Legislature seeks to ban more sunscreen ingredients, Aila confirmation moves forward, Honolulu backs off rail plan, Willie K says cancer is terminal, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii beachgoers ©2020 All Hawaii News Proposal tightens rules on sunscreen ingredients. Stricter rules are being proposed for what goes into sunscreen. On January 30, Hawaii lawmakers announced plans to ban more than a dozen additional chemicals that the FDA deems unsafe to humans. KHON2.Bill would ban harmful sunscreens. Hawaii legislators Thursday announced the introduction of bills that restrict the sale of sunscreens with anything other than those deemed safe for coral reefs as well...
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LIVE: Union Budget 2020-21 and its impact on the digital ecosystem

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget for the financial year 2020-2021 today, at 11 am, in the Parliament. We will blog it live here and assess its impact on the digital ecosystem. The budget speech can be live streamed on Lok Sabha TV (here) or on the Union Budget website (here). ...
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KY eats – The Muhibbah Chong Kok Kopitiam, Klang

Can’t believe I didn’t know about this Chong Kok Kopitiam after having stayed closed to Klang for some four years, more spectacularly, it’s located just a stone’s throw away from Seraph Awaken, one of my favorite hand crafted coffee places in all of KL. Chong Kok Kopitiam, Klang For those who were like me, Chong Kok Kopitiam is one of the rare type of eatery that truly represents the best of Malaysia – the restaurant is always crowded with Chinese, Malay, and Indians alike pretty much daily, a ...
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Economic Survey 2019-20 proposes GSTN-like body to run data analytics for public sector banks

The Economic Survey 2019-20 proposes the creation of a GSTN-like body which will verify individuals and corporate customers via KYC and Aadhaar KYC, run data analytics on their financial data, generate their credit profile using artificial intelligence — all to eventually assess their eligibility for loans from public sector banks. The NPA crisis and PSBs: Released […] ...
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Roswell White Sands National Monument and Arizona

UPDATE I wrote this post back in early December but the internet was so slow for downloading the pictures I saved the draft and am just now getting back to it. We are in Yuma AZ. and with any luck I will bring the blog up to date within this next week. W
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Books to look forward to in 2020

Whether you’ve got big plans to travel the world in 2020 or intend to stay put, you’ll need a few good books to keep you company. All those hours waiting in airports, riding on trains, or spent tanning on beach loungers are always more satisfying and entertaining when filled with the written words. And if you happen to be home, but wish you could be elsewhere, the pages of a novel will provide the escapism you’re longing for. For those purposes (and more) we have selected 20 books being publi...
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What to do in Belize beyond beaches

Belize is well known for its lush jungles, crystal-clear Caribbean water, and pale-sand beaches. But travelers are now beginning to discover the country’s many other charms, as well. Belize beckons with its rich blend of cultures, caves, wildlife sanctuaries, fascinating Mayan relics, and incredible historical destinations. You just have to make the effort to get to them. Even then, the effort isn’t too great as most places you’ll want to visit are accessible by bus within a couple of hours. ...
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Solo female travel beyond safety

In 1980 , after graduating from New England College, which, at the time, had a sister campus in Arundel, England, my mom traveled across Europe, Morocco, and Israel alone. Born in Germany and raised primarily in Pennsylvania, she was no stranger to international travel. Transatlantic family reunions were common. She’d chosen to pursue her studies abroad, and two years prior to her months-long solo excursion, she’d been questioned at the Muscat airport for traveling independently to visit a col...
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Low Yong Moh Hakka Dim Sum Restaurant Jalan Tokong Melaka

Low Yong Moh Hakka Dim Sum Restaurant Jalan Tokong Melaka It has been a while since we posted Melaka food so this is one of the recent restaurant we visited this year. This is one of the hidden gems that is not popular with tourists. Low Yong Moh Dim Sum Restaurant opened since 1947 and it is one of the oldest restaurants in Melaka. They are located at 32, Jalan Tokong Melaka and they open daily for breakfast except Tuesdays. Low Yong Moh is owned by the Hakka from Fui Chiew. Th...
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Crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains Fes to Erfoud

After a last early morning breakfast at the enchanting Riad Salam Fes it was already time to take our leave of the Imperial City of Fes. The air was cool at this early hour as the sun was still low in the sky but the pale pinkish light was slowly creepin
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TREE Planting 8 February – Hosted by ReForest Now and Rainforest 4

Rainforest 4 Foundation and Reforest Now would like you to come and plant trees on the 8th of February 10-12am Cromwell Farms, 191 Sheaffes Road, Goonengerry, NSW 1000 TREES IN 2 HOURS! Everyone is welcome. Bring gloves, a hat and water. Thank you to Rainforest 4 Foundation, our online tree givers, and Sol Cleanse in Byron Bay for contributing funding for the trees of this planting. Follow the Facebook Event for further information The post TREE Planting 8 February – Hosted by ReForest Now...
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The Coolest Boutique Hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A hotel sets the mood for your getaway. You want comfort, a fabulous location, and personally, that little je ne sais quoi that turns a good experience into a great one, and a brilliant price always helps! While there are dozens of nice hotels in Sri Lanka, upgrade your next holiday in Colombo choosing one of these boutique hotels. Some of these boutique hotels in Colombo are set in former colonial buildings, others bring boutique comfort on budget pricing, and all have personalities and ameniti...
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Never Miss a Super Bowl Club

Under the watchful eye of the man who coached the NFL’s only perfect team, a group with an even more impressive streak is holding court. In a photo-filled dining room at Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club in Miami, the Never Miss a Super Bowl Club is hosting its annual luncheon a couple of days before Super Bowl LIV. And its three remaining members are reveling in the brief fame they get every year before the big game. “Eh, they bring us out for two weeks, then put us back to bed,” groans Don Crism...
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Travel: Cirque du Soleil rolls the dice on ‘R.U.N,’ its new Las Vegas show

It’s only 2.3 miles from Treasure Island to Luxor walking The Strip, but the distance between Cirque du Soleil experiences at each place is as vast as easing into a comfy slipper versus wobbling over jagged glass in a 6-inch stiletto heel. Since 1993. T.I. has housed “Mystère,” the storied French-Canadian troupe’s re-invention of the circus. This was Cirque’s first show not in a traveling big top tent, but in permanent residence a Vegas casino. Meantime, a radically bold rethink of the Cirque co...
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Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea To Raise Ticket Prices

Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea To Raise Ticket Prices A quick update on the announcement made by Oriental Land Co., Ltd. On the ticket prices for Tokyo Disneyland and Disney yesterday. The ticket prices for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will be raised effective 1st April 2020. You can book it online too with Kkday at This is the first increment of the ticket prices since April 2016. The increment of the ticket prices is f...
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Chinese creativity in virus lockdown

With many global crises, it can be tough to find a silver lining. To attempt to do so can even feel insensitive or out-of-touch. Amid the recent coronavirus outbreak, people around the world are panicking and fearing for their health. In China, particularly, the mood is rather gloomy, with 10 cities on lockdown to prevent the virus’ spread. In Wuhan, where the virus originated, around nine million people are being advised to stay indoors. To make matters worse, the government has canceled all...
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Oil slides as virus outbreak shakes economic growth predictions - Reuters

Oil slides as virus outbreak shakes economic growth predictions - Reuters:Oil prices fell on Friday and were on track for a fourth straight weekly loss on mounting worries about economic damage from the coronavirus that has spread from China to around 20 countries, killing more than 200 people.Prices briefly found support after Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Russia was ready to bring forward a meeting of OPEC and its allies to February from March to address a possible hit to global...
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New Zoës Kitchen Food For Sale On American Airlines

American has new Zoës Kitchen food for sale items on the menu in coach for February - March. Here's what's on the menu -- and the (4) ways to get free drinks or snacks on American, Continue reading New Zoës Kitchen Food For Sale On American Airlines...
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Key points to note from Doniger’s The Hindus

Since I’m trying to build a strong repository of info to confirm whether Sanjay Sonawani’s hypothesis regarding Hindusim and Vedic religion being totally distinct religions, it is useful to extract relevant info from Doniger’s book, The Hindus. Let’s never mistake Rig Vedas with later Vedas “The Rig Veda consists of 1,028 poems, often called mantras (“incantations”), […]
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Tottering around Taroudant

Day 12. 31stJan FridayUp at 8 for breakfast a buffet affair I had a boiled egg olives with bread then a cream cheese jam butty washed down with 2 coffees and a glass of orange juice.Its quite warm here at night
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Spain Spring 2020

Our trips to Spain are getting shorter This trip was only Sunday 5th Jan Friday 31stJan and we had planned to repaint the whole house as the weather isnt usually that warm and there is more cloud in JanuaryWe also hope
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Cherr-ific Balsamic Spiced Cherries {For Vanilla Ice Cream}!

The idea for these balsamic spiced cherries originally came from the restaurant State Bird Provisions in San Francisco. They served spiced balsamic cherries on top of an ice cream sandwich. While this is a great idea I wanted to make it a more low key sort of thing that I could add to Mr NQN's breakfast yogurt or ice cream.
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Spend the night in a castle in Japan

Japan is opening two of its “Top 100 Castles” for overnight stays this year. The recently restored Ozu Castle in Ehime Prefecture along with Hirado Castle in Nagasaki Prefecture will be open for guests as early as April 24, 2020. Photo: Tanya Jones/Shutterstock Guests will soon be able to stay in Ozu Castle’s tenshu — a four-story tower overlooking the Hijikawa River located a less-than-five-hour drive out of Osaka. The tower was built in the 14th century and was thoroughly renovated in 200...
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AAdvantage to No Longer Partner With Three Hotel Membership Programs

Effective as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program will no longer be able to earn AAdvantage miles or convert lodging points to AAdvantage miles with three different frequent guest loyalty programs. The three frequent guest loyalty programs which are affected by this new policy include... The post AAdvantage to No Longer Partner With Three Hotel Membership Programs appeared first on The Gate.
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India’s Economic Survey released recently copies what I have been saying for 20 years

For the first time ever, the Indian government has started copying – virtually verbatim – what I’ve been saying for 20 years – See the latest Economic Survey. [Copy on my server for future reference] EXTRACTS BELOW EXTRACT FROM PREFACE The Survey documents that ideas of wealth creation are rooted in India’s old and rich […]
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Ft Myers Beach

Moved Seaquel to Ft Myers Beach. I am on a city marina mooring ball. Signed up for a month but I can leave within seventeen days and get a refund. I moved here because it is easy to day sail in the Gulf of Mexico. I have family here and when I came to visi
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CH Japan: Indigo Dyeing Leather + Cotton

From the Tokushima farm of Akihito Sato to the vats of dye master Naoyuki Asai in Kyoto Many people don’t know where natural indigo comes from or realize how few indigo farms are left in Japan (only six). Indigo is a green plant that has a higher percentage of blue than others. Traditional indigo dye in Japan is made from sukumo, which is what the …
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Starting Sunday Foreigners Who Visited China Within 14 Days Banned From Entering U.S.

In addition US citizens who have been in Hubei Province, China within the last 14 days are subject to screening and 14 days of monitoring upon their return. Continue reading Starting Sunday Foreigners Who Visited China Within 14 Days Banned From Entering U.S....
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Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, These Travel Brands Have Suspended or Altered Service to China

In light of the grave concerns that the Wuhan novel coronavirus outbreak has raised--and the over 200 deaths of the contagious respiratory illness--the World Health Organization declared the virus a global emergency and the U.S. State Department has urged all Americans to not travel to mainland China. Brett Snyder, founder and author of the popular...
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Defining Classical Liberals

Labels are useful. They indicate the content of objects which could be anything — from cans and bottles to people and institutions. But labels can also be confusing if they are not properly defined before they are used. I think it is always prudent to define labels before using them. I agree with Confucius that … Continue reading "Defining Classical Liberals"
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