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first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay 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 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 communitylast_img read more

Norwegian office for GAC

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first_imgGAC already has 11 other sites strategically located from Oslo northwards to Spitsbergen in the Arctic Circle.Gunnar Lundgren, GAC’s regional logistics manager for Europe, says GAC’s geographical expansion in Norway has been driven by increased business opportunities from existing and new customers: “We expect to see a continuous positive trend in the Norwegian market, with greater demand for shipping and logistics services – especially from clients involved in oil and gas operations,” he said.Logistics manager, Alexander Olsen, will manage the new office.last_img read more

Antwerp XL outlines conference agenda

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first_imgThe first day of the conference, on April 22, will be hosted by Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) representative and producer of The Shipping Podcast, Lena Göthberg. Topics include global trends and economic impacts on breakbulk; sustainability in the industry’s logistics chain; the realities of implementing digital processes; and a series of roundtable discussions on growth areas and opportunities in the industry. The second day of the conference will feature talks on Incoterms 2020 as well as a session on smart ports focusing on technology and innovation for breakbulk projects. The event will close with several roundtable discussions on subjects such as delivering client-focussed logistics, renewable energy, connectivity in breakbulk, mining and minerals, and hinterland connections. www.antwerpxl.comlast_img read more

Trust in Baldrick

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first_imgIn its struggle for survival in the face of successive and impending legal aid cuts, Hackney Community Law Centre has some stalwart allies. It hosted a reception in the House of Lords last week to thank its supporters. Two of its patrons, Lord Low of Dalston and the MP for Hackney, Diane Abbott, spoke about the damaging impact the cuts will have on the ability of law centres to help the estimated 650,000 people who will no longer be entitled to civil legal aid, and even on its ability to stay afloat. Its chairman Ian Rathbone advised the justice secretary Ken Clarke (who was not present) – or Lord Hush Puppy, as he called him – to look to Scotland for a workable legal aid system. In the meantime, the law centre has come up with a scheme more cunning than a Tutorial in Cunning by Professor Cunning Fox of Cunning College, Cambridge. It has appointed Hackney-born actor and presenter Tony Robinson, aka Baldrick, the scruffy sidekick to BBC’s Edmund Blackadder, as one of its trustees. The good people of Hackney should not give up hope.last_img read more

Molasses wagons delivered

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first_imgRUSSIA: GATX Rail Vostok has taken delivery of 26 molasses wagons of a new design developed by United Wagon Co.UWC said the Type 15-6900-04 developed by its All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and manufactured at its TikhvinChemMash site was the only 1 520 mm gauge wagon of its type to offer a stainless steel tank and 25 tonne axleload bogies.The tank is designed with a bent axis to facilitate unloading, and there is an external steam jacket. The interior has undergone mechanical and chemical treatments to meet the strict requirements of the food sector, including a process which creates a protective microfilm. The wagons have a capacity of 56 m3 or 74·4 tonnes, 7 to 10 tonnes higher than older designs, and also offer increased maintenance intervals.UWC said the production of molasses in Russia has grown by more than 40% in the past five years to 571 000 tonnes, but most goes by road with the volume transported by rail having grown by just 25% to 175 000 tonnes. It said existing wagons were ageing and unfit for purpose, with many having conventional steel tanks and 60% of the wagons suitable for transporting molasses currently being used to transport liquid fertiliser.last_img read more

Ghana allocates $100m to fight against coronavirus

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first_imgGhanaian President Akufo-Addo [Photo -Reuters] Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo [Photo -Reuters]Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced late Wednesday a fund of 100 million U.S. dollars for the fight against COVID-19.Addressing the nation live on radio and television on the enhanced measures against the disease, Akufo-Addo said it was necessary to step up the country’s preparedness to fight the disease in case of an outbreak.“This fund is to finance the expansion of infrastructure, purchase of materials and equipment, and public education,” said the president.Earlier in the day, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a pandemic as the disease is spreading rapidly across the globe.So far, Ghana has tested more than 40 suspected cases of COVID-19, which proved to be negative.The president urged Ghanaians to observe all the safe hygiene practices to avoid getting infected.Related Kenyan Company donates funds for fight against coronavirus Coronavirus: Mauritius steps up fight against the viruscenter_img Somalia expresses solidarity with China in fight against coronaviruslast_img read more

Region’s £6 Million From Autumn Events Holds Promise of Super 2019

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInA series of festivals and events in Dumfries and Galloway generated more than £6m for the local and Scottish economy in September 2018.The analysis from Dumfries and Galloway Council shows that the 20th annual Wigtown Book Festival had an economic impact of £3.75m, the Electric Fields music festival £1.45m, the Stranraer Oyster Festival up to £1.1m and the Galloway Hills Rally £120,000.Our rural Scottish region is now gearing up for a bumper year of cultural tourism, international arts festivals and major sports events.The events covered in the analysis are all funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council as part of its Major Events and Festivals Strategy 2018-2021. Councillor Adam Wilson, Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Major Events Champion, said: “The variety of September’s events and the enthusiasm of the teams behind them is extraordinary – together they offer a taste of what we have to come in 2019.“The oyster festival is just two years old and has already grown into a superb event with the potential to help regenerate Stranraer in the same way that the book festival has supported the economy of Wigtown over the last 20 years.“Electric Fields is also going from strength to strength, with a superb line-up of performers and attracted more than 8,000 people to Drumlanrig last year. The Galloway Hills Rally is absolutely thriving.“Dumfries and Galloway is increasingly marking itself out as a region of high quality events and festivals and a superb place to visit for anyone who loves great food, literature, music and sport.”These successes all took place in the same year that saw the opening of the new £3.2m Kirkcudbright Galleries, which are home to the magnificent Kirkcudbright Artists’ Collection which includes works by the likes of John Faed, Edward Atkinson Hornel, Jessie Marion King and Samuel John Peploe.In 2019 Dumfries and Galloway will have more attractions than ever. The year will kick off with the Burns festival, followed by the opening of the new National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling at Moat Brae House, Dumfries, in the spring.In May and June there will be Spring Fling, Scotland’s premier open studios contemporary visual art and craft weekend, the 10-day Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival (celebrating its 40th year), the Scottish Rally and the Eden Festival.Electric Fields will be moving to an earlier date, taking place at Drumlanrig Castle from 4 to 6 July, 2019. Romano Petrucci, Chairman of the Stranraer Development Trust, which organises the festival said: “The dedication of the organisers and staff, and the overwhelming support of the local community, has ensured that SOF has changed the story of the town forever.”Wigtown is Scotland’s National Book Town and the festival has grown into a successful and much-loved feature in the country’s annual events calendar.Finn McCreath, Vice Chair of Wigtown Festival Company, said: “The 20th festival was an outstanding event, attracting record visitor numbers and ticket sales.“It really shows how the public sector can work with communities to develop cultural events that are highly successful in attracting visitors, promoting the arts and regenerating local economies.“In 2019 we will come of age, with our 21st festival, and are really looking forward to doing even more to promote a love of reading and literature, and to highlight Dumfries and Galloway as a place to visit.”DGC’s Major Festivals and Events Strategy is supported by VisitScotland.Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “Dumfries and Galloway has gone from strength-to-strength as an events destination over the years.“The likes of Electric Fields, Stranraer Oyster Festival and Wigtown Book Festival have generated fantastic economic and social benefits both locally and nationally and helped reaffirm Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage for events”center_img Alex Roberts, Director of Electric Fields, said: “In 2018 we enjoyed our most successful year with our biggest capacity to date, but still maintained a special family-friendly atmosphere. To have the legendary Noel Gallagher perform at Drumlanrig Castle was a completely surreal experience and relished by all.“As part of our ever-growing event, the funding we receive from Dumfries and Galloway Council is invaluable. They share our vision and passion to evolve the D&G festival, tourism and economic scene.“We really feel Electric Fields is an event D&G deserves and the local feedback has been extremely encouraging. To bring attract such names as Noel Gallagher, James, Primal Scream and Dizzee Rascal is a real coup for the festival and the region.”The Galloway Hills Rally is jointly run by Solway, Machars and East Ayrshire Car Clubs. In 2019 it will be the final round of the British Rally Championship, which will considerably raise its profile, prestige and visitor numbers.Kirsty Riddick, a member of the organising committee, said: “Our 2019 event will be the 46th annual running of the rally, and is set to be our biggest yet, as we under take organising two separate events for the Scottish and British Rally Championships.This will bring new challenges to our small but dedicated team, but we are up for the test. This would not be possible without the invaluable continued support of Dumfries & Galloway Council, and our title sponsors, The Armstrong Group.We are excited to welcome BRC rallying back to Dumfries and Galloway, and we think it will be a great boost for the region.”Stranraer Oyster Festival has become a high profile event in just two years, attracting 14,000 visitors in 2018 and raising awareness of Scotland’s native oysters, which are fished nearby.last_img read more

Tourism service providers told to safeguard sector

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first_img Sharing is caring! Share 89 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Claudia BellotCraft and souvenir vendors and tour operators have been admonished to safeguard the tourism sector by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Claudia Bellot.On Tuesday, 26th February forty craft and souvenir vendors and forty tour operators received certificates of participation for completing a series of refresher courses.Mrs Bellot who attended the ceremony informed the service providers that they are involved in a “service oriented and service sensitive industry”.According to Bellot, the success of their business depends on how well they are able to please your clients as well as meet and surpass their expectations.She noted that from recent reports it has been indicated that some aspect of service standards have declined.“A sector which generates about $3 million in our economy is not a sector to be taken lightly. So those of us who work within the sector have to ensure that we do our best to ensure that the sector continues to thrive. “I urge you as persons in the forefront of providing service to the visitors that we have to work very hard to raise our ratings and ensure that we continue to provide excellent service”, she said.Mrs. Bellot noted that the Ministry of Tourism and Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) places great emphasis on ensuring that all tourism stakeholders are provided with the opportunity to upgrade their skills and to remain current in their areas of service within the sector.She identified a misconception that if the service provider thinks that the standard of service they offer is good enough, then it is good enough for the client.In dispelling that notion, however, Mrs. Bellot said “excellent service is always about meeting and surpassing the needs and expectations of the customer”. While a provider may think that he/she has done an excellent job, in fact, “you have left your customer feeling dissatisfied”.She therefore advised the service providers to realize that the impression they give to the visitor is what he/she will take back with them when they leave. “I therefore implore you to ensure that you give the best impression of Dominica,” she noted.The refresher courses were organized by the DDA in collaboration with the Dominica State College (DSC).Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Tourism service providers told to safeguard sector by: – February 28, 2013last_img read more

The NEOSI Staff Answers Five Questions About Super Bowl 50

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first_img 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. 1. What is the key to a SB50 win for the Carolina Panthers?Paul Williams: For me, the key for Cam Newton and the dabbers’ is keeping their offense rolling. They had no problem putting up points against two vaunted defenses in Seattle and Arizona but the Broncos are coming off shutting down Tom Brady and the Patriots and have been a top tier defense all season.Brandon Urasek: The key is to not turn the ball over and beat themselves up. The Panthers have six Pro Bowlers on their offense to lean on. They have proved all season that they can put up points and the most difficult opponent might be themselves. If they can stay focused and hold on to the football, not make mental mistakes, or commit bad penalties then they should be able to win. Denver does not have that powerful option on offense so making them drive the length of the field favors Carolina more.Matt Medley: Win the battle of field position and do not let Broncos have a short field to work with due to turnovers or bad special teams.Mike Perry: Carolina’s defense must control the line of scrimmage. If the Broncos are able to run the ball or give Manning enough time to move on to his second or third receiver he will move the football. The Panthers must stop the Broncos running game and bottle up the short stuff through the air.Adrienne Goehler: The key for the Panthers is how well Cam Newton performs and if the Panthers D can make some plays. With Denver having one of the best defenses the Panthers may need help from the other side of the ball, and even special teams, to stay out out front if their offense ever struggles. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Related TopicsBroncosNFLPanthersSuper Bowl 50last_img read more

Elliott leads Chattanooga FC to win in NPSL National Semifinal

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first_imgCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – University of West Florida men’s soccer head coach Bill Elliott led Chattanooga FC to a 3-0 win over the Indiana Fire in the National Premier Soccer League National Semifinal on Saturday, August 1. Elliott and CFC will now host the New York Cosmos B in the NPSL National Championship game on Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Finley Stadium. This is the third time in Elliott’s four seasons as head coach that he has led Chattanooga FC to the NPSL National Championship game. Elliot led CFC to national championship appearances in his first season in 2012 and in 2014. “I think this win speaks volumes to the commitment of our organization,” Elliott said. “Not only are we in a position to be back in the national championship game for a third time, but we are able to host the game at Finley Stadium. We broke the NPSL attendance record at last weekend’s semifinal match and the league and our organization are looking to break that attendance record again on Saturday.” Chattanooga FC fans set a NPSL attendance record of 9,236 on Saturday night in the semifinal match. Elliott recently led Chattanooga FC to the team’s second straight National Premier Soccer League Regional Championship with a 3-2 victory over Myrtle Beach on July 25. Chattanooga FC has had immense success with Elliott at the helm over the past four seasons. The team has won four consecutive NPSL Southeast Conference Championships, back-to-back NPSL South Region Championships and now three NPSL National Championship appearances. Elliott was also named the NPSL National Coach of the Year in 2014. The five-time Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year will enter his 21st season as the head coach for the West Florida men’s soccer program this fall. A trio of former West Florida men’s soccer student-athletes are on the Chattanooga FC roster, including CFC team captain James Moore, Matt Aldred and Stephan Hohn. Chattanooga FC will face the New York Cosmos B in the NPSL National Championship game on Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Finley Stadium.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more