RailAmerica, Providence and Worcester Railroad announce strategic alliance

first_imgThe Providence and Worcester Railroad (Nasdaq: PWX) and the New England Central Railroad, part of the RailAmerica (NYSE: RA) family which operates extensively in Vermont, have announced the establishment of the Great Eastern Route, a new coordinated commercial and operating platform.  This new strategic alliance is being developed to increase our collective business with both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific to rail customers in southern New England and to enhance their global access through our port facilities.Over the past 5 years the NECR and P&W have jointly invested significant capital in the infrastructure along with the States of Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and the federal government.  These investments enhance our service and combined with this new commercial and operating relationship will provide the basis for a greatly improved customer experience aimed at growing our collective business across all commodity lines.The alliance recently hosted inspection trains with our Canadian Class I partners and looks forward to establishing new and improved supply chains throughout the region.RailAmerica, Inc. owns and operates short-line and regional freight railroads in North America, operating a portfolio of 43 individual railroads with approximately 7,400 miles of track in 27 US states and three Canadian provinces.  P&W is a regional freight railroad operating in Massachusetts, Rhode Island,Connecticut and New York.  SOURCE RailAmerica, Inc. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/last_img read more

Eagerly anticipated Magnum Futsal tourney kicks off this evening

first_imgThe eagerly anticipated third annual Magnum Tonic Wine Mashramani Cup Futsal tournament was officially launched yesterday at the Windjammer Hotel and Bar, Kitty and kicks into action today. The event, which will be held at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue, features 24 teams, battling over the duration of nine playing dates. Divided into six groups of four, the top finishers from each pool alongside the four best third place teams, will progress to the knockout section. The other match-days are January 28th, January 30th, February 1st, February 4th, February 6th [Round of 16], February 8th [Quarterfinals] and February 15th [Semi-finals], with the final scheduled for February 22nd. The groups are Group-A: Back Circle, Sparta Boss, Ansa McAl All-Stars and Bad-A-Yard, Group-B: Rio All-Stars, Leopold Street, Spartacus and Melanie, Group-C: Future Stars, Alexander Village, Spot-7 and Mocha, Group-D: Bent Street, Showstoppers, North East La Penitence and Avocado Ballers, Group-E: Sophia, Broad Street, Kingston and Island All-Stars and Group-F: Gold is Money, Albouystown, Stabroek Ballers and Belfield Warriors.Winner of the event will pocket $$600,000 and the championship trophy, while the second place side will collect $400,000 and the respective accolade. On the other hand, the third and fourth place unit will receive $200,000 and $100,000 respectively and the corresponding trophy. Below features the complete fixtures for the opening rounds.Group Stage Fixtures  Day-1Bad-a-Yard vs Ansa McAl-19:00hrsAlex Village vs Spot-7-19:30hrs Showstoppers vs North East LaPenitence-20:00hrsMelanie vs Leopold St-20:30hrs Rio All-Stars vs Spartacus-21:00hrsBent St vs Avocado Ballers-21:30hrsBack Circle vs Sparta Boss-22:00hrsDay-2 Sophia vs Island All-Stars-19:00hrsBroad St vs Kingston-19:30hrsAlbouystown vs Belfield Warriors- 20:00hrs Mocha vs Future Stars-20:30hrsRio All-Stars vs Melanie-21:00hrsGold is Money vs Stabroek Ballers- 21:30hrs Back Circle vs Bad-a-Yard-22:00hrslast_img read more

Southern California wildfires by the numbers

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Six major wildfires have scorched over 141,000 acres across Southern California this week, forcing more than 212,000 residents from their homes. Nearly 8,700 firefighters on Friday were still battling the flames, which have spread rapidly by fierce Santa Ana winds, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Here’s a breakdown of the major wildfires still raging in the region as of Friday morning: Thomas fire in Ventura CountyAcres burned: 132,000Containment: 10 percentStructures destroyed: 401Structures damaged: 81Structures threatened: 15,000Evacuations: 88,000 residentsPersonnel on site: 3,216Creek fire in Los Angeles CountyAcres burned: 15,323Containment: 40 percentStructures destroyed: 63Structures damaged: 47Structures threatened: 2,500Evacuations: 150,000 residentsPersonnel on site: 2,295Rye fire in Los Angeles CountyAcres burned: 6,049Containment: 35 percentStructures destroyed: 1Structures damaged: 0Structures threatened: 5,460Evacuations: 2,000 residentsPersonnel on site: 901Skirball fire in Los Angeles CountyAcres burned: 475Containment: 30Structures destroyed: 6Structures damaged: 12Evacuations: Over 700 homes in a 3.2-square-mile areaLilac fire in San Diego CountyAcres burned: 4,100Containment: 0 percentStructures destroyed: 65Evacuations: 23,000 “evacuation messages” sent outLiberty fire in Riverside CountyAcres burned: 300Containment: 60 percentStructures destroyed: 2 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more