Sidetrack

first_imgBirds on the wiresIn the past green activists in Germany have pursued their cause by having steam trains banned, whilst expressing little opposition to new roads. Now, the French Transport Users Federation (FNAUT) has offered a three point punishment to a local section of the National Movement for the Environment (MNLE) for its opposition to the Orléans tram project. Local MNLE officials complain that the tram will leave no room for cars on main routes through the city, and that birds flying along the river Loire will hit the tram wires on the George V bridge. They suggest that the road should be ’reserved for pedestrians, cyclists and cars’.Meanwhile, in the Netherlands storks are making homes on railway catenary masts. Nesting in this secure habitat, they have little difficulty in avoiding power cables. Perhaps they are more agile than their Great Bustard relatives who are delaying progress on the Berlin – Hannover high speed line (p370).Water ridesPassengers on Netherlands Railways’ IC+ experimental train can sample the unusual experience of water-cushioning in one first class compartment. Sleeptrends, which manufactures water-beds, has supplied water filled base and back cushions for the seats, and if they prove successful NS will examine the possibility of developing a driver’s seat. This could have benefits in reducing sick leave due to back problems.DieterSeven of European Night Services’ 139 coaches for cross-Channel overnight trains were put into secure storage at a British army depot on April 17, while the four railway partners continue to review commercial prospects for the project (RG 4.97 p214)Accident proneIn Australia new rolling stock seems to have a tendency to crash before it even enters service. Last year Sidetrack noted the near write-off of one of Queensland Railways’ Gold Coast interurban EMUs.Now comes news from New South Wales that the first of seven Adtranz low-floor cars for Sydney’s Ultimo – Pyrmont tramway was in a road accident on the Hume Highway near Gundagai on April 30, whilst in transit from Dandenong works. Fortunately the LRV was only slightly damaged, but was returned to Melbourne for repair.last_img read more

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Stuttgart Test for Munich Live on StarTimes

first_imgThe 72-year-old has successfully turned a six-point deficit into a six-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga standings and secured the Bavarian giants’ safe passage into the DFB Cup third round and Champions League last 16.Also, the Club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has confirmed planned talks with Bayern’s two veteran wingers, Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery regarding their contracts which is due to expire next year June.Borussia Dortmund will also host Hoffenheim at the Westfalen Stadion by 6:30pm African time on the same day.According to the Brands and Marketing Director at StarTimes, Qasim Elegbede, the pay TV Company is steadily fulfilling its commitment to delivering a fine mix of pulsating live sporting matches to its customers and football lover. “We have shown and we will continue to demonstrate that our focus is on satisfying our subscribers by bringing to their living rooms live matches from the biggest players and clubs in top European leagues. This upcoming cracker is another opportunity to excite our subscribers”, he said.StarTimes is a leading digital-TV operator in Africa, covering the entire continent’s population with a massive distribution network of 200 branded halls, 3,000 convenience stores and 5,000 distributors.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Startimes Nigeria will this weekend thrill its subscribers to an awesome football experience with exciting matches from the Bundesliga league as VFB Stuttgart battles it out with Bayern Munich at the Mercedes Benz- Arena  today at 2:30 pm African Time on StarTimes Channel 254 and 245.Table topper, Bayern Munich with 35 points from 15 matches will battle it out with 14th placed VFB Stuttgart with 17 points.Bayern Munich Coach, Heynckes – the brains behind Bayern’s 2012/13 unprecedented Bundesliga, DFB Cup and UEFA Champions League haul – has worked wonders since returning to the hot seat in place of Carlo Ancelotti on the 6th of October 2017.last_img read more

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NBA wrap: LaMarcus Aldridge powers Spurs over Celtics to continue hot streak

first_imgLaMarcus picking up where he left off as the third quarter gets underway!#GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/Dd61VxBEX7— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 25, 2019San Antonio has now won eight of its last 10 games. It ranks eighth in the Western Conference standings though.Boston on the other hand sits at firmly at fifth in the Eastern Conference, but it has lost four games straight.The Celtics had a cold outing offensively, as Marcus Smart led the team with 14 points.The Spurs are just half a game back from the Jazz and Thunder in the standings, so they are a threat to move up a few spots down the stretch.Studs of the NightBojan Bogdanovic scored a game-high 35 points in the Pacers’ 124-88 win over the Nuggets.Lou Williams tallied 29 points and seven assists to help the Clippers top the Knicks 124-113.James Harden’s 28 points led Houston to a 113-90 victory against New Orleans.Stephen Curry posted 26 points and nine rebounds as Golden State edged Detroit 121-114.Duds of the nightMalik Monk scored three points on 1-of-5 shooting in the Hornet’s 115-114 win over the Raptors in Toronto. De’Aaron Fox scored nine points on 3-of-16 shooting as Sacramento fell short to the Lakers 111-106.HighlightsJeremy Lamb knocked down a ridiculous half-court buzzer beater to seal the deal for Charlotte.WE. HAVE. NO. WORDS. 🤯JEREMY LAMB WITH THE HALF-COURT BUZZER BEATER TO WIN. THE. GAME!!!!! #hornets30 @TISSOT pic.twitter.com/VOUnXMhZCv— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) March 25, 2019Giannis Antetokounmpo eluded Larry Nance Jr. with a spin move and finished with authority in the Bucks’ 127-105 thrashing of the Cavaliers. LaMarcus Aldridge exploded against the Celtics on Sunday night.The Spurs big man totaled 48 points, 13 rebounds and six assists in San Antonio’s 115-96 win. He showcased his signature midrange game along the way. Giannis spinning and slamming for the @Bucks! #PhantomCam #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/MvQfiaJepX— NBA (@NBA) March 24, 2019What’s Next?Nets (38-36) at Trail Blazers (45-27) 10 p.m. ET — This matchup will feature two All-Star point guards in D’Angelo Russell and Damian Lillard. Brooklyn and Portland are both in the playoff picture. Each team has dangerous backcourts that can fill it up in a hurry.last_img read more

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