Soon I Will Go Home

      There I will sit back at my home thinking back to this time faraway watching it shift change remains strong yet fade with melancholic overtones and tender thankfulness not knowing never knowing trusting                        [Author: French la Vie]
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15 Must-Have Tools for International Students in Canada

by  Fazreen Razeek Canada is a top study abroad destination for international students. The North American country is recognized for its top-notch quality of education. It is home to internationally acclaimed universities, including the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta, and the University of British Columbia. Although studying abroad is an exciting opportunity, it is also common for students to feel overwhelmed. It can be challenging to simultaneously sort out your student vis...
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katy bowman's nutritious movement: will it change my life? i'm working on it

One of my principal goals for 2019 was to improve my level of fitness. I had been only sporadically active for 10 years -- beginning with starting graduate school while working two jobs, then segueing into becoming president of my local union -- and it had definitely negatively impacted my health and well-being. The year of getting more fit? No.I was highly motivated and the year started out well. I bought new hiking boots and some rain gear, and we explored all the manageable trails in our area...
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Fewer Hawaii residents comply with mask order, Pompeo meets Chinese counterpart in Honolulu today, inter-island travel begins, cult leaves state, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Discarded mask on Hawaii roadside ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii officials notice a worrisome trend: Fewer residents wearing masks. The governor’s emergency order requires face masks at most public settings. Hawaii News Now.Retailers report resistance to the in-store mask requirement. Gov. David Ige’s Ninth Supplemental Proclamation related to the COVID-19 emergency specifically instructs employees and customers to wear masks and engage in social distancing. Star-Advertiser.=====Quarantine ...
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Airlines suspend alcohol service

We all know that air travel is going to look very different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but temperature checks, canceled flights, and empty middle seats are the least of our problems. The real issue is that some airlines are banning alcohol on their flights. To limit contact between passengers and crew, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic will temporarily stop serving alcohol on all flights, and British Airways and American Airlines will only serve alcohol on long-haul flights. Delta, similarly, h...
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iPhone Police Shortcut

Incidents of police brutality are sometimes hard to prove, but there’s one Siri feature iPhone users who wish to protect themselves can use to record police interactions. The feature is an app called Shortcuts that lets you create any voice control shortcuts you want on your phone. When the app became available in 2018, Robert Petersen downloaded it and set out to created I’m getting pulled over, a shortcut that lets you monitor police encounters without the need to touch your phone. A bun...
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An elderly Tokyo bar owner and her enormous cat

There are numerous reasons to seek out old Tokyo bars run by equally old people. The often similarly ageing decor is one thing, as is the invariably relaxed and carefree vibe, but perhaps most of all it’s the wealth of stories one hears that makes them truly memorable. Tales from an incredibly long life lived on the city’s far western reaches for example, or the culinary adventures of a lovely fella who left home at 14 so he could train to be a French chef. All unique and genuinely enriching ele...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Additional Cruises Through Summer

Norwegian Cruise Line cancels another round of cruises that many had hoped might still depart as planned.  All Norwegian cruises for summer and fall are canceled, with one possible exception. Norwegian Cancels the Following Cruises With COVID-19 cases still impacting cities across the U.S., restrictions Read More The post Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels Additional Cruises Through Summer appeared first on .
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AMAZING Samoas Girl Scout Cookies!

Samoas are one of the most popular Girl Scout Cookies (second in sales only to Thin Mints). Added as part of the GSC lineup in 1975, Samoas cookies are small donut shaped cookies with a cookie base, a chewy coconut and caramel topping and a dark chocolate dip and drizzle. Dare I say these home made copycat Samoas are actually better than the bought version because they use real vanilla, butter and real dark chocolate. These wonderful chewy caramel cookies or Samoas are one of my favourite ever c...
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Underrated wilderness Western Canada

The parking lot at Banff’s Moraine Lake can fill up by 7:00 AM, and traffic jams, shuttle lines, and relentless crowds don’t exactly spell summer fun. Instead of fighting to get into Banff, let’s dedicate 2020 to the lesser-known spots, the crowd-free spots, the stay-six-feet-away spots. In Western Canada, even these spots look like stock desktop wallpaper, practically offensive to the rest of the planet in their outrageous beauty. The below national and provincial parks — the provincial par...
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Virtual Grand Canyon Star Party 2020

Virtual stargazing is about as much fun as virtual hiking. After months of virtual substitutes, we’re ready for the real thing. Sadly, in many cases that’s simply not possible, or safe, so for a little while longer we’ll have to settle for the online version of our favorite activities — and that includes stargazing. Nothing’s stopping you from going out to your backyard and looking up at the stars, but if you want to experience the Grand Canyon’s annual Star Party this year, you’ll have to tu...
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Airbnb new anti-discrimination plan

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests that have spread throughout the world, companies across all industries are reevaluating their approach to racial issues. Airbnb’s platform continues to be the scene of race bias, with both hosts and guests allegedly discriminating against potential guests and hosts on the basis of race. Now, Airbnb is taking steps to prevent this from happening. According to Airbnb, the new initi...
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Here and There

We went up above the Seine at street level too on our morning excursion. Open for business at last. We decided to have a little Parisian breakfast here. It was so nice to be able to do that again. Here’s what we had. A Parisian treat, a petit dejuner. A small climb heading toward the Marais area. I love this sign above a wine shop. The back of a statue of Saint Genevieve, patron saint of Paris done by the same artist that made the statue of Christ with the...
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Mideast Stocks: Markets gain on global rally, rising oil prices | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Markets gain on global rally, rising oil prices | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Stock markets in the Middle East rebounded on Tuesday, tracking a rally in global equities and as crude oil prices rose on record supply cuts and improving fuel demand.Brent crude rose 77 cents, or 1.94%, to $40.49 a barrel by 0918 GMT, extending gains into a third session. The International Energy Agency forecast oil demand at 91.7 million barrels per day for 2020, 500,000 bpd higher than its estimate in May's ...
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Oil prices rise 3% on signs of U.S. economic recovery - Reuters

Oil prices rise 3% on signs of U.S. economic recovery - Reuters:Oil prices rose 3% in volatile trade on Tuesday as Wall Street surged and the International Energy Agency (IEA) increased its oil demand forecast for 2020, but gains were capped by worries about a second wave of coronavirus cases.Brent crude futures ended the session up $1.24, or 3.1%, at $40.96 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude (WTI) rose $1.26, or 3.4% to settle at $38.38 a barrel.Oil prices were bolstered early in...
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Walls to protect Miami sea levels

Miami is hard at work trying to storm-proof its coastline. Under a proposed plan currently being developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, storm surge gates would be installed on three major waterways emptying into Biscayne Bay off the Miami coast. The plan calls for a $4.6 billion storm surge protection system to keep the 2.8 million people living in Miami-Dade County safe. The strength of hurricanes have increased due to climate change, along with the threat of storm surges. Miami was n...
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Ring of fire eclipse in June

If you look up at the sky on June 21 and see a giant ring of fire, it’s not a sign that the apocalypse is finally here — despite what the rest of 2020 may suggest. It’s actually a dramatic annular solar eclipse. An annular eclipse, also known as a “ring of fire” eclipse, occurs when the new moon is furthest away from Earth on its elliptical orbit, and doesn’t cover the sun completely while passing between our planet and the sun. The moon then has a circle of sunlight around its edges, making...
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Bakers Against Racism launches

Two DC-based pastry chefs, Paola Velez and Willa Pelini, are mobilizing professional and home bakers to support causes connected to the Black Lives Matter movement. The pair are behind Bakers Against Racism, a virtual bake sale taking place from June 15 to June 20. At first, Velez and Pellini predicted that only a handful of professional bakers would be interested in joining their efforts, but the bake sale has since evolved into a global effort. So far, 2,400 bakers have pledged to join Bak...
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UNESCO Gets Started On Project To Restore War-Ravaged Mosul

“Restoration work funded by Germany has begun on the Al-Aghawat mosque, houses are being refurbished with the aid of the European Union, and the rehabilitation of the Dominican Al-Saa’a church is under way with funding from the United Arab Emirates. Brendan Cassar, the head of UNECSO’s culture unit in Iraq, says the projects grouped under its ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’ initiative are ‘modest attempts’ to rehabilitate the devastated city, whose full reconstruction would cost hundreds of billio...
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Belgium free passes for residents

International borders aren’t exactly being flung open just yet, so countries are getting creative with ways to promote domestic travel. To incentivize people to travel locally, Belgium is giving residents free train passes and vouchers for spending at cultural institutions. All residents will receive a rail pass good for 10 free journeys (five return trips), valid from July until the end of December. The pass can be used anywhere in Belgium. In addition, employers can now give their staff tax...
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Cheesecake history and styles

America’s taste for cheesecake is evident. If it’s not diner menus across the country making the case, then the more than 200 Cheesecake Factory restaurants from Alabama to Wisconsin, which grew out of a humble cheesecake-only bakery in Los Angeles, give some indication. But cheesecake existed long before Evelyn Overton started peddling the Cheesecake Factory’s namesake dessert in the 1970s. The concept of mixing fresh cheese (cheese that’s neither pressed nor aged) with eggs and flour, then ...
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MMGY Global Travel Safety Barometer Shows Encouraging News For The Summer Travel Season

MMGY Global has announced the findings from Wave 5 of its Travel Safety Barometer report, a sentiment tracking study that measures American travelers' perceptions of how safe it is to engage in specific travel behaviors on a scale of 0 (Extremely Unsafe) to 100 (Extremely Safe). The latest findings reveal travelers' perceptions of safety are rising across all sectors, from domestic and international travel to lodging, cruising, dining and entertainment, transportation and business travel.
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Maestro PMS Direct Booking Metrics Show Growing Recovery for Independent Properties

Hospitality solutions provider Maestro PMS reported a 21-percent increase in online reservations from June 8th to 15th, 2020 over the same period in 2019 from multiple independent properties. The metrics represent an average increase based on reservations for the last several weeks from hundreds of properties that use Maestro's ResWave web booking engine compared to the same period last year. Maestro PMS is the preferred cloud and on-premises PMS solution for independent hotels, luxury re...
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Cloudbeds’ Global Sentiment Survey of Independent Hoteliers Reveals That Caution Remains but 64% Expect Doors to be Open by August

Cloudbeds, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for more than 20,000 hotels, hostels, and vacation rentals across the globe, released the results of a sentiment survey with responses from more than 1,000 independent owners and operators across 65 countries.
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Oil demand drop set to last throughout 2021 and beyond, warns IEA | Financial Times

Oil demand drop set to last throughout 2021 and beyond, warns IEA | Financial Times:The drop in oil demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic will endure throughout 2021 and even beyond, the International Energy Agency has said, mostly due to a slower recovery in air travel.In its first forecast for next year, the IEA said demand would rise by 5.7m barrels a day to 97.4m b/d. This is a rebound from the expected 8.1m b/d fall in 2020, set to be the largest drop on record. But it will still put 20...
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WTO piracy ruling raises new doubt over #Saudi takeover of Newcastle | Financial Times

WTO piracy ruling raises new doubt over Saudi takeover of Newcastle | Financial Times:The £300m Saudi Arabia-led takeover of Newcastle United football club faces renewed scrutiny after the World Trade Organization ruled the Gulf kingdom was responsible for television piracy including the improper screening of English Premier League matches.The Saudi government had “infringed” international trade agreements because of the country’s involvement with beoutQ, an Arabic language network, the WTO said...
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COVID-19 is pushing Americans to rediscover small towns: Airbnb

According to a recent Airbnb survey of 2,200 Americans, more than 50 percent of travelers are ditching their big city travel plans for nearby destinations.
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U.S. Hotel Industry Ended Record-Setting Development Streak in May

It took several months, but coronavirus is finally impacting hotel construction.
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Cafe society returns to Paris as bars and bistros spill out on the pavements

Inside spaces reopened this week, but it’s the relaxed rules on outdoor terraces that bar and restaurant owners feel will create a quintessentially Parisian summer vibeOn a normal weekend, rue d’Aligre, near Place de la Bastille in Paris’s 12th arrondissement, is lined with raucous fruit and vegetable stalls and packed with shoppers and tourists heading for the historic Marché d’Aligre at its northern end. But now the stalls of the covered market are gone – they’ve moved to the open square in fr...
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Fear of Germy Planes Becomes a Boon for iFly’s New Travel-Size Antiseptic Kits

Long before Covid-19, it was the seasonal flu that people feared, and the 2017 flu season was a bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45 million people got sick that year, over 800,000 bad enough to be hospitalized, and 61,000 died. Of course, most Americans didn't think about statistics like...
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