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  • Flirtey makes first urban drone delivery in FAA test, beating Amazon to the punch

    03/26/2016 11:55:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Geek Wire ^ | March 25, 2016 | Alan Boyle
    Flirtey makes first urban drone delivery in FAA test, beating Amazon to the punch by Alan Boyle on March 25, 2016 at 5:07 pm Flirtey’s hexacopter hovers over Nevada during a drone delivery test. (Credit: Flirtey) A startup named Flirtey says it’s executed the first FAA-approved urban drone delivery in the United States, in a test that could blaze a trail for Amazon and other companies that want to do the same thing. The GPS-guided drop-off to an unoccupied house took place on March 10 in Hawthorne, Nev. The package of supplies, including bottled water, emergency food supply and a...
  • Amazon shows off new prototype delivery drone

    11/30/2015 2:57:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    CNET ^ | 11/29/15 | Steven Musil
    Amazon is offering a closer look at the drones it plans to use to eventually deliver customers' packages, nearly two years to the day after the Internet retailer first teased us with its ambitions for the unmanned aerial vehicles. In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday (embedded below), Amazon showed off a new prototype drone it hopes to use to deliver small packages to customers in fewer than 30 minutes. Unlike a previous demonstration offered by Amazon that showed packages being carried below the drone, the new video shows the prototype accepting a package into its fuselage before delivery.
  • Uber finally unleashes its FedEx killer, Uber Rush

    10/14/2015 7:51:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/14/2015 | Biz Carson
    The next time you order a burrito, it may be delivered by an Uber driver. On Wednesday, Uber is graduating its Uber Rush pilot from an experiment to a business. First launched in 2014, the Uber Rush trial let users hail a courier from the company's app, as you would a regular Uber ride, and track the approaching messenger. When Business Insider tried the New York City pilot, a reporter had a raincoat she forgot at a meeting picked up and dropped off within 20 minutes for $11. That was an extraneous and frivolous use, however — most individuals don't...
  • Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet start drone tests

    07/08/2015 6:45:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Swiss Post ^ | July 7, 2015
    Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet are jointly testing the commercial use of logistics drones. The three companies are investigating specific uses of drone technology and examining the cost-effectiveness of these business ideas. They will be carrying out drone tests in July 2015 for this purpose. The widespread use of drones is not expected within the next five years. The focus is primarily on their use in exceptional cases or the transport of special items. In spring 2015, Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo (the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines) and Matternet (a logistics drone manufacturer based in California)...
  • Pizza delivery guy delivers pies despite collapsed lung after being stabbed in the back, carjacked

    05/05/2015 3:08:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 5, 2015 | Ted Thornhill
    When it comes to going above and beyond the call of duty, this takes some beating. A pizza delivery guy was stabbed in the back – suffering a collapsed lung – then carjacked and still managed to get the takeaway to the customer. His courage brings to mind the Black Knight from Monty Python's Holy Grail movie, who declared 'it's just a flesh wound' after having his arms sliced off by King Arthur.
  • Philadelphia Transit Officers Help Woman Deliver Baby on Train

    12/26/2014 2:57:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | ABC
    It was quite a Christmas delivery. Two transit officers in Philadelphia helped a woman deliver a baby Thursday while on board a train, reports ABC News station WPVI. The delivery happened on the Market-Frankford subway train. Sgt. Daniel Caban was the first to respond. He didn't have much time to spare. Officer Darrell James joined Caban, with the two helping the woman deliver her baby, a healthy boy. A SEPTA officer was later seen holding the baby. Officials said the mother and child were taken to a local hospital in good condition.
  • Amazon Prime Now brought me candy in 23 minutes (New ONE HOUR Delivery)

    12/19/2014 12:05:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Engadget ^ | December 18, 2014 | Devindra Hardawar
    Amazon's new one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, works so well it might just inspire entirely new levels of laziness in all of us. After all, why bother going to the store when you just need to shell out $7.99 to get anything brought to your door in an hour? But as anyone who's made Seamless or GrubHub food deliveries an essential part of their diet can tell you, this sort of instant gratification can be dangerously addictive. And eventually, you might end up having no reason to leave your house at all. As the Amazon courier handed me a bag...
  • Delivery Truck Clips Loaded Plane's Wing

    06/09/2014 5:27:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Monday, Jun 9, 2014 | Dan Stamm
    Philadelphia firefighters and airport police responded to Philadelphia International Airport after a delivery truck clipped the wing of an aircraft with 100 people on board. Break-in While Hollywood Starlet Was Home According to authorities, the truck struck the wing of a Tampa, Florida-bound Southwest Airlines jet parked at Gate E-12 around 7 a.m. Southwest Airlines spokesman Dan Landson told NBC10 that 95 passengers and five crew members were on board Flight 4739 at the time. Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said no one was hurt. The passengers were placed on different flights, according to Landson. The extent and cost of the...
  • End to door-slot mail for millions

    05/22/2014 4:32:16 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 44 replies
    Yahoo-ey News ^ | 5-22-14 | PAULINE JELINEK
    "WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would no longer get mail delivered to their door but would have to go to communal or curbside boxes instead under a proposal advancing through Congress. The Republican-controlled House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, on an 18-13 party-line vote, approved a bill Wednesday to direct the U.S. Postal Service to convert 15 million addresses over the next decade to the less costly, but also less convenient delivery method."
  • Why UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left

    04/06/2014 7:26:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    Priceonomics ^ | 4-4-14 | Alex Mayyasi
    In 2004, UPS announced a new policy for its drivers: the right way to get to any destination was to avoid left-hand turns. Even if that means following this route that a UPS driver described to an incredulous press member: "We're gonna make a right turn onto 135th to Western. We'll make another right on Western down to 139th. Righ turn on 139th and go down to the end of the block and we'll make another right turn." When better tracking systems emerged in 2001, the package delivery service took a closer look at how trucks performed when delivering packages....
  • FedEx Posts 3Q Miss, Blames Bad Weather for Weak Volumes

    03/19/2014 6:10:43 AM PDT · by mykroar · 2 replies ^ | March 19, 2014 | Reuters
    <p>FedEx Corp , the world's No. 2 package delivery company, posted lower-than-expected results on Wednesday and forecast a weaker full year profit view, saying it was significantly hurt by winter storms.</p> <p>Shares of the company were down 1.14 percent at $136.99 Wednesday before the markets opened.</p>
  • FAA Stops Beer Drone Delivery

    01/30/2014 11:59:11 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 116 replies
    The Lakemaid micro brewery started delivering beer to ice fishers using drones, at least until the FAA coldly shut their operation down. The FAA is currently reviewing their policies. According to the beer company’s president, Jack Supple, “They think it’s a great idea, though they’re telling me to stop.”
  • UPS system overload delays Christmas Eve deliveries

    12/25/2013 10:23:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/25/13 | Becky Bratu
    UPS dumped a load of coal in Christmas stockings across America on Wednesday, blaming bad weather and high volume for failing to deliver packages in time for the holiday. "The volume of air packages in our system exceeded the capacity in our network as demand was much greater than the forecast," UPS spokeswoman Natalie Godwin said Tuesday in a statement. "As a result a small percentage of packages was delayed and will not be delivered today, Tuesday, Christmas Eve." Godwin said the company expects a majority of the packages to be delivered on the day after Christmas. It is unclear...
  • eBay Seller Out $1,300 And Laptop Because USPS Insists Blank Box Is Actually A Signature

    06/14/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 73 replies ^ | June 13, 2013 | Chris Morran
    This scan of a completely blank signature card is what the USPS offered up as proof that the customer’s package had been delivered. A woman in California recently sold a laptop computer of hers on eBay for $1,300, but it never arrived at the buyer’s house. The seller had paid the U.S. Postal Service for insurance and delivery confirmation on the package, so she should be able to get her money back and see who signed for the package. Not quite. She tells CBS Sacramento’s Kurtis Ming that USPS denied her insurance claim because the package was delivered and signed...
  • Police: Pizza delivery person shot teenager during attempted robbery

    02/24/2013 12:53:34 PM PST · by FunkyZero · 31 replies ^ | 02/23/2013 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS - A 15-year-old is in critical condition after being shot by a pizza delivery person, later identified as Michael Andrews, police said. Police were dispatched to the 3600 block of Richelieu Road, near Franklin Road and East 38th Street, around 7:15 p.m. Friday. Metro police said the shooting happened during an apparent attempted robbery.
  • Ohio deputy helps deliver baby in back of car

    12/25/2012 11:00:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    WOWK ^ | 12.25.2012 | WOWK
    TRENTON, Ohio (AP) - This Christmas will be particularly memorable for a southwestern Ohio woman and the sheriff's deputy who helped deliver her baby in the back of a car at a gas station. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said that Heather Fitzgerald of Trenton, about half-way between Cincinnati and Dayton, was unable to make it to a hospital on time after going into labor on Christmas Eve. So she pulled into a Speedway gas station and dialed 911 around 4 a.m. Deputy David Runnells arrived to find Fitzgerald in heavy labor in the back seat of her car. Runnells...
  • Wannabe mothers line up for 12/12/12 babies

    11/13/2012 7:46:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | Santosh Andhale
    Mumbai - It’s the last chance of the decade to have a unique, memorable birth date — 12/12/12. And expectant parents are lining up for that moment. Ahead of December 12, 2012, couples are preparing to fix this unique birth date for their newborns. This trend of having muhurat babies – or planned caesarean section on special dates – is getting fashionable among parents, say city gynaecologists who get requests from patients wanting babies on their ‘auspicious’ day. Over the last few years, dates with repetitive numbers all through the the ‘DD-MM-YY’ format are becoming a craze, says doctors. Last...
  • Burger King tests home delivery

    Can't make it out for a Whopper? Burger King just might bring it to you. The fast-food chain has begun delivering to homes in Washington, D.C., USA Today reports. If the test goes well, the King may expand the service to other cities. Home delivery has always been a challenge for the food and beverage business. Pizza restaurants obviously have found success, but burgers and fries don't hold up quite as well in transit. They also lose some appeal in the microwave. Finally, the size of a fast-food order isn't normally large enough to justify the expense of delivery. So...
  • Burger King tests out delivery

    01/12/2012 5:49:26 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 12, 2012 | By Emily Bryson York
    Burger King is testing delivery in a few Washington, D.C. area restaurants as part of a test that will include 16 restaurants by January 23. The fast food chain, however, did not provide details on the timing of a national rollout. Burger King already has successful delivery programs around the world, including in Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Columbia and Peru, Burger King spokeswoman Kristin Hauser said in a statement.
  • Monaghan set to deliver first Gyrene Burger business by mid-December

    11/25/2011 12:00:11 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 24 replies
    Naples News ^ | November 24, 2011 | LAURA LAYDEN
    NAPLES — Thomas Monaghan's dream is about to be delivered. The founder of Domino's Pizza and Ave Maria University soon will open his first hamburger delivery business in Naples. The store — at 51 Ninth St. S. a few blocks north of Fifth Avenue South — is expected to open in mid-December. Another store is in the works at 93rd Avenue North and U.S. 41, near Joe's Diner in North Naples. "We want to get these two perfected before we sign any more leases," said Monaghan, 74. His latest venture goes by the name Gyrene Burger. He hopes to build...
  • Washington Debt Limit Impasse Boon for Pizza Deliveries

    07/30/2011 6:07:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The National ^ | Jul 31, 2011 | Omar Karmi
    Trying to stay away from the 72 per cent relative humidity that had contributed to a blisteringly uncomfortable day in Washington on Friday, a half dozen employees of a hole-in-the-wall pizzeria were getting ready for another busy night in Capitol Hill. Four blocs away, Senate Democrats were about to kill a House-passed debt limit increase bill less than two hours after it squeaked through the House. If agreement is not reached on raising the debt limit by Tuesday, the US risks a potentially catastrophic debt default. To meet the deadline, America's elected representatives and their staffs have been working through...
  • Got groceries? Wal-Mart testing home delivery

    04/24/2011 9:20:13 AM PDT · by pyx · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday April 23, 2011 | AP
    Wal-Mart tests online grocery sales, home delivery in San Jose, aims to compete with Amazon BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Saturday that it is testing home grocery delivery in San Jose, Calif., as the world's largest retailer ratchets up competition with online retailer Inc. With the new "Walmart To Go," customers can order up groceries, health and beauty products such as soap, shampoo and over-the-counter medicines, and household supplies like paper towels and laundry detergent from the company's website. Wal-Mart will then drive the goods over to customers' homes at their time of choice.
  • Savings from 5-day mail delivery overstated (Postal Service lost only $8.5 billion last year)

    03/27/2011 8:40:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies · 1+ views
    KXLF ^ | 3/25/11
    Savings from 5-day mail delivery overstatedPosted: Mar 25, 2011 4:09 PM by CBS News WASHINGTON - The Postal Service overstated its potential savings from eliminating Saturday delivery, a proposal that would slow delivery of about 1 in 4 letters, the independent Postal Regulatory Commission said Thursday. The post office lost $8.5 billion last year and is seeking ways to cut costs, including its proposal to end Saturday mail. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe said that despite the report he would continue supporting the idea, which must be approved by Congress. Donahoe also announced a series of other savings Thursday that...
  • Anyone have any insiders scuttlebutt of Netflix POV on USPS losses?

    08/06/2010 8:54:10 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 78 replies
    Friday, August 6th, 2010 | DGHoodini
    Does anyone have any knowledge of what the thinking at netflix is, in regards to USPS's losses, their threat to cut Saturday feliveries, and possible postage tate hiles? Is Netflix taking this as a wake-up call to start hot footing their efforts to move more of their content onto their online 'Watch Instantly' libraries, and away from their DVD delivery service? IMO they really need to develop this method with all due speed. And not just because I prefer my content from online, but because it may soon be their best, if not only option that they can reasonably profit...
  • Sides Form Over Threat to Saturday Mail Service

    07/05/2010 9:11:14 PM PDT · by UAConservative · 21 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 5, 2010 | Yeganeh J. Torbati
    WASHINGTON — As federal regulators consider a proposal to cut most Saturday postal deliveries, the business community is sharply divided about the consequences of switching to five-day service. Some, like Donald J. Hall Jr., chief executive of Hallmark Cards, said that eliminating Saturday delivery and raising prices even incrementally would drive more business away from the United States Postal Service, resulting in a “slippery slope.” But others, like Andrew Rendich, the chief service and DVD operations officer at Netflix, said five-day delivery would be a better alternative to significantly higher postal rates. “Big rate increases will absolutely squash business and...
  • Fake UPS Man Pistol Whips, Tases Woman in Home

    06/18/2010 4:11:12 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 9 replies · 564+ views
    News Channel 8 ^ | June 17, 2010 | Don Parker
    WASHINGTON - Most of us don't have any suspicion when we see a UPS delivery man coming to the door. It's a familiar sight: a knock at the door, the brown suit, a package for delivery. But it's no longer a trusted sight for a woman who lives in the District. Wednesday she and her husband were attacked and robbed inside their home by a man dressed in a UPS uniform. "It just really hit me today what happened," she said today. She said a man in a brown UPS uniform came to her door around 7:30 a.m. while she...
  • Suspect shot during attempted robbery (KY)

    02/04/2010 4:04:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 361+ views ^ | 29 January, 2010 | NA
    A delivery driver turned the tables on a couple of would-be robbers late Thursday night. Lexington Police say two juveniles jumped the worker for China King outside an apartment building on Laketower Drive, near Lakeshore Drive around 9:15 p.m. The delivery man then pulled out a handgun, shooting one of the kids in the abdomen. He went to the hospital to be treated for non life-threatening injuries, according to police. The other suspect was taken into custody. Police say the delivery driver hasn't been charged.
  • 2nd Amendment In Action, Final Score: Pizza Delivery Man 1, Robbers -1

    03/10/2009 6:06:03 PM PDT · by ElKafir · 9 replies · 1,406+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    4 robbers call in a pizza delivery at a phony address; pizza delivery guy arrives, thugs jump him, pizza guy delivers something very hot, but not exactly what they expected. Story and video here at the link
  • UPDATE 1-Man held at US Capitol, had rifle in truck-police

    02/10/2009 9:17:36 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies · 1,117+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10FEB09 | Reuters
    The man "told officers that he had a delivery for President Obama so the officers began to question him further and he admitted to having a rifle in his truck," said Kimberly Schneider, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Capitol Hill Police. The man, Alfred Brock, 64, of Winnfield, Louisiana, has been charged with possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition...
  • Postmaster Gen'l: Mail delivery may need to be cut

    01/28/2009 12:34:11 PM PST · by rawhide · 126 replies · 2,411+ views
    AP via ^ | Jan 28 02:59 PM US/Eastern
    Postmaster General John Potter says the massive deficits facing the post office could force the agency to cut out one day of mail delivery per week. Potter asked for an end to the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week. Faced with dwindling mail volume and rising costs, the post office was $2.8 billion in the red last year.
  • Newspaper delivery man dies in cold (Algore to blame?)

    12/23/2008 9:19:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1,000+ views
    Link only - Newspaper delivery man dies in cold
  • Canadian woman finds brand new grenade in backyard

    06/24/2008 7:53:17 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 15 replies · 70+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 06-24-08 | Staff
    CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canadian military and police are investigating after a package containing a brand new hand grenade, belonging to the army, was found in a suburban backyard, police said on Monday. A woman in the Western Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta, discovered the suspicious package on Sunday and took it to her local police station, where officers told her to carefully place it on the lawn.
  • Man Calls 911 To Demand Beer Delivery

    11/12/2007 4:03:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 86 replies · 141+ views
    WOAI ^ | 11/07/07
    Man Calls 911 To Demand Beer DeliveryLast Update: 11/07 3:10 pm (NBC News) From NBC News It may have seemed like an emergency at the time, but a Connecticut man is now regretting his call to 911. The man, 35-year-old Brian Poulin of Hebron, was arrested Sunday after police said he called 911 several times and asked them to bring him beer. Hebron was charged with disorderly conduct. Police said he called 911 numerous times and told the dispatcher he was out of beer and asked them to pick up more for him. Poulin was transported to Windham Community Memorial...
  • Rain, sleet or snow cannot stop mail delivery, but house cat does

    OTTAWA (AFP) - Neither rain, sleet nor snow can stop Canada Post's trusted carriers from delivering the mail, but a cuddly house cat believed to be the devil in disguise seems to have done just that. According to reports, a Winnipeg couple was refused mail delivery this week and was asked to walk four kilometers each day to pick up their letters at a local post office in the western Canadian city because their cat terrifies the mailwoman. Canada Post spokeswoman Kathi Neal told AFP the eight-year-old black cat often sleeps underneath the front steps of the small bungalow and...
  • Speaker Pelosi Claims Her Congress Will Deliver

    01/05/2007 10:03:43 PM PST · by melt · 79 replies · 1,683+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/05/07 | NewsMax
    Newly minted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged Friday that voters would see big results from the Democratic majority in Congress. "It's going to be wonderful for the American people," she said. "It's such an exciting thing — we've come a long way," an elated Pelosi said at an open house breakfast on Capitol Hill where hundreds of supporters cheered her election as the first woman ever to serve as House speaker, two steps from the presidency. Pelosi, sworn-in on Thursday, presides over the first Democratic majority since 1994. Several women in the crowd said they viewed the elevation of the...
  • The Service Failure of UPS

    12/13/2006 4:43:50 AM PST · by NoControllingLegalAuthority · 68 replies · 1,593+ views
    Personal Experience | December 13, 2006 | Me
    What if your UPS overnight delivery doesn't come overnight?A small item was shipped UPS overnight to me in Tennessee from Idaho on Tuesday, November 28, 2006. The shipper paid for overnight service.The tracking number we all think is a security blanket showed the package arrived at the Nashville UPS hub at 6:45 AM Wednesday morning.The item was a critical, hand-made prop to be used in a motion picture. I needed to take it with me on a flight to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Friday morning, December 1st.The problem is when a critical item disappears, the UPS web site can...
  • Pizza delivery drivers form a union

    09/22/2006 3:21:19 PM PDT · by teacherwoes · 29 replies · 908+ views
    AP ^ | 9/22/06 | MELISSA NELSON
    PENSACOLA, Fla. - Eleven Domino's employees hoping to make a little more dough and get a bigger slice of the profits have formed the nation's first union of pizza delivery drivers. The American Union of Pizza Delivery Drivers won recognition from the National Labor Relations Board over the summer as the bargaining agent for drivers at a Pensacola franchise.
  • Bagram C-130s Use High-Tech Cargo Delivery System

    09/06/2006 5:54:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies · 692+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Maj. David Kurle, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- The same global positioning technology that helps fighter and bomber pilots deliver smart bombs with pinpoint accuracy now allows bundles dropped from cargo planes to steer themselves to drop zones. A new GPS-guided “Screamer” bundle from the Joint Precision Air Drop System falls out the back of a C-130 Hercules over Afghanistan Aug. 26. The drop was made from 17,500 feet above mean sea level and was the first joint Air Force-Army operational drop of JPADS in the Central Command area of responsibility. Four bundles were dropped from the Alaska Air National Guard C-130....
  • Air delivery Marines deliver food to border

    05/01/2006 6:09:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 324+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brian J. Holloran
    NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER, Iraq (April 29, 2006) -- The Marines watch impatiently as a KC-130J Hercules flies to the target area and six pallets come falling down in its wake. The parachutes open and the cargo slowly descends to the ground. The Marines run out to detach the parachutes and load the palettes onto a flatbed truck - mission accomplished. The Marines of the 1st Air Delivery Platoon, Combat Logistics Company 117, Combat Logistics Battalion 7, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, successfully delivered about 800 cases of Halal meals to Iraqi border patrol forces along the...
  • 500-Mile Pizza Delivery: No Charge

    04/10/2006 11:43:19 PM PDT · by Westlander · 16 replies · 903+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | April 10, 2006 | AP
    NOME, Alaska -- A pizza to go from Airport Pizza may do some real traveling. The pizza joint offers the only delivery service in Nome. But the deliveries can be far longer than a few blocks. Airport Pizza delivers to remote Eskimo villages 100 or more miles away. Pizza is a welcome break from whale, walrus and reindeer eaten by the villagers. The pizzeria has even delivered to the Arctic Ocean town of Barrow, the northernmost community in the U.S., 500 miles to the northeast. Air delivery usually doesn't cost anything extra. Frontier Flying Service flies the pies for free...
  • 32 Taliban Killed; Afghan Movement Agency Makes First Delivery

    03/29/2006 3:23:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 448+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 29, 2006 – Coalition forces killed 32 insurgents and destroyed two Taliban headquarters buildings in Afghanistan's Helmand province today, officials at Bagram Air Base said. The early-morning engagement continued into daylight hours as coalition forces defeated a large enemy element that was attempting to retreat into sanctuaries. Coalition forces also discovered large caches of munitions as they overran the Taliban compound and the enemy fled. Coalition forces destroyed the munitions, which included weapons and bomb-making materials, causing multiple secondary explosions and destroying the compound and all enemy military equipment inside. "The capturing of these two compounds with boots...
  • China Pays Dearly for Kazakhstan Oil

    03/16/2006 9:50:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 696+ views
    NYT ^ | 03/17/06 | CHRISTOPHER PALA
    Christopher Pala for The New York Times Workers for China National Petroleum who helped build a $700 million pipeline attended an opening ceremony in Atasu, Kazakhstan, in December. A company executive called the pipeline "the new Silk Road."  March 17, 2006 China Pays Dearly for Kazakhstan Oil By CHRISTOPHER PALA ALMATY, Kazakhstan ? China, which for more than a century turned its back on Central Asia, has reached out to Kazakhstan, Central Asia's biggest country, for one major reason: oil.In 2005, the China National Petroleum Corporation bought Petrokazakhstan, a Canadian-run company that was the former Soviet Union's largest independent...
  • Air Force accepts delivery of its first combat configured CV-22 Osprey

    03/07/2006 5:05:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 1,102+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Laura McGowan
    3/7/2006 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- Aeronautical Systems Center's commander, Lt. Gen. John L. “Jack” Hudson, along with other Department of Defense leaders, was on hand to accept the keys from Bell Boeing for the first combat configured CV-22 Osprey during a ceremony March 1 at the Bell manufacturing facility in Amarillo, Texas. "It's an honor to be here for this historic milestone in aviation history," General Hudson said. "When our nation chooses to deploy forces into combat, we do our best to send them well-equipped and well-trained." The Air Force plans to purchase 50 CV-22s for...
  • Iraqi Police Escort Propane Delivery to Village

    03/06/2006 2:56:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 233+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Michael Pfaff
    U.S. Army Pfc. Erik Regalado, a medic with first platoon, B Company, speaks with children standing in line with their families to receive their propane, in Amal Shabi near Kirkuk, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Pfaff Iraqi Police Escort Propane Delivery to Village The Iraqi police escorted the propane to Amal Shabi, while coalition forces provided an additional security presence during the distribution of the propane. By U.S. Army Spc. Michael Pfaff 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment KIRKUK, Iraq, March 6, 2006 — For several days, the Iraqi village of Amal Shabi had been denied their normal...
  • Deployed fuels flight makes airlift delivery

    02/16/2006 4:36:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 204+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 15, 2006 | Tech. Sgt. Veronica A. Aceveda
    2/15/2006 - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- When fuel supplies are not available in the region, tactical and ground forces rely on the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. A team is always on standby to fulfill an aerial bulk fuels delivery system request. The team consists of two fuels technicians who have undergone special training for this type of delivery, which involves hauling thousands of gallons of fuel in an aircraft. Staff Sgt. Erika Busbee and Senior Airman Michael Roberts from the 379th Fuels Management Flight make up one such team. “We both volunteered for this assignment,” said Airman Roberts, who...
  • America Supports You: NCO, Foundation Spearhead Wheelchair Delivery

    02/06/2006 6:00:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 174+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Feb 6, 2006 | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2006 – For more than a year, Army Sgt. Amy E. Perkins has been working to bring some relief to the people in Tal Afar, Iraq. This month her hard work will finally pay off. An Iraqi boy sits in a new wheelchair from the Wheelchair Foundation in the fall of 2005. Army Sgt. Amy Perkins spearheaded a new partnership between the foundation and the U.S. military to ship 280 more wheelchairs to Tal Afar, Iraq, set to arrive this month. Courtesy photo   A rare shipment of 280 wheelchairs for injured Iraqi citizens is due to...
  • Air Delivery supplies from above

    01/06/2006 4:19:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 440+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 6, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 6, 2006) -- There are many ways to avoid obstacles. You can go through them, under them or around them. Air Delivery Platoon, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) soars above them. The platoon has air dropped 335,030 pounds of supplies, keeping 30 logistical vehicle systems and 60 Marines off the roads, as of Jan. 2, 2005, said Master Sgt. Sirisak Longnecker, the platoon’s officer in charge. The Marines, many of whom wear gold jump wings on their uniform, are responsible for palletizing, packing and loading supplies for air delivery. “We can drop...
  • Iraqi Army Takes Delivery of Tanks, Vehicles

    11/14/2005 3:59:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 664+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Nov 14, 2005 | Army Sgt. Lorie Jewell
    Iraqi Gen. Bashar, commander of the 9th Mechanized Division, drives the first tank off-loaded on the second day of deliveries. Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Lorie Jewell Iraqi Army Takes Delivery of Tanks, Vehicles The vehicles will equip two tank battalions and one mechanized battalion of the 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized) 2nd Brigade. By U.S. Army Sgt. Lorie JewellMultinational Security Transition Command-Iraq TAJI, Iraq, Nov. 14, 2005 — The largest equipment donation to the Iraqi Army to date - dozens of T-72 tanks and armored personnel carriers - arrived at Taji Military Base over...
  • Mississippi: Admin Relief Help Needed, Please Read!

    09/04/2005 5:17:28 PM PDT · by MississippiMan · 20 replies · 1,102+ views
    9/4/2005 | MississippiMan
    First, apologies for classifying this as breaking news; it's not news in the conventional sense, but I hope you'll agree it is worthy of the extra attention that the breaking-news classification affords. I belong to an organization called HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association), which is, as the name implies, an organization that deals with high tech crime and related issues. Our membership comprises both law enforcement personnel and a variety of private sector practitioners. At the HTCIA International level, an effort has been launched to acquire and deliver computer equipment and other goods that can be of service in...
  • Brain-dead woman's fetus passes key point - (woman's husband is the UN-Michael Schiavo!)

    07/21/2005 4:10:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 51 replies · 1,279+ views
    CNN.COM ^ | JULY 21, 2005 | A/P
    RICHMOND, Virgina (AP) -- A brain-dead pregnant woman on life support has reached the milestone in her pregnancy where doctors believe the baby could realistically survive outside the womb, giving her family renewed hope about the devastating ordeal. Susan Torres, 26, lost consciousness from a stroke May 7 after aggressive melanoma spread to her brain. Her husband, Jason Torres, said doctors told him his wife's brain functions had stopped. Her fetus recently passed the 24th week of development -- the earliest point at which doctors felt the baby would have a reasonable chance to survive, her brother-in-law said. "The situation...