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Publication date: 1 November 1952

WE were pleased to be present on the 10th October at the official opening of the new South Wales Offices and Works of Messrs. James Arnott & Sons Ltd., at Roath Basin…

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WE were pleased to be present on the 10th October at the official opening of the new South Wales Offices and Works of Messrs. James Arnott & Sons Ltd., at Roath Basin Docks, Cardiff. The ceremony was performed by the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Councillor W. H. J. Muston, who was introduced by Mr. N. K. Worters (Joint Managing Director), in the presence of directors and executives from Newcastle‐on‐TyneHead Office, those responsible for this work at Cardiff, customers and many friends. After the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, Mr. G. M. I. Stanley, Director at Cardiff, spoke highly of his staff and the effort made by them to make this day possible.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 4 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 8 August 2009

Peter Lacy, James Arnott and Eric Lowitt

This paper aims to address the importance of a framework for developing employees' sustainability knowledge, skills, and behaviors.

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Purpose

This paper aims to address the importance of a framework for developing employees' sustainability knowledge, skills, and behaviors.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on in‐depth interviews with executives from five Fortune 1000 companies that are viewed as market leaders in addressing sustainability.

Findings

This paper provides a series of initiatives to equip their employees' talent – from top executives to employees throughout the organization – with the much needed, but often sorely lacking knowledge, skills and attitudes to spearhead efforts to attend to sustainability both today and tomorrow.

Practical implications

The usefulness of demonstrating a company's suite of ongoing initiatives to address sustainability to potential employees during the recruiting process is highlighted by each company.

Originality/value

The framework covered by this paper can help companies enhance their talent management skills.

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Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1472-0701

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Publication date: 1 April 1977

THE Reference Department of Paisley Central Library today occupies the room which was the original Public Library built in 1870 and opened to the public in April 1871…

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THE Reference Department of Paisley Central Library today occupies the room which was the original Public Library built in 1870 and opened to the public in April 1871. Since that date two extensions to the building have taken place. The first, in 1882, provided a separate room for both Reference and Lending libraries; the second, opened in 1938, provided a new Children's Department. Together with the original cost of the building, these extensions were entirely financed by Sir Peter Coats, James Coats of Auchendrane and Daniel Coats respectively. The people of Paisley indeed owe much to this one family, whose generosity was great. They not only provided the capital required but continued to donate many useful and often extremely valuable works of reference over the many years that followed. In 1975 Paisley Library was incorporated in the new Renfrew District library service.

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Library Review, vol. 26 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 September 1964

P. Kettlewell

THE VERY TITLE of this talk is something which is always quite exciting to an Engineer—that is the thought of completely dry lubrication and the possibility of dispensing…

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THE VERY TITLE of this talk is something which is always quite exciting to an Engineer—that is the thought of completely dry lubrication and the possibility of dispensing with such unpleasant necessitites as grease cups, nipples, oil sumps etc. Unfortunately, films of dry lubricants do have co‐efficients of friction and are therefore subject to wear, so the ideal of “life time lubrication” is still in the far and distant future. However new materials are constantly being discovered and/or developed which offer some technical advantage over the previous best, and as each of these materials comes to light it does mean that there are a few more engineering units that at one time were dependent on grease or fluid film lubrication that may now be dry lubricated. It is really the technical‐cum‐commercial development of dry lubricants that this paper discusses. For many years the use of Lamellar solids was limited to such materials as talcum, mica and graphite, the last being by far the most popular and possibly still the most widely used today. In more recent years, molybdenum disulphide has come very much to the fore, and because of certain technical advantages (which will be discussed later) will probably replace graphite if and when it becomes more economical to produce and if it in turn does not first become replaced by other lubricating solids such as boron nitride, tungsten disulphide and cadmium oxide. Of these “new” names in dry lubrication, tungsten disulphide looks very promising and has been selected as the third dry lubricant to discuss.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 16 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 1 December 1953

The Presidential Address to the Liverpool Engineering Society by Mr. Farthing (the salient points of which are reproduced in this issue) has particular bearing upon…

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The Presidential Address to the Liverpool Engineering Society by Mr. Farthing (the salient points of which are reproduced in this issue) has particular bearing upon lubrication and especially on young lubrication engineers. Mr. Farthing stressed the very wide field open to young engineers and the difficulties associated with training in order to cover as wide a field as may be necessary. It is usually so important to gain a wide knowledge before one can specialise and this is certainly the case with lubrication engineers. One cannot begin to fully appreciate the intricacies of a lubrication system with all its accessory components lubricating and guarding, for example, a large motive power plant or rolling mill, until one has more than a mere working knowledge of the plant itself, the duties it must perform, how it performs them and the snags that arise which might be overcome by correct lubrication. In view of the fact that lubrication systems are just as important in a textile mill as in a power station or a large brick works, the almost impossible‐to‐achieve‐range of knowledge that would simplify the work of a lubrication engineer is very obvious. Fortunately, lubricating principles apply to most cases and knowing how to apply one's knowledge from basic principles is the key to success in this difficult profession.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 5 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 1 March 1971

W.R. Aitken

A recent survey on book purchases was published by Sales Research Service Limited and reveals some very interesting statistics.

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A recent survey on book purchases was published by Sales Research Service Limited and reveals some very interesting statistics.

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Library Review, vol. 23 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 January 1960

The illustration is of the new petrochemicals plant for Union Carbide Ltd., at Hythe, Southampton. This is now nearing completion and the photograph shows part of the…

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The illustration is of the new petrochemicals plant for Union Carbide Ltd., at Hythe, Southampton. This is now nearing completion and the photograph shows part of the product storage area, drumming and despatching buildings. Amongst the many products to be made here are : anti‐freeze, transparent paper, printing inks, detergents, heavy duty brake fluids, rubber mould lubricants, agricultural chemicals, solvents, etc. The most modern specialised chemicals plant has been installed to allow for a high degree of automation.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 1 May 1989

Sainsbury's have expanded the Company's Retail Training Scheme to its stores throughout the country. Launched in June last year as a pilot scheme in the south and east, it…

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Sainsbury's have expanded the Company's Retail Training Scheme to its stores throughout the country. Launched in June last year as a pilot scheme in the south and east, it is designed to act as a bridge between school and work, helping 16/17 year‐olds to make this often difficult transition and at the same time offering them full pay and full employee status. John Adshead, Sainsbury's Director of Personnel, commented:

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Education + Training, vol. 31 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 30 June 2020

Maximiliano Nicolás Saraco and James Blaxland

The aim of this study was to compare the organoleptic attributes and meltability of selected, commercial dairy-free imitation cheeses (DFICs) with those of their dairy…

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Purpose

The aim of this study was to compare the organoleptic attributes and meltability of selected, commercial dairy-free imitation cheeses (DFICs) with those of their dairy counterparts to thus determine whether commercial DFIC needs to be further developed.

Design/methodology/approach

Market research was conducted to determine the availability of DFICs in the United Kingdom (UK) and thus select the varieties to assess. Mild cheddar was chosen for its popularity wide availability in the United Kingdom and Italian-style hard cheese for its complex organoleptic profile. The organoleptic attributes and melting properties of the chosen DFIC products were assessed by using descriptive sensory evaluation and their meltability was assessed using the Arnott test, respectively.

Findings

109 different DFICs were found; most of them (74%) presented coconut oil as their primary ingredient. None of the assessed DFICs assessed could mimic the organoleptic attributes of their dairy counterparts accurately; however, one of the non-dairy mild cheddar samples was regarded as potentially acceptable by the assessors of the sensory evaluation assessors. Nonetheless, the meltability of this sample was significantly lower than that of mild cheddar cheese.

Practical implications

The findings indicate that, to obtain products that can mimic the organoleptic attributes and meltability of cheese more accurately, further development is required for the DFIC varieties assessed.

Originality/value

No academic publications have explored and investigated commercial DFICs with similar ingredients to those found in commercial DFICs; the commercial importance of these products may augment in the short term owing to the reported growth in the number of vegan individuals in the UK and in Europe.

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British Food Journal, vol. 122 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Publication date: 1 March 1997

Iain Beavan, Michael Arnott and Colin McLaren

Aberdeen University Library's digitisation programme has reached an advanced stage, with three projects all designed to deliver images (of a 300‐page medieval liturgical…

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Aberdeen University Library's digitisation programme has reached an advanced stage, with three projects all designed to deliver images (of a 300‐page medieval liturgical text, of the papers of a nineteenth‐century philosopher, and of 1000 Jacobite engravings) via the Web. A comparison of these projects highlights differences in image capture pathways, quality requirements and file storage solutions.

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VINE, vol. 27 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

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