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As JR Central prepares for a stock market listing in October, President Yoshiyuki Kasai tells Murray Hughes that the Chuo Shinkansen superconducting maglev line will only be built as a strategic national project,WHEN THE Great Hanshin earthquake struck the Kobe region of Japan on January 17 1995, services on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen were badly disrupted. While JR Central’s Tokaido Shinkansen did not suffer serious damage to its structures, services were affected because of the disruption to through operation on the Sanyo Shinkansen. One result was serious disruption to the government’s plans to list both JR West and JR Central on the Tokyo stock market. While JR West has now passed that milestone (p307), JR Central is the last of the three JR companies on Honshu to remain state-owned.When I asked JR Central President Yoshiyuki Kasai how far preparations had progressed towards privatisation, it was clear that a firm timetable has been set: ‘We believe that we shall be listed in October’, he said. ‘We have top priority among all the government corporations to be moved into the private sector.’ Kasai felt ‘that the stock market in Tokyo will not improve, but I understand that listing will take place as scheduled.’Kasai had no regrets about being third in the queue of the mainland JR companies. ‘It is very fortunate that the others were ahead of us – they have experienced big fluctuations in the stock market, and we are lucky we don’t have that problem.’Kasai said that listing would not produce great advantages to his company: ‘any profit that we could make would all be used to pay off the debts of the former national railway through JNR Settlement Corp.’ But he felt that there would be some positive benefits: ‘we can prove to the general public that JR Central is sound and healthy in terms of its management foundations, that we are sound enough to be listed. Generally speaking, there will be a financial improvement, but JR Central is so well known that it will be hard to improve our reputation.’Maglev plansWhile preparations move ahead for the transfer to the private sector, Kasai has under his control what is arguably Japan’s most ambitious infrastructure project – the superconducting maglev line that he believes will one day form the Chuo Shinkansen over the inland route between Tokyo and Osaka.Kasai expects to receive confirmation that magnetic levitation is technically feasible as a passenger-carrying mode in 1999. Assuming that the engineers at the Yamanashi test site (p299) agree, I asked Kasai what the likely cost of the Chuo Shinkansen would be if it were built as a maglev line, and how that would compare with the price of a conventional steel-wheel steel-rail shinkansen.’The construction cost of the experimental maglev line is a kind of development cost’, said Kasai. ‘It is slightly higher than the cost of building an experimental steel-wheel shinkansen line, but we expect that the price of building a line for commercial operation will fall as development progresses. There are significant benefits in operating at the speed of 500 km/h, and in terms of maintenance we believe that maglev has advantages because of its non-contact nature. The steel-wheel steel-rail railway has reached a state of near perfection, so I do not think that a major breakthrough is possible.’Kasai said that ‘with the Nozomi and Series 500 we can of course make improvements in peripheral technologies, but a real breakthrough can only come through novel technology. So we believe it is important to use our resources to allow the budding of new technologies which will grow, flower and bear fruit in the 21st century.’Kasai believes that the Chuo Shinkansen is ‘strategically important – if we rely solely on the Tokaido Shinkansen, which is an essential tool of the Japanese economy, it remains highly vulnerable, as proved by the Great Hanshin earthquake.’Pointing out that ‘the Tokaido Shinkansen cost about ´400bn to build’ (at the time of construction), and that ‘revenue has covered costs from the earliest days’, Kasai describes the line as ‘unprecedentedly profitable’, but warns that ‘all the benefits and profit we can enjoy are used up repaying JNR’s debt’ – currently ´5500bn.Kasai suggests that JR Central’s managerial freedom in constructing the Chuo Shinkansen will be minimal. Warning that completion of the route ‘would not generate a dramatic rise in the number of passengers for JR Central’, he says ‘supply capacity will increase, so there will be little internal benefit – the Chuo Shinkansen cannot be a profit centre for JR Central.’ This is why he believes the line ‘should be constructed based on national economic perspectives as a national project.’Kasai says that ‘half the passengers now using the Tokaido Shinkansen will transfer to the Chuo Shinkansen, and they will represent two-thirds of all the Chuo Shinkansen traffic.’ He feels it is vital that ‘both corridors need to be managed together in such a way that both are in black figures.’So there is no question of making construction of the Chuo Shinkansen a commercial proposition in strict profit terms? ‘That’s right’, said Kasai. ‘When we look at the world’s infrastructure – airports, ports, highways – there are no profitable infrastructure investments so far apart from the Tokaido Shinkansen. They are all national projects.’If the Chuo project was being treated as one of national importance, had a target date been set for the line to be built? ‘No’, came the reply, ‘construction would depend on future economic growth, budget constraints and the decision-making capability of a future government. Although the project is important for national economic security, my understanding is that we are not in a very favourable state at the moment.’Kasai cited the history of the Tokaido Shinkansen. It was approved by the Diet in 1939, and construction work continued until 1942 before the war caused it to be abandoned. ‘Work resumed in 1959, and because so much was done pre-war, the line took less than five years to complete. A major project may take 10 to 20 years to plan, another 10 to build, and 20 to 30 more years may be needed to recover the cost. So we have to have a long-term perspective for railway projects – and I cannot give you a precise answer.’I asked Kasai when the remaining 25 km of the experimental Yamanashi test guideway would be completed. He believed that ‘confirmation of the practicality of using maglev for regular operation can be obtained on the 18·4 km priority section, but the remaining 25 km is necessary for long-term endurance tests, and a decision to build it will be made after considering the results of the experiments on the priority section.’ CAPTION: The 18·4 km priority section of the 42·8 km experimental maglev line in Yamanashi prefecture has been completed. Kasai says that the remaining 25 km will be needed for long-term endurance tests, and a decision to build it ‘will be made in consideration of the results of the experiments on the priority section’CAPTION: JR Central President Yoshiyuki Kasai with Railway Gazette International Editor Murray Hughes after a test ride on the Series 300XCAPTION: Experience gained with JR Central’s record-holding 300X experimental train will be translated into the design of the future Series 700 units. A Series 100 set passes the test train at MaibaraChuo Shinkansen sera un ‘projet national’Alors que JR Central se prépare à être coté en bourse en octobre, le Président, Yoshiyuki Kasai, explique à Murray Hughes que la ligne supraconductrice à sustentation magnétique Chuo Shinkansen sera construite un jour comme un projet stratégique national, apportant avec elle la sécurité économique d’une artère de transport autre que le Tokaido Shinkansen entre Tokyo et Osaka. Kasai pense que tous les essais nécessaires pour confirmer la faisabilité technique du projet peuvent être effectués sur le tronçon prioritaire de 18·4 km de la voie expérimentale dans la préfecture de YamanashiChuo Shinkansen wird ein ‘staatliches Projekt’ seinNun, da JR Central die Zulassung an der B?€?rse im Oktober vorbereitet, teilt Präsident Yoshiyuki Kasai Murray Hughes mit, daß die Chuo Shinkansen als Magnetbahn eines Tages als ein strategisches staatliches Projekt gebaut wird, das zur Tokaido Shinkansen die wirtschaftliche Sicherheit einer alternativen Verkehrsader zwischen Tokio und Osaka gewährleisten soll. Kasai ist der Ansicht, daß alle notwendigen Tests zur Erstellung der technischen Machbarkeit auf dem bereits fertiggestellten 18·4 km langen Abschnitt der Versuchsstrecke in der Yamanashi-Präfektur durchgeführt werden k?€?nnenChuo Shinkansen ser? un ‘proyecto nacional’JR Central se prepara para su salida a la bolsa en Octubre. Su presidente Yoshiyuki Kasai conversa con Murray Hughes sobre la línea de superconducción por levitación magnética Chuo Shinkansen, la cual ser? construida como proyecto nacional estratégico, suministrando la seguridad económica que proporciona gozar de una segunda arteria de transporte alternativa al Tokaido Shinkansen entre Tokyo y Osaka. Kasai cree que todas las pruebas necesarias para confirmer la viabilidad técnica del proyecto se podr? n realizar en la sección prioritaria de 18·4 km ya completada de la vía experimental en la prefactura de Yamanashi
By Jacob Blair OSBORN, Mo. – Similarly to most other tracks in the region, US 36 Raceway has been forced to cancel events regularly during the 2019 season. Due to the rainouts, US 36 Raceway officials have made some minor adjustments to the schedule along with rescheduling Modified Madness to June 21. As mentioned, Modified Madness has been rescheduled for June 21. IMCA Modifieds will battle for $1,000 to win while Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods have $500 on the line. The Joe Crist Memorial Stock Car Shootout remains on July 26 and headlines the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. All regular classes will battle the high banks along with the Stock Cars. This Friday, June 7 will remain the same as all weekly classes will tackle the high banks on Westfall GMC Night at the Races. The IMCA Modifieds will race for $1,000 to win in a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. It is also CARB Night, Cletus Murray Remembrance Night and Kids Night. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are on the July 12 card. The first adjustment to the schedule comes on June 14 with the Bud Shootout. The Sprint Series of Nebraska headlines the event and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are also racing. The change comes as IMCA Modifieds have been added to the program making this a can’t miss night. The remainder of the schedule remains the same as Aug. 2 brings another edition of the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season with all regular classes. US 36 Raceway is closed Aug. 9 and the 2019 season champions will be decided on Aug. 16. The Wayne Hicks Memorial SportMod Shootout has been moved up to June 28, from its previous July 12 date. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods headline the night as all regular classes, which include the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. July 5 will see the return of the Sprint Series of Nebraska along with the IMCA Modifieds. July 19 sees no change as all regular classes will continue season championship battles. US 36 Raceway will welcome everyone for the inaugural Missouri IMCA Nationals. On Oct. 9 through Oct. 12, some of the best in IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will challenge the fast raceway. Full details of the event will be released at a later date.
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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The 23-year-old Obiena, who suffered a career-threatening injury on the eve of his departure for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, surpassed the biennial meet’s gold medal standard in pole vault twice over the weekend in Europe.Obiena cleared 5.45 meters in the Golden Spike competitions on June 13 in the Czech Republic, surpassing the 5.35m gold medal effort of Thailand’s Porranot Purshong in last year’s SEA Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThree days later, Obiena vaulted to 5.51 at the International Stabboc Spring Meeting at Zweibrucken Westpfalz-Stadium in Germany.Already, athletics chief Philip Ella Juico said the University of Santo Tomas Electronics and Communications Engineering major is ready for the Asian Games in Jakarta this August. Ernest John Obiena is moving on from his Southeast Asian Games heartbreak last year.And he’s got new records to show for it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “EJ’s amazing performance brings him within striking distance of a podium finish in the Asian Games, where the record for the gold medal was 5.65 done in Hiroshima, and 5.70 in the Asian championship in Manila in 2003,” Juico said.Obiena finished seventh in a field of 12 in the German meet where two Chinese vaulters finished ahead of the Filipino, Bokai Huang (5.61m) and Jin Yao, who also cleared 5.51m but made the height in his first attempt.It was only the third competition for Obiena since he started recovering from ACL injury. He is based in Formia, Italy, since last month. He will compete in more European meets before flying to Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT 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 award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding E-Painters, Aces, Bolts battle for top two View comments
Two teenagers have been rushed to hospital after being struck by a bus on the outskirts of Mountcharles village.The incident happened just before 5pm on the Mountcharles to Inver road.Gardai have confirmed they are carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Both boys have been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.The road is currently closed for a technical examination and diversions are in place. Breaking: Two teens hospitalised after being struck by bus was last modified: October 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buscrashGardaiMOUNTCHARLES
Diego Costa’s fifth goal in four games hauled Chelsea level after a frustrating first half. John Terry’s clumsy own goal saw Swansea lead after 11 minutes but an out-of-sorts Blues began to dominate possession and territory and levelled through Costa’s 45th-minute header from a Cesc Fabregas corner.Swansea settled much better after a frantic opening 10 minutes and led when Ki Sung-Yeung’s purposeful run freed Neil Taylor on the right and the full-back’s cross was needlessly slid in by Terry.Oscar could easily have levelled from the resumption but dragged a good chance wide from the edge of the box.However, the Welsh side looked the more cohesive and Wayne Routledge and Bafetimbi Gomis both missed good opportunities to double the lead.The Blues, who like Swansea are hoping to extend their 100% league record, found some fluency, with Eden Hazard looking a constant danger despite some ruthless and cynical treatment from the away side.He created several half chances and threatening positions but the closest Chelsea came to an equaliser before Costa struck was when Andre Schurrle’s free-kick was tipped over.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The 31-year-old’s best effort came with a final defeat by David Nalbandian in 2007.Race to London hots upThe hard courts at Bercy will also see the final two places for the World Tour Finals decided, with seven players still hunting a ticket to London.Belgian David Goffin and US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta currently hold the seventh and eighth spots.But Sam Querrey, Kevin Anderson, del Potro, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille all remain in contention.Former US Open champion del Potro has made a stunning late charge after sitting 47th in the points standings only two months ago.The 29-year-old reached the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows, beating Federer on the way, before also making the Shanghai Masters last four and winning in Stockholm ahead of his runner-up effort in Basel.That makes the Argentinian the form man going into Paris, where he will play either Italian Paolo Lorenzi or qualifier Joao Sousa in round two.Frenchman Pouille is also making a last-gasp bid for a place at the eight-man season-ending finals, after beating his compatriot Tsonga to win his third title of the year in Vienna on Sunday.The 23-year-old will have to at least make the final in front of his home crowd, but was given a boost when handed Federer’s place in the draw.Pouille, the only man to win tournaments on clay, grass and hard courts this year, is not seeded to face a top-10 player until the quarter-finals, where he is due to face Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem. /cbb John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Rafael Nadal. AP FILEPARIS, France — Rafael Nadal will be crowned as the year-end world number one if he wins his first match at this week’s Paris Masters, after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament.The two old rivals have both had stunning seasons, returning to form and fitness with two Grand Slam titles each.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I love to play at Bercy, it’s a few times now that I’ve not played there. It’s a tough one but they have to understand that it’s for the cause of staying injury-free and healthy.“I’d like to be fully fit for London and for 2018.”Top seed Nadal, who has a bye for the first round in Paris, just needs to win his opening second-round clash to secure the top ranking heading into next year.The Spaniard, who claimed his 10th French Open title and the US Open crown to take his Grand Slam tally to 16 major titles this season, will start his campaign against either German serve-and-volleyer Mischa Zverev or promising South Korean Hyeon Chung.Despite his love affair with the clay of Roland Garros, Nadal has never won the Paris Masters in five previous attempts at the indoor tournament.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Austria ‘willing to wait’ for SMB top pick Standhardinger Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ But Federer, who could have still usurped Nadal at the top of the rankings with titles in the French capital and at the World Tour Finals in London, pulled out of the final event of the regular season to protect a back problem.The 36-year-old said winning his eighth Swiss Indoors title on Sunday against Juan Martin del Potro left him unfit to play at the Bercy Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I am very sorry to have to pull out of the Paris Masters but my body needs a rest after Basel,” said the Swiss legend.“I’ve played a lot of tennis this year and need to make sure I look after my physical wellbeing if I want to continue to compete at the highest level for years to come. View comments
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus boss Sarri: Maybe people thought I was dumb…?by Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus boss Maurizio Sarri says he’s proving himself flexible after victory over Inter Milan.Sarri had started the game with the 4-3-3 he made his trademark at Napoli and Chelsea, but moved to a 4-3-1-2 at Juventus – similar to the Empoli model.He stated, “Maybe people thought I was dumb… They just had to pay attention. I started with a system at Empoli, then changed it completely. I went to Napoli with one system and transformed it for three years.“I went to Chelsea and played what looked similar, but was in fact a completely different interpretation of it. You have to adapt your tactics to the characteristics of the players.”Sarri fielded Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo together, but only for nine minutes.“At that moment, we were dominating the game and it would’ve been unjust in my view not to win, so we tried that out for a little while.“However, I got the sensation from the touchline that the momentum was turning the other way, so I changed again.”
Kentucky Fans Most Annoying 2Congratulations, Big Blue Nation. According to our readers, you are the most annoying fan base in college sports. Kentucky basketball supporters were voted slightly more annoying than Alabama football fans, 52%-48%, in our championship game this week. Kentucky was our overall No. 1 seed in the tournament, so technically, chalk won out.Here’s the entire bracket, which is now complete. The Final Four included one basketball fan base (Kentucky) and three football fan bases (Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida State). Perhaps the meltdown after UK’s loss to Wisconsin in the Final Four last Saturday contributed to BBN taking the crown.You can check out the voting for the Opening Round here, the Round of 32 here, the Sweet 16 here, the Elite Eight here and the Final Four here.Thanks to everyone who voted throughout the process. Go celebrate, #BBN.