Ace of Hearts But No Free Ride

  I spoke to my brother today a few words that said so much solemnly how does one live with suffering  pain a terminal illness one that challenges  every cell and thought without end- is it faith courage or because living has its grip and wondering why is exhausting and doesn't give you a free ride. ---- Your prayers are deeply appreciated for peace of mind, heart, and body.                   [Author: French la Vie]
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ASL interpreter succumbs to COVID-19, Hawaii legislative leaders to forego pomp and speeches, nurses in Hawaii paid the most, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Patty Sakal interprets Gov. David Ige's speech for the hearing impaired on Aug. 13, 2020 Beloved ASL interpreter for state dies from COVID-19 complications. Patty Sakal, 62, died from COVID-19 during a trip to California. KHON2.ASL interpreter whose services amid pandemic helped keep community safe dies of COVID. A woman who helped the deaf community follow what was happening with the coronavirus crisis has been taken by the disease. Patty Sakal, 62, a veteran sign language interpreter a...
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Wild weekend waves, weather in Hawaii

Wow! We just had a weekend of wild waves and weather here in Hawaii, with dangerously huge surf and whipping winds. Roads and structures were damaged, and some lucky and deeply courageous professional surfers got the waves of their lifetimes. And like clockwork, images and videos of the spectacle of severe weather and high surf […] The post Wild weekend waves, weather in Hawaii appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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7 minutes in the life of a 70-year-old Tokyo restaurant

Not many restaurants are as photogenic as the one below, so it was hardly a chore to stand outside for a short time and record the comings and goings of its last minute lunchtime customers. Then later, when looking back at the time stamps, there was 7 minutes between the first and last photos — a tally of 7 shots in total. And as a nice, extra bit of synchronism, it turns out that the eatery in question has been in operation for 70 years.
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Oil gains on stimulus optimism ahead of Biden inauguration | Reuters

Oil gains on stimulus optimism ahead of Biden inauguration | Reuters Oil prices climbed with U.S. stock markets on Tuesday ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration as U.S. president on optimism that more government stimulus will eventually lift global economic growth.Brent futures for March delivery rose $1.15, or 2.1%, to settle at $55.90 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 62 cents, or 1.2%, to settle at $52.98. Front-month February WTI futures expire on Wednesday.Wall Stree...
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SUMMERY Jalapeno Potato Salad

This four ingredient potato salad is AMAZING! It is my favourite along with my recipe for Japanese potato salad. This version is easier and includes just four ingredients to make the most moreish summer jalapeno potato salad!
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Buttes Chamont

I haven’t been to this park in years. It was formed out of an old quarry. There’s a replica of a Greek temple. We climbed up to have a closer look. There’s a good view of Montmartre from there. The symbol of Paris on a fence there. Colorful street art on a nearby building. Nice art work in a community garden.
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European Hotel Deal Volume Expected To Grow in 2021

The United Kingdom's hotel sector will show a noticeable surge in transactions outside of London as hotel-ownership balance sheets are cleaned up following the tumultuous year that was 2020, according to sources.
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Magnuson Hotels CEO + Pepperdine Graziado Business School live interview

Join “Graziadio Day Around the World: Europe”, a virtual thought leadership and networking event for fellow Pepperdine Graziado School of Business friends to reconnect and hear about trends in European industries.
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China’s fake videos and bullying to get the West to impose lockdowns #GreatCrime2020

A placeholder post. But the best will be to go through the tweets I’ve tagged with #GreatCrime2020 This is a compilation of some of the fake videos (there were around 20-30 of them) pumped out by China during January-March 2020. Coronavirus: Inside the pro-China network targeting the US, Hong Kong and an exiled tycoon […]
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Vacation booking platform Vrbo to block new Washington, D.C., reservations

The move comes amid the specter of violence during the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Airbnb also previously said it would block reservations and cancel existing ones in the area.
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Middle Eastern Wealth Funds Go Bigger Than Ever Into U.S.: Chart - Bloomberg

Middle Eastern Wealth Funds Go Bigger Than Ever Into U.S.: Chart - Bloomberg Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds poured the most money yet into the U.S. last year, according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund led the ranks in the past decade, while direct investments from Abu Dhabi and Qatar fluctuated. Despite a plunge in oil prices, large sovereign wealth funds from Gulf Cooperation Council states see the U.S. as a favored destination, while th...
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Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Cruise Cancellations Again

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, parent company to three cruise lines, announced another round of cruise cancellations.  This time, the suspension runs through April 30, 2021.  Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Cancellations Extended  Included in the new batch of cruise cancellations are... Read More The post Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Cruise Cancellations Again appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Ice Walks in Alberta – Three Unforgettable Experiences

There are three ice walks in Alberta – and they all provide unforgettable experiences. Enjoy a high fun factor as you slip slide along frozen rivers, stopping to admire icy waterfalls or beautiful ice formations. On one of the ice walks in Alberta you can slither into a cave and stand behind a curtain of frozen water. On another, you can enjoy the view down into a multi-hued canyon while standing on a cantilevered catwalk while on, yet another ice walk you can if you know where to look, find pic...
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#Saudi Oil-Market Pessimism Vindicated as Demand Risks Grow - Bloomberg

Saudi Oil-Market Pessimism Vindicated as Demand Risks Grow - Bloomberg For Saudi Arabia, bad news in the oil market has rarely been such a vindication.Two weeks ago, the world’s biggest crude exporter stunned energy traders by announcing that -- rather than restore halted production as planned -- it would slash supplies by a further 1 million barrels a day.The resurgent pandemic necessitated “preemptive” action to protect the oil recovery, said the kingdom’s Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin ...
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More people moved to Tennessee, Texas, and Florida than any other states in 2020, according to data from U-Haul - see the full ranking

UHaul moving truck parked in a suburban neighborhood in San Ramon, California, wide angle, February 2, 2020. Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Tennessee, Texas, and Florida saw the arrival of more one-way U-Haul trucks than any other states in 2020. Texas led the way from 2016 to 2018 until Florida took the top spot in 2019. California saw the lowest "migration growth" of any state on U-Haul's list. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. U-Haul data shows that more people mov...
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OPEC 'cautiously optimistic' oil market will recover in 2021 | Reuters

OPEC 'cautiously optimistic' oil market will recover in 2021 | Reuters OPEC’s secretary general said on Tuesday he was cautiously optimistic the oil market would recover this year from the slump in demand brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.Monthly meetings of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies led by Russia - a group known as OPEC+ - are there to stop an imbalance from re-emerging, OPEC’s Mohammad Barkindo told a virtual forum.“We all agree that the recov...
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#Qatar National Bank sells $1 billion in five-year bonds - document | Reuters

Qatar National Bank sells $1 billion in five-year bonds - document | Reuters Qatar National Bank, the Gulf’s biggest lender, sold $1 billion in five-year bonds at 95 basis points (bps) over mid-swaps after attracting more than $2.5 billion in orders for the debt sale, a document showed on Tuesday.It had given initial price guidance of around 120 bps over mid-swaps earlier on Tuesday, another document also from one of the banks arranging the deal showed.The deal comes as Gulf borrowers line up de...
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Cendyn and Avvio partner to power loyalty for Roomzzz Aparthotels

Cendyn, the leading innovator in CRM, sales, and revenue strategy for the hospitality industry, announces the successful integration between Cendyn and Avvio to power loyalty for Roomzzz aparthotels. Avvio, the market-leading AI booking platform, partners with hundreds of independent and group hotels across Europe and North America to grow their direct booking channels.
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Telecom stocks power #UAE gains; #Saudi declines | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Telecom stocks power UAE gains; Saudi declines | Nasdaq Markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) finished stronger on Tuesday, powered by the country's telecoms firms, which surged on the prospect non-UAE nationals' shareholdings could rise.The Abu Dhabi benchmark .ADI firmed for a third straight session, ending 3.1% higher, after finishing the previous session up about 4%.The index was boosted by a roughly 15% jump in Emirates Telecommunications (Etisalat) ETISALAT.AD, the only ...
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San Vicente Resort & Golf Course Partners With Hotel Internet Services to Provide Guests With Latest in Wi-Fi Connectivity

RAMONA, Calif. — January 19, 2021 — Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of internet services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has been credited with implementing a high-speed guest Wi-Fi network upgrade at San Vicente Resort & Golf Course. Nestled within the backcountry of San Diego, California, San Vicente Resort serves as an ideal getaway with scenic views and the latest in guest service conveniences, which are now bolstered by the ability to meet the highe...
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Robocop 2

I know that the sequels never had a good reputation, but I was expecting to have fun watching this, and I didn’t. I was especially struck by how badly the “world building” has aged — I feel like the first Robocop still feels relatively “near future,” while this feels squarely as 80s a setting as can be, which really took me out. And the use of CG for the Robocop 2 interface screen (to show Cain’s face) is just so awful. And 30 years later, it still bugs me that they gave Robocop’s armor a ...
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what i'm reading: ghosts of gold mountain, the epic story of the chinese who built the transcontinental railroad

Ever since reading, in 2006, The National Dream and The Golden Spike, Pierre Berton's books about the building of the Canadian railroad, I've been interested in the Chinese railroad workers. Two details stuck in my memory: Chinese workers retaining their food traditions (and the racism and abuse they encountered over this), and that they went on strike. I was excited to know that these underpaid, undervalued, and abused workers organized themselves to fight back.So when I saw a very positive r...
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What a great film. I’m pretty sure I haven’t re-watched this since back in the day, and so I was pretty fresh going in, not really remembering how the story went. I think it’s also interesting to see this after The Irishman, as you can draw some interesting parallels — not just the presence of Pesci and De Niro, but also the fact that Liotta and De Niro can’t be “made” because they’re of Irish descent. All of the performances are of course fantastic, including bright-eyed Liotta. I also re...
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Davidson Hotels & Resorts Launches Resort Division

Leading hospitality management company Davidson Hotels & Resorts has launched Davidson Resorts, a sophisticated operating division focused entirely on the unique skill set necessary to effectively manage distinctive resorts. Specializing in complex, high-touch assets, the portfolio will be comprised of large-scale, highly-activated p roperties with multiple food & beverage outlets, retail, leisure activities like golf, spa, ski, water sports and more. At the helm will be resort and luxury...
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Hilton Calls on Art Enthusiasts: Find Inspiration for Your Next Trip with Nine Hilton Art Collections Around the World

Cultural experiences are one of the main reasons why we travel. Museums, heritage sites, landmarks and art districts are some of the most popular tourist destinations in any city, drawing crowds from all around the world. The hotel experience has also come to be considered one of the most memorable aspects of a trip, but travelers have begun expecting more from their hotel stays. The solution? Hotels featuring world-class art collections of their own.
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Springboard Hospitality Expands Portfolio With The Addition Of Two Hotels In Honolulu and Kauai

Springboard Hospitality, a leading hospitality management company based in Hawaii and Los Angeles, with more than 35 independent and branded properties throughout the U.S., today announced two more hotels joining its portfolio, Ohia Waikiki Studio Suites in Honolulu, Hawaii; and Kauai Beach Resort on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Springboard Hospitality is uniquely positioned to manage the two independent hotels through its dynamic management services and innovative technology solutions, i...
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Araceli Hotel & Resort Selects Suite Of Agilysys Property Management And Point Of Sale Solutions For New Property

ALPHARETTA, GA. — January 19, 2021 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that the Araceli Hotel & Resort has selected Agilysys cloud-native SaaS solutions for its new Orland Park, IL property including Agilysys Stay PMS, rGuest Book online reservations, rGuest Express for mobile check-in/out with digital keys, and Agilysys InfoGenesis POS.
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Oaky + Quicktext: Automatically upsell through your chatbot

Oaky has integrated with Quicktext to offer a new and improved experience, providing immediate solutions to your guest queries via your website's chatbot. Using the Oaky x Quicktext integration, hoteliers can meet guest needs quickly and easily while abiding by safety regulations and minimising manual work. Oaky has been sitting on this exciting news for some time - in the extended downtime created by the pandemic, they joined other members of the hospitality industry in reviewing priori...
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