Conservative 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.
InternationalNewsPrintSports Former NBA star Lamar Odom found unconscious at US brothel by: Associated Press – October 14, 2015 135 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweet Lamar Odom (Photo: AP)NEVADA, United States (AP) — Former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom was hospitalised after he was found unconscious Tuesday at a Nevada brothel, authorities said.The Nye County Sheriff’s Department was called at about 3:15 pm to Love Ranch in Crystal, Nevada, about 70 miles outside of Las Vegas for a report of an unresponsive man needing an ambulance, Sheriff Sharon A Wehrly said in a statement.Odom was stabilised and taken to Desert View Hospital in nearby Pahrump, the statement said. Officials then tried to have him airlifted to Las Vegas, but he was too tall for the helicopter that was available and he was driven by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.There was no further word on Odom’s condition.The emergency call came from Richard Hunter, media director for Dennis Hof, who owns the Love Ranch and other brothels in Nevada, the sheriff’s statement said. Hof did not immediately reply to a request for comment.His hospitalisation was first reported by TMZ.The 35-year-old last played in the NBA in 2013 and saw reality TV fame through his four-year marriage to Khloe Kardashian.
Soccer Twenty-five teams have been confirmed to participate in a charity event in the Port Moresby Soccer Association 7s challenge that is expected to kick off this weekend. PMSA president Joseph Ealedona said he was happy there had been a positive response, adding there has been some minor changes to the categories which will now see only men’s and women’s categories. He said those that have registered for only mix category can have men and women teams while those that registered for a men’s team only can have a women’s team and vice-versa at one registration cost only. He said it was because only a few teams registered for the mix category. The challenge will kick off with the first games at 8am. Teams will be slotted into four pools for the two categories. The draws have been put out in the PMSA face book page while teams can check early on Saturday morning at the Bisini Grounds. The PMSA will observe a one-minute silence at kick off of the first games in respect to the passing of two long time PMSA players and officials late Richard Sios and Cafu Clement Anison who passed on last week.
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