Training center – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 10:28:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://anandayogashram.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-56-150x150.jpg Training center – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ 32 32 Thousands of students learn job skills at the Bidwell Training Center https://anandayogashram.org/thousands-of-students-learn-job-skills-at-the-bidwell-training-center/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:05:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/thousands-of-students-learn-job-skills-at-the-bidwell-training-center/ PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s called the big quit — people are quitting their jobs in droves to want something different, something better. The Bidwell Training Center has been providing vocational training for 50 years. Horticulture students grow herbs in a greenhouse, which will then be used by cooking students who learn how to prepare food […]]]>

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s called the big quit — people are quitting their jobs in droves to want something different, something better.

The Bidwell Training Center has been providing vocational training for 50 years. Horticulture students grow herbs in a greenhouse, which will then be used by cooking students who learn how to prepare food professionally.

They are among 3,000 students who learn job skills at the Bidwell Training Center each semester at no cost to them.

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The Bidwell Training Center has been providing vocational training for 50 years.

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Bidwell joined the Manchester Craftsman’s Guild on the North Side in 1972, and Bill Strickland, who was CEO for around 50 years, said that had evolved.

“We moved from building trades to technology based on what the industry was telling us,” Strickland said.

New Manchester Bidwell Corporation CEO Kevin Jenkins said Bidwell has professional advisory boards that tell them what industries need now and how Bidwell can help them.

Bidwell currently offers Culinary Arts, Horticulture, Chemical Laboratory Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, and Medical Coder programs. The programs last from seven to 13 months.

They are working with local hospitals to help alleviate their staffing shortages and are exploring new areas for the future.

“We’ve had conversations on the tech front. AI, robotics, professions like that, advanced manufacturing, things we haven’t done in the past,” Jenkins said.

Bidwell works to help every student succeed. Not only does it cost the student nothing to attend, but Bidwell also has a fund to help students with other obstacles that arise, such as transportation issues, a computer or phone, or even broken glasses.

“It’s the little things that may seem simple but ultimately could be the deciding factor if you continue in the program,” Jenkins Ais said.

Everywhere you look at Manchester Bidwell there is beauty. Strickland designed the school to inspire students and show them the respect they deserve.

“It’s not accidental. It’s quite deliberate,” Strickland said. “And what we’ve figured out through trial and error is that kids do better, kids do better in an environment like this.”

On average over the past five years, at least 80% of Bidwell students graduate and at least 80% of graduates are placed in jobs.

So many cities want a program like Bidwell, and the MCG Youth Arts Program he created is a way for cities to create similar educational environments. There are now 11 across the country and one in Israel. The newest opens in Westmoreland County this summer.

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AAP slams government in middle of Agnipath line; Kejriwal says Agniveers don’t want to ‘keep BJP office’ https://anandayogashram.org/aap-slams-government-in-middle-of-agnipath-line-kejriwal-says-agniveers-dont-want-to-keep-bjp-office/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 12:25:04 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/aap-slams-government-in-middle-of-agnipath-line-kejriwal-says-agniveers-dont-want-to-keep-bjp-office/ Protests against Agnipath program continue in various parts of India Photo: IENS New Delhi: As protests against the newly announced Agnipath program continue, the Aam Aadmi party has repeatedly attacked the BJP and the central government. While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal insisted that people were not joining the army ‘to be a guard outside […]]]>

Protests against Agnipath program continue in various parts of India

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New Delhi: As protests against the newly announced Agnipath program continue, the Aam Aadmi party has repeatedly attacked the BJP and the central government. While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal insisted that people were not joining the army ‘to be a guard outside the BJP office’, party MP Sanjay Singh explained the alleged disadvantages of the new program.
“Don’t disrespect the young people and the military personnel of the country so much. The young people of our country are working hard day and night to pass the physical examination, pass the test because they want to serve the country all their lives by going to the army, not because they want to be a guard outside the BJP office,” Kejriwal tweeted in response to comments made by senior BJP official Kailash Vijayvargiya.

“After 4 years, 100% of Agniveers will be expelled. Not 25%…”up to 25%”…Agniveers will have to re-apply. This number can be 2%, not necessarily 25 %,” Singh said at a press conference on Sunday afternoon. Hitting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the senior AAP leader accused the Prime Minister of turning the Indian Army into a “training center for security guards for baker“.
Echoing the reasons given by the protesters, the legislator also pointed out that those recruited under the Agnipath scheme would not be entitled to pensions or health benefits. “They won’t even get martyr status. Medical facilities won’t be available, canteen won’t be available. Whereas if someone becomes an MP or an MP, even for a day, he gets a pension for life” , Singh added.

On Saturday, AAP Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha urged Defense Minister Rajnath Singh to “immediately” cancel the Agnipath program and resume the regular recruitment process for the defense services for the year underway, saying the new recruitment plan has “rightly” caused “great anguish”. among potential recruits across the country. In a letter to the Defense Minister, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader listed a host of shortcomings in the Agnipath program and said he denies “the honor of the regiment” and “erodes the quality of our troops”.
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Space Camp Receives $10 Million Donation for New Inspiration4 Training Center https://anandayogashram.org/space-camp-receives-10-million-donation-for-new-inspiration4-training-center/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 01:58:35 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/space-camp-receives-10-million-donation-for-new-inspiration4-training-center/ HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Jared Isaacman, commander of Inspiration4 and founder and CEO of Shift4, announced a $10 million donation to the US Space and Rocket Center to build a new Space Camp facility. The multi-million dollar donation will help construct a 40,000 square foot hangar-style building. Concept planned for the Inspiration4 training center Hubble […]]]>

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Jared Isaacman, commander of Inspiration4 and founder and CEO of Shift4, announced a $10 million donation to the US Space and Rocket Center to build a new Space Camp facility.

The multi-million dollar donation will help construct a 40,000 square foot hangar-style building.

Concept planned for the Inspiration4 training center

“Space Camp may be located in Huntsville, Alabama, but it’s an asset to the whole nation,” Isaacman said. “There are things here that you won’t find in school, that you won’t find in your local museum, your computer, your iPad or your virtual reality headset could never provide you.”

The building is planned to bring together several of the immersive activities of Space Camp and Aviation Challenges under one roof. Plans include space and aviation simulators, an indoor swimming pool, a net drone space, classrooms and a challenge course for future trainees.

The announcement was made on Space Camp’s current mission training ground during their 40th anniversary celebration. While the US Space and Rocket Center opened in 1970, Space Camp was founded in 1982.

The Rocket Center is in the final stages of selecting a site for the new building and an architectural firm for the design. There was no fixed timeline for the construction process in the announcement.

Isaacman will also donate an L-39 Black Diamond aircraft for display at the new facility when it is complete.

The Inspiration4 mission was the first all-civilian crew to go into space. They raised nearly $250 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in a fundraiser before their flight on September 15, 2021, aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. The crew of four visited the US Space and Rocket Center before their flight to meet the campers and talk about their mission.

Isaacman said the Inspiration4 mission was a big step forward for space travel, and he encourages others to support the future of American space exploration.

“We’ve always said that if we were successful, it would open the door to so many exciting missions to follow, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen,” Isaacman said. “What you see at Space Camp is a lot of young minds that will be on these missions one day.”

Isaacman went to Aviation Challenge when he was 12, and his teammate Chris Sembroski previously worked as a Space Camp counselor.

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Jeff Mayweather opens a training center for “combat” athletes https://anandayogashram.org/jeff-mayweather-opens-a-training-center-for-combat-athletes/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 19:40:18 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/jeff-mayweather-opens-a-training-center-for-combat-athletes/ Some deals are too good to pass up. Jeff Mayweather admits he never wanted to take on the responsibility of owning a gym. However, when offered a deal just to use his namesake – he once held the IBO super featherweight title and is the boxing champion’s uncle. Floyd Mayweather Jr. – he could not […]]]>

Some deals are too good to pass up. Jeff Mayweather admits he never wanted to take on the responsibility of owning a gym. However, when offered a deal just to use his namesake – he once held the IBO super featherweight title and is the boxing champion’s uncle. Floyd Mayweather Jr. – he could not refuse it.

But her quest to help others wouldn’t allow her to collect a check just for the simple act of using her name. He says he will be a fixture at the Jeff Mayweather Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and his team are currently creating ways to bring attention to the gym, through various fighting and fitness-focused kids’ events and camps.

Mayweather trained at Floyd’s gym for years; now he has a place he can call his own. The name Mayweather rings very loud in the boxing world and in the state of Nevada, and Jeff’s training facility will surely continue that trend. The 18,000 square foot gym hosts boxing, mixed martial arts, karate, taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, strength and conditioning.

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“Jazzy” Jeff explains how the gym came to fruition, discusses recent Boxing Hall of Fame inductees and gives a non-prediction for the highly anticipated potential fight between Errol Spence and Terence Crawford.

Zenger: It was long overdue, but now you have your own gym, the Jeff Mayweather Training Center. How did it all come together?

Mayweather: I’m not 100% sure. So, I don’t want to say anything wrong there, but I kind of know. The owner wanted to use my name for this gym. But he didn’t want to ask me, so he asked this guy who already works at the gym, who I was doing a radio show with. I said yes.” He wanted to pay me for using my name, and I said, “No, I want to be in this club if my name is on it. I’m going to be there to greet people and set up different things that are going to happen in this gym as well.”

At the moment we are working on tournaments, “Jeff Mayweather Classics”, which will be tournaments where we will fight against different countries. We are looking at Canada, Ireland and London. We are also working on New York vs. Vegas. And eventually, we’ll also start hosting state-to-state events. We will organize training camps for young children. We will also do this event that I have been attending for about 7-8 years, “Bosses vs Boxers”. They are prominent businessmen stepping into the ring with a real fighter.

It’s entertainment. Nobody is trying to beat anybody. It’s just for fun. It’s so funny because I did that for about seven years, and I lost three times (laughs). It’s a fun event for everyone. These are the things I try to bring to the gym. We think together almost daily, and many ideas are beginning to materialize. I will also be part of a documentary called “Celebrity Making of a Champion”. I think we’re going to do a lot of shooting in my gym, and that’s going to help as well.

It’s weird because everyone says, “You have your own gym now. You should be so happy,” but you’re not. It’s just me. I will always be myself. I’ve always wanted to help people, and now I’m able to help some people. Don’t get me wrong, this is a big deal. There was a time when I never wanted to have my own gym. But it’s different with me being the opposite face to the owner.

This thing is 18,000 square feet. It costs a lot of money (laughs). However, I have spoken to one of my business partners and we offer a way to eliminate monthly costs. We are working on it now. This way the guy behind me paying behind the scenes won’t have to pay as much. We had an idea that brought in about $15,000 a month.

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Trainer Jeff Mayweather, right, after working with boxer Zachariah Lewis.
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Zenger: Are you exclusive to your gym or will you still be making appearances at the Mayweather Boxing Club?

Mayweather: Last month was the last time I did anything at Mayweather Gym as a trainer. We’re still doing The Mayweather Experience, and it’s still going to be at Floyd’s gym. I’ll show up there to train someone for something like this. Floyd and I usually train people together, so that will continue. But only for that purpose because I’m not going to take money from my own gym anymore to train at Floyd’s gym.

So whoever reaches out to me and wants me to train them, they have to come to my gym. And you can work out in my gym as the gym is open from 9 am to 9 pm. If you can’t get to the gym with a 12 hour window, you’re not trying to get to any gym.

In the beginning, I would go to the gym and just train my fighters, and leave. Lately, I’ve been trying to stay a little longer. We’re setting up the kids camp right now, and we’ve never done it before, so until we do, I’ll probably stay behind to make sure everything runs smoothly. It’s great, man.

Zenger: Is this strictly a boxing gym, or will it be used for other forms of sparring and fitness?

Mayweather: No, that’s why he’s so big in size, that’s every combat sport there is. We have MMA, Taekwondo, Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Judo, and we even have strength and conditioning. It’s one of those one stop shops where everything is under one roof. I think over time this gym will really grow.

Zenger: Due to COVID, the Hall of Fame Induction Celebration included the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022. Your nephew, Floyd Mayweather Jr., was one of the winners. What did you think of the inductees in general?

Mayweather: I think all the men and women inducted over the weekend deserved it. Each of them deserved to be in the Hall of Fame.

Zenger: Seeing Floyd at the very beginning of his childhood career all the way to the top, the Hall of Fame, what did that mean to you?

Mayweather: I knew this day would come when his career would end, he would have multiple accomplishments and of course the Hall would come and call him. I loved that his dad was there more than anything because he deserved to be there. He’s actually the reason his son has achieved everything he’s done. I think it was a very fitting ending.

Zenger: Someone else you’ve known since they were young in the sport is Devin Haney. He recently became the undisputed lightweight champion. Seeing its growth and maturity should also be fulfilling.

Mayweather: Actually, I trained Devin. I was one of his first coaches. To see the growth and what he has achieved now is amazing. These things that Devin does, I told his dad he was going to be world champion one day, and the sky’s the limit, and he proved it. You know, I watch him and Gervonta Davis, who is a very good fighter himself. At some point, they’re going to have to fight. I don’t know, we have to wait and see.

Zenger: If the Errol Spence and Terence Crawford fight was happening right now, would you make a prediction or would you just watch this one as a fan?

Mayweather: Either guy definitely has a chance to win. At one point, I preferred Spence. And after going through everything he’s been through, I didn’t think he would ever get over it. I started favoring Crawford. Crawford showed me so much that I don’t know if the 100% Errol Spence could beat Crawford either. Now it’s kind of like you said, I like both guys, I’m just gonna sit back and keep my mouth shut, watch the fight and then act like I picked the winner (laughs) .

I think it’s a great fight. I think this is a fight that needs to happen for the sport of boxing. At this time, both of these guys have great abilities, and this fight should happen, and both guys should be rewarded generously.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.

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$60 Million Skilled Trades Training Center Opens in Detroit https://anandayogashram.org/60-million-skilled-trades-training-center-opens-in-detroit/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:47:27 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/60-million-skilled-trades-training-center-opens-in-detroit/ Detroit – A year later than expected, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights on Wednesday opened a training center that state and city officials say will provide opportunities for Detroiters and boost Michigan’s competitiveness. Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Mayor Mike Duggan were among those celebrating the completion of the $60 million, 145,000 square […]]]>

Detroit – A year later than expected, the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights on Wednesday opened a training center that state and city officials say will provide opportunities for Detroiters and boost Michigan’s competitiveness.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Mayor Mike Duggan were among those celebrating the completion of the $60 million, 145,000 square foot training facility on the city’s west side that will provide free skilled trades training for up to 1,500 students per year through an apprenticeship program taught by the Carpenters and Millwrights Union.

“It’s a day that the people of Detroit have been waiting for for a long time,” Duggan said at a press conference. “Most of the construction in this area has been in the suburbs.” He said Detroit residents were locked out of trades and access to apprenticeships because of the distance between construction sites and the city.

“I wanted to make sure as we go back (construction in Detroit) that people in Detroit have access to those jobs,” Duggan said. “Now young people are going to be on the right path to well-paying jobs for the rest of their careers.”

Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks during the unveiling of the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights training facility in northwest Detroit, Michigan, Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Whitmer said the facility will benefit city residents and help it reach its goal of having 60% of working-age Michiganians graduate with a post-secondary skills certificate or degree by 2030.

“I love that it’s in Detroit,” she said. “Michigans may not realize it, but every day we all rely on the carpenters, millwrights, floorlayers, pilers and all the skilled trades who build our infrastructure.”

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Abilene firefighters storm into new training facility as weather warms https://anandayogashram.org/abilene-firefighters-storm-into-new-training-facility-as-weather-warms/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 04:47:58 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/abilene-firefighters-storm-into-new-training-facility-as-weather-warms/ ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Local firefighters have been hard at work during recent wildfires across the Big Country, but the work doesn’t stop once the flames are brought under control. “We have a lot here in our training division,” said Capt. Ben Cotton of the Abilene Fire Department (AFD). “We also get out of cars […]]]>

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Local firefighters have been hard at work during recent wildfires across the Big Country, but the work doesn’t stop once the flames are brought under control.

“We have a lot here in our training division,” said Capt. Ben Cotton of the Abilene Fire Department (AFD). “We also get out of cars and spend a lot of time doing different extrication techniques and tactics.”

Abilene firefighters learn many different things at their training center, including thermal safety.

“Where we are this year and the extreme heat and temperatures that we have is something that we really have to be aware of,” said captain Cotton.

According to Cotton, 52 deaths occurred last year across the country, where children were locked in hot cars.

Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

“I think we have parents who start saying, ‘oh, I’m going to run into the store real quick,’ and at this time of year we can’t do that anymore,” Captain Cotton said.

According to Captain Cotton, AFD’s aim is to arrive at the scene of a distress report within four minutes. When a child is in danger, every minute counts.

In 10 minutes, a car can heat up to 20 degrees, depending on this sheet from the Texas State Department of Health Services.

On a day like Tuesday, when there is a predicted high temperature of 102° in Abilene, leaving a child in the car for 10 minutes will heat that car to over 120°.

Former Abilene firefighter Pete Beretta detailed the quick process to saving a child from vehicular heat stroke.

“Any fire department that goes into a heat-stress-type emergency where a baby is involved, is pretty much going to gain access after checking the locks,” Beretta advised. “They can pretty much get to it through the window.”

Firefighters have to learn extrication techniques, like breaking a car window, but ultimately hope they never have to use them.

“We use those stats and that’s how we start to build our knowledge base of what we can do,” added captain Cotton.

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Garrido Printing Equipment opens factory training center https://anandayogashram.org/garrido-printing-equipment-opens-factory-training-center/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 02:28:32 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/garrido-printing-equipment-opens-factory-training-center/ Miami-based Garrido Printing Equipment has been in the same location since Diego Garrido first purchased the warehouse bay at 7258 NW 66 St in 1989. He quickly tripled his space when he acquired a dual unit next door in 1992, then in 1996 bought the other side unit. Over the years, this is where Garrido […]]]>

Miami-based Garrido Printing Equipment has been in the same location since Diego Garrido first purchased the warehouse bay at 7258 NW 66 St in 1989. He quickly tripled his space when he acquired a dual unit next door in 1992, then in 1996 bought the other side unit. Over the years, this is where Garrido slowly built a business that would one day become a force in the packaging industry.

Garrido’s sons Juan and Nicolas joined the company in the late 90s and early 2000s. His vision was to open a packaging division to focus on the US market through partnerships of distribution. In 2007, the Advantage Machinery line of equipment was formed and introduced at PACK EXPO Las Vegas in 2009. Slow and steady organic growth followed. Garrido expanded its customer base and distribution base, and with that, sales began to increase. With the increase in sales, emphasis has been placed on the foundation, service and support of the company. The parts room was starting to fill up and the stock machine storage area was getting tighter. At the start of 2021, Garrido had the opportunity to purchase another two-door warehouse. This unit would help with increasing storage levels. Shortly after the acquisition of the new warehouse, the intermediate warehouse became available. The Garrido family jumped at the chance to be able to connect all the warehouses. The new warehouse would serve a much larger purpose.

Garrido had a vision to have a first class training and testing facility. The warehouse was converted into a large FAT center where distributors and customers could send their technicians to train on the Garrido range of equipment. In addition, this area can be used for testing machines before shipment. When training and testing are complete, the conference room offers many comforts and conveniences not normally seen in these environments. Garrido wants his partners to feel comfortable and at home. The conference room was designed with a fusion of classic and modern decor. “When we came up with the idea for the conference room, we knew how practical it had to be, but we imagined it to tell a story of our company,” said Nicolas Garrido. “As we look to the future, we not only need to remember where we come from, but we want everyone we do business with to know our family history as well. We decorated the conference room with artifacts from our company’s printing equipment heritage. We had a bespoke conference table made which we filled with old types of printing, some dating back to the 1800’s. We have original marble printing plates and original letter presses on display. Collages of images from our early days line the room. As our father retires, we want him to feel that the company will retain the same principles and work ethic that he experienced. We have this opportunity today because of the way he did it!

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Russia destroys mercenary training center in Ukraine | New https://anandayogashram.org/russia-destroys-mercenary-training-center-in-ukraine-new/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 17:04:35 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/russia-destroys-mercenary-training-center-in-ukraine-new/ On Thursday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov announced that his country’s armed forces had destroyed a training center for foreign mercenaries in Zhitomir. RELATED: Ukraine crisis set to raise awareness of Africa’s food independence “Air-to-surface precision missiles were destroyed near the town of Novograd-Volinsky in Zhytomyr province, a center where Ukrainian armed forces […]]]>

On Thursday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov announced that his country’s armed forces had destroyed a training center for foreign mercenaries in Zhitomir.

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“Air-to-surface precision missiles were destroyed near the town of Novograd-Volinsky in Zhytomyr province, a center where Ukrainian armed forces trained foreign mercenaries,” he said.

“Two command posts and an Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile system near Razdolovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic were also destroyed.”

Konashenkov also confirmed the destruction of an ammunition depot near Paraskovievka in the Lugansk People’s Republic, military equipment and 23 mansions areas of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

Over the past 24 hours, Russian forces have inflicted 500 casualties on the Ukrainian army and eliminated 12 combat vehicles, four multiple rocket launchers, 12 artillery systems and 13 unmanned aerial vehicles.

This Thursday, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexei Reznikov acknowledged the difficult situation his troops are going through. “Every day we have up to 100 dead soldiers and about 500 wounded.”

Since the start of its special military operation, Russia has eliminated 193 Ukrainian planes and 130 helicopters, 1,163 drones, 336 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,471 tanks, 493 multiple rocket launcher systems, 1,834 artillery pieces and field mortars and 3,512 military units.

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Baldwin Presents Funding for Fayette County Police Training Center | New https://anandayogashram.org/baldwin-presents-funding-for-fayette-county-police-training-center-new/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/baldwin-presents-funding-for-fayette-county-police-training-center-new/ Sen. Stephen Baldwin (D-Greenbrier) last week presented a check to Sheriff Mike Fridley and the Fayette County Commission to build a shooting range for local law enforcement officials. The check for $68,000 is from the Local Economic Development Assistance (LEDA) funds and will help create a shooting range for the sheriff’s department. Currently, the Sheriff’s […]]]>

Sen. Stephen Baldwin (D-Greenbrier) last week presented a check to Sheriff Mike Fridley and the Fayette County Commission to build a shooting range for local law enforcement officials.

The check for $68,000 is from the Local Economic Development Assistance (LEDA) funds and will help create a shooting range for the sheriff’s department. Currently, the Sheriff’s Department must use other facilities, sometimes traveling outside the county, and working around other hours to accomplish state-required training. With their own facility, deputies can train much more often and even conduct firearms training for other departments in the area.

“I can’t thank Senator Baldwin and the Fayette County Commissioners enough for their help in achieving this goal,” Sheriff Mike Fridley said. “It’s one of the things I’ve been working on for six years for my assistants and to finally be able to start it’s amazing.”

Commission Chair Allison Taylor said, “This is huge for Fayette County. We’ve been working on it for a long time. Thanks to Senator Baldwin and all of us who worked together, we were able to do this. This saves taxpayers money and protects public safety.

“Securing these funds for our local law enforcement officials was my honor,” Baldwin said. “They put their lives on the line for public safety every day. It’s our job to make sure they have the resources and training they need to do their job. It’s taken about six months in total to get this funding since I first applied for it, and I’m thrilled to present the check today.

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United will spend $100m to upgrade their pilot training center https://anandayogashram.org/united-will-spend-100m-to-upgrade-their-pilot-training-center/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 09:22:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/united-will-spend-100m-to-upgrade-their-pilot-training-center/ Photo: Lukas Souza | single flight United Airlines IATA/ICAO code AU/UAL Airline type Full service carrier Hub(s) Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Denver International Airport, Guam International Airport, Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport Year of foundation 1931 Alliance star alliance […]]]>

United Airlines on Wednesday inaugurated the expansion of its pilot training center in Denver. The carrier will invest $100 million in the project as it seeks to add six more simulators to its offerings. With plans to hire 10,000 pilots by 2030, having more training facilities will be crucial for United.

Ready to build

On Wednesday, United announced plans to construct a four-story building at the Denver training campus, with construction expected to begin soon, according to The Colorado Sun. Speaking to CNBC, United’s general manager for the flight training center, Marc Champion, said the expansion has been underway for about a year.

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The new facility will contain six simulators, for the Boeing 737 MAX, the newly ordered A321neo and the 787, with six more to be added after initial completion. Denver is also home to 39 full-motion simulators with 15 stationary training devices. Overall, this facility is expected to increase its capacity by 45% over the next few years, with a target of 52 full-motion training machines and 28 stationary training machines.

United has invested hundreds of millions in its Denver campus to prepare for an increase in the number of pilots in training. Photo: Getty Images

The new building could be open before the end of 2023, according to CNBC. Denver is United’s only driver training center and its roots date back to the 1970s. The campus has grown into a huge space since then, occupying 23 acres in the city and a home for every United driver over the years.


Facing the shortage

United expect to need 10,000 more drivers by 2030 and competition for them will be fierce. To meet this challenge, the Chicago-based carrier has taken a series of measures. Most notable is the United Aviate Academy, the new project which will see pilots begin their flight journey with the school and end up with a job with United or its partner airlines.

United hopes Aviate will provide 50% of the pilot jobs it needs by 2030, an ambitious target. However, CEO Scott Kirby is confident his airline can retain its pilots and add more, thanks to the prevailing corporate culture. Aviate graduates will also one day train at United’s facilities in Denver.

In the United States, airlines are trying hard to create networks to pack pilots in early. Photo: United Airlines

As airlines around the world face post-COVID staffing shortages, United hopes its decision not to cut its fleet and too many crew jobs will deliver better results through the summer. However, with competition high and the Aviate program just getting started, we will be watching United’s progress closely.

To see this year

In 2022 alone, United hope to welcome 2,000 drivers as part of a big capacity boost. With over 300 aircraft on order, the pilots will be a deciding factor in whether the carrier will be able to meet its long-term goals post-COVID.

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Source: The Colorado Sun, CNBC


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