Tag: emergency services

First electric scooter rider killed in Paris traffic accident

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 12, 2019 00:05

A man, riding his electric scooter, was killed after collided with a truck in Paris today. The 25-year-old was riding the scooter in the busy Goutte d'Or neighborhood in the ... Read More

Horror at fun fair: 28 people injured in merry-go-round collapse in Spain

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 17:15

Emergency services rushed to the scene at the San José de la Rinconada fair in the town of La Rinconada, near Seville, when a merry-go-round dramatically collapsed, injuring at least ... Read More

US Travel Warning: Leave Iraq or prepare for funeral

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 15, 2019 08:08

Today the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Baghdad ordered a partial evacuation of their American staff.  In the meantime, the travel warning for Americans wanting to visit Iraq reads: Do ... Read More

Washington’s new short-term rental law to ‘even playing field for local hotels’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 18:50

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Substitute House Bill 1798, concerning short-term rentals, into law. This bill was a top priority for the Washington Hospitality Association during the 2019 Legislative Session. ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism: Demonstrating resilience after terror attacks

editor editor- April 30, 2019 22:12

One week on from the deadliest terror attacks perpetrated in the country since the end of the civil war, Sri Lanka Tourism discusses measures taken to ensure the safety and ... Read More

Shangri-La issues statement: Attack on the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo Table One Restaurant

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019 20:11

An explosion took place in Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo’s Table One Restaurant on Easter Sunday during Easter Brunch at 9.05 am. As reported on eTurboNews on Sunday the veteran chef was ... Read More

Two Australian Heroes killed when saving a tourist from drowning

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 21, 2019 21:31

Tourism and Dairy are popular in  Port Campbell, a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. The town is on the Great Ocean Road, west of the Twelve Apostles, in the Shire ... Read More

At least three people die jumping from Bangkok skyscraper to escape hotel fire

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 14:11

A 57-floor hotel and shopping building has gone up in flames in Bangkok, Thailand. At least three people have died jumping to escape the fire, which ripped through the popular ... Read More

US Advisory for Democratic Republic of Congo: Reconsider travel

editor editor- March 22, 2019 23:41

The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory for the Democratic Republic of Congo advising that travel be reconsidered due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased ... Read More

Double Deadly Terror Attack in New Zealand: “There is blood everywhere”

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 03:08

"I'm still in shock at the news coming from Christchurch today. To any Muslims, both in New Zealand and around the world I am sorry. This sick psychopath does not ... Read More

Crashed: Ethiopian Airlines ET302 Addis Ababa to Nairobi

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 08:44

Star Alliance carrier Ethiopian Airlines is reporting a fatal accident and crash. The jet is a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 - delivered to the airline just four months ... Read More

Fraport opens training center at Ljubljana Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019 18:05

On March 6, Fraport AG inaugurated a €6 million training center for the Fraport Aviation Academy at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia. This new training facility will allow the Fraport ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

editor editor- March 2, 2019 02:11

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today unveiled a US$2.83 billion operating budget, - 8.6 percent higher than last year, which is the equivalent of an additional $223 million. The proposed tax ... Read More

US Travel Advisory ups warning level for travel to Turkey

editor editor- February 16, 2019 02:38

The U.S. Travel Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, today issued a "Level 3: Reconsider Travel" advisory for Turkey due to terrorism and arbitrary detentions with some areas having ... Read More

Dozens feared dead as 7-story building collapses in Istanbul

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 17:26

At least one person has died while three of those injured have been rescued after a 7-story apartment building collapsed in Istanbul, Turkey. Dozens of people are feared dead, still ... Read More

‘Do not travel’: US State Department ups Venezuela travel warning to Level 4

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2019 22:30

The United States Department of State has raised its Venezuela travel advisory warning for US citizens to “do not travel,” citing civil unrest. The department issued the Level 4 red ... Read More

Terrorism causes US to issue travel advisory for Algeria

editor editor- January 8, 2019 23:07

The US government website warns travelers to exercise increased caution when traveling in Algeria due to terrorism. Read More

3 killed, 600 injured in horrific Pretoria train collision

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 8, 2019 15:20

At least three people have been confirmed dead and over 600 were injured in a horrifying Tuesday collision involving two passenger trains in Pretoria, South Africa. About 800 people were ... Read More

Increased caution due to terrorism: US issues Travel Advisory for Tunisia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 4, 2019 01:20

US Department of State issued Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution) for Tunisia. The warning was issued due to increased risk of terrorist attacks against foreign and domestic targets ... Read More

US Travel Advisory issued against Indonesia targeting Central Sulawesi

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2019 19:59

The U.S. State Department today issued a travel advisory for Indonesia. This advisory is asking American Tourists to reconsider travel to Central Sulawesi and Papua due to civil unrest. It ... Read More

Manchester police: New Year’s Eve train station stabbing spree “terrorist attack”

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 1, 2019 15:51

British police say that the stabbing spree which occurred in Manchester on New Year’s Eve is being investigated as terror-related attack. Three people - including a police officer - have ... Read More

East Siberia helicopter crash kills everyone on board

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2018 15:25

Russian emergency services report that a private helicopter crashed on the outskirts of the city of Ulan-Ude in Russia's East Siberia. The aircraft went down in a wooded area, catching ... Read More

Tourists in Barcelona be aware : Terror Alert issued by U.S. authorities

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 24, 2018 08:41

A Moroccan in his 30's is planning a truck or bus ramming attack in Barcelona. This is stated on a tweet posted today. Barcelona is a travel and tourism city ... Read More

Exemplary response by Kenya Airways

editor editor- January 22, 2011 01:48

(eTN) - This afternoon saw emergency services swing into action at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, when a Kenya Airways flight from Harare came in for a landing following a ... Read More

Stevenswood Spa Resort remains undamaged by California wildfires

editor editor- June 28, 2008 06:59

MENDICINO COAST, California - Officials of Stevenswood Spa Resort announced today that the property and surrounding area remain safe from the California wildfires. Read More