South Korean court denies prosecutors’ arrest warrant request for Samsung heir Jay Lee

A South Korean court denied an arrest warrant request for Samsung Group heir apparent Jay Y. Lee, saying that although prosecutors’ secured “a considerable amount of evidence,” it was still not enough to detain Lee. Prosecutors filed for the warrant last week, accusing Lee of accounting fraud and stock manipulation. Prosecutors allege that the value of electronics materials provider Cheil Industries was artificially inflated before its 2015 merger with Samsung C&T, Samsung’s de facto holding com...
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BC Ferries Requires Face Coverings (Masks)

©SueFrausePhoto All passengers traveling with BC Ferries will be required to wear a face covering (mask) that covers their mouth and nose when in a situation where a physical separation of two meters (6.5 feet) can't be maintained.  BC Ferries implements the requirement in keeping with directives and guidance provided by Transport Canada. It goes into effect on June 15, 2020 for routes longer than 30 minutes.  The new requirement applies to all passengers over the age of two, includ...
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Unemployment chief goes on leave amid system meltdown that leaves thousands unpaid, Black Lives Matter demonstrations draw peaceful crowds, campaign donor gets big COVID contract, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Scott Murakami (l) with Gov. David Ige in April 22 Facebook live session The Head Of Hawaii’s Unemployment Office Is On Leave. It’s not clear whether the leave is voluntary, but agency officials say the labor director had been receiving death threats. Civil Beat.Hawaii unemployment office director on leave, governor’s office confirms. Scott Murakami, the director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, is currently on leave, putting his deputy in charge, a spokeswoman f...
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Treasure found in Rocky Mountains

In these tough economic times, finding a hidden treasure chest on a casual afternoon hike would be pretty clutch, and that’s exactly what happened for a lucky hiker over the weekend. Last week, someone found a bronze treasure chest hidden deep within the Rocky Mountains since 2010. The chest — filled with gold coins and nuggets, gems, and artifacts — was hidden in the mountains by Santa Fe millionaire Forrest Fenn. Photo: The Thrill of the Chase/Facebook Fenn is an art and antiquities deale...
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Greece summer 2020 travel

Greece is ready to accept travelers again, and its deft management of the COVID-19 crises should put it at the top of places to consider visiting this summer. As of this week, Greece counted fewer than 3,000 coronavirus infections and just 180 deaths, nearly the lowest per capita rate in Europe. Few would have expected a country going through a decade of debt to set such an admirable precedent in pandemic management. Greece’s outperformance can be attributed to a combination of causes, but th...
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Carrot, Ginger & Biscoff Spice Cake

This carrot, ginger & spice cake is a come back cake. I thought I'd lost my love for baking cakes as I channelled my baking into bread. But one morning I woke up and knew that I had to bake a cake. Not any cake mind you, but this cake. With layers of richly spiced carrot cake with sultanas and crystallised ginger, a layer of Biscoff spread, a coating of cream cheese and nutty browned butter frosting and an adornment of carrot fronds, gerbera petals and carrot tops, I called this cake Holiday.
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Philippine Airlines baby delivery

Flight attendants have to deal with a lot of situations that aren’t exactly part of the job description. Between rowdy passengers and unattended children, flight attendants are asked to serve as bouncer and babysitter, all while they carry out their regular duties. Now, you can add delivery room doctor to that list. Over the weekend, flight attendants on a Philippine Airlines flight helped deliver a baby aboard a repatriation flight from Dubai to Manila. Guided by a doctor via satellite pho...
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Travel brands big and small are seeing a modest uptick in interest, an optimistic sign that the leisure and hospitality industry is on the road to recovery., one of the world's largest travel metasearch engines, is seeing more activity from what CMO Arjan Dijk called "dreamers," which are travelers searching and planning a vacation...
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$35 Brent: Goldman Sachs Turns Bearish On Oil |

$35 Brent: Goldman Sachs Turns Bearish On Oil | relief rally in oil may be coming to an end as oil market fundamentals are turning bearish once again and pointing to Brent Crude slipping back to $35 in the short term, Goldman Sachs said on Monday, citing still uncertain demand recovery and returning production from the U.S. and Libya.Despite the recent optimism that supply cuts from OPEC+ and economics-driven curtailments in North America will combine with rebound in demand, Gol...
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‘Safe travels’ stamps for COVID-19

One question will be on the minds of all prospective travelers for the next few months: “Is this safe?” Whether it’s airplanes, hotels, or entire countries, travelers can’t really enjoy a vacation if they’re concerned about being infected by COVID-19. To give travelers peace of mind, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has designed “safe travels” stamps, which indicate that a tourism entity is abiding by WHO-issued safety protocols. Anyone involved in the tourism industry, including air...
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Indian cheeses beyond paneer

If you’ve enjoyed Indian food in the United States, it’s likely that you’ve come across paneer. This soft cheese doesn’t melt and appears in curries and biryani as white cubes that are similar in appearance to haloumi or queso blanco. If that’s where your knowledge of Indian cheese ends, though, you have a lot of learning to do. In India, cheese might not exactly be common, but the varieties that do exist are diverse in flavor and texture — and they come from all over the country, from Benga...
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New Zealand free from COVID-19

One country can finally say it’s gone back to normal. Except for border controls, New Zealand has officially lifted all social and economic restrictions after eliminating the coronavirus within its borders. As of today, the country has zero active cases. Public and private events, restaurants, the retail industry, and public transport have all returned to pre-pandemic protocols, and social distancing is now a thing of the past. In a news conference, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she had...
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Statue of slave trader torn down

Just days after protesters toppled Confederate monuments in Richmond, VA, and Birmingham, AL, a slave trader’s statue in Bristol was also torn down. On Sunday, protesters in the southwestern city of Bristol used ropes to pull down a bronze statue of Edward Colston, a 17th-century slave trader. The statue has been controversial for many years, but the recent global events have thrust it into the spotlight. When the statue came down, a protester was pictured with his knee on Colston’s neck, em...
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Middle East Oil, OPEC: #AbuDhabi Follows Saudis in Raising Crude Prices Amid OPEC+ Cuts - Bloomberg

Middle East Oil, OPEC: Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia Lift Prices - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi boosted pricing for its main Murban crude grade one day after Saudi Arabia posted sharply higher prices of its own, adding weight to efforts by producers to extend a rally in oil while they also limit supply.Government-owned producer Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. raised July pricing for its flagship grade by $5.45 a barrel, according to a statement on Monday. Murban swung to a premium over the benchmark from a discount...
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#Oman's sultan appoints head of new sovereign wealth fund - Reuters

Oman's sultan appoints head of new sovereign wealth fund - Reuters:Oman’s Sultan has appointed Abdulsalam al-Murshidi as the head of the Omani Investment Authority, a new state entity replacing the sultanate’s sovereign wealth funds, Omani state television reported on Monday.Murshidi has served as Executive President of the State General Reserve Fund, Oman’s biggest sovereign wealth fund with $14 billion under management.The formation of Omani Investment Authority was announced on June 4. [Au...
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#SaudiArabia to end voluntary cuts on top of OPEC+ pact - Reuters

Saudi Arabia to end voluntary cuts on top of OPEC+ pact - Reuters:Saudi Arabia will boost output in July to match its output OPEC quota while ending deeper, voluntary cuts amid signs of global demand recovering, the Saudi energy minister said on Monday.OPEC, Russia and other producers agreed on Saturday to extend record output cuts of 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) into July, curbing global supply by almost 10% amid a steep slump in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.For June, Saudi Arabi...
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Mideast Stocks: #Dubai outperforms on property shares as banks aid #Saudi | ZAWYA MENA Edition

:Dubai's stock market rose on Monday as property shares advanced, while Saudi Arabia extended gains from the previous session following an extension of output cuts by OPEC+ nations.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other producers - a group known as OPEC+ - agreed in April to cut supply by 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) in May and June. They agreed on Saturday to sustain those cuts through July. Meanwhile, Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman told a ne...
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Oil falls 3% despite OPEC+ cuts as Gulf ends voluntary curbs - Reuters

Oil falls 3% despite OPEC+ cuts as Gulf ends voluntary curbs - Reuters:Oil fell about 3% on Monday after Saudi Arabia said an extension of output cuts by OPEC+ nations would not include additional voluntary reductions by a trio of Gulf producers. After rising for seven consecutive session, Brent oil futures LCOc1 fell $1.30, or 3.1%, to $41.00 a barrel by 12:16 p.m. EDT (1616 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) CLc1, meanwhile, fell $1.35, or 3.4%, to $38.20.Both benchmarks rose to th...
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BLM protests around the world

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington was the largest major civil rights demonstration in United States history. And right now, images from all over the country are evoking the memory of that historic event. For the second week in a row, people have been gathering in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and in protest of George Floyd’s murder by a white police officer. The incident occured on May 25 in Minneapolis, but since then, demonstrations have spread around the ...
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ILTACON 2020 Will Be Entirely Virtual

The International Legal Technology Association had seemed to be on the fence about whether to retain a physical aspect of its annual ILTACON conference in August, but now it has decisively come down on the side of a virtual-only conference. The ILTACON website now says that the conference will be entirely virtual, describing it as “the virtual experience for the global legal technology community.” The online-only conference has been renamed “ILTA>ON” and will be held Aug. 24-28. In April, when I...
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Watch a Mesmerizing Stream of Unwatched YouTube Videos: Lets You Discover the Hidden Dimensions of the World’s Largest Video Platform

When times are hard, it often helps to zoom out for a moment—in search of a wider perspective, historical context, the forest full of trees…, an algorithmic YouTube-based project by Andrew Wong and James Thompson, offers a big picture that’s as restorative as it is odd: Today, you are an Astronaut. You are floating in inner space 100 miles above the surface of Earth. You peer through your window and this is what you see. If the stars look very different today, it’s because they’re ...
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How COVID-19 is Affecting Bloggers

In January, it was known as Wuhan Disease, a disease that originates and has affected the city of Wuhan in China. When news about it began to spread, people went on with their daily lives, confidently thinking that — at this day and age, with technology and advancements in medicine and treatments, and with the size of the world — it was hard to imagine how one disease can spread throughout the entire world in the blink of an eye. But it did. By March, Wuhan Disease became COVID-19 caused by the ...
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Italy announces hiking route

Outdoor enthusiasts visiting Italy have a new term to learn before arriving in the country: Sentiero dei Parchi. The name says it all — the “Trail of the Parks” will connect all of Italy’s national parks in one long trail by expanding the current Sentiero Italia, or “Italy Trail.” The project, the result of a collaboration between the Italian Ministry for Environment and the Italian Alpine Club, will connect all 25 of the country’s national parks in a north-south trekking route that spans mou...
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The Acura NSX: A great cell phone holder with wheels

The Acura NSX is a fun sports car with a hybrid powertrain that lays out an impressive amount of power. But I’m not here to talk about the car’s performance. One of the car’s best features is its cell phone holder. It’s time for automakers to face the reality that cell phones are a critical part of most people’s lives, and vehicles need better integration. The adoption of a dedicated cell phone holder follows tracks alongside automaker’s slow adaptation of the cupholder. Once a joke of a feature...
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Tokyo’s Haneda Airport adopts WHILL’s autonomous mobility devices to help practice social distancing

Among countless other unexpected effects, COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of all manner of new technologies, as people look for ways to reduce transmission of the virus. Yokohama, Japan-based WHILL has already seen a bit of traction for its autonomous mobility device in the forms of global trials in recent years, and now that the novel coronavirus has become a serious concern, at least one airport is further embracing the tech. The startup noted this morning that Tokyo’s Haneda Airport ...
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Wyndham Grows Soft-Branded Trademark Collection, Adds Value for Independent Hoteliers

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts - the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,300 hotels across 90 countries - is expanding its soft-branded Trademark Collection by Wyndham®, the fastest-growing brand in the Company's portfolio, with new hotels across the U.S., Canada and Germany.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #Qatar #SaudiaArabia #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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The Hotels Network partners with Sojern to supercharge direct bookings for hotels

BARCELONA - June 8th, 2020. The Hotels Network (THN), a full-stack direct growth platform for hospitality, has entered into a strategic partnership with Sojern, leading provider of digital travel marketing solutions. Coming together with their innovative hospitality solutions and data algorithms, THN and Sojern will empower hotels to maximize both traffic and conversions for their direct channel. Through this partnership, hotel brands will be equipped with the insights and digital tools ...
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Hospitality Industry’s Fledgling Recovery Drives Down Unemployment Rate

Led by gains in the leisure and hospitality industry, the U.S. gained 2.5 million jobs in May, an about-face that stunned economists and financial experts, many of whom predicted U.S. unemployment would reach 20% as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. Instead, the rate declined from a historic high for 14.7% in April to 13.3% last month....
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Why blacks need to be extra careful about contracting Covid-19....

I'm not in favour of forced lockdown measures, anyone who has been following this blog for any length of time knows that.  I just read an incredible Guardian article that beautifully calls out the blatant hypocrisy of many so called progressives for distorting science here: When the George Floyd protests and demostrations started h...
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