Saturday, November 27

Day: March 25, 2016

Airbus unveils futuristic new cabin concept
ENGLISH, Technology

Airbus unveils futuristic new cabin concept

    The aircraft maker has presented a new concept in cabin design, branded "Airspace by Airbus." "Airspace by Airbus" is a new-generation cabin design that airlines can customise with their own services and comfort levels. The concept aims to give passengers more room, whether travelling first class or economy. The interior features wider seats with more under-seat foot space for passengers to stretch out in. Overhead storage bins have been made larger too, with more space for passenger luggage. The new design features a lighting system specially developed to promote a feeling of well-being. This uses technology such as LED lamps, for example. The plane is lit with a relaxing ambient light, echoed in the minimalist lines of the futuristic feeling cabin. This calming environme...
Mark Zuckerberg posts baby picture to encourage active, loving fathers
America, ENGLISH

Mark Zuckerberg posts baby picture to encourage active, loving fathers

    In any given week, Mark Zuckerberg meets with big name politicians, celebrities and technology executives. But two months after returning to work from his high-profile paternity leave, the Facebook CEO knows all of those bigwigs take a backseat to his own daughter, reports mashable. On Thursday afternoon, Zuckerberg posted an adorable photo of himself feeding his precious daughter, with the caption: "Most important meeting of the day.” The picture, one of several Zuckerberg has shared in recent months demonstrating his commitment to juggling family with a C-Suite job, is a new campaign from Lean In, a non-profit organization focused on helping women succeed professionally. "#LeanInTogether celebrates the important role men play in creating an equal world," Sheryl Sandberg,...
Why Investors Are Betting Big that the British Pound Will Crash
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Why Investors Are Betting Big that the British Pound Will Crash

    There's currently an enormous sum placed on the table right now by investors—and if the strategy pays off, investors will probably prefer their profits to be paid in any currency except for the pound. According to Bloomberg, at least $15.5 billion has been placed on a bet that pays off if the pound falls in value. Essentially, if the pound exchange rate with the dollar drops below $1.3502, which is about 4% less than it is now, the investors clean up. The force driving these wagers is a referendum on June 23 in which Brits will be deciding whether to stay in the European Union or perform what's known as a Brexit—which, contrary to popular belief isn't when you quietly stumble out of a party without saying goodbye. Although polls betray very little about what will actually...
Tigers misfire a victory chance
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Tigers misfire a victory chance

    What could have been a landmark victory in country’s cricket history, Bangladesh only dug their own grave after being choked by emotion against mighty India in Bangalore. After being in utter control for 237 balls of the game, they wrecked their own party by playing two rash shots which scripted their heart breaking one-run defeat to India and subsequently eliminated them from the World T20. What left the fans in utter state of shock was that those two shots were played by the two most experienced batsmen of the side—one of whom is in form of his life and another is considered as the most technically sound batsman of the country has ever produced. When the calculation was down to two off three balls, anybody perhaps could win this match 10 times of 10 but Bangladesh were i...
Isis second in command Haji Imam killed by US forces
Arab world, ENGLISH

Isis second in command Haji Imam killed by US forces

    In what officials said was a major strike against Isis, the US military has claimed it has killed the Islamist group's deputy in an operation inside Syria. While he declined to provide anything other than the most basic details, US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter, sitting next to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford, announced that Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli was targeted and killed earlier this week. The militant was better known as Haji Imam and considered to be the deputy of Isis leader Omar al-Baghdadi. The former physics teacher was designated as a global terrorist by the US in 2014 and the following year it offered a reward of $7m for information about him that led to his arrest or capture. "We are steadily eliminating Isil's cabinet," sai...