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Net neutrality: where do we go from here?

The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality. What does that mean for us? Mignon Clyburn FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn gave a powerful message of dissension before the vote. FCC The Federal Communications Commission just voted to approve the Restoring Internet Freedom Act, which repeals the net neutrality rules that have been in place since 2015. […]

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Incidents of severe disturbances on commercial flights climb

Fewer passengers became unruly on commercial flights last year but more of those incidents involved serious behavior problems such as fighting or threatening passengers and crew members, an airline trade group said. The International Air Transport Association categorizes the incidents on a scale of 1 to 4, ranging in severity from a passenger who does […]

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New rule would allow restaurants to control tips earned by their workers

New proposed regulation from the Department of Labor would mandate that tips earned by some food industry employees be allowed to be distributed to co-workers as well. The new rule would have wide ramifications for restaurants, where much of the staff get by on tips. The government is framing the regulation as a much-needed move […]

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Blind backpacker traveling the world visits Israel

By TOI staff A blind and mostly deaf British backpacker who seeks to visit every country on Earth can now check Israel off his list. Tony the Traveller, as 39-year-old Tony Giles calls himself, arrived in the Jewish state in November, his 124th country. Giles says he has already visited all seven continents and has […]

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Fun, food, and visits to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — Aboard the cruise ship Carnival Dream, a veritable floating city, we shared the fourteen decks with some 4,000 other passengers Our route took us from New Orleans, down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico and several Caribbean islands. From conversations with some of our fellow-passengers we learned that […]

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Volcano eruption in Bali a blow to tourism

BALI, Indonesia – Impacts from escalating volcanic activities of Mount Agung on Bali island have direly affected those earning their living from tourism in Amed, an eastern coastal area well known for its beautiful beaches, surfing and diving spots. The area, located 80 km northeast of the capital Denpasar, is now an empty town with […]

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After last-minute deals, Senate narrowly passes GOP tax plan

WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans, after a flurry of last-minute deals, salvaged their tax plan early Saturday and put Congress on track to deliver President Donald Trump’s most significant first-year accomplishment. The ambitious package, opposed by Democrats as a giveaway to the wealthy that will pile on the national debt, challenges GOP orthodoxy against deficit spending. Even after […]

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World’s Most Expensive Skullcap Will Cost You $167,000

A Jewish skullcap that retailers are calling the world’s most expensive kippah has gone on sale for $167,000. It is capped with a two carat Russian diamond enclosed within a Star of David encrusted with more than 3,500 crystals and has been created in time for Hanukkah, known as the Jewish festival of lights, which […]

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Trip took her here, there, and almost everywhere

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson MEVASSERET ZION, Israel — Six weeks, eleven flights, six states, one one-week cruise and four countries (not including the USA). That is feeble compared with the Beatles’ tour of the USA in 1965 (twenty-five cities in thirty days), but they were much younger than we are (and probably flew first class). One […]

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Travel warnings raised as Bali volcano erupts

A volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali has coughed up a huge cloud of smoke high into the skies, disrupting air traffic and leaving thousands stranded at the airport Indonesia has raised its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, saying the cloud of ash could reach more than 6,000 […]

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McDonald’s plans to tear down museum next month

The McDonald’s museum in Des Plaines, Ill., a replica of Ray Kroc’s first restaurant, is slated to be torn down next month, the world’s largest burger chain said Monday. Kroc, considered by the company to be the founder of the modern chain, built his first restaurant in 1955 after franchising the brand from the original […]

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Jewish Tourists in Southeast Asia

By Oliver B. Pollak ‘Fellow Travelers’ used to have an awkward anti-communist McCarthyean ring; no longer. Now FT’s are strangers you meet on tours, who travel and dine with you; companions of convenience, from which camaraderie may develop. The New York Times supplements newspaper revenues by sponsoring tours accompanied by reporters to familiar, remote and […]

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Health educator addresses CBI Men’s Club Dec. 20

SAN DIEGO (Press Release) Bridget Wright, MPH will be the guest speaker at the Beth Israel Men’s Club  Dinner Forum at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 20.  She will discuss “Nutrition for Healthy Aging.”  This will be an excellent opportunity for attendees to learn about good eating habits and how  diet affects health. Wright has a […]

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Joshua Tree invokes a biblical horror

  By Donald H. Harrison JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, California – The story is told on this national park’s website that Mormon travelers gave the Joshua Tree its name: “Legend has it that these pioneers named the tree after the biblical figure, Joshua, seeing the limbs of the tree as outstretched in supplication, guiding the […]

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