JETEX LONDON TO WOW PRIVATE JET FLYERS

Jetex announces its first FBO in London, a top-tier destination for the brand’s robust international expansion

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — London is a natural next destination for Jetex, an award-winning global leader in executive aviation, and it becomes the brand’s 35th international FBO location. Jetex entered in an agreement with Avia Solutions Group to operate the FBO at Hangar 510 at Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB/BQH).

The airport rightfully holds a pride of place in British History. Opened in 1916, the property was vacated by the Royal Air Force in 1992 and has operated as a privately-owned civilian airfield dedicated to business and civilian aviation ever since.

Today, it is recognized as a global center of excellence and the second private jet operation in the UK with 23% of London’s market share after Farnborough (31%) and ahead of Luton (22%). The airport typically connects flights to more than 750 destinations across over 70 countries, with over 90% of destinations being in Europe and 5% long haul.

Jetex London is conveniently located just 12 miles from Canary Wharf and 15 miles from Central London, with helicopter transfers taking passengers to and from the heart of the British capital in just six minutes, with limousine transfers taking less than 50 minutes.

The modern airport runway (1,806 meters) allows most aircraft to operate without payload or range restrictions, including non-stop transatlantic flights.

“We are pleased with our arrival in London. Jetex already has a strong presence in Continental Europe with a flagship private jet terminal at Paris Le Bourget, and the new flagship Jetex London is a natural evolution of our operations. Jetex passengers will enjoy a seamless travel experience complemented by the greatest levels of luxury hospitality, unseen before in the market.” said Adel Mardini, Founder & CEO of Jetex.

Jetex London will offer a suite of flagship services for passengers and crews traveling through the airport. It is a seamless, intuitive and dedicated route for Jetex customers to begin or end their journey in supreme comfort. The on-site U.K. Border Force and customs control will ensure that passengers and crew enjoy an efficient ground experience, while Jetex will also offer assistance with ground transport, hotel accommodation, catering, concierge services and much more.

”We are very delighted to welcome this new partnership with Jetex, one of the top names in executive aviation, and are looking forward to operating in Biggin Hill together. The airport is already one of the key points for Avia Solutions Group, as our subsidiary JETMS Completions is successfully running aircraft interior and exterior completions there. Thus, the partnership is opening even more opportunities for further business expansion as well as collaboration on future projects. We see great things ahead,” said Vygaudas Ušackas, Member of the Board of Directors at Avia Solutions Group.

“Jetex is a globally admired brand and we are proud to have the company join our ecosystem of aviation businesses here at London Biggin Hill Airport. We know Jetex will provide an excellent continuity of service and we are looking forward to seeing them thrive,” said Robert Walters, Commercial Director, London Biggin Hill Airport.

With natural materials, soft lighting, and floor-to-ceiling windows, Jetex London is designed to feel like a warm, contemporary space. The 1,900 sq.m. private terminal will include several supremely comfortable lounges of understated luxury designed with passenger privacy in mind, a cigar lounge, retail and entertainment areas, fully-equipped boardrooms, shower suites and much more. Crews will appreciate a full range of on-site recreational and flight support facilities.

Jetex London marks the company’s first entry into the United Kingdom as it looks forward to growing its operations in the market.

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About Jetex:

An award-winning global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is recognized for delivering flexible, best-in-class trip support solutions to customers worldwide. Jetex provides exceptional private terminals (FBOs), aircraft fueling, ground handling and global trip planning. The company caters to both owners and operators of business jets for corporate, commercial and personal air travel. To find out more about Jetex, visit www.jetex.com and follow us on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

 

About Avia Solutions Group:

Leaders in end-to-end capacity solutions for passenger and cargo airlines worldwide. The Group manages over 100 offices and production facilities globally and is significantly backed by the assets of over 7,000 highly skilled aviation professionals, serving more than 2,000 clients throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, and worldwide.

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Advance Local est un nouveau client de Sophi.io

TORONTO, 19 mai 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Advance Local, l’un des plus grands groupes de médias aux États-Unis exploitant 10 organisations d’information et d’actualités de premier plan et touchant 55 millions de personnes chaque mois, a quadruplé son objectif d’abonnement en utilisant Sophi Content Paywall Engine. Face aux pressions publicitaires exacerbées par le coronavirus, Advance Local a augmenté de 45 % les conversions d’abonnement grâce à Sophi.io, une plateforme d’automatisation, d’optimisation et de prédiction basée sur l’IA développée par The Globe and Mail. Son succès avec Sophi lui a également valu une place de finaliste aux Digiday Media Awards, annoncés cette semaine.

Neil Katz, directeur de la clientèle chez Advance Local, a déclaré : « Nous souhaitions voir jusqu’où Sophi pouvait nous conduire, c’est pourquoi nous avons testé Sophi Content Paywall sur l’un de nos plus grands sites. Les résultats ont été significatifs. Nous espérions une hausse de 10 % du taux de conversion et Sophi a multiplié par quatre ce résultat. Nous poursuivons le déploiement des solutions Sophi sur un plus grand nombre de nos sites en ce moment même. »

Advance a commencé à utiliser Sophi Content Paywall Engine sur l’un de ses plus grands sites, cleveland.com, pour obtenir de meilleures informations sur la valeur de son contenu et alimenter sa nouvelle activité d’abonnement. La technologie utilise le traitement avancé du language naturel (NPL) pour analyser chaque élément de contenu et sélectionner les articles à placer derrière un péage de lecture numérique. Il ne sélectionne que les articles pour lesquels les opportunités de revenus d’abonnement dépassent les revenus publicitaires perdus.

Au cours d’une expérience où Advance pouvait voir comment Sophi fonctionnait aux côtés de son péage de lecture numérique existant, Sophi a présenté environ la même quantité de péage de lecture numérique et a généré une hausse de 45 % du taux de conversion total, tout en découvrant également des poches de contenu dont les éditeurs n’avaient pas prévu qu’elles généreraient des abonnements.

John Hassell, vice-président principal et directeur éditorial chez Advance Local, a commenté : « Nous souhaitions voir si le péage de lecture numérique de contenu de Sophi pourrait augmenter l’acquisition d’abonnés de 10 % ; il a littéralement fait exploser cet objectif. Nous sommes satisfaits de la plateforme et de la manière dont elle nous révèle à quel point notre contenu éditorial est précieux pour notre public. »

Advance Local est également finaliste des Digiday Media Awards, dans la catégorie Meilleur abonnement ou Meilleur produit d’adhésion, pour son travail utilisant Sophi Content Paywall Engine.

« Advance Local est une organisation incroyablement innovante que nous avons vue repousser les limites et nous sommes très heureux de travailler avec elle », a ajouté Mike O’Neill, co-fondateur et PDG de Sophi.io. « Nous voyons qu’une grande valeur provient du péage de lecture numérique de contenu que la société a mis en œuvre et nous sommes ravis d’introduire une autre technologie de pointe dans cette marque très forte. »

À propos d’Advance Local

Advance Local (www.advancelocal.com) est l’un des plus grands groupes de médias aux États-Unis. La société exploite 10 organisations d’informations et d’actualités de premier plan et touche 55 millions de personnes chaque mois sur plusieurs plateformes grâce à son journalisme de haute qualité. Elle se consacre à un journalisme local inégalé qui améliore la vie de millions de personnes.

À propos de Sophi.io

Sophi.io (https://www.sophi.io) a été développée par The Globe et Mail pour aider les éditeurs de contenu à prendre des décisions stratégiques et tactiques importantes. Il s’agit d’une suite de solutions d’automatisation, d’optimisation et de prévision basées sur l’IA et l’AM qui comprend Sophi Site Automation, Sophi for Paywall et Sophi for First Party Data. Sophi permet également la mise en page automatisée en un clic de l’édition imprimée sans modèle. Sophi vise à améliorer les mesures qui comptent le plus pour votre entreprise, telles que la rétention et l’acquisition d’abonnés, l’engagement, la récence, la fréquence et le volume.

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Advance Local é novo cliente da Sophi.io

TORONTO, May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Advance Local, um dos maiores grupos de mídia dos Estados Unidos que opera 10 principais organizações de notícias e informações e atinge 55 milhões de pessoas por mês, quadruplicou sua meta de assinatura com o Sophi Content Paywall Engine. Diante das pressões publicitárias intensificadas pelo Coronavírus, a Advance Local aumentou as conversões de assinaturas em 45% com Sophi.io, uma plataforma de automação, otimização e previsão alimentada por IA desenvolvida pela The Globe and Mail. Seu sucesso com a Sophi também lhes rendeu um lugar como finalista no Digiday Media Awards, anunciado esta semana.

Neil Katz, Diretor de Clientes da Advance Local, disse: “Queríamos ver até onde a Sophi poderia nos levar, então testamos o Sophi Content Paywall em um dos nossos maiores sites. Os resultados foram transformadores. Esperávamos um aumento de 10% na taxa de conversão, mas a Sophi entregou quatro vezes esse resultado. Continuamos implementando as soluções Sophi em mais de nossos sites no momento.”

A Advance começou a usar o Sophi Content Paywall Engine em um dos seus maiores sites, o cleveland.com, para obter melhores insights sobre o valor do seu conteúdo e impulsionar novos negócios de assinatura. A tecnologia usa processamento avançado de linguagem natural (NLP) para analisar cada parte do conteúdo e selecionar os artigos que devem ser colocados por trás de um paywall. Ela escolhe apenas os artigos em que a oportunidade de receita de assinatura seja maior do que a receita de publicidade perdida.

Durante um experimento em que o Advance pôde ver como a Sophi se compara com o com seu paywall existente, a Sophi apresentou aproximadamente a mesma quantidade de paywalls e gerou um aumento de 45% na taxa de conversão total, enquanto também descobriu bolsões de conteúdo que os editores não previam que gerariam assinaturas.

John Hassell, Vice-Presidente Sênior e Diretor Editorial da Advance Local, disse: “Queríamos ver se o paywall de conteúdo da Sophi poderia aumentar a aquisição de assinantes em 10%, mas esta meta foi ultrapassada e muito. Estamos satisfeitos com a plataforma e a maneira como ela nos mostra o quão valioso nosso conteúdo editorial é para nosso público.”

A Advance Local também é finalista do Digiday Media Awards, na categoria de Melhor Assinatura ou Produto de Assinatura, por seu trabalho usando o Sophi Content Paywall Engine.

“A Advance Local é uma organização incrivelmente inovadora que observamos ultrapassar os limites e estamos muito animados em trabalhar com eles”, disse Mike O’Neill, cofundador e CEO da Sophi.io. “Estamos observando o grande valor do paywall de conteúdo que eles implementaram e estamos animados em introduzir outro tipo de tecnologia de ponta com esta marca tão forte.”

Sobre a Advance Local

A Advance Local (www.advancelocal.com) é um dos maiores grupos de mídia dos Estados Unidos. Ela opera 10 importantes organizações de notícias e informações e atinge 55 milhões de pessoas mensalmente em várias plataformas com seu jornalismo de alta qualidade. A empresa se dedica a um incomparável jornalismo local que melhora a vida de milhões de pessoas.

Sobre a Sophi.io

Sophi.io (https://www.sophi.io) foi desenvolvida pela The Globe and Mail para ajudar os editores de conteúdo a tomar decisões estratégicas e táticas importantes. A empresa oferece um conjunto de soluções de automação, otimização e previsão com base em IA e ML, incluindo Sophi Site Automation, Sophi for Paywalls e Sophi for First Party Data. A Sophi também capacita o laydown automatizado de um clique da publicação impressa sem modelos. A Sophi foi projetada para aprimorar as métricas que mais importam para sua empresa, como retenção e aquisição de assinantes, engajamento, recentidade, frequência e volume.

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Effective service delivery key to local economic growth

President Cyril Ramaphosa says effective service delivery is “vitally important” not only for local communities but also for creating a fertile environment for economic growth.

The President was speaking to a gathering of business people in Carolina, Mpumalanga, where he and a host of ministers, provincial leaders and local government leaders are expected to hold the Presidential Imbizo later today.

The Presidential Imbizo is a platform for all three spheres of government and the community to participate in a two-way engagement on the implementation of government’s programmes.

“Service delivery must come to our people so that our people…can live a better life.”

He said service delivery must be carried out by the various entities, businesses and others in the area so that they are able to create a more conducive environment for business, for investment and ultimately for job creation.

“It is vitally important that our local government structures must function effectively because… this will lead to the attraction of businesses to their areas, they will lead to jobs being created and our towns and our municipal areas thriving,” he said.

During the engagement with business, the President sought to lay out the effectiveness of government’s District Development Model (DDM) programme.

The DDM aims to step up local, provincial and national government’s coherence, cooperation and impact on service delivery with a special concentration on the country’s district and metro municipalities.

“[The DDM] enables provincial and national government to bring together our capacities, our capabilities in assisting various levels of government, particularly local government. And this is part of building a capable state [as well as] an ethical and developmental state.

“This is the centerpiece of the work that we have to do to ensure that we bring stability and capability to our state,” he said.

The President added that the DDM is an all-inclusive model which aims to bring communities closer to their local governments and to improve their lives.

“Those services are not only about water, roads and refuse removal. It’s also about enabling businesses to operate effectively and efficiently in the various districts of our country.

“When implemented effectively, the District Development Model will narrow the distance between our people and government. But it will also giver better effect to the relationship between government as well as government,” he said.

The President emphasised that municipalities are “the engine rooms” of the country’s government and they must deliver on their mandates.

“When municipalities are dysfunctional, it directly affects businesses and ultimately affects employment. When businesses are not able to get joy, good services, an enabling environment at the local government level…they take their investments elsewhere.

“When they are well run, when they give effective provision of basic services to our people, when municipal competencies like enabling economic activity to happen…then that is where we are able to grow the economy, that is when we are able to show that there is creation of jobs, reduction of poverty and elimination of inequality.

“Economic activity and growth takes place at the local government space. This is where we need to focus more of our activities,” he said.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Cable theft at Hendrina linked to load shedding

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the incident of cable theft at the Hendrina Power Station, by people suspected to work at the plant, is along with several other incidents the reason that millions of South Africans have had to sit in the dark this week.

Gordhan said this when he tabled the department’s Budget Vote at a plenary of the National Assembly on Friday.

“I was informed by the management of Eskom this morning that yet another incident has taken place at the Hendrina Power Station, where an important cable which is required to start a unit that was undergoing repairs and to get it synchronised with the rest of the system was cut.

“So these flexible copper bars which are required to synchronise this unit to the rest of the power infrastructure was stolen next to the generator and the reactor earth bars, as they are called, were also stolen by obviously people working within the power station,” he said.

This comes as Eskom has implemented stage 2 load shedding every day between 17:00 and 22:00 this week, with this escalating to stage 3 on Tuesday.

Gordhan this incident, along with other incidents, was the reason most South Africans found themselves without electricity this week.

“These are among other revelations that have occurred over the past few days – the corruption with the supply of oil, the cable that was cut at another power station a few days ago – these are all directly related to the load shedding that we experience today over and above other operational issues.

“I thought it was important that the public is aware of some of the challenges we face, something that I will return to,” he said.

Gordhan said the acts of “the greedy, the corrupt, the bully, the counter-revolutionary set back our progress as a democracy and stop us from becoming a caring nation”.

“While they sit back to enjoy their spoils, the damage they cause is borne by our communities – by workers, by small businesses, by the unemployed and youth

Now is the time for all of us to join the ranks of those who want to build a better future and better institutions and not just point fingers among us.

“Now is the time to care for the hungry, the marginalised, those in despair. Nothing can destroy the might of an organised people driven by a clear vision and who take their destiny into their own hands and change the course of history,” said Gordhan.

Eskom taking urgent steps to improve generation performance

Gordhan said Eskom’s generation is underperforming with the Energy Availability Factor languishing at 58%, as opposed to the target of 75% set out in the IRP2019.

Eskom is taking urgent steps to improve the performance of generation.

“Daily production and oversight meetings are held to hold power station management accountable for performance. An operations excellence initiative is also in place to identify the major causes of underperformance and to make improvements.

“At selected power stations war rooms will be set up to ensure that production challenges get tackled in a systematic way,” the Minister said.

He said a skills mentoring programme, using highly experienced power station managers, has been launched.

“This team will be deployed to power stations where load losses are particularly severe.”

Source: South African Government News Agency

Imbizo an opportunity to ‘listen to the people’ and act – President Ramaphosa

The Presidential Imbizo at Carolina in Mpumalanga has kicked off in the province’s Gert Sibande District.

This is the third imbizo to be held in the country with communities in the North West and Free State provinces already having had their opportunity to engage with President Cyril Ramaphosa, cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and leaders from both provincial and local government.

Earlier in the day, President Ramaphosa told an engagement with business people in Carolina that the Presidential Izimbizo are a deepening of the country’s young democracy.

“This Imbizo gives us an opportunity to interface and interact with our people and we have been able to reach out to thousands of people as we’ve been holding these Izimbizo.

“We are here as national government, as provincial as well as the local government to listen to our people, to hear what our people have to say. This is what enriches our democracy. This is what allows our democracy to show that it is alive,” he said.

Turning to the issue of a plan by the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture to erect a giant flag of South Africa, the President said the backlash from South Africans at the flag’s R22 million cost is also an example of how democracy is at work in South Africa.

“The…department came to cabinet with the initiative and we approved not having looked at the costs. Now people have responded to the issue of the costs that it isn’t the wisest thing at the moment to go and put up a flag that is going to cost so much money.

“We are a listening government. We listen to our people and having listened to our people we have decided that we are not going to proceed with the flag [initiative]. That is the strength of our democracy, we are still a young democracy. A democracy must mean that when the people speak, those that are elected to lead the people and to implement the wishes of our people must listen. [This] imbizo will give us the opportunity to do just that,” President Ramaphosa said.

The President emphasised that the challenges raised in these Izimbizo will not be left on the shelf but will be acted upon with resolutions expected to be found by government.

“It is important to the people of this province that all the issues raised in the various Izimbizo are recorded, and that there is follow-up accompanied by clear timeframes and action plans.

“The relevant officials will be expected to return in due course with feedback on the progress they have made,” he said.

Source: South African Government News Agency

Congratulations Leanne Manas

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has congratulated South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Morning live presenter, Leanne Manas, who was bestowed with the Knight of the French National Order Merit.

The award recognises Manas’s stellar contribution to journalism, media and various important charitable projects that she has worked on.

Ambassador of France to South Africa, Aurélien Lechevallier bestowed the award upon Manas on behalf of President Emmanuel Macron.

“We are pleased to see one of our own being recognised internationally, it means that the great work that she does also impacts other people outside of our borders.

“When one of us is recognised by a global audience, we all become very proud because the South African flag is flown high. We acknowledge and appreciate Mana’s enormous contribution to the media industry. We have seen her passion coming through every time we watch her on our television screens,” GCIS Director- General, Phumla Williams, said on Friday.

Government is pleased with Manas’s recognition as it also highlights the key role that the media plays in a democratic society, and in promoting social change.

The government also notes with appreciation the work that the South African media in general has been doing in covering some of the most important stories in our country, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: South African Government News Agency