Tag: Safety

Indonesia’s aviation safety has improved, but a lot remains to be done

The Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 disaster serves as a warning for aviation safety regulators, not only in Indonesia but worldwide. Four minutes after taking off from Jakarta in heavy rain on January 9, the Boeing 737-500 nosedived into the ocean,…

House ramps up security for lawmaker travel

After several lawmakers were hassled in airports, federal authorities on Saturday increased security for members of Congress when they travel to and from Washington through the inauguration, according to an internal memo obtained by Axios. Why it matters: The unusual…

Panic-Buying Erupts at Coles And Woolworths In Brisbane: Here’s The Psychology Behind It And How To Avoid It

Hundreds of shoppers flocked to local supermarkets on Friday morning after Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Brisbane would be plunged into a three-day lockdown after the more infectious UK strain of COVID-19 was linked to hotel quarantine. The stay-at-home order…

‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…
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Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

Boeing 737 MAX flies U.S. passengers for first time after 20-month halt

American Airlines on Tuesday flew Boeing’s 737 MAX for the first time in nearly two years, having been grounded since March 2019 after a pair of crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed 346 people just months apart, the New York…

The challenge of 2021: Vaccinating the world

Vaccinating the world will be perhaps the single greatest global challenge of 2021, and that process is now beginning in earnest. The big picture: If you’re reading this in Europe, the U.S. or one of several other wealthy countries, you…

U.S. to require negative coronavirus test from travelers from the U.K.

Starting Monday the U.S. will require all air travelers from the United Kingdom to test negative for coronavirus within 72 hours of their departure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced. The big picture: More than 50 countries…

Magnetic induction cooking can cut your kitchen’s carbon footprint

To curb climate change, many experts have called for a massive shift from fossil fuels to electricity. The goal is to electrify processes like heating homes and powering cars, and then generate the increased electrical power needs using low- or…

Honey Boy Director Alma Har’el Speaks Out Against Shia LaBeouf Amid Abuse Allegations

Rachel Luna via Getty ImagesAlma Har’El and Shia LaBeouf attend the premiere of “Honey Boy” in November 2019. Director Alma Har’el — who helmed Shia LaBeouf’s semi-autobiographical film, “Honey Boy,” about his traumatic childhood — is speaking out in support of singer FKA…

The surge in coronavirus cases has leveled off

The pace of new coronavirus infections leveled off over the past week, but the nationwide caseload is still dangerously high. The big picture: Throughout the fall, new cases skyrocketed to record levels. It’s good news that they’re no longer skyrocketing,…

Juukan Gorge: how could they not have known? (And how can we be sure they will in future?)

How could they not have known? That was the question on everyone’s lips after leaders of the Australian defence force claimed not to have known about the atrocities committed by special forces in Afghanistan. It is now being asked about…