Rabat – Moroccan authorities on Saturday seized more than 800 psychotropic tablets and arrested a man at the border crossing point of Bab Sebta (north of Morocco), customs sources said.Customs services seized 879 psychotropic tablets which were concealed in the handbag of a Spanish national of Moroccan origin who intended to smuggle the banned substance into Morocco via the occupied city of Sebta, according to the same sources.The suspect was handed over to Tetouan’s judicial police for further investigation.
Rabat – In 2020, the city of Khouribga will acquire a major project: the largest phosphate pretreatment facility in the world. Located in Oulad Farès, this gigantic project, realized by the OCP group, will require an investment of MAD 3.5 billion.The project will involve the development of a stock of raw phosphate storage and retrieval, three washing lines, flotation and grinding workshops, a decanter for the evacuation of sludge, and dykes for the spreading of sludge and for the recovery of water.This new facility , which will be highly automated, will also allow the recycling of 80% of used water, and the creation of 1,200 million working days and 200 direct jobs. The OCP board also plans to invest a total of MAD 16 billion in the Beni Mellal-Khénifra region to finance 12 projects, including the phosphate pretreatment facility, which were the subject of an investment agreement signed a few days ago in Béni Mellal between the government and the phosphate group.The committee also agreed on 8 projects as part of an additional investment agreement. This agreement will cover the exploitation of new mines, the development and expansion of phosphate wells and the construction of large-scale hydraulic and electrical installations (wastewater treatment plants), the CRI-BK said in a statement.These projects, which are part of the industrial development strategy of the OCP Group, will enable the creation of 3 million working days during the implementation period and, above all, will increase the production capacity and treatment of the Khouribga area to 38 million tonnes per year by 2025, compared to 18 million tonnes at present.
“UNHCR accepts that many asylum applications are unfounded but at these levels of rejection many genuine refugees are being left without a status and are finding themselves in a very vulnerable situation in Greece,” said Karen Farkas, the agency’s representative in the country, responding to the Government’s assertion that the vast majority of these applications are not valid. Because of Greece’s location at the border of the European Union and at the crossroads between Asia, Africa and Europe, considerable numbers of migrants enter the country every year, UNHCR said. Most of those caught entering illegally are arrested and placed in administrative detention, usually for the maximum legal term of three months. In 2004, UNHCR said, Greece granted overall recognition, including humanitarian status, to 0.9 per cent of applicants. The average equivalent figure in other EU member states that year was 26.4 per cent.These figures rose slightly in 2005, but, except for two cases that year, virtually all asylum seekers were rejected at first instance, including medically certified torture survivors, the agency maintains.“States have a legitimate right to monitor their borders in view of growing irregular migration and security concerns,” Ms. Farkas said. “But within the large flow of people that come to Greece are a small number of men, women and children who are seeking safety, some of whom have special needs.”Ms. Farkas added that UNHCR is working with the Greek authorities to create border control mechanisms that help identify people seeking asylum at the earliest possible stage. “Some steps forward have been made with the previous Cabinet and we hope that we will be able to continue building on these in order to improve the situation in Greece and allow refugees to live in safety and dignity,” she said.The awareness campaign is using an image of a see-saw to illustrate the fate of asylum seekers, which UNHCR said hangs in the balance between being accepted as refugees by the authorities or rejected.
Senior center Ashley Adams (33) takes a shot during a game against Michigan State Jan. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 82-68.Credit: Kaily Cunningham / Multimedia editorAlthough the Ohio State women’s basketball team lost its last game, the Buckeyes are still standing tall.The roller coaster ride that has been the team’s 2013-14 season is set to make its next stop in West Lafayette, Ind., to take on the No. 25 Purdue Boilermakers (15-7, 5-5) Thursday.The Buckeyes (14-11, 4-5) are coming off of a loss against Wisconsin Sunday, a game from which coach Kevin McGuff said he would like to move forward.“We just have to get back to practice,” McGuff said Wednesday. “That is our formula. We practice well, prepare well, we will play well. Hopefully, we can do that.”Despite the poor performance against the Badgers, OSU is still projected to be one of the “last four in” to the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament according to ESPN’s Bracketology.With a road game against a ranked team looming, McGuff said he does not like to put too much emphasis on projections or a particular game.“I do not ever look at that stuff until we are done playing,” McGuff said concerning the ESPN projections. “What happens when you start saying ‘This is a huge game because…’ then you get to the next game and it is not as big.”OSU redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion said the win against the Boilermakers in their first meeting was a result of consistent offense and inspired defense.“We played well, we played hard, we made shots,” Scullion said. “That is a big thing for us. When our offense is clicking, it seems like our defense is a lot better.”Fellow Buckeye, junior guard Raven Ferguson, who has led the Buckeyes in scoring three out of the last four games, said the problem for OSU has been a lack of focus.“We need to focus on the finish and finish plays,” Ferguson said. “We just need to play harder as a team.”The Boilermakers will likely be without their leading scorer, redshirt-senior guard KK Houser, who tore her ACL in a loss at Michigan State Sunday. Houser scored a game-high 26 points on 9-20 shooting in Purdue’s loss to OSU Jan. 2.“(Purdue is) going to try and win for her,” McGuff said about Houser’s injury. “I think you will see an incredibly inspired effort (from Purdue) Thursday night.”The Boilermakers rely heavily on their three point shooting ability, as they shoot 38.7 percent from beyond the arc, good for second in the Big Ten. McGuff said he will stress the importance of defending the arc to his team.“They shoot it great,” McGuff said. “They can really light people up from the three point line. We are going to have our hands full defensively. We will need a great effort on that end of the floor.”Although the Boilermakers shoot well from deep, they are not a very big team, and roster lists their tallest player as redshirt-junior center Camille Redmon who stands at 6 feet 4 inches.The Buckeyes seem to excel against smaller teams as they blew out an Illinois team, 90-64, Jan. 30 whose tallest player stands at 6 feet 3 inches.OSU senior center Ashley Adams and redshirt-freshman center Lisa Blair both stand taller than 6 feet 5 inches.“I think that when we play smaller teams, we get our post players involved early and that kind of builds confidence for the team,” Scullion said. “Those are easy buckets for us and I think we build off of that.”The Buckeyes are set to tip off with the Boilermakers Thursday at 7 p.m.
Juan Andres Abarca reports that “Chile’s environmental evaluation service SEA approved more than $7 billion worth of mining projects in the first half of the year, according to information compiled by BNamericas.” The two largest to receive the go ahead from the environmental authorities were Barrick Gold’s $5.2 billion Cerro Casale copper-gold project in northern region III, and the $962 million expansion of state copper producer Codelco’s Salvador division, also in region III. Other projects that were approved include Codelco’s $244 million Quetena for its Chuquicamata division, and the $34.7 million expansion of Haldeman Mining’s (HMC) Tambo de Oro mine in region IV.The list of projects also includes oil well drilling and aggregate extraction, which, under existing regulations, fall under the mining category for evaluation purposes.“Of the 59 mining projects that were approved by the authorities only seven had planned investments above $50 million, while 45 projects had planned investment of $10 million or less,” Abarca explains.“On average, the projects were approved six months after being submitted for evaluation. Barrick’s Cerro Casales project was approved after 18 months, while Codelco’s Salvador division project was approved after 13 months, according to SEA figures.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, Feb. 4 (JIS): Beginning this week, several of the nation’s major gullies and drains will be cleaned, as the Government heightens activities to eradicate possible mosquito breeding sites.The clean-up activities, which will cost $200 million, are being carried out by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, through the Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP) Secretariat.This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Hon. Horace Dalley, during a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister, in Kingston, on February 2. The press conference sought to update the nation on the Zika virus (ZikV) preparedness and response.Mr. Dalley noted that while the Ministry of Health has allocated $200 million to carry out ZikV preparedness and response activities, other Ministries have also allocated other funds to assist in the fight.For his part, Minister of Local Government and Community Development,Hon. Noel Arscott, said the Ministry and all the local authorities, along with the Social Development Commission (SDC), National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA), are fully on board to assist with the fight against the Zika virus.He pointed out that gullies and drains have been identified and will be cleaned. “Funds will be made available to do so,” the Minister said.Regarding the proper disposal of tyres, Mr. Arscott reminded persons to put holes in them. “Those who are unable to do so, we are asking them to fill it with sand or earth, so that you will not have any place for the breeding of the mosquitoes,” he said.In the meantime, he is urging Jamaicans to dispose of their garbage properly. “We want to get this programme of cleaning up to be year round, because what is happening is when you do an initiative like this one, people go back to their ways of carelessly discarding garbage,” the Minister said.Minister of Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, reminded Jamaicans that they have a personal responsibility to keep their spaces clean. “We have to change the culture in our country and people have to know that it is their responsibility,” she said. ZikV is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is found in and around areas where people live, work and play.ZikV is from the same family of viruses as dengue and Chikungunya, and share similar symptoms, which include fever, joint and muscle pain, conjunctivitis, headache, weakness, rash and swelling of the lower limbs.The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe illness requiring hospitalisation is uncommon.Jamaica is among 25 countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region that have confirmed Zika cases. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Gullies And Drains, Hon. Horace Dalley, Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme, Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, ZikV 50,000 Jamaicans Employed Under Jeep Recommended for you
ST. LOUIS (January 28, 2014) – American Soybean Association (ASA) President Ray Gaesser, a farmer from Corning, Iowa, urged Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today to amend EPA’s proposed 2014 and 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for biomass-based diesel that, if left unchanged, would significantly damage the nation’s growing biodiesel industry and adversely impact soybean growers.In comments submitted to the agency this morning, Gaesser emphasized that EPA’s proposed biomass-based diesel and total Advanced Biofuels levels “are unnecessarily low, will stifle the growth and job creation potential demonstrated by the biodiesel industry, and squander an opportunity for greater emissions reductions and energy diversity.” Gaesser also noted that the levels are “… entirely inconsistent with this Administration’s clear position over the past five years supporting renewable and Advanced Biofuels for their energy, environmental, and economic benefits.”ASA urged that EPA adjust the requirements to be consistent with production levels in 2013, which exceeded 1.7 billion gallons. “As was demonstrated in 2013, the U.S. biodiesel industry can produce volumes greater than 1.28 billion gallons without significant cost or disruption to the economy,” said Gaesser. “There are over 2 billion gallons of U.S. biodiesel production capacity already built and operable and there is sufficient feedstock available to produce above the 1.28 billion gallons proposed by EPA. Biodiesel, including biodiesel produced from soybean oil, is the most prevalent advanced biofuel currently produced in the United States. The industry has met or exceeded the RFS biomass-based diesel volume requirements every year they have been in place and 2013 production exceeded 1.7 billion gallons. Gaesser noted that biodiesel provides numerous benefits for consumers and society as a whole, including support for jobs, displacing petroleum, reducing emissions, lowering soy meal costs for livestock producers and providing a market for over 5 billion pounds of soy oil, much of which was displaced from food markets due to trans fat issues.“There will be both direct and indirect employment benefits in rural areas due to increased biodiesel production,” wrote Gaesser.While biodiesel is not the only factor involved, the economic benefits are supported by the fact that over the past five years, a period when biofuels production has increased significantly, the U.S. agricultural sector has experienced an increase in cash receipts for both crops and livestock, farm related income, gross cash income, and net cash income.For a full transcript of ASA’s comments to EPA, please click here.
WASHINGTON — The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to upgrade existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions, leading to intense fires.Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute, told reporters that his group and the Association of American Railroads are jointly asking the Transportation Department for six months to 12 months for rail tank car manufacturers to gear up to overhaul tens of thousands of cars and another three years to retrofit older cars.The two industries, at odds until recently over how best to prevent oil train collisions and fires, also want three years after that to upgrade newer tank cars manufactured since 2011, known as “1232 cars,” he said.The Transportation Department is weighing tougher safety regulations for rail shipments of crude, including stronger tank cars, slower train speeds and more advanced train braking systems. In July, the department proposed that older cars be retrofitted within two years.The longer retrofit timeline reflects the need to allow tank-car makers time to expand their operations while still producing new tank cars, Gerard said.
DCB Bank on Monday launched its Unified Payment Interface (UPI) app, a month after the application developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) went live. The DCB UPI app is aimed at enhancing banking experience for customers, the lender said in a statement. The app dispenses with the need to swipe debit or credit cards while making payments at merchandise outlets by creating a “virtual payment address” for customers, which in turn serves as an identifier for enabling transactions.”In the coming months, UPI is likely to create a significant change in the way transactions are done, especially peer-to-peer transactions, known as P2P. A very important and powerful feature of UPI is the ability to send a ‘collect’ request, which did not exist in the industry,” Murali Natrajan, DCB Bank MD and CEO, said in a statement.The UPI interface was billed as a revolutionary of sorts in digital banking by the NCPI.”This is a success of enormous significance. Real-time sending and receiving money through a mobile application at such a scale on interoperable basis had not been attempted anywhere else in the world. Now the UPI App will be made available on Google Play Store by banks,” AP Hota, MD and CEO of NPCI, had said in a statement last month.
Story Links The Cardinals (5-5) wasted no time getting their offense started as senior Sidney Melton led off the game with a triple and scored on junior Celene Funke’s base hit. Funke proceeded to steal second and two outs later, Chung launched a shot over the centerfield wall for her second homer of the season to put Louisville up 3-0. Next Game: vs. Bradley 2/24/2019 | 4:30 p.m. Preview Matchup History Live Stats Full Schedule Roster Sophomore Danielle Watson struck out eight and freshman Rebecca Chung connected on a two-run homer to help the University of Louisville softball team beat Kansas 5-3 in the opening game of the Tennessee Classic Sunday morning. Louisville will return to action Sunday at 4:30 p.m. against Bradley. Louisville tacked on a pair of runs in the top of the fifth. Sophomore Maddy Newman delivered a leadoff double and crossed the plate on Melton’s single. Melton would eventually score on an error to push the Cardinals’ lead to 5-0. Watson (3-3) picked up the win, allowing three unearned runs and scattering three hits in seven innings, she also registered her first career hit at the plate with a double in the sixth inning. Melton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs to help pace Louisville at the plate. TEAM NOTES:• Louisville now leads the series with Kansas 4-2• Funke has reached safely via a hit or walk in nine straight games• Melton moved her career run total to 119 and is now tied for ninth with Nicole Pufahl (2015-18) on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs three more to move into a tie for eighth with Jordan Trimble (2010-13)• Chung leads the team with a .500 batting average, two home runs, nine RBIs and a 1.000 slugging percentage• Watson leads the team with a 1.73 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 32.1 innings Print Friendly Version Kansas (2-10) countered with three runs in the home half of the fifth. Shelby Hughston walked and Sydnee Ramsey reached on a two-out error to set up Madison Sykes’ three-run homer to make the score 5-3. Kirsten Pruett (1-4) took the loss after giving up three earned runs on four hits in one inning. Louisville 5 – Kansas 3 (PDF)
Scope of the iron(III)-catalysed carbonyl–olefin metathesis reaction. Credit: (c) 2016 Jacob R. Ludwig, Paul M. Zimmerman, Joseph B. Gianino & Corinna S. Schindler, Nature 533, 374–379 (19 May 2016) doi:10.1038/nature17432 More information: Jacob R. Ludwig et al. Iron(III)-catalysed carbonyl–olefin metathesis, Nature (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature17432AbstractThe olefin metathesis reaction of two unsaturated substrates is one of the most powerful carbon–carbon-bond-forming reactions in organic chemistry. Specifically, the catalytic olefin metathesis reaction has led to profound developments in the synthesis of molecules relevant to the petroleum, materials, agricultural and pharmaceutical industries1. These reactions are characterized by their use of discrete metal alkylidene catalysts that operate via a well-established mechanism2. While the corresponding carbonyl–olefin metathesis reaction can also be used to construct carbon–carbon bonds, currently available methods are scarce and severely hampered by either harsh reaction conditions or the required use of stoichiometric transition metals as reagents. To date, no general protocol for catalytic carbonyl–olefin metathesis has been reported. Here we demonstrate a catalytic carbonyl–olefin ring-closing metathesis reaction that uses iron, an Earth-abundant and environmentally benign transition metal, as a catalyst. This transformation accommodates a variety of substrates and is distinguished by its operational simplicity, mild reaction conditions, high functional-group tolerance, and amenability to gram-scale synthesis. We anticipate that these characteristics, coupled with the efficiency of this reaction, will allow for further advances in areas that have historically been enhanced by olefin metathesis. (Phys.org)—Olefin metathesis reactions where two allyls switch substituent groups, has proved to be a useful carbon-carbon bond forming reaction for drug discovery and other industrial processes. The carbonyl-olefin metathesis reaction was discovered around the same time as the olefin metathesis reaction, but has had limited applicability due to harsh reaction conditions and stringent reactant requirements. Until now, there have been no examples of catalysts for this reaction that are generalizable. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further In a report in Nature, Jacob R. Ludwig, Paul M. Zimmerman, Joseph B. Gianino & Corinna S. Schindler of the University of Michigan have successfully found a Lewis acid catalyst that successfully exacts a carbonyl-olefin ring-closing metathesis reaction for the direct synthesis of functionalized carbocycles. Furthermore, the catalyst uses iron, which is abundant and environmentally safe, and works under mild conditions for a variety of functional groups and at gram-level scales.The olefin reaction mechanism involves a metal-catalyzed [2+2] cycloaddition of two allyls to form a four-member cyclic intermediate in which the metal is one of the members of the four-member ring. This is followed by a [2+2] cycloreversion resulting in products that have exchanged substituents. Carbonyl olefin metathesis reactions operate similarly. There are three carbonyl olefin metathesis reactions have been observed, but each has its limitations. One involves a two-step photochemical cycloaddition followed by a thermolysis cycloreversion. Another involves a stoichiometric amount of transition-metal catalyst. Another reaction involves an organocatalyst that requires a cyclopropene reactant. All of these are limited in scope and, in the case of the photochemical reaction, require prohibitively harsh conditions. The reaction involving a stoichiometric amount of transition-metal catalyst is the most versatile, but it produces a metal-oxo complex that consumes the catalyst.Ludwing, et al. wanted to look for ways to form an in situ oxetane intermediate, a four-member cyclic intermediate with the oxygen as one of the atoms instead of a metal. This would avoid the formation of products that consume the catalyst. In general, they needed a catalyst that promotes [2+2] cycloaddition and [2+2] cyclorevrsion, does not promote side reactions such as polymerization or reforming reactants, and is chemoselective. They decided to investigate metal-derived Lewis acids.To test various Lewis acid catalysts, they reacted a β-ketoester with a pendant isoprenyl group with MClx Lewis acids. They tested AlCl3, TiCl4, SnCl4, FeCl2, ZnCl2, SnCl2, and FeCl3. They found that FeCl3 formed the desired products and that optimal reaction conditions were 5 mol% FeCl3 in dicholorethane at room temperature for one-to-twelve hours. Once a catalyst was determined and reaction conditions were optimized, the next step was to test the generalizability of the reaction. Ludwig, et al. looked at various arene groups. Their reaction conditions worked with electron withdrawing and donating groups producing products in good yield. They then changed the β-substitution on the β-ketoesters and found the reaction worked with a variety of substituents. They also looked at the effects of incorporating a heteroatom, changing structural motifs, and changing the pendant isoprenyl group. Overall, the FeCl3 catalyst showed remarkable versatility in the variety of reactions that were successfully completed.These reactions provided insight into the carbonyl-olefin reaction mechanism. The reaction either proceeds via a carbocation intermediate or in a concerted fashion that involves metal coordination to FeCl3. Subsequent studies using a mechanistic probe to trap the product that would be formed from a carbocation intermediate showed no results, thus demonstrating that a concerted and metal coordinated mechanism is likely. Computational studies indicate that the reaction mechanism is likely a concerted carbon-oxygen bond breakage and carbon-carbon bond formation mechanism that occurs asynchronously.Carbonyl-olefin metathesis reactions had been limited in scope, but this study demonstrates a catalyst and optimal reaction conditions that are generalizable for a variety of reactants opening the door for the synthesis of complex compounds. The reaction is practically useful as iron is an earth-abundant metal and is environmentally safe, and the reactions are scalable. Journal information: Nature © 2016 Phys.org A new Diels-Alder reaction Citation: Safe and generalizable catalyst for carbonyl-olefin metathesis reaction (2016, June 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-06-safe-generalizable-catalyst-carbonyl-olefin-metathesis.html
Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – A suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan on a village known to harbor militants killed at least three people Friday, intelligence officials said, as popular anger boils in the country over the bombings.The missile strike hit the village of Dande Derpa Khel in North Waziristan, two intelligence officials told The Associated Press. They said the strike, near the town of Miran Shah, hit a house. Top Stories Comments Share Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top holiday drink recipes New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories It wasn’t immediately clear who was killed in the attack or the reason why the U.S. would strike that area. The officials said the village is the stronghold of the Haqqani network, which routinely targets NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.The missiles strike is the second after Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s visit to the U.S. last month where he pressed for stopping of the drone strikes. Most Pakistanis consider the drone strikes to be a violation of the country’s sovereignty.A hard-line religious group protested the strikes Friday in Islamabad and Lahore.U.S. officials have suggested in the past that the Pakistan government does privately support some of the strikes, which hit militants in tribal regions its army has trouble controlling. The Pakistani government also said this week that 3 percent of 2,227 people killed in U.S. drone strikes since 2008 were civilians, a surprisingly low figure that sparked criticism from groups that have investigated deaths from the attacks.The strikes also come as Pakistan says its started talks with the country’s domestic arm of the Taliban. The leader of one of the country’s main opposition parties threatened Thursday to cut off NATO supplies moving through Pakistan if the U.S. launches any drone strikes during the talks. Patients with chronic pain give advice Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Also Friday, motorcycle-riding gunmen attacked a truck carrying mineworkers from a Shiite Hazara community in the country’s southwest, killing six workers and injuring the driver, a government official said.No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in the Machh district of southwestern Baluchistan province. An al-Qaida-linked militant group known as Lashker-e-Jhangvi has claimed past attacks on the Shiite Hazara community.___Associated Press writer Abdul Sattar in Quetta, Pakistan, contributed to this report.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Lufthansa Airbus_A350_900.jpgLufthansa Group orders 40 state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraftThe Lufthansa Group is consistently forging ahead with the modernization of its long-haul fleet. In today’s meeting, based on the recommendation of the Executive Board, the Supervisory Board approved the purchase of a total of 40 state-of-the-art aircraft for the group’s airlines. The 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 additional Airbus A350-900 planes will primarily be replacing four-engine aircraft. The new planes will be delivered between late 2022 and 2027.The order has a list-price investment volume of 12 billion USD. As is usual with such orders, Lufthansa Group has negotiated a significant price reduction. The parties have agreed not to disclose the actual purchase price.“By replacing four-engine planes with new models, we are laying a sustainable foundation for our future in the long run. In addition to the cost-effectiveness of the A350 and B787, the significantly lower CO2 emissions of this new generation of long-haul aircraft was also a decisive factor in our investment decision. Our responsibility for the environment is becoming more and more important as a criterion for our decisions,” says Carsten Spohr, CEO and Chairman of Lufthansa Group.The decision regarding which airline will deploy the aircraft at which hub will be made at a later date.The investment in new technology, efficiency and passenger comfort is a continuation of the ongoing fleet modernization of the group’s airlines. The arilines of the Lufthansa Group currently operate a long-haul fleet of 199 aircraft (as of December 2018), including twelve state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Beginning in 2020, Lufthansa will be introducing the new Boeing 777-9.Investment in modern, fuel-efficient and low-noise aircraftWith the Airbus A350-900, the Boeing 777-9 and the Boeing 787-9, Lufthansa Group will own the most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft of their class in terms of kerosene consumption per passenger and 100 kilometers flown. This order highlights the company’s desire to invest in cutting-edge technology in the interest of the environment. On average, the new aircraft will only consume around 2.9 liters of kerosene per passenger and 100 kilometers flown. That is 25% below what is used by predecessor aircraft, which will likewise have a positive impact on the CO2 footprint.The Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350-900 aircraft that have been ordered will primarily be replacing four-engine aircraft. By the middle of the next decade, the entire long-haul fleet will have been modernized. The possible fuel savings alone add up to 500,000 metric tons per year. This is equivalent to a CO2 reduction of 1.5 million metric tons.A consistent focus on costWith the new, more economical aircraft, the operating cost compared to the earlier models will sink by around 20 percent. In addition to this, Lufthansa Group will be significantly reducing the diversification and complexity of its fleet over the next few years and taking seven aircraft types out of service, which will reduce cost and complexity for maintenance and the supply of replacement parts, among other things.After the long-haul aircraft rollover, the company will be offering its customers one of the world’s most modern fleets. This will also involve a significant increase in comfort and reliability.Sale of six Airbus A380 aircraftIn today’s session, the Lufthansa Group Executive Board also informed the Supervisory Board of the sale of six of its 14 Airbus A380 planes to Airbus. The aircraft will be leaving Lufthansa in 2022 and 2023. The parties have agreed not disclose the purchasing price. The transaction will not affect the group’s earnings performance.Lufthansa continuously monitors the profitability of its world-wide route network. As a consequence, the group is reducing the size of its Airbus A380 fleet from 14 aircraft to eight for economic reasons. The structure of the network and the long-haul fleet, fundamentally optimized according to strategic aspects, will give the company more flexibility and at the same time increase its efficiency and competitiveness. This will of course also benefit Lufthansa’s customers.Source = Lufthansa Group
A 14-year-old boy was in intensive care at Nicosia general hospital on Monday after a road accident in the morning in Livadia village in the Larnaca district.Harris Hadjiyassemis, head of the Larnaca traffic division told the Cyprus News Agency the accident happened around 6am when the teen was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old who lost control of the car, which then overturned repeatedly before rolling into a five-metre ditch.Both injured were taken to Larnaca hospital where the elder of the two was stabilised but the boy had to be transferred to Nicosia due to the severity of his injuries. There he was placed in intensive care.Hadjiyassemis said police were investigating the exact circumstance of the accident, whether the 20-year-old driving had been drinking and whether the pair were wearing seat belts. You May LikeEver Tricks8 Early Warning Signs of Throat Cancer You Need to Know!Ever TricksUndoAutos +25 Of The Best Motorcycles No One’s Ever Heard OfAutos +UndoDomesticatedCompanionGreen Screen Photos Show Us How Hollywood Really WorksDomesticatedCompanionUndo At least 20 killed, 50 injured in attack on VP candidate’s office in KabulUndoTwo of serial killer’s victims buried in PhilippinesUndoProtest outside the House over foreclosures lawUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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