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Air Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30

Air Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines have agreed on a new takeover deadline of April 30, pushed back from the previous target of April 12.Air Jamaica’s President and CEO, Bruce NoblesIn a release issued Wednesday (April 7), Chairman of Air Jamaica, Hon. Dennis Lalor, said the national carrier had agreed to the extension, to ensure that sufficient time is devoted to completing the negotiations which will result in the Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines route networks being combined.He explained that the result would be the creation of “a larger, stronger Caribbean airline to serve the region.”“The extension is also intended to ensure a seamless launch of the operations into the transition period,” Mr. Lalor added.During the transition period, Air Jamaica will continue to operate its routes with its current fleet of aircraft and accompanying regulatory authorisations. Many of its employees are also expected to be utilised under the interim agreement. The transition period may last up to 12 months.Air Jamaica’s President and CEO, Bruce Nobles, assured passengers that, in the meantime, “the little piece of Jamaica still flies”.He said that all reservations made previously and tickets purchased on Air Jamaica will continue to be honoured. Additionally, all 7th Heaven frequent flyer benefits will continue and all passengers, shippers and business partners can continue to rely on Air Jamaica to provide the services they have come to expect.“In simple terms, our customers and stakeholders will not see any visible difference in the airline, or its services, during the initial transition period as Jamaicans, visitors, shippers and travel partners can continue to book on Air Jamaica with confidence,” he said.He stated that as the routes are absorbed by Caribbean Airlines, the combined network will provide significant added value and benefits to customers and partners.Air Jamaica will continue to provide service from Jamaica on the New York, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Baltimore and Philadelphia routes, with “the usual Lovebird hospitality”, Mr. Nobles said. Advertisements Air Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30 TransportApril 7, 2010 RelatedAir Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30center_img RelatedAir Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30 RelatedAir Jamaica Takeover Deadline Now April 30last_img read more

Nassar and Lordan shine in repeat Longines victory in Thermal

Nassar and Lordan shine in repeat Longines victory in Thermal

first_imgFor the second year in a row—and third overall—Nayel Nassar (EGY) and his indelible mount Lordan led the victory gallop in the $100,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Thermal (USA).Besting a jump-off field of five, Nassar and his 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding crossed the timers of Marina Azevedo’s (BRA) shortened course in 43.89 seconds. The duo narrowly edged Eve Jobs, who recorded the best World Cup finish of her career with her own Venue d’Fees des Hazalles; their time was 43.97 seconds. Lisa Carlsen (CAN) finished third aboard Parette after recording the winning time but pulling the rail at the final fence.“I’m just thrilled with my horse and thrilled to be sitting here again!” ~ Nayel Nassar (EGY)Nassar has been partnered with Lordan for more than seven years. In addition to winning last year’s event, the pair also topped the class in 2016. Nassar used his longtime partnership to his advantage, creating his own jump-off plan based off his horse’s quick, yet smaller, stride.“I tried not to focus too much on what the other riders were doing,” Nassar said. “I know that Lordan is a very different kind of horse with a different kind of stride. I just wanted to know whether my jump-off pace was going to be fast enough or if I needed to take any extra risks.”The pace proved to be just enough, resulting in a close, eight-hundredths of a second margin of victory.“It ended up being a lot closer than I expected,” Nassar said, “but luckily we were on the right side of that today.”Consistency Proves KeyWith consistent, points-earning performances in Vancouver (CAN), Columbus (USA), Del Mar (USA) and Thermal, Jobs took over the lead in the west coast sub league standings of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League with 48 points.Should Jobs qualify to compete at Gothenburg (SWE) in April, it would be her first appearance in a World Cup Final.“If everything goes as planned, and I can continue to feel comfortable competing at such a high level, I would be honored to go,” she said. “I’m very excited.”Richard Spooner (USA), a 15-time World Cup Finals veteran, including last season, moved into second in the standings after finishing fourth in Thermal. He has 36 points, four ahead of Zazou Hoffman (USA), who won the World Cup qualifier at Del Mar (USA) in October.The west coast sub league of the North American League continues in Las Vegas (USA), on 17 November 2018.Results1. Lordan, Nayel Nassar (EGY) 0/0 43.892. Venue d’Fees des Hazalles, Eve Jobs (USA) 0/0 43.973. Parette, Lisa Carlsen (CAN) 0/4 41.50FULL RESULTS Tags: Lisa Carlsen, Nayel Nassar, Lordan, Eve Jobs, Parette, Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Thermal, Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

‘Doomsday Clock’ ticks 30 seconds closer to midnight’s apocalyptic destruction

‘Doomsday Clock’ ticks 30 seconds closer to midnight’s apocalyptic destruction

first_imgWin McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The world is as close to apocalyptic destruction as it has ever been in the 71-year history of the symbolic “Doomsday Clock,” the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said.The Chicago-based nonprofit announced Thursday the decision to advance its Doomsday Clock closer to midnight by 30 seconds. The clock is now two minutes to midnight, the symbolic hour of imminent doom.The last time the symbolic clock edged that close to the end of humanity was in 1953, when the hydrogen bomb was first tested. The clock was as far away as 17 minutes from midnight in 1991, at the end of the Cold War when the United States and the Soviet Union were actively engaged in arms-control negotiations.“This is the closest the clock has ever been to Doomsday, and as close as it was in 1953, at the height of the Cold War,” Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, said at a news conference Thursday.“To call the world’s nuclear situation dire is to understate the danger and its immediacy,” she added.Last year, at the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock from three minutes, to two minutes and 30 seconds to midnight, reflecting “a darkening security landscape characterized by an increasing recklessness around nuclear rhetoric and increasing attacks on experts and expertise worldwide,” according to Bronson.This year, Bronson pointed to nuclear provocations from North Korea, nuclear exercises built into Russia’s military plans and an enhanced commitment to nuclear weapons in Pakistan, India and China as reasons the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists decided to further advance the Doomsday Clock.The group also weighed the United States’ response, specifically the exchange of provocative rhetoric between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. An insufficient response to climate change, including the Trump administration’s plan to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, was also a significant factor in the group’s decision, Bronson said.“We considered at length the lack of predictability in how the United States is thinking about the future and future use of its own nuclear weapons,” she said. “An unpredictability that is embodied in statements and tweets by the president of the United States.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more