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9 affordable 'covid compatible interests' to actually enjoy yourself more during the pandemic

Jordan Siemens / Getty Images Six months into the coronavirus pandemic in the US, the pandemic had radically altered how people nejoy themselves.  In a recent Bloomberg opinion article, George Mason economist Tyler Cowen suggested that a key to feeling happier during the time might be to spend money in "covid-compatible interests" like perhaps buying more books and tipping better when you eat out. Business Insider has put together a list of nine affordable things you could do to treat you...
Tags: Amazon, Camping, California, Washington Post, France, Life, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, Meditation, Mental Health, Maine, Paris, Exercise, Roy

End "qualified immunity" for police (and the TSA)

["Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Lauderdale County Courthouse, Meridian, MS)] In early March, shortly before returning home to San Francisco where I've been "sheltering in place", I took a week-long road trip along portions of the Civil Rights Trail from New Orleans through and Mississippi to Memphis. This was largely terra incognita for me. My family lived near Houston -- then as now the largest city (and with the largest African-American population) in the South -- fr...
Tags: Travel, New York, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Massachusetts, America, San Francisco, Nasa, Mit, Selma, House, New York Times, House Of Representatives, New Orleans

25 Favorite Things to Do in Raleigh, NC (Our Locals Guide)

Okay, so this post has been a long time coming – like 14 years coming! Not sure why it’s taken us awhile to write a post on our favorite things to do in Raleigh, NC, but here it is. Walking across Boylan Bridge overlooking downtown Raleigh Long time readers will know we discovered our soul home here in Raleigh in 2004 after randomly being placed to teach at a school near here with an international teaching program called Participate Learning. Since then, we’ve fought long and hard...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, Obama, Australia, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Michael Jordan, North America, Usa Today, North Carolina, Green Cards, ANN, Craig

AIDA Cruises pushes back planned restart, will not sail until November

German cruise line AIDA Cruises, a subsidiary of cruise giant Carnival Corp., has pushed back its restart date to Nov. 1.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Usa Today, Carnival Corp

British cruise line Cunard won't sail until spring 2021, with some cruises canceled into May

British cruise line Cunard, a subsidiary of Carnival Corp., has extended its pause in operations until spring 2021 with some sailings canceled into May.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Usa Today, Cunard, Carnival Corp

Unpacking US law and practice on extraterritorial mass surveillance in light of Schrems II 

By Arindrajit Basu On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the US-EU Privacy Shield that facilitated cross-border data transfers between the two jurisdictions. The decision, colloquially called Schrems II, was based partly on the absence of a clear legal framework in the USA which adequately protects the personal data of non-US citizens from surveillance by US intelligence agencies. In December 2019, I had written a paper for the NUJS Law Review titled ’, part ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Usa, UK, News, Privacy, Congress, Snowden, Nsa, India, US, Barack Obama, Eu, Reagan, European Union, Surveillance

18 Fantastic Things To Do In North Florida (escape the typical crowds)

Leave behind the well-known Florida destinations and head to a quieter, more rural experience in Natural North Florida. One where your bliss is kayaking down meandering rivers, cooling off in refreshing luminous-blue natural springs, and catching your own scallops off the Gulf coastline. Scalloping in Steinhatchee In the era of concern for health and safety in quieter locations, these are the places in Florida your family can feel safe and comfortable traveling through! When y...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Usa, Hollywood, US, Georgia, Charles, North America, Usa Today, Gulf of Mexico, Jacksonville, South, Destinations, Hemingway, Key West, Gulf

MSC Cruises says family denied reboarding after they broke COVID-19 'social bubble'

MSC Cruises cracked down on passengers who broke newly implemented health and safety protocols during a shore excursion.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Diamond Princess cruise ship, which had early COVID-19 outbreak, will sail in South America, Antarctica in 2021, 2022

Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess, which experienced an early coronavirus outbreak, will sail in South America and Antarctica starting in fall 2021.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Antarctica, South America, Usa Today, Diamond Princess, South America Antarctica

These cruise ships won't make their debut until 2021 in wake of COVID-19

With the cruise industry idle until late summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, new ships from Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Virgin will sail in 2021.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Virgin, Usa Today, Carnival Royal Caribbean

Carnival's Costa Cruises to resume sailing from Italy in September amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Italian government has given permission for cruising to start up again during the coronavirus pandemic, so Costa will sail again in September.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Italy, Usa Today

Exclusive: Cruise industry extends sailing suspension past CDC 'no-sail' order, until Oct. 31

The cruise industry voluntarily extended its pause on operations in U.S. waters until "at least" Oct. 31.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Cdc, Usa Today

53 from Hurtigruten ship test positive for COVID-19; SeaDream passengers, crew all negative

53 people from two Hurtigruten cruises have tested positive. Meanwhile, SeaDream passengers and crew from have all tested negative.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Usa Today, Hurtigruten

COVID-19: SeaDream joins other cruise lines impacted by virus after resuming sailing

Passengers and crew on board the SeaDream I are quarantined on board after a passenger from a previous voyage tested positive for COVID-19.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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'No apparent social distancing': NYC river cruise stopped, arrests made over illegal party

Authorities shut down an illegal party on a New York City cruise ship over the weekend for multiple violations, including a lack of social distancing.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York City, Usa Today

36 crew infected on Hurtigruten ship: Passengers disembarked, potentially exposing communities

Thirty-six crew members have tested positive for COVID-19 onboard Hurtigruten's MS Roald Amundsen, the first to sail internationally since the pandemic began.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Usa Today, Roald Amundsen

Cruise passengers struggle refunds amid the pandemic; federal agency report recommends changes

A Federal Maritime Commission report is recommending amended regulations related to cruise lines' refund policies.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Usa Today, Federal Maritime Commission

Carnival Corp. is shedding 15 ships across its fleets: Here's what it means for cruisers

Some companies, including cruise giant Carnival Corp., have announced they are making reductions to their fleets. Here's what that means for cruisers.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Usa Today, Carnival Corp

Ten AIDA cruise crew members test positive for COVID-19; ships will still sail in August

Ten crew members on two AIDA Cruises ships tested positive for COVID-19, but the ships are expected to depart on schedule.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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CDC seeking public input on cruising's restart before its 'no-sail' order lifts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put out a request for public input related to the restart of cruising.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Cdc, Usa Today, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Princess Cruises cancels cruises through Dec. 15, months beyond CDC's 'no-sail order'

Princess Cruises has canceled sailings across the globe through Dec. 15 with one exception: Australia operations will resume Nov. 1.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Australia, Cdc, Usa Today

Cats in quarantine film festival

I have spent the majority of my time in lockdown cooing, petting, squeezing, and generally gushing over the almost painful cuteness of my three cats, much to their irritation. I mean, what else am I supposed to do during lockdown? Which is why I am thoroughly on board with a film festival dedicated to home movies of cats in quarantining, the proceeds from which will go to independent theaters that have shuttered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This oddball film festival is the brainchi...
Tags: Travel, Japan, House, Usa Today, Oliver, Isabella, All, Smithsonian Magazine, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Film Festival, Row House, Studio Ghibli Museum, Cat Film Festival, Cats In Quarantine, Quarantine Cat Festival, Quarantine Film Festival

Sports announcer commentating life

In the absence of sporting events, the announcers, who live for the thrill of commenting on live games, are left with the unquenchable urge to call something, so this rugby announcer turned to the most obvious alternative — everyday life. Nick Heath, a rugby announcer from London, is spending his lockdown days providing color commentary for the mundane events of everyday life. Using only his phone, Heath recorded himself doing play-by-plays of a range of everyday activities, from people shopp...
Tags: Travel, London, Sports, Usa Today, All, Heath, Nick Heath, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sports Commentary, Sports Commentator, KSlEbQezox Nick Heath

'We do a lot of crying': American couple in quarantine for coronavirus separated in Japan, US

It seemed like a dream vacation: Six months around Asia and Australia, including a stint on Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess. Then came coronavirus.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Asia, Usa, Australia, Usa Today, Japan US

Coronavirus: Some Diamond Princess crew members to be quarantined in Japan; World Dream to dry dock

All guests have disembarked from Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess. Fewer than 500 crew members are on board, and some will be quarantined on land.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Japan, Usa, Usa Today

Coronavirus still wreaking havoc on lives of Westerdam passengers despite no cases on ship

Passengers of Holland America's MS Westerdam are still being affected by the coronavirus case on the ship that turned out to be negative.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Usa Today, Holland America, Westerdam

Third Diamond Princess passenger, 80-year-old Japanese man, dies after coronavirus quarantine

A third passenger who had been on board Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess, the ship quarantined for coronavirus, has died.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Westerdam cruise ship passenger now negative for coronavirus

The World Health Organization said new tests for an 83-year-old woman who tested positive for coronavirus now indicate the "virus was cleared."          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, World Health Organization, Usa Today

Two groups of US Diamond Princess passengers, two disparate experiences: 'I feel ill-used by my country'

Two groups of American travelers who were stuck on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship due to a coronavirus quarantine are now in limbo.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Usa Today, US Diamond Princess

CDC: Re-test confirms Westerdam cruise ship passenger 'never had coronavirus'

After Holland America's MS Westerdam disembarked, a passenger tested positive for coronavirus. Following a re-test, the CDC says she never had it.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Travel, Usa, Cdc, Usa Today, Holland America

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