Should we all sue over accidental acts?

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI’m confused with mixed messages on TV commercials. I see a car sales ad with a woman talking to her kids telling them to behave in the backseat and an attorney’s ad urging people to sue for distracted driving.I see someone putting a pizza on the roof of their car. I watch movies where guys/gals freak when they find bees, spiders and other animals in their cars. Guys will turn their heads to look at pretty girls, electronic billboard signs, flashing lights like in Vegas, etc., which I consider all to be distractions for driving. I see people falling asleep behind the wheel. People fall asleep in church, in the classroom, on the job. Is that intentional? It’s just a part of life. I understand how horrible accidents are. They are accidents. Somebody got hurt on both sides. Both sides need healing and prayers. So how is this helpful? Is this the only answer, to sue? What else can we do?Michael SargalisDelansonMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Rowan teams up with Palmer Capital

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Niche market

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Barclays lines up Canary Wharf for UK HQ

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Slough stops slide with confidence-boosting data

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Force for change

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Oldham appoints regeneration team

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Indonesia among ‘world’s largest aviation markets’: Boeing

first_imgAs a result, Southeast Asia is expected to require 4,500 new airplanes, worth US$785 billion, over the next 20 years. The region’s demand for new planes makes up 10.2 percent of projected global demand during the period. Most of the planes will be small, single-aisle units instead of the larger, twin-aisle units.Growing demand for airplanes also translates to a growing market for airline services and industry employees. The manufacturer estimates the region’s airline service demand will be worth $785 billion until 2038 and require 182,000 new employees, including pilots, cabin crew and technicians.Topics : Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia are in motion to become Southeast Asia’s top three economies in driving future demand for new aircraft, according to one of the world’s top plane manufacturers.United States airplane manufacturer Boeing said in a statement on Wednesday that Indonesia and Thailand were the region’s second-fastest growing aircraft markets after Vietnam. Since 2010, annual demand growth was about 10 percent in the former two and 15 percent in the latter.“With an expanding middle class in a market that continues to liberalize, coupled with a strong domestic, regional and international tourism sector, Southeast Asia has become one of the world’s largest aviation markets,” said Boeing commercial marketing vice president Randy Tinseth.last_img read more

PREMIUMBill gives government control of environmental oversight

first_imgGoogle LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account The omnibus bill on job creation has caused yet another controversy as it would loosen and even strip measures on environmental oversight, including the requirement for businesses to obtain an Environmental Impact Analysis (Amdal) document.Under the bill, regional administrations would be stripped of their power to manage forests and the environment and the central government would be the only authority on spatial planning and land and forest management.Article 18 of the draft bill, which would revise Law No. 26/2007 on spatial planning, includes a stipulation that, in the case of overlapping claims over spatial planning in forests, a presidential regulation would be issued.The central government’s authority would also be strengthened under Article 23 of the bill, which calls for a revision of Law No. 32/2009 on environmental management and protection. The article wou… Forgot Password ? Facebook Topics : Linkedin omnibus-bill environment environmental-issues government-regulation job-creation Amdal-documentlast_img read more

Twitter, Facebook suspend accounts linked to Indonesian army’s Papua campaign

first_imgTwitter and Facebook have suspended more than 80 accounts following a Reuters investigation that linked them to a network of news sites backed by the Indonesian army that publish pro-government propaganda about the restive region of Papua.The 10 sites in the network appear to be independent news outlets. But registration records and Reuters interviews with website editors and a special forces intelligence officer showed they are funded and coordinated by an Indonesian army corporal.Materials from the websites were spread by a network of Twitter and Facebook accounts. Some of them used profile photos or cartoons that made them appear to be the work of Papuan residents or “Free Papua” activists, even as they promoted material that praised the army and criticized advocates of Papuan self-determination.Reuters flagged more than 80 accounts to both social media platforms following publication of the story. Twitter subsequently took down more than 60 accounts that appeared to be using the fake personas, Reuters checks showed.”Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter rules,” read the message displayed on the platform in response to Reuters’ efforts to access the accounts.A Twitter spokesman declined to comment on the reasons for the suspensions.A Facebook spokesman said the platform had removed “a number of accounts” flagged by Reuters for being in violation of its community standards, adding its “investigations are ongoing”.Facebook previously took down a network of fake accounts and pages posting content on the Papua Independence movement in October 2019.A spokesman for the Indonesian military did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Topics :last_img read more