Keep your head, and your past clients

first_imgIt’s difficult to write a positive article when solicitors’ firms are facing the reality of Professor Stephen Mayson’s prediction from a couple of years ago, when he told the profession that thousands of firms faced extinction.Mayson’s prediction is coming true even without the pressure of the Legal Services Act – profitable, well-established and valuable firms are now being forced out of business by rising insurance premiums. Marketing cannot offer any immediate relief, but a few thoughts occur to me for firms either closing or those continuing with the increased insurance burden. For those giving up the struggle, it’s worth remembering the value in your past clients. Your database is the valuable element in your firm that you or someone else can use – don’t let it slip away. For those continuing, aspects of marketing management will become more important. Business management suggests immediately reducing costs to increase profits, which means redundancy of staff and fee-earners. Another side to that profit question is: where does your firm make its best profits? In straightened times it’s difficult to say ‘no’ to all work offered, however it can be the right idea. If you know what types of work bring you the best profits then saying ‘no’ to lower-margin work allows the firm’s resources to be available for high-value work. If those resources (that is, people) don’t have a full caseload, then set them to work on the most valuable bit of any firm: past-satisfied clients and referral contacts. Write, call, email or meet all the people you can. Remind them of the services you offer and the benefits of good legal advice and preparedness. No one entered the legal profession to become a salesman, and many feel uncomfortable selling their work. You can call it ‘business development’ through ‘excellence of service to clients’ by ‘understanding their future legal needs’, but it is selling. To be harsh, those not capable or willing to do it, however brilliant a lawyer they may be, may well be the first to go. Be careful of those external suppliers offering ‘loads of new clients’ or ‘masses of new business’. There are few able to deliver the right number and suitable quality of enquiries. Dealing with and paying for new enquiry sources can distract you from the main issue – profitable legal advice – and mean you end up answering the phone at all hours for no fees. There are no easy or quick fixes to the market conditions, which are not going to change in the near future. Hard work generating business from your past clients is the best way to go. Keep the high-margin work and pass the rest to someone else. Follow a plan to increase profit margins in all areas by whatever suitable means necessary and you’ll be ready to compete.last_img read more

Negligence and complex structures: Broster & Ors v Galliard Docklands Ltd & Anor

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Krasnodar: Russia’s ‘southern capital’ relies on urban rail

first_imgKrasnodar has plans not only to expand its tram network, but also to develop modern commuter services on existing railways.,Photo: Oleg BodnyaUKVZ is the latest manufacturer to supply trams for Krasnodar, with three recent orders.On June 27 the Krasnodar municipal parliament approved the allocation of 49m roubles towards the planning and design of a tram extension. This includes a geodetic survey and selecting the best method of protecting the infrastructure from flooding caused by heavy rain, which periodically affects the city. The planning phase is due to end in 2020, with construction expected to take around a year once final approval is granted and funding is received. Construction could cost as much as 450m roubles.The 2·5 km extension would run in the median of the northern part of Moskovskaya Ulitsa from the existing Solnechnaya Ulitsa turning loop to a new loop at the junction with the orbital Ulitsa Petra Metalnikova. Although only a short section, the project is significant. An officially confirmed and funded tram extension is quite an event in a country where the number of operational tram networks has fallen from 70 in 1991 to 59 — and most of these suffer from ageing infrastructure and rolling stock, exacerbated by a lack of investment. Under these conditions, services, ridership and modal share have steadily decreased.In contrast with most cities, Krasnodar did not close any part of its network after the start of the economic transition in 1991. It now covers 52·5 route-km, with two depots and a repair workshop; the most recent extension opened in 1998.The city’s population officially reached 1 million in August 2018, and the population of the urban area is estimated at 1·5 million. Krasnodar is Russia’s 16th-largest city, but also one of the fastest-growing, largely owing to domestic migration. The climate is as much of a draw as the expectations of big-city living, although in terms of employment and incomes Krasnodar does not far exceed the average for the country. Instead new arrivals experience congestion, caused by intensive residential expansion that has not been accompanied by meaningful development of transport infrastructure. Estimates for the next decade suggest that population growth is unlikely to slow.The narrow streets in the city centre — which often look semi-rural, despite being paved with asphalt — are not suitable for the heavy traffic. The tram network does not penetrate far into the areas of newer multi-storey residential blocks around the city’s historic core, forcing residents to either use buses or private cars. Car ownership in the city exceeds 400 per 1 000 inhabitants, and 150 000 cars enter from outside every day.A well-used networkThis congestion affects public transport. Peak services on most of the 15 tram routes are timetabled to run every 10 min, giving frequencies of 2 to 3 min on central sections served by multiple routes. In practice this is hampered by traffic jams at road junctions. The timetable introduced in 2015 reduced the commercial speeds of the slowest route to 14·8 km/h and the fastest to 15·6 km/h — these were previously 16 km/h and 17·4 km/h, respectively.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Photo: Vladimir WaldinNarrow streets in the city centre are unsuitable for heavy car traffic, which hampers tram speeds.Although much of the network is segregated, trams rarely have priority at road junctions. Several routes run along narrow cobbled streets, yet cross wider streets at grade, which are easily blocked by motorists. Only three short sections operate in mixed traffic on asphalt-covered tracks. That at Dmitrievskaya Damba forms a bottleneck affecting speed across the network.As in other Russian cities, significant growth of car traffic at the end of the 1990s led to calls for widening streets through the removal of tram tracks. These suggestions were rejected: the large number of tram passengers would have required double the road space to transport by bus.High ridership reflects the fact that Krasnodar is often regarded as having one of Russia’s best tram networks outside Moscow and St Petersburg. A significant role in the preservation and development of the network was played by the management team of municipal tram operator KTTU, headed by Anatoly Panin in 1989-2014.Farebox revenue covers all operational expenditure. This has been achieved through an increase in fares from 10 roubles in 2010 to 28 roubles in 2019. Furthermore, season tickets were withdrawn in April 2018, and discounts for smart card users were taken away the next year. Trams are the only mode run by KTTU that make money, and they carry 65% of all KTTU’s passengers.Tram fleet upgradesThe entire fleet of 268 trams is unidirectional, and mostly comes from four manufacturers: UKVZ, Tatra, UVZ and PK TS. A prototype bidirectional Stadler Metelitsa was tested on the network in 2016, but was considered too expensive to buy. That year PK TS entered discussions to establish local production of semi-knocked down kits, but these came to nothing. When the city finally found sufficient funds to renew its fleet, it opted for UKVZ stock.The average age of the rolling stock is around 30 years, and much is high-floor, which does not meet accessibility requirements. KTTU has identified 146 of its trams as being in need of replacement. The first to be withdrawn will be the 70 unrefurbished UKVZ vehicles  of types 71-605 and 71-608.The planned 3bn rouble fleet renewal is split into three instalments. Funding for 2019 has reached 1·15bn roubles, of which 75·3m roubles come from the city budget and most of the remainder from the Krasnodarski Krai regional government. This is sufficient for the purchase of 35 trams. Contracts were awarded in April and June for 27 and four single-section trams, respectively, worth 24·9m roubles each (taking into account a government subsidy of 8m roubles). A further four three-section trams worth a total of 284m roubles will not benefit from this subsidy. All 35 vehicles were ordered from UKVZ, which will supply its 16·4 m long partly low-floor 71-623-04 and 28 m long 71-631-04 types.Initial plans envisaged 98 trams to be delivered in 2019-21, but this may be revised upwards as cost-saving measures have been implemented. The first five of the short vehicles from the new procurement arrived in Krasnodar between July 20 and the end of August.Network expansion plansThe need for extra trams has become greater in the light of recently approved network expansions. In addition to the aforementioned extension on Moskovskaya Ulitsa, routes are planned to the Mikrorayon Gidrostroiteley and Gubernski districts. Besides these, a 300 m extension is to serve an intermodal hub being built in the south after the reconstruction of the Yablonovsky Bridge across the Kuban River to increase capacity.These would all be funded from the city budget. By contrast, a planned extension to the airport is likely to be paid for by airport operator Basel Aero. This could form the first phase of a longer extension that would eventually serve the planned new terminal being developed 4 km east of the current one.These tram extensions are identified as priorities in the Traffic Development Plan prepared by the Moscow Higher School of Economics and the A+S Transproekt consultancy under a 51·4m rouble contract. The study envisages a 15-year programme worth more than 151bn roubles, of which 51·7bn roubles is cited as the minimum requirement for public transport modes.Besides network expansions, priority measures include junction improvements, track segregation, platform extensions and traffic priority improvements, all aimed at raising commercial speeds to at least 19 km/h and releasing rolling stock to serve new sections.Longer-term network development is set to add another 18 route-km by 2033. Extensions in the north and west, as well as new segments in the city centre, would increase network coverage and reliability.The existing depots are close to capacity, so a third one would need to be built. This is likely to open in 2027. The proposed site, to the north of an earlier planned depot that was never built, would have capacity for 200 single-section trams.Once all the plans are carried out, daily ridership on the tram network is forecast to rise to 450 000 passengers, which would exceed 40% of all public transport journeys across the urban area. Even this estimate is conservative, as all of the planned extensions would be on segregated alignments and run through the most densely built up areas.Longer-term plans, likely to be realised only after 2034, envisage a further 7 km fast tram route to Stanitsa Yelizavetinskaya in the west.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#zoom inzoom outIntroducing commuter railThe city’s rail plans are not limited to trams. Although much debated, a metro would not be financially feasible, but upgrading existing railways for more intensive commuter services is a realistic option. The discussion is led by RZD subsidiary Kuban Express-Prigorod, and supported by residents’ lobby group City Solutions.Commuter rail services in Krasnodarski Krai are operated by KEP and North Caucasian PPK. The base service of 26 services each way per day across five routes is supplemented by longer-distance express services to Sochi (four times a day in each direction) and Rostov-na-Donu (two pairs a day). Short-distance shuttle services branded Gorodskaya Elektrichka (City Commuter Train) were introduced on December 10 2018, with seven return journeys per weekday.Three of the four railway lines into Krasnodar include single-track sections that form bottlenecks, as well as a relatively large number of level crossings. Furthermore, many outer stations do not have feeder bus connectivity or good park-and-ride facilities. Added to this are low service frequencies, so it is not surprising that only 1·2 million passengers were carried within the urban area in 2017.The Transport Development Plan forecasts more than 30 million passenger journeys in 2033 across the rail and tram networks if the minimum level of improvements is carried out. Planners from RZD forecast even higher ridership, based on the assumptions of full double-tracking and complete elimination of level crossings.Capacity is not hampered by the long-distance services, which generally arrive during the night. Freight traffic was a more significant factor, but is no longer an issue following the opening of a bypass on February 6 2019, which removed 96 000 tonnes of rail freight a day from the city’s network — equivalent to around 24 trains.Rail development plans also envisage the construction of two depots, more stations and rebuilding platforms at all existing stations to a standard 1 100 mm height, which would make them suitable for standard electric multiple-units. The average commercial speed is to reach at least 40 km/h.Funding sources have not yet been identified, but are likely to include some combination of federal funds, RZD and Basel Aero. No official cost estimate or timescale has been published, but experts have suggested a figure of around 140bn roubles. Completion could take place in 2028, with a staged construction programme from 2022 onwards.A working group for the project was established in March by Krasnodarski Krai Governor Veniamin Kondratyev and RZD General Director Oleg Belozerov, followed in April by a regional law to establish planning procedures.The plan is to establish four main radial routes, plus limited services on an orbital line between Vitaminkombinat and the Krasnodar-Sortirovochny freight yard, but this is potentially subject to change. A separate study has proposed closing the northern route into Krasnodar-1 so that trains either terminate at a new station at ZIP or fully switch to the orbital bypass before reaching the main station, while the railway would be converted to a motorway. The economics of this plan are unrealistic, however, so it seems unlikely that it would go ahead. Photo: Vladimir WaldinKrasnodar’s existing suburban rail network is in line for upgrades.Not just rail modesThe upgraded rail network would form the core of public transport, with trams serving those areas not served by heavy rail.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#zoom inzoom outThe bus and trolleybus networks will also be improved. Five dedicated bus lanes were introduced in mid-2019, and more will follow. The main bus routes and all trolleybuses are operated by KTTU, which took over bus services in the late 2000s following the bankruptcy of the former bus contractor. The 70 route-km trolleybus network has a fleet of 183 vehicles, and the 10 bus routes use 169 buses. The city recently ordered 12 low-floor battery trolleybuses from from Trans-Alpha with an off-wire range of 15 km. Each vehicle is worth 12·3m roubles, with a federal subsidy of 7·5m roubles per vehicle, and deliveries are due by November 11.A further 40 bus routes are operated by private firms using small and medium vehicles; these carry around 80 million passengers a year. KTTU’s bus, trolleybus and tram routes carried a total of 116·4 million passengers in 2018, but ridership has been falling steadily since 2010.Proposals in the Transport Development Plan also include a 2 km cable car between the city centre and Novaya Adygea on the opposite bank of the Kuban River. This would not only relieve road traffic on city’s two bridges, but enrich the cityscape with a popular tourist attraction. The report recommends that this be built as a private project.last_img read more

Driving Test Booking Service Reopens Following Essential Maintenance

first_imgThe service will show you available appointments at your other nearest driving test centres if your preferred choice is fully booked.All the available appointments are shown on the online service. The DVSA customer service centre does not have access to any other appointments, so please do not call them.There is not a ‘waiting list’ or ‘cancellation list’ for driving tests – you can only book the appointments you can see online.Practise with your driving instructorIt is vital that you are test ready if you want to book now, as tests could be at short notice.On average fewer than 50% of people pass the driving test and there could be long waiting times for a re-test – so you should only book when you are confident you can pass.DVSA encourages you to spend time practising on a variety of roads and in different driving conditions with your driving instructor before you book your test.Why appointments are only available within the next 6 weeksDVSA is only making appointments available within the next 6 weeks so they can react quickly to any changes in government guidance about coronavirus.New appointments will be made available each week, so a rolling 6-week period is available.Stay up to dateThis page will be updated if anything changes.Sign up for email alerts if this page changes. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has reopened the driving test booking service, following unprecedented demand on Friday 21 August 2020.The driving test booking service has reopened today (Wednesday 26 August 2020) following unprecedented demand that meant the service had to be taken offline for essential maintenance.DVSA has introduced a queuing system for people using the service.You’ll get a number and see where you are in the queue.What to expect when you book your driving testOnly 35,675 appointments are available during the next 6 weeks. This is because:people who had a test cancelled because of coronavirus and critical workers who applied for an emergency driving test were given priority to book a test within some of this timesocial distancing measures are limiting the number of tests DVSA can carry out per daysome critical worker tests are still being carried out as a priorityYou’ll only be able to see and book appointments available within the next 6 weeks.This means you must be ready to take your driving test within the next 6 weeks. If you’re not ready, do not try to book now.last_img read more

L.A Enterprises donate to New Age Adult Center

first_img Share Sharing is caring! BusinessHurricane MariaLocalNewsRelief L.A Enterprises donate to New Age Adult Center by: – December 22, 2017 Share Tweetcenter_img 143 Views   no discussions Share Press ReleaseL.A Enterprise in Glanvillia Portsmouth, established only a year ago, has been serving the north of the island and surrounding communities – offering a variety of services, including, wholesale and retail products, local produce, cell phone & electricity top-up, lottery tickets and Ice. This Christmas the Management & Staff of LA Enterprise is partnering with New Age Adult Center, a facility that houses 10 individuals (7 women, 3 men). New Age Adult Center was established in 2014 by Janillia and Lawrence Royer – two individuals with a passion for caring for senior citizens. The facility is run by five employees, at a small fee to the families of the residents which covers their basic needs and medication.The establishment has faced several challenges in recent months, following the passage of Hurricane Maria, since most of their funding and donations came from friends and family members overseas, as well as Ross university medical students.Today, December 21 2017, L.A Enterprise made a donation of white & wheat flour, crix, rice, powdered milk, beans, cleaning supplies and other grocery items to the New Age Adult Center.– / 7last_img read more

Even in a pandemic, Farmington Farmers Market wins top honors

first_imgFor a fourth consecutive year, the Farmington Farmers Market took top honors in WDIV-TV’s Vote 4 the Best competition among metro Detroit markets.Online voters determine the winners in multiple categories. The downtown market soared to the top in a field of 20 nominees, and locals say that’s neither luck nor accident.Farmers Market volunteers raised a fourth banner last week to celebrate the 2020 WDIV Best Of 4-peat win. (Farmington Farmers Market)Extra special winMarket Manager Walt Gajewski said this year’s win is extra special, considering the uncertainty of the past few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“There were so many unknowns, beginning with, were we even going to open the market, and then redoing our operating model, keeping up with and implementing state guidelines,” he said. “And now, here we are, more than 10 weeks into the season, and over 20,000 people to date have enjoyed direct access to fresh grown local produce from Michigan farms.”Gajewski said the award is a tribute to the greater community, volunteers, sponsors, city leaders, and Farmington’s public safety and public services departments, who are “the pulse behind Saturday life in a Michigan small town.”Hard-earned, well-deservedFarmington Mayor Sara Bowman described the win as “hard-earned and well-deserved. It’s another feather in the cap of what makes Farmington great.”“It’s no accident, and definitely not luck, that the market has earned the top title four years in a row,” she said. “The attention to detail and emphasis on ensuring our farmers meet the highest standards definitely set us apart. While we enjoy the Market from May through October, it is a year-round labor for Walt. He personally visits each farm to guarantee we receive the best quality, products, and service.”The Farmington Farmers Market has grown slowly over the past few months, now expanded into Riley Park.A-plus vendors, feel-good communityWright Beamer Attorneys has long supported the market as a sponsor, attorney Dirk Beamer said.“I served as President of the Downtown Development Authority when we inaugurated the park and pavilion, and since then, our firm has tried to support the market in any way possible,” he said. “The market reflects what is best about the greater Farmington community: local volunteers, a friendly and diverse crowd, easy access and walkability, and a commitment to things done right.”“When you put A-plus vendors and their products in the heart of a feel-good community, you turn shopping into an outing,” he added. “The market’s not an errand, it’s an event. And a great event at that.”Bowman said she is personally grateful to each of the volunteers who set up every Saturday morning in downtown Farmington. “They truly set us apart from other markets, and it’s something I hear over and over from visitors. Even the masks cannot hide the warm welcome we all receive at the entrance gate.”Masks are now required at the Farmington Farmers Market, and visitors are encouraged to social distance.Banding together for the marketVolunteer coordinator Mary Martin said the market has had a core group from the beginning of the season, and others have joined along the way. The majority are seniors, an “at risk” population. Some work 2-hour shifts at the entrances and exits, others stay for the day.Thanks to donations from Beaumont Health, kits provided by Oakland County, and a donation of “market masks” from Bowman, Saturday volunteers receive masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and water at the beginning of their shifts. Martin said it’s important for volunteers to know they’re safe and appreciated.Another volunteer puts in long hours behind the scenes, as well as on market days. Peggy Castine helps with marketing and maintaining farmingtonfarmersmarket.com, which has proved quite an undertaking with vendor information and pre-orders as part of the mix, Martin said.Volunteers are kept in the loop with the latest COVID-19 developments; Gajewski regularly shares information about market operations.“Everyone is banding together to make sure the market still succeeds,” Martin said. “That is as important to the volunteers as it is to the city, to Walt, and to the vendors… They know what it takes to get there, and they’ve been part of that.”To learn more about the Farmington Farmers Market, visit farmingtonfarmersmarket.com or follow the market on Facebook and Instagram. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Matthew Galloway advances to finals on Big Break Mexico

first_img</center> Share    ORLANDO, Fla. – After 10 episodes on the Golf Channel reality series “Big Break Mexico,” University of West Florida graduate Matthew Galloway has earned a spot in the finals. Galloway will face Taylor Collins in the season finale on Monday, July 29.Galloway advanced to the finals after defeating Jay Woodson in a four-hole semifinal in the episode airing on July 22. Taylor Collins from Nova Southeastern will face Galloway after winning her semifinal against Brent Long.Galloway was on the Argonauts men’s golf team that won a Division II national championship in 2008, while Collins won three Division II women’s golf national championships with Nova Southeastern and was individual medalist during her senior year in 2011.The two finalists will compete for an exemption into either a PGA or LPGA Tour event during the 2013 season. Galloway will vie for a spot in the 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba while Collins battle for an appearance in the 2013 Lorena Ochoa Invitational, both of which take place Nov. 14-17.Galloway was one of the most accomplished student-athletes to pass through the men’s golf program at UWF, collecting multiple accolades for his performances on the course and in the classroom. He is one of six Argonauts all-time to be a three-time All-American, including a first team selection in 2007. In both 2007 and 2008 he was recognized as an All-America Scholar as well as a Gulf South Conference “Top Ten” winner, one of the most prestigious awards in the GSC based on athletic, academic and extracurricular success.The native of Tampa, Fla. capped his career with a national championship ring after playing a big role in UWF’s 2008 NCAA Division II championship team. The two-time GSC Player of the Year holds the lowest career scoring average (72.78) of all Argonauts that competed all four seasons at UWF and the second-lowest average all-time. Galloway is also one of just two Argos to win an individual title every season he played, totaling four tournament victories.In his post-UWF career, Galloway has been a caddie for two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen. Galloway turned professional at the end of 2008 at the PGA TOUR Q-School, and he has been playing in mini-tours and qualifiers around the country. He is returning to the mini-tour circuit full time in 2013.Tune in to the Golf Channel on Monday, July 29 for the season finale of “Big Break Mexico”, which is channel 64 for Cox cable customers or channel 218 for DirecTV customers in the Pensacola area. Check your local provider for coverage. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.<p><p align=”center”>#ARGOS#</p><p><a href=”http://www.golfchannel.com/tv/big-break-mexico/” target=”_blank”>“Big Break Mexico” Website</a> </p><p><a href=”http://www.golfchannel.com/media/big-break-mexico-show-10-host-analysis-072213/” target=”_blank”>Video: “Big Break Mexico” Episode 10 Recap</a></p><p><a href=”http://www.golfchannel.com/about/bio/matthew-galloway/39cid=facebook_A_bb_MATTHEWGALLOWAYBIO_040513″ target=”_blank”>“Big Break Mexico” Bio – Matthew Galloway</a></p><p><a href=”http://www.golfchannel.com/media/matthew-galloway-photo-gallery/” target=”_blank”>“Big Break Mexico” Photos – Matthew Galloway</a></p><p>&nbsp;<div class=’print-friendly-story-button’><a onclick=’window.open(this.href,”_blank”);return false;’ href=’/news/2013/7/23/MGOLF_6696.aspx?print=true’>Print Friendly Version</a></div> <br><br> <center> photo provided by Golf Channel Matthew Galloway advances to finals on Big Break Mexicolast_img read more

Ternyata Senioritas Masih Jadi Patokan Panjang Pendek Rok Pramugari

first_imgKabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman express.co.uk (7/10/2018), pramugari yang telah bekerja lebih dari 15 tahun yakni Heater Poole mengungkapkan bagaimana seragam mereka benar-benar berarti. Poole mengungkapkan bahwa staf pramugari senior biasanya menggunakan rok yang lebih pendek. Sebab sebelum bisa menggunakan rok lebih pendek, pramugari harus melewati waktu tertentu untuk menjadi bagian dari kru.“Senioritas bahkan menentukan panjang rok kami-kami tidak dapat mengelimainya di atas batas tertentu sampai kami keluar dari masa percobaan. Setelah itu, tidak apa-apa untuk mempersingkat tepian dan menunjukkan sedikit kaki,” ungkap Poole.Dia mengungkapkan hal tersebut dalam bukunya yakni Cruising Altitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, dan Crazy Passengers di 35,000 Feet. Menurutnya, menjadi seorang senior pramugari juga mendikte banyak hal lain seperti ranjang yang dimiliki, lantai tempat tidur hingga seberapa tenang kamar yang digunakan.Namun, Poole mengatakan, untungnya pembatasan berat seperti itu tidak ada lagi untuk sebagian besar maskapai penerbangan. “Ini tidak seperti pada tahun 1960-an,” lanjut Poole.Dia mengatakan, waktu ini juga dikenal dengan Golden Age of flying, banyak wanita setidaknya harus memiliki tinggi dan berat badan yang proporsional. Peraturan modern didikte karena keamanan, sehingga tinggi dan berat badan pramugari tergantung pada seberapa baik orang tersebut dapat bekerja di kain.Baca juga: 10 Seragam Pramugari Paling Ikonik di DuniaMisalnya, terlalu tinggi dapat membatasi duduk di kursi keluar darurat dan membuktikan risiko keamanan. Maskapai Hong Kong Cathay Pacific melepas rok wajib dalam seragam untuk pramugari awal tahun ini. Sehingga pramugari kini bisa menggunakan celana panjang jika mereka mau.Bahkan Awak kabin British Airways yang perempuan juga bisa memakai celana panjang jika mereka memilih. Namun beberapa waktu lalu, maskapai penerbangan di Malaysia telah mendapat kecaman setelah dituduh memiliki pakaian yang terlalu terbuka. Pramugari penerbangan Malindo dan AirAsia telah disalahkan karena mengenakan pakaian yang terlalu ketat dan seksi.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSeragam Pramugari Garuda, Beda Warna, Beda Pula Arti dan Jabatannya05/05/2017In “Domestik”10 Seragam Pramugari Paling Ikonik di Dunia12/04/2017In “Domestik”Tak Suka Disebut Pramugari, Awak Kabin Tingkatkan Kinerja20/06/2017In “Domestik” Ilustrasi pramugari. Foto: Istimewa Awak kabin perempuan atau yang biasa disebut pramugari ternyata memiliki rahasia dengan seragam yang mereka kenakakan saat bertugas. Selain warna, panjang pendek sebuah rok pramugari juga menjadi salah satu rahasia yang tidak diketahui penumpang dan masyarakat awam. Di Indonesia, maskapai plat Merah, Garuda Indonesia memiliki empat warna seragamnya dan ini menggambarkan tingkat atau posisi mereka dalam penerbangan.Baca juga: Seragam Pramugari Garuda, Beda Warna, Beda Pula Arti dan JabatannyaDengan seragam berwarna toska, jingga, biru tua dan ungu, dimana pramugari berseragam toska dan jingga merupakan yang paling sibuk dalam kabin. Pramugari berseragam ungu adalah Maitre d’cabin salah satu posisi baru di kabin Garuda Experience dan biru tua digunakan oleh Flight Service Manager (FSM) yang memiliki jabatan langsung di bawah pilot.last_img read more

Kitada takes Itoen top spot

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES CHONAN, Chiba Pref. – Rui Kitada fired a 2-under-par 70 to move into sole possession of the lead Saturday while Japan LPGA money leader Momoko Ueda saw her hope for a fifth title of the year all but fade after the second round of the Itoen Ladies on Saturday. Kitada, aiming for her fourth career title, made three birdies with a lone bogey to stand at 5-under 139 to sit one stroke ahead of Hiromi Mogi and Australian Tamie Durdin at Great Island Club. Mogi had the day’s low of 68 for a share of second with overnight leader Durdin (73). IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

Teenager Ito earns table tennis accolade

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 “I’m honored to be given the award,” said Ito in a statement issued by the Japan Table Tennis Association on Thursday. “There’s been a tough period during the course of the season but I believe I got this because I overcame that.” KEYWORDS LONDON – Mima Ito, a 15-year-old table tennis prodigy, won the newly established Breakthrough Star of the Year award on Wednesday at the International Table Tennis Federation’s end-of-year awards in Lisbon.Ito, who won the German Open in March at 14 to become the youngest singles winner on the world tour, went on to reach the last eight in the world championships in May in China, surpassing Ai Fukuhara as the youngest Japanese player to reach that stage.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES table tennis, Mima Ito, International Table Tennis Federation last_img read more