Ozone Layer Decline Leveling Off, According To Collaborative Study

first_imgA new global study involving long-term data from satellites and ground stations indicates Earth’s ozone layer, while still severely depleted following decades of thinning from industrial chemicals in the atmosphere, is no longer in decline. Betsy Weatherhead, a researcher with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, a joint institute of the University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and corresponding author of the study, said the team documented a leveling off of declining ozone levels between 1996 and 2002, and even measured small increases in some regions. “The observed changes may be evidence of ozone improvement in the atmosphere,” said Weatherhead. “But we will have to continue to monitor ozone levels for years to come before we can be confident.” It most likely will be decades before the ozone layer recovers, and it may never stabilize at the levels measured prior to the mid-1970s, when scientists discovered human-produced chlorine and bromine compounds could destroy ozone and deplete the ozone layer, Weatherhead said. A paper on the subject involving researchers from CU-Boulder, NOAA, the University of Wisconsin Madison, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois was published online Aug. 29 in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The halt in the ozone decline follows the 1987 Montreal Protocol, an international agreement now ratified by more than 180 nations that established legally binding controls for nations on the production and consumption of halogen gases containing chlorine and bromine. Scientists say the primary source of ozone destruction is chlorofluorocarbons, or CFC’s, which once were commonly used in refrigeration, air conditioning, foam-blowing equipment and industrial cleaning. The new statistical study focused on levels of total-column ozone – ozone existing between Earth’s surface and the top of the atmosphere. Total-column ozone is a primary blocker of UV radiation in the atmosphere. The team analyzed data from a cadre of NASA and NOAA satellites as well as ground stations in North America, Europe, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. About 90 percent of total-column ozone is found between 10 miles to 20 miles above Earth’s surface in the stratosphere, Weatherhead said. The ozone layer protects the planet from the harmful effects of UV radiation, including skin cancer and cataracts in humans and damaging effects on ecosystems. Despite the new evidence for the beginnings of an ozone recovery, Mike Repacholi, The World Health Organization’s environmental health coordinator in Geneva, warned that precautions such as UV-blocking sunglasses and skin protection remain vital. “This study provides some very encouraging news,” he said. “But the major cause of skin cancer is still human behavior, including tanning and sunburns that result from a lack of proper skin protection.” Ozone depletion has been most severe at the poles, with levels declining by as much as 40 percent on a seasonal basis, said Weatherhead. But there also has been as much as a 10 percent seasonal decline at mid-latitudes, the location of much of North America, South America and Europe. Other anthropogenic changes to the atmosphere such as methane levels, water vapor and air temperatures will affect future ozone levels, which are naturally maintained by complex chemical processes sparking the continual creation, destruction and redistribution of ozone, said Weatherhead. “Even after all chlorine compounds are out of the system, it is unlikely that ozone levels will stabilize at the same levels.” Scientists warn a return to significantly higher atmospheric ozone levels may take up to 40 years. “Chemicals pumped into Earth’s atmosphere decades ago still are affecting ozone levels today,” said Sherwood Roland of the University of California, Irvine, who shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Paul Crutzen and Mario Molina for their work in identifying the CFC threat to the ozone layer. “This problem was a long time in the making, and because of the persistence of these chlorine compounds, there is no short-term fix.” Greg Reinsel, a UW Madison researcher and the lead author of the study, was one of the first scientists to quantify the ozone decline more than two decades ago. He died unexpectedly in May after completing the study. Other co-authors include NOAA’s Alvin Miller, Lawrence Flynn and Ron Nagatani, George Tiao of the University of Chicago and Don Wuebbles of the University of Illinois. More UV radiation information is available at: http://www.srrb.noaa.gov/UV/. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Aug. 28, 2005 last_img read more

Integrated Packaging and Logistics Solutions with a Wide Range of Printing…

first_imgHome Trade Show Guide Integrated Packaging and Logistics Solutions with a Wide Range of Printing CapabilitiesTrade Show GuideUWGS 2020Integrated Packaging and Logistics Solutions with a Wide Range of Printing CapabilitiesBy Trade Show Guide – January 21, 2020 97 0 AdvertisementG3 Label, Grigsby Label and Tapp Label come together to offer a wide range of printing capabilities and technologies for quality-engineered results. With locations in Modesto, El Dorado Hills and Napa, we provide local convenience for our customers. Offerings include flexographic, offset, and digital printing; custom label designs with foiling, G INK technologies, tactile coatings, embossed or debossed elements and textures, and GTREE 100% PCW paper. Packaging and design consultations are available. Stop by the G3 booth to learn more and hear about our special “on time or on us!” label promo offering.G3 ag hauling operations offers flexibility and capacity for boutique producers to large wineries, providing tailored services with specialized equipment and dedicated staff, including a new North Coast facility with Napa box car consolidation and turn-key kegging services. Ag Hauling equipment includes 6-ton gondolas, 2-ton bins and ½-ton bins, small trucks for hauling, and compartmentalized tankers.Innovation: New RoboBottles™ and BottGuideTogether with BottGuide, RoboBottle™ is a sensing device bottle and uses advanced sensors, smart technology and IoT analytics to generate critical information and insights from your bottling line. The Set Up RoboBottle™ allows mechanics to set up capper heads properly and efficiently. The Line RoboBottle™ monitors performance of your bottling line to address issues instantly, and the Oxygen RoboBottle™ provides information to manage oxygen levels in the bottles to maximize shelf life and quality. BottGuide collects and converts the data from RoboBottle™ into actionable insights, giving real time feedback and prescriptive analysis to solve problems the moment they arise.G3 Enterprises, Inc.UWGS Booth: C1222G3 Enterprises offers integrated packaging and logistics solutions for large to boutique brands.  Offerings include OTR controlling twist caps, capsules, DIAM corks, Boisé and Phenesse oak alternatives, bottling services, label printing, bottle etching, ag hauling, transportation & warehousing, petainerKeg™, and StackTek. Label printing capabilities include digital, offset and flexo with three locations providing technical and design consultation and service support. Ag hauling operations provide multiple sizes of bins: 6-ton gondolas, 2-ton bins and ½ ton bins.  RoboBottle™ uses smart technology and IoT analytics to generate critical information and insights for increasing productivity, improving quality and reducing waste from your bottling line.  RoboBottle™ and BottGuide services are offered to select GTWIST cap and Bottling Services customers.Trade Show GuideUnified Wine & Grape Symposium featured exhibitors by category:Business ManagementHuman ResourcesInfrastructureLogisticsMarketingPackagingProductionProduction ServicesSalesTasting Room Previous articlePrint Your Own Labels with Message ON the Bottle™Next articleTurn-Key Solutions from Leading Manufacturers of Grape Processing Equipment, Bottling Equipment, and Vision Inspection Systems Trade Show Guide Email Pinterest TAGSG3 EnterprisesLogisticsPackagingProductionWinemaking/Oenology Sharecenter_img Linkedin Twitter Facebook Vineyard/GrowingWinemaking/OenologyFor a full list of exhibitors, go to www.unifiedsymposium.org/trade-show. You can also follow what’s happening on the trade show floor and conference sessions on twitter #UWGS.Advertisement ReddItlast_img read more

Foster-Morales becomes president-elect

first_img Jul 08, 2019 By Jim Ash Senior Editor Top Stories Foster-Morales becomes president-elect Dori Foster-Morales may have been called “Little General” in her youth, but to her Florida Bar colleagues, she is a “smart,” “savvy,” “tough,” “sensitive” and “caring” leader who tempers her intensity with a magnetic sense of humor.That’s how Senior U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz, another Bar trailblazer, introduced her friend and mentee moments before Foster-Morales was sworn in as president-elect of the 107,000-lawyer Florida Bar on June 28 at the Annual Convention in South Florida.“Since she was a little girl, Dori has displayed those natural talents and inclinations that make her a star as a lawyer, leader, and a human being,” said Seitz, who served as the Bar’s first woman president from 1993-1994. “Her childhood nickname was, ‘Little General,’ as she was an effective strategist selflessly caring for her troops — then her family and friends — to better their situation.”Addressing a packed General Assembly at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Seitz described Foster-Morales variously as an environmental champion who began her career with the U.S. EPA; a driven and compassionate prosecutor who tried 65 jury trials in five years while working for Miami-Dade State Attorney Janet Reno; and a dedicated mother who put the brakes on her career 20 years ago to help her then toddler daughter overcome a developmental disorder.“And because Dori never does anything half-heartedly, she submerged herself in the issues, becoming a passionate advocate for improving the lives of all children with autism, and she continues today as a tireless advocate and fundraiser,” Seitz said.For Foster-Morales, changing gears after 3-year-old Nora’s diagnosis meant leaving the public sector and opening a private practice, which has since blossomed into a thriving, six-lawyer — all of them women — family law practice, Seitz said.Seitz said Foster-Morales continues to prove that she has the “special gifts” it takes to be a “great family lawyer,” beginning with “impeccable integrity.”“But you also need to have the ability to understand and care for human beings at an emotional low point, while counseling them to move forward constructively for their, and their children’s sake,” Seitz said. “For over 20 years, Dori has been that great lawyer.”In addition to devoting her life to family, career, and community, Foster Morales also found time to serve the legal profession, winning election to The Florida Bar Board of Governors in 2008, in the wake of the devastating recession, Seitz said.“From her ‘Little General’ days, she knew and understood that if you take good care of your troops — here, our lawyers — then our lawyers can serve their clients and the public as our profession has been called to do in our democracy,” Seitz said. “On the board, her fellow governors know the significant value that Dori adds; when she speaks, people listen.”Foster-Morales’ board service was highlighted by chairing a special committee dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Florida lawyers, a high-profile assignment that required organizing forums across the state, and ended with a comprehensive set of recommendations that are still being implemented.“Because she’s thoughtful, articulate, and consistently proposes responsible solutions to promote the common good, she has served on the board’s Executive Committee for the past four years,” Seitz said. “She is a collaborator who is able to unify, empower, and promote others to do even more than they realize they could accomplish.”Foster-Morales’ talents haven’t gone unnoticed by her peers, Seitz said. She is a board certified family lawyer, by both The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has been accepted for membership by the invitation-only American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.“She comes to any project with a deep-well of energy that is contagious,” Seitz said. “She has a big smile and an even bigger laugh and always sees the humor in a situation, and with that gift of humor, is able to diffuse any volatile circumstance and calm anyone around her.”last_img read more

Proposed board action

first_img Pursuant to Standing Board Policy 1.60, the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar publishes this notice of intent to consider the following items at its May 15 Board of Governors meeting. This is governed by Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. If approved by the board, most rules amendments must still be formally filed with the Supreme Court of Florida, with further notice and opportunity to be heard, before they are officially approved and become effective. Amendments to section bylaws and standing board policies are final on board of governors action.  Additionally, non-substantive edits to conform to the Supreme Court style guide are not noted in the summary. To receive a full copy of the text of proposed amendments, email [email protected] or call the Rules Administrative Coordinator at 850-561-5780. Reference any requested proposal by its title and date of this publication.FINAL ACTIONRULES REGULATING THE FLORIDA BARChapter 1 GeneralRULE 1-3.2Summary: Within subdivisions (a)(1) and (a)(2), adds disbarred and revoked. RULE 1-7.3 MEMBERSHIP FEESSummary: Within subdivisions (c) and (e), changes notice of delinquency from the executive director to the bar. Within subdivision (a), adds “revoked.” RULE 1-13.1 TIMESummary: Within subdivision (b), removes e-mail from the additional 5 days for mailing time.RULE 3-5.2 EMERGENCY SUSPENSION AND INTERIM PROBATION OR INTERIM PLACEMENT ON THE INACTIVE LIST FOR INCAPACITY NOT RELATED TO MISCONDUCTSummary: Within subdivision (g), adds an exception when the bar has demonstrated through hearing or trial the likelihood of prevailing on the merits on underlying rule violations.Chapter 3 Rules of DisciplineRULE 3-7.7 PROCEDURES BEFORE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDASummary: Within subdivisions (a)(2) and (3), changes “resignation” to “revocation.”Chapter 4 Rules of Professional Conduct      RULE 4-1.14 CLIENT UNDER A DISABILITYSummary: Conforms Florida’s rule to ABA Model Rule with some changes to address specific Florida authority, including changing terminology from “disability” to “diminished capacity,” adds subdivision (c) regarding confidentiality and implied authority to disclose confidential information, and commentary regarding taking protective action and emergency legal assistance. Chapter 5 Rules Regulating Trust AccountsRULE 5-1.2 TRUST ACCOUNTING RECORDS AND PROCEDURESSummary: Within subdivision (d)(5), adds that The Florida Bar will send a notice to delinquent bar members of the delinquency for failure to provide the trust account certificate.Chapter 6 Legal Specialization and Education Programs     RULE 6-3.5 STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATIONSummary: Within subdivision (c)(1), clarifies that the definition of the practice of law may be further defined in the individual certification area standards. RULE 6-3.6 RECERTIFICATIONSummary: Within subdivision (b)(4), changes terminology of current requirement to membership in good standing rather than a list of reasons a lawyer could fail to be in good standing.Chapter 10 Rules Governing the Investigation and Prosecution of the Unlicensed Practice of LawRULE 10-2.1 GENERALLYSummary: Within subdivision (c), adds “or been revoked.”Chapter20 Florida Registered Paralegal ProgramRULE 20-5.1 RULE 20-5.1 GENERALLYSummary: Within subdivision (a), adds “or been revoked.”Fee Arbitration Procedural RulesRule IV. HearingsSummary: Within subdivision (d), adds requirements for parties who call expert witnesses in fee arbitration.Florida’s Standards for Imposing Lawyer SanctionsSummary: Amends standards to reflect changes to rules and case law relating to lawyer discipline. BLSE Policies BLSE Policy 2.13 GRADING, REVIEW, AND PETITION PROCESSSummary: Within subdivision (e)(2), removes the statement that the review panel recommendation needing to be issued before the registration deadline for the following year’s certification exam. Apr 09, 2020 Announcements Proposed board actionlast_img read more

CRIME WATCH – Thursday, July 11, 2019

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeCRIME WATCH – Thursday, July 11, 2019 Jul. 11, 2019 at 5:00 amCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCRIME WATCH – Thursday, July 11, 2019news2 years agoarrestChristopher Warren CherrypromenadeshopliftingCHRISTOPHER WARREN CHERRY These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.On July 4 at about 3:23 p.m.Officers responded to the Guess Store located at 1432 3rd St. Promenade regarding a petty theft that had just occurred. Upon arrival, the officers were flagged down by the store manager who pointed out the suspect. The manager told the officers the suspect had entered a fitting room with some merchandise and did not exit with it. The officers subsequently detained the suspect and informed him that Guess wanted their property back. The suspect subsequently reached into his bag and produced the merchandise. The store was desirous of prosecution and he was placed under arrest. Christopher Warren Cherry, 48, from Rancho Palos Verdes, was issued a citation for shoplifting.Tags :arrestChristopher Warren Cherrypromenadeshopliftingshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a comment‘A floodier future’: Scientists say records will be brokenCulture Watch – Summer PotpourriYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

Weinstein charged with sex crimes in LA on eve of NY trial

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorWeinstein charged with sex crimes in LA on eve of NY trial Jan. 07, 2020 at 5:00 amBad BehaviorCrimeNewsWeinstein charged with sex crimes in LA on eve of NY trialAssociated Press1 year agosex crimessexually assaultTrialWeinstein ANDREW DALTON, TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAKAssociated PressLos Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein on Monday with sexually assaulting two women on successive nights during Oscars week in 2013, bringing the new case against the disgraced Hollywood mogul on the eve of jury selection for his New York trial.The case, brought by a task force set up by the Los Angeles County district attorney to handle sex-crime allegations against major entertainment figures, now puts Weinstein in deep legal peril on both coasts, where he built his career as the one of the most powerful — and feared — figures in show business before a barrage of allegations from more than 75 women led to his downfall and ignited the #MeToo movement.Weinstein, 67, was charged with raping a woman at a Los Angeles hotel on Feb. 18, 2013, after pushing his way inside her room, then sexually assaulting a woman in a Beverly Hills hotel suite the next night. He could get up to 28 years in prison on charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by use of force and sexual battery.“We see you, we hear you and we believe you”’ District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in announcing the charges, addressing herself to the movie producer’s accusers.Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said the charges open the “next chapter” for a man “who has gotten away with too much for too long,” while Beverly Hills Chief Sandra Spagnoli called the cases “horrendous crimes perpetrated by a sexual predator.”Lawyers for Weinstein had no immediate response to the new charges, though he has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the New York case, in which Weinstein is charged with raping a woman in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing a sex act on another woman, Mimi Haleyi, in 2006.He has said any sexual activity was consensual. If convicted of the most serious charges against him in New York, two counts of predatory sexual assault, he faces a mandatory life sentence.The charges announced Monday on the West Coast took more than two years to file because the women were reluctant to provide all the information necessary, according to Lacey.The task force is still investigating sex-crime allegations against Weinstein from three women, the district attorney said. Prosecutors declined to bring charges involving three other women because their cases were beyond the statute of limitations.Weinstein is expected to appear in court in California after his trial in New York is finished, Lacey said. She said prosecutors will recommend $5 million bail.Lacey, along with the two police chiefs, urged other victims to come forward. “We need the voices of all victims to help us remove sexual predators from our community and protect others from these violent crimes,” she said.The district attorney said the timing of the Los Angeles charges was unrelated to the New York trial. She said the filing and the announcement came on the first business day in which all the necessary people could be gathered.Neither woman has stepped forward publicly. But one of them is expected to testify in the New York case as part of an effort by prosecutors to portray Weinstein as a sexual predator with a distinct pattern of conduct.Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Haleyi as well as actress Annabella Sciorra, who is scheduled to testify against Weinstein in New York, welcomed the new charges.“”The walls of justice are closing in on Harvey Weinstein. He is now being prosecuted both in New York and Los Angeles,” Allred said in a statement, adding: “Women are no longer willing to suffer in silence and are willing to testify under oath in a court of law.”The alleged attacks in Los Angeles County came days before the Hollywood studio boss was photographed on the Oscars red carpet with his fashion designer wife, Georgina Chapman, who was pregnant at the time.At the 2013 Academy Awards, Weinstein had several major contenders, including “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Django Unchained” and “The Master.” His movies took home an armful of Oscars, including Jennifer Lawrence’s first Academy Award and trophies for director Quentin Tarantino and actor Christoph Waltz.In a joke that would later turn ominous, when that year’s nominees were announced, emcee Seth MacFarlane said after reading the actresses nominated for best supporting actress: “Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein.”Earlier in the day Monday, Weinstein and several of the women who have accused him converged at a New York City courthouse for final preparations for his trial.Weinstein’s attorneys suggested they knew the additional charges might be coming, asking the judge to sequester the potential jurors because of that possibility. The judge denied the request.“There is a potential L.A. situation going on,” his lawyer, Donna Rotunno, told reporters after the hearing.Weinstein entered the courthouse using a walker following recent back surgery. When asked outside how his back felt, he responded with a thin smile and a so-so gesture with his hand. “Not so good,” he said. “Better.”Inside, his lawyers and prosecutors spent the morning sparring about procedural matters, including how to keep publicity surrounding the trial from influencing the jury’s thinking. In a brief hearing, Judge James Burke declined to impose a gag order preventing Weinstein’s attorneys from speaking to the media.Across the street, actresses and other women who say they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Weinstein branded him a villain undeserving of anyone’s pity.“He looked cowardly. He wouldn’t look at us. He wouldn’t make eye contact,” said Sarah Ann Masse, a performer and writer who said Weinstein once sexually harassed her in his underwear during a job interview. “This trial is a cultural reckoning regardless of its legal outcome.”Weinstein’s lead lawyer, Donna Rotunno, said she was hopeful a fair jury could be found that wouldn’t pre-judge the case. “In this great country, you are innocent until proven guilty,” she said outside the courthouse.Prosecutors wanted jurors to hear from some of the many women who have come forward publicly to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault. The first allegations were brought to light by The New York Times and The New Yorker in October 2017. Prosecutors got permission from the court to try to buttress their case with four other witnesses: Sciorra and three other accusers who haven’t been named.Hays and Sisak reported from New York.Tags :sex crimessexually assaultTrialWeinsteinshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica Restaurant Week returnsSMPD announce Underage Decoy OperationYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

TeliaSonera takes $844M impairment charge

first_img TeliaSonera said it will take a total impairment charge of SEK7.2 billion ($844 million) in its Q4 2015 results, relating to operations in Uzbekistan and Denmark.The Swedish operator, which last year announced plans to reduce its presence, and eventually exit, from its operations in Eurasia, said it will also now report the region as “held for sale and discontinued operations” in its year end 2015 report.As a result of the change, accounting valuation will be based on market values reflecting estimated sales proceeds, and not on discounted cash flows from existing operations. The change means a non-cash SEK5.3 billion impairment charge in Uzbekistan, which relates to goodwill and other fixed assets in the country.It will also take a SEK1.9 billion non-cash impairment charge as part of a goodwill review across its operations in Denmark, with the write down reflecting an updated earnings projection. This was revised after both TeliaSonera and Telenor decided in September to withdraw from merging operations in the country.New TeliaSonera “well on track”  The company said in September it would eventually make an exit from its seven operating markets in the Eurasia region, as part of a strategy of creating “the new TeliaSonera”.As part of the plan, it is seeking to focus on developing its operations in Europe and in its home market of Sweden. The exit in Eurasia came amid bribery and corruption allegations in certain markets, with the company currently facing an ongoing probe over its activities in Uzbekistan.It made its first major step towards reducing its presence in Eurasia after announcing a deal to sell Nepalese operator Ncell to Malaysia’s Axiata last month.Johan Dennelind (pictured), president and CEO of the company, said it is “well on track shaping the new TeliaSonera and the process to reduce our presence in Eurasia continues”.TeliaSonera’s 2015 year-end report will be released at the end of this month (29 January). TeliaSonera Home TeliaSonera takes $844M impairment charge Kavit Majithia Author Telenor slams Danish deal collapse as “disaster” for consumers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 JAN 2016 Previous ArticleShaw to use $1.8B sale of media unit to fund Wind Mobile acquisitionNext ArticleUber’s API update improves app integration TDC talks up home improvements Related Zegona confirms Yoigo talks Tags Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more last_img read more

Further reports of suspicious vehicle in Manorcunningham area

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – February 24, 2017 Facebook Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google+ Pinterest 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+center_img Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn WhatsApp Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Twitter Further reports of suspicious vehicle in Manorcunningham area Homepage BannerNews Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase There are further reports of a vehicle acting suspiciously in the Manorcunningham area.It’s understood that a jeep matching the description of one thought to have been involved in a burglary last weekend was seen in the area shortly before 8pm last night.Gardai were alerted and came on the scene within five minutes but the jeep failed to stop for them.This local resident says while Gardai are doing their best more resources are needed:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/damian1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleTyrone and Derry name teams for Allianz National Football League games this weekendNext articleRespite care services restored across Donegal’s Community Hospitals admin Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist last_img read more

News / India needs more major air cargo hubs to attract transhipment traffic

first_img India’s airlines and airports need more international cargo to meet the country’s ambitious throughput targets, say stakeholders.The goal for India’s airports is to handle 10m tonnes of cargo a year by 2027 – almost triple the current rate.And Sanjiv Gupta, CEO of cargo carrier SpiceXpress, cautioned that domestic cargo alone wouldn’t be enough, adding on a webinar by Transport Logistic: ““We have to change our approach and become the preferred transhipment hub between South-east Asia and and the west.”SpiceXpress, the cargo arm of low-cost carrier Spicejet, has rapidly expanded operations this year, claiming to have emerged as “India’s largest cargo airline” after lifting 50,000 tonnes during its first financial quarter, ending June.With a fleet of nine freighters, the carrier is making inroads with international cargo, recently adding several long-haul routes to Europe, Africa, China and Central Asia, but Mr Gupta said Indian airlines were still “punching well below their weight”.He explained: “They really have to wake up and understand the potential of international cargo; it’s the hidden jewel of cargo business in terms of profit. However, right now 95% is handled by international carriers.“But we can change that to a 50:50 split in two-three years if Indian carriers do their fleet planning for cargo. Then we can become a formidable player in international cargo markets.”Indeed, in September, India’s civil aviation department restricted non-scheduled freighter flights by international carriers to six airports, hoping to ensure “equal opportunity” for national airlines.Huned Gandhi, Dachser’s MD air & sea logistics for the Indian subcontinent, agreed it was possible for India to reach 10m tonnes.“We have made tremendous development in aviation over the past five years,” he said, adding that India should focus on building two or three major air cargo hubs, in the north-west and south of the country to faciliate east-west transhipment flows.Export cargo growth was looking promising too, he added, noting “many companies across Asia are looking to relocate manufacturing to India.”However, he said, very little of India’s export cargo is consolidated, compared with imports, and therefore “the more we consolidate our exports, the more cost benefits we can pass on to shippers.”Nevertheless, shippers are becoming more receptive to paying more for better services, Mr Gandhi added.“We are noticing a big transformation in India when we are talking to customers. They are looking for high-quality services and there is a willingness to pay a fair price for stability in pricing and reliability.” By Sam Whelan 13/11/2020last_img read more

In Aftermath Of Atlanta’s Canceled 10th & Monroe Development, Calls For Reform

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility For Whom The Bell Rings Last December, the city of Atlanta agreed to sell a piece of land along the BeltLine, near the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive. The developers, Fuqua Acquisitions II, LLC, originally had planned an 11-story hotel, grocery store and 745 parking spots.That prompted a neighborhood uproar.Then, the city suddenly killed the deal this month. The events have prompted calls for reform of the city’s real estate sales process.A lot of people complained about this development: about more traffic at an already busy intersection and about rezoning houses to make way for a high-rise.One of the developers, Jim Kegley, said he and his partners, including Fuqua Development, still don’t understand why the deal ended.“Everything that the BeltLine and the city have espoused to be about — affordability, density, transit, walkability — our project tried to speak to that,” he said.Many people complained about the proposed 10th Street and Monroe Drive development. The city of Atlanta suddenly killed the deal this month. The events have prompted calls for reform of the city’s real estate sales process. (Images courtesy of Fuqua Acquisitions II, LLC)In a statement, the BeltLine — which officially terminated the sale — said, “We have determined that the process itself is not yielding a result that we feel is appropriate for that site, and we plan to re-evaluate at a later date.”Regardless, Kegley said he worries it sets a precedent.“The piece that would make me nervous, and it should make a lot of folks nervous, is if neighborhood associations are allowed to legislate city policy. Now, did that happen? We don’t know. But certainly, we know there was a lot of influence being passed around, if you will, and pressure put on a lot of political folks.”Council member Jennifer Ide said she has always had issues with the project’s scale, even after the developers modified plans to accommodate community complaints. Kegley said the latest plans featured no hotel, six single-family homes and about 600 parking spots.But the real problem, in Ide’s opinion? The process. It’s something she wants the City Council to fix.Right now, she said, there’s little opportunity for public input until after the winning development has been chosen.“They need to find an appropriate place for some input up front, both for the neighborhood and City Planning to express what they think really works there.”She said that step would have avoided some of the conflict surrounding this project and called it a “lesson learned.”Jenifer Keenan is a board member for the Virginia-Highland Civic Association, which was vocally opposed to the project. She said her group hopes to partner with Ide on this mission.“When they solicit proposed developments, those proposed developments should be consistent with all the prior planning that’s already happened, and that was not the case here,” she said.Julian Bene was outvoted in December, as one of the few Invest Atlanta board votes against the sale. He thinks the Invest Atlanta board should see it beforehand, too.“It became clear to me that the board should review and approve the terms of an RFP [request for proposals] before the RFP is put out there,” he said.“Because the way this one happened, we just get in at the very, very end.”Both Bene and Ide say they’re committed to finding ways to make change happen, whether it’s through City Council action requiring consultation of neighborhoods and the Department of City Planning or a new policy at Invest Atlanta. Related Stories 1:44 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more