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Video speeds line surveys

first_imgBR Business Systems has put together a package of three products, originally developed by different suppliers, which together provide a means of obtaining quickly detailed information on the location and condition of rail infrastructure.BR Business Systems officially launched TuScan, RouteScan and Infrastructure Video Survey (IVS) on a demonstration run on Serco Railtest’s Iris test car at the Old Dalby test track in Nottinghamshire on July 16. IVS is an improved version of the prototype developed by Omnicom Engineering Ltd of York, which currently covers 3690 km of Railtrack’s network. The improved version has a location accuracy better than 0·5m.Using high resolution digital video cameras, GPS, and a variety of other instruments, IVS builds up a digital record of heading, distance travelled, altitude and Ordnance Survey grid reference taken from a vehicle travelling at up to 96 km/h. The locations of bridges, tunnels, equipment boxes, AWS magnets, and station platforms are downloaded to a PC, which superimposes them onto an accurate map of the network.This can be overlaid onto Ordnance Survey road centre line mapping, allowing IVS to be used for directing staff to works locations or emergency services to an incident, or relating the infrastructure to the general landscape. TuScan was developed by German firm Spacetec to survey the walls of tunnels. It uses a laser shining onto a mirror rotating at 8400 to 12000rpm from a vehicle moving at 8 km/h, giving a scan every 10mm. A full 360° scan can be completed without staff having to walk along the track.The data is ’unwrapped’ on a PC to give a flat image of the tunnel, or it can be reassembled to give a three-dimensional view. Physical features inside the tunnel such as cables and pipes appear clear and sharp, and being digital, the brightness can be increased to improve the clarity of features in dark areas.Hot and cold spots beyond the tunnel lining can be identified using a second scanner for thermal images. This provides the means to check for water leakage, or the location of blocked up ventilation shafts. The scanning vehicle can run at up to 50 km/h for a lower resolution scan suitable for basic clearance data.RouteScan, developed by BRBS in association with Waterhouse & Sons and Moss Systems Ltd, operates in a similar way to TuScan, but in the open air. It can record at line speed to give a fast, accurate measurement of lineside clearances, enabling gauging data to be given for a new train design, or for an existing train on a new route. BR Business Systems, Derby, Great BritainReader Enquiry Number 141last_img read more

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Group backs HPV shot recommendation for boys

first_imgReuters 27 Feb 2012Boys 11 years and up should get Merck & Co’s Gardasil vaccine to protect them against HPV infections, which can cause genital warts as well as oral, penile and anal cancers, the nation’s largest group of pediatricians said Monday.“What we are hoping will come out of this is that we can push this as a cancer vaccine,” said Dr. Michael Brady of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “We now have the ability to interrupt the transmission and the development of cancer.”The new statement leans on recommendations released last year by U.S. vaccine advisers and updates the previous stance of the AAP, which until now had only backed routine vaccination for girls.HPV, or human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least half of all sexually active people will catch genital HPV at some point.The infection usually doesn’t cause any symptoms and goes away on its own. But certain types of the virus may cause genital warts and, rarely, cancer.It’s estimated that HPV types 16 and 18 are responsible for 7,000 cases of cancer in men every year in the U.S. and 15,000 cases in women, most of them cervical cancers.http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/27/us-hpv-shot-recommendation-boys-idUSTRE81Q0NZ20120227last_img read more

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Karunaratne to lead Sri Lanka in World Cup

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been appointed the skipper for the one-day squad for the upcoming World Cup, the country’s cricket board announced yesterday.The 30-year-old will lead the team while playing his first one-day game since 2015.Karunaratne’s leadership was praised after Sri Lanka won a two-match series against South Africa in February to become the first Asian team to win a Test series in the African nation.Sri Lanka Cricket said Karunaratne’s appointment was ratified by the Minister of Sports, Harin Fernando.Karunaratne has not played a one-day international since the 2015 World Cup, but was tipped to take over from fast bowler Lasith Malinga who led the side in a 5-0 thrashing in the ODI series against South Africa following the Test triumph.He also answered his critics with a string of impressive performances with the bat during the recent domestic one-day tournament, scoring 165 runs in four matches at an average of 55.The left-handed opening batsman has played 60 Tests and 17 one-day games for Sri Lanka.last_img read more

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Jail for men who stole diesel, robbed shop and crashed car

first_imgTwo men who went on a robbery spree before crashing their car into a roundabout wrote a letter to a Judge pleading with him not to jail them.Ryan Harkin and John Paul Gormley fled from a petrol station without paying for diesel, stole food from another shop and then wrote off their car after crashing. The pair, who had 135 previous convictions between them, appeared before Letterkenny District Court.The court heard the pair fled from the Dry Arch Filling Station in Letterkenny on November 18th last without paying for €70 of diesel.Feeling hungry, the pair then drove to Mountain Top also in Letterkenny when they took two hampers of food from Kelly’s Centra without paying.They again fled and lost control of their car before crashing it into a roundabout and into a field.The court heard the pair had been in each other’s company in Derry when they decided to go for a drive.They had little money and found themselves out of diesel and then became hungry so they stole the two hampers before losing control of the car and crashing it.The pair, who spent a number of days in Castlerea Prison awaiting their case, wrote a letter in a plea to Judge Paul Kelly.Gormley, aged 29 of Clooney Terrace, Derry, has previous convictions for a range of offences including theft, assault, possession of drugs and robbery.Harkin, aged 25, of Glenabbey Close, Derry, has previous convictions for damaging property, possession of drugs, burglary and driving while disqualified.Despite their pleas not to put them behind bars, Judge Kelly imposed a custodial sentence.He sentenced Gormley to a total of four months in prison for stealing fuel and hampers and allowing himself to be carried in a vehicle knowing it to be stolen.He also jailed Harkin to a total of six months for the thefts and banned him for driving for six years for driving while previously disqualified.Jail for men who stole diesel, robbed shop and crashed car was last modified: November 30th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:carcourtcrashedGardailetterkennylast_img read more

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