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MacArtney has opened a dedicated slip ring service facility in Singapore.Operating out of a new and purpose designed in-house workshop equipped with the latest tools and equipment, the new service facility is capable of performing complete refurbishment, repair and maintenance of all standard Moog Focal slip ring models.Trained technicians and state of the art equipmentAll jobs at the MacArtney Singapore slip ring service facility are executed by fully trained and experienced technicians supported by the latest technology, including inductive soldering machinery and advanced test equipment. Whether performing basic slip ring maintenance or a complete system overhaul, MacArtney technicians work to ensure that official manufacturer procedures and instructions are meticulously followed.One stop slip ring service for the Asia Pacific regionDuring its mere few weeks in operation, the MacArtney Singapore slip ring service facility has experienced a terrific amount of interest in the services offered, and numerous orders for complete slip ring refurbishment are already being processed.While these initial orders originate from Singapore based Moog Focal slip ring users within subsea, survey, ROV and seismic sectors, the new facility is expected to serve as a one stop slip ring service hub for the entire Asia Pacific region. “This way, the new facility will provide local and regional slip ring users with short lead time system service without the constraints of time zone differences and complex logistics – and at the end of the day, this will mean less system downtime” says MacArtney Singapore managing Director, Steen Frejo, and continues: “We have high expectations for the new facility which we will continuously expand alongside our Asia Pacific operations in general.”Global slip ring expertiseWhile the new MacArtney slip ring service facility is certainly among the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, MacArtney holds extensive experience, expertise and a profound track record as a Moog Focal slip ring service provider with dedicated workshops already in place at MacArtney Group operations in Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom, USA, France and the Netherlands.Press Release, August 13, 2014
The Environment Agency is continuing work on the Badsey Brook flood risk management scheme that will reduce flood risk to properties along the Badsey and Bunches Brook in Broadway, Childswickham and Murcot and Aldington to the River Avon.As a condition of the planning application, detailed archaeological investigations, part funded by Worcestershire County Council, are being carried out, reports the EA.This involves excavation work and will reduce the risk of delays during construction. These ground works are almost complete.Specialist contractors will also be on site during the early part of 2017 carrying out tree clearance in preparation for the main flood scheme works.The scheme will include the construction of a flood storage area which will be able to hold up to 135,000 cubic meters of water upstream of Cheltenham Road in Broadway. Earth embankments and a control structure will also be constructed to limit the amount of water flowing down the brook during periods of high rainfall.Construction work on the scheme is due to start in summer 2017 and expected to be complete by the end of 2017.[mappress mapid=”23688″]
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The Law Society has formally called for the release of Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes after defending women protesting against Iran’s headscarf laws. In a joint letter with pressure group Lawyers for Lawyers, the Society reminds Iranian government and judicial leaders of the United Nations Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers, which state that lawyers must be able to perform their professional functions without ‘intimidation, hindrance, harassment or improper interference’. Nasrin SotoudehIt respectfully urges the relevant authorities to: ‘Immediately and unconditionally release Ms. Sotoudeh, withdraw all charges against her, vacate any convictions and sentences imposed on her, and put an end to all acts of harassment against her.’It concludes ‘We will continue to monitor the situation of Ms Sotoudeh, as well as the situation of other lawyers and human rights defenders in Iran.’France’s legal profession is also campaigning for Sotoudeh’s release, with five bar associations granting her honourary membership. A poster reading ‘Free Nasrin Sotoudeh’ has been displayed across four storeys of the facade of the Conseil National des Barreaux headquarters in Paris.
SAUDI ARABIA: A demonstration service on the 450 km Haramain High Speed Rail line between Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah is planned by the end of the year. There would be two trips in each direction for invited guests on Fridays and Saturdays.With the planned opening date of March 15 2018 now less than four months away, the testing programme has been stepped up. After an initial trial over the 75 km section between Jeddah and Makkah on October 17, a further test trip was made on November 20. On board for the October run were SRO President Dr Rumaih Al-Rumaih and CEO Dr Bashar Al Malik, along with senior executives from the Al Shoula consortium which has the €6·7bn contract for railway systems and equipment. Sufficient progress had been made by November 20 for the Governor of Makkah province Khaled Al-Faisal and Minister of Transport Nabeel Al-Amoudi, who was appointed in early October, to participate in the run.Testing over the section between Jeddah and Makkah followed earlier trials between Jeddah and Madinah, where one of the Talgo trainsets had attained a speed of 300 km/h on July 25. The train commenced its 370 km run at Jeddah and halted at King Abdullah Economic City to allow guests, who included Spanish Minister of Development Inigo de la Serna, to visit the line’s main control centre.Talgo is delivering 35 trainsets based on the Talgo 350 design for commercial services. A 36th trainset, a 10-car VIP formation intended for use by the royal family, is due to be delivered by the end of the year.
Here’s a look at our top stories:Although the petition for the post-humous exoneration of the right Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, did not meet the necessary signature requirements to be reviewed by US President Barack Obama, he will have a spot in the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. The museum is the first national museum fully dedicated to the African American experience. Jamaican born, Marcus Garvey was arguably one of the most prolific leaders of the early twentieth century and is famously known for his “Back to Africa” movement, and for founding the Universal Negro Improvement AssociationLauderdale Lakes City commissioners approved City Manager Kelvin Baker’s resignation, at a special meeting Friday and appointed Public Works Director Phil Alleyne as acting manager. Commissioner Gloria Lewis’ motion to accept the resignation immediately passed on a 3 to 2 vote. Baker ended his term saying that he is just not a fit for the city and will allow it to find someone who is.The International Reggae and World Music Awards (or I-Rama) was held last night at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts and included a star studded red carpet. In attendance was the Lifetime Achievement award recipient, the Cables, as well asGramps Morgan from Morgan Heritage and WAVS Radio host award recipient Mikey B. The event showcased performances from various groups from across the Caribbean including Dancehall United Nations from Jamaica, and X-Tassy from Haiti.In sports:After their victory over Cuba in the under 17 Caribbean Cup finals, the back-to-back champs, Haiti, were received at the National Palace by President Jocelerme Privert last Friday. The Head of State praised the performance of the young Haitian footballers and officials of the Haitian Football Federation.Now, here’s what’s trending:The US National Hurricane Center is tracking Category 4 Hurricane Matthew as it makes its way through the Caribbean sea. Matthew is drifting very slowly northward towards Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. U.S. Hurricane forecasters say it is too early to determine if Matthew will directly impact the U.S. and are predicting rainfall totals between 10 and 15 inches in Jamaica, with some areas in both Haiti and Jamaica getting as much as 25 inches.For today’s weather forecast:Scattered Storms in Broward County with a high of 84 and a low of 76. Rain in Miami-Dade, with a high of 84 and a low of 78. For more information and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.comRemember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. Today’s news is brought to you by The Goldson Spine and Rehabilitation Center, who reminds you, “After a car accident, Call, Goldson Spine.You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m Jahlisa H. A look at some of the top stories making the news today Wednesday, October 3rd, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, for CNW 90, I’m Suzette Speaks.Today’s news is brought to you by The Goldson Spine and Rehabilitation Center, who reminds you, “After a car accident, Call, Goldson Spine.
Tweet LocalNews Reduce plastic use for Earth Day 2018 by: – April 21, 2018 Share Sharing is caring! Share 186 Views no discussions Share A call for citizens and residents to reduce their use of plastic has been made by the Discover Dominica Authority and the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation ahead of Earth Day.Dominica will join in the global observance of Earth Day 2018 on Sunday 22 April 2018 under the theme ‘End Plastic Pollution’. Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. This is essential as the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of the planet by poisoning and injuring marine life, disrupting human hormones, littering beaches and landscapes to clogging waste streams and landfills. Landfill Manager at the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, Jeno Jacob told Vibes News that Earth Day should not be one day but every day of our lives and ensure that we maintain this pristine environment.Jacob also encouraged the separation of waste at the point of generation and called on citizens to continue observing the Corporation’s “3 R’s campaign; reduce, reuse and recycling initiative and combustion”.“So home owners and waste generators generally in Dominica must see the importance of separating cans and plastic, bottles and recyclable items from combustible items. Make sure that we place cans and bottles out for collection and the organic waste must go back into the soil, into earth to ensure that we in Dominica eat organically grown fruit and vegetables,” Jacob explained. According to Jacob, a 2002 survey revealed that 45% of waste going into the Sanitary Landfill at Fond Cole is compostable.“Thus it is important that we recognize the importance of leading this compost materiel back into Mother Earth to ensure that it is replenished, that we eat organically good foods and vegetables,” he stated.Meanwhile, the Discover Dominica Authority encourages the public to develop a Personal Plastic Reduction Plan by reducing, refusing, reusing, recycling and removing plastic in our environment.The DDA advised in a statement that this can be done by reducing consumption of plastics, refusing plastic, selecting products that are designed for multiple uses and removing plastic that is already in the environment.
Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Drones could help fight disease by: – July 12, 2018 Share Share 35 Views no discussions Share Tweet (Antigua Observer) The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) representative in Antigua and Barbuda, Paul Lucas, has offered advice to mitigate the spread and effects of the lethal yellowing disease afflicting coconut trees.In an interview on OBSERVER AM yesterday, Lucas discussed how CARDI and International Trade Centre (ITC) will be teaming up to develop the coconut industry across the Caribbean.“For the larger trees it would be difficult to go up and spray for mites and such. We have proposed the use of technology like drones. There are parts of the world where they are used to spray. It reduces the risk of persons involved in the industry. It might not be safe to climb these trees in bad weather. We are looking at more holistic ways to reduce risk,” Lucas said.He added that until drones become available, his advice would be for individuals to remove trees from the field immediately when they recognise that there is an issue with the plant so that it does affect surrounding plants.Lucas explained that these mitigation strategies are important in developing the coconut industry. He said the general public needs to first understand the potential of the coconut industry, and even though there are challenges right now, once those challenges are addressed, there is the possibility for large profits.He stated that with the right management team, the future benefits to the farmers, consumers, the nation and the region will be tremendous.One of the areas of focus for the project will be in Barbuda where 95 percent of the trees that once flourished in the 250-acre coconut tree plantation were destroyed by the passage of Hurricane Irma in September of last year. The remaining trees are said to be struggling or dying because of the extremely high concentration of salt in the ground.The four-year project is funded by the European Union as a part of the 10th European Development Fund, and it focuses on the CARIFORUM coconut-producing countries in the Caribbean.The objectives of the initiative are to improve marketing linkages, increase coconut production in the Caribbean, increase food security and reinforce the incomes of small-scale farmers in the coconut sector.