Robot Suits Offer Super Powers That Help Elderly

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJapanese scientists showed off their intimidating and clunky AIR-PRESSURE ROBOT SUIT, designed to keep old people out of wheelchairs and on their own. In one scenario, caregivers don the robotic-looking suits and magically gain super-powers to lift old people out of bed… Thanks to Andrew for the story idea… AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img

As remediation work draws to close, Woodside Village developer sets sights on phase 2 of project

first_imgThe past couple of years have presented Woodside Village developer Blair Tanner with a steady parade of headaches. But after months and months managing remediation work on the Westwood property, Tanner says there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — and that he’s now turning his attention to the next phase of the project.Woodside Village developer Blair Tanner says the work to fix water damage to the building at 47th Street and Rainbow Blvd. is nearly complete.It wasn’t long after the mixed-use building opened to tenants that leaking windows started to raise concerns. By the fall of 2017, the problem had gotten bad enough that the property owners determined they would have to undertake extensive corrective action to fix the water damage issues that arose in part from a contractor’s inadequate installation work.“We realized that the problem was systematic,” Tanner said of the leakage. “So instead of trying to solve issues as they showed themselves, we just decided to solve the entire system by taking the exterior of the building off and then rebuilding it.”(Tanner said he can’t give specifics on the circumstances that caused the water issues because his company is in active litigation to recover damages).That remediation work presented a unique set of challenges, as the company worked to minimize disruption to both residential and commercial tenants. At times, residents had to move from one apartment unit to another while the exterior of their unit was wholly replaced.A rendering included in the plans submitted to the city of Westwood for phase two of the Woodside Village project.“It was very stressful for us because we had to balance all the interests of everyone involved, both the residential and commercial tenants,” Tanner said.Now, about a year and a half after remediation work began, the project is nearing its end. Tanner said work is about “95 percent done,” and that the final scaffolding that’s been visible to motorists driving by the property should be coming down in the next couple weeks. He says there has been strong interest in the residential units as they’ve been put back on the market. Seventy percent of the final 21 units that are having their exterior walls replaced have been pre-leased, Tanner says.And with the announcement earlier this summer that Unforked had taken out a lease for the last commercial space on the ground floor, the building is nearly full occupancy. With the remediation phase nearly complete, Tanner said the company is returning focus to the next parts of the project.“The next phase is already designed, so we’re ready to go,” he said. “We really wanted to resolve the issues here 100 percent before we focused too much energy on building out the next phases. So that’s where we’re at now. We’re starting to turn our attention back to those phases.”The Woodside Village South phase of the project has already been approved by the city of Westwood, and would be considerably larger than the first, northern phase. The first phase built out 91 residential units and 13,000 square feet of retail. The southern phase calls for 244 residential units and 16,556 square feet of retail, along with parking structures with a total of 550 spaces.Tanner said he couldn’t offer a tentative timeline for when second phase work might get underway. At present, the company is focused on lining up financing for the project and completing contracts.“Until things are done, they’re not done,” he said.last_img read more

World rail freight news round-up

first_imgRath Group has ordered two more Siemens Mobility Vectron MS locomotives for delivery in December 2020, following its ‘very positive experiences’ with an initial three. Its current locos are approved for Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, and the next two will also be approved for Belgium.A groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 21 for the Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub in Georgia. OmniTRAX is the master developer of the industrial park owned by Effingham County Industrial Development Authority.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# FESCO Transportation Group has launched the Silkway Amber container service linking Zhengzhou and Hamburg in 14 days. It runs via Kaliningrad, where containers are transferred between gauges at Dzerzhinskaya-Novaya. The first train with 43 containers ran in October, with weekly services in each direction expected to start in early 2020.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Canadian Pacific is to establish a multi-commodity transload terminal at its Côte Saint-Luc yard in Montréal with freight forwarder TYT Group. Phase 1 is scheduled to be completed in June 2020. ‘We continue to leverage our strategic land holdings and invest in transloads across the network to create additional connections, improve service and provide our customers with new end markets’, said John Brooks, CP Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Cappagh’s rail freight operator DCRail is to open a construction materials hub near Wembley in north London in mid-2020.Valor Victoria, Iowa Northern Railway Co, Watco and Union Pacific are to launch an internationally focused intermodal service through the new Butler Intermodal Terminal in Shell Rock, Iowa, in December. This will provide provides an alternative to larger Midwest rail hubs. UP will transport eastbound intermodal shipments from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and interchange with the Iowa Northern Railway for final delivery to the new terminal.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#center_img Markus Zgraggen has been named as CEO of Crossrail Benelux from January, succeeding Urs Hefti; he will also head BLS Cargo’s new Asset Management unit. Stephan Moll is to replace Zgraggen as head of BLS Cargo’s Production & Purchasing unit.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Janet H Kennedy rejoined the Kansas City Southern board on December 1. She had stood down in October 2018 after joining Ernst & Young, which prohibits its executives from being directors of public companies. ‘We are extremely excited to welcome Janet back’, said KCS Chairman Bob Druten. ‘Her leadership and expertise, particularly in the fields of cybersecurity, technology and risk management, are valuable assets.last_img read more

Orioles Rout Twins 11-1

first_imgThe Twins lost 11-1 to Baltimore in Fort Myers, Florida Thursday afternoon.  Carl Pavano threw 4 innings with 8 hits and 6 earned runs to take the loss.  Joe Mauer was 2-3 with 1 RBI and Justin Morneau was 0-3.  Minnesota is 12-9 this spring.The Twins play the New York Yankees in Tampa, Florida at 12:05 today. Auto (360p) 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD About Connatix V56892 360p About Connatix V56892 1080p HDlast_img