Rail Baltica agreement signed

first_imgEUROPE: Agreements to establish an equally-owned company to co-ordinate the construction of the Rail Baltica standard gauge line between the Polish border and Tallinn were signed by representatives of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on October 28. ‘This is the largest-scale joint project in the history of our country, and the establishment of a joint venture shows that all countries are taking the project seriously’, said Estonia’s Minister of Economic Affairs & Infrastructure Urve Palo. RB Rail is to be based in Riga and will be responsible for project development, approving important decisions and marketing. It will be owned by national companies Rail Baltica Statyba (Lithuania), Eiropas Dzelzcela Linijas (Latvia) and Rail Baltic Estonia, which will each make a start-up contribution of €0·65m, hold a one-third stake and appoint two board members. Each country would finance and own its section of the 728 km double-track 1 435 mm gauge electrified line, which would be designed for mixed-traffic operation. It is envisaged that 240 km/h passenger trains would run every 2 h, taking around 4 h from Tallinn to the Polish border.A 2011 study by Aecom priced the project at €3·68bn. Latvia provisionally estimates its 235 km section would cost €1·27bn, while Estonia expects to finalise the route for its €1bn section shortly, based on studies undertaken by Hendrikson & Ko. The three countries envisage up to 85% EU co-financing, which Lithuania’s Minister of Transport Rimantas Sinkevičius said would be essential. The countries plan to submit their first applications for funds February 2015. Detailed studies are to be undertaken in 2016-19, with construction to start in 2020 for completion in 2024.The route would pass to the west of Vilnius, but at Lithuanian insistence there is provision in the agreement for a future branch to its capital.The creation of the joint venture ‘is a long awaited event for all three Baltic countries’, said Latvian Minister of Transport Anrijs Matīss. ‘This important transport artery will serve as a bridge between Europe and the Baltics, and contribute to economic development.’last_img read more

Sissoko leaves on loan

first_imgWolfsburg – VfL Wolfsburg have opted to loan out forward Ibrahim Sissoko to Panathinaikos. The 20-year-old, who can also operate as a right-sided midfielder, has completed a medical examination and will initially join the Greek side on a year-long loan.Sissoko joined the Wolves from Portuguese outfit Academica de Coimbra during last season’s winter transfer window and went on to make two Bundesliga appearances in the second half of last term.“Ibrahim Sissoko will hopefully gain match experience at a top European club,” said Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath. “Panathinaikos finished as league runners-up in their most recent campaign and if he’s able to establish himself then it will be a great step forward for him. In the long-term he’ll strengthen VfL.”last_img read more

Roma push to sign Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez

first_img La Roma acelera por el fichaje de Mahrez Roma could be Riyad Mahrez’s destination after he asked Leicester to let him leave. He was contacted by representatives of the Italian club to find out his disposition regarding a move to the country’s capital.  According to Premium Sport, Roma have agreed a deal with Leicester for the winger. He travelled to Austria for the club’s pre-season tour under Craig Shakespeare, who said that Mahrez “has a contract and should behave like a professional”.  Jordi Blanco In Italy they say Monchi believes he is the ideal replacement for Mohamed Salah, who left for Liverpool for 42 million euros. Leicester want 50 million pounds for Mahrez, a number that for now has stopped Arsenal’s interest in him.  15/07/2017 Upd. on 16/07/2017 at 04:01 CEST IN SPORT.ES Roma will pay 50 million, but in Euros, leaving the number 7 million euros short of what Leicester want for him. The Foxes have signed Vicente Iborra from Sevilla and Maguire from Hull City.last_img read more

Less trains, more cars

first_imgWith the Winter Construction Blitz beginning the morning of Saturday 6 July, VicRoads is warning motorists to expect more traffic…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Red Dog Co-ed Soccer Champs

first_imgRed Dog dribbled their way to the grand prize at the 2018 Christmas Co-ed Rec Soccer Tournament at the Nelson Youth Soccer Indoor Facility.Red Dog won the title during a wild final, winning by a 7-6 score. Mallard’s Source for sports salute the Co-ed Rec winners with Team of the Week.The Red Dog team includes, Angus Glass, Ben Morris, Ivan Rukavina, Carol Hill, Lyle Hill, Mandy Greenway, Brittany Deuling and Jack, Janet Mushumanski, Tim Mushumanski, Sveta Tisma, Marica Tisma and Sava.last_img read more

Galway Ladies Gaelic Football Fixtures

first_imgGalway LGFA Game for this weekend 1/2/3rd September U14 Finals Junior A CupTuam/Cortoon vs. Mountbellew/Moylough Sat. 2nd Sept in Skehana 7pm Ref. Sean LyonsNA Leitir Mor vs. St. Mary’s Sat. 2nd Sept in Cappagh 7pm. Ref. Maura Conneally Junior BKilkerrin/Clonberne B vs. Claregalway B Sat. 2nd Sept. in Skehana 11.30am Ref. John MartinSt. Furseys vs. Salthill Knocknacarra  Tuesday 5th September Ref. TBC Senior BClonbur vs. Annaghadown –  PostponedGlenamaddy/Williamstown vs. Caltra – Postponed Junior C Round Robin gamesCarna Caiseal vs. Annaghadown B Sat. 2nd Sept in Carna 1.30pm Ref. Joe Joe McDonaghNa Piarsaigh vs. Naomh Mhuire Sat. 2nd Sept in Rosmuc 12noon. Ref Katie Kilbaneprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Div. 1A Cup Final Claregalway vs. Corofin – Fri 1st Sept. in Lakeview 6.30pm. Ref Tom BrowneDiv. 1A Shield Final Kilkerrin/Clonberne vs. Killannin – Sat 2nd Sept in Lakeview. 4.00pm Ref. John O’DonovanDiv. 1B Shield Final Grainne Mhaols vs. Caltra – postponedDiv. 2B Cup Final Loughrea vs. Monivea Abbey – Fri 1st Sept. in Monivea. 7pm Ref. JohnTreacyDiv. 3A Cup Final Ballinasloe vs. Annaghadown – Sat. 2nd Sept in Mountbellew 4pm Ref. DavidBreslinDiv. 3A Shield Final Menlough/Skehana vs. St. Gabriels Fri 1st Sept in Skehana 6.30pm Ref Gerry MooreDiv. 4B Cup Final NA Leitir Mor vs. Oughterard – Sat. 2nd Sept in Furbo 6pm Ref. Mike BurkeDiv. 4B Shield Final Carna-Caiseal vs. Clonbur – Sat. 2nd Sept. in Oughterard 3.30pm Ref. Paul Gannon Adult Semi FinalsSenior A:Claregalway vs. Corofin Sat. 2nd Sept. in Annaghadown 6.30pm. Ref. John DevlinKilkerrin/Clonberne vs. Dunmore Fri 1st Sept. in Clonberne 8.30pm Ref. Shane Curley Junior A ShieldGrainne Mhaols vs. Glinsk Sat. 2nd Sept in Westside 7pm. Ref. Tom BrowneKillannin vs. Caherlistrane Sat. 2nd Sept. in Venue and Referee TBC Intermediate AMoycullen vs. St. Brendan’s Sat 2nd Sept in Lakeview 12noon Ref. Maura ConneallyBarna vs. Menlough/Skehana Sat. 2nd Sept in Mountbellew 7pm. Ref. DavidBreslinlast_img read more

All-Ireland Minor And Senior Football Semi-Final Match Tracker

first_imgTwo points in it and an interesting 35 minutes ahead…. Referee blows Half Time…..Dublin leading Galway 1-9 to 1-7 There will be one minute of injury timeWe have a minute left in the first half….Johnny Heaney for Galway….Dublin 1-9 Galway 1-7Shane Walsh for Galway…..Dublin 1-9 Galway 1-6Another Dublin point…..They now lead by four….Dublin 1-9 Galway 1-5Kilkenny responds for Dublin…Dublin 1-8 Galway 1-5Ian Burke has the ball and they are back within two….Dublin 1-7 Galway 1-5Dublin return with the ball…Con O’Callaghan has it….GOAL DUBLIN….Dublin 1-7 Galway 1-4Walsh…..It’s over the bar….Teams are level….Galway 1-4 Dublin 0-7Ten minutes left in the first half…Another free for Galway……Shane Walsh again will take it….Shane Walsh will take the free and slots it over the bar…..Dublin 0-7 Galway 1-3Ian Burke is fouled…Galway Free to close the gap to a single point….Twenty one minutes gone and Ian Burke gets a point for Galway to close the gap to two…Free Dublin…Dean Rock will take it and slots it over the bar..Dublin 0-7 Galway 1-1NÍL the result….Paul Mannion with an effort but Hawkeye is called….Fifteen Minutes in and Dublin lead 0-6 to 1-1Two Dublin points in a row and the gap is two again in favour of the Dubs.Shane Walsh takes the 45′ but it’s wide…Eamon Brannigan will take the penalty but it’s saved…45′ GalwayDamien Comer…is felled……PENALTY GALWAYBrian Howard has the ball and puts it over the bar….level…1-1 to 0-4Shane Walsh…..Great point…..Galway are in front….Galway 1-1 Dublin 0-3Teams are level after eight minutes….Galway 1-0 Dublin 0-3Galway have another chance…OOH…That was close…….High Ball In…Comer…GOAL GALWAY! Teams are level…Seven Minutes gone in the first half…Dublin free to go three points up….Dean Rock will take it and makes no mistake….Dublin 0-3 Galway 0-0.Free for Dean Rock and he makes no mistake….Dublin 0-2 Galway 0-0Chance for Galway but Damien Comer but puts it wide…A minute gone and Galway trails Dublin by 0-1 to 0-0.Eoghan Kerin slips and Paul Mannion gets Dublin’s first point.The game is on….The referee is Barry CassidyAlmost time for throw in…..The Galway Team To Face Dublincenter_img Ollie and Frank Ready For Senior CommentaryAlready, three changes for Galway, Ciaran Duggan Starts at Midfield, Sean Armstrong starts in the Half Forward Line and Johnny Heaney starts in the Half Back Line…We are back….We are taking a small break for a minute…Need to catch our breath after that…FINAL SCORE…GALWAY 3-13 MEATH 2-9GALWAY ARE IN THE ALL-IRELAND MINOR FOOTBALL FINAL!Time is now up…..The referee blows the Full Time Whistle!!!!Galway are on the verge (To quote Sean…..)Paul Kelly seals it for Galway with a great point!Final minute of injury time to be played…..Luke Mitchell with a point and the gap is down to six points…..Two minutes of injury time left…This is remarkable from GalwayRyan Monaghan with the free and he nails it. Galway 3-12 Meath 2-8.Four minutes of Injury time left….Galway wins a freeFive Minutes of injury time to be played…..One minute left…..Ryan Monaghan will take the free…and he gets it! Galway 3-11 Meath 2-8Three minutes left but there will be a bit of injury time in this one….Free Galway….Eanna McCormack the man who has been fouled…Luke Mitchell with a free for Meath….Galway 3-10 Meath 2-8Four Minutes Left plus injury time…..Five minutes left…..Galway go six points up…..Tomo Culhane with a brilliant point for Galway….Galway 3-10 Meath 2-7.Six minutes left….Meath have emptied the bench….Cathal Sweeney is the player who was caught off the ball…Referee sees an off the ball incident…..Oisin McCloskey is given a black card…..Aidan Halloran for Galway and the gap is now five! Galway 3-9 Meath 2-7Conor Raftery now has the ball…..Point Galway….Galway now leads by four….Galway 3-8 Meath 2-7.There are fourteen minutes left and Galway are leading by three…Galway have the ball. Tony Gill in space…GOAL GALWAY! Galway now lead 3-7 to 2-7!Luke Mitchell with a free for Meath and the teams are level…2-7 apiece…Outstanding last few minutes from Galway who have gone from five points down to lead by a single point! 42 minutes gone in the game!Galway again…..Oisin McCormack….GOAL GALWAY AGAIN! Galway 2-7 Meath 2-6Galway chance…..Eoghan Tinney….GOAL GALWAY! Meath 2-6 Galway 1-7Free for Galway…Ryan Monaghan takes it but it goes wide.But Meath respond with two points in a row and the gap is out to five points…Meath 2-6 Galway 0-7Aidan Halloran with a good start for Galway…Meath 2-4 Galway 0-7Second Half is underway and Galway needs a good start….Referee blows the Half Time Whistle…..Meath Leads 2-4 to 0-6A minute left in the first half….Free Meath…..David Bell with the free and Galway trail by four….Luke Kelly for Meath and he could have a goal here…..GOAL…Meath lead 2-3 to 0-6Five minutes left in the first half…..Teams are level and Galway have the breeze in the first half.Great chance for Galway but the Meath keeper makes an excellent save…45′ GalwayEight minutes left in the first half…Halloran again for Galway and the teams are level! Galway 0-6 Meath 1-3.Aidan Halloran with the point for Galway and just a point between the sides…..Meath 1-3 Galway 0-5..Point for Meath….They lead Galway 1-3 to 0-4Daniel Cox with a well taken point for Galway…..Meath 1-2 Galway 0-4…19 minutes gone in the first half.Meath have the ball….They have a chance here…GOAL Meath….They lead 1-2 to 0-3. Luke Mitchell with the goal.Cathal Sweeney again…Galway lead 0-3 to 0-2 with 12 minutes gone.Cathal Sweeney responds for Galway….0-2 all.Meath free…David Bell with the free and they go in front…Meath 0-2 Galway 0-1Galway have hit three wides in the opening ten minutesTen minutes gone…Brian McCormack and the teams are level…0-1 each.Ryan Monaghan will take the 45’……wide…Galway’s first.Chance for Galway…Eoghan Tinney….Good save from the Meath keeper…45′Great work  by Galway and Cathal Sweeney opens Galway’s account…Galway 0-1 Meath 0-0..Two minutes gone….The action is underway in the All-Ireland Minor Football Semi-Final!!Teams are out on the fieldTeams are out on the pitch for the Minor Semi-Final..The Galway Minor Team For Today’s Semi-FinalMinor Commentator Tommy Devane is ready to Rock. Tommy is joined by Diarmuid Blake this afternoon..So, the Scene is set…..If you fancy a read, why not check out our look back at 1934 Here or 1983 Here.1934 was when Galway last beat Dublin in the championship and 1983 was the last time they met, that infamous All-Ireland Final that Dublin won.Storm clouds gathering over Croker as well so we could be getting a drop or two of rain throughout the afternoon. Will this be a factor?In the Senior,Galway have made one change to their starting fifteen with Patrick Sweeney coming for Adrian Varley while Dublin have made 9 changes to last week’s win over Roscommon. Niall Scully, Ciaran Kilkenny and Brian Howard occupy the new-look half forward line, with Con’ O’Callaghan, Dean Rock and Paul Mannion playing in front.Johnny Cooper and James McCarthy bolster the Dubs half back line with Brian Fenton coming into midfield.The Galway Minor Team shows two changes from the team that beat Clare in the Quarter Final. Paul Kelly from Maigh Cuilinn starts in midfield alongside team captain Conor Raftery and Oisin Gormally starts in the half forward line.Could be two interesting games with Galway facing Meath in the Minor at 3 and Galway and Dublin in the Senior at 5Good Afternoon everybody and welcome to our Match Tracker for the Minor and Senior All-Ireland Semi-Finals.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Horse Racing Ireland Publish Covid-19 Protocols For Upcoming Fixtures Behind Closed Doors

first_imgThe document details Covid-19 protocols for each industry group and the procedures which must be undertaken by all racecourses hosting race fixtures. A series of educational webinars will be announced next week to assist further understanding of the changes people will encounter when returning to work on the racecourse. Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) today published a protocol document for key personnel necessary to run race fixtures, which will resume behind closed doors in Ireland on June 8. These protocols have been developed by Horse Racing Ireland in consultation with the IHRB and are essential to safeguard everyone’s health and wellbeing, and to ensure that racing will resume in a safe and appropriate manner.Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland, said:“We have worked closely with the IHRB and the Senior Medical Officer Dr Jennifer Pugh in strengthening our protocols ahead of a return to racing.“The new system of health screening will include the registration of every attendee at every race meeting, from jockeys, trainers, IHRB staff, to racecourse staff, cleaning staff and so on. Everybody will be required to complete a baseline health screening questionnaire followed by a set of further screening questions every 24-hours before attendance at a race meeting.“We have further strengthened the screening process with the installation of a thermal camera system to check attendees’ temperatures. Nobody with an elevated reading will be allowed entry.“The infection control policy is such that all surfaces will be regularly disinfected both before racing and throughout the race day, all indoor areas will be well ventilated, and only those essential to that area are present.”In line with Government advice, persons over the age of 70 will not be permitted to attend in the initial stage of the return.Brian Kavanagh added:“It is incumbent on everybody in the industry to familiarise themselves with the new protocols, to partake in the upcoming webinars which will help bring these protocols to life and to ensure that the racecourse continues to be a safe place to work.”HRI PROTOCOLS DOCUMENT print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

JRU boosts Final Four bid

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Key signings boost Global-Cebu roster Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Letran was well-prepared coming into this game,” said JRU coach Mia Tioseco. “Luckily for us, we were able to make adjustments midway through the second set.”JRU grabbed a share of fourth place with idle San Sebastian at 5-3 as the fight for a Final Four ticket intensifies.FEATURED 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“I always tell my players that we have a goal and that is to get into the Final Four.”—Mark Giongco, INQUIRER.NET BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Shola Alvarez Photo by Tristan Tamayo / INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University bucked a bad start to beat Letran, 22-25, 28-26, 25-17, 25-16, and strengthen its bid for a Final Four spot in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Shola Alvarez showed why she’s a legitimate MVP candidate with 30 points, the most by any player this season, to lead the Lady Bombers’ rally.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

9 months agoChelsea make €25M contract offer to Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Chelsea make €25M contract offer to Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barellaby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have offered Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella a massive contract package to move to London this month.TMW says a five-year deal worth €5m-a-season has been tabled to the Italy U21 international.Chelsea have also offered Cagliari a massive €55m for the Sardinians to sell.Barella is a specific request of Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, while his No2 Gianfranco Zola has been on the phone to the player regularly about life at Cobham.However, the player is still to be convinced about leaving for abroad at this stage in his career. last_img read more