With a total weight of 3,300 tonnes, the shipment included a HA deck of 2,400 tonnes, load spreaders weighing 200 tonnes, barge grillages of 100 tons, as well as axles weighing 550 tonnes. The mammoth structure, which was fabricated by L&T, Hazira, for Maersk Oil, Qatar was lifted by special hydraulic axles placed in four rows with four engines and 928 tyres. The entire HA deck was transported for over 1,000 m at 1 km/h.The company was involved in the engineering and design of the load spreader and played a key role in the selection of trailers, identifying the correct barges, correct tides and pumps for the smooth execution of the transport project.
The initial GHG strategy will provide a framework for all member states. It is expected to set out the future vision for international shipping, the levels of ambition to reduce GHG emissions and guiding principles. Following discussions in an intercessional working group last week, the committee is expected to instruct a working group to finalise the strategy for adoption. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has welcomed the progress made by governments on a draft GHG reduction strategy. At the conclusion of the intercessional working group, ICS deputy secretary general, Simon Bennett, said: “What IMO has been attempting to negotiate is a Paris Agreement for the shipping industry. The enormous political challenges involved really cannot be exaggerated. “But the goals now tentatively agreed by most governments for short-term efficiency improvement, and for mid-century GHG reduction by the sector as whole, should be sufficiently ambitious to provide the signal needed to stimulate the development of zero CO2 fuels, so we can collectively get on with the job of eliminating GHG emissions from shipping as soon as possible.”According to Bennett, some further fine-tuning of the strategy will be required by the MEPC. He added: “It is vital that those governments who are serious about helping shipping to reduce its CO2 remain loyal to the carefully crafted political package that has now been negotiated and that they refrain so far as possible from reopening major substantive issues – unless they wish to risk unravelling what will be a very significant climate deal.” MEPC 72 will also address the implementation of the 0.5 percent sulphur limit, as well as the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention, which entered into force in September 2017. www.imo.org www.ics-shipping.org
ETS SIAD Automobiles (Groupe SIAD) has signed an order for nine Terex rough-terrain cranes. The Algerian crane distributor ordered six Terex RT 45 and three RT 45 units; both models have a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes.Mobile Cranes Asia, Terex Cranes’ distributor in Singapore, also placed an order for a Demag AC 350-6 all-terrain crane. The unit has a 64 m-long main boom and a maximum lifting capacity of 350 tonnes.www.terex.com
Leading City firms have begun to release trainee retention rates for the autumn cohort, with many posting figures in excess of 80%, though rates have dropped at other firms.Slaughter and May leads the way in the magic circle so far. It has taken on 29 of 32 trainees (90%). Thirty trainees put their name forward for a post.Allen & Overy had 47 trainees on its programme, all of whom applied. The firm made offers to 41 of whom 40 accepted, giving it an 85% retention rate.James Partridge, partner and training principal at Allen & Overy, described this as ‘another good result’ and testament to A&O’s compelling offering and commitment to developing exceptional talent.The figures are similar to those of September last year, when A&O posted an 86% retention rate (keeping 36 of 42 trainees) while Slaughter and May took on 32 of its 36-strong cohort (88%).A&O’s newly qualified lawyers will start on £78,500 while Slaughter and May’s will earn £78,000.It was not all good news in the magic circle however after a big decline in the number of trainees taking on a contract at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.The magic circle firm offered contracts to 29 of 41 trainees with 27 accepting a role (66%). It is in marked contrast to last September when the firm retained 95% of its 42 trainees.Farah Ispahani, trainee development partner, said: ’Our retention rates across each intake vary as we balance a number of different factors when determining the offers that we make to individuals. We are committed to our existing level of training contracts in London and we expect our medium-term average for retention rates to be upheld.’Elsewhere, Silver Circle firm Ashurst posted a 95% retention rate, offering 19 positions to its intake of 20.Bird & Bird took on 18 trainees and will retain 15 (83%). Last year, it took on 15 from a total of 17 (88%).International firm Pinsent Masons’ figures were not as high, though the firm had many more trainees than other firms and took on 74% of the cohort. Of its 91 trainees, 84 trainees applied and 67 had their offer accepted. The retention rate of those actually applying for a position at the firm was 80%.Last year, 47 out of the 59 trainees were signed up (79%).Things were less positive for Weil, Gotshal & Manges however. The US-headquartered firm offered contracts to all of its 10 trainees but only five accepted.A spokesperson said some trainees were keen to qualify into groups which had taken ‘a number of NQs in recent intakes’ and could not offer contracts to every trainee in the groups of their choice.Last year the firm retained 12 of 14 trainees (85%).At £115,000, Weil’s salary for newly qualified lawyers is higher than any of the magic circle.International law firm Taylor Wessing also posted a fairly low score, announcing that it will retain 62% of its 26-strong cohort. Last September it retained 77%, (17 from 22).Kirstie McGuigan, partner and head of the UK graduate recruitment committee, said the disappointing retention was a product of a number of factors and did not ’paint the full picture’.’In the last year we have strengthened our graduate programme with the introduction of game based video assessments to enhance the candidate experience. Furthermore, to be recognised with multiple awards for the strength of our graduate recruitment and development programme is testament to the quality of the training we give, and we hope this will be reflected with an uplift in retention rates next year.’
ON February 12 Railtrack granted approval for network-wide use of Brand-Rex’s RT/E/PS/00005 standard thermoplastic A4 signalling cable, the firm’s first trackside product. The compact lightweight cable was developed for use with the Train Protection &Warning System and will replace rubber based designs.Brand-Rex has also extended its X-treme Rail product range of hybrid copper and optic fibre cables to cover mass transit applications, including reduced diameter and shorter bend radius cables for use on urban rolling stock.Brand-Rex Ltd, Great BritainReader Enquiry Number 137
Share Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 27 Views 2 comments LocalNews Opposition questions National Employment Program by: – November 19, 2013 Political Leader, Lennox LintonPolitical leader of the United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton has questioned the government’s decision to launch a National Employment Program on December 2, 2013.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit revealed at a press conference on Friday, November 15 that the National Employment Program costing in excess of nine million dollars will target four hundred unemployed youth, for employment opportunities within the public and private sector.The business firms will provide the employment and training to these young people, however they will be paid by the government.“For fourteen years, we have not heard this government ever mention at all that it believes that there is a strategic, methodical approach to lifting this economy to higher heights and to putting it in a position, rather than losing jobs to be creating jobs, to be gaining jobs,” Linton stated.Linton, who recently revealed at a Jobs & Economic Forum held by his party last month that when elected they will create five thousand jobs within the first three years, said they’ve “taken on this responsibility because the government has not done it”.The UWP has also embarked on a Coast to Coast in 25 initiative; visiting all twenty-one constituencies within twenty-five days to hear the concerns of the people.“We have started putting our plans together, we are seeing the clear possibility of being able to create five thousand jobs within the first three years of a United Workers Party administration and all of a sudden, all of a sudden, this government that has not bothered about job creation for fourteen years, all of a sudden knows it can use eight million dollars of money that is sitting there to employ four hundred people”. Within the National Employment Program, there will be a special employment program for returning university graduates in the Kalinago Territory, the Prime Minister noted.These university graduates, about seven graduates, will be attached to the Ministry of Carib Affairs and stationed in the Kalinago Territory.Dominica Vibes News
After watching Barcelona cope ably with the distraction of political tension sweeping across Spain in recent weeks, it is Real Madrid’s turn to head into the eye of the storm on Sunday when they travel to Girona.It is the European champions’ first trip to Catalonia since violence marred a separatist called independence referendum for the region on October 1 that has sparked weeks of political chaos.The atmosphere surrounding Real’s first ever top-flight visit to Girona, a heartland of pro-independence support, could be further intensified should the Spanish government follow through with plans this weekend to seize Catalonia’s autonomous powers in an attempt to stave off a declaration of independence.But the protagonists insist they are preparing solely with the 90 minutes on the pitch in mind.“We will have the security there as always to play a football match, nothing more,” said Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.“We are thinking solely about the match as always and not about what could happen around it.”As is normal on trips to Catalonia, Real will not use their official team bus for fear of reprisals.“It won’t be the first time that this has happened and there is no need to give it any further importance,” Real’s Director of Institutional Relations, Emilio Butragueno, told Spanish sports daily Marca.“Real Madrid are a football club and we will only talk about the football – that is all we focus on, to win and to make our fans happy.”Fresh from picking up FIFA’s award for the best player of 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo will be one of number of Real stars to return after being rested for Real’s Copa del Rey last 32, first leg at third-tier Fuenlabrada on Thursday.Gareth Bale once again misses out through injury, although there is hope the Welshman could return from a calf problem in time to face his old side Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Wednesday.
CLEVELAND – The Browns and Titans are ready to start week one, and here’s the inactives for each team for the 1pm EST kickoff.TitansOG Nate DavisRB Dalyn DawkinsDT Matt DickersonLB Reggie GilbertLB David LongOG Kevin PamphileCB Tye SmithBrownsLB Genard AverOG Austin CorbettQB Garrett GilbertTE Ricky Seals-JonesLB Sione TakitakiWR Taywan TaylorOG Wyatt Teller Related TopicsBrownsNFL Week oneTitans Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.
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StumbleUpon As the football season gears up for the final furlong, the tipsters on bettingexpert.com are in full flow. Here is what some of the key ones are tipping in the Premier League this weekend: Home-field Advantage: Southampton v Newcastle UnitedTipster h3ctor is confident that Southampton will take the win at home against Newcastle. With over 225 tips in the league, h3ctor is an avid PL spectator, and rationalises his pick based on Newcastle’s less than stellar performance this season, with only 25 points to date. This has seen them slip to 19th in the table.Southampton meanwhile are having much more fun, they recently beat Liverpool at home and form wise the Saints are the far stronger of the two. H3ctor’s selected bookmaker, Matchbook, seems to agree with this prediction—its giving odds of 1.60 in favour of the home team.Confidence Stake: 9/10 Share Value Angle: West Ham United v Arsenal—To end in a Draw This bet is a bit riskier, but yields a potentially high reward. With odds of 3.86 from Matchbook, tipster N3essiy is feeling comfortable with this prediction. Looking at West Ham’s record at home this season, combined with Arsenal’s embarrassing loss to West Ham last time these two met, N3essiy thinks that a draw is the likeliest result. Confidence Stake: 6/10For more tips on this weekend’s football matches, check out bettingexpert.com. Share Victory on the Road: Sunderland v Leicester CityThe Leicester fairytale season continues, and with a four game winning streak, tipster Andythepandy is pointing to them to keep it up. On the other side of the table is Sunderland, who are on an uninspiring and frustrating run of four consecutive draws. That said Sunderland have only lost one of their last six home games but regardless Andythepandy is not of the opinion that they have what it takes to break through Leicester’s resolute defence, even with a home crowd behind them. Our tipster has been correct for 3 of his last 5 tips, and he’s feeling confident that this one will up his numbers even further. The odds are not as strong for Leicester’s away match as they are for Southampton’s home game. Matchbook is giving Leicester odds of 2.23 though this still hasn’t shaken AndythePandy’s confidence.Confidence Stake: 9/10 Submit