Comment / Latest freighter fire prompts new questions on lithium battery safety

first_imgSocial media Lithium ion and lithium metal batteries are prohibited on passenger aircraft, and there are strict rules on their carriage on freighters. But there have been problems with undeclared counterfeit batteries, poor packaging and mis-declared batteries.IATA has argued in the past that it is these types which cause problems, and which will get onto aircraft despite measures against them, while legitimate manufacturers will lose out.The increasing prevalence of lithium batteries in modern goods makes the regulations harder to enforce. Dangerous goods specialist Peter East & Associates warned in The Loadstar last week that new rules allowing powered scooters to be used in many countries could lead to a spate of dangerous shipments. Scooters need to be shipped in line with lithium battery regulations – but many new shippers may not know the rules.The fire on Ethiopian’s aircraft was put out without harm to life, but investigators – and the carrier – will want to find out the exact cause.Ethiopian Airlines said: “Ethiopian Airlines B777 freighter aircraft, with registration number ET-ARH, caught fire while loading cargo at Pudong Shanghai Airport today. The aircraft was on a regular scheduled cargo service from Shanghai to Sao Paulo-Santiago via Addis Ababa. All ground staff and flying crew are safe.“Ethiopian has collaborated with all concerned authorities and contained the fire. The cause of the incident is under investigation by the appropriate authorities.”While Ethiopian has a good safety record, one of its 787s caught fire at Heathrow in 2013, said to have been caused by two bare wires touching location equipment. That fire spread through the cabin and burned through the fuselage. By Alex Lennane 22/07/2020center_img A fire onboard an Ethiopian Airlines 777 freighter at Shanghai Pudong this morning has again triggered questions on the safety of lithium batteries and cargo mis-declaration.As yet, there is no information on how the blaze began, but 100% cargo screening in Shanghai could make it easier to determine the cause.One source with boots on the ground at the airport told The Loadstar there were three pallets of lithium batteries listed on the manifest, for loading in China for export.“This calls into question IATA’s support for allowing these batteries on passenger aircraft,” said one aviation expert.last_img read more

Tampa Bay Lightning hosting Florida Panthers for Game 4 in Stanley Cup Playoffs

first_imgAdvertisement TAMPA, Fla. / AP — The Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting the Florida Panthers for Game 4 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday.The Bolts lead the series 2-1 and the weekend match-up will be their 12th time the teams face each other this season. The Panthers won Game 3 in overtime.Tampa Bay ranks 10th overall in the NHL and the Panthers are 7th. This season, Brayden Point has amassed 48 total points for the Lightning with 23 goals and 25 assists. Blake Coleman has also proved to be a top performer on the ice, scoring four goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay. AdvertisementFor Florida, Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 41 total assists and has 61 points. Teammate Alexander Wennberg has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games.You can watch the game on CNBC at 12:30 p.m. on May 22. Stanley Cup Semifinal match-ups are set, defending champs still in the running June 14, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: Florida PanthersTampa Bay Lightningcenter_img Lightning to face Carolina in second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs May 31, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning win Game 2 & will head to Long Island to continue Stanley Cup Semifinals June 16, 2021 Lightning 2-0 in series against Carolina after Tuesday night win June 3, 2021 Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Darts superstar Fallon Sherrock is coming to Portlaoise for charity event

first_img News Twitter Home Sport Other Sport Darts superstar Fallon Sherrock is coming to Portlaoise for charity event SportOther Sport Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSFallon SherrockO’Loughlins Hotel Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Fallon Sherrock (25) made history last December when she became the first ever female darts player to win a round at the PDC World Darts Championship.Sherrock knocked out Ted Evetts in the first round to make history.She didn’t stop there as she went on to beat the world number 12, Mensur Suljovic in the second round.Despite facing third round defeat to Chris Dobey, Fallon Sherrock has done wonders for the world of darts and sport.Now you can get a chance to see Fallon Sherrock in action this summer in Portlaoise.The darts star will be appearing at an event in O’Loughlin’s Hotel in Portlaoise in May.Tickets for the event are on sale today from 6pm.If you want to throw against Fallon all you have to do is sell 10 tickets for the event, this guarantees you a game.All proceeds will go to Laois Hospice.If you are interested in throwing, register your interest by emailing [email protected] slots available.SEE ALSO – Laois manager Quirke gives verdict on new football rules GAA Facebook Facebook By Megan Shiel – 28th January 2020 Previous articlePlans unveiled for brand new primary school in LaoisNext articleBallyfin GAA set for hugely popular 6k annual walk/run Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Darts superstar Fallon Sherrock is coming to Portlaoise for charity eventlast_img read more

Barclays to pay US$100 million in LIBOR settlement

first_img Related news The states say their investigation found that during the global financial crisis of 2008-09, the bank’s LIBOR submitters were told to lower their settings “to avoid the appearance that Barclays was in financial difficulty and needed to pay more than some of its competitors to borrow money.” Additionally, they say, traders asked submitters to change their LIBOR settings in order to benefit their trading positions. The deal includes a US$93.4 million settlement fund, which will be used to pay restitution to eligible investors who held LIBOR-linked swaps and other investment contracts with Barclays and who were harmed by the manipulation. The bank also must pay US$6.3 million to the states and US$350,000 to cover administration of the fund. The states note that Barclays is the first of several banks under investigation over their LIBOR settings, and that it cooperated with the authorities from the outset. “There has to be one set of rules for everyone, no matter how rich or how powerful, and that includes big banks and other financial institutions that engage in fraud or impair the fair functioning of financial markets,” said New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, in announcing the settlement. “As a result of Barclays’ misconduct, government entities and not-for-profits were defrauded of funds that otherwise could have been used to benefit the people of New York.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter MFDA reports fewer prohibitions, monetary penalties in 2020 Share this article and your comments with peers on social media U.S. authorities have reached a US$100 million settlement with Barclays in connection with alleged LIBOR manipulation. Cases against other banks may follow. Barclays agreed to the deal with 44 state attorneys general, led by New York and Connecticut, to resolve allegations of “fraudulent and anticompetitive conduct involving the manipulation” of U.S. LIBOR and other interest-rate benchmarks. center_img Hedge fund founders face OSC charges Keywords Enforcement Court allows $100-million lawsuit against OSC to proceed James Langton last_img read more

Weston-Super-Mare woman convicted of making a fraudulent claim

first_imgWeston-Super-Mare woman convicted of making a fraudulent claim On 18 December 2020, Lisa Pearce of Weston-Super-Mare pleaded guilty to fraud at Bristol Crown Court; Pearce’s sentence was 180-hours of unpaid work which must be completed within two years. Pearce was prosecuted by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).Pearce was formerly an SIA licensed Door Supervisor and her licence expired on 7 August 2018.She applied for a new licence on 3 February 2019 and there was a delay in processing Pearce’s licence application.Pearce received her licence on 21 August 2019 and the SIA returned her application fee and advised her about the compensation for a loss of earnings. Pearce made a claim against the SIA for the loss of earnings during the period. Applicants have the right to seek compensation if there is a delay to their application. The SIA will consider a request for compensation for loss of earnings, if a claim is justified and legitimate.The SIA requested Pearce to submit evidence of the loss of earnings by proving her historic earnings as a security operative. The documents Pearce submitted aroused the SIA’s suspicions, it sought to verify the documents with her employer but was unable to.Pearce submitted documents and payslips for the following amounts:November 2018 – £1,379.50December 2018 – £1,379.50January 2019 – £1,286.50On 30 August 2019 Pearce was interviewed under caution and admitted that she had downloaded template payslips from the internet and completed them to use as an illustration and admitted creating fraudulent articles.Nathan Salmon, from the SIA’s Criminal Investigations team, said:Lisa Pearce sought to defraud the SIA by providing false documents. Licensees have a right to compensation if there is a case, but if there is an attempt to defraud, then the SIA will prosecute. Pearce tried to gain financially from her loss of earnings claim by supplying fraudulent wage slips. Pearce had her door supervisor’s licence suspended by the SIA pending the outcome of the prosecution. She has now lost that licence due to her criminal record.During the prosecution, His Honour Julian Lambert, said in his sentencing remarks:Pearce’s decision to make the false claim for loss of earnings to the SIA was a stupid one. Her lies have caught up with her and now she must pay the price. That price is the loss of a job that she loved and the means to support herself.Notes:by law, security operatives working under contract must hold and display a valid SIA licenceread about SIA enforcement and penaltiesthe offence mentioned in the above news release is: Fraud Act 2006: Section 7 (Making or supplying articles for use in frauds) /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:compensation, court, Criminal, fraud, Government, industry, Internet, law, licence, Loss, penalty, prosecution, security, UK, UK Government, womanlast_img read more

Election winding down with accusations of wrongdoing

first_imgHomeNewsElection winding down with accusations of wrongdoing Nov. 03, 2016 at 1:19 pmNewsElection winding down with accusations of wrongdoingMatthew Hall5 years agocouncilelectionLUVEMeasure LVO’DaySanta Monicaterry oday As has become an election tradition in Santa Monica, complaints are flying regarding possible breaches of local election law.Two separate complaints have been filed so far. Terry O’Day is accused of taking campaign contributions from individuals who did business with the city and the Yes on LV campaign has been asked to return donations due to its collaboration with council candidate Armen Melkonians.The Santa Monica Transparency Project has filed a complaint with the City Attorney’s office on Wednesday alleging Councilman Terry O’Day violated the city’s rules by accepting donations from individuals who have received contracts from the council.The complaint alleges two donations to O’Day’s campaign violate the law stating that donations from Marc Luzatto and Douglas Emmett should have been returned within 10 days as O’Day voted to award contracts to Emmet and Luzatto (as part of the Village Trailer Park company) in 2013.In their complaint, the Project said the violations should be taken seriously given the recent actions to strengthen the city’s anti-corruption laws.“These violations come shortly after the Council hired a special counsel to, in part, review Oaks and after the Council engaged in long discussions of Oaks in recent Council meetings culminating with putting Measure SM on the ballot. While lack of knowledge of the law is no defense, it cannot be doubted that through this process Councilmember O’Day became acutely aware of his obligations under Oaks,” it said.“Given all of this, for Councilmember O’Day to merely pay these contributions over to the General Fund is not enough. Violations of Santa Monica’s important anti-corruption law must be enforced even against its most senior government officials.”Marlow said fines would be an appropriate sanction.O’Day said the donations were overlooked by mistake and were returned as soon as the campaign realized their error.“The campaign had an oversight in our OAKS compliance review this filing period, and when it came to our attention, we immediately returned the funds,” he said. “We appreciate our community watchdogs for helping the entire Council to comply with a very complicated law.”The Oak’s complaint follows a dispute between the City Clerk’s office and supporters of Measure LV over their association with Council candidate Armen Melkonians.Melkonians co-authored Measure LV and has remained actively involved in the organization he founded, Residocracy, as it has campaigned on behalf of the measure. The Yes on LV campaign has sent out joint communications with Melkonians and he has maintained a position on Residocracy’s steering committee.The City Clerk sent a letter to the Yes on LV campaign on Oct. 12 stating an initial opinion that Yes on LV and Melkonians were acting together with little independence which would make the Yes campaign a candidate controlled committee.Beverly Palmer, an attorney representing the Yes on LV campaign, responded on Oc. 20 stating the two campaigns were independent, had complied with relevant laws and had done so after verifying their actions with state regulators. That letter did voluntarily accept classifying the Yes on LV campaign as a candidate controlled committee.In a follow-up letter from Oct. 24, City Clerk Denise Anderson-Warren said the city’s municipal code limits donations to a candidate or the controlled committee of a candidate to $340 and therefore, any individual donations made to Yes on LV in excess of $340 must be returned.Palmer replied on Oct. 28 stating the campaign would not return any donations. She said the City’s rules do not apply to committees for ballot measures, that Federal law has struck down campaign limits on committees for ballot measures and that State courts have previously rejected attempts by the Fair Political Practices Commission to regulate contributions to state and local ballot measures.Palmer’s letter said if the City continued to demand the money be returned, her client would evaluate whether to pursue further legal action.A second complaint was filed with the City’s Attorney’s office and the FPPC over alleged collusion between Yes on LV and Melkonians by attorney George M. Yin on behalf of Santa Monica resident Babak Mozaffari on Oct. 27.The complaint alleges coordinated activity by the two campaigns violates the campaign fundraising rules cited by the City Clerk and alleges campaigns might have rules regarding identification of political activity.Because Mozaffari complaint was addressed to the FPPC, that agency now assumes jurisdiction over the entire process. Had the City Clerk pursued the complaint, the process would have likely moved to the FPPC for enforcement anyway and the agency will now conduct its own investigation and make its own [email protected] :councilelectionLUVEMeasure LVO’DaySanta Monicaterry odayshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLetter to Editor: Repudiation and clarificationYes on VYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall12 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor23 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press23 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson23 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter23 hours agolast_img read more

Samsung details sustainability progress

first_img Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more Dual connectivity tech fuels Samsung 5G speeds AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 JUN 2020 Author Samsung, Marvell debut 5G Massive MIMO radio chip Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Previous ArticleFrance revives 5G auction planNext ArticleOrange lines up leadership changes in post-Covid move Related Samsung invertirá otros 28.000 millones de euros en chips lógicos Home Samsung details sustainability progress Tags Samsung Electronics highlighted steps taken to achieve sustainability across its operations in 2019 and expressed confidence in achieving a goal of fully switching to renewable energy in some of its biggest markets by the year-end.In its 2020 Sustainability Report, the company noted 92 per cent of the electricity consumed at sites in the US, Europe and China came from renewable sources, leaving it on-track to hit a 100 per cent target for 2020. It also outlined plans to continue expanding the use of renewable energy where possible.During 2019, its Mobile Communications Business used sustainable materials including bioplastics and paper, and developed “a high-efficiency charging technology with 86 per cent” efficiency.In its Networks Business, Samsung applied energy-saving technologies in base stations and reduced the size of new 5G kit by around 26 per cent compared with its previous units.And it deployed energy- and water-consumption reduction techniques at its memory chip business.Moving forward, Samsung set the goal of using only sustainably-sourced paper in product packaging in its Consumer Electronics and IT & Mobile Communications divisions by the year-end.It also plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and “pioneer a new generation of immersive, intelligent and secure experiences that reach across every device, platform and brand, while building a sustainable future” using 5G, AI and mobile security. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back emissionsSamsung ElectronicsSustainable goalslast_img read more

Obama’s Christmas vacation: Golf, golf and more golf

first_imgKANEOHE BAY, Hawaii – What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you’re President Barack Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, you round up a few aides and make common cause on the golf course. Both vacationing this week in Oahu, Obama and Najib teed off Wednesday on a cloudy but balmy afternoon at a Marine Corps base, not far from where Obama is renting a home for his two-week stay. The two leaders seemed at ease together, smiling and laughing in casual clothes as they sized up their shots. Although Obama plays golf nearly every day while on vacation, he typically restricts his foursome to a small circle of longtime friends and advisers. But in recent years, his annual trip to Hawaii has allowed Obama to mix in a little diplomacy. Last year, he hit the links with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, who owns a home in Hawaii. Media access to Obama’s golf games is typically restricted, but reporters and photographers were permitted to briefly watch the two leaders Wednesday about halfway through their game. Neither leader was having particularly good luck with their short game. Up first to finish the hole, Najib came up short with his putt. Obama crouched low to line up his shot, but the ball tilted left and evaded the hole. After another failed attempt, he picked up the ball and called it quits. Najib, too, missed his next shot, but a gracious Obama gave him a pat on the shoulder and praised his golf game just the same. “Merry Christmas,” Obama said as he waved to the media. Then he added a note of caution for reporters covering his Hawaiian getaway. “Be careful about those fruity drinks,” he said. “You never know – they might have a little kick to them.” Ever the statesmen, Obama and Najib also used their time on the course to discuss world affairs, including Malaysia’s rotating leadership next year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. “The two leaders took the opportunity to discuss the growing and warming relationship between the United States and Malaysia,” the White House said in a statement. Najib has served as Malaysia’s prime minister since 2009. In April, Obama paid the first presidential visit to Malaysia in nearly half a century, when Lyndon B. Johnson visited the Southeast Asian nation. During that visit, Obama met with Najib and pressed his government to improve its human rights and political freedoms. Obama is no stranger to Hawaii’s picturesque golf courses, and this year’s vacation has been par for the course. The president has played a round four out of the five days he’s been on the island so far.last_img read more

Bed availability under pressure as LUH is extremely busy

first_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleGarda checkpoints to return tomorrow from 7amNext articleCovid-19 vaccine rolled out at Letterkenny University Hospital today News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bed availability under pressure as LUH is extremely busy Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook By News Highland – January 6, 2021 center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Bed availability at Letterkenny University Hospital is under pressure as the hospital is extremely busy this evening.In a statement, Saolta says they regret that patients are currently experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the Emergency Department to an acute bed in the hospital.People are reminded to attend the ED only in the case of real emergencies and to contact your GP or NoWDOC GP Out of hours service, in the first instance.Statement in full:Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy this evening (06 January) which has resulted in pressure on bed availability in the hospital.We regret that patients are currently experiencing long waiting times to be admitted from the Emergency Department to an acute bed in the hospital. We know these delays are very difficult for our patients and their families.We would like to remind the public that we encourage them to attend the Emergency Department (ED) only in the case of real emergencies. If your health problem is not an emergency you should contact your GP during normal surgery hours or the NoWDOC GP Out of hours service, in the first instance.We are committed to treating everyone who presents at our ED but we do so strictly in order of medical priority and apologise for the long wait times.We would ask that patients wait in the ED alone to help the hospital maintain social distancing. A companion will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances. We know this is very difficult but we need to do this to minimise everybody’s risk of infection and to keep everyone safe. We remind patients to please wear a face covering/mask when in the ED. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Jeremy Corbyn will release tax returns, following David Cameron

first_imgSpeaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Corbyn said Labour would propose tougher parliamentary registration rules that would mean overseas assets had to be declared at a much lower value.“There is a question for parliament there,” he said. “There is a question for parliamentary standards … There has been a series of changing stories coming out of Downing Street. There has been a statement roughly every 18 to 24 hours since last Monday.”Asked if more MPs and even political journalists should publish their income tax returns, Corbyn replied: “I think we are moving in that direction. I think it is a good thing so everyone knows what influences are at play.”The prime minister on Saturday disclosed information that goes into his tax returns because he wanted “to be completely open and transparent about these things.”Cameron has been facing a wave of criticism and calls for his resignation after admitting he had a stake in his father’s offshore trust and had profited from it.The Panama Papers revealed Cameron’s late father was a client of the Mossack Fonseca law firm when he established a fund for investors. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn promised to follow David Cameron and release his tax details, after the prime minister became the first British politician to make his personal finances public after revelations in the Panama Papers.Corbyn said the matter highlighted “a whole ethos” surrounding how the very wealthy handled their taxes, adding he too would publish his own tax return “very, very soon,” the BBC reported Sunday.He accused the prime minister of misleading people and losing public trust, saying: “It’s not about an individual, it’s not about one person, it’s not about one family.” The prime minister’s documents from RNS Chartered Accountants — which cover six years — show Cameron paid tax of £75,898 (€94,082) on income of £200,307 (€248,297) in the 2014-2015 financial year, the most recent one included.His income included £140,522 in salary (€174,189), taxable expenses of £9,834 (€12,190), £46,899 (€58,135) from half of the share of rent from his family home in London and £3,052 (€3,783) in interest on savings. Also On POLITICO Cameron: ‘I could have handled this better’ By Ivo Oliveira David Cameron could face inquiry on offshore fund By Tom McTaguelast_img read more