Friday - 18 October 2019 - TRONDHEIM
Increased Political Pressure for Railway Nationalisation
Shown Above: Nordrail-Vest Rail Depot, Helmsdorf
TRONDHEIM- As nationwide polls continue to show growing support for the nationalisation of the Regional Rail Operating Companies (RROCs), a major blow has been dealt to the rail companies in their fight against the nationalisation campaign.
A court in Rhodenheim has issued cease and desist orders to all RROCs preventing them from lobbying officials and parliamentarians after allegations of attempted bribery arose in the southern province of Blumenfeld last week. The court said that the stay on lobbying and the standing order for Fremetian government officials to maintain "...as little contact as possible" with RROCs will last until investigations into the lobbying activities of rail companies can be examined.
With an absence of direct political influence for the foreseeable future, now may be the time for a final push for railway nationalisation in Fremet. The Bundestag's October session begins on the 21st, and several parties have already committed to putting the issue on the agenda.
FIHL to Open Season with Match in Nordhavn Saturday
Shown Above: Kysten Arena in Nordhavn
NORDHAVN- The Fremetian Ice Hockey League will open its 2019-2020 season this year with a match in Nordhavn between Norrland HC and Flachesfeld HC. This season will be the first in nearly ten years to not hold its opening match at St Nicholas Arena in Trondheim.
The FIHL President, Knut Aacker, said at a press conference in June, "As renovations to the St Nicholas Arena in Trondheim will likely not be completed by this October, we have decided to move this season's first match to Kysten Arena in Nordhavn to better accommodate the large crowds associated with seasonal opening matches. We plan to return to a larger and updated St Nicholas Arena next year."
The renovations at St Nicholas Arena will increase its seating capacity by 15,000 and add new, state-of-the-art "quality of life" improvements for fans, officials, and players. The renovations are scheduled to be completed by Christmas of this year.
The opening game will be broadcast in SR1 and NRK at 17h00 UTC.
Fremetian National Health Service Breaks Ground on Expansion at the Royal Trondheim Hospital
Shown Above: Royal Trondheim Hospital's Main Complex
TRONDHEIM- The FNHS has broken ground on new long-term care and outpatient surgery wards at the Royal Trondheim Hospital's main complex just outside central Trondheim. The new ward is planned to add an extra 250 beds and operating theatres to accommodate increased demand from the growing city.
The FNHS Building Trust says that the new wing, which will be linked to the main hospital complex via a series of tunnels and over-street bridges and that it expects completion by year's end 2023. With a total project budget of 234 million francs, this project is the first of a new series of renovation and construction projects that are expected to be undertaken by the FNHS in the coming fiscal year.
That's the lot! See you next week from us here at Der Trondheimer.