High tech paint booth for Hitachi plant

first_imgUK: The 31 m by 9 m paint spray booth oven built to accommodate rail vehicles at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe rolling stock plant has been designed by Junair Spraybooths to optimise running costs while complying with safety requirements. The iSystem touch control is pre-programmed with bake cycles and a list of coatings, ensuring the most efficient cure profile is automatically used and paint jobs are not over-cured or under-cured. This also balances the air pressure within the cabin to ensure compliance with safety regulations. Two Junair pneumatically powered Alfa-Lifts are fitted inside the spray booth to provide access to all areas of a vehicle’s painted surfaces. The controls are inside the cage, with three levers allowing the operator to manoeuvre the platform on three axes to provide the optimal working position.The spray booth has 32 Junair QADs auxiliary air movement towers designed to improve drying times by agitating air during flash-off and cure cycles, with automatic variable speed drives adjusting the airflow to suit the process. The full airflow rate is only required for spraying, and all other activities can be carried out with reduced airflow to lower running costs. The fuel saver mode provides full fresh air intake for paint application, and automatically switches to recirculation when in idle, loading, preparation, flash off and bake modes, thus reducing air heating costs. There are high, mid and low level LED lighting within the booth, and a bespoke paint mix room and ventilated mixing bench were also supplied.last_img read more

The Millennial Financial Crisis

first_imgWhat the millennial generation needs to do now to secure their financial futureNearly one in three millennials have no money saved for retirement, and a quarter of millennials – people between the ages of 18 and 34 – report owing more money than they have currently saved, according to a survey released by the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council (IALC). So, how can millennials with nothing saved for retirement get started? Here are some basic tips to get started.Every penny counts When you’re young, you have time on your side, so put as much money aside as you can. This might mean skipping a night or two on the town or packing your lunch more often. While this doesn’t seem like much, making one or two small changes can add up to considerable savings.Take free money Consider contributing to your company’s 401(k) plan or any employer-sponsored available plan. Think of any plan your employer is willing to match as “free money.”Balance your portfolio As a young professional, you have the luxury to put some of your money into high-risk investments, since your retirement is seemingly far away. However, for the safety of your future, it’s important to also add more conservative savings products like health savings accounts or fixed indexed annuities to balance your retirement portfolio.Start now! Don’t wait. It’s crucial to start saving for retirement as early as you can. The earlier you start saving, the more likely you are to meet your retirement goals. Even if you can only contribute 1 percent of your salary, anything is better than nothing, and it can add up quickly.last_img read more

Namibian mining town uses drone to monitor lockdown violations

first_imgMoroccan protestors clash with police in poor mining town Investors flock to Cape Town to laud African Mining Industry A Rwandan police drone fitted with a megaphone speaker flies in a residential neighbourhood to enforce a lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kigali, Rwanda April 15, 2020. Picture taken April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana A Rwandan police drone fitted with a megaphone speaker flies in a residential neighbourhood to enforce a lockdown to stem the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kigali, Rwanda April 15, 2020. Picture taken April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Jean BizimanaA small mining town in western Namibia said Wednesday it was deploying a drone to monitor if residents are complying with COVID-19 lockdown regulations.The drone will take aerial pictures which are used by law enforcement officers to punish those violating lockdown regulations, Irene Jacobs, spokesperson of the Arandis town, told local media.“This is in fact an efficient and inexpensive intervention that will not call for additional resources, cost or cause any disturbances,” Jacobs said.Namibia has recorded 16 cases of COVID-19, of which eight cases have recovered. The government has extended the country’s lockdown until May 4 to slow the virus’ spread.Relatedcenter_img Morocco jails 16 over protests in impoverished mining townlast_img read more

AU donates reusable face masks to South Sudan

first_imgAU Dismayed by South Sudan Related South Sudan Stalemate AU commends South Sudan on peace process South Sudan has reported 2,021 COVID-19 infections and 38 deaths.The African Union on Monday handed over a donation of reusable face masks to South Sudan to bolster its fight against COVID-19.The donation was presented to vice president Rebecca Nyandeng by the AU Commission chairperson’s Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the African Union Liaison Office in South Sudan (AULOSS), Ambassador Joram Biswaro.South Sudan has reported 2,021 COVID-19 infections and 38 deaths, according to data from the U.S.-based Johns Jopkins University.The AU donation comes days after the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan also donated medical supplies to strengthen the country’s efforts against the pandemic.South Sudan’s weak health systems have been a cause of concern in many quarters regarding the country’s ability to tackle the spread of COVID-19.Various missions in the country have however helped the country in its response to the health crisis.Some civil organizations have also offered support to South Sudan in the fight against COVID-19.H.E. Amb. Joram Biswaro, #AU SRCC to #SouthSudan handed over reusable face masks to H.E. Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng, Head of the Gender and Youth Cluster in the @SouthSudanGov. The donation is part of ongoing AU assistance to South Sudan’s response to the #COVID19 pandemic pic.twitter.com/nsHjyeZYBY— African Union Peace (@AU_PSD) July 6, 2020last_img read more

7th Nature Island Literary Festival continues

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 27 Views   no discussionscenter_img The 7th Nature Island Literary Festival and Bookfair entertained patrons over the weekend with a wide variety of theatre presentations and workshops on the grounds of the UWI Dominica Open Campus. On open night, under the patronage of His Excellency the President of Dominica and Mrs. Savarin, the large crowd at the Arawak House of Culture showed much appreciation for Alwin Bully’s 1976 hit classic The Ruler which featured cast made up of some members of the original People’s Action Theatre, along with a cadre of young dynamic actors some coming from other theatre groups. The festival weekend offerings included David Edgecombe’s Lady of Parham; Dobrene O’Marde’s This World Spin One Way; and a surprise crowd pleaser in Athol Furgard’s Sizwe Bansi is Dead by the Sunshine Theatre of Anguilla which gained a standing ovation from the enthusiastic audience.The Festival continues this week with a screenwriting workshop at UWI Open Campus; the Dominican Premiere of Poetry is an Island a new film on Derek Walcott by Surinamese filmmaker Ida Does on Tuesday night at Alliance Francaise; performances by local theatre companies on Wednesday night (Alliance Francaise); the Caribbean DVD launch of Russel Watson’s seminal film A Handfull of Dirt on Thursday night at Alliance Francaise; two repeat performances of The Ruler on Friday and Saturday night at the Arawak House of Culture; and a commemorative walk from Hillsborough to Roseau on Sunday. LocalNews 7th Nature Island Literary Festival continues by: – August 12, 2014 Sharelast_img read more

UWI students at T&T campus to get grades next week

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) says it will release the grades of students next week dismissing media reports that members of the non-academic staff were engaged in protest action resulting in grades being withheld.“The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine has advised all students that in accordance with new regulations implemented under the University’s revised Grade Point Average (GPA) scheme, grades will be released immediately following the scheduled Board of Examiners meeting, carded for June 16, 2015.This meeting is being held to ensure that the revised GPA scheme is being implemented without adverse consequences to students,” the UWI said in a statement.It said that registration for Summer School has also been extended to next week Thursday as a result.The extension comes the day after the Students’ Guild sent a letter to campus registrar Richard Saunders on the issue.UWI said students are being “encouraged to visit their respective faculty office for guidance and faculty offices have also made pass/fail lists available.“With regards to the Summer Semester, University policy also provides for late registration for this period and the deadline for summer registration has also been extended to June 18, 2015.”This is the second occasion that grades to students have been withheld.Grades for the first semester which ended on December 19 last year, were withheld as lecturers staged protest action over the non-payment of salary arrears.The Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) is representing non-academic staff, and while the UWI acknowledged that “it is in the middle of negotiations with the OWTU for revised terms and conditions” for the non-academic staff, “contrary to published reports, the release of grades is not in any way linked to ongoing negotiations with non-academic staff”. Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsTertiary UWI students at T&T campus to get grades next week by: Caribbean Media Corporation – June 10, 2015 Share 91 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Kenai Peninsula School Board Makes Decisions on Budget and Transportation

first_imgErkeneff: “A lot of work went into that over a lot of years. We have an excellent program here and we’ve really put a lot of work into having our teachers become be the best they can be and effective evaluations. So that piece has been put into place.” The board has also set their three goals for the new school year which include funding public education, connecting with the staff and school, as well as promoting a shared value and responsibility for public education across the school district and the entire peninsula. The agenda last night included discussion on how teachers will be evaluated. During a 4:00pm work session, this was determined and the school board has approved it. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last night, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District held a meeting that ended with answers to lots of questions about the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.center_img Pegge Erkeneff, Communications Specialist for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District recaps the transportation contract and budget…. Erkeneff: “The budget’s still fluid in that we’re waiting to hear what the legislature is going to do, even though the fiscal year has already started. So we do have funds in our general fund account to make up for that increased deficit that we discovered a couple weeks ago. But we have issued all our teacher contracts and will be honoring all of those and then the transportation piece, we’re looking at a new tenure contract so we’re paying attention to that and how that’s going to be awarded.”last_img read more

Suetsugu sets new goal in 100 meters

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES But from now on I want to set a record,” adding he will seriously take up the 100 meters from this fall.The 23-year-old Kumamoto Prefecture native, who ran 10.13 seconds in Yokohama last June, only 0.13 off Koji Ito’s Japanese record set in 1998, did not take part in Sunday’s 4×100-meter relay due to left thigh pain he felt in Friday’s medal-winning race. center_img PARIS – Shingo Suetsugu, the bronze medal winner in the men’s 200 meters at the just-ended World Championships and the first Japanese sprinter ever to win a medal in either the Olympics or the worlds, said Monday he will next aim at doing the 100 meters in under 10 seconds.Speaking at a press conference in Paris, Suetsugu, who clocked 20.38 seconds to earn the bronze, said, “Until now, I was aiming at winning a race.last_img read more

Suzuki shatters 100-meter breaststroke mark

first_img RELATED PHOTOS Speedy performance: Satomi Suzuki shatters the Japanese record in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the National Collegiate Swimming Championships on Friday in Kumamoto on Friday. Suzuki finished the race in 1 minute, 6.32 seconds. | KYODO PHOTO IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES In the preliminaries, Matsushima, a Nihon University freshman, broke the oldest Japanese swimming record held by Masami Tanaka, who swam the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.27 in 2000.In men’s action, world silver medalist Ryosuke Irie won his second consecutive 200-meter backstroke title in 1:54.36, 1.85 off his own national mark. KUMAMOTO (Kyodo) Satomi Suzuki set a national record of 1 minute, 6.32 seconds in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke final on the second day of the National Collegiate Swimming Championships Friday.Suzuki, a Yamanashi Gakuin University freshman, broke Mina Matsushima’s record set earlier in the day by 0.91 seconds at Kumamoto Municipal Indoor Pool. Euphoric moment: Satomi Suzuki celebrates her record-breaking performance in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the National Collegiate Swimming Championships on Friday. | KYODO PHOTOlast_img read more

Report: Bristol Manor Farm 0-11 Bristol City

first_imgFive different players scored for City in the first period, with Freddie Hinds, Eros Pisano, Bobby Reid, Josh Brownhill and Joe Morrell all finding the net.A completely different XI took to the field after the interval, but the goals continued to rain down on the home team.Callum O’Dowda, Diego De Girolamo and Shawn McCoulsky all scored braces in the second half as this annual fixture entered double figures for the first time.However, the real winner on the day was the community.A sell-out crowd of 1,417 packed into The Creek, with fans able to mingle with their heroes, get photographs and gather autographs.There was even an appearance from Famara Diedhiou, who is set to begin training with his new team-mates in the coming days.last_img read more