Posted on October 11, 2020 by iwano@_84
In the months after Congress allocated of hundreds of millions of dollars to keep airline industry employees working, passenger airlines applied for shares of that money and then then laid off less than 1% of their workers, until the funding ran out.
Airline contractors similarly applied for money and then laid off about 58,000 people, about 35% of their workers, a new report says.
“Contrary to congressional intent, Treasury permitted aviation contractors to lay off thousands of workers and receive full payroll support calculated based on the companies’ pre-pandemic workforce,” according to a report, released Friday by the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.
The report, “Unnecessary Costs: How the Trump Administration Allowed Thousands of Aviation Workers to Lose Their Jobs,” was issued by the House Select Subcommittee
Posted on September 23, 2020 by iwano@_84
Frequent travelers may have noticed a new trend that has been appearing in hotels throughout the country recently. What began overseas during the 80s is now a widespread staple of high-end and luxurious hotels worldwide. Namely, the disappearing hotel shower door. While hotel bathroom showers traditionally include a partition, it is now common to find a shower with a half curve of glass only, or simply a shower head and drain open to the rest of the room. For patrons, the trend may seem bewildering, or downright infuriating, but the days of a shower curtain or door are clearly long gone.
It has been said that the half-door, or no doors, concept serves a handful of purposes that would otherwise not exist with a full partition. Some of these reasons include the illusion of a larger room. Without a shower
Posted on September 22, 2020 by iwano@_84
CUTTACK: THE National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) to take action on the findings and recommendations of the committee constituted by it to probe operation of the Sukinda Road railway siding in Jajpur district.
NGT’s Principal Bench, New Delhi, had constituted the panel to ascertain veracity of the allegations made by Susanta Das of Marthapur that the railway siding which had a per day capacity of loading and unloading 18,547 MT of minerals was operating without required pollution control measures and posing health hazards for the nearby habitation.
While disposing the case, the bench of Justice SP Wangdi (Judicial Member) and Dr Nagin Nanda (Expert Member) in its September 8 order directed the OSPCB to file compliance report within two months. In its report, the Committee had confirmed that the villagers of Nilapada are affected by the siding as