Abu Dhabi: A four-year-old boy died of suffocation and high temperature after his father locked him inside his car and forgot about him in United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said on Saturday.
On Friday evening, the child returned home with his father and he thought his son had already gotten off the car and locked it. The car was parked in front of their house located in Al Ramsa area in Sharjah.
The police later claimed they found the boy in car, motionless. He was taken to Al Qasimi Hospital in Al Khezami where he was pronounced dead, Khaleej Times reported.
The Sharjah Police recently warned parents against leaving children locked in cars with the engines running. A top official said leaving children locked in cars even for five minutes in the sweltering heat can lead to suffocation, and could prove fatal.
Last year, more than five such cases were reported in Sharjah alone. (IANS)
Electric car company Tesla on Thursday announced the appointment of Robyn Denholm, an executive at Australian firm Telstra, to become the Chair of the Tesla Board.
Denholm takes over the role from Elon Musk who agreed to step down as Chairman of Tesla for three years and pay a $20 million fine in a deal with the stock market regulatory authority, Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.) to resolve securities fraud charges.
Musk will remain as Tesla’s chief executive.
“Robyn will be leaving her role as CFO and Head of Strategy at Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company, once her six-month notice period with Telstra is complete. Robyn will be serving as Tesla Chair on a full-time basis,” Tesla said in a statement.
To ensure a smooth transition during the remainder of Robyn’s time at Telstra, Musk will be a resource to her and provide any support that she requests in her role as Chair.
“Robyn has extensive experience in both the tech and auto industries, and she has made significant contributions as a Tesla Board member over the past four years in helping us become a profitable company,” said Musk.
“I look forward to working even more closely with Robyn as we continue accelerating the advent of sustainable energy,” he added.
Denholm has served on the Tesla Board as an independent director since 2014.
Her global experience in both Australia and Silicon Valley encompasses leadership roles across a range of technology companies, including Telstra, Juniper Networks, and Sun Microsystems.
“I believe in this company, I believe in its mission and I look forward to helping Elon and the Tesla team achieve sustainable profitability and drive long-term shareholder value,” said Denholm.
The US SEC last month announced the deal with Tesla, after it sued Musk in federal court for misleading investors over his post on Twitter in August that he had “funding secured” for a buyout of the electric-car company at $420 a share, reports The New York Times.
Musk accepted the deal with the SEC “without admitting or denying the allegations of the complaint”, according to a court document.
His tweet about taking his company private, along with attacks on critics on social media, raised concerns with investors about whether Musk has become too focused on criticism from so-called short-sellers who had been making bets against him and the company. (IANS)