Four people escape helicopter crash

Four passengers including an infant survived  a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter  crash landing in a built-up area, avoiding overhead power cables and building before it hit the street and slid into bushes outside a Methodist Church in Philadelphia. “The helicopter taken off from outside Philadelphia is believed to have encountered mechanical problems during the flight” a…

Liquor and cannabis shop in Quebec require proof Covid vaccination

Retail liquor and cannabis shops in Canada’s Quebec province will require shoppers to show proof of  vaccination amid a rising surge of new Covid cases from 18th January. Proof of vaccine is also required in health facilities, theatres, bars and indoor sport and performance venues. Over 109, 000 cases of Covid were recorded in the…

CES 2022

  The Pandemic  and fears over the spread of the Omicron variant meant Meta, Google and Amazon pulled out of the CES, one of the biggest tech events in Las Vegas this week. This year you might like BMW’s colour changing car attracted lots of interest, which showed how a car’s exterior could effectively become…

Australia revokes Djokovic’s visa and turns into diplomatic storm

  This is where politics takes an upper hand in sports. The Serb, Novak Djokovic (34), a nine-time Australian Open Champion, and World number one Tennis player,  after he landed at 23:30 on Wednesday local time at Melbourne, was taken to detention hotel in Melbourne awaiting deportation. Novak Djokovic sparked a furious reaction in Australia…

EU ban on thousands of chemicals used in Tattoo colouring inks

A new pan-EU ban on thousands of chemicals used in colouring inks could hurt tattoo industry. The restriction which came in force on Tuesday, apply to substances that may cause cancer or other health issues and mainly affect coloured ink. Th EU estimates that up to 12 per cent of Europeans have a tattoo, and…

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes convicted of fraud

Elizabeth Holmes has been convicted of defrauding investors after a month-long landmark trial in California. Prosecutors said Holmes knowingly lied about technology she said could detect diseases with a few drops of blood.   Although the Theranos founder denied the charges which carry a maximum prison term of 20 years each, Jurors found Holmes guilty…

Alexa tells a 10-year-old girl to touch live plug with penny

    When a 10-year-old asked Alexa for a “challenge to do”, Alexa challenged her to touch a penny coin to the prongs of a half-inserted live plug. Amazon has since updated its Alexa voice assistant  the error as soon as the company became aware of it. The girl’s mother, Kristin Livadhi, described the incident…

Haiti fuel tank explosion kills 60 in Cap-Haitien

Sixty people have been killed after a fuel tank exploded following an accident in the city of Cap-Haitien, in Northern Haiti. Some victims went on to gather leaking fuel when it ignited. Local hospitals have been overwhelmed by those injured in the blast, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said the entire Caribbean nation was grieving after…

New Zealand to ban smoking from 2027

The government plans to introduce a law that, starting in 2027, will lift the smoking age by a year every year. New Zealand plans to raise the legal smoking age by one year every year effectively banning the sale of tobacco to people born after 2008. “We want to make sure young people never start…