Removal Of The Salty Dog

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Kindness shared

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Hawaii Senate special session to test live, remote testimony; VA faults veterans home as 24 vets die of COVID-19, jobless rate tied for third worst in nation, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii state Capitol ©2020 All Hawaii NewsSenate To Hold Special Session In October For Judicial Appointments. The public will have a rare opportunity for live, remote testimony to the Legislature. Civil Beat.Hawaii's Unemployment Rate Ties For Third-Worst In Nation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday the state's 12.5% seasonally adjusted jobless rate was tied with New York for third-highest in the nation last month. Nevada had the worst rate at 13.2%, while Rhode Island ca...
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OPEC: Why #SaudiArabia Wants to Scare Oil Traders - Bloomberg

OPEC: Why Saudi Arabia Wants to Scare Oil Traders - Bloomberg:Last week’s virtual meeting of oil ministers from the OPEC+ alliance was a fascinating insight into the exercise of power by Saudi oil minister Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman. It opened with ABS, as he’s referred to, lecturing his counterparts about the importance of honoring the oil output cuts they agree to, not as an act of charity but as a vital commitment to maximizing each member country’s profits.The only person sitting at the tab...
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Pocket Pita Pop Up, Neutral Bay

Pocket Pita Pop Up is an Israeli eatery located on Young Street in Neutral Bay. They serve up chicken shawarma, 12 hour lamb shoulder or roasted cauliflower in crispy pita bread cups or in soft pita sandwiches and knafeh and baklava for dessert. Alongside the food offerings are a range of Israeli soft drinks and cocktails.
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#Saudi Stock Index Set to Be First in Gulf to Erase 2020 Drop - Bloomberg

Saudi Stock Index Set to Be First in Gulf to Erase 2020 Drop - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia’s main equity index is poised to be the first in the Gulf to erase losses accumulated in 2020 as local investors shrug off low oil prices and boost their exposure to stocks.The Tadawul All Share Index advanced as much as 0.3% on Monday, climbing above its closing level on Dec. 31. Saudi Basic Industries Corp., Saudi Telecom Co. and Banque Saudi Fransi provided the biggest boost to the market by index points. ...
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U.S. Diversity Group Launches First African American-Owned Hotel Investment Fund

A trio of prominent African American business leaders has announced the formation of U.S. Diversity Group LLC, a real estate owner, development and management firm that is now offering investment opportunities through its hotel fund for the acquisition and management of properties. It is the first SEC-registered hotel investment fund owned by African Americans.
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How to Plan Your Pandemic Holiday Air Travel

Holiday travel is definitely going to look different this year. Many people will opt to stay home instead of hopping on planes to visit family and friends far away. Some of us (hi!) are totally OK with that—but if you are thinking about flying this winter, there are a few things to know before you book.Read more...
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AH&LA Survey: 74% of Hotels Will Lay Off More Employees Without Further Aid

As devastated industries wait for Congress to pass another round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, a new survey of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows that the hotel industry remains on the brink of collapse because of the pandemic. Results show 68 percent of hotels have less than half of their typical, pre-crisis staff working full time, and without further governmental assistance, 74 percent of respondents said they would be forced to lay off additional employees.
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Is the Banff Gondola – Sky Bistro Experience Worth It?

Three years ago in August 2017, John and I had a date to ride the Banff Gondola and dine at the Sky Bistro. But the smoke was thick and the views non-existent so we nixed it. Fast forward to September 2020 and we finally made the trip up. I’m sorry it took us so long. Now that I’ve finally ridden the Banff Gondola, I’d call it one of the best experiences to have in Banff – especially when combined with a sunset dinner at the Sky Bistro. Over the eight minutes it takes to be whisked up Sulphur ...
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Column: Hedge fund selling slows ahead of #Saudi warning | Reuters

Column: Hedge fund selling slows ahead of Saudi warning | Reuters:Hedge funds sold petroleum for the fourth week running, though the rate slowed from the two-year peak set a week earlier, as they lowered their expectations on oil consumption, prompting Saudi Arabia to issue an unusually blunt warning to short sellers.Hedge funds and other money managers sold the equivalent of 18 million barrels in the six most important petroleum futures and options contracts in the week to Sept. 15, down from s...
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Oil price fall hurts major Gulf markets | Reuters

Oil price fall hurts major Gulf markets | Reuters:Major Middle Eastern markets ended lower on Monday, after oil prices slid on the possible return of Libyan production and as rising COVID-19 cases around the world stoked demand concerns.Brent crude LCOc1 was down 99 cents or 2.1% at $42.23 a barrel by 1227 GMT. [O/R]Global oil refiners are cutting fuel production into the autumn as the recovery in demand from the impact of coronavirus has stalled, according to executives, refinery workers and in...
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Oil falls 5% as economic outlook dims with rising virus cases | Reuters

Oil falls 5% as economic outlook dims with rising virus cases | Reuters:Oil prices plunged about 5% on Monday, weakening as rising coronavirus cases stoked worries about global demand, and a potential return of Libyan production bolstered oversupply fears.Crude oil followed other equities and commodities markets in turning risk-averse on Monday as rising COVID-19 infection rates in Europe and other countries prompted renewed lockdown measures, casting doubt over economic recovery.“We’re seeing m...
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Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Release Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Cruises

The procedures necessary for Norwegian and Royal Caribbean to get back in the water amid a global health crisis are fairly straightforward: test, test, test. That's what the cruise lines have told the Centers for Disease Control and prevention in a joint 66-page report, which came out of a conference back in July, that features...
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PUBLIC HEALTH TERRORISM: Additional suicides, self-harm, cancer and heart deaths from lockdowns

This is an ongoing record (in my few spare moments) of the outcomes of public health terrorism: the killing and harming of additional people in the name of protecting us from an Act of Nature. The data are slowly coming in. Not yet in. I expect fuller info will be available in a year. THE […]
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WATG Publishes New White Paper “The Evolution of Lifestyle Select-Service Hotels”

WATG has released a new white paper titled, "The Evolution of Lifestyle Select-Service Hotels". The paper explores the select-service hotel model, and its proven ability to withstand economic downturn, resulting in higher profit margins compared to their full-service counterparts. The design strategy around select-service hotels is to maximize space efficiency which results in a lean labor model. The 14-page report dives into the differences between hotel models that straddle both lifest...
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The 17 tallest buildings in the world right now, ranked

New York City's One World Trade Center is the sixth-tallest building in the world. Phil Dolby/Flickr We ranked the tallest completed buildings in the world right now using data from The Skyscraper Center. At 2,716 feet, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai has reigned as the world's tallest building since 2010. The shortest building on the list is the Vincom Landmark 81 tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at 1,513 feet. Only one US skyscraper, One World Trade Center in New York City, made the top...
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RV makers are rushing to add office, desk, and WiFi options to cater to the new 'work from anywhere' crowd created by the pandemic

Blacksford's van. Blacksford The pandemic and the subsequent rise in remote workers has encouraged many Americans to take up the "digital nomad" or "work from anywhere" lifestyle. Many camper van, RV, and travel trailer makers have noticed the rising popularity of this community and are tapping into the potential client base by adding updates on existing builds or creating new floor plans. Companies like Bowlus Road Chief and Leisure Travel Vans already have remote work-friendly builds...
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Hotel Sales Skills for Selling Remotely | By Doug Kennedy

As hotels bring their sales teams online, sales managers have plenty of work to keep them busy with managing date changes for previously booked groups and events, yet the most vital task is to bring in new business. Meanwhile, the previously reliable flood of inbound RFP's has slowed to a trickle, so the hotel sales culture needs to make a major pivot from "sales fishing" to "sales hunting." During the last 10+ years of growth in demand, most hotel sales teams could drop their digital "ba...
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What it's like to attend the Monaco Yacht Show — in a country where the poverty rate is 0 — when you are not a millionaire

More than $4.3 billion worth of yachts were on display at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show. Katie Warren/Business Insider Monaco is a tiny yet lavishly wealthy city-state on the French Riviera. It has a poverty rate of zero, and an estimated one-third of the population are millionaires. Each September, the glitzy Monaco Yacht Show draws thousands of yachting-industry insiders and wealth private clients looking to charter or purchase yachts. In 2020, however, the show has been cancelled because o...
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Facebook’s new Rights Manager tool lets creators protect their photos, including those embedded elsewhere

Facebook today is introducing a new tool that will allow rights holders to protect and manage their photos across both Facebook and Instagram. With the newly launched “Rights Manager for Images,” Facebook is offering creators and publishers access to content matching technology similar to what it introduced in 2016 to combat stolen videos. The new feature, which is available in Facebook’s Creator Studio, will allow rights owners to assert control over their intellectual property across Facebook ...
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20 versatile travel toys to keep toddlers entertained on long road trips

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Traveling with a toddler is no easy feat. That's why travel toys for toddlers are not just good to have, they're an absolute necessity.To keep a toddler entertained during long car rides, you need to have toys that are engaging and somewhat involved without being too challenging and frustrating. And to make it easier for parents, travel toys should be easy to carry and difficult to lose — th...
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EU travel industry steps up quarantine pushback

Leaders of Europe's coronavirus-stricken travel and tourism industries have appealed to the EU's chief executive to press governments to end quarantine requirements and instead embrace coordinated restrictions and testing.
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Egypt discovers 27 sarcophagi more than 2,500 years old

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered 27 coffins at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, a burial ground that is also home to one of the world's oldest pyramids, the ministry of tourism and antiquities said. The wooden sarcophagi are ornately painted and covered in hieroglyphs, and were found stacked in two burial shafts, the ministry said in a statement. Saqqara is a UNESCO world heritage site.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #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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OYO Introduces New Revenue Management Technology

Tech-enabled hospitality company OYO ( has launched new revenue management features to help the independent hotel owners it partners with to optimise their performance and capture increased levels of business now their hotels have reopened post-lockdown.After successful trials at a select number of hotels, these new tools are being rolled out automatically across the full OYO portfolio at no cost to owners. The new tools, outlined below, are additional to OYO's existing r...
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Ian Schrager: “I Don’t Believe in Paradigm Shifts”

Boutique hotelier Ian Schrager—founder of Ian Schrager Company and the mind behind brands including EDITION Hotels, in partnership with Marriott, and PUBLIC—is "quite convinced" of the industry's inevitable return to normalcy. "Not a new normal, but the same norm that we've always had. It's just a question of when."
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Exponential growth in number of cyber incidents reported to CERT-In during pandemic: MEITY

Number of cyber incidents reported to CERT-In between the first and second quarter of 2020 more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, numbers revealed by IT Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre in Lok Sabha show. They have shown a similar, exponential trend in the third quarter thus far. Number of cybersecurity incidents reported to CERT-In in 2020: January-March: 113,334 April-June: 230,223 July-August: 353,381 This was disclosed in a response to BJP MP Vishnu Dayal Sharma (Palamu, Jharkhand). ...
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Mobile Premier League raises $90 million funding

Mobile Premier League (MPL) said it has raised $90 million (~ ₹661 crore) in a Series-C funding round by SIG and RTP Global, along with MDI Ventures and Pegasus Tech Ventures. With the latest investment, MPL’s total funding amounts to $130.5 million, the company said. Existing investors Sequoia India, Go-Ventures and Base Partners also participated in the round. The company, which was founded barely two years ago, offers 70 games on its platform, including fantasy cricket. It has admittedly had ...
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Facebook and Instagram sued for accessing smartphone cameras without consent

Instagram constantly accesses a smartphone’s camera while the app is open, and monitors users without seeking their consent, a new lawsuit has alleged. It does so to gain valuable insight into how users interact with ads on the platform, in order to target ads and further increase its advertising revenue, it added. By doing so, Instagram and parent Facebook have been to monitor users’ most intimate moments, including those in the privacy of their own homes, in addition to collecting valuable ins...
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