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first_imgThe SC&RA is sending a copy of the paper to all state departments of transportation, state freight advisory groups, and state industry groups involved in the movement of high and heavy loads, as well as federal officials and other stakeholders that have a voice in the design of intersections and interchanges.Roundabouts, Intersections & Interchanges – Barriers and Benefits to Specialized Transportation Carriers and DOTs, considers that efforts to increase safety and efficiency at the nation’s crossroads have mainly focused on the volume of cars, at the expense of trucks, particularly oversize/overweight trucks. In a number of cases new intersections are impassible for oversize trucks, forcing detours upwards of 100 miles (160 km). Resulting delays and associated costs are ultimately passed on to consumers, shippers and producers, including departments of transportation and local governments.The paper also describes problems created by circular intersections (roundabouts), various forms of U-turns and traffic lights. It also looks at the type of intersection best suited for high, heavy and wide cargoes such as diverging diamond and single point interchanges, and displaced/continuous left intersections.The SC&RA is eager to be directly involved in dialog concerning the planning and design of intersections and interchanges. The paper concludes with a listing of experts who already have contributed innovations to this important subject and who are willing to share their expertise, including: Peter Lynch, Specialized Freight Solutions; Mark Lenters, GHD – leader of a design team at GHD and former president of Ourston Roundabout Design Engineers; plus Gene Russell, PhD, Kansas State University – head of a study that illustrates the need to balance roundabout designs and placement with oversize/overweight needs.A free copy of Roundabouts, Intersections & Interchanges – Barriers and Benefits to Specialized Transportation Carriers and DOTs is available here.www.scranet.orglast_img read more

first_imgThe Belgium-headquartered crane rental, heavy lifting and engineered transport specialist was tasked with jacking, weighing and load-out operations for the project.The 200 m move to the barge involved the use of 432 axle lines of TII Group’s KAMAG K24 SPMTs, driven by 22 power pack units.Sarens executed the project on behalf of client Kvaerner, which is building the housing platform in partnership with KBR. “Despite heavy rain and high winds, the operation was perfectly executed according to the project plan,” said project manager Tor Arne Naess.TII Group noted that modules have reached weights of up to 17,200 tonnes. With no sign of this upward trend ending, the only manageable way to complete a load out of this scale is by using SPMTs.In order to determine the weight of the module, Sarens operators used 32,500-tonne weighing cells. Next, they used four towers of Sarens’ CS5000 climbing system to jack the unit approximately 13 m above the barge deck so that the grillage could be installed.It took 20 days to complete the rigging, due to the complex cribbing required to accommodate the surface of the underside of the module.The module will be shipped to the Johan Sverdrup oilfield in the North Sea, off the coast of Norway, in early 2019. It will house over 200 workers and will include sleeping areas, kitchen, dining room, recreational areas, and utility control systems.www.tii-group.comwww.sarens.comlast_img read more

first_imgIn the latest sign of investors’ enthusiasm for so-called ’Lawtech’, the developer of a system for automatically reviewing contracts with artificial intelligence today announced that it had secured $50m (£38.6m) from a venture capital fund. Canada-based Kira Systems said it had raised the money from Insight Venture Partners in return for a minority stake in the privately held business. Kira says its software employs proprietary machine learning techniques to identify and extract relevant information from contracts and other related documents, cutting the time spend on document review by between 20% and 90%. Until now it has eschewed external funding. However in the race to install systems in leading firms and in-house legal departments the market appears to be consolidating.Noah Waisberg, co-founder and chief executive of Kira said the funding would allow the company to ’more swiftly execute on our long-term vision’. Among the ventures jockeying for market position in applying machine learning technology to extracting information from contracts and other legal documents are iManage, which last year acquired UK startup RAVN, Luminance, which is backed by magic circle firm Slaughter and May and Cambridge-based startup ThoughtRiver.last_img read more

first_img[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’UST spikers claim UniGames crown ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses captured the 21st University Games women’s volleyball tournament crown with a 25-17, 25-11, 25-13 victory over the University of Perpetual Help Lady Altas on Sunday at the Lamberto Macias Gym in Dumaguete City.Led by Ennajie Laure, Cherry Rondina and Marivic Meneses, the Golden Tigresses finished the tournament winning all its seven matches to reclaim the women’s volleyball tiara.The match was still close early in the opening set with the Golden Tigresses up 16-13 when Rondina, Meneses and Laure uncorked consecutive hits for a 20-14 lead. Errors by the Lady Altas allowed the Golden Tigresses to run away with the set.Both teams were knotted in the second frame but the Golden Tigresses pulled up to a 15-7 edge on conversions by Meneses. The lead later grew to as high as 14 points behind Laure, Mary Pacres and Carla Sandoval.The Golden Tigresses opened the third frame with a 12-1 lead but the Lady Altas were able to come to within 15-10. The Golden Tigresses maintained the five point edge before pulling away for good on hits by Laure and Meneses.The De La Salle University Lady Spikers, meanwhile, salvaged the third place trophy in the tournament following a 25-12, 25-17, 21-25, 25-10 victory over the University of the East Lady Warriors.Meanwhile, the Adamson University Falcons clinched the men’s volleyball crown with a five setter victory over the National University Bulldogs. The Far Eastern University Tamaraws settled for a third place finish.In other results, UST leaned on Negrenses Lovielyn Pamatian, Aira Teodosio, and Luz Delfin to capture the women’s athletics championship. The FEU Tamaraws, meanwhile, ruled the men’s division./PNlast_img read more

first_imgMesin GE9X milik Boeing 777X. Sumber: Wikipedia Setelah empat tahun berada di masa coba-coba, akhirnya raksasa manufaktur kedirgantaraan asal Amerika, Boeing Co. ‘memberhentikan’ robot yang turut serta membangun dua bagian utama dari pesawat 777 dan model lanjutannya yang dikenal dengan 777X. Untuk menggantikan perannya, Boeing akan mempekerjakan tenaga mekanik terampil yang akan bekeja secara manual untuk memasukkan sekrup ke dalam lubangnya di sepanjang lingkar body pesawat. Guna mempermudah tugasnya, pihak Boeing akan memperkenalkan sistem otomatis flex tracks yang sejatinya dikembangkan untuk pesawat varian 787 Dreamliner.Baca Juga: Kolaborasikan Tenaga Manusia dan Robot, Boeing 777X Siap Mengudara di 2020Seperti yang diwartakan dari laman, juru bicara Boeing Paul Bergman mengatakan bahwa pergeseran sistem robotika ke tenaga manusia ini diperkirakan rampung pada akhir tahun, dan ia menambahkan, “Boeing tidak merencanakan perubahan dalam kepegawaian untuk varian 777 yang diproduksi di Everett, Washington,” “Solusi flex tracks terbukti lebih andal, karena membutuhkan lebih sedikit tenaga manusia dan pengerjaan ulang, tidak seperti robot,” sambungnya.Walaupun menjanjikan tenaga kerja mekanis yang tidak pernah sakit, lelah, atau lapar, namun sistem otomatisasi yang diusung Boeing ini nyatanya menimbulkan banyak kasus dimana teknologinya belum memenuhi ketangkasan dan ketepatan tangan dan mata manusia. Ambil contoh perusahaan Tesla Inc., dimana walaupun pabrik otomotifnya yang ada di Fremont, California itu sudah mengerahkan tenaga fully automatic, namun perusahaan ini tetap menyediakan workshop di luar pabrik dimana para pekerja dapat melakukan pengecekan keseluruhan terhadap mobil rakitannya secara manual.Baca Juga: Goyang Pasar Wide-Body, Boeing Siap Luncurkan 777X 13 Maret 2019Mungkin penghilangan teknologi robotika dari jalur perakitan varian 777 dan 777X merupakan salah satu langkah Boeing untuk lebih memperhatikan detail yang diharapkan dapat meningkatkan keamanan pesawat secara keseluruhan – bahkan dari komponen terkecil sekalipun, seperti sekrup dan baut. Tidak menutup kemungkinan pula apabila Boeing akan mengalihkan teknologi robotikanya ini di jalur lainnya – perusahaan mana yang menginginkan kerugian akibat sebagian instrumen produksinya tidak difungsikan.Seperti yang sudah diketahui bersama, wakil presiden dan Chief Project Engineer untuk 777X di Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Terry Beezhold di penghujung tahun 2017 lalu sempat mengatakan bahwa proses produksi yang dikombinasikan dengan sistem robotika  dinilai lebih aman bagi orang-orang yang membangun pesawat tersebut. “Itu merupakan pekerjaan yang sangat sulit dilakukan, secara ergonomis,” ungkapnya kepada awak media setempat.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedGoyang Pasar Wide-Body, Boeing Siap Luncurkan 777X 13 Maret 201905/03/2019In “Featured”Kolaborasikan Tenaga Manusia dan Robot, Boeing 777X Siap Mengudara di 202026/10/2017In “Featured”Wow! Mesin Boeing 777X Lebih Besar dari Body 73710/01/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

first_imgSome of the renovations include expanding the areas where passengers check in for their flights, expanding the baggage claim area, and a new roof for the building. Kenai City Manager Paul Ostrander told the Kenai City Council at their meeting last week that he will be introducing a resolution for the additional funding after the beginning of the new year. The rental car agencies located in the terminal will also each get a new office. Construction is scheduled to wrap up December 1, 2019. Ostrander told the council that the funds will be eligible for reimbursement from the federal government: “The positive of that is the majority of the costs will be paid for by the FAA, but it is unfortunate that there appears to be a significant amount of asbestos not found during the design process but have now found during construction.” The Terminal Improvement Project is estimated to cost nearly $12 million for construction.center_img The City of Kenai will spend nearly $1.5 million, while the rest of the money comes from a Federal Aviation Administration grant. According to Ostrander the city included a $500,000 contingency when budgeting for the project: “Because of asbestos that was not found during the design process, it appears we are going to have to do a significant amount of abatement that wasn’t originally anticipated and it’s going to burn through a majority of that contingency.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Renovations of the Kenai Municipal Airport are well underway, however the cost of the project just increased after some unexpected asbestos was found.last_img read more

first_imgOn Tuesday, the agent of Thanawat Suengchitthawon all but confirmed that his client would be signing for Leicester City. It had been previously reported that the young midfielder was in talks to move to the Foxes from AS Nancy-Lorraine in Ligue 1, and Erick Noubissie told Eurosport the 20-year-old would be penning a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium.The player has since confirmed it too, as he explained his decision to swap France for England in an interview with L’Est Républicain.He said: “Yeah, all is sorted now. All that’s needed is the medical and to sign my contract. I’m going to sign with Leicester for three years. I’m really happy”.The local newspaper then asked Suengchitthawon how the move came about.Embed from Getty ImagesHe explained: “I had already had contact with Leicester three years ago, but I didn’t follow it up at the time. I wanted to finish my development with Nancy. I imagine Leicester continued to follow me, and since I was free at the end of this season, they took advantage of it by offering me a three-year professional deal”.The player then revealed he would be first starting with the Foxes’ U23s, and it will be ‘up to him’ to prove to those in charge at the Premier League club that he’s good enough to play under Brendan Rodgers.What ‘convinced’ him was the trust Leicester had in him by offering a three-year deal, which shows they ‘believe in him for the future’.As for Nancy in all this, Suengchitthawon said he felt the club ‘didn’t count on him’ after they only offered him an extra year on an amateur Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameThe Most Addictive Game of the Year 2019Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndoSmart Tech TrendEveryone with Bad Vision Needs Those Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

first_imgLAGOS – Africa’s and Nigeria’s top-ranked table tennis player Aruna Quadri has described his loss in the semifinal of the 2019 ITTF Africa Cup in Lagos to long-time rival and eventual champion Omar Assar as “difficult”.Egyptian Assar, the number 3 seed defied a very vocal home support at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos to dispatch top-seed Quadri 4-1 (11-6, 11-8,8-11, 11-3) to progress to the final where he triumphed over compatriot Ahmed Saleh on Monday.Quadri and Assar have enjoyed a long-running rivalry which has spanned a decade and are very familiar with each other’s game with Assar leading their head-to-head 8-5 prior to Monday’s encounter.And speaking after his loss to the Egyptian, Quadri who later beat Algeria’s Sami Kherouf to win bronze, said such his match against Assar was always going to be decided by slim margins and that ultimately it was Assar who grabbed his “opportunity” and “played much better from the beginning” racing into a two-set lead which Quadri found impossible to bridge.   “It was a very difficult match for me,” Quadri told following his semifinal loss to Assar. “We recognise ourselves very well and it was like whoever that had the opportunity really need[ed] to take it. So, I think he had the opportunity earlier with the 2-0 lead and he took advantage of that.“I think he also played much more better than me from the beginning to the end. I didn’t get on early so he really took that advantage. It’s gone already, so we are hoping for the best in the future.”Quadri’s loss also meant he missed out on the chance to vie for a place at the 2019 Table Tennis World Cup in Chengdu, China which is reserved for the winner of the Africa Cup.And playing against a distinctly uninterested Kherouf in the bronze medal match, Quadri who still has the possibility of qualifying for the World Cup through the world rankings or via a wild card, said while his opponent might have wanted to be somewhere else, he was motivated to win to give himself every chance of making the World Cup which serves off in October.“I think third-place for both player; it’s either one wants to play the other doesn’t want to play. So, I think he didn’t want to play so he was not really playing on top of his game probably he was tired or something. But of course, for me, I really wanted to win because I know if I am number three, it is very possible to qualify for the World Cup,” Quadri said.It has been a hectic few days for the Portugal-based player with the Africa Cup coming on the heels of the African Club Championships where Quadri won gold as part of Egypt’s ENPPI team.Next up for the world number 22 is the 2019 ITTF Challenge Plus Nigeria Open, Lagos, where he is the defending Men’s singles champion having defeated Frenchman Antoine Hachard in last year’s final.With the looming prospect of pitting his wits against elite players from all over the world when the tournament serves off on Wednesday, 7th August, at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Quadri says he isn’t intimidated by the calibre of players who would be competing at the tournament and says he expects “home advantage” to help spur the into the Nigerian contingent to great feats.“I’m not intimidated actually, it has always been the same. You have several foreigners coming in, I know almost all of them and in one way or the other, I have played almost all of them. So, it is 50-50, but of course, we are playing at home and we should be able to use some kind of home advantage against them.”Related2019 ITTF Africa Cup: Egypt’s Assar Shocked After Lagos Triumph (AUDIO)August 6, 2019In “Table Tennis”ITTF Africa Cup: Heartbreak For Quadri, Edem As Saleh, Meshref Triumph In FinalsFebruary 26, 2020In “Featured”ITTF Africa Cup: Quadri Into Final After Dispatching Defending Champion AssarFebruary 25, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more