‘Waiting for FEMA’: Displaced and distraught, thousands who fled Louisiana hurricanes languish in hotels

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a tiny hotel room, the couple’s three young children buzzed around them on two beds pushed together. A pile of donated toys sat on the floor near a baby stroller that doubles as a cart to fetch groceries. Cockroaches lurked inside an open cabinet near a mini refrigerator.

“We’re not complaining about it. It’s a place to live,” said Skyla Thomas, 20. “But at the

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Air New Zealand Offers Thousands Of Domestic Fares For Under $60

Air New Zealand is offering more than 140,000 domestic
one-way fares for under $60.

The fares are available
for travel in the second half of November through to the
first half of February 2021.

Air New Zealand Chief
Customer and Sales Officer Leanne Geraghty says the fares
are available to all of the domestic destinations the
airline flies to.

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Emergency accommodation providers claim thousands in wage subsidies | 1 NEWS

Motels and accommodation providers receiving millions of dollars in emergency housing payments from the government have also claimed tens of thousands of dollars in wage subsidies.

New Zealand money.
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One Auckland property management company has been paid more than $12 million to house the homeless over the past 18 months.

But it also managed to get more than $50,000 in wage subsidies – with the Ministry for Social

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Thousands of holidays cancelled as Turkey added to Covid quarantine list | Turkey holidays

Tens of thousands of holidays to Turkey are being cancelled after the UK government added the country to the quarantine list on Thursday night, dashing hopes of a boost for the travel industry from late summer sun and October half-term breaks.

The announcement was tweeted by transport secretary Grant Shapps, stating that all arrivals into the UK from Turkey would need to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on 3

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Tens of Thousands of Palestinian Newborns Blocked from Travelling

Three Palestinian newborn triplets of the al-Saiqli family as they lie sleeping in the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Yunis.

Three Palestinian newborn triplets of the al-Saiqli family, in the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Yunis. Photo: SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images

When Saleh Totah and his wife, Morgan Cooper, had their baby girl Lourice this summer, they couldn’t wait to bring her to California to meet her maternal grandparents. But the couple, based in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, quickly realised they faced an unexpected challenge: according

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Thousands of United and American airline workers furloughed

With air travel shutting down this March, and only just barely starting to bounce back this summer, the airline industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the industry group Airlines for America, air travel is down 70 percent from pre-COVID times. This spring, airlines struck a deal with Congress that, in exchange for billions of dollars in payroll assistance, they wouldn’t lay off employees. At that

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Thousands of runners battle wind and rain for virtual race around the world

Tens of thousands of runners and walkers have taken part in a rain-sodden virtual London Marathon.

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The event, which was postponed from its usual spring date due to coronavirus, saw some 45,000 people complete their own 26.2-mile route around the UK and in more than 100 other countries worldwide.

Many UK runners battled heavy rain, winds and flood warnings, with participants able to take part

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Thousands of expats from Kuwait stuck in the UAE amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Kuwait has announced travel restrictions for flights from about 35 countries.
  • Only 1,500 passengers are being allowed into Kuwait per day.
  • Ticket prices, which generally range between Dh300-500, are now going for as high as Dh8,000.
  • Indian expats in Kuwait are flying through the UAE as direct flights are not available.

Dubai: Thousands of expats from Kuwait, who were looking to fly to their country of residence from their home

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Instagram scam sells ‘half-price’ holidays while robbing hotels of thousands of pounds

A nationwide Instagram scam selling “half-price” holidays is a pertinent reminder that, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Five-star resort Landal Gwel an Mor in Cornwall has lost out on £7,500 in one week alone from the scheme, which purports to offer guests stays at hotels across the country for 50 per cent off.

The way it works is

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Travel CEOs plead to Congress for relief as airlines furlough tens of thousands

The CEOs of 17 of the largest U.S. travel companies on Thursday urged Washington to provide aid as the airline industries furloughed tens of thousands of workers.

“In the strongest possible terms, we urge Congress and the administration to reach agreement before the election on a relief package that will give travel employers—and the millions of livelihoods they support—a fighting chance to survive,” the CEOs stated.

The travel industry accounts

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United, American Airlines to furlough thousands after Congress fails to agree on pandemic relief package – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – American Airlines and United Airlines said they will begin furloughIing 32,000 employees on Thursday. Both of these airlines fly in and out of Indianapolis.

This news comes after lawmakers failed to agree on another pandemic relief package.

The coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, better known as the “Cares Act,” gave airlines $25 billion earlier this year to hold off on job cuts through September.


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Thousands of us could lose our jobs this week if Congress doesn’t step up

As an American Airlines pilot, I’ve seen up close Covid-19’s destructive impact on our company and industry. A quick glance around any large US airport tells the story, with largely empty terminals and dozens of parked aircraft. For those of us still flying, our hours, and thus paychecks, have been reduced. Many of my colleagues chose to minimize their risk of exposure through voluntary leaves of absence or early retirement,

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New wildfires break out in Northern California, burning Napa Valley school, winery, luxury inn and thousands of acres with ‘dangerous rate of spread’

A fast-moving wildfire in California’s Napa Valley wine region devoured a century-old school in St. Helena early Monday after burning a historic winery, nearby luxury inn and several homes, witnesses said.

a fire place: ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: The Glass Mountain Inn burns as the Glass Fire moves through the area on September 27, 2020 in St. Helena, California. The fast moving Glass fire has burned over 1,000 acres and has destroyed homes. Much of Northern California is under a red flag warning for high fire danger through Monday evening. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 27: The Glass Mountain Inn burns as the Glass Fire moves through the area on September 27, 2020 in St. Helena, California. The fast moving Glass fire has burned over 1,000

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Thousands of home carers could get major pay boost after landmark tribunal ruling

Thousands of home carers could receive a pay boost after a tribunal ruling on payments for travelling between appointments.

Unions have long called for workers not to lose out on wages when they are driving from one patient another.

An employment tribunal found contractors commissioned by Haringey Council in North London breached pay rules.

The Government’s National Living Wage is £8.72 an hour, falling to £8.20 for those aged between

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Thousands Of Airline Workers Facing Unemployment As Aid Package Stalls In Congress : NPR

The clock is ticking for tens of thousands of pilots, flight attendants, reservation agents and other airline employees, who will likely lose their jobs on Oct. 1 if Congress doesn’t extend federal aid for the airlines.

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The clock is ticking for tens of thousands of pilots, flight attendants, reservation agents and other airline employees, who will likely lose their jobs on Oct.

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Thousands of Jews from around the world expected to seek Austrian citizenship

JTA — Caroline Wellbery’s father, the late German literary scholar Egon Schwarz, fled Austria with his family after the Nazis annexed the country in 1938, when he was 15. Schwarz ended up studying in the United States and then teaching at Harvard and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

His escape was “a deeply life-changing event for him, and it permeated our household for the entirety of our lives,” said

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B.C. rural residents say travelling for health care can cost thousands

Quadra Island, B.C., resident Mike Windrim has logged a lot of miles and doled out a lot of money over the years to get the medical care he needs.

The 66-year-old was diagnosed 14 years ago with a bone marrow disease that affects the normal functioning of his internal organs.

So, like many other residents of rural and remote communities in B.C., he has to travel off island, and long

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Thousands of Hurricane Laura Evacuees Still Sheltering at North Texas Hotels, Many Say Resources Are Not Coming Fast Enough

Thousands of Hurricane Laura Evacuees are currently being housed in hotels throughout the DFW area. But they said the arrival of additional daily necessities has been slow.

Darchel Levy knows what it’s like to be uprooted and forced to relocate. She lives in North Texas now, but it wasn’t always home.

“I know the process. It’s hard, it’s stressful,” said Levy. “I myself and my family evacuated here to Dallas

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