Fog advisory for the area this morning

first_imgBatesville, IN—Fog has developed across the southeastern Indiana area this morning, reducing visibilities below a mile. A few patches of dense fog are possible. Motorists should exercise extra caution and understand that visibility may change quickly along their routes. Only use low beam headlights and allow a little extra time to complete any travel.last_img

Heffernan expects tough battle with Thurles Sarsfields

first_imgHeffernan told Tipp FM that he’s used to facing formidable opposition since taking over the reins at Nenagh. Last night’s draw for the last eight has paired last year’s runners-up for the Dan Breen Cup with Thurles Sarsfields.Sars gained revenge for their Mid semi defeat to Drom & Inch, coming from behind to defeat them by 3 points in Thurles yesterday.That game throws in at Semple Stadium on Sunday at 4 o’clock.last_img

Business confidence still low in Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds Majority of companies in Costa Rica are family affairs Companies announce job openings in business, engineering and interpretation services Wariness about the country’s employment and economic situation caused a slight decline in confidence among business sector leaders during the first quarter of this year, according to a recent survey.The Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (CCCR) released results Wednesday of its Business Confidence Index, which measures perceptions quarterly on four variables: economy, employment, sales and the business situation.The index this time recorded the minimum level considered “confident,” a decrease over the previous quarter.Concerns about the country’s employment and economy knocked down the confidence score.Businesses also expressed a cautious hiring outlook for the upcoming quarter, with 14 percent of employers surveyed saying they are considering reducing their staff in the next three months.Chamber President Yolanda Fernández Ochoa described the low confidence level in employment as extremely worrisome, mostly because “that variable has failed to surpass the minimum confidence level for 19 consecutive quarters.”The CCCR’s survey found that the number of companies planning to hire decreased from the previous quarter, from 21 to 19 percent. Most employers — 67 percent — said they plan to maintain their current staffing levels.Despite the lukewarm confidence looking outward, those surveyed expressed strong confidence in their own firms’ sales and performance.The Chamber took the opportunity to ask the government to refrain from promoting the approval of new taxes, saying it “would further affect the private sector’s confidence as well as hiring and investment expectations.”The chamber surveyed CEOs, CFOs and other managers at 700 companies from March 16-31. The study has a margin of error of 3 percent and a confidence level of 95 percent. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Etihad Airways to initiate 14 weekly flights on Abu Dhabi – Sydney

first_imgEtihad Airways recently announced that all 14 weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi – Sydney route will be operated with its flagship A380 aircraft, effective from October 29, 2017.The current daily A380 Sydney flights will be joined by a second daily superjumbo service, upgraded from a 328-seat Boeing 777-300ER. The announcement comes as Etihad Airways marks the 10th anniversary of flying to Sydney, its first Australian destination.Featuring the carrier’s revolutionary The Residence – the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner, the additional deployment of the 496-seat double decker aircraft means one of Australia’s largest cities will join London and New York as an all-A380 operation.Business and leisure travellers to and from Abu Dhabi will enjoy increased capacity. The carrier will meet growing demand from the UAE and connecting cities across the Gulf region, Middle East and Europe.Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways CEO, said, “By introducing the A380 on the second daily flight, we are able to ensure our flagship product is on all of the Sydney services each week. The upgrade of this service will help fulfil growing demand, benefiting travellers to and from Abu Dhabi, and across Etihad Airways’ global network.”last_img read more