Saturday, November 27

Day: November 29, 2016

Massive Sinkhole In Japan Is Showing Signs Of Sinking Again
Asia, ENGLISH

Massive Sinkhole In Japan Is Showing Signs Of Sinking Again

    A sinkhole is a depression in the ground created by erosion or drainage of water. Extremely dangerous, sinkholes vary in size from a few feet across to large enough to swallow an entire building. A huge sinkhole opens up in the centre of a Japanese city Fukuoka on Nov. 8, 2016, raising concern for commercial buildings on its edge. Part of the road that was rebuilt over a massive sinkhole in downtown Fukuoka, Japan was closed off over the weekend when authorities noticed the pavement sunk slightly. Authorities said the road had lowered by nearly 3 inches and the area was closed for a few hours to perform a safety check. No injuries were reported or damage done, so the road was reopened. A side-by-side image of the sinkhole and the repaired road. Earlier this month, it too...
London’s 73 storey Trellis skyscraper gets green light
ENGLISH, London

London’s 73 storey Trellis skyscraper gets green light

    A skyscraper almost as tall as the Shard is to be added to the central London skyline after the 73-storey building was given planning approval. Known as 1 Undershaft, the site’s address in London’s financial district, and nicknamed the Trellis, it will be the second-tallest building in western Europe, after the Shard, at more than 300 metres. Designed by the architect Eric Parry for Singaporean developers Aroland Holdings, the building will have a free public viewing gallery and what is claimed to be London’s highest restaurant. The skyscraper is to be built on the site of the Aviva Tower, which will be demolished, and is due to be completed at some point in the 2020s, as tenants remain in the building currently standing on the site. © Provided by Guardian News View of ent...
New £5 notes contain animal fat says Bank of England: drawing anger from vegetarians
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

New £5 notes contain animal fat says Bank of England: drawing anger from vegetarians

    Vegans and vegetarians have voiced outrage after it emerged the new £5 notes contain tallow, a substance made from animal fat that is often used in the making of soap and candles. The news came to light when the Bank of England replied to a question on Twitter. "There is a trace of tallow in the polymer pellets used in the base substrate of the polymer £5 notes," it confirmed. More than 1,700 people so far have signed a petition demanding that the substance is no longer used in the production of the currency "The new £5 notes contain animal fat in the form of tallow. This is unacceptable to millions of vegans & vegetarians in the UK. We demand that you cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we have to use," the petition read. As the tweet was s...
Donald Trump’s bogus claim that millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump’s bogus claim that millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton

    In addition to winning the electoral college in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. Angered by demands for a recount in the three states that gave him an electoral college victory, President-elect Donald Trump made a bold but unsubstantiated assertion in a tweet — that “millions of people” voted illegally in the presidential election. He suggested they voted for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, who now leads in the popular vote by 2.2 million votes, and thus he actually also won the popular vote. Winning the electoral college is all that counts in the presidential race. But losing the popular vote by such a substantial margin apparently gnaws at Trump. Is there any basis for his claim? The simple answer is no....
Plane carrying Brazilian football team Chapecoense crashes in Colombia
America, ENGLISH

Plane carrying Brazilian football team Chapecoense crashes in Colombia

    A plane carrying more than 80 people, including members of the Brazilian football team Chapecoense, has crashed in Colombia. There has been no confirmation of casualties at this moment. There were 72 passengers and nine crew on board. Reports say there are at least six survivors, including the Chapecoense goalkeeper Alan Ruschel. The team was scheduled to play Copa Sudamerica finals against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday in Medellin. Medellin international airport has confirmed that a charter aircraft with squad members and journalists on board was involved in a serious emergency on its way to the city. The plane – a British Aerospace 146 short-haul aircraft – is believed to have started its journey in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at 3.35pm in the afternoon local time. It made a sto...