BELGIUM: SNCB has exercised options for an additional 60 Class 18 electric locomotives and 72 M6 double-deck coaches. An option has been taken up for Siemens to supply a further 60 Eurosprinter ES60U3 electric locomotives at a cost of €222m, with deliveries to run from June 2010 to April 2012. A previous order for 60 locomotives was placed in December 2006. On December 16 Bombardier and Alstom announced that SNCB had signed a €128m contract for a further 72 M6 coaches for delivery between April 2010 and March 2011. This is the fourth follow-on order to an initial 1999 contract, bringing SNCB’s total order to 492 cars. The first entered service in 2002. The contract value is split equally between the two suppliers. Alstom will produce 68 semi-finished intermediate cars at Valenciennes, control equipment at Villeurbanne and auxiliary converters and signalling equipment at Charleroi. The four driving cars will be produced by Bombardier’s Brugge plant, which will also undertake final assembly of the intermediate cars. Bogies will be manufactured at Crespin.
102 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet CoronavirusNewsRegional Montserrat’s First COVID19 Case Linked to British Airways Flight by: – March 18, 2020 Share Montserrat’s first case of COVID-19 is a patient from the United Kingdom who was aboard flight BA 2157 on March 10 from London with another passenger who tested positive for the virus in Antigua.Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Minister of Health Charles T. Kirnon said they received confirmation from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) that the island has its first case.The sample was sent from a suspected case identified on March 13. That sample was one of three sent to CARPHA for testing and the only one that returned positive.“On learning on the 13th from the Antiguan authorities that a passenger on that flight had fallen ill with COVID-19 the Ministry activated its outbreak investigation protocol to locate, assess and quarantine all passengers who travelled to Montserrat through Antigua on the same flight. The patient has been in isolation since March 13 and will remain in isolation while being treated and monitored until the disease is no longer detected,” he said.Kirnon said to date they have monitored patients and close contacts in the homes of those quarantined and continue contact tracing to identify all possible exposed persons. Seventy-five per cent of the people who were on the flight have been contacted and a list of those who have not been contacted has been sent to the police.The island has also banned public gatherings and restricted visits to homes for the elderly and the hospitals as well as closed schools in preparation for the virus reaching its shores.He assured the population that the island has enough clinical and protective equipment and has ordered more beds, extra ventilators, testing equipment and supplies.The Minister said they have not yet closed their borders but it will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting on March 18.
Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH PH among economies most vulnerable to virus FILE PHOTO. Paul Desiderio. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netConsider it as the cherry on top of a great year.With University of the Philippines finally seeing a breakthrough this UAAP Season 79, the Fighting Maroons have one last reason to celebrate with guard Paul Desiderio being named to the Mythical Five.ADVERTISEMENT Senators to proceed with review of VFA Averaging 15.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists this year, Desiderio led UP to a 5-9 record, good for fifth place.He was also the first Maroon to be named since guard Marvin Cruz, who was cited as one of the league’s best performers in 2006.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliBut for the Cebuano guard, seeing UP in the Final Four before he graduates would be a better prize.“I’m happy for the award, but I’m not satisfied because before I leave, I want UP to get to the Final Four,” he said. We are young As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 MOST READ After triumphant year, PH paddlers turn focus on Asian Games Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EDITORS’ PICK Desiderio said that the award just drives him to perform better next season as he eyes to make his dreamfor Diliman come true.“Starting now, I’m pressuring myself to play better. People have also texted me and told me that they expect UP to make it to the Final Four, but I’m not thinking about it. i just know that I really need to work harder,” he said.And this early, Desiderio likes the Fighting Maroons’ chances.“We have a big chance next year. Hopefully, we get it and make it to the Final Four,” he said.Coach Bo Perasol will have an almost intact lineup for next season, with only team captain Jett Manuel, Dave Moralde, and Henry Asilum graduating this year.ADVERTISEMENT View comments