Cork pops up again

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

GE to Showcase Latest Advancements at Kormarine 2013

first_img[mappress]Press Release, October 23, 2013 Global Offshore and Marine business powers and propels ships, keeping them in position at the touch of button. The Korean naval, offshore and merchant, shipbuilding industry, the largest and most important in the world, has long since recognized the benefit that GE’s experience and technology can deliver—partnering together for 30 years.That is why Kormarine 2013 is one of the key events where GE will showcase its latest advancements in diesel engines, gas turbines and dynamic positioning solutions, all designed to deliver reliability, fuel efficiency, lower maintenance and life cycle costs.SB Ahn, GE’s Global Offshore and Marine leader said, “GE provides solutions that affect vessels and marine installations from stem to stern and from ocean to sea bed. With the launch of our Global Offshore Marine organization, based here in Korea, we are continuing to strengthen our relationships with Korean shipbuilders. Together we have delivered naval and merchant vessels and offshore installations that can operate efficiently, reducing emissions and meeting critical environmental regulations. At Kormarine 2013, we will share our cutting-edge solutions that will continue to meet the challenges that the naval and marine industry faces—powering, propelling and positioning them now and in the future.”last_img read more

Sifer 2015 draws infrastructure firms

first_imgFRANCE: No less than 22% of the exhibitors participating in the ninth Sifer trade fair taking place in Lille on March 24-26 will be first-time entrants, according to organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions. Around 400 companies are participating in the event, which is expected to attract up to 5000 visitors.This is a pivotal time for the French rail industry, as the new structure for the state-owned operating and infrastructure management businesses starts to take shape following the implementation of the railway reforms on January 1. Citing uncertainty over the past two or three years, industry association FIF says the home market is ‘sluggish’, reporting a 16% fall in activity last year. This has led many companies to focus on growing their export business, with major contractors, equipment suppliers and sub-contractors looking for opportunities in the international market. Despite the overall decline, infra­struc­ture spending in France has risen significantly in recent years. This is due in part to the various high speed line projects underway (p38), but also reflects growing pressure to accelerate renewals on the core network and overcome a backlog of maintenance. According to FIF, infrastructure spending was up by 14·7% in the year to September 2014. Not surprisingly, infrastructure exhibitors are set to occupy almost one-third of the total floor space at Sifer 2015, including three lengths of demonstration track to showcase rail-mounted vehicles and equipment. Newly-unified infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau will be participating, while Eurovia subsidiary ETF has become the show’s first official infrastructure partner. Other prominent exhibitors include East Japan Railway, which is looking to expand its European presence, as well as the European Railway Agency, which is headquartered in nearby Valenciennes. Reflecting a growing trend for cross-industry co-operation, Sifer 2015 will host eight pavilions for regional business clusters and investment agencies. Seven French regions will be represented, including the Northern France Rail association covering Nord-Pas de Calais and Picardie, the Mecateam Cluster from Bourgogne’s Creusot-Montceau economic region, MipyRail Innovation of Midi-Pyrénées and Neopolia Rail from Pays-de-la-Loire, which together formed the Railway Business Cluster in 2013. These will be joined by an Île-de-France pavilion organised by the Seine-et-Marne Chamber of Industry & Commerce and a similar pavilion from the Alsace Region CCI. Neighbouring Belgium will be represented by the national technology industry federation Agoria, which has more than 60 members associated with the rail sector, plus the Walloon Export & Foreign Investment Agency Awex.Visit Railway Gazette at Sifer 2015 on stand 1/129last_img read more

Serbia to invest €3·5bn in rail infrastructure

first_imgSERBIA: The government has announced planned railway infrastructure spending of €3·5bn as part of the €14bn Serbia 2025 national investment programme.The rail elements include modernisation of the 208 km Valjevo – Vrbnica section of the Beograd – Bar line, and construction of an integrated traffic control centre. This work will be financed with €57·5m from the national budget and a €172·5m Russian loan supported by Russian Railways under a co-operation agreement signed in October.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The section of Pan-European Corridor X between Beograd and Niš will be renewed, along with the branches of Corridor X from Niš to Dimitrovgrad and Preševo.The Novi Sad – Subotica – Kelebia line is to be upgraded and double-tracked by China Railway International Group and China Communications Construction Co under a €943m programme with financing from Exim Bank of China. The scheme includes modernisation of the Novi Sad, Vrbas and Subotica junctions, building 49 overpasses and underpasses, refurbishing nine stations and constructing a 1·6 km viaduct in Vrbas. The route will be closed for 33 months from March 2020, with trains diverted to run via Bogojevo or Zrenjanin.An intermodal freight facility is also to be built at Batajnica west of BeogradSpending of €1·37bn on the long-discussed Beograd metro is also envisaged, with a view to the first section opening in 2025.last_img read more

DOMLEC Outlines Steps in Coronavirus Preparedness Plan

first_imgAnnouncementsBusinessCoronavirusLocalNews DOMLEC Outlines Steps in Coronavirus Preparedness Plan by: – March 18, 2020 191 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!                                 Bertilia MckenzieMarch 18, 2020DOMLEC COVID-19 updateHealth and safety are number one priority; Critical electric service continuesAt DOMLEC, the health and safety of customers, employees and the communities we serve is our top priority. We are prepared for the coronavirus pandemic and are taking steps to help customers – and to prevent the virus’ spread as we continue to provide vital energy to our customers.General Manager Bertilia McKenzie says the essential work of generating, distributing and supplying electricity continues despite the current situation.We have activated the following measures as part of our pandemic preparedness plan until further notice:Limiting our employees’ in-person contact with customers.Service connections and disconnection will continue for the time being.Facilitating work-from-home scenarios for our employees who are not required to report to a worksite.For employees who must continue to report to our premises:Requesting all employees with flu-like symptoms to remain at home and monitoring those employees through our health and safety team.Increasing our cleaning and disinfecting regimens throughout our facilities, andImplementing social distancing practices throughout the business. Share Share Tweet All business travel has been suspended and we are monitoring any personal travel plans, imposing a 14-day self-isolation following travel from infected regions.All face-to-face meetings have been suspendedWe are sensitive to these challenging times and understand if a customer is unable to pay their bill on time because they are unable work, whether it’s due to self-isolation or illness — or some other pandemic-related circumstances. We urge these customers to call us at 255-6011/255-6005 or 255-6025 and make a payment arrangement plan.As we continue to monitor the ever-changing situation, it is important for our customers to know that we’re here for them. We are able to respond quickly as the situation changes and we will keep our customers informed with important updates.Customers can also visit the company’s Facebook page for up to date information or should they have questions or concerns. Kindly send messages through the message box. Sharelast_img read more

InFocus: “Milk life” replaces “got milk?”

first_imgMilkPEP’s recent decision to replace its “got milk?” slogan with a message of “milk life” made waves across mainstream and agriculture media outlets alike. Many questioned the need for the milk processors’ check-off organization to tweak a campaign with more than 20 years of iconic status.Spokespeople for MilkPEP indicate the “milk life” slogan will help convey the message of milk’s protein content and its place in a healthy lifestyle.advertisementadvertisementWe asked several of our Facebook and Twitter followers to weigh in with their thoughts regarding the change.Click here to download a PDF of the “InFocus” image from the April 1, 2014 issue of Progressive Dairyman magazine to view these comments.last_img

2nd District chess players fare well in 2019 ISSC Meet

first_imgAndrey Wendam and Elisandrea Bedia(elementary girls). ILOILO City – Even if none of its chesserswill qualify to the WVRAA Meet, chess players from the Congressional DistrictSports Association 2 has something to cheer about. The two also contributed bronze medalsin the standard team event. Trina Apostol and Jelaine Amadhay,meanwhile, bagged a silver medal in the secondary girls team event. The twoalso won a bronze in the blitz team event. The CDSA 2 chessers showed improvementafter capturing three silvers and four bronze medals in the Iloilo Schools SportsCouncil Meet 2019 over at the Iloilo Girl Scout Council here. CDSA 2 Chess Teamcenter_img Archie Jamotillo came up with a silvermedal in elementary boys blitz individual event before teaming up with VaughOberio for the team event silver. Apostol captured two bronze medals onthe secondary girls blitz individual event and standard individual event. Also part of the CDSA 2 chess teamwere Den Mark Canata, Andrei Iory Salvador (secondary boys) and  Coaches of the CDSA 2 chess team wereRosario Robles, Roberto Oberio and Saf Alberto./PNlast_img read more

Meet the new face of womens MMA “Julianna Pena”

first_img Vince McKee NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – While all eyes were on Amanda Nunes Saturday night as she hoisted up her newly won UFC Womens Bantamweight title, I couldn’t help but think the next big thing in the division fought on the undercard. Julianna Pena is not to be forgotten about or taken lightly.Pena has been on a roll since winning the Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Women’s Bantamweight season title. Peña faced Jessica Rakoczy in the finals on November 30, 2013 at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale. She won the bout via TKO in the final seconds of the first roundShe has remained hot since leaving the house, winning her first three fights since. She has toppled the likes of Jessica Eye, Milana Dudieva and most recently Cat Zingano Saturday night. All of her wins were in dominant fashion, further expanding her explosive arsenal each time out. She is 8-2 in her career, but an impressive 4-0 in the UFC overall. She is no stranger to the camera and public spotlight, both for good and bad reasons. Peña was featured in the award-winning mixed martial arts documentary Fight Life, the film is directed by James Z. Feng and released in 2013. She is also no stranger to the wrong side of the spotlight as well as on Sunday, December 20, 2015 Peña was arrested in Spokane, Washington. Pena was charged with 2 counts of Assault. It is hard to ignore her heart and hustle as she has already overcome several obstacles in her MMA career. Peña was expected to face Jessica Andrade at UFC 171 on March 15, 2014 but was forced to pull out because of injury. She suffered the injury while grappling in training, tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL and meniscus.She was away from the sport over a year when Peña returned to face Milana Dudieva on April 4, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 63. She won the fight via TKO in the first round. The win also earned Peña her first Performance of the Night bonus award. She not only has the talent to go far, but also the look to keeps the men’s attention and pose for magazine covers, posters and whatever else the UFC merchandise machine needs of her. If Holm, Tate and Rousey arent’t careful, Pena will sneak ahead of all of them and challenge Nunes for the next title shot. Pena is for real and a name you will want to remember her name for a very long while!Agree or disagree, let me know. You can follow Vince McKee on twitter at VinceTheAuthorDon’t forget to visit our great sponsors at https://www.neosportsinsiders.com/sponsors/ Related TopicsAmanda NunesDana WhiteJulianna PenaMiesha TateRonda RouseyUFC 200last_img read more

No. 10 UWF keeps momentum against Shorter, wins 9-0

first_img    ROME, Ga. – The No. 10 West Florida women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to four matches and its GSC winning streak to 16 matches with a 9-0 victory over Shorter Saturday on the road.The Argonauts (8-3, 4-0 GSC) haven’t lost a regular-season match against a GSC opponent since March 26, 2010 against Valdosta State.UWF is one of two undefeated teams in conference play. North Alabama is 4-0 in the conference.The Argos won every set against Shorter as the Hawks fell to 6-5, 3-2 GSC.UWF will host UNA March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS##10 West Florida 9, Shorter University 003/16/13 at Rome, Ga. Singles competition1. Monika Kochanova (UWF) def. Candice Laurent (SU) 6-1, 6-12. Luiza Sonnervig (UWF) def. Iesha Holton (SU) 6-1, 6-33. Nina Bubelova (UWF) def. Aurelie Gaborit (SU) 6-0, 6-34. #36 Giovana Patitucci (UWF) def. Sicquena Sinclair (SU) 6-2, 6-15. Fernanda Amaral (UWF) def. Aurore Beltrando (SU) 6-1, 6-26. Heather May Walton (UWF) def. Alicia Gallard (SU) 7-5, 6-1Doubles competition1. Monika Kochanova/Giovana Patitucci (UWF) def. Aurelie Gaborit/Candice Laurent (SU) 8-02. Luiza Sonnervig/Mariana Sonnervig (UWF) def. Sicquena Sinclair/Iesha Holton (SU) 8-33. Fernanda Amaral/Nina Bubelova (UWF) def. Alicia Gallard/Aurore Beltrando (SU) 8-2Match NotesWest Florida 8-3; National ranking #10; Regional ranking #4Shorter University 6-5Print Friendly Version Share No. 10 UWF keeps momentum against Shorter, wins 9-0center_img Fernanda Amaral and the Argos are one of two undefeated in conference play (Photo by UWF Athletic Communications) last_img read more

Keylor Navas joins PSG from Real Madrid in goalie swap

first_imgGoalkeeper Keylor Navas has joined Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer deadline day deal from Real Madrid with the French international Alphonse Areola moving in the opposite direction.Navas, a 32-year-old Costa Rican played 104 times at Madrid winning the Champions League three times, and represents a safe pair of hands as first choice for PSG in their quest for European glory.He has joined PSG on a four-year deal and while no fee has been confirmed the Spanish press say it was 15 million euros ($16.5 million).Navas was voted best ‘keeper in the Champions League in 2018, when he also won UEFA’s goalkeeper of the year award.In their bid for European glory PSG have tried several goalkeepers in recent seasons with German Kevin Trapp and Italians Salvatore Sirigu and Gianluigi Buffon, at 40, all falling short.Navas told the PSG website he was relishing the challenge as gatekeeper for PSG’s European quest.“I come here today with great emotion,” said the 86 times capped Navas voted second best stopper at the 2014 World Cup behind German Manuel Neuer.“After my Spanish experience, I arrive in France with big ambitions. Paris Saint-Germain is a prestigious club in Latin America and I’m delighted to join a club with such ambitions,” he said.The 26-year-old Areola joins Madrid on loan with a purchase option and will likely be backup to Belgian stopper Thibaut Courtois.last_img read more