Stunning new video of the Boeing 777X interior

first_imgBoeing has released a stunning video of the 777X interior showing the many features of its latest aircraft.We design our airplane cabins so that you fly in style and comfort. See what you can enjoy onboard the new #777X and 787 #Dreamliner. pic.twitter.com/USt08C9lsq— Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) August 5, 2019The Boeing 777X combines the best features of the current 777 with a longer and wider fuselage, new engine and the composite wing design from the Boeing 787.It also features 20 per cent larger windows and lowers pressurization altitude to reduce jet lag.WATCH: Amazing thermal video of Boeing 757 landingThe 777-9X seats more than 400 passengers, depending on an airline’s configuration choices.With a range of more than 8,200 nautical miles (15,185 km), the aircraft will have the lowest operating cost per seat of any commercial aircraft says, Boeing.The second member of the family, the 777-8X, will be the most flexible jet in the world claims Boeing. The aircraft will seat 350 passengers and offer a range capability of more than 9,300 nautical miles (17,220 km).The driving force behind the 777X is Emirates President Sir Tim Clark, whose airline is the lead buyer with an order for 150.Sir Tim describes the 777X as “an absolute peach”.Key to his enthusiasm is the aircraft’s economics and greater space — it is 20 per cent more efficient per seat than the industry’s long-time benchmark the 777-300ER.The 777X is due to fly early nxt year and be delivered late in 2020.last_img read more

95 Million Reasons to Conduct An I-9 Self Audit…Very Carefully

first_imgIn 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) began auditing the I-9 practices of Asplundh Tree Experts Co.  Last month, the Company pled guilty in Pennsylvania federal court to a charge of knowingly employing immigrants without authorization to work in the U.S.  The fine: a record $95 million.In response, more and more employers are considering self-audits before DHS comes knocking at their doors.   While employers are well-advised to conduct an I-9 self-audit, there are legal minefields that need to be navigated or the self-audit may increase the employer’s potential liability.  Here are but some examples:In the interest of being super compliant, some employers have considered having all employees execute new I-9s.  This is not super compliant, but rather super dangerous.  It raises serious discrimination risks under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (“IRCA”). Other employers have questioned whether the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on DACA workers (Dreamers) requires that employers complete new I-9s for these DACA workers.  The answer is an unequivocal “NO.”   Employers cannot select for inspection employees they perceive to be high risk, such as those on visas, or those with “foreign-sounding” last names.  This type of targeted audit raises all but certain liability not only under ICRA but also the employment non-discrimination laws. Inevitably, employers may find that some I-9s are missing.  In these cases, employers should complete new I-9s, dating them on the date in which they are completed.  NEVER back date.In other cases, employers may find I-9s that are incomplete.  In these circumstances, the employer, using a different color ink, should have the document completed (either by the employer and/or the employee, depending on the omission) and, again, the employer should date the change on the date in which it is made. In still other cases, there may be a mistake.  No employer ever should white out anything on the original I-9.  Rather, the employer, in a different color ink, should cross out the incorrect language, substitute the correct language and date same on the date the change is made. The employer should prepare a summary of the scope of the audit, the manner in which it was conducted, and its findings.  But this is another blog for another day. This blog should not be construed as legal advice.last_img read more

Dream of working as doctors or engineers, PM Narendra Modi tells students

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advised students to remain focused on their goals and not to judge life through the prism of success or failure.Interacting with school students at Education City in the naxal hub, Modi told them that he saw 125 crore Indians as his family members and working for them never tires him, PTI reported.While answering a student’s question on how he dealt with stress after working for 18 hours a day, he said he never counts the number of hours he works.”I never calculate how many hours I work because the moment one does that it is not so enjoyable. One can never get tired while working, what tires a person is not being able to work. The more one works the better it is. When you finish your homework, don’t you feel happy and satisfied?” Modi asked.”When we live for our own people one cannot get tired. The people of India are my own. Won’t I feel happy to work for them,” he told them while taking their questions.Asking them not to judge their life through the prism of success and failure, he said, “What is most important how much you learn from your failures. If you are focused on your goal and working to achieve it, these things do not matter.”On a visit to Chhattisgarh, Modi asked students to take interest in sports even if they want to be IAS officers or doctors and gave them example of tribal girls from Jharkhand who have done well in sports at the international level.advertisementAsked what he would be if not a politician, he said he would like to be a child.last_img read more

Former Manchester United footballer Patrice Evra announces retirement

first_imgRome: Former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has called time on his playing career, according to the Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport. “My career as a player is officially over,” the 38-year-old told the paper. Evra made his name with Nice and Monaco before Alex Ferguson signed him for Manchester United in 2006. He would go on to make almost 300 appearances for the club, winning five Premier League titles and the Champions Leage. He moved to Juventus in 2014, winning two Serie A titles, before spells at Marseille and West Ham. He also played 81 times for France and captained them at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa which became famous for the French team strike at Knysna as they were eliminated in the group stages. Evra said that he was now turning his attention fully to coaching. “I started the course for the UEFA B licence as a coach in 2013,” he said. “Now, I want to finish that so that I can take the A licence. In other words, in a year and a half I will be qualified to manage a team.” Evra was quick to praise the influence of his former Manchester United boss. “He predicted that two of his players would become top level coaches: Ryan Giggs and Pat Evra,” he said naming himself in the third person. “I think of Sir Alex as a father. He accepted me just as I am, sometimes a leader, sometimes arrogant.” Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more