Factory Station – Coach Factory Outlets 2014 http://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 18:04:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2.png Factory Station – Coach Factory Outlets 2014 http://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/ 32 32 Journalists Stabbed and Assaulted in Bangladesh https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/journalists-stabbed-and-assaulted-in-bangladesh/ Wed, 18 May 2022 16:18:14 +0000 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/journalists-stabbed-and-assaulted-in-bangladesh/ New York, May 18, 2022 – Authorities in Bangladesh must conduct a prompt and transparent investigation into two separate attacks on journalist Md Rashid Chowdhury and passer-by Jashim Uddin, and journalists Azim Nihad, Rahul Mahajan and Lokman Halim, said the Committee to Protect Journalists. Wednesday. On the evening of Friday May 13, a group of […]]]>

New York, May 18, 2022 – Authorities in Bangladesh must conduct a prompt and transparent investigation into two separate attacks on journalist Md Rashid Chowdhury and passer-by Jashim Uddin, and journalists Azim Nihad, Rahul Mahajan and Lokman Halim, said the Committee to Protect Journalists. Wednesday.

On the evening of Friday May 13, a group of teenagers stabbed Chowdhury, editor of the private daily Dainik Agrabani Pratidinin the central city of Narayanganj, according to news reports. The teenagers also stabbed Uddin when he tried to intervene, the sources said.

Separately, on the morning of May 8, the brother of a local shark oil factory owner assaulted Nihad, Mahajan and Halim, respectively chief reporter, reporter and cameraman for the private news site. Territorial newsas the three reported on the alleged smuggling of shark products in the southeast town of Cox’s Bazar, according to the Dhaka Grandstand and Nihad, who spoke to CPJ by phone. Nihad told CPJ that a local businessman threatened the three journalists while they were reporting in the area the previous day.

“Bangladesh authorities cannot allow these wanton attacks on journalists in Narayanganj and Cox’s Bazar to go unpunished,” said Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia Program Coordinator in Washington, DC. “Attacking journalists amounts to a fundamental attack on the Bangladeshi people’s right to information. Authorities must conduct prompt and impartial investigations into both incidents, hold the perpetrators accountable and prioritize the safety of journalists. »

On May 13, Chowdhury was returning home when a group of teenagers blocked his way and stabbed him in the right side of the abdomen and in the hand, according to news reports. The teenagers accused Chowdhury of posting news critical of them in Dainik Agrabani Pratidin, which had reported on a clash between two gangs of armed teenagers, according to these sources. The teenagers stabbed Uddin when he tried to help Chowdhury, the sources say.

The teenagers fled the scene when locals arrived after hearing screams, according to the sources, who said Chowdhury and Uddin were treated at a local hospital after the incident. CPJ was unable to determine the full extent of Chowdhury and Uddin’s injuries. Chowdhury did not respond to CPJ’s call and WhatsApp message seeking comment. CPJ was unable to identify Uddin’s contact details.

The Bangladesh National Police did not respond to CPJ’s email request for comment on the Narayangai attack, and CPJ could not find contact details for the Narayangai police.

Syed Sifat Al Rahman, general secretary of the Narayangaj City Press Club, told the Dhaka Grandstand that the police had inspected the scene of the incident, but had not yet registered a case against the attackers. Rahman did not respond to CPJ’s call and WhatsApp message seeking comment.

In another incident, on the morning of May 8, Nihad, Mahajan and Halim were filming outside a shark oil factory in Cox’s Bazar when Mostaq Ahmed, the factory owner’s brother, ran in front of Nihad, grabbed his throat and choked. him, slapped him against his ear, pushed him against a wall and broke his phone, according to Nihad and a photo of the incident he provided to CPJ, posted above.

Ahmed then charged at Hakim, grabbed him to prevent him from filming, pushed him against the wall and broke his camera, Nihad said, adding that Ahmed also pushed Mahajan during the incident.

Ahmed fled the scene when residents arrived, Nihad said, adding that police arrived at the scene in about 10 minutes.

Nihad told CPJ that his throat and the back of his head were in severe pain from the incident and that he had seen a doctor at a local hospital. Salim suffered scratches, but Mahajan was not physically injured, Nihad said.

Nihad told CPJ that on May 7, the day before the attack, Gura Mia, a local businessman with ties to the factory and an alleged shark products smuggling racket, threatened Nihad, Mahajan and Halim while they were reporting in the area. Mia told the three reporters that if he caught up to them again in the area, he would “cut [their] bodies and dump them in the ocean,” according to Nihad.

On May 9, the Sadar Model police station filed a first information report, which opens an investigation, against factory owner Ahmed and Mia in connection with the assault, according to Nihad and a copy of the report, which CPJ reviewed. The report charges the three men with forcible confinement, unlawful assembly, willful injury, attempted murder, robbery and criminal intimidation.

Nihad told CPJ that police raided the Cox’s Bazar area on the night of May 8 but were unable to locate the three defendants, who have since gone into hiding.

Mia did not respond to CPJ’s text message seeking comment. CPJ was unable to identify Ahmed’s contact information. CPJ was unable to locate public statements by either Mia or Ahmed regarding their alleged role in the attack.

Mohammad Abdul Halim, the investigator in charge of the case, and Sheikh Monirul Gias, the officer in charge of the Sadar Model police station, did not respond to CPJ’s requests for comment sent via the messaging app.

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Delhi news highlights: Fire breaks out at factory in Narela, outside Delhi https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/delhi-news-highlights-fire-breaks-out-at-factory-in-narela-outside-delhi/ Mon, 16 May 2022 17:16:09 +0000 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/delhi-news-highlights-fire-breaks-out-at-factory-in-narela-outside-delhi/ Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair a meeting with MPs on ongoing anti-encroachment campaigns in Delhi. It comes days after clashes erupted between residents and Delhi Police personnel during an anti-encroachment campaign by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in Madanpur Khadar on Thursday. Police said AAP MP Amanatullah Khan was arrested while 12 […]]]>

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair a meeting with MPs on ongoing anti-encroachment campaigns in Delhi. It comes days after clashes erupted between residents and Delhi Police personnel during an anti-encroachment campaign by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in Madanpur Khadar on Thursday. Police said AAP MP Amanatullah Khan was arrested while 12 residents, including a woman and her underage daughter, were detained.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced compensation of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of those who died in the Mundka fire on Friday. Those who suffered injuries will receive Rs 50,000 as compensation. Kejriwal also ordered a full investigation into the incident.

Weather-wise, scorching conditions are forecast for the nation’s capital on Sunday, when the maximum temperature could reach around 45 degrees Celsius. At the Safdarjung weather observatory, which serves as a landmark for the city, the maximum temperature recorded on Saturday was 44.2 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal for this time of year.

Delhi Mundka Fire Tragedy Live Updates Today:

When firefighters first received a call about the Mundka fire, they were under the impression that it was a factory and not an office complex with over a hundred people trapped inside.

Delhi Fire Service Chief Atul Garg said he received a first call at 4:40 p.m. and was told the location was a factory. “Assuming it was a factory fire, we sent 10 firefighters to the scene. We were not told the number of people trapped inside. floor and spread to other floors in less than an hour. We saw people trapped inside. This is an office space where WiFi routers, CCTV and other devices are stored. We have called cranes and ambulances for help, currently there are 30 firefighters working on site to contain firefighters and rescue workers,” Garg told The Indian Express on Friday night.

In a tight space between ambulances and fire engines, Ajay Daksh watched the crane put out the fire in an office complex in Mundka. For five hours, he had been shuttling between the building and the nearest hospitals in search of his sister.

“I learned from people that there was a fire in the office where my sister works. I watched the flames and the rescue operation, but I have no idea where my sister is. Bodies are being pulled out and I just hope I don’t have to see the worst,” Ajay said as he chased an ambulance to try and catch a glimpse of another body being swept away.

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Fire breaks out at manufacturing plant in Delhi’s Narela, 25 tenders on site | Latest Delhi News https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/fire-breaks-out-at-manufacturing-plant-in-delhis-narela-25-tenders-on-site-latest-delhi-news/ Sat, 14 May 2022 17:47:22 +0000 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/fire-breaks-out-at-manufacturing-plant-in-delhis-narela-25-tenders-on-site-latest-delhi-news/ According to Delhi Fire Department officials, the fire control room received a call at 9:10 p.m. So far, no one is trapped. The exact picture will only be clear after the fire is extinguished and the factory is searched, firefighters said. The fire broke out at a plastics factory in Delhi’s Narela district. (Representative image) […]]]>

According to Delhi Fire Department officials, the fire control room received a call at 9:10 p.m. So far, no one is trapped. The exact picture will only be clear after the fire is extinguished and the factory is searched, firefighters said.


The fire broke out at a plastics factory in Delhi’s Narela district. (Representative image)

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A fire broke out at a plastic factory in the Narela area of ​​Delhi on Saturday, firefighters said. According to Delhi Fire Department officials, the fire control room received a call at 9:10 p.m. A total of 25 firefighters were dispatched to the scene. So far, no one is trapped. The exact picture will only be clear after the fire is extinguished and the plant is searched, fire officials said. killing 27 people.




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Pullman Railroad Days offers a journey back in time to where it all happened – Chicago Tribune https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/pullman-railroad-days-offers-a-journey-back-in-time-to-where-it-all-happened-chicago-tribune/ Thu, 12 May 2022 16:44:00 +0000 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/pullman-railroad-days-offers-a-journey-back-in-time-to-where-it-all-happened-chicago-tribune/ Imagine traveling in the equivalent of a private business jet in 1914. The Francis L. Suter, a railcar used by business travelers at the time, was more of a rolling lounge equipped with a wood-burning fireplace. Or how about riding the New York Central 3, built in 1928? Once considered the largest capacity executive car […]]]>

Imagine traveling in the equivalent of a private business jet in 1914. The Francis L. Suter, a railcar used by business travelers at the time, was more of a rolling lounge equipped with a wood-burning fireplace.

Or how about riding the New York Central 3, built in 1928? Once considered the largest capacity executive car in the country, it housed two master bedrooms, two queen bedrooms, two showers, a dining room with full meal service, an observation lounge and an open deck at the rear.

There will be plenty of opportunities to reimagine the past and learn how rail travel has shaped American society at Pullman Railroad Days, taking place Saturday and Sunday in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.

Two other Pullman Company cars will be parked for the weekend on the tracks near the Metra station at 111th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. These include the Royal Street, an Art Nouveau-style observation lounge car built in 1950, and the 1956 George M. Pullman, the last sleeper car model made by the company.

To access the railcars, visit the nearby Pullman Railcar Factory and Hotel Florence, take a guided walking tour of the Pullman District, and to see an exhibit of 1940s photos of Chicago railroad workers, visitors can purchase tickets to www.pullmanil.org/specialevents/ for $20 or $25 at Pullman Exhibit Hall 11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Children under 10 enter for free.

Proceeds go to the Historic Pullman Foundation, which since 1973 has supported the historic preservation of the Pullman District, an area originally built as a wagon factory town. Those who join the foundation get 10% off admission.

On Labor Day 2021, the area east of Cottage Grove was designated as being within the boundaries of the Pullman National Monument. Now considered a national park, the old factory and brick townhouse community was once ground zero for a nationwide railroad strike that brought the wheels of American commerce to a halt.

Many believe that what happened there in 1894 marked the beginnings of the American labor movement. Many also believe that the subsequent labor struggles for Black Pullman porters sparked the beginnings of the civil rights movement.

In addition to serving as a starting point for Pullman Railroad Days attractions, the Pullman Exhibit Hall will feature photos of Chicago-area rail yard workers taken in the 1940s by Jack Delano.

Born in 1914, in present-day kyiv, Ukraine, Delano worked for the Farm Security Administration’s photography program, alongside famous American photographers Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans and Gordon Parks. He died in 1997.

One of Delano’s images shows railroad workers who also happen to be relatives of Chicago actor Gary Sinese, according to Julian Jack, executive director of the Historic Pullman Foundation. The circa 1943 photo shows an all-male work crew standing in front of a locomotive in the Indiana Harbor Belt Rail Yard located at 140th and Stewart Streets in Riverdale.

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But the exhibit curated by the Chicago History Museum and the Center for Railroad Photography & Art does more than offer images from the past, Jackson said. “It is also a storytelling exhibit that includes research into the lives of the people depicted in the photos,” he said.

This body of research comes in the form of a diary kept by a Chicago Union Station worker, a video exploring the lives of railroad workers, and lectures given by the railroad enthusiast and author Bon French until 4 p.m.

Pullman factory tours run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visitors can access the first floor of the Hotel Florence from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Railroad executives from across the country have stayed at this luxury hotel while doing business with railcar factory owner George M. Pullman. The Pullman family has frequently occupied the Pullman Suite, which is still under renovation. Pullman named the hotel after his eldest daughter, Florence.

The event also features outdoor music by Chicago’s Prohibition Orchestra, food vendors and, on Saturdays only, vintage cars on display by an Indiana chapter of the Model A Ford Car Club of America.

For a dose of historical context, visitors can also visit the Pullman National Monument and Visitors Center at the northeast corner of 111th and Cottage Grove. Admission is free to the administration building crowned by the clock tower, once used for the design of Pullman Palace carriages. The relics and interactive displays convey the luxury experienced by Pullman Palace Car drivers, as well as the long hours of intense work provided by factory workers and Pullman porters.

Susan DeGrane is a freelance writer for the Daily Southtown.

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Orange and Blue, more direct bus routes offered for you – The Suffolk News-Herald https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/orange-and-blue-more-direct-bus-routes-offered-for-you-the-suffolk-news-herald/ Wed, 11 May 2022 00:12:38 +0000 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/orange-and-blue-more-direct-bus-routes-offered-for-you-the-suffolk-news-herald/ Suffolk Transit could have more new routes in just over a year, its transit manager told the council in a recent briefing. Maria Ptakowski, who has worked with Suffolk Transit since its inception around 10-and-a-half years ago, said she wanted to modify her orange route, one of her busiest residential routes and the one that […]]]>

Suffolk Transit could have more new routes in just over a year, its transit manager told the council in a recent briefing.

Maria Ptakowski, who has worked with Suffolk Transit since its inception around 10-and-a-half years ago, said she wanted to modify her orange route, one of her busiest residential routes and the one that currently crosses nine railway tracks times per trip during the 12 hours a day it is operational.

The new orange route would continue to serve the downtown transfer station, the West Jericho area, the Portsmouth Boulevard Food Lion and Magnolia Gardens, and on the western part of the route it would serve Factory Street and Carolina Road. Ptakowski said the new route would run up and down East Washington Street four times a day.

However, it splits some of the more residential parts of the current route to create a new blue road that would serve neighborhoods south of East Washington Street, also serving Carolina Road and Culloden Street near the Department of Social Services building of the city. She said both routes will be more direct.

“We cover the same area, but now we’re making it easier to get on the bus going in both directions and we’re going to help solve some of the overcrowding that’s happening on this orange route,” Ptakowski told the council. members, “and make it more reliable over time because we’re going to cut all the train tracks that happen on a particular route and it will break by always having to meet the other buses at the transfer station.”

The Saturday service would also be extended to the red route, which begins at the downtown transfer station and travels downtown to Finney Avenue and Pinner Street, on Portsmouth Boulevard to Magnolia Park and Ride, and on North Main Street and Pruden Boulevard to Career College and Academy in Pruden. Currently, other routes serve Red Route areas on weekends.

Last month, Suffolk Transit moved Obici Place and Main Street and Holly Lawn Parkway bus stops from the green route to the red route, allowing the green route to stay on schedule. It indicates that the Red Route stops will be safer.

By July 2025, a new commuter bus line will provide service between the Suffolk Industrial Park area and Portsmouth’s Victory Crossing, a hub for Hampton Roads Transit, which serves the wider Hampton Roads area. SmartScale funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation was approved for the new bus line in fiscal year 2026. Two new buses will be used to provide this service and will be wheelchair accessible.

“I think it’s a good thing to be able to do this,” said Vice Mayor Leroy Bennett, who also suggested putting a crosswalk at the Suburban Drive stop.

A proposed bus route from Suffolk to Windsor would provide service from the town center transfer station to the Windsor Public Library, with stops at Sentara Obici Hospital and Shirley T. Holland Industrial Park in County L Isle of Wight. The county and the city would jointly request SmartScale money for this.

“It will allow us to create… more connection between some of these outlying areas that Suffolk town is very close to and that a lot of people are trying to come and go,” Ptakowski said.

Suffolk Transit is in the early stages of reviewing transport needs in villages such as Chuckatuck and Holland.

“We’re going to make sure that when we create an on-demand zone, which will be a scheduled ride that takes you from point A to point B,” Ptakowski said, “that we’re going to create it in the right zones and make sure that we get them to the right destinations. We don’t want to create a system that doesn’t help anyone.

A public hearing would be required before any changes could be made.

Ptakowski said Suffolk Transit was also looking to make improvements to its bus stops to increase accessibility.

It plans to add a bench and bin to its Suburban Drive and Portsmouth Road stop, and it plans similar upgrades to its stops at Dill Road and Nancy Drive, Holland Road, Holly Lawn Parkway, Main Street Marketplace and Respass Beach and Circle of Burbage.

He also began looking to add a concrete slab and bench to his stop at Nansemond River High School.

“I want more shelter in these areas,” Councilman Donald Goldberg said, “not just blocks, but more shelter. People have to wait, and it’s raining and so on, they have to be covered.

Councilor LeOtis Williams asked how soon a Sunday route could be implemented following the current inquest, which ends May 28. He suggested that if the survey indicated a demand for Sunday service, the city could find the money to make it happen.

Ptakowski, explaining the steps needed for a Sunday route, said it could take a year or more and would largely depend on funding and the design of a route, but Suffolk Transit will consider the results of the survey.

“That would be what we would call a major service change,” Ptakowski said, “because it would be adding a whole new day, so we would have to hold a public hearing. That would take a bit of time. We’ll have to post this for at least 30 days If we were to do something like this I can’t promise it would happen as fast as I would like just for funding reasons but ideally we like to do a lot of our changes in same time, and so we could do it with this set of changes from Exercise 24.

“If the funding is available, there is always the possibility that we could do it before then, but it would take a bit (time) because we also had to figure out the best way to design the route to make sure we do it all the time. service due on a Sunday FY ’24 would be the last one I would try to try.

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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is in Ukraine and will meet with President Zelensky https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/canadian-prime-minister-trudeau-is-in-ukraine-and-will-meet-with-president-zelensky/ Mon, 09 May 2022 00:23:00 +0000 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/canadian-prime-minister-trudeau-is-in-ukraine-and-will-meet-with-president-zelensky/ The first electric train in weeks arrived at Irpin station from kyiv on Saturday, after crossing a recently rebuilt bridge that was destroyed during the war. The bridge, destroyed during the Russian occupation, was one of many key links between Kyiv and western Ukraine – its destruction forced trains to take a longer detour. The […]]]>

The first electric train in weeks arrived at Irpin station from kyiv on Saturday, after crossing a recently rebuilt bridge that was destroyed during the war.

The bridge, destroyed during the Russian occupation, was one of many key links between Kyiv and western Ukraine – its destruction forced trains to take a longer detour. The steel bridge was rebuilt in weeks, a process that would have taken months before the war emergency. Hundreds of railway workers and soldiers worked on the restoration.

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The restored range is only wide enough for one set of lanes. A second bridge next to the one just rebuilt is still under construction. Workers told CNN they worked for 25 days, with crews on site virtually around the clock.

The inaugural train through the span carried the infrastructure minister, the mayor of Irpin and a senior rail executive on a 25-minute journey from Kyiv. According to Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukraine’s infrastructure minister, more than 300 rail and road bridges across the country have been destroyed since the start of the war.

Work is currently underway to rebuild at least 50 of them. Ukrainian railways were indispensable during the war – shuttling supplies and civilians out of the most dangerous parts of Ukraine. It took a huge effort to keep the trains on the tracks; the railroad says 20% of the system is no longer controlled by Ukraine, or cut off by bombing.

Among the workers are not only railway workers from kyiv and Irpin, but also workers from Lviv, who came to help their colleagues.

“These are not someone’s bridges, they are all Ukrainian and we have to restore them all,” said a worker.

Almost everyone CNN has spoken to knows of railroad workers who died during the occupation. During the war, 118 Ukrzaliznytsia employees were killed – some while fighting on the front lines, others just showing up for their regular jobs.

One worker, Vadim Levitsky, 45, barely held back tears as he explained that many of his colleagues were under occupation.

“We tried to help them at every opportunity. We were very happy that they survived. I’m happy that these days I can meet them and talk to them,” Levitsky said.

“We surveyed piles under shelling and more than once heard explosions not far from them,” Levitsky added.

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Employer among 3 detained for raping a teenage girl | Latest Delhi News https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/employer-among-3-detained-for-raping-a-teenage-girl-latest-delhi-news/ Fri, 06 May 2022 19:23:56 +0000 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/employer-among-3-detained-for-raping-a-teenage-girl-latest-delhi-news/ A 15-year-old girl was allegedly drugged and raped by three men, including her 40-year-old employer, on the night of May 4 at a DSIIDC Narela factory outside Delhi, where she worked, police said on Tuesday. Friday. Police said the crime was reported to the Narela Industrial Estate (NIA) Police Station on Friday morning and the […]]]>

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly drugged and raped by three men, including her 40-year-old employer, on the night of May 4 at a DSIIDC Narela factory outside Delhi, where she worked, police said on Tuesday. Friday.

Police said the crime was reported to the Narela Industrial Estate (NIA) Police Station on Friday morning and the suspects were arrested within three hours. The men arrested were identified as Narender, the girl’s employer, and two factory workers, Mohit, 22, and Parvinder, 37.

After sexually assaulting her, the suspects dropped the girl outside her home on their motorbike and threatened to harm her if she told anyone about the incident. The girl remained silent for a day and it was not until Friday that her family members learned of the attack and informed the police, said an officer part of the investigation.

Deputy Police Commissioner (Outer-North) Brijendra Kumar Yadav said the incident happened on May 4 when the girl was working at the factory, where shoe soles and slippers are made.

During the investigation, it was learned that the girl’s employer had asked her to wait in the factory until late hours. “She was offered an alcoholic drink and taken to a room on the top floor of the factory, where the employer and his two workers raped her,” DCP Yadav said.

“We caught the three men from their hideouts in DSIIDC, Narela within three hours of reporting the crime,” the DCP said.

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The original Lotus in North London was there from the start https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/the-original-lotus-in-north-london-was-there-from-the-start/ Wed, 04 May 2022 13:40:00 +0000 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/the-original-lotus-in-north-london-was-there-from-the-start/ Colin Chapman has opened his first Lotus factory in North London. Photo: Joe Bangay/Daily Express/Hulton Archives (Getty Images) London is a fun old place, everywhere you turn seems to have an intriguing story about its past or some secret history you need to uncover. And while you might expect this to be reserved for the […]]]>

A black and white photo of Lotus founder Colin Chapman at his factory in North London.

Colin Chapman has opened his first Lotus factory in North London.
Photo: Joe Bangay/Daily Express/Hulton Archives (Getty Images)

London is a fun old place, everywhere you turn seems to have an intriguing story about its past or some secret history you need to uncover. And while you might expect this to be reserved for the center of town, where Parliament sits, where the Queen lives and all those famous museums, there are some lovely historic spots across the 30-mile-wide city. .

For example, Finsbury Park north of London. This is where I lived my five years in the UK capital, and although it might be considered a place to go if you can’t afford a flat in Hackney or Hampstead (which I couldn’t ), it’s actually pretty awesome.

A photo of the Lotus team standing around a vintage car.

Colin Chapman and his team were looking to “simplify, then add levity”.
Photo: Peter Dunne/Daily Express/Hulton Archives (Getty Images)

A short walk from Finsbury Park, you’ll find the original BBC home at Alexandra Palace, Karl Marx’s grave, and there’s even an underground river system which was covered over to make way for all the houses that now stand there.

But if you’re a car fan, especially a fan of small, lightweight British sports cars, then there’s another less-talked-about monument well worth seeking out. And, this is one i had no idea existed until i left town.

It is the original home of Lotus Cars and after looking for it this week it turns out it’s only a five minute walk from where i used to live. And I didn’t even know it was there!

While the founder of Lotus Colin Chapman been begins to create its very young car brand, his father owned and ran a pub in north London called the Railway Hotel. It was right next to Hornsey station, and the building he lived in still stands today.

A picture of the sign at Hornsey station in North London.

Hornsey station, ideal if you want to go to Kings Cross, Old Street or London Bridge
Photo: Owen Bellwood

When Chapman needed space to start building the Lotus 11 and Elite, he turned to the stables at the back of the hotel. This is where he was going to settle the Lotus engineering company January 1, 1952.

The business began to expand and as well as a manufacturing plant in the stables at the rear of the hotel, Chapman also opened its first showroom for Lotus Cars on the same site.

A photo of the pub which housed the original Lotus factory.

Colin Chapman was here, 1952 IDST.
Photo: Owen Bellwood

But, after less than 10 years of working out the back of the hotel, Lotus had outgrown this cramped North London facility and moved on to bigger and better things. The company opened a factory in Chestnut in 1959.

While Lotus might have left the Railway Hotel, the building still stands today. If you pass by Hornsey station you can see it just outside. It’s at five Tottenham Lane, if you’re interested.

But, unfortunately you won’t find an aging factory or an old Lotus showroom to browse. There’s also no old fashioned pub to rest after the trek north. Instead, there’s a builder’s merchant and a “trendy restaurant and bar,” according to Google.

There are no mention of Lotus or Colin Chapman anywhere on the site. And that seems a shame.

And it can’t be the only automotive history site that’s gone low-key over the years. What places do you know that hold a secret past that we need to hear about?

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Oak Forest business owner’s bed-building effort draws volunteer ‘army of stacked heads’ – Chicago Tribune https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/oak-forest-business-owners-bed-building-effort-draws-volunteer-army-of-stacked-heads-chicago-tribune/ Mon, 02 May 2022 18:53:00 +0000 https://coachfactoryoutlets2014.com/oak-forest-business-owners-bed-building-effort-draws-volunteer-army-of-stacked-heads-chicago-tribune/ Many dogs in America have their own beds, while many children do not. This sad irony motivated Dave King, owner of 4 Paws Playhouse in Oak Forest, to become president of a national non-profit chapter that asks volunteers to build bed frames and deliver them with mattresses and bedding for children in need. With 242 […]]]>

Many dogs in America have their own beds, while many children do not. This sad irony motivated Dave King, owner of 4 Paws Playhouse in Oak Forest, to become president of a national non-profit chapter that asks volunteers to build bed frames and deliver them with mattresses and bedding for children in need.

With 242 chapters across the country, Sleep in Heavenly Peace has built and delivered over 61,000 cribs in the United States and other countries since 2012.

“You don’t realize how widespread the need is. I’ve delivered beds within a mile of my own house,” said King, who lives in Oak Forest and started the Oak Forest chapter in 2018.

Since then, the chapter has produced 350 children’s beds in the southern suburbs of Chicago.

“All the work is done by volunteers,” King said. “No one is paid and no experience is necessary. No special tools are required. We provide everything. If I can do it, anyone can do it.

King and a core group of about 15 volunteers have organized and overseen bed-building events at churches, schools and community facilities, with support from the Rotary Club and Lowe’s Home Improvement, which donates lumber and other materials. The organizations organizing the events donate money for mattresses and bedding.

Fire and police departments, nurses, teachers, social workers, other community service providers, clients and friends helped King locate children in need. And there seem to be a lot of them.

In 2019, 38% of American households with children faced housing problems. These issues included physically inadequate housing, overcrowded housing, or housing costs exceeding 30% of household income, according to the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing & Urban Development.

These housing factors contribute to children not having a bed of their own and may have worsened during the pandemic.

Fortunately, King has made it a point to constantly involve new volunteers and organizations to help meet the demand for beds.

The chapter’s Facebook page allows people to request beds or sign up as volunteers to participate in regular bed-building events in the southern suburbs. Churches and schools are among the most frequent venues for events, attracting enthusiastic volunteers. King affectionately calls the growing group “an army of layered heads.”

Andy Neu, a former chaplain and director of campus ministry at Marist High School, is a deacon and associate director of mission and ministry at St. Barnabas Catholic Parish in Beverly.

“When I was at Marist, I brought the organization over and had a bunk bed built there,” Neu said. “We did the work, and it was very successful. It was very good to do that.

Neu wanted to bring that same experience of helping others to the members of St. Barnabas Parish. He also recently inspired them to raise $3,500 to buy mattresses and bedding for the Oak Forest group. Recently, Neu and about 50 volunteers spent three hours making bed frames in the church parking lot.

About thirty volunteers are from the parish. The others were seasoned regulars who had started volunteering with King at other events.

The parking lot looked like a factory production line with several stations. With warm, sunny weather on their side, the volunteers sawed boards at the first station. At another station, volunteers sanded down the pieces of wood to prevent children from getting splinters in their hands.

“We’re a little dusty,” said Cathy O’Loughlin, a ward member of 42 years. “But I’m not complaining. I love the goal. We helped build something to benefit children in need.

Lindsey Paula, another church member, spent the afternoon with O’Loughlin sanding the bed pieces. “I heard about it in the church bulletin and saw it as an opportunity to give back,” she says.

Children under 12 could not participate because the effort involved the use of power tools, saws and drills, but Paula’s son, Halas Paula, is 14 and will be graduating this spring from the St. Barnabas School. He also sanded the parts of the bed and stained the headboards. “It’s fun to do this stuff,” he said. “I like to help.”

Oak Forest retiree John Blazek regularly brings his grandson Zack Kwiat to bed-building events. They spent Sunday afternoon using power drills to drill holes for wood screws and screw the bed pieces together.

Kwiat said her father, Jason Kwiat, discovered the volunteer effort when he took the family dog ​​to 4 Paws Playhouse. Sometimes all three generations volunteer together.

“We’ve done three or four a year since March 2019,” Blazek said. “Wherever Dave (King) lines things up, we come.”

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Young Kwiat, a seventh grader at Central Middle School, approached his teachers to plan a June bed-building event at the school. “It feels good to be able to help others who are not in the best situation,” he said.

Other volunteers stoked a fire to heat branding irons bearing the acronym Sleep in Heavenly Peace, SHP. The hammering of the irons into the headboards gave off plumes of smoke carried away by the warm breeze.

Like several other volunteers, Marty Wirtz also seemed to feel good helping out. He worked at the last station, soaking the headboards in a large square plastic tub filled with a homemade, non-toxic stain made from vinegar and steel wool.

“I think of kids putting their heads on the ground and that’s not good,” he said. “They need a bed.” His wife, Maudie Wirtz, who also volunteered at the event, nodded in agreement.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace Oak Forest Chapter service area includes Blue Island, Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, Robbins, Tinley Park, Country Club Hills, Orland Park, Oak Forest, Midlothian, Crestwood, Worth, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Chicago, Ridge and Oak Lawn.

The Oak Forest Chapter plans to expand services in May to Hickory Hills, Justice, Palos Park, Alsip, Posen, Harvey, Markham, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Park Forest and Richton Park.

Susan DeGrane is a freelance writer for the Daily Southtown.

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