Furloughs delayed as Hawaii awaits federal bailout, Honolulu grocery cards malfunction, Kauai seeks 3-day bubble quarantine, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Government Employees Association member signup Dec. 10, 2020 PC:HGEA Hawaii to delay state furloughs after virus relief bill passes. Gov. David Ige today said the passage of a new coronavirus relief bill by the U.S. Congress this week has prompted him to delay the implementation of state worker furloughs previously due to begin on Jan. 1. Associated Press.Governor delays January start of furloughs for state workers, but doesn’t set new date. Gov. David Ige said the federal governm...
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Foodservice Supervisor needed, 4 open positions in British Columbia, Canada.

  Terms of employment: Permanent, Full time 32 to 40 hours/week Start date: As soon as possible Benefits: Dental benefits, Group insurance benefits, Vision care benefits Employment conditions: Early morning, Morning, Day, Evening, Weekend, Night   Job requirements Language required - English Education - Secondary (high) school graduation certificate Experience - min 3 years Ability to Supervise -5-10 people, Staff in various areas of responsibility Additional Skills: T...
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Restaurant in Saskatoon, SK is looking for 2 permanent full-time Cooks to start immediately.

  Start Date of Employment: As soon as possible Job Type: Full-time, permanent positionHours: 32-40 hours per week; Requirements:  Minimum 1-year experience as a cook in the food industry Completion of a secondary school is required Ability to communicate effectively in English. Strong communication and leadership skills with attention to detail High standard of cleanliness and hygiene to ensure food is safe to eat. Ability to manage ...
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UK passengers flying United or Delta to USA must show negative COVID-19 tests

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines will require all passengers on flights from the United Kingdom to the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure. From Reuters: The decision follows the emergence of a highly infectious new coronavirus variant in Britain that has prompted many countries to shut their borders to travelers from there. — Read the rest
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Blue Christmas

The decorators for Christmas at the Hotel de Ville in Paris which is the seat of the Paris government, seem to have been the same ones who decorated Place de la Concorde with a blue theme and animated snow flakes going on which doesn’t make it any less special. There were many Christmas trees set up to wander around in. A free carousel. Dramatic lighting of the figures on the building. The moon looking over all. And the festive BHV department store across the str...
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Factbox-Brexit and the City of London: what changes and when | Reuters

Factbox-Brexit and the City of London: what changes and when | Reuters Britain, which left the European Union in January, loses full access to the bloc under transition arrangements that end at 2300 GMT on Dec. 31.The 27-nation EU is Britain’s biggest financial services customer, worth about 30 billion pounds ($40 billion) a year. The relationship helped cement London’s position as one of the world’s biggest financial centres and as a major contributor to British tax revenues.The following detai...
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One of biggest fergusons of all time: Fauci

A placeholder post, as usual. Came across a video interview of @JamesGRickards – now following him. He nailed it perfectly. The deadly mistake by @realDonaldTrump of hiring people like Fauci, which cost him and the USA dearly. & the elites who didn't lose a thing from the lockdowns. — Sanjeev Sabhlok, Pope @Church of […]
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Oil edges higher after Brexit deal, gains capped by pandemic | Reuters

Oil edges higher after Brexit deal, gains capped by pandemic | Reuters Oil prices inched higher on Thursday, helped by late-day buying in a low-volume session to close out the week.The market built gains overnight as Britain and the European Union reached a post-Brexit trade deal, reversed those gains, and then rebounded during the U.S. session to end modestly higher.U.S West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 settled up 11 cents to $48.23 a barrel, while Brent crude futures settled 9 cents hig...
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Major Gulf markets end mixed, #Qatar snaps losing streak | Reuters

Major Gulf markets end mixed, Qatar snaps losing streak | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf were mixed when they closed on Thursday, with trading volumes modest because of the absence of many foreign investors for Christmas.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index fell 0.2%, hit by a 0.7% fall in Al Rajhi Bank and a 0.8% decline in the country’s largest lender National Commercial Bank.The kingdom’s oil exports fell by 18.9 billion riyals ($5.04 billion) in October, down by nearly a third, while non-...
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Founder of #UAE healthcare major Aster mulls London, #Dubai listing - Arabianbusiness

Founder of UAE healthcare major Aster mulls London, Dubai listing - Arabianbusiness UAE-based healthcare major Aster is looking again at listing the company on either London Stock Exchange or Dubai Financial Market, its founder has told Arabian Business.The discussions come as management are keen to discover the true value of the company for its shareholders, said Dr Azad Moopen, founder chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare.“About 80 percent of our business comes from the G...
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Cancellation policies for the 4 major airlines show it’s almost impossible for customers to just get their money back

FILE PHOTO: Delta Airlines planes and a British Airways plane are pictured at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington Reuters Throughout 2020, travelers have been forced to cancel or reschedule trips due to the coronavirus pandemic. Most airlines allow customers to rebook or cancel, but it can be difficult to get a monetary refund.  Here's what you can do if you have a flight with United, Delta, American, or Southwest that you need to cancel. Visit Business Insider's ho...
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The best camping stoves for cooking on outdoor adventures

A dependable camp stove lets you prepare hot meals, brew fresh coffee, and purify gathered water wherever your outdoor adventures take you.The best camp stoves are portable enough that they don't take up too much space in your vehicle, are easy to light with a lighter or match, and can hold up in a variety of weather conditions and environments.Our top pick, the MSR PocketRocket Deluxe, is compact enough for backpackers to use, intuitive and easy to operate, and has a built-in igniter that's rel...
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further to rebecca solnit: angry men attack me online

I recently completed three booklists for library customers, part of a system-wide readers' advisory project. The lists use good gender balance, and a strong representation of people of colour and LGBT themes. I did , , and . I love readers' advisory, and I really enjoyed the challenge of writing about each title in about 45 words.In the list of essay collections, I included Rebecca Solnit's Men Explain Things to Me. Then I decided it was time to read it! She's a brilliant essayist, one of the...
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Italian Christmas Short Bread Cookies Recipe!

 The Italian Shortbread Cookie Recipe is back by demand.   [Author: [email protected] (Italian American Girl)]
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Camper Van Deliveries Up 125 Percent in November

  Camper vans, ubiquitous homes on wheels for digital nomads, were up 125 percent in total shipments in November, according to the RV Industry Association. This was part of total RV shipments that finished the month with 42,513 units, a 43.4 percent increase over the 29,644 units shipped in November of last year. “RV manufacturers […] The post Camper Van Deliveries Up 125 Percent in November appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Happy Holidays from Amalfi

It’s early in Amalfi this Christmas Eve morning and the 7:35am church bells at the Duomo are ringing over town. As we wake up here in Italy today it is to the suddenly not so festive color red. That is, red for zona rossa (red zone). According to the Decreto Natale (Christmas Decree), all of Italy is a red zone for the holidays this year with many restrictions around movement and limitations on celebrations. It’s quite complicated, but the short version is: Stay Home. And that’s exactly...
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The masterclass that Anders Tegnell gave in 2020 on epidemiology

A placeholder post. I might bring all his sayings and writings together in a systematic manner in due course – something eminently worthwhile. But for now, just a few links and tweets. Anders Tegnell gave the world a masterclass in basic epidemiology during 2020 through his interviews. I later confirmed his views from the scientific […]
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MENALAC to release MENA Leisure Report – A first of its kind industry publication with a treasure trove of authentic industry data

MENA Leisure Report 2020 is a benchmark annual report that is a must-have for all stakeholders in the MENA region, in addition to valuable in-depth data on leisure operations in the MENA Region, this publication will identify new and upcoming projects, and help investors to the region to plan new investments into the Leisure & Entertainment Sector.
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Merry happy ho-ho-ho!

Wishing all of my readers a very happy and healthy holiday season! As they say in France: Bon réveillon ! Christmas tree 2020. [Author: wcs]
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Marriott International Expands Footprint In Japan In 2020

Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) today announced the expansion of its footprint in Japan with the debut of six of its hotel brands in the country in 2020. Newly introduced brands include AC Hotels by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, EDITION, JW Marriott, Fairfield by Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Reserve. With these additions and other openings during the year, the company will end 2020 with a total of 63 open properties in Japan represented across 18 brands.
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Stanley Turkel Named the Recipient of the 2020 Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year Award

Historic Hotels of America® is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year Award. Stanley Turkel has been named the recipient of the Historic Hotels of America Historian of the Year Award for 2020. This is the third time Turkel has won this prestigious award.
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The Customer Service Experience Doesn’t Begin With The Greeting | By Shep Hyken

In the world of show business and live entertainment, every act has an "opening." Most people think it's the first words that come out of the actors' mouths, but it's more than that.
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Global Talent On Display As SDGS Tourism Startup Competition Finalists Announced

All five global regions are represented as the UNWTO SDGs Global Startup Competition reaches its final stages. The competition was launched to identify innovators whose ideas can advance tourism's contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and attracted more than 10,000 participants from 138 countries. Now, the jury has narrowed the field down to a shortlist of just 60 finalists.
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From Gift Shop to the Post-Pandemic Gift Experience | By Larry Mogelonsky

While it's easy to see COVID-19 simply as a disruptive anomaly, a more interesting perspective would be to view it as a supercharged catalyst for changes that would have taken place regardless. Nowhere is this more apparent than the damage it's done to the travel and retail sectors.
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Why Supporting Local Matters for your Hotel’s Brand & Marketing Strategy | By Jamie Sterling

In the ever-changing hospitality landscape, staying on top of socioeconomic trends is as fashionable as it is necessary. One trend that has been gaining steam is the "Support Local" campaign which advocates supporting small, independent businesses that help keep and circulate money within their respective communities. This year, more than ever, we've all come to realize the true value of supporting our favourite local businesses and likewise, as business owners and operators, the need for...
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My Favorite Christmas Song

O Come, O Come Emmanuel   O come, O come, Immanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appears. Refrain: Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to you, O Israel. O come, O Wisdom from on high, who ordered all things mightily; to us the path of knowledge show and teach us in its ways to go. Refrain  O come, O come, great Lord of might, who to your tribes on Sinai's height in ancient times did give the law in cloud and majesty and awe. Refrain  O come, ...
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Oil climbs as U.S. inventory draw, Brexit deal hopes boost risk appetite | Reuters

Oil climbs as U.S. inventory draw, Brexit deal hopes boost risk appetite | Reuters Oil extended gains on Thursday in light holiday trade as a drop in U.S. stockpiles spurred demand hopes, while hints of an imminent Brexit deal underpinned investors’ risk appetite.Brent crude futures rose 17 cents, or 0.3%, to $51.37 a barrel by 0745 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude increased 10 cents, or 0.2%, to $48.22.Both contracts gained more than 2% on Wednesday.“Lower U.S. inventories of...
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Private equity will be a key driver of post-crisis Middle East economic recovery | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Private equity will be a key driver of post-crisis Middle East economic recovery | ZAWYA MENA Edition Alternative debt funds will be crucial to supporting funding gaps in Middle East markets – particularly for the small and medium-sized enterprises and mid-market enterprises, which represent a significant part of the region’s non-oil economy, experts said.Although the level of deal flow in 2020 has been similar to pre-crisis levels, the types of transactions and the reason for them have differed...
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Most major Gulf markets little changed; Dubai outshines | Reuters

Most major Gulf markets little changed; Dubai outshines | Reuters Dubai’s stock market extended the previous session’s gains on Thursday as the emirate began COVID-19 inoculations with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, while other major Gulf markets were little changed.Dubai’s main share index rose 1%, with blue-chip developer Emaar Properties advancing 2.6%, while Emirates NBD Bank was up 1.4%.The emirate started rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech for free from Wednesda...
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China Much Closer to Recovering ADR Than Europe and the U.S.

In April 2020, as part of the significant economic damage caused by COVID-19, hotel average daily rate (ADR) in China, Europe, and the United States dropped 40% below pre-pandemic levels. Since that point, rates in all three regions have improved, but hotels in China are much closer to reaching pre-pandemic ADR.
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