August 6, 2018

PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi: ‘Everybody’s watching you’

Indra Nooyi: 'Everybody's watching you' Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pepsi Co chief executive Indra Nooyi in 2011 Indra Nooyi was an unusual presence at the top of the business world. An immigrant and a woman, she served as chief executive of PepsiCo for 12 years - a position that placed her among the world's most powerful corporate titans, overseeing a business that sells more than $1bn worth of products each year and includes 22 global brands, including Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Quaker and Tropicana. When she was named chief executive in 2006, she was one of fewer than a dozen women at the top of America's 500 largest public companies. "You're now a role model. Everybody's watching you and these jobs are very hard, so one has to be very careful that you take it all in stride," she told the BBC in 2011. "Don't let the privilege and the trappings ... go to your head. Keep your legs firmly rooted to the ground and focus on the responsibi..
August 6, 2018

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan debates daylight saving to avoid heat

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan debates daylight saving to avoid heat Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Japan has declared the current heatwave a natural disaster Japan is considering adopting daylight saving time next year so that athletes in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games can compete in cooler hours, reports say. The proposal to bring clocks forward by two hours has received major opposition on social media with many worried it would result in longer working hours. At least 120 people have died in a record heatwave since July. The government says it is yet to decide on the move but does want to limit the effect of summer heat on the athletes. Japan declares heatwave a natural disaster No squatting - Japan's 'stress-free' Olympic toilets Tokyo 2020 promises ways to combat heat "It is not true that the government has decided to aim for adopting daylight saving time," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference. He said such a move would have a "major" i..
August 6, 2018

Bangladesh protests: How a traffic accident stopped a city of 18 million

Bangladesh protests: How a traffic accident stopped a city of 18 million Image copyright AFP Image caption Students have defied calls to return home For more than a week, Bangladesh has been gripped by mass protests triggered by the death of two children in a traffic accident. The demonstrators, overwhelmingly young people, are demanding that the government take action to improve road safety. The movement has developed into a major standoff, and there have been scenes of violence in the streets of the capital, Dhaka, home to 18 million people. Here is how the story unfolded. What sparked the first protest?On 29 July, two schoolchildren in Dhaka - a boy and a girl - were run over and killed by a speeding bus. The driver is thought to have lost control of the vehicle while racing another bus to pick up passengers. The accident might have passed as an everyday occurrence in a city with notoriously dangerous traffic and in a country where more than 4,000 pedestrians were killed in road a..
August 6, 2018

Lombok quake: Thousands evacuated after dozens die on Indonesia island

Lombok quake: Thousands evacuated after dozens die on Indonesia island Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMoment the quake struck caught on camera Some 10,000 people have been evacuated on the Indonesian island of Lombok after a powerful 6.9 magnitude quake on Sunday left more than 90 people dead. Witnesses spoke of chaos and terror as buildings collapsed and power and communication lines were cut. Boats have been sent to evacuate more than 1,000 tourists from the nearby Gili islands. Aid agencies said the priority was to provide shelter for residents too scared to return to their homes. The agencies said the impact was far bigger than another quake that hit Lombok last week, killing 16 people. In pictures: Damaged homes and evacuations in LombokWhat's the latest on Lombok?Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the Indonesian Disaster Management Agency, said that the northern area of Lombok had suffered massive damage. Three C-130 Hercules aircraft and two h..
August 6, 2018

Lombok earthquake: Expert warns of strong aftershocks in Indonesia

August 5, 2018

Australia backlash over far-right figure’s TV interview

Australia backlash over far-right figure's TV interview Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Blair Cottrell was convicted last year of inciting contempt of Muslims An Australian TV network has said it was "wrong" to interview a far-right figure with a criminal past, after the segment set off a widespread backlash. Blair Cottrell appeared in a one-on-one studio interview on Sky News Australia on Sunday to speak about immigration. Viewers pointed out that Cottrell was last year convicted of inciting contempt of Muslims, and that he has previously called for schools to display pictures of Adolf Hitler. Sky News Australia responded on Sunday. Image Copyright @SkyNewsAust @SkyNewsAust Report Image Copyright @SkyNewsAust @SkyNewsAust Report Cottrell is the former leader of anti-immigration group United Patriots Front. He was interviewed by Adam Giles, a programme host and former chief minister of the Northern Territory. Other presenters at the network were among those to critici..
August 5, 2018

Australia’s Turnbull: ‘Now we are the land of droughts’

Australia's Turnbull: 'Now we are the land of droughts' Image copyright Reuters Image caption The drought has affected 99% of New South Wales Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that the country has become a "land of drought" as he announced further measures to help stricken farmers. The new package will provide an extra A$140m ($104m; £80m) in payments to farmers and for mental health support. It brings the total amount of government funding to $576m. Although it is still winter, parts of eastern Australia are experiencing the worst drought in living memory. Ninety-nine percent of New South Wales, which is the country's most populous state and provides around a quarter of the country's agricultural output, is currently in drought. Australia's drought seen from the air How Australia's extreme heat might be here to stay Five places that have just broken heat records Announcing the additional funding from a farm in the state, M..
August 5, 2018

Hong Kong artist photographs city’s tram system

August 5, 2018

Why Jakarta is one of the world’s fastest-sinking megacities

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