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LONDON Zach Cunningham Texans Jersey , Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- A huge fatberg, 250 meters long and at 130 tonnes weighs as much as 11 of London's famous double-decker buses, soon could be making its debut at the Museum of London.
The museum has confirmed Thursday it wants a slice of the enormous Whitechapel Fatberg, a monster slab of fat, wet wipes Deshaun Watson Texans Jersey , condoms, nappies and oil, found in one of the sewers beneath the British capital.
The fatberg is blocking a stretch of a Victorian sewer beneath the Whitechapel area, measuring the length of two football pitches.
Museum of London officials are now in talks with Thames Water about having a slice of the fatberg as a future exhibit.
A spokesman at the museum said: "This rock-solid mass highlights some of the pressures modern life can impose on London's historical infrastructures. Issues like this are discussed and explored in the museum's City Now City Future season which deals with contemporary issues that cities around the world face."
Museum director Sharon Ament said: "The discovery of this fatberg highlights one of the many issues London has to deal with as it grows and evolves. Our year-long season, City Now City Future Tyler Ervin Limited Jersey , explores what the future holds for people living in urban environments.
"It is important for the Museum of London to display genuine curiosities from past and present London. If we are able to acquire the fatberg for our collection I hope it would raise questions about how we live today and also inspire our visitors to consider solutions to the problems of growing metropolises."
The spokesman said the museum is hoping to confirm the acquisition very soon of what is one of the largest fatbergs ever discovered in Britain, and has opened a dialogue with Thames Water.
A team of eight operatives have already started to remove the fatberg using high-power water hoses to break up the mass. The pieces are being sucked up into tankers and taken to a recycling site in London.
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STALOWA WOLA, Poland Braxton Miller Limited Jersey , Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Malgorzata Bielica has been working at Liugong Dressta Machinery for 35 years as a technical expert. Although it has only been five years since the Chinese company invested in Poland, many local employees served at the Chinese enterprise.
In the company located in the city of Stalowa Wola, southeastern Poland, Malgorzata takes out old yellowish photos to explain why Liugong Dressta has a special meaning for her.
Her father also used to work for HSW (Huta Stalowa Wola or Steel Will Ironworks), a company preceding Liugong Dressta Keke Coutee Limited Jersey , as an engineer in civil engineering machinery division for more than 50 years.
At work, Malgorzata also met her husband. "We discuss work even after we get home in the evening. This kind of family and work combination has many advantages," she says.
In 2012, when she learned that the company was going to be acquired, Malgorzata Jordan Akins Limited Jersey , as did other Polish employees, had some concerns.
In February 2012, China Guangxi Liugong invested 170 million zloty (about 49 million U.S. dollars) and made the acquisition of Central and Eastern Europe's largest machinery manufacturer -- Poland HSW's civil engineering machinery division. Liugong also gained a 100-percent stake and access to HSW wholly-owned subsidiary company Dressta.
Malgorzata says she was worried about whether she and her husband could keep their "iron rice bowl".
However, not only could they continue to work there, the work content and treatment of employees changed for the better. Liugong's work practices gained approval from many old-time employees Martinas Rankin Limited Jersey , who were able to continue to work peacefully without any adaptation period.
Malgorzata's daughter Katarzyna commenced work at the Department of Health and Safety in the company. Three years ago, after graduating from university, Katarzyna chose to return to her parents' and grandfather's workplace and became a member of Liugong.
"It's great to work together with parents. When we get back home, and we often talk about work, and sometimes even argue! I've learned a lot here and have met Chinese colleagues Justin Reid Limited Jersey ," she says.
According to the data provided by Liugong Dressta, the company has provided more than 1,200 job opportunities in the region, with a total of more than 230 million zloty (about 66 million U.S. dollars) of various accumulated taxes and fees contribution to the country between years 2012 and 2016.
Liugong Dressta Machinery vice president Hou Yubo says that Liugong in Poland cooperates with colleges and universities in Poland to provide internship opportunities for college students. It awards outstanding students with the Liugong scholarship, as well as donates stationery to orphanages and welfare homes; and sponsors cultural and sports activities of local primary and secondary school students.
Jacek Krzykwa Benardrick McKinney Limited Jersey , director of Legal and Public Affairs Department of Liugong Dressta, says Liugong has a good relationship with the local authorities.
On Liugong's initiative, Stalowa Wola City and Guangxi Liuzhou City plan on signing an agreement to become sister cities and expand cooperation.
"As residents of Stalowa Wola, we hope that the two cities increase exchanges, enhance understanding and promote common development Kevin Johnson Limited Jersey ," Krzykwa says.
Liugong Dressta Machinery is renowned for engineering durable, powerful machines from mining or landfill dozers, to oil and gas pipe layers.
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