Distant View

Distant View   I see you I feel the grass under my feet  and  the sound of the leaves as the wind blows through them you are not far away  unless I try to hold you.   I believed I could go home whenever I wanted that distance never felt faraway until now with covid I cannot go home.   But when I close my eyes I see you my heart beats so loudly  as the waterfall splashes to my feet where I stand still  so faraway.                               [Author: French la Vie]
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Week 6: Fanny Ward, the forgetful - and forgotten - American film star

100 years ago this week: Week 6The story of a silent film star who couldn't help making a lot of noise.Read on to find out more.Fanny* Ward, the American star, forgets jewels worth 2 and a half million in a taxiAt the end of a trip to Paris, where they stayed in a hotel on the Champs-Elysées, Mrs Fanny Ward, a leading American film star, and her husband, Mr Jack Dean, took a taxi Sunday evening [Author: Adam]
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Hawaii important to China military missions, Green seeks to lower age for vaccinations, bankruptcies plunge, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Troop transport at Pohakuloa Training Area ©2021 All Hawaii News   Hawaii is used to train island-hopping military. Hawaii isn’t an island chain in the Western or South Pacific, but it is being used to replicate one for multiservice military training as the Army and Marines prepare to become a 21st-century island-hopping force to counter China. Star-Advertiser.‘Golf ball’ radar helps plug gap in Pacific. The giant Sea-Based X-Band Radar has come and gone from Hawaii again as it embark...
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The Pines, Cronulla

The Pines is one of Cronulla's newest restaurants open in November 2020. It has a gorgeous view of the water, a sleek and contemporary open air dining room, a casual side bar for walk-ins and 1,000 bottle wine room.
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The 15 best hotels in New Orleans, from boutique hotels in the French Quarter to well-known chains like Ace and Ritz-Carlton

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. TripAdvisor New Orleans is known for its colorful festival culture, delicious cuisine, and historic neighborhoods. Though Mardi Gras parades are canceled this year due to COVID-19, there's still plenty to enjoy.We rounded up the best New Orleans hotels for every budget and included in-depth reviews for all. Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectious disease doctor, a cleaning...
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AmaWaterways: Complimentary Land Packages

AmaWaterways: Complimentary Land Packages AmaWaterways is offering complimentary river cruise land packages on select sailings booking by February 28, 2021. For a limited time, when you reserve select European river journeys, you’ll receive a complimentary 2-, 3- or 4-night land package! Sail through the heart of Europe’s most fascinating destinations aboard inviting ships that offer the luxury of space and breathtaking river views. You’ll be treated to exquisite locally-sourced cuisine with un...
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Turkey Oil Firm Weighs Partners for $3.2 Billion Gas Project - Bloomberg

Turkey Oil Firm Weighs Partners for $3.2 Billion Gas Project - Bloomberg Turkey’s state-owned oil and gas company is considering partnerships and plans to raise funding this year to carry out work on the biggest natural gas discovery in the Black Sea, according to people with knowledge of the matter.Turkish Petroleum Corp. has made preliminary contact with several international oil firms, including some of the majors, to jointly produce gas from the offshore field, said the people, who asked not...
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Oil rises 2% to more than one-year high on supply cuts, stimulus hopes | Reuters

Oil rises 2% to more than one-year high on supply cuts, stimulus hopes | Reuters Oil prices rose 2% on Monday to their highest in over a year, with Brent nudging past $60 a barrel, boosted by supply cuts among key producers and hopes for further U.S. economic stimulus.Brent rose $1.22, or 2.1%, to settle at $60.56 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate rose $1.12, or 2%, to settle at $57.97 a barrel. Both benchmarks were at the highest since January 2020.“Managing to breach $60 again feels...
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Brent Climbs Above $60 With Trading Houses Divided on Rally - Bloomberg

Brent Climbs Above $60 With Trading Houses Divided on Rally - Bloomberg Oil in London extended gains above $60 a barrel for the first time in more than a year in a rally that’s dividing the world’s top oil trading houses.Global benchmark Brent futures surged as much as 2.2% on Monday. Surpassing the key marker is another milestone in a stellar comeback from the depths of the pandemic, which forced countries to lock down and devastated economies. Trading house Trafigura Group sees prices moving e...
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#UAE News: #AbuDhabi Villa Prices Climb for the First Time in Five Years - Bloomberg

UAE News: Abu Dhabi Villa Prices Climb for the First Time in Five Years - Bloomberg Prices for villas in Abu Dhabi rose for the first time in five years during 2020 amid higher demand for larger properties as the coronavirus pandemic forced people to spend more time at home.Prices for single-family homes, known locally as villas, rose 2% in Abu Dhabi, the richest and largest of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates, real estate consultancy Core said in a report on Monday. Pr...
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Delta will block middle seats through April as competitors continue to fill planes

Delta Air Lines will block middle seats until April 30, 2021. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider Delta Air Lines is blocking middle seats on its aircraft through April 30. Delta is the only major US airline that still blocks seats as most abandoned the practice in 2020. CEO Ed Bastian had said in October 2020 that the policy may come to an end by mid-2021. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Delta Air Lines will continue blocking middle seats through the end of April, the ...
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Hotel Sales For Today’s Remote Buyers Requires More Than “Funnels,” “Wow,” and FAB Phrases | By Doug Kennedy

Although the pace of change has accelerated during the pandemic era, the hotel sales habitat has been evolving rapidly for years. Yet when our KTN team conducts group sales shops and our sales "lead flow" audits, we find that most - but not all - hotel salespeople are stuck in the early 2010s. This is not surprising, given that too many hotel sales training programs are still focused on outdated models such as sales funnels, feature-advantage-benefit (FAB) phrases, and "wowing your prospe...
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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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Is togetherness the next destination for travel?

For generations, travel has inspired storytelling in books and songs and fueled the growth of cultures and civilizations. But over the last year, the world went on a different kind of journey, swapping passports for puzzles and beaches for binge-watching. Now, a new survey* from IHG Hotels & Resorts reveals how much people are longing for human connection, to be with their loved ones, and to make new memories. Close to 60 percent of survey respondents said they canceled up to four trips (...
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Top #AbuDhabi Lender to Sell Bonds for Fifth Time in Two Months - Bloomberg

Top Abu Dhabi Lender to Sell Bonds for Fifth Time in Two Months - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates’ biggest bank has returned to the debt markets for the fifth time in less than two months.First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC on Monday hired advisers to market a euro-denominated deal, according to people familiar with the transaction. Since the start of the year, the bank has raised a combined $1.56 billion selling debt denominated in U.S. dollars, Chinese renminbi, Swiss francs and the British pound.FAB...
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Largest #Saudi Chain of Dental Clinics Is Said to Explore Sale - Bloomberg

Largest Saudi Chain of Dental Clinics Is Said to Explore Sale - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s largest provider of dental and dermatology care is considering a range of strategic options including a full or partial sale, according to people familiar with the matter.Shareholders in Almeswak Dental Clinics, which operates around 80 centers across 20 cities in the kingdom, have hired investment bank EFG-Hermes Holding Co. to look at a range of alternatives, including a sale or even an initial public offe...
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Oil lifts #Saudi shares; other Gulf indexes fall | Reuters

Oil lifts Saudi shares; other Gulf indexes fall | Reuters Saudi Arabian shares surged on Monday as crude prices rose to their highest in just over a year, while the markets in the United Arab Emirates finished lower after a spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks soured sentiment.Oil prices, the most crucial catalyst for the Saudi financial market, were boosted by supply cuts among key producers and hopes for further U.S. economic stimulus measures that could boost demand. [O/R]The oil market...
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Brent hits $60 as supply cuts and stimulus hopes boost prices | Reuters

Brent hits $60 as supply cuts and stimulus hopes boost prices | Reuters Oil prices rose on Monday to their highest in just over a year, with Brent nudging past $60 a barrel, boosted by supply cuts among key producers and hopes for further U.S. economic stimulus measures that can boost demand.Brent was up 69 cents, or 1.2%, at $60.03 a barrel by 1218 GMT, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate rose 64 cents, or 1.1%, to $57.49 a barrel.Both contracts were at their highest levels since January 2020.“Oil...
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Botanique Hotel Prague Blooms with Infor

Infor today announced that Botanique Hotel Prague, a newly independent lifestyle hotel in central Prague, has implemented Infor EzRMS. The application provides a centralised revenue management software solution that delivers an intelligent, dynamic, and consistent view of optimal potential revenue for the hotel's 214 rooms.
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How COVID-19 Has Changed Hotel and Restaurant Design, According to Experts

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching economic effects in addition to the tragic loss of life over the past year. The hospitality industry has been hit particularly hard, with airlines cutting flights and flying half-empty planes, restaurants closing or barely staying afloat on take-out business, and hotels adjusting to fewer guests while at the same time investing in making guestrooms and public areas safe for visitors.
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When Will It Be Safe To Cruise Again? These Signs That Will Help You Decide When To Sail

It's been a hard year for cruise passengers. Last March, the cruise industry all but shut down and remained beached for the rest of 2020. Now, passengers are eager to know when it will be safe to cruise again.
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Covid seems to have been in the range of the flu in India – preliminary data

Nirmesh has sent in this info, that I’m hoping can be finalised – once as many loose ends as possible are sorted out, I’ll write about it in my TOI blog. We know for sure that flu + pneumonia together kill around 600k in India each year. We also know that globally there’s been a […]
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ADNOC pipeline investors Galaxy hire banks for dual-tranche dollar bonds - document | ZAWYA MENA Edition

ADNOC pipeline investors Galaxy hire banks for dual-tranche dollar bonds - document | ZAWYA MENA Edition Galaxy Pipeline Assets, owned by a consortium of investors that took a stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) gas pipeline assets, has hired banks for a planned dual-tranche U.S. dollar-denominated bond sale, a document showed on Monday.Galaxy hired Citi, HSBC and Mizuho as joint global coordinators, while First Abu Dhabi Bank, Santander, SMBC Nikko and Societe Generale join them a...
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Marriott Adapts To The New Normal By Partnering With Verizon

Marriott hit the reset button on its media strategy last year as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the travel industry to a halt and forced the world's largest hotel company to find dynamic ways to reach a new type of traveler.
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Fernando Salazar On Soria Gastronómica – The International Mushroom Congress | By Fernando Salazar

"… perhaps what's more powerful than the actual mushrooms themselves, is the knowledge and passion gained from cooking and savoring them", beams Fernando Salazar- the current Co-Founder and Executive Vice President at E-SPAIN and Food and Beverage Consultant at to be broadcasted from Valladolid, Spain. Like Soria Gastronómica, the World Tapas Competition will be broadcasted online due to COVID19. 15 Chefs, representing various countries around the world, will be in competition.
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Prolonged travel restrictions during February half-term spells trouble for Europe’s ski resorts, says GlobalData

Prolonged travel restrictions could be the final nail in the coffin for resort operators in some European ski resorts as they depend solely on the winter season to survive. Even though snow coverage may not be at its prime towards the end of the season in mid-February, the February school half-term is an important income source as families seek to get away while children are not in school, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Airbnb Announces Health Safety Attestation to Support Responsible Travel

We are announcing the development of Airbnb's Health Safety Attestation, a program to support our community as part of our continued work to prioritize health and safety during the ongoing pandemic. This voluntary tool will enable hosts to request that guests attest they are clear of common COVID-19 symptoms and have not knowingly been recently exposed to COVID-19, helping to empower hosts with information about health and safety that may be relevant for their preferences and needs.
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Building Economies: Stories from Singapore | By Kimberly Yoong

Having recently celebrated its 55th year of independence, Singapore is a relatively young nation. Yet, the country has quickly risen to prominence on the international stage, becoming well-regarded as a regional and global business hub. Several key factors have contributed to this success, including great foresight, a conscious push for entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as a vision to help other countries strive towards similar success.
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Pata sets out likely trends for region in new report

The UK & Ireland chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) has identified 11 key trends that it expects to shape travel in the region in 2021 and beyond.
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How Venice Invented the World

Many of the conventions that we accept as "normal" today were originally invented in Venice. A new book takes us on a journey through Venetian thought and innovation.
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