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As summer fades and the weather cools, people begin to spend more time indoors, in front of their screens and devices, looking for entertainment. To help you navigate the deluge of offerings, the Bing team has curated carousels for this fall s TV series, movies and books. We ve also included predictions for top reality voting shows and the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards1 *, airing this Sunday, September 18.

Check out the list of Bing 2016 fall entertainment experiences, and stay tuned for new releases and updates coming this October and November.

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Fall TV premieres: Search Bing for Fall TV shows2 to see a list of this season s lineup. Use the filters within the carousel to narrow your search by month of release, genre, or new versus returning shows. Check Out This Fall’s New TV Shows, Movies & More Cancelled TV shows: Many people search for a list of shows that won t make it back to the small screen. If you re among this group, Bing has you covered. Just search for cancelled TV shows3 to see the list of the unfortunate programs .
Primetime Emmy Awards: See the list of nominees and who Bing predicts will take home the statuette for each major category. For example, Game of Thrones is likely to take home an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for the second year in a row, and Veep is also predicted to repeat its Outstanding Comedy Series win.
Check Out This Fall’s New TV Shows, Movies & More Reality voting shows: This season, we re keeping a close eye on the two most searched-for reality voting shows: Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) and The Voice. DWTS just started its 23rd season, and Bing already has its first predictions: Ryan Lochte is safe while former Texas Governor Rick Perry is in danger of elimination. For more predictions, check bing.com.

The Voice returns on September 19th and predictions will be available after the first episode.
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Movies in theaters: Itching to get out of the house? How about a movie? Use Bing s carousel of fall movies to see what s in theaters now, and coming soon. Click on each title to watch the trailer, read reviews, see the cast, check local show times (available starting three days prior to theater release), buy tickets, and more.
Movies at home: Not a new feature to Bing, but always a great reminder that you can search what s new on Netflix or Amazon to see what movies are available to stream.

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Predicted must-read books: With tens of thousands of new books published each season, it can be difficult to choose your next read. To help, we ve enlisted our Bing Predicts technology that factors in the search, web and social buzz around the books, early reviews and more. From there, we used the data to showcase the top 50 books predicted to be the best sellers this autumn. Just search for fall books8 to see which made Bing s top list. From there you can use the filters in the carousel to search by release date and by paperback or hardback. Check Out This Fall’s New TV Shows, Movies & More

As you can see, it s a jam-packed season for entertainment, but we re just getting started. We ll be back next month to share more.

Until then, enjoy!

– The Bing Team

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Additionally, the Emmy name, logo and statuette are licensed to the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for International Emmys.

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‘I fell to my knees and felt sick to my stomach’: Man who planned to propose to his girlfriend on holiday in Las Vegas left stunned after airport…

  • Neil Webster planned to propose to partner Louise Donnelly in Las Vegas
  • A recent change in America’s entry requirements stopped him from flying
  • Travellers visiting the country must have a biometric or e-passport to enter
  • E-passports, which were introduced in 2006, have a symbol on the front
  • Passports issued between June and October 2006 may not be biometric
  • Had US passport issues? Email georgia.diebelius@mailonline.co.uk

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A man s secret plan to ask his girlfriend to marry him on a Discount Holidays © holiday to Las Vegas was spectacularly ruined when he was banned from his flight under new US passport rules. Neil Webster, 30, arrived at Manchester Airport with his partner Louise Donnelly, 28, but was turned away because he did not have the latest biometric passport. He is one of up to three million Britons who face having their holidays plunged into chaos by an American anti-terror law quietly introduced on April 1.

Even though they have valid tickets and visas they could be turned away at airports because they do not have biometric passports.

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Neil Webster, from Manchester, had planned to travel to the US on May 2 with his partner, Louise Donnelly. Both pictured with son Ronnie

Mr Webster claims he was told by a member of staff at the check-in desk that as his passport – which was issued prior to the biometric documents in 2006 – did not have a chip, he would not be able to fly

Webster said that he fell to his knees and I felt sick to his stomach when he was told he couldn’t fly to Vegas

Mr Webster, from Manchester, had booked a limousine from the airport as well as three nights at the famous MGM Grand and a table in Gordon Ramsay’s Las Vegas Boulevard restaurant for his grand proposal. He said he was ‘gutted’ when he heard the news that he would not be able to travel. Speaking to MailOnline Travel, Mr Webster said: ‘My partner decided that for my 30th birthday as something special we would embark on a small but hopefully fruitful once in a lifetime trip to Las Vegas.

One last hurrah, so to speak after the birth of our baby boy earlier in the year.

‘The date approached and I thought, to hell with it, I’ve been with my partner for 11 years now and we have boy we adore and share a home.

‘It was about time I stopped taking those digs in the ribs and manned up to propose.’

Mr Website said: ‘On the way to the airport there were lots of jokes between us about remembering passports and “imagine if we didn’t get through” but we never thought it would happen’

WHAT IS A BIOMETRIC PASSPORT?

British biometric e-passports were first issued in October 2006. The electronic documents differ from the older model due to added security features including a chip holding the carrier’s facial details, which was introduced in a bid to combat fraud and forgery. An electronic chip inside the passport contains the digitally coded measurements of the holder’s features like the distances between eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

The information is taken from the applicant’s passport photo and can be used to identify them. The Home Office minister at the time, Andy Burnham, said: ‘Not only will they improve the integrity and security of British passports, they will also help in the detection of forged or manipulated documents while confirming the identity of the individual.

‘Biometric technology makes use of the unique features we all have and there is no doubt that the use of biometric information to link a person to a passport will enhance security.

‘In step with our European partners we will also be considering the inclusion of fingerprints as well as facial data in due course.’

Biometric passports can be identified by a rectangular marker at the bottom (left). The old-style passport is pictured on the right

When Mr Webster arrived at the airport he was told that despite having an in-date passport and an ESTA, he would not be allowed to board his flight. He claims that prior to his departure to Vegas he had called Virgin Atlantic who advised him that all he needed to travel was ‘a passport with dates longer than my stay, and an ESTA to travel to the USA, border control is very strict’.

However travellers now need an e-passport, which can be identified by a symbol on the front showing it contains the chip, which can be used to prove who the holder is. Mr Webster added: ‘After booking the Discount Holidays © holiday I called Virgin and asked what I would need. The answer was helpful. I was told that I would need a passport with dates longer than my stay, and an ESTA to travel to the USA.

‘I was happy with this. I looked over my passport dates, they were fine. My partner’s, also fine.

I then looked online and applied for the ESTAs. They were granted within an hour or two so I thought that I was all done and safe to fly. Mr Webster arrived at Manchester Airport and despite the father-of-one having an in-date passport and an Esta, he was turned away from the gate and forced to miss his flight

The couple decided that the Discount Holidays © holiday would be ‘one last hurrah’ after the birth of their son Ronnie earlier in the year

‘On the way to the airport there were lots of jokes between us about remembering passports and “imagine if we didn’t get through” but we never thought it would happen.

‘At the airport the girl at check-in began to curiously scan my passport, it is a little beaten as it is almost 10 years old. She said there was no symbol on the front. I was at this point unaware what she meant.

‘She said “there is no symbol to show it is chipped”, and I replied “it’s not chipped” – I knew this because my partner’s was and the chip page is thick and extra visible.

‘I was then told “we can’t let you fly”. I fell to my knees and I felt sick to my stomach. My partner looked at me in disgust as she had told me to renew on numerous prior occasions, but with the calls I’d made and conversations I’d had I felt confident I’d be OK.’

The US ruling affects passports issued between June and October 2006, when the biometric system was brought in. This is because those issued between those dates may not be biometric. During this period around three million old-style passports may have been issued, although HM Passport Office refuses to say how many.

An estimated 80,000 of those with the ‘wrong’ passports already have US travel plans. Mr Webster was forced to pay a further 1,128 for new flights and documents on top of the current 2,200 Discount Holidays © holiday price. He has since revealed to his girlfriend the real reason behind the trip – that he was going to propose.

The pair will now travel to the US with new Virgin Atlantic flights on May 22 – but Mr Webster revealed he will no longer propose in the city as the ‘surprise and magic will not be there’. Mr Webster, who now has a new biometric passport, added: ‘I was distraught. I wasn’t once made aware of the requirement of a chipped passport even after numerous conversations.

‘We booked before the rule came in to place and I feel as a courtesy this should have been made aware to me before or around April 1.

‘The whole rushed process made me feel forced into a decision to spend what to me is a tremendous amount of money. I was told if I didn’t book the new 1,100 flights before my flight took off I would be classed as a “missed flight” passenger and it would cost more.

‘For me it would only be fair to receive in some way a form of compensation for all the heartache and troubles that have been caused.

The holidaymaker had also paid for a limousine to escort them to their room at MGM Grand (pictured)

Mr Webster claims that prior to his departure to Vegas he had called Virgin Atlantic who advised him that all he needed to travel was ‘a passport with dates longer than my stay and an Esta to travel to the USA’

‘I do not blame individuals but perhaps the whole process, a simple email telling me of requirements and also some better staff training on the issue surrounding chipped passports would have prevented any of this and right now I would be in Las Vegas living just inside my means with a smile on my face.

‘Now I have a credit card bill I can barely afford, and the shine has been taken from my forthcoming trip.

‘The worst thing is that now I feel my proposal wouldn’t have the sparkle I’d aspired to. It would look like an afterthought. I am gutted.’

A spokeswoman for Virgin Atlantic told MailOnline Travel: ‘We always try to provide our customers with as much detail as possible prior to travelling, however it is their responsibility to ensure travel documents are correct.

‘We do regularly update our travel guidance online, and it includes details of the new e-passport requirements to enter America.’

The change in America’s entry requirements was put into play on April 1 and states that all travellers visiting the country must have a biometric or e-passport to enter (file photo)

US ENTRY: THE NEW RULES

Holidaymakers looking to travel under the Visa Waiver Program must possess passports with specified security features. These features are that the document must be an electronic passport with a digital chip containing biometric information about the passport owner and must also have a machine-readable area of the biographic page.

The measures were announced by the US Department of Homeland Security on April 1. It said: ‘E-passports are issued by the proper passport issuing authority and must meet international standards for securing and storing information corresponding to the passport and traveller.’

Travellers without an e-passport will no longer qualify for entry to the US under the Visa Waiver Program. Those who wish to travel to the country on a non-electronic passport must apply for a visa from the nearest US Embassy or Consulate.

Source: Department of Homeland Security

Other distraught families yesterday told how their travel plans were ruined by the rule change. One father was told at check-in that his partner and two-year-old girl could board the plane but not him. British Airways last night admitted it had ‘no way of knowing if a person has a valid passport’ unless they checked it themselves before travelling.

Vic Ryan from Nottinghamshire aired his disappointment on Facebook after he arrived with his family at the airport to be told he would not be allowed to travel to Florida, as his passport did not have a chip

Hannah Elphick, 25, whose partner Kevin Nash was refused travel at Gatwick Airport check-in, was forced to go ahead without him to Florida with their two-year-old, Kloe. She said: ‘It has been the nightmare from hell. There has been so much stress and heartache, and lots of tears.

‘Kloe was heartbroken, being ripped away from her dad, and Kevin was heartbroken that he wouldn’t get to be there on his little girl’s first plane trip. We’ve had memories taken away and it cost us a fortune.’

Hannah Elphick, 25, whose partner Kevin Nash was refused travel at Gatwick Airport check-in, was forced to go ahead without him to Florida with their two-year-old, Kloe. The family are pictured together above

EVEN TRAVELLERS WITH BIOMETRIC PASSPORTS HAVE BEEN DENIED ENTRY

Despite having a biometric passport with a chip, Bob Lees (pictured) and his wife had their ESTAs cancelled

Bob Lees from Swindon revealed that he was left in shock when he and his wife’s ESTAs were cancelled just two weeks before their three-month trip to Oregon in the US.

After calling the US Embassy and Consulates in the UK, Lees said that he was not told why the couple’s documents which were chipped – had been stopped, but believes it was because they were issued in October 2006, when the first of the biometric passports were issued. After paying 203 for two new emergency passports, the Lees were able to travel to the US and stated that the UK passport office has since apologised and reimbursed the costs of the new documents – and the 140 miles they had to travel to pick them up in Newport. Speaking to MailOnline Travel, Lees said: ‘I was getting really stressed after I received the email saying our ESTAs had been cancelled as we only had two weeks until we travelled.

‘In my opinion I believe that passports issued in October 2006, which is when the e-passports were first issued were probably cancelled.

‘We had no explanation and had to pay out, but it has been reimbursed now.

‘When I picked up the passports I was told that a lot of people with passports issued in October 2006 had complained that they had also had their ESTAs cancelled.

‘We had to reapply for those too with the new passports and pay.’

Mr Nash, a 34-year-old gamekeeper from Cambridgeshire, was forced to spend two days arranging an emergency passport, which cost him 700 including paying for a hotel and other expenses. He finally flew out to join his family two days later. Miss Elphick claimed she called British Airways before booking the trip to check he would be all right to travel as his passport was due to expire within six months. She claims the airline assured her he was, and failed to inform her of the new rules. BA said it was unable to confirm or deny this last night.

Although it usually takes weeks to get a new UK passport, passengers can normally obtain an emergency one within days or even hours if they pay a premium. Travel expert Simon Calder said: ‘The travel industry as a whole has not covered itself with glory. While some travel agents and operators have been letting their customers know about the changes, others seem to be relying on the long-established rule that passengers are responsible for adhering to all the right rules.

‘It’s an extremely stressful and expensive experience to be turned away from your transatlantic flight.’

Vic Ryan, from Nottinghamshire, had his family Discount Holidays © holiday ruined after falling foul of the new law. He said: ‘We saved long and hard and filled in all the necessary online forms, only to turn up at the check-in desk to be advised I would not be allowed to travel as I didn’t have a biometric passport.’

He said his loved-ones flew on from East Midlands Airport while he stayed behind and spent 500 arranging an emergency passport. He finally flew to Florida on Wednesday, ‘to meet up with a very distraught family’. The rule came in under the US Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015. It follows last year’s shootings in San Bernardino, California, by a US-born man of Pakistani origin and his Pakistan-born wife.

The Department of Homeland Security said it had been advising travellers about the change since December, both on its website and when they apply online for electronic travel visas, known as Estas. A spokesman said the warnings stated ‘anyone with a passport issued in 2006 needed an e-passport after April 1, 2016,’ adding: ‘We also sent out at least two notices to the airlines on how to verify e-passports.’

BA said: ‘The week before our customers travel to the US, we send a reminder email recommending they check they have the right documentation, with links to detailed information on the changes.’

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL TO THE US

Those travelling without Visa Waiver Programme

Travellers planning a business-related trip to the US on a temporary basis will need to apply for a business visitor visa (B-1) and those heading to America for tourism purposes will need a visitor visa (B-2).

How do I apply for a visa?

Travellers between the ages of 14 and 79-years-old are required to apply for a visa in person through a pre-arranged interview. Those seeking a visa must first complete an online DS-1601 and print a confirmation page.

Secondly travellers must pay an MRV application free and schedule and interview.

Those travelling with Visa Waiver Programme

ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, it is not a visa, but is part of a system to increase security for travellers entering the US from countries included in the Visa Waiver Programme, such as the UK.

Who needs an ESTA?

Any UK national travelling to the US as a tourist or on business for 90 days or less must have an ESTA or they will not even be able to board a flight. Even if you are just passing through America in transit, you are still required to have a valid ESTA. Babies, who don’t necessarily have a plane ticket, are still expected to have an ESTA.

How do I apply for an ESTA?

You can only apply for the ESTA online, it is available at www.cbp.gov/esta2 and involves filling out a form including personal details from passport number to address to travel details and any criminal convictions.

Source: US Embassy and Consulates in the United Kingdom

References

  1. ^ online DS-160 (uk.usembassy.gov)
  2. ^ www.cbp.gov/esta (www.cbp.gov)

World’s happiest countries revealed – guess where the UK ranks?

THE cheeriest place on Earth has been revealed.

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JOY: Can you guess where the happiest place on Earth is?

Denmark is the happiest place in the world, according to a report backed by the UN. The Scandinavian country came out on top in a study that ranked countries on factors ranging from wealth and life expectancy to having someone to count on in times of trouble . But where did the UK rank?

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BEAUTIFUL: Denmark has been voted the happiest place in the world

Well, rainy Britain only came in at number 23 two places down from the previous year. Our island nation was beaten was the likes of Switzerland at number two, Iceland at number three and fellow Scandinavian finalist Norway in fourth spot.

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HAPPY MAP: The UK came in at number 23

Finald made it to number five, followed by Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand. Sunny Australia was listed as the 9th happiest place and Sweden was 10th.

The United States came in at 13, while France was voted the 32nd happiest place and Italy only made it to the 50th spot.

America has gotten a lot richer over the last 50 years, but not happier

Jeffrey Sachs

American professor Jeffrey Sachs, head of the SDSN and special advisor to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, said: For a society that just chases money, we are chasing the wrong things.

“There is a very strong message for my country, the United States, which is very rich, has gotten a lot richer over the last 50 years, but has gotten no happier.”

“Our social fabric is deteriorating, social trust is deteriorating, faith in government is deteriorating,” he added. The report also ranked Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan nations as the least happy countries.

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The study ranked 157 countries by happiness levels using factors such as per capita gross domestic product (GDP) and healthy years of life expectancy. And Scandinavia seems to be getting it right as the region placed first, fourth and tenth in the list of the top 10 happiest places on Earth.

Drone photography new seven wonders of the world pictures3

4 12 years running. With dramatic mountainscapes, glaciers and the deep coastal fjords, we can see why it always comes out on top.

Reports claim that the country’s “outdoor lifestyle” which plays a role in their good health was a key factor to their success.

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