Ige wants new statewide mask mandate, Health Department whistle-blower back at work, $4M COVID-19 testing pod opens at HNL, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige from Nov. 2, 2020 video Ige: New law needed for mask enforcement. Gov. David Ige on Monday said a new law is needed to help handle those who ignore the coronavirus-related emergency mask mandate in Hawaii by issuing a citation similar to tickets written for minor traffic infractions, which carry a fine but aren’t treated as a criminal offense. Tribune-Herald.Special legislative session for statewide mask mandate unlikely this year, Gov. David Ige says. Gov. David Ige...
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The honour roll of those who’ve been blocked on Twitter by Victoria’s Chief Health Officer (taxpayer funded account)

He blocked me today. But he’s been doing that regularly in the past. Here’s a few of those he’s blocked, including me. Apparently, in the USA no public official can block access to an official account. Of course, Australia has NO real protections for freedom at all, as we are now finding. "Public Officials: Beware […]
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An optimistic looking old Japanese lady

Maybe, just maybe, this old lady knows something that many of us sadly don’t.
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DELICIOUS Roasted Caramelised Pumpkin With Pecans {Vegan}!

Want a simple roasted pumpkin recipe that is packed full of flavour and crunch but requires very little effort? This roasted pumpkin recipe with caramelised onions and pecans is so tasty I didn't even need to add cheese or any other flavours. This vegan recipe is a pushy one Dear Reader!
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Under the Sun

It was gray and foggy all day long last week but around two in the afternoon the sun came out and I headed for the Luxembourg Gardens. (This was before confinement started again.) It like it much better than the Tuileries as it just seems more intimate. All of the trees that turn yellow in the Fall had done so. I guess orange and red leaves will arrive next month. It was a bit early for the mums too. Only the yellow ones had started blooming. Hopefully, I will be able to return in...
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Oil rises 2% but traders brace for wild ride on U.S. Election Day | Reuters

Oil rises 2% but traders brace for wild ride on U.S. Election Day | Reuters Oil prices rose near 2% on Tuesday, advancing with other financial markets on U.S. Election Day although traders were bracing for volatility depending on the voting results and as surging coronavirus cases around the world fed worries about fuel demand.Brent futures rose 74 cents, or 1.9%, to settle at $39.71 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 85 cents, or 2.3%, to settle at $37.66.The oil pric...
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OPEC President Says Saudis, Russia Push to Delay Supply Hike - Bloomberg

OPEC President Says Saudis, Russia Push to Delay Supply Hike - Bloomberg OPEC+ talks on delaying a January oil-output increase gathered momentum on Tuesday, with some top officials offering support to the effort.Algeria, which this year holds the OPEC presidency, said that both Saudi Arabia and Russia were pressing fellow members to prolong the current oil-supply cuts into next year, rather than tapering them as planned. Algeria supported the proposal, the first country to publicly do so.Oil pri...
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#Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways Cuts Jobs as Virus Slams Travel Demand - Bloomberg

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways Cuts Jobs as Virus Slams Travel Demand - Bloomberg Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways Co. laid off another 200 employees in September as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hammer demand for air travel.The airline instituted cost reductions at every level of business, Chief Executive Officer Rohit Ramachandran said. The layoffs, across all business lines but predominantly pilots and cabin crew, followed the termination of about 300 employees -- a third of the airline’s workforce...
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Delek Group gets another $100 million dividend from Ithaca unit | Reuters

Delek Group gets another $100 million dividend from Ithaca unit | Reuters Israel's Delek Group DLEKG.TA said on Tuesday that it received a $100 million dividend from its wholly owned Ithaca Energy unit that will be used to pay down a loan from BNP Paribas.Delek Group, one of Israel’s largest conglomerates, has been hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak and drop in global oil prices. It has been selling assets to raise funds to pay its lenders and bondholders.Ithaca, a British North Sea oil and ga...
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Three Days in Twin Peaks: An In-Depth Journey Through the Evocative Locations of David Lynch’s TV Series After a time of great personal loss, a friend of mine set off on a road trip around the United States. When I later asked what part of the country had made the deepest impression on him, he named a few towns about thirty miles east of Seattle: the shooting locations, he hardly needed tell a fellow David Lynch fan, of Twin Peaks. Raised in Spokane, Washington, among a variety of other modest American cities, Lynch saw clearly the look and feel ...
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#UAE's loan deferment scheme benefits over 320,000 residents, businesses | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE's loan deferment scheme benefits over 320,000 residents, businesses | ZAWYA MENA Edition About 310,000 individuals have benefited from the UAE’s loan deferment initiative since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest statistics.The number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other companies in the private sector who have sought financial relief has also reached at least 11,500.The latest data were mentioned in a report on the Targeted Economic Support Schem...
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Oil Gains Most in a Month as OPEC+ Hints at Delay to Output Hike - Bloomberg

Oil Gains Most in a Month as OPEC+ Hints at Delay to Output Hike - Bloomberg Oil rose alongside a broad market rally, drawing support from signs that OPEC+ may delay a planned output increase as well as a weaker dollar.U.S. benchmark crude futures climbed as much as 4.1%, the most in a month, before paring gains. The market also took its cue from stronger equities as millions of Americans headed to vote on election day. A weakening dollar also boosted the appeal for commodities priced in the cur...
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Another airline is retiring the world's largest passenger plane after just under 3 years of service as the pandemic keeps long-haul flyers grounded. See inside Hi Fly's Airbus A380.

A Hi Fly Airbus A380. VanderWolf Images / Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly will be retiring its largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, after nearly three years of service. Hi Fly operates the only secondhand A380 which it uses for recovery, repatriation, and medical supply flights under its wet-lease and charter purview. The passenger cabin of the massive Airbus A380 had been hollowed out so the jet can carry more medical cargo to assist in humanitarian efforts related to COV...
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The wealthy are rushing home by private jet to vote in swing states as absentee ballots don't cut it for some

A Hawker 800 jet departing from Farnborough Airport. Images Group/Getty Forget the absentee ballot: some wealthy voters are chartering private flights to get to the polls on Election Day. Private jet charter company evoJets told Business Insider that at least four customers have booked flights specifically to vote, and all of those are headed to swing states. New York City-based helicopter firm Blade says more flyers than usual made their way to the Hamptons, ...
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Mideast Stocks: Major Gulf markets mixed; Aramco's Q3 profit slides | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Major Gulf markets mixed; Aramco's Q3 profit slides | ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabia's stock market closed lower on Tuesday hurt by a string of disappointing corporate earnings, while the Qatari index ended a three-session losing streak.The kingdom's benchmark index slipped 0.3%, with Saudi British Bank dropping 2.1% after it announced a 10.5% fall in third-quarter profit.National Industrialization Company (Tasnee) was down 2.3%, after it posted net loss in the quarter ending Se...
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Got the right stuff? Exhibit and pitch at TC Sessions: Space 2020

Do you find expression “the sky’s the limit” well, limiting? Join a global community of brilliant visionaries, makers and investors on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020, an online conference dedicated to moving beyond the confines of this world through innovative tech and to creating stellar startup opportunities. Speaking of a stellar opportunity, this one lets you navigate your startup into the orbit of the space industry’s leading experts and decisions makers. We’re talking folks fro...
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What Hotel KPIs Analyze Complete Operational Performance? | By David Eisen

Consulting the right hotel KPIs can help juice a hotel's bottom line. But just any old metric won't do. If hoteliers want to uncover financial weak spots, revamp operations and boost profit, it requires complete operational metrics. These KPIs measure efficiency throughout every corner of the hotel.
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Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Enhances Industry-leading We Care Clean ℠ Program With P&g Professional Partnership

Phoenix, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts (BWHR) continues to enhance its industry-leading cleaning program, We Care CleanSM, through its partnership with P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble. Today BWHR announced the addition of Microban 24 Professional to its cleaning protocol. Starting this fall, all 2,300 Best Western-branded locations across the U.S. and Canada will have access to Microban 24 Professional, adding an extra layer of protection for hotel guest...
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IDeaS and protel go Hand-in-Hand Like Profitability and Efficiency as an Impressive 100-Integrations Milestone is Achieved

protel is proud to announce another milestone amongst its ranks. IDeaS, the world's leading provider of revenue management software and services, clenches the trophy for 100 integrations to protel hotels around the world, via the protel Marketplace.
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Blue Water Resort & Casino Selects Agilysys rGuest Express to Streamline Guest Self-Service and Improve the Guest Journey

ALPHARETTA, GA. — November 3, 2020 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that Blue Water Resort & Casino has expanded its existing Agilysys relationship with the addition of Agilysys' modern, cloud-native SaaS mobile guest self-service check-in/out solution, rGuest Express.
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5 Underrated Destinations in the US

Most serious travelers regularly head out of the country. But what if you could see incredible sites without pulling out the passport? Believe it or not, there are plenty of excellent destinations in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Tourism Tidbits: Thinking About Our Security Needs Once We Have Gone Beyond COVID-19 | By Peter Tarlow

In today's very politically and economically unstable world the tourism and hospitality industries have no choice but to be sensitive to the needs of security and safety (S&S), and to emphasize public health requirements. Despite this needed emphasis on COVID-19 and the universal pandemic, other classical issues of tourism security and safety still exist and should not be ignored. Security and safety professionals continuously reexamine these issues and are constantly seeking new ways to ...
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What is the Hotel Business Case?

The first step in the property development process is opportunity definition. This is when alternative projects are explored, identified and selected.
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#SaudiArabia’s Gas Push Pays Off as Production Hits Record - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia’s Gas Push Pays Off as Production Hits Record - Bloomberg Saudi Aramco’s greater focus on developing natural gas resources paid off with record daily output of the fuel -- but it still wasn’t enough to keep the kingdom’s power plants supplied when they needed it most.Saudi Arabia consumes all the gas it produces, much of it to generate electricity. Because gas pollutes less than crude, power plants prefer it as fuel.Aramco pumped a record 10.7 billion cubic feet of gas on Aug. 6, th...
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#NAMA: What changes the music industry and artists would like to see in the Copyright Act

“Today if you are paying two people [royalties on music they worked on], under the law there could be potentially six people who ought to be compensated for this exploitation,” said Rahul Ajatshatru of Ajatshatru Chambers. But, he said, there are many more people involved in a song’s creation that may be entitled to royalties, but are not receiving them. The music industry has undergone significant changes since the last time the Copyright Act was amended. Speakers at MediaNama’s discussion on C...
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Creditors warned to act fast over money owed by #Dubai's Arabtec - Arabianbusiness

Creditors warned to act fast over money owed by Dubai's Arabtec - Arabianbusiness Creditors of fallen Dubai-based construction giant Arabtec have been warned they must not waste any time in the pursuit of outstanding debts owed to them as the company edges closer towards liquidation.Under the relatively new UAE Bankruptcy Law there are three insolvency procedures available – preventative composition, rescue within bankruptcy, and liquidation within bankruptcy.Mark Raymont – partner construction,...
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Spotify to let labels pay for sponsored recommendations; what it could mean

In a potentially significant move, Spotify will start allowing music labels add sponsored listings to personalised music recommendations, the company announced on Monday. “Artists and labels can identify music that’s a priority for them, and our system will add that signal to the algorithm that determines personalized listening sessions,” the company said, adding that only users who are using features on Spotify to discover new music will hear such sponsored music. This announcement could have s...
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Could other Gulf countries follow #Oman's income tax lead? - Arabianbusiness

Could other Gulf countries follow Oman's income tax lead? - Arabianbusiness Other countries across the GCC could follow Oman’s lead in introducing some form of income tax although they may wait to see how the measures impact the sultanate, according to a leading economic expert.Oman announced on Monday plans to start taxing the income of wealthy individuals from 2022.The move by the cash-strapped sultanate is part of measures designed to tackle a budget deficit that’s ballooned due to low oil pr...
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Internet suspended in nine tehsils of Jaipur in wake of Gujjar agitation

The Rajasthan government on Monday suspended mobile internet services in several parts of Jaipur district in wake of the ongoing Gujjar agitation.  Mobile internet was shut down for 24 hours starting 5 pm on November 2 in the tehsils (blocks) of Kotputli, Paota, Shahpura, Viratnagar, and Jamwaramgarh, Phagi, Madhorajpura, Dudu, Mojmabad. All internet services except for broadband were shut down. The order, passed under the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services Rules 2017, said the suspensi...
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#UAE non-oil private sector shrinks for second time in three months | Reuters

UAE non-oil private sector shrinks for second time in three months | Reuters The United Arab Emirates’ non-oil private sector slipped back into contraction in October for the second time in three months, a survey showed on Tuesday, stunting the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit UAE Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which covers manufacturing and services, fell to 49.5 in October from 51.0 in September, slipping below the 50.0 mark that s...
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