Euskotren Tranbia known as Euskotran is an Urban transit tramway system that operates lines in the cities of Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao, plus one under construction in Leioa and another one, in the city of Barakaldo, all of them in the Basque Country. It began operations for the first time in Bilbao in 2002 and in Vitoria in 2008, it is one of the four commercial brands under which Basque Railways operates, as a public company managed by the Basque Government. The entire network, as the Euskotren Trena network, uses 1,000 mm narrow gauge rail tracks. Euskotren Tranbia operates the tram services, while Euskotren Trena operates the commuter rail networks, Euskotren Autobusa the bus services and Euskotren Kargo the freight rail services. Since 2006 Euskotren Tranbia known as "Euskotran", is the commercial brand for operator of the tram network, while the network itself is owned by the public entity Euskal Trenbide Sarea. In 2012 the commercial brand changed from Euskotran to Euskotren Tranbia with the word tranbia being Basque for "tram".
Euskotren Tranbia operates tram networks in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Bilbao, plus one being under construction in Leioa to connect in the future the campus of the University of the Basque Country with Leioa and with the Urbinaga metro station, in Sestao. The first network named EuskoTran and Euskotran started in Bilbao in 2002, after two years under construction, connecting the Bilbao-Atxuri Station with Uribitarte; the line was expanded to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the hospital of Basurto and La Casilla. The tramway of Vitoria-Gasteiz opened in 2008 and has a Y-shaped network, with two different lines that cross the city from south to north. Euskotran Tranbia runs on a mixture of street track shared with other traffic, dedicated tracks and grass tracks, it shares dedicated tracks with the local bus services, TUVISA in Vitoria and Bilbobus in Bilbao. The tram has its own, distinguishable stops, some of them shared with bus systems and with low platforms; the stops of Bilbao-Atxuri Station and Abando, all of them in Bilbao, do not have their own separate stop, they use the sidewalk.
Except for Bilbao-Atxuri and Legibitzarra/Parlamento, the second one in the Vitoria network, all stops are unstaffed and rely on automated ticket machines. All the stations have displays and screens with the network map, the current time and temperature and the frequencies. Due the low platforms, the access between them involves crossing the tracks by pedestrian level crossing, they are level with the doors and are all wider than 2 m. This allows wheelchairs, prams and the elderly to board the tram with no steps. In street sections, the pavement is integrated with the tram stop; the Bilbao line has 14 stops, while the Vitoria one has 20. The Euskotren Tranbia networks serves the following stations. Bilbao's tram uses both regular paper tickets than can be acquired in the automated machines in every stop; the ticket pricing is not based on zone-based rules, as there's a unique price for the whole network. The Barik card is available in the whole network. A simple ticket costs €1,40 or €0,70 as of 2012.
Vitoria's tram uses both regular paper tickets and the electronic cards BAT, which work for the TUVISA bus system. The TUVISA bus cards are valid; the ticket pricing is not based on zone-based rules, as there's a unique price for the whole network. A simple ticket costs €1,25 or €0,66 as of 2012. Euskotren Tranbia operates with the Urbos series produced by the Basque company CAF; each 25 m long tram can carry 50 of them seated. Access to the trams is at platform level, making it easy for handicapped passengers to get on and off through the tram's eight doors. Speakers in the trams announce each stop. All trams are equipped with air conditioning; the trams are painted in the colours of Euskotren Tranbia. The tramway for the municipality of Leioa, in the Greater Bilbao area is under construction and is going through two phases being on the first one, the construction of the future depots and offices; the second phase will involve the line itself including the rail track and stops from the University of the Basque Country campus to downtown Leioa.
It will include nine stations: University campus II University campus I Sarriena Rotonda de Sarriena Edificio consistorial/Udaletxea Avenida Sabino Arana Plaza de los Arkupes/Sakoneta Boulevard Udondo Leioa A third phase would make the tramway cross the Estuary of Bilbao and connect Leioa with the Left Bank with two extra stations: La Punta Urbinaga There are plans to expand the Vitoria's tram network to the south, across the Renfe train station and reaching the campus of the University of the Basque Country. There are planned extensions for the tramway of Bilbao, including reaching the Deusto and Basurto-Zorroza districts in the northern area and Bolueta and Etxebarri in the southern Greater Bilbao. There are plans to create a tram network in the municipality of Barakaldo, in the Greater Bilbao area, which would start in Urbinaga station and from there create a circular line through the center of the city; the tramway would have 15 stops within Barakaldo plus two in Sestao, where it will connect with the Leioa's line.
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Casuarina Square, the largest shopping centre in the Northern Territory, is located in Casuarina in Darwin's northern suburbs. The shopping centre is built to the building code for Tropical Cyclones, due to cyclones that sweep through the area such as Cyclone Tracy in 1974. Casuarina Square was built in 1973, the shopping centre contains over 180 businesses including two supermarkets, the discount department – stores, a 7-screen BCC Cinemas; the GPT Group owns and manages the shopping centre and since building the centre, it has undergone four major redevelopments. The most recent was a three-stage redevelopment, completed in December 1998 adding 63 specialty stores and the 7-screen BCC Cinemas. Since the average number of visits per week is greater than twice the population of Darwin. Casuarina Square is accessible from Trower Road and by the bus routes of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 21; the shopping centre is located 14 km north of Darwin city centre. The shopping centre has over 2,400 parking spaces including undercover parking.
Access to the car parks is from Dripstone Road and Bradshaw Terrace. List of shopping centres in Australia Public transport in Darwin Media related to Casuarina Square at Wikimedia Commons Casuarina Square homepage
My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Swans released on September 23, 2010. Swans founder Michael Gira funded the recording of this album by creating the limited-edition album I Am Not Insane and chose several collaborators from previous Swans line-ups as well as his side project Angels of Light to record and tour for this album. My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky has received positive critical feedback for the return of Swans as well as the rich spiritual themes of the lyrics. In a 2009 interview, Gira hinted at the prospect of resurrecting the Swans project; that year, many of the tracks that would appear on My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky were released in demo and acoustic form on I Am Not Insane and sold in order to fund the recording process for this album. Gira handmade 1,000 copies of that album to fund the new Swans recordings. In January 2010, Gira amended the band's Facebook and MySpace to read "SWANS ARE NOT DEAD"—an announcement that the band had been reformed as well as a play on words from Swans' live album Swans Are Dead.
Gira wrote the songs over a three-year period and decided that they were unfit for an Angels of Light album and he wanted to transition back the aggressive sound and "sonic intensity" of Swans. After Gira financed the album through sales of I Am Not Insane, he got together a group of musicians to record with him in New York; each song—with the exception of "You Fucking People Make Me Sick"—was recorded in 12-hour daily studio sessions that culminated in nighttime overdubs. In deciding to reform Swans, Gira attempted to create a continuity between the band's last studio album—1996's Soundtracks for the Blind—as well as his subsequent work with Angels of Light; the line-up of Swans that recorded this album features Gira, Christoph Hahn, Phil Puleo, Norman Westberg from prior Swans releases as well as Gira solo collaborators Thor Harris and Christopher Pravdica. Gira chose these musicians in part for how they would work together touring to promote this album and has created a distinct sound for Swans, emphasizing rhythm and the interplay between atmospheric instruments such as dulcimer, tubular bells, vibraphone.
Gira contacted Italian artist Beatrice Pediconi to handle all of the artwork for the album after seeing her pieces in Harper's Magazine. The special edition of the album has a cover; the title of the album comes from the lyrics to a unreleased Swans song entitled "Oxygen" that depicts Gira dying and ascending to Heaven and several reviewers have noted spiritual themes on the album. Gira's interest in spirituality developed with this album and his goal was to create music, "to elevate, to make you levitate like having it erase your body and lift you up to Heaven." In addition to releasing I Am Not Insane, Gira promoted the album by offering it for free streaming on the Internet, made a demo version of the song "No Words" available on the band's MySpace page, reorganized Swans for their first tour since 1997. Tour dates were slated to be performed in the United States and Europe, including headlining the Supersonic Festival in October 2010, Gira intended to tour for 18 months. Gira remixed the album with the intention of selling that version on tour and through the band's website.
My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky is rated an 83 with "universal acclaim" by Metacritic. The A. V. Club gave the album an A, calling it "a leviathan of an album" and commenting on the similarities and differences that this album has with the rest of Swans' catalogue, saying that it "resembles all of Swans' previous work, yet none of it." BBC Music has declared it "a majestic return and, let us hope, a harbinger of more to come." The Big Takeover has remarked that the album "encompasses all of the original band's many moods." The Wire listed My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky as the third best record of 2010 in its annual critics' poll. All songs written by Michael Gira "No Words / No Thoughts" – 9:24 "Reeling the Liars In" – 2:20 "Jim" – 6:46 "My Birth" – 3:52 "You Fucking People Make Me Sick" – 5:08 "Inside Madeline" – 6:36 "Eden Prison" – 6:03 "Little Mouth" – 4:12Bonus disc available on the special edition "Look at Me Go" – 46:07A collection of studio outtakes mixed into one track Swans official website – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky at AllMusic My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky at Discogs My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky at Metacritic My Father Will Guide Me up a Rope to the Sky at MusicBrainz
Jake Thomas is a professional Canadian football defensive tackle for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He played CIS football for the Acadia Axemen. Thomas was drafted 29th overall in the fourth round of the 2012 CFL Draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and signed with the team on May 11, 2012, he played in his first game on June 29, 2012 against the BC Lions where he recorded his first defensive tackle. He played in 14 regular season games in a backup role as a rookie. In 2013, Thomas continued to develop in a back up role and recorded his first career quarterback sack against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on November 2, 2013 after tackling Dan LeFevour for a two-yard loss. While his primary role is playing on the defensive line, the Blue Bombers have used Thomas on the offensive line, either due to injuries or in short yardage situations, he recorded his first career interception against the BC Lions on July 21, 2017 when he picked off Travis Lulay and lateralled the ball to teammate Kyle Knox who returned it for a touchdown.
Thomas was the longest serving member of the Blue Bombers team that beat both the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders during the 2019 CFL Playoffs, en route to the 107th Grey Cup game. As the longest serving player at the time, Thomas was the first member of the Blue Bomber team to raise the Grey Cup on stage during the team's celebration. Winnipeg Blue Bombers bio
Screen-Smart Device Interaction is new technology developed as a sub-branch of Digital Signage. It differs from the Second screen configuration; the latter has the first screen being a big screen and the second screen being the smaller screen of a cellphone. Where the small screen cannot affect or control the big screen; the small screen is used to provide supplementary data on the content of the big screen. In contrast, SSI is distinguished by the small screen being able to change the flow of information or content on the big screen; the big screen shows an identifier of its computer network address. The network is the Internet; the identifier might be in a barcode, part of the image on the big screen. The mobile device decodes it and queries a server; the server controls the big screen. When the server gets the query, it extracts the identifier of the big screen; the server can alter the big screen in a feedback loop. The user of the mobile device can pick buttons in its web page to change the big screen.
The mobile device functions as a remote control. The advantage is the decoupling of specific hardware requirements for the pair of the mobile device and the big screen. If the mobile device is a cellphone, it only needs wireless Internet access. If the big screen shows a browser there are paired web pages. One for the small screen, one for the big screen. Microsoft calls this the "Companion Web". In general, the pages in the pair are different; the page for the big screen is a digital poster. It does not need any buttons or selectable links, it can have large graphics. The large screen can be assumed to be on a wired connection; the small screen page is optimised for low bandwidth across a wireless connection. SSI is becoming a standard for Digital Signage Implementation, seeking to expand the traditional capabilities of this technology, adopting the modern Internet and'Connected Devices' concepts, it is related to the Internet of Things. Interactive Digital Signage might be a growth engine for traditional digital signage.
This Image is a schematic description of SSI implementation
Andrea "Andy" Cunningham is an American strategic marketing and communications entrepreneur. She helped launch the Apple Macintosh in 1984 as a part of Regis McKenna, founded Cunningham Communication, Inc, she is the President of Cunningham Collective, a brand strategy and communications firm. Her book, Get to Aha! Discover Your Positioning DNA and Dominate Your Competition was published in October 2017. After graduating from Northwestern University in 1979, Cunningham started her career as a feature writer for Irving-Cloud Publishing Co. covering the trucking industry, but decided that she didn't belong in that industry. She joined Burson-Marsteller in Chicago soon after, where she helped to launch Asteroids for Atari, as well as Equal and Nutrasweet for G. D. Searle. In 1983, Cunningham moved to Silicon Valley, where she joined Regis McKenna and was given project lead responsibilities to work with Steve Jobs for the launch of the Apple Macintosh, she collaborated with Jane Anderson to write the Macintosh launch plan.
After the launch, she continued to work with Apple as a client, helping them launch the desktop publishing category with Aldus and Adobe. She contributed her experiences with Jobs to the Walter Isaacson-penned biography and the Aaron Sorkin-written Steve Jobs movie, where Sarah Snook portrays her. After leaving Regis McKenna in 1985, Cunningham founded Cunningham Communication, Inc. where she retained Jobs as a client for NeXT and Pixar. Her firm's work included launching RISC microprocessors for consumer personal computers with IBM and Motorola light jets with Eclipse Aviation, digital imaging with Kodak, software-as-a-service with Hewlett-Packard; the firm was renamed Citigate Cunningham. In 2003, Cunningham spun CXO Communication, a brand strategy consultancy, out of Citigate Cunningham and became CEO. Instead of focusing on traditional public relations and corporate communications, CXO focused on brand strategy and positioning. Clients included AMD, Beautiful!, Eclipse Aviation, FutureMark, MarketTools, PivotPoint Capital, PRTM, RSA, UCSF, VantagePoint Venture Partners, XOJet.
She left the firm in 2010 to become CMO of Rearden Commerce, where she repositioned the company's solutions under the Deem brand. After leaving Rearden Commerce in the Fall of 2011, Cunningham advised the Bite Communications executive team on a turnaround in North America. Soon after, she was asked to become President of Bite Communications North America, she was promoted on January 2013 to become the CEO of Bite's worldwide operations. She resigned in June 2013 to focus on SeriesC. While Cunningham was advising the Bite Communications team, she began to assemble the group that became SeriesC. SeriesC launched in the Spring of 2012 with Cunningham retaining leadership positions in both SeriesC and Bite; the firm changed its name to Cunningham Collective in August 2015. From April 2014 to August 2015, Cunningham was the interim Chief Marketing Officer of Avaya, her tenure there was a Cunningham Collective engagement, as she continued to lead the firm during that period. She led the team that spearheaded the shift in positioning from collaboration to engagement, with an initial focus on Silicon Valley as a catalyst to revitalize awareness of Avaya to the broader tech audience.
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