Business | TransportationBoeing plane involved in two deadly crashes not currently operating in AlaskaMarch 11, 2019 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:Boeing’s new 737 Max 9, the model that Alaska Airlines plans to add to its fleet this summer. (Photo courtesy of Paul Weatherman/Boeing)A plane crash Sunday in Ethiopia and a similar incident in Indonesia in October have focused international attention on a new Boeing aircraft.In both cases, a recently-delivered 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all of the passengers on board.Experts are continuing to investigate the cause of the crashes. Meanwhile, some countries and airlines have grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft.The model is one of several versions of Boeing’s new single-aisle Max class planes. The size of the aircraft increases slightly from Max 7 to Max 10, according to Boeing’s website. All of the models have the same engine.In the United States, the three airlines that fly 737 Max planes said they remained in operation Monday.Southwest Airlines does not fly to Alaska, but United and American Airlines do. Both companies said they do not currently fly the Max 8 to Alaska.Alaska Airlines does not currently operate any Max planes, but it plans to add several to its fleet this summer.“We are staying close to our partners at Boeing and the FAA as the investigation continues,” Alaska Airline said in a statement. “We are committed to ensuring the safety of our guests and employees.”According to Vice President Marilyn Romano, the company expects its first Max 9 delivery in June.Boeing says the 737 Max is its fastest-selling plane in company history with nearly 4,700 orders worldwide.The plane has been marketed for its fuel-efficiency and reliability.Share this story:
Election doubt puts renewable firms off the UK Tags: Green energy whatsapp Sunday 1 March 2015 10:49 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndoDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndo Share THE UK’s status as a top destination for renewable energy investors is under threat, according to a new study released today by Ernst and Young. The decline is largely due to a lack of clarity from politicians as to where renewables fit into the country’s energy mix.EY says that the upcoming election in May is causing a gap in definite policy being made, with the parties simply rallying around cross-party agreements on climate change, instead of making commitments.Ben Warren, energy corporate finance leader at EY, said: “The upcoming election means that we can expect an effective moratorium on energy policy. While it is encouraging that politicians are using this policy ‘down-time’ to issue cross-party pledges on climate change, there is little or no policy behind the rhetoric to convert this into concrete commitments.”EY also highlighted uncertainty about the UK’s current contract for differences (CfD) regime, the competitively bid prices that generators are prepared to sell power at. The accountancy giant says it is unclear whether the system will be enough to generate investment in new projects.Webber said: “The very slow passage of market reform and the late introduction of the CfD regime has made it very difficult for developers to sanction investment in new projects.”The professional services company has released its 12th Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, which shows the UK in eighth, its lowest position in 12 years, with its top 10 ranking under serious threat.As well as domestic concerns, the report also highlights the threat to the UK from emerging foreign markets. India has risen to fifth in the rankings – up from sixth – powered by significant investment, ambitious renewables targets, and policy reforms. Mexico has climbed two place from 24th to 22nd.Polish and Swedish markets are also gaining traction.
Express KCS Show Comments ▼ Diversity on executive boards: Better for business Diversity on executive boards can help companies to outperform firms with all-male leaderships, according to new research from Grant Thornton.A study by the group estimates that the opportunity cost, in terms of lower returns on assets, for companies with male-only boards was £430bn in 2014.The report, Women in business: the value of diversity, scrutinises the financial performance of companies listed on the FTSE 350, CNX 500 and S&P 500. Analysis of the return on assets ratio showed that, on average, firms with at least one female executive board member outperformed those with male-only boards in each of those three markets.Francesca Lagerberg at Grant Thornton likened the debate around board diversity to that of renewable energy: “We know it’s the right thing to do – both in terms of fairness and for sustainable future growth – but collectively society is dragging its heels.”She added: “The message from our research is clear: there is a large opportunity cost for companies associated with male-only executive boards. Like a world still addicted to fossil fuels, these companies are suffering now. A lack of action now will make it all the more difficult to respond in the future when both problems are likely to be more acute.” Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com whatsapp Monday 28 September 2015 8:30 pm
There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea Constructs “Underground Runway” Kim So Yeol News By Kim So Yeol – 2008.04.20 11:35pm News SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter [imText1]North Korea has been building a 1,800 meter long and 30 meter wide underground runway in Wonsan.The Voice of America (VOA) relayed on the 17th that a huge underground runway is being built near the Southwest region of Wonsan in Kangwon Province, which was verified by Google Earth. According to the “Google Earth” image, the runway, which runs northeast to southwest, is paved in cement and runs through a mountain through a 30-meter wide entrance. The exhumed soil and rocks from the cavern are piled up indicating that the construction is continuing. Near the runway, over 20 buildings have also been stationed. The VOA said through the statement of Park Myung Ho, a former North Korean Air Force Captain who fled to South Korea in May 2006, that it is highly feasible that this facility is the underground runway being constructed by the North Korean army. Park, who worked for the North Korea Air Force for 20 years, said, “In the case of war, the North Korean fighter planes will take-off from base and will attack South Korean targets, after which the planes will not return to the original base but will move to another prepared location. The underground runway is such a facility.”Further, he said, “In preparation for a war with South Korea, 2~3 underground runways were built. Similar runways are in Jangjin, South Hamkyung Province and in Onchun, South Pyongan Province.” Underground runways are expressed as a “tunnel takeoff” in North Korea and have the purpose of preserving fighter planes and allowing them to invisibly take-off in a short time. Such North Korean facility follows the military line of “National Territory Fortification,” which was selected at the 4th annual General Assembly of the Workers’ Party in December 1962. North Korea’s underground military facilities are located 80 meters underground and 1,800-some military equipments are supposed to be situated in the vicinity of the cease-fire line. Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News
Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Investor sentimentCompanies Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Canadians feeling stressed about their finances “It’s the biggest change in investor sentiment in three years,” says Don Reed, president and CEO of Franklin Templeton. Notwithstanding the rise in positive sentiment, investors remain divided in their outlook, with 42% in the two most risk-averse categories, describing themselves as “suspicious” (27%) or “timid” (15%). The number of investors saying they were “not sure” has dropped from 30% in June 2011 to 17% today, suggesting that sentiment is hardening. The poll suggests a deep division among investors when it comes to tactics, too. When asked what action, if any, they would be taking in light of today’s markets, 30% of investors said they “have a good strategy” and are “sticking with it”. In contrast, 30% of investors said they were “not making new investments”. “Franklin Templeton’s research suggests there will be a tug of war between the bulls and the bears in 2012,” Reed says. “It’s a perfect time for investors to get off the sidelines and re-enter the equity markets.” There’s a large and widening gap between men and women when it comes to investor sentiment, the poll reveals. Fifty per cent of male investors surveyed describe themselves as opportunistic, risk-taking and analytical, up from 37% in June last year. In contrast, 32% of female investors identify with these optimistic attributes, up from 24% in 2011. According to the poll, Canadian investors surveyed are relying on two retirement income sources above all others: government plans such as the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security (74% of respondents) and Registered Retirement Savings Plans (72%). Nationally, 41% of respondents said they would rely on their home or property as a retirement income source; in British Columbia, the figure spiked to 54% while in Quebec, fell to 34%. Running out of money is the biggest financial concern of Canadian investors regarding retirement (49%). Only 10% of Canadian investors cited the ups and downs of the stock market as their biggest concern. “In their retirement planning, Canadians are relying on three acronyms: CPP, OAS and RRSPs,” Reed says. “Given the Prime Minister’s recent musings about raising the age of eligibility for public pension benefits, the need for smart RSP planning is greater than ever.” The survey of 1,032 Canadian investors was conducted February 1, 2 and 3 using the Angus Reid Forum. The margin of error which measures sampling variability — is +/- 3.05%, or 19 times out of 20. Oil prices, low dollar depressing investor confidence Investor sentiment in Canada is at its most positive since the stock market collapse of 2008, a new Franklin Templeton survey has found. In its latest national research, Toronto-based Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. found 40% of investors describe themselves as opportunistic, risk-taking or analytical, the three categories that typically suggest buying behaviour. The number of investors describing themselves as “opportunistic” has risen by 75% since July 2011. These are the most bullish results since the investment management company began tracking investor sentiment after the global financial crisis three years ago. IE Staff Investor confidence rebounds, Manulife survey finds
Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news The panel’s decision on the merits document reveals that Lukic introduced clients to Lakepoint, a single private company that lent money to Trinity, a private company that invested in second mortgages. Lukic’s husband owned Lakepoint — a fact that Lukic disclosed to clients. At no point was yourCFO informed of the Lakepoint transactions, according to IIROC, even though client investments in the company were included on their regular statements from Lukic, which were printed on yourCFO letterhead. Furthermore, Lukic relied on second-hand information from her husband, who spoke to a lawyer recommended by Trinity, that the investment did not require a prospectus instead of looking into the exempt status of the investment herself. IIROC believes Lukic should have made more of an effort to learn if the investment did in fact qualify for exempt status. Lakepoint raised $3 million from 18 investors to place with Trinity, according to IIROC. The investors consisted of Lukic, her husband, a relative and some of Lukic’s clients. IIROC notes that one client opened an account with yourCFO but never deposited any funds. In 2010, Trinity defaulted on its obligations to Lakepoint and faced bankruptcy. IIROC believe it is unlikely that investors will recoup any of their financial losses in this matter. IIROC has yet to impose a penalty on Lukic, who is currently a registered rep with the Stoney Creek branch of Burgeonvest Bick Securities Ltd. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Fiona Collie Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Lucy Marie Pariak-Lukic, a registered representative in Stoney Creek, Ont. engaged in conduct unbecoming and acted contrary to the public interest by recommending off-book investments to clients, according to an Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) panel. The panel found that between 2006 and 2008, Lukic, at the time a registered representative with the Stoney Creek, Ont. branch of yourCFO Advisory Group Inc., recommended off-book investments to clients without the knowledge of her dealer firm and without taking appropriate steps to ensure the investments were exempt from prospectus requirements. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media U.S. banking regulators announced revisions to the capital rules that apply to the biggest banks on Tuesday in an effort to improve consistency with the global capital standards. The U.S. regulators — including the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency — published a final set of amendments to the latest capital rules, which were adopted in July 2013. The revisions are designed to correct and update certain aspects of the rules, including the calculation requirements for risk-weighted assets (RWAs) under so-called “advanced approaches” to calculating banks’ capital requirements. “Many of the changes enhance consistency of the advanced approaches with international capital standards,” the regulators note. Since the global capital rules were overhauled in response to the financial crisis, global policy-makers and investors have expressed concerns that there’s too much variation within the rules, particularly when it comes to calculating the capital requirements for RWAs. The rules published on Tuesday only apply to large, internationally active banks that determine their regulatory capital ratios under the advanced approaches rule. These are banks that generally have at least US$250 billion in total consolidated assets or at least US$10 billion in total on-balance sheet foreign exposures. The regulators first proposed these changes to the rules in December 2014, and the final rules will now take effect on Oct. 1. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
St. James 4-H Brings Christmas Cheer to Residents of Hospice UncategorizedDecember 11, 2008 RelatedSt. James 4-H Brings Christmas Cheer to Residents of Hospice RelatedSt. James 4-H Brings Christmas Cheer to Residents of Hospice RelatedSt. James 4-H Brings Christmas Cheer to Residents of Hospice FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Leaders, teachers and clubbites of the St. James 4-H Clubs brought early Christmas cheer to residents of the Hope Hospice in Albion, when they visited the institution yesterday (Dec. 9), and presented residents with several gift packages containing food, clothing, toiletries and other goodies.The visit was part of the Movement’s annual Christmas treat and Leaders’ Week celebration.Established more than seven years ago, the Hope Hospice provides comfort and adequate care for poor persons who have become very ill and are unable to help themselves, and cannot be managed well enough at home. Residents include persons with physical disabilities, and those suffering from terminal illnesses such as cancer.“They are cared for here and very often, they get well enough to return to their families and caregivers,” said Dr. Michelle Robinson, who oversees the operations of the Hospice and renders medical treatment to residents.Assistant Administrator of the Hope Hospice, Sister Myrna Velasco, who is a member of the Missionaries of the Poor Sisters, told JIS News that the facility is always appreciative of the many persons and organizations that open their hearts to the residents.“We are thankful for those who continue to give so that these destitute and less fortunate can experience more comfort and love in their situation,” she stated.“Here, we try to make all patients, some who are in old age, physically handicapped and others with terminal illnesses happy, and experience warmth and love. Their holistic health is given adequate attention because we believe that even though they may have enough food and medicine, the important ingredients of love and acceptance must also be present,” Sister Myrna told JIS News.In her remarks, Parish Development Officer for the St. James 4-H Movement, Fiona Banton, said that the visit by the group to the facility, which also serves a large number of persons with HIV/AIDS, is important in dispelling stigma and discrimination attached to the disease.The Hope Hospice is operated by the Catholic Church and receives assistance from government and non-governmental organisations. Advertisements
RelatedTwo Sport Facilities Handed Over in St. Elizabeth RelatedTwo Sport Facilities Handed Over in St. Elizabeth RelatedTwo Sport Facilities Handed Over in St. Elizabeth Advertisements Two Sport Facilities Handed Over in St. Elizabeth SportFebruary 24, 2009 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Two sport facilities were handed over to the Crawford and Barbary Hall communities in St. Elizabeth, on February 18, by Member of Parliament, and Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton.The Crawford complex was developed at a cost of over $3 million, while the Barbary Hall multi-purpose court was constructed at over $2 million. The Sport Development Foundation (SDF) funded both projects.“This is a quality facility for the residents of Crawford and its environs to engage in sport, which is one of the better forms of activity in the development of communities and physical beings. It will also be available for community meetings and external visitors, as long as it is going to enhance the quality of affairs in the community,” Dr. Tufton said of the Crawford sport complex.He urged the community to institute firm management of the facility, as “any facility of this kind, without proper management, will quickly deteriorate and become unusable. So, I challenge the community to bring yourself together and work to preserve and strengthen what you now have,” Dr. Tufton urged.The Minister argued that sport is the greatest unifier of communities, as it brings people together. “It is helpful to human beings, because it helps you to be physically healthy; it exposes talents, which can take one further in life, so we must endorse and work with it,” he said.At the Barbary Hall Community Centre, where the newly constructed multipurpose court was handed over, Dr. Tufton noted that, “hundreds of young people are using this facility, by participating in competitions sponsored by the constituency organisation, and other parish associations.”“The Culture, Health, Arts, Sport and Education (CHASE) Fund, has approved $10 million to further develop the centre, and I intend to invest in this centre and make it a sport and cultural facility,” he added.
‹ Previous Next › “It’s been fantastic seeing customers try the interior buck for size. They love the ritual of getting in and how it feels to be sat behind the wheel,” he said. “They’re also genuinely surprised at how the car just seems to swallow them. You really do have to sit in it to believe there is genuine space for two large adults.”The rest of the Valkyrie is familiar – a 6.5-litre Cosworth-developed V12 engine will power the Valkyrie. Paired to a hybrid system, rumours suggest around 1,000 horsepower and a 11,000 rpm redline. With deliveries set to begin in 2019, it won’t be long until we see the final production version. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Aston Martin Valkyrie Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” It’s nothing short of astounding, considering the Valkyrie still looks very much like a concept car. The updated hypercar features a number updated aerodynamic bits, including seemingly endless fins, new air channels and solid wheels, along with roof-hinged doors, rear-facing cameras instead of mirrors, and headlights housed in an aluminum frame because weight, of course, is the enemy. Oh, and get this – the Aston Martin badge up front? It’s made out of chemically etched aluminum that’s 30 per cent thinner than a strand of human hair.The interior is similarly astounding, simple and functional, if not intuitive – stepping into and climbing out of the Valkyrie doesn’t seem particularly easy, but the exposed carbon fibre tub would certainly make it worth the contortions. The steering wheel contains controls for all of the Valkyrie’s relevant functions, as well as an OLED display.Speaking of displays, two screens on both sides of the windshield show what the rear-facing cameras see, a fourth screen sits in the centre of the dashboard. Four- or six-point harnesses are available, and despite all this, Aston Martin interior director Matt Hill insists two regular-sized human beings can fit into the Valkyrie.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Aston Martin Valkyrie RELATED TAGSAston MartinSupercarSupercarsNew VehiclesSupercarsand MediaArtsAston Martin Lagonda Ltd.Automotive EnginesAutomotive TechnologyCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleEntertainmentHistorical MoviesMatt HillMoviesScience and TechnologySports CarsTechnologyValkyrie (Movie) Aston Martin has dropped a few more details on the upcoming Valkyrie, proving the hypercar will be far more insane and wild than we first thought.In a new series of photos, Aston Martin has given us a closer look at the near production-spec Valkyrie, proving not much has changed compared to the original design. In fact, according to Miles Nurnberger, Aston’s head of design, what you see here is what you’ll likely get.“I would say we’re around 95 per cent of the way there with the exterior design,” he said. “Much of what you see is actually the structure of the car, so this had to be signed off relatively early in the project.” We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? 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