JUNE 1 saw the formal opening of the fixed rail link across Denmark’s Great Belt. The ceremonies were held at the Halsskov portal on Sjaelland, to which around 400 guests were taken from København by a special train formed of IC3 DMUs. Transport Minister Bjørn Westh (right) made a short speech, after which HRH Queen Margrethe II declared the link open.The 25 km fixed link comprises a 7·9 km tunnel between Sjaelland and the island of Sprogø in the middle of the Belt, and the 6·6 km West Bridge from Sprogø to Funen. It includes two new stations serving Korsør and Nyborg, which replace the old termini alongside the train ferry docks in each town (RG 2.97 p117).The royal opening marks the start of passenger services across the link; freight trains began in April. With the start of the summer timetable DSB has completely restructured its inter-city network to take advantage of the 1h reduction in journey times made possible by the elimination of the train ferry. DSB has one year to capture an increased share of cross-Belt traffic before the parallel road link is completed next June. o
San Jose-based Deep Ocean Engineering (DOE) has announced the addition of a new type of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to its product line, the Phantom X8.This electric, light work-class, vehicle is the largest and most heavy-duty ROV manufactured by DOE and packs a robust design for deep sea maneuverability and power.Deep Ocean Engineering designed the Phantom X8 with deep sea exploration and light intervention in mind.Its performance at depths up to 1,000 meters is adaptable for various underwater tasks in any condition.Applications for the X8 include pipeline inspection/routing, offshore wind farm maintenance, infrastructure repair, survey research and many more.Configured with six vectored horizontal and two vertical 2.2 kW Tecnadyne brushless thrusters, the Phantom X8 has complete control and authority in any given direction, even in the toughest currents, DOE said.For clarity underwater, the Phantom X8 boasts high definition (1080p) front (+/-90°) (pan optional) and rear (low light) cameras with 3 LED lights emitting 30,000 total Lumens with adjustable brightness controlled by the pilot control box or GUI. Auto functions for heading, altitude, depth, and positioning guide and control the ROV for diligent underwater tasks and inspections.
NEW JERSEY, USA (CMC) – Haiti won their third straight match to top Group B but Bermuda made the headlines as they won their first-ever match at the CONCACAF Gold Cup when they blanked hapless Nicaragua 2-0 here Monday.Playing at Red Bull Arena, the Bermudans got second half goals from Lejaun Simmons and Nahki Wells to cap off a dominant display in their final match of the campaign.Following defeats to Haiti and Costa Rica, Bermuda were desperate to take something from their historic outing in the continental competition, but again spurned several chances to take the lead in a goalless first-half.However, their fortune changed in the second half when Simmons gave them the lead in the 60th minute, latching on to a brilliant through ball out of the back, beating defender Josue Quijano with blistering pace before producing a superb low finish past goalkeeper Henry Maradiaga.Bermuda continued to press and were rewarded in the 71st minute through the persistent England-based Nahki Wells who nodded in from close range following Simmons’ cross from the left flank.In the headline game, Duckens Nazon and Djimy-Ben Alexis both netted in the second half as Haiti rebounded from a 0-1 deficit at half-time to beat Costa Rica 2-1.Alvario Saborio had put Costa Rica in front in the 14th minute from close range after the Haitian defence failed to clear a loose ball.However, Nazon led the revival when he equalised from the spot in the 57th minute and Alexis completed the turnaround for the French Caribbean side nine minutes from the end, blasting home a ferocious right-footed volley from a tight angle.Haiti finished on nine points with Costa Rica on six, while Bermuda ended third with three points and Nicaragua last without a point or goal.
Tipp FM will have live coverage of Tipp’s trip to Páirc Uí Rinn on Sunday from 2.50pm, which will be brought to you in association with Donal Ryan Motor Group Nenagh, Thurles & Roscrea and Arrrabawn Store, Tyone, Nenagh. The Premier have already booked their place in the Allianz National League quarter-finals and will find out their last eight opponents this weekend.Tipp conclude their Division 1A campaign with a trip to face Cork on Sunday.Michael is delighted that so many of his objectives have been achieved…
Liverpool have made a £32.5million bid for Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, according to reports.The Reds have triggered the Belgian’s release clause, and the move is expected to be sealed in the coming days.talkSPORT told you earlier this month that Brendan Rodgers’ side were due to complete a deal for the 24-year-old.Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre, in Australia with the Reds’ first-team squad for the second leg of the club’s pre-season tour, has formally submitted their offer.He will now continue discussions with Villa over the finer details of the deal but Liverpool are hopeful of a swift conclusion to enable the Belgium international to join up with Brendan Rodgers’ side as soon as possible. Christian Benteke 1