Qatar attacks Boeing over Dreamliner

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content QATAR Airways has threatened to hand extra business to European aircraft giant Airbus after attacking Boeing over problems with its new 787 Dreamliner.Chief executive Akbar Al Baker said the airline was considering increasing its order for five Airbus A380 super-jumbo planes and might order a re-engined version of the A320 single-aisle jetliner. He did not say how many more A380s it might order.Qatar has expanded its fleet from four to 94 aircraft in 13 years and has orders for 200 more from Airbus and its US rival Boeing worth $40bn, including 30 Dreamliners.Al Baker said Boeing had “failed” in developing its 787 Dreamliner, which is expected to suffer further delays following a fire on a test flight.Boeing’s development of the carbon-composite 787 is running around three years late and brokers expect a further delay as it addresses the cause of a fire which led to the test flight being grounded two weeks ago.Al Baker said Qatar had been notified of some delays to 787 deliveries but declined to say whether this was before or after the test flight incident.“I was really taken aback by the [787] programme. I never expected a programme could be delayed so much with a company like Boeing, which has pride in its quality. They have very clearly failed,” he said.Boeing declined to comment on Al Baker’s comments, but said it had determined the cause of the fire and was making changes to the jet. It expects to say more about 787 deliveries in the next few weeks. The first 787 had been due for delivery in 2008 to launch customer All Nippon Airways. Qatar has not chosen engines for the 500-seat plane and the blowout of a Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on a Qantas A380 would not affect it, he said. Share Qatar attacks Boeing over Dreamliner Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Thursday 25 November 2010 7:33 pmlast_img read more

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National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgNational Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Tyre Services Limited (NTS.zw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileNational Tyre Services Limited is the largest distributor and retailer of new tyres and tubes for the automotive industry in Zimbabwe. Its focus is on re-lugging tyres used in the agricultural and earthmoving sector and the procurement of truck tyres for the Zimbabwe transport industry. Popular tyre brands sold by National Tyre Services include Dunlop, Firestone, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Pirelli, Bandag, Regal and Comforser. It offers products in its ranger catering for sedans, SUVs, off-road vehicles, light trucks and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Its service outlets deal with wheel alignment, wheel balancing, product support and inner tyre tubes. The company has a national footprint with 12 retail outlets in major towns and cities in Zimbabwe. The re-lugging factory is in Harare and Chiredzi and re-treading and procurement of truck tyres is done out of Harare and Bulawayo. National Tyre Services Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Stock market rally: this is how I’m buying UK shares in an ISA to get rich

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. UK share markets are continuing their rapid ascent as the news surrounding the Covid-19 crisis gets ever brighter. Take the FTSE 250 for example. Britain’s second-tier index is now trading 1% higher in Tuesday business and, at around 19,760 points, is now trading at levels not seen since the end of February.Positive news surrounding the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine has sent UK share prices through the roof this month. The FTSE 100’s up 15% since the beginning of November and could gain on further news on the vaccine testing front. Yesterday, was the turn of AstraZeneca to announce terrific testing news of its own.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Additionally, UK share prices have gained following confirmation that England’s second Covid-19 lockdown will cease on 2 December.Thinking long-termSo the Covid-19 news flow has been more favourable for UK share markets in recent weeks. But could British stock investors be getting a bit too giddy by piling in again?Unless one has a crystal ball, it’s impossible to say. Developments on the Covid-19 front have certainly been more promising in recent weeks. News that Donald Trump is preparing for an orderly transition of power to president-elect Joe Biden has soothed investor nerves too.Still, there are plenty of reasons to remain concerned about the global economy. Big questions over the effectiveness and the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine are still to be answered. And, in the meantime, Covid-19 infection rates continue to soar all over the world. Meanwhile, the threat of a no-deal Brexit in just over a month also looms large. There’s still plenty of reason why UK share prices could reverse sharply again.Top UK shares in my ISAFor these reasons I haven’t gone on a buying spree of UK shares. Investing solely on the basis of what you think stock markets will do in the short term is often a recipe for disaster.That’s not to say I’ve stopped buying UK shares altogether. Provided that one buys quality stocks as part of a long-term investing strategy there’s every chance of generating brilliant shareholder returns. Over this sort of timescale the adverse impact of share market volatility tends to be greatly diminished.I buy UK shares in my Stocks and Shares ISA with a view to holding them for a minimum of 10 years. Some shares like Unilever, Diageo and Coca-Cola HBC are stocks I don’t expect to sell at any point, given the eternal popularity of their products. Others I’ve bought like brick manufacturer Ibstock because I expect them to make big profits over the next decade. This particular UK share should see the bottom line surge as Britain steps up homebuilding activity during the 2020s.There are lots of other top stocks like these I’m thinking of buying for my ISA today. And investors can boost their chances of finding the best UK shares out there with the help of experts like The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild owns shares of Coca-Cola HBC, Diageo, Ibstock, and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Ibstock, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Stock market rally: this is how I’m buying UK shares in an ISA to get rich Royston Wild | Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

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Daily news from New Zealand – 7 September – Video

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 06: The Cloud Party Central on Aucklands waterfront ahead of the Rugby World Cup on September 6, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Cloud on Aucklands waterfrontThe Rugby World Cup 2011 official YouTube channel will be releasing daily videos to give you the chance to be part of the experience no matter where you are in the world. It allows you to follow the progress of the tournament, plus look at the other ways in which the tournament will affect the nation.Today they take a closer look at Tri-Nation’ holders Australia to see their team progress with the tournament less than 3 days away.If you are lucky enough to be in town for the tournament, visit The Cloud in Queen’s Town, Auckland, will be showcasing the business prospects New Zealand has to offer. There will food and beverage stalls to highlight their nations culinary talent. Not to worry though, there is also a big screen inside the venue to accommodate those fans that missed out on tickets. Enjoy… read more

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New conflicts of interest guidelines issued for arts charities

first_imgNew conflicts of interest guidelines issued for arts charities Tagged with: Charity Commission Law / policy Howard Lake | 18 April 2008 | News The Charity Commission, together with the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has issued new conflicts of interest guidelines for arts charities.This is intended mainly for trustees of charitable museums, galleries and libraries, including those sponsored by DCMS. It sets out how trustees should identify and manage conflicts of interest and examines the different issues that could arise, including conflicts of loyalty and direct or indirect financial gain or benefit to a trustee.The ./guidance can be downloaded from the DCMS website at www.culture.gov.uk/Reference_library/Publications/archive_2008/charitable_mus_gal.htm AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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National Convention to celebrate 30th anniversary of Institute of Fundraising

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  81 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Keynote speakersThe Convention will start on a celebratory note with a plenary presentation by Tony Elischer who, whilst recognising past achievements, will outline what approaches he thinks the profession needs to embrace to build on that success.Fiona Woolf CBE, likely to become only the second woman to become Lord Mayor of London, will reflect on what has inspired her in her career and approach to philanthropy.Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper MP, will reflect on the growing importance of the charity sector to the UK, and highlight some of Labour’s thinking in the run-up to the 2015 election.Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of Shelter, and the first Director General of the Office of the Third Sector in the Cabinet Office, will share his insights on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. Convention attractionsThe Good Work Gallery returns, featuring the best in appeals and campaigns, as selected by The Good Agency and SOFII. Delegates will, as usual, get to vote for the very best.JustGiving will be again be hosting National Convention Tech Lab, where delegates will be able to drop in for advice on the latest technology trends affecting the charity sector. You can follow developments there via the #ioftechlab Twitter hashtag.The Expo will feature sector suppliers and advisors, together with the IoF Hub, which will showcase the Institute and its work.Monday night will see the National Awards gala dinner and presentation, hosted by TV presenter Helen Skelton. A record 349 entries were submitted this year.The AGM will be held, at which the results of elections to three vacancies on the board of trustees will also be announced.The IoF have published a video summarising last year’s National Convention: The Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention takes place in London next week, as the professional body for fundraisers in the UK celebrates its 30th anniversary.The three-day event is the biggest conference for fundraisers in Europe, with over 2,500 fundraisers attending.Delegates can choose from eight strands amongst the many sessions and presentations, including digital, major gifts, individual giving and events. Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 June 2013 | News National Convention to celebrate 30th anniversary of Institute of Fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Democracies asked to press China to free Swedish publisher

first_img ChinaSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses PredatorsImprisonedDisappearances Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Chinese government’s continuing persecution of Gui Minhai, a Chinese-born Swedish publisher and bookseller who was arrested again last weekend while on his way to Beijing for medical treatment, and urges democratic countries to take strong action to obtain his release. June 10, 2021 Find out more to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more January 25, 2018 Democracies asked to press China to free Swedish publisher One of five Hong Kong booksellers to be abducted and detained by the Chinese authorities in 2015, Gui was the last to be freed. Officially, he was released on 24 October but he remained under close surveillance in the southeastern city of Ningbo.Plainclothesmen arrested him again on 20 January as he was travelling in a train with two Swedish diplomats to receive treatment in Beijing for his serious health problems. Sweden and the European Union have demanded his immediate release without so far getting any official response from the Chinese authorities.RSF calls on democratic governments throughout the world to put strong pressure on China.“This persecution of a foreign citizen in violation of both the Chinese constitution and international law shows that the Chinese government takes the democracies’ passivity for granted,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia desk.“If it doesn’t encounter more resistance, Xi Jinping’s regime will know that it can act with impunity when it kidnaps its opponents anywhere in the world, holds them incommunicado for as long as it wants, parades them on TV like cattle at a fair, claims against all evidence that they are free and even prevents them from seeking medical care.”Mistreatment and denial of medical care – more discreet than a death sentence but the same in practice – are widely practiced by the Chinese state apparatus in order to silence dissidents and opponents.Both Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel peace laureate and winner of the RSF Press Freedom Prize, and the blogger Yang Tongyan died last year from ailments that were left untreated while they were detained. Other prominent detainees such as Liu Xia (Liu Xiaobo’s widow), the RSF award-winning journalist Huang Qi, the journalist Liu Feiyue, the citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti and the blogger Wu Gan risk suffering the same fate.China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Organisation Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom RSF_en News Receive email alerts ChinaSwedenAsia – PacificEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses PredatorsImprisonedDisappearances June 7, 2021 Find out more News News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survivallast_img read more

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Attacks and threats force two radio stations off the air

first_img Follow the news on Haïti October 30, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attacks and threats force two radio stations off the air Organisation HaïtiAmericas RSF_en Help by sharing this information Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today condemned a shooting attack on an independent radio station in the Haitian capital on 28 October and the threats that forced a provincial radio station off the air the day before, and the organisation called on the government to protect journalists and carry out investigations to establish who was responsible for the violence.”Once again we ask the Haitian authorities to put an end to the impunity enjoyed by those who attack the news media,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “It is especially worrying that this latest violence follows verbal attacks on the press by government officials and supporters,” he said.In the attack on privately-owned Radio Caraïbes in Port-au-Prince on 28 October, gunmen used automatic weapons to fire on the outside of the building, causing considerable damage to its facade and to the car of the station’s sports reporter, Harold Domond. No one was hurt, however.Witnesses said the gunmen came in a car with official plates. News editor Jean-Elie Moléus told AFP yesterday that Radio Caraïbes often received threats. The station suspended its broadcast briefly after the attack.Radio Maxima, a privately-owned station in the northern city of Cap-Haitien, suspended its news programming on 27 October after receiving threats from government supporters, its management said. The station’s director, Jean Robert Lalanne, is a local leader of the opposition, which has been calling for President Aristide’s departure for the past year.A report posted on the website of the independent Radio Métropole on 22 October said government criticism of the press has been mounting in the past few weeks. The report quoted remarks made the previous day by Prime Minister Yvon Neptune implying that the press did not report the news accurately.In a ranking of 166 countries worldwide according to respect for press freedom, published by Reporters Without Borders on 20 October, Haiti was placed in 100th position, among the lowest in the western hemisphere. Journalists working for independent news media are often threatened or physically attacked.Since 2000, some 30 journalists have gone into exile and two have been killed: Jean Dominique, the director of Radio Haïti Inter (on 3 April 2000) and Brignol Lindor of Radio Echo 2000 (on 3 December 2001). HaïtiAmericas to go furthercenter_img News Another journalist murdered in Haiti News News June 11, 2019 Find out more October 11, 2019 Find out more News Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti November 14, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Skills shortages caused by surge in recruitment

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Skills shortages caused by surge in recruitmentOn 20 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Pay pressures and skills shortages are on the rise, caused by an upsurge inrecruitment activity, according to a new report. The latest monthly Report on Jobs from the Recruitment & EmploymentConfederation (REC) and consultants Deloitte, reveals that the ongoing recoveryin business confidence has resulted in a sharp expansion of demand for staff. Recruitment consultancies reported a marked growth in demand for allcategories of employees in March – both for permanent and temporary positions –compared with the previous month. But the overall availability of candidatesdeteriorated significantly over the same period. For companies seeking to fill permanent positions, skills shortages weremost pronounced for executive/professional staff. Hotel and catering vacancieswere proving hardest to fill for employers seeking temporary or contractemployees. Average salary rates paid to both permanent staff and temporary/ contractstaff sourced from recruitment consultancies showed marked growth, as a directconsequence of rising demand. Some 19.6 per cent of respondents said that average salaries paid topermanent staff were up on the previous month, while 16.5 per cent ofrespondents said that salaries had risen for temporary employees. REC managing director Gareth Osborne said: “Skills gaps are continuingto open up and the rate is increasing, proving the importance of having a goodpool of labour for companies to choose from.” www.rec.uk.com last_img read more

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NCAA Women’s Golf Roundup: 9/10

first_img Written by Tags: Anna Margarita Raga/Chanikan Youngyuan/Hannah Alberto/Olivia Jackson/Otter Fall Invitational/Southern Utah Golf/Utah Valley Golf/Weber State Golf FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailANACONDA, Mont.-Monday, Weber State’s women’s golf team commenced its fall season by competing at the Battle at Old Works Tournament at the Old Works Golf Course of Anaconda, Mont. hosted by Montana State University.After one day of competition, the Wildcats are in fourth place at +58. The Wildcats’ Big Sky Conference foes, the Eastern Washington Eagles, are in first place currently at +37.Eastern Washington’s Alexa Clark is the overall leader at +2. Star Weber State competitors thus far include Kirsten Convoy, who is tied for fourth at +8 and Lydia Austin who is tied for sixth at +9.Gabby Denunzio is tied for 20th at +15, Morgan Bentley is tied for 23rd at +16, Kameryn Basye is tied for 30th at +19 and Taitum Beck is tied for 36th at +22.OREM, Utah-Monday, Southern Utah and Utah Valley’s women’s golf teams competed at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic at Hobble Creek Golf Course. The overall team lead at this stage belongs to Northern Arizona at +17 with Tulsa and Utah Valley tied for second at +19. Southern Utah is +26 and in fifth place out of a field of 12 schools.Hannah Alberto of Sam Houston State is the overall leader at  -6 and for SUU, Chanikan (Pluem) Yongyuan is in second place at -3.Utah Valley’s Ana Margarita Raga checked in at fifth place with a tie with Tulsa’s Olivia Jackson at +1.Rounding out the top 10 for Utah Valley was Carly Dehlin Hirsch who is in 9th place.The tournament will resume Tuesday.SALINAS, Calif.-Monday, the Westminster women’s golf squad competed at the Otter Fall Invitational hosted by CSU Monterey Bay.The Griffins are currently in eighth place after one day of competition with the West Texas A&M Buffaloes in the lead at +4. Westminster is at +40 presently.Jelina Fernando of West Texas A&M is the leader at +1 while Kanna Crosland is Westminster’s overall leader, tied for 16th at +6. Karen Valcarce also paces the Griffins as she is +8 and tied for 19th. The tournament resumes Tuesday. September 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local NCAA Women’s Golf Roundup: 9/10 Brad Jameslast_img read more

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