A heavy winter storm is expected to bear down on Atlanta just days before the Super Bowl – the NFL's showpiece event – which will see the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. READ MORE: ‘Another reason not to watch’: NFL fans split over Super Bowl debut for male cheerleaders The Georgia capital will host the NFL championship game on Sunday, with thousands of fans starting to pour into the city, which is feared to be shut down because of the snowstorm. The National Weather Service predicted that the Super Bowl city may get up to two inches of snow on Tuesday, along with icy wind, cold temperature and black ice on the roads. About 170 flights from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were canceled on Tuesday in anticipation of the snowstorm. “Temperatures are going to plummet,” Georgia governor Brian Kent said at a Monday news conference. “It’s very similar to … [Read more...] about Snowstorm threatens to take over Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl
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Dan Wolken USA TODAY Published 6:24 AM EST Jan 29, 2019 ATLANTA — More than any other singular reason, the world’s biggest annual sporting event is here this week because of a sparkling new stadium and a city that was willing to generate hundreds of millions of tax dollars to help pay for it. And Mercedes-Benz Stadium is indeed an architectural marvel with its distinct angular panels on the outside, a roof that opens and closes like an oculus and a one-of-a-kind, 360-degree wraparound scoreboard. Visually striking and functional, it will eventually host every major national event from the Final Four next year to likely the World Cup in 2026. “It’s the finest sports and entertainment facility in the world,” said Dan Corso, president of the Atlanta Sports Council. In the same breath, the venue that will host the 53rd Super Bowl is also a monument to Atlanta’s unique proclivity for building new stadiums at great public … [Read more...] about Super Bowl: Atlanta’s stadiums can draw big events but at what cost?
prev next prev next (ANSAmed) - DUBAI, JANUARY 28 - Dubai International airport (DXB) has retained its title as the world's busiest airport for international travel, with 89 million passengers in 2018, according to Dubai Airports. The world's busiest airport in general is Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, Georgia. DXB took over the title of world's busiest from London's Heathrow in 2014 and has held it ever since. Seventy-five international airlines operate out of DXB in the United Arab Emirates, making it a key hub for worldwide east-west travel.(ANSAmed). … [Read more...] about Dubai remains world’s busiest international airport
Associated Press Published 8:32 AM EST Jan 28, 2019 Dubai International Airport says it remains the world’s busiest for international travel. The airport said on Monday that it welcomed over 89 million passengers in 2018. That’s compared to the hub seeing about 88.2 million passengers in 2017. Dubai International Airport first surpassed London's Heathrow Airport as the world’s busiest airport for international traffic in 2014. It has maintained the title ever since, with some 75 airlines flying into the main airport for this skyscraper-studded city, a gateway for East-West travel. The airport is also home to the long-haul carrier Emirates. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia remains the world’s busiest airport overall. … [Read more...] about Dubai is busiest international airport yet again
Bug-laden planes are often blamed from making travellers ill, but a new study suggests that the germs may actually be closer to the ground. Tests on plastic luggage trays at airport security found that half were harbouring at least one respiratory disease such as the common cold or influenza. The communal trays, which often contain shoes and belts which are touched frequently but rarely washed, as well as detritus from pockets such as used tissues, were found to have more germs than even toilet areas. The study was carried out by a team of experts from the University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare who swabbed a variety of surfaces at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Finland during the winter of 2016 to find out how pandemics might spread. Researchers say trays may be particularly bad for transferring disease because they are used by several hundred people a day, are non-porous which helps the viruses survive longer, and are ‘typically seized … [Read more...] about Why going through security at airports could make you ill