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Radar, missile defense mulled for Hawaii; Ige allows flower deliveries, one more COVID-19 death, chipping away at unemployment backlog, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

 Medium-range ballistic missile target is launched Aug. 29, 2017, from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. PC: Department of Defense U.S. military in the Pacific: Officials seek to ‘regain the advantage’ against China, Russia. Amid complaints of Pacific neglect, efforts are underway to restore funding for a powerful $1.9 billion defensive radar in Hawaii, potentially add two types of defensive missile capability in the Aloha State for North Korean threats and create an “I...
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A US-Canada relationship in COVID

The current pandemic has changed reality for all of us. It has taken away aspects of life we considered rights and reminded us that they were only privileges. One thing we all took for granted was freedom of movement, and to see who we want, when we want, even if they happened to live in another country. I’ve spent most of my life in Seattle and bounced between the US and Canada without much thought. When my boyfriend moved from Montreal to Vancouver about one year ago, it seemed like the per...
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England Coast Path top open in 2021

As a country that’s part of the island nation of the UK, England is well known for its coastline, which ranges in topography from towering, chalky white cliffs to sweeping, wind-blown grasslands leading down to white sandy beaches. With such an idyllic shoreline to explore and admire, walking and rambling have become some of the top outdoor pursuits around the country. That, plus England’s right-of-way laws that enable access to the beaches and outdoor areas, means that the entire countryside...
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Chris Burkhard Iceland photography

Iceland’s glacial rivers flow from the edges of the country’s Highlands, often spanning 100 miles or more before spilling into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic. At Glacier’s End is an anthem to these glacial rivers and those working to protect them, a stunning book uniting the work of renowned surf and adventure photographer Chris Burkard and writer Matt McDonald. The coffee-table-perfect collection showcases Burkhard’s photographs of the Icelandic Highlands over the span of more than...
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Vietnamese cuisine in New Orleans

In 1975, as the fighting in Vietnam intensified and the event that would come to be known as the Fall of Saigon seemed imminent, Peter Ngyuen’s father fled the city on a boat. He ended up in Seattle before making his way to New Orleans, where he met Ngyuen’s mother and started a family. Today, his son is a thriving member of the New Orlean’s community: Peter Ngyuen is the owner and chef of Banh Mi Boys, which incorporates Creole flavors into the traditional Vietnamese sandwich. Ngyuen’s fat...
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Food In The Time Of COVID-19 - 7 Places That Deliver Delicious Food To Your Door!

Looking for home delivery options during the Coronavirus health crisis? These restaurants, chefs and bakeries will deliver you mouth watering food right to your door! These are all new offerings not previously available prior to COVID-19 as these businesses, chefs, bakeries and tea houses pivoted and opened new channels to feed customers and keep their businesses alive.
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Someone put a post up asking me to post one photo a day on Facebook with no explanation which I’ve been doing, so, being as I’m in confinement, I thought I’d put up the same photos here but with explanations. I am, of course, looking forward to the day when I will not have to dip into the archives but have photos from recent trips. Fountains Abbey in England which was once very prosperous and wealthy and now is just a shell. A view taken along the Camino de Santiago, the first and la...
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Virtual Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour

Though it may well have been St. Patrick’s Day the last time you left your house, believe it or not, Cinco de Mayo is literally only a week away. Time flies when you never get dressed. And even though it’s highly unlikely any of us will be slamming tequila shots with strangers to commemorate the Battle of Puebla, the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine wants us all to celebrate anyway. On Tuesday, May 5, Visit Dallas will be throwing, to our knowledge, the biggest Cinco de Mayo party i...
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Bayut and Dubizzle merger on the cards as OLX invests in Emerging Markets Property Group

Dubai-based Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG) that runs property portals in different emerging markets across the world including Bayut in Dubai, Zameen in Pakistan, and Mubawab in North Africa, has raised a $150 million round led by OLX Group and its existing shareholders. As reported by MENAbytes, the deal includes merger of OLX Group’s classifieds […] The post Bayut and Dubizzle merger on the cards as OLX invests in Emerging Markets Property Group appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog...
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TripAdvisor will cut almost 25% of its workforce as the travel industry languishes

In a blog post, TripAdvisor CEO and co-founder Stephen Kaufer announced that the company would be reducing its workforce in light of the pandemic, which has wrought particular havoc on the travel industry. The layoffs will reduce the company by 900 employees—nearly a quarter of its workforce. Of the cuts, 600 are from TripAdvisor teams in the U.S. and Canada. In the letter to the team Kaufer shared, he notes that the layoffs are an effort to “seek significant cost savings” and steer the compa...
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Iroquois White Corn Project

A simple but powerful philosophy guided the work of Dr. John Mohawk, an activist, historian, and member of Seneca Nation: Sometimes you have to look to history to find the food that makes you feel best. Mohawk, who lived on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, was a first-hand witness to the effects that displacement and reliance on processed food have on the Native American communities of western New York. He believed that revitalizing indigenous agriculture would be a step in the right dire...
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A WHO scientific study that REJECTS the policies that the world is implementing

This Oct 2019 report (cited here by Adam Creighton) is absolutely important. The report is entitled: Non-pharmaceutical public health measures for mitigating the risk and impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza   It confirms that the ENTIRE WORLD (except Sweden) is following the EXACTLY WRONG strategies. I’ve uploaded the report and Appendix to my server in […]
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Santa Fe Culinary Tour. Interested?

Santa Fe Culinary Tour Carol and I put together a Santa Fe Culinary Tour back in 2013 for the readers of our travel blog. The tour sold out immediately, and we all had a blast. To read the highlights from our 2013 Santa Fe Culinary Tour, click here . We had so much fun on our last visit, we want to do it all again and add some new and fun experiences. Much to our surprise, when we started to explore the lodging, we found the town nearly sold-out as folks have moved earlier reservations to the ...
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2020 set to be hottest year recorded

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of thousands of flights have been canceled around the globe, and the rush-hour traffic that typically snarls urban areas has disappeared. As a result, cities around the world have seen massive drops in air pollution, sometimes accompanied by the presence of wild animals in places they haven’t been seen recently. While no one wants to celebrate a pandemic, environmental groups and forward thinkers have noted one big silver lining in this strange t...
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Australia begins easing its lockdown

A glimmer of hope amid the global COVID-19 pandemic comes from Australia, which announced today that it will ease the lockdown measures that have been in place over the last month. As infection rates are reportedly down to 1 percent compared to 25 percent four weeks ago, Health Minister Greg Hunt told Reuters, “We are winning but we have not won yet.” The Australian government has recorded over 13,000 cases of the virus to date, with approximately half concentrated in New South Wales, the co...
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Lockdown in Paris: Day 45 - The Plan

After successfully completing my 40-day quarantine, I decided to take a break from the daily posts and enjoy my screen-free weekend. But I’m back again – maybe we’ll stick to a weekly schedule now – to report back on the French government’s new strategy to gently ease the country out of confinement while still keeping us safe and healthy. One thing is for sure: Paris isn’t going t be welcoming international visitors by June…and possibly not until the fall. “Protect, Test, and Isolate” Today...
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Tripadvisor is laying off 25% of its workforce as shutdowns continue to crush the travel industry (TRIP)

Tripadvisor is laying off approximately 25% of its workforce, the company announced in a statement Tuesday. More than 600 employees in the US and Canada as well as nearly 300 elsewhere in the world are losing their jobs as result, while some others will be furloughed, according to the statement. Tripadvisor also said it's asking most salaried employees to take a temporary pay cut and is closing its San Francisco and downtown Boston offices permanently. The layoffs and additional cost-cutting m...
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POC travel movies

People of color are frequently underrepresented in most arenas of the media, and travel movies, in particular, seem to be overwhelmingly white. It makes some sense that at the confluence of two industries that tend to marginalize black and brown people — film and travel — that this would occur, but it doesn’t make it any more palatable to accept. While they might be relatively rare, that doesn’t mean that travel movies starring people of color don’t exist. They certainly do. And interestingly...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, Singapore, New York City, US, United States, Ifc, Alfonso Cuarón, New Orleans, South America, Jamaica, Gael Garcia Bernal, Dave Eggers, North America, Latin America

Sea angel photos and video

A sea angel might sound like one of the mysterious creatures that live in Hogwarts’ Great Lake, but it’s actually a sea slug that lives in the cold waters of the Arctic, subarctic Atlantic, and Pacific oceans. While diving under the ice in the White Sea, in Russia’s Arctic, marine biologist and photographer Alexander Semenov captured amazing footage and images of sea angels. Photo: Alexander Semenov/Aquatilis/YouTube The tiny sea slug is every bit as beautiful as its name suggests. It res...
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Brent settles higher on easing lockdowns, U.S. crude falls amid storage shortage - Reuters

Brent settles higher on easing lockdowns, U.S. crude falls amid storage shortage - Reuters:U.S. crude prices settled lower on Tuesday, falling about 3% as domestic stockpiles were expected to have risen closer to record highs amid tightening storage despite plans to cut production during the COVID-19 pandemic.However, markets were supported on hopes of demand recovering across the world, as governments announced the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions, although Britain said its too danger...
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Torta Rustica

  The one bright spot in this incredibly strange time is that my local farmers market is sill up and going full force. Most of the other markets in the San Diego area have been closed for the past five weeks so I feel very lucky to be able to support these small family owned […]
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#Saudi Banks Act in Unison to Reassure Investors on Oil and Virus - Bloomberg

Saudi Banks Act in Unison to Reassure Investors on Oil and Virus - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia’s banks are all on the same page when it comes to the message they want to send to investors this earnings season: they’re financially sound, even with the double whammy of the coronavirus and collapse in oil prices.All of the oil-rich kingdom’s listed lenders used the same language -- word-for-word -- to highlight their strength and warn that it’s still too early “to determine the size and extent of the fi...
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As society opens, #Saudi women surge into job market - Arabianbusiness

As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market - Arabianbusiness:Like thousands of Saudi women, Rouaa al-Mousa entered the workforce as reforms sweep the ultra-conservative kingdom and is certain that neither grumbling male bosses nor the coronavirus will change that.Armed with a college degree but bound by conservative Saudi attitudes to women working, the 25-year-old was expecting to wait years before finding a suitable job.But Mousa graduated in the midst of changes in the kingdom that h...
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BRIEF-Moody's Says #Dubai's Economy And GRES Most Exposed Among Emirates To Coronavirus Impact - Reuters

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#UAE banks face write-downs of between 25%-50% on NMC debt - sources - Reuters

UAE banks face write-downs of between 25%-50% on NMC debt - sources - Reuters:Banks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with exposure to troubled hospital operator NMC Health risk having to make provisions for between 25% to 50% on more than $2 billion of outstanding debt to the company, three banking sources said.NMC, the largest private healthcare provider in the UAE, was placed into administration earlier in April after months of turmoil which followed questions about its financial reporting fr...
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Oil fund’s forced sales send WTI prices plunging again: Kemp - Reuters

Oil fund’s forced sales send WTI prices plunging again: Kemp - Reuters:Front-month U.S. light crude oil futures prices slumped almost 25% yesterday, the second sharp tumble in a week, after the exchange operator ordered a major commodity fund to sell some of its near-dated futures contracts.United States Oil Fund (USO) announced to investors it would roll its current positions forward over three days between Monday and Wednesday after intervention by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).USO pos...
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Oil Crash Has Little Relevance to Emerging Markets in Virus Era - Bloomberg

Oil Crash Has Little Relevance to Emerging Markets in Virus Era - Bloomberg:Time was when an oil-price rout almost certainly meant a currency meltdown in emerging markets. Now, it’s failing to cause as much as a flutter.Sixteen of 25 developing-nation currencies analyzed by Bloomberg are trading near their highest levels in at least 15 years against Brent crude, the benchmark for more than half of the world’s oil. And all but two of them have a correlation coefficient of less than 0.3 with the c...
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