European court hands down opinion on unpaid and untaken leave for workers

first_imgThe advocate general at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a UK worker is entitled to holiday pay and that untaken leave may be carried over until it can be used.In the case of C King v The Sash Window Workshop, King, a self-employed salesperson who was paid on a commission-only basis, brought an employment tribunal claim against window and door installation organisation The Sash Window Workshop, seeking compensation for leave that was accrued but not taken, as well as for unpaid holiday days that he had taken over his 13-year tenure. There was no right to paid leave in King’s contract with the organisation.King was dismissed from his role at The Sash Window Workshop in October 2012, effective from his 65th birthday. In December 2012, King brought the case to the Employment Tribunal (ET), which was heard in August 2013.The ET ruled in favour of the holiday pay claim as well as an age discrimination claim brought by King with regards to his dismissal. The ET found that King was a worker for the purposes of the UK Working Time Regulations.The Sash Window Workshop appealed the ET’s decision in favour of the holiday pay claim, taking the case to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The EAT case, which took place in November 2014, allowed the appeal and remitted this element of King’s claim to be reheard by the ET. Consequently, King appealed to the Court of Appeal In December 2014, with the hearing taking place in February 2016.The Court of Appeal then referred the case to the ECJ to clarify components of European law relating to the Working Time Regulations 1998. This included seeking clarification on whether the worker in question would have to take unpaid leave and only after doing so would be able to test whether he was entitled to holiday pay, whether untaken paid leave can be carried over, and if paid leave can be carried over indefinitely.Advocate general Evgeni Tanchev issued the opinion that it is incompatible with EU law to require a worker to take leave first before being able to establish whether the worker is entitled to be paid.Furthermore, advocate general Tanchev considered that should the worker not be provided an opportunity to exercise the right of taking annual leave, the worker should then be given payment in lieu of untaken leave. He also stated that if the worker does not take all of the entitled annual leave because the employer does not pay the worker for leave taken, the paid leave will carry over until it can be taken.If the employment relationship is terminated, advocate general Tanchev also clarified that the worker is therefore entitled to an allowance in lieu of paid annual leave that has not been taken up until the date on which an adequate facility that for the exercise of the right to pain annual leave has been established.The advocate general’s opinion is not binding on the Court of Justice.Tanchev said: “I appreciate that the answers to the questions referred I am here proposing would require employers rather than workers to take all the necessary steps to ascertain whether they are bound to create an adequate facility for the exercise of the right to paid annual leave, whether those steps be the taking of legal advice, consultation with relevant unions or seeking counsel from Member State bodies that are responsible for the enforcement of labour law.“If an employer does not take such action, it will risk having to make a payment in lieu of unpaid leave on termination of the employment relationship. However, this would be in keeping with guaranteeing the effet utile of the right to paid annual leave, a fundamental right of substantive normative weight in Member State law, EU law, and international law, and would also be consistent with the practical reality, recognised in the Court’s case-law, of the worker’s position as the weaker party in the relationship.”John Turnbull, partner at Trowers and Hamlins, said: “The advocate general’s opinion is of particular significance to the gig economy where, on a number of different occasions, the label of self-employed contractor has been found to conceal an individual’s true status as a worker. Employers who find that those they have always regarded as self-employed contractors, actually have worker status [and] will now potentially be faced with a significant financial liability for unpaid holiday pay.“It will be of some comfort to remember that, under the Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 there is now a two year backstop on claims for holiday pay so employers’ liability for unpaid holiday pay will be limited. In the meantime it is not a foregone conclusion that the ECJ will agree with the advocate general’s opinion. The issue will not be finally resolved until the ECJ has handed down its decision.”last_img read more

Soldotna Man Arrested For Punching Out Windows At Wildmans

first_imgDaniel Antila, age 53 of Soldotna, reportedly punched out the windows at Wildmans, in Cooper Landing. According to Troopers a janitor called to say that Antila was threatening him and damaging the building. Troopers located Antila at Mile 49 of the Sterling Highway.  Investigation revealed Antila punched out the windows, and assaulted the janitor. The value of the window and damaged items was approximately $1,400 dollars, according to an online Trooper dispatch. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Soldotna man was arrested on Wednesday for punching out the windows to a local business in Cooper Landing. Antila was arrested and remanded to Seward Jail. According to Troopers no one else was injured in the incident.last_img

St Lawrence Island assistance centers offer state aid for storm repairs

first_imgDHSEM employees assist residents with applications to receive State assistance for damages to their homes caused by the 2016 New Year’s Eve Bering Sea storm. (Photo: Davis Hovey, KNOM)The Department of Homeland Security and emergency management, or DHSEM, set up assistance centers on St. Lawrence Island after Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration almost two weeks ago.Listen nowDownstairs in the City office building where community bingo is normally played, people were waiting to fill out forms for the damage their houses sustained during the destructive Bering Sea winter storm that hit in the final days of 2016. One local elder, who had already completed her application, showed pointed out the home she’s lived in for over fifty years.Barbara Kogassagoon’s house is a short ATV ride away from the airstrip and an even shorter ride from Savoonga’s City office building. Her house only stands out from the others because of its unconventional front door.“My outside door, it came off. The nails came off, and my son was planning to put it back, but the yard cleaners threw it away, so I’m using a little tarp out there,” Kogassagoon said. “It’s getting worn out, so my living room gets so cold when it gets windy.”Kogassagoon’s home was one of more than thirty buildings in Savoonga that were damaged by the New Year’s Eve storm. Seven of her windows were broken, the outside stairs shifted, and the wind almost caused the house to tip over.Kogassagoon said it’s difficult for her to maintain the four-bedroom space that she shares with her nine grandchildren.“I’m getting old, so it’s kind of hard for me. I wish I was young, I would get a business and pay for things.” Kogassagoon choked up as she said, “My husband and I used to pay everything; ever since he died, it’s kind of hard for me.”Kogassagoon’s home was one of over thirty buildings that were damaged by the latest Bering Sea storm. Her front door was ripped off, and now, a tarp replaces it. (Photo: Davis Hovey, KNOM)The 90-year-old grandmother built this house with her husband, and she is hopeful that the State can provide the assistance she needs to keep her home in good condition and repair the damages.John Ramsey with DHSEM is part of the eight-man team running assistance centers in Savoonga and Gambell. He says their goal is to determine what the State can provide for identified residents who were affected by the late 2016 storm.“We’ll get their home address, all the pertinent information, what kind of damages did they have to their home, any losses we put down on that application. At the time we take that application, we have verifiers that come and do the inspections,” Ramsey explained, “and they will inspect the home and get an idea of what the cost will be. That’s part of making a decision on all of the damages that happened because of the storm and… (on what properties are) eligible for assistance.”Savoonga’s mayor, Myron Kingeekuk, is busy helping his fellow community members fill out paperwork and schedule appointments for the verifiers to visit their homes. He approximated 20 people have already come in as of Friday, but he said they’re behind schedule.Regardless of how many people have applied, Ramsey said the DHSEM team is scheduled to stay in Savoonga through the beginning of this week.“We’re still going to be here until Tuesday, and also, we are putting information out that people can call in by phone. We encourage them to call our office and take that application, and we’ll have our verifiers do that. So, if they can’t make it in, they can call in,” Ramsey reiterated.If the State is unable to meet Savoonga’s needs, then Ramsey says workers from Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, could also provide assistance. Ramsey expects the State, and any other involved agency, will arrive in Savoonga to start home repairs in about a month.last_img read more

Gold monetization scheme Deposits above 500grams without naming sources to be taxed

first_imgBe clear about the income sources before depositing gold over 500grams under the gold monetization scheme (GMS), as the government will levy income tax on such deposits on failing to name the sources.The idea behind the move is to make sure that the scheme does not get exploited to convert black money to white.”This is not a black money immunity scheme and normal taxation laws will be applicable,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.Aiming to reduce the gold imports by the country, the government last week approved Gold Bond Scheme (GBS) and the GMS, and said that there would be “no relaxation in know-your-customer (KYC) guidelines or the reporting requirements of banks.””Depositors may be informed by the banks that as per CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) instructions…in the course of IT search u/s 132, gold jewellery to the extent of 500 grams per married lady, 250 grams per unmarried lady and 100 grams per male member of the family need not be seized by tax authorities, but the tax penalties, as applicable, will be levied,” Livemint reported, citing a government internal note dated 15 September.Imposing tax on gold deposits exceeding 500 grams is also aimed at making clear the tax implications from taking part in the scheme. The estimates shows gold held by households in the country currently stands at over 20,000 tonnes.”This is a very good move. It will be wrong to give any kind of special dispensation to any asset class. This provides clarity to small retail depositors that they will not be subject to income-tax scrutiny and at the same time, ensures that the scheme is not misused. Why should retail depositors be subject to scrutiny under this scheme when they are not asked any questions when they use their gold holdings as a collateral to get a loan,” said Somasundaram PR, managing director, India, World Gold Council.According to the guidelines, banks are not permitted to use gold deposits to meet their statutory liquidity ratio and cash reserve ratio requirements. In the earlier draft, banks were allowed to do so.India imports about 800 to 1,000 tonnes of gold annually and is the world’s second largest consumer of the yellow metal. The two schemes are expected to help in curtailing country’s metal imports.last_img read more

59 held in Magura

first_imgPolice in a special drive arrested 59 people accused in a number of cases from different areas of four upazilas of Magura district in the last 48 hours.Additional superintendent of Magura police, Tariqul Islam, said that the law enforcers conducted a 48-hour long special drive in the upazilas and arrested them.The arrestees were absconding accused in different cases, the SP added.last_img

Simulations unravel mysteries of 2009 Jupiter impact

first_img Comparison of the atmospheric density distribution during the aftermath of two impact events, one at the SL9 impact angle (left) and one at the 2009impact angle (right). The undisturbed Jovian atmospheric density profile is plotted in the background. Image Credit: Pond, et al. © 2012 New evidence that asteroid, not comet, struck Jupiter in 2009 Of the eight objects modeled in the team’s simulations, most of the 0.5km objects cannot account for the disturbances seen in Jupiter’s atmosphere from the 2009 impact. The smaller objects appear to not penetrate far enough to explain ammonia observations in Jupiter’s stratosphere. Given the results of the 0.5km objects, the team was able to set a lower limit on the size and density estimates for the July 2009 impactor. Although most of the 0.5km objects were ruled out, the 0.5km basalt impactor, and all of the 1km impactor plumes penetrated far enough into Jupiter’s atmosphere to reach the ammonia ice cloud level in the troposphere. ( — During July of 1994, both amateur and professional astronomers were captivated as comet Shoemaker/Levy 9 broke apart and slammed into the atmosphere of Jupiter. While these types of impacts are generally rare, a second impact event occurred fifteen years later in July of 2009. The object responsible for the 2009 impact was not directly observed, so astronomers could only make inferences about the object based on the disturbances in the Jovian atmosphere, as shown in the image above. New research by Jarrad Pond (University of Central Florida), and a team from the University of Central Florida and University of California, Santa Cruz aims to help determine the object responsible for the 2009 impact on Jupiter. Without a direct observation of the event, the team used numerical simulations in order to better understand the object responsible for the large disturbance of the Jovian atmosphere. Using three dimensional hydrodynamics code, the team modeled the impacts of eight simulated impactors. The team used impactors of .5 and 1km, with different densities and compositions (basalt or ice). By using the same impact angle (69 degrees) and impact velocity 61.4 km/sec), the team was able to narrow down the potential size and composition of the object responsible for the July 2009 impact. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The team mentions that more simulations are necessary in order to better constrain the impact characteristics with additional parameters. Additionally, the team asserts that ammonia transport from the upper troposphere to the stratosphere by means of the impact plumes must be investigated. With additional research, the team hopes to further refine the possible causes of the atmospheric disturbances related to the July 2009 Jupiter impact event. The team’s work can be found in the February 1st. issue of The Astrophysical Journal (745:113), or via ArXiv.center_img By comparing their simulations of the 2009 impact event with simulations of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 events, differences in plume development were revealed. The angle of the 2009 impact appears to have led to a shallower impact depth, as well as a smaller and slower plume. The team’s simulations revealed that the 0.5km impactor events produced smaller and slower plumes, while the 1km impactor events produced larger and faster plumes. The penetration depths of the impactors appear to be related to the nature of the impactor. Given a fixed impact angle, the larger and denser the impactor, the deeper the object would penetrate into the Jovian atmosphere. When the team compared the aftermath of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact and the 2009 impact, they noticed several differences. The disturbances in Jupiter’s atmosphere from the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impact were significantly larger and faster than that of the impact disturbances from the 2009 incident angle. Table of objects used in the team’s simulations. Image Credit: Pond, et al. More information: HST image taken on July 23rd 2009 showing the impact “scar” on Jupiter. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Wong, H. Hammel, I. de Pater, and the Jupiter Impact Team Citation: Simulations unravel mysteries of 2009 Jupiter impact (2012, March 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore furtherlast_img read more

49yearold man donates his organs

first_imgKolkata: The city on Tuesday witnessed another incident of organ donation at a private hospital.Ranjan Roy (49), a resident of Baruipur in South 24-Parganas was pronounced brain-dead on Tuesday morning by a team of doctors at a private hospital in Ekbalpore. The victim’s wife agreed to donate his organs after counselling.According to the hospital sources, two kidneys and the skin of the patient would be taken to SSKM Hospital after they taken, while his liver would be taken to a private hospital off EM Bypass. His eyes will be donated to a private eye hospital group. The process has started on Tuesday evening. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt was learnt that SSKM Hospital and the private hospital have already arranged the persons who need the organs. A new lease of life would be given to a number of people. The victim was admitted to the private hospital following an accident. He had undergone a neurosurgery after he was brought to the hospital. He was declared brain dead after four days of the incident happened.The victim’s wife had shown great courage as she decided to let her husband’s legacy live on through the process of organ donation.The woman was present at the hospital premises along with her 9-year-old daughter when the process had been started this evening.”The donor’s wife played a crucial role for making this happen. We thank her whole-heartedly for this extremely compassionate act. We are proud to be part of this selfless donation and we will continue to build on this momentum,” a senior official of the private hospital said.last_img read more

Going to the Bank Again Say Goodbye to That

first_img Enroll Now for Free Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now I started my company while I was a college student, swimming in technology; I could literally run my business from my phone in the hall between classes and have everything available at the touch of a button. Well, nearly everything. The big exception was . . . banking.Related: Five Fintech Startups To WatchAs I quickly learned, when you’re used to handling everything digitally, a trip to the bank can really slow you down.Fortunately, things are changing. I believe that the bank of the future will look very different from banks today, and my fellow millennials are helping to speed this change along. What’s driving this change? Expectations and frustration.Three generations compose the U.S. workforce today: baby boomers, Gen X and millennials — and as of 2015, millennials have become the largest group. Why is this important? Because millennials represent a lot of purchasing power, so our preferences matter.We don’t want to adapt our habits to fit the rigid way that banks operate today; that’s not our style. Instead, we expect banks to support our lifestyle. If everything else is on my phone, why can’t my bank be? Why can’t getting a loan, mortgage or credit card be as easy as plugging a new service into a Google Apps account?According to the Millennial Disruption Index — a three-year study that surveyed 10,000 millennials — my generation is generally frustrated with traditional banks, and one-third of us think that within five years we won’t even need a bank. The study also found that almost half of us believe tech startups are going to change the way banking works.I’m inclined to agree. Tech disruption in the banking sector is not some fuzzy future possibility — it’s already happening.Financial technology (FinTech) companies like Mint are forging ahead down this path. Sign up with Mint on your phone and within minutes you’ll have help managing your bills and analyzing your spending patterns, and figuring out what credit card to get. For tech-savvy millennials, user-friendly yet powerful services like this are clearly attractive.Other FinTech firms focus on areas like payments and money transfers. For example, nTrust allows users to securely manage and instantly move their money in the cloud, whether those dollars are going to a friend paying the bill at a restaurant or a family member travelling abroad. If you give millennials the choice to instantly transfer money for free by phone, versus paying a bank for a transfer that will take hours, it’s obvious which option we’re going to choose.As millennials embrace these powerful new FinTech services, traditional banks are realizing that they need to get in the game or risk being left behind. No surprise then that we have seen several recent examples of financial institutions partnering with fintech companies.Related: Fintech At The Forefront: PayFort Announces New MENA AcceleratorFor example, Santander UK partnered with two tech firms to create the KiTTi app, which makes it easy to pool money with your friends for things like vacations and team fees. In October 2015, three major banks invested in Kabbage, an Atlanta-based FinTech firm that helps small businesses open a line of credit. Nor are these partnerships confined to the United States or Europe: In January 2016, Alterna Bank partnered with a startup in Vancouver, BC, called Lendful, to provide simple online access to consumer loans of up to $35,000.These partnerships aren’t just financial institutions and FinTech companies working together to provide new services. I believe that we’re seeing the “bank of the future” being born.I also believe that millennials and companies like mine will come out on top, with financial services that are more aligned with our expectations — in other words, fast, digital and versatile. Meanwhile, the FinTech companies that best provide these services will thrive if they can continue to innovate and set the bar for tomorrow’s banks.Related: Fintech, The Wake Up Call For BanksI suspect that the big banks will also pull through, thanks largely to their deep pockets. But they will need to evolve much faster by partnering with FinTech firms or building their own teams to drive innovation, or perhaps doing both. 4 min read April 14, 2016last_img read more

Mortgage Interest Rates Remain Flat Zillow

first_img Weak economic news out of Europe and comments from the “”Federal Reserve””: chairman last week conspired to keep interest rates for mortgage loans near all-time lows ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô and flat ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô for another week.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]Real estate Web site “”Zillow””: found the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hovering at 3.81 percent, down from 3.88 percent last week.The 15-year loan averaged 3.04 percent, even while the 5-year and 1-year adjustable-rate mortgages hit 2.57 percent.””Erin Lantz””:, director of the Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, chalked up the flat rates to remarks by Fed chief Ben Bernanke about persistent unemployment and a dearth of demand for 5-year Treasury notes at auction.””Looking ahead, unless the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report significantly exceeds expectations, we expect rates to remain relatively unchanged this coming week as weak economic news out of Europe continues to overshadow moderate improvements in the U.S. economy,”” she said.The Web site found mortgage rates zigzagging in states across with the union, with those in California and New York each falling furthest at a clip of 11 basis points. Share April 4, 2012 459 Views Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Ben S. Bernanke Debt Crisis European Union Federal Reserve Housing Affordability Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers Zillow 2012-04-04 Ryan Schuettecenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Mortgage Interest Rates Remain Flat: Zillowlast_img read more

Insight Vacations notches up 40 years this month

first_imgInsight Vacations notches up 40 years this month, and has announced a national sales competition for travel agents to celebrate the milestone. Every guest booked and deposited between now and 30 April 2018 earns agents one entry into the incentive prize draw. Travel Agents must have a minimum of four passengers to be in the draw – with the major prize being a bucket list trip for two with Insight Vacations on the 7-day Christmas Markets of Vienna, Budapest and Prague trip, departing this December.The top seller in each state (NSW/ACT, VIC/TAS, SA, WA/NT and QLD) will also be in the running for a minor prize of a $500 e-gift voucher.“In April, we celebrate 40 fantastic years in business and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the support of our incredible travel agent partners,” said Angela Middleton, Head of Sales for Insight Vacations. “Visiting the magical Christmas Markets in Europe is high on the list for many of our guests and we look forward to sending the winning agent there to join them.”IMAGE:Christmas Markets Innsbruck, Austria agentsIncentiveInsight Vacationslast_img read more

AP PhotoRick Scuteri

first_img(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) 5 Comments   Share   Top Stories It’s only February.But while the conclusion of the 2018-19 season is still freshly in our minds, it’s time to look ahead to the 2019 NFL Draft.Although the Arizona Cardinals possess the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming draft, it’s not known what the team will do with the draft spot.Taking this into account, ESPN’s Nick Wagoner spoke with 11 NFL scouts during the Senior Bowl — which gives teams a good look at some of the college players entering the draft — who gave their vote as to what the Cardinals are planning to do come draft time. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Although it seems like a “preferred move” for Arizona, only three votes were in favor of trading the pick.But what about the third option?If the Cardinals decide to take a different route, some NFL scouts believe the team will turn to Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.“Bosa will have some risky stuff with the way the season ended. Plus, Williams could give them something on the interior they don’t have.”With two votes, however, Williams is the least likely option for the Cardinals.As a redshirt sophomore, Williams made 71 tackles, 19.5 for loss and 8.0 sacks. Pairing the defensive tackle with Jones could prove to be a dynamic duo in the desert.Though he’s not as polished as Bosa — Williams won’t turn 22 until December and is entering the draft as a redshirt sophomore — his upside could make him appealing to a team like Arizona that already boasts a top edge rusher.Jones, who made 49 tackles and 13.0 sacks in 2018, could get some relief from opposing offenses with a player like Williams in the trenches. While it only received three votes, the consensus among scouts was, given the chance, the Cardinals would make the move to trade down for added picks.“Given the chance” are the keywords here.“I’m sure they’d love to move down, and if that’s what they really want, they can probably find a taker. The thing for them will be finding a good enough deal to make passing on those top guys worth it.”“They will get offers. I just wonder if the offers will be for a team looking for a quarterback or someone like Bosa. If it’s for a QB, it would be better for them.”With an injury-riddled offensive line, the Cardinals could make the trade to bring in a few linemen to help shore up the protection for quarterback Josh Rosen.Picking later in the draft was a strong suit for Arizona last year.Mason Cole, the lone starter on the line to play in all 16 games and every offensive snap last year as a rookie, was selected in the third round.Christian Kirk, who flashed his potential before going down with an injury, was a second rounder, while Chase Edmonds, David Johnson’s backup, was picked up in the fourth. Offensive lineman Korey Cunningham, selected in the seventh round, started six games as well. Of the 11 votes taken, three options presented themselves for the team.Garnering six votes, the most likely possibility, according to the scouts, is Arizona going for the best available player in Ohio State’s Nick Bosa.What scouts are saying:“I just don’t think they’ll be able to trade for a package that would be worth missing out on Bosa unless someone just falls for one of those QBs.”“It’s so early, they probably don’t even know yet, but Bosa is the logical choice here in January.”“Someone could fall in love with a QB … or heck, maybe the coach [Kliff Kingsbury] isn’t married to the [current] QB [Josh Rosen]. But I’d think that was a big factor in landing that job.”Although the 21-year-old played in just three games, compiling 14 tackles, 4.0 sacks and a forced fumble before electing to have abdominal surgery in 2018, Bosa still put together a decent resume at Ohio State.Related LinksCardinals DC Vance Joseph plans to play aggressive 3-4 defenseThree ESPN writers tab Cardinals as favorite for No. 1 pick in 2020Arizona Cardinals sign former Falcons CB Robert AlfordArizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?PFF ranks Cardinals’ Peterson as 60th-best NFL player in 2018In 29 games played as a Buckeye, the defensive end recorded 77 total tackles, 29 for loss, to go along with 17.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. He also scored on a fumble recovery.The most likely choice is Bosa, but what about trading down? Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Emirates is celebrating 15 years of flying to Pert

first_imgEmirates is celebrating 15 years of flying to Perth this month after commencing services in August 2002. Originally operating 4 flights a week, Emirates now flies twice daily between Perth and Emirates’ hub in Dubai, including one service operated by its iconic A380 aircraft.Since its launch in 2002, Emirates has carried more than 4.5 million passengers on this route, connecting travellers from around the world to the Western Australian capital.Barry Brown, Emirates Divisional Vice President for Australasia, said this milestone is a testament to the airline’s ongoing commitment to the Perth market.“We’re thrilled to be celebrating 15 years of flying into Perth which has become an important part of Emirates’ history in Australia. This route was the first ever non-stop connection between the Middle East and Australia, highlighting the role it has played in creating connections with Australia and the rest of the world,” said Brown.In 2015, Emirates introduced its A380 aircraft to Perth which was the first A380 service in Western Australia, providing a revolutionary double-decker aircraft to transport passengers between Perth and Emirates’ cosmopolitan hub, Dubai.Emirates upgraded and unveiled a stylish new Lounge at Perth International Airport in late 2015 with improved facilities for travellers. Emirates passengers also enjoy up to 20MB complimentary onboard Wi-Fi, generous baggage allowances and more than 2500 channels on Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice.From a cargo perspective, Emirates is a large international cargo carrier in Perth. While overall, including both international and domestic cargo, Emirates is the third largest cargo carrier in this market.Emirates operates 14 flights per week between Perth and Dubai, bringing its total Australian services to 77 weekly flights, including services to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.last_img read more

Fake merchandise seized

first_imgCustoms officers seized €8,500 worth of imitation items from two stores in Ayia Napa and Protaras on Wednesday following a search of the premises. In a statement, the customs office said both stores had a total of 1,731 items such as sunglasses, purses, handbags, perfumes, clothing and handbags that were imitations of brands such as Michael Kors, Adidas, Puma, Nike, Polo, Armani, Louis Vuitton, Tommy Hilfiger, CK, Boss, Holister, Gucci Burberry, Chanel and more. All of the itemswere confiscated while the customs office continues investigations.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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2017 10:33 am Haryana Steelers steal a win against UP Yoddhas.what have you done for me lately? Realisticallyforeign relations are not altruistic; both sides need to derive benefit for a partnership to be sustainable Strategic partnerships require strategic patiencebut they also require both sides to continue to believe that the patience will be worth it The writer is director of the India Project at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: AP | Seoul | Published: July 4 2017 6:52 pm Moon Jae-in hopes the first Winter Games on Korean soil could produce more of these feel-good sparks of seeming reconciliation (Source: File) Top News Tears and hugs after North and South Korean women won the 1991 team table tennis world championships A standing ovation when athletes from the two Koreas marched together to open the 2000 Sydney Olympics A selfie taken by a South Korean gymnast with her North Korean opponent that went viral at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Games Seven months ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics South Korea’s new liberal President Moon Jae-in hopes the first Winter Games on Korean soil could produce more of these feel-good sparks of seeming reconciliation and pave the wave for deep engagement to ease the rivals’ 72-year standoff In a good development for Moon IOC President Thomas Bach on Monday expressed his support for Moon’s overture while North Korea recently allowed its taekwondo demonstration team to perform in the South in the Koreas’ first sports exchanges since Moon’s May 10 inauguration But there is also plenty of skepticism about Moon’s efforts because of a serious escalation in North Korean nuclear and missile arsenals North Korea on Tuesday test-fired a missile likely capable of striking Alaska and a weak North Korean winter sports program that sent only two athletes to the 2010 Vancouver Games and none to the 2014 Sochi Games Sydney and Rio were both Summer Olympics North Korea’s only IOC member Chang Ung said last week that cooperation on the Pyeongchang Games could prove hard considering the shortage of time and difficult politics What follows is an examination of South Korea’s attempt to make North Korea a key part of the Olympics set for Feb 9-25 For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Somya Lakhani | Published: April 6 2012 12:34 am Top News On a lonely rainy daywhen solitude and silence are the only companions and the kohl-lined eyes keep looking at the doorwaiting for someonestream this nine-and-a-half track albumTill You Appear Bengaluru-based act Sulk Stations debut album is darkdepressingaddictivehauntingtrippy and mysterious even if its on repeat for a week Andas Rahul Girione part of Sulk Stationemphasises? With very little difference in the levels of roads and the dug up areas, she said as FAC? the MMRDA had requested the government to hand over the roads for a period of five years, Catalonia crisis deepens as region’s leader rules out snap election | Reuters India Reuters Oct 26, it was a team that was far inferior than most of its players anyway and it was immediately following the US Open. the one person who had a pretty flawless weekend didn’t even get the attention he deserves. We have been training very hard for the last three-four years and it is definitely showing now. this was only the third instance in the history of ODI cricket when as many as six totals in excess of 300 were scored in a three-match rubber.

Superintendent of Police Mrigendra Singh said the incident appeared to be that of loot. Afterward, successive FDA commissioners renewed the notification and extended the ban on flavoured supari (without tobacco). "Will Lalu Prasad expel Shahabuddin from his party in view of the high court’s judgment, a person was experiencing chest pain and called to ask for medications. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: August 18,” he insisted. Alia Bhatt film earns Rs 91. Noida and west Delhi.3 per cent tested positive for neutralisers and 10 per cent tested positive for SMP (skimmed milk powder).

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He said besides the army column which was sent to Purnea,37 lakh people have been affected after heavy? but to our surprise we saw an entirely different and an aged man in his next posts. Alia Bhatt tweeted: Say hello to the CUTEST member of the #KapoorAndSons family. Dadu ! Stay tuned for more ? @chintskap pictwittercom/xFTr2r0XtT — Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 2 2016 The actress also tweeted that the film’s trailer will be out on February 10 And and and #KapoorAndSons trailer out on 10th Feb ! @chintskap @S1dharthM @_fawadakhan_ @karanjohar @shakunbatra @mrrajatkapoor — Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 2 2016 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Amsterdam | Published: August 22 2016 12:57 pm Ruud Gullit had ill-fated coaching spells at Chelsea Feyenoord and Newcastle United but remains one of the biggest names in Dutch football (Source: Reuters) Top News Ruud Gullit has agreed to join the coaching staff of the Dutch national team after being asked to play a role by head coach Danny Blind local media reported on Monday Gullit who won 66 caps for the Netherlands and was part of their 1988 European Championship winning team was expected to sign a contract through the 2018 World Cup in Russia Dutch media added He replaces Dick Advocaat who unexpectedly quit last week to take over at Turkish side Fenerbahce “Blind asked me if I was interested and gave me the feeling that I can add value to the staff and the team” Gullit told Dutch media “Blind will give me a free role on both the training field and bench to add my ideas But practically it has to be for the best of the team At the end of the day the ultimate responsibility for the team rests with the head coach” The 53-year-old who has been working as a television analyst had ill-fated coaching spells at Chelsea Feyenoord and Newcastle United but remains one of the biggest names in Dutch football For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Updated: July 4 2016 12:11 pm Irrfan Khan who irked Muslim clerics with his remark against Qurbani in the month of Ramzan has now condemned the recent attack by the ISIS at a restaurant in Dhaka in which 20 people were killed Top News Actor Irrfan Khan who irked Muslim clerics with his remark onQurbani in the month of Ramzan has now condemned the recent attack by the ISIS at a restaurant in Dhaka in which 20 people were killed The actor took to social media to express his condolences to the victims He also lashed out at the terrorists for bringing a bad name to Islam by carrying out such activities and questioned the silence of the Muslim community Share This Article Related Article “Quran ki aayeten naa janne ki wajeh se ramzaan ke mahine mein logon ko qatal ker diya gaya Haadsa ek jagah hota hai badnaam Islaam aur poori duniya ka musalman hota hai” Irrfan mentioned on his post For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 21 2016 12:40 pm Fire at Deonar dumping Ground on Sunday Express Photo Top News Fresh smoke was witnessed this morning at the Deonar dumping ground where the fire which has been raging for three days now intensified last evening even as people living in the vicinity complained of discomfort due to the fumes emanating from the site Eleven fire tenders and eight water tankers have been deployed at the dumpsite located in the eastern suburbs of the city said officials of the disaster control unit of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai Even as cooling operations are underway at the Deonar dumping yard toxic smoke engulfed Govandi’s Shivaji Nagar some parts of Mankhurd and Zakir Hussain Nagar and Baiganwadi area causing discomfort to locals Share This Article Related Article This is the second big blaze in the area in less than two months A massive fire had broken out at the dumping yard spread over 326 acres on January 27 leading to a thick blanket of smog in various parts of Mumbai Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had been forced to shut down 74 schools run by it as smoke from the fire then engulfed the area causing breathing problems The schools were located in the M-ward where people are complaining about a foul smell due to the burning of garbage at the dumping ground Schools in M-ward including those in Chembur Deonar Tilak Nagar Pestom Sagar Shivaji Nagar Mankhurd and Baiganwadi were closed for two days Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had ordered a probe into the fire and smog at Deonar by a panel headed by a senior IPS officer He had also directed that the sabotage angle be investigated in connection with the fire In an interaction with Chembur residents over the smog last month he had said that methane release was an issue and a committee under Ramesh Kumar NEERI and IIT has been asked to study and suggest measures Deonar is one of the biggest dumping grounds in Mumbai and the quantity of garbage ending up there has only increased down the years For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Jaskiran Kapoor | Published: June 21 2013 12:16 am Related News In the opening shots of Zees new period drama Jodha Akbar from the house of Balaji Telefilms? from a rented flat have been subjects of much discussion. Apax made 4.500 seats in the East Stand at the Olimp 2 Stadium will be closed during the match as part of the sanction.

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