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Merrie Monarch canceled, Hawaii coronavirus testing lags far behind, Hawaiian heiress Kawananakoa found unfit to manage $215M estate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Merrie Monarch hula ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii has tested only 32 for coronavirus. Hawaii health officials have contacted roughly 350 people who have been exposed to the new coronavirus, but only 32 individuals have been tested. Star-Advertiser.=====Merrie Monarch canceled. The 57th annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo has been canceled, marking the latest and one of the most anticipated events in Hawaii to be suspended in the wake of the spreading COVID-19 disease. Star-Advertiser.Or...
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Charity in the Time of Coronavirus -The Virtue of Caritas in Venice

Public Hospital of Venice -The Scuola Grande di San Marco - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) The entire country of Italy has been quarantined in a herculean effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Much of the media has described the lockdown as "draconian," which gives it an authoritarian connotation. On the contrary, I think it is more of an act of Caritas -- an act of charity in the true sense of the word.The Scuola Grande di San Marco is home to Venice's main public h...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Italy, Healthcare, Pope, Venice, Republic, San Marco, St Paul, Venice Italy, Bauer, Democratic Republic, Veneto, Luigi Brugnaro, Caritas, San Giovanni


Through the Corinth Canal Exploring Syros and A Few Other Anchorages in Greece Sept 25Oct 2 2019

We left Itea at 655 AM on September 25th with 2 waves and clear skies as we were headed to the Corinth Canal today. You must call the canal authorities when you are near the entrance in order to find out when you will be given permission to
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Around the Adriatic Croatia Dubrovnik Monday 2019 April 1

Flying to Frankfurt was uneventful luckily aided by the empty seat between me and the other virtually silent fellow in the aisle seat. I think I really slept for about an hour during a short night of trying to persuade my brain to be still. The long walk
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Agra famous for...

Our drive back to Jodhpur for our overnight train to Agra was such a contrast to the drive three days previously as it was Holi and there were hardly any vehicles on the road... still plenty of cows and goats though. Our driver stopped at a beer shop sayi
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in which covid-19 accomplishes what revolution, unexplained plane crashes, and terrorism could not

I've never cancelled a trip because of external circumstances. Until now.In 1994, we were heading to Mexico -- to travel through the country, not to stay in a resort -- when revolution broke out in the state of Chiapas. We went anyway.In 2001, we were booked on a flight to Ireland, two months after September 11, and less than 24 hours after a plane crashed immediately after takeoff from the same NYC airport. We went anyway.In 2017, we were finally going to Egypt, when a bomb went off in a Cairo ...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, Oregon, US, Personal, Canada, Ireland, Egypt, Labour, Health Care, Red Sox, Chiapas, Travels, Cairo, Laura K


Winter On The River

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NR Workaway 2020

Tag 3 Do 12.3 Tagesbesuch in CarcassonneHeute mussten wir wieder frher aufstehen. Nach einem Frhstck aus franzsischen Backwaren abgepackten Pain au lait und Schokopudding liefen wir zum Bahnhof. Dort nahmen wir einen Regionalzug nach Carc
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Cruise Lines to Cancel or Suspend Operations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

What started out at the beginning of this week with coronavirus / COVID-19 reaching pandemic status, Viking and Princess Cruises were the first cruise lines to cancel cruises and temporarily suspend cruise operations. Nearly every cruise line around the world, including even small Katarina Line Read More The post Cruise Lines to Cancel or Suspend Operations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on .
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List of Cruise Lines to Suspend Operations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

What started out at the beginning of this week with coronavirus / COVID-19 reaching pandemic status, Viking and Princess Cruises were the first cruise lines to temporarily suspend cruise operations. Nearly every cruise line around the world, including even small Katarina Line in Croatia, announced Read More The post List of Cruise Lines to Suspend Operations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on .
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A Miraculous Ending in Goa

In bed the night before I searched to find a comfortable and safe position for my damaged hand. It was not easy because I had to leave it sort of dangling and I wasnt able to change my position as often as I would have liked. I awoke ready to administe
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Price War Wipes $196 Billion From Energy Stock Values in a Week - Bloomberg

Price War Wipes $196 Billion From Energy Stock Values in a Week - Bloomberg:Record lows, trading halts, capitulation and spending cuts made for a wild week in the energy sector after Saudi Arabia and Russia embarked on a war for market share, sending crude and equity prices in a downward spiral.The S&P 500 energy index never recouped the stunning losses it saw at the beginning of the week, despite the late-day surge in U.S. stocks Friday on optimism for increased coronavirus testing. The sector ...
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RESPECT for all engineers in Ecuador

You might have noticed a passing reference to El Nariz del Diablo in our last blog. WELL this amazing feat of engineering deserves at least a blog spot of its own and maybe more than oneIn the late 1800s the Ecuadorian government decided to build a ra
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Oil’s Worst Week Since 2008 Tempered By Trump’s Vow to Fill SPR - Bloomberg

Oil’s Worst Week Since 2008 Tempered By Trump’s Vow to Fill SPR - Bloomberg:Oil posted the biggest weekly plunge since 2008, capping its most dramatic week in recent memory as major producers prepare to drench the market with supply just as the coronavirus crushes demand. But prices jumped following the close, after President Donald Trump said the U.S. would fill the nation’s strategic reserve.Losses for the week totaled 23% after the collapse of talks between members of the OPEC+ group triggere...
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Go Fig-Ure! Salmon Baked in Fig Leaves

Want a gorgeous and easy way to bake salmon? Try baking your salmon in fig leaves! These gorgeous leaves impart a gorgeous lightly smokey aroma to the fish. Plus, it makes cleaning a cinch!
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10 reasons Northstar shines bright in snow season

When was the last time you went skiing? Were there heated walkways, free bubbles, hot toddies, hot tubs, and roaring fireplaces? We didn’t think so. If you haven’t been to Northstar California Resort, in North Lake Tahoe, you haven’t done skiing right. Here’s 10 reasons why this North American ski resort will take your winter holiday up a notch. 1. Close and convenient Ok so close and convenient might be how we’d describe an Australian ski resort, but if you’ve committed to a long haul snow ho...
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Crude posts worst week in a decade, hit by coronavirus and price war eruption - Reuters

Crude posts worst week in a decade, hit by coronavirus and price war eruption - Reuters:On Friday, prices were higher, rebounding after the United States and other nations signaled plans to support weakening economies. But Brent crude LCOc1 dropped 25% on the week, the biggest weekly fall since the 2008 global financial crisis. On Friday, Brent rose 63 cents to settle at $33.85 a barrel.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures fell about 23% on the week, their biggest percentage dec...
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Coronavirus 'worse than 9/11' for NYC hotel industry

The city's hotel market is in its own state of emergency as coronavirus has hammered room rates and occupancy levels.
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Canada to Ban Cruise Ships With More than 500 People Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Canada has announced a ban against all cruise ships that accommodate 500 or more people.  The 500 figure includes passengers and crew.  This ban also includes ferry boats if they can transport in excess of 500 people, including crew.   Major upheaval as Canada bans Read More The post Canada to Ban Cruise Ships With More than 500 People Amid Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on .
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List of Each Cruise Line Cancellation Policy During Coronavirus Pandemic

Cruising in the time of coronavirus. This is an ugly situation and getting uglier by the day. If you have decided that you want to cancel your cruise, but not sure what you’ll get in return, if anything, we’ve listed nearly every cruise line and Read More The post List of Each Cruise Line Cancellation Policy During Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on .
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Aloha Friday Photo: Shoreline from North Side of Oahu

Mahalo to Lisa Marie for sharing this shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. She took this photo while visiting Oahu in May 2019. Looks like a great place to admire the scenery and listen to the sounds of the ocean. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Shoreline from North Side of Oahu appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Scandic to layoff 50% of its permanent workforce

Intensified measures of authorities to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have led to continued worsening of the business situation for Scandic Hotels Group AB. Today, Scandic will give notice of termination of employment to approximately 2,000 team members in Sweden, which corresponds to about half of the company's permanent employees in the country. Significant cutbacks will also be necessary in Scandic's other markets.
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Why #SaudiArabia launched an oil price war | FT - YouTube

Why Saudi Arabia launched an oil price war | FT - YouTube:Oil prices had one of their biggest ever falls after the effective collapse of an agreement between Saudi Arabia-led Opec and Russia. The agreement was designed to support the market against the impact of coronavirus. Senior energy correspondent Anjli Raval explains. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#UAE News: #AbuDhabi Cuts Oil Prices as Oil War Widens - Bloomberg

UAE News: Abu Dhabi Cuts Oil Prices as Oil War Widens - Bloomberg: Processing tanks at the Ruwais refinery and petrochemical complex, operated by Abu Dhabi National Oil Co., in Al Ruwais, United Arab Emirates, on May 14, 2018.    Photographer: Christophe Viseux/Bloomberg Abu Dhabi took a cue from Saudi Arabia and cut pricing for its crude as the world’s biggest producers prepare to flood oil markets in a race for market share.Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. announced forward pricing f...
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World stocks rise on spending hopes but bounce fizzles - Reuters

World stocks rise on spending hopes but bounce fizzles - Reuters:Stocks across the globe bounced back on Friday after historic drops, but hopes of more central bank stimulus and government spending went only so far and the comeback lost steam in a week of pandemic panic-selling across markets.Volatility is expected to remain high, with sharp moves expected in both directions and across asset classes. The S&P 500 rose as much as 6.1% intraday on Friday and was last up 0.6%.Stocks rose Friday on h...
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Oil’s Shocking Crash Drags Prices Toward Worst Week Since 2008 - Bloomberg

Oil’s Shocking Crash Drags Prices Toward Worst Week Since 2008 - Bloomberg:Oil is set to end its most dramatic week in recent memory with the biggest plunge since 2008, as major producers prepare to drench the market with supply just as the coronavirus crushes demand.While futures fluctuated on Friday, prices are down about 24% this week. The crash was triggered by the collapse of talks between members of the OPEC+ group. Instead of reaching a deal to cut output to mitigate the fallout from the ...
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Huawei Mate XS : les précommandes du smartphone pliable ouvertes

Le nouveau smartphone pliable de Huawei, - le Mate Xs - débarque dans l'hexagone et vous pouvez pré-commander ce bijou de technologie innovant dès à présent. L'article Huawei Mate XS : les précommandes du smartphone pliable ouvertes a été rédigé par Mika pour NWE / NOWHEREELSE.FR.
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#SaudiArabia floods markets with $25 oil as fight with Russia escalates - Reuters

Saudi Arabia floods markets with $25 oil as fight with Russia escalates - Reuters:Saudi Arabia is flooding markets with oil at prices as low as $25 per barrel, specifically targeting big refiners of Russian oil in Europe and Asia, in an escalation of its fight with Moscow for market share, five trading sources said on Friday.The sources, from oil majors and refiners which process crude in Europe, said Saudi state oil company Aramco told them it would supply all requested additional volumes in Ap...
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