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Personalised Experiences, Neighbourhood ‘Live Sites’ And Temporary Venues Help Create More Inclusive, Cost-Effective Olympic Games Predicts Arup

3rd May 2018 Design, engineering and consulting firm Arup, has been involved in some of the best-known sporting destinations from the Singapore Sports Hub, through to the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube in Beijing and many of the venues and long-terms plans for London 2012 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic... 

E-VIA FLEX-E mobility, Italy, France and Spain

By: Sheila Barradas     9th March 2018 The project entails the installation of 14 ultrafast charging stations in Europe. 

Crop munching pest in Africa raises hunger threat

By: Reuters     29th January 2018 A crop munching worm that can fly up to 100 km (60 miles) at night is spreading rapidly across Africa, threatening food production and the livelihoods of millions of farmers already struggling with conflicts and drought, experts said on Friday. The larvae form of fall armyworm prefers maize, but... 

NDZ not Zuma’s candidate in ANC leadership race 

By: Aubrey Matshiqi     22nd September 2017 Let me start by quoting from the book Dictator, by Robert Harris – a book about Rome and the last 15 years of Cicero: “You have the soldiers but no legitimacy, we have the legitimacy but no soldiers. What we do both have, however, is a common enemy.” Another bit from the same book: “Your speeches... 

Diplomatic doldrums for Pretoria?

By: Keith Campbell     24th February 2017 While much local media attention has been devoted to US President Donald Trump, there has been something that, from a South African perspective, was much more important. This was the outcome of the African Union summit at the end of January. This appears to have been pretty much a diplomatic... 

Nuclear power is the way to go

By: Kelvin Kemm     9th December 2016 If one decides to build a new hospital, one would expect that medical doctors and nurses would have a major say in how the hospital should be laid out. Architects would be involved. But local church groups, the baker and butcher should not be involved. Representatives of the church could make... 

Zuma, Masutha to respond to ICC court challenge

By: News24Wire      6th December 2016 The High Court in Pretoria is expected to hear arguments from government on Tuesday on reasons for wanting to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Representatives for President Jacob Zuma, Justice Minister Michael Masutha, the National Assembly speaker, the chair of the National... 

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA' 

By: News24Wire      21st October 2016 South Africa's decision to pull out from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies has said. In an interview with News24, Allan Ngari said South Africa's move was,... 

DA to approach the courts to have ICC withdrawal set aside

By: African News Agency      21st October 2016 The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Friday it would approach the courts to have South Africa’s notice of withdrawal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) set aside on the grounds that it “is unconstitutional, irrational and procedurally flawed”. The DA said the decision by Minister of... 

Industrial group wins contract for 500 elevators and escalators

23rd September 2016 Diversified industrial group ThyssenKrupp has been awarded a contract to manufacture, supply, install and maintain more than 500 elevators and escalators for the red line north, green line and two additional major stations of Qatar capital city Doha’s upcoming metro network, which will be... 

Exxon said to join Qatar to look at giant Africa gas deal

By: Bloomberg     7th July 2016 Exxon Mobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum have teamed up to look at energy assets in Mozambique, home to some of the biggest natural-gas discoveries in a generation, according to four people with knowledge of their plans. The companies are considering buying stakes in gas fields owned by Anadarko... 

Private sector rail entry in Italy sees jump in rail market share

By: Irma Venter     1st July 2016 Airlines in Italy have received some surprise competition from high-speed rail links over the last four years, says TRA Consulting CEO and NTV studies office head Professor Andrea Giuricin. NTV operates the Italotreno nonstop service between Milan and Rome, in competition with State operator... 

Small, safe and simple modular nuclear reactors seen as offering potential 

By: Keith Campbell     25th March 2016 Last November, the international nuclear industry was delighted with the news, announced in his Spending Review and [Northern] Autumn Statement by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (equivalent to Minister of Finance) George Osborne that the British government was making “a major commitment to small... 

Small, safe and simple modular nuclear reactors seen as offering potential 

By: Keith Campbell     24th March 2016 Last November, the international nuclear industry was delighted with the news, announced in the Spending Review and [Northern] Autumn Statement by UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (equivalent to Minister of Finance) George Osborne, that the British government was making “a major commitment to small... 

The case for nuclear

By: Kelvin Kemm     13th November 2015 I am writing this column sitting in the airport just outside Hanoi, in Vietnam. I was invited by the Vietnamese nuclear authority to attend a seminar and give a presentation on the development of a Vietnamese nuclear power infrastructure. There were two foreign guests in the nuclear project... 

Worrying inaccuracies in GM article

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th October 2015 Editor – We read with interest but also with great concern the article entitled 'The promises of GM crops remain unfulfilled'. 

Strong green-motoring emphasis on display in Frankfurt

By: Irma Venter     9th October 2015 The Frankfurt Motor Show opened in Germany in September, with a strong emphasis on green motoring, as well as a little something special for James Bond fans. Sports car manufacturer Porsche presented its Mission E, the first zero-emission, all-electrically powered four-seat sports car in the... 

Electric Porsche, Bond car and Digital Transformer roar into Frankfurt show

By: Irma Venter     21st September 2015 The Frankfurt Motor Show opened in Germany last week, with a strong emphasis on green motoring, as well as a little something special for James Bond fans. Sports car manufacturer Porsche presented its Mission E, the first zero-emission, all-electrically powered four-seat sports car in the brand’s... 

1 870 MW Gibe III to be commissioned just in time for Ethiopian New Year 

By: African News Agency      17th August 2015 With one month to go before the start of the Ethiopian New Year (2008) which falls on September 11 – based on the Julian Calendar not the Gregorian Calendar which most of the world follows – Ethiopia is humming economically, as any tour of the capital city Addis Ababa and other major regional... 

Trans-Adriatic natural gas pipeline project, Caspian region and Europe

By: Sheila Barradas     24th July 2015 Technip has been awarded a project management consultancy services contract for the Trans-Adriatic natural gas pipeline project. 

Iveco: 40 years of excellence, 150 years of experience

13th July 2015 The brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary – a success story that tells of great international acclaims and vehicles that have come to symbolise commercial transport around the world. The website www.iveco40.com offers people the chance to celebrate Iveco’s 40th birthday by sharing stories in... 

Disturbing decisions and disastrous diplomacy

By: Keith Campbell     26th June 2015 There can be little doubt that the discreditable episode of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir’s attendance at the African Union summit in South Africa earlier this month has been most damaging to this country. That Al Bashir is wanted for most serious crimes by the International Criminal Court... 

Italian group awarded 20-yr Eskom supply deals under REIPPPP

By: Natalie Greve     10th June 2015 Italian multinational renewable-energy corporation Enel Green Power (EGP) has been awarded the right to sign 20-year energy supply contracts with South African utility Eskom for an additional 280 MW of wind power projects in the fourth round of government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power... 

Of Presidents, Emperors and nuclear power

By: Keith Campbell     29th May 2015 My irritation has reached the point that I can no longer ignore it. And I’m afraid that my irritation is with some of my journalistic colleagues (no, not at Engineering News, as will soon become apparent). I may seem to be being rather pedantic, yet I do feel it does have symbolic importance.... 

Knysna hosts Mr Gay World™ 2015

14th April 2015 With less than three weeks to the arrival of 23 international Mr Gay World™ delegates, Knysna is a hive of activity and anticipation in preparing for the Mr Gay World™ crowning. This crowning represents the highlight of Knysna’s 15thGlobeflight Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival in... 

7,000 OSRAM LEDs illuminate the Sistine Chapel

24th November 2014 The Sistine Chapel in Rome is now illuminated by a novel lighting solution from OSRAM. After 500 years, this extraordinary piece of art history can now be experienced in unprecedented quality, bathed in the light of more than 7,000 LEDs. The installation that has been put in place over the last... 

Alstom will supply its ERTMS level 2 signalling solution to equip 449 SNCB trains

1st October 2014 Alstom has secured a contract worth €70 million  to supply ATLAS 200 on-board signalling equipment to the Belgian operator SNCB-NMBS  for 449 trains in commercial service. Delivery will start in 2016. The contract covers the design, manufacture, testing and approval of equipment for five... 

2015 International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop Call For Presentations

18th September 2014 Special focus issues for 2015 include: “Power Management EOS/ESD” and “EDA EOS/ESD Tools Best Practices and Experiences”. IEW 2015 strongly encourages submission of novel use of EDA tools and methods for IC and system level EOS/ESD verification and simulation. The ESD Association is now... 

African conditions need African solutions

By: Kelvin Kemm     25th July 2014 A while ago, I was at a function, talking to a group of people, when I made the comment that what we need is African solutions for African conditions. The one fellow groaned and said: "Oh, no, not that again." I then realised that he had totally misinterpreted what I had meant.  Well, maybe I... 

Samoter And Asphaltica Open Yesterday With Signs Of Recovery In The Construction Sector: First Quarter 2014 Sales Of 1,352 Construction Machines (+20%)

9th May 2014 This year, the triennial international exhibition of earth moving and building machinery is expanded thanks to scheduling alongside Asphaltica, the International asphalt industry exhibition: equipment, technologies and road safety. 445 exhibitors are taking part, including 106 international... 

SAIEE joins African Utility Week to provide free, practical workshops for electrical engineers in the energy sector

24th March 2014 “South Africa Inc. is at a critical juncture in our development as a country” African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa have joined forces with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers to host two days of free, practical, CPD-accredited technical workshops on the event’s expo floor... 

SAIEE joins African Utility Week to provide free, practical workshops for electrical engineers in the energy sector

21st February 2014 “South Africa Inc. is at a critical juncture in our development as a country” African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa have joined forces with the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) to host two days of free, practical, CPD-accredited technical workshops on the event’s expo... 

Global poll forecasts gold's climb to $1 405/oz next year

By: Martin Creamer     2nd October 2013 The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) conference has ended in Rome with a moderate collective gold price forecast of $1 405/oz by the time the LBMA meets again, in Lima, in November next year. During the two-day LBMA conference, more than 800 delegates from 300-plus companies listened to... 

China, India now consuming 60% of global gold – World Gold Council

By: Martin Creamer     1st October 2013 China and India were currently the consumers of more than 60% of global gold, World Gold Council Far East MD Albert Cheng said on Tuesday. Cheng, who was speaking to Mining Weekly Online from the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) conference in Rome, said China was on track to consume at a... 

Is Africa in an emissions arm lock?

By: Kelvin Kemm     7th December 2012 The next world environment conference, COP 18, is taking place in Doha, Qatar.  

30/11/2012 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th November 2012 In sharp contrast to his first term, US President, Barack Obama has come out of his starting blocks fast this time around, with the launch of a new ‘do business in Africa’ campaign; Gold Fields is cutting the deep, dark and dangerous South African mines out of its portfolio in a desperate bid to... 

Company Announcement: Nalco Named 2012 Water Technology Company of the Year by Global Water Intelligence Readership

14th May 2012 Nalco, an Ecolab company, was named the 2012 Water Technology Company of the Year by Global Water Intelligence, the leading publisher and provider of water industry news and information.  

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