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Moss Vale railway station

Moss Vale railway station is a heritage-listed railway station on the Main South line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Moss Vale, it opened on 2 December 1867 as Sutton Forest, being renamed in 1877. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. Moss Vale station opened as Suttons Forest on 2 December 1867, it was the terminus of the line until the extension to Marulan on 6 August 1868. The station was renamed to Moss Vale in 1877. In March 1999, a refuelling and stabling facility for Endeavour railcars was built to the north of the station. Moss Vale has an island platform with two sides, it is serviced by NSW TrainLink Southern Highlands Line services from Campbelltown, morning services to Sydney Central and 1 early morning & evening services to Goulburn. It is serviced by NSW Trainlink Xplorer and XPT long-distance services from Sydney to Canberra and Melbourne. NSW TrainLink operate road coach services to Bundanoon and Wollongong from the station forecourt.

The original station building is a second-class brick building built by W. & A. Elphinstone in 1867. Alterations were made in 1890, including improvements to the Governor's waiting room and chandeliers. A two-storey hotel and refreshment room was added in 1891; the awning to the down platform was added in 1914 and the brick booking office in 1915. Alterations were made to the refreshment room in 1919, involving the conversion of the bar to a dining room and the construction of a new bar; the station has an unusually wide island platform, connected to the station entrance and the street by a pedestrian overpass. The platform included a garden and a private dining room for Governor Belmore who spent the summers in nearby Throsby Park from 1870 to 1872; the dining room had to be big enough for a footman to serve. The current up platform was built in brick and lengthened in 1882; the new down platform was constructed in 1914 following duplication, with road bridge access and car turning area to enable Governor Gerald Strickland's disabled daughter to access the train.

The two-storey hip-roof timber signal box in the yard and the two metal-framed pedestrian bridges both date from 1915. The station precinct contains a dock platform, road overbridge at the up end and triangle to turn 57 class locomotives; the pedestrian approach from the east side, brick walls and embankment, station forecourt and signs are all included in the station's heritage listing. There is a grassy area at the south end of the station, with picnic tables in between the platforms. A dock platform existed at the northern end of Platform 1 for services to Wollongong, but this track has since been lifted. North of the station, is the junction for the Unanderra line; the former stationmaster's residence, completed in 1874, was based on a standard design from the office of Commissioner John Whitton. In 1918, the Residence was converted for use as dormitory for female staff employed within the Railway Refreshment Room. An entrance porch was added in 1926; the Residence was adapted again, into two separate apartments for railway staff.

The works included the installation of timber partitions, an access cut through the northern wall and new internal door openings. It was leased to the Wingecarribee Shire Council to house the Southern Highlands Regional Gallery in 1994, at which time it saw the erection of a new pergola and a new southern extension, the removal of the eastern Railway outbuildings, all the internal doors removed for ease of movement through the gallery, it had returned to residential use by 2001. Moss Vale is one of the most important station groups in the State, it contains rare examples of early buildings, various structures, vice-regal buildings, unique entry arrangement high quality buildings and the remains of a working yard seen in the signal box and embankments. The early elements of the site are significant buildings in their own right; the site has excellent interiors along with the outstanding architecture and gives many opportunities to demonstrate the wealth and range of railway structures and the importance of rail travel in the past.

The site has a strong social historical connection through use by the Governors and is an important focal point of the town of Moss Vale. Moss Vale railway station was listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. Allman Johnston Architects. Statement to accompany Development Application for the adaptive reuse of Former Refreshment Room Building. Attraction Homepage. "Heritage Express". David Sheedy Pty. Ltd.. Moss Vale railway station. Peter Freeman P/L Conservation Architects & Planners. Moss Vale Railway Station Precinct Conservation Management Plan. State Rail Authority of NSW Author: State Rail Authority of New South Wales.. Strategic property plan - Moss Vale; this Wikipedia article contains material from Moss Vale Railway Station and yard group, entry number 01200 in the New South Wales State Heritage Register published by the State of New South Wales and Office of Environment and Heritage 2018 under CC-BY 4.0 licence, accessed on 2 June 2018. Media related to Moss Vale railway station at Wikimedia Commons Moss Vale station details Transport for New South Wales


Theraps is a genus from the cichlidae. It is found in Atlantic slope rivers of Mexico and Guatemala, to lowland tributaries of the Río Motagua drainage in Honduras. There are 5 recognized species in this genus: Theraps godmanni Theraps intermedius Theraps irregularis Günther, 1862 Theraps microphthalmus Theraps species are territorial and aggressive towards others during breeding, they may be kept in the same aquarium with catfish with varying success. For breeding or maintaining multiple specimens, a tank of 100 US gallons or larger is recommended. Depending on fish size, a single specimen may be kept in a tank of 20 to 40 US gallons. Omnivorous feeders, they eat a wide variety of insects, small fish, worms and plant material; as with many other cichlids, they may chew up aquarium plants. In aquaria prepared flake and pellet foods as well as frozen or live invertebrates will be consumed. Theraps sp. should be offered a variety of steamed or boiled vegetables, such as peas, zucchini, lima beans, or brussels sprouts.

Theraps species lay several hundred eggs in a pit in the sand or gravel. Mature adults are attentive parents and may injure or kill other fish when guarding the young. Males are more colorful and larger than females, may develop a hump on the head as they age. Captive breeding is not too difficult to achieve. Several artificial or rock caves for fish to hide from each other are advisable

The Spine Hits the Road

The Spine Hits The Road is a live album by the group They Might Be Giants. It features tracks from various locations on their Spine Surfs The Hiway Tour, it is an iTunes exclusive album, released on August 31, 2004. "Experimental Film" – 3:05 "Bastard Wants To Hit Me" – 2:27 "Damn Good Times" – 2:38 "John Lee Supertaster" – 3:08 "I Palindrome I" – 2:27 "Robot Parade" – 3:07 "It's Kickin' In" – 1:58 "Violin" – 6:41 "Stalk Of Wheat" – 1:37 "Fingertips" – 5:26 "The End Of The Tour" - 3:28 The Spine Hits The Road on This Might Be A Wiki


Jataur is a small panchyat village situated on the bank of SH-47, comes under Guthani Block and Siwan in District-Siwan, India. There are 11 villages in Jataur Panchyat; as its history is not so old, its population is around 1500 people who use to speak Bhojpuri and Hindi. Around 5% of its population doing business in Thailand, 10% population doing service and others are depend on agriculture and some other local business. Due to the improvement of source of income of village its literacy rate improving and reached to around 65%. With time this village improve the source of education as it has one government school and around 5 private school till eighth standard. Students of this village still going 3 km far for secondary school and 8 km far for college. Jataur is situated at 26 ° 11' 44 "N 84 ° 5' 17 "E on the bank of SH-47 in India, it is 6.8 km distance from its Tehsil Darauli, 29.4 km from its district Siwan and 173 km from state capital city Patna. Its surrounded by 75 Acre long pond family in North, a heritage of Rajput and a canal in south.

Due to the good geography, big pond and canal, the villagers earn good income from agriculture and fishery. According to the villagers this village is established by a Rajput Zamindar with his two sons, Kadam Singh and Dehal Singh, in 1805. According to their need they colonise Harijan, Gond and Kumbhar in village and Bramhan in nearby village Kareji, they all live a happy life with living together in this village. Http://

2012 RBS Group computer system problems

The 2012 RBS computer system problems were technical issues affecting computers run by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, including NatWest and Ulster Bank, which began on 19 June 2012. In 2014, RBS was fined £42m over the incident. A software update was applied on 19 June 2012 to RBS's CA-7 software which controls its payment processing system, it emerged that the update was corrupted by RBS technical staff. Customers' wages and other transactions were disrupted; some customers were unable to see bank account details. Others faced fines for late payment of bills. Stephen Hester, CEO of the RBS Group, said. Unite union leaders criticised Hester's management of the episode, but Hester denied that the outsourcing of IT services to India was a factor in the problem, saying that the bank's IT services were based in Edinburgh. A spokesman for the RBS group said that the problem had occurred in the UK. Completions of new home purchases were delayed, some people were stranded abroad. Another account holder was threatened with the discontinuation of their life support machine in a Mexican hospital, one man was held in prison.

As a result of the error, RBS and NatWest announced that over 1200 of their busiest branches would extend their hours throughout the week, including the bank's first Sunday opening, to enable affected customers to access cash. On Monday 25 June, over 1000 branches opened for extended hours, the number of phone staff was doubled to deal with customer queries. On 26 June, RBS admitted. Ulster Bank said on Wednesday 27 June that it did not expect full services to be restored until the start of the following week, but that it hoped that the automatic payments backlog would be cleared by the weekend. On 3 July RBS admitted that some RBS and NatWest personal loan borrowers had accidentally been charged twice and newspapers advised RBS customers to check their balances. Customers of Ulster Bank were still having problems accessing cash on 2 July and the bank admitted that they did not know when customers would be able to access cash. RBS denied that the delays with Ulster Bank meant that customers in Ireland meant less to them, saying that Ulster Bank payments followed those of NatWest and RBS.

This was a result of the way. Monthly payments of social welfare to 48,000 Ulster Bank customers in the Republic of Ireland due on 3 July would be added to the existing backlog. RBS said on 4 July that the vast majority of Ulster Bank customers would have normal services restored by 16 July 2012. On 5 July the Ulster Bank CEO Jim Brown agreed to waive his annual bonus in response to the crisis; the Financial Services Authority asked other banks to treat customers of RBS and demanded a complete account of the problem. Lord Oakeshott called for the bank to be broken up. Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, called for a full investigation by the Financial Services Authority and told the Treasury Select Committee that he had been in close contact with senior RBS staff over the weekend; the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Rachel Reeves, said that it was "absolutely imperative" that the bank got the situation under control. The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, criticised Ulster Bank for the situation which affected 30,000 social welfare recipients.

Senator Lorraine Higgins called the situation a "fiasco" and said Ulster Bank should ensure that customers credit ratings were not affected, which Ulster Bank replied it would. The Irish Bank Officials' Association said that an agreement had been made that overtime would be voluntary and that Ulster Bank workers would be paid appropriately for extra work; the Irish Payment Services Organisation advised customers to keep records of how they were affected and to contact the Financial Services Ombudsman if they were not satisfied. There was press criticism of Ulster Bank's perceived downplaying of the issue in the early stages; the Consumers' Association of Ireland said it had received thousands of complaints from Ulster Bank customers. The Oireachtas Committee on Finance called on representatives of the Central Bank of Ireland to appear before it on 4 July and management of Ulster Bank to do the same on 5 July. On the first Monday after the start of the problems, RBS said that their computers were operating but that Stephen Hester had sent a senior colleague to Dublin to deal with the situation in Ulster Bank.

On the same day, some customers still could not see up-to-date account details. On 27 June RBS announced that it had cancelled its corporate hospitality at Wimbledon as it would be inappropriate under the circumstances


NakedSelf is a 2000 album by the British band the The. It was the band's first album since Hanky Panky and the first containing original material since Dusk. In terms of sales, it was the band's least successful until that point, peaking at 45 in the UK Album Chart; as of 2019, it is the last regular studio album by The The, except for three soundtracks. On the album, guitarist Eric Schermerhorn, who had joined The The before the recording of Hanky Panky, takes an active role alongside Matt Johnson, with co-writing credits on six out of twelve tracks; the album received positive reviews from critics with an average Metacritic rating of 75/100. "Boiling Point" - 5:48 "Shrunken Man" - 4:55 "The Whisperers" - 3:20 "Soul Catcher" - 3:15 "Global Eyes" - 4:10 "December Sunlight" - 3:18 "Swine Fever" - 3:39 "Diesel Breeze" - 2:52 "Weather Belle" - 3:47 "Voidy Numbness" - 4:04 "Phantom Walls" - 4:17 "Salt Water" - 2:13