UPSOT PROTESTER "Shut the airport down!" 83-year old Phil was among protesters taken away by police.
(SOUNDBITE) (English) 83-YEAR OLD ACTIVIST PHIL, SAYING: "With an increasing economy of growth we just take more of the earth.
Any primary school child can tell us that's impossible." IAG boss Willie Walsh said aviation represented only 2 per cent of global CO2 emissions.
But the industry is under pressure to change ... The airline will carbon offset BA's domestic flights, invest in sustainable fuel and phase in more efficient jets ... In line, it says, with global climate targets.
Walsh said it was essential for governments to support such efforts - by providing incentives to invest in new technology.
One target for activists is cheap, easy short-haul flying ... Which, in the UK's case, will not only make it impossible, they say, to meet the government's zero carbon economy goal by 2050 .... But will also have dire consequences for the world.
New British Airways chief executive Sean Doyle has called on the Government toscrap the self-isolation requirement for international arrivals, as “we do notbelieve quarantine is the solution”. He told the Airlines 2050 conference: “Webelieve the best way to reassure people is to introduce a reliable andaffordable test before flying. “For the UK, this approach reduces the stresson the NHS testing systems within the UK and on policing the quarantinesystem. “If we look abroad to our near neighbours, we see that business traveland indeed tourism is being prioritised by some countries. “We need to get theeconomy moving again and this just isn’t possible when you’re asking people toquarantine for 14 days. “It’s our view that, even if that quarantine period isreduced to seven days, people won’t travel here and the UK will get leftbehind.”
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British Airways has been fined £20 million over a 2018 data hack, theInformation Commissioner’s Office has announced. Investigators found theairline should have identified the security weaknesses which enabled theattack to take place. The carrier failed to protect the personal and financialdetails of more than 400,000 customers. It did not detect the hack for morethan two months.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated six-lane widening project of Handia (Prayagraj)-Rajatalab (Varanasi) section of National Highway 19. PM Modi arrived at Varanasi on November 30. Addressing at the event, PM Modi said, "When connectivity in a region improves it also benefits the farmers there. Recently, a fund of Rs 1 lakh crores was constituted to establish cold storage facilities for farmers and other agriculture infrastructure." "With establishing of a perishable cargo center in Varanasi, now farmers here have got a facility to store and sell their produce easily. Due to this storage capacity, for the first time, the produce of farmers here is being exported in large quantities," PM added. "For the first time, produce of Varanasi farmers is being exported to foreign countries at a large scale. Varanasi's 'Langda' and 'Dussehri' mangoes are spreading their fragrance in London and middle-east. Mango farmers need not go to other cities for packaging now." PM further stated.
Crunch talks aimed at securing a post-Brexit trade deal between the EuropeanUnion and UK will resume on Monday in what could be the final week ofdiscussions. The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, was meetingcounterpart Lord (David) Frost in London as they seek to hammer out anagreement.
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EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says "there's a reason for determination" as he continues post-Brexit trade negotiations in London.
The last-ditch talks continued over the weekend with fishing rights remaining a major bone of contention, according to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A teenage Extinction Rebellion protester has climbed a crane and three othershave been arrested in Norwich. Alex Sidney, 17, scaled the crane on DukeStreet early on Saturday morning carrying a sleeping bag, supplies and severalbanners promoting the climate protest group. Alex Sidney, 17, scaled the craneon Duke Street early on Saturday morning carrying a sleeping bag, supplies andseveral banners promoting the climate protest group.
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Environmental activists have climbed on to the Scottish Parliament building ina protest against fossil fuels. Three members of Extinction Rebellion Scotlanddraped a banner reading “Choose Oil or Choose Life” from an overhang above thepublic entrance to Holyrood.The entrance has been closed to the public forsome time due to the Covid-19 pandemic and access to the building is currentlythrough other routes.
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