Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgInnodis Ltd (HWF.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (HWF.mu)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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Comment: World Rugby must take opportunity to increase diversity

first_imgIn case you missed it, Rugby Americas North proudly supports Cristina Flores Justic as an election candidate for the 2021 @WorldRugby Council Executive Committee. #RANRugby @FloresJustic @RugbyAmericasN pic.twitter.com/ekvAIRFv8O— RugbyAmericasNorth (@RugbyAmericasN) April 21, 2021Of course, former England full-back Webb has an impressive CV on and off the field. He not only sits on the RFU Board but is a specialist in knee surgery and sports medicine.All three candidates are strong but this is also about the message rugby wants to send to the sport as a whole, about whether those in decision-making positions will follow up all the progressive words with deeds.A vote for Milby (my personal pick as rugby in Asia is not currently represented on the ExCo) or Flores would signal that rugby is becoming a sport for all in boardrooms as well as on the pitch; a vote for Webb would suggest the old boys’ network is still dominating the corridors of power.Too often these votes involve self-interest and behind-the-scenes arrangements; the classic ‘you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours’-type deals. Even when World Rugby has tried to introduce more independent-minded processes, old habits have come to the fore.Take the hosting bids for the 2023 World Cup. South Africa was recommended by the Rugby World Cup Limited board but the Council then voted for France!It’s one thing saying the right things about diversity and inclusion; in May we will find out if rugby is willing to follow through with actions. TAGS: Highlight Two women are in the running for a seat on the governing body’s Executive Committee Asia Rugby is proud to announce the candidacy of Ada Milby for a position on World Rugby Exco#WomenInRugby #AsiaRugby #WorldRugby Full Story …https://t.co/vlT6sImuQ1 pic.twitter.com/8LkOHp6ogA— Asia Rugby (@asiarugby) April 14, 2021There is greater female representation on the 51-strong World Rugby Council these days, but the current make-up of the ExCo does little to help the governing body shed the ‘old boys’ network’ tag, with Angela Ruggiero – one of two independent directors, along with Lord Mervyn Davies – the only female.Little wonder that leading women’s rugby website Scrumqueens has written an open letter urging Council members to vote for a female candidate.Emerging nations need greater voiceThe ExCo is also strongly weighted towards the traditional rugby nations with Khaled Babbou (Rugby Africa) and Bob Latham (USA) the only two from outside the ‘big eight’.Australia, New Zealand and South Africa all have representatives, as do Scotland, while former England lock Bill Beaumont and French federation president Bernard Laporte sit on the committee as World Rugby chairman and vice-chairman respectively. Alan Gilpin, the governing body’s new chief executive, completes the current ExCo, with the 12th seat to be filled.Alan Gilpin was recently announced as World Rugby’s new chief executive (World Rugby/Getty Images)Should Flores or Milby win the election, it will not only move World Rugby closer to its own target of having at least 40% female representation on committees (although still a fair way off) but it will give a greater voice to emerging nations. If rugby wants to grow, those newer markets need to have a say in the sport’s biggest decisions.Philippines Rugby president Milby has been involved in the sport for two decades, first as a player – she represented the Philippines in sevens and 15s – and then as an administrator. She says: “There is real strategic value in having diverse thought at the highest level to ensure rugby is the sport of choice for everyone.”Flores has extensive experience in the sport, too, having played at amateur level and served on the boards of the Mexico and Canada unions. Her vision is to “bring a progressive, innovative and inclusive approach to leadership”.center_img Comment: World Rugby must take opportunity to increase diversity‘A Global Sport for All – True to its Values’.That is the title of World Rugby’s strategic plan for 2021-25, which it launched last week.Diversity, inclusion and engagement were key themes, with this line a particular standout: “The plan also reflects World Rugby’s commitment to the success of women in rugby – the single biggest opportunity to grow the sport.”Soon we’ll find out if that is just PR speak or a vision slowly becoming a reality.A packed crowd during the 2019 World Cup in Japan (Getty Images)A vacancy has opened up on the governing body’s Executive Committee (ExCo) after Gareth Davies was unsuccessful in his bid to be re-elected WRU chairman last year and an electronic vote on who should fill the spot will be held in early May, with the outcome announced on 12 May at the virtual World Rugby Council meeting.There are three people in the running – Cristina Flores from Rugby Americas North (seconded by Oceania Rugby), Asia Rugby’s Ada Milby (seconded by South African Rugby Union) and the RFU’s Jonathan Webb (seconded by Rugby Australia). 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New Paltz House / AlexAllen Studio

first_img Architect In Charge:Allen Slamic, Alexandra BurrCity:New PaltzCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alan TanseyText description provided by the architects. AlexAllen studio’s recent renovation of a house located in New Paltz, New York, is a practice in simplicity, efficiency, and low maintenance. Originally designed by John Bloodgood in the 70’s, the single-family residence was clad in T-111 siding without insulation and in desperate need of an exterior renovation, a new roof and a mechanical systems overhaul. Adding to this challenge, the client had requested to use materials that would require little to no future maintenance. Save this picture!Before – Now. Image © Alan TanseyFor this reason, AlexAllen Studio selected Shou-Sugi Ban wood as the visual focal point of the exterior. This ancient Japanese technique of preserving wood by charring its surface, is highly resistant to the elements, attractively weathers over time and requires almost no maintenance. Fiber cement paneling was also chosen for its weather resistance, sustainability and its cost-effectiveness. The new exterior reflects the interior spaces with the Shou-Sugi Ban highlighting the House’s main double-height living space. A reveal running around the House divides the wider cement panels at the base from the narrower cement panels above and also marks the House’s the second level.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!2nd Floor PlanAlexAllen Studio stripped the exterior and windows down to the studs in order to fully insulate, replaced the windows with triple glazed windows and installed a new mini split system to replace the old electric baseboard heaters. The new siding acts as a rain screen and added sun screens further protect the House from the elements.Save this picture!© Alan TanseySave this picture!© Alan TanseyThe result is an aesthetic and performative upgrade that would require little to no future maintenance while retaining the integrity of the existing floor plan and interior spaces.Project gallerySee allShow lessTwo Buildings by Renzo Piano Near Completion at Columbia University’s New Manhattanv…Architecture NewsUniversity of Arizona Cancer Center / ZGF ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: AlexAllen Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAlexAllen StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentNew PaltzUnited StatesPublished on October 25, 2016Cite: “New Paltz House / AlexAllen Studio” 25 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?新帕尔茨住宅 / AlexAllen Studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream New Paltz House / AlexAllen Studio Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797986/new-paltz-house-alexallen-studio Clipboard Area:  3250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Year:  CopyHouses, Refurbishment•New Paltz, United States ArchDaily Save this picture!© Alan Tansey+ 19 Share New Paltz House / AlexAllen StudioSave this projectSaveNew Paltz House / AlexAllen Studio Photographs:  Alan Tansey Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Contractor: 2016 Robert J. Campbell Jr. & Sons Inc. United States Manufacturers: Delta Millworks, Eastern Architectural Products, Intus Windows ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797986/new-paltz-house-alexallen-studio Clipboardlast_img read more

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Sierra Allende Ranch / fabián m escalante h | arquitectos

first_img 2020 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955072/sierra-allende-ranch-fabian-m-escalante-h-arquitectos Clipboard Mexico CopyAbout this officefabián m escalante h | arquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookMexicoPublished on January 20, 2021Cite: “Sierra Allende Ranch / fabián m escalante h | arquitectos” [Terraza / Rancho Sierra Allende / fabián m escalante h | arquitectos] 20 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Sierra Allende棚屋,大坝旁的休憩之地 / fabián m escalante h | arquitectos是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Sierra Allende Ranch / fabián m escalante h | arquitectosSave this projectSaveSierra Allende Ranch / fabián m escalante h | arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955072/sierra-allende-ranch-fabian-m-escalante-h-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Photographs:  Jorge Succar Sierra Allende Ranch / fabián m escalante h | arquitectoscenter_img Year:  Lead Architects: Project Team:Francisco Vázquez, Gerardo Medina, Sandra Zamora, Alitzel PintoStructural Design:Julio ValenciaCity:San Miguel de AllendeCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jorge SuccarRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingSave this picture!© Jorge SuccarText description provided by the architects. Located in a natural area, next to a body of water, the Terrace / Rancho Sierra Allende’s main function is to provide a respite from the bustle of the city to its inhabitants. It is configured as an ideal place to rest and develop social activities, enjoying the views of the dam and the trees that surround it. The building was projected as one more element of the landscape, in it all the trees were preserved, seeking harmony with the natural context.Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarSave this picture!IsometricSave this picture!© Jorge SuccarThe functional scheme responds to the needs of recreation and a continuous relationship between the interior and the exterior generating a 360º view. The functional scheme has two entrances and lateral circulation cores that articulate the program. To the east, it is accessed through a footbridge that welcomes you with a curtain wall of ceramic lattice that provides privacy to the interior space. In the west is a large terrace that functions as an entrance hall and is an extension of the interior space that has the dining room, grill and food preparation area. In the main gabled volume are the family room, dining room and bar, which has a double height. These spaces are connected to the outside and extend to the main terrace overlooking the dam. The design of the terrace is articulated with the South walkway, bordered by a curtain of trees, and the North with a view of the dam.Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarSave this picture!Flor PlanSave this picture!© Jorge SuccarMaterials from the region (wood, clay and basalt) were integrated in its construction, the structure is a combined system of steel elements and wooden beams. In the lower part of the terrace, concrete piles were designed that, regardless of their structural function, have the main objective of separating the terrace from contact with water, while the upper part is built with slender steel columns. The façade had folding PVC double-glass door system, it’s also used as thermal insulator that provides daylight and ventilation. The main gabled volume is lined with a steel sheet with an oxide finish, low maintenance and with thermal insulation on both sides. The lattice is designed with pieces of ceramic, placed at 47 °, the same inclination as the gabled roof.Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jorge SuccarThe project formally and schematically highlights a volumetry and simple organization; as well as the combination of the use of current and old construction systems, which go hand in hand with the use of materials from the site handcrafted to achieve a distinctive aesthetic. The end result takes care of and respects the environment by implementing passive cooling systems. Natural resources are reused, the design captures rainwater and wastewater are treated for reuse in the irrigation of garden areas.Save this picture!© Jorge SuccarSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jorge SuccarSave this picture!© Jorge SuccarProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA’s New Film Explores the Hospital of the FutureArchitecture NewsFCBStudios Unveils Design for Manchester Piccadilly HotelArchitecture News Share Area:  388 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: fabián m escalante h | arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Fabian Marcelo Escalante Hernández Projects Save this picture!© Jorge Succar+ 61Curated by Clara Ott Share Landscape Architecturelast_img read more

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Nine year old creates global pin badge challenge to raise funds for FACT

first_img Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Volunteers About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 15 August 2018 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10  137 total views,  1 views today  138 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 A nine-year-old girl is attempting to put North East cancer charity FACT on the world map with a pin badge challenge to celebrate its 10th birthday.Martha Arnold, whose mother is a community engagement assistant at FACT, came up with ‘Martha’s Pin Badge Challenge’ earlier this year when she was looking for ways to help raise awareness and funds for the charity.The Challenge asks people buy a £2 pin badge to wear, and also to buy another to send to someone they know further afield. So far, her efforts have seen the charity’s limited edition pin badges reach Australia, Turkey, Russia, Italy, America and France.FACT’s pin badges reach RussiaShe said:“I came up with the idea of the pin badge challenge when I was travelling to The Lakes with my family over Easter, and I wanted to do something different to cake bakes and name the bear.“As its FACT’s 10th birthday this year, I wanted to do something special to mark the anniversary, so while travelling back home in the car after our trip I came up with the idea of not only selling FACT pin badges, but trying to spread them as far across the world as I could.”Martha also made a JustGiving page and is updating her progress on FACT’s Facebook page. As well as seeing how far she can get the pin badges globally, Martha has also challenged herself to get the badges in as many different countries as she can. Main image: FACT’s pin badges reach the Grand Canyon Advertisement Nine year old creates global pin badge challenge to raise funds for FACTlast_img read more

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An Inside Look at the Gamble House As It Celebrates 50 Years As a Museum

first_img 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Business News Design An Inside Look at the Gamble House As It Celebrates 50 Years As a Museum By BRANDON VILLALOVOS | Photography by ALEX VERTIKOFF Published on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 5:37 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things Every Guy Wants To Hear From The Woman He LovesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News It’s synonymous with the character of Pasadena. The Gamble House, a living, untouched example of the Arts and Crafts Style, is celebrating 50-years since its owners donated the landmark estate for preservation.Tonight, guests will celebrate at a party on the grounds and preview a new documentary about the House produced by longtime Disney producer Donald Hahn (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, more).Then on September 25, The Gamble House will host a public party with $1 tours, food and entertainment for all. The turn-of-the-century estate represented one of the finest examples the Arts and Crafts Movement when completed and lives as a historic landmark to this day.“There’s no way that this house could be truly reproduced today. It’s not for lack of the craftsmen. It’s the materials that existed 120 years ago are simply not available today. That’s what really makes this a special place and so important to conserve exactly as it is,” says Gamble House Director, Ted Bosley.Architects Charles and Henry Greene created the Gamble House in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of Ohio as a winter residence for the heirs to the Proctor and Gamble household products fortune. The 8,000 square foot house took ten months to build for approximately $50,000 at the time.“It was really on the high end at that time,” said Bosley. “What Charles and Henry Greene brought to this place was a very personal expression of their ideal in building and design.”The house would remain under ownership of the Gambles until the surviving members of the family deeded the house to the city of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California School of Architecture in 1966 after realizing the artistic importance of the house as a surviving example of Greene and Greene, according to the Gamble House website.“There is so much detail and so much care focused on every corner of this house that it’s the kind of place that rewards repeat visits. It’s a very personal expression of architecture. It was a total work of art,” said Gamble House Director Ted Bosley.The Gamble family donated the home and all the furnishings along with it, as they were originally crafted for the project.“It’s the only Greene and Green house that remains today with all of its furnishings,” explained Bosley. ‘What’s really remarkable is that more than one hundred years later we have just about exactly what the Gambles walked into in 1909.”The unique details that are appreciated not only for the complexity of its time, but also for the originality it presents, are seen in every square inch of the property.“The way the wood is chosen for function and the decorative woods that are used—all of those are expressed very distinctly. It really does end up being a total work of art, a symphony of wood,” said Bosley.Greene and Greene implemented their personal style that was both functional and modern and almost entirely comprised of wood.“The architects felt that it was important to let natural materials speak in their own language—to show their natural characteristics,” said Bosley who explained that the wood was only treated with light finishes and never painted.The house features many kinds of wood including Douglas fir for the structure; Burmese teak in the entry hall and the living room, the kitchen boasts maple wood and sugar pine countertops, Honduran mahogany in the dining room and California redwood panels in the living room.“Thoughtful details like that were always in the minds of the architects as they were designing these rooms and choosing the woods that were most appropriate for the various functions,” said Bosley.The Gamble House was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1978 and has since become a premier historic site in the nation. It is open to the public and also offers specialty tours and programs.The 50th Anniversary public celebration kicks off Sunday, September 25th from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gamble House at Number-4 Westmoreland Place. Tickets are available first come; first serve on site the day of the event.For more information and a complete schedule of additional Gamble House 50th Anniversary events throughout the week, visit http://gamblehouse.org/50th. 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Parsons Wins Engineering Excellence Grand Award

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Districts News Parsons Wins Engineering Excellence Grand Award For Columbia I-70 Bridges Project From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 13, 2017 | 11:04 am Community News Parsons is pleased to announce that the corporation has received the 2017 Grand Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri (ACEC/MO) for the Columbia I-70 Bridges design build project. Parsons was the lead designer for this $18 million project for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), which involved replacing six deficient bridges with five new weathering steel plate girder bridges while accommodating 80,000+ vehicles per day on I-70.As the major interstate corridor across Missouri, it was critical to maintain traffic flow on I-70 during construction and complete the project quickly and cost effectively,” said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President. “Parsons’ design accomplished all these things—and increased worker and public safety, too—by incorporating accelerated bridge technology on three of the five new bridges.”Built in 1957, the existing three sets of concrete slab I-70 bridges were located within a 2-mi stretch of I-70 at Business Loop, Garth Avenue, and Range Line. To maintain traffic on I-70 during construction, the westbound single-span bridges of Garth Avenue and Range Line were designed and built using slide-in bridge construction (SIBC) in which the new bridges were built adjacent to the old bridges and then slid into their permanent location after the old bridges were demolished. The eastbound spans of these two bridges were constructed using the traditional bridge-building method whereby the old bridge is demolished and a new bridge is built in its place. The twin spans of the Business Loop Bridge were replaced with one single-span bridge, which also used the SIBC accelerated bridge construction technique to slide the new structure into place. It was positioned in a slightly different location than the old bridge to better accommodate intersecting traffic.In addition to delivering designs for accelerated bridge construction, Parsons also provided innovative new interchange designs at Business Loop and Range Line, which increased corridor mobility, enhanced pedestrian connectivity, and improved motorist safety. The Range Line/I-70 interchange was converted from a signalized diamond interchange to a dog-bone configuration, which consists of two tear?shaped roundabouts that join together to form a single roundabout. The Business Loop/I-70 interchange was improved with dual-lane roundabouts on the north and south sides of I?70.For more information on the project—which was constructed during an aggressive 14-month schedule—view MoDOT’s overview video on the Columbia I-70 Bridges.ACEC/MO’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards recognize quality engineering design based on uniqueness; innovation; social, economic, and sustainable development; project complexity; value to the engineering profession; and fulfillment of client/owner needs. Based on this regional ACEC award recognition, the I-70 Bridges project is now eligible for ACEC’s national 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards, which honors the world’s best engineering achievements.Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. 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SC Allows Service Of Notices/Summons/Documents Via WhatsApp, Telegram Etc In Addition To By E-mail In Every Legal Proceeding [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Allows Service Of Notices/Summons/Documents Via WhatsApp, Telegram Etc In Addition To By E-mail In Every Legal Proceeding [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 July 2020 7:27 AMShare This – xTaking note of the difficulties for physical service of summons on account of lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court has allowed the service of notices, summons and pleadings etc via e-mail, FAX, telemessenger services such as Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal etc.The party who is effecting service via instant messaging services must also effect service of the same documents by…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginTaking note of the difficulties for physical service of summons on account of lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court has allowed the service of notices, summons and pleadings etc via e-mail, FAX, telemessenger services such as Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal etc.The party who is effecting service via instant messaging services must also effect service of the same documents by e-mail, simultaneously on the same date. The order was passed by a bench comprising Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde and Justices R Subhash Reddy and AS Bopanna, allowing interlocutory applications in the suo moto case regarding extension of limitation period.The bench ordered : “Service of notices, summons and pleadings etc. have not been possible during the period of lockdown because this involves visits to post offices, courier companies or physical delivery of notices, summons and pleadings. We, therefore, consider it appropriate to direct that such services of all the above may be effected by e-mail, FAX, commonly used instant messaging services, such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal etc. However, if a party intends to effect service by means of said instant messaging services, we direct that in addition thereto, the party must also effect service of the same document/documents by e-mail, simultaneously on the same date”.During the hearing on July 10, the CJI observed “It has been brought to our notice that it was not possible to visit post offices for services of notices, summons, pleadings. Such service of all the above may be done through email, fax and other instant messenger services like Whatsapp and other telephone messenger services”.Also directed in the same order :SC Applies Order Extending Limitation To Sec 29A & 23(4) Arbitration Act, Section 12A Commercial Courts Act  ‘Not Appropriate To Interfere With Period Prescribed By RBI’ : SC Refuses To Extend Validity Period Of Cheques [Read Order]Click here to download OrderNext Storylast_img read more

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Behind an Air Show Display: Dreams, a Team and a Military Discipline

first_imgOcean City’s Aerobatic Air Show returns at 1 p.m. Sunday, and one of the highlights will be the performance of Team AeroDynamix, billed as “the world’s largest air show team.”Mike “Kahuna” StewartSpectators watching the free air show from the beach or boardwalk in Ocean City will see the nine-plane formation team fly wing-to-wing vertically toward the heavens before breaking out into all directions in the group’s signature “Bomb Burst.” They’ll see the team paint the sky with cursive O’s in another distinctive maneuver, the “Nine-Ship Triple Vic Loop.”If the death-defying routine looks as if it requires military precision, that’s no accident, says flight leader Mike Stewart.“The team operates like a quasi-military organization,” said Stewart. “We have a lot of trust, of course, in each other.”__________Read more about how to watch the two free air shows in Ocean City on Sept. 13 and 14.__________Stewart said his mentor is retired Air Force Lt. Col. Bob Goodman, who took a young pilot and started to teach him air-to-air combat maneuvers, chasing another airplane around the sky one-on-one.Team AeroDynamix will perform in the Ocean City, NJ Aerobatic Air Show on Sunday, Sept. 14.The exercise “distracts you from the complexity of doing a maneuver,” Stewart said. “You ignore the fears of turning upside down.”“It’s training only the government can buy.”Stewart said the military precision is the key to the success and safety of a team that flies 10 aircraft in all directions, in close proximity at high speeds.All the Team Aerodynamix pilots have nicknames. Stewart flies with Smokey, Plumber, Widget, Badger, Round Bob, Dubes (Tom DuBrouillet), Speedy, Leggs and Greese. Stewart takes the name “Kahuna” as the flight leader.But Before Stewart became Kahuna, he was a mere mortal, an IBM computer programmer, senior manager, development director and vice president. He went out at age 30 to seek training for his pilot’s license. He had built model airplanes as a kid and ultimately constructed the airplane that he flies in the show.He left his job a couple years ago, and now at age 46, he flies full time with Team AeroDynamix.Team AeroDynamix pilots“I get to go do what I love,” he said. “Life’s too short. I followed my dream, and I get to do it with my buddies.”Though the Ocean City show will include nine planes, the team usually flies with 10. The pilots come from cities throughout the Southeast including Charlotte, Atlanta and Cincinnati. Some fly full-time. Others are weekend warriors with day jobs.The team practices every week, often in Charlotte, but rotating to different cities and different landscapes.New pilots have to earn the trust of their teammates. They start in two-plane formations.“We don’t let them get very close,” Stewart said.As the new members gain more experience they join bigger and tighter formations, he said. Pilots typically practice for more than two years before joining the team in a show.Flying over the ocean as they will on Sunday in Ocean City is a different experience. The flying is smooth with no thermals and little turbulence, he said. But the flat ocean surface makes depth perception difficult.But the pilots will rely on each other, their experience and their military discipline to execute another daring display.“It’s pretty cool,” Stewart said. “Better than sitting behind a desk.” In a signature maneuver for Team AeroDynamix, six planes will fly vertically before breaking apart in a “Bomb Burst.” The nine-plane formation team will be a highlight of the Aerobatic Air Show in Ocean City, NJ, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.last_img read more

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TASTE OF TARTAN

first_imgBakery companies were out in force at the first Tesco ‘Enjoy the Taste of Scotland’ event, held in Edinburgh in April.The pioneering event brought together 68 Scottish food and drink producers, exhibiting the “best” from Scotland’s larder in one place. Tesco’s chairman David Reid opened the event, along with Minister for Agriculture & Rural Affairs Ross Finnie, in the prestigious surroundings of The Hub festival centre in Edinburgh. Throughout the three-day event, over 9,500 visitors discovered, tasted and bought a mouth-watering array of food, available in Scottish Tesco stores. The event encompassed various themed areas, including bakery, dairy, meat, healthy-eating, fresh produce, confectionery, ice creams, beers and whiskies. There were hundreds of products to sample, some of which are only available in three or four stores where they are produced locally, and others that are available nationally. Visitors looking for inspirational culinary creations whet their appetites at the Tesco Celebrity Kitchen, manned by chefs including Scotland’s Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart.Highlighting local provenanceSarah Mackie, the retailer’s senior Scottish buyer, orchestrated the event. She said: “The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness of Scottish food and drink. The diversity and the quality produced in Scotland is impressive and something we should all be proud of. It was an excellent opportunity for suppliers to meet the media and the Scottish public and share some of their individual stories with them, highlighting the provenance of many lines.”The exhibitor list read like a culinary tour of Scotland. A number of bakery companies attended, including Macphie of Glenbervie, JG Ross Bakers, Robertson’s of Stonehaven, Allied Bakeries, Jackie Lunn, Bell Baker, UCB/California Cake Company and Morton’s Rolls. Visitors to the Macphie stand got a taste of delicious bakery products, including hot cross buns, crumpets, scones, pancakes, shortbread, flapjacks, loaf cakes and muffins, all made using Macphie ingredients. And they also got to meet the reigning Miss Scotland, Aisling Friel, to mark the opening day. Said Friel: “I believe the ‘Enjoy the Taste of Scotland’ showcase was an important event as it celebrated the best of Scottish food. I was particularly delighted to be supporting Macphie, as I know visitors loved the delicious food on offer at the stand.” According to Macphie, all Tesco in-store bakery pancakes, crumpets, teacakes and hot cross buns nationwide use ingredients produced by the Scottish company.Celebrating qualityMacphie has two Scottish manufacturing sites: Glenbervie, in the north, and Tannochside, in central Scotland. The company has nearly 80 years’ experience in identifying consumer trends and developing innovative ingredients for the baking industry. Its range of products include cake and bread mixes and concentrates, icings and fillings, cream alternatives, glazes, sweet and savoury sauces, desserts, flavoured butters, stuffings and soups.Macphie chief executive, Alastair Macphie, said: “I believe nothing matches the quality and variety of Scottish food and the event was very busy and successful. We hope to see it repeated next year! It allowed visitors to discover an array of delicious food being produced on their doorstep and provided an excellent platform, as a supplier to Tesco, to promote our bakery ingredients to a wider audience and chat with end consumers of our products.”He added: “The star of the show for us was the Lemon Melts, made using our Lemon Sensations Mix. Visitors were queuing up to get a taste; it was just superb.”Raising awarenessOther local companies included family-owned bakers, Robertson’s of Stonehaven, which supplies Tesco with a range of oatcakes and butter biscuits. Owner John O’Dowd said of the event: “It was a fantastic experience for a small business such as ours, to raise awareness of our products to a wide audience. We talked to a broad range of people from the media as well as other suppliers and numerous consumers. As a result, we hope to increase the number of products that we supply to Tesco as well as increase sales of existing products.”JG Ross, a second-generation craft baker, with 17 retail outlets in the north-east of Scotland, manufactures a wide range of products, including bread, cakes and biscuits. One JG Ross delicacy is the ‘buttery’ or ‘rowie’ as it is affectionately known in Aberdeen. The company produces over 60,000 handmade butteries every week. Working together Marketing manager, Suzi Coutts said: “It was great to see the Scottish food and drink industry getting the opportunity to work so closely together. To hear Ross Finnie, Scottish Minister for the Environment and Rural Development, suggest that our butteries should be available throughout all Tesco stores in Scotland is high praise indeed. “It was not only a great opportunity for customers to sample the products but also exhibitors to sample other companies’ products and become supporters of ‘brand Scotland’.” Bakery company Allied Bakeries’ range of Kingsmill bread and bakery snacks is available in Tesco stores nationwide. Spokesperson Millie Harasymiuk said: “Over the three days Allied Bakeries was able to showcase and sample a number of bakery products available to Scottish consumers. From our bakery in Glasgow we supply Tesco Scottish stores with a range of Kingsmill, Burgen and Tesco own-label products as well as bakery snacks.”last_img read more

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