LION Air flight JT610 crashed into the sea earlier today, leaving 189 people feared dead. The Indonesian airline once featured on the EU’s list of banned airlines that aren’t allowed to fly within the European Union – at all. It was included on the list alongside Wings Air and Batik Air in 2007 as the European Comission had concerns about Indonesia’s oversight of airline regulations. It stayed on the banned list for nine years. However it was taken off the Flight Safety List in 2016, meaning it can now fly within the EU again. The airline, which is Indonesia’s biggest budget carrier has suffered a number of other crashes in the last fifteen years, including flight 538 which killed 25 people in 2004. The Flight Safety list was last updated in June this year and features 120 airlines that aren’t allowed to fly into the EU. Before this latest revision, Indonesia features heavily on the list, with 55 airlines currently banned - however these were all … [Read more...] about Lion Air was once banned from flying in Europe – so which other airlines are also restricted?
Updated 5:06 am PDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany. The German government is putting pressure on the country’s automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of driving bans in major cities. less FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany. The German government is putting pressure on the country’s automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive ... more Photo: Michael Sohn, AP Photo: Michael Sohn, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany. The German government is putting pressure on the country’s automakers … [Read more...] about Europe’s air pollution still exceeds limits, must improve
James Ludden, Bloomberg Published 3:17 pm PDT, Sunday, October 28, 2018 (FILES) This file photo taken on May 2, 2016 shows Leicester City's Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha giving a thumbs up to fans after the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England. The duty-free billionaire behind Leicester City's Premier League title is a hit with fans and royalty alike -- and he now stands to cash in on one of football's greatest fairytales. less (FILES) This file photo taken on May 2, 2016 shows Leicester City's Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha giving a thumbs up to fans after the English Premier League football match between Manchester United ... more Photo: OLI SCARFF, AFP/Getty Images Flowers are seen outside Leicester City Football Club after a helicopter crashed in flames the day before, in Leicester, … [Read more...] about Leicester City Owner Dies in Helicopter Crash
On November 11, 2018, we will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. It is almost impossible to visit parts of Europe – especially during a cruise – without encountering sites, memorials and memories of both the world wars. You don’t have to be on a battlefield to engage with the stories, however. Cities and museums big, and small, can tell the tale just as poignantly. Here’s where to find some of them. Normandy’s landing beaches on the Seine On a U by Uniworld cruise the itineraries are geared towards cities, and the experiences you can have in them. Next April, The B will set sail on a new eight-day cruise along the Seine. The itinerary allows for a Friday and a Saturday night in Paris, and the ship also calls at Vernon, Les Andelys, Rouen, Caudebec-en-Caux and Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. Just in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, passengers will be taken to Normandy’s landing beaches to commemorate that historic event, with a … [Read more...] about Eight cruises that reveal Europe’s poignant wartime history
Da Nang city hosts the 1st Vietnamese Young Intellectual Forum. (Photo: baodanang.vn)The forum aims to promote the role of young intellectuals in national renewal, construction and protection, thus increasing Vietnam’s economic integration in the region and globe; and propose mechanisms to attract and advantageously employ talented people. Under the theme “Tapping the power of young Vietnamese intellectuals in the 4.0 era”, the forum will focus on the three topics, including promoting STEM to build a high-quality workforce in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution; adopting Industry 4.0 technology in environmental protection and climate change response; and promoting innovation in manufacturing and business. Among the 200 participants, 130 delegates are domestic and 70 are foreign, while all are under 35 years old and have research, initiatives and experience suitable for the content of the forums, or hold work positions relating to the contents of the forum. … [Read more...] about 1st Vietnamese Young Intellectual Forum held in Da Nang city