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Wasel calls on Liebherr for power plant work

first_imgConfigured with a main 102 m-long boom and a 78 m luffing fly jib, the Liebherr crane was placed next to the 117 m-high cooling tower to hoist glass fibre-reinforced plastic components weighing up to 12 tonnes. According to Liebherr, nearly half of the crane’s 525 tonnes of ballast was required to raise and lower the long lattice boom. When working at a radii of up to 61 m, an additional 60 tonnes of ballast was used to support the derrick boom system.  www.kran-wasel.dewww.liebherr.comlast_img read more

Probate online and other news in brief

first_imgNews in 60 secondsProbate onlineA service enabling people to apply for probate online is now available to all executors of England and Wales wills following the success of invitation-only trials, HM Courts & Tribunals Service announced.Acquisitive KnightsKnights said it has the capacity to acquire four practices a year as it announced its first set of financial results since listing last summer. Pre-tax profits in the six months to 31 October were £1.5m, down from £2.1m in 2017. Resolution risksThe future of international dispute resolution is a matter of ‘particular concern’, according to the latest annual Global Risks Report published by the World Economic Forum. Climate change and cyber-risks top the table of concerns.First 100 Years podcastThe First 100 Years, which is charting the journey of women in the legal profession, has released its first podcast. The 10-part series, exploring the history and achievements of women in law, will feature Baroness Butler-Sloss, the first female lord justice of appeal, and employment specialist Dame Janet Gaymer.  Courts reform inquiryThe House of Commons Justice Committee is inviting written submissions of up to 3,000 words to its inquiry into the HMCTS reform programme and access to justice. The deadline is 11 March. Advance to MayfairInternational firm Fieldfisher has acquired Mayfair firm Cummings Law to extend its focus on hedge funds, derivatives and the alternative investment management sectors.last_img read more

Pre-assembled turnouts cut installation times

first_imgTURNOUTS for the Betuwe Route are being supplied by BWG of Germany, working with its Dutch sister company WBN Wisselbouw. In 2000 WBN Wisselbouw supplied the turnouts used below the hump to the sorting sidings in the marshalling yard at Kijfhoek south of Rotterdam; now it isproviding 60 for the new line to the German border. These are designated as Type EW-UIC60-760-1:18·5 and are designed to allow trains to take the diverging route at 80 km/h; normal line speed will be 120 km/h.The first four turnouts for the Betuwe Route were delivered in early 2003 for use at Hardinxfeld-Giessendam, and the last will arrive on site in 2005. For the first time in the Netherlands UIC60 rail was specified, and a head-hardened S900A steel was selected for the rails, which are inclined inwards at 1:40. The fixed crossing is thermally treated to give a lowest tensile strength of 1180N/mm2. Point blades have three individual motor drives and are fitted with integrated Brandenburg rollers to avoid the need for lubrication. Split concrete sleepers are joined by elastic coupling plates that eliminate the transmission of vibration.The split sleeper design allows the turnouts to be pre-assembled at the factory and moved by lorry directly to the installation site. The different sections of the point are positioned using a mobile crane, and the whole process takes around 5 h.Installation is not always a simple task. At the entrance to the Sophia tunnel near Papendrecht four turnouts had to be laid in a cutting, requiring careful co-ordination and detailed planning of the logistics; this was co-ordinated by WBN Wisselbouw.last_img read more

Wesley man’s fate in “girlfriend’s” hands

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 1535 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Michael Bazil of Wesley will have two weeks in jail to reflect on his actions while the mother of his daughter decides whether she wants to pursue charges filed against him.Bazil appeared at the Roseau Magistrate Court on Monday 28 September 2015, before Magistrate Bernard Pacquette on three charges; battery on Silvia Telemacque, stealing of a Samsung Galaxy A5 valued at $1529.01 and malicious damage to a Samsung Galaxy A5. The incident allegedly occurred on Friday 18 September 2015 in Roseau. Bazil pleaded not guilty to all three charges.When the issue of bail arose, Bazil asked that he be given bail on his own recognizance, meaning without a surety. He told the court that it’s a matter between him and his “girlfriend” and that she had indicated to him that she doesn’t wish to continue the matter.The police prosecutor advised the court that while he has no objection to bail Bazil being granted bail, he objects to it being given on his own recognizance as Bazil has other matters pending before the court. “Look my girlfriend siting down in the court, she tells me that she doesn’t want to continue the matter,” Bazil said.Magistrate Pacquette, who called on Miss Telemacque to verify the truthfulness of Bazil’s statement, inquired about the status of the relationship between them.“It’s complicated… we have a child together,”Telemacque replied. When asked if she wanted to discontinue the matter Telemacque remained tight-lipped. Seeing the uncertainty on Telemacque’s face, Magistrate Pacquette asked Telemacque if she needed time to reflect on what course of action she wanted to take.“How much time would you give me…and what will happen during that time,” she asked. “All the time you need,” Magistrate Pacquette replied.After taking a minute to reflect, Telemacque said, “I want some time… two weeks.” As such, Bazil was remanded in custody and is expected to return to court on 12 October 2015 where it will be decided whether he has to answer to the charges instituted against him or not. LocalNews Wesley man’s fate in “girlfriend’s” hands by: Dominica Vibes News – September 29, 2015last_img read more

CEO Corner: Revamp what works

first_imgA year before he started as the CEO of Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. John Noseworthy was concerned with the financial future of an institution whose management practices the rest of the medical community aspired to assimilate. To everyone else, especially his future employees, the institution clearly was not broken.However, after doing an analysis to ascertain the readiness of the clinic to face the future, Noseworthy became alarmed at the “perfect storm” on the horizon. In 2008, he saw ominous clouds of reduced revenue, an aging population with chronic diseases, the emergence of “disruptive technologies,” the accelerated interest in the government to pass healthcare legislation and the efforts of private insurers to reduce health-care costs combining to threaten the future of the renowned institution. Noseworthy saw that they would be “paid a lot less for the work that we do.”An article from The Wall Street Journal titled, “Mayo’s tricky task: Revamp what works,” outlines what the health-care leader did to prepare his world-class organization for the storm ahead.His techniques to cut costs certainly apply to dairies. Three key takeaways for dairy farmers are that aggressive goals require you to know your numbers, be prepared for pushback and cuts are a team effort.1. Know your numbersAlthough cutting costs at Mayo Clinic was no easy feat, Noseworthy and his staff knew where their revenue was, and a future readiness analysis probably helped in deciding how much to cut.advertisementSome of the most successful dairies know where they are and where they want to go. Linda and Doug Hodorff of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, have a “progressive growth” mantra. They remember the words of Doug’s father: “If you’re not growing your business by the rate of inflation, you are going backwards.” Knowing their cost of production has been key to their operation surviving several up-and-down milk price cycles.The couple knows their numbers. They use enterprise accounting to understand the exact costs associated with dairy and cropping entities. Linda related, “Our cow numbers would grow faster than our management ability, so we tried to grow step-by-step.”Knowing numbers also helped Todd Tubergen of Ionia, Michigan, to identify superfluous expenses and be better prepared to handle the market dip in 2015. By using benchmarks and zeroing in on his cost of production, Tubergen found that the dairy was leaving money on the table.He found ways to lower the cost per pound of dry matter (DM) from 12 cents down to 10 cents by better utilizing on-farm forages, contracting commodities and evaluating how feed changes would affect production and income-over-feed cost (IOFC) based on spreadsheet projections.If you don’t know your numbers, you won’t know where to cut costs and still grow your dairy business.(See belt-tightening strategies Northeast dairy farmers used recently here).advertisement2. Expect pushbackIt’s difficult to get buy-in from employees when they consider your organization one of the best in the world.Joseph A. Dearani, chief of cardiovascular surgery, pointed out to WSJ that surgeons were disappointed to not only be denied two additional surgery rooms, but also be asked to cut costs by 20 percent. The surgeons bristled at being asked to whittle down heart valve brands to two. It took two years for them to agree on which brands.The clinic, one of America’s largest users of heart valves, then used negotiating power with the two brands to decrease the cost of the heart valves. Dearani said that initially, it “ticked a lot of people off,” but “everybody eventually came around.”When the status quo changes, you will get pushback. The clinic employs a slew of doctors, surgeons and staff with strong personalities, some of whom were upset by shift changes and other initiatives to reduce costs.It is notable that the hospital still kept a pulse on the feasibility and success of initiatives. Administrators found that their initiative to cut follow-up appointment time to 30 minutes infeasible and that departments needed more “local control” to find ways to increase new patient visits.While there may be some exceptions, changing employees’ routines or asking more from them may cause significant pushback. A decision to decrease staff and purchase unfamiliar-to-your-staff robots may not be accepted favorably. Remember to keep your eye on the goal of creating a sustainable farm in good and hard times. However, be humble enough to keep a pulse on your initiatives and create a culture where your employees know you welcome feedback, even if it is mostly bellyaching in the beginning.3. Cuts are a team effortYour employees are your magnifying glass. Often they may see cost-saving opportunities close up that you missed from your bird’s-eye view.The staff of Mayo cut millions in costs by working as a team. Through friendly competition of decreasing “wheels out” time – when one patient’s surgery was over to when the room was set up for the next patient – the staff found ways to trim turnover time by about 50 percent. Throughout the process, staff met to discuss what worked and what didn’t. Administrators made them a part of the process, which, we’re sure, increased employee buy-in.As the Hodorffs discovered on their dairies, employee buy-in and feedback can be invaluable. When milk prices were $2 to $4 under the cost of production, the Hodorffs sought employees’ ideas to cut costs. As they set budgets in the fall, Doug asked each group on their two dairies to find a way to cut 3 percent out of their budgets. Big things and little things, like switching to a lower cost electrolyte or laundry detergent, added up. “That helped us through that time,” he added. “In the end, we saved more than 3 percent. We were still losing money, but not as much.”Mayo’s 2020 deadline to cut costs by 20 percent is looming near. The clinic declined to say if they are on target to reach their goal. However, a powerful lesson applies: The best businesses and dairies continually evolve to prepare them for whatever storms may lie ahead. They live by the adage “If it ain’t broke, improve it.”  Progressive Dairyman Editor Peggy Coffeen contributed to this report.PHOTO: Illustration by Ray Merritt. Editor’s note: The CEO Corner contains editors’ compilations of business news from top publications, which they have tailored for the dairy industry.While living by the adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” may not break your business, failing to improve it could cause heartbreak down the road.advertisementadvertisement Diantha LeavittStaff WriterProgressive DairymanEmail Diantha Leavittdiantha@progressivepublish.comcenter_img Walt CooleyEditor-in-chiefProgressive DairymanEmail Walt Cooleywalt.cooley@progressivepublish.comlast_img read more

Boys head to Rockport

first_img Share By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSEight Port Isabel Tarpons will compete in this Saturday’s UIL Area Track and Field Meet at Rockport-Fulton High School.Head track coach Wen Moore feels the team is more than ready.“We look strong. … look like we’re ready to go and compete,” Moore said Monday at practice.  “We’re confident going in.”The confidence is certainly there for the 4 x 100-meter and 4 x 400-meter relay teams.  The former took the gold medal at the District 32-4A meet in La Feria two weekends ago, and the latter also advanced to area competition with a second-place result in that race at district.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedGolden boys head to area trackBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel boys’ track and field team did rather well at last week’s District 32-4A meet at La Feria.  Two Tarpons won gold medals and a total of eight Tarpons qualified for area competition. Shawn Shrewsbury struck gold again in the 400…April 13, 2018In “News”8 Lady Tarpons advance to RockportBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Eight Port Isabel Lady Tarpon athletes have qualified for area competition on the strength of their high finishes at last week’s District 32-4A Track and Field Meet at La Feria. The team — led by gold medal winners Ava Gomez, Rebecca Ramos, Natalie…April 13, 2018In “News”Track and field win five gold medalsBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons track and field team was golden at the District 32-4A meet last week at Hidalgo. They captured the team championship and won five gold medals in the process. And that’s not all; a total of nine Lady…April 12, 2019In “News”last_img read more

Browns Inactives For Week 11 Game Against Jacksonville

first_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. The Cleveland Browns enter Week 11 against the Jacksob=nville Jaguars still in search of their first win. They’ll have the opportunity to do so at home when they play host to one of the leaders of the AFC South. The Jaguars are 6-3 and are led by a ferocious defense that has been the leading cause of quarterback nightmares. This same defense forced Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger into throwing five interceptions when they met Pittsburgh earlier this year. It will be imperative that the Browns play smart on offense. One player not on the injury sheet today will be wide receiver Corey Coleman, who returns from the injured reserve after spending eight weeks on the sideline.With opening kickoff just over an hour away, here is the inactive list for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 11 clash against Jacksonville.Our inactives for #JAXvsCLE: pic.twitter.com/iwCRU8QphR— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 19, 2017 Eli Mooneyhamcenter_img Related TopicsBryce TreggsCaleb BrantleyCorey ColemanKevin Hoganlast_img read more

Old Dominion beats Southern Miss 64-38

first_imgNORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Trey Freeman had 18 points, Aaron Bacote added 10 and Old Dominion pulled away in the second half for a 64-38 victory over Southern Miss on Thursday.Jonathan Arledge scored all eight of his points to spark a 24-4 run for Old Dominion (19-6, 8-5 Conference USA), starting early in the second half. The burst stretched a one-point Monarchs lead to 48-27. Southern Miss (7-18, 2-12) never recovered, trailing by at least 20 points the rest of the way.The Golden Eagles opened the second half with two straight field goals to get within 24-23, but then made just one field goal over the next 11:40 while ODU pulled away.Chip Armelin had 15 points and Matt Bingaya added 11 points and nine boards for Southern Miss, which had its second lowest scoring output of the season.last_img read more

Kohli eclipses all to hit 10 000 ODI runs

first_imgINDIA captain Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman ever to score 10 000 ODI runs.Kohli reached the milestone in the second ODI against the West Indies at Visakhapatnam, with MS Dhoni alongside him at the crease, taking 89 balls to knock off the 81 runs he needed to hit 10 000.It came in his 205th one-day international innings to be an incredible 54 innings faster to the mark than the previous record holder, Sachin Tendulkar.It nearly didn’t happen, with Kohli dropped on 44 by Jason Holder in the deep, after he was deceived by a slower ball from West Indies debutant Obed McCoy.Kohli became the 13th batsman overall to reach 10 000 runs in the history of one-day cricket, but not only surpassed every other player in terms of innings needed to reach the milestone, but also in career time elapsed with tonight’s match 10 years and 67 days since his debut.And, he has done it with a better strike-rate than the rest, with a career strike-rate above 92.Kohli knocked India’s legend Tendulkar off the perch as the previous fastest to 10 000 ODI runs with the Little Master having achieved the mark in 259 knocks.Tendulkar brought up his 10 000th ODI run during a masterful century against Australia at Indore in March 2001, his 28th ODI ton at the time. Fastest to 10 000 ODI RunsVirat Kohli (India) 205 innings (10 years 67 days) Tendulkar (India) 259 inn (11y 103d) Ganguly (India) 272 inn (13y 204d) Ponting (Aus) 266 inn (12y 37d) Kallis (SAfrica) 272 inn (13y 14d)MS Dhoni (India) 273 inn (13y 203d) Lara (WI) 278 inn (16y 37d) Dravid (India) 287 inn (10y 317d) Dilshan (SL) 293 inn (15y 227d) Sangakkara (SL) 296 inn (11y 227d)Inzamam (Pak) 299 inn (12y 302d) Jayasuriya (SL) 328 inn (15y 226d) Jayawardene (SL) 333 inn (13y 298d)last_img read more

Chelsea’s Mount and Barkley named in England squad

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Mason Mount has impressed for Derby. [Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire]Chelsea youngster Mason Mount has been included in the England squad along with Ross Barkley for Nations League matches against Spain and Croatia.AdChoices广告Mount, 19, has been called up after some hugely impressive performances while on loan at Derby County this season. And Chelsea’s Barkley has been recalled to the England fold by boss Gareth Southgate, having returned to fitness and form after recovering from a long-term hamstring problem.Southgate has again included Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.But there is no place for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has been struggling with a shin problem since his last international appearance.Southgate announced the squad at a news conference on Thursday afternoon. [Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire]Mount has previously trained with the senior squad and Southgate told a news conference on Thursday afternoon he would have “no hesitation” in selecting the young midfielder to play despite the fact he has not made a Premier League appearance.“He played last year on loan at Vitesse and has had another season of men’s football and created more chances than any other player in the league,” Southgate said.Barkley, who has not been part of the England squad for two and a half years, has been rewarded for his encouraging early-season performances under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.“Ross has started the season in the team at Chelsea. He is a player we know well, who has good technical quality. This is a good opportunity for him to come in,” Southgate explained. See also:Chelsea’s Barkley hopeful of England recallChelsea youngsters score 10 and Brentford’s B side beat QPRSarri: Fabregas is a great option for ChelseaFighting talk from Vidi boss ahead of Chelsea clashBarkley full of praise for Sarri’s coaching methodsQPR star Eze in England Under-20 squadlast_img read more