UK cycle store Eureka Cycle Sports has just added a new line of triathlon clothing to its inventory – helping to ramp up its activity in the triathlon category. In addition to many other well-known brands, shoppers at Eureka Cycle Sports may now select the popular British tri brand Zone3.Eureka Cycle Sports notes that it has strived to offer its customers the best selection possible of mens’ mountain bikes, women’s bikes, athletic gear, and much more. The company stocks a variety of leading brands, including Scott bikes, Sugoi clothing, blueseventy apparel, and Easton wheels & accessories. Now, with the addition of Zone3 triathlon clothing, Eureka is seeking to tap into the growing body of triathletes near its store base in the north west of England, and across the UK via its online outlet.‘Whether you’re an experienced racer or just starting out, we’re the first place to come for sound advice and the right products,’ an article on the company’s website noted, adding that if customers are looking for something very particular such as a specific bike frame or triathlon bike and if it isn’t in store, Eureka Cycle Sports will do its absolute best to track it down.A company spokesperson continued, “We are committed to giving you expert advice in a friendly honest environment. If we don’t have it in stock we will get it for you. If we don’t know the answer to your questions we will find them.”www.eurekacyclesports.co.ukwww.RaceZone3.com Related
News and Notes 2-15-10 News and Notes Robert F. Williams, a professor at Rutgers Law School has published The Law of American State Constitutions, with Oxford University Press. Anthony J. Diaz of Winter Park was interviewed by Fox News Orlando to discuss events surrounding Tiger Woods. He also has become a Ninth Circuit family law mediator. J. Todd Timmerman of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa office has been appointed chair of the Tampa Bay Partnership’s CEO Direct program. Bridget Labutta of Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist in Orlando has been appointed to the Young Practitioners’ Committee of the International Trademark Association. Julianne M. Holt, the Hillsborough County public defender, was recently presented a Human Rights Award by the Tampa Human Rights Council for creating a life and job readiness internship program in her office for young adults with learning disabilities. Marlene Quintana of GrayRobinson in Miami has been elected vice chair of the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Laurie Richter Spector of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel in Ft. Lauderdale was awarded a master’s in business administration from the University of Florida. Lance A. Harke of Harke & Clasby in Miami has been reappointed as a director of Legal Services of Greater Miami. Thomas S. Edwards, Jr., of Edwards & Ragatz in Jacksonville was named the Jacksonville American Board of Trial Advocates’ 2009 Lawyer of the Year. Jacksonville ABOTA also recently presented Edwards with its “Spartans at Thermopylae” award for his work to protect the court system. Morrie I. Levine of Hollywood was the master of ceremonies at a recent seminar on foreclosures in Plantation sponsored by Foreclosure Self-Defense, LLC. Richard M. Goldstein of Bilzin Sumberg in Miami has been appointed to the board of directors of the Voices for Children Foundation. Sheila McDevitt, of counsel with Akerman Senterfitt in Tampa, has been appointed to the board of directors for WEDU, West Central Florida’s PBS station. Mark A. Romance of Richman Greer in Miami has been elected chair of the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Neisen Kasdin of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” at the Eighth Annual Building Our Community Awards luncheon of the March of Dimes Florida Chapter. Robert A. Butterworth of Atkinson Diner Stone Mankuta & Ploucha in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed to The Able Trust Board of Directors. Fitzgerald A. Frater of Frater Law Firm, P.A., in Naples has been sworn in as a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court. Lonnie N. Groot of Stenstrom, McIntosh, Colbert, Whigham & Partlow in Lake Mary has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for his volunteer service with the Florida Law Related Education Association. Trenton H. Cotney of Glenn Rasmussen Fogarty & Hooker in Tampa has become qualified as a Florida court-appointed arbitrator. Samuel P. King of Dellecker Wilson King McKenna & Ruffier in Orlando was honored by the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section with its “Pursuit of Justice Award,” which recognizes lawyers and judges who have shown outstanding merit and who excel in providing access to justice for all. Steven M. Berman of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Certification. Chris Tanner of Itoh International Law Firm in Tokyo presented “Intellectual Property Considerations, for Attorneys who Practice in Other Areas” to the McCracken County (Kentucky) Bar Association. John M. Howe of the Law Offices of John M. Howe in West Palm Beach has been appointed to the board of directors of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Richard M. Gomez of the Law Offices of Roland Gomez has been appointed a director of the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Adele I. Stone of Atkinson, Diner, Stone, Mankuta & Ploucha in Ft. Lauderdale has been elected as president-elect of the Florida Chapter of NAIOP, a Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Mark Bentley of Mark Bentley, P.A., in Tampa received the Planner of the Year Award from the Florida Chapter, Sun Coast Section of the American Planning Association. Bentley also has become an adjunct professor for the University of South Florida’s Masters of Urban & Regional Planning Program. Gregory T. Zele of Zele Huber Trial Attorneys in Jupiter has been elected to the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Justice Association. Timothy Kingcade of Kingcade & Garcia in Miami was a keynote speaker at the Dade County Bar Association’s seminar “Everything You Need to Know to Serve Foreclosures and Bankruptcies and Protect Your Practice.” Nicole C. Kibert of Carlton Fields in Tampa spoke at the Society for Marketing Professional Services of Tampa Bay lunch program “Sparking the Economy: Sustainable Initiatives.” February 15, 2010 News & Notes
In what may be another hospital-related MERS-CoV cluster, Saudi Arabia today reported three cases from the holy city of Medina, two of them in healthcare workers, all of whom had contact with a confirmed or suspected case.The flare-up of cases in Medina comes as hundreds of thousands of travelers from all over the world are streaming into Saudi Arabia to make their Hajj pilgrimages, which constitute one of the five pillars of Islam.For the first time since Aug 2, no new cases were reported in Riyadh, which is experiencing a large hospital outbreak at King Abdulaziz Medical City.With the three new cases today, five MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) illnesses have now been reported in Medina since Sep 7. The first involved an 80-year-old Saudi woman who had contact with an earlier case. The Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) didn’t give any other details about her exposure.Prior to this outbreak, the most recent case reported in Medina occurred in February.Possible new hospital clusterYesterday the MOH reported a case in Medina involving a 33-year-old male foreign healthcare worker who had contact with a previous MERS case.In its announcement today, the MOH confirmed the infections of two more foreign healthcare workers in Medina, a 35-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man. Both are hospitalized in critical condition. The third new case involves an 82-year-old Saudi man who is listed in critical condition.The MOH said in a footnote about the cases that two of the three patients reported today have been transferred to King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh.Though most of Saudi Arabia’s MERS-CoV cases since July have come from Riyadh, other parts of the country have reported isolated cases and recent clusters. For example, sporadic illnesses have been reported recently in Al-Kharj, and the city of Najran has reported a cluster of cases, some of which involved contact with earlier cases.Hajj concernsThe uptick in virus activity in Saudi Arabia is occurring alongside a smaller but growing hospital outbreak in Amman, Jordan. The spurt of MERS-CoV cases in both countries has raised concerns about the threat to Hajj travelers, and the possibility that they could carry the virus back to their home countries.Since the virus was first detected in people in 2012, no Hajj-related cases have been reported, but previous years did not see the number of MERS cases being reported in recent weeks.As of today, 62 people are still being treated for MERS-CoV in Saudi Arabia, and another 13 are in home isolation.The newly reported cases push Saudi Arabia’s total from the disease to 1,231 cases, with the number of deaths remaining at 521.See also:Sep 11 Saudi MOH statement
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In the two years since the fruitless raids, it seems that cartels might still be operating but this time in full view. Gambling that what is out in the open is always trusted to be fair and honest, industry observers are pointing to a practice they dub ‘price signalling’. That fulsome interview with the shipping line ceo highlighting potential price moves in the marketplace, or that news item about a small rate rise caused by rising costs common across the industry, may not be as innocent as they seem.In an age of social media, instant media coverage and growing whistleblowing encouraged by corporate social responsibility, shipping lines seem less likely than ever to commit illegal cartel activity to a hard-drive, memo or Post-It note. In some cultures, a wink of the eye when a comment is uttered suggests that the truth is opposite to what is being said. ‘Price signalling’ might be the big wink of an eye when a ceo gives that fulsome interview.The cause of the tragic crane collapse in Brazil at Sao Paulo’s stadium, due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup finals, is yet to be determined but throws into perspective the continuing dangers that project cargo forwarders and installation engineers continue to contend with. To meet a Fifa deadline, Brazil has admitted it is struggling to have all 12 venues ready for next summer. It would be a tragedy if such a pressure was the root cause of the two reported deaths.This week’s Friday Flyer is sponsored by WWL ALS, a privately owned 3PL & 4PL freight forwarding company specialising in the global logistics of project forwarding, capital equipment, abnormal loads and supply chain management – www.abnormal-loads.com In the corporate world The Aeroscraft ‘lighter-than-air’ aircraft was the topic of a presentation by Aeros president and ceo Igor Pasternak, and director of strategic finance William Feeley at the European Parliament. The company has also inked a strategic partnership with Icelandair Cargo (IAC) to develop new logistical air freight routes through the Arctic Circle.This week saw Damen Shipyards unveil a wind farm service vessel (pictured top right) to support and accommodate turbine maintenance crews at sea, allowing them to ‘walk to work’, providing on-site work facilities and accommodation for 45 maintenance personnel and 15 crew-members on voyages of up to one month.Expansion-minded InterMax Logistics Solutions has acquired the Yangtze River shipping company, Hualong Shipping, which has subsequently been renamed Max Shipping Co. Ltd.In a management clear-out, four members of the STX Pan Ocean (STX PO) board have resigned from the debt ridden company, including its ceo and executive director of just five months, Chun Il Yu, and three independent directors, Dong Moo Choi, Yun Jae Baek and Joon Woo Han.F.S. Mackenzie has opened its sixth Russian office in Vladivostok to complement offices in Moscow, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Novorossiysk. The Vladivostok office will be headed by Dmitriy Maslov.JasProjects has signed a strategic alliance confirming Jas Forwarding Worldwide as BG Group’s primary freight forwarding partner for the next five years, providing BG Group with vessel and aircraft chartering.It is now being reported that Qingdao Port in China (pictured second right) is operating normally following a pipeline explosion in the city’s Huangdao district last week, near the Lidong Chemical Plant.Capacity developmentsA trio of cranes – a 250-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) subsea crane, a 20-tonne SWL offshore crane (picture right) and a 5-tonne SWL shipboard crane – will be delivered by MacGregor for a new offshore accommodation and construction vessel being built in Quebec.Integrated Logistics has acquired a Terex AC 1000 all terrain crane with a lifting capacity of 1,200 tonnes, making it the largest mobile hydraulic crane in the company’s 400-crane fleet.Senegal’s Port Autonome de Dakar (PAD) has awarded the contract to operate the gateway’s ro-ro terminal to Bollore Africa Logistics for a period of 25 years. Notable shipmentsBoxco Logistics has transported an 880-tonne splitter column (pictured right) from Dahej, India to the port of Mumbai, via Adani port, mobilising two 28-axle lines of Scheuerle-Kamag K25 self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) to complete the move.Jumbo has completed a number of shipments as part of the first stage of the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal project in Queensland, Australia.Chapman Freeborn Airchartering and Michel Hurel Transport (MHT) utilised a B747F, chartered from ANA Aviation Services, to fly 70 tonnes of outsize oil well equipment (pictured second right) from Singapore to Luanda in Angola originally slated for ocean transport.Rolitrans International has shipped 11 large bobbins (pictured third right), weighing a total of 1,747 tonnes, from Brazil to Singapore.Bladt Industries has completed the shipment of the tower sections for Vestas’ 8 MW offshore wind turbine prototype (pictured bottom right), with Mammoet handling the road transportation, to the Danish national test centre for large wind turbines in Østerild, North Denmark.Japanese-made heavy construction equipment has been moved by WWL ALS, a division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, from South Shields, England to Lugar and Dunbar in Scotland. The consignment consisted of a Komatsu PC2000 excavator, only the fourth to be operating in the UK, and eight Komatsu HD785 dump trucks.In an intra-regional move, Dubai based Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has shipped two 106-tonne gas flotation pressure vessels from a jobsite in Hamriya Free Zone in Sharjah, UAE to Kuwait.Project Cargo Network’s (PCN) Brazilian representative, Double Star Logistics, and fellow Czech Republic member, Zoom Cargo, teamed-up to handle a ro-ro shipment of heavy-duty truck chassis from Czech Republic to Brazil. Network newsTo date, 90 members of the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) have signed up for the network’s 11th annual general meeting (AGM) in Bangkok, Thailand from March 16-18, 2014.Project Cargo Network chairwoman Rachel Humphrey used materials supplied by HLPFI during her keynote speech to more than 145 senior managers from 65 countries who gathered at the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel in Bangkok for the network’s third annual summit.Dissaco has become the latest organisation to join the Global Project Logistics Network (GLPN). People and placesCrowley Maritime Corporation’s solutions group, project logistics and global freight management team and its subsidiary, TITAN Salvage, have relocated to a 9,523 sq m shared office and warehouse facility in Houston, Texas. TITAN has moved its Headquarters from Pompano, Florida.All about EvieEvie notes that DB Schenker remains on the start line as it will continue to provide the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) with logistics, freight forwarding and Customs clearance services for the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia 2014 and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2016.She also encourages recipients of the Friday Flyer to share it with your colleagues/contacts, and ask them to contact us if they want to receive a copy regularly.
The cargoes, which had dimensions of 14.4 m x 3.7 m x 5.6 m each, were transported from Chakkan using a combination of 10 hydraulic axles and a prime mover, and eight hydraulic axles and a prime mover to the final delivery point in Mumbai. EXG is a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in India. www.expressworld.comwww.wwpc.eu.com
A conveyancer who changed her name after being banned from working in the legal profession has been jailed for five years for stealing more than half a million pounds from three employers.Oonagh Grant, 57, of Altyre Close, Beckenham, Kent, pleaded guilty in February at Croydon Crown Court to three counts of fraud by false representation and three counts of dishonestly failing to disclose information for personal gain or to expose others to loss. She was sentenced last week.Details of her crimes were highlighted by the Metropolitan Police on its website. Oonagh GrantSource: Metropolitan PoliceGrant was convicted in 2011 of stealing from a law firm she worked for by transferring funds into bank accounts which she controlled. She was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, suspended for two years. The Solicitors Regulation Authority banned her from working in the legal profession.In 2013 Grant changed her name by deed poll to Frances Bernadette Grant. Under her new name, she did conveyancing work for a law firm in Lewisham, south London, as a self-employed contractor. She began redirecting funds, was caught and dismissed by the firm. An audit showed she stole around £28,000. The offences were reported to the police.By this time, Grant had joined a law firm in Bromley, Kent, where she stole £223,950. She resigned when her employer was contacted by her previous firm.Grant was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Falcon in December 2015. During the interview she denied all offences. She was released on bail on condition she did not work for a law firm.However, Grant subsequently worked for a firm in Reading. When the firm was alerted to the SRA order, she was dismissed. An audit showed Grant had diverted funds into her personal bank account.Grant was arrested in October 2016 for breaching bail conditions. Police say she was later released on bail by the court to have ‘planned surgery’. Grant failed to attend a Crown court hearing on 23 November 2016 and another appearance due to being ‘medically unfit’.However, the Met says letters supplied to the court purporting to be from Grant’s GP were fraudulent. She was arrested on 15 January this year on suspicion of fraud.Operation Falcon’s detective sergeant Daren Walby said Grant was a ‘serial fraudster who believed that she was above the law’ and who ‘even went so far as to send fake GP letters to the courts to delay her trial’.The Metropolitan police says Grant stole £536,250 from three companies between 1 January 2014 and 3 August 2016. Only one firm has been able to recover some of the stolen funds.Anyone who may have employed Grant is asked to contact Operation Falcon by dialling 101.
PORTUGAL: Subject to government approval, national operator CP plans to lease four or five CAF Class 120 four-car 250 km/h trainsets from RENFE while its fleet of Alfa Pendular trainsets undergoes a €19m half-life inspection and refurbishment programme which is to be undertaken by EMEF. CP uses the 10 six-car Alfa Pendular tilting trainsets on premium inter-city services on the north–south corridor from Braga to Faro. There has been a growth in ridership over the past two years, and all 10 trainsets are now needed in service at times of peak demand. CP has leased RENFE DMUs since 2010 for use on Douro, Algarve, Minho and Oeste regional services.
Photo: Cato Edvardsen/Wikimedia CommonsClass 69 EMUs are widely used on the Norwegian network by national operator Vy, formerly NSB.NORWAY: State-owned rolling stock leasing company Norske Tog has shortlisted six prequalified bidders to supply an initial 30 new commuter EMUs as part of a framework order that could total 200 trainsets.The six prequalified bidders are: CAF, Alstom, Siemens Mobility, Stadler Rail, Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation. Due for delivery by 2023, the initial batch of 30 trains will be used to replace ageing Class 69 EMUs on the route between Stabekk, Oslo and Ski.Norske Tog says that it is looking for the new fleet to provide more capacity, comfort and onboard mobile internet coverage; maximum speed should be at least 160 km/h but 200 km/h would be preferred, it adds. It hopes the capacity of each train can increase from around 570 passengers on the Class 69 to around 700 or 800 in a mix of seating, standing and multi-functional space.Other key factors in the procurement will include opportunities to reduce dwell times, rapid acceleration and braking characteristics, and price. Final offers are due in October and Norske Tog expects to sign the contract at the beginning of 2021.‘Norske Tog is very pleased with the interest from the supplier market. In the pre-qualification round, we have especially emphasised adequate experience from similar projects relevant to our acquisition, and sufficient financial strength for implementation. We are now proceeding with a relatively high number of suppliers, to get the best competition possible’, said Norske Tog CEO Øystein Risan.