The next House hold name

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first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Construction Innovation Hub: if only we’d had it sooner

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ICS makes eBook offering

first_imgThe ICS publications will be available to download in a digital format from April 2013.The first publications available in an eBook format will be the ICS Bridge Procedures Guide (4th edition), the ICS Guide to Helicopter/Ship Operations (4th edition) and the ICS/ISF Guidelines on the Application of the ISM Code (4th edition). Further eBooks will be available for download when new or revised print versions are released. The shipping guides will continue to be published on behalf of ICS by Marisec Publications and will only be available from maritime booksellers.www.marisec.orglast_img read more

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McTyre in skid delivery

first_imgAccording to Johnny McTyre, vice president of McTyre Trucking, the skid was self-loaded onto a specialised trailer. The trailer was assembled around the cargo before using its hydraulics to lift the load to transport height.”As one of the largest and heaviest loads to ever be permitted over Ohio roadways, the most challenging aspect was simply the size of the transporter and negotiating through, around, over, and under the numerous obstructions on route,” McTyre explained.In order to execute the shipment, McTyre also had to arrange route surveys, coordinate with local and state officials, secure permits, and organise civilian and law enforcement escorts to accompany the load.  www.mctyretrucking.comlast_img read more

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LeoSat Gets FCC Approval to Provide SATCOM Services to the US Market

first_imgLeoSat Enterprises, a dynamic young company is launching a unique new data network consisting of a constellation of up to 108 low-earth-orbit communications satellites. They have been awarded the authority by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide NGSO (non-geostationary satellite orbit) services in the United States.The increasing demand for business connectivity and with it, the need to move large quantities of data quickly and securely around the world, is fast outpacing the infrastructure in place to carry it. Existing networks are already carrying more than 1 Zeta Byte of traffic globally and this is set to grow exponentially.The FCC market access grant will allow LeoSat to address currently unmet demand for high-bandwidth, low-latency, high-security data transmissions from large commercial and government customers in the United States. Designed as a backbone in space for global business, LeoSat’s data network will enable new opportunities for sectors such as enterprise-to-enterprise communications, telecommunications, oil & gas operations and maritime services, delivering premise-to-premise high-speed data (greater than 1 Gbps) with unmatched security to any location in the world. Moreover, whilst LeoSat’s core focus is solving essential business communications challenges, the unique design of LeoSat’s constellation means capacity will also be available to enable a new level of connectivity services for Internet and cellular backhaul for remote and underserved communities.Using optical inter-satellite links and on-board processing and operating in polar orbits at an altitude five times closer to the Earth than medium earth orbit satellites and 25 times closer than geostationary orbit (“GSO”) satellites, the LeoSat System offers numerous advantages with respect to high throughput, low latency, and full global coverage. These advantages, in turn, will allow LeoSat to provide enterprise-grade, highly secure data transmissions with up to 1.2 Gbps of full-duplex connectivity per link (and 5.2 Gbps where needed), along with low latency of less than 20 ms. The high-throughput satellites will form a mesh network interconnected through inter-satellite laser links, creating an optical backbone that is approximately 1.5 times faster than terrestrial fiber networks.For Enterprise and Government customers, the key attributes of the LeoSat system fulfil a critical communications need, for example, by giving banks, governments or research centers ultra-secure networks with global offices, providing significantly more bandwidth for oil & gas and mining exploration than is available today, enabling seamless connectivity for shipping & fleet management, or providing primary 4G and 5G satellite backhaul connectivity for cellular operators.LeoSat Highlights: Click here to learn more about LeoSat. Unique global data network using inter-satellite links to provide an MPLS network in space Optical backbone in space 1.5 times faster than terrestrial fiber Extremely-low latency and ultra-secure network Combining the speed of fiber with the reach of satellitelast_img read more

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Berdasarkan Indeks Keamanan, Inilah 10 Negara Teraman Untuk Dikunjungi

first_imgDari hasil indeks, ada 163 negara pada tingkat negatif, indikator kekerasan di dalam negeri dan tingkat konflik di regional menjadi parameternya. Jika destinasi tersebut masuk dalam daerah konflik atau berpotensi terjadinya gangguan keamanan, maka sebaiknya Anda mencari tempat wisata lain daripada membahayakan nyawa.Islandia (www.cntraveler.com)Dan berikut ada 10 negara dengan indeks keamanan terbaik, yang artinya mengunjungi daerah ini sangat direkomendasikan, selain memang karena wisata alamnya yang indah, aspek keamanan di 10 negara ini sangat terjamin. Berikut kesepuluh negara tersebut.1. IslandiaNegara yang satu ini sudah sepuluh tahun berturut-turut berada di puncak indek keamanan. Negara Nordik mencetak poin terendah untuk kasus pembunuhan, jumlah orang dipenjara dan tindakan teror. Nilai yang di dapat secara keseluruhan 1.111. Masih ada bonus lainnya, Islandia menjadi pulau yang agak sulit terkena masalah sengketa perbatasan.2. Selandia BaruMenjadi tujuan terbaik dunia lainnya, Anda mungkin akan terkejut dengan pemandangan pantai yanng menakjubkan daripada konflik internal atau kekerasan yang nilainya menjadi 1.241.3. PortugalTahun 2016, Conde Nast Traveler menyatakan kota Lisbon yang paling diremehkan di Eropa. Indeks Perdamaian Global hanya sekedar menggarisbawahi poin tersebut. Keterjangkauan Portugal relatif dikombinasikan dengan nilai keamanannya 1.258 menjadikannya sebagai satu tempat kunjungan yang harus di datangi.Swiss (www.cntraveler.com)4. AustriaRobert Frost menulis bahwa pagar yang baik membuat tetangga yang baik. Dan itu benar, sebab Austria dengan tetangganya termasuk Jerman dan Republik Ceko yang mendapat angka tertinggi pada indeks ternyata Austria mendapat nilai 1.256 untuk impor senjata rendah dan pemilihan damai.5. DenmarkSecara teratur berada di antara negara-negara paling bahagia di dunia. Denmark mendapat nilai 1.337, dengan hasil ini juga menjadi salah satu yang paling aman selain konflik kecil dengan salah satu pulau kecil tak berpenghuni dengan Kanada.6. Republik CekoNegara yang berada di Revolusi Velvet mendapat 1.360 poin untuk pengeluaran militer per kapita yang rendah dan tindakan kejahatan kekerasan yang relatif sedikit.Portugal (www.cntraveler.com)7. SloveniaNegara ini memiliki teror yang tidak berarti dan sedikit konflik internal. Slovenia berada di posisi yang sedikit lebih tinggi daripada rata-rata yang bisa membuat pengunjung merasa lebih aman. Berada di angka keamanan 1.364, pelancong tujuan Eropa bisa menjelajahi permata tersembunyi seperti Ljubljana dan lembah Sungai Soca.8. KanadaAngka kemanan 1.371 menjadikan Kanada lebih aman dibandingkan dengan negara dibawahnya yakni Amerika Serikat. Kota Toronto menjadi salah satu yang teraman di negara ini untuk disinggahi.9. SwissMemiliki nilai berbeda sedikit dari Kanada yakni sebesar 1.373 ini mencatat tidak adanya konflik internal dan eksternal. Ini bisa memberikan waktu banyak untuk menyelesaikan proyek seperti terowongan terpanjang dan terdalam di dunia.Baca juga: Kenali 10 Rute Kapal Ferry Terindah di Dunia10. Irlandia dan JepangDua negara ini memiliki nilai keamanan dunia 1.408. Jepang mendapat nilai ini karena jumlah pembunuhan yang rendah dan sedikitnya akses terhadp senjata. Selain kemanan, negara ini juga mempermudah pelancong untuk berkeliling dengan kereta api berkecepatan tinggi. Ini juga merupakan misi untuk menaikkan jumlah pengunjung di tahun 2020 mendatang. Sedangkan Republik Irlandia mencetak nilai terbaik untuk ketidakstabilan politik dan teror politik yang rendah. Ada tempat-tempat indah dan pulau-pulau kecil seperti Emerald Isle yang bisa disuguhkan untuk Anda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAntisipasi Terorisme, Bandara-Bandara di Australia Dihimbau Perketat Keamanan18/08/2017In “Bandara”Travel Advice, Jangan Samakan dengan Travel Warning10/07/2017In “Bandara”Survei IHG: 77 Persen Pelancong Tidak Mengenal ‘Warna Sejati’ Destinasi Tujuan Wisata!23/12/2019In “Darat” Slovenia (www.cntraveler.com) Status keamanan tak pelak menjadi pertimbangan utama sebelum menentukan destinasi wisata. Selalu update berita tentang destinasi yang akan dituju bisa menjadi solusi tepat, dengan begitu kalau pun rencana wisata dijalankan, Anda bisa lebih bersiap menghadapi isu-isu yang ada. Nah, lepas dari update berita, mengetahui status keamanan suatu kota atau negara bisa juga ditakar lewat indeks keamanan.Baca juga: Pulau Christmas, Garda Terdepan Australia di Utara, Surganya Jutaan Kepiting MerahMeski tak menjelaskan secara rinci atas suatu kejadian, memantau indeks keamanan layak diperhitungkan untuk mengetahui status keamanan di negara-negara yanga akan dituju. KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari cntraveler.com, bahwa Institute Economics and Peace dengan bantuan dari Economist Intelligence Unit menghitung Indek Keamanan Global setiap tahunnya.last_img read more

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Mother Goose, Angsa Unik Penghuni Stasiun York

first_imgOperator stasiun York mengatakan angsa yang dijuluki Mother Goose ini pertama kali terlihat pada bulan lalu oleh Polisi Transportasi Inggris di Stasiun York. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman bbc.com (4/5/2020), angsa ini beberapa waktu lalu sempat tak terlihat dan staf kereta api berpikir Mother Goose telah berpindah.Sebab angsa ini menghilang lebih dari sehari dan kemudian tiba-tiba kembali serta meletakkan empat telur di hamparan bunga di stasiun tempatnya biasa terlihat. Kehadiran angsa ini membuat staf stasiun memvideokan aktivitas hariannya dan mempostingnya secara online. Bahkan sejauh ini video tersebut telah dilihat sekitar 70 ribu kali.Stasiun York sendiri saat ini tengah berhenti beroperasi karena pembatasan pemerintah pada perjalanan yang mungkin telah menarik angsa untuk berpindah. Menurut dewan kota York, Greylag dan angsa Kanada sendiri sebenarnya pemandangan yang umum kota ini adalah rumah bagi sekitr 500 burung seperti itu. London North Eastern Railways (LNER) yang mengoperasikan stasiun sangat senang dengan kehadiran angsa ini.“Ini adalah kisah yang sangat indah, indah dan kita semua perlu ini dalam kehidupan kita saat ini. Dia datang dua minggu yang lalu dan sedikit melihat-lihat dan dia membuat dirinya sangat di rumah di tempat tidur bunga,” kata direktur komunikasi LNER Kate McFerran.Kate mengatakan staf menempatkan makanan dan air untuknya dan telah menempatkan pagar di sekitar tempat tidur bunga untuk keselamatan, tetapi dia “berperilaku sangat baik”. Dia mengatakan bahwa posting #GooseCam mereka di media sosial menunjukkan dia berpatroli di stasiun kereta api, kadang-kadang dengan seorang teman, dan menjaga telurnya.Baca juga: Aneh bin Ajaib! Seekor Angsa Tabrak dan Berdiri Anteng di Dalam Taksi“Itu telah membuat berita di Australia, di India, dan di seluruh dunia. Dia benar-benar memikat hati dan pikiran,” ujarnya.Kate mengatakan dia berharap bahwa ketika telur-telur itu menetas orang akan menghubungi LNER dengan saran nama untuk gooslingShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAsik Berlenggak-lenggok di Rel, Satu Keluarga Angsa Buat Kereta Api Tertahan 30 Menit24/06/2019In “Darat”Stasiun-Stasiun Tua di Dunia, Kombinasikan Keindahan Arsitektur dan Wisata10/02/2017In “Darat”Jalur Kereta Komuter di Yogyakarta, Bakal Hadir dari Berbagai Arah!06/11/2018In “Darat” Mother Goose, angsa di Stasiun York (bbc.com) Ketika setiap orang membutuhkan ketenangan dalam kehidupannya, biasanya mereka akan bepergian atau menikmati waktu sendiri ke tempat yang nyaman. Apalagi saat pandemi seperti ini, banyak orang yang mencoba untuk menikmati kesunyian di rumah agar mendapat ketenangan batin.Baca juga: Asik Berlenggak-lenggok di Rel, Satu Keluarga Angsa Buat Kereta Api Tertahan 30 MenitNyatanya tak hanya manusia, seekor angsa di Inggris pun mencari ketenangan dan kenyamanan di sebuah stasiun. Angsa ini menghampiri Stasiun York dan tinggal di hamparan bunga bahkan hingga bertelur.last_img read more

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UFC: Struve vs Volkov Predictions (McKee Picks)

first_imgThe Belizean Bruiser Marion Reneau is looking for a career resurgence at 40 years of age.  Standing in her way is the ever dangerous Talita Bernardo.  Both women are looking to open up eyes in the UFC Women’s Bantamweight division.Prediction – Marion Reneau by KO Vince McKee The main event between Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve should prove to be a thriller.  I see Struve’s power being to much for the veteran Volkov to handle.Prediction – Struve by third round knockout.  A heavyweight bout between former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve is set to headlines UFC Fight Night from Rotterdamn, Netherlands.But men stand to gain a lot with a win, but fall in the ranking with a crushing loss!  Who will come out ahead in this epic showdown?  Time will tell, but here is my prediction below, along with the other fights on the main card!Leon Edwards is 13-3 overall and 5-2 in the UFC.  Following a loss to the very tough Kamuru Usman, he has been on a three fight winning streak every since.His opponent is the upset minded Bryan Barberna.  Bam Bam is best known for hading Sage Northcutt his first loss back in January of 2016.  Since then he is 2-1 and looking to prove the Northcutt win wasn’t a fluke.Prediction – Edwards by decisioncenter_img Related TopicsUFC Fight PassUFC Picks In a middleweight clash that we will be sure to pack plenty of action, it is Siyar Bahadurzada taking on Rob Wilkinson.While both men can take apart the other in any number of ways, I see this one shaking out in favor of the undefeated Rob Wilkinson who will put this one away early and brutaly.Prediction – Wilkinson by first round submission last_img read more

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Shimizu, Tabata net more gold at Winter Asian Games

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Elsewhere, South Korean Lee Kyou Hyuk and Chinese sprinter Wang Manli put an end to the host nation’s domination with sparkling performances to win the men’s 1,500 and women’s 500 at Nagane Park Speed Skating Rink.After setting a meet record of 35.56 seconds in Sunday’s first race, Shimizu took his foot off the pedal but still zoomed home unchallenged as he clocked 35.81 to win in a combined time of 1:11.37.“I felt more tired than I thought I would after yesterday’s race and that’s why I couldn’t skate faster today,” Shimizu said after leading Japan to a clean sweep of the podium places.“But overall I’m pleased with the way I skated,” added the 500-meter world record holder.Tomonori Kawata (36.27) held on to second to take silver in 1:12.47 and up-and-coming Joji Kato (36.32) won the bronze in 1:12.72.“We were all confident we could take the top three spots and now we have to try and do the same at bigger international meets,” said Shimizu.Wang held on to her overnight lead to win the women’s 500 in 1:18.41, edging out Japan’s Yukari Watanabe (1:18.80) and Sayuri Osuga (1:19.19).In the women’s 1,500, it was business as usual for 3,000 winner Tabata as she glided over the line in a meet record time of 2:05.66, more than three seconds clear of teammate Aki Tonoike, who clocked 2:08.79.“My goal here was to win two gold medals so obviously I’m very pleased to have accomplished that,” said all-around national champion Tabata.South Korean 3,000 silver medalist Back Eun Bi was third in 2:09.61 and her compatriots wrapped up the second day of the competition by taking the top four spots in the men’s 1,500.Winner Lee Kyou Hyuk said he was delighted with his meet record time of 1:54.65 that earns him exemption from national service.“I’m over the moon because now I can focus solely on skating,” said the 25-year-old.The silver went to Mun Joon (1:54.89) and the bronze to Yeo Sang Yeop (1:55.69), with defending Winter Asian Games champion Choi Jae Bong settling for fourth.In other events, high school junior Chika Takeda set the fastest time in both legs to claim gold in the women’s slalom.After opening up a gap of 0.65 seconds after a first run of 48.77 seconds, the 17-year-old easily held on to seal victory with a second leg of 50.34 for a combined time of 1:39.11 at the Owani piste.“After the first run, the only thing I was thinking about was the gold and really went for it. It’s the first time I’ve won a title at a big event,” said Takeda.Hiromi Yumoto (1:39.99) made it a Japan 1-2 while South Korean Oh Jae Eun (1:40.88) took the bronze.On Sunday, veteran Kiminobu Kimura took gold for Japan in the men’s slalom.In the snowboarding competition, Japan’s Kohei Kawaguchi outpaced all would-be challengers to claim the gold in the men’s giant slalom.Kawaguchi raced down the piste in 1 minute, 9.78 seconds to take the lead after the first run and held out to finish with an overall time of 2:22.44 as the host nation completed a podium sweep at the Sunshine Course in Ajigasawa.Teruumi Fujimoto and Kentaro Tsuruoka took silver and bronze, respectively, with times of 2:24.47 and 2:24.52.The 20-year-old Kawaguchi, whose best finish on the World Cup circuit is 18th, attacked the gates aggressively as he extended a gap to more than two seconds on runnerup Fujimoto after two runs.“I didn’t make any big mistakes today and that led to my victory,” said Kawaguchi. “The way the gates were set up gave me some trouble on the runs but I was able to stay on the grooves. I’d like to become No. 1 in the world next time,” he added.In the opening event of the men’s biathlon, Hironao Meguro led a Japanese sweep in the 10 km competition.Despite missing a disappointing three targets in the shooting, Meguro comfortably claimed the gold, finishing 34.5 seconds clear of compatriot and fellow Self-Defense Forces teammate Sunao Noto, who had to settle for silver.“It’s the first time I’ve competed at the Asian Games, but it feels the same as the Olympics. Winning the gold medal will be a big confidence boost,” said Meguro.Tatsumi Kasahara ensured Japan gained a monopoly of the podium after placing third a further 31 seconds back.Japan also took home gold in the women’s 7.5-km race, with Tamami Tanaka finishing 13 seconds ahead of China’s Kong Yingchao.“I didn’t feel too much pressure and was in great form,” said Tanaka, who achieved the best result ever by a Japanese biathlete when she finished fourth in the 15 km at the 2000 world championships.In cross country skiing, Maxim Odnodvortsev of Kazakstan clinched the gold in the men’s 15-km freestyle to add to his country’s gold medal collection, while Japan’s Masaaki Kozu won the silver.Odnodvortsev, who earned the silver in the 10-km classical for one of six medals won by Kazakstan at the Owani course a day earlier, crossed the finish line in 35 minutes, 54.3 seconds.Kozu clocked 36:01.2 as he stopped the Kazaks’ monopoly of cross country medals.“I had to win the race. Being runnerup is the same as being third or fourth,” said Kozu, falling flat on his back after the race.Zhang Chengye of China won the bronze with a time of 36:13.7 and Hiroyuki Imai of Japan was fourth at 36:49.4. center_img HACHINOHE, Aomori Pref. – Japan’s Hiroyasu Shimizu turned it on in front of another bumper crowd by winning the men’s 500 meters and Maki Tabata nabbed her second gold with victory in the women’s 1,500 at the Winter Asian Games speedskating competition on Monday.Hiroyasu Shimizu (right) races with teammate Tomonori Kawata during the men’s 500 meter speedskating race of the Winter Asian Games in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture.last_img read more

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