They defeated Vanuatu today by a huge margin, scoring 13 tries in a final scoreline of 80-7.Pukpuks’ first try was scored by Zion Reto eight minutes into the game. Another try came eight minutes later through Lindsey Yabone which took PNG up to 10-0 followed by the third try, by winger William Tirang 19 minutes into the game.A successful conversion by Richard Aitsi sent the score to 17-0.Vanuatu bounced back 25 minutes into the game with their first and only try through centre Dick Taiwia followed by a conversion from by Malau Manaroto, to reduce the gap to 17-7.With 15 minutes left to half time, PNG sailed through, putting another three tries on the board through Robin Loma, Shane Auakai and Eugene Ivankin to increase their lead to 34-7 at half time despite a yellow card awarded to Jimmy Gissua for a dangerous tackle in the 35th minute. Pukpuks sailed through the second half, scoring another eight tries through Yabone, Zion Reto, Eliud Hosea (two tries), Gissua, Ricky John, Joe Moke and Graham Karepa and taking them to victory.The final is being played between Fiji and Tonga for the first and second spot.
A bald eagle found injured on state Highway 14 on Tuesday was treated in Portland at a wildlife care center.The bald eagle has a fractured wing and damage to one of its eyes, said Lacy Campbell, manager of the care center at Audubon Society of Portland.Campbell said the injuries appear consistent with what typically happens in eagle-versus-vehicle collisions, and they appear to be recent.“Fractured wings are not too problematic,” she said. “But we don’t know if there’s internal damage.”Washington State Patrol responded to reports of the injured bald eagle walking on or near the highway around 9:30 a.m. The eagle was unable to fly, troopers said.Passers-by guided the eagle off to the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of the highway near Southeast Ellsworth Road. The Audubon Society picked it up.The wildlife caretakers in Portland wrapped the eagle’s damaged wing and gave it pain medication. For now, they’re trying to leave the bird alone.
VDL Receives Order For 43 Electric Buses In The Netherlands Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on April 4, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Heuliez GX437 electric busHeuliez wrote that this order comes as a reward after years of research & development. Hopefully, European and North American manufacturers will be able to compete with Chinese bus manufacturers.“The choice for the GX437 was made because of the unique battery package (Li-ion NMCG battery system) which can be charged in a flexible way: slow overnight charging or/and fast opportunity charging during day. This means the buses can be operated without any limitations of range.The GX 437 ELEC has strong competitive advantages, offering high quality standards, reliability and excellent performances. The structure is made of 100 % stainless steel, the body is in composite panels for a lower weight and the chassis has a reinforced protection.More than 100 people can be transported in excellent conditions comfort, in a luminous passenger’s cabin flooded with natural light thanks to a translucent articulation and the additional triangular windows located on the front platform.Being distinguished from classic buses, with its distinctive BRT front face, its faired roof and its wheel covers, the GX 437 ELEC combine timeless and refined design and elegance and are perfectly realizing the synthesis between a unique journey and the requirements of a bus service.” Brussels Airport Switches To Electric Buses With BYD See Also First Mercedes-Benz eCitaro Starts Service In Berlin Source: Electric Vehicle News Looks great and drives electricMore and more bus manufacturers in Europe are scoring significant orders for electric vehicles. French company Heuliez Bus recently received its biggest order for the 18m articulated electric buses GX437.Dutch agency QBUZZ ordered 49 GX437 for Groningen – Drenthe region, with an option for 51 more. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in December 2019.“The buses will be operated in the north of The Netherlands were the largest electric fleet will be implemented in December 2019. Heuliez Bus will deliver a first batch of 49 units for the start of this concession. There is an option to replace within 4 years another 51 units in order to make the Q-Link fleet completely electric.The Q-link lines are connecting the largest cities in the region and therefor they are giving a high level of comfort to the passengers. This translates in intercity seats, USB- connections between the seats, free WiFi and adapted climatization.”