Tuesday, February 20

Day: February 8, 2017

10 bad habits that damage your car
ENGLISH, Technology

10 bad habits that damage your car

    When something's going wrong with your car, chances are it will try to tell you. Any strange vibrations, intermittent squeaks, occasional knocks, or other unusual symptoms should be inspected right away. You might not feel any problems but the longer you wait, the more trouble you could be in if a part suddenly fails and you're left stranded on the side of the road. These little mistakes we do every day are slowing killing our cars. Ignoring the Parking Brake Even if you're parked on a level surface, there's really no reason not to use the parking brake. Not engaging the parking brake puts the entire weight of your vehicle on a little piece of metal in the transmission called the parking pawl. It's only about as big as your finger, so it can wear out or break eventually fr...
Trump says his critics pull out the racist card
America, ENGLISH

Trump says his critics pull out the racist card

    President Trump accused television pundits and other critics of playing the racist card when they characterize him or his policies as anti-Muslim or anti-black. Fox News Channel personality Bill O'Reilly asked Trump in an interview that aired Tuesday night whether his feelings are hurt when critics are making you into a hater. No, because they always do it, Trump replied. The first thing they do with the Republicans or conservatives is the racist card. They pull out the racist card. They always do that. It's not just me. I mean, they do it with everybody. And I see that and once you know that you feel a lot better about it. Trump's comments came in an interview that was taped at the White House last Friday as part of Fox's Super Bowl coverage. Fox News has been airing new ...
PIA flight from Pakistan diverted to London Stansted under RAF escort
Asia, London

PIA flight from Pakistan diverted to London Stansted under RAF escort

    A passenger on a flight from Pakistan who was arrested after the plane was diverted to Stansted airport under RAF escort was wanted by the Metropolitan police. The Pakistan International Airlines flight PK757 from Lahore had been heading to Heathrow before it was intercepted and escorted to the airport in Essex by Typhoon fighter jets. Essex police said the flight was diverted because of a disruptive passenger but it was not believed to be a hijack situation or terror matter. However, an airline spokesman said UK authorities had received some vague security threat through an anonymous phone call. The Met said a Pakistani national on the flight had been wanted for arrest, in what it called an apparent coincidence. A 52-year-old Pakistani was arrested on suspicion of fraud o...
Vladimir Putin orders Russian air force to prepare for time of war
ENGLISH, Europe

Vladimir Putin orders Russian air force to prepare for time of war

    Russia's air force has been ordered to prepare for a time of war. President Vladimir Putin has ordered a snap check of the country's armed forces, according to defense minister Sergey Shoigu. As well as checking whether agencies and troops are ready for battle, the same order will ensure that systems are ready to fight, according to state news agency TASS. Those preparations have already begun, according to Russian ministers. Putin says prepare for time of war In accordance with the decision by the Armed Forces Supreme Commander, a snap check of the Aerospace Forces began to evaluate readiness of the control agencies and troops to carry out combat training tasks," he said, according to TASS. Special attention should be paid to combat alert, deployment of air defense system...
LBTH ex Mayor Lutfur Rahman seeks to remove ban from office
ENGLISH, London

LBTH ex Mayor Lutfur Rahman seeks to remove ban from office

    Disgraced former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is attempting to overturn his five-year ban from elected office, it emerged today. Mr Rahman is seeking judicial review at the High Court amid reports that he is planning a political comeback in the East End borough. He was barred from office after a civil election court found him guilty of corrupt and illegal practices during the 2014 mayoral race. According to documents now lodged with the courts service, his lawyers believe he could now fight the ruling as the Metropolitan Police admitted there was insufficient evidence for a criminal prosecution. Ex-Communities Secretary Sir Eric Pickles, who ordered forensic accountants in to investigate Mr Rahman’s rule, suggested police could have done more. He told LBC News: The po...