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Hawaii residents not staying home much, COVID-19 vaccinations not delivered equally, Maui promises vaccines for everybody by Labor Day, Blangiardi picks Cabinet, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii mobility map PC:UHEROPeople in Hawaii have stopped staying home as much following the surge in COVID-19 cases this summer, and have started going back to restaurants and shops, new mobility data shows. Civil Beat.UHERO mobility dashboard details can be found here.The number of residents leaving Hawai'i doubles in 2020. 2020 has taken a toll on many across the globe, including those in the Aloha State. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii says the state say the highest rates of popula...
Tags: Travel, New York, Senate, Hawaii, Cabinet, Parks, Big Island, Maui, Hawai, Hawaii County, West Hawaii, Oahu, U S Postal Service, U S Congress, Kailua Kona, Hawaiian Islands


Goodbye, 2020! Venetians Get the Last Word of a Terrible Year

A few days before the end of 2020, some Venetians hung a banner over the edge of the Rialto Bridge to say goodbye to a difficult year. #Fanculo2020
Tags: Travel, 2020, Venice, Veneto, Rialto Bridge, Italy News, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Oil prices rise as U.S. crude stock draw supports but demand hopes dim | Reuters

Oil prices rise as U.S. crude stock draw supports but demand hopes dim | Reuters Oil prices settled higher on Wednesday, supported by a draw in U.S. crude inventories and Britain’s approval of a second coronavirus vaccine but pressured by swelling year-over-year supply.Brent crude futures settled up 25 cents to $51.34 a barrel, off the session high of $51.56 and well lower than the $66 price that started the year.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude settled up 40 cents to trade at $48.40, su...
Tags: Travel, Britain, United States, Reuters, Reuters Oil, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Christmas Leftovers - Rum & Raisin + Fruit Mince Pie Ice Cream!

Christmas leftovers can be repurposed into something even more delicious! This creamy ice cream (that needs no churner) is flavoured with flecks of fruit mince tart and plump, rum soaked raisins!
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Flights are being halted at 2 major airports in Texas to disinfect an air traffic control center where 2 workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week

An American Airlines plane at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Cassiohabib/shutterstock The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop for flights departing and arriving into Dallas while a facility is being cleaned after two workers tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Flights are also temporarily barred from landing or taking off from any airport under the airspace, which extends across Northern Texas from parts of New Mexico to parts of Louisiana and Arkansas.  Exac...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Airports, Trends, Arkansas, Dallas, Aviation, New Mexico, Airlines, Louisiana, Faa, Southwest Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration, American Airlines


The Mondrian Park Avenue is a five-star hotel with a coveted Manhattan address and rooms starting at just $139 - but many of its top amenities are currently closed due to COVID-19

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Balcony King Room was a good size for a solo traveler. Paul Oswell / Business Insider The Mondrian New York Park Avenue is a five-star, boutique property designed in collaboration with Philippe Starck.I was swayed to stay for a night thanks to low rates and strong new COVID-19 policies, though not all amenities were available.I booked a Superior King for $139 plus a $35 resort fee and was upgrad...
Tags: New York, New York City, Trends, Philippe Starck, Accor, Manhattan, Epa, Tripadvisor, Mediterranean, Keith Haring, Times Square, New York Sports Club, Cleo, Koreatown, Piet Mondrian, Park Avenue


Marin Management, Inc. Adds Three Properties To Hotel Management Portfolio

Marin Management, Inc., a California-based hotel management company, has added three hotel management contracts to its growing portfolio of properties.The historic Callahan's Mountain Lodge nestled alongside the Siskiyou Mountains expands Marin Management's presence in Oregon, with California's Motel 6 Hayward East Bay and Villa Franca Inn Monterey topping off new management contracts totaling over 200 rooms.
Tags: Travel, California, Oregon, Motel, Callahan, Siskiyou Mountains, Mountain Lodge, Marin Management Inc, Marin Management, Hayward East Bay, Villa Franca Inn Monterey


Profit Plunge Has Global Hotel Industry Looking to Brighter 2021

As a fresh round of stricter COVID-related guidelines grip many parts of the world heading into the new year, the hotel industry is still feeling and reeling from the sting of the pandemic, though breakthrough vaccines could be the antidote to spur devitalized demand.
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The Boeing 737 Max is flying passengers again in the US - here's when and where each US airline will be flying it

The Boeing 737 Max 7. Stephen Brashear/Getty US airlines are gearing up to relaunch the Boeing 737 Max back into service following its ungrounding by the Federal Aviation Administration.  American Airlines flew the first passenger flight on Tuesday while United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Alaska Airlines will all fly the Max in 2021. All except for Southwest Airlines have scheduled the first routes for the Max with cities including Miami, New York, Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, and ...
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Alaska Airlines is banning emotional support animals as the DOT's new rule take effect in January

A dog flying on an airplane. Angel DiBilio/Shutterstock.com and Shutterstock.com Alaska Airlines will only allow trained service dogs to fly on its planes in 2021.  A new Department of Transportation rule takes effect on January 11, 2021, that defines a service animal as a trained dog and gives airlines the flexibility to limit which animals they allow onboard. Airlines have been looking to close the emotional support animal loophole for years after onboard incidents with the often untrain...
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This off-road Ford camper van has a 'penthouse' roof for up to $225,000 - see inside the Classic 4x4

Sportsmobile Classic 4x4. Sportsmobile Sportsmobile created the Classic four-by-four, an adventure van built on a Ford Cutaway with a "penthouse" pop-top roof.The tiny home on wheels was designed with heavy-duty durability and off-roading in mind.The interior and exterior upgrades vary widely, but the general price range is between $175,000 to $225,000.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Sportsmobile created the Classic, a four-by-four adventure van with a "penthouse" pop-top...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, California, Trends, Indiana, Ford, RV, Tiny Home On Wheels, Ford Econoline, Camper Van, Brittany Chang, BITranspo, CT Visual Features, Sportsmobile, Sportsmobile Classic 4x4


French la Vie Retreats in 2021

  The internal debate goes on and on will I be able to conduct French la Vie retreats in 2021? I need to make a decision as soon as possible for Spring. To either go ahead and project the future outings and details of a week retreat or to postpone the French la Vie until September. I would like to believe that I am wrong in thinking that it won't happen. That Covid will have us still restricted. Even with vaccination at hand, I do not think we will be ready to travel. The idea of planning and h...
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The Godfather Part III

I watched the new re-edit by Coppola, that retitles the film to The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (this is what he originally wanted as a title, but the studio insisted on using “Part III”). In a way I wish I had rewatched the original earlier this year, to then better appreciate how this re-edit affects the film — but I did read an article in which Coppola explains what he wanted to achieve with this revisit, and it did sound like an improvement. I remember liking this mov...
Tags: Travel, Film, Vatican, 1990, Coppola, Michael Corleone, Debaser, Movie Marathon, The Godfather Part III, The Godfather Coda


#Qatar Wealth Fund Invests $125 Million in Battery Firm Fluence - Bloomberg

Qatar Wealth Fund Invests $125 Million in Battery Firm Fluence - Bloomberg Fluence Gridstack energy storage systems.   Source: Fluence Fluence, a global battery storage joint venture of Siemens AG and AES Corp., said it reached an agreement with the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar for a $125 million investment.The funding will give the Qatar Investment Authority a 12% stake in Fluence and values the battery company at more than $1 billion, the companies said Wednesday in a join...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Qatar Investment Authority, Siemens, Siemens AG, AES, AES Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Andrés Gluski, Fluence Fluence


Interview: #Dubai's DIFC CEO 'optimistic' about significant recovery in 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

I nterview: Dubai's DIFC CEO 'optimistic' about significant recovery in 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Businesses embraced technology out of necessity during the global pandemic, which inspired firm decisions about issues companies had been considering for a while, according to Arif Amiri, CEO of DIFC Authority. Companies that support the future of finance will see continued growth in 2021, he says, meaning technology will play an increasingly crucial role.This applies to Dubai International Financia...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, DIFC, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai International Financial Centre DIFC, Arif Amiri, Amiri He, DIFC Authority Companies, Zawya Amiri


MIDEAST STOCKS- #UAE markets close lower after country reports cases of new virus variant | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE markets close lower after country reports cases of new virus variant | Nasdaq Stock markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) finished lower on Wednesday after the country reported confirmed cases of the new variant of the coronavirus.The UAE has discovered a "limited number" of cases of people infected with the new coronavirus variant, the first confirmed cases of the more contagious version of the virus in the Gulf region.The UAE has kept its borders and international flight...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Britain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Uae, Gulf, Adi, United Arab Emirates UAE, Qatar National Bank, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, National Commercial Bank, Meraas


From pandemic postcards to picnics: Guardian readers' tips on keeping friends close

As Zoom fatigue set in, many of you found creative ways to stay in touch with loved onesSome of my friends and I began a lockdown playlist on Spotify, where we would all add one song per day that was either related to how we were feeling or just something we happened to be in the mood for at the time. Music is very emotive: it can create the feeling of your friend’s presence in a way that even a video call or their voice can’t quite manage. We carried on even after the lockdown and did more play...
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#Dubai Park Operator to Hire Advisers to Assess Takeover Offer - Bloomberg

Dubai Park Operator to Hire Advisers to Assess Takeover Offer - Bloomberg The Legoland Dubai theme park, operated by DXB Entertainments PJSC, in Dubai.   Photographer: Christopher Pike/Bloomberg DXB Entertainment PJSC plans to hire advisers to evaluate state-controlled Meraas Holding LLC’s offer to acquire the Dubai theme park operator’s debt and take it private.The board approved appointing KPMG and Shuaa Capital as financial advisers and Allen & Overy LLP as legal adviser, a...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Dubai, Kpmg, Legoland Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Allen Overy, Shuaa Capital, Meraas Holding LLC, Meraas, DXB Entertainments PJSC, Dubai Park Operator, Christopher Pike Bloomberg DXB Entertainment PJSC, DXB Entertainment


My Overnight Adventure Aboard the Dacia Express Train to Bucharest, Romania

For most people, getting to Bucharest, Romania for a Danube river cruise is easy.  Fly to Bucharest, collect your luggage and you’re there.  Done. But because I don’t fly, the Dacia Express overnight train to Bucharest from Vienna was my only option. Across Europe by Read More The post My Overnight Adventure Aboard the Dacia Express Train to Bucharest, Romania appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Europe, Danube, Vienna, Munich, Paris, Bucharest, BUCHAREST Romania, Europe Trains, Overnight Trains, Train Reviews, City Night Line, Dacia Express, Dacia Express Train


Oil up on hopes of demand recovery, lower U.S. inventories | Reuters

Oil up on hopes of demand recovery, lower U.S. inventories | Reuters Oil gained ground on Wednesday as a U.S. coronavirus fiscal aid package and a decline in crude oil inventories lifted prices.Brent crude futures rose 35 cents, or 0.7%, to $51.44 a barrel by 0803 GMT and U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude added 30 cents, or 0.6%, to $48.30 a barrel.“Oil prices have remained supported by a weaker U.S. dollar overnight and have finally found a friend in the API inventory report,” said Steph...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #UAE stocks slip after first cases of new virus variant detected | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-UAE stocks slip after first cases of new virus variant detected | Nasdaq Stock markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) fell in early trade on Wednesday after the country reported confirmed cases of the new variant of the coronavirus.UAE discovered a "limited number" of cases of people infected with the variant, marking the first confirmed cases of the more contagious COVID-19 mutant in the Gulf region.UAE, unlike Saudi Arabia, has not closed its border amid concerns over the mut...
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Tippy tops

This is the view looking up into the birch trees in our yard, one of which snapped in Sunday's wind storm. There are three birches (they always seem to be planted in threes). We know they're more than twenty years old. We first saw the house eighteen years ago and the trees were pretty mature then. They're probably closer to thirty years old, likely more. Our birches as the sun rises. We have a photo of the house taken before the guy who had it built died (sometime around 2000, his widow sold ...
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#Qatar Ruler Gets Invite to Attend Summit That May Ease Gulf Rift - Bloomberg

Qatar Ruler Gets Invite to Attend Summit That May Ease Gulf Rift - Bloomberg Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani   Photographer: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Qatar’s ruler received an invitation from Saudi Arabia’s king to attend next month’s Gulf Cooperation Council summit, which may help to ease a dispute that shattered regional unity and set back U.S. efforts to isolate Iran.GCC Secretary General Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf delivered the invitation to Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Qatar, Joe Biden, Iran, Egypt, GCC, Oman, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Doha, Uae, Gulf Cooperation Council, Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Hamad al Thani


2021 predictions: what is likely to happen to the price of oil? - Arabianbusiness

2021 predictions: what is likely to happen to the price of oil? - Arabianbusiness The price of Brent crude oil will remain “subdued” in the first quarter of 2021, but could rise to $55 per barrel by the fourth quarter of the year, according to an industry expert.Brent crude futures rose 19 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $51.28 a barrel early Wednesday morning as a US coronavirus fiscal aid package and a decline in crude oil inventories lifted prices.Added optimism over the global roll-out of coronavi...
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Five things to watch in 2021 after oil’s wild ride this year | Financial Times

Five things to watch in 2021 after oil’s wild ride this year | Financial Times The oil sector was hit harder than almost any other by the pandemic.  Crude prices fell from near $70 a barrel at the beginning of the year to below $20 in April as lockdowns slashed fuel demand. Prices even briefly turned negative in the US.  After a short but highly damaging price war, Opec and Russia enacted record supply cuts to stabilise the market. But even then, companies were forced to rip up investmen...
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I chose fun over drudgery – and ran off to live at sea

After a miserable 2014, I knew I had to make more time for myself – and my beloved boatI don’t make resolutions. But one year I made an exception. It was 1 January 2015. It was the only nod to self-improvement I have ever made – and it changed the course of my life. Very seriously, I resolved to have more fun. I had been inspired by the American folk legend Woody Guthrie, whose 1943 resolutions had come to light, a list full of such gems as “dream good” and “dance better”. Yes, I thought. Focus ...
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New Year's Eve celebrations around the world: readers’ travel tips

Our tipsters have seen in the new year stargazing in the Atacama desert, partying hard in New Orleans and jiving in Cape TownOur all-girls group’s plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve while camping and stargazing in Chile’s eerie Atacama Desert almost went wrong. Thanks to Jesus, it all worked out. Our tight budget led us to rent a Jeep from a backstreet car-hire firm in San Pedro. Result – a breakdown in the middle of nowhere. Fortunately, a friendly group of locals led by the aptly named Jesus, w...
Tags: Travel, Chile, New Orleans, Jesus, New Year, Atacama, Christmas And New Year Holidays, Atacama Desert, San Pedro Result, Yasmin Cox Continue



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