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Electric shunter delivered to SBB

first_imgSWITZERLAND: The first of 21 Stadler Ee 922 electric shunting locomotives ordered by Swiss Federal Railways was formally handed over on July 3. The locomotives will be deployed shunting passenger stock at seven major stations by the end of 2010, replacing Ee 3/3 locomotives dating back as far as the 1930s. SBB placed the SFr40m order for the locomotives with Stadler Winterthur in December 2007. Rated at 750 kW, they are equipped for both 15 kV 16·7 Hz and 25 kV 50 Hz power supplies for use at border stations including Basel. According to the manufacturer they will be able to pull a 700 tonne train up a 0·6% gradient. The Ee 922 is based on a product family developed by Stadler for shunting and freight services. These are available in two power categories, 750 kW and 1 500 kW, and can also be supplied as electro-diesels. ‘We were able to hand over the vehicle to the customer within only 1½ years from the award of the contract’, said Jürg Gygax, Chief Executive of Stadler Winterthur. ‘We have thereby provided an impressive demonstration of our capability. The Ee 922 is also the first electrical locomotive to leave our factory that has been completely manufactured by Stadler Winterthur.’last_img read more

Monopolies Commission urges more competition on German network

first_imgGERMANY: Further separation of infrastructure provider DB Netz from the Deutsche Bahn group is amongst a raft of measures recommended by the Monopolies Commission to enhance quality and competition on the rail network. In its seventh report, published on July 25, the Commission highlights the need for better service quality, especially punctuality, and draws attention to the poor state of Germany’s railway infrastructure and the increasing number of engineering worksites that are causing delays. Failure to ensure punctual services means that the government’s environmentally-motivated objective of increasing rail traffic was receding over the horizon, the Commission asserts. ‘Boosting rail travel does not just need investment in the infrastructure, but changes to the institutional framework as well’, said Monopolies Commission Chairman Achim Wambach. Allocating responsibility to the organisation causing a delay, providing quality incentives in the regulatory framework and introducing more competition would lead to ‘a significant improvement in the quality of infrastructure and train punctuality’, he suggested. Top of the Commission’s list of recommendations is the separation of DB Netz from DB’s train operating businesses. Noting the existence of ‘incentives and possibilities for the vertically-integrated infrastructure provider of the DB group to discriminate against competitors in downstream transport markets’, it says that even if regulation limits the opportunities, the potential for non-price related discrimination cannot be ruled out under the current structure. The Commission believes that punctuality would improve if infrastructure providers were to take responsibility for and reimburse the cost of delays that they caused — at the moment DB Netz does not have to compensate train operators for any delays for which it is responsible. This would mean documenting all delays and setting up a system of compensation payments designed to incentivise the various parties. The Commission has also called for additional criteria to be used in assessing the quality of the network. Providing a lump-sum subsidy to DB Netz for infrastructure renewals does not guarantee that the work will be carried out sustainably and efficiently, it argues. While competition in the rail market has developed ‘in a positive way’, particularly in the regional passenger and freight businesses, it has proved less effective in the long-distance passenger segment. Less than 1% of traffic is now being handled by operators other than DB, the Commission notes. This is related to the high level of track access charges, and the Commission recommends that lower fees be introduced. While this would reduce revenue in the short term the shortfall would be at least partly balanced by an increase in traffic in the medium term. Selective higher charges for the use of congested routes and for noise emissions could also mitigate the loss of revenue, it suggests. Access to suitable rolling stock is essential for competition to work in the long-distance sector, the Commission points out. As an incumbent DB Fernverkehr enjoys advantages over new entrants in this field, and the Commission wants to see a level playing field to be established in rolling stock financing. This could be achieved by introducing leasing models similar to those in the airline sector. The current arrangements for path allocation by DB Netz also offer opportunities for discrimination, the Commission finds. In particular, the time available for path applications and allocation is insufficient while the rules for resolving conflicts do not encourage competition. In this context the Commission draws attention to the government’s Deutschland-Takt proposals for a national regular-interval timetable, pointing out that these are not compatible with the current market-driven access model and warning that regulatory planning should not be subject to a ‘technical’ timetable concept.last_img read more

Pickering Expands its Range of PXI RF Multiplexers

first_imgPickering Interfaces has expanded its range of 50Ω 600 MHz PXI RF Multiplexers with 18 different configurations including a PXI two slot 32:1 configuration. This new range of PXI RF Multiplexers – Series 40-760 – is available in a number of configurations: dual, quad and octal SP4T, single, dual and quad SP8T, single and dual SP16T and single SP32T. All of the multiplexers have versions with automatic terminations to manage VSWR effects, which could degrade the performance of a test system.These PXI RF multiplexers exhibit low insertion loss and VSWR through the use of modern RF relay technology. Each version has been carefully designed to ensure excellent and repeatable RF characteristics to frequencies of 600 MHz with each path having a nominally equal insertion loss.The injection of noise and unwanted signals into the signal paths of the 40-760 range has been minimized by careful attention to the mechanical and electrical design.These multiplexers are compatible with any PXI chassis and can be fitted to PXI hybrid slots in a PXIe chassis. They can also be used in Pickering Interfaces LXI Modular chassis’ for users preferring control via an Ethernet port. This series of PXI RF Multiplexers have a three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support.last_img read more

NEO Sports Insiders Browns – Ravens Postgame From First Energy Stadium

first_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. Matt Loede Related TopicsBrownsMonday Night FootballNFLRavenscenter_img CLEVELAND – Matt Loede of NEOSI talks about the hard to swallow Browns 33-27 loss to the Ravens, the play calling, the QB decision and more from First Energy Stadium.last_img read more

Port Isabel continues to promote healthy living

first_img Share By ESTEVAN MEDRANOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe war against obesity, diabetes and heart disease in South Texas has, statistically speaking, been difficult, but that doesn’t mean battles aren’t won. In a month dedicated to cancer awareness, the City of Port Isabel and Tu Salud Sí Cuenta are promoting health and nutrition through the city organizing classes in nutrition, gardening and exercise.The public class this past Wednesday was held at the Beacon Bay Townhomes for residents and enrolled members, and participants were guided by nutritionist Nelly Martinez, part of AgriLife, through a various assortment of commonly consumed foods, beverages, spiced and condiments and were taught not only how to understand labels, but also how their consumption affect the body’s overall health.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedCommunity health program launchedBY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel, in partnership with Tu Salud Si Cuenta!, has launched a community-wide campaign from the University of Texas School of Public Health. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call the…August 14, 2014In “News”Laguna Vista invited to take Lose Weight ChallengeBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS January 1, 2015 Laguna Vista residents are invited to take “The Challenge” to eat well, lose weight and live healthy…and possibly win cash money in the process. The Town, in partnership with the City of Brownsville, is launching the Lose Weight Challenge for…January 9, 2015In “News”Empowering the community to live wellBy ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel Community Center hosted a free Heath Fair Tuesday afternoon to promote general health and educate the community on health outreach opportunities available to them. Providers and representatives from Su Clinica, Hoy Healthcare Unlimited, Inc., Tu Salud Si Cuenta, Salud y…April 11, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Sambut Olimpiade Tokyo 2020, Japan Airlines Tampilkan Desain Seragam Baru,Sama-sama Cantik! Singapore Airlines Pernah Tugaskan Awak Kabin Kembar Identik Pada…

first_img(businesstraveller.com) Olimpiade Tokyo akan dibuka pada 24 Juli 2020 dan Japan Airlines (JAL) akan meluncurkan seragam terbarunya untuk menyambut pekan olahraga dunia tersebut pada April 2020. Desain seragam baru tersebut masih termasuk komponen kunci dan nantinya akan meningkatkan fungsionalitas.Baca juga: Lebih Cepat dan Ramah Lingkungan, Perkeretaapian Jepang Siap Operasikan N700S Pada Olimpiade TokyoSeragam ini menggunakan rancangan desainer lokal Yasuthosi Ezumi dengan dua konsep yang disebut Refined Hybrid Beauty dan Hybrid Modern Beauty. Dalam pembuatan seragam ini, Ezumi menggunakan teknik hibrida yang menggabungkan berbagai bahan dan juga logo perusahaan serta warna merah yang menonjolkan JAL.(businesstraveller.com) “Siluet seragam one piece memiliki ‘kurva derek’ dan lengan berbentuk balon. Gaya syal dan celemek yang berbeda untuk setiap maskapai JAL Group,” kata JAL.Pilihan celana panjang untuk staf perempuan juga tersedia. Bagi staf yang berada di darat akan menggunakan gaun one piece dengan tambahan sebuah syal yang bisa dibentuk pita. Sedangkan seragam untuk staf lounge, akan ada jas berwarna merah muda-krem dan staf layanan menggunakan jas berwarna krem.Bahkan seragam baru ini memiliki desain uniseks dengan beberapa perubahan untuk memudahkan gerak staf. Untuk pilot wanita, jas dengan tanpa dasi dan sebuah syal yang bisa menggantikan dasi. Selama musim panas, kru penerbangan, kru kabin, dan staf bandara yang bekerja dengan maskapai penerbangan domestik JAL serta berbasis di Okinawa Japan Transocean Air (JTA) dan Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) akan mengenakan seragam khusus yang menampilkan Kariyushi, pakaian tradisional yang dikenakan pada musim panas di Okinawa.“Kariyushi, semuanya dibuat di Okinawa, menampilkan lima bunga Okinawa. JAL mengatakan desain menunjukkan omotenashi (keramahan) Okinawa. Seragam pilot baru juga menampilkan Kariyushi untuk pertama kalinya. Staf teknik dan staf penanganan darat akan mendapatkan seragam baru juga,” ujar JAL.(businesstraveller.com)Sementara itu, untuk Pertandingan Olimpiade Tokyo yang akan diadakan tahun depan, JAL sejauh ini telah memperkenalkan dua pesawat dengan corak khusus yang menampilkan maskot resmi Olimpiade Tokyo. Dua pesawat livery khusus akan digunakan pada rute domestik antara Tokyo (Haneda) dan Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka dan Okinawa dari sekarang hingga akhir Oktober tahun depan. Yang ketiga akan diperkenalkan pada musim semi 2020.Pesawat pertama dengan corak khusus ini adalah Boeing 777-200 berkapasitas 375 tempat duduk dengan 14 kursi kelas satu, 82 kursi Kelas J (produk kelas bisnis domestik maskapai), dan 279 kursi di kelas ekonomi. Pesawat kedua, yang mulai beroperasi pada 10 Juli, adalah pesawat Boeing 767-300ER dengan 252 tempat duduk dengan lima kursi kelas satu, 42 kursi Kelas J, dan 205 kursi kelas ekonomi.Sayangnya foto untuk pesawat JAL belum bisa diberikan secara publik. Seorang juru bicara JAL mengatakan, hal ini dikarenakan peraturan kontrak kontrak dengan Komite Olimpiade yang berbasis di Jepang. Namun demikian, Anda dapat melihat di foto livery pesawat pertama di sini dan livery pesawat kedua di sini di situs web JAL.Penumpang yang bepergian dengan pesawat livery khusus dapat menggunakan penutup kepala yang dirancang khusus dan cangkir kertas yang menampilkan maskot Olimpiade Tokyo. Versi mainan mewah dari dua maskot, Miraitowa dan Someity, juga ditampilkan di kabin.Baca juga: Jelang Olimpiade Musim Panas, WiFi Gratis Siap Hadir di Kereta Peluru ShinkansenDiketahui, JAL, bersama dengan maskapai penerbangan Jepang lainnya All Nippon Airways (ANA), telah menjadi mitra pendukung Relay Obor Olimpiade Tokyo 2020. Pembawa anggaran anak perusahaan baru JAL, Zcuu7ipair Tokyo, juga meluncurkan seragam kapal baru dan seragam awak pada bulan April tahun ini.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSetelah 20 Tahun, Awak Kabin Aer Lingus Akhirnya Punya Seragam Baru19/01/2020In “Bandara”1 Agustus 1951, Japan Airlines Resmi Berdiri dengan Modal 100 Juta Yen02/08/2019In “Destinasi”Hapuskan Perbedaan Gender, Petugas Wanita JR East Tidak Lagi Mengenakan Rok23/10/2019In “Featured”last_img read more

Argos Set To Host No. 4 Southern Arkansas This Weekend

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – Off to a 9-2 start this season, The University of West Florida baseball team will face one of their toughest challenges of the year as they are set to host fourth ranked Southern Arkansas at home this weekend. The Argos take their five game winning streak into the series while the Muleriders come in with a 5-2 record and are fresh off a series in which they took 3-of-4 over then No. 4 Tampa.The Argos on the season thus far has put up some tremendous offensive numbers. In just 11 games they have outscored their opponents 112-35 while batting .328 as team, sixth best in the Gulf South Conference. Zach Taylor leads the team with a .514 batting average and has driven in a team high 23 runs. First baseman Zach Cates is right behind Taylor with a .486 batting average and is second on the team with two homeruns and 19 RBI. Supplying the power for the Argos this year is junior right fielder Greg Pron. The Daphne, Ala. native is batting .325 with 17 RBI and a team high three homerunsThe West Florida pitching staff has been dominant on the other side of the ball as well. As a staff the pitchers have compiled a 2.66 earned run average, second best in the GSC behind Delta State’s 2.16 ERA. Senior Kevin Johnson is a perfect 3-0 while recording a team high 20 strikeouts in 21 innings of work on the mound. Junior college transfers Daniel Vargas-Vila and Jason Postill have emerged as two of the team’s weekend starters. Vargas-Vila leads the team with a minuscule 1.23 ERA while Postill is not far behind with his 1.29 ERA in 14 innings on the mound.Southern Arkansas, the defending Gulf South Conference Tournament Champions is led offensively by junior Logan Williams who is batting .367 with three homeruns and 11 RBI. On the mound the Muleriders are led by junior right-hander Hayden Simpson and seniors Matt Speake and Cole Lohden. Simpson boasts a career record of 24-1, receiving his only loss at the hands of the Argos last season, a 6-0 defeat at home. This season Simpson is 2-0 with a 2.84 era and 18 strikeouts. Speake has been the most dominant off the mound for the Muleriders this season. In 14 innings of work he has posted a .64 ERA and has held opponents to a .093 batting average. The Argos will square off with the Muleriders Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. CT for the start of a doubleheader at Jim Spooner Field. West Florida will close out the series on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT. For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com.Print Friendly Version Share photo courtesy of jimhoguephotos.com center_img Argos Set To Host No. 4 Southern Arkansas This Weekendlast_img read more

Ikutan Menjerit Karena Harga Tiket Pesawat Mahal? Cek Dulu Penyebabnya!

first_imgTidak sedikit penumpang yang mengeluhkan harga tiket penerbangan domestik rute tertentu itu lebih tinggi ketimbang rute penerbangan internasional dengan waktu terbang yang hampir sama. Namun ini bukanlah melulu tentang jarak dan waktu tempuh, penetapan harga tiket pesawat jauh lebih rumit ketimbang pertimbangan dua faktor di atas.Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) dalam siaran pers pernah menyebutkan bahwa avtur menyumbang 40 hingga 50 persen dari besaran tarif yang dikenakan kepada penumpang, 20 persen untuk biaya sewa pesawat, lalu dua hingga 10 persen untuk fasilitas terminal dan bandara (ground handling), sedangkan 30 persen sisanya untuk pajak dan biaya tenaga kerja.Itu hanyalah sebagian besar faktor yang menentukan besaran tarif tiket pesawat, masih banyak variabel lain yang juga turut memberikan andil – seperti persaingan harga dengan sesama maskapai dan juga nilai tukar rupiah, karena selama ini avtur dibayar dengan satuan mata uang dollar Amerika Serikat.Sekedar informasi tambahan, pengaturan harga tiket pesawat ini diatur oleh peraturan keselamatan, dengan tarif maksimum dan minimum yang ditetapkan oleh pemerintah guna memastikan kelangsungan komersial. Kalau ketahuan membelot, maka tidak menutup kemungkinan pihak maskapai akan keluar dari jalur persaingan.Baca Juga: Selasa Sore! Waktu Paling Tepat untuk Berburu Tiket Pesawat MurahFaktor hari libur nasional juga memegang peranan penting di balik melonjaknya harga tiket pesawat, karena di tanggal-tanggal libur tersebut, tidak sedikit orang yang ingin melancong dengan menggunakan pesawat – dan ini juga sedikit banyaknya mempengaruhi harga jual tiket untuk rute tertentu. Sebut saja perayaan Imlek kemarin, dimana harga yang ditawarkan pihak maskapai untuk rute, misalnya Jakarta – Pangkal Pinang akan meroket drastis. Ini dipengaruhi oleh permintaan penerbangan yang tinggi di rute tersebut. Sedangkan untuk rute lain pun mengalami peningkatan, namun tidaklah terlalu drastis.Jadi, sekarang sudah paham kan apa-apa saja yang mempengaruhi tingginya harga jual tiket pesawat?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedGaruda Indonesia Turunkan Harga Tiket Jakarta-Padang28/02/2019In “Featured”Inilah Sebab Harga Tiket Kereta di Eropa Bisa “Bersaing” dengan Tiket Pesawat06/10/2019In “Darat”Inilah Penjelasan Lion Air Seputar ‘Tingginya’ Harga Tiket Multiple Flight02/06/2019In “Analisa Angkutan” Sumber: istimewa Anomali kenaikan harga tiket pesawat yang momennya hampir berbarengan dengan pemberlakuan aturan penghapusan bagasi gratis ternyata masih menjadi perdebatan di sebagian kalangan hingga saat ini. Banyak pengguna jasa angkutan udara yang ‘menjerit’ akibat kenaikan harga tiket yang tidak lagi menyuguhkan harga miring.Baca juga: Klarifikasi INACA, “Harga Avtur Tidak Berpengaruh Langsung Pada Tingginya Harga Tiket Pesawat” Bagi mereka yang menjerit karena harga tiket pesawat yang sudah melambung, mungkin mereka masih belum paham betul mengenai rumitnya proses penetapan tarif dan faktor pendukung yang menyebabkan harga tiket menjadi mahal.last_img read more

Obituary: Jon Economou

first_imgJon signed as an apprentice aged 16 and at 17 he was awarded a three-year professional contract. He struggled to gain a first team place until fate intervened in February 1982, when eight senior players, the Ashton Gate Eight, tore up their contracts as a necessary part of saving the club in its financial crisis.Jon made his League debut in the next game at home against Fulham, alongside three fellow youth team players also making their debuts – Mark Smith, Wayne Bray and Rob Newman. One year later Jon recalled: “The Fulham game remains one of my most memorable. The atmosphere was fantastic and the thrill was only matched by my first league goal against Gillingham later in the season.”Jon would go on to make 62 league appearances for Bristol City – three as a substitute – scoring three goals. After leaving Ashton Gate, Jon joined up with former team mate Gerry Gow, then managing at Yeovil Town, followed by Forest Green Rovers, Weston-super-Mare, Gloucester City, Minehead – then managed by another former teammate, Chris Garland – and Devizes Town.In 2013, Jon underwent lengthy surgery for a malignant tumour and had undergone many medical procedures since. He leaves behind partner Mandi and daughters Hayley and Gemma.last_img read more

Butibum Bees book first grand final spot

first_imgLAE BASKETBALL Defending Lae Basketball Association premier men’s champions Butibam Bees have booked the first grand final spot defeating arc rivals NS Busu 69 -64 last weekend. Butibum took sweet revenge with that semi final win after Busu beat them twice in regular season games. Led by ever green guard Jordan Geasa and consistent good performances by Bobby Hoggling, Marx Boussougou, Apelis Stafford and Noah Giali the Bees will be tough to beat in the grand final. Coach Casey Stafford also have the services of top players Ashley Boussougou, George Gware Junior, Samuel Gears, Mathew Joumkalop, Joel Giali and Russel Stafford at his disposal should he need to use a full strength side. The Bees will now stand tall to defend their 2017 title awaiting either Busu, New Dawn or Unitech Bulls. The do or die match between New Dawn and Bulls was called off with 25 seconds left, with the teams locked at 37 points each. The winner of this game will meet Busu to determine who challenges Butibum for the 2018 championship. The Lae Basketball Association has rescheduled the rematch of New Dawn and Unitech Bulls to this Saturday and the winner to play NS Busu on Sunday. New dawn young guns Manu Aaron, Ryan Tetemo, Darren Odis and Jeff Gelam Junior will look to stop the varsity team. Bulls will be led by seniors Nelson Thom, Michael Nao, Sandy Katusele, Namana Okana and Cameron Wangiomie. While Bulls young stars Raphael Arpa, Nobert Odis, Amos Bobo and Edward Kosi will be very hard to stop as well. In the premier women’s fixtures, NS Busu booked the first grand final spot after it was deemed they forfeited South’s who did not turn up for that game. Busu will now try to avenge their grand final loss to Unitech Bulls last year. However they are likely to meet defending champions and dubbed queens of Eriku courts Unitech Bulls, who trashed Exodus and will look to comfortably beat South’s on Saturday to meet Busu in a replay of the 2017 grand final. It will be another exciting weekend of basketball at the Eriku Courts where the 2018 grandfinal spots will be confirmed. Finals gate fees are K2 for adults and K1 for students, and LBA is calling on all supporters to be well behaved and advises that no alcohol or illicit substances will be entertained inside the basketball court premises.last_img read more

Bike troubles side line Vieira for Round 2

first_imgBy Stephan Sookram in CanadaBIKE troubles continued yesterday in Canada for Elliot Vieira, who ended his Canadian Superbike (CSBK) Championship without riding a competitive lap.Saturday’s problems worsened into Sunday as mechanics continued trying to get the problem sorted, swapping out throttl­­e-bodies, spark plugs and other parts.And after missing first practice and another session, Vieira opted to mount his old Kawasaki ZX6-R that gave him the 2015 Caribbean Championship.And after a few laps of that, things were looking more bright but on return to the pit for the feedback session, Vieira described the bike as feeling unstable down the back straight, later being discovered as a damaged bushing in the front shock.Mechanics refocused their attention on the Yamaha but to no avail, with the time ultimately elapsing.He told Chronicle Sport, “Yeah, it’s obviously disappointing to not have a ride on the last day of the CSBK Championships; the guys worked hard throughout the year.”“I wanted to ride so badly that I pulled out the old Kawi (Kawasaki) but that had issues too. The bike was just unstable down the straight and also underpowered for this track; so maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t ride it.”What we are going to do is take the bike home and then we are going to have it stripped and sorted. There are a few track days here before the winter steps in and we want to get it prepped for that.”I can’t say enough thanks to my sponsors for the year; my manager Clive Ng-a-Kien and mechanic William Shimping who tore the bike down no less than about 30 times trying to find the problem.”His campaign was sponsored by Adventura Gold, Roadsport Auto Group, WASP Performance, K&J Auto Body, DynoJet, Bickle Racing, Snow City, Brooklyn Cycle Racing, Gp Bikes and Gimoto.last_img read more

“Where did people get this from?” – Chelsea player rubbishes claims…

first_imgIt’s been nearly two weeks since Willian returned to England. He says he left his wife and children in Brazil, and will keep them there until the Premier League takes a decision about when to return.Speaking of playing again, Willian has claimed that Chelsea players are not eager to return unless they feel it’s completely safe to do so.“Honestly, what I see is that many players, I think the majority, they’re not comfortable with playing at the moment. We know, we really want to go back, we really miss playing, doing what we like to do. But we have to return safely, this is our thinking. I think health comes first. So players at the moment are not comfortable coming back, until there is security.”Embed from Getty ImagesWillian has also been asked about rumours about his future. It’s been claimed he’s met Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho in the last week, and the player says there’s no way it could have happened.“It’s funny because I got here, and when you come from outside the country, you have to be in isolation. You have to be quarantined. So to this day, I’m still not leaving home. And when I saw that news, I was surprised. I said ‘where did people get this from?’ Because I didn’t even talk to him on the phone, and I didn’t meet him either, because I didn’t leave the house. So this news is not really true. I didn’t meet him. Of course I have a good friendship with him, sometimes we chat. But really, lately I haven’t had any contact with Mourinho.”The winger also claimed he’s looking to stay in Europe for a few more years, as he doesn’t plan to return to Brazil so soon. In case he does, he says his former club Corinthians are his priority, but he ‘can’t close doors to other sides’.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndo Chelsea star Willian has been interviewed by the Brazilian media once again this week. From his home in London, he spoke to Sportv journalist Mauricio Noriega.last_img read more

Sam Watson finishes sixth and Cathal Daniels seventh in superb result for Irish Eventing at four-star Luhmühlen Horse Trials in Germany

first_img Carlow’s Sam Watson and Galway’s Cathal Daniels have recorded two of the most impressive results for Irish Eventing in recent years – finishing sixth and seventh places respectively at the prestigious Luhmühlen CCI4* Horse Trials in Germany.Sam Watson (left) and Cathal Daniels finished sixth and seventh places respectively at Luhmühlen CCI4* Horse Trials in GermanyWatson and Daniels were among just six riders who managed to finish clear inside the time during Saturday’s demanding Cross Country phase at the German venue, moving them both inside the top 10.Watson riding Horseware Ardagh Highlight (ISH) and Daniels with Rioghan Rua (ISH), both finished with two fences down apiece in this morning’s (Sunday) final Show Jumping phase. This left both Irish riders on a final score of 41.0 with Watson taking sixth place after finishing closer to the Cross country optimum time, just ahead of Daniels in seventh.Cork’s Patricia Ryan (pictured) and Dunrath Eclipse (ISH) completed an excellent result for Irish riders and Irish bred horses, by taking 12th place overall on a score of 87.95. Victory went to New Zealand’s Jonelle Price with Faerie Dianimo on a score of 28.30.Luhmühlen is one of just six events held around the globe each year at four-star level – the highest level of competition in the sport of Eventing and speaking afterwards, Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden said:“We are thrilled with the result. It was a very tough competition and you don’t get a higher standard than CCI4*. We were aiming to get our riders fast Cross Country and to have two of them inside the time yesterday was fantastic. Our riders are really upping their game, to finish sixth and seventh is fantastic. Trish Ryan also had a brilliant performance to finish 12th and it shows we are adding more depth to our squad. We feel we are becoming much more competitive and this gives us great confidence heading to the World Equestrian Games this year and for next years European Championships here in Germany.”BREEDING• Horseware Ardagh Highlight (ISH) – 2004 bay gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Gentle Servant (ISH), by Kings Servant (ISH). Bred by Teresa Walsh, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Belinda Keir. Rider: Sam Watson (IRL)• Rioghan Rua (ISH) – 2007 chestnut mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Highland Destiny (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID). Owner/Bred by Margaret Kinsella, Co. Galway. Rider: Cathal Daniels (IRL)• Dunrath Eclipse (ISH) – 2006 bay gelding by Chinook Eclipse (TB) out of Aoife Baby (ISH), by Rame Z (HANN). Bred by Michael Lynch, Co. Cork. Owner: Tom & Carol Henry. Rider: Patricia Ryan (IRL) 17 June 2018, 11:50 Home  »  General  »  Sam Watson finishes sixth and Cathal Daniels seventh in superb result for Irish Eventing at four-star Luhmühlen Horse Trials in Germany Sam Watson finishes sixth and Cathal Daniels seventh in superb result for Irish Eventing at four-star Luhmühlen Horse Trials in Germany Tags:last_img read more

2020 HSI Stallion Selections

first_img The 2020 HSI Stallion Selections took place in Cavan Equestrian Centre on the 10th and 11th of March. A total of thirty stallions were presented for inspection, eight Irish Sport Horse stallions, nineteen Irish Draught stallions, two Thoroughbreds and one pony stallion.Irish Draught stallions were initially presented to the Irish Draught studbook Inspectors in-hand on the triangle, where their conformation, walk and trot were assessed. They were then shown loose to further assess their movement and athleticism. Of the Irish draught stallions presented seven achieved Class 1 status.Of the eleven stallions presented for Stage 1 for the Irish Sport Horse and Irish Sport Pony Studbook, four met the Stage 1 requirements on the first day. This entails an in-hand conformation assessment using Linear profiling and movements is assessed on the triangle then hard surface followed a loose or ridden athleticism assessment. Three Irish Sport Horse Stallions met the Stage 1 requirements and presented for Stage 2 assessment on Wednesday where they were ridden by their own rider and subsequently ridden by Capt. Geoff Curran the test rider for the Irish Sport Horse Stage 2 assessments. The four-year-old Lithium V.S. and the five-year-old Kaiden Leva WD both met the criteria and were classified as Preliminary Approved.Commenting on the 2020 inspections, Alison Corbally, HSI Director of Breeding and Programmes, stated “There was strong representation of nineteen Irish Draught Stallions who came forward for inspection this year, eight Irish Sport Horses, two Thoroughbred’s and one pony. The preparation and turnout of all stallions was excellent and commented on by both inspection panels. I would like to acknowledge the effort put in by the stallion owners and their support staff in producing these young horses so well. I hope that breeders, will consider using these newly classified stallions and give them an opportunity to start their breeding careers with good mares. While imported semen is very useful for out crosses, as an industry we need to consider and support Irish based stallions to ensure the investment made by Stallion owners in Ireland continues to thrive the future. We wish them all the best of luck in their breeding careers”.Provisional Irish Sport Horse Studbook Stallion Inspection Results 2020PRELIMINARY APPROVEDKAIDEN LEVA WD 2015, by KANNAN (KWPN) out of BEA-LEVA (KWPN) by NUMERO UNO (KWPN) Bred by W. Dekker. Owned by Sandra Duffy. Status:  Preliminary ApprovedLITHIUM V.S. 2016 by ETOULON VDL (KWPN) out of ZUIDAM LANA V.S. (KWPN) by GUIDAM (SF) bred by H.H de Vries. Owned by Ennisnag Stud. Status: Preliminary ApprovedPASSED STAGE 1CARNEYHAUGH TROJAN 2016 by FOR PLEASURE (HANN) out of CARNEYHAUGH ALLEGRO (ISH) by DON JUAN DE LA BOUVERIE (SBS). Bred and owned by Paddy Breen. Status: Not Approved 1KENTUCKY LVP 2016 by ROTCHILD DU BOSQUETIAU (SBS) out of ORLANDA I (HOLST) by CAROLUS-I (HOLST) bred by LVP Stables. Owned by Gary Frew. Status: Not Approved 1IRISH DRAUGHTStallion Name YOB Sire Dam Sire Owner ClassificationCAPPA CAPONE 2017 by CAPPA CASSANOVA (IDC1) out of CAPPA JEWEL (RID) by COOLCRONAN WOOD (IDC1) bred and owned by James Quinn. Status: Class 1CARRAIGSTUD JACK 2017 by GOLDSMITHCOUNTRY OLIVER (IDC1) out of GOLDSMITHCOUNTRY EASTER (IDC1) by CLONAKILTY HERO (IDC1) bred and owned by Denis O’Brien. Status: Class 1DERRYNASAGURT SILVER 2017 by FAST SILVER (IDC1) out of TANAS QUEEN (IDC1) BY CASTANA (IDC1) bred by Michael Healy. owned by Sean Scannell. Status: Class 1GWEEBARRAS DREAMTIME STAR 2016 by MILLHOLLOW REAL MAC COY (ID C1) out of DREAMTIME MAYFIE (RID) BY BLUE RAJAH (ID C1) bred and owned by Enda Hamill. Status: Class 1LIOSDERG SILVER PRIDE 2012 by HEIGH HO SILVER (ID C1) out of CLOGHEEN CAVEHILL PRIDE (RID) BY CORK ARTHUR (ID C1) Bred by Dennis Bracken. Owned by Gabriel Fox. Status: Class 1MOYLOUGH SUPREMACY 2017 by CARRABAWN CROSS (IDC1) out of ARDCARNE VILAMEAR (RID) by CASTANA (IDC1) bred by John Gilboy. Owned by Patrick Hoare. Status: Class 1WRS SUN SHINE 2014 by WRS SUN RICH (IDC2) out of CLONALASSAN NANCY (ID) BY HUNTINGFIELD HEATHCLIFF (IDC1)bred by Martin Burke. owned by Donal Shine. Status: Class 1 2020 HSI Stallion Selections Home  »  Breeding News  »  2020 HSI Stallion Selections 11 March 2020, 20:34 Tags:last_img read more

Tyson Fury pays whopping £557 for pizzas and chicken wings in bumper food delivery in lockdown with family in Morecambe

first_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Omg this is awesome 🙂 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. TYSON Fury staged a heavyweight Easter lockdown with his family in Morecambe by ordering a gut-busting £557 food delivery.The Gypsy King and reality TV star missus Paris isolated in style with a mountain of pizza and top-quality nosh.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesTyson Fury ordered £557 worth of pizza for his family during lockdownCredit: BackGridThe boxer told the face-masked delivery man to stand two metres back and leave the food on the stepCredit: BackGridTheir mammoth feast was shared with the couple’s five children and Paris’s parents at the boxing star’s Lancashire home.Grinning WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, 31, told the face-masked delivery driver to stand two metres back as he stacked pizza boxes and food bags on the doorstep before handing him a £100 tip.The Saturday night takeaway, which was ferried in heated bags, included a stack of pizzas, four mixed grill platters, four chicken wing platters, two steak meals and five king prawn dishes.Chefs also prepared a portion of 6ft 9in Tyson’s new favourite dish of Parmo, a Middlesbrough concoction of breaded chicken and béchamel sauce fried with cheese.The boxer, who is known for his yo-yoing weight between bouts, kept one eye on the calories by adding 25 cans of Diet Coke.An onlooker told The Sun: “Tyson loves his grub and has a big family and he can certainly afford it.“He said, as the food arrived, ‘We’ve got nothing else to spend our money on during lockdown’.“Tyson was in good spirits but ordered the delivery driver to stand two metres back and leave the food on the step.The massive bill had the family’s name on itCredit: BackGridTyson and Paris Fury wait on the doorstep for their mammoth takeawayCredit: BackGridThe delivery driver keeps his distance as he drops off the food orderCredit: BackGridParis Fury stands on the doorstep of her house in MorecambeCredit: BackGridTyson Fury carries in nine pizzas for his familyCredit: BackGrid “Unsurprisingly, the driver did as he was told and was given a tip of two £50 notes.”Paris, 30, helped haul in the mega meal and insisted no one else had joined the family, which could have breached strict lockdown rules.She said from the family’s home: “The food order was just for us and the children.“We have got five children and the food arrived in a lot of boxes.”The expanding Fury brood — sons Prince John James, eight, Prince Tyson Fury II, three, Prince Adonis Amaziah, one, and daughters Venezuela, ten, and two-year-old Valencia Amber — were given another Easter treat.Paris posted an Instagram picture of a dining table decked with ­dozens of chocolate Easter eggs.Tyson and Paris Fury’s children on Easter SundayCredit: Instagram @parisfury1She captioned the snap: “Happy Easter everyone. My babies have already started on their eggs.“I asked them, ‘Why do we celebrate Easter?’ They said, ‘Jesus’ birthday?’ Well, close enough.”Mega-rich Tyson, who beat Deontay Wilder, 34, in February to take the WBC crown, has been entertaining fans during lockdown with online workouts often hilariously interrupted by his boisterous kids.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.The feast was for the couple, their five children and Paris’ parentsCredit: Free for editorial useThe boxer enjoyed the mega meal with his family on Easter without breaching strict lockdown rulesCredit: PA:Press AssociationTyson Fury says that Deontay Wilder is only taking the rematch fight for the money 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTINGcenter_img 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uklast_img read more

Katy Perry loooking for “a real legit American Idol”

first_imgABC/Image Group LA(LOS ANGELES) — American Idol returns March 11 on ABC, along with original host Ryan Seacrest, and they’re banking on new judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry to return the show to its glory days, when it produced stars like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.“Literally, we are wasting our time if we do not find a star,” said Perry at a Television Critics Association panel in Los Angeles on Monday. “America doesn’t need a star. They need like a real legit American Idol.”Adds Perry, “It’s a beautiful story. And we need those beautiful stories right now to help lift us up, inspire us and believe in ourselves again.”She thinks the timing couldn’t be better for Idol‘s return either, noting that it takes more than just raw talent to make it in the business these days.“I think…these days it’s so hard to stand out. You have to like, light yourself on fire on Instagram, while singing and it’s like you still might not get enough hits,” she explains. “It’s come full circle that this platform, this launching pad, may give such an advantage to all those people that need that spotlight.”Seacrest, acknowledges the show’s failure to produce real superstars in its later years. The key this time around, was finding a group of stars who, “weren’t just gonna be individual stars, but were gonna come on to collaborate, to take this seriously and to give the franchise what it deserves.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more