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P.I.A delay: Airline’s American flight is the most held-up in the UK

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WAIT FOR TAKE-OFF: The PIA flights between Manchester and New York was officially the most delayed flight on average in the UK

WAIT FOR TAKE-OFF: The PIA flights between Manchester and New York was officially the most delayed flight on average in the UK

A Pakistan International Airline flight from Manchester to New York was officially the most delayed flight in the UK last year, statistics released this week have shown.

Eight out of 10 recorded flights from January 2015 to March 2016 were delayed on the flight route with an average wait time of 88 minutes for patient passengers.

In total, delays added up to a massive 190 hours as departure boards

A spokesman for Manchester Airport said: “The Pakistan International Airlines service doesn't impact on any other flights operating from Manchester.”

PIA are yet to comment on the figures.

Worryingly for PIA’s regular passengers, the airline was also second on the list for companies with the highest average delays in the UK, only behind Turkmenistan Airlines.

Meanwhile, London Gatwick Airport had the most flights delayed in the same period, averaging an 18 minute wait for passengers.

A spokesperson said: “A spokeswoman for Gatwick Airport said: “We regret any delays our passengers experience however several incidents beyond Gatwick's control influenced the airport's performance during this period, including numerous air traffic control strikes across European airspace, impacting the airport's whole flight schedule including our long haul routes.

“Gatwick has more flights to Europe than any UK airport and can therefore be impacted disproportionately by events on the continent.”

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‘We are all Muslim’: American filmmaker protests outside Trump Tower

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TRUMPING TRUMP: Michael Moore is not impressed by the Republican presidential candidate

TRUMPING TRUMP: Michael Moore is not impressed by the Republican presidential candidate

American filmmaker and social-political activist Michael Moore has written to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, criticising him on his recent anti-Muslim statements and his call to ‘ban all Muslims from coming to the United States’.

In the letter, which he posted to his personal website, he wrote: “We are all Muslim. Just as we are all Mexican, we are all Catholic and Jewish and white and black and every shade in between.

“We are all children of God (or nature or whatever you believe in), part of the human family, and nothing you say or do can change that fact one iota.”

He continued: “If you don't like living by these American rules, then you need to go to the time-out room in any one of your Towers, sit there, and think about what you've said....We are all Muslim, deal with it.”

During his campaign trail, Trump called for a ‘total and complete’ block on all Muslims entering the US and an end to Muslim immigration into the country.

Trump - the current frontrunner among Republican candidates seeking the party nomination for the presidency of the United States - is a man who is not afraid to voice his views.

Speaking previously, he said: “Our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”

In the letter, Moore reminded Trump that the US today is no longer a country of ‘angry white guys’; that supporters have become more diverse and that ‘fortunately’ the US no longer looks like Trump or his supporters.

Addressing Trump, Moore continued: “Here's a statistic that is going to make your hair spin: 81 percent of the electorate who will pick the president next year are either female, people of colour, or young people between the ages of 18 and 35... In other words, not you [or] the people who want you leading their country.”

Moore went on to say that he was raised to believe in equality of people as brothers and sisters, regardless of race, colour and religion.

Moore is known for his documentary films that criticise the war in Iraq, US gun laws, globalisation and the US healthcare system.

He is a multi-award winner, and has received an Academy Award for ‘Bowling for Columbine’ - the 2002 film that explored what happened during the Columbine high school massacre in Colorado.

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Berries, bagels and shakes: American adventure set for Bradford brand

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berries bagels and shakes 5 star hygiene (253x450)In July 2014, Berries Bagels and Shakes opened its doors for the first time, bringing a taste of the States to the heart of Bradford.

Now, as the dining establishment prepares to mark 18 months of business, plans have been put in place to take the Bradford brand over the Atlantic as a New York establishment opens up.

With the mouth-watering tastes wining over the hearts of so many local residents, a second site in Bradford, on Great Horton Road, is also ready to be launched in the New Year.

For director, Zubair, the expansion plans have come faster than expected yet only show promise for the future of the brand.

“People have really taken to Berries, Bagels and Shakes, so much so that we have been able to plan for expansions a lot faster than anticipated,” he said.

“To be discussing projects in New York is something very few businesses can ever do so for us it is a really exciting time.

“Our food is the reason behind our success, and the customers who enjoy it, helping to give us a reputation which really is spreading worldwide.”

SONY DSCZubair opened the first Berries, Bagels and Shakes alongside business partner, and now fellow director, Liva Alberta, last year.

Born in Latvia, Liva moved to the US over a decade ago where she experienced a dining experience described as ‘unlike anything she had ever tasted before’.

With the aim of ‘bringing bagels to Bradford’, Berries, Bagels and Shakes opened in the city and today brings a host of American favourites to West Yorkshire from their five-star food hygiene rating establishment.

From delicious burgers to milkshakes produced in-house and a selection of mouth-watering sandwiches, packed with your favourite fillings, it is clear to see why food fans love this business.

With more sites set to open in the near future, your chance to experience American deli dining at its best looks to be just around the corner thanks to Berries, Bagels and Shakes.

 

20 Killinghall Road,

Bradford

BD3 8DS

Opening times:

Monday-Saturday 11am-12am,

Sunday 3pm-11pm

Web: www.berriesbagelsandshakes.com

Telephone: 01274 662 123

 

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American airstrikes kill three Daesh leaders

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 AIRSTRIKE: Three Daesh leaders killed in Ramadi

AIRSTRIKE: Three Daesh leaders killed in Ramadi

City of Ramadi targeted in recent US mission

Recent airstrikes led by US-led coalitions fighting Daesh ( also known as Islamic State) in Syria and Iraq have killed the group's financial minister and two other senior leaders, a spokesman for the Pentagon said on Thursday.

The spokesman also said coalition airstrikes have killed 350 Daesh fighters in the city of Ramadi in Iraq. Iraqi forces have retaken parts of the city in the past week whilst an American military spokesman has suggested that the extremists have lost as much as half of their defending force.

Later on, the spokesman named the people that the US airstrikes had killed as Abu Maryam, a Daesh enforcer and senior leader of their extortion network, and Abu Rahman al-Tunisi, a Daesh executive officer who was responsible for coordinating weapons, people and communications.

Abu Salah, described as the group’s financial minister and a holdover from the al-Qaida network, was one of the key people in the terrorist organisation and was also killed in the airstrikes.

Col Steve Warren, spokesman for the US military command in Baghdad said: “Killing [Abu Salah] and his predecessors exhausts the knowledge and talent needed to coordinate funding within the organization.”

Islamic State still controls much of the town of Ramadi and US officials cannot predict how long it will take to reclaim the city, which is crucial to the Iraqi government’s hopes of restoring its borders.

Defense secretary Ash Carter, speaking on Thursday, said Iraqi progress in retaking Ramadi has been ‘disappointingly slow’.

He said: “I am certain [Ramadi] will fall, and we will assist in the making of it fall.”

He added that if the Iraqi government requested it, the US would be willing to send out Apache attack helicopters from the US Army to help secure Ramadi, especially if it would ‘make a strategically decisive difference’.

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Pakistan on way to be world’s fifth largest nuclear power by 2025?

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POWERFUL: An American report worries that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is overlooking to see that Pakistan will become the world’s 5th nuclear power

POWERFUL: An American report worries that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is overlooking to see that Pakistan will become the world’s 5th nuclear power

Based on Pakistan’s performance over the past 20 years and its current and anticipated weapons deployment, the authors of a US report estimate that its stockpile could realistically grow to 220 to 250 warheads by 2025.

Pakistan is on course to become the world’s fifth largest nuclear weapons state, according to a report by a top US think-tank, which estimated the country’s stockpile to increase to 250 warheads in a decade.

“Pakistan has a nuclear weapons stockpile of 110 to 130 warheads, an increase from an estimated 90 to 110 warheads in 2011,” said a report on ‘Pakistani nuclear forces 2015’ by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists released during the ongoing visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

“With several delivery systems in development, four operating plutonium production reactors, and uranium facilities, the country’s stockpile will likely increase over the next 10 years, but by how much will depend on many things,” it said.

The report authored by Hans M Kristensen and Robert S Norris, however, said two key factors will be how many nuclear-capable launchers Pakistan plans to deploy, and how much India’s nuclear arsenal grows.

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Based on Pakistan’s performance over the past 20 years and its current and anticipated weapons deployment, the authors estimate that its stockpile could realistically grow to 220 to 250 warheads by 2025, making it the world’s fifth largest nuclear weapon state, the report said.

Pakistan appears to have six types of currently operational nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, plus at least two more under-development the short-range Shaheen-1A and medium-range Shaheen-3.

Pakistan is also developing two new cruise missiles, the ground-launched Babur (Hatf-7) and the air-launched Ra’ad (Hatf-8), it said.

According to the report, there are signs that Pakistan is developing a nuclear weapon probably a nuclear-capable cruise missile for deployment on submarines.

In 2012, Pakistani Navy established Headquarters Naval Strategic Forces Command (NSFC) for the development and deployment of a sea-based strategic nuclear force.

The government said that this command would be the “custodian of the nation’s second-strike capability” to “strengthen Pakistan’s policy of Credible Minimum Deterrence and ensure regional stability”.

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