Blue Islands launches new connections from Southampton | News

Blue Islands has announced a plan to restore key routes at Southampton Airport, flying an ATR72 in brand-new corporate colours.  The aircraft touched down at the airport from its Jersey base earlier, as the airline confirmed four initial routes. The airline will offer daily departures to Jersey and Manchester from the end of August, as well as a four times weekly service to Dublin and a double-daily route to Guernsey. This is a significant expansion for the 15-year old regional airline, which has connected the Channel Islands with Southampton since…

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Logitech’s new Mac-specific mouse and keyboards are the new best choices for Mac input devices – TechCrunch

Logitech has released new versions of its MX peripherals in Mac-friendly finishes, as well as a new K380 wireless Bluetooth keyboard designed for Apple devices. These aren’t dramatically different devices from the existing versions that Logitech offers – but that’s a good thing in this case, and it elevates what were already amazing peripherals to no-brainer default choices for Mac users. MX Master 3 for Mac Image Credits: Darrell Etherington The MX Master 3 for Mac is a very slightly altered twist on the MX Master 3 – consisting mostly…

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Travel sector launches new passenger guidance | News

Following changes to the two-week quarantine rules for international arrivals, the travel industry has launched a campaign to help passengers and colleagues Travel Safe this summer. As of Friday, English holidaymakers can travel to over 60 lower-risk destinations for a much-needed summer break, without the need to self-isolate for 14-days on arrival and return. The UK Travel Retail Forum (UKTRF), the Airport Operators Association (AOA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airlines UK all welcomed the announcement, and are working together to ensure all necessary steps and precautions are…

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OpenCV AI Kit aims to do for computer vision what Raspberry Pi did for hobbyist hardware – TechCrunch

A new gadget called the OpenCV AI Kit, or OAK, looks to replicate the success of Raspberry Pi and other minimal computing solutions, but for the growing fields of computer vision and 3D perception. Its new multi-camera PCBs pack a lot of capability into a small, open-source unit and are now seeking funding on Kickstarter. The OAK devices use their cameras and onboard AI chip to perform a number of computer vision tasks, like identifying objects, counting people, finding distances to and between things in frame, and more. This info…

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The BoF Podcast: Amber Valletta Says, ‘I Don’t Want to Work in an Industry That Is the Same as Before’ | Podcasts

To subscribe to the BoF Podcast, please follow this link.  LONDON, United Kingdom — “The uncertainty has forced us to get really present… We have an amazing opportunity to restart and to begin again,” Amber Valletta told BoF Editor-at-Large Tim Blanks in the latest episode of The BoF Podcast. “It is an incredible opportunity to stop and really figure out where we want to go from here. We can redesign a future.” The American supermodel and actress, who has graced the cover of American Vogue 13 times and starred in various television…

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Ponfoort to lead Aurora Expeditions | News

Aurora Expeditions has announced the appointment of Monique Ponfoort to the role of chief executive. She will take up the role in October. Ponfoort joins the business from Ponant & Paul Gauguin Cruises where she was vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific. Aurora Expeditions chairman, Neville Buch, commented: “Monique is an impressive executive and her extensive experience in the cruise and travel industry will be of enormous value to Aurora Expeditions. “The board and I are delighted that Monique has agreed to join us. “We have a very…

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Ghost Kitchen Market May Reach $1 Trillion

Ghost kitchens could create a $1 trillion global opportunity by 2030, according to research from Euromonitor, reports Restaurant Dive. Ghost kitchens are facilities that produce food only for delivery with no dine-in or customer facing areas. By making delivery cheaper, faster, and more reliable, ghost kitchens could capture 50 percent of drive-thru service, 50 percent of takeaway foodservice, 35 percent of ready meals, 30 percent of packaged cooking ingredients, 25 percent of dine-in foodservice, and 15 percent of packaged snacks. “We expect in the current pandemic we’ll see more of…

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Iberostar to reopen dozens of hotels | News

Iberostar is kicking off the tourist season with the staggered reopening of 45 hotels in nine countries around the world. Starting with the Iberostar Cristina (Majorca) in June, the easing of restrictions allowed the chain to welcome its first guests. Utilising this experience, Iberostar also put into practice new safety protocols, developed in partnership with a medical consultancy. Following this first re-opening, the company is gradually resuming operations at the rest of its hotels in Europe and other international destinations. In Europe and the Mediterranean, the company is now operating…

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UFCW, Health Experts Call for Nationwide Mask Mandates

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has joined over 100 health experts in a call to enact public mask mandates in all 50 states to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In a full page advertisement in the New York Times, the organization shared recent research that suggests that public mask wearing is most effective at stopping the spread of the virus when the vast majority of the public uses masks. In a statement, UFCW International president Marc Perrone said, “As COVID-19 spikes across the country continue to…

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Virgin Atlantic announces £1.2bn recapitalisation | News

Virgin Atlantic has taken a step toward securing its future, announcing plans for a recapitalisation. The move was necessary following the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy, the carrier said. The five-year business plan, which has the support of shareholders Virgin Group and Delta, new private investors and existing creditors, paves the way for the airline to rebuild its balance sheet. Virgin hopes to return to profitability from 2022. The recapitalisation will deliver a refinancing package worth £1.2 billion over the next 18 months in addition…

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