By Elizabeth Wolf
Delta y la Autoridad Portuaria de Nueva York y Nueva Jersey se asociarán para reemplazar con las instalaciones más modernas a las Terminales C y D en el Aeropuerto LaGuardia de Nueva York. El proyecto, que fue aprobado hoy por PANYNJ, es parte de un nuevo contrato de arrendamiento que se negociará en el aeropuerto hasta el 2050. La Autoridad Portuaria ha comprometido, como parte del acuerdo, $600 millones para facilitar la construcción de la terminal y otra infraestructura de apoyo.
"Sustituir estas terminales obsoletas es un importante paso adelante en nuestra reinvención de LaGuardia para el siglo 21, un aeropuerto de clase mundial digno del Empire State", dijo el gobernador de Nueva York, Andrew Cuomo. "Agradezco a Delta para su asociación y doy la bienvenida a los numerosos visitantes que ingresarán a través de sus nuevas terminales".
El vicepresidente Joe Biden y el gobernador Cuomo presentaron el año pasado un plan para rediseñar y reconstruir Nueva York-LGA para incluir un nuevo edificio terminal central de $4 mil millones y una gran sala central que unifique las terminales del aeropuerto. Delta ha sido un socio en ese plan desde el principio. Al igual que el nuevo edificio terminal central, las nuevas instalaciones de Delta se encontrarán más cerca de la Grand Central Parkway, permitiendo un espacio adicional para rodaje y un campo de aviación más eficiente.
"Hoy marca otro momento de orgullo en el compromiso continuo de Delta para proporcionar una experiencia excepcional para los neoyorquinos", dijo el CEO de Delta, Ed Bastian. "Nuestra participación en este proyecto histórico se basa en los más de $2 mil millones que Delta ha invertido en Nueva York durante los últimos siete años. Nos sentimos honrados de ser parte de la visión integral del gobernador Cuomo y de la Autoridad Portuaria para lograr el Aeropuerto LaGuardia del siglo 21 y esperamos muchos hitos emocionantes por venir".
La nueva terminal de Delta en LGA constará de 37 puertas situadas en cuatro explanadas conectadas por un vestíbulo centralizado para check-in, control de seguridad y recogida de equipajes. De las 37 puertas, 33 tendrán acceso a carriles de taxi duales, lo que mejorará en gran medida la eficiencia del campo de aviación, resultando en un menor tiempo de acarreo desde y hacia la puerta antes del despegue y después del aterrizaje. La construcción se iniciará tan pronto como sea posible, luego de las aprobaciones regulatorias y de las negociaciones de arrendamiento finales.
La terminal contará con un nuevo y más grande Delta Sky Club con un Sky Deck, vestíbulos amplios, puertas más grandes y más asientos, así como el 30 por ciento más de espacio para concesiones en comparación con las existentes en las Terminales C y D. La instalación también ofrecerá acceso directo entre el aparcamiento y la terminal, mejoras en las carreteras y en las áreas para llegada y partida, y una entrada para check-in con derivación directa al control de seguridad. El diseño de la nueva terminal integrará tecnologías sostenibles y mejoras en la eficiencia energética.
"En nombre de los más de 10.000 empleados con sede en Nueva York que forman parte de la trama de esta comunidad, nos enorgullece el rol que Delta está tomando en la reconstrucción de una de las más concurridos y conocidos aeropuertos del mundo en la ciudad que llamamos hogar", dijo Henry Kuykendall, vicepresidente de Delta para Nueva York.
Delta cuenta hoy con un importante centro de operaciones en LGA, con cerca de 275 salidas diarias desde las Terminales A, C y D.
Además de su trayectoria de inversiones en LGA, Delta también abrió la nueva Terminal 4 en el Aeropuerto Internacional John F. Kennedy en 2013, con una inversión de $1,2 mil millones. La Terminal ofrece un Delta Sky Club insignia de 24.000 pies cuadrados. Esto fue seguido por una inversión adicional de $200 millones en 2015 para añadir 11 puertas más y 75.000 pies cuadrados adicionales en la Terminal 4, junto con una nueva estación de autobuses, un vestíbulo para chek-in renovado y nuevas explanadas en la Terminal 2.
Delta es la mayor aerolínea de Nueva York y ha invertido miles de millones de dólares en los aeropuertos de la ciudad de Nueva York durante los últimos seis años, abriendo el camino para mejorar la experiencia de los viajeros a un número creciente de pasajeros de Nueva York, más de 27 millones en 2015. La aerolínea ofrece más de 500 salidas en días pico para viajar a más de 130 destinos en todo el mundo desde sus centros de conexión en el Aeropuerto LaGuardia y en el Aeropuerto Internacional John F. Kennedy de Nueva York. Y Delta está profundamente arraigada en la comunidad de Nueva York, donde actúa como la aerolínea oficial de los Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Madison Square Garden, Muelles de Chelsea, Banco de Alimentos de la ciudad de Nueva York y el Museo Whitney, además de la colaboración con más de 40 organizaciones comunitarias.
Para mayor información sobre el compromiso de Delta con Nueva York, ingrese aquí.
Friends and fans launch crowdfunding initiative for life-saving heart surgeries through the works of the David Ortiz Children’s Fund
BOSTON, MA (July 19, 2016) – As David Ortiz continues his epic “farewell tour” and one of the most storied seasons of his career, friends of the Red Sox slugger are banding together to give Big Papi the ultimate retirement gift: donations to his David Ortiz Children’s Fund, which provides life-saving heart surgeries for kids in his native Dominican Republic and adopted home of New England. Ortiz has made it known that his next chapter is focused on furthering his humanitarian legacy through the David Ortiz Children’s Fund and this call to action – dubbed “Big Papi’s Retirement Party”– is a way for friends and fans to honor and thank Big Papi for his legendary career on the field.
“Man, I can’t believe you guys thought of this,” Ortiz said last night at his fourth annual David Ortiz Children’s Fund Gala in Boston, where the nonprofit crowdfunding initiative was announced. “Everyone knows how much I love kids so this is the best retirement gift I could ever ask for – not that the custom cowboy boots the Rangers gave me weren’t great, but this is just something that is a bit more my style! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my efforts for these kids possible. Now let’s raise some dough!”
The initiative was kicked off at the gala with a $100,000 donation from New England Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, and from now until the close of Papi’s retirement season, fans are asked to donate to the David Ortiz Children’s Fund as a way of giving the famed designated hitter a touching sendoff as he says goodbye to his career on the field and looks ahead to his life’s work off the field. The goal is to raise $340,000 – chosen in honor of Ortiz’s signature #34 jersey – which will provide life-saving surgeries for an additional 68 children. To date, the David Ortiz Children’s Fund has helped save the lives of over 600 children here and in the Dominican Republic.
Giving also will have its perks. Fans who donate $25 will receive a limited edition “Big Papi’s Retirement Party” t-shirt and a $25,000 gift earns you a foursome and meal with the man himself at Big Papi’s official retirement celebration, the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic, hosted from December 1-4, 2016, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Each year, over 2,000 children in both New England and the Dominican Republic are born with congenital heart defects (CHD) and will require surgery. The cost for this life-saving surgery is $5,000, a number that is staggering to many families. The David Ortiz Children Fund works withMassGeneral Hospital for Children and the World Pediatric Project in identifying children in need of this critical care.
Fans who want to contribute in honoring Big Papi with the ultimate retirement gift can donate at www.davidortizchildrensfund.org/retirementparty. Join in on the social media conversation by using the hashtags #InPapisName and #MakePapiProud and the handles @DavidOrtiz and @DavidOrtizFund.
ABOUT THE DAVID ORTIZ CHILDREN’S FUND:
The David Ortiz Children’s Fund provides critical pediatric healthcare to children in New England and the Dominican Republic. The David Ortiz Children's Fund has currently netted approximately $2 million, provided over 600 children with life-saving heart surgery in the Dominican Republic, and has helped countless others throughout New England region. In 2011, David Ortiz was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award by Major League Baseball for his work with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. For more information, please visit: www.davidortizchildrensfund.org.
ABOUT MASSGENERAL HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN:
With more than 300 physicians, 50 medical specialties and 15 surgical services, plus complete access to the resources of the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children is dedicated to providing high quality, personalized, developmentally appropriate care for infants, children and adolescents. For more information, please visit: www.massgeneral.org/children.
ABOUT WORLD PEDIATRIC PROJECT:
World Pediatric Project is a non-profit organization linking pediatric critical care services to children in developing countries. As most developing countries lack access to pediatric critical care resources, WPP also focuses on building indigenous health care capabilities for improved future health care. Skilled professionals in these countries are able to learn these specialized pediatric procedures firsthand from the WPP's surgical and diagnostic teams. WPP's goal is to raise the level of care in their partner countries through an international network of medical partners to improve the lives' of children worldwide. For more information, please visit:www.worldpediatricproject.org.
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WHAT: The Mets are a proud partner of Hain Celestial, selling products from Terra(r) Chips, Garden of Eatin'(r), Plainville Farms(r), and others at Citi Field, and are teaming up again to host the annual Mets Food Drive this year benefitting The River Fund New York beginningThursday, July 7 through Saturday, July 9 from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Citi Field prior to the games that night vs. the Washington Nationals. Fans donating 10 items or more of nonperishable nutritious food will receive a voucher for one pair of tickets to a select Mets home game in 2016.
Among the items most needed are: canned fruit, vegetables and proteins, plastic jars of peanut butter, packages of hot or cold cereal, and similar packaged foods. Items that will not be accepted are: unlabeled, expired, or dented cans; any open packaging; products that need to be refrigerated; or homemade products. The River Fund NY is a hunger-relief organization based in Richmond Hill, Queens.
WHEN: Thursday, July 7, Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mets personnel will be collecting food outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, Left Field Gate and Bullpen Plaza. Further details can be found at mets.com/fooddrive.
TWO-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE WARD ANDPOWER-PUNCHING COLOMBIAN ALEXANDER BRAND SET FORSATURDAY, AUGUST 6 SHOWDOWN ATORACLE ARENA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIATELEVISED LIVE ON HBO®
NEW YORK, NY (June 28, 2016) – Roc Nation Sports is pleased to announce that Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, August 6, to continue his conquest of the light heavyweight division when he takes on power-punching Colombian Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Ward and Brand were slated to face each other last November on the pay-per-view undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez, but a leg injury forced Ward to withdraw from participation in the event.
Tickets priced at $300, $120, $90, $60 and $30, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Tuesday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m. PT and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Ward vs. Brand is a 12-round fight presented by Roc Nation Sports and sponsored by Corona Extra, the motion picture HANDS OF STONE: The True Story of Roberto Duran,Corporate Travel Management Solutions (ctms) and The Clorox Company, supporting the Bay Area Community for over 100 years.
“We can get it on, right now,” said Ward. “August 6th, I will be ready, so come out to Oracle Arena or tune in live on HBO. Don’t miss it.”
“It will be a great honor to face Andre Ward on August 6 and better yet in his own backyard,” said Brand. “Fighting somebody with such an illustrious career, facing a guy that perhaps hasn’t lost a round in his entire life, is even more thrilling. We were set to face each other last November, but he was forced to pull out of the fight with an injury. Now the time has come to fight him and I can’t wait to derail his future plans. I’ll work hard to spoil them.”
“Andre Ward’s quest to become the best light heavyweight on the planet and boxing’s number one pound-for-pound fighter continues on August 6,” said David Itskowitch, COO of Boxing Roc Nation Sports. “Alexander Brand has been waiting for this fight since last year and we have no doubt he is going to enter the ring hungry for a huge victory. There’s a lot on the line in this fight for Andre who knows he can’t look past Brand towards a much discussed clash with Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey Kovalev.”
“Undefeated for the last two decades, technically brilliant and the last American man to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing, Andre Ward is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world,” said Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President, HBO Sports. “On August 6th, Andre continues his move up in weight to campaign in the 175-pound division against challenger Alexander Brand in front a hometown crowd at the Oracle.”
Known for his strong character and integrity outside the ring and his warrior’s instinct inside it, 32 year-old Andre Ward’s skill and talent were apparent early in his outstanding amateur career. He racked up every title in the books, culminating in a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. As the only male American boxer to claim Olympic gold in the past
decade, Ward joined the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya. He turned professional on December 18, 2004, scoring a second round technical knockout victory over Chris Molina at Staples Center in a fight that was televised live on HBO. He has gone on to rack up 27 more victories since then, building an ever-growing legion of fans in the process. After becoming the Ring Magazine and WBA Super Middleweight World Champion, rising to the number two spot on the pound-for-pound list and winning the 2011 Fighter of the Year Award (ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America), it was announced that Ward signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Roc Nation Sports in January 2015, opening a new chapter in his storied boxing career. The Bay Area product returned to the ring on June 20, 2015 at the Oracle Arena in front of his hometown fans in Oakland, California and scored a ninth-round knockout over Paul Smith, continuing his unbeaten streak which dates back to when he was a 12-year-old amateur. In his most recent fight on March 26, 2016, Ward made his highly publicized 175-pound debut against Cuba’s undefeated and IBF number one rated light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera in front of frenzied crowd at Oracle Arena that including luminaries such as Michael B. Jordan, Stephen Curry, Marshawn Lynch and Draymond Green. Ward expertly managed the fight and began to unravel his opponent in the third round when he caught Barrera with a counter left hook, dropping him to the canvas. The rest was a routine victory for Ward, who scored a dominating dispatch of Barrera by way of unanimous decision after 12 rounds. Ward looks forward to a formidable challenge in Brand who is now the only obstacle in the way of his anticipated showdown against Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey Kovalev in the fall.
Bogota, Colombia native Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) turned professional at the relatively late age of 32 following a long and accomplished amateur career that saw him tally over 400 wins. He burst on to the professional scene in 2009, scoring knockout wins in his first 12 fights and winning 15 of his first 17 bouts inside the distance. His first and only professional setback came via an eight-round split decision loss to current WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Badou Jack in a 2012 fight that many ringside observers thought Brand had won. Since that fight, Brand has passed every ring test with flying colors, notching eight consecutive victories. In his last bout, Brand faced the sternest test of his career since the Jack fight when he fought a favored, undefeated and highly touted light heavyweight Medzhid Bektemirov on December 5, 2015 at Osceola Heritage Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Brand weathered an early Bektemirov blitz, including recovering from a first round knockdown, and notched a 10-round split decision victory by the scores of 98-91, 98-91 and 94-95. The 39 year-old Brand, who has held several regional title including the WBC Latino Super Middleweight and the WBC Silver Interim Super Middleweight Championships, will be looking to pull off another upset on August 6 and thrust himself into light heavyweight title contention.
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ABOUT ROC NATION SPORTS
Roc Nation Sports, a sub-division of Roc Nation, launched in spring 2013. Founder Shawn "JAY Z" Carter's love of sports led to the natural formation of Roc Nations Sports, supporting athletes in the same way Roc Nation has been working alongside and advocating for artists in the music industry for years. Roc Nation Sports focuses on elevating athletes' career on a global scale both on and off the field. Roc Nation Sports conceptualizes and executes marketing and endorsement deals, community outreach, charitable tie-ins, media relations and brand strategy. Roc Nation Sports launched its boxing division, a full service promotional company which represents Five-Time World Champion Miguel Cotto and Two-Time World Champion Andre Ward, in August 2014. Roc Nation Sports' roster includes premiere athletes such as Robinson Cano, Skylar Diggins, Kevin Durant, Geno Smith, Victor Cruz, CC Sabathia, James Young, Dez Bryant, Ndamukong Suh, Rusney Castillo, Yoenis Cespedes, Jaelen Strong, Todd Gurley, Wilson Chandler, Erick Aybar, Justise Winslow, Willie Cauley-Stein, Jerome Boateng, Miguel Sano, CJ Prosise, Ronnie Stanley, Henry Ellenson, Caris LeVert and Mike Gbinije.
ABOUT ORACLE ARENA & OAKLAND ALAMEDA COLISEUM:
Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda Coliseum, managed by AEG Facilities, are the premiere sports and entertainment complexes in Northern California. These facilities are home to the 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, MLB’s Oakland Athletics, as well as host to concerts, family shows and special events. Additional information on Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda Coliseum, including a complete schedule of events can be found on our mobile app available on the app store for fee and online at www.oraclearena.com