Hawaii tries to work out tourist testing, braces for July 4 crowds, Hana Highway to remain closed, newspaper jobs cut in union deal, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki Aquarium ©2020 All Hawaii News The Waikiki Aquarium reopened on Monday with new safety measures like barriers and face mask requirements in place. KITV4.=====Gov. David Ige says Hawaii will be ready for tourists on Aug. 1. Gov. David Ige said Monday that Hawaii will be ready by Aug. 1 to implement the passenger testing program that would allow out-of-state travelers to bypass the 14-day quarantine, despite the concerns of some local residents and the rising coronavirus cases. Star...
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LGBTQ Travel in Cape Town

Nicknamed South Africa’s Pink City by the LGBTQ community, and affectionately known as the Mother City to all South Africans, there is no place on Earth quite like Cape Town. From the exquisite natural beauty of its mountains, oceans, and Winelands to the buzzing nightlife and exciting culinary scene, there are many reasons why Cape Town should be on any traveler’s bucket list. For LGBTQ travelers, Cape Town is the undisputed queer capital of Africa, with an inclusive culture and community th...
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A dilapidated and uniquely paint daubed old Japanese house

Ramshackle structures are incredibly common in Japan. Not just in rural areas either, as away from its main entertainment and shopping hubs, Tokyo has more than its fair share of them. There are countless homes, shops and restaurants that despite their utterly dilapidated states, are more often than not still in use. And yet despite seeing so many that I have an Instagram account almost entirely devoted to them, this particular house is like nothing else. It’s still lived in for starters. The ...
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No Surprise. Norwegian Cancels All Cruises Until October

This morning’s news came as no surprise here.  Along with the other major cruise lines that have suspended all cruises through September, today Norwegian Cruise Line cancels all cruises through September as well.  What about their continued hope to cruise to Alaska this year?  Norwegian Read More The post No Surprise. Norwegian Cancels All Cruises Until October appeared first on .
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CHEESY Gnocchi Bolognese Bake

This cheesy gnocchi bolognese bake is pure winter comfort food and combines two Italian favourites - pillowy bites of potato gnocchi and a rich Bolognese ragu. While it may look a bit rustic, this totally delivers in flavour!
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Traditional fermented foods

Fermentation is an ancient culinary technique used around the world. It was originally developed to preserve food during harsh winters and food shortages before the time of refrigeration. Vikings traversing the oceans on long voyages needed a supply of edible fish so they didn’t starve while at sea, so they invented lutefisk. Too dangerous to fish on the ice in the winter? The Inuit people have an answer: Stuff a seal carcass with birds and bury it underground until it ferments. And if you’re...
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What four Housekeeping concerns are keeping you up all night?

Over the past 10 weeks, Optii has been fully analyzing over 37 COVID-19 cleaning protocol initiatives by top brands and management companies. We have also been in constant communication with industry leaders to learn about their main Housekeeping concerns related to the new cleaning and safety protocols they are implementing to keep their staff and guests healthy and safe, while limiting the risk of legal liability they might face in the future.
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Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities - The San Diego Union-Tribune:Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery fell 43 cents to settle at $39.27 a barrel Tuesday. Brent crude oil for August delivery fell 56 cents to $41.15 a barrel.Wholesale gasoline for July delivery rose 2 cents to $1.20 a gallon. July heating oil rose 1 cent to $1.18 a gallon. August natural gas rose 4 cents to $1.75 per 1,000 cubic feet.Gold for August delivery rose $19.30 to $1,800.50 an ounce, silver f...
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What to Do With Your Stuff If You're Moving Abroad

Last week I asked Lifehacker readers to share their most pressing questions about about moving abroad. More than a few of you wondered: What the heck are you supposed to do with your stuff if you want to move abroad? Read more...
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I went to many places on my own while Maurice and his grandson were hiking the Camino. Most I had never heard of. Many places were small villages with churches in the middle and, often a castle. They were all mostly in the area of France called Lot. A dungen, or donjon, in a very nice village of Capdenac. I was the only tourist there. A Citroën, or Deux Chavaux, French made. They stopped making them in 1990 so they are getting rarer to see. There are clubs where I’m sure parts are ba...
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NASA’s timelapse of the sun

Over the past decade, from June 1, 2010, to June 2, 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has been watching the sun nonstop, capturing 425 million high-resolution images of the star. From those images, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected one picture taken every hour by SDO and compiled them into a 61-minute video, with each second representing approximately one day. The timelapse showcases the sun’s outer atmospheric layer, called the corona. It gives you a rare, ...
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What You Need to Know About Global Entry Enrollment Right Now

As both domestic and international travel begin to fully reopen, travelers will see more travel operations follow suit. The first to begin phasing back in were passport services. Now, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has announced that Global Entry enrollment will return on July 6th.Read more...
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Koalas may be extinct by 2050 in NSW

According to the year-long parliamentary inquiry conducted by the Australian state of New South Wales, koalas are in danger of going extinct before 2050 in the region. The report revealed that the species is seriously threatened by habitat loss, largely due to logging and clearing of forests. The bushfires earlier this year certainly didn’t help either, with about 24 percent of koala habitat on public land impacted. “Given the scale of loss as a result of the fires to many significant local p...
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Oil’s Rebound From Historic Crash Brings Best Quarter Since 1990 - Bloomberg

Oil’s Rebound From Historic Crash Brings Best Quarter Since 1990 - Bloomberg:After posting its worst quarter on record, oil’s now headed for its best three months in 30 years as it bounces back from this year’s historic crash. Yet the rebound remains tenuous.Futures in New York have almost doubled in value this quarter, buoyed by OPEC+ production cuts and rebounding oil consumption in post-lockdown China. The market’s climb from negative territory in April has been swift but bumpy, with the U.S....
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Americans officially banned from entering EU, at least for now

The European Union made an agreement on a list of 15 countries that could travel in its bloc from July 1st.Citizens of the United States, as well as Russia, Brazil and India, are not on it.The exclusion of the U.S. reflects concerns over its coronavirus surge. From July 1st, when its external borders will re-open, American tourists won't be welcome in Europe, decrees a new agreement from the European Union. The bloc decided on a list of 15 safe countries whose residents would be allowed to trav...
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Abasolo corn whisky from Mexico

Whiskey runs on corn. It’s the defining ingredient in bourbon in the United States and often rounds out rye whiskeys in the US and Canada. The most popular Irish whiskeys, including Jameson, use corn, as do many Scotch whisky blends. Yet in the birthplace of corn, Mexico, corn whiskeys have typically been somewhat of an afterthought. A distillery in Jilotepec de Abasolo, Mexico, is working to change that with ancestral corn and traditional techniques. Abasolo Whisky is made with 100-percent c...
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Hawaii quarantine avoidable with negative COVID test Aug 1

The Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau issued a statement following a Facebook session By Governor David Ige today, reiterating his confirmation of a 72-hour requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for Hawaii arrivals to avoid the mandatory 14-day quarantine now in place beginning August 1. Travelers will be responsible for their pre-test. Testing will not […] The post Hawaii quarantine avoidable with negative COVID test Aug 1 appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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#Dubai World ends historic restructuring with final payment | Financial Times

Dubai World ends historic restructuring with final payment | Financial Times:Dubai World has made a final $8.2bn payment to creditors, ending the most complicated and highest-profile restructuring to stem from the debt crisis that almost overwhelmed the Gulf emirate a decade ago.Dubai was forced to raise $20bn in emergency loans in 2009 to cope with the credit crunch and to prevent a default by Dubai World’s main real estate arm that was heavily exposed to the then collapsing property market. Th...
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Check Out Dog Poop Stations Around the World!

In this unusual summer, travel for many of us just involves virtual visits to world museums and attractions. So how about a virtual visit to attractions you might see when dog walking: dog waste stations! Hop on and take a virtual trip around the world to check out some of the dog poop signs from ... Read More about Check Out Dog Poop Stations Around the World! This post first appeared in Link to original post: Check Out Dog Poop Stations Around the World!
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Italian village offers free stays

Countries are pulling out all the stops this summer to (responsibly) encourage tourism. The Italian village of San Giovanni in Galdo in southern Italy is making prospective visitors an offer that’s pretty tough to refuse. For travelers who visit between July and October, the village is offering free accommodation in one of its many vacant homes. Population decline has led to the abandonment of several houses, which are now being repurposed for tourist accommodation. The initiative is called ...
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Exclusive: DAMAC's chairman considers taking company private - sources - Reuters

Exclusive: DAMAC's chairman considers taking company private - sources - Reuters:The chairman of DAMAC Properties DAMAC.DU, owner of the only Trump-branded golf club in the Middle East, is weighing buying out minority shareholders and taking the $1.1 billion Dubai-listed company private, three sources familiar with the talks said.Hussain Sajwani, who founded the company nearly two decades ago, has been exploring the deal since late 2019 after DAMAC’s share price plunged over the past two years, ...
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Destinations accepting US tourists

Figuring out this summer’s travel restrictions feels like navigating a labyrinth with no ball of thread. At best, it’s maddening. At worst, it’s simply impossible. The public health situation of every country is fluid, meaning concrete reopening dates are as elusive as airline tickets with no cancellation fees. This is incredibly frustrating for those eager for a much-needed summer vacation. Luckily, some destinations have already reopened their borders to international tourism, or set hard d...
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#Qatar banks Al Khaliji and Masraf Al Rayan begin merger talks - Reuters

Qatar banks Al Khaliji and Masraf Al Rayan begin merger talks - Reuters:Qatari lenders al Khaliji KCBK.QA and Masraf Al Rayan MARK.QA said on Tuesday they had started negotiating a potential merger that could create a combined entity with more than 164 billion riyals ($45.04 billion) in total assets.The merger is subject to regulatory approval from authorities including the Qatar Central Bank, the Qatar Financial Markets Authority, and the Ministry of Commerce, and the approval of the two banks’...
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Curtailed hajj compounds #Saudi economic woes - Arabianbusiness

Curtailed hajj compounds Saudi economic woes - Arabianbusiness:Vacant religious sites. Abandoned pilgrim tents. Lifeless hotels. A stunning emptiness - and fears of economic ruin - haunt the usually bustling city of Makkah after Saudi authorities curtailed the hajj pilgrimage over coronavirus.Islam's holiest city usually hosts millions of pilgrims for the annual rite, but the kingdom has barred overseas visitors from this year's event, scheduled for late July.The hajj and the lesser umrah pilgri...
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UPDATE 1-Perella Weinberg to advise on NMC's fertility unit sale -sources - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Perella Weinberg to advise on NMC's fertility unit sale -sources - Reuters:The administrators of hospital operator NMC Health have selected Perella Weinberg Partners to advise on the sale of its international fertility business, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. NMC bought a controlling stake in Spain-based fertility business Clínica Eugin in 2015 for an enterprise value of 143 million euros ($161 million). It also has operations in Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Brazil and...
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Aarogya Setu faces unidentified issues; new privacy policy, terms of use might be released in a couple of days

A number of users were automatically logged out of the Aarogya Setu app and asked to re-register with all their personal information on the app’s 90th day (June 30). Those who tried to re-register also faced issues. Few users got the message “Service Unavailable” while others got the message “Unable to Evaluate your Risk Status”. The app’s official Twitter account also acknowledged the issue. Some users have reported login errors on Aarogya Setu. Our technical teams are on the job. We will be b...
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#Dubai's economy shrank by 3.5% year-on-year in first-quarter amid coronavirus crisis - Reuters

Dubai's economy shrank by 3.5% year-on-year in first-quarter amid coronavirus crisis - Reuters:Dubai’s real gross domestic product shrank by 3.5% year-on-year in the first quarter, the government’s media office said in a statement on Tuesday, as the Middle East’s business and tourism hub feels the impact of the coronavirus crisis.Citing data from the emirate’s statistics centre, the government said some sectors such as real estate and finance had however kept momentum despite the pandemic. “Duba...
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Gulf economies to shrink by 7.6% this year, IMF says - Reuters

Gulf economies to shrink by 7.6% this year, IMF says - Reuters:Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will see their economies shrink by 7.6% this year, an International Monetary Fund official said on Tuesday, revising downwards April forecasts of nearly 3%.The six GCC nations are, with varying degrees, facing steep economic declines as the slowdown in business activity due to the coronavirus pandemic is amplified by a price drop in hydrocarbons, which are their main source of revenue.The IMF ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks weigh on #Saudi as most major Gulf markets ease - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks weigh on Saudi as most major Gulf markets ease - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Most major Gulf stock markets fell onTuesday, with Saudi leading losses on the back of declines infinancial shares.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index dropped 0.9%, with AlRajhi Bank down 1.1% while Samba Financial Group fell 2.7%, ending three sessions of gains spurred byan initial merger agreement with National Commercial Bank (NCB).NCB, the kingdom's biggest lender, was down 0.3%.A senior Inter...
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Oil slips slightly on rising coronavirus cases, returning Libyan supplies - Reuters

Oil slips slightly on rising coronavirus cases, returning Libyan supplies - Reuters:Oil prices slipped on Tuesday as investors worried that rising COVID-19 cases would hurt demand while supply could rise with a potential resurgence of Libyan oil production, which has slowed to a trickle since the start of the year.The more-active September contract for Brent LCOc2 was down 5 cents at $41.80 a barrel by 1:31 p.m. EST (1731 GMT), after gaining 92 cents in the previous session. The August contract ...
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