Brunel adds Chinese rail link

first_imgThe China-Europe container train departing from Yiwu is operated by Yiwu Timex Industrial Investment and has been running the service to Madrid (Spain) via Duisburg (Germany) for over a year. The first container train to London will depart from Yiwu on January 1, 2017.”We believe this is going to change the way a lot of forwarders and shippers view their imports and exports for China,” said Mike White, group operations director at Brunel Project Cargo. c www.brunelprojectcargo.co.uklast_img read more

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Second Luxembourg – Bettembourg line approved

first_imgLUXEMBOURG: The government approved plans for the construction of a new line between the capital and Bettembourg on February 26, authorising the route and compensation measures for those affected by the project.The €292m scheme involves the construction of a 7 km double-track electrified alignment, which would leave the existing line at Howald and then run parallel to the A3 motorway, rejoining the existing route near Bettembourg. The new line would be suitable for passenger trains operating at up to 160 km/h, and would increase capacity between the capital and the French border. There would be no intermediate stations.last_img read more

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Palm Beach County launches challenge to end homeless youth

first_imgThe Palm Beach County Community Services Department Division of Human and Veteran Services is joining four other communities nationwide in launching a 100-Day Challenge to accelerate efforts to end youth homelessness.Dramatic increase in youth homelessnessThe number of Palm Beach County’s homeless youth has gone up dramatically in the past two years with the latest Point-in-Time Homeless Count, conducted in January 2017, indicating a 69 percent increase. Several factors contribute to youth homelessness including aging out of state care, parental addiction, sexual preference, and mental illness.Finding housing for 140 youth The Division of Human and Veteran Services is working with community partners to establish ambitious goals to meet the challenge. The primary objective to accomplish in 100 days is to house approximately 140 unaccompanied youth and parenting youth between the ages of 18 and 24.The 100-Day Challenge gives Palm Beach County the opportunity to refine and build upon previous accomplishments in helping homeless youth. With the support of the Rapid Results Institute, A Way Home America, and the department’s partner agencies, youth systems and housing opportunities can be quickly implemented. This will be done while continuing a coordinated response for helping homeless youth long after the challenge period has ended.Rapid Results Institute will provide overall design of the 100-Day Challenge and is partnering with HomeBase to offer coaching support to communities during the 100-day journey.Funding from HUDFunding for the challenge was obtained from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and private philanthropic partners.last_img read more

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Another State of Emergency is Declared in Jamaica’s Capital As Crime Level “Greatly Endangers Public Safety”

first_img Tweet Share 143 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring!                                        Boundaries of State of Emergency in Jamaica LifestyleNewsRegional Another State of Emergency is Declared in Jamaica’s Capital As Crime Level “Greatly Endangers Public Safety” by: – January 30, 2020 (Caribbean360) Another part of Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, is now under a state of emergency (SOE), with the island’s police chief saying the level of crime there is “at a scale and nature that greatly endangers public safety”.The SOE took effect in the Eastern Kingston Police Division on Sunday.Prime Minister Andrew Holness said security personnel from the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were deployed to carry out the enhanced security operation.Commissioner of Police Major General Antony Anderson said the area has been experiencing a high incidence of violent crimes from the latter part of 2019 and since the start of this year.“Eastern Kingston has persistently been one of the country’s crime hot spots with several gangs engaged in deadly inter and intra-gang conflicts or other criminal enterprise. Today, there are currently 32 criminal gangs with over 16 now actively engaged in various violent conflicts in the Division. There are 33 wanted persons and another 34 violence influencers within the Division,” he said.He said that murders in the division increased by 16 per cent in 2019, when compared to the previous year, while shootings increased by 49 per cent. Of those incidents, 67 per cent were related to gang activities.“In 2019, we recovered 36 firearms along with 622 rounds of ammunition in East Kingston alone. Already, since the start of 2020, the Eastern Kingston Division has recorded 11 murders when compared with the three (murders) during the corresponding period last year,” Commissioner Anderson said.Minister of National Security Dr Horace Chang noted that the areas extending from Upper Mountain View to Rockfort along the coastline “continue to have a serious increase in…homicides”. And he said the Government was therefore obligated to take strong steps to protect the lives of the law-abiding citizens.“The security forces will take all steps required to apprehend, prosecute, and disrupt the gangs that exist in these areas,” he said.Meantime, Chief of Defence Staff Lieutenant General Rocky Meade reminded that the SOE will give the security forces temporary additional powers of search, arrest and detention and limited suspension of individual rights.“We believe that this is necessary in order to give the security forces the necessary space to carry out the operational tasks that will be required to help bring a sense of normalcy to the communities affected,” he said.He assured citizens that both the JDF and JCF have been properly trained and oriented to give due regard to basic human rights and citizen rights of all the persons within the communities.last_img read more

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Landis+Gyr’s New IoT Platform Supports Multiple Communication Technologies

first_imgAt DistribuTECH 2018, Landis+Gyr has launched Gridstream Connect – a next-generation IoT platform for utility, consumer and smart city applications. Built on an IPv6-enabled architecture, Gridstream Connect features support for multiple communication technologies – such as RF Mesh, LoRa and cellular – under a single network.This provides greater options for utilities to deploy layered intelligence with connected computing power at the grid edge, at the community level and across the distribution system. Networked meters, sensors and devices can run applications and interface autonomously with third-party devices and software platforms to control streetlights, EV charging stations, solar invertors and environmental sensors, along with an array of distribution assets.Gridstream Connect is built to seamlessly and securely integrate smart devices using a variety of communication protocols and vendors. This enables utilities to push sensor technology to the grid edge for smart community and smart home applications, while preparing for changing distribution strategies.Landis+Gyr was offering demonstrations and product information at the DistribuTECH Conference in San Antonio, Texas.last_img read more

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Westbrook, Harden top All-NBA first team as George, Hayward snubbed

first_imgNEW YORK – For Cleveland’s LeBron James, there was history. For Houston’s James Harden, there was affirmation.And for Indiana’s Paul George and Utah’s Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone.James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled by the league on Thursday. James made the first team for a record-tying 11th time, matching the mark set by Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone. And Harden was the only player to be unanimously selected by a global panel of sportswriters and broadcasters as a first-teamer this year, returning to that group for the third time in the last four seasons.Joining James and Harden on the first team were Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis. Westbrook, Leonard and Davis all are first-teamers for the second time.Harden was not an All-NBA team pick last season, after averaging 29 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists, which prompted Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to tweet his reaction.”Happy (at) James Harden was able to bounce back from his tough 29/8/6 performance last season to prove again he is one of the 15 best NBA players,” Morey wrote.James and Westbrook were on 99 first-team ballots, and second-team on the lone other. Leonard was a first-teamer on 96 ballots, second-team on three and third-team on one.Perhaps as significant a story as who made the team was who did not.George and Hayward fell well short of making any of the three All-NBA teams, which means they will not be eligible to get the ”supermax” extensions from Indiana and Utah this summer and now will face more questions about their futures in their respective cities. George is under contract to the Pacers for next season, while Hayward is likely to elect to become a free agent this summer.”These opportunities don’t come around very much,” Hayward said earlier this month. ”That’s why you hire an agent, to deal with this type of stuff.”All three teams have two guards, two forwards and one center.Harden and Westbrook were runaway choices at guard, James and Leonard were easy picks at forward. Davis barely held off Utah’s Rudy Gobert for the first-team center spot, finishing with 343 points to Gobert’s 339.Davis appeared on 95 of the 100 ballots; Gobert appeared on 91.Other second-team picks along with Gobert were Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Boston’s Isaiah Thomas at guard, and Golden State’s Kevin Durant and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo at forward.”So many great players, so many players had great seasons,” Durant said. ”It’s kind of hard to put guys on the first, second, third teams. So many guys played well this year. Just grateful to be a part of the list. Obviously I feel like I should be a first-team player, but it is what it is.”Third-team selections were Washington’s John Wall and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan at guard, Golden State’s Draymond Green and Chicago’s Jimmy Butler at forward, and DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers at center. Jordan edged Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns for the final center spot by four points in the balloting.Finalists for other awards, including MVP, rookie of the year, defensive player of the year, sixth man, most improved player and coach of the year will be announced Friday night.All those awards will be announced in New York on June 26, and complete voting results will be released at that time. (AP) [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Westbrook, Harden top All-NBA first team as George, Hayward snubbed’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Saturday, May 20, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

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Indians Take World Series Game One in 6-0 Shutout Of Cubs; Thoughts on the Huge Win to Kickoff the Series

first_img Matt Loede Related TopicsCubsIndiansMLB World Series CLEVELAND – There’s not many negatives you can say about a dominating 6-0 win over the 103-win Chicago Cubs in game one of the World Series on Tuesday night, giving the Indians a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-7.While it’s a short turnaround to game two, there were a couple keys in the win, and a few things to look for in game two, which will feature Indians thrower Trevor Bauer trying to come back from the finger injury that limited him to just 2/3 of an inning in game three in Toronto in the ALCS.Here’s a couple thoughts on game one with some things already for game two:1. Huge First WinThe numbers for teams that win game one of the World Series are rather staggering, as if you consider the following you have to love the Tribe’s chances moving forward. Teams winning the first game have won 12 of the last 13 and 17 of the last 19 World Series. Wow. Don’t get too ahead of yourself, but this was a big win for that reason alone, and just think what the numbers could be like with a win on Wednesday.2. RobertoThe fact that a guy who hit three homers in the regular season came to the plate and hit two on Tuesday night shows that you just never can tell in the playoffs, but that’s just what Roberto Perez did. While everyone will talk about the homers, let’s not forget about the way he called the game behind the plate, and he was a big part of helping Andrew Miller get out of that bases juiced jam in the 7th with the game still very much in doubt with the Indians up 3-0. To think that Perez would have this big of an impact in the World Series is mind blowing to say the least.3. KlubotCorey Kluber made history with eight K’s in the first three innings, and didn’t let the moment get to him on Tuesday night, going six innings as he almost made it look easy. He was able to get first pitch strikes, and unlike the first start vs the Jays, he didn’t give up any big two out hits to keep innings alive. To think that he’s going to pitch two more times if needed in this series has to have the Indians feeling good about their chances.4. Miller TimeAndrew Miller did have to labor in Tuesday’s win, and clearly didn’t have his best stuff. With that, he still threw up a zero, and got out of the biggest jam yet this postseason with a flyout, K and K in the 7th with the bases loaded and no outs to keep the Indians up 3-0. He threw 46 pitches, and while Terry Francona didn’t rule him out for Wednesday, it’s tough to think he’s going to be able to pitch much in game two. Still he’s having an incredible postseason.5. Cubs PenJoe Maddon seemed to be trying to do whatever he could to keep the Indians bats at bay once Lester left, and that meant going to his pen – a lot. He used no less than four pitchers out of his bullpen, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Indians from tacking on three more runs, as Perez slammed a clinching three-run bomb in the 8th to put the game away. The Cubs pen could be a big trouble spot for Chicago this series, and it showed on Tuesday night.6. BauerTrevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26 ERA) will look to give the Indians a commanding 2-0 series lead as the game for Wednesday has been moved to 7:08pm with weather concerns. Jake Arrieta (18-8, 3.10 ERA) will go for the Cubs, and now all the pressure is on Chicago to try and even this thing up, or the Indians may be able to make this a short series like they did against the Jays. Bauer’s finger will be the most watched finger in baseball history, and here’s hoping he’s had time to heal to give the Indians at least 5-6 good innings for Wednesday’s start. center_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

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Hideki Matsuyama targets three-peat at Phoenix Open

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA – Hideki Matsuyama will be looking to tie one of golf legend Arnold Palmer’s records this week when he goes for his third consecutive victory at the Phoenix Open.The 25-year-old was welcomed with cheers at a news conference on Wednesday after he was announced as a returning champion, this time in place to stand alongside “the King” as the only players in the tournament’s 83-year history to win back-to-back-to-back. Phoenix Open, Hideki Matsuyama, Arnold Palmer RELATED PHOTOS Hideki Matsuyama | ORLANDO RAMIREZ / USA TODAY / VIA REUTERS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img A day before the 72-hole event gets underway at TPC Scottsdale, the world No. 5 spoke to reporters after taking part in a pro-am event and reminisced about his past two years on the par-71 Stadium Course, where both titles were decided in a playoff.“I have a fond memory of winning here,” Matsuyama said while acknowledging the challenges ahead of him both on and off the course.“It’s only after I came to the United States I truly understood Arnold Palmer’s greatness. If I can win my third straight title here, I would also like to grow as person and contribute to society (like he did).”This year, Matsuyama faces some familiar competition when he tees off on the 10th hole on Thursday with Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson. Matsuyama defeated Fowler in 2016 and Simpson in 2017, both times in four-hole playoffs.“I hope the three of us all play well, and I hope to have a good fight on the final back nine again,” Matsuyama said of his rivals.Four golfers are three-time winners at the Phoenix Open, including Gene Littler, Mark Calcavecchia, and Phil Mickelson, though Palmer is the only one to do it three times in a row, from 1961 to 1963.Matsuyama finished fourth at the Sentry Tournament of Champions last month but struggled at last week’s Farmers Insurance Open, finishing tied for 12th. He said he wasn’t playing as well as he was a year ago, but was happy with his putting on the final day.“I think my short game is in good shape right now,” Matsuyama said. “I’ll do my best with that.” KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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What Will It Be? $1,600 Or $3,000 Permanent Fund Dividend

first_imgThe House majority has called a $1,605 dividend a “compromise” figure between a $3,000 dividend and accepting some of the governor’s vetoes. The governor has remained firm that the state pay a dividend that aligns with a statutory formula, or about $3,000. The House on Monday will hold a third and final vote on legislation funding the capital budget. The vote on Senate Bill 2002 is scheduled to occur two days before a key July 31 deadline. Members of the House minority again pushed for a full $3,000 dividend through an amendment to the bill. The amendment vote failed on Thursday along caucus lines 10-20. Governor Dunleavy: “It’s difficult for me to negotiate on the law and the constitution, and that seems to be a part of the law. I think it’s important for Alaskans that their lawmakers follow the law and the constitution.”  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The House approved a $1,605 Permanent Fund dividend on Friday, now House Bill 2003 will go to the Senate. The House voted 22-12 for a dividend almost half of what Governor Mike Dunleavy has proposed.last_img read more

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Wild Win at San Jose 5-4

first_img 360p The Minnesota Wild came from down 4-2 in the 3rd period to win 5-4 at San Jose last night.  Eric Staal cut the lead to 4-3 and Mikko Koivu had the game-tying and game-winning goal for the Wild in the 3rd.  Koivu had 2 goals on the night and Eric Staal had 2 goals and 1 assist.  Zach Parise had 1 goal and 2 assists.Devan Dubynk had 30 saves for the Wild.  Minnesota was out-shot 34-26.  The Wild improve to 24-9-4 and with 52 points are just 1 point back of Chicago for first place in the Central Division. The Wild play at Los Angeles at 3pm Saturday. About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img About Connatix V56892 1080p HD 1/1 720p HDlast_img read more

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