Fagali Airport

Fagali is an island village located in Samoa. Based on a 2006 census, the poplulation of Fagali was only 1,571 people. Despite its small size, Fagali has its own airport. When the airport first opened, it was a grass strip airport. The airport was previously shut down, and the runways were paved. The airport was reopened in July of 2002. Following the reopening of the airport, the government and local villagers became concerned with the noise from the airport. They were also concerned about safety in relation to the airport being in operation. Due to the ongoing concerns, a little over two and a half years after reopening, Fagali Airport was decommissioned and closed in January 2005. Visit Fagali Airport at Wikipedia to find out more.

Polynesian Airlines owns Fagali Airport. On July 1, 2009, the airline reopened the airport. With the opening of the airport, services were resumed. This included international flights previously offered.

The reopening of the airport was not celebrated by all. It was open amongst controversy within Fagali. Polynesian airlines and Fagali airport were criticised due to concern for environmental issues that would result from the operation of the airport. There was again concerns regarding safety with relation to the operation of the airport as well. The third concern was due to the fallout and burden that would occur within the community should the operations of the airport fail again. Despite concerns, the airport has maintained a level of success and remained open. Polynesian airlines have purchased additional airplanes to accommodate the additional flights that have been added.

Despite the Fagali airport being owned by Polynesian Airlines, there are additional carriers that operate in the airport. Samoa Air was granted the right to offer flights through their own company to and from the airport. Currently, there are 4 airlines that operate out of Fagali airport which include Polynesian Airlines, Samoa Air, South Pacific Island Airways, and Talofa Airways.

In addition to Fagali Airport, Fagali is home to the Royal Samoa Golf Course. The golf course offers 18 holes. It was originally opened in 1970 and remains in operation today.

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Jed McCaleb’s Stellar is Working on the Future of Banking

As the co-founder of the Stellar Development Foundation, Jed McCaleb is working to change the way the world banks. While working with technology to process cryptocurrency, he realized that many of the methods being used in that industry could be applied to real-world banking with hard currency that could help make financial services much more accessible to people around the world. There are many people around the world who do not have access to the services that financial industries have to offer, most of those affected are people with lower-income in developing countries. Surprisingly, there are still thousands if not millions of people in first world countries that are unbanked.

 

By using an open-source network that is funded by Stellar.org, Jed McCaleb and the rest of Stellar hope that almost everyone in the world will be able to access a financial industry by driving down the costs and simplifying the transaction process. While technology has been developing quickly over the years, the banking industry has fallen pretty far behind. While Stellar.org works closely with Jed McCaleb’s banking aspirations, they also provide funding for open source projects of many different types.

 

\Along with his busy schedule with the Stellar Development Foundation, Jed McCaleb is highly involved with MIRI, the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. Artificial Intelligence is developing rapidly and as an advisor to the organization, Jed McCaleb wants to make sure that artificial intelligence will benefit humanity as much as possible. The organization is a non-profit that recognizes the fact that artificial intelligence may soon surpass human intelligence in just a matter of years.

 

Many of Jed McCaleb’s fans know him from his work on The Far Wilds with Code Collective. Code Collective was founded in 2007 and is responsible for the creation of the game that focuses on turn-based strategy with clever plays. While he no longer has time to devote to the game, The Far Wilds is still alive and well. Instead of letting the game essentially disappear, he gave the game and the responsibility that came with it to a group of fans that were dedicated to keeping it alive.

How Kevin Seawright Is Contributing To Baltimore

Kevin Seawright is a Baltimore, Maryland, based businessman who owns and operates a company called RPS Solutions LLC. Otherwise known as Real Property Solutions, his company encourages diversity and homeownership in that city. They buy older homes and bring in contractors and volunteers to fix the homes up. Once that process is completed they are sold to first-time homebuyers. His company also helps these people get mortgages through a network of lenders they have developed. His company opened its doors for business in January 2015. View Kevin Seawright’s profile at LinkedIn

For several years he had worked in various management capacities for the city of Baltimore. He started out as a payroll director in January 2001. His last position in public service was as the deputy chief operating officer/finance director/property director where he managed more than 200 buildings, 800 employees, and 500 contractors. He managed a budget that was annually $134 million which was used to renovate schools, manage homeless shelters, and other important areas.

It was in March 2011 that he first started working in private industry. He got a job as the operations vice president at Tito Contractors. He was responsible for managing the accounting department and strategically planning $50 million to be invested in the Mid-Atlantic region. While still working for Tito Contractors he also became the executive director of operations for Collington Episcopal Life Care Community where he managed their financial matters.

Among his core skills are contract negotiations, managing budgets, providing oversight of both employees and contractors, managing infrastructure, increasing efficiency, and reducing costs. Kevin Seawright attended Notre Dame University’s Mendoza School of Business where he earned his BMA as well as additional certifications. In his personal life he is a big fan of sports and has been a basketball coach at Suffolk Virginia Recreation for almost three years. He also has a young daughter who he dotes on as often as possible.

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