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United just ordered $1 billion worth of eVTOLs from a startup that aims to launch intra-city passenger flights in 2024

United Airlines and Archer Matheus Obst/Shutterstock.com and Archer United Airlines and eVTOL startup Archer Aviation announced a $1 billion partnership and aircraft order. United will buy 200 aircraft to be used for eco-friendly airport transportation. Archer Aviation is also going public via a special-purpose acquisition company. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. United Airlines is investing in a new kind of aircraft, one that doesn't fly over oceans but over conges...
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Data Science: The Paradigm Shift in Revenue Management | By Fulvio Giannetti

What is a paradigm shift in revenue management?
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Ige extends eviction moratorium, discusses furloughs, budget cuts as economy slumps, Green urges vaccinations for 65+ starting March 1, fireworks bills advance, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Grocery checkout workers in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News One In Five Hawaii Workers Are Unemployed, Underemployed, Or Have Quit Looking. Using the  broad assessment of the labor market called the U6 unemployment rate, almost 20% of Hawaii workers are not fully employed. Hawaii Public Radio.=====Saying ‘Labor Savings’ Are Still Needed, Ige Proposes Cuts To Pay, Benefits. The governor’s latest financial plan calls for $285 million in cuts to public employee costs over 2 years. Civil Beat.Go...
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Bowl'd Out, Bronte

Heads up healthy eaters! Bowl'd out Bowls in Bronte offers vegetarian and vegan smoothie bowls and delicious salad bowls, avocado toast and enormous hulking smoothies and shakes.
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Oil in longest rally in two years as vaccines boost demand hopes | Reuters

Oil in longest rally in two years as vaccines boost demand hopes | ReutersOil rose, extending its rally for a ninth day, its longest winning streak in two years, supported by producer supply cuts and hopes vaccine rollouts will drive a recovery in demand.Brent crude rose 38 cents to settle at $61.47 a barrel, while U.S. crude climbed 32 cents to settle at $58.68. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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9 of the best Airbnbs in Miami, from South Beach to Wynwood

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Miami home rentals range from sophisticated condos to tropical cottages steps from the beach.We rounded up top Airbnbs across Miami's vibrant neighborhoods, ranging from $82 to $501 per night.Read more: Are Airbnbs safe right now? We spoke to experts, a company representative, and an Airbnb host on everything you should know before booking someone's home during the pandemic.Miami's wide sand...
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How can revenue managers improve the quality of their decisions? | By Oleksii Kapichin

It's hard to underestimate the importance of effective, timely, and correct decisions. The revenue manager plays a crucial role in the hotel's financial success. The revenue leader is tasked with making decisions that will affect the hotel's bottom line. The quality of the decisions is of utmost importance.
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When does Airbnb charge you? Here's what you need to know about upfront or installment payments

You can verify when Airbnb will charge you for a reservation by logging into your account in a web browser. valentinrussanov/Getty Images Airbnb will charge you for a reservation for either a portion or the entirety of the cost upon the host's acceptance of your booking.  Airbnb's payment plan option allows you to pay a portion of the booking fee upfront while reserving the remainder of the balance for a later date.  Airbnb holds all booking payments for 24 hours after check-in before rele...
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UK Covid live: Boris Johnson leads Downing Street briefing after 1,001 further deaths reported

Latest updates: PM delivers Downing Street briefing alongside Sir Patrick VallanceToo soon to book holiday in UK or abroad, says Grant ShappsCovid border rules not in ‘top bracket’ of nations, says StarmerThreat of jail term for UK travellers who hide journeys ‘disproportionate’UK government announces £3.5bn fund to fix cladding on high-risesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.29pm GMT Q: What effect does the vaccine have if you have had the virus already?Vallance says, if you had the virus,...
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Changing Rules for a Changing World: Why Doing Good is Now Very Good for Business | By Jeff Venza

In the world of professional sports, athletes dedicate hours honing their particular craft through the meticulous acquisition and practice of a specialized set of skills. But before they step foot on their arena of choice, they have to learn the rules of the game. After all, you can't play the game — certainly, you can't play to win — if you don't know how the game is played. In the realm of business, the same rules apply. A successful venture into entrepreneurship doesn't simply require ...
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Norway Energy Giant Equinor Comes to Regret Foray Into U.S. Shale Oil - Bloomberg

Norway Energy Giant Equinor Comes to Regret Foray Into U.S. Shale Oil - Bloomberg Norwegian oil and gas giant Equinor ASA said it never should have made the investments into U.S. shale fields that resulted in billions of dollars in losses and a brewing political controversy at home.After the company announced the sale of assets in North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation for $900 million -- just a fraction of the it originally paid almost a decade ago -- Equinor Chief Executive Officer Anders Ope...
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No Hard Feelings

      No Hard Feelings  Avett Brothers   I have listened to this song nearly every day since I heard about my brother's cancer so truly true or grief and letting go and letting be and being ready.       When my body won't hold me anymore And it finally lets me free Will I be ready? When my feet won't walk another mile? And my lips give their last kiss goodbye? Will my hands be steady when I lay down my fears, my hopes, and my doubts? The rings on my fingers, and the keys to my house W...
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UK Covid live: No 10 says MPs won't vote on 10-year sentences for travel ban cheats because law already in place

Latest updates: government will use Forgery Act to enforce 10-year sentences; PM says people must ‘get used to re-vaccinating in the autumn’Too soon to book holiday in UK or abroad, says Grant ShappsCovid border rules not in ‘top bracket’ of nations, says StarmerThreat of jail term for UK travellers who hide journeys ‘disproportionate’UK government announces £3.5bn fund to fix cladding on high-risesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.22pm GMT Some Northern Ireland businesses are adapting to ...
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OPEC Won't Change Production Policy at Next Meeting, Iraq Oil Minister Says - Bloomberg

OPEC Won't Change Production Policy at Next Meeting, Iraq Oil Minister Says - Bloomberg Iraq said the OPEC+ oil cartel is unlikely to change its production policy at next month’s meeting and repeated promises to deliver overdue output cuts, even as the Arab nation’s economy reels.The group of crude exporters meets on March 4 and members will probably agree to keep output steady in April, Iraq’s Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar said. The biggest change will come from Saudi Arabia, which will likel...
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The Show Starts When The Phone Rings | By Shep Hyken

You may or may not know that I'm a magician. Some of you may know that I'm also a musician. But today I want to talk about being a magician.
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Creative industry workers suffer the most stolen wages, according to UNESCO

A recent white paper from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization shines a necessary but depressing light on working conditions within the arts industry throughout the world. There's the positives… It shows that the industry sectors making up the creative economy generate annual revenues of US$2.250 billion, global exports of over US$250 billion, often generate up to 10% of national GDP, provide nearly 30 million jobs worldwide and employ more people aged 15-29 t...
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UK Covid live: Boris Johnson says further vaccinations likely to be needed in autumn

Latest updates: PM says people will have to ‘get used to the idea of vaccinating, and then re-vaccinating in the autumn’Too soon to book holiday in UK or abroad, says Grant ShappsCovid border rules not in ‘top bracket’ of nations, says StarmerThreat of jail term for UK travellers who hide journeys ‘disproportionate’UK government announces £3.5bn fund to fix cladding on high-risesGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.17pm GMT Boris Johnson will hold a press conference at No 10 at 5pm, Downing S...
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Small Company: Big Technology. Compete Against The Big Boys From Your Garage | By Thomas Magnuson

Pepperdine Graziago Professor John Mooney, Academic Director, Executive Doctorate of Business Administration and Associate Professor at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in conversation with Thomas Magnuson (MBA '89) at January 2021's "Graziadio Day Around the World: Europe."
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#Qatar Petroleum expands trading as rivals "punch above weight" | Reuters

Qatar Petroleum expands trading as rivals "punch above weight" | Reuters Qatar Petroleum (QP) aims to build a trading desk to rival oil majors and trading houses and to help smooth out spot gas price spikes, the chief executive of the world’s largest LNG producer told Reuters.Saad al-Kaabi said in an interview that while state-owned QP would still chiefly use long-term price contracts as it expands its production, spot volumes for trading would represent about 5-10% of volumes sold.Kaabi said bo...
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NMC says advisers appointed to explore sale of #UAE, #Oman business | Reuters

NMC says advisers appointed to explore sale of UAE, Oman business | Reuters NMC Group said on Wednesday it had hired Perella Weinberg Partners and Resonance Capital to advise on the potential sale of its healthcare business in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.The sale process will run in parallel with the ongoing restructuring discussions with NMC’s lenders, it said.NMC, founded in the 1970s, became the largest private healthcare provider in the UAE but ran into trouble after short-seller Muddy...
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Etihad’s Focus on Smaller Aircraft Puts Fleet Plans in Limbo - Bloomberg video

Etihad’s Focus on Smaller Aircraft Puts Fleet Plans in Limbo - Bloomberg Etihad Airways plans to rebuild operations around smaller twin-aisle jets once coronavirus lockdowns ease, spelling an uncertain future for the biggest models the Gulf carrier has in its fleet plan.Etihad hasn’t set a delivery date for Boeing Co.’s coming 777X, and it’s not clear if the Airbus SE A380 superjumbo will ever return or how many A350s are needed, Chief Executive Officer Tony Douglas said in an interview Wednesd...
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#AbuDhabi Banks on Decades of Oil Use in Cosmo Exploration Award - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Banks on Decades of Oil Use in Cosmo Exploration Award - Bloomberg Abu Dhabi awarded Japan’s Cosmo Energy Holdings Co. the right to explore for offshore oil and natural gas as the Middle Eastern emirate seeks to expand its output capacity.Energy producers have been hit hard over the past year as the coronavirus pandemic hammered economies and crude prices plummeted. Oil and gas firms have had to cancel projects and cut spending, increasing concern that fuel may be in short supply later...
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Emirates doesn't see travel recovery until year-end | Reuters

Emirates doesn't see travel recovery until year-end | Reuters International travel is likely to remain subdued until the end of the year as countries reintroduce tough restrictions to control COVID-19 infections, the head of Dubai-based airline Emirates said on Wednesday.The comments from Tim Clark represent a more pessimistic view after he told Reuters last month he did not believe the recovery would be further impeded by a new wave of infections and restrictions.“It is going to take longer tha...
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#Dubai falls; #AbuDhabi, #Saudi manage narrow gains | Reuters

Dubai falls; Abu Dhabi, Saudi manage narrow gains | Reuters The Dubai stock market weakened on Wednesday, the benchmark’s fifth fall in the last six sessions, while Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia eked out marginal gains as sentiment was mixed in the wider Gulf region.Dubai, the trade and tourism hub in the Middle East, declined 0.6% as a recent spike in coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates further hamper the emirate’s recovery hopes despite the country’s fast vaccination rate.Travel and tou...
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First #AbuDhabi Bank prices euro-denominated bonds at 0.142% | ZAWYA MENA Edition

First Abu Dhabi Bank prices euro-denominated bonds at 0.142% | ZAWYA MENA Edition First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE's largest bank, has priced a EUR 750 million ($909 million) five-year bond at mid-swaps +55bps with an all-in yield of 0.142 percent.This is FAB’s first Euro denominated benchmark issuance and the lowest-ever yield on any public bond issuance from MENA as well as the largest-ever Euro issuance by a bank from the region, the lender said in a statement Wednesday.The deal has attrac...
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PwC’s US Remote Work Survey - It’s time to reimagine where and how work will get done

In many companies, determining what to do with the office is the focal point of a much larger discussion. The success of remote work has reimagined how corporate work gets done, as well as where the work takes place. PwC's second survey into attitudes about remote work finds US executives and employees converging around a post-pandemic future with a lot more flexibility, yet few are prepared to completely abandon the office space.
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I am a female journalist suing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Biden needs to hold him accountable as well.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must be held accountable. FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images Journalists around the world are being killed, imprisoned, and harassed for reporting the news and revealing injustice. The Biden administration's promise to declassify a report on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is an important step for the protection of journalists. I filed a lawsuit to expose a "hack and leak" operation led by Saudi leadership involving a network of American trolls spreading lies in ...
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Introducing FETCH My Order (FETCH) - The Solution to Hosting Hotel Guests in 2021

Introducing FETCH My Order (FETCH) - the seamless and safe way to order food in quarantine. With new rules now in place, travellers who arrive in England from countries at high risk from new coronavirus variants will be forced to quarantine in hotels, meaning safety for staff and occupants has never been more vital. Luckily, FETCH is on hand to take away the risk of contamination, with a groundbreaking app to minimalise human contact and keep everyone safe and distanced.
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SB Architects Forecasts Trends Set to Shape the Future of Architecture

SB Architects, an award-winning international architecture firm focusing on designing soulful and inspiring destinations across hospitality, residential and mixed-use, has released the top trends they anticipate defining 2021 and beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark across every industry, shifting priorities, and dramatically impacting how the firm, and industry as a whole, approaches design.
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Vaccine Passports Would Be a Welcome Shot in the Arm for the Hospitality Industry | By Robert Swade

As a result of Covid, global travel has become increasingly localised and complicated. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced that full-year global passenger traffic results for 2020 fell by 65.9 per cent compared to the previous year, by far the sharpest traffic decline in aviation history.
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