A pickpocket stole thousands of pounds worth of cash from business class passengers as they slept on an Air France flight from Tokyo to Paris. Air France cabin crew did not spot the thief at work as he rifled through wallets and handbags during the 12-hour overnight flight.
Passengers woke to find large sums of cash missing. The captain alerted police who met the Boeing 777 jet as it landed at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport on Tuesday morning, but they were unable to identify the thief.
One passenger told police that about £3,000 in mixed currencies had vanished from her handbag. Read more…
Millions of popular Toyotas are being recalled to fix a sudden acceleration problem. While the scope of this recall is huge, the problem is not necessarily limited to Toyotas. According to Consumer Reports, in an analysis of National Highways Safety Institute complaints for sudden acceleration by auto make through August 2009, Toyotas represented only about 41% of the overall complaints. Obviously, these numbers will change, but the point is that it’s a safety issue and it could happen for any driver. Would you know what to do?
Source: Dr. Mercola
Many moms today feel as if they are not good mothers unless they are racing around, shuttling their children from lessons to practices, and back to lessons again. What do you think matters most to your children? You driving them to lessons and practices? Or the smile and hug you greet them with after school?
If you guessed the latter, you are correct.
Here is a list of the top 10 things students around the world said they desire most from their mothers.
- Come into my bedroom at night, tuck me in and sing me a song.
If you work in an industry that involves testing various fire protection systems, you should look into fire suppression contractor liability insurance. Some qualifying businesses can include:
- Automatic Fire Sprinkler Contractors
- Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service Companies
- Restaurant & Special Suppression System Risks
- Fire Alarm/Burglar & Security System Installers
- Fire Equipment Distributors/Fire & Emergency Apparatus Dealers
If you work within this industry, protecting yourself from the dangers of working with fire suppression is critical.
Good Morning America has been airing a series on aging and one of the difficult topics they are tackling is the issue of senior driving. In Mom & Dad, we need to talk, they explore the ways that adult children can help their parents make the difficult and often painful decision to hang up the car keys.
It’s not an issue that should be put off because, at some point, it’s a matter of safety – both for the elderly drivers and for the general public. GMA cites some grim statistics:
“Although most senior citizens are careful behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers older than 70 have a higher fatality rate per mile than any other group, except people under 25.
Learning English has become an important skill in today’s globalized world. More and more students are realizing the advantage of learning English including its growing importance in business. What better way to learn a language then to actually go abroad and be immersed in the culture and language?
ESL programs are designed as an intensive English study where you will take classes by day and be immersed in a reinforcing environment by night. This access is a unique opportunity that provides you with the tools and practice needed to pick up the language.
If you will be traveling to a foreign country to study English, you will want to make sure that you are properly equipped with health insurance for ESL students. I
For homeowners in snow-prone areas of the country, roof damage or leaks from snow and ice dams are common winter threats to your home. How do you know if you have ice dams? Wikipedia has a good photo of an ice dam forming on a slate roof. Essentially, if you have large icicles hanging from your roof, you probably have an ice dam problem. The icicles are the symptom, not the underlying problem, which is generally one of insulation. How Stuff Works offers a pretty good non-technical explanation of what ice dams are and why they occur.
If you have ice dams on your house, you need to address them with a two-fold strategy:
First, you need to get rid of the ice dams and minimize the immediate damage.
Your best bet is to hire an experienced professional to do this – it can be a risky task.
John Fingleton, chief executive of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has accused airline Ryanair of “taunting consumers” with “puerile” charges when booking ‘free’ flights. The head of business watchdog criticised the Irish budget carrier for fees that could be added when customers pay online.
In an interview with The Independent, Mr Fingleton singled out the practice of levying fees by adding charges to payments made with all but one specific type of bank card yet still claiming to offer ‘free flights’. Read more…