David Riggs died when a plane he was flying crashed in China.

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The cause of the accident remains under investigation. The plane was not equipped with a black box recorder because of its small size. Zhang said Riggs crashed while attempting a stunt in which the wheels of his plane were to drag along the lake surface at high speed. He had just taken off in a light rain, but there was no indication he had violated any flying regulations, Zhang said. Other reports said Chinese officials had urged Riggs not to take off, but Zhang said he had no information about that. Riggs was a well-known Hollywood stunt pilot, and the center of considerable controversy over a string of legal problems and penchant for self-promotion. Riggs website touts his credentials as a holder of several aviation speed world records, but doesnt mention the fact his U.S. pilots license had been suspended twice. Yang Qing/ Yang Qing/Xinhua Press/Corbis David Riggs body was recovered after more than 70 hours of searching. The first time was after buzzing the famed Santa Monica pier in Los Angeles in his Vodochody L-39 Albatros jet trainer. Riggs was sentenced to 60 days of community service and 60 days in jail for reckless flying. He lost his license again in November for selling rides in his plane without permission. The prosecution came after a plane piloted by a business partner crashed, killing both people on board. Riggs had a stack of other legal problems, including convictions for bank, wire and passport fraud.

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Russia wields hard power over Armenia

President Vladimir Putin signed the law in June, sparking global outrage and a wave of protests demanding a boycott of the Games, which will be held in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi in February. There’s no sign of athletes staying away but others big names are distancing themselves from the event. Just this week pop singer Cher said she had refused an invitation to perform because of Russia’s anti-gay stance. Related: Bars worldwide boycott Russian vodka over anti-gay laws Putin said in an interview on state television in September that gay people would not be discriminated against at the Sochi Games. But that appears at odds with statements made by government officials that the anti-gay propaganda law will be enforced. The legislation gives authorities the power to impose fines as well as detain foreigners who are deemed to have breached the law before deporting them. Four Dutch tourists reportedly making a film about gay rights in Russia were arrested under the law in July. The other big Olympic sponsors are Visa ( V , Fortune 500 ), Samsung ( SSNLF ), Panasonic ( PCRFF ), General Electric ( GE , Fortune 500 ), Dow Chemical ( DOW , Fortune 500 ), Procter & Gamble ( PG , Fortune 500 ), Omega ( OCFN ) and Atos ( ATOS ). They’re staying tight-lipped about the issue in public but a senior official at the International Olympic Committee said this month that several had raised concerns about how the law could affect the Games. “I have heard a lot from the sponsors, especially the American sponsors, of what they are afraid of might happen,” IOC marketing commission chairman Gerhard Heiberg said. “I think this could ruin a lot for all of us,” he added, saying the IOC would enforce its rules against demonstrations. Related: Olympics win boosts Japan stocks A spokesperson for Coca-Cola said the company has been “straightforward in our many discussions with the IOC about our expectations regarding safety and security [at the Games] …and will continue to engage directly with the IOC on this paramount priority.” Companies pay an estimated $100 million to become a major Olympic sponsor. They also pump in massive additional investment to support related marketing campaigns.

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The Russian premier was speaking during a media interaction with editors attending the 15th General Assembly of Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies(OANA) here. Noting that Russia has very “purposeful” relationship with India, he said, “we would like to advance this relationship in various fields including by having technical cooperation.” “We have done in the past and would continue to do so,” Medvedev said, adding, “We are interested in further developing and consolidating our strategic partnership with India.” According to an earlier plan, KNPP-I was supposed to go on stream by the end of August, but missed the target due to a technical snag. The Unit-I had achieved criticality on July 13. The second unit is expected to go on stream by June next year. KNPP Units one and two are VVER-1000 type reactors being set up with technical cooperation from Russia. Kudankulam is a 2,000 MW project comprising the two units each of which will generate 1,000 MW power. There is a plan to set up four more units of 1,000 MW each. Once those are ready, the Kudankulam plant will have six reactors in all. For commissioning the third and fourth units, talks between the governments of India and Russia are in an advanced stage. Besides Indo-Russian relations, Medvedev also spoke about the situation in Syria, Russia’s ties with Commonwealth of Independent States(CIS) and countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Medvedev described the situation in Syria as “very complicated” and said it should be allowed to find out a peaceful solution to the crisis on its own. “External interference is not acceptable. We will never support it,” he said in an apparent reference to US moves to carry out strikes in Syria.

Russia wants to consolidate strategic ties with India: Medvedev

But on Sept. 3 right in the middle of the Syria crisis the Armenian government abruptly declared that it would drop the whole project. Rather than aligning itself with the worlds largest free-trade zone and some of the worlds most sophisticated democracies, Armenia decided to stick with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan and opted to join the Eurasian Customs Union . No one pretends that Armenia was attracted by Russias soft power. By way of explanation, President Serzh Sargsyan has said that Armenia depends on Russia for its security and that Armenia has a large diaspora living in Russia . This sounds odd: Most security alliances, NATO included, do not require their members to join a customs union, and the presence of immigrants in one country doesnt usually affect trade policy in another. But Armenia has been made anxious in recent weeks by Russian diplomatic overtures to Azerbaijan , Armenias main rival, as well as by anti-immigrant rhetoric from Russian officials . The Armenians took the hint: If they signed the trade deal with Europe, Russia might sell more arms to their rival and expel the Armenians who live in Russia. The Armenians were no doubt watching Russian moves elsewhere in their immediate neighborhood, where a distinct pattern is emerging. On Sept. 11, Russia banned the import of Moldovan wine on the grounds that it is a health hazard. Ukrainian chocolates have suffered the same fate . Another old tactic, the use of gas pricing and supply as a tool of political influence , is being resurrected in Ukraine. In essence and Im summarizing here the Russians have let the Ukrainians understand that if they drop their own negotiations with Europe and join the Eurasian Customs Union, the price of gas they import from Russia could drop by more than half.

 

 

Gilbert, a candidate for the university presidency , for a round of meetings on Thursday. Gilbert, provost and executive vice president at Mississippi State University, is one of three finalists to replace longtime USA President Gordon Moulton, who retired July 1. Gilbert met with members of the universitys health systems division first, at 7 a.m., then had a series of meetings with the college deans, members of the financial affairs department, the Faculty Senate and the Board of Trustees. At 4 p.m., he took part in a public forum at USAs Mitchell Center. Before a crowd of about 200, he gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining his goals and ideas for the university, then took questions from the audience. Gilberts goals included improving the universitys retention rate of 68 percent and its graduation rate of 37 percent; creating more of an international focus for the universitys research programs; and attracting more businesses to the universitys Technology & Research Park. Doug Marshall, president of USAs Faculty Senate and a member of the presidential search committee, started the question-and-answer session by asking Gilbert if it was important, given the size of USAs health care division, to encourage the health care and university divisions to become more collaborative. The more we can get them working together, the better, Gilbert responded. I would do all that I could try to do bring the two divisions together as often as possible. Marshall also asked how Gilbert envisioned a typical faculty members workday in the future. Across the country, things are changing for faculty members, Gilbert said. Theyre more focused on research as we go forward. There is going to be more demand on faculty to be involved in knowledge creation and research. An audience member asked for Gilberts opinion on the universitys reliance on faculty adjunct professors. I think there is a place for a variety of different faculty types, Gilbert said, but relying too heavily on adjuncts is not a good idea. Other questions focused on ideas for expanding campus activities, enhancing the universitys role in the community and improving campus communication.

AIRMALL® USA Appoints Brandon Blaylock as Company’s New CEO and President

USA Cycling has endorsed British challenger Brian Cookson against incumbent President Pat McQuaid in a contentious election that will be decided Sept. 27 in Florence, Italy. Cookson has promised to rebuild cyclings reputation and governance after years of doping allegations that reached a crescendo with the Lance Armstrong confession. The culture of doping within the sport largely stained McQuaids two-term tenure. Thursday’s Photos of the day USA Cycling has raised concerns about the legitimacy of McQuaids nomination for the presidency after he failed to gain support from his home Irish federation and Switzerland, where he lives. He is running with support from Malaysia and Thailand. USA Cycling said in endorsing Cookson on Wednesday that he is best qualified to lead UCI and rebuild trust in the organization. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Markets close in 3 hrs 18 mins AIRMALL USA Appoints Brandon Blaylock as Company’s New CEO and President – Announcement Comes as Company Prepares for Other Changes, Innovations – Press Release: AIRMALL USA 2 hours 47 minutes ago Print PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — AIRMALL USA , developer of the leading airport concessions model in North America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Blaylock as the company’s new CEO and president. In this capacity, Blaylock will oversee and direct all of AIRMALL USA’s retail concessions operations at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). He will also oversee business development initiatives for AIRMALL USA as it grows its portfolio of airports in North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130815/NE65000LOGO ) “Few companies can say that they literally invented a concept. AIRMALL revolutionized the way we think about airport concessions when it launched their approach at Pittsburgh International Airport more than 20 years ago, and since then, that approach has been emulated across North America,” said Blaylock. “It takes vision and boldness to go against the norm and change the conversation, and I am proud to be leading a company with that thinking. This approach will propel us into our next chapter of revolutionizing how people shop and eat when they’re at the airport.” Blaylock comes to AIRMALL with more than 30 years of experience in development, engineering, banking, investments, company operations, and fund management. He is the co-founder of Faros Infrastructure Partners, a private investment firm based in London and Darien, Ct. His background includes a broad range of sectors, including oil and gas, transportation, and energy. Prior to founding Faros Infrastructure Partners, Blaylock spent 18 years at General Electric (GE) as CEO of GE Transportation Finance, Inc., and as managing director/executive vice president of various GE Capital groups. Blaylock also served on the board of directors and investment committee of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) a multi-billion dollar infrastructure fund as a representative of GE Capital Energy Financial Services, Mubadala Infrastructure Partners and the Latin America Infrastructure Fund. Prior to GE, Blaylock spent several years in commercial banking and in the production department at Exxon. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California. He earned his M.B.A. from UCLA. Blaylock’s appointment comes at a time when AIRMALL is preparing to unveil a new brand identity for the company, one that more readily speaks to its role as a change agent for airports and cities alike that seek to enhance the passenger experience and maximize revenues from a high-quality concessions program. “Our new tagline is ‘Go With Us,’ and we believe it speaks definitively to what AIRMALL can bring to any airport,” Blaylock continued. “When you go with AIRMALL, you’re going with an approach that brings the very best local, national and international brands together, and you’re committing to a program that requires those operators to compete for the passenger’s dollar. This model set the industry standard and has generated among the highest-per passenger spends on the continent. Our programs also turn into economic engines, bringing more jobs to the region and providing critical infrastructure dollars that translate into permanent improvements for airports.” Blaylock replaces Mark Knight, who had been with the company since 1992. “For 21 years, Mark Knight’s steady hand guided AIRMALL to its many successes. He oversaw the launch of the first AIRMALL at Pittsburgh International Airport and engineered the company’s growth in the ensuing decades as it expanded its operations to other key cities,” Blaylock said. “We thank Mark for his many contributions, and we wish him every success in his next chapter.” For more information, visit www.airmall.com . About AIRMALL USA AIRMALL USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport (Terminals B and E), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The leading airport concessions model in North America, AIRMALL USA continues to boast the highest per-passenger spend on the continent and consistently receives accolades for innovation and customer service. For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit www.airmall.com . Contact:

Vestas receives 60 MW order in the USA as part of turbine supply agreements with a potential of up to 610 MW

Must enter an email address. You must enter the verification code below to send. Invalid entry: Please type the verification code again. The Wall Street Journal news department was not involved in the creation of this content. PRESS RELEASE September 20, 2013, 2:34 a.m. ET Vestas receives 60 MW order in the USA as part of turbine supply agreements with a potential of up to 610 MW Text Vestas Wind Systems A/SCompany AnnouncementVestas receives 60 MW order in the USA as part of turbine supply agreements with a potential of up to 610 MWVestas receives 60 MW order in the USA as part of turbine supply agreements with a potential of up to 610 MW Aarhus, Denmark, 2013-09-20 08:29 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA for wind turbine equipment corresponding to 60 MW to secure PTC beyond 2013. This is part of turbine supply agreements with a potential of up to 610 MW. The order has been received from Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (ref. company announcement No. 33/2013 of 2 August 2013).