Furloughs, layoffs loom for Hawaii government workers, Kauai reinstates 14-day quarantine, Supreme Court blocks police union attempt to keep discipline records secret, Kealohas to be sentenced today, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Merrie Monarch event pre-COVID ©2020 All Hawaii NewsNext Year's Merrie Monarch Festival Is On But With No Live Audience. Organizers of the Merrie Monarch Festival announced there will be no live audience for the annual hula competition next year. Tickets to the spring event usually go on sale around Dec. 1, but the sales have been canceled. Instead, organizers and sponsors are exploring other options given the ongoing pandemic. Hawaii Public Radio.Merrie Monarch 2021 Will Have No L...
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HT Media clocks digital revenue of ₹21 crore: Q2FY21

HT Media’s digital revenue stood at ₹21.28 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, reflecting a 2.4% YoY increase and a 6.9% QoQ increase. However, the segment practically broke even, with losses amounting to just ₹14,000 in the quarter, compared to ₹3.94 crore in the same quarter last year. Losses have also fallen dramatically month-on-month from ₹3.8 crore in the previous quarter. The financial results were disclosed on November 27.  The company’s consolidated operational revenues f...
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Cyber Monday scams? Fakespot says it can identify fraudulent reviews and sellers online

The pandemic has made it all but impossible for a retail company without an online presence to survive. Yet while companies heavily dependent on foot traffic like J.Crew and Sur la Table have filed for bankruptcy this year, companies that are expert in e-commerce have thrived, including Target and Walmart. Amazon alone now attracts of all dollars spent online by U.S. shoppers. Unfortunately, as more shopping moves online, fraud is exploding, too. The problem is such that startups working with ...
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Cyber Monday scams? Fakespot says its tech can spot fraudulent reviews and sellers online

The pandemic has made it all but impossible for a retail company without an online presence to survive. While companies heavily dependent on foot traffic, like J.Crew and Sur la Table have filed for bankruptcy this year, companies that are expert in e-commerce have thrived, including Target and Walmart. Amazon has gained perhaps the most steam in 2020, attracting of all dollars spent online by U.S. shoppers throughout the year. Unfortunately, as more shopping moves online, fraud is exploding, ...
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Calita, Bondi

Calling seafood and taco lovers! Calita is a small 26 seater Mexican marisqueria (aka a seafood restaurant) on busy Campbell Parade in Bondi. There are cocktails and a small menu that focuses on the Baja region in Mexico.
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Oil prices down 1.5% as OPEC+ debates 2021 output policy | Reuters

Oil prices down 1.5% as OPEC+ debates 2021 output policy | Reuters Oil fell about 1.5% on Monday as the world’s major oil producers discussed extending deep output cuts at talks this week, but benchmark crude will end the month with a strong rally built on hopes that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be available.Brent crude for January delivery, which expires on Monday, dropped 68 cents, or 1.4%, to $47.50 a barrel by 1:24 p.m. EST (1824 GMT). The more actively traded February Brent contract was down...
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Santa Decides ‘You’ve Been Good Enough’ for 2020 in Virgin Hotels’ Forgiving Ads

Sketchy behavior, bordering on the completely inappropriate, might've earned you a lump of coal in your holiday stocking in years past. Cases in point: lying to your roommate to get some alone time or, on the more extreme end, faking a wedding just to rack up the gifts. But since this is 2020, many sins...
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Americans say they feel increasingly unsafe flying as new coronavirus cases continue to spike

Passengers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Only 22% of Americans in a new survey said they feel comfortable travelling right now.  It's the lowest number UBS' weekly survey has found since July.  Still, US airports saw their busiest days since March over Thanksgiving as many Americans ignored warnings not to travel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Americans are growing increasingly hesitant about flying on planes, even as ...
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Market capitalization tells you how much a company is worth, and whether buying its stock suits your overall investing strategy

Stocks are often classified by their market caps, and each market-cap category offers different risks and rewards for investors. picture alliance / Contributor/Getty Images Market capitalization ("market cap") is the total value of all a company's stock: the number of outstanding shares by the share price. Stocks are often categorized by the size of their market capitalization: large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap, or micro-cap. An indicator of financial strength, market capitalization suggests h...
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Service Excellence Introduction: The Service Dna | By Silvia Kirkland Zese

Dear colleague, friend, family member... today I have a very simple question for you: when you think about hospitality, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If I am not mistaken, the first word that came to you was most likely service. Am I right?
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The best Cyber Monday 2020 travel deals for domestic getaways — with flexible booking dates through the end of 2021 and beyond

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Getty Images/Yumi mini Due to COVID-19, the travel industry has been upended and the landscape continues to shift.Hotels, booking sites, and tour operators are still offering significant savings for Cyber Monday 2020 and Travel Tuesday 2020 (December 1). However, with the ongoing pandemic, many people aren't sure if travel is safe right now, or when they will be ...
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Millennials Really Do Intend to Buy Cars. Thank the Pandemic.

  Forget all you’ve heard about Millennials (24-39 years old) and their disdain for automobiles. COVID-19 has changed that, as 31 percent of those without a car intend to buy one in the next six months, and 45 percent of them are Millennials. EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, and consulting services, and […] The post Millennials Really Do Intend to Buy Cars. Thank the Pandemic. appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Despite COVID risk, 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports Sunday, highest air travel day since pandemic began

What coronavirus? About 1.2 million people passed through U.S. airports on the Sunday following Thanksgiving, the greatest single-day air travel numbers since the pandemic hit America in March. And this was after all the pleading from health experts for everyone to stay home over Thanksgiving, or expect ICUs and funerals by Christmas. — Read the rest
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Outrage as Ballykisteen members rebel against proposed sale

Ballykisteen Golf Club Members of Ballykisteen Golf Club are outraged over the proposed sale of the golf course and its return to agricultural use, destroying what has become a vital hub for local people as well as an important tourist attraction.The course, which his beautifully situated in the heart of the Golden Vale at Monard, just 400 yards from ...
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Bill Gates Says More Than 50% Of Business Travel Will Disappear In Post-Coronavirus World

The coronavirus will fundamentally alter the way people travel for and conduct business, even after the pandemic is over, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Tuesday.
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Travelodge UK CEO exits as the majority of hotels stay

In what has been the most actively watched hotel-firm financial restructuring of 2020, Travelodge (United Kingdom) has retained the majority of its hotels under its new company voluntary arrangement, but is seven-year CEO Peter Gowers will leave at the end of the year.
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Watch Digital Dancers Electrify the Streets of Istanbul

Are you open to the idea of otherworldly beings moving amongst us, benign but unseen? Director Gökalp Gönen seems to be in the above video for jazz innovator Ilhan Ersahin’s “Hurri-Mitanni” (Good News). Things kick off in a decidedly low key manner—a young woman sets off for a nighttime stroll through the streets of Istanbul, her face deliberately obscured by a snugly tied black and white cloth. Turning a corner, she passes an anonymous figure, wrapped head to toe in similar stripes. Do...
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Guest Post: Kambria Anton

  I believe at one point or another in our lives we find ourselves searching for something or someone to guide us, to help us along this life’s journey. Finding Corey and following her blog for over 8 years has been like finding a treasured jewel at the Brocante. like many of you fellow readers, I start my morning with a cup of coffee, sitting down with my computer and diving into Corey’s World. She has a tremendous gift of weaving her tales and imagery that spark my ...
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New Regenerative Revolution report urges events industry to regenerate, not just restart

In the same month that 93-year old Sir David Attenborough's witness statement, "A Life on Our Planet" launches on Netflix, the IMEX Group is publishing a research report that urges the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry to adopt a new economic model - the circular economy.
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OPEC Seeks Compromise on Plan to Delay Output Hike - Bloomberg

OPEC Seeks Compromise on Plan to Delay Output Hike - Bloomberg OPEC ministers started hashing out the size of the cartel’s oil-production cuts for next year, as the group’s president called for caution in a fragile market.The coalition is debating whether to maintain supply at current levels or increase it as planned in January. Some members are concerned that global markets remain too weak to absorb more barrels while others want to sell more crude as prices surge amid hopes for virus vaccine...
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Adnoc Is Said to Be in Running to Buy Offshore Oil Services Firm - Bloomberg

Adnoc Is Said to Be in Running to Buy Offshore Oil Services Firm - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. is a potential contender to buy a local offshore oil-services firm that counts the state-owned crude producer among its major clients, according to people familiar with the matter.Zakher Marine International is working with Bank of America Corp. as it weighs its strategic options, including a sale, said the people, declining to be named because the information isn’t public yet. The process is ...
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OPEC oil output rises for fifth month on Libyan recovery, Reuters survey shows | Reuters

OPEC oil output rises for fifth month on Libyan recovery, Reuters survey shows | Reuters OPEC oil output rose for a fifth month in November, a Reuters survey found, as increased Libyan production offset full adherence by other producers to cuts agreed in an OPEC-led supply deal.The 13-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has pumped 25.31 million barrels per day (bpd) in November, the survey found, up 750,000 bpd from October and a further increase from the three-decade low re...
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#UAE banks waive $236.8mln debts of 1,607 Emiratis | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE banks waive $236.8mln debts of 1,607 Emiratis | ZAWYA MENA Edition The Non-performing Debt Relief Fund announced on Monday that 12 banks had waived the debts of 1,607 Emirati citizens, with a total value of more than AED869.85 million.The banks that participated included First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Al Hilal Bank, Mashreq Bank, Emirates NBD, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Standard Chartered, RAKBANK, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates Islamic, NBQ, and the Ar...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Most log monthly gains on COVID-19 vaccine optimism | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most log monthly gains on COVID-19 vaccine optimism | Nasdaq Saudi and Dubai shares ended higher on Monday, with most markets recording monthly gains thanks to optimism that the progress in COVID-19 vaccine development would help global economies recover at a quicker pace than initially anticipated.Financial markets worldwide have gained in most sessions after U.S. drugmakers Pfizer PFE.N and Moderna MRNA.O, and Britain's AstraZeneca AZN.L released positive trial data on their vac...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: homeschooling? your library can help

Homeschooling? Your Library Can HelpOne of the many ways COVID has changed our lives is an increased interest in homeschooling. Of course no parents want their children to be exposed to the virus. But many families face health challenges that make the possibility of exposure much more dangerous. Parents may have many reasons for preferring homeschooling, and the pandemic has brought them front of mind.If you're a homeschool family, you already know that the public library is an invaluable resour...
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Celebrity Cruises Adds All Inclusive Features

Celebrity Cruises will soon become pretty close to being an all inclusive cruise line.  Called “Always Included,” Celebrity will now be more competitive with the likes of Virgin Cruises and others.   In Celebrity’s words, they want to put an end to complicated promotions, confusing add-ons Read More The post Celebrity Cruises Adds All Inclusive Features appeared first on .
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The road to smart city infrastructure starts with research

Dominik Schiener Contributor Dominik Schiener is co-Founder and Chairman of the IOTA Foundation. He has been in the blockchain space since 2011, with several startups in Switzerland, UK and Germany. His primary focus is how to improve physical infrastructure with digital infrastructure such as DLT and AI. Mathew Yarger Contributor Mathew is Head of Mobility and Automotive at the IOTA Foundation, where he develops strat...
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Alphabet’s DeepMind achieves historic new milestone in AI-based protein structure prediction

DeepMind, the AI technology company that’s part of Google parent Alphabet, has achieved a significant breakthrough in AI-based protein structure prediction. The company announced today that its AlphaFold system has officially solved a protein folding grand challenge that has flummoxed the scientific community for 50 years. The advance inn DeepMind’s AlphaFold capabilities could lead to a significant leap forward in areas like our understanding of disease, as well as future drug discovery and ...
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As Slack acquisition rumors swirl, a look at Salesforce’s six biggest deals

The rumors ignited last Thursday that Salesforce had interest in Slack. This morning, CNBC is reporting the deal is all but done and will be announced tomorrow. Chances are, this is going to a big number, but this won’t be Salesforce’s first big acquisition. We thought it would be useful in light of these rumors to look back at the company’s biggest deals. Salesforce has already surpassed $20 billion in annual revenue, and the company has a history of making a lot of deals to fill in the road...
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Experts warn of coronavirus surge after widespread Thanksgiving travel

More than 100,000 Covid cases a day over holiday weekendModerna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirmUS politics – live coverageCoronavirus – latest updatesThe US continued to report more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day over the holiday weekend, as experts warned that widespread Thanksgiving travel could fuel a surge in the coming weeks. Related: Moderna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy, final results confirm Continue reading...
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