Saturday, November 27

Day: March 26, 2016

250 Business Leaders Back UK Exit From EU
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

250 Business Leaders Back UK Exit From EU

    The Vote Leave group has published a list of 250 business leaders who are backing the campaign for Britain to leave the EU. It includes former HSBC chief executive Michael Geoghegan, Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoons and Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross. Vote Leave has also announced its Business Council will be chaired by John Longworth, who resigned as director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) earlier this month. It followed his suspension for saying the UK's long-term prospects could be "brighter" outside the EU despite the BCC maintaining a neutral position. Mr Longworth said he was "delighted" to be joining the Brexit campaign, adding: "This is the most important political debate of a generation. "Many firms struggle with relentless interfe...
Chinese woman demands compensation after toy car accident
Asia, ENGLISH

Chinese woman demands compensation after toy car accident

    A Chinese pensioner was caught on camera demanding compensation after apparently being knocked down by a tiny plastic toy car. Captured in Changde, in China's Hunan Province, the footage shows the woman refusing to stand up until she is paid for the accident. She remains sat on the pavement surrounded by curious passers-by, as well as the toddler who was driving the red toy car at the time and her parents. It is unclear from the video as to how severe the impact was between the toy car and the woman, but the pensioner is adamant that she is the victim. Woman demands compensation after toy car accident It is reported that the woman told the young driver that they were speeding on the pavement without a licence – although the child's mother is heard shouting: "I was walking ...
Google doodle celebrates Bangladesh Independence Day
ENGLISH, Technology

Google doodle celebrates Bangladesh Independence Day

    Google has posted a special Doodle for Bangladesh on its 46th Independence Day. The Doodle was posted on Google homepage just minute after midnight on March 26. The Doodle logo is drawn in combination of red and green colours and in the centre a visual of a bridge. The red and green are the colours of the national flag of Bangladesh. ALSO READ: Into The 46th Year of Independence Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. In 2013, Google, for the first time in its history, posted a special Doodle for Bangladesh on its Independence Day. ALSO READ: Google doodle celebrating Bangladesh Independence Day Named ‘Bangladesh Indep...
Frozen excrement dropped from plane crashes through house roof
Canada, ENGLISH

Frozen excrement dropped from plane crashes through house roof

    A Canadian woman has claimed a frozen lump of excrement from a plane passing overhead ripped through the roof of her mother’s house. Stephanie Moore said she was woken up by a crashing sound and saw a huge hole in the ceiling in the hallway - less than 15ft from where she was sleeping. The 36-year-old teacher had been staying with her mother overnight after returning from a trip to Cuba. After the incident, she said she found pink insulation, drywall, ceiling material and shattered bits of wood on the hallway floor in a puddle of water. In the morning, daylight could be seen shining through the hole which was around one metre in diameter and the crash had caused damage to the roof’s planking and shingles. Ms Moore told CBC News: "At first I thought it was just damage to th...
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi angry at being interviewed by Muslim
Asia, ENGLISH

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi angry at being interviewed by Muslim

    Myanmar democracy veteran Aung San Suu Kyi angrily complained about being interviewed by a Muslim BBC presenter who pressed her about violence against Rohingya Muslims, a biographer claimed on Friday. "No one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim," the Nobel laureate reportedly said off air after a tense exchange with British-Pakistani news presenter Mishal Husain broadcast in October 2013. The claim was made by Peter Popham, a journalist with The Independent newspaper and author of newly published book "The Lady and The Generals -- Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's Struggle for Freedom". In the BBC interview, seasoned journalist Husain had pressed Suu Kyi about the plight of the persecuted Rohingya minority, who have been hardest hit by deadly bouts of communal vio...