rip christo. there will never be another.

I was so very sad to hear that the artist Christo has died at the age of 84.I felt so incredibly fortunate to still be living in NYC when The Gates was there. I went through the entire installation multiple times, when very few people were there -- once in the snow, and once when Christo and Jeanne-Claude were walking through. I have tons of photos... but they're all on film and in prints! Of course Christo and Jeanne-Claude were much more than The Gates! But that is where my life intersected wi...
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Charlestowne Hotels Inks Monumental Deal with The Thrash Group

Charlestowne Hotels, providing full-service hospitality management, today announces a formal agreement with The Thrash Group, a national hospitality development company, to oversee their entire portfolio of hotels. Under this new agreement, Charlestowne will add ten properties to its portfolio - the management company's largest single deal in its 40-year history. Five of the newly added properties are part of Origin Hotel, an independent brand of lifestyle hotels.
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Hawaii braces for economic fallout, union worries about possible furloughs, Hannemann running again for Honolulu mayor, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lone man fishing ©2020 All Hawaii News ‘It’s Going To Be Bad’: Federal Aid Will Soon Run Out For Many In Hawaii. With the state’s largest industry shut down and federal funds soon to dry up, nothing is on the horizon to replace residents’ lost income. Civil Beat.Pandemic Job Losses In Hawaii Curb Cash Flow To Families Abroad. Many immigrants from the Philippines have to decide between saving money to survive unemployment or sending it to relatives. Civil Beat.HGEA says the state could sti...
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The curious case of parallel legislature in the regulation of Aarogya Setu

By Raghav Ahooja The Central Government of India had released guidelines on May 1 under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 directing local authorities and district magistrates to ensure that all residents in Containment zones downloaded Aarogya Setu, and making employers, both in public and private sector, responsible for ensuring that their employees, also downloaded the […] ...
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The night mayor John Lindsay walked the streets of Harlem after the murder of MLK

In 1968 my family lived in New York City, Staten Island to be precise.  I don't remember it, I was in diapers back then.  But my late, great amazing Mother often told the story about how, on the night after Martin Luther King had been assassinated, mayor John Lindsay walked the streets of Harlem.  Our next door neighbor was a NYC cop, and Mom often quoted Mickey as saying:  "That took guts".  The reason Lindsay walked the streets that night, according to Mom, was to make a gesture, and to  si...
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The BEST Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara

Spaghetti or pasta Carbonara is the ultimate fast and simple Italian pasta and one of the most famous Roman pasta dishes. Did you know that it can be made in less than 15 minutes with only four ingredients? The key to this amazing carbonara pasta is an ingenious tip with the eggs that will ensure that your creamy sauce always comes together perfectly!
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Los Cabos Luxury Resorts

Los Cabos Luxury Resorts Los Cabos has enjoyed an explosion of luxury resorts and hotels over the past decade. With a climate that welcomes visitors year-round, precious few places can match the selection of luxury resorts found here. Furthermore, the region features oceans teaming with wildlife that beckons divers, sport fishers, and adventure seekers. It’s been around 15-years since Carol and I have visited Los Cabos.  We are long overdue. When we do return, the all-inclusive 5-star Grand Ve...
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Critics round on No 10 over 'ridiculous' rules for 14-day quarantine

Exclusive: Opponents claim exemptions to rules could mean great economic pain for little public health benefitCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of thousands of new arrivals to the UK will be able to go food shopping, change accommodation and use public transport from airports during a 14-day quarantine imposed to prevent a second wave of coronavirus, under draft plans to be laid before parliament.The Guardian understands that about a fifth of people are expected to...
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Oil steady; U.S.-China tensions weigh, possible output cuts support - Reuters

Oil steady; U.S.-China tensions weigh, possible output cuts support - Reuters:Oil futures steadied on Monday as rising U.S.-China tensions weighed on sentiment, but prices drew support from reports that OPEC and Russia were close to a deal extending output cuts.Brent futures LCOc1 rose 48 cents, or 1.3%, to settle at $38.32 a barrel. U.S. crude CLc1 fell 5 cents, or 0.1%, to settle at $35.44 a barrel.Prices found support after news that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and R...
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Hilton College Initiates First-ever Hospitality Hackathon (HC3), Sponsored by HFTP; Challenges Students From Hospitality Programs Across the Globe

The University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, in partnership with Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), are addressing the immediate need for creative and thoughtful solutions that will assist hospitality companies to put their businesses back on track. To begin this critical dialogue, they are challenging students in hospitality programs across the globe with the first-time Hilton College Hospitality Hackathon. The competitio...
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Canada Extends Cruise Ship Ban for Entire Cruise Season

Canada’s Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced that the ban on large cruise ships at Canadian cruise ports has been extended until October 31, 2020. The extended cruise ship ban covers all cruise ships with more than 100 passengers and provides overnight accommodations.  This means Read More The post Canada Extends Cruise Ship Ban for Entire Cruise Season appeared first on .
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13 Weeks Into Pandemic, Marriott Occupancy Passes 20% in the US

Within the United States, the world's largest hotel brand Marriott is seeing occupancy rates rise as the travel industry begins to inch toward recovery, surpassing 20% among its open properties. "Crossing over 20% occupancy is a meaningful improvement from where we were before, but it is a long way from where we need to get...
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#AbuDhabi Said to Near Pipeline Stake Sale to GIP-Backed Group - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Said to Near Pipeline Stake Sale to GIP-Backed Group - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi’s state-owned energy producer is close to selling a multibillion-dollar stake in its natural gas pipelines to an investor group backed by Global Infrastructure Partners and Brookfield Asset Management Inc., in what is set to be one of the year’s biggest infrastructure deals.The buyers could sign an agreement with Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. for a 49% stake in the pipelines this month, according to people with kno...
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OPEC’s Strong Start to New Oil Cuts Marred by Usual Suspects - Bloomberg

OPEC’s Strong Start to New Oil Cuts Marred by Usual Suspects - Bloomberg:OPEC’s delivery of its latest oil-production cutbacks, while strong overall, was undermined by its habitual laggards.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries implemented three-quarters of the cuts pledged in May to re-balance a global market upended by the coronavirus, according to a Bloomberg survey. Yet performance was marred by Iraq and Nigeria, who executed less than half of their agreed reduction. The cartel a...
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Middle East News: #Qatar Orders $20 Billion of LNG Tankers - Bloomberg

Middle East News: Qatar Orders $20 Billion of LNG Tankers - Bloomberg:Qatar has signed a deal worth around $20 billion with South Korean shipbuilders to help cement its position as the world’s largest producer of liquefied natural gas. The Gulf emirate entered into agreements with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and Samsung Heavy Industries Co., according to a statement on Monday from state producer Qatar Petroleum. The three Korea-based firms will rese...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf stocks end higher, #Qatar outperforms - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf stocks end higher, Qatar outperforms - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Most major stock markets in the MiddleEast ended higher on Monday as optimism over easing coronavirusrestrictions boosted risk appetite.In Dubai, the index gained 1.5%, with its largestlender Emirates NBD adding 2.8% and Emaar Properties increasing 1.6%.Last week, Dubai lifted restrictions on movement and allowedbusiness activity to restart.The UAE, which had suspended entry of non-Emirati residen...
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Oil drops as U.S.-China tension escalates - Reuters

Oil drops as U.S.-China tension escalates - Reuters:Oil futures edged lower on Monday as rising U.S.-China tensions weighed on market sentiment, but reports that OPEC and Russia were close to a deal extending output buoyed prices.Brent futures LCOc1 fell 37 cents, or 1%, to $37.47 a barrel by 11:10 a.m. (1510 GMT). U.S. crude CLc1 fell $1.02, or 2.9%, to $34.47 a barrel.Investors turned cautious after China warned of retaliation on U.S. moves over Hong Kong.China has asked its state-owned firms ...
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Financial Case Study: Alex and Frankie, Van Lifers

This post Financial Case Study: Alex and Frankie, Van Lifers appeared first on The Professional Hobo. Alex and Frankie are van lifers, traveling full-time in their van Lola, breaking world records, and managing online businesses and YouTube channels. Learn more here! This post Financial Case Study: Alex and Frankie, Van Lifers appeared first on The Professional Hobo. This is just a teaser! Please click on the article title to visit my website to read the full story (and get a better user expe...
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Five Recommended Contemporary Art Galleries in the Marais

A guest article by Naomi Cook for Secrets of Paris. Half a century ago the Parisian neighborhood spread across parts of the 3rd and 4th arrondissement was part of the garment district. Originally a congested area with blackened limestone facades, the transition of the Marais is a classic art scene story; as the factories moved out, artist and galleries moved in. Although most artists have long since relocate to the outer rim of Paris, the gallery district of the Marais has ripened into an i...
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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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BJP’s Vinit Goenka calls for mass filing of cases against Twitter on charges of sedition against its public policy execs

BJP’s Vinit Goenka wants Twitter to be declared a terrorist organisation, and for charges of sedition to be filed against the company’s public policy officials. While hosting a Zoom conference titled Twitter_Anti_India, Goenka alleged that Twitter is supporting terrorism, and asked participants and viewers if they would “tolerate someone who would take money, especially blood […] ...
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Airlines and Covid-19: Emirates Casts Doubt on Aircraft Orders - Bloomberg

Airlines and Covid-19: Emirates Casts Doubt on Aircraft Orders - Bloomberg:Gulf airline Emirates said it’s unable to commit to outstanding aircraft orders in light of the coronavirus crisis, casting doubt over a backlog worth tens of billions of dollars to Boeing Co. and Airbus SE. “All bets are off,” Tim Clark, the Dubai-based carrier’s president, said in a online forum Monday. “We are nowhere near confident enough that the economics, the cash flows, the bottom line will put us in a good positi...
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Gulf currency pegs to remain despite oil price slump, S&P says | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Gulf currency pegs to remain despite oil price slump, S&P says | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The six nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council will maintain their pegged currencies despite a fall in oil prices, S&P Global Ratings said on Monday.The ability of Gulf countries to defend their currencies' pegs, to the dollar in most cases, has come under scrutiny as historically low oil prices and the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic have pressured their economies.Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates a...
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Corporate tax in #UAE 'is going to happen,' says Habib Al Mulla - Arabianbusiness

Corporate tax in UAE 'is going to happen,' says Habib Al Mulla - Arabianbusiness:Corporate tax will ultimately be introduced in the UAE and GCC to replace the current high government fee system, with Covid-19 expected to accelerate the process, according to top Emirati lawyer Habib Al Mulla.Speaking to Arabian Business, the chairman of Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla said the tax is "unavoidable" as regional governments look to diversify their main revenue stream away from oil and into a more stea...
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Emirates could take four years to resume flying to entire network - Reuters

Emirates could take four years to resume flying to entire network - Reuters:Emirates’ outgoing President Tim Clark on Monday said it could take the state carrier up to four years to resume flying to its entire network that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.The Dubai-based airline, which flew to 157 destinations in 83 countries before the pandemic, grounded passenger flights in March and has since operated few, limited services.“I think probably by the year 2022/23, 2023/24 we will s...
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Oil steady as OPEC+ considers extension to output curbs - Reuters

Oil steady as OPEC+ considers extension to output curbs - Reuters:Oil prices were steady on Monday helped by reports that OPEC and Russia were closer to a deal on extending oil cuts but held back by renewed tension between the United States and China.Benchmark Brent crude LCOc1 was up 19 cents, or 0.5%, at $38.03 a barrel at 1126 GMT. U.S. crude CLc1 had dipped 11 cents, or 0.3%, at $35.38 a barrel.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia, part of a group known as OPEC+, ...
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HVS Asia Pacific Hospitality Newsletter - Week Ending 29 May 2020

Japan Injects JPY1.35 Trillion to Stimulate Domestic Tourism
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STR: China weekly hotel performance update

Each week, STR analysts provide a deep-dive into China hotel performance. The most recent video is linked below, available in both English and Chinese.Key highlights:
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Restrictions on Tourism Travel Starting to Ease but Caution Remains, UNWTO Reports

The world is slowly opening up again, new research from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) indicates, with destinations cautiously easing travel restrictions introduced in response to COVID-19. As the United Nations specialized agency releases its Global Guidelines for Reopening Tourism, signalling a transition into gearing up for stronger and better recovery, 3% of all global destinations have now taken steps to ease travel restrictions.
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7 million BHIM app records, including Aadhaar and UPI handles breached: VpnMentor

Over 7 million records of BHIM UPI app users were breached, including scans of Aadhaar cards, caste certificates, proof of residence, PAN cards, professional certificates and degrees, according to a report by VpnMentor. The breach included lists of BHIM’s merchants and up to 1 million individual users, along with their UPI handles. VpnMentor’s research team, […] ...
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