Friday, July 1, 2011

British officials' strike leaves class to 40% of students

The British Government, formed by conservatives and liberals, is facing its first major strike by public sector workers-about 750,000-in protest at pension reform, which is part of the austerity of the Executive in a attempt to cut the deficit. According to estimates by the unions, "hundreds of thousands" of workers from various social sectors have supported the strike on Thursday and that the sectors most affected were education and airports and ports.

A man shakes Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has been shaken in a small way by a stranger who has pulled his jacket when the president greeted a few people in the French town of Brax, in the department of Lot-et-Garonne near Agen , where he participated in an assembly-meeting with mayors in the area. Pictures taken by the television BFMTV, the French president suffers an unknown citizen grab that exceeds the barrier with his arm and grabs Sarkozy's shoulder.

China inaugurated the longest bridge on the sea

China opened the 36.48 kilometers bridge in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, as the official Xinhua news agency reported. The bridge, with an investment of 2,300 million dollars and has taken four years to build, connect the downtown with suburban Huangdao, on both sides of the bay Jiazhou.

With this bridge, the distance between the two areas of one of the main ports of China, and home to the Olympic Sailing Beijing 2008 - will be shortened from 40 to 20 minutes. The bridge exceeds that until now considered the world's largest marine waters on the bay of Hangzhou, also in eastern China, 36 kilometers long.