Blog Heap o'Transport Links 11 June 2011

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Blog-Heap links regarding transportation and related infrastructure,
also energy, because it takes energy to transport,
and virtuality, because telepresence saves on transpresence.

Transport Incident

After 'vicious' punch-up, 76yo man arrested on Virgin flight to Barbados Sat 2011 Jun 11, 5:45pm

PlaneA man aged 76 and two members of his family were arrested after a 'vicious' punch-up on a plane that took cabin crew 30 minutes to break up. Derek Edmond, his daughter Zoe King and her husband Martin were on a Virgin Atlantic flight from Gatwick to Barbados when a Danish family sitting nearby accused them of being too noisy. Police said Mrs King, 46, was celebrating her birthday and she and her family had been drinking for much of the eight-hour flight.

Passenger Strips Naked on Flight, Forcing Plane to Turn Around Sat 2011 Jun 11, 5:37pm

PlaneA German passenger stripped naked on an Iberia flight from Madrid to Frankfurt, forcing the pilot to turn the plane around so the man could be arrested

Transport Law

Apple to stop accepting DUI checkpoint apps Sat 2011 Jun 11, 5:40pm

Apple will ban from its online store future applications that inform users of checkpoints not publicized by police. The move comes three months after four Democratic U.S. senators — Charles Schumer of New York, Harry Reid of Nevada, Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Tom Udall of New Mexico — asked three smartphone manufacturers to quit selling such downloadable apps or to remove the DUI checkpoint function....