Tag Archives: Human activities

30Jul/17

Balloonists take to the skies over Umbria’s wine valley

The Sagrantino Italian International Balloon Challenge Cup is underway in Umbria, Italy, drawing dozens of balloonists from around the world for what organizers say is the “most relaxed event” of the year. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

08Jul/17

Facebook meets Pakistan government after blasphemy death sentence

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (JULY 7, 2017) (INTERIOR MINISTRY HANDOUT) – A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan’s interior minister on Friday (July 7) to discuss a demand that the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.
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06Jul/17

Fitness coach breaks world record for largest ever HIIT session

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 5, 2017) (REUTERS – Fitness coach Joe Wicks, known to his millions of online followers as ‘The Body Coach’, set a new Guinness World Record on Wednesday (July 5) for the largest ever High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session. Continue reading

27Apr/17

United pulls out $10K for your seat

United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier’s efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger.
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11Apr/17

United Airlines under fire after passenger dragged from plane

CHICAGO, USA (APRIL 10, 2017) ( JAYSE D ANSPACH) – United Airlines sparked outrage on Monday (April 10) for the treatment of a passenger who was physically dragged off a plane the airline had overbooked.
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07Mar/17

Future of mobility: a personal capsule which drives, flies and hops on train

Imagine ordering a capsule which can drive and fly on its own taking you across the city. The concept, called “Pop.Up”, was unveiled at the Geneva car show and is a big leap into the future.

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07Feb/17

Obama shows off kiteboarding skills with buddy Richard Branson

Former U.S. President Barack Obama shows off his kiteboarding skills while on his post-presidency getaway on Richard Branson’s Moskito island, in the British Virgin Islands, as posted in Branson’s blog entry https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/richard-vs-barack-kiteboard-and-foilboard-challenge.

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07Jan/17

France gives employees out of hours “right to switch off” in world first

A new French labour law gives employees the “right to switch off” from email, smartphones and other electronic leashes to preserve off-hours and holiday time.

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17Dec/16

Google develops floating data centers propelled by windmill-like kites

After developing self-driving cars, Google is set to bring its innovation prowess to the seas, with a novel new ship propulsion system that uses kite energy.
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11Dec/16

Qantas to fly non-stop from Australia’s Perth to London

Australia’s national carrier Qantas Airways will launch the first regular passenger flight directly linking Australia and Europe.

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