Heathrow again calls for testing regime as passenger numbers collapse | News

first_img– Advertisement – OlderNew research further undermines UK quarantine scheme NewerSteenbergen appointed chief financial officer at Lufthansa Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye, said: “Aviation is the lifeblood of the UK’s economy, critical for exports of goods and services and imports of vaccines, as well as inbound tourism, students and foreign direct investment. “Lack of government action is weakening our sector, making it harder for us to support the eventual economic recovery and help deliver the prime minister’s vision of a global Britain.”Heathrow argued the lack of a testing regime has left British airports unable to compete with EU rivals.- Advertisement – Passenger figures at Heathrow were down 82 per cent in October when compared to last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on global aviation. The airport also warned data for November was likely to be even worse, as England enters a four-week lockdown. – Advertisement – Long-haul and critical markets for trade suffered the worst declines, Heathrow said.This was due to the “debilitating quarantine requirements” put in place by the UK government. Overall cargo volumes were down 23 per cent compared to last year. – Advertisement – At the same time, the refusal to offer English and Welsh airports business rates relief runs the risk of worsening an already challenging situation and the plans to end VAT-free shopping threatens to kick our industry when its down, a statement added.The figures come as new research suggests the quarantine regime may be less effective than previously thought.last_img read more


first_imgA 36-year-old man has appeared in court facing 91 charges relating to social welfare fraud including offences in Letterkenny social welfare offices.Martin McDonagh of 4 Railway Court, Newtownbutler in Co Fermanagh appeared before Harristown District Court this morning. The offences – which amounted to tens of thousands of euro – were committed in post offices across the country including Cavan, Letterkenny, Kells, Ballinamore and Carrickmacross.

Mr McDonagh was remanded in custody to appear at Harristown again on Friday October 14.MAN APPEARS IN COURT ON LITANY OF SOCIAL WELFARE FRAUD CHARGES was last modified: October 7th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Young Chelsea XI beaten by Arsenal

first_imgChelsea’s reserves were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at Cobham on Monday afternoon.Chucks Aneke scored first for the Gunners, who doubled their lead when Hector Bellerin’s effort was adjudged to have crossed the line.Lucas Piazon had a decent chance for Chelsea but headed over. He later forced an excellent save from keeper Damian Martinez.Arsenal would have added a third but for Nathaniel Chalobah’s late goal-line clearance.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

HSU football coach Rob Smith resigns

first_imgRob Smith announced his resignation as head coach of the Humboldt State University football team during a midday press conference at Baywood Golf & Country Club on Tuesday. The resignation comes a month after Smith, along with HSU President Lisa Rossbacher and Interim Athletic Director Duncan Robins, announced that the football team would live to see a 2018 season.The resignation, according to Robins, will not take effect until Friday. Robins said as of now Cory White is the acting head coach. …last_img read more

Things to know: Sharks coach discusses Braun, Vlasic’s statuses for Vegas game

first_imgLAS VEGAS — Justin Braun and Marc-Edouard Vlasic will both miss the Sharks bout for second place in the Pacific Division Thursday night.The clash with the Vegas Golden Knights (27-15-4), who lead the Sharks (25-13-7) by a single point in the Pacific Division, will be the fourth straight game that the team will play without its top-shutdown pairing. Both players are considered day-to-day. Braun is out with a right-knee injury while Vlasic is hampered by what appears to be a wrist injury.Despite …last_img read more

What I Talked About at Dreamforce 2014

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now If you missed my speech at Dreamforce, here is what I said:I told the audience at Dreamforce that they have to create a higher level of value if they want their dream clients to find them compelling. I told them creating a higher level of value is a differentiator. I showed them how to create Level 4 Value. Then I showed them a list of behaviors that make you transactional (every phone was lifted up to capture that single slide for future reference).I explained how most salespeople (and as many sales organizations) don’t really understand their business strategy. Since they don’t know, they compete on price–even when that’s not their competitive advantage.I shared with the salespeople, sales managers, and sales leaders that they have a moral imperative to create more value, as well as the equally important charge of capturing some of the value that they create as profit. That profit is what allows you to deliver the outcomes that you sell, and it allows you to innovate and create new, higher levels of value.I shared the idea that many salespeople and sales organizations are allowing their dream clients to underinvest, never disabusing them of the big lie that they can produce the outcomes of better and faster while also being cheaper.One person asked the question as to what they should do if their dream client doesn’t have the money. I told him that they do have the money. They have the money for everything that they believe is critically important, things that are tied to their strategic outcomes. But if I am wrong, he should help them with whatever budget they have and then build the future projects with them, delivering the outcomes they need over time.Salesforce is doing a lot to build a great sales conference. I was honored to be a part of it, and thrilled to once again share the stage with my good friend, Mark Hunter.last_img read more

Success Is Found in Older, Deeper Truths

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Human beings are novelty seeking creatures. We are infinitely creative, and equally resourceful. We are always seeking ways to improve things. Right now, technology is delivering these improvements at a blisteringly fast pace. What’s new may offer improvements in some areas, but success is often found in older, deeper truths.Last week I was forwarded an email from a salesperson. She wrote, “You would appreciate this guy’s persistence.” The only problem with her email was that there was no “guy.” Instead, the string of emails was an automated campaign pretending to be communication.There is nothing wrong with automating some communication, but there is something missing when that communication needs to create a human connection, to create a preference, and to allow the salesperson to gain an appointment. Imagine if your spouse called the florist and ordered flowers to be delivered to you every year on the same date. There would be a certain efficiency, but a massive lacking of effectiveness.In human relationships, trust is the currency. Efficiency, in many cases, is the elimination of caring and the exclusion of intimacy when it comes to relationships.The technologies we use allows us to communicate over great distances. Being able to use hardware and software for meetings has made meetings easier—and in many ways—more effective. Distance is no longer a barrier. The ability to see one another has improved communication.But your digital presence, while being much greater than an email or phone call, is no match for your physical presence. Presence, showing up, actually being in the room with people is still far more powerful, still more effective, still creates a greater connection and intimacy, and still creates a preference.Stay aware of the new technologies and use them where and when they make sense. But don’t lose sight of the fact that over the long term, the advantage you gain is far greater when you focus on older, deeper truths. Things like integrity, character, trust, intimacy, resourcefulness, determination, and accountability will do far more to improve your overall results where human beings are concerned.last_img read more