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Wuhan airport reminds rescue crew of a zombie apocalypse

first_imgThe airport, which handled 20 million passengers last year, was completely deserted and there were only three ground personnel to help with the evacuation process, said cabin crew chief Chander Prakash.The Air India crew had to wear three pairs of gloves and “layer-over-layer” of clothes that looked like a spacesuit, according to Prakash. “There were special instructions on how to wear the clothes and how to remove them to ensure you don’t get contaminated,” he said.The others who were part of the operation were doctors from India, said Captain Amitabh Singh, the other pilot.“We were going to a place where we had no idea what we will find on the ground,” Singh said. “So we had our own doctors, who were checking temperatures of passengers, handing out masks and making us wash our hands a number of times.”Topics : As an Air India flight landed at the airport in Wuhan last month to rescue Indians stranded in the coronavirus-hit city, Captain Kamal Mohan couldn’t help but think that he had entered a post-apocalyptic film set.“It was frightening,” Mohan said in an interview on Monday. “It’s a massive airport, so just imagine not seeing a soul. You’d think a zombie might pop up from somewhere.”The Indian flag carrier sent two 423-seat Boeing Co. 747 aircraft on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 to evacuate about 600 people from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed 1,800 people and infected 73,000. The flights consisted of eight pilots, 30 cabin crew and 10 commercial staff. Air India has carried out similar evacuation missions in the past, including during the first Gulf War in the early 1990s.last_img read more

White House defends Affordable Care Act

first_imgWith the House poised to vote Wednesday on a repeal of President Obama’s landmark health care legislation, the White House is working to emphasize the bill’s benefits to young Americans.“The Affordable Care Act signed by the President helps Americans across the board, particularly young Americans,” said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs during a phone conference with student journalists. “It ensures that they get access to affordable health care and get a fair deal on health care.”It is estimated that one-third of young Americans are currently uninsured, Gibbs said.Under the Affordable Care Act, young Americans can be insured under their parents’ health care plan until the age of 26. Gibbs said 1.2 million young Americans will gain insurance through the Affordable Care Act.“The President and others believe that the best way to provide stability for young Americans is to allow them to stay under their parents’ health care plan,” Gibbs said.The Affordable Care Act also helps those with pre-existing medical conditions obtain health insurance.“One hundred and twenty-nine million Americans who have pre-existing health conditions under 65 could be denied coverage or pay higher prices if they attempt to pay health insurance on their own,” Gibbs said. “It is now prohibited for individuals under 19 years old to be denied health care, and it will be illegal for anyone [to be denied] in 2014.”Elizabeth Adabale, a sophomore majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, said she approved of the benefits the Affordable Care Act provides for young adults.“It’s great that under the Obama health care reform, you are able to stay under your parents’ insurance until 26,” she said. “Tackling health care early makes for healthy adults, so the state doesn’t have to pay for people later on.”Republicans have criticized the bill for destroying jobs in the private sector.Gibbs contends, however, the health care bill has added approximately 1 million new jobs to the private sector and repealing health care could stifle job growth.“Without health reform we are likely to lose 250 to 400,000 jobs a year based on the health of our current economy,” Gibbs said.Some Republicans have deemed the health care bill unconstitutional because it requires all Americans to have health care or pay a penalty.Regardless, the White House stands behind the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.“We are confident that the way the law was written and passed by Congress that the legislation will be ruled constitutional,” Gibbs said.Republicans aim to repeal and then replace the health care bill, but many of them recognize that they do not have enough votes to repeal the bill in the Senate.“I don’t think there is any doubt that the legislative impact of tomorrow’s [House] vote is symbolic in its gesture,” Gibbs said. “It’s intended to send a signal to [the Republican party’s] base voters.”Gibbs criticized this gesture and said that it was sending the wrong message to the American people.“The message it sends to the Americans is that we are going to put health care insurance companies back in charge of making health care decisions, not patients,” Gibbs said.Casey Penk, a freshman majoring in international relations, disapproved of the Affordable Care Act, but insisted that young people remain at the core of any health care bill.“[The Affordable Care Act] provides a good safety net for young people, which should be part of any legislation,” Penk said. “But I would say that [the bill] reaches too far beyond that.”last_img read more

Ronda Rousey: UFC-turned-WWE fighter’s salary, net worth and comeback

first_img WATCH US LIVE Ronda Rousey currently stands at No 13 in the list of richest all-time MMA fighters in the world. Ronda, who gained mainstream popularity after dominating the Women’s MMA since her MMA debut in 2011 was the first-ever UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion in the UFC and had a 12-fight consecutive winning streak before being stopped by the reigning Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion, Amanda Nunes. What is interesting here is that Ronda Rousey reportedly bagged a massive $3 million for being knocked out in just 48 seconds while her opponent was reportedly paid just $200,000 for the dominant showing. WE RECOMMEND Written By Last Updated: 7th November, 2019 17:34 IST Ronda Rousey: UFC-turned-WWE Fighter’s Salary, Net Worth And Comeback Ronda Rousey is regarded as one of the most popular female MMA superstars in the UFC. The fighter is now contracted to WWE. Check out Ronda Rousey’s WWE worth. 10 months ago Cain Velasquez vs Brock Lesnar: UFC throwback fight ahead of Oct 31 LIVE TV Danish Ansari SUBSCRIBE TO US Ronda Rousey – Her WWE comeback is around the cornerRonda Rousey, who had been on a hiatus from the sport since last headlining Wrestlemania is soon expected to make a comeback, as per several reports. Rousey was on an indefinite leave from WWE programming as she was preparing to start a family with husband Travis Browne.Also Read | UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz Salary RevealedAlso Read | WWE WrestleMania 35 Results: Becky Lynch Beats Ronda Rousey And Charlotte Flair At WrestleMania’s Main Event center_img First Published: 7th November, 2019 17:33 IST FOLLOW US Also Read | Ronda Rousey: What Led To The Fighter’s UFC Downfall, WWE And MoreRonda Rousey – Her base WWE salary Ronda’s downfall in the world of MMA did not stop her from being a top-draw as she transitioned into the game of sports entertainment. Ronda Rousey is now signed with the WWE and reportedly takes home a base salary of a reported $1.5 million as of mid-2018; highest amongst every female superstar in the WWE Women’s division surpassing Charlotte Flair, who reportedly makes $550,000. Ronda Rousey is also entitled to a percentage of merchandise sales and bonuses from headlining events.Also Read | Conor McGregor: Fighter’s Salary, Net Worth And Next UFC OpponentRonda Rousey – Current net worthRonda Rousey is the richest female MMA fighter in the history of UFC. Her net worth currently stands at an estimated $12 million, according to multiple reports. COMMENT 10 months ago Ronda Rousey: What led to the fighter’s UFC downfall, WWE and more 10 months ago WWE: Lynch, Bayley and Baszler to face each other in Survivor Series 10 months ago WWE Draft: Here’s why The Undertaker & John Cena were not on the list 10 months ago UFC: Khabib to defend against Ferguson; Update on McGregor-GSP fightlast_img read more