London tour operator undergoes ‘complete restructure’ with new premises and vehiclesLondon-based Premium Coaches continues to expand with 15 new coaches arriving for the 2019 season and new additional premises.The VDLs will be joined by 10 Mercedes-Benz Tourismos in AprilThe operator will take delivery of five new VDL coaches from Moseley in Pontefract this month, made up of three 61-seater Futura FHD2s, one 80-seater double-decker and one 94-seater double-decker.In April they will be joined by 10 new Mercedes-Benz Tourismos during April, bringing the fleet to over 50 vehicles.Neil Wootton, Group CEO, says: “The company has been undergoing a complete restructure over the past 18 months with several parts of the business changing.“Firstly, we have a new management team with Richard Robbins, formerly of Clarkes Coaches, now heading up the team as Director of Transport. He has brought with him several other managers and administration staff to complement the already strong existing team we had in place. Collectively we have adjusted some of our working methods and are even more focused on bringing a high-quality service to an ever changing and demanding industry.”The firm has also extended its lease and space at its Old Kent Road depot and has taken out further leases in the south east and a new yard in West London in order to cater for a broader mix of work.Adds Mr Wootton: “We are also in the process of acquiring a freehold that we can invest in and turn into a high-class maintenance facility. As such we are actively recruiting for high quality drivers, managers and experienced mechanics to join our expanding team.”
Following the tragic death of longtime keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens two weeks ago, Jack White has recruited Queen of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita to fill the role. Fertita will assist the band on keyboard and piano for all of White’s forthcoming dates, beginning in Istanbul on November 7th.A statement from Third Man Records read:“Although it is impossible to replace Ikey, the incredibly talented Dean Fertita will be joining the band to play piano and keyboard for all of Jack’s currently announced tour dates.”White’s European tour runs through November 19, then resumes in Nashville in January, followed by a stint at Madison Square Garden on January 30.The two have previously collaborated on White’s other project the Dead Weather, of which Owens was also a member. Check out a Dead Weather Glastonbury performance below.
Kitack Lim has won re-election for a second four-year term as secretary general of the International Maritime Organization.The former president of Busan Port Authority, Lim has served as the Republic of Korea’s deputy permanent representative to IMO from 2006 to 2009 and was chairman of the sub-committee on flag state implementation (FSI) from 2002 to 2004.During his first term, Lim has achieved what he himself considers the “IMO’s biggest impact in its 60-year history,” the IMO’s new rules that cut ships’ emissions of sulphur by 2020 either by reducing its content in marine fuel from 3.5% to 0.5% from 2020 or by requiring ships to remove it from exhaust fumes.In 2006, Mr. Lim was appointed Director General of the Maritime Safety Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) and then as a Senior Maritime Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in London and led all IMO work for the Republic of Korea, serving as an Alternate Permanent Representative to IMO up to August 2009. Following that, he was re-appointed Director General for Maritime Safety Bureau (MLTM).In March 2011, Mr. Lim was appointed Commissioner of the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal (KMST). In July 2012, he assumed the position of President of Busan Port Authority, until January 2016 when he took up his appointment as Secretary-General of IMO.Sea News, November 26 Author: Baibhav Mishra
The trophy-winning Manchester City team was eliminated in the semi-finals of the FA Cup after a 0-2 loss to Arsenal, and manager Josep Guardiola admitted that his team was far from normal.The Manchester City team had not lost to Arsenal for 3 years. During this period, the “citizens” recorded 7 consecutive victories against the team from North London, but the two goals of Pierre Emerick Obameyang interrupted their series. “We weren’t maximally prepared and we didn’t play well enough. If you’re not level all the time in a semi-final, it’s entirely possible to lose. We’re also human and sometimes we don’t play well. And the opponent did it.”“We can only regret that in the first half we did not perform as after the break. We had to change our approach during the match, but we failed,” said Guardiola.
Wellington Police report for this weekend for Friday, Aug. 18 to Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017:Friday, August 18, 2017•12:15 a.m., Tamara T. Allen, 36, Dallas, Tx was arrested, charged and with driving while license is suspended. •4:30 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•4:59 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 300 block W. Botkin, Wellington. •5:45 a.m. Allan E. Grilliot, 48, Pretty Prairie, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 64 mph in a 50 mph zone.•7:19 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of vehicle in the 700 block E. 16th, Wellington. •11:31 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 600 block N. Delrose, Wellington.•7:06 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington. •7:10 p.m. Officers investigated a fraud by known suspect in the 1800 block E. 16th, Wellington. •8:33 p.m. Gena R. Billionis, 43, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlamp.•9:50 p.m. Matthew D. Shelley, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.•11:31 p.m. Officers conducted a narcotics investigation in the 200 block E. 4th, Wellington. Saturday, August 19, 2017•12:09 a.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 1300 block E. Michigan, Wellington.•11:38 a.m. Officers investigated a theft and interference with law enforcement officers in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•10:10 a.m. Durrine L. Kilgore, 60, Grapevine, Texas was issued a notice to appear for speeding 60 mph in a 40 mph zone and no proof of insurance.•1:10 p.m. Everett G. Fleming, 36, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with theft and interference with law enforcement. •7 p.m. Officers investigated an overdose in the 500 block N. Poplar, Wellington. •9:47 p.m. Misty T. Downing, 35, Bandera, Texas was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•11:17 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 73 mph in a 35 mph zone (radar) and no proof of insurance. Sunday, August 20, 2017•12:15 a.m. Susan D. Cook, 47, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no drivers license in possession.•2 p.m. Ryan M R Rosol, 40, Norman, Okla. was issued a notice to appear for speeding 58 mph in a 40 mph zone.•5:09 p.m. Officers took a report on a found knife in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington. •Noah D. Moody, 19, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft. •Miranda Callaway, 19, Wellington was served a summons to appear for interference with law enforcement officers.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Schwarzenegger has endorsed the sentencing commission as he prepares to ask lawmakers next month to approve a building plan that will provide more than 35,000 additional prison beds, Tilton said. Since 1977, California has used what is called a determinate sentencing system in which terms for incarceration are relatively fixed. Judges have some leeway based on the nature of the crime and the criminal’s history. Lawmakers and voters have added longer sentences since then through measures such as the “three strikes, you’re out” law for repeat offenders. In November, California voters approved tougher penalties for sex offenders. “We’ve been adding to it piecemeal…,” Tilton said. “Maybe it’s time to back up and take a look at it.” He said the composition of the commission and the authority it would have to change state law have yet to be determined. It should include experts from academia and law enforcement who would consider sentences, parole terms and basing a period of incarceration on each criminal’s risk to society, Tilton said. SACRAMENTO – California’s corrections secretary said Friday that the state will create a commission to review sentencing guidelines for felons, a potential key step in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s efforts to relieve prison crowding. Reform could give judges and parole officers greater discretion and lead to some offenders being released sooner than under current law, Secretary James Tilton told The Associated Press. The proposal comes five days after a federal judge gave Schwarzenegger a June deadline to ease crowding in the nation’s largest state prison system, where more than 173,000 inmates live in space designed for fewer than 100,000. Failure to do so could lead the federal courts to order remedies that include early release of inmates. The administration has not decided whether Schwarzenegger will create the commission himself or seek the Legislature’s approval, he said. During his re-election campaign this year, Schwarzenegger opposed changes to the “three strikes” law and supported Proposition 83, the so-called Jessica’s Law. The voter-approved initiative increases sentences and parole terms for violent and habitual sex offenders. The governor now hopes to convince Democrats who control the state Legislature to support a massive building program. Tilton said it would include adding 16,000 beds at existing prisons and satisfying federal courts by building about a half dozen units to house 10,000 sick and mentally ill inmates. In addition, about 4,500 female and 5,000 male inmates would be transferred to smaller community-based prisons. Lawmakers adjourned last summer without acting on an earlier version of Schwarzenegger’s building plan, which he introduced as part of a special legislative session. Key Democrats said the state should focus on parole and sentencing reform instead of building more cells. To begin easing crowding immediately, the administration has signed contracts to move 2,260 inmates to private prisons in Arizona, Indiana, Oklahoma and Tennessee. The union representing prison guards is challenging the transfers in court, and Tilton said he is having trouble finding inmates who will volunteer to be shipped out of state. About 600 are ready to be transferred, after 80 were sent to Tennessee.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!