Plane crashes in Venezuela, 14 confirmed dead

(CNN) — Fourteen people were confirmed dead but others survived when an airplane carrying at least 47 passengers and crew members crashed Monday morning in southeastern Venezuela, government and hospital officials said. Twenty-three people were taken to hospitals in the city of Guayana, said Bolivar state Gov. Francisco Rangel Gomez. Of those, two died, said […]


Leighton Buzzard, England

One of the great pleasures of England is to visit a great country pub. Many people overseas berate the quality of food but really, typically, they are making opinions from a distant past. These days, food quality is as good as anywhere, the effort to buy local is probably better than in most places, and […]


Cathay increases Toronto, Hong Kong service

Beginning Oct 31st, Cathay Pacific will add two more flights to its schedule between Toronto and Hong Kong, offering travellers a choice of 12 flights weekly between the two international hubs. The non-stop flights will be operated by the fuel-efficient 777-300ER ultra long-haul aircraft, equipped with full three-class service. In celebration of the additional flights, […]


Earthquake alert in Peru

GDACS: On 8/12/2010 1:24:19 AM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 5 and depth 43.2km has struck an sparsely populated area in the Madre de Dios Province (population: 0 million) in Peru. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be low (Green alert). This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact since […]


Enterprise Rent-A-Car Offering Electric Cars in U.S. Next Year

Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced its plan to offer electronic vehicles (EVs) in the U.S., available for delivery in January 2011 and continuing throughout the year. Starting with 500 Nissan LEAFs, which will be available in select markets at more than 5,000 locations, the company will have EVs from other manufacturers as they become available. Electronic vehicles […]