News and notes from around the interweb:
- Airport worker in Singapore gets 2 weeks of jail for accepting 6 cartons of cigarettes in exchange for waiving overweight bag fees
- This maskless woman thinks she’s being kicked off of her Las Vegas flight because she’s white NSFW language in linked video before she declares, “Why you kicking me off the plane, cuz I’m white?” (HT: C Boarding Group)
- I don’t expect the U.S. to be able to manage something like this,
Singapore has developed a “globally inter-operable” standard based on blockchain technology to facilitate cross-border verification of health documents, such as pre-departure COVID-19 test results, said Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative Vivian Balakrishnan on Friday (Feb 26).
Speaking at the Committee of Supply debate for the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Balakrishnan said that these notarised pre-departure test results will be available on the SingPass mobile app. The Government will also look into extending this to vaccine certificates.
- Hyatt defends hosting CPAC at the Hyatt Regency Orlando
“We take pride in operating a highly inclusive environment and we believe that the facilitation of gatherings is a central element of what we do as a hospitality company,” the spokesperson said. “We believe in the right of individuals and organizations to peacefully express their views, independent of the degree to which the perspectives of those hosting meetings and events at our hotels align with ours. Our own values support a culture that is characterized by empathy, respect and diversity of opinions and backgrounds, and we strive to bring this to light through what we do and how we engage with those in our care.”
Although they are criticizing a symbol on the CPAC stage said to resemble a Nazi rune, swinging at a pitch in the dirt because this property is actually owned by Hyatt which employs its meetings and events staff. And CPAC is responding, so the story continues…
— CPAC 2021 (@CPAC) March 1, 2021
- Court rejects TSA’s qualified immunity claim over screener for forced passenger to delete video (HT: Paul H.)
- A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions