More candidates file for Skagway and Haines assembly races

first_imgLocal Government | Politics | SoutheastMore candidates file for Skagway and Haines assembly racesAugust 10, 2016 by Emily Files, KHNS-Haines Share:Skagway Assembly incumbent Tim Cochran Orion Hanson filed for two open seats on the Skagway Borough Assembly. (Greta Mart)Two candidates have filed for two open seats on the Skagway Borough Assembly. And one more candidate has filed for the assembly race in Haines.Outgoing Skagway Assemblyman Tim Cochran and newcomer Orion Hanson put their names in the running Wednesday.Cochran is a plant manager at Petro Marine Services who has served two terms on the assembly. His current three-year stint expires this year.The other seat opening in the fall is held by Assemblyman Spencer Morgan. Morgan has not declared candidacy at this point.Hanson is a general contractor and the current planning commission chair.This is Hanson’s first time running for assembly.If elected, then he would have to resign his seat on the planning commission.No Skagway candidates have filed for two open school board seats, which are currently held by Mark Smith and Darren Belisle.In Haines, two people also have filed for two open assembly seats.Local author Heather Lende put her name in the running Wednesday. Lende currently serves on the planning commission, but her term expires this year. She last sat on the assembly about 20 years ago, before borough consolidation.Incumbent Diana Lapham filed for re-election to the assembly. She is finishing up her first term, during which she also has served as deputy mayor.As for the Haines School Board race, longtime board member Sarah Swinton declared candidacy for one of two open seats.The filing deadline for both communities is next week. Skagway candidates have until Monday, Aug. 15 to declare their interest and Haines candidates have until Friday, Aug. 19. The municipal election takes place Oct. 4.Share this story:last_img read more

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That was My Year: Irish U19 Rugby player Conor Kelly

first_img Facebook That was My Year: Irish U19 Rugby player Conor Kelly By Siun Lennon – 2nd January 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Pinterest Home We Are Laois That was My Year: Irish U19 Rugby player Conor Kelly We Are Laois In Clontarf we finished 5th in the AIL, one spot outside of the Semi Final places, so that definitely would be something I would like to change Favourite moment of 2018 (apart from own personal activity)There was plenty of enjoyable moments on the rugby side of things, Leinster winning the Champions Cup and Pro14. Ireland winning the Grand Slam and more recently beating the All Blacks. For me, Johnny Sextons Drop Goal against France was probably the stand out moment. Worst moment of 2018?We lost the All Ireland U20 Fraser McMullen Cup final against Trinity. It was the first time Clontarf had ever made it to the final. That was pretty disappointing!Best learning experience of 2018?Getting to experience senior set ups for training sessions was a great learning experience, I spent a day in Carton House with the Irish Seniors in the build-up to their six nations game against Wales, their preparation and attention to detail very insightful.Conor Kelly of Leinster during the U18 Schools Interprovincial Series Round 3 between Ulster and Leinster at Methodist College, Belfast. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/SportsfileFuture What would be the one thing you would like to change in 2019?Ireland’s best ever finish at a Rugby World Cup.If you could attend any event in 2019 what would it be?For the year that’s in it I would love to attend the World Cup in Japan. I’m also a big fan of The Masters in Augusta, or else the Super Bowl, purely for entertainment reasons. What would you like to achieve in 2019? My main aim for 2019 would be to keep improving my own game and hopefully make the Irish u20 squad for the 6 Nations and Junior World Cup in Argentina and receive a contract on the back of that. Winning an AIL and U20 All Ireland with Clontarf would be very special. Also in college I would love to pass my civil engineering exams in UCD as well. Where do you hope to see yourself at the end of 2019? Hopefully to have an academy contract. What would be your own personal motto to see you through 2019?Not to have any regrets, give everything my best shot and not be left thinking ‘what could have been..’ or ‘what if…’SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Portlaoise AFC youngsters visit kids in Portlaoise Hospital Pinterest Facebook Twitter TAGSConor KellyThat was My Year center_img Council WhatsApp Community WhatsApp Community Twitter New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Conor Kelly of Ireland during the U-19 International Friendly match between Ireland and Japan at Energia Park in Donnybrook in 2018 In another ‘That was My Year’ interview we spoke to Conor Kelly, who was a member of the Ireland U19 squad and Leinster schools team.Conor spoke about his highlights of 2018, learning experiences and one thing he would like to change in 2019.What was your personal highlight of 2018?Two main highlights for me last season was making my AIL debut for Clontarf away against Young Munster and kicking a last-minute penalty to win by 2 points. Also playing for the Irish U19s against Japan last April 2018 is also something I am very proud of. Anything you would like to change from 2018? Previous article2018 Remembered – WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about recent suicide attempt in bid to help othersNext article2018 Remembered – A list of powerful GAA women operating in a man’s world Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ last_img read more

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Montreal rep fined $30,000

Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada IE Staff Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator The misconduct occurred when King was a registered representative with the Montreal branch of TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. King admitted that he twice confirmed in writing to one of his clients that the capital invested in the security ROC PREF III Corp. was guaranteed. He also admitted that he omitted to forward to his employer, the complaints lodged by two of his clients. As penalty, King agreed to pay $30,000 and $5,000 in costs. He is also subject to a nine-month period of strict supervision and must successfully complete the Conduct and Practices Handbook course within six months of the panel’s decision. IIROC formally initiated the investigation into King’s conduct in February 2011. He is still a registered representative at TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. Related news PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case BFI investors plead for firm’s sale The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has fined a Montreal broker $30,000 for his misconduct. On Dec. 12, 2012, an IIROC hearing panel of accepted a settlement agreement between IIROC staff and Bernard King. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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Toronto storm Canada’s second billion-dollar natural disaster of 2013

Related news In the U.S., it notes that three stretches of severe weather also impacted the U.S. in July, which caused combined economic and insured losses that are expected to reach hundreds of millions of dollars. “With the calendar turning into August, the focus in the United States begins to shift from tornadoes to hurricanes as we begin to enter the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season,” notes Steve Jakubowski, president of Impact Forecasting. “The U.S. remains in a record stretch without a major hurricane landfall (Category 3+), though recent history with Superstorm Sandy (2012), Hurricane Irene (2011) and Hurricane Ike (2008) shows that storms with weaker intensities can still cause catastrophic damage,” he adds. “Historical averages suggest that the U.S. is overdue for a major hurricane landfall, and we’ll watch to see what the rest of the 2013 season brings.” The report also notes that China suffered three stretches of severe rainfall in July, which killed more than 225 people and caused economic losses in excess of US$1.0 billion; an earthquake there killed at least 95 people, injured 2,840 others, damaged or destroyed 80,000 homes, and caused total economic losses of US$3.25 billion; and, three tropical cyclones affected Asia causing almost US$900 million in economic damages. New Brunswick law aims to change insurance coverage in cases of domestic violence James Langton Tories, Liberals promise help with green renovations Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Weather hitting P&C insurers: Fitch Keywords Property and casualty insurance Share this article and your comments with peers on social media The rainstorm that caused extensive flooding in Toronto last month resulted in Canada’s second economic loss of more than $1 billion this year, says a new report. According to Chicago-based Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe modeling division of reinsurance broker Aon plc, the record rainfall in Toronto resulted in the second billion-dollar natural disaster of 2013. The flooding in the Calgary area earlier in the year was the first big loss event. It says that total economic losses from the Toronto storm are estimated to approach $1.5 billion, with roughly half of that cost being covered by insurance ($750 million). read more

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Former RBC exec named chairwoman of infrastructure bank

first_img PenderFund names new SVP for investments CETFA elects new board leader Related news Fukakusa retired from her role as chief administrative officer and CFO with Royal Bank of Canada in January after a 31-year career at the bank. Read: RBC’s CFO to retire in early 2017 She will now have a role in selecting the remaining members of the board of directors that will oversee the agency’s operations, as well as the chief executive. The government plan to have the new agency up and running by the end of the year. Ottawa is planning to infuse the new institution with $35-billion hoping to pry three or four times that amount from the private sector for large-scale projects. But the projects have to generate revenue, meaning they would result in new toll roads or bridges where user fees finance the construction costs. The Liberals have faced questions about how much risk taxpayers will take on in projects that the bank funds, and how much independence the chief executive officer and the bank’s board will have in investment decisions. The government’s designs for the bank will give the ministers overseeing it the ability to approve or reject projects for funding. Cabinet will also be able to easily hire and fire the chief executive and board chair. A Senate committee report released Thursday called on the government to ensure the independence of the board by drawing on Canadian and international best practices in governance. The report also raises concerns that the bank could find itself in competition with other Crown corporations, despite testimony from government officials that no federal entity currently fills the role set out for the new agency. Private investors can’t access the investment tools the bank will use to help them jointly invest with the public sector on infrastructure projects, senators on the committee were told by both Infrastructure Canada and the bank’s transition office. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The federal government is hiring the former chief financial officer (CFO) at one of Canada’s largest banks to help oversee its new infrastructure-financing agency. Janice Fukakusa is being named the new chairwoman of the Canada infrastructure bank. center_img TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Keywords Appointments,  Infrastructure Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian Press last_img read more

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Luxury tastes growing for Canadians, especially for SUVs

first_imgTrending in Canada Trending Videos advertisement Aren’t we supposed to going smaller? Aren’t we supposed to be going electric? Aren’t we supposed to be, well, less like a bunch of kids in a candy store and more, I don’t know, responsible? Manufacturers surely hope not.RELATED ‹ Previous Next › Canadians bought 1.95 million vehicles last year; never were so few of them sedans, and never were so many of them from the luxury segment. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Want to hear a fun fact? In 1990, there were 65 light luxury truck models sold in Canada. In the luxury market, that accounted for 0.2 per cent. Point two. Now? They account for 60 per cent of that market, which, in 2016, meant 130,124 vehicles. These figures do not include full size pickups, nor Smart or Minis. It’s no surprise that SUVs and CUVs fill dealer’s showrooms and dominate our roads. Buyers can’t get enough of them, and manufacturers don’t just fill the segment with attractive options, they splinter existing segments and create new ones to wring every last incarnation out of a product line that never seems to get saturated. Dennis DesRosiers, of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, has devoted more time than usual to the phenomenon in his latest report. Luxury vehicles sales are exploding, and show no signs of stopping. “There was a day when high luxury passenger cars, like the BMW 7 Series, the Audi A8 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class accounted for over 40 per cent of luxury vehicle sales. Now they account for only 5.9 per cent of sales,” he reports. See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSLuxuryLifestyleLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesPeopleAB VolvoAcura MotorsAudi AGBMW 7 SeriesBMW AGCanadaCanadian DollarCars and Car DesignConsumer CyclicalsConsumer Products and ServicesCulture and LifestyleDennis DesRosiersDesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc.IndustriesLexus Motor CompanyLuxury and Exotic CarsLuxury Goods SectorMercedes-Benz International Inc.Mercedes-Benz S-ClassOldsmobile Motor CompanyOliverSedansUnited States First Drive: 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT RFirst, the impact of luxury sales on the market as a whole is growing at a rapid clip. In 1990, the luxury portion was 3.1 per cent of the market with 39,000 units sold. “In the following decade (2000) its share almost doubled to 5.9 per cent and 91,ooo units. By 2010 its share had increased to 9.0 per cent and 143,000 units. And the last two years it exceeded 200,000 units per year and for the first time reached 11.1 per cent of the Canadian market,” according to DesRosiers.There are many contributing factors. Low interest rates have helped shoehorn more people into more expensive cars, as have ridiculously extended loan periods. The Baby Boomers, and the huge bags of cash they’ve been sitting on, are cracking open the last of the great pensions and dipping into a too-hot-to-touch housing market. Money, money, everywhere. The demise of the full-sized sedan that once showcased good taste and perfectly fine utility has been replaced with a clamouring for the higher vantage point of a truck but the all the comforts of a well-appointed home. DesRosiers notes that the U.S. market is 20 times the size by volume of Canada’s, and vehicle pricing is often lower. When the dollar was closer to par a few years back, thousands of luxury vehicles were imported into Canada. At first blush, this would seem to indicate luxury sales here would falter. Instead, it’s a case of once you go luxury, you never go back. “Now that they own a luxury vehicle, most are unwilling to move back to a mass market vehicle,” says DesRosiers.The top sellers of the segment are BMW and Mercedes-Benz, followed by Audi, Lexus and Acura. Many badges are now stretching their reach beyond their high-end segments and venturing into mass market territory, snaring buyers who previously would have been unable to sit themselves behind the wheel of something sporting that cachet. Many of those who purchase or lease the high end rollers also turn them over rapidly, leaving behind rich secondary, tertiary and even more, fields.DesRosiers notes there is good life in more expensive rides. They tend to be better built and better maintained, he argues. Lifespan figures bear out his words: after 25 years, 7.1 per cent of mass market vehicles will still be on the road, compared to 21.8 per cent of luxury, 24.7 high luxury, 58.6 luxury sport and 22.4 luxury SUV. DesRosiers tosses in a brain teaser from 1990 that highlights this longevity issue. “Which brand led the luxury market in 1990? … Volvo was the number one luxury brand in Canada in the late 80s through to 1990s when both Cadillac and Oldsmobile finally outsold them.” You still see these Volvos on the road today.For consumers, it’s important to note that these aspirational buying habits can come with their own considerations. The people with all the coin buy them and often cast them aside in a few years. That may leave a lovely buffet for those of us striving to get out of our less thrilling mass market offerings, but the fact remains, more expensive cars, even if purchased for a bargain price, come with more expensive upkeep. Premium buyers demand, and get, the latest in technology and safety. The latest also means the least tested in many cases, and you really need to measure your tolerance for putting up with bugs or glitches. If my dealer says I have to leave my vehicle with them for a few days or a week until they can replicate the problem, can I live without my car? Will they give me a loaner if I’m not Daddy Warbucks? The report goes further into interesting points about fixed operations for the luxury brands. Dealerships need expensive stand-alones to be successful; if you’re about to shell out for a piece of high-end luxury, you don’t want to be rubbing shoulders with the great unwashed, apparently. Genesis, the upscale Hyundai brand, is facing this right now. The cars are stunning but it is cost prohibitive to develop boutique dealerships that showcase an upscale product that has yet to capture much percentage of the market.Forecasts are for sunny skies. DesRosiers sees sales of 300,000 luxury units by 2020 and 350,000 by 2025. Brands are increasing their bricks and mortar investment to capture the expanding lucrative aftermarket and service dollars, but the combination of the required glitz means steep buy-in from both brand and dealer principals.  Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Audi Q5  Handout / Audi We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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KPN chief claims industry needs 5G step-change

first_img KPN puts Ericsson in patent hotseat Home KPN chief claims industry needs 5G step-change Steve Costello LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: If 5G is an “incremental step” over 4G technology “we are going to fail”, Erik Hoving, CTO of Dutch operator KPN, warned this morning.“5G is going to ask different things from us as an operator, it’s going to give people different things. If you look at what the demand for 5G is, it’s capacity, but it’s also latency. There is never going to be a Google car driving if the latency isn’t solved, and latency isn’t going to be solved if we continue doing what we are doing today,” he continued.So far, the mobile industry has developed through “a huge amount of incremental steps that we all thought would bring a better world for our customers.  But at the end we have this huge spaghetti of core networks. And listen to the words – a core network. In any other industry, core would mean one,” the executive commented.“Everything we do needs to start with a picture of the future, which often our industry didn’t do. Our industry is extremely incrementally driven, because most of the companies are stock-market quoted, and the next quarter is the most important quarter,” Hoving observed.But, in the face of growing data demand, “there is no way we can step back from the incremental things,” he said. “You have to invest in your core network, you have to invest in your access, you will have to invest in frequencies, because the amount of data that is being consumed is exploding in our face.”“I thing 4G is going to be the horsepower for mobile data consumption for a long while. It’s going to be mixed with WiFi, definitely, and ultimately this will grow into 5G, but first we have to define exactly what 5G wil mean,” the executive continued.With this in mind, “we as an industry, and at KPN, have to simplify what we have first. Because it’s way complicated,” he said.“If we do not clean-out what we have today, in core networks and in IT, the back-end of our industry, some of our companies will collapse. Because there is no way you can continue with this IT shebang that we have. We have to first clean-out and virtualise,” Hoving argued.With many operators here at the event iterating that 2G networks are likely to have a long lifespan, the KPN technology head was especially critical of its younger brother, 3G.“Basically, 3G is a very mediocre solution. 2G is a voice-centric solution. 3G was from a technology perspective a half-baked data solution. And we rolled it out again incrementally,” he said. Author Tags Previous ArticleAppy Pie launches build-your-own-app platform for amateursNext ArticleFrench regulator to review Iliad-Orange roaming agreement – report KPN snubs two takeover approaches AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 JUN 2015 KPN in line for $15B takeover bid Related Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more KPNlast_img read more

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Supermacs welcome ruling stopping McDonalds trademarking ‘Mc’

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme The boss of Supermacs says he’s ‘delighted’ with an EU ruling which stops McDonalds from trademarking the ‘Mc’ prefix.An assessment found McDonalds can only trademark it in relation to its chicken nuggets and on some sandwiches.It’s the second time Supermacs has been successful in a legal challenge against the fast food giant, after winning a challenge to have the Big Mac trademark cancelled earlier this year.Managing Director Pat McDonagh says it’s a victory for small businesses:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/mcdonagh9am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleLough Swilly RNLI launched after EPIRB signal activated at Mulroy BayNext articleFinn Harps U15s finish fourth at Dublin Cup News Highland Supermacs welcome ruling stopping McDonalds trademarking ‘Mc’ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – August 6, 2019 Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

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People in Donegal urged to continue to stick to health guidelines

first_img People in Donegal urged to continue to stick to health guidelines Previous articleTánaiste accuses Sinn Fein of ‘reheating old political controversy’Next articleHalford’s announces closure of Letterkenny store News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic An Garda Síochána, the HSE and Donegal County Council are appealing to people in the county to stay home and stay safe as we continue to drive Covid-19 down.The three agencies, as part of the North Western Major Emergency Management Group, are reminding the public to do what you can to help save lives.In the last 14 days up to January 19th, 1,894 new cases have been confirmed in Donegal and with the 14 day incidence rate standing at 1,189.8 per 100,0000 of the population.Dr Anthony Breslin, Director of Public Health North West says while cases are beginning to decrease, they are doing so more slowly than they would like. He’s warning the disease can be serious to all ages.Meanwhile, Seán Murphy, General Manager Letterkenny University Hospital says COVID-19 ICU and hospitalisation numbers are of critical concern in light of the ongoing number of cases being diagnosed in the community.An Garda Síochána is reminding the public that it continues to conduct static and mobile checkpoints, as well as high visibility patrolling focused on non-essential travel.The Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, John McLaughlin is urging everyone to stick with the well-known public health measures that have proven to work before.Statement in full:An Garda Síochána, the HSE and Donegal County Council are appealing to the public to stay home and stay safe as we continue to drive this virus down in our community.The three agencies, as part of the North Western Major Emergency Management Group, are reminding the public to please do what you can to help save lives. Each and every person’s effort in this regard counts.In the last 14 days to the 19th of January there were:· 1,894 new positive cases in Donegal· 1,189.8 cases of Covid-19 per 100,0000 of the population is the 14-Day incidence rate in Donegal.While this is a decrease, the reduction is happening slowly.An Garda Síochána is reminding the public that it continues to conduct static and mobile checkpoints, as well as high visibility patrolling focused on non-essential travel in support of this Stay Home/Stay Safe message.An Garda Síochána has been consistent in its graduated policing response to supporting Public Health Regulations, which has seen Gardaí engage, explain, encourage and, as a last resort, enforce.Where a person is found to have breached the travel restrictions and that person does not comply with a direction, An Garda Síochána can issue a €100 fine.According to Dr Anthony Breslin, Director of Public Health North West, “Cases are beginning to decrease in Donegal but slowly and more slowly than we would like. People need to recognise that because there is increased infection in the community their risk of getting the virus is higher than it was last autumn.Therefore we cannot get away with a casual approach to the virus. Also more people have ended up in hospital and more in ICU so the disease can be serious to all ages”.Seán Murphy, General Manager Letterkenny University Hospital stated, “COVID-19 ICU and hospitalisation numbers are of critical concern to us in light of the ongoing number of cases being diagnosed in the community. I would urge everyone to follow public health advice to stay at home, other than for essential reasons, the more we can drive down the spread of COVID-19 and minimise the impact on vital healthcare services, patients and frontline workers.”Chairperson of the Major Emergency Management Group, Chief Supt Terry McGinn of the Donegal Garda Division said, “An Garda Síochána has seen overwhelming public support for Public Health Guidelines and Regulations. The vast majority of people continue to comply with public health guidance at great sacrifice and we thank them for that. We must continue to stay the course.”Before getting in the car consider whether your journey is essential? Reduce the amount of people you meet. When taking exercise do so within 5km of home. This 5km zone includes the distance travelled to a location to exercise”.Chief Supt McGinn said, “We know it is particularly difficult for those who feel vulnerable or isolated. An Garda Síochána are here to help, whether that involves collecting prescriptions or doing shopping. If you need help or know someone who does, please contact your local Garda station”.The Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Mr John McLaughlin said “Donegal County Council are very concerned about the surge in cases over the past month and the impact this is having on people and their families and the consequences for our hospitals and healthcare system. The slight flattening of the daily figures in Donegal in recent days is encouraging but the Council asks everyone to stick with the well-known public health measures that have proven to work before. This is especially important in the coming two weeks – stay at home where possible, wash hands regularly and adhere to the public health guidelines.The most important action we can take to protect ourselves and others from Covid-19 is to follow the public health advice:- Stay at home, other than for essential reasons.- ensure regular hand washing- practice good respiratory hygiene- keep 2m between yourself and other people- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth- wear a mask where indicatedMore information and advice on COVID-19 is available at www.hse.ie/coronavirusor visit https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/surveillance/covid-19outbreaksclustersinireland/ By News Highland – January 21, 2021 Twitter Google+center_img Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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News / Etihad confirms freighter network to reassure customers it still has faith in cargo

first_img Etihad is seeking to reassure customers that its depleted cargo division remains intact, by announcing a new freighter network.But the news comes amid increasingly likely suggestions that the carrier could be taken over by neighbour Emirates.Starting on October 1, the new services will add more 777F frequencies to Shanghai and Chennai and continue its existing services to most other key markets.The carrier confirmed that freighters would continue to be part of its fleet, despite recent speculation that it was looking to downsize its cargo operations after it sold its A330 freighters to DHL in a bid to stem losses.Abdulla Mohamed Shadid, managing director of cargo and logistics, said: “Our freighters are central to [our] strategy, and the new network will ensure we maximise the cargo flows between main deck cargo and bellyhold capacity on our strong fleet of passenger jets that service our global network.”The announcement will go some way towards reassuring customers who feared the carrier would downgrade its cargo ambition.However, there remain some concerns as to whether a four-strong scheduled freighter fleet is sufficient. One key customer told The Loadstar last week he was unconvinced by Etihad’s assurances that it would remain a key player in the cargo business.“I don’t think it is being very credible in its efforts to reassure me,” he said.An air freight forwarder added: “Etihad is not expanding  – so at best it is stagnating. It has had a clear-out of staff, and the new guard is probably just trying to stop the haemorrhaging.“We certainly don’t consider it a serious cargo player now.”The Etihad announcement also confirmed that “a few stations” had been removed, the largest of which was Nairobi.The carrier had difficulties at Nairobi last year, following a government decision to rescind fifth freedom rights to some carriers. Etihad had been forced to re-route some Nairobi flights to Amsterdam via Abu Dhabi, weakening the economics.While that licence had been reissued, Etihad said today that “weakened demand and market behaviours that rendered other core markets more attractive to serve” had been behind the decision to pull out.Etihad added that it would have one aircraft dedicated to charter flying during the fourth quarter. The announcement follows last week’s news that the carrier had launched a FreshForward product for perishables – although this largely appeared to be an exercise in re-branding its existing cool chain product. However, the new product includes last-mile delivery in the UAE for some perishables.It is unclear which other routes have been cut, but the carrier said it would continue its services to Amsterdam (three per week), Frankfurt (three), Columbus Ohio (three), Hong Kong (two), Hanoi (two), Mumbai (two), Dhaka (two), East Midlands (two), Dammam (two), Delhi (one), Bangalore (one) and Chittagong (one).And it is offering new bellyhold routes to Barcelona, while increasing capacity to Singapore, Toronto, Cairo and Bangalore. By Alex Lennane 20/09/2018last_img read more

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