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Guest Post by Denise Moulun Pasek

This November my blog will be 16 years old. To celebrate I have asked you my readers to submit a Guest Post for my blog as a way of celebrating our connectedness as a community through social media.  I hope you will send me your story or at least a glimpse into your life I feel I know so many of you through the comment section and emails I hope this will introduce you to one another. Thank you in advance for being part of French la Vie / Tongue in Cheek.     An Old Story and a New Recipe   Hi, ...
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Officials question readiness to reopen Hawaii to travelers, Ige to pick Supreme Court justice, film and TV production restarting, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii Supreme Court building ©2020 All Hawaii News Gov. David Ige Mulling Over His First Hawaii Supreme Court Nominee. The governor’s choice will likely be vetted by the Senate in November. Civil Beat.State Supreme Court Nominees to be Considered. Gov. David Ige has received a list of four nominees from the Judicial Selection Commission for Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. Big Island Now.Governor’s office seeks input on nominees for state Supreme Court. The Judicial Selection...
Tags: Travel, Supreme Court, Senate, Fbi, Hawaii, Fema, Kim, Pbs, Kilauea, Pacific, DOE, San Antonio, Hawaii Island, Hawaiian Airlines, Maui, Department Of Education


My forthcoming book’s message in a nutshell – from the DRAFT manuscript

This book’s message in a nutshell The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is not a once in a 100 year event but is closer to a once in 30 years event. My ballpark estimate is that it is at least 50 times less lethal than Spanish flu, and likely up to 100 times less lethal. Further, […]
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Ho Jiak, Town Hall

Popular Malaysian restaurant Ho Jiak has opened up a Sydney Town Hall branch. This is where you'll find some dishes only available here. It is also the home for Beef Lasagne Roti, spicy Malaysian Chilli crab, Laksa Bombs, Bone Marrow Rendang with roti and an amazing Mi Goreng dessert!
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Singapore Airlines is turning a parked A380 superjumbo jet into a restaurant to cater to a travel-hungry population

Singapore Airlines is offering on-the-ground experiences to satisfy the travel cravings of a grounded population. photosounds/Shutterstock Singapore Airlines is converting one of its Airbus A380 aircraft into a restaurant, catering to travel-hungry residents of the island nation. The Discover Your Singapore Airlines program aims to create unique aviation experiences while the population is largely grounded. The airline has severely cut its international flying schedule due to the COVID-19 ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, California, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Flying, Qantas, Airbus, Boeing, Pacific Ocean, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Airbus A380, Lee


Singapore Airlines is turning a parked A380 superjumbo jet into a restaurant to cater to a travel-starved population

Singapore Airlines is offering on-the-ground experiences to satisfy the travel cravings of a grounded population. photosounds/Shutterstock Singapore Airlines is converting one of its Airbus A380 aircraft into a restaurant, catering to travel-starved residents of the island nation. The Discover Your Singapore Airlines program aims to create unique aviation experiences while the population is largely grounded. The airline has severely cut its international flying schedule due to the COVID-19...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, California, Singapore, Planes, Trends, Flying, Qantas, Airbus, Boeing, Pacific Ocean, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Airbus A380, Lee


UCF Rosen College Hosts first Virtual Career Fair for Students and Alumni

Orlando, FL (September 30, 2020) For the first time in history of hosting career fairs for its students and alumni, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management will host a virtual Career Fair in the fall 2020 semester, due to in-person gathering constraints as a result of the global pandemic. Slated for October 29, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the career fair is calling on all motivated and driven spirited success seekers to take part in this virtual Career Fair where there are no ...
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American, United and JetBlue Roll Out Rapid Covid-19 Testing to Put Travelers at Ease

First it was the cleaning partnerships. Then it was eliminating change fees. Now airlines, always jockeying to be first out of the gate with fresh innovation, are rolling out rapid Covid-19 tests to get travelers back in the air. United, JetBlue and American Airlines have each announced new testing programs within the last week, aiming...
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Union Properties Okays sale of 40% stake in #Dubai Autodrome for Dh400m | Property – Gulf News

Union Properties Okays sale of 40% stake in Dubai Autodrome for Dh400m | Property – Gulf News:Union Properties on Wednesday said it has approved an offer of Dh400 million for a 40 per cent stake in the Dubai Autodrome, UAE’s first fully integrated motor sports facility.The real-estate developer also approved the acquisition of an existing investment property, valued at Dh250 million, in Dubai’s Business Bay area.The company said its board of directors “will continue to evaluate and negotiate the...
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#UAE News: #AbuDhabi's Mubadala Buys Stake in Silver Lake, to Invest $2 Billion - Bloomberg

UAE News: Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Buys Stake in Silver Lake, to Invest $2 Billion - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co. is taking a stake of about 5% in private equity firm Silver Lake and investing $2 billion in a technology fund run by the firm as part of its drive to diversify away from oil and gas.Mubadala said it would buy the stake in Silver Lake from Dyal, a unit of Neuberger Berman. No terms were disclosed. The deal is the latest move in the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fu...
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OPEC September oil output rises for third month on Libya restart, Iran | Reuters

OPEC September oil output rises for third month on Libya restart, Iran | Reuters:OPEC oil output has risen for a third month in September, a Reuters survey found, as a restart of some Libyan installations and higher Iranian exports offset strong adherence by other members to an OPEC-led supply cut deal.The 13-member Organization of the Petroleum ExportingCountries pumped 24.38 million bpd on average in September, thesurvey found, up 160,000 bpd from August’s revised figure and a further boost fr...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Iran, Libya, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rystad Energy, Paola Rodriguez Masiu, Organization of the Petroleum ExportingCountries


Arabtec shareholders vote to liquidate the #Dubai construction firm - email | Reuters

Arabtec shareholders vote to liquidate the Dubai construction firm - email | Reuters:Arabtec Holding shareholders authorised the board of the Dubai-listed construction company on Wednesday to file for liquidation due to its untenable financial position following the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, an internal company email said.Shareholders also authorised Arabtec to appoint AlixPartners and Matthew Wilde, or any other person or persons the board considered fit, as liquidator, two sources...
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CDC Overruled by White House on Longer Extension to No Sail Order

Those of us anxious to cruise again have been waiting for an announcement from the C.D.C. that would lift the No Sail Order.  It expired on September 30, 2020.    Longer Extension of No Sail Order Knocked Down by Administration According to a report by Jonathan Read More The post CDC Overruled by White House on Longer Extension to No Sail Order appeared first on .
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Update: C.D.C Overruled by White House on Longer Extension to No Sail Order

Those of us anxious to cruise again have been waiting for an announcement from the C.D.C. that would lift the No Sail Order.  It is set to expire on September 30, 2020.    Longer Extension of No Sail Order Knocked Down by Administration According to a Read More The post Update: C.D.C Overruled by White House on Longer Extension to No Sail Order appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, White House, Cruise News, cruises from Florida, Coronavirus


Pre and Post Hike Recovery Plan to Relieve Muscle Soreness

Follow this pre and post-hike recovery plan to soothe your sore muscles after hiking or other intense activity. Your muscles will thank you. You can read the original article here: Pre and Post Hike Recovery Plan to Relieve Muscle Soreness. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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Airbnb Welcomes You to Hell

As if 2020 weren't rough enough, Airbnb wants to bring travelers to hell. Well, the Michigan version at least. The home rental site is hosting a Halloween-themed stay in the morbidly named township of Hell, an unincorporated community roughly 15 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The stay is hosted by John Colone, the self-proclaimed mayor...
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Nomadix Strengthens Executive Team and Expands Product Portfolio

Nomadix® Inc., the global hospitality and MDU technology provider, today announced that the company has strengthened its global management team, expanded its product portfolio and increased hiring across the organization. The company is committed to providing value to its partners and customers and has invested in its team and product portfolio to help customers navigate the current environment and prepare for recovery.
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#SaudiArabia to cut spending next year, sees economy bouncing back | Reuters

Saudi Arabia to cut spending next year, sees economy bouncing back | Reuters:Saudi Arabia plans to cut spending by 7.5% in next year’s budget to 990 billion riyals ($263.94 billion) from this year’s 1.07 trillion riyals ($285.27 billion), according to a preliminary budget statement published on Wednesday.But despite a significant drop in revenue this year and a slowdown in economic activity, it expects the economy to bounce back to growth next year as it improves its management of the coronaviru...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Dubai leads gains in Gulf as financial shares rise | Nasdaq

:Most stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Wednesday, with Dubai leading the gains on back of Emirates NBD Bank.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI edged up 0.2%, with Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company 2350.SE rising 6.8% and Saudi Arabian Mining Company 1211.SE was up 2.6%.The index's gains, however, were capped by losses at oil behemoth Saudi Aramco 2222.SE, which declined 0.8%.Rosneft and Saudi Aramco are unlikely to bid in the privatisation of Indian refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp BPCL....
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#Qatar’s Looming Decisions in LNG Expansion | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Qatar’s Looming Decisions in LNG Expansion | Center for Strategic and International Studies:Qatar is moving forward with a massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) capacity expansion in spite of the current glut in the market and longer-term questions over the role of gas in the energy transition. Qatar is betting that it can dissuade other prospective LNG suppliers and outcompete them through scale, low production costs, and co-production of condensates and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). In launchin...
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Customer Service Week: A Time To Celebrate Customers And Employees | By Shep Hyken

It's my favorite time of year… the leaves change from green to gold to red, there's a chill in the air and the holidays are right around the corner. And of course, one of my favorite "holidays" is National Customer Service Week, which happens the first full week of October each year.
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Growing during the pandemic- hospitality concept, Ethos, evolves into the future of work | By Janko Milunovic

Let's start at the beginning. Before COVID-19, we were living in an era where cities such as London, San Francisco, and New York were some of the priciest hotel markets in the world, averaging above $300/ night and selling at close to 90% occupancy rate throughout the entire year.
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Major Chains And Small Hotels: Business Recovery Case Studies, Scenarios, And Strategies | By Bogdan Romashko

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is huge and not yet predictable on the hospitality business. Fortunately, we see a slightly higher performance from the spring period. According to the STR, the recent September occupancy is at 48.5%, compared to 20% in April.
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The 20 best democratic countries for Americans to move to after the pandemic, where the weather is decent and living is affordable

Ireland is one of the best countries for Americans to move to. Madrugada Verde/Shutterstock If you're looking to leave the United States — for whatever reason — this list could help you find a welcoming country that isn't too expensive to live in and has good weather. Business Insider ranked the best countries for Americans to move to — once travel from the US to other countries is permitted and the coronavirus is under control. To identify the best places, we looked at five metrics we thi...
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Socially distanced attractions and activities for a road trip across the Pacific Northwest that are actually worth the stop

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in British Columbia, Canada. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has made it unsafe to travel internationally and travel experts previously told Business Insider that road trips would be the vacation of the summer. CDC Director Robert Redfield predicts the pandemic will last through the fall and winter. We surfed Trip Advisor for the highest-rated attractions in the Pacific Northwest within recommended social dis...
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The Future of Hotel Technology and Touchless Hospitality | By Stephanie Versin

During this uncertain era in the hospitality industry, hoteliers are searching for new ways to engage with guests and maintain bookings. An industry that once promoted communal spaces and shared experiences is now quickly adapting and changing course to near-contactless stays. More than ever, hospitality is relying on technologies that enable transparency, quick and streamlined operations, and a virtually touchless experience from check-in to check-out, as seen at many of our Sightline Ho...
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Uber relaunches its ride-sharing service Commute in Bengaluru

We missed this: Uber has relaunched its controversial carpooling service “Commute” in Bangalore after nearly four years, reported YourStory. The ridesharing service allows private car owners to sell rides to other Uber customers. The service is only available in Bengaluru, an Uber spokesperson confirmed to MediaNama. Commute had first been launched in Bengaluru in 2016, but it discontinued it soon as the Karnataka government challenged its legality. The government had accused Uber of violating t...
Tags: Travel, Uber, News, Hyderabad, Ali, Bengaluru, Bangalore, Karnataka, Medianama, IFAT, Uber Commute, Shaik Salauddin, MediaNama Commute, Uber Inayat Ali, Namma Chalakara Trade Union, Telangana Uber


TRAI, DoT at odds over Work-From-Home, bank guarantee rules for Other Service Providers

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India and the Department of Telecommunications exchanged disagreements over the last few weeks over regulations that govern Other Service Providers (OSPs), which are firms like call centers, tele-banking, outsourcing setups, and so on. In March 2019, TRAI had recommended that rules for OSPs be relaxed, especially for those who had employees work from home. The DoT did not act on those recommendations, and only did so temporarily a year later when the COVID-19 ...
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Air travel industry 'hugely depressed'; Mideast passenger demand plummets 92.3% | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Air travel industry 'hugely depressed'; Mideast passenger demand plummets 92.3% | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The international air travel industry continues to be “hugely depressed” and is heading into a slow winter season, as the second wave of coronavirus cases and return of travel restrictions dampened passenger confidence, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.The air transport body reiterated its call for the governments to reopen their borders and remove restrictions, citing that...
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#Kuwait's debt law gridlock poses first economic test for new emir | Reuters

Kuwait's debt law gridlock poses first economic test for new emir | Reuters:Kuwait’s new Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah faces the urgent task of overcoming legislative gridlock on debt legislation needed to tackle a liquidity crisis in the wealthy oil producing country.Parliament has repeatedly blocked the bill, which would allow Kuwait to tap international debt markets, but the issue has gained urgency as low oil prices and COVID-19 strained state finances and led to the rapid depletion of...
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