Volvo sees success with two new coach models

first_imgFirst MCV-bodied Project 523 entry-level model handed over as range-topping 9900 generates businessThe first ‘Project 523’, an MCV-bodied Volvo B11R, was handed overVolvo debuted two coaches that are new to the UK market at EBE and it recorded further sales of both during the show.The first MCV-bodied B11R, one of eight for the operator, was handed over to Golden Tours. Currently known as Project 523, the model has been introduced to capitalise on growing demand for a standard-specification, cost-effective coach.Its official name will be announced shortly and Volvo will hold the model in stock at its Coventry sales centre with retail price starting at £215,000.Meanwhile, the hotly-anticipated super-high 9900 made its first public showing in the UK. It was the centrepiece of Volvo’s stand and is aimed at the top of the market. The first will be delivered to a buyer early in 2019.“It’s very exciting to launch two exceptional new coaches at EBE,” says MD Nick Page. “While they are positioned at opposite ends of the market, both have a huge amount to offer customers in terms of operational performance, safety features, aesthetics and passenger comfort.”Also on Volvo’s stand was an unbodied B8L tri-axle double-decker bus chassis. Volvo is working with bodybuilder partners Alexander Dennis, MCV and Wrightbus to deliver a 100-seat product. It will also unveil a zero-emission double-decker in conjunction with MCV in 2020, it has confirmed.last_img read more

World Ag Expo introduces guided school tours for 2015

first_imgThis year, for the first time ever, World Ag Expo will offer guided school tours to students in 9th through 12th grades during the 2015 World Ag Expo. Attendees from all over the world come to World Ag Expo, a production of International Agri-Center (IAC), to see the newest pieces of equipment and the latest innovations for their agricultural operations. Some of these attendees are students, and many local schools preschedule a day off so students may attend World Ag Expo to learn more about the area’s ag industry.advertisementadvertisement”To better serve our students in ag education, we developed a guided tour, so students would be learning while still enjoying World Ag Expo. We are particularly focused on highlighting the many different careers in agriculture,” says Kerissa Chapman, IAC’s AgVentures and ag education coordinator.”The Central Valley is an incredibly diverse agricultural area. Educating students about that is a top priority for us.” The tours are geared toward students who may be determining what they’d like to do in the future. Chapman noted, “Even if students don’t ultimately go into agriculture, they are actively learning where their food and clothes come from.”During the tours, which run on Thursday, Feb. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., students will be taken around to multiple exhibitors and different display areas. The tours are specifically for high school students, and tickets will be sold at a discounted rate of $5 per student. Students are encouraged to wear their FFA uniform, or an FFA shirt that represents their chapter or any agricultural organization or school they are a part of.Teachers are encouraged to contact Kerissa Chapman to get more information and to sign-up. If your school would like to participate in World Ag Expo’s guided tours, please contact Chapman by [email protected] or phone (559) 688-1030. PD—From International Agri-Center news releaseadvertisementClick here to view more World Ag Expo coverage.last_img read more

Norwich City star on telephoning fans and helping 94 year old…

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English conditions one of the toughest says Reifer

first_imgGuyana Jaguars all-rounder, Raymon Reifer reckons English conditions are one of the hardest to maneuver. Speaking to the media via virtual press conference yesterday the 29-year-old posited, “I think playing in England is one of the toughest conditions you are probably going to face,” but gave his seal of approval to the West Indians after the first two days of their first warm up match.Playing among themselves, Kraigg Brathwaite registered 84 while Shai Hope and John Campbell made 83 and 49 respectively. Reifer explained, “I don’t think the batting is a cause for concern obviously, this is our first game back since our First-Class cricket back in March so this is our first cricket game back and some of the batters had some good scores.”In the contest Reifer also bagged a five wickets in 11 balls and confessed, “I’m pretty happy with the performance today it’s just something I have to keep building on and I’m enjoying it at the moment as much as I can.” The left-hand seamer, whose first international tour was to England but did not receive his maiden Test cap at the time reflected on that tour and its aid in preparing him for the possibility of a second Test appearance.“In 2017, that was actually my first tour in international cricket and it thought me a lot in what’s required to even last a test match in terms of fitness, understanding the lines, lengths, when its time to attack or defend and build some dots, that helped me to go back to first class cricket and taking my game to another level,” he said.Reifer downplayed speculations of his inclusion in the XI for the first Test but rather informed the media that “I’m definitely looking forward [to playing], it is always my dream to play test cricket and play as much test as possible and for me it is just about continuing to put in the work and if that opportunity comes or when it comes I can grab it with both hands.” The Barbados-born all-rounder went on to add “For me I’m trying to improve everyday weather batting bowling or fielding so I could make use of it when or if called upon…I still have another innings to go with both bat and ball and it’s just I think going out there and finishing as strong as possible, we still have another four-day and I guess the selection will take care of itself.”last_img read more