Saturday, November 27

Day: September 27, 2016

Passengers walks up to 1km from check-in to departure in UK airports
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Passengers walks up to 1km from check-in to departure in UK airports

    The passengers at airports in the UK travel up to a kilometre to from check-in desks to departure gates, new research has found – causing real problems for those who have difficulty walking. The travel organisation Abta conducted the study and collated the furthest distances people needed to travel at different airports. Here’s the furthest distances they found: Stansted airport – 1,165m (3,822ft) Luton airport – 900m (2,952ft) Manchester airport – 822m (2,697ft) Glasgow airport – 750m (2,461ft) Birmingham airport – 530m (1,739ft) Abta warned many travellers with walking difficulties request assistance after they have arrived at the airport, which could even cause them to miss their flight. “For most, travelling through airports is a fairly straightforward process, but for...
PM Narendra Modi says we already have taken revenge for Uri attack
Asia, ENGLISH

PM Narendra Modi says we already have taken revenge for Uri attack

    We must not let ourselves be baited into a fight that can only damage us, we must not allow ourselves to blindly hate an entire people. In a masterstroke of political judo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed out in his thumping speech on Saturday, that Pakistan has failed its people. He laid down the gauntlet for India to fight Pakistan on a front where everyone wins by challenging them to a race against poverty and unemployment. He also made the critical and important distinction between the mostly innocent people of Pakistan and its monster of an army and state. If we wish to do justice to the martyrs at Uri, and to the thousands of brave young soldiers that have given their lives for the nation, we must first understand what they died for. Our soldiers did not die def...
Alton Towers owner fined £5m over horror Smiler rollercoaster crash
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Alton Towers owner fined £5m over horror Smiler rollercoaster crash

    Theme park owner Merlin Attractions admits health and safety breach in crash that left two girls needing leg ampuation. The owner of the Alton Towers theme park has been fined £5m ($6.4m) after pleading guilty to breaching health and safety standards following the Smiler roller coaster crash which left 16 people injured, including two teenage girls who each needed to have a leg amputated. Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd admitted that failings on their part caused the crash on 2 June 2015 which was described in court as being the equivalent to a family car crashing at 90mph. During a two-day hearing at Stafford Crown Court, Judge Michael Chambers QC said "human error" was not the cause of the horrific crash, but added it was still "needless and avoidable accident" caused ...
Saudi women demand end to male guardianship
Arab world, ENGLISH

Saudi women demand end to male guardianship

    The system is the 'most significant impediment' to women's rights in Saudi Arabia, HRW tells IBTimes UK. A Saudi woman has delivered a petition to the government calling for an end to the Gulf kingdom's male guardianship system. The petition has been signed by more than 14,000 Saudi women. Women face severe restrictions in the ultra-conservative nation where – despite being adults – they must obtain permission from a male guardian to travel abroad, marry and even be released from prison. They can also be required to provide approval to work and or access health care, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). On Sunday (25 September), people sent telegrams to King Salman to abolish the male guardianship system – something which Saudi Arabia pledged to do in 2009 and 2013. The ...
First presidential debate was held in the struggle for democracy Economy: Employment, Tax, and discuss security
America, ENGLISH

First presidential debate was held in the struggle for democracy Economy: Employment, Tax, and discuss security

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands prior to the start of the Presidential Debate at Hofstra… Trump responded by saying that his business acumen was exactly what the country needs now: We have a country that’s doing so badly, that’s being ripped off by every single county in the world. That’s the kind of thinking that our country needs. The debate turned unusually contentious even in its first half-hour, with Trump repeatedly interrupting Clinton, and Clinton telling Trump, Donald, I know you live in your own reality. At one particularly unusual moment, about 25 minutes in, Trump attacked Clinton for posting her plan to fight the Islamic State on her website. That, he said, was not something that Gen....