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American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights, again

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American Airlines has called off a wave of flights for a second straight day, leaving thousands of passengers stranded

The cancellation of fuelling concerns that crew shortages are adding to problems first sparked by weather and technology issues.

284 flights have been cancelled by the airline, equating to 9% of its schedule. It follows a further 563 cancellations on Monday, according to FlightAware.com.

The scrubbed service followed a weekend of storms that hit the carrier’s Dallas-Fort Worth International and Miami International hubs.

“A prolonged severe weather event in Dallas Fort Worth on Sunday night into Monday morning brought sustained heavy rain, strong winds, lightning, microbursts and hail to our largest hub,” 

American Airlines said

Spirit Airlines also parked 624 flights over the two days, hit by weather and other challenges. That was equivalent to 42% of its schedule each day.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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The importance of personal branding

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How to position and build your own personal brand

If you’re into the world of innovative snacks and energetic entrepreneurship, you’ve likely heard of Jake Karls and Mid-Day Squares. This dynamic duo has taken the snack industry by storm, but what’s their secret, and what’s in store for the future?

Jake Karls is the co-founder of Mid-Day Squares, a brand that has carved a niche in the health and wellness market by providing delicious and nutritious chocolate bars.

He joined the Ticker Talks Growth hosts Liam Gostencnik and Tim O’Sullivan to discuss the journey of Mid-Day Squares and where they are heading next.

Watch part two of the interview here:

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Why is it so expensive to attend a wedding?

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Guests are paying on average around $2,000 just to attend a loved one’s wedding.

We all know getting married is expensive, but it turns out even attending weddings can set you back a pretty packet.

New research by Finder shows that guests are on average spending nearly $2,000 just to attend.

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Chinese youth swap LinkedIn for Tinder to find a job

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As LinkedIn withdraws from the Chinese market, young professionals and job seekers are turning to an unlikely platform in their quest for employment: Tinder.

This shift comes as a local news outlet recently reported the departure of LinkedIn from China.

Tinder, primarily known as a dating app, is now being repurposed by Chinese youth as a job-searching tool. Users are leveraging the platform’s network and communication features to connect with potential employers and explore career opportunities.

It appears to be a creative adaptation to fill the void left by LinkedIn, a platform renowned for professional networking.

This unconventional job-hunting trend has gained momentum, showcasing the adaptability and resourcefulness of the younger generation in China when faced with unexpected circumstances.

LinkedIn plans to maintain a certain level of presence in China, focusing on offering services to companies operating within the country. These services will facilitate hiring and training of employees based outside of China, as confirmed by a spokesperson from the company.

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