Washing your dirty linen in public

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V. Alexander completes column move

first_imgThe huge unit was delivered by truck for use in the Belgium Polypropylene Plant Project, says CEE. CEE is a global network for equipment owners, crane operators, tug and barge operators, stevedores and export packers, port operators, rail operators, riggers and skidders, surveyors, air cargo handling equipment owners and supporting industries, which serve the heavy and outsized cargo industries. www.valexander.com   www.cargoequipmentexperts.comlast_img

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first_imgHöegh Jacksonville is the first of two sister vessels with a 6,500 car capacity built by Daewoo-Mangalia Heavy Industries in Romania to be delivered into Höegh Autoliners’ operation this year.Both vessels will be operated by Höegh Autoliners through a long term bareboat charter from the vessels’ owner, Ocean Yield AS.”Taking Höegh Jacksonville in to our operation is part of our fleet renewal program, replacing older vessels that are being phased out,” explained ceo, Ingar Skiaker. “The renewal programme continues next year, when we start taking delivery of our New Horizon vessels, which will be the world’s largest Pure Car Truck Carriers, with a capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units,” he continued. “The new vessels will add flexibility and efficiency to our trades and improve the service offerings to our customers.”Höegh Jacksonville’s maiden voyage will be in Höegh Autoliners’ Europe to Middle East trade and thereafter the vessel will trade in the company’s global trade systems.  www.hoeghautoliners.comlast_img read more

DC appeals court set to hear Clean Power Plan case

first_imgDC appeals court set to hear Clean Power Plan case Author: The Associated Press Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: September 27, 2016 6:04 AM EDT center_img SHARE WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal appeals court in Washington is set to hear arguments in the legal fight over President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday on the Clean Power Plan.About two dozen mostly GOP-led states sued over the carbon-cutting Obama plan, which aims to slow climate change by reducing power-plant emissions by one-third. The Supreme Court has delayed implementation until the legal challenges are resolved.The 10-judge appeals panel set to hear the case could lean toward Obama’s position. Six were appointed by Democratic presidents.Regardless of which side prevails at the appeals level, the case is considered likely to end up being decided by the Supreme Court.last_img read more

Solicitor-advocate Egan on Society presidency track

first_imgBolton solicitor-advocate Joe Egan, a criminal specialist, has been elected to the office of deputy vice-president, the Law Society announced today.Egan, who qualified in 1982, will take office with the change in presidency in July. The current vice-president, Jonathan Smithers, will take over from Andrew Caplen as president and current deputy vice-president Robert Bourns will become vice-president.The Society said that criminal specialist Egan, who runs a practice with two offices in Bolton, will help lead the profession through a time of rapid change as funding cuts, regulation and technology affect every aspect of the legal sector.Egan said: ‘I look forward to making a contribution to the work of meeting the expectations of solicitors and I feel fortunate to take on this role at a time when the Law Society is seeking input from the people whose views are of crucial importance to our future direction – our members. ‘Establishing a clear purpose will enhance the Society’s ability to support, promote and represent solicitors.’last_img read more

First blast launches Gotthard base tunnel

first_imgSedrun’s access shaft was the scene of the first blasting work for the Gotthard base tunnel on February 4. Andrew Hellawell was there to witness it first hand,AIR HORNS sounded, prompting workers and invited guests to cover their ears. Jakob Blickenstorfer, chief engineer for the Sedrun section, pressed the red button. We felt shockwaves in the cavern floor as 80m below explosives detonated. The deafening rumble gave way to the applause of everyone present – Alptransit’s Sedrun access shaft was formally under way.Although excavations were started in April 1996, the first blast on February 4 1999 marks the start of construction proper on the Gotthard Base Tunnel. Not only is this now one of the most expensive railway projects under way anywhere in the world, but also one of the largest civil engineering projects of recent years.With a funding package now secured by referendums last year (RG 2.99 p101), AlpTransit Gotthard AG has a mandate to pursue the construction of twin north – south rail tunnels. Work on the adits at Bodio and Erstfeld which will form the outer ends of the new Gotthard tunnel will follow later this year and in early 2000. Priority is, for now, being given to tackling the hardest part of the Gotthard project – creating running tunnels through some of the most difficult geology in the Alps.The layer of weak rock known as Piora Mulde had been expected to cause the greatest headaches, but exploratory bores from Faido showed that this fear was unfounded.The rock is a type of sugar-crystal dolomite, varying enormously in its structure from water-bearing rock, through a thixotropic ooze, to almost liquid. Encountering such rock types could have stopped tunnelling dead, and having been bitten once by bad geology during the construction of the nearby Furka base tunnel, the Gotthard engineers were understandibly keen to know what they were letting themselves in for.Working from a short adit into the hillside near Faido, a number of trial bores were drilled down to the area the running tunnels would occupy. These showed that the proposed alignment would miss the worst strata.Having boosted confidence over the Piora Mulde, there remained the matter of the Tavetsch Massif – a thick section of heavily-faulted and unstable rock through which the tunnel would pass, and which could not be avoided. Four trial bores were made from around the site of the proposed access shaft at Sedrun, and these suggested that tunnelling, though difficult, would not be impossible, and injection grouting should give sufficient strength to the surrounding rock to use either blasting or boring machines.Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schacht Sedrun was set up as a consortium to build the 800m deep Sedrun shaft. ASS comprises South African mining specialists Shaft Sinkers International working with Swiss tunnelling firms Murer, Zschokke Locher, Marti Tunnelbau and CSC Impresa Costruzioni.A 990m access tunnel and gallery, header cavern and 80m deep hole beneath it have been machined into the heart of Alp Tgom on the south side of Las Rueras from Sedrun. Work began at this site as long ago as April 1996, but with construction work proper now beginning, the work site has been expanded and upgraded.Rail accessBecause of the great depth of the running tunnels at Sedrun (nearly 1 km beneath the level of the FO line), it is impossible to provide the kind of direct rail-based excavation used on the Channel Tunnel. With the need to minimise environmental impact, provision has been made to transport as much material by rail as possible. A 2·3 km branch has been built from a junction with the Furka-Oberalp Railway to the east of Sedrun station. This rack-equipped line drops down sharply into the Vorderrhein valley below the town to sidings alongside the river, serving the construction depot at the mouth of the Sedrun adit.At the same time, SFr120m has been spent on upgrading the FO and RhB route from Chur to Sedrun for construction traffic, including signalling, power supplies and extra passing loops. The objective is to bring 90% of materials for the tunnel by rail, most of which will be cement. Much of the tunnel spoil will be reused as aggregate for concrete for the tunnel, and for strengthening a number of local bridges, so very little will be brought out by rail.Accommodation for the 130 workers building the shaft and a site office and exhibition centre have been provided a little below Sedrun town, but as it is a considerable drop down into the valley floor construction site, an SBB-owned funicular railway has been installed to transport workers up and down the hillside.Once the shaft has been sunk into the rock down to an altitude of 547m above sea level, expected by December this year, the job of creating workfaces for the running tunnels will begin. First, a cavern will be built at the bottom of the shaft to provide logistics space for moving equipment and spoil, and ASS is contracted to have this ready by August 27 next year.Work will then move on to create the connecting passageways and initial tunnel sections, ready for the start of tunnelling through the difficult geology to begin in early 2002. Working conditions will also be unpleasant – the high ambient rock temperature combined with water seepage will make the workface hot, humid, noisy and muddy. Adequate ventilation and rotating shift working will help minimise prolonged discomfort, but if necessary workers will be supplied with special water-cooled worksuits. Drainage will also be difficult, as water must not only be pumped up the access shaft, but also pumped uphill from the workfaces.The twin tunnels and cross-passages running 2·1 km north descend at a grade of 0·4%, and are due for completion by 2003; these should connect with an 11 km drive from the Amsteg access sometime in 2006.Meanwhile, the Sedrun workers will have opened a second face, boring the tunnels south. A 4·5 km section will be dug by 2005, initially climbing at 0·4%, it will then drop at 0·7%, connecting with the 15 km northwards drive from Faido in 2007. Fitting out will have already begun on the outer ends of the tunnel, where construction will be easier and consequently faster. It will move to the central section later – this work should be completed in 2010, ready for opening of the whole base tunnel in 2011. CAPTION: Preparatory works have begun for driving twin rail tunnels 2500m below the peaks of the mountains around Sedrun (left). Jakob Blickenstorfer, chief engineer for the Sedrun section, presses the red button to set off the first explosive charges for the 800m access shaft (above)CAPTION: Fig 1. The Gotthard Base Tunnel passes through difficult geology, and at great depth beneath the Alps. Working simultaneously from five work sites will reduce construction time to less than 10 years, with the first train due to run through in 2011. In the next 12 months work will get under way at the two access adits of Amsteg and Faido, and at the southern portal at BodioCAPTION: The roof of the cavern deep under Alp Tgom soars upwards to provide the headroom needed for winding gear and other construction plantCAPTION: Fig 2. The access shaft at Sedrun will be used to construct a 6·6 km central section of the tunnel, including crossovers, and will eventually be used to ventilate the base tunnelCAPTION: Rail access to the construction base at Las Rueras has been provided by building a branch from the Furka Oberalp main lineCAPTION: A funicular railway (right) has been built to provide easier transport for workers between the construction site around the mouth of the adit tunnel at Las Rueras on the lower level (left) with the accommodation, exhibition and office buildings in Sedrun, further up the side of the valleyUne première explosion pour le démarrage du tunnel de base du Saint GothardLe 4 février, lors d’une cérémonie, a eu lieu la première explosion souterraine destinée à marquer le commencement des travaux de l’un des plus grands et des plus coûteux projets ferroviaires du monde. A Sedrun, au plus profond des Alpes suisses, les travaux ont commencé par le percement d’un puits vertical d’accès de 800m de profondeur menant au niveau du tunnel de base du Saint Gothard, long de 57 km. Une cavité devant être excavée au pied de ce puits pour le mois d’août 2000 permettra de démarrer deux chantiers de percement du tunnel principal tandis que d’autres tunneliers commenceront leur travail à partir des portails nord et sud. Andrew Hellawell était invité à la cérémonie de lancement du chantierlast_img read more

The Truth about Mold

first_img4 common mold myths debunkedMold is a word that can make anyone cringe. But when it comes to mold in your home, misinformation is an all too common problem. Myths surrounding mold in your home can be costly to both your property and your health.“Mold isn’t something that most people think about until it affects their health, their home or their business,” says Pete Duncanson, director of system development for ServiceMaster Restore, one of the largest disaster restoration companies in the United States. “However, mold spores are found in most homes across the country, and without the right treatment, mold can quickly grow into a major problem.”To help you keep your home and family safe, Duncanson offers four of the most commonly reported mold myths, and solutions to debunk them:Myth: Bleach or other retail products can kill mold on any surface.Most retail products simply discolor mold and are not recommended for use on porous surfaces. In fact, on surfaces like wood, carpet, ceiling tile and drywall, these typical cleaning products don’t always reach the root of the mold, meaning the problem will likely return. Experts say removing the mold from affected items is the only way to ensure the mold will be out of your home for good.Myth: Mold that appears black is hazardous to your health.Mold that appears black is one of the most infamous molds to appear in homes. All molds can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, increased risks for infections and plenty of other health issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It can be dangerous and can threaten the health of your family. Regardless of the color of the mold, all mold problems should be addressed.Myth: Dead mold can’t cause health issues.Mold goes dormant until the conditions are favorable for regrowth. But even dormant mold can be harmful to your health. Mold release spores before going dormant, allowing it to reproduce and reappear, especially if the underlying moisture and ventilation issues haven’t been resolved. If you feel like you might have a potentially dangerous mold situation, trained professionals can help you identify the problem and ensure the proper treatment of the affected areas.Myth: Mold is the only problem associated with water damage.When water is present where it should not be, it can quickly cause a host of problems, including both structural and cosmetic damage. It can promote bacterial and viral growth, increasing the health risks in your home. Additionally, mold can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours, depending on the nature of water intrusion. If you experience a water damage emergency in your home, it’s best to call a reputable disaster restoration professional who is skilled in dealing with water-related damages. They can help get your home back in order as quickly as possible, as well as help you avoid long-term problems in the future.With the right information and advice from the pros, you can learn to tell myth from reality. For more expert tips on mold prevention and remediation, visit servicemasterrestore.com.Brandpointcontent.comlast_img read more

Sykes Earns Second GSC Runner of the Week Honor

first_img BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior Martinique Sykes (Orange Park, Fla./Orange Park HS) of the West Florida men’s cross country team was named Gulf South Conference Runner of the Week on Wednesday.  Sykes’ runner of the week honor was his second of the year, as he led UWF to victory at the Watson Ford Invitational last week.The Argonauts finished first in the race, and Sykes finished first individually as well.  The 8k was scored separately for Division I and non-Division I schools, but Sykes finished first overall, including the D-I competitors, with a time of 26:35.  The race marked Sykes’ fourth top-five finish of the season and his first career individual win.The Argonauts are training for the GSC Championships held at Veterans Park in Hoover, Ala. on Saturday, Oct. 22.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Official GSC ReleasePrint Friendly Version Share Sykes Earns Second GSC Runner of the Week Honorcenter_img Photo by Bill Stockland last_img read more

Sering Kebelet Pipis Dalam Angkutan? Simak Tips Untuk Menahannya

first_imgIlustrai menahan kebelet pipis Menahan pipis alias buang air kencing memang tak disarankan, maklum menahan kebutuhan biologis ini bisa berujung timbulnya penyakit. Namun, ada kalanya Anda harus mampu menahan hasrat tersebut, terlebih saat berada di angkutan umum (bus atau kereta api komuter) yang tidak dilengkapi fasilitas toilet.Baca juga: 6 Tips Ampuh Menahan BAB Saat Perjalanan JauhYa, untuk itu KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai laman sumber tips menahan buang air kecil di angkutan umum. Tidak minum terlalu banyakTerhidrasi memang penting untuk kesehatan tubuh, tetapi jika menggunakan angkutan umum seperti bus dalam waktu lama baiknya tidak minum sebelum berangkat. Jika haus minum sedikit-sedikit untuk menghindari kebelet pipis selama perjalanan. Jangan pernah berpikir untuk minum soda selama perjalanan ini akan membuat Anda lebih sering pipis.Perkuat otot panggulJumlah urin yang dikeluarkan dari kandung kemih dikontrol oleh otot panggul dasar. Jika Anda sudah tidak bisa lagi menahan untuk pipis, lakukan manuver knack atau latihan untuk memperkuat otot panggul dan mengencangkan otot disekitar uretra agar menutup saluran serapat mungkin sehingga pipis bisa tertahankan untuk sementara wakt.Silangkan kaki saat berdiriSaat kebelet baiknya silangkan kaki tapi jangan dalam posisi duduk, ini justru akan membuat sakit dan kehilangan kontrol pada kandung kemih. Membuka lebar kaki adalah cara terbaik menahan pipis lebih lama. Tetapi jika berdiri baiknya silangkan kaki dan jangan buka terlalu lebar agar bisa menahannya.Duduk tegak dan santaiDuduklah dengan tegak, sebab dengan punggung melengkung justru hanya akan memberikan tekanan pada kandung kemih. Hindari bersandar kedepan, sebisa mungkin tarik bagian depan panggul ke atas. Meski duduk tegak, usahakan agar tetap santai supaya tidak menambah tegang tubuh.Kenali area jalanBila hafal dengan jalan yang dilalui, maka Anda akan dengan mudah mendapatkan SPBU untuk mendapatkan toilet. Apalagi hasrat pipis sudah memuncak, ini akan sangat membantu dalam perjalanan.Jangan banyak bergerak dan alihkan perhatianDuduk dengan tenang, hindari getaran atau gerakan tiba-tiba. Bila bergerak secara tiba-tiba maka akan membuat kandung kemih kaget dan akan mengeluarkan urin yang sejak tadi di tahan. Kemudian, alihkan pikiran dari hal selain pipis.Baca juga: Kentut di Tempat Umum Ternyata Ada Aturannya!Hindari tertawaSaat kebelet pipis dan ada yang mengajak bercanda dalam perjalaanan. Baiknya hindari, karena dengan tertawa otot-otot akan berkontrasi dan membuat kandung kemih semakin tertekan dan Anda akan semakin ingin pipis.Longgarkan pakaian yang ketatBila Anda menggunakan gesper terlalu kencang, coba direnggangkan. Jika tidak dilonggarkan, justru akan memberi tekanan pada kandung kemih. Sehingga baiknya gunakan pakaian yang nyaman selama perjalanan.Menahan pipis dalam waktu lama baiknya tidak sering dilakukan. Sebab akan mengakibatkan masalah serius pada ginjal Anda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedWadaw! Gara-Gara Pipis di Botol, Alat Kelamin Pria Ini Tersangkut11/06/2019In “Featured”Ini Dia Jurus Jitu Atasi ‘Beser’ Selama Perjalanan Jarak Jauh05/12/2017In “Bus AKAP”Pipis di Kereta Komuter, Wanita Asal Selandia Baru Terpaksa Menahan Malu28/06/2018In “Featured”last_img read more

Ipape set for trial with Manly

first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE BY SIMON KESLEP Papua New Guinea LNG Kumuls halves playmaker and former Lae Snax Tigers Edwin Ipape will be travelling to Australia to trial with the NRL’s Manly Sea Eagles. This was made known to the Post-Courier on Tuesday by Lae Biscuit Company chairman, Tigers patron and passionate rugby league follower Ian Chow. Chow is not new to the rugby league fraternity in Papua New Guinea and also helps provide pathways for players to achieve their goals – like playing in the NRL. He is also one of those behind the scene supporters assisting former Tigers, PNG’s international rugby league player and current Melbourne Storm centre Justin Olam to advance to the top level, especially starting with the Digicel Cup, SP PNG Hunters, Sunshine Coast Falcons and eventually achieving his dream of playing in the NRL. For Ipape this might be the start of another fairy-tale rugby league journey when scouts from the Des Hasler coached Manly Sea Eagles side called Chow and spoke of how Ipape played during last Saturday’s 28-10 win over the Great Britain Rugby League Lions. Ipape was the centre of attention when he crossed over for the Kumuls first four pointers of the total five tries scored. “They (scouts) watched him play and by chance I know them (scouts). I know the scout and Des Hasler because I’ve met them already. We were trying to do something for Papua New Guinea but it did not happen,” Chow said. “They saw him and by chance they told me that he (Ipape) is a very good player, he is very fast and I told them he is my player. They then asked me to bring him down for trial because the Manly Sea Eagles lost their halfback. This is not a confirmed contract but they want him to go down for a trial,” said Chow. He said flight arrangements for Ipape will be done by next week so he (Ipape) can travel down to Australia before December 2 which will see him start his trial with Sea Eagles. “Of course he (Ipape) is my former player and we supported Justin Olam to go down and this year I was the one who paid for Edwin to go and play with Wynnum Manly Seagulls and he won the junior player of 2019 in Queensland,” Chow said. Chow’s advice to 23-year-old Ipape is to stay disciplined, stay away from alcohol and stay away from the bad guys. “Just do your job like Justin (Olam), who is very disciplined and hard working. Justin was like that two years ago before he was promoted into the senior level. We believe if he (Ipape) performs really well he might get the chance because o f how Sea Eagles are missing their halfback,” he said. Chow added that such a pathway reflects Tigers club culture, coaching staff including Stanley Tepend and Tim Rogers who have a good match record. “We have only been in the competition (Digicel Cup) for nine years, we’ve won three premierships, five minor premierships and two Melanesian Cup titles. Next year is our 10th anniversary and I think it will be a big thing for us. Stanley is coming back to us (Tigers) for next season.” Ipape when contacted yesterday said he is very excited and looking forward to the trial. He said it is also the first of its kind for him to receive such news. “It is eye opening for me to know that there are NRL clubs like Manly who are out there and are keeping a close watch on my playing career. I am thankful to someone like Ian Chow who is a good sponsor who has available contacts to see players continue their career. Tigers is a family club, all the players and coaches are always bonding and connected together as a family and this is why the club has been successful over the past years. “Most definitely, this is one of my biggest calling not only in rugby league but life in general. No doubt I will give my best when I go down to attend this trial,’ said Ipape who is from Hela province. Ipape highlighted how Olam’s journey into the NRL is also another inspiring and motivating factor towards what he will now experience. Ipape’s contract with Wynnum Manly Seagulls also lapses this year and according to him, the club indicated for an extension but he is yet to sign and go through the contract details. Ipape who weighs 91kg and stands at 175kg is a halves specialist and who can also play in the dummy half role or come off the bench to spark those extra attacking plays.last_img read more