Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgStudio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc (STUDPR.ng)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileStudio Press (Nigeria) Plc is a printing and manufacturing company in Nigeria involved in lithographic printing and manufacturing cartons, light packaging materials and labels. The company is produces nylon and poly wrappers using flexo printing. Studio Press Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Rommac Agencies Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Studio Press (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgGolden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Happy House / Yoon Space Design

first_img Other Participants:Dongsimwon architectural firmArchitect In Charge:Seokmin YoonCity:Seongnam-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!SketchRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. Making the Unexpected with Mass.With an unlimited budget, one can experiment with an unlimited number of ideas. But when the budget is limited, there are many restrictions to creating a unique building. Knowing this, the designer, after much thought, found a solution not in materials, but in form. He decided to differentiate his work by giving the entire building a twisted mass. He made the twist eye-catching by putting western red cedar on it; the cedar, placed side by side, gave the normally dull white mass a sense of volume, making it look natural and dynamic. He also designed and produced the cedar himself to strengthen the building’s overall sense of mass and balance.Save this picture!Courtesy of Yoon Space DesignEventually, this unique building, which had little more to say for style than a twisted mass, came to become known as the town’s landmark. To top it all, the designer placed one of sculptor Jung Gilyoung’s pottery pieces in the space between the twisted mass and the original mass. They are small works of art, but they are the biggest reason the building makes people smile. The resident can’t help but feel happy when he enters and leaves this apartment, and passersby love to take pictures of the building. This is the main theme of this apartment. If an apartment can make its residents happy and make those who look at it smile, what more would it need? To a designer, the answer is : nothing. Save this picture!Courtesy of Yoon Space DesignThe building, which looks like it has 5 floors, is designed so that the 4th floor has an attic. This is visually possible because 4th floor attic is pushed 20cm inward. Such an idea, which is convenient to the client and gives the building high cost performance, was the designer’s. It raised the building’s value and increased the joy of looking at it. The structure is also completely different at night. The lights installed around it transform the modern and distinctive facade during the day into one that is colorful and curved. It is a reflection of the designer’s belief that the use of ‘light’ can by itself make a scene plentiful and of many variations, even without expensive materials.Save this picture!Courtesy of Yoon Space DesignThe role of light remains important even inside the building, where it expands its domain. The interior of the building is 82m2 is very simple and economic, but the lights installed here and there create a scene that is abundant and anything but simple. The flooring leads right to the door, creating uniqueness amongst the simplicity. The designer also decided to follow the resident’s thoughts and tastes when filling the remaining empty spaces, instead of directly showing his colors. He did this out of the belief that a house must have the resident’s fragrance and taste in order to truly become ‘home sweet home’Project gallerySee allShow lessGrey. Container | LP AUTO GALLERY / C.DD DesignSelected ProjectsUpside-Down House / Inbetween ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799526/happy-house-yoon-space-design Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799526/happy-house-yoon-space-design Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” 2016 Happy House / Yoon Space DesignSave this projectSaveHappy House / Yoon Space Designcenter_img Architects: Yoon Space Design Area Area of this architecture project CopyHousing•Seongnam-si, South Korea Save this picture!Courtesy of Yoon Space Design+ 22Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ArchDaily Happy House / Yoon Space Design CopyAbout this officeYoon Space DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSeongnam-siSouth KoreaPublished on March 17, 2018Cite: “Happy House / Yoon Space Design” 16 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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US – Corporate owners of major newspaper chain censor editorial content about their financial cuts, send newsrooms into disarray

first_img RSF_en Don Emmert/AFP June 7, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett of the Colorado-based newspaper Denver Post resigned on May 3 after leadership at the paper’s parent company, Digital First Media (DFM), refused to let him publish an editorial package accusing Alden Global Capital (AGC) of slashing funding and firing staff for its own profit. Plunkett’s departure also followed the April 25 firing of Dave Krieger, the editorial page editor for the DFM-owned Daily Camera, who self-published a piece critical of DFM and AGC after he was prevented from running it in the Camera. The financial cutbacks inflicted on DFM-owned newspapers across the nation resulted in $160 million in profits for the newspaper conglomerate in fiscal 2017, including $28 million from The Denver Post. DFM, the country’s second-largest newspaper chain, has allegedly eliminated two out of every three staff positions at its newspapers since gaining ownership in 2011. Thirty staffers were laid off from The Denver Post in March alone. In an op-ed published in Rolling Stone, Plunkett also alleged that DFM’s impressive 17% operating margin was purely the result of financial cutbacks on DFM-owned newspapers nationwide. After his editorial package was denied, Plunkett claims he was told by DFM that he would be required to turn over publication plans for all opinion content at least three days in advance of publishing in order to be screened by a committee overseen by DFM senior leadership. Plunkett alleges he was told he couldn’t mention AGC or DFM in any capacity. Managing Editor Tony Adamis of the New York-based Daily Freeman said he also received instruction from DFM to seek prior approval before publishing articles related to the corporate owners after he ran an AP article publicizing the financial cutbacks. He relayed these instructions to his colleagues in an email on April 24. DFM and AGC-owned newspapers across the country have called for the corporate owners to either invest in their newspapers or sell them to a company that will. “What is happening at the newspapers owned by parent company Digital First Media and its corporate owner Alden Global Capital shows a disregard for basic journalism ethics, which in turn has a negative impact on press freedom,” said RSF’s North America Director Margaux Ewen. “By interfering in the editorial decisions of their newspapers based on a desire to censor reporting revealing their financial practices’ impacts on their publications, DFM and AGC are effectively preventing their reporters from performing their duties as watchdogs, as well as restricting the free flow of information within the local communities these papers serve.” After Plunkett’s departure, 55 of the 70 staffers of The Denver Post published a letter on May 7 in the Denver Newspaper Guild condemning the censorship inflicted on their editorial page editor. Several of The Denver Post’s senior staff, including editors Dana Coffield and Larry Ryckman, chairman and editorial board member Dean Singleton—who owned the paper from 1987 to 2013— and digital director Becky Risch all resigned in the days following Plunkett’s departure. These events come months after Newsweek Media Group’s recent attempt to censor its editorial staff at its publication Newsweek. The company faced heavy criticism after firing several reporters who had uncovered high-level financial corruption and wrongdoing involving the company’s co-founders, resulting in multiple staff resigning in protest. In the wake of this incident, it is concerning that another corporate owner would follow in Newsweek Media Group’s footsteps by attempting to infringe on its newspapers’ editorial independence. The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. News April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by reports that hedge fund Alden Global Capital, which owns newspaper conglomerate Digital First Media, is attempting to control the editorial content of its newspapers in order to prevent its staffers from publicizing severe financial cutbacks, with serious consequences for press freedom in the communities served by these local papers. Receive email alertscenter_img United StatesAmericas News News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News Organisation United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists May 18, 2018 US – Corporate owners of major newspaper chain censor editorial content about their financial cuts, send newsrooms into disarraylast_img read more

Egypt blocks online “fake news” about coronavirus

first_img“Reliable, quality information is essential during this pandemic but the information must also be freely and independently reported,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The Egyptian authorities must be more transparent about their reasons for blocking these online reports and must be able to prove that they were published with the real intention of spreading rumours and ‘disturbing public order’.” Help by sharing this information While stressing the importance of reliable information about Covid-19, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Egyptian authorities to be more transparent about their grounds for blocking websites in recent weeks that allegedly spread “false information” about the coronavirus crisis. News Several Egyptian sources confirm that the news website Huna Aden and the website of the daily newspaper El Gomhoria El Youm were notified on 15 March that they would be blocked for six months. This time, four Facebook and Instagram pages were blocked and the SCMR accused the accounts responsible for these pages of “inciting violation of the preventive measures taken by the state” against the pandemic. Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff April 3, 2020 Egypt blocks online “fake news” about coronavirus News Two weeks later, at the end of March, the SCMR examined a complaint from the health ministry accusing a media outlet of quoting the ministry as having said things it never actually said and of “questioning the ability of the public hospitals” to cope with the public health crisis. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet A commercial TV channel, which has not been named, was given a warning after it referred on the air to a shortage of medicine. The SCMR is now considering the possibility of blocking 12 other webpages and is due to meet soon to take a decision. News Organisation Follow the news on Egypt EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesOnline freedoms Internet center_img Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Since 2018, Egyptian law allows the authorities, the SCMR in particular, to censor online media outlets, websites and personal social media accounts with more than 5,000 followers. More than 500 websites, including RSF’s, have so far been blocked for “disseminating false information.” Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution January 22, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Receive email alerts February 1, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more The Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR), Egypt’s main media regulator, has announced blocking or limiting access to a dozen news websites and social media accounts since early March for spreading “rumours” about the pandemic, but it has not systematically identified the targets or specified the allegedly false information. A few days before that, the SCMR summoned the newspaper’s legal representative in connection with an article suggesting that the public health ministry had found a treatment for the coronavirus. Six Facebook and Twitter accounts were also blocked at around this same time without any details being given. Egypt is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Guardian reporter Ruth Michaelson was expelled from Egypt on 20 March over an article quoting a report by medical researchers that questioned the Egyptian government’s coronavirus figures. The authorities accused her of “deliberate deception on a serious subject” and of basing her story on just one source. Newslast_img read more

Limerick councillors in reverse gear on proposed Adare road scheme

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick councillors in reverse gear on proposed Adare road schemeBy Alan Jacques – March 11, 2016 768 WATCH: The Golf Course at Adare Manor celebrates its second birthday WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleHow ‘Swing’ makes you feel like dancing….!Next articleGardai investigating circumstances of fatal Limerick road traffic crash Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor Advertisement Adare Manor Resort COVID-19 Ambassadors TAGSAdareAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaellimerickN21 Adare Western Approach Improvement SchemeSinn Fein Emailcenter_img Limerick Post Show | The Golf Course at Adare Manor Facebook Twitter Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council are working to restore water supply to customers in Adare following a burst water main Cllr Stephen Kearyby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Stephen KearyPROPOSED N21 Adare Western Approach Improvement Scheme works, due to start at the end of the year, do not have the support of local area councillors.Representatives from the Council’s Adare-Rathkeale district hit out at planners this week for not addressing issues they had raised about the proposed €1 million upgrade, which includes pavement rehabilitation, drainage and footpath works in Adare.The scheme, which will extend from the R519 Ballingarry Road to the L1422 Blackabbey Road over a distance about 1.3km on the N21, was strongly criticised by councillors at the monthly area meeting.Following a briefing this Wednesday morning from the Mid West National Road Design Office, Fine Gael councillor Stephen Keary accused planners of paying “lip service” and not addressing any of the issues raised at two previous briefings.Cllr Keary reiterated comments he made at previous meetings where he called for tourists to be curtailed at pedestrian crossings in Adare with a stop/start system rather than being allowed to “cross the street haphazardly”.“Unfortunately, I cannot support this proposal. You’d want to put a proper plan in place and do it with all necessary pieces in place. You’ve made no effort to address the problems. Ye are just sitting here like a herd of donkeys,” he said.Sinn Fein councillor Ciara McMahon also told planners that she would not be supporting the proposed plans as she felt she had not heard “anything different”.Meanwhile, Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan produced a petition signed by 200 people calling for a footpath on the Blackabbey Road. He said he was all for the upgrade of the main access road to Adare, but said it was not a priority at this juncture.“My priority is to represent the people who voted for me and elected me. Two hundred people who use the Blackabbey Road several times every day have asked for a footpath. We need to spend the money where it is desperately needed in the interest of road safety,” he told the council executive.“I dread the day when some young boy with a hurley and a helmet in his hands ends up on the bonnet of a car. I hope that day never happens but I cannot support these works until a footpath is first provided for these people.”Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien predicted that the Adare Western Approach Improvement Scheme works would cause “unnecessary traffic chaos”. Print Adare Manor unveil plans to launch The Padel Club this Autumn RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Police get creative with Christmas-themed drinking and driving warning

first_imgFacebook/Freetown Police Department(FREETOWN, Mass.) — Once you read this creative drinking and driving warning from a Massachusetts police department, you won’t get “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” out of your head all day.The police department in Freetown — about 50 miles south of Boston — wrote on its sign: “He sees you when you’re speeding/ He knows when you don’t brake/ He knows if you’ve had a few/ So don’t go over .08.”The police department posted a photo of the sign to its Facebook page on Christmas Eve, writing, “Happy Holidays and Stay Safe!”Drunk driving is the top cause of death on roadways, killing 10,511 people last year, according to the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving.It’s illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration over .08. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NUS Trans and International officers axed amidst bankruptcy cutbacks

first_imgThe National Union of Students (NUS) has proposed a series of cuts under the threat of bankruptcy, including selling or renting out the NUS London building and pausing funding for the posts of Trans Officer and International Officer.The NUS’s proposal for the 2019/2020 year has drawn sharp public criticism from the NUS International and NUS Trans Campaigns.NUS International, which represents international students living in the UK, tweeted: “we are extremely concerned about @nusuk Trustee Board’s decision of defunding NUS International Students’ Campaign.”The NUS leadership has defended their decision to undergo “a transition year which re- quires extraordinary action to ensure solvency and deliver a degree of financial stability.”Responding to the cuts, the NUS LGBTQ+ Campaign issued a statement on the 21st January, stating: “the secrecy with which NUS has chosen to conduct the process of deciding which officer position is worthy of funding suggests that this is a political rather than a financial choice.“We believe it was wrong for the UK Board to make this decision, as the Trustee Board should not be setting the political direction of the organisation. There is simply nothing democratic or liberatory about this decision happening without a single conversation with a trans student or representative, especially as the VP Union Development is a member of the Turnaround Board.“We believe that trans students deserve to know how and why this decision was made”.Speaking to Cherwell, a spokesperson for NUS Transform said: “At the Joint Boards meeting, the NUS UK Board voted to defund the trans campaign.“We believe that this was politically motivated, not necessarily because there was an anti-trans agenda, but because the decision to defund trans officer as opposed to other officers is an inherently political decision made by a body that is not designed to make those decisions. “It would have been more appropriate for the UK Board to decide the number of officers and NUS NEC to decide which ones, as a body that is elected by students. Instead the decision was taken in a closed meeting with no consultation from trans students.”The NUS International Campaign also released a statement on the issue, writing: “Defunding the NUS International Students’ Campaign compounds the concerns of those students who naturally feel reticent about raising issues individually in a country in which they are not citizens, and such a move would have both long-term and short-term implications.“To lose our voice and visibility in an organisation that claims to speak for all students would be devastating, and there is no confidence that those who do not share our experience could command trust and speak for us on our issues, no matter how well meaning and committed to this work.“We recognise this is a difficult time but our need to speak for those facing considerable and urgent challenges means we must make clear our concerns and urgent request that the Trustees revise their approach on this issue.”As the proposed plan has been put into action, many employees have reportedly been offered voluntary redundancy, and the number of staff working for the NUS is expected to fall by half from the year of 2018/19.The student union is reportedly under severe financial pressure after seeing a £3.6m loss in 2017. The organisation revealed in its last financial statement that it owed £1.8m in bank loans and that it faced a pensions liability of £12.2m.Trans Officer for the Oxford SU LGBTQ Campaign Tori Mangan told Cherwell: “The Campaign is strongly opposed to the defunding of the NUS Trans Campaign. That this move has been made at a time when trans people are facing increasing vitriol in the mainstream press and individual activists have been targeted is also extremely concerning.“The findings of our 2018 Trans Report demonstrated comprehensively that trans students are in dire need of support, and this move will significantly reduce the support offered by NUS.”The financial troubles of the NUS have not been met with sympathy from all commentators. Right-wing political blog Guido Fawkes responded to the reports by writing: “The leftist students running the organisation are learning the lesson that profligate spending leads to both savage cuts AND more borrowing”.The NUS was contacted for comment.last_img read more

In my world

first_imgS-l-o-w-l-y, there are changes afoot in the baking world. And when I say s-l-o-w, that’s exactly what I mean. Ever since the Chorleywood process (or ’no time dough method’) was developed in 1961, bread-baking has been revolutionised, dramatically speeding up a process which had existed for millennia. Suddenly, a raft of new ingredients began to be added to a product that used to be created almost alchemically, using simple flour, yeast, salt and water: ingredients such as E481 (sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate), E472e (mono- and diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids), E920 (l-cysteine), E282 (calcium propionate), E220 (potassium sorbate), E300 (ascorbic acid), E260 (acetic acid) soya flour, vegetable fat and dextrose, enzymes and I could go on. However, as bakers well know, many of those hidden processing ingredients do not have to be declared on the label.But now, there’s a move to slow it all down again and to return to transparency, as well as simplicity through a Real Bread Campaign, under the umbrella of the environmental group Sustain. (For a while, it looked like there were to be two similar campaigns running simultaneously, with the UK arm of Slow Food launching a crust-thrust of their own but the two have now joined forces, with Slow Food giving Real Bread its not inconsiderable support.) The campaign is now celebrating having secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food Scheme.As well as pointing bread-lovers in the direction of traditionally-created loaves, there’s even ’direct action’ suggested by the campaign: activists can download ’warning’ stickers from the internet to peel off and apply to loaves in supermarkets/convenience stores, declaring: ’This ’bread’ may be made using the following: L-cysteine, fungal amylase, hemicellulase, phos-pholipase, peptidase, xylanase, protease and a whole cocktail of other hidden enzymes’, and inviting ’unsuspecting’ bread-lovers to join up. It’s impossible to know exactly how many stickers have been downloaded, but the simple truth is that the Real Bread campaign taps into a growing desire for food to be local (ideally, ’gold-standard’ real bread will be made with 20% local flour) and without unnecessary additives.At my own business, Judges Bakery (in Hastings), we use ’overnight’ doughs anywhere from 18-24 hours, allowing loaves to rise almost at their leisure with flour, water, salt, and that’s just about it. (And in the case of the sourdoughs, without any yeasts other than the natural variety picked up from the very air itself). Our bread attracts customers from far and wide which is a slight ’food miles’ niggle for us, but we can just about live with it. It’s almost certainly completely impractical for the entire industry to return to pre-Chorleywood days. But many customers hanker after bread ’like it used to be’ with the enhanced flavour, texture and keeping power that only time, rather than additives, can deliver. Judging from the Real Bread Campaign’s success, a growing number of bread-heads are waking up to the differences between ’real’ bread and the factory type. And, if you ask me, about time toolast_img read more

Press release: Army harnesses UK bridging innovation

first_imgFunding from the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has led to a micro SME, based in Devon, attracting their first military order from the Army Rapid Innovation and Experimentation Laboratory (ARIEL); delivering innovative bridging equipment to the Royal Engineers.At 85% lighter, 80% more compact, and many times cheaper than incumbent Infantry Assault Bridges, EasiBridge, the aptly named bridging concept, is a new range of man-portable, long-span rescue/assault bridges.DASA invested £77,086.80 in July 2018, tasking EasiBridge to adapt their product range for defence and wider government use. Under the expert guidance of DASA’s partner and project technical advisers at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), EasiBridge products have undergone a series of rigorous military trials, deploying on international exercise.EasiBridge has already commenced work on the order to deliver 3 bridges, 3 conveyors, and 1 footbridge. The equipment will be supplied as trial structures for the Royal Engineers Trials and Development Unit (RETDU).Brigadier Kev Copsey, Head of Future Force Development, says: I cannot tell you the renewed impetus this project has given us. After 3 years scratching around the wilderness, the last several months have already started to change everything. Exactly what DASA was intended to do, I’m sure. EasiBridge is the world’s first user-portable, long-span, rescue/assault bridge and I am delighted that the Royal Engineers will be the first military unit to benefit from it. DASA support has been instrumental in developing a whole new range of gap crossing, force protection and specialist access capabilities. The Army is embracing emerging technologies and adopting innovation that eases the tasks of our people. We are delighted to be supporting a UK innovator, turning new ideas into military capability and putting it into the hands of soldiers quickly for trials and testing. The DASA funded EasiBridge project has rapidly proved its credibility, testing a wide range of new gap crossing, force protection and difficult access capabilities. Seven new capabilities were developed, from footbridges to materials-handling conveyors, fence-breaching frameworks to blast-resistant roofing systems – all from one “Super-Kit” of parts, using common, 5-foot ladder sections. The EasiBridge concept has received substantial international enquiries.Lucy Mason, Head of DASA says: This is a cross defence innovation success story. By embedding exploitation at the beginning of the innovation process and having the end user in mind throughout, it can lead to faster adoption of innovative ideas into Defence and wider Government. DASA is committed to supporting small businesses with great ideas and providing a platform upon which they can shine; EasiBridge did just this, attracting both UK and international interest. Stephen goes on to say: The defence trials provided further evidence that the innovation could also be adapted for other government uses, particularly for emergency and rescue services. The EasiRoof “Lite”, for example, could offer lower-cost, light-duty roof support for disaster relief or as emergency accommodation.Stephen Bright, Director, Bright Structures Ltd said: DASA is continually seeking to develop innovative ideas that have the potential to positively impact the operational effectiveness of the UK’s military. EasiBridge development was funded through a DASA open market competition looking for the next ‘generation troop protection, access and mobility systems’.Find out more about our Open Call for Innovation.last_img read more