Qantas to axe 2,500 more jobs

first_imgQantas’s main competitor, Virgin Australia, went into voluntary administration in April shortly after Australia closed its international borders and domestic travel plunged. Virgin has closed its budget subsidiary Tigerair Australia and axed 3,000 staff as it prepares to relaunch under the new ownership of US private equity giant Bain Capital.Parts of Australia – which has recorded roughly 25,000 cases of coronavirus and 525 deaths to date – remain in lockdown while travel between most states is restricted.Government officials have said the country will not reopen its international borders to travellers until a vaccine is found. Qantas Domestic CEO Andrew David said the proposal would save an estimated US$72 million a year.”Right now, our domestic capacity is at 20 percent of pre-COVID levels and international travel is expected to take years to recover,” he said.”We know travel restrictions will lift eventually, but the market will be very different.”More than 200 Qantas planes have been grounded, David said, after the firm’s revenues collapsed 82 percent between April and June. Australian flag carrier Qantas announced plans Tuesday to cut almost 2,500 more jobs, just days after posting a huge annual loss as it reels from a collapse in demand caused by the coronavirus.Qantas and its budget offshoot, Jetstar, said they would outsource their ground handling operations at all domestic airports, pending a final review of the roles.It comes on top of 6,000 redundancies already announced as the company undertakes a US$10-billion cost-cutting blitz in response to “the most challenging period” in its 99-year history.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Wanted California pedophile located in the Florida Keys

first_imgThe Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they have located a suspect who is wanted in California for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child.39-year-old Jason David Adams was located in Big Pine Key on Thursday.It was not said what led to his arrest, however, officials did report that he was located at a construction site.Adams was taken to the Stock Island Detention Center where he is awaiting extradition to California.He faces a charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.last_img read more

Ten years after national championship SU retires Carmelo Anthony’s jersey at halftime of Georgetown game

first_imgWith his right hand on the frame that contained his jersey and his left hand gripping a microphone before an audience that dared not look away, Carmelo Anthony’s voice quivered.For a moment he got choked up, unable to process the honor being bestowed upon him.“This is one of the most memorable days of my life,” Anthony said, “of my career.”Standing on a stage at the center of Jim Boeheim Court, Anthony became the 10th Syracuse athlete to have his jersey retired. He watched as his iconic No. 15 was raised to the rafters at halftime of a record-breaking game, with several of his 2003 teammates alongside him. The current New York Knicks star, whose name graces the basketball practice facility that aided the program’s rise to an elite level, was humbled by the honor that placed him in the company of Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman, Sherman Douglas, Dwayne “Pearl” Washington and several other Syracuse legends.Though he spent but a single season in an Orange uniform, Anthony left and indelible mark on the basketball program and the university. He guided Syracuse to its only national championship in 2003, leading the team in scoring (22.2 points per game) and rebounding (10.0 rebounds per game) while being named first-team All-American.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe told the crowd he never thought he would come here, saying it was too cold in Syracuse. But the very next day Jim Boeheim was waiting on his front step, and after that he realized that “real men wear orange.”After his one memorable year in Syracuse, Anthony ascended to the top of the NBA after Denver drafted him with the third overall pick, establishing himself as one of the most talented scorers in the league. It earned him the opportunity to play a leading role on two gold medal teams (2008 and 2012) for which Boeheim, his former coach, served as an assistant under Mike Krzyzewski.Anthony furthered his connection to Syracuse with a $3 million donation toward the construction of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. It features two full-size basketball courts, a weight room, training room, several classrooms and offices for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.Boeheim has said on multiple occasions that the program would never have reached an elite level were it not for the practice facility. It is a tool he and his staff make the most of in recruiting and everyday workouts.And to have his jersey retired on this day, the one that broke the on-campus attendance record and against Syracuse’s archrival, made it a moment Anthony said he will never forget. At the podium in the media work room he choked up once more, reflecting on a community that embraced him and made him one of their own.He never thought this day was possible as a teenager back in 2002-03, and the realness of the moment overwhelmed him. Two gold medals and a national title still did not prepare him for Saturday’s emotion.Said Anthony: “This is a day I will never forget.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories HOME TO THE HOYA: Otto Porter silences record crowd in final SU-Georgetown Big East Dome gameUnrivaled stars: All-time lineup of Syracuse-Georgetown rivalryIseman: Despite Syracuse’s move to ACC, rivalry with Georgetown should continueParting shots: The Daily Orange’s preview of Syracuse and Georgetown’s final Dome meeting as Big East rivalsBoiling over: Decades of controversy, heated battles define storied rivalry between Syracuse and Georgetowncenter_img Published on February 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more