Surgeon general faces arraignment on charges of Honolulu COVID-19 violation, coronavirus cases surge on Lanai, 5k soldiers face quarantine, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams to be arraigned for beach park closure violation. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and an aide are scheduled to be arraigned in an Oahu court next month after police cited the two men in late August for being in a Kaneohe park during a COVID-19 emergency order-­mandated closure of the island’s beach parks. Star-Advertiser.US Surgeon General To Plead Not Guilty In Hawaii Virus Case. A lawyer for U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Wednesday that his client,...
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EMILY CARR: FRESH SEEING - French Modernism and the West Coast opens at Victoria's Royal BC Museum

Emily Carr, T’anuu ‘Llnagaay, Haida Gwaii. Carr painted T'anuu on her first trip to Haida Gwaii after her return from France. The Post-Impressionist influce may be seen in the cloud details.  Here is yet another reason why I'm missing my adventures in British Columbia and beyond during the global pandemic. Emily Carr: Fresh Seeing ~ French Modernism and the West Coast has opened at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. It's the last stop on the exhibition's cross-Canada tour, with the ad...
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Koukia Lathera - Greek Broad Beans With Feta

Broad beans or fava beans are in season now and one of the tastiest ways to cook them is in this Greek Koukia Lathera stew! This is broad beans in a tomato stew with herbs and topped with crumbled feta. This side dish will go with pretty much any and every meat dish and also goes well with pasta or rice!
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Crude Oil & Natural Gas close - Bloomberg

Energy - Bloomberg [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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10 Advantages of Living in the City in 2020

Are you considering moving to a big city? What are the driving factors behind your move? There are many reasons why people make the choice to live in the city. Some of the factors to consider include growth prospects of the area, crime, decent schools, weather, cost of living, demographics, and proximity to work among others.  The countryside may offer a slow-paced, scenic, and quiet life but the city has many advantages working for it to make life more enjoyable. If you enjoy the hustl...
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Bank of #Israel Adds $10 Billion to Crisis Bond-Buying Plan - Bloomberg

Bank of Israel Adds $10 Billion to Crisis Bond-Buying Plan - Bloomberg The Bank of Israel will buy 35 billion shekels ($10.3 billion) more in government bonds and provide cheap credit for small businesses to boost the economy that is now emerging from a second national lockdown.The monetary committee decided to expand the scope of government bond purchases beyond 50 billion shekels “to ensure that the economy’s credit needs continue to receive a response via a convenient interest rate environme...
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Former Marriott Chief Marketer Joins Atlas Obscura’s Board of Directors

Atlas Obscura, the media and experiences company that promises to take travelers off the beaten path, has expanded its board of directors to include former Marriott global marketing officer Karin Timpone alongside former HuffPost editor in chief Lydia Polgreen. Both are expected to help Atlas Obscura grow in an uncertain environment as the brand's heavy...
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Architecture seen here and there in the Right Bank. A stroll into the Galerie Vivienne is always nice. The gorgeous interior. Too bad that floor got damaged and was so poorly repaired. A wine shop. I liked the corks in the glasses. It’s a good place for a wine tasting. A typical Parisian café. Pretty fancy.
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Oil Demand May See Lasting Impact From Pandemic, World Bank Says - Bloomberg

Oil Demand May See Lasting Impact From Pandemic, World Bank Says - Bloomberg Oil demand could see “lasting impacts” from the coronavirus while modest gains are projected in metals and agriculture prices as commodity markets recover from the shock of the pandemic, according to the World Bank.The World Bank boosted its projections from April for the average oil price in 2020 and 2021 to $41 a barrel and $44, respectively, as a slow recovery in demand is matched by an easing in supply restrictions...
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For public comment: My draft complaint to the International Criminal Court against Daniel Andrews

On this post I’m providing links to the following: A Microsoft Word version of the current draft complaint: DOWNLOAD HERE. Please send me tracked changes and suggestions at [email protected] A PDF version of the draft complaint: DOWNLOAD HERE. You can write suggestions by hand on a printout, take a photo with your phone and send […]
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Why You Need a Travel Agent (Sometimes)

While we may not be traveling much right now, someday (hopefully) we’ll be able to safely hop on planes and visit other states and countries with some regularity. In pre-pandemic times, you may never have thought twice about using sites like Kayak or Expedia, or simply googling to make your own travel arrangements or…Read more...
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The history of the Airbus A220, the controversial plane Boeing tried to keep out of the US

The first CSeries aircraft in its new Airbus colors. Regis Duvignau/Reuters The Bombardier CSeries was meant to be a game-changing aircraft. Produced by the Canadian aircraft manufacturer, it was its first foray in the 100-to-150-seat market. Though initially successful with sales to major airlines, the program was turned upside following a trade dispute with Boeing. The aircraft program was taken over by Airbus as a result, with the aircraft renamed the Airbus A220.  Bombardier has pulled...
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#UAE central bank announces new regulations regarding licensed financial institutions mandatory reserves system, WAM | Reuters

UAE central bank announces new regulations regarding licensed financial institutions mandatory reserves system, WAM | Reuters The United Arab Emirates Central Bank announced on Thursday that effective Oct. 28, it will introduce new regulations regarding reserve requirements for deposit-taking licensed financial institutions, according to the state news agency (WAM).The introduction of these regulations represents the second step towards implementation of the new Dirham Monetary Framework announ...
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Russia's Putin: rollover on oil output curbs possible | Reuters

Russia's Putin: rollover on oil output curbs possible | Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia did not rule out keeping existing curbs on global oil output and not easing them as previously envisaged.His comments are the clearest signal yet from Russia, a global leader in oil production, that it is ready to continue with unprecedented output cuts in the face of a sluggish oil market beset by the coronavirus pandemic and overproduction.Putin said on Thursday he has...
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SBI Cards reports spike in loan defaults due to Covid-19

SBI Cards and Payment Services Ltd reported a rise in loan defaults from its credit card customers during the second quarter of the financial year as the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted borrowers’ wallets and tightened consumer spending. The credit card non-banking finance company reported a rise gross non-performing assets (GNPA) to 4.29% in September 2020 compared to 1.4% in June 2020. “The impact of COVID-19 has led to significant volatility in global and Indian financial markets, which may pe...
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Southwest Will End Middle Seat Ban as Airlines Continue to Lose Billions

As expected, more bad news from the airline industry arrived this morning as American Airlines and Southwest each announced their latest quarterly earnings. American Airlines saw revenue fall 73% year over year, losing $2.4 billion this quarter, while Southwest's revenue fell 68%, down $1.2 billion. Including Alaska Airlines, which also announced its earnings this morning,...
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21 of the Best Hikes in BC to Add to Your Bucket List

British Columbia is a dream destination for hikers and backpackers. The geography of the province is diverse with landscapes that include rocky coastlines, ancient forests, lakes, sandy beaches, mountains and even an inland desert. Deciding what part of the province you want to focus on is important – not just from the perspective of what landscape you like to hike in but because distances are huge. Did you know that British Columbia is the size of France and Germany combined? Choose a hike d...
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Canary Islands added to UK travel corridor list

Holidays to the Spanish islands will be on sale in time for half-term. The Maldives, Mykonos and Denmark also added to listCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLast-minute holidays to the Canaries will be back on sale in time for a half-term getaway after the islands were added to the UK travel corridor list.Holidaymakers will be able to visit any of the eight main islands in the archipelago without the need to quarantine for 14 days on their return. The move comes into ef...
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Hawaii vacation news: October 22, 2020

Here are a few quick updates to share: – The initial results from the post-arrival surveillance test indicates that all tests have proven to be negative per Hawaii News Now. – The new pre-travel testing program is still experiencing some issues. This Hawaii News Now story shows problems with a backlog in the Safe Travels program and problems with tests going missing. – There’s new information regarding Kauai County’s voluntary post arrival testing that they’re urging visitors to take three days...
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dailypoint™ achieves Level II Global Support Certification

This week, dailypoint™ earned Hotel Tech Report's level II Global Customer Support Certification (GCSC) for its investments into tools, processes and strategies to ensure the ongoing success of its customers across four of the key pillars of the GCSC Rubric including: pre-emptive support, reactive support, coaching and customer validation.
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STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 17 October

STR data for 11-17 October 2020 showed slightly lower performance from prior weeks for Canada's hotel industry.
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Overwhelming Call for Rapid Testing Pre-Departure

76% of respondents believe that rapid testing prior to departure, and waiving quarantining requirements for those who test negative, to be the best way to open up international travel according to the latest Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) poll. Among European members specifically, this number rises to 86%.
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Hilton and Amadeus renew and expand exclusive Business Intelligence partnership

Amadeus' Demand360®, Rate360®, Agency360® continues to provide Hilton with forward-looking data to advance hotelier decision making, optimize channel mix and strengthen Revenue Per Available Room and adds GDS Advertising endorsement
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Buzzfeed, Amazon & DoorDash: The One Where the Businesses Around the Globe Started Pivot, Pivot, and Pivot some more | By Alan Young

In a Friends episode titled, "The One with the Cop", Ross, Chandler and Rachael struggle to maneuver a couch up the narrow staircase of their apartment building. As the group attempts to turn a corner, Ross repeatedly yells "Pivot!" in an increasingly hysterical tone, setting the stage for a hilarious, now-iconic scene that is frequently referenced across social media. Who knew that, nine months into 2020, we would all feel as though Ross was screaming that very sentiment at the collectiv...
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Hilton Effect Foundation Reveals 2020 Grants and Achieves $1 Million in Global COVID-19 Community Response Efforts

The Hilton Effect Foundation announced today its 2020 Hilton Effect grantees, which include community-based organizations playing a direct role in COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts. Through these grants and donations already made by the Foundation, which serves as Hilton's primary philanthropic arm, the Foundation has now awarded more than $1 million dollars in COVID-19 community response efforts.
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 17 October

U.S. hotel occupancy was virtually flat from the previous week at 50.1%, according to the latest data from STR through 17 October. 11-17 October 2020 (percentage change from comparable week in 2019):
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Lender Emirates NBD buoys #Dubai; Egypt extends losses | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Lender Emirates NBD buoys Dubai; Egypt extends losses | NasdaqDubai's stock market ended higher on Thursday, driven by a rebound in its top lender Emirates NBD ENBD.DU, while Egyptian stocks fell sharply due to a broad selloff in blue-chip shares.Dubai's main share index .DFMGI rose 0.7%, led by a rebound in its largest lender Emirates NBD ENBD.DU, following two sessions of losses.On Tuesday, the lender reported a sharp decline in quarterly profit, hit by a rise in bad debt charge...
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Kempinski Hotels and Swiss Education Group announce new partnership

The international luxury hotel group Kempinski Hotels and the Swiss Education Group (SEG) have joined forces in an exciting new partnership that will add value to the student experience as well as to the talent pool of the hotel group. Through this close collaboration a worldwide Talent Development Programme will provide SEG students exclusive opportunities for internships and job placements in over 34 countries. SEG schools will further benefit from the expertise and insights provided by...
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Hyatt Introduces Digital Platform, Hyatt Together, to Inspire Wellbeing at Home or While Traveling

Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced Hyatt Together - a digital platform for guests, members and customers featuring curated wellbeing experiences created by Hyatt colleagues from around the world. Aligned with Hyatt's holistic approach to wellbeing, Hyatt Together content is focused on three pillars: Feel (emotional and mental wellbeing), Fuel (powering the body, including food, sleep) and Function (how you move and function in work and life)....
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