COVID-19 clusters at Waikiki restaurant, Honolulu nursing home; Pompeo talks coronavirus with Chinese officials in Hawaii; Legislature to convene Monday despite staff testing positive, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

HART video game screengrab Video game getting $190,000 in Honolulu rail money. It will likely be some time next year when people can first ride the rail in Honolulu, but meanwhile you can play a video game you helped pay for. KHON2.State House staff member tests positive for coronavirus. House Speaker Scott State House staff member tests positive for coronavirus. Star-Advertiser.Some elements of the governor's emergency proclamations could be adopted by state Legislature. The Senate Speci...
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Reply to Six Commentaries on Who’s the Bigot?

For the symposium on Linda McClain, Who’s the Bigot? Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2020).Thanks very much to Sandy Levinson for organizing this wonderful symposium on Who’s the Bigot?and to Jack Balkin for providing space on Balkinization. I am grateful to contributors Aziza Ahmed, Dale Carpenter, Imer Flores, Cathleen Kaveny, Randall Kennedy, and Andrew Koppelman for their insightful and instructive comments. I will address some general t...
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Dainik Jagran Sues Telegram for Copyright Infringement: Are platforms or group admins liable for unlawful speech on closed online forums?

By Divij Joshi Telegram, a widely used instant messaging platform, is in a copyright soup before the Delhi High Court, concerning the circulation of ‘e-papers’ or digital versions of newspapers, through open Telegram Channels, a group messaging feature available on the app. In an dated May 29, 2020, Justice Mukta Gupta issued an ad-interim injunction directing Telegram to provide information about the subscribers or ‘owners’ of certain Telegram Channels allegedly circulating online versions of...
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Taste the Nation food travel show

Food is never just sustenance. Food tethers us to our ancestors; it tracks political upheaval. It guides communities through mourning, sustains them during activism and resistance. Food is comfort, joy, family, and connection — put another way, food is life. That is the message at the core of Padma Lakshmi’s latest endeavor, Taste the Nation. Lakshmi, famous for her longstanding run as host of Top Chef, travels the country looking for the dishes that make up the pieces of the whole we call A...
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She’s a (Tokyo) rainbow?

She comes in colours everywhere. She combs her hair. She’s like a rainbow.
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The Classic Green Salad To Go With Every Meal

This classic green salad with a palm sugar dressing is a modern day classic. Crunchy, fresh and delightfully simple it will make a salad eater out of anyone. Pair it with your favourite steak, chicken, pork or seafood for a delicious side dish that will wow everyone at the table. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader. YES-a green salad!
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Staff Safety Risk Assessment: Assessing your Business for a Panic Button | By Robb Monkman

The reality is that for far too long, the safety of hotel employees has been placed on the back burner. A passing consideration to follow the foremost priority: the guest experience. Yet, over time, the outcry of hospitality staff who have suffered injuries, abuse, emergencies, or harassment while performing their duties has been steadily on the rise. It has become obvious that these reported incidents are only the tip of the iceberg, and that hotels have a much larger problem on their ha...
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What a Night

We met up with members of Maurice’s family to see a new apartment and have dinner. It was a great night. Looking up the staircase of the apartment. The couple will live on the fifth floor with no elevator. Luckily, they are young. This building on the corner fascinated me and I thought it must be really old but was told it was probably only 100 years old or so. I’d love to know the history. We walked down a street looking for a place to eat. Maurice asked if they had room for ...
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Double-decker plane seat design

Airplanes might soon get the British bus treatment. To increase comfort and social distance, an ingenious design called Zephyr Seat, featuring double-decker lie-flat seats, is being considered by major airlines. The design, the brainchild of designer Jeffrey O’Neill of Zephyr Aerospace, would allow Economy Plus Class passengers to lie flat or sit upright with their legs fully extended in their own cocoon. Photo: Zephyr Aerospace via Republic In a conversation with CNN Travel, O’Neill expla...
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Why Juneteenth 2020 matters

On June 19 , 1865, Union General Gordon Granger stepped onto the balcony of the Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas, and read aloud from General Order No. 3: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” This declaration, as the tale goes, forever ended slavery in the United States more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Texans began celebrating June 19 as a holiday as soon as the following...
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Cambodia covid-19 tourist deposit

Many countries are doing whatever they can to encourage tourists to book a flight this summer. Cambodia, while not exactly discouraging tourism, is attaching a pretty hefty price tag to an already expensive vacation. The Cambodian government recently announced that incoming visitors will be charged a $3,000 coronavirus deposit, as well as proof of health insurance valued at a minimum of $50,000. These measures are to prevent the country from footing a medical bill should tourists become infec...
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Oil edges up on OPEC output cut compliance; pandemic still weighs - Reuters

Oil edges up on OPEC output cut compliance; pandemic still weighs - Reuters:Oil prices rose slightly on Thursday as a panel of OPEC and its allies met to review record oil supply cuts, even as the market remained concerned about additional coronavirus cases reported in parts of the United States and China.Brent crude LCOc1 futures settled at $41.51 a barrel, up 80 cents or nearly 2%. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures settled at $38.84 a barrel, up 88 cents, or 2.3%.“You’re go...
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Covid-19 Airlines News: Emirates Adds Flights to New York, London and Singapore - Bloomberg

Covid-19 Airlines News: Emirates Adds Flights to Asia, Europe, US - Bloomberg:Emirates and Qatar Airways will add more cities to their destinations and boost flights on existing routes as the carriers ramp up operations.The Dubai-based Emirates’ decision follows the United Arab Emirates issuing guidelines for the resumption of flights. It will take the total number of Emirates destinations on offer to 40.Qatar Airways’ additions will see its U.S. network rebuilt to 39 weekly flights by mid-July,...
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US Senate passes GAOA

The United States’ open spaces scored a massive political win on Wednesday. A bipartisan conservation bill drafted by Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado was approved by the US Senate, with 73 votes in favor and only 25 against. If the bill becomes law, it will provide $900 million annually to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and a total of $9.5 billion to address maintenance backlogs on the country’s public lands. Conservation groups in the American West had been pushing f...
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The Five Best Carry-On Luggage Bags, According to Our Readers

In our latest Co-op project, you guys let me have it for daring to think about taking a vacation during a pandemic. And I know, I know—cases are spiking in diverse places, and the thought of getting away from it all seems even more of an impossibility.Read more...
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OPEC+ Finalizes Deal on Compensation for Iraq Cuts Cheating - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Finalizes Deal on Compensation for Iraq Cuts Cheating - Bloomberg:OPEC’s habitual quota cheat, Iraq, said it will implement its oil-production cuts in full this month and agreed on the details of how to compensate for falling short of its target in May.The accord, reached in principle earlier in June, was finalized at a ministerial video conference on Thursday, according to delegates. It gives added credibility to the OPEC+ supply deal and could bring even more oil off the market just as t...
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Mideast Stocks: Most major Gulf indexes gain ahead of OPEC+ meet | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Most major Gulf indexes gain ahead of OPEC+ meet | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Most major stock markets in the Gulf closed on a positive note on Thursday, reversing losses earlier in the session, ahead of a meeting between OPEC producers and their allies to discuss future output strategy.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, are expected to hold an online meeting later on Thursday to discuss the future of a record 9.7 million barrels...
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Beijing coronavirus outbreak in June

A recent outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, China, shows just how quickly a resurgence can happen, and how swiftly measures must be put into place to contain it. After 57 days without a locally transmitted case in the Chinese capital, a new spike in cases was recorded with a total of 158 infections reported since June 11, explained Reuters. The origin of the spike has been linked to the Xinfadi food center that is said to supply 80 percent of Beijing’s meat and vegetables. In the wake o...
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#Saudi Chase of $10 Billion Investment Goal Faltered Before Virus - Bloomberg

Saudi Chase of $10 Billion Investment Goal Faltered Before Virus - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia missed its $10 billion target for foreign direct investment by more than half last year, as damage from the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices now threatens to throw plans further off track.According to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, FDI inflows reached $4.6 billion in 2019, up from $4.2 billion a year earlier. Outward investments were almost triple the level of inf...
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Pella in the US' Little Netherlands

Many of us dream of traveling to Europe for weeks on end to admire the historical beauty and the cultural diversity present on the Old Continent. But of course, not everyone is lucky enough to make that dream come true. Whether it’s a busy schedule, lack of finances, or overwhelming responsibilities, traveling can be out of reach. Luckily, the United States, the land of immigrants, is diverse enough to provide worthy domestic alternatives. One of them is a small town in Iowa where you can ge...
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‘Drive N Drag’ summer tour

Starting on July 17, RuPaul’s Drag Race queens are hitting the road on a summer tour called Drive ‘N Drag. The outdoor event will feature performances by 12 of the show’s alums, namely Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Acid Betty, Gigi Goode, Monét X Change, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Plastique Tiara, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Violet Chachki, and Yvie Oddly. In typical Drag Race fashion, the show will include dazzling lights and extravagant attire. The performers will take the stage in front...
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MMGY Brings Together Expedia, ADARA And Sojern For National Co-Op Supporting Travel Industry’s COVID-19 Recovery

MMGY Global's flagship integrated marketing agency, MMGY, has brought together Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Sojern and ADARA to create a unifying campaign that maintains a consumer presence for the travel industry, shares a message of positivity and reminds American travelers of the real power of travel. The digital campaign, entitled Where Can Travel Take You, will run in June and July this summer and is meant to inspire people to travel again.
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 13 June

U.S. hotel performance data ending with 13 June showed another small rise from previous weeks and less severe year-over-year declines, according to STR.
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How to Haggle With a Street Vendor in a Foreign Country

The idea of haggling while traveling may be intimidating, but anyone can do it. It’s really just seeing if you can buy something for less than the price being offered by a street vendor. But there is an art to it—it can be a hassle , especially if a language barrier mean you’re not communicating as clearly as you…Read more...
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UK gives up on centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app — will switch to model backed by Apple and Google

The UK has given up building a centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app and will instead switch to a decentralized app architecture, the BBC has reported. This means its future app will be capable of plugging into the joint ‘exposure notification’ API which has been developed in recent weeks by Apple and Google. The UK’s decision to abandon a bespoke app architecture comes more than a month after ministers had been reported to be eyeing such a switch. They went on to award a contract to an...
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Virgin Voyages Caps Cruise Capacity for Its First Sail

When Virgin Voyages first sets sail this October, it'll be doing so with fewer people than originally anticipated--and that's intentional. Announced this morning, Richard Branson's new wilder, adults-only cruise line will be capping its capacity for its "soft opening" to help ease travelers' concerns amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Specific numbers weren't shared, but the company...
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Hospitality Entrepreneurship 2

"I think entrepreneurship is just to go for it and not to take no for an answer."
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Hyatt Debuts Path Forward, Focusing on Safety and Wellbeing

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announces Hyatt's path forward to welcome back guests and customers to Hyatt hotels, helping them once again experience the joy of travel. With a focus on safety first and wellbeing always, Hyatt is reimagining the hotel journey with new amenities and offerings and taking comprehensive steps to implement enhanced protocols that help colleagues feel comfortable and confident at work.
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COVID-19 Recovery Series: Distribution Strategy | By Barbara Rodriguez

Hotel distribution has become increasingly complicated for hoteliers to manage and make the most of each channel that presents an opportunity to sell rooms. The growth in online travel agencies, including their high commissions and stranglehold over paid search activity on Google was a dominant feature of the hotel landscape over the last decade.
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STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 13 June

STR data for 7-13 June 2020 shows Canadian hotel performance up slightly from previous weeks with the same significant level of year-over-year declines.
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