Netflix’s Blackpink documentary offers a surprisingly intimate look behind the K-pop curtain

Blackpink's Jisoo, clockwise from lower left, Rosé, Jennie and Lisa in a scene from "Light Up the Sky."
Blackpink’s Jisoo, clockwise from bottom left, Rosé, Jennie and Lisa in “Light Up the Sky.” (Netflix)

Blackpink’s debut album hasn’t even been out for two weeks, and already the members of this K-pop girl group have the end in mind.

In fact, Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé and Lisa were pondering their own obsolescence more than a year ago, as we learn in “Light Up the Sky,” a new Netflix documentary about

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It’ll take at least two years for air travel to recover

Yet again, Delta Air Lines posted massive quarterly losses — and the company is warning investors “it may be two years or more” for air travel demand to return to normal.



a fighter jet sitting on top of a runway: MARANA, ARIZONA - MAY 16: Decommissioned and suspended Delta and jetBlue commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Pinal Airpark is the largest commercial aircraft storage facility in the world, currently holding increased numbers of aircraft in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


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MARANA, ARIZONA – MAY 16: Decommissioned and suspended Delta and jetBlue commercial aircrafts are seen stored in Pinal Airpark on May 16, 2020 in Marana, Arizona. Pinal Airpark is the largest commercial aircraft storage facility

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Budget Day is all about short-term changes to catch the eye while ignoring longer-term plans to address bigger picture

EACH year on Budget Day I ask a similar question — why do we cram so many economic changes into a single day?

Just a few issues catch sufficient media and public attention to get proper scrutiny, but the rest just goes by in a blur.

Finance minister Paschal Donohoe and Public Expenditure minister Michael McGrath

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Finance minister Paschal Donohoe and Public Expenditure minister Michael McGrathCredit: PA:Press Association

The Government’s insistence on increasing carbon taxes “per ton” is

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The Home of the ‘Great American Road Trip’

COVID Coincidental

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the hoped-for Fourth of July opening.

“Illinois had a shutdown for nonessential workers, and construction was a gray area but it slowed everything down from the supply chains to the construction to really every aspect of the project, so it was a real challenge,” said Rubenstein. “I think we did a really good job as being able to communicate as much as possible while

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CDC Says 13-Year-Old Girl Spread COVID-19 to 11 Relatives During Summer Vacation

In the last few months, children have vacillated between unlikely vectors and walking biological weapons depending on who you asked and on what day. The CDC is underlining the fact that yes, children can spread coronavirus by sharing a new report on a 13-year-old girl who passed COVID-19 on to 11 of her relatives across four states.

The transmission in question came after the unidentified girl traveled with her family

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Big Island News and Information

Gov. David Ige. Courtesy photo.

All counties will participate in Hawai‘i’s pre-travel coronavirus testing program following negotiations between Gov. David Ige and the mayors of the state’s various counties.

Hawai‘i County will implement the strictest policy, requiring an antigen test for all arriving trans-Pacific travelers. This will be a second test following the mandatory test required at least 72 hours before any travel to Hawai‘i from the mainland. These tests

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6 Wisconsin hotels voted among best in country by Conde Nast Traveler readers

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Hawaii’s murky reopening, more SFO flights, T-giving travel plans + more travel news

In this week’s TravelSkills on SFGATE newsletter…

With just a few days left before Hawaii-bound travelers can skip quarantine and head straight for the beach, the Aloha State’s plan to reopen tourism is showing as many cracks and fissures as a lava field. The confusion and uncertainty around booking trips will likely prevent an onslaught of visitors right away. Plus Oakland just made a very smart move regarding its free … Read More

FILM REVIEW: The Salt In Our Waters (Nonajoler Kabbo) – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writer and Director: Rezwan Shahriar Sumit

 In this film from Bangladesh, artist Rudro travels to a remote fishing village to work on his sculptures. But soon his city ways come into conflict with the village’s traditions, and when the expected shoals of fish fail to appear, the villagers accuse Rudro of offending Allah. What follows is a surprisingly one-sided battle between present day knowledge and parochial superstition.

The sculptures that

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Travel agency wants to expand COVID-19 Atlantic bubble to include Cuban resort



a small boat in a large body of water: Beautiful beach of Varadero in Cuba on a sunny summer day. Photo via GETTYIMAGES.


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Beautiful beach of Varadero in Cuba on a sunny summer day. Photo via GETTYIMAGES.

A Nova Scotia travel agency says it has a way of bringing the Atlantic “bubble” to the Caribbean.

Absolute Travel, located in Halifax, wants to extend the bubble to a resort in Cuba this winter. The plan would provide a potentially COVID-free vacation for Atlantic Canadians looking to escape the winter

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Japan’s Hoshino Resorts to open hotel in China’s Zhejiang in 2021

This supplied photo shows the location Hoshino Resorts Co. plans to open a hotel property in the Mt. Tiantai area in China’s Zhejiang Province. (Photo courtesy of Hoshino Resorts/NNA/Kyodo)


TOKYO (NNA/Kyodo) — Hoshino Resorts Co. plans to open a hotel property in a major sightseeing area of China’s Zhejiang Province in the spring of 2021, the Japanese company said.


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The state releases its list of ‘Trusted Testing and Travel Partners’ – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather

The state of Hawaii will only accept test results from Trusted Testing and Travel Partners listed here: AFC Urgent Care, Bartell Drugs, Carbon Health, CityHealth Urgent Care, Color, CVS Health, Discovery Health MD, Kaiser Permanente, Quest Diagnostics, Vault Health and Walgreens.

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BTS And Blackpink Score The Three Biggest Songs In The World This Week

BTS is back at No. 1 on Billboard’s Global 200 chart, the recently-launched tally which ranks the 200 most-consumed songs on the planet every week…though it’s not with their single

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The Maldives says it will give tourists perks through a new loyalty rewards program



a body of water: The "Maldives Border Miles" is set to launch in December 2020. Shutterstock/LedyX


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The “Maldives Border Miles” is set to launch in December 2020. Shutterstock/LedyX

  • The Maldives plans on launching a loyalty rewards program come December to boost tourism, which has suffered under the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The “Maldives Border Miles” program says visitors will get points for every border crossing, which will get them various perks and benefits, according to its website.
  • What these perks are has yet to be announced.
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Air travel records low COVID-19 infections with 44 total cases | The Guardian Nigeria News

• Local airlines acquires ERJ-145 aircraft
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has demonstrated the low incidence of in-flight COVID-19 transmission with an updated tally of published cases.

Since the start of 2020, there have been 44 cases of COVID-19 reported in which transmission is thought to have been associated with a flight, inclusive of confirmed, probable and potential cases. Over the same period some 1.2 billion passengers have travelled.

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Moon’s got the world in motion: it’s retreating at the speed of nails

Tycho Brahe and Christian Longomontanus – the ‘biggest’ names in Danish astronomy – have now been usurped by researchers from the University of Copenhagen.

A new study reveals that the 17th Century astronomers might have been better served looking to the Earth beneath their feet than the stars above their heads.

Not enough hours in the day 
According to the GLOBE Institute at the University of Copenhagen, the rotation of

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Delta posts $5.4 billion 3Q loss as pandemic hammers travel

The summer travel season was even worse than expected for Delta Air Lines, which said Tuesday that it lost $5.4 billion in the third quarter as people hunkered down at home during the pandemic.

Delta officials pushed back their timetable for breaking even, from year-end to next spring, as their previous expectation that COVID-19 would be contained proved too rosy. The airline’s shares fell almost 3% on Tuesday.

However, Delta’s

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Fun for Kids and Emotional for Grown-Ups

Pixar’s latest, Soul, is heading to the streaming service Disney+ on Christmas Day, but the animated feature just premiered for its first audience at the London Film Festival, and the first reactions out of that social-distancing screening are unsurprisingly positive. Initial reviews aren’t in total agreement, however, on whether Soul is great or just pretty good.

Directed by Up and Inside Out helmer Pete Docter, the movie is being

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ATP Tour Rights Deal Makes Tennis Channel The American Home Of ATP Tour Tennis

Tennis Channel and ATP Media, the broadcast arm of the ATP as the governing body of men’s professional tennis, have concluded a multiyear television and digital rights deal that will

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SAU 16 Joint Board approves $2.5M SAU operations budget – News – seacoastonline.com

EXETER — The SAU 16 Joint Board approved the 2020-21 SAU operations budget after a public hearing and board meeting on Sept. 28.

The $2,552,591 budget represents an increase of .68%, or $17,245.83, over the current year’s budget. It was approved by the Joint Board by a vote of 28-2.

About 91% of the budget is contractual and

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