SR International Logistics returns to GPLN

first_imgDenver-based SR International Logistics has re-joined the GPLN, LAP Projects added in Singapore.”We are happy to see them back with the old gang,” says Gary Dale Cearley, GPLN executive director. “They are back in our group now after a respite and will be joining our booth at Power-Gen International 2010 so for members who make it to this show will get to see them early.”The company is a premier special project/heavy equipment forwarder and expediting provider. The company has handled mining processing plants, water and wastewater treatment plants, aluminium can lines, hotel/resort projects, pipelines, cooling towers as well as various other manufactured cargoes andheavy equipment operations throughout the world. It is active with a number of other activities involved in port handling for project cargoes such as packaging, stripping and stuffing containers, lashing and securing shipments of project cargoes and containers worldwide. More information about SR International Logistics can be seen here: http://www.srinternational.comMeanwhile Singapore-based alternative wind energy logistics and yacht shipping specialist LAP Projects (Asia) has also joined the GPLN.The company, formally known as Asia Wind & Energy Services, is a leading Asia-focus integrated wind power transportation and logistics operator founded over 14 years ago and offering a full service transport package for over-dimensional cargoes, break bulk and heavy lift, such as wind and power generation project, transformers, agriculture and construction, machinery, heavy equipment for mining, oil and gas and other industries, as well as various types of heavy haul cargoes.”We welcome LAP Projects (Asia) Pte Ltd to the GPLN team,” added Dale Cearley. More information about LAP Projects (Asia) can be seen here: http://lap-group.com The GPLN is a non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements by air, sea and land, as well as specialised lifts and the special handling of oversized, out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargo.last_img read more

Hundreds of cases left without interpreter

first_imgHundreds of court cases requiring an interpreter were disrupted in the first quarter as outsourcer Capita continued to fall short of its required performance target.The statistics for the first three months of 2014 show a rise in the number of requests fulfilled, although the figure remains well below its contractual commitment of 98%.The number of requests for an interpreter rose to 45,100 – the highest since the contract began in January 2012.The percentage of requests completed rose by 4% from the last quarter of 2013 – to 94.5% – equal to the previous peak in the third quarter of 2012.But this means there were still 2,480 cases disrupted due to the lack of an interpreter. At no point since the contract began has Capita reached the 98% performance target.The data shows the overall number of complaints about the service have fallen to the lowest number since the contract began.There were 1,000 (2.2% of cases) complaints, down by 21% from the 1,200 in the last three months of 2013 and a 54% fall compared to the 2,100 complaints made in the first quarter of 2013.There were 400 (45% of complaints) complaints due to no interpreter being available – down from 1,200 in the same period of 2013.But the figures show a marked rise in the number of cases where an interpreter arrived late – 300 complaints, compared to 200 in the first quarter of 2013.Off-contract bookings, where courts did not use Capita interpreters but contacted them privately, dropped to 700, compared to 900 in the last three months of 2013.A Capita spokesperson said: ‘The number of completed requests continues to increase quarter on quarter with fulfilment rates continuing to track to the target level of service required. A continuous programme of improvements are being implemented as we work together with stakeholders and is showing a positive outcome in terms of quality and service levels, notably, the rate of complaints for this quarter is lower than the same period in 2013.‘We expect future figures to demonstrate an improvement to fulfilment rates and a continued reduction in complaints as well as continually delivering significant savings to the Ministry of Justice.‘Capita Translation & Interpreting requires interpreters to sign up to a code of conduct policy which stipulates arrival on time. Failure to adhere to the code of conduct could result in interpreters being removed from our register.’last_img read more

No plans to float in Irwin Mitchell strategy for 2016

first_imgNational firm Irwin Mitchell has vowed to continue growing in 2016 but appears to have backed away from plans to float on the stock exchange.The Irwin Mitchell Holdings Limited group’s accounts show profit before tax increased 6% in 2014/15 to £18.1m.Group revenues also increased by 4% to £211m for the year, which ended on 30 April 2015.The company has been strongly linked with a listing on the stock market for several years, and it is understood this is still an option being considered for the future.But the annual report makes no mention of an IPO despite outlining plans to expand further this year.‘The directors plan to grow all areas of the business during FY16 through a combination of further recruitment, investment in the Irwin Mitchell brand, organic growth and further M&A activity as opportunities allow.’Despite it being an option since the Legal Services Act was enacted, Gateley is the only existing UK law firm to have opted to float on the stock exchange. The likes of Simpson Millar and NewLaw have joined listed groups as subsidiaries, while Slater and Gordon is listed on the Australian stock market.During 2014/15, Irwin Mitchell agreed with insurer esure to establish a subsidiary business, IMe Law, and extended its interests with the acquisition of private wealth specialist Berkeley Law Limited in a deal worth around £8m. Since April 2015, the company has also acquired the commercial debt recovery operations of P&A Receivables Services and top-100 firm Thomas Eggar.The accounts outline that income increases reflected growth in the complex personal injury and business legal services divisions, and were in part offset by a further decline in volume PI revenues.In order to ensure sufficient funds for ongoing operations and future developments, the group negotiated a four-year borrowing arrangement running until March 2018 comprising a £45m revolving credit facility and a £15m overdraft.By April 2015, the group had debts totalling £227m (up from £188m in April 2014) and owed £167m to creditors within one year (up from £143m in 2014).Staff numbers increased from 1,256 to 1,351. Directors’ remuneration fell from £3.23m to £2.84m, with the highest-paid director seeing their remuneration fall from £1.2m to £849,000.last_img read more

Magic circle partner set to become Law Society president

first_imgSimon Davis 2017His victory means he will take office as deputy vice president in July, becoming vice president in 2018 and president in 2019.Davis said: ‘It is a great privilege to have been elected to represent the profession. I intend to represent the Law Society’s broad spread of members as I represent my clients – finding out and resolving the challenges they face, permitting our members in turn to devote their energies to representing the clients who depend on them.’The last magic circle solicitor to be president was John Wotton, a consultant at Allen & Overy, who served in 2011-12. Robert Bourns, current president of the Law Society, said: ‘I congratulate Simon, who emerged as the winner from an extremely strong field of candidates. I wish him all the very best for his three years as an office holder.’Vice president Joe Egan will take over from Bourns in July with Christina Blacklaws, current deputy vice president, taking up the role of vice president. A partner at a magic circle firm is on course to be President of the Law Society. Simon Davis, a commercial litigation partner in the London office of Clifford Chance, has won the 2017 presidential election, the Society announced today. last_img read more

Two-part documentary Welcome To HMP Belmarsh With Ross Kemp begins Thursday on ITV

first_img Credit: Twofour / ITV Credit: Twofour / ITV Credit: Twofour / ITV Credit: Twofour / ITV Credit: Twofour / ITV Credit: Twofour / ITV Ross Kemp is back with another documentary, this time it’s a two-parter called Welcome to HMP Belmarsh on ITV.The series goes inside the walls of HMP Belmarsh with Ross Kemp to offer a sharp insight into the harsh realities of life behind bars at arguably the country’s most notorious jail.Watch the trailer below:The series gives you full access to the South East London prison for the first time. Ross went inside the jail over a period of six months to find out what life is really like in the maximum security lock-up.The prison has housed the country’s most dangerous – and infamous – convicts. Cameras follow Ross as he explores how prisoners and staff cope with high-profile inmates, extremists and common criminals living side-by-side, goes inside the High Security Unit – the only ‘prison within a prison’ in England and Wales – experiences the effect drugs can have on prisoners, and gets an insight into Belmarsh’s efforts to rehabilitate inmates.He also sees how this complex prison operates as a violent protest unfolds outside, gaining a full-access close insight into life for staff and prisoners while it goes into lockdown.Welcome To HMP Belmarsh With Ross Kemp begins at 9pm Thursday 9th January 2020 on ITV. Preview the first episode with our gallery below:center_img Credit: Twofour / ITV Credit: Twofour / ITV Credit: Twofour / ITV Credit: Twofour / ITV Credit: Twofour / ITVlast_img read more

The Trouble With Maggie Cole episode 6 preview

first_img Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV The Trouble With Maggie Cole reaches its conclusion next week.If you want to avoid spoilers for The Trouble With Maggie Cole, stop reading now.In the latest episode Maggie (Dawn French) decided to make amends with Brian (Lee Boardman) as she took time out to deal with her only family secret being splashed all over the local newspaper. It transpired that it was Karen (Vicki Pepperdine) who betrayed Peter’s (Mark Heap) confidence by spilling the beans about Jamie’s (Phil Dunster) past in a bid to win him from Maggie.Jill (Julie Hesmondhalgh) caught Karen making a move on Peter but thought the two were having an affair, putting her in a very difficult situation.Meanwhile Alex (Arthur McBain) used Roxy (Emily Reid) to gain access to Kelly’s (Kerry Howard) home as he searched for his missing money. Once he found out it had been burned, he raced off leaving Roxy and Kerry’s son terrified.Read the full The Trouble With Maggie Cole episode 5 recapThe synopsis for episode 6 is:It’s the day of the village celebrations, Roxanna is still terrified by Alex’s alarming behaviour last night and is desperate to get to him before he confronts the money lenders.Jill is shaken from witnessing Peter and Karen kissing and wonders if she should tell Maggie what’s happened?Maggie is only concerned with re-uniting with her own family and heads to the celebrations with Becka to meet them. As all the villagers gather for the fete, a sudden shocking series of events are put in motion that could potentially cost the life of one beloved character and change everyone else’s in Thurlbury forever.The Trouble With Maggie Cole concludes at 9pm Wednesday on ITV. Preview the final episode with our gallery below: Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITVcenter_img Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITV Credit: Genial Productions / ITVlast_img read more

GUID NYCHBURRIS 2016 RIDE OUT DATES

first_imgFull route Lists and DatesFriday 20th May 6.30pm (Leaving Huntingdon Market)WOODLANDSLeaves Huntingdon MarketHuntingdon Road, St Mary’s StreetShakespeare Street, Nith PlaceDockhead, St Michael’s BridgeTroqueer Road, Moat RoadStark Crescent, Holm AvenueRosefield Road, Rydale RoadSolway Drive, Pleasance AvenueChurch Street, Howgate StreetTerregles Road, Hardthorn RoadWoodlandsMR CLARK’S FIELDHolywood Village, Hardlawbank Ford(Weather levels permitting)College Road, Priory RoadPriory Avenue, Glasgow RoadGlasgow Street, Buccleuch StreetLovers Walk, Station RoadSt Mary’s Street, Huntingdon RoadHuntingdon Market Tuesday 31st May 7.oopm (Leaving Huntingdon Market)OVERBANKSLeaves Huntingdon MarketHuntingdon Road, St Mary’s StreetShakespeare Street, High Street, Buccleuch Street, LaurieknoweDalbeattie RoadGoldielea Nursing HomeOVERBANKSWest Hills Farm, Garroch LoaningDalbeattie Road, Park RoadPleasance Avenue, St Michael’s BridgeBrooms Road, Leafield RoadSt Mary’s Street, Huntingdon RoadHuntingdon Market.Friday 3rd June 7.00pm (Leaving Huntingdon Market)DOUIEVALELeaves Huntingdon MarketHuntingdon Road, Lockerbie Road, Forest Road, Tinwald Downs Road, Catherinefield Road, Barton HouseDOUIEVALEAnnan Road, Brasswell (Up the gallop)Georgetown Road, Greenbrae LoaningLockerbie Road, Huntingdon RoadHuntingdon Market. Sunday 5th June 2.00pm (Leaving Park Farm)BELTON HILL (Formerly Hillcrest)Leaves Park Farm ShowfieldNew Abbey Road, Dalbeattie Road,Old Military Road, Overbanks(Over the Gallop)Kirkbrae, Lochfoot RoadNunlandBELTON HILLCollochan(Through field- weather /farmer permitting)Braecroft, TerreglesTerregles Road, LaurieknoweNew Abbey Road,Park Farm Showfield.Tuesday 7th June 6.30pm (Leaving Huntingdon Market)INGLESTONLeaves Huntingdon MarketHuntingdon Road, St Mary’s StreetShakespeare Street, Nith PlaceWhitesands, Glasgow RoadLochside Road, Alloway RoadHardthorn Road (up track)INGLESTON(Down track) Please note we will not be going into river. WoodlandsIrongray Road, Newton RoadLochside Road, Glasgow RoadGlasgow Street, Buccleuch StreetAcademy Street, Lovers WalkStation Road, St Mary’s StreetHuntingdon Road, Huntingdon Market.Sunday 12th June 2.00pm (Leaving Park Farm)MABIELeaves Park Farm ShowfieldNew Abbey Road, Dalbeattie RoadOld Military Road, Lochfoot RoadOverbanks (over gallop), LochanheadMabie ForestMABIE HOUSE HOTELNew Abbey Road, Cargenholm Nursing Home, Park Farm Showfield.Thursday 16th June 7.00pm (Leaving Huntingdon Market)Cornet’s Supper Ride Out (KINGHOLM)Leaves Huntingdon MarketHuntingdon Road, Lockerbie RoadBalmoral Road, Brooms RoadSt Michael’s Street, Craigs RoadMaidenbower, Bankend RoadCrichton Grounds, Glencaple RoadKingholm Quay (Gallop)St Michael’s Street, Brooms RoadLeafield Road, St Mary’s StreetHuntingdon Road, Huntingdon Market.Ride outs commence prompt at the times listed above.Riders are requested to be ready at start point 15 minutes before each ride out.Riders take part in the ride outs at their own risk and should have adequate insurance cover. Dumfries Cornets Club, the Guid Nychburris Festival Association and land owners accept NO responsibility for loss or damage.Instructions from the Director of Riding and Stewards MUST be followed at ALL times.Riders and followers are reminded that participating / following the ride out is entirely t their own risk. Although precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of all, Guid Nychburris Festival Association and Dumfries Cornets Club do not accept liability for any injury or damage caused during the ride outs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries Cornets club have announced the Dates and routes for all the 2016 Guid Nychburris ride outs that will be lead by this years Cornet Elect Jordan McLatchie , Cornet’s Lass Elect Rebecca Nelson. Full details of each ride out are listed below. We will post each one nearer the time on Facebook as a reminder too. Tuesday 24th May 7.00pm (Leaving Huntingdon Market)NETHERWOODLeaves Huntingdon MarketHuntingdon Road, Lockerbie RoadGreenbrae Loaning, Georgetown RoadCraigs Road, Hightown of Craigs Farm(Up the gallop)Bankend Road, Stanehouse LoaningGlencaple RoadNETHERWOOD FARMGlencaple Road, St Michael’s StreetBrooms Road, Leafield RoadAnnan Road, St Mary’s StreetHuntingdon Road, Huntingdon Market.Sunday 29th May 2.oopm (Leaving Huntingdon Market)TINWALD SHAWSLeaves Huntingdon Market,Huntingdon Road, Moffat Road, Edinburgh Road, Auchencrieff Road, Knowehead Road, Quarry Road, Edinburgh Road, Jericho Bridge, TinwaldTINWALD SHAWSShieldhill Road, TorthorwaldLockerbie Road, Huntingdon RoadHuntingdon Market.last_img read more

Police Scotland’s Summer Drink Drive Campaign

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland’s two-week Summer Drink Drive Campaign began on the 29th June 2018,Police are warning drivers to leave their car at home when enjoying a drink during the summer months.A Police spokesperson said “Over the next two weeks, we will be conducting intelligence-led high visibility patrols and roadside checks to detect those driving under the influence of drink or drugs. Officers will also be looking out for early morning motorists that may still be under the influence from the night before.Last year 5,791 drivers were detected being over the limit. It was only slightly less than the previous year (5,887) but a high proportion of drivers are still putting themselves and others at risk of being killed or seriously injured. Police Scotland is committed to achieving the Scottish Government’s 2020 casualty reduction targets by tackling the risks associated with drink/drug driving.”Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams said: “For many of us, the holiday season is just about to start so if you’re heading out to socialise and will be drinking alcohol please consider ‘how am I going to get home?’ Whether it’s walking, catching the bus or train or arranging to share a taxi, please keep your car keys in your pocket. Help us to keep our roads safe for everyone this summer.”Humza Yousaf, Justice Secretary said: “Most drivers understand the real damage that can be caused to themselves and others by drink driving. However, it is shocking that there remains a persistent minority who continue to disregard the law and the welfare of other road users.“This is a timely campaign by Police Scotland as summer begins and we continue to enjoy the longer evenings, better weather, and a host of exciting sporting events including football, golf and tennis. The message from me and all road safety partners is clear – when it comes to drinking and driving, the best advice is none.“It is a minimum 12 month driving ban if you are caught, a criminal record, a substantial fine and the possibility of a prison sentence. Drink driving wrecks lives, so it is simply not worth it for the sake of one drink. Please plan ahead, think about how you are getting home and continue to respect the law, other road users and yourself.“last_img read more

2 Dominicans to participate in young leaders fellowship program

first_img Sharing is caring! LocalNewsRegional 2 Dominicans to participate in young leaders fellowship program by: – September 5, 2016 Share Share Tweetcenter_img 464 Views   no discussions Share Two Dominican entrepreneurs will travel to the United States in October to participate in the First ever Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program.Lynworth Mitchell of Portsmouth and Valarie Honoré of Woodford Hill will participate in a five-week YLAI Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. President Barak Obama launched YLAI last year to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society innovators in Latin America and the Caribbean. The inaugural YLAI class brings 250 promising young business and social entrepreneurs to invest in and accelerate the work of young leaders who are making their communities and countries more prosperous and secure. Through the YLAI Entrepreneurship Institute and the individualized Fellowships, YLAI Professional Fellows will build networks, linkages and lasting partnerships to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures. Lynworth Mitchell(photo credit: brbptv.com)The Fellows will participate in:• Four-week Fellowship: With U.S. fellowship hosts in their field of expertise, Fellows will gain valuable professional development skills at entrepreneurial organizations or companies across the U.S. and work jointly on a venture Action Plan to be implemented upon Fellows’ return to their home countries. They will also have the opportunity to learn from their U.S. counterparts by job-shadowing and participating in day-to-day operations at American organizations.• Washington, D.C., Summit: YLAI Professional Fellows will participate in a three-day conference and networking event with top U.S. government officials as well as global public, private and nonprofit leaders.• YLAI Entrepreneurship Institute: YLAI Professional Fellows expand their leadership, entrepreneurial and management skills and knowledge through online and in-person trainings that complement their U.S. Fellowship.• Sustained Engagement Post Fellowship: After successful completion of the U.S. Fellowship and YLAI Entrepreneurship Institute, YLAI Professional Fellows will continue their collaboration with U.S. partners and have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, mentorships, networking and alumni activities. YLAI Professional Fellows will be eligible for Innovation Small Grants to fund startup or scaling activities, Travel Grants to conferences, and a chance to welcome a Fellowship Host to their country to share expertise and expand the hosts’ understanding of the entrepreneurship climate in YLAI Professional Fellows’ home countries.Valarie-Sherry Honoré is a Social Entrepreneur and Program Officer for the East Dominica Children’s Federation; a non-profit organization which focuses on improving the well-being of Children and Youth in Dominica.Through the Federation, Valarie develops and implements programs and activities focused on areas such as Child Rights, Child Assault Prevention, Education Enhancement and Youth Empowerment, She will represent the establishment of a National Youth Volunteers Network; seeking to create a platform to facilitate the holistic development, inclusion and empowerment of Youth through Volunteerism.Honoré, a Community Youth Leader who works to empower Youth to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change, has a background in Business Administration and has Co-Founded a Business Support Service Organization and a Youth Cooperative focused on socioeconomic empowerment of Youth through Agriculture. Lynworth Mitchell is the CEO and Founder of the Caribbean-based videography media company known as Myst.Productionz (BrBpTV), which started in 2010. Mitchell turned his passion towards showcasing events and talented individuals who make a positive impact in their environment through the use of videography via MystProductionz and media via BrBpTV. BrBpTV stands for Be Real Be Positive Television and showcases real individuals doing positive things through Entertainment, Nature, Culture, and Individualism. MystProductionz utilizes the art-form of videography to produce videos in the public eye, such as music videos and live performances, as well as for private events, such as weddings. Mitchell has a Bachelor’s Degree in Small Business and Entrepreneurship and won the Most Outstanding Youth in Media by the National Youth Council of Dominica for 2015-2016. The 2016 YLAI Professional Fellows participated in a competitive application process. The selection team received nearly 4,000 applications for this Presidential program. The selected entrepreneurs represent 35 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and focus on topics including, but not limited to, agriculture, clean energy, consulting, e-commerce, education, entrepreneurship development and support, food and beverage, food security, health care, hospitality, LGBTQ, marketing and branding, mobile applications, and women and youth empowerment.last_img read more

Tropical Smoothie Cafe may move to Farmington strip center

first_imgFarmington planning commissioners got a first look Monday at plans to bring a Tropical Smoothie Cafe to the World Wide Center, located at Grand River and Whitacre.Architect Scott Monchnik said the restaurant will occupy a new 1700-square-foot building on the east end of the parking lot. The proposal also includes a new facade on the main building, roof replacement, a new monument sign, and parking lot repairs.The owner submitted plans to revitalize the center in 2014, but approvals expired. Monchnik said that adding the outlot will allow the owner to secure financing and hopefully lead to a “new tenant mix and new life can be instilled into the existing project.”“It’s an older building, an older development,” Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen said. “There’s been a need for building maintenance for some time.”Commissioner Cathi Waun asked why outbuilding was placed on the east side, which is closer to the residential street and adjacent Panera Bread. Monchnik said the lease for the tenant on the west side did not allow for placement there.Commissioner David Gronbach noted the poor condition of parking lot and the lack of a landscaping plan to address removal of trees from the boulevard along Grand River.“The existing trees are old and very, very full, which makes it a little bit hard to see the center,” Monchnik said, adding that new trees will be planted in the parking lot islands.Gronbach also commented on narrow sidewalks and the lack of handicap access ramps. Christiansen said older strip malls were built in different times, to different standards. Bumping out the sidewalk would require reconfiguring the parking lot.“That can limit the owner’s willingness to do some of these things, so we have to work together,” he said.Christiansen said plans show a shortage of parking spaces overall and stacking spaces for the drive-through window. The city is also working with the owner to improve a screening wall that separates the back of the building from the neighborhood and to provide trash enclosures.Commissioner Steve Majoros noted the “ton of cost” in the proposed improvements and asked what would keep the owner from just putting up the outbuilding.“The guarantee you have is through the permit process and the financial guarantees that are provided,” Christiansen said. “If there’s nothing done… properties have a responsibility to follow the property maintenance code, and we have to follow up with code enforcement.”Comments from the Planning Commission meeting will be worked into a revised site plan. Before final review, the proponent must request the variance on parking requirements; Christiansen expects that to happen at the July Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more