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Rail-sea connectionsSir – Dick Fearn is a rail manager held in high regard by his erstwhile customers in several parts of Britain. But his comments about Rosslare in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer of Iarnród Éireann (RG 5.05 p278) are depressing and disappointing.He says ‘the boat train concept is dead, people do not walk on and walk off ferries any more.’ No, we don’t, because in most cases we no longer can, and not for want of trying!The classic rail-sea connection is being broken on all fronts at a rate of knots. The attitude today seems to be that ferries are for motor vehicles, foot passengers can fly. The process of disconnection has been driven partly by low-cost flights and partly by the fragmentation associated with privatisation. It is hardly an encouragement to use sustainable transport. On the Irish Sea the latest example is Cairnryan – handy for cars, but not for public transport. There is no longer any North Channel route with convenient rail connections on both sides. Much the same is happening on the English Channel, but at least there we have Eurostar (for a price). Oh yes, of course there is usually a shuttle bus between ship and train for those that insist on this perverse behaviour. My last experience of this was between Dublin Port and the city centre a couple of years ago. I had 2 h between the booked ferry arrival and the departure of my train from Heuston. I made it with 5 min in hand, not to mention carrying the luggage on and off the bus, then on and off a taxi. I paid extra to return on Stena from Dun Laoghaire; still a decent rail-sea connection, and long may it remain so.Mike CrowhurstChairman, Railfuture,Garforth, UKWhen in RomaSir – I read with interest the articles about Roma’s public transport in Metro Report. I have to say that Roma did not deserve to host the UITP congress as its public transport is insufficient and badly managed. The heavy graffiti on the metro is never cleaned off and that on Met.Ro’s line to Viterbo is the worst I have ever witnessed. The stations on the latter line have been modernised recently but are not maintained regularly – lifts and other facilities are permanently out of action. Neither do most stations have sufficient signage and information, if any. And like most public transport in Italy, free leaflets showing maps, ticketing, interchange facilities and timetables are conspicuous by their absence. There is much more work to be done in Roma than described, but most of it is of the basic type which is carried out routinely in most other European cities.David HaydockDouai, France
During the President of Ukraine’s visit to China in September a framework agreement was signed under which China National Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corp could provide up to US$1bn to finance construction of a rail link to Kyiv Borispol airport. An 8 km spur would be needed, with a fleet of electric trains. The Ukrainian government approved the project in July, and completion is envisaged for 2012. The headquarters of the SBB Cargo International trans-Alpine transit freight joint venture of SBB and Hupac is to be situated at Olten, where around 100 staff will be based from the first half of 2011 (RG 8.10 p8).A 35 km connection from Chipata in Zambia to Mchinji in Malawi was officially opened on August 27, linking Chipata with the Mozambiquan port of Nacala via Malawi. Construction began in 1982, but the Zambian government abandoned its 24 km section 10 years later owing to a lack of funds. The scheme was revived in 2006. On September 8 East Siberian Railway and the Irkutsk government signed an agreement to establish a Baikal commuter railway business, owned 51% by RZD and 49% by the region. It will act as a ticket sales agent before becoming a stand-alone operator during 2011. On September 9 the freight businesses of the national railways of Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia formally established Cargo 10, the equally-owned company based in Ljubljana which will manage freight traffic on Pan-European Corridor X (RG 9.10 p19). The first train was expected to leave the Slovenian capital on October 1. In an effort to make better use of capacity, India’s East Coast Railway ran an experimental double-length coal train of 116 hopper wagons to Paradip port during September. Infrared detectors, CCTV and active signage will be tested at two sites in Queensland as part of a A$1bn low bridge protection programme which includes installing height gauges at rail bridges frequently hit by road vehicles.
Catherine Guillouard has been appointed to RATP by ministerial decree and, subject to government approval, was expected to succeed Elisabeth Borne as President by the end of July.
admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington residents David and Laura Judge of Judge Asset Management love Halloween and enjoy trick-or-treating with their six-year-old son.Judge Asset Management (JAM) located in downtown Farmington wants to add to the annual Halloween Fun Fest, which brings kids to downtown Farmington for trick-or-treating at local businesses. They will sponsor the bounce house at Riley Park during the Saturday, October 28 Haunted Farmers Market, open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.Judge Asset Management will sponsor a bounce house during the annual Halloween Fun Fest held on October 28 in downtown Farmington. (photo courtesy Walt Gajewski)“It’s a healthy, physical activity to help kids burn off some energy,” David Judge said.Judge Asset Management has been in the community for more than 20 years. In 2005, the Judges renovated a building on Grand River and moved their offices to downtown Farmington.The business has sponsored events and charities related to arts and children, so participating in the Halloween Fun Fest seemed like a good fit. As parents, David and Laura wanted to do something other than just handing out more goodies, and they also wanted to preserve some family time.When Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market manager Walt Gajewski contacted them about sponsoring the bounce house, David not only said yes, but secured the sponsorship with a check the same day.“It gives us an opportunity to contribute and also spend time as a family,” he said. Reported by
Keysight Technologies has extended its collaboration with China Information and Communication Technology Group (CICT) with a new purchasing framework agreement, strengthening the two companies’ commitment to develop 5G technology.The agreement was signed on November 7, 2018, at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. CIIE – a China government-sponsored event – brought together government officials, business communities, exhibitors and professional purchasers, from around the world to strengthen economic cooperation and trade between China and other countries. The extended collaboration leverages Keysight’s technical expertise in over-the-air (OTA) measurement science, MIMO technology, and millimeter-wave broadband. The purchasing framework agreement consists of Keysight’s innovative 5G test solutions, including channel emulators, signal generators, and signal analyzers.CICT, formed earlier this year, combines the strengths of FiberHome and Datang Telecom to focus on the industry’s latest communication technology in broadband construction, 5G, and information security. In 2016, Keysight and Datang, a leading Chinese manufacturer of wireless equipment for 3G, 4G, and 5G, signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research and development of 5G communication technologies. The two companies have worked together to advance the IMT-2020 5G Promotion Group Phase I Step 3 trials, in which Keysight provided its test and measurement expertise to support the development of 5G technology for deployment in China.
Related TopicsOlmsted Falls In a tournament that features the best vs. the best from last year, the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs had an amazing day at the State Kick Off Tournament. The Bulldogs qualified as the #2 seed shooting games of 891, 886 and 997 followed by baker games of 216 and 166. Individually, we had three bowlers finish in the top 50 which included Travis Green leading the team shooting 632 which was 6th best for the tournament.The Bulldogs qualified as the 2 seed in match play and then proceeded to defeat St. Mary, Hillsboro, Westerville Central to advance to the championship match. They would lose 3-1 against Centerville High School which put up great scores all day.An amazing performance for their first tournament. Next weekend the Bulldogs will return to the GCIBL Saturday to face St. Ignatius and then will bowl in the Eagle Challenge Sunday at Buckeye Lanes! By Chad Kuchenmeister on Dec 4, 2018 Vince McKee
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Former Republic of Ireland striker Niall Quinn is set to become interim Deputy Chief Executive of the Football Association of Ireland.Quinn – whose parents hail from Thurles – spent more than 15 years as a member of the Irish international squad, with 92 caps between 1986 and 2002.The 54-year-old’s appointment follows a number of other recent changes in senior roles at the embattled FAI. The Football Association of Ireland says his role will focus on leading a future League of Ireland strategy and the overall development of the game in Ireland.Interim CEO Gary Owens says Niall not only brings great insight and experience to developing the game, but is passionate about football in Ireland.Sports Minister Shane Ross has welcomed the move and says Niall Quinn’s experience and skills will be invaluable as part of the management team to lead the reform that is so necessary within the association. Photo: © FAI.ie