first_imgThe CV Show will be held at the NEC Birmingham towards the end of April. Some of its exhibitors are active in the passenger sector. Consider a visit if you haven’t done so already; it’s free to attendMellor CoachcraftL Displaying full low-floor Orion minibus at the CV ShowThe CV Show will be held at the NEC Birmingham on 24-26 April. Various OEMs, bodybuilders and converters will be present, as will suppliers in many other fields relevant to the passenger-carrying sector.Vehicle manufacturers exhibiting include Euromotive, Gowrings Mobility, Iveco, LDV UK and Ireland, MAN, Mellor, O&H, Stanford Coachworks, Treka Bus and Volkswagen.Mellor will display its low-floor Orion minibus on the Eberspächer stand (5F80). The Rochdale coachbuilder describes the Orion as its “star model”, and it is available in standard, Orion Plus and Orion Extra forms. It can carry up to five wheelchair users or 22 seated passengers.Treka Bus will also exhibit on Eberspächer’s stand, showing a high-capacity 22-seat Mercedes-Benz Sprinter conversion for London Hire. On its own stand (5F111), Treka will exhibit another conversion along with a coachbuilt Treka 16, also based on the Sprinter.LDV UK and Ireland (5F120) will display the 14-seat Mini B minibus conversion on the V80 base vehicle, while MAN Truck and Bus UK (5F10) and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (4G10) will show the TGE and New Crafter respectively, albeit not in passenger-carrying form.Accessible productsUnwin (5F100) will be among the accessible product suppliers present. Among its exhibits will be the BraunAbility A- and Q-series lifts. The former is aimed at the public transport market, while the latter offers a choice of fixed- or split-platform layout and is exceptionally quiet in operation. Unwin will also show its Innotrax flooring system, along with lockables, rear-mounted and wheelchair ramps, and occupant tie-downs,Cogent Seating (5H144) will display its range, and while Phoenix Seating will not have a stand of its own, its products will be viewable in various vehicles present.PLS (5D120) has a significant show ahead of it. An automatic platform extension of its cassette lift to facilitate hands-free operation (except handrail deployment) will be displayed, while it will also show a new powered fold-over ramp designed for urban low-floor vehicles.PLS will also launch a new i-Class inboard lift, targeted at the cost-effective end of the market. Joining it will be an Easy Access Lite inboard lift that is aimed at heavier-duty applications. Both are compatible with a new Doorsafe device, which will be unveiled at the show.Koller (4K58) will present its range of wheelchair and user restraint products, and it will also promote its training services.Heat, cool, cleanEberspächer’s stand will include its own products as well as vehicles. The Airtronic D2 and D4 air heaters have been revised to deliver reduced power consumption and a lower weight along with an extended service life. Webasto (5D10) will also have a stand with vehicles on it; Stanford Coachworks will be among those partners.Columbus UK (4E114) specialises in vehicles washing systems and it will display a product that allows almost 100% of water to be recycled. As a member of the water technology list, the wash is eligible for the enhanced capital allowance scheme, delivering cost-effectiveness.Another wash supplier, Wilcomatic, (4D71) will show cleaning solutions including rainwater harvesting and waste water reclaim systems. Its products also include jet and brush wash units.r2c Online will debut its Smart Inspect headset, for engineer productivityFleet management toolsMany technology suppliers will be present at the CV Show. Intelligent Telematics (4H70) will launch a multi-camera vehicle solution that identifies exactly what happens during a collision.The product does not use ‘real time’ data transmission. Instead, it records a pre-set amount of time before and after the incident.Centrad (3A61) already has a significant presence among coach and bus operators and it will be present at the show. Provision (4H120) will demonstrate a camera-based product in the form of its Command Centre, which allows vehicle tracking and easy footage retrieval.Smartwitness (4G80) will launch a range of products to combat driver distraction, and alcohol detection specialist Alcolock UK (4H04) will also be present.CheckedSafe (4E112) will unveil its fleet management and Earned Recognition (ER) dashboard. It allows documentation to be stored electronically, and the ER element generates the KPIs required by DVSA as part of the scheme’s administration.r2c Online (5J40) is set to launch perhaps one of the most radical product at the CV Show. Its Smart Inspect headset maximises productivity for vehicle technicians by delivering what the creator describes as ‘smart eyewear’ and voice control to direct them.Questions are read out, and engineers enter the relevant data by speaking into the headset’s microphone. Voice recognition transfers that to a recording system.And don’t forget…Many other suppliers, including tyre manufacturers, DPF cleaners and others, will be represented at the CV Show, and this listing is just a taster of those who are active in the PCV sector.Fleet and operations managers, particularly in the accessible minibus sector, will find much there that is relevant to them, and for those looking towards Earned Recognition, several exhibitors will be able to help them to advance.Registration is free, and the show is open from 0830-1730hrs on all three days. A show map can be found on the CV Show website, as can a full list of exhibitors.www.cvshow.comlast_img read more

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first_imgNews that Mexico is preparing to lift its ban on private sector energy investment could see many of the challenges that have resulted in the decline of the country’s oil production addressed, according to the US Energy Administration.In 2013 Mexico’s Congress approved an energy reform aimed at ending the 75-year long Pemex monopoly and allowing for greater foreign investment.The lifting of the ban, which is unlikely to come into place until legislation has been finalised in August 2014, will allow private companies to bid for profit-sharing contracts to explore and extract oil, as well as apply for permits for refining and transportation.The Mexican government suggested that allowing such investment would mean that third parties are able to help Pemex explore deep-water and other hard-to-reach areas that it cannot currently exploit.By opening up the country’s oil and gas industry to competition, Mexico hopes that projects and oil production rates will rise, which could provide those involved in the heavy lift and project forwarding industry with an array of new job opportunities in Central America.This week’s Friday Flyer is sponsored by Crowley Solutions, an organisation offering turn-key solutions for clients with marine infrastructure, offshore construction and marine cargo and logistics projects. Crowley provides project management, marine engineering, heavy lift barge transportation, ocean towing, marine project logistics, DP2 tugs to 150 tonnes and barges to 400 ft x 130 ft.In the corporate worldASCO Group reached an agreement to become the majority shareholder in Bonnie Rock Transport.SAL Heavy Lift signed a contract with Australia’s BAM Clough joint venture for the shipping and deployment of LNG and LPG product loading platforms for the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project.Whilst there remains some confusion over the NVOCC registration requirements that are required to comply with the Chinese Ministry of Transport regulations. However, the British International Freight Association says that based on legal advice received it is of the opinion that a freight forwarder based outside of China, which has negotiated rates with the local office of a carrier and makes a booking via that carrier does not need to register with the SSE if it uses a SSE-registered Chinese NVOCC to complete the housebill of lading, and so forth.Capacity developmentsMessina Line upgraded its West Mediterranean – West Africa ro-ro service via a vessel sharing agreement with Marguisa.RMR Shipping chose London Thamesport to handle the UK call of its new northwest Europe – West Africa ro-ro service.Safmarine MPV also enhanced its Europe – West Africa service with the launch of ENERGY – a shipping service dedicated to the oil and gas industry.Modulift designed and developed the world’s highest capacity single point lifting beam.Speaking at AirBridgeCargo’s tenth anniversary event, executive president Dennis Ilin said that ABC is set to play a greater role in Volga-Dnepr Group’s portfolio of scheduled and charter air freight services.Shipments of the weekCrane Rental Corporation helped install a 40-tonne proton accelerator used in proton therapy cancer treatment, at the First Coast Oncology facility in Jacksonville (pictured top right).Spedition Thomas transported an emission control system, consisting of large reactor segments, from Germany and Luxembourg to Jorf Lasfar in Morocco via the German port of Stade.Bati Shipping & Trading transported seven 75-tonne Best transformers (pictured second right) from Balikesir, Turkey to Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Port via the port of Derince.World Logistics Consulting Inc. is currently in the process of transporting two transformers by rail (pictured bottom right), from the Port of Houston to the Haldimand County wind farm in Ontario.Other notable projects reported by HLPFI this week can be seen on the archive news area of our website.Got some shipment news of your own? Send it in to [email protected] projects and contractsAlstom has been awarded two contracts worth a total of over EUR9 million (USD12.26 million) for the modernisation of two hydropower plants in the Canton Glarus and the Canton Valais.Nuclear energy provider Areva has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the state of Niger to extend the uranium mining contracts held by the companies SOMAÏR and COMINAK.Aker Solutions has secured a framework agreement to provide engineering, modifications and maintenance services for BP-operated oil and gas fields offshore Norway.For a fuller round up of capital projects and contracts announced this week please visit the HLPFI website or contact David Kershaw.On the moveFleet Line Shipping opened a new warehouse dedicated to project cargo in Jebel Ali Free Zone, while Aquamarine Trans LLC opened a representative office in Feodosiya, the Republic of Crimea. Switzerland’s VIA MAT appointed Matthias Kaiser as project coordinator. Peters & May opened a second Asian base in Shanghai, which will be headed up by new team member Ai Xing.Network newsUzbekistan’s Cargo Star Ltd joined the WCA Projects Network, while the Project Cargo Network (PCN) welcomed Globalink as a new member representing Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. The Port of Vancouver joined the Project Professionals Group (PPG) as a project support member for Vancouver and Washington, while Portlog International was appointed as the network’s new project forwarding member for Mexico.All about EvieEvie was upset this morning when she tuned into BBC Radio 4 and found that the station had failed to broadcast its world famous Shipping Forecast for the first time in over 90 years.She wonders if the lapse could be anything to do with UKIP’s strong performance in recent European parliamentary elections.After all, when one of UKIP’s ‘more intelligent’ representatives blamed Britain’s bad winter weather on a new law legalising civil partnerships, a fantastic spoof of the Shipping Forecast was posted on the Internet.If you haven’t listened to it you can check it out here: also wishes Specialized Rail Transport (SRT) a very happy tenth birthday this month, and congratulates Colby Communications Corp. on its 20th anniversary.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Ministry of Justice is still waiting for chancellor George Osborne to approve the government’s £375m investment in courts infrastructure in the forthcoming spending review, it has emerged. MoJ permanent secretary Richard Heaton (pictured) told MPs that the bid for the five-year investment, earmarked to modernise the courts system, is still ‘in play’ ahead of the chancellor’s announcement on 28 November.The funding was promised in the Conservative manifesto but the department needs to find ways to save £1bn in real terms from its annual budget.‘This is one of the many finance areas we are seeking money from the Treasury but the spending review is tight,’ said Heaton during his appearance at the House of Commons justice committee yesterday.Pressed by committee chair Bob Neill on whether this could mean the programme might collapse, Heaton said: ‘It is one of our top bids, both in terms of capital and resource funding.’Heaton said there are ‘bound’ to be reductions in staff numbers at the MoJ in the coming years as the department seeks to reduce spending.But members questioned why certain areas of spending have increased from 2014 to 2015, with consultancy spending up from £27m to £34m and temporary staff spending up from £134m to £165m. Numbers of permanent staff members have fallen from 82,000 to 79,000 in the space of a year.MoJ director general Ann Beasley said that the headcount in the court service is down from 22,000 in 2010 to around 17,000 in 2015.She said the department had ‘deliberately’ recruited agency staff in the knowledge that headcount would be reduced, saying it would be ‘dishonest’ to give permanent jobs to people knowing those jobs would not exist in future years.Heaton said he had tried to discourage staff from allowing overspend in certain areas and relying on moving funds from a different part of the MoJ, adding that it creates a ‘culture of slackness’.Heaton confirmed eight people are paid more than the £180,000 annual salary of the highest-paid director.These roles include an interim head of IT and digital, information assurance adviser at GCHQ, enterprise architect, programme manager and four programme directors.Heaton said specialists were needed in building the digital service, contract management and technology at the MoJ. ‘They are all taking a considerable drop in the salary they were earning outside as they want to do public sector work.’last_img read more

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first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’RACE OF CHAMPIONS 40th Milo Marathon nat’l finals invades Iloilo today’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By RHICK LARS VLADIMER ALBAY AND ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Led by reigning champions Rafael Poliquit and Mary Joy Tabal, some 18,000 runners are set to join the National Milo Marathon Finals today, as Iloilo hosts the prestigious finale for the first time in the national competition’s 40-year history.“Iloilo City will be at center stage of [the biggest] marathon in the country,” shared city sports development officer Rommel Castro. “The best local and international runners will be running our streets. Most will be first timers [in the city] while others might have already fallen in love with Iloilo.”Poliquit and Tabal, who recently competed in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, are both raring to go head-to-head with runners from all over the Philippines to defend their crowns in the final race of the season.The event features five race categories (42K, 21K, 10K, 5K and 3K), all set to kick-off at the Iloilo Business Park and end at the Iloilo Convention Center. Their routes will feature major sites and landmarks in the city – among them the Iloilo River Esplanade and Megaworld Boulevard.Iloilo City mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, for his part, welcomed all participants and said Ilonggos will surely show their support for the national Milo finals.“We are all very excited to be hosting the most prestigious and longest running footrace in the country. We are honored to be part of the historic culminating event of the National Milo Marathon’s 40th anniversary. We hope all our runners will enjoy the race experience we have prepared for them,” said Mabilog.The 40th Milo Marathon had 13 elimination legs nationwide, starting in Dagupan in July 17 and culminating in Iloilo today for the national finals.“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we hope to continue to energize champions and inspire millions more through our runners who have become our agents of motivation that energized Filipinos to be at their best in their respective endeavors,” said Milo sports marketing manager Andrew Neri.“We hope to continue this cycle in the future seasons and see more champions who have embodied values such as resilience, grit, and discipline, which have made them winners in sports and in life”Earlier in November, Milo donated 200 tennis shoes to be distributed to underprivileged athletes in five public elementary schools in the city, under their “Help Give Shoes” initiative.The National Milo Marathon is not only a breeding ground for local talents but also a program that empowers children nationwide through their “Help Give Shoes” advocacy in partnership with the Department of Education.Iloilo has produced its share of champion runners led by former Milo marathon kings Jimmy de la Torre, Edwardo Buenavista and Herman Suizo. /PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

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first_imgThe original incident occurred on October 13, at 7:42am, Alaska State Troopers responded to milepost 42 of the Seward Highway for the report of a vehicle crash. Upon arrival, Troopers determined a gray GMC pickup was struck and damaged by a white SUV which left the scene of the crash. The white SUV was found to be stolen out of Anchorage. At approximately 9:50am troopers contacted a male walking down the Seward Highway near milepost 39. The male was identified Taylor. Taylor had a handgun on his person and failed to inform the trooper.  He was transported to the Seward City Jail. Inside the jail Taylor was found in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 19-year old from Nikiski is facing multiple charges following an incident where he was operating a stolen vehicle, crashed into another car, concealed a handgun, and was found in the possession of methamphetamines. According to online court documents; Job Taylor, 19, has been indicted on 11 charges in Kenai Superior Court on Tuesday, October 24.center_img Taylor is scheduled to be arraigned in Kenai Court on Tuesday, October 31. Story as aired:last_img read more

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first_imgRUGBY LEAGUE BY SIMON KESLEP IT will be another weekend of rugby league festive in the nation’s capital at the Oil Search National Football Stadium. Kicking off the hype will be tomorrow’s second international series match between PNG LNG Kumuls and England Knights. The visitors will be aiming for a clean sweep victory and Knights coach Paul Anderson said on Tuesday that they will repeat last game approach – competing really hard. “One thing that won us the game over the weekend (last Saturday), we competed for everything – the Kumuls threw everything at us and we also and both teams compete really well,” said Anderson. He said that one of the perquisites of rugby league is to compete hard in order to achieve results and his team also consists of Super League grand final players (winners and losers). “There is a wealth of experience throughout the ages of the players,” said Anderson. For Kumuls coach Michael Marum, it is all about polishing up on a few errors, getting the basics right and giving their best game-performance, especially when playing in Port Moresby. The inclusion of North Queensland Cowboys utility Kyle Laybutt joining camp on Tuesday adds the extra fire power in the Kumuls attack. Skipper David Mead during Monday’s training session admitted he is confident they will put on good game performance after going through post-match videos reviewing their errors and addressing them during the week at training. On Sunday, SP Port Moresby RFL hosts its 69th grand finals and it will be a memorial experience again for Magani who play against defending champions Black Swan International Royals. Magani’s last grand final appearance was in 1977 as recalled by POM RFL president Dr James Naipao who was back then the skipper for Tarangau when they defeated them (Magani). In the women’s, it will also be another history in the making for the Pacific Industries sponsored Hawks as they take on Kama Kofi sponsored Sisters side. The U20 match, Butterflies and Black Swan International Royals is likely to feature a class of skillful footy to see who will walk away victorious.last_img read more

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first_imgThe University of Minnesota men’s hockey team opened their first weekend series of 2020 with a loss on the road to Michigan State University on Friday.The Spartans nearly earned a shutout against the Gophers. They netted three goals in the first period and added one more in the second. Minnesota did light the lamp in the third to prevent the shutout but lost 4-1.Freshman Jackson LaCombe earned his first career goal and scored the only goal of the game for the U of M. 360p 1080p HD 1/1 Auto (360p) 720p HDcenter_img Jack LaFontaine made six saves and allowed three goals before being pulled out of the net. Jared Moe made 14 saves and allowed just one more goal.The Gophers fall to 7-10-4 and 2-5-4-3 Big Ten. They will play game two against the Spartans on Saturday. Puck-drop is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. About Connatix V56490 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490last_img read more

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