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(Video) Swarm of Bees Lands On Two Passenger Planes, Causing Flight Delay

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The chaos caused by a swarm of bees occurred on two planes at Kolkata airport, causing both flights to get delayed as it swarmed the plane on Sunday and the next day.

The bees first appeared on the Vistara plane on Sunday while waiting in the hangar before boarding, then reappeared the next day with another jet in the same hangar.

For both events, a fire truck had to step in and spray down the jets to remove the bees, delaying the flights for about an hour.

The airline spokesman told the Time of India that the bees first appeared around 4 pm on November 29, where they were swarming on the side of a Visrata plane bound for Delhi.

From Kolkata Airport, New Delhi, the flight on Sunday was delayed by an hour when the fire truck was brought to remove the bees with a hose. Its original flight time is supposed to be 5.30 pm eventually ended up departing around 6.30 pm.

The next morning, the bees reappeared on another aircraft in the same hangar.

The insects swarmed on a flight for Port Blair airport around 10.30 am, where it had settled above the open cargo doors and stopped the baggage handlers from loading luggage onto the plane.

Once again, a fire hose had to be brought to clear the insects and the loading resumed, the flight taking off around 11.30 am.

The bees returned on Monday morning, swarming around a second aircraft in the same hangar, again delaying the flight by around an hour

Picture: Daily Mail

It is unclear as to why these insects could not leave aircraft alone, but it is known that bees typically swarm when they move their nests.

Some of the reasons for bees to move is because their former nest becomes nonviable due to disease, pests, or other environmental changes; or the other, the bees have simply overgrown their nest which case it will split in two with half the bees heading off to find a new home.

The worker bees would then starve their queen until it becomes light enough to fly, where they will follow her to venture off and find a new place to call home.

Bees would often rest on a location nearby the original nest while sending out scouts to find a new permanent home.

The temporary site can only be used for a few hours, or the bees can stay there for a few days while scouts explore.

Source: Dailymail UK

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Be Careful When Driving During The Flood Season – Follow These Tips By JPJ

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We as Malaysians are advised to always be careful during the flood season. This is because we do not want unwanted incidents to happen especially related to life.

Drivers who drive vehicles during the flood season are also advised to take precautions.

To prevent any incidents such as accidents during the flood season, the Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) has released some driving tips during the flood season.

Here are some tips:

1) Maintain low gear – 1 for manual cars, while D2 for auto cars and maintain during driving in floodwater.

2) Limit the speed between 5 to 15 km / h and distance your vehicle from the vehicle in front.

3) Find alternative routes and avoid areas flooded.

4) After the flood, dry the brakes. The way to dry the brakes is to drive slowly (limit to 10-15 km / h) while pressing the brake pedal and oil. This will produce heat that accelerates the drying of the brakes. When you feel a little grip, test the brake at a speed of 20-25 km / h. Repeat the process until you get a satisfactory grip.

Source: JPJ

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LATEST: RON95, RON97 Petrol Prices Up 1 Sen, Diesel Up 4 Sen

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The retail price of RON95 and RON97 petrol will go up by one sen per litre while that of Diesel, up by four sen per litre for one week period starting midnight tonight.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Finance, based on the weekly retail pricing of petroleum products using the Automated Price Mechanism (APM) formula, the new price per litre for RON95 is RM1.90, RON97 (RM2.20), and Diesel (RM2.09).

It is said the government will continue to monitor the trends of global crude oil prices and take appropriate measures to ensure the continued welfare and wellbeing of the people.

Sources: MOF.

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Japan Might Cancel 2021 Olympic Games Due To Coronavirus

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Japan allegedly planned to postpone the 2021 Olympics due to coronavirus in sobering news after yesterday’s inauguration festivities.

The Times announced on Thursday, January 21, that the Japanese government has “privately concluded” to cancel the already postponed 2021 Olympics due to increasing cases of COVID-19 worldwide.

Japan is trying to find a “face-saving way” to announce the decision that also “leaves open the possibility of Tokyo playing host at a later date,” according to the article written by Richard Lloyd Parry.

Japan’s current focus is to host the games in Tokyo in 2032, the next available year, which was originally scheduled to start on July 24, 2020, and then rescheduled to start on July 23, 2021.

“No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult,” a source told Lloyd Parry. “Personally, I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

The International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) will, however, beg to differ from now on. The I.O.C. issued a statement earlier the same day saying that this summer the 2021 Olympics will go ahead as scheduled.

“We have, at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on 23 July in the Olympic stadium in Tokyo,” said I.O.C. president Thomas Bach.

“This is why there is no plan B and this is why we are fully committed to make these Games safe and successful.” While Back was firm about the 2021 Tokyo Olympics happening, he did hint at potentially reducing the number of spectators as well as employing other precautions in order to ensure everyone’s safety.

“The priority is the safety,” Bach told Kyodo News. “When it comes to safety, then there can be no taboo.”

The I.O.C and Japanese Olympic organizers have openly sought to ensure that the 2021 Olympic Games will take place, with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga calling the upcoming Olympics “a proof of human victory against the coronavirus.”

But senior I.O.C. member Dick Pound cast some doubt as to whether the event will actually take place, stating, “I can’t be certain because the ongoing elephant in the room would be the surges in the virus.”

Source: Vulture

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