LONDON ECCO Uomo Intrinsic 3 Textile Nere Italia , July 29 (Xinhua) -- Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD confirmed Wednesday that it has signed a 19-million-pound (about 29.6 million U.S. dollars) deal with British bus maker Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) to produce 51 zero-emission buses for London.
BYD said the vehicles would be built on BYD chassis and powered by its leading electric drivetrain, but all of the 51 buses would be bodied by ADL, incorporating their Enviro200-like midi bus design, which is renowned for its lightweight, easy access and fuel efficiency.
It said the 51 buses ECCO Uomo Intrinsic 2 Stivali Nere Italia , which would be the first large-scale, zero-emission, single deck bus fleet to be introduced into London, would run on two routes by London bus operator Go-Ahead London. They are expected to be put into use by August 2016.
The move followed an announcement from Transport for London (TfL) earlier this month that it would electrify central London routes 507 and 521 as part of its drive to make all of its single deck buses emission-free by 2020.
"Working together with our partners and friends at ADL we can provide a truly optimized blend of expertise. Our deep experience of not only battery technology but the critical battery management systems and driveline components necessary to deliver unequaled range and reliability are matched to ADL's strong track record in building low weight, attractive and durable buses ECCO Uomo Cool Gtx Nere Italia ," said Isbrand Ho, managing director of BYD Europe.
"This combination will deliver a unique vehicle which we believe will have a strong appeal in London and elsewhere in the UK," said Ho.
"We are delighted to have placed this order with BYD and have every confidence that along with ADL. They will deliver the world's most advanced, zero-emission, pure electric bus fleet ECCO Uomo Cs16 Low Nere Italia , and one that will match the rigorous demands of the London operating environment. This is a considerable step towards a cleaner, greener London bus fleet," said Richard Harrington, engineering director of Go-Ahead London.
CAPE TOWN， March 28 (Xinhua) -- South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada died in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the age of 87， the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has confirmed.
Kathrada passed away peacefully after a short period of illness and following surgery to the brain at the Donald Gordon Hospital in Johannesburg， the foundation said.
"This is great loss to the ANC (African National Congress)， the broader liberation movement and South Africa as a whole. Internationally， he was staunch in his support for the Palestinian struggle. 'Kathy' was an inspiration to millions in different parts of the world，" said Neeshan Balton， Executive Director of the foundation.
Kathrada will be buried according to Muslim religious rights， details of which will be made publicly available in due course， according to the foundation.
Born on Aug. 21， 1929， Kathrada was introduced to politics as a young boy when he joined a non-racial youth club run by the Young Communist League.
At 17， Kathrada participated in the 1946 Passive Resistance Campaign led by the South African Indian Congress. He was part of 2，000 resisters who were arrested and imprisoned for defying a law that discriminated against Indian South Africans.
Kathrada spent 26 years and three months in prison， 18 of which were on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela， who later became South Africa's first black president， was also imprisoned.
Kathrada has had an illustrious political career， having served between 1994 and 1999 as the parliamentary counsellor to then President Mandela.
Kathrada is survived by his wife， Barbara Hogan， also an ANC stalwart and veteran.
DUBAI, June 27 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Educational ECCO Irving Fisherman Sandali Nere Italia ,Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has chosen UnitedArab Emirates' (UAE) Sharjah as the World Book Capital of 2019, theofficial Emirates News Agency reported Tuesday.
The UNESCO made the selection in recognition of Sharjah'sprominent role in supporting the book and reading culture, said thereport.
Sharjah, one of the seven sheikdoms of the UAE, is the firstGulf city to win the title and the third in the Arab world and theMiddle East ECCO Uomo Yucatan Sandali Wild Dove Titanium Nere Italia , the official agency said.
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova welcomed on Monday thedecision, saying that she appreciated the city's efforts to "allowreading to as many people as possible, especially marginalizedgroups."
"This selection was made on the recommendation of the advisorycommittee, which met at the headquarters of the InternationalFederation of Library Associations and Institutions in The Hague,"she added on the official website of the organization.
The program will begin on April 23 ECCO Uomo Yucatan Sandali Nere Mole Italia , 2019 under the slogan "Iread you in Sharjah" and will be concerned with six main themes:solidarity, reading, heritage, awareness, publishing and youth.
Moreover ECCO Uomo Yucatan Sandali Espresso Cocoa Marrone Nere Italia , the city will also launch Sharjah Publishing City, afully dedicated production and printing venue, aiming at promotingthe book industry by enhancing production and distribution in theArab world.
The emirate of Sharjah was named the capital of Arab culture in1998, the capital of Islamic culture in 2014, and the capital ofArab tourism in 2015.
CAPE TOWN ECCO Chander Classic Fisherman Sandali Nere Italia , July 24 (Xinhua) -- Minister of Environmental Affairs Edena Molewa on Monday voiced "cautious optimism" over the fight against rhino poaching but warned against claiming victory.
"There has been a slight decrease in the number of rhino poached nationally," the minister said at a press briefing in Cape Town.
A total of 529 rhinos have been poached since January 2017 this year, compared to 542 in the same period for 2016, representing a decrease of 13 rhinos, according to Molewa.
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