Transient vacation rentals shuttered as Hawaii nears 500 COVID-19 cases, Facebook's Zuckerberg gives $1M to Kauai, Legislature mulls budget, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2020 All Hawaii News Pandemic Is Scrambling State Budget Priorities. The COVID-19 calamity means the Hawaii Legislature’s grand plans for the 2020 session may be just pipe dreams. Civil Beat.Hawaii Enlists Online Program To Help Enforce Travel Quarantine. The state of Hawaii said Friday it wants travelers to use an online program to provide information about their travel plans to help authorities enforce a 14-day coronavirus quarantine imposed on people arriving in t...
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Thoughts of Venice during Holy Week & Easter - Quarantine 2020

Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) I left Los Angeles for Venice twenty-two years ago, on April 8, 1998, planning to stay for three months to write, the amount of time an American could stay on a tourist visa. When the three months were up, I stood in the middle of Piazza San Marco, weeping. I didn't want to go back to Los Angeles. My then-husband didn't want to come to Venice, so I went back to LA and started divorce proceedings. I was back in Venice by September with an extended v...
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Easter Chocolates and Tee Shirts

      Seriously, I doubt next year Gabriel will have chocolates so he might be crying still. Lately, he loves to open and close drawers, he loves to take things out and put things back in the drawers too. So when he found the chocolates he tried to put them in his mouth like he does everything he finds only to be told, "Not for Gabriel..." and he started to cry, because isn't everything for Baby? The day before France had the lockdown Chelsea and Martin were in Marseille for some business and ...
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List of economists against total lockdowns

Almost all economists with any sense are dead against lockdowns. Here’s a compilation from the internet. This is a placeholder post. Will add more when I find time. Send me more links if you find them. Of course, don’t forget me: My articles at + on this blog [email protected] gets it. Sledgehammer #Lockdowns are […]
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Renewing work and study permits without flagpoling

By  Stephen Sherman Temporary coronavirus measures make it impossible to renew Canada work and study permits by crossing the U.S. border. As a result of Canada’s directives aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus, foreign nationals can no longer apply for a temporary visa, such as a work permit, study permit or visitor visa, by flagpoling. Flagpoling refers to a process whereby foreign nationals inside Canada go to the Canada – US border, enter the US briefly, and then apply for a vis...
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J-POD || A podcast on journalism || Why my mother would not have cheered the suspension of publication of ‘Star of Mysore’—despite its Islamophobic editorial

J-POD || A podcast on journalism || Why Sharada Viswanath (and hundreds of mothers) would not have celebrated the temporary suspension of publication of India’s most successful English evening newspaper ‘Star of Mysore‘ in #Coronavirus season. Also read: Star of Mysore suspends publication
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Torta di Pasqua

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything-not quite sure why. I’ve been meaning to post about my love for Italy and I just haven’t gotten around to it. Needless to say Italy is on my mind every single day and baking this for Easter lunch is my tribute to the birthplace of my […]
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New board appointed at NMC to implement changes | ZAWYA MENA Edition

New board appointed at NMC to implement changes | ZAWYA MENA Edition:NMC Health, which has been placed under a UK court-appointed administration, announced on Monday the formation of a new board of directors that has been entrusted with the immediate priority of implementing corporate governance changes in the group.Richard Fleming, Mark Firmin and Ben Cairns of Alvarez & Marsal Europe, the joint administrators, have appointed four new non-executive directors with broad international restructuri...
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Air Arabia Is Said to Seek State Aid, Delay Low-Cost Carrier - Bloomberg #UAE

Air Arabia Is Said to Seek State Aid, Delay Low-Cost Carrier - Bloomberg:Air Arabia PJSC has joined airlines globally in seeking state support and plans to delay the launch of a new low-cost carrier as the Covid-19 outbreak continues to wreak havoc on the aviation industry, according to people familiar with the matter.The airline has asked the United Arab Emirates government for financial assistance, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the matter hasn’t been made public. Details o...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Etihad, Sharjah, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Air Arabia PJSC, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, Bloomberg UAE

#SaudiArabia may tap debt market as oil output cuts hit revenues: sources - Reuters

Saudi Arabia may tap debt market as oil output cuts hit revenues: sources - Reuters:Saudi Arabia is likely to sell new international bonds soon as Sunday’s historic deal to cut oil output among major producers puts further pressure on revenues already hurt by the collapse in crude prices, four banking sources said.Riyadh increased its debt ceiling to 50% of GDP from a previous 30% in March. Neighbours Qatar and Abu Dhabi emirate successfully sold a combined $17 billion of bonds last week.“It’s t...
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Oil mixed as demand worries offset gains from output cut deal - Reuters

Oil mixed as demand worries offset gains from output cut deal - Reuters:Oil prices were mixed on Monday, as the historic production-cut deal inked by major global oil producers was not enough to assuage existing worries about the demand destruction brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.Brent LCOc1 futures rose 26 cents, or 0.8%, to settle at $31.74 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 slipped 35 cents, or 1.5%, to settle at $22.41, its lowest since April 1. Earlier in t...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

33.den madeira

Ako bolo vcera dohodnute s vm tak sa aj stalo. Spolocne corn flaks ranajky.Po ranajkach nazad do postele a len driemanie.Vonku je dnes pekne slnecno tak spakovanie sa smer mesto.Dnes je tez zakaz nevyhnuteho vychadzania ale v uliciach sok.
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How to Pack the Perfect Suitcase

How to Pack the Perfect Suitcase How to Pack the Perfect Suitcase – Luggage has got to be one of the biggest pains in the butt when it comes to traveling. It seems like there’s never enough room for the essentials, your clothes come out all wrinkled and smooshed, you end up lugging half a dozen bags, and there’s always that one little thing you forgot to bring. Whether you’re taking a weekend drive up to Canada to scope out Banff ... Read more The post How to Pack the Perfect Suitcase appeared f...
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You're Great In Bread! Easy No Knead Bread Margarita Pizza Boat!

Want to learn how to master easy no knead bread and make wonderful, eye-catching bread loaves with it? This is a delicious adaption of the famous 3 ingredient no knead bread from 2010 that you can make as a plain loaf or this margarita pizza boat!
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Germany may join the Swedish bandwagon from 19 April – with open restaurants and schools

Germans are one of the more rational people on this planet The situation there is far better (with extremely low death rates) than in most European countries and there is therefore no basis for total lockdowns. Opposition to the full-fledged lockdowns is increasing: “32 percent are in favour of a relaxation of the lockdown measures, […]
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Random Jaunts Around The Americas

The great continents of North and South America are linked by an isthmus which also separates the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This volatile area both politically and geologically is where the Mayan Indian ruled in preColombian times. Now between Southern
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The best Switch games for traveling

If you're going on a trip or just waiting on an Uber, make sure you have the Switch games in your library.
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Dubai Sunrise

Shot this a few weeks ago as we took a trip down the water at Dubai Marina.  [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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doing very little.....

Although there's not much very interesting I thought you might like to see a few pictures of the little we did over Easter.
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How to Get a Refund From Airbnb During the Pandemic

So: you booked a vacation with Airbnb—and now, thanks to the pandemic, you’re stuck at home. Will you get your money back, and how do you go about finding out?Read more...
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Airbnb Debuts Online Experiences With Unique Activities

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Airbnb to temporarily halt its Experiences business, but the home-sharing platform has introduced a new way for consumers around the world to attend off-the-beaten-path events from their couches. Airbnb has launched Online Experiences, which allows hosts to continue earning income by offering their experiences on video-conferencing platform Zoom. The virtual events...
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How can the hotel industry recover after COVID-19? | By Bogdan Romashko

Not a day goes by that we hear information on coronavirus and its negative impact on travel and hospitality businesses. Yet, the hotel industry had to deal with different crises and viruses earlier. For example, the SARS virus impacted the industry drastically in 2003. There was a 50% decline in hotel bookings, which led to a drop of nearly 9.4 million in international tourist arrivals, with losses estimated at between $30 billion and 50 billion. Despite the above-mentioned facts, the tra...
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No Tomorrow

The pessimist in some of us say there might not be another tomorrow. But I am an optimist and I started planning some trips for June and this summer. And I am assuming my cycling trip to Croatia in October will take place. But I will tell you that I d
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32.den madeira

Po budicku sledujem co je nove na leteckom poli. A kuknime let do lisabonu 5.5 za 35 ota s tap. Nevaham ani minutu registrujem sa do tap miles programu a kupujem to na priamo cez aerolinku za 47 5 zlava za mile co mi dali az 200. Tarif je
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Stay Home postcards / Bons baisers de chez vous

THE ORIGINAL? Cialis “Staycations” – 2017 Click on the image to enlarge Source : Luerzer’s Archive (04/2017) Agency : DDB Toronto (Canada) LESS ORIGINAL Stay at Home / Covid-19 awareness – 2020 Click on the image to enlarge Source : Adeevee Agency : Dadada Prod Paris (France) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
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Ola is now allowing rides to and from 100 hospitals in Gurugram

Ola today launched rides to and from 100 hospitals in Gurugram, in collaboration with the Haryana government, the company said in a statement. The rides are for hospital visits that are non-COVID-19 and do not require an ambulance or facilities such as  dialysis, chemotherapy, scheduled check-ups and response to physical injuries. The 100 hospitals include the likes of […] ...
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Where now for travel? Lonely Planet closures point to an uncertain future

As the travel publisher closes its Melbourne and London offices, a former guidebook writer asks what’s next for an industry in crisis Covid-19 has changed everything. In particular, it has changed everything about travel. As a Lonely Planet writer you learn fast that change is the only constant on the road. Still, no one was expecting the changes announced last week: that Lonely Planet is to close its Melbourne production facility and London offices “almost entirely”, as well as its magazine and...
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Doctors at AIIMS Jhajjar using WhatsApp to consult COVID-19 positive, but healthy patients: Report

At the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Jhajjar, a WhatsApp number is being used to send information about patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, but are healthy, the Economic Times reports. Information about a patient’s vitals, ECG, X-Ray etc., are reportedly being sent to doctors over WhatsApp, who can then advice health […] ...
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Govt working on portal that shows HCQ availability at pharmacies: Report

The government is set to launch a portal that will guide patients on hydroxychloroquine — one of the drugs being used as a prophylaxis for health workers — to the nearest pharmacy where it is available, according a report by The Economic Times. The drug, better known as HCQ, is a prescription drug for malaria […] ...
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Govt working on portal that shows HCQ availibility at pharmacies: Report

The government is set to launch a portal that will guide patients on hydroxychloroquine — one of the drugs being used as a prophylaxis for health workers — to the nearest pharmacy where it is available, according a report by The Economic Times. The drug, better known as HCQ, is a prescription drug for malaria […] ...
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