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Marcus King Shares Acoustic Performance Of “Wildflowers & Wine”, Features Dan Auerbach [Watch]

first_imgMarcus King has shared an acoustic video performance of “Wildflowers & Wine”, which features The Black Keys‘ frontman, Dan Auerbach. The expressive song initially dropped as a single from his 2020 release, El Dorado.Related: Marcus King Shares Acoustic Performance Of “Break” After ‘El Dorado’ Tops Multiple Charts [Watch]The video begins with King passionately singing and plucking the opening lines at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studios in Nashville, TN. As the camera pans, it focuses on Auerbach, who adds complementary licks to the track which he produced and co-wrote along with King and Ronnie Bowman. They were accompanied by studio musicians who have played with the likes of Aretha Franklin and Elvis, complimenting the soulful nature of the tune. King’s emotional vocals rang out as Auerbach ended the performance with a bluesy lick.Watch a video of the performance below.Marcus King w/Dan Auerbach – “Wildflowers & Wine”[Video: The Marcus King Band]“It’s not the exact set-up we used, but all the instrumentation on that track was played live together as a cohesive unit and not overdubbed,” King said in a statement to Billboard. “That’s what gives it that taste, that live feel.”The six-string rocker is amidst his El Dorado world tour and will play tonight (2/15) at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO before heading to Europe, Japan, and beyond. Additionally, he will perform at the Love Rocks charity event at the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY on March 12 alongside The Black Crowes, Dave Matthews, Warren Haynes, and more. Scroll down for a full list of tour dates and head to The Marcus King Band’s official website for tickets and more information.The Marcus King Band 2020 El Dorado World TourFEB 14 FRI – Boulder, CO – Boulder TheaterFEB 15 SAT – Denver, CO – Ogden TheatreFEB 21 FRI – Leeds, UK – The WardrobeFEB 22 SAT – Glasgow, UK – Oran MoreFEB 23 SUN – Dublin, IE – WhelansFEB 25 TUE – London, UK – Electric BallroomFEB 26 WED – Manchester, UK – Academy 3FEB 27 THR – Nottingham, UK – Rescue RoomsFEB 28 FRI – Bristol, UK – TheklaMAR 1 SUN – Paris, FR – L’AlhambraMAR 2 MON – Brussels, BE – Ancienne BelgiqueMAR 3 TUE – Amsterdam, NL – ParadisoMAR 4 WED – Enschede, NL – Metropool EnschedeMAR 5 THR – Cologne, DE – KantineMAR 7 SAT – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen NeuköllnMAR 8 SUN – Hamburg, DE – Mojo ClubMAR 9 MON – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.MAR 12 THU – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre – Love Rocks NYCMAR 20 FRI – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum – with Chris StapletonMAR 21 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall – with Chris StapletonAPR 5 SUN – Tokyo, JP – Billboard Live TokyoAPR 7 TUE – Osaka, JP – Billboard Live OsakaAPR 10-12 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Tyagarah, AustraliaAPR 13 MON – Metro Theatre – Sydney, NSW, AustraliaAPR 15 WED – Croxton Park Hotel – Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaAPR 16 THU – Powerstation – Auckland, New ZealandAPR 22 WED – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center – with Chris StapletonAPR 23 THU – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center – with Chris StapletonAPR 24 FRI – Wilkesboro, NC – MerlefestAPR 25 – 26 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 FestivalAPR 30 THU – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreMAY 1 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreMAY 2 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreJUN 13 SAT – Manchester, TN – BonnarooJUN 18 THU – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’ FestivalJUN 21 – Landgraaf, NL – Pinkpop FestivalChris Stapleton All-American Road Show Tour w/The Marcus King BandOCT 1 THU – Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TNOCT 2 FRI – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNOCT 3 SAT – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TNOCT 8 THU – Bryce Jordan Center, State College, PAOCT 9 FRI – Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJOCT 10 SAT – Madison Square Garden, New York, NYOCT 15 THU – Mizzou Area, Columbia, OHOCT 16 FRI – BOK Center, Tulsa, OKOCT 17 SAT – Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NEOCT 22 THU – United Supermarket Arena, Lubbock, TXOCT 23 FRI – AT&T Center, San Antonio, TXView 2020 Tour Dates[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

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Chicago Police & Fire Departments Give heroism awards: Police, Firefighters, Paramedics honored

first_imgThe annual awards, established in 1885, are named after Judge Lambert Tree and former Chicago Mayor Carter Harrison, who each donated $700 for gold medals during the ceremony s inaugural year. Four police officers, including two SWAT team members, received the Carter Harrison Award for valor for rescuing a hostage and killing a gunman at a downtown law office Dec. 8. O Brien was lauded for navigating the smoke-filled building without the protection of a hose line. He carried the boy to safety and began giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before handing him to paramedics. Fearing that the man would kill everyone in the building, Tenton said the officers realized immediate action was necessary. You get a little emotional after you see your kids for the first time after doing something like that, O Brien, a father of three, said. Two SWAT team officers, Felipe Nunez and Charles Rhein, shot and killed Jackson before he could shoot again. After all, he pointed out, he wasn t alone Oct. 20 in searching for the child. Mayor Richard Daley thanked the scores of emergency responders in attendance for their on-the-spot, life and death decisions. Oct. 10–Chicago firefighter John O Brien downplayed his actions nearly a year ago, when he rescued an unconscious 8-year-old boy from the second story of a burning West Side home. wgwoodward@tribune.com But the city saw it otherwise. At one point, the gunman walked out of the officers line of sight and executed a hostage, Tenton said. Jackson then reappeared and began reloading his weapon while aiming at another hostage who was administering first aid to a victim, Tenton said.center_img O Brien received the Lambert Tree Award, one of the city s highest honors for bravery, Tuesday at a Chicago Fire Department and Police Department ceremony in City Hall. Officers Christopher Tenton and Richard Nelson were among the first to respond to a call about a man with a gun opening fire on the upper floors of the Citigroup Center Building at 500 W. Madison St. When they arrived, they found a victim on the floor with a fatal gunshot wound to his head and then encountered the gunman — later identified as Joe Jackson, an inventor who felt that a patent attorney had stolen one of his ideas. During a 45-minute standoff, Tenton and Nelson tried to talk Jackson into putting his weapon down, the officers said. Jackson, instead, barricaded himself inside one of the building s offices. During the ceremony, 39 police officers, detectives, firefighters and paramedics were honored for their heroism both on and off the job. [Jackson] was prepared for the long haul, Nunez said. He had extra ammo; he had extra weapons with him. The city also presented the family of firefighter William Billy Grant with the Robert J. Quinn Gold Badge Award. Grant was killed while responding to a call March 23 when his firetruck collided with a school bus. —— There is no room for Monday morning quarterbacks and second guesses, Daley said. One paramedic was recognized for ignoring her own wounds and instead tending to her injured colleagues and a patient, after the ambulance she was driving was struck by a car and flipped over. An off-duty police captain who chased down a man who stabbed a woman was lauded for his quick thinking. Another firefighter was given an award for valor for catching two children a mother dropped from a fire in a residential high-rise building. I just happened to come across him, and we got him out, and it worked out really well, O Brien said.last_img read more

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QSC’s Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager Now Available in Six More Countries

first_imgQSC announced Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is now available in six additional countries including New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands.Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager is an AV monitoring and management service for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, including native and third-party peripheral devices. One secure connection from each Q-SYS Core processor to the Q-SYS Reflect cloud allows users to manage complete AV systems, of any scale, across the globe. The no-cost “basic subscription” tier allows one geographic location to keep track of the status of all Cores, and centralize Q-SYS feature license activation and management. The “standard tier” subscription expands to offer remote monitoring and management capabilities to thousands of globally distributed AV devices, allowing users to focus support activities, prioritize preventative maintenance to increase uptime and lower operational and support costs. It also enables integration with IT infrastructure management tools like Splunk or Solarwinds, providing opportunities for a “single pane of glass” view of your entire AV/IT enterprise.These six new countries join the list of already supported countries, including:United StatesAustraliaGermanyUnited KingdomIrelandThe list of supported countries will continue to grow in the coming months, as additional cloud-based features for Enterprise Manager continue to evolve and expand.To help AV site admins and IT end users be effective in supporting remote systems, particularly during this pandemic crisis, QSC has extended its free trial period for Enterprise Manager through until January 31, 2021. Furthermore, QSC has created a new, “Not-for-Resale” trial subscription that is explicitly designed for integrators and consultants to evaluate Enterprise Manager and provide guidance to clients.last_img read more

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Rich man: Poor man in New York

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Henry MeierNew York has a schizophrenic relationship with wealth.  On one hand it prides itself on having a progressive pro-labor tradition in which it leads the way in protecting the average Joe against the perceived inequities of capitalism.  On the other hand, there is no state that has benefitted as much — including California — from a commitment to entrepreneurialism and unabashed capitalism.Today’s news highlights this dichotomy and the unique implications it has for New York.  First, President Obama is once again highlighting the regulatory powers of the Executive Branch by directing his Department of Labor to update regulations under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Under the Act, non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime.  However,there are various exceptions to this requirement including for executive and administrative employees who make more than $455 a week.  This threshold was last set in 2004.  Critics of the regulations claim that it hasn’t kept pace with inflation.The extent to which the regulations ultimately promulgated by the Department of Labor will impact New York remains to be seen.  New York has its own Fair Labor Standards Act and its threshold for non-exempt employees is already much higher than the federal threshold, $600 per week which will rise to $675 per week by 2016.Now for the rich man part of New York State.  According to a recently released report by New York’s Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the average bonus in the securities industry grew by 15% to a mere $164,530 in 2013.  According to the Comptroller, this is the largest average bonus since 2008 and the third highest on record. continue reading »last_img read more

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Pressure mounts for rate cut

first_imgGordon Brown insisted that the latest falls — 2.5%, or nearly £5,000 for a typical property in March, according to the Halifax — were containable after the big gains of the past decade. The figures showed, however, that annual house price growth has slowed to its lowest level for 12 years. Property prices rose by only 1.1% during the past 12 months, meaning that they are falling annually in real terms.last_img

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AMETEK MOCON launches new oxygen analyser

first_imgSource: AMETEK MOCON OX-TRAN® 2/12The new OX-TRAN 2/12 series of oxygen permeation analysers were designed to provide reliable oxygen transmission rate (OTR) test results on a variety of packaging materials, including high transmitter packaging.The OX-TRAN 2/12 oxygen permeation analyser series targets barrier film permeation testing for food, beverage, and healthcare packaging applications where affordable, ASTM-compliant tests are needed. The product is well-suited to test the OTR of various barrier and package types including monolayer, multi-layer, and coated films along with coated paper board, pouches, bottles, closures, and more.The OX-TRAN 2/12 series offers fully automated temperature, flow and RH controls, removable cartridges, TruSeal®, a touch screen, and automatic test method development with recommendations.“Our new OX-TRAN 2/12 models offer great versatility for oxygen permeation analysis,” said Jeff Jackson, Global Permeation Product Manager.“The OX-TRAN 2/12 R model can measure over a wide OTR range, and the OX-TRAN 2/12 T model has the ability to test high transmitting barriers like those used in the fresh produce industry. These models fill in the OTR testing range gaps for many of our customers at an affordable price with the reliability they expect from a MOCON product.” AMETEK MOCON, with headquarters in Minneapolis, US, is a business unit of the Process and Analytical Instruments division of AMETEK, Inc. and is a provider of permeation analysers, package testing instruments, and gas controllers/sensors.last_img read more

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Rowan sees 45% revenue increase owing to three newbuild drillships

first_imgRowan Companies plc, a Houston-based drilling contractor, has reported net income of $123.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to $59.6 million in the first quarter of 2014. Net income for the prior-year quarter included a litigation settlement gain which increased net income from continuing operations by $20.9 million. The prior-year quarter also included a gain from discontinued operations which increased net income by $4.0 million. Excluding the impact of these items, net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $34.7 million.Rowan’s revenues were $547 million in the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 45% over the prior-year quarter due primarily to the contributions from three of the company’s newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships. The first two ultra-deepwater drillships began operating in April and October 2014, and the third ultra-deepwater drillship began operating on February 1, 2015.On May 5, 2015, the company amended and restated its revolving credit agreement to increase the borrowing capacity from $1.0 billion to $1.5 billion and to extend the maturity date by one year to January 23, 2020. Commitments during the final year of the agreement decline by $60 million to $1.44 billion.Tom Burke, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased with our first quarter operating results which reflect higher earnings and better margins due to the contributions from three newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships, low out of service time and significant cost control efforts.“Although it is difficult to determine the duration and severity of the current industry downturn, with our drillship capital expenditures largely behind us, our contractual backlog and our strong balance sheet, we believe we are well-positioned to weather the storm and take advantage of opportunities when markets begin to recover.”[mappress mapid=”1657″]last_img read more

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My digital life … Paul Turpin

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Sub rises with PCYT

first_imgThe submarine, which PCYT says it the very first tourist submarine in Turkey, measures 18.8 m x 4 m x 5.75 m. It can carry up to 48 passengers and descend to a depth of 100 m.PCYT general manager Erim Tabib coordinated the management of the project and organised the loading operation of the submarine, which was lifted from the water directly onto the vessel, before being lashed down.      www.project-yacht.comlast_img

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Reusable retaining walls

first_imgCRUSTACEAN shells inspired the design of Karapace, pairs of interlocking precast concrete components which can be used to create retaining walls up to 7·5m high. The reinforced concrete units can be installed directly onto a prepared substrate and then loaded from either side. They can be dismantled for reuse elsewhere.’By virtue of its flexibility and design it can be effective in a wide range of environments where strength and protection are vital – from foundations and retaining walls through to pipe protection, slope stabilisation and water defence’, said Brian Mees, Sales Director at Milbury Systems. ’A feature of the product is its simplicity and the speed of installation. Where the soil is of suitable standard there is no need for foundations. In many cases it is possible to backfill the units with excavated material, a useful feature on brown-field sites.’Milbury Systems, UKlast_img read more

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Hospital ban on sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s

first_imgDumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary – Credit R.B Photography AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn The sale of high-energy drinks to under-16s is being banned in hospital retail units across Scotland. The restriction will apply to drinks with an added caffeine content of more than 150mg/litre.The change is the latest update to the Healthcare Retail Standard, a set of criteria which all retailers operating in NHS sites in Scotland must adhere to. It aims to increase the amount of healthier food and drinks in shops in NHS buildings, with tighter rules around what can be promoted.The move will be matched by all NHS-run catering sites.New restrictions on baby food are also being introduced to ensure healthy eating behaviours are instilled at the earliest possible stage. Products will have to contain no added sugar or salt and be unsweetened.Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick said:“The Healthcare Retail Standard supports healthier eating across the NHS estate and it is right that our hospitals show a lead in providing food and drink which is health promoting.“The HRS ensures that at least 50% of food and 70% of drinks on sale are healthier options.“This supports the Scottish Government’s strategy of working to improve Scotland’s diet and tackle health inequalities.”Background information:The HRS was devised in partnership with NHS boards, NHS Health Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland, the Scottish Grocers Federation, leading hospital retailers AND the Scottish Government, NO COMMA in consultation with Food Standards Scotland. By November 2017, all 102 stores in Scottish hospitals had achieved the HRS.The Consumer Information Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 which came into force in December 2014 contains provisions regarding the labelling of beverages with an added caffeine content of more than 150 mg/litre. The labelling of energy drinks must include the following: “High caffeine content. Not recommended for children or pregnant or breast-feeding women.” The warning is followed by a quantitative indication of the product’s caffeine content. This approach has been adopted universally across the EU, but was applied voluntarily by industry in the UK from 2010.last_img read more

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New DCOA president calls for better care of elderly

first_img 170 Views   one comment Share Tweet LocalNews New DCOA president calls for better care of elderly by: Dominica Vibes News – September 4, 2017 New DCOA executivePresident of the Dominica Council of Ageing (DCOA), Gloria Shillingford has called on the public to take better care of the elderly. She made this plea while addressing the DCOA’s Executive Inauguration held on Saturday September 2 2017, at the Fort Young Hotel where she stated that elderly people are everywhere, and it should be the responsibility of the public to take care of the elderly regardless of their situation. “Older persons are found everywhere, at the doctor’s office, clinics, churches, schools, businesses, the streets and the communities at large. Therefore, the onus is on us to ensure that they are taken care of no matter where they are and whatever circumstance they may find themselves,” she stated. She described the population as an aging one adding that by the year 2030 the world will have over two billion elderly people. It is for this reason Shillingford said the DCOA is calling upon everyone to embrace and love the elderly while showing them gratitude and respect. She noted that they have paid their dues to us, by building our country and making us who we are today. “A nation is judged by the way it treats its elderly, vulnerable and unfortunate members of its society therefore it beholds us to make every effort to honor, cherish and safeguard our elderly. We must remain cognizant of the fact that how we treat our elders today, will determine how we are treated tomorrow or in the future,” she noted. Shillingford continued that sometimes our elderly become victims of abuse and discrimination in all aspects of their lives. She noted that the DCOA remains committed to eradicating the abuse against the elderly. “Our elderly, specifically our women, sometimes become victims of appalling abuse and violence. They are exposed to the dual impact of age and gender discrimination including less access to health services, lower earning capacity and restricted access to land ownership,” she further added. She said, “The DCOA sees its role as one of advocacy on behalf of unfortunate members among us with the ultimate goal of eradicating such actions in our society.”center_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Indians Activate Outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall Off Of DL; Option Tyler Naquin To Triple-A Columbus

first_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Eli Mooneyham CLEVELAND, Ohio- One of the main pieces of the outfield, Lonnie Chisenhall, will be returning to the team tonight after missing the start of the season due to an AC sprain in his right shoulder that kept him out of action for most of Spring Training.Chisenhall had some rehab starts with the Columbus Clippers but will now rejoin the club and look to start off his season in a good way, as he starts in right field for the Tribe tonight.Chisenhall had his most productive year last season, batting .286 with 56 RBI’s. Chisenhall has always been a presence in the outfield, so him returning is exciting for the Tribe and Tribe fans.In order to make this move, Cleveland sent outfielder Tyler Naquin down to Triple-A, where he will play with the Columbus Clippers. Naquin batted .296 with 14 home runs last year in a rookie campaign that seen him finish in third in the Rookie of the Year voting.The Tribe plays the Chicago White Sox at 6:10pm at Progressive Field tonight.center_img Related TopicsLonnie Chisenhalllast_img read more

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Wells, Martinez victors in Laguna Madre Water District races

first_img RelatedLM Water District to hold electionsBY Sasha Heller Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) will hold a General Election on Nov. 4 to fill two open Board seats (Positions 1 and 2). The candidates for Position 1 will be Robert Vela and Rick Wells. The candidates for Position 2 will be…August 28, 2014In “News”Early voting underway in hotly contested racesBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There is still time to participate in early voting, which concludes Oct. 31, before the Nov. 4 general election. Polling places are at the County Annex Building at 505 Highway 100 in Port Isabel during the following dates and times – Friday, Oct.…October 23, 2014In “News”Board OKs controversial rate hikeBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Newly-elected members were sworn in at the Laguna Madre Water District meeting held this past Wednesday. Rick Wells and Nancy Martinez succeeded Rudy H. Garcia and Robert Vela, respectively. Jeff Keplinger took over as chairman for Scott D. Friedman after four years of…November 13, 2014In “News” Share By ESTEVAN MEDRANOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comRick WellsThe tedious write-in process used to determine the Laguna Madre Water District Board of Directors elections carried over into late Wednesday as votes were hand counted.Unofficial results revealed Rick Wells triumphant over Robert Vela for Position 1 due to a strong showing in South Padre Island and with mail-in ballot voters, and a surge in Port Isabel allowed Nancy Martinez to squeak out a narrow win over John Thobe for Position 2 by roughly 20 votes.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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Terkait Masalah Seat Pitch, FAA Dipaksa Perbaharui Peraturan Penerbangan

first_imgJarak antar kursi 29 inci (Wing Boarding Area) Tersadar atau tidak, saat ini banyak maskapai yang mempersempit jarak antar kursi satu dengan lainnya (seat pitch). Hal ini dilakukan agar pesawat bisa menampung penumpang lebih banyak lagi, biasanya maskapai dengan biaya murah atau low cost carrier (LCC) melakukan hal tersebut.Namun, tahukah Anda sebagai penumpang sebenarnya berhak mendapat tempat yang nyaman walupun dengan maskapai LCC. Karena adanya penyempitan jarak antar kursi ini bila terjadi insiden pada pesawat justru akan memperlambat waktu penyelamatan atau evakuasi.Baca juga: Dilema Seat Pitch, Maskapai Tambah Untung Penumpang Merana KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman cbsnews.com (13/9/2017), tahun 2016 lalu ketika American Airlines 767 mengalami insiden mesin terbakar saat lepas landas di Chicago, untuk mengevakuasi semua penumpang pesawat dibutuhkn waktu lebih dari dua menit. Padahal Federation Aviation Administration (FAA) memiliki persyaratan dimana maskapai penerbangan harus menunjukkan bahwa mereka mampu mengevakuasi sebuah pesawat terbang yang penuh penumpang dalam waktu 90 detik atau kurang, bahkan saat pintu terganjal atau susah untuk dibuka.Tak hanya itu, Delta Airlines yang meluncur di landasan pacu bersalju di LaGuardia New York tahun 2015 mengalami kerusakan sistem komunikasi dalam pesawat dan melakukan evakuasi penumpang lebih dari 17 menit. Adanya penyempitan kursi pesawat ini juga menjadi kekhawatiran baru dimana untuk evakuasi waktu yang dibutuhkan lebih lama.Saat ini jarak antar baris kursi yang seharusnya 35 inci menjadi 31 inci, ada juga yang mempersempit hingga 28 inci apalagi bila penumpang tersebut memiliki tubuh yang besar akan semakin sempit pastinya. Paul Hudson merupakan president of Flyers Rights yakni sebuah kelompok advokasi yang menuntut, memaksa FAA untuk mengatur jarak antar kursi dan memperbaharui standar keselamatan yang sudah berlangsung selama puluhan tahun.“Menyusutnya kursi pasti membuat penumpang yang menggunakan moda udara kurang aman. Perhatian terbesar adalah tidak akan bisa keluar tepat waktu saat terjadi insiden dalam pesawat. Saat harus menunduk, pastinya Anda tidak akan bisa melakukannya dengan baik dan membentur kursi serta bisa membuat patah leher,” kata Hudson.Saat musim panas, pada persidangan banding terkait keselamatan penumpang dalam pesawat, keputusan hakim berpihak pada kelompok Hudson dimana keprihatinan terkait keselamatan penumpang dan memerintahkan FAA untuk mengkaji masalah ini. Dengan putusan tersebut, FAA mengatakan pihaknya tengah mengkajinya, namun pihak maskapai penerbangan menolak untuk berbicara pada media dan mengataakan mereka memenuhi atau melampaui persyaratan keamanan federal.Baca juga: Lima Poin Ini Jadi Kunci Keselamatan Saat Pesawat Alami Crash LandingBoeing mengatakan bahwa pihaknya melakukan tes evakuasi untuk memastikan sebuah pesawat terbang dapat dievakuasi dalam waktu 90 detik atau kurang, namun pengujian tersebut dilakukan di hanggar, bukan di lingkungan kecelakaan dunia nyata.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDilema Seat Pitch, Maskapai Tambah Untung Penumpang Merana21/07/2017In “Featured”Untuk Rute Jarak Pendek, Low Cost Carrier Tawarkan Konsep “Standing Seat”23/04/2018In “Featured”FAA Menolak Aturan Pembatasan Jarak Kursi di Kabin Pesawat13/07/2018In “Domestik”last_img read more