On the job in Los Alamos is Adelia Bowers, fuel leader at Smith’s Fuel Center sanitizing gas pumps Friday at Knecht and Trinity Drive. Courtesy photo
SPAIN: Under its 2009-15 investment programme for the Madrid suburban network, the Ministry of Development has awarded study and design contracts worth a total of €22m. Prorail Ingenieros Civiles is to design the Humanes – Illescas extension of route C5, including track doubling, electrification and two stations, while Técnicas Reunidas is to study options from the southern terminus of route C4 at Parla to Torrejón de Velasco.A contract to develop options for a line from Alcobendas-San Sebastián de los Reyes to San Augustín del Guadalix has been awarded to Investigación y Control de Calidad and Geoconsult España. Alcobendas is one of the northern termini of route C4, and the extension would add five stations. Under the ministry’s programme for Barcelona, ETT has a €13m contract to select an option for a 106 km orbital outer suburban route connecting Vilanova i la Geltrú with Mataró. This has been costed at €316bn, including 55 km of new construction on the Vilanova i La Geltrú – Vilafranca del Penedès, Martorell – Terrassa, Sabadell Sud – Santa Perpètua de Mogoda and Granollers – Mataró sections. Consultation is underway on a 222 km route between Platja de Castelldefels and the University of Barcelona, serving 11 stations and running underground for 184 km. In Sevilla, the southern terminus of RENFE route C1 has been extended from Utera to Lebrija, with one intermediate stop at Las Cabezas de San Juan. New stations have been brought into use at Aeropuerto and Guadalhoce on route C1 in Málaga, rebuilt under a €193m package of works involving the construction of a new double-track alignment running for 29 km in tunnel.
Victoria Kings made light work of Berbice unit Cougars 4-1, when the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Elite League resumed on Saturday at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora. Nikosie Denny bagged a double in the lopsided clash with goals in the eighth and 57th minute. He was aided by Aubrey Gibson and Randolph Gardner, who scored in the 16th and 90th minute respectively.For the loser, Danny Johnson found the back of the net in the 34th minute. With the win, Victoria Kings move into the third spot on 19 points.On the other hand, it was the eighth loss for the Cougars unit who remain in ninth place on six points.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – India’s 2011 World Cup-winning batsman Suresh Raina has called on the country’s cricket board (BCCI) to lift its ban on players participating in overseas Twenty20 leagues. The BCCI does not allow active players to sign for franchise-based leagues outside the country in a bid to protect the prestige of its own Indian Premier League (IPL), which attracts many of the world’s top cricketers.Raina said there were many active Indian players left on the sidelines of the lucrative annual T20 tournament who were also being denied the chance to play abroad.“I hope the BCCI can get together with the ICC (International Cricket Council) or with franchises and allow players who don’t have BCCI contracts to play in overseas leagues,” Raina said during an Instagram chat with his former India team-mate Irfan Pathan. “I feel there are a lot of players, including Yusuf (Pathan), myself, Robin Uthappa – a lot of quality players who can go overseas and learn a lot, no matter which league it is.”Once considered an automatic selection for India’s limited-overs sides, Raina played 226 one-dayers and 78 T20 internationals but has not worn the blue jersey since July 2018.An aggressive left-handed batsman and a part-time off-spinner, Raina is also known for his electric fielding and was part of the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side that won the 50-overs World Cup at home in 2011. The 33-year-old is also a key member of Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings side in the IPL, which has seen its 2020 season postponed indefinitely due the novel coronavirus outbreak.“We aren’t in the BCCI contracts list, some of us don’t have IPL contracts, we aren’t playing international cricket, and the competition in domestic cricket isn’t what it is at the international level,” Raina said.“If we can get three months of quality cricket, whether it’s the CPL (Caribbean Premier League) or the Big Bash (League) or any league, it can help us stay ready. Players from other countries are able to play in these leagues, and a lot of them have made international comebacks after doing well in them. “We play the IPL, but if these people (BCCI selectors) have a pool of 40-50 players, they think those outside it aren’t good enough or are past it, and neglect them. We don’t have a Plan B.“If we go overseas and perform, our cricket will improve and we’ll get to learn a lot.”
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