Westfield winner

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CACI finds Glasgow’s retail strong

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Praxair subsidiary receives ISO 9001:2001 certification

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Praxair updates CO2 gas analysis across the world

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Tri Tool’s New Houston Facility to Serve Gulf Region

first_imgTri Tool Incorporated will be opening  a new 15,000 square foot office and warehouse location to better serve the Offshore and Onshore Pipeline Oil & Gas industries in the Gulf Region.On May 7th, Tri Tool will be hosting a grand opening event inviting Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) attendees to view the facility, live welding and machining demonstrations.“Tri Tool has had a presence in the Houston area for years, but the focus was on service and rental of our 200, 300 and 600 Series in situ machine tools,” stated Jerri Wernette, Executive Vice President. “With the popularity of our PipeMaster® Pipe Facing Machines and ClampMaster® Internal Line-Up Clamps, and introduction of our new High Production Counterbore Service, we decided that an expansion was required. We needed a facility where we could house, rent and service our pipeline equipment and quickly mobilize our service personnel to meet the demands of our Oil & Gas customers.”This new larger facility will also be the base for Tri Tool’s high production CNC Counterbore Service with newly developed machining technology. Tri Tool delivers deep counterbore precision, rapid cycle times and superior surface finishes, using the safest pipe handling system available.To meet the demands of the ever expanding Oil & Gas markets, Tri Tool has hired a new Oil & Gas Sales Manager, Robert Korey. “Robert brings 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas and Power Generation industries,” says Chuck Friedrichs, Vice President of Domestic Sales. “We know his knowledge in these fields will be a great asset to our team.  We look forward to him working with and assisting our customers in the Gulf Region.”Press Release, March 18, 2014last_img read more

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Compass Diversified Acquires Clean Earth

first_imgCompass Diversified Holdings, an owner of leading middle market businesses, announced that on August 7, 2014, it entered into an agreement to acquire Clean Earth Holdings Inc. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of August, subject to customary closing conditions.Headquartered in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, Clean Earth provides environmental services for a variety of contaminated materials including soils, dredged material, hazardous waste and drill cuttings. The company analyzes, treats, documents and recycles waste streams generated in multiple end-markets such as power, construction, oil and gas, infrastructure, industrial and dredging.Treatment includes thermal desorption, dredged material stabilization, bioremediation, physical treatment/screening and chemical fixation.In 2013, Clean Earth managed and treated 3.4 million tons of material, of which 98% was beneficially reused. The company holds the largest market share in the contaminated materials and dredged material management market and operates 12 permitted facilities in the Eastern U.S. For the year ended December 31, 2013, Clean Earth reported revenue of approximately $155.9 million.The purchase price for Clean Earth will be based on a total enterprise value of $243 million and will also include cash and working capital adjustments upon closing. Clean Earth generated approximately $32 million of EBITDA for the last twelve months ending June 30, 2014. In addition, Clean Earth incurs between approximately $4 million and $5 million in annual maintenance capital expenditures.[mappress]Press Release, August 8, 2014last_img read more

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ADR and ODR: the EU acts

first_imgEuropean policy initiatives are like London buses. After a long wait, a whole bunch arrives together. But their timing is not so mysterious as with buses. No, Eurocrats are clearing their desks before Christmas, having laboured through the autumn to perfect their product. Now the lobbyists have to sacrifice their Christmas holiday in order to have a response ready for the beginning of negotiations in the new year. One of those which arrived in a clump this week was the alternative dispute resolution package, which has been long expected. It deals with both alternative and online dispute resolution (ADR and ODR), the first via a directive and second via a regulation. If you want an entertaining introduction, you can watch a video of the commissioner for health and consumer policy, John Dalli (from Malta), explaining the background – although you might find his dancing thumbs, which are the Michael Jackson and John Travolta of the thumb world, more alluring than what he says. So let us begin with ADR. The draft Directive aims at ensuring that quality ADR entities exist to deal with contractual disputes arising from the sale of goods and the provision of services by traders. The Directive tackles the three main problem areas. First, there are currently gaps in coverage, and so the Directive tries to ensure that ADR entities are available for all consumer disputes that arise from transactions in the Single Market. Second, there is a lack of awareness and insufficient information, which prevents consumers and businesses from using ADR entities, and so traders will be required in the future to provide consumers with information on which ADR entity is competent to deal with a potential dispute. Traders will also be obliged to inform consumers on whether or not they commit to using ADR in relation to complaints lodged against them. Finally, the Commission is worried about variable quality, since the practices of a significant number of ADR entities are not in line with core principles. So ADR entities will have to respect a number of principles, such as impartiality, transparency, effectiveness and fairness. Competent authorities in the member states will monitor ADR entities and ensure that they function properly. As for ODR, its regulation will enable consumers and traders to access directly an on-line platform which will help to resolve contractual disputes arising from cross-border online transactions, through the intervention of an ADR entity complying with the Directive. The platform will be established by the Commission, and will be directly accessible by consumers and traders, transmitting their complaints to a competent ADR entity in the appropriate member state. It will be an interactive website, accessible in all EU official languages and its use will be free of charge. Its operation will be eased by a network of ODR facilitators. All complaints handled via the platform will need to be dealt with quickly. Therefore, the regulation sets a time limit (usually 30 days) which is shorter than the normal period to resolve an off-line dispute. The platform will also provide information on ADR entities and general information on ADR as a means of out-of-court dispute resolution. These proposals exclude business-to-business ADR. However, the European Commission’s work programme for 2012 foresees a business-to-business ADR instrument being adopted by December 2012, to complement the above proposals. If you are curious as to what else was in the line of buses coming our way this week, the main one was the publication of the Commission’s audit proposals. After much lobbying by the big four, they are lighter on trying to break up the market: joint audits will now be optional rather than mandatory. However, the ban on auditors offering legal services remains, and there is mandatory rotation of auditors. Still to come in the next few weeks: a proposal for amending the Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC) and a Communication from the Commission setting out their intentions on Collective Redress, both by the end of this year, and on 25 January 2012 proposals for reform of the data protection directive (95/46/EC). Happy Christmas!last_img read more

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First two for Scan-Shipping

first_imgThe entire project includes the test-lifting, skidding and sea transportation of nine RMQCs destined for Turkey, as well as the onsite lifting at Asyaport.Scan-Shipping will be shipping a further two cranes from India to Turkey in the middle of April, and the remaining five RMQCs are scheduled to leave Pipavav port in May and September 2015.www.scan-shipping.comlast_img

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Trump’s security chief warns: ‘ICC is already dead to us’

first_imgThe US administration has said it will refuse to help international prosecutors in any way with their investigations into alleged war crimes. Speaking on the eve of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, US national security adviser John Bolton appeared to threaten the International Criminal Court with sanctions and potential prosecutions against officials.The ICC has insisted it will continue to do its work ‘undeterred’ in accordance with its principles and the overarching idea of the rule of law.Bolton, addressing an audience in Washington yesterday, said he wanted to make a ‘clear and unambiguous message’ on behalf of President Trump to use any means necessary to protect American citizens.‘We will not cooperate with the ICC, we will provide no assistance to the ICC and we certainly will not join the ICC,’ he said. ‘We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes the ICC is already dead to us.’The ICC is reported to be on the verge of bringing prosecutions into alleged war crimes committed by US military and intelligence staff during the war in Afghanistan.In a statement published in response to Bolton, the ICC said: ‘The court was established and constituted under the Rome Statute, the court’s founding treaty – to which 123 countries from all regions of the world are party and have pledged their support through ratification – as an instrument to ensure accountability for crimes that shock the conscience of humanity. The court is an independent and impartial judicial institution.‘The court’s jurisdiction is subject to the primary jurisdiction of states themselves to investigate and prosecute allegations of those crimes and bring justice to the affected communities. It is only when the states concerned fail to do so at all or genuinely that the ICC will exercise jurisdiction.’Dr Mark Ellis, executive director of the International Bar Association, said Bolton’s attack not only dismissed the principle of accountability for war crimes, but also ‘reinforces the Trump administration’s repugnant policy of exceptionalism’.He added: ‘The Trump administration seeks to dismantle completely a legal entity, the sole purpose of which is to bring justice to victims of the most unimaginable atrocities. History will rightfully judge this pernicious policy as an affront to the dignity of mankind.’last_img read more

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Skånetrafiken orders Coradia Nordic EMUs

first_imgSWEDEN: Skåne regional transport authority Skånetrafiken announced a SKr1·5bn order for a further 25 Alstom Coradia Nordic electric multiple-units on February 5. The 160 km/h four-car regional EMUs will be 74 m long with a total capacity of 510 passengers. They are to be assembled at Alstom’s Salzgitter plant in Germany for delivery from April 2017.Alstom has supplied a total of 277 Coradia Nordic regional trains to local transport authorities in Sweden since 2002. This includes 69 for Skånetrafiken, which now has 30 on order including five which were ordered in 2014. The Coradia Nordic ‘suits the travellers of Skåne perfectly’ with ‘a high level of performance and passenger comfort and an attractive design’, according to Magnus Andersson, Train Manager at Skånetrafiken. ‘With the new trains we are preparing for future expansion in the railway network and number of travellers.’Skånetrafiken has extended Arriva’s contract to operate Pågatåg services, which will now run for a further two years from December 2016. The steady growth in ridership in recent years is predicted to continue at 5% to 6% per year.last_img read more

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