The FAA’s new threatening commercial wants you to know ‘unruly behavior doesn’t fly’

As reports of unruly passengers on flights increase, the Federal Aviation Administration has developed creative ways to inform flyers about its new zero-tolerance policy, including memes and a commercial that uses kids to condemn the behavior. But the FAA’s latest video takes a more grim approach, using the voices of pilots reporting incidents and how that can be a distraction during the flight. New Unruly Passenger Numbers since 1/1/2021: – 3,988 unruly reports – 2,928 refusing to wear a ma...
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Vice President Harris to visit Honolulu, Maui mayor calls for voluntary pause in non-essential activity, Kilauea volcano threat level raised, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kamala Harris PC: TwitterVice President Kamala Harris to join husband in Honolulu after official trips in Asia. Vice President Kamala Harris will reunite in Hawaii with second gentleman Doug Emhoff on Thursday following separate trips overseas for official White House functions. The couple will stop in Honolulu en route to Washington, D.C. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Guard troops to stay on state COVID-19 duty through December. A federal extension has been granted through December for Hawaii ...
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chuck close, rest in peace

The artist Chuck Close died last week at the age of 81. He was an incredibly talented artist, a progressive thinker, and a diehard New Yorker who was often seen around town, especially in museums and galleries. I had the good fortune to interview Close at his studio in 1998. I saw a few paintings in progress, and had a glass of wine with him. The interview was for a cover story for New Mobility magazine, and at that point, a highlight of my writing career. My interview with Close is notable...
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Is the Delta variant still causing issues for US travel ?

Latest US traveller sentiment research throws up interesting developments
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Mews & BLLA Revive the Noteworthy Social Club Dinner Series

Los Angeles - As we adjust to an ever-changing world, it is imperative that bright minds come together to address pertinent topics in our industry.
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Mexico Latte, Alexandria

Mexico Latte is a café on Mandible Street in Alexandria owned by a couple originally from Mexico City. There are classic Australian cafe breakfast and lunch options but if you look closer there are also authentic Mexican items to take away like Cochinita Torta, Chilaquiles and Divorced Eggs plus an absolutely delicious Good Morning burrito too!
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To the Black women who want to venture outdoors — here’s how I got started

VENTURING OUTDOORS certainly is not a novel phenomenon for Black women and yet, I still find many women who look like me and come from similar places as me scouring YouTube channels and internet threads for a helpful outdoorsy guide. My family and I, frequent adventurers, moved from Connecticut to North Carolina in 2013. Despite having visited often, it wasn’t until relocating that I realized the state’s diverse makeup, like Blowing Rock’s beautiful mountains and Pine Knoll Shores’ sandy beac...
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Oil extends rally, rises over 1% on U.S. fuel demand recovery | Reuters

Oil extends rally, rises over 1% on U.S. fuel demand recovery | Reuters Oil prices rose more than 1% on Wednesday, extending gains for a third session, after U.S. government data showed that fuel demand climbed to its highest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.Brent crude rose $1.20, or 1.7%, to settle at $72.25 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude gained 82 cents, or 1.2%, to end at $68.36 a barrel.U.S. gasoline futures rose 5.5% to settle at $2.3008 a gallon. During the s...
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Singapore Airlines charters cruise for frequent fliersSingapore Airlines charters cruise for frequent fliers

Dream Cruises sailing exclusive for loyalty members
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Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Are Being Erased by the Taliban

I know there’s a lot going on in Hollywood right now, but to me the most vital and urgent news is unfolding in Afghanistan, where women and journalists are under siege, fighting for their rights and their lives with the Taliban again ruling the nation. In the immediate aftermath of the extremists reclaiming the capital […]
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This bourbon train is the ultimate whiskey drinking experience in the US

Calling all bourbon lovers: My Old Kentucky Dinner Train is back on the tracks as of Aug. 21. It’s like those popular wine trains, but with a little more heft from America’s classic spirit. The train covers 36 miles over the course of two and a half hours on 1940s vintage dining cars that are pulled by two 1950s F-unit locomotives. The train ride begins in Bardstown, Kentucky, also known as the Bourbon Capital of the World thanks to its 11 local and regional distilleries. You’ll pass by notab...
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Canada reopened its border to fully vaccinated US travelers - here are the 14 best hotels in every major city

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac The United States border to Canada has reopened to fully vaccinated US travelers. There's much to discover above our northern border and many wonderful hotels to experience. We rounded up the best hotels in Canada to book now that the border is once again open. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The border between Canada and the United States is finally open to US tr...
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Singapore Airlines charters cruise for frequent fliers

Dream Cruises sailing exclusive for loyalty members
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Oil rises on US fuel demand, extends rally | Reuters

Oil rises on US fuel demand, extends rally | Reuters Oil prices rose about 1% on Wednesday, extending gains for a third session, after U.S. government data showed that fuel demand climbed to its highest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.Brent crude rose 81 cents, or 1.1%, to $71.86 a barrel by 1:26 p.m. EDT (1726 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 45 cents, or 0.7%, to $67.99 a barrel.The four-week average for U.S. total product supplied, a proxy for fuel demand, soared...
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Ex-Maldives Tourism Minister wanted for sexual assault arrested in UKEx-Maldives Tourism Minister wanted for sexual assault arrested in UK

Ali Waheed had fled to UK to avoid criminal case at home
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The best Airbnbs in Portland’s coolest neighborhoods

PORTLAND IS FAMOUS for its craft breweries, food truck depots and the biggest brunch scene around, so bring your appetite when visiting this casual, hipster city. The laid-back local vibe disguises its caffeine obsession, so if you love an independent coffee shop, you’re in luck. To blend in, pack your best eclectic street-style and comfy kicks, then choose a temporary pad in one of the trendiest parts of this super walkable city. Here are the best Portland Airbnbs to explore the city on foot. ...
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You need this sweet and tangy Filipino banana ketchup in your kitchen

Hot-dog loving Americans might think they have a monopoly on the ketchup market, but there’s another nation with just as much of an affinity for ketchup as we do: The Philippines. While American ketchup is based around tomatoes, the Filipino version, true its the name, is made almost entirely from bananas. Invented by a humanitarian and chemist during World War II, banana ketchup is now a staple at the Filipino dinner table that’s enjoyed on silog (rice, fried egg and fried Spam), fried chick...
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goodbye charlie watts

Charlie Watts was the greatest rock and roll drummer of all time. He's the reason the Stones' music has so much swing, why it skips and chugs and rolls and flies, where so much rock merely clumps and plods. His playing was always described as propulsive.  And of course Charlie was known for his deadpan style, his bemused, unflappable demeanour. He always talked about hating touring, but loving playing with the band, the central, unresolvable dilemma of his life. I love how he always mentioned hi...
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Everything you need to know about Europe’s Digital COVID Certificate

Traveling around Europe looks a lot different now than it once did. Previously, US citizens could board a flight on a whim, hop a few trains, and visit multiple European countries in the course of a week without even considering potential restrictions or the possibility of not being allowed to cross borders or enter venues. But that was pre-COVID-19. Now European travel means constantly checking the most recent entry requirements, worrying about your PCR test results, and most importantly: Eu...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf bourses fall; oil lifts #Saudi stocks | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most major Gulf bourses fall; oil lifts Saudi stocks | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Wednesday, after weak economic data from Germany, Europe's biggest economy.In Abu Dhabi, the index (.ADI) fell 0.2%, weighed down by a 0.5% fall in Emirates Telecommunications Group (ETISALAT.AD) and a 1% decline in Alpha Dhabi Holdings (ALPHADHABI.AD)."Investor sentiment remains cautious and exposed to any doubts regarding the (global) economy," said Wael Makar...
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Growing Occupancy, Profitability Pave Hotels' Path to Recovery

Much is still unknown about how the hotel industry will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but data is helping paint a picture of a recovery in which labor, market segmentation and profitability will all play factors.
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Riding the Waves

                                                                                By Mari Andrew via my friend MerryHaul thank you.   ______     After turning over and over and over again the airline ticket to fly back to California to visit my family and friends I decided to postpone my trip.  There were too many what-ifs that I was uncomfortable with and in the end, I had to heed the global information Delta/Covid is rising amongst the unvaccinated and vaccinated. Not seeing my Mom...
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Update on my father’s health – 1

I’m currently in a strange situation: I’m flat out – I’m spending around 15 hours a day in trying to support the management of my father’s advanced cancer. And yet I have lots of people (both family and others) writing to me, seeking an update. I can’t respond individually. Therefore, I’m going to post updates […]
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Delta Air Lines will charge unvaccinated employees more for health insurance

By Pete Muntean | CNN Business Delta Air Lines is putting a new deadline on unvaccinated employees that will require them to take weekly Covid tests and, depending on their insurance, pay a $200 per month surcharge. Delta CEO Ed Bastian made the announcement in a company-wide memo, which the company shared with CNN. The airline says may of its employees are already vaccinated, but it has room for improvement. “While we can be proud of our 75% vaccination rate, the aggressiveness of the variant ...
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Do yoga at the top of the Empire State Building to run the chance to win a trip to Belize

Yoga is good for you , but sunrise yoga at the top of the Empire State Building is even better. Not only are the views of Manhattan from the top of the most famous building in the world pretty spectacular, but this particular session of downward dogs and planks can get you a free trip to Belize. The Empire State Building, New York City‘s iconic art deco landmark has partnered up with the Belize Tourism Board to host a sunrise yoga event led by two Belizean instructors. The sunrise yoga class ...
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Mubadala Petroleum plans South-East Asia expansion to tap into rising energy demand

Mubadala Petroleum plans South-East Asia expansion to tap into rising energy demand Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Petroleum is planning to expand its operations in South-East Asia as it seeks to tap into growing demand for electricity in the region."For the moment, ... most of the demand post-Covid-19 or growth rather will happen in the Asean region. You are talking about double-digit growth in demand for electricity," Mubadala Petroleum's chief operating officer Mazin Al Lamki told the Future Ener...
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#UAE banking sector profitability improves in Q2-2021 | Banking – Gulf News

UAE banking sector profitability improves in Q2-2021 | Banking – Gulf News         ADCB, CBD, and NBF reported NIM expansion by 10-20 bps, the remaining banks largely remained unchanged. The UAE banking sector’s profitability improved in the second quarter on 2021 with the return on equity (RoE) back at Q4-2019 levels as loans and advances increased.Improved lending was supported by Dubai’s mortgage market that witnesses strong rebound according to analysis of second quarter f...
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