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Austrian man tries to board train with horse

Photos of a man aboard a train went viral Wednesday due to his unusual travelling companion: a horse. The man reportedly tried to board two trains in the state of Styria with his horse named Frieda. But train conductors refused to continue the journey with Frieda aboard. Photos of the young man holding Frieda surrounded by laughing passengers were shared on Twitter and retweeted by state rail company OeBB. #mademyday (nicht selbst fotografiert) pic.twitter.com/2UAagITF7o — Irene Czermak (@ICCzermak) August 22, 2018…

‘Gold rush’ for Wi-Fi on board planes spurs innovation

HAMBURG: Satellite technology to provide Wi-Fi on board planes has matured to a point where more and more airlines are looking to use it, triggering a “gold rush” among suppliers. That brings opportunities for a vast array of companies, from satellite firms such as Viasat and Inmarsat, to connectivity providers such as Gogo, Global Eagle, and Panasonic Avionics and software and hardware companies such as Lufthansa Systems and Lufthansa Technik. “It’s like a gold rush feeling at the moment,” Jan-Peter Gaense, head of…

Sri Lanka cricket cleared of corruption, board says

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket said on Tuesday the sport's global governing body had found no evidence of wrongdoing following allegations of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. The board said the International Cricket Council had failed to uncover evidence of graft during an investigation into explosive accusations levelled by former Sri Lankan players. SLC chief executive Ashley de Silva said ICC anti-corruption investigators visited the island in September and conducted a wide-ranging inquiry. "They do not…

Some airlines board barred passengers after blow to Trump travel ban

DUBAI: Citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries banned from the United States by President Donald Trump can resume boarding US-bound flights, several major airlines said on Saturday, after a Seattle judge blocked the executive order. Qatar Airways was the first to say it would allow passengers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen to fly to U.S. cities if they had valid documents. Air France, Spain's Iberia and Germany's Lufthansa all followed suit after the federal judge's ruling, which the White…

Arsalan Iftikhar resigns as VC Balochistan Investment Board

QUETTA: Arsalan Iftikhar, son of former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, has resigned as vice chairman of Balochistan Board of Investment, ARY News reported Thursday. The Balochistan government had appointed Iftikhar some days ago on the post. Sources told that Arsalan had sent his 6-page resignation to the CM Balochistan. Political circles and members provincial assembly of Balochistan had earlier registered their protest against Arsalan’s appointment. However, the CM Abdul Malik Baloch insisted that he himself…