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Lift Management Services (LMS) aims to link all components and processes to give clients a full support mechanism for any major heavy lifting project from start to finish, said the two companies.The partnership will merge Modulift’s lifting engineering capabilities, as well as the design and supply of lifting equipment, with IMES’ engineering consultancy and inspection expertise to deliver entire project management services.”The LMS partnership reflects the growing demand for a more involved, in-depth service,” said Sarah Spivey, managing director of Modulift. “As lifting projects grow in scale and ambition, so does the need for a careful and complete planning and execution process below the hook.”Rod Buchan, executive chairman of IMES, added that this new market offering is all about safety and efficiency. “It incorporates all the relevant risk assessment and traceability elements, while also complying with all regulatory and legislative requirements.”LMS is available to clients around the world, working in all industry sectors. It is designed to support companies who require management of their lifting projects, in particular where spreader beams, lifting beams or lifting frames need to be designed and/or supplied. www.imes-group.comwww.modulift.com
Magic circle firm Freshfields has revealed that the remuneration of its highest-paid member jumped 68% to £3.2m last year, as profits remained largely flat.Freshfields’ accounts for the year ending 30 April 2015 showed that profits before tax increased just 0.1%, from £514.8m in 2014 to £515.4m. But while profits were more or less unchanged, pay for the highest remunerated member shot up to £3.2m in 2015, from £1.9m the year before.The firm’s managing partner is David Aitman. He has held the position since January 2014.Meanwhile the total salary paid to staff fell to £460.6m from £466.1m the year before, despite the average number of people employed during the year rising to 4,759 from 4,621. Overall staff costs increased from £547.7m to £562.7m.Profits available for discretionary division amongst members fell 13% to £481.3m, equating to £1.4m when divided by the firm’s 334 members. This compares with £552.1m, averaging out at £1.7m across the 334 members in 2014.The firm sounded a cautious note about current economic conditions, which it said may hit demand for its services in the short term. It also warned that liquidity pressure on its clients and suppliers could have an adverse impact.
REPEATED cries from German Railway Chairman Hartmut Mehdorn about the poverty of his company have brought a favourable response from Transport Minister Reinhard Klimmt. Speaking at the opening of the InnoTrans exhibition on September 12 in Berlin, Klimmt confirmed that he would be allocating additional investment funding to DB worth DM2bn to DM2·5bn a year for the next 10 to 15 years.A joint statement from Klimmt and Mehdorn on September 21 confirmed that funds would be made available to DB thanks to savings on interest payments made possible by the sale of telecommunications licences. The money will be spent primarily on upgrading and rehabilitation projects which include Offenburg – Basel, Berlin – Frankfurt-an-der-Oder, München – Freilassing, Saarbrücken – Mannheim, Berlin – Rostock and Berlin – Hamburg. Klimmt in return is expecting DB to make huge improvements in its efficiency, and he has set a target of doubling the amount of freight carried by rail by 2015, although he was not specific about how this would be measured.Clearly DB does need to spend on selected projects, but we are disturbed at the return to a begging bowl mentality by a company that claims to be run on private sector lines. Repeated visits to Germany suggest that huge economies could be made by improving productivity of staff, rolling stock and other assets by implementing modern management and operating practices.The debate about DB’s future has meanwhile been clouded by the publication of a report from the so-called Pällmann commission that was submitted to Transport Minister Klimmt on September 5. DB reacted swiftly, saying that implementing the recommendations of the report would threaten ’the destruction of the railway and renationalisation’. In a formal response, Mehdorn was especially critical of suggestions that infrastructure and operations should be separated.
AUSTRALIA: The Southern Program Alliance consortium of Acciona Geotech subsidiary Coleman Rail, Lendlease and WSP has been awarded a A$536m contract for grade separation works in southeast Melbourne. The contract announced on April 1 is an extension of a A$588m contract to remove level crossings which had been won by the consortium in January 2018.The latest contract includes the removal of three level crossings, reconstruction of Cheltenham and Mentone stations and the provision of more than 3 km of walking and cycle paths, new parking spaces and a potential residential and commercial development.
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In 2004 Kellen Winslow Jr. was on top of the world, ready for a long and productive NFL career as one of the top tight ends in the game.15 years later, Winslow could be spending some significant time behind bars.Monday a jury found Winslow guilty on one count of forcible rape, one count of indecent exposure and one count of lewd conduct.The former Browns tight end pleaded not guilty to 12 counts. The jury returned to deliberate on the remaining charges.The trial involving Winslow began on May 20th. He is accused of raping three women and exposing himself or exhibiting lewd conduct to two others. All five women, including a homeless female, a hitchhiker and an immigrant who speaks limited English, testified during the trial.Winslow played four seasons with the Browns from 2004 to 2008, catching 219 passes for 2459 yards and 11 scores.He played nine seasons in the league before retiring. Related TopicsBrownsKellen Winslow II 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. Matt Loede
Today’s recall includes roughly 1.4 million cars, some made as long ago as 1997. 19 minor injuries have been reported in connection with the fires. Repairs from the first two recalls apparently didn’t work and GM says more than 1,300 cars caught fire after they had been fixed. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享It’s General Motors’ third recall in seven years, this time for vehicles that can leak oil and catch fire, posing a threats to garages and homes. The recall includes: the 1997-2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Regal; the 2000-2004 Chevrolet Impala; the 1998 and 1999 Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Intrigue; and the 1998-2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. All have 3.8-liter V6 engines.
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