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7 posts from July 2013

07/06/2013

Airport Update: Mayor Lee's Statement on Asiana Airlines Crash at SFO

Sfo2013Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on this morning’s airline incident involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport (SFO):

“On behalf of the people of San Francisco, I would like to offer my thoughts and prayers to those affected by the airline accident this morning involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214 from South Korea. We are deeply saddened by this incident, and our hearts are with the friends and families of all those affected who are here in our City, in the Republic of Korea, in the People’s Republic of China and those around the world. I have contacted the Consulates of China and Korea to offer our City’s sympathy and support. I have offered the full resources of our Airport and our public safety agencies to the National Transportation Safety Board as they thoroughly investigate this incident. The passengers and their families remain our first priority, and we will continue to provide them with the support they need.”

For more information about the status of the SFO  Airport visit the SFO website (or SFO on twitter )

Asiana Airline has also issued the following statement - (via google+)

07/05/2013

America's Cup: San Francisco Welcomes the Vuitton Cup Competition

America's Cup: San Francisco Welcomes the Vuitton Cup CompetitionThe Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, is used as the selection series to determine who will race the Defender in the America’s Cup Finals. Scheduled for July 4 – September 1, 2013 on the San Francisco Bay, the Louis Vuitton Cup will see challengers from around the globe battle each other in a knockout series for the opportunity to compete for the America’s Cup.

Significantly, 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the first Louis Vuitton Cup, which took place in Newport, Rhode Island in 1983. It was an auspicious debut, as the winner of the first Louis Vuitton Cup, Australia II, went on to become the first challenger in the 132-history of the America’s Cup to beat the defender and take the Cup from the United States. Read more.