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Speaking at the Kässbohrer Low-Bed Day last week in Goch (Germany), board member İffet Türken outlined the company’s various growth strategies.It will build a dedicated 60,000 sq m lowbed manufacturing facility at its existing plant in Adapazari, Turkey. It will have an annual capacity of 2,500 vehicles, which Türken said would make it the largest factory of its kind in Europe.”All manufacturing processes will be completed in a single hall, the new lowbed factory will operate according to Industry 4.0 principles with RFID latching crane systems, barcode positioning technology, robot-assisted chassis welding and painting, as well as automatic surface blasting and metallisation carried out in the integrated coating and paint shop facilities.”With the new plant investment Kässbohrer will deliver the highest quality special vehicles that will address meet the needs the challenges of heavy haulage companies.”Türken added that Kässbohrer is also investing at its second European research and development centre, enabling 150 further engineers and researchers to join its ranks, claiming that the centre will be able to develop one vehicle platform every three months, one new vehicle per month and one new variant every week.Kässbohrer reported that it had a strong 2017 and that trend has extended into the first quarter of 2018, which has enabled it become the fourth-largest trailer manufacturer in Europe.In the heavy haulage sector, the company stated that it had grown its market share by 10 percent across the German, Polish, French and Italian markets.At the Kässbohrer Low-Bed Day, the company exhibited its new range of heavy haulage trailers. The fleet included extendable and non-extendable lowbeds, vehicles with hydraulic steering, as well as its redesigned low-loader range. A truck transporter, dubbed the ‘Flex-Carrier’, as well as a heavy-duty middle extendable flatbed platform, were also presented to the market.Kässbohrer’s low-loader series includes units with two and three-axles equipped with hydraulic-steering, hydro-pneumatic suspension, remote steering and auto-alignment options. Heavy cargoes up to 3.7 m in height can be transported.The company’s extendable and non-extendable lowbed series benefits from a range of options including side extension brackets, seven different rear ramp options, advanced load safety features and multiple self-steering axle options. Two pairs of wheel recesses and an excavator arm recess can be equipped to the chassis for the transportation of construction machinery such as backhoe loaders, dumpers and harvesters.Kässbohrer’s extendable flatbed platform semi-trailer series – K.SPA M and K.SPA X – can haul heavy, long, flat and bulky goods thanks to their extendable and flat chassis, variable container positioning combinations and different load safety options. www.kaessbohrer.com
Partners at silver circle firm Ashurst are toasting a bumper year following an upturn in trading performance.In the year ended 30 April, average profit per equity partner stood at £672,000, an 11% rise on last year. In the year ended April 2016 PEP stood at £603,000, a 19% fall on the previous 12 months.Income climbed by 7% to £541m, a 7% rise on 2016.Last year, Paul Jenkins, the firm’s managing partner, said that market conditions remained more challenging than the firm anticipated.The firm declined to reveal its profit.Speaking about today’s reuslts Jenkins said: ‘We have seen a strong performance globally, with increased revenue and profitability. This is a pleasing result in context of the economic and political uncertainty in many of the markets in which we operate.‘We have also continued to invest in the business, making a number of strategic lateral hires and promoting 19 new partners from our associate team. And we have successfully rolled out our new practice management system.’
Mozambique death toll rises to 417 after Cyclone Idai Mozambique to provide humanitarian assistance to Cyclone Idai victims Mozambique confirms cholera cases in Cyclone Idai aftermath Flooded buildings are seen in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings The National Disasters Management Institute of Mozambique (INGC) announced in the city of Beira on Tuesday that it will deactivate all temporary shelters set up as accommodation centers for the victims of cyclone Idai in the central province of Sofala.Locals affected by Cyclone Idai walk on flooded land in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko“With the support of the defense and security forces we are currently setting up plots that will lead to the close of the accommodation center and help people resume their normal lives,” said Paulo Tomas, the provincial delegate of INGC.The INGC official told the press that the government has also been ensuring the distribution of seeds and agriculture inputs to solve food problems, allowing victims to focus on production in their new neighborhood.INGC had set up 114 temporary shelters but only five remain open in the city of Beira and Buzi district, accommodating nearly 3,000 families.Cyclone Idai affected more than 230,000 families and killed at least 400 people in the worst-hit Sofala province alone.From May 31 a donors’ conference will be held in the provincial capital Beira, where the government will be trying to secure 3.2 billion US dollars for the reconstruction process, a figure calculated from the post-disaster assessment recently conducted by the government.Related
Author: Priyanka Ann Saini Today, an agreement was signed between American President Lines LLC, Taiwan Branch and Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd, to renew APL’s terminal lease at the Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The signed deal retains APL’s current terminal plot in the Kaohsiung port for another 10 years from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2027.Nicolas Sartini, APL Chief Executive Officer said, “Today, Intra-Asia container volume accounts for one-sixth of all containers moved globally. We see further growth prospects in this trade where APL is seeking to be a major player. Our terminal in the Port of Kaohsiung will therefore be strategic for our advancement in Intra-Asia where we are connecting the key markets of Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam amongst others via the relay hub today.”The terminal currently receives the vessels of APL and other carriers including CMA CGM. With an annual capacity of 1.5 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU), the facility boasts a productivity rate that tops 36 container moves per hour.Operating two cargo berths with a linear quay length of 640 metres and draft of 15.2 metres, the APL-operated terminal is well-situated and equipped to handle ships of up to 14,000 TEUs.The 101-acre terminal also comprises a container freight station, a 21,000-TEU yard, three maintenance and repair workshops, two warehouses and two gas stations that provide value-added onsite logistics support to APL shippers.In the months ahead, APL will be upgrading its terminal operating system, increasing its capability to enhance operational excellence.Sea News, October 17
It’s the start of looking ahead for the Browns to their biggest rival, as this week the 2-7 brown and orange travel to Pittsburgh to play the banged up 5-4 Steelers.When it comes to the biggest question for the Browns, it’s the quarterback spot, and quickly on Tuesday coach Mike Pettine put to rest the thought of Johnny Manziel getting his third start of the season.The coach said that Josh McCown will be back under center as the starting quarterback spot on Sunday, provided his ribs allow him to function. Manziel was 15-for-33 for 168 yards and a score against the Bengals on Thursday night in a 31-10 loss in Cincinnati to the Bengals.The coach also stated that wide receivers Andrew Hawkins and Brian Hartline practiced after missing time with concussions and will be ready for the Steelers game.As for Pittsburgh and their injury issues, head coach Mike Tomlin said today that it appears the team will go with backup Landry Jones against the Browns.In regard to starter Ben Roethlisberger and his foot issues, the coach said they are ‘leaving the door slightly ajar’ for Big Ben to be in the lineup, but it appears that Jones will be under center Sunday. Tomlin also said that running back DeAngelo Williams is dealing with inflammation in his foot and will miss practice on Wednesday. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsBrownsDeAngelo WilliamsJohnny ManzielJosh McCownNFLSteelers Matt Loede
By Don DiFrancesco @MayorNEOPrepGlenville 12 11 9 13 =45East Tech 21 7 18 11 =48CLEVELAND– East Tech started the game ice cold, hitting just one of 16 shots in the first quarter and falling behind east side rival Glenville 12-2. But the Scarabs bounced back on the clutch shooting of senior guard Ronald Jenkins, Jr. to beat Glenville 48-45 in the 83rd Senate League boys’ championship.It was the 25th victory in 32 championship games for the Scarabs, and their sixth title in the last seven seasons.Neither team scored until more than three minutes into the first quarter. But Glenville, behind back-to-back buckets from junior guard Bryon Ottrix, surged ahead by the time the quarter ended.East Tech finally found the range in quarter #2. Junior forward Devonte Green scored 8 points in the period and led all scorers with 10 points at halftime. The Scarabs also turned up the defense, forcing 9 Glenville turnovers in the second quarter.East Tech had their best offensive performance in the third period. The Scarabs sank 8 of the 9 shots they attempted including a nice stretch where Jenkins made a 3-pointer, another 3-pointer, and a layup on consecutive possessions. A layup by Green with 2:40 remaining in the quarter gave East Tech their largest lead at 35-29, and they closed out the period with a 37-32 advantage.Glenville retook the lead on a put-back from junior forward Tyishawn Smiley, giving the Tarblooders a 41-40 lead with 3:30 to play. A layup by junior forward Caleb Bolton extended the lead to 45-42 with 1:13 remaining in the game.Smiley and Bolton scored 10 points each to lead the Tarblooders in scoring for the evening.A 3-point shot by East Tech’s Jenkins, who led all scorers with 21 points, tied the game at 45-45 with 0:53 to go.Glenville missed two free throws with 0:26 remaining to set up the final sequence of the game. East Tech missed a short jumper and Glenville appeared to have the rebound. But the referee blew the whistle with 0:06.1 to play as the Glenville player’s foot touched the end line.The ball was delivered to Jenkins on the ensuing inbounds play. Despite heavy coverage by Glenville, the 5-8 Scarab sparkplug managed to put up a desperation shot just before the game clock expired. The final buzzer coincided with the “swish” of the net. Count it! Final score: East Tech 48, Glenville 45.GlenvilleBolton4-2-10Smiley4-1-10Bryant4-1-9Nettles3-2-9Ottrix2-0-4Anglen1-1-3Field goals overall: 18/41, 44%3-point shots: 2/14, 14%Free throws: 7/15, 47%Rebounds: 32Turnovers: 22East TechJenkins, Jr.7-2-21Green5-2-12Peoples4-2-11Vazquez2-0-4Huff0-0-0Field goals overall: 18/48, 38%3-point shots: 6/19, 32%Free throws: 6/8, 75%Rebounds: 27Turnovers: 18 Related TopicsEast TechGlenville Tarblooders NEO HS Staff
A proposal to the legislature from Governor Bill Walker’s budget office suggests reinvesting savings into pretrial programs and grants for offender programs and victims services. Gov. Bill Walker’s budget office provided a proposal that reinvests funds into pretrial programs and grants for offender programs and victims services. The office estimates the state would save $49.8 million through 2021. The state spent more than $327 million housing 5,200 inmates in 2014 according to the report. A state criminal justice commission report showed that Alaska’s prison population grew three times faster than the state’s population over the last ten years. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Testimony to lawmakers on a reform bill that would aim to prevent criminals from repeatedly returning to jail addressed where the savings to the state could be invested.
Beginning on November 27, and continuing through December 10, the Kenai Peninsula was impacted by a strong weather system that brought high winds, significant snowfall, and heavy rains. Power outages, road damage, harbor damage, and flooding was reported in multiple locations within the Kenai Peninsula. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy issued a disaster declaration in response to a series of severe winter storms that impacted State owned and maintained infrastructure on the Kenai Peninsula. The declaration activates the state’s Public Assistance disaster recovery program which is funded by the State of Alaska Disaster Relief Fund. In addition, the Governor will request a presidential Disaster Declaration in order to activate federal Public Assistance, according to a release from the governors office issued on Wednesday. Governor Dunleavy: “The Kenai Peninsula saw numerous disaster events in the last few years. In addition to this disaster, the Peninsula experienced damages to the Lowell Point area in Seward, power outages in Halibut Cove, the 2018 Cook Inlet Earthquake, water shortages, and the Swan Lake Fire. The Borough, impacted communities, and state agencies performed admirably throughout these events. The state is committed to helping the effected communities recover from this disaster.” These events impacted the Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Seldovia, Homer Electric Association, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and Department of Natural Resources. Local governments, state agencies, tribal entities, and certain non-profits may apply for state Public Assistance for damage that was a direct result of the declared disaster event. If a federal Disaster Declaration is issued the state will enter into a cost sharing agreement with FEMA to fund disaster recovery activities with the state/federal recovery costs split on a 25%/75% basis.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky will return to Commonwealth Stadium on Nov. 21 for its seventh consecutive home game this season.Kentucky cheerleaders during the Cat Walk before the University of Kentucky football game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Photo by Mike WeaverThe Nov. 21 matchup with Charlotte will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. and be televised by the SEC Network alternate channel, the league office announced Monday. The game marks Kentucky’s seventh night kickoff of the season and ends a streak of two consecutive afternoon kickoffs.You can see the full list of SEC start times for Nov. 21 games below:Florida Atlantic at Florida – Noon (SEC Network)Citadel at South Carolina – Noon (SEC Network Alternate)LSU at Ole Miss – 3:30 p.m. (CBS)Charleston Southern at Alabama – 4 p.m. (SEC Network)Idaho at Auburn – 4 p.m. (SEC Network Alternate)Mississippi State at Arkansas – 7 p.m. (ESPN)Georgia Southern at Georgia – 7 p.m. (ESPNU)Tennessee at Missouri – 7:15 p.m. (ESPN2)Texas A&M at Vanderbilt – 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network)Charlotte at Kentucky – 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network Alternate)Email Jon Hale at email@example.com . Follow him on Twitter @JonHale_CJ .