The Wild Pokémon Go Scare

pokemon-go-featuredThe Pokémon Go game became the icon of online gaming across the boundaries. Avid gamers and enthusiastic people across the world ended up acting crazily to find the Pokémon characters. The search for Pokémon characters went on so frantically to the extent of becoming an actual stampede. And yes, it did happen. People of the city of Taipei went bananas literally after the appearance of a rare Pokémon character. There was a huge stampede that took place on a Saturday evening in search of the Pokémon character. The Pokémon character that made people go frantic was found to be the Snorlax.

pokemon-go-update-removes-in-game-tracking-and-battery-saver-modeOwing to an unsubstantiated video posted onto the Facebook resulted in havoc. The video showcased people running around here and there uncontrollably like a herd of animals in order to catch a look of the Pokémon character that appeared in that locality. It was also found that the people involved in the hunt were Pokémon Go players who surpassed the roaring traffic in order to chase the rarest Pokémon character in the adjacent Beitou Park. The Pokémon character was imagined in the minds of many to be a plump sleepy monster which was just the size of a pocket.

for-pokemon-go-its-stop-at-least-temporarily__332489_Soon the game’s devoted and enthusiastic fans got into distress in search of their plump pocket monsters. More than 300 Taiwanese motorists were penalized for disobeying traffic rules and for playing the game on the road. The game’s popularity started spreading across the world as the social media continued to propagate the video across the borders. The hunt for Pokémon characters traveled to California resulting in two men falling off from a cliff and witnessed a mad rush in the Central Park resulting in immense chaos. Thus, the Pokémon character cruised the entire world in a short span of time.

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The Reversal Of Burkini Ban – An Analysis

Burkini-FranceWith the ban on burkini being overturned, there was an overflow of different opinions on the issue. The France’s supreme administrative judiciary stated on a Friday that the ban on swimsuit will no longer be enforced in the coastal city of Villeneuve-Loubet. This momentous decision on the reversal of the ban in the story has gathered worldwide attention across different boundaries. Though the law on burkini swimsuit was overturned only in one city but, this decision stands as a legal example for similar law reversals in 26 different cities of France that has forbidden the use of swimsuit as preferred by certain Muslims.

burkini-ban-in-french-beach-town-reversed-by-supreme-courtIn the coastal city of Villeneuve, there were no associated public risks with the use of burkini swimsuit. The burkini just remained a bathing garment being preferred by many people for its convenience. With the absence of risks to the public and society, the mayor was unable to implement a ban on the burkini swimsuit. Hence, the judiciary council of the State of France expelled the ban and granted the right of entry to beach and bathing with a burkini. This decision by the supreme judiciary board has reversed the decision of a lower court which found the ban on a burkini to be appropriate.

A woman wearing a burkini walks in the water August 27, 2016 on a beach in Marseille, France, the day after the country's highest administrative court suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling. REUTERS/Stringer

On hearing about the reversal of law, certain politicians took it to their advantage and fought to sustain the ban on a burkini. Mayor David retorted against the removal of the ban and stated that the ban on burkini would be enforced in his city as the supreme judiciary order was considered relevant only for the city of Villeneuve. London mayor Sadiq Khan who was on a political visit found the ban irrelevant in spite of being a Muslim. He expressed his views stating that women should have the liberty to wear a garment of their choice. Thus, this issue is expected to surface prominently during the presidential election of France.

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California’s High-Speed Rail Gets A Blow-Up

Indonesia-Railway-Carriages-600x300The panel of Congress men during a council hearing mentioned that it is unlikely to operate California’s 64-billion-dollar rail due to lack of enough economic resources. The high-speed rail proposal is most likely to end up only with a single line connectivity owing to poor funds. The high-speed rail which was once planned to connect San Francisco with Los Angeles to enable a three-hour journey to reach the destination. But now it seems impossible due to uncertainties in the implementation process. As suggested earlier, the funds from a state event were supposed to sponsor the high-speed rail plan.

scl-high-speed-railHowever, since the state event did not turn up well, the take off the high-speed rail plan seems to be stagnated. The state level event fell below the potentials. A discussion among the Government, politicians of the state and the railway board continues to go on to materialize the project. The constant questions from the Republic of California about the funds has finally received an answer. Several private associations show a remarkable interest towards a funding program for the high-speed rail plan to take off. The rail authority board and the government finally partake a sigh of relief.

300px-TGV-Duplex_ParisThe private organizations who conveyed interest towards funding for the high-speed rail project are looking at the successful implementation of a high-speed rail between the Central Valley and the Silicon Valley. As the construction process is on the go, the lines connecting the two destinations is scheduled to operate from the year 2025. This project was funded by Californian voters as well as the federal officials during the year 2008. A total of 13.5 billion dollars was offered to the railway board to proceed further. This high-speed rail is expected to function cost-effectively and be an effective initiative to meet the needs of the growing population.

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