MEETING in Modane on May 15, French Transport Minister Jean-Claude Gayssot and his Italian counterpart Pier-Luigi Bersani agreed to push ahead with work on the Mont Cenis base tunnel and the Lyon – Torino high-speed line as part of a programme to divert transalpine traffic from road to rail. Despite severe restrictions being put in place on the Mont Blanc road tunnel, which is expected to re-open next spring, freight traffic between France and Italy is expected to double over the next decade. The ministers want rail to take the bulk of the growth, with traffic via the Fréjus corridor increasing to 20 million tonnes a year. To handle this, Fr300m is being spent upgrading the existing line, and a further round of investment is envisaged for 2002-05.A feasibility study for the base tunnel initiated in 1997 is due to be submitted to the Intergovernmental Commission on July 18. The commission has already selected a preferred routing, for which the estimated cost is Fr6bn for the full tunnel and Fr3·8bn for an initial single bore. The ministers have allocated funds for trial bores in the vallée de Suse next year to test the geology, and the money will be matched by an EU grant.Studies will start this month into the best approach to the tunnel from the Chambéry area, and Gayssot expects to confirm the route from Lyon Satolas to Combe de Savoie in the autumn. Bersani hopes to agree a final location for the tunnel exit and a definitive alignment for the Torino bypass in September. Studies are under way for the route between Bussoleno and Torino.The intention is to start work on the base tunnel by 2006 at the latest, and have the line open around 2015.
Pegge Erkeneff with the school district says last year was the first the district tried the early release day schedule which went well according to a survey of parents, students, and faculty. Erkeneff: “We are continuing that again so for six times throughout this school year we’ll have an early release for students so that makes it a maximum day for our staff to work together and work time in small groups. The teachers get together and talk about improvement strategies so that they can be better at what they do.” On Wednesday, October 28, students will be released one and a half hours early and bus schedules will be adjusted. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Students across the peninsula will have a shortened school week with an early release on Wednesday and no school Thursday or Friday. Thursday and Friday, October 29-30, are inservice days meaning no school for students so that parent-teacher conferences can take place.
This led to transfer rumours and Sport have come up with a report of their own on the centre-back.It’s pointed out the 26-year-old has been linked with the Gunners in the last few months and with the north London side looking to bring in a new defender, the France international has always been among the candidates.Sport states ‘Arsenal are one of the clubs that has always been behind the signing of the Barcelona centre-back’.The winter market could possibly open the door, but the report makes it clear there’s been no contacts between the La Liga winners and Mikel Arteta’s side to carry out Umtiti’s transfer.Umtiti has lost his prominence at the Camp Nou and Sport adds he could leave before his current deal runs down in 2023.Mundo Deportivo also have a short report on the player and they claim Arsenal ‘already loved’ Umtiti before he joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016. Those at Barca are of the belief that only Premier League clubs can meet Umtiti’s salary demands.This is clearly all speculation and had Umtiti not been at the match this week it wouldn’t have happened.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndoCNN with DBS BankThe New Role Banks Are PlayingCNN with DBS BankUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndo Arsenal registered a comfortable 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday and Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti was in attendance at the Emirates.