Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The sagar online media Daily

The sagar online media Daily

How Businesses Should Deal with Online Reputation Risks

virtualsocialmedia.com – Of course, the significance of online media cannot be just explained. It has broken down cultural and geographic borders. The web is now empowering people to connect in a meaningful manner. In fact…

ExtraSensory.News: Online news overtakes TV news as America’s most popular source of information

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The Media Maze: Why GRPs Still Matter

imediaconnection.com – When I initially agreed to become iMedia’s Media Strategies editor, the mission set before me was to scout ahead and try to make sense of the current media landscape, as well as to look at the fuzz…

Want More Money? Ask Yourself This One Question

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financialsamurai.com – In order to get rich, one of the most important things is believing you deserve to be rich. There are trillions of dollars out there for the taking. Why shouldn’t you enjoy some of the world’s pros…

5 Critical Tips To Master Online Advertising

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exactdrive.com – According to the National Office of Statistics, in 2014, 38 million adults (76%) in Great Britain accessed the Internet every day (21 million more than in 2006, when directly comparable records beg…

#Online #Videos Are Great Seniors’ #Marketing Tool

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The Web Commander: How to Command Your Social Media

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XTrade Europe and Online Trading Challenges ~ Wazzup Pilipinas News and Events

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wazzuppilipinas.com – Wazzup Pilipinas! Trading industry has experienced a huge boost thanks to development of the Internet and computer technology. Just look around and you will see that more and more people buy online…

Reasons To Pursue Seo Training Course By Students – TwitWhiz.com

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twitwhiz.com – The online marketing is set to grow at a faster rate due to growth in internet across the globe. Almost every company is joining the internet marketing due to growth and success in this field. The …

Smearing Stein: Media as Propaganda

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counterpunch.org – Jill Stein, the Green Party’s nominee for president, has been the sudden target of attacks from all corners of online media since the official end of Bernie Sanders’ campaign at the Democratic Nati…

Partisan media can convince viewers to reject facts, study finds | PsyPost

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psypost.org – A new nationwide study suggests why heavy users of partisan media outlets are more likely than others to hold political misperceptions. It’s not because the people using these sites are unaware tha…

Science-Effects: Marijuana Contains “Alien DNA” From Outside Of Our Solar System, NASA Clear Detail

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Confessions of a troll

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lifestyle.inquirer.net – William (not his real name) belongs to a relatively new species of media practitioner—the professional troll. That is to say, he is a salaried employee of a legitimate public relations outfit whose…

Gawker Was a Great Place to Become a Journalist – The New Yorker

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7 Ways to Build Your Brand With Social Media Marketing

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business.com – It doesn’t matter whether you want to sell your products or want to get more visitors to your site there are no other options but to build your brand. A recent Marketing Budgets 2016 Report researc…

More than a third of UK companies have turned down a job candidate based on their social media profile

onrec.com – Research* conducted by Monster.co.uk and YouGov has revealed that more than a third (36%) of UK employers have turned down a candidate based on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn profil…

Media silent on surge in Islam-inspired knife attacks

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World news in one minute: Find out what happened around the world on 27 August

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How New York Times Company evolved its syndication and licensing for future growth

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inma.org – Most dramatic among these changes are the expansion of digital platforms and the impact of the global financial crisis on consumers and advertisers. The New York Times News Services Division is a s…

Amusing Information Bloopers Compilation 2016 – Portion three | Most up-to-date Attractive Information Anchor Fails | LaughwithFailTube – Tech4World

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The Post

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postzambia.com – POLICE in Lusaka have summoned Muvi TV executive director Stephen Nyirenda for questioning over undisclosed matters. And the Independent Broadcasting Authority has ordered Muvi TV to furnish it wit…

In pictures: pole dancing for the gods in Taiwan

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scmp.com – There aren’t many places in the world where scantily clad young women entertain the pious with a bit of pole dancing, but Taiwan is one of them. Coming across a convoy of jeeps atop which the girls…

Three days after removing human editors, Facebook is already trending fake news

washingtonpost.com – Moderator Megyn Kelly waits for the start of the Republican presidential primary debate in Des Moines. (Chris Carlson/AP) Facebook announced Friday that humans would no longer write descriptions fo…

Exclusive: BuzzFeed Is Dividing in Company-Wide Reorganization

vanityfair.com – BuzzFeed, the somewhat new media giant, is multiplying. The company announced today that it will separate itself into two distinct departments—BuzzFeed News and a newly formed BuzzFeed Entertainmen…

How 2 Chainz’s Head Ended Up On Random Peoples’ Bodies In The ‘Watch Out’ Video

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mtv.com – Whether through amusing and endearingly unconventional punchlines or his gig hosting the GQ web series Most Expensivest Shit, Chainz’s sense of humor is an integral part of what makes him so lovabl…

The Times editor John Witherow on how its paywall is paying off – and why he thinks the Guardian will now follow its lead | Media | The Drum

thedrum.com – Six years ago, in a debate on BBC Radio 4, Alan Rusbridger, then editor-in-chief of the Guardian, faced off the then Sunday Times editor John Witherow and described the new digital paywall model es…

Cómo el reportaje de un periodista sobre Hiroshima burló la censura y reveló el verdadero horror de la bomba atómica – BBC Mundo

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bbc.com – A finales de este mes se cumplen 70 años de la publicación de un reportaje que ha sido elogiado como uno de los más grandes escritos del periodismo. Titulado simplemente Hiroshima, el artículo de 3…

Our View: A beat down of cosmic proportion

magicvalley.com – Times News said: “We’re proud to run the column and believe Larson brings insights worth sharing with our readers.” Times News, you are PROUD to run these columns? That makes me ashamed of you. The…

Media silent on surge in Islam-inspired knife attacks

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wnd.com – The spate of grisly stabbings and beheadings being carried out by Muslims around the world is not really a sudden or unique occurrence but part of a decades-long pattern of violence inspired by the…

The fashion trends Daily

40 Hottest Men’s Accessories – Stylishwife

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stylishwife.com – Men and fashion accessories? Well, today with the advance of the metrosexual man onto the horizon, there are many fashion accessories that men are into not to mention many beauty treatments that th…

Top Trends In Denim: Bootcut And Boyfriend Jeans

classysweets.com – This year, denim lovers can rejoice in a new (or revived) fashion trend that lets us peel off those skinny jeans and don a pair of denim trousers that fit comfortably and look great. There are two …

Hottest Miniskirt Fashion Trends; The Top 10

iloverelationship.com – Hottest Miniskirt Fashion Trends; The Top 10 If you’re going for miniskirts this year, it is better for you to go for the hottest and trendy miniskirts rocking the year, as I’m going to reveal to y…

Stylepudding : The Hottest Fashion Trends of 2016 You May be Missing

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stylepudding.in – As we are almost in the midst of this year, I thought of curating and suggesting few of the hottest and coolest fashion trends around. These are some of the most stylish trends you should be flaunt…

Latest 20 fashion bedroom trends to be up to date!

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smart-eve.net – Bedroom is a private space where you relax your body and soul to recuperate. we spent alot of our time there, so we show some fashion bedroom trends and ideas that will help make your bedroom look …

Schools Depend Upon the Integrity of Their Leaders

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Beyoncé fue la reina de la ceremonia de los premios MTV

elcomercio.com – Beyoncé entusiasmó al público del Madison Square Garden con una soberbia actuación este domingo 28 de agosto de 2016 durante la ceremonia de entrega de los MTV Video Music Awards, al evocar la viol…

Stretching exercises – Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

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La divertida reacción de las ‘Final Five’ al conocer a Beyoncé

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German Stocks Try To Defend Key Breakout Level

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jlfmi.tumblr.com – The German DAX scored a big technical breakout 2 weeks ago; it is now undergoing a critical test of that breakout level. As U.S. equity-centric fund managers, our focus is not typically on internat…

The Killing, a próxima série que você precisa maratonar

literaturapolicial.com – Por Josué de Oliveira – The Killing teve vida curta: apenas quatro temporadas, veiculadas entre 2011 e 2014. Foi um trajeto emocionante, e não falo apenas dos mistérios investigados por Sarah Linde…

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:TNXP) Insiders Look Optimistic About Prospects

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reviewfortune.com – Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:TNXP) up 23.67 per cent in the past week, is under coverage of 4 analysts who collectively recommend a buy rating on stock. 4 of the analysts have a buy …

State Treasurer State of Michigan Invests $1,174,000 in Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. (PBH)

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tickerreport.com – State Treasurer State of Michigan acquired a new stake in Prestige Brands Holdings Inc. (NYSE:PBH) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 21,200 shares of the compan…

Britney Spears y Beyoncé se lucieron en los MTV Video Music Awards | Últimas Noticias

ultimasnoticias.com.ve – Beyoncé entusiasmó al público del Madison Square Garden con una soberbia actuación este domingo durante la ceremonia de entrega de los MTV Video Music Awards, al evocar la violencia por armas de fu…


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Beyoncé faz história no VMA 2016!

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Une Montréalaise déplore le «bilinguisme à sens unique» chez McDonald’s (VIDÉO)

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quebec.huffingtonpost.ca – Une Montréalaise a vécu une bien mauvaise expérience lorsqu’elle a voulu se plaindre en français dans une chaîne de restauration rapide où on lui a répondu que « tout le monde devrait parler anglai…

Mezzan Holding acquires major stake in Al Safi Food – Saudi Gazette

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saudigazette.com.sa – KUWAIT — Mezzan Holding, one of the largest food, beverage, FMCG and pharma manufacturing and distribution companies in the Gulf, has completed its acquisition of 70% of KSA-based Al Safi Food Comp…

The Unconventional 13-Minute Workout That Helps UFC Fighter Conor McGregor Knock Out Opponents In 13 Seconds

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At every step of the way 1.25 billion people of India will stand by Myanmar: PM Modi

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Dastyari under fire after Chinese donor covers travel bill

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abc.net.au – Liberal senator Cory Bernardi has demanded high-profile Labor senator Sam Dastyari explain why a company with links to the Chinese Government repaid a debt on his behalf Government documents have r…

Reddit divorcees reveal the tell-tale signs your marriage is doomed

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Una potente señal de radio, desde una estrella a 95 años luz, desconcierta a los científicos

abc.es – Un equipo internacional de investigadores acaba de hacer público un hallazgo inquietante: una potente señal de radio, con posibilidades de haber sido emitida por una civilización extraterrestre. La…

How to Network Effectively at Events

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Welcome to demokrasi: how Erdogan got more popular than ever | Christopher de Bellaigue

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theguardian.com – The village headman, or muhtar, is the plankton in the food chain of Turkish politics. He – or, less often, she – is an elected local official who counts heads, settles feuds, and finds cats. On th…

At every step of the way 1.25 billion people of India will stand by Myanmar: PM Modi

narendramodi.in – Your Excellency President U Htin Kyaw Members of the media, I am delighted to welcome H.E U Htin Kyaw, President of Myanmar, and his distinguished delegation to India. Excellency, we are deeply hon…

Día Internacional de las Víctimas de Desapariciones Forzadas – 30 de agosto

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Little boy tries to protect his grandma with a pipe! You have to watch!

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Cumbre de Talavante, a hombros con López Simón

elmundo.es – El extremeño cuaja a ‘Organizador’, un gran toro de Vegahermosa premiado con la vuelta al ruedo en el arrastre Un auténtico alboroto formó Alejandro Talavante este lunes en Colmenar Viejo desorejan…

European Commission says ‘ball still rolling’ on trade deal with U.S. after German comments

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reuters.com – BRUSSELS The European Union’s executive said on Monday it had a unanimous mandate from the bloc’s 28 members to finalise negotiations on a free trade deal with the United States, a day after German…

Continuous rise in crime against women in UP: CAG report

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governancenow.com – The incidence of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh has been rising consistently during last five years, said a performance audit that covers the period from 2010-11 to 2014-15. “There has been 6…

Twitter users come out in support of OpIndia co-founder as trolls target his personal life

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ABP News Editor accuses Radio Mirchi VP of sharing fake video

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There is possibility of Indo-UK free trade pact, says Nirmala Sitharaman

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RIP Gene Wilder: How the iconic writer-actor transformed American film comedy – Firstpost

India should seize the opportunity to build ties with Myanmar

Home Affairs Ministry invites civilian control over departments

mmtimes.com – In a dramatic redrafting of local governance, the Ministry of Home Affairs has agreed to at least partially relinquish control of the police, the Bureau of Special Investigations, the Fire Service …

Residents encamped along highway vow to return if evicted


SAUNI Now Rs.33,100 Cr to Rs.50,000 Cr Scam – Little Water

August30, 2016 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com
CWC, PWD and Irrigation departments in India are Extremely Corrupt and
Incompetent and progress of states and regions is Greatly Hindered by
first Floods in Monsoon and then Drought post monsoon.
Gujarat is worst case because over 50,000 MCM water pass through
Gujarat rivers to sea normally and twice more in good monsoon year yet
out of 27 districts 20 districts have no storage water even for
drinking and municipal supply in normal year.
12 districts in Saurashtra & Kutchh Regions have just 720 MCM of live
storage capacity on 29-08-2016 as Monsoon is already withdrawing. For
40m population approximately water available in storages is just 2 MCM
per day or just 50 Liters Per Capita Per day but this too is subjected
SAUNI project was originally estimated to cost Rs.10,000 Cr, now
estimated to cost Rs.33,100 Cr but to cost much more than Rs.50,000 Cr
due to high O&M Cost.
SAUNI Rs.50,000 Cr Scam?
    Most of 1 maf water is drawn from Narmada Canal system to be DUMPED
in 115 SMALL DAMS which has lowest efficiency – 50% to 90% water is
lost to Evaporation & Seepage. Little water be available for
    No water will be available in most of them from March-June months.
    Narmada Piped water supply network already Existed Operating 365 days.
    Rs.50,000 Cr Could Create 20 MAF New Storage Capacity in Upstream sites.
    201 Dams [Excluding Ukai & SSP] has 4170 MCM Present Live Water only.
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016, India. Ph; 091- 9871056471,
9718280435, 9650421857

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Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, says former greats

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zeenews.india.com – New Delhi: Former greats on Sunday revived the longstanding demand for Bharat Ratna to late hockey legend Dhyan Chand with some saying the “wizard” should have been given the honour ahead of cricke…

News and Views

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sagarmedianews.wordpress.com – Rs.7,000 cr including Rs.4,200 cr funded by World Bank for Inland Waterways -1 and Rs.20,000 Cr for cleaning Ganga were approved and flood control, Dam Storages were neglected by this Government. T…

Newdelhi Samachara

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Ind Mine News

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Sagar Media News

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Gadkari’s Waterway-1 Caused GANGA FLOODS

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Asean News

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Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush announced as UN Women’s

Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush announced as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India

Film director and classical dancer Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush was declared UN Women Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India in Chennai on Monday. (L-R): UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri; Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush; and UN Women India Representative Dr. Rebecca Reichmann Tavares. Photo: UN Women/ Rajkumar

Film director will raise awareness on gender equality and the empowerment of women; boost UN Women’s efforts to close the gender gap and achieve ‘Planet 50-50’ by 2030

Date: 29 August 2016 Chennai — United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri today announced the appointment of film director, classical dancer and writer, Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush, as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India.
Aishwaryaa will help raise awareness of UN Women’s core messages of gender equality and women’s empowerment across India, boosting the organisation’s efforts to close the gender gap and achieve a more equal world – a Planet 50-50 – by the year 2030.
Aishwaryaa is a leading film director and a startup entrepreneur. In 2015, she launched Ten Entertainment, a digital medium to promote short film content and new digital ventures. She oversees the production activities of Wunderbar Films, a company launched by her husband and renowned film actor Dhanush. She is currently working on a book, Standing On An Apple Box, which describes her life as a celebrity daughter, mother and wife. She is also scripting for her next feature film.
“Aishwaryaa inspires confidence in young women and girls across South India and beyond,” said Lakshmi Puri. “With her steadfast belief in gender equality and her commitment to achieving it, I am sure she will take UN Women’s message to millions of women, girls, men and boys, and motivate artists, students, intellectuals and policymakers to place gender equality at the heart of their work,” Ms. Puri added.
“It will be an honour to serve as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India,” Aishwaryaa said in her acceptance speech. “Ensuring safe public and private spaces for women and their effective participation in politics, decision making and the economy are essential steps towards gender equality and the empowerment of women. Through my position I hope to draw attention to some of the challenges and also highlight solutions. I firmly believe that we need accelerated action on gender equality. We need a Planet 50-50 by 2030 and our efforts must beginnow.”
Dr. Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, Representative, UN Women India, welcomed Aishwaryaa to the UN Women family. “We are delighted to have Aishwaryaa as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India. As a filmmaker, dancer – and now writer – she is perfectly placed to reach out to a range of audiences, particularly young people, and to encourage them to speak out and act to prevent violence against women, create a level playing field for women and girls, and most importantly, help change mindsets and attitudes that allow inequalities to persist.”
Aishwaryaa’s father, acclaimed film actor Mr. Rajinikanth, said he was proud and delighted to have his daughter associated with UN Women to further gender equality. “Aishwaryaa has always been her own woman, poised and resolute. Her success is the result of sheer courage, determination and perseverance. I support her dedication to gender equality and her untiring efforts will go a long way in strengthening women’s rights throughout the region. I support gender equality. And I encourage all men and boys to take the HeForShe pledge. As a father I am very proud UN Women has selected Aishwaryaa as their Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India. I am extremely happy she is associating herself with such a prestigious and relevant cause.”He agrees that gender equality is not just a ‘women’s issue’; it requires everyone to come forward and act to prevent violence against women and ensure equal opportunities for women in our homes and our workplaces.
Aishwaryaa joins other high profile figures such as actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar, tennis star Sania Mirza, British actor Emma Watson, Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway, and HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, who have joined hands with UN Women to work for gender equality and the empowerment of women.
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·         Load Factor at 87% (up 7 ppts)·            Load Factor at 85% (up 6 ppts)
·         Passengers Carried up 10% YoY
·            Passengers Carried up 12% YoY
·         Revenue up 23% YoY·            Revenue at RM2.77 billion
·         Operating Profit up 80% YoY·            Profit Before Tax at RM 212.42 million
·         Net Operating Profit up 149% YoY·         Profit After Tax up 41% YoY 
·         EBIT Margin of 26% (up 9 ppts) 
·         EBITDAR Margin of 44% (up 9 ppts) 

SEPANG, 29 August 2016 – AirAsia Berhad (“AirAsia” or “the Company”) today reported its results for the quarter ended 30 June 2016 (“2Q16”).

AirAsia posted quarterly revenue of RM1.62 billion, up 23% from the revenue reported in the same quarter last year. The strong revenue recorded was on the back of a 10% year-on-year (“YoY”) growth in the number of passengers carried at 6.55 million which was well ahead of the 1% capacity growth, allowing the Company to record a strong load factor of 87%, a growth of 7 percentage points (“ppts”) YoY.
In 2Q16, AirAsia recorded operating profit of RM414.61 million (up 80% YoY) and net operating profit of RM 276.26 million (up 149% YoY). During the quarter under review, the Company posted Revenue per Available Seat Kilometre (“RASK”) of 13.35 sen (up 11% YoY) for its airline business. Average fare sustained its upward momentum and recorded an increase to RM153 (up 8% YoY) on the back of strong and healthy demand. These allowed the Company to post a profit after tax of RM341.88 million (up 41% YoY) for the period under review – Continuing its trend of strong and sustainable earnings growth.
AirAsia Berhad CEO, Aireen Omar said, “We saw good growth and earnings in this quarter despite it historically being our leanest. The highest growth seen among our ancillary products are sale of inflight merchandise (up 400% YoY), AirAsia Courier (up 86%) and connecting fees for our ‘Fly-Thru’ service (up 65% YoY). These led to the Company recording an ancillary income per pax of RM48 this quarter (up 5% YoY). The Group recorded a 32% YoY increase for Fly-Thru traffic, and Kuala Lumpur remains the largest transit hub with 83% AirAsia Group Fly-Thru traffic with the growth of 31% YoY.”
The Company’s cost, measured in terms of Cost per Available Seat Kilometre (“CASK”) was reported at 11.48 sen, reduced by 2% YoY. The lower cost was mainly due to 21% lower fuel expenses as average fuel price fell 24% to USD59 per barrel YoY despite a 4% increase in fuel consumption. This was partially offset by the 77% increase in lease expense due to 16 additional sale and leaseback, and increase in maintenance and user charges costs due to 2 additional operational fleet YoY. With this, the Company maintains its position as the lowest cost airline in the world.
On balance sheet, Aireen highlighted, “The management monitors the Company’s net gearing level closely to ensure that it is constantly at a healthy and comfortable level. The Company’s net gearing ratio continues to show improvement quarter-on quarter (“QoQ”), reported at 1.64 times at the end of 2Q16, 11% lower compared to the previous quarter due to 2% decrease in total debt and higher total equity.”
Meanwhile, commenting on the Company’s outlook, AirAsia’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Tony Fernandes said, “In Malaysia, demand remains extremely robust and we foresee this to improve in the coming quarters as consumer sentiment is picking up in the domestic economy.  Indian travellers entering Malaysia grew by 34% YoY and this shows our brand strengthening in the Indian market as we mount more domestic and international flights there. The Indian market coupled with both China and Asean will be key to our growth – We are the only airline that connects from China to Asean to India via our strong associate network. Based on our performance and trend for the first half of the year, we believe 2016 will be a very good year for the Company”.
Adding on the outlook of cost environment, he said, “We remain beneficiaries of the low fuel price, with all associates observing lower aircraft fuel expense, leading to lower CASK for the Group. For 2016 we have hedged 75% of our fuel requirements as a Group at an average cost of USD56 per barrel on jet kerosene. Meanwhile, we have hedged approximately 45% for 2017 of our fuel requirements at an average cost of USD58 per barrel.”
AirAsia Group – Proforma Consolidated Results of AirAsia Berhad and Associate Airlines
Segment reporting of associates are included in the quarterly Bursa Announcement (Note 9). The operating segments have been identified by each Air Operating Certificate (“AOC”) held within the AirAsia Group (“Group”), and are categorised as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India and Japan.
The Group posted quarterly revenue of RM2.77 billion while operating profit for the Group was recorded at RM425.66 million. The Group’s profit before taxation for the quarter under review is recorded at RM212.42 million, while cash balances stood at RM2.71 billion.
On consolidation of accounts for the whole Group, the Company’s auditor attempted to revisit their opinion on this matter and we are hopeful that the Group will be allowed to consolidate and therefore present a fairer view of the Group’s performance and financial position.
Thai AirAsia (“TAA”) posted revenue of THB7.77 billion in 2Q16, an increase of 13% from the same period last year while net operating profit increased by 69% YoY to THB671.80 million. This led the associate to post a profit after tax of THB767.56 million (up 105% YoY) in 2Q16. Tony commenting on TAA’s performance, “During the quarter, TAA recorded 18% YoY increase in passenger numbers ahead of capacity growth of 13%, with load factor increasing by 3 ppts to 83% due to the strong tourist arrivals from China and Asean which grew by 14% and 6% respectively despite the quarter being a low travel period. RASK decreased to THB1.51 (down 3% YoY). However, CASK reduced by 6% YoY to THB1.38 due to 17% drop in fuel expenses, following the 29% YoY reduction of average fuel price from USD84 per barrel to USD60 per barrel.”
Tony highlighted, “Thailand sustained its strong growth momentum as the tourism industry shows no signs of slowing down. TAA has put in place additional capacity to capitalise on this growing demand by taking in 2 additional aircraft and by launching 7 new routes in 2Q16. The Tourism Council of Thailand forecast 3Q16 tourist arrivals to grow further by 11.5% YoY. TAA has performed ahead of the industry and sustain its leadership position in the highly competitive Thai market through rapid capacity expansion and increasing frequency as well as the number of routes.”
Indonesia AirAsia (“IAA”) recorded revenue of IDR887.38 billion in 2Q16, down 30% YoY which is in-line with the planned 37% decrease in capacity. Load factor recorded a 10 ppts improvement to 83%. Meanwhile, IAA registered a lower net operating loss of IDR84.60 billion (narrowed by 83%) and a smaller loss after tax of IDR 63.35 billion (narrowed by 87%). Tony highlighted, “IAA’s turnaround plan is showing good signs especially on the cost side. CASK decreased 19% from a year ago in all areas, particularly on lower aircraft operating leases and fuel expenses. The underlying strategy behind the turnaround plan was to remove additional aircrafts from IAA’s fleet that can be better utilised by other associates, seven of which have been transferred out as planned. The benefits of this can be seen in the quarter under review where aircraft operating lease expense has reduced by 54% following a lease rate restructuring while maintenance and overhaul cost have decreased by 34%.”
In addition, Tony stressed, “IAA has right-sized its fleet and network which has contributed to lower operational losses as seen from our 2Q16 performance whereby cost decreased in all categories except for user charges. On the outlook for IAA in 3Q16, load factor is forecast at 92% which is due to high season demand. For the remaining quarters, IAA will continue to focus on promoting international routes. IAA is set to re-group and expand once again on international routes where we are the strongest. We forecast IAA will turn into black in 2H16.”

Philippines AirAsia (“PAA”) posted an 11% increase in revenue at PHP2.57 billion and strong growth in the number of passenger carried (up 3% YoY). Load factor was at a high of 91%, up by 11 ppts YoY. CASK increased by 1% to PHP2.53 due to higher depreciation of property, plant and equipment (up 144% YoY) and maintenance & overhaul cost (up 55% YoY). Further guided by the management’s turnaround plan, net operating losses reduced to PHP162.68 million (narrowed by 72% YoY) while loss after tax of PHP539.05 million (narrowed by 31% YoY) was observed in the quarter under review mostly due to forex losses of PHP376.37 million. Tony added, “The cost reduction and re-fleeting exercise has enabled us to achieve lower losses for our operations this quarter.”
Adding on to the Philippines, he said, “The turnaround progress of our operations pushes on as revenue, load factor and average fare shows a positive increase. On the associates’ outlook, 3Q16 is expected to perform better YoY with revenue anticipated to be higher by 30% as average fares and load factor are projected to be higher. The forecasted load factor for the third quarter of 2016 is at 85%. PAA remains on track with its turnaround plan to rationalise its fleet composition to further reduce its cost structure in the remaining quarters in 2016. Thus, we expect that PAA will be profitable in 2H16.

AirAsia India (“AAI”) recorded a 73% increase in revenue at INR1.89 billion and carried higher number of passenger (up 76% YoY). Meanwhile, load factor was at 87% (up 4 ppts YoY) while ancillary revenue per passenger grew by 13% to INR415. Tony stressed, “India is progressing very well in the past few quarters. Load factor has again posted a record high which demonstrates our guests’ preference for flying with us. This is also reflected in the total passengers carried which increased by 76% YoY to 0.53 million passengers. Despite being a new airline, it is worth AAI’s CASK is much lower as compared to its peers in that market.” During the quarter, AAI posted a smaller net loss of INR203.63 million (narrowed by 56% YoY). 

Invest in young women’s voice, action and leadership to achieve Planet 50-50:

Invest in young women’s voice, action and leadership to achieve Planet 50-50: UN ASG Lakshmi Puri

UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director engages with young people in Chennai
Chennai, 29 August 2016: “The role of youth in achieving women’s empowerment and a more equal world – a ‘Planet 50-50’ – is crucial and a key step towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals,”United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri said during a vibrant interaction with young people in Chennai on Monday.More than 150 students, youth activists and young professionals participated in the interaction organised by UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) and the UN Inter Agency Network on Youth Development. They brainstormed on ways to mobilise youth for gender equality, drawing on UN Women’s ‘LEAPS’ framework which calls for strengthening young women’s Leadership, promotingEconomic empowerment and skills development of young women, and Action to end violence against young women and girls. Additionally, it makes a case for promoting theParticipation of young women and their organizations, partnerships with young men in gender equality as well as intergenerational partnerships.
“Young women and men represent a huge potential resource as agents of change. With approximately 600 million adolescent girls and young women empowered and educated today, we have the opportunity to create a huge wave of change which will impact how our world looks in the future,” Ms. Puri said.
Speaking alongside Ms. Puri were three youth panelists, Arun Krishnamurthy, Hafsa Badsha and Kirthi Jayakumar. The panel was moderated by Youth Planet 50-50 Champion Saket Mani and Shivapriya Ganapathi, a research scholar at Madras University.
“Youth today are far more connected and integrated through online and offline communication channels than ever before, young people always have something relevant to say, a view, a thought or a dream,” said Mr. Mani. “An intergenerational movement that bands together people of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and economic backgrounds would create an alliance unlike any other. UN Women has recognized the context of youth and gender equality, and has developed a strategy that targets young female empowerment.”
The panelists also emphasised the importance of having men speak up and act for gender equality. “Young men have an empowering role as advocates and partners willing to leave behind entrenched discriminatory practices and be equal drivers of the global solidarity movement for gender equality,” said Ms. Puri.
The interaction concluded with speakers and participants pledging to strengthen initiatives for the empowerment of young women, mobilise diverse voices across generations and develop a roadmap to encourage young people to become advocates for gender equality.
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UN Women
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