Sunday 7 November 2010 9:27 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Share ROLLS-ROYCE, one of Britain’s last remaining manufacturing giants, suffered a fresh blow yesterday. Australian flag carrier Qantas claimed it had found issues with three more engines on its grounded Airbus A380 “superjumbo” fleet following last week’s engine failure.Qantas has removed two engines from an A380 in Sydney and one from a jet in Los Angeles following checks on the aircraft in the wake of Thursday’s incident on a Qantas jet flying to Australia..Qantas grounded its A380 fleet and Rolls-Royce advised airlines to make the checks after one of the Trent 900 engines on Qantas flight QF32 from Singapore to Sydney failed and the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore.Qantas said it needed to remove the engines from the wings of the aircraft in Sydney and LA for closer inspection, although it declined to give details.The news could scupper hopes voiced by Qantas boss Alan Joyce on Saturday of being able to get the fleet airborne again “within days”.There appeared to have been a breakthrough in the investigation yesterday after Australian investigators said they had found part of the engine on Batam Island in Indonesia that could be crucial in understanding what caused the engine to fail.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said it was forwarding an engine part, said to be half of a geared disc, to Rolls-Royce in the UK for inspection under the supervision of ATSB investigators.It urged residents of Batam Island to give any other engine parts they found, particularly more fragments of the disc, to local police.“The recovery of that disk could be crucial to a full understanding of the nature of the engine failure, and may have implications for the prevention of future similar occurrences,” the ATSB said.Rolls-Royce, which makes the Trent 900 engine at its civil aerospace plants in Derby, yesterday refused to comment on the latest reports.The company, whose share price has fallen nearly a tenth in two days, issued a statement last week saying it was working closely with Airbus, airlines and the authorities in the investigation, which it said was at an early stage. A spokesman also refused to comment after it emerged that Rolls’ US rival Pratt & Whitney was suing the British firm over claims that the turbine fan blade used in the Trent 900 was based on a P&W design. Rolls-Royce is headed by Sir John Rose.Rolls has also sued P&W over the issue, claiming it had the valid patent for the fan blade design. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterMartha Stewart CBDShop Martha Stewart’s CBD Products NowMartha Stewart CBD Rolls-Royce hit as fears mount whatsapp Tags: NULL
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. For all the attention Bitcoin has been getting in recent days, investors should remember that it doesn’t pay out income. This is similar to gold, another asset that has performed strongly in 2020. For a growth investor, this won’t be too much of an issue. But. I prefer to balance my portfolio with income-paying assets as well. To this end, there are several FTSE 250 stocks with an attractive dividend yield that I think deserve a closer look. I’ll make sure that any stock I buy is within my Stocks and Shares ISA. This allows me to accumulate the income within the tax wrapper. This income isn’t liable to tax as dividend income. 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ArchDaily Save this picture!© Naho Kubota+ 23 Share “COPY” Princeton House / LEVENBETTS Houses Princeton House / LEVENBETTSSave this projectSavePrinceton House / LEVENBETTS Projects photographs: Naho KubotaPhotographs: Naho Kubota Partner Aia:David LevenPartner:Stella BettsProject Architect:Andrew FeuerstelnDesign Team:Rachel Johnson, Robert Silman AssociatesContractor:Allan KleinCity:PrincetonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Naho KubotaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. The Princeton House sits in a long thin 3-acre site, a former White Pine tree farm, 10 minutes from Princeton University.Save this picture!© Naho KubotaThe site is punctuated by the 100 foot tall trees in a grid that is consistent running north-south across the site and shifting in the east-west direction. The house is organized around a central garden courtyard.Save this picture!© Naho KubotaThe windows are located in relation to views out towards the landscape. In addition, these windows, along with the open courtyard, allow for cross ventilation to occur throughout the house. The exterior is clad in a vertically oriented corrugated metal siding.Save this picture!Diagram 2The house was originally designed to lift and twist off the ground with a hole in the middle.Save this picture!© Naho KubotaAfter a reduction in budget, the house was redesigned using the exact same organizational diagram, but now the house sits on the ground and the hovering hole in the middle of the house is an interior courtyard garden..Save this picture!© Naho KubotaProject gallerySee allShow lessHerzog & de Meuron Win 2015 RIBA Jencks AwardArchitecture NewsWhat Will the Future Hold for SOM’s Modernist Arena in Portland?Architecture News Share Architects: LEVENBETTS Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Princeton, United States Year: Area: 2500 ft² Area: 2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772033/princeton-house-levenbetts Clipboard “COPY” United States 2014 Year: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772033/princeton-house-levenbetts Clipboard 2014 CopyAbout this officeLEVENBETTSOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPrincetonUnited StatesPublished on August 19, 2015Cite: “Princeton House / LEVENBETTS” 19 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614753/xiang-jing-qu-guangci-sculpture-studio-aterlier100s-1 Clipboard Area: 1257 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1 Projects CopyWarehouse, Exhibition Center, Houses•Beijing, China Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/614753/xiang-jing-qu-guangci-sculpture-studio-aterlier100s-1 Clipboard ArchDaily Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1Save this projectSaveXiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1 China Save this picture!© Zeng Renzhen+ 21Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Photographs: Zeng RenzhenSave this picture!© Zeng RenzhenRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The mountain shape building gradually setback towards northwest, in case of that, the pressure from huge building volume has been reduced, meanwhile, realizing better lighting and ventilation.Save this picture!© Zeng RenzhenAccording to “Mountain” shape, three dimension routes have been organized between southeastern courtyard to roof courtyard.Save this picture!© Zeng RenzhenCorridors, external and internal stairs, stones, plants have been organized by connection between skylights and pavilion etc.Save this picture!© Zeng RenzhenSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Zeng RenzhenChinese courtyard concept has been embedded in the whole building by contract between emptiness and concrete, sparse and dense, turn and return.Save this picture!© Zeng RenzhenNote: This project was originally published in 5 April, 2015Project gallerySee allShow lessHUAYI SPACE Showroom / Co-Direction DesignSelected ProjectsTukwila Urban Center Bridge / LMN ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2013 Year: Architects: aterlier100s+1 Area Area of this architecture project Warehouse “COPY” CopyAbout this officeaterlier100s+1OfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial ArchitectureWarehouseCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitExhibition centerResidential ArchitectureHousesMuseums and LibrariesCulturalCultural CenterBeijingIndustrial ArchitectureWoodIcebergHousesChinaPublished on August 24, 2019Cite: “Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1” 23 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 12, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today that Lotfi Hajji, the correspondent of the Qatar-based satellite TV news station Al-Jazeera, has been manhandled by plain-clothes police four times in the past week“Hajji has never been allowed to work freely,” the press freedom organisation said. “After refusing to issue him with a press card and banning him from opening an Al-Jazeera bureau in Tunis, the authorities are now making frequent use of force to censor this independent journalist.”The incidents took place on each of the four occasions between 20 and 27 September that Hajji went to the headquarters of the opposition Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) to report on a hunger strike by its secretary-general, Maya Jribi, and by Néjib Chebbi, the editor of the party’s newspaper, Al Maoukif.He was allowed to enter the party’s office on only one of the four occasions. The other three times he was forcibly removed by the plain-clothes police stationed outside (see video).Hajji told Reporters Without Borders that such incidents are unfortunately common in Tunisia. Jribi and Chebbi began their hunger strike on 20 September in protest against the authorities’ decision to close the premises that house the party’s headquarters.LotfiHajji27092007_Tunisieenvoyé par mya1981 News Organisation Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa to go further September 28, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Plain-clothes police repeatedly manhandle Al-Jazeera correspondent RSF_en Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists December 26, 2019 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Follow the news on Tunisia
WhatsApp WhatsApp Total permits (2018): 2,089Total value (2018): $309,218,788.94 Facebook Local News BUILDING PERMITS: June 2 to June 8, 2019 Pinterest NEW City of Odessa logo wide USE THIS ONE NEW RESIDENTIAL Silverleaf Communities, 5700 Winchester Ave., $278,900; Silverleaf Communities, 5704 Winchester Ave., $260,900; Sil-verleaf Communities, 1700 Palo Duro Drive, $260,000; Silverleaf Communities, 1701 Palo Duro Drive, $282,900; Silverleaf Communities, 1708 Palo Duro Drive, $255,000; Silverleaf Communities, 1718 Palo Duro Drive, $260,000; Silverleaf Communities, 1707 Palo Duro Drive, $278,900; Silverleaf Communities, 1716 Palo Duro Drive, $255,900; Silverleaf Communities, 5706 Winchester Ave., $282,900; Silverleaf Communities, 5702 Winchester Ave., $243,900; Silverleaf Communities, 1702 Palo Duro Drive, $243,900; Silverleaf Communities, 1717 Palo Duro Drive, $243,900; Silverleaf Communities, 1714 Palo Duro Drive, $243,900; Silverleaf Communities, 1712 Palo Duro Drive, $242,900; Silverleaf Communities, 1709 Palo Duro Drive, $254,900; Silverleaf Communities, 1704 Palo Duro Drive, $243,900; Silverleaf Communities, 1703 Palo Duro Drive, $278,900; Marco Davis, 8625 Pamplona Place, $300,000; Marco Davis, 8506 Santa Isabella, $300,000; Silverleaf Communities, 5708 Winchester Ave., $254,900; Marco Davis, 3616 Yorkshire, $300,000; Betenbough, 9035 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $172,950; Betenbough, 9038 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $213,950; Betenbough, 9021 Ratliff Ridge Ave, $227,950; Betenbough, 9023 Ratliff Ridge Ave, $184,950; Betenbough, 9024 Ratliff Ridge Ave, $259,950; Betenbough, 9037 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $171,950; Betenbough, 9039 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $183,950; Betenbough, 9041 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $215,950; Betenbough, 9043 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $177,950; Betenbough, 9045 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $214,950; Betenbough, 9040 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $195,950; Betenbough, 9042 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $227,950; Betenbough, 9044 Ratliff Ridge Ave., $256,950; Marco Davis, 8609 Luz Drive, $300,000; Marco Davis, 8617 Santa Isabella, $300,000; Eagle Energy Oilfield Resources LLC/Arnaldo Huerta, 113 Rolling Winds Circle, $250,000.Total: 27 permits, $9,121,850 Previous article060519_Amy_Russell_JF_04Next articleVariety series Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Twitter RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONS Sandy Nease, 3731 E. 30th St., n.a.; Eddy Gallegos, 1700 N. La Casa Drive, n.a.; Robert & Lee Denyse, 2409 E. 24 St., $10,000; R & W Construction, 436 Ann St., n.a.; Leonel Lujan, 1113 Wilson St., n.a.; Junior Morales, 3401 Lake Lane, $1,500; Abdiel Lopez, 308 E. 45th St., $3,500; Victoria Pequeno, 2714 N. Alleghany Ave., n.a.; Chad Harper/H&H Properties, 3606 Pershing, $20,000; Alicia Torres, 1809 E. Eisenhower Road, n.a.; Martin Leiva, 905 W. 21st St., $1,500; Veysel Ilhan, 1712 Petroleum Drive, $9,300; Ben Casarez, 3817 Melody Lane, $5,000; Blanca Nieto, 3020 Park Blvd., $5,000; Fabian Lira/Albert Hignojos, 605 Honeysuckle St. renewed permit, n.a.; Texas Made Pools & Spas/David McKinnis, 204 E. 45th St. swimming pool, $61,325; Maria Del Refugio Serrato, 600 Pearl St. swimming pool, $500.Total: 17 permits, $117,625 NEW COMMERCIALS Urban Construction Southwest Inc./Robert Hooper, 7950 E. I-20, $3,195,000; Henthorn Commercial Construction, 4301 Mission Blvd., $3,000,000; Henthorn Commercial Construction, 4301 B Mission Blvd., $3,000,000. Total: 3 permits, $9,195,000COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONS Oswin Gomez, 2001 N. County Road West, $25,000; Bobby Cox Companies, 3850 Mission Blvd., $50,000; Xing Lin/Cricket Allen, 5151 E. 42nd St., $150,000; Ector County ISD, 4900 Maple Bld 137 Nimitz, $60,000; Ector County ISD, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave. Bld 20 OHS, $30,000; Ector County ISD, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave. Bld 73 OHS, $30,000; Ector County ISD, 601 E. 38th St. Bld 125, $30,000; Ector County ISD, 601 E. 38th St. Bld 126, $30,000; Ector County ISD, 2301 Conover Ave. Bld 52 Cielo Vista, $30,000; Ector County ISD, 1301 N. Dotsy Ave. Bld 57 OHS, $30,000; Ector County ISD, 2301 Conover Ave. Bld 118 Cielo Vista, $30,000; Ector County ISD, 4900 Maple Ave. Bld 107 Nimitz, $60,000; Ector County ISD, 4900 Maple Ave. Bld 84 Nimitz, $60,000; Stakk Construction Group LLC, 317 N. Dixie Blvd., $35,000; Stakk Construction Group LLC, 2700 N. Grandview Ave., $35,000. Total: 15 permits, $685,000CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY Simei Sun, 4555 E. No. E4 University Blvd.; Mandy Wike, 511 N. Grant Ave.; Quoc Phan, 3815 E. 52nd St.; Eidy Martinez, 4101 Billy Hext Road; Kara Miller, 2728 N. Grandview Ave. Total: 5 permitsTotal permits: 77Total value: $19,119,475 Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Total permits (2019 year to date): 820Total value (2019 year to date): $178,874,976 TAGS
Comments are closed. Pitman Training and e-learning specialist Fuel have developed the firste-learning, Internet-based keyboard skills course. It follows research by the two companies that revealed UK companies wasteabout £8.5bn a year in employee resources because staff do not have thenecessary keyboard-based skills to work efficiently and ergonomically. “Many workers and their employees could gain perhaps a quarter of anhour a day most days of the week by improving their skills from typinginaccurately at less than 20 words a minute to an accurate 40 words aminute,” says James O’Brien, managing director of Pitman Training.”It requires investing just a few hours in learning and practice to reap avaluable benefit. “Keyboard training has not been given the priority it deserves in thetraining budgets of most organisations,” says O’Brien. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Fuel drives key skills initiativeOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today
London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 a weekly allowance worth £1,274 over 26 weeks, paid at £65 a week for the first 13 weeks and £33 a week for a further 13 weeks The New Enterprise Allowance is a great example of the aspiration nation in action: government offering support to people with ideas, as well as the ‘can-do’ attitude to turn them into successful enterprises. Every month, we are successfully supporting around 2,000 jobseekers to get off benefits and start their own business so that they can fulfill their aspiration to look after themselves and their families. if they need start-up capital, they may also be able to access a loan up to £1,000 to help with their start-up costs England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 Self-employment is the quickest way for offenders to be employed, if their risk-taking nature and money-oriented traits can be channelled positively. Those entrepreneurial attributes are essential in business. The total package of support is worth up to £2,274 to each participant who starts their own business.Visit the New Enterprise Allowance scheme webpage for full details. 54,410 starts with a New Enterprise Allowance business mentor 26,160 starts to the New Enterprise Allowance weekly allowance Press Office Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 I am a big fan of the New Enterprise Allowance – it’s a great scheme, which helps people with ideas make the most of their talent. By offering expert mentoring support and start up funds it sends a message to those thinking about starting their own business: ‘you’re not alone’. Case studiesLuke Boulton-MajorLuke Boulton-Major, 26, set up a martial arts and fitness centre in Bristol through the NEA scheme. Luke spent 4 years training and studying taekwondo in South Korea in his early twenties. On his return to the UK he couldn’t find work or anywhere to continue his martial arts training.After being unemployed for 6 months he took part in the NEA scheme and decided to open up his own gym and martial arts centre in Bristol which is now the biggest purpose-built martial arts centre in the country.Simon ShortA Grimsby entrepreneur, who spent 16 years in and out of prison, has set up his own business through the NEA.Simon Short, who set up education and training social enterprise, The Intelligence Project, says: Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 Welcoming the announcement, entrepreneurship ambassador, Levi Roots said: Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA Entrepreneurial jobseekers have set up more than 26,000 new businesses thanks to a government scheme that helps unemployed people turn their dreams of becoming their own boss into a reality, new figures published today (21 August 2013) show.From gourmet chocolate companies to internet games designers, the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) has been behind a wide range of new ventures since it was introduced in 2011, with the most recent statistics showing around 2,000 new businesses being set up every month.The NEA offers expert mentoring and financial support to jobseekers who want to start up their own business, helping people who have previously been on benefits turn their business ideas into successful enterprises.Today’s figures also show that beneficiaries of the scheme come from all ages, with more than 6,000 businesses started by people aged 50 or over – challenging the idea that entrepreneurial zeal is solely a youthful attribute.Almost 4,000 disabled people were also helped by the scheme to become their own boss.Minister for Employment Mark Hoban said: The NEA, launched in April 2011, aims to help unemployed people who want to start their own business. NEA is available to Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants aged 18 and over.Participants receive access to a volunteer business mentor who will provide them with guidance and support as they develop their business plan and through the first 6 months of trading. Once participants have demonstrated they have a viable business proposition with the potential for growth in the future, they are able to access financial support.This consists of: The Intelligence Project delivers education and training to ex-offenders to help reintroduce them to life outside of prison. Through self-referrals and those from the government’s Work Programme, Simon and his team assess an individual’s social capital before assigning them with a mentor, who has had similar life experiences. The mentor then helps build a personal development plan, to help that person overcome issues such as housing or mental health, so they can become more self-sufficient.More informationFrom April 2011 to May 2013 (inclusive) there have been: Media enquiries for this press release 020 3267 5137Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/dwppressoffice
UK wheat prices must fall in order to be more competitive to export to Europe. As we approach the next harvest season, the question is whereabouts the surplus of wheat from last harvest lies and whether the UK will end up importing or exporting. Helen Plant, senior analyst of cereals and oilseeds at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), warned that UK wheat prices must drop if we are to export.“At the moment, we are not exporting much relative to what we are importing. Our prices need to fall to European levels to be more competitive to export and the euro to pound exchange rate is not helping that to happen.“We are in a space of limbo, as it is too early to make calls on the coming harvests – it will be mid-May when the Department of Agriculture releases its first estimate.”Despite good harvest levels in 2014, the protein quality of the wheat was not high enough for use alone by UK bakers, and so much wheat was still imported. The quality of the UK harvest is more suited to European bakers.“The question is how the picture is going to balance out in the longer term,” added Plant. “It is a very split wheat market between all the different grades – will we end up carrying wheat over into next year? It will be key to watch over the next few months to learn who will be exporting and where the wheat is going to be held, come the end of the season.”