first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIn 1995, 62 year old Wilma Melville and her black lab Murphy were deployed to the Oklahoma City bombing for search and rescue work.Devastated by the experience, Melville saw a national need to better train and increase the number of professional canine rescue teams.She founded the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, a non-profit that partners shelter dogs with firefighters. The 131 FEMA certified teams trained for free, have deployed to 80 missions worldwide, including the World Trade Center on September 11th, the earthquake in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan and the tornado in Joplin.(WATCH the video below, or read the story at CNN Heroes)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgUSA: California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has issued Stadler with a notice to proceed with the design and supply of three Flirt diesel multiple-units for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched in 2021 under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.The services will use 14 km of former AT&SF line owned by San Bernardino Associated Governments, running from the University of Redlands via three intermediate stations to the San Bernardino Transit Center where they will connect with Metrorail services to and from Los Angeles.The DMU order is worth $31·4m, and there are options for three more units. The 48·5 m long DMUs will have two passenger sections with a total capacity of 116 seated and 118 standing passengers, and a central module housing the EPA Tier 4 Final compliant diesel traction equipment. The DMUs will be equipped with PTC, and will comply with the Federal Railroad Administration’s Alternative Vehicle Technology requirements for mixed operation with freight trains. Arrow services will operate at speeds up to 70 km/h, although the design would be capable of a service speed of 160 km/h.SBCTA has requested a ‘scalable’ design, with the option to add an additional passenger car and to convert from diesel to ‘zero-emission propulsion technologies as they become appropriately suited for the service’. Stadler said the order announced on January 18 was its eighth in the USA. The DMUs are to be manufactured at Stadler’s new plant in Salt Lake City, meeting federal Buy America requirements.last_img read more

first_imgIt’s a harrowing opening to this fabulous French thriller, as we witness two sudden deaths in the first ten minutes. After Walter Presents have treated us to some leftfield releases of late, A Deadly Union (known as Noces Rouges in France, which literally translates as Crimson Wedding) sees them return to their traditional homeland – murder, thrills and mystery.If you want to avoid all spoilers for A Deadly Union, stop reading now.Set in the beautiful south of France, ADU makes you yearn for the Provence coastline with its stunning scenery and enticing blue water. It’s a feast for the eyes, particularly at a time when we’re all starved of our holidays (remember those?). And nature’s opulence is reflected in the joyous occasion of Sandra and William’s wedding, as well-to-do guests dance and laugh the day away, unaware of the tragedy that is about to unfold.Credit: Walter PresentsAs the bride’s sister, Alice, walks out onto the sun-kissed terrace, she glances over the edge of the railing. There she spots her sister – the bride – laying dead on the rocky cliffs below.Investigating the death is Vincent, a detective who was also a guest at the wedding. Whilst most people assume Sandra took her own life, Vincent isn’t so sure. He and Alice – who have a history that we occasionally get glimpses of in flashbacks – dig deeper and start to unravel a darker side to Sandra’s life.Running alongside this storyline is death of Vincent’s brother in a motorcycle accident – the second of the deaths we witness at the start. This death happened some years ago, and the person charged with the manslaughter of his brother has been released from prison – much to the disgust of Vincent’s parents.Parallels were made in the press release to the mysteries of Agatha Christie, and that’s not an unfair comparison. There are plenty of titillating snippets of intrigue – mysterious and threatening texts, unexpected guests, knowing looks, secret meetings and family secrets. Although set in modern-day France, you could equally imagine it being set on the Cornish coast in the 50s, with a white-haired Marple or moustached Poirot trying to pick their way through the clues and red herrings. The little grey cells would certainly get a good work-out.Credit: Walter PresentsThe show stars Alexia Barlier as Alice, who some of you may recognise from the film 13 Hours and the Netflix thriller, The Forest (La Forêt) where she played Eve Mendel; and Lannick Gautry as Vincent, who was in Vanished By The Lake. Bruno Dega, who created the show, also created Vanished By The Lake. It’s a stellar cast, well-written and scripted.If you enjoy a good old-fashioned mystery and some glorious Mediterranean scenery, give it go. You won’t be disappointed.Walter Presents: A Deadly Union launches on Channel 4 on 21st June at 11pm. The box set will be available on Walter Presents via All 4 immediately after transmission of first episode.last_img read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 161 Views   no discussionscenter_img BusinessLocalNews DIGICEL restores home TV and Internet in key locations by: – December 11, 2017 Press ReleaseWednesday, 6th December, 2017 – Roseau, Dominica: Digicel has been successful in restoring Home TV and Internet services in key areas on the island. Roseau and the surrounding areas of Bath Estate and Pottersville can once again enjoy their favourite TV shows and connect online to the people and things they love. Digicel customers in areas still to be re-connected, are urged to keep their equipment – namely the modems and set top boxes – safely secured. However, in the eventuality that their equipment has been damaged, Digicel will replace the equipment, at no additional cost. As the reactivation of Digicel’s Home TV and Internet continues, subscribers should also be mindful that Digicel can only re-engage their services after power has been returned by the Dominica Electricity Services Ltd (Domlec) to the customers affected. Digicel’s engineers remain hard at work on total network restoration in the shortest possible time. Tweetlast_img read more