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Chaos and Misery

  • Date Submitted: 10/12/2010 11:10 AM
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5. Chaos
i) Kenya's transportation system was in chaos on Friday as thousands of travellers during the holiday season attempted to hit the roads before an imminent (minibus) strike.
The matatus for a majority of Kenyans are the only form of public transportation in the country's cities and regions.
The strike, announced on Wednesday, seeks to combat greater regulation as well as demand higher fares.
This strike comes in the middle of Kenya's travelling season, where most people moving between large cities and villages for family gatherings.
The sudden burst of activity created greater demand and travellers complaining that drivers increasing fares by 50%.
ii) A UN staffer came into a news conference bearing a symbolic SOS .a protest about agriculture policies, entitled “Resistance is Ripe”, held out beyond the Bella Centre at Islands Brygge, demonstrators came dressed like pigs and dairy cows, towing a giant modelled elephant or bearing giant papier-mâché fruits and vegetables on sticks, extolling the virtues of the vegan diet or organic farming. in a cozy restaurant out near the waterfront, the world’s energy fat cats were encouraging atomic power for a cleaner-energy world. Then there is the global mayors meeting that have been part of a gathering called Local Governments for Sustainability, which has been holding standing-room-only presentations since the opening of the climate conference last week. With some 1,100 delegates, it is actually the second-largest delegation after Denmark’s representation.
iii) One motorist was killed in a crash on the M55 motorway near Blackpool.
The transport network suffered under the strain of the big freeze as a number of rail lines were closed in Scotland and more than 40 bumps and crashes were recorded on the roads.
An army of gritters are working around the clock to keep the carriageways clear but there seems no end in sight to the plunging temperatures with freezing Arctic conditions expected to last for the...


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