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Popeye the Sailor: Taxi Turvy

Popeye and Bluto both run a taxi service. Bluto bullies Popeye and gets him to turn over all of his cab fares. Popeye eventually gets the better of Bluto. Animation by Tom Johnson and Frank Endres Music by Winston Sharples Produced in 1954 Credit: Public Domain Movie – publicdomainmovie.net/ * Click the “Save” button below…


Japan’s Service Sector Activity Grows at Fastest Pace in 6 Months—PMI

TOKYO—Japan’s services sector activity grew at the fastest pace in half a year in May as consumer sentiment recovered further following the easing of coronavirus curbs, though high energy and material costs pushed up input prices by a record rate. The final au Jibun Bank Japan Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to a seasonally…


Service Learning: Nurturing Children’s Sense of Charity in the Classroom

It was mid-December, shortly before Christmas vacation. The elementary and middle school students had just finished their annual Christmas carol performance at the local senior center. Teachers handed cards to their students, and the children started visiting people in the audience. I proudly watched one of my students, an 8-year-old girl, hesitantly approach an elderly…


As Restaurants Continue to Face Pandemic-Related Challenges, Servers Weigh in on Why Service Matters

By Jackie Varriano From The Seattle Times SEATTLE — “Service sucks now.” It’s a phrase I’ve heard uttered a lot the past two years. When pressed, the person might say it was because service was slow or harried, there wasn’t enough — or too much — conversation, they felt ignored, or the server hovered too…


US Service Sector Slows Further in February: ISM Survey

WASHINGTON—A measure of U.S. services industry activity dropped to a one-year low in February and employment contracted, suggesting that a slowdown in economic growth at the end of 2021 persisted beyond the disruption from the winter wave of COVID-19 cases. The Institute for Supply Management said on Thursday its non-manufacturing activity index fell to 56.5…


AirAsia to Lease at Least 100 Flying Taxis to Launch Air Ridesharing Service

AirAsia Aviation Group on Wednesday unveiled plans for a low-cost air ridesharing service in Southeast Asia after signing a non-binding deal with lessor Avolon for at least 100 Vertical Aerospace VX4 electric vehicles. Tony Fernandes, chief executive of AirAsia parent Capital A, said flights could start by 2025, with regulators in Malaysia and Singapore likely…


US Service Sector Slows in January; Input Prices Remain Elevated: ISM Survey

WASHINGTON—A measure of U.S. services industry activity dropped to an 11-month low in January as a resurgence in COVID-19 infections hurt demand at high contact businesses and kept workers at home. The Institute for Supply Management said on Thursday its non-manufacturing activity index fell to 59.9 last month, the lowest reading since February 2021, from…


Japan’s Service Sector Shrinks at Fastest Pace in 5 Months: PMI

TOKYO—Japan’s services sector activity contracted at the fastest pace in five months in January in a sign businesses faced pressure from a record surge in new coronavirus infections due to the Omicron variant. The world’s third-largest economy has seen COVID-19 cases surge in recent weeks, forcing the government to roll out tougher curbs across much…


Service sector bounces back in January as Omicron curbs ease

The recovery of the UK service sector regained momentum last month as Omicron coronavirus restrictions and case numbers eased back, according to new figures. The closely-watched IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services PMI survey scored 54.1 in January, bouncing back from a 10-month low of 53.6 in December. Any score above 50 shows growth in the sector….


FAA Sets Rules for Some Boeing 787 Landings Near 5G Service

Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Friday that interference could delay systems…