By AFP More by this Author Manila,Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hurt his hip and suffered scratches in a motorcycle accident, senior aides of the 74-year-old leader said Thursday.Duterte, whose health has been the subject of intense public speculation, suffered the mishap at the Malacanang presidential palace compound late Wednesday, according to spokesman Salvador Panelo.The crash came 10 days after Duterte -- the oldest person to be elected Philippine president -- disclosed he is suffering from myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that could potentially have serious complications."The president was reaching for his shoe when he fell off his motorcycle that resulted in a minor injury, particularly light bruises and slight scratches, to his elbow and knee," Panelo said in a statement.TWO VERSIONS OF THE CRASH Related Stories Duterte evokes concern over use of painkiller Philippines' war on drugs: Over 5,000 killed since crackdown began Advertisement Senator … [Read more...] about Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hurt in motorcycle crash
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Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) will debut a new missile self-defense system designed solely for private and VIP aircraft at the Dubai Air Show, as sales of the elite transport alternative continues to break records. Airbus signed an agreement last month with Sabena Technics for the latter to install directional infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) self-protection systems on ACJ’s VIP jets, a much favored means of transportation for globalist elites.DIRCM systems use lasers to protect aircraft against missiles fired from man-portable air defense systems, today’s most widespread missile threat, according to the French airframer as quoted by AIN Online. The self-defense system is not available on commercial airliners and ACJ said the system helps set private jet users apart from everyday travelers. “Offering self-protection is yet another way in which we care for our customers,” said ACJ president Benoit Defforge, “and expands and consolidates the widespread range of … [Read more...] about Missile Self-Defense Systems Offered for Private Jets as Sales Soar
When the all-time fastest car around the Nürburgring is a hybrid, there’s no excuse to still think “hybrid” means “slow.” But there’s a reason why even major manufacturers struggle to put electric-assisted cars on the market. Home-tinkerer Matt Brown (with a NASCAR team and Tesla on his resume) figured out a way to make his own hybrid system for extra speed, yet his CBR1000RR-swapped 1964 Honda S600 proved that adding hybrid power still isn’t exactly simple. Brown purchased his Honda S600 with the goal of swapping in a motorcycle engine. “I had spent my college building motorcycle engine powered Formula SAE cars and kind of wanted one with a license plate,” he told Jalopnik via email. This Honda S600 convertible was perfect—it weighs just 1,576 lbs in stock form according to Honda’s sales lit at the time, and Brown appreciated the fact that it was Honda’s first mass-market production car. Better yet, he … [Read more...] about A Former NASCAR and Tesla Engineer Built His Own Hybrid. It Wasn’t Easy
A 50-year-old man was killed and his son was injured after a speeding car hit their motorcycle near Sangam Palace on Rahon Road on Saturday night.The deceased was identified as Mangat Singh, 50, resident of Mangli Tanda village. His son is Amrit Singh, 25. Both were employed as factory workers.Police said Amrit was driving the motorcycle, while Mangat was sitting pillion on their way back home after finishing work at a factory around 9.45pm. When they reached near Sangam Palace on Rahon Road, a Maruti Suzuki Swift hit their motorcycle head-on, causing the father-son duo to fall on the road. The impact of the collision killed Mangat on the spot, while Amrit was rushed to a local hospital by onlookers with serious injuries. Inspector Kulwant Singh, station house officer (SHO), Meharban police station, said passers-by managed to nab the car driver, who was identified as Ram Singh of Golden Colony, Rahon Road. He was booked under Sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) and … [Read more...] about Speeding car claims life of motorcyclist in Ludhiana
Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions India, Flight Centre Travel Group Australia’s Indian subsidiary, answers your questions on Travel — howtos, trends, recommendations and more. Send in your questions to: [email protected] I and my wife, age 82 and 80 years, will be in Singapore in February 2020. Please suggest some resorts where we can spend 4-5 days and then return to Singapore. For a relaxing holiday close to Singapore, I would recommend Bintan which is a part of Indonesia but is less than an hour away by ferry from Singapore. In Bintan, you can visit one of the many nearby villages, interact with the locals, visit the 1000 Face Buddhist Temple or see the 300-year-old Snake River temple. Alternatively, you could choose to just sit back, relax and enjoy the beaches. Most resorts in Bintan have vegetarian options at their restaurant. My partner and I plan to get married in December this year. We look forward to visiting Europe on for our … [Read more...] about Ask The Travel Expert: What are the best resorts to visit near Singapore?