My digital life: Chris Lynn

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Siemens beats Bombardier to Thameslink train order

first_imgUK: Rail Minister Theresa Villiers named Siemens plc and the Cross London Trains (XLT) consortium of Siemens Project Ventures GmbH, PPP fund Innisfree Ltd and investment company 3i Infrastructure plc as preferred bidder to build, own, finance and maintain new trains and depots for the Thameslink Programme on June 16.The order will cover ‘around 1 200’ dual-system 750 V DC third rail/25 kV 50 Hz EMU vehicles for use on the Thameslink north-south commuter route between Bedford, central London and Brighton. Entering service from early 2015 to the end of 2018, they will replace Class 319 units which are to be redeployed ‘to the North West of England, the Thames Valley and other areas yet to be confirmed’. Siemens has invested more than £45m in developing the Desiro City EMU platform as the basis for its Thameslink bid. The new trains will carry up to 1 750 passengers, offering improved passenger communication and easier access for passengers with reduced mobility than the existing fleet. They will be more energy efficient and also lighter, reducing track wear. The trains are to be built at Siemens’ Krefeld plant in Germany, with some components supplied from the Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd plant at Hebburn in Tyne & Wear. DfT says that ‘up to 2 000’ new jobs will be created in the UK: 600 associated with component manufacturing, 650 with the building of depots at Hornsey in London and Three Bridges in West Sussex, and up to 750 maintaining the trains and operating the depots, including the wider supply chain. ‘We are delighted to have been selected as preferred bidder for the Thameslink rolling stock procurement programme and we look forward to working with the Department for Transport to bring the programme to successful fruition’, said Steve Scrimshaw, Managing Director of Siemens’ UK rolling stock business. ‘Siemens has participated in a rigorous tender process for over two years. Our selection as preferred bidder is a significant achievement not only for the rolling stock teams both in the UK and Germany but for Siemens overall.’ The VeloCity consortium of Bombardier Transportation (Holdings) UK Ltd, RREEF Ltd, Serco Holdings Ltd, Amber Infrastructure Group Ltd and SMBC Leasing (UK) Ltd is being retained as reserve bidder ‘in the event that contracts cannot be successfully finalised’.last_img read more

New cancer medication launched in Jamaica

first_img Share HealthLifestyleNewsRegional New cancer medication launched in Jamaica by: Jamaica Information Service – September 18, 2015 Sharing is caring! 121 Views   no discussions Health Minister Dr Fenton FergusonKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Government continues work to strengthen the country’s cancer care system through strategic partnerships with international entities.On August 26 of this year, the Government signed a contract with global leader in diagnostic and pharmaceutical products, Roche, to market Herceptin Subcutaneous (SC), an agent commonly used in the treatment of early stage Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (HER) 2 Positive breast cancer.The product was launched on Wednesday at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston, to be distributed by Roche Pharma (Jamaica and Cayman).In his address, Health Minister, Dr Fenton Ferguson, said that Herceptin SC will be a valuable addition to the country’s cancer treatment system.“This is an achievement that is set to revolutionise the landscape for the treatment of HER 2 Positive breast cancer,” he said.Citing breast cancer as the fifth leading cause of death in Jamaican women, Ferguson said that a crucial area for reducing deaths from this disease is early detection.“Early detection, in order to improve breast cancer outcome and survival, remains the fundamental cornerstone in managing the disease. As we continue to push for early detection in order to improve breast cancer outcome and survival, we recognise that strong and fruitful partnerships like this one will help us achieve this goal,” he noted.Herceptin is a cellular antibody that inhibits the protein that fuels tumour growth and should be used in conjunction with surgery and chemotherapy treatment.In an interview with JIS News, Country Manager for Roche Pharma, Jamaica and Cayman, Stewart Dougan, said that the medication is now available to the public at several institutions islandwide.The product is being distributed locally by Facey Commodity Company Limited and Cari-Med Limited.Dougan warned that the product should only be administered by a licensed health care professional.“You can go to any of the three approved hospitals (Kingston Public, Cornwall Regional and Mandeville). For the private system, persons can go to any Oncologist to have them manage the treatment. It is a highly specialised product that is intended for use by these medical doctors,” he emphasised.Roche is a global leader in cancer treatment and research for over 50 years, producing medications that assist in the treatment of breast, skin, colon, ovarian, lung and numerous other cancers. It is a Swiss company operating in over 150 countries.center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen: A look at their relationship timeline

first_imgTom Brady has won six Super Bowls and the heart of Gisele Bündchen.So how did the Patriots quarterback and supermodel meet? Let’s take a look at their relationship timeline. View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram Meu eterno namorado❤ My forever ValentineA post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Jun 12, 2019 at 7:17am PDTDecember 2006: The blind dateIt all started with a blind date. Brady, who was in a relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan at the time, agreed to meet Bundchen for a drink. Bundchen said she knew it was love at first sight. She spoke about their date during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.“You know, when I saw those kind eyes, I literally fell in love, like, right away,” she said. “I was like, ‘What?’ He was just so—you know how sweet he is.”Brady broke up with Moynahan shortly after his blind date with Bundchen and the two officially became an item.February 2007: ComplicationsThings got a bit complicated for the new couple when Moynahan announced she was pregnant with Brady’s child.”It was a challenging thing because here I am, you know, thinking, I’m dating this guy, we met, and we started dating and everything is great and then this happens,” Bundchen told CBS This Morning. “So, then I felt like I didn’t know what to do. It was kind of one of those moments of like, ‘Do I just run away?'”Moynahan and Brady welcomed their son, Jack, now 12, in August 2007. Bundchen refers to Jack as her “bonus child.” View this post on Instagram View this post on Instagram What a ride this past 9 years have been. I love learning and growing with you. Happy anniversary love of my lifey! Te amo muito! ❤😘 Que aventura tem sido esses últimos 9 anos. Amo aprender e crescer contigo. Feliz aniversário amor da minha vida!A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Feb 26, 2018 at 5:47am PSTApril 2009: Second ceremonyLess than two months after getting married, Brady and Bundchen invited extended family (about 40 people) to join them in Costa Rica for another ceremony.In her autobiography, “Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life,” which was released in October 2018, Bundchen shares details about the causal affair.”People ate Mexican food and drank margaritas,” she said. “They sat or stood in the kitchen, or on the lawn, or by the side of the pool. My sister Pati and Tom’s sister Julie each read a beautiful poem, and everyone had a slice of the chocolate wedding cake. Tom had made playlists — his had songs by Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee, James Taylor, and others—and at some point my friend Nino, whom I’ve known since my earliest days in New York and who’s like a brother to me, plugged in his iPod. The kids went swimming in the pool, while guests danced around in their bathing suits.” 12 years ago, you blessed our lives with your love and light! I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful soul than you! Happy Birthday Jackie! Your family loves you sssooooooo much! ❤️🎂A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Aug 22, 2019 at 5:16am PDTJanuary 2009: EngagedAfter dating for two years, Brady and Bundchen got engaged. Bundchen told Vogue about Brady’s tricky proposal. “When he proposed to me, he made up this whole story how my apartment was flooding, and I ran over to fix the situation,” she said. “When I got there, the whole apartment had candles and rose petals everywhere, and then he went down on his knees to propose, and I’m like, ‘get up!’ because he just had surgery and had three staph infections. And I was like ‘What are you doing?’ He’s like, ‘I gotta go on my knees,’ and I’m like, ‘No, no, no! Get up, please!'”February 2009: MarriageBrady and Bundchen got married on February 26, 2009, at a church in Santa Monica, California.Only 20 people attended the intimate ceremony, according to Brides.”We planned it in like 10 days, and it was perfect,” Brady told GQ later that year. View this post on Instagramcenter_img View this post on Instagram His smile just melts my heart! Today is his day and I feel so lucky to be his mummy. Happy birthday sweet angel. You are so loved. #infinitelove #myboyboy ❤🥰🎈🎂 👼🏻🎁 Esse sorriso derrete meu coração! Hoje é o dia dele e tenho muita sorte em ser sua mãe. Feliz aniversário meu anjinho. Nós te amamos muito. #amorinfinito #meupequenoA post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Dec 8, 2018 at 5:00am PSTDecember 2012: Second childBrady and Bundchen welcomed their second child, a daughter named Vivian Lake, on Dec. 5, 2012. Don’t worry guys. I will keep him ready. #Brady’scamp #IwillwhatIwant 😂😂😂 Não se preocupem. Ele vai estar preparado.A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:11am PDTMay 2017: ConcussionsBundchen tells CBS News that Brady has had concussions, but there are no NFL records of them.February 2019: Marriage isn’t easyBrady shared a photo to Instagram celebrating his 10-year anniversary with Bundchen and said, “I know our journey has not been easy, but the challenges we have overcome have made our bond stronger and our love grow deeper.” When they say little girls own their daddies. It’s true!! We are all cheering for you my love , have fun! ❤️🤗 #gameday #gopats #godaddy Photo: John Tlumacki Quando dizem que as meninas derretem o ❤️ do pai, é verdade! Estamos aqui torcendo por você meu amor, se divirta hoje!A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Sep 30, 2018 at 6:11am PDT2015: Divorce rumorsTabloids reported that the couple had been having marital issues and planned on getting divorced.Brady denied the rumors during a radio interview with WEEI.”We’re in a great place,” he said. “There’s no bigger support I have than her.”September 2016: DeflategateBrady was suspended for four games during the 2016 NFL season. Bundchen shared support for her husband by sharing an Instagram photo of the two playing catch, along with the caption, “Don’t worry guys. I will keep him ready.” Love being your partner in the dance of life. Happy anniversary my love! Te amo ❤ Amo ser sua parceira na dança da vida. Feliz aniversário de casamento meu amor! Te amo.A post shared by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:51am PSTDecember 2009: First childThe couple’s first child, Benjamin Rein, was born on Dec. 8, 2009. Bundchen revealed that she delivered her son in the bathtub of their penthouse apartment in Boston. MORE: Tom Brady passes Brett Favre for third in career passing yards View this post on Instagram Ten years ago, I didn’t realize how much I could love you and the family we created together. My heart is so full and I am so blessed! I know our journey has not been easy, but the challenges we have overcome have made our bond stronger and our love grow deeper. Thank you for loving me, for supporting my dreams, and for nurturing our family in the way that only you could. You are my rock, my love and my light! I love you and I love our family! 🌟❤️😍 #bossladyA post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Feb 26, 2019 at 6:04am PSTlast_img read more

Close-shave kids in show of support

first_imgBEACONSFIELD Primary School was thrilled to celebrate six students who shaved their heads to support the Leukaemia Foundation last week,…[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

‘Railway Cup’ finally looks dead and buried

first_img“I know for a number of years in recent times, Connacht were very grudgingly involving themselves in the Railway Cup. It appears to me that the Connacht Council didn’t really have any great love for it, particularly in recent years,” the new Louth manager said. The future of the GAA’s interprovincial series is up in the air after Connacht confirmed they didn’t expect to take part in the competition again. The GAA announced in August that the series would not proceed this December. Last year’s winning Interprovincial football manager Peter McGrath (pictured above 3rd from the left at the launch of last years event) feels the Connacht decision not to participate will kill off the series once known as ‘The Railway Cup’. Connacht secretary John Prenty said today: “We feel it has run its course and we decided at the beginning of the year that we wouldn’t compete this year. I don’t think we’ll take part again but what the other three provinces will do again I don’t know.”In their 1950 and ’60s heyday the competitions attracted large crowds, but interest has dwindled since the club finals took over their previous St Patrick’s Day date in the calendar and they have regularly been shunted around the fixture diary or even cancelled. Last year’s football final saw 150 people attend the Ulster v Connacht football final in Carrick on Shannon. It remains to be seen whether the GAA will attempt to proceed with a three-team format next year or simply scrap the concept.In the 90 year history of the competitions, Connacht won 11 Interprovincial hurling titles and 10 football titles. Their last hurling win was in 2004 and their last football success came in Tuam Stadium in 2014 after a gap of 45 years.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more