Hawaii governor asks tourists to stay away, restaurants, bars, libraries close, state employees to stay home, more COVID-19 news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii pool party in pre-COVID days ©2020 All Hawaii News Ige calls for tourism halt for 30 days. Gov. David Ige on Tuesday took the extraordinary step of asking all visitors planning to come to Hawaii to postpone their trips for the next 30 days and reschedule “for another date” to curb the further spread of the new coronavirus across the islands. Star-Advertiser.State Wants Tourists To Postpone Visits As Coronavirus Cases Climb to 14. Gov. David Ige said today the state is encouraging t...
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Cuisine et confinement…

Je suis là ! Comme nombre d’entre vous, je reste à la maison. Je télétravaille, je m’occupe de ma fille, je prends des nouvelles de mes proches et soin de ma santé physique et psychique. Nous sommes nombreux à vivre des émotionsLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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Twitter broadly bans any COVID-19 tweets that could help the virus spread

You don’t have to go far to find someone online downplaying the severity of a global pandemic that’s shut down entire economies and ground everyday life to a halt. Knowing that, Twitter will take extra steps to remove tweets that put people at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus as it rapidly sweeps through communities around the globe. On Wednesday, Twitter updated its safety policy to prohibit tweets that “could place people at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19.” The new policy b...
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Washington State Ferries - Start of spring sailings between Anacortes and BC delayed due to COVID-19

Washington State Ferries has delayed service between Anacortes, WA and Sidney, BC for one month.©SueFrausePhoto Washington State Ferries is delaying the start of its international service between Anacortes, WA and Sidney, BC on Vancouver Island due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. The one-month delay in the start of the spring service means the ferries won't resume running until April 28, 2020.  Note: This does not affect domestic service. WSF will continue to make its regularly...
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coronavirus exposes the darkest sides of unchecked capitalism and the gaping holes in our society

We're all struggling to take in the magnitude of coping with a global pandemic. Personally I've had to cancel a long-awaited vacation to vist family, and with libraries closed, I may soon be applying for EI. The shelves at our local supermarket are empty; we're hoping folks who did the right thing, remained calm and didn't hoard, won't be repaid with severe shortages.And of course I'm hoping that the relatively fast and decisive actions taken by Canada and my own province of BC will protect us f...
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coronavirus exposes, part 2: there is a bright side, and it's socialism in action

A reader pointed out that my previous post is very negative, and doesn't mention any of the very positive responses to the pandemic that are being rolled out.So:A prohibition on evictions. Water and electricity not being cut off for nonpayment.Student loan forgiveness. A relaxation of rules for employment insurance, and emergency funds for those who don't qualify. In some cities, free public transit. Paid sick leave. A suspension of rules about needing doctors' notes for sick days.And Every sing...
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Quebec government expands list of occupations for facilitated LMIA process

More employers hiring in Quebec may be exempt from the LMIA requirement for temporary foreign workers By    Alexandra Miekus The government of Quebec published this year’s list of occupations for the simplified processing of Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications on February 24, 2020. Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration provides an annually updated list of occupations for which employers do not need to advertise an open position before hiring a foreign worker. Last year, Quebec...
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FreshDirect says worker who tested positive for COVID-19 not involved in food prep or delivery

Popular online grocer FreshDirect sent an email today notifying consumers that a warehouse worker has tested positive for COVID-19. CEO David McInerney stressed that the worker had not been present in the facility since reporting feeling unwell. Nor were they involved in either the food preparation or delivery aspects of FreshDirect’s service. The news is unsurprising, as the pandemic spreads across the U.S. As of tonight, more than 8,000 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus...
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Call for urgent action to save more than 1 million hospitality jobsCall for urgent action to save more than 1 million hospitality jobs

Job cuts are snowballing, says UKHospitality
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Dancing Alone in Italy

I hate that I’m not in Italy right now. I hate that the small amount of revenue Wandering Italy creates has plummeted to near zero. I hate COVID -19, wherever it has come from. There’s a lot now to hate—but, like Ansel Adams once said about missing a chance for a great picture, “It’s like lost love. You can think about it all you like, but it won’t do you any good.” I’d rather think about the sudden lurch toward sanity. Yes, sanity. Suddenly, the “demand side economics” is being given a closer...
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Oil’s 24% Plunge in a Day Signals No End in Sight for Meltdown - Bloomberg

Oil’s 24% Plunge in a Day Signals No End in Sight for Meltdown - Bloomberg:Oil is ensnared in such a crisis that Wednesday’s 24% plunge in New York wasn’t even its worst day this month.Futures are now at the lowest level in almost two decades after Saudi Arabia signaled it’s doubling down on a price war with Russia just as demand evaporates. Prices dropped below $25 a barrel for the first time since 2003 in London and tumbled 24% in New York as the kingdom vowed to keep producing at a record hig...
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Brits on holiday in Spain told to get home as hotels ordered to closeBrits on holiday in Spain told to get home as hotels ordered to close

Spanish hotels, campsites and caravan parks to shut by March 24
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A screeching halt...

Our round the world adventure turned into a scramble to get home when The Virus changed our plans for us.We were fortunate to be able to revise our flights to get back to Toronto via Vancouver.It meant missing a week in Rarotonga which we have long
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#UAE suspends entry of valid residence visa holders abroad over coronavirus concerns - Reuters

UAE suspends entry of valid residence visa holders abroad over coronavirus concerns - Reuters:United Arab Emirates will suspend entry of valid residence visa holders who are still abroad starting at noon on Thursday for two weeks, over coronavirus concerns, state news agency WAM said on early Thursday.The UAE has recorded 113 cases on the flu-like disease. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Emirates Mulls Grounding Its A380 Fleet as Virus Spreads - Bloomberg

:Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, is looking at grounding the bulk of its 115 Airbus SE superjumbos as the coronavirus undermines global travel demand, people familiar with the situation said.Dubai-based Emirates has already idled more than 20 A380s and is seeking to delay taking the last handful due for delivery, Bloomberg reported last week. The company hasn’t made a decision on standing down the fleet, according to the people, who asked not to be named discussing a private mat...

Coronavirus travel scam warningCoronavirus travel scam warning

Fraudster posed as Jet2 and offered refund
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On Earth As It Is In Heaven - Camellia Hills, Hatton, Sri Lanka

Camellia Hills is a tranquil retreat high above the hills in Sri Lanka's tea country. It is where you want to go and relax and enjoy nature and escape the heat or complexities of life. From hypnotic views, wonderful food, tea factory visits to the pleasures of staying at this 5 bedroom bungalow tea estate, this serene retreat overlooking a lake will mesmerise.
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Queer events you can attend online

As the coronavirus pandemic alters daily life, queer events around the world are getting canceled, but there’s one event COVID-19 can’t touch: Couchella. That’s right — the hottest ticket in town is the house-party-of-one you’re hosting from your living room. Proximity doesn’t preclude us from gathering in the digital age. While it’s necessary to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a social recession doesn’t need to be the byproduct of staying safe. Whether you ...
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U.S. oil plunges to 18-year low as lockdowns trigger market meltdown - Reuters

U.S. oil plunges to 18-year low as lockdowns trigger market meltdown - Reuters:Oil prices plunged on Wednesday, with U.S. crude futures hitting an 18-year low, as governments worldwide accelerated lockdowns to counter the coronavirus pandemic that is causing global fuel demand to collapse.Oil futures have lost more than half their value in the past 10 days, as schools have closed, businesses have shuttered and governments worldwide have urged residents to limit gatherings.Global oil demand by th...
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Nonna Nerina pasta experience

Over the past three years, travelers have been making the trek to the small town of Palombara Sabina, about an hour north of Rome, to make pasta with an Italian grandma who goes simply by Nonna Nerina. It started when her granddaughter, Chiara Nicolanti, set up an Airbnb Experiences page. It quickly grew, drawing international press and groups more than willing to take a train ride to Italy’s countryside. Nicolanti even recruited other grandmas in the village to take part, and the additional ...
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 4

  Yesterday the police were just giving people verbal warnings if they were caught walking or driving around without the required attestation. Now they’re starting to fine everyone -- €135 -- who doesn’t have it. They stopped over 10k people in Paris in the past 12 hours and fined over 500 of them. So, to clear up any confusion, what they’re saying on the news is this: - Everyone outside of their homes needs to be carrying a paper attestation (they will not accept photos of it on your smart...
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Sailing to Komodo National Park An Experience of a Lifetime

Sailing to Komodo National Park An Experience of a Lifetime Sailing to Komodo – This experience all begins in Komodo National Park; home to the unique and rare Komodo dragon. The park boasts of three islands; Komodo, Rinca and Padar, another twenty six smaller islands, the coastal stretch of Western Flores and also the converging waters of the beautiful Straights of Sape. Komodo National Park is a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO and the park has also been selected to join the new ... R...
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Delta is cutting flight capacity by a staggering 70% amid the coronavirus crisis

International flights will take the biggest hit
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Touch of the Taj

It's time to leave Beijing to explore Agra via New Delhi. The journey was not at all smooth from luggage check in to immigration. It took roughly 1.5 hr to check in my luggage and over 2 hrs to pass through the Chinese immigration fortunately I caught my
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Advantage launches video updatesAdvantage launches video updates

It hopes initiative will help forge a community spirit
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How to find wilderness areas

In outdoor travel , the word “isolation” is put on a pedestal. “Get away from the crowds,” advertisements say, “and find yourself truly isolated from the chaos of the world.” But then the coronavirus happened, forcing even the hardiest of vagabonds to forget upcoming trips and seclude themselves inside, turning the term into a begrudgingly necessary requirement rather than a goal. We’re advised not to board planes, congregate with groups of friends, or even enter public spaces unless it’s abs...
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Tips for working out at home

Self isolating was all going to be fine…until they closed the gyms. Working from home, eating from home, being locked in a house with your spouse and kids — all tolerable as long as you have your daily escape to fitness land. But with the gym shut down for the foreseeable future, finding out how to get your workout in can be more of a challenge than the workout itself. And possibly even more important. “In times when there’s a lot of stress, exercise may be as important for mental wellbeing ...
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ABTA Lifeline issues financial hardship adviceABTA Lifeline issues financial hardship advice

Those in need are urged to try self-help steps before contacting charity
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 14 March

Showing further COVID-19 impact, the U.S. hotel industry reported negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 8-14 March 2020, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 10-16 March 2019, the industry recorded the following:
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