Ballistic missile radar coming to Oahu, Kim meets with Ige, Thirty Meter Telescope officials, Honolulu opens traffic center, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

This Aug. 29, 2017, photo provided by the Department of Defense shows a medium-range ballistic missile target is launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. PC:Latonja Martin Military leaders, community debate merits of high-powered ballistic missile radar on Oahu. Military leaders are talking about the need for a permanent, high-powered ballistic missile radar on Oahu to see threats to Hawaii and our nation. The Missile Defense Agency wants to build a flat facing...
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Back in Marrakesh

    Well yes, I am back in Marrakesh with friends Ching and Gary. The weather is beautiful and warm with the perfumed air enticing me further and further into the souks, and the spices teasing me to take Moroccan cooking lessons.       We were supposedly looking for a rug for their apartment in Cassis but it is so easy to get sidetracked in the Medina and lost. But by some miracle, I haven't been lost and I haven't used a map, nor GPS, visuals have been my guide. That doesn't mean if someone ...
Tags: Travel, Journeys, Marrakesh, Medina, Gary, Ching, Cassis, French la Vie, El Fenn Riad

Iran Admits Responsibility For “Unintentional” Airplane Crash

The government of Iran admits responsibility for the “unintentional” fiery crash of Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft with registration UR-PSR — which operated as Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 on its way to Kyiv from Tehran International Airport — on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 moments after its departure at 6:10 in the morning local time in Tehran; and the airplane disappeared from radar shortly after. None of the... The post Iran Admits Responsibility For “Unintentional” Airplane Crash app...
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Madagascar Part 5 Morondava to Antananarivo

After Baobab Avenue we drove about an hour toward Morondava a coastal town where we would stay the night. We made a stop at the local pharmacy in town most of us had gotten sick at some point by the end of the trip. The town was bustling and we turned
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Best party cities in the US

“Wild” is kind of a relative term. To some people, “wild” means staying up until the sun rises on consecutive nights, possibly ending up on a private jet somewhere over Bimini. To others, it means staying up past 9:00 PM on a weeknight so you can catch that extra episode of SVU. Point is, determining the “wildest” cities in the United States can be subjective. To help settle that debate, online sports book and betting tip site OLBG took a look at a series of factors — bars, strip clubs, and c...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Texas, California, Washington, La, Boston, Milwaukee, US, Fresno, Sacramento, America, San Francisco, Indiana, Indianapolis

What are the Differences Between Bareboat, Skippered and Crewed Charter?

Sailing around the world is one of the eco-friendliest ways to experience this amazing planet. Chartering a yacht to island hop through the Mediterranean, or cruise through the Caribbean, is definitely a major bucket list item for a lot of travelers. But when it comes to choosing how to sail, what are the differences between chartering a bareboat, skippered, or crewed yacht? Because there are different levels of experience for every skill imaginable, there are also varying levels of yacht charte...
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International Spy Museum to update

The International Spy Museum in Washington DC is coming under fire for its controversial torture exhibit. Three Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee — Dianne Feinstein, Martin Heinrich, and Ron Wyden — accused the musem last month of “misrepresenting” and “sanitizing” the CIA’s torture program, and requested that further context be added to the exhibit that takes into account the program’s actual effectiveness. The museum’s president, Tamara Christian, responded with her own letter...
Tags: Travel, Washington Dc, Cia, Senate Intelligence Committee, Ron Wyden, All, BuzzFeed News, International Spy Museum, Spy Museum, Torture Exhibit, Dianne Feinstein Martin Heinrich, Tamara Christian

China’s driverless bullet train

If auto-pilot cars freak you out, you should probably stay away from this driverless bullet train that goes 217 miles per hour. In preparation for the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, a 108-mile railway line opened on December 30 between Beijing and the host city of Zhangjiakou, cutting the travel time between the two cities from three hours to just 47 minutes. What really makes these Fuxing series trains unique — and potentially terrifying — is that they will be the world’s first to operate ...
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Most beautiful winter lakes

Summer is the season for envying your friends with lake houses and angling to get yourself an invitation to visit them. Lakes are as synonymous with summer weekends as beaches and barbecue, but many forget that lakes aren’t just a warm-weather destination. In fact, some — like people without lake houses — would argue that winter is the best time to visit the country’s most beautiful lakes. Whether it’s hiking, skating, or just a quick pit stop to bask in the frozen magic, a cold-weather lake ...
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Paco Lara “The Andalusian Guitar” – 22 February, Marvell Hall Byron Bay

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, PACO LARA presents the flamenco guitar in all its authenticity, culture and artistry. Acclaimed Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Lara presents his new album “ THE ANDALUSIAN GUITAR “ which includes some of the finest musicians from Spain and Australia . A flamenco performance with interpretations of some of the greatest guitar classics of all time, performed with the characteristic and unmistakeable sound (“toque”) of Jerez de la...
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Travel Alert January 2020: Australia Wildfires and How You Can Help — Including Donating for Photographs of a Naked Woman

With record heat and 147 wildfires burning in the state of New South Wales alone, almost every state in Australia is experiencing the worst fire season in decades during the hottest and driest year on record. At least 27 people have been killed; almost 2,100 homes have been destroyed; and as many as one billion animals may have already succumbed to the wildfires — and those are only two of the many statistics which fail to paint a remotely accurate picture of the devastation that country is expe...
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EasyJet parent ramps up legal action against 'pirate' airlineEasyJet parent ramps up legal action against 'pirate' airline

Trademark action filed against Colombia-based Easyfly
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Excite Holidays goes into administrationExcite Holidays goes into administration

Some staff were reportedly laid off before Christmas due to 'severe loss of revenues'
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President Considers New Travel Ban

Three years ago, shortly after President Trump entered office, he issued an executive order that, among other things, banned visas for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — even for those who have been living in the U.S. in valid employment or student status but who need new visas for re-entry. Now the Trump administration is considering an expanded travel ban that targets additional countries. Continue reading President Considers New Travel Ban...
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Partial list of participants at the National Reform Summit at Patanjali in April 2013

Came across this list in my records. I needed it for something. Putting it out my blog for easier reference in the future. This is a PARTIAL list. Many others are not listed here. Bhaleram Beniwal Retired Principal Rashtriya Adhyaksh Jat Mahasangh (Regd.) G. Leela Hyderabad Hem Raj Jain Veleraus of Ivelia Amar G. Choudhary […]
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Gnista Spirits will pay you to party

If going to a nightclub without having a couple of drinks in you sounds like your ultimate nightmare, this nightlife gig probably isn’t for you. Gnista Spirits, a Swedish brand of non-alcoholic spirits, wants to pay two people to party in Stockholm — sober. According to the job posting, Gnista is “currently seeking two enthusiastic party animals for a live test investigating Gnista’s credibility as a substitute for alcohol.” The gig includes round-trip flights and a hotel stay at Downtown Cam...
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Innovation Accelerated

The hospitality industry is often criticized for its slow pace in driving innovation across the sector, but what is it that holds the sector back? Why is hospitality different from industries such as banking and aviation where innovation seems to be much more advanced, and what can be done to accelerate innovation in hospitality?
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Boeing 737 MAX: Shocking staff emails releasedBoeing 737 MAX: Shocking staff emails released

'MAX is designed by clowns, who are supervised by monkeys' says one email
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Where to Travel in 2020: Peter Greenberg on CBSN Boston

Read the full article on at - Where to Travel in 2020: Peter Greenberg on CBSN Boston I sat down with CBSN Boston’s Liam Martin and recommended two islands to visit in 2020. Check out my recommendations for where to travel in 2020 by playing the video. The post Where to Travel in 2020: Peter Greenberg on CBSN Boston appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
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Beaches cliffs and a little history

Walking on the beach looking over tall cliffs onto aqua colored crashing waves and walking where the early explorers went to school...what more can you ask for in a day Throw in some fishing boats a lighthouse or two and a fortress and that was our d
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Sibling Rivalry at Rey Jnr, Haymarket

This tiny restaurant is an offshoot of Rey's Place on Crown Street in Darlinghurst. There's a shorter menu with a range of Filipino classics and rice bowls featuring suckling pig and pork belly as well as sweet ube desserts.
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Cookware from around the world

It’s easy to go down the new-food rabbit hole when we travel. Unfamiliar ingredients, fresh techniques, and the dishes that result from their marriage add flavor to our trips, literally and figuratively. Amateur chefs with a penchant for exploring, and eating, all across the globe tend to collect recipes like they do visas, stocking up on souvenirs like cookbooks and hard-to-find spices to recreate their favorite new dishes back home. But the tools we use in the kitchen have just as much of a...
Tags: Travel, Cooking, Mexico, China, Germany, India, Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Netherlands, Korea, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Denmark, Tunisia, Latin America

Books that make you want to travel

At Matador Network, we want you to hop onto trains, ride ferries, and catch flights to a new and exciting destination as often as you can. But the reality is that there’s only so much traveling one can do. So, if money, responsibility, or time get in the way of your globetrotting fantasies, know that your best (and cheapest) option to escape the day-to-day humdrum is to pick up a book. The editorial team has crafted a list of literary creations, from travel narratives to fantasy novels to his...
Tags: Travel, Google, Silk Road, Asia, Hong Kong, Books, Japan, California, China, Russia, Singapore, Los Angeles, Italy, Northern Ireland, Moscow, Tokyo

The Best Things to Do in Siena Italy

Here’s a look at the best things to do in Siena, Italy, including Siena must-see attractions, where to eat in Siena, exciting Siena tours, best hotels in Siena, and more. Well-known for its breathtaking historic architecture, gorgeous main square, and the rolling hills of the surrounding valley regions, Siena Italy is an exceptional travel destination. While it may not get as much attention as tourist meccas like Rome, Florence, and Venice, it has a lot to offer. There is so much that you can ...
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ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions Wins Top Spot at HotelTechAwards 2020 for Best Mobile Key Solution

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions has been named the winner of Mobile Key & Keyless Entry for the 2020 HotelTechAwards. Organized by HotelTechReport, this year's HotelTechAwards had over 24,000 hoteliers across more than 200 countries vote to rate their most favorite products and technologies. In winning the Mobile Key & Keyless Entry category, ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions competed against the world's leading digital key providers and was able to stand apart thanks to the reputation of its Mobil...
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How United Airlines Is Reneging On Lifetime Club Benefits

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading How United Airlines Is Reneging On Lifetime Club Benefits...
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Radio Guest List — Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — January 11, 2020

Read the full article on at - Radio Guest List — Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — January 11, 2020 This week, Eye on Travel  broadcasts from the Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We’ll have continuing reporting on the Boeing 737 Max as well as the Iran crisis. Peter is joined by Richard Bangs, considered the father of modern adventure travel, with an update on how escalating tensions in the Middle East will... The post Radio Guest List — Now Larimar...
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Radio Guest List — Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — January 11, 2019

Read the full article on at - Radio Guest List — Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — January 11, 2019 This week, Eye on Travel  broadcasts from the Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We’ll have continuing reporting on the Boeing 737 Max as well as the Iran crisis. Peter is joined by Richard Bangs, considered the father of modern adventure travel, with an update. on how escalating tensions in the Middle East will affect... The post Radio Guest List — Now...
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Summary of my key political trips to India

This is a note to myself. Will add links, photos, etc. in the coming days if I find time. 1999-2000: Met JP in Hyderabad to discuss political action. Met Parth Shah (at his first CCS home+office, Barun Mitra (at his original Liberty Institute) + Madhu Kishwar (at her house) a few others like Subodh. Meeting […]
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Tourism Startups Focus On Innovation And Sustainability

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in association with Globalia, the leading tourism group in Spain and Latin America, has selected the finalists of the 2nd Global Tourism Startup Competition, an initiative that the two entities have been working on since 2018 when its first edition was held.
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