Chesterton’s ruin was only a matter of time

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RBS in multimillion fit-out of new offices

first_imgIndustry figures on the typical cost of office fit-outs for banks indicate that RBS, which is majority-owned by the taxpayer, paid Morgan Sindall, the construction group that carried out the work, between £34m and £68m for its sleek new premises.The bank, which received a £20bn government bailout, instructed all groups involved in the upgrade of the 378,000 sq ft office at Bankside 2 and 3, close to London’s South Bank, to keep its identity confidential as part of the terms of the contract. The move has been interpreted by some industry figures as a way of avoiding criticism during the banking crisis.The Timeslast_img

DCNS in Major Naval Hydrogen Technology Project

first_imgWhat if, in the near future, fishing boats replaced the diesel engine by a propulsion mode reducing both their energy bills and their polluting emissions, while contributing to the improvement of their crews’ working conditions?That is the goal of FILHyPyNE, a major naval hydrogen technology project for multi-species fishery backed by the Mission Hydrogène des Pays de la Loire, in association with DCNS.A project in 3 stagesThe stages of the project are intended to validate the technical, economic, environmental and social performance of the hydrogen-fuel cell technology in actual professional operating conditions. In this context, DCNS has committed to the coordination of the propulsion system design studies, the production of the system and its onshore qualification. The group will subsequently be involved in the installation of the system in the fishing boat demonstrator and its qualification in harbour and sea trials. The third stage, coordinated by the fishermen themselves, will consist of a tour of France’s ports to have the demonstrator validated by its future users.Project basicsThe purpose of the FILHyPyNE project is to design a multipurpose 12-metre coastal fishing boat (creelfishing boat, gillnetter, etc.) propelled by a hydrogen-fuel cell system.The project brings together a cluster of participants and partners from industry, research, education, training, economics and regional development.[mappress]DCNS, February 28, 2014last_img read more

Sketch show

first_imgYou can’t beat a good courtroom drama. So Obiter was delighted to receive a review copy of court artist Patricia Coleman’s sketches, brought together in a book with text by Evening Standard courts correspondent Paul Cheston. It includes scenes from some of Obiter’s favourite cases, from the appearance of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas in OK! v Hello and others, to property tycoon Nicholas van Hoogstraten’s trial for murder, and Obiter’s personal favourite, the Mills-McCartney divorce (pictured), in which the Beatle’s ex-wife drenched his lawyer Fiona Shackleton with the nearest jug of water. Obiter admires the way Coleman has captured the lawyer’s unruffled response. Indeed, it emerges that the artist herself is no stranger to a good drenching. As Cheston recalls in the preface: ‘I first met Patricia when she was thrown fully clothed into a swimming pool by ITN veteran Colin Baker. Coolly she climbed out of the pool and stripped off to reveal she had had the foresight to wear a swimming costume underneath. A formidable woman I thought.’ Obiter would like to be formidable too, and has just bought a new one-piece – the only trouble is, invitations to that sort of poolside party don’t seem to be getting through. Court Scenes is published by Wildy, Simmonds & Hill. A full review is published on the Gazette’s new online book review page.last_img read more

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics adds new ro-ro connections for South America’s West Coast

first_imgAccording to John Felitto, executive vice president, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Region Americas, South America’s economy attracts a variety of ro-ro cargo, from vehicles to agricultural, construction, mining and factory equipment giving forwarders, shippers and OEMS additional options.This new service will directly connect cargo from WWL’s US East Coast ports (Baltimore and Savannah) with Ecuador and Peru.last_img

Grateful for gift of life after scary Covid-19 encounter

first_imgBonteheuwel Walking Ladies founder Soraya Salie and her family had a scary encounter with Covid-19. The Salie family of Bonteheuwel are slowly making their way to a full recovery after a scary encounter with Covid-19.Soraya Salie, the founder of the Bonteheuwel Walking Ladies, spent three weeks in hospital and her husband, Farouk, was also hospitalised. Their son, Nabiel, also tested positive for Covid-19 and had to have an emergency operation to have his appendix removed.During their time in hospital, the Salie couple could not celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary, Ms Salie’s 60th birthday and Mr Salie’s birthday.“Covid-19 put much strain on our family and it was a great challenge facing death, but we serve a mighty, powerful, merciful, compassionate Creator. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for keeping us in prayer,” Ms Salie saidShe was discharged on Tuesday July 21, and Mr Salie was discharged on Saturday July 25.Ms Salie said she had been in denial when she experienced the initial symptoms in the last week of June. “My husband also showed signs of flu and insisted we go to the doctor. I was still stubborn and ignorant, but it was actually the fear of what the doctor was going to say. I also couldn’t eat, lost my appetite, smell and taste. I lied to the doctor about losing my sense of smell and taste because I was scared. He referred us to have a test done. I did not want to go for the test, but my husband once again insisted. On our way home from the testing site, my breathing became challenging.” Ms Salie was admitted to Vincent Pallotti Hospital on the same day.After a few days in hospital, Ms Salie saw her husband being wheeled in on a hospital bed. Not long after, she saw through a small opening how medical personnel wheeled a body away.“The nurse closed my curtains, but I couldn’t sleep. There was a small opening, and after a while two ‘astronaut-looking’ people pushed a bed with a body in a white plastic bag past me. I cried my heart out, making dua (praying) for contentment as I thought that was my husband. He too, thought that I had passed on,” Ms Salie said.She said the experience had reminded her that people needed each other, and it had made her even more grateful for the “precious gift of life”, the value of oxygen, the importance of all her organs, her senses, being able to move, and her limbs.“We just want to express gratitude from the bottom of our hearts to Dr Shafic Jacobs from Bonteheuwel and all the doctors, nurses, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and staff at Vincent Pallotti Hospital for the empathy they have showed towards us and for giving us the best of care and treatment. We also salute all the other front-line workers,” Ms Salie said.last_img read more

New terror measure in justice act

first_imgTerrorists and child rapists will no longer be released automatically half-way through their sentence under measures in the Criminal Justice and Courts Act, which received royal assent last week, lord chancellor Chris Grayling announced.last_img

Letran posts 2nd straight win in PBA D-League

first_imgBut the Knights responded by opening the fourth quarter with 10-0 scoring run to restore order, 70-54, with 7:52 on the clock. They would go on to lead by as many as 26 in the final seconds.Caranguian was the lone double-digit scorer with 15 points, while Michole Sorela and Rogermar Menor contributed nine markers apiece for the McDavid, which has now lost its third straight outing.St. Clare College-Virtual Reality gained a share of the top spot in the Aspirants Group after surviving Batangas-EAC Generals, 80-73. Junjie Hallare powered St. Clare with 18 points and 15 rebounds./PN Petron-Letran Knights’ Alvin Pasaol droves for a layup even with a defender in front of him. PBA PHOTO MANILA – Petron-Letran Knights showed its poise on their way to an 89-64 domination over McDavid in the 2019 PBA Developmental League on Monday at the Paco Arena in Manila.Jeo Ambohot top-scored with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Jerrick Balanza made 12 points, four assists, and two steals for the Knights, which hiked its win-loss card to 2-1.“Actually it’s a good win for a young team against a veteran team,” said Knights head coach Bonnie Tan. “Again, we’re here to learn and to get experience sa mga ganitong laro.”The Knights failed to hang on to a 17-point lead it built late in the second quarter following a strong third quarter run by the McDavid behind Dahrrell Caranguian to cut the deficit to 54-58.last_img read more

Jelang Olimpiade 2020, Toyota Rilis Bus “SORA” Yang Super Ramah Lingkungan

first_imgTak hanya itu, pada bus ini juga akan terpasang baterai nikel-metal hibrida (NiMH) yang relatif kecil, kemudian juga ada 10 tangki hidrogen dengan kapasitas total 600 liter. Selain powertrain sebagai penggerak, bus dengan sel Sora ini juga mampu mengeluarkan tenaga saat keadaan darurat atau bencana dengan menawarkan output maksimum 9 kW dengan total pasokan 235 kW saat bahan bakar penuh.Toyota Sora (Toyota)Bus sel Sora ini dirancang dan mampu menampung penumpang sebanyak 79 orang dengan 22 bangku, satu supir dan sisa penumpangnya berdiri. Panjang bus ini 10,525 meter, lebar 2,49 meter dan tinggi 3,34 meter. Desain interiornya juga dibuat untuk memudahkan semua penumpang dan ramah untuk penyandang disabilitas.Hal ini dikarenakan ada ada tempat duduk yang bisa di lipat pada bus Sora yang bisa memuat kereta bayi ataupun kursi roda. Untuk sokongan teknologinya, Toyota Sora dilengkapi pemantauan perferal, kontrol percepatan, kontrol pintu otomatis dan komunikasi kendaraan ke control station.Baca juga: Peduli Lingkungan dan Manfaatkan Energi Terbarukan, Bandara Oslo Jadi Yang “Terhijau” di DuniaPemantauan periferal menggunakan delapan kamera yang ada di dalam dan diluar bus. Fungsi kamera digunakan untuk mendeteksi pejalan kaki, sepeda dan rintangan lainnya untuk mengingatkan pengemudi dengan citra video dan suara. Kontrol akselerasi akan hilang dari bus ini, karena tidak ada pergantian gigi yang dipasang pada Sora, alias bus memakai transmisi otomatis.Nantinya jika bus ini sudah meluncur di jalanan, jarak antara halte dan pintu keluar adalah 3-6 cm dengan pintu otomatis. Tak hanya itu, pintu bus akan langsung menghadap ke halte dan memudahkan penumpang untuk naik atau turun apalagi pengguna kursi roda dan pembawa kereta bayi.Toyota Sora akan menggunakan ITS Connect sebagai sistem komunikasinya dari kendaraan ke kendaraan dan kendaraan ke infrastruktur yang membantu mendukung agar bus dapat melaju dengan aman. Hal ini juga memungkinkan sinyal lalu lintas di persimpangan terlengkapi dengan sistem pengaturan berbasis sensor otomatis.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedToyota Luncurkan SORA, Bus Berbahan Bakar Sel yang Ramah Lingkungan03/04/2018In “Bus dalam kota”Toyota Motor Europe dan CaetanoBus Siap Luncurkan Bus Bertenaga Hidrogen23/10/2019In “Bus dalam kota”Bus Listrik Untuk TransJakarta, Antara Harapan dan Realita30/11/2017In “Bus dalam kota” Toyota Sora (Toyota) Toyota, manufaktur otomotif asal Negeri Sakura, baru-baru ini meluncurkan sebuah konsep bus dengan sel berbahan bakar super ramah lingkungan yang disebut Sora. Bus tersebut rencananya akan diproduksi 2018 mendatang dengan lebih dari 100 yang akan digunakan di wilayah metropolitan Tokyo, khususnya menjelang Olimpiade dan Paralimpiade tahun 2020.Baca juga: Perangi Polusi, Australia Selatan Manfaatkan Energi Terbarukan dari melansir dari laman (20/10/2017), bahan bakar Sora yang akan digunakan Toyota pada bus tersebut merupakan kepanjangan dari Sky, Ocean, River dan Air atau unsur yang ada di bumi yang dipadukan oleh Toyota Fuel Cell System, dimana dikembangkan juga untuk kendaraan sel bahan bakar Mirai. Powertrain Sora ini terdiri atas dua tumpukan sel bahan bakar 114 kW dan motor penggerak ganda 113 kW dan torsi 355 Nm, masing-masing 152hp dan 262 lb-ft.last_img read more

Plesac Back as Indians Look to Continue 2019 Dominance Over the Tigers; Indians Starting Nine

first_imgCLEVELAND – The Indians dominance over the Tigers continued over the Tigers Monday night, topping Detroit 8-6 at Progressive Field.The Tribe has topped the Tigers in nine of 10 meetings this season, with the latest being helped out by a pair of homers by rookie Oscar Mercado, who broke out of his 1-for-25 slump.“I’ve got to thank my teammates for that one,” Mercado said. “They know what it’s like. I’ve had a lot of conversations with them. They told me that’s how it’s going to go sometimes.”Tuesday will see a couple call ups get starts for each team, as Zach Plesac (3-3, 4.00 ERA) will go for the Indians, as he comes back from AAA Columbus.Pleasc is up for the Indians, while the team sent down prospect Bobby Bradley.Detroit will bring up lefty Ryan Carpenter (1-5, 8.36 ERA) from Triple-A Toledo to make the start. Carpenter is back after he allowed one run on five hits over six innings with the Mud Hens last Thursday.The Indians pounded Carpenter for eight runs, six earned, on eight hits in three innings in a 13-4 Tribe win on June 14th.Here’s the Indians starting Nine:SS Francisco LindorCF Oscar Mercado1B Carlos SantanaLF Jordan Luplow3B Jose Ramirez2B Jason KipnisC Roberto PerezDH Jake BauersRF Tyler Naquin And the Tigers lineup:22 Victor Reyes (S) CF30 Harold Castro (L) 2B24 Miguel Cabrera (R) DH9 Nicholas Castellanos (R) RF46 Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B14 Christin Stewart (L) LF12 Brandon Dixon (R) 1B37 Bobby Wilson (R) C7 Jordy Mercer (R) SS Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsIndiansMLBTigerscenter_img Matt Loedelast_img read more