first_img Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Share Posted by July was booming but traffic overall has eased, says IATA GENEVA — Global revenue passenger kilomtres grew by a robust 6.8% year-on-year in July, the first summer peak month, says IATA.This was down from 7.7% in the previous month, and just ahead of the five-year average pace of 6.4%. Passenger demand remains on course to grow solidly in 2017 as a whole, however, with stimulus from lower airfares waning, the supportive demand backdrop has moderated.All told, the strong first half of the year and the robust start to the peak summer period means that 2017 is on course to be another year of above-trend revenue passenger kilometres (RPK) growth. But the moderation in demand drivers suggests that the upward trend in H2 2017 and into 2018 is likely to be weaker than was seen in the same period of 2016.Year-on-year growth in RPKs slowed to 6.2% in July, from 7.6% in June. The annual growth rate slowed in all regions except Latin America and the Middle East.More news:  TRAVELSAVERS welcomes Julie Virgilio to the teamNorth American airlines’ international RPKs grew by 3.5% in year-on-year terms in July, down from 4.4% in June but still ahead of the five-year average pace of 2.9%. Seasonally-adjusted (SA) passenger traffic has held on to the monthly gains achieved earlier in the year. That said, anecdotal evidence suggests that tourists are being deterred by the additional security measures now involved with travelling to the U.S.center_img Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: IATA, Trend Watchlast_img read more

first_img Categories: Tedder News 28Sep Rep. Tedder recognizes Michigan State Fair scholarship winner State Rep. Jim Tedder today welcomed a recipient of the Michigan State Fair Urban and Rural Scholarship to the House of Representatives. Clarkston resident Kimberly Suran was among the 60 scholarship winners that were recognized on the House floor.“I’m honored to welcome such a talented group of students to the House today for this very special occasion,” Rep. Tedder said. “Meeting and talking with Kimberly has been a great experience. She definitely has a bright future ahead of her.”The Michigan State Fair Urban and Rural Scholarship recognizes young people across the state who make a difference in the cities, towns and villages by planting and harvesting garden space in their local neighborhoods. Scholarship recipients received a total of $40,000 divided between four areas of competition: Animal/Livestock, Home Arts, Agriculture, and Urban/Rural Farming.last_img read more

first_imgChello Central Europe’s kids channel Megamax has launched on UPC Slovakia’s cable network.Megamax has a target audience of boys aged 7-14 years and airs animated series including X-Men, Iron Kid and Twisted Whiskers. It will launch on December 1 in the Basic Digital package, airing between 07:00 and 22:00.last_img

first_imgFreegold Ventures Limited is a North American gold exploration company with three gold projects in Alaska. Current projects include Golden Summit, Vinasale and Rob. Both Vinasale and Golden Summit host NI 43-101 Compliant Resource Calculations. The 2012 exploration program includes additional drilling on both Golden Summit and Vinasale. An updated NI 43-101 resource was calculated on Golden Summit in December 2011 and using a 0.35 g/t cutoff is 14,840,000 tonnes @0.66 g/t Au – hosts 316,000 ounces in the indicated category and 50,0460,000 tonnes @0.61 g/t Au – hosts 991,000 ounces in the inferred category. Drilling has been underway on this road accessible project since mid January. To date over 36,000 feet have been drilled since January on the project, of which 30,000 feet have been aimed at resource expansion. Drilling remains ongoing.  An updated NI 43-101 is expected to be completed in Q3. Additional drilling is also underway on Vinasale. Vinasale currently hosts recently updated NI 43-101 resource calculation of 49,320,000 mt @1.09 g/t for a total of 1,735,000 contained gold ounces in the inferred category using a 0.5 g/t cutoff. Please visit our website for more information. Sponsor Advertisement Whenever JPMorgan Chase, SLV and silver get mentioned together in the same sentence, I think it’s worth pointing out.The gold price traded pretty flat through all of Far East and London trading on Thursday.  But the moment London closed for the day…4:00 p.m. GMT…11:00 a.m. in New York…a smallish rally developed that came to an end at 3:00 p.m. Eastern in electronic trading…and from there, gold got sold down a few bucks into the 5:15 p.m. close.The high tick came shortly before 3:00 p.m…and that was recorded as $1,736.20 spot.Gold closed the Thursday trading session at $1,731.90 spot…up $14.60 on the day.  Net volume was a far more reasonable 135,000 contracts.Silver’s absolute low tick [about $31.60 spot] came around 11:00 a.m. GMT in London…and once the noon silver fix was out of the way, the price began to rally in fits and starts…as every New York rally attempt ran into a willing seller the moment that it showed any signs of becoming “irrationally exuberant”.The silver price topped out shortly after 3:00 p.m. in New York…and then gold sold off a hair into the 5:15 p.m. Eastern time close.  The high tick was $32.56 spot which, looking at the 24-hour silver chart below, I find hard to believe.Ordinarily I’d post the New York Spot Silver [Bid] chart to lay the matter to rest…but it’s M.I.A. on Kitco’s website.Silver closed at $32.31 spot…up 47 cents from Wednesday.  Volume, net of roll-overs, was only 29,500 contracts.The dollar index did zip…hovering just under the 81.00 mark all day long.  It opened at 80.81…and its feeble rally attempt to get above the 81.00 level crashed and burned…and the index closed at 80.81.  It was obvious that the price movements in the precious metals had to do with other factors.The shares didn’t do much…and I wouldn’t read a heck of a lot into yesterday’s HUI action.  It closed up 0.71%.With the odd exception, the silver shares turn in a real decent performance yesterday.  But two of the stocks that didn’t have a good day on Thursday…CDE and PAAS…make up a decent chunk of Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index.  And because of that, it only closed up 0.10%.(Click on image to enlarge)The CME’s Daily Delivery Report showed that 10 gold and 4 silver contracts were posted for delivery on Monday within the Comex-approved depositories.Once again both GLD and SLV showed increased in their holdings.  In GLD an authorized participant added 77,517 troy ounces of gold…and in SLV it was 1,549,091 troy ounces.The U.S. Mint had a decent sales report as well.  They sold 13,000 ounces of gold eagles…3,000 one-ounce 24K gold buffaloes…and 148,000 silver eagles.The Comex-approved depositories showed that 309,750 troy ounces of silver were withdrawn on Wednesday…and nothing was received.  The link to that activity is here.I have three charts for you today.  The first was from a colleague of Australian reader Wesley Legrand.  It’s the Dollar Index vs. the Gold Price going back about thirteen years. Wesley’s colleague had this to say about the relationship between the two…“There are periods were there has been an obvious inverse correlation, but then there are also extended periods where both gold and the USD index have risen together including the last 1.5 years (this is a monthly chart).”“Of particular significance, over the last eight years when the price of gold starting rising more rapidly, the price of gold rose from $400 to $1,700 and the USD has been in a trading range, but has ended up exactly where it started eight years ago, at 80.”“So the USD index is unchanged after eight years during which the price of gold quadrupled.”“I think the relationship is more psychological than anything else.”[He would be right about that! – Ed](Click on image to enlarge)This next chart contains only three days of data…starting with the U.S. election day on Tuesday…and ending at the close of trading yesterday. It’s a “Gold vs. Everything Else” chart.  Note how the gold price stands out above all others.  The other traces are the dollar index, the U.S. 10-year treasury, the S&P…and the commodity index.I thank Washington state reader S.A. for sending it…and I just know he stole it from a Zero Hedge article.(Click on image to enlarge)The third graph is from Vancouver, Washington reader Duane Zelinka.  It’s a graph from an AP story posted in the ‘Critical Reads’ section below…but in case you pass on the story, I want to make sure you at least skim the graph…and it needs no further embellishment on my part.I have the usual number of stories for a weekday column and, as always, the final edit is up to you.Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable. – George OrwellI wouldn’t read a whole heck of a lot into yesterday’s price action.  I was happy to see prices rise…and volume return to more normal numbers.  We are well along in the roll-overs out of the December delivery month…and barring something out of left field somewhere…I’m not expecting huge price action between now and the end of the month, although I reserve the right to be wrong about this.Before I started writing this column early yesterday evening, I was browsing through a website that Ted Butler had mentioned a year or so back…and it was the contents of that Internet site that made me change my mind about SLV a while back.  The website is…and the proprietor keeps a close eye on what goes on within the fund.As you know, JPMorgan Chase is the big silver short in the Comex futures market…with the Bank of Nova Scotia/Scotia Mocatta believed to be in second place.  The comments on this website about JPMorgan Chase and its SLV silver inventories in London between October 3rd and November 7th of this year, are worth noting…and here they are…October 3…”For the first time in nearly a year, there was no movement of silver from JPM London A to Brinks London. About 95Moz in all has been transferred from JPM London A to Brinks London, with 5Moz left in JPM London A (which we expect will be transferred shortly).”  October 10…”Again, we see a small movement of silver (0.8Moz) from JPM London A to Brinks London.”  October 31…”Another 1.6Moz was transferred from JPM London A to Brinks London, as part of what appears to be a phase-out of that vault.”  November 7…”A final 3.1Moz was transferred from JPM London A to Brinks London, with just 3 bars left listed as being in that vault.”Beats me as to what it means, if anything…but whenever JPMorgan Chase, SLV and silver get mentioned together in the same sentence, I think it’s worth pointing out.  You can read all the weekly commentary on SLV silver inventories at the link here.But please don’t get the idea that because I’ve changed my thinking on SLV [or GLD for that matter] that I now think they’re great investment vehicles.  I still wouldn’t touch either one with a 10-foot cattle prod.Today we get both the latest Commitment of Traders Report…and the November Bank Participation Report…and I will have something to say about each in my Saturday column.Very little happened with gold or silver during the Friday trading session in the Far East…and the same can be said for the first twenty minutes of London trading.  Volumes are near normal…whatever that means nowadays…and the dollar index is down about 12 basis points.And as I hit the ‘send’ button at 5:00 a.m. Eastern time…two hours after the London open…gold is up about five bucks and silver’s up a bit more than a dime.  Volume’s are getting up there a bit…and the dollar index is basically unchanged.I hate to beat this to death every week, but I’d like to remind you one more time that there’s still an opportunity to either readjust your portfolio, or get fully invested in the continuing major up-leg of this bull market in both silver and gold…and I respectfully suggest that you take out a trial subscription to either Casey Research‘s International Speculator [junior gold and silver exploration companies], or BIG GOLD [large producers], with all our best [and current] recommendations…as well as the archives. Don’t forget that our 90-day guarantee of satisfaction is in effect for both publications.Enjoy your weekend…or what’s left of it…and I’ll see you here tomorrow.last_img read more

first_imgThe occupational health expert chosen by the government to review its much-criticised “fitness for work” test appears to have suggested that the assessment should be scrapped and replaced with a radically different process.Dr Paul Litchfield, who led the fourth and fifth reviews of the work capability assessment (WCA), said the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) had been “forced into rushing the design of the WCA”, before it was introduced by the New Labour government in 2008.Litchfield, BT’s chief medical officer, was giving evidence to the Commons work and pensions committee for its inquiry into the assessment processes for personal independence payment and employment and support allowance (ESA).He was speaking just days after new figures, published by Disability News Service, showed that the proportion of people claiming out-of-work disability benefits who had attempted suicide at some point in their lives doubled between 2007 – the year before the WCA was introduced – and 2014.Litchfield (pictured, giving evidence), who was not asked about the figures by the committee, said there had been attempts to improve the WCA, but he warned: “There have been efforts to adjust it and improve it over time, but when it starts from a position which is designed as imperfect, you’re lucky if it gets more perfect, it is just as likely to get more imperfect as you adapt it.”Litchfield told the committee: “The philosophical basis of what we do as a society does need to be revisited.”He claimed that “the thinking that went into creating the current assessment” dated back at least to the early 1980s in the United States, and the WCA was simply an “evolution” of the previous assessment, the personal capability assessment.He said the WCA was designed “very quickly to meet the legislative timescales… so it wasn’t a radical redesign of a system, it was an adaptation of what was there already”.Litchfield said that the nature of work had “changed dramatically over that period” and it was now necessary to “think about as a society… how we want to distribute benefits to those who can’t work for whatever reason, and whether we want something which is specifically based on their health condition and their disability.“If we do want that we need to think about how we would design that in the context of the modern workplace and the shifting demographics and the shifting disease profile that we are seeing in the population, so I think there does need to be that fundamental thinking that goes on but that inevitably is a 10, 15-year process and you can’t rush it.”Despite those comments, disabled campaigners who have been calling for years for the WCA to be scrapped and replaced – because of its links to relapses, anxiety and distress among those with long-term health conditions, and the loss of many lives – are likely to be bemused by other remarks made by Litchfield to the committee.He suggested that much of the reason for the failure of the WCA was that it was based on a “medical model” understanding of disability, which he said was now “largely discredited”.He said that many experts were now more in favour of a “biopsychosocial model” approach.But campaigners and researchers have previously pointed out that the biopsychosocial (BPS) model crucially underpins ESA and the WCA and also played a significant role in the tightening of eligibility criteria for ESA and other disability benefits by the coalition and Tory governments.Research published last year by Professor Tom Shakespeare and Professor Nicholas Watson, and fellow academic Ola Abu Alghaib, argued that the BPS model was riddled with inconsistencies, misleading statements and “unevidenced” claims.The BPS model was developed by Dr Gordon Waddell, an orthopaedic surgeon, and Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, who was DWP’s chief medical officer from 1995 to 2005.Key to the BPS model, the three authors said last year, is the idea that “it is the negative attitudes of many ESA recipients that prevent them from working, rather than their impairment or health condition”, essentially branding many benefit claimants “scroungers”.This allows supporters of BPS – including a string of New Labour and Tory government ministers – to draw a distinction “between ‘real’ incapacity benefit claimants, with long-term and incurable health conditions, and ‘fake’ benefit claimants, with short-term illness”, with the model responsible for a “barely concealed” element of “victim-blaming”, they said.last_img read more

first_img Entrepreneur Staff June 1, 2017 Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business After President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will pull out of the accord on climate change, Musk followed through with what he tweeted yesterday. Add to Queue –shares Image credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Elon Musk Entrepreneur Staffcenter_img Register Now » Elon Musk and Steve Bannon, chief strategist for President Donald Trump, attend a Strategic and Policy Forum meeting. Update June 1, 2017, 4:08 p.m.Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday that he’s quitting his position on President Donald Trump’s advisory councils following Trump’s announcement that he will pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement.Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017Original story, published May 31, 2017, follows.Elon Musk has received a lot of flak for serving on President Donald Trump’s advisory councils, but he may soon forgo his role if the Trump administration pulls out of the Paris climate agreement, as is expected.Musk tweeted on Wednesday, “Don’t know which way Paris will go, but I’ve done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain.”Related: Watch Elon Musk’s Underground Sled Reach 125 mphWhen asked by a Twitter user what he’ll do if Trump pulls the U.S. out of the Paris accord, Musk responded:Will have no choice but to depart councils in that case— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 31, 2017The SpaceX and Tesla CEO currently serves on the White House’s councils on manufacturing jobs, strategy and policy and infrastructure.Up to this point, Musk has argued that his place on the councils has allowed him to advocate for many issues, including climate change. Next Article 2 min read Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Elon Musk: I’m Departing Trump’s Councilslast_img read more

first_img Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Image credit: via PC Mag Most Celebs Don’t Properly Label Their Instagram Ads –shares Next Article Add to Queue Do you follow a bunch of big name celebrities on Instagram? There’s a good chance you’ve been exposed to improperly labeled ads.Mediakix recently evaluated the accounts of the top 50 most followed celebrities on Instagram over a 30-day period and found that the vast majority of ads they posted were in violation of the Federal Trade Commission’s rules. According to the FTC’s guidelines, all sponsored posts on Instagram must include clear and conspicuous disclosure like #ad or #sponsored near the top of captions, so people viewing the post on a smartphone will see that it’s an ad without having to press the “more” button (see below). Social media stars sometimes use hashtags like #sp or #partner to call out Instagram ads; other times, they’ll just say “Thanks [Brand]” somewhere in the caption. Under the FTC’s rules, these disclosures aren’t sufficient.Mediakix didn’t name names but found that 30 of the top 50 Instagrammers posted sponsored content, which isn’t a problem if it’s done right. The problem is, just 7 percent of those posts were in compliance with the FTC’s guidelines. The other 93 percent of posts did not include the appropriate verbiage.”We found that celebrities who post sponsored content may, on average, post 3 FTC compliant posts a year vs. 58 posts that are non-compliant,” the marketing agency wrote. Mediakix went on to say that these violations “may have profound and far-reaching effects on consumers.” The low compliance rate means that “users are regularly coming across posts that could be interpreted as misleading where the material connection between a brand and a celebrity is ambiguous,” they added.The FTC last month sent out more than 90 letters reminding Instagram stars and marketers that they need to “clearly and conspicuously disclose their relationships to brands when promoting or endorsing products through social media.” That marked the first time the agency had reached out to social media influencers directly about their responsibility to be transparent when posting ads on Instagram. Angela Moscaritolo This story originally appeared on PCMagcenter_img Reporter Enroll Now for $5 3 min read Just 7 percent of sponsored posts from the top 50 most followed celebrities on Instagram are in compliance with the FTC’s guidelines, according to a new study. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Instagram June 13, 2017last_img read more

first_img Associate Editor Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » At 9:48 a.m. on Aug. 7, 2018, Elon Musk tweeted two sentences that landed him with an SEC probe, an internal board review and an incalculable amount of online speculation.“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420,” he wrote. “Funding secured.” That price was a 20 percent premium over the share price at the time. Musk planned for current shareholders to have the choice to remain as such — if they preferred a buyout, they’d receive the approximate value he tweeted about.Today, the Tesla CEO is attempting to set the record straight on any speculation with a new company blog post. He sheds more light on his actions over the past week, including more on the “why,” writing that going private could help Tesla better focus on the long term. Entrepreneur reached out to Tesla for comment and will update this story if the company responds. Analysts at several top investment banks declined to comment, likely due to the sensitive nature of the company in recent months.Here’s what you need to know about Musk’s latest announcement.How likely is Tesla to go private?In a letter to Tesla employees, Musk wrote: “If the process ends the way I expect it will, a private Tesla would ultimately be an enormous opportunity for all of us.” The key takeaway from this is that Musk does indeed expect Tesla to go private. But analysts at JPMorgan aren’t quite as sure, assigning a 50 percent probability to the potential move. Before Musk’s announcement, JPMorgan valued the company’s shares at $195 each. The day after his tweet, analysts updated that valuation to $308 per share.Who is the backer behind Musk’s “funding secured” claim?Musk says the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund first approached him in early 2017 about taking Tesla private, a chief reason being they were interested in investing in more than just oil. According to Musk’s blog post, he met with fund representatives “several times” over the course of the next year — including July 31, 2018, after the Saudi fund bought close to 5 percent of Tesla stock. As for the “funding secured” part of Musk’s tweet? “Obviously, the Saudi sovereign fund has more than enough capital needed to execute on such a transaction,” he wrote. But Musk also clarified that he’s also in talks with other investors.How much more debt could cash-strapped Tesla incur for the move?Musk plans to leverage equity in the company rather than debt to fund Tesla’s potential move to private. “I do not think it would be wise to burden Tesla with significantly increased debt,” he wrote, disparaging reports that the move could cost the company more than $70 billion. He currently estimates that about two-thirds of all investor-owned shares would “roll over” into a private Tesla.What’s next?Musk says he’ll continue investor meetings to get a better idea of how many of Tesla’s current public shareholders would remain shareholders if the company goes private. The company’s board is currently setting up a special committee to evaluate any final proposal, followed by regulatory approvals and — one of the last steps — a vote by Tesla shareholders. Image credit: Robyn Beck | Getty Images Add to Queue –shares Hayden Field Next Article center_img Elon Musk Reveals New Plan for Taking Tesla Private 3 min read Elon Musk Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. August 13, 2018 Entrepreneur Staff On Monday, the outspoken CEO revealed the Saudi Arabian sovereign fund as a potential backer.last_img read more

first_img Daniel Cooper Add to Queue Next Article –shares Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Image credit: Endgaget Google’s Larry Page Is Secretly Developing a Flying Car Remember all of those dystopian futures where our skies are filled with grimy flying cars spewing smog across the land? The co-founder of Google is hoping to make that future a reality, at least according to Bloomberg.It’s published a report claiming that Larry Page has been secretly bankrolling Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk, two California startups working on developing a serious flying car. While the former is based on the edges of Google’s Mountain View campus, Page’s involvement has been considered a secret, until now.According to 10 (10!) sources familiar with the matter, Zee.Aero has developed a pair of prototype aircraft which it tests regularly. It has a facility close to a runway in Hollister in southern California, where locals claim to have seen weird craft hovering overhead. The report describes them as plane-like vehicles, with propellers in the rear — one small enough for a single person, the other seemingly more capacious. Last year, website LongTailPipe found a patent detailing the firm’s thinking, with rotor blades lining a plane-style cockpit. As top-secret as the project is, Zee.Aero engineers have been known to show off their skills, breaking the cruising record for unpowered flight at the 2013 Red Bull Flugtag.Kitty Hawk, meanwhile, was apparently spun out by Page as a competing project, led by Sebastian Thrun, founder of Google’s X Lab. Thrun is also famous for being one of the minds behind the search engine’s self-driving car project way back when. Page apparently believes that two companies, competing directly with each other, will help get the job done faster. The smaller firm is working on something closer to a quadcopter drone, reminding us of EHang’s 184 passenger drone.Unfortunately, Bloomberg believes that merely reporting on Page’s involvement with both firms might kill his dreams dead. It claims that the Google co-founder said that, if his connection was made public, he’d withdraw in an instant. Although maybe he’s better off directing his energies toward a mode of transportation that’ll help solve the problems more people face today, like mass transit.center_img Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. This story originally appeared on Engadget June 9, 2016 2 min read Larry Page Register Now »last_img read more

first_img Add to Queue –shares Next Article Delta Air Lines to Cancel Nearly 300 Flights on Tuesday Delta Airlines 2 min read 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List August 9, 2016 This story originally appeared on Reuters The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Reuters Delta Air Lines Inc. said it was canceling some 300 flights on Tuesday morning, higher than an earlier estimate of 250, as the carrier worked to restore operations after a power outage hit its computer systems on Monday.The company, which has not yet given details about the financial impact of the outage, said it expected additional delays and cancellations.The airline canceled around 1,000 flights on Monday, stranding passengers at airports around the globe.”We were able to bring our systems back on line and resume flights within a few hours yesterday but we are still operating in recovery mode,” Delta, the No. 2 U.S. airline by passenger traffic, said on Tuesday.Customers traveling on Tuesday should check the status of their flight at or the Fly Delta App, the company said.Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian apologized to customers on a video posted on the company’s website and said the company was working round the clock to restore its systems.The problems arose after a switchgear — which helps control and switch power flows like a circuit breaker in a home — malfunctioned for reasons that were not immediately clear, according to Georgia Power, a unit of Southern Co., which provides electricity to most counties in Georgia.Atlanta-based Delta said it would offer compensation to customers affected by significant delays or cancellations. The company said it would provide $200 in travel vouchers to all customers who experienced a delay of greater than three hours or a canceled flight.Delta shares were little changed at $37.75 in premarket trading on Tuesday.Rivals Southwest Airlines Co. and American Airlines Group Inc. have also suffered flight disruptions earlier due to data system malfunctions.(Reporting by Rachit Vats and Sayantani Ghosh in Bengaluru; Editing by Kirti Pandey) Apply Now »last_img read more

first_imgLiveRamp to Acquire Data Plus Math to Enable Next-Generation TV Currency Business WireJune 25, 2019, 3:00 pmJune 25, 2019 Big Win for the Entire Ecosystem, Providing All Participants With a Better Way to Buy, Sell and Measure Data-Driven TV Extends Lead in Omnichannel Identity and Data ConnectivityLiveRamp, the trusted platform that makes data accessible and meaningful, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Data Plus Math, providing the ecosystem with a more effective way to buy, sell and measure data-driven television.“The combination of LiveRamp and Data Plus Math is a great thing for the industry and represents an important step toward building an open and flexible model for the next generation of TV advertising.”Data Plus Math is a media measurement company that works with brands, agencies, cable operators, streaming TV services, and networks to tie cross-screen ad exposure with real-world outcomes. The combination of LiveRamp and Data Plus Math brings together the world’s largest people-based identity graph with unparalleled cross-screen data and key sell-side relationships, resulting in a big win for the entire ecosystem.TV advertising is the most powerful way for marketers to reach a wide audience, but it has lacked the ability to deliver people-based addressability and measurement across channels. By combining the reach and scale of TV with the outcome-driven capabilities marketers require, brands and agencies can now better coordinate the customer journey, deliver more relevant messaging, and tie TV campaigns to measurable return on investment (ROI). This move strengthens LiveRamp’s network and expands its ability to power experiences across the entire customer journey, all in a privacy-conscious way.Marketing Technology News: Top of Mind Networks Adds BombBomb Integration to Surefire CRM“While TV continues to be the most engaging screen in the household, the landscape is shifting,” said Scott Howe, CEO of LiveRamp. “Data and technology have transformed the relationship a brand can have with its consumer on TV, creating tremendous opportunities to improve how TV inventory is bought, sold and measured. We are excited for Data Plus Math to join the LiveRamp family and look forward to working closely with its deeply experienced team of industry experts. Together, we will accelerate LiveRamp’s TV efforts and offerings and unlock the amazing power of data-driven TV for the entire ecosystem.”Brands and Agencies can implement outcome-driven TV buying and measurement to deliver more relevant messages to consumers and generate higher ROI.“LiveRamp’s identity resolution technology is an integral part of our ability to truly understand our guests and how they’re shopping at Target. As we continue investing in our reimagined media company, Roundel, this addressability plays a key role in our ability to create smart, personalized campaigns that connect our guests to the brands and offers that are most important to them,” said Kristi Argyilan, President, Roundel, Target. “LiveRamp is an important partner that shares our vision for addressable, measurable guest interactions, and the addition of Data Plus Math’s powerful, real-world insights is an exciting next step in our work together to create exceptional guest experiences on any channel or platform.”“This is an exciting acquisition for LiveRamp,” said Tim Castree, CEO, North America for GroupM. “Our clients are seeking more precise solutions for people-based, cross-platform activation and measurement. The combination of LiveRamp’s identity management capabilities and Data Plus Math’s TV attribution expertise will certainly help us accelerate that.”“For three decades, Horizon’s business has been built on an integrated business service model,” said Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO & Founder of Horizon Media. “Data Plus Math is a partner of ours because we trust them as business solution experts. They have been able to integrate TV and digital ad exposure with data analytics, insights, and analysis. Now we’ll look to LiveRamp to elevate what we’ve done with Data Plus Math, incorporating people-based identity into video buys, all within a Safe Haven environment to protect and uphold consumer privacy.”Networks can better measure reach across multiple consumer screens and deliver outcome-based decisioning to brands and agencies – ultimately improving yields.“A+E Networks was the first to offer outcome-based guarantees, working to successfully shift the media industry mindset in partnership with Data Plus Math,” said Peter Olsen, EVP, Ad Sales, A+E Networks. “Data Plus Math has been instrumental in our efforts to provide marketers with measurement tools that accurately reflect TV’s unmatched power to drive business outcomes. This deal will continue to help elevate the groundbreaking, foundational work that Data Plus Math and LiveRamp have already done – as neutral constituents – to bolster cross-screen measurement and outcome attribution for advertisers, agencies and media companies.”“A requirement for growing the market for audience-based buying is campaign measurement that goes beyond reach. We are encouraged by the work Data Plus Math has been doing to go beyond reach and map exposure to business outcomes,” said David Levy, CEO of OpenAP. “Further cementing a relationship with LiveRamp is an important step that creates more opportunities for marketers to better measure and action outcome data across the consumer journey.”Distributors can more easily tie exposure data to business outcomes to prove ROI for their premium addressable inventory.“Our mission at NCC is to empower brands to connect with their audiences wherever and whenever they watch content, which is why we are so excited by this news,” said Nicolle Pangis, CEO of NCC Media. “The combination of LiveRamp and Data Plus Math is a great thing for the industry and represents an important step toward building an open and flexible model for the next generation of TV advertising.”All ecosystem participants will benefit from an independent source of cross-screen, people-based TV measurement and LiveRamp’s Data Safe Haven®.This acquisition deepens LiveRamp’s commitment to neutrality – a key component to driving adoption of these next-generation measurement capabilities. In addition, it furthers LiveRamp’s ongoing commitment to providing an open and scaled omnichannel identity solution, which includes efforts such as embedding IdentityLink into the bidstream; launching the Open Internet Measurement Initiative; providing LiveRamp’s identity graph to demand-side platforms free of charge via IdentityLink for Real-time Bidding; and expanding that to include cookieless inventory with its Authenticated Traffic Solution.“On the heels of our strategic partnership announced last year, we’re incredibly excited to now be joining LiveRamp,” said John Hoctor, CEO of Data Plus Math. “TV remains the most effective way for brands to quickly reach their audience, build their brand and drive product sales. Unfortunately as consumer’s viewing habits have evolved, TV measurement has struggled to keep up. With LiveRamp, we’re changing that.”Marketing Technology News: Yext Study: 58% Of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Marketers Say Their Marketing Management Strategy Needs Major ImprovementsFinancial Impact and ClosingThe addition of Data Plus Math extends LiveRamp’s lead in omnichannel identity and accelerates its TV efforts, driving continued strong growth and value for LiveRamp shareholders.The deal is expected to close in LiveRamp’s fiscal second quarter.In fiscal 2020, Data Plus Math is expected to contribute approximately $5 million in revenue and increase non-GAAP operating loss by approximately $8 million. In addition, LiveRamp expects the transaction to increase GAAP operating loss by approximately $27 million due to higher non-cash compensation and estimated purchased intangible asset amortization.Fiscal 2020 Guidance UpdateLiveRamp’s non-GAAP guidance excludes the impact of non-cash stock compensation, purchased intangible asset amortization, and restructuring charges.For fiscal 2020, LiveRamp now expects to report:Revenue of $363 million to $377 million, an increase of between 27% and 32% year-over-year.GAAP operating loss from continuing operations of between $192.5 million and $172.5 million. This guidance is subject to final purchase accounting adjustments.Non-GAAP operating loss of between $78 million to $58 million.LiveRamp continues to expect to be profitable on a non-GAAP operating income basis for the full year of fiscal 2021.A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP guidance is provided in the appendix to this press release.Marketing Technology News: PMG Launches Marketing Intelligence Platform — Meet Alli A+E NetworksData Plus MathLiveRampMarketing Technology NewsNewsScott Howestreaming TV services Previous ArticleTellius Partners with Google Cloud to Provide Enterprises with Multi-Cloud Augmented AnalyticsNext ArticleAT&T Invests Nearly $800 Million Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Kentuckylast_img read more

first_img Source: Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Dec 6 2018Older adults who added hazelnuts to their diet for a few months significantly improved their levels of two key micronutrients, new research at Oregon State University indicates.In the study, 32 people age 55 and older ate about 57 grams of hazelnuts – 2 ounces or about one-third cup – daily for 16 weeks.Results showed increased blood concentrations of magnesium and elevated urinary levels of a breakdown product of alpha tocopherol, commonly known as vitamin E.The findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition, are important because many Americans do not eat adequate amounts of either micronutrient. Older adults are at particular risk – lower concentrations of the micronutrients are associated with increased risk of age-related health problems including Alzheimer’s disease.”This is one of the first times a study of this type has focused only on older adults,” said co-author Alex Michels, a researcher at OSU’s Linus Pauling Institute. “We wanted to fill in a piece of the puzzle – can hazelnuts improve the nutritional status of older adults specifically?”Michels also noted few hazelnut studies have involved Oregon hazelnuts, which account for 99 percent of U.S. production of a nut also known as the filbert.”Not that we think Oregon hazelnuts are much different than other sources,” he said, “but now the booming crop that we have in this state finally has science behind it. Perhaps other benefits of Oregon hazelnuts are awaiting future study.”Maret Traber, the study’s corresponding author, notes that she and her collaborators used a novel biomarker – an alpha tocopherol metabolite – to determine hazelnuts had improved the research subjects’ vitamin E levels.Related StoriesLipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseaseStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskAMSBIO offers new, best-in-class CAR-T cell range for research and immunotherapy”It’s hard to determine changes in α-tocopherol levels in the blood of older adults because they tend toward elevated cholesterol levels which leads to more α-tocopherol being retained in the blood,” said Traber, a professor in the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences and the Ava Helen Pauling Professor at the Linus Pauling Institute. “So what we did instead was look at the urine to see how much of a vitamin E catabolite was in it. The catabolite should only increase if the body is getting enough vitamin E.”The catabolite is alpha carboxyethyl hydroxychromanol, abbreviated to α-CEHC.”It’s basically a vitamin E molecule where the tail has been chewed up into nothing, part of the natural breakdown process of vitamin E as the body uses it,” Michels said. “We saw urinary α-CEHC levels go up in almost every participant.”In addition, blood analysis showed decreases in glucose and low-density lipoproteins, also known as “bad” cholesterol, in addition to increases in magnesium.”All of which says that hazelnuts are good for you,” Traber said. “The findings demonstrate the power of adding hazelnuts to your diet, of just changing one thing. Vitamin E and magnesium are two of the most underconsumed micronutrients in the U.S. population, and there’s much more to hazelnuts than what we analyzed here. They’re also a great source of healthy fats, copper and B6. People don’t like taking multivitamins, but hazelnuts represent a multivitamin in a natural form.”last_img read more

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 8 2019The field of genetic sequencing has undergone a dramatic revolution over the past 20 years. In 2001 the first copy of the three billion base pairs that assemble the human genome was published. Since then, the price of genetic sequencing has dramatically declined, and sequencing of DNA fragments has become routine in biology and medical laboratories. Many studies focus on identification of genetic patterns and genes related to normal functions and disease. However, certain genomic regions are still poorly characterized.In a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers, led by Prof. Gur Yaari, of the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University, reveals a novel computational tool it has developed to study variations in genes that determine the immune system’s dynamics and used to analyze genetic variation among 100 individuals.Current knowledge of the regions which determine the immune system’s function is very limited. The reason for this is the repetitive structure of those regions, which hinders mapping of short DNA reads to their exact location within these regions. “Despite limited knowledge about those regions, they are critically important for a deeper understanding of the immune system, as well as for prediction of diseases and development of novel tools for personalized medicine in cancer, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, allergies and infectious diseases,” says Prof. Yaari.Our immune system can adapt itself to countless threats (pathogens), even ones that continuously evolve. “Among other mechanisms, this is done through a huge repertoire of receptors expressed by B and T white blood cells,” explains Moriah Gidoni, a doctoral student who participated in the study. “The human body contains tens of billions of B cells, each of which expresses a different antibody receptor that can bind a different pathogen. How can such a huge diversity of antibodies be achieved, when the genomic regions encoding for antibodies are relatively short? Diversity is achieved by each B cell expressing only a small number of DNA fragments that are randomly chosen from the entire region, which together encode for a complete antibody.”Related StoriesResearchers completely eliminate all traces of HIV from infected miceScientists discover rare autoimmune disease triggered by testicular cancerMathematical model helps identify determinants of persistent MRSA bacteremiaSimilar to other human characteristics, the genomic region encoding the immune receptors changes between people, and each person has two such regions that are inherited from the mother and the father. The fragments encoding each antibody are selected in each B cell from only one chromosome, and therefore it is highly valuable to map the fragments that are found on each chromosome, which are the pool from which that person is able to encode antibodies. For example, a person who is missing certain fragments is unable to produce certain antibodies, which can hinder his ability to fight a certain pathogen, making him more susceptible to the disease caused by the pathogen.According to the researchers an indirect way to learn about the genetic variations in these regions is to read genetic sequences of mature B cells after they have already chosen which fragments they express, and from these data to infer the genetic variety within each person.The analysis showed a much richer than expected pattern of deletions and duplications of many genomic regions. Prof. Yaari, who led the study, says: “Despite the critical importance of these genomic regions for our understanding of the immune system and a wide variety of diseases, our knowledge so far has been limited to what was under the standard sequencing lamppost. Computational tools like the one recently developed by our group enable a completely different point of view on this very important genomic region that contains a large wealth of valuable biological and medical information.” Source: read more

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 25 2019A 10 per cent tax on sugary drinks has cut the purchase and consumption of sugary drinks by an average of 10 per cent in places it has been introduced, a just published major review has found.Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand, combined evidence from settings where a sugary drinks’ tax had been applied and evaluated it into a meta-analysis. Studies included four cities in the US: Cleveland, Ohio; Portland, Maine; Berkeley, California; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A regional tax was studied in Catalonia, Spain, and the effects of country-wide taxes were studied in Chile, France and Mexico.The research is published in the international scientific journal, Obesity Reviews.Lead author Dr Andrea Teng says the research takes a new approach in combining multiple studies examining the real-world impact of sugary drink taxes on sales, purchases and dietary intake before and after taxes were imposed, or between taxed and untaxed settings.”This new review presents compelling evidence that sugary drink taxes result in decreased sales, purchasing or dietary intake of taxed beverages. For a 10 per cent tax, sugary drink volumes declined by an average of 10 per cent.”It shows taxes on sugary drinks are an effective tool to reduce consumption, and we know from other research that the high consumption of sugary drinks increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and dental caries.”Dr Teng says there is also evidence that sugary drink consumption may contribute to heart disease, cancer and premature death.Some of the studies looked at the alternative drinks people consumed instead of sugary drinks after the tax was applied. With a 10 per cent tax on sugary drinks, there was a 1.9 per cent increase on average in such alternative drinks, and for water specifically there was a 2.9 per cent increase. This healthier substitution pattern is not conclusive, but in three out of the four settings where substitution occurred, the increase in consumption of the other non-sugary drinks was statistically significant.Related StoriesNew anti-obesity drug trial set to launch at Alberta Diabetes InstituteTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTMetabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver diseaseA co-author of the review, Dr Amanda Jones, says all the individual studies in the review found a reduction in sugary drink consumption, but the impact in some settings was greater than others. Applying tax by thresholds of sugar content, rather than as a percentage of price, appeared to be important for determining a more favorable impact.Other reasons for differences between settings may be the combination with other obesity prevention policies, the public’s awareness of the tax, industry responses, consumer preferences, border permeability, availability of alternative beverages, and sensitivity to price. For example, Chile also decreased tax on low-sugar beverages at the same time as increasing the tax on high-sugar beverages; Mexico introduced a sugary drinks’ tax combined with a junk food tax; and France also taxed soft drinks with artificial sweeteners. Some of the differences found in these studies may also be due to non-price mechanisms. For example, a tax may signal to the public the seriousness of the health concern associated with consuming a product.A tax can also prompt manufacturers to reformulate sugar levels downward, as seen in the UK, even before their tax was introduced in April 2018.”Dr Amanda Jones Some studies looked at the impact of sugary drink taxes by socio-economic factors, but more research is needed in this area, the authors say. In Mexico, for instance, there were greater consumption declines in lower income households, while the opposite was true in Chile.The World Health Organization recommends governments impose a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks, saying the evidence for reduced consumption and meaningful health effects is strongest for this food category. Source:University of OtagoJournal reference:Teng, A.M. et al. (2019) Impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on purchases and dietary intake: systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. read more

first_imgMarch 28, 2019 Published on Life without laughter is unimaginable, insufferable. Poll campaign in Andhra Pradesh for the Assembly and General elections to be held on April 11 has been very acrimonious so far, with the major political parties — the Telugu Desam Party, YSR Congress and Janasena — hurling charges against each other. But in this grim political drama a tinge of comic element has been brought in by a Christian evangelist — KA Paul, who claims among his followers President’s of countries, celebrities and the rich and famous. The evangelist is in the poll fray with his Praja Santi Party (PSP) and he is contesting from all 175 Assembly and 25 LS seats. He set up the party in 2009 and has been contesting elections since then, but he has drawn much attention this time round for various reasons.For starters, PSP has been allotted the helicopter symbol, and controversy is raging over it, as the rotating blades of the helicopter are, according to the YSR Congress, distressingly similar to the rotating blades of a fan, which is its symbol. The party fears, not without reason, that many voters may mistake the symbol of one party with the other. To make matters worse, Paul has put up candidates in 35 Assembly seats and five LS seats whose names are conspicuously, similar to those of YSR Congress candidates. For instance, from Parchuru Assembly constituency in Prakasam district, Daggubati Venkateswara Rao, the son-in-law of the late NTR, is contesting on a YSR Congress ticket. PSP has put up Venkateswarlu. Though the names do not exactly match, they are pretty close. YSR Congress has complained to the Election Commission to change PSP’s symbol.YSR Congress believes that Paul is a front man of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, like Pawan Kalyan of Janasena, and he is in the poll fray only to divide the opposition vote.Paul on his part is unfazed and he is absolutely convinced that the gods and odds are in his favour. “I shall convert Andhra into a America,” he proclaims.He filed nominations from two constituencies — from Bhimavaram Assembly constituency and Narsapur LS seat in West Godavari district. The first was accepted and the second rejected, as he could not file nomination in time. He is convinced he can defeat Pawan Kalyan, the Janasena president, in Bhimavaram. Lok Sabha elections SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS SHARE COMMENTlast_img read more

first_img World 10 Jul 2019 In hotbed of Sudan’s uprising, activists torn over transition deal Related News World 11 Jul 2019 Beaten and abused, Sudan’s women bear scars of fight for freedom PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) – An Italian court ruled on Friday that an Eritrean man extradited from Sudan in 2016 was the victim of mistaken identity and dismissed allegations that he was a ruthless, human-trafficking kingpin.However, the judges said Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe was nonetheless guilty of abetting people smuggling and handed him a five-year prison term and a fine of 100,000 euros (£89,628). Because he has already spent three years behind bars, the court said he could go free. But rather than release him, police took Berhe to a facility in the centre of Sicily where migrants are placed ahead of their eventual expulsion.His lawyer Michele Calantropo said Berhe had a right under Italian law to appeal his conviction, adding that he thought it would be illegal to expel him at this point in time. “He cried like a child when he was told that the judges had recognised it was mistaken identity and ordered his immediate release,” Calantropo had said earlier outside the courtroom, expecting his client to be immediately be let out of prison.”Today we have applied for asylum for him,” he said. Friday’s verdict represented a setback to both Italian and British investigators who worked together to secure the arrest of the man who was identified in court as Medhanie Yehdego Mered – a notorious Eritrean smuggler nicknamed “the General”.The defendant, arrested by police in a coffee shop in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, maintained that he was called Berhe and was an impoverished refugee with no criminal background. “The court has accepted our position. He is not the General,” Calantropo said. DNA TESTSSome of Mered’s alleged victims had testified that they did not recognise the arrested man, while relatives of the alleged smuggling mastermind said it was a case of mistaken identity. DNA tests also suggested it was the wrong person.However, Italian prosecutors Calogero Ferrara and Claudio Camilleri insisted during proceedings, which were spaced out over three years, that the right man had been caught, thanks partly to the help of Britain’s National Crime Agency.They had demanded a 14-year prison sentence.”The court has recognised that this man was a human trafficker,” chief prosecutor Francesco Lo Voi told reporters, adding that his office would read the court’s full report on the case before deciding whether to appeal the reduced verdict.The court found five other men – three Eritreans and nationals from Ivory Coast and Ghana – guilty of various human smuggling offences, handing them terms of up to five years, three months in prison plus fines of up to 60,000 euros.At the time of Berhe’s arrest some 360,000 migrants had crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Italy in just two years, with many hundreds drowning while trying to reach Europe. The number of migrant crossings has since risen above 600,000, but the flows have slowed dramatically over the past two years as successive governments in Rome have cracked down on people smuggling.Italy and Britain worked together for more than an year trying to track the General, using telephone intercepts to follow his movements before deciding to request his arrest by Sudanese authorities in June 2016.During his trial, Berhe acknowledged phoning contacts in Libya, but said he was merely looking to talk to relatives hoping to escape to Europe, like many Eritrean nationals. (Reporting by Wladimiro Pantaleone; Writing by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Philip Pullella and Frances Kerry) Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

first_imgJOHOR BARU: Football fans can expect football superstars to feature in another all-star match soon, which could even feature former youth and sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin.In a Facebook post on Friday (July 12), Johor Crown Prince Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim said the match would be organised to commemorate the opening the new Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) stadium.He also said that he could not wait to play together with Khairy at the during official opening of the new stadium.”You have contributed tremendously in sports and serving the country,” he said. AdChoices广告Tunku Ismail also posted a picture of him with his arm around Khairy, who was holding up six fingers to signify the number of consecutive Malaysian Super League titles the Southern Tigers had won.JDT last held a charity all-stars match at the Larkin Stadium on June 30, which featured football legends such as Rivaldo, Bebeto, Florence Malouda, Robert Pires, Louis Saha, David Trezeguet and Marco Materazzi, among others.The match successfully raised RM680,000 for various charities, including the Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Foundation.JDT will be moving to the new 40,000-seater Sultan Ibrahim Larkin Stadium in Iskandar Puteri early next year.It will replace JDT’s current 30,000-seater Tan Sri Datuk Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium, which is popularly known as the Larkin Stadium. Related News Football 08 Jul 2019 Coach Zainal elated as Melaka climb up to fourth Football 10 Jul 2019 Flu floors JDT players, game postponed Football 2d ago Fighters fight on for survival after KL knockout {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related Newslast_img read more

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that there must have been channels in the glacier that were frozen in May but were then opened by warm lake water and monsoonal rain “This may have allowed the drainage to occur and caused more melt underneath the debris” Immerzeel says After feeding the field measurements into a computer model the researchers found that a third of the total ice melt in the Langtang catchment originates from the parts of the glaciers that are covered by debris which constitute only 27% of the glaciated area The result “highlights the importance of debris-covered glaciers for streamflow” which has hitherto been underappreciated Pellicciotti says As the climate continues to warm assessing the health of debris-covered glaciers across the Himalayas is more pressing than ever researchers say The retreat—or worse the total disappearance—of Himalayan glaciers would deprive about a billion people of their precious solid water reservoirs Glacier melt is a key source of agricultural water especially in spring before the arrival of the annual monsoon Already several debris-covered glacier tongues in Langtang have been disconnected from their source regions “They are kept alive solely by the redistribution of snow through avalanches” Immerzeel says His team plans to investigate how conduits in the glaciers develop and evolve throughout the year and how they interact with ice cliffs and supraglacial lakes by using radars that can penetrate through the debris Meanwhile Nainwal’s team has drilled through debris more than 1 meter thick and planted about 60 bamboo stakes into the ice of the Satopanth Glacier in the western Himalayas so it can monitor the changes in ice volumes in the coming decades At 4000 to 5300 meters above sea level “it’s a major engineering work” Nainwal says Such field investigations are essential for reducing the uncertainties of satellite analyses and for understanding the physical processes that drive the melting Bolch says “This will allow us to better predict the glacier status and water availability in the future” By Cindy Silviana and Bernadette Christina Munthe JAKARTA (Reuters) – An Indonesian airliner crashed into the sea on Monday with the likely loss of all 189 people on board as it tried to return to Jakarta minutes after take-off Lion Air flight JT610 an almost new Boeing 737 MAX 8 was en route from the capital to Pangkal Pinang centre of the Bangka-Belitung tin mining region Rescue officials said they had recovered human remains from the crash site about 15 km (nine miles) off the coast Indonesia is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets but its safety record is patchy If all aboard have died the crash will be its second-worst air disaster since 1997 industry experts said The pilot had asked to return to base (RTB) shortly after take-off It lost contact with ground staff after 13 minutes "An RTB was requested and had been approved but we’re still trying to figure out the reason" Soerjanto Tjahjono head of Indonesia’s transport safety committee told reporters referring to the pilot’s request "We hope the black box is not far from the main wreckage so it can be found soon" he said referring to the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder Search and rescue agency head Muhmmad Syaugi told a news conference that no distress signal had been received from the aircraft’s emergency transmitter Yusuf Latief spokesman of national search and rescue agency said there were likely no survivors At least 23 government officials four employees of state tin miner PT Timah and three employees of a Timah subsidiary were on the plane A Lion Air official said one Italian passenger and an Indian pilot were on board Speaking at a hospital a tearful Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati paid tribute to the 21 officials from her ministry on the doomed flight who she said "died doing their duty" Edward Sirait chief executive of Lion Air Group told reporters the aircraft had had a technical problem on a flight from the resort island of Bali to Jakarta but it had been "resolved according to procedure" Sirait declined to specify the nature of the issue but said none of its other aircraft of that model had the same problem Lion had operated 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and it had no plan to ground the rest of them he said The accident is the first to be reported involving the widely sold Boeing 737 MAX an updated more fuel-efficient version of the manufacturer’s workhorse single-aisle jet Privately owned Lion Air said the aircraft had been in operation since August was airworthy with its pilot and co-pilot together having accumulated 11000 hours of flying time PERSONAL BELONGINGS On tarpaulins at Jakarta’s port officers laid out items retrieved from the sea ranging from oxygen bottles to personal belongings such as wallets a mobile phone cash and backpacks Authorities told Metro TV that 24 bags containing body parts had been taken to a hospital for identification with more expected overnight A witness in the Karawang district nearest to the crash site said he heard an explosion from the beach "I thought it was thunder but it was different from thunder – ‘boom’ it was loud" said Dadang Hambali The plane went down in waters about 30 metres to 35 metres (98 to 115 ft) deep Bambang Suryo operational director of the search and rescue agency said divers had stopped the search for the night but sonar vessels would continue hunting for the fuselage where many of the victims were believed to be trapped An underwater drone is also trying to find the wreckage he said The flight took off in clear weather at around 620 am and was due to have landed in Pangkal Pinang at 720 am Distraught relatives of those on board arrived at the airport in Jakarta and Pangkal Pinang "Be patient pray the best for papa" one woman arriving at Jakarta airport told a sobbing girl The woman declined to speak to reporters Boeing said it was deeply saddened by the loss and was ready to provide technical assistance for the investigation Under international rules the US National Transportation Safety Board will automatically assist with the inquiry backed up by technical advisers from Boeing and US-French engine maker CFM International co-owned by General Electric and Safran Data from FlightRadar24 shows the first sign of something amiss came around two minutes into the flight when the plane had reached 2000 feet (610 m) It descended more than 500 feet (152 m) and veered to the left before climbing again to 5000 feet (1524 m) where it stayed during most of the rest of the flight It began gaining speed in the final moments and reached 345 knots (397 mph) before data was lost when it was at 3650 feet (1113 m) The plane was leased from CMIG Aviation Capital an arm of China Minsheng Investment Group according to the Flightglobal Ascend database Indonesia’s worst air disaster was in 1997 when a Garuda Indonesia A300 crashed in the city of Medan killing 234 people Founded in 1999 Lion Air’s only fatal accident 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