Supreme Court Grants Time To Centre To Respond To PIL Filed Regarding Non Functioning Of National Board For Wildlife

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Grants Time To Centre To Respond To PIL Filed Regarding Non Functioning Of National Board For Wildlife Srishti Ojha18 March 2021 9:25 PMShare This – xSupreme Court has on Thursday granted Centre time to respond to the PIL filed regarding non-functioning of National Board for Wildlife constituted under Wildlife Protection Act, seeking directions to convene first meeting of the Board after its reconstitution in 2014. The Court will take up the matter next on Wednesday, 24th March. During the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court has on Thursday granted Centre time to respond to the PIL filed regarding non-functioning of National Board for Wildlife constituted under Wildlife Protection Act, seeking directions to convene first meeting of the Board after its reconstitution in 2014. The Court will take up the matter next on Wednesday, 24th March. During the hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for the Centre submitted before the Court that he is receiving instructions and will respond by Monday or Tuesday.A three – Judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian had previously issued notice to the Centre, in the petition contending that by not convening a single meeting, the National Board for Wildlife has failed in following mandate of Wildlife Protection Act and in upholding DPSP under Article 48AThe petition filed by Advocate Mayuri Raghuvanshi on behalf of the petitioner, has submitted that the reconstitution of the Board was done after directions were issued by the top Court through its order dated 25th August 2014 in the case of Chandrabhal Singh vs Union of India.According to the petitioner the National Board for Wildlife has not even met once while the parent legislation Wildlife Protection Act provides for a statutory period of one year for the meeting to be conducted to provide guidance to the laws and policies relating to wildlife conservation including prevention of illegal trade. In the absence such a meeting of the Board the policy making has been taken over illegally by the Standing Committee of the National Board for Wildlife without any delegation as per Section 5B(1) of the Wildlife Protection Act and without any justification in law. Due to such adhoc and arbitrary processes being carried out the highest statutory body in the country for wildlife conservation has been reduced to a clearance granting body and the entire National Board for Wildlife has been diluted and subverted. Therefore there is a gaping lacuna in conservation and preservation of wildlife and combating illegal trade of wildlife and poaching among other concerns such as monitoring of the Protected Area Network, etc in interest of environment and wildlife.The petitioner has contended that by not convening even a single meeting the National Board for Wildlife has not only failed in following the Act’s mandate but also miserably failed in upholding the Directive Principle of State Policy under Article 48A. Further, the Board has also grossly violated the fundamental rights enshrined under Article 21 because the Supreme Court has time and again held that two said articles have to be kept in mind in understanding the scope and purport of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Lucas Pouille, will face Rafael Nadal in final

first_img Written by January 25, 2019 /Sports News – National Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Lucas Pouille, will face Rafael Nadal in final FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTPN/Getty Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) — The stage has been set for the Australian Open final on Sunday.Novak Djokovic advanced to the championship match on Friday after dominating France’s Lucas Pouille in three straight sets, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2, in the semifinals.Djokovic, the top seed in the world, will now face No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal as the two battle it out for the trophy on Sunday. Nadal, 32, advanced to the final on Thursday after defeating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.Djokovic, 31, is seeking his seventh Australian Open title and 15th Grand Slam victory overall. Nadal, meanwhile, is on the quest for his second win in Melbourne and 18th Grand Slam title.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Senior Countrywide figure Ian McKenzie to head up Guild

first_imgSenior industry figure Ian McKenzie (pictured, right) has left Countrywide after five and a half years as its South Central Retail Director to take up the position of CEO at The Guild of Property Professionals.McKenzie replaces Marcus Whewell, who for the past nine years has steered the organisation and has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of parent company GPEA.“I have worked for The Guild for the past nine years and have seen it grow and develop into a network of nearly 800 Members. I am very proud of this achievement,” says Marcus.GPEA includes agent Fine & Country, media services company PropertyLogic and online-only agent PropertyPlatform as well as the guild.McKenzie has worked in the industry for 30 years including running three West Country branches for Hambro Countrywide during the 1990s, then as an area manager for Halifax Property Services plus running his own property and financial services business. He later went on to be managing director of franchise-based agency Enfields in Hampshire before joining Countrywide in 2011.“I am delighted to be working closely with The Guild again, to support and enhance the excellent relationships we have with our members and expand the network further,” says McKenzie.“Having been a Guild & Fine and Country Member for 10 years and recently working in the corporate environment, I fully understand the new challenges independent agents face and how The Guild can be influential in overcoming them.”McKenzie will have his work cut out; a new memberships organisation with similar aims to The Guild of Property Professionals, CIELA, is about to launch with the aim of representing the interests of independent estate agents which is the Guild’s core market.Ian McKenzie Countrywide The Guild of Professional Estate Agents March 1, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Senior Countrywide figure Ian McKenzie to head up Guild previous nextAgencies & PeopleSenior Countrywide figure Ian McKenzie to head up GuildFormer South Central Retail Director at Countrywide replaces Marcus Whewell at 800-strong agent clubNigel Lewis1st March 201702,300 Viewslast_img read more

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OCPD Weekly Activity Report July 17 – 23

first_imgJuly 17, 2016: Sunday Calls for service: 207Vehicle Stops: 14 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 6 Property Checks: 10  Alarms: 6The Police Department assisted with 12 Fire and 9 EMS callsCity ordinance noise, St. David’s Pl., at 2:33amTheft, 5000 block Haven Ave., at 10:30amMotor vehicle accident, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 11:17amTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 11:43amTheft, W. 16th St., at 1:00pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 1:41pmMotor vehicle accident, 7th St. & West Ave., at 4:02pmMotor vehicle accident, 4th St. & Asbury Ave., at 5:40pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Park Pl., at 6:53pmMotor vehicle accident, 44th St. & Central Ave., at 6:58pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 10:09pm  July 23, 2016: Saturday Calls for service: 242Vehicle Stops:11  Motor Vehicle Accidents: 5  Property Checks: 15   Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 10 fire and 16 EMS callsFight, 300 block Boardwalk, at 12:20amMotor vehicle accident, Route 52, at 9:17amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 7th St., at 11:18amMotor vehicle accident, 200 block 9th St., at 11:26amFraud, 900 block Park Pl., at 12:11pmTheft, 2200 block Bay Ave., at 1:20pmMotor vehicle accident, 34th ST. & Westminster La., at 3:36pmMotor vehicle accident, 15th St. & West Ave., at 4:52pmTheft, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 6:59pmCDS, 700 block Beach, at 9:19pmBurglary, 400 block Central Ave., at 10:37pm  July 20, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 165Vehicle Stops: 15 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 5 Property Checks: 14  Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 12 EMS callsWarrant, 3200 block West Ave., one in custody, at 12:11amCDS, 900 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 9:17amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block St. Charles Pl., at 10:07amTheft, 500 block Asbury Ave., at 10:14amTheft, 500 block Asbury Ave., at 11:04amWarrant, 600 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 11:55amMotor vehicle accident, Route 52, at 1:42pmFraud, 800 block Wesley Ave., at 2:58pmTheft, 2201 Bay Ave., at 3:26pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block St. Charles Pl., at 4:16pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 4th St., at 6:44pmMotor vehicle accident, 5th St. & Bay Ave., at 8:28pm  July 19, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 164Vehicle Stops: 19 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 7 Property Checks: 18 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 8 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, Battersea Rd. & Ocean Rd., at 8:04amMotor vehicle accident, 700 block West Ave., at 9:06amMotor vehicle accident, 100 block 9th St., at 12:06pmTheft, 5400 block Central Ave., at 1:12pmCDS, 1200 block West Ave., one in custody, at 2:58pmMotor vehicle accident, 10th St. & Bay Ave., at 3:47pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 7th St., at 4:24pmMotor vehicle accident, 34th St. & West Ave., at 4:35pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 5:20pmMotor vehicle accident, 1300 block Central Ave., at 6:27pmAssault, 1000 block Beach, at 10:35pm  July 21, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 230Vehicle Stops: 13 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4 Property Checks: 18 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 8 EMS callsDomestic violence, 800 block Plymouth Pl., at 7:40amFraud, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 9:30amMotor vehicle accident, 700 block Asbury Ave., at 9:41amTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 11:10amMotor vehicle accident, 800 block 1st St., at 12:46pmMotor vehicle accident, Surf Rd., at 2:27pmTheft, 2700 block West Ave., at 3:06pmTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 3:11pmMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Asbury Ave., at 10:04pm Bicycle riders must obey all motor vehicle laws similar to that of a motor vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.center_img July 22, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 275Vehicle Stops:26  Motor Vehicle Accidents: 6 Property Checks: 27 Alarms: 5The Police Department assisted with 8 fire and 13 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 3400 block Haven Ave., at 9:02amTheft, 400 block Ocean Ave., at 9:08amMotor vehicle accident, 4500 block West Ave., at 10:35amMotor vehicle accident, 12th St. & Central Ave., at 12:52pmTheft, 800 block Ocean Ave., at 1:02pmTheft, 5600 block Asbury Ave., at 3:19pmMotor vehicle accident, 3300 block West Ave., at 4:27pmMotor vehicle accident, 1400 block Ocean Ave., at 4:34pmMotor vehicle accident, 900 block Haven Ave., at 9:32pm City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street. Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. July 18, 2016: Monday Calls for service: 156Vehicle Stops: 13 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4 Property Checks: 15 Alarms: 7The Police Department assisted with 14 Fire and 15 EMS callsTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 4:27amMotor vehicle accident, 19th St. & Central Ave., at 8:17amMotor vehicle accident, 3300 block West Ave., at 8:58amTheft, 800 block Central Ave., at 10:00amMotor vehicle accident, 3300 block West Ave., at 11:09amTheft, 3200 block Wesley Ave., at 12:32pmMotor vehicle accident, 900 block West Ave., at 12:41pmTheft, 800 block Stenton Pl., at 2:30pmTheft, Safe Harbor Dr., at 3:03pmTheft, 700 block Boardwalk, at 10:30pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.last_img read more

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County Hosts Event For Veterans

first_imgFreeholder Director Gerald Thornton and Freeholder Jeffrey Pierson announced announce that the Cape May County Division of Veterans’ Services will host a Veterans Drive-Thru Resource Event on Thursday, Sept. 17.The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front parking lot of the Cape May County Department of Human Services (the Social Services Building) at 4005 Route 9 South, in Rio Grande, Middle Township.Freeholder Jeffrey L. Pierson encourages all veterans and their families to participate in the Drive-Thru event.“With COVID-19 eliminating in-person events, we have been forced to change our annual Veterans’ Day Memorial Ceremony at Naval Air Station Wildwood,” Pierson said. “Instead, we will mark the occasion with a virtual video honoring our Veterans that will be available on the county website www.capemaycountynj.gov. The Resource Drive-thru event will give our Veterans and their families the opportunity to talk to representatives and gather important information.”Representatives from the Wilmington VA Medical Center’s Southern New Jersey Veteran Community Outreach Team, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office HopeOne resource van, and the Cape May County Division of Aging and Disabilities Services will be present.Additionally, Veteran Service Officers from the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and Cape May County will be in attendance.Information and resources regarding Veterans healthcare, disability claims, VA pensions, and many other subjects will be readily available.For the safety of all, appropriate social distancing and mask-wearing will be required. Veterans and their families may stay in their vehicles and a representative will come to them.Parking will be available on the side of the building for those who wish to park. This event will take place rain or shine unless the weather is severe.last_img read more

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European sugar arm to be sold

first_imgTate & Lyle plans to sell off its Food & Industrial Ingredients, Europe, division following changes in the European sugar regime.The sugar company said ownership of the business was no longer an essential part of its strategy to focus on value-added ingredients.Tate & Lyle said it will continue to develop its value-added food ingredients business in Europe by buying ingredients companies.EU sugar regime reform entails a large drop in the guaranteed minimum sugar price, compensation for farmers and a restructuring fund to encourage uncompetitive sugar firms to leave the industry.last_img

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We must fight for survival

first_imgThere are plenty of bakers in my home town of Bridport in Dorset, all well-established and apparently holding their own, although their turnover has been affected for the worse by the edge-of-town supermarket.Yet anecdotal evidence suggests the situation is less buoyant for bakers elsewhere in the UK. As a trade association representing the interests of small independent retailers, we are constantly drawing ministers’ attention to the continuing demise of the high street, des-pite their protestations that their planning priority is the regeneration of town centres.Of those canvassed in our recent survey, Health of the High Street, 70% said that the high street played a vital part in the socio-economic make up of their neighbourhood. Yet why is it that, every year, more people are voting with their feet and taking their custom to the edge-of-town and out-of-town shopping centres? There is no single reason, but let’s look at the problem from the perspective of both the consumer and the retailer.Consumers want a holistic experience when they shop on the high street. It starts by being able to gain easy access, finding a place to park relatively easily and at a reasonable cost. They want to shop in an environment that is safe, relatively pollution- and graffiti-free, with good facilities such as lavatories, benches and so on and one that offers a wide range of shops, food and beverage outlets and entertainment. People want to shop locally and support their local economy because they know that, by doing so, their money is circulating locally.So what is the problem? Simply put, small retailers are not getting the support they deserve from national or local government.Planning at a national level has no consistency and is influenced by the developers and large retailer agenda. Just look at the preliminary announcement of the Competition Commission’s report into the ’big four’ grocers – it actually recommends greater competition among them, by building more supermarkets rather than fewer! There is no joined-up government thinking when it comes to retail development and no long-term strategy that cascades down to local government.Meawhile, the costs retailers have to bear are rising exponentially. Turnover is under threat and margins are reducing, so bakers, like everyone else, are having ’to run to stand still’. The national minimum wage (NMW) has outstripped the rise in average earnings considerably and property rentals have risen way above the rate of inflation. Bakers have to be on the high street to attract footfall, but high-street rents are very high, due to demand. This is not helped by charity shops, which are prepared to pay a higher rental as they receive an 80% waiver in their Business Rate. This rental then becomes the benchmark for the high street and, with business rates pegged to rental value, the poor retailer gets a double whammy!The BSSA’s ’Agenda for Change’ has three key objectives, which are achievable and would make a real difference to retail bakers:l we need more transparency in the setting of the NMW – the index needs to be a measure that is timely, intuitive and relevant;l Small Business Rate Relief needs to be doubled from a threshold of £10,000 to £20,000;l a simple lease agreement template in plain English needs to be produced, which lessees can understand and comply with, in the confidence that they have a reasonable deal.We must put up a robust fight now if we are to save the high street, a vitally important part of our heritage.last_img read more

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Study suggests more cases, fewer death rate of COVID-19 in Indiana

first_img Pinterest IndianaLocalNews By Network Indiana – May 14, 2020 0 316 Facebook Google+ Study suggests more cases, fewer death rate of COVID-19 in Indiana WhatsApp WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) INDIANAPOLIS — An I-U-P-U-I study estimates more than 180-thousand Hoosiers have already had coronavirus:Randomized testing by the Fairbanks School of Public Health found about one in 60 Hoosiers had the virus, and another one in 90 showed antibodies, indicating they’d had it previously without knowing it. It adds up to nearly three-percent of Hoosiers who have been infected — 11 times the number of known cases at the time of the study at the end of April.Fairbanks health policy director Nir Menachemi says nearly half of all Hoosiers with coronavirus never had any symptoms. The large number of previously unsuspected cases makes Indiana’s death rate point-six-percent, one-tenth what the official data had indicated.Menachemi says while that means any individual Hoosier’s odds of dying from the virus are about one in 170, that’s still six times the death rate from flu. And since the coronavirus is far more infectious and can be carried by people without symptoms, Menachemi says Indiana needs to “double and triple up” precautions like hand washing and social distancing as it slowly reopens.Menachemi says the study shows people in a household with someone with coronavirus were 12 times as likely to get the virus themselves. He says the large gap shows social distancing has succeeded in reducing the virus’s spread in the community at large.State health commissioner Kristina Box says it’s “a little bit heartbreaking” when she receives photos from people alarmed at seeing people ignoring those restrictions, standing shoulder to shoulder in line at stores without wearing masks. Box, Menachemi and Governor Eric Holcomb all emphasize the virus is still lurking, and if Hoosiers let their guard down, it could come roaring back.Menachemi notes the nearly one-half of patients who don’t get symptoms are still carriers who can infect the other half.Fairbanks plans three more rounds of testing to monitor the virus’s spread, with the next wave planned for the first week of June. Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleHoosier truckers getting recognition during pandemic, shutdownNext articleReported shooting kills one, injures another in South Bend Wednesday Network Indianalast_img read more

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Organic stereotype?

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaWhen organic produce flies off the grocery store shelf, it’s not necessarily the upper class doing the picking. In fact, in a recent study, University of Georgia professor Chung-Liang Huang found that income seems to have little effect on organic produce purchases.Huang should know. An agricultural and applied economics professor in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, he began studying organic produce trends in 1989. At that time, only 3 percent of U.S. produce was certified organic, accounting for $1.25 billion in sales. By 2005, sales had jumped to $14 billion.“I think we do have a preconceived notion that it’s the wealthy, better-educated consumer that would buy organic,” he said. “The perception is just that: a perception. Looking at the data, it doesn’t show that kind of stereotype. The data shows that the consumers are very diverse.”Between 2001 and 2004, he said, Hispanics emerged as the largest ethnic group of organic produce consumers. Asian Americans were the most likely group to buy organic produce, spending 133 percent more than Caucasians in 2001.African Americans showed the largest difference between 2001 and 2004, spending 61 percent more in 2004 than three years earlier.The years Huang chose to study are significant. It wasn’t until October 2002 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture put its certified seal on organic products. By doing so, they took pains to make sure that what consumers were eating was actually organic.“2002 was a benchmark,” he said. “From then on, anything that meets USDA approval can be labeled as organic. It gives consumers some kind of confidence.”Ten to 15 years ago, organic food was considered a niche product and was mainly found in specialty foods stores. Today, shoppers can find organic produce and foods containing certified organic ingredients in supermarkets anywhere.With an increased supply of organic produce and the ability to expand, “the growth in organic sales has been increasing 20 percent in the last five years,” Huang said. “It’s been a very rapid increase. The growth will continue, but not as fast as before.”Tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onions, lettuce, apples, oranges, bananas, grapes and strawberries are the organic fresh vegetables and fruits that shoppers most often buy. For these foods, average spending increased by 22 percent between 2001 and 2004.Fresh produce still accounts for most organic foods, with 40 percent to 45 percent of total sales. Looking at 2005 numbers, organic produce pulled in $6.3 billion.Huang did find that households earning more than $100,000 a year buy more organic produce than people in other income brackets.But “there was no significant difference between any group in the amount spent on organic fruits and vegetables relative to total produce expenditures,” he said. “The findings suggest that high-income households are no more likely to be users of organic produce than low-income households.”Huang said people have many reasons for buying organic. “It goes back to motivations,” he said.Those motivations, he found even back in 1989, center mainly on consumers’ desire to avoid chemicals and be more environmentally friendly and their perception that organic produce is more nutritious and tastes better.last_img read more

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Activation of air traffic is crucial for the recovery of tourism, and three prerequisites are needed for this

first_imgIn line with the aforementioned efforts of IATA, a member of the U.S. Senate for Trade, Science and Transportation, Mary Cantwell from Washington and Senator Rick scott from Florida, presented a bill proposing that U.S. Traffic Safety Administration (TSA) conducts temperature checks at existing airport control points in order to increase the safety of passenger air traffic in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. What is crucial is to standardize all protocols at the global level, in order to bridge the problem that each country has its own different rules and not to depend on the measures of individual countries. Because unbalanced and constant changes in measures lead to the impossibility of travel planning, and as we know air transport is crucial for the tourism sector. It would be testing at airports that would allow airlines to operate relatively normally. It is estimated that since the outbreak of the pandemic, profits of $ 400 billion have been lost so far, and the entire industry could make a record net loss of over $ 2020 billion in 80 (an optimistic scenario). You can see more information about the Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) protocols HERE With rapid tests as well as non-contact temperature measurement technologies, things would improve significantly and gain the confidence of both passengers and the state to open borders. These are the challenges and preconditions that must be met, in order to re-actualize global tourist travel, despite the coronavirus. / / / THE QUESTION THAT EVERYONE IS ASKING: WHAT WILL THE NEXT TOURIST YEAR BE LIKE? HERE ARE SOME LOUD THINKINGS Airport temperature checks would be carried out using innovative, contactless technologies thermal cameras capable of automatically viewing a large number of passengers passing through existing TSA checkpoints. It is simple and non-invasive, and such systems have already been shown to be effective in identifying infected individuals and mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in other countries. International passenger air traffic fell by 92% compared to last year. To conclude. Thus, by using innovative, contactless thermal camera technology, it is possible to automatically view a large number of passengers, without contact and creating crowds. Photo: Negative Space The economic collapse that threatens the aviation industry, on which more than 66 million jobs worldwide depend, must not be left to fend for itself because there is a danger of a chain of airlines collapsing before the global pandemic ends, de Juniac said, adding that the resulting loss disruption of global connectivity makes investing in airport testing justified and a priority. Cover photo: Skitterphoto In addition to opening borders, public opinion research has also shown that testing will help restore passengers’ confidence in aviation, which is again crucial, ie the perception of safety. – The key to restoring freedom of cross-border mobility is to systematically test all passengers for COVID-19 before traveling. This will give governments around the world the confidence to open their borders, which would be a great substitute for current self-isolation or quarantine measures. Testing all passengers will give people back their freedom of movement by air, and millions would return to work in the aviation industry because of such a decision, said Alexandre de Juniac, Director General of IATA.center_img Respondents in the survey identified the implementation of COVID-19 protection measures for all passengers as an effective measure in achieving safety. The availability of rapid testing on COVID-19 is what gives passengers the most safety. On the other hand, the big problem is that on test results on covid19 waited too long. However, intensive work is being done in this field as well, and several companies around the world have announced that they are working or have already developed rapid tests for coronavirus, thanks to which test results are obtained within 30 seconds.  Thus, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and implementation of fast, accurate, affordable and systematic testing on COVID-19 for all passengers before traveling as an alternative to quarantine. IATA is thus cooperating with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with the health authorities in order to implement this solution as soon as possible in airports around the world, reports Croatian Aviation. Thus, 88% of respondents are ready to take the test as part of the travel process, while 88% of respondents are ready to take the test as part of the travel process. – IATA Quick testing i temperature measurement – as key challenges – As our economy reopens and Americans begin to travel more, we must do everything we can to make travel safe. ”said the senator Rick scott and added that consumer protection must also be ensured against unfair airline pricing tactics. “This law will make it possible to check the temperature, while at the same time ensuring the flexibility of airlines with customers who get sick after buying a flight. If passengers are not allowed to fly due to fever, airlines will need to work with the client to transfer or cancel the flight free of charge.”Scott points out. IATA’s opinion poll revealed support for testing for COVID-19 in the air travel process. Approximately 65% ​​of passengers surveyed agreed that quarantine should not be required if a person is tested for COVID-19 and has a negative result. 84% of respondents agreed that testing should be mandatory for all passengers, Photo: JJ Jordan I recently wrote that globally the tourism sector at the time of the coronavirus pandemic, has two big challenges which must be resolved in order to attempt to return confidence global travelers, which are: rapid testing i temperature measurement at the entrance of both the state and the destination.  Activation of air traffic is key to the recovery of tourism, and they are needed for that three key prerequisites: Standardization of security protocols in airports and airlines, fast testing, ie fast obtaining of test results, and contactless thermal camera technology capable of automatically screening a large number of passengers. – Safety is the highest priority of aviation. We are the safest form of transport because we work together with governments to implement global standards. With the costs associated with daily border closures and the emergence of a second wave of contagion, the aviation industry needs to bring all parties together and find a solution, and that is testing each passenger. It must be fast, accurate and simple. This will certainly allow the market to recover, adds de Juniac. For the right start and a new impetus for global tourism, it is crucial to start international air transport. It is on this topic that the global scene is intensively discussed and guidelines and protocols are proposed for the creation of security protocols, both when boarding planes and in airports in general. last_img read more

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