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Tour company Thomas Cook ceases trading bookings cancelled

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LONDON — British tour operator Thomas Cook has ceased trading and all its hundreds of thousands of bookings cancelled after the firm failed to secure rescue funding.The Civil Aviation Authority announced the film’s collapse early Monday. More than 600,000 vacationers had booked through the company.CAA said 150,000 are British customers now abroad who will have to be repatriated.The group’s four airlines will be grounded and its 21,000 employees in 16 countries, including 9,000 in the UK, will be left unemployed.The debt-laden company had said Friday it was seeking 200 million pounds ($250 million) to avoid going bust, was in talks with shareholders and creditors to stave off failure.The Associated Press read more

High school science program leaders visit Brock

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The Faculty of Mathematics and Science, led by academic adviser Heather Bellisario, welcomed District School Board of Niagara high school science program leaders to campus this week.About half of the 25 teachers who attended were Brock alumni. Dean Syed Ejaz Ahmed spoke to them about the benefits of passing on their experiences at Brock to their current students to encourage them to study at Brock.Associate Dean Hichem Ben-El-Mechaiekh along with Doug Bruce and Fiona Hunter from Biological Sciences, Santo D’Agostino from Physics, and Dorothy Levay and Neil Marshall from Mathematics participated in a panel discussion regarding what students need to be successful as they enter a post-secondary science program.The panel also presented the teachers with observations of Brock science professors on the strengths and weaknesses of first-year students. read more