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first_imgAfghanistan: The World Bank is to fund a US$1.5m feasibility study into an 800 km line from Chaman in Pakistan to Kushka in Tadzhikistan, costed at US$600m.Australia: National Rail Corp began providing traction for The Ghan, Indian Pacific and Overland on November 1, under contract to Great Southern Railway. Canada: CN is to sell 1025route-km between Smith, Alberta and Hay River, Northwest Territories, to RaiLink Ltd, which took over CN’s 324.9 km Boyle – Linton route in Alberta on November 24.A substantial rise in earnings by the St Lawrence & Hudson Railway has persuaded CPR not to break up its subsidiary. StL&H has meanwhile sold its 570 km Québec – Montréal – Hull route to GRO subsidiary Les Chemins de Fer Québec-Gatineau.Czech Republic: Private operator Jindrichohradecké místní drahy has reported a tripling of freight traffic in its first month of operation on the routes from Jindrichuv Hradec to Obratan and Nova Bystrice.Egypt: ENR has awarded a Fr27m contract to ANF-Industrie of France for mid-life refurbishment of 80 bogies from gas turbine powered trainsets.Estonia: EVR’s 50 km freight-only branch from Riisipere to Haapsalu is to be sold to a local businessman.Germany: DB introduced VT611 tilting DMUs to the Klast_img read more

Kwara DOS Urges Return to Grassroots

first_imgHammed Shittu in IlorinThe Kwara State Director of Sports, Malam Tunde Kazeem, has called on corporate bodies in the country to invest in grassroots sports development.This, he believes would go a long way of tapping talented sports men and women that abound at the local areas of the country.Kazeem made the call in Ilorin at the weekend during the end of Droplets Basketball Clinic for children under the age of five to 15 years old. He said that, since government cannot do the development of sport alone, well-to-do individuals and corporate bodies must join hands to support the government to uplift the sports development in the country.He challenged well- to do individuals across the country to emulate Olatunji Ayeni, who in the last seven years has been investing in kids development in basketball.The organiser of the clinic, Olatunji Ayeni, represented by the Kwara Falcons Secretary, Azeez Bello, thanked parents for encouraging their kids to play the game.Ayeni promised that, he will continue to do his best to make sure the game grow and popular among Nigerian children especially minors.Yellow Team defeated the Green Team to scoop the trophy in the Free Throw competition for the kids at the closing ceremony. There were also presentation of trophies to outstanding players and teams.A total of 147 kids registered for the 2016 edition of the clinic which entered it’s 6th edition.Kwara State Basketball All Stars had defeated their Oyo State counterparts by 53-44 to round up the clinic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more