Ramelton wall collapse ‘a very dangerous situation’

first_imgCalls have been made for a full safety check on the river wall on Ramelton’s Shore Road after it partially collapsed last week.A large section of the wall was swept away by high tides on Wednesday last, leading to fears that more sections and parts of the nearby road could also erode away. An emergency council motion was raised by Cllr Ian McGarvey on Tuesday asking for the issue to be urgently addressed.Cllr McGarvey said that the entire wall was suspect, the wall is too low and barricades in the area are a present danger.“Don’t tell me youngsters won’t be up at the barricades,” Cllr McGarvey warned the local authority.Donegal County Council is due to send Piers and Harbour staff to Ramelton this week to begin reinstating the collapsed wall when tides are more favourable. The repairs are expected to take a number of weeks. Cllr Liam Blaney also questioned the height and safety of the wall and called for checks on the entire structure. “It is a very dangerous situation,” Cllr Blaney said.The council said the existing wall will continue to be monitored. Ramelton wall collapse ‘a very dangerous situation’ was last modified: September 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkenny-milford municipal districtRameltonshore roadwalllast_img read more

Bolton v QPR: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgHammersmith-born Liam Feeney is set to line up against QPR todayKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 20 February 2016Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancaster, Lancashire)Match in a nutshell: Having been beaten by Fulham, QPR look to bounce back against a club in turmoil on and off the pitch.Five key battles: Including Paul Konchesky against Liam FeeneyBetVictor.com preview: QPR marginal favourites to win at BoltonInjuries and suspensionsBOLTON WANDERERSRuled out: David Wheater (hamstring), Liam Trotter (hamstring).Fitness test: Gary Madine (back), Jay Spearing (groin).QPRRuled out: Ale Faurlin (thigh), Jack Robinson (match fitness). Possible line-upsBolton: Amos; Vela, Dervite, Holding, Moxey; Feeney, Pratley, Spearing, Wellington Silva; Madine, Clough. Subs from: Rachubka, Osede, Finney, Twardzik, Danns, Davies, Walker, Woolery, Dobbie, Heksey.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Phillips, Luongo, Henry, Hoilett; Washington, Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Hill, Angella, Kpekawa, Tozser, Doughty, Chery, Petrasso, El Khayati, Grego-Cox, Mackie. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesBolton total: L W D W L (7 points)Home: W W L W D (10 points)QPR total: L W D D W (8 points)Away: D W D L L (5 points)Top scorers – all competitionsBolton: Madine 6; Feeney 4, Pratley 4; Clough 3; Danns 2, Dobbie 2, Heskey 2, Spearing 2, Wellington Silva 2; Dervite 1, Holding 1, Moxey 1, Vela 1, Wheater 1, Woolery 1.QPR: Austin 10; Phillips 6; Chery 5, Emmanuel-Thomas 5, Polter 5; Hoilett 4; Onuoha 3; Fer 1, Hill 1.Last five meetings3 October 2015: QPR 4 Bolton 328 January 2014: QPR 2 Bolton 124 August 2013: Bolton 0 QPR 110 March 2012: Bolton 2 QPR 113 August 2011: QPR 0 Bolton 4Bolton 2 wins, QPR 3 wins, 0 drawsSee also:Bolton v QPR: five key battlesHasselbaink says he ‘can’t wait’ to pick Robinson for QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ceres eyes another celebration at home

first_imgBSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Panaad Stadium hopes to host another celebration after playing witness to Ceres-Negros’ historic run in the AFC Cup. —STEPHEN ANG/CONTRIBUTORBACOLOD CITY—Three days removed from its historic victory in the AFC Cup, Ceres-Negros shifts its focus back on the Philippines Football League (PFL) as it collides with rival Global-Cebu in an all-Visayas encounter on Saturday.Kickoff for the biggest match of the season so far is at 4 p.m. at Panaad Stadium, where Ceres will also parade the returning Stephan Schrock and Spanish winger Antonio Bello.ADVERTISEMENT Will break favor BaliPure, Power smashers? The Busmen, who reached the AFC Cup Asean zonal finals at the expense of Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta’zim last Wednesday, are actually making their home debut.It will be the first of four meetings this season for the two clubs, but Global skipper Misagh Bahadoran vowed there won’t be any letup from his side with the match coming just four days after its heartbreaking loss to Home United in the AFC Cup zonal semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We have a chance to move on from the loss in the AFC Cup,” said Bahadoran. “Ceres is a good team and they always bring out the best in our team so it’s going to be a good match.”While the Busmen are riding high on their historic achievement, Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic reminded his players that they’d be facing a Global squad that had dealt Ceres some painful defeats. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “Global is one of the stronger teams in the PFL,” said Vidakovic.last_img read more

Automated lightweight construction reduces weight and costs

Citation: Automated lightweight construction reduces weight and costs (2018, April 10) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-automated-lightweight-weight.html The aircraft of the future flies electrically and autonomously, is feather-light and can be conveniently produced in a fully automated manner. While the electrification and permanent autopilot are still in their infancy, lightweight construction is already indispensable today. Digital manufacturing processes are about to be applied. Fraunhofer will present new automated production technologies for lightweight construction materials at the ILA, the largest innovation trade fair in the aerospace industry, at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport from April 25 to 29, 2018. The Fraunhofer ENAS manufactures printed circuit boards in screen printing on a flexible plastic film. The tracks transmit electrical impulses – for example, to make LEDs glow. Credit: Fraunhofer ENAS This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Like veins in the human body, copper cables run through the fuselage of aircrafts. They transmit electrical signals for temperature-measuring sensors, LEDs in ceilings or electronic connections in seats. During their installation, individual cables are combined into harnesses. “The process of producing and installing cable harnesses is currently 100 percent manual. This is very time-consuming and expensive,” says Dr. Ralf Zichner. He is head of the Printed Functionalities department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz, Germany and works together with his research team on manufacturing processes that automatically print electrical conductors directly onto aircraft components. The advantages: There is no waste during production, the print templates can be adapted quickly and flexibly, the classic laying of the cable harnesses is eliminated and the aircraft manufacturers save space and weight.Printing cable harnesses easily”We use electrically conductive silver ink, which we apply by screen or inkjet printing in layers of only a few microns directly onto lightweight aerospace materials, such as high temperature resistant plastics,” explains Zichner. In addition to the use of printing technologies for the production of printed conductors, the Chemnitz scientists also integrate microcontrollers, diodes, capacitors, resistors and other electronic components into aerospace modules. Ink and printing processes have to be optimally matched to the materials on which the printing is to occur. The Fraunhofer ENAS has extensive expertise regarding these processes, especially in terms of aerospace requirements. The technology is about to be launched. It is currently being optimized in the Fraunhofer “Go Beyond 4.0” Lighthouse Project. All-purpose talent in aircraft manufacturing Hybrid stiffening panel for use in the freight hold of aircrafts. Credit: Fraunhofer ICT Economical production with thermoplasticsAn example of aviation-grade plastics are high-temperature resistant thermoplastics. They are an important component of lightweight, stable fiber reinforced plastics (FRP), which are indispensable in the construction of aircraft. Thermoplastics can be reshaped or formed in a specific temperature range; they also cool down quickly after processing and can be processed at a fast pace. In addition, they are impressive due to their good flame resistance and the possibility of functional integration. “In aviation, though, there has previously been a lack of concepts for the cost-effective production of functionally integrated thermoplastic structures,” notes Tobias Joppich of the Polymer Engineering/Thermoplastics Processing Department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT in Pfinztal, Germany. Provided by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Explore further Together with partners in the LuFo V-1 program, the research institute has taken an important step towards exploiting the potential of thermoplastics in the construction of aircrafts. Together, they have developed a new component and production concept with modular stiffening elements that is specially adapted to cargo holds. The lightweight construction experts produce these from fiber-reinforced high-temperature thermoplastics in a hybrid molding process, a combination of forming and injection molding processes. The lightweight components are flame retardant, stable, can be automated in large quantities and are easy to assemble: they are just put together. “This allows manufacturers to quickly stiffen interior walls of cargo holds according to a flexible design,” says Joppich. The stable grid structure is then attached by laser transmission welding to the inner wall of the cargo hold. The new concept from the Baden-based company can also be applied to other aircraft components, including the body shell, clips or internal components, such as seat structures. Hybrid material combinations can also be realized by the Fraunhofer ICT. read more