Canadian Fighter Aircraft: 1959 (real or Internex Hoax)

I do not know the full story on this (nor does my boss, who was around in 1959).

In 1959 the biggest thing was fighter aircraft to defend the US (and Canada) from huge Russian bombers flying over Canada to bomb the United States. Obviously, Canada was involved. They built fighter aircraft too. But in 1959, United States said their own fighters would be the best. This destroyed the Canadian program!

Canada was under financial problems so they closed their program. Many workers ended up going to other countries (US, France, etc.).

Turns out that maybe Canada had better ideas. Their “entry” may have been superior to even the F-35 which is superior to the 2017 F-35 fighter.

But Canada dumped many aircraft; Dumped into Lake Ontario or Lake Erie.

Now the big thing is to go into Lake Erie or Lake Ontario.

Hard to follow, so MAY BE yet another “Internet Hoax”

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Dyson employees are in the dark about top-secret electric car

NY Post

Working at Dyson is like working in a vacuum.

The UK-based luxury appliance maker has been developing an all electric car for the past several years, but even its own employees are in the dark about it, and those that are in the know have to sign non-disclosure agreements.

“It’s our biggest secret,” Andrea Lim, a Dyson engineer in the personal care unit, told The Post’s Lisa Fickenscher. “No one in the company who is working on it is allowed to talk about it. Even engineers from other departments weren’t allowed to know about the car.”

Dyson Chairman and chief engineer James Dyson was in town last week to unveil the company’s first NYC flagship store, where supersonic hair dryers, vacuum cleaners and air purifiers sell for hundreds of dollars, and where Fifth Avenue shoppers can get a free blowout.

MORPC and Partners Kickoff Regional Corridor Analysis Study

A group of Central Ohio community leaders joined the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) in kicking off a new study aimed at assessing the potential for compact development in our regional transit corridors and how high-capacity transit could better serve residents in the region.

MORPC projects that Central Ohio is expected to grow by up to 1 million people by the year 2050. Insight2050 shows that compact development patterns, characterized by infill and redevelopment, are more responsive to the changing demographics that come with that growth and the increased market demand for smaller residences in walkable, mixed-use environments.

The Regional Corridor Analysis will study a variety of metrics to assess the impact(s) of compact development along five regional corridors, and study the relationship between these corridors and the various types of high-capacity transit technologies, which are defined as transit beyond local or express bus service. Examples could include Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Light-Rail Transit (LRT), Commuter Rail or intercity rail.

“With this focused approach to growth, Central Ohio communities have the potential to capture some of the new market demand, support smart mobility options like those being developed in Smart Columbus, and provide benefits associated with compact development,” said MORPC Executive Director William Murdock. “It also presents the opportunity for high-capacity transportation options that support infill development goals and provide accessible options for residents and employees.”

MORPC is partnering with the City of Columbus, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus), the Columbus Partnership, Groveport, Dublin, Whitehall, Reynoldsburg, Westerville, and Bexley on the Regional Corridor Analysis study.

For more information on the Regional Corridor Analysis study please visit http://www.morpc.org/our-region/insight2050/index or contact Jennifer Noll at jnoll@morpc.orgor 614.233.4179