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London faces 100,000 home shortfall

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Who’s suing whom

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Collett adds Manoovr

first_imgHLPFI reported in October 2015 that Nooteboom had launched its new Manoovr trailer.The Manoovr low loader features an adjustable platform height from 920 mm to 780 mm, as well as unique suspension and a 70 degree steering angle. The pendulum axles allow an axle load of 12 tonnes, which Collett says is the highest permitted axle load in Europe.With a 100-tonne capacity and a bed that can be extended from 12 m to 30.35 m, Collett says that its latest addition provides the company with an adaptable solution for heavy transport projects in an increasingly demanding industry. Nooteboom’s Manoovr trailer. Meanwhile, Collett also completed the delivery of 18 loads, with a combined total weight of 600 tonnes, for the development of the Sinfin waste treatment plant in Derby.Collett was called upon by freight forwarding company Expeditors to handle the transport. The consignment was shipped from the manufacturer in Portugal to the UK Port of Goole on board the vessel Fehn Courage.In Goole, Collett oversaw all marine agency and stevedoring services, as well as the discharge of the 18 units using a 500-tonne capacity crane. Each piece was then lifted on to trailers for transport to Collett’s depot in Goole, where the cargo was stored before its delivery to the site. Once the plant was ready to receive the equipment, Collett began the transport of all 18 pieces of cargo to the Sinfin site. The heaviest loads – weighing in at 80 tonnes each – required some careful route navigation due to tight residential streets and a number of bridges, explained the company. read more

Grenada PM wants more strategic US-Caribbean relations

first_imgGEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – The Grenada government says it does not believe that the United States has treated the Caribbean as strategically important as it should.A government statement said Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell met last weekend with the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States Department of State, Julie Chung and cited a need for more engagement between the United States and Caribbean governments.“Historically, Grenada and the United States have had good relations but I do not think the US has treated the Caribbean as strategically important as it should.Washington remains committed to the Caribbean “There have been periods of active engagement, particularly after Hurricane Ivan in 2004 but regional leaders feel there is a need for greater engagement with the United States,” Mitchell is quoted as saying The statement quoted Chung as giving assurances that Washington is committed to ongoing relations with the Caribbean, making reference to the US strategy for engagement in the region, dubbed “Caribbean 2020,” which is designed to increase the security, prosperity and well- being of the people of the US and the Caribbean.“As part of the Caribbean 2020 initiative, we are looking at very specific events to showcase how the partnership goes beyond security.Security and econ prosperity are top priorities“Security is very important and we will continue with that, but beyond that, economic prosperity is also important, creating jobs and thinking about the next generation of leaders,” said Chung, who was accompanied by US Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS,  Linda Swartz Taglialatela..Mitchell welcomed the potential prospects for improved relations with the United States, saying a priority area for Grenada would be training opportunities that can help to further empower young people.“We have a very youthful population and I think what exists here is somewhat replicated around the region. The challenge is how do you empower these young people to help themselves and their society. Training is a fundamental aspect of this and it has implications for security as well, as more young people will be engaged in positive activities,” he said.The statement said that the meeting also discussed the current situation in Venezuela where Washington is backing efforts by the opposition to oust President Nicolas Maduro from office.The statement said that Prime Minister Mitchell reinforced the position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) which has continuously advocated non-interference in the internal affairs of the country as well as meaningful dialogue leading to agreement on how best to resolve the crisis.last_img read more

NYU Wireless Researchers are Helping the FCC Shape the 5G Standard

first_imgNYU WIRELESS is the first university center to combine wireless engineering, computing, and medical applications research all under one roof. This center is home to unprecedented experimentation with mmWave spectrum, including pioneering research on propagation measurements, radio channel modeling, system simulation and antenna technology. The center, led by Professor Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, answered a call for input by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help shape 5G, the ultra-fast future of wireless communications. They gave a comprehensive set of recommendations to assure that the United States remains both innovative and competitive in the fierce global race to develop technologies to meet the demand for mobile data.The per-user consumer demand for mobile content is on pace to increase between 60 and 100 percent each year for the foreseeable future, placing impossible burdens on the grossly overextended spectrum utilized by today’s mobile technologies. Current mobile services rely on spectrum below 3 GHz, offering transfer rates at tens of megabits per second (4G/LTE).By contrast, the mmWave occupies frequencies from 30 to 300 GHz, many times higher than frequencies in which today’s cellular systems operate. In this new spectrum, much wider radio channels can be used, and services promises to be much faster. The NYU WIRELESS researchers explain it will support high-bandwidth content at speeds exceeding 10 gigabits per second—a thousand times today’s current mobile phone download speeds. These speeds will be needed for cloud-based applications and to support new technologies as autonomous cars, wireless medical devices, and the Internet of Things—the growing web of interconnected digital devices for the home and office. The researchers point out that their recommendations could allow current cellphone carriers to keep up with demand while spawning new local carriers and new content distribution models as well as technology breakthroughs.The FCC’s development of an effective strategy for unleashing the mmWave spectrum has wide implications, both domestic and global. Rappaport and his NYU WIRELESS colleagues outline their recommendations to guide this process, which fall into three main areas: global competitiveness and regulation, safety, and feasibility and timing.last_img read more

Deadline for Nominating Teachers Today

first_imgTo nominate a teacher who has shown patterns of excellence, click here. Patience: “Last year we had Barbara Veeck and she was a special education resource teacher at West Homer Elementary, she’s also a West Homer ski program coach. She was recognized for 33 years of education experience and was recognized as the BP teacher of excellence. We have a local community committee that helps choose different nominations from the teachers every year and last year we had five Kenai Peninsula teachers recognized.  It varies year to year but each of those teachers wins a $500 gift card their school gets a $500 matching grant.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today is the last day to nominate local teachers for patterns of excellence. The 20th annual BP Teachers of Excellence Award nominations are celebrating the 620 teachers from across the state who have been recognized since the program was created. Dawn Patience with BP spoke about the Kenai Peninsula’s nominations last year.last_img read more

Fish Bill Testimony Runs Overtime

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Earlier this morning the Senate State Affairs Committee took testimony on Sen. Bill Stoltze’s bill, which would prioritize the personal use fishery over others during times of low abundance. But Homer commercial fisherman Wes Humberg said there are intrinsic problems with the dipnet fishery that need to be addressed before this bill should be considered… Humberg: “They have taken and now they charge people to go dip netting in the Kenai River. That’s another commercial enterprise against the commercial drift fleet or the set netters. Now we’ve got guys building dip nets. That’s another commercial enterprise going on. I don’t begrudge anybody for taking their salmon, but let’s get it down to the point where we quite shipping this fish out of the state. Millions and millions of pounds of salmon leaving here. How much fish does a person need? If you need 200 salmon to feed your family, more power to you.” Sen. Stoltze(R-Chugiak): “By and large I’m a huge supporter of the commercial fishing industry. I see the vibrance, vitality, and economic importance of the commercial fishing industry and I’m very proud, I was reappointed, I’m starting my ninth year serving on the Seafood Marketing Board. The only committee I requested of all the committees we have an opportunity to serve on. I didn’t try and find a sportfish committee, I found one that really benefits our state’s economy and the commercial fish, so it’s not an either/or. It really gives some more tools to address an  Alaskan-ization of our fisheries.” Testimony ran overtime, the bill will be scheduled for another hearing.last_img read more

Bettman: Predators will stay in Nashville

first_imgBettman said he met with Balsillie last week and asked whether the co-CEO of Blackberry makers Research in Motion Ltd. had intentions to relocate the franchise.“He told me that he did not,” Bettman said before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals between Ottawa and Anaheim. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday that even if the sale of the Nashville Predators goes through, the franchise “is not going anywhere.”Craig Leipold has signed a letter of intent to sell the Predators to Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie for $220 million after losing $70 million in 10 years of ownership.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img

Alaska National Guard, Red Cross, And Oil Companies Offer Assistance In Hurricane Harvey Efforts

first_imgFor the full story: Alaskans can help by visiting, calling 800-RED-CROSS, or texting “HARVEY” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Governor Walker: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Texas as they deal with historic flooding and damage from Hurricane Harvey. I’ll never forget how big of an impact small acts of kindness meant to Valdez after the 1964 earthquake. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, I want to extend to Texas the Alaskan spirit of pulling together, and offer help.” Hurricane Harvey flooded into the Texas coast over the weekend as one of the most powerful hurricanes to strike the United States in recent years leading to thousands of rescues of flood victims in Houston and surrounding areas.center_img The Red Cross of Alaska is also deploying volunteers, and donations to victims with help from the oil industry that connects Texas and Alaska. ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips, are among those companies that have provided support. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska National Guard personnel have already been deployed to assist with recovery, response, and rescues to help in the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.Joshua Jasper with JBER: “Members of the Alaska Air National Guard 176th Wing left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Monday to provide humanitarian support. A C-130 Hercules cargo plane was headed to Moffett Air Field, California, to provide support.”last_img read more

Four Rebels make midseason All-American teams

first_imgOXFORD — No. 3 Ole Miss has the midseason All-Americans to match its high national ranking.The Rebels’ put two players on’s midseason All-American team, and have three on Sports on Earth’s list.Left tackle Laremy Tunsil is the consensus first-team pick. The sophomore has been the foundation of Ole Miss’ revamped offensive line, a force in pass blocking that has made substantial improvement as a run blocker.Ole Miss’ Wallace enters Heisman talksCornerback Senquez Golson was also named to the team. The senior has five interceptions this season, including a game-sealer against then-No. 3 Alabama. That’s just one of three that have been in the Ole Miss end zone, and his total five is second in the nation.Sports on Earth does not have Golson listed, but did include safety Cody Prewitt. Also a senior, Prewitt has 32 tackles (3.5 for a loss) this season for the Rebels. Prewitt has two interceptions, including a 75-yarder returned for a touchdown against Texas A&M last week. The returning All-American also has a pass breakup.Ole Miss’ Prewitt, Haynes earn SEC honorsDefensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche was a second-team pick by Sports on Earth. The sophomore does not have monster stats — 14 tackles, one sack and one quarterback hurry — but draws consistent double-teams and finds other ways to make an impact on the game (Prewitt’s interception was keyed by Nkemdiche’s rush of the quarterback).Sports on Earth also named coach Hugh Freeze No. 2 on its midseason coach of the year ballot.11:15 A.M. WEDNESDAY UPDATETwo more midseason All-American teams have come out from major publications, with three Rebels (Nkemdiche, Golson and Prewitt) all highlighted.CBS Sports put all three on its first team defense, and national college football writer Dennis Dodd labeled Prewitt as his defensive player of the year.Another writer, Jon Solomon, listed coach Hugh Freeze as his coach of the year (Dodd split the award between Freeze and Dan Mullen), and Jerry Hinnen labeled Golson as the most surprising player in the country.Dodd, Jerry Palm and Hinnen all had Ole Miss winning the national has Nkemdiche and Prewitt on its first team defense, and Golson on the second team.last_img read more