Veolia to run S-Bahn from 2010

first_imgGERMANY: The NordWestBahn subsidiary of Veolia Transport has been selected to manage the future Regio-S-Bahn services in Bremen and Niedersachsen from December 2010. Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG confirmed Veolia as the winner after Deutsche Bahn withdrew an appeal against conditions in the call for tenders. Veolia said it is the first time a private operator has won a contract covering the whole of an electrified S-Bahn in Germany. The 11-year concession agreement covers the operation of 4·7 million train-km a year on a four-line network totalling 270 km. Veolia expects to generate total revenue of €500m. New air-conditioned vehicles with low floors, wheelchairs spaces and accessible toilets will be brought into use for the launch of regular interval S-Bahn services in 2010. Trains will have onboard security staff after 21.00, and CCTV will be fitted. The contract follows agreements reached this year covering regional services in Niers-Rhein-Emscher and Leipzig. ‘2008 marks a new stage in our expansion in rail in Germany,’ said Cyrille du Peloux, CEO of Veolia Transport. ‘This expertise will be of great strategic importance once the European market for passenger rail transportation is deregulated in 2010.’ Regio-S-Bahn Bremen/Niedersachsen routes Bremerhaven-Lehe – Bremen – TwistringenBremen – Oldenburg – Bad ZwischenahnBremen – Nordenham Bremen-Farge – Verdenlast_img read more

Is Beth Phoenix’s HOF Induction a Further Smack in the Face to Pro Wrestling History?

first_img Related TopicsBeth PhoenixChynaTammy SytchWWEWWE Hall of Fame Vince McKee Nearly a year ago, I wrote an article about how hypocritical the WWE Hall of fame can be. Yesterday, they proved it yet again by doing a favor to the wife of Adam Copeland (Edge) and announced the upcoming induction of Beth Phoenix.  A woman who spent a little over 5 years on the main roster, and not all of them in the main event picture.  Meanwhile, they continue to snub the woman who redefined woman’s role in Pro Wrestling, Chyna!Joanie “Chyna” Laurer was easily one of the WWE’s greatest female athletes of all time. She was the first female to compete on a regular basis with men. She was a former multi time IC champion, as well as the first female to compete in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring. Not to mention, a founding member of DX.The WWE’s main reason for the snub was her shaky history after leaving pro wrestling. She had multiple drug issues along the way but the WWE has seen that with many of their former and current stars. What is holding her back is her role in the adult film industry.Laurer made her porn debut with the 2004 video 1 Night in China with former boyfriend and pro wrestler Sean Waltman. Laurer appeared in her second pornographic video, entitled Another Night in China in 2009. In 2011, Laurer starred in her first professional pornographic film for Vivid Video entitled Backdoor to Chyna. She also starred for Vivid as She-Hulk in their parody of The Avengers, released in May 2012. A spinoff feature centered around the She-Hulk character and titled She-Hulk XXX was released to video in April 2013It is hypocritical considering the WWE had no problems allowing multi time drug user and adult star Tammy “Sunny” Sytch into their Hall of Fame in 2011 during Wrestlemania 27 weekend.She posed nude for Missy Hyatt’s adult website Wrestling Vixxxens. She filmed her first of what will be many adult films with Vivid Entertainment for an adult film called Sunny Side Up: In Through the Backdoor.  She also charges people for nude pic sessions on Skype on snap chat.Adult films hasn’t been her only black mark since leaving the WWE as she also has had multiple issues with the law. In 2012, Sytch was arrested five times in a four-week span, for disorderly conduct, third degree burglary, and three counts of violating a protective order. She was arrested a sixth time in January 2013, also for violating a protective order. She was recently arrested yet again, just last month for breaking probation and routinely insults people on her Facebook page where she is currently once again, in rehab.Sytch served 114 days in jail and was released in May 2013. In January 2016, Sytch pleaded guilty to driving while under suspension-DUI related charges stemming from three separate arrests in May and June 2015.It seems like a double standard when you consider the fact that Sytch never set foot in a WWE ring as an actual competitor and was never anything more than eye candy. If the WWE wants to improve their overall PR and Hall of Fame legitimacy then it needs to remove people lie Drew Carey and “The Arnold”, and start placing in those who actually deserve it and blazed those trails they are always talking about. Speaking of “blazing”, they just inducted The Godfather, a “pimp”.As Owen Hart (someone else who should be inducted) once said, “Enough is Enough and it is time for a change!” It is time for the late great Chyna to take her proper role in the WWE Hall of Fame.You can follow Vince McKee on twitter at VinceTheAuthorlast_img read more

Twins Snap Skid With Tuesday Win

first_img 1/1 About Connatix V56490 1080p HD Auto (360p) The Twins and White Sox will meet again Wednesday night in Minneapolis. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on WJON.MN Twins On CameoGetty ImagesThe Twins on CameoA number of Minnesota professional athletes will record a greeting to be sent to you, a friend or a loved one… for a price. Over 40 current and former Minnesota Vikings, Twins and Timberwolves players are on Cameo, a website that offers fans the opportunity to purchase a video message from athletes and celebrities for varying prices.Here’s a look at the Minnesota Twins who are currently available on Cameo and the price it will take to hire them to record your message.Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoDevin Smeltzer – $15Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoNelson Cruz – $100Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoLewis Thorpe – $10. Aussie prospect. Triumph BooksMN Twins On CameoDick Bremer – $50Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoChuck Knoblauch – $40. World Series hero and multi-time All Star with a checkered post-baseball runGetty ImagesMN Twins On CameoMatt Garza – $25. Debuted in 2006, Traded to Tampa in ’07. Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoDenard Span – $25Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoBrent Rooker – $20. Twins prospect, has not yet played in MLB. Getty ImagesMN Twins On CameoChris Colabello – $35. Remember him? He played seven years of Indy ball before landing with the Twins in 2012 720p HDcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip The Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Tuesday night at Target Field to snap a six-game losing skid. The Twins are now 21-16 on the season and 1.5 games out of first place in the American League Central.Twins outfielder Byron Buxton returned from the injured list to rob a home run in the sixth inning and plate the winning run with a RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.Minnesota starting pitcher Michael Pineda made his season debut after serving a suspension. After allowing two runs in the top of the first inning, Pineda settled down to pitch six solid innings. About Connatix V56490 360plast_img read more

Juventus’ Carlos Tevez reckons Atletico Madrid can win Champions League

first_img “Now the real Champions League starts.” “They close the space really well and are dangerous on the counter. I see them as one of the candidates to win the Champions League.” Upd. at 17:17 CET “They’re a team the play together really well,” Tevez said of Diego Simeone’s side. “They are a difficult rival. The Argentine striker’s Juventus side got the point they needed against the Spanish champions to progress to the knockout stages themselves, but never looked liked recording the two goal win they needed to finish top of the group. Atleti were beaten in the final last season by Real Madird; they’ll hope to go one better this time round.center_img EFE / Sport EN “Getting to the next round was the objective we had,” he continued in his interview with ‘Canal Plus’. “Last year we didn’t achieve that, so we have hit an important target. 10/12/2014 The former Manchester City striker wasn’t dwelling on coming second in the group; instead he was happy to make the last 16 after crashing out in the group stages last season. Carlos Tevez says Atletico Madrid can win the Champions League seasonlast_img read more

Ring of reality disturbs this bliss

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A WEDNESDAY afternoon of wellness was quickly cut short during an outdoor yoga session held at the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Connacht Council Confirm Post Primary Schools Senior A And B Football Championship Fixtures

first_imgThe Connacht Post Primary Schools Juvenile B Football League Final between St Joseph’s The Bish and Ballinrobe will be played in Headford on Friday the 20th of January and will throw in at 12.30.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Senior B Quarter Finals will see Four Games played between the 10th and the 23rd of January. On the 10th, Roscommon CBS play Ballinrobe Community School. Then on the 18th, St Nathy’s face St Aloysius and St Joseph’s The Bish face St Louis Kiltimagh in Headford at 12.30. The final quarter Final on the 23rd of January sees Presentation College Athenry take on Ballinamore at the Connacht Centre of Excellence at 12.30. Details of the Preliminary Round of the Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior A and Quarter Finals of the Senior B Football Championships have been announced. The Senior A Championship will feature two games as a double header at the Connacht Centre of excellence on the 18th of January. Rice College take on St Muredachs at 11am with the winners playing Holy Rosary College Mountbellew in the Quarter Final on the 1st of February. The other Preliminary Round game throws in at 12.30 and sees Summerhill take on St Geralds with the winners playing St Jarlaths College Tuam in the Quarter Final on the 1st of February.center_img Details of the Senior B, Senior C, Junior B and Juvenile B Post Primary Football league Finals have also been confirmed. The Senior B League Final between Presentation Athenry and Ballinrobe will be played in Tuam on Wednesday the 18th of January throwing in at 12.30. On the Same day and at the same time, The Senior C League Final between Ballyhaunis and Glenamaddy takes place in the Connacht centre of excellence while the Junior B League Final between St Muredachs and Claregalway will be played on Monday the 23rd of January with the Connacht Centre of Excellence the venue.last_img read more

Flooding, deplorable roads affecting Region 5 farmers, residents

first_img– cash crops regularly inundatedResidents in several farming communities across Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) have voiced their concerns over periodic flooding and deteriorating roads. According to the farmers, these issues are continuing to threaten their livelihood.On Tuesday, Guyana Times was once again told that the recent heavy rains wereThe rising water level in areas along the Mahaicony River earlier this weekrepeatedly inundating farm lands, causing some damage to cash crops. These crops include bora, tomato, pepper, pumpkin and squash. It was explained that often times when it rained heavily, the fields would become waterlogged, sometimes for a few days. If prolonged, this would result in losses.Residents claimed that should the water level rise, their farmlands would be completely inundated, with one Mora Point inhabitant saying that it was since last year that the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA) conducted any drainage works in the area.The MMA/ADA is a sub-agency under the Agriculture Ministry tasked to “provide water control for the coastal lands up to a distance of some 30 miles inland, by impounding the flood waters in surface reservoirs (conservancies) located in the upper reaches of the rivers, and through the construction of appropriate civil engineering infrastructure; [and] provide Drainage and Irrigation (D & I) services to the areas nearer the coast”.When contacted, MMA/ADA General Manager Aubrey Charles told this publicationResidents and farmers want the Mahaicony Branch Road rehabilitatedthat Tuesday was the first time he heard of the recent flooding. He, however, disputed the allegation that it was since 2016 that works were done in the Mahaicony area. Charles said the agency currently had a dragline working in Mahaicony.“It was earlier this year that we had works done there; we have a dragline working in the Jagdeo Canal going towards Mora Point,” the General Manager emphasised.Apart from the issues encountered in the flood-affected zones, farmers have had much difficulty in transporting their produce from their plots to be sold. This newspaper was informed that many of the farm-to-market roads were in need of serious repair. Among the areas in need of rehabilitation are: Mahaicony Branch Road, De Hoop Branch Road, roads at Burma and Abary, Esau Jacobs Access Road and Champagne Access Road.Region Five Chairman Vickchand Ramphal in an interview with Guyana TimesThe state of the road at De Hoop, Region Five explained that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) was aware of the flooding threat in the area. He explained that allocations from the Region’s budget were given to the MMA/ADA.“From Abary to Mahaica Creek, the RDC allocates money for agriculture purposes and will warrant that money to MMA for them to carry out the works,” he noted. For several months last year, several farming communities in Region Five have grappled with extensive flooding, which resulted in lost crops and threats to livestock. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

Best Waterfront Dining at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!There’s just something so relaxing about dining on the water’s edge, an expansive waterside view sprawled out before you. Florida is a subtropical climate and sometimes the humidity makes it rough to be outside, but a nice breeze off a lake can make all the difference. Florida fall and winter weather are on their way (I promise), so enjoying a meal al fresco by the water is a must-do before summer shows up again. Here are my picks for the best waterside dining at Walt Disney World.Boathouse – Disney SpringsIt’s hard to think of any other waterfront experience at Walt Disney World that tops The Boathouse. The restaurant itself sits along the water’s edge, granting diners with a lovely view. Nautical decor is just the beginning as full-size boat fixtures line the walls. For the ultimate waterside dining experience go for sitting outside. A pier juts out into the lake, affording diners not only the joy of dining along the water, but being surrounded by it. If you don’t desire a full meal, you can grab a spot at the Dockside Bar and enjoy handcrafted cocktails and fresh seafood appetizers, all while watching those curiously cool amphicars. Boathouse Amphicar Launch by DisneyParkSavvyParadiso 37 – Disney SpringsThis restaurant was one of the first to open when Downtown Disney became Disney Springs. The vibrant flavors of Latin cuisine are showcased here. From Mexican to Peruvian to Caribbean, you can sample the varied tastes of exotic tropical destinations. Many of the tables in the dining area face the interior of the restaurant, but there is a back porch that wraps around all the way to the the side of the building and overlooks the water.Paddlefish – Disney SpringsThe building that Paddlefish occupies is an icon. This riverboat has stood at this spot since the beginning of Lake Buena Vista Village, then Downtown Disney, and now Disney Springs. Paddlefish has a bountiful menu of classic seafood dishes. The interior seating has water views, but the deck is the place to be for the best experience, and there is live music on Friday and Saturday nights.Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ – Disney SpringsMy Florida Native heart rejoices every time I set foot inside this Florida-centric restaurant. The mural on top of the kitchen makes me swoon. Traditionally this Florida fare eatery is not considered as a waterfront dining option. But there is a porch and outdoor seating which have great views of the fake, but beautiful, Disney “springs”. When the weather is right you’ve got to grab some sweet tea moonshine and some appetizers, and enjoy this view.Le Cantina de San Angel – EpcotNo other counter service restaurant in Epcot offers ample outdoor seating like the cantina at the Mexico pavilion. Enjoy traditional, casual Mexican food with an unbeatable view of World Showcase lagoon. You might be tempted to siesta here.San Angel Inn – EpcotOkay, admittedly this one is an unconventional addition to this list. After all, San Angel Inn’s seating is all completely indoors. Yet, most of its tables have some of the best water viewing of any Disney restaurant because it overlooks a delightful boat ride: the Grand Fiesta Tour. Grab a margarita and some delicious chile rellenos and savor that view that only Epcot can offer.©DisneySpice Road Table – EpcotWhen Disney announced they were adding another full-service restaurant at the Morocco Pavilion it raised many an eyebrow. The dining in this pavilion isn’t all that popular with the average guest. However, this lagoon-side restaurant should not be overlooked. Its expansive patio allows for wonderful views of World Showcase Lagoon. Their menu pairs perfectly with watching a sunset or Epcot’s fireworks right from your table.Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room – EpcotThis popular spot for grabbing a drink also has more than just pub grub. The bulk of the seating is indoors, but there are side and back patios, the back offering relaxing views of World Showcase Lagoon. This area is very popular around fireworks time. Flame Tree Barbecue – Disney’s Animal KingdomBefore the days of Tiffins and Nomad Lounge, my go-to meal at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was always Flame Tree Barbecue. Even though the park’s dining options have expanded a lot recently, Flame Tree is still a solid choice and if you go to the seating pavilion that faces the lagoon on which Rivers of Light performed, you’re in for a memorable meal. The lagoon is lovely anytime of day.Nomad Lounge – Disney’s Animal KingdomMy absolute favorite Lounge in any theme park is Nomad Lounge. It’s beautiful, it’s relaxing, and has a great menu. The wrap-around patio overlooks the park’s Discovery River and has a view of the bridge that leads guests to the wondrous land Pandora – World of Avatar.Three Bridges Bar & Grill – Disney’s Coronado Springs ResortYou can’t get more waterside than being surrounded by water. The Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is one of many new additions to this thoroughly re-imagined resort. This spot is fantastic for relaxation or socialization, with appetizers meant to be shared. The drink menu is larger than most Disney hotel lounge menus. The views are spectacular, but are made all the better when a soft breeze crosses over the lagoon. Geyser Point – Disney’s Wilderness LodgeThis lakeside Lounge-style eatery has found a place in my heart as one of my favorites. I love the relaxed seating. I love the completely open air. And I cherish the lakeside views. The menu is great too! The brisket dip appetizer is packed with flavor, the salads are fresh and bountiful, and a great beer and wine menu add to the delights.Tips and InformationReservations are recommended for most of the full-service restaurants in this guide. Be sure to make note of your desire to sit outside when making your reservation.Arrive early for outdoor seating as it is often desired by most guests.If you wish to view sunset or fireworks from the applicable restaurant or bar, arrive early and be patient.Enjoy the view!last_img read more

#Nextchat RECAP: Are You Really Reaching Your Employees?

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North Carolina ~ Sales and Use Tax: More Counties Are Eligible for Hurricane Matthew Tax Relief

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe North Carolina Department of Revenue has issued an important notice noting that 14 additional counties have been designated as “Disaster Counties” eligible for state tax relief as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The additional counties are Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell, and Washington.The complete list of counties includes Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson (collectively “Disaster Counties”).The tax relief offered by the department is the waiver of penalties associated with the failure to obtain a license, failure to file a return, and failure to pay tax when due (collectively “Late Action”) for any period in which the time for filing a federal return or report or for payment of a federal tax is extended under section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code because of a presidentially declared disaster. Interest cannot be waived except in the limited case of interest on taxes imposed prior to or during a period for which a taxpayer has declared bankruptcy under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of Title 11 of the United State Code.Important Notice: More Counties Eligible for Hurricane Matthew Tax Relief, North Carolina Department of Revenue, October 19, 2016last_img read more