That Bob Kroll. He doesn’t disappoint. He is what we in this business call good copy. I wish he was on this side of the river. I would have more opportunities to bang out pieces. It did not take long for the controversial head honcho of the Minneapolis Police Federation to publicly thumb his nose once again at elected authority after the city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, ordered a ban on cops undergoing so-called “warrior style” training, whether on duty or off. Those who violate the ban could be subject to discipline, Frey added. “Chief Medaria Arradondo’s police department rests on trust, accountability and professional service,” Frey said during his state of the city address last week. “Whereas fear-based, warrior-style trainings like killology are in direct conflict with everything that our chief and I stand for in our police department. Fear-based trainings violate the values at the very heart of community policing. When you’re … [Read more...] about Rosario: Do we want today’s cops to be more warrior than guardian, vice versa, or both?
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Survey shows slowdown in domestic and inbound travel Growth in U.S. domestic travel is leveling off after displaying months of robust growth, according to a survey by the U.S. Travel Association. In addition, U.S. Travel said that the international market will not expand any further in the next six months. The organization found that although overall travel to and within the U.S. grew 1.6% year over year in September, its Travel Trends Index (TTI) found that domestic travel rates decelerated to a 1.8% increase, with business travel appearing to have plateaued and leisure travel accounting for the small growth. Pacific island Palau is banning many sunscreens to help protect coral reefs If you’re planning on visiting the beaches of Palau, you may have to leave your favorite sunscreen behind. The western Pacific island, which lies west of the Philippines and north of Indonesia, will soon ban many types of sunscreen in an attempt to protect coral reefs. Scientists have … [Read more...] about Travel News: November 9, 2018
Vu Nhom to face trial next month: DongA Bank case Tran Phuong Binh (L), former general director and vice chairman of HCMC-based DongA Bank, and Phan Van Anh Vu (R), former chairman of Danang-based Bac Nam 79 Construction JSC Phan Van Anh Vu, alias Vu Nhom, is expected to stand trial late next month for causing a hefty loss of more than VND200 billion (US$8.5 million) for DongA Commercial Joint Stock Bank (DongA Bank). A source from the HCMC People’s Court told Tuoi Tre newspaper that Vu Nhom, 43, former chairman of Danang-based Bac Nam 79 Construction JSC, and Tran Phuong Binh, 59, former general director and vice chairman of HCMC-based DongA Bank, will go on trial from November 27 to December 25. The other defendants are 20 former senior executives of DongA Bank and four borrowers from the bank involved in the case. They have all been charged with abuse of power to misappropriate assets; deliberate violations of State regulations on economic management; and negligence, … [Read more...] about Social News 1/11
No Vietnamese citizens onboard crashed Indonesian plane No Vietnamese citizens were marked as onboard the Lion Air passenger plane of Indonesia, which crashed into the sea on the morning of October 29, the country’s Vietnamese embassy confirmed. Indonesia’s Tribunsemsel.com and several other local websites have announced a list of the passengers aboard the plane, on which there are no Vietnamese nationals. The plane lost contact with air traffic control just 13 minutes after takeoff. The jet, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, was en route from Jakarta to Pangkakpinang in Bangka Belitung province off Sumatra island. The plane had requested the air traffic control to return to base before disappearing from radar, stated Bambang Ervan, a spokesperson for the Indonesian Ministry of Transport. According to the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas), the total number of people on the plane was 189, including two pilots and six flight attendants. Indonesia has opened a search and … [Read more...] about Social News 31/10
Friday newsletters always feature travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (October 26, 2018): October 2018 luxury travel news. Every last Friday of the month, you can read my news round-up of what’s happening in the world of luxury travel. In this issue: Singapore Airlines launches world’s longest flight Rosewood Hotels to open its first property in the Philippines KLM and Qantas will code share on Europe-Australia routes Westin Hotels & Resorts debuts in the Maldives Nordic carrier Primera Air abruptly ceases operations Hyatt acquires Two Road Hospitality British Airways starts flying to Charlestone Six Senses Krabey Island in Cambodia premiers in December Miami will gets its first Waldorf Astoria hotel St Regis debuts in Zhuhai, China’s premier tourist destination 1. Singapore Airlines launches world’s longest flight Singapore Airlines has launched the world’s longest commercial flight, between Singapore and New … [Read more...] about Travel news: this month (October 2018) in luxury travel