Johnsons’ historic relaunch

first_imgJohnsons Coach & Bus Travel of Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, has relaunched its historic X20 bus service with 600,000 of investment in three Euro 6 ADL Enviro400 buses, fitted with high-back E-Leather seats, Wi-Fi, USB charging ports and climate control.The Stratford-upon-Avon-Birmingham X20 was started by Johnsons 100 years ago with a horse and cart for goods. From the 1920s passengers were carried and now 10,000 commuter journeys a month are made.The buses have a revamped livery to incorporate Johnsons’ links with William Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and the route called X20: The Bard’s Bus.John Johnson, Commercial Director of the family firm says: “By incorporating the strapline ‘From the Bard’s Town to the Bull Ring’ we are hoping to attract more out-of-town tourists travelling to Birmingham.”Peter Johnson, Operations Director says: “We are very pleased that through our funding partner Mistral Bus & Coach Ltd we can introduce these buses.”last_img read more

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Playing Hard to Get May Get the Girl, Study Finds

first_imgMSN:With Valentine’s Day here, men who are looking to make a love connection on Internet dating sites should initially keep women guessing about just how interested they are, a new study suggests.Researchers at the University of Virginia and Harvard found that when college women first viewed the Facebook profiles of four male undergrads, they were most attracted to the men when they weren’t sure whether the men liked them a lot or just an average amount.Read the whole story: MSN More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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Late surge hands Barbados CNA title

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Leaders Barbados produced a sterling final quarter performance as they beat St Lucia 29-25 in their pivotal final game, to maintain their unbeaten run and capture the Caribbean Netball Association’s Jean Pierre Memorial Junior Championship here Thursday. With scores locked 13-all at halftime and 18-all at the end of the third quarter, Barbados out-scored the St Lucians 11-7 in the all-important last stanza to snatch an amazing victory at the YMCA Sports Complex.They were led by goal shooter Sumara Benn who netted 17 from 24 attempts, including six from eight in the final quarter. She received outstanding support from goal attack Chiara Chase who was perfect in shooting eight from eight attempts, with five coming in the last quarter.For St Lucia, Dasha Eugene led with 20 goals from 25 attempts, netting nine from 12 in the first half to keep St Lucia in the contest.  =-With the success, Barbados topped the standings with 30 points, four clear of Trinidad and Tobago who finished second while St Lucia were third on 22. Despite missing out on the title, T&T finished the tournament on a high when they defeated Grenada 33-20.Jillisa Briggs, who started at goal shooter and ended at goal attack, scored 18 from 22 attempts while Kelelicia George, who began the first half at goal attack before switching to goal shooter in the second, supported with 15 from 19 attempts.T&T led 16-10 at the half and steadily widened their advantage in the quarters following. For Grenada, goal shooter Kalidah Andrew led the scoring with 16 from 21 attempts. In the other game played Dominica dominated Bermuda, 36-23, with goal shooter Treneese Hamilton inspiring the winners with 25 goals from 35 attempts.Dominica were fourth on 17 points, Bermuda ended fifth on 12 while Grenada were sixth on nine points and winless hosts, Antigua and Barbuda, last without a point.Defending champions Jamaica, who are 12-time winners, missed the tournament.last_img read more

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