New management structure for Mauna Kea, in-person graduation ceremonies allowed, Kaui to vaccinate hotel workers, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Native Hawaiians perform ceremony prior to 2019 protests over Mauna Kea ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHouse advances measure for new Mauna Kea management. A measure that aims to form a working group to develop a new management structure for Mauna Kea was advanced Thursday in the state House of Representatives. According to the resolution, the failure of the university to properly consult with Native Hawaiians has led to mistrust and polarization within the community, a situation that must be reco...
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(CNN) — If a steaming bowl of soup strike...

(CNN) — If a steaming bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in old-fashioned comfort, you’ve got plenty of company. Soup is one of the world’s oldest and most universal foods, said Janet Clarkson, author of the book “Soup: A Global History.” “Every culture has some kind of soup,” she said. “It’s got very ancient roots.” Early people simmered everything from turtle shells to lengths of bamboo in soup, she writes in the book, turning out metal soup pots starting in the Bronze Age. Boiling food ...
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The 7 best compression socks for runners, nurses, and others

Compression socks help speed muscle recovery and potentially improve athletic performance.The garments also improve blood flow for venous or lymphatic issues, like for the elderly or pregnant women.Our top pick, the CEP Progressive+ Compression Run Socks 2.0, is strategically designed and comfortable to wear all day.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Compression socks are one of those garments that seem gimmic...
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A Guide to Visiting the Abraham Lake Bubbles

Abraham Lake in Alberta’s David Thompson Country is the largest reservoir in the province. Water is backed up behind the Bighorn Dam (built in 1972) on the North Saskatchewan River. There is a fascinating phenomenon that happens every winter when methane gas bubbles derived from below get trapped in the ice on the lake. This creates wonderful patterns and effects in the ice. The ice bubbles are thought to be derived from decomposing organic material submerged when the reservoir was filling. Ther...
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An airline in Afghanistan says it just flew the country's first flight with an all-female crew - here's what it was like onboard

Afghanistan's first all-female flight on Kam Air. Josh Cahill Afghanistan's Kam Air says it performed the first all-female crewed flight in the country's history. The Boeing 737-500 flew from Kabul to Herat with two female pilots and four female cabin crew. YouTuber Josh Cahill was onboard to capture the flight as part of an International Women's Day documentary.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A routine 90-minute flight in Afghanistan just made history.The cou...
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Commodities Oil close - Bloomberg

Commodities Oil close - Bloomberg [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Cafe Nho, Marrickville

Love fruit shakes, milk teas and coffee? Cafe Nho on Illawarra Road in Marrickville will transport you overseas with their lush fruit drinks and shakes. Mango and soursop smoothies are served alongside avocado and coffee smoothies and fruit cocktails served with crème caramel!
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Oil set for steady gains as economies shake off pandemic blues | Reuters

Oil set for steady gains as economies shake off pandemic blues | Reuters Oil prices will stage a steady recovery this year as vaccines reach more people and speed an economic revival, with further impetus coming from stimulus and output discipline by top crude producers, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.The survey of 55 participants forecast Brent crude would average $59.07 per barrel in 2021, up from last month’s $54.47 forecast.This is the biggest month-on-month upward revision for the yearly f...
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Amanda Staveley v Barclays: a financial defeat but a PR victory | Barclays | The Guardian #AbuDhabi #UAE #Qatar

Amanda Staveley v Barclays: a financial defeat but a PR victory | Barclays | The Guardian When Roger Jenkins hotfooted it out of one crunch meeting in his Mayfair home in the autumn of 2008 – and straight round the corner to another at the Dorchester hotel – Barclays’ then chairman of investment banking could hardly have imagined that the minutiae of those encounters would linger in anybody’s memory for long.The purpose and potential consequences of the meetings could not have appeared more simp...
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Airbnb stock has 'a lot of recovery built in' as pandemic eases, Bank of America says

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. REUTERS/Mike Segar Airbnb's fourth-quarter revenue of $859 million surpassed Wall Street's target of $739.7 million.  Airbnb shares looked poised to climb to $210, says Bank of America.  "Travel is coming back," says Airbnb, but there's still "limited visibility" for how trends will play out in 2021.   Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Airbnb shares could bulk up by another 15% as quarterly results from the vacation-rentals company indicate it...
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Hotel Lawyer: PACE Financing – Now an accepted tool for hotel lenders and borrowers | By David Sudeck

Hotel finance lawyer: PACE Financing is now mainstream
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The Pellicano Hotels Group Selects Lybra as a Preferred Technology Partner, Implementing Lybra’s Assistant RMS in all 3 of Their Luxury Properties in Italy

Rome, Italy - February 26, 2021 - Lybra, developer of the Assistant - the most complete, machine learning, demand-centric revenue management system (RMS) - is proud to announce that the Pellicano Hotels Group, one of Italy's most fabled luxury hotel chain, has chosen to implement Lybra's Assistant RMS in all three of their luxurious properties: Hotel Il Pellicano in Tuscany; La Posta Vecchia Hotel in Palo Laziale, near the Thyrennian Sea; and Mezzatore Hotel & Thermal Spa in the isle of I...
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Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Free Land Programs

CLICK TO VIEW BROCHURE Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Free Land Programs Regent Seven Seas Cruises rolls out Free Land Programs for new bookings placed in March. Travelers are booking longer vacations as they ponder post-COVID travel. And to offer guests options for longer stays, Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering select itineraries with free land programs. That’s right. Lengthen your stay before and after your cruise with FREE Pre- and Post-Cruise Land Programs on select voyages to Asia, Afri...
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Oil drops on dollar strength and OPEC+ supply expectations | Reuters

Oil drops on dollar strength and OPEC+ supply expectations | Reuters Oil prices fell on Friday as bond price rout led to gains in the U.S. dollar while crude supply is expected to rise in response to prices climbing above pre-pandemic levels.Brent crude futures for April, which expire on Friday, fell 99 cents, or 1.4%, to $65.89 a barrel by 1203 GMT. The more actively traded May contract slipped by $1.19 to $64.92.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped $1.27, or 2%, to $62.26.A...
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Digital Covid certificate could be key to Gatwick recovery, says boss

Stewart Wingate expresses optimism for summer despite airport reporting £526m pre-tax lossCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGatwick’s boss has said a digital Covid certificate could be the “key to success” if 70% of the airport’s usual traffic is to return after May – adding that it expects to serve only a few hundred passengers and lose £1m a day until then.London’s second airport reported a £526m pre-tax loss last year, compared with a £211m profit in 2019. Passenger ...
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Aloha Friday Photo: More Green Sand Beach Beauty

Mahalo to Taniecesa Kotsay-Eager for sharing this beautiful shot for Aloha Friday Photos. Taniecesa’s shot is of Papakolea, the green sand beach on the south side of Hawaii (Big) Island. We featured another photo of this beach back in January, but this one shows the other side of the beach for a different perspective. No matter which way you look at it, it’s certainly an marvelous beach! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: More Green Sand Beach Beauty appeared first on Go Visit Haw...
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Bar None

One word: Elotes. Well actually, to be more precise, two words: VEGAN elotes. Why there aren’t more, or any in Austin proper, is beyond me. Here, in the land of tacos and herbivores, why can’t I just get a simple cup full of dairy-free yet creamy, cheesy corn? Is that really asking so much? Happily, Barrio Verde is now on the scene, answering that call and allowing me to be lazier than ever. I ordered delivery for my first taste, but threw in some more substantial food too, pretending that would...
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Bangkok: a virtual tour through film, food, music and books

Explore the dynamism and contradictions of one of Asia’s most beguiling cities through its culture, novels and cuisineFew cities assail the senses as viscerally as Bangkok, from the kinetic cacophony of its street life to its aromatic herbal cures and the incendiary spice of the food. Social distancing has only briefly withheld the touch of Thai massage and the jostle of its markets. Juxtapositions startle the eye, with designs often decided by fortune tellers or sacred colours. Timber shacks ab...
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S&P Says #Qatar Developer Ezdan Faces Restructuring, Default Risk - Bloomberg

S&P Says Qatar Developer Ezdan Faces Restructuring, Default Risk - Bloomberg Ezdan Holding Group said it’s finalizing a bank facility to fully repay its $500 million sukuk maturing in May after S&P Global Ratings said the Qatari property developer faces the risk of a default or debt restructuring.“The company is currently in the final stage of finalizing a facility agreement with a major bank for repayment of sukuk 2021 fully,” it said in a statement on Friday. Ezdan said it plans to repay anoth...
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In Lieu of Flowers

  In lieu of flowers,  I would wish for you to flower.  I would wish for you to blossom, to open, to be beautiful… I would wish for you to align your soul, for a time, with flowers. ~ Shawna Lemay                  [Author: French la Vie]
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Extended Stay America launches new Premier Suites brand

Extended Stay America, Inc. (NASDAQ:STAY), the largest mid-priced extended-stay hotel brand, announced today the launch of Extended Stay America Premier Suites. The new brand will feature new construction and fully renovated properties with upgraded amenities to target higher-rated extended-stay guest segments, expanding Extended Stay America's reach. The Company will also rebrand the remaining portfolio to Extended Stay America Suites.
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HVS Las Vegas Casino & Hotel Market Outlook 2021 | By Shannon Okada

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Las Vegas economy has been extremely harsh given the market's reliance on visitation and conventions. Following five consecutive years of accommodating more than 42 million visitors, Las Vegas hosted just over 19 million people in 2020 (the lowest number of visitors since 18.1 million in 1989). While vaccination rollouts have begun in Nevada, measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus remain in place. Continued weak performance is anticipa...
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Simple elegance

There's something quite inviting about these small urban spaces in French cities and towns. They're often not visible to passersby, tucked behind walls, in courtyards. But from up in the Cité royale above Loches, visitors can catch a glimpse of a few of these private spaces. Access to the street, a respite from town. Loches, September 2003. A little outdoor space in a crowded town is nice to have, especially if it's separated from the street. An oasis of calm, a little bit of nature, a place t...
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Download 280 Pictographs That Put Japanese Culture Into a New Visual Language: They’re Free for the Public to Use

“One of the biggest considerations when traveling to Japan is its inscrutable language,” writes Designboom’s Juliana Neira. But then, one might also consider making that language more scrutable — and making one’s experience in Japan much richer — by learning some of it. Kanji, the Chinese characters used in the written Japanese language, may at first look like small, often bewilderingly complex pictures, and many assume they visually evoke the meanings they express. In fact, to use the linguist...
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Further ban by Twitter – a record

Noting: My appeal: “I have cited a government document so what exactly is misleading about my comment? Particularly about rolling out vaccines to children who are at no risk.” Acknowledgement of my appeal: some time later On second thought I just removed the tweet – none of my appeals with any of these Big Tech […]
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Simplified SEO for Hotels - Part 2 | By Ines Barreiros

In Part 1 of our Hotel SEO series, we covered the importance of SEO for your hotel's website and what you need to do to organically rank 1st on Google for your hotel name. However, there are more steps you should take to optimize your hotel website performance and rank higher for other important keywords or terms other than your hotel name. This is what we call 'SEO Fairy Dust', actions that you can implement in addition to the fundamentals which will help your hotel website perform bette...
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The role of revenue performance in the COVID-19 rebound | By Vivek Bhogaraju

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a tremendous amount of uncertainty to the travel industry, including the revenue performance discipline, with many accommodations resting their success - and in some cases survival - in their revenue managers' ability to effectively anticipate market trends. While this is a challenge unlike any other, it presents the opportunity for revenue managers to demonstrate the value they provide to the broader travel industry.
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Oil prices drop amid U.S. dollar strength, expectations for supply gains | Reuters

Oil prices drop amid U.S. dollar strength, expectations for supply gains | Reuters Oil prices dropped on Friday as a collapse in bond prices led to gains in the U.S. dollar and expectations grew that with oil prices back above pre-pandemic levels, more supply is likely to return to the market.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped 72 cents, or 1.1%, to $62.81 a barrel at 0516 GMT, giving up all of Thursday’s gains.Brent crude futures for April, which expires on Friday, fell 63 ...
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Unlocking the hidden savings in your hotel | By Aaron Belton

In these undeniably challenging times, hotels look to do more with less. The pandemic transformed ways of working across many industries, and digitisation or "digital transformation" is often advocated as the way forward to help hospitality weather the storm and become stronger in the long-term. But what do these buzzwords mean for hotels, and what financial benefits can they deliver?
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