WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NASA will highlight the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station with a trio of news conferences beginning 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 29. The briefings, which will take place at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The full astronaut crew flying on the mission also will be available for interviews.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 flight mission, scheduled to launch no earlier than Oct. 23, will carry astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to the space station from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

All media participation in these news conferences and interviews will be remote; no media will be

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Crew change on ships at Vizhinjam near Thiruvananthapuram has been roiled by efforts of a local steamer agent to block rivals from undertaking staff swap.

Dowins Resources Pvt Ltd, a local steamer agent, has formed an association – Minor Ports Traditional Steamer Agents Association – with the aim of creating a monopoly over crew change business at Vizhinjam.

Vizhinjam emerged on the world crew change map in July as embattled ship owners and managers sought newer locations for swap staff on ships after travel restrictions imposed by nations to deal with the spread of coronavirus disrupted this key activity globally since March.

Since opening-up for crew change, Vizhinjam has seen some 350 crew being rotated from 26 ships, of which 25 were carried out by Dowins Resources and One by Capital Holdings.

Dowins Resources and Capital Holdings had secured interim orders from the Kerala High Court to undertake crew change

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Century 21 Department Stores LLC grabbed headlines last week when it confirmed plans to close all 13 of its stores and liquidate assets as part of a chapter 11 process.

In doing so, the New York-based company became just the latest in a string of major retailers to file for bankruptcy in 2020 — a year where virtually every type of brick-and-mortar business suffered due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But not all stores have to close due to bankruptcy. J.C. Penney Co. Inc., for example, was just sold to two of the country’s largest mall owners: Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners. The deal wound up saving about 70,000 jobs and allowed the 118-year-old business to avoid liquidation.

Another M&A scenario saved J. Crew Group, which this week shed most of its debt via a deal with Anchorage Capital Group.

Per RetailDive.com, over two dozen retailers have

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday ordered airlines to resume pre-flight alcohol tests for pilots and cabin crew members.

The aviation regulator had on March 29 this year suspended breath analyser (BA) test for “all aviation personnel” like pilots, cabin crew members, ground handling staff and air traffic controllers due to the “extraordinary” circumstances posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and given the directions issued by the high courts in Delhi and Kerala.

“In partial modification of the DGCA order… dated 29.03.2020, this is to convey that the employer/organization shall ensure flight crew member and the cabin crew member shall undergo pre-flight BA test,” said the regulator in an order dated September 4.

This means breath analyser tests will continue to remain suspended for aviation personnel other than pilots and cabin crew members.

In domestic flight operations, 10 per cent of pilots and crew members should undergo pre-flight

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