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2008-09-18 12:00:00

By Copyright 2008 Albuquerque Journal By Michael Coleman Journal Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- A congressional panel heard allegations Wednesday that Eclipse Aviation won federal approval for its new jet despite safety concerns and possibly because of "cozy " relationships between the company and federal aviation officials. The Albuquerque - based jet maker disputed testimony critical of the airplane's certification process and issued a pointby-point rebuttal to concerns raised in an...

2008-09-11 09:00:04

By Dina Cappiello Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties partied, had sex with and accepted golf and ski outings from employees of energy companies they were dealing with, federal investigators said Wednesday. The alleged transgressions involve 13 former and current Interior Department employees in Denver and Washington. Their alleged improprieties include rigging contracts, working part-time as private oil consultants, and having...

2008-09-04 18:00:21

A DEDICATED police team has been set up to patrol Liverpool's John Lennon Airport. Liverpool John Lennon Airport Neighbourhood Policing is a team of 10 officers, led by an inspector, which has been funded by the Association of Chief Police Officers. The aim is to encourage the airport community and nearby residents to get to know the name and face of the Inspector and to engage with those travelling through the airport. While there remains no specific or implied threat from terrorism...

2008-07-23 15:00:51

A report issued by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior has concluded that the National Park Service knowingly used false scientific data to bolster its attempt to drive a local oyster company from the Point Reyes National Seashore area. The investigation conducted by the Inspector General reveals that Park Service officials made false scientific claims, misled other federal authorities and attempted to hide data that called into question the...

2008-07-02 21:00:15

U.S. officials said Southwest Airlines passengers were put at risk by an overly collaborative relationship between the airline and federal regulators. The Inspector General's Office of the Department of Transportation issued a report Wednesday concluding that the Federal Aviation Administration's relationship with Southwest jeopardized the safety of thousands of Southwest customers, The Washington Post reported. The FAA acknowledged this year its inspectors improperly allowed the airlines...

2008-07-02 18:00:21

By Dave Michaels, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 2--WASHINGTON -- Federal aviation regulators haven't done enough to ensure that its inspectors' allegations of safety problems will be fully investigated, even after this year's highly publicized failings at Southwest Airlines, according to a new government report. The U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general recommended Wednesday that regulators establish an independent watchdog within the Federal Aviation Administration to...

2008-07-01 06:00:44

By Joe Seelig, Highlands Today, Sebring, Fla. Jun. 30--LAKE PLACID -- A bunch of motorists were affected, some stranded Thursday, after they reported pumping watery gasoline into their vehicles at a Shell gas station at the corner of U.S. 27 and State Road 70, south of Lake Placid. Terence McElroy, press secretary for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, confirmed the pumps at the gas station had been shut down by an inspector who found water in the tanks. The...

2008-06-26 00:02:30

CHICAGO _ Managers at an FAA radar facility handling flights into and out of Chicago's airports are under investigation over allegations they covered up air-traffic control errors, authorities said Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general's office confirmed the probe focuses on if supervisors at the Federal Aviation Administration radar facility in Elgin, Ill., underreported air-safety violations by controllers. Investigators are looking into whether the...

2008-06-23 06:00:24

GOOD teachers, an excellent start in reception and an outstanding curriculum ensure that pupils achieve well. That was the verdict of an Office for Standards in Education inspector who visited Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Primary School in February. The inspectors highlighted above average standards among 10- and 11-year-olds in year six and the positive atmosphere throughout the school. Their report heaps praise on pupils, saying they are enthusiastic and behave well. It also praises...

2008-06-22 12:00:16

By Meghan Hoyer, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jun. 22--PORTSMOUTH -- Upset citizens pointed to pictures of their neighbors' sagging porch roofs, shattered windows and yards filled with debris. Portsmouth needed to beef up its code enforcement, they demanded. The City Council agreed. Four more code inspectors were hired after that meeting in 2005 to catch problems ranging from peeling paint to tall grass. Later, a vacant housing registry was started. Residents crowed that the...


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Inspector, Chalcostephia flavifrons
2013-07-16 10:56:07

The inspector (Chalcostephia flavifrons), also known as the yellowface, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia, among many other areas of sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers a habit in tropical and subtropical areas near lakes, marshes, wetlands, swamps, and springs. The total population number and population trends of this species are unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to...

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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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