Alex 'N' Rolls, Marrickville

Heads up banh mi lovers! Alex 'N Rolls in Marrickville serves up incredible banh mi rolls but with a difference. The fillings are all house made and delectable. Pork is the star be it pulled pork, caramelised pork or barbecue pork but vegetarians also have options too!
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Like it’s 1990

Well, here we go, another year-based movie marathon done (previously 1967, 1968, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989), this time for 1990. I started it quite a few months ago, stopped for a while (in part for my October marathon), and then started up again in December to finish it now. There are still a few films that I was originally planning on watching, like Flatliners, The Two Jakes, and Miller’s Crossing, but I felt like it was time to stop and move on to something else ...
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Oil rises 1%, hits highest in a year on growth hopes, OPEC+ output cuts | Reuters

Oil rises 1%, hits highest in a year on growth hopes, OPEC+ output cuts | Reuters Oil prices rose about 1% on Friday, after hitting their highest in a year and closing in on $60 a barrel, supported by economic revival hopes and supply curbs by producer group OPEC and its allies.Oil was also supported as U.S. stock markets hit record highs on signs of progress toward more economic stimulus, while a U.S. jobs report confirmed the labor market was stabilizing.Brent crude ended the session up 50 cen...
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Mardi Gras 2021 in New Orleans: Closed bars, no to-go drinks

By Tim Burnside and Marnie Hunter | CNN In a citywide crackdown, New Orleans announced on Friday that it will be ordering the closure of all indoor and outdoor bars and banning to-go drinks starting next Friday through Mardi Gras day on February 16. During a news conference, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell called the large crowds seen on Bourbon Street last weekend “unacceptable.” Cantrell referred to the crowds as superspreader events, calling them dangerous and a risk to lives and the progre...
Tags: Travel, Politics, News, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Decatur, Central Business District, Bourbon Street, Cantrell, National News, LaToya Cantrell, Coronavirus, Tim Burnside

Lybra Announces the Completion of a Two-Way Integration Between Lybra’s Assistant RMS & GP Dati’s Scrigno PMS

Rome, Italy - February 5, 2021 - Lybra, developer of the Assistant, the most complete, machine learning, demand-centric revenue management system (RMS), is proud to announce a two-way integration with GP Dati's Scrigno PMS, a leading web-based, cloud suite of module-based hotel management solutions, designed to manage all the strategic areas of the hotel, including operational departments (front office, meeting, housekeeping, food & beverage, etc.) sales, revenue management, marketing and...
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Buffalo Bill's house to become precious little B&B

The house depicted as the home of serial killer Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs was on sale for some time. Though famous, it was perhaps not for a particularly enticing reason to people who want to live an hour out of Pittsburgh next to train tracks but not enjoy the movie's sadly-fictional sprawling basement. — Read the rest
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Travel News: Home COVID-19 Testing

Travel News: Home COVID-19 Testing In travel news, I wanted to share my experience home COVID-19 testing with the new Abbott Labs BinaxNow test. As I mentioned in this article a few weeks ago, travel’s comeback is likely to be messy. And one of the messes to be solved is rapid COVID-19 testing. Our local drugstore has proven to be an efficient means to a COVID-19 test within three days.  However, I thought I might try Abbott Lab’s new home test. This test promises accurate testing at home w...
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Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until 2022

In an Order announced on Thursday, Canada bans all cruise ships until 2022.  The current cruise ship ban would expire at the end of this month. News from the Canadian government to rescind or extend the existing ban was expected.... Read More The post Canada Bans Cruise Ships Until 2022 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index Drops 8.2% in January

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index was down 8.2% in January to a level of 4,199.
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Finders, Keepers: Why Unlocking Value For Clients Is Key To Success

Client retention is the centerpiece for any sound business strategy, which is not to say that growth and new client acquisition are not important, but retention is fundamental for long-term business success, and it can be a secret weapon for maintaining stability and profitability during economic downturns. It costs anywhere from five to 25 times more to acquire a new customer than to retain an old one, and even a 5% increase in existing customers can bring in up to 95% in profits.
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Legislature takes up gambling, marijuana bills as businesses struggle, Hawaii football a drain on university finances, coffee farm hit with COVID-19 cluster, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coffee beans drying in the Hawaii sun ©2021 All Hawaii News Short Term Rental Operators Are Exiting The Market Amid Recession And Legal Restrictions. The number of properties listed as short term vacation rentals has declined by as much as half compared to pre-pandemic levels, but the numbers may be deceiving. Hawaii Public Radio.Hawaii businesses continue to suffer amid pandemic and fear recovery is a long way off. A new “Pulse of Business Survey” by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and Om...
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Centara’s International Expansion Strategy Gathers Pace in 2021, with Eight New Openings

Thailand's leading hotel operator unveils plans to launch a series of impressive projects in the next 12 months, with two Centara Mirage themed resorts and multiple new hotels from Southeast Asia to the Middle East.
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WTTC Says Governments Should Abandon The Concept Of ‘High-Risk Countries’ And Instead Focus On ‘High-Risk Travellers’

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling for governments to abandon the concept of 'high-risk countries' and instead focus on how individual 'high-risk travellers' are treated at borders.
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Room for Growth | By Akash Datta & Dipti Mohan

The Indian hotels sector was poised to grow to greater heights driven by increasing demand in the pre-COVID era and the current crisis is just a speed-breaker in its path. As a famous adage goes, "in every crisis lies an opportunity", this calamity can also be turned into an opportunity for the sector as this is perhaps an opportune time to invest in hotels. As per our India Hotels Outlook Report, August 2020, occupancy and average daily rate (ADR) will reach pre-COVID levels by 2022 & 20...
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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Welcomes 18 New Member Hotels

Preferred Hotels & Resorts - the world's largest independent hotel brand - is delighted to announce 18 new member hotels that joined its global portfolio from September 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021. Ranging in style and setting from an iconic Cape Cod retreat to an eco-luxe hideaway on the Greek island of Santorini, each of these new member hotels and resorts provides local, personalized, and authentic guest experiences to fuel the growing enthusiasm around planning and booking post-h...
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Sirkka Turkka

  There's a Finnish poem that my friend Aija translated and sent to me:   "We call for him but he doesn't turn around. He's on his way to the forests of his childhood, to the land of blue flowers and golden autumns where the birds sing a different song."   Sirkka Turkka                     [Author: French la Vie]
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Horwath HTL Market Report: India Hotel Market Review 2020

Jointly prepared by Horwath HTL India and STR, the annual report analyses hotel sector performance in an exceptionally challenging year marred by a global pandemic. It's a tale of massive occupancy drops, ADR and RevPAR declines.
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Short-Term Rentals Seen as Potential Boon to New York’s Financial Recovery

Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo added multiple short-term rental taxes to his budget as part of a multi-pronged effort to shore-up New York's pandemic recovery. We see this as an important first step in utilizing short-term rentals to help build significant revenue for the state, its counties and New York City.
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Call To Action For The European Hospitality Industry To Capitalise On Its Business Recovery And Increase Revenue During And Post Pandemic

More than 300 international brand leaders in the European hospitality industry were given valuable insights on how to proactively prepare for and roll-out their business recovery in 2021 and beyond when they attended the HSMAI Europe Day 2021. This included the HSMAI Revenue Optimisation Conference (ROC) Europe and Chief Officers Roundtable (COR) Day 2021 last week.
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This part of California will give you $100 in vouchers to come visit

Santa Maria Valley, a wine region on California's Central Coast northwest of Santa Barbara, wants you to visit so badly that they'll give you $100 in vouchers to spend at areas businesses. You have to stay at least two nights in a local hotel though. — Read the rest
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Accor Shares Preview Of 2021 Openings, Renovations and Programs In North America

Accor, the global leader in Augmented Hospitality is continuing its commitment to expand its footprint and influence in North America with a range of exciting 2021 openings, renovations and campaigns that will be sure to entice travelers near and far. A major highlight for this year will be the highly anticipated opening of Fairmont Century Plaza, an iconic property originally designed by famed architect Minoru Yamasaki. A number of renovation projects are also scheduled to be completed i...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Spouting Horn on Kauai

Mahalo to Gayle Merry for sharing this neat action shot of Spouting Horn  for Aloha Friday Photos. Spouting Horn is a great spot to include in your Kauai sightseeing plans. It’s easy to access with a parking lot located immediately beside of the blowhole viewing point. — While we’re talking about Kauai, I wanted to provide a brief update on restrictions for visiting the island due to COVID. Kauai continues to have the most strict and complicated rules that are above and beyond the state’s requi...
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Oil hits highest in a year on growth hopes, OPEC+ cuts | Reuters

Oil hits highest in a year on growth hopes, OPEC+ cuts | Reuters Oil hit its highest level in a year on Friday, closing in on $60 a barrel on economic revival hopes and supply curbs by producer group OPEC and its allies.New orders for U.S.-made goods rose more than expected in December, pointing to continued strength in manufacturing. The U.S. Congress is also moving ahead on President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan.Brent crude was up 63 cents, or 1.1%, at $59.47 by 1200 GMT after hitting its ...
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UBS Boosts Middle East Expansion Drive With New Qatari Hub - Bloomberg

UBS Boosts Middle East Expansion Drive With New Qatari Hub - Bloomberg UBS Group AG is setting up a second Middle Eastern hub in Qatar that will eventually add investment banking and asset-management services to its wealth-management business as part of an expansion in the region.The new Doha wealth office will open within weeks and UBS intends to hire about 20 people by the end of the year, a person briefed on the plans said, requesting anonymity because the details aren’t public. Appointments ...
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GRAPHIC-Brent near $60 as OPEC+ cuts tighten oil market | Reuters

GRAPHIC-Brent near $60 as OPEC+ cuts tighten oil market | Reuters [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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The world's most breathtaking clifftop hotels

When it comes to what makes a hotel truly spectacular, a cliffside setting is hard to beat. There can be little doubt then that some of the most breathtaking properties in existence happen to be perched dramatically on top of cliffs.Commanding views, whether ocean, mountain or valley, coupled with enviable locales give these hotels endless allure -- it's no wonder they're among the most coveted travel accommodations in the world."Properties on cliffs check the boxes for everything you wan...
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The Time Machine

Long Now co-founder Brian Eno in front of his 77 Million Paintings generative artwork (02007). Editor’s Note: This paper was sent our way by its lead author, Henry McGhie. It was originally published in Museum & Society, July 2020. 18(2) 183-197. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. No changes have been made.  The Time Machine: challenging perceptions of time and place to enhance climate change engagement throu...
Tags: Art, UK, New York, Texas, London, Climate Change, Australia, Future, US, Society, Unesco, Britain, Commerce, Paris, Manchester, United Nations

A front door in Loches

Loches is a small city (just under 7,000 people) about forty minutes south and west of us. Its prominent features include the ruins of a medieval château and its donjon, an interesting church, and a renaissance château, all built on the high bluff that dominates the city. The church is the final resting place of Agnès Sorel (1422-1450), the official mistress of king Charles VII. Someone's beautfully maintained front door on the streets of Loches, September 2003. Loches hosts an animated market...
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#Qatar Airways Set to Slash Thousands of More Jobs in Coming Weeks

Qatar Airways Set to Slash Thousands of More Jobs in Coming Weeks Despite managing to grow its network to more than 120 destinations around the world even amidst ever-tightening travel restrictions prompted by a second wave of the Covid pandemic, Qatar Airways says it will be forced to lay off even more employees over the coming weeks.During the first wave, Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker told local television in Doha the airline had made around 15 per cent of its worldwide workforc...

IATA says 2020 was the Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2020 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) fell by 65.9% compared to the full year of 2019, by far the sharpest traffic decline in aviation history. Furthermore, forward bookings have been falling sharply since late December.
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