El Paso (Texas) Police Locate Stolen Private Ambulance

first_imgEL PASO, Texas — El Paso police have located a private ambulance stolen from an East Side hospital possibly by a psychiatric patient.Police said the ambulance was found about 9:30 p.m. outside the Albertsons store at 5636 N. Desert on the West Side. A man suspected of taking the vehicle was also in custody.The ambulance was parked outside the emergency room when it was taken around 8 p.m. from Del Sol Medical Center, according to police radio transmissions. The vehicle is Dominion Ambulance No. 9 and is white, red and yellow in color.last_img

Church of England appoints Jamaican-born as first black female bishop

first_img Faith Leaders’ Consultation convened in Guyana on… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Read more at: The Guardian You may be interested in… Jun 3, 2019 Rose Hudson-Wilkin, born in Jamaica, will be consecrated in November as bishop of Dover (The Guardian) The Church of England’s first black female bishop has been appointed by Downing Street. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, was announced as the new bishop of Dover. Church of England’s first black woman bishop calls for… Jul 2, 2019 Church of England’s first black woman bishop calls for more minority leaders(BBC) The leadership of the Church of England needs to better reflect the minorities who make up its congregations, the UK’s first black female bishop has said. Caribbean-born Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin said her appointment should broadcast how diverse the Church was. She described being racially abused in the street recently,…July 2, 2019In “General”Saluting our Women – Trinidad and Tobago PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar  The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is the seventh and current Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010 and is the country’s first female Prime Minister. Persad-Bissessar is the political leader of…March 8, 2015In “Associate Member States”‘Black Panther’ inspires Suriname NGO to push education, youth developmentThe Black Panther movie has inspired a group of concerned people in Suriname to sponsor more than 1, 000 local students to see the blockbuster, news outlet Caribbean News Now has reported. Caribbean people, from The Bahamas to Guyana, are among the actors in the  highly acclaimed, superhero movie. Produced by…March 23, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Hudson-Wilkin, who was born in Jamaica, was introduced by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, at St George’s C of E school in Broadstairs, Kent. He described her appointment as “groundbreaking and historic” and said it was one of the most exciting appointments the church had made for a long time. The new bishop and Welby spent 40 minutes answering questions from pupils. Hudson-Wilkin said she saw herself as “pretty ordinary – not necessarily ‘the black priest’ – but a priest with the good fortune to be black”.last_img read more

Electro-diesel Vectron takes shape

first_imgGERMANY: Siemens Mobility has started the construction of two prototype Vectron Dual Mode electro-diesel locomotives, filling a gap in its current product range. The first is expected to be ready for display at the Transport Logistic fair in München next June. With authorisation for operation in Germany expected by the end of 2019, the company hopes to be able to start commercial deliveries in 2020.Drawing on the existing diesel and electric Vectron variants, the 160 km/h Bo-Bo locomotive is intended primarily for freight. It will be able to take power from the 15 kV 16·7 Hz overhead line or from a 2 400 kW MTU engine, giving 2 000 kW of traction power at wheel and 300 kN of tractive effort. With a full 2 500 litre fuel tank, the total weight will be around 90 tonnes, keeping the maximum axleload within the UIC standard 22·5 tonne limit.According to Siemens, the Vectron Dual Mode is not an electric locomotive with a ‘last-mile’ diesel, but a fully functional diesel locomotive for main line applications. This would make it ideal for routes that are only partially electrified or for diversions in the event of incidents or engineering work. An initial simulation based on 80% electric and 20% diesel operation predicts an annual saving of 950 tonnes of CO&sub2; equivalent and a 53% reduction in energy and maintenance costs compared to running a conventional diesel locomotive under the wires.While the 2 000 kW traction rating would be sufficient for many applications, the Vectron Dual Mode has been designed for double-heading on heavy trains. It will be able to run in multiple with both diesel and electric Vectrons, as well as the earlier Siemens Eurorunner diesels. PZB train control will be fitted for use in Germany, but the design is ‘ETCS-ready’ to facilitate retrofitting.last_img read more