Infected cruise ship visited 4 Hawaii ports; Ige, all four mayors declare state of emergency over COVID-19; Green named coronavirus liaison, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Passengers disembark cruise ship on a rainy Hilo day ©2020 All Hawaii News Ige’s state of emergency declaration follows the death of a passenger on a cruise ship that visited four Hawaiian islands. Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency Wednesday following the disclosure that a cruise ship that carried California’s first coronavirus fatality visited the four main Hawaiian islands last week. Star-Advertiser.State monitoring cruise ship that had virus cases. State health officials sai...
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IATA: Air India privatisation 'difficult' in current climateIATA: Air India privatisation 'difficult' in current climate

Coronavirus crisis could limit number of bidders
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Qantas inadequate cleaning may have exposed people to coronavirusQantas inadequate cleaning may have exposed people to coronavirus

SafeWork NSW report criticises airline's cleaning standards
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The name's Bond

We are now on stage 2 of our trip. Vejay came to our BnB yesterday with all the paperwork for the next 16 days. And for us to pay the final balance... that's involved numerous trips to the ATM as you can't get much out each day ...and David has been spendi
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: let your reading take you someplace new – part 2

Is your reading stuck in a rut? Do you read the same authors all the time? Do you ever search for something new (to you) and different to read? I’m suggesting a little reading challenge for readers of this column: this year, read three books that take you out of your comfort zone. In my last column, I was singing the praises of graphic novels – books for adults that look like comic books. Graphic novels bring a whole other dimension to reading by using images to convey plot and emotions.Another ...
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Catching Up

blog 02052020 Catching Up I am including many pictures in this blog to catch up on my activities for the past several days. Some of the pictures are from Rockhound State Park and will be labeled so. I spent time collecting pictures of the
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India the Good the Bad and the Ugly

India is a country full of contradictory it is the most populace democracy in the world but it also increasingly supporting of Hindu nationalism and intolerance of muslim and other minority people. Violence against MuslumRich and poorMuslim and HinduC
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'Business is finished': Iranian merchants fear the worst as virus spreads - Reuters

:Iranian merchants plying the busy Strait of Hormuz between Dubai and Iran fear their next trip home will be a one-way trip after the United Arab Emirates banned ferry services to prevent the spread of coronavirus.“Business is finished,” said Iranian trader Morad as he stacked goods on a small wooden dhow this week destined for the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas some 230 km (140 miles) away. Workers load goods onto a dhow bound for Iran along the creek in old Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ...
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Stage 2

I am not longer hot and sweaty I know many of you did not a get a notice of my last blog and have contacted the folks at Travel blog about that but have received no answer yet . If that is the case and you are reading this one at the top of the pa
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Kimono friendship and flowers

Bright colours on a bright day with matching flower motifs as an added bonus.
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Breath Of Fresh Heir! Heirloom Tomato & Goat's Cheese Tart

This heirloom tomato and goat's cheese tart is all about textures. The parmesan cheese pastry is super short-like a crisp cheese cracker while holding in the custardy goat's cheese layer and a topping of sliced heirloom tomatoes!
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OPEC raises stakes with Russia, seeks biggest oil cut since 2008 crisis - Reuters

OPEC raises stakes with Russia, seeks biggest oil cut since 2008 crisis - Reuters:OPEC pushed on Thursday for a bigger-than-expected oil output cut to support prices that have been hit by the coronavirus outbreak, effectively presenting its non-OPEC partners with an ultimatum to back the move or face a price collapse. OPEC’s proposal to curb supplies by an extra 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) until the end of 2020 was a surprise, given the group was expected to propose cuts of 1 million bpd a...
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OPEC Deal Is High Risk for Both #SaudiArabia and #Russia - Bloomberg

OPEC Deal Is High Risk for Both Saudi Arabia and Russia - Bloomberg:With OPEC pre-announcing a big production cut for it and its allies without the support of Russia, Saudi Arabia appears to be trying to corner Moscow into either supporting it or facing the blame for a price collapse. But that’s a very risky strategy.President Vladimir Putin doesn’t react well to being cornered. And Riyadh has effectively painted itself in a corner, too. If Russia at the OPEC+ meeting tomorrow says nyet to the p...
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Mideast Stocks: Most of Gulf markets decline on coronavirus fears | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Most of Gulf markets decline on coronavirus fears | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Most major stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Thursday, led by financial stocks, on concerns over the economic fallout from the coronavirus that has spread to nearly 80 countries and territories and killed more than 3,000 people.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index reversed early gains to close 0.8% down, with all its banking shares trading lower.Tourism-related firm Jabal Omar Development was the biggest drag...
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Also on Instagram I had seen a picture of an interesting store called the Liberty, so we headed over there. The one we saw-there are several-has an Elizabethan looking exterior and the wood seen there came from ships. It was built in 1924 although it certainly doesn’t look like it. Interesting interior too. It looks like an old market inside. They were well known for their fabric too. A pub outside. They always look so cool. This pub is called Shakespeare’s Head ...
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Oil slides as demand worries overshadow OPEC deal to deepen supply cuts - Reuters

Oil slides as demand worries overshadow OPEC deal to deepen supply cuts - Reuters:Oil prices fell on Thursday as the coronavirus epidemic showed no signs of slowing, feeding worries about the global economy and prompting investors to sell more risky assets like stocks and crude oil and park money in safe havens.Oil’s losses came even as OPEC agreed to cut crude output by an extra 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) in the second quarter, its deepest cut since the 2008 financial crisis.The group ma...
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Galapagos paradise

14 fevrier jour de la Saint Valentin nous prenons l'avion Guayaquil pour l'le de Baltra o nous attend le catamaran de croisire TIP TOP II nous sommes pris en charge l'aroport par 2 guides Angelica germanophone 12 personnes16 du grou
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Should You Cancel Your Trip Because of the Coronavirus?

If you’re thinking about canceling your travel plans due to the spread of the coronavirus, it’s worth asking yourself three questions:Read more...
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Keep fighting the good fight

Its summer in Chile and that means Santiago drains of people and everyone heads off for summer vacation. Traffic is lighter and the city is quiet. Everyday is sunny and 3035 every Sunday includes an afternoon BBQ at your friends including lots of
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How To Make The Most Of A Coronavirus Situation | By Xenia zu Hohenlohe

Mark Carney, the Bank of England's outgoing governor announced on Tuesday: "We have to work out how to bridge this period. We don't want viable firms to go out of business because of the necessary steps that have to be taken to protect the British public."
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Coronavirus to deliver largest decline in international travel to U.S. since financial crisis

Foreign travel to the U.S. is slated to tumble over the next six months, according to the latest data from the U.S. Travel Association.
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Aman unveils new Janu brandAman unveils new Janu brand

Sister brand will have a more 'sociable, energetic vibe'
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Hatshepsut Temple and Valley of the Kings

I'm sorry the photos aren't labeled. As you can imagine we are quite busy going to sites and there is limited slow internet that I pay for if I want it in my room in Luxor.This morning after a delightful breakfast on the roof of the hotel overlooki
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Goodbye Felucca Hello Luxor

Our leader Khaled keeps telling us that the next thing we do will be the best ever and I keep wondering how that could be so.We got up early had breakfast at 6 and left the Feluccas. We traveled by support boat to the dock where our bus was waiting.
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Wedding Gift Ideas Every Couple Will LOVE

Shopping for the perfect wedding gift can be hard, especially if you’re on a tight budget or waited a little too long and all of the good stuff on their registry has already been taken. No need to panic, we’ve got you! Here are some unexpectedly thoughtful wedding gifts that every couple will LOVE! Continue reading on Style Me Pretty
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apaleo and EasyWay make it simple for guests to check-in and communicate with hotels directly within WhatsApp

Standard check-in at the reception is so passé. Guests want better, more efficient ways to check-in to and communicate with their favorite hotels. apaleo, the world's most open PMS and messaging platform, EasyWay, have partnered to make that all possible without losing key PMS data.
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Sailing on the Nile on a Felucca

Felucca DayEvery time I think Ive had the best day yet in Egypt another amazing day happens. I would like to mention one thing. Before I came here several people expressed concern that it is not safe here. I have felt very safe. Our guide Kh
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General Catalyst’s Quentin Clark gets specific on SaaS, cloud maturity and startup valuations

General Catalyst, a well-known venture capital firm with at least $1.4 billion in funds raised over time, has backed Hubspot, Jet, Ping Identity, and Kayak over the years. And General Catalyst isn’t slowing down, taking part in ten known rounds so far in 2020, including Karius’s Series B,’s Seed round and Nova Credit’s Series B. I recently caught up with Quentin Clark, the firm’s newest managing director. Clark, formerly Dropbox’s CFO, joined the venture shop back in October, putt...
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Govt 'urgently working to fill Flybe routes'Govt 'urgently working to fill Flybe routes'

But aviation minister says 'it's not our job' to prop up failing carriers
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Silversea relaxes cancellation rules amid coronavirus concernsSilversea relaxes cancellation rules amid coronavirus concerns

Policy applies to new bookings on 2020 sailings
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