Boeing takes order for more 737 MAX jets after return to service
Boeing stock is rallying after the company said it sold 75 more 737 MAX jets to Ryanair. The aircraft is set to return to regular service by the end of the year, finally bringing an end to a long-running struggle for Boeing. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The timing couldn't be better because the company is also dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led many airlines to cancel orders for planes. Boeing sells 737 MAX aircraft to RyanairIn November, the Federal Aviation Administration cleared the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to fly again, the company said on T...
In a boost for Boeing, Ryanair adds 75 Maxes to its existing order
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair on Thursday placed a firm order for 75 additional Boeing 737 Max airplanes, increasing its order book for the jet to 210. As the first new Max sale since the plane was ungrounded, the deal provides a much-needed boost for the commercial airplane giant as it struggles to revive its fortunes. In a press conference in Washington, D.C, Ryanair Group CEO Michael O'Leary and Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun extolled the safety of the upgraded Max and their confidence in the the aviation industry's ability to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic — perhaps more quickly than previou...
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Boeing shares surge on big 737 MAX order, global stocks mixed
New York (AFP) - Boeing shares surged Thursday after Ryanair confirmed a major order of Boeing 737 MAX jets while global stocks treaded water on mixed economic data. The deal for 75 planes by the Irish low-cost carrier was the first major order for the 737 MAX since the aircraft was grounded for 20 months following two fatal crashes. The news, along with a successful test flight by American Airlines, help send shares in Boeing higher as the aircraft moves closer to returning to the skies after winning approval by US regulators last month. Shares in Boeing jumped 6.0 percent, helping to lift th...
Boeing scores first 737 MAX order since grounding
London (AFP) - Boeing on Thursday picked up its first major order for the 737 MAX since the aircraft was grounded for 20 months following two fatal crashes, as Irish no-frills airline Ryanair signed a deal to acquire 75 of the planes. The order -- which lifted Boeing shares for a second straight session -- was a sign of confidence in the aircraft which is moving towards a return to service following approval by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last month after upgrades to the plane and pilot training protocols. "Ryanair... today signed a purchase agreement with Boeing for 75 new MA...
Police ask court for order to disband EndSARS panels of inquiry
The Nigeria Police on Thursday filed an application at the Federal High Court, Abuja, asking the court for an order to stop the judicial panels of enquiry set up by the various states to probe allegations of rights abuses by the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police. President Muhammadu Buhari in October ordered all states, including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, to probe activities of SARS following #EndSARS protests that rocked the country for 12 days. Governors were directed to establish judicial panels in their various states to curtail the waves of p...
Budget 2021 and the external sector in a changing global order | Daily FT
In the inaugural Budget speech, the Prime Minister proudly claimed: “We are at a time, when many countries have realised the geopolitical significance of our country.” Indeed, many political analysts have similarly pontificated about Sri Lanka’s ability to derive benefits from its supposedly increasing geopolitical significance. We strongly disagree though with the broadly celebratory assumption that these analysts share. Instead, we only see dangers for Sri Lanka in the context of heightened geopolitical tensionsBy the Collective for Economic DemocracyAnnual budgets announce the Government’s ...
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Ray Dalio: The Cycles Of Internal Order And Disorder
Ray Dalio has published the latest installments Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 of his “Changing World Order” study, which focuses on the cycles of internal order and disorder. Ray Dalio explores the timeless and universal cause/effect relationships that shape internal orders and behaviors that ultimately drive the shifts between periods of order and disorder.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreWith a specific focus on the US, Ray explains how the US is at a tipping point in which it could go from manageable internal tension to revolution and/or civil war. However, he emphasizes that the b...
Putin orders Russia to begin mass coronavirus vaccination next week
Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order on Wednesday for health authorities to begin providing mass vaccinations against the novel coronavirus to doctors and teachers next week.Russia has already produced about 2 million doses of a state-developed vaccine against the virus, Putin said in comments carried by state media."Let's agree that next week you will begin the large-scale vaccination," Putin told the deputy prime minister in charge of health issues, Tatyana Golikova, via a video chat.Russia was the first country to introduce a vaccine against the virus for widespread use, registe...
Beyond “yellow banners on websites”: How to restore moral and technical order in a time of misinformation
By Hanaa' TameezIn October, the Media Manipulation Casebook, published by the Technology and Social Change (TaSC) team at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Policy, gave us the tools to understand and analyze the origins and motives of some of the most viral misinformation and disinformation campaigns in the past few years.[Overwhelmed by covering organized misinformation campaigns? The Media Manipulation Casebook is a great place to start]With just four (!) weeks left in 2020, Dr. Joan Donovan, the research director of the Shorenstein Center, says that now is the time to thin...
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Why UPC must put its house in order – and fast
When I set off on a countrywide tour two weeks ago, I was resolved that I needed to reach out to every sub-region of this country and share with as many of the local UPC leaders and members as possible, Covid-19 limitations and SOPs allowing. The journey was premised on listening but also sharing my thoughts on the state of the party and possible way forward.Starting with West Nile (Arua), I was touched by the towering impact and contents of my elders Caleb and Aunt Susan who in their presence, the welcoming team were like me, a reassured family. All they yearn for is bold and coherent leaders...