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With end-of-WW2 commemorations taking place across the world this week, the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8th 1945 is remembered very differently in Russia compared with the West, where relatively muted commemorative events were held. This week on Behind the Headlines, we'll be examining the historical and political reasons for this discrepancy.
In addition to being guest of honor at the Moscow Victory Parade on Red Square, China's President Xi Jinping signed a raft of new deals with the Russian government, while Chinese battleships participated in joint war games with the Black Sea Fleet. Somehow, we don't think the promoters of 'isolating Russia' foresaw trans-Eurasian railways resulting from their sanctions...
While president Obama has been rallying Japan and other Pacific Asian countries behind a 'Trans-Pacific Partnership', the only large crowds in the US this week were angry ones, as protests against police brutality continue. We'll be bringing you the latest on that front, and analyzing the surprising results of the UK's general election.
Behind the Headlines airs live this Sunday, 10 May 2015, from 2-4pm EST / 11am-1pm PST / 7-9pm UTC / 8-10pm CET.
Wednesday May 6 at 1:00 pm, BUSINESS TALK will feature Lisa Carver, Executive Director with the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce. Portsmouth, OH is the gateway to three states, seven counties and within 90 miles of many major metropolitan markets. Located in Scioto County, on the beautiful Ohio River, Portsmouth, the county seat, was carefully laid out where the Scioto and Ohio Rivers meet. Portsmouth became the terminus for the Ohio Canal and still serves as a major hub to railways and water transportation. Lisa will discuss the Chamber of Commerce’s role in the community and its importance to small businesses. Topics include: What the Chamber of Commerce is; Sponsored Events for Its Members; On-going Business Programs; and Member Benefits.
Join us on CrossFire Tuesday night , 23rd April 2013 at 7pm BST , 20:00 hrs Zambian time , 11am PST, 2pm EST when we host Prof Oliver Saasa to discuss the saga that has unfolded at Zambia Railways .
It doesn't get any exciting than this! CrossFire BlogRadio brings you former Zambia Railways Limited board deputy chairman Professor Oliver Saasa tomorrow at 20.00 hours Zambian time. In the second segment at 21.00 hours, we bring you COBUSU president Oscar Mbewe on accommodation issues at CBU. Tune in, log in, Skype in and ask the tough questions! Listen in on www.crossfireblogradio,.
Join us Tuesday night on CROSSFIRE BLOG RADIO 05th January 2013 at 07:00pm GMT, 21:00hrs Zambian time , 11am PST , 2pm EST when we host Professor Clive Chirwa Chief Executive Officer for Zambia Railways Ltd. We look at the impact of his appointment on the future of transportation in zambia and how he hopes turn this company into one that will benefit the Zambians . The question is , How will he achieve building underground railway system in zambia ? Don't miss out ! To participate call the show host on 00 1 347 838 8065( USA) , 00 44 114 360 1992 ( UK) or SKYPE: Mueti2004 To listen in log in onto www.crossfireblogradio.com or www.blogtalkradio.com/politicalcrossfire we shall be live on radio in Zambia on Zambezi Fm ( Livingstone ) 107.7 phone in number is 0969 107107 and Flava FM ( Copperbelt) 87.7 and YAR FM 89.9
Allen C. Harper will be this week's guest on the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains program. Mr. Harper is the president of the American Heriitage Railways. The American Heritage Railways is the company that owns and operates the Durango & Silverton Railroad along with the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. The AHR also is the owner of Rail Events Inc., they are in the business of coordinating licensed special events, event coordination, event promotions, merchandise and related activities to railroad operators throughout the United States and Canada. Such as The Polar Express.
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As with Native traditions in America, celebrations - complete with merrymaking and feasting - in England and throughout Europe after a successful crop are as ancient as the harvest-time itself. In 1621, when their labors were rewarded with a bountiful harvest after a year of sickness and scarcity, the Pilgrims gave thanks to God and celebrated His bounty in the Harvest Home tradition with feasting and sport (recreation). To these people of strong Christian faith, this was not merely a revel; it was also a joyous outpouring of gratitude.
If there is one day each year when food and family take center stage, it is Thanksgiving. It is a holiday about “going home” with all the emotional content those two words imply. The Sunday following Thanksgiving is always the busiest travel day of the year in the United States. Each day of the long Thanksgiving weekend, more than 10 million people take to the skies. Another 40 million Americans drive 100 miles or more to have Thanksgiving dinner. And the nation’s railways teem with travelers going home for the holiday.
Despite modern-age turmoil—and perhaps, even more so, because of it—gathering together in grateful appreciation for a Thanksgiving celebration with friends and family is a deeply meaningful and comforting annual ritual to most Americans. The need to connect with loved ones and to express our gratitude is at the heart of all this feasting, prayerful thanks, recreation, and nostalgia for a simpler time. And somewhere in the bustling activity of every November's Thanksgiving is the abiding National memory of a moment in Plymouth, nearly 400 years ago, when two distinct cultures, on the brink of profound and irrevocable change, shared an autumn feast.
Ms. Schultz is a Project Manager for Archer Western Construction LLC. She has been there for the past eight years working most recently on SunRail Station Finishes 1 project in Orlando Florida. She has over 14 years working in the construction industry beginning her career at the JFK Airtrain Automated People Mover (APM) in NY, Atlanta Airport SkyTrain APM. She has also worked on several NYCT Subway Station and Overhead Sign replacement on the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens NY. She has her undergrad and post graduate degrees of Civil Engineering & Construction Management from the former Brooklyn Polytechnic University, now NYU Polytechnic University.
Ms. Schultz was born in Guyana, South America and as believes it is imperative that we never forget where we come from and return to mentor and set a bar for those who will follow in our footsteps.
She doesn’t understand the concept of free time and is Vice President & Fundraising Chairperson for the Guyanese Association of Central Florida, and Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and the planning Committee for Caribbean American Heritage Month Festival Orlando. She is also an active volunteer with her company spear heading exercises such as Rebuilding Together Orlando for past 3 years and securing donations to the Boys & Girls Club, school baseball teams, firefighters funds, SOS scholarships.
Did you know there are approximately 9 billion devices, assets, and ‘things’currently connected to a network? Over the next decade that number is expected to increase significantly with estimates ranging from 50 billion to nearly 1 trillion! It's about engine control units on industrial vehicles, track signaling equipment on railways, water pumps in power generation stations, and the list goes on and on. It's all about Enterprise Asset and Facility management (EAM, IWMS) solutions which will enable organizations to reduce operational and capital expenses, manage risk and compliance, and improve the performance of their infrastructure to meet business requirements.
Why does this matter? Opportunity and Risk. In a recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute, smarter infrastructure (a.k.a. the internet of things) has the potential to create an economic impact of $2.7 trillion to $6.2 trillion ANNUALLY by 2025. Conversely, the increasing complexity of assets and things raises operational risk, requires new skills across life cycle, and is impacting existing business processes and cultural norms.
The potential for innovation and optimization is nothing short of spectacular. That's what this podcast is all about. Pete Karns, a thought leader on Asset Management, will, explore the shifts in the market for asset and facility management, share best practices learned from 1,000's of companies from around the world and dive into the innovation potential of Cloud, Analytics, and Mobility.
Last year, the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains talked with the Gateway Garden Railroad Club and during that episode, talked with members about plant selection and ground cover for a garden railroad. After many listeners expressed an interest and suggested we do a whole show about choosing the right landscaping and plants. We listened and lined up several garden experts from different parts of the country including Edward Assaf from the Long Island Garden Railway Society,; Mike Kdiman, Kidman Tree Farm and Reindeer Pass Railway Supply; Rae Ann Banks, a member of the Denver Garden Railway Society; Nancy Norris, the Bay Area Railroad Society Outreach Director and contributing editor to Garden Railroad Magazine; and Jane Clarke, the Gateway Garden Railroad Club's Landscape Gardener to have a round table discussion and take your calls.
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In 1845, The Railways of Jamaica, were the first railway lines
In operation outside of Europe and North America, and only the
second British Colony, after Canada, to receive a railway system.
This week BackyardLabrish brings history alive with some interesting
facts about Jamaica. Dr. Rebecca Tortello’s article “Pieces of the
Past” tells the sad story of June 24, 1904, when tragedy struck the Bog
Walk Tube, at that time the largest pipe in the world, supplying power
to the train system.
Do join us in the BackYard for a peek into Jamaica’s rich history and bring
This week Bob and Elizabeth take Let's Talk Trains on the road to Mineral, Washington to visit and talk with Stathi Pappas, the Chief Mechanical Officer of the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad.
It was founded in 1980 as part of the Western Forest Industries museum which started Camp 6 in Tacoma. They have the broadest collection of logging steam locomotives in the world, including at least one from every maker. Currently they have four in operation, soon to be five.
Join us at 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern with your calls at (646) 716-7106, or join us on the web at http://www.letstalktrains.com or in the chat room at http://www.letstalktrains.com and click on the link.
This weekend’s Round Table discussion will evaluate the stagnated railway, road and other transport networks in Zambia and also analyse Professor Clive Chirwa’s presentation of his vision for the embattled Zambia Railways Limited at the Akapelwa Lectures in Lusaka recently.
Is it workable or mere wishful thinking? Is the expansion of the road network system the solution to numerous traffic accidents or there has to be a complete change of culture and attitudes in the passenger/cargo transport services providers?
Join us for this week’s round table with Zambia’s seasoned entrepreneurs and professionals.
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