Passante route out to tender

first_imgNINE COMPANIES have prequalified for a contract to operate the first service through Milano’s Passante cross-city tunnel, which is due to open throughout on December 10 2006. Lombardia region announced on July 23 that it would issue the final invitation to tender shortly.The nine-year contract covers the operation of a service linking Varese, Gallerate, Segrate and Piotello. Designated S5, it is one of nine routes in the new Lombardia regional rail network to be launched with the December timetable change this year.Varese – Piotello services will be operated using a fleet of 15 new TSR regional trainsets being acquired by the region at a cost of €108m. Trains will run hourly from Varese and half-hourly from Gallerate every day of the year, with extra services at peak times. Connections will be provided at Piotello with trains to Bergamo, Brescia and Cremona. In the longer term, services could be extended to Treviglio following the completion of quadrupling works.The route is the first in the region to be put out to competitive tender, and Lombardia has budgeted for a basic subsidy of €7·7m a year. The prequalified bidders include Trenitalia, Ferrovie Nord Milano and local metro operator ATM. According to the city council member for infrastructure and mobility, Massimo Cosaro, opening the rail network to competition is expected to drive up the quality of service.Bids are due to be invited this month for two further concessions in the region. One covering Milano – Molteno – Lecco and Como – Lecco will also start in December 2006 and run for nine years. The other covers integrated rail and bus services be-tween Brescia, Iseo and Edolo; this will run for seven years from December 2005.last_img read more

PVL on Tour Iloilo tickets discounted

first_imgFive hundred General Admission tickets may be bought for P100 each – down from the P300 original price – at the Globe booth across Freedom Grandstand starting 9 a.m. today, event organizer Ruding Villaruz said.But ticket buyers will have to buy a SIM card first, Villaruz said. A maximum purchase of five tickets per person is allowed.“We offer this to those who want to watch the games but are having problems with their budget,” Villaruz said. “Since there is no class on Monday, students will have more time to buy the discounted tickets.”Hair Fairy-Air Force Jet Spikers will face off with Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors at 4:30 p.m. while Creamline Cool Smashers will see action against Perlas-BanKo Lady Spikers at 6 p.m. (Adrian Stewart Co/PN)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’PVL on Tour Iloilo tickets discounted’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Monday, October 16, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]THOSE who wish to watch the Premier Volleyball League on Tour exhibition match tomorrow at the Iloilo Sports Complex in La Paz, Iloilo City may buy tickets at a discounted price today.last_img read more

FIBA: Greg Slaughter ‘local player’

first_imgGreg Slaughter (foreground, right). PBA MEDIA BUREAU MANILA – FIBA cleared Greg Slaughter to play as a local player for the Philippine men’s basketball team in international competitions.The Filipino-American slotman announced on Twitter on Saturday that he is good to go for Gilas Pilipinas in the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers next week.“I just found out Fiba has approved my eligibility as a local! Couldn’t be happier about this,” said the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings center. “I’m looking forward to beginning a wonderful journey with the national team. Para sa bayan!”Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas was informed about FIBA’s ruling on Slaughter through a letter from the federation’s Secretary-General Patrick Baumann. FIBA recognized that Slaughter failed to secure his passport before turning 16 years old – a key requirement for dual citizens – but took note that he got his passport at 17 and moved with his family to Cebu at 19.“After a thorough review of the documentation by (the SBP), FIBA exceptionally authorizes Gregory William Slaughter to play for the Philippine national team without restriction,” the letter read.The SBP was delighted by the verdict.“We are happy to announce to the entire basketball loving Filipinos that SBP’s push to FIBA to prove that Greg Slaughter is a pure Filipino has been recognized,” organization president Al Panlilio said in a statement released in Las Vegas.“The SBP is elated with this development in our desire to come up with the best basketball roster for our flag and country. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas,” Panlilio added.Now all Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao has to do is choose who between Christian Standhardinger and Stanley Pringle will serve as their naturalized player.“I am more or less convinced to play both Christian and Stanley in this window for at least one game, and they may alternate in the designation as naturalized player,” Guiao said.“If Christian plays in the Iran game, then Stanley will play in the Qatar game. If Stanley plays in the Iran game, then Christian will play in the Qatar game,” the seven-time PBA champion coach added.FIBA classified both Standhardinger and Pringle as naturalized players in its sanctioned tournaments./PNlast_img read more

2019 Suzuki Hayabusa will have fully-active suspension?

first_imgThe next generation 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa is said to have a fully-active suspension system.The “Dynamically Variable Chassis for Motorcycle” patent will allow the bike to change its full suspension settings as well as wheelbase.Patents filed usually won’t make it to production bikes but if this does, it’ll put the new Hayabusa ahead of its competition. As rumours began to pile up on the upcoming re-emergence of the iconic Suzuki Hayabusa, we’re starting to see a number of possibilities that’ll make Suzuki’s latest machine the next generation, not just any hyper crotch rocket.There have been many other rumours before from the 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa being fitted with a turbocharged engine, a bigger 1440cc engine, semi-automatic transmission, and many more.According to the latest report posted by Asphalt & Rubber, a patent filed by Suzuki found at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) might put the next-generation Suzuki Hayabusa ahead of its competition by light years ahead.The patent has been filed for a “Dynamically Variable Chassis for Motorcycle” which indicates that Suzuki has developed a motorcycle chassis that has the ability to adjust its dimensions on the fly. It’s not just height that comes into play but also wheelbase which in theory might help in different riding conditions and scenarios.Changing the ride height is nothing new as some manufacturers have already offered semi-active suspensions on their top-of-the-range bikes but introducing something that can actively adjust its wheelbase is definitely something out of the ordinary. If all goes well (and if the rumour is true), Suzuki will be the first manufacturer to fit their bike with a fully-active electronic suspension package.Having the ability to customise all these settings might be a headache for most but sources have indicated that this will probably be linked to the new Suzuki Hayabusa’s riding modes instead. We’re guessing that there will be a button that says “Go, baby go!” which will lower the bike’s ride height and elongate its wheelbase for the ultimate drag experience.All you need now is that optional 500hp direct port NOS system that’ll send you over the moon like ET but instead of a bicycle, it’ll be a flame-spitting inline-four motorcycle. And reversed winglets to help with the liftoff. Or some help from pigs that can fly.A steam-powered Suzuki Hayabusa?–Ads–last_img read more

I wasn’t granted same opportunity as Solskjaer at Man United – Moyes

first_imgDavid Moyes feels current Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given time he was not afforded at Old Trafford.Moyes returns to his former club on Wednesday when his West Ham team face Solskjaer’s Champions League-chasing side in the Premier League.Seven years ago, Moyes was ‘the chosen one’, the man hired as Alex Ferguson’s successor on a six-year contract, though he lasted only 10 months as United missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in almost two decades.After stints with Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho in charge, ex-United striker Solskjaer came back, initially on an interim basis, before being appointed permanently in March 2019.United only finished sixth last season – and have remained outside the top four for much of this campaign – but Moyes believes Solskjaer is benefitting from a more patient approach from the club’s hierarchy.“It’s a wonderful club and a brilliant place to be, and the biggest club in the world, for me,” Moyes told reporters in his pre-match news conference.“It’s always a special place to go and I’m looking forward to going back. “Ole had a difficult start, but the difference between Ole and me is that he’s being given time “He’s bringing players in from the academy, which Manchester United has always stood for.They’ve got some really exciting young players of their own now.” Since being axed by United, Moyes had spells with Real Sociedad, Sunderland and West Ham, and he returned to take charge of the Hammers again in December.West Ham were only one point above the relegation zone at the time of Moyes’ return but three wins in their previous five games has virtually assured them of safety.“I’ve not read everything that’s been said about David, but he’s doing a fantastic job since they came back from the lockdown. You can see he’s improved the team,” Solskjaer said.“David’s a fantastic manager and I know it’s going to be a very difficult game for us, they’ve had some fantastic wins against Norwich, Watford, Chelsea and they’ve secured their place now, he’s doing a fantastic job.”last_img read more

Suguri turns to Morozov in attempt to regain form

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Starting over: Fumie Suguri has moved to the United States and hired Nikolai Morozov as her new coach following disappointing results last season. | AP PHOTO After struggling during the 2007-08 season with poor results, Suguri left Russia and coach Alexander Zhulin to sign on with Morozov.At the age of 27, most skaters would be long retired from competition, but Suguri, who finished fifth at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and fourth at the 2006 Turin Games, clearly is forging ahead with the 2010 Vancouver Games in her sights.“She is an elite skater and will be a valuable addition to our team,” said Ilya Torchinsky, director of Morozov’s management company, by telephone recently. “Nikolai and the other skaters are all looking forward to working with her.”The Chiba native felt a move was necessary after a season in which she finished fourth (Cup of China) and fifth (Cup of Russia) in her Grand Prix competitions, and failed to qualify for the season-ending Grand Prix Final.“I thought I needed to change something because I have failed to get good results the past two seasons,” Suguri said in comments relayed by her management company AK Global Agent. “I formally requested that Nikolai Morozov be my coach. He has a lot of experience and has made many medalists. I will do my best for next season.”Morozov began coaching Arakawa when many thought her best days were behind her, so it will be interesting to see what he can do with Suguri.Returning home: World champion Mao Asada, who still does not have a full-time coach after leaving Rafael Arutunian earlier this year, will return to Japan next week after working on her programs for next season with choreographer Lori Nichol in Toronto.Prior to her trip to Canada, Mao spent a week in Russia training under famed coach Tatiana Tarasova for the second straight year.Mao’s agent, IMG’s Mariko Wada, said there is no announcement imminent on a new coach for the world’s No. 1-ranked skater, but that Mao and older sister Mai will train separately this season. In years past, they have always trained together.Assignments announced: The Grand Prix lineups for the 2008-09 season have been released by the International Skating Union and promise some interesting matchups.An early look at the roster of competitors for each event shows the NHK Trophy, scheduled for Nov. 27-30 in Tokyo, to be the most formidable on the women’s side.Led by Mao Asada, the contest will also feature U.S. champion Mirai Nagasu and Yukari Nakano.With the GP Final set to take place in Seoul just 10 days after the NHK Trophy, it is likely that all of the skaters will remain in Asia to prepare for it.In addition to the NHK Trophy, Mao will also defend her title at the Trophee Bompard in Paris, where the lineup will include American Caroline Zhang.Nakano will take part in the season-opening Skate America, to be held in Everett, Wash., where she will go up against Ando, Nagasu, Kim and 2006 world champion Kimmie Meissner.In addition to Skate America, Ando will also pull on the boots for the Cup of China, where Kim is also slated to take the ice.Suguri is penciled in to compete at Skate America and the Cup of Russia, where she will be joined by compatriot Nana Takeda and world silver medalist Carolina Kostner of Italy.On the men’s side, Daisuke Takahashi will perform in the Cup of China and the NHK Trophy.Nobunari Oda, who sat out last season following his arrest for drunk driving last summer, is slotted in for just the NHK Trophy.Takahiko Kozuka, the 2006 world junior champion, will compete at Skate America and the Trophee Bompard.World champion Jeffrey Buttle of Canada is entered in Skate Canada and the Cup of China.Nice tribute: International Figure Skating magazine said farewell to two-time U.S. champion Christopher Bowman, who died in January at the age of 40 of an accidental drug overdose, after battling substance abuse problems for years, in its June issue with a story that included comments from an interview with the troubled skater last year.Known as “Bowman the Showman,” the two-time world medalist is recalled by friends and former coach Frank Carroll, in a six-page spread featuring photos from his career. Most touching are those showing Bowman with young daughter Bianca.The piece gives readers a chance to look at the success of Bowman’s career, with balance provided by his perspective on his troubles, and is a nice remembrance of the California native.Figure Skating 2008-09 Grand Prix EventsSchedule and Japanese skaters assignedOct. 23-26, 2008Skate America (Everett, Wa, United States)Men: Takahiko KozukaWomen: Miki Ando, Yukari NakanoIce dancing: NoneOct. 31-Nov. 2HomeSense Skate Canada International (Ottawa)Men: Yasuharu NanriWomen: Fumie Suguri, Nana TakedaIce dancing: Cathy Reed and Chris ReedNov. 6-9Cup of China (Beijing)Men: Kensuke Nakaniwa, Daisuke TakahashiWomen: Miki AndoIce dancing: NoneNov. 13-16Trophee Eric Bompard Cachemire (Paris)Men: Takahiko KozukaWomen: Mao AsadaIce dancing: NoneNov. 20-23Cup of Russia (Moscow)Men: NoneWomen: Fumie Suguri, Nana TakedaIce dancing: NoneNov. 27-30NHK Trophy (Tokyo)Men: Takahito Mura, Nobunari Oda, Daisuke TakahashiWomen: Mao Asada, Yukari Nakano, Akiko SuzukiIce dancing: Cathy Reed and Chris ReedDec. 10-14Grand Prix Final (Seoul)center_img RELATED PHOTOS In an effort to reignite her career, five-time Japan national champion Fumie Suguri has joined forces with coach Nikolai Morozov, the man who led Shizuka Arakawa to the gold medal at the 2006 Olympic Games and Miki Ando to the 2007 world championship.Suguri arrived in Hackensack, N.J., 10 days ago to begin training under Morozov, who also mentors Nobunari Oda and the Japanese-American ice dancing team of Chris and Cathy Reed.last_img read more

Report: Bristol City Women 0 – Chelsea Ladies 2

first_imgWords by Chelsey Downing Bristol City Women: Baggaley, Matthews, Turner (c), Kerkdijk, Dykes, Palmer, Biesmans, Arthur (Estcourt 51), Daniels (Humphrey 86), Hemp, Farrow (Fergusson 73).Unused Subs: Watson, Brown, Allen, P Wilson. Both sides started brightly, but City Women found themselves with the opening chance of the game with just three minutes on the clock.After some clever build-up play, Millie Farrow found herself through on goal but her curling effort finished just inches past the post.Moments later, Chelsea had the ball in the net thanks to midfielder Drew Spence.The England international muscled her way into the box before battling with the City Women defence.The cross came in and Spence rose highest, with her header nestling itself into the bottom corner to send put the Blues one to the good.Millie Farrow and Lauren Hemp combined well throughout the opening 45 minutes but couldn’t get past Hedvig Lindahl in goal. The Swede was called into action as the half-time whistle beckoned and stayed big to deny Farrow a certain goal.The second-half got off to a slow start, with neither side able to create a chance in the opening ten minutes.City Women had the chance to equalise with just under a quarter of the match left to play, as Hemp looked to connect with Farrow’s pinpoint pass, the linesman flagged for offside.Ten minutes later, Lindhal was tested twice in quick succession but the Vixens couldn’t find a way past the Chelsea shot-stopper.As the clock ticked towards 90 minutes, Jonna Andersson grabbed a second for the visitors thanks to a daring run by top scorer Fran Kirby.Sophie Baggaley was called into action in the dying seconds, producing a world-class save to deny Ji So-Yun’s 30-yard effort to prevent it from being three.Bristol City Women close their season against Arsenal on Sunday, with tickets available to buy here.last_img read more

After slow start, Robenson Therezie restoring shine

first_imgAUBURN – Robenson Therezie was devastated.The Auburn “star” safety and last year’s team Defensive Player of the Year spent the second half of fall camp with his eligibility in limbo.Rumors swirled as to how long the senior from Miami would be out, and what it would mean to Auburn’s defense. The fodder proved unfounded as Therezie was cleared the night before the season opener.“It was really devastating,” Therezie said. “It happened, it’s behind me now. It’s in the past. I’m just focused on getting back to the old me.”It’s taken Therezie, who has 21 tackles with five pass breakups, three hurries, time to get back to his old self.Despite not practicing much leading in to the season opener, Therezie helped deliver a big play, drilling Brandon Allen as he threw and Jermaine Whitehead caught the fluttering ball and returned it for a touchdown.“It was something that fit the defensive style,” Therezie said. “Coach knows I like to be a part of the blitzing and just pressuring the quarterback. … (Blitzing is) about being low and just driving through the gap. Everyone has a responsibility and whatever my responsibility is I just go hard at it, and probably cause another player (to get free) or cause something to happen. Going against those 300-pounders is really nothing to me.”But in other aspects Therezie got off to a very slow start, especially compared to how he opened the 2013 season. He had just nine tackles through the first four games, compared to 25 in the same period last season.“I came to a really slow start,” he said. “I feel like my coverage skills have gotten better, pressuring, but everything else is starting to come back to me (just like) last year. So I feel like I’m doing pretty good.”To utilize more of Therezie’s skills, Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson incorporated him in blitz packages, particularly out of the “Cinco” package, used mostly in third-and-long situations.“Therezie is a really good pass rusher, him and Justin Garrett, so using them to create exotic blitzes and make the line open up a gap for one of those guys to come free is really helpful for the back end,” safety Josh Holsey said, “knowing that you’re going to get pressure and you won’t have to cover for 4-5 seconds back there in the secondary.”Therezie found a rhythm in SEC play, with six tackles against LSU and four at Mississippi State, but had a rough outing in pass coverage in last week’s win over South Carolina.“As far as communication, it was pretty tough,” Therezie said of last week’s game, “but a lot of that was just gimmies based off lack of communication, and just (them) making plays.”Therezie knows his coverage skills will again be tested against Bo Wallace and Ole Miss and he feels the Rebels quarterback is improved from a year ago.Auburn is primarily a man defense, though Therezie feels he’s improved on his zone coverage.“I feel like I’ve gotten better at playing my part,” Therezie said, “and not creating a hole in the defense so that the offense can attack.”He may not be back to his old self just yet, but the hole Auburn defense would have had to fill without Therezie for any portion of time would have been much bigger than any blown assignment.last_img read more

Phillies third jersey question

first_imgAll Activity 46,552 posts 46,552 posts 18,003 Sports Logo News Phillies third jersey question Sign in to follow this   Posted February 18, 2013 Phillies third jersey question BBTV Recommended Posts 86 SportsLogos.Net zilch 2 Members 2 By zilch, February 17, 2013 in Sports Logo News Location:cardinal nation Phillies third jersey question Posted February 17, 2013 Bouj Members Share this post Share on other sites zilch 2,570 posts BBTV Members That will work. Thanks!! Share on other sites 18,003 Share on other sites 0 Sports Logo News 18,003 Sign in to follow this   Posted February 18, 2013 Members zilch 2 Followers 1 BBTV Share on other sites Followers 1 Posted February 17, 2013 Initialisms Suck Posted February 17, 2013 Go To Topic Listing 18,003 0 Share this post Link to post Sports Logos Link to post Bouj This topic is now closed to further replies. Share this post 367 posts 0 86 Link to post 2 0 2 Forums Home Link to post zilch SportsLogos.Net Location:Clutch City (Houston, TX) Link to post I think it’s cream, because they use a lot of twill behind their script (which annoys the hell out of me) and the white would be very noticeable. Here’s a large pic which I think shows it’s cream – or at least not bright white. 86 18,003 Sports Logos On the Phillies third jersey is the logo stitched onto cream/off white or white twill? Members BBTV Share this post 18,003 Share on other sites It annoys me that they have beautiful chain stitching but still just have twill patches instead of stitching directly to the jerseys like the cardinals do. Forums Home 367 posts 2 All Activity Share this post I have one of these. It’s stitched onto cream. Initialisms Suck 0 Location:cardinal nationlast_img read more

Horner: We should all be worried about the pace of Racing…

first_imgRed Bull boss Christian Horner said “everyone” should be worried about the pace of Racing Point this season after Renault protested the legality of their car on Sunday.The French team sent an official complaint after the victory of Lewis Hamilton in the Grand Prix of Styria – a race in which the driver of Racing Point Sergio Perez finished in 6th place, starting from 17th. Renault’s protest is that they believe Racing Point has violated Formula One rules by building a car that is not original in the design of the specific “Published Parts”. The International Automobile Federation upheld Renault’s complaint and ordered Mercedes to provide the Racing Point team with the same parts of the car in 2019.“I think everyone should be worried about Racing Point. Perez was faster than Valteri Botas with Mercedes in one stage of the race. And, given that Botas’s tires were about a lap older than Racing Point, Perez was three or four-tenths faster. That was a very impressive speed that they showed, “Horner said. Perez’s teammate Lance Stroll finished seventh and said after the race that he thought the team had the “second fastest car”. “We had the second fastest car, maybe the third, but we were certainly faster than Renault, McLaren and many other teams.”Racing Point drives Mercedes engines and their base at Silverstone is close to the Silver Arrows team. The team finished seventh in the general classification in the constructors last year, but is in a period of evolution after taking over the new owner Lawrence Stroll in 2018. The similarities between Racing Point and Mercedes from last year caught attention during the pre-season tests, the team did not deny that was inspired by them. The team added that they examined the car in detail from photos, but did nothing illegal. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more