GLASGOW: Gary Kelly and Bruce Munro, reforming drug users from Glasgow, count themselves lucky. They have survived the kind of lethal addictions to substances that have left Scotland with the highest drug-related death rate in the European Union, according to official Scottish statistics. And both are now in a rehabilitation programme at a residential clinic paid for by local authorities that they hope will turn around, and even save, their lives. “I’ll die if I go out there and I’m not ready,“ said Kelly, 46, a dad-of-two who has worked most of his adult life in construction but slowly succumbed to alcohol, cocaine and opioids addiction. Munro, 45, also a father-of-two, now estranged from his family, developed a heroin addiction while serving a 10-year prison sentence for armed robbery. Eventually becoming homeless after his release and addicted to other drugs, he said he nearly died from several overdoses and knows at least a dozen people who have lost their … [Read more...] about Glasgow eye of storm as drug deaths spiral in Scotland
Phoenix i t services
It’s a conundrum bordering on a crisis for the global airline industry: More people are flying to more places, but the number of pilots is not keeping up. “Airlines have had to go to greater lengths to recruit pilots,” said Nick Leontidis, group president of civil aviation training solutions at CAE, an aviation education company. “If it took a month to recruit 50 pilots, it takes six months now.” Reports from airplane manufacturers, industry associations and pilot labor groups point to a confluence of events. Not only are more people traveling by air, but airlines now link an unprecedented number of cities — 20,000 worldwide as of 2018. Often those markets are served by smaller planes, not the jumbo jets of a decade ago that could carry 450 people or more, and that makes for more flights. Demand for air travel is growing so quickly that 635,000 commercial pilots will be needed by 2037, according to a forecast produced by Boeing in 2018. The biggest … [Read more...] about Airlines try new ways to build pilot ranks
In my opinion it should be dropped back into the ocean as a memorial to those who lost their lives on it. Eventually it would become an artificial reef for tropical fish and other sea creatures. Wilsonandson In fact, it’s been reported many times that the vessel breaks many rules and laws in terms of it’s design, construction and more. So how can the authorities allow it to be sold as is? Is this not also breaking the law? It most likely would be bought for its scrap value as the vessel would never receive a certificate for carrying freight never mind passengers. Proboscis Totally shocked this ship wasn’t sunk in deep water. The Japanese ship Ehime Maru on which nine students were killed when it was hit by a US submarine in 2001 was towed underwater to a spot closer to home, where it was left as a protected grave site. The Phoenix can only be scrapped or else it will haunted forever by the dead. So sorry to see this tragedy on public display. … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with putting tragic Phoenix back into service?
After years of tragedy, upheaval and cataclysm, Winterfell is now secure and on the way to recovery in the capable hands of the new Queen in the North, Sansa Stark. But on a bright spring afternoon, the actress who plays her surveyed a new kingdom. From a high-rise hotel at the southern tip of Manhattan, Sophie Turner gazed out at the glittering harbor and beyond to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, timeworn landmarks that nevertheless retain their power to dazzle, especially during the early blushes of your honeymoon with the city. Turner relocated here from London last year, realizing a lifelong dream to live in New York — sure, that life only includes 23 years so far, but a dream’s a dream — when she moved in with the pop star Joe Jonas. At that moment in March, Jonas was still just her fiancé. “Game of Thrones” hadn’t yet debuted its divisive final season, and “Dark Phoenix,” the new “X-Men” film she leads this … [Read more...] about News From Sansa Stark, a Dark Phoenix will rise