Twitter Pinterest Laois set to back Jim Bolger in GAA Presidential election at Congress WhatsApp News Facebook Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSGAA PresidentJim Bolger Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th February 2020 Pinterest Previous articleLaois man awarded Young Volunteer of the Year by the Ladies Association in Croke ParkNext articleWATCH: Laois Transition Year students team up with nursing home for Buddy Project LaoisToday Reporter Home Sport GAA Laois set to back Jim Bolger in GAA Presidential election at Congress SportGAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Laois GAA Congress delegates will vote for Carlow native Jim Bolger in the Presidential election this weekend.There are five candidates in the hunt to succeed John Horan – Jim Bolger (Carlow), Jarlath Burns (Armagh), Larry McCarthy (Sligo/New York), Jerry O’Sullivan (Cork) and Mick Rock (Roscommon).The winner will serve as the 40th GAA President and will occupy the role from 2021 to 2024.Bolger is very well known in Laois as he works as a Health and Safety Adviser for Laois County Council.Although a native of Carlow, Jim lives in Killeshin where his two sons, Shane and Ross play football.Shane is currently a member of Mike Quirke’s Laois senior football squad while Ross made appearances from the bench for the Laois U-20s in recent wins against Westmeath and Kildare last week.A member of GAA Management committee, Bolger is also the outgoing Leinster GAA chairman.Bolger was born in Hackettstown in Carlow and is a member of the Clonmore club.A former inter-county player and selector with Carlow, Bolger was elected Leinster GAA chairman in January 2017, replacing John Horan, and has served in the role since then.He previously filled the roles of treasurer and vice-chairman in the Leinster Council.His deputy, Offaly’s Pat Teehan, was elected as his successor last month.Speaking to RTE News ahead of this weekend’s Congress, Bolger says that costing and governance are top of his agenda.He said: “The objective is to ensure that our volunteers can think more strategically and not be preoccupied with fund-raising and the challenges around fund-raising and keeping teams going.“We know the cost of running inter-county teams, which is astronomical really, and I think it’s not sustainable from my perspective.“And from the GAA’s perspective, it’s definitely not sustainable to fund inter-county teams to the levels we are at present.”However, he is the current outsider in the field with odds of 20/1.Armagh’s Jarlath Burns in the favourites at 8/11 while Mick Rock (5/2), Larry McCarthy (3/1) and Jerry O’Sullivan (14/1) are also ahead of Bolger in the betting.SEE ALSO – Local forecasters predict ‘Storm Jorge’ to hit at weekend Electric Picnic WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic
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On June 1 RJ Corman Railroad Switching Co began providing shunting and track maintenance services at chemical and plastic company SABIC’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama. RJ Corman is providing 12 employees handling 1 000 wagons/month. ‘Our diversity of services played a key role in establishing a relationship with SABIC’, said CEO & President Ed Quinn. ‘They initially reached out to our contracting services company to inquire about building additional track. We realised there was an opportunity to offer additional services and create added efficiencies for their operations.’Proposals for amendments to the Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) were approved by the 55th session of the RID Committee of Experts on May 30. Entry into force is planned for January 1 2019. This month Spectransgarant will take delivery of the last of 300 flat wagons being supplied by Altaivagon. An order for a further 300 flat wagons for tank-container traffic is to be placed later this year, taking the STG fleet to 2 800 wagons and reducing the need to lease vehicles. Citing changes to the Maximum Revenue Entitlement formula under Canada’s Transportation Modernization Act, Canadian Pacific announced on June 7 that it intends to order 5 900 grain hopper wagons over the next four years, at a cost of C$500m, in order to revitalise its fleet and eliminate all low-capacity vehicles. It has placed an initial order for 1 000 wagons with National Steel Car, and expects to have more than 500 in service by the end of 2018. The shorter and lighter cars will eventually operate in 147-wagon trains with a maximum length of 2 590 m, up from the current limit of 112 wagons and 2 135 m. On June 7 UK regulator ORR published statistics for the year to April 2018 which recorded an overall reduction of 1·7% in total freight traffic to 17·0 billion net tonne-km. This was largely the result of a further 12·7% fall in coal movements, partly offset by a 13% increase in international rail freight and a 1·5% increase in construction traffic. Total freight lifted in 2017-18 amounted to 75 million tonnes, a decrease of 5·6% on the previous year. Canadian National announced on May 24 that would acquire 1 000 high-cube grain hopper wagons from National Steel Car over the next two years. This will allow older lower-capacity cars to be phased out of CN’s owned and leased western Canada grain fleet, which has an average age of more than 30 years. ‘This substantial investment in higher capacity payload hopper cars demonstrates our commitment to safely, efficiently and reliably moving the steadily increasing Prairie grain crop for our customers’, said interim President & CEO JJ Ruest.