Dream Cruises leads industry back into action | News

Genting Cruise Lines has announced a restart of operations for Dream Cruises as the operator seeks to become the first to return to the seas. Explorer Dream is set to operate two- and three-night Taiwan Island-Hopping itineraries from July 26th, departing from Keelung and calling at Penghu, Matzu and Kinmen islands. “After months of detailed planning with the authorities to ensure the safety and health of guests and crew, we appreciate the approval of Explorer Dream resuming cruise operations in Taiwan.  “Dream Cruises will be the first cruise line in…

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Dream Cruises leads industry back into action | News

Genting Cruise Lines has announced a restart of operations for Dream Cruises as the operator seeks to become the first to return to the seas. Explorer Dream is set to operate two- and three-night Taiwan Island-Hopping itineraries from July 26th, departing from Keelung and calling at Penghu, Matzu and Kinmen islands. “After months of detailed planning with the authorities to ensure the safety and health of guests and crew, we appreciate the approval of Explorer Dream resuming cruise operations in Taiwan.  “Dream Cruises will be the first cruise line in…

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UK airlines launch legal action against government quarantine rules | News

British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have launched a combined legal action against what they have branded a “flawed” quarantine introduced by the government earlier this week. From Monday travellers arriving by plane, ferry or train – including UK nationals – must give an address where they will self-isolate. They are requested to self-isolate for two weeks, with rule breakers fined £1,000. Home secretary, Priti Patel, said the laws were designed “to prevent a second wave” of coronavirus. However, the move has been roundly condemned by the travel sector. In a…

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UK airlines launch legal action against government quarantine rules | News

British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair have launched a combined legal action against what they have branded a “flawed” quarantine introduced by the government earlier this week. From Monday travellers arriving by plane, ferry or train – including UK nationals – must give an address where they will self-isolate. They are requested to self-isolate for two weeks, with rule breakers fined £1,000. Home secretary, Priti Patel, said the laws were designed “to prevent a second wave” of coronavirus. However, the move has been roundly condemned by the travel sector. In a…

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ABTA seeks mass action to secure government support for tourism sector | News

ABTA is appealing to its membership and the wider hospitality community to ‘Save Future Travel’. The organisation first called for urgent government intervention to support the travel industry and take action around refunds and other measures several weeks ago. Since then, the association has held discussions with and written to relevant departments and the prime minister multiple times. Despite this, and the government promise to “do whatever it takes” to protect businesses and jobs, the travel industry is still waiting for action, ABTA said. The trade body is now calling…

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Visual One smartens up home security cameras with object and action recognition – TechCrunch

“Smart” cameras are to be found in millions of homes, but the truth is they’re not all that smart. Facial recognition and motion detection are their main tricks… but what if you want to know if the dog jumped on the couch, or if your toddler is playing with the stove? Visual One equips cameras with the intellect to understand a bit more of the world and give you more granular — and important — information. Founder Mohammad Rafiee said that the idea came to him after he got a…

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Caroline Flack: ‘No causal link’ between police action and Love Island host’s death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Caroline Flack won a British Academy Television Award for Love Island in 2018 A watchdog has decided there is no need to investigate police contact with Caroline Flack before her death. The Independent Office for Police Conduct said there was no indication of a “causal link” between the actions of police and the presenter’s death. Officers last had contact with the 40-year-old on 13 December when she was in custody following an alleged assault. The ex-Love Island host, who took her own life in…

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Coronavirus: Outbreak at ‘decisive point’ as WHO urges action

Image copyright EPA Image caption Italy and Iran have become hotbeds of coronavirus infections The coronavirus outbreak has reached a “decisive point” and has “pandemic potential”, World Health Organization head Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus says. His comments come as countries around the world battle to prevent the virus spreading further. For a second day, more cases have been reported outside than inside China. Countries such as Iran and Italy have become major centres of infection, with people travelling from there spreading the virus further afield. Several high-profile Iranian officials have become…

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Newspaper headlines: Coronavirus ‘action plan’ and ‘mass testing’ in UK

Image caption Wednesday’s front pages focus on the accelerated spread of the coronavirus across Europe, after several countries confirmed their first cases and the death toll in Italy rose on Tuesday to 11. The Times lead says ministers are now finalising contingency plans for the UK, which it says include the closure of schools, restricting movement around the country and quarantining families. It adds that people with severe coughs and fevers will be tested in GP surgeries even if they have not travelled abroad. Image caption The Daily Telegraph also…

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Is Fashion All Talk, No Action on Climate? | BoF Professional, The Week Ahead

THE CHEAT SHEET Fashion’s Climate Charter Turns 1 Stella McCartney announced the Fashion Climate Charter at BoF VOICES in 2018 | Source: Getty Images for The Business of Fashion The United Nations’ Conference of the Parties (COP) gathers thousands of climate activists, politicians and other stakeholders for talks in Madrid from Dec. 2 to 13 Directors of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action will present an update on the sustainability initiative on Dec. 9 The charter, unveiled at the 2018 COP, commits brands to the Paris Agreement  One of fashion’s…

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