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....Jones is the latest in a string of high-level executives to leave the company. Last month, engineering executive Amit Singhal was asked to resign amid a sexual harassment allegation stemming from his previous job at Alphabet Inc’s Google. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Uber’s vice-president of maps and business platform, Brian McClendon, said separately he plans to leave the company at the end of the month to explore politics. Last month, its top engineering executive, Amit Singhal, left five weeks after his appointment was announced. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....We're guessing the trader's bonus wasn't great that year. Officials at Companies House - the official UK register of businesses - led to the demise of a Welsh engineering firm after a spelling mistake. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... The Church of England, a major institutional investor, has written to the 350 biggest companies on the stock market, warning them it would vote to block excessive boardroom pay deals. Directors at engineering turnaround specialist Melrose Industries are in line to receive shares worth more than £200m as part of a bonus scheme which is among the most generous in City history. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Another week and another unhappy Skoda customer, and yet another car warranty claim that has been refused. The letter sent to you by Mapfre, in which it sets out why it has turned down your claim, reveals that it refused to accept your local garage’s report into the failure because, in its words, its author does not hold “the relevant engineering qualifications”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“While my employer said that I could take the leave, they would not pay me the statutory maternity pay, saying I would have to go unpaid … so I went back to work once my paternity leave came to an end,” he said. David, a marketing manager for an engineering company said: “Although my request for flexible working was granted, I often feel as though management are trying to catch me out and flippant remarks about my being a part-timer are commonplace. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Call to give fathers allocated leave to improve uptake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:23:33 PM
....“While my employer said that I could take the leave, they would not pay me the statutory maternity pay, saying I would have to go unpaid … so I went back to work once my paternity leave came to an end,” he said. David, a marketing manager for an engineering company said: “Although my request for flexible working was granted, I often feel as though management are trying to catch me out and flippant remarks about my being a part-timer are commonplace. ...
Uber president quits firm saying its values are 'inconsistent' with his image
.... Uber’s vice-president of maps and business platform, Brian McClendon, said separately he plans to leave the company at the end of the month to explore politics. Last month, its top engineering executive, Amit Singhal, left five weeks after his appointment was announced. ...
Uber faces further turmoil as company president Jeff Jones quits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:27:43 PM
....Jones is the latest in a string of high-level executives to leave the company. Last month, engineering executive Amit Singhal was asked to resign amid a sexual harassment allegation stemming from his previous job at Alphabet Inc’s Google. ...
British firms warned over new wave of pay revolts at AGMs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:59:57 PM
.... The Church of England, a major institutional investor, has written to the 350 biggest companies on the stock market, warning them it would vote to block excessive boardroom pay deals. Directors at engineering turnaround specialist Melrose Industries are in line to receive shares worth more than £200m as part of a bonus scheme which is among the most generous in City history. ...
Discovering holes in my Skoda Yeti… and in my £729 Mapfre warranty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:59:01 AM
....Another week and another unhappy Skoda customer, and yet another car warranty claim that has been refused. The letter sent to you by Mapfre, in which it sets out why it has turned down your claim, reveals that it refused to accept your local garage’s report into the failure because, in its words, its author does not hold “the relevant engineering qualifications”. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
....We're guessing the trader's bonus wasn't great that year. Officials at Companies House - the official UK register of businesses - led to the demise of a Welsh engineering firm after a spelling mistake. ...
Balfour Beatty returns to profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:18:30 AM
. UK engineering giant Balfour Beatty has returned to profit after two years of losses. ...
Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:00:52 AM
....Fraudsters get hold of the necessary personal material by stealing mail, computer hacking, obtaining data on the dark web, and exploiting personal information on social media. They can also gather it though social engineering, where people give up personal information to someone pretending to be from their bank, the police or a retailer. ...
Sainsbury's drops bid to halve household food waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Sainsbury’s – the UK’s second largest supermarket – has produced a battery of gadgets, such as food-sharing apps and smart fridges, for householders to test in its pioneering experiment. “Waste Less, Save More is a brand new way of working and completely different to what anyone has done before, so it was hard to define a measure of success,” said Paul Crewe, head of sustainability, energy, engineering and environment for Sainsbury’s. ...
Sainsbury's drops bid to halve household food waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
....Sainsbury’s – the UK’s second largest supermarket – has produced a battery of gadgets, such as food-sharing apps and smart fridges, for householders to test in its pioneering experiment. “Waste Less, Save More is a brand new way of working and completely different to what anyone has done before, so it was hard to define a measure of success,” said Paul Crewe, head of sustainability, energy, engineering and environment for Sainsbury’s. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
....Such hyper-competitive dysfunction has also been described by other former Uber employees, including Susan Fowler, the engineer whose blogpost detailing sexual harassment and gender discrimination prompted Uber to launch an “urgent investigation” headed by former attorney general Eric Holder and attorney Tammy Albarran last month. “In the background, there was a Game of Thrones political war raging within the ranks of upper management in the infrastructure engineering organization,” Fowler wrote. ...
New pound coin enters circulation THIS month: How to get the 12-sided edition first image
.... The Royal Mint's chief engraver, Gordon Summers, said: “The British public love their coins and their coin history and we knew that the new coin would be judged on how it looked and felt. "All coins strike a delicate balance between heritage and innovation and art and engineering. ...
Every time we take an Uber we’re spreading its social poison | Laurie Penny image
.... This matters because Uber is more than just a tech firm. It is a social engineering outfit masquerading as a tech firm, and it appears to regard social responsibility as an outdated piece of apparatus, a wooden coach-and-four in an age of tarmac. ...
Shale gas firm Cuadrilla brands anti-fracking activists 'irresponsible' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 06:35:31 PM
....”. Two suppliers subcontracted to supply material for the site, one for stones and one for cement, have ended their relationship with Cuadrilla’s civil engineering contractor after protesters blockaded their businesses. ...
Toy company Lego to produce Women of Nasa set image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:17:55 PM
.... . "As a science editor and writer, with a strong personal interest for space exploration as well as the history of women in science and engineering, Maia Weinstock's Women of Nasa project was a way for her to celebrate accomplished women in the Stem professions," she said. ...
Dyson shrugs off Brexit fears with massive UK expansion plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:19:58 PM
.... The size of the campus and the company’s work on batteries, robotics and artificial intelligence will increase speculation that Dyson is developing a driverless electric car. Theresa May said said: “This investment is a vote of confidence in our modern industrial strategy and our determination to cement the UK’s position as a world leader in high-tech engineering. ...
Southern rail chief: we aren’t doing anything wrong image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 02:04:25 PM
.... GTR argued that it was unable to run services due to force majeure, citing levels of sickness that it claimed was unofficial industrial action – a claim being scrutinised by the DfT. While strikes on Southern may have abated, further disruption is likely to continue on GTR from long-term engineering works on the Thameslink service, which should deliver faster, more frequent trains through the redeveloped London Bridge station by the end of 2018. ...
Uber executive resigns after failing to disclose prior sexual harassment claim image
. The top engineering executive at Uber has resigned, adding to the company’s turmoil a week after the company found itself in an unrelated sexual harassment firestorm. ...
Love your job image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:19:58 AM
....The career path many of us embark on could be described as follows: learn the job, do the job, get promoted, become a manager - and perhaps stop doing the job that we've actually got quite good at. In some cases that promotion might come after what Clive Hutchinson, the owner of engineering firm Cougar Automation, calls "the tap on the shoulder". ...
'I never felt it was mine' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:17:45 AM
....Born and raised in a coal mining village near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, Mr Elliott and his two brothers were brought up by their mother and grandparents after his father died when he was six months old. After leaving school he became an electrical engineering apprentice, going on to work for a number of local companies. ...
Chris Grayling tells Japan: some of our trains are superior to yours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 05:03:58 PM
.... Bombardier’s Aventra model has won a series of high-profile UK contracts in recent years, including 665 trains worth £869m to be supplied to Abellio on the East Anglia rail franchise. This deal, signed last year, secured 1,000 engineering jobs at the factory over the next decade. ...
Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 01:54:08 PM
.... It led to a partnership that has completely regenerated former industrial land that's more used to being on television because of its controversial history. Orgreave's coking plant was the past, high-tech engineering is the future. ...
Work-around image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:56:12 AM
.... When these business people faced life-changing injuries and illnesses they set about creating their own companies which would work for them. Rob Smith had been studying engineering at Warwick University when he fell down a rock face and into a gully while on holiday with friends. ...
Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:00:09 PM
....In an email to staff on Monday Kalanick said: “The company is hurting. ” He revealed that 85% of employees in engineering, product management and scientist roles were men – slightly more than at Facebook and Google, and the same as Twitter. ...
Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexual harassment allegations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:06:50 AM
....Uber has hired the former US attorney general Eric Holder to investigate allegations of sexual harassment after an engineer went public with claims that she repeatedly faced sexism and discrimination at the ride-sharing company. In a staff email shared with the Guardian on Monday, Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, said Holder would conduct an “independent review” and also revealed that women made up only 15% of the company’s workforce in engineering, product management and scientist roles. ...
World's largest sailing yacht impounded in Gibraltar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of February 2017 05:29:18 PM
....Relations between Melnichenko and the shipbuilders appears to have soured rapidly since the ship left the Nobiskrug yard. Upon its debut the shipbuilder’s managing director, Holger Kahl, said: “Born from the desire of the owner to ‘push the boundaries of engineering and challenge the status quo of the industry’, Sailing Yacht A is undoubtedly one of the most visionary projects Nobiskrug has ever been involved in. ...
Toshiba crisis: unions urge government to 'get a grip' on nuclear policy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 05:01:48 PM
....A spokesman for Toshiba said the company remained “committed” to Moorside, but it was unclear how long it would remain involved in the project, or to what extent. The firm confirmed on Tuesday that it would reduce its role on the construction of new plants, instead focusing on lower risk involvement such as equipment supply and engineering. ...
Fifty Shades Darker sets Britain’s burgeoning sex toy industry abuzz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 04:00:19 PM
....Hall, who previously worked in the wine trade, says project-management expertise is more prized than an adventurous sex life, as new products can involve up to eight months of to-ing and fro-ing with suppliers. “First you get the shape right, then you have to get the engineering right,” she explains. ...
Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca founders arrested over bribery scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 03:11:52 PM
....The Panama Papers, which consist of millions of documents belonging to Mossack Fonseca and leaked in April 2016, provoked a global scandal after showing how the rich and powerful used offshore corporations to avoid paying taxes. The investigation is understood to be seeking possible links to the Brazilian engineering company Odebrecht, Reuters reported. ...
Former Rolls-Royce boss questioned in corruption inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 11:31:33 AM
. Sir John Rose, the former chief executive of Rolls-Royce, has been questioned under caution as part of the Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into a corruption scandal at the engineering group. ...
Shell begins huge task of decommissioning Brent oil rigs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:01:20 AM
....“I think there have been a number of lessons from Brent Spar – lessons we have learned, and also the [regulatory] environment has changed,” said Manning, Shell’s business opportunity manager for Brent. Once Shell is past the 60-day consultation beginning this week, it will switch to an engineering task Manning sums up as “large, complex and challenging”. ...
Scotland needs publicly funded bank, says thinktank image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 07:00:20 AM
Rolls-Royce faces civil service inquiry over UK state funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 03:29:06 PM
. Civil servants are carrying out an internal inquiry to establish whether the engineering giant Rolls-Royce fraudulently obtained financial support worth hundreds of millions of pounds from the government. ...
‘Your husband could end his MBA with little but debt to show for it’ – our work expert responds image
....Readers say. • Management jobs are increasingly under threat – I’d have thought an engineering background would be more desirable. ...
Southern rail and union agree deal to end strikes over driver-only trains image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:38:40 PM
....”. Performance on Southern, including punctuality and cancellations, had worsened before the industrial action, with staff shortages and engineering works contributing to the company’s problems. ...
Deutsche Bank's $630m Russian fine reflects badly on banking | Nils Pratley image
.... If not, all these fine boasts about how the banks are performing a service for the world by cleaning up the financial system aren’t worth a rouble. It’s an engineering triumph: a robotic arm that can pick up an apple without damaging it. ...
Hand delivered: will Ocado's robot soon be picking your shopping? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:49:24 PM
....The Hatfield-based company currently has 50 innovations seeking a patent and took on more than 200 extra tech experts last year, taking its total to 950 on top of 200 qualified engineers. Over the next year it expects to hire another 100 IT and engineering professionals as it opens two new warehouses and tries to persuade international retailers to use its software and technology. ...
VW becomes world's No 1 carmaker despite diesel emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 01:55:34 PM
.... Our goal is to be No. 1 with consumers by engineering and producing ever-better cars. ...
Energy sector faces struggle to find the female engineers of the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 04:00:04 PM
....Dr Jenifer Baxter, head of energy and environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers agrees: “Often women don’t see heavy industry as a likely future career. Maybe it’s because of the way we talk about engineering and the way it’s shown on TV and talked about in schools. ...
Well-paid bosses should not get knighthoods – says Sir Philip Hampton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 06:22:08 PM
....Rolls-Royce was last week forced to pay £671m in a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) after it admitted to “egregious criminality” that stretched back more than two decades. The DPA allows the engineering group to avoid formal criminal charges, although individuals working for Rolls-Royce at the time could still face proceedings. ...
Poll confirms Southern’s status as UK's worst-performing rail firm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 12:58:11 PM
....”. She said much of the disruption was caused by engineering work that would eventually deliver a better service. ...
Theresa May's post-Brexit industrial strategy ducks tough decisions | Nils Pratley image
....The tale of David Tyler, the Sainsbury’s chairman, and his barn conversion was told in Monday’s paper. In short: Tyler used one of Sainsbury’s green energy and engineering experts to inspect his plans to install underfloor heating at his home in East Sussex. ...
Sainsbury's chairman sanctioned for using staff to work on country home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 07:00:26 AM
....”. In the investigation Tyler, who was paid £496,000 by Sainsbury’s last year, was found to have used the services of a member of the supermarket’s sustainability team, who had expertise in green energy and engineering, to review plans for underfloor heating systems at his barn conversion near Lewes in East Sussex. ...
If Brexit Britain is to survive, Theresa May must get industry right | Matthew d’Ancona image
.... In this regard, Clark has been much influenced by the speeches of Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, who has addressed himself to the significant impact that targeted action can make upon the efficiency of production. Intriguingly, ministers have also been examining the achievements of sports technology, and the extent to which (for instance) tiny changes in technique, uniform and engineering in cycling have yielded Olympic golds. ...
McDonald’s will need more than a bigger Big Mac to supersize profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:00:23 AM
....If companies face higher costs in the US, they were more likely to increase their use of automation than employ more workers, said Panmure Gordon analyst Sanjay Jha. But one UK company which could benefit is engineering group Renishaw, which specialises in precision measurement products that aid in the automation process, and reports half-year figures on Thursday. ...
Jobs lost and broken relationships: legacy of the Southern rail crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 09:09:30 PM
....Direct trains to London have been suspended from Portslade over the past few days, leaving people to get on stopping trains, often delayed, into nearby Brighton to catch overcrowded services, often delayed, to the capital. Last week engineering works stopped the Brighton services running too. ...
Rolls-Royce sent agent to 'retrieve' document from India tax office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:52:09 PM
....Rolls-Royce sent an agent to “retrieve” an incriminating document from tax officials in India to avoid the investigation and prosecution of its employees. The agent told the engineering giant that he paid a large sum to get the document from authorities, avoiding the company being banned from operating in India for 25 years. ...
'Of the very greatest gravity’: key quotes from the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal image
....In his judgment, Sir Brian Leveson said the term “senior employees” meant “communications by an employee with a superior, or, more significantly, to identify decision-makers who may be argued to represent the corporate mind”. Here are some of the key quotes that highlight the involvement of senior figures within the FTSE 100 engineering group in the scandal between 1989 and 2013. ...
What did Rolls-Royce directors know about bribery scandal? 'No comment' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:00:30 AM
....One major City investor said the charges and fine against Rolls raise further issues about corporate governance in Britain, a topic that is already being investigated by a Commons select committee. The investor said the scandal inside the UK’s most respected engineering business created a “study of fundamental flaws in UK corporate governance. ...
Calls for ex-Rolls-Royce CEO to lose knighthood after firm admits bribery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:48:18 PM
....47m) in a further five countries between 2000 and 2013. The engineering giant had already apologised on Tuesday after UK prosecutors established that it had acted corruptly in seven countries. ...
Rolls-Royce apologises in court after settling bribery case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:29:50 PM
. The engineering giant Rolls-Royce has apologised after it was found to have paid bribes including a luxury car and millions of pounds’ worth of cash to middlemen to secure orders in six countries, including Indonesia, Russia and China. ...
Can a $26m-a-year fund manager really rethink executive pay? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 07:00:32 AM
....BlackRock should carry clout, not only because of its size but also because 90% of its investments in listed companies are through tracker funds – positions it cannot sell even if it does not like the management. In the 12 months to the end of June, it voted against 7% of pay-related resolutions, including Sir Martin Sorrell’s £70m pay deal at WPP and companies where pay deals were voted down such at engineering company Weir Group and the medical equipment group Smith & Nephew. ...
Rolls-Royce to pay £671m over bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:32:13 PM
....Rolls-Royce, Britain’s leading multinational manufacturer, is to pay £671m in penalties after long-running investigations into claims it paid bribes to land export contracts. The settlement means the engineering giant will avoid being prosecuted by anti-corruption investigators in the UK, US and Brazil, though individual executives may still be charged. ...
Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:30:09 AM
....”. By definition, a driverless car has more control units, computing power, lines of code, and wireless connections with the outside world than a regular car today, which is why it’s more vulnerable to hackers, explains Andy Birnie, systems engineering manager at NXP Semiconductors. ...
Swansea lagoon should use 'Roman-style' concrete: expert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 11:00:01 AM
....Roman concrete sea defences made without cement or steel could last more than 2,000 years. The firm proposing the lagoon said it would use the best modern engineering. ...
Tidal lagoon: £1.3bn Swansea Bay project backed by review image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 11:30:17 AM
....But recent experience with offshore wind turbines has shown costs can sometimes fall faster than predicted. The firms hope that as Theresa May's government has already embraced two mega projects in HS2 and Hinkley Point, it may be enthused by another plan for engineering on a heroic scale. ...
Swansea Bay tidal lagoon backed by government review image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:51:24 AM
.... They see this as the project that will bring about the city’s regeneration,” said Hendry. While environmental organisations, engineering groups and several analysts welcomed the review verdict, some conservationists raised concern over the impact on birds and fish. ...
Pen power: China closer to ballpoint success image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 08:16:27 AM
....It was a failing that Mr Li said highlighted the need to upgrade China's manufacturing capabilities. "Historically, China has never been able to do precision engineering very well and the ballpoint pen is an example of that," says Professor George Huang, head of the University of Hong Kong's department of industrial and mechanical engineering. ...
Government review likely to back Swansea Bay tidal lagoon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 06:00:26 AM
....The company believes that if the six projects were completed at scale, they could together provide 12% of the UK’s electricity for about the same subsidy as onshore wind or solar power today. Mike McNicholas, managing director of the infrastructure division at Atkins, another partner in the Swansea scheme, said tidal lagoons could demonstrate the UK was still capable of the sort of engineering ingenuity seen in the Victorian era. ...
VW executive charged with fraud in connection to emissions cheating image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 05:50:27 PM
....A Volkswagen executive was charged on Monday with conspiracy to defraud the United States in the latest chapter of the long-running scandal over the company’s deliberate cheating on emissions tests. Oliver Schmidt, who was general manager in charge of VW’s environmental and engineering office in Michigan, did not enter a plea at an initial appearance in US district court in Miami on Monday and was ordered held pending a hearing on Thursday. ...
Boxing clever image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:26:28 AM
.... . The colossal ballet of engineering is choreographed by computers, which track every container as it moves through a global logistical system. ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 8th of January 2017 01:02:39 AM
.... . "After many years of hard work in restructuring and re-engineering the business the industry is also more resilient". ...
Is Britain’s rail network getting worse? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 05:34:17 PM
.... Network Rail says there are fewer incidents than in the past – but each one causes more delays. Plus, of course, major investment in engineering works tends to spell major disruption. ...
Productivity gap yawns across the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 12:13:07 PM
....This part of the productivity puzzle is perhaps the best understood. The most productive industry is finance and that is concentrated in London, while many regions suffer from poor infrastructure and communications and have never recovered from the loss of major parts of their economy in previous decades: mining, heavy engineering, ship building and many more. ...
UK economy ends 2016 on high – but rising import prices starting to bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....Housebuilding was the main driver behind construction growth again and grew at the fastest rate since January. Work on civil engineering projects also picked up at a robust pace while commercial construction increased only slightly. ...
Southern rail drivers split planned six-day strike in two image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 04:40:00 PM
....”. Southern’s passengers have suffered months of disruption, with industrial action exacerbating problems such as staff shortages, engineering work and other problems in the wider franchise. ...
UK construction industry enjoys fast growth in new orders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 10:26:29 AM
....Housebuilding was the main driver behind construction growth again and grew at the fastest rate since January. Work on civil engineering projects also picked up at a robust pace while commercial construction increased only slightly. ...
Rail chiefs or unions: can passengers trust either of them? | Rafael Behr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... On top of direct subsidies, private operators are compensated for notionally lost revenue caused by maintenance of the track, which is the responsibility of state-owned Network Rail. (So when you are stranded by engineering works, the train company that sold you the ticket is getting paid twice. ...
Having children carries big pay penalty, says think tank image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:14:20 AM
....Jo Swinson, a former member of the coalition government and now director of Equal Power Consulting, told the BBC that sexism was still partly to blame. "There is some occupational segregation, with more men going into science and engineering-type roles, but we also know there is discrimination at work. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
....Bosses at a string of companies faced revolts. Besides BP and Smith & Nephew, companies as diverse as engineering group Weir, Shire Pharmaceuticals, estate agent Foxtons and betting company Paddy Power Betfair were also subjected to pay rebellions. ...
Rolls-Royce exploited US sanctions loopholes to trade with Iran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 10:30:15 AM
....Rolls-Royce sold equipment to Iran for decades, a confidential company memo reveals, exploiting a series of loopholes in US sanctions to avoid breaking the law. The Iranian government amassed the world’s largest collection of the British engineering group’s signature turbine and booked millions of pounds of orders each year, according to a briefing drafted in 2009 for the company’s then chief executive, Sir John Rose. ...
Strictly business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:30:22 AM
.... "But then you realise you need the moral support - and this gives you confidence, it leads to a more productive office," she says. Sasanka Sharma, founder and chief executive of US engineering and IT firm Iscientia, says he makes a point of meeting his team outside work. ...
VW agrees further $1bn settlement deal over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:18:29 AM
....0-litre engines, including an offer to buy back all of the cars. Breyer also said German engineering company Robert Bosch GmbH, which produced the software for the VW diesels, has agreed in principle to settle civil allegations made by US diesel car owners. ...
VW strikes another US emissions scandal deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 09:10:52 PM
....In a separate filing, California's government said the company would increase the number of electric vehicles it sells in the state. Robert Bosch, the German engineering firm that made the software for the VW diesels, has also agreed in principle to settle civil allegations at a cost of about $300m. ...

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