“In our work with customers around the world, we’re seeing the stakes raised in terms of the size and complexity of lifts,” said Jeroen Naalden, global director, Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology. “Everything we’re doing is about strengthening our ability to address these challenges – whether it involves helping them scope the right equipment, designing and building a custom solution, or providing on-site support and training.”Enerpac Heavy Lifting Technology says it aims to be the world’s leading supplier of heavy lifting equipment and solutions comprising standard products such as gantries, strand jacks and jack-up systems, as well as one-off customer/job-specific systems. www.enerpac.com/en/heavy-lifting-technology
The OOCL Scandinavia will be joining OOCL Hong Kong, OOCL Germany, OOCL Japan and OOCL United Kingdom, in serving the Asia-Europe trade lane on the LL1 service, linking major markets in China and Northern Europe. www.oocl.com
Ørsted could use the site for its work on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project with Dominion Energy, as well as for staging materials and equipment for Ørsted projects up and down the East Coast. If fully executed, the lease will run through to 2026, during which time Ørsted plans to install nearly 3,000 MW of wind energy projects in the USA.“This is a big step towards making Virginia a leader in wind energy and offshore wind manufacturing,” said the state’s governor Ralph Northam. “With the port of Virginia at its helm, the Hampton Roads region has the trained workforce and the nautical know-how to become a vital hub for offshore wind development.”The agreement between the port and Ørsted is for an initial lease of 1.7 acres (0.7 ha) at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, with options to expand to an additional 40 acres (16.2 ha). Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted one of the leading developers of offshore wind energy. According to the energy company, it has installed one third of all offshore wind turbines globally. During the last ten years, Ørsted has transformed from a company with fossil fuels at the core of its business to one of the biggest renewable developers in the world. The group is now aiming to drive out carbon emissions from its energy generation and operations, with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Henrik Poulsen, Ørsted ceo, said: “We have transformed from producing energy based on fossil fuels to producing carbon neutral energy. We have seen a real strengthening of our business and shown that a rapid green turnaround is possible. A decade ago, we were one of Europe’s most coal-intensive utilities, and by 2025, we will be carbon neutral.” Ørsted is also aiming to tackle carbon emissions beyond its own walls. These emissions come from energy trading and the supply chain. The company has committed to reducing the emissions that take place outside of Ørsted, but are still linked to its activities, by 50 percent by 2032, compared to 2018. Ørsted now also sets a target to achieve carbon neutrality across the company’s entire carbon footprint by 2040, ten years ahead of the global target for net-zero emissions. orsted.comwww.portofvirginia.com
A Crown court judge has accused the government of ‘systemic failure’ for not conducting trials in a reasonable time.Judge Keith Raynor, at Woolwich Crown Court, refused to further extend the custody time limit for a teenager who had been held in prison waiting for his trial for 321 days.In a damning ruling, he slammed the government’s failure to fund the criminal justice system adequately and the Ministry of Justice’ slow response to the coronavirus crisis. Judge Raynor said the government had ‘failed to organise its legal system’ to allow the courts to comply with human rights law by ensuring that trials of defendants remanded in custody are dealt with in a reasonable time.The judge said a package of measures announced at the weekend – to allow suspects to be held in custody for up to eight months before trial, install plexi-glass to divide jurors and open eight more extra ‘Nightingale’ courts – have no ‘realistic prospect’ of reducing the backlog of criminal cases.More than 43,000 cases are awaiting trial in the Crown court, up from 37,500 before the lockdown. Tesfa Young-Williams, 19, was arrested in October 2019 and charged with drugs offences. He has been held in custody for 321 days, which is 139 days longer than the usual 182-day limit and 83 days longer than the extended 238 days.Judge Raynor said: ‘He is innocent until proven guilty. That is at the forefront of my mind.’ He said neither the lack of available courtrooms to hear jury trials nor the ‘lack of money provided by parliament to provide sufficient space for trials to be conducted’ presented a good enough reason to further extend the custody time limit in this case.Young-Williams remains in custody in connection with other alleged offences.This is the second time that Judge Raynor has refused to extend a custody time limit.In a highly unusual remark, he appeared to suggest that the senior presiding judge, Lady Justice Thirlwall, had attempted to interfere with certain judges’ ability to hear time limit applications. He said on 12 August he received an email indicating that the senior presiding judge had decided that all contested extension applications should be heard by members of a small panel of judges. Lady Justice Thirwall declined to comment. Paul Keleher, QC, acting for Young-Williams, told the Gazette: “The criminal justice system was on its knees as a result of budget cuts before Covid-19 struck. The judgment sets out in great detail, with a larger body of supporting evidence, why the judge has been forced to come to his decision – because the government’s response to Covid has been wholly inadequate.’
President Lungu responded to the news by the constitutional court by quoting bible verses on his Facebook page.“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Zambia’s constitutional court on Monday threw out an attempt by the defeated presidential candidate to annul August’s election results, clearing the way for President Edgar Lungu’s inauguration.Hakainde Hichilema, who lost the election by 100,000 votes, had alleged that the result was rigged and launched a legal bid to stop Lungu retaining power.Judge Annie Sitali said that there was no petition to be heard before the court. He ruled that a 14-day deadline for a legal challenge had expired. Hichilema had argued for an extension after legal arguments lasted until midnight on Friday.An independent election monitoring body tweeted the government announcement saying that President Lungu inauguration will be held next Tuesday at the National Heroes Stadium:
12 soldiers killed in Islamist attack in Somalia: Uganda 12 Ugandan soldiers killed in Somalia ambush: military At least seven killed in fighting in Somalia Soldiers stand guard on a armoured tank outside an internal displaced persons (IDP) camp during the official flag-off of food and relief materials distribution for the internal displaced persons in Nigerian city of Maiduguri, June 8, 2017.REUTERS/Akintunde Akinley Soldiers stand guard on a armoured tank outside an internal displaced persons (IDP) camp during the official flag-off of food and relief materials distribution for the internal displaced persons in Nigerian city of Maiduguri, June 8, 2017.REUTERS/Akintunde AkinleyAt least 12 Nigerian soldiers were killed and dozens of others are missing after fighting with Islamists in the northeastern state of Borno, three military sources said on Sunday, one of the largest known losses of life by the army in the last month.An army spokesman said the death toll stated by the sources was not true.The fighting followed an attack on Friday by insurgents in Gudumbali local government area – a part of Borno where Boko Haram breakaway group Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) is influential. The sources said the poor communication network in the remote area delayed details of the attack being relayed.The attack, which the sources say was carried out on a military base and a nearby community in the Gudumbali local government area, comes as President Muhammadu Buhari’s security record has become a campaign issue two months ahead of an election in which he is seeking a second term.The three military sources, all of whom are soldiers and did not want to be named, said at least 12 troops were killed and dozens were missing after the fighting.“It is not true we lost that number,” said army spokesman Sani Usman in a text message.The biggest loss of military life in the last few months occurred in late November when around 100 soldiers were killed by ISWA militants who attacked an army base in Metele, Borno state.One of the sources said 28 militants were killed.Related
Launched this week, the Galloway Viking Hoard Campaign (GVH), is backing Dumfries and Galloway Council’s (DGC) proposals for the spectacular finds to have their permanent or regular home in a specially designed exhibition space at the new Kirkcudbright Art Gallery.GVH supporters are concerned that a rival bid by National Museums Scotland (NMS), which is seeking sole ownership, could see the collection disappear to Edinburgh and become just one small exhibit among thousands of others.They point to the growing trend for significant archaeological and cultural items to be exhibited locally rather than in capital cities – boosting cultural tourism and enriching a region’s ability to celebrate its own distinctive history.Cathy AgnewAccording to campaign chair, Cathy Agnew, the fact that 2017 is Scotland’s designated Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology makes it an ideal moment for bold, fresh thinking.She said: “This is a time for Scotland to take the lead. The Galloway Viking Hoard is quite extraordinary and should have pride of place in a specially created exhibition space in the new Kirkcudbright Art Gallery.“Remarkable finds have so often been whisked away from the communities where they were discovered only to become a small feature in a large national museum. This is a very old-fashioned approach and in 2017 we should be making sure that regions fully benefit from their cultural riches.“Having a collection of this kind in Dumfries and Galloway would act as a powerful magnet to bring in visitors from all over the country and overseas, benefiting the local economy by encouraging them to spend time here visiting historic sites.Work is already underway on the £3.1 million project to convert Kirkcudbright town hall will be converted into a major new art gallery. The scheme has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Dumfries and Galloway Council, and other significant funders.David Devereux, GVH vice chair, says: “Some of the items in the hoard are of breathtaking beauty and could become icons for the region, spurring people across the world to discover more about its distinctive past – and the people, lives, cultures and kingdoms that existed before Scotland was born.”The hoard was discovered at an undisclosed location in Galloway by a metal detectorist in 2014 and had been deliberately buried over 1,000 years ago.It includes more than 100 gold and silver objects, some already old when they were hidden. Among them are a unique gold bird-shaped pin, an enamelled Christian cross, decorated Anglo-Saxon brooches, armbands and an engraved Carolingian silver vessel. The items come from across Europe – there are even fragments of Byzantine silk.Campaign supporters have been urged to send letters of support ahead of two crucial meetings taking place in coming weeks. The first is a meeting of the DGC Communities Committee on 7 March that will decide how best to take forward the council’s bid.The second is a meeting of the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel (SAFAP) which is due to decide the hoard’s future on 23 March.It is understood that NMS has so far failed to provide any detail or guarantees about how much of the collection would ever be seen in Dumfries and Galloway, or even how often, if its bid succeeds.If the hoard is given a home in Kirkcudbright, GVH is keen to see agreements reached for it to be displayed at other times in the NMS in Edinburgh and beyond. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInCampaigners are calling for one of the most spectacular Viking hoard ever discovered in Scotland to have its home near where it was found in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway.
Tweet 20 Views 3 comments Sharing is caring! Share Share Share LocalNews Bail finally opened to Trafalgar man by: – January 4, 2013 Najacki ThomasA bail application for a Trafalgar man was finally opened after he was charged with possession of cocaine and possession with intent to supply cocaine on December 12th.Najacki Thomas was taken into custody when 7,000 grams of cocaine were found in his possession during an anti drug operation in the community of Mahaut last year.Three previous bail applications on his behalf were denied on the grounds that he would “interfere with witnesses” and that investigators needed more time to “probe into the matter”.However, when he appeared at the Magistrate’s court in Roseau on January 3rd, he was informed by Magistrate Candia Carette George that bail was opened to him in the sum of $250,000.Osborne Thomas, father of the accused, sought to stand as his surety but the estimated value of the father’s seven acres of land was insufficient to cover the bail amount.“Bail is now open it’s just a matter of getting proper equity,” Magistrate Candia George informed Thomas on Thursday, January 3rd.Thomas was reassured that as soon as he finds another surety with sufficient means to cover the bail sum, he would be released.He was remanded until 10th January 2013 pending proper surety.The cocaine found in his possession has an estimated street value of $186,900.00 (one hundred and eighty-six thousand, nine hundred dollars). Thomas pleaded not guilty to both charges and the trial has been set for 11th July, 2013.He is being represented by Attorney Wayne Norde.Dominica Vibes News
X-COM Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies, has introduced Version 3.0 of its RF Editor graphical signal editing software. The new release includes significant new features and enhancements that make the software an even more powerful tool as well as easier and faster to use. RF Editor is the only commercially-available software that offers comprehensive editing capability for waveforms and waveform segments that have been captured over the air, offloaded from a signal analyzer, or created in programs such as MATLAB. It allows users to easily manipulate I&Q data files for RF signals of any length. Its operation is very similar to digital audio editing tools. It provides the ability to mix, trim, cut, join, repeat, and splice RF files using multiple tracks that align to create virtually any type of RF signal with high precision. The software also allows filters and frequency shifts to be applied and interferers and noise to be introduced to create test scenarios ranging from ideal to worst-case. It is an invaluable tool for modifying and building signal waveforms in the time and frequency domains, and is integrated with X-COM’s Spectro-X signal analysis software. Typical applications for RF Editor include creating simulated signal threat scenarios and laboratory, production and field testing of communications, EW, and radar systems, using custom stimulus signals. Some of the new features in RF Editor 3.0 include: • Support for .xdat files: This file type is the native format used by X-COM’s VSG5000A multichannel signal generator and IQC5000A RF capture, recording, and playback system. RF Editor 3.0 seamlessly uses files from either instrument to create files that include much more information than .dat files, including markers, center frequency, span, sample rate, date, time, and GPS positional data. • Group modify function: Significantly reduces the operator time required to modify the attributes of large numbers of signal capture files, which previously had to be performed individually. The user now need only select a group of files to be modified, indicate the desired modifications from the many choices provided by RF Editor (such as shifting frequency, resampling, filtering, or changing attenuation or gain), and the software will make the modifications without operator intervention. • Stitching: Allows unwanted portions of spectrum capture files identified in X-COM’s Spectro-X analysis software to be eliminated or replaced with data from a different file and the remaining portions connected, producing files with only the desired characteristics and significantly reducing file size. • Scale factor calculation: Allows modifications to the scale factor parameter that RF Editor uses to determine signal power in order to add or subtract attenuation or gain without making modifications to the file.
It could be the next-gen Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. Patents show a Honda roadgoing sportbike with active aerodynamics. The next bike ought to be unveiled in the next two years. While Honda may not fill certain gaps in different motorcycle market segments, they sure are busy with coming up with new stuff and patenting them. The latest patent to leak shows a superbike – which may be the next-gen Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade – with active aerodynamics i.e. winglets.The bike in the patent has the profile of the RC123V MotoGP racer, but it’s complete with mirrors and a number plate holder. It must therefore be a street bike.No. 52 on either side are the aerobodies – Picture credit Bennets UKBack to the “winglets,” there aren’t mounted firmly in place. Instead, the wings swing out and retracts. We can assume that the wings retract at slower speeds when there isn’t need for more downforce. Having them open in the airstream all the time increases drag.As such, the aerodynamic devices should be ECU-controlled, not unlike the sweeping wings of the F-14 fighter jet.On another note, the patent submission shows an inline-Four engine. It’s been rumoured that Honda will bring back a V-Four performance motorcycle but that doesn’t like it. At least in these patent drawings.No. 57 at the tail is the flip-out aero device – Picture credit Bennets UKHowever, equipping the new CBR1000RR with variable valve timing or lift technology should be a bigger possibility. VVT/L can liberate more power while cutting back on polluting exhaust gasses.We shall see!Source–Ads–