£2bn new money for social housing – is it a story?

first_imgSubscribe 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 To 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 Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

ABS guides NSR shippers

first_imgThe Navigating the Northern Sea Route Advisory was developed in partnerships with the Russian Central Marine Research and Design Institute and provides information on obtaining permits to transit the route, as well as possible technical and operational risks that can arise when operating in the region.The paper includes detailed information on the following: The Northern Sea Route (NSR); the Arctic environment; NSR regulations; winterisation strategies; the practice of navigating in ice-covered waters; and ports of the NSR.Navigating the NSR can reduce the time it takes to journey between Japan and Rotterdam by approximately 3,400 miles, or ten days, compared to the traditional route via the Suez Canal. ABS chief technical officer Todd Grove explained: “The NSR’s growing popularity has positive implications for transit times between Asia and Northern Europe … but the often unpredictable and unfamiliar shipping environment through the north also poses operational and technical challenges.””This Advisory was developed to provide the industry with some of the information it needs to navigate those challenges safely and efficiently, while also helping to minimise the impact on the environment,” he added.Navigating the Northern Sea Route Advisory is available for download through the ABS website, here.www.eagle.orglast_img read more

World rail infrastructure market May 2017

first_imgArgentina: Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has awarded a joint venture of UCSA, Spavias Engenharia and Construcciones Performar of a contract to undertake track renewals on 416 km of the metre-gauge Belgrano network. China: China Railway Construction Electrification Bureau Group and China Railway 21st Bureau Group have won the 3·4bn yuan Jsjjsd-1 contract to provide E&M system integration and safety monitoring and information systems for the Beijing – Hebei section of the Beijing – Shenyang PDL. Czech Republic: Following a protracted tendering process, SŽDC has awarded Cedop and Egis Rail to draw up a KC6·75m contract to prepare a new feasibility study for the proposed Praha – Dresden high speed line. Eurovia CS, Subterra, GJW Praha and OHL ŽS are to modernise the 5·7 km 3 kV DC double-track section between Beroun and Králv Dvr for KC2·2bn. A KC2·5bn modernisation of the Olomouc junction has been compelted by OHL ŽS and Alpine Bau CZ. Track and electrification were upgraded and new signalling installed to increase capacity and the maximum speed to 160 km/h. Europe: Femern A/S signed two technical consultancy contracts for the Fehmarn Belt tunnel on March 21. A framework for client technical consultancy services was awarded to a Rambøll-Arup-TEC JV, with Schønherr and WTM Engineers as sub-consultants. A framework for the provision of in-house technical consultancy services was signed with ÅF-Hansen & Henneberg, with Atkins Danmark, Obermeyer Planen + Beraten and ÅF Infrastructure as sub-consultants. Iran: On March 28 RAI and RZD International signed a €1·2bn contract for 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the 495 km route from Garmsar to Incheh Borun on the Turkmen border, building on an initial agreement signed in 2015. The four-year project will start once the governments have finalised a €1bn Russian export loan. An MoU has also been signed to use the project as a basis for co-operation elsewhere. Malaysia: MyHSR has awarded contracts for reference design consultancy services on the Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed project to Systra, Jacobs, Ranhill Consulting, HSS Integrated and Aecom Perunding. Poland: Intercor and Mosty ód have won a 285m złoty contract to modernise suburban tracks as part of a programme to provide a 40% increase in capacity on the 23 km Warszawa Wochy – Grodzisk Mazowiecki route. A 12-month closure starts in September. PKP PLK has awarded Intercor a 111m złoty contract for modernisation of the 2116 m Gorzów Wielkopolski station viaduct and construction of Gorzów Wielkopolski Wschód halt. A consortium of Gülermak and Mosty ód was the lowest bidder for the ód cross-city tunnel construction project at 1·36bn złoty. AŽD Praha is to install ETCS Level 2 on the Kraków – Rzeszów line for 77m złoty. PKP Energetyka is to electrify the 27 km line from Wgliniec to Zgorzelec on the German border for 41m złoty. UK: Stadler has awarded BAM Nuttall a contract worth £20m to build the depot in Kirkdale where it will maintain the fleet of 52 EMUs it is to supply for Merseyrail, and to refurbish the existing Birkenhead North depot. USA: New York MTA has approved the award of a $492m contract to a joint venture of Judlau Contracting and TC Electric to accelerate by three months the rehabilitation of the Canarsie Tunnel on the L Subway line. The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded Ensco a contract to operate and maintain six FRA track inspection cars for five years. Uruguay: CFU has taken delivery of a Geismar KGT4RS road-rail crane with nine attachments for different track maintenance functions.last_img read more

Rail approved cable glands at InnoTrans 2018

first_imgCMP: Cable gland, cleat and accessory specialist CMP will be showcasing its range of rail-specific products, which have been supplied for high-profile projects including London’s Crossrail and metro lines in Dubai and Doha.TruSeal is the company’s new range of polymer cable glands to suit a variety of industrial applications. Also on display will be the SOLO cable gland range, manufactured from low smoke and fume materials and approved for use on the London Underground.last_img

Police to undergo literacy training as UNESCO steps up fight against…

first_imgSouth Sudan’s education indicators remain among the worst in the world, with the illiteracy level at seventy percent. That’s despite increases in school enrollment over the past few years. It is estimated that more than one million primary school aged children, mostly from rural areas, are not in school, while the few schools that do exist are not conducive to learning. In an effort to change these staggering statistics, UN agency UNESCO has developed an initiative that will reduce the illiteracy level in the society, and it will start with the police force.“We have started a police literacy training. As you know the police cannot do its job as it should be if the officers cannot read and write. So, this is the first prerequisite that UNESCO is focusing on now with the police” Said Salah Zaki Khaled, Chief, Unesco South Sudanlast_img read more

Central Emergency Services Responded To A Small Fire At JoAnn Fabric

first_imginitial reports received by KSRM News were of a semi striking a powerline in the area. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services and Soldotna Police responded to a small fire at the rear of JoAnn Fabric in Soldotna, this morning.Duane Kant with SPD: “At about 6:15 a.m., we responded up here to the JoAnn Fabric building because a commercial motor vehicle had backed into the building. The vehicle struck the main electrical junction box and caused a small fire at the building.”  There were no reported injuries as a result of the collision or the fire. Employees at JoAnns were evacuated as a result of the fire.last_img read more

Prescott named second-team preseason All-SEC

first_imgMiss. State QB Dak Prescott Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott, a former Haughton star, was named second-team preseason All-SEC in voting by the media at SEC Media Days Thursday in Hoover, Ala.Nick Marshall of the defending champion Auburn was the first-team selection.Prescott started seven games last season, completing 156 of 267 passes for 1,940 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also rushed for 829 yards on 134 carries with 13 touchdowns.Prescott missed two games because of an elbow injury and most of another. He came off the bench in the fourth quarter to rally the Bulldogs past Ole Miss 17-10 in overtime in the Egg Bowl.— Staff ReportsStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Stock watch: Baylor keeps climbing after blowout wins

first_imgThere might not be any such thing as style points as far as the playoff committee is concerned. But there certainly seems to be when it comes to poll voting.Ohio State hasn’t been earning many style points of late. The Buckeyes retain the top ranking they’ve held since the preseason in the Amway Coaches Poll, but they continue to lose first-place votes after letting yet another overmatched opponent, Maryland, hang around into the second half.Baylor has not had any such close calls. Though the Bears’ resume to date lacks quality, they’ve been doing what highly ranked teams are supposed to do against lesser competition. They vault to No. 2 this week while picking up eight No. 1 votes. it’s the Bears’ highest ranking since USA TODAY began administering the coaches poll in 1991.TCU survived a road shootout at Kansas State with some late heroics. But the Horned Frogs slip a spot to No. 3, though they’re still getting five first-place nods. Michigan State, which needed a late defensive stand helped by some bad clock management to get past Rutgers, also drops a spot to No. 4 but retains a No.-1 vote. .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } USA TODAYSnap Judgments from college football’s Week 6 The remaining two first-place votes go to No. 5 LSU and No. 7 Utah, which held their poll positions along with No. 6 Clemson and No. 8 Florida State.Stock up: Michigan. After posting their third consecutive shutout, the Wolverines make the week’s biggest leap of seven places to No. 14.Stock down: Oklahoma. The highest-ranked upset victim takes the biggest plunge. Upended by Red River rival Texas, the Sooners drop 10 spots to No. 19.Stock up: Iowa. The Hawkeyes got by Illinois to stay unbeaten and climb six places to No. 17.Stock down: Northwestern. Michigan’s latest victim still has a solid enough body of work to stay ranked. But the Wildcats take a seven-place hit to check in at No. 21. .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } USA TODAYCollege football’s Week 6 winners and losers Stock up: Oklahoma State. The Cowboys found a way again, this time getting past West Virginia in overtime on the road to keep their record clean. They move up four slots to No. 15.Stock down: California. The Golden Bears’ road loss at undefeated Utah didn’t hurt them too much in the eyes of the voters. They take only a one-spot drop to stay in the poll at No. 23.New kids on the block: No. 24 Duke, No. 25 Toledo.College dropouts: Georgia, Southern California.GALLERY: AMWAY COACHES POLLlast_img read more

Hamilton ton, Reifer 95, put Windies-A in command over Lions

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Jahmar Hamilton slammed his sixth first-class hundred, but Raymon Reifer fell agonisingly short of his second, as West Indies-A moved into a superior position against England Lions in the second ‘Test’ yesterday.The diminutive Hamilton struck an even 100 to anchor the middle of the innings before Reifer was the glue that held the bottom half together with a fluent 95, as Windies-A were bowled out for 422 about an hour and 10 minutes before the scheduled close on the second day of the match at Sabina Park to gain a 277-run first-innings lead.They, however, had to share the spotlight with left-arm spinner Jack Leach, whose 6-138 from 41.4 overs made him the pick of the English bowlers.The home team, however, failed to make any headway in an hour in the field before stumps were drawn, as the Lions reached 34 without loss in their second innings with their captain Keaton Jennings not out on 11 and fellow opener Haseeb Hameed not out on 18.Starting the day on 159 for four, the overnight pair of Hamilton and Dowrich batted resolutely through almost the first hour to consolidate the position of West Indies A.Dowrich, not out on 20 overnight, looked set to follow up his first ‘Test’ hundred with another significant innings before he was caught close to the wicket off Leach with the lead 55.It was extended, however, when Reifer came to the crease and further frustrated the Lions in a stand of 102 with Hamilton either side of lunch.Hamilton, not out on 17 overnight, reached his hundred from 182 balls with the last of his 17 boundaries in the first hour after lunch, but faced just four more deliveries before he became the only wicket for Toby Roland-Jones after spending 3 ¾ hours in the middle.Further resistance came when the burly Rahkeem Cornwall came to the wicket and shared 49 for the seventh wicket with Reifer, who duly passed his 50.Cornwall was bowled by Leach for 25 to leave West Indies-A 351 for seven, and Jomel Warrican proved not to be the immovable force he was in the first ‘Test’ and was stumped off Leach for seven before tea.After tea, Reifer continued to keep the score moving with a view to another first-class hundred, but Louis was caught at slip to become the only wicket for Paul Coughlin.This left Reifer with batting bunny Keon Joseph to partner him in the search for the milestone, but, trying to push on, Leach bowled him after a near four-hour stay that included eight fours and two sixes from 179 balls.West Indies-A lead the three-match series 1-0, after winning the first ‘Test’, which ended last Sunday, by two wickets at the Trelawny Multipurpose Complex on the Jamaica north coast.ENGLAND LIONS 1st innings 145WEST INDIES A 1st innings (o/n 159 for four)J. Campbell c Hameed b Leach 47K. Powell c & b Livingstone 59J. Blackwood c Jennings b Leach 6S. Brooks b Livingstone 1J. Hamilton c Clarke b Roland-Jones 100S. Dowrich c Gubbins b Leach 43R. Reifer b Leach 95R. Cornwall b Leach 25J. Warrican stp. Davies b Leach 7J. Louis c Jennings b Coughlin 14K. Peters not out 5Extras: (b-4, lb-10, w-3, nb-3) 20Total: (all out, 110.4 overs) 422Fall of wickets: 1-72, 2-78, 3-87, 4-128, 5-200, 6-302, 7-351, 8-371, 9-410.Bowling: Porter 11-2-51-0; Roland-Jones 10-1-42-1; Livingstone 23-4-83-2; Leach 41.4-6-138-6; Crane 14-1-59-0 (nb3, w2); Coughlin 11-1-35-1 (w1)ENGLAND LIONS 2nd inningsK. Jennings not out 11H. Hameed not out 18Extras: (lb-1, nb-4) 5Total: (without loss, 18 overs) 34Bowling: Reifer 2-1-3-0 (nb-1), Louis 2-0-5-0 (nb-1), Joseph 2-1-1-0 (nb-1), Cornwall 7-2-11-0 (nb-1), Warrican 5-3-13-0.Position: England Lions trail by 243 with all second innings wickets standing.last_img read more

Vickery moves into Semi-Finals at Monterrey Open

first_img– Trashes World No.17 Rybáriková in straight setsTHERE seems to be no slowing down of Sachia Vickery, who, since the start of 2018, has been moving upwards in the tennis rankings and on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) circuit.Following her climb to No. 91 in the world at the latest WTA rankings, Vickery dumped Magdaléna Rybáriková out of the Monterrey Open, beating the 2017 Wimbledon semi-finalist and World No. 17-ranked in straight sets (6 – 0, 6 – 3), when the two met yesterday (Friday) in the Quarter-Finals.Vickery will next play the winner between Monica Puig and Tinea Babos.Puig, the 2014 Olympic Champion, had lost to Vickery (7 – 6, 6 – 2, 6 – 1) when the two met at the 2014 Stanford tournament which was won Serena Williams. Vickery was knocked out in the quarter-finals in that tournament by Varvara Lepchenko.Vickery, 22, proved that her steady improvement in the sport is no fluke, when she disposed of Irina Falconi in straight sets 6-1, 6-4, to reach the Round-of-16 at the Abierto GNP Seguros tournament in Monterrey, Mexico.The player, born to Guyanese parents, Paula Liverpool and Rawle Vickery, in her next match at the tournament, easily got rid of Ana Sofía Sánchez, also in straight sets, 6 – 3, 6 – 3.last_img read more