Tackling inter-disciplinary transport challenges

first_imgUK: Young transport professionals looking to enhance their qualifications and professionals in other disciplines seeking to focus on transport are the target audience for a Masters Degree course to be launched by City University London in September 2011.The Masters in Transport Strategy & Systems has been created to focus on ‘the need for previously-siloed freight and passenger transport modes to be better integrated with each other and the wider urban infrastructure’. Course Co-Director Dinos Arcoumanis explained that ‘the need for more integrated thought by those who guide future transport decisions has led us to create this truly inter-disciplinary programme’. The course will be taught in a modular format allowing completion through part-time study within two years. It will include modules overseen by academics from City University’s School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences, School of Informatics and The City Law School.last_img read more

Australian tourist killed by lightning

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia) — A scenic hike through Australia’s popular Kings Canyon Rim Walk ended in devastation when a nearby lightning storm killed a tourist visiting the canyon with his family.Police were alerted to the incident by a Parks and Wildlife ranger around 5 p.m. local time on Monday, according to Northern Territory Police Superintendent Pauline Vicary. The family of five was walking along the trail approximately 300 kilometers southwest of Alice Springs when 35-year-old Antony Van Der Meer, who was believed to be carrying a metal tripod, was struck by an electric bolt.Initial response teams comprised of Parks and Wildlife members and Kings Canyon clinic staff found Van Der Meer with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Van Der Meer’s four family members were not injured, according to police, but they “have suffered extreme shock.”“Weather conditions in the area were a result of ex Tropical Cyclone Hilda and conditions at the time were challenging with heavy rain and waterways experiencing flash flooding,” Vicary said in a statement.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more