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September 29, 2020 | |Post a Comment

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September 29, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe reactor tip measured 22.8 m x 5 m x 5.43 m and weighed 168.5 tons (152.9 tonnes).The unit was transported from the port of Ortona to the port of Kherson in the Ukraine on a breakbulk vessel. From Kherson, STA Logistic organised a towing barge to move the reactor tip to a berth at the Mozyr oil refinery, as well as the overland transport to the construction site, using a 14 axle combination.The most difficult part of the project, according to STA Logistic, was the route from Kiev to the Mozyr jetty. The company said: “Due to bad weather conditions, we had to stop moving for two days for safety reasons. Then, in Belarus we faced another problem – the water level in the River Pripyat went down. To pass through some districts we had to drag the bottom.“We also had to build a sand dump to block the jetty channel and pump the water into it.” This allowed the barge to be set level with the berth to enable the unloading of the cargo, which was rolled off the barge and delivered to the site.”According to WCA Projects, of which STA Logistic is a member, the entire transport operation was completed in 24 days.stalogistic.comwww.wcaprojects.comlast_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe courts and tribunals system must undergo ‘root-and-branch’ change or it risks ‘sliding into a state of rapid, managed decline’, the senior presiding judge Lord Justice Fulford has warned.‘Put starkly, the imperative for reform increases by the day,’ he writes in his July reform update to the judiciary. ‘Our system is crumbling under the weight of outdated and inefficient paper-based processes, along with many years of significant underinvestment in IT and our estate.‘Without root-and-branch change, we risk sliding into a state of rapid, managed decline. There is, I believe, a strong consensus for change and we have the means to fund it. We must grasp the opportunity to make the changes necessary to bring the system into the 21st century.’Much of the four-year reform programme is dependent on the sale of court buildings following the latest round of closures. Fulford (pictured) added in an interview with The Times that  contingency plans are in place in the event of a property slump, which could mean parts of the programme taking an extra two years or talking to the Treasury about a short-term alternative source of funding.His comments come as practitioners around the country warn that the latest round of court closures, coupled with poor facilities and limited internet and IT, risk damaging access to justice.While acknowledging much has still to be done, HMCTS interim CEO Kevin Sadler told the Gazette the focus must be on using digital options to make access to justice easier and reduce ‘dependence’ on physical courts.HMCTS is convening a ‘Court of the Future’ working group. Fulford says in his update that a number of judges will contribute either on the working group or separately to probe proposals for the minimum standards for hearing rooms, the necessary facilities, including technology and security, and shared buildings in a reformed court estate.last_img read more

September 28, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgGEORGIA: Staff from national railway GR, contractors and policymakers gathered on November 21 to celebrate the completion of the longest tunnel on the Georgian rail network.Formed of two single bores, the 8·5 km Kvishkheti – Zvare tunnel forms a central element of the modernisation of the main line between Tbilisi and Makhindzhauri, which is a strategic link between the east and west of the country. The construction consortium was led by CRCC’s China Railway Bureau No 23, DB International and ILF. The Tbilisi – Makhindzhauri route upgrading began in 2011 and is due for completion by the end of 2019. The scope of work includes the boring of six new tunnels. Once completed, the journey time for passenger trains between Tbilisi and Batumi is expected to be reduced by 1 h.Speaking at the tunnel completion ceremony, Prime Minister Giorgy Kvirikashvili said that the upgraded railway would help to improve the overall quality of infrastructure in the country, as well as delivering safer and faster journeys ‘compliant with all modern standards’.He also suggested that the railway works would lead to growth in intermodal traffic via the deep-water port of Anakliya, which is also being expanded. China’s ambassador to Georgia Ji Yanchi pointed to the potential for Georgia’s rail network to play an important role in the emergence of a ‘New Silk Road’, and the completion of the tunnel was a reflection of the depth of the partnership between the two countries.last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgConstable John Donnelly said “Throwing a hammer at a moving vehicle is a very dangerous act and something we are treating very seriously. The hammer was thrown with such force that it has smashed and then embedded itself in the windscreen.I am keen to speak to anyone that witnesses a group of 4 – 5 persons standing in the playground area just off Auchencrieff Road between 10 PM and 10:30 on Saturday night. I am particularly keen to speak to a male, described as 6 foot tall, large built wearing dark clothes and it is possible drivers in the area may have caught the male or the group on their dash cameras.Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident 4181 of 4th May 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE in Dumfries are appealing for witnesses after a claw hammer was thrown into a car windscreen as it was driven passed a group of persons in Gledhill Crescent, Locharbriggs.The incident happened around 10:30 PM on Saturday 4th May 2019 as the victim drove past a group of 4-5 people standing on the grass near to the pavement.last_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img 46 Views   no discussions Trinidad and Tobago Finance Minister Colm ImbertPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago government says it will not enter into any structural adjustment programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but defended its decision to have advisors from the IMF and the World Bank assist it deal with reviving the economy of the oil-rich twin island republic.Finance Minister Colm Imbert, speaking in Parliament on Monday, said “we are not in any standby arrangement and under this PNM (People’s National Movement) administration, under the leadership of Dr Keith Christopher Rowley, there will be no standby arrangement with the IMF”.Opposition legislators have criticised the eight-month-old government of seeking to hoodwink the population and enter into an agreement with the Washington-based financial institution as the country deals with a significant decline in revenue as a result of the drop in oil prices on the world market.Last weekend, the leader of the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ), David Abdula, described as “an amazing indication of the abject failure” the decision of the government to seek the assistance of the two financial institutions in dealing with the sluggish local economy.“It’s an indication that he’s [Imbert] unsure of what he’s doing and if that is an indication of that, then that contributes to the lack of confidence generally in the economy,” Abdulah said.Last week, Imbert told reporters that teams from the two Washington-based financial institutions were here assisting the Rowley administration saying “we have made arrangements for experts, primarily from the World Bank but also from the IMF to give us advice on a number of pressing matters.“The first one would be an appropriate oil and gas fiscal regime in the current environment of low oil prices and declining production in our oil and gas fields.“One of the things we need to do at this time with low oil prices is to model a fiscal regime that would achieve two objectives which are quite often contradictory and one is to maximise revenue for the government”.Imbert who led a delegation to Washington for talks with the financial institutions there, said the new regime would also be to “provide incentives to oil companies”.Imbert defended the decision to establish the new regime, telling legislators “multi-national companies charge expenses in their head office which are unreasonable and thereby deprive Trinidad and Tobago of revenue.“So this much reviled and hated IMF…will help this country to design a competitive oil and tax regime which will boost revenue for Trinidad and Tobago and assist us with transfer pricing which will allow us to earn as much revenue as we can from the multi-nationals.”He said the IMF assist countries all over the world and accused the opposition of wanting to “frighten people for absolutely no reason”. BusinessNewsRegional T&T Gov’t says it will not enter into agreement with IMF by: Caribbean Media Corporation – April 26, 2016 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 128 Views   one comment Sharecenter_img Share CommentaryLettersLocalNewsOpinionsPoliticsReader Bites New Year’s greetings from Roseau South MP by: – January 3, 2017 Member of Parliament for the Roseau South Constituency,Joshua Francis (file photo)By Joshua Francis, Attorney-at-Law & Roseau South MPA HAPPY NEW YEAR TO AND FROM THE ROSEAU SOUTH CONSTITUENCY! A most prosperous, happy and wonderful New Year 2017 to your home, community, constituency and Dominica!I had a challenging year, 2016, I had several difficulties, some of which allowed me to reflect on whether I should continue in politics; I had to determine whether I should simply focus on my family and my law practice, be selfish and move-on with my life. I chose to continue to be a servant of the people. I would not be satisfied if I were to surrender my efforts in the movement to make Dominica a better place to live and to enjoy life.Furthermore, the difficulties were meant to make me stronger, wiser and better armed to serve. The difficulties were meant for my re-invention and to show my people that I am kind but not weak and negatively soft as some would say.I believe in myself-my inner-strengths-my constituency and in my country. But above all, I believe in the creator of heaven and Earth, the author and finisher of my faith. And I’ve never had any doubt that the difficulties of 2016 have been divine to bless and raise me to do God’s work.It is on that note I would like to express my most sincere gratitude for YOUR BEING WITH ME, WHETHER AS A CRITIC, A NAYSAYER, OR A SUPPORTER. For we did it together, you made your voice heard as I kept my calm during the storm. I took note of most things, if not all, that was said about me-on Facebook, radio, Instagram, television…I gracefully absorbed the pain inflicted by my accusers, and destructive critics while I heartedly embraced the encouragement of my constructive critics, truest and genuine supporters. My house and I are still standing, and once again, I say thank you!We have now moved into a new calendar year, and I urge you to place the Creator of Heaven and Earth as your priority, take good care of your health, love and honor your parents, take excellent care of your family, respect your fellow brothers and sisters, and stand for truth, righteousness and Love. We must Stand for us, stand for Dominica.In 2017 and beyond, on a political level, I confess that the opposition, Team Dominica, UWP is good for the country because it works to make Dominica a better place, even cooperating with the government when it is in the interests of the country. I am glad to be part of a Parliamentary opposition which has a viable program, capable and able leaders, and to persistently work to deliver its ideas. In 2017, the Team Dominica, UWP Roseau South Constituency Association will continue to demonstrate a viable, alternative social, political and economic management strategy to better satisfy the interests of a diverse Roseau South Constituency and b) develop broad based political strategies targeting the diverse voting public to build voter confidence in the capability of the Team Dominica- United Workers Party as the next government of Dominica.I ask the public to continue to reach out to all who were profoundly affected in 2016, whether the fire victims of New Town, Fire Victims of Silver Lake, displaced families of Paradise Valley, Bath Estate and the families of Petite Savanne, families who suffered loss of loved ones….I call on the people of Roseau South Constituency and Dominica by extension to work diligently with unity in the interest of our constituency and our country, one, people, one love, one Dominica-God bless us!TOGETHER WE SHALL WORK TO IMPROVE OUR LIVES!”last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) A festival that promotes a plant-based lifestyle will return to downtown Farmington on Sunday, September 13, provided the new owners of the Downtown Farmington Center approve.Vendors selling vegan products will be part of VegMichigan’s free festival in downtown Farmington. (File photo)VegMichigan held its first event at the Walter E. Sundquist and Riley Park last fall, Tom Progar, president of VegMichigan and a Farmington Hills resident told Farmington council members on Monday.“We thought it was a wonderful space and we got a lot of great feedback,” he said.Progar said the family-friendly event features 35 vendors. It’s designed for anyone interested in learning more about plant-based living.Local businesses expected to participate include Chive Kitchen (a vegan restaurant), Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Neu Kombucha, Bodhi Yoga, and The Cheese Lady Farmington.City attorney Tom Schultz asked officials to add language to their motion approving the event application to make it contingent on any other required approvals. He said a Planned Unit Development agreement, originally with Kimco and now with new shopping center owner Glen Una Management, limits the number of events held that reduce parking spaces.A map submitted with the event application shows vendor booths and two food trucks will occupy parking spaces on the west and south side of the pavilion.Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen said the city has “a good working relationship with the new owner and will work with VegMichigan to ensure the event happens.Progar pointed out that vendors make the free event possible.“We have time,” he said. “We will do everything we can to make it all work.” Reported bylast_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Machine Learning –  Explores the development of Intelligent nodes across manufacturing machines, test systems, and industrial assets that will provide the data needed to build better products and make better operational decisions Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – Predicts that Industries will have to adopt to IIoT to maximize uptime, optimize performance, and drive product and process innovation. 5G – Signifies a generational transformation that will provide untethered experience with much faster data, shorter network response times (lower latency), instant access anywhere and everywhere, and the capacity for billions of devices. Vehicles Electrification – Discusses the reliance on power electronics and electric motor drives that adds complexity to control systems. Breaking Moore’s Law – Industries will demonstrate each scaling challenge with an innovation in alternative architectures seemingly ending processing advancements NIDays offered 22 technical & academic track sessions and tutorials along with a wide range of products and application demonstrations. Speakers and exhibitors from automated test domain joined the event. The diverse set of panelists shared their experiences and best practices in the areas of processes, management and technology that address the challenges and opportunities for future systems.Presented at NIDays, NI’s Trend Watch 2018 examined the technological advances propelling towards a future faster than ever before along with some of the biggest challenges engineers face looking ahead to 2018. Five key topics were explored – National Instruments hosted the 14th edition of NIDays in Bengaluru, India on 26 October 2017 – an annual conference on graphical system design. The event was attended by over 700 engineers, scientists, and experts from Industry and Academia who discussed the trends, opportunities and challenges that will enable the future technology to grow faster.At the seminar, NI India discussed the next generation of LabVIEW software, LabVIEW NXG 1.0, that gets faster engineering insights with instant hardware discovery, integrated data analysis, and interactive data exploration tools. The attendees got to experience LabVIEW NXG 1.0 and LabVIEW 2017 with experts from Applications Engineering and NI RnD.center_img The new range of products presented at the event included LabVIEW NXG 1.0, bridging the gap between configuration-based software and custom programming languages, Vehicle Radar Test System (VRTS) delivering object simulation and radar measurement capabilities for engineers testing autonomous driving technology, and ATE Core Configurations which supply core mechanical, power and safety infrastructure to help users accelerate the design and build of automated test systems in industries ranging from semiconductor and consumer electronics to aerospace and automotive.last_img read more

September 24, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Gonzaga leads Lady Troopers vs Generika’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The RC Cola-Army Lady Troopers opened its 2016 Asics Philippine Superliga Grand Prix campaign with a 25-17, 23-25, 25-15, 25-19 win over the Generika Life Savers on Tuesday night at the San Juan Arena.Guimaras-native Jovelyn Gonzaga led the way with 14 points, including 12 attacks, for the Lady Troopers, which moved up to second place in the standings with a 1-0 slate to tie with defending champion Foton Tornadoes.Reinforcement Hailie Ripley chipped in 13 markers, while Honey Royce Tubino contributed 12 points for the Lady Troopers, which survived another injury scare from star Rachel Anne Daquis.Both teams had a tight exchange early in the opening set with the Lady Troopers holding on to a 16-12 lead, but the Lady Troopers suddenly surged to a 22-16 edge behind Gonzaga and Ripley before finishing it off with hits from Daquis.After dropping the second set, the Lady Troopers bounced back in the third frame with a 16-9 lead. Despite Daquis’ close call, the Lady Troopers still went on to take the set behind hits from Gonzaga, Tubino and Ripley.The Lady Troopers remained strong in the fourth set as it built a 13-5 lead courtesy of Ripley and Lutgarda Malaluan. Despite a mini-run by the Life Savers, the Lady Troopers still cruised to the win on late hits by Gonzaga and Ripley.“Malaking tulong ‘yung mga imports sa amin kasi kahit wala pa sila sa playing modem nandoon pa rin ang skills nila,” said Lady Troopers head coach Emilio Reyes. “Kahit nadagdagan kami, ganoon pa din ang sistema ng Army.”Polina Liutikova finished with 15 points, on 11 attacks and two service aces, while Marivic Meneses finished with 10 markers for the Lifesavers, which swallowed its second consecutive setback./PNlast_img read more