Tuesday, July 16

Day: August 28, 2016

Army bans punishment beastings after soldier’s death
America, ENGLISH

Army bans punishment beastings after soldier’s death

    Soldiers will no longer be shouted at or made to do more than 10 press-ups as a punishment, it has been claimed. Army beastings informal punishments which often take the form of excessive physical exercise - have reportedly been banned, with new rules limiting the amount of exercise soldiers will be told to do. The alleged move comes after the British Army apologised to the family of Pte Gavin Williams, who died after a 'beasting' at his Wiltshire barracks in July 2006. An inquest earlier this year was told Pte Williams died from heatstroke after being forced to do intensive exercise for “setting off a fire extinguisher”, turning up for duty drunk and being inappropriately dressed. The coroner later found the beasting was unlawful. Under the new rules, which were reported ...
Two pilots arrested at UK airport after attempting to board flight to America while drunk
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Two pilots arrested at UK airport after attempting to board flight to America while drunk

    Two pilots were arrested yesterday after allegedly attempting to board their flight to America while drunk. Concerns were raised after the pair tried to pass through a staff check-in at Glasgow Airport before the 9am flight to Newark, New Jersey. Police were called and the United Airlines flight UA162 was grounded after they were detained. The incident came six weeks after another two pilots suspected of being over the limit were arrested at Glasgow before they took charge of a long-haul passenger flight. The United Airlines pair are being held over the weekend at Govan police station, about five miles from the airport, reports the Sunday Mail. It’s understood each has the rank of first officer with the airline. A source said: “Concerns were raised and police were called. ...
Trump Vows To Begin Deportation of Illegal Immigrants On Day One If Sworn In
America, ENGLISH

Trump Vows To Begin Deportation of Illegal Immigrants On Day One If Sworn In

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump linked illegal immigration and employment Saturday, pledging to start deporting offenders as soon as he is sworn in should he become the White House's next occupant. Trump all the while courted the black vote, claiming that the shooting of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin will make African Americans support him, but the move instead triggered a firestorm of criticism. "On Day One, I am going to begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country – including removing the hundreds of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants that have been released into US communities under the Obama-Clinton administration," Trump told supporters in Des Moines, Iowa. Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton served as secretary ...
Hotels In China Have Been Asked To Block People From Five Muslim Countries
Asia, ENGLISH

Hotels In China Have Been Asked To Block People From Five Muslim Countries

    Police have ordered some low-end hotels in the Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou not to allow guests from five Muslim-majority countries to stay, though China's foreign ministry said it had never heard of the policy. Three hotels with rooms costing about 150 yuan ($23) a night told Reuters that they had received police notices from as early as March telling them to turn away people from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan. I'm not clear of the reason. We just can't take them, one hotel worker said by telephone. Afghanistan. The notice appears only to apply to cheaper hotels at the bottom of the price scale. All of the five countries have been beset by terrorist attacks in the past few years, or in the case of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have been in states of war. ...
Meet the Swedish politician ready to play hardball with the UK on Brexit
ENGLISH, Europe

Meet the Swedish politician ready to play hardball with the UK on Brexit

    During the febrile, topsy-turvy days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, there were plenty of tough messages from European leaders. But few sounded more uncompromising than the EU trade commissioner. A week after the result, Cecilia Malmström, Europe’s lead trade negotiator, stated that the UK could not even begin discussing a trade deal until it had left the bloc. First you exit and then you negotiate the terms of the relationship, she told Newsnight, opening up the prospect of the world’s sixth-largest economy being left dangling for years. When the BBC interviewer suggested this would damage businesses in Britain and on the continent, her response was straightforward: Yes, but the vote was very clear. Such plain speaking provoked fury among leading Brexiter...