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The most unlikely addition to the transport infrastructure of London is nearing completion in the East End. More about the Emirates Air Line, a cable car to link the Royal Albert Dock with Greenwich

The London skyline is becoming increasingly eclectic. The bulbous Gherkin (Foster + Partners), the towering Shard (RPBW) and the wind-turbine-topped, elongated-barcode that is the Strata tower (BFLS) will soon be joined by the Cheese Grater (RSHP), the Boomerang (Ian Simpson and Partners) and the Walkie-Talkie (RVA).

Aside from high-rise towers, there have been more eccentric and, in some cases, more loved additions that peek above the rooftops. The London Eye, at first implemented as a temporary attraction, has become one of the most recognisable modern additions to the capital’s silhouette. The Arcelor Mittal tower in the Olympic Park wriggles skywards

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Future research and development of air transport

Based on current trends in the aviation industry, today identified three priority areas for scientific and technical activities CVTs «Technology» in terms of development and production of glassy materials. The first direction is the development of advanced organic-organic and organic-silicate (heterogeneous) ptitsestoykih, lightweight compositions for aircraft glazing.

The effectiveness of the functioning and performance characteristics of modern aircraft and helicopters are largely dependent on the applied glazing them, the technical level is in Russia today does not allow us to solve a number of existing problems: the impact of solar radiation on the crew and electromagnetic radiation; ghosting, hindering

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Dominican Defenders

Dick Lohuis looks at the current situation of the Dominican Republic Armed Forces as they undergo modernization.

BASE AEREA San Isidro, some 15 miles (25km) east of Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, has been the home of the Fuerza Aerea Dominicana (Dominican Air Force, FAD) since it was opened on March 23, 1953 (today there are also two reserve bases, Santiago-Cibao and Puerto Plata).

In the 1950s, the FAD was the largest air force in the Caribbean, though over the intervening years, its operability has slowly decreased. In the 1970s, it was supported by the US Military Assistance

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Denmark to boost transport, helicopter force

APPROVAL of Denmark’s 2005-2009 defence agreement was granted by the Danish parliament on June 10 with a clear majority vote. The decision clears the way for acquisition of an additional lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Hercules transport and four more EH101 helicopters.

Although the annual budget of DKrl9 billion ($3 billion) for the period is about the same as during the present period, it changes direction significantly in order to fund the transition away from the previous Cold War focus on defence to concentrate more on force-projection for continually increasing international operations. As part of what has been described as the most

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Canadian restructuring continues

IN PREPARATION FOR its disbondment on August 1, 1995, the Canadian Forces 7th Wing (based at CFB Uplands, Ottawa) has lost both its subordinate squadrons, the 412th Transport Sqn and 450th Tactical Helicopter Sqn.

The 412th Transport Sqn was virtually decimated during 1994, having retired its CO 109 Cosmopolitans on June 30 and recently transferred two CC144A Challengers (CL-600) to the 434th Combat Support Sqn at CFB Shearwater, the home of the 12th Wing.

This leaves the squadron with the sole responsibility of maintaining the administrative flight service with four CG 144B (CL-601), serials 144613-144616, owned by the Treasury Board.

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Why Expensive essential goods?

On Tuesday, Deputy Economy Minister said about the emperor Adashkevich further increase prices for bakery products, dairy products, alcohol, travel on public transport.How can explain this step? Why the rise in prices comes amid a major economic growth characteristics? Or evidence that the growth of social and economic problems?Babitsky: "There is the elimination of cross-subsidization"Valery Karbalevich: "As you know, prices in Belarus regulates government even more so prices for socially important products such essentials as bakery products, dairy products, travel by public transport. Well, alcoholic products in Belarus became a necessity.And if these prices are increasing, then it is a

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Why Expensive essential goods?

On Tuesday, Deputy Economy Minister said about the emperor Adashkevich further increase prices for bakery products, dairy products, alcohol, travel on public transport.How can explain this step? Why the rise in prices comes amid a major economic growth characteristics? Or evidence that the growth of social and economic problems?Babitsky: "There is the elimination of cross-subsidization"Valery Karbalevich: "As you know, prices in Belarus regulates government even more so prices for socially important products such essentials as bakery products, dairy products, travel by public transport. Well, alcoholic products in Belarus became a necessity.And if these prices are increasing, then it is a

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Marine vadaplavy prescribe in Minsk

Not so long ago, the Ministry of Transport and Communications has once again announced its intention to reincarnate Belarus maritime power. As told in the management of marine and river transport, within the next 3 years Belarus will get two freight vadaplavy.Major strategic interests in seaports Belarus — exports of potash fertilizers, tractors and vehicles. During 2006, exports amounted to more than the size of 900 thousand tons, imports — about 70 thousand tons. Currently Belarusian products sent to customers through the Baltic and Black Sea ports of Ventspils, Klaipeda, Kaliningrad and Nikolaev.B. Govorovsky: "Judgment will register in Minsk"Speech on

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Ecology eyes Minskers: garbage trucks, Chernobyl

Woman: "Surely, this global warming. Climate change — it Anyway bad. "Man: "I was most worried about pollution. Especially in hot weather effect is enhanced emissions, apart from the transport of companies. Also — the pollution of rivers and lakes." Lady: "What wildlife destroying nature. And then try to keep them as individuals. " Reporter: "Tell me, please, what difficulties Environmental Protection trevozhut you the most?"Man: "I support a This is the meaninge anti-globalization call for a reduction in emissions. See how climate change: Europe and America is not in vain floods because very great content of harmful substances. Disrupted

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Job terminal Kozlovichi — locked

According to the Municipal Customs Committee, the Belarusian countryside in line at checkout stands already more than 500 freight trains. In turn, the Ministry of Transport of Belarus reports that skip to Fri "Kozlovichi" at Brest turn to check on the Polish side has also achieved 45 km. Details figured our correspondent Vyacheslav Kulik.Samples Belarusian side reorient transport queues with Belarusian-Polish border had of success now. For disk imaging Municipal Customs Committee, in Lithuanian direction Fri skip "Stone’s Log" and "Kotlovka" virtually empty. A transport as before coming to the terminals repository. That’s what explains this shift duty Customs Ivan

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