Record month for ACS

first_img“It is a great achievement to have organised 1,056 charters in a month – many of these consisting of more than one sector,” said ACS chief operating officer Ruan Courtney. “That is an average of one contract signed every 41 minutes.”Courtney went on: “Despite the deterioration of the Russian market, which has hurt numbers in both our Moscow and St Petersburg offices, all our other European offices were up considerably year-on-year, as well as our North American operations, more than making up for the shortfall.”Particular highlights include the performance of our cargo departments in the UK and the US – these have fuelled a large part of the growth in terms of numbers. Also our operations in Hong Kong and Beijing which, while less significant in terms of overall numbers, saw a 60 percent increase.”He added that ACS also posted record figures in March and May of this year, with charter numbers for 2015 already up 20 percent compared with 2014.www.aircharterservice.comlast_img read more

USA-based student athletes can now breathe a sigh of relief

first_imgThe Donald Trump administration has backpedalled on its promise to strip visas of students whose classes are moving entirely online for the new school year. Many Guyanese student athletes in the USA were worried about their status and having to return to the 592 after Trump’s administration announced earlier this month that international students who would not attend in-person classes would have their visas rescinded and subsequently deported.“Good sense prevailed in the end” said Coach Julian Edmonds who has five USA based students competing in Track and Field on the collegiate circuit.Julian EdmondsEdmonds who coaches Andrea Foster at Clemson, Natricia HooperKenisha Phillips at Florida State, Claudrice McKoy at Texas Tech, Avon Samuels at St John’s University and Kenisha Phillips at Austin Peay State University was elated that the US government had the pullback.Edmonds noted that Trump was ‘pulling a stunt’ designed to force colleges and universities into returning to onsite classes for the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.If the administration had gone ahead with its plan to annul visa privileges, more than one million international students would have been affected. The announcement by the administration was met with several lawsuits, including  from MIT and Harvard.Seventeen states also filed their own lawsuits against the decision. A number of major corporations, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and the American Chamber of Commerce, also took legal action.last_img read more