first_imgOverseas flights at Los Angeles International Airport added 363,700 jobs and $82.1 billion to the Southern California economy last year, but the aging facility needs serious upgrades to remain competitive, a study released Wednesday says. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. report said nearly $73 billon came from cargo carried aboard passenger jets headed to Europe and Asia, $6 billion came from airport operations, and $3 billion came from foreign tourists spending money in the region. “These are colossal numbers,” said Greg Freeman, the study’s author and vice president of the nonprofit economic group. “International flights from LAX are how we reach the world, whether it’s by fashion or biomedical products or other items,” Freeman said. “LAX really is the loading dock for businesses that are exporting to the rest of the world.” The average overseas flight traveling round-trip from LAX every day added $623 million annually and sustained 3,120 direct and indirect jobs in Southern California, according to the study. “That’s an average of almost $2 million a day per round-trip flight,” Freeman said. The group conducted the study to demonstrate the impact of LAX on a region spanning from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border, Freeman said. It found that LAX has recovered more slowly than other large airports from the economic devastation after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The number of passengers on overseas international flights arriving at LAX dropped from 11.4 million in 2000 to 10.5 million last year, according to the study. If Los Angeles had kept pace with growth experienced at other airports, there would have been nine more daily overseas flights at LAX, resulting in an additional $5.6 billion in regional revenue, according to the study. “We need to do something to regain the international flights we have lost since 9-11,” said Gary Toebben, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. “Nine flights and over $5 billion is too much money for this region to lose,” he said. “We have to figure out how to recoup those losses.” The economic group said some of those losses could be made up by quickly upgrading LAX to remain competitive. If not, international carriers scheduled to start using the Airbus A-380 and the Boeing 787 might look elsewhere to land the supersize aircraft. “People think, `This is Los Angeles, where are the international flights going to go?”‘ Freeman said. “The benefits we’ve had from tourism are no longer a guarantee. With the next generation of large aircraft, it is clearly allowing the airlines more options for what markets they are going to serve.” LAX is slowly undergoing a series of modernization projects that haven’t been seen at the airport since new terminals were built in preparation for the 1984 Olympics. A $723.5 million renovation of LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal is under way, along with a $330 million project to improve safety at the airport’s southern runways. A contract is expected to be awarded by the end of the year to build a consolidated car-rental facility. Last month, the Los Angeles City Council signed off on a $1.2 billion plan to build the Midfield Concourse adjacent to the Bradley terminal. The project calls for building 10 gates large enough to handle the Airbus A-380 and the Boeing 787 by January 2012. But those projects might not be completed soon enough to keep LAX competitive, said Frank Clark, executive director of the LAX Terminal Equity Corp., which represents the airport’s international carriers. “I think Los Angeles has the ability to improve its market share if it shows that it’s making a genuine effort to modernize the airport,” Clark said. “If LAX can’t demonstrate that a significant effort is being made, international flights will be sent elsewhere.” LAX is already losing its grip as the West Coast international hub as airports in San Francisco, Phoenix and Las Vegas look to become major players, Clark said. Earlier this week, officials at San Francisco International Airport unveiled plans to add 14 gates as part of a $250 million renovation of its old international terminal. The project, aimed at better accommodating megasize airplanes, is scheduled to be completed in about two years – much sooner than the new Midfield Concourse at LAX. Additionally, San Francisco airport officials are offering significantly reduced landing fees for airlines looking to launch international flights. Meantime, Korean Air launched nonstop service to Las Vegas for the first time last year. It’s unclear how those flights have affected LAX, but Asian tourists are clearly bypassing the City of Angels for the gambling and glitz offered by Sin City, Clark said. “These are tourists with a lot of money who would have normally stopped in Los Angeles for a few days before going on to Las Vegas,” Clark said. “But now, they don’t even need us.” art.marroquin@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgDDTV: Now we know Mayo are the opponents, excitement is building to the All-Ireland Final on September 23. Aidan McHugh and his friends took to the hills around Glengesh to make sure everyone on a trans-Atlantic flight over the next three weeks knows where Sam Maguire is coming later this month!Click the video to play DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY! was last modified: September 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – VIDEO OF THE DAY!last_img read more


first_imgAll Ireland Schools Under-16C Boys FinalSt Columba’s Glenties 25 (12) (E O’ Donnell 11, C Gallagher 4, S Moore 4) Colaiste Pobail Setanta 23 (12) (V Pagayonan 12, C Pagayonan 4, Z Andrew 2)MVP Ethan O’Donnell (St Columba’s Glenties)St Columba’s Comprehensive School Glenties defeated Colaiste Pobail Setanta in the final of the U-16 B All Ireland Schools Cup on Wednesday, greatly aided by the fine performance of ‘MVP’ Ethan O’Donnell.Glenties pulled off a remarkable comeback, running out eventual 25-23 winners, at the end of a game in which they had trailed from the outset. It was remarkable turnaround for the Donegal side, who showed incredible strength and determination, snatching victory at the death over a crestfallen CPS side.  GLENTIES SCHOOL SCOOP ALL-IRELAND BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: January 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:basketballGlentiesst columba’slast_img read more


first_imgA young Dungloe man who has started a new life in Australia has been fined €250 for using threatening and abusive language outside a Letterkenny Hotel.Robert Hanlon, 19, was spotted by Gardai arguing with a man outside Dillon’s Courtyard Hotel at 2.40am on March 15th last year.Gardai said he was acting in an aggressive manner and he was asked to move on. He was again asked to move on but Hanlon, of Pole Road, Meenmore, Dungloe, refused and was eventually arrested.The accused man’s solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client was now living in Perth, Australia and was making a new life for himself.He said he had given him detailed instructions to pass onto the court saying that he had been employed for six months and had not been in any kind of trouble since arriving in Australia.“He acknowledges alcohol is a problem and he has apologised to Gardai,” said Mr Dorrian.Judge Paul Kelly said he was prepared to deal with the matter by way of a fine if Hanlon lodged €250 with the court.MAN WHO STARTED ROW OUTSIDE HOTEL HAS STARTED NEW LIFE IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: June 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AustraliacourtdonegaldrinkdungloeJudge Paul KellyRobert Hanlonlast_img read more


first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has criticised the delay in opening a new operating theatre for scoliosis patients at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin. Staff have yet to be appointed to the unit so that it can be fully functional.Deputy McConalogue said the Department of Health is well aware of the service issues in this country for children with scoliosis and despite funding being made available in 2015 to tackle the issue no real progress has been made. There are currently over 200 children on the scoliosis waiting list with, more than half of them waiting more than one year.“Many children with scoliosis can feel isolated from their friends and school mates as they cannot always take part in sports and may have to use special chairs and equipment.“On the 21st January this year former Tánaiste Joan Burton gave an undertaking on the floor of the Dáil that the theatre would be operational in April 2016. Four months later, in May, Minister Harris confirmed that the new theatre at Crumlin Hospital, which was built specifically to cater for the treatment of scoliosis, was complete and that the handover was expected in the coming weeks.“Six months later the theatre is still not operational and children with scoliosis continue to suffer. I questioned Minister Harris about the delay and he has cited theatre nursing vacancies as a significant challenge. “It is simply unacceptable that a high-tech theatre, specifically dedicated for children with scoliosis should be sitting empty five months later. I’m calling on Minister Harris to review the recruitment process for theatre nurses and ensure that staff are employed without delay. It’s unfair that children are being left to suffer as a result of this recruitment fiasco,” concluded McConalogue.Fury as children with scoliosis suffer as new operating theatre lies idle was last modified: October 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgUpdate – 11am: The road has now been clearedTravel delays are expected in Carrigans this morning after reports of a lorry jackknifing on the main street.The incident was reported after 7am this Tuesday morning. The lorry has since been moved to the side of the road at Carrigans Car & Commercial Parts.Traffic is reduced to a single lane on the main street and motorists are being urged to slow down and drive carefully.Travel Alert: Delays after lorry jackknifes in East Donegal village was last modified: March 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carriganslorrylast_img read more


first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Balfour, Mpumalanga province: Grain silos. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Modimolle, Limpopo province: Streets recently renamed after the late African National Congress stalwart Joe Slovo, and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela Drive is the main street through the town of Modimolle. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Modimolle, Limpopo province: Streets recently renamed after the late African National Congress stalwart Joe Slovo, and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela Drive is the main street through the town of Modimolle. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Polokwane, Limpopo province: A cellphone advertisement on a busy road. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Limpopo province: A line of trucks head south down the N1 Highway, just outside Polokwane. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Blyde River Dam wall. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Power lines and substation. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Solar panels. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Hoedspruit, Limpopo province: Blyde River Dam wall. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageINFRASTRUCTURE 20: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more


first_imgWhat business form does your new production company need to be? In this post we share the options!So you want to start up a brand new production company. You have a great business idea, but what form is your company going to take?If you don’t know the answer to that question than you need to get informed to protect yourself. In the following article we take a look at the various forms a new company can take and what liability each form holds for it’s owners  This isn’t sexy reading, but a good understanding of business forms can help prevent you from losing your business or worse, your personal assets.Sole Proprietorship:Description: A business that is owned and operated by one person who has total control over their business.Who’s in charge: As an owner of a sole proprietorship you are the ultimate person in charge. You have total control of the companies assets and future.What if I get sued: A sole proprietorship has unlimited personal liability which means if you get sued not only is your company liable for damages, so are you. This can be a very vulnerable spot to put yourself in because if you get sued you could not will only you lose your business, but you also run the risk of losing your house and personal assets too.General PartnershipDescription: A general partnership, much like a sole proprietorship, is two or more individuals who share equal control over the entire company.Who’s in charge: In a general partnership control is split evenly among all the owners. This can lead to some problems when conflict arises. In many cases owners of a general partnership will have an agreement with a consultant who can serve as the swing vote when there is disagreement.What if I get sued: All of the owners in a general partnership share joint unlimited personal liability, which they are equally personally responsible for any lawsuit that arises.CorporationDescription: A corporation is a separate legal entity that exists apart from the owners. A corporation can be created by by filling out an application and submitting a fee. Get more details on starting a corporation here.Who’s in charge: A corporation is a company that is divided into small bits called “stocks” Control of a corporation is determined by the people that hold the most stocks, stockholders. Control of a corporation is directly proportional to the number of stocks possessed.If you were forming a new corporation you would purchase the initial stocks and have a 100% say in the operations of your company. However, corporations require many additional administrative obligations, causing them to be confusing to set up on your own. If you are interested in creating a corporation than proper legal counsel is highly recommended.What if I get sued: If a corporation is sued the corporation is liable for damages and not the stockholders. In the eyes of the court a corporation is viewed as it’s own individual person.Limited PartnershipDescription: A limited partnership is similar to a general partnership in that there are still multiple owners, but different in that one or more owners will exercise control and one or more limited partners will serve more as passive investors. This can be appealing to a start-up business that is needing outside investment.Who’s in charge: In a limited partnership there are two different kinds of owners: 1) The general partners who exercise joint control over the entire company and 2) the limited partners who serve as passive investors rather than owners.What if I get sued?: If you get sued as a (1) general partner than you will assume unlimited personal and joint liability, meaning if your company gets sued you get sued. A (2) limited partner however only assumes limited personal liability.Limited Liability Company (LLC)Description: A Limited Liability Company is a company of “members” who own the company and “managers” who operate it. A member can be a manager themselves or they can appoint a manager to operate the company in their place. An LLC is increasingly more popular among start-up companies as it offers limited personal liability to help protect owners and investors.Who’s in control: In an LLC the members share control of the company or appoint managers to control it for them.What if I get sued?: If an LLC is sued there is only limited personal liability, much like a corporation. This means that an individual is not personally responsible if the company is sued.Now What?So now you know the different forms your new company can take, now what? Well, as with any important business decision you need to seek out good council. Ask owners of other similar business questions regarding what form they chose and why. Expert legal advice is also highly recommended (a wise investment up front).If you are interested in learning more about how to establish a media startup we recommend The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship by Bygrave and Zacharakis.What type of business form does your company take? 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first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side It was just one of many punishing blows Kamegai would absorb on the night.Cotto landed a huge right hand to start the fifth that snapped Kamegai’s head back — even then the Japanese kept coming.“He’s a tough fighter, tough opponent,” Cotto said. Since round number five, six, I already knew I’m not going to stop him.”Despite his heart, Kamegai didn’t have the power to hurt Cotto, who insisted he would stick to his plan to retire after one more fight this year.“I’m 36 already. I’m going to be 37 on october 29 and I think it’s enough. It’s enough boxing for me,” Cotto said. “One more in December and that will be all.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Cotto hadn’t fought since November 2015, when he lost the middleweight title to Canelo Alvarez, who later vacated the title to take on Gennady Golovkin on September 16.But the 36-year-old, who says he’ll retire after one more fight in December, was dominant as he improved to 45-1 with 33 wins inside the distance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingKamegai came right at Cotto from the opening bell, backing him into the ropes and sneaking in rights.But Cotto landed the harder punches, nailing him with a big left hook to end the first round. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CARSON, CA – AUGUST 26: Miguel Cotto punches Yoshihiro Kamegai, as Cotto goes on to win in a 12 round unanimous decision during the WBO Junior Middleweight title fight at StubHub Center on August 26, 2017 in Carson, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPPuerto Rican great Miguel Cotto battered back the determined challenge of Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai on Saturday to claim the vacant World Boxing organization junior middleweight world title.In an action-packed bout in an outdoor ring at the StubHub Center in suburban Los Angeles, Cotto emerged with a unanimous decision, winning it by scores of 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Abatayo adds to PH’s haul in lawn bowls with bronze MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Asked who he’d pick for an opponent in his final bout, Cotto deferred to trainer Freddy Roach.Roach mentioned the possibility of getting the winner of the Golovkin-Alvarez bout.“We’re not going to duck anybody,” Roach said. “We’re going to go out with a bang.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more