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Another COVID-19 death, Ige's 6th emergency proclamation extends lockdown, takes away county authority, prohibits florist deliveries, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii florist at farmers market ©2020 All Hawaii News Ige’s reversal halts delivery of Mother’s Day flowers. Hawaii florists are the latest group to be swept into confusion by Gov. David Ige’s administration in response to the new coronavirus. Star-Advertiser.Ige rescinds exemption for florists, saying he wasn’t aware permission was given. Days after giving florists the green light to open up for Mother’s Day, the state is backtracking, leaving many confused ahead of Mother’s Day. Hawaii...
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U.S. oil plunges 25%, Brent falls below $20 a barrel - Reuters

U.S. oil plunges 25%, Brent falls below $20 a barrel - Reuters:Brent crude fell below $20 a barrel and U.S. crude plunged 25% on Monday, driven lower by skittish investors fleeing the U.S. benchmark due to lack of available storage to deal with a coronavirus-induced collapse in demand.Even as governments worldwide are taking tentative steps towards reducing restriction on movement to help economies rebound, fuel demand remains weak.Fuel demand is down 30% globally, and storage is becoming precio...


COVID-19 Hotel Recovery Strategy: Top 10 Digital Strategies to Thrive in the “New Normal” when Travel Demand Strengthen | By Margaret Mastrogiacomo

As we push to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic globally, it is important to plan for the immediate rebound in travel as well as the long-term impact of COVID-19 as travel demand strengthens.
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Hawaii travel quarantine gets extended through May 31 – Beaches and Parks open to residents

Hawaii Governor David Ige on Sunday announced that coronavirus-related Hawaii travel restrictions and mandatory 14-day quarantines will be extended through the month of May. When announced, those restrictions were meant to expire on April 31. Despite Hawaii has some of the lowest coronavirus numbers in the United States, concern remains high about community spread of […] The post Hawaii travel quarantine gets extended through May 31 – Beaches and Parks open to residents appeared first on Hawaii ...
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Health & Soul - Turmeric Fish Curry

This snapper curry is remarkable. It's easy, tasty and with just a few ingredients! It involves very little stove time and is given colour and flavour from basic pantry spices. Plus with the ingredients list being so short you'll be surprised at how delicious this is!
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Take A Virtual Car Trip Through Cities Around The World

The reality is that most of us are living through 2020 from behind a screen, whether it’s a phone or a laptop. Our jobs are virtual. Our children’s education is online. Even birthdays and dating are now a matter of booting up video chat. It only follows that our hobbies are following suit—certainly, and by necessity,…Read more...
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RPT-COLUMN-Asian LNG prices take bigger coronavirus hit than Brent crude: Russell - Reuters

RPT-COLUMN-Asian LNG prices take bigger coronavirus hit than Brent crude: Russell - Reuters:While the coronavirus-led plunge in crude oil prices has grabbed the bulk of the headlines, the collapse in spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices in Asia has been just as dramatic, and just as likely to have lasting consequences.Spot LNG prices for delivery to North Asia LNG-AS slipped to $1.95 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) in the week ended April 24 - the lowest on record and also the first...
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Banks asked to search and seize BR Shetty’s accounts in #UAE | Banking – Gulf News

Banks asked to search and seize BR Shetty’s accounts in UAE | Banking – Gulf News:The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) has instructed financial institutions in the country to search and freeze all bank accounts of Indian billionaire BR Shetty and his family along with those of companies where he has a stake.The apex bank has also blacklisted several firms associated with Shetty along with their entire senior management.In an advisory issued last week, CBUAE cited decisions of the Federal Attorney...
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Hilton, Marriott and Airbnb Roll Out New Cleaning Initiatives to Reassure Consumers

Right now, nearly eight in 10 hotel rooms sit empty across the U.S. But when travel resumes, America's top hospitality brands, including Hilton, Marriott and Airbnb, are making sure consumers know that rooms will be cleaner than ever. Today, Hilton announced a partnership with Reckitt Benckiser, manufacturer of the in-demand disinfectant Lysol, for a new...
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UPDATE 9-U.S. oil plunges 18%, Brent hovers near $20 a barrel - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

UPDATE 9-U.S. oil plunges 18%, Brent hovers near $20 a barrel - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Brent crude hovered around $20 a barrel and U.S. crude plunged 18% on Monday, driven lower by skittish investors fleeing the U.S. benchmark due to lack of available storage to deal with a coronavirus-induced collapse in demand.Even as governments worldwide are taking tentative steps towards reducing restriction on movement to help economies rebound, fuel demand remains weak.Fuel demand is down 30% ...
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Italy Revisited-Rome

      Twenty years ago when we started planning our first trip to Italy J. proclaimed that he didn’t care about visiting Rome. He thought it would be too big and too noisy. Knowing that we could only see so much in two weeks I wasn’t bothered that we wouldn’t make a stop in […]
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#UAE tells banks to freeze accounts of NMC founder Shetty, others: sources - Reuters

UAE tells banks to freeze accounts of NMC founder Shetty, others: sources - Reuters:United Arab Emirates lenders have been told by the central bank to freeze the accounts of NMC Health shareholder BR Shetty and his family, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.NMC (NMC.L), which was founded by Shetty in the mid-1970s and has become the largest private healthcare provider in the UAE, was placed into administration this month.Its shares, which NMC plans to delist in London, were suspende...
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Du CEO warns 'worst is still ahead' for #UAE telco amid Covid-19 crisis - Arabianbusiness

Du CEO warns 'worst is still ahead' for UAE telco amid Covid-19 crisis - Arabianbusiness:The CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), Johan Dennelind, has warned of tough times ahead for the provider, who last week announced a year-on-year 4.8 percent drop in revenues to AED2.99 billion for the first quarter of 2020.According to a company statement last week, Q1 2020 EBITDA and net income were down by 10.8 percent (AED1.266bn) and 21 percent (AED335m) year-on-year respective...
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First #AbuDhabi Bank's profit hit by impairment charges - Reuters

First Abu Dhabi Bank's profit hit by impairment charges - Reuters:First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB.AD), the biggest lender in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), reported a 22% drop in quarterly profit on Monday, hit by interest rate cuts and impairment charges.Its net profit in the first quarter was 2.4 billion dirhams($653.4 million) versus 3.1 billion dirhams a year earlier.Net impairment charges leapt 44.8% to 738 million dirhams, which it said reflected “prudent provisioning due to a challenging opera...
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IMF calls for Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies - Reuters

IMF calls for Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies - Reuters:Sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East should be used to boost growth, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said on Monday, as regional economies struggle with the coronavirus pandemic and the crippling impact of lower oil prices.Oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are expected to see a yearly decline in oil export receipts this year of $226 billion, according to the IMF.This i...
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Hawaii’s 14-day mandatory COVID-19 quarantine to continue until May 31, 2020

On April 25, 2020, Gov. Ige announced a to continue the mandatory 14-day quarantine for all persons traveling to the state of Hawaii and/or traveling inter-island. This quarantine is to continue through May 31, 2020. As a reminder, these are the quarantine requirements: The mandatory 14-day self-quarantine orders are: Proceed directly from the airport to your designated quarantine location, which is the location identified and affirmed by you on the mandatory State of Hawai‘i Department of...
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#Saudi wealth fund builds $500m Live Nation stake | Financial Times

Saudi wealth fund builds $500m Live Nation stake | Financial Times:Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has built a $500m stake in battered concert promoter Live Nation, marking the Gulf kingdom’s latest big bet on a troubled company in recent weeks as it scours global markets for bargains. The Public Investment Fund, the Saudi vehicle steered by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, has acquired a 5.7 per cent stake in the Los Angeles-based entertainment group, according to a US regulatory filing. ...
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What to expect in Dubai as CoronaVirus restrictions are relaxing

After weeks of lock-down during the extensive CoronaVirus disinfection drive in Dubai, authorities have finally allowed residents to continue with their outdoor activities – considering the follow the safety guidelines. The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced a partial reduction in the restrictions on movement in Dubai starting from Friday, April 24. Despite […] The post What to expect in Dubai as CoronaVirus restrictions are relaxing appeared first on Dubai Expat...
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Amazon gives away a free year of live and on-demand cooking classes on Food Network Kitchen app

Amazon is bringing a year’s worth of free, live and on-demand cooking classes to tens of millions of Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablet owners across the U.S., thanks to an expanded collaboration with Discovery’s Food Network Kitchen. The subscription service launched last fall as a flagship app for Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Show, bringing daily live classes, step-by-step cooking videos, on-demand video, home delivery of ingredients, and more to Echo devices owners. While the Echo Show was the fir...
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Restaurants, hotels and gyms face up to a future of social distancing

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#UAE News: #Dubai Considers Private Debt to Bolster Finances - Bloomberg

UAE News: Dubai Considers Private Debt to Bolster Finances - Bloomberg:Dubai is in talks to raise billions of dollars of debt privately instead of following Gulf neighbors by tapping public markets, as the emirate looks to bolster its finances and mitigate the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.  The Middle East’s main business hub is discussing loans and private placements with around a dozen international and domestic banks, according to people with knowledge of the matter.The emirat...
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STR: Central/South America hotel performance for March 2020

In its first month with a visible impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central/South America hotel industry reported steep declines in the three key performance metrics during March 2020, according to data from STR.U.S. dollar constant currency, March 2020 vs. March 2019
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Global Hotel Profit Rocked by COVID-19 - HotStats Reports

In the first analysis of full profit-and-loss performance since the COVID-19 pandemic swept through the global hospitality industry, March was expectedly a brutal month, with the U.S., Europe, Asia and Middle East all recording year-over-year profit drops of 100% or more, according to HotStats data, as the virus' spread continued unabated, all but shutting down travel.
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Pandemic forces fundraising founders to accept ‘discounts across the board’

Startup founders who are fundraising in this climate should expect venture investors to take a huge chunk out of their valuation expectations. “What we’re seeing across the board is discounts,” says Mike Janke, co-founder of early-stage cybersecurity investment firm Datatribe. Investors are still committing to new deals, he says, but they’re adding new terms and demanding lower valuations from companies as the cost of raising capital during the downturn. Janke, whose firm has several deals in th...
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How hotels may change for the post-coronavirus era

Check-ins and check-outs are performed virtually. Before entering the hotel, guests must have their temperatures taken by one of the two nurses stationed at the hotel's entrance. Anyone with a fever is not permitted into the hotel. Only one guest is permitted to use the elevator at a time.
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Hotels bank on contactless tech to entice guests during coronavirus pandemic

The hospitality sector continues to be amongst the worst-hit industries in the coronavirus pandemic, as border restrictions persist in Singapore and throughout the world. The Singapore Tourism Board's (STB) latest figures reveal that hotels' average occupancy rate crashed 32.1 percentage points (ppt) MoM in February 2020, from 83.1% in January. On a YoY basis, occupancy rate has taken a 37.5 ppt nosedive from 88.5% in February 2019. Aiming to attract guests as soon as restrictions have li...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Saudi's Riyad Bank plans early redemption of $1.06bln sukuk | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi's Riyad Bank plans early redemption of $1.06bln sukuk | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Riyad Bank intends an early redemption of its 4 billion riyals ($1.06 billion) sukuk due in 2025, the Saudi lender said in a statement on Tadawul.The sukuk redemption will be in full, at face value, at the end of year five (on June 24, 2020).The sukuk was issued on June 24, 2015 for an aggregate value of 4 billion riyals with an original maturity of ten years, due on June 24, 2025.The bank has obtained regulatory ap...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil price fall hurts #Saudi market; others mixed - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Oil price fall hurts Saudi market; others mixed - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Saudi Arabia's stock market slipped onMonday, ending three sessions of gains amid falling oil prices,while Dubai's index was buoyed by gains in banking shares.Oil prices fell on Monday on concerns about scarce storagecapacity and global economic doldrums from the coronaviruspandemic. Brent crude was down 85 cents, or 4%, at$20.59 a barrel by 1143 GMT.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index retreated 0.2%, ...
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Oil Plunges Back Below $12 With ETF Sell-Off Adding to Pressure - Bloomberg

Oil Plunges Back Below $12 With ETF Sell-Off Adding to Pressure - Bloomberg:Oil slumped below $12 a barrel as the biggest oil ETF said it will sell out of its June WTI futures position, adding to the downward pressure from a huge glut.Futures in New York slid as much as 30%, snapping a four-day recovery and deepening losses after the U.S. Oil Fund’s announcement. While U.S. drilling is sliding and Saudi Arabia has started reducing output ahead of the start date for OPEC+ supply cuts, an immense ...
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