ON JUNE 29 the SAirRelations division of SAirGroup (formerly Swissair Group) signed a purchase agreement with the management of British-based European Rail Catering. The new acquisition will be integrated with Rail Gourmet, thereby more than doubling its revenue and increasing its European market share from 6 to 11%, according to parent SAirRelations. Formerly known as OBS Services (RG 4.97 p220), ERC has an annual turnover in excess of £40m from direct catering on 350 services a day, and the supply of food and drink to another 1000 from 36 station-based service centres throughout Britain. Rail Gourmet Chief Executive Officer Edy Fischer saw the acquisition as creating ’a powerful partnership’ of his company’s ’high-quality production and supply capabilities’ with ERC’s ’expertise and flair’ in cultivating the rail catering market. Following the acquisition of Restobel/ Restorail in March, Rail Gourmet expects revenue to grow to over SFr100m this year from the SFr33m recorded in 1996. o
The Netherlands-based Eagle-Access BV is developing its first offshore access system prototype for the transfer of personnel and cargo.Source: Eagle-Access BVThe Eagle-Access System prototype is currently being prepared for production, while the sea trials are scheduled for September 2019.According to the Dutch company, the new access system is completely electrically powered which means large hydraulic power packs and generators are unnecessary, thus making the construction costs lower and operating costs considerably reduced.The installation on the deck of the maintenance vessels is also smaller, resulting in the minimum limitation of deck use, Eagle-Access said, emphasizing that this makes it possible to use smaller platform supply vessels (PSVs). The system’s operational window is from -2m to 25m.In mid-September, Van Halteren Group signed an agreement to become an investor and shareholder in supporting the roll-out of the first systems.
(REUTERS)-A century from stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis lifted South Africa to a huge 142-run win over Australia and a 2-0 lead in the five-match one-day international series at The Wanderers yesterday.Du Plessis, who is leading the side in this series in the absence of the injured AB de Villiers, plundered 111 from 93 balls as South African posted a commanding 361 for six in their 50 overs having been asked to bat by Australia.The tourists lost regular wickets on a good batting track and were all out for 219 in the 38th over as the home side recorded their second biggest ODI win over Australia by runs, eclipsed only by a 196-run victory a decade ago in Cape Town.Australia captain Steve Smith inserted South Africa in the belief that bowling conditions would be best in the morning but the home side made a fine start, racing to 70 in the 12th over before Quinton de Kock, who blasted 178 in the first game on Friday, mistimed his shot and was caught for 22.Fellow opener Rilee Rossouw (75) and JP Duminy (82) made valuable contributions but the innings was steered by Du Plessis’s century as he struck 13 fours and manoeuvred the ball around with great skill.Australia gave debuts to opening bowlers Chris Tremain and Joe Mennie but they found their introduction to international cricket an eye-opener. Tremain recorded figures of 1-78 in his 10 overs and Mennie finished with 0-82.John Hastings was the pick of the visiting attack with 3-57 in his 10.South Africa, in turn, were able to apply pressure with the ball and never let the Australian scoring tempo climb to the required rate.David Warner (50) and Travis Head (51) were the only batsmen to threaten big scores but they could not convert to three figures to give their side a chance.The third ODI will be played in Durban on Wednesday when South Africa will have an early chance to wrap up the series.SOUTH AFRICA InningsQ. de Kock c Tremain b Hastings 22R. Rossouw c sub b Hastings 75F. du Plessis c Smith b M. Marsh 111J. Duminy b M. Marsh 82D. Miller c Zampa b Hastings 26F. Behardien c Warner b Tremain 13W. Parnell not out 8A. Phehlukwayo not out 13Extras (lb-1 w-10) 11Total (for 6 wickets, 50 overs) 361Fall of wickets: 1-70 Q. de Kock,2-146 R. Rossouw,3-296 J. Duminy,4-308 F. du Plessis,5-334 F. Behardien,6-347 D. MillerDid not bat: D. Steyn, K. Rabada, I. TahirBowling: C. Tremain 10 – 0 – 78 – 1(w-2),J. Mennie 10 – 0 – 82 – 0(w-1),J. Hastings 10 -0-57-3 (W-1),M. Marsh 10 – 0 – 68 – 2(w-1),A. Zampa 8 – 0 – 54 – 0, T. Head 2 – 0 – 21 – 0(w-5)AUSTRALIA InningsA. Finch c Behardien b Rabada 1D. Warner c Miller b Duminy 50S. Smith c de Kock b Steyn 14G. Bailey b Parnell 9M. Marsh c de Kock b Parnell 19T. Head lbw b Rabada 51M. Wade c Duminy b Parnell 33J. Hastings c Miller b Phehlukwayo 23J. Mennie b Tahir 1A. Zampa b Phehlukwayo 8C. Tremain not out 0Extras (lb-4 w-6) 10Total (all out, 37.4 overs) 219Fall of wickets: 1-3 A. Finch,2-29 S. Smith,3-55 G. Bailey,4-87 M. Marsh,5-114 D. Warner,6-183 T. Head,7-185 M. Wade,8-204 J. Mennie,9-213 J. Hastings,10-219 A. ZampaBowling: D. Steyn 7 – 0 – 37 – 1(w-1), K. Rabada 7 – 0 – 31 – 2(w-4),W. Parnell 7 – 0 – 40 – 3.A. Phehlukwayo 6.4 – 0 – 59 – 2(w-1)I. Tahir 7 – 1 – 31 – 1J. Duminy 3 – 0 – 17 – 1
Evgeni Malkin had two goals, Jake Guentzel was injured right after scoring his 20th of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Monday night.Malkin stretched his points streak to six games and has seven goals and 24 points in his past 13 contests.Guentzel had a three-point night but left after scoring 6:55 into the third period. Guentzel tapped one into a partially empty net off Malkin’s feed but crashed hard into the wall right after. He immediately went to the dressing room after getting his 200th career point.Patric Hornqvist and Dominik Simon also scored the Penguins, who have won three straight and 10 of 12.Tristan Jarry stopped 24 shots to win his sixth straight game. He has won eight of his last nine starts and allowed no more than two goals in 14 of 18 appearances this season.Nick Paul scored twice for the Senators, who ended a five-game points streak. Paul has three goals in his last two games.Marcus Hogberg made 28 saves for the Senators. Last Updated: 31st December, 2019 11:58 IST Malkin Scores Twice As Pens Top Senators, 5-2 Evgeni Malkin had two goals, Jake Guentzel was injured right after scoring his 20th of the season and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 Monday night. WATCH US LIVE Written By Associated Press Television News COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 31st December, 2019 11:58 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US
A man in his late 40s identified as Alexander Garpue Morgan of Daywrah Town in Hoegbarn Township, Glakon Statutory District #2 in Grand Bassa County was killed when a tree he was sawing with a friend, reportedly fell on him.Residents in the area told the Daily Observer last week that the incident occurred on Monday January 26.They said the deceased and a friend identified only as Phillip had gone to cut down a tree in Beyan Town when the incident took place.They explained further that when the tree was about to fall the friend called on Morgan to run to the other side, away from the direction of the falling tree. But sadly, Morgan rushed to the direction where the tree was falling.“Morgan stood still,” Phillip told residents who had rushed to the scene to help, “but it was too late when the tree crushed him to death.” Residents broke down in tears when they saw the body of Morgan under the tree.Other Power Saw men then worked frantically to lift the portion of the tree that had fallen on Morgan but he was already dead when they drew his body from under the tree, Phillip said.The Daily Observer learned that the deceased worked on a contract basis, felling trees for neighbors in the township.The remains of Morgan were laid to rest on Saturday, February 6, in BIA Community in St. John River City Corporation District #2.He leaves to mourn his widow, Makornee Morgan and other relatives and friends.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Re “Punishing kids” (Our Opinions, Nov. 6): Chatsworth Park Elementary has been at Devonshire Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard since 1888. One would assume that its mortgage would have been paid off long ago. Obviously not; its antique buildings, outdated fixtures, taped-together bungalows and inadequate parking just have not served the LAUSD bureaucrats to the fullest quite yet. Apply a new strategy to steal, charge the children and the public to use the playing fields. This is not an innovative idea; it’s a criminal conspiracy. – Dan L. Huffman AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Chatsworth The smell test Re “Company pulls LAX bid, wary of conflict; Airport: Consultant joined URS board one day after leaving post” (Nov. 5): You can argue over whether there was a conflict of interest here, but the obvious truth is that it didn’t pass the smell test. – Joy Picus Woodland Hills Alarcon responds Re “Goliath vs. Goliath” (Our Opinions, Nov. 7): If the expansion of Providence Holy Cross is a Goliath vs. Goliath struggle, as the Daily News suggests, then pushing for an EIR is a fight to protect the grass that is being trampled. This fight is about the community, not big corporations or big labor. For too long the northeast San Fernando Valley has suffered from City Hall’s poor or rushed planning decisions. The community wants Holy Cross to expand, but we want it done right, with a full environmental impact report that looks at all the potential substantive impacts of traffic, parking and having only one access road. City Hall insiders may not like us raising our voices, but we in the Valley want to be heard. It is our neighborhood and the decisions we make now will affect us for decades to come. – Richard Alarcon Los Angeles city councilman Just as clean Re “Ghetto service” (Your Opinions, Nov. 5): Regarding Kim Garrett from Pacoima who asked residents in non-ghetto Northridge if they would tolerate sanitation trucks leaving debris in the street: Like her, we rarely have street sweepers in our neighborhood (after all, we are not the Westside). However, for the most part our streets our clean. We don’t wait for the government to “clean up their mess.” Our family and neighbors simply bend down and pick it up. Afterwards, it looks just as clean as when other people do it for you. – Ron Mossler Northridge A nightmare Re “Birth of L.A.’s water lifeline in the flow” (Nov. 7): If my grandfather was responsible for the demise of Owens Lake, you wouldn’t catch me looking giddy standing next to the California Aqueduct on its 75th anniversary. What is the liability of destroying an 800,000-year-old, 110 mile-long lake, which since the 1920s has become the single-largest source of wind-blown dust air pollution in the United States? William Mulholland might have been responsible for building a great waterway for Los Angeles, but he also created an environmental biohazard nightmare of airborne arsenic and other carcinogens. – Christine Pollock Palmdale Daylight savings What time are we saving by imposing daylight savings time? When we get up, it’s dark; when we drive home at 4:30 p.m., it’s dusk. Our lights go on an hour earlier than they did on standard time and stay on later. What kind of brainlessness is this? Ask Con Agra or ADM if they need extra light to milk the cows. Enough already with this arcane and useless appendage. It belongs in the dustbin of history. – Jerome V. Posell Calabasas160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!