Lufthansa strike forces cancellation of 1,500 flights

Lufthansa strike forces cancellation of 1,500 flights

Two days of strikes forced it to cancel 1,500 flights, disrupting the travel plans of 200,000 customers. Germany's largest airline said in a statement Friday that flight operations will resume "as far as possible" on Saturday, but that there could still be cancellations or delays. A strike by flight attendants on Thursday and Friday was worse than anticipated, affecting 200 more flights and 20,000 more passengers than Lufthansa (DLAKF) had initially predicted. The airline was forced to operate a "special flight plan" during the strike, with only 4,500 of the 6,000 planned flights taking off. Frankfurt Airport's departure board showed that flights to the United States, India and Canada were among those canceled. Customers can rebook on the airline for free within 10 days, Lufthansa said. Domestic travelers have the option to exchange their flight for a train ticket. Lufthansa has roughly 135,000 employees and a fleet of more than 350 aircraft. It operates out of airport hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna. This is an...
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How Important Is It To Have A Will?

How Important Is It To Have A Will?

How important is it to have a Will? Many would think it is a taboo subject, more so in asian societies. Pantang! Choy! Are you WILLING (pun intended) to let superstition stand in the way of making sure that your last wishes are executed the way that you want? That all your hard work and worldly posessions are distributed according to the law no matter what you think. Sometimes it might even cause familial squabbles and fallouts. If only there was a clearly written last Will and testament that cleared up all the misunderstanding that might happen...Anyway, Wills only take effect AFTER we pass on. So do not think that if you get your will done now you will lose everything... you won't!So what happens when we die without a will? In Singapore, the Intestate Succession Act kicks in when it comes to distributing the deceased person's estate.As seen on the image titled "What happens if i die without making...
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What is CPF Life?

What is CPF Life?

What does the word "retirement" mean to you? For most of us Singaporeans, we picture relaxing at home, doing whatever we feel like without being tied down to work because we need to earn money. That also means we should have a comfortable sum of money which we put aside throughout our working lives that gives us a passive or draw down income. Many Singaporeans think: "What about the government? Shouldn't they take care of the workforce that used to slog away to bring our country to greater heights?" The idea of the Central Provident Fund's (CPF) CPF Life does just that. CPF LIFE is short for CPF Lifelong Income For the Elderly. Administered by the government, CPF LIFE is a life annuity scheme providing Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) the security of a monthly payout for their lifetime. Awesome! It's like our Grandparents Pension CPF LIFE is the current incarnation of the CPF’s retirement scheme. Previously it was called the CPF Minimum Sum Scheme...
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The Greater Southern Waterfront, Singapore

The Greater Southern Waterfront, Singapore

The Singapore Government revealed an overview of their plan to development the Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW) during the National Day Rally 2019 on 18th August. Stretching from Gardens by the Bay East area to Pasir Panjang, the GSW covers 30km of Singapore’s southern coastline. With 2,000 ha of land, its overall area is six times the size of Marina Bay, and includes the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) city terminals at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani and Pasir Panjang. The PSA city terminals at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, and Brani will be moving out of this area by 2027, freeing up prime land for re-development and allowing for more housing, commercial and entertainment opportunities in the area. Source: PMO The first stage of development will start when the lease for Keppel Club expires in two years’ time or 2021. About 9,000 housing units - both public and private - will be built on the site of Keppel Club as part of the future GSW. Source: URA The Government will be developing...
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UK’s Thomas Cook Collapses, Stranding 600,000 Holidaymakers

UK’s Thomas Cook Collapses, Stranding 600,000 Holidaymakers

Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel firm, collapsed on Monday after failing to pay the £200 million it owed its creditors, leaving 600,000 holidaymakers stranded. Around 21,000 worldwide employees were left without jobs (including 9,000 UK staff) and 600,000 customers (150,000 from the UK) were left stranded, forcing governments and insurance companies to coordinate a huge rescue operation, triggering the UK's largest peacetime repatriation. This is an unfortunate occurrence that has messed with many holidaymakers plans... one of the many reasons why purchasing travel insurance is important for holidaymakers... cover yourself before you leave for your next holiday! Did you know you should purchase travel insurance once you have bought your airline and hotel tickets? AIG will reimburse you for the loss of irrecoverable travel deposits or travel fares paid in advance, that happens after you insured yourself, due to a Trip being cancelled prior to Trip commencement because of Insolvency of a Travel Agent from which You purchased the Trip? Click to Request for a No-Obligation...
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Huge Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Fire Guts Shops and Living Quarters

Huge Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 Fire Guts Shops and Living Quarters

https://youtu.be/iXGkqf4Edd8  A huge fire broke out at Block 720 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 on the 5th of July, Friday afternoon, with smoke billowing above nearby Housing Board flats reported around 3.50pm. Click to Know More about AIG SME Insurance Now! In a Facebook post at 4.42pm, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that the fire broke out at Block 720 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6. At 4.59pm, SCDF said that the fire involved the contents of shops on the ground floor of the block, and the fire was raging when officers arrived at the scene. In a final update at 7.03pm, SCDF said a total of 19 emergency vehicles and around 60 firefighters were deployed to the scene. Ten water jets and an unmanned firefighting machine were used to control the blaze at the height of operations, SCDF said. The fire was brought under control by 4.30pm. Eight people, including an SCDF officer, were taken to hospital due to burn injuries and/or smoke...
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