first_imgJack MerrittGazette columist Joshua Rozenberg, who interviewed Merritt about the course for his Law in Action programme, said he was a ‘fine young man, dedicated to improving people’s lives’. Criminal barrister Tim Storrie, who met Merritt at Warren Hill prison, said: ‘His open heartedness, his drive and his faith in the redemption of prisoners through education shone out. He saved lives through his work.’Prison Radio UK, who worked with Merritt on a podcast episode, said he was ‘generous with his time and all too happy to help others. His life should inspire us all. The criminal justice community is in deep shock’.Simon Davis, president of the Law Society, said: ‘Jack was a delight. Funny, energetic and dedicated.’Professor Loraine R Gelsthorpe, director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, said Merritt’s determined belief in rehabilitation had inspired him to join the organisation after completing his MPhil in criminology in 2017. She added: ‘Jack’s passion for social and criminal justice was infectious. He was deeply creative and courageously engaged with the world, advocating for politics of love. He worked tirelessly in dark places to pull towards the light.’Fellow Cambridge graduate Saskia Jones, 23, from Stratford-upon-Avon, had been at the same conference celebrating the five-year anniversary of the Learning Together conference.  In a statement, her family said: ‘Saskia was a funny, kind, positive influence at the centre of many people’s lives. She had a wonderful sense of mischievous fun and was generous to the point of always wanting to see the best in all people’She was intent on living life to the full and had a wonderful thirst for knowledge, enabling her to be the best she could be. Saskia had a great passion for providing invaluable support to victims of criminal injustice, which led her to the point of recently applying for the police graduate recruitment programme, wishing to specialise in victim support.’ Tributes have been paid from within the profession to justice campaigners Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, victims of last Friday’s terrorist attack at London Bridge.Merritt, 25, a law and criminology graduate from the University of Cambridge, was described by his father David as a ‘beautiful spirit who always took the side of the underdog’. He was a course coordinator for the University of Cambridge’s prison rehabilitation programme. The project, Learning Together, gives students and inmates the opportunity to study together to help reduce reoffending. In a statement, his family said: ‘Jack was an intelligent, thoughtful and empathetic person who was looking forward to building a future with his girlfriend, Leanne, and making a career helping people in the criminal justice system.’We know Jack would not want this terrible, isolated incident to be used as a pretext by the government for introducing even more draconian sentences on prisoners, or for detaining people in prison for longer than necessary.’last_img read more

first_imgMenurut banyak ahli, ada empat alasan utama mengapa Airbus A380 tak cocok menjadi angkutan kargo. Mulai dari maslaah efektivitas, fleksibilitas, dimensi, dan bobot pesawat. Dengan empat alasan tersebut, mengkonfigurasi ulang A380 menjadi angkutan kargo dinilai minim peluang, bila tidak ingin disebut ‘bunuh diri’ andai memaksakan diri melakukannya.Alasan kedua, Lufthansa Technik, sebagaimana dilaporkan Simple Flying, dua bulan lalu, memang sempat menyatakan dukungan kepada seluruh maskapai yang ingin tetap terus memanfaatkan A380 dengan menjadikannya sebagai angkutan kargo. Dari beberapa pihak yang mendaftar, Hi Fly sama sekali tak masuk radar.Meski demikian, faktanya, saat ini, Airbus A380 bekas purna tugas Singapore Airlines milik Hi Fly tersebut sudah benar-benar beralih fungsi, dari semula membawa penumpang menjadi mengangkut muatan kargo sampai ke dek teratas. Namun, tak semua kursi dilepas. Lagi pula, dek teratas kapasitasnya cukup terbatas. Jadi, space yang ada, besar kemungkinan tak mampu dimaksimalkan maskapai dengan baik.Di dek teratas, Hi Fly masih menyisakan sekitar tiga kursi, di belakang, tengah, dan depan. Demikian juga dengan lantai berikutnya. Di lantai kedua atau dek utama, sekitar 2/3 bagian kursi dilepas dan difungsikan sebagai kargo dengan hanya menyisakan kursi business class dan first class.Harga mahal dari itu, dek utama dinilai mampu mengakut sekitar 164,56 meter kubik kargo, dengan rincian 16,25 di overhead cabin dan 148,32 lainnya di lantai. Sedangkan untuk dek paling bawah, Airbus A380 mampu memuat total 133,3 meter kubik kargo, dengan rincian 77 di kompartemen depan, 42 di kompartemen belakang, dan 14,3 di bulk compartement.Baca juga: Isi Rute Kosong, HiFly Tertarik Operasikan Lebih Banyak Airbus A380Sebetulnya, sebelum benar-benar mulai menjalin kemitraan dengan Lufthansa Technik, mengkonfigurasi ulang A380 menjadi angkutan kargo, Hi Fly dikabarkan sempat mendapat beberapa tawaran kerjasama berupa penerbangan charter dengan skema sewa basah atau wet lease.Namun, perusahaan pada akhirnya tetap memilih mengikuti tantangan zaman, menjadikan pesawat A380 sebagai angkutan kargo, yang saat ini tengah melejit akibat pengiriman APD dan masker dari dan ke berbagai diunia sebagai ‘senjata’ dalam perang melawan pandemi Covid-19.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedNasib Malang Airbus A380, Tak Dilirik Jadi Angkutan Kargo Gegara Empat Alasan Ini23/04/2020In “Featured”Isi Rute Kosong, HiFly Tertarik Operasikan Lebih Banyak Airbus A38024/06/2019In “Destinasi”Airbus Berikan Dukungan ‘Penuh’ Pada Maskapai yang Masih Operasikan A38028/03/2019In “Featured” Airbus A380 dikonfugurasi ulang Hi Fly sebagai angkutan kargo, menjadikannya sebagai yang pertama di dunia. Foto: Getty Images via Simple Flying Ketika mayoritas maskapai di dunia meng-grounded pesawat Airbus A380 akibat frekuensi penerbangan anjlok ke titik nadir, Hi Fly justru melawan arus. Alih-alih meng-grounded sambil gigit jari, menunggu kembalinya iklim industri penerbangan sebagaimana mestinya, maskapai penerbangan carter asal Portugal itu malah menjadikan pesawat komersial terbesar di dunia itu sebagai angkutan kargo pertama di dunia.Baca juga: Nasib Malang Airbus A380, Tak Dilirik Jadi Angkutan Kargo Gegara Empat Alasan IniKeputusan Hi Fly tersebut sempat mengagetkan banyak pihak. Setidaknya ada dua hal yang melatarbelakanginya. Pertama, terkait dengan kemampuan. Dari segi kemampuan, utamanya soal dimensi, A380 mungkin sangat menarik untuk mengangkut 800 penumpang sekaligus dalam sekali jalan. Sayangnya, itu tak berlaku bila A380 dikonfigurasi ulang jadi varian angkutan kargo.last_img read more

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The merging of IMCA’s Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Modifieds and the Dirt Knights guarantees twice as much excitement on and off the track for race fans in 2018.Eight races are confirmed with a couple more yet to be scheduled said IMCA President Brett Root. Opening night will be Monday, May 28 at the traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division, Benton County Speedway in Vinton.Feature winners earn a $2,000 share of the $10,000 purse to be paid each night. All features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $200 to start and $100 tow.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Entry fee will be $75.“The tour has opened at Vinton six times since it was started in 2010 and our intentions are to continue a similar schedule as in previous seasons date and location-wise,” Root said. “We will finalize details and announce the schedule this month.”“Arnold Motor Supply became title sponsor of the Hawkeye Dirt Tour last season,” he noted, “and we look forward to their continued involvement again this season.”An average of more than 32 IMCA Modifieds competed at Hawkeye Dirt Tour events in 2017 while the Dirt Knights broadcast followed the Dakota Classic Tour adventures of eventual national champion Jason Wolla, Corey Dripps, Hunter Marriott, Johnny Scott and Brock and Cody Bauman.Tour events will be broadcast by IMCATV.last_img read more