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Malham Cove and Gordale Scar May 2020

[Author: Vlad Barbu]
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Military not quarantined, primary ballots set as filing deadline passes, Chinatown homeless center plans dropped, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pohakuloa Training Area ©2020 All Hawaii News No quarantine for arriving military, but ‘restriction of movement’ required. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said the Department of Homeland Security exempted military members traveling on official orders to Hawaii from the state’s quarantine, but the command instituted its own “restriction of movement” — which means service members are prohibited from going out for 14 days except for “essential” trips such as to the grocery store, doctor or pharmac...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Volcano, Department Of Homeland Security, DOE, Chinatown, Hawaii Island, Maui, Department Of Education, State, Hawai, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu


kareem abdul-jabbar: you start to wonder if it should be all black people who wear body cams, not the cops

One of the best things I've read about the protests rocking in the US and elsewhere is an op-ed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in the Los Angeles Times. In case you don't know him, Abdul-Jabbar is a basketball legend. His NBA stats are off the charts (Wikipedia). He's also a writer and a social activist. I have to say, I'm a bit in awe of him.Here's Abdul-Jabbar's take on the protests. The piece, originally run by the L.A. Times, is also available on his website.Don't understand the protests? What you'...
Tags: Travel, Activism, Minneapolis, Wikipedia, US, America, Los Angeles, Cnn, Karen, Atlantic, Yale, Marvin Gaye, Harlem, Central Park, Trump, Yale University


What We must Do to Bring Change

                                If you have suggestions on how to help bring change pleases leave your ideas in the comment section.                      [Author: French la Vie]
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John Hopkins epidemiologist: "...best estimates for the infection fatality risk are between 0.5% and 1%..."

Another credible source telling the world that the "deadly" coronavirus is nowhere near as deadly as first thought when a 5% figure was used as justification for locking down large segments of society. To summarize, a large (4,600 people) randomized testing for both the virus as well as antibodies demonstrated that a more apt name would be "the mostly benign" coronavirus.   And yet, in my home province of Ontario, we continue fumbling along.  People are dying while waiting for delayed surge...
Tags: Travel, Costco, Ontario, Sally, Kirk, Brampton, Doug, John Hopkins, Gordie Canuk


Easy, Speedy White Chicken Chilli!

Dear Reader, this dish is perfect for cold weather but it's equally as appealing in summer's heat. The selling point? A quick 15-20 minutes cooking-TOPS. This is summer cooking where you spend less time cooking and more time relaxing or doing things that you love.
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Oil moves higher, hovers below $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters

Oil moves higher, hovers below $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters:Oil ended slightly higher on Wednesday but remained below the session’s early highs above $40 a barrel, the highest since March, retreating as doubts emerged about the timing and scale of a potential extension to the pact between OPEC and its allies to cut crude supplies. Oil prices were supported by a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories in the latest week, but came under pressure as U.S. refined product inv...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Bloomberg, Matt Smith, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ClipperData Saudi Arabia


Centara Unveils “Centara Complete Care” Programme as it Introduces Rigorous Standards in Health and Safety

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand's leading hotel operator, is ramping up its efforts to open its hotels, one step at a time, with the launch of Centara Complete Care. The programme is aimed at instilling confidence among guests at all hotels and resorts in Thailand and internationally as travel restrictions are gradually lifted and markets prepare to travel again post COVID-19.
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Maestro PMS Announces Webinars to Guide Operators and Hoteliers Toward a Touchless Guest Journey

Maestro PMS will host free 1-hour webinars Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 1pm ET and June 17 at 11amET. Operators and hoteliers will learn what mobile, online and touchless tools are available in the Maestro PMS system that support an overall property strategy for a more touchless guest experience. Anyone may attend. The Maestro Touchless Guest Journey and Mobile Tools support a safer guest engagement process.
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Not Every Brand Will Survive Covid-19, According to Hotel Executives

The hospitality industry will likely have the effects of the Covid-19 crisis seared into its collective memory for years to come--but, week by week, the troubled sector is beginning to recover. That optimism was the primary takeaway from a panel discussion featuring executive leadership of the world's largest hotel brands. The virtual event, hosted by...
Tags: General, Hotels, Advertising


The fundraising marketplace has stabilized. Or has it?

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What the last 2 months of fundraising tells us about the future When is it time ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Facebook, Uber, Column, Instagram, Funding, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Airbnb, Trulia, Russ, Russ Heddleston, Pitch Deck, Recent Funding, Extra Crunch


Apple Card debuts a $50 sign-up bonus in partnership with Walgreens

Apple’s rewards-based credit card, Apple Card, is offering its first sign-up bonus in partnership with Walgreens. On Monday, June 1, Apple and Walgreens introduced a new offer that will pay consumers $50 in Daily Cash when they get a new Apple Card and spend $50 or more at Walgreens within their first 30 days of being a cardholder. The limited-time offer is detailed on Apple’s website and can be found in the Walgreens app on iOS at the bottom of its Weekly Ad & Coupons page. Customers have until...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Finance, Customers, Walgreens, Rewards, Goldman Sachs, Apple Pay, Payments, Credit Card, Fintech, Duane Reade, Sara Rathner, Apple Card, Walgreens Duane Reade Uber Uber Eats T Mobile Nike, NerdWallet Credit


Tomorrow’s World - What’s Going To Change For Irish Hotels And Guests | By Conor Kenny

"We won't be opening car doors for guests anytime soon" says Clement Gaffney, Group Hotels Operations Manager of Pat Doherty's Harcourt Developments, Hotel Division with properties in Ireland, The U.K. and Caribbean. It is an evocative image that none of us would have considered a few short months ago. It is the new norm.In 2008, Irish hotels were plunged into a deep global recession and the last 10 years have been a long slow recovery into a buoyant economy. In March this year, that ende...
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Caribbean, Conor Kenny, Pat Doherty, Clement Gaffney Group Hotels Operations, Harcourt Developments Hotel Division


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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#Kuwait Needs to Slash Expatriate Population to 30%, Premier Says - Bloomberg

Kuwait Needs to Slash Expatriate Population to 30%, Premier Says - Bloomberg:Kuwait should reduce its expatriate population to 30% of the total from the current 70%, Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah said, as the coronavirus pandemic and a slump in oil prices expose vulnerabilities in economic models across the Gulf.Foreigners account for nearly 3.4 million of Kuwait’s 4.8 million people, and that’s a “big imbalance, and we have a future challenge to redress this imbalance,” Sheikh ...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Sabah, Kuwait, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Bank of Kuwait SAK, Sabah al Khalid al Sabah


Gulf OPEC members not planning additional voluntary oil cuts beyond June -sources - Reuters

Gulf OPEC members not planning additional voluntary oil cuts beyond June -sources - Reuters:Gulf OPEC producers Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have no plans to extend beyond June their voluntary additional oil cuts of 1.18 million barrels per day (bpd), two sources said on Wednesday.OPEC+, agreed to reduce output by about 9.7 million bpd in May and June to help shore up prices as coronavirus-related lockdowns crippled demand.In addition, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE pledge...
Tags: Travel, Opec, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Saudi Arabia Kuwait, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets gain, #Saudi retreats amid falling oil prices - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most markets gain, Saudi retreats amid falling oil prices - Reuters:Most stock markets in the Gulf regionclosed higher on Wednesday, with Qatar rising the most, whilethe Saudi index fell after oil prices weakened due to doubtsabout an early meeting of OPEC+ nations.  OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia havepreliminary agreed to extend existing record oil production cutsby one month, sources told Reuters.But oil prices retreated after Bloomberg reported that theThursday...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Qatar, Bloomberg, Dubai, Gulf, Reuters, Aramex, Saudi Arabian, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Islamic Bank, AlRajhi Bank, SaudiBasic Industries


Natural Gas May Be the Next Commodity to Trade Below Zero - Bloomberg

Natural Gas May Be the Next Commodity to Trade Below Zero - Bloomberg:The specter of negative prices is hanging over energy markets more than a month after oil’s unforgettable crash below zero. While crude has staged a rapid recovery after a deal by the biggest producers to curb a surplus, the $600 billion global gas market remains extraordinarily oversupplied. Traders and analysts say the worst may be yet to come as demand falls and storage nears capacity, creating the ideal conditions for nega...
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Oil falls from $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters

Oil falls from $40 as doubts emerge over next step on OPEC cuts - Reuters:“Prices were firm so far this week on the news that the meeting was earlier,” said Olivier Jakob, oil analyst at Petromatrix. “The retracement today is definitely due to the latest headlines on OPEC.”Brent crude futures for August were down 13 cents, or 0.3%, at $39.43 by 10:48 a.m. EST (1548 GMT). The session high of $40.53 was the highest since March 6. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for July fell 3 cents, to $36.78...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Reuters, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Olivier Jakob, Petromatrix, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


#SaudiArabia poised to reverse extra production cuts as Opec+ meets | Financial Times

Saudi Arabia poised to reverse extra production cuts as Opec+ meets | Financial Times:Saudi Arabia is set to unwind the extra production cuts it pledged last month, increasingly confident that the grand bargain agreed by oil producers in April to reduce supply has restored order to a market thrown into disarray by the Covid-19 crisis.As part of the deal two months ago, the Opec+ group that includes Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed its biggest-ever production curbs of 9.7m barrels a day. The deal e...
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WhatsApp questions the suitability of petitioner who filed a PIL against WhatsApp Pay

You are reading it here first: In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court last night, WhatsApp has questioned the credentials and suitability of Good Governance Chambers (G2 Chambers), “a legal Think Tank”, that filed a PIL against WhatsApp Pay in the apex court on February 28, 2020. Filed by Brian Hennessy, the director and associate general counsel of WhatsApp, the affidavit argues that the PIL is not maintainable in court and calls G2 Chambers a “busybody” that, as an “unregistered Think Tank...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Supreme Court, India, Whatsapp, Delhi, Chambers, UPI, Reliance Jio, CCI, Jio, Supreme Court of India, Bombay High Court, Competition Commission of India


What the last 2 months of fundraising tells us about the future

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup Pursuit.com, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What the last 2 months of fundraising tells us about the future When is it time ...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Facebook, Column, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Funding, Economy, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Startup Company, Trulia, Russ, Major, Russ Heddleston


Wearable growth slowed — but not stopped — by pandemic

Growth in the wearable sector has taken a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to other hardware categories like smartphones and PCs, however, the space actually fared reasonable well. According to new projections from ABI Research, device shipments are expected to be up 5% year-over-year in 2020. Global PC shipments set to drop 7% in 2020 That single digit growth is, however, significantly less than the 17% predicted for the year — not to mention the 23% it saw between 2018 and 2...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Health, Wearables, Hardware, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Abi, ABI Research, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Stephanie Tomsett


Zoom end-to-end encryption only for business, enterprise customers; company to shore up its own data centre capacity

Going ahead, Zoom will increase the capacities of its own data centres, double down on new use cases that include education, telemedicine, and tele-health, expand hiring plans for the rest of the year, and invest in R&D to focus on security, CEO Eric Yuan and CFO Kelly Steckelberg said in Q1FY20 earnings call earlier this morning (IST). Given the spate of security incidents related to Zoom, Yuan said that the company’s top priority is to “keep the service up, double down, triple down on the priv...
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Strawberries, Perigord Vert

This is that taste of summer: strawberries on cereal, strawberries and cream, strawberry tarts, strawberries as candy.  Friday mornings the words from the musical Oliver ring in my head as I make the rounds of the Brantome market -  “Ripe Strawberries Ripe, Ripe Strawberries Ripe. Who will buy……” This time of year strawberries hold pride of place on market days. These jewels are not tumbled in with other produce. They are presented (Displayed!) apart, emphasizi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Chile, Charles, Oliver, Dordogne, Charlotte, Strawberries, Anglo Saxon, Brest, Cherbourg, Brittany France, PGI, Perigueux, Perigord Vert


Wordless Wednesday: Nature’s Candy

Snap! A cocktail made with gin & peas. Korean Fried Broccoli Mushroom. Portobello mousse with pears and cherry compote. Beet. Salt-roasted with beet cake. Broccoli Dogs. Smoked & grilled stalks with kraut & mustard sauce. Brussels Sprout Tacos. Mexican bistek seasoning, served on a sizzling stone with lettuce wraps and accompaniments. Chocolate Espresso. Chocolate with mushroom espresso pudding. Dirt Candy 86 Allen Street New York, NY 10002 The post Wordless Wednesday: Nature’s Candy appe...
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Saudi, Russia reach deal on oil cuts, raising pressure on laggards - Reuters

Saudi, Russia reach deal on oil cuts, raising pressure on laggards - Reuters:OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and non-OPEC Russia have agreed a preliminary deal to extend existing record oil production cuts by one month while raising pressure on countries with poor compliance to deepen their output cuts, OPEC+ sources told Reuters.“Any agreement on extending the cuts is conditional on countries who have not fully complied in May deepening their cuts in upcoming months to offset their overproduction,” on...
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Facebook’s new tool allows users to delete or archive old posts in bulk

Facebook announced a tool called Manage Activity, which lets users to view and manage and manage multiple posts at the same time. They can choose to archive or delete posts in bulk. There are also filters that can be used to sort content that a user might have posted, including for dates, people tagged and content type (photo, video, text updates, etc.). The feature essentially makes it easier to manage old content without necessarily having to tediously scroll through years of old posts. The fe...
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iSpirt demos a key part of Health Stack — the health data consent manager. Some questions.

Indian technology lobby group iSpirt is running a pilot with the National Cancer Grid that lets patients share their health data just as easily as one can make UPI payments . Called a consent manager, the tool is modelled after UPI – which iSpirt evangelised – and is one of the parts of the Health Stack. iSpirt revealed the pilot in a webinar held on May 23 ; frontman Sharad Sharma, and ‘volunteers’ Kiran Anandampillai and Siddharth Shetty presented the webinar and demo’d the product. ...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Time, Telemedicine, UPI, Accel, Infosys, Ken, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Tandon, Nandan Nilekani, Nilekani, Sharma, Amitabh Kant


iSpirt demos a key part of Health Stack — the health data consent manager

Indian technology lobby group iSpirt is running a pilot with the National Cancer Grid that lets patients share their health data just as easily as one can make UPI payments. Called a consent manager, the tool is modelled after UPI – which iSpirt evangelised – and is one of the parts of the Health Stack. iSpirt revealed the pilot in a webinar held on May 23; frontman Sharad Sharma, and ‘volunteers’ Kiran Anandampillai and Siddharth Shetty presented the webinar and demo’d the product. Instrumental...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Time, Telemedicine, UPI, Accel, Infosys, Ken, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Tandon, Nandan Nilekani, Nilekani, Sharma, Amitabh Kant



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