Plug Power fleet operational in Maryland

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Latest LIN misuse leaves boy injured

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Terex delivers 30th floating crane

first_imgThe crane will be configured as a G HPK 8400 four-rope grab variant and will be delivered during summer 2013. The Gottwald floating crane is suitable for all cargo types. Terex Port Solutions is also supplying two Gottwald Model 8 floating cranes to St. James Stevedoring Partners, also on the Mississippi river, based in Convent, Louisiana. When delivered in summer 2013, the company will operate a total of 10 Terex floating cranes, making it the world’s largest user of the Terex range. The cranes will be used for bulk handling activities. www.terex.comlast_img read more

Megalift moves gas turbines

first_imgThe GE 9HA.02 turbines, which Megalift said are the largest and most efficient heavy-duty gas turbines in the world, arrived at the port on a Jumbo heavy lift vessel.Ling Ling Lim, general manager of Megalift, explained: “We received the gas turbines, that had come from France, at Pasir Gudang Port, located at the southern region of the Malaysian peninsula. They are crucial components of the Track 4A 1,440 MW combined-cycle power plant in Pasir Gudang, Johor.”Each turbine measured 11.4 m x 5.1 m x 5.2 m.“Since 2018, Megalift has been entrusted to move a large number of shipments for the Track 4A project,” added Lim. “They have comprised cargo ranging from small structures to over-dimensional transformers, generator stators and gas turbines.”Megalift is a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in read more

Senior appointments at SAL

first_imgMatthies will lead the group’s digital strategy and will continue to be responsible for the group’s accounting and merger and acquisition activities.SAL said that the creation of this new role will strengthen its efforts towards digitalisation. Dr. Martin Harren, ceo at SAL Heavy Lift, added: “Digitalisation of business processes is becoming an ever more competitive parameter and we see great potential in developing our digital landscape even further from today.”Also joining the German shipping line is Soeren Bibow, who takes on the role of group chief financial officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate banking institutions, at which he oversaw shipping and maritime investments.sal-heavylift.comlast_img read more

Close down CMCs tomorrow – Desmond Hudson

first_imgThe chief executive of the Law Society has publicly called for claims management companies (CMCs) to be outlawed. Giving evidence to the House of Commons transport committee, which is investigating the cost impact on motor insurance from whiplash claims, Desmond Hudson said that the government ‘should make the practice of CMCs unlawful’. While stressing that genuine claimants should be able to receive reasonable damages, Hudson said that the selling of claims by insurance companies may have contributed to exaggeration and fraud: ‘Which is why I think we should close down CMCs tomorrow.’ In response to questions from committee chair Louise Ellman, Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside, Hudson challenged the assertion that the UK is ‘whiplash capital of the world’. Appearing alongside him, Andrew Ritchie QC of 9 Gough Square said the government’s claim that the UK had a disproportionate number of whiplash cases was based on ‘completely inaccurate’ official statistics of road accidents. Government estimates rely on the STATS19 database, which covers accidents on the public highway that are reported to police and involve human injury or death. Because minor accidents are rarely reported to police ‘this is known to be inaccurate by at least 200 to 300%’, he said. Craig Budsworth, chairman of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society, said the high incidence of slow-speed accidents in Britain could be explained by congestion. ‘The average car speed is the lowest in Europe, so minor injuries are more common… roads are slower in the UK which brings about more minor collisions.’ However Graham Stringer, Labour MP for Blackley and Broughton retorted: ‘That’s the equivalent of saying “my homework fell down the drain”, isn’t it?’ Earlier, representatives of the insurance industry had cited studies claiming that anywhere between 10% and 60% of whiplash claims are fraudulent or exaggerated. Asked where there were regional ‘hot spots’ in fraud, Dominic Clayden, claims director at Aviva UK, said there was a ‘strong linkage’ between the incidence of cash-for-crash cases and the prevalence of CMCs. ‘That may be coincidental,’ he said. James Dalton, assistant director of the Association of British Insurers, told the committee that whiplash claims added £90 a year to the average insurance premium of £440.last_img read more

Court of Appeal limits discretion in departing from Part 36 convention

first_imgRoger Mallalieu (instructed by Royds Withy King) acted for the appellant. Brian McCluggage & Ben Morris (instructed by BLM Law) appeared for the respondent. The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision to punish a claimant accused of dishonesty who had been made to pay 18 months-worth of extra costs. On first instance, the High Court had ordered that the claimant not only be punished for late acceptance of a Part 36 offer, but that she should pay legal costs going back a previous year and a half, to when she purportedly began to mislead the defendant about the effects of her accident. But in Tuson v Murphy, Lord Justice Bean said that despite the claimant’s material non-disclosure, the judge’s exercise of his discretion was ‘flawed’ and the appeal should be allowed. The appeal judge stressed that it was usually right to apply the default costs rule in a case where the facts were known to the defendant’s advisers at the time of the Part 36 offer, and where those circumstances did not change significantly before the offer was accepted. The claimant had given up her teaching job in September 2013 after a riding accident three years earlier and initially valued her claim at more than £1.5m on the basis she would not work again. #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Lord Justice BeanBut she obtained a franchise in a playgroup organisation in November 2013 and ran her first session two months later: in her first witness statements from April 2014 she did not mention this new venture. By September 2014 she had ceased the playgroup activity and the franchise was transferred in January 2015. She remarked in a subsequent statement she was subject to ‘upsetting attacks’ from the defendant about her credibility. In September 2015, the defendant’s solicitors made a Part 36 offer of £352,060, with costs paid on the condition it was accepted within 21 days. It was not until the start of December that the offer was accepted. In the first instance judgment, Judge Harris had ruled the defendant should pay the claimant’s costs only up to 1 April 2014 and the claimant pay the defendant’s costs thereafter. The judge said the claimant should be sanctioned in some way and that the defendant should be allowed to use the Part 36 mechanism to argue injustice and avoid a normal costs order. On appeal, Bean LJ said the defendant’s representatives made the Part 36 offer ‘in full knowledge’ of the claimant’s material non-disclosure. He said it was ‘too broad a brush’ to say the decision about costs was entirely a matter of discretion, even in a case where a party might have behaved dishonestly. Quoting Mr Justice Andrew Baker in Tiuta PLC (in liquidation) v Rawlinson & Hunter (a firm), he added: ‘The defendant must be taken to have been content to compromise on the basis of paying the claimants’ costs on the standard basis to the end of the relevant period by reference to his assessment of matters as they stood when the offer was made.  ‘If nothing is shown to the court clearly to upset or undermine that assessment, there will almost always be nothing unjust about holding the defendant to it.’ The appeal was allowed and the claimant ordered to pay just the extra costs incurred by her delayed acceptance of the Part 36 offer. last_img read more

Dancing On Ice’s first live show of 2020 airs Sunday night on ITV

first_imgFollowing the launch show over Christmas, Dancing on Ice kicks off its latest series with their first live show on Sunday night.Hosted by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, the new series sees 12 celebrities compete to become champion of the rink with the help of some of the world’s greatest skating professionals. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean head up the ice panel alongside dance supremo, Ashley Banjo and brand new addition, John Barrowman.The couples for the 2020 series are:Ben Hanlin & Carlotta EdwardsCaprice Bourret & Hamish GamanIan ‘H’ Watkins & Matt EversJoe Swash & Alexandra SchaumanKevin Kilbane & Brianne DelcourtLibby Clegg MBE & Mark HanrettyLisa George & Tom NaylorLucrezia Millarini & Brendyn HatfieldMaura Higgins & Alexander DemetriouRadzi Chinyanganya & Jessica HatfieldPerri Kiely & Vanessa BauerTrisha Goddard & Lukasz RozyckiDuring the first live show six couples perform their very first routines. There will also be a spectacular performance from the professional skaters.Dancing on Ice airs at 6pm Sunday on ITV. Preview the couples and celebs in our gallery below: Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITV Credit: ITVlast_img read more

5 US athletes with Caribbean roots

first_imgIt’s almost that time of the year – Basketball season! With the NBA season about to start, trades finalized, and with players reporting to training camp and the season opener set, the National Weekly looks at a few of the NBA players with Caribbean heritage.Roy HibbertBorn in Queens, NYC, to a Jamaican father and a Trinidadian mother,  Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has chosen to represent Jamaica in international basketball competition. Sanya Richards-RossThis U.S. Olympian was born in Jamaica and started running at the age of 7. She holds five Olympic gold medals including gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 400 metres and also as part of the 4×400 meters relay at the 2004 Games, the 2008 Games, and the 2012 games.Carmelo AnthonyThough his Puerto Rican father, Carmelo Anthony Sr., died when he was only two, Carmelo Jr. has reconnected with his roots in recent years, contributing to community rebuilding projects in the island.Tim Duncan5 time NBA champion Tim Duncan was born and raised in Christiansted, a town in Saint Croix, one of the main islands composing the US Virgin Islands. Duncan has been honored with the Virgin Islands Medal of Honor, the highest award bestowed by the Virgin Islands territorial government, and has been celebrated in several “Tim Duncan Day” ceremonies.Al Harfordlast_img read more

Mali beats Senegal on penalties to win AFCON Under-20 championship

first_imgRelated Hosts Zambia beat Senegal 2-0 to win first Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations title Mali, Senegal advance to Under-20 AFCON final Mali beat Senegal 3-2 on penalties to win the 2019 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Niger on Sunday.The much anticipated final had finished 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra-time.Senegal’s Dion Lopy, Amadou Ndiaye and Ousseynou Niang were the unfortunate players to miss spot-kicks, giving Mali their first Under-20 continental title.Mali had the better start to the match with Boubacar Traore opening the scoring after just 16 minutes.Amadou Ndiaye then equalised for Senegal in the 75th minute to take the match into extra-time.The final was a repeat of the opening Group B match which Senegal won 2-0 in Maradi.Coming into the Sunday’s finale, Senegal had won all four of the matches they had played in Niger.On Saturday, South Africa beat Nigeria 5-3 on penalties to take third place at the tournament after the match had finished 0-0.Adamu Ibrahim Alhassan’s spot-kick was saved by South African goalkeeper Walter Kubheka as Amajita secured the bronze medal.“I’m happy for my boys because they won the match and we played against a very good team, Nigeria,” Thabo Senong, South Africa’s head coach said. All four teams, South Africa, Nigeria, Mali and Senegal will now begin their preparation for the Under-20 World Cup which kicks off in Poland in May. German army convoy comes under fire in Malilast_img read more