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Probe blames safety lapses for deadly India gas leak

Probe blames safety lapses for deadly India gas leak

World
A committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory this month that killed 12 people and sickened hundredsByThe Associated PressMay 31, 2020, 9:37 AM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleNEW DELHI -- A committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory this month that killed 12 people and sickened hundreds. In its report, accessed and reviewed by The Associated Press, the committee said the tanks from which the gas leaked May 7 at the LG Polymers plant in Vishakhapatnam, a port city in Andhra Pradesh state,
Coronavirus: OneWeb blames pandemic for collapse

Coronavirus: OneWeb blames pandemic for collapse

Science
OneWeb, the high-profile London-based satellite start-up, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US.The firm, which has been building a network to deliver broadband across the globe, blamed the Covid-19 crisis for its inability to secure new investment.OneWeb issued a statement saying it was laying off most of its staff while it seeks a buyer for the company.The start-up recently launched the 74th satellite in a constellation planned to total at least 648 spacecraft.The idea is that this network will provide high-bandwidth, low-latency internet connections to any point on Earth, bar Antarctica.Rumours of a collapse had been swirling around OneWeb this past week. It had raised £2.6bn to imple
Boeing blames incomplete testing for astronaut capsule woes

Boeing blames incomplete testing for astronaut capsule woes

Technology
Boeing acknowledges it failed to conduct full and adequate software tests before the botched space debut of its astronaut capsule late last yearBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterFebruary 28, 2020, 10:02 PM3 min readCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Boeing acknowledged Friday it failed to conduct full and adequate software tests before the botched space debut of its astronaut capsule late last year. A software error left the Starliner capsule in the wrong orbit in December and precluded a docking with the International Space Station. Another software flaw could have ended up destroying the capsule, if not fixed right before reentry. A Boeing vice president, John Mulholland, said both mistakes would have been caught if complete, end-to-end testing had been conducted in advance and actual flight equ...
Anthony Joshua: Andy Ruiz blames being overweight for defeat

Anthony Joshua: Andy Ruiz blames being overweight for defeat

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Andy Ruiz Jr said three months of partying and a lack of proper training left him "overweight" for his world title rematch with Anthony Joshua.Ruiz, 30, was comprehensively out-pointed in Saudi Arabia, six months after shocking the boxing world by stopping Joshua in New York.The Mexican vowed he would be "a lot better" if he gets a third fight. "I should have trained harder. I should have listened to my team and coaches," he said."For this fight I was overweight. I didn't move how I wanted to."Joshua 'emotional' after rega...
China’s ambassador blames protesters for Hong Kong violence

China’s ambassador blames protesters for Hong Kong violence

World
By Sharon Marris, news reporter China's ambassador to the UK has blamed protesters in Hong Kong for the violence that saw one of them shot by a police officer.Police in Hong Kong have been criticised for how they have handled the protests but Liu Xiaoming, China's ambassador to the UK since 2009, told Sky News that the fault lay with the protesters. He told Sky's Dermot Murnaghan: "We strongly condemn the violence of rioters."This violence has been going on for several months - they challenge the bottom line of one country two systems, they challenge the rule of law in the country."Two people are in a critical condition in hospital and 51 others were injured as demonstrations turned violent in the semi-autonomous territory on Tuesday. ...