PARTICIPATING in the 1520 Forum conference of broad gauge railways being held in Sochi, Russian Railways Vice-President Valentine Gapanovich formally signed a €276m contract with Siemens President Hans M Schabert on May 18 for the supply of eight high speed trains.Due for delivery from the end of 2008, the 10-car sets known as Velaro RUS will run at up to 250 km/h, carrying 600 passengers each. They will be derived from the German ICE3, but with bodies 330mm wider. Siemens and RZD are negotiating a second contract for maintenance of the trains over 30 years, which is valued at around €300m.The trainsets will initially be used on the Moscow – St Petersburg route, but will later work between Moscow and Nishni Novgorod as well. Some sets will be equipped for both 25 kV 50Hz and 3 kV DC operation.Work is expected to start next year on construction of the planned high speed line between Moscow and St Petersburg. Transport Minister Igor Levitin announced on April 4 that RZD is to form a joint venture with high speed line company RAO VSM to reactivate the project, which began in the 1990s but was later mothballed. Recent studies by the Academy of Transport have estimated the cost of building the line at US$8bn, with an estimated payback period of just eight years. According to Vice-Minister A S Micharin, the state will underwrite the construction of the line, although he expects the project to be ‘most attractive to private investors’. Much of the land is already owned by RAO VSM, having been acquired for the previous attempt.On April 20 RZD confirmed that it will form a joint venture with VR to improve passenger services between St Petersburg and Helsinki. Karelian Express will acquire four eight-car trainsets, which will be hauled by EP10 dual-system electric locos. Initially operating at 160 km/h, the trains will cut the journey time by 20min, but upgrading the route for 200 km/h running from 2008 will increase the time saving to 90min.
© newsamed.com, fotbalportal.cz – Kai Havertz Today 14:54 – At the beginning of the new week, Stamford Bridge is getting really lively. The management of the club would like to introduce three new reinforcements in a short time, if everything goes according to plan. The most expensive of these is supposed to be Kai Havertz from Leverkusen. The German club does not intend to sell it cheaply. Blues are understood to be up to £ 90 million. Many large clubs are interested in him. It is one of the comets of this year’s Bundesliga season. Especially after the coronavirus break, he was extremely successful. It was clear that it would be extremely difficult for Bayer Leverkusen to maintain Kaie Havertz.The beginning is mainly about the interest of Chelsea in London. There is a lot of traffic on Stamford Bridge. The agreement with Thiag Silva, who should come as a free agent, is being finalized. Ben Chilwell of Leicester should also reinforce the defense. He will definitely not be cheap either.In any case, according to the available information, Chelsea took a big step towards acquiring Kai Havertz. This was by agreeing to a transfer amount that should climb to £ 90 million.Havertz is only 21 years old, so he has great potential to improve. He could take the position of the classic ten, but he could play deeper and become, for example, the new Kroos.Frank Lampard will certainly be happy to have a new team together for the 2020/2021 season as soon as possible. Will Chelsea really manage to catch up with all three arrivals, led by Havertz, this week?Where now?More information about Chelsea FC can be found here.Michal Čermák / skysports.com, fotbalportal.cz
Football player touch female referee s breast! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 REAL vs FAKE GOLD TYSON FURY knows he is the king and now the bank balance proves it after he was named the highest-paid fighter in the world.The Gypsy King raked in an eye-watering £46million over the past 12 months to put him top of the tree, trumping Brit rival Anthony Joshua and UFC star Conor McGregor.And while that may only be good enough for 11th spot in the overall global athletes’ list, it puts him five places above McGregor and eight ahead of AJ.TYSON FURYFury stepped into the ring for three fights in the time frame, beating Tom Schwarz, Otto Wallin and then, in dramatic fashion, Deontay Wilder, dethroning the previously-unbeaten WBC heavyweight champ.As revealed by Forbes, his bouts netted him a cool £40m with the remaining £6m coming from sponsorships deals.CONOR MCGREGORMcGregor comes in second among all the combat stars – that despite the fact he has fought once since October 2018.An even that fight, against Donald Cerrone, was all over within 40 seconds in January.Regardless, The Notorious earned £26m for his troubles against Cowboy Cerrone – his £13m extra in endorsements mean he pips Joshua’s £38m by just £1m.ANTHONY JOSHUAThe Watford star lost his first pro fight last June to Andy Ruiz Jr – and with it his heavyweight world titles – but claimed them back again in December.His pay is split with £29m in fight purses and £9m in his various deals with the likes of Under Armour and Beats, among others.DEONTAY WILDERAmerican Wilder comes in fourth among the world’s fighters and 20th overall But the Bronze Bomber will get the chance to bolster his pay packet later this year with a trilogy clash with Fury.CANELO ALVAREZThe combat top five is completed by another boxer with Canelo Alvarez securing just shy of £30m. Mexcio’s hero beat Daniel Jacobs in May 2019 and then won the 53rd fight of his 56-bout pro career by knocking Sergey Kovalev out in the 12th in November.Despite not winning any Grand Slams since 2018, Roger Federer was named the highest-paid sportsperson for the first time as he pocketed a very tidy £86m, narrowly pipping footballing superstars Cristiano Ronaldo (£85m) and Lionel Messi (£84m).Paris Saint-German and Brazil forward Neymar was fourth with NBA hero LeBron James completing the top five.Tyson Fury earned £46m in the past 12 months, making him the highest-paid combat sportsperson in the worldEPA Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk
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