August 1, 2021

United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The rave reviews keep coming in for “Driving Miss Daisy”

first_img Please enter your name here Mayor Joe Kilsheimer: “Great performances for opening night at ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ A must see.”“I went to see this play tonight at our Apopka Community Center. I admit because I had never been there, I was a little skeptical because of the venue, but it was great! The local actors did an amazing job. I highly recommend it. I promise you will not be disappointed.” -Lucy Eagle Clevenger “Opening Night last evening – Apopka’s own, Mark Wright-Ahearn starring in his First play here in Hometown. He stars as ‘Hoke’, Miss Daisy’s chauffeur & friend. The scenery & music takes you back to those early decades that changed our nation and the story of an enduring Friendship. I loved the play. Sitting in the audience, you are part of the stage. Come on out to the Community Theatre and enjoy an evening ‘Driving Miss Daisy’. Thank each one for sharing their talent & their own time to bring this beautiful play to stage here in Apopka.”– Commissioner Diane Velazquez“You must go see this great rendition of Driving Miss Daisy. The story is wonderful, the acting is great and the message is delightful. We saw it opening night…you have next weekend to go. Make your plans now. You won’t be sorry!” – Stuart Morrell TAGSAHA PlayersDriving Miss Daisy Previous articleIsadora Dean to be interviewed on “My Hometown” today on WBZW 1520 AMNext article5 essential spring home improvement projects Sheri Austin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom “…they did a great job!  Don’t miss it!” – Linette DowdellCommissioner Diane Velazquez: “The scenery & music takes you back to those early decades that changed our nation and the story of an enduring Friendship. I loved the play.”center_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply “Great performance!” – Scott Irwin“It was great!” – LaShonda Bolden Quinn“Awesome performance!” – Alesha Irwin“Storytelling at its finest! The three actors’ performances pull at your heartstrings. There’s visual history on the big screen, a music soundtrack (which I secretly sung along to) and a set that transports you to another time and place (loved the coin phone booth)! I highly encourage the community to attend this top notch experience!” – Terri Morrell“You’ll love the intimate setting and the great acting. Don’t miss this delightful performance!” – Geri Garnet Unrue“Great performances at opening night for ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ A must-see!” – Mayor Joe Kilsheimer“This play really is a must-see! Acting is terrific as is the set design!” – Nancy Greene“Attended the AHA Players Driving Miss Daisy.  Great production! You must go to see…totally, my favorite!” – Jacki Werzman Sandler“Had the best time last night with friends at the AHA Players, Apopka’s Community Theater. Couldn’t believe the fantastic job they did putting on “Driving Miss Daisy,” performing there this weekend and next. So worth the time.” – Mary FlynnVFW will be selling “adult beverages” at the bar with all bar sales benefitting VFW Post 10147. Aunt Gingibread’s Bakery will be selling their freshly baked cookies & cupcakes with the profits from their sales going to the Apopka High School Chorus!Beer, cupcakes and a wonderful show-now THAT’s a night (or Sunday afternoon) on the town! From the AHA PlayersOnly three more chances to see the AHA Players production of “Driving Miss Daisy” this weekend. Performances April 22 -24, Friday & Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance online or at the door.Audience member comments about this past weekend’s performances: “If you have not made it out to a play at the Apopka Community Theatre…You NEED to make it a priority!  Tonight we had the privilege to see “Driving Miss Daisy!” What a fabulous performance and I was just so proud of Mark Wright-Ahern! You are SO very talented and I’m honored to call you my friend! Thank you to the AHA group for putting on such a quality performance and looking forward to the next show! They really did an amazing job. It was SO intimate and really allowed you to be transformed into a different place….captured the essence of what a community theatre is.”– Kelly Uren Baloun You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Nemani Nadolo HUGE charge sends debutant flying and leads to great Crusaders try

first_imgFriday Mar 4, 2016 Nemani Nadolo HUGE charge sends debutant flying and leads to great Crusaders try The Crusaders beat the Blues 28-13 in a Super Rugby Round two match earlier today, with this try being the pick of them, set up by a sensational bit of play by giant Fijian, Nemani Nadolo. Here is a look at the try, and the massive bump-off by the big winger.Nadolo sparked the try with a good catch and a casual swat away of flanker Blake Gibson before picking up a head of steam to barge into the attempted tackle of new Blues recruit, Matt Duffie.Former NRL player Duffie went airborne, and after possession was recycled, the Crusaders linked up to score a classic try, with Read eventually diving over after a nice offload.Last week we saw 130kg Nadolo bundled into touch by a far smaller man, but on this occasion there was no chance of that happening, as Duffie tried to simply put his body in the way, but the laws of physics said nope, we know better. Great try all in all.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Inventing the Nonprofit Sector: And Other Essays on Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Nonprofit Organizations

first_imgInventing the Nonprofit Sector: And Other Essays on Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Nonprofit Organizations About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 July 2008 | Newslast_img read more

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Verizon strike wins victory for all workers

first_imgJune 6 — After 45 days on the picket line, 39,000 striking Verizon workers went back to work on June 4. Members of the Communications Workers and International Electrical Workers are voting, starting now, on a new four-year contract. Voting will be completed June 17.“Verizon knows that they got their ass kicked and they know it’s time for us to celebrate,” said CWA President Chris Shelton. “This was the best strike I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.” A IBEW System Council T-6 report to members stated, “We have emerged from an ideological war with a corporation that believed that this was their opportunity to break the union. The exact opposite happened.” The union bargaining council was chaired by IBEW Local 2222 Business Agent Myles Calvey, who was called a “rock star” of the Boston labor movement by a Verizon union steward.This was the longest strike in recent years and the biggest since the previous Verizon strike in 2011. Then the IBEW and CWA combined had 45,000 members at Verizon. With a loss of 6,000 jobs since 2011, jobs and job security were a major issue in this strike. The job protection language that the unions fought for in the past, which Verizon sought to gut, is mostly intact. A company proposal to make workers transfer out of state, away from their families and communities — just to keep their jobs — was forced off the table. A major concern of the workers was the outsourcing of call center positions. In the end, Verizon agreed to hire an additional 1,300 call center workers as well as create new technician jobs.Current workers’ base pay will rise almost 11 percent by 2019. Monthly pension payments to retired workers were also increased. Strike pushed Verizon backVerizon made other demands for concessions from the workers, but the strike pushed them back. These included a scheme to freeze pensions after 30 years of service. Under the old contract, pension credits continue to accrue for as long as a worker keeps working. The company also wanted to take away the union’s right to bargain on behalf of retirees.  Verizon’s threat to eliminate the cost-of-living allowance was also blocked. The company lost its bid to make Sunday a regular, straight-time work day. Also, management wanted to pay overtime only when the worker put in more than 40 hours during a week — which is the minimum requirement under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act. That means workers would lose overtime pay rates when they worked weekends, holidays and after eight hours on a given day, unless it added up to more than 40 hours a week. (The United Auto Workers lost similar overtime pay during the 2009 GM and Chrysler bankruptcies, and it has yet to be fully restored.) For the first time, low-wage wireless retail workers at two stores — in Everett, Mass., and Brooklyn, N.Y. — have a union contract. This means they are not mere “employees at will.” They have a grievance procedure and a union to defend them from wrongful discharge by this anti-worker company. Before this contract, workers had to to jump through hoops to get bonuses for achieving “performance” targets; now these are paid without conditions.This tremendous breakthrough opens the door for a mass organizing campaign in Verizon’s wireless retail sector. A successful union drive in this sector would reverberate throughout the retail industry and be a major boost to the struggle for a $15/hour minimum wage, known as “Fight for 15.”The unions won improvements to a special retirement buyout program, but the company has more leeway in administering the program. Verizon will surely try to use it to reduce the number of higher seniority workers with traditional pensions. Since 2011, newer hires are in a separate 401k pension tier, where they are not guaranteed a specific pension.There was one key area where it appears the company got what it wanted. Rising health care costs have been passed on to union members in the form of higher monthly premiums, co-pays and deductibles. Some workers are angry about these higher out-of-pocket costs, which the wage increases might not fully offset.A sense of power at the point of productionThe militant strike was highly effective. The poor service being provided by strikebreakers was driving customers away. Company stock was falling. Beyond that, the potential breakdown of telecommunications — now essential to the basic function of the capitalist economy — was a threat the capitalist state recognized. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez called Verizon and the CWA and IBEW together and pushed them to reach an agreement.It would be simplistic to analyze this or any strike’s impact only by using a base calculation of the gains and losses on either side. Even those have to be weighted; they must be seen in the context of the time and place in which the terms of a contract — really the terms and conditions that mitigate class exploitation — are fought out. At one time, the word “concessions” was used to define what the boss could be pressured to “concede” to the union to maintain class peace and avoid disruptions to production. But now, since the Reagan administration broke the air traffic controllers’ strike in 1981, that word is used to mean what workers have been forced to give up — that is, the class opposite.As early as 1848 in the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx wrote about unions and strikes. “Now and then the workers are victorious, but only for a time. The real fruit of their battles lies, not in the immediate result, but in the ever expanding union of the workers.” Solidarity with strikersThe unity of the workers on the Verizon picket lines, which stretched from Massachusetts to Virginia, was tremendous. The strike brought workers of all nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, abilities and ages together. It won the hearts of workers and oppressed people, organized and unorganized. Every union in the country made this strike their strike through material aid, walking with the strikers and adopting stores that they picketed on their own. Philippine unions, who know the super-exploitation of call center workers there, supported the strike.That Verizon “knows they got their ass kicked” is probably true, although the ruling class may arrogantly try to spin this workers’ victory into its opposite. What really matters is what the workers know. They struck back at the point of production. They stopped a company, hell-bent on breaking their union, in its tracks. They went back to work with a newfound awareness of their collective strength.The whole labor movement feels ownership of the Verizon win. This strike could mark a historic turning point toward “the ever expanding union of the workers.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Newspaper seized over story about harassment of journalists

first_imgNews Equatorial GuineaAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Follow the news on Equatorial Guinea August 4, 2017 Newspaper seized over story about harassment of journalists President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, June 16, 2009 in Libreville Photo Martin Bureau. AFP Equatorial GuineaAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Condemning this week’s confiscation of a newspaper issue and the frequent intimidation of journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges Equatorial Guinea’s government to stop harassing the media and to train security forces in respecting the journalists’ ability to work freely. May 18, 2020 Find out more Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives RSF_en The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information center_img The authorities gave orders on 1 August to withdraw all copies of the latest issue of the pro-government weekly Ebano from sale and then burn the entire issue because of an article about government harassment of the media and journalists in Equatorial Guinea. The story was based on an interview with Samuel Obiang Mbana, a freelance reporter for Agence France-Presse, Deutsche Welle and Africa No. 1 radio, who called on the government to train the security forces to respect the role of the media and to let journalists to their job. In the interview, Obiang Mbana described his latest run-in with the security forces at a political meeting a few days ago, when a plainclothes policeman accosted him and a reporter for the newspaper El Lector, confiscated their camera memory cards and took them to the security ministry, where they were later released. “This is a blatant violation of the right to access information,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Aside from the island where Malabo, the capital, is located, most of the country is cut off from freely-reported news and information. Journalists are followed and threatened. The Internet is censored. We urge the authorities to let journalists work properly, especially with parliamentary elections due in December.” Hounded by the security forces According to the information obtained by RSF, Obiang Mbana was denied access to a press conference by the interior minister on 26 July on the grounds that “His Excellency said he did not want Africa No. 1.” As the article reported, Obiang Mbana has often been arrested or harassed by the authorities in connection with his work in recent years. In March 2016, for example, he was arrested while covering the use of force by police to break up a student demonstration in Malabo. Neither his equipment nor his photos were returned to him when he was freed after being held for eight hours at police headquarters. Equatorial Guinea has been ruled since 1979 by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who keeps the civilian population and the media under the closest control and predictably won another term in April 2016. The very few independent media outlets are subject to frequent obstruction, while journalists can be detained without charge. There is constant censorship with the aim of silencing all criticism of the regime. It extends to foreign reporters, who are often denied visas or forcibly expelled. Equatorial Guinea is ranked 171st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling another three places in the past year. News June 15, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Not even coronavirus escapes Equatorial Guinea’s extreme censorship Reports News Organisation last_img read more

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Jacobs Designs Award-Winning Facility for Pfizer

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that a project it executed on behalf of received the 2014 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) from the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), the sponsor of the awards program.Pfizer Ireland’s Network Strategy Implementation Expansion Capacity project re-purposed existing manufacturing space to add capacity for new vaccine and multi-product, small-to-medium scale drug substance bioprocess suites at Pfizer’s Grange Castle plant in Clondalkin, South County Dublin.Jacobs provided design services for the project, utilizing a lean management strategy program during the design process to ensure flow and operations. FOYA judges were impressed with the project team’s ability to effectively maintain supply while demolition, construction, start-up and integration activities progressed.In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Chris Nagel stated, “It’s a pleasure to celebrate the success of this award-winning project with Pfizer. We value our long-standing relationship and appreciate the trust they continue to place in us to support their business needs.”The FOYA program recognizes pharmaceutical manufacturing projects that use new and innovative technologies to enhance project delivery and reduce production costs of high quality medicines for patients worldwide. Jacobs has designed projects that were selected as the overall FOYA winner for the past three years.Jacobs, one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services, consistently delivers award-winning pharmaceutical and biotechnology projects worldwide. Make a comment Community News Business News HerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribecenter_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Jacobs Designs Award-Winning Facility for Pfizer From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 10:58 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Fannie Mae: Housing Driving Economic Growth

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae: Housing Driving Economic Growth Share Save Fannie Mae: Housing Driving Economic Growth About Author: Seth Welborn November 18, 2019 2,155 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Economy 2019-11-18 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing supported the larger economy in Q3 2019, but despite this growth, global political uncertainty poses a risk to the forecast tipping to the downside. The Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group expects one more rate cut from the Federal Reserve in early 2020 before pausing for the remainder of the year, leading to an upgraded 2020 forecast for real GDP growth of 1.9%. Housing added to growth in Q3 into the Q4 and the first half of 2020.The Fannie Mae ESR Group notes that housing should also continue to function as a positive contributor to growth in the near term, as indicated by both new and existing single-family home sales advancing in Q3, as well as pending home sales, permits, and starts. However, persistent supply and affordability constraints continue to hold back household formation, inhibiting housing market activity.“Even as global uncertainties mount, we continue to expect the domestic economy to produce solid, if not spectacular, growth,” said Fannie Mae SVP and Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “A stronger-than-expected Q3 contributed to the downward revision to our Q4 forecast, as some of the previously expected weakness in trade and inventories appears likely to have been pushed back into this quarter. Still, consumer spending is likely to continue driving the expansion forward, and with the passage of the budget act and a reprieve in trade tensions we’ve revised upward our forecast for full-year 2020 growth. We also continue to expect the Fed to cut interest rates only one more time in the foreseeable future, in early 2020, as a hedge against the sizeable downside risks and to counteract muted inflation.”Duncan added, “Positive contributions from single-family housing construction, home improvements, and brokers fees pushed residential fixed investment growth to a robust 5.1% annualized pace this past quarter, and we forecast continued but moderating strength as construction activity and home sales growth continue at a slower pace. With mortgage rates normalizing, we expect a decline in refinance activity in 2020, with the refinance share of originations dropping from a projected 37% in 2019 to 31%. Of course, the housing market as a whole remains constrained by the persistent supply and affordability issues, which is particularly unfortunate given the current strength of consumer demand for reasonably priced homes.” Related Articlescenter_img Previous: Fed Discusses Market Health Next: “Positive Conditions” Leading to Strong Home Builder Confidence Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe  Print This Post Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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2 firms involved in building Florida bridge that collapsed had past accusations of unsafe practices

first_img@GabrielaRose12/Twitter(MIAMI) — At least two firms involved in the construction of a pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University, killing 6 people, have previously been accused of unsafe practices that resulted in people being injured, documents show.Figg Bridge Engineers, the firm that designed the FIU-Sweetwater UniversityCity Bridge in Miami, was also involved in the construction of a bridge in Virginia of which a 90-ton section collapsed in 2012 while it was under construction, according to the Virginian Pilot. The bridge, which was being built over a river between Chesapeake and Portsmouth, Virginia, collapsed onto railroad tracks below, causing minor injuries to workers, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry confirmed to ABC News.The state cited the firm for not properly inspecting a girder for the bridge and had not obtained written consent from the manufacturer before modifying it, the Pilot reported.Jay Withrow, director of the legal support division for Virginia’s state labor department, said his agency was not alleging that the behavior covered by the citation contributed to the failure of the equipment in the bridge collapse, according to the Pilot.“Trying to figure out what failed in what sequence is difficult,” Withrow said. “We’re not saying one way or another whether [the alleged violations] had anything to do with the accident at this point.”Figg’s project manager, W. Jay Rohleder, released a written statement stressing that the incident had no bearing on the stability of the bridge, the Pilot reported.“The incident that occurred during construction was a construction equipment property damage issue that had nothing to do with the final bridge,” Rohleder said. “The proposed citation is not related to the structural integrity of the completed project in any way and is not the reason the erection truss required replacing.”Virginia slapped the firm with a $28,000 fine, which was reduced to $9,800 through negotiations, according to OSHA documents.Another company involved in the building of the Florida International University bridge, Munilla Construction Management, has also had at least one prior allegation connected to its work.The company, based in Miami, was sued earlier this month by a federal Transportation Security Administration officer at Fort Lauderdale International Airport who alleges that a temporary bridge walkway put up by Munilla to allow airport workers to access restrooms during construction collapsed beneath him, resulting in severe injuries, according to the TSA officer’s lawyer and his lawsuit.The construction firm has not yet responded to the lawsuit in court.ABC News reached out to Munilla and Figg Bridge Engineers, but both companies have yet to respond beyond public statements released about the Miami bridge collapse.“We are all devastated and doing everything we can to assist. We will conduct a full investigation to determine exactly what went wrong,” Munilla said in a statement.Figg said in its statement that it will “fully cooperate with every appropriate authority” and that “in our 40-year history, nothing like this has ever happened before.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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News in brief

first_img Previous Article Next Article E-learning news in brief – The Training Foundation and the European Institute for e-Learning (EIfEL)have jointly announced that EIfEL certification is now available for candidateswho successfully complete the Certified e-Learning Professional and are awardeda CeLP certificate or diploma by the UK Institute of IT Training. TheseEuropean awards will also qualify holders to apply for corporate membership ofEIfEL. The CeLP programme consists of some 300 learner hours of tutor-supportede-learning.  www.trainingfoundation.com   www.eife-l.org– There are now 2,000 students from more than 80 different countriesenrolled in the KIT eLearning online masters programme. The programme isavailable internationally in partnership with the University of Liverpool.Courses are designed to completed in conjunction with a career and claim to becheaper than campus-based equivalents.  www.kitcampus.com– Global ship power supplier Wartsilia is deploying the Saba EnterpriseLearning Suite at the Wartsilia Land And Sea Academy. Wartsilia which alsoprovides power generation systems, runs a range of training courses around theworld (as well as online) for its customers and its 12,500 employees.  www.saba.com News in briefOn 1 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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