Saturday, November 27

Day: December 1, 2016

Huge backlog as EU citizens rush to secure British residency
ENGLISH, Europe

Huge backlog as EU citizens rush to secure British residency

    EU citizens worried about their right to remain in Britain have inundated the Home Office with applications to secure their UK residency, leading to an official backlog that has trebled since the summer of 2015. The figures emerged on a day that Labour demanded Theresa May guaranteed the rights of the more than 3 million EU citizens to remain in the UK before Brexit negotiations begin, with MP Keir Starmer saying there was “a mounting sense of very real injustice” over the issue. The number of outstanding applications from European citizens to secure their residency status in Britain went from 37,618 in June 2015 to almost 100,000 “currently in progress” in early July 2016, including those seeking permanent residence cards and documents for non-EU family members of Europea...
Motorway limit should be 50mph and speed bumps could be banned
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Motorway limit should be 50mph and speed bumps could be banned

    Experts at Nice also recommended that speed bumps should be removed so motorists do not create fumes by constantly breaking and accelerating as they drive between them. New draft guidance for England said some stretches of the motorway should have 50mph speed limits – displayed on overhead signs – to encourage drivers to stay at a constant speed and which could then be relaxed at night when there was little traffic. Other suggestions include reducing the impact of air pollution include rolling out 20mph zones across built-up areas and extra speed cameras. Nice also said a review of tree-lined streets was required as tree canopies stop fumes escaping and make the roads below more polluted and that councils should display ‘no-idling’ signs urging drivers not to leave their c...
Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn becomes King Rama X
Asia, ENGLISH

Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn becomes King Rama X

    The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai convened a special meeting on Tuesday and has now announced the acknowledgement of the Cabinet's resolution to invite HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to accede to the throne. "The NLA, which now functions as the Parliament. has received the Cabinet's resolution. The NLA president will now invite the Crown Prince to accede to the throne and become the next King of Thailand," Pornpetch said. The 5-minute meeting was attended by 243 lawmakers out of 250 NLA members. At the end of the session, Pornpetch asked the attending lawmakers to stand up in a show of respect to "the new King". The meeting was held under Section 2 of the interim constitution. under which the cabinet submits the heir's name fo...
Karen Danczuk’s brother guilty of raping her
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Karen Danczuk’s brother guilty of raping her

    The 33-year-old told a jury she was regularly molested in her family home from the age of six until she was 15 or 16 by Michael Burke, who is five years older than her. The estranged wife of Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk waived her right to anonymity by speaking publicly after her brother's conviction at Manchester Crown Court of a series of sex attacks. She said: "Most people remember their first time having sex with somebody they love. Whereas my first time of having sex was with my brother. "It's horrible. Even now I can't sleep naked. I can't even cuddle in bed. "I will never love properly, I will never be able to let someone in. It's horrible." Burke, 38, described as a "controlling and violent" man, denied 15 counts of rape, one attempted rape and one indecent assault ag...
Donald Trump’s Chat With The Pakistani PM
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump’s Chat With The Pakistani PM

    Donald Trump has been widely mocked for his choice of words during a conversation with Pakistan’s prime minister - but the exchange was odd for more than one reason. The president-elect described Nawaz Sharif as a “terrific guy” and said he would “love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people”. He also described the people of Pakistan as “amazing” and “one of the most intelligent people”. In case you missed it, here’s a write-up of precisely what Trump said during his conversation with Sharif: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called President-elect USA Donald Trump and felicitated him on his victory. President Trump said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is vi...
Louis Kahn’s original drawing of JS reaches Dhaka
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Louis Kahn’s original drawing of JS reaches Dhaka

    Bangladesh today received the design of Jatiya Sangsad prepared by world famous American architect Louis I Kahn, leading to the restoration of the JS Complex’s original design. The original document that was preserved in the Architectural Archive, University of Pennsylvania reached the parliament secretariat office in Dhaka this evening, JS Speaker Shirin Sharmin Choudhury confirmed The Daily Star. In 1973, Kahn designed the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, built on 200 acres of land, which is a part of an 800-acre citadel of 1600-acre capitol complex in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, according to leading architects. Though Chandrima Udyan, and the sites of the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, and the Planning Commission were parts of Kahn's original design, no space had been allo...