With the goal of obtaining a better ergonomic job for workers, the chassis is attached to a structure allowing it to spin, thus facilitating the welding sequence. After this stage, liner is applied on the vehicle, a specific material capable of absorbing external impact and preventing fragments of ordnance to penetrate the interior. The chassis continues its way through a paint chamber, where a base is applied. After this stage, it is ready to receive the components in the assembly line that will make it a modern combat vehicle. Then, the engine, transmission, suspension, electrical systems, hydraulic brakes and several other parts are assembled. Finally, the armored vehicle is sent to the final stage, where camouflage paint will be applied, among other components, according to the Brazilian Army’s specifications. By Dialogo June 24, 2013 The modern manufacturing process for vehicles ordered by the Army was displayed during a visit to the premises, beginning with the welding section of ballistic steel components, which give shape to the chassis. In a complex operation, the previously welded components are gathered in trays for the new hand-made special welding process, in order to guarantee the necessary quality. On June 15, IVECO inaugurated its unit that will manufacture Defense vehicles in the city of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais state, after an investment of over 100 million reales (about U.S. $ 46.64 million) in infrastructure and development of the medium-sized armored Guaraní vehicle for transporting personnel, with (VBTP-MR) 6×6 wheels, which was ordered by the Brazilian Army. The brand-new factory, located in an area of 30,000 square meters of which 18,000 m2 are covered, is the fifth IVECO plant used for defense products worldwide and the only one located outside of Europe. It is prepared to produce 100 Guaraní units per year, with the possibility of duplicating this number if necessary. The company employs about 350 people directly, and over 1,400 indirectly, and part of its workforce dedicated to the assembly line Guaraní (welders) underwent qualification training for the past six months at the IVECO unit in Vittorio Veneto, Italy. “The plant’s inauguration is further proof of IVECO’s trust in the Brazilian market, where we have constantly been investing since we started our activities in 1997. From that moment, IVECO has at least one great achievement every year, which allows us to not only be a full-line manufacturer, but also a company capable of providing advanced technological solutions in special vehicles, such as buses, firefighting trucks and defense units,” said Marco Mazzu, president of Fiat Industrial Latin America.
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This new role could be thought of as contributing to coordination to combat climate change, which the authors said they had dubbed the five Cs.Central banks needed to coordinate their own actions with a broad set of measures to be implemented by others, such as governments, the private sector, civil society and the international community.“This coordination task is urgent since climate-related risks continue to build up and negative outcomes could become irreversible,” the authors wrote. “There is an array of actions to be consistently implemented.“The most obvious ones are the need for carbon pricing and for systematic disclosure of climate-related risks by the private sector.”The values benefitOther potential actions included “proactively promot[ing] long-termism by supporting the values or ideals of sustainable finance in order to ‘break the tragedy of the horizon’”.“The main benefit of promoting a sustainable finance approach, including through ESG, may lie in broadening the set of values driving the financial sector” ‘Green Swan’ authors“The main benefit of promoting a sustainable finance approach, including through ESG, may actually not lie in the greater impetus for asset managers to reduce their exposure to climate-related risks, but rather in broadening the set of values driving the financial sector,” the specialists argued.Other additional actions included exploring new policy mixes and integrating sustainability into accounting frameworks at the corporate and national level.All in all, the new co-ordinating role for central banks would require “thinking concomitantly within three paradigmatic approaches to climate change and financial stability: the risk, time horizon, and system resilience approaches,” the authors said.*The book was authored by Patrick Bolton, a business professor at Columbia University and visiting professor at Imperial College London; Morgan Després, deputy head of the financial stability department at Banque de France and head of the secretariat for the Network for Greening the Financial System; Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva, deputy general manager of the BIS; Frédéric Samama, head of responsible investment at Amundi; and Romain Svartzman, economist at Banque de France. A pdf of the book can be found on the BIS website. The nature of climate change impacts and mitigation strategies means that central banks must go beyond risk management and take on the additional role of helping to coordinate measures to fight climate change, a group of specialists have argued in a new book published by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today.Forward-looking risk assessment approaches grounded in scenario-based analyses, which were the manifestation of an “epistemological break” beginning to take place in the financial community, were important but would not cut it, they said.And yet central banks could neither sit on their hands and “wait for other government agencies to jump into action” nor replace other government and private actors to compensate for their insufficient action, they* wrote in Green Swan, a joint effort from Banque de France and BIS.“To overcome this deadlock, a second epistemological break is needed: central banks must become more proactive in calling for broader and coordinated change, in order to continue fulfilling their own mandates of financial and price stability over longer term horizons than those traditionally considered,” they said. read more
Everton’s season turned a significant corner as a first home league win of 2015 against 10-man Newcastle eased growing worries of a relegation battle. Midfielder James McCarthy’s first goal since May was followed in the second half by Romelu Lukaku’s 17th of the campaign, one more than he managed in the whole of last season, before Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini was sent off and Ross Barkley made it 3-0 in added time. It was a comfortable if not commanding performance but the Toffees were greatly assisted by Newcastle who, aside from one very early attack, rarely threatened and contributed significantly to their own downfall. When you are on the sort of run Everton have been on, just one victory in their previous 12 top-flight games stretching back to mid-December which left them just three points above the relegation zone before kick-off, any slice of good fortune is warmly welcomed. However, even they could not have imagined the assistance they were given by Magpies goalkeeper Tim Krul’s horrendous misjudgement for the opening goal, although anyone who witnessed Newcastle’s 5-0 drubbing at Manchester City recently could probably have predicted their second-half surrender. Despite decent results in the Europa League, having beaten Dynamo Kiev 2-1 on Thursday, confidence remains fragile, especially at Goodison where a demanding crowd have been quick to get on the team’s back in recent weeks, and that has had the effect of making players more ponderous in their passing. While manager Roberto Martinez remains welded to his possession principles there is no doubt his side have recently become more direct than they have in the past, which in itself makes sense as it plays to the strengths of Lukaku. The Belgium striker showed against Kiev how his power on the ball can pay dividends and his ability to hold up play was crucial in the opening goal. Phil Jagielka drilled a 50-yard pass straight through a vacant Newcastle midfield all the way to Lukaku, playing right up against Coloccini, and he held it up just long enough for McCarthy to charge on to. The Republic of Ireland midfielder still had some work to do but was assisted greatly by Krul who, despite having full view of the shot, embarrassingly dived the wrong way and watched as the ball went in past his outstretched feet. It was the injury-troubled midfielder’s first Everton goal at Goodison and only the second of his Toffees career. McCarthy had earlier contributed to a potentially pivotal moment when he, with the help of a flailing elbow, kept out Mike Williamson’s shot after goalkeeper Tim Howard had clawed away Gabriel Obertan’s effort. Aside from a Ryan Taylor free-kick flying just over early in the second half, the visitors offered little else. Everton were making all the running and their best other chance on the stroke of half-time saw Antolin Alcaraz’s downward header turned goalwards by Arouna Kone, on his first league start since New Year’s Day, only to be hacked off the line by Taylor. On-loan Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, who had earned more praise for his defensive shift in the first half, started to find more space to run into after the break but he was actually heading away from goal when Yoan Gouffran fouled him inside the area. Despite number-one taker Leighton Baines, making his 400th career appearance after returning from a five-match injury absence, being on the pitch Lukaku stepped up to dispatch the penalty – his fifth goal in six league appearances against Newcastle. If that needless foul was not bad enough Coloccini’s lunge on Lennon compounded their miserable afternoon. After a week of debate about players trying to influence referees Darron Gibson, Leon Osman and McCarthy were all quick to point out to Martin Atkinson how poor a challenge it was but it was fairly obvious to all concerned it deserved a red card and Atkinson had no hesitation in sending off the Newcastle captain. Osman forced a low save from Krul and then substitute Barkley, who replaced Lukaku, had a shot cleared off the line by Taylor. Howard had to react smartly to deny Moussa Sissoko and Alcaraz blocked Remy Cabella’s driving run but Everton’s victory was never in doubt and Barkley emphasised that by rounding Krul with the last kick of the game. Press Association read more
The B&H paralympic team traveled today to Sochi, which will be the the host of the 11th Winter Paralympic Games from 7-16 March.This will be the second participation in the games for the B&H team. Two athletes of alpine skiing will represent B&H in this competition – Ilma Kazazić, who will hold the B&H flag at the opening and Senad Turković.President of B&H Paralympic Committee Mustafa Demir and Chief of Mission Osman Handžić will be part of the B&H sports delegation as well.Turković is the only competitor with both legs amputated, who will perform in Sochi in the discipline of slalom on 13 March, while his performance in giant slalom is on 15 March. Ilma Kazazić will perform in the giant slalom on 16 March.The raising of the B&H flag in the Paralympic Village will be done on 6 March.(Source: Fena) read more
TIMELINE: Spygate, Deflategate and other controversial incidents under Bill BelichickPart of the explanation for the harsh penalties is the Patriots’ recent history of impropriety, including infamous scandals such as Spygate and Deflategate.The Patriots admitted recording the field broke the rules, but claim their coaches and football operations staff were unaware of the videographer’s intentions or actions. The production team was in Cleveland ostensibly to record a video feature on a New England advance scout. But, as shown in a video snipped released by Fox on Sunday, the cameras also recorded close-ups of the Bengals’ sideline one week before the Patriots visited Cincinnati. Losses of draft picks, management suspensions and fines are among penalties the Patriots may face from the NFL for videotaping the Bengals sideline during Cincinnati’s Week 14 game against the Browns, according to a report from CBS Sports.Jason La Canfora reports New England is likely to lose “at least one draft pick” and face “heavy fines” following the conclusion of the league’s investigation. In addition, the NFL may suspend a member of the organization’s upper management. According to an NFL Network report, the league has finished the interview stage of the investigation but has not set a timetable for its conclusion. “All options are on the table” for potential punishments, per Ian Rapoport.The videographer, Dave Mondillo, has already been suspended by the team, according to The Boston Globe.Mondillo released a statement Sunday evening, saying he “had no intention to provide footage to football operations, … did not provide any footage” and “was never asked to do so.” Puzzilingly, the statement also misidentifies the Browns’ stadium as “Progressive Field,” which is the stadium where MLB’s Cleveland Indians play, about a mile away from the Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium.Statement from David Mondillo, Supervising Producer, Kraft Sports and Entertainment. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/0gWGRoErgb— Tom Leyden (@TomLeyden) December 15, 2019 read more