Airport facial recognition draws concerns, Maui lawmaker cited for sitting on beach, container ship loses its load, Oahu to bring back karaoke, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Young Brothers cargo ship in Hilo Harbor PC:Sen. Kai Kahele At least 21 shipping containers fall off Young Brothers barge. At least 21 containers fell off a Young Brothers barge en route to Hilo Harbor on Monday morning, but the cause has yet to be confirmed. Tribune-Herald.Multiple containers fall overboard in waters off Hilo. Improper loading and possible overloading of an interisland freight barge and employing practices to avoid paying overtime may have played a role in at least 21 sh...
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Bigger population smaller employment gap; immigrants driving population growth in Canada

Statistics Canada data show that immigration is the main driver of population growth and that the employment gap is the smallest it has been in a decade. By  Shelby Thevenot Most of Canada’s recent population growth has been thanks to immigrants, and as a result, the country is becoming increasingly diverse. There is also evidence that the employment gap between immigrant workers and Canadian-born workers is narrowing. Statistics Canada says 82 percent of Canada’s population growth betwee...
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Chirs Burkard photography tips

Adventure photographer and now filmmaker Chris Burkard is living the dream. The California native has traveled the world on assignment for publications like National Geographic, recently released a coffee table book documenting Iceland’s glacial rivers and the fight to protect them, and just debuted a new film, Unnur, at the 2020 Mountainfilm Festival. Burkard first made his name in the surf world, interning with Transworld Surf and selling shots to other publications in that space. From the...
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British 10-year-old saves kayaker

Everyone’s heard the expression, “not all heroes wear capes.” Well, apparently a lifejacket will suffice. Ten-year-old Jay Springall from Devon, England, overheard a conversation about a kayaker in distress and immediately dropped what he was doing and motored out in his boat to save her. He found the woman in the water, hanging on her kayak and drifting out to sea. He tried to get on board using a ladder but she was too weak to climb, so he tied her kayak to his boat and towed her to shore,...
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Barry Jenkins Writing, Leonardo DiCaprio Producing Film Version of ‘Virunga’ Documentary for Netflix

Barry Jenkins, who won an Oscar for co-writing his Best Picture winner Moonlight, hasn’t made a movie since he wrote and directed the beautiful, heartbreaking adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk in 2018. He’s still hard at work adapting Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad into a TV series for Amazon, and now he’s been hired for yet another adaptation, this time by Netflix. Jenkins will write the screenplay for Virunga, a live-action feature film adaptation of the 20...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Africa, Netflix, Unesco, Adaptation, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Congo, Virunga National Park, Leo, Virunga, James Baldwin, Jenkins, Orlando Von Einsiedel

A window into a changing Tokyo world?

Things change a lot in Tokyo. Buildings go up and down, and businesses come and go. Perhaps none quite as starkly as this previously featured old bar. Sometimes, however, the more things change, the more they somehow remain the same. Like the place below that I first photographed almost 4 years ago. And then once again last weekend. It’s now different, but also the same, as well as similarly hinting at some kind of unknown story.
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MSC Cruises Adds Another Ship to Homeport at Port Canaveral This Year

In a surprise move, Port Canaveral will welcome a new cruise line to its line-up sooner than expected.  MSC Cruises will send MSC Seaside to cruise from Port Canaveral this November 2020.  This is in addition to the cruise line moving MSC Divina to Port Read More The post MSC Cruises Adds Another Ship to Homeport at Port Canaveral This Year appeared first on .
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Best Apple Crumble With Calvados and Brown Butter

Dear Reader, this is the best apple crumble recipe! Just a couple of ingredients will transform the humble apple crumble to something special indeed. Calvados and vanilla baked apples are blanketed with a crumble topping with crunchy almonds, browned butter and oatmeal!
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Our next stop was Figeac which turned out to be a delightful place. It’s one of those ancient cities with narrow streets winding around the center too narrow for cars so parking was difficult. A lot of the building had these balconies on the top floor but used for storage years ago. There was, of course, a church, and this one had a really lovely chapel. A wood carving on theside walls. A hilly village as you can see with a San Francisco type curving street to goup and ...
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World's oldest heli-skier

Heli-skiing is the ultimate adrenaline rush, and despite what you may think, it’s not just reserved for 20-something adventure junkies. Gordon Precious of Hamilton, Ontario, decided to celebrate his 95th birthday in style by heli-skiing in the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia. In doing so, he set a Guinness World Record as the oldest person to ever heli-ski. Photo: CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures “When we first arrived at CMH Cariboos,” he said, “ I was just delighted with the rec...
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Barry Jenkins, Leonardo DiCaprio & Netflix Developing Virunga Film Adaptation

Barry Jenkins, Leonardo DiCaprio & Netflix Developing Virunga Film Adaptation Deadline is reporting that Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk), Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Netflix are teaming up on a feature adaptation of the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {...
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‘Fly Brother’ host Ernest White II

Few people have what it takes to turn a personal blog into a nationally broadcasted travel show. Ernest White II, who has circumnavigated the globe six times and visited some 70 countries, is one of those few. We caught up with Ernest White II, the creator and host of the new travel show Fly Brother with Ernest White II, which airs on various public television stations. He shared what it took to turn his personal blog into a travel show. Ernest recalled the exact moment he realized the import...
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Sahara dust cloud coming to the US

You wouldn’t think that a dust storm in the Sahara Desert could have much impact on the US, but that’s exactly what’s happening this week. While it’s not uncommon for dust plumes to travel across the Atlantic Ocean, one particularly large dust cloud from the Sahara is passing through the Caribbean right now and heading for the southeastern US. Dan Kottlowski, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist and lead hurricane expert, said, “According to scientists that I have gotten some information from, th...
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La Luna brings Michoacán mezcal

Around 2015, Salvador Picazo Chavez came across a story that mentioned mezcal was a quickly growing spirit category. It could have been from a number of sources — everywhere from food-centric places like Eater and Food & Wine to general interest magazines like Vogue and Forbes was trying to explain mezcal to their audience that year — but one thing stood out. “It was a corny headline and a corny story,” Chavez says, “but what hit me is that they mentioned Oaxaca as the only place to get mezca...
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EU borders might stay closed to US

As the European Union sets guidelines for reopening borders to visitors from non-European countries, there’s one conspicuous absence from the list: the United States. Due to the US’ poor coronavirus response, and the continued surge of cases, the country is joining the ranks of Russia and Brazil on the EU’s blacklist, according to draft lists obtained by The New York Times. Although travelers from pretty much everywhere have been barred from visiting Europe since March, external borders are ...
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Column: Oil prices transitioning to next phase of cycle - Kemp - Reuters

Column: Oil prices transitioning to next phase of cycle - Kemp - Reuters:Brent futures prices have risen by more than 80% over the last two months, the fastest increase at any point for more than a quarter of a century, as the market has rebounded from its worst crisis in decades.Front-month Brent futures have averaged nearly $42 per barrel over the last five trading sessions, compared with less than $23 over the same period in late April, based on daily closing prices from ICE Futures Europe.Gl...
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Global natural gas production to fall by 2.6% this year: Rystad Energy - Reuters

Global natural gas production to fall by 2.6% this year: Rystad Energy - Reuters:Global natural gas output is set to fall by 2.6% this year because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, after previously being expected to grow, consultancy Rystad Energy said on Tuesday.Rystad Energy had expected total natural gas production to rise to 4,233 billion cubic meters (bcm) in 2020 from 4,069 bcm last year.Now it expects production to be 3,962 bcm for this year, rising to 4,015 bcm in 2021 and to 4,09...
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Oil Falls From a Three-Month High Before Key Inventory Report - Bloomberg

Oil Falls From a Three-Month High Before Key Inventory Report - Bloomberg:Oil slipped from a three-month high before a U.S. government report expected to show another increase in inventories, signaling the market still has its work cut out to clear a massive supply glut.Crude futures earlier rallied after President Donald Trump insisted the U.S.-China trade deal was “fully intact,” contradicting remarks from a trade adviser that sent markets into a tailspin. While the market has been buoyed in r...
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Botched Virgin Mary art restoration

Art restoration is a tricky and delicate business. Maintaining a piece’s aesthetic integrity, while also preserving its condition, is not a job for amateurs. This is exemplified by the recent failed restoration attempt of a painting by artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo in Spain. The anonymous owner commissioned an amateur restorer to restore a copy of Murillo’s “The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables,” which resulted in a misshapen Virgin Mary that looks more like the central character ...
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Eurostar will use face scans instead

As contactless check-ins become increasingly popular due to social distancing measures, technology that eliminates person-to-person contact is likely to become the norm even after the COVID-19 pandemic passes. New boarding and border procedures for Eurostar will eliminate the need for passengers to show their passports, instead allowing them to travel using facial recognition technology. Scheduled for launch in March 2021, the facial recognition system will allow passengers to travel passpor...
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Horizon Properties Group Maintains Business Continuity with Aptech’s PVNG During CV19

PITTSBURGH - "I came onboard Horizon Properties Group in late 2015 and started to review cloud-based hotel accounting software systems. This was three years before the CV19 difficulty began. When we deployed Aptech's PVNG Enterprise Accounting this February we did not plan for a pandemic, but PVNG has been instrumental in our business continuity because now we can oversee financial performance and effectively manage operations remotely," said Joshua M. Morgan, CHTP, director of technology...
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Vilnius has set up a beach

The city of Vilnius has proven to be very creative while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, transforming its city center into a sprawling open-air cafe for socially distanced dining and using its quiet airport runway as a drive-in movie theater to keep its people entertained safely. Now, the Lithuanian capital is turning its largest square into an open beach. From June 23 to August 31, Lukiškės Square will be fitted with white sand, wooden paths, sun loungers, a lifeguard tower, and chang...
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UK ministers in talks to create air bridges with 'core' European nations

Plan could allow Britons to holiday in Spain, Italy and other countries without quarantining on return Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters are in talks to create “air bridges” with a number of “core” European countries including Spain, Italy, Greece, France, Turkey and Croatia to let holidaymakers go abroad this summer without having to quarantine on their return.Austria and Germany are also among the countries officials are considering, the Guardian understands...
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Covid-19 Recovery: #Oman Offers Interest Free Loans to Businesses - Bloomberg

Covid-19 Recovery: Oman Offers Interest Free Loans to Businesses - Bloomberg:Oman will offer interest-free loans to help small and medium-sized firms and other business owners that have suffered losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.The emergency program announced on Tuesday is among the first measures taken by a committee set up by Haitham bin Tariq Al Said to counter the economic fallout of Covid-19, according to Oman Television.The Gulf nation has already trimmed its budget spending and anno...
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PM Hotel Group Launches Peace Of Mind By PM Hotel Group

CHEVY CHASE, The world has fundamentally changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and how people travel is also evolving. PM Hotel Group launched its initial cleaning and sanitation playbook in April. PMxPM: Peace of Mind by PM Hotel Group, our recently enhanced initiative, extends beyond cleanliness and includes a comprehensive program for delivering holistic, thoughtful hospitality and true Peace of Mind to our guests across our entire portfolio.
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Another Summer - The Life of a Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

A wave of heat poured out of the guest's room as he opened the door.
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On Tech: Mac OS 11

For the first time in years (at least that’s what it feels like), I watched the entirety of an Apple press event, while it streamed live. I used to live and breathe for these — and that’s when they were being streamed at ridiculous late-night (or early-morning) hours in Tokyo — but have felt myself slowly caring less and less for them over the years, with the majority of what is presented feeling more like “updates” than new exciting products. But I’m currently on vacation, and so yesterday I de...
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On Magazines: Monocle

The first issue of Monocle (March 2007). I’m quite vocal about my love for Monocle. I was truly excited when it first launched in 2007 (being an old-school fan of Tyler Brûlé’s previous title, Wallpaper), and have read every single issue since (well, I missed one issue a couple of years ago). It’s also the only magazine that I continue to read in paper form. I got a subscription to the paper edition of Wired last year, but let it expire as I felt I got absolutely nothing out of that editi...
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Mideast Stocks: #Saudi quiet amid haj curbs on foreigners; #Dubai extends gains | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Saudi quiet amid haj curbs on foreigners; Dubai extends gains | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Saudi Arabian shares closed up on Tuesday, reversing earlier losses following the kingdom's decision to bar arrivals from abroad to attend the annual haj pilgrimage due to the coronavirus, while property shares boosted Dubai's index.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index ended up 0.1%, helped by a 2.2% gain in Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services.The kingdom is to limit the number of domestic pilgrims to ...
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Virus inflates allure of #AbuDhabi gas pipelines

Abu Dhabi’s garage sale is continuing apace. The emirate on Tuesday sold a 49% stake in state oil giant ADNOC’s gas pipeline business to a host of blue-chip international investors. It’s the latest transaction in a scheme that had already seen it raise $19 billion from similar sales since 2016. Covid-19 appears to have helped inflate the latest $10 billion haul. The deal puts an enterprise value of $20.7 billion on 982 kilometres of ADNOC pipeline. That’s significantly more than the $15 billi...
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