Spotta Knows 'Pest': Smart Pest System Company flies into 2021 with new products, new markets and larger team

Spotta Smart Pest Systems has capped a strong first year of commercial operations with accelerated product development and market reach for 2021. To support its growth into new territories and pests, the company has doubled its headcount and secured partnerships to further extend its commercial reach. Having secured $1.18 million in seed funding in July 2020, Spotta's ambition to revolutionise the pest control market - providing monitoring technology to help prevent wide-reaching infestat...
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Something I Saw Online and Thought Was Funny

France We wear masks it is not political. everyone six years of age and older must. Not just in shops. Masks are worn the second before you step outside. Children wear masks all day in school. You must use hand sanitizer before going into any shop. Some masks make my glasses fog up, if I take my glasses off I cannot see. Lesson learned: check that glasses don't fog up when wearing a new mask and before going outside. Bars, cafes, restaurants have been closed since October. If you thought findin...
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Yara Valley Lodge Partners With Liveport to Implement BeyondTV and Enhanced Guest Wi-Fi Connectivity

Liveport, a leading provider of internet services and IoT-based technology, has announced the recent implementation of the BeyondTV streaming platform, along with an upgrade of Wi-Fi network capabilities at Yara Valley Lodge. Situated near the Australian city of Melbourne, Yara Valley Lodge serves as a luxury hotel destination complete with an onsite golf course. With the new solution in place, the property can now ensure its ability to consistently meet guest expectations for a seamless ...
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Military important economic driver amid pandemic, coronavirus cases spike as vaccinations delayed, new restrictions on Maui, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pohakuloa Training Area ©2021 All Hawaii News State report highlights defense sector importance. As the second largest sector of the state’s economy, military-procurement spending generated $4.5 billion in economic impact last year, with $2.3 billion in federal contracts throughout the state, helping to sustain more than 30,000 jobs statewide. Garden Island.EPA: Hawaii’s Military Bases Dumped 630,000 Pounds Of Toxic Nitrate Into The Ocean. While federally permitted, the Environmental Prot...
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Week 3: A baby falls from the sky

100 years ago this week: Week 3A snapshot of distress and desperation that could have come from a Zola novel or Ken Loach film, but one in which I'd like to imagine a happy ending.Read on to discover the third snippet in this series.A newborn falls from the skyAn honest woman from the rue de Gergovie in Paris, who was standing near her doorstep, suddenly saw a rather voluminous package fall at [Author: Adam]
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Marriott International Continues Asia Pacific Growth With Nearly 100 Properties Expected to Open in 2021

Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) continues to expand its portfolio, expecting to open 100 properties in Asia Pacific in 2021, bringing more brands and experiences to new destinations for guests across the region. In 2020, the company celebrated its 800th milestone hotel opening in the region with 75 properties added to its portfolio during the year, representing more than one opening per week across the region. Nearly 27,000 rooms were added to the region's development pipeline ...
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A Stay and Play At The New Crown Sydney!

One of the most anticipated openings of 2020 and 2021 is the Crown Towers Sydney, the city's first 6 star hotel at a cost of $2.4billion. Take a look inside the hotel and the restaurant offerings!
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The Fern Hotels & Resorts (India) to open 8 new properties in the first half of 2021

The Fern Hotels & Resorts, India's leading environmentally sensitive hotel chain will be opening 8 new hotels in the first half of 2021, informed Noshir A Marfatia, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing, The Fern Hotels & Resorts.
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Trump is planning to sneak away to Florida instead of attending the Biden inauguration, FAA data reveals

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Donald Trump appears to be heading south to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida instead of attending Joe Biden's inauguration.  The Federal Aviation Administration issued temporary flight restrictions over the private club for January 20, indicating the president's arrival. One of Trump's final tweets confirmed suspicions that he wouldn't be at the Biden inauguration.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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HeadTrash… The Leading Killer of Potential | By Renie Cavallari

We all have it. Only you can cure it. HeadTrash is that nasty voice in your head. This negative self-talk limits your thinking, can keep you up all night, and sucks your energy.
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Long Live CES! | By Terence Ronson

Traveling to Las Vegas at the start of the year to see what tomorrow looks like, has been something I've always looked forward to through the years. CES was that for me, opening my eyes to what the future holds. I would be one of some 200,000 walking around the stalls taking delight in inspecting and testing the various gadgets, appliances or the latest in technology of most things that touch our lives. This year, all these could only be enjoyed vicariously and virtually as a consequence ...
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Notes on the anti-liberty farmers agitation led by the communists and Congress

I’ll be writing a number of pieces on this issue in the coming weeks. This a placeholder post where I’ll dump material that is related to the issue. I may or may not get time to read this/ watch the videos listed below. I saw this video yesterday. Shocked that hardcore communist Kavitha Kuruganti – […]
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Oil slips on coronavirus fears, strong dollar | Reuters

Oil slips on coronavirus fears, strong dollar | Reuters Oil prices fell slightly on Monday as a stronger dollar, fears over soaring COVID-19 cases around the world and the slow pace of vaccination against the coronavirus outweighed a better-than-expected quarterly rebound for China’s economy.Brent crude was down 23 cents, or 0.4%, at $54.87 per barrel at 1720 GMT, and West Texas Intermediate U.S. crude fell 19 cents, or 0.4%, to $52.17.“Corona-induced economic fears, a stronger U.S. dollar and m...
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Hard Rock Hotels® Partners With Historic London, Ontario Property With Plans For New Hotel Development

Hard Rock Hotels today announced plans to locate a new property in London, Ontario, as the iconic global brand continues to expand its reach with another world-class hotel and entertainment venue in North America. Working in tandem with managing partners at Dora Hotel Company and The Cribbage Group, Hard Rock will transform the historic site of the former Kellogg's Canada Factory into a unique location that brings the brand's world-renowned music and entertainment offerings to the region....
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Oil falls on coronavirus fears, strong dollar | Reuters

Oil falls on coronavirus fears, strong dollar | Reuters Oil prices fell on Monday as a stronger dollar, fears over soaring COVID-19 cases around the world and the slow pace of vaccination against the virus outweighed a better-than-expected quarterly rebound for China’s economy. Brent crude was down 24 cents, or 0.4%, at $54.86 per barrel at 1308 GMT, and West Texas Intermediate U.S. crude fell 10 cents, or 0.2%, to $52.26.“Corona-induced economic fears, a stronger U.S. dollar and more pessimisti...
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#AbuDhabi market leads broader gains | Reuters

Abu Dhabi market leads broader gains | Reuters Stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Monday, with the Abu Dhabi index marking its best session in more than nine months, led by United Arab Emirates’ top lender, First Abu Dhabi Bank.The Abu Dhabi index gained nearly 4% and the benchmark has risen in all but two sessions so far in the new year.First Abu Dhabi Bank was the best performer on the benchmark, adding about 8%. Another bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, rose nearly 5%.The Abu Dhabi Depa...
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Man lived in Chicago airport security area for three months

Aditya Singh wandered the security area of Chicago's O'Hare airport for three months before he was finally arrested, reports the BBC. He had a return flight but claimed to be too afraid of Covid to board it. He's charged with criminal trespass; he allegedly snagged an employee's lanyard to avoid challenge. — Read the rest
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New year, NewDog - Strategic PR group for hotel sector launches

Last week saw the launch of NewDog PR, a strategic PR business for hotels, with a focus on the investment arm of the sector.
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If you visit Maui, Lanai or Molokai, you must use a COVID exposure notification application

Maui County received approval from the governor to require all incoming inter-island and trans-Pacific travelers to use a COVID exposure application/setting on their smart phone or else face a 10-day quarantine. This new rule goes into effect Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. This new requirement is in addition to all the others such as using the Safe Travels digital registration platform and obtaining a negative COVID test result before your last leg of travel. As of the time of writing,...
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How can you Prepare your Restaurant to overcome Future Crisis & Remain Resilient? | By Jefrey Walter

An indispensable solution is "BE PREPARED". We have seen a crisis such as the COVID- 19 like never before, which will help us understand the importance of preparation and to act in accordance. The Hospitality industry was majorly hit, however, some food and beverage businesses tend to modify and adapt to the transitional changes and are successful. This article will discuss various factors to prepare restaurants to overcome the future crisis like the COVID -19 and become resilient.
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What Happens To All of NYC’s Empty Hotels?

John Fitzpatrick has weathered multiple crises in his more than three-decade career in the hotel industry. He opened his first hotel in New York City during the Gulf War and owned three by the time 9/11 happened.
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11 Hotel Secrets from a Former Hotel Inspector

I worked as a hotel inspector and photographer for seven years at Forbes Travel Guide and (a TripAdvisor company). Though it sounds like a made-up job for a protagonist in a rom-com, I can assure you that inspecting and photographing hotels was very much my real life. I really did get paid to order room service, sit by infinity pools, and ensure the cocktails were made with high-quality booze. I also had to count closet hangers, photograph bathtub grime, and memorize hotel staf...
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World Economic Forum: Vaccines may soon allow international travel to take off again. But will it ever return to normal?

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon, but exactly when — and how — is the million-dollar question.
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Hotels Will Need A 5-Star Rating In Safety And A 3-star Michelin Rating To Address Guest COVID-19 Concerns | By Fred DeMicco

A major lesson we have all learned from COVID is to look forward, not backwards, as to where the future of career opportunities will be. Two major industries are undergoing fundamental change with no clear vison in sight as to a final destination. Health care is strained with unprecedent demands and fewer staff than needed, while hospitality has excess capacity and talent, but limited consumer demand.
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Omni Hotels & Resorts Launches Stance Coffee

Omni Hotels & Resorts has announced its first-ever proprietary coffee brand, Stance Coffee, in partnership with Arkansas-based Westrock Coffee Company, LLC. Through Stance Coffee, Omni Hotels & Resorts delivers great tasting, high-quality coffee built on a commitment of sustainability and innovation.
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The Future of Hospitality: 2021 and Beyond | By Ron Yariv

The pandemic in 2020 affected the hospitality industry severely, as we have never seen before. The effects have been even greater than what we saw in 2001 and 2008. This mega event has shaken all our assumptions about traveling, managing hotels, and dealing with customers and hotel owners, management companies, lenders, banks, and team members.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Qatari bank sees gradual growth in #Saudi after end of rift | Reuters

Qatari bank sees gradual growth in Saudi after end of rift | Reuters Qatar National Bank (QNB), Gulf’s biggest bank by assets, expects its business in Saudi Arabia will pick up only gradually after reviving its Riyadh branch that was dormant for more than three years due to a diplomatic and economic rift.A QNB executive made the comments to analysts on Monday after Riyadh announced a deal on Jan. 5 to end the dispute with Doha that forced Qatari firms to halt business in the kingdom and it...
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#UAE News: #Dubai’s Property Glut Means Two More Years of Price Drop for JLL - Bloomberg

UAE News: Dubai’s Property Glut Means Two More Years of Price Drop for JLL - Bloomberg Dubai home prices will likely extend declines this year and next as the market works to clear an oversupply that’s been a drag on values since 2014, according to property broker JLL.“We’re really not at the bottom yet,” Dana Salbak, head of Middle East research at JLL, said on Monday at a virtual event. “We’re likely to see single-digit declines between 5% to 8% over the next year given that supply stays und...
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Variations on Veganuary 2021: Interview with EHL’s, Ehrhard Busch | By Beatrice Venturini

Welcome to Veganuary 2021! This typically marketing-oriented term was first coined by a UK charity in 2014 as an initiative to encourage people to go meat-free after the fleshy excesses of Christmas. The concept has proven to be an impressive success, championed by supporters ranging from actor Joachim Phoenix, musician Paul McCartney to Germany's strongest man, Patrik Baboumian.
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