Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Oregon Short Line Depot in Boise, Idaho


The OSL was a Union Pacific subsidiary for most of its life until the name disappeared completely and was replaced by UP in 1987.

The depot was demolished in 1947. For more, see this webpage

New Caledonia aircraft stamp, 1950s


Maybe depicting a DC6.  The geological feature is known as the "Bonhomme et la roche percée", a pic of it below from this webpage


1946 Volvo bus


As it mentions the chassis (and the motor by implication) presumably coachwork was done by other firms.  Göteborg = Gothenburg which is where Volvo is based.

Egyptian MP: Victims of Capsized Migrant Boat ‘Deserve No Sympathy’


Egyptian member of parliament Elhamy Agina has said that the victims of the migrant boat that capsized last week en route to Italy “deserve no sympathy” due to their participation in an illegal activity, Parlmany reported.

A boat carrying as many as 600 migrants capsized off Egypt’s northern shore near Burg Rashid, a village in the Beheira province, just hours after setting sail. According to the country’s health ministry, the death toll has risen to 211, while several of the migrants who were on board remain “missing.”

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi vowed to punish those responsible for the sunken boat, saying that they took advantage of both Egyptian citizens and foreigners. Sisi also called on his government to take steps to support more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for Egyptian youth in order to provide more opportunities for those seeking to emigrate.