‘Only for the wealthy’: Airlines slam UK foreign travel rules

first_imgThursday was busiest day of air travel since start of pandemic May 9, 2021 Advertisement Biden administration to restrict travel from India May 3, 2021 UNITED KINGDOM / CNN — Airlines based in the United Kingdom are arguing that expensive mandatory coronavirus tests will make vacations and family visits unaffordable for everyone but the rich.The UK government unveiled the “traffic signal” framework on Friday — allowing Brits to travel to “green” countries that are low risk as long as they take a COVID-19 test when they return home. The government is requiring expensive PCR tests — each one costing about £120 ($165), adding £480 ($660) to the travel bill for a family of four.Travel from the United Kingdom has been banned for months except for people with a “reasonable excuse.” But foreign trips could return as soon as May 17 under the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions introduced in January.“The insistence on expensive and unnecessary PCR testing rather than rapid testing — even for low-risk countries — will pose an unsustainable burden on passengers, making travel unviable and unaffordable for many people,” said Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, which represents carriers including British Airways, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic. Advertisement“It is also a further setback for an industry on its knees,” he added.Virgin Atlantic CEO Shai Weiss said that travel to and from “green” countries should be unrestricted without testing.The testing and quarantine requirements could deter many Brits from traveling abroad, meaning a second consecutive summer without the quick and easy budget getaways to countries including Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece that have largely replaced domestic holidays in recent decades. RELATEDTOPICS Technical error briefly delays American Airlines travelers May 23, 2021 AdvertisementTags: air travelairlineTravel RSW sees near-record passenger count in April May 19, 2021 AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments The UK government said that foreign travel restrictions would be reviewed on June 28, “to take account of the domestic and international health picture, and to see whether current measures could be rolled back.” Subsequent reviews will take place no later than July 31 and October 1.“The framework announced today will help allow us to reopen travel safely and sustainably, ensure we protect our hard-won achievements on the vaccine roll out, and offer peace of mind to both passengers and industry as we begin to take trips abroad once again,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. Advertisementlast_img read more

Unplag Plagiarism Busters Contest

first_imgUnplag Plagiarism Busters Contest ← Film4Climate Global Video Competition 212 Photography Istanbul +1 The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest 2021 Deadline: 18 August 2016Open to: everyone who is in age of majority in country of Participant’s citizenshipAward: USD 150DescriptionUnplag plagiarism checker has launched a USD 150 contest for students worldwide! This is a creative writing contest where the main goal is to use original writing skills and use your fantasy! Just let the imagination run free and enjoy the process! All you need to do is to follow Unplag Facebook page, make a repost of the Contest Terms and share on your Facebook Timeline a short story (up to 300 words) describing your actions in the following situation – “ The army of ghosts is overrunning your school/college/university” – and add the hashtags #Unplag and #PlagiarismBusters.EligibilityEssay evaluation will be provided by Unplag team and based on the quality and creativity of your written stories. The evaluation of the essays will be according to the following criteria:Originality;Creative thinking;Sense of humor;Flight of fancy.Grammatical correctness is also the essential requirement.AwardWinner essay will win a prize in amount of USD 150.How to apply?The Contest is open from July 20, 2016 till August 18, 2016. If you post your entry later than 11:59 PM GMT on August 18, 2016, it will not be considered;Follow the Unplag Facebook Page during the Contest Period and make a repost of the Contest Terms;Write your story (up to 300 words) on your Facebook Timeline with hashtags #Unplag and #PlagiarismBusters.For more information please visit the official website. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Fourth Human Rights Youth Challenge Tweetcenter_img LinkedIn 0 Similar Stories Share 0 Pocket Reddit August 5, 2016 Published by sanja Microsoft Software Engineer Graduate and Internship Opportunities →last_img read more

Wison, VGS Sign LNG FRU Contract

first_imgWison Offshore & Marine announced the award of a binding agreement with Vessel Gasification Solutions (VGS) of New Jersey, USA, for the supply of the industry’s first barge-based floating LNG regasification unit (FRU) to be installed offshore India.The FRU, which will be owned by VGS, will consist of a newbuild, non-propelled barge equipped to perform the regasification and send out of a maximum of 1,000MMscf/d of gas. The facility will be moored on a jetty structure located approximately 8km offshore Andhra Pradesh on India’s eastern coast, to the northeast of the Kakinada Anchorage Port, alongside a permanent floating storage unit (FSU) that will be used as the LNG offloading point for trading tankers. Furthermore, the FRU will be adequately sized to allow for the future expansion of the regasification capability by an additional 750MMscf/d of gas within the next few years in order to meet the rapidly growing natural gas requirements in the region.Under the agreement, Wison Offshore & Marine affiliates will be responsible for the turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) of the unit and will lead the project from its Shanghai operational center with construction to be performed at Wison’s wholly-owned fabrication facility located in Nantong, China.“With the execution of this agreement, Wison has allowed VGS to significantly increase the first-mover advantage we have established on India’s East Coast,” said Gaurav Tiwari, President of VGS. “Taken with the appointment of Exmar to operate and manage the Kakinada LNG Import Terminal, along with the finalization of the Project’s insurance structuring, stitching up these three critical milestones keeps with the fast-track timetable with which we are driving the project forward. Now, with Wison and Exmar partnered for the Project’s implementation we can continue to move forward briskly, but also with great certitude.”“We are very excited to be moving forward with VGS on this project and provide another innovative LNG facility to the market,” added L. Dwayne Breaux, President of Wison Offshore & Marine “The FRU will be the integral part of VGS’s plan to meet a significant energy need in the Indian market. The fact that VGS has entrusted the delivery of this unit to Wison is a testament to our strong relationship with this key player in the LNG market and our growing position in the industry as a trusted supplier of LNG facilities.”[mappress]LNG World News Staff, January 21, 2014; Image: VGSlast_img read more