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Why You Might Suddenly Have a Day Off Tomorrow and Enjoy a Three-Day Weekend.

Joseph Biden — who is the current president of the United States — signed legislation earlier today on the afternoon of Thursday, June 17, 2021 officially commemorating June 19 as an official annual national holiday effective immediately to commemorate Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Texas to ensure that slaves were freed and that slavery ended once and for all…

…and because…

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Christmas? Memorial Day? It Does Not Matter. It is Simply a Day Off.

Members of the board of education in a township in the state of New Jersey voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar and simply replace them as “Days Off” in response to an uproar which occurred over social media channels a few weeks ago in response to the board changing of the name of…

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Use of Greek Alphabet Names Ceased by Hurricane Committee of the World Meteorological Organization

June 1 is only a few days away; and that signals the official beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season in the northern hemisphere — although Tropical Storm Ana had already formed early on Saturday, May 22, 2021 and has dissipated — and effective immediately, members of the Hurricane Committee of the World Meteorological Organization have decided that names using the Greek alphabet will not be used in future because it creates a distraction from the communication of hazard and storm warnings and is potentially confusing.

“The 2020 season got off to an early and rapid start with a record nine named storms from May through July”, according to…

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Update: Pipeline is Operational as Refined Fuel is Delivered Once Again

Earlier today — at 9:00 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, May 13, 2021 — Colonial Pipeline Company reported that refined fuel is being delivered once again as a result of the restart of operations of its main pipeline, which was disrupted by a cybersecurity attack which involved ransomware last week.

“Colonial Pipeline has…

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Travel Alert May 2021: Civil Unrest in Israel; Ben Gurion Airport Closed Until Further Notice

If Israel is in your travel plans over the next couple of weeks, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to civil unrest in that country, as violence has erupted between Israeli and Palestinian forces.

The use of hundreds of rockets, missiles, and mortar shells have escalated the conflict to the point…

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Travel Alert: Cybersecurity Attack May Cause Possible Fuel Shortages — Including for Airplanes — and Higher Gasoline Prices

A cybersecurity attack which involved ransomware prompted the operator of a major pipeline of refined fuel in the United States to halt all operations of its pipeline while contacting law enforcement, the Department of Energy of the United States, and other federal agencies of the incident; and the company is actively in the process of restoring operations as safely and as efficiently as possible while simultaneously minimizing disruptions to customers.

After learning of the attack on…

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District of Columbia One Step Closer to Statehood April 2021 — and Its New Name Would Be…?

Most of the District of Columbia — which includes the city of Washington — is one step closer to become the newest state in the United States, as voted by 216 members of the House of Representatives of the United States on Thursday, April 22, 2021; while 208 members voted in opposition of the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which is also known as House of Representatives bill number 51 or H.R. 51.

Its one major obstacle is that…

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Another Company Celebrates 100 Years Today — and You Likely Never Heard of It.

The list of companies which have celebrated 100 years in business keeps growing: Qantas Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Hilton, The Hertz Corporation, The Boeing Company, British Airways, commercial aviation itself, and even Nathan’s Famous frankfurters, Grand Central Terminal in New York, and the National Park Service of the United States — and even though it is not a company, let us not forget 100 years of the “Mile High Club”…

…but this one is personal for me: 100 years ago today on Friday, April 22, 1921, a…

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