Shearings adds free wi-fi

first_imgAs part of the operators ongoing vehicle enhancement programme, Shearings Holidays has now launched free on-board wi-fi on all of its branded coaches.Jane Atkins, Managing Director at Shearings Holidays says: “We are always looking for ways to improve and update our holiday experience and this is a great addition to our branded fleet.“We know our customers are tech savvy and like to stay in touch while away and this is now easier than ever before.”last_img

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Longest ever trailers for K

first_imgDeveloped with the needs of heavy haulage and abnormal load carriers’ operational needs, Kässbohrer’s two-axle low-loader with pin-connection, K.SLL.P 2, comes with the option of two pin-connected extra platforms of 5 m length each, on top of standard extension of 4.6 m. Pin-connected extra platforms are attachable between the bogie and the pool, bringing the total pool length to 21.35 m when all extension options are used.With its platform height of 35.0 cm, K.SLL.P 2 also offers a maximum load capacity of 18 tonnes at a speed up to 80 kph when all extension options are used. If the pin-connected extensions are not utilised, the maximum load capacity reaches to 25.74 tonnes (also up to 80 kph).In addition, Kässbohrer’s three-axle low-loader, K.SLL.P 3 offers a pin-connected extra platform extension option of 3 m. With its ground clearance of 32.5 cm, K.SLL.P 3 reaches a total pool length of 16.3 mm with new extension option, on top of the standard pool length of 7.9 m and standard extension of 5.4 m. www.kaessbohrer.comlast_img read more

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Wheel slide protection tested in leaf-fall season

first_imgUK: Rolling stock leasing company Porterbook is planning to roll-out Knorr-Bremse’s MGS3 wheel slide protection system across its fleet of multiple-units following a successful trial during the autumn leaf fall season.Testing used a Class 156 diesel multiple-unit which was built in the 1980s when wheel slide protect was not installed as standard.Porterbrook Leasing owns around 250 Class 15x vehicles, so was keen to find a solution to the problem of wheel damage during the leaf fall season. It acted as lead organisation for the trial, with Knorr-Bremse Rail Services supplying and adapting the equipment, SNC-Lavalin leading system integration and Loram carrying out the installation. East Anglia franchisee Abellio supported dynamic testing.Porterbrook said the trial unit performed well, with the system activated multiple times when slippery tracks were encountered, automatically managing the traction and braking systems to prevent serious damage to the wheels. ‘The wheel slide protection system installed on the Class 156 provided a critical capability during our most operationally vulnerable and challenging period’, said Abellio East Anglia Engineering Director Colin Dobson. ‘We were also able to gather invaluable comparative data to show how the system both added operational resilience and protected service levels.’last_img read more

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Skyworks Releases RF Switches for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee

first_imgSkyworks has introduced two new Wi-Fi switches that are ideal for WLAN networks, repeaters, ISM band radios, Bluetooth and Zigbee systems, smartphones, and connectivity modules.The SKY13585-679LF is a SPDT switch intended for applications from 1 to 6 GHz. It has a low insertion loss of 0.5 dB and a high isolation of 38 dB. This switch can handle a power of 31 dBm and requires a supply voltage of 3 to 5 Volts. It has integrated DC blocking capacitors, so no external DC blocking capacitors are required. This switch is available in a 6-pin MLPD package that measures 1 x 1 x 0.32 mm and is ideal for WLAN repeaters, ISM band radios and connectivity modules. For more details click here.The SKY13586-678LF is a SP3T antenna switch for 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi applications. It has an insertion loss of 0.75 dB and a high isolation of 35 dB. This switch can handle a power of 29 dBm and requires a supply voltage of 3 to 5 Volts. It has integrated DC blocking capacitors, so no external DC blocking capacitors are required. This switch is available in a 8-pin MLP package that measures 1.1 x 1.1 x 0.33 mm and is ideal for applications in bluetooth systems, smartphones and connectivity modules. For more details click here.last_img read more

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Watford unlikely to be rejected PL team, Crystal Palace and Fulham…

first_imgRecently reported as being interested in Nantes’ Enock Kwateng alongside Southampton, Watford appear to be on the market for a new right-back. Not only are they looking at the Ligue 1 player for the summer, as his contract is set to expire in June, but there’s a belief the Hornets made an attempt to sign Cristiano Piccini from Valencia in January.Well, actually, that’s what Calciomercato are saying, seemingly jumping to the conclusion that Watford are the ‘London-based’ club in the ‘bottom half of the table’ described in a Marca report on Tuesday morning who had a bid rejected for the player .Seeing as the Hornets are neither in London nor in the bottom half of the table, that means it’s more likely to be either Crystal Palace or Fulham.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Spanish outlet do not give a club name, but explain whoever did put in an offer made it a ‘succulent’ one, believed to have been a loan until the end of the season for €1m and an option to buy for €10m between now and the summer.With Aaron Wan-Bissaka the comfortable started at Selhurst Park, we’d be leaning towards Fulham here, who tend to rely on Cyrus Christie.Perhaps Claudio Ranieri felt some fresh blood up and down the right-hand side would have helped him escape relegation.Valencia, who signed the defender from Sporting CP last summer, rejected the Premier League club’s advances because they wouldn’t have had enough time to replace him, and the player wasn’t open to leaving.While that was everyone’s answer in January, the summer could be a completely different kettle of fish, as Marca point out Piccini has it ‘in his head’ to play in England one day.Should the opportunity arise again, and Valencia accept the offer, leaving it up to him, he would most likely say yes.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameChallenge Your Brain With This Must-Play Strategy Game. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「熔化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題谨慎會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

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Skerritt happy with progress despite tough decisions, financial challenges

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – Cricket West Indies president, Ricky Skerritt, says he has had to make “difficult decisions” and contend with rocky finances during his short tenure in charge of the regional organisation but insists he has no regrets so far. The former St Kitts and Nevis Cabinet minister swept to power last March when he stunned three-time incumbent Dave Cameron in CWI elections staged in Jamaica.“Cricket is a never ending challenge. At the moment, [it is important] to get stability in a number of areas and to put ourselves into a position where we can build, just getting  better and get improvements and growth in all the key areas,” he told the Mason and Guest cricket radio show here.“It’s going to take a while but I’m not going to complain. We’ve had to make some difficult decisions and we’re having to be careful with how we spend money until we can get a little more income flowing in.  “Apart from that I would say it’s coming together and we’re confident we’re moving in the right direction.”One of the major drawbacks for Skerritt and vice-president Dr Kishore Shallow has been the lack of funds at their disposal.CWI has navigated choppy financial waters over the last year and only recently Skerritt described the board’s finances as “worse than you think”. He said in some cases, key grassroots development programmes had been impacted by the poor financial situation.“I would have enjoyed coming into a situation where we had some cash to spend and invest in some of the key areas especially in the grassroots and youth cricket,” he pointed out.“There are some grassroots programmes that have either slowed down or just come to a halt because we haven’t been able to pay various vendors and suppliers. That has been the most troubling thing for me right now.” He added: “We knew the previous financial year …. was going to be a significant loss-making year. The deficit was always going to be in the region of US$20 million. To fund that gap, there were certain things which we had been told were in place – one of them was raising some from funds from the private sector in Jamaica.“That is still going to happen but it is just taking a year and a half to come to fruition and hopefully it will be happening soon.”It emerged over the last month that CWI owed large amounts to territorial boards relating to the domestic first class championship and media reports said Skerritt had ordered a stop to spending on all “non-essential activities” until finances were reviewed.Skerritt, however, praised the board’s creditors, noting they had shown great understanding so far. “Our creditors to whom we owe money have had to carry the credit with us longer and larger than perhaps they had expected. I want to thank all who have been doing it including the Barbados Cricket Association and others whom we owe money to,” Skerritt said.“There’s a tremendous amount of goodwill out there and I believe that goodwill has gone up. And so people who have been hounding us down understandably, have eased off a bit and they are taking our word that it is soon going to improve.”last_img read more

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