The Daily Populous

Saturday January 2nd, 2021 day edition

image for Lil Pump banned from flying JetBlue after rapper refuses to wear face mask on flight

Lil Pump is no longer allowed to fly on JetBlue Airways after the rapper allegedly refused to abide by the airline's COVID-19 safety protocols and wouldn't wear a face mask during a recent flight.

The 20-year-old hip-hop star, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, boarded a JetBlue flight on Sunday when he got into an argument with crew members.

A JetBlue representative confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that Garcia "became verbally abusive" after he was asked "multiple times" to wear a face covering and refused.

The rapper was en route to Los Angeles, Calif., from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA Today first reported.

His return reservation "was canceled and he is no longer welcome to fly on JetBlue," JetBlue rep Derek Dombrowski said.

The airline asks that face coverings are worn inside airport terminals and for the duration of "every JetBlue flight.".


Covid wards 'full of children' for first time in pandemic, warn nurses

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Medics are starting to see “whole wards of children” suffering from Covid for the first time during the pandemic, a senior nurse has warned.

Ms Duffel, a Royal College of Nursing branch official, described a picture of NHS hospitals close to buckling under the strain of rising numbers of Covid patients.

She told Radio 5 Live on Friday: “20 to 30 year olds with no underlying conditions are coming in. »

US passes ‘historic’ anti-corruption law that effectively bans anonymous shell companies

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The United States has effectively banned anonymous shell companies from operating in the country with the passing of a new anti-corruption law described by campaigners as “historic”.

Anonymous companies, which can be used to hide funds illicitly obtained by criminals and corrupt foreign officials, would be effectively banned.

“For years, the US — thanks especially to states like Delaware, Nevada, and Wyoming — has acted as the world's biggest provider of anonymous shell companies. »

UPS, Amazon delivery drones a step closer to reality with new US rules

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And people who manage the drones will need to have a drone pilot's license with them whenever operating the aircraft.

"They get us closer to the day when we will more routinely see drone operations such as the delivery of packages.".

Existing drones will also need to be retrofitted with a beacon system, and all drones will need to comply with these rules in the next couple years. »