Honolulu one of 20 U.S. airports screening for coronavirus, lawmaker wants to study magic mushrooms, Aloha Stadium designs unveiled, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu International Airport ©2020 All Hawaii News Passengers from China screened at Honolulu airport for coronavirus. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport began screening passengers from China on Tuesday as part of stepped-up efforts against the coronavirus at 20 U.S. ports of entry. Star-Advertiser.Health Officials Step Up Coronavirus Precautions At Honolulu Airport. Customs and Border Patrol agents will begin to distribute coronavirus alert notices to certain passengers. Civil Beat...
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KPCB has already blown through much of the $600 million it raised last year

Kleiner Perkins, one of the most storied franchises in venture capital, has already invested much of the $600 million it raised last year and is now going back out to the market to raise its 19th fund, according to multiple sources. The firm, which underwent a significant restructuring over the last two years, went on an investment tear over the course of 2019 as new partners went out to build up a new portfolio for the firm — almost of a whole cloth. Kleiner Perkins gets back to early-stage w...
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pupdate: the fence, the beach, and the cuddling that melts our hearts

It's been a while since I updated wmtc readers on the continuing adventures of Cookie and Kai.Short version: they are doing great. They are healthy, happy, and a constant source of entertainment, not to mention love and affection. But when it comes to dogs, who wants a short version?The great escape. Cookie has matured and settled in -- but she is still a wild child, and very independent. I have to lock my closet door, and if I forget she will find a shoe to use as a chew toy. Now that she knows...
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The Nativity

  "A nativity scene without Jews, Arabs, Africans or refugees. Which made me ask, "Where would we be? Where are we now?"   My friend Faith McLellan who I met through blogging posted this on her Facebook page.         [Author: French la Vie]
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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 17

As I was driving along recently and preparing to turn right at an intersection, I noticed something which caught my attention — two road signs situated within feet of each other — and immediately pulled my vehicle over to take a photograph with my camera... ...and I found at least one thing which seemed quite bizarre, as shown in the photograph above. I then... The post What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 17 appeared first on The Gate.
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Spacex launch

blog 012920 Spacex rocketGinnie and I went to the lake at 9 this morning so we could witness the launch of the latest spacex mission to deliver satellites into orbit. There was a cloud bank in the east right where the rocket would launch and it ende
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The broken promise of the Sydney Opera House, its botched design and $150m fix

The landmark’s concert hall closes on Saturday for a two-year renovation. It has been plagued by compromises since architect Jørn Utzon’s walkout in 1966Significant buildings generate their own mythology. For the Sydney Opera House, the story that the Unesco world heritage-listed design was fished out of a rejection pile before being declared a work of genius is a pleasing fable, despite its dubious origins.What is not in dispute is that the clashes that plagued the Opera House’s origins have re...
Tags: Music, World news, Australia news, Culture, Architecture, Unesco, Art and design, Sydney, Opera House, Sydney Opera House, Peter Hall, Jørn Utzon

Luxury riverboat cruises to Amazon

River cruises typically bring to mind leisurely journeys past Budapest or Vienna, with silver-haired clientele and a bedtime before the sun sets. While those European river cruises have been getting a bit of an upgrade in the last few years, they’re still nothing compared to what’s available on the other side of the world in the Amazon jungle, where river cruises are still an actual adventure. Now, that’s not to say you’ll be embarking on a Heart of Darkness quest into the sweltering unknown,...
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Trip report: home exchange in beautiful Vermont

Vermont home swap: beautiful sunset on Lake champlain "We had a wonderful 3 week home swap in Sarah and Peter's home in South Burlington, Vermont. As the home exchange agreement was made well in advance we had plenty of time to get to know each other via messages and Skype. Sarah is an absolute perfectionist to detail and arranged everything for our trip to go as smoothly as possible. The house is really spacious and very comfortable. There's a lovely garden and dec...
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Grand China Hotel Bangkok Chinatown Thailand

Grand China Hotel Bangkok Chinatown Thailand Bangkok has become an annual retreat to most Malaysians. It is estimated more than 4.1 million Malaysians visit Thailand in 2019 and over 4 million Malaysians in 2018. We know Malaysians love to stay and shop in Pratunam area but have you visited Chinatown Bangkok before? Did you visit Chinatown for food or shopping? In 2020, you probably want to stay in Chinatown Bangkok and Grand China Hotel is one of the top hotels in this region of Ba...
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Back to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai airport seemed much more techy this year ...... and I was very soon through Immigration and waiting for my bag beside the carousel. It was late afternoon and the sun was still shining ...... the hazy mountains a great backdrop for the airport.
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Top kiteboarding in Baja California

Imagine needing only water and wind to unlock the sensation of flying. Although kiteboarding is still in its infancy, it’s the fastest-growing watersport in the world. With the indescribable sensation of freedom it gives you, it’s not hard to see why ever more people around the world are attaching themselves to large kites and whizzing across the water. When winter hits in North America, thousands of snowbirds flock to Baja California to chase the sun and the wind. With over 2,000 miles of co...
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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas

Las Vegas is like an oasis in the Nevada desert. Filled with bright lights and tall buildings, it stands in contrast to the empty sand of the surrounding desert. Below you will find top five reasons why you should consider Las Vegas as an exciting holiday destination. Casinos (obviously) Las Vegas houses over 122 casinos, which is more than other city can boast in the entire country. You can find small-scale ones with lower stakes as well as top of the line casinos, designed exclusively for g...
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Baggage Handler Goes Bowling With Passenger Luggage

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 Baggage Handler Goes Bowling With Passenger Luggage...
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Off into the desert to find an oasis

Day 10. 29thJan WednesdayToday we went for breakfast at 8am along with the other guests for a change. It was just getting light and quite cold outside.We walked to the Grand Taxi rank and negotiated a deal with a driver Mohammed to t
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Five defining trends of luxury hospitality: Natalia Jimmy Mistry

The new generation travelers thrive on experiencing new and innovative services and the best form of this for them, is to explore the local culture writes Natalia Jimmy Mistry. Luxury hospitality continues to be one of the biggest, most lucrative and fastest-growing of all hospitality sectors. Whether it is unforgettable, personalized service, fine food and wine or a relaxing spa, luxury has become a key component of the hospitality industry. Luxury hospitality has many meanings, depending on ...
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Slice, Slice Baby - Mars Bar Rice Krispy Slice!

This Mars Bar slice is simplicity itself with the entire prep time in 15 minutes or less! It's a twist on the classic Mars Bar slice in that I also add marshmallows giving it a rice krispy bar texture. Dear Reader, if you love rice krispy treats, this is a pushy recipe!
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Early check-in breakdown

“You need to check in,” my friend texted me, a full month before our cruise. This seemed a little excessive. “Check in?” I asked. “Isn’t that a little presumptuous?” “No!” she insisted. “I just got an email saying everyone needed to check in. So, go do it!” “But doesn’t checking in mean, ya know, actually being there? Isn’t that the ‘in’ part of ‘checking in?’” I responded, feeling a little like I was inventing my own Seinfeld bit. “What happens if I check in, and between now and a month fro...
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Greece elects first female president

On Wednesday, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, high court judge and environmental advocate, became Greece’s first female president. She obtained 261 votes from the 300 members that form the parliament. Sakellaropoulou became the first female president of the Council of State — Greece’s top administrative court — in 2018. She also chairs an environmental law society and is known for advocating in favor of refugee rights. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece’s Prime Minister, said, “Let’s not hide from the t...
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How to apply for Airbnb Bahamas trip

We’re entering the heart of winter, which means you’re probably fantasizing about a tropical getaway. You could pay for an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation, or you could travel to the Bahamas for free with Airbnb. In partnership with the Bahamas National Trust, Airbnb just announced an eight-week Bahamas sabbatical for five lucky people to work on preservation projects on three beautiful islands. Photo: Airbnb The sabbatical will involve helping to restore coral reefs in Andros, supporting ...
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American Adds 2nd Checked Bag Fee For South America Flights

For tickets purchased starting January 28th, 2020 American is adding a fee for second checked bags for flights to and from South America. This applies to travel to and from Argentina, Brazil, Chila, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay. It does not apply to Colombia, Guyana, or Ecuador. Meanwhile customers departing on late flights from Peru, be prepared for a significant inconvenience. Continue reading American Adds 2nd Checked Bag Fee For South America Flights...
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Choice Hotels unveils new extended stay brandChoice Hotels unveils new extended stay brand

Midscale concept aimed at value-conscious custome
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Moody's raises rating of #Dubai Aerospace Enterprise to investment grade - Arabianbusiness

Moody's raises rating of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise to investment grade - Arabianbusiness:Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) on Wednesday announced that Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its corporate family rating to investment grade.The ratings agency said the rating of the aircraft leasing company had been changed from Baa3 from Ba1, and the senior unsecured rating of subsidiary DAE Funding to Baa3 from Ba2. This action concludes the review for upgrade initiated in November, the agency sai...
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Yemen's Houthis say they fired at Aramco, other #Saudi targets - Reuters

Yemen's Houthis say they fired at Aramco, other Saudi targets - Reuters:Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had fired rocket and drone strikes at Saudi targets including Aramco oil facilities, the group’s first claim of such attacks since it offered to halt them four months ago.Few details were given of the precise nature and timing of the attacks, and there was no immediate confirmation from the Saudi authorities of any strikes.In comments reported by Houthi-run Al Masirah...
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Oil mixed as virus fears, U.S. stock build face talk of further OPEC cuts - Reuters

Oil mixed as virus fears, U.S. stock build face talk of further OPEC cuts - Reuters:Oil prices were mixed on Wednesday as worries about the coronavirus outbreak and swelling U.S. crude inventories weighed on prices, counter-balanced by talk that OPEC could extend oil output cuts.Brent crude LCOc1 rose 30 cents, or 0.5%, to settle at $59.81 per barrel. U.S. crude Clc1 ended at $53.33, down 15 cents or 0.3%. Financial markets are trying to assess economic fallout as the virus spreads out of China ...
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A Six Month Odyssey

28.01.20Ouarzazate Toubkal ImlilIt was a big day in the car today to get to Imlil and we arrived shortly after 6pm. Esa is a fabulous driver and a very kind man as well. Not like these other two clowns I am travelling with.On the
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Day 3. Cabo de Palos

After a stormy night we peered out of the windows to survey the damage. It is pouring down and mini lakes are developing in the back garden. This was not the sunny Spain we expected.
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New spa technology and experiences

The year is 2020. Technology has become so advanced and indispensable that it’s an integral part of our daily lives, from how we communicate to how we work. And now, how we relax. In the age of self-care and living your best life, it’s all about the next big thing that holds the elusive secret to relaxation and beauty: the must-try facial that makes your skin look like it’s never been out in the sun a day in its life, the cutting-edge spa treatment that will finally get rid of that knot in y...
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India’s crazy GST system curbs incentives to study. How can India succeed this way?

Received this message: Dear SIR, I am kunal gupta , currently studying in Bsc Biotechnology from DAV College Amritsar, Want to pursue Executive MBA in future but because of High fees in Educational Institutes i.e. 18% GST I don’t think I will be able to study further and work for the betterment of my Country […]
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