This system is called a TOTAL OPERATING PROCEDURES SYSTEM or TOPS for short, basicaly it a numerical identification system where each number stands for some statistic of the type of train. By using these numbers it is far easier for a railway controller or planner to see what equipment is available to him in an easy to comprehend format. With the amount of rolling stock operated by railway companies, it is easier to identify a loco or coach in this way rather than having reams and reams of paperwork that give exact details of every vehicle..
Continue reading this postAccess to information: Does Canada need to be more open with data?TTC bus driver: Do you often see your local drivers texting?The Toronto Sun on Thursday published a picture sent by a reader of a TTC bus driver driving while texting on a mobile device. (Toronto Sun)The Toronto Transit Commission is coming under fire after the emergence of a picture. Continue reading this post.
When will the more colonially minded Brits realise that they don’t have an empire any more? They should just grow up and realise that the Parthenon marbles are just as “at home” in the British Museum as a deep sea bass is in the Sahara. The Parthenon marbles (as the name suggests) belong in the Parthenon they are part of a whole structure, and were only removed and sold by people who had no rights to it anyway. For the UK to hang on to them and for people to claim that the Brits have some kind of rights to them (as the receivers of stolen goods, presumably) is to cling desperately to the past.
Can go into the woods and be a jackass, says Le Corre. You can hurt yourself. This system teaches people to move naturally, the way humans are supposed to, but with good technique, form and balance. Egg nog can be enjoyed on its own as a non alcoholic drink, or you can add brandy or rum for a winter cocktail. To dilute the rich flavor (and to save a few calories) we often cut egg nog with 2% milk (2 parts egg nog to 1 part milk). Enjoy eggnog cold or warm.
Other than a brief foray into a brash, more guitar driven sound on Impeach My Bush, the bulk of the Peaches canon finds the artist resorting to her default musical mode: a deadpan half rapped growl over squelchy beats.Peaches’ new album, I Feel Cream, may be her most shocking release to date. Why? Because the over the top performer challenges herself to step up as a musician, resulting in some remarkably good disco tunes that reveal Peaches is a decent club singer. This will come as no shock to those who remember Nisker from her pre electro trash days, when she was half of a coffeehouse folk duo known as Mermaid Cafe.)Happily, she’s smart enough to have recruited some solid producers to create slinky, synthesized dancefloor friendly backdrops for her tunes.