UKRAINE: Visiting South Korea on November 2, Deputy Prime Minister Borys Kolesnikov announced a provisional agreement for UZ to buy 160 km/h inter-city trainsets from Hyundai-Rotem, as the first step in a programme to renew the national railway’s rolling stock fleet.A protocol signed in Changwon covers the provision of an initial 10 nine-car trainsets, at an estimated cost of around €300m. Each train would have capacity for 600 passengers. Six of the trains are to be in operation by the time that Ukraine hosts the Euro 2012 football championships. They would initially work services linking Kyiv to Kharkiv in 3½ h, Lviv in 4½ h and Donetsk in 5 ½ h, cutting the current journey times by a third. UZ General Manager Mikhail Kostiuk confirmed that negotiations were underway over financing for the deal. In the longer term, Kolesnikov said, the intention would be to establish a joint venture to build further trains in Ukraine, rather than buying ’50 to 100′ from South Korea. Hyundai-Rotem already has a similar joint venture operating in Turkey under the Eurotem brand. On October 28 UZ Deputy General Manager Sergei Mikhalchuk attended ceremonies at Poltava to mark the completion of electrification on a 59·8 km section of the Poltava – Kremenchuk – Burty line (RG 4.08 p240). With work underway on two further sections totalling 68·6 km, electric services are expected to reach Kremenchuk in 2011.
Share By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe SPI City Council met in a special meeting as well as held a regular meeting on Nov.16 to canvass election results, swear in new council members, address a variance request, consider ordinance and form based code revisions, and consider a beach dune application.Council canvassed returns and declared the results of the Nov. 8, 2016 General and Special Election during its special meeting. Incumbent Dennis Stahl (Place 1) and Ron Pitcock (Place 2) ran unopposed and were declared elected. Stahl and Pitcock were administered their oaths of office and were installed as members of Council. Council also approved the appointment of Stahl as Mayor Pro-tem.Also included in the election results was the proposition authorizing the creation of a venue project to be financed by the imposition of an additional 2 percent tax increase on the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT). The proposition was approved by voters by a margin of 819-184. The authorization states that it is to provide for the planning, design, development, acquisition, renovation and construction of a convention center annex, Padre Boulevard medians and improvements, amphitheater(s), improvements for sports and community venue projects, related land purchase, and an automobile parking facility.Council voted to approve a resolution to create the venue project fund, as well as an amendment to the city ordinance pertaining to the HOT tax by adding the new Venue tax and the increase to the HOT tax.During its regular meeting following the special meeting, Council recognized exiting member Alex Avalos.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedCouncil swears in new membersBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS As the South Padre Island City Council canvassed the results of the Nov. 7 election during its Wednesday, Nov. 15 meeting, it also ushered in a change in City leadership. Outgoing Mayor Barry Patel read the election results. In early voting for City Council…November 23, 2017In “News”New council members sworn inMedders named mayor pro-tem By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Prior to calling the last week’s South Padre Island City Council meeting to order, Mayor Dennis Stahl announced the Council would first need to swear its their three newly elected members to achieve a quorum. Municipal Court Judge and former…December 14, 2018In “News”BREAKING: ELECTION ROUNDUPMedders wins on SPI; Laguna Vista, Port Isabel and County tallies come in By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] The City of South Padre Island has a new Place 1 Councilman in Ken Medders. According to unofficial election results released by the City of South Padre Island late Tuesday,…November 7, 2017In “News”
Share Argonaut Weekly: December 14-20 Argonaut of the Week Ken Mitchell (Photo by Jim Hogue) PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s and women’s basketball teams are in the thick of their non-conference schedules and looking ahead to Gulf South Conference play in January. Both teams faced tough tests on Sunday against visiting Delta State, as the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen came in and picked up victories in both games against the Argonauts. The UWF women’s team leaves today for a two-game road trip, while the men will have two early season rematches this week, facing Columbus State on the road on Tuesday and Montevallo at home on Saturday.ARGONAUT OF THE WEEKKen MitchellMen’s BasketballJunior ForwardJunior forward Ken Mitchell (Mobile, Ala./Alabama Southern CC) had a breakout game for the Argonauts in his first start at UWF on Sunday, scoring 19 points and adding 11 rebounds for his first double-double at UWF. Mitchell was 9-13 from the field and also picked up one block and one steal. The junior is off to a solid start to his first season of on-court action at UWF, averaging 7.6 points and a team-leading 6.3 rebounds per game while shooting .568 (21-37) from the field. Mitchell also leads the team with seven blocks in seven games.For all of your hotel needs in the Pensacola area, visit www.highpointe.com. MEN’S BASKETBALL (3-5, 0-0 GSC)- 12/13 vs. Delta State: 63-75 LThe West Florida men’s basketball team led by as much as nine points early in the second half against visiting Delta State on Sunday, but the Argonauts could not hold on as the Statesmen pulled away and defeated UWF 75-63. Junior forward Ken Mitchell got his first start for West Florida and made the most of it, leading all players with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Three other Argonauts scored in double digits, including senior guard Jonathan Jackson with 14 and senior forward Max Hoggard and senior guard Maurice Thomas with 12 each. Thomas matched a career high with nine assists, and he also grabbed seven rebounds.The Argonauts will go on the road for a rematch against Columbus State on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Argonauts faced the Cougars in the season opener at home, falling 76-91. The Argos will then return home on Saturday for another rematch, this time against Montevallo. The Falcons defeated West Florida 94-72 in the first meeting between the teams this season at the UWF Thanksgiving Classic.WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (5-4, 0-0 GSC)- 12/13 vs. No. 3 Delta State: 44-80 LThe West Florida women’s basketball team trailed by eight points heading into the second half against No. 3 Delta State at the UWF Field House on Sunday, but the Lady Statesmen would use a dominant second half to pull away for an 80-44 victory over the Argonauts. Senior guard Tiffany Williams led the Argonauts with 16 points, and fellow senior Amy Drake was right behind at 13. Drake hit her first six free throws, extending her consecutive free throw streak to 23 straight. She would finish the game 7-9 from the line and shooting 88.6 percent this season. Sophomore forward Kirstin McIntyre was the team’s leading rebounder with five.UWF will head east this week to take on in-state rivals Flagler on Tuesday and Palm Beach Atlantic on Thursday. Tuesday’s game at Flagler will start at 5:30 p.m. ET, and Thursday’s game at PBA is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET.MULTIMEDIAThe UWF Sports Information office is proud to offer a variety of ways to stay updated on Argonaut Athletics:- Live Audio- Live Video- Live Stats- eScores- E-mailing List- www.Facebook.com/GoArgos- www.Twitter.com/GoArgos- Photo Galleries- RSS Feeds- Podcasts2009-10 ARGONAUTS OF THE WEEK12/14Ken MitchellMen’s Basketball12/7Amy DrakeWomen’s Basketball11/30Dominique BoykinsWomen’s BasketballMaurice ThomasMen’s Basketball11/23Shameka GordonWomen’s SoccerJonathan JacksonMen’s BasketballTiffany WilliamsWomen’s Basketball11/16Courtney JonesWomen’s SoccerJamie NicholsVolleyball11/9Frank CopeMen’s SoccerLindsay HommeVolleyball11/2Shakira DuncanWomen’s SoccerPatricia GandolfoVolleyball10/26Kara GonzalezVolleyballEddie PaganMen’s Cross CountryJordan StoneWomen’s Soccer10/19Valissia BrathwaiteVolleyballRichard DixonMen’s Soccer10/12Donald DavisMen’s Cross CountryShakira DuncanWomen’s Soccer10/5Kevin DucrosMen’s TennisLeandro FerreiraMen’s TennisBailee HedstromWomen’s Cross Country9/28Patricia GandolfoVolleyballJenny LinesWomen’s GolfKaley MorrisWomen’s Soccer9/21Tyler BowmanMen’s Cross CountryJay MainvilleMen’s Soccer9/14Kimberly ClarkVolleyballDernelle MascallWomen’s Soccer9/7Shaneka GordonWomen’s SoccerMegan SteinocherWomen’s Cross Country8/31Paul WilloughbyMen’s SoccerTHIS WEEK’S UWF ATHLETICS SCHEDULETuesday, December 15W. Basketball @ Flagler (at St. Augustine, Fla.) 5:30 ETM. Basketball @ Columbus State (at Columbus, Ga.) 7:00 ET Thursday, December 17W. Basketball @ Palm Beach Atlantic (at West Palm Beach, Fla.) 7:00 ETSaturday, December 19M. Basketball vs. Montevallo 2:00For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version
SALT LAKE CITY — When the Utah basketball teams takes on No. 6 Kentucky Wednesday night in Las Vegas, it will be the second of three neutral-site games the Utes will play consecutively. The Utes have never done that in their 111-year history, played three consecutive single, nontournament games at neutral sites. They played Weber State on Saturday at Vivint Arena and, after Wednesday, will play San Diego State this Saturday as part of the one-day Hall of Fame Classic at Staples Center in Los Angeles.It’s part of a trend in college basketball, with more games being played at neutral sites and fewer at home arenas. Utah’s five nonconference games at home are the fewest since the Huntsman Center opened in 1969.Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said a lot of things go into the increase of neutral-site games, including charity games like Coaches vs. Cancer and television contracts, but a big factor is teams preferring not to have to play a road game where they might lose.“The reality is the Kentuckys, Dukes and Kansases, they’re not going to play you a home and home,” he said. “If you want to have that opportunity to play (big schools), you’re going to have to go in to a neutral site and it’s a one-time thing.“I’d like to have two or three home-and-homes arranged each year with two or three neutral-site games so we could get a nice crowd base for the ones we’re playing, but that’s just the way it is and there’s not much we can do about it.”UTE NOTES: Following the game on Saturday, the Utes will have 12 days until their next game, Jan. 2 at home against Oregon State to start Pac-12 play. … OSU is one of seven Pac-12 schools ranked ahead of the Utes in the NET rankings, coming in at No. 40. Others in the top 40 include Stanford (9), Arizona (15), Oregon (17), Arizona State (30), Colorado (31) and Washington (35). … Utah ranks first in the Pac-12 in free-throw percentage at 74.9% and is second in scoring (83.0 ppg) and rebounding margin (8.2). … Freshman guard Rylan Jones leads the league in free-throw percentage at 92.3%, is fourth in assists per game at 5.22 and fourth in assist/turnover ratio at 2.35. … Timmy Allen is second in scoring at 20.6 ppg and ninth in rebounding at 7.4 rpg. … Freshman Branden Carlsen ranks eighth in field goal percentage at 57.5%.