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Let’s get falls to fall

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay 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 Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN 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

Guyana Justice could rule by month end regarding validity of motion…

first_imgChief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire Tuesday said she intends to give a ruling by the end of this month regarding the three matters challenging the validity of last month’s motion of no confidence that led to the downfall of the David Granger coalition government.She told lawyers representing the various parties during the case management hearing they should submit their legal arguments within the specific deadlinesDecision before month-end “A decision will be ready before the end of this month ” she said, noting also that she is unlikely to grant a conservatory order for the President and Cabinet to remain in office due to the time frames.“We are going to push ahead” and decide on those “matters as urgently as possible” because “the nation is awaiting the outcome of these matters,” she added.On December 21st last year, then government backbencher, Charrandass Persaud, voted in support of a motion filed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that gave the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) the 33 votes needed to ensure the success of the motion in the 65-member National Assembly.As a result, the PPP is calling for fresh regional and presidential elections by March this year, while the government has gone to court challenging the validity of the vote.On Tuesday, the Chief Justice heard the case management for the cases “Compton Reid vs The Attorney General, Persaud and The Speaker of the National Assembly; Christopher Ram vs The Attorney General and Speaker of the National Assembly and the Attorney General vs The Speaker of the National Assembly and the Opposition Leader.Submissions to be made by Jan 18She has given the lawyers in all three matters to file their pleadings and make their submissions by January 18 while rebuttals have been listed to take place by January 21.Oral arguments have been set for January 24 in all of the matters. However, the attorney representing Ram will make his oral submissions on January 23.Attorney General, Basil William’s was granted permission to make submissions in two of the three cases that Article 70 of the Guyana Constitution provides for the government to run its full five year term in office.During the hearing,  a senior official of the coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) government,  Joseph Harmon was given the green light to join the Compton Reid matter. He is being represented by Attorney Roysdale Forde.Williams told reporters that although the timelines that have been set out are “tight”, he intends to proceed with his submissions and arguments. He said the government maintains its position that the motion was not passed by a majority in the 65 member Parliament.But attorney Anil Nandlall, who is the lead attorney for Jagdeo, said he is also ready to proceed.He said the government has it wrong and the motion was carried by a majority of 33 votes and will make that point during his oral submissions.last_img read more

Tanzania plans to employ 12,000 teachers

first_imgRelated Tanzania plans to triple coffee production by 2021 A young Burundian refugee completes an exercise on a blackboard at Jugudi Primary School in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Kigoma Province, north-west Tanzania. (February 2019)Photo by UNHCR/Farha Bhoyroo Tanzania withdraws from regional tourist visa planscenter_img The government of Tanzania is planning to employ 12,000 teachers in public primary and secondary schools, a senior official said on Tuesday.“The government is in final stage of employing the 12,000 teachers,” said Selemani Jafo, the Minister of State in the President’s Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government.Jafo said in a statement issued in capital Dodoma that for the last five years, the government has employed 18,000 teachers for public primary and secondary schools.Jafo said the government has released a total of 1.09 trillion Tanzanian shillings (about 469 million U.S. dollars) for free education in the last five years.The free education policy went in tandem with the improvement of schools’ infrastructure, including the construction of classrooms and science laboratories as well as the making of school desks, said Jafo.“The free education policy has helped children from poor families to access education in both public primary and secondary schools,” he said. Tanzania police arrests 12 for “homosexuality”last_img read more

Dairies submit plans for investigating pollution

first_imgThe state Environment Department is reviewing plans to investigate soil and groundwater pollution at dairies in southeastern New Mexico. The department’s groundwater quality bureau required Cheyenne II and Wild West Farms Dairies to submit plans for addressing pollution associated with their operations.The plans could be approved within the next few weeks. Wastewater from the Dexter-area dairies is discharged to lined lagoons and is used for irrigation. Monitoring wells show nitrate, chloride and dissolved solids in the area’s groundwater has exceeded state standards.advertisementadvertisement The dairies’ abatement plans are aimed at defining the extent of soil and groundwater pollution. Once that work is complete, the department will require the dairies to submit plans for cleaning up the pollution. The public will have a chance to comment on the clean-up plans. PD—From AP newswirelast_img read more

UMS Announces New Power Amplifiers for 5G and Space Applications

first_imgUMS, a European leader for RF & millimeter-wave GaAs and GaN products and solutions, has enhanced its portfolio with a new GaN Medium Power Amplifier (CHA6710-FAB) in surface-mount hermetic package compatible with space requirements and a Low-Noise Amplifier (CHA2595-QDG) in a low cost 4×4 mm2 QFN plastic package.Medium Power Amplifier (CHA6710-FAB)The CHA6710-FAB operates over a frequency range from 8 to 12.75 GHz and is designed in particular for X-Band radar and space Ku downlink communication systems. It exhibits 5W of saturated output power, 35% Power Added Efficiency (PAE), and 22.5 dB linear gain. This circuit is designed on a UMS proprietary space evaluated 0.25 μm GaN HEMT process. This product is also available as a bare die (CHA6710-99F).Product Summary:Frequency range: 8-12.75 GHz Linear gain: 22.5 dB Saturated Output Power: 5 W Associated Power Added Efficiency: 35% DC bias: 25V@ 0.2A 6x6mm2 hermetic metal-ceramic package Low-Noise Amplifier (CHA2595-QDG)The CHA2595-QDG operates at a frequency from 27.5 to 43.5 GHz and exhibits very low noise @ 2.3dB and low consumption at 3.3V@61mA. The CHA2595-QDG is recommended for applications such as 5G MIMO antenna, 28/32/38/42GHz radio links, SATCOM links, radar receivers and test instrumentation. This circuit is designed on a UMS proprietary space evaluated 0.10 μm GaAs very low noise pHEMT process.Product Summary: Frequency range: 27.5-43.5GHz Linear gain: 19.5dB Noise Figure: 2.3dB P1dB: 11dBm OIP3: >20dBm DC bias: 3.3V@ 61mA 4x4mm2 QFN plastic package Click here to read more about the wideband LNA (CHA2595-QDG).Click here to read more about the GaN MPA (CHA6710-FAB).last_img read more

Ternyata, Awak Kabin Perhatikan Semua Perilaku Penumpang Saat Masuk Pesawat

first_imgAwak kabin sapa penumpang di depan pintu (HyperActivz) Setiap orang terbang karena berbagai alasan, baik itu untuk menikmati suatu tempat atau melakukan perkerjaan seperti perjalanan bisnis. Bahkan barang bawaan masing-masing penumpang pesawat pun tidak akan sama satu dengan yang lainnya.Baca juga: Inilah 14 Tugas Awak Kabin Pesawat Yang Jarang DiketahuiNamun, tahukah Anda sebagai penumpang ternyata awak kabin ahli dalam segala hal dalam seluruh proses perjalanan udara. Tak hanya itu, mereka tahu apa yang harus di cari dan bisa menangani situasi apapun di dalam kabin. Nah, sebagai penumpang pesawat, pernahkah Anda melihat awak kabin melakukan pengamatan dari pertama kali tiba di dalam kabin, pesawat lepas landas hingga akan tiba ditujuan? Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari msn.com (29/2/2020), pengamatan awak kabin pada penumpang yang masuk ke pesawat tidak akan diberitahu oleh mereka. Berikut ini ada beberapa hal yang dilakukan dan diamati oleh awak kabin kepada para penumpang mereka.#1 Apakah Anda ramah?Ketika sampai di pesawat tepatnya di pintu masuk, penumpang biasanya mengeluarkan semacam energi dan awak kabin berada dalam posisi khusus untuk memerhatikanya. Biasanya mereka akan menyapa penumpang saat masuk ke dalam.“Jika kita menyapa di pintu, kita perhatikan apakah kita diakui oleh senyum atau halo kembali,” kata Avalon Irizarry, awak kabin American Airlines.Dia menambahkan, bila Anda membalas salam atau senyum mereka, secara otomatis akan membuat kesan yang lebih baik meski hanya satu kata.#2 Apa yang Anda kenakan dan bawa?Setiap awak kabin yang berada di dekat pintu selain menyapa juga melihat pakaian penumpang dan barang bawaan mereka. Salah satu alasan perhatian awak kabin terhadap detail tersebut adalah untuk memastikan penumpang mematuhi peraturan pesawat. Bisa dikatakan, awak kabin adalah garis pertahanan terakhir terhadap penumpang yang mungkin mencoba naik ke pesawat dengan bawaan yang lebih besar dibandingkan seharusnya.Irizaary menambahkan, penumpang tak perlu heran ketika awak kabin melihat dari atas ke bawah. Ini dilakukan kemungkinan karena mereka menangani pilihan pakaian dan aksesori Anda.“Kau akan terkejut dengan apa yang dikenakan orang!” kata Irizarry.Dia mengatakan, penumpang duduk berjam-jam dalam tabung logam, menarik untuk melihat orang-orang memakai stiletto dan pakaian rumit yang terlihat tidak nyaman dan tidak mungkin untuk disesuaikan dan dilepas ketika Anda perlu ke kamar mandi. Cari tahu beberapa hal lagi yang dikatakan pramugari untuk menghindari pemakaian di pesawat terbang. Irizarry juga menunjukkan perhatian pramugari pada sandal jepit.“Pramugari memiliki sesuatu tentang menutupi kaki Anda. Mereka juga mengawasi penumpang yang berjalan di sekitar kabin atau pergi ke kamar kecil tanpa sepatu, karena kita tahu betapa kotornya lantai pesawat!” jelas IrizarryBaca juga: Bila Ada Penumpang Pipis di Kursi, Inilah Prosedur Penanganan dari Awak Kabin!#3 Anda butuh bantuan atau perhatian khusus?Dari awal naik, awak kabin bisa melihat tanda-tanda penumpang yang baik, membutuhkan bantuan atau yang sedang dalam kondisi mabuk. Sebab pengamatan yang satu ini dilakukan untuk menghindari konflik dan mencegahnya bila terjadi. Tak hanya seorang pemabuk, penumpang yang membutuhkan tambahan seperti bayi, orang tua atau seseorang yang sakit juga diberikan perhatian.“Kadang-kadang, kita sudah melihat mereka di gerbang berbicara dengan agen, atau mereka datang sudah meminta perlakuan khusus, atau mengeluh. Di kelas satu, kami perhatikan yang mencoba menarik perhatianmu karena mereka ingin mantel mereka segera digantung, bahkan ketika itu sulit didapat saat naik,” kata Irizarry.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTernyata Ada Makna ‘Terselubung’ di Balik Pertanyaan Awak Kabin Saat Anda Boarding20/12/2019In “Domestik”Anda Harus Kontak Mata dengan Awak Kabin di Pintu Masuk Pesawat, Ini Alasannya15/08/2019In “Domestik”Sedikit Rahasia Yang Terlupakan dari Sosok Awak Kabin15/09/2017In “Destinasi”last_img read more

Kitajima to skip short-course nationals

first_img“I could actually compete if I wanted to but it is not the main event for me,” Kitajima said after a light 30-minute swim at a national team training session.“I have to focus my efforts on posting good times at the national championships (in April) and qualifying for the (2007) world championships,” he said.Kitajima is set to leave for the United States for a one-month training camp starting March 1. Athens Olympics breaststroke double gold medalist Kosuke Kitajima said Wednesday he will not compete in the upcoming short-course national championships because of a sore elbow.Kitajima suffered an injury to his right elbow in January and although he is making a steady recovery, he has decided to sit out the Feb. 25-26 meet at Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center as the injury is still causing him some discomfort. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Expert says hiring Nishikori would boost American companies in Japan

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS His meteoric rise in the rankings over the past two seasons has made Kei Nishikori both a superstar on the court and a valuable commodity off it.After climbing to No. 4 in the world this season, Nishikori’s services are in greater demand than ever. He has been guided well by agent Olivier van Lindonk and IMG, and currently has 14 official sponsors, with home improvement firm Lixil becoming the most recent just last week. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 RELATED PHOTOScenter_img Man in demand: Kei Nishikori, currently ranked fourth in the world, has a stable of 14 sponsors. His strong play and solid image make him attractive to companies as an endorser. | FACEBOOK They include: Uniqlo, Nissin, Wilson, Adidas, Weider, Tag Heuer, JACCS, Delta, Jaguar, Asahi, Hisamitsu, IMG Academy, WOWOW and Lixil.The question Match Point is posing today is how can Nishikori’s growing list of sponsors be expanded even more?I reached out to one of the leading experts in the United States on sports marketing for some insight on Nishikori and what could possibly be done to enhance the branding power of the Shimane native.Bob Dorfman is the Executive Creative Director at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco, one of the top agencies in the country. Baker Street counts the World Series champion San Francisco Giants as one of its many clients. Dorfman publishes the Sports Marketers’ Scouting Report, a quarterly analysis of the marketability of pro athletes.Dorfman is frequently called upon by print media and television shows to discuss sports marketing and what makes athletes appealing to sponsors.“Nishikori is already a marketing icon in Japan, and though his resume has just about every product category covered, he could possibly add some deals with American companies looking to build their business in Japan,” stated Dorfman, who worked in advertising for Dentsu in Tokyo back in the 1980s and understands the Japanese market well.Dorfman believes companies like “McDonald’s, KFC, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Intel, Gillette, Frito-Lay, Coca-Cola, Vitaminwater, PowerBar, etc.,” would improve their brand here with Nishikori’s help.“It looks like there’s still room for him in categories like fast food, high tech, grooming products, snack foods, soft drinks, energy drinks, energy bars and other health foods,” noted Dorfman.How about Nishikori’s marketability in the United States, where he has lived for more than 10 years now?“America desperately needs a marketable male tennis star to call its own, but I don’t think foreign-born Nishikori is the one,” Dorfman stated. “He’s not a native American, not a househould name/face here, and not a Grand Slam winner (and you know how America loves a winner).“But again, he’s going to have to win like (Roger) Federer, (Novak) Djokovic, or (Rafael) Nadal to make Madison Avenue inroads,” points out Dorfman. “But with around $9 million in current marketing deals, it’s not like he’s hurting for more.”Though he may not be viable as a spokesman in the U.S. at this time, Match Point thinks that could change in the future.Why?Because as time goes on companies are becoming increasingly sensitive to who is pitching their products.The 25-year-old Nishikori is seen not only as a great athlete, but also a solid citizen. Companies that retain his services know they won’t have to worry about how he comports himself. He comes from a good family, has been in the public eye for many years, and knows how to carry himself.“It’s crucial that endorsers be good citizens,” said Dorfman. “With social media tracking celebrities’ every step these days, any misstep is instantly made public to millions.“There’s very little privacy any more,” added Dorfman. “Companies spending millions on endorsers demand that their spokespeople be good citizens, squeaky clean and scandal free. Any black mark on them rubs off on their sponsors. Which explains why morals clauses in endorsement contracts have gotten much longer and more detailed.”Nishikori won four tournaments last year and made the final of the U.S. Open. This season he won the Memphis Open for the third straight year and made the final of the Acapulco Open. With demand for his services growing, Nishikori and his team have to be careful about who they bring into the fold.“We’ve said no to several deals based on the fact that it did not fit in Kei’s lifestyle and portfolio,” van Lindonk told Forbes back in 2013.Just to show you how sensitive Nishikori’s team is to his impeccable image, van Lindonk pointed out to Match Point that his star’s deal with Asahi is “an alcohol-free beer campaign.”Uniqlo in particular has been very fortunate with its selection of celebrity endorsers. In addition to Nishikori, who it signed to a five-year deal back in January 2011, it also backs world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.Fast Retailing, which operates Uniqlo, was so pleased with Nishikori’s performance at last year’s U.S. Open that its chairman, Tadashi Yanai, awarded the star a ¥100 million bonus. Half of that came from Yanai’s own assets.While some have benefitted from fortuitous timing in signing up Nishikori, others have been left behind. The irony is that one of those looking back at what might have been is none other than Sony, one of Japan’s most famous worldwide brands.Back in November 2011, just two months before Nishikori made his historic run to the Australian Open quarterfinals, Sony, in a cost-cutting move, let its three-year global sponsorship deal with him expire.Talk about bad timing.Nishikori, who was featured on the cover of Time magazine’s Asian edition in January, earned approximately $1.5 million on the court in 2014. Combined with his endorsement income, he hauled in more than $10 million for the year.Van Lindonk has stressed how he and IMG are not looking to cash in quickly on Nishikori’s success, but to build partnerships that will last well into the future.“The goal from a young age has always been to build a platform that would establish Kei as an international Asian star that has the ability to transcend the sport,” said van Lindonk. “There have been several Japanese tennis players who had a good business presence inside of Japan, but with Kei the vision was always bigger and broader.“Kei has partnered with companies who are clearly looking to use Kei around the world and not just in Japan,” added van Lindonk. “With Tokyo 2020 on the horizon we will continue to carefully select endorsement opportunities that fit inside this worldwide platform.” Kei Nishikori, Bob Dorfman, Olivier van Lindonk last_img read more

Volunteers Needed To Remove Habitat Fencing At The Russian River

first_imgThe Core Cognitive Restructuring Unit in combination with the Boys Treatment Unit at McLaughlin Youth Center (MYC), in Anchorage, traveled to the Kenai Peninsula to put up fencing around the river back in June.  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Stream Watch is seeking volunteers to assist with removing the habitat fencing at the Russian River in order to prepare the area for winter. Stream Watch Started in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens and the Chugach National Forest, this volunteer driven program has grown from a grassroots collective of 10 to a volunteer movement of 180+ volunteers who are making a difference for rivers on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. MYC has assisted the U.S. Forest Service and the Stream Watch Volunteers with this project for over 20 years to put the fencing up around the river each fishing season.  Stream Watch is in need of volunteers on Saturday, September 1, from 10-2pm. Contact Tyler Gagat 907-796-9219.last_img read more