Hong Kong opens new airport
Hong Kong's $25 billion Chek Lap Kok airport was opened in early July 1998. The new airport is set to handle 35 million passengers per year, with an anticipated capacity of over 80 million in the next century. Automation for the airport's entire baggage handling system was supplied by Nuremberg, Germany-based Siemens Group Production and Logistic Systems. Chek Lap Kok's passenger terminal, which was designed by Sir Norman Foster, has 288 check-in and 12 luggage carousels and its terminal system is equipped with an integrated automatic baggage X-ray system.
Hong K: The country's $25 billion Chek Lap Kok airport opens in early July 1998
Publication Name: Material Handling Engineering
Subject: Transportation industry
The West Yorkshire Sports Counselling Assocation (WYSCA) is running a service for criminal offenders in the region which aims to reduce levels of offending behaviour and boost offenders' self-esteem by getting them involved in sporting activities. The service is available to probationers who choose to make use of it, and allows clients to work with a sports leader for up to three months, attenting weekly counselling or leisure activity sessions.
Publication Name: Leisure Opportunities (Supplement to Leisure Management)
Subject: Travel industry
Only yesterday: not quite everything changed in this fastest century
An overview is presented of how far and how fast America has come in the past hundred years. The population has grown from 76 million to 275 million; there were 14,000 automobiles in 1900, compared to 200,000 million in 2000; typical lifespan is now 76 years, up from 47; and women can now vote. Still, a study found in 1900 that 13% of Americans were poor; the current federal standard applies also to 13% of the population.
Publication Name: The New York Times Magazine