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Suhana Khan, cousins Alia & Arjun Chhiba face ‘post vacation blues’ as Dubai holiday comes to an end; See Pic

Shah Rukh Khan’s children Aryan and Suhana Khan’s photos, videos and public appearances often take social media by storm. They had recently accompanied their father to show their support during the Indian Premier League 2020. Their appearances at the cricket matches often made noise on Twitter and so did Suhana’s various selfies on Instagram. The Khan family was camping it in Dubai along with their cousins and looks like the Dubai trip has now come to an end. 

Suhana’s cousin Arjun Chhiba took to Instagram to share a picture of the crew and revealed that vacation withdrawal was indeed a real thing. In the photo, we can see Suhana posing with her cousins Alia Chhiba and Arjun along with a common friend. Suhana can be seen wearing a super stylish Diane von Furstenberg dress in which she had also shared a stunning photo on her Instagram. 

Sharing the picture, Arjun Chhiba captioned it, “#postvacationblues.” Take a look at Suhana Khan’s photo with her cousins and friend below: 



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Just recently, Suhana had also shared a photo with Alia Chhiba on her Instagram Story that she misses hanging out with her cousin. The sister duo often shares stunning pictures of each other on their respective social media handles. Earlier, this month, Shah Rukh Khan celebrated his birthday surrounded by his family and loved ones. There, too, we got to see Suhana and her cousins snapping up some Instagram-worthy photos which also featured Aryan Khan.

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Illinois COVID 19 restrictions: Bowling alleys, indoor recreation, face second full shutdown

CHICAGO (WLS) — New statewide COVID-19 mitigation starts Friday, and will shutter indoor dining in restaurants, cut capacity in retail stores, and shut down indoor recreational activities including bowling. Owners tell ABC 7 they don’t know how long they’ll be able to survive.

“My grandfather and his brother built Waveland Bowl in 1959, so I’m third generation. My kids both work here. It’s all I’ve done my entire life,” said Waveland Bowl President Gary Handler.

The lanes, the pins, to Handler, they’re home.

“In my 40 years, I’ve been through a lot of catastrophes and recessions but nothing has ever compared in any way or form to this,” Handler said.

That home is turning to heartbreak. Handler is staring down the lane at another state mandated COVID-19 shutdown for his business. The first one lasted for four months, and right now there are no guarantees.

“I’m not angry. I’m sad. It’s hard, we got 40 people who rely on this place. Forty families that are going to be going back on unemployment. Me too,” Handler said. “There’s only so long that even a healthy, profitable business like Waveland Bowl is going to be able to survive.”

Handler said he’s not trying to spare his bowling alley from the shutdown, but he’s asking for your support once they reopen.

“That crunch you know, I love it. I live for it,” said high school bowler Jamie Elliott. That support is something he is eager to give.

“I just think that everyone in every community should work together to keep these places alive,” Elliott said.

But uncertainty is also felt a few blocks over at Timber Lanes Bowling Alley.

“This is not the way I ever wanted to end it. I’m 65 years old. I’m at the point of retirement, but I’m not ready to retire yet,” said proprietor Robert Kuhn. “I still want to be involved in this business. It’s hard.”

Kuhn said his business is solid financially for now, but at some point, they’ll need to make a tough decision.

“We can’t even think about what we’re going to do in the future because we don’t know,” he said. “It just gets depressing. You know, you come in here and there’s nobody here.”

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Frequent fliers could face this problem with post-pandemic travel

Comments from an American Express executive are raising concerns that formerly frequent travelers are accumulating large amounts of miles and points in airline and hotel loyalty programs but not using them – for now.

Once a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available, that could lead to a sudden rush to claim free flights and rooms, putting a strain on the availability of those rewards.

According to Bloomberg News, AmEx Chief Financial Officer Jeff Campbell said at a conference that users of his company’s own Platinum and Gold cards as well as the co-branded cards it provides to major travel companies have been hoarding a growing number of points and miles as the pandemic continues to depress travel, which seems to be the preferred redemption goal for those cardholders.

He noted that they could use their card-earned credits to shop online for merchandise or other things, but they’re not. “They’re just stocking up the points to travel,” he said.


Besides earning credit card points, frequent travelers have seen increasingly generous concessions from major airline and hotel loyalty programs, extending their elite status, making it easier to earn elite status in the future, and offering various point/mile bonuses.

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Campbell said he sees the current aversion to claiming reward trips as just “a fairly temporary change in the way people are going to spend. … The human urge to travel — to gather, to explore — is insatiable.”

The question is, what will finally renew their demand for award travel? How soon will it happen, and will the travel industry be prepared to satisfy it if it comes in a big rush? It could depend, too, on when and to what extent various countries relax their current pandemic-related entry restrictions.

Hawaiian beach destinations like the Marriott Maui Ocean Club are always hot properties for reward travel.

Hawaiian beach destinations like the Marriott Maui Ocean Club are always hot properties for reward travel.

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The issue has spurred some online discussion. On Twitter, personal finance columnist Ron Lieber posted: “1) virus 2) airline capacity shrinks 3) people hoard miles 4) vaccines come 5) everyone tries to redeem at once and there aren’t enough free seats at reasonable prices in miles?”

Business travel writer Joe Brancatelli replied: “If you’re hoarding points now, you’re doing it wrong. Virtually ALL people should switch to cashback cards for the foreseeable future. The payoff is better, more immediate and easier. Only dedicated gamers will win the airline game. Average users will be losers.”

What about you, readers? Are you stocking up on credit card/airline/hotel points/miles? If so, how do you hope to use them, and when?

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Stranded Australians face longer wait as PM declares hotel quarantine alternatives unsafe

About 36,500 Australians stranded overseas and international students will have to wait longer to come to Australia, after Scott Morrison declared alternatives to hotel quarantine unsafe.



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Three weeks after saying he wanted to develop “innovative” alternatives, including quarantine in-home, on-farm or on-campus, the prime minister revealed Australia’s top health advisers consider they are “not … options we can safely take on”.

After national cabinet on Friday, Morrison told reporters in Canberra that Australia cannot yet take international students back and would therefore take an “Australians first” approach as it rations places in its cap of 6,000 arrivals per week.



Scott Morrison wearing a suit and tie: Scott Morrison provides a Covid update after Friday’s national cabinet meeting. He says alternatives to hotel quarantine such as in-home, on-farm or on-campus quarantine are not safe.


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Scott Morrison provides a Covid update after Friday’s national cabinet meeting. He says alternatives to hotel quarantine such as in-home, on-farm or on-campus quarantine are not safe.

The continued restriction is a blow to Australia’s struggling university sector and the prospect of international business travel resuming before a widely available vaccine.

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Morrison thanked Queensland for agreeing on Friday to boost its contribution by 150 places per week and signalled extra capacity in Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.

But with Victoria’s hotel quarantine program still suspended, Morrison said Australia could expect to bring just 25,000 Australians home by the year’s end, while 36,500 were registered to return. Capacity would grow when Melbourne resumes arrivals, he said.

“The challenges are still greater than the capacity to receive people in quarantine,” he said. Morrison noted that numbers of Australians intending to return had grown from 26,000 in mid-September and likened it to “a cup that keeps filling up”.

“Australia will maintain its quarantine arrangements for people coming from overseas,” he said.

In October the Halton review canvassed alternate sites for quarantine and the possible use of smartphone apps and wearable surveillance devices to allow travellers to quarantine at home.

But the acting chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, said although there were some pilots of on-farm quarantine for seasonal workers from low-risk countries there were no “large-scale” alternatives to hotel quarantine.

Kelly noted “how dangerous the rest of the world is” – citing 157,000 new cases in the UK in the last week and 731,000 in the US – and credited hotel quarantine with Australia’s success excluding and containing the coronavirus.

Morrison said the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee and the national cabinet had “taken a good look at [alternatives], and those options aren’t presenting”.

“We’ll keep looking. But I’m not going to raise an expectation that you could expect to see them.”

Morrison argued that hotel spots were not the only limit on arrivals, citing the use of police and health officials to maintain safe quarantine.

“The challenges we have in getting Australians home means the ability to … take international students back at this time through quarantine arrangements does not present itself.

“It’s Australians coming home first – that is the commonwealth policy.”

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Girl, 17, killed in Pompano hotel room was shot in face as gunman fired at random

Twin sisters Alissa and Aliza Cabrera-Espaillat had just celebrated their 17th birthdays on Oct. 30, and five days later Alissa was dead in a hail of shots fired at random — now, two people are facing murder charges in her death.

According to the arrest reports, 19-year-old Deangelo Cincord fired several bullets through the closed-curtained window of Room 123, striking Alissa Cabrera-Espaillat in the face and shoulder. The teen was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The family had been living in the Travelodge at 1201 N.W. 31st Ave. for about a week, said Jasmine Colon, Alissa’s older sister.

“Because of the pandemic, my stepfather had lost his job and couldn’t pay the rent,” she said. “Then a week later, this lady comes to the room and the shooting starts.”

Cincord, who was arrested Nov. 4, told police that he fired several shots through the window of Room 123 after co-accused Jayla Leondrea Patton, 23, argued with Colon’s stepfather, Armando Gonzales, in the doorway.

The family was in bed and the curtains were drawn shut, when Gonzales told detectives he heard a loud knock at the door at about 2 a.m. that night, and when he looked through the peephole he saw a hand blocking his view.

Gonzales opened the door a crack and Patton was standing there demanding to see her ex-boyfriend “Bill” who she accused of “disrespecting her grandmother earlier that night,” the report stated.

The family knew “Bill” but he was not staying with them at the hotel, according to the arrest report.

Gonzales told Patton there was no one named Bill in the room and he pushed Patton back to close the door. Seconds later, several gunshots shattered the glass window of the hotel room and Gonzales saw his stepdaughter fall to the floor, detectives said.

“She had her whole life ahead of her,” Colon said. “There were so many goals that she had and they were all ripped away from her because of two selfish people.”

Colon said the family is struggling with the senseless tragedy.

“There’s so much pain going on right now,” Colon said. “Her [twin] sister doesn’t know how to cope, her fiancé doesn’t know how to cope, I don’t know how to cope, [our] mother, stepfather… we just don’t know.”

Surveillance video obtained by the sheriff’s office appeared to show how the crime unfolded.

Patton and an armed, bare-chested man with a T-shirt wrapped around his face — later identified as Cincord — were seen on video walking toward the Travelodge. Video also shows Patton talking with Gonzales in the doorway and Cincord farther down the walkway. Patton is seen glancing at Cincord and making hand gestures.

When Patton tries to enter the room, Gonzales pushes her back and she slips and falls. When she gets up, video shows Cincord stepping forward and firing his weapon.

Cincord told detectives Patton wanted him to “pistol whip” her ex-boyfriend once she lured him out of the hotel room,

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Man Shot In Face In Hotel Parking Lot Early Thursday

A man was shot in the face in the parking lot of a hotel in Redwood City early Thursday morning, police said.

Redwood City police responded at 4:04 a.m. to a gunshot detection system activation at the Days Inn by Wyndham hotel at 2650 El Camino Real, and shortly after that learned from Atherton police that a gunshot victim was being driven to a hospital by his friend and was found at Middlefield Road and Ringwood Avenue.

The victim said he and his friend were staying at the Days Inn and were near their vehicle parked in front of their hotel room when a suspect approached and demanded that the victim “empty his pockets,” police said.

When the victim refused, the suspect pointed a gun at the victim and shot him in the face. The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening and he has since been released from the hospital, according to police.

The suspect fled on foot and was last seen going through the hotel’s rear driveway toward El Camino Real. He is described as a black man about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 160 pounds who was last seen wearing a blue shirt, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Detective Ryan Kimber at (650) 780-7138 or a tip line at (650) 780-7107.

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Immigrants, border families face difficulties amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

Travel restrictions have affected Americans and international travelers alike, but perhaps no one feels border-crossing conundrums more acutely than immigrants and their loved ones. And with the COVID-19 pandemic surging in several countries, their situations are likely to worsen before they improve.

The U.S. borders to both Mexico and Canada are closed through at least Nov. 21, according to a tweet from Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf earlier this month.

“To continue to limit the spread of COVID, the US, Mexico, & Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel through Nov 21,” the tweet reads. “We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to identify safe criteria to ease the restrictions in the future & support our border communities.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country will keep the border closed until the U.S. gets control of the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 – and USA TODAY’s analysis of the most recent Johns Hopkins data suggests that day isn’t near: 18 states reported record case numbers for the week ended Sunday and another five recorded new records for deaths in one week. 

Border crossings into the U.S. may be more locked down than out of the country despite the U.S. having the highest COVID-19 case count in the world, with more than 9.2 million.

All told, the U.S. reported a record 569,350 new cases, eclipsing the previous week’s high By way of comparison, its COVID-19 cases for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1 were more than 14 times the 38,799 cases Canada’s public health agency reported for the past two weeks.

Despite the land border closure, Canada has begun allowing extended family members who live in the U.S. to seek an exemption allowing them to travel north, provided they follow that country’s COVID-19 requirements. Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) called on President Donald Trump to do the same on the U.S. side.

“I ask you to implement carefully calibrated exemptions to these restrictions – based on reasonable public health metrics – for property owners and those traveling to reunite with family across the border,” he wrote earlier this month. “The Canadian government has relaxed restrictions for travel of family members of Canadian citizens on two separate occasions already. … The United States, however, has yet to adopt similar exemptions for land border crossings.”

Some trips across the U.S.-Mexico border are worth the risk

Since March 21, the Trump administration has also restricted travel at the U.S.-Mexico border in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Currently, border crossings into the U.S. are limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents returning home and individuals crossing for “essential” purposes, such as 

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Cameron Peak, East Troublesome fires evacuees face hard decisions

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By the time Becky Jensen returned to her home in Poudre Canyon in late October, she hadn’t slept in her bed for 12 weeks.

Back in August, Jensen returned from celebrating her 50th birthday with a two-week hike in the San Juan Mountains as the Cameron Peak Fire ran east down Colorado Highway 14, forcing widespread evacuations that included her cabin a mile west of Rustic.

For the next 2½ months, Jensen camped out in her mother’s basement in Fort Collins with two cats and a dog, even as mandatory evacuations turned to voluntary. 

“I have asthma and pets. It was smart to gather everything together and head to Fort Collins and stay with my mom,” Jensen said as she prepared to return home after evacuations were lifted for the Colorado 14 corridor.

It’s been a long slog, but Jensen considers herself lucky. Her house is still standing and she was able to take refuge with family. Not everyone had that option.

Unlike the 2012 High Park Fire, when the American Red Cross opened a large evacuation center at The Ranch in Loveland, COVID-19 concerns prompted the agency to pay for hotel rooms for evacuees unable to find shelter with family or friends. 

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The Red Cross reported to Larimer County leaders that it has paid for more than 27,000 hotel nights. A family or single person staying in a hotel room for one night counts as one hotel night.

At the peak of Cameron Peak Fire evacuations, the Red Cross housed 1,300 evacuees in 570 rooms spread across 16 hotels and a KOA campground.

That number soared Oct. 22 when Estes Park residents fled the approaching East Troublesome Fire. Through Tuesday, 2,273 evacuees were housed in 1,043 rooms across more than 35 area hotels and two KOAs.

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Hilary and Josh Embrey’s home in Buckskin Heights in Masonville, Colorado was destroyed in the Cameron Peak Fire.

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While the loss of homes is still being assessed, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office has reported more than 442 structures have been destroyed within the county.

Of those damaged or destroyed, 209 are homes —  26 are primary residences. An additional 208 are outbuildings and 17 were designated as businesses that were part of the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes.

Those who lost their homes will be forced to find more permanent housing over the coming days and weeks while they decide what comes next.

Their decisions — depending on the final structure loss from the fires — could both tighten an already stressed housing market and help a hotel industry decimated by COVID-19.

Want to help: Here’s how to help those impacted by the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires

COVID-19 clears hotel space for fire evacuees

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One in Four European Airports Face Insolvency if Travel Fails to Recover

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Many European airports will struggle to stave off insolvency without state help unless travel recovers from its pandemic slump by the end of the year, according to the continent’s main industry group.

Airports Council International Europe predicts that 193 out of 740 airports in the region will soon struggle to pay their bills while government-imposed quarantine requirements remain in place, according to findings released Tuesday. The airfields in doubt are mainly smaller, regional hubs but still account for about 277,000 jobs, ACI said.

“The figures published today paint a dramatically bleak picture,” Director General Olivier Jankovec said in a statement. “Eight months into the crisis all of Europe’s airports are burning through cash to remain open, with revenues far from covering the costs of operations.”

Airlines and airports are among the companies hardest hit by the pandemic, and both industries are calling for an international testing agreement that prevents passengers from having to isolate for weeks at their destination — a factor that’s putting off many people from traveling. Such a system, which would still require passengers to provide a negative test before departure, could reopen lucrative transatlantic routes and is soon set to reconnect Hong Kong and Singapore.

“Governments’ current imposition of quarantines rather than testing is bringing Europe’s airports closer to the brink with every day that passes,” Jankovec said.

European passenger numbers fell 73% year-on-year in September, meaning the region has lost 1.29 billion travelers since January.

In Germany, Europe’s largest economy, Paderborn airport has already filed for insolvency after passenger numbers fell 85%.

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The measures were taken after Lombardy, Italy’s most populous region, has once again become the most affected in the COVID-19 resurgence, adding more than 2,000 infections a day. Hospitals are coming under strain and intensive care units are filling up.

The new measures allow only table service for bars from 6 p.m., ban takeout alcohol sales from that time and prohibit all consumption of booze in public spaces, an effort to eliminate crowds from forming in piazzas with takeout drinks.

Italy’s other hardest-hit region, southern Campania, has taken similarly strict measures, including a shutdown of schools for two weeks. After parents protested, the regional governor backed off Friday and allowed day-care centers to remain open.

PRAGUE — Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic have surpassed 10,000 in one day for the first time, setting a new record high for the third straight day.

The Health Ministry says the day-to-day-increase of the new confirmed cases surged to 11,105 on Friday. It is almost 1,400 more than the previous record set a day earlier.

The country has registered a total of 160,112 cases, including 1,283 deaths.

After a series of new restrictive measures adopted by the government to slow down the surge, Health Minister Roman Prymula said he still expected a rise of those tested positive for about two weeks.

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