Crowds expected for Coronavirus vaccination plan Phase 1C, Blangiardi's first state of the city address today, beleaguered Maui police chief Faaumu to retire, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Double rainbow over Kauai ©2021 All Hawaii News UH scientist makes a case for why Hawaii is the rainbow capital of the world. Rainbows are a common phenomenon in Hawaii, but have you ever wondered why? In a new publication by an University of Hawaii scientist and professor, Steven Businger laid out all the reasons why Hawaii is the best place on Earth to experience the wonder of rainbows. Hawaii News Now.State to enter Phase 1C of vaccination plan, expanding eligibility to those 65 and ov...
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  Please can you suggest some favorite books of yours. we have Good Night Moon, which is a classic and I have plenty of books from when Chelsea and Sacha were little too but I am curious to know of more since we do not live in the States I am not aware of all the titles. Chelsea and I are speaking English to Gabriel, Yann and Martin speak English but their mother tongue is French of course. I thought I would ask you what are some of your favorite books for children?                      [Aut...
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Week 11: the 50th anniversary of the Paris Commune

100 years ago this week: Week 11This week in 2021, France is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune. How did the country and city commemorate the 50th anniversary in March 1921? If the subject was still politically charged and the date ignored by most papers, on a human level it was fascinating. 100 years ago, surviving witnesses could still be found and interviewed!Read on to [Author: Adam]
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Jung Sung, Chippendale

Jung Sung is a new modern Korean fusion restaurant located at the Old Rum Store in Chippendale. Jung Sung means truth and sincerity in Korean and the dishes fuse together Korean ingredients with native Australian. Marron is paired with gochujang aioli and blue swimmer crab jus or Berkshire pork is matched with a Brussels sprout kimchi.
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The fight for liberty is hard – but we must join hands to fight every inch of the way

My email sent out to a few people across India. Please share this post with anyone who could help: ===EMAIL === As you know, Swarna Bharat Party is India’s only party that fights for your liberty and basic human rights. All other political parties are hardcore socialists determined to further destroy India – India could […]
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Oil slips, retreats from gains notched on strong Chinese data | Reuters

Oil slips, retreats from gains notched on strong Chinese data | ReutersOil prices edged lower on Monday, pulling back from early gains fostered on strong Chinese economic news and ongoing supply restraint from major oil producers.Crude benchmarks have steadily climbed throughout 2021 as major oil producers restrained supply and coronavirus vaccine distribution quickened, feeding hopes of stronger economies and fuel demand.Brent crude futures for May settled at $68.88 a barrel, losing 34 cents. U...
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The 5 best commuter bikes, for running errands around town or getting to work

Commuter bikes offer a cost-effective and fitness- and environmentally-friendly way to run errands or get around town.The best are comfortable to ride, handle a variety of casual terrain, and hold up in an array of weather and road conditions.Our top pick, Brooklyn Bicycle Co.'s Franklin 3, has a comfortable, upright design and features high-quality components. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Editor's note: Due to fluctuating stock, some of the recommendations on this list are either...
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Marriott Bonvoy’s Portfolio Of Collection Brands Propels Its Global Footprint Forward With Nearly 70 Distinctive Hotels Expected To Open In 2021

Marriott International announced a major milestone in its Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of independent hotel brands, with the opening of the 200th Autograph Collection hotel, the 50th Tribute Portfolio hotel, and the anticipated opening of the 120th Luxury Collection hotel. Together, all three Collection brands are expected to expand their global footprint to nearly 70 new locations in 2021, including 24 new market entries, as the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio continues to respond to consumer dem...
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HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – Brand Signings In 2020 | By Mandeep Lamba & Dipti Mohan

In the aftermath of the ongoing pandemic, brand signings by keys in India witnessed a year-on-year decline of 42% in 2020. Signings were especially low in the first half of the year, due to the uncertain market conditions and challenges related to closing deals on virtual platforms because of the COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions.
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Cenium announce launch of Cenium Hospitality ERP Connector, also available on Microsoft Appsource

Cenium AS, a global provider of hospitality fulfillment software solutions, announce today the release of the Cenium Hospitality ERP Connector, an Add-on solution to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This provides a smooth integration and synchronization between the two solutions.
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Market Pulse: Washington, D.C. Lodging Market | By Chelsey Leffet

The Washington, D.C. lodging market has historically been one of the most stable of the major U.S. markets given its status as the hub of national political affairs and the center of governmental action and policy, while also playing a major role in international affairs. Aside from the government-related activity, numerous industries and institutions have contributed to and supported the region, including finance, education, healthcare, and scientific research. While typically insulated ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS- #Dubai leads most of Gulf higher; #Saudi index dips | Nasdaq

Stock markets in the United Arab Emirates ended higher on Monday, extending gains from the previous session following Dubai's plans to increase tourism capacity, while the Saudi index was hit by its banking shares.Dubai's main share index .DFMGI closed 0.7% higher, with blue-chip developer Emaar Properties EMAR.DU and Dubai Investments DINV.DU, the Gulf-based diversified investment group, both advancing 2.5% each.The Dubai government on Saturday announced its plan to increase tourism and hotel c...
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Triton To Restore Iconic Picture House

Triton Construction has been appointed as main contractor to preserve and redevelop the historic, Grade 2 listed Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds. The £2.8 million contract follows news that the treasured venue has secured a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant with match funding from Leeds City Council to secure its future.
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Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Offers Mobile Rapid Coronavirus Testing Station For Business And Event Guests

Added safety for conferences: Anyone holding a meeting, conference, trade fair or even a wedding at Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt can book rapid antigen tests for participants. "We have set up a mobile rapid testing station in the treatment rooms of our Country Club & Spa, where guests can be tested directly before an event or a meeting to determine whether they are infected with the coronavirus," reports Hotel Director Karina Ansos. "This significantly increases safety for all participants, ...
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Hyatt Celebrates Sustained Growth With 1,000th Global Hotel Opening

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced the official opening of Hyatt's 1,000th hotel worldwide, Alila Napa Valley in St. Helena, Calif. Founder Jay Pritzker purchased the first Hyatt hotel in 1957 with a new vision for hospitality, built around people. Since then, Hyatt's purpose to care for people so they can be their best has driven groundbreaking hotel designs, the award-winning World of Hyatt guest loyalty program and strategic brand acquisitions. Today, this milestone rei...
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Brent Crude Retreats as $70 Hurdle Proves Tough to Break - Bloomberg

Brent Crude Retreats as $70 Hurdle Proves Tough to Break - BloombergOil reversed course in London, despite a raft of economic data from China adding to signs of recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.Brent futures have steadily retreated after briefly topping $70 a barrel on Monday, a level the global benchmark has failed to sustain. U.S. crude futures also declined, and trading volumes were below average levels.China’s industrial output surged in the first two months of the year, underscoring t...
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Costa Brava goes for Insta success with five-star prize

Tge par-three 11th at PGA Catalunya’s Stadium Course To mark the launch of the new Instagram account, golfers can win a fabulous trip to play at the Costa Brava’s most famous venue, Followers of the new @costabravagolf account could win two rounds at the world-renowned PGA Catalunya – which has previously hosted the European Tour Qualifying School Fin...
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Choice Hotels' Extended Stay Portfolio Continues To Achieve Resilient Performance

Choice Hotels International, Inc.'s (NYSE: CHH) extended stay portfolio, which includes economy brands WoodSpring Suites and Suburban Extended Stay as well as midscale brands MainStay Suites and Everhome Suites, continued in 2020 to outperform the industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The success of Choice Hotels' extended stay brands and strong developer interest reaffirms that the company's strategic commitment and continued investments in this highly cycle-resilient segment are driving ...
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Positive Interim Results For The World’s Leading Travel Trade Show: 65,700 Users At The First Digital ITB Berlin Now

Exhibitors, trade visitors, buyers and the media offer a positive assessment of the virtual events that took place in the week from 8 to 12 March - Keen interest in networking - High international participation - Forward-looking lectures and discussions at the ITB Berlin NOW Convention - After-Event ticket costs 29 euros - ITB Berlin 2022 from 9 to 13 March in Berlin - ITB Berlin Travel & Tourism Declaration: industry figures make a public appeal
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Lifestyle Hotels Broaden Accor's Horizons

They are unique, in touch, and cater to every whim. The Lifestyle segment treats guests to a different experience at each hotel, every time. The concept is rocketing and nothing can stop it now. Accor was one of the first to glimpse its potential. Now it is organizing its product range and solidifying its positions to be ready when the market restarts.
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“Lifestyle: Accor’s Asset For The Future.”

The Lifestyle segment's success has been rewriting the rules in the hospitality sector for several years now. The health crisis hasn't dampened the segment's appeal: it is actually seeing the steadiest growth rates in the sector around the planet. We spoke about this, the strategy and the outlook with Gaurav Bhushan—Accor's CEO Lifestyle and Ennismore's co-CEO—as talks with Ennismore about creating the world's biggest Lifestyle operator get underway.
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Free COVID-19 Self-Tests For Staff

Deutsche Hospitality is the first major hotel company in Germany to instigate free rapid testing for all its front-line staff. The project will be launched over the next two weeks. A weekly nasal swab or saliva specimen test will be made available to around 3,500 staff who work for the group's brands that are represented in Germany - Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, MAXX by Steigenberger, Jaz in the City and IntercityHotel. Hotel guests will be able to acquire the tests at the reception if...
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UNWTO Calls For A More Equal And Sustainable Future For Tourism At ITB Berlin

As the United Nations specialized agency leads the restart of global tourism following the unprecedented crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, three virtual events brought together voices from across the sector at the leading trade fair. Against a backdrop of ongoing uncertainty, UNWTO outlined a positive narrative for tourism, stressing its historic ability to lead from the front and adapt to new challenges.
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#UAE agritech start-up raises $50 million in bonds to grow tomatoes in the desert | Reuters

UAE agritech start-up raises $50 million in bonds to grow tomatoes in the desert | ReutersUAE agriculture technology start-up Pure Harvest Smart Farms has raised $50 million via sukuk, or Islamic bonds, the first time an early-stage company in the region has secured venture capital through debt on the market, its chief executive said on Monday.It also raised $10 million in equity capital in January, founder and CEO Sky Kurtz told Reuters.The combined $60 million capital will be used to build two...
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Liquidity of #UAE banking system back to pre-COVID-19 levels: central bank governor | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Liquidity of UAE banking system back to pre-COVID-19 levels: central bank governor | ZAWYA MENA EditionDuring the year’s first quarterly meeting with the CEOs of the largest banks operating in the UAE, the governor of the central bank stated that the overall liquidity of the UAE banking system has returned to the level prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Abdulhamid M. Saeed Alahmadi, Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE), said that the UAE’s economy will recover this year ...
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3 Fun and Educational Ways to Treat the Kids After Lockdown

While everyone has suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic, the children have suffered more than most. Schools have been closed for a long time and they haven’t been able to see their friends. On top... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Analysis: Buyers return but #Dubai real estate faces long road to recovery | Reuters

Analysis: Buyers return but Dubai real estate faces long road to recovery | ReutersFancy working from home in a poolside villa, bathed in year-round sun?Prime Dubai properties have been snapped up in the past few months by buyers taking advantage of decade-low prices, easy financing and an economy open for business despite the pandemic.Sales of luxury villas, sea-view apartments and second-hand family houses have jumped, re-energising a property market that saw a sharp fall in activity at the he...
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Holiday Inn® Brand Builds On 70 Years Of Trusted Travel And Innovation

The Holiday Inn® brand from IHG® Hotels & Resorts has served hundreds of millions of guests worldwide over its nearly 70-year history and is one of the most recognized and trusted travel brands in the world. In fact, 95 percent of travelers recognize the Holiday Inn brand with an estimated two people checking in for a stay every second*.The Holiday Inn Brand Family** accounted for 60 percent of IHG's total openings in 2020, and half of all new signings, and currently boasts one of the lar...
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Hotel Grand Strategy Starts with Your People | By Larry Mogelonsky

A new year means a new mindset. And 2021 will be an interesting period as the entire hospitality sector looks for a fresh start. But where to begin? The obvious answer is that hospitality will always depend on its people, and so you must do your best to inspire your teams to keep learning and keep finding those bold new ideas to advance the organization.
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