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Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Other than the United Kingdom, however, no other European country has made a decision to follow the lead of the US, which issued its electronics ban from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa on March 20. 'Most of our business and cruise travelers want to stay connected and to be productive during their flights especially on today's long haul flights of 12 hours or more, ' Davey said.

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Jordan Airline encourages passengers to talk to each other after laptop ban

That's because those electronics won't be allowed on board as cabin luggage - they'll have to be checked in‚ and airlines take no responsibility for theft of or damage to such "valuables". The British government announced the electronics ban Tuesday following the USA due to an unspecified terrorist threat. No U.S. airlines are impacted because none of them have direct flights from the select airports.

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John Legend's Louis Vuitton Bag Snatched at JFK Airport

The Grammy and Academy-award winning singer addressed the situation on Twitter and confirmed the bag was taken when it was left unattended on the cart, shooting down reports that a livery cab driver had stolen it. The man returned the bag to Port Authority officials, who gave it back to Legend. Cops were supposed to return the bag and all of its contents to Legend on Friday.

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Jordan airline suggests flyers 'talk' during laptop ban

The Abu Dhabi airport, included in the ban , even has a U.S. Department of Homeland Security-run pre-clearance facility for flights stateside. "Emirates can confirm that as per the new security directive issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)‚ electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone‚ excluding medical devices‚ cannot be carried in the cabin of the aircraft‚ an airline spokesman said".

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Simon Property Group, Inc. (SPG): What's the Story?

SPG has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 28.62, Forward P/E of 23.14, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 96.6 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 21.02. was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Goldman Sachs. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $1.34B, according to the sentiments of 4 analysts.

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Turkish Airlines implements electronic device measure

But Emirates Airline took another approach and updated a commercial starring Jennifer Aniston. "Who needs tablets and laptops anyway?" the company asked. Emirates said on Thursday it was introducing a "laptop and tablet handling service" for US-bound flights which would allow passengers to use their devices until just before they board.

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Two months in, Donald Trump suffers string of defeats

Here is an assessment of his claims. "We have got to do better and we will", he said . That's the good news for President Trump and Speaker Ryan. The White House was already starting to point the finger at Ryan for making health-care reform the first legislative priority of the new Republican-controlled Washington .

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Failure Of Health Care Bill Is An Indictment Of GOP Leadership

House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed Obamacare will be "the law of the land" for the foreseeable future , noting he expects the state of health care to continue to get worse. Republicans have been dreaming to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act since it became law in 2010. White House press secretary Sean Spicer admitted that this goal was "an ambitious one", but one that the administration was "going to try to stick to".

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Royal Jordanian Airlines Pokes Fun At Trump's Laptop Ban

Earlier this week, the White House banned nine airlines from eight Muslim countries from carrying most electronic devices on flights to the United States. Royal Jordanian said on Twitter it has received the instructions from "the concerned U.S. departments". And Turkish Airlines offered to make up for the ban with two billion minutes of entertainment on air.

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Emirates responds to 'laptop ban' with handling service

The US government's new ban on personal electronics in airplane cabins-provoked by concerns that terrorists may modify such products to become explosive devices-has understandably alarmed parents. The U.K.'s ban applies to flights originating from six countries: Turkey , Lebanon , Egypt , Saudi Arabia , Jordan and Tunisia . The boxes will be returned to the travelers once they reach the US.

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Freedom Caucus drives dagger into heart of young Trump presidency

With no Democrats supporting the bill, he needed Ryan's whips to get it passed, and so he sank back into Ryan's ideology. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort. But the final negotiations over the vote have been a study in Republican political identity. Trump put the real blame on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minortiy Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who both applauded the fact that Obamacare would remain in place.

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Laptop ban: airline tells bored passengers to 'analyse meaning of life'

A few days after US officials banned passengers from carrying electronics larger than a cellphone into the cabin on direct flights arriving from some Middle Eastern countries, Royal Jordanian Airlines has turned around with its own response.

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Here's the full-length Love Actually 2 trailer!

Liam jokes that of the returning cast, which also includes Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy , Andrew Lincoln , Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon he's probably aged the best. The highly-anticipated Love Actually reunion received applauds from fans and they shared their excitement on social media as they got to watch their favourite characters back on screens through a special episode on the Red Nose Day .

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Francesca's (NASDAQ:FRAN) revenue for Q4 came in at $146.3 million

The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $17.42. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Francesca's Holdings Corp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 8th.

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Woody Harrelson's Han Solo Mentor is New to 'Star Wars' Canon

The actor recently spoke with Collider and naturally, the subject of the Han Solo movie came up. And lest you think this is a misreported quote, Variety confirmed what Iger said: " You'll also discover how he got his name ". We're not entirely sure what the reports mean when they say the movie will unveil how Han Solo got his name. The Han Solo movie is just over a year away, slated for a May 25, 2018 release.

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HK recalls frozen meat imported from Brazilian plants

All four facilities are being investigated by Brazil's federal authorities in the Weak Flesh Probe, according to a list posted on Brazil's Agriculture Ministry website. It said Friday that the temporary import suspension will be maintained. Both companies have denied any wrongdoing. Brasilia- Saudi Arabia announced Thursday a decision to stop importing beef and poultry products from four Brazilian companies, over concerns about food safety after accusations that individuals had been ...

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Google Plans Major Blow for Symantec Certs

An incremental distrust, spanning a series of Google Chrome releases, of all currently-trusted Symantec-issued certificates, requiring they be revalidated and replaced. "We strongly object to the action Google has taken to target Symantec SSL/TLS certificates in the Chrome browser", it said. Google has proposed a number of steps to Symantec to restore its confidence in the company again.

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Traders Checklist Stock: MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM)

MGM Resorts International's revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter past year. At the end of December 2016 reporting period, 254 institutional holders increased their position in MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) by some 58,554,210 shares, 175 decreased positions by 54,138,302 and 42 held positions by 303,944,287.

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How Some Airlines Are Getting Around Trump's Electronics Ban

While Middle Eastern airlines grapple with carry-on bans for laptops on flights to the USA and Britain, one carrier is encouraging passengers to do the unthinkable: actually talk to each other. In a social media post, Amber Dubey, partner and head of aerospace and defence for KPMG in India, said, "The gadget ban is a threat to hub airports and airlines in UAE, Qatar and Turkey".

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India to seal borders with Bangladesh entirely

During the hour-long meeting, the Home Minister was given a detailed presentation on the prevailing situation in the Northeast, especially militancy in the region. "That's why, the trust and belief of the people towards BSF have increased", the Home Minister told reporters. Singh also spoke about the planning for an effective grievances redressal mechanism in the forces which will be implemented soon.

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What The US and UK Laptop Carry-On Bans Mean For Australians

Some business leaders in the Middle East have suggested the US electronics ban may be aimed at disadvantaging Gulf carriers who are accused by their American rivals of taking huge government subsidies. He believes the decision behind the laptop ban lies with the Trump administration's policy on battling jihadist groups. It is "amazing" to suggest that Dubai Airport isn't as other airports in Asia, Europe or North America, according to Emirates president Tim Clark.

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Buys 6518 Shares of Philip Morris International Inc. (PM)

The company is expected to report earnings of $1.03 a share for the next quarter. Receive Philip Morris International Inc News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Philip Morris International Inc with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter .

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Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for USA flights

Only 6% connect to the WiFi with their laptops, and 4% do so with their tablets. The United Arab Emirates flagship carrier, Emirates Airline, posted a video on social media with the slogan "let us entertain you". transit through airports in the Middle East. Carriers in Turkey, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have bought hundreds of new jets to open new routes across the planet, much to the consternation of big US and European airlines .

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Emirates introduces measures in response to USA electronic devices ban

Emirates is now scrambling to ensure it is in compliance by a Saturday morning deadline - a target Clark said it would meet a day early. So, a passenger on board an Emirates Mumbai-Dubai-Dallas flight, would need to check in the laptop in Mumbai itself.

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Turkish Airlines says can use laptop until boarding after ban

Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, said he'd been briefed on the situation and that the steps are "both necessary and proportional". Emirates' service offers a partial fix. Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates is the busiest airport in the world and handled 78 million passengers in 2015.

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Airlines In The Middle East Are Coping With Yet Another US Ban

US-bound passengers transiting in Dubai will be able to use their devices on the first part of their journey, and at Dubai International, before handing them over at the gate, where they will be "carefully packed into boxes, loaded into the aircraft hold, and returned to the customer at their USA destination".

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Will Google Advertising Flap Boost Facebook, TV Networks?

While this controversy has not impacted Google's main revenue base-ads on top of search results-they are certainly affecting bottom lines. Johnson & Johnson said it "has chose to pause all YouTube digital advertising globally to ensure our product advertising does not appear on channels that promote offensive content".

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Alphabet chair says Google can't guarantee comprehensive brand safety

J&J said it wanted to ensure that its product advertising did not appear on channels that promote "offensive content". A Google spokesman didn't respond to a request for comment regarding the latest advertiser pullback, but earlier in the week said the company had begun "an extensive review of our advertising policies and have made a public commitment to put in place changes that give brands more control over where their ads appear".

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This Graphic Shows Why Google Got in Trouble Over Ad Placement

AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), rental vehicle giant Enterprise Holdings and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) have frozen non-search advertising on Google as well as YouTube . "There is no more important asset for a marketer than the brand", Bob Liodice, CEO of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), said in a statement addressing YouTube's issues earlier today.

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Shots Fired Outside UK Parliament, Reports Say

London police were called to the Parliament building after reports of gunfire and a vehicle crashing into a crowd at Westminster Bridge near Britain's parliament. In all, he killed four people and left more than two dozen hospitalized in what authorities called a terrorist attack. Police in bright fluorescent jackets shepherded tourists, officers, journalists and lawmakers away from the scene as they emptied the streets around Parliament block by block."We were obviously prepared for ...

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Republic ranks nearly bottom of list for maternity leave

At the top of the table is Croatia, which offers decently paid maternity leave for six months. Mothers in Estonia, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, France, Malta and Switzerland can expect three months or more. States offering more than four months include Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. "There needs to be a joined-up approach, looking at everything from childcare to training and development and careers advice in schools".

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Google loses more top advertisers amid placement nightmare

Google has said it is retooling its video verification process and introducing new artificial intelligence in response to the problem. The company's two big initiatives were programmatic advertising and YouTube . The end result is that YouTube enjoys 400 hours of video uploaded every minute and 1 billion hours of video consumed every day, with around $11 billion in revenue past year.

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See the Aftermath of the London Attack Near United Kingdom Parliament

The Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility behind Britain's deadliest terror attack in 12 years. Police said the attacker was a British citizen named Khalid Masood, born in Kent, in southeast England. Mr Khan's note and flowers were placed outside of New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Force. A vehicle had also ploughed into a crowd of people on Westminster bridge, killing one woman and injuring many, and three French teenagers on a school trip to ...

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FTSE 100 watch: Footsie retreats amid Trump policy doubts

Interactive Investor head of investment Rebecca O'Keeffe says: "Financials and commodities have been the winners since the USA election and these are the sectors under most pressure now as concerns rise that the Trump trade has gone too far, too fast, without seeing the relevant policy changes to support market expectations".

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Lilly expands diabetes production in commitment to United States manufacturing

The company reported an impressive total revenue of 21.22 Billion in the last fiscal year. The stock is going forward its fifty-two week low with 29.88% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -2.48%. The stock climbed 15.82 percent over the past quarter, while surged 5.78 percent over the past six months. The share price of the stock surged 20.42% for the year.


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