When Air New Zealand and Jetstar resumed domestic passenger flights after the nationwide lockdown, both saw far more bookings than they had expected, showing that domestic carriers here don’t have to work as hard as some of their overseas counterparts to entice people to fly. New Zealand’s relative success in containing the virus undoubtedly has a lot to do with this. … [Read more...] about Could we see the free flights overseas analysts have predicted in New Zealand?
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"In all of this, we're shifting away from the 'employer-choice' model to 'employee-choice.' Think about it -- as employees we've always been told what time to come in, where to work, even what to wear! Moving forward, we have to respect the employee's choice, let them take the responsibility for how they work and give them the tools to be successful."-Nikesh Arora, chairman and CEO, cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks … [Read more...] about Working parents face backlash
“This risk is inherent in the underground market,” said Los Angeles marijuana dispensary owner Jerred Kiloh, who heads United Cannabis Business Association, an industry group. “When you have money and high returns, people want to take that from you.” … [Read more...] about Killing of 7 investigated at California marijuana grow site
Walmart is joining Microsoft's bid to acquire TikTok. The big-box retailer confirmed on Thursday morning that it would add its muscle to the potential deal, one of several options that TikTok owner ByteDance is exploring following President Donald Trump's move to ban the app in the U.S. … [Read more...] about Walmart Joins Microsoft’s Bid for TikTok
Also, the overall weekend according to Comscore finaled at $54.7M, -46% from last weekend, and -60% from the same period a year ago (when Captain Marvel was roaring away). That revised number is down from where we saw the weekend box office on Sunday morning, which was at $55.3M. It’s now the lowest weekend at the box office in 20 years, the last low being the weekend of September 15-17, 2000 when all titles grossed $54.5M led by the Keanu Reeves crime pic The Watcher. … [Read more...] about Box Office Fades To Black As Coronavirus Shuts Down 4K North American Theaters Into May: Where The Studios Stand & What’s Next?
After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who've watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. … [Read more...] about ‘Talentless dumbo bimbos!’ Piers Morgan accuses Kim Kardashian of being PLEASED by Kanye West’s meltdown as it creates storylines in scathing attack as KUWTK is cancelled