Celeste and Dua Lipa among Brit Award frontrunners
The stars both have three nominations, while four women are up for best album for the first time.The stars both have three nominations, as have newcomer Arlo Parks, dance producer Joel Corry and grime duo Young T & Bugsey.
An American Airlines flight from Australia to Los Angeles was canceled Friday after a flight crew member tested positive for COVID-19.
American Flight 72 was due to leave Sydney at 9 a.m. local time but is now due to depart Saturday at 11 a.m., according to the airline's website.
"An American Airlines flight that was due to depart Sydney this morning was postponed due to a possible COVID-19 case in a flight crew member. The crew member was tested as part of routine surveillance,'' New South Wales health officials said in a statement.
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He said, she said: AP writers predict 2021 Grammy winners
NEW YORK (AP) — Putting out music in a pandemic, without the ability to connect directly with fans through touring, felt sort of like a tree falling in the forest with no one around to hear it. Experiencing music in 2020 became a solo experience, for good and for bad, and music that was able to transcend the physical bubbles we all put around ourselves felt rare and special. In some ways, the Grammy nominees represented that difference with albums and music meant for self-exploration or dancing like no one was watching. And sometimes the omissions speak volumes. Associated Press Music Writers Mesfin Fekadu and Kristin M.
It's being called a possible case because it is not yet known whether the crew member, who had mild symptoms, is still testing positive from a previous COVID infection but is no longer infectious. Antibody tests will determine that, government officials said at a Friday news conference in Sydney.
The Daily Telegraph, a newspaper in Sydney, called the incident a "Covid scare at the airport.''
Urgent testing is under way after an airline crew member tested positive for COVID-19, halting a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. https://t.co/2S03B7MJRg
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) April 9, 2021
But an official at the news conference said positive tests among flight crews are a weekly occurrence.
"It’s not a surprise,'' one official said. "Our flight crews are coming from countries where there is quite a lot of transmission of COVID.''
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American was looking into the issue, airline officials told USA TODAY.
Australia is considered a major COVID-19 success story for its efforts to combat the spread of the virus, with White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci praising the country's efforts last month.
Sydney has strict rules for flight crews. Pilots and flight attendants from outside the country are tested for COVID-19 upon landing and then are required to stay at a quarantine hotel and test every 5-7 days while in quarantine and again on Day 12, the last day of quarantine. Those who decline to be tested can't leave quarantine.
J.D. Power's 2020 North American Airline Satisfaction Study ranks 10 major airlines according to customer satisfaction. This year's study produced rankings for short-haul and long-haul flights based on traveler responses to questions in eight areas, from check-in to baggage handling. Here's how the airlines ranked (with scores out of 1,000) for short-haul flights, from lowest customer satisfaction to highest.
10. Frontier Airlines, a discount airline based in Denver, scored 746 points for short-haul flights. (It was No. 9 in long-haul flights with 739 points.) J.D. Power said Frontier's no-frills strategies didn't help when it came to satisfaction scores.