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12 сентября, 15:25

Авиакомпании и аэропорты намерены инвестировать $33 млрд в ИТ в 2017г.

Авиакомпании и аэропорты мира в общей сложности потратят на информационные технологии в 2017 году почти $33 млрд, говорится в отчете компании SITA "Сводки индустрии воздушных перевозок за 2017 год: тенденции в области ИТ" (SITA 2017 Air Transport IT Trends Insights).

12 июня, 16:33

Social Security and Saving: An Update -- by Sita Slavov, Devon Gorry, Aspen Gorry, Frank N. Caliendo

Typical neoclassical life-cycle models predict that Social Security has a large and negative effect on private savings. We review this theoretical literature by constructing a model where individuals face uninsurable longevity risk and differ by wage earnings, while Social Security provides benefits as a life annuity with higher replacement rates for the poor. We use the model to generate numerical examples that confirm the standard result. Using several benefit and tax changes from the 1970s and 1980s as natural experiments, we investigate the empirical relationship between Social Security and private savings and find little to support the strong predictions from the theoretical model. We explore possible reasons for the divergence between theoretical predictions and empirical findings.

02 июня, 01:59

JetBlue Will Soon Accept Selfies As Boarding Passes

JetBlue has partnered with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and SITA to use biometrics and facial recognition technology that allows passengers to board planes by taking a selfie.

23 мая, 15:06

Киоски самостоятельной регистрации пассажиров научили передвигаться

Компания SITA Lab представила интеллектуальные киоски самообслуживания KATE, которые способны самостоятельно перемещаться в наиболее загруженные зоны аэропорта. Для зарядки аккумуляторов или пополнения запаса посадочных талонов и багажных бирок KATE будут автоматически возвращаться к своим док-станциям.

22 мая, 06:47

22.05.2017 06:47 : Австралии и Новой Зеландии работают с задержками из-за компьютерного сбоя

Крупнейшие международные аэропорты Австралии и Новой Зеландии работают сегодня со значительными задержками из-за выхода из строя компьютерной системы паспортного контроля пассажиров. Проблемы с регистрацией на международные рейсы наблюдаются в утренние часы в аэропортах Сиднея, Мельбурна и Брисбена. Как сообщает новозеландское интернет-издание Stuff, такая же ситуация сложилась в международном аэропорту Окленда. Официальный представитель Министерства иммиграции и охраны границ Австралии подтвердил наличие проблем в работе «внешней (компьютерной) системы SITA (Society International Telecommunications Aeronautiques), что повлияет на авиапассажиров, прибывающих и покидающих Австралию». Сотрудники некоторых авиалиний начали проверять у пассажиров документы вручную, что значительно замедляет процесс. Представители международных аэропортов крупнейших городов Австралии призвали пассажиров сегодняшних рейсов заранее узнавать информацию возможных изменениях в расписании.

30 марта, 05:40

Progressive Hindus Declare Queens Temple The First Sanctuary Of Its Kind In U.S.

NEW YORK — Revelation came to Sunita Viswanath one summer morning six years ago, as she set down to read the newspapers in her living room in Taos, New Mexico. There was a story in The New York Times about Rohan Narine, a young American Hindu community organizer who wanted to screen the 2008 animated movie, “Sita Sings The Blues,” by trailblazing Jewish female director Nina Paley. Narine chose his uncle’s Hindu temple as the location, hoping the screening could be part of a series of events through which young Sikhs and Hindus — the two dominant religions in his Indo-Caribbean community — could “get to know each other.” Narine’s peaceful attempt backfired spectacularly. Before the screening, Narine was inundated with thousands of hate messages from supposed community leaders who, in turn, organized Hindus to criticize the movie and blamed Narine for insulting the Divine Holy scriptures revered by Hindus. After two unsuccessful attempts, Narine was forced to screen the movie in his own living room and to a much smaller audience.        Sunita Viswanath said she jumped up when she first read this story that morning. As a progressive Hindu, she feels strongly about any kind of censorship and thought Narine had been treated unjustly by his own people. “This man is totally Hindu; his family has a temple. You don’t get much more Hindu than that,” she said. In response, Viswanath co-founded Sadhana, the Coalition of Progressive Hindus. “We seek to mobilize Hindus to speak up whenever justice is denied,” said Viswanath. The word “sadhana” means daily spiritual practice in Hindi. For Viswanath and her collaborators, it is “faith in action.” The platform is committed to a vision of social justice, which the members believe is at the heart of Hinduism. The movement’s three pillars include: ekatva (the oneness of all), ahimsa (non-violence) and seva (the responsibility to put one’s shoulder to the wheel in service of struggles for justice everywhere). Together with Aminta Kilawan, an attorney and legislative counsel to the New York City Council, Viswanath founded Sadhana in 2011. Rohan Narine, the resilient community organizer from Queens whose story first inspired Viswanath, joined them as the third co-founder and board member. “The right-wing Hindus have done a fantastic job in organizing. Why can’t we?” Viswanath remembers asking, referring to the “Sita” movie screening backlash.   One obstacle is the definition of secularism among Hindus. The progressive world in India is adamantly secular, according to Viswanath. Not wanting to make a fuss about their Hinduism, which has gradually “become synonymous with right-wing Hinduism,” secular Hindus in America, who care about social justice and would potentially be interested in movements like Sadhana, would like to be equidistant to all religions: “They don’t want to alienate Muslims or Christians,” Viswanath said. Others warned Viswanath also about an old Indian stereotype: “People think that you can’t organize Hindus around a common cause because of the notion of dharma,” she noted. Dharma is a kind of individual mission statement for Hindus. It dictates the notion of “what I’m supposed to do with my life has nothing to do with what you’re supposed to do with yours,” according to Viswanath. Undeterred by poor prospects, Viswanath and her co-founders felt sure that there was a percentage of devout Hindus who went to the temple regularly, but also believed in justice for all and doing the right thing.      Since their founding, Sadhana has been embracing progressive and inclusive values.   “We could argue that Hindu theology reveres women, while cultural norms have tended to discriminate against women,” said one co-founder of Sadhana in support of Planned Parenthood. They have also held workshops to address gender-based violence and reached out to other Hindu organizations to explain what it means to be a progressive Hindu.    Recently, the movement is focused on fighting racism, casteism and Islamophobia and promoting LGBTQ rights. After six years, more and more Hindus have embraced this kind of progressive Hinduism. Queens activist and current Sadhana leader Rohan Narine may once have been denied permission to screen a controversial film at a Hindu temple. But a little over a week ago, Shaanti Bhavan Mandir, a Hindu temple in Queens, in collaboration with Sadhana, became the first Hindu temple to become a sanctuary congregation in the United States. Addressing nearly 100 congregants after Sunday prayers, the temple’s main priest Pandit Manoj Jadubans said: “There are people in the world today that are confused, they are scared, they feel threatened, and they don’t know what to do, who to turn to, or where to go. ... Remember a mandir (temple) is not just a place that we come and we pray. It goes beyond that. It’s an institution for higher learning and we are learning how to allow this place to reach out to the public now. You give them shelter, a place where they can come and feel safe and secure and protected.” Shaanti Bhavan Mandir will hold a general meeting in April and invite other Hindu temples to learn about becoming a sanctuary temple. Already, a Hindu temple in Taos, New Mexico, is showing strong interest to become the second Hindu sanctuary congregation in the country. As for Viswanath, who is seeing the movement she helped develop reach new heights, the old adage still holds true: “If you build it, they will come.” This article was first published in Auburn Voices, a media platform for the multifaith movement for social justice. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

28 ноября 2016, 17:14

Leaving Big Money on the Table: Arbitrage Opportunities in Delaying Social Security -- by Gila Bronshtein, Jason Scott, John B. Shoven, Sita N. Slavov

Recent research has documented that delaying the commencement of Social Security benefits increases the expected present value of retirement income for most people. Despite this research, the vast majority of individuals claim Social Security at or before full retirement age. Claiming Social Security early is not necessarily a mistake, as delaying Social Security commencement requires forgoing current income in exchange for future income. The decision to claim early could therefore rationally be driven by liquidity constraints, mortality concerns, bequest motives, a high time discount rate, or a variety of other preference related factors. However, for some individuals, delaying Social Security offers a significant arbitrage opportunity because they can defer Social Security and have higher income in all future years. Arbitrage exists for most primary earners who either purchase a retail-priced annuity or opt for a defined benefit annuity when a lump sum payout is offered, while forgoing the opportunity to defer Social Security. These individuals are essentially buying an expensive annuity when a cheaper one is available, and their decision to claim Social Security early is almost certainly a mistake. The magnitude of the mistake can reach up to approximately $250,000.

29 октября 2016, 15:06

Worst of Both Worlds

Alan D. Viard and Sita Nataraj Slavov say the U.S. tax system is the wrong compromise between Republican and Democratic ideals.

25 октября 2016, 23:09

A Solution For What Ails U.S.? Raise Taxes On The Middle Class, Say Two Economists.

To satisfy the ideological demands of both parties, the U.S. political system has created a tax code that is progressive, as Democrats demand, but, in line with GOP principles, raises too little money to pay for the government that most Americans seem to want. Alan Viard and Sita Nataraj Slavov of the American Enterprise Institute have an incendiary proposal to fix that.

05 сентября 2016, 16:12

The Welfare Cost of Retirement Uncertainty -- by Frank N. Caliendo, Maria Casanova, Aspen Gorry, Sita Slavov

Uncertainty about the timing of retirement is a major financial risk with implications for decision making and welfare over the life cycle. Our conservative estimates of the standard deviation of the difference between retirement expectations and actual retirement dates range from 4.28 to 6.92 years. This uncertainty implies large fluctuations in total wage income. We find that individuals would give up 2.6%-5.7% of total lifetime consumption to fully insure this risk and 1.9%-4.0% of lifetime consumption simply to know their actual retirement date at age 23. Uncertainty about the date of retirement helps to explain consumption spending near retirement and precautionary saving behavior. While social insurance programs could be designed to hedge this risk, current programs in the U.S. (OASI and SSDI) provide very little timing insurance.

08 августа 2016, 17:20

Ajen Sita, CEO Of EY Africa, On The Evolving Dynamics Of Africa's Regional Economies

Ajen Sita, CEO of EY Africa, discusses Africa’s regional dynamics and integration, and what it means for the future of continent’s emerging middle class.

01 августа 2016, 16:22

Worst Trip Ever? Horrible Airline Annoyances Everyone Hates

Travel never goes as seamlessly as we want it to, but some airline annoyances really go to far. These ones are the absolute worst.

12 июля 2016, 12:32

Российские авиакомпании терпят убытки

О том, что кризис в отрасли только набирает обороты, свидетельствуют данные Росавиации, согласно которым пассажиропоток за первое полугодие сократился на 14,4% до 1,3 млн пассажиров.

12 апреля 2016, 20:08

Ajen Sita, CEO Of EY Africa, On Africa's Development Within The Global Economy

Ajen Sita, EY Africa's CEO, on some of the major factors contributing to Africa’s economic growth and the expansion of their middle class.

28 марта 2016, 14:09

SITA предъявила к "Трансаэро" требования на 4,2 млрд рублей

Требование предъявила английская компания SITA Information Networking Computing UK Limited. Петербургский арбитраж 17 марта уже решил взыскать в ее пользу с "Трансаэро" более 15,3 тысячи долларов долга.

03 марта 2016, 13:34

SITA: интернет на борту самолетов в течение 3 лет станет доступнее

Себестоимость обеспечения доступа в интернет на борту воздушного судна очень быстро снижается, через три года подключение к интернету в самолете будет осуществляться по той же цене, что и в большинстве гостиниц, рассказал эксперт.

18 февраля 2016, 11:45

How to cook the perfect aloo tikki

It is north India and Pakistan’s greatest street food – but how do you recreate this intensely savoury potato snack at home? Aloo tikki, or spiced potato fritters, are to northern Indian and Pakistan what the chip is to Britain: a near ubiquitous street food, best served hot, crisp, and satisfyingly salty. Substitute ketchup for chutney, and a banana leaf for a twist of newspaper (or, less romantically, a foil dish for a polystyrene box), and it’s a perfect match. Though it must be admitted that aloo tikki is a bit more sophisticated.The great Madhur Jaffrey writes evocatively in her memoir, Under the Mango Trees, of the aloo-ki-tikiyas of her childhood, bought from a stall just outside the theatre door: “As soon as he got the order, the vendor would place a patty on a leaf, split it open and smother both parts with sweet-and-sour tamarind chutney. We would carry these hot patties back into the dark cinema house and eat them as we watched Hanuman trying to rescue Sita, the good queen, from the clutches of the demon king of Sri Lanka.” Continue reading...

13 января 2016, 11:49

[Из песочницы] Инициализация данных о рейсах в системе AIRCOM Server

Немного теории ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) — цифровая система связи, применяемая в авиации для передачи коротких, относительно простых сообщений между воздушным судном и наземными станциями, либо через прямую радиосвязь, либо через спутниковые системы. AIRCOM – Сервер (шлюз) обмена сообщениями между различными сетями. Производитель — компания SITA. Связывает бортовое оборудование ACARS через сети ARINC с системой планирования полетов LIDO OC (Jeppesen Jet Planner или др.), электронной почтой, SITAtex, телефонией, файловым обменом и другими необходимыми информационными системами, используемые в авиакомпании. Принцип работы AIRCOM Server Информационная система SITA AIRCOM Server реализована на MS SQL и используется для обеспечения воздушных судов авиакомпании данными о маршруте, ветру на эшелонах, погоде и для обмена сообщениями «экипаж — ЦУП — экипаж». AIRCOM Server настроен на бортовое оборудование ACARC и функционирует совместно с ним. AIRCOM Server является критически важной информационной системой для обеспечения полетов. Читать дальше →

11 января 2016, 12:12

Минобороны Словакии согласовало условия лизинга истребителей JAS-39 «Грипен»

По информации словацких СМИ, Минобороны Словакии достигло договоренности с должностными лицами Швеции по поставке в лизинг истребителей JAS-39 «Грипен» на условиях оплаты летных часов.   Как сообщило словацкое новостное агентство SITA со ссылкой на представителя Министерства обороны Мартину Баллекову, окончательное решение по поставке истребителей «Грипен» для обеспечения защиты воздушного пространства Словакии будет принято новым правительством, сформированным по итогам выборов в парламент, запланированных на март 2016 года.   Предполагается, что Словакия получит в лизинг 8 истребителей, ежегодный налет которых, как ожидается, составит 1200 часов.   Как ранее сообщал ЦАМТО, министр обороны Словакии Мартин Глвач впервые заявил о намерении начать переговоры о лизинге в январе 2015 года после встречи со своим шведским коллегой Петером Хультквистом (Peter Hultqvist). Как тогда было заявлено, Швеция является единственной страной, которая предложила Словакии передать самолеты в лизинг на условиях оплаты летных часов.   Словакия планирует принять на вооружение новые многоцелевые истребители для замены выработавших свой ресурс МиГ-29, которые планируется вывести из эксплуатации в 2016 году. Поскольку договор с РСК «МиГ» на МТО МиГ-29 истекает в конце 2016 года, первый новый самолет должен поступить в эксплуатацию в 2016 году или в начале 2017 года.   По оценке руководства Словакии, Братислава не может по финансовым причинам приобрести новые истребители. В данных условиях нынешнее руководство Словакии последовало примеру соседней Чехии, которая получила шведские JAS-39 «Грипен» в лизинг. Процесс переговоров с Братиславой несколько затянулся из-за разногласий в оценке стоимости лизинга.   Источник:  ЦАМТО 11.01.2016 Tweet январь 2016