Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 7th 2014 Contents Three women have
become the first female
submariners in the 110-
year history of the Sub-
Stiles, Alexandra Olsson
and Penny Thackray
earned their "Dolphins"
after months of training,
including operations on
Philip Hammond hailed
their "huge personal
achievement" and said it
was "an historic moment
for the Royal Navy and
our armed forces".
A ban on women sub-
mariners based on health
fears was lifted in 2011.
A review of concerns
that submarines' higher
levels of carbon dioxide
could carry risks to
female health decided the
fears were unfounded.
Lt Olsson, 26, from
Tranmere, the Wirral,
described joining the 165
male fellow crew mem-
bers of HMS Vigilant as
like living "as a very
"I felt like a little sister
to 165 brothers," she said.
"At the end of the day
manpower is a big thing
for the navy---as long as
you can do the job, it
She added: "Of course
it's been challenging, but
women are absolutely
capable of doing this job.
I think that change can
shock, but I look forward
to seeing more and more
women getting on
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
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A computer programme to seek out swear
words on the Internet should go live in the
autumn, to enforce a Russian law against online
obscenity, it s been reported.
Already, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor
employs monitors to scan about 5,000 Web sites
for obscene terms by hand, under a law passed
last year that fines and seizes equipment from
violators, the Izvestia newspaper reports.
The country's Academy of Science says the law
applies to "obscene references to the male and
female reproductive organs, copulation and women
of loose morals, and all words derived from them"---
a genre in which Russian vocabulary is particularly
One commenter notes that expletives are part
of everyday speech. "If they ban swearing in Russia,
all technical progress will grind to a halt," he says.
"Warehouses will close and the army will lose its
combat readiness. For our Motherland, it will be
the end," he adds, deploying a euphemism that
sails close to the official guidelines.
Third knife attack in three months
CHINA---At least six people
have been injured in a knife
attack at a station in Guangzhou,
Chinese officials say.
It is unclear how many people
were involved in the attack, but
one person was shot and then
detained by police.
There is no information yet
on the motivation for this attack,
but it comes a week after an
attack at a station in Urumqi, in
the western region in Xinjiang.
It also follows an attack at
Kunming station in March that
killed 29 people.
Chinese authorities have
blamed both these attacks on
separatists from the Uighur
minority group, which lives in
Local media carried conflicting
accounts on the number of peo-
ple involved in yesterday's attack,
with some reporting four attack-
ers, while others said there were
two young men, one of whom
managed to get away.
It was also unclear how the
incident started. Guangzhou
Daily quoted a store owner who
said the suspects had waited by
his shop for about two hours
before they launched their attack.
The Uighurs, who are ethni-
cally Turkic Muslims, say that
large-scale Han Chinese immi-
gration has eroded their tradi-
tional culture. Beijing, mean-
while, says it has invested heavily
in the region to improve people's
Royal Navy gets first
Russia: 'Swearbot' to root
out online obscenities
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