Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location

first_imgFounded in 1930, the Van der Vlist Group has developed into one of Europe’s market leaders within the abnormal and heavy haulage industry and opened its UK operations in July, 2001. Servicing the UK customer base and facilitating movements between the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, Van der Vlist UK has grown into one of the leading providers of international heavy haulage services in the UK.This major investment allows the company to move to a purpose-built facility, highlighting the confidence that the Van der Vlist Transport Group has in the UK. The location enjoys a close connection to the A63 and the Port of Hull.Van der Vlist UK is backed by a fleet of over 200 trucks and 200 trailers as well as various modular axles and specialist trailers.last_img read more

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Liebherr upgrades LR 1750 crawler

first_imgThe adjustment of the derrick system included an extension of the derrick boom by 7 m to 38.5 m. The strengthened boom systems on the LR 1750/2 together with the derrick system have been given the suffix ‘H’, which represents ‘heavy’ boom systems, said Liebherr.The ballast trailer has also been modified as part of the modification to the Liebherr 750-tonne crawler crane. The trailer now has a hydraulic drive unit, which the crane manufacturer says improves handling.The upgraded crane also provides enhanced safety for operating personnel, said Liebherr, with additional platforms and access points, as well as extended and improved railings.During the modification of the LR 1750, Liebherr ensured that existing equipment components can also be used on the new LR 1750/2, which is a benefit for crane contractors who already operate one or more LR 1750 cranes in their fleets.  www.liebherr.comlast_img read more

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Highest-paid member of Freshfields receives £2.5m

first_imgThe highest paid member of magic circle firm Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer earned £2.5m in profit and remuneration for the financial year 2012/13, a fall from £2.9m the previous year, according to accounts filed at Companies House.Profits before tax were up 4% to £416m, on turnover up 4.4% to £1.229bn, the LLP accounts show. The average number of members during the year was 332, down from 350 in 2011/12. Profit available for distribution among members fell 5% to £329m.Earlier this month magic circle firm Clifford Chance posted a fall in pre-tax profits of 9% to £387m, with turnover down 2.45% to £1.271bn.According to the statement to Companies House, Clifford Chance’s 16 management committee members shared £18m in remuneration, down £1m from 2012.Meanwhile at Linklaters, pre-tax profits fell by 3.4% to £371.5m over the same period, on turnover down 0.9% to £1.193bn. The highest-paid member of Linklaters received £2.3m, down from £2.5m the previous year, according to the firm’s LLP accounts.Allen & Overy has recorded the highest profits before tax in the magic circle firms’ Companies House filings, with up 2.2% to £496m. Turnover was up 0.6% of £1.189bn.Its highest-paid partner received £1.57m.last_img read more

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Judge stays case until claimants pay correct court fee

first_imgThe High Court has ruled that a contract claim against retailer Sports Direct should be stayed until the claimant has paid the correct court fee.Lifestyles Equities and Lifestyle Licensing had paid a £480 fee after making a claim alleging registered trademark infringement and/or inducement of breach of contract.The £480 fee is prescribed as payable for a ‘non-money claim’, but the judge challenged this categorisation. A money claim in excess of £200,000 would be liable to a £10,000 fee. The claimants say they are unable to quantify their damages but believe them to be ‘substantial’. They undertook to pay the appropriate court fee if they succeed on liability.The defendants applied to have the claims stayed and sought an inquiry as to damages suffered. They argued the claimants were, in addition to the trademark infringement claim, making a free-standing claim for inducing breach of contract.The claimants said an inquiry as to damages called for an additional assessment and inquiry by the court, and that assessment would not be made until the quantum phase of the claim of the action.They said they had undertaken to pay the appropriate fee in advance of this.Ruling in Lifestyles Equities CV & Anor v Sportsdirect.com Retail Ltd, Master Clark said the dual nature of the claim meant the fee was not correct.‘The existence of the claim for an inquiry as to damages for inducing breach of contract is, in my judgement, fatal to the claimants’ argument that the whole of their claim is a non-money claim,’ he said.‘The fact that an inquiry requires an assessment by the court as the amount of the damages is not sufficient for it to be a non-money claim. A claim for damages is a claim for money; the task undertaken by the court is determining the amount of money payable.’Clark ruled that the claimants had not paid the appropriate fee and that the claim would be stayed until that fee is paid.last_img read more

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Digicel Play inks deal for child-friendly video service

first_imgBusinessNewsRegional Digicel Play inks deal for child-friendly video service by: – December 8, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share Digicel Play CEO for the Caribbean and Central America John SuranyiKingston, Jamaica – Tuesday, 8 December, 2015 – Digicel Play today announced that it has signed a deal with A Parent Media Co. Inc. (“APMC”), owner of children’s over-the-top (OTT) entertainment service, Kidoodle.TV®, to bring a new entertainment and educational experience to its growing customer base.Digicel Play is a new frontier in home entertainment, giving customers the power to have their entertainment and access to the internet the way they want it. It is jam-packed with cool features making it the most attractive home entertainment experience around. As the only true fibre to the home network, Digicel Play turns homes into the ultimate entertainment zones and delivers TV, superfast broadband and telephony coupled with the best channel and content line-up and the best viewing experience.In addition to the variety of media choices made available through Kidoodle.TV, APMC and Digicel Play will also work together to source and deliver premium content with strong educational and immersive components.Kidoodle.TV is an award-winning, industry recognised, OTT entertainment service dedicated to providing a wide array of quality entertainment and educational content to kids and families around the world. Designed to accommodate safely the rapidly changing demands of today’s digitally connected families, Kidoodle.TV features robust parental controls, a brightly coloured, easy-to-use interface, a customisable library of content, and now with Family Moments™, is the world’s first kids’ subscription video-on-demand platform to allow consumers to upload and watch family videos and home movies alongside popular children’s programmes. “We are delighted to be delivering the remarkable Kidoodle.TV technology and content to Digicel customers across our Caribbean markets,” says Digicel Play CEO for the Caribbean and Central America, John Suranyi. “This innovative integration of such an advanced app into our ecosystem is an exciting next step in enabling our customers to access opportunities for positive growth and quality entertainment through our connected services. We are also excited to provide parents with the tools to protect their kids’ media experience while incentivising them to engage in education-based consumption and healthy viewing boundaries. Kidoodle.TV provides an exceptional offering.”For APMC, the deal signals its first move into global infrastructure expansion. Says APMC President and Kidoodle.TV founder, Michael Lowe, “We are very excited to be working with Digicel. It’s a world class communications and entertainment provider pioneering a unique brand of social development in response to demand for home-based entertainment and learning. We believe that the Kidoodle.TV platform and its disruptive technology will enable Digicel to provide children and families in the region with the modern, immersive, connected experience they want.”Kidoodle.TV will be made available across Digicel markets in the coming months. Sharecenter_img Share 62 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

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Update: Man injured in Bath Estate robbery

first_img 563 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Update: Man injured in Bath Estate robbery by: Dominica Vibes News – August 23, 2016 One adult male of Bath Estate is nursing gunshot wounds at the Princess Margaret Hospital after being injured during a robbery. The robbery reportedly occurred about 10:20 p.m. on 22 August 2016 at the Sunnite Grocery Shop in Bath Estate, when four masked individuals, two with fire arms entered the shop, as per Public Relations Officer of the Dominica Police Force, Pellam Jno Baptiste. During the robbery, Nyika Bellot was shot in both legs and transported to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was examined and admitted to the hospital.Jno Baptiste is soliciting the assistance of the general public in the ongoing investigations.Anyone with information can contact the Criminal Investigation Department at (767) 266-5164, 266-5165 or 266 5119 or CRIME STOPPERS Dominica at 1 800 8477. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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Uniwheels joins J. Cordon in Treñas basketball finals

first_imgThe chance totake the lead was rather in ODM’s hands if not of the two misfired free throwsby Edward Dixon with the score tied at 75-all and with the time down to 11seconds. In the next ballpossession, Uniwheels’ Chris Loyola came up short with his inside basket, butCeniza was at the right place at the right time to score the buzzer-winning putback. ILOILO City –Uniwheels clinched the other finals seat in the Jerry P. Treñas BasketballTournament on Jan. 17 at the Jaro Gymnasium. Uniwheels and J. Cordon Construction-DPWH 2nd District started their championship series showdown on Sunday evening./PNcenter_img Loyola led the game for the winners with 15 points, while Dixon scored 22 markers in a losing effort for ODM Sportswear. A game-winningput back by Mark Ceniza made Uniwheels escape with a 77-75 victory over On DMove (ODM) Sportswear in the “Go big or go home” semifinals match.last_img read more

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Cove Lake State Park is closing Friday at 6 pm

first_imgNASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced it will close all 56 Tennessee state parks and state-owned state natural areas to the public effective April 4 through April 14, in support of Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order 23. This is a complete closure of facilities and access to all Tennessee State Parks and Designated State Natural Areas. “We decided to close the parks in support of Governor Lee’s Executive Order 23,” TDEC Commissioner David Salyers said. “The health and safety of Tennessee citizens is all of our top priority right now.”Tennessee State Parks officials will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit HERE.Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Plaisance, UG win in U23 basketball

first_imgPlaisance Guardians and University of Guyana [UG] Trojans secured contrasting wins in the U23 section, when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association [GABA] League Championship continued on Wednesday. Staged at the Burnham Basketball Court, Middle and Carmichael streets, Guardians defanged Kobras 77-50. Delroy Critchlow and Rafael Whittington led the way with 11 points each. They were assisted by Jared Sears, Nigel Bowen and Terrence Daniels, who scored 10, eight and eight points respectively.   For the loser, Amoniki John and Shaquille Emptage recorded 12 points each, while Jamel Lakhan added 10 points.Meanwhile, UG Trojans clipped Eagles 56-52. Jabari Joseph, Kadeem Peterkin and Jahleel Young top scored with nine points correspondingly.Chipping in with eight and six points were Jonathan Browne and Craig Harlequin respectively. On the other side, Sherland Gillis amassed 15 points, with Nikosie Allicock and Simesh Danram the next best scorers with 11 and 10 points apiece. The event continues tomorrow at the same venue with another round of matches.last_img read more

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All Ireland Young Show Person at Dunmanway Agricultural Show

first_img All Ireland Young Show Person at Dunmanway Agricultural Show The All Ireland Young Show Person Championship took place at Dunmanway Agricultural Show in County Cork on Sunday 3rd of July, renowned as one of the highlights on the showing circuit each summer.The class was open to persons 16 years and over who had not attained their 24th birthday on the day of the final, showing a horse or pony (over 148cm) of any breed in hand, provided that they are registered in an approved studbook. The animals shown must have be bred or owned by the competitor or their relative. The competition was judged by Rebecca Monahan under the criteria of demonstrating understanding of safety when handling and showing horses, skill in showing their animal in hand (walk, trot up, stand for conformation) and the overall impression, sportsmanship and courtesy, including appropriate attire and turnout.Well known pony exhibitor Aidan Williamson took the championship title with Hollycreek Sir Bradley (ISH) by Floating Clover (ISH) out of Your My Star (ISH), bred by Denis McCarthy and owned by Josephine O’Driscoll. He was presented with the Eleanor Moore Trophy and €500 by judge Rebecca Monahan and Paddy McCarthy representing Horse Sport Ireland.Reserve champion in this class was Sam Kingston with Carrigbawn Joy (RID) by Fast Silver (ID) out of Carrigbawn Doll (RID), bred and owned by Jim Kingston.This class was sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland under the 2016 Breeding Grant. The Dunmanway agricultural show was one of 24 applicants awarded funding following an evaluation of applications by the Breeding Grant Evaluation Committee. 3 July 2016, 12:25 Home  »  Breeding News  »  All Ireland Young Show Person at Dunmanway Agricultural Show Reserve Champion and Champion in the All Ireland Young Show Person class.Champion – Hollycreek Sir Bradley (ISH) by Floating Clover (ISH) out of Your My Star (ISH). Breeder: Denis McCarthy. Owner: Josephine O’Driscoll. Handler: Aidan Williamson.Reserve – Carrigbawn Joy (RID) by Fast Silver (ID) out of Carrigbawn Doll (RID). Breeder: Jim Kingston. Owner: Jim Kingston. Handler: Sam Kingston.From left to right: Sam Kingston (reserve champion), Paddy McCarthy (Horse Sport Ireland) and Aidan Williamson (champion). Tags: From left to right: Paddy McCarthy (Horse Sport Ireland), Rebecca Monahan (judge) and Aidan Williamson (champion).last_img read more

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