Government cash to accelerate hydrogen

first_imgA £23m fund to accelerate the take up of hydrogen vehicles and create more refuelling stations has been announced by the government.Hydrogen fuel providers will be able to bid for funding in partnership with organisations that produce hydrogen vehicles to help build high-tech infrastructure, including fuel stations. The government will provide match funding for successful bidders.A competition will be launched this summer, and will invite proposals from public organisations, businesses and hydrogen operators.Transport Minister John Hayes says: “The transition to zero emission road transport is both inevitable and desirable as it will improve air quality in many of our towns and cities.“Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles can play a vital role alongside battery electric vehicles to help us cut harmful emissions.“We know availability of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure can be a potential obstacle to the take up of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.“That’s why we’re providing support to give interested parties the confidence to continue to invest in this new emerging technology.”last_img read more

TruTac’s five new functions shown at EBE

first_imgTruTac’s transport software was on show to operators at Euro Bus ExpoTransport software specialist TruTac showed five new functions at Euro Bus Expo and it reports that they and other existing capabilities were well received by the industry.Each module has been tailored to PSV operators. They include the ability to smoothly integrate data between TruTac’s products and other systems; division management for larger fleets; missing mileage allocation; and an interactive tuition function.Also included is Earned Recognition (ER) reporting. It delivers intuitive graphic data and allows users to view their own performance against ER read more

Stagecoach new livery unveiled by group

first_imgStagecoach has finally unveiled its long-awaited new livery. Three new and complementary schemes will be introduced across the UK to suit the breadth of services that it operates.Each design has been influenced by feedback from thousands of customers, the group says. Those respondents contributed thoughts on how the designs would suit them, and what will encourage them to use public transport more regularly.Responses showed that 69% of customers often find it confusing to find the bus they want. Based on that, Stagecoach has created “a simplified and clearly colour-coded design.” The group promises that all 8,400 of its vehicles will be treated within three years.Stagecoach new livery in three partsStagecoach’s roundel logo is retained as part of the new identity. However, the group says it has been “rejuvenated, modernised and simplified.” The ‘beachball’ will be adopted across everything that it offers.A yellow livery will capture vehicles used on longer-distance Stagecoach servicesLocal buses will receive a blue, green and yellow version of the scheme.Those used on “specialist” services – including park-and-ride, sightseeing and University routes – will make more of green.Longer distance routes, including those operated by coaches, will be captured by a yellow-based livery.Stagecoach says it is still evaluating whether the Gold identity will be absorbed by that scheme.It is also unclear what will happen to zero-emission buses. At least one BYD ADL Enviro400EV for Manchester has been seen in overall green with route branding.Rebrand heralds smarter travel, says GriffithsStagecoach Group Chief Executive Martin Griffiths says the new branding will be introduced together with further new buses including zero-emission models, “smart technology, and better journeys.”Mr Griffiths adds: “We are modernising and simplifying our products and services to make bus travel the smarter and easier choice.“Over the next year, our customers will start to see new innovations and intuitive changes to their Stagecoach services. We hope that will bring greater ease of use to all journeys.”last_img read more

BDoY set to move venue for 2020 finals

first_imgThe National Final of the UK Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) competition will move its headquarters in Blackpool this year.In 2020, the event will be based at the Imperial Hotel on Blackpool’s North Promenade on 5 and 6 September.The move “promises an uplift in quality, service and accommodation,” says BDoY. It was agreed following a visit by BDoY Council members last week.Entries have already been received for this year’s competition. To take part visit or for further information contact Competition Secretary Paul Mackay on [email protected]last_img read more

Man armed with knife shot, killed by South Bend police officer near William and…

first_img Facebook Man armed with knife shot, killed by South Bend police officer near William and Colfax Previous articleIndiana opioid prescriptions are downNext articleGirls will have a chance to rock in July with The Music Village Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebookcenter_img By Jon Zimney – June 17, 2019 0 430 Google+ This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Pinterest (Photo supplied/ABC 57) A 53-year-old man who was taken to the hospital after he was shot by a South Bend Police officer has died.The shooting happened just before 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 16, near the Central High Apartments at William and Colfax in South Bend.Officers were originally called to the scene for reports of a man going through vehicles, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at ABC 57.The officer engaged the man, identified as Eric Jack Logan of South Bend, who was partially in a vehicle in the Central High Apartments parking lot, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutors Office.Logan got out of the vehicle and approached the officer with a knife raised. The officer reportedly discharged his gun, hitting the man, the prosecutor’s office stated.Logan was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He later died.The officer was treated for minor injuries.As this was an officer-involved shooting, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit was activated, per protocol, to handle the investigation. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieig’s office earlier released the following statement regarding the shooting:“Early this morning near the Central High Apartments, a South Bend police officer responded to a call for service regarding a person breaking into vehicles. In the course of the incident response, the officer was involved in a shooting. The Mayor is aware of the situation and receiving updates from law enforcement. As with all officer-involved shootings, the Metro Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation. During that process, any related updates will come from Metro Homicide. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this incident and their families.” IndianaLocalNews WhatsApplast_img read more

Report: Indiana environmental agency budget loses $35M

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter By Associated Press – December 31, 2019 0 219 WhatsApp IndianaNews Facebook Twitter Google+ (“The Fall of Madoff” by frankieleon, CC BY 2.0) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A report has found that funding for the Indiana agency that oversees hazardous spills and the safety of water and air has been decreasing over the last decade.The Environmental Integrity Project’s report also concluded that the $35 million loss in funding for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management happened even as the state government’s spending budget increased.Tim Maloney, senior policy director for the Hoosier Environmental Council, says the state’s economy may be negatively affected if environmental issues go unaddressed. Report: Indiana environmental agency budget loses $35M Previous articleNappanee woman sentenced for trafficking 12 year old girlNext articleMissing work release offender in Noble County back in custody Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

Crime Stoppers: Michiana’s Most Wanted for Feb. 5, 2020

first_img Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – February 5, 2020 0 292 Crime Stoppers: Michiana’s Most Wanted for Feb. 5, 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleLocal reaction to President Trump’s State Of The Union AddressNext articleWinter Weather Advisory in effect Wednesday afternoon – Thursday morning 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitter Facebook (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) WhatsApp Google+ Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgKodály – Karnolsky. Saint Michel Cathedral. 19 May. 02/217 83 45.Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Mariss Jansons: Works by Rossini; Saint-Saëns; Strauss.Palais des Beaux-Arts. 20 May. 02/507 82 00. Oro. Artiscope. Until 27 Oct. 02/735 52 12.Cimaises libres 2. Ecuries de la Maison Haute. Until 21 Dec. 02/660 49 60.Chinese exportation ceramics.Musée du Cinquantenaire. Until 31 Dec. 02/741 73 08.Derhet, Nadin, Somers.Centre Rops. Until 2 June. 02/219 66 79. Magical Gold. Musée du Cinquantenaire. Until 30 June. 02/741 73 08.Johannes Ka v. Zweizell, sculptures. L’Autre Musée.17 May-29 June. 02/640 84 37.Martial Brosin. Le Salon d’Art. 20 May – 13 June. 02/537 65 40.Claude Lévêque, photography. L’Atelier Sainte Anne.18 May – 8 June. 02/548 02 60. Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel, staged by Adrian Brine.Palais des Beaux-Arts.Until 24 May. 02/507 82 00.Louis II de Bavière, fou by Bernard Renan, staged by Jean-Claude Ide. Théâtre royal du Parc. Until 25 May. 02/512 23 39.Peaux de Chat by Alain Cofino Gomez, staged by Micheline Hardy. Le Public. Until 29 June. 0800/944 44.Saute Marquis by Georges Feydeau. Théâtre du Vaudeville. Until 26 May. 02/514 16 00. Venus & Mars performed by La Dea. Théâtre de la Balsamine. Until 25 May. 02/219 07 07.Dantons dood by Georg Büchner performed by De Trust.Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg. 18-26 May. 02/217 69 37.Russian Mission performed by the Slovene National Theatre Maribor. Théâtre national.19-20 May. 02/219 07 07.La Java de Vian performed by Christian Labeau and Audrey Englebert. Botanique. 20 May. 02/226 12 11. Dong Gong, Xi Gong. Théâtre 140. 20-25 May. 02/219 07 07.De Normopaten by and with Jos Verbist and Ger Thijs. Kaaitheater-Studio’s.21 May. 02/201 59 59.De verhuizing by Chantal Akerman, staged by Jürgen Gosch with Josse de Pauw. Kaaitheater. 22-24 May.02/201 59 59.OperaA King, Riding by Klaas De Vries, performed by Schönberg Ensemble and ASKO-Ensemble conducted by Reinbert De Leeuw. Cirque Royal. 21-27 May. 02/229 12 11. Un ennemi du peuple by Henrik Ibsen, staged by Lorent Wanson. Théâtre national.Until 21 May. 02/203 53 03.Naked Man by Charles Bukowski, staged by Jean-Marie Pétiniot. Théâtre de Poche. Until 1 June. 02/649 17 27.Noces de Vent performed by the Théâtre Loyal du Trac, staged by Eric De Staercke. Espace Delvaux.Until 4 June. 02/660 49 60.Les Combustibles by Amélie Nothomb, staged by Pierre Fox. La Samaritaine. Until 29 June. 02/511 33 95. ExhibitionsNetsuke. The Royal Museums of Art and History. Parc du Cinquantenaire. Until 1 June. 02/741 73 08.Chocolate, from élitist beverage to the common bar (16th-20th centuries). Galerie de la CGER. Until 2 June. 02/228 71 68.Pablo Picasso and the “underground passages” of the Royal Palace. Place Royale. Until 2 June. 02/672 05 83.Ça tourne depuis 100 ans. Film in Belgium. Botanique. Until 16 June. 02/226 12 11.En marge du livre. Museum of Ancient Art. Until 26 May. 02/508 32 11.Marianne de Bruijne, ceramics. Vrije Universiteit van Brussel. VUB-Building M. Fondation pour l’Architecture. 24 May – 4 Oct. 02/649 02 59.DanceI was Real – Documents performed by Karas.Espace Temps. 17-20 May. 02/219 07 07.Quatuor pour la fin du temps by Messiaen. La Bellone.17-22 May. 02/219 07 07.Mozart Concert Arias. De Keersmaeker. La Monnaie. Duo Recto/Verso with Boyan Vodenitcharov, piano and Jean-Paul Dessy: Sonate en Fa Majeur by Guillaume Lekeu, cello. Musée Charlier.23 May. 02/218 53 82.Trio à Clavier de la Monnaie: Works by Alkan; Chausson. La Monnaie. 24 May. 02/229 12 11.TheatreChambre à louer la nuit by Christian de Wespin. Palace Hotel. Until 1 June. 02/673 38 99.Bravo Martine! by Laurence Bibot, staged by Nathalie Uffner. Théâtre de la Toison d’Or. Until 25 May. 02/511 08 50.La dame de chez Maxim by Georges Feydeau, staged by Dominique Haumont. Théâtre royal des Galeries. Until 19 May. 02/512 04 07.center_img Until 30 May. 02/629 23 25.L’art abstrait. Crédit communal de Belgique. Until 16 June. 02/222 45 05.Planet Earth. Royal Museumof Natural History of Belgium. Until 26 May. 02/627 42 38.Collages. Galerie Quadri.Until 25 May. 02/640 95 63.Yoshi Takahashi, sculptures. Fondation René Carcan. Bob Verschueren. Atelier 340. Until 1 July. 02/424 24 12.Creten George, paintings, drawings, L’Escale. Until 22 June. 02/343 38 75.Aloïse et le théâtre de l’univers. Maison du spectacle – La Bellone. Until 16 June. 02/513 33 33.Armand Rassenfosse, paintings. Galerie P. Derom. Until 8 June. 02/514 08 82.Francis De Bolle, paintings.Galerie A.B.C. Until 1 June. 02/511 32 53. International singing encounters. Château de la Hulpe. 20 and 21 May.02/513 00 99.Collegium Vocale conducted by Philippe Herreweghe: Works by J. Bach; J.M. Bach; J.C. Bach. Eglise des Minimes. 21 May. 02/507 82 00.Recital by Roland Lafosse, piano: Works by Koussevitsky; Bottesini; Pergolesi; Fauré; Granados; Massenet. Palais des Beaux-Arts. 21 May.02/507 82 00.Recital by Arco Baleno Quartet. Palais des Beaux-Arts. 22 May. 02/507 82 00. La chute des aveugles by Gert Hofmann, staged by Luc Van Grunderbeeck. Palais des Beaux-Arts. Until 5 June. 02/507 82 00.Mijn hondemond by Werner Schwab, staged by Theu Boermans. Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg.Until 26 May. 02/217 69 37.Lady Katanga by Rudy Geldhof, staged by Roland Ravez. Théâtre de Quat’sous. Until 29 June. 02/512 10 22.Il n’y a aucun mérite à être quoi que ce soit by Marcel Marijnen. Salle des Bains.Until 19 May. 02/548 02 60. 18-23 May. 02/229 12 11.Le Bal Moderne by Michel Reillac. PARTS, Beurschouwburg, Espace Senghor, 23-25 May. 02/512 74 50.FestivalsParcours d’artistes. Commune de Saint-Gilles. Until 19 May. 02/537 04 06.KunstenFESTIVALdesArts. Performing arts – theatre, dance and music.Until 1 June. 02/219 07 07. Devotion and mysticism in 16th and 17th C. Flemish iconography. Bibliotheca Wittockiana. 21 May – 14 Oct. 02/770 53 33.Francis Tondeur, photographs. Ecuries de la Maison Haute.23 May – 9 June. 02/660 49 60.Denis Fairley, Sterck & Rozo, photos. Espace Photographique Contretype. 23 May – 8 Oct. 02/538 42 20.Gorges Deswysen, Jean-Luc De Poortere, Merab Sourviladze, John Busch, Freddy Stroff, paintings. Musée d’Art Spontané. 24 May – 22 June. 02/426 84 00.Raoul Vaneigem. Visual presentation which explores the ideas of this ‘situationist’ thinker. Until 25 May. 02/735 73 55.Hommage to Paul van Ostaijen, comics. Centre belge de la BD. Until 2 June.02/219 19 80.Musée en Bulles, comics. Musée du Cinquantenaire. Until 15 Sep. 02/741 73 08.Daniel Cornélis, Baudouin, Fabienne Gilson, Marc Van Nuffel, Azine Yassir, drawings. Art en Marge Gallery.Until 8 June. 02/511 04 11. Philippe Van Hoorebeeck, photos. Gallery. Until 19 June. 02/511 80 35.Chris Brand, calligraphy. Bibliothèque Royale Albert I. Until 21 June. 02/519 53 54.Faces of Kirghizstan, photos by Janet Whishnetsky. Galerie Verhaeren. Until 2 June. 02/673 87 17.Treasures from Jewish life.Musée Juif de Belgique. Until 13 Sept. 02/512 19 63.Aethiopia, Musée de Tervueren. Until 21 Sept. 02/769 52 11.last_img read more

Miserable mistake

first_imgOur thanks to DGX for pointing out that some of the most miserable members of the European club are in fact the Swedes, 68% of whom believe their country has not benefited sincejoining. Even more – 78% – said they had no confidence in the Commission.Difficult, you might think, to mix up sunny Spain and snowy Sweden. But all you have to do is muddle up the alphabet and think that S stands for the former instead of the latter.E stands for Spain, naturally, which will come as a bit of a blow to Estonia when it finally joins the Union and take its place on the grumpometer.last_img read more


first_imgAUSTRALIAN Trade Minister Mark Vaile this week welcomed the EU’s decision to stop subsidising exports of fresh pork, saying it was good news for Australia’s pork industry, which had been competing against heavily subsidised Danish pork in the domestic market. At a recent meeting with Agriculture Commissioner Franz Fischler, Vaile argued that the financial support distorted trade and domestic markets.last_img