REPRESENTATIVES from China, Kirgizistan and Uzbekistan signed an agreement in the Uzbek capital Toshkent in June for a technical and economic feasibility study into construction of a rail link into western China. According to Uzbek Vice-Premier Rustam Junussows, the three countries also signed an accord on the management of transit traffic between China and the CIS Central Asian states.Rising to over 3000m to cross the Tyan-Shan mountains, the line would link the Uzbek city of Andizhan with the Chinese city of Kashi, which will be the terminus of the South Xinjiang Railway now under construction. The first 50 km will be in Uzbekistan, taking the line to Osh, second biggest city in Kirgizistan. The 600 km from Osh to Irkeshtam will more than double the Kirgizian rail network, before the line crosses into China for a 200 km descent to Kashi.The route is seen as offering a direct link from the Pacific Rim to the Central Asian states and parts of southern Europe. As well as transit traffic, the line is expected to capture local business; South Korea’s automotive group Daewoo already sends 500 containers a month to Andizhan for local assembly. o
ILOILO City – A man was found lifeless inBarangay Ortiz, City Proper. Investigators believe that the victimdied of an illness and ruled out foul play in Calvo’s death./PN Police said it was Calvo’s boarder RheaMae Gallarpe who found him. Calvo sustained no injuries, making thepolice dismiss the possibility of murder. Report said that the victim wassuffering from diabetes. The body of 64-year-old Antonio Calvo, aboardinghouse owner, was discovered around 8 p.m. Nov. 27, police sad.
Fred VanVleet is ready to make his return, but he’ll look a little different when he does.The Raptors guard has been cleared for Monday’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors but will wear a mouthpiece when he takes the court. VanVleet was left with blood streaming down his face in the fourth quarter of Friday’s Game 4 victory after he took an inadvertent elbow from Warriors guard Shaun Livingston.He was clearly dazed on the play and received seven stitches but did not have a concussion, adding Sunday that he hasn’t suffered any symptoms of a concussion since the hit.He did, however, say the facial swelling is bothersome and has left his sight “a little blurry” and his eyes “watering a little at random points.” Other than that, he’s feeling fine.”No symptoms, no concussion,” VanVleet said. “We have great doctors … they’re very annoying. They make sure we’re in the right state of mind before we go out there.”I’m not trying to be a martyr out here. They can give my tooth back. You’re not going to get knocked around like that if you don’t stick your nose in there sometimes. It was an unfortunate play, but it happens. It’s basketball. If you haven’t got your eye cut up or got hit in the mouth a couple times playing basketball then you might be playing it the wrong way.” “I’m a gambler. I gambled and sometimes it comes back to bite you in the butt,” VanVleet said following Sunday’s practice, via The Canadian Press. “All kids out there, wear mouthpieces. It was a weird play and I took an unfortunate shot. Now I will be wearing a mouthpiece for as long as I can manage it.”I’ll probably throw it (away) at some point, but I’m going to try.” Related News VanVleet, 25, has averaged 12.8 points, three assists and 1.5 steals off the bench in the postseason. He posted a playoff career-high 21 points Friday.Toronto, up 3-1, will have a chance to close out the series at home and stop Golden State from winning its third straight championship and fourth in five years.Tipoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET. Kevin Durant injury update: Warriors star (calf) listed as questionable for Game 5 Raptors’ Fred VanVleet gets seven stitches after face bloodied by Shaun Livingston elbow