TFM wins Noreste concession

first_imgON DECEMBER 5 the Mexican government accepted a US$1·4bn bid from Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana for the 50 year concession to operate the Ferrocarril del Noreste (RG 12.96 p805). TFM will also pay 0·5% of net operating income in each of the first 15 years and 1·5% for the remainder. There is also an option for a 50 year extension.Three groups were shortlisted to submit final bids on November 29: the TFM joint venture of Kansas City Southern Industries (51%) and Transportaciónes Maritimas Mexicanas SA (49%); ICA, backed by Union Pacific; and Grupo Mexico with US short line South Orient. A fourth grouping of Grupo Olmeca, GEC Alsthom and SNCF was eliminated. TFM’s final bid was nearly three times that of its two rivals. KCSI President & CEO Landon Rowland described the 4000 km Noreste, which moves 40% of Mexico’s rail freight, as the ’premier railway property in the world to be privatised.’ It links Mexico City with the ports of Lazaro Cardenas, Veracruz and Tampico, and the US border towns of Matamoros and Laredo. He said ’it is a powerful link to the most essential railroad market’, whilst Veracruz alone handles 25% of Mexico’s total freight.TFM General Director Mario Mohar said the company plans to invest US$700m over the first five years of the concession, including US$200m in the first year. Most will go on locos, rolling stock and communications systems, and on expanding capacity to handle the projected traffic growth and create an intermodal network. TFM expects an annual rate of return of 18% to 20%.KCS is to take over neighbouring US regional Gateway Western, which links Kansas City and and Springfield, Illinois, and has trackage rights into Chicago. Along with joint ownership of the Texas-Mexican Railway, this gives KCS a corridor from Chicago to Mexico City. oKey facts:last_img read more

Tennis world’s number one, Djokovic receives death threats

first_img The 48-year-old Croatian, who won Wimbledon in 2001, said he felt “good” and did not have any symptoms. Djokovic posted an apology on Instagram after so many high-profile stars tested positive. He wrote: “I am so deeply sorry our tournament has caused harm. “Everything the organisers and I did the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions. “We believed the tournament met all health protocols and the health of our region seemed in good condition to finally unite people for philanthropic reasons. read also:Djokovic tests positive to covid-19 regrets Adria tour “We were wrong and it was too soon. I can’t express enough how sorry I am for this and every case of infection.” In April, Djokovic revealed he was an anti-vaxxer, explaining he would not take compulsory vaccination for coronavirus if required. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tennis world No1, Novak Djokovic, has received death threats after hosting a tennis tournament that saw several stars contract coronavirus. Novak Djokovic apologised for organising the Adria Tour tennis exhibition series He was as slammed for his “boneheaded” decision to host the tour in Croatia – ignoring strict social-distancing rules and even dancing topless in a nightclub. Fellow pros Grigor Dimitrov, Viktor Troicki and Borna Coric have all tested positive for coronavirus after taking part in the Easter European event. Now chilling messages threatening Djokivic’s life have been sprayed onto walls in Croatia’s capital of Split. According to the translation reads: “Djokovic, die. Our wish is that you die. Greetings from Split. Die.” Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic has revealed that he too has tested positive for coronavirus. The news comes three days on from world number one Djokovic announcing he had tested positive himself. Ivanisevic wrote on Instagram: “Unfortunately after two negative tests in the last 10 days, I have just found out I have tested positive for Covid-19.” Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Absolutely Unique Facts About KanyeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratingscenter_img Loading… last_img read more

West Florida Blanks the Bucs

first_img Share Oct. 8, 2007 Box Score  MEMPHIS, Tenn. – West Florida (8-2-0, 3-0-0 GSC) picked up two late first half goals and added three more after the break, as they held their fourth straight opponent to under ten shots in their 5-0 triumph over Christian Brothers Sunday afternoon at Signagio Field.Ten minutes before the half Dernelle Mascall cracked the score board when Jodi Galucci fed the ball down the side line to a streaking Mascall who carried the ball into box before beating the keeper.Three minutes before the end of the half Mascall punched a thru ball into leaving Brandi Adams with a one-on-one with the Buccaneers keeper giving the Argonauts a 2-0 lead after the first 45 minutes.In the 69th minute, Taylor Murphy added to West Florida lead when she deflected an attempted clearance by the Christian Brothers goal keeper before tucking away her first goal as an Argonaut.Adams picked up her third goal in the last two games when she finished a cross sent into the box by Jordan McKenzie at the 74:58 mark of the first half.Five minutes later, McKenzie also picked up her first goal as an Argonaut when Kaley Morris sent the ball down the field for Galucci who quickly cross the ball to the waiting freshman.The Argonauts have two more road matches, Friday against Alabama-Huntsville and Sunday versus Delta State, before returning to the friendly confines of the UWF Sports Complex. “Live Stats” will be available for both matches. Print Friendly Version West Florida Blanks the Bucslast_img read more

Margaret Mary Health implements visitor restrictions

first_imgBatesville, In. — Effective Jan. 3, Margaret Mary Health is implementing visitor restrictions to minimize the spread of respiratory illnesses, including the flu. The following precautionary restrictions apply to visitation at the hospital’s main campus located at 321 Mitchell Ave., Batesville:No visitation by anyone who is currently ill or has been ill within the last 48 hours with any respiratory symptoms, including but not limited to, cough, fever, muscle aches, runny nose, sore throat, etc.No visitation by anyone under the age of 14. Children in this age group are more likely to be carrying viral or other contagious illnesses even if they are not showing active symptoms. Even if they do not get sick themselves, they can pass these illnesses on to our patients.In our Maternity Services Unit, the hospital will make the exception of restrictions for a newborn’s sibling(s) who are well at the time of the visit, as deemed by the Maternity Services staff.“We have seen an increase in the number of patients diagnosed in our emergency room and physician offices with the flu and other respiratory illnesses, such as RSV,” said Deanna Youngman, Margaret Mary’s Infection Prevention Coordinator. “To keep both you and your family members safe, it’s important you cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue or use your sleeve, wash your hands often and stay home when you are sick. The CDC also recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protection against flu viruses.”During flu season, families should also limit the number of relatives and friends accompanying patients to the hospital and/or doctor visits.Margaret Mary is working to protect our patients as much as possible from exposure to respiratory illnesses by providing seasonal flu vaccines to staff and implementing “respiratory etiquette” practices. The hospital has also made hand sanitizer, tissues and facemasks available to both patients and visitors at the entrances of all hospital facilities.It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Call our Occupational Health & Wellness Center at 812.932.5105 for more information.last_img read more

Osimhen rejects EPL move

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, does not dream of moving to the Premier League this summer, according to his agent.Osimhen signed for Lille last summer and enjoyed a fruitful debut campaign, which saw him net 18 goals and grab six assists before the French league season was curtailed last month. The 21-year-old’s fine form in front of goal led to reports linking him with a move to England this summer, with Manchester United one side tipped to make a move.Suggestions of a move to United were amplified when fans’ favourite Odion Ighalo labelled his Nigerian compatriot as “the future of football” two months ago, but it seems as though they’ll have to wait if they are to sign the forward.Addressing rumours that a deal with Napoli is close, the player’s brother-in-law and agent, Osita Okolo, also shot down reports of a move to England.“I can say that, for now, Osimhen hasn’t agreed anything with Napoli or another club,” Okolo told Radio Marte.“I can also deny that he dreams of going to the Premier League, I don’t know why [the press] says certain things. “Naples is a fantastic city and Napoli are a very good team.“I’m always honoured whenever I hear these links, but for now there’s no deal in place, even if negotiations with them are ongoing.“He wants to play regularly.“We’re not going to repeat certain bad experiences from the past.“The Napoli fans are fantastic, their stadium is beautiful. “I can only speak well of Naples and its team.”Tags: Ligue 1LOSC LillePremier LeagueVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Ireland recruit Mott and Hopkinson

first_img Former Queensland batsman Mott and Hopkinson, who played for Sussex and is currently their club coach, will join Ireland during their ongoing pre-World Cup tour of Australia and New Zealand. Mott, who has also been head coach at Glamorgan, will be Phil Simmons’ assistant for Ireland – while Hopkinson is a fielding specialist. Ireland have recruited Matthew Mott and Carl Hopkinson as coaches for their World Cup campaign. Press Associationlast_img read more

Mourinho excited by young talent

first_img Not since John Terry’s emergence almost 17 years ago have Chelsea produced a homegrown player to feature prominently in the first XI, but Mourinho clearly has plans for midfielder Loftus-Cheek and the Blues’ other youngsters, many of whom are English. “This year, the most important title for the academy was Ruben, not the European or FA Youth Cup. It was Ruben,” Mourinho said. The challenge will be to balance integrating the youngsters into his first team with winning matches and trophies – a process that begins with the Premier League champions’ clash at The Hawthorns on Monday night. The 18-year-old Isaiah Brown is poised to make his debut against his former club West Brom and Loftus-Cheek will make his second successive Premier League start. “Izzy Brown – he plays,” Mourinho said. “I want him to be champion and I want him to have his debut for Chelsea in the Premier League at West Brom. “It means double for him to play for Chelsea, to be champions and to play against his old club.” Loftus-Cheek, Nathan Ake and Andreas Christiansen have been training regularly with the first team this season, while there are high hopes, too, for Brown, Dominic Solanke, Lewis Baker, Jeremie Boga and Charly Musonda. Loftus-Cheek, who is 19, made his debut in the Champions League defeat of Sporting Lisbon in December and his first start against Liverpool last week. His potential is such that Mourinho intends to retain him in the first-team squad next term, while others of his generation will continue their development amongst Chelsea’s vast ranks of players out on loan. Press Association Mourinho was asked, hypothetically, if the arrival of someone like Juventus’ Paul Pogba – a reported £70million target for a host of Europe’s top clubs – would stifle the emergence of Loftus-Cheek. Mourinho said no, believing instead that any incoming recruit could help push on the development of Chelsea’s youngsters to be potentially better than any signing. “Maybe he is better than the player I buy,” Mourinho added. “And if he is, he plays and the player I buy doesn’t. But at the moment he’s not better.” Mourinho is measured in his excitement and expectations for Chelsea’s next generation, who he does not wish to get ahead of themselves. “In modern football, because of the agents and the parents, when the players are in the process of being almost there, they think they are already there,” Mourinho said. “They make the players think they have arrived when they haven’t. They think about money before the career starts and everything gets very, very confused. “That doesn’t help the players. They need stability. To be in a big team and to reach the level to be playing regularly for the first-team, you need time and stability. We try to give that to our boys.” Mourinho has high hopes for one first-team regular, expecting Oscar to benefit from an enforced rest as a result of a thigh injury to show a similar evolution next season to the one the outstanding Eden Hazard has enjoyed this term. Brazil playmaker Oscar, who will miss this summer’s Copa America, has played round-the-year football for some time after featuring in the 2012 Olympics, 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup. Mourinho said: “Now, for the first time, he’ll have a proper rest, proper holidays, proper pre-season – which he never had too – and hopefully that can give him a base to develop. “I really believe in Oscar’s talent. I have many hopes for him.” Chelsea’s young players may be FA Youth Cup winners and European champions, but Jose Mourinho believes Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s ascension to the first team is the academy’s biggest prize this season. last_img read more

Cricket News Sri Lanka cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva quits WI tour after father’s murder

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The father of Sri Lankan allrounder cricketer Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies, says police officials.The player’s father Ranjan, who was also a local politician, gunned down in Ratmalana, a suburb area of the capital city of Colombo, close to midnight, police said. An investigation is underway but no arrests have been made.Cricket officials said the 26-year-old de Silva withdrew from the tour which involves three Test matches. However, there was no official word from the board on who will replace de Silva.Sri Lanka will also miss opener Dimuth Karunaratne who fractured his finger while batting in the nets earlier this month as he prepared for a limited-overs domestic tournament.(With inputs from agencies) last_img read more

Cricket News Watch – James Faulkner does an MS Dhoni in Big Bash League, blasts 16 in final over

first_imgIn response, Hobart Hurricanes were boosted by an aggressive knock of 69 off 39 balls from George Bailey but once he fell in the 18th over, the Hurricanes needed 16 off the last over. Andrew Tye, a superb death overs bowler, was entrusted the task of ensuring Perth Scorchers would defend the total. However, Faulkner whipped the first ball over long leg for a six and followed it up by whacking a full ball on the pads to the wide long on fence. With 6 needed off 4 balls, the pressure was on Tye and the bowler bowled a full ball outside off which Faulkner creamed high over long off for his second six and give Hobart Hurricanes a dramatic win.This is not the first time Faulkner has finished games off in style. During the Brisbane ODI against England in 2014, Faulkner blasted 69* and shared a partnership of 57 for the final wicket with Clint McKay as Australia sealed an unbelievable win. The right-hander ended the match in style with three boundaries in the final over bowled by Tim Bresnan as Australia chased down a target of 301.Dhoni has finished plenty of games in style for India. In 2012 and 2019, he helped India beat Australia in Adelaide by hitting a six in the last over. In 2013, Dhoni blasted 15 runs in the tri-series final against Sri Lanka in Port of Spain while in the IPL, he blasted two sixes in the last two balls for Rising Pune Supergiant to help them beat Kings XI Punjab. highlights Perth: MS Dhoni has shown that his finishing prowess has not diminished. The Australian cricket team found it out in a very hard way when the former Indian cricket captain blasted three consecutive fifties and helped India over the line in tense finishes in Adelaide and Melbourne. The result was India winning a bilateral ODI series Down Under for the first time ever. Dhoni won the Man of the Series Award for the first time since 2011. However, in the Big Bash League, there was another player who was at one time acknowledged as the ‘ultimate finisher’ of the team but has drifted out since. In the Big Bash League contest between Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers at the Optus stadium, James Faulkner did an MS Dhoni in dramatic style with a thrilling last-over finish.Faulkner, who was the Man of the Match in the 2015 World Cup final against New Zealand which gave Australia their fifth World Cup title, got off to a great start by getting Cameron Bancroft (0) and Michael Klinger (0) in the very first over of the match. In his second over, things got better for him as he dismissed Ashton Turner (2) but towards the end, Sam Whiteman’s 68 and some big hits from Nathan Coulter-Nile helped Perth Scorchers reach 177/9. Coulter-Nile blasted three sixes in the last over bowled by Faulkner as the left-arm pacer conceded 21 runs to finish with 3/36 off four overs. Faulkner was the Man of the Match in 2015 World Cup finalFaulkner is currently playing for Hobart Hurricanes in the BBLHobart Hurricanes are on top of the Big Bash League table For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Taylor Bennett’s equalizer gives Syracuse a 1-1 draw in ACC Opener

first_img Published on September 20, 2019 at 11:01 pm Contact Tim: Syracuse had just one shot on goal all night. It happened to be from exactly 12 yards away. And Taylor Bennett’s penalty kick in the 61st minute proved to be the only shot on net the Orange needed to tie. After 110 minutes of play at Petersen Sports Complex in Pittsburgh, on Friday night, Syracuse (2-4-2, 0-0-1 Atlantic Coast) drew 1-1 with the Panthers (3-4-2, 0-0-1) It’s the first time the Orange have not been defeated in an ACC match since Oct. 26, 2017, when SU tied Virginia Tech 0-0. The Panthers struck first with a goal in the 38th minute by freshman forward Rachel Rasins. Junior goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx kept the deficit at one with two saves in the first half. Pittsburgh continued to apply pressure in the second half, generating six corners but turning none into points. The Orange had zero corners in the second half, but made the most of a costly mistake by Pitt in the box to tie the match at one. Neither side was fairly disciplined, with Syracuse totaling 19 fouls and one yellow card — issued to junior defender Shannon Aviza. Pittsburgh didn’t fare much better, committing 15 penalties. Proulx continued to produce, finishing with seven saves, including three in the first overtime period. This was also the first match back for sophomore defender Jenna Tivnan, giving the injury-depleted Orange some much needed depth to preserve the deadlock. The Orange used four substitutes in total, with freshman Alexandra Panaggio playing over 50 minutes for the second time. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more