The Rail Cluster for Southeast Europe has been established to facilitate collaboration between companies and other organisations involved in rail infrastructure projects. A total of 36 representatives from 32 organisations in six countries attended the founding meeting in Beograd on February 10. Wells Fargo & Co’s wagon finance, leasing and fleet management business First Union Rail has been renamed Wells Fargo Rail.Polish company Corail has launched the CorailTECH brand, under which it will offer railway IT services including specialised depot management software. Dunakeszi Járműjavító and Stadler Rail have signed a memorandum for co-operation in the Hungarian market, and envisage that rolling stock could be produced with 60% to 70% domestic content.Amey has acquired London-based Travel Point Trading, which provides commercial consultancy services and manages station retail assets for UK train operating companies.
Credit: BBC / Neal Street Productions Credit: BBC / Neal Street Productions Call the Midwife returned for its ninth series on Sunday night.The opening episode saw the action pick up in January 1965 as the Nonnatus House team was stunned by the death of Winston Churchill. Sister Frances (Ella Bruccoleri) delivered a baby during a power outage. Fred (Cliff Parisi) fixed it but on his way out he found an abandoned newborn baby in a dustbin.Meanwhile Nurse Crane (Linda Bassett) met heavily pregnant Dena (Jenny Rainsford) and her ten year-old son Terry (Jordan Nash). She managed to secure them a new council flat in one of the Tower Blocks.The series continues on Sunday night and the synopsis for for episode 2 is:Leading up to Mother’s Day, the team must survive Lent and are forced to give up more than just cigarettes and sugar: A thief has been pinching their milk as well and Fred (Cliff Parisi) and Sister Monica Joan (Judy Parfitt) try to catch them.With Mother’s Day around the corner, second-time mum Laverne (Carly Bawden) hopes her baby will be born on Mother’s Day and Valerie (Jennifer Kirby) is on hand to help her. However, with Laverne and her husband Ken (Harry Neale) saving up for a house, it blindsides them when Florrie (Amanda Root), Laverne’s mum, starts forgetting things.At the antenatal and baby clinic, Miss Higgins (Georgie Glen) proudly shows off her plant from SGT Woolf (Trevor Cooper), their gentle romance is blooming. However, their harmony is abruptly thrown into jeopardy.Call the Midwife airs at 8pm Sunday on BBC One. Preview the episode with our gallery below: Credit: BBC / Neal Street Productions Credit: BBC / Neal Street Productions Credit: BBC / Neal Street Productions Credit: BBC / Neal Street Productions Credit: BBC / Neal Street Productions Credit: BBC / Neal Street Productions
Brother Leo has released his new single Hallelujah.The stripped-back track finds Brother Leo’s vocal layered against a piano. The production builds as the song progresses to incorporate handclaps and dynamic beats, and the London Community Gospel Choir.Watch the video:“Even though I knew this song was special It took me years to finish it,” he explains. ” I guess it was too associated with painful memories that I kept avoiding it. This song has forced me to deal with a lot of stuff. It’s still a process but I really believe it has helped me.”“Hallelujah is about broken illusions in a broken world,” he continues. “It’s that moment of realisation when you know you have to make peace with something that just can’t be fixed. I wouldn’t call myself religious, but this song came out almost like a prayer. It was a cry for help in a hopeless situation. In the end religion didn’t save me, but neither did the shrink or the pills that he gave me. This song gave me an escape and some kind of piece. Like so many times before, music was the answer.”Hallelujah is produced by Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Chvrches, Years and Years) and with additional production and songwriting by Fred Gibson (Stormzy, Octavian, The xx). Brother Leo started writing Hallelujah on the bus journey home after spending Christmas with his family.Brother Leo has collaborated with Fatboy Slim, Michael Calfan, Danny Howard, Felix Jaehn and Breaking Beatzz. He’s also worked with Dan Grech (George Ezra, Lana Del Rey), Mark Ralph (Years & Years, Clean Bandit), Coffee (Dua Lipa, Rihanna) and Elof Loelv (Rihanna, Tove Lo, Tove Stryke).
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision which happened in the High Street in Moffat at around 1205 hours on Wednesday 6 April 2016. At that time a black coloured VW Polo car was in collision with an 83 year old woman pedestrian outside the Bank of Scotland building in the town. The woman was knocked to the ground by the impact however was not injured and was able to carry on with her business. The driver of the car stopped at the time.Constable Terry Robertson at Moffat said “we want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this collision on Wednesday. They can call us at Moffat on the 101 number.
IGAD urges international community to lift sanctions against Sudan, South Sudan South Sudan wants UN sanctions removed FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan, Tom Hushek, participates in an inauguration ceremony of feeder roads in Western Equatoria, 5 May 2020. /Photo courtesy: US Embassy, JubaThe United States is willing to lift an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan, but the country has to make progress in the quest for lasting peace and the fight against corruption, outgoing ambassador Thomas Hushek said.BBC quotes Hushek to say South Sudan has to work on a “reduction in level of violence and corruption” in the system for the sanctions to be lifted.The United Nations Security Council renewed the arms embargo in May for a period of one year to stop the flow of weapons to armed groups.South Sudan has been dogged by violence for more than six years, killing tens of thousands and displacing millions others.The U.S. has been part of an international community piling pressure on the country to instill lasting peace, having only gained its independence in 2011.Besides the U.S. sanctions, the U.S. government also imposed its own sanctions against some South Sudanese senior government officials, including former first Vice-President Taban Deng Gai.“This year when we adopted a resolution at the UN Security Council, we put new language in the resolution that talks about establishing benchmarks, establishing peace-building that will eventually lead to the lifting of arms embargo,” BBC quotes Ambassador Hushek.“So there is a plan that will be developed about how to remove that particular state of sanctions.“We offered a plan to remove those sanctions, this involved [the government] taking steps on financial transparency reforms and we will discuss that plan with government officials here.”Related South Sudan Stalemate
Rene Catalan flashes the gold medal he won in the -57kg category of the Southeast Asian Sambo Wrestling Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia. THE Philippine Sambo Wrestling team led by Rene Catalan took home 11 medals at the Southeast Asian Sambo Wrestling Championships on April 11 to 12 in Jakarta, Indonesia.Catalan – a native of Iloilo City who was also a ONE Championship fighter – snatched one of their five gold medals when he ruled the -57kg category.He then helped two other fighters from the Catalan Fighting System group, Roque Mana-ay and Patrick Manicad, get golds in 62kg and 74kg, respectively.“This was a good preparation for future competitions and helped them improve their skills,” said Catalan, a 2006 Asian Games wushu champion. “This tournament was not easy since we fought tough opponents.” Also capturing golds for the Philippines were Carl John de Tomas (68kg) and Reydemptor Nacionales (-62kg).Jefferson Salcedo (-68kg) took home silver. Those who won bronze were Jomary Torres (-48kg), Czar Bayas (-74kg), Mae Bayad (-60kg), and Roni Marielle Santiago (-52kg).“I am hoping that the Filipino sambo fighters will be given a chance to compete in the Asian Games this August,” said Philippine Sambo Wrestling secretary-general Paolo Tancontian./PN
Ashley Bastock OAKLAND, Calif.– In case you consumed too much eggnog and champagne and forgot, the Cavaliers (24-9) take on the Golden State Warriors (26-7) this afternoon in their third Christmas Day showdown in as many years. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest installment in arguably the best rivalry in the NBA.When: 3 p.m.TV: ABCOnline: Watch ESPN appRadio: WTAM 1100 AM, WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FMCavs’ injuries: Isaiah Thomas (right hip– OUT), Derrick Rose (left ankle sprain– OUT), Iman Shumpert (left knee effusion– OUT)Warriors; injuries: Steph Curry (sprained right ankle– OUT), Shaun Livingston (sore right knee–QUESTIONABLE), Zaza Pachulia (left shoulder soreness– QUESTIONABLE) Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Related TopicsCavaliersCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersDraymond GreenDwyane WadeGolden State WarriorsJae CrowderKevin DurantLebron JamesNBANBA Christmas DaySteph CurryTyronn Lue Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42
GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KOBE – Athens Olympic gold medalist Mizuki Noguchi had to cut her training camp in China short because of a sore Achilles tendon and returned to Japan in late January, her team officials said Wednesday.Noguchi’s participation in the London Marathon on April 22 is now in question as she has been unable to resume regular training. Noguchi, 28, was in Kunming, southwestern China, starting Jan. 18 for high-altitude training, but she hurt her left Achilles tendon late in the month. Because of inflammation around the tendon, she has only started light jogging in Japan, team officials said. Last September, she had to withdraw from the Berlin Marathon with a shin injury.
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KUWANA, Aichi Pref. – Teenage sensation Ryo Ishikawa put his name on the leaderboard on his professional debut on the domestic tour Thursday before inclement weather suspended the first round of the season-opening Token Homemate Cup. Ishikawa got to 2-under with three holes left in his round before tournament organizers halted play as heavy rain soaked the par-71 Token Tado Country Club Nagoya course. The 16-year-old was one shot behind six tied at the top when the suspension was announced with 42 players in the 132-man field still on the course. South Korea’s S.K. Ho, Mamoru Osanai and three others held the joint clubhouse lead after 68s. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
Anchorage Representative Jennifer Johnson has independently been trying to negotiate an agreement between AST and the Anchorage (APD) and Whittier (WPD) Police Departments. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Officials in the State House and Senate have been looking for funding to support law enforcement along the Seward Highway, after Alaska State Troopers announced they would no longer cover the area due to budget cuts. Turnagain Arm residents approved a measure in April to tax themselves for some police protection, contracting APD officers on an hourly basis. Girdwood residents previously voted to tax themselves to contract with WPD for police protection. Anchorage State Senator Cathy Giessel is asking the Senate for $200,000 to support the three Troopers who patrol from McHugh Creek to Seward in 10-hour shifts. Those officers are not contracted to respond to incidents outside of their regular shifts. The Troopers’ last official day of covering the stretch of the highway within Anchorage city limits was Sunday, April 30.