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New state contact tracer on leave after Health Department upheaval, downsized 75th WWII anniversary commemoration held, many jobless still wait for unemployment checks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Dr. Emily Roberson Aug. 20, 2020 More Health Department Drama: New Contact Tracing Head Asks For Leave. Announced with fanfare by Gov. David Ige last month, Emily Roberson says she is frustrated with trying to do her job and says leadership needs to make clear the chain of command. Civil Beat.Newly hired head of Hawaii’s contact tracing program asks for leave, cites chain-of-command issues at Department of Health. A leave request Wednesday from the head of Hawaii’s COVID- 19 contact traci...
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Changing Seasons

Changing seasons In the air  Caressing my consciousness ever so slightly Barely aware that tomorrow that distant future today Leads the way                       [Author: French la Vie]
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New Hong Leong AirAsia Card BIG Points Earning Structure

New Hong Leong AirAsia Card BIG Points Earning Structure We blogged a lot about Hong Leong AirAsia Card because we are using it and it is really useful for us. One of the reasons we applied for Hong Leong AirAsia Platinum Card is their BIG Points Earning. On April 2020, there is New Hong Leong AirAsia Card BIG Points Earning Structure due to adjustment from AirAsia BIG as we were told. The following is the New Hong Leong AirAsia Card BIG Points Earning Structure. Effective 15 ...
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Hanauma Bay, Waikiki Beach greatly improved

In an incremental step toward reopening Oahu’s economy, Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced a partial reopening of public parks, beaches, and hiking trails for “solo use”. It’s a cautious response to persistent, vocal opposition to closings that came with a stay/work-at-home order issued August 27. The order has been extended, minus the partial reopenings, for another […] The post Hanauma Bay, Waikiki Beach greatly improved appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Hawaii Safe Travels program explained

Governor David Ige today held a live “Community Connection” session on Facebook today, featuring the Chief Information Officer Doug Murdock to discuss the Hawaii Safe Travels digital platform recently rolled out to assist air travelers to and with the islands and collect data to be used to help track and prevent the spread of COVID-19 […] The post Hawaii Safe Travels program explained appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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'Beef or chicken?' What $2 airline meals taste like on the ground

With flights on hold, airline caterers have pivoted to selling direct-to-public, so how does an airline meal taste without cabin pressure?“If you’re going to a cafe and paying $25 for a meal you have certain expectations. If you’re doing a 10-course fine dining degustation you have expectations … It’s one of those things where you have to set your expectations accordingly.”This is the sage advice of aviation journalist Jordan Chong, who is counselling me on the purchase I’ve just made – three me...
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Plane food, grounded: 'You can buy airline meals on land now. They cost $2 each. I bought 27'

With flights on hold, airline caterers have pivoted to selling direct-to-public, so how does an airline meal taste without cabin pressure?“If you’re going to a cafe and paying $25 for a meal you have certain expectations. If you’re doing a 10-course fine dining degustation you have expectations … It’s one of those things where you have to set your expectations accordingly.”This is the sage advice of aviation journalist Jordan Chong, who is counselling me on the purchase I’ve just made – three me...
Tags: Travel, Food, Life and style, Airline Industry, Australian lifestyle, Jordan Chong


A Japanese lakeside view with a difference

When photographing people, I generally feel reasonably confident I can reproduce what’s in front of me. Landscapes, on the other hand, are a completely different proposition. Without a person in the frame, I never really know what to focus on, and as such the results are almost always underwhelming. Presented then with the atmospheric scene of clouds coming in over this lake, I stood there as usual, completely unsure of how to try and capture it. Wanting, more than anything, for somebody of int...
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AMAZING Salt Potatoes

This is the simplest but most rewarding way to cook potatoes. There are just three ingredients - potato, salt and water and no special equipment needed. But the proof is in the eating! These potatoes will be fluffy and creamy on the inside and perfectly salted on the outside. Although simple, this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader that you've got to try at least once!
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Event Temple Hotel and Venue Sales & Catering Software Sees Growth During Pandemic

The hospitality industry is going through unprecedented times. Business has drastically declined due to the current global pandemic. While operations have not been easy, hotel owners and operators are choosing to use this slowdown as an opportunity to reassess their current sales and catering solution. This has resulted in Event Temple, the hospitality industry's fastest growing Hotel and Venue Sales and Catering software, to see 120% growth as properties are switching from their expensiv...
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Sunset Pass & Sunset Lookout Hike – Icefields Parkway

I discovered the Sunset Pass and Sunset Lookout hike accessed from the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park completely by chance. I was researching campgrounds to stay in that are a short hike in from the trailhead. Without looking into the details too much, the Norman Lake Campground on the way to Sunshine Pass seemed like a good choice as it is approximately 4 km from the parking lot. But to get there you have an elevation gain of approximately 530 metres. The Norman Lake Campground is a...
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Experience pura vida – Costa Rica is open

Costa Rica is one of the world’s great destinations – it has so much to offer, from volcanoes to rainforest, wildlife to snorkeling, whitewater rafting to zip lining, and the finest eco-luxury accommodation to relax in. Like many parts of the world, Costa Rica closed its borders to visitors, but the good news is that […] The post Experience pura vida – Costa Rica is open appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Oil prices continue to slide as U.S. data feeds fuel demand worry - Reuters

Oil prices continue to slide as U.S. data feeds fuel demand worry - Reuters:Oil prices settled lower on Thursday, at one point touching their lowest since early August as U.S. unemployment data fed fears of a slow recovery for the economy and fuel demand a day after weak U.S. gasoline demand data.Brent crude LCOc1 settled down 36 cents, or 0.8%, to $44.07 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures were down 14 cents, or 0.3%, at $41.37 a barrel.Both benchmarks fell more than...
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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Transcript People didn’t travel much in the ancient world. But, for those who did they developed the ancient equivalent of guidebooks. These were often lists of manmade sites and attractions which any traveler should take the time to see.  Over time, one such Greek list was written down and it became known to us as ... Read more The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The post The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World appeared first on Everything Everywhere Travel Blog.
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Sabic (SABIC AB) Taps Bond Market for $1 Billion - Bloomberg

Sabic (SABIC AB) Taps Bond Market for $1 Billion - Bloomberg:Saudi Basic Industries Corp., the chemical maker in which Saudi Arabia’s state oil company holds a majority stake, is raising $1 billion in the biggest corporate dollar bond offering from the Middle East this year.The company, known as Sabic, is selling $500 million of 10-year notes at 155 basis points over the midswap rate, down from initial price talk of 190 basis points, according to a person familiar with the matter. It also is off...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Taiwan, Middle East, Dublin, Taipei, SABIC, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Formosa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, New Taiwan Dollar


Oracle Hospitality Joins AHLA as Platinum Partner

AHLA has made an indelible mark in the hospitality industry, serving more than 27,000 members, supporting millions of lodging employees, advocating on behalf of the American hospitality industry, and being named to a national list of "100 Associations That Will Save the World" in recognition of its response to the global pandemic. AHLA is a true force, and we are honored to be a part of it.
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#Saudi Austerity Angst Wants to Be Heard Even If No One Listens - Bloomberg

Saudi Austerity Angst Wants to Be Heard Even If No One Listens - Bloomberg:Saudis anxious about higher taxes and rising costs found an unexpected outlet but little in the way of feedback at a virtual investor conference.Hosted by Euromoney, the pre-recorded interview on Thursday with Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan was meant to be a forum for him to discuss the government’s economic response to the pandemic for an English-speaking audience of investors and bankers.Instead, much of the ...
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18 photos of the most bizarre real estate projects that were left in ruins

The Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria is one such project. NurPhoto / Getty Unique buildings across the world have been abandoned and left in ruins — some have never even opened to the public. In North Korea, a 107-story, pyramid-shaped hotel has never hosted a single guest. It's the tallest unoccupied building in the world. In Turkey, there is an abandoned community of 300 miniature castles that were meant for the wealthy.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Not every busine...
Tags: Travel, North Korea, Life, China, US, Trends, Turkey, Paris, Shanghai, Athens, Bulgaria, Eiffel Tower, Abandoned, Daily Telegraph, Pyongyang, Ruins


3 Ways To Overcome Travel Anxiety

People associate travel with exploration, fun, and freedom. It allows us to discover places and... The post 3 Ways To Overcome Travel Anxiety appeared first on Are Morch, Hotel Marketing Coach.
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#Dubai News: #UAE GP Group Gulf Petrochem Commodities Firm Shuts Trading Desks - Bloomberg

Dubai News: UAE GP Group Gulf Petrochem Commodities Firm Shuts Trading Desks - Bloomberg:A United Arab Emirates-based commodities firm is shutting down trading desks after banks pulled financing amid the coronavirus, the latest casualty in a global wave of upheaval for middlemen and their lenders.GP Global Group decided to stop trading commodities from energy to agriculture after banks withdrew credit lines vital to the business, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, which h...
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Oil prices slide to one-month low as U.S. data feeds fuel demand worry - Reuters

Oil prices slide to one-month low as U.S. data feeds fuel demand worry - Reuters:Oil prices tumbled on Thursday to their lowest point since early August as Wall Street sold off following U.S. unemployment data that fed fears of a slow recovery for the economy and fuel demand a day after weak U.S. gasoline demand data.Brent crude LCOc1 fell $1.14, or 2.6%, to $43.29 a barrel by 11:21 EDT (1521 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures were down $1.02, or 2.5%, at $40.49 a barrel...
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UPDATE 1-Mideast, European funds grab #Dubai bonds, while Asia shies away - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Mideast, European funds grab Dubai bonds, while Asia shies away - Reuters:Dubai’s $2 billion dual-tranche bond sale on Wednesday was backed mostly by funds in the Middle East, Europe and the United Kingdom, a document showed, while the emirate’s lack of a rating may have contributed to Asian investors shying away.It was Dubai’s first foray into the public debt markets since 2014, as the Middle Eastern tourism and commerce hub seeks to bolster finances hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.The d...
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UPDATE 1-U.S. blacklists companies for helping facilitate Iran's exports of petroleum, petrochemicals - Reuters

UPDATE 1-U.S. blacklists companies for helping facilitate Iran's exports of petroleum, petrochemicals - Reuters:The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on 11 foreign companies, accusing them of helping to facilitate Iran’s export of petroleum, petroleum products and petrochemicals in violation of American sanctions.The Treasury said it slapped sanctions on six companies based in Iran, the United Arab Emirates and China that it said enable the shipment and sale of Iranian petrochemicals a...
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UPDATE 1- #SaudiArabia's SABIC issues $1 billion in two-part bonds - Reuters

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia's SABIC issues $1 billion in two-part bonds - Reuters:Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), the world’s fourth-biggest petrochemicals firm, sold $1 billion in dual-tranche bonds on Thursday, as Gulf debt markets pick up after the summer break.SABIC sold $500 million of 10-year bonds and $500 million of 30-year Formosa bonds, a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal and seen by Reuters showed.Formosa bonds are sold in Taiwan by foreign borrowers and are denomina...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Dubai leads Gulf markets higher; Egypt extends losses | Nasdaq

:Dubai shares led gains among the Gulf markets on Thursday as property stocks rallied and Egypt extended losses for a fifth straight session.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI rose 0.4%, with Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE gaining 2.3%, while petrochemical maker Saudi Basic Industries 2010.SE rose 0.5%.On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority (CMA) said it would allow foreigners to invest directly in debt instruments, further opening the Saudi market to outside investors.Dubai's main share...
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Greece and Portugal stay on England's list of quarantine-free travel

But Wales removes mainland Portugal, Gibraltar and more Greek islands from its listCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEnglish tourists in Greece and Portugal have been spared the cost and chaos of rushing back to the UK after the British government defied expectations and maintained quarantine-free travel from both countries for the time being.But in another break from the previous UK-wide approach to the issue, the Welsh government added mainland Portugal and Gibraltar ...
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What is a Virtual Address? (and how does it work?)

If you spend long periods of time away from “home”, whether that’s in an RV, on road trips or living abroad, you know the frustrations of receiving physical mail. Perhaps you’ve heard of a virtual mailing address but you’re not sure exactly how it works. Well…you’ve come to the right place. Over the past 10+ years that I’ve been living outside my passport country (USA), most of the time my physical “home address” has been my parents’ house. You’ve probably done the same, right? It...
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The ultimate beach packing list – for your sunshine holiday

Each year I head to Greece to visit my sister, to relax on the beach, soak up the sun and spend fun times with the family. On the Greek island of Zakynthos we love to try out different beaches and now I’m sharing with you my beach packing list with some of the best products I’ve tried and tested and can recommend for your sunshine holiday.  Sunglasses Sunglasses are an essential item on your packing list for the beach to protect your eyes from harsh sunlight, especially when there’s a lot o...
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Best Cycling Gear and Accessories for Weekend Warriors

If you are looking to do more cycling day trips or to get out on the trails more often, you will need to carry some cycling gear with you. Dave and I have been avid cyclists for more than a decade after deciding to cycle the continent of Africa in 2008. We’ve tried a lot […] Read the original post Best Cycling Gear and Accessories for Weekend Warriors on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
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STR: US Hotel Results For Week Ending 29 August

U.S. hotel occupancy decreased slightly for the second consecutive week, according to the latest data from STR.
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