News / EC steps up with €60m plan for more safe and secure truck parking areas

first_img“We welcome the news from the commission,” said Matthias Maedge, IRU general delegate.“Last year, to raise awareness on this issue, I invited members of the European Parliament to spend the night in a truck cabin to demonstrate that the truck is not the problem. Rather, it is the quality of parking infrastructure that needs improvement.”Crime against trucks in Europe has soared in recent years, exacerbating other issues such as the driver shortage crisis, and the lack of secure parking and clean facilities for drivers is consistently among truckers’ major gripes.The IRU participated in an EU-funded study which revealed that almost 90% of drivers and transport operators agree the current safe parking supply is insufficient.The study defined the security, safety and service requirements needed for a parking area to be certified as safe and secure. The ensuing standards were adopted by the EC and form the basis of the new funding scheme.“If we are to tackle this issue and attract new talent into the industry, then improving working conditions – including safe and secure truck parking areas – is critical,” Mr Maedge said.“The funding made available is an important first step in the journey to improving working conditions in the road transport sector.” ID 145427356 © Daniel127001 | Dreamstime.com The European Commission has proposed a €60m investment package that could radically improve the number of secure parking spaces for trucks across the continent.It has pledged to develop a network of safe and secure parking areas that will see some form of secure parking every 100km along the TEN-T core road network, as well as upgrading the safety, security and services at existing rest areas.However, currently there are just 300,000 available truck parking spaces across the entire EU, which the International Road Transport Union (IRU) says represents a shortfall of around 100,000.And of those 300,000, only 7,000 have been independently audited and certified as “safe and secure” – that’s less than 3% of the existing parking capacity.center_img By Gavin van Marle 29/10/2019last_img read more

LAX Video: Crowds Running from Terminal

first_imgLos Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic LOS ANGELES (MyFoxLA) – Video from the LAX cam shows the chaos of the crowd of passengers running out of the terminal about six minutes after the initial reports came in on the shooting Friday morning.LAX is sealed off following this shooting at Terminal 3. A suspect believed to be armed with an assault rifle opened fire in the terminal and several people were hit.last_img

Centarian Shot Putter Wins Gold

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore The world’s oldest female athlete has won a gold medal and broken her own world record in the shot put on the second day of the World Masters Games in Sydney. The 100 year-old pensioner regularly lifts weights, doesn’t eat or smoke, but never eats vegetables.Watch the Reuters video below, or on their website …  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Ex-clients of collapsed PI firm pay thousands in wasted costs

first_imgAdministrators have successfully pursued former clients of a collapsed firm for £38,000 in wasted costs, it emerged this week.An update into the clear-up from the closure of Southport firm J C and A Solicitors Limited shows that administrator Leonard Curtis and a debt-chasing specialist have realised significant sums from closed case debtors.As previously reported, personal injury firm JC & A had mounted a seven-month campaign prior to its administration in December 2018 to recover wasted costs payments from ex-clients. It was estimated at the time this could raise £1.4m from 3,000 initial requests, but the policy stopped after a number of complaints were made to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.The firm had largely relied on RTA claims that could be processed in bulk and at one stage employed 150 people. It had been estimated at the end of 2017 that more than 10,000 matters were discontinued prior to completion due to actions by the clientFollowing their appointment, the joint administrators entered into an asset purchase agreement with Vertill Limited, which specialises in pursuing matters discontinued prior to completion by clients – for example not attending medical appointments or non-return of paperwork.Vertill accounted for between 10% and 30% of the costs and disbursements recovered, with £38,000 recovered to date. Realisations are ongoing, with further updates provided in future progress reports.The recovered wasted costs will go towards paying off secured and unsecured creditors. Administrators have also secured around £500,000 from debts relating to work in progress, with a further £115,000 from recovery of disbursements.The monies recovered have ensured all staff have been paid wages up to the date of redundancy, as well as outstanding pension contributions. The number of unsecured creditors is not specified, nor is it explained how much they will receive from the administration process, but they are expected to receive a dividend of some sort.The administrators’ report identifies a number of significant extra costs incurred since their initial update a year ago. These include consultancy fees of £79,000 and an additional £39,000 incurred by Leonard Curtis Legal for solicitor manager costs.Overall, administrators are expected to be paid more than £300,000 in fees pre-appointment fees and remuneration, with a further £57,000 incurred on solicitors’ fees and expenses.last_img read more

New Columbia Football Uniforms

first_imgAll Activity Share on other sites Link to post 1 25 posts Link to post Share this post Location:CLE · IND · PDX yh Posted August 26, 2006 2 Banned 5,561 posts Next (edited) Recommended Posts rmered 0 0 0 Share on other sites 484 posts Share on other sites 0 Share this post Share this post 0 Link to post 7,253 posts Gothamite Share on other sites 0 I thought we were an autonomous collective Link to post Location:Fargo, N.D. 8 0 8 BlueSky Nice use of Dennis Blue. By HappyBrownie13, August 26, 2006 in Sports Logo News 0 Members 0 2,699 posts Forums Home 0 8,685 iowahoo Share this post leopard88 0 8 Share on other sites winghaz Columbia has a football team? Link to post Share on other sites fonz 22 0 The Greatest 2,943 54 HappyBrownie13 0 Go Broncos/Tar Heels! 0 andrewharrington 888 Wow, another team plugged their colors into the Broncos’ template! How original, how inspiring, how…sucka** lame. Master of the Irrelevant 4,324 Members 888 Master of the Irrelevant HappyBrownie13 88 0 Share on other sites Link to post Location:The Land of Pleasant Living Members 2,943 You sound like our dearly departed friend, Pantone. Wait, what? Yeah, he went to the Grey Havens. But he did grace us with his presence recently, albeit briefly, to confirm the rumor about the Titans’ light blue (Dennis Blue? Columbia Blue?) pants. SportsmanTO Posted August 26, 2006 Posted August 26, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites 0 88 Share this post rtrich11 Members Posted August 26, 2006 17,487 posts Link to post Posted August 26, 2006 Share this post Share this post leopard88 9,812 posts 0 (edited) Share this post 0 Location:Columbus, OH 0 Funny you should mention “washed out”. I’m sitting here hoping that the blue in the uniform only looks so pale because the color has not been reproduced correctly (or maybe it’s my monitor). They look pale even for Dennis Blue.As for the helmet, I don’t mind the white shell. Blue would be fine, but the white shell looks sharp too. Sports Logo News Share on other sites Members Share on other sites Link to post They could haev dome something as sweet as this with the Coumbia Blue.Add a Charcoal Grey like the Philadephia Soul did and set it off.http://gameplan.com/apparel2.htmSweet not petite.T. Location:The Land of Pleasant Living 8 Link to post Posted August 26, 2006 9,812 posts Mingjai New Columbia Football Uniforms Link to post Link to post 0 BlueSky Posted August 26, 2006 Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. Link to post whitedawg22 Members Link to post 0 Posted August 26, 2006 Posted August 26, 2006 You sound like our dearly departed friend, Pantone. Wait, what? Yeah, he went to the Grey Havens. Forums Home WSU151 Link to post Posted August 26, 2006 SportsLogos.Net Sign in to follow this   leopard88 whitedawg22 88 Prev Posted August 26, 2006 8,685 173 posts 54 54 0 Not much you can do with Columbia blue unless you combine it with a secondary color as they have with a darker blue, if only they would utelize that darker blue a bit more and, yes, that helmet is terrible. Prev Share on other sites leaderslead andrewharrington 4,324 4,324 950 10,243 posts Page 1 of 2   iowahoo Just so you guys know, Dennis Blue is PANTONE 542, and Columbia Blue is PANTONE 291. This is Columbia Blue, not Dennis Blue. Completely different. Members 950 Posted August 26, 2006 0 rtrich11 Members I thought we were an autonomous collective Share this post 0 Share on other sites Tom Richards 2,592 posts All Activity 4,348 posts 2,568 posts 423 Link to post Posted August 26, 2006 22,645 The “C” on the helmet sure could use a dark outline to make it pop out better. Other then that….it’s not THAT bad but as the OP said, very generic. 8,685 Share this post You sound like our dearly departed friend, Pantone. Wait, what? 8 Posted August 26, 2006 Sign in to follow this   Members Spearhead 2,943 950 Location:St. Paul | Chicago Members Members 72 4,324 22 Link to post WSU151 New Columbia Football Uniforms Link to post 4,324 rmered Sports Logos Gothamite Just so you guys know, Dennis Blue is PANTONE 542, and Columbia Blue is PANTONE 291. This is Columbia Blue, not Dennis Blue. Completely different. Actually, that’s not quite correct.This stems from the discovery that North Carolina used both PMS 291 and PMS 284.When it was suggested that, realistically, only one could really be called Carolina Blue, Pantone offered that people could call the other what ever they liked.In honour of the peasant from Monty Pyton and the Holy Grail, aka Monty Python ik den Holi Grailen, I tendered the name Dennis.”But I didn’t know you were called Dennis”.So Dennis Blue is PMS 284. Or 291. Whichever you call Carolina Blue, it’s the other one. winghaz Link to post 22,645 Mingjai 2,943 Members 2,008 posts 0 Followers 0 Location:Toronto area, Canada fonz Next 0 1 4,348 posts Share on other sites Location:Republic of Texas Share this post leopard88 five boroughs, one City. Edited August 27, 2006 by tempest 0 Edited August 26, 2006 by skyaa1 0 Members 22 They should wear the blue jersey both at home and on the road. That’s the only thing that could save this uniform.Also, what’s with the new-school Bronco stripes on the jersey mixed with the decidedly old-school helmet? Neither one is a problem individually, but… Followers 0 10,243 posts Sort of looks like Rhode Island’s unis. 8 1 andrewharrington Share this post Someday… 0 0 11,800 posts Location:Georgia 888 Page 1 of 2   Posted August 26, 2006 528 posts Share this post Share this post 0 Members leaderslead Members SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites 0 Members What if there were no hypothetical questions? That helmet is dreadful. Light blue on a white shell has washout written all over it. Not crazy about the font, either. What’s wrong with a nice Columbia Blue shell and a slightly more stylish lettermark?The uniforms themselves are not bad other than the helmet. Posted August 27, 2006 Sports Logo News Just so you guys know, Dennis Blue is PANTONE 542, and Columbia Blue is PANTONE 291. This is Columbia Blue, not Dennis Blue. Completely different. Actually, that’s not quite correct.This stems from the discovery that North Carolina used both PMS 291 and PMS 284.When it was suggested that, realistically, only one could really be called Carolina Blue, Pantone offered that people could call the other what ever they liked.In honour of the peasant from Monty Pyton and the Holy Grail, aka Monty Python ik den Holi Grailen, I tendered the name Dennis.”But I didn’t know you were called Dennis”.So Dennis Blue is PMS 284. Or 291. Whichever you call Carolina Blue, it’s the other one. But Carolina Blue is neither PMS 284 nor PMS 291. Carolina Blue is PMS 542. Columbia Blue is PMS 291. I have hard copies of both Graphics Standards Manuals. Just so you guys know, Dennis Blue is PANTONE 542, and Columbia Blue is PANTONE 291. This is Columbia Blue, not Dennis Blue. Completely different. Actually, that’s not quite correct.This stems from the discovery that North Carolina used both PMS 291 and PMS 284.When it was suggested that, realistically, only one could really be called Carolina Blue, Pantone offered that people could call the other what ever they liked.In honour of the peasant from Monty Pyton and the Holy Grail, aka Monty Python ik den Holi Grailen, I tendered the name Dennis.”But I didn’t know you were called Dennis”.So Dennis Blue is PMS 284. Or 291. Whichever you call Carolina Blue, it’s the other one. But Carolina Blue is neither PMS 284 nor PMS 291. Carolina Blue is PMS 542. Columbia Blue is PMS 291. I have hard copies of both Graphics Standards Manuals. I can’t say I know a great deal about Carolina’s PMS Blue, so I will take your word for it.But I’m sure our initial discussion was 284 v 291, as they were the two Dennis Blue’s I made up in Illustrator at the time. Link to post Spearhead 1,857 posts Share on other sites Share on other sites 423 Share on other sites 72 rmered Members Share on other sites Just so you guys know, Dennis Blue is PANTONE 542, and Columbia Blue is PANTONE 291. This is Columbia Blue, not Dennis Blue. Completely different.You sound like our dearly departed friend, Pantone. Posted August 27, 2006 2,943 72 423 Posted August 27, 2006 22,645 Share this post Location:Charleston, SC Members Share this post Share on other sites Posted August 26, 2006 Share this post 4,324 2 Location:DC area Location:Michigan Sports Logos Link to post 2,943 53,285 posts Members Kind’ve bland, a downgrade in my opinion from a unique design (though maybe unique doesnt fit that well in the Ivy League). I do, however, really like the helmetKind’ve reminds me of the old UNC jerseys of the Julius Peppers, Ronald Curry era Location:CLE · IND · PDX yh 1 rmered andrewharrington Go To Topic Listing SportsmanTO 1 Share this post Posted August 26, 2006 Share this post New Columbia Football Uniformslast_img read more

Kwarasey’s nationality switch still on

first_imgAdam Larsen Kwarasey’s World Cup hopes are still alive after the GFA kick-started the process of formalising his transition to a full blown Ghana international.The Norway-based goalkeeper has been keen to join the battle for one of the goalkeeper’s shirt for the Black Stars and that ambition has received a major boost with official communication from the Norway Football Federation stating it has no objection to Kwarasey’s desire to switch nationality after representing them at the Under-20 level.Now armed with that and documents proving his links to Ghana in the form of his father’s Ghanaian passport, the GFA is preparing the strongest possible case to get the switch endorsed as quickly.The GFA came in for intense flack for reportedly playing slow in the bid to get the switch formalised but have always insisted the delay had nothing to do with them.If the switch happens, Kwarasey who has already turned in some outstanding performances for Stromsgodset in the Norwegian top flight will join the bid for one of two places in the world cup squad in the goalkeeping department that many people think is wide open.National Under-20 goalkeeper Daniel Adjei, Hearts of Oak’s Phil McCarthy and Stephen Ahorlu of Heart of Lions are some of the other goalkeepers in contention. Source: Kickoff.comlast_img read more