July 2, 2022

Here’s why extreme cold is disastrous for air travel

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By Alex Davies   From Business Insider Extreme cold in the Midwest and Northeast has led airlines to cancel more than 6,000 U.S. flights over the past two days, Commercial planes are no strangers to extreme cold. Above 37,000 feet, the air is far colder than it is on the ground. Low temperatures on their own […]

US politician files million dollar lawsuit for “Caribbean hex”

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From Caribbean360 The losing candidate says her opponent targeted her East Harlem building as the canvas for a five-storey image of a bodiless rooster atop wooden poles. NEW YORK, United States, Monday January 6, 2014, CMC – A politician who lost the New York Democratic Primary elections to the front-runner for the City Council speaker […]

Barbados students battle bullies’ detrimental impact in poster contest

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Youngsters create artwork for UNICEF co-sponsored competition The attached poster by Lesleyann Downer, 14 of the Springer Memorial Secondary School on Barbados, won first place honors in the “Stop Bullying in Our Schools” poster competition. Primary and secondary school students in Barbados successfully stood up to bullies and discouraged abuse among their peers by participating […]

US-based Caribbean newspaper names its ‘Caribbean People of the Year’

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From Jamaica Observer NEW YORK (CMC) – A Caribbean publication here has named several Caribbean personalities, including calypso legend the Mighty Sparrow, pop-singing super star Rihanna, winner of The Voice reality show, Tessane Chin and the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, among its ‘Caribbean People of the Year’. The Brooklyn-based weekly newspaper, ‘Caribbean People’, owned […]

Qunar mobile air ticket bookings exceed 60,000 in a day

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Company also named top ticket booking app by downloads and usage BEIJING, Jan 03, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) — Qunar Cayman Islands Limited QUNR +3.92% (“Qunar” or the “Company”), China’s leading search-based travel commerce platform, today announced that it achieved a single-day record for air ticket bookings, with more than 60,000 over the New […]

US north-east snow storm causes travel chaos

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From BBC Fire crew’s hose spray freezes in US winter weather A winter storm has caused travel chaos in the north-eastern US, bringing up to two feet (60cm) of snow to some places. Some 2,300 flights were cancelled as the storm approached, with hundreds more to be affected on Friday. New York’s JFK airport closed […]