Week 10: Send Away the Tigers

100 years ago this week: Week 10Life was difficult in Paris in 1921 if you had German heritage – even if you were a tiger. With wounds still open from the terrible conflict and tense discussions ongoing on reparations, the French government made a surprising decision that impacted one of the city’s most popular circuses.Roll up, roll up for the full story.A sad mishap has afflicted the royal [Author: Adam]
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That Cutie

Thank you for enjoying the photo of G, I still crack up when I see that photo of Gabriel. just too cute... those rolls that expression and his tum tummy.   I am in Paris babysitting. We went to the park  I sat in a toy house while we  pretended to eat pasta. Then we watch a young couple practice acrobatic moves impressive until. Gabriel wanted to  stand on my shoulders. Another Grandmother brought water to mix with the dirt so her two grandchildren could make mud pies. Hence cool when you are t...
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Bills live, die as Legislature reaches midpoint, missile defense radar still in limbo, athletic workouts, larger groups to be allowed, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pounding taro root into poi ⌐2021 All Hawaii NewsFewer Farmers Are Growing Hawaii’s ‘Miracle Food’ Taro Despite Growing Demand. Growing, cultivating and cooking the starchy root vegetable, which is used to make poi, is hard work that’s not always profitable. Civil Beat.Lawmakers End Efforts To Revamp Oversight Of Watchdog Agencies. House leaders have decided against pursuing most measures aimed at controlling the state auditor although investigation into that office continues. Civil Beat...
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Charge more for flights to deter tourists and help the planet, says Air New Zealand adviser

Sir Jonathan Porritt says there is ‘no going back’ to tourism as it was pre-Covid and that flying is a privilege not a rightAir New Zealand’s chief environmental adviser has said he is in favour of increasing the price of flights to New Zealand and “putting off some people coming” as the country considers a new approach to tourism post-Covid.In an interview with Newsroom published on Tuesday, the airline’s chief environmental adviser, Sir Jonathon Porritt, said he supported hiking the price of i...
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Itihaas, Parramatta

Itihaas, meaning "History" in Hindi is an Indian restaurant on Church Street in Parramatta. The menu is a mix of Northern and Southern Indian cuisine and doesn't hold back on flavour with rich, spicy curries, flavoursome biryanis and wonderful roomali breads.
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Where to Go Snowshoeing in Jasper National Park

If you love snowshoeing, then Jasper National Park is a terrific place to visit in winter. Enjoy kilometres of untracked trails, sublime mountain views, snowy meadows, quiet lakes, and a pretty good chance of seeing an elk. Winter is long in Jasper – and so is the season for snowshoeing, especially at higher elevation locations. On the days when the snowpack is thin, hike the trails instead, with a pair of icers tucked in your pack should you need them. There’s lots of snowshoeing in Jasper cl...
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HFTP Global Board Addresses the International Association’s Program Initiatives as It Ramps Up in 2021

Ready to partake in the forward momentum of the recovering hospitality industry, the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) Global Board of Directors has outlined multiple initiatives it will undertake to support its professional members and stakeholders. The strategic steps are designed to draw from the collective experience of its leaders and network for concentrated programs and resources. This includes adding two club-focused events co-located with HITEC Dallas and...
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Oil settles lower, shrugs off #Saudi attack after climbing above $70/bbl | Reuters

Oil settles lower, shrugs off Saudi attack after climbing above $70/bbl | ReutersOil prices settled lower on Monday, retreating from a session peak above $70 a barrel after attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia lifted prices that high for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.Yemen’s Houthi forces fired drones and missiles at the heart of the Saudi oil industry on Sunday, including a Saudi Aramco facility at Ras Tanura vital to petroleum exports. Riyadh said there were no casualti...
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Religion And Spirituality – a write-up by my mother Adarsh Sabhlok

My mother recently wrote this thoughtful piece for a local newsletter – I thought I’d share it since I agree with its key argument (my annotations in red and blue). ==THE WRITE-UP== For most Indians, religion is very important in their lives. Religion is a system of faith and worship that defines who we are […]
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The 5 best travel yoga mats, including a machine-washable option and one for under $20

To keep up your practice on-the-go, you want a yoga may that is lightweight, extra pliable, and folds down small.Our top pick, Manduka's eKO Superlite Travel Yoga Mat, is durable, flexible, and weighs just 2.2 pounds. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky If you have a daily yoga practice, traveling for work or fun doesn't have to mean going a few days without. Flexible, packable yoga mats won't take up too much room or weight in your suitcase. What's more, a travel yoga mat is idea...
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TripAdvisor's top 25 all-inclusive resorts for your post-Covid trip

Itching to book (or just start dreaming about) your next vacation? Check out the top-rated all-inclusive resorts on TripAdvisor right now, in locations like Mexico, Greece, the Maldives and more.
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Angie Hospitality Reimagines Guest Experience with Smart Hotel Technology and Expanded Partner Ecosystem

LONDON - ​​Angie Hospitality® by Nomadix, the leading provider of voice-activated and contactless technology solutions for hotels, today announced a reimagined guest experience that boosts traveler loyalty and satisfaction while increasing operational efficiencies. Through its flagship digital concierge, smart hotel functionality and integrated systems, Angie helps hotels meet the new evolving expectations of guests with an intelligent level of control. Angie Hospitality will be exhibitin...
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Oil Extends Loss With Strengthening Dollar Helping Cool Rally - Bloomberg

Oil Extends Loss With Strengthening Dollar Helping Cool Rally - BloombergOil extended losses as the dollar strengthened and investors shrugged off an attack on the world’s largest crude terminal in Saudi Arabia.Global benchmark Brent futures fell as much as 2.3% on Monday after earlier surging above $71 a barrel, the highest since January 2020. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose as much as 0.5% on Monday, reducing the appeal of commodities priced in the currency. Meanwhile, the market looked p...
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‘Everyone is freaking out’: #SaudiArabia’s ultimatum rattles big business | Financial Times

‘Everyone is freaking out’: Saudi Arabia’s ultimatum rattles big business | Financial Times When ‘Programme HQ’ was publicly announced at Saudi Arabia’s investor conference  in January only 24 multinationals had provisionally agreed to the move  © Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images For decades, most top foreign executives popped in and out of Saudi Arabia for business while setting up homes in Dubai as the latter’s more liberal, western-style lifestyle trumped the oil-rich ki...
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Top Energy Trader Vitol Says OPEC+ Has Control of Oil Market - Bloomberg

Top Energy Trader Vitol Says OPEC+ Has Control of Oil Market - BloombergOil’s surge following OPEC+’s surprise move to maintain cuts in supply shows the producers’ group is in charge of the market, Vitol Group said.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies shocked the market on Thursday when they opted to keep output curbs largely in place, belying expectations that they would pump more crude to meet rising demand. Benchmark Brent futures jumped toward $70 a barrel at the ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Saudi shares firm as major Gulf markets end mixed | Nasdaq

Saudi Arabia's stock market recouped earlier losses to end higher on Monday, led by gains in financial shares, while other major Gulf markets were mixed.Saudi shares had eased earlier following reports that Yemen's Houthi forces fired drones and missiles at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry on Sunday, including a Saudi Aramco facility at Ras Tanura vital to petroleum exports. Riyadh called the attack a failed assault on global energy security."While the Houthi drone and missile attacks on ...
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Southwest Airlines just announced 3 brand-new destinations in a continued low-cost leisure route expansion

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737. AP Southwest Airlines is adding three new destinations to its route map in 2021. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Bellingham, Washington; and Eugene, Oregon are slated to see new flights. Routes from each airport are still unknown but the first flights plan to launch by the summer.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Southwest Airlines on Monday announced plans to serve three new destinations across the US later this year.The low-cost carr...
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How 11 women in science are working to combat the spread of COVID-19

A number of women are at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Github/sarabertrandelis Female scientists are changing the game when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic response. From reducing mortality by 50% to studying virus replication, they may be able to end the pandemic. For International Women's Day, here are 11 women at the forefront of COVID-19 response.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A number of women are at the forefront of the response ...
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Kauai receives approval to rejoin Hawaii’s Safe Travels program starting April 5

Governor Ige approved Kauai’s request to rejoin the state’s Safe Travels program starting April 5, 2021. This change will allow travelers with a negative pre-travel COVID-19 test from a trusted testing partner to bypass quarantines. Travelers participating in the Safe Travels program will also be able to travel directly to the Kauai from out of state without the need to either stay on another island for a minimum of three days and pre-test again or stay confined to a resort bubble and test agai...
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Women in tech | Mews CMO, Leah Anathan, on bridging the gender gap | By Richard Valtr

This year's International Women's Day falls on Monday the 8th of March, and the theme is #ChooseToChallenge. we caught up with Leah Anathan, CMO (Chief Marketing Office) at Mews, to get her perspective on gender equality in the world of tech, and how the workplace and beyond is finally seeing some serious change.
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Hospitality Financial Leadership – Disco Dick Hatfield | By David Lund

My hometown is St Andrews, New Brunswick in eastern Canada. The town overlooks Passamaquoddy Bay and to the south we are flanked by the great state of Maine. Every year in this part of the world the US governors and the Canadian provincial premiers get together for bilateral talks, some good food, and fun. This story is about one of those meetings, The Algonquin Hotel, and how I met our then Premier, Richard Hatfield who is partially responsible for my hotel career.
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Rooms, Space and Trust: How to Bridge Industry Needs | By Kemp Gallineau

The current industry standard for booking hotel rooms and conference space is like a canyon, with meeting planners and hotel inventory separated by a massive chasm — a lack of trust and transparency filling the void between.
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A Day in the Life of Deborah Collins, Account Director at The Belfry Hotel and Resort

Have you ever wondered what it is like working with VIP guests? Deborah Collins, Account Director for Corporate, Entertainment, Media & Sport at The Belfry Hotel & Resort is responsible for the VIP guests who visit. To give you a taste of what it is like behind the scenes, Deborah has shared an insight into her role at the Royal Sutton Coldfield based resort.
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HVS Monday Musings: India’s Underserved Leisure Tourism Segment is Leading the Post-COVID Revival | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

Domestic leisure tourism has been driving the recovery in the Indian hotels sector in the post-COVID era, as inbound tourism continues to be on a standstill even after a year. Key leisure markets such as Goa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Kerala have been brimming with domestic tourists looking for a break from their COVID-blues, which helped India-wide hotel occupancy to reach 33-35% at the end of 2020.
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A New Way to Reach Travelers: Tripadvisor Enables Hotels to Participate Directly in Travel Membership Program for First Time

Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform*, announced today that - for the first time - hotels and B&Bs can expand their visibility and reach to a ready-to-book, high spend traveler audience by participating directly in Tripadvisor Plus, a new membership program for travelers.
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Celebrating International Women's Day 2021 with Women in Leadership (WIL) | By Sowon Kim

At the age of 15, I asked my father how I could become a diplomat like him. My Korean father, a military colonel by profession, responded that the best option for me would be to get married to a diplomat. While his intention was to protect me from a tough (and toxic) system influenced by the country's dictatorship he knew inside and out, I was nevertheless surprised and disappointed by his answer. Yet, this also triggered in me an interest in gender equality (equal rights and opportunitie...
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Regenerative Hospitality: Sustainability, Experiences and Well-Being | By Willy Legrand

How do we reinvent the hospitality industry that has been shaken to its core?
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TripAdvisor's top all-inclusive resorts for your next vacation

Itching to book (or just start dreaming about) your next vacation? Check out the top-rated all-inclusive resorts on TripAdvisor right now, in locations like Mexico, Greece, the Maldives and more.
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Gulf countries get fiscal leeway after OPEC+ extends output cuts | Reuters

Gulf countries get fiscal leeway after OPEC+ extends output cuts | Reuters Oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, whose state coffers have been battered by the coronavirus crisis, are set to get some fiscal respite after OPEC and its allies last week agreed to extend most oil output cuts into April.While lower output could weigh on the region’s overall growth this year, higher oil prices are set to curb deficits, providing some headroom for a potential boost to GCC economies recover...
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9 RV Adventures Recommended by Experienced RVers

An RV adventure is a great way to travel safely during COVID. But not sure where to go? Experienced RVers share their favourite destinations. You can read the original article here: 9 RV Adventures Recommended by Experienced RVers. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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