- They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
- Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
- They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
- They fell with their faces to the foe.
- They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
- Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
- At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
- We will remember them.
- They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
- They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
- They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
- They sleep beyond England's foam
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Driverless cars will be tested for the first time in a UK town after £1.5m was made available from the government.
Twenty driver-operated vehicles will be running by 2015, but it is hoped 100 fully automated versions will be introduced by 2017, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said.The "pods", which will travel at 12mph (19km/h), will ferry people around Milton Keynes on designated pathways.
Similar pods currently operate at Heathrow Airport.
It forms part of a £75m government scheme to enable businesses to make and test low carbon technologies, which it says will keep the UK at the forefront of engine design and help to safeguard up to 30,000 jobs in engine production.
The electric-powered pods can be booked via a smartphone app and will be able to accommodate two passengers.
While travelling, they will use sensors to avoid obstacles.'Cutting edge'
In the automated versions, passengers travelling to their selected destination will be able to browse the internet, check emails, read the newspaper and play games inside the pod. The cost of each journey has not yet been decided.
If successful, they could be used in other towns and cities across the UK, the government said.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said: "By 2050, very few - if any - new cars will be powered solely by the traditional internal combustion engines, so it is important that the UK car industry is at the cutting edge of low carbon technologies."
Early collaborators on the project include the engineering firm Arup and the universities of Cambridge and Oxford.
Google has been licensed to experiment with driverless vehicles in the US, claiming that in testing it logged more than 300,000 miles (482,803km) in its cars without an accident.
This will be the fourth year this service has been offered and in conjunction with the Royal British Legion the service has become an important feature for veterans travelling to ceremonies in Central London
Taxis will be available from 8am from most major rail stations and British Legion locations.
London Taxi Drivers will assemble on Westminster Bridge to observe the period of silence. There will then be a free shuttle service to ferry veterans to locations in London.
Taxi drivers are giving their time without any payment whatsoever and Transport for London has no involvement in this service.
This year there will be opportunity to see and ride in old London Taxis from the early part of the 20th Century.
One of the taxis used in Downton Abbey will also be on Westminster Bridge after the Ceremonies.
For further information contact
Jonathan 07890696764 (Press Officer)
United Cabbies Group
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
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