Lufthansa Cargo buys into US-based online freight services marketplace

first_img Lufthansa Cargo has taken a stake in Fleet, a US-based online marketplace for freight services.The move is indicative of a developing trend within the wider logistics community that sees major players investing in tech start-ups.The German flag-carrier said its acquisition of shares in Fleet was part of a “strategic commitment” towards improving airfreight’s “digital maturity level”.However, the airline would not confirm the number of shares purchased, or if the deal was linked to Logistics Tech Accelerator, founded via LC’s partnership with RocketSpace in 2016.Chief executive of Lufthansa Cargo Peter Gerber said Fleet was a “perfect match” for the carrier.“The company combines innovative, visionary thinking with a strong intrinsic motivation to improve air cargo booking, shipping efficiency and customer experience,” he said.“We expect substantial learning with regard to our product and service portfolio, and we are sure Lufthansa Cargo and Fleet will mutually benefit from sharing concepts and ideas.”Lufthansa has also acquired a seat on Fleet’s board, which will be filled by Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech.A statement from the carrier said it recognised the sizeable inroads start-ups were making into the logistics industry, with traditional operators recognising the threat posed.“Recently, a large number of start-ups pushed into the logistics industry, upgrading connectivity between various players of global air cargo supply chains. Consequently, traditional logistics companies have become aware of the opportunities they can realise by investing into new digital business models.This year Kuehne + Nagel signed an MoU with Tamesek Holdings. With the Singapore-based investment fund, the forwarder will look to invest in technologies including AI, automation and blockchain systems. According to The Business Times, the two have a “50:50 partnership” in the joint venture.Lufthansa’s latest investment is not its first flirtation with disruptive technology, describing its 2016 partnership with RocketSpace as a “pre-emptive” move.The carrier’s vp of digitisation, Boris Huske, told The Loadstar at the time that there was a “lack of digitisation” and investment in IT solutions within the logistics industry.Several months later IAG launched a platform for start-up disruptive technology companies to work with it to create new solutions. Together with investor L Marks, IAG’s Hangar 51 supports entrepreneurs with ideas and technology to “transform” aviation and “revolutionise the customer experience”.It offers a 10-week programme to help start-ups enter aviation and trial their products, allowing them to develop quickly. In October it announced that seven start-ups had been selected to take part in its second 10-week programme. By Alexander Whiteman 26/01/2018last_img read more

VIDEO: 21 arrested for selling coke, meth in Polk County

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementWatch video of some of the arrests below: Advertisement Florida pastor helps deputies catch a convicted sex offender June 3, 2021 Those arrested include: Trerika Anderson, 34Antonio Atmore, 30Rafael Bautista, 26Joseph Bowers, 68Larry Criswell, 39David Devane, 42Larry Dinnald, 49Willie Dunlap III, 43Alonzo Harrison, 32James Keene, 67Kenneth Kelly, 31Eric Liston Sr., 49David McCutchen, 34Katrinya McKinzie, 41Tia Mitchell, 47Juan Palacios, 67Jermaine Phillips, 33Dwayne Reynolds, 52Michael Sheffield, 38Mary Spiker, 47Lakevin Camp, 28For more information, click here. Three women arrested during Punta Gorda drug bust June 16, 2021 Polk County deputies search for man who beat Walmart employee June 16, 2021 POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Twenty-one people were arrested in a drug bust in Polk County this month. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, undercover narcotics detectives made 20 of the arrests on Tuesday and obtained an arrest warrant for another suspect in the Fort Meade area. Deputies received complaints from residents about illegal drug sales in the area of the L&F Grocery Store on MLK Boulevard in Fort Meade, PCSO said in a statement. A search warrant was executed at 200 2nd St. SE in Fort Meade, where 10 of the suspects were arrested, deputies said. center_img AdvertisementTags: drug bustPolk County 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 comments A total of 37 felonies and 15 misdemeanor charges were filed by deputies during the investigation. Combined, the suspects have 471 previous charges, including 189 prior felonies and 282 prior misdemeanors.The suspects are accused of selling and possessing several drugs, including cocaine and meth. Woman arrested during drug bust at Fort Myers home June 10, 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 Advertisementlast_img read more

County seeks applicants for Housing Options Study and Action Plan Project Advisory Group

first_imgCounty seeks applicants for Housing Options Study and Action Plan Project Advisory GroupPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, November 4, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 The county is seeking applicants interested in utilizing a consensus-based approach to creatively and collaboratively problem-solve issues regarding barriers in providing additional housing typesVANCOUVER – Interested Clark County residents are invited to apply for a position on the Clark County Housing Options Study and Action Plan Project Advisory Group (PAG). The PAG will help the county develop recommendations to encourage the creation of additional housing types that are affordable to a variety of households within the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area.Learn more about the project at www.clark.wa.gov/housingoptions.Interested Clark County residents are invited to apply for a position on the Clark County Housing Options Study and Action Plan Project Advisory Group. File photoInterested Clark County residents are invited to apply for a position on the Clark County Housing Options Study and Action Plan Project Advisory Group. File photoProject Advisory GroupThe county is seeking applicants interested in utilizing a consensus-based approach to creatively and collaboratively problem-solve issues regarding barriers in providing additional housing types in the unincorporated Vancouver Urban Growth Area and to develop recommendations that will become part of the Housing Options Study and Action Plan. The recommendations will be reviewed and considered by the public, the Clark County Planning Commission, and County Council.The group will meet up to ten times throughout the duration of the project, starting in early 2021. PAG responsibilities will include:Reviewing and commenting on work products.Guiding public outreach and engagement efforts.Acting as liaisons to specific constituencies or interest groups.Hosting public events.Encouraging community members to participate in the process.Acting as champions of the project and the recommendations that emerge from it.The PAG will consist of approximately 20 people who demonstrate a balanced commitment to the adopted scope of work and represent a broad spectrum of interests including those most vulnerable to rising housing costs and displacement, people working in the housing industry, and parties responsible for housing-related regulations.Advisory Group PositionsCity of Vancouver representativeCounty Council liaisonsCommunities of color advocateCommunity/neighborhood group representativeFor-profit housing development representativeHouseless community advocateHousing feasibility and financing representativeInnovative home building representativeLarge employer representativeNonprofit housing development representativeOlder adults /Aging in Place advocatePersons with disabilities advocatePublic housing development representativeReal estate representativeSchools advocateYouth advocateCOVID-19Due to COVID-19, PAG meetings are expected to take place remotely. PAG members will need access to a computer with internet and have the ability to use web meeting software like Webex and GoToMeeting. Should in-person meetings become an option during the project, PAG meetings would take place at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.To ApplySubmit a letter of interest, no longer than two pages, to [email protected] by 5 p.m., Mon., Nov. 30, 2020.Please include the following information in your letter:Indicate the position(s) on the PAG you would like to represent.Please summarize your involvement in, and connection with, the interest-based group(s) you could represent.Please summarize your background with the county’s urban housing market and/or issues facing those looking for housing.Include any additional information about your background and/or experience that is relevant to the scope of this project.In addition to a letter of interest, please include:A summary of qualifications, such as a resume.Two references from an organization or affiliation of the interest-based group(s) you have applied to represent.Contact information for follow-up.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countyshare 0 Previous : WSU Vancouver invites prospective students to virtual preview days Next : Interim county manager appoints Dan Young as fire marshalAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

The Lexus UX gets a refresh for 2020, ups the tech quotient

first_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Taking a page from Tesla, the Lexus UX can now be unlocked with an included key card when specced in the Luxury trim options. Android Auto and Apple Carplay are now available as standard.RELATED We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. SUV Review: 2019 Lexus UX 200 F Sport The base model UX starts well-optioned at $37,450, featuring heated and ventilated front seats and 17-inch alloy wheels. Stepping up to the Sport Series 1 at $39,750 adds a heated steering wheel, LED fog lamps, F SPORT appearance package and 18-inch alloys.Hybrid models feature the same standard equipment, as well as all-wheel-drive, starting at $40,000. The luxury package is $45,300, and adds a 10.3-inch display screen with embedded navigation, head-up display, a driver’s seat memory system, intuitive parking assist with auto-braking, hands-free rear hatch and a wireless charging system.The UX 250h F Sport Series 1 ($42,100) and Series 2 ($48,900) both add the same features as the gasoline versions. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos RELATED TAGSLexusSUVLuxuryLuxury CarsLuxury VehiclesNew VehiclesInstagram Audi e-tron’s Top Safety Pick+ Award is a first for EVscenter_img Lexus is updating its UX for the 2020 model year, to cram in more tech and better connectivity.There are two powertrain choices, the standard being a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that produces 168 horsepower, sending power to the front wheels via a CVT transmission. The second option is a hybrid powertrain built around a 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, coupled to Lexus’ fourth-generation self-charging gasoline-electric system.The hybrid option makes 181 horsepower, sending gasoline power to the front wheels via a CVT and using an electric motor for the rear wheels to make the vehicle all-wheel-drive. Lexus says more than 95 per cent of customers choose the hybrid. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos advertisement Both models are available now. Trending in Canadalast_img read more

Craig Charles leaves I’m A celeb jungle after brother’s death

first_img Pinterest Twitter By admin – November 20, 2014 Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Craig Charles leaves I’m A celeb jungle after brother’s death Facebook Previous articleJohn Boy’s penthouse up for sale for €3.5mNext articleSioen Ireland says redundancies will help secure the company’s Donegal future admin Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Craig Charles has become the second star to walk out of the jungle on this year’s I’m A Celebrity after his brother died suddenly.The Coronation Street star cut short his stay in the jungle after he was informed of the death of his older brother Dean.The Corrie actor was missing from the live section of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last night, after he was reportedly told by producers of the death.TV said in a statement: “Craig decided to leave the IAC camp earlier today and will be heading back to his family the UK. We send our sincere condolences to Craig and his family.”Craig, 50, was not seen with his fellow contestants when presenters Ant and Dec entered the campsite on last night’s episode.He has left after The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins quit in dramatic fashion, lasting only three days.And she told fellow campers that the show had put her off TV for life. WhatsApp News Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Progress on Raphoe flood prevention programme

first_img Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Progress on Raphoe flood prevention programme WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMc Hugh tells Dail 240 jobs can be created in DonegalNext articleHIQA review finds breast service at LGH is performing well News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Pinterest Plans to address the ongoing flooding problem in Raphoe have moved forward with the news that the government has given approval for design work for Raphoe Flood Relief ProjectToday’s development follows the Pre-Feasibility Study to identify the source of the flooding problem and identify the potentially viable Flood Risk Management Measures.Welcoming the news Senator Brian O’Domhnail says physical work on addressing the flooding problems should begin early next year Google+ News Google+center_img Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Twitter By News Highland – February 25, 2010 WhatsApp Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Visiting restrictions implemented at Letterkenny University Hospital

first_img WhatsApp Visiting restrictions have been put in place in Letterkenny University Hospital due to a significant increase in the number of cases of the flu in the county over the past week.The measure has been taken to protect vulnerable hospital patients and prevent further spread of the virus.Sean Murphy General Manager at Letterkenny University Hospital says there has been an increase over the last week in the number of patients attending the hospital’s Emergency Department with flu symptoms.Strict visiting restrictions have been implemented as a result, coming into force from this evening.Management are asking that only immediate family visit patients and visitors are limited to two at any time and children should not visit the hospital other than in exceptional circumstances and following discussion with the relevant ward manager.Dr Anthony Breslin, HSE Specialist in Public Health Medicine says; it is particularly important that everything is done to protect vulnerable hospital patients and ensure that their care and treatment is not further complicated by the flu.The flu virus is an unpredictable virus and a healthy person will usually recover in 7 days, however it can be severe and can cause serious illness and death. Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Visiting restrictions implemented at Letterkenny University Hospital Google+ Facebook By News Highland – November 29, 2019 Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMotorcyclist injured in crash in BuncranaNext articleHistoric Towns Initiative 2020 now open for applications News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

House Bill Would Protect Civil War Monuments From Opposition

first_img0:51 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List For Whom The Bell Rings The state House could soon take up a bill that would ban the removal of Georgia monuments, protecting them from any future opposition.Under H.B. 50, a “monument” would broadly apply to any “plaque, statue, marker, flag, banner, structure name, display and memorial” honoring military service or a civilian past, present and future. Included are those monuments honoring the Confederacy and other controversial historical figures that some citizens could find offensive.  “History is history. We can’t change history from what someone considers to be bad or good history,” bill sponsor Rep. Tommy Benton, R-Jefferson, says. “If they’re going to move them – and we’re not saying they can’t move them – we’re just saying we want it put in a like position of prominence.”As heard on the radio0:51Benton was against the governor’s decision last year to move the statue of Tom Watson, a populist politician turned white supremacist, from Capitol grounds to a location across the street. He says this bill isn’t a response to that decision or any goings on in his district, pointing to the fact that Jefferson erected a monument to the Confederacy in its downtown area in recent years.Rather, Benton says his concerns of historical scrubbing lie “here in Atlanta, for one, with the expansion the way it is, monuments or memorials can be moved.”The ban on removing monuments would extend to local governments, including boards of education and the state university system – even if the constituency wants them gone.Catherine Fleming, a lobbyist for the Georgia Municipal Association, says the bill is an overreach.“In terms of monuments owned by our cities, we think those decisions should really be made by city officials and not the state,” Fleming says.The bill is currently sitting in the House Rules Committee. It will have to clear the full House by next week to survive this session. Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

For Better Or Worse, Spring Blossoms Early For Metro Atlanta

first_img Warmer weather is expected to continue in Georgia this week and climatologists say it’s part of a pattern of unusually warm temperatures much of the state has experienced this winter. Like us on FacebookPam Knox, an agricultural climatologist at the University of Georgia, said temperatures have been above average as a whole this winter, and that it’s likely to continue. “If you like warm weather it’s good, but for the peach farmers in particular, it’s bad because they expect to have a certain amount of cold weather to make the peaches really blossom properly, and they’re just not getting it this year,” Knox said. According to the National Phenology Network, spring plants have been blossoming up in the Atlanta area more than 20 days ahead of schedule. Knox said warmer temperatures are expected to continue in the next couple of weeks but that there could still be chance of some frost. “The Climate Prediction Center says that the chance of above-normal temperatures is likely to continue for at least the next year, and that really relates to the longer-term temperature increases that we’re seeing across the whole country,” Knox said. “And so, I think we’re likely to see more of this in the future.”According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, 2016 was Georgia’s warmest year on record.In the month of January this year, temperatures in the Atlanta area on average were 8.7 degrees above normal, said Bill Murphey, Georgia’s state climatologist. The period from January 1 until February 19 is the second warmest period on record for Atlanta with the average temperature of 52.9 degrees, he said. The warmer than usual temperatures are expected to continue, with some cooler, more seasonal temperatures expected this weekend, Murphey said.“I  don’t see any real long-lived cold air outbreaks on the horizon,” Murphey said. “There will be a few dips here and there.” When asked if Georgia was experiencing an earlier spring, Murphey said, “I would say yes, but even if not, then we’re going to be experiencing earlier spring conditions.”  Add to My List In My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Sharelast_img read more

Repairs To Fix ‘Severe’ Flood Damage At Grady To Take Months

first_img For Whom The Bell Rings It will likely be spring before repairs are complete following a massive water main break at Grady Memorial Hospital.That means the facility will continue diverting some patients to other Atlanta hospitals as it has been doing past two weeks, following the Dec. 7 incident that caused major flooding.Gov. Brian Kemp said the timing of the break, on the same weekend when thousands of visitors were downtown for the SEC championship game, could have been catastrophic. But he applauded Grady staff along with the community for its response.Kemp toured the facility Monday morning, the first time he’d been there since the water main break.“Water coming out of a 24-inch water main literally destroys streets when it happens underground,” Kemp said. “So, you know the damage is severe as you can imagine, but they are on top of it. But they have a lot of mitigation to do.”Shortly after the water main break, Kemp declared an emergency to help with resources.Kemp’s office helped Grady set up a climate-controlled mobile hospital facility right outside. It came from North Carolina’s emergency management department.“You know an additional 30 beds helped move the needle for Grady. And this was the best solution, and I’m glad the state could be helpful in participating in that,” Kemp said.A Grady spokeswoman said the normal emergency room area would be used for patients who required overnight stays, while the mobile facility would be used to treat those coming to the ER.She said flood damage has temporarily reduced the number of hospital beds the hospital can fill by more than a quarter. Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Add to My List In My List Sharelast_img read more