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The Impact of Color

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Color has a bigger impact on your life than you might realize—for example, did know the colors of your walls have a direct effect on your mood? So it should come as no surprise that major airlines keep this in mind, as well.

For not-so-frequent flyers, being in the air may not be their ideal location. According to Boeing, blue is universally thought of as a peaceful color—and that may help calm your fears about flying.

“The color of the sky right now, bright and sunny, lowers heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and releases dopamine in the brain,” says Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, a licensed professional counselor, and board-certified coach.

 A study published in the Journal of Management Decision supports colors and psychology being directly correlated, as well. “Managers can use colors to increase or decrease appetite, enhance mood, calm down customers, and, reduce the perception of waiting time, among others,” note the study findings.

But guess what? Using the color blue isn’t the only sneaky way that airlines are trying to influence your behavior. There’s a similar reason why you’ll find carpeting at your airline gate, too.

 

Trump campaign plane flying illegally

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One of Donald Trump’s campaign aircraft is flying on expired registration, according to a recently-emerged report. The fine for this violation can be up to $250,000, plus a possible jail term of three years.
The registration period for Trump’s Cessna plane ended on January 31 and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hasn’t prolonged it yet.

Renewing the registration costs a mere $5 fee, plus some paperwork.

Trump was informed before the expiration by the FAA, and just as the registration lapsed, the report added.

In particular, on December 1, 2015, DJT Operations CX LLC, the company owned by Trump (and of which he is the only member, AP reported) that operates the Cessna, was issued a “final notice” of the expiration.

Exactly three months later, on March 1, 2016, DJT Operations CX was delivered another notice, stating that the plane’s registration had expired.

The Cessna can seat up to 12 people, and has made hundreds of flights on the campaign trail, the most recent of them on Monday for a campaign event.

There are four other aircraft in the Trump’s campaign trail: three choppers, as well as the widely-known jet with ‘Trump’ written across the fuselage.

The civil penalty for flying an unregistered aircraft can reach $27,500, while the criminal fine is up to $250,000, plus a possible jail term of three years, tops, if operators or owners violate the regulation.

However, in this case, FAA probably won’t seek the maximum penalty, the report added.

The campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks has commented on the case that the “standard renewal process is just about complete.”

The news came as the voters were casting their primary ballots in New York. The results are now known, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump announced as the winners for their respective parties.

Bolivia Hijacked

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EU apologies for the aerial blockade that forced the Bolivian president’s plane to land are “not enough,” said Bolivia’s foreign minister. The presidential plane was grounded amid suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had stowed away onboard.

The Bolivian Foreign Minister, David Choquehuanca, confirmed on Tuesday that Bolivia had received official apologies from Italy and Portugal, adding to those of Spain and France.

“Not only Spain has sent a verbal apology, but also Portugal and Italy have sent messages accounting for their actions,” said Choquehuanca at a press conference in the Bolivian capital of La Paz. However, Choquehuanca stressed that the apologies were not enough and the four countries “must identify those responsible and punish them in an exemplary fashion so that such an incident does not happen again.”

He went on to say that the apologies will be analyzed by the Bolivian government, adding that the countries in question would have “to repair the damage that has been done to the president.”
After attending an energy summit in Moscow, President Evo Morales’ plane was forced to abandon its home journey to Bolivia and land in the Austrian capital of Vienna on July 2. Italy, Spain, Portugal and France all closed their airspace amid suspicions that whistleblower Edward Snowden was onboard the presidential vessel.

Latin America reacted with fury at what they denounced as the “kidnapping” of the Bolivian president. At a meeting of South American countries following the incident Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Uruguay resolved to withdraw their diplomatic missions from the offending EU countries. Bolivia will also withdraw its envoys. “We repudiate any action aimed at undermining the authority of countries to grant and fully implement the right of asylum,” said the alliance of Latin American countries Mercosur. They also accused the EU countries of adopting a neo-colonial stance towards Bolivia.

It called for “solidarity with the governments of Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela,” all of which have offered asylum to the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Bolivia alleges that the US pressured the EU countries into blockading their airspace as an intimidation tactic.

Despite offers of political asylum from several Latin American countries, Edward Snowden is unable to leave Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport because he is not in possession of a valid passport. He has filed an application for temporary asylum in the Russian Federation, the receipt of which was confirmed by Moscow on Tuesday. According to Russian law the application could take up to three months to process.