Industrial chill in valley of the doldrums

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GE to develop 1 520 mm gauge shunting locomotive

first_imgKAZAKHSTAN: GE Transportation has signed a memorandum of understanding with JSC Locomotiv and Kurastyru Zaut for the development of a 1 520 mm gauge diesel-electric shunting locomotive suitable for use in Kazakhstan and across the 1 520 mm gauge region. The design will incorporate GE Transportation’s AC traction technology, which the manufacturer says will offer lower life-cycle costs and higher availability than older DC technology.The agreement announced on April 11 covers an initial 150 locomotives, of which the first five are to be manufactured at GE Transportation’s Erie plant in the USA by 2012. After validation of the design, the remainder will be assembled from US-supplied kits at the Astana locomotive plant which was opened by President Nursultan Nazarbayev last July and rolled out its first locally-built Evolution Series locomotive in December. ‘I am extremely pleased to mark another milestone in GE’s and Kazakhstan’s long and fruitful history of working together,’ said Lorenzo Simonelli, President & CEO of GE Transportation. ‘The current collaboration to design and deliver shunter locomotives specifically designed for the Republic of Kazakhstan and the 1 520 mm region is a great example of how globalization has opened up growth opportunities for GE Transportation.’ In 1995 GE Transportation began a programme to supply more than 400 kits to extend the life of locomotives operated by national railway KTZ by up to 20 years, and in 2009 it signed a 15-year servicing contract worth US$500m. In 2006 it won a US$650m order to supply KTZ with 310 Evolution Series locomotives, 300 of which are being assembled in Astana.last_img read more

Ramsey refuses to take credit for QPR win

first_imgSunderland v QPR player ratings“I’m sure it’s not just down to my magic wand,” Ramsey said.“The players have got to take a lot of credit for their efforts. There’s a lot put on managers coming in and waving a magic wand and everything’s great.“We had six changes and the players all came in an did well. I wouldn’t say it’s anything magic I did.“Win, draw or lose, I’ve always said it’s down to the players’ intrinsic motivation – whether they’re prepared to put their bodies on the line like they did.“They’re capable of playing like that and that’s what they’re paid to do.”Ramsey also played down suggestions the result could boost his chances of staying in charge.He said: “Your life can’t be defined by 90 minutes or a fantastic shot that Bobby scored with.“You’re either the right man for the job for the long-term plan or you’re not.” Chris Ramsey has refused to take credit for QPR’s win at Sunderland.Rangers, in their first away game under the caretaker boss, finally ended their long wait for a victory on the road by beating the Black Cats 2-0.First-half goals from Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora put them in control and they stood firm as Sunderland pressed forward in the second half.AdChoices广告 See also:Sherwood out of the running for QPR jobQPR beat Sunderland to end away droughtQPR’s Fer faces at least two months outSunderland v QPR player ratingscenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Now or never for Chelsea as club ready to let midfielder…

first_imgThat’s why nothing happened while Antonio Conte was still in charge, and explains why the trail went cold when Jorginho arrived.Already gifted a midfielder, one he already knows extremely well, the Italian manager then appeared to request reinforcements in other areas of the pitch, like Daniele Rugani for the defence or Gonzalo Higuain to help up front.Unfortunately, the deal sending Leonardo Bonucci back to Juventus, with the Argentinian forward and Mattia Caldara going the other way, messed up Sarri’s plans, and Thibaut Courtois’ latest tantrum has thrown another spanner in the works.Embed from Getty ImagesDespite all this, Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday claim Vecino would still be available for Chelsea, but only at €35m.The Uruguay international isn’t officially up for sale, but should an offer giving them the chance to make a profit appear in their inbox, they would find it hard to say no.Something for Chelsea and Sarri to think about with just two days left in the transfer window.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo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.asiaUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo Dating back to before the World Cup even started, Chelsea’s apparent interest in Matias Vecino was always intrinsically associated to Maurizio Sarri.last_img read more

Suriname test for Golden Jaguars March 16

first_imgFollowing their embarrassing defeat to Fruta Conquerors in a training match, the Golden Jaguars will face-off with the Suriname Senior team in their fourth practice match on March 16th in the Dutch nation. The match is part of the team’s preparation for their must-win encounter against Belize in the CONCACAF Nations League on March 23rd at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora at 18:30hrs. Assistant Coach Charles Pollard, following the unexpected loss said:“I think we had a solid first 45 minutes. We were good with the possession percentage but need to get the team to concentrate for longer periods; this is an area where attention needs to be focused on. I understand we’re asking the team to show something different and I also understand that the learning process will take a while but it’s a process we must engage. However, the team’s attitude is great and that’s an important element.”He added, “The match against Suriname will be a good test for the Guyana-based squad. The fitness level has progressed very well and is getting to the point required. I think the fitness coach has been doing a great job. I was very impressed with most of the guys’ fitness level in the weekend fixture.”last_img read more

What channel is Dodgers vs. Nationals on today? Schedule, time, score for NLDS Game 5

first_imgThe Nationals also head into the series starting No. 3 pitcher Patrick Corbin after using both Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg in the NL wild-card win against the Brewers.MORE: Watch Dodgers vs. Nationals live on fuboTV (7-day free trial)Can the Nats do it? Sure. The talent is certainly there. They have an MVP contender in Anthony Rendon, who notched a .319/.412/.598 slash line with 34 home runs. They have one of the brightest up-and-coming stars in Juan Soto and other young stars like Trea Turner and Victor Robles, who have the team poised for years of continued success. And of course, that rotation of Scherzer, Strasburg and Corbin is as dangerous a 1-2-3 punch as any in the NL.The problem is that the Dodgers have been here before and have found no problem winning in the past. There’s no proverbial monkey to get off the back for them until they get to the World Series. They’re back-to-back NL champions, and that same core that has done it in the past has looked even better this year. Cody Bellinger might be the NL MVP front-runner with his 1.035 OPS, 47 home runs and 15 stolen bases. Max Muncy and Justin Turner have again been reliable sources of power in the lineup. And a rotation that looked like one of the best last year only got better with Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw still dominating, and Hyun-Jin Ryu adding to the mix with an NL-leading 2.32 ERA. All three will be starting for the Dodgers in the matchup.Here is everything you need to know to watch the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals, including TV channels and first-pitch times for every game.What channel is Dodgers vs. Nationals on today?TV channel: TBSLive stream: fuboTVAll of the National League Division Series games will be shown live on TBS, with live streaming available through fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.On the TBS call throughout the Dodgers-Nationals series are Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Jeff Francoeur (analyst) and Alex Chappell (reporter).  3Nationals 4Dodgers 10LAD lead 2-1 2Dodgers 2Nationals 4Series tied 1-1 What time does NLDS Game 5 start?Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9First pitch: 8:37 p.m. ETGame 5 of the NLDS between the Dodgers and Nationals will start at 6:40 p.m. ET and will be shown on TBS.Walker Buehler and Stephen Strasburg are the scheduled starting pitchers.MORE: Here’s why Walker Buehler is getting the ball for Game 5Dodgers vs. Nationals schedule, scoresGameHomeAwayDateTime1Dodgers 6Nationals 0LAD lead 1-0 4Nationals 6Dodgers 1Series tied 2-2 The Nationals accomplished something never before done in franchise history: they won an elimination game. Washington has made trips to the MLB postseason in the past, but always as a division winner. They never once advanced past the NLDS.In order to check off the next box, Washington has unenviable task of trying to stop the Dodgers, a team that finished 2019 with a 106-56 record, the best in the NL and second only to the Astros in the majors.  5DodgersNationalsWednesday, Oct. 98:37 p.m. ETlast_img read more

Senate Passes Acts to Restructure LNP, BIN

first_imgThe plenary of the Liberian Senate on its last day sitting before the Easter break, unanimously voted and passed into law the restructured Liberia National Police (LNP) Act and the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Act of 2015, respectively.The two Acts were among several bills submitted last October and November to the Upper House by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for enactment into law, on the first day of the six weeks extended sitting expected from the suspension of their annual agriculture break which she requested of members of that body through a proclamation.In a letter accompanying the new Acts and read before plenary Thursday, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Defense, Intelligence, Security and Veteran Affairs Stephen Zargo, informed his colleagues that members of his committee reached their decision urging for passage after initiating several public hearings with the full participation of current and past national security actors, civil society groups and representatives of the country’s foreign partners.“After various consultations and public hearings, I hereby present the final draft of the bill, the Liberia National Police Act and the Liberia Immigration Act, and therefore recommend to the honorable Senate the passage into law of these two most important national security bills,” Chairman Zargo noted in the brief letter.Proffering the motion for passage from his Gbarpolu County seat (as Vice President Joseph Boakai, President of the Senate presided), Pro Tempore Armah Jallah urged his colleagues to give the two Acts the third reading category which is the last gate before passage. His plea was granted unanimously.Members of the committee included Senators Morris Saytumah, Bomi; Jonathan Kaipay, Grand Bassa; Prince Y. Johnson, Nimba; Albert Chie, Grand Kru; Danile Naatehn, Gbarpolu; George Weah, Montserrado; H. Dan Morais, Maryland; Conmany Wesseh, River Gee; Francis Paye, Rivercess; Jewel Howard Taylor, Bong; J. Milton Teahjay, Sinoe, and Stephen A. Zargo, chairman.It may be recalled that in a letter dated October 30, 2015 addressed to Senators sitting in extended session, President Sirleaf informed the Legislature that the Liberia National Police (LNP) Act of 2015 puts into place the necessary legal framework of the establishment of the LNP as a semi-autonomous agency under the Ministry of Justice to be headed by an Inspector General of police. In keeping with the purpose of this new bill, President Sirleaf noted in her letter, “the LNP acting as an instrument of the state must provide an atmosphere of safety and security, protect lives and property and foster respect for human rights.” She asserted that it represents a significant milestone in the process leading to the UNMIL transition.President Sirleaf reminded the lawmakers that when signed into law, the Act will fulfill the commitment of the government to the United Nations Security Council towards a new police act approved prior to the September 2015 review of the UN Mission mandate in Liberia.With respect to the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) Act of 2015, President Sirleaf in her letter said passage of the Act into law replaces the Bureau of Immigration & Naturalization (BIN), which was established within the Ministry of Justice under Section 22.11, Sub-chapter (a), Chapter 22 of the Executive Laws; Chapter 12 of the Liberia Code of Law Revised; and Section 2.2 of the Alien Nationality Law of Liberia as amended is now repealed.The LIS Act of 2015 by passage shall now enforce all laws and regulations relating to immigration, citizenship, naturalization and related matters.In the Act submitted to the Senate, President Sirleaf emphasized that the LIS Act addresses policy issues that need to be in conformity with international standards. The issue of providing a clear heretical structure, decentralization of Liberia Immigration Service, respect for law, disciplined immigration officers, immigration officers or civilian personnel being subjected to civilian authority of a civilian complaint review commission, among others, were all cardinal points considered in this act, President Sirleaf noted.“Mr. Pro Tempore, in fulfillment of Liberia’s commitment to maintain a secure and stable country in the absence of UNMIL, and considering the improved governance and heretical structure outlined in the act, the LIS will iterate and transition into international surety standard in performance of its required immigration duties.”The passage of the two acts comes at a time when there are calls for the capitalization of the national security apparatus to avert any terrorist attack within the territorial confines of Liberia after the recent terrorist attack on a resort in neighboring La Cote d’Ivoire which left over a dozen killed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DAY 11 – It was up and at em early this morning

first_imgDAY 11 – It was up and at ’em early this morning – but the 6.45am start was a little too early for one or two with team leader, Derek Traynor, being the first person ever to be late for breakfast duties.The rest of his group did a sterling job whilst Derek enjoyed a few extra minutes snoozing!The main focus of this morning’s training session was team defence in and around the ruck area; a part of the game that Derek wants to freshen up on before the tough challenges ahead.Then after a quick shower it was straight onto the bus for a visit to the Sydney Cricket Ground for the tour team photograph. International touring teams have had these photos taken for many years and we are very honoured to still be one of very few clubs to ever be allowed to tread the turf.This is always a stressful time for some of the staff, ensuring kits are ready and pressed, kids are scrubbed up well and everyone has the required attire and footwear.It seemed to go well with only a couple of hiccups… Jordan Olmez having to do the mad dash from the bus as he had forgotten his boots and both Kevin Brown and Danny Edwards getting confused between the compulsory black boots and their fluorescent green selections!A big thank you to friend of the club, Peter O’Sullivan of the Sydney Roosters who then led a guided tour of the SCG, the Allianz Stadium and the Roosters training facility before we headed over to the wet ‘n’ wild water park.The English like weather of 13 degrees didn’t deter this hardy group as the afternoon was spent splashing around in the pools and having fun on the slides.The staff enjoyed themselves far more than the kids; Rushie leading the way, with Paul Molyneux perfecting his dismount from a rubber ring with an unrehearsed backward somersault. The lads enjoyed themselves, especially Brad Pinder, Matty Lees and Levy Nzoungou who were impressing the locals with their dance moves in the sand.A special mention needs to go to Jordan Gibbons, who overcame his fear of heights to conquer a few of the slides, much to do with the help of Physio Jonny Skinner who held his hand throughout.This was our first ever visit but we will be definitely hoping to return in years to come.The tiring day led to an early night for most, with attention again turning to Sunday’s game against Parramatta, starting with 8am training in the morning.By Ian Talbotlast_img read more