Northern Enterprises is pleased to announce the commencement of the North-Link network on Friday, May 4th, 1:45 pm at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Senator Patrick Leahy and other dignitaries will be on hand to formally launch construction of this fiber optic high-speed network. The fiber optic system will serve as a backbone for broadband access throughout the Northeast Kingdom where major areas have been sidelined from high speed internet access. North-Link is a $ 10 million fiber optic network designed by Northern Enterprises, in cooperation with the Economic Development Council of Northern Vermont, that encompasses eight Vermont Counties, three States and two countries. The network is a public-private partnership with financial backing coming from the federal government, local businesses and communities.
INTRO: The first of two pre-production TER regional diesel trainsets for French National Railways was unveiled at Orléans on March 26NINE of France’s 20 région presidents attended the ceremonies at Orléans station on March 26 to mark the arrival of French National Railways’ first TER diesel trainset. Their presence was more than symbolic; 11 of the régions are buying 105 of the streamlined railcars at Fr24·75m each to take over local and cross-country passenger services outside the Paris suburban area.The arrival of the first set at the capital of Centre région came almost three years after Centre’s President Maurice Dousset signed the joint development convention with SNCF on behalf of the régions. The two pre-series units are due to enter revenue service on Centre’s Paris – Chateaudun – Vend
Press Association The message from Coutinho’s own mother was read out prior to Liverpool’s defeat of City at Anfield in April, a game in which the Brazilian himself went on to score a superb winner. The 22-year-old told CNN Sport: “I was so anxious for it to be my turn, for the manager to read the letter from my mum. “I waited and waited for it. The manager had spoken to the mothers of every player in the team, he’d been reading a message before every game for months and finally my turn had come. “At first, I didn’t know that the manager would be reading a letter from her, then he mentioned her name and I was really overwhelmed. It said she loved me, is proud of me, is always with me and missing me. “There was more, but those are just the words I needed to hear. It filled me up. The other players were also really moved because every week, regardless of whose mother it was with the message, we were all inspired and emotional. “We were getting really strong, powerful words and it pushed us so much.” That victory – coupled with City’s failure to beat Sunderland in their game in hand three days later – put Liverpool in control of the title race and on course for a first league crown since 1990. But the Reds were unable to press home that advantage, losing to Chelsea and then drawing at Crystal Palace to hand the initiative back to City. Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho has revealed how the Reds’ title push last year was inspired partly by the players’ mothers. Coutinho says manager Brendan Rodgers struck on an unusual motivational tactic of reading letters from mums as his side charged towards Barclays Premier League glory. Liverpool ultimately fell just short, losing out to Manchester City by two points, but Coutinho has spoken of how the messages had a profound effect in the dressing room.