Oyster card hits the 15 year mark: Five things you didn’t know about the London smartcard

Saturday 30 June 2018 11:03 am Share More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com whatsapp According to figures from TfL, there’s more than £321m of balances and deposits sitting on Oyster cards that haven’t been used for at least one year.This is partly due to the number of people switching over to using their contactless bank cards or mobile payment technology for travelling on the network. Just five years ago, the total was only at £47m.Since it was launched 15 years ago, more than 100m people have used an Oyster card to travel.It almost wasn’t called an OysterBefore TfL settled on Oyster, two other names were shortlisted as potential monikers.Perhaps in an alternate universe, Londoners could be using Gem or Pulse cards to pay for their transport.Tech trials started almost 12 years before the card was born Oyster card hits the 15 year mark: Five things you didn’t know about the London smartcard Emily Nicolle by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeRecetas Get10 Signs Show That The Kidneys Aren’t Working ProperlyRecetas Getanymuscle.com15 Cancer Symptoms Men Ignoreanymuscle.comInformed UseWhat Happens if You Do These 5 Exercises Every DayInformed UseCrutchfield.comCar Stereos Go Extra Large — Floating Screen Stereos Fit More Vehicles Than EverCrutchfield.comAnyMuscle9 early warning signs and symptoms of diabetesAnyMuscleCastipsGalaxy S21 Features That Will Make Your Friends JealousCastipsAuto carLook: Top 5 best pick-up trucks 2021 | AutocarAuto carDID U KNOWUnsold 2018 SUVs Going for Pennies on the Dollar: Great For SeniorsDID U KNOWblueangelshearing.comThese Hearing Aids Might Be More Affordable Than You Thinkblueangelshearing.com As the Oyster card celebrates its fifteenth birthday, we’ve built a list of five things you might not know about Transport for London’s smartcard.By 2041, Transport for London predicts that there will be a staggering 32 million trips will be made on the Tube each day. You may already know some more common facts like how an Oyster has no expiry date, but here’s some we think you might not have pegged just yet.There’s a lot of money left on them Development of TfL’s smartcard system for ticketing began back in 1991, with the first trials being carried out on the 212 bus in Walthamstow.A more widespread trial followed in Harrow in 1994, before Oyster was officially launched to the public on 30 June 2003.Do you own a special edition Oyster?A number of limited edition Oyster cards have been designed over the years to commemorate special events in British and London history.These have included the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2011 royal wedding between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.Contactless travel is speeding up timeThe Oystercard system can handle 40 people per minute passing through a set of Tube barriers, which is 15 more than those with paper tickets.If you’re on a bus, boarding is now an average of three times faster than the old days when buses still accepted cash. whatsapp read more

The west can no longer afford to ignore Iranian aggression

first_imgA country which has long been the subject of opprobrium for its sponsoring of international terrorism, interventionism in other countries, and flouting of international nuclear norms is now doubling down on an aggressive approach, rather than rowing back to placate the court of global public opinion.  Main image credit: Getty Regrettably, the UK has been complicit to date in allowing Iran to think that it can get away with such behaviour. Mounting Iranian breaches of the Iran Deal have been ignored, and hostage-taking and tanker shenanigans responded to with little more than mealy-mouthed expressions of outrage.  In one sense, this should come as no surprise. The Islamic Republic of Iran is in its fortieth year, and one of the many constants during its time in existence has been that every overseas opportunity to expand Iranian power and authority must be taken.  Alan MendozaAlan Mendoza is executive director of the Henry Jackson Society. But Iran’s move is, at the same time, a mystifying one. For the past year, the country has been playing off the European signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (known as the Iran Deal) regulating its illicit nuclear ambitions against the US, following the latter’s withdrawal from it.  Proxy wars in Yemen and Syria, and the battle for influence in Iraq and Lebanon, are an established feature of the contemporary Middle Eastern reality.  Iran has been so successful in its approach that it has not only persuaded Germany, France and the UK to stick with the treaty – thereby increasing tensions with Washington – but also to build an entirely new international payments system to bypass US secondary sanctions.  Such tactics have been seen most blatantly in Syria, where Iran has sacrificed considerable blood and treasure to prop up Bashar al-Assad’s murderous regime so that it can maintain a client state, but also menace Israel by moving forces within striking distance of a Jewish state it has pledged to eradicate.  Equally, this incident occurred at an unusual time in Iranian-US relations. With talk about President Trump wanting a direct face-to-face meeting with Iran’s President Rouhani in the margins of the upcoming UN General Assembly session, and the recent departure of the hawkish US national security adviser John Bolton, a thawing in climate between the old enemies had seemed possible.  The west can no longer afford to ignore Iranian aggression Saudi Arabia was the immediate target of the assault, given the damage that Iran has been able to inflict upon the imminent Saudi attempt to float part of its Aramco oil empire, which will now almost certainly be delayed.  The only logical conclusion is that Iran has sensed an opportunity to change tack definitively from compliance to confrontation, rather than running both simultaneously.  Saudi defence ministry spokesman Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Malki speaks during a press conference in Riyadh on September 18, 2019, following the weekend attacks on Saudi Aramco’s facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais. – Saudi Arabia said that strikes on its oil infrastructure came from the “north” and were sponsored by Iran, but that the kingdom was still investigating the exact launch site. 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Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamabonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistate whatsapp Taken this way, Iran’s extension of its sphere of military operations seems natural: an opportunity existed to strike directly at a foe and cause it significant economic damage, and the mullahs did not hesitate to seize it. And we will only have ourselves to blame when Iran’s next stratagem proves even more harmful to British interests. But thus far, the Sunni and Shia heavyweights had maintained a respectful distance when it came to attacks on each other’s soil. This uneasy truce has now been shattered, and the ramifications extend far beyond the immediate Gulf region, to the UK and across the west. For the country to now place European collaboration in jeopardy by undertaking an attack on a processing site and oilfield responsible for five per cent of global oil supply, and thereby driving up the international oil price and damaging growth prospects in our economies, is an audacious gambit. For in striking Saudi Arabia – either by itself or using a catspaw like Yemen’s Houthi rebels – Iran has shown a concerning trait that augurs badly for the stability of this most volatile of regions, and therefore the security of global oil supply that we depend on. With the US having now published evidence of Iranian involvement in the oilfield episode, their cold war has most firmly been resumed. Share Opinion whatsapp Thursday 19 September 2019 4:20 am City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. The most curious question about last weekend’s destruction of Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure was not who carried it out, or even how, but why it occurred at this particular juncture.  Saudi Arabia and Iran – the almost-certain aggressor given both intent and ability to carry out such an attack – have been shadow boxing with each other for some years in pursuit of the goal of Middle Eastern hegemony.  But we should be under no illusions about whether Iran is aware of western dependence on oil and of the inflationary and growth knock-on effects driven by oil price spikes, and that our own national security is therefore being undermined through such tactics. Iran is not simply a British problem, as the global shockwaves that have reverberated from this incident have shown. But if now is not the time to stand with our American allies and those in the Middle East directly in the Iranian line of fire, then it is difficult to conceive when will be. It may well be true that Brexit issues are taking up all of our diplomatic bandwidth, but if so, this is occurring at a terrible price to British prestige and influence.last_img read more

Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits the Kodiak Archipelago

first_imgEconomy | Energy & Mining | Environment | Federal Government | SouthwestEnergy Secretary Rick Perry visits the Kodiak ArchipelagoMay 4, 2018 by Mitch Borden, KMXT-Kodiak Share:Sen. Lisa Murkowski and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visit Kodiak’s wind turbines on their short trip to the archipelago.(Twitter photo courtesy Rick Perry)Sen. Lisa Murkowski and the U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry hopped on a plane and took a quick detour to the small community of Old Harbor.They were on a recent day trip to Kodiak to tour the community’s electrical grid powered almost entirely by renewable energy. Old Harbor has been developing its own renewable resources for decades, but still has a long way to go.Rick Berns has been the mayor of Old Harbor for years, and it doesn’t seem like that long ago when the school had more than 100 students.Old Harbor, along with other villages in the Kodiak Archipelago are having to deal with their populations dropping.“I think I was told yesterday there was only 26. I thought we had 33, but I guess we have 33,” Berns said. “People are migrating out of the villages and looking for jobs and, you know, economic stability.”Berns said Old Harbor has a plan to slow its out-migration.The community wants to improve its harbor and start a fish processing plant to develop its economy and keep people in town.The village needs access to cheap and reliable energy in order to entice a company to build a processing plant.The community mostly relies on diesel for its power, which can be expensive and its price often fluctuates. Berns said hydroelectricity is an answer to Old Harbors energy trouble.Since the 1980s, he said, the community’s been working on a project to generate energy from a local river called Lagoon Creek.“It’s a pretty much a run-of-the-river style hydro project and it has the capacity of 500 kilowatts of generation.”Even though Old Harbor knows how it wants to incorporate hydroelectricity into its electric grid, it still hasn’t started construction on the project.Berns said it took years and a lot of money for the village to meet all the requirements needed to move forward. The community still needs to raise about $11 million to build everything.These challenges inspired Murkowski to bring the  Perry to Old Harbor.They were on a trip to Kodiak to see its power grid that’s almost completely powered by hydro and wind energy.Murkowski brought Perry to the village so he could better understand the challenges facing some of Alaska’s smaller communities.“For him to see how innovation in a place like Kodiak has helped facilitate an economy and see how a smaller area is struggling with an economy but could have the potential to do so much more if they only they had a small renewable energy project,” Murkowski said.Murkowski would like to see permitting reform that’d allow smaller hydroelectric projects, such as Old Harbor’s, be cleared faster and for less money.Perry and the Department of Energy don’t control permitting for hydroelectric projects, but Murkowski still wanted him to see how places like Kodiak and Old Harbor are being creative in their efforts to reduce energy costs.“My hope is that he goes back to Washington and he’s able to say ‘you outta see what they’re doing in Alaska and how they’re doing it. They’re taking the lead, and they’re showing the rest country and the rest of the world how to really innovate when it comes to energy,’” Murkowski said.Berns said Murkowski and Perry were only able to stay in the village for about an hour.But the time the community got with them — meant a lot.“For them to actually come to our community and get to know us, to show concern, it’s humbling, and a great honor,” Berns said.Perry seemed energized by what he had learned as he left the village, according to Berns.Berns doesn’t expect anything will come from the visit, but he thinks it’s valuable that someone in President Donald Trump’s administration knows about Old Harbor’s situation.After leaving Kodiak, Perry continued north.The secretary only had two days in Alaska and spent the second one in Prudhoe Bay meeting with representatives from the oil and gas industry, according to Murkowski.Share this story:last_img read more

General Election 2015: Labour’s Ed Balls refuses to rule out corporation tax rise

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LISTEN: A Hong Kong heat-check, a $20 million wrist slap, and pharma’s (other) diversity problem

first_imgInterested in sponsoring a future episode of “The Readout LOUD”? Email us at [email protected] Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Adam Feuerstein The Readout LOUDLISTEN: A Hong Kong heat-check, a $20 million wrist slap, and pharma’s (other) diversity problem Tags biotechnologylegalpodcast [email protected] @adamfeuerstein @damiangarde About the Authors Reprints By Damian Garde , Rebecca Robbins, and Adam Feuerstein Sept. 20, 2018 Reprints National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. We’ll be back next Thursday evening — and every Thursday evening — so be sure to sign up on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts.And if you have any feedback for us — topics to cover, guests to invite, vocal tics to cease — you can email [email protected] [email protected] Damian Garde Is a biotech bubble inflating in China? Do the feds coddle CEOs? And why don’t clinical trials look like America?We discuss all that and more on this week’s episode of “The Readout LOUD,” STAT’s biotech podcast. Tune in for an interview with Michael Chan, the man tasked with convincing biotech companies to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, about how that experiment is going. Then we dig into saga surrounding Clovis Oncology, which went from a Wall Street darling to a cautionary tale before paying an arguably minuscule price for its alleged misdeeds. And then ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen joins us to discuss why African-Americans are vastly underrepresented in cancer clinical trials. Finally, there’s a lightning round, exploring an odd move by PhRMA, a second act for an accused insider trader, and the drug industry’s latest star turn in Hollywood.For more on what we cover, here’s the latest on Clovis; here’s the story on clinical trial diversity; and here’s the news on PhRMA’s interest in housing policy.advertisementlast_img read more

NK Foreign Minster Touches Down

first_img News [imText1] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Facebook Twitter News center_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] NK Foreign Minster Touches Down By Daily NK – 2012.07.11 2:05pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak SHARE North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

MFDA fines and bans former rep for misconduct

first_imggavel 123RF Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator A regulatory hearing panel has fined and permanently banned a former mutual fund representative accused of inappropriate personal financial dealings with a couple of clients.A hearing panel of the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) has permanently banned Jewel Mary Henricks, a former rep with PFSL Investments Canada Ltd. in Prince George, B.C., fined her $50,000 and ordered $10,000 in costs following a hearing into allegations that she took money from clients and deposited it into her personal bank accounts. She was also accused of failing to participate in the MFDA’s investigation into her conduct. Keywords EnforcementCompanies Mutual Fund Dealers Association BFI investors plead for firm’s sale The panel issued its decision on sanctions and said that its written reasons will follow “in due course.”According to the allegations against Henricks, on two occasions in 2017 she allegedly took money from clients — a $5,000 cheque and $3,500 in redemption proceeds — and deposited the money into her personal accounts.While the $3,500 was later given to the client in cash, the $5,000 cheque was supposed to be “invested” in a “gifting program” pyramid scheme. According to the allegations, the client never received any payout from the scheme.The MFDA also alleged that Henricks recorded her own address and email address on several client account applications, and that she failed to participate in its investigation, citing health issues.In 2018, she was terminated by PFSL and is no longer registered in the industry. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Demand up for Locally Produced Milk

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedDemand up for Locally Produced Milk FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The island is currently experiencing an increase in the demand for locally produced milk, as a result of the increase in the cost of skimmed milk on the international market.This was disclosed by Acting Chairman of the Jamaica Dairy Farmers Federation, Aubrey Taylor, in an interview with JIS News.According to Mr. Taylor, locally produced milk has once again become competitive with the price of milk powder, as currently a sachet of the product now costs more than locally produced milk.He said that although the markets are turning toward Jamaican milk, there would be the constant need to import milk powder as “processors will always need milk powder to supplement the shortfall in locally produced milk.”Commenting on the improvement in production, Mr. Taylor pointed out that based on the fact that most of the milk producing areas across the island is currently experiencing drought conditions, the likelihood of increased production would not commence until spring, when weather conditions are improved. “I don’t see production increasing until around April or May,” he said.To meet the expected demand for milk, he emphasized that pastures which are now in ruin must be resuscitated; milk must be produced from grass rather than from concentrated feed being fed to the animals; and improved grass quality and a national fodder conservation programme must be implemented.He further pointed out that following Hurricane Dean and the heavy rains that affected the island last year, dairy cows were severely affected as their hooves became soft and tender, which restricted their movement.Grass, he pointed out, makes up almost 100 per cent of feed stock for cows and once the moisture content is high, the animals will not consume as much as they normally would. This, he said, caused stress on the animals which ultimately affected milk production.Rehabilitation measures, he outlined, included frequent veterinary visits to the farm to check on the animal and utilizing footbaths, developed from Copper Sulfate to harden the hooves.The Acting Chairman revealed that his organization is currently in dialogue with the Ministry of Agriculture regarding the improvement of the dairy industry and a number of recommendations are being considered. These recommendations, he said, include the importation of cattle, ember transplant and improving the female herd.In the early 1990s, some 38 million litres of milk were produced on a yearly basis. However, last year just under 15 million litres were produced by the island’s dairy farmers. Demand up for Locally Produced Milk UncategorizedJanuary 29, 2008center_img RelatedDemand up for Locally Produced Milk RelatedDemand up for Locally Produced Milklast_img read more

Community Stalwarts Returning Home

first_imgRelatedCommunity Stalwarts Returning Home RelatedCommunity Stalwarts Returning Home Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail It was standing room only at ‘Jamaica House’, the headquarters of the Jamaica Society Leeds, last Saturday (September 6), as scores of Jamaicans from across the northern United Kingdom (UK), turned out to say farewell to community stalwarts, Travis and Elizabeth (Betsy) Johnson, who are retuning home after 46 years in the UK.Mr. Johnson and his wife were among the founding members of the Jamaica Society Leeds, and are members of the Northern Regional Council. Both have been well respected community leaders and Mr. Johnson was, for four years, one of the UK representatives to the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board.The Johnsons were praised for their commitment to the development of the Jamaican and wider ethnic community, not only in Leeds, but across the UK. They were hailed for their warmth, compassion, friendship, and the support they have shown over the years.Jamaican High Commissioner to the UK, Burchell Whiteman, said the Johnsons have been good for Jamaica, good for the United Kingdom, and indispensable to the northern region.“They have been successful, because they demonstrate love for each other, love and respect for those with whom they work, and a sensitivity to people. Travis understands how British society work, which is a great asset, and therefore, that is why he has been such an important part of it. But more importantly, he has never compromised on his respect for, admiration of, and defence of Jamaican excellence. So, while he is fully a part of the UK, he is also very supportive and promotional of Jamaica, and for that we thank him,” Mr. Whiteman said.The Johnsons told JIS News, that the decision to leave the UK and return to Jamaica, was one of the hardest they have had to make. “It was always our dream to return to Jamaica, but after 46 years, it was difficult, especially because of our two children and grandchildren,” Mr. Johnson said.Mrs. Johnson, who came to the UK in 1961 to train as a nurse and midwife at Stratford and Avon, moved to Leeds in 1966, following her marriage. She said her original plan was to live in the UK for a maximum of six years.“I always planned to go home. My plan was five years of training, one year of working and travelling around the UK, then home. However, things changed. We got married and then we had our children, but now we are going back to Jamaica,” she said.In addition to being an active member of the Jamaican Society, Mrs. Johnson was a midwife until she retired in 1993. She also worked as an agent for Victoria Mutual, and was Manager of a Home Care service.Mr. Johnson, who came to the UK as an 18 year-old, started his working life with British Rail, but he was also a bus driver, and a social worker. He was appointed a Magistrate in 1981, and became a Lay Canon in the Anglican Church in 1994.He has received recognition from the British Government, for his services and was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE), by the Queen.His services have been recognised by the Government of Jamaica as well, and he was awarded a Badge of Honour for Meritorious Service (BHM), as well as the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation in 2002.Mr. Johnson said there has been much improvement and advancement within the black and minority ethnic community during his 46 years in the UK. However, he feels that there is still much more to be achieved.center_img RelatedCommunity Stalwarts Returning Home Community Stalwarts Returning Home UncategorizedSeptember 12, 2008last_img read more

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel To Lecture At CU-Boulder April 11

first_imgDr. Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, will lecture on “The Past, the Future and the Biology of Memory Storage” at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Wednesday, April 11. The 8 p.m. talk in Macky Auditorium is free and open to the public. The 36th George Gamow Memorial Lecture is intended for a general audience of non-scientists. Kandel is a professor in Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and a senior investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has received the National Medal of Science, the Albert Lasker Award and the Wolf Prize of Israel, and is a member of the National Academies of Science in the United States, Germany and France. His talk will illustrate how molecular biology and cognitive psychology can be combined in the study of long-term memory. His research has studied the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the genetic switch for converting short-term to long-term memory. Kandel will be introduced by Howard Wachtel, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at CU-Boulder who earned his doctorate at New York University and was Kandel’s first graduate student. “I particularly recall many occasions on which I drove him back home to the Bronx from our lab at the NYU Medical Center in Manhattan,” Wachtel said. “It only took about 30 minutes, but I would usually learn more from our conversations during those drives than from several courses in neurobiology – and I believe I still retain most of it. “How is it that we can retain such memories so vividly – and for so long? I look forward not only to seeing Eric Kandel again, but to hearing him explain how, biologically, those memories are laid down and retrieved.” The George Gamow lecture series has featured public talks by internationally famous scientists since 1971. The series honors the late CU-Boulder physics professor who was pivotal in the origination of the big-bang theory of the creation of the universe. Gamow also was known for his many books popularizing science for non-scientific audiences. For more information call (303) 492-6952. No reservations are required to attend. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: March 27, 2001 last_img read more