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The power of the mediator

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first_imgAlgeria:Entreprise du Métro d’Alger has awarded a consortium of Systra and RATP Développment a contract to follow up design studies and fit-out fixed equipment on the 11 km Alger metro phase 1 between Tafourah Grande Poste and Haã El Badr.Canada:Following testing of two prototypes, Toronto Transit Commission has confirmed a £1·75m order with Turbo Genset for 100 low voltage power supply and inverter units to upgrade and extend the life of its Canadian LRV fleet.India:The city authorities in Thane are proposing an Rs8·5bn metro or light rail link be built under a BOT concession agreement. The 16·2 km line would have 11 stations and link Gokhale Road, Nitin, and Thane College with the Ghodbunder development area to the north.Malaysian-owned firm IJM has received a letter of acceptance from Delhi Metro Rail Corp for an Rs890m contract to construct a viaduct and elevated stations at GTB Enclave, Jhilml and Duilshad Garden to extend metro Line 1 by the end of 2008.Ireland: The Railway Procurement Agency has awarded Alstom a €24m contract to extend the 24 Citadis trams on Dublin’s Red Line from 30 to 40m, the same length as the trams on the Green Line. The first extension section will be delivered from Barcelona in March 2007, and installation will require two weeks.Japan:An extension of Tokyo’s Yurikamome rubber-tyred metro line from Ariake to Toyosu with four stations was officially opened on March 27.South Korea:Korea Railroad Research Institute and the National Science Museum have formally launched a Technical Advisory Group for maglevs, with 15 staff based at offices at the museum. Work has begun on a US$10m test track which will run 1 km between the museum and Daejon Expo site.MexicoWith the final batch of six trainsets, Mexico City metro operator STC is due to complete the introduction of new trains to Line 2 in May. Bombardier Transportation and CAF supplied 45 nine-car trains, with Bombardier responsible for the production of 28 trainsets and 810 rubber-tyred bogies.Alejandro Encinas, who heads the government of Mexico’s Federal District, has announced that smartcard ticketing is to be introduced to the STC metro in Mexico City.USA:On March 16 the Exposition Light Rail Transit Project received $208m of the $523m requested by Los Angeles MTA from the California Transportation Commission. The remainder of the funding for the 13·7 km line with eight stations was to be allocated at a CTC meeting on April 27.Southern California Regional Rail Authority agreed on March 24 to purchase 11 remanufactured diesel locos from Motive Power Inc for $31·9m under an agreement with Utah Transit Authority. Seven will be funded by Orange County Transportation Authority.Services on the entire length of the Canal Street tram line in New Orleans were restored on April 2 after repairs to the infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Katrina.last_img read more

TGV PPP bids

first_imgTHREE CONSORTIA have submitted prequalification bids for the public-private partnership to build and operate the TGV Atlantique extension from Tours to Poitiers, Angoulême and Bordeaux.The 302 km line, which is intended to bring Bordeaux within 2 h of Paris by 2016, is one of the three pilot PPP concessions being developed by Réseau Ferré de France (RG 6.07 p363). Total cost of the project is put at around €5bn, of which €2bn will come from the French government and local authorities.One group is led by Bougyues and its motorway subsidiary Colas, with Alstom responsible for trackwork and electrification. Eiffage, which is currently working with ACS-Dragados on the Perpignan – Figueres cross-border link, has also submitted a bid, whilst Vinci is seeking to prequalify in conjunction with SNCF’s engineering subsidiary Inexia.The same three consortia have already been prequalified by RFF for the PPP concession to install GSM-R communications links across 12 000 route-km of the main line rail network, together with a fourth group led by Alcatel-Lucent. The winning bidders for both PPPs are due to be announced in 2008.last_img read more

FIFA president Infantino cleared of wrongdoing in ethics probe

first_imgFIFA president Infantino cleared of wrongdoing in ethics probeFIFA’s ethics committee on Friday cleared president Gianni Infantino of ethics violations after investigating him over his use of private jets, personal expenses, hiring methods and a contract dispute.“After conducting both preliminary and formal investigation proceedings, the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has decided to conclude its investigations concerning FIFA President Gianni Infantino. It was found that no violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics had been committed”, a statement said.The statement marked the first time the committee acknowledged the existence of a probe targeting Infantino, who replaced Sepp Blatter in February vowing to crack down on widespread corruption in FIFA.Source: AFPlast_img read more

UPDATE: Two Dominicans fatally shot in Antigua

first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews UPDATE: Two Dominicans fatally shot in Antigua by: – October 5, 2012center_img Share 26 Views   2 comments Alix Riviere (L) and Alwin Robin (R). Photo credit: NumusiczoneA confirmed report from a senior police officer in the Antigua Police Force indicates that two Dominicans were fatally shot on that island.Senior Sergeant Holder told Dominica Vibes News that at 10:30am on Friday they received a notification that the bodies of two adult males were discovered in a building.Holder did not disclose the identity of the men as their relatives have not been notified, however unconfirmed reports indicate that they are Alix Riviere and Alwin Robin of Marigot.According to Caribarena Antigua News, the men were found in the house in Cedar Valley, Antigua with “what appear to be gunshot wounds” on their bodies.A motive for the killings is not yet clear, and the Police Spokesman has launched an appeal to members of the public for any information regarding the incident.There has been no information regarding this incident from the Dominica Police Force.Acting Chief of Police told Dominica Vibes News that they have not received any information from the Antiguan Police authorities.Two photographs have surfaced on social networking site, Facebook, showing Riviere lying on the floor in a pool of blood and handcuffed and Robin lying face down, also in a pool of blood.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Conspiracy to import drug charge withdrawn against six men

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 206 Views   4 commentscenter_img Jeremiah ChallengerThe Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has withdrawn a conspiracy to import drugs into the country against six men on Monday, January 14th.The men were jointly charged for allegedly conspiring to import drugs into the country will have that charge withdrawn, plus any other charges which were instituted against them between July 2012 to Monday January14th, 2013.On July 6th, 2012, Jeremiah “Miah” Challenger of Bath Estate, Eustace Henry and Kenroy Paul of Glanvillia, Nigel Dublin of Stockfarm, Wendel Laurencine of St Lucia, and Omarie Mussington of St. Martin were charged for conspiring with persons known and unknown to import 30,000 grams of cocaine into Dominica on 5th July, 2012.Omarie Mussington and Nigel DublinThe alleged cocaine was reported to carry an estimated street value of $750,000.00 and the men were not allowed to plea since the offence was an indictable one.However, on 4th January 2012 when five of the defendants appeared in court Attorney at law Wayne Norde who represents three of the defendants, informed the court that the substance which his clients had been found with on July 5th had been tested in Barbados and the results indicated that the substance was not cocaine.Eustace Henry and Kenroy PaulOn Monday three of the six defendants; Henry, Paul and Laurencine appeared in court and were informed by police Prosecutor Michael Laudat that the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had withdrawn the charge of conspiracy against all six defendants.However all defendants were warned appear in court on Tuesday 15th January where a new charge will be brought against them.Jeremiah and Dublin were both absent from court today and according to a police official, they may not have been informed that they were to appear in court today, as well as St. Martin national Mussington whom police believe may have fled back to his country.Wendel LaurincineMeanwhile, an application made on 4th January, 2012 for Kelsha Thomas to show cause as to why a bail sum of $20,000 should not be forfeited has been withdrawn.Thomas stood as surety for Mussington who did not appear in court when the matter was called on 4th January.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Conspiracy to import drug charge withdrawn against six men by: – January 14, 2013last_img read more

Carib Affairs Minister Welcomes Moves to Eradicate Pit Latrines in Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! 55 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Carib Affairs Minister Welcomes Moves to Eradicate Pit Latrines in Dominica by: – February 6, 2014 Share Ashton Graneau, Minister for Carib Affairs and Parliamentary Representative for the Salybia Constituency, has described the initiative to eradicate pit latrines in Dominica as one of the “greatest ideas that ever came across over the last decade”. Minister Graneau believes that this initiative will empower not only people in his constituency but all Dominicans who will benefit from the programme. “Recently the United Nations declared an entire programme for the eradication of Pit Latrines and I think when we heard that, then we realized that we were at fault because the PM had been saying that for some time and we were not looking at it very seriously. However, we are now beginning the ball and all Constituencies will be benefitting. In my Constituency, for example, we have already identified fifteen people to begin with whom we will be assisting completely with the construction of washroom facilities. That of course will replace the old pit latrines. I myself grew up as a boy using pit but I know it can be very embarrassing sometimes, inconvenient many times and especially if it is raining and at nights, for example, if you have to get out to use the washroom, you know how troublesome that can be if you have a diarrhoea and you have to be rushing out in the night or even in the day. So it is much better, it is more sanitary and I think it is a very great idea and that is one of the greatest things that we have done over the last few years”.A total of five million dollars was budgeted for the Home Renovation and Sanitation programme for the fiscal year 2013/2014. By Daryl TitrePress Attachélast_img read more

Is Kevin Love a “Star” If He Does Not Start in Finals?

first_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related TopicsCleveland CavaliersKevin Love The Cavaliers head into Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night with a chance to tie the series at two and give themselves a realistic shot at upsetting the Golden State Warriors.It’s no secret that one of the biggest factors of the Cavs’ 120-90 win in Game 3 was the move to start Richard Jefferson at small forward and LeBron James at the four, which helped to limit the impact of Warriors forward Draymond Green.Of course if Kevin Love had not been ruled out due to the NBA’s concussion protocol, who knows how Game 3 would have turned out?The Cavs played with much more energy, had the home crowd on their side, and received excellent play from LeBron and Kyrie Irving. They shut down Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, along with Green. Maybe they would have won the game either way.But now Love is expected to play in Game 4 and according to a report from’s Jason Lloyd, he “will likely come off the bench.”The move would make sense from a matchup standpoint because Jefferson started in Game 3 and it worked. Why fix it if it’s not broken?No one could be too upset with head coach Tyronn Lue if he decides to start the 35-year-old. Winning the NBA Finals is the number one priority. But it’s hard not to wonder what this move says about Love, who was brought here at the price of the number one overall pick, Andrew Wiggins, and signed a five-year contract extension worth $110 million last summer.Did the Cavs front office envision Love coming off the bench in the biggest stage of his life when they made that commitment to the power forward?Is a member of a “Big Three” supposed to be relegated to a role player when the stakes are the highest?Golden State is a bad matchup for Love. Green gives him nightmares. If the Cavs can’t rely on their star to start in the NBA Finals, does that mean Love’s value is not all it was cracked up to be?It’s not a cut and dry, yes or no answer, because Love was a valuable member of the team getting this far in the first place.He played great in all but two of the first 14 playoff games in the Eastern Conference rounds.But if the Cavs do win the series, people will look back at Game 3, when Jefferson gave the team a lift, as one of the turning points of the Finals. If they win Game 4 with Love on the bench, his removal from the starting lineup will be one of the keys to why they pull off the upset.If the Cavs lose the series, one of the main factors will be that Love could not contain Green in the first two games and Love did not play like a “star” is expected to in the Finals.The only sure-fire way for Love to remove doubts of his value is to play well in the rest of the series. Even if he comes off the bench, if Love provides extra-scoring, shoots efficiently, rebounds like he has been all season, and does not get burnt on defense en route to a win, then some of the questions will be answered.But if the Cavs lose the series 4-1, or lose the series and Love does not make a big impact, the question has to be asked: Why did the Cavs bring him here if he does not make a big impact when it matters most?We’ll have plenty of time to talk about the future of Love in Cleveland this summer and the most important matter is the task at hand, but the next few games impact the future of Love perhaps more than any individual player on the Cavaliers roster.center_img Matt Medleylast_img read more

Tips Kemas Barang Saat Melancong dengan Koper Kecil

first_imgJill Paide ( Melakukan perjalanan untuk mengelilingi suatu daerah atau negara umumnya membutuhkan waktu yang tidak sebentar. Sehingga barang bawaan pun tidaklah mungkin sedikit. Tapi masalahnya adalah Anda ingin hanya membawa satu tas/koper kecil yang akan dibawa dalam kabin dan memasukkan semua yang dibutuhkan di dalamnya.Baca juga: 13 Tips Perjalanan Luar Negeri dengan RanselNamun, bagaimana caranya untuk melakukan itu semua? merangkum dari laman (20/1/2018), dimana seorang fotografer Jill Paider memberikan solusi untuk mengemas barang bawaan dalam satu tas yang bisa dibawa masuk dalam kabin. Sebab Paider sudah melakukan perjalanan ke 102 negara dengan membawa tasnya ke dalam kabin sebanyak 91 penerbangan, dia juga menulis buku terkait hal tersebut dengan judul “Carry-On Only: Confessions from 100 Countries“. Dalam perjalanannya, Paider mengatakan yang mempengaruhi komposisi bawaan adalah cuaca. “Cuaca biasanya merupakan faktor utama. Saya mulai dengan membuat daftar yang semua dibutuhkan, saya kemudian mengambil pakaian yang mau dibawa. Semuanya harus bisa dicuci, bebas kerut dan idealnya bisa digunakan lebih dari satu cara,” ujar Paider.Tips atau solusi ini diberikan baik untuk Anda yang sudah berpengalaman maupun pemula. Berikut ada delapan tips yang diberikan untuk mengemas barang bawaan dalam satu koper atau tas yang masuk dalam kabin.1. Gunakan pakaian tebal Anda seperti jaket di pesawat2. Batasi membawa sepatu yakni satu atau dua pasang saja dan nyaman untuk digunakan3. Fokus dengan pakaian luar yang bagus4. Memakai alat kecantikan yang digunakan selama perjalanan saja5. Pertimbangkan mencuci pakaian Anda di hotel atau tujuan terakhir6. Belajar teknik layering atau menumpuk pada pakaian Anda7. Bawa pakaian yang massa jenisnya rendah atau tidak mudah kusut dan gampang untuk dicuci.8. Jangan lupa hal yang nyaman untuk Anda seperti musik, teh, cokelat, makanan ringan dan lainnya.Baca juga: Agar Perjalanan Nyaman, Packing Pakaian Itu Harus EfisienDalam hal mengemas pakaian, Paider tidak pernah melipat melainkan menggulungnya, sebab akan membuat tempat lebih padat. Tak hanya itu, setiap pelancong memiliki hal yang dibawa berbeda-beda. Biasanya yang selalu dibawa oleh Paider adalah celana jeans, sepatu kets, sabun, syal, kamera, kacamata hitam dan paspor.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedIni Alasan Pentingnya Plastik Wrap Untuk Barang Bawaan25/05/2017In “Bandara”Tak Mau Keluarkan Biaya Ekstra Karena Kelebihan Bagasi? Yuk Disimak Tipsnya!07/08/2018In “Bandara”Jaga Barang Agar Tak Dicuri, Ini Dia Tips Pencegahannya05/10/2017In “Bandara”last_img read more

Big Surprise: The Yankees Have Interest in Indians Pitchers Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco

first_imgThe Indians have dangled the carrot of there being an opening to trading one of (if not more) of their star players this offseason, including pitchers Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco.The New York Yankees, always in the mood for wheeling and dealing, are reportedly ready to take a bite of that carrot.Jon Heyman tweeted Tuesday morning that the Yankees have an interest in both Kluber and Carrasco, and that the two teams will have a chat about them at the MLB GM Meetings, which began today and will wrap up on Thursday.The Indians asking price for the two pitchers is unknown, but one would think it would have to be high considering that Kluber is under contract to the Indians till the 2022 season, this season is due to make $15 million, a deal for a two-time Cy Young award winner and the ace of any staff.As for Carrasco, he’s inked till 2021, and is due to make $9.75 million in 2019. Another very affordable deal for a pitcher who over the last two seasons has gone 35-16. If you’re wondering, here’s a couple players that the Indians might look at if there’s a real chance they might give up one of their two top pitchers.1. Pitcher Justus Sheffield – He’s a former Indians prospect who was dealt in the deal to get Andrew Miller a few years back. Here’s a quick report on Sheffield:Sheffield could have three plus pitches when all is said and done. His 92-97 mph fastball features some run and sink and is his most consistent offering, though his mid-80s slider may have more upside. His changeup isn’t as reliable as his first two options, yet he still shows the ability to miss bats with it.Though Sheffield is a little shorter than desired for a starter at 5-foot-11, he still creates downhill plane with his delivery and doesn’t throw with excessive effort. He’s athletic and has been durable as a pro outside of his oblique injury. He improved his control in 2017 and has the potential to become a No. 3 starter.2. Infielder Gleyber Torres – Would for sure soften the blow if the Indians dealt Kluber or Carrasco, and the fact he hit .271 with 24 homers and 77 runs batted in, he would be a rising star at 21 years old who could be a great fit for the future of the franchise. 3. OF Estevan Florial – He’s only in high A ball, but with the Indians issues at the outfield spot, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them try and stockpile outfielders if they dealt one of their two top hurlers.4. Pitcher Chance Adams – This 24-year-old was 4-5 with a .444 ERA in AAA for the Yankees, starting 23 games last season for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He had offseason surgery the year before, which caused his velocity to go down a notch, but many think he’ still got a bright future. 5. 3B Miguel Andujar – This 23-year-old hit .297 with the Yankees last season, hitting 27 homers and driving in 92 runs. Again a Major League ready player who could come right in to play third base, shifting Jose Ramirez over to second base like he did when the team got Josh Donaldson last August. Matt Loede Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoCorey KluberIndianscenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more