More About Biometrics at Airports

There is some interesting news in the world of biometric identification and privacy this week. The Department of Homeland Security…Continue reading on Austin Startups »
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In general, I don’t take pictures from different official art exhibitions, even if this is more and more tolerated, allowed. Here are however a few samples from exhibitions I have recently visited: Da Vinci (Louvre)… … El Greco (Grand Palais)… … and Toulouse-Lautrec (Grand Palais).  I have visited a few more – without photos. Right now you can for example see Bacon (Centre Pompidou), Degas (Musée d’Orsay), Le Douanier Rousseau (Musée Maillol), Mondrian (Musée Marmottan Mo...
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University officials grilled over budget, Honolulu mayor signs plastics ban, Kauai woman, Mormon church, settle over child sex assault claims, Mauna Kea obstruction defense cites war crimes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

University of Hawaii - Hilo ©2019 All Hawaii News UH Executive Salary Hikes, $2.7M Enrollment Contract Under Scrutiny. State lawmakers grilled University of Hawaii President David Lassner on Friday about the university's spending, focusing on a $2.7 million consultant contract to increase enrollment and recent salary increases for UH vice presidents. Hawaii Public Radio.Senators question University of Hawaii officials over spending and raises. State senators grilled University of Hawaii...
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Avnish Bajaj Redux? Supreme Court of India Denies Relief to Google in Criminal Defamation Proceedings

By Divij Joshi In its judgement in Google India Pvt. Ltd. vs M/s Visakha Industries, delivered on December 10, 2019, the Supreme Court denied to quash defamation proceedings against Google for its failure to expeditiously remove allegedly defamatory material from its ‘Google Group’ service. The case is significant for online intermediaries operating in India, as […] ...
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The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)-Immigrate to Altona/Rhineland,

Altona/Rhineland is located in southern Manitoba, our region has a long history of welcoming newcomers and integrating both immigrants and refugees into the social fabric of the community. ​ Altona/Rhineland is participating in an immigration pilot that creates a path to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers who want to live in our community. The pilot is  designed to  support economic development within our community and strengthen our local business’s capacity to develop and ...
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The Ancient Village of Hampi

Hampi described as a fantasy world of rocks and ruins lies in the south Indian state of Karnataka on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. Now a laidback ancient village which sprawls over both sides of the river Hampi was once the last capital of Vijay
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2019 Quake

Things taken out by Eloise on the bike today pole 1 barrier 1 mother and child almost 1. The 1906 earthquake had nothing on this kid except that she gave a little warning in the form of a highpitched squeal audible only to dogs before she
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The best ways to enjoy the outdoors while traveling

If you’re an outdoors type, then your holidays are probably best spent hiking and getting up bright and early to get plenty of fresh air. An outdoors holiday is often what dreams are made of for those who have a box full of hiking boots next to the front door and a closet full of Gore-Tex. If you’re thinking of having the ultimate holiday in the presence of Mother Nature, then here are few ways to maximize your time away. Book an adventure holiday If you’re usually one for hiking and mountain ...
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19 Easy Ways to Save Money in Armenia

Posted: 12/16/19 | December 16th, 2019 I never got to Armenia when I was in the Caucasus. I was bummed because there so much history there. Next trip, right? Well, Carine and Doug love Armenia so much, they’ve visited four times over the past few years. So, in this guest post, they are going to give us their best tips for saving money when you visit Armenia! Armenia is one of the oldest nations on earth. Its roots date back to 860 BCE, and its capital, Yerevan, just celebrated its 2,800th anniv...
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Unauthorized Users of Corporate Codes: Is This Company Cracking Down?

A number of ways to get low rates on different aspects of travel exist, which include various discounts and promotions. However, sometimes the lowest rate which can be procured — and perhaps earn frequent travel loyalty program miles and points and access benefits which elite level members typically enjoy — is by using a corporate code not typically available to the public. Although... The post Unauthorized Users of Corporate Codes: Is This Company Cracking Down? appeared first on The Gate.
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Glen Mills Chadds Ford Opens

Home2 Suites by Hilton Glen Mills Chadds Ford Opens
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Airlines accused of dragging their feet over compensation claimsAirlines accused of dragging their feet over compensation claims

Law firm reports sharp rise in cases that had to go to court
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CAA gives update on Thomas Cook refundsCAA gives update on Thomas Cook refunds

Thousands of claims have yet to be submitted
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Argentinien 2019

Montag 11. November 2019 Der 11. November ist in sterreich kalt und grau. Am frhen Nachmittag brechen wir zum Flughafen auf und machen uns mit Lufthansa ber Frankfurt auf den Weg nach Argentinien. Nach einer lngeren Wanderung vom ei
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Vand vulkaner og lidt af det hele

S er det vidst ved at vre et stykke tid siden jeg sidst skrev noget her men der er kun fordi der er sket s meget s lad mig tage det dag for dag for jeg har vidst heller ikke selv styr p det.Mandag ankommer jeg til National Park Village og
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GCC, Turkey non-financial corporates' 2020 outlook negative - Moody's | ZAWYA MENA Edition

GCC, Turkey non-financial corporates' 2020 outlook negative - Moody's | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The 2020 outlook for non-financial corporates in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Turkey and South Africa is negative, Moody's Investors Service said.The outlook for GCC non-financial corporates has changed to negative from stable, while it remained unchanged for Turkish and South African non-financial corporates.According to Moody’s, GCC corporates were assigned a negative outlook due to : low non-oil ...
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#Qatar announces $58 bln 2020 budget, expects surplus - Reuters

Qatar announces $58 bln 2020 budget, expects surplus - Reuters:Qatar announced a budget of 210.5 billion Qatar riyals ($57.83 billion) on Monday, a 1.9% increase in expenditure when compared to 2019, the ministry of finance said.The Gulf Arab country expects a surplus of 500 million riyals next year compared to a surplus of 4.4 billion riyals this year, a ministry statement said. ($1 = 3.6400 Qatar riyals) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Israel signs Egypt gas permit, becomes major energy exporter

Israel signs Egypt gas permit, becomes major energy exporter:Israel became a major energy exporter for the first time on Monday after signing a permit to export natural gas to Egypt. The announcement comes just days before a lucrative Israeli gas field in the Mediterranean Sea is expected to go online.Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz called the permit a “historic landmark” for Israel. He said it’s the most significant economic cooperation project between the neighboring countries since they signed...
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U.S. shale oil output to rise 29,000 bpd to record 9.14 mln bpd in Jan -EIA - Reuters

U.S. shale oil output to rise 29,000 bpd to record 9.14 mln bpd in Jan -EIA - Reuters:U.S. oil output from seven major shale formations is expected to rise about 29,000 barrels per day (bpd) in January to a record 9.14 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a monthly forecast on Monday.Output at the largest formation, the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico, is expected to rise 48,000 bpd to a new record 4.74 million bpd, the smallest increase since July.Production fro...
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#Qatar to Run Surplus, Keeps Brakes on Spending Before World Cup - Bloomberg

Qatar to Run Surplus, Keeps Brakes on Spending Before World Cup - Bloomberg:Qatar will run a budget surplus for a second straight year in 2020 as infrastructure spending stagnates while it wraps up projects ahead of the soccer World Cup.Next year’s fiscal plans foresee a surplus of 500 million Qatari riyals ($136.4 million), down from 4.4 billion riyals in 2019, according to a statement from the Ministry of Finance seen by Bloomberg News. The projection is based on average oil price of $55 per b...
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#SaudiArabia's NCB, Riyad Bank pull plug on merger plan - Reuters

Saudi Arabia's NCB, Riyad Bank pull plug on merger plan - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s biggest lender by assets, National Commercial Bank (NCB) and Riyad Bank, the kingdom’s fourth largest, said on Monday they had ended merger talks, without giving a reason. “The boards of both banks have decided to end preliminary merger talks and not to continue with the merger study,” the two said in separate stock exchange filings. The merger was expected to create a combined bank holding $183 billion in assets an...
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RPT-COLUMN-Bullish oil bets surge after OPEC+ reaches deal on cuts: Kemp - Reuters

RPT-COLUMN-Bullish oil bets surge after OPEC+ reaches deal on cuts: Kemp - Reuters:Hedge fund managers piled back into petroleum last week after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the OPEC+ group of major oil exporters announced deeper-than-expected cuts to their production in the first quarter of 2020.Hedge funds and other money managers bought futures and options equivalent to 154 million barrels in the six most important contracts linked to petroleum prices in the week to Dec. 10.Purchases were t...
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Oil rises on U.S.-China trade hopes, still below three-month highs - Reuters

Oil rises on U.S.-China trade hopes, still below three-month highs - Reuters:Oil prices rose slightly Monday on hopes energy demand will benefit from the trade deal between the United States and China announced last week, but prices remained below the previous session’s three-month highs.Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 settled up 12 cents, or 0.2%, at $65.34 a barrel, a session after hitting their highest since Sept. 17 at $65.79.West Texas Intermediate crude CLc1 settled up 14 cents, or 0.2%, at ...
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Crave Interactive Adds a Touch of Spice to the All New Higgins Hotel & Conference Center in New Orleans with the Installation of Its Award-Winning In-Room Tablets

Las Vegas - Crave Interactive, the world-leading developer of cloud-based digital guest service solutions for hotels, today announced the installation of its award-winning in-room tablets in The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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The Best And Worst Oil Predictions Of 2019 |

The Best And Worst Oil Predictions Of 2019 |’s nothing like wild volatility to destroy the integrity of those high-end bankers and analysts who are brave enough to make oil price predictions year in and year out.But the forecasting nightmare doesn’t stop them, even at the worst of times.  In the final month of last year, banks and analysts were brave enough to divulge their predictions for 2019. At that time, the second year of the OPEC agreement was coming to a close; the U.S...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks boost #Saudi market as Aramco continues rally - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks boost Saudi market as Aramco continues rally - Reuters:Saudi Arabia's stock market rose onMonday, led by banking shares and Aramco, as the oil giantclimbed for the fourth straight day since listing. Most othermajor Gulf bourses were also higher.Riyadh's benchmark index increased 1.1%, with AlRajhi Bank and Arab National Bank gaining1.9% and 3.3%, respectively.Saudi Aramco closed up 1.6% at 38 riyals.The state-owned firm will join the Tadawul index and globalbenchmarks such a...
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Lebanon Steps Up Fiscal Engineering to Buy Time in Debt Crisis - Bloomberg

Lebanon Steps Up Fiscal Engineering to Buy Time in Debt Crisis - Bloomberg:Lebanon’s worst economic crisis in decades is forcing authorities to wade deeper into the kind of fiscal engineering that the International Monetary Fund said risks undermining the central bank’s credibility.The central bank bought 3 trillion pounds ($2 billion) of Treasury bills from the government at 1%, well below market rates, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. It’s expected to buy half as much again ...
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Argentina Expected To Impose 20% Tourist Dollars Tax

This is part of an “economic recovery package” that will somehow “reactivate the local tourism industry.” I do not think this is how it works. Continue reading Argentina Expected To Impose 20% Tourist Dollars Tax...
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Aramco’s Inclusion in Indexes Seen Underpinning Stock - Bloomberg

Aramco’s Inclusion in Indexes Seen Underpinning Stock - Bloomberg:Saudi Aramco’s stock should get further support this week from global index compilers, potentially inflating a valuation that’s already seen by many investors as too high.MSCI Inc., FTSE Russell and S&P Dow Jones Indices will begin to add Aramco to their benchmarks in an accelerated process due to the size of the offering, which could draw more than $1 billion to the Saudi stock market, according to analysts. The oil giant will al...
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