On Yukon, late salmon run means month-and-a-half fishery reduced to less than two weeks

first_imgA News | Community | Economy | Environment | Fisheries | Oceans | WesternOn Yukon, late salmon run means month-and-a-half fishery reduced to less than two weeksJuly 28, 2019 by Anna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – Bethel Share:Fishermen dock before running into the Kwik’Pak store for supplies before the Yukon’s final commercial summer opening on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)The lower Yukon River, one of the nation’s poorest regions, has one major industry: chum salmon fishing. The summer fishery usually opens at the beginning of June, but this year it didn’t open until July. KYUK visited Kwik’Pak Fisheries in Emmonak, the only company buying lower Yukon salmon, to talk with people about the late season’s economic impact.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/07/190724_kwikpak_pkg.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It’s 1:50 p.m. on a July afternoon. The final commercial fishing opening of the summer starts in 10 minutes. A line of open skiffs stretches out from Kwik’Pak’s gas dock, waiting to fuel up.“Five boats waiting,” Kenneth Lee, who’s running the pump, counts off. “Along with five that are parked.”Fishermen and their families run into the Kwik’Pak store for snacks and supplies. They leave with candy bars, cases of Shasta soda, rope and zip-close bags. Commercial fisherman Lamarr Lowe comes out unwrapping a special treat.“Had to go get a nice Cuban cigar to sit back and relax, watch the net splash,” Lowe says, laughing behind gold-framed Ray Ban sunglasses. When asked if that means it’s going to be a good opening, he responds, “That’s what we’re all hoping for.”Commercial fisherman Lorraine Joseph is fishing with her father and hopes to net a couple hundred fish today, but she won’t be able to catch up to where they usually are this time of year.“But we’re making some money,” she says before climbing in her boat.Lee, the man pumping gas, is also a commercial fisherman, but he’s sitting out this opening because of a torn net. Earlier this year he bought a bigger boat, and to pay it off, he lined up a summer job clerking at the Kwik’Pak store.“I take care of parts, deliveries,” he explained.Lee planned to commercial fish during openings, clerk at the store the rest of the days, and be debt free, riding around in his new boat by the end of the summer. But things didn’t go as planned. He, like the rest of the fleet, had to sit out June and wait for the fish.“I was like everybody else, wondering when the fishing season going to open,” Lee remembered. “It was a little odd for me.”The delay gave him plenty of time to meet his subsistence fishing needs, but it didn’t give him any cash. Unlike most fishermen, Lee has a full-time job during the rest of the year, working as a teacher’s aide. Most Yukon fishermen rely on commercial fishing as their main source of income for the year. That money pays for the gas and supplies to subsist through the summer and into the winter. About a quarter of commercial fishermen aren’t fishing this year. They can’t afford it. Startup costs can be a couple thousand dollars.Lee says that he’s earned as much as $20,000 during a summer season, and as low as $8,000.“Probably won’t even exceed $5,000 this year,” he estimated. “It’ll put a little hardship on me, making payments to bills, or all the bills, actually, some food on the table, gas to go get my subsistence gatherings, but I’ll find a way to manage.”Darren Jennings works on a Kwik’Pak tender, a ship that collects salmon from fishermen on the river. The job started when the fishing did. Jennings supplements his income with mechanic work and trapping, but Kwik’Pak is his main paycheck.“I’ve been doing subsistence. Food stamps helps a lot, stuff like that while we don’t have no job. I’ve got to feed my kids somehow,” he said.The entire lower Yukon fishery, from the processing workers to the fishermen, is about 60% its usual size. That means around 250 people don’t have a job this summer. The fishery usually infuses about $10 million into the region’s economy. This year it won’t do even half that.Jack Schultheis, Kwik’Pak Operations Manager, says that the summer fishery usually processes about 2.5 million pounds of chum salmon. This year it has processed about 800,000 pounds.“I guess you could call it an economic calamity, (an) economic depression,” Schultheis said. “I don’t want to call it a disaster, because we did get the fish.”With the month-and-a-half summer fishery compressed to less than two weeks, there was no room for error. But when the fishery finally opened, a series of unfortunate events hit, all outside Kwik’Pak’s control.“Not only was there a lack of production,” Schultheis explained, “but when we did finally get good production out of the fishermen, everything else seemed to go wrong for us.”Multiple power outages fried crucial machinery, including an ice maker, forcing Kwik’Pak to fly in plane-loads of ice from Anchorage. One outage even canceled a fishing opening.For days, cell phones and internet shut down. Landlines were unreliable. Customers couldn’t contact Kwik’Pak and instead found salmon elsewhere. Other customers, like Whole Foods, had already dropped Kwik’Pak weeks before when the season didn’t open as scheduled.To request a plane to either pick up fish or fly in ice, Schultheis would hand-write a note, which he would give to a pilot heading upriver, who would deliver it to a friend in a nearby village, who would then call the airlines.Also that week, a historic heat wave swept Alaska. The lower Yukon River hit its highest recorded water temperature, and fishermen reported salmon floating dead in the water.“It seems like it was a lifetime,” Schultheis said, looking back on the short fishery, “because we had so many problems with it. But we got through it.”In the end, Kwik’Pak didn’t lose a single fish, and it still has enough customers to buy its products. Schultheis says that they protected the company’s reputation, and hopefully the chance to earn a better income for the region next summer. There’s still potential for a commercial fishery on the fall chum this year, but that run is expected to be late and weak.Commerical fisherman and Kwik’Pak store clerk Kenneth Lee gassing up boats in Emmonak, Alaska on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)Darren Jennings works on a Kwik’Pak tender, pictured here at Kwik’Pak Fisheries on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)Kwik’Pak Fisheries Operation Manager Jack Schultheis at Kwik’Pak Fisheries in Emmonak, Alaska on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)A commercial fisherman heads out for the Yukon River’s final commercial summer opening on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)Ice covers wild salmon at Kwik’Pak Fisheries in Emmonak, Alaska on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)Kwik’Pak Fisheries in Emmonak, Alaska on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)A crane unloads totes of salmon from a tender at Kwik’Pak Fisheries in Emmonak, Alaska on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)Fish totes at Kwik’Pak Fisheries in Emmonak, Alaska on July 15, 2019. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK)12345678 read more

Suck It Up: Vape is the Word of the Year

first_imgBooksSuck It Up: Vape is the Word of the YearBeating out normcore, mansplain, hangry, slacktivist, and plenty of other newfangled termsBy Elina Shatkin – November 18, 2014667ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItWHAT: Last year, it was all about selfie. This year the lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary have decided the Word of the Year is “vape,” a verb that means to inhale and exhale the vapor from an electronic cigarette. Though the term has become popular in the last few years, vape isn’t a new word. It dates back to the 1980s, when Big Tobacco began experimenting with “smokeless cigarettes.”THE VERDICT: Makes sense. Everybody’s vaping these days, despite regulations enacted by cities such as Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, and Los Angeles. But we’re more interested in some of the contenders that were smoked out by the almighty vape. The long list of finalists included some fantastic words like budtender (a cannabis barista), slacktivist (what all of us are basically doing when we click yes on a petition that we’ve barely read because a friend posted it on Facebook), brogrammer (a macho, often sexist computer programmer i.e. all the execs at Uber), bae (romantic partner; short for baby), duck face (the pouty face that women frequently make when taking a selfie, which was 2013’s Word of the Year), normcore (a style in which pleated-front chinos and other ordinary, often unflattering clothes are worn deliberately), hangry (hungry + angry), and clickbait (sites that routinely use sensational headlines to get you to click on lame “stories” i.e. Upworthy and Viral Nova).Bonus points for using as many as possible in a sentence: “My bae dresses so normcore that the budtender at that new cannabis collective thought he was some lame brogrammer and practically started mansplaining the weed selection to him.” TAGSBudtenderCigaretteCulture ShotHangryMansplainNormcoreOxford English DictionaryselfieSlacktivistSmokingVapeWordsPrevious articleFood Lover: Jimmy Williams, Gardener to the StarsNext articleUnder the Bridge: Finding Art in L.A.’s Forgotten PlacesElina Shatkin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORSlide Show: The Bad Old Days When Everybody Smoked in L.A.The “Spectre” of James Bond’s CarRachel McAdams Joins True Detectivelast_img read more

Challenger banks face an uphill battle as George Osborne widens levy net

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JC Flowers, the private equity group which rescued the Kent Reliance Building Society five years ago has done well out of its transformation into OneSavings Bank and its subsequent float. It was likely to have resumed selling shares once its latest lock-up expires in September, although last week’s 10 per cent post-Budget share price slump may delay that. It remains the case, of course, that there is little appetite for displays of public sympathy for banks. But there is also such a thing as crass, or even stupid, policy-making. The Treasury should have exempted challenger banks from the tax surcharge. After all, Osborne has tweaked, raised and amended the Bank Levy at every opportunity. It is hard to see why investors in smaller UK lenders should have much confidence that he won’t keep doing the same to them. VISA TROUBLES AFTER BARCLAYS BOW OUTSJohn McFarlane might not realise it, but his brutal removal of Antony Jenkins last week might have unintended consequences for Europe’s biggest credit card issuer, Visa Europe. As one of Visa Europe’s largest shareholders, Barclays will exert significant influence over the company’s fate at what could be a crucial moment for negotiations about a takeover by its American sister company. Convoluted discussions between the two Visas have looked in recent months as though they will finally result in a deal. Charles Scharf, the US firm’s chief executive, has made little secret of his desire to reunite the two businesses. Yet the departure of Jenkins and Valerie Soranno Keating, the head of Barclaycard, will do little to provide a stable basis for negotiations. Yesterday’s confirmation that Sir Mike Rake will step down from Barclays’ board to chair Worldpay as it prepares a blockbuster flotation will do little to ease that confusion. The implications of Jenkins’ defenestration may only be a minor headache for Visa Europe at a time when it is contending with the fallout from Greece’s debt crisis. Nevertheless, those betting on imminent gains for Visa Inc from a takeover of its European sibling might be disappointed. IT’S YOUR ROUND: TDR LOOKS TO FLOATIt has not been a golden age for the UK pubs sector. A glance at the five-year share price performance of Enterprise Inns, Mitchells & Butlers and Punch Taverns tells you that. Yet there’s good reason to conclude that this isn’t a bad time for a well-run pubs operator like Stonegate (the owner of Yates’s and Slug & Lettuce) to be considering going public. The company’s owner, TDR Capital, obviously shares that view, since I understand that it has appointed Barclays and Morgan Stanley to prepare it for a flotation that should take place in the next nine months or so. With some of the industry’s excess capacity removed through attrition and consumer spending recovering, Stonegate’s profits could rebound this year after a revenue fall prompted by a change in reporting periods in 2014. Still, its peers’ experiences suggest an IPO will need to be keenly priced if investors are going to be raising their glasses a couple of years down the line.    whatsappcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Challenger banks face an uphill battle as George Osborne widens levy net last_img read more

IIAC congratulates Top Under 40 nominees

first_img The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC) has announced the nominees for its IIAC Top Under 40 Award, of which Investment Executive is a sponsor.The award “recognizes and celebrates the new generation of highly motivated and talented young professionals whose drive, dedication, personal and professional qualities and accomplishments have brought distinction to the investment/financial industry,” IIAC says on its website. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media City skyline at night oxygen64/123RF Whistleblower, reporter receive anti-corruption prize Related news Nominations open for two FP Canada awards Anne-Marie Vettorel The 2018 winner will be announced at an awards luncheon on Oct. 25, and will also be recognized the same evening at the IIAC Investment Industry Hall of Fame gala dinner and induction ceremony.A full list of the nominees can be found here.Also readMatthew Rodier wins 2017 IIAC Top Under 40 Award Keywords AwardsCompanies Investment Industry Association of Canada Top Canadian hedge fund returns 16% over 10 years Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Information Fair for Laid-Off Banana Workers in St. Thomas

first_imgRelatedInformation Fair for Laid-Off Banana Workers in St. Thomas Information Fair for Laid-Off Banana Workers in St. Thomas UncategorizedOctober 27, 2008 Advertisements RelatedInformation Fair for Laid-Off Banana Workers in St. Thomascenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail An Information Fair will be held for banana workers, who have been laid off due to the closure of Eastern Banana Estates in St. Thomas, on October 30, at the Golden Grove Community Centre, starting at 10:00 a.m.Some 460 banana workers are expected to be paid their redundancy cheques the following day, Friday, October 31.The fair is the first in a series of initiatives, aimed at sharing information with displaced banana workers, on how to access funding for income generating projects through the European Union (EU), and providing them with information on the existing EU Banana Support Project. It is organised by the Rural Diversification Programme, one of the components of the EU Banana Diversification Programme.Manager of the Rural Diversification Programme, Leslie Grant, told JIS News that representatives of several financial institutions would be at the fair to offer advice to the workers on how to manage the redundancy payments.Additionally, he said that workers would be able to gather information on training and job opportunities at relevant agencies, and how they could “continue with life after Eastern Banana.”He said that topics such as money management and investment would also be discussed at the fair, and that counselling sessions would be held to assist workers to adapt to the recent changes.“The fair is really to see how we can work with this group and to provide them with whatever opportunities are available,” Mr. Grant explained.Some of the agencies participating in the event include the Social Development Commission (SDC), Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Jamaica 4-H Clubs and Credit Unions. Representatives of agencies that have been awarded grants under the EU Banana Support Programme will also take part in the event. RelatedInformation Fair for Laid-Off Banana Workers in St. Thomaslast_img read more

Government inaction on child abuse allegations unexplained and unacceptable

first_imgGovernment inaction on child abuse allegations unexplained and unacceptable Tasmanian LaborMinisters withheld horrific information preventing wider investigationUnacceptable lack of urgency on allegations cannot be explainedCommission of Inquiry must examine government’s lack of responseSenior Gutwein Government Ministers can still not explain why they failed to launch a government-wide investigation into horrific child sex abuse allegations and withheld information for more than a year.Labor Leader Rebecca White said both Health Minister Sarah Courtney and Police Minister Mark Shelton failed to act on the allegations involving former Launceston General Hospital nurse James Griffin when they were provided information in July and August 2019 respectively and Premier Peter Gutwein similarly did nothing when he learned of the claims late last year.“Ms Courtney still cannot provide a legitimate answer as to why she failed to launch an independent investigation until just weeks ago,” Ms White said.“Mr Shelton cannot explain why he withheld the information for more than a year and failed to share it with other government agencies where we now know Griffin worked, potentially giving him access to children.“The Premier cannot explain why investigations were not widened across government when he came into possession of the information via the former Premier’s office late last year.“Clearly – when the initial allegations were raised about Griffin at the LGH in 2019 – this was a matter that potentially reached beyond the hospital considering Mr Griffin’s involvement with other government agencies and other organisations.“There has been an appalling failure in the government’s responsibility to ensure the safety of children in its care.“Alarm bells should have been ringing loudly when Griffin’s Working With Vulnerable Persons accreditation was revoked In July 2019 but for reasons they refuse to explain, the Premier and his Ministers chose to do nothing to shine a spotlight across government.“The government cannot hide behind a police investigation when that investigation ended with Griffin’s death more than a year ago. The rampant secrecy needs to end. The planned Commission of Inquiry has not yet been established and there are serious, far-reaching questions that need to be addressed urgently and truthfully today.”Rebecca White MPLabor Leader /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:child abuse, child sex, children, Commission, failure, Government, health, health minister, hospital, investigation, Launceston, launch, Minister, police, Premier, Safety, Tasmania, Tasmanian Laborlast_img read more

Wild Harvests

first_img Email Foraging can be a dangerous and delicious game, taking us on a primal treasure hunt with ancestral motivations and leading us to a hidden haven of feral food holding unbound culinary potential.Dine out in the Flathead Valley, where a clutch of local chefs have integrated their passion for wild food foraging into their seasonal menus and nightly dinner specials, and your palate is apt to unwittingly detect nutrient-packed hints of spruce buds, nettle, mint, watercress, pearly everlasting, currants, salsify, wild onions, and more, all procured in the mountain ranges and river bottoms that radiate throughout the region.Besides knowing which wild species are safe to eat, foraging in the forest poses other risks, like jumping a bedded-down moose or getting skunked after days of scouring densely thicketed mountainsides and valleys, bush-belaying down steep pitches carpeted in devil’s club and alder to inspect a shady clearing, and still leaving the woods empty-handed yet hungry — literally and figuratively — for more.It can also be an immensely rewarding experience, particularly after a productive day when crates teem with a wild harvest and sizzling sauté pans eagerly await the cook’s return.The Rocky Mountain region’s diverse geography melds the plains, the Northern Rockies and the Pacific Northwest into a peculiar ecological potpourri that overflows with edible plant species, the perfect complement to the region’s stable of talented chefs and top-rated restaurants, where the verve of innovation and the momentum of the farm-to-table movement mixes with an earthy array of wild-caught ingredients.Shrimp russula, right, and morel mushrooms. Greg LindstromFor foraging foodies like Wayne Sheffield, a seasonal chef at Walking Lightly Ranch near Whitefish, the ground is a grocer, a wilderness Whole Foods brimming with flavorful delicacies — an outdoor oasis and living mosaic of wild food that fluctuates with the seasons, the hodgepodge of geography and the erratic rhythms of Rocky Mountain river systems.In addition to the bounty of sweet, tender greens, there are, of course, mushrooms. Every forager is well versed in the mycological gradation of the forests, and while the morels of spring are the best-known wild culinary mushroom species, many other even more coveted varieties can be found throughout the year.In Montana, Sheffield hunts a handful of mushroom species, including boletes, which taste like an earthy mixture of smoke and coffee, as well as white chanterelles and chicken of the woods. Then there’s the squat, fat-bottomed Montana porcini and, perhaps most famously, the matsutake.If you don’t know your hierarchy of prized wild mushrooms, matsutakes (matsies for short) are revered in Japan and the most expensive mushroom in the world (since truffles aren’t technically a mushroom).In Japan, they’re collected in the fall, but harvests there have begun to dwindle, and now matsutakes are harvested and imported from a number of different places, including the Pacific Northwest.If one hasn’t had the pleasure of eating a matsutske, it’s prized for its aroma — a cinnamon-spicy-cedar combination that’s hard to describe. Young mushrooms picked before the veil that covers the gills breaks open are the most cherished, and typically have the strongest flavor.“One of the fun things I love about Montana is finding new spots and exploring different ranges to forage,” said Sheffield, who has foraged throughout the Mountain West, including Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and Arizona. “That has really further inspired my love of the state. It’s just so different here. People hear the Northern Rocky Mountains and think it’s so homogenous, but these landscapes are so diverse.”Wayne Scheffield harvests watercress west of Kalispell. Greg LindstromIn his free time, Sheffield treks to the Yaak and the North Fork Flathead River, the Bitterroot, Beaverhead and Belt mountains, and he keeps his finger on the pulse of the weather.On the clock, Sheffield designs farm-to-table forage dinners for the guests at Walking Lightly Ranch, which offers yoga and writing retreats and features a vegan, raw food kitchen.The culinary importance of wild food isn’t just a means of survival, Sheffield said, but a way to promote health and wellness, enhance flavors and enjoy the experiential thrill of discovery.“Today we don’t have a lot of opportunity to eat totally unadulterated food anymore, or to see firsthand the chain of life of the food we eat,” he said. “If you envision the life cycle of a cow from a major dairy or slaughterhouse, you’re not going to be inspired. But when you think of the lives of wild plants and mushrooms, you see a great life. How can these things not be an empowering food and a critical ring on the chain of life? It’s an intimate connection.”Like a gardener, Sheffield watches his crop closely. He’s memorized spots where certain species grow, and he crisscrosses swaths of wilderness in search of fresh discoveries, never afraid of stumbling upon a new realm of possibility.A recent dinner at Walking Lightly Ranch featured Big Belt porcini mushrooms and morels from the Salish mountains, with pasta and squash scallopine, a toasted walnut cream with chervil, huckleberries and a pine nut whipping cream, and a virgin cocktail infused with blackberry syrup from berries picked along the Hood River in Oregon.“I think we have a very sophisticated food palate here,” Sheffield said. “Young chefs are moving here with progressive ideas and encouraging interest in foraging, and there’s more of an acceptance here than in other places. People aren’t afraid to eat wild food. In my experience, people are just good, adventurous eaters here, but some do have a fear of wild foods.”Editor’s Note: Read more of our long-form journalism in Flathead Living. Pick up the fall edition for free on newsstands across the valley. Or check it out online at flatheadliving.com. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

News / Full of eastern promise, three new cargo airlines preparing for takeoff

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 07/11/2016 News of three new cargo airlines today. First up is Azerbaijan’s Silk Way Group, which has reportedly set up Silk Way East Airlines, according to CH Aviation.It will be headed by the president of Silk Way Holdings, Sanan Akhundov, but it is not yet clear what its strategy will be.However, Silk Way has been busy recently. At the end oflast month both Silk Way Airlines and Silk Way West received permission from the US Department of Transportation to operate in the US, while the latter also opened a base in Amsterdam last month. Silk Way West operates five 747-8Fs, with one more coming next year, and two 747-400Fs.Meanwhile, just over the Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan Railways tells local media it is setting up a cargo airline in partnership with national carrier Air Astana.Vice president of logistics at Kazakhstan Railways Kanat Alpysbayev said the carrier would boost the country’s competitiveness as a hub. It is set to launch next year and offer freighter flights to China, Europe, Iran, Russia and Turkey. And Astana appears to be preparing for more cargo. In September, the airport opened a cargo facility with a new customs post and storage facilities.But with oil and gas revenues down, Silk Way looking to diversify from the sector, plus the steadily growing AirBridgeCargo which flies Moscow-Karaganda (Kazakhstan)-Hong Kong, it could be a tough start for the new carrier.The news comes as Khorgos Dry Port, Khazakhstan’s rail hub on the route between China and Europe, announced that it would be able to handle 500,000 containers by 2020, creating considerable capacity in the country.Finally, ATSG’s planned cargo airline, in a joint venture with China’s Okay Airways, could launch in less than a year.Speaking to analysts about the company’s third-quarter results, Rich Corrado, chief commercial officer, said the CAAC was now reviewing the application for an express carrier, after putting the process on hold for a few months.The CAAC, he said, had halted applications until last month, following too many requests for aircraft operating certificates, and took time to consider China’s air transport strategy.“They came out with some directions on what they were going to favour,” he said. “In fact, they are favouring airlines directly within our strategy … to support airlines that are not looking to hub and base out of the major markets within China.”ATSG’s planned Chinese airline is expected to be based in Tianjin, a port city just two hours’ drive from Beijing.Mr Corrado said that the commercial team was talking to express operators in China. The plan, he said, was “to start commercial operations with partner Okay first, and then move those operations over to the joint venture. So we’re actively engaged with some of the larger express operators to see if we can get the commercial jump started ahead of the joint venture”.The airline is expected to start with 737s and 757s, possibly looking at 767s later.last_img read more

Biodiversity Short Film Contest 2020 – FIIN

first_img Pocket ← Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists Biodiversity Short Film Contest 2020 – FIIN +1 April 29, 2020 Published by Tarik Similar Stories The WIN WIN Gothenberg Sustainability Youth Award Reddit LinkedIn 0 GREATER GOOD GRANTS Share 0 Tweet Deadline: 6 July 2020Open to: open to everyone who is interested in of eco-systemBenefits: a prize of EUR 4,000 for the winnerDescriptionThe main objective of the Short Film contest is to promote the biological natural heritage, namely the natural regions, the ecosystems, the habitats, and the species of wild fauna and flora, through the selection and classification of cinematographic works related to this subject. It also aims to promote cinematography of nature and promote its growth and development, as well as launching the debate and reflection of society on the need to knowing, promoting and conserving the biodiversity and the environment.EligibilityParticipation in the Short Film Contest is open to all.The following works will be accepted:Cinematographic works like animations, documentaries, fiction, experimental films and music videos in digital format;Cinematographic works of national and international origin;With a duration of between 5 and 28 minutes;Works that are exclusively related to a biological natural habitat, ecosystems and the habitats and species of the wild flora and fauna.The cinematographic works to be submitted to the contest can be narrated in any language, but it is mandatory to include subtitling in the English language, except for the works narrated in the Portuguese language.BenefitsA prize of EUR 4,000.00 will be awarded to the Short Film best classified by the Jury of the Contest.How to Apply? Participation in the Short Film Contest is free of charge. To participate in the Short Film Contest, an electronic registration must be done on the form available on the official website of the Festival (www.fiin.pt), as well as the inclusion of all elements and files requested on this platform.For more information, please visit the official web page. 2021 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge seeks open-data innovations for biodiversity Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc in Governance and State-building →last_img read more

Eskom chairman resigns as network stays constrained

first_imgAs such, following several days of consistent loadshedding, Mabuza tendered his resignation on Friday, 10 January. “Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has accepted Mr Mabuza’s resignation. President Ramaphosa has expressed his gratitude to Mr Mabuza for serving Eskom and the nation during a challenging period and has commended Mr Mabuza for taking responsibility and accepting accountability for events under his leadership.” No loadsheddingscheduled for Monday Generation Finance and Policy The powerutility announced this morning [Monday, 13 January] that the power system is “tight,but we are working hard to stabilise our generation fleet in order to ensurethat we meet today’s demand”. Read more news on South Africa Eskom Chairman resignation accepted “Should we losesome generation units during the day, we will use emergency reserves and mayimplement loadshedding in the evening. However, if we experience drasticchanges in the system, loadshedding may be implemented earlier in the day,” thecompany warned. Unplannedoutages or breakdowns were at 13,867MW as at 06h00 on Monday morning. The office of thePresident said the Eskom chairman wrote a letter as part of his resignationannouncement, in which he apologised for Eskom’s inability to meet thecommitment it made to the president to avoid loadshedding from 11 December 2019to 13 January 2020. Eskom Chairman Jabu Mabuza has taken accountability for Eskom’s failure to meet the commitment it made to the president that there would be no loadshedding until 13 January 2020. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA “Eskom presented plans to ensure that the risk of loadshedding would be eliminated during the holiday period until 13 January 2020. Eskom also outlined the risks affecting the national grid,” said President Ramaphosa’s office. The utility anticipates some units coming back online during the course of the day and states that it has adequate reserves for emergency generators.  Eskom Chairman Jabu Mabuza resigned on 10 January 2020 TAGSEskomLoadsheddingPersonalitiesSouth Africa Previous articleAbout Middle East Energy 2020Next articleEnel Green Power smashes renewable capacity records in 2019 Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS It went on to state that the government will soon announce a “reconfigured Eskom board with the appropriate mix of electricity industry, engineering, and corporate governance experience”. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more