Futures market puts house prices in cash terms down by a third by 2011

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Coronavirus: This is the new normal

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Industrial Echo joins Intermarine fleet

first_imgDelivered in Portugal in mid January, the vessel sailed for Hamburg, Bilbao, and Gijon where the ship is loading project cargoes for Brazil and Uruguay.Nominated as the E-Class series, these 10,000 DWT vessels feature dual 250 tonne cranes that may be combined for 500 tonne lifts.With an overall length of 139 m and beam of 20 m, the ships have a similar hull design as the seven Century and six Diamond class vessels operated in Intermarine’s services, but with increased cargo carrying capacity.last_img

Employment tribunal caseload rebounds after slump

first_imgThe number of claims in employment tribunals is bouncing back following the slump after the introduction of fees, figures obtained by a law firm reveal today.Top-100 firm Hugh James said that the number of single claims in tribunal cases has jumped by 16% in six months, rising from 3,790 in the first quarter 2013/14 to 4,390 in the third quarter. The volume of claims dropped by 80% following the introduction of fees in 2013. An appeal against the High Court’s decision to throw out trade union Unison’s challenge to the fees is due to be heard this month. Hugh James said the number of claims is now rebounding as disgruntled former employees adjust to the new fees and weigh the financial risks to them of pursuing a claim against the potential pay-out.Emma Burns, partner, said: ‘The cost for launching a claim is between £160 to £250; when they were first introduced it was a shock, but now people are more acclimatised to these fees.’Changes to the procedure for lodging a tribunal case may also be influencing the sudden acceleration in the number of cases, the firm said. From May 2014, it became mandatory for former employees to use the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas)’s early conciliation mediation service before lodging a tribunal case.  While the Acas route may have helped clear up relatively straightforward cases, Burns said, it merely delayed more difficult ones. ‘A lot of cases are simply being held up rather than resolved, and we are now seeing them hit the tribunal system.’Unison has been granted permission by the Court of Appeal to proceed with appeals against the decisions of the High Court refusing its two judicial review applications challenging the lawfulness of employment tribunal fees.Its appeals will be heard this month.last_img read more

AMBER SNOW WARNING CONTINUES UNTIL THURSDAY FOR THE REGION

first_imgCopyright – Lorraine Luescher AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Met Office has continued its Amber weather warning for more snow across Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders between 9:00pm Wed 17th and 5:00am Thu 18th. With council and emergency services working  flat out all through the night to keep the regions roads open, there has been traffic chaos in eastern parts of the region. Also over 25 local schools have closed due to snow and Ice.The Met Office state – A spell of persistent and heavy snow is expected on Wednesday night, clearing eastwards by dawn on Thursday morning. Travel delays are likely on roads with a risk that some vehicles and passengers could become stranded. Delays or cancellations are likely to rail and air travel. Some rural communities are likely to become cut off and power cuts are probable. Other services, such as mobile phone, may be affected.Chief Forecaster’s assessmentA deepening area of low pressure is expected to track east across the UK during Wednesday night and early Thursday. A spell of persistent and heavy snow is expected to develop. 3-8 cm of fresh snow is likely to accumulate widely with up to 20 cm over high ground.The wintery spell is affecting farms in the region badly too, Borders farmer Lorraine Luescher fromt Megdale, Westerkirk, in the hills between Langholm and Eskdalemuir reports:“It was a complete white-out yesterday, 12 inches of snow, and there has been further snowfall overnight and more forecast. We managed to get to some ewes but it has drifted very deep in places and there are likely to be casualties further out on the hill. “The hill livestock sector is vulnerable, and weather events like this simply underline how precarious the future of hill farming is”For Weather  Updates Click HERE and Traffic and Road safety Updates Click HERElast_img read more

Public service to host outdoor games

first_img Share LocalNews Public service to host outdoor games by: – August 24, 2012 9 Views   no discussions Share Activities to observe Public Service Day 2012 continue with the hosting of Outdoor Games, which include a Basketball Tournament carded for Saturday 25th August, 2012 at the Lindo Park Sports Complex and a Sports Festival and Family Fun Day at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium planned for Sunday 26th August, 2012. These events will take the form of a competition among the various Government Departments/Ministries in Rounders, Cricket, Basketball and Football. The main objective of the activities is to advocate collaboration, togetherness, greater interaction and socialization among Public Officers.A short ceremony which includes addresses from various Government Officials will precede the commencement of the outdoor games. In an effort to generate interest and excitement for the Sports Festival and Family Fun Day, an aerobic display will be done by the Public Service Exercise Group. The general viewing public will also be invited to participate in the aerobic display.These activities are part of a series of activities culminating in the observance of Public Service Day carded for December 7, 2012 which will be celebrated under the theme Our Public Service: Transforming, Modernizing, Positively Changing! Public Officers are urged to attend in large numbers to support the competing teams at the outdoor games. An enjoyable atmosphere will be created with the presence of live music entertainment and the sale of eats and drinks.Press releasecenter_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Ampleon Introduces High Efficiency LDMOS Power Transistors for Wireless Infrastructure PAs

first_imgAmpleon has launched the Gen10 series of LDMOS RF power transistors that operate from 1800 to 2700 MHz and deliver over 15 watts of power with an efficiency of greater than 48%. These transistors have specifically been designed to meet the demands of the cellular industry for more power efficient base station designs, the Gen10 family reduces power consumption, shrinks the size and weight of the power amplifier, and lowers the operating temperature of infrastructure equipment.Due to an innovative implementation of internal decoupling, these transistors enable wide band operation, where a single PA can cover a complete LTE band simultaneously.The Gen10 series of RF power transistors include:BLC10G18XS-320AVT: 1805 – 1880 MHz, more than 47.5 dBm average, greater than 51.5 % efficiencyBLC10G20LS-240PWT: 1805 – 1880 MHz, 47.5 dBm average, greater than 52 % efficiency (in a 3-way PA)BLC10G22LS-100AWT: 2110 – 2200 MHz, 42 dBm average, greater than 49.3 % efficiencyBLC10G22XS-400AVT: 2110 – 2200 MHz, more than 49.4 dBm, greater than 48.6 % efficiencyBLC10G27XS-320AVT: 2500 – 2700 MHz, more than 47.1 dBm, greater than 47.5 % efficiencyNote: The datasheet of these products could not be found on the Ampleon website yet.Gen10 devices are assembled using Ampleon’s innovative and most cost effective ACP3 packaging. The Gen10 family of devices will be showcased on Ampleon’s booth at International Microwave Symposium (IMS), 6 – 8th June, Honolulu, Hawaii.last_img read more

Opposition Grows: TCEQ holds LNG public hearing

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comAt the request of State Rep. René Oliveira (D-Brownsville), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) held a public hearing in regards to an air quality permit application submitted by Texas LNG.Texas LNG is one of three companies which are currently seeking federal approval to construct liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals along the Port of Brownsville Ship Channel. The approval process includes attaining permits from several regulatory agencies, including the TCEQ.An hour prior to the meeting, a crowd of demonstrators gathered across the street from the museum to protest the construction of the facilities, which will be located between two and five miles from the cities of Port Isabel, Laguna Vista and South Padre Island.Members of the Sierra Club, an environmental organization with chapters across the country, as well as Save RGV from LNG, a grassroots organization of local residents opposed to the facilities, addressed the assembled protestors. One person in particular stood out: Austin resident Neil Carmen, a member of the Sierra Club and a former TCEQ employee. Speaking just after the demonstration, Carmen described why he opposed the LNG facilities. “What I began to experience were problems with the permits,” he said of his time working for TCEQ..“I got to see the inside of the agency and a lot of the problems that exist,” Carmen said. Namely, those problems, in his opinion, included the agency being too permissive in granting air quality permits in an attempt to not drive prospective businesses from the state.“I came to the conclusion that every air permit the agency issues is flawed; it’s got problems with it and I had to deal with it,” he said. During his 12 year tenure with the agency — from 1980 to 1992 — Carmen said he fielded over 1,000 complaints from Texas residents and participated in several lawsuits on behalf of the agency against companies that were noncompliant with their permits.As the 7 o’clock hour approached, approximately 100 people filled the gallery at the Historic Museum of Brownsville Tuesday for what would turn into a 3-hour long question and answer session, as well as a formal public comment session with the State’s environmental regulatory agency.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedTCEQ hosts Annova LNG air quality permit meetingBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Residents from across Cameron County gathered at the Brownsville Event Center Tuesday evening to attend a public meeting hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regarding an application submitted by Annova LNG for an air quality permit. The state regulatory agency…February 8, 2019In “News”TCEQ denies cities’ request for contested case hearingsBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com This Tuesday, the communities of the Laguna Madre were delivered a substantial blow in their years’ long effort to keep several petrochemical companies from constructing liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals at the Port of Brownsville. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)…December 14, 2018In “News”TCEQ to host Annova LNG air permit meetingBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is set to hold a public meeting in Brownsville next week regarding an air quality permit submitted by Annova LNG. The state regulatory agency issued a notice earlier this month stating that it has prepared a…February 1, 2019In “News”last_img read more

May named GSC Freshman of the Week

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – West Florida baseball player Ronnie May was named the Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time this season. UWF has earned seven straight GSC FOW honors. May threw 1.2 scoreless innings of relief against No. 10 Alabama Huntsville last week. He earned his fourth save of the season in UWF’s 4-2 win over UAH March 15. The Apopka, Fla. native has a 3.27 ERA in 11 appearances and 11 innings pitched this season. Fellow Argonaut Nic Strasser earned four consecutive freshman of the week awards from Feb. 17-March 10 and Nick Kerkmann earned one award Feb. 10. UWF travels to No. 28 West Georgia March 21-22 for a three-game series. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

Report: Yasiel Puig to Serve Three Game Suspension During Boston Red Sox Series

first_img Related Topics2019 Cleveland IndiansYasiel Puig Payton Vince Monday night the Cleveland Indians open a three game series against the Boston Red Sox.Before the Indians game tonight, the Indians twitter account posted the lineup per usual but included in the fact that Yasiel Puig will start to serve his three game suspension.Yasiel Puig has dropped his appeal and will serve a 3-game suspension beginning tonight.Let’s win today’s game.#RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/FIDzZnyC6m— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 12, 2019Puig appealed beforehand and has been able to play since the altercation that took place during the Reds vs Pirates game that broke out in a brawl the night Puig was traded.Many believed the appeal wouldn’t be heard until the Indians traveled to New York for their series of games against both the Yankees and Mets.With Puig serving his suspension and dropping his appeal, Puig can play against the Yankees and Mets.Hopefully with Puig gone for a few games Franmil Reyes can find himself and get in a groove.center_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for LastWordOnSports.com. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on AllSportsCleveland.com.last_img read more