Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Bryan Fieders, center, discusses the dangers of illegal fireworks taking place on 4th of July during Pasadena’s annual Fourth of July public safety message at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 27 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian, left, and Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Bryan Fieders during Pasadena’s annual 4th of July public safety message at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena Police Corporal Cristian Allen translates in Spanish Pasadena’s 4th of July public safety message, at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. “No Fireworks in Pasadena” a sign posted on Pasadena’s fire trucks during the Pasadena’s Fourth of July public safety message at the Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Firefighters apply Phos-Chek around the Arroyo at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Firefighters prepare for the application of Phos-Chek around the Arroyo at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * ‹› Public Safety Officials Spray Fire Retardant Along Arroyo Seco as Fireworks Calls Spike by 700 percent By BRIAN DAY and EDDIE RIVERA | Photography by JAMES CARBONE Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 5:32 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Officials set out to douse Pasadena’s high fire danger areas with Phos-chek Wednesday as police and fire officials warned of a seven-fold increase in calls regarding illegal fireworks use in the city.The traditional AmericaFest Independence Day fireworks show at the Rose Bowl has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But illegal fireworks use has rocketed to unprecedented levels, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez said.“We are absolutely seeing an increase across this country in the use of fireworks, and not just regular fireworks. We are seeing an increase in dangerous fireworks… the M-80s,” he said.Perez warned that both police officers and firefighters were on the lookout for fireworks.“We will be enforcing our ordinance,” he said. “The ordinance has up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.”Should things get out of hand, additional charges such as arson or endangering children are possible, the chief added.Property owners may be cited for allowing fireworks to be used on their properties, and citations can be issued even if the fireworks have already been ignited before officials arrive, Perez said. Authorities have issued 20 fireworks citations and seized almost 300 pounds of celebratory explosives so far this year.“It’s going to be important for all of us to take care of one another, to be one community, to ensure that we know what the laws are, and we know what we should be doing as community members,” Perez said.In another Pasadena tradition, firefighters set out to spray the fire-retardant chemical Phos-chek around the Arroyo Seco and other areas of high fire concern.“It’s that bread red substance that comes out of airplanes during wildland fires,” he explained. “It is an environmentally-, pet-friendly substance that we spray on some of our wildland brush areas to try to prevent the ignition from fireworks or other ambers that may ignite it.”“Now some of us will say, ‘Wait a minute. The Rose Bowl isn’t having their traditional fireworks celebration.’” Frieders said. “As the chief alluded to, there’s been a 700 percent increase in calls for service for fireworks. We know that they exist just because the 4th of July isn’t happening at the Rose bowl doesn’t mean that fireworks aren’t a threat to our community. And that’s why we continue to move forward.”Fire equipment will be a common sight in the city over the next few days, officials said.“You’ll see water tenders, you’ll see patrols, you’ll see fire trucks, you’ll see firefighters along with our law enforcement and health partners,” Frieders said. Their goal is “to try to minimize the exposure, not only to COVID-19, but also these catastrophic wildfires. For the past several years, we’ve seen the effects of wildfires in communities. We’ve seen the devastation. We’ve seen the death. This press conference today is all about preventing that.”He also reminded homeowners that proper vegetation clearance can make all the difference should a fire break out nearby.In addition to fireworks, this year’s Independence Day weekend presents another danger: the novel coronavirus.With a “dramatic increase” in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout Pasadena, L.A. County and California, “We are seriously concerned that unless there is an immediate change in the way people are conducting business and socializing, local hospitals will be overwhelmed in the coming weeks,” Pasadena Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Gho said.“Our data show that the increase in Pasadena cases is largely due to individuals and families venturing out with other households, having social gatherings or not being able, for various reasons, to maintain quarantine or isolation requirements,” she said.Many people appear to think that since businesses have begun reopening with health protocols in place, there is no longer a need to stay at home, according to the health director. “This is not the case. COVID-19 is still here, and the risk to all of us is real. Stay home, except for essential needs, and follow public health protocols.”“This weekend, to celebrate the 4th of July holiday, we are asking that you make the best choice for your health and the health of those around you,” Gho said. “Please do not attend parties or gatherings with your families or family or friends, and do not get together with anyone who does not live in your house.” Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News HerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty Firefighters prepare for the application of Phos-Chek around the Arroyo at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, a Public Health Director, gives an up-date on the Covid-19 pandemic during the Pasadena’s 4th of July public safety message at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena Police Chief John Perez and Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Bryan Fieders during the Pasadena’s 4th of July public safety message, followed by the Pasadena Fire Departments application of Phos-Chek around the Arroyo at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 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Gilthead sea bream (Sparus auratus) and European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) expressed sequence tags: Characterization, tissue-specific expression and gene markers
The gilthead sea bream. Sparus auratus, and the European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, are two of the most important marine species cultivated in Southern Europe. This study aimed at increasing genomic resources for the two species and produced and annotated two sets of 30,000 expressed sequence tags (EST) each from 14 normalized tissue-specific cDNA libraries from sea bream and sea bass. Clustering and assembly of the ESTs formed 5268 contigs and 12,928 singletons for sea bream and 4573 contigs and 13,143 singletons for sea bass, representing 18,196 and 17,716 putative unigenes, respectively. Assuming a similar number of genes in sea bass, sea bream and in the model fish Gasterosteus aculeatus genomes, it was estimated that approximately two thirds of the sea bream and the sea bass transcriptomes were covered by the unigene collections. BLAST sequence similarity searches (using a cut off of e-value <10(-5)) against fully the curated SwissProt (and TrEMBL) databases produced matches of 28%(37%) and 43%(53%) of the sea bream and sea bass unigene datasets respectively, allowing some putative designation of function. A comparative approach is described using human Ensembl peptide ID homolog's for functional annotation, which increased the number of unigenes with GO terms assigned and resulted in more GO terms assigned per unigene. This allowed the identification of tissue-specific genes using enrichment analysis for GO pathways and protein domains. The comparative annotation approach represents a good strategy for transferring more relevant biological information from highly studied species to genomic resource poorer species. It was possible to confirm by interspecies mRNA-to-genomic alignments 25 and 21 alternative splice events in sea bream and sea bass genes, respectively. Even using normalized cDNA from relatively few pooled individuals it was possible to identify 1145 SNPs and 1748 microsatellites loci for genetic marker development.
Rene Meulensteen has pleaded with Fulham fans to stick with his relegation-threatened side, insisting togetherness is the only way they will get out of the “mess” they are in. “No, no, no – that is why fans are called supporters and that is what we need. “I think they’ve been absolutely brilliant so far and even today you heard a little bit [of frustration] but it was not over excessive. “I think everybody can see that we have been a team that has not got the results that we wanted, therefore we have slipped into the position that we’re in and we’re trying ever so hard to get out of it. “But there is not a sort of a direct sort of solution and hopefully the new players can help us fix it.” Despite being at “rock bottom”, Meulensteen is hopeful the deadline-day additions of players like Kostas Mitroglou, John Heitinga and Lewis Holtby could help turn around Fulham’s fortunes. The bookmakers do not share that optimism, though, making the west Londoners overwhelming favourites for relegation. “We know it is going to be difficult,” Meulensteen said. “We know we have 14 games ahead of us and need to really start to get our act together sooner rather than later. “Against Sheffield United you were hoping just to breathe some confidence back into the group, with a great opportunity to get into the next round of the FA Cup. “But it is another blow and another knock you take on the chin. But, with all the optimism I have, we have to keep working hard and we need to get out of it.” While it is all doom and gloom at Craven Cottage, relegation-threatened United head into this weekend’s vital clash with Shrewsbury with renewed confidence. No player needed that boost more than Shaun Miller, whose goal in the dying seconds was his first since suffering a potentially career-threatening knee injury 14 months ago. Blades manager Nigel Clough hopes the header can act as a turning point for the 26-year-old forward, who was quick to dedicate his goal to his new baby. “It was an unbelievable feeling to get a goal in the last minute to send us through,” Miller told Blades Player. “The lads were fantastic for not only 90 minutes but the full 120, as well as the previous 90 minutes at Bramall Lane. “It was a fantastic team performance and to top it off with a goal for my little son, who was born a few weeks ago, was fantastic.” Having fought the tube strike and miserable weather to get there, Fulham fans let their frustrations known at the insipid display – highlighted when Hugo Rodallega was jeered off the field when substituted in the second half. The Colombia international appeared to take the reception personally as he sat head-in-hands on the bench – an incident Meulensteen downplayed, preferring to focus on keeping together. “The staff, players and fans are all not happy with this situation as it is,” Meulensteen said. “That is normal, that is frustration. “The most important thing is that we don’t lose the togetherness because that is the only way we’re going to get out of this mess. “If you start falling apart, then you have an even bigger problem and that is what cannot happen. “The most important message to the fans is to not add to the problems we already have, but to be part of the solution and make sure you keep sticking together, keep supporting the team and players most importantly. “As soon as the players really start to feel that [pressure], then it is an even bigger problem so this is the time when we need the fans the most. “It is always easy when everything goes hunky-dory and fans are jumping up and down because things are going well. Press Association The west Londoners languish four points adrift of safety at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League with just 14 matches remaining, including this weekend’s trip to Manchester United. It is a match they head into having reached what Meulensteen admitted was “rock bottom” after seeing his side fall to a 1-0 extra-time defeat to embattled League One side Sheffield United in Tuesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay.
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20 August 2008 MeritDu Toit, though, told reporters: “I don’t want anything free. For me it was important to actually qualify on merit. Now that she has achieved that goal, Du Toit will no doubt quietly set her sights on winning a medal at London in 2012. Du Toit booked her place in the Olympic Games by finishing fourth – just five seconds behind the winner, Larisa Ilchenko of Russia – in the 10-kilometre event at the World Open Water Swimming Championships in Seville in May. Du Toit had her left leg amputated below the knee after a motorcycle accident in 2001. At the time, she was one of South Africa’s leading swimmers and had narrowly failed to qualify for the Olympic Games in Sydney the previous year. The South African’s disappointment with her Olympic result reflects her mindset, which doesn’t allow her to consider herself as someone with a disability; because she competes against able-bodied athletes, no allowances are made for her disability. Johannesburg-born Keri-Anne Payne, a three-time winner of the Midmar Mile and the silver medallist in Beijing, called Du Toit “incredibly strong” and “an amazing role model”. GoalWithin a few months of leaving hospital she was back in the swimming pool, always with the goal of swimming in the Olympic Games, something which she had wanted to do since the age of six. “I’ve gone out there, I’ve done my best. I’ve still got the Paralympics (next month), so I still have to keep focused. I could only do that on the day, and that was my best.” After Wednesday’s race she confirmed she would be aiming to qualify for the Olympics again. It seems as if she has been around for ever, but Du Toit is 24 years of age and 28 years of age, which she will be four years from now, is a good age for a long-distance swimmer. Top fiveAfter the amazing result in Spain, Du Toit was hoping for at least a top-five finish in Beijing. She stuck close to the leaders for most of the race, but fell off the pace near the end to finish in 16th place, this time more than a minute behind Ilchenko, who carried her form through to win Olympic gold. Positive messageFollowing her race in Beijing, Du Toit said she gave it her all. As she has done throughout her career, she provided a positive message by encouraging all people – able-bodied and disabled – to work hard, set goals, and never give up. Reflecting on making it to the Olympic Games, she said: “You don’t have to be the champion. You don’t have to be the best. But if you reach that dream, that’s the realisation that’s important to you.” Bronze medallist Cassie Patten, third in the 2006 Midmar Mile, added: “It just shows what you can do if you put your mind to it.” The Beijing Paralympics start on 7 September, and Du Toit is sure to be one of the stars of the show; in 2004, in the Athens Paralympics, she won five gold medals, with four of her victories coming in world record time. Natalie du Toit made history when she took to the water in the women’s 10-kilometre open water swim at the Olympic Games in Beijing on Wednesday. The South African became the first amputee, along with Polish table tennis player Natalia Partyka, to take on able-bodied athletes in the biggest sporting event of them all. The race winner, Larisa Ilchenko, told a press conference: “”I’d go so far as to award her a separate medal. I have enormous respect for her. It is exceedingly hard. Just looking at these people inspires you.” Her favourite saying, which can be found on her website, reads: In Partyka’s case, her right arm ends just below the elbow, but she plays left-handed. In Du Toit’s case, she is missing her left leg below the knee and must thus do without the propulsion that the left leg provides other swimming competitors with. “The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals; The tragedy of life lies in not having goals to reach for. It is not a disgrace not to reach for the stars, But it is a disgrace not to have stars to reach for.” PraiseThe other open water competitors were full of praise for South Africa’s flagbearer. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
24 November 2008After narrow victories over Wales and Scotland, the Springboks were expected to be pushed hard by England in their final test of the year on Saturday. As it happened, South Africa saved their best for last, crushing England 42-6 to hand them their biggest loss ever at Twickenham.The victory was built on a stubborn hard-hitting defence and opportunistic counter-attacking with a sharp edge.Captain John Smit said afterwards that South Africa won the battle of the advantage line: when the Boks had the ball they dented the line, while England were knocked backwards when they had the ball.Committed and ferociousThe image of England retaining possession but losing territory is one that will remain from the test; time after time they were repulsed by committed and ferocious gang tackling which earned the Springboks the upper hand at the collisions.England did well to force a number of turnovers – probably the area of South Africa’s game that was most concerning – but they were unable to do much with the ball they won because of the Boks’ fierce tackling.When England managed to get close to the South African tryline some outstanding defence stopped them crossing the whitewash; Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha came up with two of the best stops of the game, with England looking odds-on to score on both occasions.Attacking defenceA number of tries resulted from defence – attacking defence – as the Springboks ran in five tries to nil.Meanwhile, the experiment of converting Ruan Pienaar from scrumhalf to flyhalf proved to be an outstanding success. He performed well in all three of the Springboks’ tests on their tour and was very impressive at Twickenham.The suggestion by former Brumbies and Wallabies coach that Pienaar reminds him of Australian legend Stephen Larkham looks as if it could be accurate.Kick offEngland started the game with a grubber from the kick off. Schalk Burger managed to gather the ball, but the Springboks were penalised for going off their feet at the breakdown. Danny Cipriani stepped up and slotted the penalty to give the home team a 3-0 lead in the first minute.When Conrad Jantjes kicked off for the Boks, his kick went directly into touch. From the resulting scrum on the halfway line South Africa were penalised. After the unconvincing showings of the previous two weeks, Springbok supporters could have been forgiven for thinking it was going to be “one of those days”. However, the SA ship was soon righted.LevelCaptain Smit forced a penalty at a ruck by staying on his feet as he tried to win the ball while England held onto possession. Ruan Pienaar took a kick at goal and struck it sweetly to pull South Africa level at 3-3.The early scrums were a mess and after nine minutes referee Nigel Owens penalised the Boks at a set piece. England flyhalf Cipriani attempted a penalty from 49 metres out, but was short of the uprights.There was a heart-in-mouth moment for South African fans when Jantjes had a kick charged down inside the SA 22. Bryan Habana raced back to gather the ball, but conceded a five-metre scrum to the England.First tryFour minutes later the Springboks had turned defence into attack and forced a scrum near the England tryline. Pienaar made a half-break to force England onto the back foot. Then, when the ball was moved inside, Danie Rossouw ran onto it at pace, fought his way through three would-be tacklers and crashed over near the posts for the first try of the match.Pienaar knocked over the easy conversion to put the Springboks seven points clear at 10-3.The flyhalf was then solely responsible for South Africa’s next try when he charged down a kick by Cipriani, fielded the bouncing ball and ran through to score under the English uprights.His conversion increased the SA advantage to 17-3.Try-saving tackleThree minutes later England broke out after a swiftly taken penalty. Delon Armitage headed for the right hand corner, but Bakkies Botha with a superb effort and excellent cover defence, tackled him and forced the fullback to put a foot on the sideline only metres from the tryline as JP Pietersen arrived to assist him.Pienaar knocked over another penalty to put South Africa 20-3 ahead, but Cipriani answered with one for England to make the score 20-6.Tendai “The Beast” Mtawarira was yellow-carded 10 minutes from the break for going off his feet at a ruck, leaving South Africa to play most of the rest of the half with only 14 men. England, though, could not take advantage of their numerical superiority.After the break England worked their way up to the South African tryline, but Victor Matfield made an outstanding tackle to turn back the English charge less than a metre short of the line.Sharp blowShortly afterwards the Boks struck a sharp blow in response to England’s attacking efforts. JP Pietersen made an incision into the England backline with a nice run before offloading to Adrian Jacobs who, with a sharp change of direction, wrong-footed Armitage and then held off the covering Paul Sackey to crash over for South Africa’s third try.Pienaar slotted the conversion to move South Africa into a 27-6 lead.Once again England worked their way up the field, but South Africa’s defence was stubborn and Bryan Habana stopped the home team in their tracks with an outstanding and powerful tackle.30 points upAfter an hour Jaque Fourie, on as a substitute, won SA a penalty and Pienaar made it 30-6.For the second time in the contest South Africa were reduced to 14 men when referee Owens deemed Jantjes guilty of obstruction as England sought a way through the stubborn Springbok defence. It appeared to be a dubious decision with replays indicating that Jantjes had merely stood his ground after the ball had been chipped over his head.With less than 10 minutes to go Francois Steyn almost created a fourth try for SA with a neat break. Habana was up in support and offloaded to Jean de Villiers, but he was brought down just short of the tryline.Fourth trySpringbok determination and doggedness was underlined four minutes from time when they once again blunted an England attack and turned the ball over. Steyn punted far downfield and Fourie chased. He arrived at the ball fractionally after Paul Sackey, but wrestled the ball from the England winger.Delon Armitage raced back to tackle Fourie, but he handed off the fullback, stumbled to his knees, regained his feet and ran through for South Africa’s fourth five-pointer. Steyn, whose kick had started the try-scoring movement, knocked over the conversion to extend the South African lead to 37-6.Habana scoresWith time running out the Springboks were awarded a free-kick, which they quickly moved wide. Good hands gave Habana some space and he dived over for Boks’ fifth try.Steyn was wide with the attempted conversion, but when the final whistle sounded straight after that South Africa had ended their three-match tour of the United Kingdom with a record 42-6 victory over England.Ironically, it was the same margin of victory as the Springboks achieved over the English in pool play at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, when they won 36-0.While most of England’s fans quietly left Twickenham, the Boks did a victory lap of the stadium, cheered on by the many South African fans in attendance.Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Chris Briley and Phil Kaplan are architects in southern Maine. They are smart, talented, funny, and they are go-getters. Chris and Phil began podcasting a couple of years ago on iTunes. One of our contributing editors, Scott Gibson, pointed them out to us, and we asked them to podcast on GBA.Yes, at first we were skeptical about a couple of architects talking about building science, but these guys get it. They also have great guests, pick timely topics, and are excellent cocktail-mixers. And for that, GBA is pleased to announce their addition to the masthead as contributing editors.Allison Bailes is a blogger with a PhD. His experience as a high school teacher and university physics professor serve him well in describing building science issues to regular folks like me. But writing 300+ articles in two years for his Energy Vanguard blog is not his day job — being an Energy Vanguard is. Allison is a building science trainer, speaker, writer, and consultant. His company, Energy Vanguard designs mechanical systems and is a HERS proivider.Allison, located in Decatur, Georgia, joins two others on the climate zone 3 section of the masthead — Michael Chandler (a builder) and the inimitable Carl Seville (a former remodeler, current consultant, and curmudgeon). We are very happy to finally have an HVAC guy on our team.As I told Chris, Phil, and Allison, most of what being on the masthead means is that you promise to answer the phone if you see us on caller ID. But really it means being incessant in your enthusiasm for promoting better design, remodeling, and building.You can listen to all three of them chat on Chris and Phil’s _Green Architects’ Lounge_ podcast , where Allison broke the news to Chris and Phil that had been ‘made.’Please welcome these guys to the GBA Team.
India’s Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze.Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the other weightlifters made heavy weather of it.Dey, who won a silver behind Hamizan Aminul Ibrahim in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago with a total of 252 kg, ended up here with a total weight of 248 kg, leaving Malaysia’s ZMD Pisol with the silver and teammate Mali with the bronze with a total weight of 244.Incidentally, Srinivasa Rao, who won the bronze in Delhi, lifted 248 kg.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2014 – While the Provo International Airport is coping with the crash and emergency landings on the tarmac, the building and premises is now being rushed to completion as the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority prepares for its official opening on the new terminal next week; just a few days before 2015 begins. The airport terminal which is now done with phase one of the redevelopment which started in late 2012 was touted to cost $10 million to expected to expand the terminal building from 51,462 to 92,321 square feet to accommodate around 500 thousand passengers annually. The transformed site boasts a contoured open air terminal, the country’s first flight information display system, domestic curbside check in and a dual level international departure lounge. These changes and the investment have not escaped criticisms though as some feel they cannot see where the money went, and others believe the expanded structure is already too small to accommodate the remarkable growth in tourism for the country. In Summer 2012 it was explained that the third and final phase will include the domestic departures and arrivals area, completion of car park and aesthetics, including water features. The Providenciales International Airport opening is set for December 29th, 2014. Related Items:official opening, provo international airport, Tciaa, turks and caicos airport authority Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Recommended for you