Leeds is one step closer to having the largest rail test facility of its kind in the world. WEST YORKSHIRE: State of the art rail hub a ‘game-changer’ and ‘catalyst’Leeds is one step closer to having the largest rail test facility of its kind in the world.Plans to create a new Institute of High Speed Railways in the city went before a regional transport body, which agreed to help fund final plans for what has been seen as a “game-changer” and a “catalyst” for economic regeneration.Prof Peter Walker from Leeds University gave a presentation to members of the WYCA investment committee outlining the plans for the institute, which would become a hub for high-speed rail innovation for both track and train technology.He said: “We are about to have more than £100bn worth of investment coming into the rail industry in the UK, with Leeds at the very heart.“(The institute will) for the first time, put advanced, world-leading test … [Read more...] about State of the art rail hub a ‘game-changer’ and ‘catalyst’
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The official opening of the play park in North Walsham. Picture: John Newstead Photography John Newstead Photography A state-of-the art new £90,000 play park that was officially opened on the weekend has already been vandalised. North Walsham play park vandalised. Pictures: North Walsham Town CouncilNorth Walsham Play’s (NWP) second play park project in the town, a new facility within the memorial park, was officially opened on Saturday, December 1.The community group raised the money in just one year, with North Norfolk District Council’s big society fund providing £10,500, and North Walsham Community Shop giving the last £902.87 needed to make the dream become reality. But it has already been vandalised. North Walsham Play said on its Facebook page: “North Walsham Town Council and North Walsham Play are aware of vandalism to the new play park.“As you can imagine, we are all very disappointed that anyone would consider doing this.“We are … [Read more...] about State-of-the art play park already vandalised, just days after it opened
Michael Kranish, The Washington Post Published 9:49 am PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 22, 2018. less House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on ... more Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Joshua Roberts Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Joshua Roberts Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, listens during a news … [Read more...] about Will the power shift in Washington give Democrats and Trump a chance to perfect the art of the deal?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law November 5, 2018 12:31 pm Change Font Size The Uttarakhand High Court has directed the Haridwar Municipal Corporation to provide 100 state-of-the-art changing rooms and construct 300 toilets at the Har Ki Paudi area and other major ghats of river Ganga. A bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Sharad Kumar Sharma said so in a string of directions passed by it in a PIL titled Narendra Vs State of Uttarakhand and others, stressing on absolute cleanliness at the ghats along river Ganga, which has been given the status of a living entity by the high court. During the hearing, Lalit Narain Mishra, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Haridwar, informed the bench that 25 changing rooms have already been provided while 71 toilets are operational on all ghats but pointed out shortage of land for erecting more toilets. He also apprised the court that 16 CCTV cameras are already installed while tenders have been called for … [Read more...] about Provide 100 State-Of-The-Art Changing Rooms, 300 Toilets On Major Ganga Ghats: U’khand HC [Read Judgment]
"When I was really little, I would always ask my dad to put on the 'beautiful music' which is what I called classical music. For some reason there's always been that connection between me and music, and I was lucky that my parents always supported that, because it's not the most stable career," she remembers. As a musician, she explains, you usually have to go where the job is, so she ended up in Stockholm "almost accidentally". After studying for three degrees in music, the audition in Stockholm was her 19th in around five years, but she's extremely happy that it brought her here. The idea of luck comes up several times when Honeyman speaks. She feels lucky to have had found the cheap flights that persuaded her to take a chance on the overseas audition, to have performed well on the day, and ultimately, lucky to be living in Sweden. Although she had been interested in moving and working abroad for a while , the difficulty of flying with a bass made it hard to attend … [Read more...] about ‘I feel grateful that people really value the arts in Sweden’