“Recently government-imposed travel restrictions have effectively stifled any hope of a stable and progressive recovery, Norwegian has been hit from all sides by factors outside of our control,” said Norwegian chief executive, Jacob Schram. “This is a sad day for everyone at Norwegian and I sincerely apologise to all our colleagues that are now affected, but there is no other alternative.”He added: “Prior to Covid-19, Norwegian employed more than 10,000 people, but the coming months there will be only 600 colleagues employed. – Advertisement – Norwegian argues its operations are unsustainable in light of travel restrictions imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic which actively discourage passengers from travelling. The consequences of the government-imposed travel restrictions are critical and Norwegian needs to keep its running costs to a minimum, while the company continues to work on solutions to survive.“Following the disappointing announcement from the government, we have no choice but to furlough an additional 1,600 colleagues and park 15 of the 21 aircraft we have operated the past months. – Advertisement – OlderServiced apartments weather Covid-19 storm in Europe “Our goal is to keep six aircraft on domestic routes in Norway, and I expect that Norwegian will also receive route support from the ministry of transportation, as previously announced.”Norwegian will continue to operate a small number of routes, from Oslo to Alta, Bergen, Bodø, Evenes, Haugesund, Kirkenes, Molde, Stavanger, Tromsø, Trondheim and Ålesund.Flights will also operate on the Tromsø-Longyearbyen route. Norwegian has furloughed a further tranche of employees and announced new reductions in capacity.The decision follows a move by the government of Norway to deny the low-cost carrier further financial support yesterday.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
“We will try to meet the residents’ needs,” Edy went on to say.Read also: Extreme drought triggers water crisis in East Nusa TenggaraThe Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) had warned about a risk of extreme weather in the upcoming days due to the transition from the dry season to the rainy season.The agency has alerted residents of East Java, Bali, most parts of West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara to be prepared for drought in September, even though the dry season usually peaks in August.The agency had previously estimated the dry season would be less severe this year than in previous years. (trn)Topics : With 15 of 18 districts in Yogyakarta’s Gunungkidul regency hit by drought, authorities estimate that more than 120,000 residents will experience a shortage of water.“We have received requests for clean water supplies from 11 affected districts,” Gunungkidul Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) acting head Edy Basuki said on Tuesday, as quoted by tempo.co.The local administration has allocated a Rp 700 million (US$47,719) for clean water procurement to handle shortages in the region. The BPBD has delivered a total of 550 water tanks to the affected residents so far.
Batesville-based company Hill-Rom has announced jobs cuts and restructuring.Hill-Rom will lay off 350 employees, which is about 5 percent of its global workforce, according to reports.The hospital bed company expects the layoffs and restructuring to create $30 million in annual savings. The company currently employs around 7,000 people globally, with approximately 2,000 of those located in Batesville.No word on how many of the job cuts will impact local associates.The company also reported that first quarter revenue fell 8.2 percent to 393 million, compared to 428 million in the same quarter last year.
RED BANK – The 20th anniversary 2013 George Sheehan Classic with its popular 5K (3.1 mile) distance as its main event, is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15.More than 2,500 runners are expected to participate in what is known as one of the Jersey Shore’s most renowned road races. Preregistration is still available, and the 5K is filling up quickly. The race is limited to 3,000 entrants.The race committee has had a great deal of community feedback over the years that running 5 miles was just a little too long for the everyday runner, and that sometimes the heat in June can be a factor. In response, it was decided last year that the 5K distance is the right match for the entire family to participate, either by racing or walking the scenic course.This year will be the 20th running of the event in Red Bank. The George Sheehan Classic began in 1981 as the Asbury Park 10K Classic and quickly became one of the major road running events on the national calendar. The race moved to Red Bank in 1994 and was renamed to honor the memory of Dr. George Sheehan, the prominent author, philosopher and area physician. “The Doc” has been called the “father of the running boom” in the United States.The Sheehan family is planning a release of a new book of his life’s work next year to commemorate the 20th year of his passing.As part of the Sheehan Classic, the Friday evening Kids’ Classic will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 14. It’s a series of children’s races of various distances – from toddler to age 13. Kids will be treated to face painting, characters and treats from area establishments like Smoothie King and Sugarush. Free entertainment will accompany the kids’ races at the Runner’s Expo Village, on the banks of the Navesink. The expo is open from 2 to 8:30 p.m.The main race will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Event finishers enjoy a picnic breakfast in the park, followed by a popular post-race block party at 10:30 with music and an awards ceremony.More than $2,500 in prize money will be distributed in the 5- kilometer run to top five overall finishers, top New Jersey finishers and age-category winners.The race is part of the Jersey Shore Golden Grand Prix, sponsored by McLoone’s. It’s a series of races that offers prize money to overall and age category winners. The five events are: Spring Lake 5, George Sheehan Classic, Belmar 5, Asbury Park 5K and Pier House 5K.For Sheehan Classic information and registration, call the event hotline 732-571-2162 or check the website at www.sheehanclassic.org.