Canyon Lake AZ

While in PHX we took a drive up to some of the lakes that provide water for the desert area. Canyon Lake is one of many lakes in the area that provide lots of outdoor activities. We had our grandson with us on this trip.
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Impact of virtual drinking trend

Life changed slowly in the beginning of 2020, and then all at once when the realities of COVID-19 set in. Restaurants and bars that were filled in February were shuttered until further notice by mid-March. Thousands of hospitality workers lost their jobs, and small-business owners had to make the tough decision to stay open for takeout, close for now, or close for good — decisions that will shape cities around the world for years to come. It’s impossible to know what’s going to happen next, b...
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The Marais

Friends of my granddaughter are staying in a hotel in the Marais so we joined them there and walked around. We went to the beautiful Place des Vosges. This door leads to the garden behind the Hotel de Sully. Inside the door. There is a stained glass window frame there that I like to put people behind for photos. The very nice bar in a luxurious hotel. Grafitti on Rue des Rosiers. Just liked this green on the sidewalk.
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Puerto Rico virtual experiences

If a trip to Puerto Rico was on your spring break itinerary, those plans were probably derailed thanks to the coronavirus outbreak. Even though you can’t visit Puerto Rico in person, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a virtual trip. It’s no replacement for the real thing, but it might be just enough to tide you over until travel is safe again. Discover Puerto Rico is launching a virtual Puerto Rican cultural experience this weekend, March 27-29, bringing the island’s traditions right ...
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 13

It has been a long week, so today’s update will be brief. Unsurprisingly, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe made the official announcement that the confinement will last until April 15th (but, once again, everyone assumes it will be extended through the end of April). Sadly, there are now 1995 Coronavirus deaths in France, including a 16-year-old girl with no prior health issues and a cashier working in a large suburban supermarket just outside Paris. Solidarité in ActionBut it’s not just ...
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The lockdown in Tokyo begins, sort of

Much debate has surrounded Japan’s post-Diamond Princess avoidance of the coronavirus pandemic — at least on the scale seen elsewhere, anyway. Has it been due to the general lack of physical contact in public? The pretty much standard habit of mask wearing perhaps? Or, has it always been a mere matter of time before the country succumbed? Despite the possible merits of those cultural traits, the latter now appears to be the case, with Tokyo’s governor requesting a soft lockdown at a press confer...
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15.den madeira

Dnes som rozmyslal ze pojdem do obchodu ale odkladam to na zajtra.Booknute ubytko na dalsi tyzden davam to cez wizzair tak 5perc by mi mali pripisat na let.ucet.Doobeda som na youtube kukal neaku tu portugalcinu.Oci ma z mobilu dost bolia ta
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Friday Night Takeaway! Ho Jiak's $10 Survival Menu

Looking for a way to support the hospitality industry while consciously uncoupling with the idea of eating in during the COVID-19 crisis? Popular Malaysian restaurant Ho Jiak has created a "survival" menu of eight $10 and two $15 takeaway dishes in a response to the COVID-19 crisis. These can be picked up from their Town Hall or Haymarket locations or delivered if you live in their proximity.
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How to reduce family stress at home

Times are tough , as we’re locked into our homes with family, navigating a reality that feels rather surreal. In addition to the anxiety each of us is feeling for the world at large — and many more for their livelihoods — some people are experiencing increased stress at home. We spoke with two experts on mental health, families, and relationships about how we can take care of our kids, our partners, and, importantly, ourselves. Modeling for our kids “The first thing to do as parents is to se...
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The Silver Lining to the Chinese Virus – 2

Apollo 1 The US Apollo space program got started in May 1961 was a spectacular success in landing 12 astronauts on the moon. But it had a very rocky start when Apollo 1, which was scheduled to launch in Feb 1967 as a low Earth orbit test, never launched. A disastrous cabin fire during a … Continue reading "The Silver Lining to the Chinese Virus – 2"
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Part of Great Wall of China reopensPart of Great Wall of China reopens

Badaling section near Beijing opens to limited number of visitors
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How to avoid a cyber attack on your business from homeHow to avoid a cyber attack on your business from home

Criminals are exploiting coronavirus crisis, says national security centre
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Biggest Coffee Drinkers

There are more than 37000 coffee shops in the United States about 40 percent of which are owned by Starbucks according to Allegra's World Coffee Portal. Americans spend tens of billions of dollars on coffee every year and yet they're actually modes
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Break the Boredom

On the rare occasion you must visit the grocery store I have a great idea to break the boredom at home. Venture over to the well stocked wine section of your store. Nobody is there six feet social distancing is not a problem Instead of buying your usu
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Best online classes

If you’ve already made three batches of homemade pasta with Nona Nerina, cleaned your house from floor to ceiling, rewatched the 10 seasons of Friends, and gone through a couple of good books, it might be time to switch gears if you want to stay sane and entertained during this time of self-isolation. To keep the boredom at bay for the next few weeks, sink your teeth into a long-term project that will keep you busy, and start with online classes. Whether it is sewing, drawing, dancing, or eve...
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Now Is A Good Time For Hospitality For Our Frontline Team Members | By Doug Kennedy

With some hotels closing altogether and nearly all doing massive furloughs and layoffs, these are certainly trying times financially for our frontline hospitality workers, but it is also a very emotionally challenging moment. It warms my heart to hear all the stories of hotel owners and asset managers doing all they can to provide as much pay as possible to help bridge the gap to unemployment and government assistance.
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Oil Resumes Plunge After IEA Warns That Demand Is in ‘Free Fall’ - Bloomberg

Oil Resumes Plunge After IEA Warns That Demand Is in ‘Free Fall’ - Bloomberg: PRICES: U.S. marker West Texas Intermediate fell $1.89 to $22.60 a barrel in New York Global benchmark Brent crude declined 3.8% to $26.34 a barrel Futures in New York tumbled 7.7% in New York, dropping for the first time this week, after IEA executive director Fatih Birol said demand could drop as much as 20 million barrels a day. The gloomy outlook exacerbated investor pessimism driven by a U.S. decision to res...
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Government reveals support for self-employedGovernment reveals support for self-employed

It should cover 95 percent, claims Chancello
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Flight Centre standing down 6,000 staffFlight Centre standing down 6,000 staff

3,800 Aussies will be temporarily laid off
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Travel memoirs to read

So the only view you have right now is the one outside your bedroom window. It’s easy to feel cramped, your longing for travel stifled by your equally strong urge to protect public health. There is a way to travel while you’re stuck indoors though. All you need is the right book. These travel memoirs, part personal journey, part travelogue to new and uncharted territories, will lead your imagination on wild adventures to places far beyond the confines of your couch. Dog sled across the arctic...
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Crown jewel of Nicaragua Ometepe part1

Ometepe island was one of my top 2 places to visit in Nicaragua and I wasn't deceivedFirst thing is to get there. Although there are a few flights a week to get there from Managua it's more fun and exotic to take the boat to reach it. One im
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Oyo sees signs of recovery in China after coronavirus outbreak

Oyo Hotels and Homes has started to see a recovery in bookings in China, its second-largest market, as the coronavirus outbreak eases up in some parts of the country, the Indian hospitality startup's Chief Executive Ritesh Agarwal told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Payment Processing Data Shows Severe Impact on Hotels and Restaurants; California, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas Lead Dramatic Declines.

Shift4 Payments, the leader in integrated payment processing solutions, has announced the launch of, a round-the-clock online resource for government agencies, news outlets and businesses affected by COVID-19. The website offers a wealth of valuable information on the economic impact of this pandemic and is part of Shift4's initiative to raise over $200 million for restaurants and other small businesses — including up to $10 million contributed directly from the company.
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40 Percent Of Companies Expect Business Travel To Resume Within 3 Months: New Poll

About 40 percent of companies predicted corporate travel will resume within the next three months, according to a new lighting poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. About 17 percent said six months was more realistic.
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AirAsia 'hibernating' most of its planesAirAsia 'hibernating' most of its planes

All flights cancelled in Malaysia, India and the Philippines
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It's part of the 'clap for carers' movement
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Gulf Sovereign Funds Seen Shedding $300 Billion in Market Mayhem - Bloomberg

Gulf Sovereign Funds Seen Shedding $300 Billion in Market Mayhem - Bloomberg:The Gulf region’s rainy day funds are bracing for the deluge.On top of the collapse of oil prices and meltdown in global markets, Gulf sovereign wealth funds are channeling some of their billions back to counter the recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. The decline in assets could exceed $300 billion this year, according to the Institute of International Finance, the industry’s global association.The impact w...
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Sports announcer commentating life

In the absence of sporting events, the announcers, who live for the thrill of commenting on live games, are left with the unquenchable urge to call something, so this rugby announcer turned to the most obvious alternative — everyday life. Nick Heath, a rugby announcer from London, is spending his lockdown days providing color commentary for the mundane events of everyday life. Using only his phone, Heath recorded himself doing play-by-plays of a range of everyday activities, from people shopp...
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