UK railway news round-up

first_imgConservative Member of Parliament for Epsom & Ewell Chris Grayling has retained his position as Secretary of State for Transport in the cabinet announced by Prime Minister Theresa May following the general election.Network Rail has begun a ‘soft’ market-testing exercise seeking external expertise to determine what would be the best way for it to source unmanned aircraft system operation, training and equipment. Services to be procured could include general and specialist inspection of infrastructure including embankments, culverts and electrification equipment, and condition inspections following adverse weather and other incidents. NR envisages UAVs could reduce employee exposure to risk by reducing the need for physical access to sites, and provide value for money when undertaking surveys.The heritage Swanage Railway launched a two-year trial service to Wareham station on the national network on June 13, operated by charter operator West Coast Railways. The service of four diesel trains per day in each direction will run on 60 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 13 to September 3 and on 90 days in 2018. The project to reinstate the link and run the service has been supported by the government’s Coastal Communities Fund (£1∙8m), Purbeck district (£3∙2m) and Dorset county councils, BP (£0∙5m), Perenco, Network Rail and South West Trains.On July 1 Network Rail is to close the level crossing at Northumberland Park station in northeast London, to be replaced by a fully-accessible ramped footbridge. A new island platform is to be built at Northumberland Park as part of the £140m Lee Valley Rail Programme to provide a third track between Stratford and Angel Road. Enabling an additional two trains/h to be operated, the programme is being funded by the Department for Transport, Transport for London, Enfield Council and the London Economic Action Partnership, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Greater London.Virgin Trains has launched a two television commercials as part of a wider advertising campaign which it says aim to ‘drive customer appraisal and tackle alternative modes of transport head-on.‘ This is the first campaign created for Virgin Trains by Anomaly, which was appointed as its lead creative agency in February.Network Rail is seeking interest in the 24 h provision of breakdown and recovery services for rail vehicles involved in derailments or other incidents. The supplier would provide its own equipment, but would also be responsible for the operation, maintenance and undercover storage of Network Rail’s own cranes.Network Rail has confirmed that completion of work to electrify the line from Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High has been delayed by a further three months, and is not now expected before October.last_img read more

FC IfeanyiUbah leads, as MFM, Rangers draw

first_imgWith 19 points from 10 matches, FC IfeanyiUbah are the new leaders of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The Nnewi-based team defeated visiting Plateau United 2-0 to overtake Enugu Rangers at the top of the log.Rangers could only draw 1-1 with MFM of Lagos at the Agege Stadium yesterday to arrive at 18 points.Yesterday’s win was masterminded by Cote d’Ivoire’s Pascal Seka and Tamen Medrano, a Camerounian, who came off the bench to consolidate IfeanyiUbah’s lead after Seka had given the home side an 18th minute lead from the spot whengoal-bound Bright Onyedikachi was brought down inside the box.At the Agege Stadium, Enugu Rangers threatened to inflict the first home loss on MFM when former Flying Eagles’ star, Obinna Nwobodo, put the Flying Antelopes ahead in the 36th minute. But the Godwin Enarkhena boys drew level in the 68th minute through Stephen Odey.In other games of the day, 3SC and Giwa FC defeated visiting Ikorodu United and Kano Pillars 2-0 respectively, while Lobi Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by Wikki Tourists and hosts Tornadoes forced Sunshine Stars to a 2-2 draw.Abia Warriors recorded their first away win in Uyo where they beat Akwa United 2-1, but Niger Tornadoes forced Sunshine Stars to a 2-2 draw.last_img read more

Olympic Rings Usage

first_imgAll Activity BBTV 5,041 posts Go Cleveland! Members Members 0 1,204 0 Link to post 1,172 smzimbabwe 218 0 Initialisms Suck Location:Luling, LA Sign in to follow this   987 218 On 12/31/2016 at 2:52 AM, Berlin Wall said: I had thought the Olympic Rings logo was sacred, reading the logo rules implied to me that it was one of the world’s most protected logos. Then, I see this logo for my favorite Austrian Bundesliga team and I’m wondering how they got permission for the rings logo. It seems to violate all the Olympic rules, but it’s still used and good. I assume they got permission to use them (since the city has hosted the Olympics a couple times), but it struck me as strange that the Olympic rings logo was so prominently featured on a pro team’s logo. Does anybody know why and if any other cities that have hosted have the rings in their pro teams logo? M4One Share on other sites 1,207 Location:South Windsor, NSW, Australia Members Sports Logo News Followers 1 Members Link to post Link to post On 1/1/2017 at 0:02 PM, EvilChameleon said: On 12/30/2016 at 8:20 PM, BringBackTheVet said: Link to post 26 Link to post The interlocking rings were designed back in the early 1900s. Sports Logos 1 1,122 posts 1,204 Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Link to post Posted December 31, 2016 By smzimbabwe, December 31, 2016 in Sports Logo News Forums Home 2001mark Graham_Clayton Share on other sites Posted December 31, 2016 Share on other sites Berlin Wall Members not Olympic Rings, but: 1,207 Members Another interesting thing I found is that the unofficial precursor club of Wacker was named FC Olympia (1913-1914). But I think that has nothing to do with the rings, it’s just imposing.  Members GM was an official sponsor of the 1996 Olympics.  Buick is their luxury division.  Like any sponsor, they were allowed to use the rings, just like how you see the rings on Coke cans or how NBC will add the rings to their logo during Olympic years. Posted December 31, 2016 I think Wacker Innsbruck invented the Olympic Rings logo in 1964, when Innsbruck hosted the Winter Games the first time. So it has indeed to do with Innsbruck hosting the Games. 1964 was also the year Wacker Innsbruck played in the first Austrian Division the first time. 315 posts 17,998 Share this post maybe because they’re all white and not in the logo’s colors? Sports Logo News M4One Share on other sites GeauxColonels Favourite Logos:New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Voodoo, Nicholls State Colonels THE CCSLC Nicholls St Colonels Fan Go To Topic Listing So if my company uses an all white version of the Seattle Seahawks logo, you’re fine with that? Berlin Wall smzimbabwe smzimbabwe SportsLogos.Net Posted January 5, 2017 Share this post 0 700 Share on other sites 0 17,998 Link to post Olympic Rings Usage Share on other sites 0 186 17,998 maybe because they’re all white and not in the logo’s colors? 186 26 0 GeauxColonels Location:Idaho The most egregious use of the Olympic rings is in the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, where they are on the uniforms of the henchmen. 1,122 posts Location:Berlin, Germany 1,597 posts Share this post Posted January 5, 2017 Sign in to follow this   goalieboy82 Forums Home Santa Claus killed in Vietnam Members Share this post goalieboy82 Share on other sites Share this post The most egregious use of the Olympic rings is in the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, where they are on the uniforms of the henchmen. 1,172 Olympic Rings Usage Share this post Posted December 31, 2016 218 EvilChameleon Share on other sites Recommended Posts 5,507 posts 987 0 Link to post I think Wacker Innsbruck invented the Olympic Rings logo in 1964, when Innsbruck hosted the Winter Games the first time. So it has indeed to do with Innsbruck hosting the Games. 1964 was also the year Wacker Innsbruck played in the first Austrian Division the first time. 987 1,204 218 Posted January 2, 2017 Posted January 3, 2017 Share this post Link to post 46,550 posts 0 Members 1,207 218 Posted January 2, 2017 26 2001mark BBTV Olympic Rings Usage Back in 1996 Buick released a limited edition “Olympic” model of the Regal Sedan to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games. The car featured the Olympic rings embossed into the headrests of the front seats: Location:Idaho Share this post 247 posts Another interesting thing I found is that the unofficial precursor club of Wacker was named FC Olympia (1913-1914). But I think that has nothing to do with the rings, it’s just imposing.  700 Share on other sites EvilChameleon 1,172 Graham_Clayton smzimbabwe Location:Youngstown, Ohio Link to post 9,471 posts 218 Share this post Not sure, nothing at wikipedia other than being founded in 1915.  Maybe they stole the Olympic logo way way back, I have zero idea. Posted January 3, 2017 This topic is now closed to further replies. Followers 1 Share this post Sports Logos All Activity 700 Looks like the club is using the logo from the ’64 Innsbruck games in its crest. Members 186 5,668 postslast_img read more

Jane Fonda says brutally honest HBO documentary, ‘Jane Fonda in Five Acts’, was “hard” to watch

first_imgHBO(LOS ANGELES) — Jane Fonda is the subject of a new documentary premiering Monday night on HBO called Jane Fonda in Five Acts. It’s everything you ever wanted to know about the actress and activist, and she tells ABC Radio it was “a hard portrait…to watch.”“You know it would be nice for me if it was a portrait of me that everything is flattering and makes me look great,” says the 80-year-old Grace and Frankie star, “but some of it doesn’t, and I’m not always proud of what I did or say.”One of Fonda’s biggest regrets: “I wasn’t a good enough mother to my daughter.”People may also be shocked to learn that the outspoken actress is not as strong and confident as she appears.“I’ve gotten feedback…from guys especially [who say] ‘I’ve always seen you as this really strong woman, and I didn’t realize how lacking in confidence you were,’ and that kind of thing,” notes Fonda. “And I think that’s important for people to see — that we’re never just one thing.”A few takeaways Fonda hopes people get from watching the doc? “I hope they learn that it’s never too late, that forgiveness is important, and that striving to have a life that has meaning is a worthwhile endeavor,” she says.   Grace and Frankie, which also stars Lily Tomlin and Martin Sheen, returns for its fifth season in 2019 on Netflix.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more