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TUI suffers as cuts dent holiday sales

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic Mirrorautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp TUI Travel saw its London-listed shares plunge by almost ten per cent yesterday after the Thomson Holidays owner said bookings had fallen over the third quarter of its fiscal year.Europe’s largest travel operator said airspace closures due to the volcanic ash crisis, coupled with uncertainty caused by government Budget cuts, had hit its business hard. The good weather in the UK also encouraged more people to have so-called “staycations” in Britain, leading to a 10 per cent dip in booking volumes in the three months to the end of June compared with last year. Revenue fell to £3.4m, from £3.6m a year ago.TUI chief executive Peter Long said: “The strong booking trends experienced up until the volcanic ash disruption in mid-April and the subsequent rebound in early May were not sustained in the early summer period.“In the UK, the market has slowed markedly following the recurrence of airspace closures, the emergency Budget and subsequent austerity measures, and the better than average UK weather, combined with quiet trading during the World Cup.” Bookings in the Netherlands were also lower than a year earlier, but those in other key European markets increased. The company said its winter holiday schedule had started well with bookings for the last four weeks up 22 per cent. Analyst Richard Hunter at Hargreaves Lansdown said: “The current trading position has marginally improved, although management remains understandably cautious for full-year prospects. The third quarter update follows on from a first half loss in May.” KCS-content Tuesday 10 August 2010 8:36 pmcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ TUI suffers as cuts dent holiday sales Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Brit profit drops by a third as catastrophes rise

first_imgFriday 25 February 2011 6:59 am Share whatsapp Brit profit drops by a third as catastrophes rise alison.lock Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Newly-acquired insurer Brit Insurance saw both premiums and pre-tax profits shrink last year following higher-than-expected catastrophe claims.The Lloyd’s insurer, which has just been taken over by private equity consortium Achilles, said profit before tax fell 30 per cent to £119.2m before forex charges, from £171.3m in 2009. Premiums written fell almost ten per cent to £1.53bn – but the company said the move was deliberate as it made changes to its underwriting portfolio.Its profits were boosted by the release of £72.4m of claims reserves held from previous years.Chief executive Dane Douetil said the year was “defined by stodgy pricing conditions and higher than average catastrophes”. He added that takeover discussions had dominated the year – implying they detracted from Brit’s core operations. And he warned that increasing regulatory costs were burdening the insurance sector in Europe.“The Group was able to keep its costs broadly flat despite a more intrusive and costly regulatory environment and the significant costs for the implementation of Solvency II,” he said.“The UK needs to guard carefully against becoming uncompetitive as the cocktail effect of costly regulation and the potential over-engineering of Solvency II relative to the rest of Europe pushes even more business overseas.” Brit’s combined ratio – a measure of its profitability – crept higher in 2010, to 97.1 per cent from 94 per cent in 2009, as it said it paid “significantly higher charges for major claims during the year.”Return on equity excluding forex was 14.4 per cent, down from 17.4 per cent in 2009, but Brit improved the headline ROE level to 14.2 per cent from 12.2 per cent the previous year. whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.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.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com last_img read more

Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgAccess Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Chrysler workers vote: NO to two-tier pay

first_imgOct. 8 — Following the workers’ rejection of the tentative agreement last week, the United Auto Workers gave notice to Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles on Oct. 6 of a strike deadline if a new tentative agreement was not agreed to by midnight on Oct. 7. Union locals began strike preparations — mounting signs on sticks, posting picket assignments, even calling for mass picketing at one local. Minutes before the deadline the union announced a new tentative agreement. Details are unknown as of the morning of Oct. 8, but FCA and the UAW leadership can expect stiff opposition if there is no real job security and no process to eliminate two-tier pay.First-tier and second-tier UAW workers at parts plant in California.Photo: Albert LimonA week earlier, in an act of defiance that caught everyone following the situation off guard, UAW members rejected the earlier four-year tentative agreement between FCA and the UAW by a whopping 2-to-1 margin. Clearly, both FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne and UAW International President Dennis Williams — who stated that, without question, “they will ratify it” — underestimated the rank and file. In fact, some UAW members underestimated their own co-workers. Skilled trades workers, higher-paid first-tier production workers and lower-paid second-tier workers did not realize that all three groups would take a unified stand against two-tier pay. Even longtime anti-concessions activists, who developed leaflets to encourage a protest vote, were not anticipating this unprecedented development. The other remarkable aspect of the struggle was the groundswell of grassroots activism on the shop floor. Workers who opposed the contract became organizers overnight. In some plants, they made message bearing T-shirts. In California, the message read, “Solidarity, No More Tiers, Vote No” and in Toledo the words read, “No Deal.” In UAW Local 1248, representing parts depot workers in Metro Detroit, a one-on-one educational campaign convinced a wide majority to turn down the contract. Local 1248 was one of the first to vote and set the trend for the rest of the union. Toledo Jeep workers rallied outside a contract “roll-out” meeting, chanting, “Hell no, Sergio!” and carrying signs against two-tier pay and plans to move work out of Toledo. One sign read, “Vote No to the Culture of Poverty,” a reference to Marchionne’s comment during the 2009 Chrysler bankruptcy that the UAW members had to “get used to a culture of poverty.” Toledo workers rejected the contract by a whopping 87 percent, definitively sinking the concessionary contract.The Sterling Heights Michigan assembly plant, which stands to gain high volume work if FCA goes ahead with an announced business plan, followed the national pattern roughly of 65 percent against the agreement. Even after the outcome was known, workers at the Warren, Mich., stamping plant and the Belvidere, Ill., assembly plant came out in large numbers to oppose the contract.This is more than a protest vote. This is a movement.Issues behind the worker revoltWorkers have a multitude of issues with this contract, but top on their list is that it maintains the unequal two-tier system. The company pays inferior wages and benefits and denies a pension to production workers hired after October 2007. The new contract actually creates more tiers by introducing a lower wage for workers at certain facilities, temporary workers, workers hired under this contract and by lengthening the time needed to reach top pay to eight years. Skilled trades workers hired after October 2011 still get the same wage but not the same benefits.What has provoked widespread anger is a broken promise to institute a 25 percent cap on the number of “entry level” workers. With 47 percent of FCA production workers being second tier, this cap would have allowed 22 percent of the lower-paid workers to become “traditional” employees. On the front page of the 2011 contract summary, then-UAW Vice President General Holiefield stated that at the end of the contract the cap would kick in.Thousands of workers, now betrayed, have waited four years to move up. International Vice President Norwood Jewell, who sounds like a company spokesperson, claims the language on the cap was never put into the 2011-15 contract and, if the cap was instituted, the company could not raise pay for all second-tier workers. While Jewell “can’t find” the language, rank-and-filers have found it in the 2009 bankruptcy modifications, knowing that if it was not deleted or modified in 2011, it was automatically carried over. Now that path to the top has been choked off, thus institutionalizing a divisive and unequal system that was supposed to be a temporary measure. Few workers are buying the either/or argument that the cap had to be eliminated to get everyone a pay raise — not when FCA made $3.8 billion in profit last year and Marchionne paid himself $72 million.Two-tier — never mind the multiple tiers in this contract — is an affront to union principles and another tool of the bosses to pit workers against one another. This scourge began to appear in the 1980s in the airline and retail industries; now it is widespread. Typically, when a company’s financial performance is weak, two-tier is presented as an alternative to current workers having to take a pay cut.  Thus, to sell a contract with this provision, union leaders have to appeal to bourgeois individualism — to get the workers to put their narrow self-interest above the interest of future workers. In 2007, the contract was almost voted down at Chrysler because of opposition to two-tier. Now two-tier is not a hypothetical situation at FCA.Building a culture of struggle For years we have been working together, side by side, and it is no longer acceptable that some union sisters and brothers are making substantially less than others. The primary contradiction of capitalism, as Karl Marx recognized, is that while ownership of the means of production is individual, production is social. Workers who are not directly affected by two-tier, including skilled tradespeople who voted “no” overwhelmingly, are joining with the second-tier workers in demanding equal pay for equal work. The Detroit Free Press pointed out, “UAW negotiators failed to understand the deep hostility of entry-level workers who, instead of taking a substantial raise, chose to join forces with higher-paid veterans to resoundingly defeat a proposed, four-year deal with Fiat Chrysler.” (Oct. 4) The problem now is not just one of rearranging how the money on the table is spent — Williams has stated he will not take one dollar out of the promised investment — and convincing workers it is a good deal. The bosses and their labor representatives have to deal with an awakened membership that believes union principles of fairness and equality are worth fighting for. This vote represents an unequivocal repudiation of the labor-corporate “partnership” promoted by the UAW leadership. At the opening of negotiations, Williams and Marchionne were caught in a big bear hug. Now the union leaders have two choices: change course or get out of the way. A new leadership on the shop floor is trashing “the culture of poverty” and embracing a culture of struggle.Next: The auto contracts and the fight for jobsGrevatt is a 28-year UAW Chrysler worker who works at Warren Stamping.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Publisher and provincial governor gunned down for criticising blasphemy law

first_img Organisation to go further News Follow the news on Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific Salman Taseer, the governor of the northeastern province of Punjab and owner of the English-language Daily Times, Urdu-language Daily Aaj Kal and the TV station B-Plus, was gunned down yesterday in the capital, Islamabad. He was shot by one of his own bodyguards, who reportedly said it was because of the influential editor’s opposition to Pakistan’s blasphemy law.After a year in which 11 journalists were killed in Pakistan, more than in any other country, 2011 has begun tragically for the Pakistani media.Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the murder and voices its support for the family and colleagues of the victim, who was regarded as one of the more moderate figures in the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party.“The pressure is growing on Pakistani public figures opposed to intolerance,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We call on the authorities to do everything possible to protect journalists and combat impunity. The current climate of violence is unfortunately liable to foster self-censorship within the media.”In other recent case of religious intolerance, Newsweek Pakistan Magazine received serious threats because of its coverage of the Ahmadi religious minority, a taboo subject for Muslim fundamentalists.As a tribute to Taseer’s memory, Reporters Without Borders urges the government to reform the very strict blasphemy law, which often causes problems for journalists. Freedom of expression would benefit if its harshest provisions were amended.Gunned down outside Kohsar Market, near his home, Taseer died shortly after being rushed to a hospital. Interior minister Rehman Malik said his bodyguard surrendered the murder weapon to police and confessed to shooting the governor because he had criticized the blasphemy law. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani announced three days of national mourning. RSF_en January 28, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific center_img News News Help by sharing this information January 5, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Publisher and provincial governor gunned down for criticising blasphemy law Receive email alerts Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder April 21, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Region’s draw for luxury weddings on radar for international couples

first_imgLUXURY weddings at venues like the world’s best hotel in Adare Manor will be the focus of a new drive by Fáilte Ireland who is targeting the lucrative overseas market to bring more business to the regions.Engage! Luxury Destination Wedding Summit is being hosted for the first time in Ireland following a successful bid by Adare Manor to showcase the best of Ireland to 250 top international wedding planners, designers and influencers from over 18 countriesSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Supported by Fáilte Ireland the major industry-led event will focus on driving revenue from this growing market for regions across the country.Led by Adare Manor and Conference Ambassador Tara Fay, the event is responding to research that shows almost 80 per cent of overseas luxury destination weddings are influenced by a wedding planner, and this week’s event will be an opportunity to showcase the country to leading wedding industry buyers from key European, US and emerging markets. Paul Heery, General Manager at Adare Manor said “We are delighted to welcome the Engage! team and delegates to Ireland and Adare Manor. This global industry leading event attracts the best of the best from around the world, who come together to discuss and share innovative ideas. One of the most popular industry events in the global calendar, it allows for open and honest networking in a non-client and non-competitive environment. Careful attention is paid by Engage! to create an intimate atmosphere for every individual attending that blends structure and downtime, and here at Adare Manor, this is what we do best. We take great pride in hosting this international delegation as we believe it is a huge opportunity for Adare Manor, Limerick and Ireland to have this summit here in Adare. The opportunity to showcase what we have to offer for destination weddings and events worldwide is immense”.Sample itineraries and visitor experiences for prospective wedding parties, as well as the region’s attractiveness as a wedding destination through its high-quality food, variety of venues and luxury offerings, and its world-class hospitality and scenery, will all feature in the luxurious week-long showcase.  Linkedin Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic WhatsApp Adare Manor named 5th World’s Most Romantic Hotel 2021 Print Previous articleWatch: Sanctuary Runners – Limerick people running in solidarityNext articleMinister’s airport strategy flies in the face of regional development Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter NewsBusinessRegion’s draw for luxury weddings on radar for international couplesBy Staff Reporter – October 24, 2018 1742 center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Adare Manor retain the Michelin Star Email Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor Adare Manor named ‘Ireland’s Leading Hotel 2020’ Advertisement TAGSAdare ManorbusinessLimerick CountyNewstourism last_img read more

New search planned for missing NJ 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez

first_imgNew Jersey State Police(BRIDGETON, N.J.) — The family of 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez, who has been missing for more than a month, is planning a “massive search” in Bridgeton, N.J., on Sunday.“We still have hope that we will find her. We will never give up the hope,” Norma Perez Alavez, Dulce’s grandmother, said in Spanish at a press conference Wednesday. Alavez asked for the members of the community to get involved.Jackie Rodriguez, who served as an interpreter for Alavez, said the civilian search will go door-to-door with fliers and check areas “that have not yet been searched.” It was not immediately clear which areas Rodriguez meant.Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Gaimari told ABC News law enforcement had no involvement in Sunday’s efforts.The family plans to pass out fliers of the sketch that authorities recently released of a man who is believe to be a “possible witness.” They hope someone will recognize the man, who was allegedly at the Bridgeton City Park around the time Dulce went missing.The search, which will cover parts of Bridgeton and other nearby cities, begins at 9 a.m. at the park.Dulce has been missing since Sept. 16, and authorities have few answers to countless questions surrounding her disappearance.“We have not given up and remain hopeful that we will determine the circumstances that led to Dulce’s disappearance,” Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said in a statement on Oct. 16.No suspects have been identified.The sketch of the “possible witness” was released last week. The prosecutor’s office said the man in the sketch is someone who they want to speak with, but noted they are not identifying him as a suspect or person of interest.Anyone with information on the man or the case is asked to contact Bridgeton Police Department at 856-451-0033 or anonymously text information to TIP411 with the word “Bridgeton.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Best practice

first_imgPersonnelToday’s monthly series reveals how managers deal with business problems andenhance performance. Inthis issue, Mike Eccles, from Huntsman Tioxide, explains how a stress surveytransformed the company atmosphere, creating a less stressful environment for everyone. HuntsmanTioxide, previously part of ICI, is one of the world’s largest producers oftitanium dioxide pigment, which is used primarily in the production of paintsand plastics. It employs more than 3,000 people worldwide, spans more thanseven countries and has a production capacity of 570,000 tonnes a year.AtTioxide’s central research and development site in Billingham, the health,safety and working environment of employees has always been given highpriority. A small group of staff are qualified in counselling skills andvoluntarily assist colleagues on site by offering the opportunity to discussany issues or concerns in confidence. In 1997 these counsellors (TheCounselling Network) approached the management team with concerns about peoplewho were feeling over-stressed for various reasons. Management agreed thatsomething needed to be done.Severalproblems faced the counsellors: identifying the cause or causes of stress,finding out who was affected and, of course, trying to help. The CounsellingNetwork also knew they should avoid spending a lot of money researching aproblem that might turn out to be affecting only a few people – who might behelped in a different way. Bearingthis in mind, the Network approached the Lancaster Group, which specialises infinding ways of alleviating stress in the workplace. After consultation withthem, the Huntsman counsellors championed the conduct a “stress survey” amongall employees, to assess the extent of the problem accurately. Howwe implemented the changeThesurvey was designed to find out what types of stresses individuals are underand to show which situations create stress and how staff deal with them. Whilethe Lancaster Group prepared the survey, The Counselling Network beganeducating Tioxide staff to ensure they felt confident with the process andtrusted the confidentiality of the results. The management team stepped backfrom the proceedings to avoid the outcome being affected by their intervention.Thecounsellors talked with each team individually, explaining exactly what thesurvey was for, why it was being proposed and how it would work. The investmentin explaining how the survey worked paid off, with an 80 per cent response rateto the survey – one of the highest the Lancaster Group had witnessed. Confidentialitywas maintained throughout the process. Completed questionnaires were analysedby The Lancaster Group before mailing the feedback to individual’s homeaddresses rather than to the company offices. Huntsman Tioxide had access onlyto group and team results which allowed them to identify problem areas and planchanges while retaining the anonymity of the individual.Afterreceiving the feedback from The Lancaster Group there were many implicationsfor the company. If employees did have a problem with stress then Tioxide hadto be prepared to propose a solution. Helpcame in various ways. The Lancaster Group provided everyone with a bookletabout reducing the impact of stress in their lives. Also, consultants wereavailable for anyone whose feedback had shown them to be highly stressed andunable to deal with it. Itwas strongly felt by the counsellors and the management team that there shouldalways be an avenue outside the company for anyone who felt they needed totalk, so employees were encouraged to seek help from whomever they feltcomfortable with.Positiveoutcomes for the businessThemost positive outcome from the survey has been a change of attitude. Employeesnow talk about stress. It has developed from being something that was sufferedin silence to something that can be discussed and solved. Anumber of practical measures have been introduced to help change the workingenvironment. For example, one team has introduced aromatherapy and hasinstalled equipment in the office to try to combat stress, while another teamhas started a lunchtime fitness group, going to the gym to work out any stressor frustrations. Ithas also been acknowledged that, to a large extent, the feeling within a teamis dependent on how it is managed. The company has always encouraged managersto get feedback from their teams and the survey highlighted how important thisis as a tool. As a result, more people have taken the opportunity to learn moreabout their own style as a manager and how they can adapt in order to improvethe atmosphere within their team.Stressis no longer something to be hidden away at Huntsman Tioxide.  By facing up to the problem, talking aboutit and making changes to combat it, workers at Huntsman Tioxide no longer letstress rule their lives. Therehave been several additional surveys at Billingham since 1997, both checking onprogress and extending the depth of the analysis. Other Huntsman Tioxide sitesworldwide are following the initiative with surveys either completed orplanned.  Proofof success is always a challenge but the Billingham Site did its part last yearin delivering the group’s best performance for a very long time. Toptips: Carrying out a stress survey–Try to dissipate any concerns or threats people might feel at first, it is veryimportant to educate people about why the survey is needed. Carefully plannedopen communication is essential.–It is essential to maintain the confidentiality promised, should a rumour beginas a result of the survey no one would ever take part again.–It is important to see it as more than just a survey, the company has got to beprepared to help following the feedback. If stress is an inherent part of thejob, try to educate staff about coping mechanisms which will enable individualsto deal with it.–Ensure you have an independent company such as The Lancaster Group doing thesurvey, this provides great reassurance for everyone, and they have expertsavailable to talk through any problems.Thebest professional network you will ever join. TheBest Practice Club is a professional knowledge network, pooling the ideas andadvice gleaned from a diverse and global membership which spans manufacturingand service industries as well as the public and private sectors. Through acombination of education and shared experience, members are able to identifyand adopt best business practices.Fora full information pack, contact 0800 435399 or visit www.bpclub.comwww.lancastergroup.co.uk Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Comments are closed. Best practiceOn 3 Apr 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Northrop gets $322.5m for AARGM-ER work

first_imgThe US Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $322.5 million contract for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program.AARGM-ER program is leveraging the AARGM that is currently in production.The extended range version will be integrated on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft and configured for internal carriage on the F-35 Lightning II.“AARGM-ER extended range coupled with AARGM lethality will meet a critical defense suppression requirement while protecting our strike aviators,” said Cary Ralston, vice president, defense electronic systems, Northrop Grumman.AARGM is an air-launched missile with the capability to rapidly engage air-defense threats. AARGM is currently deployed with the US Navy and U.S. Marine Corps on the F/A-18C/D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. AARGM is also integrated on the Italian Air Force’s Tornado Electronic Combat aircraft. Photo: Photo: Northrop Grumman View post tag: US Navy View post tag: AARGM-ERcenter_img View post tag: Northrop Grumman Share this articlelast_img read more

New crackdown on drink and drug-fuelled crime

first_imgFreshers are the targets of a new Oxford City Council campaign to crack down on drink and drug-fuelled bad behaviour in the town. Leaflets have been sent to all freshers declaring the penalties for alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour and an advertising campaign on buses and local radio has been launched.The campaign is running in conjunction with Operation Bratwurst, which aims to cut drink-fuelled crime in East Oxford. Police officers and community support officers are on hand at night in East Oxford to inform people about responsible drinking and the dangers of excess.Officers will be visiting pubs and late-night venues and giving advice to staff on how to deal with drug misuse on their premises. A drug dog detection team will also be out in East Oxford for two evenings.The radio campaign, which is launched today, will cover a number of aspects associated with people having a safe night out in Oxford including interviews with the police, drug dog company and A&E staff. There will also be interviews with people who have abused drugs and alcohol.last_img read more