Indian aviation market facing very tough competition cost environment unfavourable IATA

first_imgSeoul: Indian airlines are facing very tough competition and the cost environment too is not in their favour, IATA chief Alexandre de Juniac has said, amid more than 25-year-old Jet Airways shuttering operations. India was one of the fastest growing domestic aviation markets in the world but growth turned negative in April mainly on account of Jet Airways crisis. To a query on what could have gone wrong for Jet Airways, de Juniac said, in India full service airlines are facing some difficulties while low cost carriers are doing a little better. Currently, India has two operational full service carriers Air India and Vistara. The latter expects to start international operations in the second half of 2019. Speaking on the sidelines of the recently concluded annual general meeting, IATA’s director general and chief executive officer said high costs, adverse conditions such as fluctuation in rupee against the US dollar and strong competition were putting pressure on the profitability of airlines. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is a grouping of nearly 290 airlines. Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet and Vistara are among the members. About Jet Airways, which was a strong and contributing member of IATA, de Juniac said the airline’s grounding was a pity and also reflects tough competition in the sector. “It tells us that the Indian market is tough due to macroeconomic conditions, the rupee, the oil prices and more generally the costs. These are putting pressure on the profitability of Indian members and it is a market where the competition is very tough,” he said in an interview. Jet Airways, which had a significant number of domestic and international flights, temporarily suspended operations in April after it ran out of cash. To a query on whether the tough situation for airlines has also to do with their business models, the IATA chief replied in the affirmative but did not elaborate. Noting that cost environment is not very favourable for airlines in India, de Juniac said prospects for the airlines’ industry are less positive than six months ago. “It is a global trend, which is more accurate and visible for cargo than for passengers. We still see a strong demand in the passenger business,” he added. Global airline industry is expected to rake in a profit of $28 billion this year, much lower than the earlier forecast of $35.5 billion as rising fuel prices and weakening world trade are adversely impacting the business environment, IATA said earlier this month. On expectations from the new government in India, the IATA chief said taxes can be lowered, competition on fuel supply can be improved and more efforts being taken on regulating airports. “Regulation of airports has been better. The previous government lowered some taxes… (it is) going in the right direction. Apparently, there is a strong push to extend airport capacity. Our concerns are taken into account. What we urge the government is to make decisions quicker,” he noted. Among others, the grouping would like India to adopt revised airport slot allocation guidelines. IATA has been pitching for a single, independent slot coordinator. At the annual general meeting, a resolution on slot policy was approved and the grouping urged governments to adopt globally harmonised principles of slot allocation based on principles of certainty, transparency, sustainability and flexibility. Regarding privatisation of airports, a proposition not encouraged by IATA, de Juniac said by principle it is not against or in favour of privatisation. “We just say be cautious before choosing that solution too quickly. Explore various options if you have on the table… If you want to attract private investors because government can’t afford as it is expensive and long term investment, we have a set of rules or guidelines that we provide to governments to run the concession process properly,” he said. When asked whether country’s largest carrier IndiGo would be joining IATA, de Juniac said the airline is more than welcome and expressed hope that one day it would join the grouping. Officials of IndiGo, which has nearly 50 per cent domestic market share, were present at the annual general meeting as the airline was extended a special invite.last_img read more

UP gets ready for Kanwars

first_imgLucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to ensure proper security of devotees during the upcoming ‘Kanwar yatras that converge on various Shiva temples in the state. The month-long yatra will start from July 17 with the beginning of the Hindu month of ‘Saawan’. Officials have been directed to get the roads on the yatra route cleaned and to sprinkle flower petals on devotees from helicopters that will also monitor the progress of the yatras. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Adityanath has also said that DJs will not be banned but they should only play bhajans and no film song will be allowed. The use of DJs has been a point of discord between Muslims and Hindus and the Akhilesh Yadav government had banned DJs during the yatra. The Chief Minister asked officials to conduct inter-departmental meetings in every zone, district and division to coordinate with each other to avoid any inconvenience. Emphasising on the importance of cleanliness, Adityanath instructed the officials to ban the usage of thermocol and plastic bags during the yatra. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Special security measures should be taken and the dignity of the devotees should be ensured, he said, adding that all arrangements should be made on the lines of Kumbh. Adityanath further asked the officials to identify Shiva temples in their areas and ensure cleanliness, proper drinking water, electricity and security at the shrines. No liquor shops and illegal slaughter houses near the Kanwar yatra route will be allowed to function during this period. Since this year Bakrid or Eid-ul-Zuha and the last Monday of Kanwar yatra will fall on the same day – August 12, the Chief Minister instructed the officials to make proper security measures and check that no illegal slaughtering takes place. He stated that CCTV cameras should be installed in crowded areas during this period to check mischief.last_img read more

Angelina Jolie Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

first_imgUNHCR chief António Guterres and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie have spent a second day visiting Syrian refugees who have escaped the violence in their country.Angelina Jolie meets today with a young Syrian refugee in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.Credit/Copyright: UNHCR/J.TannerFrom UNHCR.org: “Guterres and Jolie, his Special Envoy, visited the Bekaa Valley neighbouring Syria on Wednesday morning and met some of the 67,000 registered refugees in Lebanon as well as members of host communities. In the afternoon, they held talks with top officials, including President Michel Sleiman and Prime Minister Najib Mikati, on the situation and challenges facing Lebanon and the humanitarian response from UNHCR and others.“At a press conference after these talks, Guterres paid tribute to Lebanon for helping so many people at a time when it faced its own acute economic and security concerns. Urging the international community to help shoulder the burden, he said: “It is in everyone’s interest to support not only refugees, but also the states of the region.”“At the same briefing, Jolie spoke about her meetings earlier in the day with refugees living with host families near the Lebanon-Syria border. “I was moved to meet Syrian families … in homes where they are welcomed and protected,” she told journalists.“To show her particular concern for refugee children, Jolie visited the Bar Elias School where UNHCR and Save the Children run remedial classes and provide psychological and social support. Many of the children have missed up to two years of school and are traumatized. Lebanese children also attend the programme to promote integration.“Every day, some 1,000 refugees request registration appointments from UNHCR. To ensure that refugees are quickly registered and assisted, a new mobile registration team was established in the Bekaa Valley city of Baalbek last week, and a registration centre opened in Tripoli on the coast last month.“UNHCR will also establish a presence in the south of Lebanon, where some 7,000 refugees are believed to be residing. In the meantime, UNHCR continues to provide food vouchers and non-food items, shelter improvements, health subsidies and education grants to all refugees who approach its offices.”To read more, visit UNHCR.org.last_img read more

Woman brings complaint against Thunder Bay police after disparaging comments about Indigenous

first_imgWillow Fiddler APTN National NewsIn July, the City of Thunder Bay asked a facilitator to work with police to sensitize them to missing and murdered Indigenous women, residential schools and treaties.The facilitator says some of the officers in the course were doing everything but paying attention.One even questioned her about the numbers of Indigenous women who have gone missing.wfiddler@aptn.calast_img

More pain in the oil patch CanElson Drilling halves dividend cuts capital

CALGARY — CanElson Drilling Inc. said Monday it will reduce its quarterly dividend by 50%, defer the completion of three new drilling rigs, and reduce its capital budget by 80% as a result of low crude oil and natural gas prices.The Calgary-based company says activity remains relatively strong its expects both activity and pricing levels to decline in 2015 in response to what appears to be a prolonged decline in global oil prices.CanElson said it expects to reduce the active rig count — with the biggest reductions in Saskatchewan and North Dakota.Our continued financial discipline will allow CanElson to weather the impact of sustained low commodity pricesIts capital program will fall to $12.9 million from $63.9 million and its quarterly dividend fall to three cents from six cents per share but the company says CanElson has well-positioned itself to withstand price cycles.“Our modern fleet of drilling rigs and our continued financial discipline will allow CanElson to weather the impact of sustained low commodity prices,” said Randy Hawkings, CanElson’s president and chief executive.Is this the end of the oil market as we know it?Oil storage piles up in Hardisty, but price gap leaves traders at disadvantageThe company says 36 drilling rigs, representing 72% of its fleet, are currently active but the number is expected to fall.It also says construction of three rigs — which were to contracted to a customer — has been delayed indefinitely and negotiations with the customer are ongoing. The company had spent $13.6 million on components for the rigs as of Dec. 31.The company’s next financial report is scheduled for March 2, when 2014 12-month and fourth-quarter results are issued. read more

Fighting threatens existence of Colombias indigenous peoples UN warns

Colombia’s indigenous peoples, caught up in the fighting between the Government, rebels and armed militias, are facing tragedy as violent attacks and forced displacement increase, with fears that some smaller and more vulnerable groups and their cultures may actually disappear, the United Nations refugee agency warned today.In the past week, fighting between the Colombian Army and leftist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) uprooted some 3,500 Nasa people in the south-west, while in the north-west, some 4,000 Embera are at imminent risk of displacement because of fighting between guerrillas and paramilitary groups, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported.“The tragedy afflicting the indigenous peoples remains largely invisible,” spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in Geneva. “They often become displaced within their remote regions of origin as they try to preserve ties to their ancestral lands, or else they flee into other remote areas where they cannot be easily detected.”The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), a UNHCR partner, has reported the murder or disappearance of more than 20 indigenous leaders so far this year.The Andean country’s more than 80 indigenous groups together make up a population of just under 1 million people. Although they represent only 2 to 3 per cent of the total population, they make up as much as 8 per cent of the more than 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Virtually all the indigenous groups have been victims of forced displacement or are at serious risk of being displaced from their ancestral lands.Since indigenous identity and culture are closely linked to the land, these communities suffer irreversible damage when forced to flee. This can mean loss of traditional and cultural patterns, including language, and a dramatic deterioration of lifestyle, UNHCR said.The warning was the latest in a series, focusing most recently on the north-western province of Choco, where irregular armed groups have increased their activities since the beginning of this year, imposing blockades to stop food, medicine, fuel and other vital supplies from reaching some communities.But UNHCR and other UN agencies were today visiting the south-western province of Cauca to evaluate the humanitarian needs and support relief efforts by civilian authorities following this week’s displacement of the Nasas, who observers on the ground agree could quickly reach as many as 5,000, if fighting continues. read more

Roller coaster ride winding down for Buckeye seniors

Then-junior running back Jordan Hall (7) is tackled during the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. OSU lost to Florida, 24-16, Jan. 2, 2012.Credit: Lantern file photoFirst there was a Rose Bowl victory. Then a victory in New Orleans at the Sugar Bowl. Then that season was vacated, and the school endured into its first losing season since 1988.Now, a 22-game winning streak. The Ohio State football class of 2013 has been through it all.“It was a roller coaster ride. It started off basically giving us everything — Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl. And then, not trying to down the Gator Bowl or anything, it’s just not the Rose Bowl or the Sugar Bowl,” redshirt-senior quarterback Kenny Guiton said Monday. “We kind of got spoiled from the start, and then once it got down … I’m (just) happy we got to pick it back up for one last go around.”Guiton is one of 18 players set to be recognized Saturday for the Buckeyes’ (10-0, 6-0) home finale against Indiana (4-6, 2-4). With a win, OSU will clinch a Leaders Division title for the second consecutive season.It is a class of seniors that has been under the tutelage of three head coaches in its time at OSU and has gone through the adversity of a bowl ban, among other setbacks.“My class, we came in with (Jim) Tress(el) and then we went to coach (Luke) Fick(ell) and now we got coach (Urban) Meyer, so it’s been a great experience,” senior safety Christian Bryant said Monday. “Coach Meyer, he came in with a great spirit. He wanted to try to turn this program back to where it was before coach Tress left, and I feel like he did a great job of that.”The 2013 seniors have posted an overall record of 40-8, including the vacated 2010-11 season. Its 12-0 campaign a year ago was just the sixth undefeated and untied season in program history and the first since 2002.All that recent success, though, did not come easily after each member was a part of the forgettable 6-7 2011 season.“It’s been one heck of a ride, (with) just a lot of stuff thrown at us,” redshirt-senior center Corey Linsley said Monday. “For the guys that made it through and the guys that stuck it out, through the ups and downs, it’s absolutely been worth it … There’s a lot of reasons why we were 6-7, and why we’re undefeated now. We’ve done nothing but work hard to earn this spot.”In just its second season under Meyer, OSU is on the verge of setting a school record for wins in a row if the team takes care of business against Indiana. The coach said he has a high appreciation for those players being honored Saturday.“This week is all about 18 seniors, (the) last two years have (they’ve) been on a nice run,” Meyer said. “Guys I have a great admiration for.”Coming back from the depths of the losing season was something not only the seniors had to go through, the older guys played a huge part in turning the team’s success around.“We did a lot of growing up, as far as maturity goes. I think when coach Meyer got here we realized that we were the older guys now, and we had to assume some responsibility and not just take a back seat and watch other guys do it,” redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort said. “It’s been a lot of fun, and it’s been a great journey and I love this senior class.”For Linsley, one moment in particular stings deep on the journey from the Gator Bowl after the 2011 season to 22 straight wins.“Probably losing to the team up north,” Linsley said. “After that game, everyone was just like, ‘Man, we haven’t lost to those guys in forever.’ I’d say that was the darkest moment of the season.”Meyer, on the other hand, said he has yet to take a step back and reflect on the success he’s had with the class. He cares more about how they’ve grown as people, particularly the offensive line.“To think that those guys have developed, I go fight for those guys,” Meyer said. “I love who they are. I love who they’ve become. If I was a college kid, that’s who I would hang out with. They’re sincere, great people that work their tails off. They love Ohio State and they love football.”Guiton said he wants members of Buckeye Nation to remember those leaving for the way they reversed the program’s bad luck.“Just turning it around. Turning it around. We had a bad year and everything and coach Meyer came in and changed the leadership around,” Guiton said. “He changed a lot around. He helped for the better.”Meyer said, though, it’s not quite time to look back on the seniors’ successes.“I think someday, you’ll be able to look back and reflect. Now is not that time. We have too much work to do,” Meyer said.Linsley echoed his coach, saying the success will be mute if they don’t finish strong against the Hoosiers in the seniors’ final home game. That attitude has permeated throughout the whole team.“Honestly, two weeks ago I didn’t even know what our record was. I think that was the feeling on the team, too. What are we? 7-0? 8-0?” Linsley said. “It doesn’t really matter because all we can do is think about the next opponent. When we get (the record for wins), that will be a heck of an accomplishment, but right now we’re just focusing on beating Indiana. ‘Cause Indiana doesn’t really care about our win streak.”That attitude is sure to be a part of whether the Buckeyes will take down Indiana for their 23rd straight win. Kickoff at Ohio Stadium is slated for 3:30 p.m. read more

We have lost a giant of the retail world Tributes paid to

first_img Share Tweet Email3 https://jrnl.ie/4606355 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Rónán Duffy Apr 25th 2019, 1:13 PM 63 Comments He was renowned for his courteous contributions and responses to both supporters and opponents. Sabina and I would like to extend my condolences to his wife Denise, to his children and grandchildren, and to his many friends.In a statement, members of the Independent Alliance said it noted with great sadness the passing “of their friend and former colleague Feargal Quinn”.Quinn was the first chairman of the Independent Alliance in 2015. Its members said his “personal integrity, drive and enthusiasm were central to its success in the 2016 General Election and subsequent entry into government”.The statement added:As a businessman he became famous for pioneering a customer focused service model and he carried this approach into his political career where he campaigned relentlessly, and effectively, on behalf of many deserving causes.Refusing to take a salaryIt noted that in 2014, he revealed that since his first election to Seanad Eireann in 1993, he had donated his entire salary to charity and later had refused to accept any salary at all.“This gesture was typical of a true gentleman who we were privileged to know and who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his wife Denise and the other members of his family at this sad time,” added the statement.Those from the supermarket industry and business world have also paid tribute to Quinn, with Chris Martin, CEO Musgrave Group stating that “as the founder of Superquinn, Feargal was a visionary in Irish food and a retail pioneer”.“Beyond the world of retail, Feargal made a significant and lasting contribution to Irish society and to political life as a member of Seanad Eireann. He was a leader who will be deeply missed. Feargal was also a good friend to Musgrave and on behalf of everyone here, I would like to share our condolences with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time,” said Martin. Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said:Feargal will be remembered as pioneer of Irish retail, a dedicated Senator and strong advocate of Irish business at home and internationally. He left a very significant and positive mark on Irish life. He will be deeply missed not just by his family and wide circle of friends, but also by those who served in the Seanad with him, where he will be remembered as a force for change, as a passionate advocate on business and related matters, and as an eloquent debater. Feargal Quinn pictured in one of his stores. Source: RollingNews.ieFORMER SENATOR AND businessman Feargal Quinn has died at the age of 82.Quinn was best known as the founder of supermarket chain Superquinn, later becoming a TV personality in RTÉ’s Fergal Quinn’s retail therapy.He was a member of the Seanad for 23 years being elected through the National University of Ireland. Superquinn was founded in 1960 when Quinn was just 23 years old and it was owned by the Quinn family before being sold to a consortium in 2005.Superquinn later went into receivership in 2011 and was later bought by the Musgrave group. In 2014 Ireland’s 24 Superquinn stores were rebranded as SuperValu.The Superquinn brand was associated with high-quality Irish produce and its success saw Quinn become on of Ireland’s most famous entrepreneurs.President Higgins pays tributeReacting to the news, the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins said it is with great sadness that he heard of the passing of Feargal Quinn.“Feargal was a gifted entrepreneur, whose vision of customer service and innovation transformed the landscape of the retail trade in Ireland over many decades. As a lifelong supporter of small businesses and start-up companies, countless numbers of people benefited from his wise counsel, which was based on a highly successful career at the coalface of Irish business,” said the president, adding: ‘We have lost a giant of the retail world’: Tributes paid to Superquinn founder Feargal Quinn The supermarket founder was also a Senator for 23 years. 40,136 Views Very sad to learn of the death of Feargal Quinn. His achievements in business and in the Seanad were significant and are well known, but what set him apart was his personal warmth and great integrity. We have lost a true gentleman with his passing.— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) April 25, 2019 Source: Micheál Martin/Twitter Thursday 25 Apr 2019, 1:13 PM Short URL In his role as President of EuroCommerce he was the voice of European retail, commanding the respect and support of the sector right across Europe.  His tenacity and skill in business was matched by a sense of duty and dedication in his public roles.‘Giant of the world of retail’Meanwhile, Retail Excellence Group stated: We have lost a giant of the world of retail.The group’s CEO, David Fitzsimons, said “today we have lost a giant of the world of retail, a treasure trove of knowledge and advice and an enthusiastic supporter of aspiring retail leaders and entrepreneurs. Feargal’s family can be justly proud of his achievements and his lasting legacy”.“I had the distinct privilege of knowing Feargal and, in 2007, presenting him with a well-deserved lifetime achievement award – just one of three presented in the history of our annual awards,” added Fitzsimons“My condolences and that of all of the team and members of Retail Excellence go out to Denise, their five children Eamonn, Stephen, Gillian, Donal and Zoe as well as Feargal’s 19 grandchildren and wide circle of friends at this sad time,” Fitzsimons concluded.With reporting by Christina Finn last_img read more

Immigrants drown as boat sinks

first_imgA small boat loaded with Afghan families smashed onto the rocks and sank off an island in the Aegean Sea last week, causing three immigrant women and five children to drown.Every day, Greek authorities have to handle the security of 300-400 people seeking a safe destination in GreeceThe deadly accident highlighted the plight of thousands of migrants who risk their lives every year to reach the European Union.Athens accused neighbouring Turkey, from where the vessel set off, of doing little to stop thousands of illegal immigrants from arriving in Greece. Human rights groups, however, urged Greece to improve its treatment of migrants and its handling of asylum applications.The coast guard said high waves swept the flimsy boat with 18 on board onto a rocky shore on Lesvos. Seven men, a woman and a child — all Afghans — swam ashore and were hospitalised for observation.One of the 10 survivors, only identified as a Turkish man, was arrested on smuggling charges.Under Greece’s tough immigration laws, traffickers involved in fatal accidents face life terms and a minimum euro 500,000 ($750,000) fine.Later Tuesday, the coast guard rescued another 45 illegal immigrants found abandoned on an uninhabited islet off the island of Anafi in the southeastern Aegean.Lying only five miles (eight kilometers) from Turkey’s western shore, Lesvos is one of the main points of arrival for illegal immigrants, who use rickety boats to slip through a porous sea border dotted with hundreds of islands.Deputy Citizen’s Protection Minister Spyros Vougias said the incident merited an official complaint to Turkey.“We need a solution to the problems Turkey causes by tolerating the actions of human traffickers,” he said. “There must be an end to this slave trade.”Greece also wants more support from other EU members and has begun receiving assistance from the bloc’s new border protection agency, Frontex.“Every day, Greek authorities have to handle the security of 300-400 people seeking a safe destination in Greece,” Citizen’s Protection Minister Michalis Chryssochoides said. “We lack sufficient infrastructure, funds and cross-border cooperation.”Some 5,500 people were detained on Lesvos in the first eight months of this year, compared to more than 13,000 in 2008.Often fleeing war zones in Asia and Africa, the migrants pay thousands of dollars to smuggling gangs for a long and perilous journey to the west. Accidents at sea are frequent, while migrants trying to enter by land from Turkey face border minefields that have claimed at least 82 lives since 1994.A spokeswoman for the United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday’s drownings showed that migrants from war-torn countries are not deterred by strict anti-migration policies.“As long as there are wars and violations of human rights, people will continue to be desperate and risk their lives,” U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees spokeswoman Ketty Kehagioglou said.Kehagioglou urged the government to improve the screening process for asylum seekers and create better migrant holding facilities.She said UNCHR officials who visited the Pagani centre on Lesvos last weekend saw some 700 people held in “appalling, outrageous” conditions.“In one ward, there were more than 200 women and children with only 2 toilets,” Kehagioglou said. “Their mattresses were soiled with water from the toilets and the smell was unbearable.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

1115 WWE Smackdown sees a big increase in viewership for their 900th

first_img Comments are closed. WhatsApp Google+ November 17, 2016 at 1:48 am Twitter Pinterest Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Ronda Rousey Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next It also helped that it wasn’t election night. Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE November 16, 2016 at 5:42 pm WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 JFJ Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Last night’s 11/15 WWE Smackdown Live drew 2.73 million viewers on Tuesday night on the USA Network according to a report by Showbuzzdaily.com.This is way up from last week’s show that drew 1.92 million viewers. Smackdown came in at No. 2 overall on cable on Tuesday night in the 18-49 demographic.The 900th episode of Smackdown, featuring appearances by The Undertaker and Edge, averaged a 1.15 among adults 18-49, also way up from last week’s 0.56 rating.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRonda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration -:-/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX November 16, 2016 at 7:21 pm Raw & SmackDown viewership becoming more & more equal. what a load of crap..all this advertising for the undertaker and 900th episode and they put on such a weak show, the wrestling is absent as ever, the building for survivor series is weak…god i miss the attitude era.. 3 COMMENTS Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next aceslast_img read more

Compensate owners whose lands may be acquired for Bagdogra airport expansion

first_imgKolkata: State Chief Secretary Moloy De has written to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) seeking compensation for the tea garden owners whose lands can be acquired for the expansion of Bagdogra airport in Siliguri.The existing airport infrastructure is inadequate to handle the rising volume of traffic. So, AAI had asked for 132 acres of land from the state government for expansion.”The facilities of a modern airport needs to be developed at Bagdogra. Landing of big airbuses is still a problem. The security lounge and the seating arrangements also need revamp. We are in constant talks at the government level for acquiring land. But the AAI should pay the money,” a senior official said adding that cargo flights from the airport can also be a viable option. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe state government has already given 24 acres for facilitating night landing and talks were on with two tea gardens — Gangaram Tea Estate owned by the Duncans and Bagdogra Tea Estate so that the plots could be utilised for the requisite expansion.The expansion could be done on either of the tea garden lands.It may be mentioned that the AAI had announced an investment of Rs 300 crore for meeting the expansion expenditure.However, it wants the land to be bought by the state government and handed over to them in the form of its equity contribution.last_img read more

Busy stretch of A34 fully reopens around 60 hours after diesel spillage

first_imgPolice search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collision Resurfacing work on the A34 in Congleton (Image: Cheshire East Council) Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA busy stretch of the A34 has fully reopened around 60 hours after a diesel spillage led to the road being closed. The A34 Rood Hill and Clayton bypass in Congleton was shut from around 10.30am on Tuesday (June 4) after 250 litres of diesel spilled onto the carriageway, The spillage led to a section of the road being resurfaced by Cheshire East Council. The road was reopened overnight on Wednesday night before closing again today to allow the final surface to be laid and road markings to be replaced. Shortly before 11pm tonight (Thursday June 6), Cheshire East Council confirmed the road had reopened fully. Read MoreTown paddling pool shut due to ‘technical fault’   A spokesman said:  “A34 Rood Hill Congleton – thank you everyone for your patience. “The road is now reopening as the gangs have just finished laying the new road markings.” The closure closed considerable traffic disruption in Congleton – with traffic between the Cheshire town and Macclesfield also being seriously affected. Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –  Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –  For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram.last_img read more

IHG General Manager with a Huge Heart

first_imgIHG General Manager with a Huge HeartIHG General Manager with a Huge HeartMr Matt Rippin, Cluster General Manager of InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and InterContinental Hayman Island Resort is again out to raise much need funds for the Children’s Cancer Institute.Matt is taking part in the Endure for a Cure – 12 hour Cycle Challenge in support of Children’s Cancer Institute. We all know someone who has been affected by cancer, now imagine hearing the words ‘your child has cancer’.This year more than 950 families will hear those words and you may not know, but cancer still kills more kids in Australia than any other disease. Every week nearly three Australian children and adolescents will die of cancer.Matt commented, I believe this is three too many, so I’m taking on the challenge to ride as many laps as I can in 12 hours to help raise funds to find a cure for the brave kids who endure the challenge of cancer treatment.Please DONATE NOWKids fighting cancer don’t need miracles, they need medical research.Thanks for your support, you are making a real difference Donate HereSource = Matt Rippinlast_img read more

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora is a cultural paradi

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