ARGENTINA: Infrastructure authority Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura has awarded contracts to undertake Phase 3 of the track renewals programme on the 1 000 mm gauge Belgrano network.Divided into four lots worth 3∙5bn pesos, Phase 3 covers 300 km including route C12 from Joaquín V González to Metán, as well as route C8 from Metán to Las Cejas. In total, 217 km are to be upgraded in the province of Salta, 16 km in Santiago del Estero and 67 km in Tucumán.‘When the work is complete in 2019, we are going to have much more competitive logistics which is going to help the economy of the whole of northwest Argentina to develop’, said Trenes Argentinos Infraestructura President Guillermo Fiad.
Photo: Darko Stojanovic / PixabaySeveral tournaments organized by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) have been postponed, the FIBA announced on Tuesday.In a statement released on Tuesday, FIBA stated that in the women’s strongest tournament, FIBA Euroleague, the final decisions on the upcoming season will be made at a meeting of club and league representatives.However, FIBA indicated that all parties involved will work to start the tournament on time – the end of September and the beginning of October. However, the course of the tournament may be affected by travel restrictions imposed by several countries related to the spread of Covid-19.The most titled women’s team “TTT Rīga” from Latvia will take part in this tournament.Also in the tournament will be Galatasaray from Istanbul, represented by Anete Steinberg, as well as Elina Babkin’s team from Nadezhda in Orenburg (Russia) and Gdynia’s “Arka” (Poland) trained by Gundars Vētra.Meanwhile, the FIBA Eurocup qualifiers will take place on December 10 and 17, instead of September 24 and October 1, as previously planned. The first games of the season are planned for January 7.Anse Aizsila, represented by Qualen, will meet Mangelen’s “Kangoroes” (Belgium) with the Clarinos unit from Tenerife, Spain.The main tournament will feature Castors Braine (Belgium) from Kate Krēsliņa and Umana Reyer (Italy) from Laura Meldere.The men’s tournament FIBA Eurocup will start the new season on January 6.During the regular season, the format will remain the same – the teams are divided into six groups of four each. The next round will be reached by the two best teams in each group.FIBA indicated that all three of the above competitions are likely to be played in a “bubble” previously seen in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL).This idea will be discussed at the next FIBA board meeting in October.It is also known that the Latvian U-20 national team will hold the European Championship in Division B on July 16-25 in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, but for the U-18 national team the European Championship in Division B from July 30 to August 8 is planned in the Romanian city of Oradea.The European U-20 Women’s Championship will be decided at the FIBA Board meeting scheduled for November, while the U-18 European Women’s Championship will take place in Heraklion, Greece. The tournament is scheduled for July 24 to August 1.
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