Panalpina opens for business in Jaipur

first_img“Panalpina has a very ambitious growth strategy for India and we plan to expand our services by listening to our customers. In our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey 2011, Jaipur was nominated by a majority of our customers as a preferred location where they wanted Panalpina to have its own office. The newly opened branch in north India is one of many more to come”, says Rene Wernli, managing director, Panalpina India.The Jaipur branch has been opened to meet increased customer demands and to strengthen Panalpina’s position in India. The city is being developed as a multi-product Special Economic Zone (SEZ) .last_img read more

Terex trio for Bothar

first_imgBothar Boring & Tunneling has been operating in the Middle East since 2010, and after being awarded microtunneling contracts in Qatar decided to add additional units to its current fleet of 15 cranes.In the company’s line of work, the compact size and asymmetric outrigger positioning is vital for working in tight areas, says Terex.Meanwhile, Bahrain-based Modern Mechanical, Electrical and Transporting (MMET) has added to its existing fleet of 15 Terex and Demag cranes with the order of one Demag AC 60-3, two Demag AC 100-4Ls, one Demag AC 160-5, one Demag AC 220-5 and one Terex AC 40/2L.Terex plans to deliver the six cranes in the coming months.www.terex.comwww.demagcranes.comwww.botharboring.comwww.mmetc.comlast_img read more

Crown succession approach out of kilter

first_imgGovernments are often accused of legislating in haste and repenting at leisure. One such example is the Succession to the Crown Bill, backed by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and to be debated in the Commons next week. The bill itself is deceptively simple. Clause 1 says that the gender of a person born after 28 October 2011 does not give that person any precedence in succeeding to the Crown. In practice, that means that if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a daughter this year, that daughter would take precedence over any son born subsequently. Clause 2 of the bill removes the disqualification from succession to the Crown of those who marry or who have already married Roman Catholics. There will be no change to the provision in the Bill of Rights 1688 that excludes anyone who ‘shall professe the Popish Religion’ from the monarchy itself. The third clause limits the requirement for all descendants of George II to obtain the monarch’s permission before marriage. It will apply only to the first six in line of succession. Why specify 28 October 2011? That was when the Commonwealth heads of government agreed to introduce the reforms in clauses 1 and 2 (only). They also agreed that the UK would be the first to legislate among the 16 countries of which the Queen is head of state. These ‘Commonwealth realms’, as they are called, include Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as some smaller countries and a few tiny specks in the ocean. But there is no urgency about this at all. The legislation is retrospective and its effect will be the same whether it is passed before or after the expected birth of the Queen’s great-grandchild. Despite that, the government has decided to ‘fast-track’ the UK legislation. Unlike normal fast-track bills, though, this legislation is intended to be final. Why the rush? The government’s reasons, set out in explanatory notes to the bill, are utterly unconvincing. The first is that ‘it is incumbent on the UK to act quickly to introduce legislation which accords with what has been agreed’ by Commonwealth governments. The second is that ‘following the recent announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant, the government believes that there is a general consensus that the law should be changed as soon as possible’. The hollowness of these arguments is exposed by the government’s decision that the legislation, once passed, will not be brought into effect until all the other Commonwealth countries have changed their own laws. That could take years. Fortunately, the Prince of Wales has reminded us about the law of unintended consequences. What if his unborn grandchild were to marry a Catholic? And if that couple chose to bring up their children as Catholics? That would bar them from the throne. Is that what we would want? And what would happen to the Duchy of Cornwall, which dates back to 1337? Would that have to be recreated so that it could descend through the female line? If so, why not do the same for all peerages? These questions are not unanswerable but they do require more thought. By contrast, the prime minister knew exactly what he thought about Sir Brian Leveson’s recommendation that an improved system of independent press regulation should have statutory underpinning. ‘I am not convinced at this stage that statute is necessary to achieve Lord Justice Leveson’s objectives,’ David Cameron told MPs on the day Leveson’s report was published. ‘No matter how simple the intention of the new law, the legislation required to underpin the regulatory body would be more complicated.’ Complicated, perhaps, but too complicated? That was the implication that victims of press abuses set out to challenge. The Hacked Off campaign went to the trouble of publishing a draft bill of 12 clauses, just to show how easily it could be drafted. Nobody but the prime minister must have been surprised. The bill’s main purpose would be to create a recognition commission, whose role would be to approve a ‘recognised regulator’ for the media. Complicated provisions would ensure that the commission’s members were as far removed as possible from government. Unless you take the view that the government should decide whether the media regulator is sufficiently independent or the media should continue to regulate itself without any outside supervision, it seems hard to avoid a structure such as this. This bill would also give regulated publishers advantages in costs and damages. Again, it is difficult to see how this could be achieved without legislation. In an ideal world, the media would move from an unsatisfactory system of self-regulation to one that meets the legitimate concerns of its critics. That might still happen. If it does not, the government should repent in haste and legislate at leisure.last_img read more

Madrid – Barcelona at 310 km/h with ETCS Level 2

first_imgSPAIN: The journey times of four high speed services between Madrid and Barcelona are to be cut to 2 h 30 min from October 24, following the commissioning of ETCS Level 2 signalling between Madrid and Lleida.Commissioning between Lleida and Barcelona is scheduled for December, when more services will be cleared to run at up to 310 km/h where the infrastructure allows this. From October 24 the 07.00 departure from Madrid Atocha will arrive at Barcelona Sants at 09.30, 13 min earlier than at present. The 06.30 service from Barcelona will arrive in Madrid at 09.00. Evening depatures comprise a 17.00 service from Madrid arriving in Barcelona at 19.30, and a 17.30 Barcelona – Madrid service arriving at 20.00. According to the Ministry of Development, at 1 491 km Spain has more routes equipped with ETCS than any other country in Europe.last_img read more

Simple and safe recording of status data

first_imgMONITORING: Electronics supplier ELTEC has expanded its range with CyBox I/O interface boards for onboard networks, including the collection of operating data for condition-based monitoring.The MVB I/O modules are available as stand-alone components or integrated in the ELTEC gateway server; they have been are certified for railway use according to EN 50155.The modules are designed for non-reactive operation in read-only mode, with any intervention in the controller prevented by blocking writing to the bus in the hardware. This ensures that control processes, bus signals or writing operations are not influenced by the data collection function.The devices offer a small form factor and the fast, simple implementation. They are available in two versions, for ESD+ (electrical short distance) with opto-decoupling for applications up to 20 m and electrical medium distance with inductive coupling for up to 200 m.last_img read more

Jason Aldean announces new album 9 due for release in November

first_imgJason Aldean will release his new studio album 9 on 22nd November 2019 via Broken Bow Records/BMG.To mark the announcement, Aldean has released four songs off the album; Blame It On You sways with a half-drunk realisation that we make our own problems, I Don’t Drink Anymore serves a 100-proof hook, Keep It Small Town reminds that well-lived lives don’t have to be complicated, and the album’s fiery lead radio single We Back rounds out the first-released songs. All of the tracks are out now to stream/download worldwide.“Early on I always thought if we ever got to make nine albums, I’m going to call it 9. It was my baseball number growing up, and it’s just kind of always been my lucky number,” explains Aldean. “I remember cutting the first album and thinking ‘that’s forever away,’ and now here we are. I don’t know, it’s really special we made it this far – so, it’s more for me than anybody else – but, it means a lot.”The album’s first single is We Back, one of the songs available to download and stream now.“When I came into country music and made my mark, it was with a banger,” Aldean adds. “But we haven’t put out a lot of that stuff over the last couple years. So we got this song and to me it just says what it says: ‘Thought we were gone, but you’re wrong – now it’s on.’”Aldean is a three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year with 23 number ones under his belt. He’s sold more than 18 million albums and amassed more than 14.4 billion streams.His 2019 Right All Night Tour will wrap at the Texas’ Rangers Globe Life Park stadium on 11th October before returning to Las Vegas, 6th to 8th December for Jason Aldean: Ride All Night Vegas at Park MGM.last_img read more

Ross University funds new kitchen for Savanne Paille Primary School

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimaryTertiary Ross University funds new kitchen for Savanne Paille Primary School by: By: Dionne Durand – May 31, 2016 224 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share By: Dionne DurandRoseau, Dominica – May 31, 2016…The Savanne Paille Primary School on Monday opened a new kitchen and dining area funded by the Ross University School of Medicine.Ross University provided sixty-eight thousand, five hundred and eighty-nine dollars ($ 68, 589) for the construction and a further two thousand, eight hundred and eighty-five ($ 2, 885) for electrification of the facility.The school’s Parent Teachers Association (PTA), led by Janet Victor, spearheaded the project.Dr. Stanley White, Senior Associate Dean at Ross University, said the construction of the new kitchen and dining area was the latest example of the special partnership the University has had with Dominica over the past 38 years.“We have developed over those years an active outreach programme and have a proud record of donations to a wide variety of organizations across the island including schools, dance, theatre and other cultural and community groups, just to name a few.“We attach great importance to being an active and responsible corporate citizen. And as an academic community, we always endeavor to do well by doing good in the community,” he stated.Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Hon. Petter Saint-Jean commended the spirit of community and cooperation displayed by the school’s PTA members and staff.“This speaks to the community involvement that is necessary if we are to improve our schools and create safe and conducive learning environments for our children,” Saint Jean noted.“I commend Ross University and Devry for responding to the call from the school in quick time. Thank you very much for partnering with us, the Ministry and the Government, to ensure that the future of our children, of Savanne Paille, is taken care of,” he added.Parliamentary Representative for the Cottage Constituency, Hon. Reginald Austrie also addressed the opening ceremony. He encouraged the school to make use of the facility to promote healthy lifestyles among students.The project also received support from Portsmouth based businesses M&R Trading and Rudolph Thomas Enterprises. Photographs compliments Dionne Durand – / 29 Tweetlast_img read more

Give blood during June 3 drive in Farmington Hills

first_imgThe American Red Cross will hold a June 3 blood drive in Farmington Hills, with additional measures taken to ensure safety and infection control.Donors are welcome from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road. To make an appointment, register at redcrossblood.org with the sponsor code “costickcenter”.In addition to standard precautions, Red Cross staff will take these additional measures during the drive:Temperatures will be checked for all staff, volunteers, and donors before entering the blood drive.Any staff, volunteer, or donor with a temperature greater than 99.5°F will not be able to donate or work at the blood drive.Staff and volunteers will wear gloves throughout the entire blood drive, changing gloves often.All staff, volunteers, and donors will be required to wear face masks or coverings at the blood drive in alignment with CDC public guidelines.Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in, health history, and refreshment areas.Blood donors will be asked to use hand sanitizer before and during the donation process.Donor beds will be sanitized between every donor.Common surfaces at the blood drive will be routinely disinfected.The set up will allow for six feet distance between donor areas.Only blood donors will be permitted at blood drives.After check-in, donors will be asked to wait in a designated area (or their car).Donors may be asked for a phone number to get notified when it’s their turn.Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years of age or older. If a parent is present to fill out a permission form on the day of the blood drive, 16-year-olds will be allowed to donate blood. For more information, call 1-800-448-3543 or visit redcrossblood.org. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Waveguide Straights from 5.85 to 110 GHz in Sizes from WR-10 to WR-137

first_imgPasternack has released a new series of straight waveguide sections in sizes ranging from WR-10 to WR-137. These waveguides are ideal for use in applications such as instrumentation, test benches, high-efficiency RF/Microwave transmission, SATCOM, MILCOM, radar, telecom networks, aerospace, defence, industrial, test and instrumentation, and medical industries.Pasternack’s new line of straight waveguide sections consists of 62 models that operate in the frequency range of 5.85 GHz to 110 GHz and in 13 waveguide bands from C to W band. They also deliver VSWR as low as 1.03:1. These waveguide straights are available in section lengths from 3 inches to 12 inches and are made of either painted copper alloy or gold-plated, oxygen-free hard copper (OFHC) and feature UG, CPR, and UBR-style flanges.The straight waveguide sections are in-stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity. Click here to view the Waveguide Straights from Pasternack.last_img read more

Tarpon Throwers Aiming for District

first_img RelatedTarpon throwers aiming for DistrictBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS One meet at a time is the strategy for the Port Isabel Tarpons track and field team, but always in their heads for Tarpon athletes is the thought of the District 32-4A meet at Rio Grande City next month. Port Isabel throwers Ian…March 24, 2017In “News”Throwers Mock, Torres Ready for StateBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High throwers Trey Mock and Ian Torres are as ready as they will ever be for this weekend’s UIL State Track and Field Meet.  Mock is competing in the discus competition and Torres in the shot put.  Both athletes are seniors…May 12, 2017In “News”Throwers Mock, Torres Compete at AreaBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High track and field athletes Trey Mock and Ian Torres both competed in throwing events at this week’s UIL Area Track and Field Meet at La Feria.  The one-day meet was held this Thursday (April 20) and final results were not…April 21, 2017In “News” By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSFour Port Isabel High track and field men are working on their throwing skills and aiming for next month’s District 32-4A meet.Trey Mock, Raul Villarreal, Nick Marquez, and Ian Torres are all working out with objects known as discuses and shots in practice and competitive meets.  The object, of course, is to throw these objects as far as possible and, by placing among the top six throwers at a given meet, score points for their team.“Every thrower has a different style,” P.I. throwing coach Al Sentento told the Press Tuesday.  “We work with different things and (try to find) whatever works best for him.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more