EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – Feb. 21, 2013) – Although it has its origins in 1960s America, self-storage did not arrive in the UK until the early 1980s and even then it was mainly limited to the London area.
The telecoms regulator allows the owner of Orange and T-Mobile to launch 4G services, meaning faster mobile downloads could arrive in the UK earlier than expected.
IMF and European officials arrive in Greece on Tuesday to assess its progress in reducing its debts and determine whether Greece receives 31.5bn euros of loans.
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As thousands of people arrive in London for the Olympics, the capital is gearing up with a series of cultural celebrations.
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The UK Border force missed its 45-minute target on 21 days last month. What causes the delays?
“Welcome to London,” smiles the immigration officer as the queue at Heathrow melts away in minutes and excited tourists swiftly stumble into the brilliant sunshine outside. You probably realised that sentence was a laughable fantasy before the weather bit: pre-Olympic anxiety about the tedious reality facing foreign visitors at Britain’s biggest airport is growing after figures revealed the UK Border Force missed its 45-minute processing target for non-European Economic Area passengers on 21 days last month at Terminal 4. The longest recorded waiting time was two hours and one minute. The reality is worse. The 45-minute target is considered to be met if it applies to 95% of passengers so 5% may wait longer. CCTV measuring queues has also indicated even lengthier waiting times. And that’s before you’ve collected your bags and navigated duty free.
Other busy global airports seem far more efficient. Even notoriously draconian US border officials produced an average “wait time” for British arrivals at JFK of 20-29 minutes (depending on the time of day) in 2011. So why is Heathrow so slow? “I wouldn’t say the issue is space – it’s lack of border staff at key terminals,” says Richard Moxon, senior lecturer in airport planning and management at Cranfield University. Moxon used to work at Heathrow and says BAA has done much to address criticisms that there was too much room for shopping and not enough for security controls.
Other academics agree that immigration staffing is the key to swiftly moving queues. More blue-sky improvements could involve offering passengers cheaper tickets to arrive at offpeak times or passengers scanning their own passports before reaching border control. Given staffing cuts are ongoing until 2015, is there anything that can be done to help? As a frequent flyer, Moxon tries to avoid getting into big airports at busy times. “I wouldn’t want to arrive in London at 6am from Asia or North America,” he says.
An Israeli puppet therapist will arrive in Japan on Wednesday to visit tsunami-hit elementary schools in Miyagi Prefecture and give lectures in Sendai and other places.
Daniela Hadasy, who has worked at a child medical center in Israel, has been engaged in helping children who suffer from trauma due to the ongoing Palestinian conflict.
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More on Apple: Jefferies, which has already written extensively about Apple’s (AAPL) TV ambitions, argues recent comments from LCD industry firms suggest an Apple set could arrive later this year. While LCD panel and glass makers are cutting TV unit forecasts, they’re also guiding for Q/Q increases in panel/glass sales. Moreover, AU Optronics (AUO) said on its Q1 call the TV market will see “new entrants and technologies” arrive in 2H. 1 comment!
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The latest iRumor comes from iMore, which claims the next iPhone (AAPL) will sport the same display size (3.5″) as its predecessors, though it will have a 4G LTE modem and smaller dock connector. It’s also claimed the device won’t arrive until October, in spite of speculation about a summer launch. A recent rumor that the next iPhone will have a 4.6″ display was met with skepticism, though reports of a 4″ display have been given more credence. 1 comment!
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March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will visit Honeybee Robotics in
Pasadena, Calif., on
Wednesday, March 14. Peck's visit will highlight how government can partner with small business to help create the jobs of the future through investment in science and technology.
9 a.m. on Wednesday, Peck will arrive at the facility, which is located at 398 West Washington Blvd. in
Pasadena. Journalists and camera crews wanting to attend the Honeybee tour must be at the corporate offices no later than
8:45 a.m. for access to the event. For more information about Honeybee Robotics, visit:
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FRIENDS WITH KIDS is a daring and poignant ensemble comedy about a close-knit circle of friends at that moment in life when children arrive and everything changes. The last two singles in the group observe the effect that kids have had on their…
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