Travel guide charge – We Are Africa http://we-are-africa.org/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 02:35:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://we-are-africa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Travel guide charge – We Are Africa http://we-are-africa.org/ 32 32 Civil lawsuits against Trump seek damages for January 6 attack https://we-are-africa.org/civil-lawsuits-against-trump-seek-damages-for-january-6-attack/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 19:15:00 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/civil-lawsuits-against-trump-seek-damages-for-january-6-attack/ WASHINGTON – Members of Congress, police and government watchdogs argued in federal court Monday that Donald J. Trump was responsible for significant financial damage for his role in inspiring the January 6 attack against Congress, by initiating a series of civil lawsuits against the former president amid growing frustration that he faced no punishment for […]]]>

WASHINGTON – Members of Congress, police and government watchdogs argued in federal court Monday that Donald J. Trump was responsible for significant financial damage for his role in inspiring the January 6 attack against Congress, by initiating a series of civil lawsuits against the former president amid growing frustration that he faced no punishment for the riot.

For nearly five hours in U.S. District Court for Washington, lawyers made their case against Mr. Trump, saying he deserved to be held accountable for setting a violent crowd on fire, despite protections generally broad in matters of immunity for the speech and actions of a president. during his tenure.

“Sir. Trump sent the crowd he gathered,” said Joseph Sellers, counsel for a group of House Democrats including Representatives Barbara Lee of California, Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey and Hank Johnson. from Georgia. “After seeing that they were breaking into the Capitol, instead of trying to calm them down, he retweeted his inflammatory remarks from the rally before.”

In a hearing to see whether the lawsuits can go ahead, Judge Amit P. Mehta focused on why Mr. Trump failed to act faster to quash the crowd. He asked Mr Trump’s lawyers if the president’s slowness in response was proof that he was okay with the siege after he told the crowd to ‘fight like hell’ and march to the Capitol.

“You have a period of almost two hours during which the president does not use Twitter or any other type of communication and says, ‘Stop. Get out of the Capitol, ”the judge said, adding,“ If my words were misinterpreted and led to violence, wouldn’t a reasonable person whose words were misinterpreted come out and say, ‘Wait a minute. Stop’?”

Mr Trump’s attorney, Jesse R. Binnall, argued the lawsuits should be dismissed because his crowd-igniting remarks were protected by presidential immunity and his First Amendment right to free speech. He claimed that Mr. Trump told the crowd to march “peacefully and patriotically” on Capitol Hill.

“These cases should be closed because they should never have been brought in the first place,” said Mr Binnall. “The complaints themselves lack any legal basis. Instead, they are full of propaganda intended to achieve a political rather than a legal objective. “

Judge Mehta also filed a lawsuit against the organizers of the murderous 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., Noting that the allegations against white nationalist Richard Spencer and other defendants included incitement to violence and then his inability to stop it. Jurors in the case have held organizers liable under state law for injuries inflicted on counter-protesters, awarding more than $ 25 million in damages.

But Judge Mehta wrestled openly on Monday with the constitutional questions of trying to hold a president accountable in civil courts. He noted that presidents could only be criminally prosecuted after leaving office, but said the Supreme Court had granted “even broader” immunity protections from civil prosecution.

“It is not an easy matter,” said the judge. “I have struggled with a lot of these issues because they raise so many important constitutional questions. “

The House Democrats’ trial accuses Mr. Trump, his personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani and two militia groups, the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, of plotting to incite violence on January 6. (Representative Bennie Thompson, Democrat of Mississippi, had been a plaintiff in the lawsuit but withdrew after being appointed chairman of the House committee investigating the attack.)

A second complaint has been filed by Representative Eric Swalwell, Democrat of California, against Mr. Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., Mr. Giuliani and Rep. Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama, accusing them of inciting violence a crowd.

A third was filed by two Capitol Hill police officers who argued Mr. Trump was responsible for the physical and emotional injuries they suffered as a result of the day’s events.

Mr Brooks, who wore a bulletproof vest on stage at a rally leading up to the violence as he told the crowd to “start taking names and kicking your ass”, pictured at the Monday’s hearing after the Justice Department refused to do so. He argued that his own efforts to undermine the 2020 election were no different from the tactics used by Democrats, who opposed previous presidential certifications.

“It was not to make people attack the Capitol,” he said of his speech.

The lawsuits are an effort to subject Mr. Trump to some sort of liability a year after the attack.

By a vote of 43 to 57 last year, the Senate acquitted Mr. Trump of incitement to insurgency, falling short of the two-thirds needed to convict him.

After voting to acquit him, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, appeared to take legal action against Mr. Trump, saying he was “practically and morally responsible” for the violence and could still be “responsible for anything. which he did while in prison. function as an ordinary citizen.

To date, Mr. Trump has not been the subject of any subpoena from the Justice Department or the House committee investigating the Capitol Riot.

Alan Rozenshtein, a former Justice Department official who teaches at the University of Minnesota Law School, said he disagreed with Mr. Trump’s attorney’s claim according to which there was virtually no situation in which a president could be sued. But he also said lawyers for the plaintiffs may not have convincingly argued that presidential immunity does not apply in this particular case.

“This is a difficult case – this is my result,” Rozenshtein said.

The arguments came after four police officers injured in the attack filed three separate federal lawsuits last week to hold Mr. Trump accountable for the violence.

The latest, filed by Capitol Police Officer Briana Kirkland, says she left the Capitol on January 6 “covered in chemical spray, in blood, with a traumatic brain injury that would cost her a year of her personal life. and occupational, and physical and personal injuries that will be with it indefinitely.

Further lawsuits were filed by Officer Marcus Moore, a 10-year Capitol Police veteran who invokes the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, and two Washington policemen, Bobby Tabron and DeDivine K. Carter, who have been attacked outside the Capitol in an area officers now call the “Tunnel of Death.”

The lawsuits bring to at least seven the number of people filed against Mr. Trump by people who were on Capitol Hill during the attack.

Katie benner contributed reports.

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Death toll rises to 10 after rock wall fell on boaters in Brazilian lake: NPR https://we-are-africa.org/death-toll-rises-to-10-after-rock-wall-fell-on-boaters-in-brazilian-lake-npr/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 00:13:00 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/death-toll-rises-to-10-after-rock-wall-fell-on-boaters-in-brazilian-lake-npr/ A boat sails on the Furnas Reservoir on Sunday after a massive slab of rock detached itself from a cliff and tipped over on boaters on Saturday, killing at least 10 people near the city of Capitolio, Brazil. Igor do Vale / AP hide caption toggle legend Igor do Vale / AP A boat sails […]]]>

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BRASILIA, Brazil – The death toll in an accident in which a slab of cliff spilled onto boaters on a Brazilian lake has risen to 10, police said on Sunday. Authorities worked to identify the dead and divers searched the lake in case there were more casualties.

Police chief Marcos Pimenta said it was possible that some people were missing after Saturday’s crash in Minas Gerais state. At least 32 people were injured, although most were released from hospitals on Saturday evening.

The accident occurred between the towns of Sao José da Barra and Capitolio, from where the boats had departed. Video footage showed a gathering of small boats moving slowly near the sheer rocky cliff of Furnas Lake when a crack appeared in the rock and a huge chunk spilled onto several of the ships.

A tourist boat sails through a canyon in Furnas Lake, near the city of Capitolio, Brazil, on September 2, 2021. A huge rock slab broke off the canyon wall on Saturday and overturned on boaters, killing at least six people and injuring dozens in the popular tourist destination of Minas Gerais state.

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The bodies were taken to the town of Passos, where coroners worked to identify them. The job was difficult due to the rock’s “high energy impact” on boaters, regional civilian police official Marcos Pimenta said. He said one of the victims was identified as Júlio Borges Antunes, 68.

Furnas Lake, which was created in 1958 for the installation of a hydroelectric power station, is a popular tourist attraction in the region located about 420 kilometers (260 miles) north of Sao Paulo.

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Officials have suggested the wall that came loose may have been linked to recent heavy rains that caused flooding across the state and forced nearly 17,000 people to leave their homes.

The head of the applied geology division of the Brazilian geological service, Tiago Antonelli, said the cliff face is subject to centuries of erosion and sensitive to rain, heat and cold.

“It is normal that this happens in many canyons, even with rocks of this size. But nowadays, with the intensification of tourism, people are starting to get closer to these places and to record these phenomena with their cell phones, ”said Antonelli.

Joana Sánchez, professor of geology at the Federal University of Goiás, said authorities should have checked the site to avoid accidents, especially during the rainy season. The boats should have been kept at least one kilometer (0.6 mile) from the waterfall where the crash occurred, she said.

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Best New Automotive Technology from GM, BMW, Hyundai, Fisker https://we-are-africa.org/best-new-automotive-technology-from-gm-bmw-hyundai-fisker/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 13:01:12 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/best-new-automotive-technology-from-gm-bmw-hyundai-fisker/ Automotive technology became a big story at the annual Consumer Electronics Show – and CES 2022 was no exception. Even with the crowds smaller due to pandemic fears and travel restrictions, the future of transportation has been revealed at this year’s show, as well as virtually for those who attend virtually, and you don’t need […]]]>
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How to fast travel in Forza Horizon 5 https://we-are-africa.org/how-to-fast-travel-in-forza-horizon-5/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 19:55:29 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/how-to-fast-travel-in-forza-horizon-5/ We understood. You want to go fast – that’s one of the reasons you play Forza Horizon 5 in the first place. At 100, 200, even 300 miles per hour, you can traverse the scenic Mexican landscape. But sometimes that is still not enough to get you to your next race as fast as you […]]]>

We understood. You want to go fast – that’s one of the reasons you play Forza Horizon 5 in the first place. At 100, 200, even 300 miles per hour, you can traverse the scenic Mexican landscape. But sometimes that is still not enough to get you to your next race as fast as you would like. This is where fast travel comes in. This functionality is limited at first, but before long you can teleport to virtually any location on the map in an instant. We will show you how in this guide Forza Horizon 5 Fast travel.

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How to fast travel in Forza Horizon 5

When you start your journey in Forza Horizon 5, rapid movements are very limited. On the map are houses that you can buy with credits earned through shopping and various other activities, with prizes ranging from a few hundred thousand to several million credits. Every home you buy becomes a fast travel node. You can designate a house as your “home” when visiting it and it will be a fast and free travel destination. The rest initially costs 10,000 credits each time you teleport to another house, a hefty price tag at the start of Forza.

Open your map and hover your cursor over one of your houses. Select it and a pop-up window will tell you the price of the fast trip and ask you to confirm. Say yes, and you’ll be whisked away to begin your journey from your destination.

How to unlock a fast ride to any road

A cinematic view of the Forza Horizon 5 player arriving at the Buenas Vistas house.

There are only a handful of houses, and the map of Forza Horizon 5 is huge. Wouldn’t it be better if you could instantly teleport to any road? The good news is, you can. Buying the Buenas Vistas house comes with a quick trip anywhere, but it does require investing a little time and a lot of credit.

First of all, you need to focus on the shipments. These are the greatest racing adventures that are unlocked as you progress through the game. There are five groups of Expeditions. Completing the first entry in a group unlocks houses and other miscellaneous destinations in a region. The Buenas Vistas House is available once the Guanajuato Expedition is complete.

Unlocking the Buenas Vistas house is the easy part. Now you have to pay for the place. With 2 million credits, this is one of the most expensive properties in Forza Horizon 5. Plan to complete lots of races and make sure to use your wheels every time you level up. It will take some time, but the extensive fast travel is well worth the cost.

I’m broke!

The map in Forza Horizon 5, with Buenas Vistas time selected

Now that you’ve spent all your money, fast traveling at 10,000 credits per pop can be a luxury you can’t afford (that’s Forza’s avocado toast). But there is a way to get it at a reduced price and possibly for free. This is where fast travel boards come in.

Fast Travel Signs are large rectangular signs scattered across Mexico. Each time you run over one, it permanently reduces the cost of Fast Moves by 200 credits. There are 50 in total, so you have to destroy them all if you want to travel fast and at no cost. Keep an eye out for the lightning bolt symbol on your map as you drive and take the time to look for them. Do it and you are finally free to travel the country.

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Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Cruise – 13 Things to Know https://we-are-africa.org/beginners-guide-to-planning-a-cruise-13-things-to-know/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 18:37:47 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/beginners-guide-to-planning-a-cruise-13-things-to-know/ Cruising has become increasingly popular, with modern ships offering a host of amenities and activities, as well as major port destinations around the world. To a novice cruiser, all of the choices and options can seem somewhat overwhelming. Cruise lines provide a wealth of information, but it doesn’t hurt to get help from a travel […]]]>

Cruising has become increasingly popular, with modern ships offering a host of amenities and activities, as well as major port destinations around the world.

To a novice cruiser, all of the choices and options can seem somewhat overwhelming. Cruise lines provide a wealth of information, but it doesn’t hurt to get help from a travel agent (for free), especially for the first time.

Whether it’s deciding where to go, which cruise line, or which itinerary to choose, there are a few key things to plan for to get the most out of your first cruise vacation.

Here are 13 things to consider when planning a first cruise.

Budget

It’s always a good idea to create a budget when traveling. For the cruise, the fare and flights will often be the most important items in your budget.

Unlike hotels, cruise prices are quoted per person (assuming double occupancy), and children often pay the same as adults. A seven-day cruise can cost around $ 100 per day per person during peak season, but this can vary widely depending on the itinerary, cruise line, and cabin type.

Prices tend to be higher during major holidays and spring break, so booking out of season, such as in November, can save you money. There are also a number of 2-4 day Bahamas cruises that give customers a taste of the cruise at a lower price.

Destination

Many novice cruise passengers start with the popular Caribbean routes, served by many newer ships, especially for 7-day crossings. A southern destination can be a great option for an inaugural cruise, especially for those who can easily get to central cruise ports like Miami or Port Canaveral.

Others want to see the glaciers and wilderness of Alaska, learn about the history of Greece and the southern Mediterranean, or maybe a transatlantic trip. The options are endless with the cruise.

Cruise selection

With a general budget and a destination in mind, choosing a cruise line and a specific itinerary is next on the bucket list, before finalizing a reservation.

Major cruise lines offer a number of similar activities and amenities on their new mega-ships, and cruise lines pay more for these bells and whistles. Water parks, tons of restaurants and bars, live musicals and shows attract multigenerational cruisers.

Some cruise lines are better suited for families like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Disney, while others like Celebrity and Virgin cater to adults. Port preferences, budget, ship, and schedule will help finalize the best option for you to choose.

Room type

Cabin types normally fall into four main categories: interior rooms (no view or window), ocean view (window), balcony, and suites. Cruise ship cabins may seem small, but most do a good job providing major equipment and storage.

For those who spend little time in their bedroom, an inside cabin can be a money saver. Some appreciate the extra space and peace of a balcony. One more step is a sequel, with even more floor space and perks, but a higher cost, which may not appeal to new cruisers.

Transport

Another major cost of the cruise is transportation before and after the cruise. Access to the cruise port, including flights, hotels, and before / after transfers, should all be included in the planning process.

Some hotels offer transportation to ports, while many choose to park at departure ports for convenience. If you are renting a car, book early. And, because air travel can be unpredictable, flying at least the day before is recommended to minimize stress.

Excursions

Port tours are a fantastic part of the cruise, arriving at a new location every day or so. Cruises offer many excursions based on a variety of preferences. A day at the beach, snorkeling or sightseeing, there will be plenty to do.

Many people book their tours through the cruise line. This is peace of mind as they don’t have to worry about getting back to the ship on time, but it can be more expensive.

In some ports it’s easy to get off and do your own thing or book locally. If you are using a third-party provider, be sure to do your research and pay attention to tour times and costs.

Food

Many restaurants are included in the price of the cruise. The iconic main dining rooms cater for a variety of meals, in addition to buffets, and casual restaurants that serve pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and ice cream. No one is hungry on a cruise.

There is a trend of upselling cruisers with specialty restaurants such as sushi or a steakhouse. It can be fun to try, but it comes at an additional cost. Also, keep in mind that you will have the opportunity to eat at the port and it might be more fun to try some authentic local cuisine.

Drinks

Most cruise lines provide water, juice, tea, and coffee, but you can expect to pay extra for alcohol, soft drinks, specialty coffee, and water in bottle. There are different options for drink packages.

Take into account how much you normally drink and the cost of the packages. Soft drinks can be quite expensive, averaging around $ 3 per can, beer $ 6-9, wine and cocktails can easily cost $ 10.

the Internet

Unfortunately, most of the time there is an extra charge (per person) for wi-fi. For some, this is not a problem, and they find free access in the ports, sufficient to check in with family or post a few photos on social networks.

But remember that even if your cell phone plan offers coverage in a foreign country like Mexico, you won’t have coverage in the middle of the ocean and more often than not you can’t buy wi-fi. per day.

Additional elements

Tips are added to the bill on board at a cost of approximately $ 15 per day per person, even more for suites. This is separate from any tip to an excellent room attendant or particularly attentive waiter.

Cruise lines also offer additional photo packages and spa services. Many of these can be booked in advance, but with the casino they can add up.

Requirements to navigate

Each cruise line will provide information on what is needed to navigate, along with acceptable identification. And while some cruise itineraries don’t require a passport, they’re required to fly if for some reason you miss a port departure.

Currently, there are covid-19 tests and vaccine requirements that can change quickly. Plan the best you can in advance, reserving what is needed and checking cruise policies often.

Travel insurance

You never know when you’ll need insurance until you do. Whether it’s an accident abroad or a missed departure due to canceled flights, it’s good to have medical insurance, trip interruption, and cancellation.

Cruise lines as well as the main insurance companies offer several products.

Prepare to leave

When packing for a cruise, it’s a good idea to look at the cruise lines’ suggestions as well as their list of prohibited items. There are certain limits on the type and amount of alcohol and food that can be taken on board. Most carry a limited amount of wine and bottled water.

Make sure you take carry-on baggage along with your valuables and required transportation documents or whatever else you need until your baggage is delivered to your statement. Before setting sail, turn off cellular data to avoid unforeseen charges from your cell phone provider.

By the time of your cruise, most of your expenses will already be paid for, but it’s helpful to bring cash for tips and port visits.

And finally, enjoy your first cruise.

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Guide to airline policies as travelers fly https://we-are-africa.org/guide-to-airline-policies-as-travelers-fly/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 06:11:27 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/guide-to-airline-policies-as-travelers-fly/ JetBlue Airways removal of cancellation and change fees, with the exception of Blue Basic tickets, which will charge $ 100 or $ 200, depending on the itinerary. Price differences apply. Travel credits issued between February 27 and June 30, 2020 for flight purchases remain valid for 24 months from the date of issue. Others are […]]]>


JetBlue Airways removal of cancellation and change fees, with the exception of Blue Basic tickets, which will charge $ 100 or $ 200, depending on the itinerary. Price differences apply. Travel credits issued between February 27 and June 30, 2020 for flight purchases remain valid for 24 months from the date of issue. Others are valid for 12 months. Customers with credits must use the funds before expiration; however, they can book any available flight within the airline’s schedule, even those beyond the expiration date. The airline offers full beverage service, as well as food and alcohol for purchase.

Baggage fees ($ 35 for the first bag, $ 45 for the second) are charged to Blue Basic, Blue, and Blue Extra customers unless they have Elite status or a co-branded credit card. Blue Basic ticket holders are only entitled to one personal item, to be placed under the seat in front of them. Traditional carry-on baggage is not permitted and must be checked in at the counter at normal baggage rates, unless the passenger has Elite status, is traveling to or from London, or is combining a Blue Basic fare with an Even seat More Space (on all flight paths, if connected). More details here.

Southwest Airlines allows passengers who cancel their flight at least 10 minutes before scheduled departure to receive a full refund for refundable tickets. For non-refundable tickets, a customer will receive a travel credit for the full fare, valid for up to one year from the date of issue of the original ticket.

Each customer is entitled to two pieces of checked baggage free of charge, although size and weight limits apply. The airline offers non-alcoholic beverage service on flights over 250 miles. The service of alcoholic drinks remains suspended. More details here.

Spirit Airlines has no charge for changes made up to 60 days prior to departure, then charges progressively closer to the date of departure. (Maximum charge is $ 99, for changes made within two days of departure.)

The airline offers food and drink for purchase. Menus have been removed from airplanes but are available on mobile devices. Baggage charges are based on the itinerary. More details here.

United eliminated change fees for many tickets on domestic and international flights from the United States. Price differences apply. Basic economy tickets are non-refundable or changeable, but passengers can upgrade to a standard economy ticket for $ 45, which entitles them to perks such as free seating, carry-on baggage, and the option to change the ticket free of charge. All passengers can also travel on hold on previous flights to the same destination on the same day at no additional cost. Flight credit for tickets issued between May 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021 is valid until December 31, 2022. Tickets purchased in January. 1, 2022 and after will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

In the economy cabin, alcoholic beverages are available on flights over an hour and snacks can be purchased on flights over four hours. Plus is offered with premium tickets.

Baggage fees, which vary by flight, are charged to main cabin customers, unless they have Elite status or a co-branded credit card. Basic economy class passengers on most routes are not permitted in large hand baggage. Full information can be found here.

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Omicron did not influence the least vaccinated U.S. counties https://we-are-africa.org/omicron-did-not-influence-the-least-vaccinated-u-s-counties/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 12:09:00 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/omicron-did-not-influence-the-least-vaccinated-u-s-counties/ A security checkpoint at Denver International Airport on Sunday. While the coronavirus was a major factor in the groundings, bad weather and maintenance issues also caused problems.Credit…David Zalubowski / Associated press Flight disruptions in the United States continued on Monday as many people made their first trip in nearly two years, and Dr.Anthony S. Fauci, […]]]>
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Flight disruptions in the United States continued on Monday as many people made their first trip in nearly two years, and Dr.Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s foremost infectious disease expert, said again raised the possibility of a vaccination requirement for air travel.

At least 2,600 more flights were canceled on Monday, including around 1,000 US flights, as the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus sends daily workloads to parts of the United States reaching levels above the winter pandemic peak last.

While cancellations made up only a small percentage of all flights, the problem threatened to spread to the vacation week.

“When you make vaccination a requirement, it is another incentive to get more people vaccinated,” Dr Fauci told MSNBC on Monday. “If you want to do this with domestic flights, I think this is something that should be seriously considered.”

Over the holiday weekend, airlines canceled thousands of flights as the Omicron variant hit flight crews. In total, about 2,300 US flights were canceled on Saturday and Sunday over Christmas weekend, with more than 3,500 more on the ground around the world, according to FlightAware, which provides aviation data. As of Sunday alone, more than 1,300 US flights and nearly 1,700 additional flights around the world were canceled.

While some of the groundings were caused by bad weather and maintenance issues, several airlines acknowledged that the current wave of coronavirus cases had contributed significantly. A spokesperson for JetBlue said the airline had “seen an increasing number of Omicron sickness calls.”

As of Sunday, 12% of JetBlue flights, 6% of Delta Air Lines flights, 5% of United Airlines flights and 2% of American Airlines flights were canceled, according to FlightAware.

Stock prices of United, Delta, American and Southwest – the four largest US carriers – were slightly lower on Monday.

Travel has rebounded sharply this year, worsening the situation at airports: About two million people passed through checkpoints every day last week, according to the Transportation Security Administration, and on Sunday. The numbers on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were much higher than last year, and some numbers even exceeded those of the same days two years ago, when virtually no American was aware that a virus was starting. to travel to the other side of the world.

The Omicron variant, which is now responsible for more than 70 percent of new coronavirus cases in the United States, has already helped push daily US case averages above 200,000 for the first time in close of 12 months, according to The New York Times coronavirus tracker.

A business group of airlines has asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to shorten the recommended isolation period for fully vaccinated employees who test positive to a maximum of five days, instead of 10 days, before they can return with a negative test.

“Quick and secure adjustments by the CDC would ease at least some of the staffing pressures and set up airlines to help millions of travelers returning from vacation,” said Derek Dombrowski, a spokesperson for JetBlue. .

The flight attendants union, however, argued that reductions in recommended isolation times should be decided “by public health professionals, not the airlines.”

Some of the delays this weekend had little to do with the pandemic. Alaska Airlines has had only a few cancellations related to the crew’s exposure to the coronavirus, spokeswoman Alexa Rudin said. Yet it canceled 170 flights in the two days, according to FlightAware, including 21% of its Sunday flights, due to unusually cold and snowy weather in the Pacific Northwest, which affected its hub, the international airport of Seattle-Tacoma.

The pandemic has also caused a shortage of train and bus workers nationwide. In New York City, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is also facing a slight increase in positive cases among its staff, who are 80 percent vaccinated. He said Monday’s metro service was operating on a regular schedule, with a few exceptions.

“Anything we can do as passengers to help minimize the risk to transit workers will help reduce the spread,” said Lisa Daglian, executive director of the Citizens’ Standing Advisory Committee to the MTA, a group monitoring. “The MTA is doing what it can with the resources at its disposal.”

Danny Pearlstein, spokesperson for the Riders Alliance, an advocacy group, said: “I feel like the MTA is making the most of a bad situation again.”

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Mazda MX-30 Electric 2022 review: long-term – living with Mazda’s city-focused MX-30 EV https://we-are-africa.org/mazda-mx-30-electric-2022-review-long-term-living-with-mazdas-city-focused-mx-30-ev/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 13:27:47 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/mazda-mx-30-electric-2022-review-long-term-living-with-mazdas-city-focused-mx-30-ev/ The MX-30, in the brand’s signature “Soul Red” luster, replaces my long-standing old model, the Nissan Leaf e +. The little Nissan was a bit smaller and more traditional, but contained a much larger battery, with around 385 km of range on a single charge. This MX-30 appears in the brand’s signature “Soul Red” chandelier. […]]]>

The MX-30, in the brand’s signature “Soul Red” luster, replaces my long-standing old model, the Nissan Leaf e +.

The little Nissan was a bit smaller and more traditional, but contained a much larger battery, with around 385 km of range on a single charge.

This MX-30 appears in the brand’s signature “Soul Red” chandelier. (image credit: Tom White)

It was appropriate for most scenarios – even a coastal vacation, provided you had your route planned, so I was especially keen to see if this Mazda could be this practical.

The return home is immediately impressive. The Mazda feels good with its range of interesting interior materials, and the electric drive characteristics are even smoother than those offered in the Leaf.

While you still get a quaint analog power dial, the digital dash and dual displays in the cabin feel a lot more sci-fi than the Nissan.

The Mazda has the feel of a premium electric vehicle.  (image credit: Tom White) The Mazda has the feel of a premium electric vehicle. (image credit: Tom White)

And the recycled cork materials, the seats covered in synthetic leather and fabric, along with the interesting door cards and center console all give the Mazda the feel of a premium electric vehicle, even more so than its 65,490. Alarming $, before the road costs, the price might suggest.

There is a range of interesting cabin materials.  (image credit: Tom White) There is a range of interesting cabin materials. (image credit: Tom White)

As I adjusted to the Mazda’s softer regenerative braking tune on the way home, I also remembered this car’s more immediate operating faults.

As nice as it is to have Apple CarPlay big screen on the 8.8-inch media panel, it’s non-touch and requires awkward operation via a dial located in the center console.

Equipped with 8.8 inch media panel.  (image credit: Tom White) Equipped with 8.8 inch media panel. (image credit: Tom White)

It’s sort of okay to browse through the relatively straightforward Mazda apps and software, but trying to enter an address in whatever navigation suite you want? No thanks.

The next problem I encountered was opening the doors when I got home. Who would have thought that something so simple would be a problem? The MX-30’s hinged rear doors are a throwback to some great Mazda ancestors like the RX-8, but trying to use them in a tight parking space has proven painful.

You have to open the front door until the rear door opens, there are times when you will not be able to access the rear seats. That’s a shame.

Other EV quirks include a huge storage space under the center console (which immediately became home to all manner of loose objects) that also has a full-size power outlet (hope this will be useful. ), and elsewhere, it gets a paddle -shifters on the steering wheel to adjust its four levels of regenerative braking. Cared for.

The paddles on the steering wheel adjust its four levels of regenerative braking.  (image credit: Tom White) The paddles on the steering wheel adjust its four levels of regenerative braking. (image credit: Tom White)

In terms of distance traveled, the first 500+ miles driven in our first month was largely spent kicking around town, shopping, and visiting relatives.

The Mazda has proven to be excellent for these urban tasks. It’s nice and quiet at urban speeds, with engaging steering and sometimes surprisingly firm suspension, making it a cinch to squeeze through traffic.

The Mazda has proven to be excellent for urban tasks.  (image credit: Tom White) The Mazda has proven to be excellent for urban tasks. (image credit: Tom White)

It’s also very light for an EV, thanks to that small battery, with what I consider even better handling than its CX-30 combustion relation.

No range problem the first month either. Much of the distance traveled was urban and there are two (free) AC charging units near my home so no cost to charge for November.

There were no reach issues the first month.  (image credit: Tom White) There were no reach issues the first month. (image credit: Tom White)

Spending much of the city time behind the wheel with the regeneration setting at maximum also allowed the Mazda to surpass its own combined power consumption claim of 18.5 kWh / 100 km, posting 16.3 kWh / 100 km for the month. This brings it closer to the efficiency I got in the Leaf.

In this situation, the car usually floated around the 80-140 km mark with recharges every other day.

Once you get into the rhythm of tapping into the stores, it becomes a largely forgettable exercise, and in general I’ve found that I have some autonomy if I need to do a day with a little. more driving.

Will that be enough to venture beyond the city limits? We will have to wait for the December installment to find out.

Acquired: November 2021

Distance covered this month: 549km

Odometer: 1292km

Cost to be billed in November: $ 0

Average energy consumption for November: 16.3 kWh / 100 km

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Adventure guide: from here to there https://we-are-africa.org/adventure-guide-from-here-to-there/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 13:03:00 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/adventure-guide-from-here-to-there/ Skiers and snowboarders board the 2 Green Bus Line at Park City Mountain Resort Transport Station on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 (Tanzi Propst / Park Record) So you chose Park City for a ski vacation this winter, but you chose not to hire a car to transport the whole family. It can be a risky […]]]>
Skiers and snowboarders board the 2 Green Bus Line at Park City Mountain Resort Transport Station on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 (Tanzi Propst / Park Record)

So you chose Park City for a ski vacation this winter, but you chose not to hire a car to transport the whole family. It can be a risky decision in other areas, but don’t worry, you made the right decision. The Park City area has robust transportation options to help you get from point A to point B, ski gear in tow, without ever having to get behind the wheel of a car.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The Park City area’s transit systems will take cyclists to a number of destinations, from Main Street to ski resorts and more. Since the systems are free, avoiding an Uber and hopping on the bus is an impossible deal to beat.



Park City Transit buses operate primarily within the Park City limits, while the new High Valley Transit covers the Snyderville Basin. And don’t worry, the two systems work well together, which means passengers will have a relatively smooth experience when they need to use both systems to reach their destinations.

High Valley Transit also offers a service that will be new for users who have not been to Park City since last winter: microtransit. Similar to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, the microtransit offering allows users to order a ride through an app. And like the bus system, it’s free.



The only downside is that it only serves the Snyderville Basin areas, which means you can’t use it to go from, say, Kimball Junction to Main Street. The app can be downloaded from the App Store on iPhone and Android by searching for “High Valley Transit”.

Beyond being free, another reason to use Park City Transit and High Valley Transit is to avoid having to find and pay for parking. During rush hour – think powder days at resorts and weekend nights in the heart of Main Street – parking can be hard to find.

Plus, many places charge for parking, and the expense can add up quickly over the course of even a week’s trip. Not to mention that you will do your little part to help Park City limit its carbon footprint.

More information on public transport systems, including bus routes and timetables, is available at parkcity.org/departments/transit-bus and highvalleytransit.org.

PRIVATE TRANSPORT

People who don’t have the time or the inclination to take the bus will not be left behind. Park City is served by a number of well-known transportation companies who are happy to pick up and drop off people throughout the area.

Besides offering a more private experience, these companies are the only option if you need to travel beyond the Park City area. They are just a Google search away and can take you to the airport or other popular destinations like Midway in Heber Valley.

OLD

Here, you don’t always need a motor to get from one place to another. Park City prides itself on being a pedestrianized city, and that’s even true during the winter. You’ll want to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes, but hard-working snow removal crews should have sidewalks plowed and ready to go. Many places within the city limits are within a 15-20 minute walk of each other, but it’s a good idea to pull out your phone and check your favorite map app to make sure you’re heading into the city. good direction.

Depending on the weather, it may even be possible to cycle through town during the winter. But if you’re looking for the e-bike sharing program that you enjoyed during your visit this summer, you’re out of luck. It won’t come back until the snow melts in the spring.

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Away Fan Guide: Burnley https://we-are-africa.org/away-fan-guide-burnley/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 13:35:19 +0000 https://we-are-africa.org/away-fan-guide-burnley/ STADIUM ADDRESS Burnley Football ClubTurf Moor StadiumHarry Potts RoadBurnleyLancashireBB10 4BX TICKET INFORMATION Fans are advised not to travel if they do not have a valid match ticket. No ticket upgrades will be available on match day. Please make sure you have your ticket with you before you leave for the stadium. Please arrive early to […]]]>

STADIUM ADDRESS

Burnley Football Club
Turf Moor Stadium
Harry Potts Road
Burnley
Lancashire
BB10 4BX

TICKET INFORMATION

Fans are advised not to travel if they do not have a valid match ticket. No ticket upgrades will be available on match day.

Please make sure you have your ticket with you before you leave for the stadium. Please arrive early to allow more time for additional COVID-19 checks.

Supporters are advised to take photo ID as this can be verified as part of the standard ticketing policy at Burnley.

For any away ticket issues on match day, please report it to Ticket collection point in the Elite training center, in front of the north stand.

HELP AND SUPPORT

Fan Engagement Manager Christine Prior will be available from 1 p.m. until kick-off on match day to help you with any problems and to be contacted at 07794055321.

There will also be an Everton Travel Stewards team at the match to assist supporters in the stadium.

For the latest information from Merseyside Police, follow @MerPolEFC on Twitter.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Before your visit to Turf Moor, be sure to read our Fan Code of Conduct. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to follow this code of conduct at all times. PleaseClick here to read it in full.

Fans aged 18 and over must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (with both doses received at least 14 days before the match) or proof of a negative lateral flow test performed within 48 hours following the kick-off of the match. Proof of a negative lateral flow test will only be accepted by SMS or NHS email.

Genuine medical exemptions from testing / vaccinations are accepted on a case-by-case basis, and testing is only required for supporters aged 18 and over. In addition to accepting proof via the NHS COVID pass or an NHS vaccination letter (or the international equivalent provided it is in English), test results from any government-approved laboratory, a doctor GP or via self-report proof of a lateral flow test result via the UK Government’s online portal, will be accepted.

According to government guidelines, all supporters aged 11 and over must wear a face covering when in indoor areas, except when eating or drinking, or when exempt from doing so. Fans are not required to wear face coverings when occupying their allocated seats in the stadium bowl, although they may wear them if they wish.

More information can be found here.

The Premier League has also compiled a list of FAQs which can help supporters throughout the 2021/22 campaign, pleaseClick here to view them.

Please also keep in mind that players and management are required to adhere to match day COVID regulations at all times and will not be able to stop for autographs and photographs before or after the match.

STADIUM INFORMATION

Fans outside are located in several blocks of the Barnfield construction stand.

Turnstiles open for supporters outside at 1:30 p.m. – Entrance P, Tourniquets 48-55.

Food and drinks are available in all halls and only cashless payment methods are accepted.

Burnley’s security team will conduct bag checks in accordance with stadium regulations and all supporters are strongly advised to arrive early in order to have more time for additional COVID checks.

If you are traveling in an organized fan bus, it will drop you off near the outside turnstiles.

Parking lots are not available on-site for visiting supporters, but there are several within walking distance. Please note – Harry Potts Way will be closed from 1 p.m.

Flags or banners are not allowed in the stadium.

If you hear or feel any discriminatory or offensive language while staying at Turf Moor, please text “CLARETS RESPECT” followed by your message to 66777.

Accessible information

The entrance accessible to visiting supporters in wheelchairs is entrance B1. Supporters in this area receive a seat service from Burnley’s catering staff.

Floor-level access facilities are provided to supporters who have purchased a ticket to use the accessible platform. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet, but please note that there is no cloakroom inside.

If you need to use the changing rooms, please email Burnley in advance for more information.

Headsets are available on request in the Clarets store, or can be delivered to your seat if requested in advance. Please note that this is a radio feed intended for the internal comment team.

There is parking nearby for blue badge holders or those requiring access which is available on a first come, first served basis. Please email info@burnleyfc.com Reserve.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Please be advised to verify all selected travel routes prior to travel due to unforeseen circumstances which may affect your travel plans.

By car

From the east: Leave the M65 at junction 12 and follow signs for ‘Burnley North A682’, over two roundabouts and onto Colne Road. After 2.5 km, turn left at the traffic lights onto Casterton Avenue. After another 800 meters, continue straight at another roundabout, follow signs for “Rochdale A6114”, onto Eastern Avenue. After 1.5 km you will be on Belvedere Road and the stadium is there.

From West: Leave the M65 motorway at junction 9 (signposted Halifax A679) and turn right at the first roundabout, above the motorway. Go to the second roundabout and turn left, still following signs for Halifax and onto Accrington Road. After ¾ mile, turn right at the traffic lights onto Rossendale Road. Continue for another 2.5 km, then continue straight at the traffic lights onto Glen View Road. After another mile turn left onto Todmorden Road, where you will find Turf Moor at the foot of the hill.

North and South: Exit M6 at junction 29 and onto the M65. Leave the M65 at junction 10 and follow signs for ‘Towneley Hall’. This road eventually passes through Turf Moor.

By train

The nearest station is Burnley Manchester Road. From there, exit the station and walk down Centenary Way, from where Turf Moor is clearly visible. When you reach the roundabout at the end of the road, turn right onto Yorkshire Street, which becomes Harry Potts Way. The land is on your left. From Burnley Central, follow signs for the city center, then turn left towards Bingo Hall. You will see the bus station, take the underground path, then go under the aqueduct onto Yorkshire Street and towards Harry Potts Way and you can see the stadium directly in front of you on the left.

By bus

The bus station is located relatively close to the ground, just off Centenary Way. Exit the station and go to the bingo hall opposite. Use the underground path then head under the aqueduct onto Yorkshire Street and follow the directions from above and you will see Turf Moor directly in front of you on the left.

Car park

Most of the surrounding streets have parking restrictions on match day, so supporters are advised to use the following car parks:

  • Burnley Cricket Club, Belvedere Road, Burnley BB10 4BN. Benefit: Approximately two minutes walk (local rate, please contact the Cricket Club)
  • Various Townley Park car parks, on site at Townley Hall, Burnley, BB11 3RQ. Capacity: 200 cars Advantage: Close to the ground, 10 minutes on foot, illuminated. Prepayment at the machine.
  • Charter Walk, Curzon Square, Brown Street, Burnley, BB11 1PX. Capacity: 500 cars Advantage: Location in the city center, close to all shops and fast food restaurants. Eight minutes walk from the stadium, pay on exit.
  • Burnley Borough Council, Miscellaneous but principal at Centenary Way, Burnley, BB11 2HE. The capacity is 100 cars, Close to the stadium, new, secure, well-lit car park, prepayment at the machine. Five minutes walk from the stadium.
  • Manchester Road Rail Station, up to 50 cars. 15 minutes walk from the stadium – prepayment at the machine.


FAN BEHAVIOR AND SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT

Anti-discrimination: Everton Football Club has a zero tolerance stance on any discriminatory behavior and language used in traveling to, from or during the match. We are determined and determined to embrace equality and diversity in everything we do. I remind you of the “All Together Now” club campaign which was launched to promote a “Football Family for All” and we will not stop in our mission to promote equality through the positive power of football.

Possession or use of pyrotechnics: Everton Football Club does not tolerate the use of pyrotechnics under any circumstances. Any fan who uses them will be subject to prosecution by the club and the police. Outdoor clubs use a variety of techniques to detect the possession and use of pyrotechnics. Anyone found in possession of such items is subject to arrest, which could result in a criminal conviction and subsequent ban from football.

Concourse Antisocial behavior: In previous seasons there has been an increase with a small group of fans engaging in anti-social behavior (beer throwing) in the club’s halls. As a result, the social activity of many fellow Evertonians at half-time is ruined by the actions of a small minority. Such action may result in expulsion from the stadium or, in the case of more serious incidents, arrest and a ban on playing football.

Please continue to enjoy your match day, but we also ask that you consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behavior. We would like to thank you for your continued support in protecting the reputation of Everton football clubs and for your support in improving the game experience for all.

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