News notes from around the interweb:
- What it’s like to go to a theme park – now, during a pandemic – as a young woman with anxiety
- The US-Mexico border at Sonora closed and Mexico is paying for it. It wasn’t driven by NAFTA renegotiation, or immigration, but COVID.
- El Al’s Tel Aviv airport kosher catering subsidiary shuts down
- Hyundai Development Company can finally take over Star Alliance airline Asiana now that Russia has signed off. There may still be COVID-related renegotiatons.
HDC had planned to complete the deal by the end of April after regulators in the United States, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey and South Korea approved the merger deal.
But the closing date for the deal was postponed to “a date agreed by both parties” following a delay in Russia’s approval. The contract expiration date was June 27.
- Chrissy Teigen on View From The Wing:
"Sitting next to someone who is shedding the virus could be a risk for the individual, but probably not a major public health risk." what a sentence!
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 4, 2020
- American Airlines MD80.
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Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto Airplane debris is crushed for recycling in Roswell, New Mexico. A bulldozer tears apart the fuselage and the interior trim of an MD-80 airliner with brute force. This shredding is the last phase of recycling after a plane has been decommissioned. About 20 percent of an airliner can be reconditioned to be put back into the market; after the most valuable parts are extracted, the dismantled planes become recycled aluminum, ending up in everyday objects like soda cans. I visited this massive facility for my latest story for the magazine, called "The End of Trash." which featured some of the most promising examples of how waste can be a valuable resource. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about the solutions that could create a more sustainable world. #aircraft #waste #environment #usa #lucalocatelliphoto Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.