New-look Bok backline to face Lions in decider

first_img Kurt-Lee Arendse Subscribe to our weekly newsletters? Jesse Kriel Mark Keohane and Zelim Nel are back in ‘The War Room’, this time plugging speedsters into the Springbok backline that takes on the British & Irish Lions.The show is based on the premise that the Bok starting XV from the 2019 Rugby World Cup final are all unavailable and need to be replaced. Fullback was on the menu in episode one and Frans Steyn was a unanimous decision to replace Willie le Roux. Now the fellas tackle the wing and midfield positions.In the car or at the office? Listen to the podcast below:SA Rugby Magazine · New-Look Bok backline to face LionsYou’re up, coach! First pick your wings and then follow the link at the bottom of the page to choose your centres. This poll has ended (since 1 month). 10.59% Published on April 18, 2021 38.58% 7.36% Seabelo Senatla Pick both your Bok wings! Sergeal Petersen 2.08% ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero Wars|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCombat Siege GamePlay this Game for 1 Minute and see why everyone is addicted.Combat Siege Game|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Now click HERE to pick your Bok centres!Remember to leave your details below to gain an extra entry to possibly win a Bok jersey. ‘ Stravino Jacobs ‘ ‘ Posted in British & Irish Lions, Springboks, Top headlines, Videos Tagged andre esterhuizen, British and Irish Lions, Cheslin Kolbe, Cornal Hendricks, Jan Serfontein, jesse kriel, Kobus van Wyk, Makazole Mapimpi, Seabelo Senatla, sergeal petersen, Springboks, tyrone green, Wandisile Simelane, wes goosen 5.14% World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndo 3.32% Wandisile Simelane Tyrone Green 8.08% Post by Zelim Nelcenter_img ‘ GrammarlyAvoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarly|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoThree new faces to join Bok alignment campsSA Rugby MagUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 2.09% Yaw Penxe GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Delivery Address 2.74% Name Sbu Nkosi Mobile Number Wes Goosen Email Subscribe to our promo mailers?  7900  366 Cornal Hendricks ‘ 熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 6.32% 5.62% BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo New-look Bok backline to face Lions in decider Raymond Rhule 2.52% Shirt Size Courtnall Skosan 5.56%last_img read more

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Daily Postcard: Fall Comes To Downtown Los Alamos

first_imgDaily Postcard: Fall colors decorate the trees along Central Avenue Friday in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFall colors highlight trees Friday on Central Avenue near Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFall colors are visible in trees along Bathtub Row Friday near Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img

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​DB set for emergency funding package as losses mount

first_imgA survey of 1 000 adults by transport and aerospace research body DLR found an almost unanimous response that people felt ‘as comfortable or more comfortable’ in a private vehicle than on a bus, tram or train. Lead researcher Prof Barbara Lenz suggested that ‘public transport is one of the big losers. Whether local transport, long-distance transport, car sharing or plane: the use collapses, at the same time people feel much less comfortable with the use or with the idea of using it. The more often they use public transport in everyday life, the greater the discomfort in the current situation.’ GERMANY: Emergency support to help Deutsche Bahn weather the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to come in the form of another equity injection, according to proposals being drawn up by the federal government ahead of a DB board meeting on May 15.Research by the federal transport and finance ministries suggests that DB AG could take a hit of between €11bn and €13·5bn. The government is looking at covering up to 80% of this through the capital increase, subject to approval under EU state aid rules. Last year the government announced plans to inject €1bn a year into the group over the next decade to support accelerated infrastructure spending.‘Digital ready’According to our sister publication Rail Business, the capital injection would be split broadly 50:50 between capital expenditure and ongoing support for operations and, maintenance of the infrastructure.While the precise details are still being finalised, some broad trends are clear. The transport ministry is looking to accelerate delivery of projects outlined in the €86bn 2020-29 modernisation programme agreed last year. Key elements include signalling enhancements and measures to make the railway ‘digital ready’ ahead of a wider roll-out of ETCS, traffic management systems and digital interlockings.The extra funding would help to cover a shortfall in the expected contributions to the programme from infrastructure manager DB Netz, which has seen a significant drop in track access revenues as fewer trains are running across the network.Long-distance traffic in freefall#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# A similarly bleak picture is emerging across the rest of the DB group. According to Handelsblatt, the scale of the losses both in DB’s domestic business and at its international subsidiaries such as Arriva could require the federal government to take even more extensive action, possibly by raising DB AG’s borrowing limit above its current €25·4bn ceiling.A particular area of concern is the DB Fernverkehr inter-city passenger operation, where ridership has collapsed to just 10% of pre-crisis volumes. Nevertheless, the operator continues to run approximately 75% of its trains, insisting that it has a public service requirement to do so, even though all long-distance passenger trains in Germany are operated on a strictly commercial basis, with no subsidy permitted.Private operators respondThe continued operation of DB’s IC and ICE services has prompted a rebuke from German private operators’ association Mofair and European independent operators’ alliance AllRail.On May 8, the two groups issued a statement claiming that ‘despite the extremely low demand in the crisis, DB still maintained 73% to 75% of its scheduled services. This has resulted in a lot of hot air being transported through Germany for no reason. Being a limited company, any responsible corporate governance at DB Fernverkehr would have meant that it attempted to minimise the impending financial damage from Covid-19, just as the privately owned long distance operators did.’The concern among private operators is that there is some form of tacit state backing for DB’s operating business, despite the regulatory requirements. ‘Whatever the situation, DB and the German government must make it transparent and understandable how much money is needed for which purposes. The real objective cannot be to support those DB subsidiaries that compete with privately owned entities; instead financial support must be fair for all companies’, explained Mofair’s Managing Director Christian Schreyer.DB Fernverkehr is reportedly on course to lose at least €2bn this year, which will be compounded by losses at DB’s station retail division, reflecting the near total closure of shops and cafes at passenger hubs across the country.Germans revert to the carDB Chairman Richard Lutz says that he does not expect traffic levels to recover until 2022, although wider research about attitudes to public transport in Germany paints an even gloomier outlook.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#center_img #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

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