Beauty of Yarmouth County - Part 7

pub-9166485404346800 [Author: Lynn Hemeon]
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Hawaii sets travel rules for Thursday reopening, state GDP drops 42%, PPP consumed at 'scary' rate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Green explains travel COVID-19 testing Island-by-island COVID-19 requirements and rules could confuse some visitors. Gov. David Ige signed a 66-page emergency order Tuesday that gives travelers coming into Hawaii from another U.S. destination the option to take a COVID-19 test and bypass the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine. Star-Advertiser.More Details Emerge On Hawaii’s Pre-Travel COVID Test Plan. A single test will be required for all travelers arriving in the islands, alth...
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Leaked government pandemic plan? Terrifying if true...

Regular readers of this pathetic and miserable little blog, (yes all three of you) know that I like to keep it between the lines so to speak.  I like to stick with reliable and respected media, academic and government sources.  Of course the opinions expressed are my own, but the facts I use to support my views, I like them to be reputable.What I'm about to share has none of those attributes, it is merely something I have come across on social media, and I know of know way to verify it's authent...
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KinhBoy, Redfern

KinhBoy is a new Vietnamese fusion restaurant and sister restaurant to Tokki and Marble. It sits on Regent Street in the little cluster of restaurants next to Huxtaburger and Rara Ramen. On the menu there are three types of pho (including an amazing beef short rib pho) as well as crunchy tacos filled with prawns and pork belly, a Frenchified crispy skinned chicken plus a great cocktails list.
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Brand Moves for Wednesday October 14

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. UK-based Rocco Forte Hotels has responded to the continuing confusion surroundin...
Tags: Travel, Nordstrom, UK, New York, Advertising, San Francisco, Walmart, Chicago, Italy, Alinea, Mario, Michelin, Dublin, Sam, Levi Strauss, Levi

Uniworld: No Single Supplement

Uniworld: No Single Supplement For a limited time, Uniworld is offering no single supplement charges for solo travelers on select cruises. If you are not familiar with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises , they have become our go-to 5-star luxury river cruise brand. We’ve sailed twice with Uniworld.  Our last sailing was in May of 2019 and you can read our review  at this link . 2021 Solo Traveler Savings Thinking about exploring the world on your own? There’s no better option than a luxurious a...
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Oil rises 2% as OPEC complies with production cuts | Reuters

Oil rises 2% as OPEC complies with production cuts | Reuters:Oil prices strengthened on Wednesday, as OPEC and its allies were seen complying with a pact to cut oil supply in September, even as concerns loomed that recovery in fuel demand will be stalled by soaring global coronavirus cases.Early in the day crude was boosted by a bullish stock market. Even as equities whipsawed on pandemic worries, oil stayed higher, buoyed by expectations that OPEC could staunch a supply glut.Wall Street’s main ...
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OPEC+ Oil Boost to Leave Market in Precarious Balance, IEA Says - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Oil Boost to Leave Market in Precarious Balance, IEA Says - Bloomberg:The outlook for oil “remains fragile” as the pandemic depresses demand, and OPEC’s plans to increase supply next year will leave global markets precariously balanced, the International Energy Agency said. “There is a risk that the demand recovery is stalled by the recent increase in Covid-19 cases in many countries,” the IEA said in its monthly market report.At the same time, markets are set to receive fresh supplies in ...
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Hotel Sales Habitudes For The Long Ride To A Slow Recovery | By Doug Kennedy

Now that we are beyond six months into this pandemic era, most hotel salespeople and their leaders have come to accept that it is going to be a long, slow ride to a full recovery. For those of us who have experienced loss, the emotions may have felt similar to moving through what grief counselors call the "Five Stages of Grief."
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#Saudi bank mergers welcome as long as good for economy - central bank governor | Reuters

Saudi bank mergers welcome as long as good for economy - central bank governor | Reuters:Saudi Arabia’s central bank governor said on Wednesday that bank mergers are welcome as long as they are good for the economy, after its biggest bank entered a binding merger agreement to create the Gulf’s third largest lender.The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) is currently considering issuing new bank licences, its governor, Ahmed al-Kholifey, said. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumf...
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Analysis: Reform momentum of #Oman's new ruler faces headwind of COVID-19 reality | Reuters

Analysis: Reform momentum of Oman's new ruler faces headwind of COVID-19 reality | Reuters:Oman’s ruler has moved to overhaul the Gulf Arab state’s creaking finances since taking power this year but the coronavirus crisis is likely to delay deeper reforms needed to shore up the economy at a time of low oil prices. FILE PHOTO: Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said gives a speech after being sworn in before the royal family council  in Muscat, Oman January 11, 2020. REUTERS/Sultan Al Hasani/File P...
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Qatari Second-Quarter GDP Drops to Lowest Since 2012 on Pandemic - Bloomberg

Qatari Second-Quarter GDP Drops to Lowest Since 2012 on Pandemic - Bloomberg:Qatar’s economy performed its worst since at least 2012 during the second quarter amid lockdown measures to combat the coronavirus. The gas-rich nation’s gross domestic product fell 6.1% in the April-to-June period on an annual basis, according to estimates by the Planning and Statistics Authority. The economy contracted 1% in the same period of 2019. Transportation, warehousing, retail trade, accommodation and leisu...
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Message from GBTA on Nigel Wardropper’s Passing

It is with incredible sadness that GBTA have to inform you that, Nigel Wardropper, Founder and Managing Director of PASA (Procurement and Supply Australasia) and Managing Director of btTB, GBTA Australia, sadly passed away at the weekend while walking his dogs on the beach with his wife Lesley.
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The writing is on the wall, Daniel Andrews. Go now! The people have had it to their neck

I’ve compiled key comments from the Current Affairs FB page on the program that aired last night (I’ve deleted a few truly stupid comments from pro-lockdowners – the selfish brats who don’t care a bit for anyone else) Thanks for showing some truth FINALLY ACA. I have to admit I stopped watching your programme some […]
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The Headwall Lakes Hike in Kananaskis Country

The Headwall Lakes hike in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park is a wonderful choice if you want a wilder, slightly more challenging hike than nearby Chester Lake. While the trailhead shares the same parking lot as the Chester Lake hike, the two hikes feel completely different. On the Headwall Lakes hike you won’t see many people, perhaps 10% of what you’d see on a typical day on the Chester Lake hike. The trail to Headwall Lakes – while obvious, is still more difficult than it is to Chester Lake. ...
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#Qatar Investment Authority bets big on private and public equity - CEO | Reuters

Qatar Investment Authority bets big on private and public equity - CEO | Reuters:Qatar Investment Authority has more than half of its assets invested in private equity and listed shares as it chases higher returns, its chief executive said on Wednesday.As a long-term sovereign fund without short-term liabilities to meet, QIA’s risk appetite is bigger than some of its peers, said Mansoor Al-Mahmoud during an International Institute of Finance event.“Our approach is always to be a long-term invest...
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Regent: Free First Class Air

Regent: Free First Class Air Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering FREE first-class air on 2021 Alaska, Canada, and New England cruises. Carol and I first sailed with Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Alaska. We loved the experience so much that we made them our go-to 5-star ocean cruise brand. Besides the impeccable service and experience, we also found them to be the best value in luxury cruising.  You can learn more about that at this link . Enjoy a cruise close to home Elevate Your Experien...
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#UAE's ADNOC to explore clean energy expansion, CEO says | Reuters

UAE's ADNOC to explore clean energy expansion, CEO says | Reuters:Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will look at expanding into clean energy, with investments in hydrogen an area of interest for the oil producer, chief executive officer Sultan al-Jaber said on Wednesday.“We are pursuing hydrogen as a potential new venture as part of clean energy and clean technology strategy,” al-Jaber told the Energy Intelligence forum.Hydrogen has long-been touted as a potential clean fuel as it only emit...
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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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#Dubai's utilities sector attracts $11bln worth of PPP investments | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai's utilities sector attracts $11bln worth of PPP investments | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Dubai’s utilities sector has attracted investments totalling nearly 40 billion UAE dirhams ($11 billion) through the public-private partnership (PPP) route, according to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The Dubai utility said in a statement that investments were routed through the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model.DEWA is using the IPP model to develop solar power projects within the larg...
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UK Tourism Industry Is Dealt Another Blow As England's Three-Tier System Is Rolled Out, says GlobalData

Following the new three-tier system of COVID-19 restrictions that have now been rolled out in England; Ralph Hollister, Travel & Tourism Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the situation: "According to GlobalData's most recent forecasts, total UK domestic trips are now set to drop by 64.1% this year from 122.2 million in 2019 to 43.8 million in 2020.
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Ritualizing The Customer Experience | By Shep Hyken

I love hanging around smart people, and my friend Todd Hartley is one of the very smartest. He runs WireBuzz, an agency that uses videos to help their clients sell and service their customers, clients, guests, etc.
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Nomadix Casting Enables Guests to Personalize their In-Room Entertainment Experience

Nomadix Inc., a technology leader in hospitality and MDU, today announced its new cost-effective solution Nomadix Casting, which enables guests to choose the content they want to watch and cast it with their devices directly to the in-room TV. As more people "cut the cord" and stream their own content at home, the guest preference to access the same content when they travel has significantly increased. Nomadix Casting modernizes the guest experience while providing an affordable and secur...
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More Than 3,200 Event and Hospitality Professionals Already Registered for Cvent CONNECT Europe Virtual on 10-11 November

Cvent a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, unveiled the agenda for its two-day industry conference, Cvent CONNECT Europe Virtual, while also announcing more than 3,200 MICE and hospitality professionals have already registered for the online event. Additional sessions and keynote speakers, including the CEOs of some of the region's largest hotel chains and industry organisations, will be announced in the coming weeks.
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The latest Hawaii COVID-19 travel news and restrictions – October 14, 2020

With the October 15th launch of the new pre-travel testing program just hours away from implementation, it seems that there’s new news coming out of Hawaii every hour. If your head is spinning, trying to keep up with the last minute changes and restrictions, welcome to the club! Our head is spinning, too! Just trying to make heads or tails out of the numerous proclamations, emergency rules, press releases and press conferences is absolutely exhausting. I feel like the guy in the red shirt in th...
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Hospitality Asset Managers Association (HAMA) Release “Fall 2020 Industry Outlook Survey” Results

The Hospitality Asset Managers Association ("HAMA") today released the results of a wide-ranging survey of asset managers' thoughts, experiences and forecasts for the upcoming year as the hotel industry continues to deal with the on-going pandemic. With more than 100 participants, topics ranged from the impact of COVID-19 on RevPAR to which major brands were viewed as having most effectively addressed guest health and safety concerns. The survey also went into depth on the current and fut...
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Yarmouth My Home Town - Part 10

pub-9166485404346800 [Author: Lynn Hemeon]
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First #AbuDhabi Bank denies merger talks with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank | ZAWYA MENA Edition

First Abu Dhabi Bank denies merger talks with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank | ZAWYA MENA Edition:First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) said on Wednesday it was not in merger talks with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.The comment followed a local news report by Arabian Business which said Abu Dhabi's largest bank by assets had renewed "discussions for a possible merger deal" with the Shariah-compliant lender."Our official stance on this remains the same as our official statement published on ADX in April 2019," FAB said in...
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#Dubai property prices, rents could drop further in Q4 2020 - Chestertons | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai property prices, rents could drop further in Q4 2020 - Chestertons | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Dubai’s real estate market may have to brace for tougher times ahead, though more villas and apartments were sold in the third quarter of the year, Chestertons said on Wednesday.Sales rose by 50 percent in the third quarter of the year compared to the previous quarter. However, the total transaction volumes were still down by 21.7 percent, compared to the third quarter of 2019.Chris Hobden, head of stra...
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Guest Post: Lil

                             Lil's paintings!     I'm not sure how I found 'French la Vie' (Tongue in Cheek) so many years ago but I was probably googling something French and returned each day because Corey's posts are like a little visit to France or to Willows or to wherever she's ventured. ...Here's a little about me and my first visit to Paris.   I am half French. My mother's family names are Dozois and Laurence and I remember that on my first visit to Par...
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