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Distância de San Francisco para Manila
A distancia é 11229 km ou 6978 milhas ou 6063 milhas náuticas
A distância é a distância do ar teórica (distância ortodrômica). Voar entre aeroportos dos dois locais pode ser uma distância diferente, dependendo da localização dos aeroportos e via real escolhida.
Mapa – caminho mais curto entre San Francisco e Manila

Map – Shortest path between San Francisco and Manila

San Francisco


O mapa é usando uma projeção que faz a terra e oceanos muito mais amplo perto do pólo sul e pólos norte. O título / curso / rolamento durante um voo varia na maioria dos casos. Roteiro com base na imagem da NASA.

São Francisco
Latitude: 37 ° 47 ‘Norte
Longitude: 122 ° 25 ‘Oeste
posição inicial: 298.2 ° Oeste-noroeste
título final: 226,0 ° Sudoeste

Latitude: 14 ° 35 ‘Norte
Longitude: 120 ° 59 ‘do leste
posição inicial: 46,0 ° Nordeste
título final: 118,2 ° Leste-sudeste

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Girl power: More women than men in Australia’s Olympic Games team for first time

JULY 27 2016 – 5:44PM

Little did the Australian women’s rowing eight know they would be tipping the Australian Olympic team into the history books. As of Tuesday, they didn’t even know they would be there at all.

Yet the trickle-down impact of the Russian doping scandal has seen them get the news they had craved. They are off to Rio and so is a national team that, for the first time, has more women than men suiting up for competition.

Of the 419 athletes heading to Brazil, 212 are women and 207 are men, making the number 50.6 per cent female. That’s a massive increase since London just four years ago, when women made up 45.4 per cent of the overall squad.

And much as they did in London, where Anna Meares and Sally Pearson were the headliners, Rio shapes as another Games where Australia’s female athletes stand to shine.

That won’t be just in the pool, although Cate and Bronte Campbell and Emily Seebohm are some of the country’s best chances at gold medals. In new events, on the rugby field in particular, fresh faces present new opportunities for rookie Olympians.

That women’s sport continues to be on a roll should be now come as little surprise, even if the rise and rise of elite women’s leagues and competitions in Australia has been a fairly recent phenomenon.

Netball may not be an Olympic sport but the ANZ Championship has become a brilliant spectacle that produces a high-quality product worthy of television deals and ticket sales. The looming final, between the Queensland Firebirds and Sydney Swifts, shifted 10,000 tickets in less than half an hour.

But at an Olympic level, it’s been a decidedly slow burn. Before 1920, only 2.2 per cent of Olympians were women, who competed in hugely restricted events that in many cases took decades to open their arms to both sexes.

Leading the charge: Australian swimmers Bronte and Cate Campbell.
Leading the charge: Australian swimmers Bronte and Cate Campbell. Photo: Handout

That’s been of particular interest to Professor Wendy Brown, from the University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement, who has written a piece for esteemed medical journal The Lancet on gender balance in sport.

Brown believes the gender figures in the current team should be considered as a significant milestone, even if there’s not swathes of evidence that suggest it will spur everyday Australian girls and women into an Olympic event.

Australia's Anna Meares and Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller.
Australia’s Anna Meares and Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller. Photo: Scott Barbour

“If it encourages young people and adolescents to stay in sport, that’s a really good thing. We know that a lot of kids, as teenagers, play sport in Australia. But once children leave school and go to university and go through their life stages, they drop out in huge numbers,” Brown said.

“I’m not sure what effect having more women in the Olympics will have. You have a mum at home with a small child, seeing Cate and Bronte Campbell swim may not encourage them to go back to being part of a sport.

“But it may encourage them to get and keep their kids involved, which is a good thing. As far as being role models for women and girls, I think it is important.”

Brown uses netball as a prime example of a wildly successful women’s sport that has now become entrenched in mainstream sports coverage. In the Olympics, though, the slog has been long and arduous, while the overall gender imbalance looks set to continue.

“In terms of the Olympics it has been a bit of a boy’s club, right back to 1896. It has been a battle for women,” Brown said.

“In 1928 when the first track and field for women took place, there was only five events. In the 800m that year, the same women ran as the 100m. Most of them collapsed. The powers that be used that as a reason not to have them involved.

“The 800m didn’t come back until 1960 and the women didn’t run a marathon until 1984. It’s been a long battle to get women in there, not so much here in Australia and New Zealand. But in the Middle Eastern countries, teams like Saudi Arabia and Qatar they never even sent women until London.”

While cultural and religious differences may hold back female participation in certain nations, there’s little to suggest the current figures won’t become the norm for Australian teams. Boxing has opened its doors for the second Games, while Rugby Sevens has become somewhat of a golden egg for the least popular winter football code.

Rugby has worked relentlessly on encouraging girls and women to pick up a ball and try their hand at Sevens after it was given the green light as an Olympic sport, says ARU boss Bill Pulver. Now, they head to Rio as the gold medal favourite.

“Our women’s Sevens team are extraordinary role models for any young girl thinking about picking up a rugby ball. We are certain that any success they have in Rio will have a game-changing effect on the entire landscape of women’s sport,” Pulver said.

“As a young girl considering what sport to play, not only is there an established World Series in Sevens Rugby, there is now the ultimate carrot of becoming an Olympian and having a chance to compete on sport’s ultimate stage.”


Source : The Canberra Times

Dólar fecha quase estável ante real após Fed indicar possível alta de juros neste ano

Notícia Publicada em 27/07/2016 17:11

Moeda norte-americana subiu apenas 0,02% em relação ao real

Mesmice: dólar estável é sinal de que Fed não surpreendeu investidores  (Marcello Casal Jr/Agência Brasil)
Mesmice: dólar estável é sinal de que Fed não surpreendeu investidores
(Marcello Casal Jr/Agência Brasil)

SÃO PAULO – O dólar fechou perto da estabilidade em relação ao real nesta quarta-feira, após o comunicado do Federal Reserve, banco central dos Estados Unidos, apenas confirmar as expectativas do mercado de uma possível alta de juros ainda neste ano.

O dólar teve variação positiva de 0,02 por cento, a 3,2710 reais na venda. A moeda norte-americana chegou a 3,2968 reais na máxima da sessão imediatamente após a divulgação do comunicado do Fed e recuou a 3,2606 reais na mínima durante a tarde.

(Por Bruno Federowski)

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“Fully committed” – Etihad to participate in Virgin’s capital raising


Etihad and Virgin have a 10-year alliance that runs until 2020.

Etihad Airways has confirmed it will take up its full entitlements in Virgin Australia’s capital raising.

As a result, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier will maintain its shareholding in Virgin at 21.83 per cent and keep its seat on the board.

“The Etihad Aviation Group board has endorsed a proposal to take up its pro-rata entitlement in the non-renounceable entitlement offer for new shares in Virgin Australia which closes at 5pm AEST today,” an Etihad spokesperson said in an emailed statement on Wednesday morning.

“Etihad Airways is a long-term strategic investor and commercial partner to Virgin Australia, and remains fully committed to the partnership as a shareholder.

“Our comprehensive 10-year commercial agreement, which runs until 2020, is further evidence of our confidence in and support for Virgin Australia, and our commitment to the airline and Australia.”

Ahead of the entitlement offer, Etihad was Virgin’s largest shareholder at 21.83 per cent, followed by SIA (20.09 per cent), Nanshan (19.98 per cent) and HNA (13.04 per cent).

However, SIA could increase its stake up to 25.9 per cent and HNA could lift its shareholding up to 19.99 per cent, depending on the response to the capital raising from other shareholders.

Had Etihad – which serves Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney from its Abu Dhabi hub in partnership with Virgin – not participated in the capital raising, its 21.83 per cent shareholding in Virgin would potentially have been halved, Virgin said in a slide presentation on July 6.

Virgin’s other major shareholders – Singapore Airlines (SIA), HNA Innovation (a subsidiary of HNA Aviation Group), Sir Richard Branson’s UK-based Virgin Group and Nanshan Group – had all committed to take up their full pro-rata entitlements in the $852 million capital raising when it was announced on June 15.

However, Etihad said at the time it was still reviewing the capital raising.

Should the offer not be fully subscribed, SIA, HNA and Virgin Group made binding commitments to contribute to the sub-underwriting of entitlements not taken up by other shareholders.

Under the share offer, existing shareholders can purchase one new share for every share they hold at a price of 21 Australian cents per share.

The $852 million share issue, when added to the $159 million share placement with HNA Group, brings the total amount Virgin is raising to $1.011 billion in an effort to pay back a shareholder loan and bolster its balance sheet.

“As a result of the upcoming equity raising, the Group will have a capital structure that is appropriate for its position as a mature, diversified airline group and will be in a stronger position to deliver sustainable growth,” Virgin Australia chairman Elizabeth Bryan said on June 15.

Australian Aviation

Qantas expands 717 domestic network


A QantasLink 717 at Sydney Airport. (Seth Jaworski)

Qantas plans to operate more domestic routes with its fleet of Boeing 717s in order to free up 737s for extra overseas flying.

Two-class 717s featuring 12 business and 98 economy seats will be deployed on Adelaide-Brisbane, Brisbane-Townsville and Brisbane-Mt Isa routes, as well as a seasonal Melbourne-Maroochydore service during December and January, to “match capacity with lower demand”, Qantas said on Wednesday.

This will free up 174-seat (12 business, 162 economy) Boeing 737-800s to add a daily Brisbane-Port Moresby flight and boost Brisbane-Christchurch to daily from three times weekly from October 30. There is also a new daily Melbourne-Christchurch service scheduled to start from December 4.

Qantas recently signed a contract extension worth A$1.2 billion for Cobham Aviation Services to continue to operate the 717 on behalf of QantasLink for a further 10 years.

The new deal has Cobham continuing to supply pilots and cabin crew for QantasLink’s fleet of 20 717s, as well as line maintenance engineering in some locations.

While initially mainly used on regional routes in Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory, Qantas’s announcement on Wednesday continues the airline’s recent move to utilise the 717 fleet on more capital city services.

In 2013 the type was introduced on services to Canberra, while in 2014, QantasLink’s 717s took over Qantas mainline 737s on services from Hobart to Melbourne and Sydney, and some Adelaide-Sydney flights have also switched to the 717.

While Qantas boosts its operations 100-seat aircraft – its 717s have either 110-seats in a two-class configuration or 125 all-economy seats – the reverse is happening at domestic rival Virgin Australia, which is withdrawing its fleet of 98-seat Embraer E190 jets over the next three years as part of fleet simplification and cost reduction efforts.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said recently the airline was looking to buy the 717s it currently had on lease as those leases expired and was on the lookout for further acquisitions in what was a scarce market.

“We’ve been out there hunting for more,” Joyce told reporters in early June.

“They are a great aircraft. If there was a possibility of getting a few more of them, we’d be keen on them.”

Meanwhile, Qantas said it planned to grow its Perth-Singapore offering to double-daily, up from 10 times a week currently, between December and February. The oneworld alliance member was also returning to Bali with seasonal flights from Sydney for a second year.

“The changes are made possible by reductions in domestic capacity, particularly in some regional resources markets, and efficient aircraft utilisation, which has freed up flying time within Qantas’s Boeing 737 fleet,” Qantas said in a statement.

The start of Brisbane-Port Moresby flights would also result in the end of Cairns-Port Moresby services operated by QantasLink Q400 turboprops. Qantas said the change to Brisbane would “better serve the business market”. However, Qantas will continue to place its QF airline code on all of Air Niugini’s Australia-Papua New Guinea flights, including from Port Moresby to Cairns, Brisbane and Sydney.

Also, Qantas said it would add a sixth weekly flight between Sydney and Manila, up from five times a week currently, between December and January. The route is served with Airbus A330 widebodies.

Australian Aviation

Brisbane Airport gets new fuel pipeline

An aerial image of Brisbane Airport. (Brisbane Airport)

An aerial image of Brisbane Airport. (Brisbane Airport)

Joint-venture partners Caltex Australia and Shell Aviation Australia have switched on a new jet fuel pipeline at Brisbane Airport that doubles the potential fuel supply capacity to airline customers.

The 4.6km pipeline from the Viva Pinkenba fuel storage terminal to Brisbane Airport’s Joint User Hydrant Installation (JUHI) refuelling facility can carry 270 cubic metres of fuel per hour, compared with 130 cubic metres per hour using the previous pipeline.

Further, Caltex and Shell said on Wednesday the $16 million pipeline could potentially carry up to 500 cubic metres of fuel per hour, subject to pump upgrades, as well as improve supply chain flexibility and reliability, Caltex Australia general manager infrastructure operations Derek Styles said.

“This new infrastructure provides the airport with future flexibility to allow multiple suppliers to pump fuel to the airport during peak times, as well as increasing the rate at which the fuel can be delivered,” Styles said in a statement.

“The project has been delivered on-time and under-budget and included Australia’s longest horizontal directional drilling through alluvial ground. This was done to minimise the disruption to airport operating runways and taxiways.”

Brisbane Airport’s JUHI receives fuel via both the Caltex/Shell joint venture and from BP.

Shell Aviation Australia Director Richard Pereira said: “We have a long and proud history at Brisbane Airport, and this project will allow us to continue to service our customers and the flying public for many decades to come.”

Caltex said the new pipeline also freed up land at the airport, noting it had been “constructed along a pathway that will ensure previously-unavailable land can now be used by Brisbane Airport for supporting infrastructure and commercial uses.”

Brisbane Airport general manager of commercial businesses John Tormey said the freed-up land would be developed by the airport’s property division BNE Property.

“It allows more space and flexibility on sites within the booming Airport South precinct, popular with industrial businesses seeking close proximity to the terminals and major roadways,” Tormey said.

Brisbane Airport has forecast passenger numbers to reach 49 million by 2034. The airport handled 22.4 million passengers in 2015/16, up two per cent from the prior year.

Annual aircraft movements were projected to grow from about 225,000 now to 370,000 by 2034.

Brisbane Airport is the latest airport in recent times to receive a boost in fuel supply capacity. In February, Mobil Oil Australia said it would build a new pipeline for Melbourne Airport that would link its Yarraville fuel distribution terminal to Tullamarine’s main fuel storage depot.

A policy paper from The Board of Airline Representatives of Australia (BARA), which represents 29 international airlines that fly into and out of Australia, released in December 2014 called for reform of the jet fuel supply supply chain through opening up competition and clearing bottlenecks.


Australian Aviation

China Southern to serve Adelaide from December

China Southern flight CZ3071 from Shenzhen touches down at Sydney Airport. (Sydney Airport/Seth Jaworski)

A file image of a China Southern Airbus A330 at Sydney Airport. (Sydney Airport/Seth Jaworski)

China Southern plans to add Adelaide to its Australian network from December.

South Australian premier Jay Weatherill said on Tuesday the state government had signed an in-principle agreement for nonstop flights between Adelaide and Guangzhou to begin in December, with the deal expected to be finalised shortly.

The Airline Route website, quoting schedules filed with global distribution systems, said the three times a week service with Airbus A330 equipment was due to start on December 12 and operate as an overnight service from Guangzhou and a late-morning departure from Adelaide.

It will be Adelaide’s first nonstop link to mainland China. Cathay Pacific offers nonstop flights to Hong Kong, while the likes of Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines offer one-stop options to various points in China via Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, respectively.

Weatherill said China Southern’s new nonstop service would give the state’s economy a boost.

“Having a direct flight from mainland China will create jobs that extend well beyond Adelaide Airport – helping our tourism and hospitality sectors to take advantage of this growing market,” Weatherill said.

“We are expecting that the agreement to establish direct flights between Adelaide and Guangzhou will be signed in the coming days – and that flights would begin in December this year.”

Adelaide Airport chief executive Mark Young said securing China Southern as a new airline for Adelaide involved working together with the government.

“Our partnership approach with government is critical to working with our airline partners and we believe that together with the state government we have developed a strong relationship with China Southern,” Young said.

Currently, China Southern serves Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney from its Guangzhou hub and runs seasonal charters to the Gold Coast. Also, the Skyteam alliance member began service between Sydney and Shenzhen in January 2016.

At its peak, the airline operates 70 flights a week to Oceania, including its flights to Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand.

China Southern had flagged an interest in serving Adelaide in April, when the airline signed a tourism agreement with the South Australian government.

Australian Aviation

Singapore Airlines to return A380 to Melbourne over summer

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 at Sydney Airport. (Rob Finlayson)

Singapore Airlines flies the Airbus A380 to Sydney year round, and to Melbourne during peak periods.

(Rob Finlayson)

Singapore Airlines (SIA) plans to return Airbus A380 services to Melbourne over the busy summer holiday period.

One of SIA’s four daily flights between Melbourne and Singapore will switch to the four-class A380 featuring suites (first), business, premium economy and economy between October 30 and March 25 2017, the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.

The schedule change continues SIA’s recent practice of upgauging to the A380 for Melbourne during peak periods.

SIA regional vice president Tan Tiow Kor said the move represented a five per cent increase in capacity to Melbourne.

“Ensuring we are providing greater opportunities for Victorians to travel to Singapore and beyond on a range of premium cabin options reinforces our commitment to the Victorian market,” Tan said in a statement.

SIA, a Virgin Australia major shareholder and alliance partner, has scheduled the A380 on the SQ217 morning departure from Singapore and SQ218 overnight service from Tullamarine.

The airline had offered once daily year-round A380 service to Melbourne until October 2014, when the aircraft was deployed onto other routes. (The Star Alliance member began A380 services to India in late 2014.) Since then, it has used the world’s largest passenger aircraft on a seasonal basis to Tullamarine.

Earlier this year, SIA announced it would use its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-900, on the Singapore-Melbourne route from September 1 to October 22. The A350, currently flying to Amsterdam and Dusseldorf, features SIA’s newest generation business class, premium economy and economy.

Australian Aviation

Qantas signs fresh marketing partnership with peak Queensland tourism body


Qantas has extended its partnership with Queensland’s peak tourism bodyfor a further three years in an agreement worth $9.78 million.

Under the new deal, Qantas and Tourism and Events Queensland, would conduct joint marketing and promotion campaigns to attract more interstate and overseas visitors to the state.

The pair said in a joint statement on Tuesday the advertising campaigns would focus on digital and social media, trade partner campaigns, public relations activities and trade and media visits.

“We know that online and social media campaigns are really effective at inspiring more people to travel to Australia, so that will be a big part of our focus,” Qantas International chief executive Gareth Evans said.

“As the largest private investor in Australian tourism, it’s a really exciting time for us to be investing to attract more visitors to Queensland, particularly with the relatively low Australian dollar and the number of visitors from markets like Hong Kong, China and the US at an all-time high.”

Evans noted Qantas and its regional wing QantasLink served 20 destinations in Queensland – more than any other state – in addition to international links through both the Flying Kangaroo and low-cost unit Jetstar.

Queensland Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones said: “We are thrilled one of the world’s most iconic airlines is continuing to partner with Tourism and Events Queensland to ensure Queensland is the first choice for travellers.”

The initial partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland, signed in July 2013, was worth $12 million.

Qantas began signing partnerships with state-based tourism bodies after withdrawing about $44 million of marketing support to Tourism Australia in late 2012, saying at the time it was no longer possible to work with the organisation given its then-chairman Geoff Dixon was among a group of investors who were pushing for change at the airline.

However, in June 2015 Dixon stepped down as chairman. And in January 2016, Qantas teamed up with Tourism Australia to promote some of the country’s most beautiful locations through a new safety video.

“We always said the reason we weren’t working with Tourism Australia back in 2012 was there was a conflict of interest with the chairman that was there,” Joyce told Fairfax Media’s Traveller website in January.

“There’s a new chairman and CEO and we felt the timing was appropriate for working together again.”

Qantas and Destination NSW re-signed for a further three years last week.


Australian Aviation