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Lagarde: rescue fund sufficient

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share KCS-content Lagarde: rescue fund sufficient Sunday 6 February 2011 10:31 pm whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ FRENCH economy Minister Christine Lagarde said yesterday that the Eurozone’s package of rescue funds were enough to face off future crises.France and Germany want Eurozone leaders to sign off on a “comprehensive package” aimed at halting the bloc’s year-long debt crisis, including changes to the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the €440bn bailout fund agreed to last May.“We have enough punch to respond in case of emergency, which is sufficient if we develop it, and if we ensure that it can all be mobilised,” Lagarde said. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Lithuania introduces land-based registration requirements

In addition, the emergency rules set opening hours of 7am until midnight for gaming establishments which offer food, but there is no such restriction for those which do not. The resolution became law on Wednesday 21 October and comes into effect today (26 October). Topics: Casino & games Bingo Casino regulation Land-based casino Slots 26th October 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle The Lithuanian government has adopted an emergency resolution for all land-based gaming venues to register all visitors to help trace the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Land-based casino The changes come via an amendment to Lithuania’s existing emergency rules for the pandemic, which was proposed by Darius Domarkas and the Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Lithuania introduces land-based registration requirements Regions: Europe Baltics Lithuania Earlier this month, the country introduced a series of strict new know-your-customer guidelines for gaming operators following accusations that the sector is a fertile ground for money laundering. Enhanced customer identification is required for a politically exposed person or a high-risk customer from abroad and the operator must check all registrations to confirm whether a client fits into that category. Operators must also verify the source of assets and funds on the basis of reliable independent data, documents or information when performing enhanced due diligence checks. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address read more

Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian theologians meet in South Africa

first_img Anglican Communion, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Africa, Rector Smithfield, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Posted Sep 12, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian theologians meet in South Africa Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ecumenical & Interreligious [Anglican Communion News Service] Theologians from the Anglican and Reformed/Presbyterian traditions gathered in the South African city of Durban last week for the third International Reformed-Anglican Dialogue (IRAD). Their focus was to seek ways to grow closer in unity and mission around the world.Full article. Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury appoints Dushantha Rodrigo next bishop of Colombo

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Posted Oct 7, 2020 Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC [Anglican Communion News Service] The vicar of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the Rev. Dushantha Rodrigo, has been appointed the next bishop of Colombo. The Diocese of Colombo is one of two in the Church of Ceylon – an extra-provincial member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The appointment was announced Sept. 28 by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.The Colombo Diocesan Council referred the appointment of their next bishop to the archbishop of Canterbury in his role as metropolitan under the Church of Ceylon’s constitution. The church’s own internal mechanisms failed to elect a bishop in August.“I am pleased to announce that Father Dushantha is to be the next bishop of Colombo,” Welby said. “I congratulated him personally by telephone on Friday and am glad to declare my support for him publicly today.”Read the entire article here. Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Archbishop of Canterbury appoints Dushantha Rodrigo next bishop of Colombo Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Asia Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Archbishop of Canterbury, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

IWITOT London returns and is followed by a virtual global IWITOT

first_img  236 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Virtual IWITOT IWITOT London returns and is followed by a virtual global IWITOT IWITOT (I Wish I’d Thought of That) returns to London in April in its ninth year. The following day it will be broadcast to fundraisers around the world as part of a new virtual event.IWITOT features 18 speakers who take to the stage for an afternoon of inspiring and engaging talks. Each one has just seven minutes in which to inspire the audience with the fundraising idea that they wish they had thought of. The London event takes place on 21 April at Amnesty UK in central London. On 22 April a virtual version of IWITOT will be presented online. It won’t simply be a broadcast of the recording of the event. IWITOT has, after all, been livestreamed for the last few years and recordings of the presentations are available from SOFII.Instead the virtual event will be streamed via the Fundraising Everywhere+ platform and will feature not just the 18 talks but also live interviews with campaign owners, speakers, and both SOFII and Open staff.The aim of the virtual event is to bring IWITOT and its educational and inspirational value to a much wider audience of fundraisers, beyond those who were able to afford the time or ticket price to attend in London or who live elsewhere.It is no coincidence that this year’s theme for both versions of IWITOT is ‘connectivity‘.Tickets cost between £50 – £100 for the London event and £25 for virtual only. Those attending the London event will also receive free access to the virtual event the next day.The virtual conference will be available online for one month post-event to give fundraisers the chance to watch all the content back in their own time. New speakersPart of IWITOT’s strength is that its organisers work hard to give up-and-coming fundraisers an opportunity to share their insight and ability in front of an audience.To uncover new voices auditions were held recently (‘I Want to Talk at That‘) for up-and-coming speakers. Winners receive mentoring support from an experienced presenter and fundraiser to help them hone their presentations.This year’s I Want to Talk at That speakers are:Megan Townshend (Marie Curie)Lara Joyce (Irish Cancer Society)Jennifer Ruthe (freelance copywriter) The event, which has now been run internationally in various location, is presented by SOFII (the Showcase of Fundraising Inspiration and Innovation) and was developed in partnership with Open Creates. The profits raised from ticket sales is donated to SOFII to enable it to continue sharing fundraising ideas and campaigns to a global audience of fundraisers. Tagged with: IWITOT Training virtual event Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Events timingsThe London event runs on Tuesday 21 April from 14:00 to 17:00 GMT.The virtual event runs on Wednesday 22 April from 12:30 to 17:00 GMT / 7:30 to 12:00 EST.  235 total views,  1 views today Speakers and sessionsThe other confirmed speakers so far include:Erin McGuire (SickKids)Kirsty Marrins (Third Sector/Charity Comms)Felicity Spencer-Smith (Institute of Fundraising)Helen Trenchard (British Red Cross)Rima Sonigara (Greenpeace)Lyndall SteinAmanda Bringans (British Heart Foundation)Ken Burnett, SOFII trustee, said: “We can’t wait to welcome fundraisers back to IWITOT London this April. We’re hugely excited to be adding our first-ever virtual event and connecting even more people to the very best fundraising ideas.“Over the years SOFII’s IWITOT has come to mean fast-paced, sparkly, concise creative lessons from fresh speakers. It means an afternoon of electric, contagious passion, plus tons of learning for fundraisers from great causes large and small. It means falling in love with fundraising, all over again.”James Briggs at Open Creates added: “I can’t believe that it’s been nine years! I used to worry that the format would get tired but I’ve come to realise that the format isn’t what matters – it’s the ideas and the people that make IWITOT so special. And this year we’re going to generate even more of an impact by putting the whole thing online.” Howard Lake | 5 March 2020 | Newslast_img read more

PEDv Tops Producer Concerns at WPX

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jun 5, 2014 Previous articleGroups Call For Biotech WheatNext articleNPB Elects New Board Members at World Pork Expo Gary Truitt Home News Feed PEDv Tops Producer Concerns at WPX While speaking at World Pork Expo on Thursday, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding to help combat Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus.  Vilsack also issued a federal order to help combat the significant impact producers are facing due to PEDv and the porcine deltacoronavirus.  USDA will use $26.2 million worth of funding for virus control and research and will require the reporting of new detections of the viruses.  The National Pork Producers Council urged the funding to go to continued research.  NPPC President Howard Hill said, “We’re hopeful the USDA plan will work.” Steve MeyerWorld Pork Expo is underway in Iowa this week; and, as you would expect, concerns about PEDv is topping the list of concerns of producers gathered there.  Losses from the disease continues to mount, and Steve Meyer, with Paragon Economics, says we will see a major market impact this fall, “Most of the heavy death losses occurred in December, January, and February. That means in about six months is when we are going to see a significant drop in slaughter rates.”  He told the Iowa AgriBusiness Network at Expo that, so far, slaughter rates have only come down a little, “We were down about 6% in March, about 5% in April, and about 4% in May.” He predicted that much larger reduction will come beginning in August.  He added most of the USDA data so far has not really shown the impact of the disease. Meanwhile, biosecurity at World Pork Expo has been stepped up in light of the uncontrolled spread of PEDv. Mike Paul, with the National Swine Registry, says special precautions have been taken at Expo and will be implemented for all swine shows this year, “Exhibitor’s farms or their farms of origin cannot have had a case of PED within 60 days of coming to an event.” Paul says, while producers are being more cautious, he does not expect participation in livestock shows to decline because of the outbreak, “Being in the livestock industry there are always disease issues that one has to deal with.” PEDv Tops Producer Concerns at WPX In the last year, PEDv has killed an estimated 7 million piglets; and, according to Vilsack, the number of market ready hogs could fall more than 10% compared to last year.  Vilsack says, “The steps we will take through the federal order will strengthen the response to PEDv and these other viruses and help us lessen the impact to producers.”  Of the $26.2 million, $3.9 million will be used by the Agriculture Research Service to develop vaccines and $11.1 million will be used in cost-share funding for producers of infected herds to support biosecurity practices, according to the USDA.  The APHIS federal order requires producers, veterinarians, and diagnostic laboratories to report all cases of PEDv and other new swine diseases to USDA and state animal health officials. Full details of the order can be found on the AHIPS website www.aphis.usda.gov. Facebook Twitter SHARE PEDv Tops Producer Concerns at WPXlast_img read more

Maranatha Couples Annual Benefit with Big Fish

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Smack in the middle of their Boys’ Basketball and Girls’ Soccer CIF and State playoffs, the show must go on at Maranatha High School who hosted their annual benefit on campus, themed around their spring musical, “Big Fish”.Last Saturday at 5:00 p.m., the fun-filled evening began with a traditional southern style dinner complete with fried chicken, cajun style tilapia, mac ’n cheese, cornbread, peach cobbler, and more. The festivities also included a live band with talent from Maranatha’s very own alumnus and current faculty, Pat Mesisca ’92. Parents and guests enjoyed line dancing led by different faculty and students. The event also included the close of their week-long online auction.Following the dinner, the Maranatha Performing Arts Department presented the heartwarming production of “Big Fish” in the Ambassador Auditorium. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film by Tim Burton, “Big Fish” is a rollicking fantasy set in the American South centered around the journey of a father and son’s relationship and the eventual triumph of family love over the struggles of life. The production had everything – dancing elephants, mermaids, gentle giants and one knockout dance number after another! Maranatha had a stellar cast and crew of over 50 students and their set and costumes were breathtaking!It’s an exciting time to be at Maranatha, whether in performing arts, sports, or even just as a fan!Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Education Maranatha Couples Annual Benefit with Big Fish Article by LAURIE ENLOE | Photography by DIANE BARNHART and GARY LEE Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 4:39 pm Subscribe Top of the News Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

A 12-year-old already working in a university lab said he hopes ‘to help people’

first_imgABCNews.com(NEW YORK) —  Daniel Liu has aspirations to one day go to Harvard or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Until then, he will spend lots of time in a University of Toledo laboratory — where he has studied since he was 11. He is now 12.An assistant professor of chemistry at the university who is part of Daniel’s research team said he was skeptical at first that an 11-year-old would even be allowed into the lab. But Daniel was allowed in and since then, the professor has fully supported his young colleague. “I’ll be honest, sometimes it’s a little intimidating for me,” Dr. Michael Young told ABC affiliate WTVG in Toledo. “I think to myself, ‘What would I be doing today if I had been that good at age 11?’”“I suspect it won’t be long before he’s telling me things I don’t know,” Young said.“He’s a genius,” another member of Daniel’s team, Dr. Mohit Kapoor, a postdoctoral researcher, said of the boy to WTVG. “He knows most of the things going on around this lab.”Daniel is a force to be reckoned with. On the first exam a typical lab participant takes, the average score is a 50. Daniel got a 99. The three-person research team that includes Daniel is trying to create a cheaper, faster and more environmentally friendly way to make pesticides and pharmaceutical drugs.One of Daniel’s career goals is to benefit society.“I’d like to develop drugs to help people who have illnesses or medical conditions,” he said.For now, in addition to his lab research he is in school.“I’m taking all my classes here at UT, but I am also enrolled at high school, so I am getting credit there for these classes,” he said.Besides his potential game-changing research, he’s also going to cross a major milestone on June 3: becoming a teenager when he turns 13.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UK: Lighting Systems Onboard Royal Navy’s New Aircraft Carriers Rely on Composite Junction Boxes

first_img View post tag: Rely View post tag: Junction Industry news View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Aircraft UK: Lighting Systems Onboard Royal Navy’s New Aircraft Carriers Rely on Composite Junction Boxes View post tag: Onboard View post tag: Defense View post tag: New View post tag: Boxes View post tag: Royal Share this article April 15, 2013 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Systems BVT Surface Fleet Solutions is currently undergoing the process of building two of the world’s largest aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy; the HMS Queen Elizabeth, due to be completed in 2016, and the HMS Prince of Wales, due to be completed in 2018. Rather than using traditional metal junction boxes, which are prone to corrosion damage and denting, the ship builder has opted to specify Spelsberg’s tough, polycarbonate Abox range.Aircraft carriers are a vital component of modern naval strategy. The massive vessels act as mobile landing strips for aircraft, allowing them to access parts of the world that they wouldn’t usually have the range to reach. The current project to build two new aircraft carriers is one of the most significant naval investments made by the Ministry of Defence since the turn of the century. The HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will be the first of the QE class carriers to be finished, is currently in its second stage of production.The two carriers will each require 40,000 tonnes of steel and will weigh approximately 65,000 tonnes. Their power stations will generate 110MW and over 1.5 million metres of cable will be used across each carrier. Once at sea the ship’s engineers will have extremely limited access to spare parts; so it’s important that all the components specified are capable of surviving in the harsh maritime environment and performing their roles reliably.In order to provide adequate protection to electrical connections, the junction boxes which are used on such a project need to be extremely tough. Being a maritime application it is important that the junction boxes provide suitable ingress protection while also offering corrosion resistance from the abrasive salt particles present in the water and the air. It is likely that the components will also be subjected to constant vibration which can often result in screws coming loose, meaning that the lids must be secured using a alternative method.Chris Lloyd, General Manager for Spelsberg UK, comments:“Because this is a military spec project it might be expected that only metal junction boxes would be considered for the application. However, when we first spoke to the ship builders it quickly became clear that a tough, polycarbonate solution would actually be more suitable. Not only are metal enclosures more likely to corrode in the salty environment, they are also prone to denting during collisions; and with heavy military equipment passing through narrow corridors collisions are almost guaranteed.”Another consideration, and one that may seem strange considering the application, is weight saving. While it might seem odd to worry about the weight of a junction box on a 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier, the ship builders are very much aware that combined weight savings over all the onboard components across the entire span of the ship can result in very real performance improvements. Reduced weight will also result in lower delivery costs and improved installation times, which contributes to meeting the delivery schedule and budget of the project.Having opted to use plastic enclosures for the aircraft carrier project the shipbuilders approached Spelsberg UK to recommend the best products for the job. Spelsberg UK is the largest supplier of non-metallic enclosures ex stock in the UK and offers complete customisation and assembly on nearly all of its products. It was able to recommend its polycarbonate, IP65 Abox enclosure for the project. By supplying the enclosures assembled (including terminals) Spelsberg was able to help the ship builder greatly reduce on-site installation time.The Abox range is made from halogen-free materials and is available with a vast array of specifications in terms of size, IP rating, gland type and terminal type. From the Abox 025, measuring just 80mm x 80mm right up to the Abox 2400 with dimensions of 640mm x 320mm, there is a product to suit most applications. A red cover can also be specified to identify circuits for safety lighting.The industrial quality (IQ) versions of these junction boxes have an IK08 rating for protection against mechanical stress and the range is available with a variety of accessories which allow termination of cables with cross sections from 1.5mm2 up to 240mm2. The SL series of Abox, equipped with the screwless terminals, are approved for use on ships and in offshore applications by Lloyds Register. This approval was crucial in the specifications offered to the client.The range is built with at least 8 potential cable entry points and has a number of accessories which can specified, including various terminals, cable clamps, glands, mounting rails and plates as well as sealing kits. For applications where the enclosure may be fully submerged a cast resin sealing kit is available which provides IP68 protection up to 15 metres.Chris Lloyd adds:“It’s fantastic to be involved on such a large project and we are very proud that our products have met all of the Ministry of Defence standards required for lighting circuits below decks. Over the years we have put a lot of effort into R&D and expanding our product range to ensure we can offer a suitable solution for almost any application. Our key strength is our ability to work with the customer to develop a solution rather than simply supplying a product.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 15, 2013; Image: Spelsberg View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: Carriers Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Lighting Systems Onboard Royal Navy’s New Aircraft Carriers Rely on Composite Junction Boxes View post tag: Lighting View post tag: Compositelast_img read more

Benugo bags British Museum contract

first_imgCafe and restaurant operator Benugo has scooped a contract to become the exclusive provider of catering services at the British Museum.The five-year deal, thought to be worth £40m, is due to commence in May this year, and follows a competitive tender process. According to Benugo, an integral part of the contract is to overhaul the existing foodservice facilities.Refurbishments to the museum’s catering facilities will include the complete renovation of the Great Court Cafés and Great Court Restaurant which will become a fast paced casual dining destination.“Benugo is also planning a number of new locations within the museum, including a new deli lunch style café and espresso bar,” it said.Ben Warner, founder of Benugo, said: “We are hugely excited by this result, and are enormously proud to now be associated with one of the greatest museums in the world. “The British Museum has an incredible history and heritage, and we are thrilled to be able to contribute to this through our foodservice which will offer choice, value and excellence to every visitor.”The firm has won a number of other catering contracts over the years including at: Edinburgh Castle, the Natural History Museum, the Ashmolean Dining Room (Ashmolean Museum), the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen (Hyde Park Royal Parks) and the V&A Café (Victoria and Albert Museum).Its six cafes in London serve deli-bags, soups, sandwiches, salads, and cakes and muffins from its bakery.last_img read more

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