Alstom presents first Italian AGV

first_imgITALY: On November 30 Alstom Transport presented the first of eight AGV.italo high speed trainsets that it is building at its Savigliano works for open access operator Nuovo Trasporti Viaggiatori. NTV has ordered 25 AGV trainsets from Alstom, 17 of which have been produced at the La Rochelle plant in western France.‘The experience of NTV, now ready for commercial service, is awaited with great interest and will be studied carefully in other countries’, said NTV CEO Giuseppe Sciarrone. ‘Meeting such a challenge in such a short time frame would not have been possible without the enormous experience in high speed and the technological reliability of Alstom’.NTV now expects to launch commercial services in early 2012 between Torino and Salerno, via Roma and Napoli. A Roma – Venezia service is also planned.Alstom’s Savigliano plant near Torino is also supplying four Class 390 tilting trainsets for UK operator Virgin Trains, as well as 62 additional cars to lengthen existing formations. ‘The additional Pendolino trains and carriages will enable us to add thousands of extra seats to our services which is great news for passengers, who love the Pendolino’, said Virgin Trains CEO Tony Collins.last_img read more

DAPE seeking to improve engineering in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews DAPE seeking to improve engineering in Dominica by: – March 27, 2015 Share Share Tweet 395 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Share President of the Dominica Association of professional Engineers Mr. Wynyard EspritIncoming President of the Dominica Association of professional Engineers Wynyard Esprit has said that his association wants to improve the engineering sector in Dominica.Mr. Esprit said the association’s role in developing and enhancing the skills and capabilities of Professional Engineers in Dominica remains crucial, especially as the single trade market for CARICOM and the OECS is advancing with the expectation of competitive bidding for positions in the Engineering fields across the region.The Association will seek to embark firstly on a membership drive which is vital for its survival of and objectives. “What we want to do this year from 2015-2016 is really get the Association really active. We want to do a membership drive, since the last couple of years we had poor membership attending meetings and we couldn’t really do anything in terms of promoting the engineering profession. So we want to engage more members this year.”Mr Esprit also informed that they will look to liaise with the University of the West Indies or the Dominica State College to provide professional development courses for their members.He also stated that DAPE will seek Audiences with the Minister responsible for Engineering to obtain the amendments to necessary ACT.“One of the most important things we want to do is meet with the minister responsible for engineering so we can get some amendments made to the engineering act. We want to see how these amendments can be passed because it is affecting the Board of Engineering as well as the DAPE.”He said as CARICOM is moving ahead with the single trade market, “if we do not have those amendments it can set us back when we have competition with other engineers from Trinidad and Barbados.”He added that they would also like to take more ownership of the engineering profession and help students and young engineers develop in that area.“We want to go to the state college and the other Secondary schools where we could give career guidance in promoting engineering and the subjects that students would need to prepare themselves for such a career.”Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Raytheon’s New M-code Modules and Receivers Certified by US Air Force

first_imgRaytheon has received security certification for new M-code GPS modules and receivers from the Global Positioning Systems Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.The new modules and receivers will give military aircraft, ships, ground vehicles and weapon systems secure and reliable access to modernized GPS.Raytheon’s M-code common GPS module was certified, along with its ground-based GPS receiver, or GB-GRAM, and the avionics GPS receiver, or GRAM-S/M. GB-GRAM and GRAM S/M are jointly developed with Trimble Inc., while General Dynamics provides cryptographic capabilities for the modules. Because GPS is under constant attack, Raytheon worked with its government partners to create new M-code modules and receivers that give the military secure and resilient navigation systems. They’ve designed these GPS systems with a common security architecture – meaning they can get this capability in the hands of operators faster and eliminate the need for additional security certifications.last_img read more

Bafana clash: Musa, Balogun, 20 others train in Asaba

first_imgGernot Rohr had 22 of his invited players train on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, as they begin full preparations for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battle against the Bafana Bafana at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.Only Bordeaux striker Samuel Kalu, who is expected in camp today, was not part of the training..Stand-in captain Ahmed Musa as well as goalkeepers Daniel Akpeyi, Theophilus Afelokhai and Ikechukwu Ezenwa and defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Adeleye Aniyikaye, Semi Ajayi, Bryan Idowu, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo and Jamilu Collins trained.There were also midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu and Mikel Agu, and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Victor Osimhen, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, Isaac Success and Samuel Chukwueze.Table-toppers Nigeria need a point from Saturday’s encounter inside the FNB Stadium to be sure of a slot at next year’s continental showpiece, but a combination of national pride, assumed rivalry between both teams and commitment to avenging a defeat by the Bafana Bafana in Uyo 17 months ago has adorned this match with a totally different garb.On Matchday 1 of the qualifying series, South Africa won 2-0 with goals from Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau right inside the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, as Coach Gernot Rohr sent out a young, inexperienced Nigerian squad.However, that defeat, the first ever to South Africa in a competitive match, stirred the Eagles and they swept all before them to earn a 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket with a match to spare.However, the memory of that defeat has not gone away, which was why the Eagles have pulled no punches since the 2019 AFCON qualifiers resumed in September, winning all three matches to bounce to the top of the pool and standing at the door of qualification with a match to spare.The Nigeria delegation to Saturday’s big match will depart the country aboard a chartered flight from the Benin City Airport on Thursday evening. The Eagles are expected to have a feel of the FNB Stadium on Friday afternoon by 3.30pm.last_img read more

Soldotna Regional Sports Complex Expansion Plan Expected Early 2018

first_imgThe ideal concept is a field house with a 1/2 size soccer field, and track in order to house soccer games, sports practices, community athletic activities, and a multitude of physical fitness opportunities for the community. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Soldotna Regional Sports Complex advisory team presented their quarterly report at the Soldotna City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 13. The long term goal also includes the ability to expand the building to a full size soccer field with a track with the potential for future expansion. Dillon: “Once we get that part taken care of we should be able to a little more public about where we are going.” Story as aired: According to Tim Dillon c0-chair of the project they anticipate to have 90% of the drawings for the expansion project complete by mid January. The Advisory Team has been mandated to report quarterly to the City Council of the progress on donors and grant funding for the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex expansion project.  The Advisory Team is also tasked with continuing  work on the feasibility of the project.last_img read more

Crimson Tide responded well in practice after loss

first_imgTUSCALOOSA – A challenge was laid down and accepted.Alabama coach Nick Saban wanted his player to respond to last Saturday’s loss the right away.That means with a renewed vigor when it comes to the details of practice and preparing for Saturday’s SEC road game at Arkansas.“I thought it was pretty good,” offensive tackle Austin Shepherd said. “The leaders tried to bring more energy, motivate more people, just try to have more of a presence at practice.”Players got back to basics on how to play and accepted it won’t be a perfect season, but it can still end well.“We bounced back fine,” cornerback Cyrus Jones said. “We understand that we missed a great opportunity on Saturday, but it’s not time to dwell on it. We understand what happened, and we just got to focus on getting better and preparing for our upcoming opponent.”Saban liked what he saw in practice and believes his players can shake off the loss and finish strong in the last seven regular season games.The seventh-ranked Crimson Tide (4-1, 1-1) can still win a West Division title, conference tile and reach the College Football Playoff.“Our players have really responded well this week,” Saban said. “Players worked their way through it and focused on what we needed to do to respond the right way to the adversity we’ve created for ourselves based on how we’ve played and our focus is on fixing the things that will help us play better.”Bigger rolesAlabama spent the week working on backup players to step into bigger roles this week, but Saban wouldn’t give any insight into their progress.Redshirt freshman center Bradley Bozeman takes over for Ryan Kelly (knee) for at least two weeks, sophomore Altee Tenpenny moves up to the No. 3 running back the rest of the year and Denzel Devall (ankle) will be replaced by Ryan Anderson and Dillon Lee for a month.“Obviously there’s some players that are going to get new opportunities,” Saban said. ” We’re doing everything we can to help those players be able to take advantage of those opportunities as they get a chance to play this weekend against a very good Arkansas team. How you respond to a loss is kind of like adversity tolerance. You’ve got to overcome a lot of things.”Previously injured players such as safety Jarrick Williams, cornerback Eddie Jackson and receiver DeAndrew White came out of positions with developed depth.Alabama doesn’t have many reserve game-ready offensive linemen and is now down two running backs.Important roleThe interior defensive linemen have been relatively quiet this season because Alabama has faced so many spread offenses that use the perimeter.Arkansas plans to use its power running game, so the likes of A’Shawn Robinson, Brandon Ivory and Dalvin Tomlinson will be called upon to make more plays other than taking up blockers for the linebackers.“I think when you play against Arkansas, you’ve got to have some physical people on the line of scrimmage because that’s what they’ve done to most people is they dominate the line of scrimmage,” Saban said. “It opens up the passing game, it keeps them in the right down and distance to be a good third-down team.”Quick gameGiven the way both Alabama and Arkansas likes to play, this could be a quick game. Both teams like to control the clock on offense, which means keep it running. Alabama averages 34 minutes, 42 seconds of time of possession to ranks sixth nationally. That’s 11 minutes more than its opponent on average. Arkansas possesses the ball 33:05 a game to rank 17th in the nation.last_img read more

Department of Tourism hosts successful Sports Forum

first_imgIN a continued effort to encourage Guyana’s respective sports association to expand and capitalise on Sports Tourism, the Department of Tourism in the Ministry of Business yesterday hosted its third Sports Tourism Forum at the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) headquarters at Liliendaal. Held under the theme ‘Growth Points in Sports Tourism: Challenges and Solutions’, the forum was headed by Director General Donald Sinclair, along with Trinidadian Andrew Welch, former head of Trinidad Hotels, Restaurant and Tourism Association.The participants representing various sporting disciplines and the tourism establishment explored growth points and discussed the challenges and solutions that impact the development of a sports tourism sector.With Guyana observing Tourism Awareness Month, Sinclair said the Department of Tourism is making special efforts to involve regions in the planning of tourism.Sports tourism, according to Sinclair, refers to travel which involves either observing or participating in a sporting event. He referred to the Caribbean Motor Racing’s (CMRC) final leg, which is set for this weekend at the South Dakota Circuit, as well as the ICC Women’s World T20 leg, hosted at the Guyana National Stadium as prime examples of some activities that will generate revenue for Guyana’s tourism sector.last_img read more

Rangers announce teenager Gilmour is joining Chelsea

first_imgSee also:Inter refuse to comment on reports they want ConteConte insists he wants to stay – but does not quash Inter link Embed from Getty Images  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Exclusive: People Are Becoming Rich Using This Profit System x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Jackie Kennedy Was a Style Icon – but Her Shoes Revealed What We Long Suspected x Mom Has No Idea Why Vacation Photo Went Viral, then She Looks in the Background x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img Rangers have announced they have reached an agreement with Chelsea for teenager Billy Gilmour to move to Stamford Bridge from the Glasgow club.The Gers say they have sold Gilmour, 15, for “a significant sum” following interest from a number of Premier League clubs. The midfielder has impressed for Rangers’ Under-20 side and is regarded as one of Scotland’s brightest prospects. AdChoices广告A Rangers statement read: “The club’s preference would have been for Billy to stay at Rangers but when he made clear his desire to move to the Premier League it was important that we maximised the commercial value for him. We believe we have done this.“The agreement will provide Rangers with a significant sum for a young player who has yet to play first-team football, and further significant amounts could be due based on milestones being reached. We are pleased with this outcome and believe this deal represents good value for Rangers.“That he was sought after by many Premiership clubs, and indeed a number of the largest clubs in Europe, further demonstrates the quality of player now being produced by the academy. Everyone at Rangers wishes Billy well for his future.”last_img read more

Valeri Bozhinov revealed the future of Zhivko Milanov (video) – BG…

first_imgBulgarian scorer Valeri Bozhinov revealed that Zhivko Milanov, who gave up active football, will still have a future in the world of football – in the role of coach.Milanov played his last match as a player yesterday, in the zero draw with Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second match of the semifinals of the Bulgarian Cup. Apparently, however, the hearty defender has already thought about life after his professional exploits on the field. link1 “>Photos: Anton Uzunov In his address to the legend of Levski, Bozhinov revealed that Milanov is already taking coaching courses to acquire a Pro coach’s license.“You will soon get a Pro license. I am sure you will make a great coaching career. I hope to be part of your staff,” said the emotional Bozhinov.last_img read more

Moeen bowls England to big win over Sri Lanka

first_imgGALLE, Sri Lanka,  (Reuters) – Spinners Moeen Ali and Jack Leach combined to destroy Sri Lanka and bowl England to a comprehensive 211-run victory inside four days in the first test on Friday. With no realistic chance of winning after conceding a 139-run first innings lead to England, Sri Lanka tried in vain to force Rangana Herath’s farewell test into its final day.Yet while Angelo Mathews made his second fifty of the match and Kusal Mendis contributed 45, the rest of their batting order failed to offer substantial resistance and they collapsed for 250.Moeen claimed 4-71 as he and fellow spinners Leach and Adil Rashid shared eight of the 10 Sri Lankan wickets. Playing his 93rd and last test, Herath was the last man out, diving into his crease in a failed effort to avoid being run out.“Very proud, I thought the way we played throughout the four days is excellent,” England captain Joe Root said, singling out Ben Foakes, whose century on debut earned him the man-of-the-match award, for special praise.“For a guy to come in on his debut and play an innings of that substance… really proud of him,” he added. Beginning day four on 15-0, Sri Lanka needed a solid start to prolong their battle and overnight batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva saw through the first hour without any damage as they put on 51 runs for the opening stand.Karunaratne enjoyed a slice of luck on 16 when he edged Moeen, but Stokes grassed an easy catch at slip.Stokes was later subjected to similar agony as he watched James Anderson drop Mathews off his bowling. Leach eventually made the breakthrough when Silva could not connect with a sweep shot and was dismissed leg before wicket for 30.He was soon joined in the dressing room by Karunaratne (26), who charged down the pitch against Moeen and drove it straight back to the off-spinner, gifting him his 150th test wicket.Kusal Mendis added 46 runs with Mathews for the fourth wicket, but he too could not convert a good start into a big innings and fell for 45. Leach bowled Dinesh Chandimal for one, the Sri Lanka captain struggling to move because of a hamstring injury, but Moeen struck the biggest blow when he dismissed Mathews for 53, effectively ending Sri Lankan resistance.“It was a very good wicket but our batting was below-par,” Chandimal said, adding it was not the farewell that he and his team mates had imagined for Herath.“It’s a hard day for us, because we know how much Rangana has done for the team and Sri Lanka cricket…We’ll have to say ‘sorry’ to him, we couldn’t give him a really good farewell.”Chandimal, who batted through pain in both innings, said he had sustained a grade one groin strain and was not sure how long it would take to heal. The second match of the three-test series is in Kandy, starting on Nov. 14, before the final contest in Colombo from Nov. 23.last_img read more