SWEDEN: Green Cargo has placed a €51m order with Bombardier for 16 Traxx F140AC electric locomotives. To be delivered between February and July 2010, they will be used on freight trains to be operated under a 10-year contract with steel sheet and plate producer SSAB. Green Cargo’s SKr2·5bn transport contract with SSAB was announced on October 30, and covers the movement of more than 4 million tonnes of slab and rolled steel a year in 2010-19. There will be three return trains a day between Luleå and Borlänge, and two between Borlänge and Oxelösund. Green Cargo will also undertake shunting at the SSAB plants in Oxelösund and Borlänge. ‘We want to have the best possible environmental performance of the SSAB transport system’, said Fredrik Sand, Purchasing Manager at SSAB Tunnplåt. ‘The Green Cargo investment in new electric locomotives reduces the energy consumption for our steel transport by more than 15%. Green Cargo is also replacing the engines of the diesel locomotives used for shunting at the SSAB plants to enable the carbon dioxide emissions to be lowered by around 20% and particulates emissions by around 60%.’
https://twitter.com/masaku_/status/796249207589994497Aww all of a sudden everyone wants to go to Africa and live in a hut. Sorry we’re not accepting refugees pic.twitter.com/VIN7F1nH0y— Tahir (@uncle___t) November 9, 2016https://twitter.com/Yubslut/status/796195834383765505https://twitter.com/vinny_wa/status/796236517983318017 https://twitter.com/LogGic_SA/status/796294480190181376 An overwhelming number of Americans have voted in Donald Trump into Presidency. With many individuals having declared to leave the country if Trump became President including Nigerian award winning author Wole Soyinka who is a citizen of the US and resides there, Africans have taken to social media to invite the Africans in America back home. Americans are also making fun of the whole idea of returning back to Africa. Here are some of the post, some hilarious My crush that went to the US 14 years ago is coming back to Africa man God works in mysterious ways— Trapa Fasa (@trapafasa) November 9, 2016 Hey @SamuelLJackson should we prepare a spot for you here in South Africa?— Snackie Chan (@leratombangeni) November 9, 2016https://twitter.com/AfrikanNinja/status/796294372484677633
By Brian HomewoodDisgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter will return to the headquarters of football’s governing body on February 16 when his appeal against his ban from the sport will be heard, according to his advisor.Blatter, head of football’s scandal-plagued governing body since 1998, was banned in December from all football-related activity for eight years by the ethics committee of FIFA, mired in the worst graft scandal its 111-year history.“Mr Blatter will attend an appeal hearing at on February 16, at the home of FIFA, and we expect the decision as soon as possible,” his advistor Thomas Renggli told Reuters.Blatter’s case will initially be dealt with by FIFA’s own Appeal Committee. Renggli said that, if he is unsuccessful, he will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.Blatter, 79, who has denied wrongdoing, was banned for ethics violations over a two million Swiss francs ($1.96 million) payment FIFA made to UEFA chief Michel Platini with Blatter’s approval in 2011.Platini, who had been the favourite to succeed Blatter, was also banned for eight years. The election for the new FIFA president will take place in Zurich on February 26.A total of 41 individuals and entities, including many former FIFA officials, have been charged with corruption-related offences in the United States as part of the wider scandal.The U.S. investigation is far from over and FIFA also faces a parallel Swiss investigation.