Retail funding bounces back

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INEOS to invest in UK shale

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Airgas cuts ribbon on Kentucky ASU

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Stena Line newbuilds move ahead

first_imgThe last two ships are scheduled for delivery in 2022 and will be larger than the three other ships in the series; they will have an additional 15 percent cargo capacity, measure 240 m long and will have a load capacity of 3,600 lane metres.Stena Line’s E-Flexer series has been designed and built in collaboration with its sister company Stena RoRo. Two ships in the series have already been delivered – Stena Estrid and Stena Edda – and have entered service on the Irish Sea. The third vessel, Stena Embla, is in the final stages of construction and is expected to enter into the company’s Belfast-Liverpool service in early 2021. The ships are 30 percent more energy efficient than existing vessels in the fleet, said Stena. The two longer vessels will be equipped to use shore power during port calls to reduce emissions. In addition to the five newbuilds another two existing vessels in the fleet, Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey, will be extended by 36 m and modified with efficient drive-through capabilities for loading and unloading in two levels. In total the modifications will increase the cargo capacity by 30 percent. The two vessels are expected to return to Stena Line’s network in 2021. www.stenaline.comlast_img read more

Bar keeps tabs on defaulting solicitors

first_imgThe names of solicitors who fail to pay their barristers are still being uploaded to a list encouraging other members of the bar to boycott them. The Bar Council confirmed this month it has added 13 firms to its list of defaulting solicitors in the past three years.  The list’s future was called into question in 2015 as part of changes to the ‘cab rank’ rule. This had allowed barristers to refuse instructions from solicitors whose names were listed. They can now assess more generally whether the solicitor is an ‘acceptable credit risk’. Reports at the time suggested the reform would mean the list would be scrapped, but it now carries more than 100 firm names. The Bar Council says the retention of the list is for guidance and to help barristers choose which instructions to take. A spokesman said: ‘Aged debt and defaults on payment are serious issues for the bar, with individuals in smaller chambers and at earlier stages of their career being particularly affected.’ Recent additions to the list have included a court judgment against a solicitor for unpaid debt. Solicitors and firms can apply to be removed from the list after six months, but it is understood that no such application has been made for at least three years.last_img read more

DWF set to raise £95m from stock market listing

first_imgInternational firm DWF has confirmed it will begin trading this week as it becomes the largest legal practice to float in this country. Shares will be set at 122p when unconditional trading begins on Friday morning, valuing the company at £366m.  Andrew Leaitherland, chief executive DWFSource: DWFThe offer will comprise around 61.5m new shares to be issued and 16.6m existing shares sold by shareholders, equating to 26% of the company worth around £95m. Members of DWF are expected to hold a majority of the shares after admission, subject to lock up arrangements. One-fifth of each individual’s holding will be released from the lock up following announcement of the group’s preliminary financial results for the financial year 30 April 2020, and for the next four financial years following announcement of the group’s preliminary financial results for the financial year 30 April 2021, 10% of each individual’s holding for each period will be released and a further 10% of each individual’s holding for each period will be released subject to individual performance.Locked up equity can be released or clawed back – the latter happening in the event that certain performance targets are not met. The group intends to use £19m of the net proceeds to repay a portion of members’ capital contribution to DWF, up to £10m to invest in additional IT systems, and the remainder used for general purposes including working capital and potential future acquisitions. DWF will become the first main market listed legal business when it goes public on the London stock exchange. Chief executive Andrew Leaitherland said: ‘DWF and its partner group see this as the start of the next phase of DWF’s evolution and we are very pleased by the support shown by our new investors.  ‘We see substantial, long-term opportunity, to build on our strong track record and further develop and grow our complex, managed and connected services capabilities, while attracting and retaining the best talent, investing in technology and carrying out targeted M&A.’ Leaitherland received shares worth £8.7 million. DWF chairman Sir Nigel Knowles got shares worth £3.3 million.last_img read more

Valencia opens Line 5

first_imgAT THE end of last month Valencia metro operator FGV was due to put into service the first section of Line 5, a 2·5 km branch running from Alameda on Line 3 to Parque Ayora in the east of the city (RG 6.02 p287). With intermediate stations at Aragón and Manuel Candela, the new route is expected to carry up to 5million passengers during its first year in service.Line 5 is due to be extended westwards to the airport at Manises in 2006, using what is presently Line 3 from Alameda to Mislata-Almassil. From here to the airport metro services would make use of the existing Renfe branch to Riba-roja de Túria, which is due to be transferred to FGV in January 2004.last_img

5 healthy and yummy breakfast ideas

first_img5 wholesome breakfast ideasBreakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it can often be the one that’s hardest to fit into busy schedules. Even if you have time for breakfast, you may find yourself trading wholesomeness and quality for speed and convenience. However, having better-for-you breakfasts need not require a lot of time or effort. It can be as simple as making better and smarter choices.“One of my favorite breakfasts is a bagel with cream cheese, but when I was looking to make healthier choices, I thought this was too indulgent,” said New York Times best-selling author and food blogger Andie Mitchell. “In reality, it’s about moderation and eating a whole wheat bagel with a natural cream cheese is a guilt-free breakfast option I love.”Food blogger Andie MitchellHere are five wholesome, yet easy breakfast options that can start your day off on the right nutritional foot:1. Better-for-you bagel and cream cheeseWho doesn’t love a good bagel? They’re quick, convenient and delicious. They even have their own celebratory day – Feb. 9 is National Bagel Day. If you’ve been shying away from this traditional favorite thinking you don’t need all the carbs of bagels and the additives in most cream cheeses, it’s time to rethink your view. A whole grain bagel topped with a better-for-you spread, like Arla cream cheese, is a satisfying and delicious start to the day. Arla’s cream cheeses (Original, Light, Herbs & Spices, Peppercorn and Blueberry) are free of artificial flavors, preservatives, thickeners and stabilizers.2. A better breakfast burritoClassic breakfast burritos are filling, satisfying and nourishing, but unless you go the frozen route, you may not have the time to whip up a morning burrito. A faster, wholesome option awaits – simply top a whole-grain tortilla with your favorite Arla cream cheese, add fresh-sliced fruit such as kiwi, apple or banana, fold in half and enjoy!3. Outstanding oatmeal As breakfast cereals go, oatmeal is a nutritional champ. A 1-cup serving of plain oatmeal has about 150 calories, and it’s loaded with nourishing fiber, protein and vitamin A. Add flavor with wholesome toppings like fresh berries, chopped apples, raisins or nuts. However, be wary of flavored versions that may have a lot of added sugar.4. Terrific toastsA slice of toasted white bread slathered in butter isn’t sufficient for a good breakfast, but you can take toast to the next level and create a morning meal that’s tasty, wholesome and toasted. Start by toasting a slice of whole grain bread. Next spread on some protein – this could be a sugar-free peanut butter, almond butter or better-for-you cream cheese. Top with your favorite fruit or veggies. For example, banana slices go well with peanut butter; mango or kiwi cubes are yummy with light cream cheese; and tomato slices atop Arla’s Peppercorn cream cheese make for a great wake-up call!5. Easier eggsEveryone knows eggs are a breakfast staple, but who has the time to prepare them in the morning when you’re trying to get everyone out the door? You do! The microwave is your morning best friend, from reheating your coffee to whipping up delectable, easy and wholesome egg breakfasts. You can make scrambled eggs in minutes. Just crack an egg into a microwave-safe cup, add a tablespoon of water or milk, a dash of cayenne pepper and some salt, and a teaspoon or two of your favorite veggie finely diced, such as scallions, tomatoes or mushrooms. Top with a generous spoonful of shredded Havarti or Gouda cheese and microwave everything for 45 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 45 seconds until the eggs are set.Breakfast doesn’t have to be time-consuming or a disappointing compromise. A few better-for-you breakfast options can set a healthful, happy tone for the rest of your day.last_img read more

Inaugural Teachers’ pageant hailed a success [Photos included]

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Inaugural Teachers’ pageant hailed a success [Photos included] by: – October 15, 2013 Share Share 517 Views   one comment Sharecenter_img Tweet Nickisha Philbert, in creative wear. Her wedding gown made out of napkins and plastic forks.The inaugural She’s Royal Teachers’ pageant organized by the Dominica Association of Teachers (DAT) and held on Sunday 13th October at the Arawak House of Culture has been hailed a success.“They put on a wonderful show and made us all proud,” initiator and coordinator of the inaugural teachers’ pageant, Marie-Antoinette Mora said.Ms Mora noted that despite the hard work involved she was extremely proud of all the contestants.“Preparing them for the show was a lot of work and we had a very short time-frame but the hard work paid off as persons attending the show expressed their total satisfaction”.She congratulated all the winners for a job well done and hats off the DAT for recognizing a good product when they’re approached with one. “It takes very special people to be willing to listen and open their minds to something different and to be receptive to new ideas and the DAT is truly special,” Ms Mora said.She also commended president of the DAT, Celia Nicholas and the Association “for the confidence placed in me to execute this show to the highest standard”.Nickisha Philbert of the Laudat Primary School won the competition and awards for Best Talent, Best Interview and Best Teacher Gone Vogue segments.Delah Gachette of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School placed second and Odessa Elie of the Convent High School placed third.The other contestants were; Melinda Ulysses of the St. Mary’s Primary, Merlincia Henry of the Convent Preparatory School and Andria Andrew of the Wills Stathmore Stevens School.[nggallery id = 362]Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Anritsu to Demonstrate Broadband VNA System for On-wafer Characterization from 70 kHz to 140 GHz at IMS 2012

first_imgAnritsu will demonstrate the world’s only broadband Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) system that can conduct single sweeps from 70 kHz to 140 GHz in its booth (#807) at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS), to be held June 19-21, in Montreal. The on-wafer device characterization is one in a series of demonstrations to be conducted in Anritsu’s booth that will highlight test solutions for high-frequency designs, including E-band applications and high-speed signal integrity measurements. A market leader in VNA technology, the VectorStar VNA demonstration shows Anritsu’s commitment to address the needs of engineers developing products for high-frequency applications. A number of higher frequency bands are gaining popularity, including 40-60 GHz for data transmission wireless backhaul between base stations, 60 GHz for Wireless LAN transmission in home and public locations, 77 GHz automotive collision avoidance systems, and 94 GHz for airport radar applications, materials measurement, and homeland security imaging systems. The demonstration will showcase Anritsu’s latest technology, including a new 0.8 mm connector, as well as the excellent stability and RF performance of the VectorStar and mm-wave modules. During the demonstration, the VNA system will sweep from 70 kHz to 140 GHz, highlighting the broadest range of frequency characterization data in a single system. The system will conduct a single sweep across multiple coax and waveguide bands, eliminating the need to use separate systems and associated data concatenation errors. “Device engineers need broad frequency coverage to accurately characterize devices. To address this need, a connector that can perform above 110 GHz is required,” said Bob Buxton, Marketing Manager, General Purpose Test, Microwave Measurements Division. “Anritsu has pioneered high-frequency connectors. We were the first to develop the 40 GHz (2.92 mm) K connector and the 70 GHz (1.85 mm) V connector, and led the way on the 1 mm connector. In order to support a VNA with performance to 140 GHz, we needed to develop and support a new 0.8 mm connector.” Signal Integrity Measurements VectorStar can also be used for signal integrity measurements, which will be the focus of another demonstration in the Anritsu booth featuring the MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) BERT and MP1825B 4 Tap Emphasis. The station will highlight how the best-in-class waveforms and error detector sensitivity of the MP1800A, combined with the ability of the MP1825B to change the emphasis ratio for each tap individually, create a solution that addresses the challenges faced by signal integrity engineers.last_img read more