Lord chancellor loses challenge to ruling on fast-track asylum process

first_imgThe lord chancellor today lost his appeal against a High Court ruling that the detained fast-track appeals process is unfair to asylum seekers.The detained fast-track system (DFT) is designed to process asylum claims quickly. Individuals are kept in detention pending the determination by the secretary of state for the home department of their claims and the determination by the First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) or the Upper Tribunal of appeals.But the Court of Appeal, in The Lord Chancellor v Detention Action, dismissed the lord chancellor’s challenge, branding the fast-track rules ‘systemically unfair and unjust’. The government confirmed to the Gazette it will seek to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Supreme Court.The lord chancellor and the home secretary, who was an interested party in the case, argued five safeguards were sufficient to overcome any systemic unfairness that would otherwise result from tight time limits.These were: the appeals process was administered by independent and impartial judges; the judges were experts familiar with the factual, evidential, legal and procedural issues that can arise in immigration and asylum appeals; the judges have the tools necessary to enable them to ensure appeals are conducted fairly; appellants are for the most part represented by lawyers; and an appeal to the FTT and beyond occurs after appellants have undergone a fast-track decision-making process which has been held to be lawful.However, Lord Dyson (pictured), handing down the Court of Appeal’s judgment, was ‘unpersuaded that the safeguards are sufficient to overcome the unfairness inherent in a system which requires asylum seekers to prepare and present their appeals within seven days of the decisions which they seek to challenge’.He said the timetable for the conduct of appeals was so tight ‘it is inevitable that a significant number of appellants will be denied a fair opportunity to present their cases under the FTR regime’.He added that the consequences for an asylum seeker of mistakes in the process were ‘potentially disastrous’.Dyson said the system was weighted too heavily in favour of speed and efficiency and said it ‘needs to be adjusted’ in favour of fairness and justice.Detention Action director Jerome Phelps said asylum seekers and the government had a ‘common interest’ in a system ‘that is both fast and fair. We hope that the government will work with civil society to find a different approach that does not sacrifice fairness on the altar of speed’.A government spokesperson said it was ‘disappointed’ with the appeal outcome.He added: ‘We regard “fast track” as an important part of our immigration system and the courts do not oppose this in principle. We are seeking further permission to appeal.’last_img read more

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Intelligence September 2003

first_imgArgentina: The Entre Ríos provincial government has signed an agreement with ALL Mesopot? mica that will see the Concepción del Uruguay – Paran? route re-opened to freight traffic with new terminals at Estación Parera and Nogoy? . A daily Basavilbaso – Villaguay passenger service is also planned.ALL Central has re-opened the 87 km branch to Monte de los Gauchos in the province of Córdoba. Work was funded by a shipper which expects to dispatch 100 000 tonnes of grain for export each year.Armenia: Transport Minister Andranik Manukyan has said that preparatory work for reopening the railway link from Giumri to Kars in Turkey is complete. A political decision by Turkey to reopen the route is still required.Bangladesh: The World Bank has recommended that BR should be established as a corporate entity separate from the government. It should contract out services and establish joint ventures, place more emphasis on freight, and restructure tariffs with market pricing.Bosnia-Herzegovina: Reconstruction of the Zenica – Bosanski Samac line has been completed, using €8m of EU funding.Europe: On July 15 ICA and Bertani introduced a daily rolling motorway service between München and Sopron, using Bertani-owned wagons. ÖBB and GySEV are providing the locomotives and coaches for the lorry drivers.Connex subsidiary Bayerische CargoBahn GmbH has been certified to operate freight trains on ÖBB tracks between the German border, Kufstein and Salzburg until July 2008. India: DS Constructions Ltd has reached financial close for a BOT project to convert the metre gauge Viramgam – Mahesana line to broad gauge. The route will link the port of Kandla with the northwestern states. A guaranteed access charge of 24 equal instalments of around Rs79m will be paid to DSCL by IR every six months.Iraq: Train services from Syria to Mosul resumed on July 30. The first train from Turkey since February arrived in Iraq on August 3, and an agreement between the Turkish government and the Iraqi authorities is being formulated to regularise cross-border services.Kenya: Services were on the Nairobi – Nanyuki line resumed at the end of July, as scheduled (RG 7.03 p415). KRC plans to use Nanyuki as a railhead for traffic to and from Ethiopia.Poland: PLK has commissioned Parsons Brinckerhoff to carry out a feasibility study co-financed by the EU’s ISPA programme into upgrading the 350 km Warszawa – Gdynia E65 section of TEN Corridor VI. Options to be reviewed include 160 km/h operation and allowance for 200 km/h tilting trains.Russia: The Ministry of Railway Transport expects the Severomuysk tunnel on the Baikal – Amur line to open in November.Spain: Ubicar has opened a €9m rail-served automotive distribution centre at Zuera with space for up to 12000 cars. Sudan: Iran is to help repair Sudanese infrastructure and rolling stock and provide staff training under an agreement signed in Tehran in July. Spoornet has supplied a further six diesel-electric locomotives to SR, joining the 10 sent previously. The lease is worth US$4m per year, including maintenance. Spoornet is also to refurbish 35 Sudanese locos.United Kingdom: An application has been submitted to the Department for Transport for a Transport & Works Order covering a planned railfreight terminal in Telford.USA: A train control pilot programme is to be carried out on BNSF’s 216 km Centralia – Beardstown route, using 50 locos fitted with Wabtec Corp’s Electronic Train Management System. Zimbabwe: SGI Holdings subsidiary Freight Forwarders Zimbabwe has launched a rail freight service between Beira and Harare, and expects to carry 52000 tonnes/month.last_img read more

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Tambo Springs terminal ‘will change the face of Gauteng’

first_imgSOUTH AFRICA: The Southern Palace Joint Venture Consortium has won a 20-year concession to design, finance, build and operate a major intermodal terminal serving Gauteng province.Announcing the ‘historic public and private sector partnership’ on June 5, Transnet said the R2∙5bn terminal forming part of the Gauteng Integrated Transport Master Plan is expected to be fully operational in 2022-23. Southern Palace is the lead concessionaire for a consortium that includes Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane as technical partner and Makoya as logistics and marketing partner. Other members of the consortium are Aecom and Italferr. The master partner and landowner is the Tambo Springs Development Co which is overseeing the Tambo Springs Logistics Gateway project. The City of Ekurhuleni will provide ‘major bulk services’ for the development.The 607 ha terminal will be located south of Johannesburg on Transnet’s Natal Corridor main line linking Gauteng with the port of Durban and will ‘ease the strain’ on the existing City Deep inland container terminal. It will have two intermodal platforms equipped with six gantry cranes.While the terminal will have good access to the national road network and to OR Tambo International Airport, Transnet noted that ‘a development of such magnitude will ease road traffic by diverting road cargo to rail networks linked to the country’s sea ports’.Container movements to and from Gauteng are expected to grow from 3 million TEUs to 4 million TEUs by 2021, Transnet said, noting that the scheme is ‘aligned to the government’s Strategic Infrastructure Project 2 which centres around the Durban – Free State – Gauteng Corridor’. The terminal is seen as a ‘catalytic investment’ that will stimulate back-of-terminal property developments that include processing, manufacturing and warehousing. The construction work will generate around 81 000 jobs, and as many as 110 000 permanent jobs will be created in the transport, manufacturing and logistics fields.Transnet’s Chief Business Development Officer Gert De Beer said that ‘the Tambo Springs inland terminal has been on the government’s plans for a number of years now. Witnessing it come to fruition is indeed a historical moment for many South Africans. Once completed, the inland terminal will completely change the face of Gauteng.’last_img read more

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Plzeň expands tram network

first_imgCZECH REPUBLIC: Plzeň transport authority PMDP has opened the first tramway extension in the city for almost 30 years, with the inauguration on December 16 of a 1·4 km extension of Line 4 to the Borská Pole industrial zone.Line 4 is the city’s busiest, linking Lochotín, Košutka and Bolevec in the north to the southern suburb of Bory.The new extension has four stops at Borský park, Bory, Technická and Univerzita, and includes a 38 m long bridge over the I/27 road.It was built by a consortium led by TSS Grade, with the EU contributing KC355m towards the KC616m cost.last_img

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Ready for cricket!

first_imgMembers of the West Indies T20 cricket team haver arrived In South Florida, and the wicket is ready for an historical two-match series against Bangladesh at the Central Broward Regional Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida on Saturday and Sunday August 4 and 5th.Massive crowds expected The matches are sure to attract a massive crowd, as both teams have strong support among the large cricket-loving expatriate community in South Florida.The West Indies are the ‘home team’, given that Lauderhill is synonymous with the Caribbean community in South Florida. The Caribbean team have previously played T20 and One Day Internationals at the Lauderhill cricket grounds against India and New Zealand, pulling enthusiastic crowds, but will be facing Bangladesh at the location for the first time..This weekend’s matches close the Bangladesh tour of the West Indies and United States, including two Test matches and three ODI’s.  The Windies won the Test series 2-0, but  Bangladesh turned the tables by winning the ODI series 2-1.The first match in the T20 series was played in Basseterre, St. Kitts on July 31. The West Indies won the rain-affected contest on the Duckworth/Lewis system after Bangladesh posted 143 for nine off their allotment. The hosts posted 93 for three with man-of-the-match Andre Russell hitting an unbeaten 35.Top Windies players hereJamaican Marlon Samuels, WI captain Roland Holder of Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago’s Samuel Badree will be key players for the West Indies during the Lauderhill series,. Bangladesh’s top men are dashing allrounder and captain Shakib Al Hassan and batsmen Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das.Abm Mustafa, vice-president of the Bangladesh Association of Florida, recently told CNW that the over 25,000 Bangladeshis who live in South Florida are excited about the T20 fixtures.“The response for tickets has been overwhelming. Our people here love cricket and can’t wait to see their team,” he said.An interesting tidbit. The Bangladesh bowling coach is former Jamaica and West Indies fast-bowler Courtney Walsh.“The weekend series coincide fittingly with the celebrations of  Jamaica’s 56th independence anniversary on August 6,” said Sammy Bullock, an enthusiastic Jamaican American cricket fan from Lauderdale Lakes, a city adjacent to Lauderhill. “I will be securing tickets for me and my entire family for the two days of cricket.”Broward Commissioner Dale Holness is proud of South Florida’s growing reputation as an international cricket hub. “These games are extremely important for South Florida as they have great  economic impact with visitors coming in from all over.”This weekend’s matches kick off a month of T20 cricket at Central Broward Regional Stadium, the only cricket facility in the United States sanctioned by the International Cricket Council.From August 18-22, three matches in the Caribbean Premier League T20 will be played there between defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders, Jamaica Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents.last_img read more

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Sudan factions agree to hand over ICC suspects: Minister

first_imgSudan denounces ICC over Bashir arrest saga Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir stands in a defendant’s cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum on August 19, 2019./AFP/Getty ImagesSudan’s government and rebel groups in the troubled Darfur region have agreed to hand over suspects wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to the Hague-based court, Reuters reports Information Minister Faisal Saleh to say.Former president Omar al-Bashir, who was topped after mass protests last year, is wanted by the ICC, but the minister did not name him specifically.Al-Bashir is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity over the conflict that broke out in the country’s Darfur region between 2003 and 2008. He denies the charges.He seized power in a military coup in 1989 and ruled Sudan with an iron fist.After his ouster in April last year, the 76-year-old was sentenced to two years in a social reform facility for corruption.Prosecutors have also charged him with killing protesters during the demonstrations that pushed him out of power.The ICC issued warrants for al-Bashir’s arrest in 2009 and 2010.Related South Sudan’s Kiir fires foreign ministercenter_img Newly appointed Sudan Finance Minister rejects positionlast_img read more

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NegOcc bus firm won’t halt trips

first_imgThe recommendation made by the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. was presented to the President during a televised meeting. However, all buses of VTI will not enter this city effective today following the issuance of Mayor Evelio Leonardia’s Executive Order No. 60 containing the MECQ guidelines.    Bacolod City was under general community quarantine prior to its shift to MECQ. Aside from Bacolod City, Seballos said their buses beginning yesterday will not also enter Barangay Maao in Bago City, Negros Occidental. BACOLOD City – The Vallacar Transit Inc. (VTI) is not suspending its operation in Negros Occidental despite this city reverting to modified enhance community quarantine (MECQ). President Rodrigo Duterte on Sept. 7 approved a stricter lockdown for Bacolod due to rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Part of Leonardia’s latest directive is the suspension of public transportation. She also explained they will only limit the trips of their buses in the areas that are not covered by lockdown.center_img Seballos said they will remain in operation but they will not enter the capital city. Bago City Mayor Nicholas Yulo ordered the lockdown of the entire village. Based on the Sept. 7 count of the Department of Health Region 6, there were a total of 1,151 active cases in the metro and 27 deaths. On Monday alone, Bacolod recorded a total of 58 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. All buses of the giant bus company plying from the southern and northern portions of Negros Occidental all bound to Bacolod City -North and South terminals, according to Jade Seballos, VTI media relations manager Negros Occidental, meanwhile, was placed under modified general community quarantine from Sept. 1 to 15./PNlast_img read more

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Indians continue their dominance of the Tigers in 2016, Win 11-4

first_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com. Payton Vince CLEVELAND– The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians started their first of three in weekend series that can impact the AL Central pennant race immensely. The Indians can decrease their magic number by six with a sweep of Detroit and the Tigers could inch closer in the division with a few wins in this series. 29,137 fans were in attendance to see the Indians magic number drop down to 9 games.To start off the game the Tigers went 1-2-3 , Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber struck out their first two batters and Miguel Cabrera flew out to deep center field to end the inning.For the Indians half of the first , Carlos Santana hit a deep fly ball to the wall in center field but was caught by Cameron Maybin. Jason Kipnis hit a single to get things started for the Indians , and Francisco Lindor followed things up with a single of his own that moved Kipnis from first to third. Lindor stole second during the Mike Napoli at-bat. Napoli hit a fly ball to left field, but in what appeared to look like a routine play, Justin Upton lost the ball in the sky and the ball bounced over the left field wall, which allowed Kipnis and Lindor to score off of Napoli’s ground rule double.  The Indians took the early 2-0 lead.During the Tigers half of the second, Upton made up for his mistake in the field and hit a homer to Right Center Field to decrease the Indians lead by 1 run. Erick Aybar followed with a single and James McCann was walked but when Andrew Romine hit a grounder into the gap between second and first it took a great play from Kipnis to retire Romine which ended the Tigers half of the 2nd.Tyler Naquin started off the Indians half of the second with a single, Abraham Almonte followed with a single to Left Field. Roberto Perez had a Sacrifice Bunt to move Naquin and Almonte. Santana hit a ground ball between second and first which allowed Naquin and Almonte to score, Santana advanced to second on a McCann error. Kipnis hit a sacrifice fly to Center Field which moved Santana to third. Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer struck out Lindor to end the Indians half of the inning. Indians were leading after 2 with a score of 4-1.Kluber sent down the Tigers 1-2-3 once again in their half of the 3rd.For the Indians, Napoli starts off the 3rd with a walk, Fulmer balked which allowed Napoli to advance to 2nd base. Jose Ramirez was up next and he was also walked. CoCo Crisp grounded into a 6-4-3 double play but allowed Napoli to move to 3rd. Naquin flied out to center to end the Indians 3rd.Victor Martinez started off the Tigers 4th with a single but an Upton walk was the only other thing to show for them during the 4th.In the bottom of the fourth, Fulmer set the Indians down 1-2-3 for the first time in the game.The Tigers went down quietly again in the 5th, going down 1-2-3.For the Indians, Kipnis was walked to start off the fifth. Lindor hit a grounder to Ian Kinsler in what appeared to be a double play ball, Kipnis thought otherwise though when he spun around Kinsler and safely advanced to second base.The following batter was Napoli who hit a 411 feet homer to the Home Run Porch in Left Field , which extended their lead to 6-1. Ramirez flew out to Left and CoCo struck out to end the fifth.During the Tigers half of the sixth inning, Kluber ran in to some trouble when he started off the inning by walking Cabrera and followed up by hitting Martinez in the knee. After a J.D. Martinez fly out to center, Upton hit his 2nd homer of the game this time to center, inching the Tigers closer 6-4.Michael Fulmer was taken out to start off the sixth, Shane Greene came in on relief. Fulmer pitched 5 innings, 7 hits, 6 runs all earned, 3 walks, and 3 strike outs.During the sixth inning for the Indians, Naquin got things started with a single, Almonte followed with a double to Right Field. Perez hit a sacrifice fly to center, Naquin scores and Almonte advanced to third with an error on Tigers center fielder, Maybin. Indians extended their to 7-4. Santana struck out and Kipnis grounded out to third base to end the inning.In the 7th inning, Romine started the inning off with a lead-off double for the Tigers, but the next three batters went down in order.In the bottom of the 7th, Bruce Rondon came in on relief for Greene after 1 inning, 2 hits, 1 earned run, and 1 strike out. Lindor started off the inning flying out to left field. Napoli got things started in the inning with a single, Rondon balked which advanced Napoli to second. Ramirez hit a RBI single past Cabrera which extended the Indians lead 8-4. Ramirez stole on the next pitch. Crisp struck out for the second straight at-bat and Naquin flew out to center to end the Indians half of the seventh.Andrew Miller came on to start off the 8th inning for the Indians, meaning Corey Kluber’s night was done. Kluber went 7 innings, 5 hits, 4 earned runs, 3 walks, 7 strike outs, 2 home runs given up, and 1 HBP.Miller started off the inning walking Victor Martinez , struck out the next two batters , and Aybar grounded out to Napoli which his only play was throwing it to second.Joe Mantiply came in on relief for Rondon, Mantiply walked Almonte to start off the 8th. Rajai Davis came in to pinch run following the walk. Mantiply went to pick-off Davis at first, but Davis stole 2nd base and with a bad throw from Miguel Cabrera, Davis was able to advance to 3rd. Perez joined the hit parade in the 8th inning with an RBI single to left field, Davis scored , Indians increased their lead 9-4. Santana hit a single, Kipnis hit a ground rule double to center field which scored Perez and advanced Santana to third. Indians were then up 10-4. Mantiply intentionally walked Lindor , leaving the bases loaded for Napoli. Mantiply would be done for the evening, Mark Lowe would come in to face Napoli. Lowe struck out Napoli with 6 pitches for the first out of the inning. Ramirez would hit a sacrifice fly, extending the lead 11-4. Michael Martinez , who came in defensively in the 8th hit a pop up to the catcher to end the inning.Dan Otero came in during the 9th for the Indians. Otero set the Tigers down 1-2-3 to end the game.Cleveland Indians improve to 85-62 and the Detroit Tigers fall to 78-69 on the season. Kluber gets the win improving to 17-9 on the year, and Fulmer gets the loss falling to 10-7. Indians have Carlos Carrasco on the mound tomorrow going against Justin Verlander, first pitch 4:10 pm EST.center_img Related TopicsAbraham AlmonteAL CentralAndrew RomineCameron MaybinCarlos SantanaCleveland IndiansCorey KluberDetroit TigersErick AybarFrancisco LindorJames McCannJason KipnisJose RamirezJustin UptonMichael FulmerMiguel CabreraMike NapoliRoberto PerezTyler NaquinVictor Martinezlast_img read more

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Changi Sabet Gelar Bandara Terbaik Dunia Enam Tahun Berturut

first_imgMr Lee Seow Hiang, Chief Executive Officer of Changi Airport Group Siapa yang tak kenal Singapura? Negara dengan maskot Merlion ini memiliki bandara yang cukup sibuk. Ya, Changi International Airport, menjadi salah satu hub transit banyak maskapai baik ke dan dari Eropa maupun Amerika. Bahkan ke sekitaran Asia pun, Changi juga menjadi salah satu tempat transit pesawat milik maskapai dunia.Baca juga: Demi Pembangunan Terminal 5, Bandara Changi Kutip Pajak Hingga S$15 Per PenumpangBandara Changi kali ini kembali menyabet gelar enam kali berturut-turut sebagai Bandara Terbaik Dunia pilihan pelancong dalam 2018 World Airports Awards yang diadakan oleh Skytrax. Ini juga menjadi sebuah sejarah dimana untuk pertama kalinya sebuah bandara memenangkan penghargaan prestisiuns tersebut selama enam tahun berturut-turut. Bukan hanya sebagai bandara terbaik dunia, Changi juga menyabet gelar Bandara dengan Kenyamanan Fasilitas Terbaik. Acara pemilihan ini diadakan di Passenger Terminal EXPO di Stockholm, Swedia 21 Maret 2018 kemarin.“Terpilih sebagai Bandara Terbau dunia enam tahun berturut-turut adalah sebuah pencapaian luar biasa bagi Bandara Changi Singapura, serta merupakan bukti akan popularitas Bandara Changi diantara para pelancong udara. Bandara Changi sangat fokus dalam membuat pengalaman bepergian di bandara menjadi nyaman dan praktis, dan terus berinovasi dengan produk dan layanan baru. Dinobatkan sebagai ‘Bandar Udara Terbaik di Dunia’ merupakan pengakuan bagi seluruh anggota staf di bandara yang berkontribusi pada kesuksesan Bandara Changi,” kata Edward Plaisted, CEO of Skytrax yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari siaran pers (22/3/2018).Chief Executive Officer of Changi Airport Group Lee Seow Hiang mengatakan, pihaknya bangga dinobatkan sebagai Bandara Terbaik Skytrax selama enam tahun berturut-turut. Ini adalah pencapaian yang berarti bagi bandara Changi dan mendorong pihaknya untuk terus memberikan pengalaman terbaik bagi para pengunjung yang bepergian melalui Changi.Bandara Changi sendiri berada di urutan pertama melewati bandara Incheon Seoul di urutan kedua, Tokyo Haneda di urutan ketiga. Urutan keempat ada Hongkong, Doha Hamad urutan kelima, Munich keenam, Centrair Nagoya di urutan ketujuh. Urutan kedelapan ada bandara Heathrow London, Zurich kesembilan dan yang terakhir bandara Frankfurt.Dengan menjadi Bandara Terbaik Dunia, Kenyamanan Fasilitas Terbaik Dunia dan Bandara Terbaik di Asia, bandara Changi sendiri sudah memiliki Terminal 4 dan memperbaiki beberapa bagian di Terminal 1 di tahun 2017 kemarin. Sedangkan di tahun 2019 mendatang, Changi akan membuka Jewel Changi Changi Airport.Baca juga: Dalam Jumlah Pergerakan Penumpang, Bandara Soekarno-Hatta Unggul Tipis dari ChangiIni merupakan komplek ikonik yang diperuntukkan bagi banyak hal dan dilengkapi dengan destinasi hiburan tingkat dunia. Jewel Changi Airport sendiri dihadirkan untuk meningkatkan jumlah pelancong serta daya tarik Singapura sebagai salah satu destinasi.Tak hanya itu, Changi juga tengah mencoba untuk menambah terminalnya satu lagi yakni Terminal 5 yang saat ini dalam pencanangan. Diketahui, tahun 2017, lebih dari 62,2 juta penumpang melalui hub salah satu Hub terbesar di Asia ini. Changi sendiri menjadi urutan keenam bandara tersibuk di dunia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBandara Internasional Hong Kong Sabet Predikat “Bintang Lima” dari Skytrax21/09/2017In “Bandara”Haneda, Bandara Terbersih di Dunia Cerminan Budaya Jepang10/11/2019In “Bandara”10 Bandara Ini Disebut Sebagai Yang Tersibuk06/02/2017In “Bandara”last_img read more

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More Kenai Peninsula Residents Employed in Maritime Industry

first_imgIn this latest study, construction slipped out of the top five employers, replaced by retail. The marine sector paid close to $177 million in wages in 2014. 85.2 million pounds of fish were caught commercially that year,  with nearly three-fourths of the catch landed in Homer. The KPEDD annual study also shows growth in boat services and in guided activities on water and land. The KPEDD study lists 3,400 employees in maritime-related professions, which was up 90% over 2013. During the study’s release last May Rick Roeske, Executive Director of KPEDD, said he was pleased to see a variety of employers contributing to the Peninsula’s economy…center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享More Kenai Peninsula residents are employed in the maritime industry than any other sector, according to the 2016 Situations and Prospects Reports from the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District. Roeske: “Well, we’re so diverse. I mean we have two kinds of fishing: commercial and sports fishing, we have retail, we have school district, we have borough and city governments, we have a hospital, we have private business, we have a robust private sector and we’re so much more blessed than some of the other areas and on a comparison basis, we have one of the best, most diversified economies in the state of Alaska.”last_img read more

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