US Vice President MIke Pence became the target of jokes after he was about to fall down the plane
US Vice President Mike Pence, 61, was the target of social media amusement. That was after he tripped on the stairs of the Air Force Two plane, while boarding, on Tuesday, June 23, at the Washington airport.
He was about to fall on his nose and get seriously injured. Fortunately, he managed to lean on his hands, avoiding a devastating fall.
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This did not spare him the jokes of his followers on the social network, such as: “Hey Pence - Have a nice trip, to see you at the next fall. When you collapse. ” Pence flew to Wisconsin to discuss schools with Education Minister Betsy DeVos.
Comic-tragic situation for the passengers of an air flight. 12 of the 91 passengers on a Qatar plane flying to Athens were tested negative for the new coronavirus. On landing, however, they were tested again, the result being a positive one.
As a result, Greece has suspended all flights to and from Qatar after some passengers on a Doha to Athens flight tested positive for COVID-19. Greek authorities say 12 of the passengers contracted the virus, the rest being healthy. "Because of this, flights to and from Qatar are suspended until June 15," they said.
However, the airline claims that all the passengers of the flight were healthy before boarding, in Doha.
Among those tested positive are nine Pakistani citizens living in Greece, two Greeks living in Australia and a member of a Greco-Japanese family. These people will be quarantined in a hotel for two weeks.
After a gradual exit from isolation on May 4, the tourist season officially begins on June 15 in Greece, with the reopening of seasonal hotels and the resumption of numerous international flights from the regions least affected by the pandemic.
Greece on Friday announced the opening of airports in Athens and Thessaloniki for tourists from 29 countries, including 15 in the European Union, starting June 15.
Between June 15 and 30, the planes will only be able to land in the two cities. The other regional airports and those on the Greek islands will not reopen until July 1.
Labor department claims that 3.3 million Americans lost their job, beating a previous record of 695,000 in October 1982.
The record of jobless people in the US came out the last week as the Covid-19 virus shut down a large part of America’s economy.
According to the labor department, the number of new jobless people cases are claimed by individuals, who are seeking unemployment benefits rose by more than 3 million to 3.28 million from 281,000 the previous week. The situation hits the highest number ever reported, beating the previous record of 695,000 claims filed in comparation with 2 October 1982.
Nearly every state in US felt the impact of Covid-19, the labor department mentioned. Service industries mainly, accommodation and food services, were hard affected. The healthcare and social assistance, arts, entertainment and recreation, transportation and warehousing, but also manufacturing industries felt the impact.
Trump is concerned that the quarantine measures could have more harmful impact than the virus itself , an opinion that is highlighted by the economists and health experts. On Wednesday Trump tweeted: “The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!”
The Senate agreed on passing the largest aid package ever. This being an effort to help struggling American workers, businesses and hospitals during this pandemic. The bill includes $1,200 checks for most Americans.
The House leaders expressed optimism Thursday about swift passage of the emergency $2.2 trillion relief bill aimed at mitigating the financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic but faced a possible procedural needs that could delay sending the measure to President Trump.
Over the past few years, Kanye West has claimed the title of religious leader. And, judging by the tens of thousands of people who regularly attended his Sunday services, he did a good job of messenger messenger.
A new ambitious decision is to become a serious politician. On his Twitter account on Independence Day, Kanye said without a joke that he was running for the country's top post. “Now we must fulfill America’s promise by trusting God, uniting our vision and building our future. I'm running for president of the United States! ” Completing your message with American flag emoji and hashtag # 2020VISION.
The self-confident rapper has already secured solid star (and possibly financial) patronage from tech billionaire Elon Musk, who commented on Kanye’s decision, “Full support!”
West's wife - Kim Kardashian (that's whose curiosity she will follow as the first lady!), The spouse supported, but it was painfully laconic. By reposting Kanye's statement and marking it with the American flag.
More robust third-party commentators note that in many states it is too late to vote as an independent candidate. Therefore, it is currently unclear whether the “official” presidential bid of Kanye will actually be implemented.
The coronavirus spreads and continuously affects everyone, no matter where, on plane or ground. The virus resulted a new record for the world's longest commercial flight in distance, after an Air Tahiti Nui plane was forced to fly from French Polynesia to France in an epic, nonstop, 16-hour trip across 9,765-miles.
On March 14, Air Tahiti Nui flight TN064 from Tahiti to Paris became the longest recorded scheduled passenger flight by distance, The Independent reports. It took it flight from Papeete at 3 a.m., on the local time, on Saturday and touched the ground at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris at 6:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, according to the New York Post.
Though the flight there is a stop in Los Angeles to pick up passengers and refuel, but not this time, due to imposed bans, it was prohibited for the planes that have at the board foreign nations that have been to Europe, to enter the U.S.
From start to finish, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner reportedly spent about 15 hours and 45 minutes flying.
Though the Saturday flight happend because of the current travel ban, it beaten the distance record for a 9,534-mile passenger flight between Singapore and Newark, established by Singapore Airlines.
What are the top 10 longest flights?
- Singapore Airlines: Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN): 9,521 miles; 18 hours, 45 minutes
- Qatar Airways: Auckland (AKL) to Doha (DOH): 9,032 miles; 17 hours, 40 minutes
- Qantas: Perth (PER) to London Heathrow (LHR): 9,010 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Emirates: Auckland (AKL) to Dubai (DXB): 8,824 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- United Airlines (until October 27) and Singapore Airlines (starting November 2): Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN): 8,770 miles; 17 hours, 15-50 minutes
- United Airlines: Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD): 8,596 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Qantas: Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) to Sydney (SYD): 8,578 miles; 17 hours, 15 minutes
- United Airlines and Singapore Airlines: San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN): 8,446 miles; 16 hours, 35-40 minutes
- Delta Air Lines: Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta (ATL): 8,439 miles; 16 hours, 27 minutes
- Etihad: Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Los Angeles (LAX): 8,390 miles; 16 hours, 30 minutes