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Day: February 11, 2004

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WF’s communications manager a real luvvie

Those who have met Nick Luke, WF Electrical's communications manager, will have detected a somewhat theatrical bearing about him. It can now be revealed why. It transpires that Nick appeared in the first ever Panavision film – the wide angle lens that

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Big Apple a live wire

A woman was recently electrocuted while walking her dog in East Village, New York. Civic Association president Bob Holden said he has complained to the utility, Con Edison, about exposed live wiring on neighbourhood streets for many years. In 2000, he reported

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Three Gorges flows on

The largest hydro-electric project in the world, China's Three Gorges project, began to supply electricity to energy-intensive manufacturers in the southern Guangdong Province this week. The power station is expected to transmit 8.16 billion kWh of electricity to the province this year.

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Dinner with the ECA

Electrical Times was out on the town last night, quaffing port and dropping smoked trout down the shirt front at the Electrical Contractors’ Association’s annual dinner in London. ECA president, Charles McKinnon’s speech showed how closely the Association is now working with

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Superconductor victory

After an 18-year battle, New Zealand's state-owned Industrial Research Ltd (IRL) finally won a legal battle for a US patent to the superconducting material it developed in 1988. Seven companies filed patent applications for the material but IRL proved it had been

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Longcross in the frame at Imperial College

Imperial College London has appointed the Longcross Group as a framework partner for mechanical and electrical engineering services. In essence, this means Longcross, alongside 16 other contractors, will share out £350m-worth of new-build and refurbishment work on a four-year project commencing in

Electrical Review Logo supports NICEIC members is supporting the NICEIC with the launch of a Corporate Advertising Scheme, which offers accredited members the chance to promote their services on a dedicated page. When a user searches for an electrician, a new 'CAS' link will appear above

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MoD to speak at CIBSE/ICE Building Security Conference

Two representatives from the MoD will join speakers from the Metropolitan police, London Underground and specialist engineering design companies at the CIBSE/ICE Building security against the threat of terrorism conference. The MoD speakers will present the government’s take on Managing the vehicle

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Electricians rated online

A new household services directory website has launched with the aim of providing quality local tradesmen – rated and reviewed by the public. Malcolm Cooper founded after unhappy experiences with rip-off tradesmen. It is organised by postcode and entries from both

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Shock to the cistern

An explosion blew the roof off a public toilet in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent last week. A fault in high-voltage cables beneath the Automated Public Convenience forced water to surge back into the so-called ‘superloo’ – ripping off its roof and damaging the pavement.

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