A parody of the real thing Bake Off viewers unimpressed with picture

first_img@BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 pahahahahahaha @Its_Khaya it looks like a Comic Relief sketch doesn’t it?!😂💔💔— Pans✨ (@_pansyp) April 14, 2017 Things weren’t any better over on their Facebook page, where the show brightly wrote: “Good things come to those who bake.  The Great British Bake Off. Coming soon to Channel 4.”Thousands of people “reacted” with sad and angry faces to the picture, and many left their thoughts in the comments.Nicole Morgan wrote: “Absolutely devastated I honestly can’t describe my disappointment in your choice of judge I’m gutted as it was something I looked forward to every year but I can honestly say I won’t be watching again”. Barbara McInnes said: “Just not going to be the same!!!! And that’s coming from an Aussie devotee of the show!!! Mary you are my guru! Sue and Mel no one will replace you either!!!!”And Rachel Molloy complained: “I know we should give the show a chance and we haven’t even seen the first episode but it just doesn’t seem right and I can’t see this show surviving long term as it would have previously.”So disappointed as I have loved this show from the very first series and look forward to watching each summer. I don’t think any line up would work for many people as how could you improve on the previous one”. ‘Did greed overrule sense?’ @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 pic.twitter.com/tqoe558YXj— camilla whitehill (@camillavalerie_) April 13, 2017 @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 Looks like a sketch show parody of the real bake off.— Jamie D (@JamieD1138) April 13, 2017 @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 pic.twitter.com/i43nRbcsFd— Leah (@leahfroud) April 13, 2017 The Bake Off social media channels were flooded with replies featuring unimpressed pictures of Mary Berry, who used to present the show.Judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood and presenters Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig  failed to impress viewers in their first official picture as they posed with cupcakes.Some stated they were unimpressed with the line-up choice @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 Yet to see a positive comment! I wonder if the producers are worried? Did greed overrule sense?— Lesley Watson (@Saffysoot) April 14, 2017 @flawlessmorpher @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 pic.twitter.com/Eyzhulw4G9— Jacob (@JacobsStuff) April 13, 2017 This picture of Nadiya summed up how one viewer felt @LindyC_ @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 I just don’t see the chemistry lol why do bad things happen to good people— Laurel (@laurabhayward) April 13, 2017 @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 I’m finding it difficult to get excited about this line up.. and no doubt the million ad breaks…— Sinéad 🇮🇪☘️💕🎯⚽️ (@sineadmcanenny) April 14, 2017 @JacobsStuff @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 pic.twitter.com/vTcF47ulkC— 🌷Tin🗒 (@flawlessmorpher) April 13, 2017 Some were rather melodramatic The Great British Bake Off  has revealed their first press shot of the new presenters in order to tempt viewers with a tantalising morsel of the upcoming series.However, the move has backfired, with many people saying the picture looks lacklustre and the line-up is strange. Some have even gone so far as to comment that it looks like a parody of the real thing. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. @BritishBakeOff this is worse than trump being president— Leah ✨ (@Leahh1411) April 13, 2017 @BritishBakeOff @TheMightyBoosh @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 This is like remarried parents at your wedding, tryin’ to make it ok— Natalie Trott (@redlibertine) April 13, 2017 Others simply used a picture of Mary Berry to express their disgust Viewers think it is a ‘parody of the real Bake Off’ @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 It really is the oddest line-up. Were the production team drunk on cake when casting?— Ian Fry (@Ian_Fry) April 13, 2017 @BritishBakeOff @sanditoksvig @noelfielding11 This is the biggest down grade I’ve ever seen— Emily (@Chickagleek) April 13, 2017last_img read more

Live Manchester attack Detectives hunt terror network

first_imgLBC and Katie Hopkins have agreed that Katie will leave LBC effective immediately.— LBC (@LBC) May 26, 2017 Here’s more from our Crime Correspondent Martin Evans on what we know about the bomb used by Salman Abedi – and the fears of a second device:Abedi arrived back in Manchester from Libya on Thursday, travelling via Istanbul and Dusseldorf. The following day he visited the Arndale shopping centre in Manchester, where he was caught on CCTV buying a Karrimor rucksack.It is believed he then spent the weekend putting together the main components of the device, including the detonator.On Monday he then travelled the three miles from his home in Elsmore Road in the Fallowfield district to a rented apartment in Granby Row on the edge of Manchester’s Gay Village.The building was raided by special forces at lunchtime on Wednesdayand specialist forensics teams and bomb squad operatives were still at the building on Thursday.Sources believe Abedi may have used the £75 a night apartment to put all the components of the device together, before heading off late on Monday evening to make his way to the Manchester Arena where he killed 22 people.The use of two addresses to assemble the device was a tactic used by the 7/7 bombers who also spent months learning how to build a bomb at a training camp in Pakistan.Former Metropolitan Police officer, David Videcette, who helped investigate the tube bombings said it was likely Abedi had spent many months abroad practising how to assemble a device before returning to the UK.He said: “This is not something you can just put together by reading a book or watching a YouTube video. He will have spent time at a camp somewhere, possibly in Libya, being shown how to do it. “But once you have the skills and the materials, assembling the device itself can be done fairly quickly.”Click here for more. Amber Rudd failed to convince audience member that 20,000 fewer police has no bearing on terrorism #BBCQT #GE2017 pic.twitter.com/M7yVOlgp6R— Scott Nelson (@SocialistVoice) May 25, 2017 West Indian-born Byron Gibbs, 79, who has run Gibbs Hardware for the past 33 years, said that the shop next door had opened about 12 months ago.He said a number of men appeared to work there but had never come into his shop to buy anything.He said: “I never go there to talk to them, I don’t have my hair cut there. Everyone round here has noticed that the shop has not opened since Monday and they usually open every day, including Sundays.”Mr Gibbs said he had recognised the face of suicide bomber Abedi from the television. Possible detonator located in suspect’s left hand Manchester bomb  1:51PMGreat City Games and Great Manchester run to go ahead despite terror threat Salman Abedi Boris Johnson greets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outside Carlton Gardens in London on Friday morning 4:32PMMassive security review for Bank Holiday weekend A detective removes items from a barbers shop in Moss Side The 22 Manchester attack victims – including seven children Speaking on his first official visit to the UK, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US took “full responsibility” for and “regrets” the leaking of information from the Manchester bombing.A row erupted between the US and British authorities after a host of sensitive information, including photographs from the scene of the attack, was leaked to American news outlets in the wake of Monday’s attack.Mr Tillerson said: “This special relationship that exists between our two countries will certainly withstand this particular unfortunate event.” 3:07PM#ForManchester posters at Manchester Central Park Mosque Hopkins hosted a weekly show every Sunday on the station. 5:16PMSix elements in investigation Assistant Commissioner Rowley outlined a number of strands of the investigation into the attack:Finances – Officers are mounting a large-scale financial investigation, with Mr Rowley saying: “We are interested in equipment people have bought bearing in mind a bomb was constructed.” Communications – Police are looking back at communications and working closely with technology firms. Exhibits – Investigators have seized large volumes of material during searches of a number of properties and expect to amass hundreds of electronic devices.CCTV – Police are trawling through footage on local cameras to establish movements and patterns of activity in the lead up to the attack. Witnesses – Officers are working to “triage” hundreds of statements from those caught up in the bombing. International inquiries – Detectives are probing links to Libya as well as liaising with counterparts across Europe and elsewhere. 10:27AMEight suspects held in Manchester bomb probe as young as 18 Friday Prayers at Manchester Central Park Mosque An Islamist jihadist then stabbed a police officer and his wife in a Paris suburb in front of their son. The killer explicitly claimed in a live broadcast of the murder that he was responding to Adnani’s call.Later that month, three Isil suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up at Istanbul’s main airport, killing 45 and wounding more than 250.The final global body count after the month-long rampage was 421 dead and 729 wounded.Hitting multiple targets in many different countries is designed to send the message that no person on earth is safe or can be protected from terrorism. Cameras aloft, tourists crowd around The Mall Friday Prayers at Manchester Central Park MosqueCredit:OLI SCARFF/AFP People stand next to flowers for the victims of Monday’s bombing at St Ann’s SquareCredit:Emilio Morenatti/AP More from Assistant Commissioner Rowley:”Having made enormous progress and made some significant arrests and had some significant finds, there still remain important lines of inquiry for us to pursue.”We’ve got to try to understand everything we can about the dead terrorist, his associates.”We need to understand the whole network and how they acquired and built the bomb that exploded on Monday night.”It’s going to take a little more time to close down those gaps in our understanding.”We are working as fast as we can do because everyone wants answers to this.””We’ve got a lot of the risk contained but we still have some uncertainty.”As we chase down those lines of inquiry we will keep this strong policing presence.”We need to grow our confidence that we have got every component of the network and we have got as full an understanding as possible about how the device was constructed and whether there’s any remaining risk.”Clearly we haven’t covered all the territory we want to but we have covered a large part of it.”Our confidence has been increasing over recent days but there’s still more to do to get to the degree of confidence we want.” 1:56PMExtra police at Scottish Cup Final in Glasgow Cameras aloft, tourists crowd around The MallCredit:John Stillwell/PA Andrew Neil’s done it again. After stirring speeches following the Westminster and Paris attacks, Andrew Neil’s monologue on This Week concerning the Manchester terror attack has been praised online.The BBC presenter called for a “national conversation”, saying that the “time for rhetoric is over” in his latest, stirring monologue. In the years leading up to Monday’s attack, it was said Abedi was known to security services, but his risk to the public remained “subject to review” and MI5 considered him a “former subject of interest”, a Whitehall source said.Police hunting the “network” behind his attack said they had made “significant” arrests and seized “very important” items in raids.Emergency services on the night and aftermath of the Manchester attack were criticised by the widower of one victim, who accused them of leaving families in the dark.Steve Howe, whose wife Alison, 45, died as she was waiting to collect their daughter from the concert, told Channel 4 News: “I gave them all the details, all the information from security in the arena, no-one has rang us… I was so frustrated.” 1:20PMTillerson: The special relationship will withstand Manchester leaks 9:06AMEnd of control orders to monitor terror suspects a ‘grave mistake’ There are road closures in place ahead of the @Great_Run on Sunday. Check our travel advice & plan ahead: https://t.co/eCXm4cskMs pic.twitter.com/X0QGnBD3mm— TfGM (@OfficialTfGM) May 26, 2017 He said: “I have seen him a few times just walking past in the street. I don’t know if he used this barbershop or he is involved with anyone there.”We’re all shocked around here about what happened on Monday and how close we are to all this. You don’t know who these people are.”Earlier, Greater Manchester Police said they were searching a property in Moss Side in connection with Monday’s attack and had also arrested a man in the area.A spokesman said: “The search is being carried out at a separate property to the address where a man was arrested earlier this morning.” The half marathon and 10km events will take place in Manchester city centre on Sunday 28 May. Mark Rowley, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer, confirmed British chiefs had “received fresh assurances” from their overseas counterparts that they could be trusted with confidential material.Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she expected the “critical” assessment of the terror threat – suggesting a fresh attack may be imminent – to remain in place in the coming days.Ms Rudd told BBC1’s Question Time: “During this period of ‘critical’, which we hope will only last for a few days – it could be longer, it will depend on the operation – we’ve pulled out additional support from the Army so we can go about our normal life.” People stand next to flowers for the victims of Monday's bombing at St Ann's Square The “I Love MCR” signs have been popping up at sites across Manchester. Here they are seen adorning a pillar as worshippers attend Friday Prayers at Manchester Central Park Mosque. 2:52PMTwenty-three Manchester victims remain critically ill Ben Wallace, the Security MinisterCredit:JULIAN SIMMONDS for The Telegraph Boris Liam Gallagher has announced his first ever solo gig in Manchester – with all profits to be donated to the families of the terror attack victims.The former Oasis singer announced the string of solo shows on his Twitter account, with tickets available from 9am on Friday morning. Tourists watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace on FridayCredit:John Stillwell/PA 5:14PM’A lot of the risk contained, but still some uncertainty’ Armed officers on board a Virgin train as British Transport Police with weapons begin patrolling the railway networkCredit: Yui Mok/PA Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi Amir Khan, the boxer, is among those who travelled to Manchester today to leave floral tributes to the victims under the watch of armed police officers.Manchester Cathedral, within the cordon since Monday evening, reopened on Thursday and is offering visitors the chance to sign a book of condolence and light a candle in memory of those who died. After yesterday’s transatlantic row over Manchester security leaks in America, US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is making his first official visit to the UK today for talks with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from 11am.The Foreign Office said the visit was “an expression of UK-US solidarity” following the terrorist attack in ManchesterThe pair will write messages of condolence for the victims and hold talks on a range of foreign policy issues.However, the visit will be seen as an attempt to repair the rift that opened up over the intelligence leaks. Boris Johnson (L) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attend a joint press conference Enhanced policing and security will also be in place for Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park in Glasgow.Police Scotland are asking ticket holders for the match between Celtic and Aberdeen to arrive early to allow for checks, and to not take bags into the stadium.Superintendent Mark Hargreaves, match commander for the event, said: “Whilst I understand that some people may be inconvenienced by the increased security, public safety is our priority and I am sure everyone in Scotland will co-operate with us and support this.”There is no specific threat against Scotland, or the Scottish Cup Final; however, people should remain calm but vigilant and report anything suspicious to police.” Possible detonator of Manchester bomb in a picture released as part of US leaks Manchester is hosting the Great City Games and Great Manchester run this weekend, putting pressure on the local police force.Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “There are no military personnel patrolling Manchester but we are therefore able to receive additional armed policing support because of this plan.”We are using this to help in our efforts enable the Manchester Games and Manchester 10k to go ahead.”We are working with event organisers and Manchester City Council to review and enhance our safety and security.”The athletics event will go ahead as planned on Friday afternoon and evening. Events start from 4.45pm and run until 7.20pm. St HelensGreater Manchester Police said officers have been carrying out searches at an address in the St Helens area of Merseyside this morning.A spokesman said: “These searches are connected to Monday’s attack on the Manchester Arena, but this is a fast moving investigation and we are keeping an open mind at this stage.”Moss SideOfficers are also searching an address at a property in Moss Side in connection with the attack on the Manchester Arena on Monday.The search is being carried out at a separate property to the address where a man was arrested earlier this morning.A police spokesman said: “As it stands ten people in total have been arrested in connection with the investigation, of which a man and a woman have since been released without charge. Eight men remain in custody for questioning.” Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley discloses that police have reviewed security at more than 1,300 events around the country ahead of the bank holiday weekend.But he issued a message of reassurance to the public.”Go out as you planned. Enjoy yourselves and be reassured by the greater policing presence you will see.”We can’t let the terrorists win by dissuading us from going about our normal business.” Tickets on sale fill your boots https://t.co/4oUcxr4p6e LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 26, 2017 Meanwhile, Merseyside Police said a search of a property – believed to be leased to a pizza takeaway – in St Helens is complete.A spokesman said: “This phase of the operation is still in its infancy. There is currently no specific threat to Merseyside.” Superintendent Louise Harrison said:”I understand that this kind of activity can cause concern for people living in nearby communities and would like to thank them for their understanding and patience.  “As a result of today’s operation, Merseyside Police is working very closely with community groups, community leaders, partner agencies and individuals to make sure concerns are addressed and that we provide the best possible service to local people.  “Over the coming days and weeks we will be continuing to work with our local communities to address any concerns they may have. We always need the public’s help to defeat terrorism by being extra vigilant and letting us know of any suspicious behaviour or activity.”“Terrorists want to create discord in our communities, but Merseyside has a long history of our communities living and working together. This is a time for us all to work closely together and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to divide us.  “Public safety is the paramount concern for the police and will continue to be our top priority and we have a duty to act and protect the public. We cannot be complacent and cannot take chances in situations such as this and police and the security services must act on information received.”  7:46AMWhere the new searches are taking place Boris Johnson and Rex Tillerson attend a joint press conferenceCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP 9:00AMPictures: Police raid barbershop after smashing open shutters 9:14AMJeremy Corbyn condemned over ‘crass’ speech linking UK military action to terrorism At last! The pair shake hands outside Carlton Gardens 12-volt battery that was possible power source Manchester bomb 9:34AMLiam Gallagher announces first ever solo gig to raise funds for Manchester attack appeal 5:37PMRise in local hate crime since attack A relative of the 22-year-old said he had felt increasing frustration at his treatment in the UK, heightened after a friend was fatally knifed in what he perceived to be a religious hate crime.She added that the British-born bomber began referring to others in the country as “infidels” who were “unjust to Arabs”.Libyan authorities, who are questioning Abedi’s parents and siblings, claimed he made a final phone call to his mother on the eve of the attack, in which he said: “Forgive me.”Music fans were targeted at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in the worst terrorist attack on British soil since the July 7 bombing in London in 2005.As Abedi’s route to mass murder continued to be probed:Downing Street announced the Government’s emergency Cobra committee will meet in Whitehall on Friday morning to discuss the latest developments, chaired by the Home Secretary.Officers also carried out searches at properties in Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton. A bomb disposal unit returned to the Wigan address on Thursday night so experts could examine “potentially suspicious items”.British investigative efforts remained focused on smashing the potential terror ring which may have assisted Abedi, despite the belief of Libyan authorities that he acted alone.Twenty-three people remained in critical care across eight hospitals. They included five children at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.British Transport Police announced that specialist firearms officers are to patrol on trains nationwide for the first time.NHS England warned health organisations to “ensure care is in place should it be needed” as Britain remained on high alert in the run-up to the bank holiday weekend.A man and a woman arrested as part of the probe were released without charge.At the Nato summit in Brussels, Theresa May confronted Donald Trump with her concerns about security lapses which allowed crucial evidence to be handed to US journalists by his officials.He vowed to investigate, calling the leaks “deeply troubling” and warning the sources of the security lapse could be prosecuted. 11:52AM Jeremy Corbyn: It’s not unpatriotic to question British foreign wars after Manchester attack Scene of the Pulse nightclub attack in OrlandoCredit:Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP 2:25PMChanging of the Guard attracts crowds again after it is halted due to Manchester bombing A police officer stands outside a barber's shop in Moss Side which was raided by officers in Manchester Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. 12:46PMIsil calls for more attacks on West at start of Ramadan A police officer outside a barber’s shop in Moss Side that was raided by officers in ManchesterCredit:DARREN STAPLES/Reuters A spike in hate crime has hit Manchester in the wake of Monday’s suicide bombing, Greater Manchester Police say.A total of 56 hate crimes were recorded by the force on Wednesday, a significant rise on the 28 reported on Monday.Chief constable  Ian Hopkins said: “Whilst we can’t directly link this to the events of Monday night, we are continuing to monitor the situation and support our communities.””Manchester has come together this week, the public has seen that, they have seen that compassion.”But it is important that we continue to stand together here, in Greater Manchester.”Particularly standing together against some of the hateful views that we have seen from a very small minority of the community that have no place here in Greater Manchester.”He added: “I have sent a personal message out to all the faith leaders and places of worship today and have thanked them for the support they have shown and stressed that hate crime will not be tolerated.” It comes amid fears the attacker might have built a second device that is now in the hands of fellow jihadists.Security sources now believe he assembled the bomb himself after learning his trade in Libya. But the amount of material in his home has led to fears that he could have built more than one device and and distributed them to other British-based extremists.A security source told the Telegraph: “The worry is there was enough to build two or three bombs and we can’t rule that out.” Boris Johnson is left scratching his head as he waits for Rex TillersonCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP Tourists watch the start of the Changing the Guard ceremony 8:00AMRex Tillerson visiting UK in bid to repair intelligence rift It is now believed that Salman Abedi built the bomb himselfCredit:AP  The Foreign Secretary was pictured killing time for the US Secretary of StateCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP Boris Johnson greets US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outside Carlton Gardens in London on Friday morningCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP Greater Manchester Police have provided the first full breakdown of the arrests made in the huge investigation to establish whether there was a “network” behind Salman Abedi’s suicide attack.Counter-terror detectives have revealed eight suspects aged between 18 and 38 are in custody in connection with the Manchester bombing.In total 10 individuals were detained between Tuesday and Friday. All were held “on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act”.A 16-year-old boy arrested in Withington on Thursday and a 34-year-old woman arrested In Blackley on Wednesday have been released without charge. Armed British Transport Police Specialist Operations officers on board a Virgin train to Birmingham New Street at Euston  Ben Wallace, the Security Minister Jeremy Corbyn has denied he is being unpatriotic by claiming that the deployment of British troops overseas is linked to the suicide bombing of a pop concert in Manchester, reports Christopher Hope and Laura Hughes. Najma Khalid came to lay flowers with members of the Women’s Chai Project.She said: “We just want to stand together and tell Manchester we love them and we are praying for the victims. This is not going to divide us. Life carries on and we’re standing united.”  Chief Superintendent Jon Williams, from the Metropolitan Police, said:”We are working closely with both the Football Association (FA) and Wembley to ensure this weekend’s iconic football matches pass off without incident. “Together we have a long history of delivering safe and secure major sporting events. The focus is the safety and security of fans. “Anyone coming to the FA Cup Final or the other play off matches over the weekend will see an increase in police numbers in and around the stadium.“This will include extra armed officers on foot patrol around the environs of the Stadium, and the deployment of police armoured vehicles to support road closures.“At Twickenham rugby fans will see more armed officers on foot around the stadium.“If you have a ticket for any of the matches please help us out. Arrive earlier as there will be additional security and entry searches which may take a bit longer than fans are used to.“Our operations will include a range of highly visible but also covert and discrete tactics and this will run far beyond the final whistle and away from specific stadia. This will also apply right throughout the transport network.” Meanwhile, with the General Election campaign due to resume on Friday, Jeremy Corbyn has signalled his intention to bring the issue of terrorism into the political arena.The Labour leader is expected to make a veiled attack on the Conservatives for underfunding the police service at a time of heightened threat, while linking Britain’s overseas military campaigns with terrorism at home.On Thursday, UK police resumed “working closely” with US authorities on the probe after a tense showdown between the allies over leaked intelligence.With Britain on critical alert, a huge operation is under way to dismantle a suspected “network” linked to suicide Abedi, who killed 22 people – seven of them under 18. The owner of a shop next door to a barbershop raided by armed police overnight in Moss Side said the premises involved has not opened since Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena.It is understood that an armed response unit arrived at the Fade Away shop in Princess Road in the early hours of Friday and that the shutter to the barbershop was cut open at about 5.15am to gain access to the front door.A cordon was then placed around the building at 6am and stretched to an adjoining chemist, cafe and upstairs flats. The cordon was lifted at 10.40am.A marked police van is parked outside the store next to a bus stop with a number of uniformed officers guarding the cordon. Jeremy Corbyn delivers his speech on Friday morningCredit:Jonathan Brady/PA 9:58AM’The time for rhetoric is over’: BBC’s Andrew Neil demands action Islamic State has called on its followers to rise up in an “all-out war” on “infidels” in the West. Saturday marks the start of a 30-day period of fasting and reflection in the Islamic world, which has in recent years seen a large increase in terror attacks.As detectives revealed the youngest man in custody over the Manchester attack is 18, early-hours searches were on Friday launched at a Manchester barbershop and a takeaway on Merseyside.Officers who earlier raided terrorist Salman Abedi’s home discovered a working bomb factory with a huge stash of explosive chemicals and other components. 11:37AMRex Tillerson meets Boris Johnson… after keeping him waiting Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of the fallout for the Manchester Arena bombing.We’ve been hearing overnight that counter-terror police have carried out new raids in connection with the attack, searching addresses in Manchester and Merseyside.One man was arrested in the Moss Side area of Manchester in the early hours of Friday morning and detectives searched a property in St Helens.Eight men are in custody in connection with Monday’s atrocity, with police and security agencies working at pace amid fears of further attacks. 12:30PMTerror threat level to remain at critical amid ‘live’ police operation 10:45AMMore details of those arrested released by police Latest update pic.twitter.com/cQ7F69tVRX— G M Police (@gmpolice) May 26, 2017 Here’s Boris Johnson meeting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson a few moments ago.The pair are holding talks after a tense showdown between the US and British authorities over leaked Manchester intelligence.After Theresa May warned the transatlantic row risked hampering the “special relationship” between the UK and America, it was announced Mr Tillerson would make his first official trip to Britain. Meanwhile, with the General Election campaign resuming, Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion that Britain’s involvement in military action abroad is linked to the Manchester attack has been condemned as “twisted reasoning” by the Security Minister. 10:18AMKatie Hopkins to leave LBC after calling for ‘final solution’ over Manchester attack Speaking after chairing a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee, Home Secretary Amber Rudd disclosed that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre has assessed that the terror threat level should remain at critical while the “live” police operation continues.The rating was raised to critical, the highest level, for the first time in a decade in the wake of the Manchester outrage. It indicates that an attack may be imminent. 11:08AMMore armed police at Wembley and Twickenham this weekend Flowers for the victims of Monday’s bombing at St Ann’s Square in central ManchesterCredit:Emilio Morenatti/Ap We stand with the UK. We know this kind of attacks. We will do everything we can to increase cooperation against terrorism. @theresa_may pic.twitter.com/gfeTmisK9Q— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 26, 2017 Katie Hopkins, the controversial broadcaster, and LBC “have agreed” that she will leave the radio station “immediately”.They have parted company in the same week that she called for a “final solution” following the Manchester attack. 9:36AM’We stand with the UK’: Emmanuel Macron offers support to Theresa May France will  to “do everything we can” to help Britain fight terror, President Emmanuel Macron has told Theresa May as he met her at the G7 summit this morning. A former independent terror watchdog has said it was a “grave mistake” to abolish control orders to monitor terrorism suspects.Lord Carlile said the sweeping powers “may have saved dozens of lives” between 2005 and 2011.The independent peer and top QC also urged Theresa May to use their replacements “to their full effect now”, with just a handful of people currently subject to terrorism prevention and investigation measures (TPIMs).Control orders restricted the freedom of terrorism suspects and could be used to force people to move or restrict their use of phones and computers.But they were abolished by the coalition government in 2012 amid concerns over their impact on civil liberties. Lord Carlile told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme:”In my view control orders worked very well in the period between 2005 and 2011. Although they were criticised for breaching civil liberties, in fact they were upheld by the courts, every control order was subject to automatic review by senior judges.”Fifty-three people were placed on control orders, 23 of them with relocation requirements and restrictions on their use of the internet and so on.”I believe that may have saved dozens of lives and my view is that it was a grave mistake by the coalition government to remove control orders and to produce something more dilute. I do wish at least that TPIMs would be used to their full effect now.”TPIMs place restrictions on those suspected of being involved in terrorism, but where there is not enough evidence to charge or deport them.Just seven people are subject to TPIMs at the moment, Lord Carlile said, adding that they were “better than nothing”.Lord Carlile was previously a Liberal Democrat peer but quit the party given its stance on security issues. At a bilateral meeting with new French President, Mrs May thanked him for the solidarity shown by the French following the Manchester attack.”Of course France itself knows what it is like to suffer from terrorist attacks. And these incidents show us why it is so important for us to work together in defeating terrorism,” she said. Meanwhile, it is has emerged that police fear the Manchester bomber might have built a second device that is now in the hands of fellow jihadists.Officers who raided the home of Salman Abedi discovered a working bomb factory with a huge stash of explosive chemicals and other components.Security sources now believe that Abedi assembled the bomb himself after learning his trade in Libya.But the amount of material in his home has led to fears that he could have built more than one device and and distributed them to other British-based extremists. Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech Hundreds of tourists have watched the Changing of the Guard ceremonies at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.The popular events were cancelled on Wednesday in the wake of the Manchester attack to allow police officers, who would have been controlling road closures, to be re-deployed.But a Ministry of Defence spokeswoman said the colourful spectacles, that attract large crowds to the Queen’s official London home and her Berkshire castle, would go ahead as scheduled.In bright summer sunshine, visitors to the capital watched as F Company the Scots Guards marched to replace the Buckingham Palace old guard of the Queen’s Colour Squadron, RAF. 2:41PMAmir Khan leaves floral tributes to Manchester victims  Remnants of a backpack used to carry the Manchester bomb  Danielle Anderson, 36, who came to lay flowers with sister Simone Anderson, 32, said the city seemed busier on Friday than it was earlier in the week.She said: “We came to town yesterday and it was the weirdest atmosphere, nobody was talking, everybody looked sad and everybody was quiet. It didn’t feel right.”Today it does feel different, it’s a lot busier. Yesterday, you could hear a pin drop.” NHS England have given an update on the condition of those injured in the Manchester attack.A total of 66 people are now being treated across eight hospitals, including 23 patients in critical care, after Monday’s attack. A detective removes items from a barbers shop in Moss SideCredit:Christopher Furlong/Getty in the Withington area overnight Morning – on way to Manchester to pay my respects to the Victims of Manchester 🙏❤️— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 26, 2017 Police raided a house in the Withington area Credit:David Rose for The Telegraph flowers for the victims of Monday's bombing at St Ann's Square in central Manchester A police cordon is in place around the Fade Away barbershop in Princess Road, Moss Side, after a police raid early today.The shutters were down on the shop but part of it appeared to have been smashed open to gain access to the front door. A cordon was then placed around the building at 6am, which stretches to an adjoining chemist, cafe and upstairs flats.A marked police van is parked outside the store next to a bus stop with a number of officers guarding the cordon. At last! The pair shake hands outside Carlton GardensCredit:ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP 8:13AMWhat do we know about the bomb used in the Manchester attack Police officers tie up cordon tape outside a barber's shop Police today revealed that the eight men in custody “on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act” in connection with Monday’s atrocity, which killed 22 people – including seven children – are aged between 18 and 38. 7:17AMRecap: Everything you need to know on Friday morning ‘Large part of network’ linked to bombing held, police sayFresh raids on Manchester barbershop and takeawayPolice reveal eight men as young as 18 held in custodyIsil calls on followers to rise up in ‘war’ on infidels in WestOfficers fear bomber could have distributed other devicesCorbyn speech linking UK wars to attack declared ‘crass’Rex Tillerson visits UK for talks after security leaks angerSalman Abedi: Who is uni dropout who turned to terror?The victims: Seven children among 22 people killedEverything we know about attack at Ariana Grande gig British police have resumed “working closely” with US authorities on the probe after a tense showdown between the allies over leaked intelligence.After Theresa May warned the transatlantic row risked hampering the “special relationship” between the UK and America, US Secretary of State is making his first official trip to Britain today.With Britain on critical alert, stay with us for the latest updates today amid the huge operation to dismantle a suspected “network” linked to Abedi. The money raised from the Manchester show, at the O2 Ritz on May 30, will be donated to the Manchester Evening News’ British Red Cross appeal, which was set up to help relatives of those affected by the tragedy.Speaking to the paper about his decision, he said: “I just knew I had to. I’m not in it for the money. The gig was going to happen anyway and we all have to do what we can. I want to try and help pick people up. People like me, doing what we do, it’s our duty to give people a good time.”Click here for more details. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I’m sitting here in Manchester, a place where 21 years ago the IRA detonated a bomb that injured 212 people.“That was the last terrorist act in Manchester. They are all terrorists. We have to be unequivocal that no amount of excuses, no amount of twisted reasoning about a foreign policy here or a foreign policy there can be an excuse.“The reality is these people hate our values. You only have to look at their propaganda to realise.” A police officer is reflected in the window of a barber's shop in Moss Side as plain clothes officers search inside in Manchester 12-volt battery that was a possible power source of the Manchester bomb Jeremy Corbyn’s suggestion that Britain’s involvement in military action abroad is linked to terror attacks like the Manchester suicide bomb has been condemned as “twisted reasoning” by the Government’s Security Minister.Mr Corbyn will deliver a speech in London this morning in which he will point to “the connections between wars the Government has supported or fought in other countries and terrorism here at home”.But Ben Wallace said the timing of Mr Corbyn’s speech is “appalling” and “crass” as he rejected the idea that there is a link between UK foreign policy and terror. The 22 Manchester victims In St Ann’s Square, boxer Khan said: “I just wanted to come here and show my respects.”Obviously it’s a very sad time for Manchester. I have to say, the people of Manchester are very brave and we all have to stick together and get through things like this.”I believe in the people of Manchester, they’re very strong and we just have to all stick together.”I’ve come here to show my respects and I can’t believe the amount of people I have met here who are here for the same reason as me, showing their respects and laying flowers down.” Salman Abedi, pictured left putting his bins out and right in CCTV footage shortly before the attack, is now thought to have assembled the bomb himself after learning his trade in Libya Police officers tie up cordon tape outside the barber’s shopCredit:DARREN STAPLES/Reuters Salman Abedi The developments followed a fraught day in which Greater Manchester Police severed intelligence-sharing ties with the US due to evidence being repeatedly passed to journalists without permission.”While we do not usually comment on information-sharing arrangements with international law enforcement organisations, we want to emphasise that, having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our key partners around the world including all those in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance,” Mr Rowley said.Abedi, who was known to security services for his radical views, was said to have been in close contact with family members moments before slaughtering concert-goers on Monday.  Tourists watch the Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace in London With two big sporting events tomorrow, sports fans can expect to see more armed police on patrol.The Metropolitan Police said extra officers will be on duty for the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday and the Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham. Fresh raids were carried earlier today as security services brace for more attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning tomorrow. European security services are bracing for more attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan beginning tomorrow, after Islamic State called on its followers to rise up in an “all-out war” on “infidels” in the West, reports Middle East Correspondent Josie Ensor in Beirut.Saturday marks the start of a 30-day period of fasting and reflection in the Islamic world, which has in recent years seen a large uptick in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) terror attacks.“Muslim brothers in Europe who can’t reach the Islamic State lands, attack them in their homes, their markets, their roads and their forums,” the jihadist group said in a message entitled Where are the lions of war? and published on YouTube.Defending themselves after the suicide attack on Manchester Arena, which left 22 mostly children and teenagers dead, the group said: “Do not despise the work. Your targeting of the so-called innocents and civilians is beloved by us and the most effective, so go forth and may you get a great reward or martyrdom in Ramadan.”Last year, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the late Isil spokesman, issued a call to arms to followers to carry out lone wolf attacks during the holy month. It was the bloodiest Ramadan month on record.Isil took credit for a lone jihadist gunman, an Afghan American who perpetrated America’s deadliest mass shooting in history and worst terrorism on US soil since 9/11 during early morning hours of June 12 at an Orlando gay nightclub, killing 49 and wounding 53. Remnants of backpack Manchester bomb  Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando  But, as these pictures show, he kept Mr Johnson waiting… The Foreign Secretary was pictured killing time for the US Secretary of State 11:05AMBarbershop raided by police ‘has not opened since Arena bombing’ Detectives have made “immense” progress in the investigation into the Manchester bombing and are confident they have arrested some “key players”, Britain’s top counter-terror officer has said.Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said police have made “significant” arrests and “finds” and have got hold of a “large part of the network” being sought over the atrocity.Mr Rowley said: “They are very significant, these arrests.”We are very happy we’ve got our hands around some of the key players that we are concerned about but there’s still a little bit more to do.” Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi The spokeswoman said a rehearsal for Trooping the Colour – also known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade – which was due to be held today had been moved to next Wednesday.She said: “This decision has been taken by General Officer Commanding London District as preparations were ahead of schedule.”We take these rehearsals for Queen’s Birthday Parade very seriously to ensure we are able to equal and even exceed the standards of excellence expected for this important and high-profile annual event.”In January, it was confirmed Changing the Guard was switching to fixed days in the autumn and winter after security was stepped up in the wake of the Berlin terror attack. Tourists gather for the Changing the Guard ceremonyCredit:John Stillwell/PA A police officer is reflected in the window of a barber’s shop in Moss Side as plain clothes officers search insideCredit:DARREN STAPLES/Reuters The Labour leader said in a speech this morning:“We cannot carry on as though nothing happened in Manchester this week. “So, let the quality of our debate, over the next fortnight, be worthy of the country we are proud to defend. “Let’s have our arguments without impugning anyone’s patriotism and without diluting the unity with which we stand against terror.” Mr Corbyn also said that as Prime Minister he would only deploy British troops in the world’s trouble sports when he knows that the outcome will “deliver lasting peace”.Click here for more details.last_img read more

Defibrillator drones to boost cardiac arrest survival

first_imgGood Samaritans can be instructed how to use the defibrillator down the phoneCredit:Andreas Calesson Defibrillators have been increasingly installed in public places in recent years, however many members of the public do not think to look for one in an emergency.Certified by the Swedish Transportation Agency, the drones used in the trial were equipped with a global positioning system, a high-definition camera and communicated via the 3G network. Defibrillator-carrying drones promise to dramatically boost survival rates for people suffering cardiac arrest after a new study found they could reach patients four times faster than an ambulance.The fully automated eight-rota machines can fly, unimpeded by traffic at up to 50mph and deliver an easy-to-use heart-starting kit to critically ill patients.The technology should enable more NHS emergency units to meet the eight-minute response target for the most urgent cases, which has slipped badly in recent years. “Saving 16 minutes is likely to be clinically important,” the researchers wrote.”None the less, further test flights, technological development, and evaluation of integration with dispatch centers and aviation administrators are needed.”The proportion of the most critical cases responded to by NHS paramedics within eight minutes has gone down from just below 80 per cent in 2011 to 65 per cent last year, according to Health Foundation research. Defibrillator drone There was an overall median reduction in response time of 16 minutes.Developers hope that bystanders will be easily able to attach the defibrillator pads to the patient’s chest, while being talked through the procedure by paramedics on the phone or even through a microphone-speaker system installed on the drone. Research indicates that for every minute that passes between a person collapsing due to cardiac arrest and defibrillation, the chances of survival decrease by 10 per cent.In the trial, run by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, drones responded to 18 simulated cardiac arrests within a six-mile radius of their base, beating the ambulance every time.The machines were airborne within three seconds of being allocated to a new patient and took an average of five minutes and 21 seconds to reach their destination, compared with 22 minutes for the ambulance. NHS ambulance Ambulance response times have dropped in recent yearsCredit:EPA Saving 16 minutes is likely to be clinically importantResearch team Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Jerseys house of horrors childrens home should be demolished abuse inquiry report

first_imgThen in 2013, the States Assembly agreed terms of reference for a public inquiry to carry out a wide-ranging investigation into the historical abuse in Jersey. The most notorious of them was Haut de la Garenne, dubbed “the house of horrors”, where hundreds of crimes were carried out over decades before it was shut in the 1980s. Paedophile Jimmy Savile was implicated in the home’s shady past, with an allegation received by police in 2008 that an indecent assault occurred there in the 1970s. But it was decided there was insufficient evidence to proceed.The States of Jersey asked the inquiry to probe the abuse and mistreatment of youngsters placed in children’s homes and in foster care on the island from the Second World War.In December 2010, the island’s chief minister Terry Le Sueur issued a formal apology to all victims who suffered in the states’ residential care system.The apology followed the end of an investigation by the States of Jersey Police, codenamed Operation Rectangle, into historical child sexual, emotional and physical abuse in institutions.The probe reported 553 alleged offences between September 2007 and December 2010 – and most, 315, were reported to have been committed at the Haut de la Garenne.Police identified 151 named offenders and 192 victims but just eight people were prosecuted for 145 offences, with seven convictions. Four of them related to Haut de la Garenne.The probe left the reputation of the island’s police tarnished with claims of murders at Haut de la Garenne made in 2008 later discredited after a piece of “skull” was found to be coconut and what had been called “punishment rooms” where children were tortured were found to be too small for an adult to stand up in. The notorious Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey should be demolished, a long-awaited report into abuse and mistreatment of youngsters on the island has recommended.In its final report the inquiry, chaired by Frances Oldham QC, said the buildings were “a reminder of an unhappy past or shameful history for many people”. It added that “consideration [should] be given as to how the buildings can be demolished and that any youth or outdoor activity or services for children located on the site should be in modern buildings bearing no resemblance to what went before”. The report found that the care system on the island had been dogged by long-running failings caused by “state indifference” and a failure to keep up with modern social care practice. There was “an absence of political and professional will to set or monitor standards of care”, it said, and the island’s care homes did not develop the standards which were widespread in the rest of the world. Multiple children’s homes are criticised by the report, which found that some of them subjected children to an “abusive” regime which was devoid of affection and did not prioritise their wellbeing and happiness. The report concludes: “Unsuitable people who were appointed to management roles, often on the basis of local connections, lacked the leadership skills to manage and raise practice standards and had little up-to-date knowledge of child care theory and practice. Police forensics officers inside the former Haut de la Garenne children’s home in February 2008Credit:EDDIE MULHOLLAND for The Telegraph Police forensics officers inside the former Haut de la Garenne children's home in February 2008 Jane and Alan Maguire were charged with abusing children but police dropped the case in 1998 due to a lack of evidence.Another school, Les Chênes was “managed in a strict and physically dominant way”, it said. Child protection groups said recommendations including a new Commissioner for Children and Children’s Rights Officer, and an “empowered” inspectorate making regular inspections of children’s homes should be “implemented without delay”.The report also said that Jersey’s residency rules could be relaxed to make finding quality staff easier, and new legislation should be introduced to ensure that the island keeps up-to-date with neighbouring countries. An spokesman for the NSPCC said: “Appallingly children who spoke out about abuse were not listened to and those in authority failed to act as part of a culture of fear. Recommendations to improve Jersey’s care systems were not just missed but were ignored.”The inquiry was set up to establish what went wrong over many years in the care system on the island, which has been rocked by horrific revelations of sex abuse against children in care. It added that Mrs Maguire’s friendship with senior child care officer Brenda Chappell was “unprofessional” because it prevented proper scrutiny of the home.  Jimmy Savile was implicated in the shady past of Haut de la Garenne children’s homeCredit:Alex Maguire/REX/Shutterstock Police searching the former Haut de la Garenne children’s home in 2008Credit:EDDIE MULHOLLAND for The Telegraphcenter_img Jimmy Savile  The most notorious of the Jersey children’s homes was Haut de la Garenne, dubbed ‘the house of horrors’Credit:Anthony Devlin/PA Haut de la Garenne “As a result, ill-suited carers continued to look after children in unsuitable facilities, using outdated practices. The consequences for the children in their care were devastating and, in many instances, lifelong”.  There was also no way for children to report allegations of abuse until the 1990s, and many were too afraid to speak out, it said, and  a “patrician and hierarchical” society in which “children in care were marginalised” contributed to a culture of disbelief. Recommendations in multiple reports commissioned into what happened in the Jersey care system have been ignored, it added.In Jersey Home for Boys and Jersey Home for Girls, children were subject to a regime in the late 1950s that had been substantially unchanged since 1924. Children were subject to “cruel and degrading punishments” such as being “humiliated and beaten with nettles for bedwetting”, the report found.At one of the most notorious care homes, Blanche Pierre, children lived in an “oppressive and fearful” environment, and house parents Jane and Alan Maguire had an “inexcusable” approach to bedwetting which constituted “humiliating and degrading treatment”, it said.  Police searching the former Haut de la Garenne children's home Inquiry chair Frances Oldham QC promised a “robust and fearless” examination of what went wrong and to find answers for the victims.At a preliminary hearing in 2014, Ms Oldham said they would investigate what abuse took place, whether it was reported and what was done, and whether abuse was covered up.She also promised to review the actions of the police, the justice system, politicians and the various government agencies to consider how each responded to child abuse in Jersey.Three phases of hearings were held in public in St Helier between July 2014 and June 2016. 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British Airways sends out thousands of emails cancelling flights due to strike

Although three days of strikes have been planned, disruption is likely to affect at least five days  Although three days of strikes have been planned, disruption is likely to affect at least five days Credit: Steve Parsons/PA BA will also work with its partner airlines to schedule larger aircraft.Chief executive Alex Cruz said the pilots had been offered an “incredible, inflation-busting deal” which would take a captain’s pay to over £200,000 a year and they had been “very badly served” by their union.Bapla said: “Over recent years BA pilots have made sacrifice after sacrifice to assist the company such as taking a pay cut, productivity increases, closing the final salary pension scheme, giving up annual leave days, a new rostering system, and reducing flying pay.”In what is British Airways’ centenary year, this will be the very first time its pilots will go on strike. They do so as a last resort and with enormous frustration at the way the business is now being run.”Our ballot is valid until January, and more dates may be announced until such time as this matter is resolved.” British Airways was forced to apologise on Saturday after wrongly telling customers their flights were cancelled.It came after tens of thousands of holidaymakers’ plans were thrown into disarray when BA pilots confirmed they will strike for three days in September.The airline sent emails to some passengers with flights on non-strike days which advised them to rebook or get a refund.But it later emerged that the flights had not actually been cancelled and the emails had been sent due to an “error”.A BA spokesman said the company was “sorry for any confusion and inconvenience this has caused”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Passengers described the situation as a “complete mess” and complained they had unnecessarily spent extra money booking new flights.  Within hours of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) announcement BA sent out emails overnight warning flights on September 9, 10 and 27 would be hit by a “large number of delays and cancellations.” However, many flights scheduled for the days after the industrial action have also been cancelled because of the knock-on effect on crew staffing levels at the company. As a result the action could see disruption to services over at least five days.BA’s customer service lines were jammed on Saturday morning as travellers who awoke to the news of the strike tried to find alternative arrangements. The company’s Twitter feed was also inundated with messages from frustrated customers, with some complaining they would miss weddings and honeymoons.In a statement, the company said: “It is completely unacceptable that Balpa is destroying the plans of tens of thousands of our customers with this unjustifiable strike action.”Balpa said 93 per cent of members voted in favour of the action after rejecting a pay rise package of 11.5 per cent over three years.“A day of strike action will cost BA around £40 million,” the union said. “Three days will cost in the region of £120 million.”The gap between BA’s position and Balpa’s position is about £5 million.”Our proposal remains on the table should BA wish to reach agreement prior to strike action.”Customers began receiving emails that began: “We are very sorry to tell you that due to industrial action by British Airways’ pilots union, BALPA, your flight has been cancelled.”Peter Dempsey, 41, said his family could be forced to pay hundreds of pounds for alternative flights for a family wedding in Seville, southern Spain.”It’s the return that has completely screwed us up as we are flying back with our in-laws and we cannot move the dates,” said Mr Dempsey, who flies out on September 5 for his wife’s cousin’s wedding. “We have no option but to completely cancel both legs and rebook or they won’t give a refund.”He said himself and three others were booked on the return journey, on September 9, adding: “I’d estimate we will be about £200 out of pocket.”Not a massive amount but not everyone has that kind of money. God knows what it is costing others who have flights to America etc.”He said they spent £550 on their flights but to return on easyJet would cost £330, or to rebook with Ryanair roughly £200.Mr Dempsey described the service since the announcement as “shocking”, adding BA “clearly don’t have enough people to handle such a crisis”.Others complained about a four-week wait for refunds and said bookings on their flights were still listed for sale online.The airline added: “We will do everything we can to get as many people away on their journeys as possible.”However, it is likely that many of our customers will not be able to travel and we will be offering refunds and re-bookings for passengers book on cancelled flights.”It said flights with BA CityFlyer, Sun-Air and Comair were not affected and it was “exploring options to supplement our fleet by using aircraft and crew from other airlines”. read more

Shyam Nokta reelected President of the GMSA

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGMSA elects Shyam Nokta as new presidentApril 15, 2017In “Business”Eon Caesar is new GMSA PresidentApril 15, 2016In “Business”Measures critical to overall growth of manufacturing sector still outstanding- GMSA PresidentMarch 29, 2018In “Business” … as new Board of Directors electedIn keeping with its Articles of Association, the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association(GMSA), held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for fiscal year 2017-2018 on Thursday,March 28, 2018 where a new Board of Directors was elected.GMSA President Shyam NoktaThe Board held it’s first meeting on April 12, 2018 to elect the Executive for the period 2018-2019.Shyam Nokta the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Environmental Management Consultants, was re-elected, unopposed, as President of the GMSA.Ramsay Ali, CEO of Sterling Products Ltd. was re-elected 1st Vice President, Ramesh Dookhoo of Banks DIH Limited as 2nd Vice President and Ms Glenis Hodge of Tropical Shipping as the 3rd Vice President.The New GMSA Board of Directors Mr Nokta, in accepting the Board’s confidence for a second term as President, indicated that his main objective over the coming year will be to further expand the membership of theorganization.He indicated that an important area of focus will be facilitating the resolution ofissues affecting members. Principal among these are issues regarding the tax regime and access to markets for locally manufactured products.Nokta further indicated that emphasis will be placed on strengthening important sub-sector bodies covering agro-processing; services;chemical and pharmaceuticals; construction and engineering; forestry and wood products; fast foods; and minerals and related products.The newly re-elected President expressed his strong interest in seeing the GMSA strengthen strategic partnerships with other Business Support Organizations (BSOs) to position the business community to maximize opportunities from new and emerging sectors such as the imminent hydrocarbon industry.He emphasized initiatives undertaken by the GMSA in the last year, such as the Ministerial Round tables and UncappeD which have had success and which will continue in the next year.The GMSA has over 100 member companies covering the manufacturing and services sectors.The Board of Directors for this fiscal year 2018 – 2019 was also elected at the AGM.The Board includes such companies as Sterling Products Ltd., Banks DIH Ltd; Edward B Beharry Group;Swansea Associates and Brass, Aluminum and Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF).The new Board of Directors are listed bellow:President Environmental Management Consultants Mr. Shyam Nokta1st Vice President Sterling Products Ltd. Mr. Ramsey Ali2nd Vice President Banks D.I.H. Ltd. Mr. Ramesh Dookhoo3rd Vice President  Tropical Shipping  Ms. Glenis HodgeChairman Forestry & Wood Products Sub-sector Woods Direct – Durable Wood Products Mr. Rafeek KhanChairman Agro-Processing Sub-sector Ricks & Sari Mr. Carlos MendoncaChairman Construction & Engineering Sub-sector KSM Investments Mr. Mahadeo PanchuChairman Fast-Food Sub-sector Guyana Pawnbroking and Trading Company/ Royal Castle Restaurants Mr. Brian JamesChairman Extractive Industries Sub-sector Bosai Minerals Group Maj. General Ret’d Norman McLeanExecutive Member Laparkan Freight Forwarding Ms. Yonette JeffersExecutive Member Swansea Industrial Associates Mr. Clement DuncanExecutive Member JTW Associates Management Institute Ms. Joycelyn WilliamsExecutive Member Brass Aluminum Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF)  Mr. Peter PompeyExecutive Member Edward B.  Beharry & Sons Co. Ltd. Mr. Raymond RamsaroopExecutive Member Guyana National Industrial Company Mr. Clinton WilliamsExecutive Member Cummings Wood Products  Mr. Andre CummingsExecutive Member Global Seafood Distributors Ms. Allison Butters-GrantExecutive Member O-Squared Consulting Ms. Carol Webster read more

Holder calls on Windies batsmen to step up after India whitewash

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedReflections on Windies Cricket in 2018 Part 1 …Gabriel, Dowrich top Test performers in 2018December 28, 2018In “latest news”West Indies batsmen need to step up more in 2nd TestNovember 27, 2018In “latest news”Holder wants his bowlers to be ‘lot more consistent’June 23, 2018In “Sports” The tourists’ shortcomings with the bat proved costly yet again on day three in Hyderabad, Umesh Yadav claiming a maiden 10-wicket Test haul as Holder’s side were dismissed for only 127 in their second innings.India needed just 72 to win and duly eased to a 10-wicket victory to win the series 2-0.A Roston Chase hundred and Holder’s half-century spared the Windies embarrassment in the first innings and the captain said it is time for the frontline batsmen to step up.“I think our top order has really let us down in the recent past. They haven’t been getting the runs that we’ve been looking for. Anybody knows that.” said the all-rounder.“In any cricket, you’re asking your top five-six batters to get the bulk of the runs. It hasn’t been that way for us. We’ve been heavily reliant on our middle to lower half, which is not ideal in any circumstances.“So it’s just a matter for the guys in the top five to put their hands up and come to the party.“It’s not a matter of guys having technical deficiencies, per se, it’s just the processes at the particular time may be the best one, and especially our younger players really need to understand that patience is the name of the game in Test cricket.“You’ve got to build an innings; the greatest of players will always tell you that. It’s not an arena where you can just come and just beat the ball around and blast.” (SportsMax) File photo: Jason Holder and the West Indies players celebrate a wicket (AFP)Jason Holder urged West Indies’ top-order batsmen to “put their hands up and come to the party” after a Test series whitewash in India. read more

Joy Mining Machinery wins British award

first_imgJoy Mining Machinery has won the Queens Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade. This reflects an outstanding achievement, increasing export sales by almost 120% over the last three years with exports now representing around 90% of total sales of £245 million. The company has successfully continued to grow its overseas markets, supplying high technology underground mining systems for use all over the world. From the UK, Joy is selling machines not only in the UK but also across the USA, Poland, Australia, South Africa, China, Russia and India.  The company says it “fully appreciates the efforts and support of all its customers, key suppliers and employees” at its UK facilities in Worcester, Wigan and Pinxton. “All have contributed greatly to this success.” The company’s Centre of Excellence for JOY longwall roof support design and development testing is based in Wigan and currently employs over 120 people. This week the company officially marks the commissioning and installation of the world’s largest built structural test rig for longwall roof supports located at the Wigan site. The test rig is capable of loading units to 2,500 tonne and at a height of over 6 m. The addition of this major investment has recently led to an order from an Australian company for what will be the biggest rated roof support in the world; rated at 1,750 t and capable of being used in mining up to 5 m in height. “We are very proud to again win the Queen’s Award and see this as recognition of our world leading status in the development and manufacture of underground mining equipment and of the hard work from all our employees.” said Simon Pickup, Joy’s Managing Director.last_img read more

VT650 makes longwall coal face moves simpler and less costly

first_imgBucyrus says it has improved nonproductive longwall move time with the introduction of a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to its Vers-A-Trac® 650 model. Approximately 50 of these successful roof support carriers have been shipped since the product’s introduction in 2004. The Vers-A-Trac 650AC, featuring the Bucyrus HiPAC10 control system, represents the latest generation of heavy roof support carriers. The Bucyrus HiPAC10 control system is an innovative variable frequency inverter drive which allows costly DC motors to be replaced by higher power, more efficient AC motors. Traction power is increased by 100% and hydraulic power by nearly 300%. These increases, in turn, nearly double loaded traction speed and gradeability, and improve hydraulic performance.The HiPAC10 drive provides regenerative braking by allowing energy that is required to decelerate the vehicle to supplement the battery capacity.  This feature reduces the duty cycle of mechanical brakes, increasing brake life.The 650AC features an upgraded operator’s compartment. All machine operating parameters are visible at a glance on the large display which is also capable of providing fault analysis and data logging. The 650AC also features an ergonomically designed control stick that provides intuitive control of key functions.Rated at 50 t, the 650AC provides the most capacity of any battery-powered roof support carrier as well as enhanced tractive effort capability with the terrain following tri-section rear frame, Bucyrus claims. The combination of heavy lift and carry and the increased traction speed provide for optimum operating performance that improves longwall system move time.last_img read more

Iran – great potential thwarted leaving missed opportunities

first_imgPersian Gold’s interim results for the six month period to June 30, 2009 show good exploration success has been achieved in Iran. The Chah-e-Zard gold discovery is believed to be commercial and Dalli could potentially be a small copper/gold mine. However, further progress and development has been frustrated by inaction on behalf of the authorities. As a result, Persian Gold is looking to examine other opportunities and strategic directions.John Teeling Chairman of Persian Gold commented: “The geology of Iran remains very attractive. Accessing the opportunity in Iran was the strategy behind setting up Persian Gold. Despite some considerable success on the ground, we have found it difficult to progress projects due to bureaucratic delays. Persian Gold is committed to Iran. We are examining other opportunities available to best serve the Company and shareholders, while continuing to address the problems of operating in Iran.“Iran is a beautiful country with outstanding geological potential. The logic in establishing Persian Gold in 2004 was to take advantage of the opportunities. The geopolitical situation facing Iran – sanctions, Middle East politics, and lack of understanding – meant that few, if any, Western mining companies would venture into the country. The founders of Persian Gold, Irish and Iranian, were experienced international operators and had no political baggage. This gave us a major early-move advantage. “The strategy worked very well in the early years. Persian Gold got every help from the Iranian Embassy in Dublin and from the geological and mining organisations in Iran. Persian Gold established a top class technical team in Iran. We had two quick discoveries, both joint ventures with local Iranians; Chah-e-Zard, a gold oxide resource, and Dalli, a copper/gold porphyry. Grass roots gold exploration at Takestan obtained good first phase exploration results and then ran into opposition when we wanted to move to the trenching/drilling phase. “But, our experience in the past 18 months has been frustrating. A detailed application to the Ministry of Mines for a Discovery Certificate on the Chah-e-Zard gold/silver discovery has lain dormant, although it has passed through various committees for technical and economic review. No explanation has come from the authorities. Under the relevant Mining Law, the authorities must rule on our application. Persian Gold staff have completed the necessary technical work prior to lodging a Discovery Certificate application for the Dalli copper/gold resource, but under the current circumstances, there is little point in submitting the application. Compounding the problem is the fact that visas are no longer available from the Iranian Embassy in Dublin. Again, no explanations are forthcoming.”He went on to explain the company’s logic in selecting Iran. “The country is very big, stretching over 2,000 km. It is seriously underexplored but thought to contain significant percentages of the world’s gold, copper, zinc and other metals. By bringing new thinking and new technology to the country, and by recruiting top quality internal staff, we hoped to make discoveries. In looking for gold, we applied the knowledge gained from discovering and developing gold mines in clay/alunite/silica minerals in the Andes. We employed satellite imagery in seeking exploration sites and used new interpretation techniques to evaluate findings. It worked. Our experience of gold mining in Africa enabled us to model and evaluate the Chah-e-Zard deposit, where we drilled over 40 holes to outline an oxide resource of at least 160,000 oz of gold and 1 Moz of silver. We know how to build and operate tank leach gold mines. We believe Chah-e-Zard is commercial. “Our initial focus was on early stage gold exploration but we soon realised that Iran could and should contain very large copper gold porphyry deposits. Our first target was Dalli. This is a good and valuable deposit, but it is not the goal, it is not big enough. We looked at others, including Shadan in the East, but we have not found a big resource. Applying state of the art analytical/evaluation techniques added value to both resources. Dalli could be viable as a small gold/copper mine.  “We had excellent cooperation in Iran at local and national level. Individuals, state organisations, and even a bank, brought particular projects. We signed Memoranda of Understanding with a bank, a state mining company and with some local mining groups.  “For the past 18 months, we persevered in our chosen strategy in Iran, though unable to make any progress with the authorities. We kept our top quality geological team together, we continued to examine new projects, and we pushed for answers to our application. It is unsatisfactory to report that we have made no progress and have received no explanations.”   Facing reality, Persian Gold’s board will continue to monitor opportunities in Iran but is cutting costs as far as possible. Unfortunately, some staff have lost their jobs. In recent months, the company has conducted preliminary investigations into the mineral potential in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan and is now focusing on grass roots gold opportunities. These countries have large Persian/Azari-Turkic speaking populations.  Its Iranian staff can work in these places.“We have identified two specific minerals which we believe have strong long term fundamentals.The board is examining exploration opportunities in these minerals. Early developments are expected.The skills, expertise and contacts of directors and staff extend into hydrocarbons.For some time, we have been looking at opportunities to partner with local Iranian groups who have obtained exploration concessions. Iranian oil operates on a different regime to minerals so foreign investment is taking place.To date, the returns offered make financing difficult.Outside of Iran, we have been offered and are examining exploration projects in both gas and oil. If we remain stalled in Iranian minerals, then such projects provide alternatives.“The geology of Iran remains as attractive as ever. We are striving to find out why Persian Gold is not making progress with the authorities. If we can identify the problems, we will fix them.”last_img read more

Eurotire completes major mining radial tyre factory milestone

first_imgIn 2007 Eurotire announced its plan to build a new OTR radial tyre manufacturing facility in Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania. This location was strategically selected as being a shipping and transportation hub (for the efficient delivery of large OTR radial tyres to customers throughout the world) and its having a ready and highly qualified employee base. Eurotire confirms that the newest OTR radial tyre manufacturing plant in the world is fully complete and that limited production of tyres was initiated at that facility in 2010. Field testing and proving of the new radial tyre products produced at that plant was started in earnest at that time as well. Furthermore, additional sizes, material compounds, and tyre designs have continued to be developed and tested at that facility. Production levels of certain tyre sizes have already been increased.   The plan was aggressive – build a state of the art radial tyre manufacturing facility with on-site laboratory, testing and product development capabilities and have it ready to begin producing radial tyres by 2010. Not only was that plan aggressive, many thought that it couldn’t be done. Eurotire confirmed that the plan had gone forward and was in process when a prototype Eurotire radial tyre was displayed at the 2008 MINExpo. Since that time information regarding the new facility and the products to be created there was kept secure for competitive reasons.The attainment of this goal gains greater significance from the fact that the output capabilities originally planned for the completed facility were expanded while construction was still in process. This will allow the facility to provide higher manufacturing volumes when running at full production. With over $300 million invested and nearly 1,000,000ft2 of high-tech manufacturing and product development space, Eurotire has created a true worldclass radial tyre manufacturing facility; a facility that includes one of the most modern laboratories and dynamic tyre testing facilities in all of Europe.Eurotire continues field performance evaluations on a wide range of radial tyre sizes at multiple customer mine sites around the world. In addition, discussions are in process with mining companies who want to secure future production of Eurotire’s radial tyres as well as Eurotire’s OTR bias tyres. Eurotire says it “is committed to supporting its dedicated customers in having a consistent supply of high quality radial and bias tyre products in the months and years to come.”last_img read more

Philippine Mining Luncheon – presentation by the Chamber of Mines

first_imgThe next Philippine Mining Luncheon is to be held on Friday October 21. This is a must go to event, get a comprehensive report on the recent Mining Philippines Conference, current activities of the Chamber of Mines, and updates on the Philippine minerals industry. The speaker is Benjamin Philip G. Romualdez, President, Chamber of Mines of the Philippines. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Benguet Corp since June 25, 1998. Romualdez served as the Chairman of Benguet since January 9, 2009 and also served as Chairman of the Board from August 8, 1995 to October 22, 2002. He has been a Director of Benguet since May 26, 1992.The chamber is an association advancing the interest of mining, quarrying and mineral processing companies for the efficient exploration, development and utilisation of minerals in consonance with sound economic, environmental and social policies. The association consists of members coming from exploration, mining, mineral processing and services industries including professional associations. The members are united by a shared commitment to the principles of economic growth, sustainable development and as government’s partners in development.Book your ticket now by visiting our website: www.philippineminingclub.comlast_img read more

BKT presents new Earthmax mining tyres range at Intermat Paris

first_imgGrowing Indian radial mining tyres supplier, Balkrishna Industries (BKT), presented their new Earthmax SR47, Earthmax SR51 and Earthmax SR53 tyres at the Intermat show in Paris last week, attended by IM. Like the other tyres in the Earthmax lineup, they feature a reinforced and particularly resistant All Steel casing with rigid, non-directional blocks “fostering better load distribution on the ground.”The Earthmax SR47, size 24.00R35 now available, is designed for rigid dump trucks that transport loads over the hardest earth surfaces, including rock quarries. The deep, class E-4 tread pattern, featuring a particular lug design, improves traction and provides a longer tyre life-cycle, ultimately reducing downtime. For tougher conditions there is the Earthmax SR47 and its cut resistant compound created specifically to withstand cracks and punctures.For loaders that operate in quarries and mines, the Earthmax SR51 was showcased at Intermat in size 20.5R25. This non-directional tyre “demonstrates excellent forward and backward performance” and is described as ideal for digging and loading. The latest newcomer to the series is slated to have a long life expectancy thanks to its squared shoulder design and the class L-5 special tread compound, which expels stones laterally significantly reducing the risk of puncture.The third tyre displayed was of size 17.5R25, the Earthmax SR 53, class L-5, which has been engineered for the same type of vehicles as the Earthmax SR 51, but also lends itself to operations on mining and rock quarries with particularly rocky land surfaces. The tyre is made of “an extraordinarily cut and heat resistant” compound, while the self-cleaning tread expels rocks and other foreign matters. “These two special features stand for both a long product life-cycle and great productivity.”The start of the first production plant for conventional tyres by BKT goes back to 1987 in Aurangabad, Western India, followed in 1995 by the production of off-highway tyres, up to the establishment of the second production plant in Bhiwadi in 2002. In 2003 the production of ATV, gardening and earthmoving tyres started and in 2004 the radial Agrimax tyres were launched. In the same year, the production of tyre moulds started in Dombivali, and 2006 the third production plant in Chopankiwas opened. The latest production plant in Bhuj is a milestone for BKT. Equipped with state-of-the-art production plants and a site extension of over 300 acres, it aimsat a production of 120,000 t/y.last_img read more

Reducing risk and expense through capital project excellence

first_imgIncreasing the ability to capture substantial cost savings while reducing safety and project delivery risks is a focus of Synovum Partners.  Heavy process industries are expected to spend more than $60 trillion between 2016 and 2035. Many industry leaders have acknowledged that project complexity is expected to accelerate, and has increased the importance of capital projects in advancing their businesses.“While the short-term outlook for capital spending may be cloudy, it is critical that each project, whether small or large, is executed safely, within budget, and on time”, said Don Howarth, Executive Partner. “Senior executives are feeling the pressure with low commodity prices to make the extra effort in reducing costs and reaching project goals.”In a recent survey conducted by Chemical & Engineering News, only 25% of projects are completed within the approved budget. Only 66% of the companies with capital projects remained within their budget – with 20% experiencing budget overruns of at least 50%. During 2015, CAPEX project budgets were significantly reduced, cancelled, or deferred; resulting in the very careful selection of projects approved for 2016. From the approval process to project completion, the problems and complications that arise can potentially place the project at risk.“Collaboration between project stakeholders is a must, and helps to establish needed governance and discipline for the project,” said Stephen Hamilton, Synovum’s Managing Partner. “We see an increased ability for companies to realize a 10-15% cost savings from implementation of best practices following a Capital Project Excellence approach.”Synovum is a niche operational consulting boutique that integrates workforce adoption and problem resolution disciplines with high-impact leadership practices and breakthrough thinking tools for companies in the natural resource industries. The result is a powerful process that enables Senior Executives to solve their toughest business challenges with innovation, impact, and integrity.last_img read more

Advanced Svendborg Brakes systems for overland conveyors at Escondida mine

first_imgLocated at 3,200 m above sea level in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, the Escondida mine currently produces more than 1.1 Mt/y of copper. In 2015, the massive open pit mine also saw byproduct output of some 88,000 oz of gold and 4.8 Moz of silver.In 2012, the mine started construction of two major expansions: the Organic Growth Project 1 (OGP1) and the Oxide Leach Area Project (OLAP).Commissioned in 2015, the OGP1 allows the mine to access higher grade ore and includes a new 152,000 t/d processing plant. The project also uses four overland conveyors driven by 5 x 5 MW direct drives. The entire four-flight direct drive conveyor system spans 10,632 m in length with the largest flight being 3,942 m long. At the time, this was the largest gearless drive conveyor in the world. The 1,800 mm wide belt conveyors, travelling at 6.4 m/s, move copper ore at a rate of 12,550 t/h. The high altitude conveyors operate in a wide range of extreme temperatures from -10˚C to +40˚C.Svendborg Brakes worked closely with the conveyor OEM to design a complete intelligent braking solution to meet the challenging requirements for the four-flight gearless conveyor system. Tillman Speer, International Sales Manager at Svendborg Brakes, explained, “Due to the direct drive set up of these OGP1 conveyors, the required braking torque was extremely high.”Groupings of two or six Model BSFB 650 spring-applied, hydraulically-released, dual-spring caliper brakes, acting on large 2.7 m diameter steel brake discs, serve as on/off holding brakes at the head and tail of the various conveyor flights. “Two popular Svendborg Brakes SOBO controllers, paired with custom SOBO hydraulic power units, were installed in one of the center conveyor sections to meet additional safety requirements,” said Speer. “The redundant systems are identical and each is capable of stopping the conveyor by itself in case of an emergency.”  The OLAP, commissioned in 2014, features a robust leaching pad combined with three downhill overland conveyors with a total elevation drop of 207 m. The entire three-flight conveyor system spans 4,778 m in length with the largest flight being 2,740 m long. These 1,524 mm wide belt conveyors, travelling at 4 m/s, move copper ore at a rate of 4,125 t/h. Svendborg Brakes supplied braking systems provide emergency stopping and parking for 4 x 450 kW drives. Each system included a pair of model BSFK 535 spring-applied, hydraulically-released, dual-spring caliper brakes, a SOBO controller and a custom SOBO hydraulic power unit (HPU).According to Speer, “The most important Svendborg Brakes criteria for the OLAP conveyor system was to provide safe and reliable braking and parking in emergency situations, while not affecting normal operation.”Svendborg Brake’s unique soft braking control (SOBO) provides a range of safety and durability benefits in heavy industrial applications including mining. Deceleration and the stopping of heavy conveyor loads is critical, and controlled braking is essential for a significant reduction of torque peaks, preventing damage to the belt and mechanical components.Specialized hydraulic power units, manufactured in-house by Svendborg Brakes, are engineered to meet any mining requirement. In order to minimize downtime, the units are equipped to monitor oil level and temperature, motor and pump function, and operational pressure.Svendborg Brakes provided complete single-source braking solutions and support from concept and design through packaging and commissioning.“We were very responsive during the conveyor system concept phase as the designs went through various changes and modifications,” Speer said. “Svendborg Brakes’ experienced project managers provide superior oversight and control of every project from order placement through installation.”Svendborg Brakes has a global network of qualified local technicians who can commission and service its brake systems. “Our service technician team, based in Chile, speaks Spanish and is available on short notice. They have all the required South American certifications to work at mine sites throughout the continent,” said Speer. “These were very important Svendborg Brakes advantages for this particular project.” The picture shows groupings of six Model BSFB 650 spring-applied, hydraulically-released, dual-spring caliper brakes, acting on 2.7 m diameter steel brake discs, serve as on/off holding brakes at the head of the various OGP1 conveyor sectionslast_img read more

Ventsim 45 now available

first_imgChasm Consulting has released Ventsim™ 4.5, the latest version of the best-selling Ventsim mine ventilation simulation software. Chasm says it “is a major release and includes many new features and improvements to help you build better models, create more accurate simulations and save time and money.New features of Ventsim 4.5 include:Over 100 improvements in features, stability, user interface and performanceMultiple Backups – automatically create and access multiple backups of your Ventsim models“Stages” Improvements – improvements to usability, performance and stabilityVentilation Audit Form – ensure that your model meets engineering/ventilation requirements and standards.Thermal “Flywheel” Simulation – simulate temperature variations between day and nightFull Diesel Emission Modelling – model and estimate a full range of diesel emissions including CO, CO2, NO2, NOx, diesel gases and DPMPath Selection Tool – automatically select paths through your model based on shortest distance, path of least resistance (airflow) or free splits (minimum pressure loss) between two points in model.Improved Graphical Scaling and Reference Management tools.last_img read more

Outotecs H1 numbers benefit from higher metal output prices

first_imgStronger metal output and prices saw Outotec’s order intake rise in the June quarter and first half of the year.The company reported a 13% year-on-year increase in the first half of the year and a 21% improvement in the most recent June quarter.Service orders also rose 16% and 18% in the half-year and three-month period, respectively, while group sales were up 17% and 25% to €618.4 million and €331.2 million, respectively.Outotec President and CEO Markku Teräsvasara said the minerals processing segment continued to improve its results. The division booked orders from a Russia base metal operator and a Kazakhstan base metal concentrator during the most recent quarter.Reflecting on the results, Teräsvasara said: “The market remained positive, and we have good prospects in our sales funnel. Final decisions, particularly regarding large greenfield projects, are still progressing slowly.”last_img read more

Vive Targi Kielce won Polish Cup

Third time in a row and 8th in the club history, Vive Targi Kielce won Polish Cup. At the “Final Four”, Polish champion has no problem with their opponent. In the final match, team led by Bogdan Wenta beat easily Wisla Plock 35:22 (19:9).Orlen Wisła Płock – Vive Targi Kielce 22:35 (9:19)Orlen Wisła: Seier, Wichary – Chrapkowski 6, Kavaš 6, Kuzelev 3/2, Dobelšek 3, Miszka 2/1, Bäckström 1, Samdahl 1, Wiśniewski, Kwiatkowski, Twardo, Kuptel, Paczkowski, Vive Targi Kielce: Cleverly, Kotliński – Rosiński 5, Dzomba 5/4, Stojković 5, Jurasik 4, Kuchczyński 4, Knudsen 4, Jachlewski 2, Zaremba 2, Gliński 2, Żółtak 1, Zorman 1, Grabarczyk.Photo: N/z Fot Patryk Ptak/REPORTER ← Previous Story Rok Šimič stays in Gorenje Next Story → MKB Veszprem punish Pick Szeged Polish handball cupVive Targi Kielce read more

Puerto Sagunto signs Pablo Hernandez and Mirko Milasevic

hernandezmilasevicmirko milasevicpablo hernandezpuerto saguntosagunto ← Previous Story Hombrados badly injures crucial ligament, at least six months out Next Story → Bojinovic and Honrubia return for Paris HC Spanish Goalkeeper Pablo Hernandez and Montenegrin Mirko Milasevic are the new names that reinforce Fertiberia Puerto Sagunto. Pablo Hernandez has lots of experience in ASOBAL, having previously played for Portland San Antonio, Teka Santander, BM Valladolid and BM Aragon. Milasevic (27), the Montenegrin international, has played for Labaro Toledo, Alcobendas and HSC Surh Aarau. The new signings for the club are thanks to the new sponsor that joined the club and replaced Alser.source: marca.es read more

Marko Krivokapic BM Valladolid to retire at end of season

← Previous Story MKB Veszprem wins 21st Hungarian title! Next Story → (VIDEO) Bundesliga (Round 32): “Foxes” leave Hamburg defeated, Ivan Nincevic in hospital ASOBALMarko KrivokapicnordhornValladolid The Serbian Marko Krivokapic (37) decided that it’s time put end to his rich handball career. The final game of the ASOBAL between BM Valladolid and BM Atletico Madrid will be the final one of his career. He has had lately many injury worries, and now feels that his body “had enough”, and the 37-year old has opted for a retirement.Marko Krivokapic won the Cup Winners Cup 2009 with Valladolid, when the team beat HSG Nordhorn in the two-legged duel on away goals.On Saturday the home game against Atletico Madrid might prove vital for the clubs ASOBAL status for the next year. If the club loses and the other teams fighting relegation win or draw, BM Valladolid might find themself relegated. read more