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Source: BBC

Drone sighting disrupts Heathrow flights

09-Jan-2019

Before the confirmation flights had resumed, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said he was in contact with the airport about the drone sighting, and had spoken to the home secretary and defence secretary.

"Based on standard operating procedures, working with Air Traffic Control and the Met Police, we have resumed departures out of Heathrow following a short suspension. The spokeswoman said: "We continue to work closely with the Met Police to respond to reports of drones at Heathrow.

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Source: The Guradian

Heathrow airport departures suspended after drone sighting

09-Jan-2019

All flights out of the UK’s busiest airport, London’s Heathrow, have been suspended after a drone sighting, just weeks after a similar report at Gatwick grounded about 1,000 flights.

The Metropolitan police said: “At approximately 5.05pm today, 8 January, we received reports of a sighting of a drone in the vicinity of Heathrow airport. As a precautionary measure, Heathrow airport has stopped departures, and officers based at Heathrow are currently investigating the reports with colleagues [there]”.

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Source: Global News

Democrats say U.S. doesn’t govern by ‘temper tantrum’ after Donald Trump makes case for wall on TV

Thursday 01:29 GMT

Democratic leaders in the House and the Senate said that the United States does not govern by “temper tantrum” after U.S. President Donald Trump made his case for a wall along America’s border with Mexico... Trump made his case for a border wall on Tuesday night, saying he’s called congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday to “get this done,” and adding that it could all be resolved in a 45-minute meeting. Coverage of Donald Trump’s demand for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico on Globalnews.ca:. “My administration has presented Congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers and human traffickers,” Trump said.

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Source: Fox News

Chicago restaurant manager suspended for throwing chair at black teen: 'I'm not trying to be racist'

Thursday 11:46 GMT

A Chicago restaurant manager has been suspended after saying that he got "defensive" at the sight of black men, after reportedly throwing a chair at a teenage customer.

In the minute-long clip, which has since gone viral on Facebook, the Poke Poke manager does not appear to deny throwing a chair at Johnson. Instead, he counters that he’s “fought black guys” at the restaurant in recent days, for what he claims were previous attempts at criminal actions.

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Source: The Guradian

Thursday US briefing: Trump throws 'temper tantrum' at shutdown talks

Friday 03:20 GMT

Donald Trump walked out of a crunch White House meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, after being told they would still not accede to his demands to fund a border wall.

Trump later tweeted that the meeting was a “total waste of time”, while the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, described the president’s behaviour as a “temper tantrum”. The partial government shutdown, caused by the impasse over the border wall, is fast approaching a fourth week with no end in sight.

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Source: Fox News

Former soldier turned smuggler jailed after being caught at Heathrow with 19 rare eggs strapped to body

Friday 17:16 GMT

A former SAS-trained soldier turned prolific egg smuggler was sentenced to three years and one month in prison after he was caught at London’s biggest airport trying to smuggle 19 rare and protected eggs.

Jeffrey Lendrum, 56, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to four offenses after he was stopped last June at Heathrow airport with up to $127,000 worth of rare bird eggs – including hawk, eagle and vulture eggs – strapped to his chest.

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Source: Fox News

McDonald's customer filmed throwing coffee at drive-thru worker over wait for fries

Tuesday 12:40 GMT

Authorities in South Carolina are searching for an irate McDonald’s customer who threw hot coffee at the face of teenage female staffer through the drive-thru window, after he was reportedly angered by the wait time for his order of french fries.

TACO BELL RELEASING BILLBOARD THAT DISPENSES REAL NACHO CHEESE TO ANNOUNCE MENU ITEM RETURN. According to the outlet, the victim, a 16-year-old McDonald’s worker, told authorities that a man in a red Ford Focus drove up to the drive-thru and requested a large order of fries and “was unsatisfied with the service because he was waiting too long,” as per the police report. The suspect then asked to speak to a manager and began “acting obnoxious.”


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