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Federal court upholds Hawaii's open carry gun limits, state won't extend income tax deadline or exempt unemployment, Ige may veto marijuana decriminalization bill, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Photo by Andy Montes de Oca on Unsplash Ruling upholds Hawaii’s limits on carrying guns in public. Hawaii’s strict limit on openly carrying firearms is lawful, a panel of federal appeals court judges ruled today in a lawsuit by a man who tried unsuccessfully several times to obtain a license to carry a loaded gun in public. Associated Press.Hawaii saw record number of firearm permit applications in 2020. A record high total of 26,122 personal/private firearm permit applications were p...
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Where Love Finds a Way

  When you cannot be together  because your countries are in lockdown to each other and your hearts are longing.   Love finds a way.     Paradise found.                  [Author: French la Vie]
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What To Do When You’re at a Crossroads in Life

It happens to the best of us—that moment in life when you’re at a crossroads and you’re not sure what to do next. But what many people don’t realize is that this can be an incredibly enriching and exciting time. Crossroads can open new opportunities or take you in directions that you never thought possible. If you find yourself at a point in life where you’re not sure which road to take, check out the ideas below. You never know where it might lead! Establish a Goal One of the most...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Goals, Back To School, Career Change, Life Goals, BSN, Home Life, Crossroads, Health Goals


A safety first Tokyo cherry blossom season

“PLEASE ENJOY THE CHERRY BLOSSOM.” “SENSIBLY!”
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Welsh tourism sector can start to reopen from this weekend

Lifting of stay-local rule is for Welsh residents only as country stays shut to visitors from other parts of the UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe tourism sector in Wales can begin to reopen from Saturday as the country’s stay-local rule is lifted, but only for Welsh residents.Organised outdoor activities and sports for children and under-18s will also be able to take place and up to six people from two different households to meet and exercise outdoors and in pri...
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EASY Chinese Eggplant & Mince Stir Fry!

This fantastic all in one meal makes use of half a kilo of eggplant and some mince. We cut down on the oil used with this eggplant dish but there is no sacrifice on taste. There's no need to order takeaway when cooking a stir fry at home is this easy and nutritious! This is another recipe that transforms mince into something absolutely delicious!
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DOT Updates Plane Travel Rules for ESAs in 2021

DOT Updates Plane Travel Rules for ESAs in 2021 Since 2018, the US Department of Transportation has been taking a hard look at their stance on ESAs and plane travel. Emotional support animals had been considered “service animals” by the DOT for years, but that’s recently changed. In January of 2021, the new rules were made official – instead of being categorized as service animals, ESAs will now have to follow the same rules as ordinary pets if they’re traveling by plane. Airlines will be able ...
Tags: Travel, Dogs, Pets, Service, Esa, Airlines, Department Of Transportation, Dot, Certificate, US Department of Transportation, Emotional Support Animal, The Pet Blog Lady, National Service Animal Registry, NSAR


Spring

Like the rest of the world, I am happy when Spring arrives although that doesn’t always mean it will be warmer. I have been out in several nice rather crisp days which I always enjoy. The Tour Saint Jacques looking good against the sky. It was once attached to a church obviously no longer there. The sun shining in the window of this patisserie made these pastries look especially good. I haven’t bought one in years although I do love them. Don’t think this doesn’t mean I don’t eat swe...
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Suez Canal Blocked: What a Lengthy Closure Will Mean for the Oil Price - Bloomberg

Suez Canal Blocked: What a Lengthy Closure Will Mean for the Oil Price - Bloomberg We’re probably looking now at the longest ever accidental closure of the Suez Canal, the vital trade link from the Middle East and Asia to Europe and North America, but oil markets aren’t blinking.The container ship Ever Given — 440 meters long, 59 meters wide and riding at a depth of 15.7 meters in the water — is stuck fast, with its bow wedged into the eastern bank of the canal and its stern in the western ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, France, Italy, Middle East, North America, Suez Canal, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Oil Price Bloomberg


Oil prices drop 4% as new lockdowns undermine hopes for economic recovery | Reuters

Oil prices drop 4% as new lockdowns undermine hopes for economic recovery | ReutersOil prices fell 4% per barrel on Thursday, extending a string of market weakness on renewed lockdowns in Europe and Asia to head off a rising coronavirus infection rate.Prices lost much of the gains from the previous session that followed news of a large container ship running aground in the Suez Canal. The ship has still not been freed, but for now the market was shrugging off the blockage, as only a small percen...
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Starting from Fresh in New York: Tips and Ideas

Are you looking for some ideas on how to starting from fresh in New York?... The post Starting from Fresh in New York: Tips and Ideas appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Marketing Coach.
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Norwegian Canceled More Cruises Due to Itinerary Shuffle

Last week, Norwegian issued a notice of cruise cancellations for three of their ships, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Jewel and Norwegian Jade.  The reason given by the cruise line to cancel more cruises is that they are changing itineraries, a.k.a. fleet... Read More The post Norwegian Canceled More Cruises Due to Itinerary Shuffle appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Dreyfus deal to help #UAE achieve food security - minister | Reuters

Dreyfus deal to help UAE achieve food security - minister | ReutersThe acquisition of a stake in commodity merchant Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) by Abu Dhabi’s ADQ is an important part of the emirates’ food security strategy, food and water security minister Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri said.LDC agreed in November to sell a 45% stake to the state-owned holding company, the first outside investment in the family-owned commodity merchant’s 170-year-old history.The deal, which is expect...
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#Kuwait’s State Oil Company to Seek Up to $20 Billion of Funding - Bloomberg

Kuwait’s State Oil Company to Seek Up to $20 Billion of Funding - BloombergThe state oil company of Kuwait plans to borrow as much as $20 billion over the next five years to make up for an expected shortfall in funding, a person familiar with the matter said.Kuwait Petroleum Corp. will need the money to maintain the petrostate’s crude-production levels, said the person, who asked not to be named because the information is private.The borrowing plan underscores how badly Persian Gulf countries we...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Kuwait, Persian Gulf, State Oil Company, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Kuwait Petroleum Corp


How The World’s Largest Brewer Uses Innovation And Sustainability | By Juliana Mauro, Arsh Gupta & Zixuan Chuang

EHL Alliance founding member, AB InBev is brewer of some of the world's best beers, like Stella Artois, Corona, and the American brand, Budweiser. Among many others, their brands also include Leffe, Löwenbräu, and Bud Light. We took a look at what one of the most influential brewers in the world is doing to keep up with today's trends, and how they are able to stay ahead of the game and remain relevant in such changing times.
Tags: Travel, Ab Inbev, EHL Alliance, Juliana Mauro Arsh Gupta, Zixuan Chuang, Stella Artois Corona, Leffe Löwenbräu


GBTA Announces Appointments To Its Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion (DEI) Committee

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the world's largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the industry - announced today its first-ever globally curated committee to drive the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) agenda for its global members and constituents. The individuals appointed have been selected based on their strong and varied backgrounds and the contributions and insights they will bring to GBTA's...
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U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 20 March

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy jumped almost seven points from the previous week to the highest level in the country since early March 2020, according to STR's latest data through 20 March 2021. 14-20 March 2021:
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How to find creative solutions for training in hotel & restaurant?

As the hospitality industry continues to grow and mature in response to emerging and changing customer expectations, technology and global events, the manner in which students are educated and employees trained changes along with them. The changing situation of the hospitality industry has strongly encouraged many to explore more creative educational options. It has driven employers to discover ways that they can adapt, retain and develop their staff's skills so that they can continue to ...
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Royal Caribbean just announced a vaccine requirement on its new summer sailings. 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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MGallery’s UK Hotel Collection Joins The Hoteliers’ Charter

MGallery's UK Hotels, Francis Hotel Bath, Queens Hotel Cheltenham and Castle Hotel Windsor are proud to announce that they have become an approved Charter Hotelier.
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Guided Land Tours

Land Tours: Guided and Private Land tours, be they guided or private, are a popular way to travel and see the world. Ocean and river cruises offer travelers a floating luxury hotel along with the convenience of packing and unpacking once. However, a land journey offers the more intrepid traveler the ability to enjoy a more immersive experience. I have long stated that visiting Italy by land versus poking at it on a cruise ship from the ocean offers a far more enriching experience. TUSCAN SUNRI...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Scotland, Ireland, Ocean, Italy, Tuscany, Tauck, Italy Ireland, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Guided Land Tours, Abercrombie Kent Connections, Abercrombie Kent Luxury Small Groups


#AbuDhabi's Mubadala buys refinery assets from Brazil's Petrobras for $1.65bn | The National

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala buys refinery assets from Brazil's Petrobras for $1.65bn | The NationalAbu Dhabi's Mubadala Group bought a refinery and logistics assets from Brazil's state oil company Petrobras for $1.65 billion, as the company looks to expand its oil and gas assets abroad.The transaction included the sale of the Landulpho Alves Refinery as well its associated logistics assets in the state of Bahia.The refinery, one of Brazil's oldest, is also its third largest. It includes an integrated p...
Tags: Travel, Brazil, Abu Dhabi, Petrobras, Bahia, Cepsa, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala, Mubadala Group, NationalAbu Dhabi, Landulpho Alves Refinery


Gold hub #UAE toughens fight against financial crime | Reuters

Gold hub UAE toughens fight against financial crime | ReutersThe United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s largest gold hubs, is strengthening its defences against financial crime, including new restrictions on the movement of cash and precious metals, the Gulf state said on Thursday.The steps follow a 2018 tightening of financial regulations that sought to dispel a view among some foreign investors that the country is an illicit money hot spot.Detailing the latest measures, the UAE Executive Off...
Tags: Travel, Office, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Executive Office, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, ReutersThe United Arab Emirates, UAE Executive Office


Covid pandemic to have 'long-lasting' impact on Gulf banking sector, says S&P - Arabianbusiness

Covid pandemic to have 'long-lasting' impact on Gulf banking sector, says S&P - ArabianbusinessGCC banks' operating performance will remain constrained by the protracted recovery in key economic sectors and low interest rates despite the recent rally in oil prices and brighter near-term outlook, according to S&P Global Ratings.In a new research note, S&P said it expects GDP growth in the Gulf countries will slowly recover from last year's sharp recession triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and lo...
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#Saudi PIF transfers stakes in food, farm cos to SALIC | Reuters

Saudi PIF transfers stakes in food, farm cos to SALIC | ReutersThe Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia’s wealth fund, has transferred its stakes in Almarai, the National Agricultural Development Co and the Saudi Fisheries Co to Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co (SALIC).The transfer is aimed at leveraging synergies within its food and agriculture portfolio and enabling SALIC to stimulate growth in the sector, the PIF said in a statement on Thursday.PIF transferred its 16.32% stake i...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Pif, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Almarai, National Agricultural Development Co, Louis Dreyfus Co, Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co, SALIC, ReutersThe Public Investment Fund, Saudi Fisheries Co, National Agricultural Development Company, Saudi Fisheries Company, Neighbouring Abu Dhabi


Google launches property promotion ads for hotels globally

Today, we're announcing the global availability of property promotion ads, an ad format that helps advertisers reach users who have not yet identified the exact hotel they would like to book. They show prominently in search results for geographical locations, allowing advertisers to position specific hotels in a particular place. Previous to this launch, direct participation in property promotion ads was done through a whitelist. Now, advertisers will be able to set specific bids for prop...
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Hoteliers Opting for Onsite Technology Training Despite Pandemic | By Cam Troutman

Online learning has its advantages, especially amidst a pandemic. Convenience, flexibility, and cost savings are just a few pluses that come to mind. But when a hotel migrates to a completely new financial management platform or adds new software modules, on-site training is still preferred. It's not that the technology is too difficult to grasp online, but rather, hoteliers seem to thrive when they connect in person with their peers and vendor partners, and they desire to build a relatio...
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All About APIs: The Future of Integrated Technology

Like so many industries, COVID has forced the acceleration of digital transformation in hospitality. Offering contactless experiences for guests, automating more processes and even redefining how the work itself is done are necessary for survival.
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#Dubai developer GGICO in talks with lenders to renegotiate Dh2.92b in loans | Markets – Gulf News

Dubai developer GGICO in talks with lenders to renegotiate Dh2.92b in loans | Markets – Gulf NewsAccumulated losses at Dubai-based Gulf General Investment Co. has crossed Dh1.67 billion – which is a whopping 93.35 per cent of the share capital. It will now start a capital reduction programme to offset the losses.The Board of Directors have now come up with a set of measures to tackle the losses and steer the company – which is into real estate, manufacturing as well as in other sectors – back in...
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AHLA Integrates HTNG, Strengthening Technology Expertise, Advocacy Focus

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) today announced that the two organizations have signed an agreement for HTNG to formally become part of AHLA to better serve and support the evolving needs of the global hospitality industry as it looks toward recovery.
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