With feature updates and new accessories, the RODECaster Pro is a podcaster’s dream come true

You might have been considering – or have already started – picking up a new hobby this year, particularly one you can do at home. Podcasting seems to be a popular option, and RODE is a company that has done more to cater specifically to this audience than just about any other audio company out there. The RODECaster Pro ($599) all-in-one podcast production studio that they released in 2018 is a fantastic tool for anyone looking to maximize their podcast potential, and with amazing new firmware u...
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Fairways and FunDays adds new talent to roster

The par-five 18th at The Golf Course at Adare Manor Golf tour operator “Fairways and FunDays” has added a number of golf industry professionals to its team in Co Clare professionals Padraig McGrath and Sinead Sexton and Fit For Golf’s Mike Carroll.Welcoming the new team members, Peter Lawrie, former Tour Professional and Director of Golf at the Fairwa...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Rocks or honu?

Mahalo to Val Lardent from Lakewood, Colorado for sharing this neat Aloha Friday Photo with us. Val took this shot at Ho’okipa Beach Park on Maui while visiting in February 2020. Wow, look at all those honu (sea turtles) resting on the beach! How many do you count? Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Rocks or honu? appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Ige cautions Hawaii residents about traveling, identity thieves steal $16M in unemployment benefits, bill gives counties power over vacation rentals, requires traveler disclosures, Supreme Court punts Deedy case, more news from all the Hawaiian islands

Hawaii coral ©2020 All Hawaii News State Gives 14 Reasons For Commercial Aquarium Permit FEIS Rejection. In an official "non-acceptance" of the final environmental impact statement, the State of Hawaiʻi DLNR detailed the reasons for its decision. Big Island Video News.Hawai‘i Defers 3% Tariff Increase at State Harbors. The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation Harbors Division will defer the scheduled 3% tariff increase on the orders of Governor David Ige. Big Island Now.=====Vacation rent...
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Pinehurst Resort & JSX Partner for All-Inclusive Summer Golf Getaway

The Cradle of American Golf and Leading Hop-on Jet Service Offer Direct Flights to Pinehurst from Dallas and New York
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Oil dips on rise in U.S. coronavirus cases, set for weekly fall - Reuters

Oil dips on rise in U.S. coronavirus cases, set for weekly fall - Reuters:Oil prices settled lower on Friday as new coronavirus cases spiked in the United States and China, and on growing concerns about rising U.S. output ticking up while crude stockpiles sat at record highs.Brent crude futures settled down 3 cents at $40.91, falling 1% on the week. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 23 cents to $38.49, down 1.6% on the week.Earlier gains, supported by optimism over rising roa...
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Middle East, Gulf Deals: $25 Billion Inked in the Week - Bloomberg

Middle East, Gulf Deals: $25 Billion Inked in the Week - Bloomberg:It’s been a busy week for dealmaking in the Middle East.In a matter of days, about $25 billion in deals have been struck in the oil-rich region, including the year’s biggest infrastructure and banking transactions even as the coronavirus pandemic cripples overall dealmaking.The blitz is quite rare for a region often known for political unrest and its influence on energy markets. It is also welcome relief for investment bankers lo...
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Colombo On A Plate, Sri Lanka

My series on Sri Lanka comes to a delicious end with this 24 hour itinerary. This itinerary is if you've only got short time in Colombo and you want to eat and sleep well. Start with a genuine farmer's market (where you're likely to be the only tourist), a well made coffee or brunch and sample short eats, eat at Park Mews, take a look at one of the world's most beautiful mosques and finish with a delicious meal!
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Britons to be allowed to holiday abroad from July via 'air bridges'

Ministers also expected to end policy of quarantining arrivals to the UK for 14 daysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOverseas holidays will be given the green light from early next month, with the government expected to suspend the 14-day quarantine period for a series of countries and also setting up so-called air bridge arrangements for overseas destinations.While the full list of countries involved is still being confirmed, the initial phase of travel opening up is ...
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What Do You Want to Know About Moving Abroad?

As an expat (a person who lives and works in a country outside of their home country), I have lived in five different countries around the world (Egypt, Poland, China, Malaysia, and Mexico). I am often asked a variety of questions, from what made me take the leap, to what the cost of living is like and is it much…Read more...
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Case Surge Could Derail Middle East Momentum

Like the rest of the world, the Middle East's hotel industry fell off the cliff in March and sunk deeper in April. But if May is any indication, its fortunes may slowly be turning, albeit still well off pre-COVID levels.
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Japan, Taiwan and South Korea - Is reduced testing really the answer?

Many are lauding the success that countries like Japan, Taiwan and South Korea have had in controlling the novel coronavirus.  Policies like contact tracing and widespread use of masks are cited as the reasons why their numbers are so low. Japan has identified 18,110 cases and has tallied 968 Covid deaths, that's just 8 deaths per million of population.  Taiwan has a mere 447 confirmed Covid cases and just 7 deaths for less than 1 per million of population.  South Korea has identified 12,602 cas...
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U.S. hotel demand not expected to fully recover until 2023

Even with improving performance already underway, U.S. hotel demand will not return completely to pre-pandemic levels until 2023, according to the latest forecast revision from STR and Tourism Economics."Compared with our last forecast, we actually improved our demand projection for 2020 from -45.0% to -36.2%, but we expect it to take 11 quarters for the number of room nights sold to rise to the corresponding levels of 2019," said Jan Freitag, STR's senior VP of lodging insights. "Similar...
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STR: U.S. weekly hotel performance video

Each week, STR analysts provide a deep-dive into U.S. hotel performance. The most recent video, highlighting performance for 14-20 June, is linked below.Key highlights:
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Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores for good

As other retailers begin the slow, cautious move to reopen, Microsoft has announced that will be permanently shutting down the vast majority of its retail stores. There are some exceptions, including flagships in urban hubs including London, New York City, Sydney and its own campus in Redmond, Washington, but the remainder of the locations are going away. Microsoft has since written to clarify that those handful of locations that will remain will be turned into “Microsoft Experience Centers,...
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Exclusive: In a first, Netflix censors Hollywood film in India, cuts Kashmir from Mission Impossible: Fallout

You’re reading it here first: Netflix has censored a Hollywood film in India, removing mentions and maps of Kashmir from Mission Impossible: Fallout. This is a first for the platform in India. While this is the version of the film that was released in theatres in India, it’s noteworthy that Netflix took an unusual step of releasing this censored version online, on its platform, as well. This is something it has not done for any other Mission Impossible film. In a statement to MediaNama, Netflix ...
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Super Easy Baked Samosas – Air Fryer & Oven Version

Growing up with a Dad who HAD to have his Samosa fix at least once a week meant that I believed it was the most normal thing to do. I mean, I fully supported the fact that my Mom needed a break from cooking our meals and what’s better than crispy warm Samosas dunked into cool, creamy chutneys on a Friday night! Except, that wasn’t what most families I knew were doing. None of my friends or anyone I know for that matter, are as crazy for Samosas as I am – so much so, that when the lockdown was an...
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Healthcare industry’s wish list for India’s Personal Data Protection Bill

By Nikhil Pahwa and Aditi Agrawal The risks are too great, the use cases are too unclear, and a broad Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, does not adequately take into account the concerns of the healthcare sector. Doctors speaking at MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, 2020, felt that there needs to be a different, sectoral approach to protect healthcare data. This discussion was supported by Microsoft, Google, TMT Law Practice and the...
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Targeted procurement, outsourcing, AI/ML: How Survey of India is planning digital mapping of villages using drones

The Survey of India, which was chosen by the central government to digitally map all Indian villages using drones in the next four years, knows that it is a challenging task. The organisation’s in-house capability — both in terms of technology and manpower — will not be enough to achieve the target, and as a result, it’s calling on private companies in the drone ecosystem to assist it. In particular, the Survey of India is looking to release drone procurement tenders of small sizes, so that star...
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4 Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July in 2020 as a Family

The best way to celebrate Fourth of July is by spending time with family, friends, and loved ones. Many are still wanting to practice safe social distancing, and others are ready to gather in large groups again. However, if you’re wanting to celebrate Fourth of July as a family, rest assured that there are plenty of ways to make it a special day. Make this 4th of July one to remember! Enjoying the Outdoors A simple family hike with a picnic at the end by a stream, waterfall, ...
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Gaylord Hotels Re-Open Today Marking a Positive Return for the Hospitality Industry

Today marks a significant milestone in the return to business of the U.S. hotel industry, as three sprawling resorts reopen their doors. Ready to welcome back travelers this summer, Gaylord Rockies in Colorado, Gaylord Palms in Florida and Gaylord Opryland in Tennessee join the recently opened Gaylord Texan to offer four hotel and entertainment destinations that provide a multitude of experiences within acres of indoor space as well as outdoor pool play. Diverse summer programming include...
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How Much Money Has #SaudiArabia Lost From Oil-Price War? - Bloomberg

How Much Money Has Saudi Arabia Lost From Oil-Price War? - Bloomberg: Oil prices fell so much in April that even with record volumes of exports, Saudi Arabia’s earnings from crude plunged 65% from a year earlier. Brent has risen almost 60% since the beginning of May to around $40 a barrel, but that’s in large part because the kingdom and other major producers such as Russia have cut supplies. That means Saudi finances are unlikely to get a major boost soon. [Author: [email protected] (Ru...
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Sonder Raised $170 Million in Funding for Its Hotel and Short-Term Rental Model

Today, we are announcing that we recently closed on a Series E round of $170 million, led by Fidelity, WestCap, and Inovia Capital, which brings Sonder's valuation to $1.3 billion. In the coming weeks, we expect to raise additional capital from new and returning investors that will bring our Series E total to around $200 million. This fundraise and valuation increase comes after the most severe downturn the hospitality industry has ever faced. While we expect the recovery from the pandemi...
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Amsterdam ejects Airbnb et al from three central districts in latest p2p platform limits

Another brick in the wall for vacation rental platforms: Amsterdam is booting Airbnb and other such platforms from three districts in the city’s old center from July 1, further tightening its rules for such services. In other districts in the famous city of canals, vacation rentals will only be permitted with a permit from next Wednesday, still for a maximum of 30 nights per year. The latest tightening of the city’s rules on Airbnb and similar platforms comes after a period of consultation wi...
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RPT-Rainy day hastens sovereign wealth funds' refocus to home - Reuters

RPT-Rainy day hastens sovereign wealth funds' refocus to home - Reuters:Famed for snapping up glitzy real estate and stakes in troubled international banks during the global financial crisis, sovereign wealth funds are investing more at home, a trend set to accelerate in the wake of the economic carnage wrought by COVID-19.Some of these state-owned entities, such as Singapore’s Temasek Holdings, already acted more as development funds aimed at supporting their countries’ economies, but many of t...
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End voluntourism and the white saviour industrial complex

We need to dismantle the unequal systems we have upheld in Africa. Divesting from missionary tours is a good place to start The post End voluntourism and the white saviour industrial complex appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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UNESCO: The Next Normal

After 1945, UNESCO was born of one conviction: the most serious crisis in our history could give birth to a better, more united humanity. This idea is more topical than ever after the global coronavirus crisis, which called into question our priorities, our ways of life and the very functioning of our society. At the same time, new hopes and forms of solidarity were born. But as the world starts to emerge from the pandemic, there is a great temptation to simply forget and retu...
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STR: U.K. weekly hotel performance update

Each week, STR analysts provide a deep-dive into U.K. hotel performance. The most recent video, highlighting performance for the week of 15-21 June, is linked below.Key highlights:
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SevenRooms Raises $50m Series B Round With Providence Strategic Growth

SevenRooms ("the Company"), a fully-integrated, data-driven guest experience platform for the hospitality industry, has raised a $50 million Series B funding round led by Providence Strategic Growth ("PSG"). This latest funding aims to support SevenRooms' continued global expansion and enable the company to further enhance the industry's only end-to-end guest experience platform focused on helping operators build profitable, direct relationships with their guests. In conjunction with the ...
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Oil prices inch up as demand upswing counters virus concerns - Reuters

Oil prices inch up as demand upswing counters virus concerns - Reuters:Oil prices inched up on Friday as the bullish impetus from signs of fuel demand recovery was kept in check by a rising number of new coronavirus cases in the United States and China and tentative expecations of U.S. output ticking up.Brent crude LCOc1 futures were 38 cents higher at $41.43 at 0829 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures were up 29 cents at $39.01.Both contracts are on track for a weekly fal...
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