New Bio-Wash Facility For Bendigo

first_imgNew Bio-Wash Facility For Bendigo VIC PremierTrain passengers in regional Victoria are set to benefit with construction beginning on a new bio-wash facility at the Bendigo Station precinct which will ensure more reliable services across the regional rail network.Due to the regional rail network spanning all corners of the state, unfortunately animal strikes can be a common occurrence with figures showing more than 100 strikes in a month can occur at times when wildlife is more active.V/Line currently has access to one bio-wash facility at South Dynon, near Southern Cross Station, so the construction of this additional facility in regional Victoria will help speed up the process to ensure trains can return to service sooner. It will also help cater for the growing number of new trains, which have been rolled out onto the regional network in recent years.The new $7.9 million indoor facility will be delivered by Coleman Rail and will feature state-of-the-art cleaning equipment and elevated railing, allowing staff to complete thorough inspections and clean all parts of a train before it returns to service.The Bendigo line has the highest number of animal strikes in the state, so this facility will enable trains that experience a strike on-route to Bendigo to be cleaned prior to operating another, with less disruption than if it had to return to the facility in Melbourne for cleaning.V/Line will also use the facility to clean trains from other parts of the network that don’t require immediate cleaning.The bio-wash facility will be built in the train stabling area near Bendigo Station that is not currently being used for services and is expected to create 50 jobs during the construction phase.Once finished, the facility will be leased to V/Line’s train maintenance provider Alstom to manage. Alstom has an agreement for cleaning at the facility to be completed by Bendigo Rail Workshops’ staff, creating another five to eight ongoing local jobs.As stated by Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll“The Bendigo bio-wash facility will help trains get back on the tracks faster after an incident, which is vital in delivering reliable services for passengers on the Bendigo line and across the regional rail network.”“As we continue to bring more trains onto the regional network, it’s equally important that we’re investing in the infrastructure to support that growth.” As stated by Member for Bendigo East Jacinta Allan“Animal strikes are unavoidable but can be incredibly frustrating for local passengers — having a biowash facility in Bendigo is a great investment that also supports local jobs.” As stated by Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards“These upgrades will ensure trains can return to service sooner, giving passengers in regional Victoria a more reliable service.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, animal, AusPol, Australia, Bendigo, Carroll, Government, incident, infrastructure, Investment, Melbourne, Minister, public transport, southern, Southern Cross, strike, Transport, Victoria, wildlifelast_img read more


Kyle Busch out early after hard hit at New Hampshire

first_imgThe tough times in 2020 continued for Kyle Busch at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Busch scraped the wall in the opening laps off of Turn 2 in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at the 1.058-mile track. Shortly after on Lap 16, a cut tire on the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sent Busch hard into the outside wall at the entrance of Turn 3.RELATED: Official race results | Kyle Busch on bad luck — ‘It’s still 2020’“Just going down the backstretch there and about halfway down the backstretch I felt it go flat and tried to get slowed down enough without taking everybody else running over me behind me down the straightaway,” Busch told NBCSN.“The fight that we’ve been having this year seems to be continuing. … It’s still 2020, but sooner or later we have to turn this stuff around.”Busch drove the car back to the garage area but was forced to retire from the 301-lap race after the contact created significant damage to the right side of the car. He will be scored in 38th place — the last car in the field.Busch is now riding a 20-race winless streak with six races remaining in the NASCAR Cup Series regular season.last_img read more


DONG Energy: Hejre’s Support Structure Planted in North Sea

first_imgDONG Energy has reported that 292 kilometres north west of Esbjerg, the support structure for Hejre platform is now well planted in the North Sea.The first physical signs of a new platform in the North Sea are there. The 8.400-tonne steel structure, called a jacket, which is the support structure of the Hejre platform, arrived at its location in the Danish sector of the North Sea on 22 May, and the last steel pile for fastening the legs of the support structure were rammed into the subsoil on Friday 30 May. Now, drilling of the production wells will start.”Our people on the project and our suppliers have done a fantastic job in delivering and installing the jacket in the North Sea. Now, we enter a new project phase. where we will be drilling the production wells, installing the oil and gas pipelines and modify the Gorm E platform from which the oil will be transported to shore,” says Flemming Horn Nielsen, head of DONG Energy’s Danish oil and gas business.Launched in less than one minuteThe launch of the jacket from a barge into the North Sea took less than one minute. The ballast tanks of the barge were filled with water, making it tilt slightly, so that the giant steel construction slid into the sea. The fitted floating tanks and compartments in the construction kept it floating, before it was erected to a vertical position in a controlled process and lowered onto the seabed.Next year’s milestone is the installation of the topsides which is currently being built at a yard in South Korea.Press Release, June 03, 2014last_img read more


IN MEMORIAM: Family observes remembrance mass, celebration of lost fisherman

first_img DeLaLastra1WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer PRESS staff reportPhotos by Sergio TreviñoJuly 7 marked the 27th anniversary of the deaths of Gustavo de la Lastra and Jose Edwardo de la Lastra. Their family, who donated the Cristo de los Pescadores statue at Isla Blanca Park in their honor, gathered there to hold a memorial mass and celebration for the two men.The memorial has become a yearly ritual for the family, and this year was no different. The memorial service included the playing of a corrido that tells the story of the two fishermen, as well as the release of dozens of balloons into the air in a symbolic gesture of the release of the spirits of fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.The statue, which was donated to the Brownsville-Port Isabel Shrimp Producers Association, bears an inscription which reads, “Father! Receive the souls of these brave fishermen who have sailed through this pass and never returned.” Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. DeLaLastra2WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer DeLaLastra3WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer DeLaLastra5WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer center_img Share DeLaLastra6WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer DeLaLastra4WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer Related30 Years: De la Lastra family remembers fallen fishermenBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] It’s been 30 years since the de la Lastra brothers went to sea and never returned. But, for their mother, their family and their friends, memories of their jovial attitudes and happy natures remain fresh. Jose Eduardo and Gustavo de la Lastra were…July 13, 2018In “Gallery”Oblate Memorial Prayer Garden plannedBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish is building a Memorial Prayer Garden to pay tribute to the Oblate Priests and Brothers who served the Port Isabel Community from 1849 until 2012. The garden will feature a mural of the historic silhouette of the…May 26, 2017In “News”Friedman memorial to be unveiledSpecial to the PRESS The Friedman Family, Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega and the City Commissioners invite the public to attend the unveiling of a monument in memory of the late Barbara J. Friedman. A statue, donated by the Friedman Family, will be placed on the Light House Square…January 23, 2012In “News”last_img read more


Tyson Fury shoves Deontay Wilder and warns he will ‘pop him like a balloon’ as rivals face off before Las Vegas rematch

first_img Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Amazing movies best funny animals 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.center_img REAL vs FAKE GOLD DayZ Amazing Mods ~ More Cars, More Guns, More Gore! TYSON FURY shoved Deontay Wilder at last night’s Las Vegas press conference and yelled: “I am going to pop you like a balloon.”The 6ft 9in Brit went nose to nose with the WBC king and danced right in his face.American Deontay Wilder began the physical exchange – but it was Brit Tyson Fury who sent them ballooningCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdDeontayWilder taunted Tyson Fury but was met with a barrage of insultsCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdTyson Fury had a point to prove before the big rivals went nose to noseCredit: Richard PelhamTyson Fury reckons he Deontay Wilder will be deflated after their rematch and all the hot airCredit: ReutersWilder was the first to nudge the Englishman but Fury reacted with a meatier push and a barrage of insults.Fury yelled: “I will put everything on it — you are going down.“I got straight up twice after you hit me with your best shots. You are terrified, your little knees are knocking. When I shoved you across the ring, you flew like a featherweight.“Keep that belt warm for me, get it polished for me.“I am going to punch your face right in and laugh at you. You had to rob me in the first fight when I was training like a dosser.“I am going to pop you like a balloon.” I am pleased Kenny Bayless will be the man standing over Tyson and counting him out.Deontay WilderWilder had already been celebrating the all-American judges he believes will back him if called upon in his Las Vegas rematch.The champ and British challenger have agreed on the four officials and every one is a Wilder compatriot.Kenny Bayless, who marshalled Wilder’s win over Luis Ortiz in September, will referee the bout — with US officials Glenn Feldman, Dave Moretti, Steve Weisfeld deciding things if it goes the distance.Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will have an even closer encounter on Saturday night in VegasCredit: ReutersWilder said: “Kenny is a great ref, he has done a lot of championship fights and he is well experienced.“I am pleased he will be the man standing over Tyson and counting him out.”Fury insists he has had a brilliant eight-week camp — but ex-champ David Haye and rival promoter Eddie Hearn claim there have been problems.Fury has piled on an extra stone in weight, and does look heavy in photos, but he insists the extra bulk is all part of his gameplan to score a shock KO.Wilder said: “I think he has a lot of concerns that we don’t know about and they are not talking about.“That is up to them, a lot of secrets go on in boxing. I am just looking forward to the fight.”Tyson Fury says he has ‘a lot of options open’ with just three fights left on £80m Top Rank contract Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uklast_img read more