Hawaiian Airlines booking mainland routes, University of Hawaii reopening Aug. 24, Blangiardi's past scrutinized, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian Airlines loaded for service ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaiian Airlines to resume most U.S. mainland routes, increase interisland schedules. Hawaiian Airlines announced today that it is resuming most of its U.S. mainland routes and will increase its neighbor island schedule — although international service will remain suspended due to restrictions on inbound travel. Star-Advertiser.Hawaiian Airlines to Resume Most US Mainland Routes. Hawaiian Airlines is set to resume a reduced sched...
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Review of ‘Breathtaking: K2' film

K2 is known as the “savage mountain.” At 28,251 feet, this Karakoram peak is the world’s second tallest, behind only Mt. Everest, but it is the world’s toughest mountain to climb. The new film Breathtaking: K2 – The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain stars renowned Eddie Bauer alpine climbing guides Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez, along with photographer Esteban “Topo” Mena, in their attempt to summit the world’s second-highest mountain without supplemental oxygen. The journey follows the pai...
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The Climate Win

This week’s Climate Win dives into the often elusive practice of cross-sector unity. Public, private, and non-profit sectors seem very distant in both goals and action when it comes to climate initiatives. But signs are emerging that this is changing, largely due to increased demand from the public. The Environment and Energy Study Institute released poll data in April of this year showing massive bipartisan support for renewable energy development, even if participants on opposite sides of ...
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United adds flights for August 2020

As demand for travel picks up again, United Airlines is adding nearly 25,000 flights to its schedule for August. Most of these additions will come in the form of domestic flights as United prepares to add over 600 daily flights to more than 200 airports across the United States, resume 50 suspended routes, and double the number of flights from its New York/Newark hub. By August, the airline will be operating 48 percent of its 2019 domestic schedule. In a press release, Ankit Gupta, United’s ...
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Mona Lisa private viewings

The Louvre is finally opening again after temporarily closing due to the coronavirus pandemic back in March. On July 6, France’s most famous museum will reopen with new social distancing measures in place, including reserving specific time slots for viewing exhibitions, and mask-wearing. While this might be inconvenient for many visitors, who are used to just being able to show up and stroll the museum at their leisure, it could actually prove useful for exhibits that are typically overcrowde...
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Japanese N700S bullet train

Japan’s bullet trains were some of the finest examples of rail technology in the world even before they were built to withstand earthquakes. Operational since July 1, the newest bullet train connecting Tokyo and Osaka on the Tokaido Shinkansen line of the Central Japan Railway was designed with both safety and comfort in mind. The N700S, for “Supreme,” has an all-new self-propulsion system that allows the train to run on battery for a limited time in the event of an earthquake or other emerge...
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Swedish COVID-19 response probe

As countries around the world went into lockdown to flatten the COVID-19 curve back in March, Sweden took a more relaxed approach: Citizens were asked to stay home and avoid others who might be high-risk, while schools, businesses, and gatherings were largely unaffected. Sweden now has almost 10 times as many COVID-19 cases as neighboring Norway. In addition to more than 70,000 cases, over 5,000 Swedes who tested positive for COVID-19 have died, roughly 20 times Norway’s 250 fatalities. At a ...
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Seven Reasons UAE Residents Can Travel Abroad

Residents and citizens of UAE would now require a valid reason, along with a paid permit, to travel out of UAE. The National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has specified seven reasons for which UAE citizens and residents can travel abroad. Travelers can apply for a permit through an ‘exit registration service’ launched […] The post Seven Reasons UAE Residents Can Travel Abroad appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Old Tokyo shutters and smiles

The shop below has presumably long since closed, but like so many little businesses in Tokyo, it’s a part of the house, so is still in use for storage, comings and goings, plus now and again a good bit of gossiping. The latter was briefly interrupted when they spotted me, but thankfully there was time for a clearly visible yet covered smile before they got right back to it.
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England's quarantine to be dropped for Spain, Italy, France and Germany

Rule change to come into effect on 10 July, with full list of countries published on FridayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEnglish holidaymakers will be able to visit Spain, Italy, France and Germany without having to quarantine for 14 days on their return and travel restrictions on up to 60 other countries and territories are also set to be lifted.The government’s rule change will come into effect on 10 July with the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, describing it a...
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Covid Stimulus: #SaudiArabia Extends Some Measure for Businesses - Bloomberg

Covid Stimulus: Saudi Arabia Extends Some Measure for Businesses - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia is extending some private sector stimulus measures that would have expired this month, with the government saying it’s keen to support businesses that are struggling to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.Among the initiatives extended is a pledge to cover 60% of some Saudi salaries in the private sector through a government unemployment insurance program called Saned. The announcement came...
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Fennel & Pomegranate Salad

This shaved fennel and pomegranate salad could not be more divine and fresh. Thinly shaved fennel gives a mild and delicate flavour with a light Thai style dressing. Add pomegranate arils for a sweet pop as well as a bushel of herbs. This winter salad is a perfect side to a main or is just fabulous as a dish on its own!
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Uber’s adds another director to its board: Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi

Uber has a new, independent board member, shows a new SEC filing: CEO Revathi Advaithi of 51-year-old Flex, which is among the world’s largest electronic manufacturers and competes against Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology. Advaithi, a mechanical engineer who grew up in India with four sisters, was appointed to the top job in February of last year after spending roughly 10 years with the electronic manufacturing company Eaton, where she was COO and oversaw its global electrical business. Before that, ...
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Oil up more than 2% on U.S. jobs data but virus fears cap gains - Reuters

Oil up more than 2% on U.S. jobs data but virus fears cap gains - Reuters:Oil futures gained more than 2% on Thursday, supported by a drop in U.S. unemployment and a drawdown in crude inventories, but a resurgence in U.S. coronavirus infections fanned concerns that economic activity will weaken in coming weeks.New COVID-19 cases in the United States rose by nearly 50,000 on Wednesday, the biggest one-day increase since the start of the pandemic.Numerous states are advising citizens to restrict m...

The End

The last of the photos I took in the Lot area of France along the Camino. Our last stop was in the city of Cahors. Their cathedral there was very dramatic. There were lots of sculptures. And this sad cross devoted to children who had died showing how they died-guns, motorcycle, etc. Cahors is known for this bridge, Pont Valentré, with three towers built in the 1600’s for defence. The bridge from a distance. Driving back to the train station we crossed this...
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How Americans did the first July 4

If John Adams had it his way, we’d all be celebrating the Second of July. In a letter to his wife Abigail, dated July 3, 1776, Adams predicted that the day the Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain would go down in history as America’s greatest, and be celebrated accordingly. “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations,” he writes, “from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forwa...
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How to Combine Points and Cash to Purchase Fares on JetBlue

One of the most nerve-wracking moments of booking travel is realizing you have accrued points with your airline, but not enough to get you where you want to go. As travel starts reopening, airlines are figuring out different ways to encourage travelers to book travel. Typically you’d have a choice between buying a…Read more...
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How tinned fish can help the oceans

Fifteen years ago , Bart van Olphen embarked on a journey that would change his entire outlook on food. The Netherlands native had been working in Michelin-starred restaurants like Lucas Carton in Paris, where preparing and working with fish quickly became his culinary obsession. But van Olphen felt conflicted about the way the fish he prepared were being sourced, and he began to feel that eating fish wouldn’t be sustainable in the long term. When he learned that 80 percent of the planet’s fi...
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Columbus statue torn down in Ohio

The removal of statues around the United States has become commonplace, but now it’s extended beyond just Confederate generals. Columbus, OH, is removing a statue dedicated to the city’s namesake. Christopher Columbus has long been a controversial figure due to his brutal treatment of indigenous peoples during his explorations. To address Columbus’ problematic history, the city decided to remove a Christopher Columbus statue from outside City Hall. At dawn on July 1, 2020, workers scaled the ...
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India’s draft drone rules: Drone industry body recommends deregulating drone components, and easing restrictions on nano drones

You are reading it here first: Components used for manufacturing drones should not be regulated under the proposed drone rules as it can be “detrimental to the progress of the drone industry”, industry body Drone Federation of India said in its . The Ministry of Civil Aviation had released draft drone rules last month and has invited comments to it until July 3. The rules are an effort to form dedicated regulation around drone usage, as they are currently regulated as part of Civil Aviation Req...
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Don't Trust Your Hotel's COVID-19 Cleaning Policy

Hotels are gross. There, I said it. It’s something we often forget about, especially if we’re staying at a place that’s a bit classier than the Schitt’s Creek Motel, but anywhere you sleep where 1) other people have slept and 2) someone else has to clean is invariably going to fail you. That’s just the way it is, and…Read more...
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Keep learning after lockdown

For some reason , humans at rest aren’t very good at staying at rest. When you tell us we can’t leave the house for three months until a deadly pandemic passes, the gears start turning, and we start wondering how we can make productive use of all this free time. For most, this took the form of enrolling in online classes, learning a new language, or impulse-buying a Peloton to make up for skipping the last 3,000 leg days. Whether you spontaneously got the urge — along with the rest of the coun...
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Hotel Retailing: It’s Time For a Change | By Alan Young

After opening a hotel with his family in Marrakech in 2010, Pierre Chapoutot learned, first hand, the difficulties so often experienced by independent hotels when promoting their services and inspiring direct bookings.
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Caribbean reopening in storm season

Travelers from the United States may be barred from Europe for the foreseeable future, but there’s one silver lining: Dozens of Caribbean islands are welcoming Americans with open arms. While travelers are right to be excited, there’s one fact that bears remembering: It’s hurricane season, and because 2020 is the gift that keeps on giving, it’s supposed to be a particularly bad one. Typically, hurricane season in the Caribbean lasts from early June to late November. The New York Times repor...
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STR: Canada hotel results for week ending 27 June

STR data for 21-27 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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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 27 June

U.S. hotel performance data for the week ending 27 June showed another small rise from previous weeks and less severe year-over-year declines, according to STR.
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Inside Edition report: Trump International Hotel and other NYC hotels aren't changing bedsheets between guests

Pegged on the reopening of many hotels, Inside Edition investigated whether New York City hotels including the Hyatt Place Times Square, the Hampton Inn Times Square Central, and yes, the Trump International Hotel & Tower are consistently changing bed sheets between guests. The answer appears to be (gulp) no. A spokesperson for the Trump International Hotel and Tower responded that "the claims made by Inside Edition are categorically false." Watch the video and decide for yourself. Meanwhile, ...
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How to see Buck Moon eclipse

Instead of getting yourself into an ill-advised crowd to see this year’s fireworks, stay at home and look at the moon — the spectacle will be just as good. This month’s full moon is happening on July 4, and is known as the “Buck Moon.” The name is derived from the natural phenomenon that typically occurs in July, wherein a male deer grows its new antlers. Deer shed their antlers after mating season, and then grow new ones when warmer weather comes. But there’s more to this full moon than it...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg:Updated stock indexes in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Get an overview of major indexes, current values and stock market data in Europe, UK, Germany, Russia & more. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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TikTok denies initiating legal action against govt’s app-ban decision

Short video app TikTok, which was recently banned in India, along with 58 other Chinese apps, has denied pursuing legal action against the Indian government’s directive. “There have been statements in the press concerning the possibility that TikTok might pursue legal action regarding the directive by the Government of India. We have no plans to pursue such action. We are committed to working with the government to address its concerns. We comply with the laws and regulations of the Government o...
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