The world's scariest (real) in-flight announcements – Telegraph.co.uk

The world's scariest (real) in-flight announcements – Telegraph.co.uk

[ad_1] EasyJet has denied claims that, ahead of a flight from Malaga to Bristol, one of its pilots told passengers there was a “50/50” chance both its engines would work, before asking them for a “show of hands” to decide whether they should take off or stay put.  According to Gloucestershire Live the flight had already been […]

The Shove Heard Round the World – Politico

The Shove Heard Round the World – Politico

[ad_1] Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher. To hear Prime Minister Dusko Markovic tell it, it was “only a harmless incident,” had nothing to do with him personally and did not even merit an apology. Oh, and did he mention it was “completely harmless”? Story Continued Below Still, the […]

World Cup Hopes Revived, United States Ties Mexico – New York Times

World Cup Hopes Revived, United States Ties Mexico – New York Times

[ad_1] All acquitted themselves fairly, although it was the stalwarts who starred for the Americans. Michael Bradley, who delivered a stunning sixth-minute goal that was later canceled out by Carlos Vela’s lovely strike, was complemented by an outstanding defensive effort from Geoff Cameron, a fortress in the center of the back line. Continue reading the […]

How the world's first accountants counted on cuneiform – BBC News

How the world's first accountants counted on cuneiform – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption This tablet has an account in Sumerian cuneiform describing the receipt of oxen The Egyptians used to believe that literacy was divine, a gift from baboon-faced Thoth, the god of knowledge. Scholars no longer embrace that theory, but why ancient civilisations developed writing was a mystery for […]

The World Bank's misguided attempts to improve its writing show how bad the communication crisis is in economics – Quartz

The World Bank's misguided attempts to improve its writing show how bad the communication crisis is in economics – Quartz

[ad_1] The World Bank’s chief economist Paul Romer lost his managerial duties at the bank’s research arm late last month following a staff revolt against Romer’s efforts to improve the quality of writing in the group’s publications. It was a noble goal, and a necessary one. World Bank reports are notoriously impenetrable; a 2015 analysis […]

Chelsea snub Dominic Solanke following Under-20 World Cup heroics – Metro

Chelsea snub Dominic Solanke following Under-20 World Cup heroics – Metro

[ad_1] Dominic Solanke during the Under-20 World Cup final (Getty) Chelsea’s website made no mention of Dominic Solanke in their report on England’s victory in the Under-20 World Cup final, despite the teenager being a Blues player. Following England’s 1-0 win over Venezuela Solanke was awarded the Golden Ball for his performances in South Korea, […]

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