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News / Air France-KLM ‘belly-dominant’ cargo model gains volumes, but at a price

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 01/08/2019 The carrier said: “In recent years, Air France-KLM has significantly rationalised its full freighter business to concentrate on transporting cargo in the bellies of passenger aircraft. This generates revenues which are key when it comes to balancing the profitability of the group’s routes. “To seize opportunities in the air freight market, Air France-KLM continues to rescale its activity, focused on the utilisation of long- and medium-haul aircraft bellies. The group is putting the emphasis on digitisation and the simplification of processes, and on a high level of service quality. “The group’s cargo strategy is focused on continuing to increase load factors while rationalising capacity.” The Loadstar asked the carrier what this means, but it had not responded before publication. Air France-KLM, which says it has a “belly-dominant” business model, owns and operates six freighters: one 747-400BCF, three 747-400ERFs and two 777Fs. It has 3,860 staff. Overall, the operating result for the group’s network business fell to €12m from €150m, 92% lower than the previous year. The second quarter operating result, however, grew €55m to €291m.  The group made a €240m loss, down 81%, in the first half, on the back of revenues of €13bn, up 4.8%. For the second quarter, net income was €80m, down 30%, on revenues of €7bn, up 6.4%. Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines has reported its first-quarter results. Revenue from cargo flown fell 8.4% or S$45m (US$32.7m) to S$488.9m, accounting for 12% of the carrier’s total revenues. Yields fell 4.2 percentage points and load factor was down 2.7 percentage points. The carrier said the declines were “due to weak cargo demand amid trade uncertainties”. Volumes fell 3.3%.  The carrier said very little about its cargo arm, noting only: “SIA’s cargo operations will continue to pursue charter opportunities and deploy capacity to match demand.” Group revenues were S$4.1bn, a year-on-year 6.7% gain. But group net profit for the quarter was S$111m, down S$29m, or 20.7% from last year. Air France-KLM Cargo saw volumes rise, just, in the first half of the year, edging up 0.7% to 549,000 tonnes  – but the additional volumes came at a cost.  Total cargo revenue fell 0.5%, to €1.08bn ($1.19bn), or by 2.7% at constant currencies, and in the second quarter, it was down 1.7%, to €534m, or by 4.1% at constant currencies. Cargo unit revenue per ATK fell more sharply, by 3.6% to €0.13 in the first half, and down 5.1% to €0.12 in Q2, with North America and Asia in particular posting declines. The group said it would continue to “rationalise” and “rescale” its cargo activity in a bid to counter “a negative market dynamic following the economic slowdown, trade disputes and high industry capacity [which] put pressure on the unit revenue during the first half”. last_img read more

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Dear Alex Azar: The next HHS secretary must redefine ‘affordable’ health care

first_imgPolitics GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. APStock @HealthPolicyTMC facebook.com/HealthPolicyTMC What’s included? Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. About the Author Reprints Dear Alex Azar: The next HHS secretary must redefine ‘affordable’ health care center_img What is it? By Arthur “Tim” Garson Jr. Nov. 14, 2017 Reprints Log In | Learn More Arthur “Tim” Garson Jr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED [email protected] Think about your income, your family budget, and your health care expenses. How much can you reasonably afford to spend on your health care?If you’re like most Americans, the odds are high that the number you came up with is vastly lower than the amount the federal government says you can afford. This should be of great concern to former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. He would be wise to address exactly what constitutes affordable health care during his upcoming confirmation hearings and, if confirmed, as the next HHS secretary. Tags insurancepolicyWhite Houselast_img read more

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Bad weather virtually wipes out local soccer fixtures

first_imgHome Sport Soccer Bad weather virtually wipes out local soccer fixtures SportSoccer WhatsApp TAGSCarlowCCFLKilkenny RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emo Celtic made it nine straight wins in the CCFL U-19 Premier Division by defeating Birr Town 6-1 to move 11 points clear at the top of the table.While Portlaoise B also remained on course for glory in the U-19 Division 1 as their 5-0 win over Abbeyleix kept them seven ahead of Clonaslee who also defeated Kilbeggan.While at U-17 level, Stradbally Town recorded a massive win over Mucklagh to edge closer to the top half of the table. Pinterest WhatsApp Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Rugby The Offaly side actually took the lead early on but a brace from Mick Kelly and another from Aidan Hanrahan gave Stradbally a 3-1 advantage at the break.Ciarán O’Neill bagged a brace on the resumption of play with Darragh Carolan adding a sixth before Mick Kelly put the icing on the cake by completing his hat-trick.The weather did not seem to hurt the Carlow and Kilkenny soccer leagues as badly as in the Midlands.A number of Laois teams were involved in the Carlow Cup and all of them recorded wins.Meanwhile, in Division 3, Wolfhill Athletic remain on course for league honours after a fine 4-1 win over second placed Nurney Villa B.While in Kilkenny, Durrow Lions AFC, Ballacolla and Clover United were all in action.RESULTS:CCFLUnder 17 Division 1Stradbally Town 6 Mucklagh 1Under 19 Premier DivisionBirr Town 1 Emo Celtic 6Under 19 Division 1Portlaoise 5 Abbeyleix Ath 0Kilbeggan SC 1 Clonaslee Utd 2Division 4Cloneygowan Celtic 1 Rosenallis 1CARLOWCarlow Cup:St Pat’s 8 Celtic Stars 0Crettyard 4 Vale Wanderers 1Killeshin 3 Baltinglass 1Division 3:Killeshin B 0 Vale Wanderers 8St Fiacc’s B 15 St Joseph’s 0Wolfhill Atheltic 4 Nurney B 1Women’s Division One:Ballymurphy Celtic 1 Crettyard United 3Women’s Division Two:Nurney Villa 0 St Fiacc’s 5KILKENNYDivision 1:Thomastown United B 3 Lions AFC 3Division 2:Ballacolla 1 River Rangers 2Division 3:Clover United B 3 Castlewarran Celtic B 0SEE ALSO – In Pictures: All the glitz and glam from Trumera GAA Dinner Dance Bad weather virtually wipes out local soccer fixtures The Stradbally Town team which defeated Mucklagh on Saturday before the bad weather It rained, sleeted and snowed this weekend and that took its toll on the local soccer scene with a number of games cancelled.10 CCFL games were due to feature Laois teams on Sunday but only one of these went ahead.That was a Division 4 clash between Rosenallis B and Cloneygowan Celtic – and they played out a 1-1 draw.Stradbally Town were due to take on Portarlington Town in Division 2 and while that game did not fall victim to the weather, it did not go ahead as Portarlington could not field a team.There was better luck for the Youths teams who play their games on Saturdays – with two Laois teams taking a step closer to their respective league titles. Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 11th February 2018 Community Facebook Previous articleLaois rugby star Miller stretchered off in Ireland matchNext articleOur pick of the Top Stories of the Week Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Facebook Council Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

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Mountmellick Yarn Bombers Christmas tree unveiled in Government Buildings

first_imgHome News Community Mountmellick Yarn Bombers Christmas tree unveiled in Government Buildings NewsCommunity Mountmellick Yarn Bombers Christmas tree unveiled in Government Buildings By Dáire McDonald – 18th December 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest GAA GAA The Mountmellick Yarn Bombers are known far and wide for their colourful woollen creations and this week their Christmas Tree was unveiled in Government Buildings.The tree was unveiled the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht on Kildare Street and was attended by Laois-Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan.Also in attendance was Minister Josepha Madigan, Minister Heather Humphreys and contributor to the tree, Mary Sheehy.“For the past number of years, the Yarnbombers have been known for the cascading the town of Mountmellick in brightly-coloured knitted and crochet creations,” said Minister Flanagan.“After their display at the National Ploughing Championships, I was delighted that the group’s work was recognised and the Christmas Tree was put on display in a Government Department for all to see. Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Previous articleTwo arrested after drone used to ‘fly drugs into Portlaoise Prison’Next articleIn Pictures: Range of gifts available to buy at Fitz Hurleys at Junction 3 Manor Stone Dáire McDonald center_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp TAGSMinister Charlie FlanaganMountmellickMountmellick yarnbombers “I was especially delighted to meet with honorary member Mary Sheehy who is responsible for crocheting all 500 squares on the tree.“While there, I took the opportunity to discuss the history of the Mountmellick Christmas Tree, which stands in O’Connell Square, with my colleagues recalling many fond memories of the Tree when I was growing up.”SEE ALSO – LISTEN: Minister Charlie Flanagan is the latest guest on the LaoisToday Talking Politics PodcastSEE ALSO – Laois intermediate football club opt for player-managers ahead of 2020 season WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Mass testing to be carried out at Laois Direct Provision Centre following Coronavirus cases

first_img WhatsApp Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 6th August 2020 Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Mass testing of residents and staff at a Laois Direct Provision Centre is to take place on Friday after a number of confirmed Coronavirus cases were detected.A letter, sent to residents of The Montague Hotel, and seen by LaoisToday, outlines plans.A company called Safetynet Primary Care will arrive on site and testing will begin at 9.30am.The Department of Health have carried out similar operations in factories and building sites where they fear an outbreak may have occurred.Speaking to LaoisToday on Wednesday, Bulelani Mfaco who is a spokesperson for the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI), told how at least 31 cases had been confirmed at three Direct Provision Centres.Two of those, The Montague Hotel and the Hibernian Direct Provision Centre in Abbeyleix, are both in Laois while the Eyre Powell Centre in Newbridge is in Kildare.In the past two weeks in Laois, there have been 49 new recorded cases to take the overall total as of August 3 to 314.Laois is a county which once held the record for the longest run without a new case – stretching from June 21 to July 18, Laois went 27 days without a new case. TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19 Home News Mass testing to be carried out at Laois Direct Provision Centre following… News Pinterest News center_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date That has all now changed and according to Mr Mfaco, at least 31 of these can be traced back to those three Direct Provision Centres where he says some of the people who became infected were working at the Irish Dog Foods factory in Naas.Mr Mfaco said: “There were confirmed cases of Coronavirus in The Montague, the Hibernian Direct Provision Centre in Abbeyleix and the Eyre Powell Centre in Newbridge.“There have been at least 31 cases in the the three of those.“We don’t know exactly how many people because neither the Department of Justice or the HSE will provide us with those figures.“Some of the cases would be linked to the outbreak in dog food company because some of the people would’ve been working there but some who tested positive were not working there.“It is difficult to ascertain if the virus originated in the factory or in the Direct Provision centre where people were transferred into the county recently or it could have been some staff members who went on holidays recently.“So we don’t know the origin of the outbreak but we do know there were people working in the one company who tested positive in at least three different Direct Provision centres.”SEE ALSO – Coronavirus cases confirmed at two Direct Provision centres in Laois Previous articleLaois inter-county referee calls for ‘patience’ as officials set to implement new rulesNext articleTalking Sport Podcast: Looking ahead to this year’s Laois football championships Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Facebook Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Mass testing to be carried out at Laois Direct Provision Centre following Coronavirus cases Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Electric Picnic last_img read more

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Sask. credit unions post continued growth

first_img There’s $149 million in B.C.’s lost and found Saskatchewan credit unions grew system assets by 8% to $19.7 billion, while loans grew 8.1% to $15.8 billion, according to an announcement by Regina-based SaskCentral, a support organization for Saskatchewan credit unions. “Saskatchewan credit unions had another solid year, even though we are seeing downward pressure on the provincial economy,” said Keith Nixon, CEO of SaskCentral. “The ability of credit unions to maintain their strong financial position has been partly a result of their success at controlling costs, but is also due to the growing demand for credit union services from small and medium-sized businesses.” Ontario regulator to provide $500M credit facility to PACE Credit Union Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Merger of B.C. financial services, real estate regulators nears completion Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Tessie Sanci Keywords Credit unions,  Saskatchewan Related news Combined, credit unions in the province returned close to $9 million to their members in the form of patronage and dividend programs. SaskCentral has also reported its own financial results. Assets as at Dec. 31 were at $2.28 billion, representing a slight decrease from the 2013 figure of $2.31 billion. SaskCentral’s return on equity was 6.5%, compared to 7.7% for 2013. There are 49 credit unions in the province that serve more than 475,000 members.last_img read more

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CI Investments adopting dual-class structure for three mandates

first_imgThe relevant funds include the CI Lawrence Park Alternative Investment Grade Credit ETF, CI Marret Alternative Absolute Return Bond ETF and CI Munro Alternative Global Growth ETF.Effective Jan. 15, 2021, the ETFs will be merged into the CI Lawrence Park Alternative Investment Grade Credit Fund, CI Marret Alternative Absolute Return Bond Fund and CI Munro Alternative Global Growth Fund, respectively.The investment objectives and portfolio management team for the ETFs and continuing investment funds are identical and will not change as a result of the merger, CI Investments said.Following the January transactions, CI Investments said, the plan is for the ETF series units of the continuing funds to be listed on the TSX. Investors will be able to get access through registered brokers and dealers.The firm said in the release that no action is needed by securityholders. Related news Toronto-based CI Investments Inc. is merging three ETFs into investment funds with identical mandates in an effort to streamline and modernize its product suite, the firm said in a Friday release.The mergers will result in “continuing funds with a dual-class structure that offers both mutual fund and ETF series,” the firm said, noting that the transactions relate to its CI Liquid Alternatives fund offerings and that the dual-class structure was launched earlier this year. Horn speaker for public relations sign symbol, vintage color - sun with blue sky 123RF IE Staff BMO launches new U.S. ETF series An inhospitable environment for bond ETFs Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords ETF,  ETFs,  Product,  Alternative investment fundsCompanies CI Investments Inc. IG Wealth amends product shelf Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tribute to Ambassador Lucille Mathurin Mair

first_imgDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tribute to Ambassador Lucille Mathurin Mair Foreign AffairsJanuary 29, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A former distinguished an internationally acclaimed Jamaican Diplomat Ambassador Lucille Mathurin Mair,C.D. O.J., died this morning in Kingston. She was in her 85th year and had been ailing for some time.Paying tribute to Ambassador Mair, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and ForeignTrade, Hon. Dr. Kenneth Baugh praised Ambassador Mair for her distinguished career to the field of diplomacy and International relations.He singled out particularly the immense contribution she made highlighted by her work with the United Nations where she held a number of posts including that of Secretary-General of the World Conference of the United Nations Declaration for Women held in 1980 in Copenhagen and from 1981- 1982 when she was special Advisor to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Women’s Development at the Assistant Secretary -General level.It was hardly surprising given her illustrious work when she was appointed Under-Secretary-General in 1982, becoming the first woman to be appointed at that level in the United Nations, an appointment which coincided with the period when she served as Secretary-General of the United Nations International Conference on the Question of Palestine, Dr. Baugh noted.Dr. Baugh also underscored the role she played as a member of the Secretary-General’s Advisory Group for the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995, among a number of other International Conferences devoted to the advancement of women’s rights globally for which Ambassador Mair was a tireless advocate.“I have also been advised of her outstanding work at our Ministry of Foreign Affairs when she was a Senator and Minister of State, Ambassador to Cuba, and also Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York .” Her passing is a sad loss to the international community, Jamaica, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its fraternity, indeed to all organizations and persons who were the beneficiaries of her contribution.”She is survived by her daughter Ambassador Gail Mathurin who is the Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Ministry and sons, Messrs. David and Adrian Mathurin. RelatedDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tribute to Ambassador Lucille Mathurin Mair RelatedDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tribute to Ambassador Lucille Mathurin Maircenter_img RelatedDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tribute to Ambassador Lucille Mathurin Mair Advertisementslast_img read more

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Denver Museum Of Natural History Features Space Weather Exhibit

first_img Published: May 3, 2000 Note to Editors: CU-Boulder space scientist Daniel Baker, Space Science Institute Director Paul Dusenbery and NOAA scientist Ernie Hildner will make brief remarks on space weather and education on Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Denver Museum of Natural History’s Bailey Lounge. Media are invited to attend the private event, sponsored by SSI, Raytheon ITSS, Condit Exhibits and Suter Communications. A space weather research and education exhibit developed by Boulder scientists and educators with NASA is now on display at the Denver Museum of Natural History. The 750-square-foot exhibit, showing how solar disturbances affect humans on Earth, is timely in that 2000 and 2001 mark a time of maximum solar activity. The Space Science Institute, a non-profit organization headquartered in CU’s Research Park, developed the Space Weather Center exhibit with funding from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the National Science Foundation. The exhibit incorporates engaging interactives, stunning graphics and near real-time data from NASA missions currently studying the sun, the aurora and near-Earth space environment, said SSI Director Paul Dusenbery. The exhibit also includes an updatable CD-ROM display developed in collaboration with the University of Michigan to show the latest solar and auroral activities. “We will be doing an all-day space weather workshop with local educators at the Denver Museum on May 6 to encourage learning about the sun and basic concepts in science and mathematics,” said SSI Manager for Education and Outreach Cherilynn Morrow. “The Space Weather Center exhibit is a terrific learning opportunity for the public to see how space weather driven by the sun’s activity affects all of us on Earth,” said CU-Boulder Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics Director Daniel Baker. The exhibit, which has been at the Denver Museum since March, will begin traveling around the country at the end of May, going to Sacramento and Maryland science museums and possibly the Boston Museum of Science. SSI hopes to rent the exhibit to museums worldwide and to construct identical exhibits for purchase. For more information contact Dusenbery at (303) 492-2013, Baker at (303) 492-0591, or Jim Scott in the CU-Boulder News Office at (303) 492-3114. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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DrStore raises fund from Equanimity Venture

first_img By Sanjiv Das on December 14, 2018 Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” The fresh round of funding will enable DrStore to expand its business operations across geographiesDrStore, Mumbai-based healthcare service and technology company has raised undisclosed amount of funds in a pre-series A funding round from Equanimity Venture.Neeraj Katare, CEO and Founder, DrStore, says, “The fresh round of funding will enable DrStore to expand its business operations across geographies. A substantial part of this investment will go for proprietary technology development. Our model serves critical unmet needs in the healthcare segment, the technology driven Group Purchase platform will enable sourcing of quality products with transparent pricing. The state-of-the-art technology will help us penetrate to small towns and rural India.”Sukhendu Patnaik, Co-founder believes that this fund infusion will enable the company to hire the right talent and physical infrastructure. The company plans to scale up multifolds from the current stage within coming 12-24 months and to become the largest healthcare institutional buyer in India.“DrStore brings the purchasing power of large organisations to small and mid-sized hospitals using deep technology and industry expertise. This is changing the industry landscape by bringing in procurement efficiencies, reducing costs and helping local hospitals have a wider and deeper impact,” Rajesh Sehgal, Managing Partner, Equanimity, said. DrStore raises fund from Equanimity Venture MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img News Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Share Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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