Single-dose vaccine raises Hawaii's hopes, COVID-19 cluster at UH-Manoa, Love's Bakery closing, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Diamond Head lookout in pre-COVID days ©2021 All Hawaii NewsDiamond Head State Monument to increase access next week. The Diamond Head State Monument will be open six days a week instead of four, starting next week, according to parks officials. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. KITV4.New Single-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Raises Hopes For Overall Effort. Lt. Gov. Josh Green said the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine could put Hawaii on the path to vaccinating most residents by early summer if de...
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In Paris with this Little Beau

  Gabriel wore his apple hat from V We had the best day hanging out with the columns at the Palais Royal.                    [Author: French la Vie]
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Frontier Airlines canceled a flight after booting a group of maskless passengers. Now it's facing claims of anti-Semitism.

A Frontier Airlines Airbus A321. David Zalubowski/AP Frontier Airlines canceled a flight after Orthodox Jewish passengers were removed from a flight for not wearing masks.   Anti-discrimination organizations are now calling for an investigation.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Frontier Airlines is facing claims of anti-Semitism after a routine flight from Miami to New York City was canceled on Sunday due to maskless passengers, the New York Times is reporting. Pass...
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Oil Takes Double Blow as OPEC+ to Loosen Taps, Stockpiles Expand - Bloomberg

Oil Takes Double Blow as OPEC+ to Loosen Taps, Stockpiles Expand - Bloomberg Oil extended its retreat after taking a double blow, with the OPEC+ alliance said to be poised to agree a production increase on Thursday just as U.S. stockpiles were seen expanding by the most this year.West Texas Intermediate declined for a fourth straight day in early Asian trading, after Brent closed on Tuesday at the lowest level since mid-February. The widespread view among the producer group is that the glo...
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An old Tokyo shopping street and shadows

A sunny walk up the street to the local shops. Then the walk back home a little later with all the day’s provisions.
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Peach, Rosemary & Vanilla Tarte Tatin!

It's stone fruit season and if you love peaches then you have to give this peach tarte tatin a try! Tarte tatins sounds intimidating but you can prep this all in 10 minutes flat!
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A Walk in a Park

I was once again in Palais Royal, always a nice place to stroll around in. A little art to greet you. I love these fountains. Photo shoot. The trees aren’t green yet but there were daffodils.
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Winter in Jasper – The Ultimate 3 Day Getaway

Winter in Jasper is divine. Once the snow arrives, the town is transformed into a true Canadian winter wonderland . Not only is it a quiet place to visit in winter compared to the summer, it’s an exceptional base for cold weather-adventures. Anyone who is prepared to bundle up and enjoy the fresh air and outdoors, will love to explore the area. There’s so much to do from skiing and boarding to skating, ice walks, winter walks, fat biking and dark sky viewing, and almost all of it is within a ...
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Neanderthals could produce and hear human speech, new study finds

Neanderthals are emerging as having been much more advanced than previously suspected.Analysis of ear structures indicated by fossilized remains suggests they had everything they needed for understanding the subtleties of speech.The study also concludes that Neanderthals could produce the consonants required for a rich spoken language. Neanderthals' image has undergone quite an upgrade in recent years. Where we once we thought of them as knuckle-dragging just-slightly-more-evolved apes, we now ...
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Oil falls to 2-week lows as OPEC+ seen easing supply curbs | Reuters

Oil falls to 2-week lows as OPEC+ seen easing supply curbs | Reuters Oil prices fell to their lowest in two weeks on Tuesday on expectations OPEC+ producers will ease supply curbs at their meeting later this week as economies start to recover from the coronavirus crisis.OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo said the outlook for oil demand was looking more positive, particularly in Asia.Brent futures fell 99 cents, or 1.6%, to settle at $62.70 a barrel, their lowest close since Feb. 12. The gl...
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#Saudi Wealth Fund PIF May Close Its Biggest-Ever Loan Deal This Week - Bloomberg

Saudi Wealth Fund PIF May Close Its Biggest-Ever Loan Deal This Week - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is set to close a deal for its biggest loan ever as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter.The Public Investment Fund is raising about $15 billion from a group of international banks to finance new investments, the people said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. The final bank group participating in the facility is still being dete...
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Bond Respite Lures #UAE Issuers at Opposite Ends of Credit Scale - Bloomberg

Bond Respite Lures UAE Issuers at Opposite Ends of Credit Scale - Bloomberg United Arab Emirates borrowers at the opposite ends of the credit-rating spectrum are seizing on a lull in the U.S. Treasury rout to sell bonds.Abu Dhabi wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co. is planning a dual-tranche offering denominated in euros, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mubadala issues its debt through a unit, Mamoura Diversified Global Holding PJSC, which has the third-highest credit grade from ...
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LoungeUp launches a mobile key to allow guests to open their hotel room with their smartphone

LoungeUp now enables hoteliers to offer a guest experience without the necessity of a physical room key. As well as reducing physical contact between the hotel team and guests and eliminating the problems associated with the management of magnetic passes, dematerialising the room key onto the mobile phone also makes the guest experience more fluid: on arrival, by facilitating access to the room, but also during the stay, by avoiding technical problems and the loss of cards.
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New CDC guidelines will reportedly tell vaccinated Americans it's safe to gather in small groups

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images The CDC plans to release new guidelines this week for Americans who have been fully vaccinated. The recommendations suggest that vaccinated people can host small, at-home gatherings with other fully vaccinated individuals, two senior White House officials told Politico. But even fully vaccinated people will still need to wear masks and social distance in public. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The ...
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The Top 7 Measurable Metrics to Ensure your Hotel Sees Online Marketing Success in 2021

With each month that passes, there's a duty of care to guests and stakeholders to visit the performance metrics of your hotel for online marketing success.
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#Dubai's Emaar Properties to Take Over Malls Unit in Deal Valuing it at $6.5 Bln - Bloomberg

Dubai's Emaar Properties to Take Over Malls Unit in Deal Valuing it at $6.5 Bln - Bloomberg Emaar Properties PJSC, the Dubai-based developer of the world’s tallest tower, plans to take over its malls unit, in a transaction that will value the business at 24 billion dirhams ($6.5 billion).Emaar Properties, which already owns 85% of Emaar Malls, proposed to pay 0.51 shares for every one share in Emaar Malls, the companies said a statement. According to Bloomberg calculations, the offer values Emaa...
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Royal Caribbean has announced its first 'fully vaccinated' cruises. These are all the cruise lines that will require COVID-19 vaccinations for guests and crew

The Norwegian Epic. Alain DENANTES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images The return of cruising still remains in limbo for many cruise lines. Companies including Royal Caribbean and Norwegian have announced vaccine requirements. These are all the cruise lines that have COVID-19 vaccine requirements for guests or crew. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Several cruise lines have started announcing vaccination requirements for guests and crew members as the industry looks to rest...
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LligamDona Recognised with Hilton Effect Foundation Grant to Launch Pioneering Social Project Supporting Vulnerable Women

Barcelona-based charity LligamDona is launching a pioneering project to provide a comprehensive support program to vulnerable women and their children in the local community.
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Stop Asian Hate - A Message from Marriott's New Chief Executive Officer Tony Capuano

During this past year, we've seen a fracturing in American society on so many issues - disagreements on politics, the approach to managing the pandemic and even how far citizens should be allowed to go to challenge our very democracy. It's been a painful chapter in our history.
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HFTP Academy Debuts New Hospitality Benchmarking Certificate, In Collaboration with HotStats and Powered by Ascend

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has introduced a new professional course from its HFTP Academy: the Hospitality Benchmarking Certificate, which demonstrates expertise in financial analysis and benchmarking. The course is a collaboration with the hotel benchmarking firm HotStats and will be supported by Ascend, a hospitality talent development company. The certificate is delivered as a comprehensive course available to all, with no previous experience required.
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Hawaii travel news: March 2, 2021

– Many want to know when will Hawaii welcome vaccinated visitors without pre-testing or quarantine. Yesterday, in an informal, online chat with the Star Advertiser, Lt. Gov. Green said he hopes this option could begin May 1, 2021. We shall see… – In that same online chat, Green also said he hopes for all inter-island travel restrictions to be lifted on or before April 1, 2021. – Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort is finishing their $80 million renovation. This prime beachfront resort is due to...
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Stop Asian Hate

During this past year, we've seen a fracturing in American society on so many issues - disagreements on politics, the approach to managing the pandemic and even how far citizens should be allowed to go to challenge our very democracy. It's been a painful chapter in our history.
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Women’s History Month: Celebrating the Women of Hilton

At Hilton, we're committed to creating an inclusive work environment and providing opportunities for all women to thrive. To celebrate Women's History Month, we take a glimpse back at a woman who helped to lay the groundwork for future women to succeed, then showcase current Hilton female trailblazers from across the enterprise. Read on for their stories and get inspired to achieve your own career goals.
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Agilysys Announces Powerful New Guest Loyalty & Promotions Solution As Part Of – Agilysys Engage

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation cloud-native SaaS and on-premise hospitality software solutions and services, today announced the availability of its Loyalty & Promotions module as part of Agilysys Engage, its integrated set of guest engagement solutions.
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Owner Tracy Prigmore Talks Diversity, Representation & Early Exposure to Hotel Ownership

To be globally successful, Hilton must be locally successful, one hotel at a time, working together with a diverse array of owners who reflect the communities and guests we serve. Whether through supplier diversity programs, multicultural marketing to diverse customer segments, partnerships with nonprofit organizations or identifying inclusive paths to ownership, Hilton is helping pave the way to more diverse and inclusive growth.
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Major Gulf markets gain; ex-dividend stocks drag down #Qatar | Reuters

Major Gulf markets gain; ex-dividend stocks drag down Qatar | Reuters Most Gulf stockmarkets ended higher on Tuesday, led by gains in financial and property stocks, but the Qatari index was pressured by a slew of blue-chips trading ex-dividend.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index climbed 1.2%, outperforming the region, boosted by a 2.5% rise in Al Rajhi Bank and a 3.3% jump in National Commercial Bank, the kingdom’s largest lender.However, oil behemoth Saudi Aramco eased 0.1%.In Qatar, the benchmark s...
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OPEC Production Plunges as Saudis Deliver Extra Oil Cutbacks - Bloomberg

OPEC Production Plunges as Saudis Deliver Extra Oil Cutbacks - Bloomberg OPEC’s crude production plunged last month as Saudi Arabia delivered extra cutbacks intended to clear the remnants of a global supply glut.Output from the group fell by 920,000 barrels a day -- the biggest drop in eight months -- to 24.87 million a day, according to a Bloomberg survey. As promised, the kingdom slashed its production by almost 1 million barrels a day, or about 11%.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Coun...
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#UAE, #SaudiArabia sovereign borrowings to hit $51.4bln this year: S&P | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE, Saudi Arabia sovereign borrowings to hit $51.4bln this year: S&P | ZAWYA MENA Edition Sovereign borrowings in the UAE and Saudi Arabia will remain elevated this year, although slightly down by just $6.6 billion to $51.4 billion, according to the latest analysis by S&P Global Ratings.Gross commercial long-term borrowing in Abu Dhabi is forecast to reach $10 billion, compared to $15 billion in 2020, while Sharjah is likely to borrow $4.1 billion, up from $3 billion last year. In Saudi Arabia,...
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Infiniti QX80 Goes Glamping in Russia

    Infiniti’s wanderlust has taken the QX80 to other faraway locations, but none quite as exotic as Privolzhskoe, Tver Oblast, Russia, to go glamping in Villi Ulei’s geodesic domes. In what’s termed a comfort zone for climatic conditions in Russia, temperatures range from 9-degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to a high of 66-degrees in the […] The post Infiniti QX80 Goes Glamping in Russia appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Best Western Plus Goulburn Adopts Latest in Guest Content Streaming Technology With BeyondTV

GOULBURN, Australia — March 2, 2021 — Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of internet services and solutions, has announced the implementation of its BeyondTV in-room entertainment platform in partnership with regional supplier, Liveport, at Best Western Plus Goulburn. An award-winning Australian property situated near Goulburn's most popular attractions, Best Western Plus Goulburn's adoption of BeyondTV ensures that guests seeking to entertain themselves away from germ...
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