Airlines are wary over NATS plan Tags: NULL Share AIRLINES do not want the government to reduce its dominant stake in the country’s air-traffic control system below 25 per cent, it is understood.The government is considering reducing its 49 per cent stake in the air-traffic control system NATS as part of measures to pay off the ballooning public debt.But the Airline Group, a consortium of airlines which owns 42 per cent of NATS, is understood to think that a reduced government stake would weaken national influence over European Union air traffic policy.“It would be highly damaging if we were left on the sidelines to watch while others, notably France, Germany and Spain, decided the future of the air traffic control industry,” Airline Group chairman Peter Read wrote in a letter to transport secretary Philip Hammond.The government will decide by the time of its 23 March budget whether to sell the stake.Potential bidders for the stake include services company Serco, the owner of London’s Gatwick airport Global Infrastructure Partners and US defence company Lockheed Martin.Airlines which own a stake in NATS include British Airways, Virgin, Lufthansa-owned bmi, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook and Tui Travel.•Rolls Royce is understood to be discussing a deal with Qantas that would see the Australian airline get free servicing of its engines rather than cash compensation for last November’s engine troubles. The engine maker still expects to book a £50m-£60m one-off change for the engine failure that forced Qantas to ground its Airbus A380 fleet. KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Sunday 6 February 2011 9:59 pm
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter DraftKings has become the first operator to secure a daily fantasy sports (DFS) licence in Iowa and has revealed plans to launch in the state in the coming days. DraftKings clinches first daily fantasy sports licence in Iowa Regions: US Iowa 25th October 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting DFS DraftKings has become the first operator to secure a daily fantasy sports (DFS) licence in Iowa and has revealed plans to launch in the state in the coming days.The new licence, awarded by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC), will permit DraftKings to roll out online and mobile DFS contests in the state.IRGC administrator Brian Ohorilko confirmed the news to iGamingBusiness and said the state regulator is also considering at least one other application a for DFS licence.DraftKings looks set to go live in Iowa within the next few days, after it replied to a number of comments on its official customer service account on Twitter saying that it will enter the state “in the coming days”.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: World Poker Tour Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter DFS Tags: Fantasy Sports
The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Union Sugar Estates Co Ltd (UNSE.mu) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited specialises in growing and cultivating sugarcane amongst other agricultural products. The company has, however, diversified into agro-industry, tourism, IT services and trading. The Union Sugar Estates Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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ArchDaily Save this picture!© Pregnolato & Kusuki Estúdio Fotográfico+ 24 Share Photographs: Pregnolato & Kusuki Estúdio FotográficoCollaborators:Acácia Furuya, Bibiana Ferreira, Pedro MaugerStructural Engineering:Maria de Lourdes MesquitaArchitects In Charge:Anderson Freitas, Juliana de Araujo AntunesCity:Sao PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pregnolato & Kusuki Estúdio FotográficoText description provided by the architects. In designing our house on an urban plot with dimensions of 6 x 24m, located in Rua Juranda, Vila Beatriz, São Paulo, we were forced to establish certain criteria for the construction of a house of approximately 150 sqm.Save this picture!Planta 0+ 24As the terrain of the plot had an accentuated slope, the bottom of the plot being over three and a half metres below the pavement level, the building was distributed over half levels, separated by a three storey void which contains the staircase access to the floors. This void organises the spaces of the house: living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor as well as three bedrooms, two bathrooms, office and a ‘deck’ on the upper floors. The house is built up to the edges of the plot and consequently it is lit and ventilated from the front and rear.Save this picture!© Pregnolato & Kusuki Estúdio FotográficoThe idea was to make the house as transparent as possible, in a way that would establish a relationship with the external areas. In order make this viable, we designed the openings at the front and rear of the house to be on the same axis and to be three metres wide. When open, the glazing elements slide behind the walls uniting the internal and external spaces.We sought to execute the construction work in the most economical manner possible. From the start, we tried to avoid as far as possible any kind of earth moving, which is always an onerous part of the budget of any construction. For this reason, all of the slabs, including those on the ground floor are supported on the structure of the lateral walls of the house. The house is given structure by steel reinforced concrete cast on site with the slabs in prefabricated concrete remaining visible after construction. All of the brickwork is in ceramic blocks covered with a white render. We opted to put all of the house’s infrastructure on the lowest floor, making use of the nature slope, this includes: a water cistern, boiler and sewage treatment system.Save this picture!© Pregnolato & Kusuki Estúdio FotográficoOverall, this is a project that tried to limit the dimensions, to the strictly necessary, of areas such as bedrooms and bathrooms so that the communal spaces would be more generous even within this narrow plot, promoting communal living, preferably with friends.Save this picture!© Pregnolato & Kusuki Estúdio FotográficoProject gallerySee allShow less12th International Architecture Exhibition VeniceArticles2010 Monsters of Design (MoD)Articles Share CopyAbout this officeApiacás ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSao PauloApiacás ArquitetosHousesTop100BrazilPublished on August 16, 2010Cite: “Juranda House / Apiacás Arquitetos” 16 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Individual giving Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 33 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis An online campaign to raise funds for a newspaper advert promoting the open source Firefox Web browser in Europe has raised over ‚€48,000.The income was used to publish a full-page advert in the business section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in Germany on 2 December 2004. The advert was the first publicly-funded advert for open source software in Europe.The online campaign secured donations from 2,403 people, and exceeded its target by ‚€10,000. This surplus was donated to Mozilla Europe, the European affiliate of the Mozilla Foundation. Advertisement Howard Lake | 10 December 2004 | News European campaign for Firefox advert raises ‚€48,000 The European appeal follows a US campaign in October 2004 which raised over $250,000 online in 10 days to pay for an advert in the New York Times.
HondurasAmericas Reporters Without Borders condemns the murder of Héctor Francisco Medina Polanco, 35, the host of a news programme on provincial TV station Omega Visión, who died in a hospital in the northern city of San Pedro Sula yesterday from the gunshot injuries he had received the day before. Medina was shot twice in the chest and once in the arm by two men on a motorcycle who followed him to his home in Morazán, a town outside the nearby city of El Progreso. He was almost certainly killed in connection with his work as a journalist. In his TV programme, he often criticized irregularities in the Morazán municipal government and referred to land disputes involving the region’s cattle farmers.The serious reprisals to which Honduran journalists are exposed when they dare to cover disputes over the use of farm land have been highlighted of late by the persecution of community radio stations Radio Faluma Bimetu (Radio Coco Dulce) and La Voz de Zacate Grande.Medina had received threats as a result of the views he had expressed on agricultural issues. On 3 May (World Press Freedom Day), Reporters Without Borders added the powerful Honduran businessman landowner Miguel Facussé Barjum to its list of “Predators of Press Freedom.”“It will be hard to celebrate National Day of the Journalist on 25 May if the persecution of community radio stations and news media opposed to the June 2009 coup d’état continues at the same frenetic pace, especially in the San Pedro Sula region, where there have been several cases in recent days,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The rule of law continues to disintegrate. We are still awaiting results in the investigations into the 10 murders of journalists last year (in three of which there was a probable or proven link to the victim’s work). We hope it will not be the same with the investigation into this murder.“While offering our condolences to Medina’s family and colleagues, we would like to issue a reminder of the three challenges Honduras must address: the fight against impunity for the murders of journalists and human rights activists, an overhaul of broadcasting and telecommunications legislation, and rendering justice in a transparent manner for the most serious abuses since the coup d’état.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Honduras should not be readmitted to the Organization of American States (from which it was suspended after the coup), without offering anything at all in return.” Help by sharing this information Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Reports HondurasAmericas RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” May 13, 2021 Find out more to go further May 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local TV journalist gunned down in north, motive almost certainly linked to work Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Honduras News April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News
Twitter Previous articleLimerick FC have one hand on the titleNext articleFirst steps in delivering new Shannon plan agreed admin Facebook NewsLocal NewsGardaí will address city crime concernsBy admin – October 5, 2012 522 WhatsApp Email Linkedin Print GARDA duty rosters have been overlapped to help combat the incidence of night-time crime in Limerick city centre. Details of a range of crime prevention measures were outlined by Henry Street gardaí at a meeting with city centre retailers to encourage greater communication between businesses and gardaí. Among other measures discussed was the provision of a Garda kiosk in the city centre or that gardaí could occupy a vacant retail premises to maintain a visible presence in the main retail district.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A Garda spokesperson told the Limerick Post: “Everyone is anxious to ensure the city centre is an environment that people can enter morning, noon and night without fear of being put upon.”The meeting was facilitated by Limerick Local Heroes. The attendance was addressed by Garda Superintendents Dave Sheahan and Frank O’Brien and Sergeants Brian Broderick and Kevin Balfe of the Community Gardaí.Nigel Dugdale, project manager at Limerick Local Heroes, commented: “It was a very positive meeting. There was a great turnout and we hope it will be the start of a consultation process to improve communications between the gardaí and retailers.”“One issue that arose was the perception that the streets of Limerick are unsafe. Statistically, the level of crime in Limerick City has actually reduced although there are still issues that retailers face on a daily basis. This perception of Limerick City is definitely something that needs to be addressed.”Referring to the provision of a city centre kiosk, Mr Dugdale said that the gardaí “didn’t knock the suggestion as it was something that was done before on O’Connell Street in Dublin,”“They weren’t saying that the gardaí should move into the city centre completely. it would just be for them to have a presence there and give people a sense of safety and a place where they could drop in and voice any issues they have.”The Garda spokesperson noted that other matters which were brought to attention included begging in the city centre, and charity fundraisers “collecting money using harrassment.”Mr Dugdale remarked: “The guards actually don’t have the power to move these fundraisers on as they may be granted licences in district courts outside our jurisdiction. It’s something that may need to be addressed at a higher level.”A further meeting will be held after the Christmas period. Advertisement