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THE CHAIRMAN of Pakistan’s Railway Board Kurshid Ahmad Khan joined ceremonies at Lahore station on January 15 to dispatch the first cross-border train to India for more than two years. The Samjhauta Express between Lahore and Delhi had been discontinued in 2001.A three-year agreement to restore freight and passenger services was signed by representatives from the two railways at a two-day conference in Delhi on December 18-19. The passenger service will initially operate twice a week between Lahore and Attari, from where Indian Railways will provide connecting services to Amritsar, Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Aligarh, Ilahabad, Saharanpur and Muradabad. Under the agreement, PR will be allowed to open its own ticket offices in the eight cities.PR General Manager Mohammad Iqbal Khatri expected cross-border freight services to resume a few days later.
Harris Corporation’s Falcon Tactical Radios have recently been in popular demand with orders coming from Poland and the Middle Eastern countries. 1. A $7.2 million order to supply a nation in the Middle East with Falcon III® RF-7800S Secure Personal Radios and Falcon II® high-frequency manpack radios. The nation is acquiring the radios to provide security forces with high-performance line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications. 2. A $10 million order to supply the Polish Ministry of National Defense with Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios and Falcon II® AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack radios. 3. A $25 million order from a government in the Middle East for Falcon II® high-frequency tactical radios as part of a military communications modernization program. “Harris offers the world’s most advanced digital HF radio family for delivering highly reliable and secure communications for missions that require beyond-line-of-sight capabilities,’’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “HF radio systems are crucial for delivering up-to-the-minute situational awareness and command and control.’’ The Falcon III RF-7800S is a lightweight body-worn tactical radio that provides full-duplex voice and data communications over two kilometers. Optimized for maximum performance across highly variable environments, the RF-7800S secure personal role radio provides continuous coverage in the 350 to 450 MHz frequency range. The radio offers dual push-to-talk capabilities and allows simultaneous communication for voice, data and video. The Falcon II RF-5800H-MP provides beyond line-of-sight voice and data communications. The RF-5800H provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency band, enabling the warfighter to stay connected even in the harshest conditions, when line-of-sight communications are not an option. It offers advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment, integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers. The Ministry of National Defense is acquiring the AN/PRC-117G multiband radio to provide communications interoperability with United States, NATO and coalition forces. The AN/PRC-117G delivers combat net radio, tactical satellite and ground-to-air capabilities in a lightweight, versatile platform. The AN/PRC-150(C) provides long-range Type-1 secure beyond-line-of-sight communications to forces operating in challenging environments. The Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) is the most advanced military Type-1 HF radio available today, setting the standard for reliable, long-range HF communication on the battlefield. The radio covers the 1.6 MHz to 60 MHz frequency range and comes with a removable keypad/display unit. The AN/PRC-150(C) enables warfighters to stay connected to mission critical information during missions where line-of-sight communications are not an option. The Falcon II® RF-5800H base stations, vehicular systems and manpack radios to provide beyond line-of-sight terrestrial voice and data communications. The RF-5800H offers advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment for initiating contact between two HF radios; integrated data link protocols for data sharing such as embedded text messaging and embedded GPS receivers. The company’s Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
Completing the team were AdrielleVince Binguan, Johanan Raymond Castiller, Dylan Benedict Despi, Marvin delosSantos, Joshua Farahmir Dignadice, Carl Jalea, Jose Palafox, Toni Siglos, RonBedonia, Vince Hugo, and Kian Ramos. SILAY City – Bacolod Tay Tung HighSchool Thunderbolts netted a double victory in the 1st Asenso Silay Mayors CupInvitational Basketball League 2019 by bagging the U-15 category title at theSilay Gym here. “This championship is a good for theteam because we are measuring hanggangsaan ang kakayanin namin,” Dy said. Also part of the Thunderbolts’ teammentored by Dexter Dy were Heinz Gabriel Demisana, Rafael Albert Ledesma, MikeLebron Estelloso, Christian James Juguan and, Thomas Pillado. Behind the heroics of U-15 categoryMVP awardee Nathan Jundana, the Thunderbolts pulled off a 79-77 escape over theMF Computer Solutions in the do-or-die championship match. Bacolod Tay Tung High School basketball team On Sunday, the Thunderbolts’ U-12team, led by MVP winner Adrian Alagaban, also won the U-12 boys basketballcategory crown by defeating University of St. La Salle in the finals./PN
3 3 Henrikh Mkhitaryan: The Armenian international celebrates after opening the scoring 3 After Tottenham’s better start, Mkhitaryan nearly added to Thursday’s Europa League strike at the other end, but his goal-bound shot was vitally blocked by Jan Vertonghen.The Armenia international was on the score sheet six minutes later, putting the hosts ahead on 29 minutes with a powerful strike high into the goal past Lloris.Heung-min Son tested David De Gea before the break with a fizzing 25-yard shot, the Spanish goalkeeper tipping over his bar.Manchester United were quickest out of the blocks in the second half, but the best chance fell to Spurs’ summer signing Victor Wanyama. Eriksen’s left-wing cross was floated in and the Kenyan midfielder was unmarked, but his free header was somehow sent wide of the target.Pogba came close shortly after the hour mark when he was fouled by Mousa Dembele 25 yards from goal. The confident midfielder stepped up to take the resulting set piece, curling a fine free-kick against the woodwork.He had another great chance minutes later when a United counter attack saw Mkhitaryan cross to Pogba, who volleyed into the ground and Lloris made another fine save to keep his side in the contest.The visitors looked to exploit the Red Devils’ weak link in Matteo Darmian, playing left-back. Pochettino identified this by asking Kyle Walker to stay deep, allowing the Spurs attack to isolate the Italian defender and that is something substitute Moussa Sissoko was doing time and time again.Mourinho saw the pattern of play and ordered under-fire Marouane Fellaini to warm up – and the Belgian was given a frosty reception from the Old Trafford crowd.More worryingly, star man Mkhitaryan broke into the Spurs half in the closing stages of the game and a challenge by Rose saw the former Borussia Dortmund attacker land awkwardly, requiring a stretcher to leave the field.After a tense final few minutes with Tottenham camped in United’s half, Mourinho’s men hung on for a vital three points. Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened his Premier League account as Manchester United beat Tottenham 1-0 – LIVE on talkSPORT.Jose Mourinho’s side ended a winless run at Old Trafford that stretches back to September 24 – and the Armenian was the star man. He added to his Europa League strike v Zorya Luhansk in midweek with a fine finish shortly before the half hour, justifying his selection after a difficult few months since joining from Borussia Dortmund.Paul Pogba twice went close in the second half, first hitting the crossbar with a well-taken free-kick before seeing compatriot Hugo Lloris save his close-range effort. More worrying scenes for United fans will be the sight of Mkhitaryan being stretchered off the field in the closing stages of the game, after a challenge from Danny Rose.But Mourinho will be pleased his side could see out the victory over a rival team in terms of the league, after arriving back from their midweek clash in Ukraine in the early hours of Friday morning.This was a thoroughly entertaining encounter, ebbing and flowing from the outset as both defended resolutely, pressed smartly and eked out the odd opportunity. World-record purchase Pogba nearly opened the scoring inside 90 seconds with the first clear-cut chance, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic squared the ball across the box and the Frenchman’s controlled effort was well saved by Lloris.The hosts were conceding cheap free-kicks in their own half around the 15-minute mark and they were nearly punished by Christian Eriksen. The Dane’s resulting set piece was low and powerful and David De Gea had to dive across his goal to get a strong hand to the ball.