TagsmaspethRXR Realtywarehouses RXR’s Scott Rechler and a rendering of 55-15 Grand Avenue (Getty, RXR Realty)Queens was king when it came to the largest projects filed for New York City in May.Projects in the borough made up half of the 10 largest developments last month, including two of the top three spots. The biggest project was RXR Realty’s vertical warehouse in Maspeth, while the third largest project was a mixed-use development from Phipps Houses in Far Rockaway.A residential tower that is part of Greenland USA’s Pacific Park development in Brooklyn grabbed the No. 2 spot.Overall, every borough was represented on the list last month. Outside of Queen’s five spots, the Bronx had two and Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island each had one.The full list of May’s 10 biggest real estate projects is as follows:1. 55-15 Grand Avenue, QueensRXR Realty and LBA Logistic’s 736,867-square-foot warehouse in Maspeth was the largest project filed in New York last month. The property — which Amazon has been in talks to lease — will stand five stories and 74 feet tall. RXR and LBA bought the parcels at 54-15, 55-15 and 56-19 Grand Avenue in 2018 for $72 million.2. 698 Atlantic Avenue, BrooklynGreenland USA filed plans for this 587,200-square-foot building, which is part of its Pacific Park megaproject. The 41-story building will have 682 residential units with a small amount of space on the ground floor set aside for retail. It is located just east of the Barclays Center.3. 17-21 Redfern Avenue, QueensAffordable housing nonprofit Phipps is bringing a 12-story, 354-unit building to Far Rockaway. The 12-story structure is one of multiple buildings to crack May’s top 10 list from Phipps’ Rockaway Village complex, which will bring a total of eight buildings with 1,700 affordable housing units, community space and retail space to the neighborhood, according to YIMBY.4. 475 Bay Street, Staten IslandBFC Partners, the developer behind Staten Island’s Empire Outlets, is bringing a 12-story, 208,000-square-foot mixed-use project to the borough’s Stapleton Heights neighborhood. There will be 274 residential units across 198,000 square feet, along with 10,000 square feet of commercial space.5. 21-02 Mott Avenue, QueensThis Far Rockaway project is also part of Phipps’ Rockaway Village complex. It will span about 155,000 square feet across 15 stories, with 129 residential units and community space.6. 10 West 55th Street, ManhattanManhattan’s sole project on the list this month comes from Leonard Wilf, who is planning a roughly 153,000-square-foot mixed-use project in Midtown. The 24-story project, split between residential and commercial space, will have 96 apartments.7. 35-15 19th Avenue, QueensThis warehouse project in Astoria from Robert De Niro’s Wildflower Ltd. will span 144,000 square feet and stand four stories and 110 feet tall. The development is likely part of the company’s plans for a new film production facility in Astoria. Wildflower closed on a 5.25-acre waterfront parcel in the borough in February for about $71.6 million.8. 59-19 Maurice Avenue, QueensHome Depot filed plans for a new store in Maspeth spanning about 134,000 square feet. It will stand six stories and 64 feet tall. The ground floor will feature a loading berth, office space and warehouse space, while the second through sixth floors will be for warehouse space, according to PincusCo. Home Depot purchased the site from Coca-Cola in 2017 for $63 million.9. 581 Austin Place, The BronxSNL Storage filed plans for a roughly 110,000-square-foot storage facility in Longwood. The project will stand seven stories and 89 feet tall.10. 1940 Turnbull Avenue, The BronxMay’s list closes out with another Bronx project from Joshua Siegel, who is planning a roughly 101,000-square-foot residential development in Unionport. The project will stand 14 stories and 145 feet tall, and it will include 154 residential units. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink
REC announces s$250m R&D and production expansion in SingaporeNorway’s REC Group to invest s$250 million in automation ramp up at its Singapore HQ, with a portion of those funds to be steered towards R&D via collaboration with Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore. March 24, 2016 Ian Clover Finance Markets Markets & Policy Share REC Group, the Norwegian clean energy developer, has announced that it will invest s$200 million in research and development (R&D), automation and a ramp up in production capacity at its solar headquarters in Singapore over the next three years. The firm will steer that investment towards automation and production capacity ramp up at its Singapore facility, and this will fully convert all 1.3 GW of RECs solar modules capacity in Singapore to TwinPeak production. An additional s$50 million is going towards solar R&D, with REC confirming today its R&D plans, outlined in its Research Innovation Enterprise (RIE) 2020 plan, and will include close collaboration with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). Emphasis at the Singapore R&D facility will be placed on PV module development. In terms of module and cell production, the Singapore fab has been running at full 1.3 GW capacity for the past year, and the company recently brought wafer and ingot production into the fold at the plant. With such a strong commitment to cleantech innovation, Singapore is the ideal location for REC to channel new innovations and push the boundaries for solar solutions. We are very excited to share our roadmap for advancements in solar energy production as we dedicate resources for research and development into our game-changing TwinPeak solar panels, said REC CEO Steve O’Neil. 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The pandemic has witnessed the most stringent home arrest in the history of mankind. But what is important here is that the education system sees a new opening. Education upgrades human knowledge and is an important transforming factor.And now it is taking the digital platform where it will witness a new kind of industrial setup. Although, I feel that I must refrain from calling education as an industry but the fact of the matter is that it has now turned into a very important sector and we witness the corporate style of management taking over the educational setups.Well, that is not my point of discussion today. What I wish to highlight is that the education sector would see a huge inflow of money for digital setup, preparation of course contents, training and upgrading the teachers, and critical setups such as examination and others.While we find that the number of students who can fit in an online class is much more than those who could be accommodated in the physical classrooms. The feedback would be instant which means that the teachers have to be on their toes to deliver the quality contents satisfactorily.Furthermore, the pressure on the students to shift to big cities and spend on rent and other expenses is likely to see a good decline. There will be an escape from peer pressure and the pollution apart from having an exposure to the digital resources with academic and valuable life skill contents.Of course, I find that there shall be no rainy-day breaks but it would also mean that there should be a break from rote learning. Let us hope to see the change in teaching pedagogy, to have redrafted curriculum, modified assessment models to test the understanding and applications of the knowledge and subject. Let us also assume to move ahead from literacy campaigns and focus on inducing moral values among the students, and to make them more empathetic human beings.The online education system would obviously give the hands-on to the students living in the digital era but using this platform to impart technical skills is necessary yet challenging due to lack of practical exposure.Keeping in sight the National Educational Policy, we are bound to see new protocols and reforms in academics. This very well calls for the very fact that nothing else in the world is constant and necessary but change. Having said so, it is crucial to understand that complaints and agonies would not help. The only respite is possible to adopt and adapt to the changing environment.Yes, the world is never going to be what it used to be in yesteryears and even what it was at the beginning of this year. So, we need to be speculative and resilient. When Darwin advocated the theory of survival of the fittest, he meant to say that one who adapts with the change actually survives. Rest becomes history.The same goes true with the lockdown scenario where the online mode of education became inevitable and now virtually has transformed as a mandate. The digital model of education is in a very nascent stage in India and we still are struggling to have an interactive curriculum. We are trying to ease the use of technology both for the teachers as well as the students. At the same time, we have to take care of the stress on mind and eyes that the child is likely to suffer from.Most of the times they are online either studying or playing games. This all is going to be challenging as it pushes them to boredom due to stringent study schedule. All studies and no plays, all the time on the digital gadget but no engagements with others, is exposing them to psychological issues.So, what is the solution?The schools have to plan and teach interactively and give co-curricular assignments. This would make them come out of the fixed schedule and impose disciplined learning too.The same holds true for the teachers who need to adapt to the new teaching methodology. At times, some of them are found adjusting their camera and whiteboard to teach while some are learning to share the slides and teach. Even the parents are seen to use the internet to learn and explore contents and tutorials for their hobbies.Learning is seeing a new shift and that is having only the front gears. No other option than to focus and adapt to the new paradigm at the earliest. We need to survive to excel, isn’t it!
Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. An Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)-affected premises has been identified in the province of Alberta.On Feb. 6, 2019, a positive EIA result was confirmed by the CFIA’s national reference laboratory for a horse located on a premises in Red Deer County, AB. The horse had been sampled by the CFIA to comply with export conditions and no clinical signs of the disease were reported at the time of sampling.A CFIA investigation is underway and as per program policy, a quarantine has been placed on the infected animal and its on-premises contact animals. Initial reports indicate that there are several equines on the premises. The quarantine will remain until all disease response activities have been completed, including follow-up testing and ordering the destruction of positive cases.Trace-out activities may require the CFIA to undertake actions at additional premises as outlined in the current program policy.More details on EIA may be found on the CFIA website. Tags: Equine Infectious Anemia, EIA, Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.
ABC News/KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — Five children are in big trouble after leading police on a short chase in a stolen truck and then crashing it into two other cars, leaving an elderly woman seriously injured. The incident occurred on Monday at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Houston, Texas when an off-duty police officer caught a strange sight on W. Sam Houston Parkway Beltway, according to ABC News’ Houston station KTRK-TV. “I was just going picking up my daughter from daycare, and as I looked over my right shoulder and saw these kids in a truck,” said off-duty Houston Police Department officer Dekendrick Spears. “The driver noticed and he looked shocked … he slowed down to about 10, maybe 15 MPH on the beltway which I thought was odd.”The driver? A 14-year-old boy. The passengers? Four other juveniles aged 11 and 13. Spears immediately called in the plates and discovered that the vehicle was stolen and proceeded to follow the car in his personal vehicle until support patrol units could catch up. “When you mix young kids and cars, you rarely have good outcomes,” Chief of Vehicular Crimes Division Sean Teare told KTRK. And it didn’t.When the 14-year-old driver caught sight of the incoming police officers he decided to speed through a residential neighborhood as well as a stop sign. Only moments later, the vehicle with the five kids in it struck a Lexus driven by an older woman followed by a Tundra truck with a fourth grader and his mother inside. Caleb Nunez, a fourth grader, and his mother were in the first vehicle that was hit and told KTRK about what he saw.“We were driving there. Then, the car stops, a sudden jerk, and we’re spinning around uncontrollably,” Caleb said. “Then I saw a police officer running after the guys in the truck.” Said Caleb’s mother: “He t-boned us straight on, probably at about 60 MPH, spun the Toyota Tundra and we landed on the opposite side of the street … We are just thanking the Lord that it wasn’t any worse for us.” Police quickly caught the 14-year-old driver and the four other passengers and all of them were sent to hospitals and checked out.The elderly woman in the Lexus was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Teare said the 14-year-old driver is expected to be charged with two felony charges of aggravated assault and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. “Having a 10-year-old myself,” said one neighbor. “That kind of makes it pretty real.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The University of Lynchburg has an immediate opening for thefull-time position of Advancement Specialist in theAdvancement Office. This position is responsible for maintainingreports, queries, exports in conjunction with the Director ofAdvancement Services. This individual is responsible for workingwith the Director of Advancement Services to ensure that allstudent, parent, and alumni information is correctly imported intothe database in a timely manner. In addition, this positionis responsible for ensuring that best practices in data securityare understood and followed by all users of advancement softwareboth within and outside the department as defined by CASEguidelines. The suitable candidate must be able to meet deadlines, balancemultiple projects, be detail-oriented, have good grammar andwriting skills, and strong analytical skills. Prior database orfundraising software experience is preferred (specific to Raiser’sEdge or Blackbaud). Duties include updating existing donor records, maintainingqueries, reports, and data exports; producing quality mailing listsfor general and individual solicitation; and importing new student,parent, and alumni information as needed. College degree ortraining and work experience at a level that equates to an advanceddegree required. To apply, please submit a University application form, alongwith names of 3 business references, addressed to: Human Resources,University of Lynchburg, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501. FAX: 434.544.8140 or email: [email protected] The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity,equity, and inclusion. The University of Lynchburg strives for adiverse and inclusive community; under-represented groups areencouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidateswith experience working with a multicultural and diverse studentbody.
* Please provide the name of the employer and the dates ofemployment where you gained this experience. Please note that thisinformation must be verified on an NIU application and/orresume.(Open Ended Question)* Please rate your level of specific work experience assistinglower level designers with design and technical solutions or withfinding outside resources; assisting educating clients on allaspects of publication such as design, print, and marketing.Work experience not directly related to the job functiondescribed.Work experience at a minimum level of competency relevant tothe job function described, requiring some assistance andguidance.Work experience at a high level of competency relevant to thejob function described, performed independently. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates ofemployment where you gained this experience. Please note that thisinformation must be verified on an NIU application and/orresume.(Open Ended Question)* Please rate your level of specific work experience training,mentoring and /or supervising student workers; assisting in theinterviewing and hiring process for all lower level graphicdesigners; assisting supervisor in preparing performance reviewsfor all lower level employees.Work experience not directly related to the job functiondescribed.Work experience at a minimum level of competency relevant tothe job function described, requiring some assistance andguidance.Work experience at a high level of competency relevant to thejob function described, performed independently. * What is the highest level of education attained?GEDHigh School DiplomaAssociates DegreeBachelors DegreeMasters DegreePHD Primary FunctionThe individual in this position plays a key role in the NorthernIllinois University Foundation’s efforts to aid and enhance allcommunication materials for the Foundation and its AlumniAssociation ( NIUAA ) communications team.Duties and Responsibilities (generally)The individual in this position plays a key role in theFoundation’s and NIUAA efforts to aid and enhance all communicationmaterials from the Foundation’s and NIUAA communicationsteam.Minimum Required Qualifications for this position1. Any one or any combination that equals thirty-six (36) monthsfrom the categories below:(a) credit for progressively more advanced college or art-schoolcourse work that would lead to a major in graphic/visual artscommunication and/or design· 60 semester hours equals 12 months· 90 semester hours equals 24 months· 120 semester hours or a Bachelor’s Degree equals 36 months(b) work experience and/or on-the-job training that provided aknowledge of progressively more advanced, generally acceptedprinciples, theories, practices, and methods used in graphicdesigns and their applications to visual communications problemsthat are/is comparable to the training provided in the programssuch as graphic/visual arts communication and/or design(A Master’s Degree in visual design, with emphasis in visual artscommunication or a closely related field, meets the requirements ofMinimum Acceptable Qualification #1)2. Twenty-Four (24) months of graphic design experience comparableto that performed at the Graphic Designer Associate level of thisseries.Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)1. Demonstrated professional work experience in graphic design witha focus on digital communications.Education and Experience Preferred1. Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, computer graphic design,communication, marketing, or a related field.2. One (1) year of experience with graphic design work for analumni association or nonprofit fundraising organization.List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to theperformance of this position.1. Deep, personal commitment to diversity in all forms, therecognition of all individuals to mutual respect, and theacceptance of others without biases. Demonstrable commitment toleading by example, modeling diversity, equity and inclusionthroughout the university.2. Demonstrably strong work ethic and entrepreneurial mentality. Ahigh-level of integrity, focus and commitment to achieve ambitiousgoals is essential.3. Knowledge of advanced drawing, art history, psychology ofcolors.4. Knowledge of advanced photographic techniques. Ability toarrange setup and take pictures.5. Ability to perform difficult technical procedures such asdesigning and preparing finalproduction ready graphics.6. Ability to develop cost estimates and project objectives.7. Exemplary track record of professionalism, maturity anddiscretion in the handling of confidential and highly sensitiveinformation.8. Excellent verbal and written skills.9. Must be a self-starter with a high level of productivity andaccuracy. Produce work that is thoroughly checked and free oferrors.10. Outstanding skills in collaboration, customer service, andorganization.11. A willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends isexpected.12. Exceptional interpersonal skills, as well asorganizational.13. High level of proficiency in general office software andexperience working with multimedia software, preferably the AdobeCreative Suite, is expected.14. Extensive knowledge of all Microsoft products, including Word,Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneDrive, and O365.15. Ability to establish priorities, utilize good judgment underpressure, and flexible to handle last minute and unexpectedassignments.16. Function independently with good judgment and initiative.17. Exhibit a keen eye for detail. Produce work that is thoroughlychecked and free of errors. High quality mindset with the goal ofexcellence with positive and can-do perspective.Working Hours8:00-4:30 M-FMinimum Pay Rate (Hourly or Monthly)$20.51/hourHiring Rate InformationActual hiring rate is commensurate with experience, education, andinternal equity; position includes a robust benefits package toeligible applicants.Posting Date04/15/2021Closing Date05/16/2021Priority Review DateSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsFully complete the Education and Work History sections of theapplication. Be specific on your entire work history,including employment dates and duties for all positionsheld. Applicable part-time work experience will be consideredtoward qualifying for this position, however, it will be convertedto a full-time equivalency to determine combined length ofexperience.If you have education and/or training in excess of what isrequired, we encourage you to upload your unofficialtranscripts.After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewedto determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for theclassification, including any specialty factors associated withthis particular position.Please monitor your e-mail for further information regardingyour application. Emails will be generated from [email protected] [email protected] . Please add these emails to youraddress book to ensure timely delivery of any futurecommunication.We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in youronline profile be personal use, not professional/work information:personal email address, home address, and phone numbers. 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ShareTweetShareShareEmail Strong Russia on Koksharov’s debut Click to comment Related Items:Men’s EHF EURO 2024, Russian handball Russia put Poland 11 goals behind Chekhovskie Medvedi still unbeatable in Russia – “Bears” win Super Cup 2018! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe hosts of the Women’s EHF EURO 2024 be named at the congress of the European Handball Federation, which will be held on January 25 in Stockholm. Let’s recall that there are three competing applications: in addition to Russia, the cooperating Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, as well as Hungary, Switzerland and Austria, claim the right to host the tournament.If the Russians succeed, the EC-2024 matches will be held in four cities of the country: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don and Astrakhan.How did the bidding campaign go, are there pitfalls and what is the Russian side preparing for the final battle? For details, we contacted Olga Bugaenko, Director for Development of the Russian Handball Federation:– The work on the application took a long time. It all started with the preparation of the necessary documentation in August of last year, after which two EHF commissions we held.Its representatives visited all cities claiming the right to host matches of the tournament, carefully examined the infrastructure. Now we are putting the finishing touches, preparing to submit the Russian application in Stockholm.– One of the touches was the slogan of the tournament?– This is one of the requirements for the application: to express in one phrase how we see our championship. The phrase “IN YOUR HANDS!” was chosen.– What did you want to say by this to the handball Europe?– Nothing is impossible when you strive for a dream. If you do your job, then everything will work out. This thought goes through our application with a red thread.The tournament, if Russia gets the right to host it, will become a serious motivation for young handball players who are now training and believe that someday they will become champions.I add that for the final presentation we are preparing several surprises.– The removal of Russia from the largest international competitions, initiated by the World Anti-Doping Agency, did not affect the Russian application?– The European Championships were not included in the list of ‘main tournaments’, therefore we were not informed of any restrictions, at least officially. Therefore, we work in the same mode in which we started the campaign.– Have competitors’ applications been studied?– In a minimum amount: only what is posted publicly on the EHF official website.– Based on the available data, can we identify our strengths?– First of all, the fact that the application contains only one country rich in historical and cultural traditions. I think over the years we have managed to prove to the world that to compete in our country is interesting and not at all scary.I hope everything works out and fans from different countries will be able to come to us. Maybe they will be able to discover Russia from a new perspective.– The country is one, but the distances are impressive…– This is true. But in the application, we emphasized that the transport connection between the cities was excellent, not a single flight would take more than three hours. There are regular flights, and we can arrange charter transportation.By the way, inspectors liked the Sapsan train running between Moscow and St. Petersburg, they rode it with pleasure.– By what criteria were the cities included in the application selected?– Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar, which were initially included in the list, were selected as large handball centers, and Moscow and St. Petersburg were included in the application not only because of their status: considerable experience has been accumulated in hosting the largest international forums. In addition, these cities are attractive for tourists.Unfortunately, according to the results of the first inspection, representatives of the European Federation did not approve of holding the tournament in Krasnodar. We had to make changes. On the other hand, Astrakhan declared instead of it was also on the preliminary list, but then we stopped at four cities, deciding not to inflate the application beyond the necessary.Four cities are the best option for holding a tournament and forming a grid of matches. Inspectors had no complaints about Astrakhan. They liked the arena and the people who work there: their burning eyes and the desire to accept the competition.– Questions also arose in Moscow…– More precisely, the questions were only about the arena in Krylatskoye. We found a replacement promptly – the Palace of Gymnastics of Irina Viner-Usmanova in the Luzhniki Stadium. It appealed in all respects.– Did the inspectors have other comments?– On the contrary, we received the most positive response. For our part, we made it clear that we are ready to hold the European Championship at the highest level and in strict accordance with all requirements.Note from FC. Continental handball championships in Russia have not yet been held, but the world forums – three times. In 2005, St. Petersburg hosted the women’s world championship, in 2015 in Yekaterinburg the youth world championship (U-19) took place, a year later a similar girl’s tournament (U-20) was held in the capital.– The experience gained by the federation in organizing large-scale handball competitions was included in the list of arguments?– Of course, all this is reflected in our application book. And not only this. Do not forget that Russia has hosted major world competitions in various sports, as well as the 2014 Winter Olympics.Our task was to show that the country is successfully coping with the most important competitions, and it does it perfectly.But the main thing, I repeat, was not this. The inspectors, of course, were interested in the arenas, but most of all they were interested in the people who work there.It is important for European officials that the teams are in a comfortable environment. Knowledge of English, professionalism and many other requirements for employees of sports complexes are required.– Infrastructure outside the halls was given equal attention?– Of course. They evaluated the availability of arenas, the presence of parking lots, and other logistic parameters. They looked at the hotels that we offered to accommodate teams and officials.They were interested in literally everything. Even the distances from the airports to hotels and how we plan to solve the problem of traffic jams.– What other nuances of the application entered the zone of intense interest?– Great importance is attached to marketing policy. The requirements regarding it are detailed to the smallest detail. The application had to indicate everything in detail. For example, what will be done to sell the maximum number of tickets. What entertainments are provided in arenas and in fan zones – all so that the fans are satisfied.Advertising policy is equally important. Tournament announcements, various events preceding the European Championship. By the way, they must happen not only in Russia. Tournament mascot tour and stuff like that.Such a number of details only pleases. There is a complete understanding of what needs to be done and how.– The teams will be provided with comfort, there is no doubt about that. What about the fans?– We plan to invite world travel companies to create a special offer for fans who want to visit the European Championship. We saw something similar at the world forum in Germany. I hope the idea can be implemented.Such a tour should include tickets for matches, flights, accommodation, city tours. Maybe visiting theaters, museums. Everything should be thought out as much as possible so that the fan does not know any worries.In any case, we count on the maximum number of guests.– You mentioned fan zones.– They will be mandatory, this is one of the requirements of the European Federation. I’m not sure that the events will be held outdoors as the tournament is scheduled for the end of the year when it is cold.But in all the host cities there will be places where you can watch matches, participate in contests, and get an autograph from a famous athlete.Master classes for young handball players are planned without fail. The opportunity to chat with idols, take pictures – all this will give children motivation for training.– The costs of the tournament will fall on the shoulders of the Russian Handball Federation?– The regional authorities sent letters to our address in which they express support and readiness in every possible way to support the federation, including financially. Costs are likely to be divided in proportion to the number of matches scheduled in a city.– Matches are already distributed?– It is assumed that all four cities will host the preliminary stage games. The matches of the main round will be held in two capitals. Well, and the final weekend will be held in Moscow. We hope that there will be a full house at the ‘VTB Arena’ in the days of decisive games.– What about the readiness of the arenas?– Modernization will be required almost everywhere. For example, the gymnastics palace of Irina Viner-Usmanova was opened only six months ago, and they never played handball there. This creates certain difficulties.Handball games have been held at the ‘Sibur Arena’ in St. Petersburg more than once, always – ideally in terms of organization. We know what to expect from those halls where handball is regularly played. But you still have to work to bring everything in line with the regulations.In Rostov-on-Don, there is a plan to build a new arena. This will benefit both the city and the local club.– Will they make it in time?– We are counting on this. We were given guarantees, so we hope that the arena will appear on time.– In your opinion, are the chances of getting the European Championship real?– It is difficult to imagine how the representatives of national federations will vote. We did everything we can to succeed and hope for the best.Photo: rushandball.ru.Author: Sergey Makarov Recommended for you
Almost exactly four years after its high-profile launch of Megabus Gold, Stagecoach has announced that the genuinely groundbreaking service is to cease on 21 May.The lower deck seats 17, converting into 10 berths, and the upper deck 38, converting into 32 berthsIn a statement it says: “While our sleepercoach services have proved popular with a loyal core base of customers, unfortunately the overall level of demand has been below the level required for us to be able to continue the routes.“Despite our efforts, it has not been possible to develop a sustainable customer base to ensure the longer term financial viability of the services.“The long-distance travel market is extremely competitive, and we have faced strong competition from low-cost airlines, rail services and the private car benefitting from low fuel prices.”The pilot service, using converted Volvo B10M artic-coaches, started in 2011 under the Megabus brand. The arrival of 10 new Van Hool TDX29 14.7m tri-axles in April 2013 – each costing £500,000 – was followed by three more as the routes expanded.Three sleepercoach coach routes from London to Glasgow-Aviemore-Inverness; Edinburgh-Ferrytoll-Dunfermline-Falkirk and Cumbernauld-Perth-Dundee-Aberdeen run each way overnight. During the day the coaches are used on luxury Megabus Gold routes in Scotland.At the launch, the project was said to be the realisation of a 30-year ambition for then CEO Brian SouterThe lower deck seats 17, converting into 10 berths, and the upper deck 38, converting into 32 berths.At the launch, Stagecoach said the break-even point was 40 berths.Now, 10 of the vehicles are used on Megabus Gold, based at Cumbernauld, the other three are driver trainers at Rugby, Cwmbran and Cumbernauld. Stagecoach says it is “looking at options regarding the vehicles.”At the launch, the project was said to be the realisation of a 30-year ambition for then CEO Brian Souter, and had to overcome many technical hurdles. Average yields were expected to be £40; four years on, prices have changed little – single tickets can easily be had for £29.
THE French finance ministry has ruled out the possibility of providing a third rescue subsidy to Crédit Lyonnais, consequently avoiding a clash with the Commission. After Crédit Lyonnais reported a tiny 2-million-ecu profit in 1995, well below its forecast, pressure started to grow on the government to inject further capital. Coming on top of last year’s 21-billion-ecu bad asset write-off, this would have run into severe problems with the Commission.THE Commissionhas begun an inquiry into the 21-billion-ecu merger between Swiss pharmaceutical companies Sandoz and Ciba-Geigy. The venture will create the world’s second largest drugs company, to be renamed Novartis. Even though it will only account for 4.4% of world market share, the Commission is entitled to investigate the effects of the merger in national product markets. It must decide after a month whether to extend and deepen the inquiry or clear the merger.THE EU has imposed anti-dumping duties of 38-59% on imported iron and steel pipe fittings from China, Croatia and Thailand. For Chinese products, the rate will be 59%, 38% for Croatia and 59% for Thai fittings. Undertakings given by Croatia’s Zeljezara Sisak and Thailand’s Awaji Sangyo, Thai Benkan and TTU Industrial Corp meant they were excluded from the ruling. THE Commission has cleared the seeds joint venture between UK drugs company Zeneca and Cooperatie Suiker Unie of the Netherlands. The merger will combine the companies’ breeding, bioscience and commercial production resources and will face stiff competition from other major firms, allowing the venture to be cleared. Similarly, the Commission cleared the acquisition by Robert Bosch GmbH of the hydraulics brakes business of Allied Signals Inc.