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#Cineworld beplan om alle teaters teen begin Julie te heropen

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Die Britse filmoperateur Cineworld Group Plc (CINE.L) het Dinsdag (16 Junie) gesê dat sommige van sy teaters in die laaste week van Junie weer sal open en dat almal van hulle teen Julie weer sal open met verbeterde sanitasieprosedures op alle terreine, skryf Tanishaa Nadkar.

Die maatskappy, wat verlede week sy ooreenkoms van $ 1.65 miljard om die Cineplex (CGX.TO) van Kanada te koop, laat vaar het, verwag om op 10 Julie weer in die Verenigde State en die Verenigde Koninkryk te heropen. Aandele in die maatskappy, wat tot dusver ongeveer 64% gedaal het jaar volgens die aanwysers van die voorafgaande markte 10% hoër geopen. Cineworld, wat sy teaters gesluit het weens koronavirus-geleide beperkings, het gesê dat sy besprekingstelsel opgedateer is om sosiale distansie in sy ouditoriums te verseker, tesame met die aanpassing van rolprentskedules om toue te bestuur en die opbou van skares in die lobby te vermy.

Cineworld, wat ongeveer 9,500 7,000 skerms wêreldwyd bedryf, met meer as 110 in die Verenigde State, het ook verlede maand 'n ekstra bedrag van $ XNUMX miljoen van leners en 'n kwytskelding op leningsooreenkomste verkry om te help om die geldsituasies te oorleef. Regisseur Christopher Nolan se riller uitgangspunt sal op 31 Julie in teaters debuteer, die eerste nuwe vrystelling in maande lank vir rolprentteaters wat vars films nodig het om gehore na die sluitingstyd te lok.

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COVID-19: 'Ons het duidelikheid nodig oor die koopooreenkomste vir entstowwe'

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The discussion about shortages of vaccine deliveries from some manufacturers are worrying and lead to many important questions. Finger-pointing and the arrogant reaction by manufacturer AstraZeneca are not acceptable. We need to be able to shed light on the situation. This is why MEPs, under the lead of MEP Rasmus Andresen sent a letter to the European Commission, asking formally the access to all documents related to the negotiations of the purchase agreements, including minutes of meetings.

Rasmus Andresen said: “Unfortunately neither the EU commission nor most of the vaccine manufacturers grant full access to the Advance Purchase Agreements. We ask them to publish them without any reduction. We also need access to all other relevant documents such as minutes and internal documents that were circulated before and after the relevant meetings. Only with such access can we properly assess who is responsible for shortages, how the German Federal Government influenced the negotiations and what the EU can do now in order to sanction AstraZeneca’s shortcomings.

"The EU commission now has to prepare all possible legal measures, including export controls. However, if it turns out that the EU commission did only agree to non-binding delivery objectives, while already committing to pay hundreds of millions of Euro for the development and the production of the vaccines, the parliament will certainly problematize and follow-up on this.”

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Europa se lugvragverskaffers is deurslaggewend in die stryd met COVID-19

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Over 20 A4E airlines[1] are currently involved in the most important shipment of our generation – the COVID-19 vaccine. Europe’s air cargo carriers have proven essential in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, transporting over 107,000 tonnes of personal protective equipment (PPE) last year -- the equivalent of 1,000 fully-loaded Boeing 777 freighters. This includes more than 5 billion protective masks and other protective equipment as well as COVID-19 tests and medical supplies. At least a dozen A4E carriers have converted grounded passenger planes into cargo-only operations (so-called “preighter” aircraft) to keep up with the rising demand, thus ensuring the continuity of global value chains and the free flow of goods across borders – supporting the survival of European businesses.

The European Commission has been instrumental in supporting the sector, introducing 'Green Lanes' last March to streamline cross-border cargo transport and easing administrative and logistical burdens. Specific airfreight guidelines were also introduced, urging member states to remove night curfews and/or slot restrictions at airports with air cargo operations, thus enabling essential freight and preighter operations. Member states were also asked to exempt cargo pilots and crew from travel restrictions. Unfortunately, this has yet to be harmonised across the EU or internationally and has led to a patchwork of decision-making by member states, inefficient operations and daily uncertainties for airlines and crews. As a result, urgently needed freighter capacity was lost due to pilots and crew needing to quarantine.

With the transport of COVID-19 vaccines a global priority, immediate policy action on a number of air cargo issues in Europe is urgently required, as outlined in A4E’s position paper Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic and Key Policy Challenges in 2021:

  • The EU must adopt a broader definition of cargo “crew members” to include loadmasters, cargo attendants and flying mechanics. These workers should be considered essential staff, like pilots, and thereby exempted from lockdowns and quarantine restrictions throughout the European Union;
  • A4E is calling on EU leaders to give prioritisation to air transport workers for COVID- 19 vaccination as part of national vaccination plans. This includes air cargo workers involved in COVID-19 vaccine transport;
  • for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a common approach to secure this temperature-sensitive freight in an appropriate and quick manner must be established and implemented without further delay;
  • member states must mutually recognise background checks conducted for airport personnel in other EU countries, thereby supporting employability across EU borders (and where it is needed most), and;
  • development and harmonisation of EU-wide security standards (with national standards) and adoption of a one-size-fits-all EU requirement for security methods and technologies is needed.

“Air cargo has proven invaluable in the fight against COVID-19 and has demonstrated, once again, its role as the backbone of Europe’s economy. Urgent policy measures are needed at EU level – starting with exemptions for essential cargo workers from shifting national travel restrictions. Swift adaptation of EU-wide security rules and customs modernisation is also at the top of the list,” said Airlines for Europe (A4E) Managing Director Thomas Reynaert. “We call on member states to prioritize aviation workers for COVID-19 vaccination, especially air cargo workers who are involved in COVID-19 vaccine transport. This would not only help the air cargo sector, but Europe’s wider recovery,” Reynaert added.

[1] 21 A4E airlines including Air France, Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Cargolux, Finnair, IAG Cargo (Air Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level and Vueling), Icelandair Cargo, KLM, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, Norwegian, Olympic Air, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, TUI and are engaged in COVID-19 vaccine transport. Crew members at Ryanair and Buzz volunteered with the Red Cross in Italy and in Hungary last year while hundreds of easyJet cabin crew signed up to be fast-tracked to support the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) with nationwide vaccinations.

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Brittanje sal saam met die EU werk om ontwrigting van entstowwe te voorkom, sê die Britse minister van gesondheid

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Brittanje sal in staat wees om met die Europese Unie saam te werk om te verseker dat daar geen ontwrigting in die entstofvoorraad is nie, het die Britse minister van gesondheid, Matt Hancock, gesê. (Foto) het gesê en gesê proteksionisme is nie die regte benadering na 'n EU-voorstel om die uitvoer van skote te beperk nie, skryf Alistair Smout.

"Ek is seker dat ons met die EU kan saamwerk om te verseker dat, hoewel deursigtigheid welkom is, dat geen blokkeerders aangebring word nie," het hy gesê tydens 'n geleentheid wat deur Chatham House aangebied is, en bygevoeg dat hy met die uitvoerende hoofde van Pfizer gesels het. en AstraZeneca.

'Ek is vol vertroue in die verskaffing van entstof in die Verenigde Koninkryk. Ek is vol vertroue dat dit nie sal ontwrig nie. Maar ek wil alle internasionale vennote versoek om saam te werk en nou saam te werk, en ek dink proteksionisme is nie die regte benadering te midde van 'n pandemie nie. ”

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