News / Air cargo boom at Budapest Airport as multinational shippers move in

first_img First-quarter air freight volumes at Budapest Airport rose 20.8% year-on-year, driven by growth in Hungarian manufacturing.Total volumes exceeded 235,000 tonnes for the three-month period, and cargo manager Jozsef Kossuth told The Loadstar at Air Cargo Europe in Munich last week it was thanks to major manufacturers setting up shop in the country.“Samsung has spent €300m on what will be its third factory in Hungary,” said Mr Kossuth. “We also have the likes of Huawei, GM and GSK here.”This has resulted in significant demand for space on airlines and Air China, Cargolux, Emirates, Turkish Cargo and Qatar Airways are all active.“Cargolux operates three full-freighter flights a week from Budapest,” he said. “Turkish and Qatar each operate three weekly freighter services.”Mr Kossuth said there had been concerns at first that export volumes between Hungary and China would not be sufficient to sustain cargo interest.“However, with Emirates carrying 100 tonnes a week last year on daily passenger services, these concerns were swiftly put to rest,” he added.“And there has been increasing demand from forwarders for more services – we have the cargo, we have the forwarders and we have the facilities.”Much of this manufacturing boom is down to a government push to entice companies into the Eastern European country. Mr Kossuth said the government of Viktor Orban introduced tax incentives and further discounts for companies that set up shop in Hungary.“We are capitalising on this and have introduced our own incentives to draw carriers in,” said Mr Kossuth. “For new routes we apply high discounts.“In a carrier’s first year of operating, we apply a 100% discount to landing fees, which is reduced to 80% in the second year, 60% in the third and so on.” Alongside this, Mr Kossuth said, no taxi fees are applied for the first three hours, and described handling and operational costs as “favourable”.“Our labour costs are one third of what you’d pay in western Europe,” he added. “And while they are rising, they won’t be level for another 10-15 years.”Now the gateway is working on its infrastructure, with two new facilities, measuring 16,000sq metres, to be made available to DHL and TNT.“All four of the big integrators, DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS, are here,” said Mr Kossuth. “At peak periods, DHL is operating three flights a day.”And by the first quarter of 2019, Budapest will have inaugurated a separate 16,000sq metre cargo building for its own purposes, as well as new warehouses and facilities for forwarders.“We believe Hungary’s economic stability and the level of support the airport is receiving from the government will help us thrive,” he said. “And we think that with these developments in place, we will be able to take back some of the volumes we have seen leak to surrounding countries.” By Alexander Whiteman 15/05/2017center_img Péter Gudellalast_img read more

A new Alzheimer’s drug, once worth billions, is headed for the trash

first_img National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Damian Garde GET STARTED Log In | Learn More What’s included? By Damian Garde Jan. 8, 2018 Reprints Axovant Sciences (AXON), 2017’s most talked-about biotech company, is abandoning the drug that made it famous after yet another clinical trial failure.The company, valued at more than $2.8 billion in September, will no longer study intepirdine after finding the drug to be useless against dementia with Lewy bodies, a memory-destroying disease that can affect mood and balance. Last year, intepirdine failed in a 1,300-patient Alzheimer’s disease trial, sending Axovant’s share price down more than 75 percent. @damiangarde David Duprey/AP STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img [email protected] What is it? A new Alzheimer’s drug, once worth billions, is headed for the trash Tags dementiajpm18patientspharmaceuticals Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Biotech About the Author Reprintslast_img read more

Fisker tasked with developing all-electric popemobile

first_imgAdvertisementTags: FiskerPope FrancisVatican Vatican asks Instagram to get to the bottom of Pope account’s lingerie model ‘like’ November 21, 2020 Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Pope Francis refers to China’s Uyghurs as ‘persecuted’ for the first time November 24, 2020 Vatican says it will not bless same-sex unions, calling them a ‘sin’ March 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICScenter_img AdvertisementThe interior of the vehicle will contain “a variety of sustainable materials, including carpets made from recycled plastic bottles from the ocean,” he said. Fisker said it got more than 16,000 orders for the Ocean, with production slated to begin on November 17.The popemobile is the name given to custom-built vehicles used to transport the Pope at public appearances. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the vehicles are designed to protect the pontiff while allowing him to be visible to crowds. Pope John Paul II was warned about abusive archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Vatican admits November 10, 2020 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments CNN — Fisker is set to develop the first all-electric popemobile based on the carmaker’s new Ocean SUV.The co-founders of the American electric carmaking startup, Henrik Fisker and Geeta Gupta-Fisker, had a private audience with Pope Francis on Thursday to show off the new design.The team presented the Vatican with a concept of a modified Fisker Ocean, a sleek SUV with an all-glass cupola, giving crowds the best chance of seeing the pontiff. Fisker said the car is expected to be delivered to the Pope next year. “I got inspired reading that Pope Francis is very considerate about the environment and the impact of climate change for future generations,” Henrik Fisker said in a statement. last_img read more

Regina rep facing $100,000 fine

Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Know your client,  EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Related news In its decision dated January 2, the panel imposed a $100,000 fine on Gareau, and ordered him to disgorge commissions of $47,383 and pay costs of $20,000. In addition, Gareau faces a ban on registration for a period of one year from the date of the decision on penalty. To regain registration, he must successfully complete the Conduct and Practices Course, and submit to strict supervision for one year followed by a further six months of close supervision. IIROC formally initiated the investigation into Gareau’s conduct in March 2009. The violations occurred when he was a registered representative with the Regina, Saskatchewan sub-branch of Dundee Securities Corp. Until the release of the panel’s penalty decision Gareau was registered at the same firm, now known as DWM Securities Inc., in Regina. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale IE Staff The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has fined a Regina rep $100,000 for making a transaction against the expressed wishes of a client, in addition to other transgressions. On Sept. 26, 2011, an IIROC hearing panel found that Kenneth Gareau recorded inaccurate Know Your Client information on client account forms, made unsuitable recommendations and made a transaction against the expressed wishes of a client. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator read more

NSSC sanctions promoter for Ponzi scheme

Related news Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has reciprocated a Florida District Court order with sanctions against Nova Scotia resident Robin States. States, also known as Gregory Hampton, was operating as Infinity Online Investors Group. The hearing against Bernadette Bowden, also known as Bernadette States, was adjourned to June 14, to give her an opportunity to consult with legal counsel. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Keywords Fraud,  EnforcementCompanies Nova Scotia Securities Commission BFI investors plead for firm’s sale In an Oct. 30, 2009 decision, the Florida District Court found that the pair had contravened securities laws by operating a Ponzi scheme and that States failed to obtain appropriate registration and deliver required disclosure and account statements to investors. From October 2004 to September 2005, States, operating as Infinity Online Investors Group, solicited investments of $643,047 US from at least 900 people in Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere. Misrepresentations were made to the investors and the pair used the majority of the investments for personal expenses. They were not registered to sell securities in Canada and no prospectus had been filed with the commission to offer the investments. The commission panel determined it is in the public interest to reciprocate the Florida sanctions and ordered Mr. States: Share this article and your comments with peers on social media to comply with Nova Scotia securities laws; to permanently cease trading in all classes of securities, directly or indirectly, except for personal registered retirement savings plans or tax-free savings accounts; is permanently prohibited from using any of the exemptions contained in Nova Scotia securities laws; is permanently prohibited from becoming, or acting as, a director or officer of any issuer, registrant or investment fund manager; and is permanently prohibited from becoming or acting as a registrant, investment fund manager or promoter. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Dubbo Turf Club saddled for growth

first_imgDubbo Turf Club saddled for growth The Central West racing industry is set for a growth boost with the completion of 20 new stables and a wash bay at Dubbo Turf Club following a $318,000 injection by the NSW Government.Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders joined the club’s general manager Vince Gordon and president Chris Davis to officially open the new complex which was funded by the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus program.“Racing was one of the sports that managed to keep going through the absolute worst of the pandemic, and that was because of the strict biosecurity protocols that were followed by participants,” Mr Saunders said.“The sport has been thriving in our region and while that is great for trainers and jockeys, that also means great things for vets, farriers, trackwork riders, strappers, stockfeed suppliers and so many others in our community.“More stables at the club means more horses that can be in work, and more business for those involved in the industry.”The stimulus project was overseen by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment – Crown Lands.Dubbo Turf Club general manager Vince Gordon said the new stables provided both infrastructure improvements and employment opportunities.“We had many different tradespeople working on the stables at different times from concreters to builders, electricians, plumbers and fencers,” Mr Gordon said.“Not only has this investment supported employment during construction but it will also support more work for track riders and stable hands.“Having more horses trained on track allows us to continue our ongoing development as not only a spectacular racing track, but also a significant training centre.“We had over 2,000 trained starters last year, and that helps the whole region because if we didn’t have horses being trained out of Dubbo, places like Coonamble, Warren, Narromine and Wellington wouldn’t have the same population to draw from.“Those towns are all going very well and racing is really thriving, and that comes from the level of investment we’ve seen from the NSW Government and Racing NSW.”Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said the COVID-19 stimulus program was supporting regional infrastructure and jobs right across the State.“Racecourses are popular and important contributors to regional communities, their economies and social calendars so this investment is a morale booster.” Dubbo MP Dugald Saunders inspects the new stables with Crown Lands staff Jacky Wiblin and Andrew Bell /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Bell, biosecurity, Central, Coonamble, Dubbo, employment, environment, gordon, Government, housing, industry, infrastructure, Narromine, NSW, NSW Department of Industry, participants, planning, Warren, Wellingtonlast_img read more

Interim CU-Boulder Campus Planning Director Named As Thweatt Departs

first_imgMoe Tabrizi, director of the energy conservation program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been named interim director of planning, design and construction while a search is conducted to replace outgoing director and architect Steve Thweatt. Paul Tabolt, vice chancellor for administration, made the announcement today to inform campus departments that are involved in current or pending construction projects. Thweatt, who has been campus architect and director of planning, design and construction at CU-Boulder since 1994, is leaving in March for a position at Emory University in Atlanta. “Steve Thweatt has made a lasting and visible impression on the campus in the 12-plus years that he has served as the director of planning, design and construction,” Tabolt said. “We owe a debt of gratitude to Steve as he moves on to this new phase of his career.” Tabolt said he was “pleased to announce that Moe Tabrizi will replace Steve as the interim director of planning, design and construction, effective March 16. Moe has earned a solid reputation in this community and beyond for his commitment to sustainability and resource conservation.” As energy conservation officer, Tabrizi has recommended conservation improvements, developed and implemented a program to conserve energy, prepared grant proposals for campus conservation projects and analyzed energy consumption data to pinpoint significant utility savings. Tabrizi will take over Thweatt’s duties, overseeing all capital planning, new construction, renovations and improvement projects on the campus.  The transition will be “seamless, won’t skip a beat,” Thweatt said. Because other people currently are handling all major campus projects, the planners and project managers will remain the same and clients won’t see any changes, he said. Three major projects currently under way at CU-Boulder include the business building addition and renovation, completion of work on student recreation fields, including Farrand Field to be completed this summer, and the demolition of the Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Building starting this summer to make way for construction of a new Visual Arts Complex beginning in the fall. Also on the horizon is construction of a new indoor athletic practice facility adjacent to Boulder Creek off Folsom Street, which is scheduled for completion in mid-October. All CU-Boulder planning and construction contacts will remain the same and all requests will be processed as usual, Thweatt said. The campus commitment to maintaining CU-Boulder’s architectural integrity, frequently cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful, will continue, Thweatt said. Thweatt’s position oversees five divisions in the facilities management department, including the offices of facilities planning; design and construction; engineering; capital assets and space planning; and campus architect. Since 1994, Thweatt estimates he has overseen the construction, renovation or improvement of about 40 percent of all campus building space. In April he will assume the position of associate vice president for design and construction at Emory University. Published: March 6, 2007 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

SIP Certified Announces Newly Certified, High-Profile Vineyards for 2019

first_imgHome Industry News Releases SIP Certified Announces Newly Certified, High-Profile Vineyards for 2019Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessSIP Certified Announces Newly Certified, High-Profile Vineyards for 2019By Press Release – August 27, 2019 298 0 AdvertisementAtascadero, California, August 27, 2019 – SIP Certified (Sustainability in Practice) has just released a list of new vineyards that have been certified sustainable for 2019. The high-profile group includes six new properties and two long-time members.SIP Certified is one of the wine industry’s oldest and most important sustainability assessment and certification programs. The SIP Certified logo guarantees that farmers, wineries and winemakers have used sustainable methods throughout the growing and winemaking process to preserve the environment and protect human resources. The values of the program include:Social Responsibility – Competitive wages, medical insurance, training, and educationWater Management – Reduced/recycled water in the vineyards and winerySafe Pest Management – Introduce beneficial insects, attract raptors and plant enriching cover crops to keep vineyards healthyEnergy Efficiency – Alternative fuels and energy sources like solar and wind, minimal tractor usage, enhanced insulation in wineryHabitat – Create wildlife corridors and preserve open spaceBusiness – Ethical practices that treat employees and community with care and respectAccording to Beth Vukmanic Lopez, SIP Certified Manager, “We are very excited to announce the addition of more than 3,800 acres that have recently been certified in California. Each of these properties has met our strict guidelines regarding environmental protection and social responsibility. This brings our grand total to 273 ranches and more than 40,000 acres that are currently SIP Certified.”New Certified Vineyards for 2019Pebble Ridge ‑ 692.72 acres certified in Paicines, CAGateway Vineyard ‑ 95.25 acres certified in Paso Robles, CAWindfall Farms ‑ 223.38 acres certified in Paso Robles, CAJohn Silva ‑ 22.03 acres certified in San Luis Obispo, CANorth Fork Vineyard ‑ 839.44 acres certified in Cuyma, CARick Jekel/Vititech Vineyards ‑ 206.56 acres certified in Creston, CA Added AcresJackson Family Wines – Certified an additional 350 acres bringing their total to 12,894.07 acresLone Tree Creek – Certified an additional 1400+ acres owned by The Wine Group bringing their total to 1798.49 acresABOUT SIP CERTIFIEDSustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified is one of the wine industry’s oldest and most important third-party assessment programs. It utilizes a block-to-bottle, integrated approach to management, enabling farmers, wineries and winemakers to preserve the environment and protect human resources. SIP Certified boasts strict, non-negotiable requirements and standards based on science, expert input, independent verification, transparency and the absence of conflict of interest. SIP Certified launched its pilot program in 2008 with 3,700 acres of vines between Monterey and Santa Barbara counties. Today, there are 43,600 acres of vines in California and Michigan, two wineries and more than 36 million bottles of wine that have been SIP Certified.Advertisement ReddIt Previous articleBonterra Organic Vineyards Launches Young Red Nationwide, Driving Excitement for Chilled RedsNext articleWineries Share Their Point-of-Sale System Priorities and Experiences Press Release Share Linkedin Email Pinterest Twitter Facebook TAGSGateway VineyardJackson Family WinesJohn SilvaLone Tree CreekNorth Fork VineyardPebble RidgeRick Jekel / Vititech VineyardsSIP CertifiedWindfall Farms last_img read more

Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital organises campaigns to celebrate International Women’s Day

first_img News By EH News Bureau on March 9, 2020 Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Comments (0) Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Related Posts [email protected] Super Specialty Hospital Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital organises campaigns to celebrate International Women’s Day WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Women were made aware of several diseases and the importance of preventive check-ups and CPR Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital initiated several programmes and campaigns for making women aware of preventive healthcare. The initiatives at the hospital and other parts of the city included urological consultation for senior women ([email protected]), lecture about women health complications and preventive techniques, the importance of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), ‘Health Mela’ for preventive check-ups and a social media campaign (I Make it Happen) among others. Nanavati hospital celebrated womanhood by hosting special two-day programmes in several locations of Mumbai. The programmes and campaigns primarily aimed at educating women to reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases by emphasising on the importance of preventive health check-up as they are an integral part of the family and [email protected] for senior women witnessed participation of over 200 seniors who were benefited by urological consultation and a lecture on complications by Dr Avinash Arora, Sr Consultant Urologist. The lecture was followed by woman-oriented special documentary Film on ‘Sindhu Tai Sapkal, social worker and Arunima Sinha, volleyball champion and Mount Everest climber.’A health talk was given at YWCA, Andheri (West), Versova by Dr Pradeep Bhosale, Orthopedic Surgeon, Director Arthritis and Joint Replacement Centre and Dr Nikhil Sardar, Sr Consultant Ophthalmology. At BramhaKumaris, Goregaon (E), Dr Akshay Deodhar, In-Charge Accident & Emergency Department – Nanavati Hospital gave the Informative Lecture on ‘Why Women should learn CPR’ followed by live CPR training to the audience by giving basic life support skills including CPR, AED use, and ventilations at the time of cardiac arrest to approximately 150-200 audience.Dr Akshay Deodhar, In-Charge Accident & Emergency Department – Nanavati Hospital speaking on this occasion said, “Every woman needs to take proper care of her health and her lifestyle choices. We should celebrate women’s day by taking responsibility and care of their health. For this, regular preventive health checkups are necessary for women to avoid complications.”The hospital also hosted Health Mela. A general screening camp for women conducted random blood sugar, BMI, bone mineral density, blood pressure, ECG and provided consultations venue camp in Kandivali, Mumbai. A campaign was also initiated for social media on women empowered employees ‘I Make it Happen’ featuring iconic women’s of Nanavati Hospital featuring all the lady doctors and administrators. The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Share MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Add Commentlast_img read more

GG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiative

first_img By DOUGLAS McINTOSH, JIS Reporter RelatedGG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiative GG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiative Governor GeneralJuly 14, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has extended an invitation to members of the media and advertising fraternities to partner with him in executing the I Believe Initiative, which he currently spearheads with Lady Allen. Delivering the keynote address at the Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica’s (AAAJ) annual Media of the Year awards luncheon at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, on July 13, the Governor-General explained that the Initiative embodies the ideal of Jamaica being positioned as a place that inspires persons to believe in, and actualise their full potential in order to contribute to building a prosperous, progressive and peaceful nation. Arguing the rationale for his invitation, he contended that media and advertising interests share a symbiotic relationship, resulting in what he said were outputs of “high quality and high ethics.” “We have grown up on the Gleaner’s National Spelling Bee, and TVJ’s Schools’ Challenge Quiz. We have been inspired by the Jamaica Observer’s Examination Study Guide (and) the Business Leader Awards, and the RJR Group’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards, and many others,” he stated. The Governor-General also commended both sets of stakeholders for imparting to the nation some of the ideals consistent with those of the Initiative, which he noted formed part of his inaugural speech on his appointment as Head of State in 2009. “Suddenly, I (started to hear) children from various schools using the words as part of their choral pieces,” he said, while making special mention of a collaboration between the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) and Mona Preparatory School in St. Andrew, to produce a video incorporating these ideals. Citing the significant individual and collective inputs of advertising and media interests to national life,  the Governor-General  said that their  partnership “is crucial to the Initiative,  which focuses on self-actualisation, particularly for our troubled youth, who are vulnerable to abuse and easy recruitment into criminal gangs.” He highlighted some of the key areas of focus under the Initiative,  namely access to education, mentorship, parenting, and counselling, and invited media and advertising interests to support the efforts to enhance the lives of the persons targeted, particularly the young people. “With your support, we can ignite hope in our nation by instilling confidence in our young people. We can help to restore the values through strong family, peer and educational structures. The responsibility we have to our youth cannot be overstated, and the ‘I Believe Initiative’ is offering a means through which corporate Jamaica can promote and assist with what is right with Jamaica, to fix what is wrong with Jamaica,”  he emphasised.          The AAAJ presented over 20 media and advertising awards to media and advertising executives and organisations excelling in their craft during 2010. Chief Executive Officer and Executive Editor, Sunday Herald, R. Christine King, was adjudged the Media Personality of the Year, while the Gleaner Company received the Media of the Year award. Advertisements RelatedGG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiative RelatedGG Invites Media to Partner with him to push I Believe Initiativelast_img read more