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Monday, September 29, 2014

Video iPhone 6 launch day NYC

Video iPhone 6 launch day NYC


Video iPhone 6 launch day NYC

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:31 AM PDT

How long would you wait on line for the new iPhone? Some New Yorkers waited hours for the chance to be the first to get there hands on Apples latest tech

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Hong Kong Protests: From Yellow Ribbons to Bananas

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 07:37 AM PDT

Protesters enter the second day (9/29) of protests and continued to take hold of the streets in Admiralty, one of Hong Kong's major financial and administrative district, effectively . As of today, the majority of bus routes along Hong Kong Island were either inoperative or rerouted. Kindergarten to secondary schools in and near the district were suspended since morning, and continues to be until tomorrow (9/30). Scenes at the time showed a number of protesters offer to other participants assistance and a variety of items: from water, boxes of surgical masks, to bananas. Police is present at the scene. While the majority of protesters associate their action with the yellow ribbon, at times yellow tulips and bananas also appear in sight.

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Photos of Hong Kong Students Protest

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 01:10 AM PDT

Photos taken on the afternoon of 28 September, 2014. in Hong Kong's central downtown district, where a peaceful student sit-in in a government HQ building had just about to be erupted into a massive street protest.

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Trains across the Mojave

Posted: 28 Sep 2014 08:56 PM PDT

The Union Pacific Railroad crosses some very remote parts of the Mojave Desert along its route between Las Vegas, Nevada and Barstow, California. Several old depots with names like Nipton, Ivanpah, Cima, and Kelso were built in the early 1900s to serve as maintenance, freight and passenger stations. Passenger services at those old depots have stopped and Kelso is only used as a remote maintenance station.

 

 

Photo 1 – The eastbound 4624 freight train slowly rumbles by the old siding at Ivanpah.

 

Photo 2 – Eastbound 4624 approaching Ivanpah.

 

Photo 3 – The eastbound 4624 passes a west bound freight train.

 

Photo 4 – A Union Pacific maintenance truck checking the tracks east of the Kelso maintenance yard.

 

Photo 5 – The Kelso passenger depot built in 1923 now serves as a museum in the Mojave National Preserve.

 

Photo 6 – The Kelso depot was built using a Spanish "California Mission" building style.

 

Photo 7 – The old train schedule board at the Kelso depot.

 

Photo 8 – Freight cars wait for an assignment at the Kelso siding.

 

Photo 9 – The westbound 7424 freight train passing the old siding at Nipton.

 

Photo 10 – The eastbound 6487 freight train as seen from one of the abandoned buildings at the old Cima siding.

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Illinois Railway Museum - The Largest!

Posted: 28 Sep 2014 08:02 PM PDT

Tucked on the East side of the small town of Union, IL lies the largest railway museum in the United States, the Illinois Railway Museum. This museum houses everything a train buff could ever want to see, from electric locomotives, to diesel and steam locomotives in operating condition. Many pieces of rolling stock are also part of the museum collection. Also featured is some of the rarest pieces of railway equipment out there like the Union Pacific X-18 which is one of two remaining gas turbine locomotives in existence and my personal favorite the CB&Q E5.

The CB&Q E5 is the last one in existence and is also known to many as the Silver Pilot. It's stainless steel body makes it very attractive looking. It has a matching train set, the Nebraska Zephyr, that creates an image on the tracks that can't be seen anywhere else.

The museum has many special events for the holidays like Halloween and Christmas as well as showcase weekends to show off different parts of the museum collection. For more information visit: www.irm.org

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Hong Kong Protest Occupy Central

Posted: 28 Sep 2014 06:38 PM PDT

Happened from 29/09/2014, police shooting tear gas to unarmed people.

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Students Occupy Central Hong Kong

Posted: 28 Sep 2014 01:45 PM PDT

Some photos from the largest ever student demonstration in Hong Kong which took place today.

 

The students were well organised in full spirits to get their message across and put pressure over the control of Beijing over Hong Kong. All the major roads in the financial district are still blocked since evening because students refuse to move. This is just the beginning of another major rally to take place on Oct 1st- Occupy Central.
I was struck by the courage and solidarity  of the Hong Kong youth. The protests were very well organised and planned; everyone was friendly and some even thanked me for taking photos and helping spread awareness. They youth did not hold back and kept running from place to place inspite of the police closing down the nearest underground station. They were sudden outbursts by individuals right in the face of the cops and they were followed by the crowd applauding. There were also drones flying in the air while the cops had blocked all the streets. Tear gas and rubber bullets were also fired. Most of the youths were on their phones and wearing masks and raincoats for protection.
After speaking to the youths most were unsure whether they would attend school/university tomorrow, while some were angry, some exhausted, some had fear.

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