Bill Gates is a MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO THE HYSTERIA that is wiping out the poor from the planet

At one time I greatly admired Bill Gates. I have tracked the progress of his work very closely from 1986 – from just a few years after he invented MS-DOS. I’ve cited him liberally as an example of humans being the ultimate resources, not land (cf. Julian Simon). But by 2013 I was getting cross […]
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Percipia Launches New Integrated VIVA solution for Alexa for Hospitality

Chicago, IL - Percipia, a leading provider of enhanced hospitality in-room applications, launches a new voice integrated virtual assistant solution, VIVA. VIVA is Percipia's industry-leading integration engine Parallax that uses Amazon's Alexa for Hospitality. This new collaboration enables over 30 major Property Management Systems (PMS) and other various hotel systems to integrate with Alexa for Hospitality and offer a more cohesive and connected solution.
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Wild Flour, Redfern

Frida Kahlo looks down upon diners at Wild Flour cafe on Abercrombie and Vine streets in Redfern. On the menu is a colourful range of brunch and lunch items as well as a range of drinks and coffee. However one thing that this little cafe does is bake a large range of cakes, breads and pretzels all in-house.
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Oil drops 3% as virus infections, Libyan oil output rebound | Reuters

Oil drops 3% as virus infections, Libyan oil output rebound | Reuters Oil prices fell more than 3% on Monday, extending last week’s losses as coronavirus cases continued to surge in the United States and Europe, while Libya’s rebound in crude production raised fears of oversupply.The United States reported its highest number yet of new coronavirus infections in two days through Saturday, while in France new cases hit a record of more than 50,000 on Sunday. Italy and Spain imposed fresh restricti...
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The best camping tents

The best camping tent should have these features in common: They're easy to pitch and pack up, made of durable materials that won't tear or rip easily, and provide reliable shelter in a variety of conditions.Though a tent's size is also a concern, they're not all designed to be roomy, so it's important to consider your desired use case while shopping; backpackers should look for a lightweight option while families could opt for a larger tent that sleeps more people.We spent several months testin...
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Bow Valley Provincial Park – A Year Round Destination

Bow Valley Provincial Park, less than an hour’s drive west of Calgary, is a great year-round destination. The park is blessed with a varied landscape that includes a section along the glacier-fed Bow River at the confluence of the Kananaskis River, grasslands, boreal forest and a bit of the front range of the Canadian Rockies. In summer Bow Valley Provincial Park is a wonderful place to go camping (though be prepared for some highway and train noise), hiking, horseback riding and kayaking. Un...
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THE IMPOSSIBILITY of flu disappearing even as covid spreads – this is BLATANT FRAUD

Up to 650,000 people die from the flu each year. But this year this has dropped by 98%!! My initial guess is that A LOT OF FLU CASES have been treated as COVID cases. I’ll keep studying this since it does seem IMPOSSIBLE for one virus to spread even as another disappears. One possibility is the […]
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Nomadix Unveils New Suite of Hotel Offerings at Cyber HITEC

Nomadix® Inc​., a technology leader in hospitality and multi-tenant industries, today announced it will demonstrate its new suite of cost-effective hotel solutions, including casting, cloud PBX and a mobile guest app, at Cyber HITEC October 27-29, 2020, in the Cyber Exhibitor Advantage Pavilion booth #730. The company will also showcase its flagship gateway offerings, along with new functionality to meet shifting guest demands and budget restrictions in today's hotel environment.
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The U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline is down slightly in Q3 2020 but remains robust

According to the latest U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Trend Report by Lodging Econometrics (LE), the total U.S. hotel construction pipeline, at the end of Q3 2020, stands at 5,282 projects/655,026 rooms, down 7% by projects and 6% by rooms, year-over-year (YOY). As expected, the hotel construction pipeline is off more substantially in Q3 '20 as compared to Q2 '20. This is due largely in part to an acceleration of new hotel openings in Q2 '20 as a result of a cyclical high number of pro...
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Hotel Indigo® expands in 14 new neighbourhoods around the globe

IHG® Hotels & Resorts' upper upscale brand, Hotel Indigo®, one of the world's fastest growing boutique hotel brands, continues its growth momentum with new destinations across the globe. 2020 welcomes 14 Hotel Indigo properties to its portfolio and each one is a reflection of its neighbourhood, making each hotel and guest experience truly unique. Inspired by the colours, textures, history, buildings and people that make up each neighbourhood, Hotel Indigo embodies these elements to immers...
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U.S. Waterpark and Waterpark Resort Trends

At the virtual World Waterpark Association Annual Symposium and Tradeshow, David J. Sangree spoke about the waterpark industry in 2020 in a presentation titled, U.S. Waterpark and Waterpark Resort Trends. This presentation addressed the challenges facing the industry in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as projections for 2021.Kudos to the World Waterpark Association and their amazing team for putting on a great virtual conference this year!
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Furlough Management - A Fresh New Concept | By Benoit Gateau-Cumin

COVID 19 is killing us. No secret about that. Business is down to crumbs of its old self. The first massive furloughs took place early spring. The idea was that COVID 19 would be over by summer (warm weather - you know). That just did not happen. And we are entering the worst season (at least worst to date). That implies two consequences in your furlough policy: those you were due to call back from the initial batch, you are not calling back. Those who served you loyally and became your s...
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This time around, Kazakhstan rolls with the "Borat" satire and makes tourism ads with the catchphrase "Very nice!"

  The NYT reports:  [Dennis Keen, and American who lives in Kazakhstan] hosts a travel show on a state television channel. (“I’m kind of like the American Borat,” Mr. Keen said.) When Mr. Keen learned about the sequel, he thought... Kazakhstan should embrace the Borat character’s catchphrase and turn it into the country’s tourism slogan: “Kazakhstan. Very nice!”...  Two weeks ago, Mr. Keen and a friend, Yermek Utemissov, who helps foreign film companies arrange shoots in Kazakhstan, pitched ...
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Ahead of the Election, Offers a Message of Unity

One of the hallmarks of travel marketing is to position travel as a uniting force, helping people gain a new perspective outside of their day-to-day lives, introducing them to diverse cultures and broadening their minds. Of course, that message has been a tough sell in the midst of a worldwide health crisis that has halted...
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Saudi Arabia's Green Hydrogen Plan Won't Erode Oil's Dominance - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia's Green Hydrogen Plan Won't Erode Oil's Dominance - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia is building the world’s biggest green hydrogen facility, but oil will continue to be the kingdom’s main business after the plant starts operating in 2025. The $5 billion project will use renewable energy to produce hydrogen equivalent to as much as 15,000 barrels of oil a day, Ahmad Al-Khowaiter, Saudi Aramco’s chief technology officer, said last week. Saudi Arabia plans to increase its production capacity ...
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U.S. Space Force Lt. General John F. Thompson will join us at TC Sessions: Space in December

Our first-ever dedicated space event is coming up on December 16 and 17, and we’re thrilled to announce that Lieutenant General John F. Thompson of the U.S. Air Force will join us on our virtual stage at TC Sessions: Space. Thompson is the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and oversees research, design, development and acquisition of satellites and their associated command and control systems for the U.S. Space Force. We’re excited to have Thompson joining us because his role ...
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Guest Post: Susan May

My name is Susan May, I am delighted to tell a bit of my story, here on Corey's blog.                I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska.    Growing up far from the continental United States, travel has been part of my life since a toddler.            Which made moving to Switzerland, 14 years ago, for my husband's job, an adventure more than a challenge.                   8 years into our life in Zurich, we...
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The dark secret at the core of the yachting industry: 15 current and former crew members describe what it's really like to work on a superyacht, from bullying to sexual harassment

Those who work in the yachting industry say it has a sexual harassment and abuse problem. Samantha Lee/Business Insider The yachting industry seems glamorous, but it may be hiding an abuse problem. Business Insider spoke with two dozen people who work or have worked in the industry. They all described an endless cycle of abuse on board. Fifteen current and former crew members came forward with sexual harassment or bullying allegations. Crew often don't report such incidents because there's...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Aldar lifts #AbuDhabi, Egypt extends losses | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Aldar lifts Abu Dhabi, Egypt extends losses | Nasdaq Abu Dhabi's index .ADI closed higher on Monday boosted by gains in Aldar Properties ALDAR.AD following a government projects management deal, while Egypt's stock market extended losses as Commercial International Bank Egypt COMI.CA continues to drop following removal of its chairman by the central Bank.The Abu Dhabi index .ADI advanced 1.2% as Aldar Properties ALDAR.AD surged 14.9%, its biggest daily gain since December 18, 2014...
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No need for negative rates now, expansion so far may be enough - #Israel central banker | Reuters

No need for negative rates now, expansion so far may be enough - Israel central banker | Reuters The Bank of Israel sees little reason to push its key rate to zero or below given low borrowing costs for consumers and businesses and may not need to boost other stimulus measures, a senior central banker said on Monday.Bank of Israel Deputy Governor Andrew Abir told Reuters the central bank could hold off with further action if the economy started to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, no more l...
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UAE's biggest bank FAB posts 19% drop in third quarter net profit | Reuters

UAE's biggest bank FAB posts 19% drop in third quarter net profit | Reuters First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB.AD, the United Arab Emirates' biggest lender, reported a 19% fall in quarterly profit on Monday, dragged down by a double-digit drop in net interest income and higher impairment charges. Third-quarter net profit was 2.506 billion dirhams ($682 million), versus 3.11 billion dirhams a year earlier.CI Capital expected FAB to post a net profit of 2.5 billion dirhams, while EFG Hermes had a forecast o...
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Oil drops on rising virus cases, increasing Libyan output | Reuters

Oil drops on rising virus cases, increasing Libyan output | Reuters Oil prices fell on Monday, extending last week’s losses, as increasing coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe raised worries about energy demand, while Libya’s fast growing production also weighed on prices.Brent was down 88 cents, or 2.1%, at $40.89 by 1306 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) dropped 92 cents, or 2.3%, to $38.93. Both contracts fell almost 2.5% last week.The United States reported its highest n...
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LA Rams, Fanatics and Postmates coordinate on an on-demand pop-up

Postmates, now a division of Uber, is diving deeper into the world of on-demand retail and its partnership with the National Football League. The company, working alongside Fanatics and the Los Angeles Rams is launching a pop-up shop Monday for fans to buy gear directly through the delivery service. The store is coordinated with the first Monday Night Football game being played at the Rams SoFi stadium. Postmates will be delivering Rams merchandise through the collaboration with Fanatics s...
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Ant Group could raise as much as $34.5B in IPO in what would be world’s largest IPO

The long-anticipated IPO of Alibaba-affiliated Chinese fintech giant Ant Group could raise tens of billions of dollars in a dual-listing on both the Shanghai and Hong Kong exchanges. Shares for the company formerly known as Ant Financial are expected to price at around HK$80, or roughly 68 to 69 Chinese Yuan. The company is selling around 134 million shares in the Hong Kong portion of its debut, worth around $17.25 billion American dollars at HK$80 apiece. Given that the share sale is expected t...
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Column: Funds buy crude on expected delay to OPEC+ output increase - Kemp | Reuters

Column: Funds buy crude on expected delay to OPEC+ output increase - Kemp | Reuters Hedge funds purchased crude futures and options at the fastest rate for six months as portfolio managers became increasingly confident OPEC+ will postpone scheduled output increases until demand is stronger.The equivalent of 55 million barrels was purchased by hedge funds and other money managers in the six most important petroleum futures and options contracts in the week to Oct. 22.Buying was concentrated in...
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OpIndia, Republic TV et al come together to launch ‘nationalistic’ digital media association

Right wing and “pro-nation” digital media outlets including OpIndia, Goa Chronicle and Republic World have come together to form the Indian Digital Media Association (IDMA) as a self-regulatory body of sorts. While it isn’t entirely clear what the newly-formed organisation’s functions will be, a claimed IDMA will work towards “ensur[ing] that Indian interests are protected against vested foreign interference and control”. The IDMA’s founding members include OpIndia, Goa Chronicle, Republic Wor...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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As temperatures drop, high winds increase Southern California fire danger

LOS ANGELES — Santa Ana winds — “likely the strongest Santa Ana event we have seen so far this season” — will buffet Southern California amid sharply cooler temperatures Monday and combine with low humidity and dry vegetation to create a danger of wildfire through Tuesday, “the most dangerous fire weather conditions” in more than a year, the National Weather Service warned. “Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds are expected to develop across most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Tuesday...
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Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) Outperforms Industry Through Rapid Execution of Plan As Pandemic Quickly Spread

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, today shared key elements of its strategy that led to significant industry outperformance in multiple metrics, according to STR data around expenses and operating margins. For the three-month period June through August 2020, HVMG delivered substantially greater GOPPAR (Gross Operating Profit Per Available Room) and GOP percentage than the industry and continues to ou...
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41% of Hawaii voters already voted, Lanai voter center closed amid COVID-19 surge, Eddins appointed to state Supreme Court, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%. Officials ask that voters mail ballots by Tuesday. Civil Beat.Hawaii elections office begins processing ballots. The state has already received nearly 365,000 ballots by mail. KHON2.Ballots pouring in: 41% of Hawaii County voters have already voted. Some 41% of Hawaii County’s more than 127,000 registered voters had already voted by Friday, with 11 days to go before the Nov. 3 general election. West Hawaii Today.=====Wrong Tests, Weird Exemptions – What Th...
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