Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Terra Mauricia Ltd (TERA.mu) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTerra Mauricia Limited is an investment holdings conglomerate that is engaged in the production and distribution of alcoholic products, such as wine and spirits, and cane spirits, as well as sale of various consumable goods, production and sale of electricity from coal and bagasse. The company also manufactures and sells hollow concrete blocks, aggregates, rock sand products, rents properties and engages in the property development and promotion activities that include, site identification and surveying, project conception, market survey, administration, project management, as well as marketing and sale. Terra Mauricia Limited operates within the segments of sugar, commercial and alcohol production, and energy. The company is based in Mauritius. Terra Mauricia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Stock market crash: here’s what I’d do if it happens again Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Andy Ross | Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. 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Stocks outperform, bonds, gold and cash over nearly every time period and staying invested is one of the surest ways to make money once the market recovers.This is why I’m continuing to drip-feed my investments and where necessary ‘average down’ and add to a shareholding I already have. If the market were to crash once again, which it could, then I feel well-prepared for that eventuality and indeed, see it as much as an opportunity as a threat.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The role of cash in a stock market crashYou may well have heard the saying “cash is king”. It’s true. Having cash available when a stock market plummets allows an investor to pick up bargains. Shares in Ashtead were as low as 29p in 2009 after the credit crunch. By the end of 2019 the share price has risen to well over £24, which is a phenomenal return over just a decade and doesn’t take into account dividends paid out along the way. This brings me to my second point, the role of being brave.Investing psychologyAs humans, we’re prone to a number of in-built psychological realities that can and do often inhibit our ability to invest as successfully as we could. Being aware of the challenges around, for example, confirmation bias and risk aversion are key to questioning our own decision-making and becoming better investors. It’s also vital to be brave during these market downturns, I feel. In a stock market crash, timing the market is incredibly difficult. But picking up shares, even if it’s not right at the bottom of the market is fundamentally a good idea. It’s not nice to look at a loss of 5% or 10% for a few months, but if you think long term, it’s highly likely that if you invest in good companies, the losses will only be temporary. The key is to have faith and be brave. If you do your research and invest in good companies, then you massively increase your chances of making money from shares over time.The planWith all this in mind, my plan to profit from any future stock market crash is to add as much cash as I can to my accounts, drip-feed those investments into high-quality companies trading at a discount, and to be brave. Then I’ll wait until the market turns the corner and enters once more into a bull market so I can hold and watch my investments rise. I strongly believe investors must act during a downturn and not be fearful. It’s disheartening to see investments go down in value, but it’s also an opportunity to add new holdings to top-up what you hold. 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They’re easy to buy and sell. You can invest in funds easily through online platforms, such as Hargreaves Lansdown. What’s the best way to invest £10,000? Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. They enable you to build a diversified portfolio. Through one investment you can gain exposure to many different companies. This lowers your portfolio risk. Image source: Getty Images Lindsell Train Global Equity They’re generally very cost-effective (although some are more expensive than others, so it’s important to check fees). 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Through this ISA, you could potentially pocket an extra £1,000.Finally, my advice is don’t invest the £10,000 all at once. Instead, drip-feed it into your investments over time. This will reduce the risk of losing money if the stock market falls in the near term. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown and Boohoo and has positions in the Fundsmith Equity fund and the Lindsell Train Global Equity fund. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group and Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” In terms of which funds or ETFs to invest in, I’d go for a selection of global equity products. These will give you exposure to leading companies listed all around the world.Some examples of global equity funds include: Fundsmith Equity Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! If you have £10,000 to invest, you’ve no shortage of options today. Stocks, investment funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), peer-to-peer loans, gold, and cryptocurrencies are just some of your options. So, what’s the best way to invest that money?How to invest £10,000: The first stepsThe first step is always to determine your financial goals, time horizon, and risk tolerance. This’ll help you work out which investments are best suited for you.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Are you looking to generate capital growth over the long term? Or are you looking for passive income now? And how much risk are you willing to take on to achieve your goals? In the financial world, risk is directly related to reward. Would you be comfortable if the value of your portfolio fell by 20% in the short term? These are the kinds of questions to ask yourself.Once you’ve thought about your financial goals and risk tolerance, you can then set about choosing the best investments for your £10,000.The best investments for £10kIf your goal is to generate capital growth over the long term (the goal for many investors) and you’re happy to take on a reasonable level of risk to achieve this, investments funds, or ETFs that invest in shares, are your best bet for a £10,000 investment, in my opinion.Funds and ETFs offer investors a number of advantages: Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address They save you money on trading commissions. If you were to buy 20 stocks instead of a fund, you’re looking at hundreds of pounds in trading commissions. 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Light Loft / LPzR architetti associatiSave this projectSaveLight Loft / LPzR architetti associati Construction Supervisor:Gabriele Pranzo-ZaccariaStructural Engineering:Nicola BoreattiClient:MD GroupArchitect In Charge:Gabriele Pranzo-ZaccariaDesign Team:Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Luca Gobbo, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Federico ReyneriCity:MilanCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!BeforeSave this picture!© Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-ZaccariaContextThe building is located in Milan (Italy), close to a well known shopping district. It is a typical sixties warehouse, placed in a courtyard.Save this picture!© Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria ProjectThe project is about the complete restyling and refurbishing of the ground floor of the building. 5 luxury multi-level apartments take place in the center of Milan. Continuous spaces, complex perceptions, transparent and reflective materials give a feeling of lightness and volumetric expansion. Steel, glass, epoxy resins, last-generation composite materials are used for these contemporary, minimalistic spaces.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Residence: Claudio SilvestrinArticlesVenice Biennale 2014: British Council Calls for ProposalsArticlesProject locationAddress:via Marghera 32, Milano, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share photographs: Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-ZaccariaPhotographs: Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria Photographs Save this picture!© Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria+ 12 Share 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373331/light-loft-lpzr-architetti-associati Clipboard Year: “COPY” Area: 500 m² Area: 500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: LPzR architetti associati Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Main Contractor: Italy NICA costruzioni s.r.l. “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/373331/light-loft-lpzr-architetti-associati Clipboard Apartments Year: Light Loft / LPzR architetti associati 2009 Projects CopyApartments•Milan, Italy CopyAbout this officeLPzR architetti associatiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMilanHousingItalyPublished on May 21, 2013Cite: “Light Loft / LPzR architetti associati” 21 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Help the Heroes creates mobile Hero Bears game Howard Lake | 14 October 2013 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 129 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Help for Heroes has created a mobile game that will raise funds for the forces charity.Players of Hero Bears have to carry an animated a bear on a stretcher and collect as many coins as possible to gain the highest score. During the game they will hear feedback, both positive and negative, from celebrities including Jeremy Clarkson and Lorraine Kelly.The game, available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire devices, is explicitly a fundraising tool. It costs £1.99, and £1 from the sale price of each download will be contributed to Help for Heroes Trading Limited which Gift Aids all its taxable profits to Help for Heroes.The app was created for free for the charity by Supersonic Software and AppyNation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital mobile
Cancer Research UK has launched Race for Life at Home to help it raise funds with this year’s Race for Life currently postponed until the autumn due to the coronavirus pandemic.Cancer Research UK has partnered with Tesco to launch the event, which asks everyone to Race for Life in their own way and raise funds for cancer research.The Race for Life at Home campaign has been developed with creative agency Anomaly and will appear across social media, leading with the message, ‘Apart but still together. It aims to generate buzz through online and social media activity, encouraging supporters to participate in influencer-led live events and to come up with their own challenges, alone or with their family, in their own homes.Once participants have signed up on Race for Life’s website, they can get involved in three ways:Join Facebook Live events – a variety of hosts will lead participants through different exercise routinesCreate their own challenge from their living room – such as a record number of burpees or a yoga sessionGo for a solo walk, jog, or run 5k, 10k or a lap around the gardenParticipants are also encouraged to share their challenges and activities on their own social media channels using the hashtag #RaceForLifeAtHome. Updates on the online Facebook live events, including dates and hosts, will be available on Race for Life’s Facebook page in the coming weeks. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7f7BJBkUs4g[/youtube] Tagged with: Cancer Research UK fundraising events Sarah Pickersgill, Head of Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life said:“We’ve made the difficult decision to postpone our Race for Life events until later in the year, and this will inevitably have an impact on Cancer Research UK’s ability to carry out life-saving research. While many of us may feel our lives have been put on hold, cancer hasn’t stopped, and people affected by cancer need our support more than ever.“We wanted to do something to bring our fantastic community together and thank them for their ongoing patience and commitment. Everyone who signs up can get creative and take part in whatever way they want.” Advertisement 857 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One week ago we launched the Local Landmarks Challenge. We’ve been blown away with the response! If you or anyone you know would like to join https://t.co/XOTaU3aPZy#SoloRunning #LLC #LocalLandmarksChallenge pic.twitter.com/aqs9FwsPAV— LondonLandmarks Half (@LLHalf) March 26, 2020 Two more fundraising events launched in response to Covid-19London Landmarks Half Marathon organisers Tommy’s also announced a new challenge last month with the event currently on hold due to the virus.The Local Landmarks Challenge challenges runners to identify their own ‘Local Landmarks’ and map a run around these local historical, hidden and quirky gems. From the local church, to a favourite park, or a well-loved statue or town museum, the Local Landmarks Challenge calls for runners to commit to either a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon around their local landmarks. Runners who complete the challenge by May 3 2020 will earn an exclusive medal. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Together As One virtual run encourages people to run or walk wherever they are in the UK, on the original Marathon date of Sunday, 26 April. Children with Cancer UK is asking people to use their one form of daily exercise to make a difference, with any funds raised going toward lifesaving childhood cancer research.The event starts at 9.30am, lasting one hour and it can be undertaken anywhere, in gardens, local parks or on treadmills. Entry to the virtual run costs £5.00 and any additional funds raised by participants will go towards research into the fight against childhood cancer. Once signed up, runners will get a digital fundraising pack to help with fundraising for the event.Children with Cancer UK is also taking part in the 2.6 Challenge this month, which asks people to take part in an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April. 856 total views, 2 views today Let’s come ‘together as one’ all over the country. Sign up to the #TogetherAsOneRun, grab your trainers, and head for your very own start line on 26 April at 9:30am for @CwC_UK. Sign up at:https://t.co/tI51xlvVzt pic.twitter.com/hwAjR1ybk0— Children with Cancer UK Events (@CwC_UK_Events) April 12, 2020 Cancer Research UK launches Race for Life at Home Melanie May | 22 April 2020 | News Tommy’s hopes the Local Landmarks Challenge will encourage its community to continue fundraising for their chosen charities.The Local Landmarks Challenge is open to everyone, whether they had a place in LLHM 2020 or not. Those who do not have a confirmed place in the LLHM 2020 will be asked to pay a small entry fee to Tommy’s when they register. All profit is donated to Tommy’s to fund its research to save babies’ lives.Children with Cancer UK has also come up with a virtual fundraising challenge, this time in response to the postponement of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, which had almost 1400 runners sign up to raise money for Children with Cancer UK.
News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” August 13, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Administrative obstacles threaten Radio Free Europe in Minsk Organisation Receive email alerts to go further Follow the news on Belarus News News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News May 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders has expressed its concern over administrative obstacles threatening Radio Free Europe since the beginning of August.”There is too little foreign media in Belorussia. It would harm the Belorussian population to be deprived of an alternative source of information to public channels, such as Radio Free Europe”, said RSF General Secretary Robert Ménard, in a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Mikhaïl Khvostov. “We ask you to award credentials to all Radio Free Europe journalists who wish to have them, and not to obstruct the relocation of editorial staff. Unless this is done, we must conclude that your government is trying by all possible means to evict Radio Free Europe from the country”.According to our information, the authorities have been putting pressure on Radio Free Europe since the beginning of August. On 1 August, a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs threatened to cancel the credentials of all journalists working for Radio Free Europe’s Belorussian service if documentaries made by unaccreditied journalists were broadcast. Eleven journalists out of twenty-one are affected. The ministry refused to meet with the head of the Belorussian service, Mr. Lukaschuk, to discuss the matter. Furthermore, unplanned renovation work has begun on the buidings rented by the radio station in Minsk, thereby forcing most of the journalists to work temporarily on borrowed premises, as well as forcing the editorial staff to find new offices. A few weeks earlier, the radio station broadcast programmes in which several heads of literary publications made redundant by the President of the Republic, Alexandre Loukachenko, were allowed to speak. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia
Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Cover Story Car Tips for Road Trips From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 12:17 pm With the holidays around the corner, chances are that you’re going to be doing some driving – whether to visit family and friends or grab that perfect Christmas tree. Follow these tips to make sure your next road trip is a breeze.1. Clean your car before and during your trip – Go ahead, leave the napkins and gum wrappers under your seat. A few days into your trip, when the old gum wrappers are joined by new fast food wrappers, when the glove box starts overflowing with hotel receipts and local maps, when dog hair starts sticking to your luggage and your gear, you’ll rue the day you failed to pull out the Shop-Vac. Clean your car before you go for a road trip – you will be happier and able to focus on what’s really important!2. Check your vehicle – About a week before you leave for a long road trip, have your mechanic check your car’s fluid levels, brakes, tires and anything else that could cause problems. Be sure your spare tire is fully inflated and that you have jumper cables and extra wiper fluid on hand.3. Get off the highways — but beware the Blue Highways – Unless you have a specific destination and a strict schedule, there is little point in hitting the roads to see the country if you don’t spend some time on the back roads. However, some “blue highways” (as certain back roads were called in the popular book by William Least Heat-Moon) are not much more than endless strip malls. Most U.S. road maps have some indicator of whether a “back road” is an interesting one.4. Anticipate trouble spots – If you are grinding out long miles on a road trip, it’s not hard to find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time — like trying to cross the Hudson River at rush hour, or driving the long bridges to Key West on the Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend. You’ll want to plan ahead so you cross the Hudson at, say, 10:30 a.m., or blast down to Key West on a Thursday.5. Join a roadside rescue service – If you take enough road trips, eventually you will end up stranded in without a tow truck in sight. Having that 800-number that immediately ties you in to approved local tow services and mechanics is going to save you a lot of hassle, and also shield you from some of the dangers of the road that none of us wishes to encounter.JK Volvo is located at 1587 East Walnut in Pasadena. You can reach JK Volvo at (626) 792-2240. You can visit them at www.jkvolvospecialists.com. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it
OCA top 2 were ESL students 2018 Education Year in Review logo wide.jpg Twitter Southern Style Potato SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has scheduled a Topping Out ceremony, placement of the final steel beam atop the UTPB Engineering Building, at 10 a.m. Monday in the North West corner of the parking lot at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N. FM1788, Midland.“Topping Out” is a major structural milestone in the construction of significant buildings. A tree attached to a beam represents one of the construction industry’s oldest traditions brought from Europe to the United States.Ironworkers have continued the topping out event, because their skills make them the first to reach the pinnacle of a structure.For the UTPB Engineering Building, a rigging beam has been designated for the Topping Out Ceremony. Following the ceremony it will be flown into place.The public is invited to invited to commemorate the event by personally signing the beam and then, if weather permits, witnessing the ironworkers’ process to hoist it into place.There will be an opportunity to tour the construction area following the ceremony.Individuals who wish to participate in this tour should not wear high heels or open-toed shoes.For more information, call 432-552-2547.ON THE NETwww.utpb.edu Registration set for engineering camp Facebook Facebook Home Local News Education Topping Out ceremony WhatsApp By admin – January 28, 2018 Previous articleBBB: Decrypting crypto currencies: Unraveling the mysteries behind bitcoinsNext articleConaway says he’s still ready to serve admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Local NewsEducation Topping Out ceremony Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Noel earns award
Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. – They say travel is all about the journey, but if you’re looking to avoid flight delays when leaving Tompkins County, it really is about the destination.With holiday travel around the corner and snowbirds preparing to fly south, Tompkins residents will be happy to know that flights in and out of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport are generally reliable. To maximize chances of getting out of town without delay, though, travelers should choose their hub wisely.The Ithaca Voice looked at data from Ithaca, Elmira and Syracuse airports to see how flight reliability compared across hubs with Ithaca connections in 2018 – Detroit, Philadelphia, Newark from January until October, and Washington Dulles since October. Across the three local airports, flights to and from Detroit performed best while flights through Newark performed worst. Nationally, on-time performance averages 79 percent; all analyzed routes other than Newark performed on par with or better than the national average.Performance data for routes to and from Ithaca, Elmira and Syracuse were provided to The Ithaca Voice by Ken Hodges, a demographer by day and aviation tracker by night. Hodges calls himself an “at large” member of the Tompkins County Air Services Board, an advisory group that weighs in on ITH services and marketing. Hodges collected data from FlightAware.com and other flight tracking sites, and has shared his findings with the ASB.At larger airports, performance data are formally tracked, reported to the Department of Transportation, and made publicly available. Only airlines that carry more than 0.5 percent of national passengers, however, are required to report performance data to the DOT. While routes through ITH run under the umbrella of Delta, United and American Airlines, each company contracts a smaller carrier to transport their ITH traffic. Delta flights between ITH and Detroit are operated by SkyWest Airlines, United flights between ITH and Newark (previously) or Dulles (currently) are operated by CommutAir, and American flights between ITH and Philadelphia are operated by Piedmont Airlines. Only SkyWest is large enough to report data to the DOT, and their numbers are in line with those collected by Hodges. Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport director Mike Hall said weather issues at hub airports are the greatest cause of delays for Ithaca flights, rather than local conditions. Philadelphia flights to and from ITH, for example, made it to their destination on the scheduled date about 92 percent of the time in 2018, with about an 85 percent on-time record. While the route’s performance is still better than the national average, Hall said those relatively low numbers are the result of conditions at PHL.“Philadelphia has parallel runways,” he said, “and they’re too close together. Even with precision approaches, when the weather is bad you can’t operate both simultaneously.”In that situation, airlines have to reduce traffic by canceling flights. Because aircraft flying into Ithaca carry few passengers, the route is high on the list of flights to cancel, Hall said.Newark also has parallel runways that are subject to the same issue: from January until October, when the Ithaca-Newark route was cut, flights completed on the scheduled date about 90 percent of the time with an on-time rate of about 69 percent. Hall said that’s part of the reason United replaced the route with flights to Dulles.Related: United Airlines to add third flight connecting Ithaca to Washington, D.C. The Dulles route only started operating in October, so it doesn’t have much of an established track record yet – and hasn’t weathered a winter. Preliminarily, though, its performance and sales have been strong enough that United announced plans to add a third daily flight in April.While most variation in flight reliability out of the area has to do with the hub, performance may differ on any given day between ITH, ELM and SYR. Hall said ground conditions are rarely a problem at ITH, but low visibility can keep flights from landing at any of the region’s airports. In the past, pilots landing in low visibility conditions relied on ground instruments, which could be unreliable and could therefore cause delays. Now, according to Hall, virtually all commercial aircraft use on-board satellite navigation to land in low visibility conditions. Still, when the cloud ceiling is too low, airports are required to cancel or divert arriving flights.“Our weather is pretty good and our surface conditions are always good,” Hall said. “As ugly as it seems sometimes out of Ithaca, it probably ain’t any prettier anywhere else (upstate) except by luck of the draw.”Featured image: A ground crew prepares for deplaning at ITH. (Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice) Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: Tagged: flight reliability, ithaca tompkins regional airport, travel Devon Magliozzi