A mother communicates with her deaf son as she takes him to a hospital in Hanoi for a health check. Photo by VnExpress/Duc Thanh. After waiting in line for hours to meet a gynaecologist at a hospital in Hanoi, two hearing- and speech-impaired women finally met the doctor. The three used hand signs to try and communicate with each other. The meeting ended within a minute since the doctor and patients could not understand each other and there was no interpreter around. "Hearing and speech-impaired people usually face a great disadvantage when getting health checks at hospitals," Lan Anh, one of the patients, later told VnExpress through an interpreter. "The doctor asked us about our reproductive health, and we could not provide any information because we don’t have any knowledge in that field. When the doctor gives us a prescription, we don’t understand our condition, how to take the medicine, or how the treatment will go." Deaf people have the same need for medical … [Read more...] about Healthcare service stays muted for deaf people
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Dan Gentile, SFGATE Updated 6:21 pm PDT, Friday, October 4, 2019 Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Photo: Ted S. Warren, Associated Press Photo: Ted S. Warren, Associated Press Image 1 of / 48 Caption Close Image 1 of 48 Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Southwest Airlines planes are loaded Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) … [Read more...] about Southwest flight attendant disses passenger in Trump T-shirt
Others are learning self-defense skills following the murder of several colleagues. It’s only 8 p.m., but 42-year-old Nguyen Hung Thuan, who has been a GrabBike driver for around two years, has stopped receiving bookings from customers, choosing to merely sit and surf the internet at a corner of Nguyen Cong Tru and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Streets in District 1. Normally, early morning and night-time are the peak hours for GrabBike drivers to earn extra money because of higher demand. "I used to pick up passengers until 11 p.m. and return home close to midnight, but now I don’t dare to. I am afraid of being robbed and killed," said Thuan, who rents a room in District 8 with his wife and two children. "After 8 p.m. I turn off my ride-hailing app and take a rest. Anyone would like to earn more money, but safety comes first. Some of my people have lost their lives after late-night trips to remote areas and outlying districts because they were not careful. " Le Hung Minh, 32, who … [Read more...] about GrabBike drivers brake early, fearing for their lives
Even before a big winter storm looms into the forecast, you should be aware of your travel rights for winter storm flight cancellations—which can come in sudden, widespread waves, causing airport panic that makes it hard to think clearly. Because passengers actually do have an array of rights in winter weather cancellations. The first fact you need to know is that, in recent years, airlines have adopted a policy of making widespread, preemptive cancellations in advance of an actual storm. They rely on weather reports in order to manage their planes and flight personnel more efficiently, to make sure planes and crews are in a position to re-start operations most readily, and to avoid the huge fines they have to pay if they strand you on the tarmac for more than three hours. While this approach occasionally means cancelling flights that could really have operated, for the most part, preemptive cancellations seem to work better. Related:5 Insurance Tips for Avoiding Winter Flight … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?
Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. I recently traveled to India & Bhutan. You can read my trip reports here Review: Swiss Airbus A330 First Class from Zürich to Delhi Review: India Aman Tour – The Lodhi New Delhi Review: India Aman Tour – Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore National Park Review: India Aman Tour – Amanbagh, Rajasthan Review: The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra Review: The Oberoi New Delhi Review: Six Senses Thimphu, Bhutan (today) Review: Six Senses Punakha, Bhutan Review: Six Senses Paro, Bhutan Review: Bhutan Airlines A320 Business Class from Paro to Delhi Review: The Leela Palace Delhi Review: Taj Lake Palace (Udaipur) Review: The Oberoi Udaivilas (Udaipur) Review: Lufthansa A380 First Class Delhi to Frankfurt Today (October 9, 2019): Review of Six Senses Bhutan, Thimphu Lodge. Location: Google maps Hotel website: Six Senses Bhutan, Thimphu Lodge Tip: get complimentary VIP perks … [Read more...] about Review of Six Senses Bhutan – Thimphu Lodge