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Sydney Lenssen

Stories

  • Obituary: Dr William Christopher BrownSubscription

    24 March, 2005Updated: 19 February, 2009

    News

  • Open to briberySubscription

    1 March, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    PUBLIC WORKS and construction are the sectors in which public officials are most likely to accept bribes, according to a Gallup International Association survey commissioned by Transparency International.

  • Construction is most corrupt sector says reportSubscription

    27 January, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    PUBLIC WORKS and construction are the sectors in which public officials are most likely to accept or demand bribes, according to a Gallup International Association survey commissioned by Transparency Inter- national and published last week.

  • Collateral flood damageSubscription

    17 June, 1999Updated: 19 February, 2009

    When introduced as a journalist, I spend half my conversations defending misspelling, mistakes and exaggerations in magazines and newspapers. It is in part a duty - loyalty to my second profession. But when on holiday I see the blatant damage caused by media reports, I despair.

  • Do we need a golden hello?Subscription

    4 February, 1999Updated: 19 February, 2009

    The IES Annual Graduate Review 1998-99 gives valuable hints to all engineers in their twenties. The Institute for Employment Studies reports that many recruiters cannot attract the graduates they want to meet their business needs. It is particularly acute in civil engineering, according to Nick Jagger, an IES research fellow.

  • ProfileSubscription

    26 November, 1998Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Michel Virlogeux Milau bridge engineer

  • Unequal players in the power gameSubscription

    9 July, 1998Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Nobody can be surprised that the privatised electricity industry is milked for profits, even at the expense of national interest. The Department of Trade & Industry's current review of energy sources for power generation politely exposes the tricks, but has yet to find the remedies.

  • All the fun of the fairSubscription

    28 May, 1998Updated: 19 February, 2009

    The Greenwich Dome is now half-covered, but for most Londoners its location means it is still an obscure structure. In contrast, once erection starts this summer, the David Marks/Julia Barfield Millennium Wheel will have everyone agog as it rises on the South Bank. From January 2000, if the tight deadline is met, Ferris fans will slowly rotate up to a height of 135m to get their bird's eye views of London.

  • Profile Caton CrozierSubscription

    22 January, 1998Updated: 19 February, 2009

    President of the 'French Civils'.