first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY 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 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-newsletterslast_img read more

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY 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 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-newsletterslast_img read more

first_imgIt is the strongest crane at the port, capable of handling a weight of up to 144 tonnes and allows the port to double its container handling capacity, said Liebherr.The LHM 550 is also capable of efficient bulk, general cargo and heavy lift operations.The crane is also equipped with Liebherr’s Pactronic® hybrid drive system which the manufacturer claims allows for increased handling performance with reduced fuel consumption.”We are experiencing a significant container traffic increase in Drammen. Due to the LHM 550 we have sufficient capacity to smoothly handle current container volumes. Moreover, we have capacity available for future growth,” says Einar Olsen, port director.  www.liebherr.comlast_img read more

first_imgTiong Woon Services will provide heavy lifting and transportation services, as well as mechanical installation, equipment leasing and marine transportation. In addition to Brunei and Singapore, the Tiong Woon group has operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India and Saudi Arabia.www.tiongwoon.comlast_img

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. NEW YORK (AP) — A stray backpack prompted the partial evacuation of Trump Tower on Tuesday, though bomb squad technicians quickly determined the unattended bag contained children’s toys and was harmless.Video posted online showed people running through the Manhattan skyscraper’s public lobby as uniformed police officers waved them toward the exits.Stephen Davis, the New York Police Department’s top spokesman, said the bomb squad gave the “all clear” around 5 p.m. after examining the backpack left near the entrance to Niketown, a store in the building.President-elect Donald Trump lives in the tower and has his offices there, though he was at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida when the bag was discovered.His newly appointed press secretary, Sean Spicer, Tweeted that officials were “back to work” following the “false alarm.”Shoppers and visitors to Trump’s namesake skyscraper described a chaotic scramble.“It was hysteria,” said Andy Martin, a 16-year-old from the New York City suburb of Huntington. “Police were shouting and telling people to leave.”Trump Tower, in addition to being the president-elect’s home and business headquarters, contains residences, restaurants, retail stores — and a lobby that by law is open to the public to visitors daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.Police receive about 42 reports every day of so-called suspicious packages, though that number can surge depending on current events. In the days after a pressure cooker bomb exploded earlier this year in New York City, police responded to more than 800 calls of “suspicious packages.”Maria Beckford, visiting New York from her native London, was in Niketown with her 13-year-old son looking to buy a pair of soccer cleats when she said they were told to urgently leave the store.“We actually had them in his hands but because of everything we just had to leave,” she said. Stray bag of toys prompts scare at Trump Tower Published: December 27, 2016 8:55 PM EST SHARElast_img read more

first_imgAustralia: On February 10 Queensland Rail ordered 38 heavy-haul diesel locos from Evans Deakins’ subsidiary Clyde Engineering for A$132m to work coal trains in the Bowen basin; EDI’s Manufacturing & Construction Division will supply 350 coal wagons for A$34m. ANI will build 700 wagons and supply bogies and components for A$146m.NSW Freightcorp has ordered 120 coal wagons from Goninan. Varney Engineering is to refurbish another 200.China: KCRC has called tenders for a passenger emergency assistance network for its East Rail route.Great Britain: North Western Trains has selected Mouchel to design and manage an integrated information and security system giving passengers at over 300 stations information on timetables and delays, and access to telephone-based help points.Interfleet Technology is to provide engineering support for the 30 four-car Class 375 EMUs being built by Adtranz for Connex South Eastern.Hungary: Siemens has awarded a HF2bn contract to MAV Vasjarmu Kft for supply of catenary masts for the Balatonszentgyorgy – Murakeresztur, Szekesfehervar – Szombathely and Rakospalota – Vacratot routes totalling 256 km. Budapest Transport has signed a HF1·1bn contract with a joint venture of Ganz-Hunslet and its own rolling stock maintenance division to refurbish 40 metro cars.India: Southern Railway’s Golden Rock workshop in Tiruchchirappalli is to build 47 low-height container wagons for Rs42m and 100 double-deck car transporter wagons for Rs150m. The works is also to supply 10 metre-gauge diesel locos to Tanzania Railways Corp.Iran: Wagon Pars has completed a batch of 447 oil tank wagons ordered by Syrian Railways for US$18m; work is now getting under way on an option for a further 112 vehicles.Slovakia: ZSR is due to take delivery this month of 32 Type Sdgnss piggyback wagons ordered from Tatravagónka Poprad for SK96m to operate on the Cierna nad Tisou – Otrokovice and Bratislava – Lovosice routes.Spain: SFM is to call tenders later this year for resignalling of its Palma – Inca route at an anticipated cost of Pts100m.Turkey: Izmir’s mass transport operator Izulas has re-called tenders for a stored-value automatic fare collection system.TCDD has ordered 40000 tonnes of Type S49 rail from Moravia Steel Trinec of the Czech Republic at a cost of US$17m.Ukraine: The Tatra-Yug joint venture established by Inekon and CKD Dopravní systémy of the Czech Republic is to undertake final assembly of 105 Type T6B5 trams ordered for Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Dniprodzerzhinsk and Kiev at a cost of US$30m.USA: On February 3 Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority ordered 10 more push-pull commuter coaches from Bombardier Transit Corp for US$12·9m.Long Island Rail Road has ordered 224 bogie frames and bolsters from Bombardier Transit Corp for $8·3m. The railway is undertaking bogie replacement as part of its M-1 EMU overhaul programme. Under a two-year contract, Remediation Technologies Inc is to provide Union Pacific with on-site emergency response, environmental engineering and consultancy services for derailments and other incidents posing toxic hazards.last_img read more

first_img2017 Passport Index ranks world nations on the basis of the number countries where their citizens can go without requiring a visa in advance or on arrival. The power makes travel cheaper and easier than it is for citizens of many other countries.Seychelles has the most powerful passport in Africa with 130 countries allowing its citizens to travel visa free with the passport. It however ranks as 23rd in the world wide rank that has German as the country with the most powerful passport with at least 158 countries opening its doors visa free for the European nation.Mauritius comes in second with 122 visa free destinations, Followed by South Africa with 93, Botswana with 72, Lesotho has free entry to 70 countries, in that order making the top five countries in Africa with the most powerful passport.The next five include Swaziland with 68 countries that allow its passport holders visa free travel, tying up with Malawi and Kenya that have the same number of countries that its passport holders can travel visa free.Namibia passport holders can travel to 67 countries visa free while Gambia and Tanzania tie with 65 countries opening their countries visa free.The five least powerful passports in Africa include Ethiopia tying with Eritrea with a list of 39 countries that it can go to visa free. Libya follows with entry to 37 countries, Sudan 36 and Somalia with the least, with 33 countries.Global financial firm Arton Capital gathered data from 193 countries to generate this year’s Passport Index and reveal the world’s most powerful and least powerful passport.last_img read more

first_imgNew Zealand has made it law that the country must produce no carbon emissions by 2050. Kenya is set to hold the first Carbon Neutral Festival in Africa, during this year’s Kilifi Festival.PHOTO/CAPITAL FMKenya is set to host its first Carbon Neutral Festival in Africa, during this year’s Kilifi Festival.The Festival to be held in Kilifi County is in its fourth year. Organisers of the event say the multicultural event will be a carbon-offset for the first time.The Carbon-neutral Festival seeks to minimize emissions through comprehensive environmental efforts.To achieve the target, the Kilifi festival is working in partnership with Finnish company Neste, which enables energy production for the event from renewable fuels, enabling the festival to reduce its total carbon footprint.By using Neste renewable diesel to generate power, the event will be able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of up to 90 percent compared to traditional diesel fuel.The organisers have also partnered with Kenyan – based company, Wildlife Works in offsetting emissions by Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation project.“Kilifi New Year offsetting its emissions with Wildlife Works contributes towards the protection of dryland forest, the conservation of Wildlife, community empowerment, and the creation of jobs in multiple sustainable industries,” said Kilifi Festival Marketing Manager Melisa Kayanda.She said about 64 tonnes of CO2 offset will go towards Kasigau Wildlife Corridor Project.The festival will run from December 30th to January 2nd, 2020 with over 50 artists expected to grace three stages.“Apart from the music, the attendees will also experience multicultural, with discussions of exchanging Ideas, at the Kilifi New Year University. The University is a hub facilitating round- table discussions touching on current issues such as Climate Emergency, LGBTQ Rights, Racism, Feminism and many more,” Kayanda statedRelated Kenya holds its first edition of the NBO Festival Kenya to host Africa dairy conference in Augustcenter_img Namibia to host first ever start-up festivallast_img read more

first_img 59 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyleNewsRegional New WHO report reveals dangers of poor quality health care in the C’bean by: – July 6, 2018 Tweet Share GENEVA, Switzerland (CMC) — A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report reveals the dangers of poor health care in all member states, including the Caribbean.On Thursday, the WHO said that ineffective health care is “a global phenomenon, which increases the burden of illness and wastes scarce resources.”In the new report on the subject, WHO and partners cited problems with delivering quality health care across all member states.The World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) collaborated on the report.“The finding is important because, although nations have committed to providing universal health coverage by 2030, the outcome would still be poor without the delivery of effective care,” said WHO in a statement.“Inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices — or providers who lack adequate training and expertise — prevail in all countries,” added the UN agency.The report says the challenge is greatest in low- and middle-income countries, such as those in the Caribbean, where 10 per cent of hospital patients acquire an infection during the course of their stay, compared to 7 per cent elsewhere.In some poorer nations, moreover, the report says clinical guidelines are followed in less than 50 per cent of cases, resulting in “low-quality antenatal and childcare”, as well as “deficient” family planning.The report says inadequate clinical practice was also “common” in private and public clinics in several low- and middle-income countries, with some demonstrating diagnostic accuracy as low as 34 per cent.The report says ensuring quality health care for everyone is essential, “primarily because it prevents suffering but also since it helps to boost economic productivity.”Furthermore, the report says failing to treat sick people results in increased financial pressure on families and health systems, “which amounts to trillions of dollars each year.”Underscoring the fact that the problem crosses all economic boundaries, the report finds that richer countries had problems too, with breast-screening rates as low as 19 per cent and influenza vaccination rates below 30 per cent, in 35 nations.Findings from high-income countries also indicated that one in 10 patients is harmed during medical treatment, and that around 15 per cent of hospital expenditure can be put down to mistakes in care or having to treat patient infection.Despite the challenges, the report noted some progress in improving the quality of care, for example in survival rates for cancer and cardiovascular disease.In an appeal to Caribbean and other Governments to promote stronger national health-care quality policies, the authors of the report emphasised their rejection of the perception that quality health care is a “luxury that only rich countries can afford”.Noting that technological innovation already “plays a key role” in offering ways to expand high-quality health-care services rapidly and affordably, the report also finds that “many” low- and middle-income countries have developed successful strategies to improve the quality of health coverage.But the report says that all that is missing is “a global platform to share this knowledge.”center_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

first_img Smartphones, tablets and LTE USB sticks TDK Corporation has announced a new duplexer for LTE Band 1 by EPCOS. It has a high 60 dB isolation for both the Tx and Rx paths. Based on SAW technology the B8651 duplexer has a miniature footprint and measures 1.8 mm x 1.4 mm. Due to very good separation of the Tx and Rx signals, the new EPCOS duplexer can be combined with power-saving envelope tracking power amplifiers without any additional prefiltering. This significantly simplifies the design of the front end, leading to major cost benefits. A further advantage of this new duplexer is its low insertion loss of only 1.9 dB in the Tx path, which leads to a further power savings and a longer battery life.Main Applications Main Features and Benefitscenter_img Excellent isolation of 60 dB Low insertion loss in the Tx band of only 1.9 dB Can be combined with envelope tracking power amplifiers without additional filterslast_img read more