Changchun builds high-capacity cars to carry Tehran commuters

first_imgBYLINE: Zhang LiManager, Changcar Import & Export DepartmentChangchun Car CoTWO CAR designs are currently in production at Changchun for Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Co. Both form part of a 217-vehicle contract worth US$138m signed in 1996 (RG 11.96 p710). A fleet of seven-car trainsets was ordered for the city’s two metro routes, totalling 48 km and currently under construction. The same deal includes a build of 48 double-deck coaches for suburban services. Deliveries are scheduled to be complete by September 1998.The trainsets for the Iranian capital’s 1435mm gauge metro have been designed for a maximum speed of 80 km/h, tackling maximum gradients of 5% and negotiating minimum curve radii of 250m on the main line and 110m in depots. Traction current will be taken from a third rail energised at 750V DC; the cars feature chopper control, ATO and cab signalling.All seven cars of each set are motored, giving starting acceleration of 0·9m/s2. Each set comprises two driving cars with cabs, three non-driving cars and two cars in the middle of the formation with hostler controls for depot movements. Weight of a seven-car formation is 252 tonnes.With longitudinal seating for 42 passengers in the driving car and 46 in the other vehicles, each trainset seats 314 people. Standing capacity with five passengers per m2 is 1290, but under extreme conditions each trainset can accommodate 2230 at 10 passengers per m2.Double-deck coachesFor the 42 km Ayatollah Kashani – Mehr-Shahr suburban route currently under construction, the double-deck coaches will operate in eight-car formations with a locomotive at each end. The new line will be electrified at 25 kV 50Hz, and the coaches have been designed for a maximum speed of 140 km/h. Weighing 52 tonnes, each coach rides on Type 209PK bogies fitted with an axle temperature detector and wheel tread cleaner. Able to negotiate 145m radius curves when coupled and 100m radii when shunted singly, the coaches have Type F8 electrically-actuated brakes.There are two 1800mm doorways per side, closed with pairs of sliding door leaves. From the vestibules at each end of the coach over the bogies, passengers gain access via stairways to the upper saloon seating 82 in a 3+2 configuration and the lower saloon with 78 seats. One vestibule contains an electrical cabinet and four seats arranged in facing pairs; the other has eight seats at tables.Climate control is provided by two roof-mounted air-conditioning units, one at each end. Electric heaters have also been fitted. Noise levels within the passenger saloons at 120 km/h are designed not to exceed 60dB(A). oReader Enquiry Number:Changchun Car Co 110CAPTION: Fig 1. The double-deck coaches have mid-level entry areas and inter-car gangways (blue) with stairs leading to the upper (purple) and lower decksFig 2. Metro cars for Tehran will run as seven-car trains, with a mixture of cars with full cabs (shown), hostler cabs, and no driving controls. All cars are motoredlast_img read more

Bicyclist injured in Franklin County mishap

first_imgFranklin County, In. — A Saturday afternoon crash at the intersection of Horseshoe Bend Road and Franklin Road injured a bicyclist according to a report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.At 12:12 p.m. a car driven by William Davidson, 44, of Brookville, was southbound on Horseshoe Bend Road attempting to turn onto Franklin Road. Davidson was unable to see 44-year old William Mears, also of Brookville, on a bicyle and struck him. The collision threw Mears from the bike.Mears was transported by private vehicle to a local hospital with leg and hip injuries.last_img read more

Luke Walton: Lakers guard Rajon Rondo unlikely to return in next two games

first_img Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Ingram did not travel with the team on the two-game trip this weekend. Walton said he saw Ingram, who is expected to return this weekend at the earliest, and that the third-year forward received treatment during shootaround.Forward Michael Beasley also missed the last game attending to a personal family health matter. Team officials said as of Monday morning, he had not returned to Los Angeles.LeBron James said he’s been pleased with the way the Lakers have handled the recent rash of depth issues so far, particularly going 2-1 since the game when Ingram was injured. “We’ve just been able to pick up,” he said. “You can’t replace Brandon. What he does for our ballclub or what he brings to our ballclub is another dynamic, but we can all just do our job and pick up in that aspect. So it’s been pretty good so far.”CHASING KOBEMaybe it was just being in the building, but Dwyane Wade was ready to wax nostalgic about another one of his great foes on the court. And it wasn’t LeBron James.It was the Black Mamba.“I had my last matchup against Kobe here and it meant something to me,” he said. “It was an end of an era for me, the end of someone to chase for me, from that standpoint, from the two-guard standpoint, so it definitely, I lost a little piece of me when that happened.”A lot of people surely feel that way about Wade, who checked in off the bench for what is almost certainly his last game against the Lakers. But Wade said for him, Bryant was that player.Wade faced the Lakers on March 30, 2016, and scored 26 points as the Lakers prevailed 102-100. Bryant played less than nine minutes and had just two points.In many career rankings, Wade has been regarded as the No. 3 shooting guard behind Michael Jordan and Bryant. He affirmed on Monday that he was just glad to be in the discussion.“I looked up to who everyone says and who is on my list as the No. 2 two-guards of all time, Jordan and Kobe, and I just tried to represent this position the best way I can,” he said. “And whatever Dwyane Wade ends when he’s done, that’s where I ended. I gave everything I had to the game, I gave all my talents and abilities and I had nothing left to give to it, so if I’m three, thank you.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img EL SEGUNDO — Don’t call it a setback, but Rajon Rondo isn’t likely making his return in the Lakers’ next two games.Luke Walton said at Monday morning’s shootaround that Rondo had his right hand drained Sunday after the Lakers’ medical staff noticed increased swelling. He’ll be “shut down for a few days,” Walton said before being re-evaluated, meaning he won’t play Monday night against the Heat and is doubtful to play Thursday night in Houston.The veteran point guard has missed 12 games since fracturing his hand on Nov. 14, and is still on track to return in the four- to five-week window the Lakers originally set. But even as the team is hurting for depth with Brandon Ingram also out (sprained left ankle), Rondo won’t be rushed back into the rotation.The state of Rondo’s injury likely means he won’t be available to play against the Houston Rockets after a heated first meeting: In the Lakers’ home opener, Rondo punched the Rockets’ Chris Paul in an altercation between the two guards and was suspended for three games. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersRondo has been seen on the court often working out with his hand, which had pushed the Lakers’ hope that he might return sooner than expected. Walton said he wasn’t concerned with how he’s been rehabbing.“We’ve got great doctors, we’ve got a great training staff and he’s constantly working with them,” Walton said. “We travel a hand specialist that he works with on the road. But when players are as good as he is and have been for that long, it’s because they work really hard. So he wants to be on the court as much as possible.”Related Articleslast_img read more

Intelligent Design Evidence Convinces Atheist of Designer

first_imgAccording to an AP report on ABC News, a famous British atheist now believes in God based on scientific evidence.  “At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe.  A super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature, Flew said in a telephone interview from England.”  He wrote recently, “It has become inordinately difficult even to begin to think about constructing a naturalistic theory of the evolution of that first reproducing organism.”    For nearly five decades one of Britain’s most outspoken atheists, Antony Flew said that he was always taught to follow the evidence wherever it leads, and the case for a designer was too strong.  The investigation of DNA “has shown,” he has concluded, “by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved.”He’s just a deist now, pausing at the halfway house on the way to real faith.  Halfway, unfortunately, is just as lost as square one.  At least he admits the scientific evidence could not support the atheistic story that Nature assumes (see 12/08/2004 headline).    Flew’s turnaround from atheism is a powerful justification of the intelligent design movement’s claim that the evidence itself, without reference to religion, is sufficient to convince a thoughtful person of design.  Flew admitted his views have similarities with those of intelligent design theorists.  But design detection is not enough to give anyone the joy of Christmas.  His designer is a distant watchmaker, not a babe in the manger who loves us and came to die for us.  Antony Flew, now an elderly man, has not yet any hope of heaven, and his hourglass is almost spent.  He should read this and keep making progress toward the light; following the evidence is good, but continuing in the direction the evidence points is necessary. Update 12/10/2004: A lengthy interview by Antony Flew with Christian apologist Gary Habermas has been published online at the Biola University website.  It provides a very candid look at Flew’s view from the halfway house.  He is a man in transition, still balking at commitment to the claims of the Bible, but at least surprisingly sympathetic to many aspects of it.  To Dr. Flew, Christianity and its Scriptures are leagues above any other religion, especially Islam.  With naturalism inadequate to handle the origin of life, will deism be able to fill the vacuum for Dr. Flew?  Time will tell if the 19-year influence of Dr. Habermas, a man of intelligence, experience, integrity and compassion, will finally bear fruit in the life of this prodigal son who strayed from his Methodist father’s teaching 66 years ago.See also the articles on this story that appeared in the Seattle Times and Dallas Morning News, reproduced on the Discovery Institute website, and an article on World Magazine.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Greplin Open-Sources Asynchronous Python Tools

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Greplin, the company behind the universal search tool we covered last year, has open-sourced several tools for Tornado and Twisted, such as Tornado clients for sending e-mail with Amazon SES and SendGrid.Tornado is the non-blocking Web server built with Python by FriendFeed, and Twited is a Python-based event-driven networking engine.The tools are:greplin-twisted-utils: Utility library with functions for Deferred objects, DNS caching, and more.greplin-tornado-kissmetrics: Asynchronous client for KISSmetrics.greplin-tornado-mixpanel: Asynchronous client for Mixpanel.greplin-tornado-ses: Asynchronous client for Amazon’s Simple Email Service.greplin-tornado-sendgrid: Asynchronous client for SendGrid.greplin-tornado-stripe: Asynchronous client for Stripe.Event-driven programming tools are  right now. Apart from Tornado, Twister and, of course, Node.js there are also EventMachine for Ruby and  Perl Object Environment. See also  Mongrel2, a Web server with support for event based IO. klint finley Tags:#hack#Tools center_img Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

‘Kolkata airport apology not enough, better training needed’

first_imgA day after two disability rights activists alleged that they were “insulted and humiliated” by security personnel at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, the airport authorities issued an apology on Twitter, and assured that steps would be taken to ensure such incidents do not occur again.“We would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to Ms Jeeja Ghosh & Ms Kuhu Das during check-in process at #KolkataAirport. The matter is being strongly taken up with concerned teams to ensure that such incidents does not happen again [sic],” read a tweet posted by the official Twitter handle of Kolkata Airport.When contacted by The Hindu, both activists said that the apology “meant nothing if airport officials did not train airlines and security staff to engage with persons with disabilities with respect”. Jeeja Ghosh, who has cerebral palsy, recounted that in 2012 she was deboarded from a flight at the same airport. She had taken the issue to the Supreme Court, which directed the airline to pay ₹10 lakh as damages to her.“They will do it again when I or anybody else with disability tries to travel,” said Ms. Ghosh, who was brand ambassador for West Bengal’s Chief Electoral Officer during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.The incident occurred on Sunday when Ms. Ghosh, along with Ms. Das, a polio survivor, was travelling to Delhi. While Ms. Ghosh was told she could not fly without an escort, Ms. Das was told to remove her calipers so that they could be put through the scanner.“I told her [the woman security officer] that to remove my calipers, I would have to take my trousers off. I have been wearing calipers with titanium rods for many years,” said Ms. Das. She recounted that the woman security officer called her colleague, who said they “had never encountered such a person” [in reference to Ms. Das]. Like Ms. Ghosh, Ms. Das said an apology was not enough, and that she would file an official complaint on the matter.“A tweet will not set things right. What we are seeking is a systemic change. We were allowed to travel after protests but an ordinary person with disability may not be allowed,” Ms. Das said.Four well-known disability right activists from Kolkata were travelling to Delhi to discuss recommendations made in the United Nations Country Report on Disability.Referring to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016, she said the law in the country has a rights-based approach for persons with disabilities, yet people are so “insensitive”.last_img read more

Arsenal & Liverpool warned Lemar not for sale

first_imgTransfers Arsenal & Liverpool warned Monaco star Lemar not for sale Dejan Kalinic 08:39 1/30/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ThomasLemar - Cropped Getty Images Transfers Arsenal Thomas Lemar Liverpool Monaco Ligue 1 The 22-year-old has been heavily linked to a move to the Premier League in recent transfer windows, but the Ligue 1 side will not be letting him go Monaco star Thomas Lemar is certain to stay with the Ligue 1 club until the end of the season, vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said.Lemar, 22, was the subject of a bid from Arsenal towards the end of the summer transfer period, agreeing a club-record £90 million deal on the final day, only for the midfielder to back out of it.Links to the Gunners and Liverpool have continued through to the January window, but Vasilyev said the France international was sure to remain with Monaco until the end of the campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “He will stay at Monaco until the end of the season at 100 per cent,” he told RMC.Vasilyev said even if his club received huge offers for Lemar, there was no chance they would sell in January.”If Liverpool or Arsenal come with a big offer before the end of the market? This is not relevant,” he said.”We will say no because the objectives are clear.”Without important players like Lemar, we will not succeed.”Lemar has provided five assists and scored two goals in the league this season. He is contracted to the club until June 2020.last_img read more

Return to sender postagepaid pets discovered in Alberta post office

first_imgVULCAN, Alta. — A woman in southern Alberta has been charged after she allegedly tried to mail a puppy and a kitten via Canada Post.Vulcan County Enforcement Services says last month a post office employee in the village of Milo, about 100 kilometres southeast of Calgary, discovered the animals crammed into a cardboard box.The box had appropriate postage, a destination address, and the animals themselves had stamps stuck to their heads.The next week, a similar box was dropped off at the mail outlet and staff found a puppy inside.The three critters were unharmed and were taken to the Calgary Humane Society.Jill Marshall, a 53-year-old Vulcan County resident, will be in Lethbridge provincial court July 30 charged with causing animals to be in distress under Alberta’s Animal Protection Act.Peace Officer Sgt. Rob Pintkowski said enforcement officers have had previous dealings with Marshall.The Canada Post website says live animals cannot be mailed unless the sender has entered a related agreement with Canada Post prior to mailing.Bees, day-old chicks and hatching eggs, parasites, leeches and some other small cold-blooded animals can be mailed under certain conditions. (CTV Lethbridge)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Luis Enrique decries after defeat says football was unfair to Spain

first_imgSpain’s manager Luis Enrique laments they were cheated by football in the last minute after his side’s loss to Croatia in yesterday’s Nations League match.Croatia defeated Luis Enrique’s national team 3-2 but he believes his team were better and deserved more.“It was a great second half from both teams,” said the Coach via Football Espana after La Roja’s defeat in the Nations League.“We were much better than in the first, where we didn’t pose much of a threat because of the many inaccuracies in our play.”“The team deserved more, certainly not a defeat. Their first goal came from a mistake, the second was from a set-piece and their last one was lucky as it came when both teams were going for it.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Obviously it would’ve been much better to win. We did some good things in the second half, but they opted to play on the break and not press very high.”“That shows it was a very, very difficult group. We obviously didn’t expect these two defeats, but we still have a chance going into the last game. If Croatia and England draw, Spain will go through.”“Obviously I’m concerned about the things we have to adjust, like after every game. I really liked the team in the second half.”“We came back twice and deserved something from it. We hit the woodwork and it’s incredible that some of our chances didn’t go in.”“I don’t think football was fair to us tonight.”last_img read more

Lessons learned from the legacy of military toxins

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