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Hosting the 2012 Olympic Games in London would require a dedicated transport authority to be set up with powers to move 10M people to, from and around the proposed site in Stratford. The report, prepared by Arup says the proposed Crossrail link from west to east London would be the ideal transport solution.

The government is proposing to extend the Working Time Regulations to workers in the road, sea and inland waterways, rail and offshore sectors. They would provide for an average 48 hour working week, four weeks' paid holiday a year, one day off in seven, 11 hours rest between working days, a 20 minute rest break if the working day exceeds six hours and an eight hour limit on night working.

Two contractors, a consultant and a client have been shortlisted for the ICE's Civil Engineering Manager of the Year Award 2002. They are:

Andrew McNaughton, operations director, Balfour Beatty Major Projects; Tushar Prabhu, director, Frischmann Prabhu (India); Tom Rowe, waterway manager, British Waterways; and Paul Williams, divisional director, Geoffrey Osborne. They will compete in the final on 19 November for the CEMYA 2002 accolade and a £5,000 cash first prize.

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