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Gerry Malone

Peter Gerald "Gerry" Malone is a British Conservative politician who served as an MP from 1983–87 and again from 1992–97. Born in Glasgow, Malone was educated at St Aloysius' College and attended the University of Glasgow, he was the Conservative candidate at the February 1974 general election for the Glasgow Provan constituency, where he was defeated by Labour's Hugh Brown. He made other unsuccessful attempts to be elected to the House of Commons at Glasgow Pollok in October 1974, Roxburgh and Selkirk at the 1979 general election, the Glasgow Hillhead by-election in 1982, he was elected as the MP for Aberdeen South in 1983, in a landslide victory for the Conservative Party, but lost the seat to Frank Doran of Labour at the 1987 general election. He re-entered parliament in 1992, he was appointed a Minister of State at the Department of Health in 1994, when Virginia Bottomley was the Secretary of State. Malone unexpectedly lost his Winchester seat at the 1997 general election by two votes, to the Liberal Democrat candidate Mark Oaten.

Malone challenged the result in the high court, it was declared void, causing a by-election. Malone trailed Oaten by 21,566 votes in the resulting by-election. Malone was chairman of Regent-GM, a supplier of generic drugs to the National Health Service and a subsidiary of Nadhmi Auchi's General Mediterranean Holding; the company was wound up in 2004 after being accused of colluding with five other pharmaceuticals companies to overcharge the NHS for drugs. Malone served until September 2014 as a non-executive chairman of Ultrasis, which specialises in computerised cognitive behavioural therapy software, he is chairman of a range of US mutual funds and serves on the board of the Washington-based Mutual Funds Directors Forum. Malone was Scottish Editor of The Sunday Times from 1987 - 1990 and a broadcaster on BBC Radio Scotland and Radio Clyde 1987 - 1992, he is Opera Critic of ReactionLife, an online news and arts publication. Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Gerry Malone


Haversham is a village in the Borough of Milton Keynes, England. It is situated to the north of Milton Keynes near Wolverton and about 5 miles north of Central Milton Keynes. With Little Linford, it forms the civil parish of Haversham-cum-Little Linford, it is separated from the Milton Keynes urban area by the River Great Ouse. The village name is an Old English word that means'Haefer's homestead'. In the Domesday Book of 1086, when it belonged to the Peverell family, it was listed as Havresham; the ancient manor house in the village, fortified in 1304, was burnt down, but parts of it still remain in a farm house just outside the main village. Haversham was once a village of farm-workers' dwellings; as of 2012, only Hill Farm, Grange Farm and Crossroads Farm remain as active working farms. The village has two distinct settlements separated by farmland; the older part of the village contains the manor house. It lies at elevations between 60 metres and 65 metres above mean sea level, just above the flood plain of the Ouse.

In the 1930s,'New Haversham' was built nearer Wolverton, to house staff working at the Wolverton railway works nearby. New Haversham contains the primary school and is on ground at elevations between 65 metres and 75 metres, overlooking the Ouse Valley. In the 1970s, ARC dug the river meadows near the site of the old village of Stanton Low for gravel extraction, leaving behind the large man made lakes that surround Haversham to the south today; these lakes are the home to the Hanson Centre and to the Haversham Sailing Club, one of the sailing clubs around Milton Keynes. Just south of Haversham beside the road to Wolverton, is the Wolverton Railway Viaduct over the valley of the river Great Ouse, of a Stephenson's design, carrying the West Coast Main Line; the village gave its name to HMS Haversham, a Ham class minesweeper. Haversham is in the civil parish of Haversham-cum-Little Linford, which includes Little Linford; this merged parish was formed in 1934 following a County Review order. It formed part of the Newport Pagnell Rural District until 1974, when it became part of the borough of Milton Keynes.

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Villa San Giovanni railway station

Villa San Giovanni railway station is the main railway station serving the town and comune of Villa San Giovanni, in the region of Calabria, southern Italy. It Opened in 1884, it forms part of the Battipaglia–Reggio di Calabria railway; the station is managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana. However, the commercial area of the passenger building is managed by Centostazioni; the station's main line train services are operated on behalf of Trenitalia. Each of these companies is a subsidiary of Italy's state-owned rail company; as the main point of arrival and departure of rail passengers between the mainland and Sicily, the station is a rail facility of national importance. In terms of passenger movements, it is the second busiest station in the Reggio Calabria urban area, one of the busiest in the region. Additionally, it is a transit point for all of the goods transported by rail between the mainland and Sicily. Villa San Giovanni railway station is situated at Piazza Stazione, at the western edge of the town centre.

It occupies Villa San Giovanni's waterfront area, between the town centre and the ferry terminal for ferries to Sicily. The station was opened on 20 May 1884, together with the rest of the 12 km long section of the Southern Tyrrhenian railway between Reggio Calabria Lido and Villa San Giovanni. Soon afterwards, the construction company, the Società Vittorio Emanuele, handed over the facility to the new Società per le Strade Ferrate del Mediterraneo; the latter company completed the Southern Tyrrhenian railway in 1895. In that year, the importance of the station grew because for travellers coming from Sicily it was more convenient to take a ferry straight to Villa San Giovanni than to travel, as before, via the port of Reggio Calabria. On 1 March 1905, the station was connected by a new short railway with the Villa ferry port; this development facilitated the introduction of ferry services carrying railway rolling stock. As time went on, the importance of Villa San Giovanni increased, to the detriment of Reggio Calabria, as the Tyrrhenian rail route to central and northern Italy was shorter than the alternative route via the Jonica railway.

Movement of rail traffic across the Strait of Messina was increased and strengthened by the introduction of Villesi cradles. The passenger building was built as a project of architect Roberto Narducci; the station is served by the following service: High speed services Rome - Naples - Salerno - Lamezia Terme - Reggio di Calabria Intercity services Rome - Naples - Salerno - Lamezia Terme - Messina - Palermo Intercity services Rome - Naples - Salerno - Lamezia Terme - Messina - Siracusa Intercity services Rome - Naples - Salerno - Lamezia Terme - Reggio di Calabria Night train Rome - Naples - Messina - Siracusa Night train Milan - Messina - Siracusa Night train Turin - Reggio di Calabria Regional services Cosenza - Lamezia Terme - Rosarno - Villa San Giovanni - Reggio di Calabria Metropolitan services Rosarno - Villa San Giovanni - Reggio di Calabria - Melito di Porto Salvo Six tracks at the station are used for passenger services. The goods yard is large, its sidings are arranged into three distinct groups.

The station has a bus terminus for Costa Viola buses. It offers interchange with ferries to Sicily. Reggio Calabria Centrale railway station History of rail transport in Italy List of railway stations in Calabria Rail transport in Italy Railway stations in Italy Media related to Villa San Giovanni railway station at Wikimedia Commons This article is based upon a translation of the Italian language version as at January 2011

Tony Brown (rugby league)

Tony Brown is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1950s and 1960s. An Australian international and New South Wales interstate representative five-eighth, lock forward, he played club football in Sydney's NSWRFL Premiership, captaining Newtown and Penrith in their inaugural season. While playing in Sydney's NSWRFL Premiership for the Newtown club, Brown gained representative selection in the City New South Wales team. In 1958 he was selected to make his début for the Australian national team. 335. He missed the decider due to injury; the following year he played three tests against New Zealand and was selected for the Australian national team to go on the 1959–60 Kangaroo tour, playing at five-eighth in the first test against France. Having been released by Newtown in 1964, Brown was signed by second division club Penrith, who gained entry into the first division premiership for the 1967 NSWRFL season, he captained Penrith in the opening rounds of their inaugural season before a leg injury ended his season.

For the Newtown Jets' centenary celebrations the club named its'Team of the Century' which included Brown as a five-eighth

Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B

The Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang C151B is the fifth generation Electric multiple unit rolling stock in operation on the North South and East West Lines of Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit system. 45 trains were purchased and all of them have been delivered to Singapore as of 12 April 2017. SMRT took delivery of the first 2 train cars on 21 May 2015; these trains increased frequency for North South Line and East West Line. These trains retain the same IGBT-VVVF found on C151A and it is the first train to have a white front with a smaller logo; these trains are the first to be fitted with STARiS 2.0, embedded in the door's overhead panels, as factory stock and the first amongst the rolling stock used on the North South Line and East West Line to have electric door actuators rather than the traditional pneumatic door actuators on previous generations of rolling stock, allowing smoother and more reliable door operations, reducing delays. The first C151B train made its debut on the North South Line on 16 April 2017.

Although there were some C151Bs housed in Tuas Depot since the inception of the Tuas West Extension, C151Bs did not begin revenue service on the full-stretch of the East West Line only until on 27 May 2018, when the line switched to the new signalling system. C151Bs running on the EWL before that only ran on the Tuas West Extension, between Gul Circle and Tuas Link. Only that section had the new signalling system installed. On 27 May 2018, all 45 C151B trains have entered service on East West Line. In the turnkey Contract C151B, 3 tenderers were shortlisted – Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd/Kawasaki Heavy Industries Pte Ltd Consortium, CRRC Zhuzhou/Siemens, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles. On 23 August 2012, the Land Transport Authority awarded the tender to Kawasaki Heavy Industries at a price of S$281,508,884.00. Subsequently, the tender results were released to the public on 27 August 2012. Kawasaki will be responsible for the overall project management, manufacturing of bogies and procurement of major components.

CRRC Sifang will be in charge of manufacturing, final fitting and assembly of complete MRT trains and factory testing. Kawasaki will be responsible for the delivery of complete MRT trains to the depot, on-site testing and commissioning; the new MRT trains are scheduled to be delivered to Singapore from 2015 onwards. The C151B trains is the fourth commuter type Electric Multiple Unit made in Japan to feature electric systems manufactured by Fuji Electric. Propulsion is controlled by VVVF Inverter with 2-level IGBT semiconductor controller, rated at 415 kVA; each inverter unit controls two motors on one bogie, one motor car features two of such units. Motors are three-phase AC induction type, model MLR109, with a maximum output of 140 kW. Instead of other trains which use the older STARIS system, the C151B is the first train type equipped with STARIS 2.0 which consists of 2 LCD screens displaying the travel information, such as the upcoming stations the train will arrive at, door closing warnings and attractions nearby the station.

The configuration of a C151B in revenue service is DT-M1-M2-M2-M1-DT The car numbers of the trains range from x601 to x690, where x depends on the carriage type. Individual cars are assigned a 4 digit serial number. A complete six-car trainset consists of an identical twin set of one driving trailer and two motor cars permanently coupled together. For example, set 601/602 consists of carriages 3601, 1601, 2601, 2602, 1602 and 3602; the first digit identifies the car number, where the first car has a 3, the second has a 1 & the third has a 2. The second digit is always a 6, part of the identification numbers The third digit and fourth digit are the train identification numbers. A full length train of 6 cars have 2 different identification numbers. For example, 629/630 or 629/640. Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang built sets 601–690 Currently, it is the second train with SMRT's new white pixelated livery with red and black colour scheme, similar to Bukit Panjang LRT's C801A, as compared to the older SMRT trains.

The C151B trains are the first trains to have a full white front unlike the older batch of trains with a black front. The first eight trains manufactured from 2015 received the new livery with the older SMRT logos, while subsequent trains manufactured from 2016 were painted with new SMRT logos. Both orders for Singapore Subway Train 132 LTA Kawasaki-CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B - SGTrains Kawasaki-CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B - sgWiki Kawasaki-CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B - Land Transport Guru Kawasaki-CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B -