C&D announces major expansion plans

first_imgOne of two C&D projects shortlisted for the World Demolition Awards taking place this month“We have taken the bold step of employing two structural engineers – both of whom are also demolition engineers – to cover the increase in demand as well as a fully qualified asbestos surveyor to carry out refurbishment and demolition asbestos surveys for our clients at the outset.“We feel that the additional services will strengthen our offering to clients as they will be able to go to a ‘one stop shop’ for all of their demolition concerns.”The shortlisted entries at the World Demolition Awards are in the Collaboration category, for the demolition of a cable car station on the island of Jersey, and in Explosive Demolition for a project involving a redundant coke hopper and structure at British Steel in the north of England. C&D managing director Mike KehoeManaging director Mike Kehoe said: “This year has seen an increase in the number of projects where our clients have initially employed us to carry out demolition consultancy and then added to our scope of work by requesting structural engineering services, temporary works services and asbestos removal advice.“I think this is the right time to offer those key services as part of our consultancy all the time.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Following a successful 12 months of major project awards and a shortlisting in two categories of the 2019 World Demolition Awards, C&D Demolition Consultants has announced additional services to strengthen its portfolio of demolition related services.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

Reese Dismukes, Gabe Wright to play in Senior Bowl

first_imgAUBURN — Reese Dismukes and Gabe Wright will play in 2015 Senior Bowl in January.The Auburn captains were among 16 players announced on Monday, bringing the current list of invitees to 41 of the 110 players that will compete in the annual game.Dismukes, a four-year starter and two-year captain, is one of six semifinalists for the Outland Trophy and a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award.A native of Spanish Fort, Dismukes will have a homecoming similar to former Auburn fullback and UMS-Wright product Jay Prosch last year.“We are thrilled to bring back one of our local products for the Reese’s Senior Bowl and Reese has represented Spanish Fort very well at Auburn as a four-year starter,” Reese’s Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage said in a statement.Wright, a preseason all-SEC selection and member of the Nagurski and Outland watch lists, has 22 tackles, with four for loss, a sack and 10 hurries this season.Practices for the 2015 Senior Bowl are scheduled to begin on Jan. 20 and the game is set to kickoff at 3 p.m. CT on Jan. 24 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile.last_img read more

John Legend says he hasn’t ruled out hosting the Oscars with wife Chrissy Teigen

first_imgABC/Tyler Golden(LOS ANGELES) — With an Oscar host still yet to be named, John Legend says don’t rule out him and wife Chrissy Teigen.At the Fred Segal Loves Ralph Lauren pop-up space in L.A. on Monday, the EGOT winner told The Hollywood Reporter that they’d consider taking the gig if it was offered.“I feel like it’s a thankless job. Nobody really wins from hosting the Oscars,” John said. “It doesn’t really end up great for anybody … I’m not saying we’re ruling it out.”Legend didn’t say whether the Academy has already asked him to host, but he did provide two suggestions besides himself. John says Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or Wanda Sykes would be his top picks.December 6, Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscar after past tweets surfaced in which he used homophobic slurs.The Oscars will take place on February 24.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Girl writes heartfelt letter to the thief who robbed her family’s home

first_imgABC News(LAKE WORTH, Fla.) — A young girl wrote a heartfelt letter to the thief who ransacked her family’s home in Florida.Just days after 8-year-old Wendy Chay Son and her parents moved into a new house in Lake Worth last month, the home was burglarized. Someone stole the family’s jewelry, clothing and a tablet.Wendy’s mother said she was taking her daughter to school and her husband was at work at the time.“When I come back, I saw the door open and I was scared,” Alberthina Son told ABC affiliate WPBF-TV, adding that they called police.Wendy decided to write a letter to the robber and taped it to the window next to the front door of their home, hoping the thief would see her message if they ever returned.“This is for the robbers,” Wendy’s letter reads in part. “Please do not steal in this house. There are good kids and people in this house. We are people who do not steal. We are sad that you have been stealing in this house.“My dad is working so hard and you are not. You are just stealing stuff. Tell me why you are stealing and I will help you be a good person,” the letter continues. “I hope you will have a better life.”Wendy said she hoped the thief will read her words and change their mind about stealing.“I wrote that letter so they could change and don’t steal in anybody’s house,” Wendy told WPBF-TV.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Blitzboks gear up for Sydney rebound

first_imgThere were some technical issues to sort out, but Springbok Sevens coach, Neil Powell, also needed to get into his Blitzboks’ heads this week in preparation for the Australian leg of the World Rugby Sevens Series.The team has been drawn in Pool B in the Sydney Sevens, where they will face Argentina, France and Samoa at Parramatta’s Bankwest Stadium.The award-winning coach – who is the only person who has won the World Series as a player and as a coach – reminded his charges this week of their abilities and the significance of trusting in their systems following a disappointing 10th place finish last weekend in the New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton.This result was their worst in years.“The most important thing was getting the confidence back up again,” Powell admitted.“The guys were hurt and even insecure following our showing in Hamilton.”Powell is highly respected and believes he has pulled the right strings with the squad, who won the opening tournament in Dubai and were losing finalists in Cape Town.“It was just re-aligning everyone so that every player trusts the system again,” said Powell. “The system has brought us much success in the past, so there is nothing wrong there. It was the execution and adherence to the roles within it which proved costly for us.“There were hard words to individuals, but restoring trust was the main thing and getting rid of the fear of failure.”He added: “There were technical issues, like not winning restarts, conceding kick-offs and skew line-out throws, which were small things that gave away possession to our opponents, and we then had to defend, which tires you out.”The Blitzboks were also found out by the new tournament format, which saw them being knocked out of Cup contention after just two pool games, and Powell is wary of falling in the same trap this weekend.“Each match is a knock-out game, so we needed to change the mindset even more,” Powell said. “We looked at the stats and analysed that earlier in the week, and now the focus is only on Argentina. It is almost like 15’s rugby where you have only one opponent and you prepare accordingly.“Argentina are pretty strong and they played well in New Zealand, so we need to make sure we are up for it. Individually we need to make sure we are at our best, and as a team, we need to trust the system, and it will look after us.”The Argentina clash kicks off at 03:41 (SA time) on Saturday.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more