April 30, 2017 · Wings of Change · (No comments)

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has selected Miami as the host city for its Wings of Change conference, scheduled for early May 2017, and there is an important reason behind this choice: the impressive growth of Miami as an international hub for aviation.


According to a recent article published in the Miami Herald, the aviation industry in South Florida has expanded its regional payroll from $1.2 billion to more than $2 billion over the last five years. One out of every four jobs in Miami is now related in some way to aviation.


IATA represents 261 passenger and cargo airlines operating in 191 countries. The Miami conference is expected to gather 300 industry leaders who will discuss the future of the industry in terms of regulation, labor, technology, and safety.


Prior to the conference, Miami officials and key aviation industry representatives have been engaged in marketing the Magic City as a convenient hub for all types of flights. To this effect, Miami has had an advantage due to the convergence of business entities that have been providing passenger, cargo, military, and leisure flights since the 20th century. The City of Miami had a strong presence at the Paris Air Show last year, and many aviation companies have shown interest in setting up shop in South Florida.


The aerospace sector has also shown strong development in Miami over the last few years. This emergence is due to the fact that Miami has managed to attract a lot of tech talent, and there’s also the geographic factor since the city is located near the Space Coast and Cape Canaveral.


Miami International Airport is currently home to more than 200 companies dedicated to aircraft maintenance and repair. A few startups dedicated to electronic instruments have also chosen Miami as their operational center.


The Wings of Change conference could set up shop permanently in Miami. The previous host city was Santiago in Chile; organizers are interested in Miami’s status as the new business capital of Latin America, and thus they are already thinking about the next conference, which would take place before the end of the decade.


April 29, 2017 · San Francisco · (No comments)

Fifty years after finishing from Campbell High School and following different paths, a number of friends chose it was time for a reunion.


Their strategy was so popular that their little reunion is going to become a much larger celebration for those who strolled the halls of the school, which closed in 1980.


On June 17 anybody who went to the defunct school is welcomed to the Campbell High All School Reunion at John D. Morgan Park, situated at 540 W. Rincon Ave.


Donald Russell, class of 1967 and a committee member arranging the reunion, at first prepared a reunion with 2 high school friends through Facebook. They figured it would be time to remember their high school days and meet with those that they haven’t seen in years. Their graduation day was during a June 16 and the strategy was to relive that day in all its glory.


The three people were going to fulfill 50 years in the future Friday, June 16, at 4:30 p.m. on the CHS yard. Russell states that when other alumni got wind of the occasion, they desired to sign up with the reunion.


The number grew, and individuals from other CHS classes wished to join us,” Russell

composed. Russell states a committee was assembled to arrange the reunion, and in January the group leased parts of the park. Previous instructors are likewise motivated to go to.


Campbell High School opened on Sept. 14, 1900, with 35 trainees. The very first school structure lays at Winchester Boulevard and Rincon Avenue.


In 1937 the building started at the crossway of Winchester Boulevard and Campbell Avenue. In the 1960s extra high schools were developed within the Campbell Union High School District.


Campbell High School was closed in 1980 due to decreasing registrations. The school website is now house to the Campbell Community.

April 28, 2017 · Burning Man · (No comments)

San Francisco organizers of the acclaimed counterculture event “Burning Man” reported they will offer the final 500 tickets to attend the Burning Man event in the Nevada desert this year for only $1,200 each. Earlier this week, newspaper reports circulated about eager customers scooping up the 30,000 passes to attend this year’s festivities within a stunning 35-minute period. Costing a mere $425 (excluding taxes and associated fees), the tickets offered to early buyers generated an impressive tally of $12,750,000- a rather impressive sum for an artistic protest against contemporary commercialism.


The Burning Man event began in 1986. It originally attracted only a few hundred participants and spectators. Held in the midst of the California desert, the enclave relocated to income tax-free Nevada several years ago. As word of the spectacle spread, Burning Man’s fame increased. Since 2011, the event has sold out. This year, the sponsors also collected $80 (and additional taxes and fees) for the sale of some 10,000 auto passes.


The Burning Man website bills the event as a “radical ritual” and a gathering of a culture dedicated to “possibility”. The desert celebration every year attracts many prominent artists. This year, some have received payments to participate in erecting a dazzling array of temporary structures, including temples, alters and totems.


Recently, academics have begun incorporating Burning Man into formal studies programs. Since 2010, a group of Burning Nerds has formed to document various aspects of the event for scholarly purposes. Burning Man now offers a formal book list and maintains an archive. Sociologists in particular have gravitated towards covering this unusual desert conclave.


Reportedly, last year the Burning Man festivities attracted some 70,000 advance registrations from people interested in attending. With only 30,0000 regular tickets available this year, many people hoping to see the event will likely need to await next year’s gathering. The sponsors do plan on offering some Low Income Tickets.

Pasadena City College revealed a brand-new program that will permit regional trainees to go to the college tuition-free for one year. The program covers all high schools within the college district’s borders, consisting of all Pasadena Unified’s high schools and personal high schools.


The only requirement for trainees is that they graduate from among those high schools and register in PCC for the fall term right away following graduation. If they register at PCC the very first term after finishing service, regional trainees who go into military service instantly following high school will be qualified.


To keep their eligibility while registered at PCC, trainees need to preserve a 2.0 score average and register in 9 systems per term. While the program currently funds tuition for just 2 terms, board President Ross Selvidge stated the board is taking a look at expenses like transport and books to be covered in the future.


The program, called “PCC Promise,” started with an event at the college’s swimming pool. President Rajen Vurdien stated that the point they wished to make is that it is their intent to make this education available to every trainee who attends Pasadena City College. They don’t want trainees to miss out on school because they lack the cash to spend on tuition.


Previous PCC President and California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott, who leads the Pasadena City College Foundation’s effort to engage with the neighborhoods, stated that the program is specifically essential for the kinds of trainees that PCC serves.


They are saying that it doesn’t matter whatever the high school record may have been, they welcome people.


Southern California has some terrific four-year organizations, Scott stated. However one needs to remain in the leading 10 or 15 percent in order to get into those organizations. The people at Pasadena City College do not agree with the idea that the other 85% should fall behind.