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American Airlines to not allow emotional support animals

first_imgThe DOT rule was also prompted by an increase in service animal complaints from passengers with disabilities, misbehavior by emotional support animals, a lack of clarity around the definition of “service animal” and disruptions caused by “requests to transport unusual species of animals onboard aircraft,” according to the DOT.Pigs and peacocks are among the unexpected animals that have previously flown as emotional support animals.American says existing bookings for emotional support animals will be honored only through the rest of the month.Starting February 1, American will require passengers traveling with service animals to electronically submit a DOT form in advance of a flight outlining the dog’s behavior, training and health. Authorization is valid for one year or until the expiration of the animal’s vaccinations.American isn’t the first airline to update its policies to align with the DOT. On December 29, Alaska Airlines announced that it will no longer accept emotional support animals.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. ‘Emotional support snake’ sssurprises officers during DUI traffic stop March 30, 2021 AdvertisementEmotional support animals are prescribed by mental health professionals to provide comfort and support, but unlike service animals, they are not required to have training in specific tasks.Animals that previously traveled as emotional support animals may travel as carry-on or cargo pets, the airline said.Concern that passengers were fraudulently passing off their pets as the more loosely defined and fee-free category of emotional support animals is part of what prompted airlines to ask the DOT to review this issue. RELATEDTOPICS Technical error briefly delays American Airlines travelers May 23, 2021 Florida woman accused of assaulting flight attendant on American Airlines flight May 5, 2021center_img (CNN) — American Airlines says it will no longer allow emotional support animals starting next week.The change matches a new Department of Transportation regulation that says airlines “are not required to recognize emotional support animals as service animals and may treat them as pets.”The DOT defines a service animal as a dog “trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability.”American says on January 11, when the new DOT rule comes into effect, it “will no longer authorize new travel for animals that do not meet that definition, such as emotional support animals.” American Airlines’ regional carrier gets safety warning from FAA May 21, 2021 AdvertisementTags: american airlinesemotional support animal AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

TWU wins landmark unfair dismissal case against Deliveroo

first_imgTWU wins landmark unfair dismissal case against Deliveroo Transport Workers Union member Diego Franco has won his unfair dismissal case against Deliveroo, who sacked him without notice at the height of the pandemic in April 2020. Diego had worked for the company for three years.The decision is a huge win for Diego and his union who have worked tirelessly to compel gig economy employers to honour their most basic obligations to workers.Insecure work is a national crisis but is most visible in the gig economy, where permanent, secure employment has been replaced with unreliable contractor arrangements which strip away the basic rights which all workers should be able to rely on.This decision makes it clear- gig economy workers have rights, Diego Franco was an employee with rights and protections.Rather than acting to improve the job security of working people the Morrison Government has recently legislated to allow employers to deem any employee casual based on the terms of their contract and refused to pass their own wage theft bill.Quotes attributable to ACTU President Michele O’Neil:“This is a great win for Diego and his union. Employers can’t simply tell workers they are contractors in order to strip away rights.“Insecure work takes certainty and security away from millions of Australian workers and their families. Workers in the gig economy often work excessive hours but live in fear of being booted off an ap with no notice.“All working people in Australia have rights. This decision is a huge strike against the efforts of the gig economy employers to undermine rights and protections which were won by working people and have stood for decades.“The next step must be for the Morrison Government to introduce new laws that close loopholes that leave gig workers open to exploitation.“The Morrison Government could take action tomorrow to reduce insecure, unreliable work by regulating the gig economy and ending sham arrangements.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:ACTU, Australia, Australian, Deliveroo, Economy, employment, gig economy, Government, job security, Morrison, Morrison Government, pandemic, President, security, strike, wage theftlast_img read more

Nomination Sent to Senate 21 May

first_imgNomination Sent to Senate 21 May The White HouseJennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of three years, vice Robert L. Sumwalt III. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Government, Safety, United States, Virginia, White Houselast_img read more

CU-Boulder Researcher Was Scientific Consultant For

first_imgCU-Boulder researcher Joshua Colwell was a scientific consultant on the upcoming film, “Deep Impact,” which hits theaters May 8 and features the mayhem created when a wayward comet slams into Earth’s ocean. Colwell, a planetary scientist at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, flew to Hollywood several times to meet with directors and producers about the scientific accuracy of the script, including comet behavior. Colwell worked with technical consultants Gerald Griffin — former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center who also worked as a consultant on “Apollo 13” and “Contact” — and retired NASA astronaut David Walker. The scientific consulting team also included the late Eugene Shoemaker (who was killed in a car accident in Australia last July), his wife, Carolyn Shoemaker, and Chris Luchini of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Eugene Shoemaker was the co-discoverer of the famed Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet that plowed into Jupiter in 1994. Colwell was kept updated on the script as shooting progressed and sent the filmmakers comments on its scientific accuracy. Colwell did the calculations, for example, on how large a wave would be generated by a comet of a particular size striking the ocean from various angles. He also spent two days on the movie set as an actor, portraying a flight controller in a scene depicting the space agency’s mission control center. Projected to be one of summer’s blockbuster hits, the movie was made by Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures and produced by Stephen Spielberg, Joan Bradshaw and Walter Parkes. For more information, contact Colwell at (303) 492-6805 or Jim Scott in the CU-Boulder public relations office at 492-3114. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 4, 1998 last_img read more

Weed Should Scare You!

first_imgEmail Pinterest Share ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Facebook TAGS3-Tier DistributionBrian RosenCannabisThree TierThree Tier TalkThree-Tier System Home Wine Business Editorial Three Tier Talk Weed Should Scare You!Wine Business EditorialThree Tier TalkWeed Should Scare You!By Brian Rosen – June 26, 2018 48 0 AdvertisementWhen I say weed should scare you I am not talking about You, the reader, I am speaking about the very basic, everyday, mundane, generic wine, beer, or spirit. Weed, the actual THC, is not scary at all to me. I can remember a few nights lounging in our suburban basement watching Pink Floyd, “The Wall,” while subversively hiding from my parents. I remember that actually happening, and it all seems pretty funny now with CA, NV, and others legalizing recreational pot. What should be scary is how the adult beverage market is going to react.If you string together a series of articles and publications from Wine Industry Advisor, Shanken, WSD, and others you will see a scary pattern emerging. The pattern is that Big Distribution is investing into pot in a big way. Large companies like SGWS and Diageo are investing millions in hopes of putting a marker in the sand on control and selling/ distribution. This is all a big deal because it will mean the end of the “basic” beverage.There will be a scenario in the future when the consumer will make an educated choice of whether to open a beer or smoke a joint. There will be a choice made of vodka & soda or a “hit” of cannabis. The basic drink, the bud light’s/ the Finlandia Vodka/ the Jim Beam and KJ Chardonnay will be replaced by smoking. The reason they will be replaced is because they are a sessionable, average beverages in an era when the consumer has a choice to make. Back in the day, if you drank and smoked you were cross-faded, but the consumer demographic for the loss of beverage sales is not college age male, it is middle-aged man/woman with college or advanced degree, and they will make the choice.The big distributors are positioned to take advantage of selling and securing cannabis because they already have a compliance system in place. The unaffected brands will be the something special brands that are not basic at all. The barrel aged rum, the estate wine, the Tequila that was found 100 years ago and is now ready to sell. Basic brands are bought on price and convenience, and when pot becomes price and convenient those brands will suffer. High end brands that are rare, special, allocated and otherwise different will survive and thrive.We, BevStrat, are all for the shift in consumer behavior. In a study we did last year we found that over 40% of base brands are planning on creating/ distilling/ making a higher-end product to compete with the pot train as it leaves the station. No longer are the days of hiding in my parents basement and blowing smoke through a towel. I, of course, do not know if this specifically, but I have heard from friends. Makers need to position themselves for the near term where a basic wine/ spirit/ or beer will be replaced by a joint. To keep with the theme and Pink Floyd reference, you will have to adjust to this trend to make money, it’s a gas!Three Tier Talkby Brian Rosen, www.BevStrat.com Brian Rosen is Former CEO of America’s #1 Retailer, Sam’s Wines in Chicago, Former Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Retail and sought after retailer consultant.E- [email protected] 800 953 1312W- www.BevStrat.comMore information and articles by Brian RosenAdvertisement Previous articleLabeltronix Marks 25th Anniversary – Once Known as the ‘Little Company That Can,’ Is Not So Little NowNext articleAnnouncing the Winners of the 2018 Central Coast Wine Competition Brian Rosenlast_img read more

No Divestment of Dunn’s River Falls Says Senator Williams

first_imgRelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Information and the Public Service, Senator Arthur Williams has made it clear that Dunn’s River Falls will not be divested by the Government of Jamaica. In a release to clarify information being circulated in the media today, Minister Williams emphasized that Dunn’s River Falls is not among the UDC attractions slated for privatization by way of concession agreement. The UDC attractions slated for privatization by way of concession agreement, that is, contracting-out the management and development of the assets, are as follows: ·        Reach Falls ·        Green Grotto Caves ·        Two Sisters Cave ·        Laughing Waters Restaurant and Beach Club  ·        Turtle River Park ·        Top Forte/Belmont/Roaring River/Malvern Park However, the Minister noted that while Dunn’s River Falls does not form part of the entities for contracting out of the management, the Consultants, Deloitte and Touche Tohmatsu, will be engaged to provide the Government of Jamaica with a strategy to improve the profitability of the operations, with the Government of Jamaica retaining management of the facility. No Divestment of Dunn’s River Falls Says Senator Williams Office of the Prime MinisterNovember 10, 2011center_img RelatedNo Divestment of Dunn’s River Falls Says Senator Williams RelatedNo Divestment of Dunn’s River Falls Says Senator Williamslast_img read more

JPS and NWC to Continue Restoration Activities on the Weekend

first_imgRelatedJPS and NWC to Continue Restoration Activities on the Weekend RelatedJPS and NWC to Continue Restoration Activities on the Weekend RelatedJPS and NWC to Continue Restoration Activities on the Weekend Advertisements JPS and NWC to Continue Restoration Activities on the Weekend TechnologyOctober 30, 2012 By Vaughn Davis, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The island’s two major utility companies, the National Water Commission (NWC) and Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), will be continuing restoration activities over the weekend, in an effort to return water and electricity to customers, affected by the passage of Hurricane Sandy. Vice President of the NWC, David Geddes, told JIS News today (Oct. 26), that  approximately 55 per cent ofproduction capacity is back in operation, about 150 water supply systems are still out of service. “The most critically affected areas without piped water supply (are) sections of Mona, Liguanea, Papine and other sections of St. Andrew and that is because of the absence of electrical power to transfer water from Mona to the Hope filter plant. Meanwhile, Communications Manager at JPS, Winsome Callum, said that the power company is nearing total restoration for all north and south-western parishes, but still faces difficulties in the eastern parishes. “Those would be St. Thomas, Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann on the north-eastern end of the island because these four parishes lost total power supply as a result of damage to the transmission system. They expect that restoration activities will continue into the weekend,” she told JIS News. JPS continues to ask its customers for patience as it works to restore electricity to all parishes within the shortest time possible.last_img read more

Langer closes with 66 to win Champions event

first_imgENDICOTT, N.Y. – Bernhard Langer rallied to win the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his fifth Champions Tour victory of the year, while Kevin Sutherland followed his tour-record 59 with a 74 to drop into a tie for seventh. The 56-year-old Langer played all 54 holes without a bogey, closing with a 6-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over Woody Austin and Mark O’Meara. Langer finished at 16-under 200 at En-Joie for his 23rd career victory on the 50-and-over tour. ”It doesn’t happen very often you go through a tournament without a bogey,” Langer said. Sutherland, the second-round leader, had five bogeys – four on the first 10 holes – and three birdies in the final round. Playing his third Champions Tour event since turning 50 in June, he finished at 12 under. Sutherland said he was pressing too much early. ”So, I made some dumb bogeys,” Sutherland said. ”Just got myself behind early. I was surprised I didn’t play better today. A lot of energy was expended (Saturday) and I think I had a hard time just getting into the round.” Langer said he really wasn’t watching the leaderboard. ”I knew I was close,” Langer said. ”I just tried to keep my head down and make quality shots. When I looked at 16, I saw I was one up on someone who had already finished the round and figured I would be OK if I just parred out.” That he did, and won for the first time with his daughter, Christina, serving as his caddie. ”I was more nervous for her than for me,” Langer said. ”We hadn’t won a tournament with her caddying, though I’ve won a couple with my son. It’s always special when your kids are caddying.” Christina is a junior at Florida Atlantic University. Austin had a 65, and O’Meara shot 66. Langer, tied for fifth with Bob Charles on the tour victory list, earned $277,500 to increase his tour-leading total to $2,652,520. The German has three victories in his last five starts. Steve Lowery had a 72 to tie for fourth at 13 under. After challenging Langer for most of the round he hit into the pond on the par-3 14th en route to a double bogey and dropped another stroke on the par-4 15th. Lowery birdied Nos. 7, 8, 9 and 11 to take a one-stroke lead at 15 under. On the 14th, Langer made a 20-foot birdie putt for a three-stroke swing.last_img read more

George Gilder: Can a Computer Model a Brain?

first_imgNeuroscience & Mind George Gilder: Can a Computer Model a Brain?David KlinghofferNovember 4, 2020, 3:41 PM Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share Photo: George Gilder.Our colleague George Gilder is out with a new book on the potential and the “apocalyptic” hype of artificial intelligence, Gaming AI: Why AI Can’t Think but Can Transform Jobs. You can get it free here. From Mind Matters, “The Brain Is Not a Computer and Big Data Is Not a Big Answer”: “A Summary of the Evidence for Intelligent Design”: The Study Guide Requesting a (Partial) Retraction from Darrel Falk and BioLogos Origin of Life: Brian Miller Distills a Debate Between Dave Farina and James Tour Tagsartificial intelligenceBradley CenterbraincalculationscomputersDiscovery InstituteGaming AIGeorge GildermicroprocessormindMind MattersmodelingModeling AssumptionYuri Danilov,Trending Email Print Google+ Linkedin Twitter Share In Gaming AI, George Gilder sets out six assumptions generally shared by those who believe that, in a Singularity sometime soon, we will merge with our machines.Some of these assumptions seem incorrect and they are certainly all discussable. So let’s look at the first [one]:• “The Modeling Assumption: A computer can deterministically model a brain.” (p. 50)That would be quite difficult because brains don’t function like computers:“As neuroscientist Yuri Danilov said last year, ‘Right now people are saying, each synoptical connection is a microprocessor. So if it’s a microprocessor, you have 1012 neurons, each neuron has 105 synapses, so you have… you can compute how many parallel processing units you have in the brain if each synapse is a microprocessor.‘But as soon as you assume that each neuron is a microprocessor, you assume that there is a programmer. There is no programmer in the brain; there are no algorithms in the brain.’”If there is a programmer, it’s your mind, which works through your brain, often in unexpected ways. But all proposals to give computers minds have failed.The comparisons offered by experts are not useless. Often, they use ideas from computer science in order to explain how some aspect of the brain works. But it helps to see that these ideas are only partial. For example, the brain is not billions of little computers. Nor is it a meat computer. It vastly exceeds the most powerful computers in efficiency but it is not directed to calculation as such. That’s why computers can so easily beat us at calculations, not because they are smarter than us. Jane Goodall Meets the God Hypothesis Recommended Read the rest at Mind Matters, published by Discovery Institute’s Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence. Congratulations to Science Magazine for an Honest Portrayal of Darwin’s Descent of Man A Physician Describes How Behe Changed His MindLife’s Origin — A “Mystery” Made AccessibleCodes Are Not Products of PhysicsIxnay on the Ambriancay PlosionexhayDesign Triangulation: My Thanksgiving Gift to All Sharelast_img read more

Deirdre Morley not guilty of murder by reason of insanity

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ By News Highland – May 20, 2021 Twitter By reason of insanity, Deirdre Morley has been found NOT guilty of murdering her three children at the family home at Parson’s Court in Newcastle, Co Dublin.The 44-year-old nurse was found to be suffering from a severe mental illness when she killed her two sons, Conor and Darragh, and her daughter Carla, last year.Their father, Andrew McGinley, is from Donegal Town.This morning, the jurors were reminded of the criteria needed to satisfy the legal threshold for a special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity.Deirdre Morley admitted suffocating her two sons, 9yo Conor, 7yo Darragh and her 3yo daughter, Carla, but the jury heard psychiatric evidence of a rapid decline in her mental health that led to a delusional belief that she was a bad mother who needed to take their lives to put them out of their misery.Before they resumed their deliberations today, the judge also reminded them that the evidence is all one-way. He said both sides agreed the special verdict should be returned on each count.Just after lunch, he told them he’d accept majority verdicts in the case and the jurors returned with special verdicts on each count this afternoon.Ms Morley will now be further assessed in the Central Mental Hospital before a decision is made on the best course of action for her going forward. Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleWatch: LOI Preview with Mickey FunstonNext articleJim McGuinness linked with Dundalk News Highland Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Deirdre Morley not guilty of murder by reason of insanitylast_img read more