sleep and travel

Sleep, or in its travel-related sense, accommodation, is a basic need for travellers. It typically requires more planning and money than other parts of the journey. Finding accommodation Accommodation can either be booked in advance, or found on the day. If the itinerary is set, booking as soon as possible isContinue Reading

United States Senate votes against removing President Trump

On Wednesday, in the last part of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, the United States Senate voted that he had not in their opinion abused his presidential power when asking the government of Ukraine to launch an investigation of Hunter Biden while withholding promised military aid and had not in their opinion obstructed Congress. The officialContinue Reading

Ukrainian president rejects prime minister's resignation over leaked audio recording

Yesterday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declined Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk‘s offer to resign after the leak of an audio recording in which someone, seemingly Honcharuk, audibly says Zelensky “has a very primitive understanding of economic processes.” Honcharuk filed his resignation after the audio recording was uploaded Wednesday on an anynomous YouTube channel. He said Zelensky is “aContinue Reading

Study: people infected by new coronavirus 'likely' hundreds more than confirmed

On Friday, researchers at Imperial College London posted findings estimating the number of people infected with a new coronavirus may considerably exceed 1000. The SARS-like virus first appeared in December in Wuhan, China. As of today, Chinese officials confirmed it has infected over 200 people mostly in Wuhan and killed three people. Reported cases also appeared in Thailand, SouthContinue Reading

Seismic activity continues to shake Puerto Rico with 5.2 quake

On Wednesday morning, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit the already rattled United States commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has experienced dozens of earthquakes over magnitude 4.5 since late December, including a 6.4 quake that hit on January 7 and caused an island-wide blackout. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) placed the epicenter of the quake about eight kilometers (five miles) southwestContinue Reading

Samoan government temporarily shuts down for nationwide measles vaccination drive

On Thursday local time, the government of Samoa began a planned two-day shutdown to make way for a nationwide vaccination campaign to combat the measles outbreak that had, by reports, infected over 4,200 of the island nation’s roughly 200,0000 residents since October and killed at least 62, including, according to government reports, 54 small children. ResidentsContinue Reading

Samoan government ends state of emergency over measles outbreak

On Sunday, the state of emergency begun on November 15 over a measles outbreak ended in Samoa. The island nation’s cabinet unanimously voted to lift it on Saturday afternoon, and the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) announced the decision that night. NEOC reported a 95% immunization rate on December 24, and the last measles-related deathContinue Reading

Radio host Don Imus dies aged 79

United States radio personality, television host, and philanthropist Don Imus, known to fans as the I-Man, died on Friday at the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in College Station, Texas after being hospitalized since Christmas Eve, his family reported. Associated Press reported his cause of death as complications from lung disease. He was 79. Imus’ syndicated radio show ImusContinue Reading