An up-and-comer for minicoach and minibus buyers is the latest-generation Ford Transit. Dealership David Fishwick offers a range of them to meet many needs, including accessible and minicoach modelsThe range of Transits offered by Fishwick includes several variantsLots can be said for the current-generation Ford Transit as a minicoach or minibus. It offers a respectable capacity and many options at prices that compare well with other models in its sector.Colne-based dealership David Fishwick supplies a range of Transit conversions to suit various applications, including minicoach, accessible minibus and even stage carriage work. All are proving popular.“We can do many things with a Transit because it’s an excellent starting point for conversion,” says Business Development Manager Matt Eames.Fishwick’s Transit range extends from 11 to 17 seats – with a wheelchair lift if required – and it includes a variety of higher-end configurations; as an example, recently supplied was a nine-seater with a large boot, a water cooler and a coffee machine.Transits are supplied by Ford as factory-finished minibuses. They are then converted to the desired layout without affecting the OEM warranty.Various base modelsThree base Transit models are utilised. The smallest, with a GVW of 3,500kg, carries up to 11 passengers, while the 4,100kg GVW long-wheelbase model goes as far as 14 seats. At both of these weights, vehicles are ordered specifically for the customer.Extra-long wheelbase examples are always in stock and thus finished conversions can be supplied quickly. GVW is 4,600kg, and a twin bench next to the driver delivers a 17-passenger capacity; with a single nearside front seat, 16 is the maximum.The largest Transit comes as standard with the highest roof option, allowing people who are over 6ft tall to stand easily. On all high-roof Transits, sizeable overhead luggage racks are factory fit and they have LED lights and, where applicable, rear air-conditioning vents.The heaviest Transit accounts for the vast majority of those supplied by Fishwick. To ex-factory specification, they have a payload of 1,589kg and a towing capacity of 2,100kg, both of which will be useful on luggage-heavy work.Transits well-equipped for their role and come with competitive price tagsTwo trim levels are offered: Base and Trend. The Base retails ex-factory at £26,995; the enhanced Trend has a £2,000 premium, but it is more popular because the value of its additional equipment more than outweighs that uplift. To those figures must be added an additional sum for the conversion work.Among the Trend’s additional items is independent saloon air-conditioning. Others include powered mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, parking sensors, metallic paint, titanium-effect grille and an upgraded driver’s seat.As standard, the Transit has a 125bhp engine, although a 155bhp option is available at extra cost, as are a rear-view camera, satellite navigation and a towbar.No automatic gearbox is yet available, and so all Transits come with the six-speed manual. All of those supplied new by Fishwick are Euro 6 models.Conversion workA basic conversion, which Fishwick calls the Operator’s Minibus, adds £1,000 to the ex-factory prices, putting a comfortably-specified 16- or 17-seat Trend at £29,995.This Operator’s Minibus includes PSV preparation – legal lettering, the addition of a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher, and the issue of a COC – along with relocation of the tachograph, lowered rear wheel arches and the addition of chrome trim. Additional options are available, including a boot in place of the rear row of seats, a powered sliding side door, and USB sockets.Fishwick is keen to work with buyers to deliver Transits that are suitable for niche applications. That is demonstrated by several that have been built for bus operators in the Outer Hebrides.They are configured with front LED destination display units and powered sliding side doors. They are covering high mileages in tough conditions, and are proving reliable.Accessible Transits can carry up to four wheelchair users at 4,600kg GVWAccessible alternativeThe Transit is a good base for a cost-effective accessible minibus, and on the 4,600kg GVW model Fishwick can offer a product able to carry up to four wheelchair users.As part of the conversion to accessible layout, the Transit receives a tracked Koller Smartfloor and a PLS cassette lift, and the seats are replaced with one of a choice of removable types.The latter point is important; the removable seats are lighter than those used by Ford, and thus the overall capacity of an accessible Transit is identical to an unmodified one.“We can do accessible variants at all three GVWs, but experience shows that buyers in this sector usually want the heaviest variant,” says Matt.“Even so, this year we will examine whether it is possible to uprate the 4,100kg GVW Transit to 4,250kg when a lift is fitted. That would retain a passenger capacity of 13 or 14.”Wheelchair-accessible Transits come with the necessary testing having been undertaken and the requisite paperwork to enable them to go straight to work.“On a 4,600kg GVW Transit, the cost of conversion to an accessible layout is £15,000, meaning that a Base model comes in at £41,995,” he adds. “The standard specification on an accessible Trend model blows many other welfare-type minibuses out of the water.”Fishwick converts accessible Transits in-house on a rolling programme, and the type accounts for around 20% of volume.Package for stage carriage work is available, including an LED blind unitWhy take Transit?The Transit’s capacity and the extent of its options list have made it a realistic option in the markets that Fishwick is targeting. Pricing and availability are good, and an anti-corrosion dipping process at the build stage will aid durability.Parts availability is via Ford’s extensive dealer network, and the manufacturer promises excellent fuel consumption.While its figures have been generated in a controlled environment, an unladen weight of little over 3,000kg at its heaviest and an efficient driveline should see in excess of 30mpg achievable in many applications.“We believe that the Transit will become a standard platform for many operators’ requirements, although for top-end and higher-capacity vehicles the Iveco Daily and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will remain the natural choice,” says Matt.“The Transit is so good that it has already taken a chunk of the 16-seat market. The gulf between the Ford and its competitors has shrunk a great deal in recent years, and it will continue to do so.”www.davidfishwick.com
April 15, 2017 Regular News 1.570 26-0-0Adds subdivision (e) in light of legislative changes to sections 56.29, 56.0101 and 56.60, Florida Statutes, regarding proceedings supplementary. The rule amendment reflects the mandatory requirement of serving a notice to appear and that the holder of an unsatisfied judgment or lien is entitled to related discovery. Civil Procedure Rules Committee out of cycle amendments Civil Procedure Rules Committee out of cycle amendments The Civil Procedure Rules Committee invites comment on proposed out-of-cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org. Interested persons have until May 15, 2017 to submit comments electronically to the Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Roger Haughey, II, at [email protected] and to the Bar staff liaison, Mikalla Davis, at [email protected] RULE/FORM VOTE EXPLANATION 1.91426-0-0Adds two additional forms. The original form 1.914 is labeled as 1.914(a). Form 1.914(b) is a new form that addresses the mandatory requirement of a notice to appear for proceedings supplementary pursuant to section 56.29, Florida Statutes. Form 1.914(c) is a new form for a response to the notice to appear in proceedings supplementary.
The Economist: One stereotype of wisdom is a wizened Zen-master smiling benevolently at the antics of his pupils, while referring to them as little grasshoppers or some such affectation, safe in the knowledge that one day they, too, will have been set on the path that leads to wizened masterhood. But is it true that age brings wisdom? A study two years ago in North America, by Igor Grossmann of the University of Waterloo, in Canada, suggested that it is. In as much as it is possible to quantify wisdom, Dr Grossmann found that elderly Americans had more of it than youngsters. He has, however, now extended his investigation to Asia—the land of the wizened Zen-master—and, in particular, to Japan. There, he found, in contrast to the West, that the grasshoppers are their masters’ equals almost from the beginning.Read the whole story: The Economist More of our Members in the Media >
The world’s leading tourism industry fair was officially opened in Berlin ITB Berlin which is celebrating its 50th jubilee, and over 200 visitors are expected at the world’s largest tourism exchange.The biggest one takes place in parallel with the stock exchange world tourism congress “Thing thank” with 20.000 participants, which will host more than 50 different professional gatherings, panels and seminars. All the latest information, trends, technology, destination management, promotion… all in one place. Definitely a major destination for the tourism sector, no matter what branch of tourism you come from. If someone wants to have a global picture of tourism, he must come to ITB Berlin, says Nedo Pinezić, president of the Family Accommodation Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Fortunately for all those who cannot be present at ITB Berlin, the organizers have provided a free internet transmission that you can follow here Photo: ITB Berlin InstargramThe main topics of the first day were the issue of security, terrorist threats and the refugee crisis, which certainly have a significant impact on tourism trends in Europe. But despite all the potential threats, the main focus of all tourist destinations at the fair is on the German market, which is growing year by year and is the largest with more than 70 million trips longer than five days.For Croatian tourism, Germany is already the standard main emitting market, while last year Croatia chose 2,12 million for vacations, which accounted for 15,8 million overnight stays. Minister of Tourism Anton Kliman from Berlin points out that the current booking for Croatia is very good and that the projections for booking by the end of June for all markets are about 5 percent higher than last year. It is especially significant that bookings from Germany are higher by over 20 percent in the same period last year. If we believe the current projections and analyzes, we can expect about 100 thousand more Germans than last year on our coast.The Minister also presented that 25 new hotels were opened last year, and that 35 percent more investments in the tourism sector are expected this year. The first three days of the fair are intended exclusively for professionals, while the last two days are open to the general public. This year’s ITB fair is being held from March 9 to 13, and it is expected to be visited by almost 200 visitors.
Even before the pandemic, more than 18 million Americans at high risk for COVID-19 complications lacked adequate health insurance, according to a study published today in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and City University of New York at Hunter College in New York City analyzed data from the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).They found that 18.2 million people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, heart or kidney disease, diabetes, or body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or higher and those 65 years and older were uninsured or underinsured. That number represents 16.9% of the US at-risk population. Underinsurance was defined as having to skip at least one doctor visit within the last year because of the expense.The authors noted that an Apr 23 analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) in San Francisco had estimated that 5.1 million Americans at high risk for severe coronavirus disease lacked insurance.Haunted by double disadvantagesPeople who were black, Native American or Alaskan, or non-white “other” race were significantly overrepresented in at-risk, inadequately insured categories, while Asians were underrepresented. Native Americans were at exceedingly high risk, being 90% more likely than whites to be at high risk for serious COVID-19 outcomes and 53% less likely to have sufficient health insurance.Low-income people and those living in rural areas, the states without the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, and the eight states without stay-at-home orders were also at elevated risk of insufficient insurance and poor COVID-19 outcomes.Specifically, people at high risk living in states without the Medicaid expansion were 52% more likely to have insufficient insurance than those in expansion states (95% confidence interval [CI] of adds ratio [OR], 1.43 to 1.61; P < 0.001). Likewise, high-risk residents of states without stay-at-home orders were 23% more likely than those of states that issued the orders to have inadequate insurance (95% CI of OR, 1.16 to 1.30).Thirty-seven states have adopted the Medicaid expansion, according to a May 29 KFF report. The expansion allows households with annual incomes 138% below the federal poverty level to qualify for Medicaid, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.Widening health, insurance inequitiesThe authors said that a lack of adequate health insurance and the threat of hospitalization due to COVID-19 could devastate household finances and deter people, especially those from disadvantaged groups, from seeking care. That is borne out by an Apr 28 Gallup poll that found that 14% of US residents with likely COVID-19 said they would avoid seeking care because they couldn't afford it.The authors noted that rising unemployment rates since the pandemic began have likely only worsened insurance and health disparities."Gaps in insurance coverage, and states’ decisions to reject Medicaid expansion and defer prevention measures, may hence exacerbate the damage wrought by the COVID-19 epidemic, as well as health disparities," the authors wrote.They called for policymakers to address insufficient health insurance in at-risk groups for the diagnosis and treatment of the coronavirus and institute policies to expand medical coverage during the current economic crisis.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) has announced that William “Bill” Stage has been appointed to fill the newly created position of director of marketing and distribution. Stage will report to John Edelen, president and chief executive officer of I-CAR.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Stage comes to I-CAR with more than 20 years of experience in the collision inter-industry and is no stranger to the I-CAR organization having previously served as director of field operations, marketing and product development for I-CAR from 1990-1994. Since 2006, he has served on the I-CAR International Board of Directors, most recently serving as secretary. He also served as chairman of the I-CAR International Advisory Committee, a committee comprised of volunteers who provide an advisory role to the organization. “Along with his extensive industry experience, Bill brings a broad collision inter-industry marketing and distribution experience to the I-CAR organization,” said Edelen. “Bill’s proven leadership and experience will benefit I-CAR, its volunteers and ultimately the inter-industry.” Edelen continues, “This experience, both inside and outside the I-CAR organization, will be of particular value as I‑CAR implements the recently announced Professional Development Matrix to better improve the value of I-CAR training. Bill’s drive and commitment to the organization will help us deliver on the I-CAR vision that every person in the collision industry, current and future, has the necessary knowledge and skills relevant to their position to achieve a complete and safe repair.”Advertisement Stage added, “I am very excited to join I-CAR at this time to assist in implementing the new programs developed under John Edelen’s leadership. The I-CAR staff and volunteers are a dedicated group of individuals committed to improving the industry and I am proud to be a part of the team!” In addition to his previous experience with I-CAR, Stage most recently served as manager, network support services for Akzo Nobel Coatings, a position he held since 2007. From 1994 to 2006, Stage was vice president and director of field services for Mitchell International. Stage also owns SSR Collision Center in Alpharetta, Ga. Stage has both a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
2018 Yamaha XT250 Yamaha Motor Corporation (USA) followed up with yet another addition to their small capacity motorcycle line up with the 2018 Yamaha V Star 250 cruiser.Powered by a 249cc,60-degree V-twin, air-cooled, SOHC carburettor engine, it’s the only V-twin motorcycle in its class.The US market will start delivering the 2018 V Star 250 beginning September 2017 with a price tag of $4,349 (around RM18,606). CLICK HERE to read more on the 2018 Yamaha XT250 and TW200 dual-sport motorcycles.Those looking for some style and flair when cruising down the highway can turn to this exciting Yamaha package which has been made affordable without sacrificing any part of the cruiser’s appeal thanks to this all-new 2018 V Star 250 offering. Powered by a 249cc,60-degree V-twin, air-cooled, SOHC carburettor engine that drives all the power down to its rear 15-inch wheel via a five-speed multiple wet clutch.The compact custom-styled cruiser has been designed to be lightweight with a low seat height that’s perfect for those who likes big things that comes in compact packages. Packed with big bike style and persona, the V Star 250 comes with dual exhaust and various chrome parts that makes the iconic Star design.As the only V-twin motorcycle in its 250cc class, the V Star 250 offers great fuel mileage at only 3 litres/100km. This means that the 9.5 litre fuel tank allows the bike (and rider) to travel 300km when cruising down the open highway.This little cruiser also comes with a good brake package for added safety. The front is covered by a 282mm hydraulically-operated disc brake for optimum stopping power while the rear is equipped with a 130mm drum brake for superior control without being too overwhelming even for beginner riders. To add more cruiser characteristic, the front telescopic fork is connected to an 18-inch wheel that offer great suspension and ride-ability.So far, the 2018 Yamaha V Star 250 sounds like a good all-rounder. With a recommended price tag of $4,349 (around RM18,606 after direct conversion) for the US market beginning in September, we too feel that it’ll be a great hit once it arrives in Malaysia. Considering that the 250cc capacity doesn’t require riders to upgrade their riding license to B full, the V Star 250 has a lot of potential to go big. The question is, when will it come?Source: Yamaha Motorsports–Ads– 2018 Yamaha TW200 Together with the very recent release of the 2018 Yamaha XT250 and TW200 dual-sport motorcycles, Yamaha continues to expand their small capacity bike line up with the addition of the 2018 Yamaha V Star 250 cruiser. This comes right after another exciting launch of their Goldwing contender ‘transcontinental cruiser’, the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture.2018 Yamaha Star VentureCLICK HERE to read more on the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture.
Barking Abbey defeated the Flyers 55-51 earlier in the season, but fortunes had turned for both teams since then. Flyers are currently at the top of the league table, while Barking Abbey are languishing near the bottom.
Banned All Activity Link to post Members Next 0 Share on other sites Share on other sites Share on other sites By Rays, April 20, 2014 in Sports Logo News Prev TheSoundofThrowingPennies 2 Link to post 394 Members Rays Share this post Rays Location:Levittown, NY Share on other sites 0 Share this post 59 1,005 Share this post 3 Location:The DMV FiddySicks Banned Members 8,662 posts tigerslionspistonshabs 3,972 Share on other sites 289 wonderbread This topic is now closed to further replies. TheSoundofThrowingPennies 10,968 posts 382 1 Banned 3,583 Posted April 20, 2014 Members 382 Members 3,972 Link to post Share on other sites Share this post 201 Members Share this post Location:West Coast Share this post wonderbread Location:Somewhere in between time and space 48 You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself. 1,381 posts 0 223 Location:DETROIT Share this post 3,972 Posted April 21, 2014 633 posts DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Link to post Posted April 20, 2014 1 0 Link to post oddball 201 Link to post Share on other sites oddball 2 Next The Cubs have a better shot at getting to the World Series than the Angels do, at least they have a direction of building a baseball team.No. The Cubs’ “plan” is eternally 2-3 years from coming together. Don’t forget that originally it was supposed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Wrigley. And the Cubs are on pace to go 50-110 in 2014. (Flip a coin for the last two games.) Posted April 20, 2014 Share this post GriffinM6 1,264 GriffinM6 289 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Banned You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself.Cabrera plays for the Tigers.lelDon’t ever post that “lel” nonsense on this board. Link to post Favourite Logos:Islanders Fisherman Link to post 223 Location:California 1,264 Well the Rockies had sleeveless jerseys in 07, so they just put the patch in the top left corner. I assume the Angels could do the same thing.Can anyone find a precedent of a team taking off a patch for a championship patch?In 1994, the Canucks moved a memorial patch from their left side of the jersey, to their right shoulder, but they had nothing on the right shoulder, so it made the move easier. Followers 0 Share on other sites 0 0 TheSoundofThrowingPennies RyanMcD29 Share on other sites Share on other sites 1 1,381 posts Sports Logo News 8,662 posts 289 Share this post Posted April 20, 2014 That kid’s dad will come home.No he won’t, no he won’t. They’ll get no help in the World Series from Christopher Lloyd, either. 52 Favourite Logos:Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Tigers 0 Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary phutmasterflex All Activity Link to post Posted April 20, 2014 Share on other sites Banned 1,005 Link to post Posted April 20, 2014 1,011 posts HighCheese Link to post Sports Logos 48 59 0 ScoffingYayap 0 St Louis Cardinals 10,716 Share this post 1,005 Share this post MLB: If the Angels make it to the world series Members Share this post SportsLogos.Net 399 Share on other sites 10,716 48 MLB: If the Angels make it to the world series 48 Share on other sites CubsFanBudMan 0 1,585 Link to post 3,583 tigerslionspistonshabs 1,585 48 Sports Go To Topic Listing CubsFanBudMan Members Link to post 1,090 posts Posted April 20, 2014 You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself.Cabrera plays for the Tigers. 3 Members kw11333 Share on other sites 52 Link to post Banned Page 1 of 2 128 0 TheSoundofThrowingPennies 1,381 posts 0 That kid’s dad will come home.No he won’t, no he won’t. They’ll get no help in the World Series from Christopher Lloyd, either.Shouldn’t have put all that effort into not blowing the AL West pennant the final series(still my favorite baseball movie because it was my favorite sports movie as a kid) You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself.Cabrera plays for the Tigers.lel Coast2CoastAM2006 0 oddball Boo! 128 Link to post 31,371 posts 1,264 Members 3,583 382 Share this post 0 Posted April 20, 2014 Posted April 20, 2014 Location:Atlanta RyanMcD29 59 223 698 FiddySicks TheSoundofThrowingPennies 6,168 posts ScoffingYayap Posted April 20, 2014 kw11333 Page 1 of 2 Posted April 21, 2014 5,835 posts Members 0 Old School Fool HighCheese Wait, you’re worried about something that will not happen under the Moreno watch? How about something more realistic, like what’s it going to look like when the Tigers, Red Sox, Giants, or Cardinals make the World Series. The Angels are a horrible organization under the Moreno ownership. The Cubs have a better shot at getting to the World Series than the Angels do, at least they have a direction of building a baseball team. Share this post Share on other sites That kid’s dad will come home. Posted April 20, 2014 Posted April 20, 2014 The artist formally known as Bucfan56 Peachy 10,716 Posted April 20, 2014 13,322 posts Members 48 0 Raider Nation Forums Home Share this post 5,731 posts Share on other sites 394 399 Posted April 20, 2014 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Prev You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself.Cabrera plays for the Tigers.I’m on that Trout Trainhe’s go but over paying for 3 players don’t make a team, they won’t come anywhere close to the playoffs Banned 201 Link to post That’s a good question. Why don’t they give them new jerseys that say “AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS” in the Angels font? Posted April 20, 2014 Members 2,983 posts 698 Followers 0 Share on other sites 6,236 posts 394 7,532 posts You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself.Cabrera plays for the Tigers.I’m on that Trout Train Coast2CoastAM2006 Posted April 20, 2014 Link to post 2 201 Which sleeve patch will they remove so the series patch has a place to sit….or will they find a 3rd place for it ? . Link to post You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself.Cabrera plays for the Tigers.lelDon’t ever post that “lel” nonsense on this board.*lol* Post of the day? *lol* 48 Members Recommended Posts Posted April 20, 2014 Well, the Angels won’t make it the World Series so there’s that. But on the miraculous outside chance, patches are normally on the right sleeve so I expect that to be the case. 698 Share on other sites 128 You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself.Having a 5.7 ERA in the seventh inning or later is really gonna get you wins.My bad, I didn’t realize it was September… Oh wait! It’s not! Sports Logo News 48 1,585 Posted April 20, 2014 Share on other sites Location:Sacramento, California Location:15 minutes due west of Disneyland. Share this post TheSoundofThrowingPennies Link to post SportsLogos.Net 5,926 posts You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself.Cabrera plays for the Tigers.lelLooking eerily lost? 399 Member No. 14 201 Old School Fool 7,233 posts Share this post Sports Logos Share this post Favourite Logos:Sacramento Republic FC Sign in to follow this Share this post Location:15 minutes due west of Disneyland. Banned 48 oddball 52 You guys are idiots if you don’t think the team with the best player in baseball and a rejuvinated Pujols doesn’t have a shot at the WS. I’m betting on a highway series myself.Having a 5.7 ERA in the seventh inning or later is really gonna get you wins. Sign in to follow this St Louis Cardinals phutmasterflex Members It would probably go on the chest. I recall the Twins doing this on their vested uniforms in 2010. And besides, every team get a postseason patch now, so the question should be “If the Angels make the playoffs?”. Forums Home 201 1,979 posts MLB: If the Angels make it to the world series
Alexei Morozov Photo: KHLAlexei Morozov, President of the Continental Hockey League (KHL), spoke to Match-TV about the situation with the expansion of the league.Last season, KHL had 24 teams, this season – 23, because Vladivostok “Admiral” refused to participate. KHL is a very unstable league, as there has not been a single championship yet, when the line-up would be fully maintained from the previous season. Although the whole world is currently recovering from the effects of the coronavirus Covid-19, Morozov claims that even now foreign teams continue to show interest in playing in the league.“Due to the pandemic, it is difficult to negotiate with interested countries, because in order to decide whether to admit a club to KHL, we need to see the infrastructure in person, talk to people face to face, not through video. This season we definitely don’t expect an addition, but we will see it next season. Until recently, Uzbekistan was close, but Tashkent’s Humo postponed its plans for KHL. There is a particular interest from Hungary, Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But everything is still under negotiation. We need to meet, study documents, understand the sources of funding, ”Morozov pointed out.In early July, Morozov spoke to Forbes about possible new markets in which the league has an interest. “Of course, the European market is the most interesting,” Morozov said. “However, Asia has not been forgotten either. So far, countries such as France, Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Japan have shown interest. We try to present our league in a way that is interesting to the maximum number of fans. We planned to get to know two new potential locations of KHL teams for the next season, but a pandemic started, ”the functionary regretted.Currently, KHL has five foreign teams – Riga “Dinamo”, Helsinki “Jokerit”, Nursultan “Barys”, Minsk “Dinamo” and Beijing “Kunlun”. True, the Chinese club will play in the city of Mytishchi in the Moscow region for at least the first months. Previously, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia were also represented in the championship.