Ryanair to shut website for a weekend

“Ryanair is to shut down its entire flight booking system for a whole weekend later this month, it emerged today. Neither online or telephone customers will be able to book flights between 10pm on Friday, 22 February and 11pm on the following Monday. Flights will continue as normal during the shutdown, which has been caused by the installation of a new booking system.

Ryanair said its free web check-in service will also not be operating during the bookings system shutdown, and that any passengers affected by this will not be charged the airport check-in fee.”

Link: http://www.rte.ie

US warns against travel to western Kenyan cities

“The State Department warned Americans Thursday against travel to Kisumu and other western Kenyan cities while temporarily moving a number of US officials from Kisumu to the capital Nairobi.

“US citizens should avoid all travel to the cities of Kisumu, Nakuru and Naivasha, and defer all non-essential travel to the remaining portions of Nyanza, Western, and Rift Valley provinces,” it said in a statement.”

Link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Critics fear chill on U.S. north

“Beginning Thursday, U.S. and Canadian citizens who want to enter the United States from Canada must provide border agents with two documents: proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate and a government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license.

In the past, documents weren’t required to cross the border from Canada into the United States. The rules apply to people who are 19 and older and who do not have passports. Until this week, U.S. and Canadian citizens have been able to enter the U.S. without any proof of citizenship. Saying they were Canadian or a U.S. citizen was sufficient.”

Link: http://edition.cnn.com