Posts published in Day: October 2, 2018

German diesel deal runs into opposition from carmakers

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Owners of older diesel cars in polluted German cities should be able to choose between trade-in incentives and a hardware upgrade for their vehicles, German coalition parties agreed but the car industry swiftly raised objections. After marathon talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of her coalition partners announced in the early hours of Tuesday that they had agreed on a way to cut pollution in the worst affected cities while…

Protests against pension reform in Belgium (Video)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Thousands of people have participated in an “Action Day” in Belgium, organized by the unions. At rallies across the country, participants protested against the planned pension reform. The federal government wants to raise the retirement age to 67. You can’t work after the age of fifty in some jobs, this man says. Standing at a production chain, physically it’s not tenable. The unions also claim a raise of pensions. Paying…

Rescue Board wants additional €500,000 to cover summer fire expenses

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Rescue Board will ask for an extra €500,000 from the government to covering expenses related to fighting wildfires in the summer this year. Keeping the fires from spreading took so much effort that at times the rescue services were stretched so thin that they couldn’t have carried out their usual tasks, the board’s director-general said on Tuesday. Director-General of the Rescue Board Kuno Tammearu told journalists that they are…

LaMelo ball got into a fist fight during a game in Lithuania (Video)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

LaVar Ball’s JBA made it’s second stop on its international tour in Lithuania on Monday, where the Ball’s famously spent time earlier this year. LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball’s Lithuanian basketball careers didn’t go especially well, with the two dominating in lower level games that were barely basketball, and often struggling in upper level games, butting heads with their coach. This summer, the two returned to the states to play in the…

Hundreds of ferry passengers stranded in Baltic Sea after engine breakdown

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A ferry with 294 passengers on board was stranded in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday after an engine breakdown on Tuesday, Danish operator DFDS said. No injuries were reported. The malfunction aboard the Regina Seaways produced smoke, which triggered the ship’s fire extinguishing system in the engine room, DFDS said in a statement. The passengers were assembled at muster stations in preparation for a possible evacuation, but it wasn’t necessary…

No joke: young horse gallops into a bar (Video)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A young horse escaped her racing stable in the town of Chantilly, north of Paris, and ran into the nearest bar. CCTV captured the animal running from one end to the other of the bar before making a U-turn, bucking its legs in the air and bumping into the bar tables and chairs. Stephane Jasmin, the bar owner, said no one was hurt in the incident though he was stunned at what…

Cristiano Ronaldo accuser spells out rape claims in magazine

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who alleges that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her, has revealed extensive details of the events she claims took place in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. The 34-year-old teacher claims the superstar footballer forced her to have sex with him in the bathroom of his penthouse suite, despite repeatedly being told not to. Mayorga also revealed the protracted legal process by which she subsequently agreed to…

Highest-paying jobs in Latvia are in IT and financial sectors

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The highest-paying jobs in Latvia are in the IT and financial sectors, according to a survey of salaries and productivity carried out by Latvian IT Cluster and Fontes personnel management consultancy and research company, reports LETA. According to the survey’s findings, the overall salary in the IT industry has increased 7.9% this year, but productivity has also increased as much. Export of IT services has been growing very quickly, and…

Anett Kontaveit achieves new record ranking

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Estonia’s top tennis player Anett Kontaveit, who placed second in the Wuhan Open last week, achieved a new record ranking of 21st in the WTA on Monday and advanced to the third round of the China Open on Tuesday, daily Postimees reported. Kontaveit lost the opening set to Germany’s Laura Siegemund (WTA 142) 2-6, complaining of fatigue to British coach Nigel Sears, who offered encouragement. She subsequently pulled away 6-3,…

Spanish pilot behind accidental missile launch receives minimal penalty

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Spanish Air Force has imposed a minimal disciplinary measure on the pilot who misfired an air-to-air missile in Estonia in August, Spanish daily El País reports. According to the Spanish Air Force, the pilot who accidentally launched an air-to-air type AMRAAM missile in the Estonian airspace on 7 August was found guilty of negligence, however, an investigation led to the discovery of mitigating circumstances. The Spanish Air Force imposed…