Hawaii PPE orders canceled, state expanding COVID-19 testing, Gabbard calls for firing of top Health Department staff, lawmakers want tourism stopped, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Masks ©2020 All Hawaii News Governor: State's PPE Orders Canceled With No Explanation. The federal government has told state officials they are largely on their own when it comes to finding protective gear for their health care and emergency workers. Hawaii Public Radio.Governor defends pandemic response as Hawaii reports 6th COVID-19 death. The governor defended the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday, saying that Hawaii is outperforming much of the country in its effo...
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Why should we care about takedown timeframes?

By Torsha Sarkar (CyberBRICS Associated Scholar) Since the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) proposed the draft amendments to the intermediary liability guidelines in December of 2018, speculations regarding their potential effects have been numerous. These have included, mapping the  requirement of traceability of originators vis-a-vis chilling effect on free speech online, or critiquing the proactive filtering requirement […] ...
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Passengers being repatriated from virus-stricken Australian cruise shipPassengers being repatriated from virus-stricken Australian cruise ship

128 tested positive for covid-19 on the Greg Mortimer ship
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Anders Tegnell is leading Sweden to a REAL SOLUTION. Others are DESTROYING their nations.

The more I find about this man, the more impressed I am. This is a placeholder post. If time permits I’ll write an article on Sweden’s approach this long weekend. I’ll also try to combine Tegnell’s videos – done; this one below NOTE: This post should be read together with this one on Sweden’s approach. […]
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Tegnell Anders is leading Sweden to a REAL SOLUTION. Others are DESTROYING their nations.

The more I find about this man, the more impressed I am. This is a placeholder post. If time permits I’ll write an article on Sweden’s approach this long weekend. I’ll also try to combine Tegnell’s videos – done; this one below NOTE: This post should be read together with this one on Sweden’s approach. […]
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Oil sinks as market doubts OPEC supply cuts will be enough - Reuters

Oil sinks as market doubts OPEC supply cuts will be enough - Reuters:Oil prices tumbled on Thursday on doubts that a deal between OPEC and allies to make a record oil supply cut would be enough to offset the collapse in global fuel demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies including Russia, a group known as OPEC+, agreed to cut output by 10 million barrels per day from May, the group said in a statement.Before the coronavirus o...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Russia, Opec, United States, Reuters, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

The best LGBTQ online entertainment

Before social distancing became the new normal, April was chock-full of major LGBTQ events, and while the coronavirus has caused massive cancellations (RIP Black Party 2020!), queer community leaders aren’t letting COVID-19 get in the way of their spring flings. LGBTQ outlets around the world have created virtual community centers, concert halls, and dance clubs to combat the isolation caused by the pandemic, and the options for connecting seem endless. The only problem? With a wealth of no...
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COVID-19 and Ski Resorts (IV). The Road to Recovery

The 2020 outbreak of COVID-19 has produced the longest shutdown of tourism on record (and we don't know how long it will last).The Tourism sector, and ski resorts particularly, are severely affected by the current Corona crisis, and the global spread of the pandemic is going to impose a significant dampening effect on the rate of recovery. Three elements will be decisive in the process of recovery of tourist demand in general and in ski resorts in particular:Fear management and confidence-bu...
Tags: Travel, Social Media, Sport, Austria, Innsbruck, Skiing, Ski Resorts, Tirol, IATA, Ski Paradise, Ski Resorts Marketing, Tirol Tourism, Ski Resorts Management, COVID-19, COVID

Coronavirus: #Dubai Stocks Show Harder Hit From Virus, Oil Prices - Bloomberg

Coronavirus: Dubai Stocks Show Harder Hit From Virus, Oil Prices - Bloomberg:Dubai is being battered harder than its Gulf peers by the twin menace of the pandemic and weak oil prices -- and it’s clear from the performance of the city’s stock market.The DFM General Index is down 26% since the global equities crash at the start of March. A slump in stock prices as the United Arab Emirates took steps to counter Covid-19, including shutting its borders, deepened as crude spiraled lower.But markets i...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

OPEC throws sand in wheels of oil’s runaway train Saud of Damocles

Saudi Arabia and Russia have exceeded low expectations. After spending the last month waging an increasingly damaging price war, the world’s biggest oil producers apart from the United States on Thursday looked to have sketched out a deal to tackle an unprecedented supply glut in the global oil market. It may still not be enough to stop the rot. Oil producers’ main headache is that demand in what is usually a 100 million barrel a day market may have slumped by as much as 30% because of Covid-...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, United States, Moscow, Reuters, Riyadh, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Damocles, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rystad Energy, True the Group

#Dubai bailout would spark a complex quid-pro-quo Bailing close to the wind

Dubai could be headed for bailout Groundhog Day. In 2009, the emirate received a $20 billion lifeline from the United Arab Emirates’ central bank and its richer UAE neighbour, Abu Dhabi. Given the mess Covid-19 could make of Dubai’s open economy, a repeat is far from impossible. Dubai’s $135 billion total debt exceeds its gross domestic product, with over half owed by so-called Government Related Enterprises that were a key headache last time round. With $43 billion of the latter’s borrowings...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Capital Economics, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Government Related Enterprises, Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan MBZ Abu Dhabi

Tokyo state of emergency misery?

Tokyo, along with six other prefectures, is now under a state of emergency due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases. A declaration that seemed an awfully long time coming, and its delay will likely cancel out Prime Minister Abe’s early, and it must be said proactive moves at the end of February to close schools, stop large gatherings, etc. Unlike a lot of cities, however, Tokyo isn’t under a lockdown, as the Japanese constitution doesn’t legally allow for such restrictive measures. Ins...
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NMC Succumbs to Administration After Giving In to Creditors - Bloomberg

NMC Succumbs to Administration After Giving In to Creditors - Bloomberg:Just two years after its market value soared to more than $10 billion, NMC Health Plc was placed in administration by a London court as the troubled health-care provider succumbed to creditor demands. NMC, the Middle East’s largest hospital operator, will be run by administrators Alvarez & Marsal, Judge Sebastian Prentis said via videoconference Thursday. It’s a boost for state-owned Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC, which is ...
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Even OPEC+’s Deep Cuts Couldn’t Keep Oil Markets From Plunging - Bloomberg

Even OPEC+’s Deep Cuts Couldn’t Keep Oil Markets From Plunging - Bloomberg:Some of the world’s largest oil producers are finalizing a deal that would take an unprecedented 10 million barrels a day of crude off the market in an bid to resuscitate prices pummeled by the coronavirus pandemic.The market’s crashing anyway.A marathon OPEC+ video conference that’s still ongoing after eight hours has so far yielded an end to Saudi Arabia’s price war with Russia, established the contours of an historic s...
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Saudi, Russia Historic Production Deal Turns Focus on G-20 - Bloomberg

Saudi, Russia Historic Production Deal Turns Focus on G-20 - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to record oil production cuts in an effort to revive the market from a debilitating coronavirus-induced slump.Attention now turns to the Group of 20 energy ministers meeting on Friday. Contribution from major producers including the U.S. and Canada could boost efforts to revive prices after the OPEC+ historic agreement failed to push crude higher on Thursday.Oil’s spectacular price crash this ye...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Canada, Donald Trump, Exxon Mobil Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Gibraltar sailing trip

Sailing across the Straits of Gibraltar to North Africa. On a course to get my International Yacht Skipper Licence. Sailing to three countries and two continents in a week. I passed the test so now I'm now an officially licenced Skipper Who's up for a s
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Deja Brew - A Classic Coffee Walnut Slice

It's time for another classic Australian slice and this time it's the delectable coffee walnut slice. Like the European and American cousin of the caramel slice and pecan pie this is a delightful slice. With flavours of coffee and walnuts it's sticky, delicious and sweet yet somehow devilishly moreish too! Just try and stop at one square! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader.
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China is lifting lockdowns

Reopening society after months of lockdown is a careful balancing act. People are understandably eager to leave their homes and enjoy freedoms previously denied to them, but unless governments are careful, there is a high risk that coronavirus will return for a second wave. China, the first country to be hit by the virus and also the first to impose strict lockdown measures, has been gradually reopening its country over the past week, so it’s no surprise that people are leaping at the chance ...
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Airbnb Online Experiences

As travel has been almost entirely halted amid the coronavirus pandemic, and health authorities instruct us to social distance, the popular in-person Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020. Airbnb Experiences launched in 2016, as activities offered by locals to give travelers a more intimate sense of their destination. But the home-sharing company is getting creative with new ways to engage customers all around the world, particularly by taking its “experiences” online. Catherin...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Airbnb, All, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Airbnb Experiences, Dogs of Chernobyl, Catherine Powell

Robotics team build ventilators

With COVID-19 affecting almost every country and territory around the world, and ventilators often being the difference between life and death during this health crisis, making sure hospitals have the equipment they need is a priority. That’s why when the governor of Herat in Afghanistan asked the public for more ventilators, members of the Dreamers set out to help. The Dreamers are a group of about 50 teenage girls founded thanks to a program created by female tech entrepreneur Roya Mahboob...
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Guide to traveling to Palestine

Whatever your interest in Palestine is — be it religious, historical, or cultural-political — there is no better way to get a clear picture of the territories than to visit them. Contrary to the images that the mere mention of Palestine conjures, traveling in the region is easy, safe, and the people are incredibly welcoming. Palestine is composed of two territories: the West Bank (located between Israel and Jordan) and the Gaza Strip (land bordering Israel and Egypt). Travelers can go to the ...
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 26

A fresco depicting "Le Bal des Ardents" on Rue Gustave Geffroy in the 13th The coronavirus pandemic has now caused 12,210 deaths in France. On the conservatively optimistic front, the daily death toll in French hospitals decreased for the second consecutive day to 424 deaths, down from 562. "We are gradually curbing the epidemic," said Jerome Salomon (French Health Minister). However, "if we can hope for a plateau (in the pandemic) it is a very high plateau and we must remain extremely careful...
Tags: Travel, NYC, France, Paris, Ben Jerry, Bryan Pirolli, Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, COVID-19, Jerome Salomon, Rue Gustave Geffroy

Cookbooks from famous US bakeries

Whether you call it isolation baking, homebound baking, or comfort cooking, these days people from all walks of life are heading to the kitchen to relieve stress and learn a new skill. Turning flour, butter, and sugar into tasty treats from cake to bread to croissants is a much-needed distraction from the anxiety-inducing news cycle. Besides, couldn’t we all use a cookie right now? If you can’t leave your house to pick up a dozen of your favorite pastries, might as well make them yourself. B...
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Support local gear shops amid covid

With all this time to sit around the house, you may find yourself thinking ahead to the gear you need to hit the trail this summer or the slopes next winter. The problem is that, since your favorite local gear shop is not classified as an “essential business,” it’s closed during the pandemic until further notice. Upon realizing this, your first instinct might be to rush to Amazon and order what you need. Problem solved with the convenience of home delivery, right? However modern and expedient...
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DoubleTree by Hilton Releases Its Beloved Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

For everyone who's been mourning a canceled trip, feeling the travel itch or longing for something--anything--less familiar than the living room couch where we all now live and work, DoubleTree by Hilton wants to help. The hotel chain today released an official at-home recipe for its famous chocolate chip cookies. More than 30 million of...
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Delta two year coronavirus rebooking

Airline cancellation and rebooking policies are notoriously strict, but the coronavirus pandemic is forcing airlines to relax the rules to accommodate millions of passengers. Delta recently unveiled a new cancellation policy — the most flexible in the industry, thus far — which will allow passengers to rebook flights for up to two years. Given the uncertainty surrounding travel right now, Delta reportedly wanted to give travelers some flexibility and peace of mind. According to the new poli...
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What is the Impact of COVID-19 on sustainability? | By Dimitrios Diamantis

Sustainability as a concept has been in a turmoil over the last 35 years. Since the World Commission on Environment and Development Report, commonly known as Brundland Report in 1987, sustainability has been advancing as a concept of developmental strategies in a number of destinations and organizations. With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aiming to showcase progress towards sustainability by 2030, a number of stakeholders have been working hard to make such goals achiev...
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India lockdown clears pollution

Any upsides to the coronavirus crisis pale in comparison to the tragedy of the massive death toll, but that doesn’t mean we should totally ignore the silver linings. In India, the shutdown of factories and reduction of the use of trains, planes, and vehicles has led to some of the clearest skies in recent memory. The country is home to 14 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities, but since it entered a nationwide lockdown on March 25, Mumbai was the only Indian city in the top 20 by April 8. Po...
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Pressure mounts on Qantas over coronavirus workplace riskPressure mounts on Qantas over coronavirus workplace risk

Union seeking answers over employees' exposure at work
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Last stop and conclusion

This was my last stop in Nicaragua before heading back to Managua. Because of COVID19 pandemic I cut 3 days from the vacation......Leon is a colonial city and ancient rival to Granada. The city is far less touristy than Granada but still have m
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