Public workers seek hazard pay, 2nd COVID-19 victim dies, Supreme Court balks at mass inmate release, masks urged for Honolulu residents, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii roadwork ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic. Public sector leaders are also criticizing Gov. David Ige for what they see as shoddy communication and coordination during the crisis. Civil Beat.Lawmakers push for ‘shovel-ready’ projects to give economy badly needed lift. Lawmakers have made public a long list of state construction projects worth $1.57 billion that state departments believe are “shovel ready” so that construction ...
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Mike Posner on walking across the US

Mike Posner never thought he would traverse a continent on foot, summit mountain peaks, or complete an arduous Wim Hof retreat. “I’m just a singer who already blew his shot,” Posner lamented in his 2016 hit, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.” Singing about the possibility of disappearing into obscurity, ironically, helped him climb the ladder of musical fame. It would later win him the 2017 Grammy award for “Song of the Year,” a milestone achievement after writing hits for other artists like Justin Bi...
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Travel in the post-COVID-19 era

In this op-ed, Luis Vargas, CEO and founder of the tour company Modern Adventure, shares his thoughts on the outlook of travel in the coming months after several weeks of coronavirus wreaking havoc on the industry and the world at large — and why he’s certain the power of the traveler mindset will endure. As the days turn into weeks, and it’s clear that things are not going to be “back to normal” by summer, I have found my mindset moving from light to dark and back again. I feel sad, angry, f...
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Hysterical Journey to Historic Places

SECRETARIATA horse named Citation won the Triple Crown in 1948 which happened to be the year I was born. There was not another Triple Crown horse for twenty five years. In 1973 Secretariat galloped to a win in the Belmont by a margin of 31 leng
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23.den madeira

Dnes neni ani o com pisat.Na ranajky hemendex potom osobna hygiena opratie tricka citanie knihy.Na obed udusene maso s rajcinou a paprikou k tomu zemiaky.Ja som si robil obed a sikmaci este len ranajky.Po obede siesta v posteli.Von
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Armchair Traveller - The Tale of Two Franceschinas, Porto's Famous Sandwich

Our first bite out of Porto is all about its most famous food item. To call a Francesinha a sandwich is underestimating it entirely. Made of thick cut white bread layered with steak, wet cured ham, Linguiça sausage and other cured meats. The whole thing is then smothered with cheese and sits in a bath of spicy beer and tomato sauce gravy with a sunny side egg on top and fries on the side with beer. And yes it is not for the faint hearted (the google auto result is "Francesinha calories".
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110,000 restaurant closures expected

The dining scene across the United States is going to be drastically different when life settles after the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a survey by the National Restaurant Association (NRA), 3 percent of restaurant operators have permanently closed, 44 percent have temporarily closed, and 11 percent say they expect to permanently close within 30 days. The survey polled more than 5,000 restaurant owners and operators, and questions were related to the period between March 1 and March 22. Sa...
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Oil Market Is Desperate for #SaudiArabia to Flatten the Curve - Bloomberg

Oil Market Is Desperate for Saudi Arabia to Flatten the Curve - Bloomberg:It is entirely fitting that the one of best performing energy stock on Friday morning was recently bankrupt Whiting Petroleum Corp. As President Donald Trump’s initial tweet-heard-round-the-(oil)-world has snowballed into a seething mass of optimistic rumor, so the more — how to put this? — speculative stocks have floated to the top. Just as crude oil recorded a 25% gain Thursday by moving all of $5 a barrel, Whiting was n...
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Pickled, cured, and fermented foods

It’s easy to take refrigeration for granted. But far before these nifty gadgets arrived in our kitchens, humans had to be a little more creative when it came to keeping their food edible for longer. Averse to wasting nutrient-rich ingredients, our ancestors turned to pickling, fermenting, drying, and curing our food to avoid starvation — and many dishes created using these techniques remain centerpieces of cuisines across the globe today. Korean people have been pickling cabbage to make kimch...
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#UAE Hires Adviser to Fix Top Middle East Remittance House - Bloomberg

U.A.E. Hires Adviser to Fix Top Middle East Remittance House - Bloomberg:The United Arab Emirates central bank has hired an adviser to help sort out debt and operational issues at one of the Middle East’s largest remittance businesses, according to people with knowledge of the matter.Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC is advising the central bank on the management of UAE Exchange, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. The regulator last month took the rare s...
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#Saudi king earmarks $2.4 billion to pay private-sector workers - Reuters

Saudi king earmarks $2.4 billion to pay private-sector workers - Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered up to 9 billion riyals ($2.4 billion) to be disbursed to pay part of the wages of private-sector workers to deter companies from laying off staff, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.The latest measure to tackle the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak followed an emergency stimulus package announced last month to shore up the economy.“Instead of terminating the employ...
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In the Time of COVID-19: Top 5 Things You Need to Know Now in Hotel Digital Marketing | By Margaret Mastrogiacomo

As we navigate unprecedented times during the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has put travel on pause. While everyone is social distancing, people continue to stay connected online through social media, FaceTime, video conferencing, and email. People are searching for an escape and for quality content to lessen their stress and enhance the quality of time at home. In light of this, many hotels can continue creating valuable and entertaining content across channels to stay connected with gues...
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Deep oil output cuts won't offset unprecedented demand loss: IEA - Reuters

Deep oil output cuts won't offset unprecedented demand loss: IEA - Reuters:Deep output cuts by OPEC and other oil producing nations will not prevent a huge build up of crude, the head of the IEA said on Friday, urging the world’s richest economies to discuss broader ways to stabilise oil markets.Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, told Reuters that measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus had lead to an “unprecedented” demand loss that could reach as much...
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Oil surges more than 13% on hopes of output deal - Reuters

Oil surges more than 13% on hopes of output deal - Reuters:Crude futures surged for a second day on Friday, with both U.S. and Brent contracts posting their largest weekly percentage gains on record due to hopes that a global deal to cut crude supply worldwide will emerge early next week.On Thursday, oil staged its largest one-day rally in history on prospects for a cut in supply equivalent to anywhere from 10% to 15% of world demand. The sharp rebound from weeks of losses came after U.S. Presid...
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Map of unemployment during COVID-19

The coronavirus has rocked the United States’ economy, resulting in millions of laid off or furloughed workers. The result has been the biggest unemployment spike in the country’s history, with over 6.6 million people applying for unemployment benefits since the stay-at-home orders were given. Yahoo created a graph and map that paints a clear (and troubling) picture of the unemployment situation in the US. Photo: Yahoo In many cases, states that took longer to implement lockdown orders al...
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Live streaming flower blooms

Despite everything that’s going on, nature takes its course and flowers are blooming around the world. Because going out in busy areas isn’t possible right now, it’s tough to experience spring in all its glory. Thankfully, several gardens and public spaces are streaming their blooms online. In real time, you can watch cherry blossoms, tulips, orchids, and other flowers blossoming and signaling the arrival of spring. Among these blooming events are the New York Botanical Garden’s “Orchid Show....
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ATL medical workers fly to NYC

On Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called upon medical workers from around the country to come to New York’s aid to help battle the coronavirus crisis. With many NYC hospitals overwhelmed, more medical personnel are needed to treat the rising number of coronavirus patients. And health workers are answering the call. According to Southwest spokesperson Derek Hubbard, 29 nurses and doctors boarded Southwest Flight 979 from Atlanta this week to serve in NYC. It’s a heartening show of sol...
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Astronauts' tips for self-isolation

When it comes to surviving and thriving in self-confinement, astronauts are serious pros. Becoming trained and certified to work in outer space takes years, and a good chunk of that time is spent learning the art of living in close quarters. During a typical six-month mission, there are plenty of chances to go stir-crazy without personal space — but also co-worker privacy, hot showers, normal toilets, and, well, gravity. “Being prepared for isolation is part of our training,” says Matthias Ma...
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COVID-19 conspiracy theories: Hoofbeats and zebras?

Lots of conspiracy theories about the new coronavirus make little sense, and if you actually apply a little scientific rigor to the issue, they fall apart.They even contradict each other. If it came from a Chinese lab, why? They got hit first. If, as someRussians say, it came from America, why are we Americans also sick? Whoa, what about the fact thatRussia seemed to be largely free of the disease, isnʻt that suspicious? Well itʻs not, any more--they've got a growing number of cases as well.The ...
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Dad's birthday today 97 so I popped down with cake no candles too windy and a bottle of fizz and we sat outside well apart and celebrated quietly. He'd had lots of phone calls this morning and probably missed more while we were outside. It was lo
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SXSW online now

South by Southwest (SXSW) was supposed to take place March 13-22 in Austin, Texas, but even though it was canceled last month because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the popular event will still see the light of day. Amazon is partnering with the conference’s organizers to launch a virtual film festival. Filmmakers scheduled to screen films at SXSW in 2020 will be able to participate, showing their films exclusively on Prime Video. The event will take place over 10 days in late April and ...
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Thailand’s Phanom Rung Festival

At the Phanom Rung Historical Park in the province of Buriram in rural Thailand, a 1,000-year-old Khmer temple sits atop an extinct volcano surrounded by rice paddies. In early April, the rising sun shines through all 15 doorways of the hilltop temple, creating a stunning visual effect. Locals gather each year for the annual Phanom Rung Festival to pray, give offerings, socialize, celebrate Thai culture, and observe the solar phenomenon which is said to bring good luck. Photo: Jeff Bell Th...
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Hosts Offer 100,000 Places to Stay for COVID-19 Responders

Last week, we announced a new program to allow hosts to open their homes to those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we're proud to share that our incredible community of generous hosts have offered 100,000 places to stay for people responding to the pandemic. Through this program, Frontline staff can book both free and paid stays in 160 countries and regions, with hosts in Paris, New York City and London each offering over 2,000 places to stay in their cities for those do...
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10 of the best places to revisit after lockdown: readers' travel tips

Some places stand as monuments to recovery, others inspire our readers with their beauty - or the wisdom of the ancients.
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Caesars Provides Business Update Related to COVID-19 Impact

The ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency has prompted the temporary shutdown of Caesars Entertainment Corporation's ("Caesars", "Caesars Entertainment" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:CZR) properties consistent with government or tribe-mandated directives around the world.
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Vail Resorts Provides Business Update In Response To COVID-19

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today provided an update on its response to the evolving impact of COVID-19 on its business.
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Shuffled Not Shaken Out: How Hotel Giants Will Handle All Those Brands Post-Coronavirus

Coronavirus travel fears have temporarily shuttered many hotels around the world. But when those doors reopen, the trend of rampant hotel brand expansion seen in recent years may take on a different look.
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U.S. Travel Industry Warns Of $910 B Coronavirus Losses: Seven Times 9/11

The losses to the U.S. tourism industry due to the coronavirus are snowballing-make that avalanching-by the day. To the point that the national non-profit organization representing all travel sectors estimates the economic fallout for the country will be seven times worse than 9/11.
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These Hotels And Destinations Around The World Created Mixtapes To Make You Feel Like You’re Actually There

With everyone stuck at home, wishing they were in a more exotic spot than their living room, hotels and destinations around the world are curating playlists featuring tunes aimed to transport wanna-be guests there virtually.
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Kalsarikännit, drinking in underwear

Winters are brutal in Finland. The warmest month in the south of Finland, July, only gets between 55 and 63 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest, February, averages between minus 7 and 26 degrees Fahrenheit. The north has two-month-long sunless winters, while the south sees only around six hours of daylight. It’s the type of weather that will make you seriously consider staying inside rather than going out with your friends, social distancing guidelines or not. So perhaps it’s not surprisin...
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