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Month: March 2017

New U.S. Ban on Electronics on Select Airlines

New U.S. Ban on Electronics on Select Airlines

A new travel ban is currently in progress of being implemented, that would restrict large electronics on certain airlines. An inside source said the rule would be implemented on U.S. bound flights from certain countries, such as the Middle East and Africa.

Royal Jordanian Airlines, the national airline of Jordan confirmed in a tweet today that U.S. bound passengers would be banned from carrying most electronic devices in the main cabin starting Tuesday. However, this tweet was later deleted without any explanation.

The Department of Homeland Security said, “We have no comment on potential security precautions, but will provide any update as appropriate.”

Security measures from Homeland Security have been increasing, with the recent requirement for electronic devices to be powered up before passengers could board flights to the United States. This was implemented in the summer of 2014.

What are your thoughts on the increase of security measures? Do you feel more or less comfortable travelling? Let us know in the comments!

Top 10 Cities in 2017 to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Top 10 Cities in 2017 to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th of March each year to mark the death of Saint Patrick. It has deep historical roots leading back to the 17th century, where it celebrated the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and is a public holiday in Ireland. Today, it is a widely-celebrated event with lots of entertainment, including parades, music festivals, and pub crawls across the nation. Here’s a list of the top 10 cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the United States.

1. Boston, MA

Boston is a city with the largest Irish population and is known to hold the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

2. Pittsburgh, PA


Pittsburgh also has a large Irish population, representing approximately 14% of the total population and has a well-known St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

3. Buffalo, NY


Most people are unaware that Buffalo hosts large city-wide celebrations, even showcasing two full St. Patrick’s Day parades compared to just one that other cities have.

4. Philadelphia, PA
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Make sure to check out Philly’s Erin Express, which is a free event with transportation to all of the best Irish bars.

5. Cleveland, OH


Cleveland hosts some of the oldest St. Patrick’s Day parades and is celebrating the parade’s 175th anniversary this year!

6. Tampa, FL
Tampa has a large number of Irish pubs and restaurants that you can be sure will be participating in this year’s events! Tampa also dyes the Hillsborough River green, like Chicago for the extra spirit!

7. Chicago
Chicago has already dyed the Chicago River green ahead of the big celebration where thousands gather after seeing the parade.

8. Rochester, NY
You just missed the parade on Saturday but you can be sure that Rochester will have all it’s Irish pubs celebrating this weekend! Just bring a coat, it is pretty chilly this week.

9. St. Paul, MN
St. Paul is having a block party at LuckyPalooza with tent parties, outdoor food, and live music. Don’t miss the 51st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17 at noon!

10. Cincinnati, OH
The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Cincinnati takes place at the Fountain Square with Irish pubs, food and live music.

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Iceland is the first to make employers prove equal pay

Iceland is the first to make employers prove equal pay

As part of International Women’s Day today, Iceland will be the first country to require employers to prove that they provide equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or nationality.

The government declared plans to introduce the new legislation to parliament this month and aims to level the gender wage gap by 2022. Iceland is a small country with a population of approximately 330,000 but has been on the forefront of pushing for wage equality for several years now. Iceland has already introduced a quota to have women represent minimum of 40% as board members to those employers with more than 50 employees. It is no surprise that the country has been ranked the best in the world for wage equality by the World Economic Forum for over 8 years.

Make sure to support this great country by visiting the wonderful sights in Iceland this summer!

U.S Tourists May Soon Have to Get Visas for Europe

U.S Tourists May Soon Have to Get Visas for Europe

U.S. tourists may soon require a visa if they want to visit Europe, including popular destinations such as London, Paris and Rome.

The European Parliament just voted on the decision to end the visa waiver program with the U.S., many speculating that this was a response to not dropping the visa requirements for a few E.U member states. In 2014, Australia and Canada agreed to to lift some of the visa requirements while the U.S still continued to require visas for five states: Croatia, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, and Cyprus.

If you’re planning to visit Europe, it is a good idea to book a trip sooner than later to avoid all the hassles of getting a visa!

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