Druids Glen Resort planning major renovations as it seeks Irish Open return

The 14th at Druids Heath Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort is making “a significant investment” in Druids Heath in advance of further investment and renovations to Druids Glen in 2022 as it bids to attract the Irish Open once more.Since purchasing Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort in 2019, the Neville family has committed to reviewing all aspects of the g...
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Hospitals could mandate coronavirus vaccinations for employees, state has lowest COVID-19 rate in nation, DOD expected to deny funding for Hawaii missile defense, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

A hospital in Hawaii Hawaii's Hospitals Could Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees. Hilton Raethel, President and CEO of the Healthcare Association of Hawaii says he was "disappointed" that more than thirty percent of hospital employees did not want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine according to an internal survey they conducted earlier this year.  KITV4.Hawaii has nation’s lowest COVID-19 case rate, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows. The state’s rate of new cases over t...
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Like a dandelion

These, I think, are called séneçon commun (groundsel), according to an online wildflower identification site I looked at. They look a little like multi-headed dandelions and grow wild all around us. The flowers are much smaller than the common dandelion. The plant's origins are in Europe, but they grow pretty much world-wide now. Yesterday's mystery flower was no mystery after all. Reader Tim identified it, but I had forgotten that he had already identified it as red dead-nettle (lamium purpur...
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Hawaii tax hikes target tourists, second homes; Oahu permitting chief to curb bribery schemes; widow sues police over shooting, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Magic island sunset on Oahu ©2021 All Hawaii News New Taxes, Tourism Funding Cuts Among Bills Pushed Through As Legislature Winds Down. House and Senate lawmakers gave preliminary approval Thursday to a measure that would allow the counties to levy their own tax of up to 3% on hotel rooms and vacation rental units, a move that one lawmaker said would “incentivize” the counties to crack down on illegal vacation rentals. Lawmakers also tentatively agreed Thursday to a significant boost...
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PACE Financing on a Roll: $6 million loan for Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood | By Jim Butler

Hotel finance lawyer: PACE Financing is now mainstream
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Competition in Free Markets

I ended the previous bit with the claim that competition in a second-best world can be bad. Competition in a free market is nearly always good because it is that process which provides the incentive to market participants to do… Continue reading →
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For the record – an automatic response from ABC – a month’s wait for their response!

This PDF. “Where a response is to be provided, the ABC endeavours to respond within 30 days of receipt.”
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For the record – an automated response from ABC – a month’s wait for their response!

This PDF. “Where a response is to be provided, the ABC endeavours to respond within 30 days of receipt.”
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My next TOI blog post: Lockdown origins and harms

I’ve already shared yesterday, but for the record – for someone searching for my posts – my next post in Seeing the Invisible: Times of India blog: and
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Oil edges higher as recovery support countered by Asia virus surge | Reuters

Oil edges higher as recovery support countered by Asia virus surge | ReutersOil settled higher on Friday, supported by bullish economic data from U.S. and Europe, though a rise in coronavirus cases in India was still pressuring prices.Brent crude settled up 43 cents, 0.7%, to $65.83 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) U.S. crude gained 63 cents, or 1.1%, to $66.11 a barrel.For the week, both benchmark crudes fell about 1% due to the resurgence of infections in India and Japan, the world...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, India, Reuters, Associates, Jim Ritterbusch, Galena Illinois, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ritterbusch, ReutersOil

Oil Set for Weekly Loss With Market Facing Patchy Demand Rebound - Bloomberg

Oil Set for Weekly Loss With Market Facing Patchy Demand Rebound - Bloomberg WTI for June delivery rose 47 cents to $61.90 a barrel as of 12:34 p.m. in New York Brent for the same month gained 49 cents to $65.89 a barrel Oil headed for a weekly decline with spreading coronavirus cases in countries such as India tempering optimism around positive economic data in the U.S. and Europe.Futures in New York pared gains on Friday after briefly surging as much as 1.6% in a choppy trading session...
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What the Future Holds

    Little one What can I promise you true? What can I leave behind that will light your path? Will your tomorrows be as beautiful as the ones we have shared with you? Little one this glorious life this unknown path that we follow this love that binds us What will the future hold?   If anything I hope I can instill in you this: Grab those reins, with confidence give it your best.               .                      [Author: French la Vie]
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Caesars Entertainment To Invest $400 Million Into Its Atlantic City Resorts By 2023

Master plan includes remodeled room towers, new restaurants and amenities, and a focus on revitalizing the Company's flagship casino-hotel, Caesars Atlantic City, on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk.
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Where Can We Travel Now?

Where Can We Travel Now? Where can we travel now? This is an oft-heard question in our world right now. With a high percentage of baby boomer travelers now vaccinated, they want to do two things: visit their grandchildren and travel. While our clients and readers are handling their own travel arrangements to visit the grandchildren, our phones are ringing off the hook for help booking their leisure travel plans. So where can we travel now?  Let’s take a peek… Destinations Open for Travel Haw...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Greece, Mexico, America, Hawaii, Croatia, Iceland, Caribbean, Carol, Tauck, Travel News, Jacksonville Florida, Ron, Charleston South Carolina, Hawaiian Islands

Inside the largest fish market in the world, where a single tuna can sell for up to $3 million

The Toyosu Market in Tokyo is the largest fish market in the world, and is home to world-famous tuna auctions.Expert bidders flock to the market each morning for a chance to buy top-tier tuna, sometimes paying as much as $3 million.We followed a veteran tuna bidder, who explained the ins and outs of tuna auctions and his industry's role in marine sustainability. See more stories on Insider's business page. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected]
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Oil steady as rising India COVID-19 cases weigh | Reuters

Oil steady as rising India COVID-19 cases weigh | ReutersOil prices were broadly steady on Friday with support from a European economic recovery countered by concerns as coronavirus infections in India surged to record levels.Brent crude dipped 4 cents, or 0.1%, to $65.36 a barrel at 1220 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) U.S. crude gained 7 cents, or 0.1%, to $61.50 a barrel.Euro zone Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data for April showed a stronger than expected recovery and more E...
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A new political party in Australia to fight public health terrorism. And ABC’s scurrilous attack on me and my work.

Some of you might have seen my recent article in The Spectator in which I outline why I have helped form a new political party – Australia’s Representatives –  to fight the betrayal of laws and ethics in Australia by the major political parties. I will contest the seat of Menzies in the forthcoming federal elections. […]
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American and Alaska are making moves to compete with America's newest airline before its first flight has even taken off

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport. Philip Pilosian/ Avelo Airlines' competition is growing just weeks ahead of its first flight. Alaska Airlines just announced a new California route between Santa Rosa and Burbank, Avelo's flagship route. American Airlines will fly larger planes between Burbank and Phoenix, another Avelo route. See more stories on Insider's business page. America's newest airline was already...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Pun in the sun :-)

Mahalo to Nikki Bushell for this super fun Aloha Friday Photo! Nikki’s shot inspired us to have some “pun in the sun” with some silly puns. Here’s what we’ve got: Don’t throw shade at this pineapple. He’s socially distancing on the beach. Wave hello to my little prickly friend. What other puns would you add? Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Pun in the sun :-) appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Etihad is ditching its largest and swankiest jets including the popular Airbus A380 and Boeing 777

Etihad Airways Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. KITTIKUN YOKSAP and Markus Mainka/ Etihad Airways will stop flying the Boeing 777-300ER, its second-largest jet, after 2021. CEO Tony Douglas shared the news at the World Aviation Festival, according to Reuters. The focus will be on newer aircraft like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350-1000 XWB. See more stories on Insider's business page. Etihad Airways is planning to stop flying its second-largest aircr...
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Castell Project And She Has A Deal Announce Joint Venture to Build Fortuna’s Table

Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, and She Has A Deal (SHaD), a real estate investment platform that creates pathways to hotel ownership and development for women, today announced the formation of a joint venture to build Fortuna's Table. The new endeavor will connect diverse prospective hotel owners to knowledge, guides and community so they can make their hotel dre...
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New Competition And Short Term Solutions For Food Service Establishments In 2021 | By Jim Lopolito

When we compare satisfied employees with good pay the hospitality industry has been in a condition of instability even before the pandemic. While a solution has encompassed different directions but never resulted, the dilemma is being further plagued by an unexpected new competitor paying all of our staff.
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Faithlegg Golf Club wins Golfers Guide to Ireland Parkland Award for Munster

Paddy McCarthy, publisher of the Golfers Guide to Ireland, presents Faithlegg Golf Club with the Parkland Award for Munster At the end of a very difficult year for everyone, there is something to celebrate at Faithlegg Golf Club as they win the Parkland Award for Munster from The Golfers Guide to Ireland.The Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards for 2021 we...
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Tips To Choose The Best Vacation Rental

The vacation rental industry has taken the entire hospitality industry by storm. Whether you are traveling alone or with a group, choosing this type of accommodation will almost always work in your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Priceline Reveals The Top Travel Trends For U.S. Travelers This Season

After a devastating pandemic kept us at home for over a year, Priceline did a deep dive into how travel has changed and what trends are emerging as we enter the spring and summer peak travel season.
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Oil Holds Near $61 With Markets Weighing Mixed Demand Signals - Bloomberg

Oil Holds Near $61 With Markets Weighing Mixed Demand Signals - Bloomberg WTI for June delivery fell 0.2% to $61.28 a barrel as of 8:54 a.m. in New York Brent for the same month declined 0.3% to $65.18 Oil held near $61 a barrel in New York as traders balanced demand setbacks in Asia with more optimistic data from Europe.The market has been torn between divergent demand indicators this month, pushing West Texas Intermediate into weekly swings between gains and losses. Latest data showed ...
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UNWTO And IATA Collaborate On Destination Tracker To Restore Confidence In Travel

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announce a Destination Tracker in preparation for the restart of international travel. It is the result of both organizations joining efforts to boost confidence and accelerate recovery of the tourism sector when borders reopen. The UNWTO-IATA Destination Tracker is a new free online tool for governments to provide information on COVID-19 requirements for travel and the measures in place at the d...
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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Unveils Refreshed Logo to Mark its 50th Anniversary

As part of Shangri-La's 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Group has announced a refreshed brand logo for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts (Shangri-La) that pays tribute to its past and sets a fresh vision for the future. The refreshed logo reflects the brand's journey and evolution with its guests, while staying true to the brand roots that have continually delivered warm Asian hospitality. Beginning in Singapore in 1971 with the first hotel, Shangri-La's story has been closely tied to Asia...
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Six Senses Shows Regenerative Impacts from 2020

Although 2020 was challenging for the tourism sector as a whole, collectively Six Senses achieved its sustainability targets once again, thanks to the commitment of its hosts, their families, local community partners, and guests too.
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Sustainable Travel in Italy: Forging A Better Path After the Pandemic

The post-pandemic era gives us a great opportunity to change how we travel. Here are some tips for sustainable travel in Italy.
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