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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 3, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A2 289 KING STREET • 204- 946- 0729 Mon- Fri 8: 30- 5: 00 Sat 9: 00- 3: 00 • Closed Sun New, custom orders, factory seconds, and more. tagwarehouse. ca WINDOWS & DOORS IN STOCK OVER 1000 UNITS TO CHOOSE FROM WINNIPEG FREE PRESS 1355 Mountain Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2X 3B6 Privacy policy and questions www. winnipegfreepress. com/ privacy. html CIRCULATION INQUIRIES MISSING OR INCOMPLETE PAPER? Call or email before 11 a. m. weekdays or noon Saturday City / 204- 697- 7001 Outside Winnipeg / 1- 800- 542- 8900 press 1 6: 30 a. m. - 5 p. m. M- F. 7 a. m. - noon Saturday Closed Sunday fpcirc@ freepress. mb. ca TO SUBSCRIBE — 204- 697- 7001 Out of Winnipeg — 1- 800- 542- 8900 ADVERTISING Classified ( M- F) — 204- 697- 7100 wfpclass@ freepress. mb. ca Obituaries ( Sun- Fri) — 204- 697- 7384 Display Advertising — 204- 697- 7122 FP. 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Bonus number was 19. The jackpot of $ 13,675,046.90 was carried over. Saturday’s jackpot is an estimated $ 17 million. INSIDE LOTTERIES A 2 FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015 winnipegfreepress. com Any Child. Any Need. Every Day. Call ( 204) 982- 1050 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. varietymanitoba. com DONATE .. .. .. .. .. With your donation you give a child... a childhood. BERLIN — Prosecutors are leading an unusual investigation after a robot killed a contractor at a Volkswagen production plant in western Germany on Monday. Germany’s DPA news agency reported the victim was in the process of installing the stationary robot when it suddenly struck and crushed the young man. According to the Financial Times , the contractor died in hospital. German prosecutors said Wednesday they are investigating the cause of the accident. “ We will then decide whether to bring charges and, if so, against whom,” the prosecutor’s office of the city of Kassel said in a statement. Prosecutors said the accident is the first of its kind in Germany. Despite the increasing ubiquity of robots in manufacturing plants in Germany, they had not been involved in a workplace death — until now. Volkswagen — one of the world’s biggest auto manufacturers — said a technical defect was unlikely to have caused the victim’s death. The Financial Times reported most robots are not considered a risk to human workers. Nevertheless, robots seem to have been involved in several workplace accidents, as the New York Times reported last year. In Britain, authorities documented 77 robot- related accidents in 2005, the Economist reported. — Washington Post T HE past week has seen several threats made against Canadian airliners. The disruptions to four WestJet flights and one Air Canada plane left passengers scrambling as airlines dealt with halted operations and route diversions. Although each threat proved to be a false alarm, police are investigating them, and aviation experts are taking notice. Here are a few facts about how such situations are handled: Q: How frequently do airlines have to contend with bomb threats? Not very often, according to industry observers. Edward McKeogh, president of Canadian Aviation Safety Consultants, says it’s not unheard of for airlines to go a full year without fielding a threat of real substance. McKeogh said the major airlines tend to be the most common targets. Q: How do airlines typically respond when threats do occur? While individual protocols vary among airlines, McKeogh said the basic approach is the same — every threat must be taken seriously. “ As soon as they find out about a threat of this nature, they relay it to the flight in question, or sometimes all flights that are airborne, and those flights will then divert to the nearest suitable airport,” he said. This wasn’t always the case, however. Jock Williams, a retired flight safety officer with Transport Canada, said 9/ 11 brought about significant changes in the way even idle threats are handled. Airlines, he said, used to have much more discretion to assess individual situations. “ In the past, they’ve made an educated guess and maybe said, ‘ No, we won’t do anything about this,’ ” he said. “ I don’t think you’re going to see much ‘ No, we won’t do anything about it’ anymore.” Q: What’s the economic impact on the airline? McKeogh said each diversion is an expensive proposition. By the time an airline reroutes the flight, deplanes the passengers, ensures they’re taken care of at the alternate airport, inspects the aircraft and then resumes the original course, he said the bill can easily equal tens of thousands of dollars. Q: If someone is caught making a threat, what legal consequences can they expect? Christine Duhaime, a counterterrorism lawyer with Duhaime Law, said even an unsubstantiated threat can trigger very serious penalties. A hoax can result in jail time, she said, since the perpetrator’s actions trigger real practical and economic consequences. She said sending threats would be seen as consistent with terrorist efforts and tactics to attack critical infrastructure. “ Those attacks are either going to be real, or will surface as these did, with threats for which no real physical attack occurs,” Duhaime said in an email. “ They are attacks nonetheless, because they are intended to cause economic harm to the private sector, debilitate critical infrastructure and drive up costs for counterterrorism programs in the West.” Williams said the Canadian government’s recent introduction of tougher anti- terrorism laws suggests anyone behind such threats shouldn’t expect to get off lightly. “ This is a very serious federal, criminal offence, and I think will be treated very harshly if and when they catch the individual,” he said. Q: So what do we know about the current string of threats? Very little. The RCMP did not return calls seeking request for comment. WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer said the rash of threats has triggered “ rumours and speculation” the airline is not willing to comment on. “ We will continue to work closely with law enforcement to find those responsible. Safety remains our top priority, and we will continue to be vigilant to keep our guests and our crews safe,” he said. — The Canadian Press Unruly passenger charged RCMP have charged a woman with assaulting a flight attendant after a plane landed in Winnipeg. Officers say the Air Canada flight from Ottawa was en route to Vancouver Wednesday night when it was diverted to Winnipeg. The flight crew reported they had to restrain a drunk and violent passenger so the plane could land safely. A male flight attendant suffered minor injuries while trying to control the passenger. The crew member received medical attention and the plane resumed its flight to Vancouver about two hours later. Paulette Metuq, 24, of Nunavut faces charges of assault causing bodily harm and mischief. — The Canadian Press Threats in the sky: how airlines cope Despite most being false alarms, situations can’t be ignored By Michelle McQuigge JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES A threat diverted a WestJet flight from Edmonton to Toronto to Winnipeg on Monday. Robot kills auto worker in Germany A_ 02_ Jul- 03- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A2 7/ 2/ 15 10: 34: 36 PM

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