first_imgGet 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 now for unlimited access 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

first_imgThe project included offloading supervision from the vessel, customs clearance, warehouse handling, loading, lashing, securing and transportation to the site on behalf of Hindustan Cargo Ltd (and its client Uttam).The heavy and oversized cargo included a terminal box, 65-tonne generator and 66-tonne condenser, manufactured in India and shipped to Port Sudan from Mumbai By Hindustan Cargo.Darka vice chairman and business development manager, Mohamed A.M. Osman, said the project was completed whilst working in very difficult conditions including extreme temperatures of around 50 degrees Celsius.”Much of the project was completed within the holy month of Ramadan and required detailed planning and route surveys to meet the needs of not only the client but the fasting workforce,” Mr Osman said.Darka for Trading and Services and Hindustan Cargo Ltd are both members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) the global franchise network for project cargo forwarders with country/area exclusivity.last_img read more

first_imgOrganisations across the profession have urged Lord Justice Jackson to be cautious about significant increases in the limit for fixed costs.The judge is in the process of gathering evidence for his review into a potential extension of fixed recoverable costs for all civil claims worth up to £250,000.The consultation closes this week, and Jackson will find a body of evidence in his inbox urging him to rein in plans for such a major extension.The Law Society said today the proposals risk making many cases economically unviable, leaving either successful claimants, or their lawyers, to foot the bill even if they have won their case.President Robert Bourns said: ‘If the sum is fixed, then for at least some cases and possibly most, the costs that a successful party could recover will fall significantly short of the costs they have incurred.‘Either they will have to meet the costs out of their own pockets, or out of their compensation, or the solicitor will have to do the work for the recoverable costs only.’Bourns said the Society acknowledges that fixed costs offer assurance for both sides in straightforward, low-value claims, but that it was wrong to apply the same rules to all cases.The Commercial Litigation Association insisted that fixing recoverable costs by reference to monetary value was itself ‘unjustifiable’.Its consultation response added: ‘There is no correlation between the value of a case and its complexity. A case worth a lot of money may be simple in terms of complexity and detail, whereas a case worth a relatively small amount of money may be complex and time-sensitive.’The group said there needs to be improvements in the efficiency of the court service before any recommendations to extend the fixed costs regime, with a simplification of procedural rules and a lowering of judges’ expectations from represented parties.It added that unreasonable conduct of opposing parties and litigants in person is a significant contributing factor to the cost of litigation.The Association of Costs Lawyers said it was too soon after other civil justice reforms to consider such an extension of fixed fees.It said Jackson’s own 2013 reforms, which imposed new directions on budgeting, have already helped to control excessive costs and need more time to take effect.Simon Murray, chair of the ACL’s fixed costs working group and chief executive of specialist costs law firm NeoLaw, said: ‘The overarching concerns of the membership are that if there is to be any extension to FRCs, timing is key and the level of fees must be informed by meaningful data provided by all of the key stakeholders in the legal industry.‘Moreover, it is extremely unlikely that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ system will be achievable and so a tailored approach to the various classes of action will be required.’last_img read more

first_imgGabrielle has announced a headline tour for November 2020.The Rise Again Tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of the singer-songwriter’s mega-selling album Rise. The tour will see Gabrielle playing songs from the album, along with other iconic hits and fan favourites.“I’m so excited about going on the road and celebrating 20 years of the ‘Rise’ album being released. I’m looking forward to performing songs from ‘Rise’ alongside lots of my other favourites and of course I could never end a show without playing ‘Dreams’, it’s going to be a big party full of good vibes and memories,” says Gabrielle.Rise was released in 1999 and during its 11-week run in the Top 10, it spent three weeks at number one. The album was eventually certified 4 x Platinum in recognition of more than 1.2 million sales.Rise featured five of Gabrielle’s biggest hits: the title track (#1), Out Of Reach (#4), When A Woman (#6), Sunshine (#9) and Should I Stay (#13).Gabrielle returned to music in 2018 with her album Under My Skin, which debuted at number 7th on the Official Album Chart.The November 2020 dates are:12th – Gateshead, Sage13th – York, Barbican15th – Salford, Lowry16th – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall17th – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall20th – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion21st – Birmingham, Town Hall23rd – Leicester, De Montfort Hall24th – Brighton, Dome25th – London, indigo at The O227th – Dublin, OlympiaTickets can be purchased from http://gigst.rs/Gabrielle and https://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/18005748DECB7A37.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn A complete record of the deaths of Scottish seafarers from late Victorian times until 1974 is now available online for the first time .Over 14,000 new records are being made available by National Records of Scotland through ScotlandsPeople from today. They include Deaths of Seamen listing Scots along with other crew members of all nationalities who were serving on British-registered vessels, 1909-1974. This includes crewmen on the Titanic.Also newly-released online today are Returns of Deaths at Sea for the years 1902-1905, completing the record since 1855. They list Scottish seamen, including many fishermen who drowned in Scottish waters, emigrants who did not reach their hoped-for destination and those who served in the Royal Navy.The records also contain hundreds of entries for Scottish sailors, engineers and other crewmen who died in every corner of the world, whether at sea, or in foreign ports or hospitals.Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, said:“Scotland is a maritime nation with fascinating stories and an important seafaring history and these new online registers will provide wider access to this heritage. I welcome the addition of this new resource that NRS is making available, which is part of the story of Scotland and will encourage people from across the world and at home to find out more about Scotland’s seafaring heritage”.Tim Ellis, Registrar General and Keeper of the Records of Scotland, said:“The Returns of Deaths of Seamen and Deaths at Sea open a window into the lives of Scots seafarers in the first half of the twentieth century. They reveal the dangers experienced by seamen and passengers alike, and provide useful information for anyone wishing to discover more about their ancestors. Our commitment at National Records of Scotland is to continue to extend digital access to the key records that researchers want.”Case StudiesDeaths of SeamenDeaths of Seamen which list Scots along with other crew members of all nationalities who were serving on British-registered vessels, 1909-1974. The records were compiled by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen and sent to the Registrar General for Scotland.Among those to appear in the new records is William M Murdoch, the Dalbeattie-born First Officer on the fateful maiden voyage of RMS Titanic on 15 April 1912. He appears with 24 other Scottish-born crew members among the 673 men and women listed in the returns. Like most of them, Murdoch was living in Southampton, where the White Star Line was based. The returns do not include passengers, so the majority of those who perished on the Titanic do not appear here.The same is true of the Lusitania, torpedoed by the Germans on 7 May 1915. The Deaths of Seamen list 405 crew members who were killed or drowned, most of whom were from Liverpool or Ireland. Of the 17 who can be definitely identified as Scots, John Thompson or Thomson, an ordinary seaman from Annan, was aged just 15, and serving on the deck crew, while Alfred R Thorn, a waiter, was listed as 50 years old and born in Greenock. Like most of the crew their last place of abode was Liverpool, where the Cunard liner was based.Returns of Deaths at SeaAlso newly-released online are Returns of Deaths at Sea (also known as the ‘Marine Returns’) for the years 1902-1905. These years complete the series beginning in 1855 which is already online through ScotlandsPeople. The returns list Scottish seamen, including many fishermen who drowned in Scottish waters. Some passengers were also reported to the Registrar General for Scotland as having died, including emigrants who did not reach their intended destination.Many of the deaths off the north-west coast of Scotland were of men who drowned after falling or being accidentally knocked overboard from fishing boats. For example, John McIver, aged 34, was a deck hand from Swordale in Lewis, who drowned on 21 Nov 1905 ten miles north-west of Gairloch Head in The Minch. He was working on the Stornoway-registered boat the ‘Grateful’.John McLauchlan was the captain of the steel-hulled sailing ship ‘Durbridge’, with more than 36 years’ experience at sea from the age of 15. After seventeen years on sailing ships he obtained his master’s certificate in 1884. He captained the ‘Durbridge’ on voyages between South Africa, Australia and South America. On 13 December 1902 he died suddenly at sea off the southern tip of Africa. The report by the next most senior officer of how he found the captain dead in his cabin is recorded in the Deaths at Sea.The Returns of Deaths at Sea include poignant entries that throw light on the experience of Scots emigrants and those who worked abroad in scattered parts of the British Empire.For example in 1927 John Robertson, aged two years, died in 1927 on the ship ‘Orsova’ in the Gulf of Aden. His father had a job for life working as a painter on the Forth Bridge, but decided to emigrate with his wife Jeannie . Tragically they lost their elder son just a few weeks into the long voyage to Australia.Although the records are a grim catalogue of sudden deaths far from home, not every story ended badly. In October 1901 it was reported that the vessel ‘Fire Queen’ had lost one of its crew north of Ailsa Craig off the Ayrshire coast. Peter Hughes, a fireman aged 30 from Glasgow, was missing presumed drowned on 18 October. A few months later a letter was sent to the master of the ‘Fire Queen’: ‘You will be surprised to learn that your supposed drowned Fireman Peter Hughes has turned up. His wife has had two letters from him one enclosing a P.O. [postal order] for 10 s/-. The letters are from London. These are facts which I have had verified.’Royal NavyWhen HMS Hood was sunk by the German warship Bismarck in the Battle of the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941, all but three of the 1,421 crew died. Among them was William Conchie, aged 16 years and 10 months. One of the three survivors was a Scot, Midshipman William Dundas.On 17 January 1942 HMS Matabele (G26) was on escort duty with Arctic Convoy PQ-8, when she was sunk by the German submarine U-454. All but two of the crew of 238 perished in the ice-cold waters. The returns of death include this page listing nine Scots. The returns also include the names of some of the many merchant seamen who died on the Arctic Convoys and on wartime service elsewhere.Examples of the records covering the deaths of seamen on well-known ships, during the Second World War, including the Athenia and Lancastria, can be found on the ScotlandsPeople websitelast_img read more

first_imgFITCE opens in Broward County today, runs until Oct 20The  2016 Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo (FITCE) opens today, Oct 19. The annual event will be conducted over a two day period, and hundreds of participants and guests are expected to attend.According to Broward Commissioner Dale Holness, one of the primary organizers of the event, this year’s Expo is expected “to be better than ever.” Holness said “ If you missed last year’s event, which included attendance of over 1,000 people, this is your opportunity to experience two days of panels, workshops, networking, culture, and economic opportunities in Broward County.  Mingle with international delegations, consulates, bi-national chambers, local chambers, cities, countries andmuch more.”The objective of the Expo is to position Broward County as the hub of international trade not only in South Florida, but all of Florida, and a key hub in the USA.The County has the advantage of a major international airport and a major seaport that enhances its position as an international trade hub. The Expo offers a unique opportunity for local business people, and business from the Caribbean and Latin America to establish negotiations for international trade.The Expo features:International Trade Expo & Demo Lounges offering an opportunity for businesses to market their products; a Technology/Social Media Lounge; international business matchmaking; keynote luncheons and  VIP receptions; legal, immigration, and customs brokerage advice, and investment visas; educational panel discussions  and multiple workshops; educational and initiatives for long-Term Prosperity, and international food and cultural interactive experiences networking with delegates, consul generals, former Country Presidents; and cultural expositionsThe confirmed guest of honors for this year’s Expo include:The Honorable Erwin Contreras, Minister of International Trade and Petroleum for BelizeThe Honorable Oliver Joseph, Minister of Economic Development for GrenadaMr. Noel Tshiani, Country Chair for Africa, World Bank (Washington) and 2016 Presidential Candidate for the  Democratic  Republic of CongoThe Honorable Derrick Simmons, Commissioner of Tourism for the Island of St. EustatiusSome 30 countries represented by Consul Generals, Trade Commissions and/or Bi-National Chambers.Admission to the Expo is free to the public.last_img read more

first_imgTunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi. FILE PHOTO Tunisia President Beji Caid Essebsi. FILE PHOTOTunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi was in “critical condition” Thursday after being taken to hospital with a serious illness, a key adviser said.The 92-year-old leader “was taken seriously ill and transferred to the military hospital in Tunis,” the presidency said on its Facebook page.Shortly afterwards key adviser Firas Guefrech said on Twitter that the president was in “critical condition”.The announcement came after two suicide attacks in Tunis on security forces killed a policeman and wounded eight people.Essebsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, came to power in 2014, three years after the Arab Spring uprising toppled longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and sparked revolts in several Arab nations.Last week, a presidential adviser said that Essebsi had undergone routine medical tests while another said he had suffered from a slight “discomfort”.Essebsi is the founder and chairman of the secularist Nidaa Tounes (Call of Tunis) party.In April, he said he did not plan to stand for re-election in polls due to be held in November this year in order to make way for someone younger.Presidential elections are scheduled for November 17, after parliamentary elections which have been set for October 6.Related Tunisia’s president punts law promoting equality in marriage Essebsi speech draws mixed reactions across Tunisiacenter_img South Africa’s President Inauguration last_img read more

first_imgMalawi’s President Inauguration FILE PHOTO: Opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera addresses supporters after a court annulled the May 2019 presidential vote that declared Peter Mutharika a winner, in Lilongwe, Malawi, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Eldson Chagara/File PhotoMalawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday ordered his inauguration ceremony to be scaled down as the country continues its battle against COVID-19.The 65-year-old was sworn in last Sunday for a five-year term after defeating former president Peter Mutharika in a run-off vote after courts annulled the result of the previous election.Chakwera garnered 58.57 percent of the vote, with a voter turnout of over 64 percent.“We’re in a worse situation today than we were three months ago. Coronavirus is spreading everywhere in Malawi and it’s spreading to kill,” Reuters quotes him.The Southern African country has seen a recent spike in new infections as data shows cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks to reach nearly 1,500, with 16 deaths.Chakwera indicated restrictions on movement were imminent, saying new measures would be announced on Tuesday when he appointed a new health minister.“Community transmission has escalated in the last three weeks,” he said. “However, we must strike a balance between public safety and social functioning of our country.”Related Malawi records 10 new cases of COVID-19center_img Malawi president establishes special cabinet committee on COVID-19last_img read more

first_imgNorth Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple pledged his support to the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to combat childhood obesity.The Governor joined education officials, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, and North Dakota dairy farmers and industry representatives on April 19 to sign the symbolic pledge.advertisementadvertisement The Fuel Up to Play 60 program is a direct response to dairy farmers’ concerns that many children in North Dakota are overweight and undernourished.“As dairy farmers, we have always cared about legacy and the importance of passing on a better future to the next generation,” said dairy farmer Jerry Messer of Richardton, North Dakota.“To date, the dairy community has awarded more than $30,000 in funding to North Dakota schools to help jumpstart and champion school wellness efforts.”Any school in North Dakota can enroll in the free program, thus becoming eligible to apply for funds to help increase awareness of and access to nutrient-rich foods and physical activity opportunities for students.As part of Fuel Up to Play 60, schools can receive a free Quick Start Resources kit with planning tools and in-school collateral materials to help them implement healthy eating and physical fitness plans.advertisementThe program, now in its second year, also encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. PD—From Midwest Dairy Association news releaselast_img read more

first_imgKeysight Technologies has collaborated with Nokia to verify 5G coverage in a live test network using Keysight’s 5G field measurement solutions.Nokia selected Keysight’s Nemo Outdoor field test solution, FieldFox Spectrum Analyzers and Nemo Analyze software as several of their preferred toolsets for the measurement of 5G new radio (NR) radio-wave propagation in the field, as well as verification of outdoor and indoor coverage across both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequency ranges. Keysight’s solutions will also help enable Nokia to benchmark new software releases and features in the network and validate the quality of the company’s 5G network solutions.Keysight’s 5G field measurement solution provides a complete measurement system for mmWave radio propagation. It includes the software and hardware needed to collect, analyze and visualize data, as well as generate statistical information that can easily be shared across an organization. Keysight’s Nemo Outdoor is a scalable field test solution for measuring radio interface parameters in wireless networks. FieldFox is a handheld RF and microwave analyzer from Keysight, covering frequencies from 4 to 50 GHz, while the Nemo Analyze, is a post-processing solution for analyzing and visualizing field measurement results.last_img read more