Temsa sale set to see production restart

first_imgTemsa is set to recommence full production following agreement of a sale that will see the Turkish manufacturer become jointly and equally owned by Sabancı Holdings and PPF, an affiliate of Skoda Transportation.Sabancı Holdings and the Sabancı family owned Temsa until 30 May 2019, when it was subject to a sale to True Value Capital Partners. Problems following the sale saw production halted in late 2019.Temsa’s UK dealership, Arriva Bus and Coach (ABC), has welcomed news of the deal. Says MD Andrew Cullen: “I am looking forward to the outcome of this agreement. Assuming it is completed, I believe that the joint ownership of Sabancı and PPF will see Temsa go from strength to strength.“I also thank our customers for their understanding while Temsa works to reach this agreement, and for their continued faith in both Temsa and the team at ABC.”last_img read more

Weekly unemployment claims up again, over 900

first_imgVermont Business Magazine New weekly unemployment claims in Vermont were up for the fifth straight week. This is in stark contrast to the summer and early fall. again last week and are near 800 claims for the first time in several months. Levels this year had been running consistently lower than those of last year, but are now running ahead of last year’s numbers. For the week of November 1, 2014, there were 922 new, regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance in Vermont. This is an increase of 125 from the previous week’s total, and 139 more than they were a year ago. Altogether 4,549 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 409 from a week ago and 271 fewer than a year ago. The Department processed 1 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), the same as the previous week.There were no Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program. There were zero Tier III claims. The Tier I, II and III programs expired on December 28, 2013. Congress would need to act to renew these extended benefit programs. SEE STORYThe total for all programs was 4,550 claims, 409 more than last week, and 984 fewer than the same time last year.The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)Vermont’s unemployment rate went up three-tenths to 4.4 percent in September as the rate keeps rising based on continued job loss. SEE STORY.last_img read more

WHO, partners: Safe school reopening top priority

first_imgSome of the world’s top health and education officials today warned that delays in safely reopening schools will cause lasting damage and that many communities heading into winter months will face tough choices needed to keep schools open.In other developments, COVID-19 levels are rising to worrying levels in several Middle Eastern countries. The global total today climbed to 29,398,712 cases, and 930,910 people have died from their infections, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard.Opening schools and keeping them openAt a World Health Organization (WHO) media briefing today, Audrey Azoulay, director-general of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), said that half of the world’s school-age population still hasn’t resumed school. He added that longer lapses increase the chance of lasting damage and that ongoing closures pose a risk that 11 million girls will never return to school.Henrietta Fore, MPA, executive director of UNICEF, said that at the height of the pandemic, 1.6 billion kids in 192 countries were sent home from school, and 9 months later, 872 million in 51 countries still haven’t been able to return to their classrooms, and for 463 million of them, there is no remote learning owing to a lack of Internet access, computers, or mobile devices.She also said a new survey of 158 countries revealed that 1 in 4 haven’t set a date for school reopening. Fore emphasized today that schools provide a supportive environment for learning and health, and closing schools increases exposure to physical and emotional violence.The groups today urged governments to prioritize the reopening of schools, once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Yesterday the groups updated their guidance on school-related COVID-19 measures.WHO officials have emphasized that schools are part of communities and aren’t immune from playing a role in community spread. At today’s briefing, Mike Ryan, MD, who directs the WHO’s health emergencies program, said as people come in more contact in the months ahead, countries face a key moment in considering schools as they weigh their values.He said communities will need to find ways to curb the spread of the virus in adults to protect vulnerable populations and to keep schools open, which might mean, for example, closing nightclubs when community illness levels are spiking.”There’s a time for decision making as winter approaches, and there are no right answers,” he said. “Conversations need to be had in many countries There are no magic bullets, and we can’t be looking for unicorns.”He praised the work teachers, administrators, and parent groups are doing to open schools and called them heroes. “They’re doing everything they can, and governments and communities need to support them.”Worrying rise in Middle EastIn other developments, the director of the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean regional office said today that a significant rise activity in some Middle Eastern countries, including Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates, is extremely worrying.Ahmed Al-Mandhari, MD, PhD, said though flare-ups are expected as restrictions are eased, governments need to go beyond just testing sick people who seek care at clinics and hospitals. “Millions of people are still at risk. Social measures such as mask use, physical distancing, and proper hygiene measures must be strictly followed. I cannot stress this enough,” he said.Al-Mandhari also warned that the impact on health systems due to fear of seeking healthcare, shortages of personal protective equipment, and supply shortages from entry point closures, is another area of concern.In related developments, in Morocco, health workers are protesting inadequate staffing and poorly equipped hospitals. Also, Jordan—experiencing a spike in cases—just announced that it is closing schools for 2 weeks and temporarily shuttering restaurants, markets, and churches. And just days ahead of its second national lockdown, Israel yesterday reported a daily record high of 4,973 cases.Asia developmentsA Chinese city near the Myanmar border ordered mass testing and quarantine for downtown residents after two imported COVID-19 cases were detected in people coming from Myanmar, Reuters reported. The city of Ruili—home to about 200,000 people—is in Yunnan province in southwestern China. Officials have also shuttered businesses and ordered vehicles off the streets. So far, no local cases have been detected.Meanwhile, Hong Kong just wrapped up a 2-week mass testing effort, which identified 38 new cases among 1.78 million people who were tested at a cost of $68 million. The region recently battled a third wave of cases and today reported no new local cases for the first time since Jul 7.In Japan, which is battling a second wave of activity, cases are declining as well, with 270 new cases reported yesterday, the lowest daily total since Jul 13.last_img read more

Air Liquide analyses forest for CO2 capture

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Monsters Ink Left Wing Austin Farley to an Amateur Tryout Contract

first_img Matt Loede In advance of a Friday road game against the Chicago Wolves, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters signed 22 year-old former University of Minnesota-Duluth left wing Austin Farley to an amateur tryout contract (ATO).A 5’8”, 170 lb. left-handed native of Park Ridge, IL, Farley notched 15 goals, 31 points, 18 penalty minutes and a +26 rating for Minnesota-Duluth this season and served as an assistant captain for the Bulldogs, whose season ended Saturday with a 3-2 loss to Boston College in the NCAA Tournament’s Northeast Regional Final. Farley will wear number 71 for the Monsters.In 144 career NCAA games played spanning four varsity seasons with Minnesota-Duluth from 2012 to 2016, Farley registered 46 goals, 106 points, 109 penalty minutes and a +21 rating. In parts of two USHL seasons with the Fargo Force from 2010 to 2012, Farley contributed 35 goals, 70 points, 77 penalty minutes and a +17 rating in 84 appearances.Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday road clash vs. Chicago with full coverage, live from Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL, underway at 8:00 pm Related TopicsAustin FarleyLake Erie Monsterscenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Identifikasi Biometrik di Bandara Canberra Mencapai Akurasi 94 Persen,Kolektor Ribuan Miniatur Pesawat, Tampilkan Koleksinya di Bandara Shannon

first_imgIlustrasi pengenalan wajah biometrik Identifikasi penumpang dengan teknologi mulai dikembangkan beberapa bandara di dunia. Salah satunya adalah Dubai yang mengembangkan smart tunnel dan akuarium virtual untuk memudahkan pemeriksaan data penumpang. Uniknya dalam pemeriksaan ini jika biometrik penumpang tidak ada masalah, maka di akhir perjalanan akan ada pesan have a nice trip. Tapi jika ditemukan masalah, maka petugas akan memeriksa ulang penumpang secara manual..KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman planetbiometrics.com (11/7/2018), dimana Bandara Canberra di Australia pun tidak ingin kalah saing dan membuat teknologi pengenalan wajah yang sudah akurat hingga 94 persen. Dari studi awal yang dilakukan Department of Home Affairs, solusi tersebut mendapatkan hasil yang cukup akurat pada pelancong yang datang ke Ibu Kota Negera Kangguru tersebut.Baca juga: Gandeng Qantas Airways, Bandara Internasional Sydney Operasikan Fitur Face Recognition Hasil uji coba teknologi pengenalan wajah ini di Bandara Canberra sendiri menjadi solusi kontrol biometrik otomatis untuk memudahkan pengenalan penumpang di kedatangan. Solusi ini dibuat untuk mencocokkan individu atau penumpang dengan gambar wajah yang disimpan dalam pemrosesan penumpang lanjutan (transit).Sehingga dengan adanya solusi pengenalan wajah biometrik membuat penumpang tidak lagi menunjukkan paspor mereka di gerbang dan ‘menghapus’ peran bagian imigrasi. Sedangkan untuk urusan penerbangan dalam negeri atau domestik, pihak bandara sedang dalam proses memudahkan penumpang dengan teknologi morpho di semua bandara internasionalnya.Solusi tersebut diberikan penyedia teknologi Vision Bos yang menyediakan smartgate baru untuk gerbang keberangkatan bandara di Australia. Kesepakanan Vixion Box dengan pihak bandara yakni dengan nilai AUS$22,5 juta atau Rp239 triliun pada Juli kemarin untuk merombak terminal kedatangan bandara.Departemen ini juga ingin agar 90 persen pelancong mancanegara untuk diproses secara otomatis dengan solusi itu pada tahun 2020 mendatang. Diketahui, Bandara Canberra merupakan bandara pertama yang menerima smart gates tersebut pada November kemarin.Baca juga: Fasilitas Pertumbuhan Penumpang, Bandara Global Bakal Terapkan Teknologi BiometrikAwalnya dioperasikan hanya dalam bentuk mode kotak dan masih mengharuskan pelancong memasukkan paspor untuk di proses. Namun kini, dengan solusi pengenalan otomatis yang diuji coba pada 2200 pelancong.“Percobaan menghadapi kepindahan dilakukan di Exit Marshall Point dan melibatkan 2200 pelancong. Rata-rata hasilnya adalah 94 persen dari pelancong yang berpartisipasi cocok dan tidak ada kesalahan identifikasi,” ujar departemen tersebut.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBandara Heathrow Siap Adopsi Teknologi Biometrik Pada Musim Panas 201923/10/2018In “Bandara”Survei NEC: Mayoritas Calon Penumpang Menyukai Adanya Sistem Pengenalan Wajah di Bandara10/07/2019In “Analisa Angkutan”Bandara Internasional Hong Kong Hadirkan e-Security Gates25/09/2018In “Bandara”last_img read more

AK LNG Project Faces Competitive Nationwide Marketplace

first_imgPersily: “The Alaska LNG Project would not deliver its first cargo to Asia until 2025 so that is an inherent risk in the business: you have to look ahead but you have to make decisions today. So today’s low prices certainly worry you if you think they are going to last forever but if you believe the market is going to pick up, then you still want to make investment decisions so you are ready ten years from now to profit when the market is there.” Persily says nationwide developers are facing tough decisions with the current global oversupply of LNG that is driving prices down. FERC representatives will hold a meeting about the Alaska LNG Project at 6 pm on October 27 at the Nikiski Recreation Center. Persily: “We’re facing competition in the marketplace to put together an LNG project that’s economically competitive that buyers will want to sign contracts for the LNG but we’re not really in competition at the federal regulatory level.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska LNG Project is one of nearly two dozen liquefied natural gas export terminals nationwide that are waiting on approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Alaska LNG partners aim to submit the full project application to FERC by the third quarter of 2016. Larry Persily, oil and gas special assistant to the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, detailed what the large amount of applications mean for the proposed Nikiski project.last_img read more

8 hurt when car hits pedestrians at Amsterdam station

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(AMSTERDAM) — At least eight people were injured after a car crashed into a wall at the Amsterdam Central Station in the Netherlands, police said.The suspect allegedly ran off when officers approached, according to police, and is now in custody.The incident did not appear to be intentional or terror-related, police said.Two people were transported to a hospital for serious injuries, according to police in Amsterdam.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

One long NBN wait

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A look at the Mid-Year Report, 2018: Economic Growth vs Economic Development vs Human…

first_img– Contextualising the 4.5 percent estimated mid-year growth for 2018This article (which will be continued next week) seeks to contextualise the limitations of GDP as a measure of economic growth within a broader framework of economic growth versus economic development and the relationships on the outcomes of human development. The Mid-Year Economic Report was released and presented to the Parliament by the Finance Minister earlier last month. The report thus noted that Guyana recorded an estimated GDP growth rate of 4.5 percent for the period January to June 2018, which compared rather favourably with the 2.5 percent growth rate recorded for the first half of 2017.The report noted that the mid-year growth rate for this year was driven by more broad-based growth, compared to that of the previous year; with improved performances in agriculture, fishing and forestry of 3.4 percent; services of 8.2 percent, and construction of 13.4 percent.With regard to the external sector, the overall balance of payments recorded a deficit of US$139.8 million, compared with a deficit of US$46 million for the corresponding period in 2017. This represents a 204 percent widened deficit on the balance of payments accounts relative to that which was recorded one year ago; that is, June 2017.In the monetary sector, the money supply expanded by 7.6 percent to $372.6 billion, which was highlighted as the highest rate of expansion of the money supply in the last five years. Net domestic credit of the banking system grew by 24.5 percent to $236.8 billion, of which loans and advances to the private sector expanded by 4.1percent. Notably, the public sector (net) credit position with the banking system increased from $4.2 billion in June 2017 to $44.8 billion at the end of June 2018. In the fiscal sector, Central Government’s overall balance was a reduced surplus of $3.1 billion, compared to $8.3 billion for the corresponding period in 2017, owing to a dramatic increase in total expenditure by $14.6 billion, as well as reduction in grants of $2.6 billion.Having extrapolated the foregoing from the mid-year report for June 2018, and more so what actually inspired this article in particular is that when the GDP growth rate of 4.5 percent was reported, this analyst was of the view that this outturn of the GDP growth rate was driven largely by a dramatic increase in Government expenditure to achieve such attractive growth rate in an arguably dwindling economy, wherein most of the traditional sectors have been underperforming. It turned out that this analyst’s pre-conceived hypothesis was nothing far from being accurate, as will be proven shortly in the following sections.GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, is the market value of all final goods and services produced in a country in a given time period. GDP measures the value of production, which also equals total expenditure, or final goods and total income. The equality of income and output shows the link between productivity and living standards.GDP can be measured in essentially two ways: (1) aggregate expenditure, and (2) aggregate income. Aggregate expenditure measures total expenditure on final goods and services, and equals the value of output of final goods and services, which is represented by the equation below:Total expenditure = C + I + G + (X-M), where C is Consumption (total expenditure by households), I is Investments, G is government spending/expenditure, and (X-M) is exports minus imports, which is net exports.In the second method, aggregate income measures the aggregate income earned from production of final goods, Y, which equals the total paid out for the use of resources, wages, interest, rent and profit. Firms pay out all their receipts from the sale of final goods, so income (Y) equals expenditure:Y = C + I + G + (X-M).Therefore, by studying the abovementioned equation which is used to compute GDP, one would observe that the Government cannot directly influence and/or control the outcomes of three components from the equation to achieve a higher or improved level of GDP growth rate. Those are: Consumption (household expenditure); Investments (I) in the economy by firms and FDI (foreign direct investment) and, net exports (X-M). But Governments can very well influence their own components from the equation, which is Government expenditure (G).So, from looking at total Government expenditure for the last three and one-half years’ period, for the period January to June 2016, total Government expenditure was recorded at $89.6 billion; from January to June 2017, it was recorded at $97.2 billion; and from January to June 2018, it was recorded at $111.8 billion. This therefore gives rise to increases in the levels of Government expenditure for the half year (HY) period 2016 – 2017 of $7.6 billion, and from 2017 (HY) to 2018 (HY), a difference or increase of $14.6 billion, thus doubling the level of increase of Government spending for the period January – June 2017 and 2018 when compared to the January – June 2016 and 2017 half-year periods. And hence this was how the GDP growth rate of 4.5 percent for 2018 half-year was skilfully achieved.last_img read more