CPF celebrates top matric achievers

first_img Wisaal Adams from Heideveld entertained the guests with her soulful songs. 1 of 4 Nomfundo Mdingi from the City of Cape Town shared some inspirational words with the matriculants. Wisaal Adams from Heideveld entertained the guests with her soulful songs. The weekend’s gale force winds did nothing to disrupt the Manenberg Community Police Forum (CPF’s) matric celebration on Saturday January 18 at which the top three matriculants from each of the seven high schools in the police precinct were treated like royalty.There was also a horse-and-cart procession through the area in celebration of the achievers.Top achievers from Darul Islam Islamic High, Manenberg High, Silverstream High, Phoenix High, Heideveld High, Cathkin High and The Leadership College (TLC) were honoured at a ceremony held at Phoenix High School’s hall. This is the fourth year the Manenberg CPF held this celebration.Kader Jacobs, the chairperson of the Manenberg CPF said the event formed part of their social crime prevention strategy, the aim being to offer young people alternatives and to show them that they do not have to make negative choices.“It is very important to focus on education. This will help to decrease crime levels. There is a lot of concentration from the CPF to encourage pupils to strive to do well academically,” Mr Jacobs said.Congratulating the top achievers, Brigadier Sonja Harri, representing the provincial police commissioner’s office, said: “You have excelled under difficult circumstances, and I am confident that you will make us proud. It’s not easy to duck bullets all the time. As the police, we do what we can. Our generation also had our challenges, especially with the security police during the student uprising.“I wish the current Grade 12 pupils well. Put in whatever you can. Don’t bunk classes. Your matric year is only the beginning of your future. Remember, whatever you do, do it with passion — only then will you achieve.”Majidie Abrahams, representing the ANC Athlone Constituency Office, said teachers and parents had done a tremendous job and urged everybody to continue doing their bit to build the country.“Everybody in this country has a responsibility for the success of the country. We have a lot of challenges and you bear the brunt of those challenges. We have a duty to fix it, however. You have to make sure that the environment you create will be conducive for those who will follow you,” he told the matriculants.A matriculant from each of the schools was also given a chance to share some words of wisdom with the current Grade 12 pupils.Among those who spoke, was Ayesha Orie from Darul Islam Islamic High School. Ayesha dropped out in her matric year of 2018, and came back last year to complete her schooling. She ended up being the top matriculant at her school for 2019.“Initially, my matric year hit me badly and I dropped out. Even when I went back last year, it was a challenge. I had to make a lot of sacrifices, but I knew it was only for my benefit. I have also come to learn that apart from your compulsory prayers, praying at any other time is also very important,” she said. Lorraine Adams from The Leadership College (TLC), Fatima McKenzie from Manenberg High, Kaden Hendricks and Zhané Visagie from Manenberg High, Waseemah Moses from Silverstream High, and Jamie-Lee Hendricks from Phoenix High, were among the matriculants honoured with a procession through the area on a horse and cart.last_img read more

Light rail expansion resumes

first_imgINTRO: With a series of legal challenges successfully resolved last year, preliminary works are now underway for the next phase of light rail development in Strasbourg. The 2007-08 programme will add 13·5 km to the CTS network, including Line E that will provide a new north-south link across the cityON NOVEMBER 3 2005 the administrative appeal court in Nancy issued a judgement confirming the legality of the Déclaration d’Utilité Publique for the Strasbourg expansion programme. The DUP had first been approved on April 1 2004, but preliminary works were halted in August of that year following the first of a series of legal challenges from local residents. This led to a new public enquiry in the summer of 2005.Strasbourg opened its first light rail route in 1994, and between 1992 and 2002 traffic on the city’s public transport network, operated by CTS, increased by 85%. The 2007-08 extension programme will add 22 stations and take the combined route length (including shared sections) to 53·7 km, increasing capacity to handle up to 255500 passengers a day.Line B is to be extended at its southern end from Elsau to Ostwald and then in a subsequent phase to Lingolsheim, involving a total of 5·03 km of new construction with seven stops. The 5 km extension of Line C from Esplanade to Neuhof will have eight stops, and a new tram and bus maintenance depot at Polygone. Line D is to be extended by 1·8 km from Etoile-Polygone to Neudorf, with three new stations; it will share the Line C tracks between Landsberg and Orbay.Line E will be 10·6 km long, but only 2 km with three stops will represent new construction. Services will start at Baggersee on Line A, then take Line D from Etoile-Polygone to Landsberg where they will use Line C to reach République. Line E services will leave Line B at Wacken where a new branch will run via the European Parliament to Boecklin. The alignment of a subsequent extension to the centre of Robertsau has been safeguarded under local land-use policy.Bringing light rail to new parts of the city, the 2007-08 extension programme will increase the importance of interchanges at Etoile-Polygone, Landsberg, République and Wacken to relieve Homme de Fer, currently the only stop served by all four lines. CTS is also planning to improve connections with other modes, restructuring its bus network to feed into the expanded light rail network and improving facilities for parking cars and bicycles at some stops as well as interchange with the SNCF TER network.The extension programme was originally costed at €402·45m, but following the results of tendering launched in 2004 this has been revised downwards to €397·52m, including additional costs of €3·26m incurred by suspending work as the DUP was contested in the courts. Funding at city, département and regional level will be combined with long-term borrowing and a contribution from the French government, reduced from an initial contribution of €69m to €15m but subsequently increased by a further €10m in February 2005. According to Strasbourg city council, this larger contribution from central government is of some importance as it will reduce the proportion of the total project cost to be met by borrowing.New fleet arrivesAhead of new infrastructure CTS has started to commission its latest generation of rolling stock, bringing the first Citadis 403 LRV (RG 11.05 p681) into service on Line A on November 22 2005. The complete fleet of 41 vehicles is due to enter service by 2008. The original order placed with Alstom was for 35 LRVs at a cost of £98·3m, with an option for additional cars to be ordered at €2·28m each.At 45m these cars are the longest members of the Citadis family produced to date, each accommodating 288 passengers of which 64 are seated. Styled by MBD Design, they closely resemble the striking Eurotram LRVs first supplied by ABB Transportation for the opening of the Strasbourg network in 1994. As Citadis commissioning progresses with up to three cars delivered per month from the former De Dietrich plant at Reichshoffen in northern Alsace, CTS is hoping to overhaul its fleet of 53 Eurotrams in time for completion of the 2007-08 extension programme.Tram-train planUnder the first phase of a project to introduce tram-train services running on RFF infrastructure from Strasbourg to Gresswiller and Barr, by 2009 CTS expects to open Line F which would run from Place de la Gare, a new surface terminus in front of Strasbourg SNCF station, to Boecklin (on Line E) and Vauban. Comprising 850m of new construction from Place de la Gare to a junction with Line B between Alt Winmärik and Homme de Fer, as well as a 640m section from Observatoire on Line C to Vauban, the infrastructure works required to create Line F were considered by a public enquiry between February 21 and March 23 this year.At the same time, a separate enquiry conducted by RFF was due to consider proposals to move Entzheim station on the Strasbourg – Molsheim route in order to better serve the city’s airport. Under the first phase of the tram-project, the frequency of SNCF TER services would be increased to every 15min. The first phase is estimated to cost €35m for the railway works and €25m for new construction on the CTS network.Under the second phase programmed for beyond 2010, the CTS and RFF networks would be linked by a new connection under Strasbourg station, with new tram-train rolling stock running onto Lines B and C as well as F, which would be extended to Koenigshoffen in the west. Once the RFF routes to Barr and Gresswiller were electrified, tram-train services would operate every 15min to Molsheim and then serve each destination alternately. Serving a total of 24 stations on the RFF network (including new stations) and 15 stops on CTS, Strasbourg’ s proposed tram-train network would be accessible to a population of 360000 and is expected to carry 27000 passengers a day.CAPTION: TOP: The first of 41 Citadis 403 cars assembled at Reichshoffen are already in service Photo:AlstomLEFT: Line B services turn back at Rotonde, where a central reversing siding is located between the Line A tracks, just north of the light rail tunnel under the station CAPTION: The Eurotram fleet introduced modern light rail services to Strasbourg in 1994last_img read more

Three bidders prequalify for Perth EMU order

first_imgAUSTRALIA: The government of Western Australia has prequalified three bidders for a contract to supply up to 41 six-car electric multiple-units for the Transperth network serving Perth:Alstom Transport Australia;the Momentum West consortium of CAF and UGL;a consortium of EDI Rail and Bombardier Transportation. The government expects to select a supplier in early 2019. An initial order of 17 six-car EMUs would be delivered from 2021, and these would be used on extensions of the 1 067 mm gauge suburban network. A follow-on order for 24 six-car sets, to be delivered between 2023 and 2028, would be used to replace the ageing A-series EMUs. The government would like at least 50% of the rolling stock to be assembled in the state. It has selected Bellevue as the preferred site for the assembly plant. The site would also include a new maintenance depot. Approval from the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority is expected in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Kenya to build its own oil pipeline to transport crude oil

first_imgIt has emerged that Kenya will construct its own pipeline to transport crude oil from the Lake Turkana Basin to Lamu for export, one of Kenya’s leading newspaper Daily Nation reports.Top government sources on Thursday revealed Kenya was convinced its efforts to persuade Uganda that the Hoima-Lokichar-Lamu route was the most cost effective option for the regional pipeline would not succeed.Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to deliver Kenya’s position to Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Tanzania’s Joseph Magufuli of Tanzania in Kampala.“Kenya will tell the meeting (on the regional crude pipeline that it is willing to go the Lokichar-Lamu route which it sees as the cheapest of the three options. It will act in self-interest,” said a government source.Kenya and Uganda delegations were locked up in make or break talks in Kampala over the route even as reports last week indicated that Uganda had opted to go for the Tanzania route.This week, The Observer newspaper quoted Ugandan technocrats saying that Kampala had opted for the Hoima-Tanga route fearing that the Lamu Port could only start operations in 2022.“The Kabaale-Tanga route is the only option to secure first oil export by mid 2020, with pipeline availability of 99 per cent. Uganda firmly concludes that Kabaale-Tanga route is the least costly route,” the paper said.Talks between Kenya and Uganda on the pipeline route have taken over a month with President Kenyatta and President Museveni meeting in Nairobi last month, where they sanctioned a team to prepare a report for adoption on Saturday.last_img read more

Communiqué of the 96th Meeting of the Monetary Council of the ECCB

first_imgBusinessNewsRegional Communiqué of the 96th Meeting of the Monetary Council of the ECCB by: – July 25, 2020 75 Views   no discussions The Ninety-Sixth Meeting of the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was held on 24 July 2020, via videoconference, under the Chairmanship of Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Saint Christopher(St Kitts) and Nevis. Report from the Technical Core Committee on Insurance (BAICO and CLICO)BAICOThe Council approved a funding proposal of US$1.4 million to support the payment of outstanding claims to 250 policyholders under Policyholder Assistance Scheme (PAS), which was established in 2013 when SAGICOR purchased the portfolio.  The PAS was established to help settle surrenders, maturities, claims and bonus payments owed to policyholders at the time of sale. Date and Venue of 97th Meeting of the Monetary CouncilThe Council agreed that the 97th Meeting of the Monetary Council will convene onFriday, 23 October 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via videoconference. Communiqué of the 96th Meeting of the Monetary Council of the  Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Issued: 24 July 2020 The economic decline is largely due to the decline in Tourism. The recovery of this dominant sector is expected to be protracted with performance unlikely to revert to pre-pandemic levels before 2023.The pandemic has resulted in a drastic reduction in jobs and incomes, lower government revenues and elevated unemployment. Monetary StabilityThe Monetary Council received the Governor’s Report on Monetary and Credit Conditions in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) for the period January to June 2020. Growth and CompetitivenessThe Council was advised that:The outlook for the ECCU in 2020 had changed profoundly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Real GDP for the ECCU is projected to decline within a range of 10.0 per cent to 20.0 per cent this year, a stark contrast to pre-COVID anticipated growth of 3.3 per cent. Figure 2 below shows economic growth (percentage) in global, advanced and ECCU economies for 2019 – 2021. Figure 2 below shows economic growth (percentage) in global, advanced and ECCU economies for 2019 – 2021. Fiscal and Debt SustainabilityThe Council was apprised that total public sector debt of the region is expected to rise in both nominal terms and as a percentage of GDP during 2020. Convergence to the Debt- to-GDP target of 60.0 per cent by 2030 will require substantial acceleration of growth and/or the generation of sustainable primary surpluses in the medium to long term. Enhanced Coordination for Collective ActionIn the context of the significant challenges facing the ECCU, the Council agreed to convene more frequently to address matters of critical importance and to work even more closely with the OECS Commission.  The areas to be addressed at the upcoming Special Meetings would include:TourismLabour MarketsDigital TransformationBusiness Support;Citizen by Investment Programmes (CIP) Share Sharing is caring! Tweet AttendanceCouncil Members attending the meeting were:Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis (Chairman)The Honourable Dr Ellis Lorenzo Webster, Premier and Minister for Finance, AnguillaThe Honourable Gaston Browne, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Antigua and BarbudaThe Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, the Commonwealth of DominicaDr the Right Honourable, Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, GrenadaThe Honourable Easton Taylor-Farrell, Premier and Minister for Finance, MontserratThe Honourable Allen Chastanet, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Saint LuciaThe Honourable Camillo Gonsalves, Minister for Finance, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines24 July 2020 The Council was apprised of the following:In 2020, global economic activity is expected to contract by at least 4.9 per cent as the world deals with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Growth in Advanced Economies is projected at negative 8.0 per cent in 2020, compared with 1.7 per cent in 2019.The ECCU economy has been severely disrupted and will contract between 10.0 and 20.0 per cent in 2020 before starting to recover in 2021. Key risks to the anticipated recovery include: a delay in the global rebound; permanent job losses and business closures; natural disasters; and increasing credit and liquidity risks in the financial sector.Monetary and credit conditions in the ECCU deteriorated in the first half of 2020. That is, both the level of money available and credit extended decreased. This trend is projected to persist for the remainder of the year.Strong foreign exchange buffers, as a consequence of the ECCB’s prudent management of foreign reserves, coupled with financial stability will support gradual improvement in economic, monetary and credit conditions. The Council lamented the reversal of the significant progress made by member countries to meet the Debt-to-GDP target of 60.0 per cent by 2030.  At the end of 2019, the Debt-to-GDP ratio stood at 65.0 per cent.The Council recognised that Member Governments will need to contract additional debt to fund critical support for their economies during this difficult period. The combination of economic contraction and the necessity of additional borrowing means a rise in the Debt to GDP Ratio in the short term.The Council renewed calls for more financial support from the international community, at this time when the ECCU’s dominant sector, Tourism, is largely shut. Having received the Governor’s Report and recommendations, the Council decided to:maintain the Central Bank’s Discount Rate at 2.0 per cent; andmaintain the Minimum Savings Rate at 2.0 per cent. Share Programme of Action for Recovery and ResilienceThe Council agreed that the COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to unite around a Programme of Action for making the region’s economies more competitive, productive and resilient.  The Programme of Action will include the following:Enactment of modern insolvency and bankruptcy legislation to support the efficacious restructuring of businesses to protect jobs and to preserve financial stability;Determination of the optimal regulatory framework for the financial system of the ECCU and the enactment of a financial stability framework;Fast-tracking of the Caribbean Digital Transformation Programme;Launch of the EC Digital Currency (Cash) Pilot with an early expansion to all eight member countries;Enactment of modern Payment System and Services legislation; andEnactment of all outstanding legislation already approved by the Monetary Council including the Credit Reporting Bill. Figure 1: ECCU Domestic and Private Sector Credit – 2017-2020Data as at May 2020 | ECCB Estimates for June 2020Framework for Macro-Prudential RegulationThe Council was apprised of the ECCB’s work on articulating an optimal framework for the ECCU financial system given the urgent need for comprehensive and coordinated oversight, especially of systemically important financial institutions, and adequate consumer protection. Financial Sector Stability The Monetary Council received the Financial Stability Report for the ECCU for the period January to June 2020.  The key highlights of the Report were:The COVID-19 pandemic continues to place significant pressure on the economies of the ECCB member countries. However, the ECCU banking sector remained stable.The reduction in the ECCB’s Discount Rate will ease borrowing conditions for commercial banks and help to support liquidity, if needed.Commercial banks and credit unions are likely to experience a significant increase in default risk, market risk and liquidity risk. Figure 1 below shows percentage change in Domestic and Private Sector credit conditions in the ECCU from 2017 – 2020. CLICO  The Council was updated on the steps being taken to pursue and protect the interest of ECCU policyholders by pursuing an application, under Section 60 of the Barbados Insurance Act, for the winding up of CLICO International Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Figure 2: Economic Growth for Global, Advanced and ECCU Economies2019-2021Data as at May 2020 |ECCU worst case scenario shown in chart Sharelast_img read more

Farmington Hills museum needs help to stay ‘marvelous’

first_img Joni Hubred Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) If you have fond memories of Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum, the iconic Farmington Hills business could use your help.Jeremy Yagoda with his late father, Marvin. (contributed)Marvin Yagoda’s son, Jeremy, grew up appreciating his pharmacist father’s passion for coin-operated machines and oddities. Since 1980, the collection has been stored at a 5,500-square-foot space in the Hunter’s Square shopping center at 14 Mile and Orchard Lake Roads. A recent carpet replacement revealed original brick from when the center was known as Tally Hall.Jeremy took over the business after his father died in 2017. Typically open 365 days a year, Marvin’s closed long-term only once, when the shopping center was remodeled around 1990. Yagoda never imagined closing the doors again. Then COVID-19 hit, and on March 24, Governor Gretchen Whitmer shuttered all non-essential Michigan businesses.“The (executive) order came through in the middle of the day,” he said. “My staff’s like, what are we doing, and I said, ‘We’re going to close. We have no choice.’.”While other businesses have come back through Michigan’s phased re-opening plan, Marvin’s and other entertainment venues are still waiting, as rent and other bills pile up. Yagoda said he initially declined crowdfunding help offered by customers.(contributed)“My dad was always very philanthropic,” he said. “He was never a taker, always a giver. But it’s at the point where I definitely need to do something… My landlord is one of the largest in the U.S. They have bills to pay, too.”In just two days, a GoFundMe.com campaign has raised nearly a third of its $75,000 goal. According to the campaign page, even while closed, expenses run well over $10,000 a month for rent, electrical service, and maintenance on the machines. Many are antiques; one is more than 100 years old.(contributed)Yagoda said he looks forward to the day when he can once again open the doors of Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum. He misses his 20 employees, almost all high school students, who have stayed in touch throughout the shut down.“Most of them are very eager to come back,” he said. “They like working here over the other jobs that are out there for kids their age.”(contributed)Yagoda sees a future dependent on safety practices and requiring masks, at least until a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. He said state, county, and city officials will decide what’s needed, and “we’ll just follow the course.”Most importantly, though, he does see a future.“I just signed a five-year lease last year, and I made sure I had an option for another five years in there,” Yagoda said. “Lots of people thought when my father passed that we’d be closing, but no. We’re not going anywhere.”To help Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum, visit gofundme.com/f/marvins-marvelous-mechanical-museum. Reported bylast_img read more

Three new 2016 Harley-Davidson models launched

first_imgNaza Prestige Bikes Sdn Bhd introduces three new 2016 Harley-Davidson models. Signature traits of the CVO Pro Street Blackout include its massive Agressor wheel mounts that hold a 240mm-wide rear tyre, as well the engine’s heavy breather intake unit. Granting added control over this beastly dragster are a pair of inverted front forks plus a dual-disc front brake setup as well.Completing the dragster outlooks and performance is the CVO Pro Street Breakout’s racy riding ergonomics. Highlights here include the aggressive handlebar and foot control positions, as well as the race-inspired seat that also offers high levels of comforts.Available in two striking dual-tone paint scheme options, the 2016 H-D CVO Pro Street Breakout stands as the most expensive model H-DKL launched during today’s soiree as it carries a nett selling price of RM210,000.2016 Harley-Davidson model launch @ H-DKL, PJ Authorised Malaysian Harley-Davidson motorcycles importer Naza Prestige Bikes Sdn Bhd has added three new 2016 Harley-Davidson models into its line up for the Malaysian market.Launched earlier this afternoon at the flagship Harley-Davidson Kuala Lumpur (H-DKL) showroom were the 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster, Softail Slim S and CVO Pro Street Breakout.Also present here as part of the launch gambit was local celebrity biker Jehan Miskin and HOG Malaysia Chapter president Choo Kai Moon.Here’s a breakdown of all three new 2016 H-D models that were launched earlier this afternoon.2016 Harley-Davidson RoadsterFirstly comes the latest addition into the famed bar-and-shield marque’s Sportster and Dark Custom line up – the 2016 Harley-Davidson Roadster.Like its siblings, the Roadster features a stripped down and minimalist aesthetic approach inspired by classic racers of yesteryear.It also shares the same signature H-D air-cooled 1,200cc Evolution V-twin powertrain primed with electronic fuel injection derived from the Sportster Forty-Eight. Paired with the mill is yet another typical H-D trait – a five-speed transmission with a belt final drive setup. Eagle-eyed readers would’ve already noted the chopped rear fender and signature Sportster fuel tank designs matching with the Roadster’s aggressive riding ergonomics perfectly. Adding to that are the massive 19-inch front and 18-inch cast aluminium wheels, new suspension setups front and aft, as well as the dual-disc front brakes.Available in five paint scheme options, the 2016 H-D Roadster is now open for viewing and purchase through H-DKL with a nett selling price of RM110,000.2016 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim SSecondly comes the 2016-spec Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S.Unlike the standard Softail cruiser, this uprated S version sees H-D merging powerful performance with its signature classic cruiser design into one package.Encased in the chassis here is one of H-D’s largest and most powerful production engines – the 1,800cc air-cooled Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110. This V-twin mill offers 145Nm of peak torque that’s generated at 4,000rpm, propelling this 398kg (claimed, dry) cruiser up to speeds effortlessly.center_img Adding a military-esque appeal here is the model’s eye-catching Olive Gold Denim paint scheme option to go along with the contrasting black-finished exterior trims. Highlights of the latter include the massive triple-clamp and riser assembly, exhaust, fork covers, mirror housings plus the headlamp surround.Also available in a Vivid Black paint option, H-DKL will begin retailing the new 2016 H-D Softail Slim S with a nett selling price figure of RM160,000.2016 H-D CVO Pro Street BreakoutLastly comes the new-for-2016 H-D CVO Pro Street Breakout.This model also features an aggressive styling with a powerful engine that match. The model adopts the 1,800cc Screamin’ Eagle V-twin here and offers a slightly higher torque output of 151Nm at 3,500rpm instead. –Ads–last_img read more

West Florida Qualifies Eight Student-Athletes for NCAA Meet

first_img***COMPLETE LIST*** UWF finished sixth at the NCAA Championships last year and 11th in 2015. Hulley earned a spot in the 100 Back and 200 Back events, and she holds the second-fastest times in school history in each. Last week, Hulley finished second in the 200 and third in the 100 at the NSISC Championships, while taking part in the championship-winning 200 Medley Relay. Hulley made the trip to Indianapolis last year for the NCAA Championships, earning All-America Honorable Mention status for her efforts on the 400 Medley Relay team. Michalak earned the NSISC Championships High Point Swimmer honor last week for the second time in as many years. The reigning national champion in the 100 Breast, Michalak will compete in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Fly and 100 Breast, and can also compete in up to three relays at the meet. Michalak has the second-fastest time in DII in each of those four events and broke the national record in the 100 Breast at the Panther Invitational in Melbourne, Florida, earlier this season. She is a seven-time All-American, with nods in the 100 Breast, 200 IM, 100 Fly and four relays. Pitt will make the trip to Birmingham following a number of strong performances at the NSISC Championships. She finished second in the 400 IM and 1,650 Free last weekend, while picking up a bronze medal in the 1,000 Free. Pitt is a five-time All-American, with top-16 finishes in the 1,650 Free and 400 Medley Relay as a freshman in 2015, and honorable mention nods in the 1,000 Free, 400 IM and 1,650 Free in 2016. She will compete in the 1,000 Free, the 400 IM, the 200 Fly and the 1,650 Free at the national meet this year. Pitt has the eighth-best DII time in the 1,650 Free and the ninth-best DII time in the 400 IM this year. The four swimmers heading to Alabama will be Pia Hulley, Theresa Michalak, Madeline Pitt, and Taby Read-Cayton. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versioncenter_img UWF also qualified as a team for all five relay events. The Argonauts have put together some of the strongest relay groups in the country, with top-eight times in DII in the 400 Medley, 200 Free and 400 Free Relays. The NCAA made a change to the relay qualifications this year, meaning teams did not have to bring all four members of their top relay teams. This could allow for a change in size of UWF’s travel group, which will be finalized in the coming weeks. In addition to the four swimming student-athletes, four of UWF’s divers have posted scores high enough to attend the NCAA Diving Qualifier on March 7. Reigning national champion in the 1-meter and 3-meter events Monica Amaral, senior Meghan Zets, and sophomores Marissa and Mariah Constantakos will be making the trip to Birmingham. The NCAA Diving Qualifier begins on Tuesday, March 7, at the Crossplex in Birmingham, with the NCAA Division II Championships going from Wednesday, March 8, through Saturday, March 11. INDIANAPOLIS – Fresh off a third-place finish at the NSISC Championships last week, the University of West Florida swimming and diving team will send eight student-athletes to compete in the NCAA DII Championships in Birmingham next month. The group is split evenly between four swimmers and four divers. Taby Read-Cayton qualifies for the 50 Free and 100 Free at the NCAA Championships, after posting top-20 times in DII in each event this year. She had a banner week at the NSISC Championships, finishing second in the 50 Free and third in the 100 Free. The freshman also helped UWF to relay wins in the 400 Free Relay and the 200 Medley Relay.last_img read more

Mulai 7 September 2018, Lion Air Tambah Frekuensi Penerbangan Denpasar-Lombok

first_imgBelum lama gempa besar melanda Lombok yang berada di Nusa Tenggara Barat dan membuat masyarakatnya sampai saat ini masih terus tinggal di tenda karena trauma. Meski begitu, Lombok masih menjadi incaran para pelancong baik domestik maupun internasional. Bahkan bisa dikatakan Lombok menjadi saudara Pulau Bali karena deteran objek wisatanya.Baca juga: Mulai 25 Mei 2018, Wings Air Layani Rute Kupang-Lombok Setiap HariLombok sendiri mendapat sebutan Paradise Island karena keindahan pantainya. Banyaknya destinasi yang ada di dua pulau ini, membuat Lion Air Group menambah frekuensi penerbangannya pada 7 September 2018 mendatang. Lion Air akan menggunakan pesawat dengan penerbangan JT828 yang akan berangkat dari Bandara Internasional I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Denpasar pukul 10.30 WITA dan tiba di Bandara Internasional Lombok Praya pukul 11.00 WITA. Sedangkan rute sebaliknya Lion Air bernomor JT829 akan lepas landas dari Lombok pukul 11.40 WITA dan diperkirakan tiba di Denpasar pukul 12.10 WITA. Penerbangan ini sendiri hanya memakan waktu tempuh 30 menit karena jarak Bali dan Lombok yang tidak terlalu jauh.“Penambahan frekuensi terbang Denpasar ke Lombok, akan melengkapi penerbangan yang sudah beroperasi saat ini, yaitu Lion Air dua kali setiap hari dan Wings Air satu kali per hari,” ujar Danang Mandala Prihantoro, Corporate Communications Strategic of Lion Air yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari sairan pers, Selasa (4/9/2018).Adanya peningkatan jumlah penerbangan di dua pulau dengan destinasi populernya merupakan salah satu bentuk keseriusan Lion Air untuk mengakomodir tingginya trend traveling saat ini. Memperkuat jaringan di Lombok juga sebagai langkah Lion Air sejalan upaya mendukung program pemerintah guna pemerataan ekonomi dan menyokong Kementerian Pariwisata RI untuk pencapaian 17 juta wisatawan menuju Indonesia.Dimana salah satunya termasuk pengembangan destinasi 10 Bali Baru yakni destinasi pariwisata yang menjadi prioritas sejak 2016, salah satunya Mandalika Lombok (NTB). Pada penambahan frekuensi Denpasar-Lombok PP ini, Lion Air akan menggunakan pesawat terbarunya yakni Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 7373-900ER atau 737-800NG.Lion Air memproyeksikan pertumbuhan trafik khususnya wisatawan di Bali dan Lombok akan terus berkembang, seiring berbagai inisiasi maupun kolaborasi pemerintah, maskapai, perhotelan, pengelola bandar udara, pelaku industri wisata, dengan dukungan dari banyak pihak. Menurut Badan Pusat Statistik Bali, kedatangan wisman ke Bali pada Juli 2018 mencapai 624.366 kunjungan, dengan melalui bandar udara 624.337 kunjungan.Baca juga: Banyuwangi Hadirkan Kapal Cepat ke Denpasar, Hanya 2 Jam Perjalanan!Jumlah wisman Juli 2018 naik sebesar 14,66 persen dibandingkan catatan Juni 2018. Sebagai informasi, data perkembangan lalu lintas penumpang PT Angkasa Pura I cabang Denpasar tercapat pada 2017 yaitu 21.047.746 orang atau tumbuh 5,23 persen dari tahun sebelumnya 20.001.275 orang. Untuk jumlah penumpang di Lombok Praya meningkat 4,92 persen dengan total 3.589.812 penumpang di 2017 bila dibandingkan pada 2016 yang mencapai 3.421.584 orang.Diketahui masih banyak destinasi Lombok yang belum terkeksplore oleh pelancong dan pelancong berkesempatan untuk menjelajahnya. Selain itu perayaan legendaris Festival Bau Nyale, tradisi turun temurun untuk memperingati legenda dari penguasa kerajaan masa lampau yang berjaya menjadi salah satu incaran pelancong seperti halnya Dieng Festival Cultur.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

Meski Punya Rute Penerbangan Sama, Garuda Indonesia dan Citilink Ternyata Saling Melengkapi

first_imgJika diperhatikan di berbagai situs penjualan tiket online, tentu Anda pernah menemukan nama Citilink dan Garuda Indonesia muncul di dalam satu pencarian rute yang sama. Mungkin Anda akan bertanya-tanya di sini, “Apakah ada persaingan antara Citilink dan Garuda Indonesia? Padahal mereka bernaung di bawah grup yang sama,”Menanggapi hal ini, Senior Manager Public Relation Garuda Indonesia, Ikhsan Rosan mengatakan bahwa hal tersebut bukanlah sebuah persaingan. “Kalau ada rute yang bersinggungan, itu kan mereka mengambil pasar di luar Garuda. Garuda Indonesia sebagai layanan full service, sedangkan Citilink sebagai layanan LCC,” ujar Ikhsan kepada KabarPenumpang.com, Kamis (27/9/2018).“Jadi semisal ada seseorang yang mau terbang pada jam tertentu, namun tidak memungkinkan dari sisi harganya, dia bisa ambil Citilink. Poinnya adalah Citilink akan mem-backup Garuda Indonesia di pasar yang berbeda,” tandasnya.Ikhsan juga mengatakan bahwa pihak Garuda Indonesia telah mengatur frekuensi penerbangan sedemikian rupa sehingga tidak merugikan salah satu dari kedua belah pihak ini. Jika tidak diatur matang-matang (frekuensi penerbangan antara Garuda Indonesia dan Citilink jaraknya tidak terlampau lama), tidak menutup kemungkinan jika para penumpang akan beralih menggunakan Garuda Indonesia yang sudah jelas-jelas punya prestisenya sendiri – terutama untuk orang-orang yang berasal dari daerah.Baca Juga: Tutup Rute Penerbangan Langsung Jakarta-London, Ada Apa dengan Garuda Indonesia?Sederhananya seperti ini, semisal penerbangan Citilink dari Kualanamu menuju Jakarta pada pukul 19.00 WIB dibanderol dengan harga Rp900.000. Sedangkan pada pukul 19.20 WIB, Garuda Indonesia juga bertolak dari Kualanamu menuju Jakarta dengan harga tiket – sebutlah Rp1.000.000. Maka bukan tidak mungkin jika orang-orang akan beralih menggunakan Garuda Indonesia yang dipandang lebih punya ‘nama’ ketimbang anak perusahaannya tersebut.Lantaran hal seperti contoh di atas masih banyak ditemukan di Indonesia, maka penentuan frekuensi dan harga benar-benar sangat dipertimbangkan di sini oleh kedua belah pihak – agar kejadian saling sikut tidak terjadi.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPertegas Positioning, Garuda Indonesia Alihkan Pesawat ATR ke Citilink13/09/2018In “Destinasi”Mulai 1 April, Garuda Indonesia Alihkan Penerbangan Rute Surabaya-Jember ke Citilink27/03/2019In “Destinasi”Manjakan Penumpang, Garuda Indonesia Group Pasang WiFi Onboard di 30 Armada11/05/2019In “Domestik” Garuda Indonesia Sebagai maskapai Low Cost Carrier (LCC) yang juga merupakan anak perusahaan dari Garuda Indonesia, Citilink memang termasuk ke dalam list maskapai yang dilirik oleh para pelancong berdompet ngepas. Beragam destinasi di seluruh Indonesia pun dilayani oleh Citilink hanya dengan satu kelas saja – Economy Class. Tentu saja kolaborasi harga murah dan banyaknya rute penerbangan yang dilayani membuat nama Citilink melambung dalam waktu yang relatif singkat.Baca Juga: Meski Penerbangan Langsung Jakarta-London Tutup, Garuda Indonesia Masih Layani via CodeshareLain cerita dengan yang dilakoni oleh Garuda Indonesia dalam mengoperasikan maskapai-maskapainya. Flag Carrier Indonesia ini lebih menyasar kelas middle-up dalam melayani setiap penumpangnya. Dari sini maka tidak heran semisal harga yang ditawarkan untuk Garuda Indonesia lebih mahal ketimbang Citillink. Jika dilihat dari kelas yang tersedia di masing-masing layanan saja, Citilink sudah ‘kalah’ karena tidak memiliki layanan business class.last_img read more