Yellow Buses has taken delivery of eight new-generation double-deckers at a cost of 1.6 million.The Bournemouth-based company, which is part of the RATP Group, has also refurbished five double-deckers acquired in 2014, bringing them up to company specifications.All 13 buses have leather seats and wood-effect floors, while the newly purchased vehicles boast some of the cleanest engines available on the market.The eight new Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 3 single-door double-deckers are on Volvo B5TL chassis, and can carry up to 98 passengers (75 seated and 23 standing).They are equipped with the latest Volvo D5K 5-litre Euro 6 diesel engine, providing increased fuel efficiency and improved air quality emissions.Yellow Buses is the first bus company in England to acquire the B5TL vehicles.Their arrival means that Yellow Buses will now be running 24 double-deckers on its flagship routes 1b and 1c, linking Poole and Christchurch/Somerford in Dorset. Andrew Smith, Managing Director, Yellow Buses, says: â€œThese new double-deckers will allow our passengers to travel in comfort and style on some of the most environmentally-friendly buses available anywhere in the UK.â€He added: â€œOur job is not just to get passengers to their location safely but ensure their journey is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Leather seats and wood-effect floors play an important role in this.â€Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 137 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 450.It carries more than 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area.
Zam Fredrick made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 33.5 seconds left, and the Yellow Jackets held the Eagles (11-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) without a field goal for more than 11 minutes. 1 Duke 82, at Wake Forest 64 J.J. Redick scored 32 points with old nemesis Chris Paul watching from a front-row seat to lead the Blue Devils (14-0, 2-0 ACC). Paul, a former Wake Forest star, is a rookie with the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets. at 4 Memphis 73, Winthrop 63 Rodney Carney had 21 points and Darius Washington scored seven of his 14 during a key stretch to help the Tigers (13-2). Carney shot 7 of 14, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range. at Ga. Tech 60, 11 Boston Coll. 58 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Hey, freelance creatives! You’re multi-talented, multi-faceted makers, doers, and creators. You’re smart. You’re talented. And you’re looking for work.Here’s where to find it.Before you begin…First things first, let’s get you situated with a portfolio of your accomplishments. Yes, you developers can build your sites from scratch, but what about those of us who couldn’t code our way out of a paper bag?Wordpress is great for building sites, and it’s really intuitive. So is Tumblr, with a few tweaks — my portfolio’s hosted there. Another good platform is Wix. For the heavily visual among us, try Carbonmade, Squarespace, or Behance.Put up your work. Show off your versatility, or if you specialize, make a note of it. The most recent work you’ve done, and your best work, should be at the top– and chronological order isn’t the only way you need to flow. Highlight your accomplishments! Be shameless!And once you’ve got a killer portfolio (more on that here) and you’re feeling good about your creative cred…Start the job hunt here[NYFA](http://www.nyfa.org/jobs NYFA), or the New York Foundation for the Arts, is one of the biggest arts-related job posting sites. Though they’re based in New York, I’ve also seen listings for jobs in California, Florida, and the tri-state area. NYFA lists a lot of creative gigs and has an emphasis on arts admin, gallery/curatorial, and studio-based work, so for those of you who have fine art backgrounds, check it out!Ed2010 is a magazine jobs site, with postings ranging from print glossies to daily media news-cycle gigs. There’s something for everyone, and it looks out for students and young freelancers — companies have to pay a fee to post any gig that’s “unpaid.”Behance is a creative network and portfolio site, and its listings are pretty great. It features postings from big names as well as small startups and indie companies, and is excellent for designers and developers.Authentic Jobs is great for designers and developers, but also for those specializing in content strategy and management. It has listings with filters for category and time commitment so you can quickly narrow down your search.Join the nation’s largest group representing the new workforce (it’s free!)Become a memberDribbble is a hub for designers. It’s got portfolios and profiles on-site, so you can sign up and showcase your work within the platform, then click over to the postings. Its listings are refreshingly not-NY-centric. Though if you really want to get out of New York, try…We Work Remotely is, you guessed it, all about working from…not the office. Lots of developer gigs, but other opportunities are posted as well. Perfect for freelancers who find themselves all over the place!Krop is a creative jobs board that also has in-house portfolios. It’s a huge platform for candidates at all levels of expertise. It features some big name employers, like Condé Nast, too.Twitter — Yes, you can use Twitter to get a gig! Twitter is a great networking tool, with a lot less formality than a traditional jobs board. Read more about using Twitter to find gigs here.Work Work Work — There’s a Hive for this too! And it’s huge. With almost 1,000 members and growing, Work Work Work is the place to go if you want to work for or hire other trusted Freelancers Union members.So happy hunting, freelancers! And if you have any more job tips, feel free to share!Larissa Pham is an artist and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She feels a little weird about the hed on this blog post but it was useful, right?
As Labour members who campaigned for Kate Hoey at the last General Election despite many of us disagreeing with her about Brexit, we are appalled at the way in which she is demonstrating that her personal views take priority over representing her constituents and our Party by voting to enable this rotten, inept Government to stay in office. Vauxhall is an inner city constituency whose diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial community have suffered eight years of Tory cuts and austerity, yet our MP is voting to prop up that Tory government and for a Tory Brexit which threatens job, peace in Northern Ireland and the future of the NHS. For this we condemn her.We will be supporting the motion of censure being put to Vauxhall Labour Party’s General Committee on 26 July 2018, and its demands that(a) the Leader of the Labour Party suspend Kate Hoey from the Parliamentary Labour Party and remove the Whip; and (b) that the National Executive Committee declare Kate Hoey ineligible for re-selection as a parliamentary candidate. Tags:Labour Party /Kate Hoey /Vauxhall /Labour /deselection /Brexit /Vauxhall Labour /Vauxhall Momentum / Labour members in Kate Hoey’s seat are advancing plans to deselect their MP over her locally unpopular Brexit views.Tonight activists in the Constituency Labour Party will hold a general committee meeting that will see delegates vote on a motion of censure against Hoey. It calls for her to have the Labour whip removed and to be ruled ineligible for future selection. The local Momentum group has passed a similar motion.Ahead of the meeting, which Hoey will not attend as she is acting as an adviser to the Zimbabwe elections, the MP has shared a report that updates members on her response to the criticisms being levelled at her. She will also send a statement to be read out at the meeting.In her report, Hoey explains: “Whilst many of you may disagree with my views, I have voted in line with the manifesto and the result of the referendum – to leave the single market and the customs union… All my votes are on the issue being debated and not in support of the government.”According to a Labour source, Vauxhall Labour meetings have been particularly “acrimonious” since Hoey was pictured on a boat with Ukip’s Nigel Farage during the Brexit campaign. But some members were already displeased by the MP’s criticisms of Lambeth Council.Views vary across the party as to whether Hoey should be deselected. Unsurprisingly, Labour Leavers are less keen: Brendan Chilton last week wrote for LabourList ‘in defence of Kate Hoey’. It is also pointed out by more Brexit-sympathetic Corbynites that she stayed loyal to Jeremy Corbyn during the 2016 leadership coup.If the motion of censure passes at local party level, Labour’s ruling national executive committee will be asked to advise on whether an early trigger ballot is possible.UPDATE on 27th July: The motion of censure was passed unanimously.Kate Hoey has been contacted for comment.Below is the full amended motion going to Vauxhall Labour GC tonight. (Original text in italics.)This CLP notes that in June 2017 Kate Hoey was elected on a manifesto which explicitly rejected Theresa May’s approach to Brexit and that she pledged in a letter to constituents that she endorsed Labour’s plans.This CLP censures Kate Hoey MP for repeatedly reneging on those commitments, and ignoring the clearly stated views of her constituents and the national and local Labour Party.MPs must have the right to vote with their conscience and against the Party Whip on matters of principle. However, this right cannot extend to collaborating with the ERG and DUP by co-signing an amendment to the Trade Bill making it illegal for the UK government to make customs arrangements for Northern Ireland separate to Great Britain, thereby undermining the Good Friday Agreement and contravening Labour Party policy of trying to prevent a hard border; and to propping up a failing government by voting against an amendment to Clause 18 of the Trade Bill when Tory whips had made it clear that defeat could lead to an immediate general election, an election which Labour is widely expected to win.This CLP recognises Kate’s hard work as a constituency MP and that there have been many issues on which she has taken a principled stand which have not necessarily been supported by all local Party activists. However, we believe that the accumulation of her actions and statements over the years, culminating in her supporting this reactionary Government and a Tory Brexit which will threaten jobs, peace in Northern Ireland and the future of the NHS, and undermine workers’ rights and environmental and other standards, cannot be deemed to be compatible with Labour’s core beliefs and values. Examples of this go far beyond her views on EU membership and include:Working for Boris Johnson when he was London Mayor; chairing the Countryside Alliance and supporting fox hunting, despite representing an inner city constituency; supporting elitist grammar schools; attacking Labour’s ban on hand guns following the Dunblane massacre; colluding with Nigel Farage, UKIP and the leave.eu campaign during the referendum; failing to condemn the Breaking Point poster; acceptance of funds from Arron Banks (whose finances are currently under investigation); and her lack of endorsement or campaigning for official Labour candidates during the recent Council elections, instead openly praising Green Party candidates.This CLP therefore requests(a) That the Leader of the Labour Party and Chief Whip suspend Kate Hoey from the Parliamentary Labour Party and remove the Whip; and (b) That the National Executive Committee declare Kate Hoey ineligible for re-selection or endorsement as a Labour Party parliamentary candidate.Below is the motion passed by Vauxhall Momentum.