Mens hockey Late goals provided momentum in Game One against Michigan

Ohio State players celebrate after a goal by junior forward Kevin Miller. Credit: Nick Clarkson | Lantern reporterGoals within the final minute of periods have the ability to build momentum, and Ohio State took advantage by netting two of them.On Friday night, the Buckeyes (17-8-6, 8-6-1-1) defeated the Michigan Wolverines (9-17-3, 2-11-2-2) by a score of 4-2. While the Wolverines took the early lead, it was a breakthrough by OSU senior forward David Gust that swung the momentum of the game in favor of the Buckeyes.An interference penalty late in the first period on Michigan defenseman Joseph Cecconi provided the first of the influential power play goals.Sophomore forward Dakota Joshua attacked the net with a powerful wrist shot that deflected off of Michigan goalie Jack Lafontaine. Simultaneously, Gust set himself up in front of goal to put in the rebound with a backhand shot with less than a second left in the first period.In the second period, a late power-play goal by senior forward Nick Schilkey increased the Buckeyes’ lead to two goals. Schilkey set himself up for a rebound similar to Gust and put the puck in net with six seconds left. His 24th goal of the season turned out to be the final tally in the game.Coaches preach to their players that the final two minutes of every period are the most crucial times in a game, and OSU’s Steve Rohlik reaffirmed that message.“It was a difference in the game,” he said. “You score with 0.1 and six seconds left, it’s a heartbreaker for the other team.”The momentum these types of goals create were evident in the flow of the game. Following Gust’s tally, the Buckeyes picked up two quick second-period goals from junior forward Kevin Miller.“Getting (Gust’s late goal) gets us back in the hockey game and you want to build off of late goals like that one,” Joshua said. “We most certainly did coming out and getting those two goals in the second period.”Miller did not focus on his two quick goals, but rather the momentum Gust’s goal had heading into the first break.“You see it all the time in hockey. If there’s a late goal in a period, it really has some momentum heading into the intermission,” said Miller.For the team, OSU will look to carry the momentum gained from Friday’s game into Saturday’s rematch with Michigan. Puck drop is at 5 p.m. for their final regular season matchup with the Wolverines. read more

Ohio State mens tennis team seeks 1st NCAA championship

The Ohio State men’s tennis team will begin NCAA Tournament action at home Friday. The Buckeyes are going into the tournament as the No. 4 seed, and they will look to bring home their first-ever national title. Sixty-four teams from around the nation were selected May 3 to be part of the 2011 NCAA Championship Tournament. The Buckeyes were one of 31 teams that automatically qualified for the tournament by winning their conference championship. OSU earned that bid May 1, when it clinched its sixth consecutive Big Ten Tournament title in Madison, Wis. OSU will begin the NCAA Tournament with home-field advantage. The team will host Notre Dame, East Tennessee State and Ball State for the first two rounds of the six-round tournament Friday and Saturday. “It’s always much easier to win at home than on the road,” said coach Ty Tucker of the advantage. OSU (30-2) opens the NCAA Tournament against Ball State (15-14). The last time the Buckeyes played the Cardinals was during the 1994–95 season. Overall, OSU is 9-3 against Ball State. “After two weeks off, you have to establish in the first round that you’re ready to play,” Tucker said of the Friday match. If the team advances past the first two rounds, the Buckeyes will travel to Stanford, Calif., to compete. “We need to focus on the first two rounds,” senior co-captain Balazs Novak said. The biggest competitors the Buckeyes could face throughout the tournament are Virginia and USC, Tucker said. OSU lost to Virginia once already this season, 4-1, in February. “There are a lot of good teams,” senior co-captain Matt Allare said. “Virginia hasn’t been beaten at all, and USC are the back-to-back champions.” The last time the Buckeyes made it to the NCAA Tournament finals was in 2009, when they fell to USC, the reigning national champion. “We’re No. 4 in the nation, but you look at other teams and they’re so good,” senior co-captain Shuhei Uzawa said. “We just need to give it everything we’ve got.” Despite the tough competition, OSU’s ultimate goal is to bring home the national title. “That’s one of the three or four goals every year,” Tucker said. “I think that has to be the goal.” Novak said winning the championship title would be a great achievement for the team and that it would mean everything. The first match in Columbus will be between Notre Dame and East Tennessee State at 10 a.m. Friday at the Stickney Tennis Center. read more

Football Terry McLaurin drafted by Washington Redskins in 2019 NFL Draft

Ohio State redshirt senior wide receiver Terry McLaurin (83) catches a pass in the first half of the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 1. Ohio State beat Northwestern 45-24. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThe second Ohio State wide receiver came off the board at the 2019 NFL Draft as Terry McLaurin was taken with the No. 76 overall pick to the Washington Redskins in the thirdround Friday.McLaurin pulled in a Big Ten second-most 11 touchdowns in 2018, along with 701 yards on just 35 receptions for team-high 20 yards-per-catch average.His 11 touchdowns this past season bring McLaurin to a career total of 19, which both rank No. 6 in program history for season and career receiving scores.McLaurin would go onto play in four victories over Michigan, three bowl game wins and assist in back-to-back Big Ten Championships in the past two seasons.The five-year receiver was a primary contributor to a Ohio State receiving core that assisted former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in setting new records for Big Ten passing yardage and touchdowns in a single-season, along with school records for yards and touchdowns through the air in a single game.From 2015 to 2018, McLaurin did not miss any of Ohio State’s 54 games, which displays a durability that should help him at the next level, along with the 4.35-second 40-yard dash time he posted at the NFL Combine. read more

Valverde hails unbelievable Messi after 400th La Liga goal

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi’s incredible statistics speak for themselves after he scored his 400th La Liga goalIn just 435 league games, Messi registered his 400th goal as Barcelona cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win over SD Eibar on Sunday with Luis Suarez netting the other two goals.“I think the figures speak for themselves,” Valverde told the club website.“We don’t know if anyone will ever get close to those statistics but he is unbelievable.”The victory at Camp Nou enabled Barcelona to maintain their lead in La Liga to five points from second-place Atletico Madrid after 19 games.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We have finished the first half of the season,” continued Valverde.“We wanted to maintain the advantage we had over the teams that are chasing us and we have done that.“The game was a tough one, like all the games against Eibar. They always put you under pressure high up the field.“At the end of the day we were able to get around that and we are happy because we have reached the halfway point of the league season top of the table, after having some tricky moments so far.”The Catalan giants will next face Levante in the second leg of their last-16 Copa del Rey tie on Thursday, where they hope to overturn their 2-1 deficit at home.last_img read more

School safety training to prevent and resolve active shooter situations

first_img Ed Lenderman Ed Lenderman, Posted: February 15, 2018 School safety training to prevent and resolve active shooter situations 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Ed Lenderman spoke with the person who oversees school safety for the County Office of Education.Bob Mueller is in-touch with every school district in the county. February 15, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Bob Mueller, County Office of Education FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Big Issues To Be Discussed At Tonights Meeting September 26

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington School Committee meets this Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7pm in the Large Instruction Room at Wilmington High School.There are some newsworthy items on the agenda, including:The School Committee will receive a presentation from WHS Principal Linda Peters regarding the school’s upcoming NEASC accreditation.The School Committee will receive a presentation from Diana Hill on the district’s 2019 Special Olympics.The School Committee will receive a presentation from Laura Stinson & Officer Brian Moon on the district’s Walking School Bus Program for the 2018-2019 school year.The School Committee will receive a presentation from Sue MacDonald on the district’s English Language Learners update.The Superintendent will discuss next steps following last meeting’s discussion on developing a policy for the formation of new sports teams.The School Committee will accept a $500 donation for Wilmington High School extracurricular activities from Wilmington Pediatrics.The School Committee will select its delegate to the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.The School Committee will receive the FY18 Final Revolving Account Report and a personnel report.The School Committee will continue to discuss its operating protocols.The School Committee will receive a report from the Superintendent, plus subcommittee reports and any public comments.The meeting will be telecast live by Wilmington Community Television on WCTV-G — Channel 22 on Comcast and Channel 38 on Verizon.  The meeting will also streamed on WCTV’s website HERE.Wilmington Apple intends on reporting on many of the items above – and any other news that comes from the meeting.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Homework, Bullying, Vaping, Grants, Gymnastics & More To Be Discussed At June 12 MeetingIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE To Discuss New School Year, New Administrators & New Goals At August 28 MeetingIn “Education”Superintendent Brand Announces His TEN Goals For The 2019-2020 School YearIn “Education”last_img read more

Sheikh Hasina opens Sheikh Hasina Cantonment in Patuakhali

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates several development works in Lebukhali of Patuakhali on Thursday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the newly-set up ‘Sheikh Hasina Cantonment’, aiming to strengthen the defence system in the country’s southern region, reports UNB.The prime minister opened the country’s 31st cantonment on the bank of the Payra River at Lebukhali in Dumki upazila of the southwestern coastal district of Patuakhali in the morning by unveiling its plaque.She also hoisted national standard of 11 headquarters and units, including the adhoc headquarters of 7 infantry division.Ministers, parliament members, the chiefs of the three services, diplomats, former chiefs of army and senior government officials were present on the occasion.The new cantonment has been constructed on about 1,400 acres of land.Sheikh Hasina inaugurated 14 development projects and laid the foundation stones of another scheme of Patuakhali district by unveiling their plaques from the same venue.The projects opened by the prime minister are a 50-bed Diabetic Hospital in Patuakhali, Deuli 10-bed Mother and Child Welfare Centre in Mirjaganjupazila, Sabupura 10-bed Mother and Child Welfare Centre in Baufal upazila, the newly constructed dormitory of the Government Shishu Paribar, Kazi AbulKashem Stadium, Dashmina Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Building, the West.Chakmaia Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre under Kalapara upazila,East Dalbuganj Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre in Kalapara,Hogla Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre, Kalapara UpazilaMuktijoddha Complex, Galachipa Muktijoddha Smriti Complex, Digital PublicityScreen at the Office of the Patuakhali Deputy Commissioner and Shaheed SheikhKamal Smriti Complex Auditorium.She also laid the foundation stone of administrative building extension and hall room of Galachipa Upazila Parishad.last_img read more

Lyfts CEO On the Future Driverless Cars and Ridesharing

first_imgMarch 26, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Transportation’s future was a hot topic at SXSW this year, with companies announcing plans for cars that flew and ones that drive themselves across the country. In his keynote, Lyft co-founder and CEO Logan Green spoke about the how technologies like those might change everything from how we travel to ridesharing itself. Here are some of his insights on the future.Everyone will drive less…Although driverless cars won’t immediately change Lyft’s current model, he acknowledges that the industry is about to undergo massive changes. “We will see the current technology rapidly improve and evolve so people have to intervene [with their driving] less and less,” he said.Lyft drivers might disappear.Green acknowledged technology’s impact on ridesharing could be massive. All Lyft drivers would lose their jobs, for instance, but they wouldn’t be alone. “If you look back [150 years ago], 80% of the economy was employed in agriculture. Economies shift.” He believes the change will be gradual enough for the population to adjust, with the new technology creating new jobs to replace those rendered obsolete. He says he hopes Lyft could help make the shift as positive as possible.Related: SXSW: Self-Driving Audi to Make First Coast-to-Coast U.S. DriveThe concept of ‘driving’ will transformGreen says he doesn’t see most people will own a self-driving car, but they’ll certainly ride in them. “When [cars are] fully autonomous, the majority of people will hit a button on an app and request a self-driving car to take them wherever they want to go.” At the proper scale, he explains, this system could be far cheaper and more convenient that traditional car ownership.Related: Mercedes’ Self-Driving Car Says Hello to San FranciscoCities will adjust and transformJust as cars changed the face of cities in the 20th century, self-driving cars will change them in the 21st. He explains that Los Angeles currently dedicates 50% of its space to automobiles, with four parking spaces for every one car. With ride-sharing dominating the transportation industry, city infrastructure could rely less on parking lots and extra lanes. Says Green, “That will lead to the most radical reinventing of cities that we see in our lifetime.”Related: Apple Studies Self-Driving Car, Auto Industry Source Sayslast_img read more

Hackers Threaten to Leak Ashley Madisons 37 Million Clients

first_img Enroll Now for Free 2 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story originally appeared on Reuters July 20, 2015 Hackers claim to have personal details of more than 37 million cheating spouses on dating website Ashley Madison and have threatened to release nude photos and sexual fantasies of the site’s clients unless it is shut down, blog KrebsOnSecurity reported.Ashley Madison’s Canadian parent, Avid Life Media, confirmed the breach on its systems and said it had since secured its site and was working with law enforcement agencies to try to trace those behind the attack.The hackers, who call themselves The Impact Team, leaked snippets of the compromised data online and warned they would release customers’ real names, profiles, nude photos, credit card details and “secret sexual fantasies” unless their demands were met, Krebs said.Avid Life did not disclose what information was stolen.The hackers demanded the closure of another of Avid Life Media’s sites, sugar-daddy site “Established Men”, but did not target the company’s “CougarLife” site, which caters for women members looking for “a young stud”.Ashley Madison, which uses the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair”, has been planning to raise up to $200 million through an initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.”We apologize for this unprovoked and criminal intrusion into our customers’ information,” Avid Life said, adding that the hackers left behind posts and images on the website detailing their demands. The unauthorized posts have since been removed.The breach comes about two months after dating site Adult FriendFinder was compromised. That site has an estimated 64 million members.The Impact Team, in a screengrab showing on the Krebs blog, say it had taken over Avid Media systems including customer databases, source code, financial records and emails.”Shutting down AM (Ashley Madison) and EM (Established Men) will cost you, but non-compliance will cost you more,” the hackers said.They said users who had paid a fee to Avid Life to have their personal data permanently deleted had been lied to and the company had retained records, including credit card information.(Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Rodney Joyce) Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

Rep Howrylak declares Black April Memorial Week in Michigan

first_img Categories: Howrylak News,Howrylak Photos 28Apr Rep. Howrylak declares Black April Memorial Week in Michigan Representative Martin Howrylak of Troy (center) was joined by Hoa Dinh (left) and An Nguyen (right) of the Vietnamese American Association of Michigan on the House floor for the adoption of House Resolution 73, to declare April 24 – 30, 2017 as Black April Memorial Week in the state of Michigan. April 30 this year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Fall of Saigon. Black April Memorial Week provides the State of Michigan a solemn opportunity to honor the countless lives lost during the Vietnam War era and to pay tribute to the suffering endured by the people of Vietnam.#####last_img

USbased gay cable net Here TV has launched paidf

first_imgUS-based gay cable net Here TV has launched paid-for YouTube channels in 16 international markets.Here launched on YouTube in ten markets last year including the Australia, France, Japan, Spain and the UK and it has now expanded its reach on the video platform.The new markets for the subscription YouTube channel include Argentina, Belgium, Italy, Hong Kong and India.Customers subscribe to the premium service via their Google Wallet account. The channel has Here TV shows including dating and advice series Threesome, marriage show Pride & Groom and political talkshow For & Against.“Focusing on our YouTube channel provides us the ability to reach markets not often served with LGBT content in a fully accessible and simple-to-use platform,” said Josh Rosenzweig, Here TV’s senior vice-president, marketing and affiliate relations.last_img read more

The dollar index opened at the 8140 mark…and clos

first_imgThe dollar index opened at the 81.40 mark…and closed around 81.53.  The low of 81.24 came just before 8:00 a.m. Eastern time.  There was a big 50 point intraday move in less than an hour during the New York lunch hour…and I guess that would partially explain some of the price moves in gold and silver during that time period…but it certainly doesn’t explain all of it.  And it certainly doesn’t explain some of the price patterns in the other two precious metals, either.The gold stocks gapped down at the open…and hit their low of the day at the low price tick for gold at 12:40 a.m. Eastern time.  Then they blasted into positive territory from there, but couldn’t hold those gains once the sell-off began after the 2:20 p.m. high tick in gold was in.  Still, the HUI only finished down 0.82%…which isn’t too bad, all things considered.It was mostly down for the silver stocks yesterday…but I did have a decent number of green arrows mixed amongst the red ones.  Nick Laird’s Silver Sentiment Index actually closed up a hair…0.09%.The CME Daily Delivery Report showed that 42 gold contracts were posted for delivery on Friday.There were no reported changes in either GLD or SLV…and the U.S. Mint didn’t have a sales report, either.The Comex-approved depositories reported that 543,869 troy ounces of silver were added on Tuesday…and only 1,004 ounces were withdrawn.  The link to that action is here.As usual, The Central Bank of the Russian Federation updated their website yesterday. It showed that they had added another 500,000 ounces of gold to their reported reserves in May…which now sit at 29.3 million troy ounces of fine gold.  The excellent chart below is courtesy of Nick Laird, for which I thank him on our behalf.(Click on image to enlarge)I have more than the usual number of stories for a midweek column…and I hope you have to time to read the ones that interest you.It is clear that China intends to be the world center for buying and selling gold…The plus in all this for Americans is that the price of gold will be out of the grip and manipulations of the Federal Reserve and the Comex. – Richard Russell, 20 June 2012Well, it was certainly a different day yesterday.  I suppose that it’s possible that it was entirely free-market forces at work in all the precious metals on Wednesday.  But if I had to bet a ten spot…that’s not the way I would bet it.Of course, all this had to happen on a Wednesday…and none of that price action will be in tomorrow’s Commitment of Traders Report.  We’ll have to wait until the COT report on the 29th to get some idea of what may, or may not, have transpired.Yesterday at this time I was mentioning that silver had not been allowed over the $29 spot mark for several weeks running.  Twenty-four hours later in Far East trading on their Thursday, silver is now a hair under the $28 mark.  Here’s the 1-year silver chart…(Click on image to enlarge)You may have also noticed that gold ‘failed’ in its attempt to break solidly above its 50-day moving average.   Here’s the 1-year chart for gold…(Click on image to enlarge)I’d be happy to bet a fair amount of money that this price action is not accidental…and where we go from here is a big unknown, at least to you and I.  But I’d guess that JPMorgan et al have a much clearer picture, since they’re running this precious metals show.  As a matter of fact, the two above charts were painted by JPMorgan.  They haven’t signed them per se, but their footprints are everywhere…and you don’t even have to look that closely to fnd them.In Far East trading on their Thursday, the gold price dipped below the $1,600 mark on a few occasions…and about thirty minutes into the London trading day, the gold price is hanging onto that round number by its fingernails.  Silver tried to rise above the $28 spot price…but obviously ran into the same sellers that prevented it from rising above the $29 spot price mark.  Gold’s net volume is pretty light for this time of day…3:37 a.m. Eastern time…and silver’s net volume is more elevated, as the roll-overs out of the July delivery month gather momentum.  The dollar index isn’t doing a thing.As I hit the ‘send’ button at 4:21 a.m. Eastern time, I note that gold has now slipped below the $1,600 price mark…and is down about eleven dollars from Wednesday’s close in New York.  Silver is now down 42 cents from yesterday’s close…and was down well over 50 cents at one point.  The dollar index is up about 20 basis points in the last hour or so, but doesn’t explain the magnitude of the sell off, as the metals were declining long before the dollar index showed any signs of life to the upside.And as I said in this space yesterday, most of the relevant price action would occur during the Comex trading session on Wednesday…and that certainly turned out to be the case.  And unless something out of the ordinary develops during the morning trading session in London, I expect the same again today.I’m off to bed.  I hope your Thursday goes well…and I’ll see you here tomorrow. The China CatastropheChina is about to make an announcement that will shake the world to its foundations – and that will destroy everything you’ve ever worked for.So says a renowned financial journalist on assignment in Asia – and the crazy thing is, he’s famous for being right. He was one of the few to warn of the great tech stock meltdown of 2000 … the housing and banking bust of 2007 … and the recent boom in gold and commodity prices.Is he right again?  Watch this shocking video for free and judge for yourself. Of course, all this had to happen on a Wednesday…and none of that price action will be in tomorrow’s Commitment of Traders Report.The gold price did nothing during the Far East trading day on their Wednesday…and this sideways price action lasted until a few minutes before 10:00 a.m. in London.  At that point the engineered price decline began, with the most egregious part of the take-down coming during the New York lunch hour…around 12:40 p.m.This turned out to be the low price tick of the day…$1,589.20 spot.  From that low a $30 short covering rally commenced.  This rally lasted for about thirty minutes…and from there the gold price traded sideways into the close of Comex trading at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.  Gold’s New York high tick of the day [$1,622.20 spot] came around 2:20 p.m…and from that high, the gold price got sold down $16 into the close of electronic trading.Gold finished the Wednesday session at $1,606.80 spot…down $11.10 from Tuesday’s close.  Net volume was an enormous 205,000 contracts.But, as always, it was silver that drew the short straw once again yesterday.  I’m not even going to bother calling the price action, as it’s more than visible on the Kitco chart below…and little of the New York action had anything to do with free markets.From its New York high of $28.76 spot…to its low of $27.60 spot, silver had an intraday price move of $1.16…4.03%…in less than ninety minutes.By the time the dust had settled, silver closed at $28.12 spot…down 30 cents from Tuesday.  Net volume was a very chunky 45,000 contracts.Here are the charts for platinum and palladium, so you can see that the price shenanigans didn’t just occur in gold and silver.center_img Sponsor Advertisementlast_img read more

NDA govt changed dillydallying work culture of the past PM ModiNDA govt

first_imgRELATED SHARE COMMENT December 25, 2018 Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public meeting after inaugurating the Bogibeel Bridge, the longest rail-cum-road bridge on Brahmaputra river, in Dibrugarh, Tuesday, December 25, 2018.   –  PBI photo via PTI Published oncenter_img COMMENTS PM inaugurates India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge in Assam SHARE SHARE EMAIL Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his government has changed the “dilly-dallying” work culture regarding the implementation of development projects.Addressing a rally here after inaugurating the country’s longest rail-and-road bridge, at Bogibeel in Assam, he said completion of projects within a given time frame is no longer confined to paper but has become a reality.“We have changed the earlier ‘latkane bhatkane’ (dilly-dallying) work culture…Completion of projects within a time frame is no longer confined to paper but has become a truth in the real sense,” he said in a apparent dig at the previous Congress-led UPA government.If former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had a second term, Bogibeel Bridge would have been ready by 2008-09. After his government, no attention was paid to the project till 2014, the Prime Minister said.Asserting that the Bogibeel bridge will strengthen the country’s defence prowess with movement of vehicles and trains, he said, it is not only a bridge, it is a lifeline for crores of people in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.The bridge will cut down rail distance (between Dibrugarh in Assam to Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh) to below 200 km from 700 km now, Modi said. After inaugurating the bridge, the Prime Minister flagged off the Tinsukia-Naharlagun Intercity Express, which will run five days a week and use the 4.9-km bridge to cut down the train-travel time between Tinsukia in Assam to Naharlagun town of Arunachal Pradesh by more than 10 hours.Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh is just over 15 km from Naharlagun.last_img read more

Foundation stone laid for Vizag airport terminal expansion

first_imgVisakhapatnam SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on The Civil Aviation Ministry is taking all steps to improve the infrastructure in airports in Andhra Pradesh, to handle both passengers as well as air cargo and to improve air connectivity in the state.Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, was speaking in New Delhi on Tuesday after laying the foundation stone for the expansion of the airport terminal here through video link. He was interacting with the airport officials and audience here through video-conference.He said the project, taken up at a cost of Rs 60 crore, would enable the terminal to handle a thousand passengers during the peak hour as against the present capacity of 700 passengers. The project is likely to be completed by September. Concurring with the suggestion made by Visakhapatnam M.P K. Haribabu earlier, the Union Minister agreed that there was huge potential for growth of cargo in Vizag. An intergrated logistics hub would be developed at Vizag airport.Former Union Minister of Civil Aviation and TDP leader, P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, said the development works at Vizag, Rajahmundry and Vijayawada airports, were made possible due to the combined efforts of the Central and state governments.Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, also spoke.Earlier, Prabhu also inaugurated through a video link the new, lengthened runway at Gannavaram airport near Vijayawada taken up at a cost of Rs 160 crore. The old runway was of approximately 7,500 ft and 3,500 ft was added to it and the runway was strengthened to facilitate landing of bigger aircraft at Gannavaram. Gannavaram is the nearest airport to the new capital, Amaravati. February 12, 2019 COMMENTcenter_img Airports Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu   –  AP SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more