The gradually replacement of current high speed train fleets with a standardised design would ‘greatly reduce our production, operational and maintenance costs, and will help us export our railway equipment, trains and technologies’ He Huawu, Chief Engineer of China Railways Corp, told local media.A ceremony in Beijing the previous day had officially branded the trainsets ‘Fuxing’, meaning ‘rejuvenation’. President of China Railway Corp Lu Dongfu said this referred to the government’s goal of national rejuvenation. Previous high speed trainsets had been branded ‘Harmony’, another government slogan.The Fuxing trainsets have been developed by around 30 organisations including the China Academy of Railway Sciences and CRRC subsidiaries under a programme launched by the government in 2012. They are designed to be suitable for operation at speeds up to 400 km/h, but will run at a maximum of 350 km/h in service. In contrast to previous designs of high speed train in China which drew on international technology, the Fuxing family uses purely domestic technology with all intellectual property rights being held domestically. It is hoped that this will allow trainsets to be exported.The Fuxing trainsets have a design life of 30 years and incorporate standardised components including traction equipment and bogies, which is expected to reduce maintenance costs compared to the current variety of high speed train designs in use in China. A third design of trainset has been developed by CRRC Tangshan. CHINA: Two designs of China Standard Electric Multiple-Unit officially entered service on the Beijing – Shanghai high speed line on June 26, following an extensive programme of test running. Services were launched when a CRRC Sifang CR400AF Blue Dolphin trainset departed from Beijing South station at 11.05 while a CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles CR400BF Golden Phoenix simultaneously left Shanghai Hongqiao.
Miami International Airport (MIA) workers recently made a special presentation to the Miami-Dade County Commission claiming Ultra Aviation — an MIA airline contractor for Avianca, LATAM and other international airlines — has violated the county’s Living Wage Ordinance by shorting workers thousands of dollars, and not providing healthcare coverage. Workers, including baggage handlers and lobby agents, are covered under the Living Wage Ordinance, which requires companies to pay $12.63 per hour with qualifying health insurance benefits, or $15.52 per hour without those benefits.Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Tourism Shamfa Cudjoe has incurred a cell phone bill of $59,059 over a four-day-period- January 29 to February 3, this year. This was the claim of temporary United National Congress (UNC) Senator Christlyn Moore, who read out the bill in the Senate during a debate on the mid-term budget review last night. Moore referred to statements made by Agriculture Minister Clarence Rambharat about the need for everyone to “cut and contrive.”Ceeka Willis won the City of Lauderhill and the Arts, Cultural and Talent (ACT) Boards second Annual Talent Competition held at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night. Willis is a self-taught guitarist; who specializes in the acoustic soul genre and has been writing music for over 10 years. Her winning act was a solo titled “Wonderful”. She came out on top of 15 contestants.And in sportsTrinidad and Tobago’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste clocked a season’s best 11.10 seconds to win a women’s 100 meters race at the Pure Athletics Elite Meet in Clermont, Florida, recently. Another Trinidad and Tobago track star, Machel Cedenio finished second in section one and third overall in the men’s 400 meters in 46.36 seconds. Jarrin Solomon was 10th fastest on the day with a 47.24 run.Here’s what’s trending…A passenger on an Air Canada flight from Jamaica to Toronto was arrested by Federal Agents after attempting to open the plane’s cabin door. Canadian national, 34-year-old Brandon Michael Courneyea, began behaving boisterously and started shouting at other passengers on the flight. Flight attendants tried to calm the frenzied man, but were unsuccessful. During the disturbance the man ran to the rear of the plane and attempted to open the exit door by pull down the door’s lever. He was eventually restrained by crew members and fellow passengers.For Tomorrow’s weather forecast.It will be partly cloudy with scattered showers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 89 and a low of 77. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time. They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE Scotland are investigating after thieves stole £45,000 worth of plant machinery and tools from the Scottish Water yard next to College Drive in Dumfries.The stolen items include two red 1.5 Tonne Mini Excavators and trailers.The theft occurred sometime after 5 PM on Tuesday the 20th of February and 8 AM Wednesday the 21st of February . Anyone who witnesses the excavators being removed from the site or may have subsequently seen the vehicles leaving the scene via the A76 or A75 should contact Police Scotland on 101.
Tweet LocalNewsPolitics Linton wants terrorism definition revised in proposed bill by: – July 11, 2018 Share Leader of United Workers Party, Lennox LintonLeader of the Opposition United Workers Party, Lennox Linton has called for the definition of a terrorist contained in the Anti-Terrorism Bill tabled in Parliament on 25 June 2018, to be revised so as to act to protect citizens’ rights.Mr Linton made that call while addressing a Civil Society Forum hosted by the United Workers Party (UWP) on Tuesday 11 July 2018 at the Prevo Cinemall in Roseau. The Concerned Citizen Movement and the Public Service Union were represented at the forum and offered amendment suggestions for the Bill along with members of the party. In addressing the forum, Mr. Linton said his party believes that Anti-Terrorism Legislation “is necessary so that persons around the world can live in peace and security” as terrorism is a threat to institutions of democracy, and the well-being of Dominica.However, he stated that while fighting terrorism is a necessity, the UWP will continue to fight for the rights of the people provided under the Dominican constitution.“While we are committed to taking firm, comprehensive measures to protect the citizens of Dominica against terrorist activity; we will, without compromise, continue to respect and promote the values enshrined in, and the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica,” Linton stated.He added that while they do not oppose anti-terrorism legislation or “the criminal prosecution and severe punishment of persons who violate the law and commits acts of terror,” the party will not support the deliberately vague description and definition used in the bill.“We do oppose the broad definition of terrorism, using deliberately vague and imprecise language intended to criminalize anti-government protests, demonstrations, and the exercise of other civil liberties in our democracy, for the benefit of dictatorial ruling party politicians,” he noted.Additionally, Mr. Linton informed that the UWP will not support legislation that is used as “a cover up by the governing party to target their political opponents, and protect their dictatorial tendencies”.He said the UWP will not accept laws created to criminalize the right to dissent under the cover of fighting terrorism nor will they tolerate attempts to create a moral code that glorifies such brutality of democracy.He added that laws should not be engineered to take away the right to dissent against “corrupt government using non-violent acts” as the “right to protest for our rights is not terrorism”.“So we are going to be proposing to the government, amendments to the Section 3.1A, and the inclusion of a definition that takes normal dissent in a democracy out of potentially being considered under the broad sweep of the definition,” he further noted.These recommendations, he said, will be sent in writing to the Attorney General ahead of the 15 July 2018 deadline.– / 9 212 Views 2 comments Share Sharing is caring! Share
(Photo: DNO) 1561 Views 3 comments Share Share LocalNewsPolitics $32,000 is a Lot of Money – PM Skerrit by: – July 28, 2020 The Hon Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Roosevelt Skerrit, has made comments on the controversy raised by the United Workers Party (UWP) opposition of the cost of his housing which will be billed to the State.Hon Lennox Linton, UWP Leader voiced his dissent at the Cabinet’s decision to approve EC $32,000 a month to rent a residence to house the island’s Hon Prime Minister plus additional tens of thousands for related expenses.Hon Deputy Prime Minister, Reginald Austrie had responded that the sum is well deserved in honour of Hon Skerrit’s service of the nation.On Sunday, Hon Skerrit who is also Finance Minister, acknowledged that a rent bill of EC $32,000 is significant but he also suggests that something less costly could be below the basic living standard using “a banana shed” in comparison.He says the attitude to the housing arrangement is “unfortunate.”Below is a clip of the Prime Minister’s comment.Audio Playerhttps://www.dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/LN280720HOUSING001.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.He was speaking with a panel of local business owners on his live streamed show on Sunday. Share Tweet Sharing is caring!
By CYRUS M. GARDEBACOLOD City — Following Iloilo’s dismal performance in the World Series softball competition, the Sangguniang Panlungsod here sought to reactivate the Bacolod City Little League Council.A resolution authored by Councilor Alex Paglumotan said that in the past, the city, through its Little League Council, actively participated in national and regional softball competitions.Teams from Paglaum Village Elementary School, Paglaum Village National High School and Domingo Lacson National High School have gained global prominence as champions in the Little League, Junior League and Senior League World Series, in Alpenrose, Portland, Oregon; Kirkland, Washington; and Sussex, Delaware — all in the United States — respectively, said the resolution. This was when Bacolod earned the moniker, “Home of the Little League World Champions,” the resolution said.As Asia-Pacific representatives to the World Series, these schools placed Bacolod in the map of global sports competitions, it said.It is a common sentiment of these schools, which had been at the forefront of the World Series, that Bacolod’s Little League Council be revived, the Paglumotan resolution said.The council will cater to the teams’ needs, manage trainings, and lead the city’s participation in local and international competitions, it said./PN
David Sprouse CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians experienced rapid growth of their season tickets holder accounts as reports began to flood social media and news outlets that Edwin Encarnacion has become a Cleveland Indian.Cleveland has added more than 100 full season ticket holder accounts since Thursday’s announcement.The Indians have added over 100 full season ticket accounts in less than 24 hours.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 23, 2016If you missed out on the Holiday Six Pack don’t fret, the website says that they will be available again in late January 2017.Season tickets are still available. Single-game tickets will be available in March.The team has not officially announced the signing as of yet. Stay tuned to NEOSI for developments. Related TopicsCleveland IndiansEdwin EncarnacionSeason Tickets Co-editor, photographer covering the Cleveland Monsters, Gladiators and Indians. Also, passionate about high school sports, be sure to follow David on Twitter and Instagram @neosi_sprouse for in-game updates and up-to-the-minute developing news.
Singapore Airlines (Australian Business Traveller) Berita ditemukannya gigi manusia pada hidangan makanan di penerbangan Singapore Airlines 26 Februari lalu, secara langsung telah mencoreng citra salah satu maskapai terbaik di dunia ini. Betapa tidak, selama ini kualitas layanan dan penyajian menu di Singapore Airlines terkenal ketat dan sangat terjaga tingkat kebersihannya.Baca juga: Kali Ini Gigi Manusia Ditemukan di Dalam Makanan Singapore AirlinesTak tinggal diam, Singapore Airlines pun melakukan penyelidikan dan analisa terhadap gigi yang ditemukan dalam makanan tersebut. Selain itu pihak maskapai juga meminta maaf pada penumpang bernama Bradley Button atas pengalamaan yang tidak enak tersebut. Entah ada kaitannya langsung atau tidak, belum lama ini Singapore Airlines menghadirkan makanan sehat yang kerja sama dengan Como Shambhala ke dalam menu makanannya. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman businessinsider.sg (14/3/2019), Singapore Airlines mengatakan, penumpang tidak lagi perlu khawatir dilayani makanan tidak sehat dalam penerbangan.Sebab maskapai akan menyediakan makanan sehat dan menyediakan berbagai macam layanan holistik dari makanan ke pusat kesehatan. Christina Ong pengusaha yang juga pemilik Grup Como mengatakan, tanda tangan nota kesepahaman kerja sama tersebut terjadi pada Kamis, 14 Maret 2019.Menurutnya kerja sama ini memiliki tujuan meningkatkan pengalaman pelanggan bagi para pelancong. Pada fase pertama dari kerja sama ini akan masuk pada kuartal kedua tahun 2019 dengan menghadirkan masakan kesehatan yang memenangkan penghargaan Como Shambhala di penerbangan tertentu.“Menggunakan bahan musiman dan berkelanjutan, masing-masing dengan profil gizi mereka sendiri, gaya memasak ini bertujuan untuk menginspirasi selera Anda dengan rasa yang berkesan dan lezat, mengawinkan makan sehat dengan keahlian memasak yang menyenangkan,” kata SIA dan Como Shambhala dalam pernyataan bersama.Baca juga: Yakin Sehat? Ini Rahasia Makanan di Pesawat Kata Mantan PramugariMenurut pernyataan itu, menu kesehatan baru akan diperkenalkan di semua kelas. Hidangan kesehatan yang dikembangkan bersama oleh perusahaan tersebut juga akan semakin tersedia dalam layanan SIA’s Book the Cook, yang ditawarkan kepada para penumpang Suites, Kelas Satu dan Kelas Bisnis maskapai. Selain makanan, kolaborasi di masa depan juga dapat meluas ke fasilitas di atas kapal dan hiburan dalam penerbangan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPenumpang Sadar Gaya Hidup Sehat, Singapore Airlines Tawarkan Makanan Sehat dalam Penerbangan13/08/2019In “Destinasi Udara”Ikuti Jejak Qantas, Singapore Airlines Optimalkan Pengurangan Limbah Penerbangan29/03/2019In “Featured”Meski Dianggap Tak Sehat, Tapi Inilah 5 Maskapai yang Punya Makanan Terbaik di Seluruh Dunia10/09/2019In “Destinasi”
3. Find Tristan Thompson’s Fit- Since he has returned from injury, Tristan Thompson just has not been as valuable as most thought he was in years prior. This could be due to the fact that the Cavs have added depth at the forward/big man position or just that Thompson’s inability to buy a basket has finally gotten to the point where it cannot be overlooked.That’s why tonight is a great opportunity to find out where he fits, if he fits with Cleveland at all anymore.Ty Lue should place Thompson with the starting unit tonight and play Jae Crowder off the bench. See how Tristan looks in his old role. If that doesn’t work, attempt the bench position once again with him. At this point, Thompson is becoming more of a liability than an asset due to his limited skills and oversized contract. 2. Isolate Donovan Mitchell- Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is leaving not only fans with dropped jaws but also current NBA players.The rookie has become a scoring machine for Utah, already dropping a 41-point performance in only 34 games in his young career. Mitchell is currently averaging 17.9 points per contest and is the most dangerous player the Jazz have to offer. With Ricky Rubio helping him run the backcourt while deferring to the youngster during most of the game, the former Louisville guard is thriving in his expanded role.Tonight, the task is simple: Stop Donovan Mitchell. Look for not only JR Smith guarding Mitchell but also LeBron and Dwyane Wade. Those three veterans will make life very hard for Mitchell. Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsDonovan MitchellDwyane WadeIsaiah ThomasJeff GreenKevin LoveKyle KorverLebron JamesRicky RubioRudy GobertTristan Thompson Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. Two losing streaks come to a head tonight in Salt Lake City, Utah when the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz collide Saturday. The Cavs have lost two straight games, those being their Christmas Day thriller and a letdown on Wednesday against Sacramento. Meanwhile, the Jazz has dropped three straight contests to Oklahoma City, Denver, and Golden State. Somebody’s streak will be snapped tonight, a true positive for the winner of this matchup.There are a few storylines heading into tonight but the main one is a special day for LeBron James. Today is James’ 33rd birthday and it will be the first time since the 2013-14 season that he is participating in a game on his birthday, as he sat out on his birthday in the 2014-15 season against Atlanta. Last time LeBron did play on his birthday was against Denver. He proceeded to drop 26 points, six rebounds, and ten assists in forty minutes en route to a 97-94 victory over the Nuggets. What does that game have in common with tonight’s game? The King is on the road. We’ll see how much LeBron plays tonight and what kind of birthday performance he delivers tonight.Without further ado, let’s get into three keys to a Cavaliers victory in their last game of the 2017 calendar year:1. Limit The Three-Ball Opportunities- The Cavs have done a spotty job of shutting down the deep-ball in their last three contests. It’s understandable that the Warriors hit a lot of three’s as they are by far the most talented at shooting from behind the arc. What can’t be allowed is subpar teams such as Chicago and Sacramento hitting double-digit three-point shots. Those two game showed two completely different results when Cleveland fails to lock down the arc.The Cavs were able to survive against Chicago due to the fact that the Bulls couldn’t establish an inside game besides Robin Lopez. However, Sacramento did very well at spreading the floor by running inside-out on the Cleveland defense to score an upset win. If the Cavs can not shut down a lackluster Utah three-point attack, it could lead to another clunker on the road.
Legendary Super Eagles striker and Nigerian Football Ambassador Daniel Amokachi has been appointed as the Special Assistant on Sports to President Mohammadu Buhari.The appointment was conveyed in a letter dated 17 August 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha.“I am pleased to inform you that Mohammadu Buhari , President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports.The appointment takes effect from the 11th of August, 2020,” the letter stated.As Special Assistant on Sports, Amokachi, 47 is expected to advise the President on all sports matters.The Former Everton of England player was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s Football Ambassador. Although a ceremonial role, as Ambassador he is expected to mentor youngsters.Nicknamed ‘Da Bull’ in his playing days, Amokachi began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football club of Kaduna, played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.He scored the first-ever goal in UEFA Champions League history following its rebranding from the European Cup in 1992 and was thrice voted the third best player in Africa.He was capped 44 times by Nigeria and scored 14 goals. He appeared in three World Cup finals and scored in the final match against Argentina as Nigeria’s U23 side won Africa’s first-ever Olympic football gold medal at the Atlanta 96 Games.He also won the Africa Cup of Nations on two occasions, first as a player in 1994 and then as an assistant to Eagles coach Stephen Keshi in 2013.He has also coached the U23 National Team and Nigeria Professional Football League sides Nasarawa United and Enyimba as well as Finnish side JS Hercules.RelatedNFF Debunk Daniel Amokachi’s Appointment As Technical DirectorFebruary 19, 2020In “Featured”Senad LulicJune 30, 2017Similar postDare, Amokachi Praise 1980 Green Eagles On 40th Anniversary of AFCON TriumphMarch 22, 2020In “Featured”