How coronavirus has affected the UK's biggest airlines in the last month: Flybe: Europe's largest regional airline collapsed on March 5 after months on the brink, triggering 2,400 job losses and left around 15,000 passengers stranded across the UK and Europe. Flybe's owners, a consortium including Virgin Atlantic, the Stobart Group and hedge fund firm Cyrus Capital, blamed coronavirus for hastening the ailing airline's collapse. Flybe operated up to 50 UK routes, accounting for 40 per cent of all domestic flights, and was used by 9.5million passengers a year. … [Read more...] about Compulsory facemasks and a new safety video: On board Wizz Air as it becomes first carrier to resume overseas flights to Romania, Hungary, Portugal, and Spain from Luton and Gatwick
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Swan’s big “insider guy” energy seemed to help this time around. To me, the whole interview felt a little bit like being a fly on the wall in the kind of “on background” conversations journalists have all the time with sources. Swan is not a TV host, so his delivery was sort of ambling and chatty, which seemed to help. He pushed back, but he also got on Trump’s level and gave the president all the rope he needed. … [Read more...] about Who is Jonathan Swan, the reporter who grilled Trump? And what do kangaroos have to do with it?
White mothers do their own kids of color no favors by claiming colorblindness. But my father did not mention such racial matters either. There is a phrase in Japan, “ba no kuuki wo yomu”, which means “to read the air”. It is an unspoken practice of sensing a person’s feelings, or a situation, without words. Decades later, when I had my own kids, my mother would tell me that she and my father watched a documentary together, early in their marriage, about the internment of Japanese Americans. It ended, and they sat there in silence. Neither knew how to talk to the other about racism, much less their own kids. Uncomfortable facts fluttered in the atmosphere, never to be addressed. … [Read more...] about Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later
“Over the coming decade we will see emerging offshore wind markets like Japan, Korea and Vietnam move to full deployment, and see the first offshore turbines installed in a number of new countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa,” Backwell added. … [Read more...] about China poised to power huge growth in global offshore wind energy
Fauci called the fast-track "record time," as experts will have results from the final trial phase in a few months. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus vaccine hopes as US firm Novavax says trial drug has produced ‘high-levels’ of COVID-beating antibodies