The Legal Aid Agency has dropped its investigation into Birmingham firm Public Interest Lawyers, the agency confirmed last week.A spokesman said there were ‘no legal grounds’ to take action against the firm in relation to the use of legal aid in the al-Sweady inquiry into allegations of ill-treatment by British soldiers.However, the LAA said it has ‘referred some concerns’ to the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Principal Phil Shiner (pictured) told the Gazette there was ‘no question’ of concerns about him or his firm.
PROBLEMS with snow and ice blocking points during cold weather can be avoided with IceSolution point heaters. Developed by Holland Railconsult, these use natural heat stored in the soil to heat the rails in winter and can work in reverse to prevent heat affecting rails in hot weather. A fully-closed vertical heat exchanger installed deep in the ground extracts the natural heat which is stored up in the earth during the summer. The required ground loop length, heat pump capacity and heat exchanger construction is calculated to match a particular turnout design. The pipe network is manufactured from well-insulated recyclable plastic, with a heat-conducting paste between the heat exchanger and rail to increase efficiency.An intelligent control system switches the system in and out of use as required, and the design will function during continuous snow fall of up to 50mm/h and temperatures down to -20íC.Holland Railconsult claims IceSolution can give an 80% reduction in energy consumption compared to traditional point heaters, leading to a significant cost reduction. Maintenance costs are low, and CO2 emissions are cut to almost zero. The heat exchanger can remain in place during track maintenance, and is suitable for fitting to all types of turnout found on the Netherlands rail network.Holland Railconsult, NetherlandsReader Enquiry Number: 144
Taoglas announced an upgrade to its desgin facility to give M2M and IoT device manufacturers access to a full-service design and testing center that caters to 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and GNSS testing as well as providing antenna solutions and RF trouble-shooting assistance. Located in San Diego, the chamber has been upgraded to support 4G LTE OTA (Over the Air) testing with Total Radiated Power, (TRP) and Total Isotropic Sensitivity (TIS) measurements as well as full Radiated Spurious Emission (RSE) testing that is required for PTCRB certification. The newly upgraded chamber will save device manufacturers the time and money associated with designing when they do not know performance numbers or when waiting for results from external sources. All antenna testing and active device pretesting can be done in-house so customers know exactly what their performance numbers are prior to submitting devices for certification.Antenna isolation and efficiency requirements for new 4G LTE systems mean additional testing requirements and greater design challenges. For LTE Advanced, there are more stringent over-the-air requirements and additional active device testing that need to be done to meet type and carrier approvals. Taoglas can ensure that devices pass the first time, on time, and enjoy the higher upload and download speeds promised by LTE Advanced. Taoglas’ added value is that they have two decades of expertise designing and manufacturing antennas for all kinds of M2M devices. The newly upgraded anechoic chamber complements Taoglas’ two other anechoic chambers, one in Ireland for the European market and another in Taiwan for the Asian market. The new advanced test and design center is now open for business.
Pernyataan masyarakat Barat tersebut pun terbukti. Di perhelatan Paris AirShow yang diadakan pada 3 Juni 1973, Concordski jatuh dan menewaskan 14 orang. Enam diantaranya merupakan awak pesawat dan sisanya adalah orang-orang yang tengah berada di daratan. Banyak spekulasi mencuat pasca jatuhnya pesawat dengan desain yang hampir sama dengan Concorde ini, dari mulai kapabilitas pesawat yang tidak mumpuni untuk melakukan sebuah manuver, hingga sang pilot yang melakukan manuver mengelak untuk menghindari pesawat lain yang tengah mengabadikan momen tersebut.Lagi, setelah mereka membenahi kekurangan pada model sebelumnya, Tupolev Tu-144D kembali jatuh saat uji coba penerbangannya. Hingga periode 1983, Concordski tercatat hanya mengudara sebanyak 102 kali. Nyaris di ujung tanduk, kiprah Tupolev Tu-144 masih bisa diselamatkan setelah pesawat ini digunakan untuk melatih pilot dari pesawat ruang angkasa Buran, dibawah pengawasan program luar angkasa Soviet.Ditambah lagi dengan Badan Antariksa Amerika, NASA, yang menggunakan pesawat ini sebagai objek penelitian pesawat supersonik. Dari situ, Tupolev Tu-144 masih bisa memperpanjang nafasnya sedikit.Walaupun sistem kontrol, navigasi, mesin, rentang penerbangan, sistem pengereman dan kontrol mesin Tupolev Tu-144 tertinggal jauh di belakang Concorde, tapi sistem aerodinamika pesawat Soviet ini mengungguli kompetitornya tersebut.Baca Juga: Suksesor Concorde ini Tetap Dihantui Bayangan Kelam PendahulunyaTu-144 mulai beroperasi pada 1975 sebagai pesawat kargo dan surat yang menghubungkan Moskow dan Alma Ata. Dua tahun berselang, layanan penerbangan penumpangnya mulai beroperasi di antara dua kota itu. Sayangnya, layanan penumpangnya ini hanya bertahan selama 7 bulan, terhitung sejak kecelakaan fatal yang akhirinya berbuntut pada penghentian pengoperasian Tupolev Tu-144. Setelah penerbangan komersial terakhir pada 1 Juni 1978, Tupolev Tu-144 yang masih tersisa disimpan dan sebagian lainnya didonasikan ke museum.Terhitung sejak produksi pertamanya pada tahun 1968, Tupolev telah merancang sekitar 16 pesawat dengan beragam varian, seperti Tu-144, Tu-144D, Tu-144DA (Proyeksi perbaikan dari Tu-144D dengan kapasitas bahan bakar yang lebih besar), dan Tu-144LL.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTernyata! Singapore Airlines ‘Sempat’ Menjadi Pengguna Condorde08/06/2019In “Featured”Begini Detik-detik Pengambilan ‘Satu-satunya’ Foto Concorde Saat Melesat Mach 213/01/2020In “Featured”[Hari ini 16 Tahun Lalu] Penerbangan Terakhir Concorde Pasca Polemik di Belakangnya26/11/2019In “Featured” Tupolev Tu-144. Sumber: airliners.net Ketika mendengar kata pesawat penumpang supersonik, mungkin Concorde menjadi yang pertama muncul di benak Anda. Tapi Concorde bukanlah satu-satunya pesawat berkecepatan fantastis yang pernah menghiasi dunia kedirgantaraan. Pada 31 Desember 1968, sebuah perusahaan kedirgantaraan dan pertahanan Rusia yang bermarkas di Moskow, Tupolev menerbangkan prototipe Tupolev Tu-144. Pesawat tersebut disinyalir sebagai seteru Concorde, walaupun kekurangan dari produk Rusia ini tidak bisa mengalahkan kejayaan rivalnya.Baca Juga: Satu Dekade Lebih ‘Terlantar,’ The Last Concorde Akhirnya Huni Rumah BarunyaSebagaimana dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai sumber, rivalitas antara Concorde dan Concordski (julukan Tupolev Tu-144) dimulai ketika masyarakat di bagian Bumi sebelah Barat mengklaim bahwa Concordski merupakan jiplakan dari Concorde, meskipun pesawat yang dirancang oleh Andrew Tupolev ini mengudara dua bulan lebih awal daripada Concorde. Mereka menilai bahwa Concordski tidak lebih cepat dari Concorde, kurang aman, jarak tempuhnya lebih pendek, dan lebih sulit dikendalikan.
In the space of 90 minutes of devastating attacking football, Bayern Munich totally changed the narrative around this Champions League ‘final eight’ tournament.The impact of their 8-2 humiliation of Barcelona will have an even bigger resonance.Manchester City were the bookmaker’s pre-tournament favourites but although Pep Guardiola’s side have yet to kick a ball, they have already lost that status to Hansi Flick’s Bavarians.How could Bayern not be favourites after systematically ripping apart a team which has been the symbol of football excellence for most of the past decade?City take on Olympique Lyonnais in the last of the four quarter-finals on Saturday but whoever emerges victorious from that clash, their celebrations will be tempered by the knowledge that the Germans will await them in the semi-finals.One of the reasons that Bayern were considered merely one of the contenders in Lisbon was the sneaking suspicion that they have it too easy in the Bundesliga, where this season they won their eighth consecutive domestic league title and may not be battle-hardened enough for the European elite.That seems a ridiculously fanciful notion now.Quique Setien’s Barcelona is clearly not the Barca of Guardiola or even a match for the more modest teams of more recent years, but they still finished second in the Spanish league and beat Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Napoli on their way to the last eight.And yet, inspired by the rejuvenated Thomas Mueller, and playing a brand of aggressive, high pressing football, Bayern were simply too much for the Catalans.“We started pretty well but the power of the opponents in many phases of the play, overran us,” said Setien.Indeed Bayern made Barcelona look simultaneously an old and jaded team and naive, as they tried to pass their way out against a relentless press.Flick’s approach was to go for the kill from the outset.Clearly sensing Barca’s defence was fragile and their midfield lacking the steel to compete effectively, Bayern swarmed players into the forward areas.In the first half, that was all about the brilliant Mueller but it said much that their sixth goal was the result of a pass from their left-back Alphonso Davies finished by the right-back Joshua Kimmich.Flick has not until this game, been considered one of the new wave of German coaches epitomised by Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp, who won the Champions League in 2019 and Paris St Germain’s Thomas Tuchel and RB Leipizig’s 33-year-old Julian Nagelsmann, who will meet in the other semi-final.Before he replaced the sacked Niko Kovac in November, Flick was known for his detailed planning and meticulous data analysis but had no experience as a Bundesliga head coach, having been surprisingly appointed as Kovac’s assistant at the start of the season.A former Germany assistant coach to Joachim Loew who helped guide them to the 2014 World Cup title, Flick had then gone over to a German Football Association sports director position.When Kovac was sacked with the Bavarians outside the leading positions and the team in disarray, Flick’s promotion was merely to be a temporary two-game solution before a big-name replacement was found.That search was postponed by Flick’s positive start which led to him earning the job on a full-basis.He now has a record of 31 wins, one draw and only two defeats as Bayern coach.Flick’s approach was summed up by Mueller.“Today, we wanted to dominate our opponents with our way of playing football right from the start. We were just brutally dominant, especially against the ball,” he said.Barcelona might not be the only team in Lisbon who find Flick’s brutal domination just too much to cope with.
Ashley Bastock CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Cavaliers (3-3) return home tonight to take on the New York Knicks (1-3) in the first of four matchups this season. The Cavs are coming off of a 123-101 loss on Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. Here is where you can watch the game along with some keys to tonight’s contest.When: 7 p.m.TV: Fox Sports OhioOnline: FoxSports Go, NBA League PassRadio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.Cavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (right hip– OUT), Derrick Rose (left ankle– QUESTIONABLE)Knicks injuries: Ron Baker (knee– QUESTIONABLE) Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersNBANew York Knicks Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42
Matt Loede Related TopicsBrownsGiantsOdell Beckham Jr Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The Browns pulled off the trade that fans have been salivating over for the last few months on Tuesday night, acquiring wide out Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants for two 2019 draft picks and safety Jabrill Peppers. The fever pitch from fans could be heard across the airwaves as well as on social media, and fans everywhere that root for the Brown and Orange are pumped about the arrival of Beckham to the Browns offense in 2019.Here’s some of the Twitter react from Browns fans over the pickup of one of the biggest playmakers in all of the NFL. The Browns sign Odell Beckham Jr.Me: pic.twitter.com/OfereGH3pk— McNeil (@Reflog_18) March 13, 2019
We spoke to Leasing Administration Specialist Parker McWilliams at an October 22 open house at Kenai Peninsula College. McWilliams: “ My understanding is they’ll be November 12th-14th down here on the Peninsula and we’re going to make sure to put out a public announcement ahead of time and try to get the word out on those meetings. This scoping process would be the beginning of the National Environmental Policy Act analysis for this sale. Potentially, we’re about three years out from potentially holding this sale if the decision is made to proceed.’ This is part of the public comment period discussing federal waters in the Cook Inlet being opened to oil and gas lease sales by 2018 as part of a Bureau of Ocean Energy Management plan. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Tomorrow, November 12, begins the first of five scoping meetings by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management across the Kenai Peninsula. The next scoping meeting to be held in Soldotna will be Friday, November 14, at the Kenai Peninsula College at 7 pm. Other scoping meetings: For the entire timeline of Cook Inlet Oil and Gas Lease Sale 244, click here. Nov. 12, 7pm Seldovia (Tribal Conference Center)Nov. 13, noon Nanwalek (Tribal Community Center)Nov. 13, 7pm Homer (Bidarka Inn)Nov. 24, 7pm Anchorage (Loussac Library)
Jamaica Table Tennis Association (JTTA) presidential challenger, Andrew Lue, has accused President Godfrey Lothian of attempting an unconstitutional name change of the association, a charge that Lothian has denied, as their dispute continues. In September 2019, Lothian defeated Karen Sinclair-Lym for the JTTA presidency, but Sinclair-Lym contested the result in court, which led to Lothian’s victory being ruled null and void. The court also ruled that a Special General Meeting, where affiliates voted for a change to the name of the association to Table Tennis Jamaica, was also null and void. Lothian reportedly registered JATTA Sports Limited with the Companies Office of Jamaica in June, and contends that this was done to help with business-related activities for the association and does not represent a name change. He argues that the acronym JATTA still represents Jamaica Table Tennis Association. NO CHANGE “There is no name change, no name is being proposed,” said Lothian. “It’s the same thing, we will still be using the Jamaica Table Tennis Association and JATTA is the same thing.” Lothian is listed as the Sports Centre Manager, while vice-president Darrington Ferguson is named as the Communications Manager, with Francena Pryce, Errol Howlett and Demoye Whiteley being listed as directors. Lue, however, believes Lothian is heading down the same path, and that this shows that he hasn’t learned his lesson. “That is one of the things the court ruled against. So with the new name they are going down the same route as the one that was disqualified. It has not been constitutionally established that the name should be used. It wasn’t even put to the membership, and something like that has to be voted on at an AGM. It cannot be the decision of a managing council. So Mr Lothian hasn’t learned from the first experience that that is not the way to operate, and he is setting himself up for another lawsuit,” Lue stated. The newly registered name will have to be ratified at the next Special General Meeting, which is expected this month. “That new company he (Lothian) has created has nothing to do with the JTTA as far as I am concerned. He can continue to keep that as his private company. We will move forward with the Jamaica Table Tennis Association,” said Lue. email@example.com
Bristol Rugby has a number available for the fixture on Saturday, 14 February (2.30pm KO).For more information, please contact Sarah Gorvett on firstname.lastname@example.org.