“This trade show in early October is an important marketing platform for us,” added Erhard Buechel, Vice President of COLIPED (Association of the European Two-Wheeler Parts & Accessories Industry).“The organization is very professional and the quality of exhibitors and trade visitors is extremely high. It almost felt like Eurobike had come to Nanjing,” he added.Stefan Reisinger, Head of Eurobike at Messe Friedrichshafen, was also impressed by the calibre of exhibitors and the exhibition booths. “This level exceeded even the most optimistic expectations,” he said. “It’s clear that Western brands will find great potential for future growth in China’s emerging market for sport bikes and luxury bikes. I was also surprised that asia bike’s first ‘Demo Day’ attracted so many dealers and media representatives.” A visitor analysis showed that many bike dealers, media representatives and bike clubs had travelled far and wide, even from the most remote provinces of China, to visit asia bike in Nanjing.“Another interesting new development is that outdoor recreation dealers are increasingly handling sport bikes and bike accessories. We also were very impressed by the number of visitors from Taiwan,” says Richard Li, Director of Asia bike and Asia Outdoor.Among trade visitors, the average stay at Asia bike was 1.5 days.The fourth edition of asia bike will take place from 9-12 October 2014, with a Demo Day on 8 October 2014.www.asiabike-show.com The organisers of asia bike – China’s ’little sister to Eurobike’ – have released the final figures for the third outing of the trade show, which took place in Nanjing, China, from 10-13 October (with a Demo Day on 9 October).There were 394 brands on display (of which 80% were international) occupying 36,000 m² of exhibition space (26,000 m² indoors and 10,000 m² outdoors) with a total of 11,674 visitors (7,020 trade visitors as well as 4,654 bike fans on public days).“After a two-year collaboration with Asia Outdoor, always in late July, we have now successfully established asia bike as a solo trade fair, with an October date,” said Knut Jaeger, the trade fair’s chairman. Related
October 15, 2016 Regular News Solo & Small Firm Section changes name and rolls out all new tech show Solo & Small Firm Section changes name and rolls out all new tech show Big changes are happening within the Bar’s Solo & Small Firm Section: a new name, logo, and website URL; an expanded committee structure with statewide leadership opportunities; and a revamped technology conference. The name change from General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section to Solo & Small Firm Section reflects a trend in voluntary bar and ABA sections called “solo and small firm,” according to Chair Jennifer A. Dietz of Tampa, but the section will continue its mission to provide services and information to benefit solos, small firms, and general practitioners. “Solo practitioners and small firm attorneys provide vital legal representation to individuals and businesses in our communities in almost every substantive area of the law, and the importance of these lawyers to our profession and society should not be underestimated,” Dietz said. “Membership in the Solo & Small Firm Section provides the resources to grow your law firm and to accomplish your goals by providing what you want most: networking, education, and practice and skills development.”The Wave The 2017 Florida Bar Tech Show: Riding the Technology Wave will be presented by the Solo & Small Firm Section January 27-28, 2017, in Orlando. The all-new Tech Show is a two-track conference featuring nationally recognized legal technology experts who demystify tech purchases and explain simple ways that lawyers can use technology to strengthen their practices and free up more time to practice law. The Friday schedule starts with two plenary panels — one that includes members of the judiciary and another that features general counsels of the nation’s leading online legal platforms. Friday afternoon offers two tracks: one with hands-on learning directives for Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and another on efficiently running a solo or small firm, including information on cybersecurity and privacy for lawyers. There also is a bonus course on marketing. Saturday’s practice management “Wipe Out” panel features representatives from the nation’s top practice management software companies, allowing attendees to evaluate components of existing time and billing systems, identify areas for improvement or replacement, and implement changes that improve time and billing management and bring in more money. The final presentation is the “Lightning Round” of latest and best technology tips and practices for solo and small firm practitioners presented in the conference’s traditional format: 50 tech tips in 50 minutes. Some of The Florida Bar Tech Show speakers include: • Board of Governors’ member John Stewart of Vero Beach, who serves as chair of the Bar’s Technology Committee and is a member of the Supreme Court’s Florida Courts Technology Commission. • Allan Mackenzie, a Law Tech Partners partner and Mackenzie Consulting founder. He is a former Wall Street IT director with a specialty in litigation technology. • Andrew Legrand, founder of Spera Law Group, a cloud and paperless law firm in New Orleans. • Melissa Koch of Akerman, who concentrates on transactional and intellectual property representation of public and private companies, start-ups, investment banks, and private equity funds. She handles privacy, data, and security matters on behalf of clients and is part of Akerman’s Data Law Center team. • Adriana Linares, who is a law practice consultant and legal technology coach for law firms, legal departments, legal aid groups, and legal technology startups. Linares will chair the ABA’s 2017 Techshow and serves on the board of the Florida Justice Technology Center. The section’s updated website may be found at www.FLSoloSmallFirm.org. Follow the section @FLSoloSmallFirm for social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter and its LinkedIn group. Several of the section’s committees have also expanded and are seeking new members: CLE Programs Committee, Law Schools Committee, Membership and Benefits Committee, Paralegals and Legal Assistants (Affiliates) Committee, Publications Committee, Technology Committee, and The Florida Bar Tech Show Committee. For information, contact section administrator Ricky Libbert at email@example.com.
Mashable:Let’s face it: gossips get a bad rap.Smugly looking down from a moral high ground — and secure in the knowledge that we don’t share their character flaw — we often dismiss those who are obsessed with the doings of others as shallow.Indeed, in its rawest form, gossip is a strategy used by individuals to further their own reputations and interests at the expense of others. Studies that I have conducted confirm that gossip can be used in cruel ways for selfish purposes.Read the whole story: Mashable More of our Members in the Media >
On the job in Los Alamos is Massage Therapist Heather Woodward providing a massage for client Linda Hull Thursday at L.A. Tan, which is a beauty and wellness salon at 975 Central Ave., specializing in nails, pedicures, massage, tanning, Reiki, Tarot and more. The community is encouraged to visit L.A. Tan and the other small businesses in that shopping strip where the DMV is despite road construction as access to the parking lot is not impeded. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
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Tugs named Fairmount Summit and Fairmount Alpine have towed rig ENSCO 5006 safely from Cyprus to Singapore. The Fairmount twins towed the rig over about 13,000 miles.Before the departure off Limasol, Cyprus, both Fairmount tugs performed anchor handling work for the rig. On request of its owners, cargo and crew runs were done during a stop off Las Palmas and a bunker stop was made at Port Nqgura, South Africa. During parts of the voyage transit speeds up to 9 knots were reached.The ENSCO 5006 is a semi submersible drilling rig, capable for drilling operations up to 7,600 meters. The 1999-built rig is owned by Scottish ENSCO Plc.[mappress]Fairmount, May 6, 2014
Many of the Law Society’s suggestions would not achieve savings, but create further cost, something we all need to avoid. The suggestion that prosecutors should meet the cost of acquittals, instead of central funds, simply passes cost from one area of public expenditure to another – effectively robbing Peter to pay Paul. Furthermore, there is no evidence that the Crown Prosecution Service is inefficient in bringing cases. In fact, the latest data shows that crown court convictions are now at 81% and magistrates’ court convictions at 86.8%. The real issue is why so many defendants who eventually plead guilty do not admit their guilt earlier in proceedings. There is good evidence to show that associate prosecutors are effective and efficient prosecutors in magistrates’ courts. It is notable that one of our associate prosecutors successfully prosecuted a well-known musician who was being defended by a silk. The Law Society is also wrong in suggesting that greater use of wasted costs will produce savings. It will simply create more satellite litigation between publicly funded parties, increasing costs overall. Peter Lewis, Chief executive, Crown Prosecution Service
The beginning of this week saw the Russian rouble suffer its greatest one-day fall since 1998, dropping by 6.5 percent against the dollar. The slide has been put down to a combination of plunging oil prices and the detrimental effect of the sanctions imposed on the country, following Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine.Yesterday, Vladimir Putin delivered an impassioned state of the union address to the federal assembly, encouraging his fellow Russians to remain resilient in the face of hard times, and proposing that the sanctions are not necessarily a disadvantage, but only a means in which the country can be motivated to achieve its goals more effectively.The Moscow Times quoted Putin as saying that “Russia will be open for the world, for cooperation, for attracting foreign investments, for carrying out joint projects. But the main thing we need to understand is that our development depends on ourselves first and foremost.” Putin is unwavering in his resolution, and he is backed by the majority of the Russian population. But it is unclear what effect the country’s crumbling economy and the oil price crash will have on Putin’s Russia next year. Moreover, the lower oil prices fall, the weaker the Russian government’s budget position is likely to become. Russia has been warned that it will fall into recession next year.With the oil and gas sector providing a substantial amount of work for project forwarders operating in the Russian market, the tumbling oil price is a strong cause for concern. Oil majors are certain to scale back exploration capital investments as profitability plummets, and the supporting heavy lift and project logistics community will be forced to reassess its exposure to the shrinking market.HLPFI will focus on the sector in its annual feature on Russia in the March/April 2015 edition of the magazine. If you have any comments or would like to contribute to the article, please contact Annie Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 1689 857 631. In businessFurther update on BBC surchargesAmending its previous notifications, and in response to offset regional cost characteristics, BBC Chartering has altered its low sulphur surcharges on trade lanes crossing emission control areas.UTi and DSV respond to acquisition rumoursDSV and UTi Worldwide responded to a Bloomberg article published on December 3, which reported that the two companies have been evaluating the possibility of entering into an agreement concerning DSV’s acquisition of UTi.Broekman Group divestsAfter 30 years, the Broekman Group is saying farewell to both its Car Terminal and the Broekman Automotive Division, which have both been acquired by C.RO Ports.Bremen seeks offshore terminal operatorThe Federal Land of Bremen has initiated a Europe-wide tender procedure to find an operator for the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB). Contractual obligationsAnother mark in the sand for SeawaySeaway Heavy Lifting has been awarded the transportation and installation contract for the Sandbank substation by Bladt Industries.Lufthansa and ANA launch JVAll Nippon Airways (ANA) and Lufthansa Cargo have launched an air cargo joint venture, which will see both airlines execute joint sales of shipments on flights between Japan and Europe. Capacity developmentsMACS in transatlantic service launchMACS Maritime Carrier will begin a new multipurpose service connecting the UK and northwest Europe with the US Gulf, Mexico and US East Coast in January 2015.Third time lucky for Max BöglMax Bögl took delivery of its third Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 telescopic mobile crane.Happy Star makes maiden voyageBigLift Shipping’s newbuild heavy lift vessel Happy Star loaded her first cargo in Nantong.Everett plans to strengthen wharfIMCO General Construction is to begin work on a USD2.55 million upgrade at the Port of Everett’s South Terminal, strengthening the wharf in order to support heavier ro-ro cargo operations. Shipment of the weekCoordinadora ships four modules, two weighing almost 1,000 tonnes, for the OPTARA oil refinery project in Antwerp. On the moveLerwick strengthens management teamThe board of Lerwick Port Authority is strengthening its senior management team in light of the continuing activity and development at the Scottish harbour.Leo launches in MyanmarFPS Logistics Thailand (FPST), a wholly owned subsidiary of Leo Global Logistics, has established a new operation in Myanmar. Network and association developments Ruru Company in Tanzania and Infinity Cargo from Hong Kong joined the Pacific Power Logistics (PPL) network.The XLProjects (XLP) network gained Moroccan Cargo Partner as a new member in Morocco. All about EvieEvie was excited to hear this week that two of Finnair’s Airbus 321 aircraft will take to the skies in Christmas livery again this year, with the airline being dubbed the ‘Official Airline of Santa Claus’ again.She will be waiting at her bedroom window to catch sight of the Finnish airline dropping Santa off on her rooftop.In another airfreight development, Evie congratulates Aeros on the delivery of its latest 40D Sky Dragon airship to Mexico-based operators, and hopes to soon see some more news about the progress of the Aeroscraft and it heavy lift capabilites, which could help transform the heavy air cargo industry.News also reached Evie this week of the SC&RA’s 2015 Specialized Transportation Symposium, which has been set for March 3-6 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, Georgia.With attendance expected to surpass that of the 2014 symposium, Evie suggests you get booking now!Evie also commends the Project Cargo Network’s (PCN) fundraising arm – the PCN Foundation – which has raised USD14,755 for The Dream Trust in India since 2012.
Players itching to get back into action will have to continue waiting as club officials and federations prepare health and safety plans in line with the governments Covid-19regulations. Over the past few weeks, the Athlone News has spoken to different sports administrators about their Covid-19 readinessplans. In response to concerns regarding the return to sports activity,the City of Cape Town’s Mayoralcommittee member for community services and health, Dr ZahidBadroodien, ensured everyoneinvolved that the City had thingsunder control. He reminded the public thatone of their responsibilities, asthe municipality, was to ensurethat everyone follows the Covid-19 protocols as published in theNational Regulations when usingits facilities. “Under Alert Level 3 LockdownRegulations, sport and recreationfacilities remain closed to membersof the public. Only formal sports as determined in the regulations will beallowed to use the facilities, subjectto approval by the National Minister of Sports and Recreation. Noamateur or grassroots sports arecurrently allowed,” he said. “The City will take all reasonablemeasures to ensure that facilityusers are made aware of healthguidelines and support the federations and formal sporting clubsin ensuring that users observe thefollowing: health screening (whichmust be done by the users/clubs);patrons required to wear masksas and when they access facilities;limited use and bookings of facilities; social distancing and frequentsanitisation.” New measures, he said, may beintroduced as and when deemednecessary. “It must be noted thatthe City relies on the users toensure compliance.” Dr Badroodien also made itclear that the responsibility is onthe clubs and federations to applyto the relevant authorities andmeet the national requirements. “They are also required to putplans in place on how they willmitigate the spread of Covid-19 bypreparing health and safety plansprior to returning to training. Federations and clubs must,therefore, familiarise themselvesand comply with the most currentregulations at all times. Safety plans will have to besubmitted to Recreation and Parksmanagement for review beforeapproval can be given for use ofthe facility,” he said. Asked whether sports federations and club were made aware oftheir responsibilities, Dr Badroodien said the City regularly engageswith the federations as part ofstakeholder engagement and allefforts will be made to advise themof national regulations throughexisting forums. “Meetings with the federationsare taking place, and variousaspects of the impact of Covid-19have been tabled for discussion.It must be noted that no informalgatherings are allowed under AlertLevel 3 lockdown regulations.” His department, he said, is busystudying the latest directives relating to sport activities and maydevelop operating proceduresbased on the national directives asand when required. 1 of 2 Players itching to get back into action will have to continue waiting as club officials and federations prepare health and safety plans in line with the governments Covid-19regulations. The City of Cape Towns Mayoral committee member for community services and health, Dr Zahid Badroodien.
Published: August 19, 2016 3:36 PM EDT SHARE LAS VEGAS (AP) – A U.S. Air Force helicopter crash that injured four military members on a remote Nevada training range was the second crash in one day involving flights from a base hosting an international combat training exercise.The crew members were treated at a base hospital for minor injuries after an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter went down Thursday during a night practice mission, Nellis Air Force Base officials said Friday.The crash happened at an undisclosed location on the Nevada Test and Training Range, a vast area with more than 5,000 square miles of air space restricted to military operations.A Nellis base spokesman, Senior Airman Timothy Young, provided no additional information Friday about the conditions of the injured helicopter crew members, the identity of their home units, or how the crash occurred.Military officials in Israel and Pakistan confirmed Friday that they have units taking part in ongoing “red flag” training exercises at Nellis.Air commodore Syed Muhammad Ali of the Pakistan Air Force compared the exercise to the Olympics for air forces.The 55th Fighter Squadron from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina also was taking part, said Senior Airman Michael Cossaboom, a spokesman at Shaw.The helicopter crash came less than 15 hours after a civilian contractor pilot ejected from an A-4 Skyhawk jet taking part in a separate training operation. The jet crashed a short distance from runways at Nellis, about 15 miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas.The pilot, an employee of Draken International, based in Lakeland, Florida, wasn’t seriously hurt. Officials said he was treated for minor injuries and released from the base hospital.He had been role-playing as an opposition pilot during a training exercise as part of a six-month training school at the base, a company official said. The jet was destroyed.Both crashes are being investigated by the military. The jet crash is also being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board because it involved a civilian aircraft that crashed on public land.Nellis hosts a graduate-level U.S. Air Force weapons school and also serves as home to the Thunderbirds air demonstration team.The base is best-known internationally as host of periodic “red flag” and “green flag” training exercises. They allow air forces from the U.S. and allies to conduct mock battles over a restricted military reserve half the size of the state of New Jersey. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. No serious injuries in Nevada air base chopper, jet crashes