Cargo train makes first rail trip between China and Mongolia UN commission

“On 8 November, as the train is flagged on its way, the railways of China and Mongolia will take the first step towards the implementation of a grander vision to link Asia and Europe by land and one that may eventually change the face of transport in north-east Asia,” said Barry Cable, Chief of the Transport and Tourism Division of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).A pilot container block-train will make the 1,700-kilometre journey as part of ESCAP’s Trans-Asian Railway project under a six-country agreement reached at a meeting in Ulaanbaatar in early October.Under the agreement, China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation made a commitment to boost rail movement across borders and recognize the role of railways in regional economic development.The ESCAP project will help to provide land-bridge services linking two of the world’s most economically active regions, northeast Asia and the European Union. Listen to UN Radio report read more

Hungary Pick Szeged remains undefeated on home ground

The last match of the regular season between hosts Pick Szeged and Tatabánya started at a very odd time on Sunday at 13.10. Szeged had one missing player, playmaker Dániel Buday. There wasn’t too much at stake as Pick had already finished 2., Tatabánya 4. The guests had four former Szeged players, ‘forever young’ Ivo Diaz and the captain of the Hungarian national team Gergely Harsányi on their side.In the first ten minutes it seemed that lunch had a very bad effect on Pick players as the guests quickly gained a five-goal lead (1-6). Coach Skaliczki substituted frequently and tried many unusual tactical variations which is why Szeged’s play was erratic at best. After 10 minutes team captain Attila Vadkerti shifted to higher gear and Pick started getting closer, but they could only equalize in the 24th minute (9-9). Key Pick players began to take more active role, goals by Ancsin and Sulc with successful run-ins by Vadkerti resulted in a 3-goal Szeged lead at half-time (14-11). The biggest difference was reached in the 42th minute (22-14). Yet another setback in Szeged’s play followed (it’s possible some players were already thinking about next week’s CL quarterfinal against Kielce…), allowing Tatabánya to getback into the match a few minutes before the end (25-22).They were unable to equalize however meaning that Pick Szeged kept their undefeated status at home in the Hungarian League (28-22). Young Szeged goalkeeper Mihály Tóth’s performance was remarkable, he produced many great saves, including two penalties during his playtime.Best scorers: Ancsin 6, Prodanovic-Pribanic 4 / Lele 5, Harsányi 4 Text: Gábor Várkonyi, Péter ButtyPhoto: www.szegedma.hu ancsinpickPick Szegedskaliczkisulctatabanyatothvadkerti ← Previous Story Poland (Round 20): Vive Kielce with no problems against Czuwaj Przemyśl Next Story → Women’s EHF CL: Sweet revenge for Gyor in Podgorica – Krim one step to semi-final read more