Showing posts with label Postpone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Postpone. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Postpone The Nigeria's 5 Greatest Living Legends Awards Ceremony Until President Umaru Yar'Adua Recovers

May I advise the executive management of the Silverbird Television and the Vanguard Newspapers to postpone the awards ceremony for the Nigeria's 5 Greatest Living Legends, because of the state of emergency over the critical condition of President Umaru Yar'Adua.

It is baffling that at such a critical time as this, you have chosen to celebrate your so called "Nigeria's 5 Greatest Living Legends".
Have they in any way helped to salvage the majority of the millions of Nigerians wallowing in abject poverty or saved Nigeria from being rated as one of the most corrupt and poorest countries on earth?

Your commercial opportunism is so unethical and confirms your mercantile ulterior motive of using these popularity rankings to exploit the gullible millions of Nigerians who voted to fatten your pockets of corruption in the camouflage of Nigeria's 5 Greatest Living Legends.

Stop this parade of intellectual ignorance in the masquerade of arrogance.

God save President Umaru Yar'Adua.
God save Nigeria.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Boeing Postpones 787 First Flight

23 Jun 2009 14:00 Africa/Lagos

Boeing Postpones 787 First Flight

EVERETT, Wash., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) today announced that first flight of the 787 Dreamliner will be postponed due to a need to reinforce an area within the side-of-body section of the aircraft.

The need was identified during the recent regularly scheduled tests on the full-scale static test airplane. Preliminary analysis indicated that flight test could proceed this month as planned. However, after further testing and consideration of possible modified flight test plans, the decision was made late last week that first flight should instead be postponed until productive flight testing could occur.

First flight and first delivery will be rescheduled following the final determination of the required modification and testing plan. It will be several weeks before the new schedule is available. The 787 team will continue with other aspects of testing on Airplane #1, including final gauntlet testing and low-speed taxiing. Work will also continue on the other five flight test aircraft and the subsequent aircraft in the production system.

Scott Carson, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes said a team of experts has already identified several potential solutions.

"Consideration was given to a temporary solution that would allow us to fly as scheduled, but we ultimately concluded that the right thing was to develop, design, test and incorporate a permanent modification to the localized area requiring reinforcement. Structural modifications like these are not uncommon in the development of new airplanes, and this is not an issue related to our choice of materials or the assembly and installation work of our team," Carson said.

Boeing's financial guidance will be updated to reflect any impact of these changes when the company issues its second quarter 2009 earnings report in July.

Boeing will hold a conference call with Carson, Pat Shanahan, vice president and general manager of Airplane Programs, and Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, to discuss the 787 program today at 10:00 a.m. EDT, 7:00 a.m., PDT. A webcast of that call will be accessible at

Yvonne Leach, Communications, 206-854-5027
Lori Gunter, Communications, 206-931-5919
Rob Young, Investor Relations, 312-544-2140

Source: Boeing

CONTACT: Yvonne Leach, Communications, +1-206-854-5027, or Lori Gunter,
Communications, +1-206-931-5919, or Rob Young, Investor Relations,
+1-312-544-2140, all of Boeing