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The original riding ring at the plant, owned by LKAB, had begun showing cracks and appeared difficult to repair, so the owner decided to replace the old model with a new one rather than risk a delay in prodyction.Weighing 192 tonnes and measuring 8.6 m high by 3.6 m wide, the riding ring was located in the 42 m long rotary kiln. The only way to access the ring was by crane, descending 19 m from an opening in the plant’s roof.The Terex CC 6800 crane was equipped with a 48 m main boom and 48 m luffing jib in a super lift configuration. In addition, the crane features a Vario-Superlift system, which means that the radius can be adjusted from 15 m to 24 m, said Terex.Havator used a maximum of 320 tonnes of counterweight on the superlift tray, while the crane itself was balanced with 170 tonnes of counterweight on the superstructure. Terex explained that this enhanced the machine’s stability and manoeuvrability at the LKAB site, as well as enabling Havator’s crews to work more easily in the plant’s space-restricted areas.”The crane had been working on a project in Hammerfest, Norway, when we realised it had the right capacity and set-up for the LKAB project,” said Havator manager Bengt Hedlin. “We dismantled it and transported it 650 km to Kiruna. Using 38 trucks, we had the crane in place and ready for use in six days..Before the project began, Havator worked with LKAB to plan how the lifts could be achieved in the shortest amount of time possible. LKAB also stressed to Havator the importance of job security and maintaining a safe working environment on site.Once all the preparations were in place, Havator’s operations crew – comprising three crane operators and riggers – used the Terex CC 6800 crane to remove the old riding ring from the kiln at a 42 m radius, before picking up the new ring at a 20 m radius, lifting it 47 m from the ground, turning 45 degrees and lowering it by 19 m into the kiln.”Both lifts were carried out at night because the timetable was short, and it was necessary to do them as soon as the opportunity arose,” explained Hedlin. “In addition to the two riding ring lifts, ten more lifts were undertaken to remove smaller units of equipment from inside the kiln for other maintenance repairs.” www.havator.comwww.terex.com
SHARE Wal-Mart stores rack up thousands of SWFL police calls FORT MYERS, Fla. — Wal-Mart is known for its low prices, but the big-box retailer is also noteworthy for its high volume of reported crime.From August 2015 through August 2016, police responded to 3,455 calls at Wal-Mart stores in Lee County. There were 1,495 police calls to Wal-Marts in Charlotte County and 1,261 in Collier County during that same span.One Lee County store by itself elicited 1,232 calls.“Being open 24 hours kind of promotes the environment for crimes of opportunity to occur,” said Chris Knotts, a former Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputy who now works for Naples Security Solutions, a private security firm.Knotts and Mike Perl, the firm’s co-founder, believe that the store’s wide selection and self-checkout option contribute to the volume of crime. Regardless, his concern is that it all adds up to an overuse of resources that drains taxpayer money.“For a minor crime, now you’re talking hours to write a report, if there’s an arrest now you have to transport, so you’re taking an officer off the road that can be responding to you know, more important types of calls,” Knotts said.A Wal-Mart spokesperson said the company is investing in technology and staff to help combat the issue. The chain is also working on a restorative justice program in which first-time low-risk offenders have the chance to participate in an education course in lieu of prosecution, an executive said. Related Articles: Published: October 31, 2016 11:58 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.
Mark Lewis and Jack MonroeSource: REX/ShuttershockHigh-profile media lawyer Mark Lewis, who is Jewish, was fined £2,500 at the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal following a three-day hearing. He was found to have acted with a lack of integrity and to have failed to uphold the confidence the public places in the profession when he ‘wished death’ to abusers on social media. Within two days of the judgment, Lewis’s supporters had crowdfunded enough money to pay both his fine and a £10,000 costs order.Lewis told the Gazette he has received more than 5,000 abusive messages from far-right organisations, including a death threat sent to his former firm and one to his home address.The SRA took the unprecedented step of stating in its decision notice to prosecute him that it did not condone in any way the actions of any individuals involved in exchanges with Lewis.The solicitor, who is taking advice on a possible appeal, said: ‘It is incredible to be part of a profession that is more keen to prosecute the victim than defend. When the SRA had to choose between Holocaust-denying neo-Nazis and a Jewish solicitor it chose the neo-Nazis. It is on the wrong side of history. It has brought the profession into disrepute.’Lewis said the moral and financial support of the legal community showed he is far from alone in believing the SRA’s position to be ‘absurd’.Many lawyers took to social media to back Lewis. Simon Myerson QC tweeted that the SRA was ‘covered in shame’.‘They picked on a Jew subject to racist abuse,’ Myerson added. ‘They punished him as a solicitor for responding to death threats.’A spokesperson for the SRA said: ‘We prosecute solicitors and their firms where we believe they have breached our standards. We believed that was the case here and the tribunal agreed with us.’ The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has come under fire for prosecuting a solicitor who was subject to a deluge of online threats and anti-Semitic abuse.
BRAZIL: A five-year memorandum of understanding for Brazil and China to co-operate on railway projects was one of 32 bilateral agreements signed in Brasília on July 17 during an official visit by President Xi Jinping of China.‘Our relations are developing with an unparalleled speed in many areas of co-operation’, said President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff. ‘China and Brazil are the biggest developing economies in their respective hemispheres, growing closer all the time’.According to the Ministry of Transport, the agreement will cover the exchange of best practice in areas including railway construction and freight operations. It also aims to encourage private-sector investment in new railways in Brazil, as well as co-operation on upgrading projects.In addition, Brazil and China have signed an agreement with Peru to examine the feasibility of building a transcontinental railway between Brazil and Peru, which would serve large areas of agricultural production and mineral extraction. On the Brazilian side, the Ministry of Transport says it is preparing to call tenders for a concession to build 883 km of new railway from Campinorte in Goiás state to Lucas do Rio Verde in Mato Grosso. Planning is underway for a further 1 510 km through Sapezal to Porto Velho, which would be extended via Rio Branco and Cruzerio do Sul in Acre state to reach the Peruvian border.China Railway Construction Corp is reported to have signed an agreement with Camargo Corrêa to examine the potential for bidding together on railway concession projects in Brazil.
SWEDEN: Port authority Göteborgs Hamn expects rail market share to grow from early 2018 when the Göteborg intermodal terminal is moved from its current central site to a new location adjacent to the port’s roll-on roll-off terminal.The current terminal handles 12 trains and 200 lorries on a typical weekday, with freight being transhipped to road for distribution in the region. The city council and Trafikverket have recently reached an agreement for the facility to be relocated, to enable the site to be redeveloped as part of the Västlänken cross-city rail tunnel project. The new site offers ‘an extremely advantageous location,’ according to Arvid Guthed, Vice-President of Port Development at Göteborgs Hamn. ‘Heavy road traffic will be directed away from the city centre to the major roads leading to and from the port. Generally, a higher proportion of transport will take place by rail instead of road.’Half of the containers passing through the port currently travel by rail, and putting the intermodal terminal in the heart of the port would provide new opportunities to switch traffic from road to rail, according to Guthed.Göteborgs Hamn is currently holding discussions with a view to appointing an operator for new facility by the end of the year. The current terminal is operated by Green Cargo.The existing terminal also handles timber and paper arriving by rail. From March 31 2017 these activities will be transferred to existing facilities within the port.
Yes, you’ve read the title of this article correctly, I am as surprised as you are by it and yet the fact remains that it’s true. We’ve already seen Mr X in a mankini and had him replaced by Thomas the Tank Engine so it seems that replacing Mr X with the feathery villain from Untitled Goose Game is the next logical step after all!This spectacle is being made possible by the efforts of modder ZombieAli who plans on replacing Mr X’s sinister hulking form with the goose who quite frankly is one of the biggest bastards I’ve ever come across in a game. Taking to Twitter, ZombieAli has confirmed “And yes, the final version will include extra HONKS,”Untitled Goose Chase? #Modding #RE2 #MrX #UntitleGooseGame @panic pic.twitter.com/IZUGLTxDS6— 🏳️🌈 ΛLISTΞR 🏳️🌈 (@xZombieAlix) October 19, 2019The mod is still a work in progress and ZombieAli hasn’t given an indication as to when it will go live. He has, however, released a short clip via Twitter showing us what we can expect and it’s glorious. What could be scarier than walking down a dimly lit corridor to be confronted by a giant goose with a tendency to steal your shoelaces?
Earlier this week the Broward County Commission joined the cities of Miami, Miami Gardens, Pompano Beach, Pinecrest, South Miami, Cutler Bay and Lauderhill, in filing a lawsuit against the state of Florida. The law is seeking the state to remove a law that prevents local governments from passing tighter gun control laws.According to the County, filing the lawsuit was influenced by the pushback from students and parents arising from the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14 this year. Make 2011 Florida law unconstitutional The lawsuit filed on Monday seeks the court’s ruling making a 2011 Florida law unconstitutional. Under the terms of that law, signed by Governor Rick Scott, a local (city or county) official can be fined $5,000 or be removed from office if that official attempts to introduce or pass gun control laws outside of laws passed by the state legislature. The commissioners argue that the county should have the right, and is better equipped, under the “home rule” clause of Florida’s constitution, to impose gun control.Commissioner Nancy Rich says if a county or city see the necessity, and wants, to pass effective gun control laws that county or city should be allowed to do so. “That makes complete sense, as by having the right to pass such laws at the local level it enhances the ability to keep our communities safer.”First Florida countyBroward County is the first Florida County to file such a lawsuit, but according to reports Miami-Dade County is also contemplating filing a similar suit.Beverly Ammar, a Broward resident, voter and business woman, said she “is flabbergasted to learn that county and city officials can be fined, and even removed from office, if they try to pass and enforce gun legislation. The local municipalities really have little power to protect us citizens.”“Basically ineffective”According to local attorney Malcolm Bernard even if the county and the city passes gun control legislation like Broward did in April these are “basically ineffective” under the law. “If the County wants to enforce the legislation it could mean commissioners could be removed by the state governor,” he said.In April, the Broward County Commission passed a resolution that includes having a five-day waiting period before a firearm can be purchased in the county, and to regulate the sale of certain gun accessories. According to Bernard, those resolutions are basically “window dressing” as the current law makes the commissioner, and commissioner in other counties and cities “toothless.”
Parties and festivities cancelled in Thailand for the next 30 days as the country enters one year of mourning the passing of King Bhumibol AdulyadejPrime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha declared the one-year mourning period and urged people to refrain from organizing entertainment events for 30 days. But he has also made clear that life must go on, and urged businesses to remain open to ensure the nation does not “lose its credibility.”Bangkok’s gold gilded Grand Palace will remain closed to tourists since it will be the venue for the royal funeral rites.Millions of Thais are dressing in black or white , including mannequins displayed in luxury shopping malls to show mourningNo foreign government has suggested its nationals to cancel trip plans, but several have issued advisories. Canada called on its citizens to “refrain from any behavior that may be interpreted as festive, disrespectful or disorderly,” Britain urged its nationals to “wear somber and respectful clothing when in public,” and the US called on Americans to maintain “decorum during this extended period of profound mourning.” according to AP.More than 30 million tourists visit Thailand every year, accounting for about 10 percent of government revenue.