Osaka opens cross-city link

first_imgMARCH 8 sees the inauguration of a 12·3 km cross-city rail link in the Japanese city of Osaka. Built by a public-private third sector company, the Katafuku line links existing JR West stations at Kyobashi and Amagasaki. The route includes 10·2 km in tunnel under the heart of the city. There are seven intermediate stations including interchanges to the metro at Eibe/Nodo-Hanshin, Kita-Shinchi and Temmangu. Services will be worked by JR West under the Tozai line branding. Trains from the Kobe and Takarazuka lines west of Osaka will be diverted to the new route at Amagasaki and continue east from Kyobashi onto the Gakken-toshi line. Around 160 trains a day in each direction will use the link, providing 8 trains/h off-peak and up to 13 trains/h at peak times.Osaka’s small-profile linear-motored Tsurumi-Ryokuchi metro line has been extended 5·7 km to Shinsaibashi. The former inner-city terminus at Katamachi has closed, and the line has been diverted to interchange with the Tozai line at Kyobashi. The extension then serves Osaka Business Park and loops south of the city centre, connecting with JR West’s Osaka Loop line and the Chuo metro line at Morinoyima and with three other metro lines. olast_img read more

2020 Ryder Cup Postponed Until Next Year

first_imgThe 2020 Ryder Cup has been postponed for a year because the coronavirus pandemic means the event cannot be staged safely with spectators present.The event between the United States and Europe was due to be held at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin on 25-27 September.But the biennial event has now been rescheduled for 24-26 September 2021. “The spectators make it a unique and compelling event and playing without them was not a realistic option,” said PGA of America chief Seth Waugh.“It became clear that as of today, our medical experts and the public authorities in Wisconsin could not give us certainty that conducting an event responsibly with thousands of spectators in September would be possible.“Given that uncertainty, we knew rescheduling was the right call.”Professional men’s golf in the US has resumed behind closed doors but players have said the Ryder Cup should not go ahead without fans.The European Tour announced that the qualification process for the European team has been frozen until the beginning of 2021.And the next Ryder Cup to be held in Europe has been pushed back a year with Rome now set to host the event in 2023.Europe skipper Padraig Harrington said rescheduling the tournament was the correct decision.“When you think of the Ryder Cup you think of the distinctive atmosphere generated by the spectators, such as around the first tee at Le Golf National two years ago,” said the 48-year-old Irishman.“If that cannot be responsibly recreated at Whistling Straits in September, then it is correct that we all wait until it can be.”US captain Steve Stricker, 53, echoed Harrington’s sentiments, and added: “We want to stage a Ryder Cup that will rival all other Ryder Cups in my home state of Wisconsin.”In 2018 Europe regained the trophy with a 17½-10½ win over USA in the 42nd edition of the biennial competition.Meanwhile, there has been a knock-on effect from the rescheduling with next September’s Presidents Cup – between the US and a Rest of the World team – at Quail Hollow also now postponed for a year.The Wells Fargo Championship will be played at its traditional venue at Quail Hollow in 2021 and at TPC Potomac in 2022, during Presidents Cup year.The PGA Tour in the US has played four events behind closed doors following the shutdown enforced by coronavirus, despite a handful of positive tests, while the European Tour will resume on 22 July with the first of six successive UK events.The number of daily coronavirus cases is rising again in the US with fears it could reach 100,000 per day.Only three of the four annual men’s majors are scheduled to take place in 2020 – all of them in the United States – after the Open Championship, due to be played from 15-18 July at Royal St George’s in Kent, was cancelled.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Asian Games: Another bronze for PH courtesy of pencak silat

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college READ: Asian Games: PH wins 2 more bronzes in pencak silat Indonesia’s Puspa Arumsari went home with the gold medal with 467 points while Singapore’s Nurzuhairah Mohammad Yazid edged out Regalado for the silver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’As of posting, the Philippines is in 16th place with 14 medals including three golds. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Tricks of the trade? Hamilton worried by Ferrari extra speed LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced FILE – Cherry May Regalado of the Philippines competes in the women’s seni artistry regu putri event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kompleks Sukan Bukit Kiara in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLThe Philippines bagged another bronze medal in pencak silat courtesy of Cherry May Regalado in the women’s single division in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.Regalado delivered the country’s 11th bronze medal on Monday, a day after fellow Filipino bets Dines Dumaan and Jeffersoon Loon also got third-place finishes in pencak silat.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more