Lloyds to regear hotels for £300m

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Investment secured for Israeli fuel cell project

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Messer constructs medical headquarters in Austria

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Peak Scientific monitoring coronavirus

first_imgThe UK company has been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation on a daily basis to observe country-specific requirements for the implementation of the most effective local action plans.Peak Scientific said it is also creating additional protocols to ensure it continues to promote the health and safety of its customers, partners and employees.As of 11th March, Peak Scientific had implemented the following protocols:Restriction in staff travel to and around affected areasLimitations to visits to Peak offices, using telecommunications in place of face-to-face meetingsDeclarations upon arrival to Peak offices that visitors have not been to, or been in close contact with someone who has recently visited, affected regionsDeclaration that customer sites are Covid-free for the safety of our employees and to limit spread of the virusIncreased employee awareness of measures to help reduce spread of the virusReadiness to operate essential global support teams remotely/off-site to minimize transmission risk and ensure business continuity.“As a global business, our priority remains the continuity of supply and service to all of our customers, no matter where they are located, minimising any impact resulting from the outbreak,” the company said in a statement on its website.Read more: Coronavirus – what impact so far?Read more: Coronavirus likely to impact helium marketsAt the time of publishing, the UK has 596 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, up from 456 yesterday.last_img read more

Knaack-Krane buys Liebherr lift

first_imgThe 9-axle crane can travel on public roads with its complete telescopic boom at an axle load of 12 tonnes. It can self-erect at jobsites without the need for supporting crane capacity.”Our brand new 750-tonne mobile crane from Liebherr will enable us to enter into a completely new performance range,” said a Knaack-Krane spokesperson, adding that the company plans to use the new capacity on jobs in the construction and wind power industries. The crane’s high load capacity in terms of radii and hoist heights makes it ideal for jobs in these sectors, where ever-larger pre-fabricated components need to be moved and assembled.Immediately after its delivery, the LTM 1750-9.1 was deployed on a wind turbine assembly project at Stößen-Teuchern wind farm, near Leipzig.  www.liebherr.comwww.knaack-krane.delast_img read more

Scott Powerline adds Tadano Mantis crawler

first_imgThe 66-tonne capacity crane features a four-section, 118.1 ft (36.9 m) main boom, plus a 58.1 ft (17.1 m) bi-fold jib.The crane has already been mobilised on a 20 mile (32.1 km) powerline transmission construction project in Texas for Can-Fer Utility Services. www.mantiscranes.comwww.scottpowerline.comlast_img

Rail industry has cause for optimism, survey suggests

first_imgGLOBAL: A survey of 961 respondents across the rail, aviation and shipping industries by law firm Norton Rose has indicated that the rail industry is best placed to withstand the impact of the recession. Norton Rose launched its report detailing the results, entitled The Way Ahead for Transport, at an event in London on September 10. Of the 961 industry representatives questioned between June 17 and July 3 2009, 654 came from the rail industry, with around 150 each from shipping and aviation. The report suggests there is cross-industry consensus that rail is the mode most insulated from the economic downturn, with 79% of aviation respondents and 77% of shipping respondents agreeing with this view. It was shared by 87% of rail respondents.The report highlighted the importance of infrastructure investment as a driver of recovery, with all three sectors seeing this as the most useful focus of government investment, although respondents in the rail industry saw it as a much more urgent priority than those in the other sectors. In terms of traffic, 83% of rail respondents believed that there would be at most a 10% decline in passenger numbers in 2009 compared to the previous year, with 51% replying that the freight market would be worst affected by the recession. However, there were some unexpected responses in other areas. Gordon Hall, Transport Partner at Norton Rose, noted his surprise that a majority of respondents felt that EU law had had ‘little impact’ on their businesses. The survey was distributed within the rail industry by Railway Gazette International.last_img read more

The Script to release new album Sunsets & Full Moons in November

first_imgThe Script will release new album Sunsets & Full Moons on 8th November 2019.The set’s first single is The Last Time, which is available to stream and download now. You can pre-order a signed copy of the album from Amazon.co.uk now or head to the band’s official store to pre-order a variety of bundles.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Fans who pre-order the album from the official store by 5pm on Tuesday 15th October will receive access to a pre-sale for tickets for next year’s UK and European arena tour. The pre-sale opens at 9.30am on Wednesday 16th October, with tickets going on general sale at 9.30am on Friday 18th October.“I think it’s the most poignant record we’ve ever made,” asserts frontman Danny O’Donoghue. “Our music was always about being together with the audience, and writing about your own feelings, and sharing them”.The track listing for Sunsets & Full Moons is:1. Something Unreal2. The Last Time3. Run Through Walls4. If You Don’t Love Yourself5. Hurt People Hurt People6. Same Time7. Underdog8. The Hurt Game9. Hot Summer NightsThe full dates for the band’s headline 2020 tour are:February20th – UK, Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena21st – UK, Leeds, First Direct Arena22nd – UK, Manchester, Arena24th – UK, Bournemouth, International Centre25th – UK, Brighton, Centre26th – UK, Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena28th – UK, Birmingham Resorts World Arena29th – UK, London, The O2March3rd – UK, Belfast, SSE Arena6th – Ireland, Dublin, 3Arena7th – Ireland, Dublin, 3Arena9th – UK, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena10th – UK, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena12th – UK, Glasgow, The SSE Hydro13th – UK, Aberdeen, P&J Live Arena14th – UK, Newcastle, Utilita Arena16th – Germany, Cologne, Palladium17th – Denmark, Copenhagen, TAP119th – Belgium, Brussels, Forest National20th – Netherlands, Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome21st – Netherland, Amsterdam, Ziggo Domelast_img read more

‘What Can We Do Ourselves?’ Attitude May Save Dumfries

first_imgOver 100 people signed up to ‘The Dumfries Pledge’ in support of community development in the town and people also shared their stories of old Dumfries and contributed to the vision for a Midsteeple Quarter. Suggestions included a focus on the Whitesands as a tourist destination and entry point to the town, affordable live/work premises in the town centre to encourage new enterprises, bringing services like healthcare and education into the town centre and more of a focus on the history of the town, with Tour Guides and History Tours throughout the region. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInOver the 15th and 16th November, The Stove Network based in Dumfries, led a two-day event in the Bakers Oven on the towns High Street to talk to people about bold new plans for the town centre. Doonhamers offered the chance to buy back their High StreetMidsteeple Quarter is an innovative way to encourage people to live back in the town through a community-led company developing a section of the High Street as a live/work quarter. Over the past year The Stove has consulted with members of the community and a consensus has emerged that re-populating the town centre is a major part of any plan to bring new life back to the High Street. Matt Baker of Community Development Trust: The Stove Network, commented, “Over the last year we have noticed a real shift in attitudes – in the past people tended to look to the Council to do everything. Now the conversation has changed to ‘what can we do ourselves?’. This is a very positive change and one that has been confirmed by the number of local groups becoming part of the Midsteeple Quarter project – these include: Loreburn Community Council, Third Sector D&G, Unviversity of West of Scotland, NHS D&G, Crichton Institute, Upland, MakLab Dumfries and many more including the Council.” People’s comments and plans from the exhibition will be on show in the Stove Café from Tuesday 29th November for the town to continue to comment and get involved. The project recently received a boost at the beginning of this week with news of seed funding from The Scottish Government’s Activating Ideas Fund. This will allow the local community’s ideas to be taken to the next stage of reality and The Stove building will continue to be the information point for the project. Anyone interested in contributing or signing up to the Dumfries Pledge is encouraged to drop in or get in touch with The Stove – info@thestove.org. The Bakers Oven became a lively project hub over the 15th and 16th November, featuring a pop up living room, discussions and workshops. It also featured the exhibition, ‘People’s Dumfries’; a collection of Dumfries inspired artworks, including models of buildings within the town by Frank Brown. The Bakers Oven also played host to in house writer and Stove Curatorial Team Member, Martin Joseph O’Neill. Through the night of the 15th November, Martin spent 12 hours writing as part of ongoing project – Midnight Moonlight Smalltown Rain. Words and thoughts appeared in real time on the windows of the Bakers Oven. Come dawn, the story was complete.last_img read more

Egypt school head suspended over mosque attack simulation

first_imgEgyptians hold candles at a vigil outside the Syndicate of Journalists in memory of the victims of a bomb and gun assault in North Sinai province that killed over 300, Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 27, 2017. (AFP)The head of an Egyptian school was suspended after photos emerged showing a group of students acting out last week’s deadly attack on a Sinai mosque, an official said.Friday’s massacre during prayers in the North Sinai town of Rawda killed 305 people when suspected Islamic State group gunmen surrounded the mosque and opened fire.IS has not claimed the attack, one of the deadliest in Egypt’s history.Photos posted on social media showed students from a middle school in the Nile Delta simulating the attack in their school yard.Some were dressed as hooded attackers in black uniforms, carrying dummy weapons, while others played victims, lying on the ground in white clothes covered with red spots.“We suspended the director and the theatre group pending the outcome of an investigation”, education ministry official Ridha Hijazi told AFP.He said the investigation could lead to sanctions if it revealed that the activity was intended to incite violence.last_img read more