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first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

Lindenblatt and Königs step down at the Port of Antwerp

first_imgThe port authority is seeking successors to continue to expand its representation in Germany.Lindenblatt said he hopes his successor can “advance the expansion of the infrastructure between Germany and the Benelux countries that is planned in the federal traffic route plan and necessary for the upcoming turnaround in traffic”.Königs added that with regard to infrastructure projects such as the Federal Transport Plan: “The continuous processing of these projects and their prompt implementation in close interaction between industry and politics at state and federal level, is one of the primary tasks of the new representative.”The prerequisites for the position include a good network, regional knowledge of the industry, and preferably a professional background in seafaring and transport logistics, along with experience in supply chain management.Applications can now be submitted to the Antwerp Port Authority.www.portofantwerp.comlast_img read more

Census: Millennials slow to embrace traditional adult roles

first_imgSome things to know:Marriage on hold but romance continuesYoung adults may be delaying marriage but that doesn’t mean they aren’t finding love.Since 1975, young people living with a boyfriend or girlfriend jumped more than 12 times, from less than 1 percent to 9 percent last year. It’s part of a growing cohabitation trend of couples living together before marriage.Not only are they living together, but they are doing so at around the same age that previous generations would marry.Since the 1980s, the age when people cohabitate has remained steady at 22 while the age of marriage has risen from 22 to 27 for women.Still, by and large, young adults were more likely to be living with mom and dad last year.About 23 percent lived with their parents, compared to 20 percent who were living with a spouse.Some men falling behindWomen are making some gains in the labor force.While the share of young men in the workforce is largely unchanged from 1975 at 84 percent, the level of young women working rose from 50 percent to 70 percent.In addition, four decades ago almost all young women who chose not to work cited “taking care of home and family” as the main reason. But by 2016, less than half of young women who were out of the labor force were homemakers.Meanwhile, more young men are falling to the bottom of the income ladder. In 1975, 25 percent of young men ages 25 to 34 had incomes of less than $30,000 per year. But by 2016, the share of lower income male earners had risen to 41 percent.Women saw some economic gains, with median income of working women aged 25 to 34 rising from $23,000 to $29,000. Among higher income earners of $60,000 or more, the share of women grew from 2 percent to 13 percent. Still, the median income of young women remains $11,000 lower than the income of young men. SHARE WASHINGTON (AP) The milestones of adulthood for today’s millennials: economic security and finishing school – not rushing to get married and have a family.Many analysts had expected that as the economy improved, younger adults would increasingly move out on their own, either living independently or starting families. But that hasn’t happened.Educational gains for women in particular have led to broader changes as to how Americans view work and family, said Jonathan Vespa, a demographer at the Census Bureau.And once they are married, young women in America are less likely to see homemaking as a career.The share of young women 25 to 34 who opted to forgo outside employment in favor of managing a household plunged from 43 percent in 1975 to just 14 percent last year, according to the Census Bureau. Census demographers believe that number could be among the lowest on record.It’s part of a long-running trend of higher educational attainment for women but also a reflection of changing attitudes among Americans.“We see more young women who have a college degree and are in the labor force, and they are waiting to get married and have kids,” Vespa said. Demographers found changing U.S. sentiment in which more than half of Americans now believe marrying and having children are not important signs of reaching independence.More young adults than before are focusing first on receiving a bachelor’s degree or higher and securing a job. They are still actively pursuing romantic relationships but opting to cohabitate or court mates while living with mom and dad.The findings were part of a census report released Wednesday tracking the changing economics and demographics of young adults from 1976 to 2016, with a focus on the current generation of 25 to 34 year olds, known as millennials. Published: April 20, 2017 2:44 PM EDT Updated: April 20, 2017 5:14 PM EDT Census: Millennials slow to embrace traditional adult roles Reporter:Lauren Sweeney Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img read more

Names are revealed of five solicitors taking silk

first_imgFive solicitors, including two at US firm Latham & Watkins, have taken silk this year – one behind last year’s record number. The solicitors are among a group of 119 new QCs announced today.They are; Philip Clifford and Sophie Lamb, partners at Latham & Watkins, Louis Flannery, partner at Stephenson Harwood, Imran Khan, founding member of Imran Khan and Partners and Reza Mohtashami, partner at magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Khan is the first criminal law solicitor to make the grade in several years. Solicitor Janet Legrand, partner at DLA Piper and chair of the Trustee Board of The Children’s Society, has been granted honorary QC status.In total 10 solicitors applied for silk this year.The appointments are made by the Queen on the advice of the lord chancellor David Lidington, and follow consideration by the independent Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel.Sir Alex Allan, chair of the selection panel, said: ‘I congratulate each one of them. The selection process is a rigorous and demanding one. We collect confidential assessments from judges, fellow advocates and professional clients, who give freely of their time to provide evidence about an applicant’s demonstration of the competencies.’Flannery said: ‘I am deeply honoured to have had this formal recognition of my advocacy skills. To be considered of equal rank to the best of the bar is a source of great pride.’Jay Sadanandan, Latham & Watkins’ office managing partner in London said: ‘Philip and Sophie have established first-rate reputations for advising clients in high-stakes litigation and arbitration around the world. These appointments not only reflect their formidable legal and advocacy skills, but also reflect the depth, experience and ambition of our growing London litigation practice.’Also on the list are 32 women, out of 50 who applied. The proportion of successful applications from people declaring an ethnic origin other than white was up on last year, with a record 18 out of 33 applications approved.Further, 21 applicants over 50 were appointed. The youngest successful applicant is 34 years old and the oldest 63.Allan added: ‘We remain concerned that the number of female applicants remains comparatively low, but I am pleased that of those women who did apply, over 60% were successful. I was also pleased to note that 18 BAME applicants were appointed, a record number.’The swearing-in ceremony for newly appointed QCs will take place on 26 February in Westminster Hall.Law Society president Joe Egan said: ‘As David Lammy recognised in his recent review, diversity in the legal profession is really important for the administration of justice. We believe that means having people in senior positions from different social and professional backgrounds, as well as different ethnicities and genders.’Solicitors are an important part of that mix. Given the breadth of experience a solicitor brings and the excellence so many practitioners demonstrate in their work, I would urge more solicitors to aim for Queen’s Counsel.’Last year six solicitors among a list of 113 lawyers were appointed QC – a new record.They were; Adam Johnson, partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, Freshfields partner Benjamin Juratowitch, Skadden international litigation and arbitration partner David Kavanagh, John Savage, partner at King & Spalding, Michael Young, partner at Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Bird & Bird sports lawyer Jonathan Taylor.last_img read more

CMA Awards 2019 winners: Garth Brooks, Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay and more

first_imgThe 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards took place last night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.Hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the ceremony put women in the spotlight. Opening with a performance that included all three hosts along with The Highwomen, Tanya Tucker, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Gretchen Wilson, Crystal Gayle, Terri Clark, and Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, the night made all the right moves but it missed a trick with Garth Brooks taking home Entertainer of the Year following growing buzz around Carrie Underwood taking home the top award.The evening was packed with performances from the likes of Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Luke Combs, and women were definitely more present among the winners including Maren Morris taking home Album of the Year for Girl.See the full list of winners below:Entertainer of the YearGarth BrooksFemale Vocalist of the YearKacey MusgravesMale Vocalist of the YearLuke CombsAlbum of the Year“Girl,” Maren Morris (Producers: busbee, Maren Morris, Greg Kurstin)New Artist of the YearAshley McBrydeSong of the Year“Beautiful Crazy,” Luke Combs (Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford)Single of the Year“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton (Producer: Scott Hendricks; Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank)Vocal Group of the YearOld DominionVocal Duo of the YearDan + ShayMusical Event of the YearLil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road (Remix)” (Producers: YoungKio, Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross)Music Video of the Year“Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves (Director: Hannah Lux Davis)Musician of the YearJenee Fleenorlast_img read more

DGS students receive government promised tablets

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img EducationLocalNewsSecondary DGS students receive government promised tablets by: Dominica Vibes News – October 12, 2015 460 Views   no discussions Minister for Information and Technology Kelvar Darroux handing over a tablet to a student of the Dominica Grammar SchoolStudents of the Dominica Grammar School (DGS), who were presented with tablets on Monday 12 October 2015, have been advised to use them wisely.DGS students were presented with ASUS memo 8 electronic tablets as part of the ‘One Tablet Per Child’ initiative of the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) government which was promised during the December 2014 election campaign.According to statistics revealed by Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, to date, up to three thousand one hundred and eighty nine (1389) secondary school students around the island have received tablets through this initiative.Mrs. Jean Jacques, who told the students they are receiving a significant gift that they have been waiting for, will open up two doors for them.“My advice to you is to have one door fully open always and the other door you must keep it closed but not locked, maybe slightly ajar. The first door will take you to great places of learning, research discovery, a well-equipped library information about every country in the world, the news, you will have dictionaries in every language,” Mrs Jean Jacques said.She urged the students to go through that door as often as they need to and use the information for great projects.However Mrs Jean Jacques said social media such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other forms, represent the second door must be kept closed.“You must keep it closed and from time to time you will go in to visit, to post pictures of your projects, tell friends happy birthday, go there to have a bit of fun and relaxation. If you spend too much time there, your school work will suffer,” she cautioned.Additionally, Mrs. Jean Jacques advised parents to be technologically wise, alert and monitor what their children are doing with the tablets.“Your kids may very well more likely know much more than you about technology; you cannot be naïve, you cannot say Facebook is not for me nah, because if your child is using Facebook you have to be there too,” Mrs Jean Jacques said.Meanwhile, Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Petter Saint Jean pointed out the importance of quality education and the requisite tools needed to achieve success.“In today’s dynamic age, our view is that in order for our students to remain competitive and to do well at the primary, secondary and tertiary level; we must provide them with the necessary tools for teaching and learning, and it is against this back drop that the government of Dominica has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in procuring these tablets.”The minster believes that the Ministry of Education has a responsibility to create a conducive learning environment for all Dominica youth.Mr Saint Jean echoed the words of Principal Jean Jacques and urged the parents to supervise their children’s use of the tablets.“We need your supervision at home, we need the community to come on board and ensure that our students succeed and achieve their outmost,” Minister Saint Jean said.– / 14last_img read more

Rep. Don Young Seeking 23rd Term; Lindbeck: Time for New Blood

first_imgThe latest to make an attempt is Steve Lindbeck, a former newspaperman. He says the years of service the 83-year-old congressman has given to the state should be celebrated, but it’s time for new blood. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The longest serving Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives wants two more years in office. His biography says he became the CEO of Alaska Public Media in 2007, inheriting a $2 million deficit. When he left the job eight years later, there was a $3 million surplus. Young has long touted his years of experience as a boon for Alaska, saying it’s important for the state’s only congressman to build up seniority. Over the years, he was a sports editor at the defunct Anchorage Times and an associate editor at the former Anchorage Daily News. During one debate this year, Lindbeck said Young could have done more to get the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge opened to oil drilling. He was elected mayor of Fort Yukon in 1964 before serving two terms in the state House. Young was elected to the state Senate in 1970 and unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Rep. Nick Begich, D-Alaska, in 1972. Begich won even though he was on a plane that went missing three weeks before the election. After he was declared dead, Young won the special election for the congressional seat.center_img Young countered he got the bill passed out of the House 12 times, only to see it die in the Senate 11 times. The one time both chambers passed the bill, President Bill Clinton vetoed it in 1995. Young was born June 9, 1933, on a family farm in Meridian, California. He earned college degrees and moved to Alaska in 1959 to be a teacher at a Bureau of Indian Affairs school. Lindbeck, 61, came to Alaska in 1964 when he was 9 when his father, a Pearl Harbor survivor, was stationed at the old Navy base in Kodiak. Young has 79 bills with his name on them that have moved out the House since he was elected in 1973. But Lindbeck has countered that Young should have done more for the state, especially because the Republicans have controlled Congress for much of the last 20 years. Rep. Don Young, who was first elected in a special election in 1973, is seeking his 23rd term in Tuesday’s election, and is looking to dispatch the 19th Democrat trying to unseat him (some tried twice over the years).last_img read more

Photo gallery: Benton vs. Warren Easton

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Northwestern State celebrating long-time SID Ireland with July 12 roast

first_imgThe award-winning sports information director took home 33 Louisiana Sports Writers Associations honors just since 2000, including the 2017 LSWA Story of the Year. Matt Vines, Northwestern State Assistant Communications Director Ireland announced his retirement this spring. Ireland’s fashion sense suggests NSU/Dougie casual (T-shirts/polos with shorts) as a barbeque buffet will be served, one of his favorites. The majority of those honors came from telling the stories of Northwestern State athletes, coaches and support staff members. NATCHITOCHES — Northwestern State invites friends, colleagues and former staff members of long-time sports information director Doug Ireland to celebrate his career July 12. NSU Director of Athletics Greg Burke expressed admiration of Ireland’s service to NSU athletics. He’s tutored a wide range of sports information protégés, including directors at Kansas State and McNeese, an associate commissioner of the Southland Conference with others that have worked at LSU, Vanderbilt and Penn State among other institutions and various publications. To buy tickets or for more information on the event, visit nsudemons.com/diggindougie. Courtesy of Northwestern State Sports Information … Doug Ireland “What will make that happen more than anything else is for the countless number of people with whom he has interacted over the years – coaches, staff members, administrators, student-athletes, members of the media, fellow SIDs, NSU faculty and staff, Demon supporters, others around the world of college athletics and friends – to be in attendance at an event that is going to be filled with laughter, memories and maybe even a few tears.” The Diggin’ Dougie Retirement Roast & Toast will honor and jab Ireland, who promoted NSU athletics with his own style for more than 30 years. People who have personal or professional connections with Ireland are encouraged to write notes, record short video messages and/or send photos of the SID in action (work or play) to be shared at the event. Photos can be sent to Matt Vines at vinesm@nsula.edu. The event will take place on campus at the Freidman Student Union Ballroom from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $25, which will help send the Western Pennsylvania native on a trip to see his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and to start an endowed scholarship in his name. His friendly face greeted numerous Louisiana Sports Hall of Famers and has been part of a weekend experience that has hall of famers returning each year for a new class of inductees.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Those unable to attend the event are also welcome to donate towards Ireland’s retirement trip and endowed scholarship. “This event is designed to have a lot of fun at Doug Ireland’s expense – and Doug is all about having fun – but on a more serious note, everyone associated with NSU Athletics wants to recognize and acknowledge a dear friend who has immersed himself personally and professionally into Northwestern State University for many, many years,” Burke said. “We want this night to be special for Doug.  Ireland’s career has had many branches and a vast impact, including his volunteer role as chairman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, housed in Natchitoches. A 1986 broadcast journalism graduate from Northwestern State, Ireland returned to his alma mater in January 1989 and began a three-decade career promoting NSU’s 14 intercollegiate teams. Armed with nearly a decade’s worth of experience in newspapers and as an assistant sports information director at UL Lafayette, Ireland quickly put his stamp on NSU athletics. His 1992 football media guide earned “Best in the Nation” honors in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) ranks from the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.last_img read more