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Hawaii mulls reopening state, unemployment comp system a nightmare, wayward tourists sent home, Maui IDs COVID-19 grouping at upscale restaurant, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Labor Director Scott Murikami and Gov. David Ige  talk about state's unemployment system April 22, 2020 State is well-positioned to relax restrictions, health director says. After nearly a month of stay-at-home orders and quarantine to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, it is becoming clear that Hawaii communities are relatively free of COVID-19, and policymakers are considering the first steps to carefully begin to reopen the state, state Health Director Bruce Anderson said Wednesd...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Supreme Court, Labor, Stanford, Hawaii, House, PPP, Usc, Big Island, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Oahu


what i'm reading: political graphic nonfiction: wobblies, studs terkel's working, people's history of american empire

Continuing the series, started here. I've decided not to review these books, but instead to post a cover image and a quote.It was difficult to choose quotes for these books, since they are books about ideas and events, with hundreds of different people quoted and referenced. After flipping through the books and seeing quote after beautiful, stirring, inspiring, infuriating quote, I decided to pull the lens back to more general thoughts from introductions and prefaces. Wobblies!: A Graphic Histo...
Tags: Travel, America, History, Graphic Novels, United States, Labour, Socialism, War And Peace, Dubois, Wobblies, Zinn, Harvey Pekar, Terkel, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Paul Buhle


what i'm reading: political graphic nonfiction: biographies of emma goldman, muhammad ali, and eugene v. debs

I have been collecting graphic nonfiction with leftist political themes. I just love these books and am indulging myself in buying them.I was planning to review them, but I've decided to simply post images of the covers, the names of the books and the creators, and a quote from the person, group, or idea the book is about. Dangerous Woman: A Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman, written and illustrated by Sharon Rudahl, edited by Paul BuhleThe greatest bulwark of capitalism is militarism. The very...
Tags: Travel, Quotes, History, Graphic Novels, Socialism, Muhammad Ali, Negro, What I'm Reading, Bigotry, Laura K, War Resisters, Eugene V Debs, Emma Goldman, Sharon Rudahl, Paul BuhleThe, Sybille Titeux de la Croix


A retro Tokyo peep show sign

After finally declaring a state of emergency a couple of weeks ago, the Japanese government also announced a series of financial initiatives to ease the strain on those suffering economically due to the coronavirus. The exact details, and perhaps more importantly, eligibility, haven’t been fully disclosed yet, but there is already a refreshingly public campaign to include workers from Japan’s varied world of adult services, as just like so many other industries, they have seen incomes plummet. I...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Kabukicho


Tomato Pasta Sauce From Scratch Using Tinned Or Fresh Tomatoes!

With a dearth of tomato pasta sauce at supermarkets, now is the best time to learn how to make a delicious home made tomato pasta sauce. This recipe uses tinned or fresh tomatoes and is so delicious and easy you may never buy it again!
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Gone Are the Days of Easy Money in Global Natural Gas Trades - Bloomberg

Gone Are the Days of Easy Money in Global Natural Gas Trades - Bloomberg: An LNG tanker sails past a container terminal as it arrives in Yokohama.   Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg The golden age of trading in the world’s natural gas market has ended, and it was bound to happen even before the coronavirus struck.Two warm winters in a row in addition to the health crisis have gutted demand for the fuel used for everything from home heating to power generation. That’s left ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Yokohama, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tomohiro Ohsumi Bloomberg, Sarah Behbehani, Global Natural Gas Trades Bloomberg, Jera Global Markets


Rear Window

I’ve had a few incidents like those in the movie Rear Window where the daily lives of residents in buildings across the way can be seen. We are close enough to one building that we can exchange smiles or waves, especially at 8 PM when we all come to our windows to applaud those on the Corona front lines. I see one family with a little boy every evening at 8. I saw a couple cutting each others hair with a mirror propped up in the window. I see people in bed sometimes and, of course, many sittin...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Notre Dame, Corona, Terrace, Apartment Life, Empty Streets, before Corona


Cunard Cancels Entire Alaska Cruise Season Plus More Cancellations

Cunard announced today that they have cancelled their entire Alaska cruise season.  In addition, they have extended the temporary suspension of other cruise departures up to and including July 31, 2020.  Cunard Alaska Cruise Season Cancelled With ports closed and the CDC’s No Sail Order Read More The post Cunard Cancels Entire Alaska Cruise Season Plus More Cancellations appeared first on .
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 40 - Quarantine!

Today I can announce I have officially QUARANTINED! I’m sure you’ve all already heard the “useless fact” repeated ad nauseum since the pandemic started, but “quarantine” actually comes from the Venetian word “quarantena”, meaning "forty days", designating the period that all ships were isolated during the Black Plague of the 14th century before passengers and crew could go ashore. Premature Deconfination?I feel like I’m pretty good at this whole confinement routine, with my 40 days of exper...
Tags: Travel, France, US, Netflix, Paris, Seine, Jules, Health & Safety, Paul Taylor, Ile de France, Frenchie, Truffaut, Jeanne Moreau, Around Town, Baltique, Coronavirus


Tulip-Time in Holland and the Netherlands

Tulip-Time in Holland and the Netherlands Tulip-time in Holland and the Netherlands usually takes place from the end of March through mid-May. However, we find that mid-April through early-May generally produces the most excellent opportunity for viewing tulips. Carol and I enjoyed a river cruise in very early-April a few years ago, and there wasn’t a tulip in sight. And if you want to see tulips when you visit Holland, then Keukenhof Park is the place to be. Travel Tip : Holland refers to t...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Holland, Viking River Cruises, Carol, Amsterdam The Netherlands, North Holland, Keukenhof, South Holland, AmaWaterways, Uniworld, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Uniworld River Cruises, Tulip Cruise


Oil rallies on faster output cuts to offset virus-induced falloff in demand - Reuters

Oil rallies on faster output cuts to offset virus-induced falloff in demand - Reuters:Oil soared on Thursday, extending its rebound after major oil-producing nations said they would accelerate planned production cuts to combat the dramatic slump in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Crude prices have had one of their most tumultuous weeks ever. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures (WTI) CLc1 closed at negative $37.63 a barrel on Monday, in the worst sell-off for that contract in history. ...
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Crude Oil, Russia, OPEC+: Anguish Grows for Small Producers - Bloomberg

Crude Oil, Russia, OPEC+: Anguish Grows for Small Producers - Bloomberg:As Russia’s small oil producers struggle to survive a historic price crash, some say in private they wish they could just set their crude ablaze.The sentiment, though wishful thinking, lays bare the scale of the issue for Russia during the global pandemic -- there is too much crude and nowhere to store it. While Saudi Arabia and the U.S. have more places to keep it, Russia is getting increasingly desperate. Even turning off ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Bloomberg, Moscow, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, West Siberia Russia, Small Producers Bloomberg, Marina Mosoyan, Vygon Consulting That, Oxford Energy


Oil rallies on acceleration of output cuts from OPEC nations - Reuters

Oil rallies on acceleration of output cuts from OPEC nations - Reuters:Oil soared on Thursday, extending its rebound after major oil-producing nations said they would accelerate planned production cuts to combat the dramatic slump in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Crude prices have had one of their most tumultuous weeks ever. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures (WTI) CLc1 closed at negative $37.63 on Monday, in the worst sell-off for that contract in history. Global benchmark Brent c...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Wti, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#Kuwait to review KFH's acquisition of Bahrain's Ahli United - Arabianbusiness

Kuwait to review KFH's acquisition of Bahrain's Ahli United - Arabianbusiness:Kuwait’s finance minister has tasked the country’s sovereign wealth fund study the feasibility of Kuwait Finance House taking over Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank, the state-run KUNA news agency has reported.The decision is a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the possibility of a global recession in its aftermath.Earlier in April, Kuwait Finance House said that it would postpone the acquisition of Ahli Un...
Tags: Travel, Bahrain, Kuwait, Kuna, Ahli, Kuwait Finance House, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ahli United Bank, KFH, Ahli United, Ahli United Arabianbusiness


#UAE banks have used $8 bln stimulus liquidity - central bank - Reuters

UAE banks have used $8 bln stimulus liquidity - central bank - Reuters:The United Arab Emirates central bank (CBUAE) said commercial banks have used 30 billion dirhams ($8.17 billion) of a 50-billion-dirham “liquidity facility” the regulator introduced to stem the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.The CBUAE has launched $70 billion worth of capital and liquidity measures as part of a Targeted Economic Support Scheme (TESS) aimed at providing economic stimulus during the coronavirus pandemic.“Th...
Tags: Travel, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, CBUAE


Bankruptcy looms over U.S. energy industry, from oil fields to pipelines - Reuters

Bankruptcy looms over U.S. energy industry, from oil fields to pipelines - Reuters:U.S. shale producers, refiners and pipeline companies are scrambling for cash and face likely restructuring as they struggle under heavy debt loads while engulfed in the worst crisis the oil industry has faced.Fuel demand has tumbled roughly 30% worldwide as the coronavirus pandemic destroys demand for transport, provoking a massive glut of oil that has hammered global prices and left energy companies with no choi...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, United States, Reuters, Riyadh, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Send Packages to Nearby Friends Using Uber Connect

As we continue to physically distance, we’re all looking for ways to stay connected with our loved ones and colleagues. We can see each other on Zoom, but what about sending gifts or care packages? Right now, attempting to get to a post office or send out a package to anyone seems both time-consuming and potentially…Read more...
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#Saudi sovereign fund sees opportunities after coronavirus, PIF head says - Reuters

Saudi sovereign fund sees opportunities after coronavirus, PIF head says - Reuters:The head of Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund Yassir al-Rumayyan said there will be a lot of potential for investment opportunities once the coronavirus crisis passes.Rumayyan said the Public Investment Fund (PIF) was looking into investment opportunities in areas such as aviation, oil and gas and entertainment.He was speaking at an online investment forum on Thursday.“There will be economies up and running, we...
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Going Solo: 5 Top Tips for Single Travelers

Travelling alone when you’re single, young, and free can be one of the most beautiful and most rewarding times of your life, and it’s sure to be an experience you’re never going to forget and will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Hotel bedbugs face severe food shortage

Hotel occupancy rates have dropped by 50% to 80% around the country. Many hotels have shut down completely during the pandemic. This is bad news not only for hoteliers but for bedbugs, which depend on a human blood to stay alive. According to the travel website Your Mileage May Vary, young bedbugs start to die off if they don't eat in 20 days. Older bedbugs can survive between 2 to 3 months, and in some cases up to six months. If hotels stay closed longer than six months it will be the most expe...
Tags: Post, News, Bugs, Hotels, Parasites, Pandemic, Richard Pollack, CDC Harvard University, Gary Alpert, Harold Harlan, Piotr Naskrecki, Coronavirus


#Saudi Response to Fiscal Shock Takes Shape With Record Debt Plan - Bloomberg

Saudi Response to Fiscal Shock Takes Shape With Record Debt Plan - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia will rely on the biggest debt program since its debut in international bond markets in 2016 to absorb the shock to the budget from collapsing energy prices and cuts in oil output.The kingdom could borrow 220 billion riyals ($58 billion) this year while keeping its drawdown from reserves at up to 120 billion riyals, as originally planned in the budget, Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said at a news confe...
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Impacts of COVID-19 on the Boston and Cambridge Hotel Industry

For 2019, Pinnacle Advisory Group estimated that Boston and Cambridge hotels generated nearly $2 billion in rooms revenue, based on a total supply of nearly 25,700 rooms, an average occupancy of 81.4 percent and an average daily rate (ADR) of $259. Over 13,300 people are employed in the hotel industry sector in Boston and Cambridge. Due to the pandemic and the stay-at-home requirements starting in March of this year, demand for hotel rooms has dropped precipitously, with many hotels closi...
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Best Beach Bags

People who frequent the beach know the importance of having a bag large enough to fit various items. While most beach bags are totes, not all totes are suitable for the beach. Ordinary totes react to things encountered at the beach, namely, sand and water. If you do not have a bag designed specially for the beach, chances are it will get wet and sand will cling to it. If you’re looking for a good bag for your outdoor trip, it should be of good material like vinyl, PVC, or mesh. Bags with these t...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Fashion, Holidays, Bags, Aviation, Swimming, Rutledge, OdyseaCo Aruba Beach Bag, Aomais Mesh Beach Bag, Coofit Straw Beach Bag


Only The G20 Can Drive Forward A Coordinated Recovery Response To The COVID-19 Crisis Says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) calls upon G20 tourism ministers to lead a united and coordinated recovery for the Travel & Tourism sector out of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Radisson Hotels Launches #RadissonCares In India To Recreate Memorable Moments At Home

As India unites against COVID-19 and continues to brave through a nation-wide lockdown, Radisson Hotels today announced the launch of #RadissonCares in India; a campaign that leverages the Group's expertise across a range of service areas to make a positive difference in the lives of its guests.
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First-Quarter 2020 Revenue of €768 Million Down 15.8% Like-For-Like

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Accor, said:"The world is facing an unprecedented health crisis that is having massive and unique impacts on the tourism industry. Nearly two-thirds of our hotels are currently closed, and most of the others are being used to support healthcare workers and all those on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Against this backdrop, the efforts of our employees and our owners have been extraordinary. Today, our challenge is two...
Tags: Travel, Accor, Sebastien Bazin, COVID


Vizergy Launches New Brand Website for Hard Rock International

Hard Rock has partnered with Vizergy Digital Marketing to launch an innovative new website site that seeks to keep customers engaged with the brand and create awareness with creative functionality and a world class user experience.
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Upgrade Your Video Backgrounds to Hilton-Approved Dream Destinations Around the World

As video conference calls have become the new way we collaborate with colleagues, catch up with family and raise a glass during happy hour with friends, your background says a lot about you and your creativity. While showing off your home office or living room might stress you out, showcasing wanderlust locations from around the world is a surefire way to display your inner travel bug and make folks on the other end a tad jealous.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil recovery, corporate earnings lift most of Gulf - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil recovery, corporate earnings lift most of Gulf - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Most stock markets in the Middle East ended higher on Thursday, buoyed by a recovery in oil prices from historic lows and a slew of better-than expected first-quarter earnings. Brent crude was up $1.55, or 7.61%, at $21.92 a barrel by 1200 GMT, a day after it touched $15.98 a barrel, its lowest since June 1999. Saudi Arabia's benchmark index rose 1%. Oil giant Saudi Aramco gained 1% and Dr Sul...
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NMC Health Plc (NMC LN) News: Which Hedge Funds in Debt Talks - Bloomberg

NMC Health Plc (NMC LN) News: Which Hedge Funds in Debt Talks - Bloomberg: A pedestrian passes the NMC Royal Hospital in Dubai.   Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg Sculptor Capital Management Inc. and Farallon Capital Management LLC are among top distressed debt investors preparing for restructuring talks involving NMC Health Plc, the hospital operator whose collapse has entangled global and regional banks.Redwood Capital Management LLC and Silver Point Capital LP are also...
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