Qantas resumed its flights on Monday, following a ruling from Fair Work Australia which ordered a permanent end to the industrial dispute between the airline’s management and the union members. (photo, from lemonde.fr) (more…)
Archive for October, 2011
All international and domestic flights from Australian Qantas Airways (photo) are grounded a labour dispute, a decision which the airline said would cost Aus$20m a day.
Immediately after the announcement 600 flights were cancelled, affecting 70,000 travelers according to the airline. (more…)
A week ago bad weather forced salvage crews to stop pumping fuel from the stricken cargo ship, the Rena (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), which ran aground on a coral reef off of New Zealand’s North Island on 5 October.
But the pumping was resumed on Monday, with a second pump being added in order to hasten the removal of oil. (more…)
More than 1,000 Palestinians will be released in exchange for Israeli Sgt Gilad Shalit who has been held by Palestinian militants since June 2006, when he was captured in a cross-border raid.
The announcement on Tuesday brought celebration both in the Gaza Strip and in Jerusalem (photo, from europe1.fr). (more…)
A container ship ran aground on a coral reef off of New Zealand’s North Island (map, from bbcimg.co.uk) on Wednesday.
On Sunday the country’s prime minister John Key flew over the scene in a helicopter and said two inquiries were already under way to find out why the ship had collided with the Astrolabe Reef. (more…)
The findings of a research published last month in Archives of Internal Medicine, suggest that women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day are less likely to get depressed.
The study concluded that “depression risk decreases with increasing caffeinated coffee consumption”. (more…)