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“Chaos” – Southwest Airlines cancellations leave hundreds stranded

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Hundreds of passengers have been left stranded in airport terminals following Southwest Airlines cancelling hundreds of flights

Southwest Airlines canceled more than 350 flights on Monday following after an intense weekend of major disruptions.

Southwest blamed the mass cancellations on bad weather and air traffic control issues, but the pilots union accused the company of a botched response to what it said would have been a minor challenge for other airlines.

The third straight day of canceled and delayed flights left passengers stranded and steaming from California to the East Coast.

Monday’s cancellations amounted to 10% of Southwest’s schedule, and at least 1,400 other flights, or roughly 40%, were delayed, according to the FlightAware tracking service.

The widespread disruptions began shortly after the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, representing 9,000 pilots, asked a federal court to block the airline’s order that all employees get vaccinated.

The union argued that Southwest has to negotiate the issue because it could involve sick leave or disability should the company’s pilots have a reaction to the vaccine.

“We are not anti-vaccination at all, but our pilots are extremely worried about how their medicals are going to be handled”

union president Casey Murray

It’s now understood Southwest has been sued by the pilots union.

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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How the man training A-listers has built a fitness empire

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He’s the Australian personal trainer who helped Rebel Wilson shred more than 30 kilos of her weight

He’s the coach keeping The Voice judge Rita Ora looking trim and lean, as well as the entrepreneur pioneering the fitness industry in Sydney, Australia.

Jono Castano is working his magic skills on Sir Richard Branson, so what next for the renowned trainer as he takes on the world?

Watch Jono live on-air with ticker’s Holly Stearnes to discuss his success, training the stars, business moves and fitness advice as we emerge from the pandemic.

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Your next rental car could be a Tesla, following a major deal with Hertz

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Tesla is driving at full speed, with the EV giant striking a major deal with rental car agent, Hertz

Elon Musk owned, Tesla has officially crossed a $1 trillion stock market valuation for the first time in its operating history…and it follows a major order from global rental car agency, Hertz

Hertz plans to order 100,000 new EVs for its fleet.

It is the biggest-ever order from rental car company Hertz, and a deal that has reinforced the electric car leader’s ambitions to top the entire auto industry in sales over the next decade.

But for Tesla and its investors, Hertz’s decision to order 100,000 Tesla vehicles by the end of 2022 showed electric vehicles are no longer a niche product, but will dominate the mass car market in the near future.

Tesla data will be stored in China

Tesla also appeared on Monday to be making progress resolving regulatory problems that threatened its business in China

The company stated that it had opened a new data and research center in Shanghai to comply with government requirements that data collected from vehicles within China, stay in the country.

Tesla now faces the daunting day-to-day challenge of becoming a high-volume automaker growing at a rate not seen since the early 1900s…when demand exploded for Henry Ford’s Model T.

Tesla is also trying to manage an order backlog for its vehicles as it continues to deal with extended supply chain disruptions. 

Investors and analysts, for now, are looking past the near-term challenges, with the latest deal struck between Tesla and Hertz set to only create more hype around its share price.

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Crown Resorts to keep Melbourne casino license

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After being entangled within a corruption scandal, Crown Resorts is set to retain its Melbourne casino license

The Victorian Royal Commission found the resort’s conduct to be “disgraceful” but the final report recommends that Crown Melbourne to receive a two-year grace period.

This is so the company can be under the control of a “special manager” that can rectify an “alarming catalogue of the wrongdoing”, addressing the money laundering that Crown was allegedly involved in.

After this period, the special manager will determine whether they are satisfied with the company and whether they should retain its Victorian casino license.

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