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A Spanish court has ruled against budget flight conglomerate Ryanair, against its decision to impose fine on one of its customers, who violated its terms and conditions by carrying a bag which weighs much higher than what is approved by the flight management.

The court has found as excessive the terms and conditions of the flight that require its customers to limit their luggage to their handbags.

The court has asked the flight management to return the fine amount, which they collected from the affected customer, with interest.

Meanwhile, the court has taken a light stand on the question of compensation. It has found it unnecessary to ask the flight management to pay any compensation to the affected customer.

Anyway, the court direction, it seems, is not likely to change the attitude of the flight management.

The company still says that it will revamp its terms and conditions. The company, it seems, sees the judgment as an intrusion of the court into the right of the company to decide on its internal policies.

Ryanair is a popular budget aircraft. It offers short distance budget flight service. It usually does not allow its customers to carry anything more than their handbags. It charges extra money for additional luggage.

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In an award ceremony at Singapore, the Mirazur restaurant of France was awarded as the world’s No:1 restaurant. It is for the first time that Mirazur’s chef Mauro Colagreco and his dining room is achieving the first place. Previously the restaurant was having the third position.

The competition was organised by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The restaurant’s ‘salt-crusted beetroot with caviar cream’, is one among the world famous dishes, in which the vegetables are taken from its own garden. The restaurant is run by an Argentine chef.

Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco

The methodology of the awards, which started since 2002 has been questioned by some critics. The list of awards had been prepared on the basis of more than 1,000 culinary experts’s decisions.

Spain’s three restaurants had the top 10 positions. Restaurants of Denmark and Peru had two top 10 entries each.

William Reed Business Media, that published the World’s best 50 restaurants said that “Mirazur provided “the ultimate restaurant experience”.

They added that they are highly impressed by the “unrivalled views of the French Riviera, three levels of cascading vegetable gardens churning out the sweetest produce and a team of outrageously talented cooks and front-of-house staff”.

Reuters reports that Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco said that he felt like he “was in the sky”.

Check out the list of the top 10 restaurants:

  1. Mirazur, Menton – France
  2. Noma, Copenhagen -Denmark
  3. Asador Etxebarri, Axpe -Spain
  4. Gaggan, Bangkok -Thailand
  5. Geranium, Copenhagen -Denmark
  6. Central, Lima -Peru
  7. Mugaritz, San Sebastián -Spain
  8. Arpège, Paris -France
  9. Disfrutar, Barcelona -Spain
  10. Maido, Lima -Peru

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A passenger has captured the moment a plane hit a severe pocket of turbulence, on Kosovo-Switzerland flight.

Media reports said that about ten people have been injured in the incident aboard the ALK Airlines flight from Pristina to Basel. A member of cabin crew had been thrown into the ceiling.

The video shows the frightened passengers crying and shouting and some others praying. This incident was just before 20 minutes, when the plane was to land.

Watch the Video !!

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Miss Glam World, one of the Finest beauty pageant from the house of Pegasus, to find the most beautiful and talented woman from the world, will be taking place in India tomorrow! The event will be starting at Indian time 6:00 pm at Gokulam Convention Centre, Cochin, Kerala.

Manappuram Finance Limited and Mahindra are the prime partners of the event in which 38 beautiful ladies from different countries of the world are competing for the title.

The aim of the pageant is to bring out and appreciate the genuine beauty and inherent talents of young Women. Miss Glam World along with Miss South India, Mrs South India, Miss Queen of India, Miss Asia and Miss Asia Global are also conducted by Pegasus and are the only beauty pageants in the country which does not judge a women’s beauty with a bikini round, said Dr. Ajit Ravi, Chairman of Pegasus.

The grooming sessions of the beauty contest in which there will be three prime rounds as National costume round, Red cocktail round and White gown round have been started from 20th of April at SAJ Earth Resort & convention centre, Kochi. The session, which is handled by prominent personalities in the modelling sector, and which aims to impart knowledge in yoga, meditation, personality development, beauty care, catwalk, photoshoot and talent search to the contestants, will help the ladies to gain more confidence. Eminent personalities from the film and fashion sectors will be there in the judging panel of the event for judging and guiding the contestants.

Apart from the winners, the judges will also select sub-title winners: Miss Beautiful Hair, Miss Beautiful Smile, Miss Beautiful Skin, Miss Beautiful Face, Miss Beautiful Eyes, Miss Congeniality, Miss Personality, Miss Catwalk, Miss Perfect Ten, Miss Talent, Miss Photogenic, Miss Viewers’ Choice, Miss Social Media, Miss Fitness, Miss Humanness and Gourmet Queen.

Only invited guests will be permitted access to the venue where the program will take place. Those received the invitation have been advised to wear black or red coloured dress.

The God’s own Country, Kerala is all set to welcome the Miss Glam World 2019!

Text: Sunaya Paison

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In an interview for a radio talk show, Jim Bridenstine, the Administrator of NASA said that the first person on Mars is likely to be a woman. Female astronauts are expected to mark history on space adventures soon! Bridenstine also said that the next American astronaut to set foot on moon will also be a woman.

No clues had been given regarding the name of the women. The exact dates for both these space ventures are also remaining unrevealed. The first all-woman spacewalk will be taking place later this month, revealed Bridenstine.

“These are great days. We have the first all-female spacewalk happening this month at the end of March, which is of course, National Women’s Month … So NASA is committed to making sure that we have a broad and diverse set of talent”. says Bridenstine.

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Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. Barcelona is the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan.

It is a colourful city with fanciful architecture. Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres. Lets have a look at some of the tourist spots.

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia was the inspiration of a bookseller, Josep Maria Bocabella, founder of Asociacion Espiritual de Devotos de San Jose. This giant Basilica that has been under construction since 1882, and it’s not expected to be completed for some time yet.

Park Guell

The Park Guell is a public park in Barcelona, designed by famous architect Antonio Gaudi. The Park Guell was not originally planned to be a park, but was meant for a modern housing estate but was officially opened as a public park in 1926. This park is now composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill.

Casa Batllo

Casa Batllo is a building in the center of Barcelona. It was designed by Antoni Gaudi, and is considered one of his masterpieces. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a legend of architecture and design. While looking at its design, it seems that the goal of the designer was to avoid straight lines completely. Much of the facade is decorated with a mosaic made of broken ceramic tiles of mostly golden orange and greenish blue colours.

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia) is situated on Montjuic hill. It has an outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings, and for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including modernisme and noucentisme. The major attractions are: Romanesque art, Gothic art collection, Renaissance and Baroque art collection, The Cambo Bequest, Thyssen Bornemisza collection, Modern art collection, The Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza collection and the Cabinet of drawings and prints.

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The French solo sailor Jean-Luc van den Heede (73) wins the 2019 Golden Globe Race, after 211 days and 23 hours at sea. The race started on the month of July last year with 19 sailors. He had arrived on Tuesday in Les Sables d’Olonne in western France in his 35-foot yacht Matmut, the first boat to finish the 30,000-mile Golden Globe race. Only 5 sailors including Jean were left during the last stages of the race. The final 5 positions were occupied as follows:

1 Jean- Luc VDH (FRA) Rustler 36 Matmut WINNER
2 Mark Slats (NED) Rustler 36 Ohpen Maverick
3 Uku Randmaa (EST) Rustler 36 One and All
4 Istvan Kopar (USA) Tradewind 35 Puffin
5 Tapio Lehtinen (FIN) Gaia 36 Asteria

“From all my experiences, I am well aware of the difficulties this race poses.”-Jean-Luc van den Heede

He also holds the record for the fastest solo west-about non-stop circumnavigation against the prevailing winds and currents, and has been a podium finisher in four previous solo round the world races.

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Lifestyle Travel

Malta, the extremely beautiful Southern European island country, is an archipelago made of three major islands. Officially known as the Republic of Malta, It lies 80 km (50 mi) south of Italy, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia,[12] and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. Malta is the world’s tenth smallest and fifth most densely-populated country. Valletta, the capital of Malta is the smallest national capital in the European Union.

“Malta is a sod of a place” – David Niven (Actor and Novelist)

Malta is known for its historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. Numerous bays along the indented coastline of the islands provide good harbours. The landscape consists of low hills with terraced fields. Malta is a popular tourist destination, with 1.2 million tourists per year. In recent years, Malta has advertised itself as a medical tourism destination,[27] and a number of health tourism providers are developing the industry.

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