Bangkok calls EOM bids

first_imgBANGKOK Metropolitan Rapid Transit Authority has invited bids for supply of electrical and mechanical equipment for its initial 22 km heavy metro route from the city centre near Hua Lampong to Bang Sue via Asok, Huai Khwang and Lat Phrao. The aim is to award the contract on the basis of an equip, operate and maintain (EOM) concession, of sufficient length for the supplier to recover its investment. Draft documentation was released on December 4, with bids due back by the end of the month.MRTA has already awarded a contract for construction of the 11 km southern section between Hua Lampong and the depot at Rama IX Road to a consortium led by Germany’s Bilfinger & Berger (RG 12.96 p777). Detailed design and project management for this section is being undertaken by Maunsell Consultants of Great Britain. The twin running tunnels will be bored through soft alluvial soil using earth pressure balance TBMs, with the nine stations built by top-down construction within diaphragm walls. olast_img read more

Women with multiple partners more likely to experience stress and depression

first_imgChild & Family blog.com May 2016Family First Comment:  “Mothers with children conceived by multiple partners were more likely to be depressed both around the birth of the child and two years later…“Depression around the birth of the child correlated with the degree of involvement of the biological father.Women with children by multiple partners are more likely to experience stress and depression compared with mothers whose children share the same father.Paula Fomby at the University of Michigan looked at 3,366 families included in the Fragile Families Child and Wellbeing Study. The families included children who were born between 1998 and 2000 in a number of US cities.Fomby compared mothers who went on to have another child by a new partner within the next three years with mothers who had another child with the same partner or who had no further children.Mothers with multiple partners were likely to receive less social support and less child support from the biological father. Children were likely to have less contact with their biological fathers, and the relationship between the mother and the biological fathers was likely to be poorer.Mothers with children conceived by multiple partners were more likely to be depressed both around the birth of the child and two years later. A mother of a three-year-old with another child by a different partner was 43% more likely to have had a major depressive episode in the past year compared to women who had no further children.Fomby found that depression around the birth of the child correlated with the degree of involvement of the biological father. Two years later, the main correlation was with what Fomby calls “boundary ambiguity” in the family, such as the presence of the new partner’s earlier children in the household and family activities involving both biological and step-father at the same time.READ MORE: https://childandfamilyblog.com/women-multiple-partners/last_img read more

FALCARRAGH TECH COMPANY LANDS €2M CONTRACT WITH CENTRA AND SUPERVALU

first_imgKelsius executive chairman Eamonn Quinn with Ray Bowe, head of food safety at SuperValu and Centra.Pic northwestnewspixA COUNTY Donegal-based food technology company has landed a €2 million contract with Musgraves.The deal will see Kelsius’s wireless FoodCheck technology rolled out in SuperValu and Centra stores across the State. Between them, the two brand stores operate 680 outlets in the Republic.Workers in store use sensors to ensure food is being maintained at correct temperatures, with the data being recorded on a web-based system. Figures that do not conform with required regulatory standards generate alerts, which are sent to store supervisors and managers by way of text message.The FoodCheck system will replace the paper-based monitoring record, which requires more time to carry out and is more prone to human error.Kelsius is a cloud-based food safety monitoring business based in Falcarragh.It says its FoodCheck system, based on expertise in sensor technology, is the only one of its kind in the market. The Donegal group says the contract has a potential value of €2 million annually. FALCARRAGH TECH COMPANY LANDS €2M CONTRACT WITH CENTRA AND SUPERVALU was last modified: August 3rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:CentradonegalFalcarraghKelsiusmusgravesSuperValulast_img read more