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first_imgAustralia: Patrick Stevedores launched a thrice-weekly rail shuttle on April 29 to convey maritime containers between Melbourne and Adelaide; the wagons are hired from AN, which provides crews jointly with V/Line.Queensland Railways has launched a network of dedicated ’Cattletrain’ services to 40 key cattle producing areas, using a fleet of 250 wagons. This follows an A$10m investment in holding and spelling facilities over the past five years. Austria: Transport Minister Caspar Einem and his Hungarian counterpart Karoly Lotz have launched a feasibility study for electrification of the cross-border Graz – Szentgotthard – Szombathely line.Azerbaijan: Deputy Prime Miniser Abid Sharifov signed a protocol with representatives from Georgia and Ukraine on April 8 for creation of an international joint stock company to run rail and train ferry links between the three countries.Canada: Canadian National is installing its computerised Intermodal Terminal Management System at Toronto and Montréal after field testing in Vancouver.CN began an intermodal shuttle between Halifax and Boston on April 29. The New England Clipper is worked jointly with New Brunswick Southern Railway and Guilford Rail System.Czech Republic: The Transport Ministry has put forward proposals to privatise the branch line serving the Dukovany nuclear power station; Loko-Trans of Strelice has expressed interest in taking it over. Europe: On April 24 Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority confirmed that Eurostar patronage between London and Paris had overtaken air. In 1996 air traffic fell 10% to 2·9 million passengers, whilst rail loadings rose 70% to 3·6 million.The two pylon caissons to support the high bridge section of the Øresund fixed link between Denmark and Sweden were submerged on each side of the Flinte channel on April 6 and 16, after being towed from Malmlast_img read more

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Mourinho sacking a ‘shame’, says Real Madrid’s Marcelo

first_img“I cannot worry that there is speculation about Madrid,” Solari said. “That happens every day.”Marcelo and Solari were speaking ahead of Real’s Club World Cup game on Wednesday against Kashima Antlers, the winners of last season’s AFC Champions League, which is contested by clubs in Asia and Australia.Real, who have won the Club World Cup three times, will reach the final with a victory in Abu Dhabi but Solari again had to defend his treatment of Isco, who has struggled for matches since he took charge.“I love Isco,” Solari said in a press conference. “My job is to ensure everyone is at their best and that those who aren’t, get there. It is a thankless and difficult task to choose who plays and who is left out.”Kashima Antlers finished third in Japan’s J1 League last season but won the Champions League after beating Iran’s Persepolis in the final.Share on: WhatsApp Mourinho sackedAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP |  Real Madrid defender Marcelo believes it is a “shame” Jose Mourinho has been sacked as coach of Manchester United and has paid tribute to his work at the Spanish club.Mourinho was dismissed by United on Tuesday after a poor run of form left the club sixth in the Premier League table and 19 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.The Portugese managed Madrid between 2010 and 2013 and has been linked with a return to the European champions, most recently following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in October.Asked about Mourinho’s exit from United, Marcelo said on Tuesday: “It’s a shame because he is a great coach, who is without a club. Whether he returns to Madrid is not up to me. He has done great things for Real Madrid.”Santiago Solari was appointed Lopetegui’s replacement and has overseen nine victories from his 11 matches in charge. Solari was given a contract until June 2021 but that has not prevented speculation about a possible return for Mourinho.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Whitewater Ski Team

first_imgTeam Whitewater did not look out of place at the 19th annual Whistler Cup held recently in the picturesque B.C. Ski City. The event has grown to become the largest and most important ski race in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 11 – 14 years. It is held under the auspice of FIS, the international governing body for alpine skiing. With hundreds of young athletes from 25 countries, the Whistler Cup brings together children from many different cultures around the world. Whitewater coach Dylan Henderson was very pleased with the results of the local team saying, “we went there wanting to finish higher than our start number and we did.” Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the squad with Team of the Week. Henderson (far right) is pictured with Linnea Sharelove (far left), Reece Walsh and Harper Henderson.last_img read more

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Latest: Chelsea 0 Man Utd 1 – United within sight of victory at the Bridge

first_imgJesse Lingard’s goal put Manchester United ahead at Stamford Bridge shortly after Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma was stretchered off.Wayne Rooney nudged Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s cross towards Lingard, who cleverly turned away from Cesar Azpilicueta and smashed past Thibaut Courtois.Courtois was called upon twice in the opening 15 minutes, comfortably gathering low-range efforts from Borthwick-Jackson and Michael Carrick.Blues keeper Courtois then produced a fine save, diving to his left to push away Anthony Martial’s curling shot.Chelsea skipper John Terry was given a predictably rousing reception on his first appearance at the Bridge since announcing that he is not being offered a new contract and will leave when his current deal expires at the end of the season.There was nothing rousing about the home team’s start, but midway through the half they suddenly clicked into gear.Nemanja Matic’s header from Willian’s right-wing corner was saved by United keeper David De Gea, and Diego Costa fired narrowly wide after being put through by Oscar’s clever through-ball.Oscar then had two chances in quick succession, but he shot over after exchanging passes with Azpilicueta and was just unable to connect with Willian’s low cross.And in the final seconds of the first half, Chelsea felt they should have been awarded a penalty when Willian sent the ball in from the right and Daley Blind blocked Terry’s shot with his arm.United made a blistering start to the second half and Rooney and Lingard had shots saved by Courtois, while Martial fired wide of the near post.It prompted Guus Hiddink to bring on the fit-again Eden Hazard and a couple of minutes later the Chelsea interim boss was forced to make another change after Zouma landed worryingly awkwardly after going up for a header.Worse followed for Hiddink’s side on the hour mark when Lingard broke the deadlock.De Gea then produced stunning saves to deny first Branislav Ivanovic and then Cesc Fabregas as Chelsea, unbeaten since Hiddink was placed in charge, pushed for an equaliser.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Terry, Zouma (Cahill 59), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic (Pedro 66); Willian, Fabregas, Oscar (Hazard 54); Costa.Subs not used: Begovic, Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek, Traore.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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2011 Predictions: Richard MacManus

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 2: eBooks will hit 20% market penetration by the end of 2011. In 2010, the Association of American Publishers reported that eBooks made up 9.03% of total consumer book sales – compared to 3.31% at the close of 2009. I’m predicting this growth to rocket in 2011, thanks to a plentiful supply of cheap eReaders and a long overdue price war on eBooks between Amazon, Barnes&Noble and others. I predict it will reach 20%, in other words one in five books in 2011 will be sold as an eBook. If that bold prediction comes true, it will be great news for book consumers and will silence eBook skeptics about the future of eBooks. Disclaimer: I’m not suggesting paper books will go away, just that eBooks become much more popular and utilized.3: Internet of Cars will be the surprise hit of the year. This year we saw further commercialization of services that connect everyday objects to the Internet. In 2011, I predict that cars (not smart homes, smart grids, etc.) will be where the most innovation and mainstream attention happens for Internet of Things technologies. Apps like AutoBot will gain traction over 2011.4: Internet TV tips and gets huge consumer uptake. In 2010 there was a lot of progress in this sector: Apple TV re-design, Google TV, Boxee, Roku, Clicker and other developments. Most of this activity was largely experimental though, in that no one vendor got the formula quite right. For example, the launch problems of Google TV at the end of this year. However in 2011, consumers will flock to these products as they mature and more Internet TV content is made available – particularly in the U.S. market, but hopefully to international markets too. Picking a breakout product is difficult, as each of the main players offers something different. I don’t think there will be a breakout product, although Google has the broadest capabilities and so it has the potential to become one if it gets the product right. I predict that Google won’t dominate this market though; and neither will Apple.5: A major pop music star will do something amazing with web technologies, that blows open the online music scene. Arcade Fire set the scene in 2010, with their experimental collaboration with Google on an HTML5-fueled interactive video. In 2011, I expect an even bigger star – someone innovative like Kanye West or Lady Gaga, or a totally new star – to do something that re-defines what music means online. That could be something new in a live show, a music video, or something completely unexpected. To get more specific, I’ll bet on something that blends a live album with internet technologies – which sells unexpectedly well and thus sets a trend in the music industry.6: Bonus prediction: by the end of 2011, the most viewed YouTube video of all time will no longer be Justin Bieber. Instead it will be a collaboration between an unknown comedian and a breakout new baby. I’m envisaging a combination of comedy tap dancing and baby giggling (perhaps recorded using an auto-tune device). Yes, 2011 will mark the return of viral comedy and laughing babies to the top of the YouTube charts – this time as a duet! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus Over December we’ve reviewed the top Web products and developments of 2010. Now it’s time to look ahead to 2011. The ReadWriteWeb team is always thinking about what’s next, so in our final series of 2010 we attempt to predict the big stories of 2011. Predictions are of course a tricky business. The braver the predictions, the more risk of them not coming true! Without further ado, here are my predictions for 2011 – 5 serious and 1 not so serious.1: Flipboard becomes the breakout news reading app of 2011. With its latest round of updates in December, Flipboard introduced Google Reader and made some significant changes to sharing and navigation. I expect Flipboard to introduce more such upgrades in 2011 and begin to expand to other devices than the iPad. These moves will push Flipboard into becoming a very popular app to browse, curate and share news each day. It won’t usurp Google Reader for curating and sharing activities, simply because Google Reader can be used on the PC. However for mobile surfing, which will be an increasingly important way to browse news in 2011, Flipboard will rule in curating and sharing of media.ReadWriteWeb’s 2011 Predictions:2011 Staff Predictions2011 Predictions: Klint Finley2011 Predictions: Curt Hopkins2011 Predictions: Sarah Perez2011 Predictions: Mike Melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#predictions#web last_img read more

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Fajardo leads PBA Governors’ Cup BPC race; Durham top import

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NBA players express frustration with Trump’s words However, Fajardo’s quest for a record-setting sixth BPC plum is in peril if sixth-seed San Miguel does not make it past the quarterfinals, where it will take on a third-seed Ginebra armed with a twice-to-beat advantage.Meralco swingman Chris Newsome is at distant second with 33.273 SPs after leading the Bolts to the top seed at the end of the eliminations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGinebra center Greg Slaughter is at third with 33.091 SPs, San Miguel forward Arwind Santos at fourth with 32.273 SPs, and TNT’s Jayson Castro at fifth with 32.200 SPs.Rounding out the top 10 are Alex Cabagnot of San Miguel (30.273 SPs), Stanley Pringle of GlobalPort (29.444 SPs), Calvin Abueva of Alaska (29.000 SPs), Baser Amer of Meralco (28.900 SPs), and Kevin Alas of NLEX (28.727 SPs). Read Next MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Meanwhile, Allen Durham is poised to reclaim the Best Import plum for the season-ending conference after averaging 27.82 points, 19.36 rebounds, 7.09 assists, and 1.18 blocks to amass 61.364 SPs.Chasing him for the award are TNT’s Glen Rice Jr. with 55.625 SPs, Phoenix’s Brandon Brown with 54.500 SPs, Blackwater’s Henry Walker with 53.250 SPs, and GlobalPort’s Murphy Holloway with 53.222 SPs. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo is once again on pace to etch his name in the history books as he leads the statistical points race for the Best Player of the Conference in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.The 6-foot-10 giant emerged as the top local performer after amassing 37.900 statistical points (SPs) powered by his averages of 18.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, and 1.7 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

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TNT pulls even, turns back Ginebra in semis game 2

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president But that also allowed Rice to have fresh legs in the fourth period. He committed his fifth foul at the 4:58 mark of the fourth period but he had already done his part scoring 12 of his team-high 21 points. “It was really hard especially having only a day to prepare and then we had to travel so it’s really hard for the players,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela, whose squad redeemed itself after getting ripped, 121-94, in Game 1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We gave them the whole morning of Tuesday to rest. The team left in the afternoon and then we just had viewing. Good thing the players were able to absorb it quickly and make the necessary adjustments.”The KaTropa took an 18-point lead early in the second quarter but the Gin Kings kept coming back and were down by only nine before Rice knocked down a quick release 3-pointer over Justin Brownlee for a 95-83 advantage with 5:59 remaining. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients center_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title PLAY LIST 01:40Brownlee nails buzzer-beater as Ginebra wins title01:00Chris Ross credits teammates for near triple double33:18PBA 3ON3 042616 GAME 1 TNT VS NLEX GAME 2 ROS VS GNB01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight PBA IMAGESBATANGAS CITY — TNT overcame early foul trouble by import Glen Rice Jr. and held off Barangay Ginebra, 103-96, to tie their 2017 Governors’ Cup semifinals series at 1-1 Wednesday night at Batangas City Coliseum.Rice picked up his fourth foul with still 3:00 left in the first half that kept him out until the start of the final quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Alvin unleashed: After scoring 49, Pasaol hopes for 50 next time Jayson Castro, Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy carried TNT in the third quarter in the absence of Rice. The three outscored the Ginebra, 27-22.Castro had 20 points, 11 coming in the third, that went with 10 assists. Rosario added 16 points and eight rebounds while Pogoy chipped in 14.The pivotal Game 3 is on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee finished with a game-high 25 points on top of 10 rebounds while LA Tenorio collected 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists as he dazzled his fellow Batangueños.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Genesio: Fekir a Lyon player ‘for now’

first_imgLyon coach Bruno Genesio is unable to offer assurances over Nabil Fekir’s future at the club.The France international forward was close to joining Liverpool in July before the Ligue 1 club withdrew from negotiations .Chelsea, who defeated Lyon on penalties in an International Champions Cup meeting on Tuesday, have been linked with a move for the 25-year-old, while La Liga giants Real Madrid have also been mentioned as a possible suitor.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Fekir returned to training with Lyon this week, but his manager is braced for more interest to come in on the player. “It’s too early to say,” he told a news conference when questioned about the player’s future.”He wanted to leave at the end of last season, but came back to training yesterday and was happy.”Who knows? There may be opportunities that come up before the end of the window. For now, he is a Lyon player.”Lyon kick off their Ligue 1 campaign against Amiens on Sunday.last_img read more

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16 days agoAC Milan director Maldini welcomes Pioli appointment

first_imgAC Milan director Maldini welcomes Pioli appointmentby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Paolo Maldini has welcomed the appointment of new coach Stefano Pioli.Pioli arrives to replace Marco Giampaolo.”Pioli isn’t a gamble,” said Maldini.“We want to be leading lights this season, we don’t want to write this season off.“I thank Giampaolo for his professionalism. Three months ago, we were here talking about him, but this was a considered and shared choice.“If we go back in time, he was the right choice for a young team, but it just didn’t work. I defended Giampaolo because that was the right thing to do.“We have 31 games in front of us. We can still turn things around this season. We don’t want to still be waiting to become competitive in 10 years’ time.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Attawapiskat chief to begin what could be her last protest

first_imgBy Annette FrancisAPTN National NewsOttawa – Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence arrived on the steps of Parliament Hill Monday to begin what could be her final protest.“I’m willing to die for my people because the pain is too much and it’s time for (Prime Minister Stephen Harper) to realize what he’s doing to us,” said Spence.Spence said she intends to stay in Ottawa until a meeting is held with Harper or Queen Elizabeth to discuss treaty rights.News of the horrific living conditions in Attawapiskat made international news last year.After making headlines the federal government stepped in and appointed a third-party manager.Spence says the crisis in her community is still unresolved.“It’s still the same people are still living in trailers and more are asking for sheds because they have no materials,” she said on the steps of Parliament Hill.The inspiration for Spence’s hunger strike comes after attending last week’s Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau, Que.“How many times do we have to write a letter to the prime minister concerning our land and our people?” she said.She has the support of Cliff Summers, a former resident of Onieda of the Thames who now resides in Ottawa.Summers said the frustrations are growing over broken trust and imposed legislation.“There’s a peoples movement across Canada and we have to make it clear that we cannot accept the only future for our young people is suicide because we lead the statistics in Canada,” he said.She also has the support of NDP MP Charlie Angus who said Harper needs to understand the colonialist ways need to change.“We’ve lost basic sense of respect because when it comes to First Nations and the Crown, there is no honour of the Crown right now in terms of any First Nations so I don’t know what will happen, how far this will go, but I’m sensing a real anger. This could be the match on dry grass, I don’t know,” said Angus.But when prodded during Question Period if Minister of Aboriginal Affairs John Duncan will meet with Spence, the government avoided the question.Spence will be staying on Victoria Island that sits below Parliament Hill and the Supreme Court of Canada. She began her strike Tuesday morning.last_img read more

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