The life of Sheldon Adelson, the late casino billionaire behind The Venetian and Marina Bay Sands, who donated more than $120 million to Republican causes in 2020

Gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp's Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson speaks during an interview with Reuters in Macau, China, December 18, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor, died on January 11 at the age of 87. Adelson, who was chairman and majority shareholder of the world's largest casino operator, Las Vegas Sands, was worth an estimated $33 billion in January 2021 before he died, per Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Adelson...
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Security ramped up at government buildings, Proud Boy leader out on bond, mass coronavirus vaccination centers planned on Oahu, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii state Capitol ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii stepping up security at state Capitol and all government buildings. Gov. David Ige said Monday that Hawaii’s law enforcement agencies are taking appropriate steps to ensure security at the state Capitol and all government buildings after the FBI issued a warning that armed protests are possible at state capitols across the country in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Star-Advertiser.=====Hawaii ‘Proud Boy’ Re...
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19 Unmissable Stops on the Columbia Icefields Parkway

The Columbia Icefields Parkway stretches for 232 km between Lake Louise and Jasper, Alberta. It’s one of the prettiest drives in Canada – and indeed the world. While you can knock it off comfortably in three to four hours, that doesn’t allow for any stops. At a minimum, take the day to drive the parkway – but if you’ve got a week, then you’ll have time to get out and explore some of the gorgeous mountains on foot. Along the Icefields Parkway you’ll see stunning, turquoise-coloured lakes, glaci...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Jasper, Whistler, Alberta, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Saskatchewan, Icefields Parkway, Banff Lake Louise, Parker Ridge, Greg Olsen, Columbia Icefield, Athabasca Falls, Peyto Lake, David Thompson

Hapi Named Best Hotel Marketplace & Integrator by HotelTechReport

Hapi, the industry's leading platform for fast and cost-effective connectivity between technology systems, has won the 2021 HotelTechAward for top Hospitality Marketplace and Integrator.
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The end of a traditional old Tokyo pickle shop

This shop was very much a part of the old covered shopping street. The buckets of pickles spilled out onto the pedestrian area, and the owner, who always seemed to be open for business, was always working away at something or other. There was the smell too, which was as distinctive as the colours, and noticeable from a considerable distance away. Sadly I have no idea how long it was there for. To interrupt the old fella and bother him with my questions somehow felt wrong. Plus being several t...
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EASY 5 Minute Granita Ice!

Granita is one of summer's biggest joys for a wonderful taste of Italy. It's simple, delicious and so easy to make. Here I show you how to get granita right every time. Plus serve this blackberry (or any fruit) granita with some whipped cream on top and perhaps some of the leftover Christmas panettone! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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IDeaS Named Best Revenue Management Software for Third Time in 2021 HotelTechAwards

IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the world's leading provider of revenue management software and services, has once again been named the highest-rated revenue management system (RMS) by Hotel Tech Report, as well as a top-10 hotel-technology company in the Global Hotelier's Choice Competition.
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Walmart, Amazon and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Walmart will halt political donations to lawmakers that opposed certifying president-elect Joe Biden's victory. It joins Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden

Before the Rain

There is 100% chance of rain for the next two days so I got out for some photos while I had the chance. It would be nice to be able to stop here and have a drink. It will be at least sometime in February before that happens. I guess we could all get together for drinks if we wore these. Saw these in a florist just starting to bloom. Cute mosaic dragon on rue du Dragon. It’s not by the famous mosaic artist whose pieces that I’ve been searching for. I see quite a f...
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Shiji Group Continues Global Expansion with Growing Presence in Latin America

Shiji Group has expanded their global presence with the formation of operations in the Latin America region to provide extended services and support to Shiji's ever-growing customer base.
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ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions Earns Recognition as Best Mobile Key Provider During 2021 HotelTechAwards

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions is honored to announce its being named the Best Mobile Key Provider for the second year in a row by hoteliers around the world taking part in the 2021 HotelTechAwards. With each category winner selected based on over 10,000 customer reviews, this year's winning of the Best Mobile Key Award is all the more significant with more than 318,000 hoteliers participating and making 2021 the most competitive in the history of HotelTechAwards.
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hihotels Closes 2020 with 18 Properties Signed and/or Activated

hihotels by Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new build hotels for economy lodging, is pleased to report that the company signed and/or activated 18 properties into the system in 2020.
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Boeing just announced the definitive end of the legendary 747 as cargo giant Atlas Air places an order for the final 4 planes

An Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F. Thomas Frey/picture alliance/Getty Atlas Air on Tuesday announced a four-aircraft order for the Boeing 747-8F, the largest mass-produced freighter from the American aircraft manufacturer.  Boeing said that these will be the last 747 ever built as the program comes to a close after a half-century. Demand for cargo planes has skyrocketed during the pandemic and the 747 provided the one thing most freighters could not with its nose loading door.  Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Air Travel, Planes, Trends, Atlas, Flying, Dubai, Aviation, Boeing, Boeing 747, Delta Air Lines, Flexport, Westjet, Ruslan

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2-Category Upgrade

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: 2-Category Upgrade Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers a complimentary 2-category upgrade on all cruises booked by February 28, 2021. PLUS, enjoy 50% reduced deposits. Regent is one of our “go-to” luxury 5-star cruise lines.  You can learn more about our favorite cruise lines at this link . Complimentary 2-Category Suite Upgrade Note: click the image below to view the PDF file. How to Book a Regent Seven Seas Cruise A Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ price is the same ...
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TrustYou Named Best in Reputation Management and Guest Feedback & Surveys Categories in the 2021 HotelTechAwards

We're excited to share that TrustYou has been named 2021's #1 in both Reputation Management and Guest Feedback & Surveys categories by Hotel Tech Report.
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Oil settles up, near $57 on tight supply expectations | Reuters

Oil settles up, near $57 on tight supply expectations | Reuters Oil hit an 11-month high just below $57 a barrel on Tuesday, bolstered by Saudi Arabia’s plans to limit supply, offsetting worries that rising coronavirus cases globally would curtail fuel demand.Brent crude settled up 92 cents, or 1.7%, at $56.58 a barrel by after touching its highest level since last February at $56.75. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) gained 96 cents, or 1.8%, to $53.28.Saudi Arabia plans to cut output by an ex...
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Giving back: how EHL group grew their student and staff-led CSR Purpose Program

Noémie Danthine, Associate Director & Head of Sustainability, designs and deploys EHL Group's sustainability strategy, including environmental sustainability, skills based sponsorship, and ethical and social responsibility. This also includes creating the strategy and implementing the volunteering and giving program in collaboration with Alaya. She shares how EHL Group came to implement their program and to encourage staff-led (or bottom-up) initiatives from 0 to over 30 in one year, whil...
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The Indonesian airline that just suffered another Boeing 737 crash has a history of 4 accidents in the last 9 years - all with the same plane

A Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-300. CLARA PRIMA/AFP Indonesian carrier Sriwijaya Air has a track record of incidents with the Boeing 737, mostly from pilot error and aircraft overshooting the runway on landing.  Saturday's incident is the airline's fifth incident with the Boeing 737 since 2008 and the only one in which passengers lost their lives. The Boeing 737, however, has been a proven safe aircraft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sriwijaya Air is still reeling from th...
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The 24 Hour Sustainable Hospitality Hackathon Vol. II: Highlight Report | By Willy Legrand

Under the motto "It is time to collaborate, form bonds, share knowledge and solve problems", the second edition of the 24 Hour Sustainable Hospitality Hackathon took place at the end of December 2020. The idea behind this hackathon is the virtual working environment of students and experts who care about the same issues (i.e. driving more sustainability, more quickly in a post-COVID-19 world).
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Why does this alleged “vaccine” not stop transmission of the virus?

Crazy news reports are all over the place: Elderly Britons who flout Covid rules after getting both doses of coronavirus vaccine could ‘more than offset’ the benefits, experts warn Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ‘is not good enough’  
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Twitter account frozen for posting the truth about covid. These guys are beyond belief.

ADDENDUM And their system doesn’t work. The ask for a code but won’t send it, and won’t respond to emails. Then, all of a sudden, I find I’ve apparently appealed the matter, which I’ve not.   ORIGINAL POST Here’s what I’ve received today morning (13 January 2021). Big Tech guys insist on blocking the truth. […]
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An Examination of Central and Eastern Europe’s Hotel Sector in 2021 | By Korosh Farazad

Even though European hospitality sector has been hit hard by COVID-19 in 2020, there is a lot of positivity and movement in regard to new hotel openings in the region. According to research from TOPHOTELPROJECTS, it is expected that 277 hotels with 63,680 rooms are planned to open this year across Central and Eastern Europe. Thus, it seems that 2021 will be a busy period for new openings of hotels in the region and with even more to come in the market for the subsequent years. This indica...
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Mideast News: #Qatar National Bank Passes Asset Milestone of 1 Trillion Riyals - Bloomberg

Mideast News: Qatar National Bank Passes Asset Milestone of 1 Trillion Riyals - Bloomberg Qatar National Bank QPSC said its assets have passed the 1 trillion-riyal ($273.5 billion) mark and it set aside more money in provisions as a “precautionary measure.”The Middle East’s biggest bank booked 5.8 billion riyals in loan-loss provisions, compared with 3.18 billion riyals a year ago, according to a statement on Tuesday. Total assets ended 2020 at 1.025 trillion riyals, an increase of about 9% from...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Middle East, Gulf, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Omani sultan's eldest son to succeed him under new law | Reuters

Omani sultan's eldest son to succeed him under new law | Reuters Oman’s Sultan Haitham will be succeeded by his eldest son Dhi Yazan, according to a new basic law published on Tuesday that creates a new position of crown prince and establishes succession from ruler to the eldest son. FILE PHOTO: Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said gives a speech after being sworn in before the royal family council in Muscat, Oman January 11, 2020. REUTERS/Sultan Al Hasani/File Photo Su...
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#SaudiArabia puts financing for Riyadh airport expansion on hold - sources | Reuters

Saudi Arabia puts financing for Riyadh airport expansion on hold - sources | Reuters Saudi Arabia has put on hold financing plans potentially worth billions of dollars for the expansion of Riyadh’s airport, sources said, a sign that the kingdom is re-assessing strategic priorities after the coronavirus crisis.Riyadh Airports Company, which manages and operates King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital, approached banks last year with a request for financing proposals on the planned ...
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Fish & seafood recipes from EHL chefs

Are you looking for some aquatic inspiration for your next dinner party? Admittedly, fish and seafood can seem a scary prospect for those who prefer their ingredients to come from the comfort-zone of dry land. But the truth is that there's nothing quite as easy or elegant with which to wow your guests as as well-chosen recipe that brings the coast to your plate.
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Should You Change Airline Or Hotel Loyalty in 2021?

The beginning of most years is met with frequent travelers gazing sadly upon their loyalty accounts as their elite status qualification counters reset, marking the beginning of a new climb up the status ladder.
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#Kuwait government resigns en masse in challenge for new emir | Reuters

Kuwait government resigns en masse in challenge for new emir | Reuters Kuwaiti ministers handed in their resignations to the prime minister on Tuesday, the government communications office (CGC) said, days after lawmakers submitted a motion asking to question the premier over issues including the makeup of the cabinet.Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah must submit the resignations to the OPEC member state’s ruler, Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, for approval. Three main Kuwaiti ...
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JetBlue just unveiled the ultra-modern cabin of its latest plane - take a look inside its brand-new Airbus A220 jets

JetBlue Airways unveiled the cabin of its new Airbus A220 aircraft that will replace the aging Embraer E190 flight.  The 140-seat cabin is arranged in a unique 2-3 configuration with no shortage of the perks for which JetBlue is known including free in-flight entertainment and WiFi.  Flights begin in the spring starting on the Boston-Fort Lauderdale route before the aircraft expands to cities across the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. JetBlue Airways on Tuesday unveiled ...
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Spring Cometh

with so much going on the year has started out on an uneven path my family in the States has had its fill dark tragedy beyond measure  The words I recently read capture the depths such painful loss such great love no words just holding sorrow and praying that time brings healing. we are this world waiting for the universal symbolic spring where that which is good holy pure life-giving comes into focus reassuring us that love never ends.   —— my brother starts chemotherapy again after several pa...
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