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NYC to Allow 1.1 Million Students to Skip Class for Climate Protests

NYC to Allow 1.1 Million Students to Skip Class for Climate ProtestsNew York City public schools will allow 1.1 million students  to skip classes Friday in order to attend the planned "climate strike" ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit.The protests aim to press the Summit for immediate action to stop climate change, and are geared specifically for the participation of young people.Reactions to the decision have been ecstatic in some cases, as protest organizers contemplate what they hope will be the largest climate change protest in the history of the U.S.“This completely changes things, and it’s our doing,” Xiye Bastida, 17, a senior at Beacon High School in Manhattan, told the New York Times. Some teachers at her school were planning to accompany students to the protests even before the school district granted permission to do so.“We’re not against the school system,” she said. “We need the schools to work with us because our larger goal is to stop the fossil fuel industry.”



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Business class passenger on BA flight racially abused stewardess because he wanted 'white girl' to serve him, court hears

Business class passenger on BA flight racially abused stewardess because he wanted 'white girl' to serve him, court hearsA business class passenger allegedly racially abused a stewardess on board a British Airways flight, demanding that he be served by a "white girl," a court has heard. Peter Nelson, 46, became irate after being woken up by Sima Patel-Pryke while flying business class on a 11-and-a-half hour BA flight from Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, jurors were told. The "red-faced" married dad-of-three allegedly said: "You Asians think you are better than us, I don't want to be served by you lot, I've paid your wages for the last 20 years." Isleworth Crown Court heard Nelson, who lives in a £1.15 million five-bed detached house in Ascot, Berks, reduced the stewardess to tears after he "shouted very loudly" at her and another cabin crew member, Sam Buchanan, in the jet's galley. Nelson, who has been an external consultant for GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company in the UK for nearly 20 years, allegedly "targeted" Ms Patel-Pryke before he was threatened with arrest. Cabin crew got a restraining kit ready to use on him, the jury was told. He was flying from the UK to Brazil  Credit: SWNS Michael Tanney, prosecuting, said: "It's no mere mischief to say he bullied and ranted and shouted. "At one point, after a sustained targeting of her, she begins to back away in fright and became tearful." Citing Mr Buchanan's evidence, he said: "Nelson subsequently demanded services in the future only from the white member of the new. "He accused the defendant of shouting very loudly to add to the menace that he was exuding. All deliberate say the crown. That was when the white girl reference was allegedly made." Mr Tanney added: "It's no trifling complaint that one has misbehaved on an aeroplane at 3,000ft to the extent that a restraining kit has been made ready." Mr Tanney said Nelson's claims that he never used "racist language" were a "conspiracy theory". Lauren Sales, defending, said: "Mr Nelson accepts he was tired, petulant, churlish. "He said, 'He didn't want that one serving him, he wanted another one' – maybe words that you and I might not use to speak to cabin crew, but certainly not racist. "The prosecution put it to Mr Nelson, 'oh, you were drunk – that's why you acted in this way,' but we know not a single one of the prosecution witnesses said Mr Nelson was slurring. They did say he had the boozy breath. "It wasn't white one, it was as Mr Nelson explained, he only wanted to be served by 'her'." Nelson denies one count of racially aggravated abuse on the flight on June 2 last year. The trial continues.



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Business class passenger racially abuses Asian crew member and demands to be served by 'white girl', court hears

Business class passenger racially abuses Asian crew member and demands to be served by 'white girl', court hearsAn IT consultant racially abused a female British Airways cabin crew member and demanded he be served only by a “white girl,” a court has heard.Peter Nelson, 46, became irate after being woken up by Sima Patel-Pryke while flying business class from London’s Heathrow to Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, jurors were told.



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Warren’s College-Loan Plan Is a Subsidy for the Comfortable Class

Warren’s College-Loan Plan Is a Subsidy for the Comfortable ClassThe U.S. government would forgive up to $ 50,000 in student loan debt for people in households earning less than $ 100,000 per year, with smaller debt forgiveness for annual incomes up to $ 250,000. A household with $ 160,000 of income gets $ 30,000 of debt forgiven, for example.



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USC to deny students connected to cheating scheme class registration, transcripts as their status is frozen

USC to deny students connected to cheating scheme class registration, transcripts as their status is frozenUSC says it won't let students currently at the school who may be connected to the nation's college admissions bribery scandal to register for class.



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New York Judge Rules Unvaccinated Students Can't Go Back to Class

New York Judge Rules Unvaccinated Students Can't Go Back to ClassThe parents of 44 unvaccinated students in a New York suburb sued



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A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket error

A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket errorScores of savvy travellers will be sipping heavily discounted champagne in first class recliners on Cathay Pacific flights this year after the airline agreed to honour tickets that were mistakenly sold at a fraction of their value. Airline and travel blogs went into overdrive on New Year’s Eve after eagle-eyed shoppers noticed the carrier was offering first and business class tickets on its website from Vietnam to the United States and Canada for as little as $ 670. It took two days for Cathay to publicly acknowledge the error with the airline on Wednesday saying it would indeed honour the cheap fares.



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16th Congress Convenes With Most Diverse Class of Lawmakers in History

16th Congress Convenes With Most Diverse Class of Lawmakers in HistoryThe 116th Congress gaveled into session Thursday swathed in history, returning the first woman to the House speaker’s office



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Curse you, people who landed $16,000 first class seats for $1,100

Curse you, people who landed $  16,000 first class seats for $  1,100While we toil on travel sites looking to save a couple of bucks on a squishy flight, spare a thought (or your jealousy) for these people who snagged the travel deal of a lifetime. Cathay Pacific sold premium business and first-class tickets from the U.S. to Vietnam for a fraction of the price, thanks to an error on the airline’s website.



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A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket error

A first class gaffe: Cathay to honour cheap ticket errorScores of savvy travellers will be sipping heavily discounted champagne in first class recliners on Cathay Pacific flights this year after the airline agreed to honour tickets that were mistakenly sold at a fraction of their value. Airline and travel blogs went into overdrive on New Year’s Eve after eagle-eyed shoppers noticed the carrier was offering first and business class tickets on its website from Vietnam to the United States and Canada for as little as $ 670. It took two days for Cathay to publicly acknowledge the error with the airline on Wednesday saying it would indeed honour the cheap fares.



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