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Entah apa yang merasuki Martin, hingga ia bisa dapat dengan mudah mencintai perjalanan tersebut. Sebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman lincolnshirelive.co.uk (2/10), perjalanan menuju Stasiun Ghum tersebutlalu menginspirasi Martin untuk mengumpulkan segala sesuatunya yang ia lihat selama perjalanan dan mengkonversinya menjadi sebuah maket.Adapun maket tersebut dibangun Martin dengan penuh ketelitian sehingga tampak sangat mirip dengan aslinya – hanya saja ini disajikan dalam skala kecil. Maket ini dibangun Martin di rumahnya di Teddington, London dengan ukuran kurang lebih 15X10 kaki.“Maket ini saya bangun berdasarkan pengalaman saya ketika mengular menuju Stasiun Ghum dengan menggunakan Darjeeling Railway,” ujar Martin.Baca Juga: Lukisan Dinding Ramaikan 100 Stasiun di IndiaMartin sendiri diketahui merupakan seorang pensiunan guru seni pahat yang bisa dibilang pembangunan maket ini tidak hanya memenuhi kecintaannya terhadap jalur tersebut, melainkan menyalurkan bakatnya yang pernah ia tekuni dulu. Adapun kereta yang digunakan untuk menyempurnakan maket buatan Martin adalah rancangan khusus dari Roundhouse Engineering di Doncaster.Jika tidak meleset, Martin akan mengirimkan maketnya ini ke India pada musim semi mendatang guna dipajang di sebuah museum yang terletak di Delhi.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedInilah 10 Kecelakaan Kereta Terburuk di Dunia21/04/2018In “Darat”Alishan Forest Railway, Kereta Gunung Tertinggi di Asia24/09/2018In “Destinasi”Punya Panjang Rel 12 Km, Inilah Miniatur Jaringan Kereta Api Terbesar di Dunia!26/08/2018In “Darat” Maket buatan Martin Ferrabee. Sumber: istimewa Kecintaan seseorang terhadap sesuatu memang kadang tak masuk logika. Sebut saja seseorang yang sudah jatuh cinta terhadap dunia perkeretaapian – bukan tidak mungkin apabila orang itu akan mengumpulkan segala sesuatunya yang berkenaan dengan kereta api, bahkan jika harus mencarinya di luar negeri. Ya, hal-hal seperti inilah yang kadang tidak masuk akal, tapi benar-benar dilakukan oleh orang-orang di luar sana.Baca Juga: Punya Panjang Rel 12 Km, Inilah Miniatur Jaringan Kereta Api Terbesar di Dunia!Sama halnya seperti seorang pria asal Retford, Inggris yang bernama Martin Ferrabee, dimana ia sudah kadung cinta dengan jaringan kereta api yang ada di India. Pria berusia 62 tahun ini awalnya tengah melakukan perjalanan dengan menggunakan Darjeeling Railway ke Himalaya – dimana perjalanan tersebut akan menghantarkannya ke salah satu stasiun tertinggi di dunia, Stasiun Ghum.
DanHenson1/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The number of people serving life sentences in American prisons has nearly quintupled since 1984, according to a new report issued by the Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based research group focused on criminal justice issues.The study found that a record breaking 206,268 inmates were serving life with parole, life without parole or virtual life sentences in 2016 — 1 out of 7 people in prison in the United States.A virtual life sentence, according to the Sentencing Project, is any sentence that would present a likelihood of the prisoner dying in custody.Within those numbers, the Sentencing Project also found that 1 in 5 African-American prisoners will serve a life sentence or the equivalent of a life sentence and that close to 12,000 prisoners of all races are serving sentences for crimes they committed in their teenage years.A news release for the report notes that the trend is occurring while crime rates are dropping nationally, and political support for criminal justice reform is growing.Over 17,000 of the inmates who are serving life or virtual life sentences in jail are doing so as a punishment for nonviolent offenses, according to the report.Ashley Nellis, a senior researcher for the Sentencing Project and the author of the report, told ABC News in a phone interview that the data were compiled from Department of Corrections for every state and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.She also said that underneath the numbers is a large bill to pay for U.S. taxpayers, according to her research.“A prisoner who starts his or her sentence in their 30s will on average cost the state $1 million dollars per year,” Nellis told ABC News.Nellis said that part of the expense of housing prisoners for life is that they become more expensive with age.“Many people enter prison in poor health to begin with,” Nellis said. “Then prison itself is hard on a person’s health, and they’re being cared for into their geriatric years.”Daniel Nagin, a professor at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Public Policy and Statistics, who has studied issues of deterrence and crime, told ABC News that sentencing is a complex subject with competing goals in mind.“One side of how we go about looking at how long people are sentenced is the goal of deterring crime,” Nagin said. “Another side is enacting appropriate punishment for wrongdoing.”Nagin said there is a degree of political consensus brewing that the number of people serving life in prison has become too costly for taxpayers, and that a better balance needs to be reached between deterrence and punishment.“There’s no good evidence that increasing already long sentences into old age is a deterrent,” Nagin said.“Nature’s greatest deterrent is age, and we’re turning our prisons into old-age homes.”Christopher Seeds, a veteran capital defense lawyer who is writing his Ph.D. dissertation at New York University on the subject of life sentences without parole, told ABC News that the policy of harsh sentencing frequently plays well for politicians, even if it’s not highly effective at stopping crime.Donald Trump and Bill Clinton are examples of candidates who made toughness on crime salient parts of winning presidential campaigns.Seeds noted that the study indicates to him that there are people serving life sentences who should have their cases reviewed.“There are people in our prison system that aren’t getting out even when they no longer pose a threat to society,” Seeds said.“Some of these prisoners might be quite elderly, but they aren’t having their cases reviewed. In some cases, these people may have been transformed by their years in prison and could be entirely different people from when they go there.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
JEFF HUNTLEY Anthony Addonizio will be an important component to the Hornets’ success this year. On Sept. 15, team looks to avenge last season’s loss to Freehold Boro By Warren Rappleyea Staff Writer With 14 key veterans returning, the Holmdel High School football team will be looking to upgrade last fall’s 6-4 mark and is seeking a return trip the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II playoffs. JEFF HUNTLEY Head Coach Joe O’Connor will be looking for his Holmdel High School football team to rely on its experience in competing against some of the top teams in the Shore this year. The Hornets’ roster is loaded with experienced seniors and untested sophomores, with a few juniors sprinkled in. The experience will help, especially on offense, where coach Joe O’Connor is switching to the multiple-I set-up to take advantage of his team’s speed and offensive line strength. A year ago Holmdel employed the wing-T. “This team is built more for the multiple-I,” O’Connor explained. “We have the speed and skill to adapt, and the team has been picking it up quickly.” The new offense will keep runners Chris Hernando and Anthony Addonizio busy. Hernando, a 5-8, 165-pound junior, is back at halfback where he ran for more than 800 yards in 1999. The versatile Addonizio, a 6-1, 215-pounder, moves to fullback full time this season after splitting his time at tight end a year ago. He put up more than 900 total yards as a sophomore. Three players, senior Dave Menges, and juniors John Guisti and Dan Principe, are competing for the quarterback job. All three saw some time behind center, but Menges played the most and appears to have the inside track, though O’Connor has not yet made a decision. “Each one brings something to the table,” O’Connor said. “We’ll have to see how things go over the next few weeks.” Wideouts Paul Hlavaty and Adam Goff, along with tight end Greg Laplante, all seniors, and possibly Guisti, comprise the receiving corps. Seniors Adam Cox (6-1, 230), Alex Wright (5-11, 210), Mike Russo (6-2, 190), Evan Sorg (6-0, 190) and John Yang (6-0, 225), and junior Chris Satienza (6-1, 240) will man the offensive line. All, except for Wright will see action on the defensive line as well, with Hlavaty also pitching in on defensive end. Like the linemen, several other Hornets will be playing on both sides of scrimmage. Addonizio, Hernando, Guisti, Laplante and Wright are the linebackers in Holmdel’s 4-3 alignment. Menges, Principe and Goff are the defensive backs. Addonizio will handle the punting, while Laura Carcich, who missed most of last season with injuries, is back to do the place-kicking. Two years ago, Carcich, then a sophomore, converted 13 of 17 PAT attempts. “With a lot of guys going both ways, the key for us will be staying healthy,” O’Connor said. “We have talent and good experience, and we’re looking forward to the start of the season.” Holmdel hosts Freehold Boro Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. in the season-opener for both teams. Last year the Hornets took a 12-0 lead into the fourth quarter against the Colonials but ended up on the short end of a 14-12 decision. “We want to get off to a good start and that means winning that first game,” O’Connor said. “Freehold Boro beat us in an exciting game, but it’s one we’d like to have back. Now we get to play them again.”