Honolulu ex-police chief, deputy prosecutor sentenced in corruption scandal, House committee seeks looser travel rules, HPD chief vows to discipline CARES OT abusers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

File footage of Katherine and Louis Kealoha PC:Hawaii News Now Honolulu’s former law enforcement power couple learned their punishments in federal court Monday: seven years in federal prison for disgraced Police Chief Louis Kealoha and 13 years for his estranged wife, former Deputy Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha. The Kealohas and two Honolulu Police Department officers were convicted in June 2019 following an elaborate but botched effort for the Kealohas to steal the proceeds from a reverse...
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An old Tokyo restaurant then and now

One day, this colourful, 45 years in business little restaurant was on the corner as usual. Then come sunrise on another day, it simply wasn’t.
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One Skillet Chicken {Roast Chicken Without An Oven!}

This skillet chicken is a complete meal in one. With mushrooms, peas and onion this has a gorgeous white wine and cream sauce and is flavoured with fresh herbs. Apart from being absolutely delicious, the other best thing is there's very little to wash up! This is a delicious roast chicken without an oven and you don't need to turn on an oven to make this!
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Phonesuite Direct Separates from Phonesuite into Stand-Alone Company

Phonesuite, a leading provider of hospitality communications for 30+ years, is proud to announce that Phonesuite Direct is now a stand-alone, focused company dedicated to serving the needs of its most important end-user customers, including hotels, management companies and major brands. As part of the spinoff, Phonesuite Direct has formed a new leadership team, with each member bringing years of industry experience.
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Oxford Capital Group expands CA portfolio with contrarian acquisition of 5 hotels

Oxford Capital Group, LLC announces today the acquisition of five Bay Area hotels (three in San Francisco: King George Hotel; Hotel Griffon; and The Inn at Union Square; and two in Silicon Valley: Creekside Inn in Palo Alto and Hotel Los Gatos) with plans to reposition many of the assets. Oxford Capital Group's wholly owned affiliate, Chicago-based Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, takes over management of the properties as of today. These five hotels bring Oxford's Bay Area footprint to nine...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Chicago, Oxford, Silicon Valley, Essex, Bay Area, FELIX, Union Square, Cass, Julian, Godfrey, Audrey, Versey, Oxford Hotels Resorts LLC, Oxford Capital Group LLC

The 12th

We once lived in the 12th and it seems like a really long time ago. I walked around the area with a friend the other day to look at it again. Nation, my old hood. This was new to me-the Ministry of the Interior. Street art, kind of graffiti, but very artistic done on paper and then pasted on. We saw these artistically arranged veggies in the Aligre market, one of the first I ever visited. Some more good street art. Yet another gorgeous flower shop. I just ...
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Oil slides as OPEC+ delays decision on output cuts | Reuters

Oil slides as OPEC+ delays decision on output cuts | Reuters Oil prices extended losses to a second day on Tuesday after OPEC and its allies left markets in limbo by postponing a formal meeting to decide whether to lift output come January.Brent crude ended the session down 46 cents, or 1%, at $47.42 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate settled down 79 cents, or 1.7%, at $44.55.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other allies, a group known as OPEC+, delayed...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Opec, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Petroleum Exporting Countries Russia

AMS Hospitality Group & Black Salmon Announce Joint Venture to Acquire $300 Million in Hospitality Assets Across the U.S.

AMS Hospitality, comprised of The Allen Morris Company and Stormont Hospitality Group, and Miami-based national commercial real estate investment firm Black Salmon today announced a joint venture with plans to acquire $300 million in hospitality assets across the U.S. within the next 18 months.
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FAU Hospitality Summit to Address Coronavirus Concerns for 2021

The immediate future of the hospitality industry in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic will be the focus of a summit hosted by the Florida Atlantic University College of Business this month.
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Maneckji Seth Agiary – Parsi Imprint on Mumbai

Anyone who has lived in or grown up in Mumbai would know at least one Parsi for sure. And if new, you will wonder about the fuss around Bun-Maska (Bun-Butter), Bhurji-Pav (Scrambled eggs-Bread) and Irani Chai (Persian Tea). That is the extent to which the Parsis are part of the cosmopolitan weave of this city. The history of Bombay and the Parsis almost run parallel, with the community making their presence felt since the mid-17th century. Their contribution to the island’s early development, an...
Tags: Life, India, Unesco, Mumbai, Bombay, Fort, Parsi, Irani, Vikas Dilawari, Wadia, Wadia Clock Tower, Banaji Limji Agiary, Perin Nariman, Lamassu, Maneckji Seth Agiary, Bun Maska Bun Butter Bhurji Pav

10 of the Best Yoho National Park Hikes

Yoho National Park in British Columbia isn’t very big compared to its next-door neighbour – Banff National Park. But the park is one I’d highly recommend visiting if you’re doing any kind of cross-Canada road trip or even the popular Vancouver to Calgary drive because what it lacks in size, it makes up for in mountain splendour! It’s also accessible as a day trip from Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise and Golden. Yoho National Park is one of four Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks known for their inc...
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Peak Oil Is Suddenly Upon Us

Peak Oil Is Suddenly Upon Us A year ago, if anyone in the petroleum business had suggested that the moment of Peak Oil had already passed, they would have been laughed right off the drilling rig. Then 2020 happened.Planes stopped flying. Office workers stayed home. “Zooming with the grandkids” replaced driving to see family. A year of global hunkering yielded the sharpest drop in oil consumption since Henry Ford cobbled together the first Model T. At its worst, global demand dropped by a stagge...
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OPEC Splits at Its Core, Risking Deal That Underpins Oil Price - Bloomberg

OPEC Splits at Its Core, Risking Deal That Underpins Oil Price - Bloomberg The successful OPEC+ deal that’s supported the oil market since the price crash earlier this year is threatened by a new fissure at the heart of the cartel.Unusual tensions between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- longtime OPEC stalwarts and close allies -- have prevented what was widely expected to be a routine agreement to delay a production increase scheduled for January. Instead of a deal, a ministerial vi...
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Coronavirus Oil Quotas: OPEC's Lost Its Team Spirit - Bloomberg

Coronavirus Oil Quotas: OPEC's Lost Its Team Spirit - Bloomberg OPEC's historic output agreement may be teetering on the edge of collapse. It wouldn’t be in the interest of a single cartel member, but then nor was letting that last deal implode in March. Ignoring the risk of another breakdown seems blinkered.What was meant to be a pretty straightforward meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries broke up spectacularly on Monday. So they pushed back a gathering with their OPEC+ ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

What a COVID-19 Vaccine Means for the Travel Industry

The travel industry around the world has had to adapt to accommodate the implications of... The post What a COVID-19 Vaccine Means for the Travel Industry appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Marketing Coach.
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HSBC increases stake in #Saudi British Bank to 31% - statement | Reuters

HSBC increases stake in Saudi British Bank to 31% - statement | Reuters HSBC, through its subsidiary HSBC Holdings B.V., has purchased shares in Saudi British Bank which will increase its shareholding in the Saudi lender to 31% from 29.2%, the bank said on Tuesday.It said the stake increase followed the participation in an accelerated book build process launched on Nov. 30 by NatWest Markets and Banco Santander. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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How United Airlines overcame one of the largest limitations to transporting Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to the US

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner being loaded with cargo. United Airlines United Airlines flew the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Pfizer vaccine is uniquely difficult to transport as it has strict below-freezing temperature requirements that require the use of dry ice, a dangerous good to transport in the aviation industry. United and the Federal Aviation Administration worked to alleviate the dry ice restrictions ...
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Charlestowne Hotels Selects Event Temple as their Sales & Catering System for Six Properties

Event Temple is proud to announce their partnership with Charlestowne Hotels. Charlestowne Hotels, an independent management company with 40 years of experience and a portfolio of 50 hotels, has selected Event Temple as their sales and catering system for six of their properties - three of those being new developments and three being transition properties within their Origin portfolio.
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Tripadvisor Reveals December Holiday Travel Trends

With Thanksgiving behind us and the next set of holidays right around the corner, I wanted to share new data from Tripadvisor about what can be expected. Despite rising COVID cases, Americans remain more optimistic about travel than the rest of the world, with 55 percent of Americans planning on traveling this holiday season, compared to only 30 percent globally.
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U.S. shopping app downloads on Black Friday reached a record 2.8M installs

Many U.S. consumers spent this year’s Black Friday sales event shopping from home on mobile devices. That led to first-time installs of mobile shopping apps in the U.S. to break a new record for single-day installs on Black Friday 2020, according . The firm estimates that U.S. consumers downloaded approximately 2.8 million shopping apps on November 27th — a figure that’s up by nearly 8% over last year. However, this number doesn’t necessarily represent faster growth than in 2019, which also saw...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Google Play, Mobile, Ecommerce, Apps, Business, Shopping, Marketing, Nike, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping

New Gil Hanse course to elevate member experience at Les Bordes

One of Europe’s most eagerly anticipated new golf design projects will officially be unveiled in the heart of France’s famed Loire Valley with the spring launch of the New Course at Les Bordes.Situated 90 minutes south of Paris, within Les Bordes’ magical 1,400-acre estate in the Sologne Forest, the par-72 layout has been created by globally-acclaimed American golf architect Gil Hanse and is set to open in...
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Montage Los Cabos Debuts Casa Crenn

Montage Los Cabos, a secluded luxury resort perched on the shores of Santa Maria Bay, today announced "Casa Crenn," a once-in-a-lifetime exclusive culinary series in partnership with America's only three-Michelin-starred female chef, Dominique Crenn, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Atelier Crenn, the world-renowned restaurant in San Francisco. Featuring top talent from the culinary world, this exciting epicurean event is hosted in collaboration with French Master Chef Xavier Salomon...
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Volara Partners with Butler Hospitality and Synergy Global Housing to Bring Roomservice to Guests at Synergy Chelsea NYC

New York — December 1, 2020 — Accessing roomservice just got a lot easier for corporate housing guests staying at the Synergy Chelsea in New York. Through a new strategic partnership between Volara and Butler Hospitality, guests staying at 232 7th Avenue can now scan a QR code on a Volara-powered Google Nest Hub to access an in-room restaurant menu on their mobile device. Foodservice items are prepared by executive chefs in one of five operating hotel hub kitchens in Manhattan and deliver...
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Investment banks stick with Gulf despite falling fees | Financial Times

Investment banks stick with Gulf despite falling fees | Financial Times Fees are falling, oil prices are low and the region’s economies are under threat. But top global investment banks say they have no intention of pulling back from the Gulf.  Regional fees from M&A, loans, debt and equity issuance fell 7 per cent in the 10 months to the end of October, Refinitiv data show. Globally, meanwhile, fees rose 17 per cent in the same period as companies in the US and Europe raised cash to deal ...
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China’s Chang’e-5 lunar lander successfully lands on the Moon

Chinese state news agencies are reporting a successful landing of the Chang’e-5 lunar robotic lander, which will seek to return lunar rock samples back to Earth. The launch took off on November 23, and attained lunar orbit on November 28. It launched the lander vehicle on November 30, and the reports today from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) says that at shortly after 10 AM EST it achieved its goal of touching down on the Moon’s surface intact. China’s Chang’e-5 mission will b...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi stocks weaken after stellar November | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks weaken after stellar November | Nasdaq Saudi shares started the month on a weaker note on Tuesday after the bourse's benchmark index nailed solid gains in November on global cheer over the progress of COVID-19 vaccine candidates.Investors worldwide are pinning their hopes on positive vaccine trial data, fuelling optimism about a faster than expected economic recovery.Oil prices, a key catalyst for the region's financial markets, were broadly steady on Tuesday as inves...
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Join us for a live Q&A with Sapphire’s Jai Das today at 2 pm EST/11 am PST

Today’s the day! In just a few hours I am chatting with with Jai Das, a managing director at Sapphire Ventures. The conversation is part of the second season of Extra Crunch Live series that has seen all sorts of investors and founders join TechCrunch for a dig into their work. Das’ participation comes at the perfect moment: he invested early in MuleSoft, which sold to Salesforce for $6.5 billion back in 2018. Salesforce is expected to announce its purchase of Slack later today, perhaps before o...
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Facebook’s self-styled ‘oversight’ board selects first cases, most dealing with hate speech

A Facebook -funded body that the tech giant set up to distance itself from tricky and potentially reputation-damaging content moderation decisions has announced the first bundle of cases it will consider. In a press release on its website the Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) says it sifted through more than 20,000 submissions before settling on six cases — one of which was referred to it directly by Facebook. The six cases it’s chosen to start with are: Facebook submission: 2020-006-FB-FBR A c...
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It is time to show you CARE! | By Cihan Cobanoglu

The impact of the pandemic on every industry is undisputable. Travel and tourism are no exception. The pandemic has not only impacted the economics of these industries, but it has also changed the behaviors of consumers, most likely forever.
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Horwath HTL Industry Report: Hong Kong Hotels: Staycation to Long Stay Packages - Can locals fill the gap until inbound travelers return?

Hotels in Hong Kong are struggling to survive without overseas and mainland visitors. Facing a critical period of "life or death", hotels in Hong Kong have to swap its focus into local demand.
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