December 18

Gallery: Launch of the Gautrain

first_imgPhotographs courtesy the GautrainGold ribbons were cut at four new stations to herald the completion of the first phase of South Africa’s Gautrain rapid rail link, which operates between Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng province, just in time to transport fans to the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Read the full story Click on a thumbnail for a larger low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below each thumbnail to download a high-resolution image.  The Gautrain is a state-of-the-art rapidrail network in Gauteng. • Download high-resolution image The Gautrain is a state-of-the-art rapidrail network in Gauteng. • Download high-resolution image The Gautrain at OR Tambo International Airport. • Download high-resolution image Gautrain Two. • Download high-resolution image Gautrain Four. • Download high-resolution image Gautrain One. • Download high-resolution image Gautrain Three. • Download high-resolution image The Gautrain at OR Tambo International Airport. • Download high-resolution image The Gautrain at Rhodesfield Station. • Download high-resolution image The immaculate OR Tambo InternationalAirport Station. • Download high-resolution image Gautrain interior. • Download high-resolution image Gautrain interior. • Download high-resolution image Rhodesfield Station. • Download high-resolution image Ticket vending machines, ticket officeand fare gates. • Download high-resolution image Fare gates at Rhodesfield Station. • Download high-resolution image A fare gate. • Download high-resolution image Ticket office at OR International Airport. • Download high-resolution image Ticket vending machines. • Download high-resolution image Gautrain feeder route buses. • Download high-resolution image A Gautrain feeder route bus. • Download high-resolution image Gautrain buses. • Download high-resolution image Interior of Gautrain buses. • Download high-resolution image Interior of Gautrain bus. • Download high-resolution image Gautrain bus. • Download high-resolution image MORE GALLERIESlast_img read more

November 26

De Gea unsure if he’ll be in goal for Spain at Euro 2016 opener

first_imgManchester United keeper David de Gea is still waiting to hear if he will be in goal for Spain at their opening Euro 2016 match against the Czech Republic.De Gea played in Tuesday’s 1-0 home loss to Georgia, Spain’s final warm-up, but Porto’s Iker Casillas had been the country’s first-choice goalkeeper since 2002 and played in the previous friendly, a 6-1 rout of South Korea. (Euro 2016 – Full Coverage) ‘WORK WITH THE AIM OF PLAYING’Asked about which player coach Vicente del Bosque would pick for Monday’s match in Toulouse, De Gea told AS newspaper: “I don’t know. We will have to wait until Monday to see what the decision is. (Also read: Cristiano Ronaldo fully fit for Euro glory, says Portugal coach)”It’s the coach’s decision and it wouldn’t be a disappointment (not to start against the Czechs),” he said.”I always work with the aim of playing.”DE GEA FAVOURITEDel Bosque has not given an indication of who he will pick and said the decision will be made on the day.De Gea is, however, considered the favourite after another solid season for United. The 25-year-old was named by the club’s fans as the Player of the Year for the third season running.”I have arrived in good condition, having played many good games for Manchester United,” the former Atletico Madrid player said.De Gea made his senior debut in June 2014 in an international friendly and was included in Spain’s World Cup squad but did not feature.RIVALRY WITH CASILLAS advertisementHe has made nine appearances for Spain but only started in three Euro 2016 qualifiers for the defending European champions, with Casillas, 35, the preferred number one for the last two years.The rivalry between the two gets a lot of attention in the Spanish media. De Gea almost became Casillas’ replacement at the Bernabeu Stadium last summer after the latter left for Porto but United and Real did not complete the deal before the transfer deadline.”The debate is generated by the press,” De Gea said. “The three goalkeepers will try to give good performances.”Sevilla’s Sergio Rico is the third-choice keeper.last_img read more