Governor unveils supplemental budget, Honolulu police shootings spike, Obamas here for the holidays, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige unveils budget ©2019 All Hawaii News Governor Wants More Money For Teachers, Infrastructure. Hawaii Gov. David Ige wants to spend an additional half a billion dollars over the next two years on state government operations. Hawaii Public Radio.Ige Proposes Significant Spending Hikes to Operating, CIP Budgets. Hawai‘i will spend almost $2 billion more over the next two fiscal years than previously budgeted, assuming the Hawai‘i State Legislature approves the proposal Gov. Dav...
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what i'm reading: ali: a life by jonathan eig

Ali: A Life is an extraordinary book about an extraordinary person. It's an epic page-turner at more than 500 pages. This is simply a fascinating book about an utterly fascinating person.If Muhammad Ali hadn't existed, you couldn't make him up. No fiction character on this scale would be believable. It would be a cartoon.The only athlete who comes close is Babe Ruth -- but Babe Ruth never aligned himself with an outlaw counterculture and made shocking pronouncements about the U.S., imperialism,...
Tags: Travel, US, America, History, South Africa, New York Times, Philadelphia, Muhammad Ali, Ali, Harlem, Clay, Madison Square Garden, Robinson, Parkinson, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth

Can I Eat That Moldy Cheese?

Cheese + Mold. Is it safe to eat? This is a question I get asked a lot!This article on the Bon Appetit website came across my radar the other day (even though it was written in 2018!) and after I read the following paragraph, I knew I had to share it."The first thing you’ve got to understand is that, by and large, microorganisms like mold are what makes cheese, well, cheese. “In a lot of ways, cheese is mold,” explains Morillo. With the notable exception of fresh cheeses that are meant to be co...
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My next TOI blog post (15 Dec) The difference between Abraham Lincoln and Narendra Damodardas Modi

Belatedly posting this here for those who don’t directly subscribe to TOI Edit page.
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Workplace Presentation Skills for Immigrants

 by  Ronita Mohan If you have just moved to a new country and found a job—congratulations! Now, you are probably concerned with making a good impression. This is where your presentation skills will become important. Good presentation skills can work like camouflage, making it seem like you have a strong understanding of office culture, even if you are still figuring it out. As you adjust to your new environment, you might be surprised by a few things. Maybe office etiquette is different her...
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New Zealand's landscape under pressure from booming tourist industry, report says

Country could face Venice-style overcrowding and lose tranquility that attracts visitors in the first place, says commissionerNew Zealand’s booming tourist industry is threatening to ruin its most popular landscapes and could see the country face the kind of overcrowding seen in cities such as Amsterdam, Venice and Barcelona, a new report has warned.International visitor numbers are approaching four million and could rise to 10–13 million every year by 2050, said the report by the parliamentary ...
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This Component Counts Towards Airplane Seat Comfort Also — But Few People Seem to Discuss It

Seat pitch, leg room, angle of recline and the width of seats found aboard airplanes are discussed ad nauseum in much of the media: how passengers are crammed like sardines so that airlines can enjoy more revenue by fitting additional people into the fixed space of an aircraft. Other than executives who work for an airline, finding people who will defend the comfort of a seat in the economy class cabin might very well be next to impossible — and while the aforementioned factors certainly do cont...
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The Discoveries Monument in Lisbon

The post The Discoveries Monument in Lisbon appeared first on LandLopers.
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Experiencing the Best of Tampa in 4 ½ Steps

It had been more than a decade since I last visited Tampa and the surrounding communities. But even when I did visit on a somewhat regular basis, it was always for work and I had little opportunity to explore what is a fun and lively city. That’s one reason why I wanted to include a stop in Tampa on my Florida road trip with Marriott. Throughout 2019 I’ve been exploring more of the U.S. in cooperation with Marriott to highlight places that I think make for ideal getaways. In Tampa I discove...
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My Favorite Books of 2019

Posted: 12/17/2019 | December 17th, 2019 Another year is almost over, which means it’s again time for my annual best books of the year list! This year, I sort of fell off the book-reading wagon. Writing my own book, moving to Paris and then Austin, and running a conference was exhausting and, by the end of the day, I was often too tired to read. But, while Netflix often whisked me away to dreamland, I did manage to read a lot of great books this year. It may not have been as many as I would ha...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Silk Road, Tibet, China, US, America, Turkey, Austin, Bliss, Netflix, Paris, Poland, Kate, Hostelworld, Eric Weiner

Why a trip to Canada should be on the top of your bucket list

Canada is one of the most breathtaking countries in the world. It is a destination that even the most well-travelled explorers will enjoy. Not only is there the stunning landscape to marvel at but the country is incredibly diverse and multicultural. Canada’s cities are famous melting pots of different cultures, providing you with amazing sights and places to eat. You will be swept off your feet by the overwhelming scenery and history that this part of the world has to offer. The Wildlife The w...
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Drool Over This Art Gallery’s Creative Crafts in PA!

... Do click the title to see the full, beautiful article!
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Buenos Aires

We're staying in the Retiro district which of course means nothing when you choose accommodation in a new city so the first thing to do is explore. Leafy trees and elegant balconied apartments line the street with two cafes and a barrestaurant very close
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American Airlines Adds Option For Premium Economy Awards On Air Tahiti Nui

For many of you French Polynesia is about the destination and not how you get there. But a whole new way of getting there has been opened up to AAdvantage members. Up until now there’s been no competition for premium economy award space – it was available only to Club Tiare members. We’ll see how long availability remains this good now that so many more people can book it. Continue reading American Airlines Adds Option For Premium Economy Awards On Air Tahiti Nui...
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2010s restaurant industry news

In the last decade , food culture underwent a seismic shift. Celebrity chefs became just as interesting as, and in some cases more important than, the food they prepared. Sure, we had Julia Child in the latter half of the 20th century, but the start of the 21st century saw the concept of the “chef personality” she pioneered in America explode in popularity: Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay became household names. Padma Lakshmi dominated reality television as the host of Top Chef. David Chang...
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Accor And AEG Extends Their Global Partnerships With Global Assets Deal

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group and AEG, the world's leading sports and live entertainment company, announced today that their partnership has extended to a global deal and will incorporate a number of AEG and AEG-affiliated venues, festivals and events. Accor will benefit from access to a global set of AEG assets including; venue partnerships with Qudos Bank Arena Sydney and Barclaycard Arena Hamburg; ticketing rights with AEG Presents UK and AEG Presents Asia and a festival par...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, Sydney, Accor, American Express, Aeg, Hyde Park, Qudos Bank Arena, Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Taylor Swift Pearl Jam Little Mix Pixies

dailypoint™ & D-EDGE announce strategic partnership

dailypoint and D-EDGE - part of the Accor Group - are pleased to announce a global strategic partnership combining the CRS of D-EDGE, one of the leading providers of digital solutions for hotels, with the CRM and guest data management platform of dailypoint.
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KISS disrespects Japan's number one Kiss tribute band

KISS takes money from the Tokyo fans one last time. KISS Haneta , the former number one KISS tribute band in Japan, and one of the best in Asia, made a public appearance at Tokyo Dome as special guests of the band. "We were voted the best KISS makeup era tribute in Japan in 2010 through 2015, then again in 2018 by the KISS Army Japan. We got fucked over this year by that dumb comedy tribute, Gene Simmonz Cherry Red Asshole this year. The Japanese KISS fans spoke and we need to respect ...
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Accor announces the disposal of its 85.5% stake in Orbis to AccorInvest for €1.06bn

Accor announces today it entered into a binding agreement to sell its 85.8% stake in Orbis to AccorInvest at a price of PLN115 per share, corresponding to proceeds for Accor of PLN4.55bn (€1.06bn), in line with Orbis' Gross Asset Value. This completes the Orbis transaction, following the acquisition by Accor of Orbis' Management and Franchise business last October for €286m.
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China Southern Airlines launching JV business with BAChina Southern Airlines launching JV business with BA

Tie up will expand on current codeshare agreement
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Accor To Sale & Manage Back The Mövenpick Hotels Lease Portfolio

Accor announces it has agreed to restructure Mövenpick hotels' lease portfolio through a sale & management back agreement with HR Group, a German private fund. This will result in a €429m reduction of Accor's consolidated debt, predominantly related to IFRS 16 lease liabilities.
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Heavenly Reyna Stars in "Glass Darkly" Movie!

Heavenly Reyna Stars in "Glass Darkly" Movie! Award-winning actress HeavenlyReyna will star in the psychologicaldrama "Glass Darkly" based on the Heavenly Reyna  an award-winning actress will star in the psychological drama "Glass Darkly" based on the true story of two teenaged World War II heroes written/directed by Dave Penner and Eli Chance with award-winning cinematographer Ben Gaskell. It is a grounded coming-of-age period piece with brutal psychological twists and a modern flair that ...
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Cook fundraiser raises over andpound;180,000Cook fundraiser raises over andpound;180,000

Money is still pouring in to help former staff
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ITV rapped for Judith Chalmers' comments about Travel Republic

Ofcom upholds complaint about Good Morning Britain interview
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See a sneak preview of First Choice's new advertSee a sneak preview of First Choice's new advert

It's no longer the home of all inclusive, it's a low cost package holiday brand
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Like the rest of Australia, the Falls team are devastated about the fires impacting parts of New South Wales, so to express their gratitude and in recognition of the tireless efforts of the heroic firefighters, $20 from every Falls Byron Event Ticket sold from today through to midnight Christmas Eve will be donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service. This joins the $20,000 raised during the Black Friday campaign donated to the Salvation Army disaster relief. As they travel around Australia spreading ...
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Miles Now Post Immediately After American Airlines Flights

My Tuesday flights already posted to my American AAdvantage account when I checked Tuesday evening. I didn't wait until the morning to look because these flights would put me over 100,000 miles for the year. Other readers have confirmed that they're also seeing miles posting right after flight. Continue reading Miles Now Post Immediately After American Airlines Flights...
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A wonderfully old Tokyo tofu shop and its owner

This wonderfully old tofu shop has appeared on these pages before. On my Instagram account several times as well. But when a store front looks as fantastic as this one does, then resisting further photographs is utterly futile. And if that wasn’t enough, a peek inside proves that both the owner, and interior, are equally intriguing.
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$408.25 Round Trip Between New York and Milan With Emirates Airline — But Hurry…

As part of its featured fares from 12 origination airports in the United States, Emirates Airline is offering a sale from New York to Milan for seats in the economy class cabin as low as $408.25 round trip between Saturday, January 11, 2020 through Sunday, November 15, 2020... ...but you must... The post $408.25 Round Trip Between New York and Milan With Emirates Airline — But Hurry… appeared first on The Gate.
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