Initially, Los Angeles World Airports, the city of Los Angeles’ airports department, was to provide $1.1 million of the financial underwriting, but that obligation has shifted to Palmdale. Constraints in federal regulations on the use of airport revenues prompted the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation to ask that Palmdale pick up that financial obligation. LAWA, however, will provide $1.1 million for marketing the service. “It’s really an accounting issue,” Ledford said. “The money is still the same.” A LAWA spokesman said the change was an administrative reallocation of financial responsibilities and that the commitment to the effort remains the same. LAWA is also providing more than $1 million to the package in the form of rent waivers for the terminal at Palmdale. [email protected] (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – United Airlines will schedule flights between Palmdale and San Francisco to connect to 60 destinations worldwide under its agreement to begin service in June in the high desert. The airline and the city of Palmdale have set a goal of generating $4.4 million with the new commercial service out of the newly renamed L.A./Palmdale Regional Airport. “This is a great, great thing for our valley,” said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford. On Monday, the City Council is expected to approve an incentive plan that will provide $2 million to underwrite any loss incurred by United. The agreement covers a three-year period beginning June 7, the target date for the start of United’s service between Palmdale and San Francisco. Under the agreement, United is required to provide a minimum of 26 flights weekly – 13 departing and 13 arriving. There will be twice-daily departures except for Saturday when there will be just one. United has agreed to schedule flights to maximize access to connecting flights for passengers. The schedule will allow for connecting flights to approximately 60 destinations on flights offered either by United or its Star Alliance partners. The flight schedule is to be available no later than April 1. The agreement does not set fares. However, there is a statement that the fares “shall not vary significantly in price levels or terms and conditions” from those offered for routes of similar distance and in similar-size markets. The financial underwriting is part of a $4.6 million incentive package put together by a coalition of supporters of Palmdale’s airport to lure in an airline. The coalition, called Wheels Up Palmdale, was successful in landing a $900,000 federal grant to help underwrite airline service.
Chelsea have again been linked with Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, with The Mail on Sunday suggesting the Blues are lining up a £15m bid for the Dutchman.It is claimed their determination to land Krul on £90,000-a-week wages has forced Tottenham out of the race to sign him, leaving Spurs to look abroad.Abramovich is said to be keen for Chelsea to sign Krul.Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has apparently agreed to bankroll a big-money offer for Krul after growing concerns over the form of Petr Cech.The Sun on Sunday report that keeper Thibaut Courtois, who has been on loan at Atletico Madrid from Chelsea, would like to stay in Spain for another season.The Sunday Mirror, meanwhile, have an interview with Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, who insists his players do not fear Chelsea’s physical strength.The two teams meet in the Champions League next week and Guardiola said: “Am I worried by Chelsea’s physical approach? No, I’m not worried.“We have the mentality to control this situation. It’s very important to have this mentality.”Click here for the Chelsea v Tottenham quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook read more
Lampard is Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorerThe drums are rolling, and the clock is ticking.Yes. With every single turn of the clock, Chelsea fans eagerly wait with baited breathe to know who the next manager at the club will be.Rumors have been going around, and many people are not sure who will take the mantle and lead the club to more victories after Maurizio Sarri.• Move to JuventusDespite doing his personal best and even going on to win a Europa League, the bond between Maurizio Sarri and the Stamford Bridge community never picked up.Murmurs about boring football from the fans always led to an increased impasse at the club.However, the scene on the other side is quite different because Juventus, through their sporting director, has seen the worth of Maurizio.They say they feel contented with what he did at Nepali and Stamford Bridge. This move has paved the way for Frank Lampard to return to the club.• Frank Lampard’s ReturnFrank Lampard, who is the all-time best scorer for Chelsea, is now the most favored candidate by the club to take the position.The hierarchy at the Stamford Bridge believes he is going to bring back to life the clubs products.Who wouldn’t think so?Here at the best casino online voltcasino.com, we watched as the man who was the former midfielder of the blues consistently brought to life football games whenever he was playing.If Chelsea came knocking, it would be tough for Lampard to turn down the offer. It’s also very tricky with football; you never know when precisely another such opportunity will come standing on your doorstep.This call could be the golden opportunity he needs to go back to Stamford Bridge.• It’s not yet over……… says the RamsIt appears Frank Lampard’s impeccable record is still following him, another reason why Harry Redknapp might be looking for him. He already led the Rams to the finals of the championship play-off but suffered a heart-breaking defeat to Aston Villa.On the other hand, Mel Morris, the derby owner, says that no one has come knocking on his door looking for Lampard. No approach whatsoever has been made.“Apart from the fact that the blues do not have a manager now after the confirmation of Maurizio’s move to Juventus, nothing has changed. We would still want to have Frank with us, and we would like him to know we are interested in being with him for the long term.Some of the other names that have also been floated for the position of the manager include Watford’s main man Javi Gracia, but there are questions on how well he will be able to perform.Laurent Blanc and Allegri himself are some of the other names which have also been talked about.ConclusionBut until the new manager at Stamford Bridge is confirmed. The club still has the task of getting compensation of up to about £5million from Juventus.That is the amount they used last summer to get Maurizio Sarri from Nepali. With the hope and determination from the Juventus camp, both clubs feel that it is imperative that a deal is reached very soon. At the best casino online voltcasino.com, we can’t wait to break to you the news of who the new manager at Stamford Bridge will be. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndo read more
19 January 2007The Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town has been rated among the top 10 in the world in an influential annual survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit.According to a statement issued by the school this week, the ratings, released in December, place the UCT Graduate School of Business in the top four for its customised programmes and in the top 10 for its open programmes.The former are programmes tailored to the needs of a particular business, while the latter are open to executives from any company.The rating of 4.3 out of 5 for its customised programmes places the school on the same level as the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (US), University of Washington Business School (US) and Instituto de Empresa (Spain).The rating of 4.0 out of 5 for its open progammes “is shared with the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad in India), the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (US), and Thunderbird’s Garvin School of International Management (US),” the school said.“The UCT GSB is also the first African business school to have its full-time MBA ranked in the Financial Times’ Global Top 100. The school moved up to place 66th in the annual rankings last year.”Elaine Rumboll, director of the school’s executive education unit, said the high score for its customised programmes was “particularly exciting for the school as customised programmes are the biggest growth area for executive education globally.“Change is inherent to emergent markets and we are challenged to address constantly evolving needs,” Rumboll said. “Not only is the market growing, but it is also impatient for punchy and relevant learning experiences that will have a lasting impact on business practices.“Course design in such an environment is an exciting prospect, and true competitive advantage lies with those business schools that are able to take a wide range of insights and combine them intelligently to create interesting, trans-disciplinary and impactful learning processes.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material read more