PowerCell receives follow-on order

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Valmec to deliver hydrogen facility

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Meet the speakers: Rodd Palon

first_imgRodd was born in Cambridge, United Kingdom, to a US Air Force family then later moved to California in the USA, where he became a two-time All-American 400 metres hurdler.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Rodd Palon Rodd has 30 years of executive management in the demolition and environmental remediation industries.In 1996, he founded Two Rivers Demolition, which was first ranked on KHL’s list of the 100 largest demolition companies in the world in only its seventh year in existence, was shortlisted for the 2015 World Demolition Summit Industrial Project of the Year Award, and has completed more than US$150 million in demolition and asbestos abatement work.He is currently the chairperson of the Sacramento Region Business I-PAC, has served on the National Board of Directors of the Construction Materials Recycling Association (now the CDRA), as vice president of the Sacramento Chapter of the American Subcontractors Association, and was an advisor to the Governor’s Office of the Miyagi Prefecture in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami in that country.last_img read more

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Super-regulator appoints new chief executive

first_imgThe Legal Services Board has appointed Richard Moriarty as its next chief executive.Moriarty will join the umbrella regulator in early 2015 from water company Affinity Water, where he is currently director of regulation.He will replace outgoing chief executive Chris Kenny, who will leave the role next month to join the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland.Previously Moriarty, who has spent his career in regulated sectors, was director of economic regulation and competition policy at the Civil Aviation Authority.LSB chair Mike Pitt said Moriarty’s regulatory experience will help serve legal services providers and consumers alike and ‘make him well-placed to lead the LSB as it enters its next phase’.Moriarty said: ‘We all have an interest in a successful legal services market, as confidence in it underpins our democracy, economy and a wider public interest. I look forward to working closely with all those that have an interest in our legal sector to ensure it remains admired at home and abroad by delivering for consumers and by being innovative, vibrant and effective.’last_img read more

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Eurostar restructuring closer

first_imgEUROPE: A framework agreement enabling the final stages of the restructuring of Eurostar from a partnership into a corporate entity has been signed by the three national shareholders SNCF, SNCB and London & Continental Railways.Announcing the move on April 12, recently-appointed Eurostar CEO Nicolas Petrovic said ‘I am very pleased that we are moving closer to the new corporate structure which will streamline decision-making, deliver consistency of service standards across the three countries and ensure that the business is well placed to compete in an open-access world’. During Quarter 1 of 2010, Eurostar saw passenger-journeys grow by 5% year on year to reach 2 million, with revenue up by 6% to £178m. However, services were still subject to significant delay during the first seven weeks of Q1 2009 as Eurotunnel repaired fire damage. The number of leisure passengers increased by 6% in Q1 2010 to 1?76 million, 88% of the total. According to Eurostar, ‘the bottoming-out of the business market that began in the latter part of last year continued in the first quarter’, with sales revenue ‘broadly the same as in Q4 2009’.last_img read more

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Jakarta airport rail link inaugurated

first_imgINDONESIA: The 36·4 km rail link to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport began full commercial operation on January 2, following a formal inauguration by President Joko Widodo. Trial services had been launched on December 26 to promote the new line.A 12 km branch has been built to connect the airport station with the national rail network at Batu Ceper, from where trains operate over existing tracks to reach the capital. Construction of the branch began in mid-2015, after PT KAI’s airport express subsidiary PT Railink negotiated syndicated loans totalling US$155m from four banks to fund the project, although the bulk of the financing has come from the state. A fleet of 10 trainsets is being supplied by PT Inka and Bombardier, of which the first was delivered in August 2017.At present Railink is operating an hourly service from 06.00 to 23.00, although a 15 min interval service is envisaged in the future. Trains from SHIA call at Batu Ceper and Duri, where they reverse to reach the new Sudirman Baru station at BNI City, which is the current temporary terminus. Connections with the suburban network are provided at Duri for passengers to and from Kampung Bandang and Jakarta Kota. End-to-end journey time is 55 min, and the flat fare is 70 000 rupiah.Airport express services are due to be extended to Manggarai in 2019, following the completion of reconstruction work at this key hub on the south side of the city. In the meantime, a feeder bus connects the airport trains at Sudirman Baru with locations in the city centre, including the main inter-city station at Gambir.Speaking at the inauguration, Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said three more airport rail links would be opened this year. Services to Padang’s Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II airport in western Sumatra and Palembang’s Minangkabau airport in southern Sumatra are expected to begin running in May, while that to Surakarta’s Adi Sumarmo airport in central Java will follow in November. Railink already operates the country’s first airport express service between Medan and Kuala Namu airport in eastern Sumatra.last_img read more

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Barbados rejects ‘money laundering country’ label

first_imgThe Barbados government has described as “misleading” the decision by the United States to list the island as a major money laundering base.Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite said that “Barbados is duty bound to state its position on this finding, which it considers to be misleading”.The statement issued by the Office of the Attorney General noted that Bridgetown had become aware of the 2016 report by the US State Department naming Barbados among a number of countries which Washington regards as major money laundering countries.“In respect of Barbados, the report cited a number of generic methods of money laundering that may be found in any country.  While the areas of criminal activity cited are present in the country, Barbados’ best intelligence does not support the view that they are at proportions which would have a significant impact on the local economy, or cause the faintest ripple in the international financial sector.”The statement said that Barbados has deployed significant resources to combat criminal activity of every description. In particular, major resources have been directed to combating financial crime, including money laundering and fraud.The statement from the Office of the Attorney General noted that the illegal drugs trade is the crime which is of greatest concern in the country.“This trade gives birth to other criminal activity. For instance, it is believed that the importation and use of unlicensed firearms is closely connected to the drugs trade. The drugs trade is also the most profitable acquisitive crime on the island; hence, it has potential implications for the financial sector. These threats are understood and are being addressed with some degree of success.”“This emphasis was thought necessary because the competent authorities have recognized that the trade in illegal drugs and its offshoots have the greatest potential to distort the local economy.  However, there is a big gap between potential and actuality.  Policies and programmes are in place to ensure that this potential never becomes reality.”last_img read more

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Muslim Brotherhood Supporters stage 3 marches in Alexandria

first_imgEarlier dozens of supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood blocked a main road in Bahtim, Qalyubiya early Monday, burning car tires before fleeing away, according to the province’s security department.Egypt’s security services have been placed on high alert for potential anti-government protests marking the fifth anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak. Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood supporters, mostly women, staged three marches in Alexandria early Monday morning to commemorate the January 25 Revolution.  The three marches kicked off from al-Raml, al-Amreya and Borg al-Arab areas. They raised images for toppled President Mohamed Morsi, the Rabaa sign, and yellow balloons. They chanted slogans against the armed forces and the police and demanded the release of detainees.last_img read more

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