Related The Amwaj Islands in Bahrain are being billed as the new triathlon hotspot for the country, as the area becomes the base for this year’s Challenge Bahrain. With a unique twist, the event in the Middle East is expected to be ‘the world’s largest night triathlon’ when it takes place on 20 November 2015.Swim and run courses were revealed last week with the bike course due to be confirmed shortly. With the grand final of the prestigious Nasser bin Hamad Triple Crown also taking place, athletes from around the world are set to travel to compete.Challenge Bahrain has also confirmed Art Rotana-Amwaj as the official race hotel for the 2015 edition of the event.Art Rotana features 311 sea view rooms and suites, fully equipped meeting rooms with conference facilities, a choice of restaurants and a fully equipped Beach Club, including Bodylines Fitness and Wellness.The hotel is family friendly offering different entertainment and attraction for kids, from a kids club and waterpark to supervised group activities. An intriguing attraction is the dancing fountain, which blends light and music to ‘create mesmerising entertainment and a permanent art collection’ under the theme ‘moment in time’. This feature adorns the hotel lobby and reflects an artistic focus of the unique property.Art Rotana aims to combine an all-inspiring ambience with ample facilities to appeal to an array of guests of different ages, backgrounds and needs.www.challenge-bahrain.comwww.rotana.com/artrotana
CANADA: London Trackwork has been awarded a contract to supply trackwork including turnouts and crossovers for the first phase of the Valley Line light rail project in Edmonton. The work is expected to take 1½ to 2 years to complete. Work on the 13·1 km first phase began in April 2016. Due to open in late 2020, this will link 102 Street in central Edmonton with Mill Woods to the south, serving 12 stops. The TransEd Partners consortium of Fengate Capital Management, Bechtel, Ellis-Don, Bombardier, Transdev, Arup and IBI Group has a PPP contract to design, build, operate, maintain and finance the first stage, which includes 30 years of operations and maintenance.