Modules and kits

first_imgSOCOFER will be promoting its range of infrastructure maintenance equipment as well as its shunting loco and diesel railcar re-powering kits. The French company has recently supplied SNCF with a Linad road-rail vehicle for bridge inspections. The 34 tonne lorry is equipped with a movable basket which allows staff to reach parts of bridges and viaducts that are difficult to access.The wide range of uses for Socofer’s Modular Interchangeable Concept equipment will be highlighted. Eurotunnel and Network Rail are using the demountable modules for the application of adhesion-improving gel to railheads, mounting high-pressure rail cleaning water jets, weed-killing sprays and removing ice from conductor rails. Similar modules will soon be supplied to the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and SNCF. Socofer staff will be on hand to discuss the firm’s complete re-powering kits for 1000 kW locomotives and 480 kW railcars, comprising a diesel engine, auxiliary and interface sets, and motor and alternator electronics.last_img read more

MÁV lays foundations to build a growing business

first_imgZOLTÁN MÁNDOKI, General Director of Hungarian State Railways, gave details at the CEE Rail event of MÁV’s plans to develop its freight and passenger businesses and outlined progress being made towards establishment of a commercial railway conforming to EU directives.Provisional traffic figures for 2004 put freight volume on the 7729 route-km network at 45·4 million net tonnes, up from 42·9 million in 2003 when market share was 29%. Passenger traffic was on a downward trend, with 156·6 million trips compared with 157·2 in 2003 and 161·9 million in 2002. The declining figure reflected outdated rolling stock and deteriorating infrastructure, particularly on secondary lines. This may change in the future once a public service contract is agreed to cover 2004-08.MÁV is concentrating its early efforts to improve passenger services on the Budapest suburban network. Among recent improvements to the passenger fleet is the arrival of the first of a fleet of Desiro diesel trainsets from Siemens; these have entered service between Budapest and Esztergom, where tracks have been renovated, signals replaced and preparations made for doubling. Refurbished stock has been introduced on routes from Budapest to Szolnok via Cegléd and Újszlast_img read more

UPDATE: Portsmouth resident reported missing found dead

first_img Tweet Police public relations officer, inspector John Carbon has confirmed that a Portsmouth resident who was reported missing on Tuesday has been found dead.Gloria Celestine, 34, of Lagoon, Portsmouth was reported missing to the police on November 6, 2013.“I can confirm that her body was discovered about 7 am on Saturday, November 9, between a concrete wall and a house in Lagoon, Portsmouth”.“The body was partially decomposed and it was pronounced dead on the scene by a district medical officer,” Mr Carbon told Dominica Vibes on Saturday afternoon.Her body was transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital’s mortuary, pending a postmortem examination. A coroner’s inquest will also be convened.Two men have been detained by police and are being questioned in connection with Celestine’s death.Gloria CelestineCelestine was last seen about 2:40am on Tuesday at Memory Lane Disco in Portsmouth. At the time, she was wearing a blue vest and blue short jeans pants.She was the mother of five children.Dominica Vibes News 53 Views   5 comments Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews UPDATE: Portsmouth resident reported missing found dead by: – November 9, 2013last_img read more

Antenova Open New Office in California to Support US Sales

first_imgAntenova has opened a new office in Santa Rosa, California. This new office (opened on 1st September 2015) consists of an RF laboratory and test equipment providing both technical and sales support. This gives Antenova, a UK company, the ability to offer local support to its growing base of customers and partners in North America. This is the second office of Antenova in the Unites State, the first one being on the east coast in Illinois. The office will be led by Norm Smith who joins the company in the role of Vice President, North America, and will lead the company’s US operation and further expansion in America.Norm Smith’s role is to lead Antenova’s business development and technical support activities in the US and Canada, and to work with end customers, manufacturers’ representatives, and distributors to promote the sales of their embedded antennas, RF antenna modules and related RF design and support services. Norm has an extensive technical background in RF and antenna design, which should help with collaborations with US channel partners and end customers on new designs for connected devices.Antenova specializes in antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things. Industry analysts expect rapid growth in the M2M market as enterprises adopt Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things, and consumers increasingly rely on smart devices and social media. Gartner has recently predicted that Smart Cities will use 1.1 Billion connected devices in 2015 and that this could rise to 9.7 Billion by 2020.Antenova will be exhibiting at the CTIA Supermobility 2015 show in Las Vegas from 9 – 11 September. Colin Newman and Norm Smith will be there to meet old and new customers and will be showing: a new antenna solution for TransferJetTM, a new GNSS module for On Board Devices, and a completely new range of flexible antennas for consumer devices.last_img read more

FIFA vice president ponders calendar year season in Europe

first_imgFIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani has said that moving the European soccer season to the calendar year is a “possibility to be discussed” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The pandemic has brought football to a standstill around the world.In an interview with Italy’s Radio Sportiva, Montagliani, who was seen as a close ally of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, said the move would fit in with the 2022 World Cup being played in Qatar in November and December.The head of world soccer’s governing body himself had said that football would  be totally different when restarted, and that the current stoppage could be a good chance to overhaul the overloaded calendar due to run until 2024.“We have the opportunity because the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will be played in November/December and that could be the idea,” said Montagliani, who is president of the CONCACAF Confederation.“Here in the Americas, the season is already played according to the calendar year.“Perhaps, it is a solution that can also be used in Europe and Africa, it is a possibility to be discussed at national and continental levels.“It is not an idea to be discarded, it can be a solution in view of the next two years and this winter World Cup,” he said.A number of European leagues, including Italy, Germany and England, still hope to finish their seasons but doing so can force the start of the 2020-21 campaign to be pushed back.UEFA also wants to finish the Champions League and Europa League.“We have already started thinking about how to set a new calendar from 2024, now with this crisis, we need immediate answers,” added Montagliani.The idea of a calendar-year season had been put forward before including by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge when he was Chairman of the European Club Association.“Everywhere, be it Germany, France or England, summer is the best period of the year. And that is the season we don’t play,” he had told France Football magazine in a 2013 interview.“In deepest winter, when it is very cold and snowing, we play nearly all the time in conditions that are disagreeable for both players and spectators.last_img read more

NEOSI Indians Spring Training Roundup – Sunday February 18th 2018

first_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. Related TopicsCody AndersonGreg AllenIndiansMelvin Upton Jr.Rajai DavisTerry Francona Matt Loedecenter_img It’s another day of training for the Tribe out in Goodyear, as the team marches towards their first spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds this Friday, February 23rd. The big news this weekend is the team bringing back outfielder Rajai Davis on Saturday on a minor league deal, a move that has many Indians fans excited thinking about his infectious play of two seasons ago when he led the AL in steals and hit maybe the most dramatic homer in franchise history in game seven of the World Series to tie the game.The Cleveland Indians have officially signed Rajai Davis to a minor-league deal.I think we all remember his last at-bat for this organization very well.— EBSN Online (@EBSNOnline) February 17, 2018Davis will compete for a spot in the outfield this spring. Speaking of which, another player that is looking to make an impact and possibly steal a roster spot in the outfield is that of Greg Allen, who came up last September and played well in the short time he was with the Tribe.Believeland Ball writes today about the chances of Allen making the Tribe’s opening day roster. Back to Davis, here he is chatting about coming back to the Indians and of course talking about that wild homer to tie the final game of the 2016 World Series against the Cubs. Rajai Davis is happy to be back with the Tribe. Said he has the bat with which he hit his legendary home run in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series proudly displayed in his office. #Indians— Indians Insider (@indiansinsider) February 18, 2018Yet another outfielder looking to make the team is that of Melvin Upton Jr., and he spoke to reporters on Sunday and said that he’s pumped to play for a team managed by Terry Francona.Melvin Upton Jr. on his place with this Indians team: “Minor League deal, Major League deal, fourth outfielder, whatever, it doesn’t matter to me. I’m here to play baseball.” #Indians— Indians Insider (@indiansinsider) February 18, 2018Pitcher Cody Anderson took another step forward in his recovery on Saturday, as for the the first time since Tommy John Surgery he threw off the mound.“I know he was excited,” bullpen coach Scott Atchison said. “I thought he threw the ball well, 15 fastballs, probably 13 strikes. It was coming out well. He’s trying to stay within himself and I thought he did a good job with that.”With the Indians catching position in good hands with Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez, it sounds like the team is going to continue to try and find ways to get Francisco Mejia on the field at the Major League level at some point this season. It’s no secret the team has toyed with playing him some at third base, but GM Mike Chernoff said that Mejia could see time at multiple spots in 2018. The Indians were linked this offseason more than once to Orioles slugger Manny Machado, and on Saturday the O’s hitter who slammed 33 homers a year ago talked about the rumors of him possibly being dealt.He’s playing a new position in 2018 (shortstop) and the time for the Indians to try and make a deal for him may have passed. Now there’s another team that could swoop in for Machado after the 2018 season, that being the New York Yankees, who might make a run at home next offseason. Indians manager Terry Francona is back with the team after the death of his father, and spoke about the time away from the team as well as being back with the Indians after a few days away. last_img read more

Support our partners – Jaq’s Leisure

first_imgJaq’s Leisure is a family run children’s venue located just off the ring road outside of Emerson’s Green – although they’re currently closed due to the lockdown, they’ve recently launched a partner site to increase their offering.”Don’t take it personal” offers personalised items ranging from mugs to t-shirts and corporate items too, and as a welcome, they’re offering all flyers fans an initial 10% discount by entering discount code FLYERS10 at checkout!Visit their website today and be sure to follow their page on Facebook.VISIT WEBSITElast_img read more

Will Power blog: Talking Toowoomba, his Australian hometown

first_imgWill Power (Chris O'Meara, AP)Will Power (Chris O’Meara, AP)Toowoomba is many things. It’s Australia’s largest inland regional city, the sixth-largest burg in Queensland, the jewel of the Darling Downs region that drew settlers from the coast to the interior in the 1800s. Adorned with an odd name that loosely translates from the Aboriginal for “swamp” — or the name of a native melon; folks still debate this. The nicknamed “Garden City” boasts a pleasant climate, sprawling agriculture and almost 100,000 proud citizens. Among them is defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power. He only gets back once a year these days, making him a semi-citizen, perhaps, and he’s still waiting for his “Home of …” sign on the A2 to Brisbane.MORE: Humor a halllmark in Power familyThat’s no gimme, however. Pound for pound, Toowoomba boasts a stout alumni association: Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush, 1920s and ‘30s rugby legend Eric “Toowoomba Ghost” Harris, and Happy Feet screenwriter Judy Harris.But it’s a town still quaint enough where “Penalty Increases for Illegal Parking in Toowoomba” can lead the page for The Chronicle’s website.Q: What was it like growing up in Toowoomba?WP: Toowoomba was about 100,000 people when in was living there. It was a very sports-orientated town. Lot of good football players, some boxers, people who raced sprint cars, go karters. The famous ones were probably the (Australian Rules) football players.Q: How often do you get back?WP: Maybe two weeks a year. My parents are still there.Q: Are you a master of extremely long flights?WP: Well, I only go once a year. It’s not bad: 12-14 hours.Q: Isn’t it supposed to be further than that?WP: That’s only from L.A. It’s not as bad as flying to England, though. Flying to England is a horror trip for me. You go to Singapore, then Singapore over. It’s a long one.Q: With all those notable Toowoombans (?), do you have a sign outside of town yet?WP: No. They were going to give me the keys to the city, but I had to get out of there to come back. I had to come back to do an appearance.That’s OK. There will always be a Toowoomba.last_img read more

Juan Pablo Montoya has trouble in Mid-Ohio practice

first_imgEarlier this week, his closest pursuers in the championship hunt – Graham Rahal and Scott Dixon – talked about how they think Montoya will manage himself down the stretch.“I think Juan has to take more of a conservative role,” Rahal said. “I mean, it’s his championship to lose. Forty-two points is a lot of points. At this point I think he has to be more conservative, just get to the end. We’re more in an attack mode. We have nothing to lose and we’re going to try to catch him as quick as we can.”MID-OHIO: Dixon excels at road courseDixon, who trails by 48 points, dittoed Rahal.“Montoya is probably going to try to protect himself a little bit,” he said.But Montoya didn’t want to hear what his competitors thought.“I don’t really care. (Rahal) can think whatever he wants; I’m OK with that,” Montoya said before finishing 22nd in Friday’s practice, a full second behind Dixon’s pace-setting time of 1:05.9645 (123.23 mph).Montoya won the 1999 CART title as a rookie and the Indianapolis 500 the following season before embarking on a successful career in Formula One, then NASCAR. He returned to IndyCar last season and won this year’s Indy 500. He’s been in the points lead all season, so he’s not lacking in confidence.WALKER: Will step down as IndyCar president at season’s end“You’ve got to run,” he said. “You’ve got to race. You’ve got to execute. You’ve got to do your work. That’s all you can do. You’ve got three races and we’ve got to be doing what we’ve been doing all year and then see what happens. It’s about making the car drive good. That’s it. That’s all we can do.”Buckeye Grand MarshalFormer Ohio State great and NFL receiver Joey Galloway, who is now one of ESPN’s top college football analysts, will be this year’s Grand Marshal for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.Galloway was bit by the racing bug almost a decade ago when he went to a Daytona 500.“I went one time and had a terrific experience,” he said. “Since then it’s been that I want to get to certain tracks to see how the other tracks are. I’ve just went up to Michigan. I’ve been to Talladega; I’ve been to Richmond; I’ve been to Vegas; I went to Kentucky that first year and that was a debacle, but I plan to get back there. I’ve been to Dallas a few times. I need to get to a Bristol night race.”But this will be his first experience with IndyCar.“The only thing I don’t like about IndyCar is they don’t tell us all the time how fast they are going when you’re watching them on TV,” Galloway said. “Because I’m so impressed with what they (do) and how they do it and the fact that they can get those cars to go that fast for that long, I want to know just how fast they’re going out there. But I love watching it.”(Greg Hester, USA TODAY Sports)(Greg Hester, USA TODAY Sports) LEXINGTON, Ohio – Juan Pablo Montoya comes to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a 42-point lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship chase with three races to go.However, the international racing star and former CART champion is also coming off his worst finish of the season, making just nine laps at Iowa Speedway two weeks ago due to a broken part. Then in Friday morning’s first practice session, he sat in the pits for most of it as Team Penske fixed his car’s alternator.“At the moment you don’t even think about it,” he said of his standing in the points relative to his recent streak of bad luck. “You think about it when you’re home and look at everything, but there is nothing you can do.”Juan Pablo Montoya (Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports)Juan Pablo Montoya (Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports) Session ID: 2020-09-18:9d69950ea86f22a46c845499 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-810548-4387360350001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWNlast_img read more