Facebook launches Collab, a mix-and-match app for making collaborative music videos

Facebook’s internal R&D group, NPE Team, is rolling out yet another new app today called Collab after having just launched a new group audio calling app, CatchUp, on Tuesday. With Collab, the focus has now returned to video, and specifically, the concept of watching, mixing, and matching original videos together, beginning with music. In Collab, creators can either record their own musical arrangement or swipe to discover arrangements to build a composition, or a “collab.” While there are some e...
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Shipping firm seeks $25M bailout, 400 National Guard troops coming off COVID-19 duty, Honolulu poised to open salons, gyms, councilwoman's ex-cop husband arrested after alleged domestic abuse, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Young Brothers ship nears Honolulu PC:Young Brothers Young Brothers Seeks Financial Relief From Hawaiʻi. The inter-island shipping company says the COVID-19 slowdown has already forced the company to streamline operations and reduce operating costs. Big Island Video News.‘Extremely dire’: Young Brothers seeks $25M in CARES funds to stay afloat. Interisland shipper Young Brothers is seeking $25 million in CARES Act funding from the state to keep the nearly 120-year-old company afloat amid ...
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Nakano Darling, Steam Mill Lane, Haymarket

With eating out restrictions lifting, we dip our toe back into the dining scene. Nakano Darling is a convivial Japanese izakaya located on Steam Mill Lane in Darling Square. It's a casual Japanese drink and snack place. It's also a place that takes bookings and operates using their regular menu, not a set menu.
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This UV-Sensitive Ad Reveals Florida’s Natural Adventures When Exposed to the Sun

The thought of traveling anywhere outside of the safe perimeter of your own backyard may seem daunting--maybe even impossible--in the midst of a pandemic, but Visit Florida and Outside Magazine are hoping to stir up wanderlust for a time when vacationing in prehistoric caverns and rare coral reefs is feasible again. To unveil the Sunshine...
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Oil slides on U.S.-China tensions - Reuters

Oil slides on U.S.-China tensions - Reuters:Oil futures tumbled on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was working on a strong response to China’s proposed security law in Hong Kong and as some traders doubted Russia’s commitment to deep production cuts.Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman agreed during a telephone call on further “close coordination” on oil output restrictions, the Kremlin said.Still, many felt Russia was sending mixed sign...
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COVID-19 will almost certainly never infect more than 25% of the world’s population

Email that I’ve sent out to a few people: This chart below is the final nail on the covid panic (and yet, this is a serious disease – I don’t mean to downplay its seriousness – see my text below). This chart was created by someone who used Neil Ferguson’s model, applied it to Sweden, […]
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How Resorts and Hotels Are Preparing for Summer Travel

Roughly two hours west of Denver, Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Colo., offers all the typical amenities of your average dude ranch: archery, horseback riding, even a zipline. But that's not what Devil's Thumb is advertising. Instead, in the age of Covid-19, it's promoting the quality of its mountain air. "Mind, body, spirit and morale...
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Marriott Extends Employee Furloughs Into the Fall

Marriott, the world's largest hospitality brand, has extended furloughs that began in April with the outbreak of Covid-19 through the summer, until Oct. 2. "The Covid-19 pandemic is having a more severe and sustained financial impact on Marriott's business than 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis combined," according to a company statement. "Today, Marriott informed...
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Deep Cove Island

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How To Install A Floating Dock

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Statement on Marriott International’s COVID-19 Update to Associates

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a more severe and sustained financial impact on Marriott's business than 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis, combined. From the first warning signs of this unprecedented event, the company took a number of steps to adapt and strengthen its business including reducing costs significantly and improving its liquidity.
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Revenue Insight, industry’s leading BI solution, releases new features to support COVID-19 recovery planning

OTA Insight, the cloud-based data intelligence platform for the hospitality industry, is rapidly developing its market leading business intelligence solution Revenue Insight to deliver several new innovative product features to support hotel reopening and recovery planning.
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OTA Insight Publishes Weekly Global Hotel Market Rate Trends Data

To help the hospitality industry better understand the dynamic trends and impact of COVID-19 on major markets' hotel open rates and pricing, OTA Insight, the cloud-based data intelligence platform for the hospitality industry has issued its Weekly Global Hotel Market Rate Trends - a free resource to support hoteliers in their recovery efforts.
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Cendyn and DerbySoft collaborate to provide hoteliers with advanced metasearch capabilities

Cendyn, the leading innovator in CRM, digital marketing, sales, and revenue strategy for the hospitality industry, announced today a collaboration with DerbySoft, a distribution and digital marketing services platform focused across the hospitality sector.
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LUXXE Extends Partnership with Optii Solutions Across all Hotels

LUXXE Outsourced Hotel Services, one of Australia's leading providers of hotel housekeeping staff, today announced its commitment to extend its partnership with Optii Solutions, the innovative hotel operations technology platform. LUXXE has been working in partnership with Optii for several years across multiple hotels and is extending the services partnership of Optii product portfolio, Optii Keeper, Optii Service and Optii Chat across an additional 8 properties in Sydney, Canberra, Bris...
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COVID-19 Resource: Global brands & Associations introducing Cleaning Standards - 3 Updates

This month, major brands, associations and destinations announced  Hotel Cleaning Standards focused on enhanced hotel cleaning practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols to meet the new health and safety challenges and expectations presented by COVID-19. These initiatibes seek to change hotel industry norms, behaviors and standards to ensure both hotel guests and employees are confident in the cleanliness and safety of hotels once travel resumes.
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Who Decides When Employees Are Fit Enough to Travel Again — And How?

For travel managers worldwide, the first phase of the crisis was about bringing staff back home safely. Now it's time to see who's ready to go back out.
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Oil falls on U.S.-China tensions over Hong Kong - Reuters

Oil falls on U.S.-China tensions over Hong Kong - Reuters:Oil prices fell on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he was working on a strong response to China’s proposed security law in Hong Kong.A potential deterioration in relations between the world’s two biggest economies could ratchet up the pressure on global businesses and oil demand already weakened by the coronavirus pandemic.Brent crude LCOc1 fell 47 cents, or 1.3%, to $35.70 a barrel by 1106 GMT and U.S. West Texas Interme...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE 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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OPEC+ must plan exit strategy: Kemp - Reuters

OPEC+ must plan exit strategy: Kemp - Reuters:Saudi Arabia and its allies in the expanded OPEC+ group of oil-exporting nations have only just started to implement output cuts, so it might seem premature to start talking about the need for an exit strategy.But an important part of being a successful market manager is about knowing when to increase production and capacity to forestall excessive investment by rivals and potential rivals.OPEC’s biggest problem has always been increasing output in a ...
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Beekeeper COVID-19 Global Webinar to Tackle ‘The Hotelier’s Guide to Mastering the Next Normal’

As the global hospitality industry prepares for reopening, hotel employees will be required to follow new policies and procedures and assume expanded roles that will necessitate significant communication and training. To help prepare these valued workers for what lies ahead, Beekeeper is hosting the fourth event in its COVID-19 Webinar Series titled "The Hotelier's Guide to Mastering the Next Normal." During this 60-minute on-line forum, a panel of world-class hospitality experts will rev...
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The Importance of Hotel Staff Safety Technology During and Post-Pandemic | By Robb Monkman

There is perhaps no greater fear than to find yourself in desperate need of help — but with no way to call for help. It is a concern that plagues countless individuals and industries, depending on the risks associated with any given job or position, but one which is felt notably by hospitality workers. A hotel room is not merely a place for guests to relax and unwind; it's also an incredibly vulnerable environment for hospitality staff who often perform the duties of their job alone. Hote...
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Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) #SaudiArabia Vision 2030: What Is It? - Bloomberg

:Anybody landing at Riyadh airport can’t fail to notice the billboards. Every government institution carries the logo, even the once-feared religious police. Women can buy a long, traditional dress covered with the same branding.“Vision 2030” is everywhere in Saudi Arabia. The grand plan to transform society and the economy defines the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who cemented his power in 2017 to drive changes that would have been unimaginable a few years ago. And every decis...
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InTown Suites and Uptown Suites Announce Expanded "Triple Checked Clean" Process

InTown Suites, one of the country's largest extended stay hotel company, has always prioritized room cleanliness through its "Triple Checked Clean" process.
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Natural Gas News: Russian Flows to Europe Fell as Prices Dropped - Bloomberg

Natural Gas News: Russian Flows to Europe Fell as Prices Dropped - Bloomberg:Natural gas flows from Europe’s biggest supplier slumped after a price rout and with storage sites at above-average levels.Flows from Russia via the Yamal-Europe pipeline that runs across Belarus and Poland to Mallnow, Germany, slumped to zero Tuesday after a sharp decline since Sunday. Shipments into Baumgarten in Austria, a major European hub for Russian gas, fell by 25% from its 10-day average.  Gazprom PJSC said ...
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Hospitality With Heart: Successfully Branching Out Into The Pandemic Relief Effort | By Beatrice Venturini

Since the worldwide safety measures to combat COVID-19 were announced two months ago, much has been written about the disastrous impact of lockdown on industry, none more sensitive than the sector of F&B, hotels, airlines and travel. The litany of nosediving businesses faced with immediate crisis was diametrically opposed to the spread of the virus in full ascent. While we wait to see if the worst is over and what the new security measures entail, it's inspiring to read of how certain hos...
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Wordless Wednesday: Lucky Strike

Orange Blossom; Orange Juice, Aperol, Elderberry, Lemon, Vodka, Rosemary Amuse Buche; Seitan Sausage & Cucumber Slaw Lemongrass Coconut Soup with Red Lentils & Pumpkin Seed Wonton Wasabi Praline, Sesame Crunch, Avocado, Mango Salad Tandori Tofu, Green Pea Couscous, Spiced Jackfruit Balls, Mint Yogurt Quinoa Potato Burger, White Asparagus, Orange Sauce Crispy Seitan, Black Rice, Edamame, Chicory Gratin Rhubarb Cheesecake, Nut Praline, Cookie Ice Cream Hazelnut Slice, Chocolate Crumble, P...
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Archaeologists Uncover Roman Mosaic Floor Under a Vineyard

Archaeologists working in a vineyard outside of Verona have uncovered a well-preserved Roman mosaic floor. The discovery was announced on the Facebook page of the Comune di Negrar di Valpolicella. “After countless decades of failed attempts, part of the pavement and foundations of the Roman villa located north of the capital, discovered by scholars over a century ago, has finally been brought to light,” announced the municipality. According to, archaeologists were aware of the 3rd cent...
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Aarogya Setu Bug Bounty Programme for Android: All you need to know

Until June 26 midnight, cybersecurity researchers residing in India can be rewarded up to ₹1,00,000 per security vulnerability that they find in Aarogya Setu’s Android app and up to ₹1,00,000 for suggesting code improvements. MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh and National Informatics Centre (NIC) Director General Dr Neeta Verma had announced the bug bounty programme at the […] ...
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Right wing groups trend pro-censorship hashtag on Twitter

Over May 27, a pro web censorship trend has been trending on Twitter, #CensorWebSeries. The trend seems like a concerted campaign, with scant mentions until yesterday, and has received more than 65,000 mentions today alone. The accounts receiving the most engagement under the trend so far are right wing organisations like the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti; […] ...
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