Bosch strikes £30m deal for Denham HQ

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SeaRenergy acquires Elbe-1

first_imgSeaRenergy provides: engineering; marine services; quality, health, safety and environment management (QHSE); and offshore professionals for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms and platforms.Elbe-1, meanwhile, delivers specialists and support for the planning of offshore wind farms globally, including but not limited to process of design, certification and permits.Hagen Heesch, Elbe-1 founder, will remain the managing director of the company.www.searenergy.comlast_img

‘Shaking with shock’ – calls for investigation follow Gazette disclosure of secret CPS rape targets

first_imgShami Chakrabarti, shadow attorney general, said: ‘The secret of these targets is a scandal in itself… We need to have a proper investigation. We might need to have anonymous testimony from people working in the system to find out what else has been hidden… tribute to you and the Law Society Gazette. But I have to say I’m almost shaking with shock about this.’Ian Kelcey, co-chair of the Law Society’s criminal law committee, told Newsnight the targets may be more about ’managing reputation as opposed to prosecuting cases in accordance with the published and understood guidelines… setting numerical targets is neither an appropriate nor effective tool to deliver justice’.Solicitor Harriet Wistrich, founder of centre for women’s justice, tweeted: ‘Hidden rape conviction target revealed – yet more proof of cps responsibility for failing rape victims and contributing to a climate of impunity.’Lawyers and author Chris Daw QC also responded to the story on Twitter:This is outrageous and almost certainly unlawful.The CPS has strict legal standards, when deciding whether to prosecute rape or anything else, which must be based on the evidence in each case.When artificial targets come in that is a path to injustice.— Chris Daw QC (@crimlawuk) November 13, 2019 In addition to Newsnight, the Gazette’s investigation has so far been picked up by the Guardian, The Times, the Daily Telegraph, BBC News, BBC Radio 4 Today programme, and bulletins on more than 20 BBC stations. Lawyers, political leaders and campaigners have reacted with shock to a secret Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) target on rape, uncovered by a Gazette investigation in to the fall in rape prosecutions in England and Wales. The target of 60% for rape convictions created a ‘perverse incentive’, whereby CPS areas met the target by only pursuing the strongest cases.‘I’m absolutely appalled,’ Baroness Newlove, former victims’ commissioner for England and Wales told the BBC’s Newsnight. ‘Where is the victim voice in all this? When you have targets you are purely missing the point.’“I’m absolutely appalled… where is the victim voice in all this?” Baroness Newlove – fmr Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales – on #Newsnight story about rape conviction rate targets. She added: “When you have targets you are purely missing the point”— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) November 13, 2019center_img Former CPS chief prosecutor for the North West, Nazir Afzal said: ‘It demonstrates, I’m afraid, that something was going wrong… something Max Hill and the others have to put right.’“It demonstrates, I’m afraid, that something was going wrong.” Former Chief Prosecutor (for the North West) Nazir Afzal says #Newsnight story about rape conviction rate target is something that “needs to be put right”— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) November 13, 2019last_img read more

Toronto airport rail link negotiations collapse

first_imgCANADA: Toronto regional transport agency Metrolinx has taken over the project to provide a ‘premium express rail shuttle’ to Pearson International Airport, following the failure to finalise a contract with the Union Pearson Air -Link Group subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin which was selected for a finance, build and operate concession in 2003.On July 30 Metrolinx released a statement saying ‘financial market conditions prevented acceptable terms’ being agreed. SNC-Lavalin said it was ‘disappointed’, but lenders are reluctant to finance projects where the concessionaire carries the full revenue risk and ‘an agreement that met our own standards of risk tolerance could not be reached with interested lenders’. As a result the provincial government has asked Metrolinx to design, build and own the link, which would be operated by its GO Transit commuter train division. The province will work with UPAG to build on the design work that has been completed. Progress was delayed by a lack of consensus on route options and the choice of diesel or electric traction; a new electrification study will be released this December. The latest version of the scheme had been unveiled in January 2009, and would see 25 km of GO Transit’s Georgetown route from Union Station doubled and 3·3 km of new alignment built into the airport. The spur and diesel trains are estimated to cost C$300m, with premium fares charged so the service covers its costs. Construction has begun along the Georgetown South Corridor, with the aim of opening for the 2015 Pan American Games. More than 5 million people a year travel between the city centre and the airport, and this is predicted to reach 9 million by 2020. Metrolinx has placed a C$54m order for four Lovat tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail project. The initial Kennedy metro station – Jane Street section of the two-phase 31 km light rail link to Pearson airport includes an 11 km tunnel.last_img read more

Chikungunya cases rise in Caribbean

first_img 30 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share NewsRegional Chikungunya cases rise in Caribbean by: – July 2, 2014center_img Share Sharing is caring! The Dominican Republic is trying to curb the spread of mosquitoes carrying chikungunyaThe number of suspected and confirmed cases of chikungunya virus in Caribbean countries has risen sharply over past weeks, health officials say.Tens of thousands of new cases have been reported in the Dominican Republic and its neighbour, Haiti.There is currently no vaccine or treatment for the mosquito-borne virus which resembles dengue fever and can cause fever, skin rash and joint pain.European health authorities have warned travellers to take extra precautions.Avoid bitesThe European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control told people travelling to the Caribbean to apply insect repellent and avoid mosquito bites.France has detected more than 70 imported cases of chikungunya, mainly in people returning from holidays in the French Antilles.The Centre said there was a risk the virus could spread in Europe if infected patients were bitten by mosquitoes upon their return home and those mosquitoes then infected other people.There are also signs chikungunya is spreading further to Central and South America.According to the latest figures released by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), almost 265,000 suspected and confirmed cases have been recorded since the outbreak began in December.More than half of those have been in the Dominican Republic, which has stepped up its fumigation efforts in an attempt to reduce the number of mosquitoes.The virus has long been present in Africa and Asia but it was only detected in the Caribbean in DecemberHealth officials warn that the true numbers may be much higher as some countries have been slow in testing and reporting cases.Chikungunya is rarely fatal but according to the PAHO, 21 people have died in the Caribbean after contracting the virus.There have also been cases in Central America, with El Salvador the hardest hit with 1,300 suspected incidences.Paraguay recorded its first citizen with the virus on Tuesday, but said the man had contracted it while travelling in the Dominican Republic.BBC Newslast_img read more

Playoff Preview: Cavs vs. Pacers, Game 2

first_img Sam Amico A quick primer for Game 2 of the first-round playoff series between the Cavaliers and Pacers:TIPOFF – 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.BROADCAST – FOX Sports Ohio; TNT; WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS, 87.7 La Mega.RECORDS — Cavs finished the regular season 51-31 and hold a 1-0 lead in the series; Indiana finished 42-40.COACHES – Pacers’ Nate McMillan has a 520-492 regular-season record. Cavs’ Tyronn Lue has a 78-45 mark.NOTEBOOK — It’s hard to know how much the Cavaliers can keep living on the edge. The did it for the final two months of the regular season and they did it again in Game 1. … On the bright side, these Cavs seem to be a team of survivors. … Offensively, they can score on anyone, anywhere, anytime. With the likes of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and others, that’s rarely an issue. … But man, it sure would be nice if J.R. Smith got going sometime soon. … It would also be nice for Kevin Love to be utilized in more than just the first quarter. … Part of that is on Love. He was not aggressive in the second half of Game 1. For a guy who’s one of the top rebounders in the league, he did a poor job on the boards. … I know, I know. The Cavs can’t be expected to win every game by 20 points. And Paul George and the Pacers do deserve some credit for being a team of true pros and playing hard. But the Cavs are better than what they’ve shown lately. That’s likely the frustrating thing for fans. … Here’s more in my Pre-Game Dribbles. … Also, be sure to check out the Rumor Roundup for even more. … The Cavs will again don their white jerseys. … Game 3 is Thursday at Indiana.FULL GAME NOTESCAVS FAN GUIDE Related Topicslast_img read more

Bukan Pramugari, “Hooters Girls” adalah Pelayan Restoran yang Diperbantukan di Kabin,Boeing C-40, Varian Unik 737 yang Jarang Diketahui Publik

first_imgDidirikan oleh seorang pemilik restoran Hooters of America Robert Brook yang mengakuisisi Pace Airlines pada Desember 2002 lalu. Awal didirikannya, Brooks membayangkan Hooters Air sebagai cara yang tidak biasa untuk menghasilkan kesadaran akan merek restoran Hooters.Bahkan operator ini terkadang disebut sebagai papan iklan terbang untuk jaringan restoran. Maskapai ini memiliki hal yang berbeda dalam penerbangan mereka yakni memasarkan penerbangan pada para pegolf dalam upaya untuk membawa pemain kasual dan turnamen ke lapangan golf kejuaraan 100+ Pantai Myrtle.Uniknya lagi, akan ada dua orang Hotters Girls yang mengenakan seragam restoran mereka di setiap penerbangan. “Hooters Girls” bukanlah pramugari melainkan pelayan restoran yang membantu awak kabin dengan tugas keramahan. Untuk diketahui, awak kabin Hooters Air sendiri menggunakan pakaian tradisional.Perusahaan ini mengiklankan penerbangan nonstop untuk sebagain besar rute mereka dan memiliki slogaln lucu seperti “Terbang satu mil bersama kami”. Hooters Air sendiri menyebut diri mereka sebagai maskapai berbiaya rendah. Padahal deretan kursi telah dihapus dari kabin untuk memberikan jarak duduk 34 inci (86 cm) untuk semua.Jarak ini sebanding dengan ruang kaki yang ditawarkan oleh kelas bisnis maskapai penerbangan lainnya. Ukuran jarak antar kursi yang cukup lebar ini karena Hooters Air ingin menjaga keramahan pada penumpang yang merupakan pegolf dan menyebutnya dengan tempat duduk “Kelas Klub”.Selain itu, semua kursi dilapisi dengan kulit biru tua atau hitam, dan semua pesawat dicat dengan warna oranye dan putih perusahaan Hooters yang menampilkan logo perusahaan, dan maskot (“Hootie the Owl”), pada penstabil vertikal. Tak hanya itu, pada saat banyak maskapai berbiaya rendah menghilangkan embel-embel penerbangan dalam upaya untuk mengurangi biaya, Hooters Air menyajikan makanan gratis kepada semua pelanggan dalam perjalanan yang berlangsung lebih dari satu jam.Pada 8 Desember 2005, Hooters mengumumkan bahwa mereka akan mengakhiri layanan ke Rockford dan ke Illinois pada tanggal 5 Januari 2006, sebagai akibat dari otoritas bandara yang membawa maskapai pesaing (United Airlines) pada rute Rockford-Denver, dan memberikan jaminan pendapatan untuk kompetitor. Semua layanan komersial dihentikan pada tanggal 9 Januari 2006.Baca juga: Beragam Kasus Seksis yang Sempat Warnai Dunia PramugariPerusahaan induk Pace Airlines melanjutkan layanan sewa selama tiga tahun, berhenti beroperasi pada bulan September 2009. Pada 17 April 2006, Hooters Air menghentikan operasinya. Perusahaan mengaitkan penghentian layanan ini terutama karena peningkatan yang nyata dalam biaya bahan bakar setelah Badai Katrina dan Rita pada musim gugur tahun 2005. Maskapai ini diperkirakan menelan biaya Hooters of America $ 40 jutaShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedGara-Gara Bikini Pemilik VietJet Jadi Orang Kaya Nomor 2 di Vietnam12/04/2017In “Featured”Tak Suka Disebut Pramugari, Awak Kabin Tingkatkan Kinerja20/06/2017In “Domestik”Adakah Yang Berbeda Antara Pramugari dan Awak Kabin?21/06/2017In “Domestik” “Hooters Girls” (istimewa) Tak hanya VietJet yang memiliki pramugari dengan pakaian seksi, sebab salah satu maskapai di Amerika Serikat juga pernah memiliki hal yang sama. Maskapai ini bernama Hooters Air yang merupakan maskapai penerbangan yang berbasis di Pantai Myrtle, Carolina Selatan.Baca juga: Gara-Gara Bikini Pemilik VietJet Jadi Orang Kaya Nomor 2 di VietnamPenerbangan dari Hooters ini dioperaskian oleh Pace Arilines yang berbasis di Carolina Utara. Penerbangan Hooters Air sendiri terjadwal dan juga charter pribadi. melansir, maskapai ini mulai didirikan pada 2003 lalu dan beroperasi pada 6 Maret.last_img read more

UWF Volleyball to Host Valdosta State in Saturday Scrimmage

first_imgUWF will also host the Springhill Suites Invitational to start the season on September 5-7. PENSACOLA, Fla. – The 24th-ranked University of West Florida volleyball team will host Valdosta State in a scrimmage on Saturday, August 24 in the UWF Field House. The match is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Entry to the scrimmage is free and open to the public. UWF will enter the 2019 season as the only GSC team ranked and one of four regional teams ranked in the top 25. The Argos were tabbed No. 24 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association preseason top 25 poll that was announced Tuesday. How to Follow the Argos: For complete information on UWF Volleyball, follow the team on Twitter at @UWFVolleyball and on Instagram at @UWFVolleyball. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Dwyane Wade chosen as ambassador for Jr. NBA World Championship

first_img Ashley Bastock Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade will serve as a global ambassador for the Jr. NBA World Championship youth tournament, according to a release from the league.Wade will serve alongside WNBA All-Star Candace Parker at the tournament that will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World from Aug 7-12 this summer.“I am excited to serve as a global ambassador for the Jr. NBA World Championship,” said Wade via press release. “Basketball means so much to me and my family, and I look forward to helping the NBA improve the game at the youth level for the next generation of players from around the world.”The tournament will feature the top boys and girls teams ages 14 and under from around the world. Sixteen regional champions will head to Orlando, with eight U.S. and eight international teams.“The Jr. NBA World Championship represents another significant step in our effort to promote youth basketball globally,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “And in addition to high-level competition on the court, participants will learn from NBA and WNBA veterans and coaches the values of the game and the most appropriate training techniques.”Wade is in his first season with the Cavaliers and has really grown in his role running the second unit. There has been plenty of discussion about the possibility of him being chosen as Sixth Man of the Year as he averages 11.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. Related TopicsAdam SilverCavaliersCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersDwyane WadeJr. NBA World ChampionshipNBAcenter_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42last_img read more

Alaska Permanent Fund Slightly Down in 1st Quarter

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 the Alaska Permanent Fund has returned -1.2 percent and ended the quarter with a value of $50.7 billion. Mild Losses were Produced in the Fund’s U.S. portfolios which returned at -0.9% but larger declines in overseas portfolios like the Non-U.S. portfolio which returned at -5.4%. CEO Michael Burns said after the last two years of rising markets a small down turn is not expected, adding that although European and Asian markets look like they are facing worse circumstances and may be down for a few months, U.S. markets are looking sound. Strong positive returns were seen in private equity holdings and infrastructure holdings which were up 5.4 % and 3.8% respectively. Despite those diminutive returns, the Permanent Fund earned $772 million in statutory net income, the amount used to calculate the annual Permanent Fund Dividend.last_img read more