Tag Archives: After

Thailand bans pig imports from Laos after African swine fever outbreak

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand will ban pig imports from Laos for 90 days after its neighbor confirmed the first outbreak of deadly African swine fever, an official notice said. The ban would cover live pigs and carcasses in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading into Thailand, said a notice on the Thai Department… Read More »

‘God was there’: A year after landmark Canadian transplant, Maurice Desjardins is learning to live with another man’s face

“Gun cleaner shoots self” — Ottawa Sun headline, Jan. 12, 2011NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-SALETTE, Que. — On the mantel inside the Desjardins house, which hugs Lac de l’Argile, a mountain lake about an hour’s drive northeast of Ottawa, there are no framed photos of Maurice Desjardins taken after what the family calls only “the accident.” There’s a picture… Read More »

After Fiery Aeroflot Crash, Is It Time For Airlines To Remove Overhead Bins?

Videos of this Sunday’s tragic crash landing of Aeroflot flight SU1492 raise troubling questions about passengers’ ability to think clearly during an emergency and act in the interest of their own survival. As has happened in other recent evacuations, passengers ran from the aircraft carrying baggage. That’s despite industrywide cabin safety briefings warning that all bags should be left behind.… Read More »