United Airlines has U-turned on its plan to promote CEO Oscar Munoz to chairman following his response to a passenger being dragged bloodied and screaming from one of its flights.The airline called police officers to drag 69-year-old Dr David Dao from his seat to make room for airline staff after the flight was over-booked.Dr Dao, from Kentucky, required hospital treatment and later said he had injured “everything”.The company’s initial response was to blame Dr Dao, saying he had been “disruptive and belligerent” before a statement from Mr Munoz finally admitted the incident had been a “truly horrific event” and offered him a direct apology.
Seven Manchester United fans have been killed while watching their team play on television.The group in Nigeria were electrocuted while viewing Jose Mourinho’s side play Anderlecht on Thursday night.A transformer had exploded, sending a high-powered electricity line onto the building where they were gathered.Another 11 people were injured in the incident, which happened in the Nigerian coastal city of Calabar, according to Cross River state police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo.
It is going to be another cloudy day, continuing the trend for this week.
There may be the occasional outbreak of light rain and drizzle.
A few bright spells may be possible, particularly during the afternoon.There may be a stronger breeze than in recent days and it will feel fresher.Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 13C.
The man and his wife, aged in their 70s, were at their home on Stone Cross Lane North, Lowton, in Wigan, when a man – who police believe to be Andrew Evans – forced his way through the front door between 3am and 4am. The attacker was armed with a gun and a knife. The man demanded money from the couple and bungled them into the back of their own black Landrover Freelander. He drove them to a cash machine on High Street, in Golborne town centre, and forced them to withdraw hundreds of pounds. Read the full report HERE.
Man attacked with machete in street
A man was attacked with a machete in Ashton-under-Lyne last night
Neighbours on a street where a man was attacked with a machete have described seeing ‘two cars pull up’ followed by ‘shouts and screams’ on Thursday evening. A 20-year-old suffered a serious hand injury in the unsettling incident on Timperley Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, at around 8.45pm.Police were called and cordoned off the area. Later on the same evening a 20-year-old man presented himself at Tameside Hospital with a serious hand injury.A trail of blood leads all the way down the road to the local shop.Read the full story HERE.
More than 30 Manchester United fans are reported to have died in Nigeria after an electric cable fell on them as they watched the Reds beat Anderlecht in the Europa League.The incident is said to have happened at a viewing centre in the southern port city of Calabar.A high tension cable is reported to have fallen and at least 30 fans are said to have been electrocuted.Following the incident, Manchester United said in a tweet: “Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday.”
With two convinced Eurosceptics and an equally fervent pro-European among the four contenders with a chance of reaching the run-off, France’s too-tight-to-call presidential election could conceivably break – or make – the EU. European officials and diplomats appear generally unconvinced that France, a core member of the bloc, will actually leave – an idea touted, not always forcefully, by the hard-left candidate, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, and his far-right rival, Marine Le Pen. More worrying, and perhaps mo
Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tottenham’s training centre on Thursday.A Spurs statement said Ehiogu died in hospital in the early hours of Friday.Ehiogu, who was Spurs’ Under-23s coach, was capped four times by England.”Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we all feel at the club,” said Tottenham’s head of coaching and development John McDermott.”Ugo’s immense presence will be irreplaceable.” Sportsday – reaction and tributes after Ehiogu diesEhiogu made over 200 appearances for Aston Villa between 1991 and 2000 and then spent seven years at Middlesbrough.He won the League Cup with Villa in 1994 and 1996, and also with Boro in 2004.The centre-back also played for West Brom, Leeds, Rangers and Sheffield United, before retiring in 2009. He began coaching at Tottenham in 2014.
Source: Ugo Ehiogu: Former England defender dies after suffering cardiac arrest – BBC Sport
Donald Trump has launched an investigation into countries that export steel to the US, raising the prospect of new tariffs on imports.It is designed to stop countries from flooding the US with artificially cheap steel and undercutting local suppliers.China is most often associated with the practice but the president said it had “nothing to do” with Beijing. He said it was about protecting US security.The news caused shares in US steelmakers to rise sharply.However, Asian steelmakers also climbed as investors appeared to shrug off the news.The US government has previously attempted to shield national steelmakers from cheap foreign steel through the World Trade Organization, but the Trump administration says this has had little impact.Instead, its investigation will fall under the US Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which lets the president impose restrictions on imports for reasons of national security.”Steel is critical to both our economy and our military,” Mr Trump said. “This is not an area where we can afford to become dependent on foreign countries.”China is the largest national producer and makes far more steel than it consumes, selling the excess output overseas, often at subsidised prices.But
The gunman who shot dead a policeman in Paris on Thursday has been identified from papers left in his car, but French officials are yet to release his name.Local media say the 39-year-old lived in the city’s suburbs, and had been seen as a potential Islamist radical.The gunman wounded two police officers before being shot dead by security forces on the Champs Elysees.A pump-action shotgun and knives were found in his car, the French TV station BFMTV reported.Another man suspected of possible links to the attack has turned himself in to Belgian police.French police have also taken three family members of the gunman into custody, Reuters reports, citing a legal source.Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces, including elite units, were fully mobilised ahead of Sunday’s presidential elections.”Nothing must be allowed to impede the fundamental democratic process of our country,” he said after an emergency security cabinet meeting.So-called Islamic State (IS) has said one of its “fighters” carried out the attack.