Travel Master joins Yutong TC9 club with a pair

first_imgAnother customer for the Yutong TC9 is Manchester-based Travel Master, which has taken two supplied by Pelican Bus and Coach (01924 227722).One has 35 seats in a red moquette, and the other is a 32-seater with rear toilet, factory-finished leather seats, and a servery fitted by AD Coach Systems of Biddulph.Both coaches have been delivered to the operator in its grey-based livery, and Managing Director Zak Master says that they have received excellent feedback from passengers. Travel Master’s drivers have been equally impressed.“It’s amazing how appealing the TC9s are with a luxurious interior, stylish exterior and all the usual driving refinements plus more,” says Zak, who adds that he is looking forward to a long partnership with Pelican and the Yutong team.Power is from a Cummins ISB6.7 engine coupled to ZF’s EcoLife gearbox.last_img read more

Enhanced bus partnership plans in Hertfordshire are approved

first_imgServices and infrastructure will be improved through deal, which builds on existing workHertfordshire County Council (HCC) has approved plans for an enhanced partnership arrangement with bus operators that it says will deliver major improvements to services in the county.Under the Intalink Enhanced Partnership, the local authority and over 20 operators will work more closely together. Coach and bus services will be prioritised and improved, and infrastructure will be upgraded.The bus network will be more closely integrated and better use will be made of data and information. Additionally, aspirational targets for county-wide punctuality will be set, which will rise by 2.5% each year until 2024/25.The new arrangement will build on work done under the existing Intalink Partnership. HCC says that is a “unique collaboration” between itself, bus operators, train operating companies and local councils that has been established for over 20 years.The existing arrangement has already resulted in improvements to the provision of information and publicity and mobile and multi-operator ticketing. The enhanced partnership will go beyond that as HCC plans for the expected 100,000 new homes that will be built in the county by 2031.Says Cabinet Member for Growth, Infrastructure, Planning and the Economy Derrick Ashley: “These plans will help to make sure that bus travel is an attractive and practical option.“Many people will still rely on their car for essential journeys. But where there are alternatives, we want to encourage them to leave their cars behind.”last_img read more

Anthony Joshua willing to take on UFC fighter

first_imgAnthony Joshua would be willing to box a mixed martial artist or accept a cage fight in the future. The IBF and WBA heavyweight champion is awaiting confirmation of his next title defence against Kubrat Pulev at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena on November 11 or, more likely, Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on October 28.He will not attend Saturday’s fight, also at the T-Mobile Arena, when Conor McGregor makes his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather because he is beginning preparations for his Bulgarian mandatory challenger.However, while the Mayweather-McGregor bout is dividing opinion, Joshua can see the appeal. He told Press Association Sport: “I like fighting, I’d do whatever. I’d probably get beaten. The only thing that they can’t do is submissions, but they can kick, elbow, bite – whatever they want. Just no submissions.“I can’t beat a guy [via submission]. That takes a lot of time to learn the skills and submissions, which I don’t have the time for, but when it comes to pure aggression and fighting rules, I can definitely fight, so I don’t mind that.“It wouldn’t be a problem. If you look at most boxers who’ve crossed over to MMA, they get beaten on the ground. James Toney, Roy Jones, they were phenomenal boxers but they just couldn’t compete in the cage because of the ‘ground and pound’ game.“I’ve been away with the family and need to get back to reality. Sitting on the beach getting my toes rubbed, that’s not the life of an athlete. “I’ve got to get back to the gutter, keep organised, keep disciplined. I’ve done my holidays and need to get back to the military mindset I live.”The likelihood remains that McGregor will convincingly lose to the finest boxer of the modern era, potentially minimising the appeal of future crossover fights.Joshua is among the many who give the Irishman little chance of victory, and the 27-year-old said: “It’s probably [going to be] a landslide. Look at the great fighters Mayweather’s fought, and he’s made them look average.Some of the fighters Mayweather’s fought would probably beat Conor McGregor as well. Conor can’t really compete. “He’s coming out of his field and going into Mayweather’s domain.last_img read more

PODCAST: On The Reservation

first_img Related TopicsGo Tribe Vince McKee What are the Indians going to do in this offseason? Is Kluber gone? Is Carrasco gone? Where could they end up? I talk where they may go in this episode so enjoy!  Patrick Antos is back to break it all down!You can check it out here! Release date:17 November 2018You can follow Patrick here [email protected] on Twitter @Theufcnerd on Facebook and you can find me on Google Play and iTunes when you search All Things Sports and Ridiculous Banter clevelandindians tradingpitchers indiansbaseballlast_img

Courts To Decide Alaska Campaign Limits

first_imgThe plaintiffs insist the caps violate their right to free speech and political expression. U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess could rule within the next month on the case brought by District 18 of the Alaska Republican Party and other individuals. The trial finished in Anchorage yesterday (Tuesday) as Burgess questioned lawyers about the annual $500 limit. Prior to the 2006 vote, the limit was $1,000. Burgess also said there’s no “legitimate” evidence that the cap of $3,000 for out of state residents is preventing political corruption.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaskan voters lowered the limit on political campaign donations in 2006, but a federal judge will now decide if that limit violates donors’ rights.last_img

Keep Ya Five Alive Futsal tourney set to commence in July

first_imgThe 6th annual GT-Beer ‘Keep Ya Five Alive’ Futsal Competition will kick-off  July 7th at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue. According to tournament coordinator Kevin Adonis, “The concept is one that I like it allows a team only one opportunity to play for the prizes and because of this all the teams come well prepared to play at a high level and so the fans are the real winners.”He added, “I am working hard to make this possible and the first prize I have in mind is $600,000 which simply means that $100,000 is being allotted for each year that the tournament has been in existence.”The tournament will comprise 32 teams emanating from the Georgetown, West Demerara, Linden and East Coast Demerara environs. Among the notable teams set to compete are defending champion Gold is Money, losing finalist Future Stars, Sparta Boss, Bent Street, Leopold Street and Back Circle.On the opening night of the event, Rhythm Stars will oppose Berbice Guinness of the Streets champion Trafalgar,while Broad Street will tackle Agricola.The third fixture will pit Kingston against Swag Entertainment of Linden, while fellow Linden unit NK Ballers will take aim at Sophia. In the final clash of the evening, Leopold Street will match skills with East Coast Demerara giant Melanie.On July 12th, West Demerara champion Showstoppers will oppose  Buxton Diamond while East Coast Guinness champion Uprising will lock horns with Guinness of the Streets Linden winners, Silver Bullets.In the third fixture, ESPN of West Demerara battles Beterverwagting (BV). This will be followed by the Ann’s Grove and North East La Penitence clash. The fifth fixture will pit Tiger Bay against California Square while Tucville and Sparta Boss will face-off in the final showdown.On July 14th, Upsetters and Albouystown will match skills in the opening clash while Future Stars will tackle Alpha Warriors and Back Circle will oppose Kitty Hustlers.In the final two matches, Dave & Celena All Stars of Linden will engage the formidable Bent Street side while holders Gold is Money will tackle Alexander Village. The official launch of the tournament is expected to be staged shortly.last_img read more

Woakes bags five wickets as England beat Pakistan in final ODI

first_imgLEEDS, England,  (Reuters) – England pacer Chris Woakes claimed five wickets while batsmen Joe Root and Eoin Morgan hit half-centuries to help the hosts defeat Pakistan by 54 runs in the fifth and final one-day international (ODI) at Headingley yesterday. Root made 84 and Morgan scored 76 as England made 351-9 in 50 overs beforeChris WoakesWoakes ensured a 4-0 whitewash in the rain-hit series, taking three wickets in the opening three overs to severely dent Pakistan’s chances. The tourists fought bravely after the setback but were eventually dismissed for 297 in 46.5 overs for their 10th consecutive ODI defeat in matches where a result was achieved.“The series win is as good as we could have hoped for,” Morgan said in the post-match presentation ceremony. “Pakistan are a strong side and played some competitive cricket. We’ve chopped and changed but the performance has never been compromised. It emphasises how strong the squad is.”Joe RootPakistan found themselves in trouble at 6-3 after Woakes’ blistering opening spell, but Babar Azam (80) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (97) stitched together a superb 146-run stand for the fourth wicket to give them a fighting chance in the contest.However, another late collapse after both batsmen were run out meant that Pakistan ended the series empty handed in their final preparation ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales beginning on May 30. “It’s not ideal for the World Cup, but I’m confident my batsman are ready. The bowling and fielding has not been up to the mark. We have been positive about scoring but have to sort out the fielding,” skipper Ahmed said. “My message to Pakistan fans is ‘support us’, whenever Pakistan come to England they support the team.”Man-of-the-match Woakes was the pick of the England bowlers, finishing with figures of 5-54 in his 10 overs.“Great few weeks but some really important cricket coming up as well,” he said. “Confidence is high, competition for places is there and everyone pushes each other. We never settle, always trying to improve and that’s a great place to be.” England, who are one of the favourites to lift their first 50-over World Cup title, begin their campaign on the opening day when they take on South Africa at The Oval in London.last_img read more