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Air Cargo Picks Up, While Demand Remains Weak

Shipments are increasing as the global economy gradually reawakens from a coronavirus-induced slumber and that is translating into slightly better air cargo demand, new data shows. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported air cargo volume fell 20.3% in May from 2019 , but that was better than April's year-over-year decline of 25.

Worldwise: Co-CEO of the McIntosh Group Jeff Poggi’s Favorite Things at Home

Poggi, 50, boasts over two decades in the industry, with previous stints at Harman International and the Bose Corporation. The self-described “small town farm boy” is particularly well-known for his work in luxury car audio systems, which he leads at the New York-based McIntosh Group.

How Hong Kong's New Security Law May Affect Local Investments

The Chinese government’s new national security law drew international pushback as it took effect Tuesday in Hong Kong. China says the law aims to prevent secession, terrorism, foreign interference and attempts to subvert state power but critics say it undermines the former British colony’s economic and legal autonomy.

Coronavirus: Another batch of 172 Nigerian (COVID-19) evacuees return from Kenya, Uganda

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) Another batch of Nigerians, stranded in Uganda and Kenya because of the travel restrictions imposed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday.

INTERNATIONAL REGULATORS PROVIDE GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR COVID-19 CLINICAL TRIALS, , 01/07/2020

EMA has endorsed a joint statement on prioritisation of COVID-19 clinical trials published by the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA). Medicines regulators from around the world have jointly developed this statement to step up global collaboration to facilitate and....

416 more Bangladeshis return home from...

A fresh batch of 416 Bangladesh citizens has returned home from Saudi Arabia, where they were stranded due to the Covid-19 forced flight suspension. The special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Riyadh landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 10:15pm on Wednesday.

UN rights chief describes state of killings in PH 'widespread, systematic, ongoing'

Watch also in or TFC.tv Human rights groups are wary of the Philippine government's intentions in creating a panel that will investigate thousands of drug war-related deaths. They call the move a ruse to save the Duterte administration's international reputation.

Pence to stop in Arizona as state hits new virus records

Purchase: Order Reprint PHOENIX — Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Arizona Wednesday as the state sees skyrocketing coronavirus infections and hospitals prepare for a surge in patients. Pence is scheduled to meet with Gov. Doug Ducey after landing in the late morning at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Indra Mani Pandey Appointed India's Permanent Representative To UN

Indra Mani Pandey succeeds Rajiv K Chander in Geneva (File) New Delhi: Seasoned diplomat Indra Mani Pandey has been appointed as India's next Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva. Mr Pandey, a 1990-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, is....

IMF sees Asia’s pain persisting as virus curbs limit recovery

ASIA’S loss of economic output due to the deadly coronavirus will likely persist until 2022, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The assessment is a warning about the prospects for a global recovery after the pandemic tipped the world economy into its worst collapse since the Great Depression.

AA Adjusts International Network, Announces DFW as Primary Trans-Pacific Hub

American Airlines has announced that Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will be the airline's major trans-Pacific hub as it adjusts its network to cope with decreased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the airline, Miami International Airport will continue to be the preeminent....

Planning minister partakes in Brussels IV Conference

Amman, July 1 (Petra) -- Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Wissam Rabadi has partaken in the virtual Brussels IV Conference on "Supporting the future of Syria and the region," saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has deeply impacted the world, especially developing countries.

400m people lose jobs globally: UN

GENEVA: The coronavirus crisis has taken a much heavier toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN said Tuesday, warning that the situation in the Americas was particularly dire, reports AFP. In a fresh study, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimated that by the mid-year point, global....

Joint Statement by heads of multilateral development banks and the World Trade Organization (WTO) on supporting trade finance during the COVID-19 crisis 9 mins ago

The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked the deepest economic downturn of our lifetimes. In addition to the ongoing shocks to supply and demand, international trade has been affected by a reduction in the supply of trade finance. Risk perceptions about non-payment in international trade are at the highest....

Corvinus University becomes first AMBA accredited business school in Hungary

Press release – Corvinus University of Budapest has received accreditation from renowned AMBA, the Association of MBAs. This international organisation is one of the world’s leading authorities on postgraduate business education. Fewer than 300 business schools in the world hold this accreditation, the first in Hungary being Corvinus.

Alitalia resumes international flights from Milan, Linate to open on July 13

MILAN (Reuters) - Alitalia [CAITLA.UL] on Wednesday resumed international flights from Milan as Italy gradually reopens its airports to foreign travellers and scraps restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The carrier, which is in the process of being nationalised after 11 years of....

Astronauts complete 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts completed their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. Commander Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken quickly tackled the big, boxy batteries. For every two outdated batteries coming out, a new and....

MIL-OSI Economics: ICC launches survey to understand challenges faced by small businesses in least-developed countries

Headline: ICC launches survey to understand challenges faced by small businesses in least-developed countries. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) joins the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and other partner organisations to launch a major survey to understand the unique....

CAPA Masterclass follow-up

Picking up from previous post-COVID Outlook Masterclasses with leading airline CEOs, the CAPA's 17-Jun-2020 Masterclass set out to explore CAPA’s new Airline Capacity Projection Model. Applying the model to various markets across the world offers some unique insights into where the domestic and international growth hotspots might be or not.

Ten ISIS militants killed in Coalition airstrike in Nineveh

. 28 minutes ago 109 View. SULAIMANI The federal Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday (June 30) that ten Islamic State (ISIS) militants were killed in an airstrike by warplanes belonging to the international coalition working to defeat the militant group.

N. Sembilan allows foreign firms to own leasehold and freehold industrial land

The state’s strategic location due to its close proximity to the Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Port Klang, Selangor would help the investments to increase in value, said Datuk Mohamad Rafie Ab Malek. — Bernama pic. SEREMBAN, July 1 — The Negri Sembilan state government has....

Covid-19: Public warned 'complacency our biggest enemy'

People are being advised to avoid all non-essential travel abroad. At least six cases of Covid-19 associated with international travel were identified in Ireland this week. At this morning's Government briefing on the pandemic, the Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Taoiseach said now is not the time for complacency.

Astronauts perform 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts are performing their second spacewalk in under a week to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. Commander Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken ventured out Wednesday to tackle the cumbersome job. NASA plans to send the astronauts out twice more....

11 IS militants killed in airstrikes in northern Iraq

A total of 11 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in airstrikes by international coalition aircraft in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, Iraqi military said on Tuesday. Based on intelligence reports, the international coalition aircraft conducted airstrikes on a tunnel used as a headquarters....

Astronauts perform 2nd spacewalk to swap station batteries

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Astronauts performed their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. Commander Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken ventured out to tackle the big, boxy batteries.. For every two outdated batteries coming out, a....

Second COVID-19 Wave In 2020 Could Result In Loss Of 340 Million Jobs: ILO

The ILO has warned that if another COVID-19 wave hits in the second half of 2020, there would be global working-hour loss of 11.9 per cent - equivalent to the loss of 340 million full-time jobs. According to the 5th edition of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Monitor: COVID-19 and the world....

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Storm 5 Alert: Strong storms with threat of damaging wind, flooding on Tuesday afternoon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Stay weather aware on Tuesday as strong storms with the threat of damaging wind are possible. A Storm 5 Alert is in effect from 11 a.m...

Clay Co. Ham Radio Club conducts Relay League Field Day

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - The Clay County Amateur Radio Club had it's annual Relay League Field Day today. Using solar panels and alternate power sources, t...

Dennis Mattinson’s Thursday Weather

THU JUN 25 2020 WEATHER DISCUSSION: Not truly exceptional for this time of year, but our heat wave is still living up to the first week of Summer. The ridge res...

Radio Free Trump Decapitating America’s state-funded media

I N COMMUNIST times, recalls Stoyana Georgieva, editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian news website mediapool.bg, her grandfather would listen in secret to the Americ...

OPINIONISTA: An honest look back at radio amid Eusebius McKaiser storm

The Twitter storm that erupted after the announcement that Eusebius McKaiser was leaving 702 reminded me of the toxic legacy apartheid has left in South African...

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German Museum of Bonn. The Deutsches Museum in Bonn, which specialises in the history of science and technology in Germany, is offering free admission to all of...

Myanmar plans to launch micro-satellites in early 2021

Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, and Myanmar Aerospace Engineering University (MAEU) started their first satellite development program from September 1st...

British PM's father travels to Greece despite UK COVID-19 advisory

ATHENS (Reuters) - The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has flown to Greece, despite current advice for British nationals to avoid all but essenti...

Are Victoria's Goldfields as significant as Uluru? Twelve local councils think so

A dozen councils want the birthplace of the 1850s Victorian goldrush to be given the same international recognition as Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and the Syd...

The Latest: Curfews, closures as virus surges in Florida

Sandro Manzato, from the Veneto region, hugs his daughter Yearline, 3, as she arrives with her mum Rubiela Perea, right, from Bogota, Colombia, at Rome's Fiumic...

Spacewalkers complete another round of battery replacement work

NASA astronaut Bob Behnken is pictured outside the International Space Station on a spacewalk June 26. Credit: NASA. Picking up where they left off last week, t...

Symmetry, Vol. 12, Pages 376: A 3D Mask Presentation Attack Detection Method Based on Polarization Medium Wave Infrared Imaging

Facial recognition systems are often spoofed by presentation attack instruments (PAI), especially by the use of three-dimensional (3D) face masks. However, nonu...

Sensors, Vol. 20, Pages 900: DMD Mask Construction to Suppress Blocky Structural Artifacts for Medium Wave Infrared Focal Plane Array-Based Compressive Imaging

With medium wave infrared (MWIR) focal plane array-based (FPA) compressive imaging (CI), high-resolution images can be obtained with a low-resolution MWIR senso...

AIR battles 5-hr ‘blackout’ hitch as Prasar Bharti eyes digital switch

Avid radio listeners in many parts of Uttar Pradesh have reported what they call, a “curious disturbance” during the transmission from Lucknow centre of All Ind...

BBC to close Whitehaven medium wave transmitter which broadcasts Radio Cumbria

RADIO: A medium wave transmitter which broadcasts BBC Radio Cumbria in and around Whitehaven will be switched off later this year Picture: Google Maps. A MEDIU...

Trump says he 'hopes it's true' that he was chosen by God to be president

Donald Trump has responded to claims that he was chosen by God to be the President of the United States. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network...

If annexation doesn't happen in July, it won't happen at all, Israeli settler leaders fear

In recent weeks, settlers have attempted to apply pressure on the president through Christian evangelicals in the United States, including John Hagee , the Prot...

Settlement leader lobbies Evangelicals for help on sovereignty

A senior settlement leader is reaching out to Evangelical Christians in the US, urging them to lobby the White House to back an expanded version of the sovereig...

Trump makes shocking claim about being sent by GOD to be US President

Trump made the absurd remarks in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network. In the interview, he was asked whether he agrees with Sarah Sanders, Mike...

Trump says people tell him ‘God put him here to be president’ during interview with Christian broadcaster

Donald Trump has revealed people close to him believe God put him in the Oval Office. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump was asked i...

LGBTQI refugees facing persecution in Kenya

Martin Okello, 29, fled to Kenya from his native Uganda to seek asylum and protection under the UN refugee agency. Okello’s life in Uganda was shattered in 2014...

LGBTQI refugees facing persecution in Kenya

Martin Okello, 29, fled to Kenya from his native Uganda to seek asylum and protection under the UN refugee agency. Okello’s life in Uganda was shattered in 2014...

Prayerwaves: Spirit FM's losses reduced by charitable donations

The company behind Christian radio station Spirit FM last year recorded a modest loss of €12,437 - but only after receiving charitable donations totalling €405,...

Men who pushed hydroxychloroquine could cure COVID-19 celebrate after Trump said he was taking it

Throughout Marcht, Rigano made a series of Fox News and conservative and Christian radio appearances to tout the idea that hydroxychloroquine 'cures' the corona...

John Paul II. Father Lombardi: “A mentor of the peoples, a shepherd of humanity”

Father Federico Lombardi's recollection of John Paul II, of whom he followed the entire pontificate, first as a young editor of Civiltà Cattolica and then as di...

Christian Songstress Gretchen Keskeys Strikes a Chord with Patriotic Video for 'God Will See Us Through’

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, July 2, 2020 / EINPresswire.com / -- In the midst of a global pandemic and civil unrest, a patriotic music video for the song "God Will See ...

God TV banned after trying to convert Jews to Christianity

God TV, a worldwide evangelical Christian television network, has been taken off the air in Israel after being accused of trying to convert Jews. The network, w...

God TV banned after trying to convert Jews to Christianity

God TV, a worldwide evangelical Christian television network, has been taken off the air in Israel after being accused of trying to convert Jews. The network, w...

Israel closes Christian television channel in rare move

The Hebrew-speaking "Shelanu" channel, which began airing in late April on GOD TV as part of a seven-year deal, will stop broadcasting this week, according to a...

Israel orders US-based Christian TV channel off the air

Israel officials announced Sunday they have withdrawn the broadcast license for a U.S.-based evangelical TV channel that they allege hid its missionary agenda w...

Pure Radio’s Lynne Hogan and Paul Harper are bringing their unique flavour to Tayside

on 102 & 106.6 FM. Perth’s own, and former Wave FM breakfast show host, Lynne Hogan will be hosting her show from 10am – 1pm, helping listeners get through the ...

Pure Radio’s Lynne Hogan and Paul Harper are bringing their unique flavour to Tayside

Pure Radio's Lynne Hogan and Paul Harper are bringing their unique flavour to Tayside. Lynne Hogan and Paul Harper are getting ready to take the Dundee, Perth ...

IDGC of Centre JSC : Belgorodenergo implements the Digital Distribution Zone” project in Valuyki

02.07.2020. Belgorod power engineers completed the first stage of creating a digital Distribution Zone on the basis of the Valuysky Distribution Zone of 'Rosset...

Radio stations to be allowed to continue broadcasting via FM and AM for 10 more years

Radio stations will be allowed to continue broadcasting via analogue for another decade, the government has said, after several FM and AM commercial radio licen...

Radio fans can listen to AM and FM for another decade as digital switchover is put off

Radio fans will be able to carry on listening to FM and AM radio stations on older devices in cars and at home until 2032, ministers announced yesterday. New le...

SABC has ‘big plans’ to migrate from analogue to digital

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has “big plans” to “as soon as possible” migrate from analogue to digital. This was revealed on Friday during ...

OnePlus TV 32Y1 vs Mi TV 4A Pro 32 vs Realme Smart TV 32: Comparing The Best 32-inch Android TVs

OnePlus has now entered the affordable smart TV space in India by launching its new Y-Series of televisions in two sizes – 32-inch and 43-inch. The OnePlus 32Y1...

ABS-CBN: Big Dipper no tax shield

“As far as tax payments... by Big Dipper, I think they are paying more or less correctly their taxes,” Albino Galanza, a regional director of the Bureau of Inte...

'May takot, kaba, trauma': Kim Chiu admits fear of speaking out amid latest ABS-CBN shutdown orders

MANILA Actress Kim Chiu admitted on Wednesday she now fears speaking out amid the latest blow to her home network ABS-CBN. Last Tuesday, separate cease and desi...

Palace distances from NTC’s halt order vs. ABS-CBN programs

MALACAÑANG ON Wednesday distanced itself from the latest move of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to issue two cease and desist orders stopping ...

Global Massive MIMO Market Competitive Outlook ZTE Corporation, Sprint Corporation, China Mobile Limited , Bharti Airtel Limited, Deutsche Telekom AG, SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited,

Report 2020″ The Massive MIMO market research report gives vital proposals counseled by the modern specialists including market figures, benefit, supply, raw ma...

This new 'standalone' 5G network leaves 4G behind

Vodafone is showcasig a so-called "standalone" 5G network in Coventry University, and hopes this will help unleash the technology's full potential. Until now, ...

5G reinvented: The longer, rougher road toward ubiquity

It's the small companies that could be most impacted by the pinch of supply chain constraints -- firms like Boulder, Colorado-based Comptek Technologies. Last F...

What to expect from the next version of 5G

understand how it works or affects us, but the people that define networking standards won’t stop working on it. The 3GPP, which is a group of organizations tha...

What to expect from the next version of 5G

understand how it works or affects us, but the people that define networking standards won’t stop working on it. The 3GPP, which is a group of organizations tha...

10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of July 3, 2020

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Hickenlooper criticized for wearing Native American headdresses at Wyoming hunt

“This was a longstanding, traditional hunt,” Hickenlooper told Colorado Public Radio on Thursday. “The headdress was placed on my head by the hunt chief, Chief ...

China announces new retaliation against news outlets

The Chinese government stopped short, however, of announcing the expulsions of journalists at any of the four American organisations: The Associated Press, CBS ...

Beijing demands some US media submit information about China operations

China’s foreign ministry said Wednesday that the government has asked some US media news agencies to submit information about their operations in China. Associa...

China to AP, UPI: Report finances, properties

BEIJING : China on Wednesday announced that the China-based branches of Associated Press, United Press International, CBS and National Public Radio must declare...

What historians will see when they look back on 2020's coronavirus pandemic

Universities, archives and historical societies, ranging from the Smithsonian Natural Museum of American History to a tiny college radio station in Pennsylvania...

Abandon land for a less-taxing life

Suffolk fishermen will be familiar with the Principality of Sealand, a self-proclaimed micro-nation about eight miles off the coast on a disused Second World Wa...

Abandon land for a less-taxing life

Suffolk fishermen will be familiar with the Principality of Sealand, a self-proclaimed micro-nation about eight miles off the coast on a disused Second World Wa...

Tomatoes and Watermelons

From Naewna, May 27, 2017 Title: Fate of Thailand…!! Man on left: Turbulent city bombing. Koo Tee. [Early suspicion about the bombing at the military-run hospit...

National Pirate radio station helps older adults deal with loneliness Scripps National 3:38 PM, May 25, 2020

From the government to nonprofits and individuals, there are so many people helping older adults dealing with isolation and loneliness right now. However, the R...

National Pirate radio station helps older adults deal with loneliness Scripps National 3:38 PM, May 25, 2020

From the government to nonprofits and individuals, there are so many people helping older adults dealing with isolation and loneliness right now. However, the R...