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Angola Cables informed that marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has been completed and that the cable loading started on the Angolan side of SACS. When completed, SACS will interconnect with the Monet cable system — connecting the United States and Brazil — and WACS, the West Africa Cable System.SACS is a 40 Tbps cable 6,165 kilometers in length with four fibre pairs that will connect Angola to Brazil, linking Africa and the Americas.Angola Cables said that the completion of the marine survey means that final manufacturing can be completed and any minor route and/or cable type adjustments can be fine-tuned based on the actual survey findings. With the loading of the Pre-Laid Shore End (PLSE) the construction of SACS is underway. For this aspect of the cable system, Angola Cables commissioned NEC Japan and contracted Ocean Specialists, Inc (OSI) to oversee the construction process.“We have worked closely with our partners and suppliers to ensure the highest possible value of the SACS network for our customers,” said Antonio Nunes, CEO of Angola Cables. “As part of our global connectivity strategy, SACS will offer the first direct, high-capacity southern transatlantic connection.”“These key milestones illustrate that the SACS cable is on target for completion as Angola Cables continues to build sales momentum for delivery of services on SACS by the middle of 2018. Increasingly, customers are turning to the southern transatlantic route for diversification and security. SACS, coupled with Monet and the existing WACS cable, provide unparalleled value for which we are seeing very high demand in the marketplace,” added Artur Mendes, chief commercial officer for Angola Cables.SACS is scheduled to be ready for service by the middle of 2018.
The Legal Services Commission has announced a series of free training sessions in business and financial management skills for legal aid providers, which will begin in the areas where best-value tendering is to be piloted. The LSC’s ‘provider readiness’ team has commissioned accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers to create a series of free half-day classroom training modules and e-learning modules. The seminars will cover financial skills, expanding your business, alternative business structures and the use of IT in legal practices. The first financial skills module covers understanding a firm’s cost base, calculating the cost of providing each type of legal aid service, fee-earner capacity, and preparation for tendering and bidding. The second financial module includes how to calculate profit and ways to achieve it, developing strategies to move the business forward and increase profitability, and understanding liquidity, cashflow and working capital management. The face-to-face seminars will begin in September 2009 in the best value tendering pilot areas of Manchester, Bristol and Taunton. The online training will be available to everyone from early September 2009. The LSC is also offering two-hour evening seminars on the e-tendering processes in September and October. The training follows feedback from providers which indicated that they needed help with their financial management skills. Financial management will be increasingly important due to the changing procurement methods being adopted by the LSC, and ongoing legal aid reforms. For a programme of the training available and to register see www.legalservicesprovidertraining.co.uk.
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The company has developed a specialisation in logistics and forwarding, with special focus on project and ro-ro cargo. Plate Logistics also acts as a shipping agent and provides a complete range of logistics services from air freight, sea freight, road/rail transport, project management and distribution to Customs management, says AOP project co-ordinator Pablo Jedlinski.The company’s website is currently under construction but will come on line at www.platelogistics.com.ar. For information on the company, contact Pablo Jedlinski at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor further details about AOP Project Partners visit: www.aop-projectpartners.com
Atlas Air’s free cash flow grew from USD247.8 million in 2014 to USD326.8 million in 2015.”2015 was a great year,” said Atlas Air president and ceo, William J. Flynn. “We grew earnings substantially, outperforming the airfreight market and delivering adjusted earnings per share of USD5.01, and we positioned Atlas for earnings growth in 2016.”Atlas Air also took actions to strengthen its fleet, adding a tenth B747-8 freighter and refinancing higher-cost debt on two existing 747-8 aircraft and five 747-400 freighters.”We also expect to benefit from our acquisition of Southern Air Holdings, which we expect to close in the next few months,” added Flynn.Atlas Air begins 2016 with a “favourable view” about demand from its customers, expecting total block hours to increase more than 20 percent year-on-year. www.atlasair.com
INTRO: Julian Wolinsky reports from San DiegoONE OF the final pieces of San Diego’s light rail network as envisaged nearly 30 years ago was dedicated on July 8, when an S70 low-floor LRV burst through a banner at San Diego State University station. Built at a cost of $506m, the 9·5 km Mission Valley East extension runs from the former terminus at Mission San Diego to meet the Orange Line in La Mesa, completing a route along the busy Interstate 8 corridor. The completed Mission Valley route is served by a new Green Line, which links the Old Town intermodal transit centre with Santee. San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has taken delivery of 11 Siemens S70 Avanto cars, which will work the Green Line with earlier U2 and SD100 cars. The dedication ceremony was attended by more than 1000 invited guests. SDSU is the network’s first underground station, situated more than 12m beneath a landscaped plaza in the middle of the hill-top campus. The station is located in a 1220 m tunnel, which was built using cut and cover for 915m and NATM for the other 305m. The rest of the route is at grade or on viaduct.SDSU is expected to generate 4300 weekday trips by students, staff and visitors. Overall, MTS officials are forecasting that the extension will add more than 11000 journeys each weekday, bringing the network’s average daily ridership to 101000. With four stations, the Mission Valley East segment opened almost exactly 24 years after the initial light rail line from the city centre to the Mexican frontier at San Ysidro. The Green Line began revenue service on July 10 after a day of free rides. The revised service pattern sees the Blue Line from San Ysidro cut back from Mission San Diego to terminate at Old Town, although it will be extended to Qualcomm Stadium during weekday peak hours. The Orange Line remains almost unchanged, although its eastern terminus has been truncated by one station from Santee to Gillespie Field. The four new stations have ticket vending machines from Cubic Transportation Systems that are designed to support credit/debit card payment and contactless smart cards in future, although they are currently configured only for cash payments. They are ready for MTS to launch a county-wide smart card-based ticketing system being delivered by Cubic, which will allow seamless travel on light rail, bus and Coaster commuter rail services using a common smart card. The latest addition brings the network to 86·9 route-km, with one more extension in the advanced planning stage. The Mid-Coast Line will run north from Old Town to La Jolla, serving the University of California’s San Diego campus together with a large concentration of offices, housing and a regional shopping centre.
ITALY: An agreement has been reached for Mitsubishi Electric Corp’s European business to acquire an 80% stake in Padova-based rolling stock air-conditioning supplier Klimat-Fer SpA from April 2014.Announcing the agreement on December 16, the companies said Mitsubishi Electric’s advanced technical knowledge would be combined with Klimat-Fer’s innovation and sales skills. ‘Klimat-Fer is a well-established and respected business in this sector both in Italy and Europe’, said Takahiro Kikuchi, Executive Officer & President of the Public Utilities Systems Group at Mitsubishi Electric. ‘We are very pleased to be joining forces with them to strengthen our market share across Europe and enhance our product development and sales offer.’
The second episode of Strike Back: Vendetta saw Section 20 Section 20 launch a raid on the Demachi family business.If you’d prefer to have no spoilers at all for Strike Back: Vendetta, we suggest you stop reading this article now.In order to try and recover the bioweapon, Section 20 went after Edon’s son Loric (Maxim Baldry). They raided a strip club that he ran and tried to recruit him to help them. He was happy to go against his father Edon (Goran Bogdan) and took a tracker.The team followed the tracker to a railway station and realised the bioweapon exchange was taking place on a train. Coltrane (Jamie Bamber) managed to board the train while Mac (Warren Brown), Chetri (Varada Sethu), Wyatt (Daniel MacPherson) and Novin (Alin Sumarwata) gave chase. Coltrane was captured and tried to do a deal with Edon but he refused. Edon sent Coltrane to be killed but he found his attacker and won. Brothers Zayef (Alec Secareanu) and Mahir (Bamshad Abedi-Amin) double crossed Edon and fled with the bioweapon. Edon also fled and Mac was lucky not to be blown up after the terrorists detonated a bomb. Mac went after Edon and killed him after they fought. He recovered a tracker which allowed the team to track down and destroy the bioweapon.The terrorist brothers escaped and Arianna (Ivana Milicevic) declared a blood feud against Section 20.Watch the Strike Back: Vendetta episode 3 promo below:In the third episode, the team run into an old ally as they’re thrown headlong into a dangerous race to stop the cyberweapon falling into Jihadist hands.Strike Back: Vendetta episodes air at 9pm Tuesdays on Sky One.
Local Andrew McDowell Jnr told DGWGO “Fire Appliances From Sanquhar and New Cumnock were at the incident they were there for some time pumping out the water, three Houses were flooded it’s the worst seen in Sanquhar for quite a while.Images credit – Andrew McDowell JNR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFire and Rescue teams from Sanquhar and New Cumnock battled for several hours to save houses at West Loch, Sanquhar, last night Wednesday the 12th of August 2020 after adverse weather had caused flooding.