FRANCE: Leasing company Alpha Trains Group is targeting the emerging French passenger rolling stock leasing market with the formation of a French subsidiary. ‘France is a new and important market for us, which we are relying on to replicate our success in Germany and become the ideal partner of the regions to facilitate opening up to competition’, said group CEO Shaun Mills on May 3.Alpha Trains France will be headed by Country Director Vincent Pouyet, who was previously Sales Director at Bombardier. ‘We wish to convince the regions that train leasing is a simple, effective solution which makes it possible to guarantee the best price:service ratio’, explained Pouyet. ‘Alpha Trains ensures transparent management of the fleet by taking on the technical and financial risks. Our solution gives budgetary control back to the regions, allowing them to concentrate on their main task, namely thinking of the development of transport in their area.’Alpha Trains has around 110 employees from 11 countries at its offices in Luxembourg, Antwerpen, Köln, Madrid and Paris. It currently leases 370 locomotives and 435 multiple-units to various operators including Transdev and Keolis which are its largest clients in Germany.
Kirilenko’s re-election as president of the Russian Basketball Federation (KBF) was not unanimous. Eduard Sandler, a 38-year-old Russian basketball coach and functionary, had also applied. 16 KBF members voted for Sandler, but Kirilenko received 104 votes.Kirilenko became president of KBF immediately after the end of his player career. As a basketball player, he achieved several successes with the Russian national team (European champion, OS bronze medalist), as well as spent a long career in the National Basketball Association.“Thank you for your trust,” Kirilenko said in his address. “It is very important that the majority of members believe in the path we chose a few years ago. It is clear that there are still many problems for which there is no easy solution. Purposeful and systematic work is needed. Lots of plans, lots of work. Finally, big companies are starting to show interest in the federation and our work. Three years ago, we still had a number of scandals, but now I am glad that it is a thing of the past. ”Resources used:https://www.championat.com/basketba…
Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti insists Mauro Icardi is ‘very happy’ at the San Siro.The striker has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past, as well as the Gunners’ London rivals Chelsea.More recently, Real Madrid have been tracking the Argentina international ahead of the January transfer window after watching him bag 16 Serie A goals so far this term.But Zanetti, who is now the vice-president at Inter after a glittering playing career with the club, is adamant Icardi is settled where he is.“I’m very happy for Mauro,” Zanetti told Italian television show Tiki Taka.“Mauro and his family are very happy here in Milan. He cares a lot about the [captain’s] armband and wants to embark on a beautiful journey with us.“I’ve known him for a long time, he joined Inter at very young age but has always behaved like a great professional.“Now he’s showing his value, both on and off the pitch, the fans are happy and we hope he can stay with us for as long as possible.” Mauro Icardi is ‘very happy’ at the San Siro 1
Minister for Education Joe McHugh has today announced an extension of the Leaving Certificate schedule in a move designed to ease pressure on students.Two additional days are to be added to the written Leaving Cert examination timetable from June 2019.The additional days will allow for new scheduling options for examinations, which are intended to minimise clashes for students and promote the wellbeing of students sitting exams. The Leaving Certificate summer exam timetable has traditionally been for a 13-day period, starting on the Wednesday after the June bank holiday.The addition of two more days brings the total examination period to 15 days, with the final date for examination in 2019 being Tuesday, 25 June.The chance was announced by Minister McHugh during a visit to Our Lady of Mercy, Drimnagh, Dublin.Mr McHugh said: “I am delighted to be able to announce the revision to the Leaving Certificate timetable from next June. “The State Examinations Commission has worked to determine what examinations should be moved from their traditional day in order to give students the best chance in their exams.“I am confident that the small number of students who may have to sit three examinations in a single day will be significantly reduced as a result of these changes.“The change is about trying to ease pressure. From talking to Leaving Cert students I hear how the exams play on their minds and any changes that we can make to ease that are really welcome.“The State Examinations Commission will also continue to be mindful of changes in students’ subject choices and how the exams and the timetable should be set to minimise clashes and limit unnecessary stress.”The State Examinations Commission has published the Leaving Certificate timetable for 2019 which is available here: https://www.examinations.ie/?l=en&mc=ex&sc=tt Minister McHugh adds two extra days to Leaving Cert timetable was last modified: December 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Leaving certMinister Joe McHugh
Stratford plays regional final at Marathon on Saturday nightBy Steve PilzSports ReporterSTRATFORD — The Stratford girls basketball team overcame a few shooting woes Friday night, including some trouble at the free throw line.It all worked out in the end as the Tigers shook off a halftime tie and cruised to a 55-41 win over the Crandon Cardinals in a WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal at Stratford High School.Stratford had beaten the stubborn Cards in overtime at the Lakeland Holiday tournament in late December, so Tigers coach Tammie Christopherson was not completely surprised by the first half.“We played Crandon over Christmas, and we won in overtime,” Christopherson said. “We knew we’d have a game on our hands. Erdmann (Amira) is a pretty amazing player for them. Sammy Griesbach guarded the heck out of her. Sammy got her to the point where she didn’t know where to go.“We picked up some early fouls, and that hurt us. I played some kids up from the JV and told them to just maintain, and we did that. Despite our free throw trouble, we managed to make enough in the second half, keep our defense tight, and run the offense.”It was definitely a good thing the Tigers made some second-half free throws because they were 0-for-7 in the first half and just 9-for-39 from the field. They squandered an early 10-point lead and went to the half tied at 21-21.Macie Frueh had 11 points in the first half, including three 3-pointers, while Griesbach chipped in with six.One wild card the Tigers had up their sleeve showed up again in the second half in the person of Chelsey Gliniecki. Gliniecki made 5 of 10 free throws in the second half after missing all four of her attempts in the first 16 minutes, but her play around the basket was key. She made 3 of 6 shots and cleared the boards 11 times, including nine offensive rebounds.“Gliniecki had the game of her sophomore season,” Christopherson said. “She played really well.”As the Tigers steadily pulled away, Crandon began to run out of players as three Cardinals fouled out late. The Tigers righted the ship a bit at the foul line, cashing in on 13 of 28 free throws in the second half.Stratford has not had much luck this season with Saturday’s opponent. Top-seed Marathon (20-3), the Marawood South tri-champion, beat the Tigers by 20 in January and by 28 about a month later. The Tigers will play at Marathon in a regional final at 7 p.m.“Marathon is the best team we’ve played this year,” Christopherson said. “We played Assumption and Auburndale tough, but I told the girls that we can be a Cinderella story. The pressure’s on them, not us.”Tigers 55, Cardinals 41Crandon 21 20 – 41Stratford 21 34 – 55CRANDON (41): Alexa Neilitz 3-10 4-9 9, Sarah Kalkofen 1-5 1-2 4, Erin Howerton 1-2 0-3 2, Katelynn Houle 1-1 0-0 2, Amira Erdmann 5-14 1-2 12, Kayla Littleton 1-5 2-5 4, Mikenzie Flannery 0-2 2-4 2, Anike Sulaimon 2-5 2-4 6. FG: 14-43. FT: 10-24. 3-pointers: 3-10. (Erdmann 1, Neilitz 1, Kalkofen 1). Rebounds 30 (Erdmann 8). Turnovers: 18. Fouls: 22. Fouled out: Whitney Conn, Neilitz, Howerton. Record: 18-6.STRATFORD (55): Savannah Schillinger 2-12 5-7 10, Sammy Griesbach 5-9 0-3 10, Macie Frueh 5-17 1-2 14, Chelsey Gliniecki 3-6 5-14 11, Kaylee Hollatz 3-4 0-0 6, Andie Zuelke 1-8 2-8 4, Blaire Lindner 0-1 0-0 0, Olivia Burrows 0-3 0-0 0. FG: 19-64 FT: 13-34. 3-pointers: 4-21 (Frueh 3, Schillinger 1). Rebounds: 32 (Gliniecki 11). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 19. Fouled out: none. Record: 17-6.
Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Groupon is one of the hottest tech companies out there right now; Forbes called it “the fastest growing company ever.” But Groupon is getting so big that it’s bound to make a few missteps, and it was hit by two doozies today. A photographer posted a completely fraudulent offer and a cafe owner wrote a scathing blog post about Groupon’s sales team, service and customers. Many were harmed, irked or otherwise inconvenienced by these slipups. But at least some were happy – Groupon’s competitors.A representative for Mobile Spinach, a free service that shares discounts with its members, reached out to us with a link to the blog post written by the owner of Posie’s Cafe in Portland, Ore. This business owner tried Groupon for the first time, but the deal ended up costing her money when she was overwhelmed with more than 1,000 bargain-seeking customers.“Entering into a deal with Groupon caused them serious financial problems – basically put them on the brink of bankruptcy,” Mobile Spinach’s rep said in an email. “Mobile Spinach is a mobile deal platform that is similar in nature to Groupon, but the owners actually used to be small business owners themselves, and they set up Mobile Spinach to make sure deals appeal to customers AND merchants, and that the merchants actually get real customers with lifetime value, not just deal jumpers.”Groupon’s bad news also came at a great time for LivingSocial, a site that features one deeply discounted deal per day to members, which becomes free for those who get three or more friends to buy. LivingSocial launched in 25 new markets today in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. Its family edition, featuring deals for family-friendly activities ilke zoos, is launching Monday.No doubt Mobile Spinach, LivingSocial and Groupon’s other competitors are enjoying some schadenfraude as commenters and the media pile onto Groupon, which is left trying to make nice with the cafe owner.What do you think – does Groupon’s bad press make you think twice about the golden coupon service? adrianne jeffries Tags:#advertising#marketing#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais The veteran national team playmaker sanm the game-clinching floater with 10.6 seconds to spare, securing the Philippines’ third win in four games.“That’s why we have Jayson,” said coach Chot Reyes. “That’s why we made sure Jayson is in this lineup.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingCastro missed the Australia game last Thursday due to an ankle sprain, but made sure everyone remembered why he was named the best point guard in Asia twice.He saved his best for last and came alive in the second half, where he scored all of his eight points and none bigger than the game-sealing baskets in the waning seconds. Reyes said the risk of missing Castro in the last game against Australia paid off with this superb showing in the clutch.“We rested him the last game to make sure he was ready for tonight because he’s our premier closer,” the mentor said. “And he came through tonight.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn the end, Gilas Pilipinas knew where to go when it mattered the most.Jayson Castro once again saved the day for Gilas Pilipinas in a 89-84 victory over Japan Sunday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Castro returns, rescues Gilas Pilipinas in close win over Japan