close Video Delta suspends flights at small airports in 11 U.S. cities The airline industry is facing another setback amid the coronavirus pandemic. Delta stopped flights at 11 small airports across the country for about three months. A Delta passenger faces a $27,500 fine for allegedly assaulting a flight attendant, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration is proposing. The FAA on Friday issued the civil penalty against the passenger for an incident that occurred on Oct. 16, 2020, on a flight from Miami to Atlanta. A Delta passenger is being fined over $27,000 for striking a flight attendant. (iStock) During the incident, the FAA alleges the passenger was traveling with and seated next to another traveler who refused to wear his mask, fasten his seatbelt and secure his tray table. The flight returned to the gate after the passenger refused to comply. When the pair was asked to get off the … [Read more...] about Delta passenger who assaulted flight attendant faces $27,500 fine
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado goalie Hunter Miska looked like he was cruising to his first NHL victory and shutout until the final two minutes on Friday night. That’s when things got way more interesting than Miska — or the Avalanche — were expecting. But the 25-year-old Miska refocused, turned away a final Arizona offensive flurry and the Avalanche held on for a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes to snap a two-game losing streak. READ MORE: Snow Snake Slithers Into Denver Front Yard GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 26: Goalie Hunter Miska #32 of the Colorado Avalanche is congratulated by Devon Toews #7 of the Avalanche following a 3-2 victory against the Arizona Coyotes as Conor Garland #82 of the Coyotes skates off the ice during the NHL hockey game at Gila River Arena on February 26, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images) “That last 52 seconds was super nerve-wracking,” Miska said. ”But the team was playing super well in front of me and I just … [Read more...] about Avs Fend Off Coyotes After Late Offensive Push: ‘More Interesting Than It Needed To Be’
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nazem Kadri had a goal and two assists, Hunter Miska stopped 16 of 18 shots and the Colorado Avalanche held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Friday night. The 25-year-old Miska was playing in just his fourth NHL game and nearly earned a shutout until the Coyotes scored two goals in the final two minutes. Arizona had a sleepy offensive performance until Phil Kessel scored with 1:36 left and Drake Caggiula added another one with 53 seconds left. READ MORE: Snow Snake Slithers Into Denver Front Yard That led to a tense exchange in the final seconds before the Avalanche fended off a final Coyotes offensive flurry. The Coyotes came into the game on a roll, becoming just the eighth NHL team to win consecutive games after trailing by at least three goals. They nearly pulled it off again in shocking fashion, but waited too late to get the offense started. GLENDALE, ARIZONA – FEBRUARY 26: Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche plays the … [Read more...] about Avalanche Hold On In Final Seconds For 3-2 Win Over Coyotes
SHANGHAI: China's commerce ministry said on Friday it will launch a digital currency pilot program in some cities. These cities include those in the northern Chinese region of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, eastern region of Yangtze River Delta, "Greater Bay Area" around the Pearl River Delta, and some cities in Midwestern China, according to an online statement. Earlier this month, state-run media reported that China's major state-run commercial banks were conducting large-scale internal testing of a digital wallet application, moving a step closer to the official launch of a home-grown digital currency. (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk and Winni Zhou; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) … [Read more...] about China to launch digital currency pilot program in some cities – MOFCOM
The Australian bushfires from September last year to early February are proof to many people that man-made or “anthropogenic” climate change is real and threatening. But for some Australians involved in the coal-mining industry, the fires seemed to mainly be a natural catastrophe: Australia has had bushfires, even serious ones, since time immemorial and so there is no reason to put the blame on the exploitation of fossil fuels. So, is anthropogenic climate change real? Or is it a matter of personal opinion? BIG HISTORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE Let us start with a simpler question: Has the climate really changed? The weather varies from day to day and season to season. These changes tend to reverse so that the environment never strays far from a stable, mean condition. This stable condition is what we refer to conceptually as the climate. Climate refers to both the physical and chemical state of the environment. It characterises not just the air but also the land, sea and … [Read more...] about Explainer: Man-made climate change, is it real or fake?