Two days from tourist reopening, Hawaii travel testing plans still up in the air; state reopens keiki lunch program, Blangiardi leads in Honolulu mayor's race, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Rick Blangiardi and Keith Amemiya Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Blangiardi Holds Commanding Lead In Mayor’s Race. The former television executive is ahead of Keith Amemiya by 20 percentage points and enjoys broad support among most voters. Civil Beat.Civil Beat-HNN poll: With just weeks to go, mayoral race swings heavily in Blangiardi’s favor. With just three weeks to go until the general election, former television executive Rick Blangiardi has taken a significant lead in the two-man race to ...
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Mutual trust crucial for cross-border data transfers, says Singapore’s Information Minister

Cross-border data transfers can only occur if there is mutual trust between nations, the Singaporean Minister of Communications and Information, and Cybersecurity S. Iswaran said on Tuesday, suggesting that data localisation norms indicate lack of mutual trust. “To foster that trust, countries must put in place laws and common standards to ensure that there are safeguards for the protection of cross border data flows,” he said at CyFy, the cybersecurity conference hosted by the Observer Research...
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My interview with Discernable® yesterday – Interview Links

The interview can be found at: The audio version has been distributed to: Breaker – Google Podcasts – Apple Podcasts – Overcast –
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A Mix

Once again, a mix of photos from around my neighborhood. If I cross a bridge I get to the upscale area of Paris called Passy. Two of these figures were above a door. There’s lots of beautiful architecture there, like this door outlined with mosaic tile work. A pretty little flower shop. Doesn’t this bread look yummy? My local Monoprix often does very lovely displays, like these grapes and the mushrooms in the background-where that lady was also taking photos. ...
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An abandoned Japanese apartment complex in the mountains

Head out of the city and into the Japanese countryside, and apartment buildings become fairly scarce, so to not only find a small complex in the mountains, but one that has been abandoned for decades, was a surprise to say the least. In the past, similar locales have revealed a long lost village, hamlet and former forestry settlement — each full of old houses that didn’t look especially out of place in their surroundings. Yet as incongruous as they were, the apartments below were still comparabl...
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CREEPY Spider Cookies!

What's that creeping up your leg this Halloween? It's a spider cookie! Your favourite arachnid specimen is featured on these orange and cinnamon butter cookies. Top these with red back spiders or a fantasy spider. I also made sugar glass domes to mimic the look of a spider specimen paperweight!
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My book, The Great Hysteria and The Broken State is now on Amazon (Kindle)

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Oil rises nearly 2% as robust China trade data offsets returning supply | Reuters

Oil rises nearly 2% as robust China trade data offsets returning supply | Reuters:Oil prices rebounded on Tuesday, supported by robust economic data from China that offset returning supply in other regions but gains were capped by forecasts for a slow recovery in global oil demand as coronavirus cases rise.Brent crude futures LCOc1 ended up 73 cents, or 1.8%, to $42.45 a barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures settled up 77 cents, or about 2%, to $40.20 a barrel. On Mo...
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Post-COVID Traveling: 6 Ways to Travel Safely

The call to stay home and social distance after COVID-19 hit the world saw travel... The post Post-COVID Traveling: 6 Ways to Travel Safely appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Marketing Coach.
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All-New stayAPT Suites Hotel Brand Launches in U.S.

New hotel brand stayAPT Suites is providing U.S. travelers with an unmatched hotel experience as the venture launches nationwide this fall beginning with their first location, which opened October 1 in Goldsboro, N.C. Guiding the stayAPT Suites experience is a design philosophy that abandons the traditional one-room hotel layout in favor of a residential-feeling suite with intentional spaces.
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#Saudi Aramco CEO says 'the worst is behind us' for oil | Reuters

Saudi Aramco CEO says 'the worst is behind us' for oil | Reuters: Amin H. Nasser, president and CEO of Saudi Aramco, speaks during the International Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Conference 2020 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri/File Photo Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser said on Tuesday that “the worst is definitely behind us” for the oil market, as global oil demand is recovering and is currently at 90 million barrels per day.Nass...
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Summary of W.H.O. guidelines that the criminal Tedros is breaching. This communist Ethiopian wants to bring the West to its knees.

THIS CRIMINAL IS BREACHING ALL THESE W.H.O. GUIDELINES. Source: WHO’s October 2019 guidelines: Let us be VERY clear that all science is AGAINST mass-testing **entirely** – and also against contact tracing after very early stages for a flu-like virus. This is WHO's October 2019 recommendation (p.18) — Sanjeev Sabhlok, Pope @Church of Reason […]
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#Saudi's United Electronics Investing in E-Commerce: CEO - Bloomberg

Saudi's United Electronics Investing in E-Commerce: CEO - Bloomberg:Mohammed Galal Fahmi, chief executive officer of Saudi Arabia's United Electronics Co., discusses the consumer electronics retailer's financial results and business outlook. Its profit almost doubled to 53.2 million riyals in the third quarter. Fahmi speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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OPEC Sees Market for Its Crude Shrink Again as Rivals Recover - Bloomberg

OPEC Sees Market for Its Crude Shrink Again as Rivals Recover - Bloomberg:OPEC trimmed estimates for the amount of crude it will need to pump in the coming year, days before ministers are due to assess the impact of supply curbs on world markets.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries downgraded supply forecasts as its rival producers in the U.S. weather the impact of low prices, and as the resurgent pandemic continues to weigh on global demand.The crude-producer group and its allies a...
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#Qatar secures LNG capacity at UK's Grain terminal for 25 years | Reuters

Qatar secures LNG capacity at UK's Grain terminal for 25 years | Reuters:Qatar Petroleum has secured storage and redelivery capacity at the UK’s Grain liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal for 25 years from mid-2025, Qatar Petroleum and Britain’s National Grid said in separate statements on Tuesday.The deal was signed between National Grid’s Grain LNG and Qatar Petroleum’s Qatar Terminal Limited (QTL) after the conclusion of an open season process launched by National Grid in Nov. 2019.Qatar Petr...
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#UAE says OPEC+ plans to ease oil cuts from January as agreed | Reuters

UAE says OPEC+ plans to ease oil cuts from January as agreed | Reuters:The energy minister from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Tuesday that OPEC+ oil producers will stick to their plans to taper oil production cuts from January.OPEC+ - producers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and others including Russia - have been reducing output since January 2017 in a bid to balance the market, support prices and reduce inventories.They are currently curbing producti...
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Israel sees commercial aviation deal with #UAE within days | Reuters

Israel sees commercial aviation deal with UAE within days | Reuters:Israel and the United Arab Emirates will sign a commercial aviation deal imminently, an Israeli official said on Tuesday, as the countries cemented newly normalised relations ahead of reciprocal delegation visits expected next week.Direct air traffic between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi or Dubai would be a tourism and business boon for Israel and the Gulf power, while also easing Israelis’ travel to Asia.Saudi Arabia has agreed to exp...
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#Saudi Aramco and BlackRock, others, discussing deal worth over $10 billion - sources | Reuters

Saudi Aramco and BlackRock, others, discussing deal worth over $10 billion - sources | Reuters:Saudi Aramco 2222.SE is in talks with BlackRock BLK.N and other investors on a planned deal worth over $10 billion to sell a stake in its pipeline business, sources said.The deal, internally dubbed “Project Seek”, is still in its initial phase and there is no formal decision on the investors yet, one of the two sources familiar with the matter said.The transaction would be similar to infrastructure dea...
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IMF revises down economic forecasts for most Gulf countries | Reuters

IMF revises down economic forecasts for most Gulf countries | Reuters:The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revised down on Tuesday its 2020 real gross domestic product (GDP) projections for most Gulf countries, as it warned the economic outlook was worsening for many emerging markets amid the coronavirus crisis.The IMF forecast a 2020 global contraction of 4.4% in its latest World Economic Outlook, an improvement over a 5.2% contraction predicted in June, but said it was still the worst economi...
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Upcoming elections too much to bear? Why not ‘live under a rock’?

If the pandemic and upcoming elections are stressing you out, maybe it's time to consider literally living under a rock with a promo deal from
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Aptech + Zaru Driving Operational Efficiencies, Streamlining Invoice Processing for Hotels

As hotels continue to operate with reduced staff, more and more pressure is being placed on departmental teams to find ways to operate more efficiently. To aid hotel accounting teams with streamlining invoice processing, Aptech, the industry standard for hospitality financial management, has partnered with Zaru, a company providing automated invoice processing solutions for hospitality businesses across North America. The integration partnership is enabling hotel accountants to receive cr...
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Hotel Metro Milwaukee Adopts Latest in Content Casting Abilities with BeyondTV by Hotel Internet Services While Ensuring Seamless Guest Wi-Fi Connectivity

Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of internet services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has partnered with Hotel Metro Milwaukee, Autograph Collection to provide the latest in guestroom entertainment abilities via the implementation of BeyondTV in addition to ensuring that guest online needs are fully met with an advanced Wi-Fi network upgrade. Located within a historic 1930s era building and providing its guests with a unique art deco-inspired luxurious ex...
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10 Reasons Why Panic Buttons are a Must-Have Hotel Technology for 2021 and Beyond | By Robb Monkman

With the sweeping implementation of new safety standards and legislations, hoteliers are quickly shifting focus towards employee protection. Recent world events have led to a notable development of a new employee safety culture in hotels and protecting those working alone in guestrooms or other remote areas who frequently find themselves in vulnerable, risk-oriented situations needs to take precedence. Hospitality is an industry focused on the guest experience, but more attention needs to...
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STR: U.S. leads in hotel openings during pandemic

The U.S. opened more hotels and rooms than any country between the beginning of March and end of September, according to global pipeline data from STR. At the same time, the country has shown significant growth in project deferrals and abandonments. As of 1 October, the U.S. opened 521 properties accounting for 55,395 rooms over the seven-month period. Five additional countries have opened more than 2,000 rooms throughout the course of the pandemic. 1. U.S. (55,395 rooms)2. China (23,470 ...
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UgoVirtual on the Future of Events and How Technology Can Help Us Be Everywhere at Once | By Alan Young

Steve Jobs once said, "Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity, not a threat." To this effect, the last six months have been a whirlwind of opportunity. The coronavirus pandemic has altered many industries and touchpoints in ways we never saw coming, as global communities continue to adapt to emerging regulations and recommendations. Change has become a constant in our lives, and businesses seem to be getting on board in rapid fashion as they pivot to better serve consum...
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Peru finally opens Machu Picchu to a single stranded tourist

A Japanese tourist who was stranded in Peru for almost seven months amid the coronavirus pandemic finally got to visit the famed ruins...
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Yarmouth My Home Town - Part 9

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Genemod raises cash for its lab inventory management service used by research institutions around the US

Genemod, a software for laboratory inventory management used by institutions like the University of Washington School of Medicine; the University of California, Berkeley, and the National Institutes of Health; has raised $1.7 million from a clutch of top venture investors. The small seed round came from, with additional commitments from Omicron, Unpopular Ventures, Underdog Labs and Canaan Partners. With the capital, the company said it would develop a product management software to c...
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Visions of Mohammed bin Salman — the reality and the fantasy | Financial Times

Visions of Mohammed bin Salman — the reality and the fantasy | Financial Times:  Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives with his entourage at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh in October 2017 © New York Times / Redux / eyevine Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, established two things soon after his father, Salman, became king in 2015 and began handing him the keys to the kingdom.The aspiring wunderkind, now age...
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Ready for recovery? Your direct booking action plan

Within today's challenging context, hotel brands and properties need to look for even more innovative approaches to win back their fair shares of direct bookings. Now is a good time to start developing creative and personalized marketing techniques to give that motivational boost to your potential guests, and to let them know that they can trust you in providing a smooth, safe, and refined experience.
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