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April News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Month’s Headlines

How up-to-date are you with travel and aviation news from the past month – and what a month it’s been!
Take our travel news quiz and you could win a piece of airline and travel history including items from Pan Am, Cunard, and TWA.
In last month’s quiz, the question asking on which European country the novel coronavirus has had the greatest impact (the answer was Italy) had the highest share of …

Number of Coronavirus Cases Surpasses One Million Globally

Just a short while ago, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the world hit the one million figure, although the actual number of people with the virus could be much higher.
It took just four months to reach that figure since the virus first surfaced in December in Wuhan and it was recognized by the World Health Organization as a “public health emergency of international concern” on …

Study Urges Large Companies to Tell Employees to Stay Home but Dress to the Nines for Online Meetings

IN THE ETHER, April 1 — On the opening day of its annual meeting, this year held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the American Service Society of Corporate Ambulatory Managers, or ASSCAM, announced findings of a research report that underscored similar research from three years earlier, namely that its members should encourage their employees to stay home and use videoconferencing.
The group officially returned to Hell, a village in the …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2020

A year from now, the “Great Moments” monthly feature will presumably include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.
Still, the month of April is commonly associated with spring and rain, as in the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” The month is also associated with two major religious holidays that result in one of the busiest travel seasons …

Theater Review: ‘Amadeus’ at Syracuse Stage via Webstream, A Study in Envy

When Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus” came to the stage, first in 1979 at the National Theater in London and in 1980 at the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway with Ian McKellar, Tim Curry, and Jane Seymour, it took the world by storm. It was a play infused with and about music, yet it wasn’t a musical, a play with murder and intrigue, yet it wasn’t a whodunit.
Syracuse Stage’s brilliant production …

Summer Time for 2020 Begins Sunday in European Union: Will Anyone Notice?

For what may be one of the last times, clocks in the European Union will change on Sunday at 1 a.m. GMT. At that time, which is 2 a.m. in Central Europe, clocks should be set ahead by one hour.
But for Britain and the Continent, in the grip of severe coronavirus-induced lockdowns, a different question emerges: will anyone notice, and will anyone care?
A few might even ask, what is the point, …

Who Will Benefit from the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Bill?

Although it awaits passage in the House of Representatives, the White House and Senate finally agreed on a $2 trillion economic stimulus and rescue act late Wednesday.
The bill represents the largest package of its kind in the country’s 244-year history and is a response to the novel coronavirus pandemic that has shut down much of the economy in the United States and crippled the world’s economy.
Here’s what the rescue package …