Rotterdam port railway systems contract awarded

first_img#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# NETHERLANDS: Port of Rotterdam Authority has awarded VolkerRail the track, electrification and train protection systems contract for the Theemswegtracé freight line project.The 4·5 km line including a concrete viaduct and two steel-arch bridges across the Rozenburg lock and Thomassen Tunnel is being built to enable trains to be diverted away from the Caland Bridge road and rail vertical lift bridge. This will eliminate a bottleneck on the route between the port and the Beutwe Route freight line by avoiding conflicts with shipping movements to and from the Brittanniëhaven basin.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The SaVe consortium of construction firms BESIX, Mobilis TBI, Dura Vermeer and steel compnaies Hollandia and Iemants has been undertaking major construction works for the project since September 2018. SaVe is scheduled to hand the civil works over for the installation of railway systems in mid-2020, and commissioning of the line is planned for the end of 2021.The Caland Bridge which dates from 1969 will then only be used by road traffic.The €300m project is being financed by the Port Authority, Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management and the EU. National rail infrastructure manager ProRail will be responsible for maintenance.‘Good connections to the hinterland are essential for the competitive position of the Port of Rotterdam’, said Ronald Paul, Chief Operating Officer of the port authority, when the contract with VolkerRail was signed on March 6. ‘The port railway and the Theemsweg route are of great importance for this. Better utilisation of the existing Betuwe Route is not only useful from an economic point of view – freight transport by rail is also environmentally friendly and safe.’last_img read more

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Seward Highway Reopened

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Seward Highway has been reopened after a two-vehicle injury accident in Girdwood this morning. The 1989 Camry was being driven by 36-year-old Trapper Dan Poindexter of Soldotna. The 1999 Jeep was driven by 27-year-old Chadwick Dixon Kyffin of Seward. Peters: “There’s a Toyota Camry that was going northbound and it was hit head-on in the northbound lane when a Jeep Cherokee that was headed southbound rounded the corner and lost control and slid into the northbound lane. Only one occupant in each vehicle, both of them were reportedly wearing their seatbelts. Both were reported to us to be in stable condition at the time of transport, but we didn’t know the severity of their injuries and the road was reopened at approximately 9:10.”center_img Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers…last_img read more

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Twins Defeat Angels 6-4

first_img 1/1 MINNEAPOLIS–The Minnesota Twins took on the Los Angeles Angels yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.The Twins beat the Angels 6-4 giving Minnesota their second consecutive victory of the season.Oswaldo Arcia and Byung Ho Park homered in the eighth inning and Trevor Plouffe had three hits and also homered for the Twins at Target Field. About Connatix V56892 720p HD 360p Minnesota will take on Los Angeles again this (Sunday) afternoon at 1:10 p.m. Tune into AM 1240 WJON for full coverage of the game.center_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) 1080p HDlast_img read more

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Tragedy in Serbia: Zvezda basketball player dies on 27

first_imgRed Star basketball player Michael Oggio died suddenly at the age of 27.The 216-centimeter American center of Nigerian descent suffered a heart attack during training this morning.Ojo conducted an individual activity, falling to the ground while running. He was taken to hospital immediately, but died shortly after, despite medical efforts.So far, he has not had any indications of a health problem, having successfully passed all medical examinations.Ojo was part of the Red Star team from 2018 and won the Serbian championship, the Adriatic League and the Adriatic Super Cup.In his career, he also played for the Serbian FMP in the 2017/18 season, and before that he was part of the college team of the University of Florida.last_img

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Manager Latest: Garde to watch Spurs match ahead of appointment

first_imgRemi Garde will watch Aston Villa take on Tottenham on Monday night ahead of his expected appointment.The Frenchman, 49. is poised to take over from Tim Sherwood, who was sacked last week.Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald will still take the side for their game against Spurs, with Garde’s first match in charge set to be Sunday’s visit of leaders Manchester City.Garde left Lyon in 2014 after three years for personal reasons and held talks with Newcastle earlier this year.He won the title as a player with Arsenal in 1998 and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed last week Villa’s chief executive Tom Fox – who previously worked at Arsenal – had been in touch to sound him out about his former player.The ex-France international will become Villa’s fifth manager in five years as they battle relegation again. 1 Remi Garde last_img read more

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‘Wijnaldum’s chance to shine!’ Coutinho injury scare worries Liverpool fans

first_imgLiverpool fans have been given a scare ahead of their trip to Southampton.The Merseysiders will be looking to maintain their place at the top of the Premier League, but they may have to do so without Philippe Coutinho.The 24-year-old Brazilian was spotted outside a hospital in the city on Thursday, and it is believed he returned from international duty with a tight hamstring.He has six goals for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds this season and they face the prospect of lining up at St Mary’s without their star playmaker.Not only that, Adam Lallana is also a doubt after limping off with a problem during England’s draw with Spain and the former Saints midfielder will also be assessed.But the main concern is the problem with Coutinho. Some reports suggest it is just precautionary and that he will be fine for Saturday’s 3pm kick-off.It means another club has been affected by the international break and Reds fans are not best pleased – check out what they had to say, below… Philippe Coutinho: The Brazilian (left) is a doubt for Liverpool’s game with Southampton 1last_img read more

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Tennis star Bouchard, Super Bowl Twitter date get cozy in another date

first_imgThe Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Look who came to visit me! 😘 @punslayintwoods #superbowltwitterdate pic.twitter.com/LzH0d63taT— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) December 6, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Malditas save PH from shutout ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES READ: Tennis star Bouchard has a date after losing Super Bowl tweet betif patriots win we go on a date?— TW1 (@punslayintwoods) February 6, 2017 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim It seems like the things between Genie Bouchard and John Goehrke, the guy she lost a Super Bowl bet to on Twitter, didn’t end last February.Months after their much-publicized first date, the Canadian tennis star on Friday posted a photo of her and Goehrke looking cozy while sitting on a couch.ADVERTISEMENT Rookie Nambatac gets major role as Rain or Shine deals with injuries Goehrke won a date with Bouchard, the world no. 82, when he bet on a New England Patriots win even with the Atlanta Falcons leading big, 28-3, after the first three quarters of the Super Bowl earlier this year. — Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) February 6, 2017When the Patriots made the stunning comeback  and defeated Atlanta, 34-28, in overtime to win the NFL title, Bouchard ponied up and went to dinner and a Nets game with Goehrke.READ: Bouchard pays off blind date bet at NBA game They have not been seen publicly together since, but with Bouchard’s new photos, it’s obvious they have definitely stayed in touch.Gettin in the Xmas spirit like 😂 @punslayintwoods pic.twitter.com/6dExQozObj— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) December 7, 2017Goehrke, meanwhile, remains a modern day legend for Twitter users. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:27Another ‘ninja cop’ dismissed from service00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sure https://t.co/4W763IHkgBADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Indians draw second warm-up against Australia XI

first_imgIndia’s stand-in Test captain Virat Kohli scored 66 and Murali Vijay added 60 as the tourists played out a draw in the two-day match against a Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI that concluded on Friday.The match was organised on short notice to give the Indian players some much-needed match practice ahead of the first Test against Australia which begins Tuesday at the Adelaide Oval.The four-Test series had initially been due to begin in Brisbane this week but had been rescheduled following the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes.Playing at the Glenelg Oval in suburban Adelaide, the Australian team batted first and scored 243 while India replied with 375 in their first innings. The Chairman’s XI was 83 for 5 in their second innings at stumps on Friday.Vijay and Kohli, who both retired to give other batsmen time in the crease, shared a 123-run stand, steadying India’s innings after the visitors were 36 for 2 late on the opening day.Vijay took one bouncer on the body that flicked up and hit the helmet, but composed himself quickly. Hughes died last Thursday, two days after being hit in the head from a short-pitched delivery during a domestic first-class match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.last_img read more

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Ft Bragg Airlift Wing May Not Earn Reprieve Airmen Say

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Fort Bragg’s 440th Airlift Wing may not be saved after all, according to members of the Air Force Reserve unit based at the installation’s Pope Field.The airmen say they expect the Air Force to announce shortly that it will inactive the wing by the end of the fiscal year, reported the Fayetteville Observer.A spokeswoman for the 440th, however, said no official announcement has come down from headquarters.The Air Force first proposed deactivating the 440th as a cost-cutting move two years ago in its fiscal 2015 budget request, but last month North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis (R) told the Observer that Air Force officials were considering a compromise that would satisfy the Army’s airborne training requirements at Fort Bragg. Tillis successfully added a provision to last year’s defense authorization bill requiring the Air Force to consult with the Army over its plan to dismantle the unit.Tillis and much of the state’s congressional delegation been fighting the Air Force’s plan say dismantling the airlift wing would hinder the ability of airborne units at the post to quickly deploy to global hotspots.“For years, bureaucrats at the Pentagon have embarked on a reckless and short-sighted pursuit to shutter the 440th Airlift Wing, even though it would negatively impact America’s Global Response Force during national emergencies,” Tillis said. “The most disappointing aspect of the Pentagon’s secretive process is how disrespectful it is to the Fayetteville community and the airborne soldiers, airmen and families at Fort Bragg who have a deep personal stake in this decision,” the senator said.The Air Force has been drawing down the number of personnel in the 440th over the past two years. Its staffing has fallen below 700 airmen and civilians, down from 1,200 earlier.last_img read more

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