The Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Boeing 747-168B, registration HZ-AIH, was due to operate the first leg of a scheduled international Delhi–Dhahran–Jeddah passenger service as Flight 763 (SVA763) with 312 occupants on board; the Kazakhstan Airlines Ilyushin Il-76TD, registration UN-76435, was on a charter service from Chimkent to Delhi as KZA1907. SVA763 departed Delhi at 18:32 local time. KZA1907 was, at the same time, descending to land at Delhi. Both flights were controlled by approach controller VK Dutta. The crew of SVA763 consisted of Captain Khalid Al Shubaily, First Officer Nazir Khan, and Flight Engineer Edris. On KZA1907, Gennadi Cherepanov served as the pilot and Egor Repp served as the radio operator.
The station opened on April 22, 1978, and is one of the original five stations on the LRT system.
In 2013, ETS began to replace the platform at the station. Temporary platforms will be built at either end of the station while the new platform is built.
In 2008, the City initiated a transit-oriented development (TOD) study in the area surrounding the station. The TOD would develop and improve the commercial and residential areas within walking distance (400–800 meters) of the station. In 2012, the City Council tabled the project due to costs, but in early 2014 said it was still interested in exploring a TOD.
The station has a 125 metre long centre loading platform that can accommodate two five-car LRT trains at the same time, with one train on each side of the platform. The platform is just under eight metres wide, which is narrow by current Edmonton LRT design guidelines. 468 parking spaces are available to commuters at the station.
STADIUM (Software for Transport and Degradation In Unsaturated Materials) is a concrete service life prediction method which uses finite element software in conjunction with certified lab testing to determine the service life of exposed reinforced concrete.
STADIUM was originally developed in the late 1990s for in-house use by SIMCO Technologies, then an engineering firm specialised in the aging of concrete structures. STADIUM uses time-step finite element analysis to simulate the progress of harmful ions (including chloride, sulphate, and hydroxide) through concrete, by considering the chemical and physical properties of the concrete being analysed.
As the US Navy needed a tool to accurately predict the degradation of waterfront concrete structures, SIMCO Technologies and its U.S. partner, the RJLee Group, were awarded Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) funds from the US Navy for a Phase I feasibility study in 2002. In 2003, Phase II funds were awarded to the team to fully integrate chloride ingress and corrosion initiation prediction in STADIUM. Several industrial partners also joined this effort: Lafarge, Holcim, Euclid, BASF, Sika, MMFX, and Grace Chemicals. The consortium was called SUMMA.
SaudiArabia cut ties with Iraq when it invaded Kuwait in 1990... He also said Saudi Arabia would provide Iraq with $1 billion in loans for development projects and a gift from KingSalman for a sports stadium to be built south of Baghdad. "We have started a new phase in relations between Iraq and Saudi Arabia," he said....
SaudiArabia would provide Iraq with $1 billion in loans for development projects, said Qasabi, plus $500 million to boost exports and a gift of a 100,000-seat sports stadium to be built on Baghdad's outskirts ... Iraq is caught in a tug-of-war over influence pitting Iran against the United States and Saudi Arabia....
The Saudi Consulate in Hong Kong has not responded to requests for comment ... The Saudi mission in Bangkok declined to comment on that case saying it was a family affair ... Women have been allowed to enter sports stadiums, vote in local elections, and take a greater role in the workforce as SaudiArabia tries to diversify its oil-dependent economy....