Ibarrondo eyes Liebherr boom system

first_imgThe SL20F2 boom is based on the Liebherr SX system, with boom extensions measuring 3.5 m wide. According to Liebherr, only one additional component is required for the extension from the SX system to the SL20F2.At a hook height of 113 m, the boom system has a lifting capacity of 140 tonnes. Liebherr says this makes it ideal for the erection of wind turbines with towers measuring up to 100 m in height.A 400-tonne capacity head for hoisting heavy loads can also be installed on the system instead of the lattice fly jib.Mikel Ibarrondo, managing director of the group, said the company decided on the mobile crane version, rather than the LG 1750 crawler crane, as a result of its better mobility and slightly higher lifting capacity.According to Ibarrondo, the crane will be used for the construction of wind farms. It will also be utilised for industrial applications as well as for heavy lifting operations at chemical plants and other construction projects.www.grupoibarrondo.comwww.liebherr.comlast_img read more

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Judge condemns ‘very confused’ evidence as multi-million fraud claim dismissed

first_imgA High Court judge has criticised as ‘expensive, elaborate and unmeritorious’ a claim alleging multi-million-pound fraud in a case in which the credibility of witnesses was also called into question.Mr Justice Knowles said the trial in Simetra Global Assets Limited and another v Ikon Finance Limited and others presented a ‘very confused and incomplete picture’ with ‘wholly unconvincing’ evidence.The dispute was brought by two investment funds against trading outfit Ikon Finance. It centred on ‘demo’ account balances in relation to foreign exchange trading activities on platforms made available by Ikon. Demo accounts, offered by trading platforms, are funded with fake money to help prospective customers experiment before deciding whether to set up a real account.Simetra and Richcroft, both based in the British Virgin Islands, claimed they understood that the demonstrations represented real money and that Ikon was liable for dishonest assistance in breaches of duty and trust, deceit and unlawful means conspiracy. They originally claimed over $370m (£283m) in damages but this subsequently reduced to $202m.In judgment, Knowles dismissed the claims and said the trial ‘has appeared to me little more than an elaborate and expensive, unmeritorious and now unsuccessful’ attempt to throw [the claimants’] responsibility onto the shoulders of the defendants.  Knowles described evidence from one of the directors, named as Mr Litinas, as ‘wholly unconvincing throughout’. Another witness, named as Ms Kitromilidou, who was described as holding ‘an administrative role’ with the claimants, gave ‘opportunistic evidence’, Knowles said.Brian Perrott, litigation partner at international firm HFW, which represented Ikon, said: ‘In my entire career as a litigator, I don’t think I have ever read such a definitive judgment.’A spokesperson for Ikon said: ’We have always maintained the claims brought against the company were without merit and groundless and we are pleased that this view has been reflected by the High Court judgment.’International firm DLA Piper, representing Simetra, confirmed it intends to appeal.HFW acted for several Ikon Group entities. The firm instructed Paul McGrath QC and James Sheehan of Essex Court Chambers. Simetra and Richcroft were represented by international firm DLA Piper which instructed Clive Freedman QC, Josephine Higgs and Philip Aspin of 7 King’s Bench Walk.last_img read more

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Dumfries & Galloway United by the Power of Purple – Cancer Research UK

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThis week sees Relayers across Dumfries & Galloway raising awareness and vital funds for Cancer Research UK by painting their towns purple. Businesses and homes in Newton Stewart and Wigtown have turned their windows purple in support of the campaign which aims to promote the 24-hour fundraising event taking place at Bladnoch Park, Wigtown on 1-2 July 2017.More than 100 businesses have pledged their support, turning their windows purple with balloons, flags, posters and purple products for sale to help raise awareness. Thursday 24 March celebrates 100 days until Relay For Life here in Dumfries and Galloway and will see team members and supporters dressed in their Relay t-shirts, hoodies or purple to recognise the occasion.Local schools have also pledged their support with pupils at several schools in Newton Stewart sporting their t-shirts this Thursday.Everyone’s welcome to take part and pop on a pinch of purple to support the cause, whether you’re at home, work or away.  On the same day, the Relay committee are hosting the Big Breakfast in Wigtown’s County Buildings and welcoming everyone to join them for the most important meal of the day between 8am-10am.On Saturday 25 March you can dash down to Wigtown Square where a Mini Relay takes place from 11am – 1pm. Come along and chat to participants, register to take part in July’s Relay, or just lend your support to promoting the event by walking a lap with us.Street collections take place in Newton Stewart and Wigtown on Saturday – remember no donation is too big or too small and every penny makes a difference so please do say hello to our volunteer collectors and ask for more information about Relay For Life.  There are lots of fundraising events coming up over the next 100 days so please follow us on Facebook HERE.So far 20 teams and more than 250 individuals have signed up to the overnight challenge which welcomes men, women and children to walk in relay-style around the track for 24 hours.  It greets cancer survivors and caregivers as guests of honour, to open the event by leading the first lap which is followed by a VIP survivor reception.A cancer survivor is anyone who has ever received a cancer diagnosis, irrespective of the stage in their journey, from the day of diagnosis, living with or beyond cancer.Survivors give us hope and inspiration, reminding participants and supporters that we are there to make a difference and to create a world with more birthdays, more days with loved ones, and more happy memories to last a lifetime.Everyone’s welcome at Relay For Life – please consider taking part and raising vital funds for the lifesaving work of Cancer Research UK.For more information about Cancer Research UK, please visit www.cruk.orglast_img read more

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JA Dominica recognizes ‘outstanding partners’

first_img Tweet 126 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Marketing and Development Officer of The Millenia Group Inc, Kermecia Matthew-Harris accepting the certificate on behalf of Sorell Consulting from Jules PascalTwelve business firms, eight volunteers and seven media organizations in Dominica have been recognized by Junior Achievement Dominica for ‘outstanding partnership’.The organizations, volunteers and media houses were presented with certificates of appreciation on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD) conference room in Roseau.“The recognition is really for your outstanding partnership with Junior Achievement Dominica in cultivating the environment and fostering entrepreneurial development, economic education and highlighting and enabling Dominican youth to showcase their success and achievements,” executive director of JA Dominica, Natasha Labad said in commendation of the twelve businesses.Arthur Rene of COURTS Dominica accepting the certificateThey are the Dominica Manufacturers Association, LIME Dominica, Courts Dominica, Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica Electricity Company Limited (DOMLEC), Dominica Water & Sewerage Company (DOWASCO), National Development Foundation of Dominica (NDFD), Jays Bookstore, Sorrell Consulting, National Cooperative Credit Union of Dominica, Dominica Government through the Ministry of Trade and the United States Agency for National Development. Public relations officer of JA Dominica the former chief youth officer, Jules Pascal noted that JA embraces the concept of partnership because in development there must be partnership.“We cherish those partners because without your involvement, JA would not mean anything to the young people, neither anyone at all involved in the process”.In commending these twelve businesses, Pascal called on other companies to partner with them, “to not only make this a dream come true but a reality in this country of ours”. Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Manufacturers Association Severin McKenzie accepting the certificateAdditionally, five business teachers at various secondary schools on island were among eight volunteers recognized by JA Dominica.Aretha Francis and Kathleen Cornelius of the Dominica Grammar School, Roselyn Matthew of the Portsmouth Secondary School, Marcia Dublin of the Dominica Community High School and Alison Alfred of the St Martin’s Secondary School were recognized along with Meeka Ettiene an intern who is currently out of state on an internship program, Dinah Pendenque of the Dominica State College student and Gloria Joseph who worked with the Invest Dominica Authority and is now the coordinator of the Dominica Employment Program.“The Junior Achievement volunteers go out to schools, they assist with the actual delivery of the curriculum and they are the ones that are part of the teaching, inspiring, mentoring, motivating and some of them, driving our students forward, Mrs Labad explained.Customer Service Officer of DOMLEC, Desmond Kelshall accepting the certificateShe said while teachers are responsible for teaching students to learn, JA volunteers teach students “to achieve”.Moreover, DA Vibes Inc, Dominica News Online, DBS Radio, Q95FM, Kairi FM, Marpin 2K4 Limited and SAT Telecoms were recognized for “outstanding partnership with Junior Achievement Dominica in cultivating the environment that fosters entrepreneurial development”. “I think one of the ways that Junior Achievement has been able to really talk about the importance of entrepreneurship and education is because of the work of our media partners and some of you have excelled, but none quite as these,” Mrs Labad noted. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share LocalNews JA Dominica recognizes ‘outstanding partners’ by: – January 29, 2014 Sharelast_img read more

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Nokia Begins Key Tests on 4.5 GHz Band with DOCOMO to Develop 5G Ecosystem in Japan

first_imgNokia has been working with NTT DOCOMO in Japan to develop a 5G ecosystem. The collaboration – which uses the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform – will commence with the key interoperability testing of multi-vendor technology using the 4.5 GHz frequency band.5G will deliver high speeds and low latency in support of a new generation of broadband applications, meeting new requirements for connecting people and devices, especially in megacities such as Tokyo. Nokia will conduct trials of 5G technology with DOCOMO in the Tokyo metropolitan area throughout 2017, with particular focus on busy tourist, shopping and business locations as well as at key public events hosted by the operator.The tests will use the Nokia 5G FIRST solution, incorporating the Nokia AirScale base station transmitting over a 5G radio interface to the Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform. The companies will test end-to-end applications over the air between the base station and the device on the 4.5GHz frequency band, which is one of the candidate bands for 5G in Japan. The Nokia 5G FIRST solution is based on early-adopters radio specifications that define a common interface to allow equipment from multiple vendors to connect over a 5G radio network.Nokia is working with industry leaders around the globe to deliver a 5G infrastructure that will meet the massive broadband needs of a variety of industries and applications. This trial is an important milestone for the development of 5G in Japan, which will be one of the first countries in the world to adopt the technology. Furthermore, the initiative is an important step forward in the collaboration of Nokia with NTT DOCOMO, as well as other key technology partners, as they develop a technology that will meet the ever-growing demands of huge numbers of people living in megacities.A demonstration of the end-to-end tests supporting low-latency 4K video streaming and other 5G applications will be given at the Nokia booth at 5G Tokyo Bay Summit 2017.About the technology Nokia AirScale Active Antenna using Massive MIMO technology with digital beamforming to provide enhanced cell range, maximized performance at the cell edge and increased spectral efficiency Nokia 5G FIRST using early-adopters radio specifications to support multi-vendor end user devices over the 5G radio interface and incorporating the Nokia AirScale base station and Nokia AirFrame data center technology Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform end-user device based on early-adopters specifications to support over the air connectivity to the Nokia AirScale base station.last_img read more

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Another capitol worker positive for COVID-19

first_imgAaron Raymundo, GSO head, said the latest case was asymptomatic and confined at a quarantine facility. He was among the close contacts of his infected brother who works at the Iloilo Fish Port Complex. The first was a 29-year-old male resident of Barangay Pali Benedicto, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. He was a utility personnel at the sixth floor of the capitol. The job hire employee – a 28-year-old male resident of Molo, Iloilo City – was a utility personnel at the ground floor of the capitol. The GSO employee is the second provincial capitol worker to test positive for COVID-19. He also disclosed that the employee last reported to their office on Aug. 5.  “Wala man sang madamo nga exposure sa capitol employees ang job hire bangod nga temporaryo man nga ginsirado ang capitol last Aug. 3 and 4 for disinfection,” Raymundo said. “Connected ni sia sa fish port [nga case] kay may utod sia nga naga-obra didto kag nagpositibo,” Raymundo told Panay News, saying the job hire’s test result was released on Sunday, Aug. 9. ILOILO – Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-10) has infected another worker of the General Service Office at the Iloilo provincial capitol. This prompted Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. to order a two-day shutdown of the capitol to allow thorough disinfection./PNlast_img read more

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UWF Sweeps Emory Diving Invitational, Qualifies 2 More For NCAA Meet

first_imgATLANTA – Led by All-Americans Monica Amaral and Josie McKee, a group of four UWF divers made a big splash in capturing a number of accolades at the Emory Diving Invitational at the Madeline Jude Brown Aquatic Center. Amaral continued her drive to improve each meet as the season progresses, capturing the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions in both the 6-dive rotation and the 11-dive performance. The junior scored 484.15 to secure the low board and 488.05 on the high board.               McKee was also strong on Saturday, winning silver in the 3-meter and bronze in the 1-meter. Her 40.95 on the 1-meter was enough to qualify for the national diving qualifier at the NCAA Championships in February. Marissa Constantakos also joined McKee in surpassing the NCAA qualifying score, posting a 390.15 on the lower springboard, in addition to a 389.80 on the 3-meter. Mariah Constantakos was equally strong in her final meets of the fall, placing fourth in the 3-meter with a 389.50 as UWF swept the top four spots on that board. She took sixth in low board with a362.05 in her 11-dive schedule. “This was our first 11-dive contest this season and I was very impressed with how well the girls put the dives together,” UWF diving coach Barbara Parker said. “They were consistent and demonstrated the skills we have been working on and it paid off.” This meet concludes the fall portion of the season for the Argo diving corps. They will rejoin the UWF swimmers right after the new year when the squad hosts the UWF Holiday Invite on Jan. 2, 2016 at the UWF Aquatic Center.  1-Meter Finals1. AMARAL, MONICA, UWF 484.152. ROSENSTOCK, MARA, EMORY 411.953. MCKEE, JOSIE, UWF 402.954. CONSTANTAKOS, MARISSA, UWF 390.155. WATSON, EMMA, EMOR 379.056. CONSTANTAKOS, MARIAH, UWF 362.057. BOTANSKY, AVERY, EMOR 331.508. BAUER, NATALIE, EMOR 314.309. SIMMS, ABBY, BSC 230.10 3-Meter Finals1. AMARAL, MONICA, UWF 488.052. MCKEE, JOSIE, UWF 415.403. CONSTANTAKOS, MARISSA, UWF 389.804. CONSTANTAKOS, MARIAH, UWF 389.505. WATSON, EMMA, EMORY 335.906. BAUER, NATALIE, EMORY 184.957. BOTANSKY, AVERY, EMORY 177.308. SIMMS, ABBY, BSC 138.45 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Probable pitching matchups for Indians-Rangers

first_img Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Ashley Bastock Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoCleveland IndiansMike Clevingertexas rangersTrevor Bauercenter_img CLEVELAND– Thursday is the final day of the 2018 MLB All-Star break, after which the Tribe kicks off the second half of their season on the road against the Texas Rangers.Coming out of the break, the Indians will start Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco and Mike Clevinger before returning home on Monday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.Here are the probable pitching matchups for their weekend series in Arlington.July 20, 8:05 p.m. (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Trevor Bauer (8-6, 2.24) vs. LHP Martin Perez (2-4, 7.67)July 21, 8:05 p.m. (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Carlos Carrasco (11-5, 4.12) vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (5-7, 4.64)July 22, 3:05 p.m. (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Mike Clevinger (7-5, 3.47) vs. (LHP Cole Hamels 5-8, 4.36)last_img read more

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KSRM’s Top Stories of 2014: Story #7

first_imgForrest Dunbar came the closest to ousting Young since Ethan Berkowitz gained 45% in 2008. As for the Kenai Peninsula legislators, Senator Peter Micciche, Senator Paul Seaton, Representative Kurt Olson, and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault all kept their seats as well. Another high profile upset occurred when prior Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan ousted incumbent Mark Begich from his seat in the U.S. Senate. Alaska’s U.S. Congressman Don Young remained in his position despite a valid attempt by a young veteran. Sen. Cruz: The men and woman of Alaska will cast a ballot to retire Hairy Reed to change the path we’re on from the failed Obama economic agenda and get back to an environment where small business can prosper where jobs and opportunities and plentiful and where the federal government defends out constitutional rights rather than attacking our constitutional rights.” He even gained national popularity as the opportunity to change the U.S. Senate from Republican Senators like Ted Cruz of Texas. Walker has said, they met as competitors and now are a team. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Leading into the new year, KSRM will be recapping our top ten stories of 2014: exploring the issues that had the deepest impact on our community. At first, many attributed Sullivan’s popularity to confusion with the Anchorage Mayor who was running as Gov. Parnell’s Lt. Governor, but soon the battle between Begich and Sullivan for the U.S. Senate set him apart. Dunbar: “Overall I feel very positively, I feel like we ran a good campaign, I was honored to get the chance to go all over Alaska and meet the people and see the things I got to see and the result, while it wasn’t victorious, I thought it was still very positive considering how much we were outspent.” After the election, Dunbar conceded to Young after garnering 40% of Alaska’s vote. Although known as the “land of the incumbent”, Alaskans chose the uncommon Bill Walker/Byron Mallot unity ticket for governor over incumbent Sean Parnell. The 2014 general elections saw two major incumbents upset in large scale races.last_img read more

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New politico Tani faces challenge

first_imgAfter successfully winning a seat in the July 11 House of Councillors election, two-time Olympic gold medalist Ryoko Tani is now facing an uphill battle to earn back her status in the world of judo.All Japan Judo Federation official Kazuo Yoshimura urged Tani on Saturday to win the Kodokan Cup national weight-class championships in November as a precondition for her to be even considered for the 2012 London Olympics. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Tani has stressed her determination to remain active in judo, while serving her six-year term as a lawmaker. The mother of two has not returned to competition since winning bronze in the 48-kg class at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.“Tani must first win the Kodokan Cup,” Yoshimura said. “To qualify for the London Olympics, she must also win at the world championships next year. She really needs to pull herself together and be focused.” last_img read more

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