Etihad Rail secures USD1.28 billion finance

first_imgStage One of the Etihad Rail network will extend 264 km from Shah and Habshan to Ruwais. Construction work on the route is already well underway and Etihad Rail took delivery of its first shipment of wagons during December 2012. The company expects to receive its first delivery of locomotives during this quarter. H.E. Dr. Nasser Saif Al Mansoori, ceo of Etihad Rail commented, “Etihad Rail is on schedule to seeing the first train run from Habshan to Ruwais by the end of this year.” The new railway will transport Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) shipments of granulated sulphur for export at the port of Ruwais. The five-year loan is financed on a club deal basis by National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC (NBAD), Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and HSBC Bank Middle East Limited (HSBC), with NBAD acting as both the facility and security agent of the loan. When completed the UAE’s national rail network will span 1,200 km, connecting key centres of industry and population, boosting trade and social development. The railway line is a government-led project that aims to deliver a secure transportation link between the UAE and its GCC neighbours.  www.etihadrail.aelast_img read more

CHAMPS: Tarps slay rivals for title

first_img RelatedON A GOOD NOTE: Ladies, boys race into playoffs fresh off big winsPRESS Staff Report There’s no better way to enter the playoffs than on a winning note. And that’s exactly what the Port Isabel Tarpon baseball and Lady Tarpon softball teams have done. The District 32-3A champion Lady Tarpons recently survived a dramatic comeback orchestrated by the Rio Hondo Lady Bobcats.…April 25, 2013In “Sports”Ladies 5-0 in district, boys unbeatenPRESS Staff Report Things haven’t changed much in the world of Port Isabel varsity baseball and softball, except maybe one thing: they’ve won more games. Remaining unbeaten in 32-3A play, the Tarpons and Lady Tarpons continue to amass victories en route to what the Big Blue community hopes will be…March 28, 2013In “Sports”PI girls, boys tearing up competitionPRESS Staff Report Who’s next? That seems to be the theme surrounding the Port Isabel Lady Tarpon softball squad as it continues to eliminate the competition en route to its first undefeated recorded this late into the season. Specifically, the Lady Tarps stand at an impressive 7-0 32-3A record and…April 4, 2013In “Sports” Port Isabel Tarpon running back Javier Vela, a senior, bulldozes his way through the Rio Hondo Bobcat defense on Friday. (Photo by T.J. Tijerina)By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSThe Port Isabel Tarpons got back to playing Tarpon football last Friday night at Rio Hondo. After a slow first half, in which the score was tied at seven most of the way, Port Isabel scored four touchdowns after intermission, while holding the Bobcats scoreless, and won the District 32-3A title, 36-7.With the win, the Tarpons (3-1 district, 7-3 overall), clinch a playoff berth and a share of the district championship. Port Isabel came in tied with La Feria for first place in District 32-3A with a 2-1 record, with Rio Hondo and Hidalgo right behind, both with 1-1 district records. Hidalgo beat Progreso Friday night, 49-0. This Friday, Hidalgo will travel to La Feria and a win for either team will lift them into a tie with P.I. for the district title. Rio Hondo drops to 1-2, 5-4.Rio Hondo got the ball first and scored on a 43-yard dash by Hernan Guerrero less than four minutes in. Port Isabel answered right back with a 24-yard Isaiah Martinez-Michael Curry touchdown pass at the 4:04 mark of the first quarter and the score was tied at seven.The Tarpons twice held the Bobcats on downs and the two sides traded punts, the last of which gave Port Isabel the ball at their own 37-yard line with just over a minute left in the half. Five plays later, on second down at the Rio Hondo 34, Martinez hit Andrew Holland in stride as he ran into the end zone with one second showing on the clock. Marcelo Sanchez’s extra-point kick was good and the Tarpons led 14-7 at the break.“That was huge,” Tarpons Head Coach Monty Stumbaugh said when it was all over. “(We got) the momentum going into the half. We drew that one up in the dirt.”“That was a big catch,” Martinez said after the game. “I give him (Holland) credit and I have to thank my linemen for giving me time, and the running backs too.”Another signature aspect of Tarpon football is the running game, and in the second half Port Isabel got it going full-speed. After a scoreless third quarter, Javier Vela went over from a yard out, ending a 10-play, 47-yard drive, and P.I. was up 21-7 with under 11 minutes to play.Juan Aguilera broke up the middle like a cannon shot and streaked 51 yards to put the Tarpons up, 28-7. Jaime Gonzalez went 32 yards with 3:27 to go to close out the scoring, and that was a final, 36-7.“In the first half, they did a great job on our running game,” Stumbaugh said on Saturday. “In the second half we were able to run the ball.”Port Isabel rushed for 198 yards on the night. Juan Aguilera led the way with 82 yards (7.5 ave., 2 TD’s) and Jaime Gonzalez had 42 yards (10.5 ave., 1 TD).The Tarpons got their passing game going again as well. After gaining a net total of less than 20 yards (two completions) through the air the last two games combined, quarterback Isaiah Martinez completed five of nine for a season-best 101 yards and two touchdowns.“We knew we could throw the ball,” Stumbaugh said. “The coaching staff saw some things on film.” On the Martinez-to-Curry TD pass; “They bit on the run fake and Michael was able to get behind them.”Kenny Herrera ran for the two-point conversion on the Tarpons’ last touchdown. Ryan Vasquez returned a kick-off for 39 yards, Luis Aguilera got 10 yards on a punt return, and Marcelo Sanchez made all four of his PAT kicks.On the other side of the ball, Danny Medina and Jacques Guillot led the Tarpon D with six stops each and Kenny Herrera intercepted a fourth-quarter pass.The Tarpons are off this week and await the winner of this Friday’s Lyford-Raymondville game, which will likely decide Port Isabel’s first round, bi-district playoff opponent from District 31-3A.Read this story in the Nov. 5 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

Busworld South East Asia 2019 Resmi Dibuka, Unggulkan Solusi Bus Listrik dan Ramah Lingkungan

first_imgSalah satu Badan Usaha Milik Daerah (BUMD) yang sedang fokus mengembangkan bus listrik adalah PT Transportasi Jakarta (TransJakarta), yang sedang mengkaji pengoperasian bus listrik dengan menggandeng United Nation Environmental Program (UNEP) pada Januari lalu.Presiden Busworld International, Didier Ramoudt, mengatakan Indonesia dengan populasi terbesar di Asia Tenggara, memiliki potensi besar di segmen transportasi darat sejalan dengan infrastruktur jalan yang terus dibangun pemerintah. Indonesia merupakan salah satu pasar terbesar untuk industri bus dan coach, yang mana hal ini didukung dengan populasi Indonesia yang mencapai 40 persen dari populasi negara ASEAN. Selain itu adanya rencana pemerintah Indonesia untuk menambahkan 3.000 armada bus untuk sistem BRT di 34 provinsi.Baca juga: Pertama Kali di Asia Tengah, Busworld 2019 Juga Akan Digelar di Kazakhstan Busworld South East Asia 2019 diselenggarakan oleh PT Global Expo Management (GEM) bekerja sama dengan Busworld International. Pameran bus internasional ini berlangsung dari 20 sampai 22 Maret 2019. Pameran Busworld pertama diadakan pada 48 tahun yang lalu di kota Kortrijk, Belgia, pada 1971. Adapun pameran Busworld South East Asia merupakan pameran ke-8 dalam rangkaian gelaran Busworld dunia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Busworld South East Asia 2019 resmi dibuka hari ini (20/3/2019) di arena JIExpo Kemayoran Jakarta, banyak hal baru yang diperlihatkan dari pameran bus terbesar se-Asia Tenggara ini. Salah satu yang menarik adalah kehadiran dua bus listrik low deck yang digadang untuk kebutuhan armada TransJakarta.Baca juga: Bus Listrik Untuk TransJakarta, Antara Harapan dan Realita Sejak tahun 2018, Indonesia mulai serius menyambut pergeseran teknologi dari kendaraan konvensional ke daya listrik yang diklaim sangat ramah lingkungan. Hal ini ditujukan dengan mulai disusunnya draft Peraturan Presiden (Perpres) Percepatan Kendaraan Bermotor Listrik yang dikabarkan sudah dalam tahap penyelarasan di Kementerian Koordinasi Bidang Kemaritiman.last_img read more

Stolen Boat Recovered In Sterling

first_imgFurther investigation revealed the boat’s motor and controls were at another house in Sterling and in possession of Eric Joel Carlson, age 51 of Sterling. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers recovered a stolen boat in Sterling on July 22. According to an online Trooper dispatch released on July 29, Troopers observed a Klamath boat at a residence off Redmon Street in Sterling, which appeared similar to one recently reported stolen. Investigation revealed the boat had been stolen and was in possession of Derek Ray Newton, age 39 of Sterling. The boat, motor, and controls were all recovered and returned to the owner. Troopers are still Investigating and charges against the individuals involved are still pending.last_img

Watson Boas looking forward to Bradford game

first_imgRugby League BY SIMON KESLEP Featherstone Rovers 2019 Papua New Guinea recruit Watson Boas is keeping it all cool and patiently aims to take one game at a time. “The aim for this year is take one game at a time, know all my team mates as much as I can, enjoy everyone’s company and bring the team all the way to the finals,” Watson said. Watson also aims to give his best week-in and week-out with the prospect of securing another contract with any of the club in England. The former SP PNG Hunters and PNG LNG Kumuls halfback yesterday told the Post-Courier since arriving two weeks ago to join his new club that there were open arm receptions for himself, elder brother Ase and Willie Minoga. “The fans, management, coaching staff and players are really good to us; making us feel at home and providing everything for us,” said Watson. “The place is too cold but we are slowly adjusting and should be all right before we play our first game.” The reception was welcoming for the trio with the fans so friendly and having the respect for players and Watson cannot wait to play for them and giving something good back to the club. Rovers will play their first game this weekend against Bradford Bulls. “The motivation behind all my success in my rugby league career is my family – dad, mum, three brothers and a sister. They are my motivation when I’m down when I look to them they are always giving me the boost to continue pushing through everything.” Watson acknowledged the support of his former team mates whom he started his career with. He commended the efforts of sponsors one way or another for putting in their money for the greatest game of all. He further took time to commend clubs and the management of Kokopo Royals, Agmark Rabaul Gurias, SP PNG Hunters and PNG Kumuls who stood behind his club and representative career. “We are being looked after, trained and fed well and can’t wait to run in this weekend for the first game against Bradford,” said Watson.last_img read more

UK backup receivers looking for more snaps

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. – Depth was the buzz word for the Kentucky wide receiver position during preseason camp, but through five games the Wildcats appear to have narrowed in on a shorter rotation at the position.Kentucky wide receiver Ryan Timmons makes one of his five catches for a career-high 114 yards against Mississippi State.Kentucky wide receiver Ryan Timmons makes one of his five catches for a career-high 114 yards against Mississippi State.“We’re playing four or five guys there,” UK wide receivers coach Tommy Mainord said. “That’s probably all we’ve been playing, but that’s what’s good about this bye week: developing those other guys too. It’s not that they can’t play. It’s that I need to do a better job coaching them, I need to get them better.”Through five games, four Kentucky wide receivers have at least 11 catches. Sophomores Dorian Baker, Garrett Johnson, Blake Bone and Jeff Badet have each caught at least one touchdown. Baker, Johnson and Badet each have more than 200 receiving yards.Baker and Johnson have accounted for 44.8 percent of the team’s catches, but Johnson shied away from labeling himself or Baker as the team’s go-to receiver.“There’s plenty of us who can make plays,” Johnson said. “It’s just whoever gets the opportunity. I feel like most of us are capitalizing on those chances.”Towles learning to deal with scrutinyMeanwhile junior Ryan Timmons, who led Kentucky in catches and receiving yards in 2014, has four catches for 62 yards.“There’s a combination of things,” UK head coach Mark Stoops said. “Ryan needs to do his part, and we need to continue to improve. We’ve worked hard, relentlessly around the clock, to put him in position to be successful. At some point, yeah, another guy has to take those reps, but that’s him or anybody.”Sophomore wide receiver Alex Montgomery recorded his first catch of the season against Eastern Kentucky. Sophomore walk-on Charles Walker recorded his second catch of the year against the Colonels.Mainord hopes the receivers further down the depth can follow Bone’s example after the sophomore backup broke out with seven catches for 85 yards against EKU. He had caught just six passes for 49 yards in the first four games.Inside UK’s last Thursday home game“He prepared himself all week and it showed,” Mainord said. “I think it shows those young guys preparation is important as well, and when they go out and have success after a great week as a coach that’s what you want. You want them to see that and do it again.”Email Jon Hale at jahale@courier-journal.com . Follow him on Twitter @JonHale_CJ .last_img read more

SCSU Hockey Ties Princeton 5-5

first_imgThe St. Cloud State men’s hockey team settled for a 5-5 tie in Saturday’s game with Princeton at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.  SCSU lost 5-3 to Princeton Friday night.The Huskies got goals from Sam Hentges, Chase Brand, Easton Brodzinski, Nick Perbix and Jake Wahlin.  SCSU’s record is 1-2-3 and will play at Northern Michigan Friday November 8 at 6pm, pregame on River 96.7 at 5:30.last_img

Archer brace tops Lewis half-century in Royals win

first_imgMUMBAI, India,  CMC – Exciting West Indies opener, Evin Lewis, smashed his second half-century of the Indian Premier League but was outshone by the brilliant Jofra Archer, as Rajasthan Royals thrashed Mumbai Indians by seven wickets to strengthen their claim for a playoff spot in the Indian Premier League here yesterday. Sent in at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai tallied 168 for six from their 20 overs, with the left-handed Lewis top-scoring with 60 from 42 balls.He put on 87 off 64 deliveries for the first wicket with Suryakumar Yadav who struck 38, while Hardik Pandya chipped in with 36.Lewis spearheaded Mumbai’s charge, stroking four fours and four sixes as he passed 300 runs in his first IPL season. He reached his half-century at the 12th over when he deposited a full toss from off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham onto the media centre but departed two overs later when he holed out to deep point off seamer Dhawal Kulkarni.Barbadian Archer produced an incisive four-over spell, grabbing two wickets and conceding only 16 runs.His opening two-over burst cost just seven runs while coughing up the wickets of Yadav and captain Rohit Sharma for a first-ball ‘duck’. He prised out Yadav to a catch at long leg after the right-hander failed to keep down a pull and claimed Rohit in identical fashion off the very next delivery.Archer’s second spell was a pacy one, rattling Mumbai’s lower order and conceding a mere nine runs.In reply, Englishman Jos Buttler extended his fine run with his second straight half-century, stroking an unbeaten 94 from 53 balls at the top of the order to see Royals to victory. They lost D’Arcy Short cheaply for four with the score on nine in the opening over but Buttler added 95 for the second wicket with Ajinkya Rahane (37) and a further 61 for the third wicket with Sanju Samson (26), to successfully revive the run chase.last_img read more

Eventers line out at European Championships

first_img 9 September 2015, 11:23 Team Ireland Equestrian’s senior eventers will compete in the European Championships at Blair Castle (GBR) this weekend. Elsewhere on the eventing circuit, action takes place at Gatcombe Park (GBR). In showjumping, Ireland will be represented at Rome (ITA), North Salem New York (USA), Paderborn (GER), Chazy Sur Ain (FRA), Neeroeteren (BEL), Ising Am Chiemsee (GER) and Giubiasco (SUI). All Irish international entries for this week’s shows are now available to view by clicking on the individual shows under ‘FEI Entries & Results’. Eventers line out at European Championships Tags: Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Eventing News  »  Eventers line out at European Championships last_img read more

Afful tips Esperance for Africa crown

first_imgGhana defender Harrison Afful is confident Esperance can win this year’s Caf Champions League despite setting up a semi-final showdown with Egyptian giants Al Ahly.The 23-year-old was key for the Tunisian outfit that finished top of Group A on Saturday thanks to their 1-0 away win over Dynamos of Zimbabwe.The former Asante Kotoko player believes the 1994 African champions can win the continent’s prestigious club competition again.“We are ready for Al Ahly in the semi-finals, we’re taking every game step by step, we are not scared of any team, and I hope that the trophy will be ours,” Afful told BBC Sport.Holders TP Mazembe of DR Congo will take on JS Kabylie of Algeria in the other semi final game.The matches will be played on the weekend of 12-14 November. Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more