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Bali volcano: Mt Agung ash shuts airport for second day


Massive plumes of dark ash were seen reaching as high as 3km (2 miles) above the summit of the rumbling volcano, which began erupting last week. Officials raised the alert to the highest level on Monday, fearing an imminent major eruption. Up to 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the vicinity. Volcanic ash can damage aeroplane engines or even cause them to fail, and also clogs fuel and cooling systems. Pilot visibility can also be hampered. The Transportation Ministry initially closed the Ngurah Rai (Denpasar) airport on M... Read More »

Gazprom builds 15 exploratory and development wells in Bangladesh in four years


At meeting Enlarged photo (JPG, 1 MB) The parties expressed their appreciation for the Company’s efforts in Bangladesh. It was noted that Gazprom had built 15 exploratory and development wells at seven fields in the country since 2013. Alexey Miller (center) Enlarged photo (JPG, 3 MB) Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali Enlarged photo (JPG, 843 KB) The meeting participants discussed the prospects for cooperation in oil and gas prospecting, exploration and development. Attention was also paid to further implementation ... Read More »

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Announces April – December 2016 Financial Results


North America Financial Highlights: Sales increased by 4,361 vehicles to 2,145,016 units. Operating income (excluding valuation gains/losses from interest-rate swaps) decreased to 398.1 billion yen (*$3.720 billion). (*currency translations above are approximate and based on an average 107-yen-to-dollar exchange rate) Fiscal Year Global Forecast (April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017):  Global consolidated vehicle sales of 8.9 million. Consolidated net revenue of 26.5 trillion yen (*$247.663 billion) Operating income of 1.85 trilli... Read More »

Starbucks and Seattle Chamber Host First in Series of Homelessness Forums


Last June, Poppe picked up a copy of the Seattle Times and saw a story about a couple living in a station wagon with two infants. For Poppe, those occurrences, separated by 33 years, are representative of a disturbing problem that demands a solution. “We have strong enough evidence that there is no level of homelessness that is not harmful to children,” Poppe told a full house at a State of Homelessness in Seattle forum held last week at Town Hall in downtown Seattle. “And in particular, we know that homelessness to pregnant women and to inf... Read More »

Tata Power empowers affirmative action community with caste certification documents


The caste certification documentation drive, for those belonging to the Affirmative Action communities, was attended by senior officials from Tata Power along with senior leaders from the region. Many of the employees from Tata Power also volunteered for the programme and helped in the smooth processing of the certificates under the TVW6 initiative. Speaking on the occasion, Mahesh Paranjpe, chief, hydro and renewable operations, Tata Power, said, “The caste certification drive among the underprivileged communities is another initiative by T... Read More »

The logistics of the future: from data goggles to electric trucks


The BMW Group will increasingly rely on innovation, digitalisation and sustainability for logistics in the future. A fully-networked supply chain, autonomous transport robots and the use of existing vehicle information for the delivery process will make logistics even more flexible and efficient. Every day, a total of 30 million parts need delivering to the right place at the right time, so that around 9,000 new vehicles can be produced at the BMW Group’s 31 production locations worldwide. “Logistics is the heart of the BMW production system... Read More »

Panasonic Debuts Fastest-In-Class High-Volume Production Scanner


Supporting up to 100,000-sheet-daily duty cycles and speeds of up to 120 ppm/240 ipm (KV-S8127) and a class-leading 140 ppm/280 ipm (KV-S8147), the new scanners raise both image quality and productivity bars with such proprietary features as enhanced Large Scale Integrated Circuit-driven hardware image processing and Toughfeed mixed-media document handling with integrated mechanical de-skew and double-feed re-try. “If I had to pick just one word to describe the philosophy behind the development of the KV-S8127 and the KV-S8147, it would be ... Read More »

Mastercard Accelerates the Pace of Commerce Innovation with Launch of Mastercard Developers


The experimental APIs, developed at the company’s eight R&D Labs around the world, will help partners build, scale and enable payments on new platforms. At the same time, they will have a foundation to explore payments integration into new categories such as augmented reality, virtual reality and the Internet of Things. “We see Mastercard Developers as empowering our customers, partners and their developers in their efforts to innovate and grow their own businesses,” said Oran Cummins, senior vice president for APIs at Mastercard. “The n... Read More »

The Starbucks Foundation Donates $100,000 for Louisiana Flood Relief


“We continue to keep those impacted by the flooding in our thoughts and prayers,” said Derrick Pratt, Starbucks regional vice president. “We will support disaster relief efforts and help the people in the region during this difficult time.” Customers and partners (employees) who wish to aid in the recovery may text “LAFLOODS” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief or visit the American Red Cross website. ... Read More »

Boeing to Provide Airport and Airspace Modeling Services to Assist Turkish Authorities


Through the agreement, Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen will provide its Total Airport and Airspace Modeler (TAAM) solution to assist IGA and DHMI, Turkey’s General Directorate of State Airports Authority. This group will support the development of Istanbul New Airport airspace design, the airport operation optimization program and an operational readiness plan. “We look forward to working with IGA and DHMI to find the most effective operational concepts for the Istanbul area, as part of the overall investment in the infrastructure of Turkish aero... Read More »

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