Hawaii missile radar back in budget, cult leader 'Nature Boy' Bishop, 20 others arrested on charges of violating quarantine, Kaiser Permanente allows hospital visits, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Medium-range ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Aug. 29, 2017. PC: Latonja Martin; Department of Defense U.S. Senate Approves Funding for Hawaii Missile Radar System. The $162 million authorization for the system reverses the Trump Administration’s decision to slash the program’s funding. Civil Beat.$1.9B Hawaii radar part of defense policy measure. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2021 also puts the formerly sidelined $1.9 billion ...
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With Ontario now talking about 10 person "bubbles" its basically crisis over...

We must remember that so called lockdown measures were never put in place to save lives or to stop people from contracting the novel coronavirus.  The rationale from the start was to slow, (not stop) the spread and to flatten the proverbial curve so that our health care system would not be overwhelmed.   That was the reason, full stop.   You can't change the narrative after destoying the lives of millions of people, heaping pain and misery on counltless individuals including young children...
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The Gannet, Glasgow

Delightfully unpretentious, our meal The Gannett in Finnieston was one of my favourite meals in 2019. Modern Scottish produce is lavished with care and clever layering so that each bite is exquisite. Service is delightfully informed and approachable and you feel like you're almost part of the family at The Gannett.
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Nemir Kirdar, financier, 1936-2020 - Godfather of private equity who founded Investcorp | Financial Times

Nemir Kirdar, financier, 1936-2020 | Financial Times: Iraq-born financier Nemir Kirdar envisioned a local institution that could attract global talent as a bridge into developed markets © Nasser Nasser/AP Nemir Kirdar, the Iraq-born financier, was one of the godfathers of private equity who founded Investcorp, a pioneering asset manager that channelled the Middle East’s oil riches into developed markets.Kirdar, who has died aged 83, fled revolutionary Iraq and made his fortune as a ...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Iraq, US, Middle East, Istanbul, Baghdad, Gulf, Kirkuk, Investcorp, FAISAL, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Nemir Kirdar, Nasser Nasser, Kirdar, Rihab

Oil prices see weekly loss on virus resurgence fears - Reuters

Oil prices see weekly loss on virus resurgence fears - Reuters:Oil was little changed on Friday and logged a first weekly decline since April as new U.S. coronavirus cases spiked, stoking fears of a second wave of the virus hitting fuel demand.Brent settled at $38.73 a barrel, up 18 cents, while West Texas Intermediate settled at $36.26 a barrel, down 8 cents. Both benchmarks logged weekly declines of about 8%, their first after six weeks of gains that have lifted prices off April lows.With abou...
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Encryption: Issues around online violence against women

The challenges around tackling online violence against women in India is a techno-social issue, with multiple levels of failure at police and law enforcement. For instance, when women approach law enforcement and police to complain against violence, filing of complaints are often delayed, and by the time it is made, the harm has been done. When the police do use the IT Act, and send notices to social media companies, “it takes years for them to get a response since the format is not standardised...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Women, Cyber Crime, Encryption, Vpn, Chatham House, Internet Society, National Crime Records Bureau, Medianama, NCRB, Women Safety, VAW, Internet Society Asia Pacific Office, Rema Rajeshwari

6 Trendy Vacation Ideas That Don’t Require Air Travel

In the wake of a worldwide pandemic shutdown, most of us have resigned to domestic travel for the remainder of this year rather than seeking out trendy vacation ideas.  But just because you don’t want the hassle of going through the airport doesn’t mean your vacation has to be boring. From colorful murals to hip eateries and trendy bars, there are so many perfect vacation destinations here in the United States that will make everyone on Instagram wish they were in your shoes. Best of al...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, America, United States, Idaho, Miami, Road, Seattle, Tacoma, Durham, Instagram Photos, Durham North Carolina, Don, Boise, South Beach, Wynwood

STR: U.S. weekly hotel performance update

Key highlights: Drive-to destinations continued to show strong weekend performance, with Myrtle Beach, S.C., recording an 83.4% occupancy level. Economy class hotels reached a 50.3% occupancy level for the week, while the Upper Upscale class showed the lowest occupancy level among the classes (22.1%).
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Q&A: Phil Cordell on Hilton’s New CleanStay Program and the Future of Hotel Cleanliness

In April, Hilton announced a new program to deliver an industry-leading standard of cleanliness and disinfection in its 6,000+ properties around the world. In a first for the hospitality industry, Hilton announced the program would include a collaboration with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol, and Mayo Clinic.
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UK travellers unable to fly to Greece as country reopens

Ban on air travel between Britain and Greece to continue until June 30, unlike other countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was meant to be the moment when Greece “welcomed the world”. But in another about-turn, travellers on flights from the UK will not be accepted when the Mediterranean country reopens to tourism on Monday.Bowing to new advice from the EU, Athens announced on Friday that the suspension of air links with Britain, in effect since March, will cont...
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MyHotels.SA™ Recently Added by Umrah Sahla Travel and Tourism L.L.C. in Joint Venture - Set to Expand the Company Into Global Travel Powerhouse

MyHotels.SA™ ( announced that Umrah Sahla Travel and Tourism (USTT) had signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake of the popular OTA MyHotels.SA™. The deal will be effected through a reciprocal offer of 45% of USTT to MyHotels.SA™, and represents a merger of two powerful travel-industry players. A customer-care specialist, MyHotels.SA™ is a complementary addition to USTT, offering regional expertise that the company seeks to add to its growing global brand. MyHo...
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New Directory Supports Industry's Safe Stay Program

Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), in collaboration with the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) launches a tool to collect potential technologies that can be applied in implementing enhanced cleaning protocols as businesses focus on recovery following the COVID-19 crisis. These collected resources will be vetted and published to HTNG's Hospitality COVID-19 resources webpage.
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Day 81 of Lockdown

Day 81. Not lockdown per se but seclusion for sure.  Yet another day where minutes blurred into hours and that made the day flow past by like crazy. I started at 9 AM and before I got the time it was 4 PM. And then I blinked next, it was 8 PM and here I am, trying to make sense of what and how and why.  These days the highlight of my day is this couple of times when I make myself some coffee. I mean I don't really make coffee per se - I just boil water in an electric kettle and pour it ov...
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Time To Resume Global Travel: GBTA Urges EU Governments To Lift Travel Restrictions In A Coordinated Manner

GBTA, the Global Business Travel Association, welcomes the European Commission's efforts to coordinate Europe's re-opening and the guidelines it published today on how to safely resume travel to the Schengen area. However, despite the recommendation to gradually start reopening external borders as of 1 July, the travel sector fears that EU countries may continue to act unilaterally, leading to the patchwork of rules and confusion already being experienced with the re-opening of Europe's i...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, European Commission, Schengen, Global Business Travel Association, GBTA

HEDNA Releases Attribute Model Whitepaper

HEDNA is excited to announce that the Connectivity Working Group has completed a white paper on the Attribute Model.
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Pipo Saude raises $4.6 million to bring healthcare benefits management services to Brazil

Pipo Saude, a Brazilian provider of healthcare services for businesses and their employees, has raised $4.6 million in a new round of funding to expand its footprint in Brazil. “The company’s platform offers recommendations for the healthcare products that fit the team, enabling businesses to improve the quality of life of their employees,” said chief executive and co-founder, Manoela Ribas Mitchell. “ We go all the way to the end beneficiaries.” Pipo Saude helps companies price their insuran...
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Why are unicorns pushing back IPOs when the Nasdaq is near record highs?

The unicorns are still at it, Vision Fund 2 or no Vision Fund 2. This week, Instacart announced that it has raised fresh capital at a valuation north of $13 billion. And, on the tail of that news item, DoorDash is looking to add more cash at a valuation that could stretch to a pre-money valuation that exceeds $15 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Both announcements make it plain that late-stage unicorns are still able to attract huge sums despite a putatively uncertain, if recently ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Whole Foods, Finance, Earnings, Food Delivery, Instacart, Robinhood, Initial Public Offering, Unicorn, Doordash, Chime, Market Analysis, The Exchange

Gig economy workers’ collective questions use of Aarogya Setu

The Indian Federation of App-Based Transport Workers (IFAT) called for “escalation and possible future proofing of how these surveillance and monitoring systems [such as Aarogya Setu] will affect” gig economy workers in a statement on June 4. The organisation, which represents over 35,000 workers in 12 cities, has a problem with tying Aarogya Setu to people’s ability to access services, regulate their movement and deciding if they can work. IFAT fears this data would be used in “retaliatory or e...
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Aloha Friday Photos: Going Down Koko Head

Mahalo to JM Lacanlale for sharing this shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. JM’s photo is of the view going down from the Koko head summit on the Koko Crater Tramway Hike. JM mastered this hike during a visit to Oahu in September 2019. If you’d like to put this steep hike on your Oahu vacation to-do list when Hawaii reopens for tourism, here are some resources to review: AllTrails’ description TripAdvisor reviews If hiking isn’t your thing, perhaps a stroll around Koko Crater Botanical Gard...
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Report back: Traveler Trends and Drivers of Behavior post-COVID-19

The webinar on Traveler Trends and Drivers of Behavior post-COVID-19 was moderated by Anna Domingo, Founder, PADZZLE Marketing Strategies, and joined by panelists, Jerry Henry, Chief Executive Officer, H2R Market Research, Dr. Brent Smith, Professor of Marketing / Chairperson, Department of Marketing Communication, Emerson College and Joni Newkirk, CEO, Integrated Insight, Inc.
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Virtual Event: Real Estate Tomorrow goes live on 16 June

The future of successful real estate investment lies with better alignment between owner and occupier. While many sectors of operational real estate - the fastest growing area of property investment - have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, it paradoxically remains the future. Hence the offline Operational Real Estate Festival (OPRE) has been transformed into the virtual Real Estate Tomorrow (RET) conference on Tuesday 16 June.
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New Alaska Travel Restrictions – When to Get a COVID-19 Test

There’s a new saying here in Alaska, “Test Before Take-Off.”  That pretty much sums up the easiest way to comply with the change to Alaska travel restrictions.  Though cruise ships won’t be heading north to Alaska this season, tourists can still arrive by air or Read More The post New Alaska Travel Restrictions – When to Get a COVID-19 Test appeared first on .
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Brand Moves for Friday June 12

Fifteen weeks ago, when the gravity of the situation became clear, we started daily reporting on how brands were dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. What’s now becoming clear is that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption. So we made the decision to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal remains the same: to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Sweden, Microsoft, Advertising, US, Ibm, Airbnb, Npr, Lady Gaga, Drake, Tripadvisor, Cambridge University, Black Lives Matter, Blacklivesmatter, Henry Ford

Facebook lifts ban on non-medical face mask ads

Facebook will now allow ads for non-medical face masks, allowing third-party sellers to sell non-medical masks, including those that are homemade or handmade, in organic posts, ads and commerce listings on Facebook and Instagram, as it partially lifted its ban on mask ads. The company will still maintain a temporary ban on selling medical masks, such as surgical or N95 masks, to prevent people from exploiting the pandemic for financial gain. The company had first ads selling face masks in Marc...
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What Does Zoom Really Think About the Future of Corporate Travel?

A lot of debate is going about what impact the ongoing pivot to virtual will have on the future of corporate travel.
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Revenue Managers and Demand Forecast Accuracy | By Luís Moreira

Revenue managers must constantly be on the lookout: they must monitor market trends and competition, they analyse new systems and different variables, they evaluate information and transform all these data into specific strategies to be employed by the hotel. However, Revenue Managers also face some obstacles that do not allow their strategies to reach their full potential. What we will discuss today is one of those obstacles: demand forecast accuracy.
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International WELL Building Institute Accelerates WELL Health-Safety Rating for Hotels and Resorts

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the world's leading certification body for healthy buildings, today announced the establishment of the WELL Advisory for Hotels and Resorts to provide insights on the application of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facilities Operations and Management for hotels and resorts. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols and emergency plans to address ...
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Lybra.Tech’s Machine Learning, Demand-Centric RMS Obtained in Acquisition by The Zucchetti Group

On May 13, 2020, The Zucchetti Group - the leading Italian software development company, with clients in 130+ countries - officially acquired Lybra.Tech - developer of advanced Artificial Intelligence-based, demand centric revenue management software for hotels. After the acquisition, Zucchetti is the majority shareholder, owning 51% of the company.
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Hersha Hotels and Resorts Launches Rest Assured™ Health & Safety Program

Hersha Hotels and Resorts announced today the launch of its health and safety program, Rest Assured™, at each of its portfolio hotels.
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Northern California Road Trip A 3 Day Vacation not to be Missed

Northern California offers the wonders of Redwood National and State Parks and much more. The best way to discover it all in the best way is with the perfect road trip. You can read the original article here: Northern California Road Trip A 3 Day Vacation not to be Missed. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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