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Anil Ghanwat issues a challenge (in Hindi) to Rakesh Tikait to a debate on MSP and farm laws

Anil Ghanwat issues a challenge to Rakesh Tikait to a debate on MSP and farm laws (in Hindi)  
Tags: Travel, Politics, Msp, Rakesh Tikait, Anil Ghanwat

Anil Ghanwat issues a challenge to Rakesh Tikait to a debate on MSP and farm laws (in Hindi)

Anil Ghanwat issues a challenge to Rakesh Tikait to a debate on MSP and farm laws (in Hindi)  
Tags: Travel, Politics, Msp, Rakesh Tikait, Anil Ghanwat

South Africa to be put on England’s travel red list over new Covid variant

Flights from six countries will be banned as officials review travel measures after scientists voice concern over variant Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlights from southern Africa will be banned, with six countries placed under England’s red list travel restrictions, after scientists raised the alarm over what is feared to be the worst Covid-19 variant yet identified.Whitehall sources said the B.1.1.529 variant, which is feared to be more transmissible and has the ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Science, Africa, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Transport, Health policy, Transport policy

The Justice Department plans to step up prosecution of unruly airline passengers after more than 5,300 incidents this year

An American Airlines flight attendant.LM Otero/AP The Federal Aviation Administration logged more than 5,300 flight disturbances this year. The vast majority are categorized as "mask-related incidents." AG Merrick Garland instructed prosecutors in a memo to step up and coordinate enforcement during the holidays. Federal prosecutors should increase their efforts to hold passengers responsible for threats and violence that occur on flights during the holiday season, US Attorney General Merrick ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, Masks, US, Trends, Airlines, Department Of Justice, Faa, Charles Davis, Justice Department, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines, Garland, Sara Nelson, Association of Flight Attendants

‘People expect cheap food, drink and accommodation – that horse has bolted’: a hotelier on life without EU workers

Veryan Palmer should be looking forward to her Cornish hotel’s best ever November. Instead, she is having to shut rooms at the five-star establishmentThe Headland hotel in Cornwall has been in Veryan Palmer’s family all her life. Her parents bought the imposing Victorian pile overlooking Fistral Beach, Newquay, 43 years ago. Now Palmer, 37, is director. They have always had staff from Europe. “My parents would talk about when European countries joined the EU they would suddenly get an influx of ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Hotels, Eu, European Union, Life and style, UK News, Palmer, Poland, Cornwall, Brexit, Headland, Hospitality Industry, Veryan Palmer, Fistral Beach Newquay

Democrats are asking Biden to mandate that airlines require passengers to be fully vaxxed for COVID-19 before flying

Travellers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to mandate that domestic air travelers be fully vaccinated. More than 30 Democratic lawmakers signed onto the letter, sent earlier this week to Biden. The letter comes as millions plan to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Democratic lawmakers are urging President Joe Biden to require that all airline passengers either show proof of full vaccination agains...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Airports, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, Democrats, United States, Airlines, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

The US government should start paying people to go back to work to help ease the labor shortage, billionaire investor Barry Sternlicht says

Barry Sternlicht said that the economy "can't really recover until people come back to work." Craig Barritt/Getty Images Starwood Capital CEO Barry Sternlicht said the government should pay people bonuses to return to work. It can then get the money back through taxing people who are newly employed, Sternlicht said. This would help ease the labor shortage, he told CNBC. The US government should pay people to return to work during the labor shortage, according to billionaire Barry Stern...
Tags: Work, Politics, Jobs, News, Hotels, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Brooklyn, Retail, Miami, Cnbc, Hospitality, BLS

Trump is reportedly close to selling his Washington DC hotel for more than $370 million

The Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Former President Trump is reportedly close to selling his Washington DC hotel for over $370 million. Miami-based investment firm CGI Merchant Group is looking to buy it, the Wall Street Journal said. It's the same hotel that lost over $73 million between 2016 and 2020. Former President Donald Trump is close to selling his luxury hotel in Washington DC for more than $370 million, the Wall Street Journal re...
Tags: Travel, Politics, News, Washington, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, Hotel, Miami, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Committee, Trump, Trump International Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, Trump hotel

There is no evidence Southwest flights were cancelled due to a vaccine protest, FAA says

A Southwest Airlines plane lands at Los Angeles International Airport. FG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Southwest Airlines cancelled more than 1,800 flights over the weekend. The company and its pilot union both said the issue was unrelated to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Southwest is requiring employees to be vaccinated by December 8. There is no evidence that Southwest Airlines' operational difficulties over the weekend "were related to vaccine mandates," the Federal Aviation Admini...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, Texas, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Economy, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Republican, Pilots, Faa, Charles Davis, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration

England’s Covid travel ‘red list’ to be cut from 54 countries to seven

Ministers have decided to end strict hotel quarantine requirement for most countries, including BrazilCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStrict hotel quarantine requirements will be dropped for travellers from dozens of countries, after ministers approved plans to slash England’s travel “red list” to just seven – down from 54.The Guardian understands the decision was taken at a meeting on Thursday morning after discussions about the safety of opening up the country’s bor...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, Coronavirus

UK to slash international travel ‘red list’ to just nine countries

Quarantine will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers from 45 other countries from later in OctoberThe prime minister, Boris Johnson, will open up more countries for hotel quarantine-free travel later this week, the Sunday Telegraph reported, saying the UK’s “red list” of destinations would be slashed to nine from 54.Fully vaccinated arrivals from countries including Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa will no longer have to quarantine in a government-designated hotel for ...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, England, UK News, South Africa, Boris Johnson, Sunday Telegraph, Coronavirus, Brazil Indonesia Mexico

Taliban replace ministry for women with ‘virtue’ authorities

By KATHY GANNON KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced move. It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting women’s rights as they settle into government, just a month since they overran the capital of Kabul. During their previous rule of Afghanistan in...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, Islamic State, Qatar, Sport, World news, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Unesco, Soccer, Taliban, Pakistan, Dubai

Biden's action plan doubles the fines for people who refuse to follow the TSA's mask mandate on airplanes to at least $500

Flight attendants will be offered self-defense training from July amid rising passenger violence. Getty Images Biden's Covid plan released Thursday will double fines for travelers who violate TSA mask mandates. It raises the minimum fine to $500 and the maximum fine to $3000 for repeat offenders. Clashes over masks make up more than 75% of unruly passenger complaints during air travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Biden's COVID-19 action plan released...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Planes, Trends, Aviation, Tsa, Biden, Faa, Federal Aviation Agency, Sarah Jackson, COVID-19, COVID, Mask Mandates, Hannah Towey

US officials helped an American citizen and their family escape Afghanistan across an overland route

Afghanistan refugees walking at dawn. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty An American citizen and their family fleeing Afghanistan were helped across the border by the US, according to the Associated Press. The group fled the Taliban-controlled country via an "overland" route. Biden administration officials say "around 100" Americans remain in Afghanistan after the US pulled out troops. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration confirmed that it helped with...
Tags: Travel, Politics, Texas, News, Greece, China, Iraq, India, US, International, Trends, European Union, Turkey, Iran, Ap, Bbc

Trump is in advanced talks to sell the leasing rights to his hotel in Washington, DC: report

A view of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, one day before the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 19, 2017. Noam Galai/WireImage Former President Trump is in talks with hotel companies to sell the rights to his DC hotel, sources told Axios. The hotel is located in the historic Old Post Office building, which Trump leases from the federal government. In 2017, the GSA said that the Trump Organization was paying $250,000 monthly in base rent. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Politics, Washington, Hotels, White House, Trends, Cnn, Gop, Washington Dc, Ted Cruz, General Services Administration, Ohio, Dc, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani

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 ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Business, Politics, News, US, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, Delta, San Diego, Goldman Sachs, Lausd, Morgan Stanley

CDC adds 6 destinations to ‘very high’ Covid-19 travel risk list, including the Bahamas

By Kristen Rogers and Marnie Hunter | CNN The Bahamas and Morocco are now among the highest-risk destinations for travelers, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s regularly revised travel advisories list. People should avoid traveling to locations designated with the “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” notice, the CDC recommends. Anyone who must travel should be fully vaccinated first, the agency advises. Six destinations moved to the Level 4 list on August 23: Bahamas Hai...
Tags: Travel, Business, Politics, News, Cdc, US, Los Angeles, Sport, World news, Things To Do, Soccer, Morocco, Paraguay, Serbia, Bulgaria, Tokyo

Human rights in Australia – some notes

I had discussed the problem of human rights in Australia here. Of course, my book and my ICC complaint have extensive discussion on the issue + this. Here’s some more information. This is a placeholder post, to inform public policy. Here’s a good article: EXTRACT More than half of respondents to our poll (58 […]
Tags: Travel, Politics, Australia

Further notes on civil disobedience

I had raised some basic issues here a few days ago. I found a few minutes to undertake some background research. Here are some findings. Above all, civil disobedience is entirely different to ordinary disobedience/ protest. The idea of civil disobedience has a long history including the work of Gandhi which preceded Henry David Thoreau’s […]
Tags: Travel, Politics, Philosophy, Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, Public Policy

​​Take a look at the 6-mile lines going into Canada, where drivers are waiting up to 7 hours to enter after the US travel ban lifted

Reuters US travelers drove to the Canadian border after it reopened to non-essential travelers on Monday. The boom in travel, as well as a union strike earlier in the week, caused wait times up to seven hours. Pictures from the scene show the traffic jams that spanned over 6 miles. See more stories on Insider's business page. US travelers are waiting as long as 7 hours to enter Canada, after border restrictions were lifted on Monday.Drivers began to line up outside the border to Canad...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Politics, News, Cars, US, Trends, Canada, Tourism, Vacation, Buffalo, Customs, Detroit, Trucking, Reuters, Buffalo New York

Florida plans to appeal judge's ruling allowing Norwegian Cruise Lines to check vaccination status of passengers

Norwegian Cruise Line Florida reportedly plans to appeal a judge's ruling allowing Norwegian Cruise Lines to check the vaccination status of its passengers. A judge in Miami issued a preliminary injunction in the case Sunday, siding with the cruise line. A Florida law prohibits businesses from asking customers about whether they've been vaccinated for COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. The state of Florida plans to appeal a judge's ruling allowing Norwe...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Politics, US, Trends, Miami, Marketwatch, Norwegian Cruise Line, Ron DeSantis, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, DeSantis, Kathleen Williams, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus

In a blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis, a judge ruled cruise giant Norwegian can require vaccine passports in Florida

Norwegian Cruise Line A judge ruled in favor of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in its fights against Florida's vaccine passport ban. The ruling is a blow to Gov. Ron DeSantis' efforts to ban vaccine passports in the state. Norwegian plans to resume operations August 15 with a fully vaccinated ship setting sail from Miami. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal judge ruled Sunday in favor of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH), allowing them to require passeng...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Politics, Science, US, Trends, Cruise, Williams, Miami, Vaccine, Cruise Lines, Ron DeSantis, Kathleen Williams, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, NCLH, Coronavirus

Britons in Mexico tell of dismay after country put on travel red list

Some holidaymakers found about the change when they reconnected to wifi at their arrival airportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish holidaymakers in Mexico have told of their dismay after the country was abruptly put on the government’s red list of travel destinations.The changes, which were announced on Wednesday night and will come into force at 4am on Sunday, mean that holidaymakers coming from Mexico and other red list countries and territories – including Geo...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Mexico, Americas, Georgia, UK News, Health policy, Reunion, Mayotte, Coronavirus

Is Australia ready for civil disobedience against public health terrorism?

As far as I know, there’s never been mass-scale civil disobedience in Australia. There’s no role model like Gandhi or Mandela to lead the people to protest bad laws. One of the reasons for not having had any major civil disobedience in Australia in the past is obvious: this country has been exceptionally well-managed and […]
Tags: Travel, Politics, Australia, Current Affairs, Gandhi

Rishi Sunak pushing Boris Johnson to relax travel rules

Chancellor urging rethink on border policy amid concerns UK is ‘out of step’ with international competitorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePressure is building on the prime minister to radically redraw restrictions on foreign travel next week, in time for the final weeks of the summer holidays.The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has made an unprecedented intervention before a crunch meeting on Thursday, writing to the prime minister to demand that the UK change its quarantin...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Politics, UK, England, France, Spain, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus

Why climate change education needs more empathy

As citizens of this planet, we remain at an impasse when it comes to drastically changing the course of our environmental futures. At the heart of this impasse is climate change and the future of human and more-than-human survival. And yet, a significant key to potentially resolving climate change revolves around how we communicate with and relate to others. Dismantling knowledge deficit models of education Advocacy for climate change justice must pivot away from an assumption that people simply...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Education, Climate Change, Empathy, Unesco, Education Reform, Social Sciences, Irish Times, Dolan, Science & Medicine, Online products, Earth & Life Sciences, Subtopics, Maggs

UK poised to end amber list quarantine for people vaccinated in US and EU

Ministers to discuss plans, with talks also to determine if they will apply to England only or all UK nationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePlans to significantly open up international travel are expected to be announced on Wednesday, with UK ministers poised to let people who have been fully vaccinated in the US and EU avoid quarantine if arriving from amber-list countries.The move would benefit millions of people by finally letting them be reunited with family and ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, UK, England, France, US, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Immigration and asylum, Foreign Policy

Great Barrier Reef won't be listed as an endangered site just yet

The Great Barrier Reef will not be listed as a world heritage site in danger after consideration by the World Heritage Committee. A proposal made by scientists at UNESCO earlier this year called on the committee to list the barrier reef as an endangered site, following degradation caused by climate change and human interference. During the 21-country World Heritage Committee meeting, it was decided that the reef will not be listed as endangered just yet, but the committee allowed room for future...
Tags: Politics, Design, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Unesco, Great Barrier Reef, Canberra, Bahrain, Cairns, Sussan Ley, World Heritage Committee, Reefs, Terri Butler, Budapest Madrid Sarajevo Oman Paris

Quarantine to remain for vaccinated UK travellers returning from France

Late change to Monday’s new Covid rules as strict conditions introduced on travel to BulgariaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDouble-vaccinated travellers returning from France will still be forced to quarantine next week after ministers made a last-minute change to rules due to come into force from Monday.Earlier this week, ministers considered placing France on the red list amid concerns about the prevalence of the Beta variant, first identified in South Africa, acro...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Politics, UK, France, Travel & leisure, UK News, South Africa, Transport, Bulgaria, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus

Shapps confirms no quarantine for fully vaccinated amber list returnees in England

New rules to come into effect from 19 July potentially opening up many tourist hotspots to English holidaymakersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHolidaymakers from England travelling to amber list countries will not have to quarantine on return if they are fully vaccinated, the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced.The rule change, which will take effect from 19 July, could open up swathes of European tourist destinations such as France, Spain, Portugal and ...
Tags: Travel, Business, Politics, England, Greece, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Air transport, Transport, Transport policy, Grant Shapps, England Continue, France Spain Portugal, Coronavirus

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