R11bn upgrade for Joburg airport

first_img24 May 2006Johannesburg International Airport is to spend R3.4-billion upgrading security and facilities ahead of the 2010 Football World Cup – and another R8-billion by 2012 on building a new terminal to meet the demand of fast-growing passenger numbers.The upgrades will also ready the airport for handling the giant Airbus A380 and for accommodating the Gautrain rapid rail link between the airport, Johannesburg and Pretoria.The R3.4-billion represent’s the lion’s share of Airports Company South Africa’s (Acsa’s) R5.2-billion infrastructure expansion programme for its three main airports – Joburg, Cape Town and Durban International – and seven smaller airports ahead of 2010.The new R8-billion terminal, according to Business Day, will be built in the open space between two runways at the airport, and will have its own domestic and international check-in facilities to help ease traffic flow and cut processing time at the current main terminal.Joburg International, Africa’s biggest and busiest airport, handled 16.1-million passengers in the year to 31 March, an 11% increase on the year before, and is expected to handle in the region of 21-million passengers a year by 2010.Acsa said in a statement on Monday that a number of key projects at the three airports were already in full swing.Planned projects include a new R1.8-billion central terminal building linking the international and domestic terminals, to enabling central processing – with easy access to the Gautrain – for both domestic and international passengers.A further R218-million will be spent on nine new aircraft stands with air-bridge links directly to the new terminal, four of which will be able to accommodate the double-decker A380.A R512-million “international pier” development will allow for a substantial increase in the number of passengers boarding and disembarking through air bridges, provide additional passenger holding space and offer an expanded duty-free mall for international passengers.R81-million will also be spent on expanding the international departures concourse to “relieve the congestion currently being experienced at the international check-in area,” Acsa said.And a second multi-storey parkade, the first phase of which is scheduled to open in November 2007, will add 5 000 more parking bays to the airport’s current 6 900 bays.Joburg International GM Chris Hlekane told Business Day that security at the airport had already been beefed with the construction of a 25 kilometre perimeter wall and strengthened access control at the gates at total cost of R52.5-million.Cape Town, Durban InternationalAcsa also detailed some of the key projects for South Africa’s second- and third-largest airports, Cape Town and Durban International, both of which have been experiencing pressure from domestic and international traffic growth.At Cape Town International, Acsa plans to spend R900-million on a new central terminal building which will integrate the international and domestic terminals into a single passenger processing unit.The terminal, to be served by air-bridges, will also incorporate an elevated road, similar to Joburg International, which will separate the arrivals from the departures and “change the face of Cape Town International Airport completely”.The airport will also begin construction this year on a R160-million multi-storey parkade with 2 500 parking bays, to add to the R100-million, 2 000-bay parkade just completed.Durban International has also begun construction of a R90-million, 1 500-bay multi-storey parkade (MSP), and plans are in place to expand the airport’s existing terminal and provide more check-in and baggage reclaim facilities.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Places to visit during the Olympics

first_imgTHEATRE & MUSIC 1 – War Horse | The story of a boy and his horse set in World War I (from Rs 4,730, New London Theatre).2 – Chariots of Fire | A must-watch; relive Eric Liddel and Harold Abrahams’ dramatic runs in the 1924 Games (from Rs 2,840, Gielgud Theatre).3 – Henry V | This classic will be featured where Shakespeare originally staged his plays (from Rs 430, The Globe).4 – Matilda the Musical | A little girl takes on nasty powers-that-be at her school (from Rs 1,720, Cambridge Theatre).5 – The BBC Proms | The world’s largest classical music event returns this summer (from Rs 430, Royal Albert Hall).6 – Thriller-Live | This MJ-tribute features the King of Pop’s biggest hits and best dance moves from his early days to his last hurrah (from Rs 3,010, Lyric Theatre).MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS 7 – Mind the Map | A collection of old maps explores London’s evolving public transport (Rs 1,160, Transport Museum).8 – Yoko Ono | John Lennon’s multitalented widow puts on a multimedia art display (Free, Serpentine Gallery).9 – Superhuman | A look at how humans have been enhancing their physical powers from Ancient Egypt to the modern battlefield (Free,Wellcome Collection).10 – Codebreaker: Alan Turing’s Life and Legacy | A celebration of the WWII codebreaker & computing pioneer on his birth centenary (Free, Science Museum).11 – Shakespeare: Staging the World | Interpreting the early 1600s through the Bard’s plays (Rs 1,200, British Museum).12 – Scott’s Last Expedition | Relive the adventure and science of this Antarctic voyage (Rs 770, Natural History Museum).13 – War Story: Serving in Afghanistan | Personal items, videos, photos and war memorabilia from British soldiers serving in Afghanistan (Free, Imperial War Museum).advertisement14 – British Design 1948-2012 | A look at the modern history of British design, from the endearing Mini car to Jonathan Ive’s iMac G3. (Rs 1,160,Victoria & Albert Museum).15 – Another London | An exploration of the capital city through the eyes of some of the biggest names in international photography (Rs 860, Tate Britain).16 – The Nine Eyes of Google Street View | A look at bizzare and unusual photos captured by Google’s roving cameras as they map every street on Earth. (Free, Saatchi Gallery).PARKS & RECREATION 17 – Hyde Park | 4,000 trees, a lake, rose gardens and the Diana Memorial Fountain (Entry Free).18 – Battersea Park | Popular with families and joggers, the park features play areas and the Battersea Children’s Zoo (Entry Free).19 – St James’s Park | Surrounded by three Royal palaces and is home to the Horse Guards Parade and Inn The Park cafe (Entry Free)20 – Regent’s Park | Designed in 1811 by John Nash, it includes stunning rose gardens and the largest outdoor sports area in London, Also find wild birds and the Open Air Theatre (Entry Free).21 – Kensington Gardens | Home to Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and the Princess Diana memorial playground (Entry Free).PUBS AND BRITISH FOOD1 – Hawksmoor Guildhall | Won Best New Restaurant in 2011 (Rs 11,180).2 – Medlar | Local and seasonal produce with a twist (Rs 3,440).3 – Dog & Duck | Favourite with locals.4 – Ye Olde Mitre | Has been in business since 1546 and oozes charm!FINE DINING5 – Dinner by Heston Blumenthal | Has a creative take on British food (Rs 6,880).6 – Rasoi | This Michelin-starred Indian restaurant is a can’t miss'(Rs 6,450).7 – Hakkasan | It continues to redefine Chinese cuisine (Rs 11,180).8 – Restaurant Gordon Ramsay | One of the UK’s best. Period (Rs 10,750).VEGETARIAN FOOD9 – Vanilla Black | Won a Michelin star for its inventive cuisine (Rs 4,300).10 – Itadaki Zen | Serves pure vegan Japanese fusion food (Rs 2,580).11 – Woodlands Restaurant | Dishes out south and north Indian fare (Rs 3,010).12 – Food For Thought | Has stayed a favourite for 40 years (Rs 2,150)SHOPPING13 – Neal’s Yard Dairy | Stocks specialist cheeses from 70 farms in Britain.14 – The Spice Shop | Has more than 2,500 spices from all over the world.15 – Twinings | This shop has been selling top-quality teas for centuries.16 – Berry Bros & Rudd | Stocks rare, high-quality wines and spirits.17 – Borough Market | Offers high quality meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees and pastries.18 – Alfie’s Antique Market | Stocks silver, furniture, paintings, jewellery, ceramics and vintage clothes.19 – Portobello Road | It’s known for jewellery, art, vintage clothes and more.20 – Grays Antique Markets | Has a reputation for expertise and choice with more than 80 dealers.21 – Debenhams | Stocks affordable ranges from British designers.22 – Fortnum & Mason | Sells quality food, luggage, homeware and clothes and is official grocer to the Queen.23 – Marks & Spencer | Stocks affordable lingerie, clothing, flowers, toiletries, furniture and fabrics.24 – Primark | Popular for its highly affordable, popularstyled clothing.25 – Selfridges | This regular big box stocks everything you’d ever want.advertisement26 – Harrods | Offers food, fashion, furniture and special services like pet care.27 – Sales and Promotions | Look out for bumper discounts that major stores at Oxford Street will have on offer for tourists.THE BEST OF LONDON28 – Best View | Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park is one of the city’s poshest addresses and offers stunning panoramas of central London.29 – Best of Old London | Built in 1066, the Tower of London holds the crown jewels.30 – Best of Tradition | Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, a centuries-old tradition that takes place daily at 11:30 am.31 – Best Fish & Chips | Sea Shell of Lisson Grove has been serving up this most traditional of all British snacks for more than 30 years.32 – Best Afternoon Tea | The Palm Court at the 140-year-old Langham London hotel is where this very British tradition was born.33 – Best Chocolates | Paul A Young mixes odd flavours with classic techniques. Tomato, basil and olive oil chocolate, anyone?34 – Best Martini | Egerton House in Knightsbridge combines a discrete location, theatric barmen and exceptional service.35 – Best Irish Pub | Waxy O’ Connor’s serves up traditional Guinness with good food and a cavernous interior.36 – Best Nightclub | Ministry of Sound attracts 5,000 party-goers every weekend. Dance your shoes off!37 – Best Shopping for Women | Soho has affordable fashion stores like H&M, Mango and Zara galore. Grab that bargain.38 – Best Shopping for Teens | Topshop is a teen shopper’s dream come true with the latest fashion off the runways.39 – Best Ethical Shopping | Alara serves up organic, vegetarian and vegan foods, plus cosmetics and household products.40 – Best Perfume Shop | Les Senteurs stocks products that use natural essences and quality ingredients.last_img read more

India Vs West Indies 2nd T20 Live Streaming: How to Watch on Hotstar, JioTV, Star Sports, Airtel TV

first_imgThe West Indies were expected to do well in the T20 internationals, but a five-wicket loss in the first outing of the three-match rubber against dominant India showed the script might not change when the two sides clash in the second contest at the Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Tuesday.India have won the Test series 2-0 and ODIs 3-1 in an utterly lopsided fashion. On Sunday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the current world T20 champions were restricted to a paltry 109/8 by Rohit Sharma and company.The Windies bowlers did well to reduce India to 54/4 at the halfway stage before seasoned stumper Dinesh Karthik (31 not out; 34 b, 3×4, 1×6) and debutant Krunal Pandya (21 not out; 9b, 3×4) got the home side over the line.India’s last win against the West Indies before Sunday came was way back on March 23, 2014 in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.Preview – India look to capture Twenty20 International series vs West Indies in LucknowThe win for India came despite the absence of talismanic regular captain Virat Kohli.Rohit, who has an enviable record at the Eden, failed on Sunday and would look to make up for it with a big score on Tuesday.Besides Rohit, opener Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey also had a bad day in office in the series opener.Karthik kept his cool and played a crucial knock along with an unbeaten cameo from Krunal to steer India home in 17.5 overs.advertisementLucknow will be hosting its first international match at the newly-built stadium.Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was at his lethal best on Sunday with superb figures of 3/13 from his four overs, while left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (1/16) and Pandya (1/15) were also impressive.Read – From golgappa-loving Delhi boy to lean, mean and fit: Harbhajan recalls Kohli’s transitionIndia will also be bolstered by the return of pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed the first T20 due to gastric problems.West Indies, on the other hand, would be desperate to get back to the winning ways. The shortest format is where they do well on a regular basis with their players plying their trade in T20 leagues around the globe as well as the Caribbean Premier League.India vs West Indies Live Streaming, 2nd T20 Match: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast on TV and OnlineWhat time does the 2nd T20I between India vs West Indies start?2nd T20I starts at 7 PM IST on November 6, Tuesday at the Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.What TV channel and live stream is the 2nd T20I between India and West Indies Live Streaming on?Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi Commentary. Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV will live stream India vs West Indies match.Where will the 2nd T20I between India and West Indies be played?The 2nd T20I between India and West Indies will be played at the Bharat Ratan Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium in Lucknow from 7 PM IST.Where can I watch the India vs West Indies 2nd T20I live?The match will be shown in Star Sports network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the India vs West Indies 2nd T20I?You can follow our ball-by-ball-updates of the match between India vs West Indies from our live blog on indiatoday.in.What are the squads for the 2nd T20I between India and West Indies?India: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, K Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem.West Indies: Carlos Brathwaite (Capt), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Sherfane Rutherford, Oshane Thomaslast_img read more

10 days agoWest Brom still waiting for Barcelona to cough up for Louie Barry

first_imgWest Brom still waiting for Barcelona to cough up for Louie Barryby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Brom are still waiting for Barcelona to cough up for Louie Barry.England youth international Barry rejected a three-year contract at The Hawthorns to join Barcelona in July, says the Express & Star.The Spanish giants have to pay just £235,000 for the youngster – a figure set by FIFA for 16-year-olds who move abroad.But last month it was revealed the Baggies were considering reporting the La Liga side to football’s world governing body due to their failure to stump up the cash.Barcelona had also failed to respond to Albion’s requests for the money.Now it is understood the two clubs are in dialogue over the cash. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Heat wave Hot shooting leads OSU past Gophers

As Ohio State honored its 1960 national champion men’s basketball team on Sunday, the day seemed destined to be more about the past than the present. The 2010 Buckeyes didn’t appear to get the memo.Against a Minnesota team that had beaten them just three weeks ago, the Buckeyes shot 63 percent from the field and routed the Gophers 85-63 in one of their best performances of the season.Sophomore guard William Buford, who has been dealing with the effects of a root canal he underwent last week, scored a career-high 26 points. Buford made four-of-five from beyond the 3-point arc and added five rebounds and five assists.“Will’s a very tough kid,” coach Thad Matta said. “I thought he played extremely well today.”Juniors Evan Turner and Jon Diebler each scored 19 points of their own, and Turner handed out a game-high eight assists.The 19 points were the most Diebler has scored since the first week of January. He connected on five of his nine 3-point attempts, and it was one of the few times since the Big Ten season started that Diebler was able to get into a rhythm offensively.“I thought we played well all day,” Diebler said. “When Evan [Turner] and Will are playing like they are, they draw so much attention. It just got me some good looks today.”As for the Gophers, they have dropped four of their last five games and, in the process, have shown their “worst defensive effort in a long time,” coach Tubby Smith said.“It was a game that we really didn’t give ourselves a chance to win today,” Smith said. “Ohio State is a very talented team and they are playing well right now, but we’re not.”The win was OSU’s 13th win in as many tries at Value City Arena this season. The undefeated home record is something that Diebler said his team prides itself on.“Just having the fans that we have makes it a tough place to play,” Diebler said. “It’s tough to play on the road in the Big Ten, and you have to protect your home court. I think we’ve done a good job of that this year.”But for Turner, it was more than just a normal home game. The Buckeye point guard said that with the 1960 team looking on, he and his teammates knew they couldn’t disappoint. Fortunately for Turner, they didn’t.“I’m sure everybody could feel the presence of them,” Turner said. “It was just a big day; it was huge.”After the game, Turner was asked if perhaps this performance was a sign of things to come. Is it possible that, 50 years from now, his team will be celebrating the anniversary of its own championship?“That would be pretty cool,” Turner said. “You never know.” read more

Cottersponsored bill increases competitive bidding for townships

first_img19Dec Cotter-sponsored bill increases competitive bidding for townships As part of the road funding bill package that moved through the state Legislature today, the Michigan House approved a bill to encourage competitive bidding on local road improvement projects.“This bill is about making sure future road projects are more efficient and more transparent with our taxpayer dollars,” said state Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant. “Speaking with local officials, I continue to hear how important it is that we transform our state’s competitive bidding requirements to help local road dollars go further. I know how important it is for our townships to see a good return on their investment, and it is great to work alongside local officials to make sure our tax dollars do as much as possible.”House Bill 4251, sponsored by Cotter, allows townships and local units of government who contribute 50 percent or more to a road project to require the county road commission competitively bid the project and award the contract to a responsive and reasonable best value bidder.HB 4251 is a key part of a large bill package to reform Michigan’s transportation infrastructure. Other bills in the road plan include HBs 4539, 4630, 5167, 5460, 5477, 5492, 5493, and Senate Bill 847. Visit GOPHouse.org/permanent-roads-solution/ to learn more about the package.The bills now head to the governor for his signature.### Categories: Newslast_img read more