Monthly Archives: December 2021

New Years Eve events continue in Regina, Saskatoon despite rising COVID-19 numbers

Saskatchewan enters New Years celebrations with 735 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic. Some companies have canceled events as the end of the year approaches, while others have reduced capacity and many are continuing as planned. Bushwakker Brewing Company in Regina …

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Space tourism took off in 2021, here’s how it happened

Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket launches passenger carrying Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and … [+] space tourism company Blue Origin, his brother Mark Bezos, Oliver Daemen and Wally Funk, from their spaceport near Van Horn, Texas on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez) ASSOCIATED PRESS After …

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How air travel has changed in 2021

Editor’s Note – Subscribe to Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Receive news about opening and closing destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) – It has been another eventful year for aviation. As we …

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Over 6 lakh daily cases across India likely by mid-January due to Omicron lockdowns looming, experts say

“We have seen new cases triple in Mumbai in just 1.5 days. The positivity rate stood at 8.14% on Thursday. Given the highly transmissible nature of the Omicron variant, if cases double every other day, we will have 6 lakh cases per day in the country by January 15th. Even …

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Kathleen Margaret McIntyre, 75 | Port city every day

WILMINGTON – Kathleen M. McIntyre, 75, formerly of Pennsylvania, died on December 26, 2021 at the home of her daughter and husband Carl and Jennifer Ciccone in Wilmington, North Carolina, surrounded by her family. Kathy was born on August 30, 1946 in Easton, Pennsylvania, to Margaret Alma Catherine Miller, her …

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Tensions rise as Palestinian prisoners face collective punishment | Israeli-Palestinian conflict News

Ramallah, Occupied West Bank – Tensions have reached a boiling point in several Israeli jails holding Palestinian prisoners, with human rights groups saying authorities are holding a number of detainees, many of them injured by Israeli forces, in conditions unknown. “The situation in the prisons is critical and very dangerous,” …

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A year of space tourism, flights to Mars, the rise of China

From the Mars Ingenuity helicopter’s first powered flight over another world to the launch of the James Webb Telescope that will scan the first epoch of the Universe, 2021 has been a huge year for mankind’s space efforts. Beyond scientific milestones, billionaires fought to reach the Last Frontier first, an …

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COVID continues to make air travel unpredictable, but carriers are in better shape than they were last year

Air travel during the holidays always has the potential to be a logistical nightmare. But that was especially true this year, as carriers canceled thousands of flights around Christmas. Airlines have tried to prepare for staff shortages by offering incentives for pilots and flight attendants to work while on vacation. …

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Weitsman invests in Metaverse virtual real estate

Right after hearing about a big investment in cryptocurrency mining, a local businessman embarks on another virtual business. Digital marketing firm Elevator Studio said it has formed a joint venture with Adam Weitsman to invest and develop a kind of digital real estate called Metaverse land that can be developed …

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Opinion: The Himalayas are not just for tourism, sustainable or not

Mountains are not just for tourism. In the mountainous town of Devprayag in Uttarakhand, natural springs have seen a flow decrease of more than 50% over the past three years. File photo by Ashish Jalan / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0) He came and went without too much hooha. World …

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