Beauty of Yarmouth County - Part 8

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Masks are mandatory in Hawaii, but state sends mixed signals, Lanai under shutdown as COVID-19 cases surge, parents sue Honolulu Police Department over arrest of 15-year-old schoolmate, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Masks are worn at a Hawaii farmers market ©2020 All Hawaii News  Confusion about rules on mask wearing is widespread across counties for residents and tourists. Better communication is needed to inform tourists and residents that wearing masks is “mandatory,” said Gov. David Ige, who on Monday encouraged “everyone (to) continually remind people that masks are required in Hawaii.” Star-Advertiser.Gov. Ige admits state needs to do a better job on mask wearing rules. Governor David Ige admit...
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Italian American Authors and Italian Themed Books 2020 List

Add caption Back in 2009 I started this post with the latest Italian American authors and Italian themed books due to the large amount of inquiries I was receiving to either review or give recommendations.  I thought what better way to help support our community than creating a top list of Italian themed book and Italian American authors. Click on each of the books to get more information to the individual books.  - Cafe Firenze-  Fabio Viviani & Jacapo Falleni - The You...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Pemberley, Eric Dregni, Maria Laurino, Lorraine Ranalli, Italian American Authors, Italian Books, Fabio Viviani Jacapo Falleni, Oreste Leroy Salerni, Hoboken Laura Schenone, Michael H Gyulai Harlot, Patricia Volonakis Davis, Justin Catanoso, Leon J Radomile, Italian American Books

Say NO to Digital Immunity Passports

MY POSITION IS CLEAR: NO. UNAMBIGIOUSLY NO. === FROM LINKEDIN Charles Radcliffe – Digital Immunity Passports from Leo Clifford on Vimeo. Digital Immunity Passports. How do you feel about them? Charles Radclyffe (Tedx speaker and Forbes contributor) goes into detail about the data/technology ethics and governance aspects you should consider. My questions and timestamps below: 1. […]
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A Church

In the Marais you will find the beautiful church of Saint Paul-Saint Louis. You can enter a side door down at the end of this alley. The newly painted door and arch where I got red paint on my hands. The front of the church. Inside is this shell which holds holy water when there isn’t a virus going around. There are two which were a gift from Victor Hugo who lived near by. Isn’t this lovely?
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Peru: Machu Picchu reopens Sunday after 7 months closure due to COVID-19, now spiking again in Peru

PERU: Access to the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu has been all but entirely closed for seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Peru's No. 1 tourist draw reopens Sunday, even though coronavirus continues to escalate in Latin America and throughout the world. — Read the rest
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#SaudiArabia Plans to End Controversial ‘Kafala’ Labor System, Report Says - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Plans to End Controversial ‘Kafala’ Labor System, Report Says - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia is set to announce major labor reforms that could effectively end its controversial “kafala” system for foreign workers, a news outlet close to the government reported.New rules governing foreign labor are scheduled to be unveiled as early as next week and would be applied from the first half of 2021, the online Maaal newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources. The changes were to be disclose...
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A CREEPY Gremlins Cake!

Happy Almost Halloween Peeps! We go straight back to the 80s with this fun and spooky Gremlin cake! Fitting in with my Halloween picnic, this creepy Gremlin pops out of the picnic basket hungry and looking for blood. Beware!
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In Peru, Machu Picchu to reopen Sunday after 7 month closure for COVID-19 which is spiking again in Peru

PERU: Access to the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu has been all but entirely closed for seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Peru's No. 1 tourist draw reopens Sunday, even though coronavirus continues to escalate in Latin America and throughout the world. — Read the rest
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Unsettling scenes outside an abandoned Japanese house

Finding old and long-forgotten personal possessions in abandoned homes isn’t all that unusual in Japan. The houses in this previously photographed village, for example, can’t have been all that different when people still lived there, and in the same mountainous region as the buildings below was a slowly deteriorating little hamlet — its dwellings filled with the belongings of former inhabitants. And yet that said, the sight of mouldy clothes hanging out as if to dry was a first. Surrounded b...
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Lily C.A.T.

Released back in 1987, this is another anime film I dug up while searching for anime releases that were horror-themed. It’s pretty much a take on Alien, and so a crew on a long-distance cargo ship starts having to deal with something killing the crew. Nothing groundbreaking, but it was entertaining, and decently animated. I only wish I could have watched the original Japanese edition — I could only find the American dub, which was apparently heavily edited (by Carl Macek of Robotech fame n...
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See the Future of Meetings at HITEC via AVaStar

The adoption and use of new technology has sparked a shift in meeting planner objectives and goals. According to the International Association of Convention Centers' (IACC) 2017 Meeting Room of the Future™ report, meeting planners are looking to create more personalized experiences for delegates by integrating more interactive technology.
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Japan Regional Markets: Recovery Leaders

As entry restrictions for international travelers in Japan remain in place, new trends in hotel performance have emerged. Recent data suggests a distinct preference for regional destinations, helped in part by the Japanese government's "Go to Travel" campaign to promote domestic travel and help boost local businesses. But while regional markets are leading the recovery in the country, levels remain well below pre-pandemic levels with full recovery not expected for years.
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Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack

Since I’m a big fan of Junji Ito’s work, I’m really surprised that I had missed the release of this (back in 2012) — I just stumbled upon it while searching for horror-themed anime to watch. If you’re a fan of Ito, then you know what to expect: deliciously grotesque happenings of the weirdest kind — in this case, fish (and other creatures of the sea, including sharks) start roaming the streets with insect-like appendages. And then it gets even weirder. I quite enjoyed this, and would now l...
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Creepshow (Season 1)

I had watched the first couple of episode of this Shudder-produced series adaption of the classic 80s anthology film during my October marathon last year, and only now have I gotten around to watching the other episodes. I’m glad I did, because as I wrote in that original post, this is a really fun series, and does a great job of telling the same sort of creepy (and occasionally silly) stories that the original film did, which makes me happy. I was reminded of the series with the recent an...
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Current Pandemic an Opportunity for African Hotel Management Company Selection & Negotiation | By Wayne Troughton

HTI Consulting recently launched a new report on hotel operator selection and management contract negotiation in Africa, providing various invaluable insights into the selection process as well as important analysis on contract contents, trends, benchmarks and negotiation techniques for owners in Africa."
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Oil rises 2% on U.S. Gulf shutdowns, outlook weak | Reuters

Oil rises 2% on U.S. Gulf shutdowns, outlook weak | Reuters Crude settled higher on Tuesday as companies shut down some U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production ahead of an approaching storm, although surging coronavirus infections and rising Libyan supply limited gains.Companies including BP BP.L, Chevron CVX.N, Shell RDS.L and Equinor ASA EQNR.OL evacuated rigs or closed facilities. So far producers have shut 16%, or 294,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil output due to Zeta, which weakened to a tropic...
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How to Better Manage Conference and Banqueting When It Returns | By David Eisen

Let's face it: Even discussing conference and banqueting business right now drips of tone deafness. We get it: There's not much of it on the books. According to HotStats data, year-to-date revenue from conference and banqueting is down 72% to $8.38 per available room compared to the same period last year.
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More Hotel Mogel: Essays in Hotel Marketing & Management

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a watershed moment for hotels around the world. Weathering the short-term consequences of a global travel shutdown required a deft hand in management, while navigating any organization toward success in the recovery period demands even more intellect and creativity.
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Kazakhstan Takes a Cue From Borat and Reminds Visitors That It’s ‘Very Nice!’

As the famous expression goes, there's no such thing as bad publicity. The tourism board of Kazakhstan has taken that to heart, and decided to feature the catchphrase that made the country infamous at the center of the its new travel campaign. Kind of. A new digital ad called "Very Nice" is a twist on...
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Marriott Uses Loyalty Program to Roll Out New Work From Anywhere Program

Sick of working from your kitchen counter? Marriott thinks you might be. This morning, the world's largest hospitality brand announced it's rolling out a new work from anywhere program that will open more than 2,000 of the brand's properties for day rates featuring a desk, Wi-Fi and access to a hotel's amenities. Both the hospitality...
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Nearly 200 airports in UK and Europe could go bust due to collapse in air travel

Industry body says 193 of the continent’s 740 commercial airports face insolvencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNearly 200 airports across the UK and Europe are at risk of going bust within months due to the dramatic collapse in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the European airports trade body warned on Tuesday.Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe), which represents airport operators, said it estimated that 193 out of Europe’s 740 commercia...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, UK News, World news, Air transport, Transport, Airline Industry, Heathrow Airport, Airports Council International Europe ACI Europe Reminds Nation That 'America Is For Everyone'

Global travel leader recognizes that America has experienced internal rifts and unprecedented circumstances like never before in 2020. Amidst a difficult year, marked by a global pandemic that is taking its toll on every aspect of our everyday lives, as well as keeping us from experiencing travel the way we used to, it's time to remember, celebrate and rediscover the incredible diversity and amazing mosaic of international cultures that lives and breathes within our nation. Bo...
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Tripadvisor Ramps Up Support for Hotels With Launch of Two New Technology Solutions

Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel platform, today announced the launch of two new technology solutions for hotels - Spotlight and Reputation Pro - to help hospitality businesses rebuild traveler confidence, attract new customers and make smart, data-driven decisions to increase profitability during these unprecedented times.
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If you want your country to be more successful, invest in girls' education, new research shows

Small school in a village of shepherds and farmers near Bikaner in Rajasthan Frédéric Soltan/Getty Images The report shows that 100% secondary school completion rate for girls by 2030 could boost GDP by an average of 10%. "We think there's a really compelling investment case here," Ying Qin, an analyst with Citi Global Insights, said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Investing in education within developing nations to help girls complete high school could boost economic ...
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Roaring winds, low humidity boost Southern California wildfire risk

LOS ANGELES — The risk of new wildfire outbreaks again threatened LA and Orange County Tuesday amid furious winds, very low humidity and an abundance of bone-dry vegetation. “The combination of a strong offshore pressure gradient, strong upper-level wind support and significant cold air advection is producing the strongest Santa Ana wind event we have seen so far this season, with the most dangerous fire weather conditions we have seen since October 2019,” said an NWS statement. On Monday after ...
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At the end of Q3 2020, the Dallas market leads the United States Hotel Construction Pipeline

In the recent report released by Lodging Econometrics (LE), at the close of the third quarter of 2020, the top five U.S. markets with the largest total hotel construction pipelines are Dallas with 154 projects/18,592 rooms; followed by Los Angeles with 150 projects/25,188 rooms; New York City with 144 projects/25,147 rooms; Atlanta with 134 projects/18,670 rooms; and Houston with 109 projects/11,384 rooms. These top five markets account for 15% of the rooms in the total U.S. pipeline. Twe...
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#SaudiArabia's biggest bank NCB posts 23.7% rise in quarterly profit | Reuters

Saudi Arabia's biggest bank NCB posts 23.7% rise in quarterly profit | Reuters Saudi Arabia's biggest lender National Commercial Bank 1180.SE on Tuesday posted a nearly 24% rise in third-quarter net profit, as net commission income rose and impairment charges dropped.NCB posted a net profit of 3.16 billion riyals ($843 million) in the quarter ended September 30, up from 2.55 billion in the same period a year earlier.CI Capital had forecast NCB would post a net profit of 2.1 billion riyals, while...
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#Kuwait is the GCC state most impacted by the low oil price - Moody's | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Kuwait is the GCC state most impacted by the low oil price - Moody's | ZAWYA MENA Edition Kuwait is the GCC sovereign most exposed to the prolonged decline in oil prices caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a -29.2 percent oil and gas revenue shock, said Moody’s, while Bahrain is the least exposed of the GCC states, with a revenue impact of -4.2 percent.The impact of the coronavirus shock on oil and gas revenue, based on the assumption that oil prices average about $35 per barrel this year.Kuwa...
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#Kuwait Cuts Some Rates to Ease Currency and Virus Pressures - Bloomberg

Kuwait Cuts Some Rates to Ease Currency and Virus Pressures - Bloomberg Kuwait’s central bank cut interest rates on some monetary policy instruments in an effort to ease pressure on the currency while helping the economy cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.In a surprise move, the central bank also said it would keep the discount rate at 1.5%, maintaining the existing cap for loans extended to customers in Kuwaiti dinars. At the same time, it lowered by 0.125% the repo rate and yields o...
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