Charges to rise

first_imgWE WERE NOT surprised last month to hear that Estonia’s Ministry of Economy & Communications had started consultations on a new methodology for calculating EVR’s rail infrastructure usage fees.Minister Juhan Parts said higher fees would shorten the average payback period for ’certain investments’ such as capacity improvements at the Koidula border station and a freight bypass around Tallinn. Other projects include raising line speeds between Tallinn and Tartu. He hoped to have the new tariff structure in place by May 27.Readers will recall the recent allegations that the Estonian government regulated access charges down to an artificially low level, putting pressure on Eesti Raudtee’s private owners and paving the way for renationalisation (RG 2.07 p58).Meanwhile, with cross-border tensions between Estonia and Russia increasing, RZD announced that the St Petersburg – Tallinn passenger service introduced on March 31 would be withdrawn from May 26 as it was unprofitable, although services will continue to run between Moscow and Tallinn.nlast_img read more

Share your fan content on the City app

first_imgThousands of supporters have already downloaded the app, which is the digital hub for all your Bristol City needs with a simple swipe or tap of a button.On a home matchday with the app’s AR mode, you can also unlock video content when displayed over particular pages in the official Robins Matchday Programme.And we want you to share your stories from your day out – be that home or away matchdays – with the ‘Submit’ option.Here you can send us your photos and/or videos. Send us your pre-match snaps, thoughts at half-time and reaction post-match, and we will publish a selection of those submissions on the app with other users!No new registration for the App is needed. Just log-in with your Bristol Sport Club Account and experience City like never before.To download the new app just head to the Apple or Google Store now – links below. Users of the previous app should delete the old version.IOS DOWNLOAD HEREANDROID DOWNLOAD HERElast_img read more

A former Google senior manager showed the Stretch RE1 robot. …

first_imgTake the chassis of the robotic vacuum cleaner, put it on it coat hanger and build Stretch RE1 – the exotic robotic platform of the Hello Robot startup, backed by former head of robotics at Google Aaron Edsinger and Charlie Kemp of Georgia Tech Polytechnic.The robot impresses with its structural simplicity. Instead of a humanoid, dog or other creature with a pile of engines for as many degrees of freedom as possible, the RE1 manages everything with the help of a chassis and a movable rod with a rectangular arm.The RE1 is therefore not impressive in appearance, but rather in practicality, which the authors prove, for example, when they mounted a vacuum cleaner or a dust cloth on it. Of course, the RE1 is equipped with a stack of sensors and an Intel RealSense D435i 3D camera for computer vision, including depth perception. The RP-Lidar A1, which works very similarly to robotic vacuum cleaners, is used to create a room / apartment model that it can move around.Stretch RE1 in action:Although the first version of the platform is intended for researchers, which corresponds to the astronomical price of almost $ 18,000, open-source, support of the ROS and Python system, the authors of Hello Robot make no secret of the fact that their goal is really a helper (kobot – collaborative robot) for common operations and households, which will help the disabled, or wipe for you as well as a robotic vacuum cleaner. dust.However, all this is only a technological vision. So how it will really turn out with similar advanced robots of the next generation in your living room, they will be able to evaluate only your children and grandchildren. There is still a relatively big difference between the aforementioned robotic vacuum cleaner and a complex and especially affordable home cobot, which will largely replace, for example, a meat and bone caregiver.last_img read more

Jumping in the City Update for Amateur Athletes

first_imgHome  »  General  »  Jumping in the City Update for Amateur Athletes Tags: 22 May 2015, 17:34 Jumping in the City Update: Attention Amateur AthletesEntries for the The West Wood/Ifor Williams Trailers Amateur Open classes are oversubscribed. Accordingly, two draws will need to take place to allocate the 16 places at each show. It had been intended to hold this draw during the amateur qualifier at Tubberbride Equestrian Centre this weekend. However, it has now been decided that the draw should be overseen by the Horse Sport Ireland auditors.Accordingly the draw will take place in the Horse Sport Ireland offices on Tuesday 26th May at 7.30pm. Athletes are welcome to attend the ballot, or nominate an observer. Jumping in the City Update for Amateur Athletes last_img read more