Hazard finally touches the ball

first_imgGood news for Real Madrid. Hazard has touched the ball for the first time after his injury (incomplete external microfissure in his right leg) to PSG on November 26. The Belgian, who jumped on the grass last Monday to run, has taken another step in his recovery. This advance in his recovery increases the chances that Hazard can play a few minutes in the Madrid derby on February 1 at 4:00 p.m.The one who has also returned to train alone after his injury is Sergio Ramos. The white captain has performed exercises with and without the ball and is doubtful for next Sunday’s game at 9:00 pm against Valladolid. Meanwhile, Asensio has accompanied Hazard in the recovery exercises. In today’s training, after the victory against Unionists in the 16th Cup, Yesterday’s game holders have made a continuous career to regain strength. After the warm-up, the whites carried out tactical, possession and pressure work, definition exercises and ended with a match in a small field.last_img read more

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Redevelopment of Gold Coast Airport LIFTs off

first_imgArtist’s Impression – Indicative OnlySouth East Queensland and Northern New South Wales will benefit from a proposed multimillion dollar investment in the Gold Coast Airport under a plan which will address current peak hour capacity issues and meet forecast demand up to 2023.The proposed redevelopment, named Project LIFT (Lets Invest for Tomorrow), comprises redevelopment in the southern portion of the airport and will meet future demand and deliver better services, while creating jobs and other economic opportunities for the future.Stage one of construction is due to commence in early 2016 and includes an initial three new widebodied aircraft stands and a three level terminal development, with provision for up to two aerobridges associated with the new infrastructure.This stage of the proposed redevelopment will be substantially completed in late 2017 prior to the Commonwealth Games, when more than 126,000 visitors, athletes, officials, and media are expected to descend on the Gold Coast.Gold Coast Airport Pty Ltd (GCAPL) Chief Operating Officer David Collins said more than 5.8 million passengers use Gold Coast Airport every year, with leisure-based travel accounting for an estimated 75 per cent of all traffic, making it Australia’s sixth busiest airport.“This redevelopment will ensure more efficient use of terminal space and offer increased capacity, meaning service for travellers is faster and more efficient, with broader retail choice,” he said.“Recent investigations have found the capacity of aircraft parking stands is currently exceeded at peak times, and if no action is taken to provide additional aircraft parking by 2018 access to the airport would need to be restricted.“This could significantly impact the airport’s ability to service future domestic and international passenger demand,” Mr Collins explained.The existing terminal is also experiencing capacity issues during peak hours in the areas of check-in, international arrivals, domestic and international departure lounges, baggage handling, and domestic baggage reclaim.The redevelopment represents an investment of more than AUD$200 million by Queensland Airports Limited (QAL), an Australian owned Queensland-based company which owns and operates Gold Coast Airport as part of its portfolio of airports in the state including Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach.“This significant investment demonstrates our confidence in the Gold Coast and its ongoing role as a major contributor to the Queensland and New South Wales economies,” QAL Managing Director Dennis Chant said.“Project LIFT will allow us to meet forecast demand for the next eight years while also creating additional employment, generating further economic activities, and providing capacity for future growth.” Gold Coast AirportSource = Gold Coast Airportlast_img read more

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Surfs up Direct to Durban

first_imgSurf’s up: Direct to DurbanSurf’s up: Direct to DurbanTravellers hoping to escape the Northern Hemisphere’s shorter days and long, cold nights this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of British Airways’ new direct service.From October 29 holidaymakers will be able to surf their heart out along the Golden Mile, explore the lush green garden province and enjoy golden sun kissed beaches with three direct flights a week from Heathrow to the spectacular South African city.The service will be the only non-stop link between Europe and Durban and flights will be operated by the airline’s newest fleet of aircraft, the Boeing 787-8. The timetable will have a morning arrival into Durban and an evening arrival into Heathrow. The new route comes as British Airways rolls out a £4.5 billion, five-year customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all its customers.Durban is a year-round destination, with sultry summers and mild, dry winters. It has long been a favourite holiday playground for South Africans but will soon be easier than ever for international visitors to enjoy too.Alex Cruz, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, said: “Durban’s warm water, hot summers and laid-back beachy atmosphere make this coastal city the perfect holiday destination. It is a gateway to many nature reserves, parks and historic sites, and has a thriving food, drink and art scene; defining the city as a must-visit for culture and adventure.“Durban is also home to the busiest port in South Africa and is a large manufacturing hub, so the new route will secure another important link between the UK and the region that will be a welcome addition for business travellers.”Sihle Zikalala, Minister for the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, said: “We are proud to be able to showcase the city of Durban to the world through this new British Airways direct flight, the sheer diversity in travel and business opportunities that visitors can access through this gateway into the province of KwaZulu-Natal will unlock enormous potential.“Great Britain and KwaZulu-Natal share a very rich history, and we are excited to be able to rekindle that relationship with the launch of this new route. The investment and trade opportunities presented by this direct flight between Durban and London will undoubtedly add value to our economy.”Tickets are available to buy on ba.com and start from £599 in World Traveller (economy cabin), £1214 in World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and £3199 in Club World (business class). Customers can also choose to cut the cost of flights by using Avios in part payment.British Airways operates a twice daily service from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Johannesburg and flies year-round to Cape Town every day from Terminal 3 and three times a week from Gatwick during the winter season.British Airways has a long-standing partnership with Comair who fly direct from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Durban and six other destinations across South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.For those wanting to escape to the South African sun, British Airways Holidays has the following packages on offer:British Airways Holidays offers flight & five nights stay at the 5* The Oyster Box, from £1199 per person, travelling on selected dates in November. Includes World Traveller return flights from London Heathrow and accommodation with breakfast. Book by May 22. For reservations visit ba.com or call 0844 493 0787.British Airways Holidays offers flight and seven-day care hire from £539 per person, travelling on selected dates in November. Includes World Traveller return flights from London Heathrow and a Mini Manual car. Book by May 22. For reservations visit ba.com/car or call 0844 493 0787.For a weekend guide on what to do in Durban, head here.Source = British Airwayslast_img read more

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