Transport in the Czech Republic relies on several main modes, including transport by road, rail and air. The Czech Republic has a total railway length of 9,435 kilometres; the vast majority is standard gauge. Electrified railways have voltages of 3 kV DC or 25 kV AC. 94 kilometres of track is narrow gauge. The most prominent Czech railway company is the state-owned České dráhy. Prague has the Prague Metro. In addition, the cities of Brno, Most, Ostrava, Plzeň, Prague have tram systems; the Czech Republic has, in 55,653 km of roads. It has 1,247 km of motorways. In the 1980s and 1990s there was a significant increase in passenger transport on the roads in the Czech Republic, associated with a sharp increase in the accident rate. Between 2007 and 2013, the death rate fell in every year, with a record low of 583 deaths in 2013, compared with the 1994 high of 1,473 casualties. Despite this however, the fatality rate per head of population is moderately high, comparable to the United States; the highways in the Czech Republic are no longer divided into motorways and expressways as of 2016.
These dual carriageways are managed by the state-owned Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic – ŘSD, established in 1997. The first modern highways in the Czech Republic was the motorway from Prague to the Slovak border through Brno whose construction was started on May 2, 1939. ŘSD manages and maintains 1,247 km of motorways. The Vltava is the country's longest river, at 430 km. 358 km of the Elbe, which totals 1154 km, is present in the country. An artificial waterway, nowadays used for recreation, is the Baťa Canal. Děčín, Mělník, Prague, Ústí nad Labem, Moldauhafen in Hamburg In 2006, the Czech Republic had a total 121 airports. 46 of these airports had paved runways. The largest and busiest airport in the Czech Republic is Václav Havel Airport Prague, opened in 1937. Other international airports include Brno–Tuřany Airport, Karlovy Vary Airport, Ostrava Leoš Janáček Airport, Pardubice Airport, Kunovice Airport and Public domestic and private international airport is for example Hradec Králové Airport.
Airports with paved runwaysTotal: 46 Over 3,047 m: 2 2,438 to 3,047 m: 10 1,524 to 2,437 m: 13 914 to 1,523 m: 2 Under 914 m: 19Airports with unpaved runwaysTotal: 75 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 914 to 1,523 m: 25 Under 914 m: 49 2 Czech Republic List of airports in the Czech Republic Czech Transport idos.cz - public transport on-line timetables and trip planner
Ronny Rosenthal, nicknamed "Rocket Ronny", is an Israeli former footballer. After starting his career in his birth city with Maccabi Haifa, Rosenthal went on to play in Belgium with Club Brugge and Standard Liège, he moved to Liverpool in 1990 for a fee of £1.1million, becoming the first non-UK player to move to an English club for more than £1million. After four years at Liverpool, Rosenthal finished his career with Tottenham Watford. Between 1983 and 1997 he made 60 appearances for the Israel national football team, scoring 11 goals. Rosenthal was born in Haifa, is Jewish, his brother Lior Rosenthal played for Maccabi Haifa, represented Israel. Rosenthal married a Belgian, who converted to Judaism, their two sons and Tom, were born in England. Dean is director of a sporting management company, while Tom on the books of Queens Park Rangers as a midfielder plays for the Dutch team FC Dordrecht, has been capped by Belgium at the under-18 and U19 levels and has switched to Israel and was named to its U21 national team in 2018 for the Euro 2019 qualifiers against Germany and Norway.
Rosenthal now lives in London, has worked as a football agent and consultant. On 11 May 2019, Rosenthal and his family were subjected to a "terrifying ordeal" when masked robbers raided his home in Cricklewood, he was left-footed, began his playing career with Maccabi Haifa in the city in which he was born in his native Israel, winning two Israeli league titles. Rosenthal left his homeland to sign for Belgian side Club Brugge KV in 1988, he scored 15 goals in two seasons, won the Belgian league title one season. He joined English side Liverpool on loan in March 1990, as manager Kenny Dalglish looked to increase his options for the forward positions during Liverpool's league title run-in, he scored seven goals in eight Football League First Division games, including a hat-trick against Charlton Athletic, which helped Liverpool secure their third league title in five seasons. His move to Anfield was made permanent for a fee of £1 million - double the fee, quoted before the loan deal was agreed.
At Anfield, he became a cult hero. In 1990-91, Rosenthal faced continued fierce competition for a place in the first team from Liverpool's established strikers Ian Rush and Peter Beardsley, from mid-season signing David Speedie, he played 16 times in the league, scored five goals as Liverpool finished second in the league. In 1991-92, Rosenthal played 20 times in the league, but it was a frustrating league campaign for both player and club, as the Reds finished sixth in the league and Rosenthal only found the net three times. Liverpool did win the FA Cup that season. Despite the pre-season departure of both Speedie and Beardsley, Rosenthal was now faced with competition for a place from new signing Dean Saunders. 1992-93 was better, as Rosenthal played 27 games in the new FA Premier League, scored six goals, but it was another frustrating season for Liverpool, who finished sixth in the league once again and spent most of the season occupying lower positions. Saunders had been sold to Aston Villa early in the season, while new signing Paul Stewart proved to be a major disappointment.
A memorable occasion during that first Premier League season came when Rosenthal hit the crossbar with a shot on an open goal in a league match against Aston Villa. With the arrival of Nigel Clough in the summer of 1993, the breakthrough of Robbie Fowler soon after, Rosenthal played just three league games for Liverpool in 1993-94 and was sold to Tottenham Hotspur in January 1994, he became a regular member of the first team at White Hart Lane, playing 15 league games and scoring twice before the season's end. Despite Teddy Sheringham overcoming injury problems, the close season signing of Jürgen Klinsmann, Rosenthal still managed to appear in 20 Premier League games in 1994-95, though he failed to score, his best form came in the FA Cup, in which he scored five goals in Tottenham's run to the semi-final. This included. Klinsmann was sold to Bayern Munich and Spurs signed Chris Armstrong, but Rosenthal still played in all but five of Tottenham's 38 Premier League games in 1995-96 as a substitute, but only scored one goal.
1996-97 brought a similar story for club. For the third consecutive season, Spurs fell short of a UEFA Cup place, while Rosenthal was on the scoresheet only once in the league, this time was restricted to 20 league appearances. In more than three years in North London, Rosenthal had appeared in 88 league games but scored just four goals, he dropped down two divisions to sign for Watford, played 30 games over the next seasons and scored eight goals as Watford won back-to-back promotions to reach the FA Premier League. He retired from playing at the age of 35. Rosenthal was a regular member of the Israeli national football team for most of his career, he won his first senior cap in 1983, by the time his international career drew to a close in 1997, he had been capped 60 times and scored 11 goals. List of select Jewish football players Ronny Rosenthal UK at Soccerbase Ronny Rosenthal's page on Official Liverpool F. C. web site Ronny Rosenthal's index at Sporting-heroes.net LFChistory.net player profile
The 2010 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 2010 college football season. The team was led by fourth year coach Butch Davis and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium, members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Coastal Division, they finished the season 8–5, 4–4 in ACC play and were invited to the Music City Bowl where they defeated Tennessee 30–27 in two overtimes. On July 15, 2010, ESPN reported that players at the University of North Carolina were being investigated and interviewed by the NCAA for possible rules violations concerning sports agents and improper gifts; the next day, it was confirmed that certain members of the football team were thought to have received improper gifts from agents, not allowed by NCAA rules. Marvin Austin, one of the players suspected in the probe, had made numerous Twitter posts with questionable content, which the NCAA investigated, he was the first UNC player to be indefinitely suspended, though for violation of team rules, not the NCAA probe.
Butch Davis, the head coach, did not say much about the probe, as he, many others, expected a quick resolution to the investigation, he was known for running a clean program. Soon after though, the NCAA began to look at defensive line coach John Blake, his relationship with certain agents, whether or not he had received money from them, he resigned. Former UNC lineman Kentwan Balmer admitted that he had paid for a trip to California for two current players, it soon became apparent that things would be much worse, 13 players were suspended for the opening game. Furthermore, the university launched its own probe, found academic misconduct within the football team. ACC opponents not played: Boston College and Wake Forest. 12 Tar Heels were invited to the NFL combine, more than any other university in the nation. 19 players participated in the annual university pro day, which attracted nearly 100 scouts and coaches from the NFL. Many of the players participating, missed either part or all of the games played this season due to the above-mentioned investigation.
Because of this, it has led many fans and observers to wonder how good this team could have been had all of the talent been available for the entire season. With 9 players selected in the draft, the Tar Heels were tied with USC as having the most players selected from a single school in this draft. * did not play in the 2010 season due to investigation † missed part of the 2010 season due to investigation