WELLINGTON: An Air New Zealand passenger plane flying from Auckland to Shanghai was forced to turn back after about five hours in the air because it did not have permission to land in China, officials said on Sunday (Feb 10). The captain informed passengers mid-flight the plane was not allowed to land in China and would have to turn back AFP/Daniel SLIM Flight NZ289 carrying about 270 passengers left Auckland shortly before midnight on Saturday only to return about 10am on Sunday. Passengers said the captain informed them mid-flight the Air New Zealand plane was not allowed to land in China and would have to go back. "Midway through our flight, the pilot informs us that Chinese authorities had not given this plane permission to land, so we needed to turn around. A permitting issue, supposedly," one passenger, Eric Hundman, told the New Zealand Herald. "I would be stunned if Air NZ had allowed a plane full of passengers to take off without being quite sure they would be able … [Read more...] about Air New Zealand flight to China forced to turn back for not having permission to land
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Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) came under renewed scrutiny by federal investigators and lawmakers on Thursday after disclosing the largest known data breach in history, prompting Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) to demand better terms for its planned purchase of Yahoo's internet business. Shares of the Sunnyvale, California-based internet pioneer fell more than 6 percent after it announced the breach of data belonging to more than 1 billion users late on Wednesday, following another large hack reported in September. Verizon, which agreed to buy Yahoo's core internet business in July for $4.8 billion, is now trying to persuade Yahoo to amend the terms of the acquisition agreement to reflect the economic damage from the two hacks, according to people familiar with the matter. The U.S. No. 1 wireless carrier still expects to go through with the deal, but is looking for “major concessions” in light of the most recent breach, according to another person familiar with the situation. Asked … [Read more...] about Yahoo under scrutiny after latest hack, Verizon seeks new deal terms
ST PAUL, Minn., July 7 - Protesters in Chicago, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota, took to the streets on Thursday to express outrage after the second fatal police shooting of a black man in the United States in two days. ST PAUL, Minn., July 7 - Protesters in Chicago, New York and St. Paul, Minnesota, took to the streets on Thursday to express outrage after the second fatal police shooting of a black man in the United States in two days. The protests were peaceful but tension was evident after the shooting of Philando Castile, 32, by police near St. Paul late on Wednesday. His girlfriend posted live video on the internet of the bloody scene minutes afterward, which was widely viewed. Castile's death occurred within a day of the shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was killed during an altercation with two white police officers. Graphic video of that incident caused an outcry on social media. In Chicago, protesters shut down a stretch of the … [Read more...] about Protesters mass after another police shooting of black man in U.S.
In an interview with VIR’s Tuong Vi, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung noted that the current situation has opened up numerous opportunities for foreign capital flows into Vietnam. The Ministry of Finance welcomes all foreign investors, including those from the US, as they join the Vietnamese financial market. The Vietnamese flag flies on Park Avenue in New York City, where the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance held the event named “My Vietnam - Your Investment Destination” last July The US visit by Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in July 2015 and US President Barack Obama’s visit to Vietnam in May 2016 display the two leaders’ commitment to foster bilateral co-operation. What do you think is Vietnam’s advantage over neighbouring countries in attracting capital from the US? Compared to regional peers, Vietnam has four significant advantages: first of all, Vietnam has a stable political system as well as on-going economic … [Read more...] about Finance Ministry rolls out red carpet to welcome US investors
More than 60 years ago, a bicycle thief in Louisville, Kentucky, unknowingly set in motion one of the most amazing sports careers in history. An angry 12-year-old Cassius Clay went to a policeman on that day in 1954, vowing he would find the thief who took his bike and have his revenge. The policeman's advice was to learn to box first so Clay, who would later change his name to Muhammad Ali, went to a gym, where he learned quite well. He would go on to be a record-setting heavyweight champion and also much more. Ali was handsome, bold and outspoken and became a symbol for black liberation as he stood up to the U.S. government by refusing to go into the Army for religious reasons. As one of the best-known figures of the 20th century, Ali did not believe in modesty and proclaimed himself not only "the greatest" but "the double greatest." He died on Friday at the age of 74 after suffering for more than three decades with Parkinson's syndrome, which stole his physical grace and killed his … [Read more...] about Muhammad Ali: ‘Greatest’ boxer, showman, ambassador