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  • First phase of TGV Est approved

    first_imgFRENCH Prime Minister Alain Juppé announced on December 23 that construction of the first phase of the long-planned TGV Est project will start in 1998. With the declaration of public utility agreed in May 1996, the way is now clear for SNCF to proceed with detailed design and land acquisitions.Although land will be purchased for the entire 406 km alignment, work is only approved for the first phase covering the 270 km from Vaires-sur-Marne in the eastern suburbs of Paris to Vandières, south of Metz on the main line to Nancy.Juppé said that completion of the first phase will permit a Paris – Strasbourg timing of 2h 30min, with Reims reached in 45min and Metz and Nancy in less than 1h 30min. The alignment will permit TGVs to run at 350 or 360 km/h, which would permit Strasbourg to be reached in 2h or less if the section between Vandières and Vendenheim outside Strasbourg is completed later. No dates have been set for this work, nor indeed for completion of Phase 1, although this is likely to be in 2004.Also approved is electrification at 25 kV 50Hz of the lines in the Vosges from Blainville to Remiremont and Lunéville to St Dié, and upgrading of the 7 km from Strasbourg to Kehl, including a second bridge over the Rhine at Kehl.Cost will be Fr26·8bn, of which about Fr3·5bn will come from local authorities – the transport ministry says that ’a very important financial effort’ will be needed by the state. Rolling stock is expected to cost a further Fr6bn.Traffic is expected to reach 15·5 million passengers a year, over 3 million of whom will be making international trips. oTGV Est:last_img read more

  • Tanker Fire Takes Lives of Two Seafarers off South Korea

    first_imgTwo seafarers lost their lives while another one was injured in a fire aboard an oil tanker off the southern coast of South Korea.The ill-fated seafarers, aged 68 and 79, were found deceased in the ship’s pilothouse, while the tanker’s chief engineer suffered burns and was transported to a hospital for treatment.The fire broke out on the unnamed 494-ton ship in the early morning hours of March 20, Yonhap New Agency cited local authorities.At the time of the incident, the vessel was some 5 kilometers off Odong Island, South Jeolla Province.Loaded with 10,000 tons of bunker fuel, C oil and heavy oil, the vessel was crewed by six sailors, four of whom managed to escape the ship shortly after the fire started.The fire did not spread aboard the ship and was contained within hours.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

  • Larisa Ceric welcomed at the Airport after the European Championship

    first_imgLarisa Ceric, the European vice-champion in judo, arrived in Sarajevo after the competition.Our best athlete was welcomed by friends, and upon arrival in the capital of BiH, she said:“I was expecting the gold, but I knew that I had to beat Marina in the finals, but I did not succeed in placing my special technique because she knows me well, and I have to blame myself in some situations because I should not allow myself to enter in “golden score”. All in all, I am satisfied and very happy, “ Ceric said and then revealed plans for the season.“I canceled the competition in Budapest because of tiredness, and I will compete at the Grand Prix in Zagreb, followed by the World Championships at the end of August,” Ceric said, Klix.ba news portal reports.last_img read more

  • Hernandez charged with murder, cut by Patriots

    first_imgFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool) Less than two hours after the arrest, the Patriots announced they had cut Hernandez, a 2011 Pro Bowl selection who signed a five-year contract worth $40 million last summer.Lloyd was a 27-year-old athlete with the Boston Bandits who was dating the sister of Hernandez’s fiancee. He was shot repeatedly in the back and chest, authorities said.Hernandez could get life without parole if convicted.“It is at bottom a circumstantial case. It is not a strong case,” his attorney, Michael Fee, said at a court hearing during which Hernandez was ordered held without bail on murder charges and five weapons counts.Lloyd’s family members cried and hugged in the courtroom as prosecutor Bill McCauley outlined the killing. Two relatives were so overcome with emotion that they had to leave the courtroom.McCauley said the crime stemmed from a night out at a Boston club called Rumor on June 14. He said Hernandez was upset about certain things, including that Lloyd had talked to some people Hernandez “had troubles with.”Two days later, McCauley said, on the night of June 16, Hernandez texted two friends from out of state and asked them to hurry back to Massachusetts.Surveillance footage from outside Hernandez’s home showed him leaving with a gun, and he told someone in the house that he was upset and couldn’t trust anyone anymore, the prosecutor said.The three men picked up Lloyd at his home around 2:30 a.m., according to authorities. As they drove around, they discussed what happened at the nightclub, and Lloyd started getting nervous, McCauley said.Lloyd texted his sister, “Did you see who I am with?” When she asked who, he answered, at 3:22 a.m., “NFL,” then, a minute later, “Just so you know.”Within a few minutes after that, people working the overnight shift at the industrial park reported hearing gunshots, McCauley said.Investigators did not specify who fired the shots and did not identify the two other people who were with Hernandez.In arguing unsuccessfully for bail, Hernandez’s attorney said the athlete is unlikely to flee, is a homeowner, and lives with his fiancee and an 8-month-old baby. He also said Hernandez had never been accused of a violent crime.As he was led from his home in the morning, Hernandez was wearing a white V-neck T-shirt, with his arms inside the shirt and behind his back. He spit into some bushes on his way to a police cruiser.Later, as he was taken from the North Attleborough police station to court, two dozen supporters cheered, some yelling, “We love you Aaron!”“Words cannot express the disappointment we feel knowing that one of our players was arrested as a result of this investigation,” the Patriots said in a statement announcing he had been cut.The team added: “We realize that law enforcement investigations into this matter are ongoing. We support their efforts and respect the process. At this time, we believe this transaction is simply the right thing to do.”The Patriots drafted Hernandez, who is originally from Bristol, Conn., in 2010 out of the University of Florida, where he was an All-American.During the draft, one team said it wouldn’t take him under any circumstances, and he was passed over by one club after another before New England took him in the fourth round.Afterward, Hernandez said he had failed a drug test in college — reportedly for marijuana — and was up front with teams about it.In other off-the-field troubles, a Florida man filed a lawsuit last week claiming Hernandez shot him in the face after they argued at a strip club in February.And The Boston Globe reported that Hernandez lost his temper and threatened a teammate during an argument in the team’s weight room shortly after he was drafted.Hernandez became a father on Nov. 6, and said he intended to change his ways: “Now, another one is looking up to me. I can’t just be young and reckless Aaron no more. I’m going to try to do the right things.”Associated Press writers Bridget Murphy in Boston and Howard Ulman in North Attleborough contributed to this story. Family of Odin Lloyd react during the arraignment of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in Attleboro District Court Wednesday, June 26, in Attleboro, Mass. (AP Photo/The Sun Chronicle, Mike George, Pool)by Michelle R. SmithATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder in the shooting death of a friend prosecutors say had angered the football player at a nightclub a few days earlier by talking to the wrong people.Hernandez, 23, was taken from his North Attleborough home in handcuffs just over a week after Boston semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd’s bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile away.last_img read more

  • 4 Pirates make All-Star team – McCutchen, Alvarez, Grilli, Locke

    first_imgCHICAGO (AP)—Justly rewarded for approaching the 84th Midsummer Classic with one of baseball’s best records, the Pirates placed four All-Stars on the 2013 National League squad.Center fielder Andrew McCutchen and closer Jason Grilli, whose selections were anticipated, are joined by third baseman Pedro Alvarez and young left-hander Jeff Locke.The quartet gives the Pirates their best All-Star representation in 32 years—since outfielders Dave Parker and Mike Easler, second baseman Phil Garner and third baseman Bill Madlock were tabbed in 1981.“We’re not the team that gets a token one [selection] anymore,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “We’ve earned our way.”The Pirates had only the obligatory All-Star rep in 14 of the 16 seasons prior to Hurdle taking over in 2011, with two selections the other years.“I’m proud of all four. They are organizational wins,” added Hurdle, who gathered the players in Wrigley Field’s visiting clubhouse at 1 p.m. CT to disclose their All-Stars and reported that “the vibe in here was really cool.”The All-Star announcements coincided with the Pirates’ first-ever Dads Road Trip. The fathers of McCutchen, Alvarez and Grilli were all present to share their sons’ glee and pride.“Obviously, it was a very special moment. I was super excited to get to share it with him,” Alvarez said of his dad, also named Pedro. “I wish my mom and sister were also here, but I got my wife and dad, and that made it very special. I’m happy.”McCutchen’s selection by the players was almost a given, since at the conclusion of last season, he was their pick to receive the Players Choice Award as NL Most Outstanding Player.He becomes the Pirates’ first three-time All-Star since infielder Freddy Sanchez (2006-07, 2009). But he is the Bucs first position player to make three consecutive All-Star teams since Bobby Bonilla (1988-91).FIRST TIME ALL-STAR—Pedro Alvarez was selected to the All-Star team for his first time. But if he continues to play the way he has, he will be joining McCutchen for many more. FUTURE ALL STAR—Pirates speedster Starling Marte slides into 3rd base in a game against the Brewers for his eighth triple of the year, Marte also leads the Pirates in stolen bases with 23. (Photos by William McBride)last_img read more

  • Wildcats hit by Storm in final of Hawks Invitational

    first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats passed the first test of the 2010 B.C. High School Girl’s Volleyball season Saturday in Trail — well sort of.The Cats lost in straight sets (25-15, 25-20) to a much more experienced Selkirk Storm side from Kimberley but proved to head coach Joe Moreira this team will battle right to the bitter end. “We played great,” said Moreira when asked about his team’s play at the 38th annual High School Senior Girl’s Invitational Volleyball Tournament at the J. Lloyd Crowe gymnasium.“With only eight players (five – Grade 10’s and three – Grade 12’s) and no super stars like a (Team B.C. star) Katie Wayling, we are a very different team.“However, what we lack in experience, height, and provincial team calibre talent we proved, at least this weekend, that we can compete and play with tremendous enthusiasm.”Mount Sentinel completed the round robin draw undefeated, edging Selkirk Saturday morning just barely.The Cats dominated the other three teams in the tournament, L.V. Rogers Bombers of Nelson, Golden Eagles and host J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks. But in the final it was a different story as the Storm overwhelmed the Wildcats.Despite the loss in the final, Moreira believes this edition of the Wildcats has something he can build upon.“The surprise this weekend was our consistent play,” he said. “Something that was quite unexpected, but a great delight to see.”SIDE OUT: The Cats travel to Kelowna Friday to compete in the Immaculata Invitational Tournament. . . . The L.V. Rogers Bombers squad struggled in its first test of the high school season, finishing fifth in the tournament. Golden edged host J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in the bronze medal [email protected]last_img read more


    first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES MARTIN GARCIA, SKY KINGDOM, WINNER: “They gave him a break but he runs well after some time off. He loves this track and he loves this distance; the farther the better for him. He has a long stride and these longer races just make him happy.” GARY STEVENS, FAVORED BRONZO, THIRD:  “They went really slow early. Maybe I should have let him dance away from there for the first quarter mile. He went to sleep on me and I couldn’t wake him up.”TRAINER QUOTEScenter_img JIM BARNES, ASSISTANT TO BOB BAFFERT, SKY KINGDOM, WINNER: “He hadn’t run since the mile and three-quarters race on Breeders’ Cup day, but it was a ridiculous pace that day, because they went so fast early. This horse runs well fresh and this was a good spot for him. They had sensible fractions and that was good.“The final time was good; they picked it up, and Martin (Garcia) had to move on him a little early passing the five and four-and-half (marker), he started letting him run. He did an excellent job riding him and we couldn’t be happier.”NOTES: The winning owners are Scott and Joe Ford of Little Rock, Arkansas, who race as Westrock Stables, LLC.-30-last_img read more

  • Rivals chase teenage prospect

    first_imgChelsea have invited highly-rated young goalkeeper Dominik Dyk to train with them, the Daily Mail reports.The 16-year-old Pole, who plays for Morawica Moravia, has also attracted interest from Fulham.AVB in the news again.The Sun, which on Friday linked Fabio Capello with Chelsea, note that Blues owner Roman Abramovich has again visited the club’s training ground – seemingly increasing the pressure on manager Andre Villas-Boas.Several papers include Villas-Boas’ recent comments about players who dive in order to win penalties.He believes new rules should be introduced – as with the clampdown on two-footed tackles – in order to deal with the problem.Meanwhile, speaking ahead of his team’s match against QPR, Blackburn striker Yakubu has claimed that he rejected a transfer to Loftus Road.Yakubu was one of a host of forwards Rangers enquired about prior to the sacking of Neil Warnock, and the Nigerian says he had the chance to move.The Daily Star quote Yakubu as saying: “I decided not to go. I’m really happy here, so why leave? I’m lucky to be at Blackburn.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

  • Dancin’ dairy style (makes me smile)

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is no secret that dairy prices are in the dumps, and have been for a while.It can seem sad/frustrating/stressful/scary/challenging/daunting/hopeless, among other things. Nope, there’s not much to smile about there. But, like all challenges in life, it is how each dairy farmer or farm employee responds to the situation that can make the difference in not only the specifics of their future but also the perceptions of others who are watching.When things are grim (no matter the details) we have a choice about how we can respond. Dairy farmers Katie Dotterer-Pyle and Jessica Peters decided to respond by dancing and encouraged others who share their first-hand dairy woes to do the same.Dotterer-Pyle is from Cow Comfort Inn Dairy in Union Bridge, Md. and Peters is from Spruce Row Farm in Meadville, Pa. The two young ladies decided to rock out lip syncing and dancing to “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift on video.To be truthful, videos of dancing dairy farmers don’t do much to help address the grim realities of low dairy prices, but they also don’t do nothing. Yes, videos of dancing dairy farmers certainly do something, but what?For one, I think the dancing videos make dairy farmers very human — a plight everyone reading this (or watching dancing dairy farmer videos) shares. In general, when it comes to their food, consumers tend to have more trust when dealing with their fellow humans.In the view of consumers in a recent survey, food companies and federal regulatory agencies are held responsible for ensuring the health and safety of food but there are trust issues with those entities, according to new research from The Center for Food Integrity (CFI). There is a dangerous trust problem with food in this country that leads to increased public skepticism and ultimately more (and often baseless) regulation.“If you’re held responsible and trusted for ensuring safe and healthy food, you are seen as a credible source,” said Charlie Arnot, CEO of CFI. “However, if you’re held responsible but not trusted, that’s a dangerous disconnect that can’t be ignored.”Federal regulatory agencies are held most responsible for ensuring safe food, following by food companies, according to the survey. And, as it turns out, federal agencies and food companies do not dance. Dotterer-Pyle and Peters have definitively proven, though, that dairy farmers do.And when it comes to trust, federal regulatory agencies rank eighth and food companies rank last on a list of 11 choices.“The potential fallout is serious and we’re already witnessing consequences in the food system as public interest in food production and processing grows,” Arnot said. “A lack of trust can result in increased pressure for additional oversight and regulations, rejection of products or information, and consumers seeking alternate, and perhaps unreliable, information sources.”Farmers fared better in the survey, ranking third in both responsibility and trust on the issue of ensuring safe food. Over the last 10 years CFI research has consistently shown that consumers trust farmers.“The good standing of farmers presents a golden opportunity for farmers to share their stories, invite consumer questions and help build trust,” he said.Rankings for responsibility and trust regarding healthy food were similar. Segmenting by influencer audiences, including moms, millennials, foodies and early adopters, CFI’s research surveyed U.S. consumers on more than 50 topics including most important issues, trusted sources, purchasing behaviors, pressures impacting food choices, and attitudes on farming and food manufacturing.The CFI research revealed additional trust gaps when it comes to the environment, animal care and food manufacturing. Eighty percent moderately or strongly agree that they are more concerned about global warming/climate change than they were a year ago. However, only 30% strongly agree that farmers are taking good care of the environment.While 55% strongly agree that if farm animals are treated decently and humanely, they have no problem consuming meat milk and eggs, only 25% believe U.S. meat is derived from humanely treated animals. One would have no choice but to assume dancing farmers are more likely to be kind to their animals, right?Two out of three consumers (64%) hold a positive impression of agriculture, while below half (44%) hold a positive impression of food manufacturing. A majority — around two in three — want to know more about both.“I am often asked why consumers have a certain, often inaccurate, impression of the food system,” said Roxi Beck, director at CFI. “My response is simple: because farmers and food companies haven’t engaged consumers in a way that addresses their underlying concerns.“The food system is making great strides toward transparency and responsiveness, which is tremendous, but there is more work to be done. It starts with identifying the drivers of concern, versus providing factual information to address the questions asked.”CFI’s research re-emphasizes that the need for effective engagement to earn trust goes beyond simply providing consumers with information.“Consumers want to know that farmers and food companies share their values, so simply providing facts or information isn’t enough,” Beck said. “Meaningful engagement can be a game-changer. For example, I’ve guided dozens of on-site tours of farms and food companies and the ‘ah-ha’ moments are often dramatic when consumers see and hear for themselves how food is produced. This is because they’ve made a personal connection with the individual expert, which allows the conversation to move forward.”Transparency is a powerful trust-building tool, she said, and can be achieved in many ways, “ranging from photos and videos to blogs that invite questions. Today’s trust gaps can be closed and CFI is committed to helping the food system do just that.”Do videos of goofy dairy farmers dancing in their barns help with this endeavor? I have no way of knowing for sure, but I do know I smile when I see one of those videos. And smiling in response to an occasional muck boot do-see-do at least seems like a pretty good place to start. Maybe it will make some dairy farmers smile too.(And in case you don’t remember, I have done some dairy dancing’ of my own).last_img read more