IAG Cargo move back into Malaysia was well timed to serve new engine of growth

first_img British Airways’ relaunch of a London-Kuala Lumpur service at the end of May, after 14 years out of the Malaysian market, has generated significant extra business in both directions for the BA/Iberia freight arm, IAG Cargo.Malaysian exporters were previously trucking four or five hours to Singapore to access IAG’s 350-destination global network. In the first quarter, while BA was still offline, the carrier recorded increases of 85% in KL tonnage to North America, 78% to Africa and the Middle East and 33% to Latin America.Shipments to mainland Europe, via Singapore, were up 13% and to the UK and Ireland by a more modest 1%.“Knowing we were already growing gave us huge confidence that we were investing in the right area,” said John Cheetham, IAG Cargo’s regional commercial manager Asia Pacific. Muhammad Silmi Abdul Rahman, director of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation’s Transport, Logistics, Machinery and MRO section, agreed this gap was closing. Malaysia’s exports – $234bn in 2014 – were well ahead of imports at $209bn, but Mr Rahman told The Loadstar: “We expect imports and exports to align by 2020.”He said large infrastructure projects such as subway construction were a factor in this, as well as increased consumer demand, but insisted that exports would not stand still.“Aerospace is up and coming,” Mr Rahman said. Where Mexico served North America as a low-cost manufacturing base, and Morocco acted in the same capacity for Europe, Malaysia was set to become the “third M”.A major aircraft engine manufacturer is apparently close to announcing plans to supply high-value parts for the Airbus 330 and 350 from Malaysia, in a contract worth one billion ringgits (US$264m) over 25 years.Mr Rahman could not say more at this stage, but helpfully narrowed down the name of the investor to either Safran or Rolls-Royce. “There’s been a change in the destination mix since our launch, with a lot more going to the UK, as you would expect with a point-to-point service. UK-Ireland and Europe movements were both up by 40% in the first four weeks,” he told a media briefing in Kuala Lumpur.BA operates the service with a B777-200ER, offering up to 19 tonnes of capacity westbound, depending on passenger loadings and weather conditions.“It’s a brilliant cargo aircraft and the timing of the flight is perfect, with a departure just before midnight, making it one of first flights into Heathrow,” Mr Cheetham said.Describing South-east Asia as an “engine of growth for the world alongside the powerhouses of China and India”, he said Malaysia was ranked as the world’s 20th most competitive economy, putting it ahead of France, Australia and even South Korea.The country continues to attract foreign direct investment, and Mr Cheetham pointed to its success in the hi-tech sector, which accounts for half IAG’s traffic out of KL.But he added: “We’re not solely reliant on it. There’s a balance in commodities, which is very beneficial.“Often one industry sector completely dominates. Here, there is oil and gas, perishables, rubber goods and garments – a broad range of commodities which allows the air freight market to ride a lot of peaks and troughs.”Just-in-time garments make up 5% of IAG’s exports from Malaysia. Mr Cheetham said retailers often used the carrier’s high-speed Prioritise product to keep their shelves replenished.He said the Malaysian government was keen to invest in aerospace manufacture and maintenance, and welcomed aircraft-on-ground business as another potential Prioritise market.Kuala Lumpur is a strong inbound air freight market, too: “There was an historic imbalance, but the dynamic is changing. There’s more demand for imports from the growing middle class,” Mr Cheetham said.John Cheethamcenter_img By Martin Roebuck in Kuala Lumpur 06/07/2015last_img read more

Quinn Nystrom is betting a platform laser-focused on high insulin prices will propel her to Congress

first_img [email protected] Tags campaignsCongressdiabetes GET STARTED Quinn Nystrom (center), a diabetes advocate running for Congress in Minnesota, speaks to the media after purchasing insulin at a pharmacy in London, Ontario, Canada, in June 2019. Geoff Robins/The Canadian Press via AP Quinn Nystrom is betting a platform laser-focused on high insulin prices will propel her to Congress What is it? Nicholas Florko Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED @NicholasFlorko What’s included?center_img 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. Log In | Learn More 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. WASHINGTON — Quinn Nystrom’s first campaign ad slammed her opponent for voting against legislation to lower prescription drug costs. So did her second ad. And her third.Nystrom, a 34-year-old with type 1 diabetes, is waging a spite campaign of sorts against her congressman, Pete Stauber. She launched her bid to unseat the freshman Republican after he backed away from a promise to hold a town hall on insulin affordability in their district, Minnesota’s 8th, a 27,000-square-mile expanse that runs from the Ontario border to the outer suburbs of the Twin Cities. Politics About the Author Reprints Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” By Nicholas Florko Oct. 27, 2020 Reprintslast_img read more

In Pictures: Stunning new homes in De Vesci Hill in Abbeyleix come on the market

first_img Facebook In Pictures: Stunning new homes in De Vesci Hill in Abbeyleix come on the market Twitter GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA GAA TAGSAbbeyleixHume auctioneers SEE ALSO – Check out more details on the De Vesci properties hereSEE ALSO – Check out the Hume Auctioneers website here WhatsApp Close to the heart of the popular town of Abbeyleix in Laois, De Vesci Hill is a superb development of 4-bedroom detached homes developed by Newshore Limited.Finished to the highest standards of craftsmanship, these 2,140sq.ft. homes feature fully fitted kitchens with appliances and sumptuous bathrooms and en-suites.Fintan Dunne Auctioneers is holding a show home open day on Saturday, July 27 and a second event hosted by Hume Auctioneers will also take place on August 3, with viewings from 12pm to 1pm as John Dunne explains:“We’ve already seen a great deal of interest in the homes at De Vesci Hill due to their very convenient location and the great care that’s been taken to ensure the build quality and interior finish provide the style, quality and value that families are looking for, and we anticipate they will prove very popular with local homebuyers”.The homes feature fully-fitted Shaker-style kitchen units by Hanlon Woodcraft and a wide range of appliances including fridge-freezer, ceramic hob, extractor fan, integrated dishwasher and microwave, oven, washing machine and a tumble dryer!The open-plan lounge-dining-kitchen has French Doors out to the rear garden, so it’s great for family get-togethers, and there’s a separate sitting room which is ideal if you just want to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day.Upstairs the master bedroom and bedroom 2 both have elegant wood veneer fitted wardrobes and also have their own en-suite shower rooms; and the stylish family bathroom complete with corner bath and separate shower, will certainly help to make the morning routine run as smoothly as possible.All homes have a minimum energy rating of B3 thanks to the double-glazed hardwood timber windows and doors, and an efficient oil-fired, condensing system boiler.“These are spacious, energy-efficient homes which are designed to suit today’s busy lifestyles and we very much look forward to welcoming local homebuyers to the open days on 27th July and 3rd August.”You can arrange a viewing by calling Hume Auctioneers on (057) 8681111 or Fintan Dunne Auctioneers on (057) 8730603. Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Home Property In Pictures: Stunning new homes in De Vesci Hill in Abbeyleix come… PropertySponsored Previous articleIn Pictures: Huge crowd for official opening of revamped Ballinakill Swimming PoolNext articleLaois U-20 football team named for Leinster final meeting with Dublin LaoisToday Reporter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th July 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Energy Conservation will create Economic Growth

first_imgRelatedEnergy Conservation will create Economic Growth Energy Conservation will create Economic Growth UncategorizedApril 1, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy, Mining and Telecommunications, Laurence Broderick has said that efficiency in the use of energy will boost the economy, as less will be spent on oil.Addressing an energy conservation seminar, hosted by HMS Trading Partners at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville on Wednesday (March 26), he noted that savings from energy conservation will enable the Government to spend more on education, health, and infrastructural development thereby creating a smoother environment for business to operate.“The volatility in oil prices has strong potential for crippling the financial planning in the Jamaican economy, especially since we are net importers of petroleum. As we improve on energy efficiency we are improving on productivity, creating better conditions for business and making savings for other essentials in the society and in time we will see the kind of economic growth that we must have to prosper as a country,” Mr. Broderick said.He urged consumers and business operator to practice energy conservation by using energy saving products, noting that every citizen is a stakeholder and should seek to reinforce the importance of reducing the country’s oil bill.“The urgency to employ effective energy strategies cannot be overemphasized. Jamaica has an energy intensive economy with per capita energy use equivalent to 10 barrels of oil annually – swallowing up 60 per cent of our export earning, with a 90 per cent dependency on imported oil. We must respect the fact diversification of energy is the way to go and if it is coal or gas, the time is now to decide,” he reasoned.Imploring the participants to join in the campaign for reducing spending on energy he remarked that energy must be viewed as a scarce resource and decisions made accordingly.“Just as there are fundamentals to managing the investment portfolio, there are fundamentals to manage the energy portfolio, and we have to manage this sector to achieve the level of consumption fitting a country of our size. Energy saving means demanding more of ourselves as businesses, and demanding more of the products we sell to customers. It is imperative that we improve energy efficiency and conservation at all levels of the economy as this presents the most cost-effective treatment to the problem,” the State Minister said. RelatedEnergy Conservation will create Economic Growthcenter_img Advertisements RelatedEnergy Conservation will create Economic Growthlast_img read more

Ministry Seeks to Reduce Case Backlog through Dispute Resolution

first_imgRelatedMinistry Seeks to Reduce Case Backlog through Dispute Resolution RelatedMinistry Seeks to Reduce Case Backlog through Dispute Resolution Ministry Seeks to Reduce Case Backlog through Dispute Resolution JusticeDecember 12, 2009 RelatedMinistry Seeks to Reduce Case Backlog through Dispute Resolutioncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Robert Rainford, has said that the Ministry is aiming to make significant inroads in reducing the backlog of court cases within the next five years, under the Justice Reform Programme.Speaking at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF), at the Foundation’s headquarters in Kingston on Friday (December 11), he disclosed that, based on figures from the courts, the annual backlog of cases could amount to as much as 150,000 per year.“We have asked for weekly reports from the courts. We started in August, and when we look at what is coming, we are having in the region of 3,000 cases per week not being heard in the courts,” he explained.However, Mr. Rainford noted that the thrust towards sending more cases for mediation to the Foundation, has been helping with the fair and timely resolution of some.The Justice Ministry has also partnered with the DRF to train 50 Justices of the Peace and community leaders in Restorative Justice. The Ministry is now trying to recruit a national technical advisor for the programme.“This person will help to drive the Restorative Justice programme in the Ministry of Justice, and we need somebody who has that interest. We have been facing challenges in identifying such a person. We have gone overseas and we are looking as wide as possible to see if we can find that candidate,” Mr. Rainford told the AGM.Turning to the issue of selecting persons for jury duty using their Taxpayer Registration Number (TRN), Mr. Rainford disclosed that the Ministry is hoping to receive the list from the Tax Administration Department next week.Also speaking at the AGM, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the DRF, Donna Parchment Brown, reported that last year the DRF had a 54 per cent settlement rate for cases referred to it by the Supreme Court.She also said there was an increase of 4.54 per cent in the number of referrals to the DRF from the Supreme Court for this year, compared to last year. She is predicting next year the DRF could face a 30-35 per cent increase in referrals. Advertisementslast_img read more

Director Of Natural Resources Law Center To Speak As Part Of Chancellor's Lecture Series

first_img Published: Sept. 27, 1999 Director of CU-Boulder’s Natural Resources Law Center Gary Bryner will explore the challenges Americans face in preserving national parks, wild lands and biodiversity for future generations as part of the Fall Chancellor’s Community Lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Bryner is the former director of the Public Policy Program at Brigham Young University and also served as the Natural Resources Law Center’s El Paso Energy Corporation Law Fellow in 1997, studying issues of mineral development in federally protected areas. This fall, the lecture series is highlighting faculty from CU-Boulder’s Center of the American West, including its co-founders Charles Wilkinson and Patricia Limerick, the Natural Resources Law Center and the Indian Law Clinic. All talks are at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel at The Academy, located at 970 Aurora Ave. in Boulder. Each of the monthly lectures is free and open to the public. The program is co-sponsored by The Academy and the CU-Boulder Office of Community Relations on Wednesday evenings once a month from September through December. The series continues the community program launched in September of 1998 that brings CU faculty into the community for talks ranging from arts and humanities to business and the sciences. Bryner has also been involved with several other research institutions, including the Brookings Institution, the National Academy of Public Administration, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. His publications include work in the areas of air pollution and global environmental issues, and his more thematic works examine the interplay of science, law, markets, administrative behavior and regulatory policy.Other lectures in the Fall series will include: “Worlds of Possibility: Exploring Ethnicity in Environmental Thought” Nov. 10 by history professor and co-founder of the Center of the American West, Patricia Limerick, exploring how a recognition of ethnic diversity can enrich and redeem environmental movements. “American Indian Tribal Sovereignty and Environmental Justice” Dec.8 by Sarah Krakoff, assistant professor and former director of the Indian Law Clinic, exploring whether tribal exercises of sovereignty concerning environmental matters inherently become questions of environmental justice for American Indians. Parking is available along the streets bordering The Academy: Lincoln, Cascade, Aurora and 10th. For more information, contact the CU-Boulder Office of Community Relations at 303-492-8384. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Stunt workers still seeking representation, respect from Academy

first_imgHomeFeaturedStunt workers still seeking representation, respect from Academy Feb. 23, 2019 at 4:45 amFeaturedNewsStunt workers still seeking representation, respect from AcademyAngel Carreras2 years agoacademy awardsNewsoscarsSanta MonicaAcademy Award trophy. Image courtesy of Wikipedia. With the Academy Awards taking place tomorrow, an intense focus will be placed on films released throughout the year. Many aspects of these films will be celebrated such as costumes, sound design, lighting. However, one aspect of these films that aren’t being represented: stunt work. Since the days of Steamboat Bill, Jr. and a house falling around Buster Keaton, stunt people have been one of the rare groups who work in film to not be recognized by the Academy. “Isn’t that interesting,” Alex Daniels, 38-year veteran stunt coordinator and President of the Stuntmen’s Association said. “As prominent as stunt work is, creatively in films, today and always has been, it’s still not acknowledged by the Academy.”Daniels says he and his stunt community have been fighting for representation at the Oscars since at least 1991. Even with several stunt members in the Academy, they’ve had discussions and meetings but have gained no traction in their fight. The fight is two-fold for Daniels and the stunt community. The first and most important, Daniels says, is respect for craft, second being compensation. Daniels says stunt workers are at times broadly viewed as “people that just throw themselves down a flight of stairs for money” but argues his field is a craft as valuable as any other that’s recognized, one that requires immense planning, patience, endurance and skill. Sometimes, he says, stunt coordinators receive a script that may say “characters fight” and the responsibility to construct a scene is entirely up to the stunt team. Even in a superhero-dominated CGI-heavy cinema-scape, stunt people are doing spandex-laden, motion-captured stunts.“To say that the work of stunt people and coordinators isn’t artistic isn’t just untrue, it’s far-fetched,” Daniels said. “Just look at the clips used for Best Film, Direction, certainly for acting, it’ll include action, quite likely performed by a stunt person. And those clips are promoting other categories. It’s bizarre [The Academy] don’t want to recognize stunt work as a contribution to a final product.”Marneen Lynne Fields, a legendary stunt performer nicknamed “Hollywood’s Original Fall Girl” by stunt coordinator J.P. Bill Catching, echoes Daniels thoughts. As a pioneering stuntwoman, Fields has taken a litany of brutal bumps from the stunts she’s done: nearly 50-foot high falls, high dives, high jumps, and pratfalls, to name a few. The least the Academy can do, she says, is to respect the talent given and pain taken for the artform she and her fellow stunt people love so much. “I can’t emphasize enough, stunt people are actors in every sense of the word,” Fields said. “You do these high falls, you’re taught to scream to sell it. You’re taught to mimic the actress in all of her moments. It takes great versatility and talent to do stunts. ”Aside from respect, stunt people would like the pay involved in Academy-nominated films.One stunt person who worked on Best Picture nominee Black Panther asked not to be named for this piece said he joined the film for a plethora of reasons– what it meant to him and what it would mean to culture-at-large. With the film being nominated for Best Picture, he acknowledged his residuals are going to look good. “I’m going to be looking forward to my walks to the mailbox for a while,” he said with a laugh. Daniels agreed, saying any person — actor, makeup artist, whoever — that’s won or been nominated for an Academy Award has a substantial pay bump afterward, noting it isn’t all about the money, however.“It’s about the respect that isn’t being given to the stunt community,” Fields added. Whether respect or pay bump or both, it’s all tied into recognition. “The logical thing to do,” Fields said, “Would be for the Academy to recognize Best Stuntman, Best Stuntwoman, Best Stunt Director, and Best Stunt Ensemble to make the Academy Awards fair to a group of people who are not only great actors, performers, champions, and athletes in their own right, but who are also the only talent that risks their lives on a daily basis in the name of filmmaking. It’s long overdue.”“[Gaining recognition by The Academy] is like an insurance claim,” Daniels said. “Deny, deny, deny until it goes away, but we’re not going away. We’re so important to the creative work of this industry, and we deserve to be seen.” [email protected] :academy awardsNewsoscarsSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentA bumpy road to the Oscars could end in triumph for NetflixState lawmakers considering new e-scooter rulesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

33 year old man charged with Natalie Mc Guinness’s murder in Sligo

first_img Previous articleTribune poll shows growing support for Sinn Fein and Independents in DonegalNext articleAA questions effectiveness of new “Slow Zones” in selected estates News Highland Google+ Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn WhatsApp Facebook A 33 year old man has been charged with murdering Natalie McGuinness in Sligo yesterday.Oisin Conroy, of The Mews, Mail Coach Road in Sligo, appeared in Sligo District Court this morning with a heavily bandaged head and wearing a blue hoody.Sergeant Patrick Harney gave evidence that Mr Conroy made no reply when he was charged with murder in the early hours of this morning.Defence barrister Keith O’Grady requested that his client get all the appropriate medical attention in custody, and said that this is a case where the defendant will require psychiatric evaluation as a matter of urgency.Judge Kevin Kilraine asked whether Mr Conroy was a suicide risk.Inspector Paul Kilcoyne said that Oisin Conroy’s injuries were self-inflicted and that he s a threat to himself.Judge Kilraine remanded Mr Conroy in custody to Castlerea Prison on two conditions; that he have psychiatric care in custody and that he is placed on suicide watch. Twitter By News Highland – October 29, 2015 Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Homepage BannerNewscenter_img 33 year old man charged with Natalie Mc Guinness’s murder in Sligo WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Twitter Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Bicycling In Atlanta Kicking Into High Gear

first_img Share For Whom The Bell Rings 11:30 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Rebecca Serna speaks with Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer about the “state of bicycles” in Atlanta.11:30On Tuesday, Atlanta voters said yes to a $250 million infrastructure bond package that will begin to address the city’s backlog of infrastructure projects. This means drivers will eventually see re-paved roads, and pedestrians will have fixed sidewalks — but what about the city’s cyclists?Rebecca Serna is executive director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, the non-profit group that conducted the feasibility study for the city’s upcoming bicycle share program. She joined the “A Closer Look” studio to talk about the state of bicycling in the city. Serna said that the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition would like to see Atlanta become a city where everyone, not just habitual cyclists, feels comfortable pedaling down the street. However, she explained that, although many Atlantans may be afraid to ride a bike on the city’s congested roads, the city is on its way to becoming more bike-friendly. The new infrastructure bond package list includes 12 new bike lanes that would run along entire city streets. Serna said that adding bike lanes to roads like DeKalb Avenue would make traffic more predictable, with cars no longer unsafely swerving to pass a cyclist.The most important thing to the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition when looking at locations for bicycle paths was connectivity, which Serna said is Atlanta’s main problem when it comes to cycling. She noted that while the city currently has 45 miles of bicycling paths, they don’t always connect in a convenient way.With new bike paths slated to be installed downtown, Serna predicted that the next few years will be “big” for bikes. But she noted that pedestrians, walkers, and drivers will all have to get rid of the “tribe mentality” that can lead to unsafe practices between users of one transportation method to another.“You can’t necessarily change human behavior.  When someone acts like a jerk on a bike, they probably act like a jerk when they drive,” Serna said.She said she hopes that the bike share program, set to begin this summer, will provide a helpful transit option for commuters and get non-cyclists excited about riding on two wheels.  Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Closer Look: Carl Lewis; Affordable Housing; And More

first_img Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share Add to My List In My List For Whom The Bell Rings Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:0:00:  As part of a continuing series on affordable housing, cohost Rose Scott visits the apartment search agency, Promove;17:51:  Nathaniel Smith, Chairman of the Atlanta Board of Education Affordable Housing Task Force, talks about the group’s plan to focus on affordable housing;37:58:  A rebroadcast of an interview with four-time Olympian, Carl Lewis, who won his last gold medal at the ’96 Olympic games in Atlanta.Like us on Facebook ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Storieslast_img read more