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Business class was my chance to get home. After 24 hours of niceness, I wish I had my $7,000 back | Lewis Jackson | Life and style

I am an Australian, but I have been studying in Barcelona since September 2019. When cases of Covid-19 first rose in March, I considered leaving, but I shared a lease with my then-partner, and the time difference meant I would have had classes at 2am. By July, I had finished my thesis and my lease. With no hope of work in Spain, I booked a flight.

Australia hugs the edge of the world, and Melbourne is closer to Antarctica than Bali. The federal government’s decision to limit entry to 4,000 people per week (now 6,000) shattered the fragile air corridors connecting Australia to the world. With only 30 seats per flight sometimes, airlines started encouraging passengers to upgrade to business to guarantee a seat.

By September, I was squatting in someone’s spare room, with the tenuous promise of a make-up flight in November. My flight had been cancelled twice already.

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Sourdough baking during coronavirus lockdown sparks bakery business in Jackson

JACKSON, MI — When much of the U.S. started staying at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and baking sourdough bread became the hobby of the hour, Aaron Cole was ahead of the curve — his culture was already going strong.

In fact, he’d baked enough for he and his wife to wonder if they should slow their carb intake. Not wanting his sourdough to go to waste, Cole asked on Facebook if anyone wanted the bread. Interest was garnered in minutes. People soon asked how he got his sourdough to be that good — they couldn’t even get their starting cultures right.

So DoughNation Bakery was born.

Six months later, a passion for baking and an entrepreneurial spirit brings Cole and his new bakery business to Fortress Coffee and Cafe in Jackson three days a week to sell whatever comes out of his garage-turned-bakery. Beyond sourdough,

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Veteran Public Affairs Executive Tami Jackson Buckner Joins Michael Best Strategies as Partner

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Michael Best Strategies LLC (Strategies), a fast-growing national government relations firm, announced today that public affairs veteran Tami Jackson Buckner has joined as a Partner in the D.C. office. Buckner, an experienced and well-respected legislative strategist, will bring her unique understanding of federal, state, and local issues to provide strategic counsel to clients of the firm’s growing Washington, D.C. office, as well as clients throughout the United States.

Buckner has spent more than 25 years advising Fortune 500 companies, developing deep policy expertise on issues ranging from agriculture, food, and nutrition to energy and the environment. She joins Strategies from Waste Management, where she led the federal legislative and political function in Washington, D.C. Previously, Buckner held corporate leadership positions in government and public affairs at Kraft Foods Group, The Coca-Cola Company, and DuPont.

“Tami has it all – subject matter expertise, an exceptional reputation, and a

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Laura Painia Jackson, manager of the celebrated Dew Drop Inn in Central City, dies at 91 | Music

Laura Painia Jackson, the business manager of the legendary Dew Drop Inn, died Sept. 11 of kidney failure at her New Orleans home, her son, Kenneth Jackson, said. She was 91.



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The Dew Drop, at 2836 LaSalle St. in Central City, was a magnet for Black entertainers when segregation was the rule. It was also a family business that Jackson’s father, Frank Painia, founded in 1939. In addition to a performing area, the Dew Drop had a barber shop, a restaurant and a hotel for traveling performers who, in the Jim Crow era, could neither eat nor sleep in New Orleans’ famed establishments.

“Deacon John” Moore, who played there frequently, called the Dew Drop “a one-stop shop” where traveling musicians could get free lodging in exchange for performing.

Ray Charles, who lived at the Dew Drop, frequently practiced on the piano at the home where Jackson lived

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