Consultant reorganises

first_imgUTRECHT-based engineering consultancy Holland Railconsult has announced a restructuring programme, as part of a plan to offer a range of services across the whole of Europe by 2007.Parent company Holland Railconsult Holding is now headed by Wim Jol and Gerrit Disberg, who is also President of the firm’s domestic arm, Holland Railconsult BV, where Klaas Strijbis is Commercial Director. Work outside the Netherlands will be handled by Holland Railconsult International BV, which is headed by Jol and Rob Brugts. The organisation’s international projects will be carried out under the Movares brand, which incorporates Movares Deutchsland GmbH and Movares Polska Sp zoo. nlast_img

Elastomers offer easy upgrade

first_imgTANK wagons carrying hazardous cargoes will need to be fitted with crash buffers by 2010, the next step in a European process which began with the introduction of UIC standards mandating the use of the energy-absorbing buffers on tank wagons built after January 1 2005.To meet the need to retrofit existing wagons as simply as possible, Durel GmbHhas been established to supply buffers and drawgear incorporating Arnitel TPE-E elastomers produced by DSM Engineering Plastics. Offering a range of products formerly supplied by ELH in Halle, Durel holds rights to elastomer springs patented by Belgian firm Bureau Mertens SPRL. Distribution and application engineering is handled by John Staub and ETQ in Quedlinburg, Germany. Installed in buffers in place of rubber or steel springs, Arnitel TPE-E absorbs predictable amounts of energy to smooth coupling, starting and stopping. Unlike metal spring systems, the Arnitel TPE-E parts will not corrode or exhibit catastrophic failure due to metal fatigue, and efficiency is not reduced through wear. The elastomer offers a longer life than rubber, and to minimise the effects of compression set, toroidal elements are strung like large beads along a central guiding rod and separated by circular steel discs with outer diameters matching the expansion of the elastomer at maximum pressure.EST Eisenbahn-Systemtechnik has used the high load-bearing capability of Arnitel TPE-E to produce a crash buffer which has similar dimensions to conventional side buffers, allowing simple retrofitting to older rolling stock. The springs work in tandem with controlled plastic deformation of the buffer’s steel housing, and if forces in a collision exceed a pre-set threshold, the outer shell will peel back to dissipate energy, giving the appearance of a banana. The shell remains intact during bumps and nudges in routine operation, with the elastomer providing damping at the rated energy absorption level of the buffer.Durel says its elastomers will have consistent perfomance throughout a maintenance-free life of at least 20 years.Durel, Germany. The springs also can be combined with traditional metal dry friction systems and with hydraulic systems to achieve the very high capacity levels required for the heaviest freight trains.last_img read more

Caribbean can end AIDS if it speeds up progress

first_imgIn a recently released report, UNAIDs has indicated that the Caribbean region could attain testing and treatment targets putting it on course to end its AIDS epidemic.This goal can be achieved, UNAID said, if the region increases its response to the disease.According to the report, Ending AIDS: progress towards the 90-90-90 targets, in order to speed up progress the region must ensure more people living with HIV are diagnosed and that there are higher levels of viral suppression among those on treatment.“The region has achieved remarkable progress in expanding HIV services,” said UNAIDS Regional Support Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Cesar Nunez, “We need to continue work to ensure that we leave no one behind.”TargetsThe report gives a detailed analysis of progress and challenges toward achieving the benchmarks set to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The targets are set for 90 percent of all people living with HIV to know their status; 90 percent of diagnosed people are targeted to access sustained antiretroviral treatment; and 90 percent of all people accessing treatment to achieve viral suppression by 2020.Caribbean on track to reach treatment targetsThe report said the Caribbean has achieved strong progress related to getting people living with HIV on treatment and reducing deaths due to AIDS, but pointed to gaps that remain.In the region four of five people living with HIV who know their status are accessing antiretroviral therapy. This means the region as a whole is doing a fairly good job at starting people on treatment following diagnosis. Haiti is the only country in the region to achieve the second target of at least 90 percent of diagnosed people on treatment.52 percent declineHIV treatment coverage has contributed to a 52 percent decline in AIDS-related deaths in the Caribbean over the last decade, while some 52 percent of people living with HIV in the region are on antiretroviral therapy. However the region is lagging behind on HIV testing and viral suppression, the report stated.last_img read more

Lockheed Martin Launches the Third GPS III Satellite

first_imgLockheed Martin, one of the largest aerospace and defense equipment manufacturers successfully launched its third in-built GPS III satellite. The satellite has separated from its rocket and is using onboard power to climb to its operational orbit, approximately 12,550 miles above the Earth. The GPS III Space Vehicle 03 (GPS III SV03) is responding to commands from U.S. Space Force and Lockheed Martin engineers in the Launch & Checkout Center at the company’s Denver facility. There, they declared rocket booster separation and satellite control about 90 minutes after the satellite’s 4:10 p.m. EST launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.In the coming days, GPS III SV03’s onboard liquid apogee engines will continue to propel the satellite towards its operational orbit. Once it arrives, they will send the satellite commands to deploy its solar arrays and antennas and prepare the satellite for handover to Space Operations Command.After on-orbit testing, GPS III SV03 is expected to join the GPS constellation – including GPS III SV01 and SV02, which were declared operational in January and April – in providing positioning, navigation, and timing signals for more than four billion militaries, civil and commercial users.Lockheed Martin designed GPS III to help the Space Force modernize the GPS constellation with new technology and capabilities. The new GPS IIIs provide three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities over any previous GPS satellite. They also offer a new L1C civil signal, which is compatible with other international global navigation satellite systems, like Europe’s Galileo, to improve civilian user connectivity. GPS III also continues the Space Force’s plan to field M-Code, a more-secure, harder-to-jam, and spoof GPS signal for our military forces. GPS III SV03 brings the number of M-Code enabled satellites to 22 in the 31-satellite GPS constellation.Lockheed Martin is proud to be a part of the GPS III team led by the Space Production Corps Medium Earth Orbit Division, at the Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base. The GPS Operational Control Segment sustainment is managed by the Enterprise Corps, GPS Sustainment Division at Peterson Air Force Base. The 2nd Space Operations Squadron, at Schriever Air Force Base, manages and operates the GPS constellation for both civil and military users. The U.S. economic benefit from GPS is estimated to be over $300 billion per year and $1.4 trillion since its inception.last_img read more

Watch Monsters Fans React to their Team Advancing to the Western Conference Finals

first_imgAfter the goal, the fans kept the chants going, and will continue to support their team throughout the quest to the Calder Cup. @monstershockey are going to the Western Conference Finals!!!!!!!!— NEO Sports Insiders (@NEOSportsInside) May 17, 2016Next stop: Ontario, California to take on the Reign. Matt Medley Related TopicsMonsters Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. The Lake Erie Monsters advanced to the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday night, winning a dramatic come-from-behind game in overtime, thanks to a game-winning goal from first-round draft-pick Zach Werenski.It’s the first time in franchise history that the Monsters have reached the Western Conference Finals.The game was in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Monsters fans rallied together to support their team at a watch party at Felix and Oscar’s Pub in Westlake. NEO Sports Insiders tagged along to watch the game and share the experience with Monsters fans and here is a video of the crowd’s reaction when Werenski scored the game-winning goal.last_img read more

Freshman keeper Chumik named GSC Defender of the Week

first_imgNovember 3, 2015 PENSACOLA, Fla. – University of West Florida freshman goalkeeper Ana Chumik (Riga, Latvia/Riga Kengarags HS) has been named the Gulf South Conference Defender of the Week for her efforts against Valdosta State and West Georgia. Chumik’s goals against average of 0.75 this year leads all keepers in the GSC. Chumik earned the first weekly conference award of her young career at UWF after shutting out VSU and UWG last week. Chumik improved her record to 6-2 as the Argonauts keeper after the shutout, and she leads UWF keepers with 19 saves on the year. This is the second week in a row that a West Florida keeper has been named defender of the week, as Emily Grammer (Panama City, Fla./Mosley HS) earned the honor on October 27. UWF will play host to Christian Brothers on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the GSC Tournament. Regular-season ticket rates apply, and the first 150 UWF students to arrive at the match will receive free admission to the game. For information on all UWF athletics, visit #ARGOS# — –Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy major draws at Japan’s star-studded PGA Tour debut

first_img RELATED PHOTOS It began last week at the $9.75 million CJ Cup in South Korea, won by Justin Thomas, and concludes at next week’s $10.25 million WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.Woods, who won his 15th major at this year’s Masters, will be joined at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in front of an expected tens of thousands of golf-crazy Japanese fans by a who’s who of golf.World No. 2 and PGA Tour Player of the Year McIlroy, eighth-ranked Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth and U.S. Open Champion Gary Woodland are just a few sprinkling more stardust.In-form Thomas will be aiming to improve his incredible strike-rate with a fifth victory in 10 starts in Asia after his second CJ Cup win in three years on Sunday elevated him to number four in the world.But most eyes will be on Woods, and his troublesome left knee, after the world number 10 underwent arthroscopic surgery two months ago.A smiling Woods said on Monday his recovery “was ahead of schedule” before he played a full 18 holes in an exhibition match on the Zozo Championship course in Chiba Prefecture.“I’m probably a week early. My season had ended a little bit earlier than I had expected it,” said Woods.“I had the procedure a little bit early and got ahead of it.”Japan golf fans might be seeing a lot more of Woods in the next 12 months.The 43-year-old said one of his ambitions was to play in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.“I would love to play in an Olympic Games,” he said. “Hopefully next year I can have a good year and qualify.”The event is co-sanctioned by the Japanese Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO) and the home hopes are led by world No. 27 Hideki Matsuyama, who has won six times on the US PGA Tour, most recently at the 2017 WGC Bridgestone Invitational.“This is the first time I’m playing in a PGA Tour event in Japan. I’m very excited to play,” Matsuyama, who is one of nine Japanese in the 78-man field, told reporters Tuesday.Woods will begin on the 10th hole Thursday in a three-ball with Japan’s world number 162 Satoshi Kodaira and England’s Ryder Cup hero Tommy Fleetwood at 8:00 a.m.McIlroy starts an hour later on the first tee in a stellar grouping with Schauffele and Thomas. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES CHIBA – Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are the major attractions in a world-class line-up as the PGA Tour breaks new ground with its first tournament in Japan this week.The inaugural Zozo Championship tees off Thursday offering a $9.75 million prize pot as the middle leg of the Tour’s new near $30 million three-tournament Asian swing.center_img KEYWORDS Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, PGA Tour, Zozo Championship Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 10th hole of a pro-am event on Wednesday at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture. | APlast_img read more

Coronavirus: China Battle World Cup Qualifier Opponents Behind Closed Doors

first_imgChina will battle their 2022 World Cup qualifying opponents   behind closed doors in Thailand due to the coronavirus pandemonium.The Chinese Football Association made the revelation on Friday.China will play the Maldives on March 26 and Guam on March 31 at Chang Arena in Buri Ram.The announcement marks the latest disruption to sporting events in China after the outbreak of coronavirus which has led to the death of about 2,200 persons.China will play the Maldives on March 26 and Guam on March 31 at Chang Arena in Buri Ram.RelatedList Of Sports Events Affected By Coronavirus OutbreakMarch 14, 2020In “Events”National Team Coach Calls For AFCON Qualifiers PostponementMarch 11, 2020In “Africa”Coronavirus: PSG To Play Dortmund Played Behind Closed DoorsMarch 10, 2020In “Europe”last_img read more

The lowdown on Chelsea new boy Higuain

first_imgSee also:Arsenal v Chelsea player ratingsHiguain left out of Milan squad as Chelsea pursue strikerChelsea players back Sarri, says LuizMorata on the verge of completing moveHiguain’s Chelsea move ‘in the air’ – Milan assistant bossChelsea face race against time for Higuain to be available for Tottenham clashSarri: Higuain hours from sealing Chelsea move but will not play against SpursChelsea confirm signing of HiguainSarri convinced Higuain can rediscover his best form Gonzalo Higuain is expected to join Chelsea. The 31-year-old, currently on loan at AC Milan from Juventus, excelled under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri when they were both at Napoli. Here’s the lowdown on the Argentina striker.Family manHis father Jorge was a professional footballer, before becoming a lawyer. “From my father, who was a lawyer, I inherited mental strength, malice and the way to annoy defenders, but that’s a secret,” Higuain told La Stampa in February 2017. Another thing Higuain inherited from his father is his nickname ‘El Pipita’, which is linked to his father’s Pipa moniker, something to do with having a big nose. He has two brothers. His elder brother Federico has been a professional player for Major League Soccer side Columbus Crew since 2012.French connectionHiguain was born in France, on December 10, 1987, while his father Jorge was playing for Brest in Brittany. He was just 10 months old when the family moved to Argentina, but received French citizenship in January 2007. He turned down a call up from Raymond Domenech’s Les Bleus in November 2006, when he was 18. “It’s a choice from my heart,” he told L’Equipe. He has 31 goals in 75 Argentina appearances, since making his debut in October 2009.AdChoices广告Higuain is heading to west London. [Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire]Admiration for RonaldoNot Cristiano, no. “Ronaldo, the Brazilian one, was the best at everything,” Higuain told La Stampa two years ago. “He is the only player who I have watched on video and tried to imitate, but it’s very hard.” Higuain followed Ronaldo’s footsteps to the Bernabeu, signing from River Plate in December 2006. Cristiano Ronaldo followed in June 2009, but Higuain’s move to Napoli in July 2013 – after 107 goals in 190 league games for Real – was reportedly at the behest of the Portuguese.A Sicilian flavourWhen Rafa Benitez left his successful spell as interim Chelsea boss, he joined Napoli for the 2013-14 season. Higuain was his star striker, scoring 17 league goals. There were 18 more the following season, before Maurizio Sarri was appointed. Higuain broke the single-season Serie A record for goals scored in 2015-16, netting 36 in 35 games in his only campaign under Sarri, now the Chelsea head coach. Another former Chelsea manager is now Napoli boss, Carlo Ancelotti. He expressed regret at selling Higuain when he was Real Madrid manager.Old Lady luckJuventus activated a release clause in Higuain’s contract to sign him for Euros 90million in July 2016, scoring 55 goals in 105 games for the Old Lady. When Cristiano Ronaldo swapped Madrid for Turin, Higuain was the one to depart, on loan to AC Milan. Higuain has scored eight goals in 20 appearances for AC Milan this season – Alvaro Morata has nine Chelsea goals this term – but just one goal in his last 12 appearances. Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Why don’t NBA teams use their primary logos on front of their jerseys?

first_img 2,572 Next 22 2 Link to post 2,572 Location:Atlanta Forums Home Ark Location:Seattle Prev Link to post Share on other sites 3 Share this post 93 Edited December 10, 2011 by slapshot Link to post Link to post mightynine 2,572 Posted December 9, 2011 Link to post Old School Fool Sign in to follow this   Funkatron101 93 29 Favourite Logos:I love old, classic/vintage logos. I love franchises like the Yankees, Celtics and Browns who keep the same basic style of uniform for years. 0 Posted December 9, 2011 Link to post UnclearInitial Share on other sites 0 Members 1,457 Seems to me it’s just a tradition. Hockey jerseys have logos, football jerseys have numbers, baseball jerseys have wordmarks and maybe a small logo, while basketball jerseys have wordmarks. It’s just the way it is. Ark Posted December 9, 2011 2,572 0 Link to post 1 39 Bravo96 Link to post Does that look good?Thought not.(Yes, I’m aware that’s a college team. Don’t bother pointing it out.)Oh god! Avert your eyes, it’s the Jordan debacle! Those lasted one season, and was recieved horribly by fans. Not to mention the Heels were horrible that season. Ark Members 1,340 posts Share this post Windstorm Well not even that many teams have even tried using true full logos. And a lot of those which are bad aren’t bad just because of the logos. Such as the gradient pinstripes on the 90s arockets jerseys.The Barkley Suns jerseys are also great imo 2,080 posts SmoothieX 1 You can’t have smaller numbers on the top right or left? I agree that the Tar Heels jersey isn’t that great, but I think it would look much better if there was a smaller number or no number at all in front instead of that large number.I guess NBA jerseys require front numbers though? Still, numbers to the top right or left would also be simaler to what some NHL teams use today. Runnin’ down a dream 3,972 SmoothieX Share this post Well not even that many teams have even tried using true full logos. And a lot of those which are bad aren’t bad just because of the logos. Such as the gradient pinstripes on the 90s arockets jerseys.The Barkley Suns jerseys are also great imoOh wow, when I first posted this I thought you meant “Basketball reasons” as in the large logo would drag the jersey down and make playing more difficult. GriffinM6 I can’t believe I just noticed this (seriously >_>). NBA teams use an inferior wordmark on the the front of their jerseys even though their official primary is much better. For example, the late 90s Sonics…Actual jerseys:—Primary logo:The primary logo is very similar but it’s a just so much cooler. But as far as I know, basically every other team does the same thing. And there are tons of examples where the jersey logo doesn’t even come close.What’s the reason for ths?Logos look terrible in front of a basketball jersey?Only exceptions are the Warriors and 90’s hawks Share this post Followers 0 Share this post Sports Logo News 39 Posted December 9, 2011 Location:Charlotte, NC Location:Chicago Members Funkatron101 Posted December 9, 2011 Why don’t NBA teams use their primary logos on front of their jerseys? Evil Doctor 4,375 posts Share this post Location:15 minutes due west of Disneyland. Does that look good?Thought not.(Yes, I’m aware that’s a college team. Don’t bother pointing it out.) 0 0 Go To Topic Listing Share on other sites UnclearInitial Share this post Members 201 Ark This topic is now closed to further replies. 1,264 2,572 Share this post Share on other sites 0 2,572 Share this post Members Share this post 1,457 1,626 posts 2,572 Basketball reasons.Gold star for you. Ark 202 Share on other sites 0 201 Link to post 49 Share on other sites I can’t believe I just noticed this (seriously >_>). NBA teams use an inferior wordmark on the the front of their jerseys even though their official primary is much better. For example, the late 90s Sonics…Actual jerseys:—Primary logo:The primary logo is very similar but it’s a just so much cooler. But as far as I know, basically every other team does the same thing. And there are tons of examples where the jersey logo doesn’t even come close.What’s the reason for ths? 0 CrazyAnna Share this post 2,572 2 BJ Sands 2,572 2 deleted 4,044 posts 0 2,572 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites Sports Logos CDixonDesign Posted December 10, 2011 1,674 posts Members 6,671 posts Members Location:California 5,731 posts Ark Share on other sites Share this post Members 277 posts Posted December 9, 2011 Share on other sites Evil Doctor Basketball reasons.Hey! It’s Fred Savage. Link to post Posted December 9, 2011 3,678 posts 2 3,735 Members Link to post oddball Link to post 22 Because #1 it looks horrible because the front number has to be the size it is, therefore you have nothing but clutter if you put a logo there. 22 1,264center_img 0 Link to post 49 Favourite Logos:Blue Jays early 90s logo, Braves feather logo, UNC argyle shorts pattern, (now-defunct) Piedmont Bo-Weivels, Charlotte Knights, Myrtle Beach Pelicans alt. (Pelican head), UNC Rameses logo CrazyAnna Share this post SportsLogos.Net 690 posts Link to post Ark Ark 0 Share on other sites 202 Ark Members 0 Page 1 of 3   Recommended Posts 175 Raider Nation MLB doesn’t do it either for the same reasons. Actually after looking at it again it’s not even that bad of a jersey. It sounds like people didn’t like change (according to the article).Said one fan: “It’s not that it isn’t a nice jersey, but it breaks from the tradition of having the ‘North Carolina’ across the chest. Just the fact that North Carolina is spelled out in block letters on the chest [on the old jerseys] is a traditional staple.”EDIT: Although on the other hand it definitely didn’t need to be fixed. 2,572 3,972 Location:Cambridge, ON 3,972 Share this post Location:BC, Canada Link to post ESTONES6 2,080 posts Banned 0 Location:Cleveland, OH Forums Home Posted December 10, 2011 Too clunky. It would become cumbersome, I assume. Share on other sites Posted December 10, 2011 Share this post 600 posts Share on other sites 29 Location:Dzekoburgh Ark 0 1 Location:The Tar Heel State 0 Members 0 Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary Page 1 of 3   Basketball reasons. Link to post Share this post 2,080 posts Posted December 10, 2011 0 Old School Fool 133 posts Posted December 10, 2011 Sometimes a wordmark in the logo makea the perfect transition onto the basketball jersey front. Perfect example is the SONICS. Looks great. The Vancouver GRIZZLIES font also worked great on the Grizzlies expansion team uni. A lot of fans don’t feel the same but the reality is that the Grizzlies uniforms were a very solid team jersey. I also wondered why the Clippers never used their logo wordmark from the early ’80’s since it actually works nicely. Then I realized I was talking about the Clippers… Ugh. you’ve raised a really smart insightful topic. 39 Link to post All Activity Members 1 0 Share on other sites 1,457 2,572 Posted December 9, 2011 2 Favourite Logos:Washington State (1995-pres)Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001 / 2012-pres)Seattle MarinersSeattle Supersonics (1975-1995)Seattle Sounders FCSan Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) Posted December 9, 2011 0 I grew up with hockey, so I always wondered why other sports didn’t follow hockey’s example and use a nice graphical representation on their front. I thought it was great when the NBA and the CFL both started to experiment with this look. In retrospect it was a terrible idea and the uniforms that eliminated the logos were much better looking than their previous incarnations. Only hockey uniforms look good with logos on the front, it’s just the nature of the beast… 2,572 KCCO 1 oddball Sports Logos 2,080 posts Why don’t NBA teams use their primary logos on front of their jerseys? Windstorm 8,662 posts 29 GriffinM6 Sports Logo News Link to post 3,735 Basketball reasons. Posted December 10, 2011 Share this post Bravo96 Share on other sites Trequartista 2,572 CDixonDesign All Activity Followers 0 49 Members touchdownindia Members 2,080 posts Does that look good?Thought not.(Yes, I’m aware that’s a college team. Don’t bother pointing it out.)Oh, God, those were bad…. 0 Next 93 1,264 touchdownindia Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites (edited) Hey! You’re Not Dead! 10,968 posts Members Share this post 175 0 Posted December 9, 2011 By Ark, December 9, 2011 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites 201 Share on other sites Posted December 10, 2011 3 202 Members BJ Sands Posted December 9, 2011 Banned Link to post Peachy ESTONES6 Posted December 10, 2011 SportsLogos.Net 175 Members Share this post Posted December 10, 2011 2,359 posts Prev Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites 2,572 0 The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 mightynine Members 3,735 Share this post Favourite Logos:Toronto Blue Jays, BC Lions, Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canadians, Chilliwack Chiefs Why don’t NBA teams use their primary logos on front of their jerseys?last_img read more