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2009-08-22 15:22:18

Peter Hedblom shot 6-under-par 64 Saturday to forge a two-stroke lead after 54 holes of the European Tour's KLM Open golf tournament at Zanvoort, Netherlands. The Swede began the day in a tie for the top spot with defending champion Darren Clarke. Hedblom's round included an eagle at the par-5 second, a bogey at the par-3 11th, and five birdies. His three-round total, 14-under 196, is lowest on the tour this season. The start I got off to calmed me down a little bit, and after that I started...

2009-08-21 13:14:02

Defending champion Darren Clarke shot 3-under-par 67 Friday to tie Peter Hedblom for the 36-hole lead at the KLM Open golf tournament at Zanvoort, Netherlands. They supplanted first-round co-leaders Garry Orr and Paul McGinley. Their 36-hole total at 8-under 132 leads five golfers -- Bradley Dredge (67), Kenneth Ferrie (67), Peter Lawrie (67), Wade Ormsby (67) and Oskar Henningson (66) -- by one stroke. Clarke's round was dampened by bogeys at the first, fifth and ninth holes. Hedblom blew a...

2009-08-20 14:29:46

Paul McGinley and Garry Orr shot 6-under-par 64 Thursday and share the lead after the first round at the KLM Open golf tournament at Zandvoort, Netherlands. McGinley began with an eagle at the par-5 second hole followed by a birdie at the third. Later, he bogeyed the eighth but had a string of birdies from 12-15. Orr made an eagle at the par-5 12th and four birdies. My season's been flat, McGinley said. I've not played well enough and I need to do better. I've been playing pretty well lately,...

2009-08-13 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Carmel Car and Limousine Service announced today that Carmel is now featured on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines as the ground transportation company for all of KLM's scheduled passengers. KLM is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. KLM operates worldwide passenger services to more than 90 international destinations and is the only carrier on 61 of the routes it operates. Carmel Car and Limousine is uniquely suited to work with...

2009-07-07 14:20:00

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) delivered 56 aircraft to the Commercial, Executive, and Defense segments during the second quarter of 2009 (2Q09). On June 30, 2009, the Company's firm order backlog was US$ 19.8 billion. Of the 56 aircraft delivered by Embraer in 2Q09, 35 went to the Commercial Aviation segment, 19 to Executive Aviation, and two to Defense. Deliveries by Segment 2Q09 2009...

2009-06-26 07:45:00

Core management team to focus on alliance business, passenger benefits MOSCOW, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyTeam announced today significant milestones in the creation of a new centralized organization for the alliance. Since naming a managing director in April 2009, SkyTeam has recruited six executives from its partner airlines to serve on the core management team and secured a location in Amsterdam for the company headquarters. While a key function of the management team is to collaborate...

2009-06-15 13:46:00

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) has sold a third E-Jet -- an EMBRAER 175 -- to Japan's Fuji Dream Airlines, a company of the Suzuyo Group. The original contract, signed in November 2007 with the Suzuyo Group, covered a firm order for two EMBRAER 170s and purchase rights for another aircraft of the same model. That contract was amended, opening the way for Fuji Dream to order the EMBRAER 175. This transaction is already included in...

2009-06-15 11:23:00

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer and KLM Cityhopper, KLM's regional subsidiary, signed a contract for another seven EMBRAER 190 jets, confirming the options in the original contract, announced in August 2007. The Dutch airline still has 11 options to buy Embraer jets. The initial deliveries of this new order should take place during the first semester of 2010. "We could not be more honored and proud than we are of this confirmation by KLM Cityhopper and...

2009-06-14 14:55:00

LE BOURGET, France, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air France's newest Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777 Freighter arrived Sunday in Le Bourget ahead of Monday's opening of the 48th International Paris Air Show. The 777 Freighter will be on display during the show, highlighting its fuel efficiency and cargo capacity. The 777 Freighter is the second 777F delivered to Air France from its May 2005 order for five. Air France was the launch customer for the 777 Freighter program. The twin-engine Boeing...

2009-06-01 04:00:00

Marks Significant Step Toward Completion of Alliance Facility at Terminal 4 LONDON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SkyTeam announced that the first level of its first ever co-branded alliance lounge in Terminal 4 at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) opens on Thursday, June 4. The two-level lounge occupies more than 1,600 square meters and offers space for more than 300 passengers. Jointly designed by the nine member and associate airlines serving Heathrow, the lounge offers...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'