Ljubljana seminar examines the challenge of cost-effective freight

first_imgINTRO: Murray Hughes reports from the rail freight seminar organised by the International Railway Congress Association in the Slovenian capital on May 27-29Strategic Plan promises a high returnSLOVENIAN Railways announced at the IRCA seminar details of its long-term strategic plan that runs to 2010. This envisages that freight traffic volume will rise by 82% from a base level of 14·9 million tonnes in 2001 to reach 27 million tonnes a year by 2010.Pasenger traffic is forecast to rise by 24% from 14·5 million passengers in 2001 to 18 million a year in 2010. Total revenue is expected to increase by 35% over the same period to reach 81·2bn tolars, with the share of labour costs falling from 63% to 47%. Revenue from fares and freight tariffs is expected to rise from 35·9 billion tolars in 2003 to 52·9 billion by 2010, while grants and subsidy for ’public economic services’ will remain stable at around 27bn to 30bn tolars annually.In traffic terms, SZ reported that it was on target so far, with freight tonnes reaching 17·3 million in 2003. Market share of all freight traffic was a creditable 41%.SZ has made strenuous efforts to develop the freight business, launching a number of block trains with partners in neighbouring countries. These include a München – Ljubljana service launched with four trains a day that now justifies seven, and the plan is to increase this to 12 trains a day by the end of 2005. A Ljubljana – Bologna block train began running in February, and a Ljubljana – Milano train was due to start in June. Plans envisage similar services to Miskolc and Zahon in Hungary in the near future, and later to Budapest and Bratislava.One of the main obstacles to progress is the single track over the 153 km from Koper to Ljubljana. According to Slovenian Transport Minister Dr Marko Pavliha, who chaired the ECMT meeting in Ljubljana that preceded the IRCA seminar, a second track is due to be completed to eliminate the bottleneck by 2012.CAPTION: ABOVE: Slovenian Railways’ freight traffic has risen by 17% in the last two yearsLEFT: Transport Minister Dr Marko Pavliha New Opera study looks at dedicated freight networkPLANS are being drawn up to examine the feasibility of a dedicated main line freight network across Europe. Known as the New Opera project, the study is expected to take three years and be worth €3m to €4m.According to Jean-Arnold Vinois, Head of Unit at DG TREN at the European Commission, funding will be provided by the Sixth Framework Programme for research in the European Union. Negotiations are currently in hand with two consortia bidding for the work, and a contract is expected to be signed in September or October. One group includes the Community of European Railways and the other includes the European Rail Infrastructure Managers’ Association. The project is expected to culminate in the presentation of a business case for the project.Vinois said on May 28 at the IRCA freight seminar that the project had been proposed by a ’leader’s club’ of freight and logistics companies, with shippers, train operators and infrastructure companies all involved. Confessions from a furniture moverChrister Beijbom, formerly Managing Director of Ikea Rail, highlighted the good and bad from the company’s short-lived sally into the rail sector (RG 5.02 p268).Ikea ventured into the market believing rail transport could be made cheaper than road, that high-quality service standards were achievable, and that use of rail would bring environmental benefits. Beijbom brought the rail expertise, having at one time been head of Swedish State Railways’ freight business. Key to the project, he said, was having door-to-door control, hence the decision to obtain its own operating licence for the 1044 km haul between Ålmhult in Sweden and Duisburg in Germany.Looking back, Beijbom felt that co-operation with the three infrastructure managers had been good – he was especially pleased with their willingness to strive for a better timetable. Also very positive was control of costs, and Beijbom believed that it would be possible to cut these by 30% to 40% compared with the price of services run by the national railways. The Ikea train made full use of the rolling stock with rapid turnrounds, and ’there were many new possibilities to cut costs further’.On the negative side, Beijbom cited ’the complexity of the safety cases we were forced to have in each country’. Different infrastructure meant different documentation, while different laws and languages exacerbated the difficulties. He recommended that the railways ’try to use English as the railway language’, as this would simplify contracts and other documentation.Among Ikea Rail’s biggest problems was the cost of road haulage at the start and end of each trip, but ensuring that the train was full also proved to be a major headache. Ikea had big volumes, ’but we could not fill the train in both directions, so we tried to sell space on the train’, said Beijbom. An 85% payload was needed for break-even, which would have made the train competitive with road. By cutting costs, Ikea hoped to achieve 75%, but in the end forwarders opted for cheaper road transport.Infrastructure access was Ikea Rail’s biggest single cost, the major element being charges for crossing the Størebaelt and the Øresund. With signalling and electrification systems interfaces on the Øresund, and no yard available to change locos, Ikea was obliged to use ’very expensive electric locos’, although in practice the company used diesel locos as a temporary fix that lasted until it left the business in January this year.In fact, Ikea Rail had been negotiating with Bombardier for a five-year lease of dual-system locos, but the company was ultimately unable to make the long-term commitment as ’the risks were too high’.Beijbom, who now advises private operators as an independent consultant, said ’we showed it was possible to create a high-quality train that ran 90% on time and averaged 70 km/h.’ In the end, although Ikea Rail pulled out (RG 12.03 p755), the train continued to run and the operation was due to be taken over by Railion last month.last_img read more

What’s the real story behind aspartame in milk?

first_imgThe way some consumer advocates see it, the dairy industry is up to no good.The reason: The industry’s desire to change federal rules regarding milk labeling and artificial sweeteners.advertisementadvertisement SumOfUs.org – a consumer watchdog group – went so far as to run advertisements on 15 metro buses in the Washington, D.C. area for a three-week period this spring.The mobile billboards pictured a mouth-watering glass of chocolate milk with the message: “Got aspartame in your kids’ milk?”Aspartame is one of the most common artificial sweeteners now in use.It can be found in thousands of different food products – everything from diet soda to fat-free yogurt. It also seems to be the product that opponents of artificial sweeteners love to hate the most.The ad went on to read, “Hey FDA, if the dairy lobby gets its way, milk marketed to our kids will become more of an artificially sweetened junk food. We don’t want that.”advertisementIn 2009, the International Dairy Foods Association and National Milk Producers Federation jointly filed a petition with the FDA seeking to change the “standard of identity” for milk.One of the primary reasons for the move was the industry’s concern about the decline in milk consumption in schools. Studies have shown that school-age children are more likely to drink flavored milk than regular milk.One way to increase milk consumption in schools without adding to childhood obesity concerns might be to make low-calorie flavored milk a more appealing option.But labels such as “reduced calorie” or “no sugar added” are a turn-off to kids, the petition claims. The industry wants to be able to market artificially sweetened flavored milk without any qualifiers and simply call it “milk.”But is it true that qualifying statements such as “reduced calorie” discourage children from consuming those products?“That’s what we were hearing anecdotally from people in the industry in 2009,” says Peggy Armstrong, vice president of communications for IDFA.advertisement“Since then we have heard from consumers who say they do rely on those kinds of titles to help them know what is in the product. A lot of consumers have said, ‘please don’t change that,’ so we’re listening.”It was only recently that the FDA opened the petition to public comment. It’s gotten an earful. More than 30,000 comments were filed before the public comment period closed on May 21.SumOfUs.org started a petition drive in opposition to the industry’s proposal. So far, it’s received more than 116,000 signatures.The bus ads might lead some to believe that the dairy industry is seeking approval to put aspartame and other artificial sweeteners into flavored milk.It isn’t. Processors can already put artificial sweeteners in flavored milk, but they’re reluctant to do so because of the restrictive labeling requirements.So what’s the industry up to? Is it really lobbying to allow unlabeled aspartame in flavored milk as consumer groups claim?Well, not really.Nothing about the proposal would change the requirement that aspartame and other artificial sweeteners must be listed as ingredients on the label.What would change is that flavored milk containing an artificial sweetener could be marketed without any qualifying statement on the product’s main display panel. So it would not be readily apparent that the product contained artificial sweetener.“If we granted the petition, a carton of chocolate milk made with non-nutritive (artificial) sweeteners would simply say ‘chocolate milk,’ the same as a carton made with nutritive sweeteners, such as sugar,” said Felicia Billingslea, director of FDA’s food labeling and standards staff.“You would need to read the ingredient list, which is typically on the back or the side of the product, in order to tell the difference between the two,” she said.Billingslea’s comments were posted on the FDA’s website (www.fda.gov) in mid-April as part of a consumer update. The agency was receiving a flood of comments, not all of them well informed.You can’t fault consumers or consumer advocacy groups for taking an interest in the issue. After all, milk is widely regarded as one of the most wholesome and healthful food products around, and children are often the target market.“This is a very emotional thing when people start talking about milk because the first thing that comes to mind is children,” says Ruth Kava, senior nutritionist at the American Council on Science and Health.Aspartame was approved as a food additive in 1981. It’s sold under the brand names NutraSweet, Equal and others. It’s about 200 times sweeter than sugar, so much less of it can be used to give the same amount of sweetness.Aspartame is composed mainly of two amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are found naturally in many foods.Rumors claiming that aspartame causes a host of health problems, including cancer, have circulated for years on the Internet.But consumers can be assured that artificial sweeteners that have been approved by the FDA are safe, Kava says.“As far as I can see, it’s reasonable to use artificial sweeteners. They’ve been shown to be safe. If you can get children to drink more milk as opposed to drinking something else with no nutritional benefit, I’m all for it,” she says.According to the American Cancer Society, studies have shown that aspartame is not linked to an increased risk of cancer.A person weighing about 165 pounds would have to drink about 21 cans of diet soda a day to exceed the daily intake amount of aspartame that the FDA considers safe.While most of the opposition has focused on aspartame, it’s just one of many artificial sweeteners that have been approved by the FDA. Others include sucralose, saccharin and acesulfame potassium.The industry petition seeks the use of any “safe and suitable,” sweetener as an optional ingredient.“We really wanted to update the standards to allow our industry to use innovations that may be coming online,” IDFA’s Armstrong says. “So if something is deemed a safe and suitable sweetener down the road, we would be able to use it.”The controversy underscores the lofty position that milk enjoys in the minds of consumers.“One of the takeaways that we have heard loud and clear from consumers is that milk is different,” Armstrong says. “It’s held to a higher standard by consumers.”The FDA said it will review the comments and then “further evaluate the need for, and appropriateness of, the amendments requested by IDFA and NMPF and decide what further actions are appropriate.”The agency did not indicate when a decision might be made, but considering that the original petition was filed more than four years ago, it probably won’t be anytime soon. PDWilkins is a freelance writer based in Twin Falls, Idaho.last_img read more

Backfiring Motorcycle Caused Panic, Thought as Gunshots

first_imgWith a nation on edge after three mass shootings in the space of one week, a backfiring motorcycle causes mass panic in New York City, United States of America.The panic also interrupted and ended the Broadway play “To Kill a Mockingbird” in the Schubert Theatre. The crowd had attempted to flee the play, resulting in a stampede which injured 22 people. New York Police Department said a group of motorcycles were passing by when one of them backfired. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also issued a statement via his Twitter account that, “Times Square is safe and secure. The noises heard earlier were motorcycles backfiring, not gunshots.”One person said, “We just hear ‘pop’, ‘pop’, ‘pop’, and thought that somebody just came in and started shooting people.”Another said, “It’s a shame the climate of America is like this.”The mass shootings have occurred at public events. The last three shootings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, Arianna Grande’s Manchester concert and Route 91 Harvest Festival left 58 dead and another 489 wounded. Punk band Blink-182 was forced to cancel their concert in El Paso after a gunman opened fire in a Walmart Supercentre, killing 20 over the weekend.–Ads– The popping sounds were mistaken for gunshots. Photo for illustrative purpose onlycenter_img The crowd stampeded, causing 22 injuries. A backfiring motorcycle caused mass panic in New York City.last_img read more

High school football: Parkway rolls past Byrd

first_imgThe Parkway Panthers bounced back from last week’s big loss to Evangel with a 40-16 victory over the Byrd Yellow Jackets on Thursday night at Lee Hedges Stadium.The Panthers improved to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in district play. They return to Lee Hedges Stadium this Thursday to face Captain Shreve. Byrd dropped to 0-5 and 0-2.Parkway junior quarterback Justin Rogers had big nights passing and running. He completed 18 of 28 for 302 yards and two touchdowns. Rogers rushed for 52 yards, including 37 in losses, and a touchdown.Junior receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. also returned to form after not catching a pass in the 45-8 loss to Evangel. He caught seven passes for 158 yards and the two touchdowns.Marshall’s TD catches covered 25 and 60 yards. The latter was a screen pass. He caught the ball around the line of scrimmage, angled toward the Parkway sideline and outran Byrd defenders to the end zone.Senior running back Robert McKnight scored touchdowns on runs of 7 and 34 yards. He finished with 74 yards rushing and 50 receiving.Chase Hill scored on a 10-yard run in the final minute of the first half that put Parkway on top 33-6.Sophomore Amani Larry caught three passes for 39 yards and rushed for 54 yards on just two carries.All told, the Panthers piled up 516 yards, including 214 on the ground.“We made some plays at times,” Parkway coach David Feaster said. “At times we blocked them pretty well and those guys were able to make some plays. It was enough to beat a good team. “Obviously, Byrd is not what they used to be, but I thought they were better this week than they were last week. It’s a sign of a young ballclub. They get better week by week. I think before the season is over with they’re going to be pretty respectable.” The Yellow Jackets put some pressure on Rogers, forcing him to scramble on several occasions. “The thing we talked about at halftime particularly was offensive line pass protection. We want more time to throw the football,” Feaster said.The Parkway defense didn’t allow a touchdown. Byrd returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown. The Jackets were able to move the ball some. Byrd finished with 159 yards rushing, according to Parkway stats. But they couldn’t get the ball into the end zone. Placekicker Ben Smith kicked three field goals.Penalties hurt the Jackets offense when they got inside Parkway territory, but the Panthers also stepped up and made stops behind the line of scrimmage.Smith’s third field goal made it 33-16 in the third quarter and gave Byrd a flicker of hope. But McKnight ended it with his 34-yard dash to the end zone.The Jackets, who have been hit hard by injuries, were sharper than they were in Week 4’s 34-7 loss to Captain Shreve. In that game, they fumbled 11 times and had six turnovers. Byrd did fumble five times Thursday night but lost only one. The Jackets actually won the turnover battle 3-1.“If they fumble the ball 11 times we will beat them by 50,” Feaster aid. “That was unlikely. Their defense was good enough to put up a good fight and they certainly did at times. They chased us around. It was a good workout for us. We’re glad to have the win against Byrd but at the same time we’re glad to have the practice because we’re going to play against people like this down the road.”David Morales led the Panthers defense with 11 tackles. Tony Beckwith was right behind him with 10. Malcolm Banks had seven. Cordarious Moore and Caleb Reese had six each. Joey Cook had five. Reese recovered a fumble in the first quarter right after Parkway lost a fumble at its 29-yard line. The Panthers led 6-3 at the time.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Some NFL Uni ?s

first_img Posted December 17, 2011 Link to post Link to post Share on other sites 1,227 posts 1,005 0 0 557 1,292 Share on other sites Members 1,284 522 Members Go To Topic Listing ARTnSocal 557 Sports Logos DeFrank Location:Atlanta, Ga. 18 1,292 557 Te Seahawks just wore their blue pants on MNF.No those were the regular blue ones. i think the guys referring to the Navy Blue ones worn with the (awesome) Lime Green jerseysthey were also worn a couple of games with the lighter blue jerseys Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   1,508 Link to post 1,252 This topic is now closed to further replies. Share on other sites Te Seahawks just wore their blue pants on MNF. Share on other sites By hormone, December 15, 2011 in Sports Logo News Location:Southern California ShaftDu 1,508 Share this post Link to post Members Mike Foster 0 0 1,276 Location:Nashville, TN Share on other sites henburg guest23 Sports Logo News Members Location:Nashville, TN 210 8,516 posts Share on other sites cshookemHORNS The Falcons ditched the black pants in the same season they added the throwback uniform (2009). This was because they ditched the black uniform all together. Not sure why, though. I miss the black britches for road games. Some NFL Uni ?s Location:Nashville, TN 3,026 posts 18 Share this post CrazyAnna Favourite Logos:Washington State (1995-pres)Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001 / 2012-pres)Seattle MarinersSeattle Supersonics (1975-1995)Seattle Sounders FCSan Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) 0 Share this post Link to post 0 ARTnSocal Location:City of Champions and the Pirates 2,826 posts 5,835 posts 0 ARTnSocal All Activity Posted December 15, 2011 Share this post 0 guest23 18 Forums Home Link to post 3,026 posts 2,894 posts Share on other sites hormone 1,508 Share this post Share on other sites Link to post 1,284 0 0 Posted December 15, 2011 henburg 65 Fox Members Sports Logo News Sports Logos Share this post Some NFL Uni ?s 1,284 The Titan’s white pants now only seem to be worn with the navy alts with the away jerseys. I don’t think that they have worn all navy in a while.First off, the Titans haven’t worn the navy jerseys in a few years (I believe since 2008). Secondly, other than maybe wearing white on white, they haven’t worn the white pants since Vince Young’s rookie season. When the navy was worn, it was either mono-navy or navy over columbia. The Titan’s white pants now only seem to be worn with the navy alts with the away jerseys. I don’t think that they have worn all navy in a while.>>>>They haven’t worn navy all season, let alone all-navy. They’ve only worn 2 combo’s in 2011 … lt blue on dk blue pants at home, and white with lt blue pants on the road. A bit odd considering they used to change it up every week in prior seasons, they were kinda like the Oregon of the NFL, we all wondered what combo they’d be wearing each week …. If any teams needs a new direction in uniforms, it’s them. Their mono light blue didn’t look very good IMO. I liked their navy with white … it had just enough light blue without overkill.Yeah, at first I hated the navy, but looking back, it’s a pretty neat look. I actually wanted Nike to do something with the Titans but I haven’t heard anything about that. Plus, as long as Bud Adams is owner, I don’t see anything changing. Link to post Share this post Share this post The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 Link to post 93 Share this post TheOldRoman Brave-Bird 08 Posted December 15, 2011 Share this post Members Recommended Posts Members I know some unis have been discontinued like the Giants red, but whatever happened to1. Titans Navy jersey2. Titans White pants3. Falcons Black pants4. Seahawks navy pants5. Bill new blue pants (or are they like the Jax teal pants?)Have they been discontinued? Just not worn? If they aren’t worn, does RBK still produce them “just in case?”Since the NFL has really only rules about which jersey you wear, can you mix/match? Say the Steelers want to go all white (current jersey, white fauxback pants)I thought there was a rule that a throwback/alt has to be worn for 5 seasons. How did the Bears (throwback last year) Colts (blue helmet, white throwbacks) Seahawks (neon green) only last one year?Just really wondering. Thanks SportsLogos.Net cshookemHORNS 93 1,276 12,401 posts 5,583 posts 1,252 Te Seahawks just wore their blue pants on MNF.No those were the regular blue ones. i think the guys referring to the Navy Blue ones worn with the (awesome) Lime Green jerseysthey were also worn a couple of games with the lighter blue jerseysYes they have. I prefer the darker navy pants. Posted December 17, 2011 522 Location:West Coastcenter_img Members CrazyAnna All Activity Forums Home 1,005 Followers 0 2,359 posts 1,292 1,954 posts 522 The Titan’s white pants now only seem to be worn with the navy alts with the away jerseys. I don’t think that they have worn all navy in a while.>>>>They haven’t worn navy all season, let alone all-navy. They’ve only worn 2 combo’s in 2011 … lt blue on dk blue pants at home, and white with lt blue pants on the road. A bit odd considering they used to change it up every week in prior seasons, they were kinda like the Oregon of the NFL, we all wondered what combo they’d be wearing each week …. If any teams needs a new direction in uniforms, it’s them. Their mono light blue didn’t look very good IMO. I liked their navy with white … it had just enough light blue without overkill. Some NFL Uni ?s Sign in to follow this   0 Favourite Logos:Buffalo Bills ’62-73 .. Buffalo Bisons (hockey) ’56-’70 .. Buffalo Sabres ’06-’07 alternate logo Fox ARTnSocal 0 Posted December 15, 2011 Posted December 17, 2011 Share on other sites Posted December 15, 2011 Posted December 17, 2011 210 Members I know some unis have been discontinued like the Giants red, but whatever happened to5. Bill new blue pants (or are they like the Jax teal pants?)>>>>>The Bills blue pants definitely exist, but word from 1 of the Bills 2 ass’t equipment managers said that Russell Brandon (C.O.O.) told them in the summer that the team would not be wearing them this season. Supposedly it was Ralph Wilson’s choice the way it was insinuated.There’s been much fan backlash about this very subject, most expect the blue away pants to be worn in 2012 but nothing has been confirmed. The white on white looks better since they started to wear the home (bluer) socks with that combo, the other socks were meant to go with the blue away pants which have been locked in an equipment room all season at One Bills Drive.I’m one of the biggest proponents regarding the Bills in blue away pants (NO mono-blue). I’ve tried to keep an open mind on the all-white, but after attending the game down in San Diego last Sunday my wish to bring back the blue away pants is stronger than ever. From ’73 – ’83 they looked superb in them with the white helmet.I would like to see the blue pants with the white jersey, but I am fine going without. The Bills will eventually wear the blue pants on the road, but deep down inside I think we all know that the first time those pants appear will be as part of a mono-blue for a nationally televised home game so the players can feel tougher or whatever nonsense excuse they use. 1,284 1,227 posts Share on other sites 5,125 posts Location:Washington, DC henburg Posted December 18, 2011 1,252 Share on other sites Share this post Members TheOldRoman Link to post #Grateful Link to post Members Posted December 17, 2011 0 210 DeFrank phutmasterflex ShaftDu Location:Seattle TheOldRoman 1,292 TheOldRoman Posted December 17, 2011 Share this post 65 0 12,401 posts Link to post #Grateful 1,284 Share this post 0 To my knowledge:1. Titans Navy jersey –> Likely only brought out if team goes full navy, but haven’t seen it in some time2. Titans White pants –> Not sure if they retired it or not3. Falcons Black pants –> Gone. Although I wish they wore the mono-black again.4. Seahawks navy pants –> Gone I believe. 5. Bill new blue pants (or are they like the Jax teal pants?) –> Yes. Te Seahawks just wore their blue pants on MNF.No those were the regular blue ones. i think the guys referring to the Navy Blue ones worn with the (awesome) Lime Green jerseys 1,284 The Titans navy blues were demoted from primary home’s to alternates in favor of the powder blues. 1,319 posts 1,292 Location:Southern California Members Share on other sites 1,284 Sorry, I forgot to put “or” in my statement. Also, I think that I remember in the 2008 preseason they wore the white pants with the navy jerseys. 0 Share on other sites Link to post 0 Share this post Link to post Bills blue is like the Jax teal. 65 Members henburg phutmasterflex Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Buffalo Bills ’62-73 .. Buffalo Bisons (hockey) ’56-’70 .. Buffalo Sabres ’06-’07 alternate logo 744 posts hormone Members henburg 522 Share on other sites 1,276 Link to post Share this post 1,284 Link to post 0 Members The Falcons ditched the black pants in the same season they added the throwback uniform (2009). This was because they ditched the black uniform all together. Not sure why, though. I miss the black britches for road games.I was always wondering about the Falcons pants. The thing that bothers me is that on their home reds, they got the little red on the side pants with red socks. Yet on the white away unis, they got the little black on the side with the black socks YET they have red numbers. I always thought that was a left over from the blacks when they were the main ones. That was always a mix match for me. Brave-Bird 08 522 1,005 Followers 0 522 0 Posted December 15, 2011 93 1,227 posts The Titan’s white pants now only seem to be worn with the navy alts with the away jerseys. I don’t think that they have worn all navy in a while. Posted December 15, 2011 Share on other sites Banned PhlyBoy henburg 0 Share this post The complaint department is closed. 1,292 I know some unis have been discontinued like the Giants red, but whatever happened to5. Bill new blue pants (or are they like the Jax teal pants?)>>>>>The Bills blue pants definitely exist, but word from 1 of the Bills 2 ass’t equipment managers said that Russell Brandon (C.O.O.) told them in the summer that the team would not be wearing them this season. Supposedly it was Ralph Wilson’s choice the way it was insinuated.There’s been much fan backlash about this very subject, most expect the blue away pants to be worn in 2012 but nothing has been confirmed. The white on white looks better since they started to wear the home (bluer) socks with that combo, the other socks were meant to go with the blue away pants which have been locked in an equipment room all season at One Bills Drive.I’m one of the biggest proponents regarding the Bills in blue away pants (NO mono-blue). I’ve tried to keep an open mind on the all-white, but after attending the game down in San Diego last Sunday my wish to bring back the blue away pants is stronger than ever. From ’73 – ’83 they looked superb in them with the white helmet. These ▼ socks below, that were worn earlier this season and in the opener at KC had to have been designed to be worn with blue pants …. Link to post PhlyBoy Share this post Members Posted December 17, 2011 1,284 Posted December 15, 2011 SportsLogos.Net Posted December 15, 2011last_img read more

a month agoMan Utd U23 coach Wood: Brandon Williams must learn from red card

first_imgMan Utd U23 coach Wood: Brandon Williams must learn from red cardby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United Under-23s boss Neil Wood says Brandon Williams must learn from his red card in victory over Fulham.Williams is the Under-23s’ captain but his evening at Leigh Sports Village ended disappointingly as he was shown a second yellow card for a mistimed challenge in the closing stages.The 18-year-old had earlier been booked after an altercation with Fulham striker Martell Taylor-Crossdale and Wood said he needs to learn from his mistake.”He was really good [up until the sending off],” Wood told the Manchester Evening News. “He’s got a red card, a one-game ban and his little retaliation, he’s going to have to learn.”He had a little flare-up with the lad (Taylor-Crossdale) earlier and got his first caution, but it’s something he’s going to have to learn from. He’s old enough and mature enough to know he let himself down a little bit but I’m sure he’ll learn from the experience.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Smartworks consolidates Market Leadership position in Chennai and Pune

first_imgChennai/Pune, July 25, 2019: Continuing its dominance as the preferred agile workspace provider among the enterprises, Smartworks has emerged as the market leader in Chennai and Pune on a consolidated basis; boasting a growing footprint of 6 lakh sq. ft., spread across 8 facilities. Reaping the benefits of being early entrants in these micro markets, Smartworks today drives one-third of its revenue from thesecities with over 11,000 seats. Anticipating the growing demand for shared office spaces, the firm plans to increase its footprint by adding more than 2 million sq. ft. in these micro marketsby 2021. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalSingle minded focus on value creation for clients, quality of services, state of the art infrastructure, design and tech enabled spaces has helped the firm consolidate its leadership position. With a growing footprint of 2.8 million sq. ft across pan India, Smartworks is focused on serving large enterprises in need of new age office spaces, and is in a leading position to cater to both existing as well as projected demand for office space. The year on year success and trust of its clients has resulted into making the homegrown agileworkspace provider become profitable in India, in just a span of 3 years. Smartworks has a well-diversified client base comprising of IT/ITES, manufacturing, healthcare, automobiles, BFSI, Marketing and HR. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostCommenting on achieving this market leadership position Neetish Sarda, Founder, Smartworks said, “Our growth is a testament of support and trust of our members and the booming market potential. Chennai and Pune have shown significant growth in last three years and due to our robust expansion we have been able to meet the growing demands from enterprises. As enterprises continue to focus on cost optimization and consolidation while expecting quality to remain constant, the demand for agile workspaces will continue to flourish” An inspiring office experience that translates into a place of productivity engendering extra energy and better output remains Smartworks’ top priority. To meet the rising demands of corporatesand millennials today, it offers a bundle of services including configured new-age office solutions, engagement and networking activities. The firm has focused approach to holistic facilities for its members such desk yoga, crèche facility, employee engagement activities, F&B, concierge services, gym, meditation center, health and wellness programs. “We are focused on elevating the office experience for every office goer considering the traditional workspaces have seen limited innovation in the last decade. Our growth curve has never ceased to excite us, and we have been able to see the difference in our books by becoming profitable in such a short period. We have left no stone unturned to make the experience very personal and immersive.” said Harsh Binani,Co-Founder, Smartworks. Turning the brick and wall structures into smart buildings with technology, Smartworks is focused on customer delight, encouraging collaboration, ease of doing business and overall community building for enhanced productivity. Smartworks plans to double its footprint to 10 mnsq.ft. by 2022.last_img read more

Governor General hands out awards of excellence in Ottawa

first_imgAPTN National NewsTeachers, students and historians were recognized for their outstanding work in Ottawa Monday.The Governor General’s history awards are a top honour in Canada.APTN’s Annette Francis talked to some of the winners.last_img

Pilots struggled to control plane that crashed in Indonesia

first_imgLion Air pilots struggled to maintain control of their Boeing jet as an automatic safety system in the Boeing jet repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose down, according to a draft of a preliminary report by Indonesian officials who are looking into last month’s deadly crash.The investigators are focusing on whether faulty information from sensors led the plane’s system to force the nose down.Indonesian authorities are expected to issue a report Wednesday, although it is unclear whether they will offer a probable cause for the Oct. 29 crash. The new Boeing 737 MAX 8 plunged into the Java Sea, killing all 189 people on board.Boeing did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Idris Sabrina get married

first_imgMarrakesh: Actor Idris Elba, 46, exchanged wedding vows with longtime girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre, 29, in a three-day ceremony in Morocco. In images captured by British Vogue, the couple, who got engaged last year, looked smitten as they wed at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh recently, reports dailymail.co.uk. Dhowre opted for two exquisite dresses by Vera Wang for her big day – a bardot style gown for the ceremony and a pearl embroidered number for the reception – while Elba, 46, looked dapper in a bespoke suit by Ozwald Boateng. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerAn image from the fashion magazine shows Dhowre looking ravishing in her form-fitting A-line white gown, while her make-up is executed by Charlotte Tilbury and her hair by Luana Babbi. In another, Elba cuts an incredibly dapper figure in his slick suit as he is seen gazing adoringly at Dhowre. Another photograph shows the pair just after they exchanged their vows, as they passionately embrace while the former beauty queen flashes her dazzling ring. “Congratulations to newlyweds Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre who exchanged vows in Morocco on April 26 2019. Celebrations were spread over three days in Marrakesh,” the caption read. With a ‘colours of the Souk’ themed dinner on Thursday night, and their extravagant nuptials on Friday, the three-day celebrations will culminate with an all-white party at a hotel.last_img read more