A Union Pacific train traveling in Sugar Land. A Union Pacific train traveling in Sugar Land. Photo: Union Pacific Photo: Union Pacific Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 A Union Pacific train traveling in Sugar Land. A Union Pacific train traveling in Sugar Land. Photo: Union Pacific Union Pacific starts work on $550 million rail yard in Texas 1 / 3 Back to Gallery Union Pacific Railroad announced Thursday the company started construction this month on a major rail yard near Hearne, a $550 million project that’s the largest in the railroad’s 155-year history. Union Pacific initially planned to start work in 2014, but delayed construction, citing changes in demand. It is … [Read more...] about Union Pacific starts work on $550 million rail yard in Texas
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Southern Rail passengers will be forced to endure mid-summer travel misery as workers stage a 24-hour strike. The walkout, by members of the RMT union, is the latest in a long-running and bitter dispute with Southern over its plans to extend driver-only trains and to remove guards from services. It coincides with an ongoing overtime ban in place for workers who belong to the train drivers’ union Aslef, which has been in place since last month. When is the strike? Workers will stage the walkout on Monday 10 July from 00:01 to 23:59. Who is striking? Guards and drivers on Southern Rail who are members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) workers’ union will take part in the rail strike. Their walkout is independent of a separate overtime ban currently in place by members of the train drivers’ union Aslef, which it says accounts for more than 95 per cent of Southern Rail drivers. A spokesperson for Southern confirmed that any non-RMT staff due to work … [Read more...] about How will the latest Southern Rail strike affect passengers?
LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Britain holds an election on Dec. 12, a political gamble by Prime Minister Boris Johnson who sees it as his best chance to break the deadlock in parliament over Brexit. The parties are on the campaign trail, travelling the length and breadth of the United Kingdom to drum up support. Following are some colourful snapshots from the election trail: SNACK HABIT The campaign routine of long journeys, early starts and late finishes isn’t entirely compatible with a healthy lifestyle. So far, Boris Johnson has been pictured eating a cream and jam covered scone in Redruth, a stick of rock candy in Blackpool and a sausage roll in Milton Keynes train station. He’s visited a potato chip factory in Northern Ireland, a bakers in Somerset, at least two butchers and a brownies stall at a Christmas market in Salisbury. All this has been washed down with tasters of Black Country beer, Cornish cider and Scottish whisky - and countless cups of tea. Johnson has … [Read more...] about ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL-The election diet: sausage rolls, brownies and flapjack
Ambition isn’t something that’s in short supply these days at 165 O’Farrell St. in Union Square. The six-story brick building is in the throes of a multimillion dollar renovation effort. Once complete, its name will officially be ONE65, and the 25,000-square-foot interior will be home to ONE65 Patisserie, ONE65 Bistro, ONE65 Lounge & Bar and a fine dining restaurant called O’. Suffice to say, ONE65 might be San Francisco’s most ambitious hospitality project of 2018. Claude Le Tohic, whose past work at Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand Las Vegas placed the restaurant among the world’s three-Michelin-star elite, is at the helm of ONE65. Rumors of his involvement spread through the local food scene in 2016, as did the general idea that the building would contain multiple culinary concepts. But Le Tohic told Inside Scoop he’d been working behind the scenes on the concept long before that. Timelines are essentially a fluid concept when … [Read more...] about Union Square to welcome One65: a six-floor ode to French cuisine
NEW DELHI: Treading with caution in light of public sentiment around the Ayodhya verdict, political parties were unanimous in welcoming the SC ruling for building a Ram temple, calling it ‘historic’. Shiva Sena, which struck a discordant note with BJP over government formation in Maharashtra, hailed the verdict, with party chief Uddhav Thackeray saying he bows to the judiciary. Thackeray said he will visit Ayodhya on November 24 to pay obeisance to Lord Ram. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav took to poetry while reacting to the verdict, calling it a “an important step in the right direction”. “Jo faisley faslon ko ghatatey hain, woh insaan ko behtar insaan banate hain (The decisions which bridge the gaps, make for better human being,” the former UP CM tweeted. BSP chief Mayawati appealed for calm and suggested that all future action should only be taken in an amicable atmosphere. CPM welcomed the verdict but said certain premises of the judgment “are … [Read more...] about Ayodhya: Regional parties sing in unison, welcome SC verdict as ‘historic’