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JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue to Temporarily Suspend Operations at 8 Airports including LaGuardia and BWI

JetBlue Airways announced it will temporarily consolidate its operations in five major cities at a single airport.
In New York, the airline’s hometown, JetBlue will suspend operations at LaGuardia, Westchester County, and Stewart International airports and consolidate flying at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In Los Angeles, the airline will consolidate flying at Los Angeles International Airport and suspend operations at Hollywood Burbank and Ontario International airports.
Elsewhere, JetBlue will move flights from …

White House Recommends Limiting Gatherings to Ten People, San Francisco Imposes Lockdown

White House Recommends Limiting Gatherings to Ten People, San Francisco Imposes Lockdown

The White House on Monday asked the public to avoid gatherings of more than ten people and suggested avoiding non-essential travel.
“Each and every one of us has a critical role to play in stopping the spread and transmission of the virus,” President Trump said to reporters at the White House, in explaining the rationale.
The president said he was not giving consideration to a nationwide lockdown, similar to what Italy has …

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

Coronavirus Update: Italy Expands Lockdown, New Cases in China Fall Dramatically, Austria Restricts Access at Italian Border

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 116,359.  The global death toll from the virus is 4,091. Of the current active cases, which total 47,621, 12% or 5,788 are serious, while the other cases are mild.
Italy, which has effectively quarantined its entire population as of Tuesday morning – now has 9,172 of the world’s cases and more than 463 of at least 4,000 deaths.
The United …

Coronavirus Update: SXSW Cancelled, Cases Could ‘Increase Tenfold Every 19 Days’

Coronavirus Update: SXSW Cancelled, Cases Could ‘Increase Tenfold Every 19 Days’

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The worldwide number of cases of Covid-19 stands at 104,144.  The global death toll from the virus is 3,526.
Officials in China reported 99 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the first time that figure fell below 100.  Seventy-four of the new cases were in Wuhan.  The Chinese also reported 28 new deaths from the virus.
The number of confirmed infections in Europe rose above 7,400 in Europe, more …

Nobu Hotels to Open Properties in Chicago, London, Riyadh, and Warsaw

Nobu Hotels to Open Properties in Chicago, London, Riyadh, and Warsaw

Nobu Hotels announced plans to open new locations later this year in Chicago,London, Riyadh, and Warsaw.
The 119-key Chicago property will be located in the West Loop neighborhood, an area known for its restaurants and nightlife.  The Warsaw location will be on the Ulica Wilcza, or Wolf Street in English, in the city center.  The Nobu Hotel Riyadh will be a new 23-story tower that the company said will reflect Nobu’s …

United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines Upgrades Kosher In-Flight Dining Options

United Airlines announced a revamped kosher menu that will be available on its flights to Tel Aviv.
The Chicago-based carrier currently offers non-stop service to Israel from its hubs in the New York metro area, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C
New menu items in coach will include fresh bagels, a cheese omelette, blintzes, chicken marsala, and a kale quinoa burger.  The dessert menu will include rugelach and black-and-white cookies.
In the airline’s Polaris …

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Greyhound Bus Shooting in California

One person was killed and five were injured after a shooter opened fire on a Greyhound bus in California early Monday morning.
The bus was en route from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
The police had a man in custody, which took place along the Grapeville section of Interstate 5 in Kern County, which is 80 miles (129 kilometers) north of Los Angeles.
The bus driver’s actions were “heroic,” one of the responding …