News 

Less than a fifth of children reunited with migrant parents as deadline looms

“A total of 364 of the more than 2,500 children separated from their parents in a US-Mexico border crackdown on illegal immigration have been reunited, officials disclosed in court late on Thursday, days before a reunification deadline” writes Reuters Guardian Staff for theguardian.com. Children were seized from their parents by US officials at the border as part of a broader “zero-tolerance” crackdown on illegal immigration by the administration of Donald Trump, sparking an international outcry.The government has six more days to comply with the reunification order by the US district…

Read More
News 

National Trust urges holiday makers to stay away from popular bay in order to preserve it

“The National Trust has urged sunseekers to stay away from a popular beach in order to preserve it” writes Charles Crawford for telegraph.co.uk. Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, which is only accessible by walking half a mile from the closest car park, has seen visitors soar since it was listed as one of the best in the world last year. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

Read More
News 

FCC: Sinclair ‘did not fully disclose facts’ on Tribune merger

“FILE PHOTO: The tower of Tribune Broadcasting Los Angeles affiliate KTLA 5 is seen in Hollywood, Los Angeles Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc “did not fully disclose facts” about aspects of its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media , the Federal Communications Commission said in an order released on Thursday that referred the issue to an administrative law judge for a hearing” reports businessinsider.com. The order is a serious blow to Sinclair’s bid to acquire Tribune.Sinclair had sought to remove questions about three stations referenced in…

Read More
News 

House committee chairmen demand answers from US Virgin Islands governor over gun grab

“Kenneth Mapp demanding answers on an ammo and firearm seizure he authorized in the days leading up to 2017’s Hurricane Irma” reports washingtonexaminer.com. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop, R-Utah, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., wrote to Mapp seeking answers to questions they had regarding his executive order authorizing the seizure, which the lawmakers note is “still in effect today.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

Read More
News 

President Trump will sign an executive order Thursday to form a new council and advisory board that will work to boost job opportunities and vocational training for American workers.

“President Trump will sign an executive order Thursday to form a new council and advisory board that will work to boost job opportunities and vocational training for American workers” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Senior executives from companies like Lockheed Martin, Federal Express and IBM are expected to attend Thursday’s signing of the executive order at the White House.Trump signed a similar executive order last June directing the Labor Department to draft new rules that would enable companies and unions to develop and certify their own apprenticeship programs. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

Read More
News 

EasyJet has flexibility to convert more of A320 order to larger A321neo: CEO

“EasyJet has ordered 30 A321s so far” reports businessinsider.com. Lundgren said a decision on potentially converting ordered A320s to A321neos would be made “later on,” without elaborating.FILE PHOTO: An EasyJet Airbus A319 commercial passenger aircraft takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse Thomson Reuters FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) – EasyJet has the flexibility to convert more of an order for Airbus A320 planes into larger A321neos, the chief executive of the British low-cost airline said on Wednesday.EasyJet still has 122 A320s to be delivered from a previous order, and could covert some…

Read More
News 

Farnborough deals of the day: Freighters and MAXs and regional jets galore

“Boeing and Airbus announced a full roster of big orders at Farnborough on Tuesday” writes Seattle Times Business for seattletimes.com. Besides the deals, the air show is an opportunity for the aerospace giants to showcase their work.It’s the second major commitment for the A220 in a week, following an order of similar size with JetBlue itself.Together they would bring GECAS’ 737-800BCF order book to 50 planes. * Meanwhile Embraer, which is working on a slowly developing joint-venture deal with Boeing, announced potential deals potentially worth $15 billion, according to the…

Read More
News 

AirAsia’s Fernandes undecided on plane order, no plans to attend Farnborough

“We definitely need more planes,” Fernandes told a news conference late on Tuesday, when asked if any decision had been taken on AirAsia’s plane orders” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Delegates say Airbus needs a marketing lift for its A330neo and would relish bringing Fernandes to the widely publicized Farnborough Airshow to reconfirm and expand his order.Fernandes said this month that AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate AirAsia X needed to ensure the price, performance and engines of the A330neo were right before confirming its 66-jet order.AirAsia X is Airbus’ biggest customer…

Read More
News 

A judge’s order to suppress part of a Times story is an egregious attack on liberty. It’s also futile

“Judicial orders to de-publish material are at least as threatening to freedom of speech and press as pre-publication censorship of the type that the federal government attempted unsuccessfully in the landmark Pentagon Papers case in 1971” writes The Times Editorial for latimes.com. Court orders, like this one, to actually alter a story are exceedingly rare. Source: latimes.com Share This:

Read More