Football in the state of Florida is crazier than ever – ESPN

9:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Jim McElwain might be a long way from his Montana roots, but he knows exactly what the stakes are when it comes to coaching football in the state of Florida. Just this past January, on the heels of back-to-back SEC Eastern Division championships, Florida’s […]

Treasury secretary’s wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion – Washington Post

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife, Louise Linton, boasted of flying on a government plane with her husband to Kentucky on Monday and then named the numerous fashion brands she wore on the trip in an unusual social media post that only became more bizarre minutes later. When someone posted a comment on Linton’s Instagram picture […]

Kenya is king of domestic air travel in Africa – Quartz

Kenya is king of domestic air travel in Africa – Quartz

When it comes to domestic air travel in Africa, Kenya’s capital Nairobi is king. According to travel data company Forward Keys, Nairobi’s domestic air travel recorded 22% growth in 2017, beating its closest competitors Tunis and Addis Ababa, which grew by 14% and 9% respectively. In addition, long-haul international flights to Nairobi grew by 8%, […]

What Travel Can Learn From Michael Kors’ Acquisition Strategy – Skift

What is the similarity between a $864 heel and an airplane seat? More than you think. Both the luxury fashion and travel industries are consolidating, striking that balance between brick and mortar and online sales, doing that dance between exclusivity and approachability for the aspirational and affluent. Traditionally considered “middle market” of the luxury sector, […]

Airports call for urgent post-Brexit deal on UK-EU flights – The Guardian

Airports have joined forces to press the government to urgently strike a post-Brexit deal on flights between the UK and the EU, warning that the current uncertainty alone would be enough to see bookings drop by up to 41%. A report submitted to ministers by the owners of Manchester, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City […]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

Nigeria’s Boko Haram conflict: Huge rise in child ‘human bombs’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The Boko Haram insurgency has devastated many lives across north-eastern Nigeria There has been a significant increase in the number of children used as human bombs by Boko Haram militants in north-east Nigeria, the United Nations says. Unicef reports there have been 83 cases so far this year – four […]

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

Nigerian president to ‘work from home’ after rat infestation

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after two prolonged spells of medical leave this year Nigeria’s president will spend three months working from home after his office was damaged by rats. Muhammadu Buhari has just returned from three months in the UK, amid widespread concerns over his health. But government […]

Uganda police: Arrests over ritual serial killings

Uganda police: Arrests over ritual serial killings

Image copyright Uganda police Uganda police say they have arrested a number of suspects over a recent spate of killings of women near the capital, Kampala. The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, said that a suspect had confessed to killing eight women on the orders of businessmen. The murders were for ritual sacrifices, Gen […]

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Barcelona attack: Suspects ‘planned to hit key monuments’

Media captionThe four suspects were transferred to a Madrid jail on Monday night The cell behind the Barcelona van attack had planned to use explosives against monuments including the city’s Sagrada Familia cathedral, a suspect has told a Madrid court. Mohamed Houli Chemlal is one of four surviving suspects who gave evidence. The group’s plans […]

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