Coronavirus could hamper Hawaii tourism, teacher pay hikes clear first hurdle, concerns over planned Dillingham closure, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Tour group visits Hawaii shoreline ©2020 All Hawaii News Virus could hamper Hawaii tourism growth. Hawaii economists Wednesday forecast slower growth in the tourism market over the next few years, but cautioned that the outlook doesn’t factor in the impact of the coronavirus — even if no one here gets it. Star-Advertiser.Coronavirus travel warnings, cancellations begin to take toll on Hawaii tour companies. With no end in sight to the coronavirus outbreak, the travel warnings and flight c...
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An Introduction to the IELTS Exam

by  IDP In this, the first of a three-part series, we will take you through the ins and outs of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). We will talk about who should take the IELTS, what the test is, where you can take the test, why you need it, and when you can expect your results. In future installments, we will talk about how you can best prepare for the test and what to expect on the day of the test. Now that you have decided to study in or migrate to an English-speak...
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7 Reasons To Join Nikko Day Tour from Tokyo

7 Reasons To Join Nikko Day Tour from Tokyo  When we meet our friends, we always talk about travel. As we travel to Japan often, some of our friends felt that Tokyo is just another city in Japan. We travelled to Tokyo three times and recently, we did day tours from Tokyo to places like Mount Fuji and Nikko. It is always ideal to stay one night or two in places like Mount Fuji or Nikko but most of us didn’t have the luxury of time to do so hence day tour is the best option. 1.The ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Taiwan, Tokyo, Headline, Torii, Mount Fuji, Nikko, Nikko National Park, Lake Chuzenji, Mount Nantai, Kegon Falls, Shinjuku Washington, Japan - Nikko, Toshogu Shrine Lake Chuzenji Kegon Falls

Between Apr’18 and Oct’18, Labour and Employment Ministry DBT transactions worth more than Rs 2 crore failed

You are reading it here first: Between April 1 and October 31, 2018, 2.87%, or 13,817 of all direct benefit transfers (DBT) transactions — worth more than Rs 2 crore — made to 7 schemes of the Ministry of Labour and Employment failed, RTI documents accessed by MediaNama showed. In several cases, the transactions failed […] ...
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Three foreigners injured in Maldives knife attackThree foreigners injured in Maldives knife attack

Police suspect attack was terror-related
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Dozens more test positive for coronavirus on Princess cruise shipDozens more test positive for coronavirus on Princess cruise ship

Another 41 cases being transferred to hospitals
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What It Feels Like to Travel

The article on MSN Travel Voices featured a young African American woman traveling in Japan. Here are some of her thoughts and observations
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Super Dooper 47 Now 54

Yes I went to Super Bowl 47 in New Orleans when our Niners lost to my buddy Dirty Pat's Ravens. We were robbed on the final plays of the game both by the lack of pass interference calls and poor play calling by the Niners. But it was a great experie
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Family Name

When I was married I decided to keep my family's name. I could never understand why anyone had to give up their name unless they wanted to, and I certainly did not. I have four brothers and they all kept their name, the guys never have to think about that. Yann was completely okay with me keeping my name, in fact, he too felt like I did, "why would you give up your name?" Chelsea and Sacha took Yann's last name. As it was a family name already hyphenated I did not want to add a third name.     ...
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Dadi Cinema China Set To Open in Pavilion KL Malaysia

Dadi Cinema China Set To Open in Pavilion KL Malaysia You probably read about this last year, Dadi Cinema Group is expected to open at Pavilion Bukit Jalil in 2021. GSC Cinema announced yesterday that they are closing down GSC Pavilion KL this month. Hence, Dadi Cinema will be taking over and expected to open this year. Dadi Cinema Group is founded in 1993 in China. They are the China’s second largest cinema and management company and they will be entering the Malaysia market via...
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The Legend of Joaquin

For those of us who live in the great San Joaquin Valley we learned a small mostly inaccurate story about how this valley was named for Joaquin Murrieta. Let's see what we do not really know about this notorious outlaw. The
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Gerry Gerry the Champagne Man

Everyone seemed to enjoy the previous email about wines and champagnes. The feedback is always welcome. I just enjoy knowing that you read some or all of them. So here are some more pearls of wisdom for you. Aside from wine and champagne I h
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Vacation Over Reality Beckons

As the years have passed I realize I am getting much better at transitioning from my travels back to my daily routine. Of course a big factor is being retired and generally not having serious obligations like a job when I return. But even when I had
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Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019: Considering impact on the healthcare sector

As the Joint Parliamentary Committee considers the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, MediaNama will publish a series of articles from legal experts focussing on the key aspects of the Bill and how they will affect users and companies. This is the tenth article in the series. Read our extensive coverage of the Bill here. By […] ...
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The Science of Fate with Hannah Critchlow

Are we really the masters of our own destiny? What if free will doesn’t exist? What if our lives are largely predetermined, hardwired in our brains – and our choices are not real choices at all? In her new book ‘The Science of Fate: Why Your Future is More Predictable Than You Think’, internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow draws vividly from everyday life to illustrate just how much our decisions – from what we eat, to whom we love, to how we vote – are hardwired and predeterm...
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The End of a Chapter but not the End of the Story

Our time in Thailand is quickly coming to an end. We spent the last few days on Ko Lanta trying to cram everything in. We did a last long walk to Bamboo beach. Pia and Antti our friends from Finland came along too. It turned out to be a lovely if n
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Advice from Austin CBD Startup Tessera Naturals

CBD 101: Look for US-grown, organic, non-gmo, and solvent-free. “Austin is the perfect environment to lead the charge for the burgeoning CBD and hemp industry.” — Tessera Naturals Co-Founder, Jason CohenAustinites Jason and Olga Cohen embraced CBD’s possibilities early-on, but were frustrated by the inconsistent product quality across this new and rapidly changing industry. With purity and transparency at the forefront, they founded Tessera Naturals. The company now offers tinctures, topicals,...
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Clear? PreCheck? Global Entry? First Class? The Fastest Way Through TSA Screening

PreCheck and other DHS Trusted Traveler programs can make your airport experience easier, quicker, and less stressful. TSA screening at airports has become more efficient and less obtrusive, plus we no longer need to worry so much about scanner radiation potentially harming us.But just because the TSA is not as terrible as they once were doesn’t mean they’re now good.  And just because lines to go through security seldom now snake through the airport concourses and even out of the building, th...
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Three foreigners injured in Maldives knife attack

Police suspect attack was terror-related
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River cruise in Provence, France

If you’ve long been curious to explore France’s storied southeastern region — from the lavender-filled fields of Provence to the hilly wine country near Lyon — consider doing so by boat. A Rhône river cruise gives you time to shop at bustling farmers markets, marvel at medieval palaces, and meander through vineyards while getting you to your next location by night. Rather than fretting about early check-outs, train schedules in French, or car travel down small winding roads, you can sleep in ...
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Reader Survey Results: What We’re Changing This Year!

Posted: 02/06/2020 | February 6th, 2020 At the end of 2019, the team and I ran a reader survey. We wanted to see what you liked, didn’t like, and wanted from us in the future. There were some interesting and helpful suggestions in there. I read through over a thousand responses, as I wanted to see what you wanted from us. You can’t get better without feedback, and we always want to make sure we’re serving your needs. So, as we make our way through this year, I wanted to share with you some chan...
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Save Up to 20 Percent With Radisson Rewards Spring 2020 in North America, South America, the Caribbean and Asia Pacific — But…

You can save up to 20 percent on room rates for stays at participating hotel and resort properties within the brand portfolio of Radisson Hotel Group in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean between Monday, February 3, 2020 and Sunday, May 31, 2020... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 20 Percent With Radisson Rewards Spring 2020 in North America, South America, the Caribbean and Asia Pacific — But… appeared first on The Gate.
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National Trust sites near Manchester

It may be the UK’s third-largest city, but Manchester is more than just hipster bars, glitzy restaurants, and packed shopping streets. Hop on a bus or train, and within half an hour you’ll have reached brooding moorlands, vast country estates, and picturesque villages. Many of these rural attractions are owned by the National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity. Heading into its 125th year, the organization is devoted to protecting some of the UK’s most spectacular historic houses, ...
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Here and There

Shots from around Paris. Interior of a Paris pub. This is a restaurant/chocolate place called Un Dimanche à Paris which has the remains of a 12th century wall from the time of King Phillip August. Isn’t it great it was saved? Being served hot chocolate from the same place. An etched window in another restaurant. Graffiti done with mosaics, sort pixel art.
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White House architectural order

It’s a good thing that one of the responsibilities of the Executive Branch isn’t determining what constitutes “good art” and “bad art.” While all forms of art and architecture are subjective, most would probably agree that the US government isn’t exactly an authority on architectural aesthetics, but that may not stop them from dabbling anyway. According to a preliminary draft order obtained by Architectural Record, the White House may be trying to rewrite the Guiding Principles for Federal Ar...
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In Search of the Birds

Blog 020620 Searching for the BirdsFor 2 mornings the sunrises have been gorgeous. I have to get up at 615 am to see the vibrant reds and yellows then the skies dull a little until the sun actually appears. The actual sunrise is 720 am so for this
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Visa Revamping Rates Charged To Merchants, May Affect Card Bonuses Some Banks Can Afford

Visa is adjusting merchant swipe fees across the board for the first time in a decade. The fees grocers charge will go down. Rates will also be lower for health-care, education and real estate, areas where Visa would like to win market share away from checks. Meanwhile the fee for online (‘card not present’) transactions will go up. Banks want to bonus small dollar, frequent spend like groceries to get customers in the habit of using their cards, keeping them top of wallet for unbonused spend. ...
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Bali extends visas for thousands of stranded Chinese travellersBali extends visas for thousands of stranded Chinese travellers

About 5,000 Chinese nationals remain in Bali
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An old Tokyo video shop

Video may (or indeed may not) have killed the radio star, but what goes around, almost inevitably comes around.
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From My Head To-Matoes! Burrata With Trio Of Tomatoes

Want a simple recipe idea to serve burrata? With summer in full bloom and a cornucopia of tomatoes try this burrata salad with three types of tomatoes! There's a tomato jam (you can also use a store bought relish or jam), semi dried tomatoes and baby roma tomatoes. All you need to finish it is some fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil and that's a side dish in 5 minutes flat!
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