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  • Strong summer forecast for Shannon

    first_img Previous articleNew season for Limerick FcNext articleTributes flow for the ‘inimitable’ Jack Bourke admin SHANNON Airport retains more transatlantic traffic than a number of European capital cities, despite the withdrawal of four weekly Continental flights to Newark this summer, according to airport management.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And despite a projected positive outlook from the airport authority, the Booz report deemed that Shannon’s viability would improve if separated from the DAA and placed in a new entity.The report shows that traffic at the airport fell by 50% in the five years to 2010.US airline, Continental, will not operate the extra four flights per week, which serviced Liberty International Airport at Newark in previous years.Instead it will have one flight per day on the route, rather than two. A spokesperson for airport management said the withdrawal was “unavoidable” due to the airline’s maintenance schedule.Charles de Gaulle in Paris will also see their additional service suspended.Aer Lingus is to reduce its Shannon to New York from four flights to three flights a week.This loss is countered with an additional service to Boston each week of the summer.“In addition to the daily Continental service, which will make over 36,000 seats from Shannon available to its Newark hub for the summer months (April through to end October), Aer Lingus will operate services to New York JFK and Boston from the end of March, with the Delta service beginning in May”. Shannon has 4,300 outbound seats to the US for the summer, representing the second largest number of transatlantic services weekly in all of Ireland, behind Dublin Airport and five times more than Belfast.“Shannon is also the second airport on the island with direct services to more than one US destination during the summer”.The spokesperson also echoed the sentiments of Declan Power, business development manager at Shannon Airport, who said at a conference in December that the negative attention surrounding the airport was unwarranted and doing harm to its reputation. Facebook Advertisement Email Twittercenter_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsStrong summer forecast for ShannonBy admin – March 1, 2012 528 Print Linkedinlast_img read more

  • Gardai warn public about NDLS scam

    first_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Gardai warn public about NDLS scam Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 13, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Gardai are warning the public about a scam that’s doing the rounds.A fake Facebook page claiming to be the National Driver Licence Service is inviting people to contact them via WhatsApp, to apply for or renew their driving licence.They’re then seeking payment of over 200 euro, which is a scam to part people with their money.Gardai say the NDLS does not have any official social media pages and this fraudulent page has been reported to Facebook to be removed.They say the only way to contact the NDLS is through the official RSA social media pages or online through www.rsa.ie or www.ndls.ie. Google+center_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleGardai appeal for information following fire in broadband control boxesNext articleASTI telling members they’re not compelled to work for Leaving Cert News Highland WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

  • Regulators approve massive battery storage project to replace peaking power units in New York City

    first_imgRegulators approve massive battery storage project to replace peaking power units in New York City FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享New York Daily News:They make cell phone batteries, car batteries, and AAA batteries. And then there’s the giant battery set the state OK’d Thursday for construction in Queens — a 316-megawatt behemoth that will hold enough electricity to power 250,000 homes for eight hours.The batteries planned for the Ravenswood Generating Station in Long Island City will replace up to 16 natural gas-fired turbines at the sprawling plant, which supplies about a fifth of New York City’s power. It will be partly operational in March 2021, the state Public Service Commission said.Generators will charge the batteries when electricity demand is low. The batteries will send power out to the grid as needed, the PSC says. The idea is to cut the need for fossil-fueled peak generators, which are turned on when electricity demand is highest — such as hot summer days when New Yorkers crank up the air conditioning. “This facility will displace energy produced from fossil plants during peak periods, resulting in cleaner air and reduced carbon emissions,” said PSC chairman John Rhodes.In 2014, good-government group Environment New York Research and Policy Center ranked the Ravenswood Generating Station as the state’s biggest greenhouse gas polluter. The facility generates electricity by burning more than 3 million gallons of oil per year. By converting some of the station’s real estate into a battery storage facility, officials will be able to better store and distribute electricity produced by zero-emissions energy sources like wind and solar, according to an environmental impact study for the project.Gov. Cuomo in 2018 announced a plan to increase the state’s energy storage capacity to 1,500 megawatts by 2025. The battery facility in Long Island City will store up to 316 megawatts.More: Giant electric battery set will curb Ravenswood plant pollution in Queens, state sayslast_img read more

  • Dan Walker to host England Golf Awards 2019

    first_img BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker has been confirmed as the host of the England Golf Awards 2019.Dan was a huge hit when he presented the 2018 Awards for 500 guests at the Royal Lancaster London.The journalist and broadcaster is a keen golfer and commented: “I loved hosting the England Golf Awards last year so it’s an absolute pleasure to be invited back again. I look forward to another wonderful night of celebration.”He’ll be doing the honours on Thursday 21 March when the England Golf Awards 2019 will again take place at the Royal Lancaster London.The glamorous black tie evening will celebrate the people, clubs and counties who are the true heroes of the game.Full details of this year’s award categories will be announced on Thursday 1 November when nominations will open. Tickets will also go on sale for the must-attend night of the golfing calendar.At the 2018 awards Tommy Fleetwood was hailed for the Performance of the Year, teenager Lily May Humphreys was recognised as a Rising Star, while other award winners were:Volunteer of the Year – Jean Hooper of Bramley Golf Club, SurreyYoung Ambassador of the Year – Liam Ridgill of Drax Golf Club, YorkshireLifetime Service Award – Anders Mankert of Cosby Golf Club, LeicestershireCoach of the Year – Matthew Turnock of Mottram Hall Golf Club, CheshireClub of the Year – Leeds Golf Centre, YorkshireMost Welcoming Club of the Year – Golf at Goodwood, SussexChampionship Venue of the Year – Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club, SuffolkCounty of the Year – Middlesex 29 Oct 2018 Dan Walker to host England Golf Awards 2019 Tags: Clubs, Counties, Dan Walker, England Golf Awards 2019, Royal Lancaster London, Volunteerslast_img read more

  • Crosby out again with concussion-like symptoms

    first_imgby Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP)—Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms.Crosby said Monday he noticed a recurrence of the problems that sidelined him for more than 10 months earlier this year following a 3-1 loss to Boston last week. SIDNEY CROSBY Crosby sat out Pittsburgh’s two-game road trip to Philadelphia and New York as a precaution but said he’s noticed familiar symptoms during light workouts over the weekend.The 24-year-old former MVP said there is no timetable for his return but he will definitely not play on Tuesday against Detroit.Crosby has 12 points in eight games this season, but hasn’t scored a goal since netting two in his season debut on Nov. 23 against the Islanders.Crosby called the setback beyond frustrating but stressed it was important to be safe.last_img read more

  • Parking Wars Continue in Red Bank

    first_imgRates To Increase in JulyBy John BurtonRED BANK – A recently instituted parking fee increase that goes into effect in July has downtown businesses and some elected officials crying foul and fearing its impact.Despite an outcry from the business community and from two of its own members, the Borough Council voted at its May 11 meeting to raise the fees for both on-street metered spaces and for those slots in the municipal-owned lots.Borough Councilman Michael Whelan, a Republican who took office in January, chairs the council’s parking committee and called the final ordinance “a compromise.” The final ordinance came after “hours and hours and hours and hours” of discussions with individual business owners and with the organizations for the business community – Red Bank RiverCenter and the recently established Red Bank Business Alliance, according to the councilman.The borough council vote for the ordinance was 4-2, with Whelan and fellow Republicans Mark Taylor and Linda Schwabenbauer and Democrat Kathy Horgan voting in favor and Democrat Ed Zipprich and independent Cindy Burnham opposing it.“It’s a fair compromise,” Whelan maintained about what was finally adopted by the governing body. Whelan also said that the conversations with merchants in the downtown business district found, “They respected us and we listened to them.”And Jay Herman, a member of RiverCenter’s executive committee, and a longstanding commercial property owner, echoed that respectful tone commenting that the council is made up of “hardworking, honest and sincere people who really want to do the right thing.”“But,” Herman continued, “We think it is a grand mistake,” believing it can’t help but have a negative impact on local businesses and the community.Anthony Barbero, chief operating officer of Industry magazine, whose wife owns and operates CoCo Pari, a Broad Street women’s boutique, was blunt, saying he believed the elected officials “should have their heads examined. They actually need help,” he said, believing this action hurts business and the entire community while they’re “fighting over quarters,” and lacking vision for the community’s future.The ordinance raises the cost of parking in the municipal lots to $1 an hour from the current 50 cents; on-street meters would jump from the $1 an hour to $1.50 per hour. Permit parking passes would also rise, going from $135 to $180 for a 30-day permit, from $200 to $275 for a three-month permit and from $400 to $500 for six months.Initially there were discussions about extending meter-feeding time past the current 6 p.m. to later in the evening; actually having higher rates than those just approved; and doubling the minimum cost to park in the lot from its current one-hour minimum. But these provisions were abandoned as part of the compromise Whelan spoke about. He also called the cost hike a “rate adjustment” given its been years since the meter price had been last adjusted; and even with the increases it’s less than what it cost to park in Long Branch or Asbury Park. (Asbury also requires paying meters until midnight.)The increases were broached in discussions between Whelan and the council finance committee, looking at ways to offset the expected tax increase when the municipal budget is introduced at the May 25 meeting to make the Trenton-imposed deadline for the budget.“Every time you do one of these things, it’s piling on, it’s making it worse,” for the business community, said RiverCenter’s Herman. “The result is, if fewer people are coming to town, the businesses don’t prosper.” And that, Herman explained, has a negative impact on the tax ratable base, hurting all taxpayers.Parking meters in Red Bank.“I seriously believe for every dollar that they raise from the added meter costs, they will lose several dollars in tax assessment,” Herman warned.Commercial properties now account for 49 percent of the tax base, according to borough information.Red Bank shouldn’t be comparing itself to other municipalities, Herman maintained. Instead, he said, “we should be looking at the smartest, most sophisticated owners of real estate,” such as those who operate shopping centers like the Grove, Shrewsbury, and Monmouth Mall, in Eatontown, who realize the benefit of no-charge parking.Whelan’s two members of his parking committee have also offered stern criticism of this move. Both Edward Zipprich, a Democrat, and Cindy Burnham, an independent (and former Republican), were “annoyed” – Zipprich’s word – at what they saw as Whelan’s unilateral move to meet with the finance committee and move forward with an ordinance the two had issues with. “Then we never heard from him (Whelan),” until the ordinance was introduced, Zipprich said.Zipprich and Burnham – long political foils who rarely agree on anything – shared their opposition on this. This is the first budget by the Republican majority, established in January and for Zipprich “They shouldn’t be balancing their budget on parking fees.”“I know finance (committee) is just doing this to balance the budget,” Burnham echoed, believing “the council should look at other means to cut costs and save money.”George Lyristis, a partner in the downtown restaurants the Bistro at Red Bank and Teak and active in the recently established Red Bank Business Alliance, vented his frustration. “Anytime you make it more difficult and inconvenient for customers to come into the downtown,” Lyristis warned, “you chase them away.”Most vexing for Lyristis is that the additional money raised by this increase isn’t specifically earmarked for parking and road improvement. Instead, “They put it in the general fund,” he said, adding, “So my customers pay for a tax hike.”Discussion of parking always ignites passionate debates as the town continues to look at remedies for its decades-old chronic parking space shortfall. And those discussions seem to always turn toward talks of a parking garage – long advocated by the business community and some elected officials, but traditionally opposed by homeowners who fear the cost’s impact on taxes. It again has become a focal point, especially for Whelan who insists he’s committed to bringing that plan to fruition by seeing a parking garage erected at the borough-owned White Street parking lot.“This council,” Republican-controlled – “understands it,” what it would take to get the garage built, Whelan said. And “We’ve had discussions” with private developers for a possible public/private partnership to build and operate, he continued.Whelan is so convinced that it will happen that he and other council Republicans are promising a “sunset provision” for the meter price hike, pledging on rolling them back if the garage project doesn’t move forward by the end of the year.That provision, however, is not formalized in the adopted ordinance.Herman, who has been down this road before in these discussions of a garage and parking remedies, takes a wait-and-see attitude on the rollback promise. “All it takes is for the council to say at the end of the year ‘Well, we didn’t figure on this,’ or ‘We didn’t count on that,’” and that promise will be left curbside, he said.last_img read more

  • Brand South Africa to participate in Africa Travel Indaba 2019

    first_imgSouth Africa prides itself on being one of the top tourist destinations in the world. On average, the country welcomes over 3 million* (2017) visitors to its shores annually, making tourism one of the the key sectors that drives economic growth. Stats SA projects that by 2026, the number of direct jobs created by tourism in South Africa, will reach 1 million vs over 2.26 million total jobs that will be supported by the sector.It’s no surprise that Africa’s Travel Indaba is a major draw card and one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar. Taking place from 2 – 4 May at the Durban International Convention Centre, it provides an opportunity for key players in the sector to showcase Africa’s finest tourism products to  both domestic and international audiences of visitors and buyers. .In delivering on the mandate to promote South Africa as an attractive investment destination, Brand South Africa will participate at this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba. . As part of the week’s programme, we will participate in the Tourism Communicators Forum as well as the Tourism Investment Seminar to deliver a Nation Brand Masterclass and share insights on Nation Brand performance. Alignment and coordination with our stakeholders is key to marketing South Africa – the execution of our programme is in  collaboration with the National Department of Tourism (NDT), South Africa Tourism (SAT), the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Government Technical Advisory Centre (GTAC).In addition, Brand South Africa will host a stand at the exhibition centre. Visit our stand, take a picture of yourself in our #IHeartSA Insta-frame, and stand in line to win a weekend away to Limpopo. *Terms & Conditions apply.*Africa’s Travel Indaba is owned by South African Tourism and organised by Synergy Business Events (Pty) Ltd. Follow the conversation on all social media platforms: #Indaba19 #AfricaMovesYouWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

  • Video: 4-Star WR Cordell Broadus, Snoop Dogg’s Son, Commits To UCLA

    first_imgCordell Broadus commits to UCLA on ESPNU, with his father Snoop Dogg with him.Snoop Dogg’s son will be a UCLA Bruin. Wednesday afternoon four-star wide receiver Cordell Broadus announced he has committed to UCLA. Snoop Dogg, of course, is a major USC fan and has often been seen on the Trojans’ sideline over the past 10-15 years. That USC fandom has come to an end, though, the father says. Broadus, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect out of Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nevada), was reportedly considering the Bruins, USC, Arizona State and Notre Dame. “We’re Bruins now.” -Snoop Dogg pic.twitter.com/3pbVh86qVD— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) February 4, 2015UCLA’s 2015 class ranks No. 9 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

  • Johnson Smith Inks Post – Brexit Trade Agreement with UK

    first_img Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade was among nine (9) Caribbean Ministers of Trade who together with UK Trade Minister, Hon. George Hollingbery, signed an agreement to preserve existing preferential trade terms between their countries and the United Kingdom in a Post-Brexit era.Welcoming the development, Minister Johnson Smith said “Continuity and certainty are key to our business community and for our government. Given that the United Kingdom is our largest trading partner within the EU, it has been important for the Government of Jamaica, since the Brexit referendum in 2016, to work within CARIFORUM to preserve our existing preferential trade terms notwithstanding uncertainties regarding the Brexit process. The signature of this Agreement safeguards the uninterrupted continuation of trade between our region and the UK, and is consistent with the Government‟s vision that trade should be an engine of growth.”The Minister explained that the CARIFORUM / UK Economic Partnership Agreement would „roll-over‟ the terms of the CARIFORUM /EU Economic Partnership Agreement and would therefore cover trade in goods, trade in services and trade-related issues such as Intellectual Property Rights.The signing took place during the Twenty Fifth Meeting of the CARIFORUM Council of Ministers in Castries, St. Lucia, from March 21-22, which engaged in trade policy discussions as well aspreparations for the next phase of ACP / EU Post- Cotonou arrangements.The countries who signed were: Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Other countries committed to completing their domestic procedures in short order. Story Highlights Welcoming the development, Minister Johnson Smith said “Continuity and certainty are key to our business community and for our government. Given that the United Kingdom is our largest trading partner within the EU, it has been important for the Government of Jamaica, since the Brexit referendum in 2016, to work within CARIFORUM to preserve our existing preferential trade terms notwithstanding uncertainties regarding the Brexit process. The signature of this Agreement safeguards the uninterrupted continuation of trade between our region and the UK, and is consistent with the Government‟s vision that trade should be an engine of growth.” Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade was among nine (9) Caribbean Ministers of Trade who together with UK Trade Minister, Hon. George Hollingbery, signed an agreement to preserve existing preferential trade terms between their countries and the United Kingdom in a Post-Brexit era. The Minister explained that the CARIFORUM / UK Economic Partnership Agreement would „roll-over‟ the terms of the CARIFORUM /EU Economic Partnership Agreement and would therefore cover trade in goods, trade in services and trade-related issues such as Intellectual Property Rights.last_img read more

  • ONE CEO Teething Problems Cost Us USD 400 Mn

    first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: K Line The newly launched carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) expects its teething problems to have a USD 400 million impact to the company’s bottom line for the fiscal year of 2018.The teething problems, which mostly relate to booking reception and documentation operations, have had a major impact on the company’s business performance since launching in April 2018 as a joint venture between K Line, MOL and NYK Line.Namely, for the first half of the fiscal year 2018, covering the period from April to September 2018, ONE booked a loss of USD 311 million, much wider than USD 38 million previously forecast.For the full fiscal year, the company anticipates to book a loss of USD 600 million, a major downgrade from the expected profit of USD 110 million.Speaking at an investors meeting in Tokyo on November 28, ONE’s CEO Jeremy Nixon, said that the root cause of the teething problems were unexpected regulatory delays that tightened the time window for the company to ready for launching.“Back in July 2017, we were hoping to receive regulatory clearance which would then allow us  to be able to plan all the offices, set up all tax implications for 120 countries, get our IT data systems up and running etc. We would have been able to select our staff and bring them over from the legacy companies, making us largely ready so when we went live with the bookings from February 2018 we could be safe on the operation in April 2018,” he said.However, the regulatory framework was pushed considerably with the final clearance secured at the end of October, leaving ONE with only four months to prepare the organization to go live with bookings.One of the key issues during the transition period were inadequate human resources and delays in uploading the required data.“Because of the tighter regulatory window we didn’t have as many resources as we needed initially to be able to set up all our IT systems and get everything working perfectly. We didn’t have an IT problem, we had a resource issue and data load-up issue,” Nixon pointed out.The issue was fixed as the company entered into the second quarter of its business operation.Nixon added that the teething problems were behind the company and that opportunities lost due to the said issues in the first half of the year would be recovered by fiscal year 2019.Looking into 2019, the company expects an overall benign market with supply and demand growing at around 4 pct respectively. Furthermore, newbuilding deliveries are anticipated to be quite low further tightening the demand and supply balance.ONE is in the process of renewing contracts with its customers for the fiscal year 2019 and is working on introducing a floating fuel recovery surcharge.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more