By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Scandinavian airline SAS cancelled hundreds of flights scheduled for Sunday as a pilot strike entered its second day, disrupting the travel plans of tens of thousands of passengers. SAS pilots went on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, grounding around 70 percent of the airline's flights and hitting some 170,000 people over the weekend alone. "We deeply regret that our customers are affected by the ongoing pilot strike," SAS said in a statement on Saturday outlining its flight cancellations for the rest of the weekend. "Due to the strike another estimated 64,000 passengers will be affected when 587 flights are cancelled across Scandinavia." SAS has taken steps such as offering free food to passengers waiting to find alternative flights at airports across Scandinavia, but several travellers complained on social media that they were unable to reach the airline's customer services. "Hey SAS I've been trying to contact you for a day now," … [Read more...] about SAS pilot strike grounds more flights across Scandinavia
The Danish government is moving forward with a plan to build nine artificial islands on the coast of Copenhagen. The project, which hopes to attract tech companies, has been touted by the head of the Danish chamber of commerce as “the European Silicon Valley.” The architect has reserved space for the biggest waste-to-energy plant in Northern Europe, which could reduce carbon emissions. Copenhagen has an obsession with islands. Months after the city announced a $US3 billion plan to alleviate its housing shortage with an island built for 35,000 people, the Danish government sanctioned a proposal to build nine artificial islets in Hvidovre, part of the greater Copenhagen area. Read more:Sri Lanka is building a $US15 billion metropolis meant to rival cities like Hong Kong and Dubai The latest project is impressive in both size and scale. At an anticipated 33 million square feet, it’s set to become the largest area of reclaimed land – land that’s … [Read more...] about Copenhagen wants to build 9 artificial islands to house ‘the European Silicon Valley.’ Take a look at the plan.
By E.J. Dionne Jr. Published 11:49 am PST, Monday, January 21, 2019 President Ronald Reagan, speaking at his 1988 State of the Union Address, held up a 14-pound continuing resolution for the budget, part of a total package weighing 43-pounds, which the president said was two months late from Congress. less President Ronald Reagan, speaking at his 1988 State of the Union Address, held up a 14-pound continuing resolution for the budget, part of a total package weighing 43-pounds, which the president said was two ... more Photo: Bob Daugherty / Associated Press 1988 Photo: Bob Daugherty / Associated Press 1988 Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 President Ronald Reagan, speaking at his 1988 State of the Union Address, held up a 14-pound continuing resolution for the budget, … [Read more...] about Hating government won’t improve it
In 2014, furniture designer Jamie Wolfond started a small business with the goal of making affordable, well-designed products. Called Good Thing, the company’s ambition was to support up-and-coming American designers while making good design accessible to the rest of us. The partnership is one of many West Elm–which is owned by one of the world’s largest etailers, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.–has inked with independent designers over the past five years. Other brands include Goods That Matter, Dusen Dusen, and Hemlock & Heather, making West Elm an unlikely incubator for small studios. By working with smaller makers, West Elm hopes to lure consumers with more unique offerings than some of its biggest competitors–Wayfair and Amazon. As for what the partnership says about the ability of small design outfits to survive independently in the United States, Wolfond suggests that American consumers haven’t embraced design as fully as consumers in … [Read more...] about West Elm snaps up prestigious independent design brand
By Nigel Hunt and Michael Hogan LONDON/HAMBURG (Reuters) - Sales of British malting barley to European Union brewers and malt producers for delivery after Brexit have come to a virtual stop because of uncertainty about future trading relations. The standstill in so-called forward export sales for delivery in coming months means UK farmers are not able to take advantage of current attractive prices and are losing business to other EU suppliers, traders said. "They have essentially lost market access at this point of time for forward sales which is frustrating because commercially it is the right thing to do, forward prices are high," said Jack Watts, chief combinable crops adviser with the National Farmers Union, which represents farmers in England and Wales. Britain, which counts barley as its second most important arable crop after wheat, is due to leave the EU on March 29 and there is still no final deal on future trading terms. Forward sales of malting barley for delivery after … [Read more...] about Hangover for UK farmers as Brexit uncertainty hits brewing barley sales to EU