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Canadian man sues airline for serving sparkling wine instead of champagne

Canadian man sues airline for serving sparkling wine instead of champagne

World
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian filed a lawsuit this month against Sunwing Airlines because they promised champagne but only served sparkling wine.Daniel Macduff booked a flight from Montreal to Havana aboard Sunwing Airlines, a budget airline based in Toronto, which advertised "champagne service" on board.But instead of a flute filled with bubbly from Champagne region of France, where official champagnes are from, Macduff got a cup of carbonated wine.Macduff's attorney, Sebastien Paquette, said the airline used deceptive advertising to lure customers into buying their tickets."You have to go beyond the pettiness of the [wine cost] per head," said Paquette, according to the National Post. "What's important is you're trying to lure consumers by marketing something, and you're not giving them th...
Ditch that budget and craft a 'financial freedom' plan instead

Ditch that budget and craft a 'financial freedom' plan instead

Finance
I don't know about you, but I hate the word "budget." It suggests scarcity and constriction.Though I have always been more likely to indulge myself than to deny myself, I have come to realize that with money, as with life, boundaries are often necessary to create more freedom. So I call my budget my "financial freedom" plan.How can you create a financial freedom plan? The first step is to define your goals and your values. What would you be doing if you had more time? What responsibilities would you give up if you could? Where do you see yourself in five years if everything goes right in your life? It helps to bring as much detail as you can to your vision. Knowing that I am living my dream of varied days, using my skills to help people find peace and overcome challenge in their financial ...
Why does it drizzle instead of rain? NASA offers answer

Why does it drizzle instead of rain? NASA offers answer

Science
July 26 (UPI) -- Why do some rain clouds produce drizzle -- more mist than rain -- instead of fully formed raindrops?New research by NASA scientists suggests updrafts play a more important role in curtailing drizzle than previously estimated. Scientists hope their findings will improve weather modeling and forecasting.Water droplets form as water condenses on airborne particles or aerosols. Higher concentrations of aerosols encourage clouds with more small water droplets, increasing the chance of drizzle. Because aerosols are more likely to be found over land than over the ocean, models predict drizzle is more likely over land.But the latest analysis of precipitation models suggests aerosols alone can't account for the likelihood of drizzle.Previous studies have shown warm air updrafts to ...