The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with the airports of the United Kingdom, 141 thousand passengers, which is a decrease of 59,6% compared to the same period last year. In August 2020, Croatian airports recorded 584 passengers or 807% less than in the same month last year, when the turnover was 70,0 passengers, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Source: CBS Circumstances caused by the spread of COVID-19 disease directly affected the decline in passenger traffic at Croatian airports. The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport with 271 thousand passengers (a decrease of 59,5% compared to August 2019, when 669 thousand passengers were transported), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 117 thousand passengers (a decrease of 77,6% in compared to August 2019, when 522 thousand passengers were transported) and Zagreb Airport with 93 thousand passengers (a decrease of 75,2% compared to August 2019, when 374 thousand passengers were transported). The total number of aircraft landings and take-offs at airports in August 2020 was 11, a decrease of 613% compared to August 41,5, when the number of landings and take-offs was 2019.
“There are significant advantages to be gained by establishing a level playing field between alpha, smart beta and bulk beta investments, as well as by treating risk management as a source of value creation rather than only considering return generation.”Ford added: “In an increasing number of jurisdictions, our clients are asking us to augment their internal resources by taking on the responsibility for implementing part of or their entire portfolio through a delegated or outsourced CIO service.”Mansi was named European delegated CIO in 2011 as part of a move to establish a separate team for Towers Watson’s delegated business.It has since gone on to win clients including the Lafarge UK Pension Plan and the scheme for car manufacturer Jaguar. Towers Watson has promoted Chris Mansi, currently the consultancy’s European delegated CIO, to a global role in charge of all $60bn (€44.2bn) of delegated mandates.Mansi, who has been with the firm for 15 years, has been promoted alongside Craig Baker.Baker was previously global head of research at Towers Watson’s investment division, and has been named global CIO.Chris Ford, global head of investments, said the changes were about providing a competitive advantage to clients.
THE $125,000 LANDALUCE STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 5 (of 9) Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PDTLove a Honeybadger–Victor Espinoza–122Tap It All–Santiago Gonzalez–118Miss Southern Miss–Flavien Prat–122Demigoddess–Brandon Boulanger–118Cioppino Pasadino–Edwin Maldonado–122Theonewewaitedfor–Rafael Bejarano–122Chalon–Tyler Baze–122First post time on Saturday is at 1:30 p.m. For scratches, changes and morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. ARCADIA, Calif. (July 6, 2016)–Rockingham Ranch’s Chalon and Peter Cantrell’s Miss Southern Miss head a field of six 2-year-old fillies, five of which are recent maiden winner’s, in Saturday’s $125,000 Landaluce Stakes going 5 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita.Originally titled the Hollywood Lassie and named for the ill-fated daughter of Terlingua, who was trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Landaluce, with Laffit Pincay Jr., aboard, won the 1982 Hollywood Lassie by 21 lengths while stopping the clock for six furlongs in 1:08 flat, but never ran again as she succumbed to the effects of a fever several months later. MISS SOUTHERN MISS: Trained by Keith Desormeaux, this Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready was bred by her owner and rallied strongly through the lane to win at first asking by 3 ¼ lengths going five furlongs here on June 9. Off at 7-1 in a field of eight, she split horses turning for home and galloped out many lengths clear of odds-on favorite Tap It All, who she will again face on Saturday. With Flavien Prat scheduled to ride her back, Miss Southern Miss would appear to have plenty of upside as she readies for her second career assignment. CHALON: Trained by Peter Miller, this Kentucky-bred filly by the Mineshaft stallion Dialed In fetched $110,000 at the Barretts March 2-year-old in training sale and she responded solid 2 ¼ length first-out maiden score going five furlongs here on June 23. Dismissed at 9-1, she showed good speed out of the gate and won in virtual gate to wire fashion while well within herself under Tyler Baze, who rides her back on Saturday. THEONEWEWAITEDFOR: Owned and bred in California by Heinz Steinmann, this daughter of Creative Cause was a gutty first-out maiden winner in open company going 4 ½ furlongs here on May 26. Trained by Mike Harrington, she pressed the early pace and prevailed by a half length while getting the distance in a rapid 51.80. Based at Los Alamitos, she’s out of Steinmann’s productive Eastern Echo mare, Yolo Lady, and looms a big threat stretching out a furlong. MILLER’S CHALON & DESORMEAUX’S MISS SOUTHERN MISS HEAD SATURDAY’S $125,000 LANDALUCE STAKES GOING 5 ½ FURLONGS AT SANTA ANITA
Defense appropriators can be expected to adhere closely to the funding levels set out in the defense authorization bill in crafting the fiscal 2018 spending bill, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told reporters Wednesday. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee also said that DOD should not anticipate any additional funds in FY 2018 and 2019 beyond the higher topline figures agreed to as part of last month’s budget deal, reports CQ. “I believe there is an absolute commitment to sticking to the budget agreement: 700 [billion dollars] this year, 716 [billion dollars] next year, which means no lower, no higher,” Thornberry said. “So the idea that, if there are deficiencies [for a particular account], you just add to the topline, I don’t think that will happen.”The budget agreement allocates a total of $700 billion for national defense programs in FY 2018 and $716 billion in FY 2019. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
A car enters an Indian Oil fuel station in New Delhi, India August 29, 2016 (representational image).Reuters fileSeven Indian companies feature in the Fortune 500 list of the world’s largest firms, with state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) remaining the top-ranked Indian company in the 2018 rankings and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) improving its position substantially.American retail giant Walmart tops the latest Fortune listing, while Indian Oil jumped to 137th position, from its 168th rank last year.”The world’s 500 largest companies generated $30 trillion in revenues and $1.9 trillion in profits in 2017. Together, this year’s Fortune Global 500 companies employ 67.7 million people worldwide and are represented by 33 countries,” Fortune said.The Mukesh Ambani-led RIL, whose main oil and gas business has been supplemented with the addition of telecom player Jio, was the top private company from India as its ranking improved by 55 places to 148, from being the 203rd last year.State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), which did not figure in the 2017 list, returned among the Forbes 500 with a ranking of 197th. Mukesh AmbaniReutersIn the continuing good story for oil companies at a time of rising prices, two Chinese majors — China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) and the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) — were at 3 and 4, respectively, while Royal Dutch Shell secured the 5th position on the list.State-run electric utility, State Grid Corporation of China is at the second position in the Fortune 500 of 2018.State-run oil marketer Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) moved up to 314th position, from 360th last year, while the government-owned State Bank of India (SBI) improved one place over last year to be at 216.Tata Motors improved its ranking to 232, from 247th last year.Private firm Rajesh Exports was the seventh Indian company on the list at the ranking of 405 as it fell over a hundred spots from 295 last year.In a separate category of globally most profitable companies topped by Apple, RIL became the most profitable Indian firm with a rank of 99.
BNP logoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is set to announce another round of demonstration programmes today, Thursday demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, reports UNB.”However, the party will not hold any programme on Thursday to Saturday,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told reporters at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office on Wednesday night.”We’ll announce our fresh programmes tomorrow (Thursday) but we won’t have any programme on Friday and Saturday,” he said.Fakhrul said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi will come up with the announcement of new programmes at a press briefing at the party’s Naya Paltan central office.A special court convicted former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on February 8 last. She was then sent to the old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.Hours after she was taken to jail, the party announced countrywide demonstrations for Friday and Saturday.Later, the party announced a three-day programme from Monday to Wednesday demanding her immediate release.As part of programmes, the party observed a token hunger strike on Wednesday while formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club on Monday and staged a sit-in programme in front of party’s Naya Paltan central office on Tuesday.
.Ten leaders and activists of the movement for quota reform, all accused in cases filed with Shahbagh police station, were released from jail on Tuesday, continuing the easing of the government’s hardline stance against dissenters, reports UNB.Those released were accused in various cases over vandalism, assaulting and preventing police from discharging their duties.Six of the released students, who were vocal under the banner of the Bangladesh General Students’ Right Protection Council, are its convener Hasan Al Mamun, joint convener Mojammel Niazi, members Faruk Hossain, Rashed Khan, Moshiur Rahman, and Atikur Rahman, of Dhaka University; Jashim Uddin and Shakhawat of Gazipur National University; and Masud Sardar and Sohel Islam of Rajshahi University and Chittagong University respectively.They were released from Dhaka central jail around12:00pm, said Mahbubur Rahman, jailer of the central jail.Earlier on Monday, separate courts granted bail to 32 university students, including now released Rashed Khan, who were accused in separate cases filed over violence during the back-to-back student movements demanding quota reform and safe roads.The government has in principle agreed with both groups’ demands and advanced legislation towards one.