US citizens may not be able to visit Canada during COVID-19 due to the US-Canada border closure, but families on both sides of the border can tap into the Vancouver Art Gallery's Spring Into Art,  offered online from March 15-19, 2021. The daily online art making sessions are free, and workshops are led by Family Programs Coordinator Christina Jones and/or a local artist, who will share their artworks and demonstrate activities. Open to all ages and abilities.  MARCH 15 - 1PM | Amabie Postc...
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Restrictions eased for Honolulu gyms and restaurants, about half of inmates opt for vaccinations, businesses to get unemployment cost break, 1 in 3 Hawaii residents on Medicaid, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii jail dorm ©2021 All Hawaii NewsState says about half of Oahu, Maui inmates who qualify under 1B opted to get vaccinated. Inmates who qualify under 1B are those 75 and up and those who are at the highest risk of complications if they catch the virus. KHON2.Hawaii businesses poised to receive unemployment insurance relief. With businesses throughout Hawaii poised to see big hikes in the amount they have to pay into the state fund for unemployment insurance, state lawmakers have sent...
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Airbnb boss reveals where he’ll go first when we can travel again

It's been a dire 12 months for Airbnb, hosts, and vacationers. But when travel starts again in earnest, Airbnb's boss knows exactly where he's heading first.
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Americans in Paris

Many of our founding fathers in America visited Paris, but not Washington, although there is a statue of him in Paris. Here is a statue of Thomas Jefferson. There are some stautes in front of the Orsay Museum. This one rpresents the Orient. I like the little elephant. There was also a statue reprenting the Americas and there were the names of four of our founding fathers-well Lafayette wasn’t a founding father but he helped in our Revolution. The Orsay. Hope it’s open ...
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Slowly changing old Tokyo streets

Back in September 2016, I took this photo, in a certain way, and at a certain time of the day. Then last week I took another photo in more or less the same spot, but this time in a different way, at a different time of the year, and under considerably different lighting conditions. An exercise that seemed entirely fitting, as the wonderfully arranged streets are themselves now slightly different.
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Groups360 Launches Direct Booking Solution for Groups with IHG Hotels & Resorts

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Groups360 and IHG Hotels & Resorts today announced the release of GroupSync Engage, the hospitality industry's first integrated direct booking solution for groups to include both meeting space and guestrooms. IHG is the first brand to launch the streamlined instant booking capability on the platform, which will initially be available at approximately 30 hotels in the U.S. in the coming weeks.
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Airbnb reports a Q4 revenue of $859 million, surpassing analyst expectations despite its 'frenzied' IPO and COVID-19

Airbnb. Yuriko Nakao/Getty Image Airbnb on Thursday reported $859 million in Q4 revenue, surpassing analyst expectations. Airbnb saw a "frenzied" IPO in December 2020 and weathered a battered travel industry amid COVID-19. Better days may be ahead for the platform as pent-up demand for travel remains high. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Airbnb beat analyst expectations in its Q4 earnings report on Thursday despite a tumult ous IPO and COVID-19, which has weathered ...
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FROSTY Summer Granitas!

Fruit granita will help you survive any hot summer's day in the most delicious way. Plus with this multi purpose any fruit recipe you can make granita in 5 minutes flat using whatever seasonal fruit you have. This also works a dream with bags of frozen fruit from the supermarket freezer! This is a pushy recipe and I hope you'll try this at least once!
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Oil mixed, U.S. crude hits highest since 2019 as refineries restart | Reuters

Oil mixed, U.S. crude hits highest since 2019 as refineries restart | Reuters Oil prices were mixed on Thursday with U.S. crude edging up to its highest close since 2019 as Texas refineries restarted production after last week’s freeze, while Brent eased on worries that four months of gains will prompt producers to boost output.Earlier in the day, an assurance that U.S. interest rates will stay low and a sharp drop in U.S. crude output last week due to the winter storm in Texas, helped boost bot...
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Amtrak Riders Can Now Bid for Premium Upgrades

Amtrak has introduced a new upgrade bidding program and it’s called BidUp.  Basically, just like with other travel programs where you place a bid, with Amtrak’s BidUp, you could find yourself in Business or First Class on your train ride. ... Read More The post Amtrak Riders Can Now Bid for Premium Upgrades appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Why #SaudiArabia is building a 170km line city through the desert | FT - YouTube

Why Saudi Arabia is building a 170km line city through the desert | FT - YouTube A car-free, carbon-free city the size of Belgium, built in a straight line through a remote part of Saudi Arabia is MBS's grand plan. Will it succeed? The FT's Andrew England explores the crown prince's pet project. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Spirit Airlines is adding 7 new low-cost leisure routes across the US with 2 new destinations - here's the full list

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319. Spirit Spirit Airlines is adding Milwaukee and Louisville, Kentucky to its route network later in 2021.  Daily flights will operate to Los Angeles, Orlando, and Las Vegas from both cities. Spirit is still reporting financial losses but is expected to recover quickly after the pandemic.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Spirit Airlines will fly to more cities in America's heartland later in 2021. The ultra-low-cost carrier this week anno...
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Driver yells at another driver for warning them that they have a gas pump and hose hanging from their car

This driver didn't want to listen to another driver telling them about a gas pump and hose sticking out of their fuel valve. When they finally look and see it, they stop complaining, put the pump and hose in their car, and thank the driver for the warning.
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Norway Wealth Fund Cuts Exposure to #SaudiArabia Stocks, Boosts #Qatar Holdings - Bloomberg

Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund slashed its exposure to Saudi Arabian stocks last year while boosting its portfolio in neighboring Qatar by almost seven times.Total holdings of shares in Riyadh fell to about $194 million as of the end of December from $420 million the year before, according to data from Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages the fund. In Doha, exposure surged to $582 million from $80 million. Qatar is now its second-biggest holding in the Gulf after the Un...
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Marriott International Offers Planners New Hybrid Meeting Solutions Across Brands

More meeting and event professionals have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events as the meeting industry adapts to new ways of connecting during the global pandemic. However, meeting and event professionals often require additional information about technology, health protocols, and logistics available to them. Marriott International is offering innovative solutions to help Connect with Confidence and streamline the current planning process. New resources for hy...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Global share rally, rising oil prices buoy Gulf bourses | Nasdaq

Major stock markets in the Middle East registered sharp gains on Thursday, tracking a rise in global equities and a recovery in oil prices, with Qatar outperforming the region.Brent oil climbed to a 13-month high of $67.30 LCOc1, CLc1 after U.S. government data on Wednesday showed a drop in crude output as a deep freeze in Texas disrupted production last week. O/RSaudi Arabia's benchmark share index .TASI rose 0.9%, with Al Rajhi Bank 1120.SE rising 2% and Saudi Telecom Company 7010.SE climbing ...
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Oil holds close to 13-month high, supported by sharp drop in U.S. output | Reuters

Oil holds close to 13-month high, supported by sharp drop in U.S. output | Reuters Oil prices remained close to 13-month highs on Thursday, with profit-taking limited by an assurance that U.S. interest rates will stay low and a sharp drop in U.S. crude output last week due to the storm in Texas.Brent crude for April hit $67.70 a barrel during the session, its highest since Jan. 8, 2020. By 1437 GMT, it had slipped 48 cents, or 0.7%, on the day to $66.56.U.S. West Texas Intermediate was down 49 c...
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 20 February

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy reached its highest level since late October, according to STR's latest data through 20 February. 14-20 February 2021 (percentage change from comparable week in 2020):
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Photos of Yesteryear to Present Day

  The face of time. Old photos. Stories told, untold, retold... then, now and then over again. Our stories play out, we each have a part. Digging at the brocante photos unearthed  in a soap tin held together with a rubber band. The soap tin had a tag it said: "Photographs from the Canebiere, Marseilles"   Photo of a mother and child: Marie-Francoise and bebe Mathilde.   Photo of a young girl: Helene with the latest hairstyle against her parent's wishes.         Photo of a young man: Was...
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Gabriel 20 Months

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Dumpster Diving Glory

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What I Saw at the French Antique Auction

      What I saw at the French Antique auction online was so beautiful that I felt maybe it was the Louvre secretly selling off pieces. Of course, that wasn't true nevertheless the quality and the masterpieces of the antiques on auction were literally stunning and oftentimes unbelievable  that they were being auctioned and yet not scooped up by a museum. I could not afford anything though the pleasure was worth every minute spend  being gobsmacked. Here are a few pieces of art that for one reas...
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What Goes Around

        Gabriel received his third vaccine. He didn't take it well and threw up a day or two later. A few days later his parents were worshiping the porcelain god. Since I have had a horrible cold to the point I  was convinced I had covid (two PCR tests) but do not I could not help them. Yann went to babysit Gabriel.  Two days later Yann was wiped-out vomiting. Three days later it hit me, I woke up freezing thinking I was hungry but soon realized that feeling wasn't hunger it was the rumbling o...
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Valentine Love

via Beverly Coulson Mason’s Facebook.                        [Author: French la Vie]
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Daily Walk

        Their wooly coats worn in the chilly Provencal air as they feast on the first green sprouts while almonds trees bloom My daily walk reminds me that life continues  season by season step by step sunlight to moonlight holy and pure. --- Thank you again and again.                  [Author: French la Vie]
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My Brother Marty

A lovely video about my brother Marty.   Yesterday Marty's body was laid to rest My family had a private mass in our hometown Sacha was one of the pallbearers along with other nieces and nephews. A graveside service followed and cousins and friends were there. My cousin Julie (Sacha's Godmother) had me on video so I could be there in spirit.   You can imagine our sadness, the grief, the tender goodbye, and also the love that holds us.                      [Author: French la Vie]
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Angel Wings Disguised as Twigs

At first glance I thought the oil painting I found at the brocante  was of an Angel sleeping but after a closer look it is of a young man who has taken off his clothes for a swim, and later resting while using a bunch of twigs as a head rest which at a glance look like Angel wings. Or maybe it is an earthly Angel in disguise.                       [Author: French la Vie]
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Serotonin Day

A poem by my friend Claire. Follow her in Instagram  clairedelune96                    [Author: French la Vie]
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Cranberry and Spinach Pie

When an American living in France  makes Spanakopita in honor of her Greek friend Annie. Though I never saw her make it and that doesn't matter.   ----------------       Two farm eggs feta cheese sliced green onions dried cranberries chopped walnuts fresh spinach garlic creme fraiche salt and pepper to taste. In a cast-iron skillet lightly brown the chopped walnuts dried cranberries garlic   When lightly browned put aside then in the hot skillet add the fresh spinach with a hint of olive oil or ...
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Profile Films Implements the InvoTech Uniform System for Contactless Uniform Distribution and Inventory Management

InvoTech Systems Inc. announces the previously installed Uniform System at Profile Films. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers, theme parks and production plants. The InvoTech System installed at Profile Films manages the uniform inventory and assignments for 200 employees. Profile Films j...
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