Day: September 5, 2020

Coronavirus: STA Travel ‘ceases trading’

STA, which claims to be the world's largest travel company for students and young people, announced on Twitter it would 'cease trading.' Photo: Andrew Michael/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
STA, which claims to be the world’s largest travel company for students and young people, announced on Twitter it would ‘cease trading.’ Photo: Andrew Michael/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

STA Travel, a company focused on providing package holidays for students and young people, has become the latest travel industry loss of the coronavirus pandemic.

The travel industry has been battered by coronavirus lockdowns and global groundings, and many companies are fighting to survive as it is still unclear when things will fully return to normal again.

STA has more than 50 shops in the UK, and its parent company fell into administration on Thursday. Closure will result in around 500 job losses.

It was licensed to carry around 30,000 package holidaymakers a year under its Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL) bond.

STA Travel UK said in a statement on Friday that while it had taken measures to mitigate

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Hilton Hotel in Times Square Is Set to Close

The Hilton Times Square is set to become one of the most prominent Manhattan hotels to shut down on a long-term basis amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a Monday public filing with the New York State Department of Labor, the company in control of the 478-room hotel announced the “permanent closing” of the property and said it would cut 200 jobs, effective in October.

A spokesman for

Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc.,

which controls the hotel, said in an email the company made the filing to indicate that layoffs might last longer than six months. He said the filing “was not intended to imply that there is a permanent closure.” He added that a “definitive reopening date has not been determined or established and will be impacted by negotiations with our lender, as well as market conditions.”

The hotel, which is a franchised property under the

Hilton Hotels & Resorts


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Governor earmarks $4M for lower Yellowstone River recreation infrastructure | Outdoors

Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday he will ask Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks to appropriate $4 million in general license funding to support the building of boat ramps and campgrounds along the lower Yellowstone River.

Bullock met with members of the Lower Yellowstone River Coalition in Glendive where he made the announcement. The funding would require approval of the 2021 Montana Legislature.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to improve public access along a large stretch of the lower Yellowstone River, and I look forward to seeing the coalition’s vision of improved river access and recreation realized and passed on to our kids and grandkids,” Bullock said in a statement.

The coalition is seeking to find matching funds to bring the investment in infrastructure along the 170 miles of river between Hysham and Sidney up to $8 million.

“This is an incredible opportunity to eliminate these large access gaps and make

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Which Cast Member Is the Least Like Their Character?

Although Parks and Recreation ended in 2015, the series is arguably just as popular now as it was while on air. Thankfully, we are able to stream the feel-good sitcom on platforms like Netflix, Peacock, and Hulu. It’s the perfect series to lift your spirits and put you in a good mood, thanks to the lovable characters and their hilarious escapades. (Plus, there’s always Little Sebastian.)

That being said, have you ever wondered which Parks and Recreation cast member is the least like their on-screen character? Keep reading to find out. 

Parks and Recreation Cast
The ‘Parks and Recreation’ Cast | Paul Drinkwater/ Getty Images

Most of the ‘Parks and Recreation’ characters are eerily similar to the actors who portray them

After watching interviews with the cast of Michael Schur’s series, it almost feels as though the characters on the show are exaggerated versions of the cast members themselves. Watch any interview with Aubrey

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