A QS would have helped Brazil avoid its World Cup woes

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN 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 Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY 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 community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Larsen secures BIMCO role

first_imgLarsen previously served as a maritime adviser at BIMCO before joining Nordic Tankers, where he most recently held the role of director of safety, culture and security.He will lead BIMCO’s efforts in developing the association’s maritime security guidance to the industry, and will ensure that BIMCO and its members are at the forefront of maritime security developments. www.bimco.orglast_img

Rise in partner numbers points to upturn

first_imgThe number of partners at UK law firms rose significantly this year as the rate of ‘firing and retiring’ fell, according to a survey by an accountancy firm.Figures show an overall net increase of 2,795 partnership posts this year, reversing the net loss of 153 partner roles seen in 2011/12, a report by Wilkins Kennedy says. A key factor behind the rise in partner numbers was that 44% fewer partnership posts terminated than in the previous year. In 2012-13, 3,077 partnership posts were closed, down from 5,487 the year before that.The figures also show a 10% increase in new partnership roles being created, with 5,872 posts started this year, up from 5,334 in 2011/12. In total 38,740 partners were practising at UK law firms in 2012.
Wilkins Kennedy suggests the findings show that the worst of the downturn may be over for many firms, although problems may still remain at the smaller end of the market.
 
Tommy White, partner at Wilkins Kennedy, said: ‘Although many firms are still adapting to the more challenging market conditions, this marked fall in apparent firing and retiring of partners at UK law firms is perhaps an indicator that the stop-start restructuring and cost-cutting of the legal sector is now past its worst.’
 
Explaining the reasons for the change, he suggested: ‘On the one hand, after the unprecedented partner redundancies and forced retirements which have taken place recently, most firms have by now already taken the opportunity to offer early retirement to those partners that perhaps were not performing and contributing to profitability.
 
‘At the same time, more partners who near retirement age, but are still generating income for the firm, are deciding to delay their retirement – where their existing partnership structure permits.’

But White notes that the attitude to partnership of many associates is changing with many no longer seeing it as the pinnacle of their career. ‘Associates are starting to question whether partnership is really the be-all and end-all for their careers. Some are seeing a salary and bonus arrangement based on their own personal performance as preferable to what can be the much more volatile earnings of a profit sharing partner,’ he said.last_img read more

Shenzhen signs Line 4 deal

first_imgHONG KONG metro operator MTR Corp signed a 30-year agreement in principle on January 15 to extend and operate Line 4 of the metro network in neighbouring Shenzhen. The BOT deal was signed by MTR Chief Executive Chow Chung-Kong and Liu Jiasheng of the Shenzhen Municipal Development Planning Bureau.Under the corporation’s first investment project outside the Hong Kong region, an MTR subsidiary company will build the second phase of Line 4 and operate the entire route after this is completed at the end of 2008. Ownership of the line will pass to the city government at the end of the concession period.The 4·5 km first phase is expected to open later this year, and will initially be run by Shenzhen Metro Corp. It runs south from Shaoniangong to the Hong Kong border crossing at Huanggang, where it will provide interchange to KCR’s Lok Ma Chau spur. The 16·5 km second phase will run north from Shaoniangong through the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to Longhua New Town, bringing the total number of stations to 14. The 6bn yuan extension will be funded by the project company, whose equity of 2·4bn yuan will be provided by MTR. Other strategic investors may be sought, although MTR would retain a controlling stake. Up to 60% of the funding will come from ‘other sources’. The project company has been allocated land along the route for development, and plans to build up to 26000 apartments with a total floor area of 269400m2.last_img read more

JPS CEO states that about 1 million Jamaicans are benefiting from…

first_imgThe City of Miami has joined the international movement in support of the Paris climate accord. On Saturday the Miami City Hall and the Miami Tower was illuminated in green to express our commitment to the Paris Agreement. City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado joined mayors across the country in signing the Climate Mayors letter promising to “adopt, honor, and uphold the commitment to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement.”CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company, Kelly Tomblin has complained that about 180,000 homes, about one million people, are benefiting from electricity theft, Frustrated by the level and persistence of the theft, JPS, in January this year, said it was ready to name, shame, and prosecute offenders — a 180-degree turn in its policy of declining to take legal action against electricity thieves who, Tomblin had disclosed last year, were costing the company US$2 million per month.Trinidad and Tobago Member of Parliament for Caroni Central Dr Bhoe Tewarie, has called for allowances in that country’s marriage bill for the marriage of 16-year-olds, where there is judicial scrutiny, parental consent as well as the consent of the 16-year-old. Tewarie said however that he was against child marriage, forced marriage and the “interfering with underaged girls and little children by big men.”And in Sports West Indies claimed a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the opening Twenty20 international. Led by Marlon Samuels, Evin Lewis and Chadwick Walton, the West Indies successfully chased down the 110-run target with 21 balls remaining in St Kitts on Friday. Samuels top scored with 35 and he was supported by openers Lewis (26) and Walton (22) as the home team reached 114-4 at Warner Park in St Kitts.Here’s What’s TrendingAriana Grande has reacted to the latest terror attack in London, just two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester.  The twin attacks in the capital came as the Boca Raton-based pop star was preparing for Sunday’s charity concert that she had organized to raise funds for those affected by the Manchester Arena attack on May 22. As details emerged of the latest atrocity, Grande tweeted: “Praying for London.” In addition to seven fatalities, 48 people are being treated in hospital after being injured in the attack. It is the third terrorist atrocity in Britain in less than three months after the Westminster and Manchester attacks in March and MayFor Tomorrow’s weather forecast.It will be cloudy with widespread showers in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, with a high of 88 and a low of 75 degrees. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time.  They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img read more

Increase in price of Hillsborough cigarettes not justified

first_img Share Hillsborough Menthol Special filter tip. Photo credit: cigarettespedia.comGeneral Manager of JAS Garraway & Company Limited, Cheryl Rolle, has revealed that her company has not increased its sale price.Reports indicate that consumers are purchasing the product at an increased price in some supermarkets and shops across the island.Cheryl Rolle has informed that any increase in the sale price of the product is not justified.“The price of Hillsborough cigarettes has not increased at all and there is just no justification for anyone to increase the selling prices to the public. If it has been increased, it has been increased by people who are coming to buy, perhaps they were misled by the announcement in the budget of an increase in the duties on tobacco, but that has not affected the company.Finance Minister and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced during his delivery of the 2012/2013 budget that the import duty on cigarettes would increase from 45 to 75% as of September 1st, 2012.Hillsborough Special. Photo credit:Rolle explained that this hike in import duty does not apply to Hillsborough cigarettes as they are locally manufactured.“As far as I understand it there was a pronouncement in the budget that import duties on cigarettes would be increased and I underscore import duties on cigarettes will be increased from 45 to 75%. Import duties were indicated to have been increased. We are not importers of cigarettes, we are manufacturers of cigarettes. We manufacture cigarettes, we sell cigarettes to the domestic market and we export our cigarettes”.She reiterated that there has been no increase by her company of the price of the cigarettes.“Any upward adjustment of price of Hillsborough cigarette in the domestic market is wrong. The wholesale and retail prices of cigarettes should not be adjusted upwards,” she said. Hillsborough cigarettes are produced in king size (90 mm), soft or hard pack, 6 or 20 cigarettes in a pack in menthol and all natural tobacco flavors.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews Increase in price of Hillsborough cigarettes not justified by: – September 10, 2012 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 468 Views   2 commentslast_img read more

2012 Meritorious Service awardee; Renata Siegenthaler

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews 2012 Meritorious Service awardee; Renata Siegenthaler by: – November 3, 2012 62 Views   no discussions Renata is a Swiss national who has lived legally among us for almost thirty years. She first visited as a tourist but according to her, it was love at first sight. She kept coming back over the next couple years and eventually made Dominica her home.A few years ago her application for Dominican citizenship was finally approved and celebrated by all who have come to know and love this lady.Renata’s love for Dominica and its people is quietly expressed in diverse areas. She sells the country as a tourist destination and thru her influence many stay over visitors of her country Switzerland are in turn discovering and enjoying the natural beauty of our land.Renata has developed initiatives for humanitarian assistance wherever she sees a need, she has worked with schools throughout the island in areas of sports, cultural development, sponsoring sports uniforms and gear and even science laboratory equipment for our schools. She started and sponsored many school feeding programs and transportation of students in areas like Belles, Savanne Pai, Carib Reserve and others. Recently she helped establish and partly funded the ‘Eat Fish Program ‘in collaboration with the government of Dominica Fisheries Division.In order to finance these activities Renata initiated an organization known as KID through which she can seek funding and better access assistance for the youth of Dominica. Every year, at this time; she returns on a working vacation to Europe to raise more funds for her projects- From science equipment for our schools to football and tennis gear for sports clubs.Press releaselast_img read more

WCMF wowing French West Indies

first_img Sharing is caring! 424 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share EntertainmentLocalNews WCMF wowing French West Indies by: – July 21, 2016 Dominica (July 21, 2016) – The 2016 World Creole Music Festival continues to build on its momentum with increased promotion in the French West Indies.Following the successful launch of the Festival in Guadeloupe and Martinique in late June which featured Dominica’s princess of song, Michele Henderson; Leroy “Wadix” Charles, Public Relations Officer of the Festival and Ezra Winston, Marketing Executive at Discover Dominica Authority concluded a media blitz in Guadeloupe last week and are currently in Martinique promoting travel to Dominica this summer and the World Creole Music Festival.This promotional drive will provide visibility of the World Creole Music Festival to a significant share of the Martinique and Guadeloupe markets.“Year over year, the largest number of visitors for the World Creole Music Festival originates from the French West Indies,” said Festival and Events Manager Claudine Springer. “We’re thus always excited for the opportunity to promote the Festival in our sister islands, and at the prospect of further strengthening the direct foreign exchange our nations enjoy.”The 19th World Creole Music Festival is slated for October 28th – 30th 2016, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium, in Roseau Dominica, featuring Ophelia, Timaya, Wyclef Jean, Original Bouyon Pioneers, Popcaan, Le Grand Mechant Zouk, Morgan Heritage, Kes the Band, Mr. Killa, Akon, Gentleman, Michele Henderson, Asa Bantan and more. For more information on the 19th Annual World Creole Music Festival, visit www.DominicaFestivals.comlast_img read more

Making Spirits Bright

first_img Share RelatedPort Isabel to hold Christmas Tree LightingBy JERRY RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel will be holding its Fourth Annual Community Tree Lighting Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at Beulah Lee Park. The event will be hosted by Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commission. There will be…November 29, 2011In “News”Library’s staple dollhouse decorated for ChristmasAngie Gamez Special to the Press The holiday season is in full swing in Port Isabel, from parades, lighted boats, the lighting of the tree, holiday parties, and the many outdoor decorations throughout the Laguna Madre area. It’s a wonderful and festive time of the year. Another holiday activity would…December 26, 2019In “News”El Paseo Arts Foundations invites public to Holiday ConcertSpecial to the Parade The holiday season, perhaps more than any other time of the year, is a season of song. The familiar music fills the airwaves and can be heard in every store as shoppers search for the perfect gift. The music conjures up memories of holiday cheer shared…November 23, 2011In “South Padre Parade” Salvation Army Angel Tree collects Christmas giftsBy PAMELA CODYSpecial to the PRESSA child’s Christmas list is written proof of believing in the magic of Santa Claus. While some are quite modest, merely asking for a particular toy or doll, others resemble a novel, with page after page of detailed requests.That being said, nothing embodies the spirit of Christmas more than seeing the joy and delight on a child’s face as the newly opened gift reveals that one special present they’d fervently hoped for all year. Sadly, with so many families in the Laguna Madre area living below the poverty line, making a child’s Christmas wish come true can be next to impossible for many families.To help alleviate this holiday crisis, Olga Vega-Carter and a host of other volunteers started the Salvation Army Angel Tree project in the Laguna Madre area 3 years ago. Vega-Carter’s family has a long history of giving back to the community. “My dad brought the Salvation Army Service Unit into the community over 40 years ago,” Vega-Carter recalled.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Sering Ngantuk Padahal Cukup Tidur, Mungkin Inilah Sebabnya!

first_imgRasa kantuk kadang bisa menjadi gangguan, apalagi jika kantuk hadir di jam-jam produktif. Kantuk yang menyerang juga bisa mengakibatkan banyak masalah seperti pekerjaan yang tertunda, lupa apa yang harus dilakukan, hingga yang parah menyebabkan kecelakaan.Baca juga: Serba-Serbi Rumble Strip, “Polisi Tidur Mini” Yang Kerap Dijumpai di Jalan TolPadahal di satu sisi, Anda adalah orang yang memiliki waktu tidur cukup dan tidak pernah begadang. Mungkin jika Anda begadang merasa ngantuk di wajarkan, tapi jika tidur cukup dan masih merasa ngantuk ada sesuatu hal yang tak wajar. KabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai sumber, ada berbagai macam hal yang menyebabkan Anda sering mengantuk walaupun tidur cukup. 1. Punya beban pikiran Bila normalnya seseorang yang mengantuk ada masalah kesehatan fisik, tapi juga tidak menutup kemungkinan kondisi hati atau perasaan sedang kurang baik pula. Mungkin Anda punya beban pikiran yang cukup banyak baik itu keluarga maupun soal asmara.2. Kurang darahKurang darah atau anemia bisa menyebabkan lemah, letih, lesu, lelah, lunglai dan lemas. Kantuk sendiri juga bisa terjadi karena anemia. Sebab biasanya kekurangan darah juga menyebabkan kurangnya zat besi dalam tubuh. Sehingga sel darah merah yang di perlukan untuk mengantarkan oksigen ke seluruh tubuh juga berkurang sehingga kantuk menyerang.3. Kurang olahraga dan aktivitas paling banyak dudukSebagian besar masyarakat modern lebih banyak duduk di depan laptop atau komputer. Bukan hanya pekerja kantoran, pelajar pun juga sering. Sebenarnya kebanyak duduk tidaklah menyehatkan, apalagi seharian dengan jangka waktu delapan jam atau lebih.Lebih banyak duduk dan kurang olahraga bisa mengakibatkan kurang lancarnya perdaran darah sehingga oksigen ke otak tidak banyak. Untuk itu, baiknya lakukan gerakan olahraga ringan untuk membantu memperlancar aliran darah.4.Terjangkit diabetesPederita diabetes memiliki kadar glukosa yang tinggi. Efeknya adalah tubuh lebih mudah mengantuk dan lelah. Ini bisa terjadi pada Anda karena asupan tinggi karboohidrat dan gula dalam makanan dan kemungkinan kantuk Anda karena diabetes.5. Tubuh kekurangan cairanAir adalah kebutuhan terpenting dalam kehidupan. Biasakan minum air putih jangan minum minuman lain. Bila Anda mengalami dehidrasi, metabolisme tubuh kurang optimal, kecepatan jantung melambat untuk mengirim oksigen dan sulit konsentrasi karena 85 persen otak terdiri dari air.Baca juga: Aplikasi ini Dirancang Untuk Sadarkan Pengemudi Lelah dan Mengantuk6. Kebanyakan makanMakan yang berlebihan atau sampai kekenyangan bisa juga menyebabkan kantuk. Sebab makanan yang banyak masuk dalam tubuh, insulin yang dibutuhkan juga harus banyak. Sedangkan pankreas tidak bisa memenuhi kebutuhan tersebut. Sehingga tubuh kelelahan karena beban terlalu berat untuk di olah dan memberikan reaksi mengantuk untuk mengolah semua makanan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedHelm Ini Dapat Sadarkan Anda Ketika Mulai Mengantuk!11/12/2018In “Darat”Anda Malu Ngorok di Angkutan Umum? Begini Cara Mengatasinya!11/09/2017In “Bus AKAP”Terpaksa Tidur di Bandara? 6 Tips Ini Bisa Anda Coba!31/07/2018In “Bandara”last_img read more