SWEDEN: In a report commissioned by the government, infrastructure manager Trafikverket has recommended that planning for a Y-shaped high speed network linking Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö should continue because the extra capacity is needed.The study found that currently approved projects including the 150 km Ostlänken high speed line between Järna and Norrköping and the Mölnlycke – Bollebygd double-tracking will not meet future capacity needs. Enhancements between Göteborg and Borås will not benefit the busy Göteborg – Stockholm corridor until a high speed line between Borås, Nässjö and Linköping is built, and a high speed line to Malmö is needed to make the most of the Øresund and Fehmarn links. The study outlines options on how to phase the work. The first proposal aims to minimise delivery time, with work on different stages to start as soon as planning is finished. A second strategy would separate the project into phases. The initial focus could be on either the Stockholm – Göteborg or Stockholm – Malmö corridors, or on the most congested areas. The options would have the same cost, but different cash flows. Funding options include private finance. Revenue from train operations on the proposed network is estimated at SKr12·9bn in 2030, and Trafikverket argues that an access charge of between 23% and 30% of revenue could sustainably fund 20% to 40% of the SKr140bn investment. This would increase financing costs, but could incentivise efficiency gains through a potential public-private partnership.
On Senior Day at Avon Lake the Shoremen Boys Soccer team earned a 5-1 win over visiting Cleveland Heights on the strength of goals from 5 different seniors.After a touching ceremony where the Shoremen’s 10 seniors and their parents were recognized and offered statements of thanks to each other, Avon Lake got off to a great early start. Junior Drew DelGiudice, the lone junior in the starting lineup, danced around a defender near the right end line before playing a tidy pass into the box that senior Charlie Krause roofed to make it 1-0.Avon Lake would have several more chances in the next 20 minutes, but could not steer any of them home to pad the early advantage. In the 11th minute senior Cam Salco timed a nice run behind the Tigers back line and was fed a pass by DelGiudice, but his initial shot was blocked and his follow up attempt then went wide.A minute later senior Andrew Jacobson made one of his trademark runs up the field from center back and DelGiudice played him through on the right side of the box, but his low hard shot barely missed wide to the left.In the 21st minute DelGiudice again played a nice through ball, this time on the left to senior Kristof Nieschwitz, but his shot also went wide left.The Tigers pulled one back in the 27th minute after their center mid picked up a ball central and found time and space to shoot from distance. His strike eluded senior keeper Dino Pietromica and tucked in the corner to even the score at 1 all.A couple of minutes later Avon Lake had another great opportunity after senior Edison Lemanowicz did a header flick into space that Nieschwitz ran on to and dribbled toward the end line. He then hit a cross from the left but the Heights goalie made a sprawling save to corral the cross before it could be turned home.The Shoremen took the lead for good in the 30th minute after Lemanowicz dribbled through the Tigers box before laying a pass off for Salco to slam home to make it 2-1.Then in the 33rd minute Salco almost repaid the favor after he found Lemanowicz in the box but another great save from the Tigers goalie thwarted his attempt.Lemanowicz would tally in the final minute of the first half, off a feed from DelGiudice, who played a ball on the right side that Lemanowicz got to and then held off his defender before calmly slotting his shot home to make it 3-1 Shoremen.The second half started similarly as Lemanowicz got behind the Tigers defense off a long header by senior Michael Mandel, but he was taken down just outside the box as he loaded up to shoot. The referee played advantage as the ball rolled to Salco on the right side of the box, but his shot sailed over.In the 50th minute Nieschwitz got a ball in the left corner and sent in a beautiful cross to the back post where Mandel was waiting, and he chested it down and scored a left footed volley to make it 4-1 Shoremen.A minute later sophomore Zach Ramsey pushed a ball past his defender on the right flank and sent a ball into the box that senior Aidan Miller hit first time on net, but the Tigers goalie made a full extension save to keep it out.Pietromica game up big in the 59th minute after Cleveland Heights got a player in one on one, but he quickly came out and timed his slide to block the effort and keep it 4-1.Avon Lake’s final score would come in the 73rd minute after Nieschwitz intercepted a pass between Tigers defenders and dribbled into the 18 before laying a ball off that senior Colin Radca buried to make it 5-1.With the 5-1 victory the Shoremen finish the regular season with a record of 13-2-1, 7-1-1 SWC. It is believed to be the record for most regular season wins in school history.“Great way to end the regular season,” said head coach Pete Klepek. “We have 10 seniors and I’m happy we could highlight them and their parents today, and to earn a decisive win on top of that. Now it’s time to turn our attention to the postseason, we still have work to do.”Lemanowicz’s goal and assist give him a team leading 17 goals to go along with 6 assists. DelGiudice’s two assists improve his team leading total to 10, while Nieschwitz”s two assists were his first on the year. Radca’s goal was his first of the season, while Mandel bagged his second, Krause his third and Salco his fifth.The outstanding efforts of the Shoremen senior class has helped power Avon Lake on this historic run so far this season. Playoffs begin next week as the Shoremen will host the winner of 6 seed Westlake and 11 seed Lorain in the sectional final on October 20th at 7pm.In their final match of the season the JV Shoremen earned a nice 2-0 win over the Tigers. Goals were by sophomore Tyler Johnson and freshman Aidan Folds. JV finishes their year at 11-1-4.Story via Avon Lake VNN Vince McKee Related Topics
Challenger Katsushige Kawashima was sent to a technical knockout by WBC super flyweight champion Cristian Mijares on Wednesday, failing to regain the crown he lost to his Mexican opponent in a close decision in September last year.Mexico’s Cristian Mijares lands a punch to Katsushige Kawashima’s face during their WBC super flyweighttitle fight on Wednesday at Ariake Colosseum. Mijares retained his title with a 10th-round TKO. AP PHOTO Mijares connected for a devastating right and rained punches down on the challenger at will before the referee brought an end to the bout after 1 minute, 5 seconds of the 10th round in the second featured title match of a doubleheader at Ariake Coliseum.Kawashima, who did an about-face after saying he would retire following his first loss to Mijares, was losing on the judges’ scorecards before Mijares finished him off in the decisive round.Mijares successfully retained his title for the second time, improving his record to 30 wins against three losses (11 knockouts) with two draws. Kawashima fell to 30-6 (20 KOs).Mijares was promoted from interim champ to the official champ last month after ex-reigning champ Masamori Tokuyama decided to return the title he held for six years.“Kawashima is a great warrior so I knew it would be a tough fight,” Mijares said. “I will do my best to defend my title and aim for the higher weight classes.”Kawashima and Mijares got into several heated exchanges early on — the Japanese fighter delivering powerful body shots while Mijares hit Kawashima with a number of hard uppercuts. But the damage was too great in the 10th after Kawashima slipped to the canvas on Mijares’ right and he never recovered.“I’ve finally been knocked out. I’m very disappointed,” Kawashima said. “I know that I hit him with several hard punches. After the eighth round, I thought that I could win. . . .” Earlier, WBA super featherweight champion Edwin Valero of Venezuela stopped Mexican Michael Lozada in the first round. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
Technology now allows us to live and work in a borderless world. A diverse workforce is more important than ever to increasing an organization’s capacity for innovation and maintaining a competitive advantage in this global marketplace.While most organizations recognize the need for and have taken serious steps to develop strategies that will help build diverse teams, many still struggle with creating a consistent pipeline of diverse talent—especially for technical jobs. In her SHRM blog post How Events Build Diverse Talent Pipelines, PowerToFly President and Co-Founder Katharine Zaleski writes:In order to hire diverse candidates, hiring managers need to go to where the diverse candidates are – you can’t expect them to come to you via job boards. Why? Because you can’t “post and pray” in a world where one Harvard study shows that men apply to jobs when they match 60 percent of the skills on a job description and women only apply when they meet 100 percent.With a delta that big, you need to convince diverse candidates that it’s worth their time to apply for your role!The best way to do that is through events where you can reach out to candidates and tell them what your company is doing to evolve, what it’s doing to become more inclusive and diverse, and most importantly what its leadership is doing to get on board with D+I [diversity and inclusion] work. Getting these candidates into a room, talking with them and showing them the steps your company is taking to become more inclusive is half the battle – following up with them is the second half.Regardless if you’re making hires the day after an event or looking to launch a new team six months down the line, keeping passive candidates “warm” is crucial to building out your diverse pipeline. Providing constructive feedback to candidates you’ve passed on and making connections on platforms like LinkedIn, or even via email, can make all of the difference when a candidate looks back on their experience with your company.”Increasing diverse talent pools will also enable organizations to make greater strides with gender diversity and gender-parity initiatives. International Women’s Day 2019 will be celebrated on March 8, and the campaign’s theme, #BalanceforBetter, calls for more gender-balanced leadership, inclusive and flexible cultures, and the rooting out of workplace bias. Organizations around the globe are planning events to not only inspire women, but to encourage more employers to create solutions that will foster greater gender parity in the workplace.How are you managing the development of a diverse workforce and future pool of talent for your organization?Please join @shrmnextchat March 6 for #Nextchat with special guest, president and co-founder of PowerToFly, Katharine Zaleski (@kzaleski). We’ll chat about how employers are boosting their diversity hiring to meet current and future needs. QUESTIONS:Q1. How is your organization measuring diversity and increasing the diversity of its applicant pool?Q2. Has your company tried hosting hiring events? What made them successful? What was unsuccessful?Q3. How can HR and recruiters use events to attract and network with candidates to create talent pools for current and future recruiting needs? Q4. Does your organization keep passive candidates “warm”? For how long? What are some tips for continuing the engagement?Q5. How can organizations ensure that gender-parity initiatives focus on outcomes instead of intentions?Q6. What is your organization doing to hire, develop and promote women? What specific pay-equity initiatives or programs have you created?Q7. How and where can women in technology—and in all industries—create and cultivate strong industry networks? What are some resources?If you missed this #Nextchat you can read the RECAP with all the tweets here. How to participate in an HR Twitter chat
After you’re done with all the gift giving this week, treat yourself to a show at the Blockley before it closes forever at the end of the year. The reggae-rock band Spiritual Rez will bring their big energy and fun spirit to fans who enjoy music that sound like the simultaneous meshings of Bob Marley and Matisyahu. Watch the band perform songs from their 2010 project Nexus, and their upcoming album Apocalypse Whenever, that’s set to be released February 15, and features mastering from legendary engineer Howie Weinberg, who has worked with major acts Beastie Boys, Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince. Secure your spot at this amazing show by grabbing your tickets here. Event Details Spiritual Rez At The Blockley When: Saturday, December 28, 8 p.m. Where: The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut Street Cost: $10 – $13 More Info: theblockley.com The Blockley
TagsTransfersAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: The winger Liverpool boss Klopp wanted ahead of Salahby Chris Beattie10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wanted to sign another winger ahead of Mohamed Salah last year, it has been revealed.The Times says Klopp originally wanted to sign Bayer Leverkusen youngster Julian Brandt ahead of Salah.Liverpool completed the signing of Salah last summer for around £36million from Serie A giants Roma.In his debut term he went on to score 44 goals in 52 appearances – and won a Puskas Award for his splendid effort against Everton.However, it has since been reported that Salah was not even Klopp’s preferred choice of target.Klopp was very keen on Bayer Leverkusen youngster Brandt. The Germany star has impressed over the past couple of seasons and has attracted the attention of several top European clubs.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton boss Hasenhüttl: Spurs defeat an opportunity missedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl was disappointed losing 2-1 at ten-man Tottenham on Saturday.Spurs went down to ten men after the dismissal of Serge Aurier in the 31st minute, shortly after taking the lead through Tanguy Ndombele, but Saints fought back to level things up through Danny Ings’s bizarre equaliser.The boss felt it was important his side got in at half time at 1-1, but instead Harry Kane struck the winning goal for the depleted hosts just before the interval.“It’s an opportunity missed – a big chance,” Hasenhüttl said. “We came back into the game but didn’t do enough to make Tottenham struggle.“After the equaliser, 1-1 and one more on the pitch, you must go in at half time and think about what you can change, but we missed this chance to go in with a good feeling, because we gave it away in a very easy way. We can defend it much better, and that kills you.“In the first 25 minutes of the second half, I think it was ok. We really played flexible and created scenes in the box, but the last 20 minutes after the subs was not what I expected it to be.
MONTREAL – Walmart Canada is backtracking on a controversial decision to withdraw from a program that provided work experience in its Quebec stores to people with disabilities or autism.The decision in March to pull out of the program run by local agencies in Quebec triggered intense criticism online and became a public relations nightmare for the U.S.-based retail giant.Some of the employees let go had been with the company for 20 years.A spokesperson for the company told The Canadian Press in an email Thursday it “confirms all former participants in the program who wish to return under the same conditions that were offered before are welcome to do so.”The retailer said it will co-ordinate with local agencies to reintegrate people with disabilities or autism into its workforce.Walmart Canada will “(work) with all these people, their families and local social service agencies to find new arrangements that will offer support to the participants,” including “hiring these people directly.”The company said its directive applies to all the stores in Quebec that had participated in the program but didn’t say how many outlets were involved.It is unclear how many people were initially let go from Walmart stores after the company decided to stop participating in the program.
The road was closed for some time as recovery crews cleaned up the site. CHETWYND, B.C. – There was a vehicle rollover on January 14 on the Jackfish Lake Road.As reported by Peace FM, at 11:30 a.m., on January 14, B.C. Ambulance Crew attended the scene nine kilometres from Chetwynd on the Jackfish Lake Road as a specially designed semi truck hauling pipe rolled and was in the ditch.The driver escaped serious injury and extrication with the jaws of life were not necessary.