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To meet her sales targets, the betel nut “must be delicious.” she told CNN in an email. A betel nut stall in Taipei. “I loved driving there because there were the betel nut girls,” she recalled in a phone interview. One of Han's subjects, Ju Ju, is pictured at a booth in the city of Taoyuan. But Ju Ju has since grown to value the stability of the job.
Persons: Mong Shuan, Mong, Constanze Han, , , we’d, Han, Han “, ’ ”, Susan Meiselas, Xiao Hong, Ju, Ju Ju, , Constanze Organizations: CNN, Mong, , island’s Ministry of Health, Welfare Locations: Taiwan, Asia, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York, America, New England, New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Constanze
JetBlue Airways shares tumbled more than 10% in premarket trading Tuesday after the airline lowered its 2024 revenue forecast, a setback as it tries to return to profitability. The carrier said second-quarter revenue would likely drop as much as 10.5% on the year, more than double the decline analysts polled by LSEG expected. JetBlue has been on a cost-cutting spree, culling unprofitable routes, and focusing on those with steady demand and high sales for premium seats. JetBlue earlier this year said it would defer $2.5 billion in aircraft spending until the end of the year. Revenue dropped 5.1% from last year to $2.21 billion, matching LSEG revenue expectations.
Persons: LSEG, Joanna Geraghty, Pratt Organizations: JetBlue Airbus A321neo, AMS EHAM, JetBlue Airways, JetBlue, Spirit Airlines, Pratt & Whitney, Revenue Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands, New York, Delta, America
This spring is the 400th anniversary of the founding of New York — or, to be precise, of the Dutch colony that became New York once the English took it over. That settlement gave rise to a city unencumbered by old ways and powered by pluralism and capitalism: the first modern city, you might say. Yes, New Netherland, the Dutch colony, and New Amsterdam, the city that became New York, created the conditions for New York’s ascent, and helped shape America as a place of tolerance, multiethnicity and free trade. But the Dutch also established slavery in the region and contributed to the removal of Native peoples from their lands. Efforts to commemorate the occasion have been slowed, in part, by controversy and confusion because we can’t agree on what our past means.
Organizations: New, York Historical Society Locations: New York, New Netherland, New Amsterdam, Independence
Some reportedly shouted at Jewish students and made antisemitic statements. Still, some Jewish students who are supporting the pro-Palestinian demonstrations on campus said they felt solidarity, not a sense of danger, even as they denounced the acts of antisemitism. Image Grant Miner, a Jewish graduate student at Columbia University, says he doesn’t feel unsafe on campus. Jewish students get harassed trying to leave @Columbia’s campus tonight. Image At the “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” on the Columbia campus, tents were crowded together Sunday night.
Persons: Eric Adams, ” Andrew Bates, Nemat Shafik, Minouche, “ Al, Adams, Grant Miner, Bing Guan, New York Times “, , U2Ii5GTuLm — David lederer, @Davidlederer6, , Eliana Goldin, Aryeh, . Goldin, Samantha Slater, Shafik, Mr, Miner, ” Makayla, Gubbay, , “ There’s, ” Ms, Elie Buechler, Rabbi Buechler, Hillel, ” Brian Cohen, Noah Levine, “ I’m, Xavier Westergaard, Sharon Otterman Organizations: Columbia, Jewish, White, New, , Columbia University, Credit, New York Times, Palestinian, Israel, University, New York Police Department, Barnard College, Gaza Solidarity, New York Times Students, Ivy League, Campus, , Hillel, Broadway, Jewish Voice, Peace Locations: Upper Manhattan, New York City, American, Israel, Columbia, Poland, @Columbia’s, Europe, Chabad, Gaza, Palestine, Amsterdam
CNN —A rabbi associated with Columbia University’s Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus recommended that Jewish students “return home as soon as possible and remain home” amid ongoing protests denouncing the war in Gaza and demanding the university divest from Israel. Recent events at the university “have made it clear that Columbia University’s Public Safety and the NYPD cannot guarantee Jewish students’ safety,” Buechler wrote in the message. By contrast, the campus Hillel said in a Sunday post on X that they “do not believe that Jewish students should leave” the campus. “Columbia students organizing in solidarity with Palestine – including Jewish students – have faced harassment, doxxing, and now arrest by the NYPD. These are the main threats to the safety of Jewish Columbia students,” Jonathan Ben-Menachem, a PhD student, told CNN.
Persons: CNN —, , Rabbi Elie Buechler, Barnard Hillel, Jake Tapper, ” Buechler, Hillel, , ” Jonathan Ben, Menachem, , , Yonah Hain, John Chell, Israel Organizations: CNN, Columbia, Orthodox Union Jewish Learning, Jewish, Public, “ Columbia University, University Administration, Broadway, NYPD, Jewish Columbia, , Gaza Solidarity, Center, Columbia University, Columbia University Apartheid, , Justice, Peace, Yale, Harvard, University of North, Boston University, International Court, United Nations ’ Locations: Gaza, Israel, of New York, Amsterdam, , Palestine, university’s, University of North Carolina, South Africa
CNN —In travel news this week: the world’s best and busiest airports, the European capital banning new hotels, the Hawaiian attraction being removed because of bad tourist behavior, plus the real-life animal crossing being built over a California freeway. Snakes will, however, be very welcome on “the world’s largest wildlife crossing,” under construction over the major 101 Freeway in Los Angeles. The Wallis Annenberg overpass will span 10 lanes and provide safe passage for mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, toads and even ants. World’s best and busiest airportsThe world’s busiest airports were revealed in an annual ranking released Monday, with Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International holding strong in the No. US National Park Week starts April 20, kicking off with a free entry day on Saturday to all NPS sites.
Persons: Wallis, It’s, Alyssa Kopp, Mary Gomes Kopp, Doha’s, Florence’s, it’s, America’s Organizations: CNN, Aegean Airlines, Atlanta’s Hartsfield, Jackson International, UAE, Qatar, Doha’s Hamad international Airport Locations: California, Tokyo, Osaka, Los Angeles, Crete, Europe, Dubai, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Canary, Spanish, Africa, Italy, Ponte, Lake Mead, Hawaii
Liz Humphreys moved to Europe with her husband and raised her son in Berlin until he was 6. AdvertisementMy family has been back in New York City for a year and a half, and we're still struck by all the "rules" surrounding kids here. JF GrossenBerlin was affordable for raising a family and had great childcareIn 2012, my husband and I moved to Europe from New York City for work. He also had difficulty adjusting to all of the structure around the school day. In the 2024 Safety Index by Global Residence Index, Berlin ranked 46, while New York City was 107.
Persons: Liz Humphreys, , Prenzlauer Berg, resignedly, we're, JF Grossen, it's, I've Organizations: Service, JF, London —, Berlin, New Locations: Europe, Berlin, New York, Prenzlauer, playdates, New York City, Amsterdam, London, Germany, Manhattan, Kita, Germnay
This means: no overtourism, no new hotels, and no more than 20 million hotel overnight stays by tourists per year,” it said in a statement. This is the latest in a series of measures the Dutch capital has taken to mitigate the issue of overtourism in the city. Last year, the Amsterdam City Council voted to ban cruise ships and close its cruise terminal. The city also banned the use of marijuana on public streets in the red light district and ended guided tours that passed by sex workers’ windows. Under a 2021 ordinance called “Amsterdam Tourism in Balance,” the city council is “obliged to intervene” when tourism numbers reach 18 million people.
Organizations: CNN, Amsterdam City Locations: Netherlands, Amsterdam, Balance
Amsterdam has been searching for any way to rein in the number of tourists that visit the city every year. The city has also long tried to control the crowds in its red-light district, where rowdy groups of tourists often cause disruptions to local residents. It has added stricter rules about smoking marijuana. It has banned new tourist shops. And still, the people keep coming.
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CNN —Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs, remained in disarray Thursday after unprecedented heavy rain led to airliners having to negotiate flooded runways. Delays and cancelations caused by the flooding have led to ongoing congestion at Dubai International Airport. The tarmac of Dubai International Airport was left submerged. Some residents were seen rowing canoes outside their homes, and one viral video on social media showed residents wake boarding on a flooded street in a residential area. Amr Alfiky/ReutersOther videos from social media showed water rushing through a major shopping mall and inundating the ground floor of homes.
Persons: Rula Rouhana, Mohit Mehta, , , ” Mehta, Amr Alfiky, Mister Funk, Christopher Pike, Madiha Khawaja, Khawaja, Sheikh Zayed, cleanups, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al, Nahyan Organizations: CNN — Dubai International Airport, Emirates, Flydubai, , , Dubai International Airport, Rula, Reuters, United Arab, Dubai International, CNN, UAE, “ Emirates, Bloomberg, Getty Images Municipal, Abu Dhabi . Schools Locations: United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Gurgaon, India, Amsterdam, UAE, Gulf of Oman, Oman, Iran, London, Sheikh, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
I stayed in a houseboat in Amsterdam for four nights. Even though it was on the pricier side, it was worth it to live like a local for a few days. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers.
Persons: Organizations: Service, Washington Post, Business Locations: Amsterdam, Airbnb, Netherlands
Global airlines are governed by nine "freedoms of the air," drafted 80 years ago in 1944. The fifth freedom can give airlines a competitive edge and help capitalize on demand. "Five Freedom Agreements"Qantas flies a Boeing 787 on its fifth freedom route between Sydney and New York. Seventh FreedomThe seventh freedom is similar to the fifth freedom but takes out the limitation of where the route must start or end. Ninth FreedomAdvertisementThis cabotage freedom allows an airline of one nation to fly between two points in a separate single country.
Persons: , Vytautas Kielaitis, Taylor Rains, Toshi, Nicolas Economou Organizations: Service, International Civil Aviation Organization, United Nations, Chicago Convention, ICAO, Chicago, European Union, Singapore Airlines, Airbus, Qantas, Google Flights, United Airlines, FAA, Emirates, Latam Airlines, Atlantic . Emirates, luxe, Forbes, Air Senegal, Boeing, Ryanair, Getty, Nice Locations: New York, Singapore, Frankfurt, Germany, Emirates, JFK, Milan, Newark, Athens, Dubai, Australian, Sydney, Auckland , New Zealand, Cebu, Philippines, Tokyo, , Mexico City, Barcelona, Santiago, Chile, Auckland, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Australia, Dakar, Baltimore, Ireland, Rome, Vilnius, Lithuania, Paris
The informal walking tour came to a pause on Amsterdam Avenue, outside a brick building where a beloved Upper West Side pizzeria had recently been replaced by yet another rogue weed shop. 23 — an entry on an oversize spreadsheet tracking the explosion of unlicensed cannabis stores in her district since New York legalized the drug in 2021. “These guys are currently out of compliance with absolutely everything,” he muttered before moving on to the next shop. At last count, there were 56 unlicensed shops within about 200 square blocks, twice as many as a year ago. Brewer, a 72-year-old former Manhattan borough president, came to be a leading combatant in New York’s madcap battle against illegal weed, you need to know about just one: Zaza Waza.
Persons: Gale Brewer, Sam Goldsmith, Brewer, Zaza Organizations: West Locations: Amsterdam, New York, Manhattan
Most were punched in the face — unprovoked, at random — in Manhattan south of Midtown and during the day. “I remember thinking it sounded so absurd that it couldn’t really have been a thing,” Ms. Pires, who comes to the city often, told me recently. The beauty of an accuser all too often breeds suspicion, however prejudicially, especially if the accuser is a TikTok influencer with more than a million followers. She registered that he was “quite well dressed,” but almost nothing else made an impression. Before she knew it he struck her with his fist, hitting her on the right side of her head.
Persons: Lisa Pires, Ms, Pires, ’ ” Halley McGookin, Organizations: Women’s Locations: New York, Amsterdam, Manhattan, Midtown, Essex
She began the body of work from which “White Shoes” is drawn during graduate studies at the International Center of Photography (ICP) program at Bard College. Nona Faustine/Courtesy Brooklyn MuseumFor centuries, New York City played a significant role in the enslavement of Black people. By 1730, forty-two percent of White households in the city enslaved Black people — the second-largest percentage of household slave ownership, after Charleston, South Carolina, in the United States. A tiara is balanced on her head, representing Western royalty and the dehumanizing ways White people treated enslaved Black women. Faustine's "White Shoes" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum opens with her 2012 shot "Venus of Vlacke Bos," (far left).
Persons: Nona Faustine, Faustine, ” Faustine, , Jacob Morris, Baring, , Vlacke Bos, Mason, Dixon, Isabelle, Saartjie, Sarah ” Baartman, it’s, Catherine Morris, Carla Forbes, Morris, I’m, Faustine —, Truth’s Organizations: CNN, Brooklyn Museum, International Center of Photography, Bard College, New York City, , New York City, Harlem Historical Society, Brooklyn —, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum’s, Brooklyn Borough Hall Locations: New York City, Brooklyn, York, Manhattan, New York, New Amsterdam, , New York, Harlem, Wall, Lower Manhattan, White, Charleston , South Carolina, United States, Dutch, Flatbush, Lefferts House, Prospect Park , Brooklyn, African, Europe, Chinatown, Bronx, Staten Island
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which has been led for decades by conducting titans including Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim and Riccardo Muti, announced Tuesday that its next music director would be Klaus Mäkelä, a 28-year-old Finnish conductor whose charisma and clarity have fueled his rapid rise in classical music. When he begins a five-year contract in 2027 at 31, Mäkelä will be the youngest maestro in the ensemble’s 133-year history, and one of the youngest ever to lead a top orchestra in the United States. Mäkelä, who will become music director designate immediately, said in an interview that he did not think his age was relevant, noting that he had been conducting for more than half his life, beginning when he was 12. “I don’t think about it,” he said. “Music doesn’t really have any age.”Mäkelä, who will also take over as chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam in 2027, said he was joining the Chicago Symphony because it has “that intensity — that same sound from the past.”
Persons: Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti, Klaus Mäkelä, Mäkelä, , , ” Mäkelä Organizations: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Locations: United States, Amsterdam
Holland America said that two crew members died on board due to an accidental steam release. The ship's captain "broke down crying" and held a moment of silence for the deceased crew members. AdvertisementCruise company Holland America has said that two unnamed crew members died on board due to "an accidental steam release in an engineering space." She said that the captain "broke down crying" and held a moment of silence for the deceased crew members. Holland America said: "All of us at Holland America Line are deeply saddened by this event.
Persons: Holland, , Laine Doss, We've Organizations: Service, Cruise, Holland America, Business, Nieuw Amsterdam, America, Bahamas Maritime Authority, Dutch Safety, US Coast Guard, Holland, NBC News Locations: Nieuw Amsterdam, The Bahamas, Bahamas, Holland
Opinion | The Great Struggle for Liberalism
  + stars: | 2024-03-28 | by ( David Brooks | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: +1 min
In 1978, the Russian dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn gave a commencement address at Harvard, warning us about the loss of American self-confidence and will. “A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today,” he declared. The enemies of liberal democracy seem to be full of passionate intensity — Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, campus radicals. He shows how it was created by real people in real communities who wanted richer, fuller and more dynamic lives. The Dutch merchant fleet was capable of carrying more tonnage than the fleets of France, England, Scotland, the Holy Roman Empire, Spain and Portugal combined.
Persons: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, , Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Donald Trump, Fareed Zakaria’s, Zakaria doesn’t Organizations: Harvard, Republicans, Trump Locations: Russian, West, Dutch Republic, Dutch, France, England, Scotland, Empire, Spain, Portugal, Paris
“What we learned doing this project is that a lot of people are not represented in breast cancer media. Although the incidence rate of breast cancer is 4% lower among Black women than White women, Black women are 41% more likely to die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer is less common among Asian women than in other ethnic or racial groups, but the disease is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Eshaana Sheth was 27 when she was diagnosed with hormone receptor positive breast cancer in 2019. Breast cancer is hormone receptor positive when cancer cells have receptors — which the National Cancer Institute describes as binding proteins within the cell — that attach to progesterone or estrogen.
Persons: Vanessa Gonzalez, Gonzalez, ” Gonzalez, “ Marks, , Stephanie Francis, Julia Comita, , ’ ” Julia Comita “, ” Comita, Michelle Kang, Lyssette Horne, ” Julia Comita, ” Young, Eshaana Sheth, United States —, Julia Comita Sheth’s, Sheth, multihyphenate, “ I’m, Mariah Crenshaw, Mariah, Crenshaw, ” Crenshaw, , ” “, Laura Skarzout, , ” Skarzout, Comita, I’d Organizations: CNN, American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute Locations: Los Angeles, , United States, White, India, LA, New York City, older, Louisville , Kentucky, Amsterdam, Black, Florida, Kentucky
Yet according to Sam Altman, head of ChatGPT creator OpenAI, there is a clear solution to this tricky dilemma: nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion — the process that powers the sun and other stars — is likely still decades away from being mastered and commercialized on Earth. A section of JT-60SA, a huge experimental nuclear fusion reactor at Naka Fusion Institute in Naka city of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, on January 22, 2024. The sector was responsible for around 2% of global electricity demand in 2022, according to the IEA. But, he cautioned, this doesn’t necessarily mean AI’s electricity demand will fall.
Persons: Sam Altman, OpenAI, Altman, , Lex Fridman, ” Altman, , Alex de Vries, , Aneeqa Khan, ” Khan, Philip Fong, Vries, ” de Vries, Michael Khoo, “ We’re, Khoo, Yiannis Kourtoglou, Sen, Ed Markey, ” Markey, ” Khoo Organizations: CNN, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Manchester, , JT, Naka Fusion, Getty, International Energy Agency, Boston Consulting, Reuters, Microsoft, OpenAI, Boston Consulting Group, Google, Princeton, Locations: , Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, AFP, Pascal, Nicosia, Cyprus
Why Nora Turato is taking on the wellness industry
  + stars: | 2024-03-26 | by ( Victoria Woodcock | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +6 min
stop lying!” — a solo show at Sprüth Magers’ Los Angeles gallery, and a riposte to the wellness industry. Robert Wedemeyer/Courtesy Sprüth MagersAt the latter in 2022, she performed her one-woman “pool 5” monologue live more than 20 times over a two-week period. Born in Zagreb, Turato refers to her home country as “very in-between — not really eastern Europe; not really west,” she said. Robert Wedemeyer/Courtesy Sprüth MagersFor Sprüth Magers co-founder Philomene Magers, “Nora’s work puts people in front of a mirror,” she said. Tellingly, Turato’s self-optimization journey has ended in digital detox.
Persons: Nora Turato, , , Zoom, Robert Wedemeyer, Barbara Kruger, , Magers, Philomene Magers, it’s, haha, Turato, Julie Adams, It’s, — “, You’ve, “ I’ve Organizations: CNN, YouTube, Museum of Modern Art, Hollywood, Systems, Locations: Croatian, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, New York, Zagreb, Croatia, Arnhem, Netherlands, Turato, Europe, , LA
Today's energy grids are unable to keep up with the intense demand being heaped upon them. Globally, energy projects struggle to overcome permitting hurdles. Making smart grids a realityData was transmitted across a national energy grid for the first time in 2016. Startups selling them are hoping to alleviate pressure from physical grid infrastructure and allow operators to do more with the infrastructure they have. Victoria McIvor, an advisor to energy startups who was formerly an investor at the European climatetech firm World Fund, imagines a future where energy tariffs dictate when energy-intensive appliances run.
Persons: Rajesh Swaminathan, it's, Andrés Dancausa, Dancausa, Swaminathan, Victoria McIvor, Timothy Barat, Barat, Duncan Turner, SOSV, Turner, McIvor Organizations: Infrastructure, Service, International Energy Agency, Paris, Investors, Khosla Ventures, US Department of Energy, Fund, Octopus Energy, Continuum Industries, Software Locations: Europe, Ukraine, Portuguese, Amsterdam, California, London, VCs, Scottish
Two crew members on a Holland America cruise ship died during an "incident" in the engineering space. In a statement, the cruise line said it was "deeply saddened" by the incident. AdvertisementTwo crew members aboard a Holland America cruise ship died during an 'incident' in the ship's engineering space. AdvertisementAuthorities were notified and the cause of the deaths is being investigated, the cruise line said. Statistics also show that 97 passengers and crew members died due to cardiac issues, 72 died due to accidentally falling overboard, and 60 died due to jumping overboard.
Persons: , Holland America Organizations: Bahamas Maritime Authority, Service, Holland America, Nieuw, Holland, Statistics, Princess Cruises, Carnival Corporation Locations: Holland America, Nieuw Amsterdam, Bahamas, Holland, Fort Lauderdale , Florida, Sydney
A tourist, 23, fell overboard from the MSC Euribia cruise ship, say reports. The recently-wed student had just texted his wife that he felt seasick. Liam Jones vanished during a seven-day Northern Europe tour cruiseNEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. AdvertisementA 23-year-old tourist is presumed dead after falling from the MSC Euribia cruise ship in the North Sea, reports say. Liam Jones disappeared during a seven-day Northern Europe tour cruise from Southampton to Amsterdam with his family to celebrate his mother's birthday.
Persons: Liam Jones, , Sophia Mcphee Organizations: MSC, Service, Business Locations: Europe, North, Southampton, Amsterdam, Scotland
In 2011, archaeologists in the Netherlands discovered an ancient pit filled with 86,000 animal bones at a Roman-Era farmstead near the city of Utrecht. It fell to Martijn van Haasteren, an archaeozoologist at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, to sort through them. Deep into the cataloging process, Mr. van Haasteren was cleaning the mud from yet another bone when something unexpected happened: Hundreds of black specks the size of poppy seeds came pouring out from one end. The specks turned out to be seeds of black henbane, a potently poisonous member of the nightshade family that can be medicinal or hallucinogenic depending on the dosage. The bone — hollowed-out and sealed with a tar plug — was an ancient stash pouch that had kept the seeds safe for some 1,900 years.
Persons: Martijn van Haasteren, van, specks Organizations: Cultural Heritage Agency of Locations: Netherlands, Utrecht
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