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GERMANY: Bombardier Transportation inaugurated a new final assembly hall at its Bautzen plant in Sachsen on June 15.Built at a cost of €8m as part of a €30m investment in the site, the hall has a production area of 8 100 m2, with the capacity to assemble and fit out up to 600 inter-city, regional, suburban, metro or light rail vehicles a year. Around 500 employees will work in the facility, and Bombardier expects its opening to reduce logistics, energy and maintenance costs by €1m/year. ‘Today is a good day for Bautzen and Oberlausitz’, said Sachsen Minister-President Michael Kretschmer. ‘The investment now planned will secure 1 000 jobs here at Bombardier, and many more for the suppliers in the region. I am grateful to the company for its clear commitment. We have been through some difficult negotiations and some very uncertain times. I am very grateful to all those who supported the retention of the plants in both Bautzen and Görlitz. Now, the focus is on creating favourable prospects for the Görlitz plant as well, because the potential that exists there is not yet exhausted.’
Suresh Raina, who played for the Chennai Super Kings right from the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 to 2015, has found a new home but the powerful left-handed batsman said he was excited about the new challenge. Raina was picked by Rajkot in Tuesday’s player draft held in Mumbai.Also read: Indian Premier League Players’ Draft Highlights – Pune bag Dhoni Raina was one of only two Indians picked by Rajkot. He will be joined by India teammate and former Chennai Super Kings colleague Ravindra Jadeja. It could be an entirely new feeling for the Uttar Pradesh batsman, who has played under good friend Mahendra Singh Dhoni for eight editions of the glitzy T20 league. Dhoni was picked by Pune.”Excited to play for the beautiful vibrant city – Rajkot in IPL (2016 and 2017). Looking forward to have new teammates and support from the people of Gujarat,” Raina tweeted after the draft ended.Excited to play for the beautiful vibrant city- Rajkot in @IPL. Looking forward to have new teammates and support from the people of Gujarat Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) December 15, 2015Raina is the most successful IPL batsman of all time and was the only player to aggregate over 400 runs in each season of the T20 tournament till 2014 – he amassed 374 runs from 17 games in 2015. Raina boasts of 3699 runs from 132 matches with one hundred and 25 half-centuries.