Record lettings Mount up in Mayfair

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German fashion retailer to try on UK market

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Linde continues to invest in products

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Denmark: ESVAGT Orders Two Wind Farm Service Vessels

first_imgESVAGT will operate the vessels and deliver services in connection with maintenance of offshore windmill installations. The vessels are due to be delivered from Havyard Ship Technology`s shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn, Norway in December 2014 and March 2015. The vessels will become newbuilds 118 and 119 from Havyard Ship Technology.ESVAGT is a new customer for Havyard and it is also the first time Havyard will design vessels for service and maintenance of offshore windmills. The basis for this design, however, is taken from technology that Havyard has developed and delivered to the offshore oil industry through time.– We are very pleased by agreeing this contract with ESVAGT for delivery of their new windmill service vessels, says Sales Manager Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane of Havyard Design and Solutions. – We have worked with ESVAGT and these projects over a long period of time and it has been a demanding process. ESVAGT is a very competent and professional customer and is a market leader within their field of expertise. This is both challenging and rewarding.– Havyard 832 SOV has been designed based on specifications from ESVAGT and together with our solid competence within shipbuilding and design of advanced offshore vessels; we have together made a product that the market demands.ESVAGT is a new customer for Havyard and through this cooperation a potential new market with great future opportunities opens up. Energy from offshore windmills is a rapidly increasing market and through this contract we have a good starting point together with market leaders. – We know that we are competitive as we have agreed a contract with ESVAGT, and in this cooperation we will need to be at our best to meet their expectations. These are the kind of challenges and recognition we are striving towards and we are looking forward to a long and solid cooperation with ESVAGT, Sales Manager Thrane says.[mappress]Press release, July 12, 2013; Image: havyardlast_img

AdvanFort to Undertake Restructuring Program

first_imgAdvanFort, one of the oldest private maritime security providers in the world will undertake a restructuring program as part of its commitment to deliver highly effective counter-piracy services to its clients.This program will implement rigid quality control for its PCASPs, and is meant to ensure that the company complies fully with all regulations in the maritime security industry.Vice President Al Farajallah said, “We are working tirelessly to reinstate counter-piracy services with greater effectiveness than ever before.”Key elements of this plan include seeking counsel from outside expert advisers; conducting third party auditing of their training and operations programs; and developing an ombudsman program for the operators. The company started this program earlier this year, and it will be ongoing.[mappress]AdvanFort, March 7, 2014last_img read more

More pressure

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Acela may help the cause of US high speed

first_imgTHIS MONTH should see the launch of a 2h 28min timing by an Acela Express trainset between New York and Washington DC. Just 2min faster than the introductory schedule of April 2 1969 for the original Metroliner EMUs, the non-stop timing builds on the launch in December of a single return working between the two cities. It also marks the start of a service build-up that will eventually see 19 weekday round trips between the two cities, with 10 between New York and Boston. Early reports suggest that the new train was well received in its first four weeks of service.If Acela services develop as planned, there is no doubt that enthusiasm for high speed trains will grow outside the Northeast Corridor. But the high speed lobby suffered a setback on December 15 when a spending package that would have provided $10bn of federal funds for 11 high speed corridors was defeated by Congress as lawmakers rushed to end the 2000 legislative session. The news was mitigated by statements from Democrat and Republican party leaders who pledged to re-examine the proposal during 2001.California and Florida have been fertile ground for a series of high speed line projects in the last three decades. Not one has yet progressed to the point of construction, but consultants are now at work again. On December 18 the California High Speed Rail Authority approved plans that will allow three teams of consultants to begin environmental and engineering studies taking three years for a 1126 km high speed network to be built by 2016.Routes to be studied run from the San Francisco Bay Area to Merced in the San Joaquin Valley, from Sacramento to Bakersfield, and from Bakersfield to Los Angeles. Among issues exercising the consultants are route alignments, station locations, environmental impact and integration with local transport and land use plans. Also on December 18, CHSRA selected engineering consultant HNTB to lead a study on the Los Angeles – San Diego inland route and authorised a final study on an alternative route through Orange County; the choice of consultant for this route was to be made on January 24.In Florida a detailed proposal for another high speed railway was presented to Governor Jeb Bush in early January. Unlike the north-south line approved by voters in November (RG 12.00 p798), this one would run east-west to link Florida’s two coasts. The initial scheme, first publicised in late 1999, called for a line from St Petersburg to Port Canaveral, but the project is now in at least two phases, with the first running from Orlando International Airport to Tampa Union Station. Cost would be $1·2bn, part of which would be financed by the private sector. Trains running at up to 240 km/h would carry three million people a year. Needless to say, the project would be a major factor in Florida’s bid to host the 2012 Olympics.The state of Washington plans to purchase a fleet of 50 refrigerated wagons that, coupled to Amtrak trains, could haul fresh produce to the eastern USA. Specifications were drawn up in December and a request for proposals is expected shortly.last_img read more

Egypt’s leader serves opposition parties with stern warning

first_imgEgyptian President Sisi Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-SisiEgypt’s president has given a thinly veiled but stern warning to opposition politicians calling for a boycott of presidential elections in March, saying he would die first before allowing anyone to mess with the country’s security.A clearly furious Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, a general-turned-president, spoke Wednesday a day after a coalition of opposition parties and public figures called for a boycott of the March 26-28 vote, which they described as a farce.Sisi is virtually certain of winning a second four-year term in office.Without directly mentioning the boycott call or the March vote, Sisi said he would take “measures” against anyone who disrupts Egypt’s stability.He says: “You seem not to know me well enough, but by God, the price of Egypt’s security is my life and the life of the army.”last_img read more

UWP protests president nomination process

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! UWP Leader, Edison James.As government ministers and senators were in Parliament electing a president to replace President Liverpool, members of the United Workers Party, Dominica’s main opposition party, were engaged in protest action. The protesters were seen waving placards, on High Street outside the Inland Revenue and Traffic Department.UWP leader, Edison James told the protestors that they “must continue to stand up” against the illegality with which they are surrounded.“We have an illegal prime minister, we have an illegal president and we have an illegal inspector of police right here with us. Around us we are filled with illegality and unconstitutionality, that is what we have ladies and gentlemen”. He told them further that Dominica’s constitution is “being raped, our constitution is being damaged, our constitution is being destroyed and ladies and gentlemen, you are leading the fight to protect the constitution”. According to James, newly elected president Eluid Williams will forever be labeled as “a president that is unconstitutional and illegal”.President Williams is expected to be sworn in this afternoon, which James said is another disrespect to the country’s Constitution.Chapter II, Section 19 (7) of the Constitution states;“A person who has been declared to have been duly elected as President under this section shall assume office as such on the day after the day after the day on which his predecessor vacates the office of President or, if that office is already vacant, he shall assume office on the day after the day on which he was declared to have been duly elected”. One of the many protesters gathered on High Street on Monday“As we move forward there is another issue, the Constitution at 19:7….says that a person who is declared as the elected president will assume the office on the day after he has been so declared. I know of no president who has assumed the office on the same day that he was declared by the parliament,” James noted.He is therefore looking closely to see whether the Chief Justice who can administer the oath will attend the swearing in ceremony.Meanwhile James stated that he wished to put on record publicly that Eluid Williams is unfit to hold the office of president.“We have a problem with Eluid Williams, because Eluid Williams either must know that what he is involved in is unconstitutional or he does not know it’s unconstitutional. If he does not know then he is not equipped to be the person to guide our constitutional integrity. Do you understand me? And if he knows and he has still gone on then he is not suitable so I declare now that on either front, Eluid Williams is not a suitable person to be holding office at this time and I can boldly say I, I as a former prime minster of this country, leader of the United Workers Party, cannot encourage anybody to show respect for that presidency; that is my position, that is our position ladies and gentlemen, that is disgusting”.The next course of action as outlined by James will be filed in court immediately.“I have discussed with the lawyer and the next step that is available to us is to seek a declaration by the court that the constitution has been breached and is being breached. That’s the next step that is immediately available to us. Ladies and gentlemen again I say that we must seek to respect the court’s decision, we expect the court to respect the constitution ladies and gentlemen”. While he admitted that there are some who wish to see the “cool wosh brigade of 1979” reenergized, James told his supports that they must first “exhaust all legal means available to us, but when those means have been exhausted then it is you the people who have the power”.[nggallery id =214]Dominica Vibes News LocalNews UWP protests president nomination process by: – September 17, 2012center_img Share 339 Views   11 comments Sharelast_img read more

Five young riders chosen for the Impian ke MotoGP SIC program

first_imgFive young riders have been chosen for the Impian ke MotoGP or ‘Dream to MotoGP’ program organised by Sepang International Circuit (SIC).Riders aged 13 to 15 will undergo an intensive training regime spearheaded by national racer, Zulfahmi Khairuddin.The best two riders will be given the chance to compete in the Spanish FIM CEV Repsol as well as Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) and Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC). Out of the hundreds who applied for the ‘Impian ke MotoGP’ or ‘Dream to MotoGP’ program conducted by the Sepang International Circuit, 40 worthy individuals were chosen for the selection process a few days ago at the Sepang International Go Kart Circuit.At the end of the day, five very young racers were picked as the final draft where they will go through an intensive training regime spearheaded by former Moto3 and current WorldSSP rider, Zulfahmi Khairuddin. The training will also be supported by another well-known national racing figure, Ahmad Zamani Baharuddin.These five individuals are 13 year old Muhamad Harith Haziq Zamri, 14 year old Daniel El Fahim Harris El Hadi, and three fifteen year olds Muhammad Idil Fitri Mahadi, Muhammad Izam Ikmal and Mohd Danial Syami Ahmad Shahril. The two best riders from the program will be given the opportunity to race in the Moto3 category of the FIM CEV Repsol in Spain where all the top young riders around the world compete before stepping up into the big leagues.Apart from the FIM CEV Repsol in Spain, these two riders will also get the opportunity to prove themselves in the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) as well as the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) in the 250cc category this year. The other three will be absorbed into the Malaysian Cub Prix series under SIC.According to CEO of Sepang International Circuit Dato’ Razlan Razali, “All of them will be tested in all sorts of aspects including riding skills, fitness, dedication as well as commitment before Fahmi and Zamani will choose the two best riders to represent SIC in the CEV world championship.”The program’s main goal is to develop world class young racing talents such as Zulfahmi. Registrations were opened online back in December where promising young racers aged between 13 to 16 years old made through the application process.To know more, head on over to the Sepang International Circuit official website.Source: SIC–Ads–last_img read more