center for public integrity: a brief history of voter suppression in the united states

This article was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C., from their excellent series "Barriers to the Ballot Box". Analysis: New And Age-Old Voter Suppression Tactics At The Heart Of The 2020 Power Struggle Making voting harder is about grabbing even more disproportionate power and delaying the impact of shifting demographics.By Matt DeRienzo, Editor-in-Chief, Public Integrity, October 28, 2020 "You will no...
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Hawaii braces for COVID-19 spike from mainland, state hits record voter turnout, Honolulu mulls public transit fare hikes, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Socially distanced witches celebrate Hawaii Halloween PC: Royelen Lee Boykie from Facebook  Officials say Halloween parties could lead to small spike in cases. Many people had a relaxing Halloween and followed local health guidance by staying at home, but there were several large parties that officials said could lead to a small spike in cases in the next few weeks. KHON2.'It's a threat to us': Hawai'i experts urge public to follow restrictions amid mainland Coronavirus crisis. Corona...
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Tree Top Escape oct 2020

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Government of Canada announces plan to support economic recovery through immigration

  News release October 30, 2020—Ottawa— The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan today, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle-class Canadians. The pandemic has highlighted the contribution of immigrants to the well-being of our communities and across all sectors of the econ...
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Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant, Blacktown

Gursha is an authentic Ethiopian restaurant in Blacktown. There you'll find injera bread topped with a range of meat and vegetable stews that you eat with your hands and a wonderful Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony.
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20 virtual wine tastings hosted by vineyards, experts, and winemakers from around the world

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Getty Images Although states have begun phased reopenings following lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus, some states are experiencing an uptick in cases now and many people are still turning to online experiences for socializing.Wineries, winemakers, and wine connoisseurs are bringing the vineyards and tasting rooms straight to living rooms with virtual wine tastings.Many of the virtual tastings...
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OPEC Boosts Output Even as New Virus Wave Sends Oil Crashing - Bloomberg

OPEC Boosts Output Even as New Virus Wave Sends Oil Crashing - Bloomberg OPEC’s effort to shore up world oil markets during the pandemic is facing a new threat -- from the group’s own rising production.In the past few months, the resurgent coronavirus has increasingly frustrated the cartel’s attempt to defend crude prices through cutting its output. Oil futures have sunk below $40 a barrel in London to their lowest since May.But a fresh challenge is emerging from within the organization’s own ra...
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HFTP 2020–2021 Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors Begin Term

The 2020-2021 Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) have officially begun their term at the start of this month. The association leaders represent a wide variety of segments within the hospitality industry, including: clubs, academics, hotels, finance, technology and more. The HFTP Global Board volunteers its time and professional expertise to help guide and progress the association to the forefront of the industry...
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Astronauts on the space station see vibrant deserts, roiling storms, and volcanic eruptions. These are the best photos ever taken from the ISS.

Backdropped by New Zealand and the Cook Strait in the Pacific Ocean, astronauts Robert Curbeam (left) and Christer Fuglesang (right) participate in an extravehicular activity. NASA Astronauts have lived on the International Space Station continuously for 20 years — the first expedition arrived on November 2, 2000. Astronauts have taken millions of pictures of their breathtaking views throughout those two decades, capturing from sprawling city lights to volcanic eruptions. Here are the 27 b...
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UPDATE 8-Oil rises 2% as U.S. presidential election looms | Reuters

UPDATE 8-Oil rises 2% as U.S. presidential election looms | Reuters Oil prices gained nearly 2% on Monday, shaking off earlier losses, as the United States heads into a contentious U.S. presidential election.The oil market has been under pressure in recent days, hit by concerns about weaker fuel demand as several European countries went into lockdown to curb the coronavirus. New infections spiked in the United States as well.Brent crude rose 67 cents, or 1.8%, to $38.61 a barrel by 1:18 p.m. EST...
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OPEC+ Inches Closer to Delaying Output Hike After Russian Talks - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Inches Closer to Delaying Output Hike After Russian Talks - Bloomberg OPEC+ inched closer to delaying its January output increase, with Russia actively discussing keeping its current curbs for an extra three months as oil markets weaken.The producer group, led by Russia and Saudi Arabia, has been dropping hints for weeks that its plan to add almost 2 million barrels a day to oil markets next year may not be such a good idea as the demand recovery falters.Since President Vladimir Putin firs...
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See new show at Machu Picchu

Authorities in Peru have put on a show to mark the re-opening of the major archaeological site that was closed to the public for almost eight months.
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Most major Gulf markets firm up a day after retreat | Reuters

Most major Gulf markets firm up a day after retreat | Reuters Most major Gulf markets ended higher on Monday, a day after a retreat in the region, with the Saudi index climbing following three sessions of losses, although Qatar traded flat.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index .TASI advanced 2%, boosted by a 2.6% jump in Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE and a 1.8% increase in oil giant Saudi Aramco 2222.SE, ahead of its earnings announcement on Tuesday.Elsewhere, Al Etihad Cooperative Insurance 8170.SE climbed 10...
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Infor Develops Contactless Ordering Solution for Hospitality Industry

Infor today announced Infor OrderNow, a new contactless ordering solution to help the hospitality industry better navigate the operational challenges that the current pandemic presents, while supporting the dining revenue stream in the future. An extension of Infor POS, Infor's powerful cloud-based point-of-sale solution, Infor OrderNow is a new solution released as an adaptation to changes in customer purchase behavior that also provides organizations with a tool to address declining rev...
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Spotta puts bed bugs to the test

In its first year of operation, Spotta's Bed Pods have reduced the amount of bed bug incidents discovered by hotel guests from 50% to just 3.3% in its customers' properties.
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Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels All Cruises Through December 2020

Norwegian Cruise Line cancels all cruises for the rest of this year.  Under the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings umbrella, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas cruise cancellations extend through December, too.   Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Cancellations Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ cruise cancellations follow the U.S. Centers Read More The post Norwegian Cruise Line Cancels All Cruises Through December 2020 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Marriott Hotels Fined £18.4m For Data Breach That Hit Millions

The UK's data privacy watchdog has fined the Marriott Hotels chain £18.4m for a major data breach that may have affected up to 339 million guests.
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Guest Post: Sue Johnpeter

  When the blogging universe was exploding into many points of light, I found my way to Corey’s blog. Her touching words and observations kept me coming back. Her story of Chelsea climbing into Sacha’s crib to give him a bottle when Corey was recovering from cancer surgery touched me deeply. An incredible family, a mother with such heart and love.     (Our front porch)   Like many Americans, I am drawn to things French. Unlike many Americans, the reason is that our Dad was a bombardier instruct...
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“Outlook for Hotels in Europe and UK for 2020” | By Korosh Farazad

There is no doubt that Europe is overwhelmed with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic since end of September. We can see a sharp increase in cases across the continent, especially in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and other European countries. The governments of each European country are responding and imposing stronger restrictions to control the second wave of this global pandemic.
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Here Are The Safest Hotels During The COVID-19 Crisis

If you're thinking of traveling during the second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, you might be wondering: Is there a list of the safest hotels during the COVID-19 crisis?
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Visioning The Post-COVID Era In Revenue Management

I have heard about the need for Revenue Management in the industry circles during this pandemic. The logic is if we are running 20% occupancy, then do we even need a Revenue Manager? This old school approach forgets the critical commercial role that today's Revenue Managers play. Maximizing visibility across channels, ensuring competitive pricing across rooms and packages, tracking parity across channels/affiliates, monitoring rate changes for competitive set across different booking hori...
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Email creation startup Stensul raises $16M

Stensul, a startup aiming to streamline the process of building marketing emails, has raised $16 million in Series B funding. When the company raised its $7 million Series A two years ago, founder and CEO Noah Dinkin told me about how it spun out of his previous startup, FanBridge. And while there are many products focused on email delivery, he said Stensul is focused on the email creation process. Dinkin made many similar points when we discussed the Series B last week. He said that for many te...
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all eyes on the united states: election day and beyond: the dark side laid bare

Election day in the U.S. tomorrow. My American family and friends are all quietly freaking out. The whole world is quietly freaking out. The massive turnout through mail-in voting and advance polling are very good signs. Thousands who didn't vote in 2016 have already voted in 2020. Personally, I think it will be an anti-Trump landslide in the popular vote, and a decisive win in the electoral vote. Not that anyone should put any faith in what I believe! In 2016, I told anyone who would listen t...
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Vers une alimentation plus végétarienne : mes séances de coaching en ligne

Cela faisait des années que j’avais ça dans la tête. Depuis quinze ans je publie sur mon blog, j’écris des livres, je passe du temps à répondre par mail à vos messages… J’ai même organisé quelques ateliers en groupe pour transmettre leLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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Fortnite will be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S at launch

As ever, launch title choices are likely to be a concern for gamers plunking down cash on a next-gen console. They can, however, take solace in the fact that the immensely popular battle royale title Fortnite will be available for both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S when those systems arrive a couple of days apart next week. Publisher Epic Games has detailed what the titles will look like for the news systems. It notes in a release that, “the Fortnite builds on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 ...
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MIT develops a battery-free method for navigating underwater that could transform ocean exploration

MIT has developed a new navigation system designed for use underwater that could do for underwater wayfinding what GPS has done for travel on and above the surface. GPS doesn’t really penetrate underwater, because radio waves aren’t really water-friendly. It’s why you commonly see things like sonar employed on submarines, which emit sound waves and measure their reflection off of other underwater objects and surfaces. Typical sonar and other acoustic signalling methods are power-hungry, howev...
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Leena AI nabs $8M Series as it expands from chatbots to HR service platform

When we covered Leena AI as a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2018 cohort, the young startup was firmly focused on building HR chatbots, but in the intervening years it has expanded the vision to a broader HR policy platform. Today, the company announced an $8 million Series A led by Greycroft with help from several individual industry investors. Company CEO and co-founder Adit Jain says that in 2018 the company was concentrating on building an intelligent virtual assistant for HR-related ques...
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Travel Media Group Releases Version 2.0 of OneView® Feed

In response to the changing needs of hoteliers, Travel Media Group is proud to unveil a significant update to their OneView® platform, called OneView® 2.0. TMG OneView® is an industry-leading content management system that aggregates your hotel's reviews, posts, and messages into one place. The update provides further optimization for hotel management groups, streamlining the way users view reviews for each property and enhancing existing features to have wider use.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Dana Gas confirms it has fully redeemed its sukuk | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dana Gas confirms it has fully redeemed its sukuk | ZAWYA MENA Edition Sharjah-based natural gas company Dana Gas has confirmed today that it has redeemed its $309 million outstanding sukuk.The sukuk, which had an original balance of $530 million, was issued on October 31, 2017, with $221 million of repurchases taking place during the last three years.In a statement to Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), Dr Patrick Allman-Ward, CEO of Dana Gas, said: “We are pleased to have settled all our obli...
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