Wonders & blunders with Tony Travers

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access 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 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 communitylast_img read more

Move One into Jordan

first_imgThe company believes that this move will help it to capitalise on the Port of Aqaba’s status as a gateway for the import and transit of cargo destined for reconstruction and energy projects in Iraq.Move One says it anticipates significant heavy lift and project cargo shipments into Iraq, as well as heavy equipment shipments, such as tractors. The new office will also support Move One’s growing ties with the US military and its delivery of assets to the Jordanian Armed Forces and regional partners.Move One is also setting up its Jordan operations to provide diplomatic aid deliveries to Syria and the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. With the increased number of global humanitarian aid groups setting up large warehousing projects in Jordan for onward distribution to places like Syria, Iraq, the West Bank and even Lebanon, Move One says its expanded presence in Jordan will enable it to complete distribution and support warehousing efforts in these challenging areas. www.moveoneinc.comlast_img read more

Chief coroner sets out new regime in first speech

first_imgOnly lawyers will be appointed as coroners from next June, the first holder of the new post of chief coroner for England and Wales has announced in his first public speech. Judge Peter Thornton QC told the annual conference of coroners today that new appointments will be for five years, with coroners retiring at 70. The provisions do not apply to existing coroners, though a doctor serving as assistant coroner would need the necessary legal qualification to step up a level to senior or deputy coroner. Thornton outlined the changes to the role in a 10-point plan based on the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, which is due to come into force from June 2013. All fresh appointments will be made by the relevant local authority, with the consent of the chief coroner and the lord chancellor – ending the practice of senior coroners making their own appointments. In an unspoken reference to the resignation of the coroner who presided over the Amy Winehouse inquest, Thornton made it clear that spouses or partners will not be permitted to be appointed in the same area. He added that coroners will retain judicial independence but will be expected to work collaboratively with their local authority.Training of coroners and coroners’ officers will be taken over by the Judicial College, having previously been the responsibility of the Coroners Society. Where complaints are made, Thornton said he would not take responsibility for their handling as it could place him in the position of having to lead and discipline coroners at the same time. Addressing the coroners’ conference, he said: ‘I suspect you would be the first to admit that the coroner system is not perfect. And many of you, talking to me, have acknowledged that there is a lack of consistency, a lack of leadership and a lack of guidance. ‘I intend to address these problems.’ The role of chief coroner has been the subject of lengthy debate at Westminster after it was first confirmed in May 2010.Jonathan Djanogly, then justice minister, announced in October 2010 that the role would be scrapped, only for the government to reprieve the post a year later. Thornton was appointed in May 2012, having presided over the inquest into the death of newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London in 2009.last_img read more

Leonardo to Work with the Royal Air Force to Tackle Future Drone Threats

first_imgAt the DSEI 2019 exhibition, Leonardo, an integrated Aerospace, Defence, and Security solutions provider, announced that they have been selected by the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) to support the next stage of their research and development program. The study will explore the current threat posed by hostile drones and how this is likely to evolve in future, as well as evaluating a range of technologies that could form a future RAF counter-drone capability. The program is expected to last three years and will commence in early 2020.The threat of rogue drones has been well-publicized in recent months, with small, affordable aircraft widely-available on the open market. Drone technology is evolving rapidly, creating a challenge for organizations which need to secure themselves against the misuse of such aircraft. The RAF’s research program will inform how the Air Force will respond to current and future threats and keep pace with technology over time, examining how operators will be able to detect, track, identify and defeat rogue drones. Leonardo was chosen because of its pedigree in counter-drone technology. In 2018 and 2019, following drone sightings at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, elements of the Company’s counter-drone technology were deployed by the RAF to allow airport operations to resume. The Company offers its scalable and modular systems to military and civil customers in the UK and internationally and has already been contracted for C-UAS equipment for the Italian Army and Air Force. The RAF’s research program will draw on this experience and build on previous collaborative C-UAS research to understand and meet the threat of rogue drones. In the long-run, the research and development program will help understand and inform requirements for a core RAF counter-drone capability, which would then be used to protect RAF Bases.last_img read more

HEAD OF CLASS: PIHS names top students

first_img RelatedGreen awarded Press scholarshipBy MARINA WISE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel – South Padre Press, in partnership with several local businesses, is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2017 academic scholarship, Ramsey Green. Green was selected from a talented pool of applicants and will receive $500 to aid his post-secondary educational…May 26, 2017In “Features”PIISD announces Top 10By SCARLET O’ROURKE Special to the PRESS Children are the pride of the community that raised them, and for the Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD), the top 10 seniors of Port Isabel High School are no exception. Graduating at the top of her class is valedictorian, Mayra Rodriguez with…May 19, 2011In “News”Top of the ClassPort Isabel High School commencement set for Friday By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) will be celebrating the Class of 2018 with a commencement ceremony this Friday, May 25. The 142 graduating seniors are set to walk the stage at the South…May 25, 2018In “News” By CRAIG ALANIZPort Isabel-South Padre PRESSFriday is commencement for Port Isabel High School Class of 2012.The top ten graduates with college hours earned while in high school are as follows:Salvador Tinajero, III ranked 10th. The son of Maggie and Salvador Tinajero, Jr. plans to attend Texas A&M University–College Station to study computer engineering. Tinajero has earned 22 college hours.Ragan S. Behrens ranked ninth. The son of Terrie Behrens plans to attend the University of Texas-Austin to study mechanical engineering. Behrens has earned 21 college hours.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the June 4 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

Bandara Lapisi Lantai dengan Karpet, Ternyata Ini Alasannya!

first_imgIlustrasi Bandara. Foto: Istimewa Ada yang khas saat masuk bandara internasional, dari sekian fasilitas plus yang ditampilkan, bandara internasional identik dengan penggelaran karpet pada lantainya. Adanya karpet pasti membuat Anda berpikir akan menghambat roda koper dan seharusnya lantai bandara tak perlu di lapisi atau dibiarkan dengan lantai biasa.Baca juga: Saking Nyamannya, 9 Bandara Ini Buat Penunjungnya Lupa PulangSelain itu juga karpet tidak mudah untuk dibersihkan apalagi di bandara yang selalu penuh dengan para pelancong. Padahal tahukah Anda bahwa sebenarnya karpet merupakan salah satu dari banyak perencanaan bandara dan ternyata juga memiliki manfaat lain? KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari laman travelandleisure.com (14/11/2017), dengan adanya karpet ini memberikan elemen desain sederhana dan membantu pelancong merasa lebih rileks sebelum masuk ke dalam kabin. Selain karpet, pihak bandara juga menyertakan pencahayaan alami, kursi nyaman, dan langit-langit yang lebih rendah. Desain ini membuat calon penumpang serasa berada di ruang tamu rumahnya.Jika calon penumpang sudah merasa nyaman untuk duduk, bisa jadi mereka merasa betah dan tertarik untuk berbelanja. Ya, bila diperhatikan, di sekitar gerbang keberangkatan terdapat beberapa toko ritel yang menjual barang dagangan tertentu. Menurut sebuah survei, sebanyak tujuh persen calon penumpang yang merasa nyaman dan rileks akan menghabiskaan waktu di toko ritel tersebut dan membeli barang.Hal itu tentu membawa keuntungan tersendiri. Strategi lain yang diterapkan adalah menempatkan sedikit pelayan di toko ritel tersebut sehingga calon penumpang lebih nyaman dan bebas melihat barang yang dijual.Baca juga: 7 Tips Belanja Indah di Bandara ChangiMemang terkadang ada orang yang tidak suka diganggu oleh pelayan toko saat hendak membeli barang. Ketidaknyamanan itu membuat calon pembeli meninggalkan toko.Salah satu bentuk pemanfaatan kenyamanan lain untuk mendapatkan keuntungan ekonomi dari calon penumpang adalah menyediakan layanan jasa. Beberapa bandara menyediakan ruang khusus untuk spa, yoga, dan bahkan terapi. Hal ini tentu bisa membuat calon penumpang tertarik dan tidak segan mengeluarkan sejumlah uang.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

Tucker Found Two Weeks After Accident

first_imgWe reported two weeks ago today that the Wiesneth’s Class A motorhome had been struck head-on at mile 2 of the Kenai Spur Highway, killing the Colorado couple inside a white pickup. Charles and Robin struggled to pick up the pieces. While most items could be repaired or replaced, it was the loss of their family pet which kept the Wiesneth’s in Soldotna, searching the highway for hours… Robin said a trip to the vet this morning will finally end their vacation. She wrote Tucker appears “tired and skinny but he’s otherwise in good health.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享It was the ending Robin Wiesneth barely held out hope for… Five-year-old Tucker, a black and white tuxedo cat, was found last night, just hours before she and her husband, Charles, planned to fly home to Florida. This isn’t the first time the Kenai Peninsula has rallied to find a pet missing from a serious accident; in October of 2013 Indy, a rescued pit/boxer mix, was found after a late-night single vehicle accident claimed the life of one of her owners. Yesterday, the first hint of good news surfaced; someone at Buddy’s Garage in Soldotna reported a possible Tucker sighting. A search party gathered and Tucker was reunited with his family. Tucker had been sitting on Robin’s lap at the time of the accident, but disappeared in the chaos of the 6-hour road closure. Kenai Peninsula residents formed search parties, but time was running out. The couple was set to fly back to Florida today (Wednesday). Wiesneth: “He’s just vanished into thin air. Our two choices are: he’s somewhere in the coach and we can’t find him, or he went through the windshield at the time of impact and somehow made it to the other side of the road, in which case he could be okay, or he could be injured.”last_img read more

Moose Federation Focusing Programs, Cutting Costs

first_imgExecutive Director Don Dyer took over the non-profit earlier this month and says he’ll tighten the Federation’s finances and focus. Since 2002, the agency has been tasked with caring for moose and their habitat, but has faced criticism over the way it handled $2.5 million in grant funding. Requests for grants in 2013 were denied. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Programs aimed at restoring moose habitat and rescuing abandoned calves will be trimmed as the Alaska Moose Federation reorganizes under new leadership. Dyer says the Federation will now dedicate its time to roadkill pickups and charity delivery of moose meat. Dyer owns the MatSu Economic Development Corporation and was formerly the economic development director for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.last_img read more

Ioka to defend against Hernandez

first_imgThe hard-hitting Hernandez, 24, holds a record of 18-1 including 13 knockouts. Ioka stopped Thailand’s Oleydong Sithsamerchai in the fifth round of their Feb. 11 match to claim the WBC crown.The 22-year-old Ioka, who is 7-0 since his April 2009 debut, said he looks forward to stepping into the ring against Hernandez. It will be the first time in his career that he will fight at a venue outside the Kansai region.“Facing a tough challenger like him keeps me real sharp. I want to make this a good world title match,” said Ioka. “I want the fans to come out to watch a high-level match.” OSAKA – WBC minimumweight champion Kazuto Ioka will face Mexican challenger Juan Hernandez in the first defense of his title on Aug. 10 in Tokyo, Ioka’s camp said on Monday.Ioka, who set a Japanese record by capturing the WBC crown in the fewest number of fights at seven, is set to do battle with No. 1 contender Hernandez at Korakuen Hall. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Montana tops Weber State, 74-63, takes over 1st

first_imgMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Martin Breunig scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Montana muscled its way past Weber State, 74-63 on Saturday night.Montana (16-10, 12-3) moves a half-game ahead of Eastern Washington (11-3), which lost to Northern Arizona Saturday, to take the Big Sky Conference lead.Brandon Gfeller and Riley Bradshaw both knocked down 3-pointers to help give Montana a 10-point lead in the final minute of the first half, but Ryan Richardson hit a 3-pointer to cut the Weber State deficit to seven, 36-29 at the break.Breunig scored the first five points of the second half and the Grizzlies cruised to the win.Jordan Gregory and Michael Weisner scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, for Montana.Chris Golden scored 18 points to lead Weber State (11-15, 6-9). Richardson finished with 15 points and Richaud Gittens added another 12 while Joel Bolomboy grabbed 10 rebounds.last_img read more