John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement after South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his intentions to run for Chair of the Democratic National Committee.“November’s election made one point very clear – the Midwest and the issues important to this region should never be ignored. More attention must be made to growing wages for the hardworking middle-class, investing in training programs that are needed to bridge a skills gap, and bringing a Hoosier Common Sense approach to solving important issues like equality. With investments in things like community development, job creation, and infrastructure during his time as Mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg has the capability of bringing a much-needed Midwest voice to the Democratic Party that will resonate across the country. Pete is a young and dynamic talent that we need at the top of our party, and I am happy to support a Hoosier for DNC Chair. I encourage my fellow DNC members to get to know Mayor Pete Buttigieg over the next seven weeks.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
For journalists Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, said: Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Follow Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt @AlistairBurtUK Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Email [email protected] I am very concerned about the life sentence handed down by the Appeals Court of Bahrain today to Sheikh Ali Salman, in addition to the sentence he is currently serving. I understand that Sheikh Ali Salman now has the right of appeal against this latest sentence. The UK continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments. Media enquiries Further information
Travellers want to use their smartphonesat 35,000 feet. Image: pixabay.com Attention airlines: the people have spoken and they want their phones back!According to a recent study conducted by One Poll on behalf of AeroMobile, over 70 percent of the surveyed British travellers said that they would use their mobile phones in the air, if they could.Surprisingly, travellers were not actually interested in making or receiving calls, with only 19 percent saying they wanted to talk on the phone, while the rest said they would want to use their mobiles for texting and social media (almost half of the people surveyed) as well as online gaming ( a third of those surveyed).Under 35s were leading the technological demand with over 80 percent stating that they would use their phones during a flight, compared to just over half of over 55s.Women were found be more likely to use their phones for social media, whilst men needed their phones for making and receiving in-flight calls.How much would you pay to use your mobile phone at 35,000 feet? Source = e-Travel Blackboard: A.N.