People / Lars Winkelbauer from DHL to Polar Air; Robert Hyslop from Polar Air to DHL

first_img Polar Air Cargo has appointed Lars Winkelbauer (pictured) as chief operating officer and executive vice president, marking a return to the company after joining DHL in 2014.At Polar, he was vice president for marketing, revenue management and network planning and at DHL Asia Pacific, he took on regional aviation, control and network planning responsibilities.Polar chief executive William Flynn welcomed him back: “Lars’ in-depth knowledge of the company, the Asia-Pacific region and the express airfreight industry will help Polar and its sister companies.”And, in a “revolving door” move between DHL and its 49%-owned Polar subsidiary, Mr Winkelbauer’s predecessor, Robert Hyslop, will be taking the reins at DHL Express as senior vice president for global aviation. By Alexander Whiteman 31/05/2018 “We thank Rob for his leadership and commitment to operational excellence at Polar over the last four years,” said Mr Flynn. “During his tenure, Polar has expanded its network while continuing to provide reliable and consistent service to DHL and Polar’s other customers.”last_img read more

Former Howard Hughes exec’s Chelsea PH asks $50M

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now The apartment spans 6,400 square feet, and the 4,600-square-foot outdoor terrace offers views of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.ADVERTISEMENTFoster + Partners designed the condo project, which sits on the corner of 11th Avenue and has a private courtyard, a fitness center, yoga room, lounge and playroom.“The rooftop is what sets it most apart from any other home that I toured,” Weinreb told the Journal. “I love to swim and having the city’s largest private outdoor rooftop pool was a special feature.”Weinreb had purchased the unit as a pied-à-terre, but never moved in. He said he’s selling it now because he is spending less time in New York.The home is once again being sold as raw space, and can be built out with up to five bedrooms. The Corcoran Group’s Deborah Kern has the listing.[WSJ] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Full Name* Message*center_img Email Address* David Weinreb owns the penthouse at 551 West 21st. (Getty, Foster + Partners) Fancy a swim? A Manhattan penthouse equipped with a 61-foot-long, rooftop swimming pool is hitting the market asking nearly $50 million.The unit at 551 West 21st Street in West Chelsea belongs to David Weinreb, co-founder and former CEO of the Howard Hughes Corporation, according to the Wall Street Journal. The real estate executive bought the penthouse as raw space for $38 million in 2017, and is now asking $49.995 million.Read moreWhat celeb buyers want during the pandemicMatt Damon lists Pacific Palisades mansion and heads to NYSoap star Joan Collins lists longtime Midtown pied-à-terrelast_img read more

Justice Labarga delivers St. Thomas commencement address

first_imgJustice Labarga delivers St. Thomas commencement address JUSTICE JORGE LABARGA of the Florida Supreme Court was the commencement speaker at the recent St. Thomas University School of Law graduation ceremony. Pictured from the left are Franklyn M. Casale, president of St. Thomas University, Dean Alfredo Garcia, Justice Labarga, and Herman J. Russomanno, chair of the Law School Board of Advisors and past president of The Florida Bar. June 15, 2010 Regular Newslast_img

Law firms face ethnicity pay gap headache

first_imgSamantha MangwanaCM Murray‘It is only by requiring similar transparency on the ethnicity pay gap that organisations will start to understand this problem in order to tackle it,’ she said. ‘While the ‘glass ceiling’ blocking female leadership in the work place is now recognised, this is part of a double whammy faced by many black and ethnic minority people, for whom ‘sticky floors’ prevent them from progressing in the first place.’Meanwhile, City firms Norton Rose Fulbright and Baker McKenzie are among signatories a charter committing themselves to ensuring employees from a minority ethnic background succeed. The Race at Work Charter commits businesses to principles and actions to help the recruitment and progression of minority ethnic employees.Sarah Gregory, diversity and inclusion partner at Baker McKenzie, said: ‘Huge progress has been made to improve the experience of ethnic minority colleagues in the workplace, but more still needs to be done. This is why, we are very excited today to be signing the Race at Work Charter and together with the government and other businesses look at improving ethnic minority representation at all levels of seniority.’ Law firms could face another dilemma about whether or not partners should be treated as employees as the prospect of ethnicity pay gap reporting looms.The government has begun seeking organisations’ views on reporting the pay gap for people from different ethnic backgrounds. The consultation, open until January, promises to set out in detail what information employers should publish. A Downing Street spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment on the critea for reporting and whether law firms will be required to include partners in the data.During this year’s gender pay gap reporting law firms came under fire for omitting partners on the grounds that they are ‘not employees’. Several firms subsequently recalculated their reports to include partners, after which the average gender pay gap signigicantly increased.Samantha Mangwana, partner at CM Murray, said the gender pay gap reporting showed the scale of the problem and provided a ‘catalyst for change’.last_img read more

Delhi takes to kick-boxing. Here’s where you can lick them or join them

first_imgHilary Swank boxed her way into the Oscars. Uma Thurman impressed Bill and the rest of the world with her high kicks. Now it’s Delhi’s turn to get fighting feet. City studios have been sparring with one another to lure fitness fiends and PYTs to don boxing gloves.Forget the Oscars,Hilary Swank boxed her way into the Oscars. Uma Thurman impressed Bill and the rest of the world with her high kicks. Now it’s Delhi’s turn to get fighting feet. City studios have been sparring with one another to lure fitness fiends and PYTs to don boxing gloves.Forget the Oscars and the blood and gore. If you want to kick some serious butt and look good doing it, get into the ring. Kickboxing is the new fitness fetish.First, let’s get all the facts straight. “Kickboxing as an athletic workout includes shadow boxing, kicking and heavy bag work complemented by strengthening and conditioning drills,” says instructor Robin Gogoi of Club Xcell.It can best be described as a mixture of karate and boxing, another east meets west trend. The traditional form of kickboxing, Muan Thai-popularly known as Thai boxing-is a full-contact martial art. The winner in a competition is determined only when the opponent is annihilated. Translation: possible death.In contrast, the modern version is a semi-contact sport. Those who swear by this workout don’t actually have to fight one another in any ring. Kickboxing allows them to enjoy all the benefits without actually sparring or spilling blood-burning fat, toning muscle, enhancing metabolic rate, achieving greater agility and flexibility, and, of course, a figure to die for.Body Force GYM Ring leader Get in the ring with trainer Edward Noordanis (left) and his class for an actual fightEdgar Noordanis means serious business with his weekend Thai boxing classes. He is undoubtedly the most professional trainer in Delhi and ridicules the city’s airconditioned studios. “I train my students outdoors and even hold classes during the blistering heat of May and June,” says this Dutch trainer who learnt Muan Thai in 1984 in Holland. One visit to his back garden and you know exactly what he’s talking about. He actually has a boxing ring there. Ten bags are hung around the boxing ring. “Different bags have different purposes- a hard, low hanging bag works for the shin, a six feet long bag is meant for combination work, and speed bags are purely for elbow work,” explains Noordanis proudly.The warm-up routine is clearly written for all to see on one wall of his shed. “You can’t throw a good punch if you’re unfit. So everybody has to run at least three kilometres on a dirt track, no matter how long it takes. That’s followed by 10 minutes of skipping, 200 sit-ups and 10 minutes of stretching. Mind you, that’s just the first hour,” says Noordanis. After a short water break, the second hour is for “bag work.” On Sundays, students fight in the ring. In spite of his rigorous workout, Noordanis has had 300 students in the last four years. “Rules are not bent even for new students,” he says. Only proving that his claim of a 10 kg weight loss in the first month is not just fluff. Fees: Rs 150 per class. Tel: 9810194427.Club Xcell advertisementHigh jinx Robin Gogoi incorporate self defence in their kickboxing classesTrainer Robin Gogoi has chalked out his aerobic and anaerobic kickboxing programme scientifically, an attribute he learnt from his Japanese karate grandmaster Haya Shi. This karate black beltholder describes the former as “aerobics topped with karate and boxing.” The anaerobic class is comparatively faster and is meant for people used to the regime. Saurabh Vig incorporate self defence in their kickboxing classes”This is a more intense class which utilises the chemical system of the body,” explains Gogoi. New students work on punching, kicking, striking and blocking. Only after they have familiarised themselves with the basic moves are they allowed to try out these techniques with music.”Kickboxing unites the mind, body and spirit, says Gogoi who ends his classes with a martial art meditating position, Seiza, where one squats on the knees with eyes shut. Gogoi also has an hour-long self-defence class that is a hit with women. Fees: Rs 1,815 per month. Tel: 9810259501.FitnesolutionFighting feet Kiran Sawhney of Fitnesolution believes that kickboxing helps one achieve perfect mind and body coordinationKiran Sawhney started this studio just 10 months ago and holds her kickboxing classes with her trainer pal Saurabh Vig. “Kickboxing has become a popular workout as it teaches one to stay positive,” says Sawhney. Judging from her batch of 20 trainees, there is clearly no age-bar for this exercise. “I even have a 60-year-old in my class,” she exclaims. Even though kickboxing is not a martial art per se, Sawhney believes that “it can come in handy when one is in a vulnerable situation.” She also makes it a point to give students tips on self defence. “The rules of a ring don’t apply in real life. The knees and elbows are our most powerful weapons. I always tell my students that if they are ever mugged, they should kick and punch the attacker’s groin,” says Sawhney, who is saving up to buy speed-bags for her studio. Fees: Rs 2,000 per month. Tel: 9810530027.Studio 8To really tone up those muscles, Vineeta Sarkar combines her kickboxing class with the gym ball and weightsVineeta Sarkar is on cloud nine. Her studio is a great hit with women in Gurgaon. “My kickboxing classes have become so popular that my students are constantly pressuring me to allot more classes, especially during the weekends,” she says. “A regular class begins with simple movements. As the tempo builds up, so does the complexity of the workout. Later, the class slows down again and students move to stretching their legs, arms and back to increase mobility. To really tone up those muscles, the last half hour of the session is devoted to the gym ball and weights.”Sarkar learnt her skills at the American Aerobics Fitness Association in San Diego. She claims her classes give her students “lean legs, sculpted arms and a flexible body”. No wonder she’s in such demand. Fees: Rs 2,000 a month. Tel: 9810202919.advertisementlast_img read more

Wednesday Cheat Sheet: Everything That’s Gone Viral The Past 24 Hours (2/18/15)

first_imgBraxton Miller running with the football for Ohio State.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Wide receiver Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to run the ball in the first quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images) Twitter/@BigJah15Twitter/@BigJah15Here’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours.1. Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota are planning to throw at the NFL combine.2. Duke’s freshman center Jahlil Okafor believes in mermaids and Bigfoot.3. Louisville Cardinals’ guard Chris Jones is suspended for their game vs. Syracuse tonight.4. Kentucky’s John Calipari took a picture with Dick Vitale and Seth Greenberg and tweeted “three fired coaches.” 5. It was reported Georgia’s new indoor football practice facility will cost approximately $30 million.  6. New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick visited the Indianna Hoosiers yesterday.7. Draymond Green and Nik Stauskas agreed on a wager for last night’s Michigan State vs. Michigan basketball game. 8. Former Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard tweeted and quoted Sooners’ coach Bob Stoops’ advice on domestic violence. 9. Five-star quarterback Shea Patterson committed to Ole Miss over LSU and USC. 10. Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett posted pictures of the screws he recently had removed from his ankle. Video of the Day: Kentucky’s Devin Booker Asked About the Tennessee Cheerleader He Ran IntoTweet of the Day: Oklahoma’s James Fraschilla Had A Funny Response When His Dad Posted A Baby Picture Of His On Twitterwelp. RT @franfraschilla: This guy @jamesfraschilla now a senior at Oklahoma.— James Fraschilla (@jamesfraschilla) February 17, 2015 Girlfriend of the Day: Nik Stauskas isn’t at Michigan anymore, but he and the lovely Taylor Anderson attended last night’s gameNik Stauskas back in the house— Bryan Fuller (@FullOfTwitt) February 18, 2015Check Out Tuesday’s Cheat Sheetlast_img read more

The Warriors RecordSetting Season

Curry’s 10 3-pointers in the season finale put him at 402 for the year, just a hair above the rough projection of 400. The previous record was 286, which Curry set last season. Lost in the commotion of Curry’s preposterous record is another startling record: Klay Thompson had 276 threes this season, seven more than Ray Allen’s 269 in 2005-06, which makes him the single-season leader among players who aren’t Steph Curry. As a team, the Warriors set a record for most threes made in a season (1,077) but not the record for most taken; Houston set both last season, and Golden State needed 88 fewer attempts to make 144 more shots from deep.Curry’s shooting percentages this season — 50.4 percent from the field, 45.4 percent from three, 90.8 percent from the line — make him only the third player to complete a 50-45-90 season while playing significant minutes, along with Steve Nash in 2007-08 and Steve Kerr in 1995-96, though Curry took far more shots than either. Embed Code Listen to our sports podcast, Hot Takedown, discuss the Warriors’ record-setting season. By Kyle Wagner More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed After a few weeks of shaky basketball and shakier odds of reaching the milestone, the Golden State Warriors throttled the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 Wednesday night to finish the season 73-9, breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for wins in a regular season. As usual, the Warriors did it in style.On a night when Golden State was sharing the marquee with Kobe Bryant’s white-knuckled farewell massacre (Bryant had 60 points, making him the second-oldest player to reach 50 in a game, the oldest to hit 60, and the only (future) Hall of Famer to score more than 30 in his final game; his 50 field-goal attempts were a record in all games dating to 1983-84), the Warriors put on the better show through three quarters. Stephen Curry had 46 points in 30 minutes and sat out the fourth quarter. He had 20 in the first, including this foolishness from just past the logo:The final win closes out a stretch run in which the Warriors looked unusually vulnerable, losing two of three early in April and sweating out a few more close games. Below is a chart of how the Warriors’ odds of reaching 73 wins looked throughout the season (though, as we’ve explained, end-of-season projections get a little squirrely because there are fewer games remaining and because of the nature of probability-based modeling): The magnitude of the Warriors’ season makes other records inevitable. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Golden State set records for the most road wins (34), the best start to a season (24-0), the best record against top-10 teams (21-2) and the longest home winning streak across seasons (54 games, including 2014-15). They were also the only team ever to finish a season without losing two games in a row and without losing to the same opponent twice (the 1995-96 Bulls dropped two to Indiana). Surely there are other, more minor records lying around waiting to be noticed, but the most improbable is finished: The Warriors have won more regular-season games than any other NBA team in history. Now it’s on to the playoffs, where that hardly matters at all.Check out our latest NBA predictions.CORRECTION (April 15, 5:27 p.m.): An earlier version of the chart in this post misrepresented the Warriors’ position on the vertical axis throughout the season, making it slightly lower than it should have been. For example, the team’s odds of winning 73 games at the beginning of the season were 0.0261, or 2.6 percent — not zero. The chart has been corrected. read more

Bdesh posthumously honours 12 Indian martyrs of IndoPak war

first_imgKolkata: The Bangladesh government, on the occasion of ‘Vijay Diwas’, posthumously honoured 12 Indian Armed Forces personnel on Sunday for sacrificing their lives during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. The day was celebrated at the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission’s office in the city, where Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim was present as the Chief Guest. Describing the honouring of the families of the martyred personnel as a great initiative by the Bangladesh government, GOC-in-C Eastern Command of the Army Lt Gen M M Naravane said the process of honouring martyred soldiers will continue in the years to come and it will strengthen the bond between the two countries. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We were forced into this conflict because of a humanitarian crisis of gigantic proportion, resulting in the annihilation of Pakistan Army and the birth of Bangladesh,” Naravane said. “Very rarely has it happened that when two countries fight, a third country is born,” he added. The Bangladesh government has decided to honour over 1,600 Indian Armed Forces personnel who laid down their lives in the eastern theatre during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. Vijay Diwas (victory day) is celebrated every year on this day to mark India’s decisive win over Pakistan and the birth of Bangladesh. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe families of seven Indian Army soldiers, two Air Force, two BSF personnel and one Navy personnel were handed over ‘Sammanana’ plaques by Bangladesh Minister of Liberation War Affairs A K M Mozammel Haque at the Indian Army’s Eastern Command Headquarter Fort William here. Prior to this, a wreath laying ceremony was held at Vijay Smarak to pay respects to the martyred soldiers. Honouring soldiers who were martyred in the war in the eastern theatre commenced in 2017 with the Bangladesh prime minister giving away the plaques to families of seven soldiers, he said. The GOC-in-C of Eastern Command, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, retired Armed Forces officers and leaders of a Bangladeshi delegation visiting India for the occasion, laid the wreaths at the memorial. The Bangladesh delegation included 30 ‘Muktijoddhas’, who took part in the liberation war, and six serving officers of Bangladesh’s Armed Forces. Describing December 16 as the most glorious day in the life of every Bengali, Haque said the fruits of freedom were achieved after suffering a nine-month long genocide by the Pakistani forces, wherein 30 lakh people lost their lives and two lakh women were raped. “The Indian soldiers fought for our cause and laid down their lives,” he said.last_img read more