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first_imgINTRO: Tilt troublesSir – The derailment of an ICE-T trainset in Berlin (RG 4.00 p212) was apparently caused by a sticking non-return valve, causing a hydraulic tilting actuator to block. As a result, the car body twisted and the bogie derailed. When the train was hauled away, the damaged coach derailed once more. Ironically, the valve in question did not form part of the Fiat-supplied tilting system. This component was installed later at the insistence of DBAG, to allow the use of quick release connectors between car body and bogies, facilitating maintenance. Reinstalling the original flex connections quickly brought the trains back into operation.The latest mishap with the VT611 DMUs you referred to concerns the modification of an auxiliary drive mounting. True, these tilting trainsets have been beset by a number of technical problems, requiring extensive and very costly modifications. The ultra-short delivery time and very low price specified by the operator certainly played a role in this.In contrast, the AEG Neicontrol-E tilting system, the first to use an electromechanical actuator, has always performed well. The VT612 tilting DMUs now entering service are so equipped and from the beginning have demonstrated trouble-free running.Cor A LegroCrans-près-Céligny, Switzerlandlast_img read more

United States official claims Boko Haram still controls north eastern Nigeria

first_imgNigerien soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria (Image courtesy)President Muhammad Buhari was recently quoted as saying Bokoharam no longer holds territory in the north east. The president told UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon the insurgents had been dislodged from all strong holds they previously held. But just recent a statement by the US Africom commander is now contradicting that position. General Rodriguez told the US Senate Armed Service Committee that Boko Haram still holds significant territory in the North Eastern region. His statement contradicts the presidents statement and earlier statements by the military about the status of the campaign to defeat the insurgents in the north east. But security experts here see no reason to contradict authorities in Nigeria.I have no reason whatsoever to doubt what my President had to say because he has access to information that even General Rodriguez does not have and like I said, What exactly is the currency of General Rodriguez’s Intel report? He might be talking about what is happening in a couple of months back or even last year” Said Chidi Omeje, Security expertThe Nigerian military has been killing dozens of Boko Haram insurgents and rescuing thousand of hostages too – An indication that the group is still around. While some think announcing defeat of the insurgents may be premature, Chidi thinks the insurgents have been significantly degraded although it could take completely end the insurgency.“if you understand how terrorists work, they are quite fluid – they move from place to place, they are not static. If they are static, they will be cleaned up” Said Chidi Omeje, Security expertSince assuming office in May 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari made defeating Boko Haram top on his agenda. In September last year, he gave his military Chiefs a 3 month deadline to defeat the terrorists. So much has been achieved since then. But it’s still not clear if the group still holds territories and how much is in their control.Boko Haram in 2009 launched its campaign for an Islamic caliphate. Since then the group has killed more than 20,000 people. 2 million others have been displaced from their homes.last_img read more

Negrense Jaro making ring comeback

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Negrense Jaro making ring comeback’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]February 3, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]FORMER world boxing champion Sonny Boy Jaro makes his ring return when he faces fellow Filipino fighter Donny Mabao on Feb. 17 at the Gaisano City Mall in Bacolod City. This will be the first fight of the Silay City, Negros Occidental-native fighter following his shocking loss to IBF Inter-Continental super flyweight champion Jonas Sultan last May 2017.Jaro, a former World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight champion, said he is making a last push to his career to get another shot at world title before finally hanging his gloves.“Gusto ko na ring magpahinga sa boxing pero hindi pa puwede,” Jaro said in an interview. “Susubok muna ako uli baka sakaling makalaban ako uli sa world championship.”“Konting taon na rin lang ako sa boxing. Kung magkakaroon ako ng sariling bahay, titigil na ako sa boksing,” added Jaro. “Dapat sana pwede na akong mag-retire kaso hindi natin naingatan ang kinita natin dati kaya kailangan pang magboksing uli.”The 35-year-old Jaro will be entering the match with a 43-14-5 win-loss-draw ring record, including 30 stoppage wins, while Mabao has 22-34-3 slate, with four stoppage wins.The Jaro-Mabao match will be the co-main event of Bacolod City-native Merlito Sabillo’s match against Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) light flyweight champion Edward Heno.The upcoming event is presented by Highland International Boxing Promotions and supported by the Singwancha Foundation and sanctioned by the Games and Amusements Board.***After securing the commitment of setter Marianne Sotomil, the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons is still trying to recruit more volleyball players from Bacolod Tay Tung High School Thunderbolts.Tay Tung vice president for sports Jose Montalbo told Panay News that newly-appointed Lady Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu is also interested on Shane Carmona and Alyssa Bertolano.“(Lady Maroons coaching staff) were able to see firsthand how our players perform so, aside from Marianne, their attention was also caught by Shane and Alyssa,” Montalbo said.“Actually, si Alyssa may iba ring Manila-based schools ang nag-i-inquire kung available but they are still not graduating. We are only willing to give them after high school,” he added.Also under the Lady Maroons’ radar are Thunderbolts’ beach volleyball players’ Nohlin Jundana, Marixi Maligmat and Joan Doguna, who recently won the NOPSSCEA beach volleyball tilt.“Yung tatlong beach volleyball players namin ay pwede na dahil they are graduating this year, but we just want to see their offers muna before deciding if they will also go there,” Montalbo said./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Rockett Fizz Candy Signs With NEOSI To Become CSU Vikings Basketball Sponsor

first_img Related TopicsCSU Men’s BasketballCSU Vikings We would like to welcome back Rocket Fizz Cleveland as the official sponsor of NEO Sports Insiders game by game coverage of CSU Vikings basketball!The shop opened up on May 3 of 2015. The owner Susan had been out of work and was looking for a job when she saw Rocket Fizz on undercover boss. Susan explains,“My husband and I have been talking about starting another business. This looks like one that could be a lot of fun. Who doesn’t love candy and soda! The store basically is about nostalgia. All the candies you loved as a kid and thought you’d never find again. If they still make it, yep we still have it! “They have more soda on hand than any other store in Cuyahoga County, maybe the state. They have a varied selection of fruit flavors, cola, cream soda and ginger ale. Plus they have over 50 varieties of root beer/birch beer/sarsaparilla!Susan goes on to explain her love for the city and its residents,“Cleveland and all its residents and visitors have been very good to us and we are thoroughly enjoying having the store in downtown Cleveland. We could not have asked for a better location and have had a more warm reception from not only other businesses but the visitor center as well as conferences, sports events etc. Sometimes you may even spot someone famous like Nicolas Cage or one of the Browns players!”You can visit them online by clicking here – http://rocketfizz.com/ Vince McKeelast_img read more