Courting opinion

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Once the aim was homes for heroes – now it’s fitness for human habitation

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Giants meet at London Stansted

first_imgThe A380 was recently delivered to British Airways and is currently undertaking induction flights before entering service later this year. The aircraft has been optimised to handle bellyhold cargo; it features two additional ULD positions and an improved maximum takeoff weight 12 tonnes greater than other A380s currently in the sky. IAG Cargo’s 136-tonne payload B747-8F operates from London Stansted and provides scheduled and chartered services. The aircraft has 16 percent more volume and 18 tonnes of additional lift capacity in comparison to the older B747-400F. IAG Cargo is the single business unit created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo.  www.iagcargo.comlast_img read more

Saipem 7000 makes Dutch call

first_imgMarico will actively contribute to a number of jobs that will be conducted on the ship over the next few months.Saipem 7000, which is owned by Italian company Saipem, has a total lifting capacity of 14,000 tonnes. The vessel’s main tasks involve heavy lifting for oil and gas platforms in the North Sea.  www.broekmanlogistics.comwww.marico.nlwww.saipem.comlast_img

Port rail access funding

first_imgSPAIN: A series of agreements that will see state-owned port authorities fund rail infrastructure upgrades were signed by ADIF on June 6. The total cost of the projects is €45∙5m, of which €11∙5m is being provided by the European Regional Development Fund via ADIF.The largest single project is a €20∙5m scheme to build a new connection at La Salud that would allow 750 m long freight trains to reach the port of Sevilla without the need to reverse. The port authority is contributing €9m, with ERDF providing the remainder via ADIF.The Bay of Algeciras port authority is providing €17∙4m for improvements to the Bobadilla — Algeciras route in order to increase capacity and reduce operating costs for freight services, due to be undertaken in 2017-19. Provision of 750 m passing loops on the Sevilla — Huelva route at a cost of €2∙2m in 2017-18 is being funded by the Huelva port authority.last_img read more

Refocus of Community Safety Will Better Serve Public

first_imgDumfries and Galloway council AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee will meet on Tuesday 24 January and will be asked to agree to a refocusing of the Community Safety Team.The Community Safety Team is responsible for a plethora of roles to keep communities safe, clean and tidy including issuing fixed penalty notices for fly tipping, dog fouling and littering. As well as this, community safety officers patrol neighbourhoods of the region to keep vandalism and anti-social behaviour rates low. The Team was formed in 2012 and amalgamated community wardens, car park inspectors and the anti-social behaviour teams into one large team.Councillors will hear at the meeting that the review received a significant level of support from everyone who participated in the review, and there was a clear consensus that the community safety team would benefit from a refreshed approach.This will not lead to any loss of service for the public of the region though. In fact, the report lays out how the team will operate moving forward, with a larger emphasis being placed on deploying officers to hand out fixed penalty notices to dog foulers and fly tippers – both of these issues continually rank highly as issues that the public see as vital to address in the annual community safety survey.The refreshed model of working will focus on 12 outward facing improvement actions as a way of working, and measuring how successfully the team is performing. These include adopting a risk-based approach and improving public awareness of the team as a community asset. The team will also focus on early intervention and prevention rather than trying to deal with problems as and when they occur.Councillor Tom McAughtrie, who is Chairman of the Communities Committee welcomed the report ahead of the meeting. He said;“This report details exactly how the community safety team will work in the future. These changes will benefit the residents of Dumfries and Galloway both in the short and longer term. By increasing our work with key partners and stakeholders we’ll be able to dedicate more resources to catching those who continue to throw rubbish away wherever they like and let their dogs foul on our streets and in our parks. I hope my fellow committee members endorse this report and look would like to place on record my thanks to the community safety team for the work they do.”The full report can be found at; http://egenda.dumgal.gov.uk/aksdumgal/users/public/admin/kab53.pl?cmte=&type=M&arc=71&phase=twolast_img read more

Unpaid salaries for truckers to be resolved soon

first_img Tweet Share 10 Views   no discussions LocalNews Unpaid salaries for truckers to be resolved soon by: – June 18, 2013 Truckers have been asked to hold on for at least two more weeksTruckers contracted to undertake work on phase two of the Melville Hall road project have to wait for at least two more weeks for overdue salary payments. The truckers who claim that they have not been paid salaries since January 2013, commenced industrial action three weeks after attempts to collect their salaries failed. On Monday 17th June the executive of the Dominica Tipper Truckers Association met with officials from the Ministry of Public Works including Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Public Works Lucienne Blackmoore and senior engineer Emile Lancelot.At that meeting they were informed that all funds for of the project have been exhausted.However, according to vice president of the Association Malcolm Reid, they were asked to “hold on for at least the end of this month” and assured that arrangement for additional funding for the project is being sought. Mr Reid explained the difficulty in obtaining payment is that the invoices must be sent to Martinique and that takes some time.“We would have had to go through the various agencies here through the consultant, etc., and then the documents would have been forwarded to Martinique where it would spend a long time – Martinique was the problem, then from Martinique to France then back to Martinique then come back to Dominica”, he explained. Contractor Jacques Ghardakhan is charged with the responsibility to pay to the truckers and not the government. Mr Reid stated that the new payment arrangements will allow for tranches of money to be logged in a bank in Dominica.“So when we have work and made our claims once we have satisfied the consultants or the contractors, then the funds will already be in Dominica for payment,” he explained. He also called on Mr Ghardakhan’s project manager to treat Dominican truckers fairly.“Jacques Ghardakhan’s project manager seems to have a beef with Dominican truckers and little petty personalities, and withholds information from us and does arbitrary stuff,” he said.Therefore, the Association will be meeting sometime today and tomorrow to discuss how this could be dealt with. He added that they will not condone any behavior that would cause problems for the Association and its members. “Some of us our loans have gone into arrears, we owe for tires and all kind of things so now that this thing is being fixed up”.He also noted that the meeting with Public Works officials went well and they “are happy it is resolving itself”. Meanwhile, president of the Association Earl Laudat said he is confident that government will resolve the matter in the quickest possible time. “The Minister at least set the cards on table. He was very unhappy that we have not gotten paid from since January. It was some sort of disbelief to everybody but that is the reality about it,” he noted.Mr said he clearly understands that the problem is not that of the government but that of the funding agency and contractor and called on Mr Ghardakhan to meet with truckers soon to discuss new working arrangements. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Dominica Mobile Application Developers to participate in Regional Mobile Startup Competition

first_img Share BusinessLocalNewsRegional Dominica Mobile Application Developers to participate in Regional Mobile Startup Competition by: – May 29, 2017 Share 109 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: Broadwave StudiosPress ReleaseFour (4) teams of mobile entrepreneurs from Dominica are part of the 25 finalist selected to participate in the PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0 scheduled for June 13 – 17, 2017 in St. Kitts & Nevis.The finalists were selected from over 200 entries from across CARICOM, seeking partnerships, funding and even buyers for their enterprises, all competitors will pitch to a panel of judges and an audience of regional and global investors. The top 25 Startup for the PitchIT Caribbean Challenge 3.0 include 4 teams from Dominica, 3 teams from Barbados, 7 teams from Trinidad & Tobago, 7 teams from Jamaica, and one each from Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and St. Lucia.The main objective of the PitchIT Caribbean Challenge is to identify the top 5 growth oriented mobile start ups in the Caribbean and to provide acceleration activity support for them. The 25 regional finalists will participate in a three-day boot camp that will prepare them to pitch in front of judges and investors and participate in an intense one-day pitch competition, for the chance to win a prize package valued at $15,000 USD, which includes $5,000 USD in seed funding, placement in a PitchIT Caribbean mHub business accelerator, all expense-paid trip to an international conferences or competitions as well as intense product development and investor readiness training. The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commissions (NTRC), the Dominica mobile hub for PitchIT Caribbean, has been working with eleven (11) mobile development startups from Dominica, Grenada and Guyana to provide an intense training course designed to get the entrepreneurs mobile application from idea to reality. Participation in this pre-accelerator program was completely free and provided the mobile entrepreneurs with the opportunity to gain startup funding.The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) has partnered with the Caribbean Mobile Innovation Project (CMIP) through UWI Consulting in 2016 to host a PitchIT Caribbean mobile hub (mHub) in Dominica. Technology entrepreneurs in Dominica have been able to enter PitchIT Caribbean via the Dominica mHub housed at the NTRC. The entrepreneurs welcomed into the program have been provided with access to a plethora of opportunities including technical, business and project management training, business incubation services, investment readiness boot-camps, mentoring and financial support. Throughout the process, emphasis is placed on real-world business-building, identifying key elements such as target markets and customers. This is the third cycle of the of the mobile startup pre accelerator training in Dominica hosted by the NTRC.Cycle 1 allowed for the NTRC to take one mobile startup company, LinkUp_ , founded by Daniel Pond and Irus Toussaint to Montego bay Jamaica to participate in the PitchIT Caribbean Startup Challenge. Cycle 2 culminated with the NTRC taking one mobile startup company, BuzzShop (founded by Curwin Breedy and Sade Samuel) to Trinidad and Tobago in December 2016 to participate in the PitchIT Challenge 2.0.Cycle 3 will culminate with largest contingent of mobile application entrepreneurs from Dominica participating in the PitchIT Carribean Challenge. The following teams from Dominica will participate in the PitchIT Challenge 3.0 in St. Kitts and Nevis:Lynck – Team Lead: Kharlen JervierOruh – Team Lead: Sade SamuelTect – Team Lead: Curwin BreedyCariFind – Team Lead: Austin LazarusPitchIT Caribbean is a program aimed at enhancing the mobile app development ecosystem across CARICOM. It is designed to accelerate mobile app entrepreneurs through the start-up life cycle, which runs from ideation to pitch, from pitch to market and from market to maturity. It currently supports 4 Hubs, one each in Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad & Tobago.last_img read more

Audition in Farmington Hills for ‘Beauty and the Beast’

first_img admin 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) Open auditions for the Farmington Hills Youth Theatre’s next production, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14, from 12 to 5 p.m. both days, at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd.This classic “tale as old as time” tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.Participants may drop in at any time during audition hours. Farmington Hills Youth Theatre welcomes newcomers and experienced actors in grades 1-12 and adults to try out for the spring production, which will be performed April 26 through April 29.Audition materials and more information is available at fhgov.com/youththeatre. To learn more,call the city’s Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1856.Keep local news coming in 2018! Support Farmington Voice via Paypal, Patreon, or a check to 33414 Oakland St. Apt. 2 Farmington MI 48335. Reported bylast_img read more

Alab Pilipinas repeats over Hong Kong in ABL

first_imgPeter John Ramos of San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas gets entangled with Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions’ Samuel Deguara. ASEAN BASKETNALL LEAGUE MANILA – San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas kept its untarnished slate at home following an 88-76 win over the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions in the 2018-2019 ASEAN Basketball League on Sunday night at the Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex in Laguna.Renaldo Balkman led the way with 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, while Peter John Ramos added 18 markers, including four three-point conversions for the Alab (10-2).Joshua Urbiztondo contributed 16 markers, including four treys, to go with four steals, three rebounds and three assists for the defending champions, which played without injured local Bobby Ray Parks Jr.Holding to a slim 45-43 lead at the half, Alab went on a strong 17-2 scoring run in the third period behind Ramos, Urbiztondo and Balkman to break the game wide open at 62-45. The Long Lions made a push and was able to come to as close as 12 markers but the Alab responded with timely conversions from Balkman to keep the visiting squad from coming even closer.The match did not end up flawless for the Alab with Balkman and Ramos figured in heated confrontations with Long Lions’ 7-foot-4 reinforcement Samuel Deguara.Marcus Elliott finished with 21 points, four rebounds, and two assists, while O’Darien Bassett added 14 points, seven dimes, and six boards for the Long Lions, which dropped to 9-8./PNlast_img read more