Manufacturer Signs Lease To Assemble Aircraft At Jamestown Airport

first_imgImage by the Luscombe Aircraft Corporation / – Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel has signed a long-term lease agreement with principals of Luscombe Aircraft Corporation to establish an aircraft production and sales business in a County-owned hangar at the County’s Jamestown Airport.  Wendel says the new enterprise will create new manufacturing jobs and generate lease revenue to offset airport operating costs.“While the current public health crisis has dramatically curtailed the level of aircraft activity at the airports, we are actively planning for a rebound in private and business aviation activity once travel and related restrictions are lifted,” said Wendel. “Similarly, the County remains fully engaged with Boutique Airlines in a broad-based, community support campaign to restore commercial air service at the Jamestown Airport.”Luscombe Aircraft Corporation will be relocating their fledgling operations from Chino, California to Chautauqua County over the next several months. Concurrently, they will be undertaking improvements to the County’s leased hangar to equip the facility with utility infrastructure and building systems necessary to begin full scale aircraft production in the summer of 2020.Luscombe’s production relocation and start-up in Chautauqua County is being actively supported by the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), The Fredonia Technology Incubator at the State University of New York at Fredonia, and the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities’ Airports Division.Luscombe Aircraft Corporation was formed for the purpose of acquiring licenses, designs and other assets to produce modernized variants of the Luscombe Model 8, a venerable single-engine aircraft that went out of production in the early 1970s.Having acquired the FAA type certificates, tooling, new-old stock (NOS) parts and associated assets from the holding company that held the rights to the aircraft design, Luscombe set about identifying a site suitable for assembly, testing and marketing of its modernized designs.The CCIDA monitored the efforts of Luscombe principals as they worked to amass the resources and necessary licenses to produce aircraft.As Luscombe’s business aspirations developed into well-defined plans, CCIDA engaged company principals in market research, analysis of suitable regional supply chain partners, and ultimately steered company representatives to the County’s Jamestown Airport where alignment between Luscombe’s needs and the County’s available hangar resources were realized.Among the many factors cited by Luscombe’s management team in selecting Chautauqua County for its aircraft production facility is the workforce development resources nurtured through Jamestown Community College and SUNY Fredonia and a local manufacturing base with recognized skilled engineers and tradesmen.The establishment of an aircraft production facility at the Jamestown Airport follows closely on the heels of other business development at the County’s airports.In February, Centric Aviation took over operation of all core flight-line services at both the Jamestown and Dunkirk airports under separate lease-operating agreements signed with the County.Under those agreements, the county receives a fixed monthly rental fee as well as a percentage of gross revenues generated from fuel sales, aircraft de-icing and other services. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),If the County has leased out the airport’s and the hanger at Jamestown….where do the federal funds go that were passed as part of the CARE act? Seems odd that this is occurring all on the heels of government funds coming this way!last_img read more

Tucker Barnhart

first_imgI was glad to see that Tucker Barnhart won the Golden Glove award this year!  The 26-year old from Brownsburg received his first Golden Glove!  He did so by beating out perennial winners Yadier Molina of the Cards and Buster Posey of the Giants.It was the first Golden Glove award for the Reds since Brandon Phillips won one in 2013 as a second baseman, and Tucker is the first Reds catcher to win since Johnny Bench in 1977.I am sure it is very satisfying for Barnhart since the so-called experts said he was too small to be a regular major league catcher.  They forgot about another ingredient to success–that is “how big is a person’s heart”?last_img

Fireworks as COPA Beach Football fiesta lights up Lagos

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Lagos fans were on Friday served the best of beach football as the 2019 COPA Lagos began with showdown among competing teams at Eko Atlantic Waterfront, Lagos Island.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that teams from Nigeria, England Brazil and Senegal and others are participating in the 8th edition of COPA Lagos.Among the invited teams for the beach soccer fiesta are Sunset Sport Kebbi BSC, Gidi Sharks and Pepsi Academy.In the first match of the day, Sports from Ghana defeated Kebbi Stars via penalty kick after the match ended 4-4.In the second match, Gidi Sharks whitewashed Pepsi Academy by 7-1, the heaviest defeat so far.The third match between Brazil and Senegal saw a great comeback as Senegal came from two goals down to defeat the Brazilian team by 5-4.The Senegalese had their goals through Datta Jean Paul, Barry Hamoudu, Diangne Manar, Fall Babacar and Al-Seyni Ndiaye.The Samba Boys also had their goals through, Edson Souza-Miranda, Piu Da-Silva, with a brace and Preieira Da-Silva.The last match of the day between Nigeria and England also had festival of goals as both teams scored 10 goals in between them with Nigeria overpowering the Three Lions by 7-3.The Super Sand Eagles Man of the Match, Emeka Ogbonna, scored a hat trick, while Godwin Zaki also scored a brace, while Clement Egan-Osi and Abolaji Abu-Azeez, contributed one goals each to complete the rout.The Sand Three Lions, however, got their goals from David Lawson, Aaron Clarke and James Jake.Speaking at the end of the match, Senegal’s Diallo Souza said that he was happy to have watched his team from a remarkable comeback.“This is a win we cherish so much, the team are not relenting in spite of the early goal; they proved that they are worthy champions.“We will be using the tournament to prepare for the World Cup,” he said.The three goals hero, Ogbonna, said that the team was pleased with the result, adding that they had all what it took to defeat other opponents.“We are happy to start with a win, this will motivate us to prepare better for our next match.“It is too early to be talking about what to expect in the finals because we have other difficult matches ahead of the team,” he said. Tags: COPA Beach FootballEko Atlantic Waterfrontlast_img read more

Robert Lewandowski ends Republic of Ireland’s hopes of automatic qualification

first_img Martin O’Neill’s men, who had won their three previous qualifiers to keep themselves firmly in the race, have the consolation prize of a place in the play-offs, but still have plenty of work to do if they are to join England, Wales and Northern Ireland at next summer’s finals. O’Neill, who had hinted in the run-up to the game that some of his players were feeling the effects of their exertions against the Germans, made five changes, restoring Glenn Whelan and James McClean after suspension, drafting in Seamus Coleman following his recovery from a hamstring problem and rewarding keeper Darren Randolph and match-winner Shane Long for their efforts on Thursday evening. The game rather meandered through the early stages as the teams probed away at each other without ever really threatening to do anything decisive, and there was no real indication of what was to follow. However, it exploded into life with 13 minutes gone when, after Coleman and O’Shea has combined to repel a foray into the box, the ball fell to Kamil Grosicki, who prompted a good reaction save from Randolph from close range. Ireland managed only to half-clear the resulting corner to Krychowiak 20 yards out and his sweetly struck low drive sped into the bottom corner with the wrong-footed Randolph helpless. But the visitors were behind for only three minutes, although the incident which led to the equaliser did not go down well with the home fans among a crowd of 57,497. Defender Michal Pazdan’s high challenge on Long was ugly, but television replays suggested it might have occurred outside the box. Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir nevertheless pointed to the spot and Walters calmly beat keeper Lukasz Fabianski to claim his eight goal in an Ireland shirt. Robert Lewandowski ended the Republic of Ireland’s hopes of automatic qualification for the Euro 2016 finals as Poland secured their trip to France. The Poles saw an 18th-minute Pawel Olkowski strike correctly ruled out for offside as the home side redoubled their efforts, and although the Republic defended stubbornly, they eventually succumbed three minutes before the break. This time, Olkowski was the provider, picking out Lewandowski with the perfect cross for the in-form striker to power a header past Randolph. Adam Nawalka’s men returned determined to kill the game off and assure their presence in France as quickly as possible, and Ireland found themselves largely on the back foot once again. Whelan forced Fabianski into a solid save with a 51st-minute shot from distance after Robbie Brady’s enterprising run, but the Stoke midfielder was to depart seven minutes later when he was replaced by Aiden McGeady, and he did so having seen Long carried from the field on a stretcher with what looked like an ankle injury. Long’s departure had prompted Robbie Keane’s introduction, but although Ireland were now contesting the game higher up the pitch, that left space behind and Grosicki almost exploited it when he was played in with 65 minutes gone, only for Randolph to block. Randolph might have been called upon once again six minutes later after Lewandowski raced clear of the cover, but Coleman came to his rescue with a superbly-timed challenge. Central defender Richard Keogh cameclose nine minutes from time when he got his head to McGeady’s cross, but Fabianski claimed the ball at the second attempt, and Ireland’s hopes were gone when O’Shea, who had been cautioned before the break, felled Lewandowski and was dismissed. The Bayern Munich striker’s 15th goal in 447 minutes of football for club and country handed the home side a 2-1 win to end their Group D campaign in second place behind world champions Germany. Grzegorz Krychowiak had given the Poles a 13th-minute lead at the Narodowy Stadium, but Jonathan Walters’ penalty three minutes later gave Ireland, who had skipper John O’Shea sent off for as second bookable offence in injury time, fresh hope until Lewandowski’s 42nd-minute intervention. Press Associationlast_img read more

MLB wrap: Late rally lifts Red Sox to win over White Sox

first_img Cardinals confirm Jordan Hicks has torn UCL SEND US HOME, MARCO!— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) June 25, 2019Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five runs over 6 1/3 innings. Studs of the NightDJ LeMahieu was a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate in the Yankees’ 10-8 win over the Blue Jays. The Cubs scored seven of their eight runs in the first five innings against the Braves. Chicago ended up winning 8-3When All-Star Game voting resumes on Wednesday, don’t forget to tell ‘em about the best catcher in baseball.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 25, 2019Dud of the NightSteven Matz didn’t have a great night. The Mets lefty gave up 10 hits and seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings against the Phillies. New York fell 13-7. The Red Sox scored runs in the last five innings Monday to pull off a win against the White Sox at Fenway Park.The White Sox took an early lead but it was the Red Sox who came away with a 6-5 victory, moving to 43-37 on the season. Eduardo Núñez started the late scoring with an RBI single in the fifth and added another in the eighth. Michael Chavis, Mookie Betts and Marco Hernández all drove in runs, as well. Hernández knocked in the walk-off run with two outs and the bases loaded. He reached on an infield single that brought home Andrew Benintendi. Related News Mets fine, but do not suspend, Mickey Callaway, Jason Vargas after incident with reporter Phillies GM says Gabe Kapler’s job isn’t on the line, despite midseason struggles HighlightGiancarlo Stanton hit his first home run of the season. Welcome back, indeed.Welcome back, @Giancarlo818.— MLB (@MLB) June 25, 2019What’s Next?Pirates (36-40) at Astros (49-30), 8:10 p.m. ET — The Astros remain in control of the American League West but they have struggled lately losing seven of their last eight games. Houston hopes to get back on track when it hosts Pittsburgh. The Pirates will start Trevor Williams (2-1, 4.12 ERA) while the Astros will counter with Gerrit Cole (6-5, 3.54 ERA).last_img read more

Poetry January 8, 2015

first_imgWomenWonderful people- I like themThey hold you when you cryAnd bath you in warm waterWith towel pampering on your soft bodyLike my mother, they cry when you cryWomenLovely PeopleOh women- Some are viciousThey smile with youAnd carry your coffin in their heartsAnd take you on wings and waste you in the oceanWomenFear themDo you know a woman? My grandmother is oneShe cooks a meat and feeds her grandchildren with her handsAnd watches them growMy grandmother is a womanBut I know a WomanShe leads you down the desertAnd strangles you with droughtAnd takes the lone camel to the oasisYour memory disappears with the breezeWomenSome are bitter, cruel, and dry to the bonesThey clinch on your tongue and cleave like a thornIf you swallow you’ll bleedI know a womanA tall GbengahShe glows like a fountain, her face glitters like fireworksAnd sparks with glamourWhat a woman?But I know another womanShe springs like a tigressAnd moans like a bullHer eyes shine like the moonSettling behind the forest gazeShe captures with her fangsHer wings are wider than the falconsKnow them boy?No one knows a womanHer heart is deeper than the ocean’s basinHome of debris and stories of agesChained like a prison gateOh women!Mighty womenWhere cometh thy prowess?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) WomenBy: Lekpele M. Nyamalon It’s a New YearBy: Lekpele M. Nyamaloncenter_img The time went click, click, clickEveryone stood straightThe bells rangPeople shouted and sangHappy new year, me na dieWaving the old year byeIs it a new year?Or just another new morningTo wake up and fearOf all the world’s hauling and pullingIt could be a day anewFilled with strength from aboveAnd promise to ensueOf a life to take hold ofIt’s a New YearRaise your hand and cheerlast_img read more