New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates.

  April 14, 2021—Ottawa— Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy. These special public policies will grant permanent status to temporary workers and international graduates who are already in Canada and who possess the skills and experience we need to fight the pandemic and a...
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Love Intentionally

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Legislature seeks to slash solar tax credit, House wants to defer raises, medical marijuana users fear loss of cropland, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Solar panels in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News The state Senate is looking to slash a popular solar tax credit. But environmentalists and clean energy advocates say the measure will not only hurt the economy but will make it more difficult for the state to achieve its clean energy goals. Hawaii News Now.House aims to suspend raises for Hawaii legislators, governor, judges. Pay raises of 10% that were scheduled to go into effect for state legislators July 1 were tentatively suspended Tuesday...
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  At the moment and maybe for awhile longer I will be posting quotes that speak to me and or a sweet photo as I take a step back to let my self catch up with what has happened and what is happening. Haven’t we all at one time or another needed time to just say okay here I am and let it just sit in our lap and just hold on to it,  Thank you for your comments, your thoughts, your miracles shared and sadness expressed. My heart has thought of many of you especially Alan, Tom, Antonette, Pam, Ellen...
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Nomadix Names Hospitality Industry Veteran Speleos Dravillas as Chief Revenue Officer

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – ​​Nomadix® Inc​., a technology leader in hospitality and multi-tenant industries, today announced the appointment of Speleos Dravillas as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). A hospitality and enterprise communications veteran, Dravillas joins the global management team to drive the company's go-to-market strategy and revenue growth through the execution of technology integration partnerships, strong channel and customer relationships, and industry alliances.
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15 Airbnbs across the US with incredible kitchens and dining perks that foodies will love

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb The US is home to some of the best cities for foodies looking to taste their way through travel. Staying in an Airbnb with a gourmet kitchen makes it easy to travel and cook like a chef. We chose Enhanced Clean Airbnbs in foodie cities with excellent kitchens starting at $80 nightly. As a food blogger and freelance travel writer, I've been visiting and covering foodie destinations for almost ...
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Oil climbs nearly 5% on signs of increasing crude demand | Reuters

Oil climbs nearly 5% on signs of increasing crude demand | ReutersOil prices surged almost 5% on Wednesday, after a report from the International Energy Agency, followed by U.S. inventory data boosted optimism about returning demand after the coronavirus lockdowns last year crushed fuel consumption.Brent crude futures rose $2.91, or 4.6%, to settle at $66.58 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ended $2.97, or 4.9%, higher at $63.15 a barrel.U.S. crude inventories fell by 5.9 milli...
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22 last-minute gifts for last-minute travelers (or maybe for your wishlist)

Still need to buy a gift? If you have travelers on your wish list, then we have the list for you. From headphones to portable batteries and bags, we have the 22 best gifts for travelers.
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Here’s How To Get Your Customers To Say, “I’ll Be Back!” | By Shep Hyken

Many companies think they have to compare themselves to their competition. They want to know what the competition is doing that they are not. And when they figure it out, you know what they do? They copy them.
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Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) Adds 25 Hotels By Finding Opportunities in the Pandemic to Grow Management Portfolio

Hersha Hospitality Management (HHM) today announced the addition of 25 hotels totaling approximately 4,000 rooms to its portfolio since last year. At the same time, the business retained all of its existing management contracts in 2020 by working closely with owners to deploy hyper focused approaches to preserving cash, driving sales to outperform its competition and maintaining outsized cost efficiencies across each of its submarkets.
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Oil Surges With U.S. Data Underscoring Brighter Global Outlook - Bloomberg

Oil Surges With U.S. Data Underscoring Brighter Global Outlook - Bloomberg West Texas Intermediate for May rose $3.05 to $63.23 a barrel at 12:53 p.m. in New York Brent for June settlement gained $3 to $66.67 a barrel Oil jumped the most since late March with declining U.S. crude stockpiles and rising fuel demand providing the spark needed to break out of a nearly monthlong price range.Futures climbed as much as 5.3% in New York on Wednesday, pushing prices out of a recent $5 trading range ...
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Exclusive: NMC sues #Dubai bank in $6 billion #UAE debt row - sources | Reuters

Exclusive: NMC sues Dubai bank in $6 billion UAE debt row - sources | ReutersThe United Arab Emirates’ largest private healthcare provider NMC is suing a Dubai bank in Abu Dhabi courts, three sources said and a court document showed, in a dispute that could complicate the company’s multibillion-dollar debt restructuring and potentially delay payouts to creditors.The healthcare company ran into trouble last year after the disclosure of more than $4 billion in hidden debt.Its UAE operating busines...
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Anticipated Boom In Summer Holiday Bookings Dampened By Uncertainty Over Travel Restrictions, Says GlobalData

European operators were banking on summer 2021 providing an opportunity to start generating some much-needed income. However, many travelers have remained hesitant and the anticipated boom in travel may not occur to the desired extent. With uncertainty over what travel restrictions will be in place, many travelers remain reluctant to book, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.
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Doing My Duty : The Life Of A Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

"I can't handle that in a hotel room," I explained. "She probably needs an ultrasound."
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No more nuts

For lack of new photos, you get another view of the back yard. Beyond the garden path is the section that I call the west forty. It's the largest section of the property, home to the (remaining two) apple trees, the garden shed, and the vegetable garden. There's a row of hazelnuts along the north edge that have died. They will be taken out soon. Looking north. Vegetable garden on the left. The dead hazelnuts stretch from there to just right of the apple trees in this photo. The hazelnuts never...
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Ige signs abortion bill, details coming on vaccine passport, Honolulu battles corruption, 40% of public schools full-time in-person, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige signs abortion bill. From video  Nurses allowed to perform abortions in Hawaiʻi. Governor David Ige signed House Bill 576 into law on Monday. Previously, only physicians were allowed to provide abortion. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. Associated Press.Hawaii Is Working Out The Details Of A COVID-19 Vaccine Passport. Soon, travelers may be able to upload vaccination documents to Hawaii’s online travel health form to skip the mandatory quarantine. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser....
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Shareholders of #SaudiArabia's Sabic approve $2.4bn 2020 cash dividend | The National

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, the Middle East's biggest petrochemicals producer, will pay out a total 2020 cash dividend of 9 billion Saudi riyals ($2.4bn) after shareholders approved a 4.5bn riyals dividend for the second half of last year.The second-half cash dividend of 1.5 riyals per share represents 15 per cent of the nominal share value of Sabic and will be distributed to eligible shareholders on May 3, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. The company’s board recommended a s...
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#AbuDhabi's Etihad in talks to divest Air Seychelles stake | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's Etihad in talks to divest Air Seychelles stake | ReutersEtihad Airways is in talks to divest its 40% stake in Air Seychelles, the small Indian Ocean carrier’s Chief Executive Officer Remco Althius said on Wednesday.The move would leave the Seychelles government as the sole shareholder of Air Seychelles as the Abu Dhabi carrier further unwinds its failed strategy of investing in other airlines.“It’s been formalised as we speak. It’s happening right now,” said Althius, a former Etihad ...
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#Qatar leads major Gulf markets higher; Egypt retreats | Reuters

Qatar leads major Gulf markets higher; Egypt retreats | ReutersMajor Gulf stock markets ended higher on Wednesday amid rising oil prices on revised oil demand forecasts, while Egypt was hit by a blue-chip sell-off.The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted global oil demand and supply would rebalance in the second half of the year and that producers may then need to pump an additional 2 million barrels per day to meet the expected demand.Brent crude futures rose $1.01, or 1.59%, to $64.68 a...
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Cruise lines and Florida are on track for a standoff over COVID-19 vaccine requirements

The Carnival Ecstasy docked at the Port of Jacksonville on March 27, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' executive order banning businesses from requiring vaccines applies to cruise lines. However, several cruise lines have already announced vaccine mandates. DeSantis has been vocal about the cruise industry and previously said the state would sue the CDC to bring cruises back sooner. See more stories on Insider's business page. Flor...
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#UAE's ADCB says received offers for its stake in Alexandria Medical Services | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE's ADCB says received offers for its stake in Alexandria Medical Services | ZAWYA MENA EditionUAE-based Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) said it has received initial non-binding offers from potential investors for the sale of its 51 percent stake in the Alexandria Medical Services - Alexandria New Medical Center.CI Capital is ADCB’s advisor for the potential sale.In a statement on Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange the lender said it has sought the details of potential offers. Once that is received, AD...
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Welcomes Sage Hospitality Group As New Founding Member

Announced, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection ("Curator") is bolstering its list of prestigious founding members with the addition of Sage Hospitality Group ("Sage"). Sage is joining a group of six other founding members: like-minded hotel owners and operators committed to working in cooperative competition to lift the independent hotel industry and provide incomparable experiences for travelers.
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STR: Preliminary Berlin Hotel Data For March

STR's preliminary March 2021 data for Berlin hotels shows slightly better performance compared with recent months, albeit at overall low levels due to continued restrictions in Germany.
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React Mobile Leading Discussions on Employee Safety During AHLA’s 2021 Virtual ‘Safety Summit’ Today

Today at the American Hotel & Lodging Assn.'s 2021 Virtual Safety Summit, hoteliers will gather to discuss top safety concerns that are critical to the future of the hotel industry. This "can't-miss" event is designed to help prepare and protect owners and operators from what lies ahead. React Mobile, a Supporting Sponsor of the event and a provider of best-in-class hotel safety platforms, will play a key role with CEO Robb Monkman and CTO Riley Eller moderating three roundtable discussio...
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Mastering Meetings A Post-COVID World | By David Adler

As the event industry progresses, there will be an emergence of new technology. This will allow a combination of in person and remote guests to attend events. We see convention centers using robotic cameras everywhere so that you can lower the cost of labor and actually give more of the your event spend to the venue and not to the subs vendors. Additionally, there needs to be a back-up for technology (or more than one back-up) for when technology does not work.
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Raizup launches in the USA to drive equality in the travel ecosystem through personal and professional development

Earlier this week Raizup announced its official kick-off on the U.S. market.
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Introducing Beyond Green: A Purpose-Driven Hospitality Brand Dedicated To Helping Global Citizens Make Travel A Force For Good

Committed to building a brighter future for the planet, Beyond Green officially launches today as a curated guide for travellers seeking a more purposeful way to explore the world, featuring a global portfolio of 27 properties that exemplify sustainability in action. Debuting at the onset of a new era of travel, this forward-thinking brand invites travellers to plan and experience adventures that align with their responsible travel values through a variety of tools, including a new brand ...
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Tristar Pulls IPO in Setback for #Dubai’s Stock Exchange - Bloomberg

Tristar Pulls IPO in Setback for Dubai’s Stock Exchange - BloombergMiddle Eastern logistics firm Tristar Transport has pulled its initial public offering in Dubai, dealing a blow to the city’s attempts to revive a stock market where just one company has listed in three years.Tristar has informed Dubai’s main bourse that the IPO has been withdrawn, Chief Executive Eugene Mayne told Bloomberg in an interview. The deal was likely withdrawn “largely due to a mismatch in valuation expectations and in...
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#Dubai Islamic Bank sells $500mln in perpetual sukuk | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai Islamic Bank sells $500mln in perpetual sukuk | ZAWYA MENA EditionDubai Islamic Bank, the UAE’s largest Islamic lender, on Wednesday sold $500 million in perpetual non-call 5.5 years additional Tier 1 sukuk with a profit rate of 3.375 percent per annum.In a statement, the bank said despite the record low yield, the sukuk was 5.6x oversubscribed with an orderbook that peaked at $2.8 billion.The sukuk is issued under DIB Tier 1 Sukuk (5) Ltd. and is listed on Euronext Dublin and NASDAQ Dubai...
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How Avid Business Travelers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

There are so many environmental concerns these days, and they are becoming more crucial by the day. Most of us at least realize the need to make small changes to… Read more » The post How Avid Business Travelers Can Reduce Their Carbon Footprint appeared first on
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