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Boeing is building another 737 Max even though it hasn’t been approved to fly

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The announcement came the same day that Boeing told 6,770 workers that they had lost their jobs. Another 5,520 workers have accepted voluntary purchase offers.
Boeing continued to build Max, its best-selling jet, even after landing in March 2019 following two fatal accidents that killed 346 people. This produced more than 400 jets that could not be delivered before stopping production in January amid ongoing delays in getting approval to fly back.
The company temporarily stopped building planes in January, before the Covid-19 pandemic hit most of the world’s airlines. It was unable to continue to build Max without being able to send planes and complete sales. But if it hangs up, it risks losing suppliers who might go out of business without being able to sell their parts to Boeing.

“Without a supply chain there would be nothing for us to gather so as simple as that,” Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said at an annual meeting in April when discussing the need to support company suppliers.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic which has caused air travel to decline, airlines and aircraft rental companies have canceled orders for 299 of 737 Max. The other 240 jets have changed order status and Boeing no longer considers it as a company order.

The company still has firm orders for more than 3,800 out of 737 Max in its books. And some airlines that have pushed back jet deliveries because the number of planes they parked say they hope to receive 737 Max shipments one day.

“We still want to get Max back to service,” Southwest CEO Gary Gary told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting earlier this month. “Max’s aircraft is superior than that [older versions of the] 737 that we are operating. This burns less fuel. This is a very good plane. And of course in this environment, we want to retire some of our old planes, avoiding expensive maintenance and replacing new aircraft. “

Southwest has 34 of the jets planted, more than any other airline, and Boeing has built an additional 25 that are waiting to be sent. Even though, Southwest (LUV) reached an agreement with Boeing to reduce the number of Max jets to be added to its fleet until the end of 2021.

Southwest originally planned to receive the shipment of 107 737 Boeing Max jets between 2019 and 2021, and 19 others from aircraft leasing companies. But so far only received three from the plane because of the runway. Under the agreement with Boeing, it will now take delivery of no more than 48 jets until the end of 2021, and delay orders for at least 59 others.

“We don’t need Max right now. We don’t need all the aircraft we have,” Kelly told investors in April when reporting the airline’s first quarterly operating loss in 11 years.
The airline said last month that it did not expect to use land planes until November at the earliest, and that could encourage aircraft use again.

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Who is Paulo Bento, the Portuguese coach from South Korea who coached Cruzeiro?

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The coach commanded the Portuguese national team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and left the South Korean national team after being eliminated in Qatar.

Portuguese coach Paulo Bento qualified South Korea for the playoffs of the World Cup, something the team had not achieved since 2010, when the South Korean team reached the 1/8 finals of this championship. But 4-1 rout against Brazil as a result, shortened the path of the Asian team, as well as put an end to the work of Paulo Sousa in the national team.

Paulo Bento started his career as a coach with the youth team of Sporting Clube Portugal in 2004. At the club, he commanded the youth team for two seasons, winning the junior national tournament in his first year. Incidentally, the coach took over the first team shortly after he announced his retirement as a player.

Given his prominence in the youth categories, Paulo was chosen to replace José Peseiro, who was eliminated in European competition, in the professional team of Sporting CP for the 2005 season./2006.

Professionally, Bento was runner-up for four seasons in a row in the Portuguese Championship. Despite this, the coach won two Portuguese Cups and two Candido de Oliveira Super Cups. On November 6, 2009, the coach resigned.

Having distinguished himself at Sporting, Paulo Bento was announced as Portugal’s coach on 21 September 2010 after the World Cup in South Africa, where the then-champion Spain was selected in the round of 16.

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In qualifying, the coach managed to show good results in the first games, plus, of course, take Portugal to the semi-finals of Euro 2012, taking off from Spain on penalties. Having stood out in competitions, the coach extended the contract until Euro 2016.

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However, after losing to Albania in qualifying for Euro 2016, the coach could not resist and was fired in September 2014. The unsuccessful campaign at the World Cup of the same year in Brazil also affected.

After the Portugal national team, Paulo Bento returned to Brazil in May 2016, but this time to coach the Cruzeiro club. With a contract until December 2017, the coach made his debut in the second round of the Brasileirão the same year.

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However, Bento only lasted 17 matches in power with six wins, three draws and eight losses, leaving the team in second-to-last place in the tournament.

On 11 August 2016, the coach was announced as the new commander of Olympiacos, Greece, where he remained until 6 March 2017, winning the Greek title. Following this, Paulo Bento was announced as Chongqing Dangdai of China leading the team for only 15 matches.

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On August 16, 2018, Paulo Bento was announced as the new coach of South Korea following the departure of Shin Tae-yong, who lost in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.

As part of the South Korean national team, the coach has 55 wins, 12 draws and eight losses, having won the East Asian Cup title and classified the team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. After being knocked out against Brazil in the 1/8 finals, the Portuguese announced his retirement from the national team.

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Pioli ‘pulls’ Leao by the ears and says the Portuguese ‘must make a dash’

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Pioli 'pulls' Leao by the ears and says the Portuguese 'must make a dash'

FROMTefano Pioli, Milan coach, gave an interview on the Italian radio program Sky Calcio Club on Sunday in which he talked about Rafael Leao’s participation in the 2022 Mundial, a test in which the Portuguese striker was a replacement for Fernando Santos. ‘, indicating that he has been talking to his player over the past few days.

“If we talk? They have an obligation to call me at the end of the game. He is happy because Portugal is doing well. It is clear that he would like to play more. I can take advantage of this for a contract extension,” said Pioli, who also spoke about the Portuguese’s renewal process.

“He is fine with us and management and Rafael are talking. We are waiting for good news,” the Transalpine coach fired.

Looking at his player’s short playing time at this 2022 World Cup, Pioli admitted that Rafael Leau would like to have more playing time for the national team, but hinted that the Portuguese striker is not unhappy.

“If he plays a little? It’s hard to judge because Portugal has a very high quality team. Rafael is happy because Portugal is having a good World Cup, but there is a lot of quality and competitiveness in the attacking sector of the Portuguese team. “, – stressed the coach of the Italian, who also left a small warning to Rafael Leau.

“When you see him in training, you immediately understand that he has incredible potential. He has technique and speed that few others have. Over the course of a period, he had to develop and adapt to the reality at Milan, where the pressure is different from what he is. he was in Lille. It took time, but his potential to become a great player was always there. But he still needs to make the leap to become a champion because he can be even more decisive in the opponent’s zone,” he stressed.

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“If you think about Rafael from two years ago, he has made tremendous progress. He’s missing a few things, but he’s smart and approachable. I can give him all the ideas he wants, but his talent must be left free. should improve his heading, given his physique,” he concluded.

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Portugal, nuts and the Portuguese consumer: a successful trilogy

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Nuts have become part of a limited group of Portuguese agri-food sectors that manage to achieve much-desired food self-sufficiency. In the case of almonds it is 170% and in the case of chestnuts it is 116% in relation to the national consumption.

The value of Portuguese agricultural production in 2021 was 9.6 billion euros, representing a growth rate of 14.6% compared to 2020, and therefore it is fair to say that dried fruits today, with a production of 80,000 tons and exports reaching 100 million euros contributed. to this success.

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