Turbulent Sea

pub-9166485404346800 [Author: Lynn Hemeon]
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Singapore-based Syfe, a robo-advisor with a human touch, raises $18.6 million led by Valar Ventures

Dhruv Arora, the founder and CEO of Singapore-based investment platform Syfe Syfe, a Singapore-based startup that wants to make investing more accessible in Asia, announced today that it has closed a SGD $25.2 million (USD $18.6 million) Series A led by Valar Ventures, a fintech-focused investment firm. The round also included participation from Presight Capital and returning investor Unbound, which led Syfe’s seed funding last year. Founded in 2017 by chief executive officer Dhruv Arora...
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Shout Out to Victoria Magazine

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State employee furloughs part of budget-balancing plan, survey shows half of Hawaii residents wary of COVID-19 vaccine, businesses question readiness for tourists, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Courtesy Hawaii Government Employees Association Governor proposes public worker union furloughs that would amount to 10% pay cut for 4 years. Gov. David Ige met with union leaders Monday afternoon to discuss the proposal, which is poised to start Dec. 1 and would likely be coupled with deep cuts to contracts and state programs. Hawaii News Now.Department of Human Services employees told to expect 10% furlough for 4 years. Department of Human Services employees, who continue to assis...
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Baked Mochi Donuts With Blood Orange {Gluten & Dairy Free!}

Have you ever tried mochi donuts Dear Reader? These gorgeous stretchy textured donuts are baked, not fried and are so simple to make. They are glazed with a simple blood orange icing and stay wonderfully fresh for a few days. Bonus - they're also gluten and dairy free too! If you love that stretchy mochi texture, these are a pushy recipe!
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Oil edges up a day after selloff; rangebound ahead of U.S. crude stocks data | Reuters

Oil edges up a day after selloff; rangebound ahead of U.S. crude stocks data | Reuters:Oil prices settled slightly higher on Tuesday ahead of weekly U.S. inventory figures, rebounding modestly from the previous day’s selloff that was driven by a surge in overseas coronavirus infections.Analysts said renewed lockdown restrictions in Europe will have only a limited impact on fuel demand, which could prevent a pronounced selloff in oil markets. With major oil-producing nations still restricting sup...
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#LongTermCOVID – Pay no attention to the mad fear mongers!

I’ll compile more info as time permits. Now that the pandemic is conclusively NOWHERE in the range of Spanish flu, Chicken Littles are now crying that there are long term effects. Pay not attention to them. They are exaggerating as usual. Even in ordinary flu there a few long term cases. Half of the NBA […]
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16 signature cocktail recipes from hotel bars around the world — plus the tools and spirits you'll need to make them

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Chatham Bars Inn's Bourbon Smash; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Although domestic travel is picking back up and some restaurants are reopening following shutdowns due to the novel coronavirus, many places still aren't allowing indoor dining and nobody wants to pack into a bar just yet, which makes enjoying a favorite cocktail at your local watering hole difficult. If you're one of many turning...
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BLLA Concludes First Digital Summit, 10th Annual StayBoutique Awards

LOS ANGELES -- Hotelier Ian Schrager and Thrive Global Founder and CEO Arianna Huffington were amongst the headliners who shared their hospitality insights with several hundred virtual attendees during the first Digital Summit by the Boutique Lifestyle Leaders Association (BLLA) on Sept. 17 and 18. The summit gathered boutique professionals from across the globe for two days of commerce, culture, and art, concluding with the announcement of the winners of BLLA's 10th annual StayBoutique A...
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Princess Cruises Sold Two of Its Ships

As part of the announcement from Carnival Corporation of the plan to reduce their fleet, Princess Cruises has sold two of its ships.  At this time, the name of the buyer, or buyers, has not been revealed.   What ships did Princess Cruises sell? The ships Read More The post Princess Cruises Sold Two of Its Ships appeared first on .
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14 unique Airbnb escapes in New York's Hudson Valley

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As New York continues phased reopenings following the novel coronavirus, many city dwellers are seeking a weekend getaway to enjoy nature, escape the crowds, and savor fall foliage.Airbnb private vacation rentals are ideal for such a trip because they remove interactions with other guests, which promotes social distancing.We combed Airbnb for cozy listings in New York's Hudson Valley to incl...
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Major Gulf indexes end mixed; Egypt snaps losing streak | Reuters

Major Gulf indexes end mixed; Egypt snaps losing streak | Reuters:Major Gulf markets ended mixed on Tuesday, with financial shares weighing on the Saudi index, while property shares boosted Qatar’s benchmark.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI fell 0.6%, with Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE losing 1% and oil giant Saudi Aramco 2222.SE down 0.8%.Dubai's main share index .DFMGI slipped 0.3%, hurt by a 2.3% fall in Emirates NBD Bank ENBD.DU and a 0.4% drop in Mashreq Bank MASB.DU.The Abu Dhabi index .ADI ed...
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#UAE's Mubadala, Baring partner on $3.5bn financing platform - Arabianbusiness

UAE's Mubadala, Baring partner on $3.5bn financing platform - Arabianbusiness:Barings, one of the world’s leading financial services firms, on Tuesday announced that it has formed the Barings Mubadala Enterprise (BME), a platform seeking to provide financing solutions to European middle-market businesses.The partnership is anchored by UAE-based Mubadala Investment Company and will invest alongside MassMutual and Barings’ capital.BME and its capital partners aim to provide $3.5 billion in financi...
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RPT-COLUMN-Hedge fund selling slows ahead of #Saudi warning: Kemp | Reuters

RPT-COLUMN-Hedge fund selling slows ahead of Saudi warning: Kemp | 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, do...
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Hotel Equities announces strategic alliance with The Witness Group, assumes management of 36-hotel portfolio

Hotel ownership, management and development firm, Hotel Equities ("HE"), and its global private equity affiliate, Virtua Partners ("Virtua"), announced they have entered into a strategic alliance with The Witness Group ("TWG"), a premier hospitality development and investment group. Hotel Equities transitioned and assumed operations of The Witness Group's portfolio of 36 hotels on September 1. Brands represented are Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Hyatt.
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Opec keeps strategy under wraps in oil stumble | Financial Times

Opec keeps strategy under wraps in oil stumble | Financial Times:Saudi Arabia’s energy minister is keeping his options open while the recovery in oil prices splutters, setting up a potentially volatile period ahead.Crude prices tumbled at the start of September after traders grew nervous that further potential lockdowns to slow the spread of coronavirus could fracture a fragile recovery in consumption.But Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is reluctant to commit to any new measures to bolster the oil m...
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Royole returns with another foldable

I first spent time with the Royole Flexpai at a TechCrunch event in China back in 2018. The devices was exciting. It was the first commercially released foldable, after all, before Samsung and Huawei offered their respective takes on the form factor. But ultimately it felt like, at best, a proof of concept. It was a shot across the bow from a little known Shenzhen-based hardware maker and ultimately little else. The last two years have been — let’s say “complicated” for the category. I don’t thi...
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From Ritz-Carlton to Healthcare: Hotels Bridging Healthcare (H2H) for New Career Opportunities | By Fred DeMicco

As more health care facilities grow to become "medical campuses" and medical meccas for care, they emulate hotels in their quality and delivery of health and wellness (H2H) services. Many build hotels or have partner hotels for medical guests and tourists on their health campuses. An innovative approach for blending hospitality and health care can be found in Orlando, where the RosenCare model could boost lodging revenue by using medical travel to the United States. In fact, in medical ce...
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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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Brent Oil Pares Gain With Virus Rebound Spurring Demand Jitters - Bloomberg

Brent Oil Pares Gain With Virus Rebound Spurring Demand Jitters - Bloomberg:Oil pared an earlier gain as a resurgent coronavirus looms over the demand outlook.Futures in London were still 0.8% higher, having earlier rallied with European markets. Brent subsequently pared its gains as the U.K. said its latest round of virus restrictions could last for six months. That follows warnings the U.S. could experience another outbreak cycle. Crude’s slump has seen volatility jump higher with markets b...
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Chebogue River Aquatic Club

pub-9166485404346800 [Author: Lynn Hemeon]
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Airlines Are Set for Major Layoffs, but Marketers Won’t Be Affected

With travel demand still well below prepandemic levels, the airline industry has requested a second round of federal bailout funds. Should legislative aid fail to materialize, American, United and Alaska airlines are planning massive layoffs beginning Oct. 1--but their marketing and advertising departments won't be affected. After being given nearly $25 billion in April as...
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Creditors take action against #UAE's Al Jaber in decade-long saga | Reuters

Creditors take action against UAE's Al Jaber in decade-long saga | Reuters:Creditors have started to enforce claims against Abu Dhabi-based Al Jaber Group, in a dispute triggered by a construction downturn in the United Arab Emirates more than a decade ago.Al Jaber, a contractor with interests across a range of sectors, has struggled since building up debt in the wake of a UAE real estate crisis and began talks with creditors in 2011.Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ADCB.AD, which is working as restruc...
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#Oman to target $3-$4 billion with upcoming bond sale - sources | Reuters

Oman to target $3-$4 billion with upcoming bond sale - sources | Reuters:Oman plans to issue U.S. dollar-denominated bonds soon, targeting $3 billion to $4 billion with the deal, two sources said, as the Gulf state seeks to bolster finances badly hit by a slump in oil prices.The deal would cover a $2 billion bridge loan Oman secured last month and give it additional funding in what would be Oman’s first foray in the international bond market this year.A relatively small crude producer burdened b...
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Blue Origin targets this Thursday for New Shepard reusable rocket launch with NASA landing system test

Blue Origin just announced the timing of its next rocket launch – and it’s surprisingly soon, in just two days on Thursday, September 24. The launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle will be its 13th overall for that category of launch craft, and the 7th in a row for this particular rocket. The payload will include an even dozen commercial cargo items, including a Deorbit, Descent and Landing Sensor Demonstration done in partnership with NASA – basically a highly-precise automated landing ...
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#SaudiArabia Floats Plan to Delay G-20 Summit Until December - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Floats Plan to Delay G-20 Summit Until December - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia has informally asked Italy to delay the Group of 20 leaders’ summit until December, according to two senior officials with knowledge of the discussions with Riyadh.The meeting is currently scheduled to take place in the Saudi capital on Nov. 21 and 22, before the G-20 mantle passes to Italy on Dec. 1. The request would mean delaying the start of Italy’s presidency, the officials said, asking not to be identifie...
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Brazil’s banks try to outflank challengers by investing in a $15 million round for Quanto

Trying to outflank competition from neo banks and other potential challengers, two of Brazil’s largest financial services institutions, Bradesco and Itaú Unibanco, have invested in Quanto, a company developing technology to let retailers and other businesses access financial information and services. Joining Brazil’s two largest banks are Kaszek Ventures, one of Latin America’s largest venture capital firms, and Coatue, the multi-billion dollar hedge fund.  Bradesco joined the round through it...
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Frontline Staff Key to Top Performance in Inaugural J.D. Power Third-Party Hotel Management Guest Satisfaction Benchmark

Even in the age of digitally enabled, contactless hotel bookings and hand-sanitized check-ins, a key element driving hotel guest satisfaction with third-party management companies is staff service. That's the central finding of the new J.D. Power 2020 Third-Party Hotel Management Guest Satisfaction Benchmark,SM released today.
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‘Regulate digital news media before cracking down on TV news’: Govt to Supreme Court

In the ongoing Supreme Court case against Sudarshan News, the central government tipped its hand and revealed that more than cracking down on bigoted content on broadcast media, it is interested in censoring online news media. In an filed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) before the apex court, the government said it wants the court to lay down guidelines for “web based digital media” before laying down guidelines for mainstream electronic and print media. MIB argued that u...
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