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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Daylight saving time cancelled forevermore?

We’re not on daylight saving time: Cabinet decided on Monday to “permanently” scrap daylight saving time just four days before it was due to come back into effect for the Nth time since the 2011 uprising. The move came in the face of mounting opposition in the House of Representatives to the restoration of DST, which the Ismail government had first announced back in May. The Washington Post helpfully notes that Russia has had similar changes of heart on time change and time zones in recent years, “and then pulled back after a backlash.” EgyptAir notified its customers that all flights departing from and arriving to Egypt have had their time shifted by one hour. The national flag carrier is now asking travellers to be at the airport four hours before international flights and two hours before domestic ones. Telling time: Apparently, more than a skill one learns in first grade.

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