Dubai Red Line tunnels complete

first_imgTHE RAIL Agency of the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority has announced that tunnelling work on the first section of the city’s metro was completed on schedule on January 6.Excavation was undertaken in three stages. The first, which began on January 31 2007 and lasted until September 15, involved boring underneath Dubai Creek between the sites of Union Square and Burjuman stations. Between April and August last year, a further tunnel was bored between Union Square and Al Rigga stations, with a final section from Al Rigga to Deira City Centre station commencing on October 7.RTA officials have announced that test running on the system will begin in April along an 11 km section between Jebel Ali depot and Ibn Battuta station. The first of 87 trainsets are expected to arrive in Dubai from manufacturer Kinki Sharyo’s works in Osaka in March.The first section of the 52·1 km east-west Red Line from Rashidiya to Jebel Ali is expected to open in September 2009. This will be followed in 2010 by the ?17·6 km Green Line between Dubai Airport Free Zone and Healthcare City.TÜV Rheinland is preparing legislation on behalf of the RTA setting out a legal structure for metro operations and future rail transport development. ‘We are in the process of comparing laws, statutory regulations and standards from Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin, Købenvhavn and London’ said Senior Project Manager Dr Rolf-Martin Müller. The best elements of each will be combined in draft laws to be submitted to the Emir in April.last_img read more

Hamilton ton, Reifer 95, put Windies-A in command over Lions

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Jahmar Hamilton slammed his sixth first-class hundred, but Raymon Reifer fell agonisingly short of his second, as West Indies-A moved into a superior position against England Lions in the second ‘Test’ yesterday.The diminutive Hamilton struck an even 100 to anchor the middle of the innings before Reifer was the glue that held the bottom half together with a fluent 95, as Windies-A were bowled out for 422 about an hour and 10 minutes before the scheduled close on the second day of the match at Sabina Park to gain a 277-run first-innings lead.They, however, had to share the spotlight with left-arm spinner Jack Leach, whose 6-138 from 41.4 overs made him the pick of the English bowlers.The home team, however, failed to make any headway in an hour in the field before stumps were drawn, as the Lions reached 34 without loss in their second innings with their captain Keaton Jennings not out on 11 and fellow opener Haseeb Hameed not out on 18.Starting the day on 159 for four, the overnight pair of Hamilton and Dowrich batted resolutely through almost the first hour to consolidate the position of West Indies A.Dowrich, not out on 20 overnight, looked set to follow up his first ‘Test’ hundred with another significant innings before he was caught close to the wicket off Leach with the lead 55.It was extended, however, when Reifer came to the crease and further frustrated the Lions in a stand of 102 with Hamilton either side of lunch.Hamilton, not out on 17 overnight, reached his hundred from 182 balls with the last of his 17 boundaries in the first hour after lunch, but faced just four more deliveries before he became the only wicket for Toby Roland-Jones after spending 3 ¾ hours in the middle.Further resistance came when the burly Rahkeem Cornwall came to the wicket and shared 49 for the seventh wicket with Reifer, who duly passed his 50.Cornwall was bowled by Leach for 25 to leave West Indies-A 351 for seven, and Jomel Warrican proved not to be the immovable force he was in the first ‘Test’ and was stumped off Leach for seven before tea.After tea, Reifer continued to keep the score moving with a view to another first-class hundred, but Louis was caught at slip to become the only wicket for Paul Coughlin.This left Reifer with batting bunny Keon Joseph to partner him in the search for the milestone, but, trying to push on, Leach bowled him after a near four-hour stay that included eight fours and two sixes from 179 balls.West Indies-A lead the three-match series 1-0, after winning the first ‘Test’, which ended last Sunday, by two wickets at the Trelawny Multipurpose Complex on the Jamaica north coast.ENGLAND LIONS 1st innings 145WEST INDIES A 1st innings (o/n 159 for four)J. Campbell c Hameed b Leach 47K. Powell c & b Livingstone 59J. Blackwood c Jennings b Leach 6S. Brooks b Livingstone 1J. Hamilton c Clarke b Roland-Jones 100S. Dowrich c Gubbins b Leach 43R. Reifer b Leach 95R. Cornwall b Leach 25J. Warrican stp. Davies b Leach 7J. Louis c Jennings b Coughlin 14K. Peters not out 5Extras: (b-4, lb-10, w-3, nb-3) 20Total: (all out, 110.4 overs) 422Fall of wickets: 1-72, 2-78, 3-87, 4-128, 5-200, 6-302, 7-351, 8-371, 9-410.Bowling: Porter 11-2-51-0; Roland-Jones 10-1-42-1; Livingstone 23-4-83-2; Leach 41.4-6-138-6; Crane 14-1-59-0 (nb3, w2); Coughlin 11-1-35-1 (w1)ENGLAND LIONS 2nd inningsK. Jennings not out 11H. Hameed not out 18Extras: (lb-1, nb-4) 5Total: (without loss, 18 overs) 34Bowling: Reifer 2-1-3-0 (nb-1), Louis 2-0-5-0 (nb-1), Joseph 2-1-1-0 (nb-1), Cornwall 7-2-11-0 (nb-1), Warrican 5-3-13-0.Position: England Lions trail by 243 with all second innings wickets standing.last_img read more

MCC volleyball team tops Lake Michigan College in straight sets Tuesday

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