Hawaii population inches up, younger residents account for most new COVID-19 infections, Honolulu to take over EMS from state, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Ala Moana food court pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii population grows but at slower pace, census finds. Hawaii’s population grew by 7% over the past decade, and the state maintained its ranking as the 40th largest among the 50 states, according to the 2020 census, released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser. Associated Press. Hawaii News Now. Despite opposition, bill that would allow 99-year leases of public lands poised for approval. Despite strong oppos...
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Wanted: Experienced Chef in French Cuisine for job in Canada.

  Dining and Bar located in SK is looking for a talented  experienced   CHEF Full time  2 year contract        Wage:  18.50 CAD/hour       Hours:  40 a week Job Duties: Organize the kitchen, schedule staff Plan menu, determine daily specials Instruct staff in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food Plan, direct and supervise food preparation and cooking activities Prepare and cook food to the highest standards while following safe food handling proce...
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Antique Glass Top Candy Boxes

  These charming 1800s glass top hand-painted scene boxes were for chocolates; They are made out of "carton" hardbound paper with golden paper lace strips to add richness to the paper form. These were on sale at an auction that I watched online which has become my new binge-watching addiction.     They sold for over 200 euros each. That is some sweet chocolate in those once filled boxes.     Sure beats the wrapping of chocolate these days. Do you think someone will binge watch an auction  ...
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Further ban by Facebook, and its “reasons”

First banned for 24 hours then for 7 days. For what? For posting this. FB has gone stark mad. But so have all others. That’s why the ban by Twitter and Linkedin – for posting FACTS. I’ve tried to appeal but these GOONS never ever change their criminal “decisions”. द्स्फ्
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‘An example to many’: journalist Maria Ressa wins Unesco press freedom prize

Ressa has been subject to sustained campaign of gendered online abuse and has been targeted by Philippine leader Rodrigo DuterteThe UN’s cultural agency has awarded its annual press freedom prize to Philippine journalist Maria Ressa whose reporting has made her a target of her country’s judiciary and online hate campaigns.Ressa, a former Asia lead investigative reporter for US network CNN and head of domestic network ABS-CBN News, now manages the news website Rappler whose reporting has attracte...
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A Relaxing 3-Hour Tour of Venice’s Canals

Experience Venice in this boat tour through 17 miles (27 km) of canals. “You will see the full Grand Canal going in both directions, navigate through the small canals and under bridges and see sites that you cannot see by walking.” It’s quiet, meditative, a mental escape from the tedium of quarantine life. Right below, you can find a list of the stops along the way… 1:32 ? Constitution Bridge 2:02 ? The Grand Canal (Full Tour) 3:23 ? Santa Lucia Train Station 13:33 ? Rialto Br...
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Lulu's AMAZING Italian Grilled Eggplant {Easy! Vegan!}

Eggplant or aubergine is plentiful at the moment and this is seriously the tastiest way to serve grilled eggplant and so easy too! This Italian grilled eggplant has a simple but lusciously tasty herb, garlic, olive oil and sherry vinegar topping. It is also vegan too! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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The recent Suez Canal Obstruction explained

The post The recent Suez Canal Obstruction explained appeared first on Happy Hotelier.
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Oil rises despite OPEC+ sticking to raising output amid India COVID surge | Reuters

Oil rises despite OPEC+ sticking to raising output amid India COVID surge | ReutersOil prices edged higher on Tuesday as OPEC, Russia and their allies will stick to plans to raise output slightly from May 1, suggesting it does not see a lasting impact on demand from India’s coronavirus crisis.OPEC+, as the producer group is known, has also ditched plans to hold a full ministerial meeting on Wednesday, sources said. A technical meeting on Monday had voiced concern about surging COVID-19 cases but...
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Paris Photos

A mix of photos but all taken on the same day. A picturesque little grocery store. This used to be a very busy place with a waiter who worked there said to be the meanist waiter in Paris. I just like this window. This might be an artist’s studio or maybe just his shop,
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12 of the best affordable hotels in New York City, according to our first-hand stays

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Price is usually a factor for booking hotels, especially in more expensive cities like New York. However, traveling on a budget doesn't have to mean compromising on quality. We found the best cheap hotels in New York City, all personally vetted and starting under $200. Though New York is known for being pricey, especially when it comes to hotels, there are plenty of affordable spots to b...
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7 travel trends to expect this summer and how to beat the rush, according to experts

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky New CDC recommendations advise that it is safe for vaccinated individuals to resume travel. After a year of canceled vacations, the new guidelines suggest travel is poised to make a comeback. Experts told us where people are going this summer and how you can beat the rush and save money. Inti St Clair/Getty Images To date, 1 in 6 Americans have been fully vaccinated a...
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A Year Later, the Hotel Industry Recalibrates, Reassesses | By David Eisen

Just over a year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the global hotel industry is—slowly—stirring from hibernation and seeing at least modest gains in traveler demand. The wait has been long, and it remains a work in progress.
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Things to Do in New Brunswick Outdoors

Let’s not beat around the alder bush: the East Coast of Canada is one of the best spots to be in the summertime! There are many great opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming, and paddling—especially in the province of New Brunswick. For those who love the outdoors, don’t miss out on these uniquely New Brunswick adventures. You’ll find several things to do within a couple of hours of Saint John. I grew up across the Bay of Fundy in equally stunning Nova Scotia. Over the years, I’ve spent time...
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Three Forks Ranch Selects Suite Of Agilysys Property Management, Point Of Sale, Spa & Inventory Management Solutions

Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that Three Forks Ranch has selected Agilysys Cloud-Native SaaS solutions for its premier wellness destination resort on the Colorado/Wyoming border including Agilysys Stay PMS, Agilysys Spa for spa management, Agilysys Seat for venue reservations, Agilysys InfoGenesis POS and Agilysys Eatec for inventory and procurement management.
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Hanauma Bay implements reservation system

A brand new reservation system has just been implemented for Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in Honolulu on Oahu. This new online reservation system allows visitors to book a specific time of arrival up to 48 hours in advance.Reservations are available in 10-minute increments starting at 7am and running to 1:40pm. At the time of implementation, securing a reservation is free, but it is anticipated that it may eventually become a paid service. Though reservations are free, a parking fee of $3 per no...
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Oil rises as OPEC+ seen sticking to policy despite India COVID surge | Reuters

Oil rises as OPEC+ seen sticking to policy despite India COVID surge | ReutersOil prices rose on Tuesday as OPEC+ sources said the producer group would stick to existing plans to boost oil output slightly from May 1, suggesting they do not see a lasting impact on demand from India’s coronavirus crisis.The group has also ditched plans to hold a full ministerial meeting on Wednesday, the sources said. A technical meeting on Monday had voiced concern about surging COVID-19 cases but kept its oil de...
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Meliá Hotels International Begins Vaccination of 2,200 Employees in Punta Cana

Meliá Hotels International has begun the vaccination of its 2,200 employees in Punta Cana. In coordination with the Department of Public Health, this is part of a larger strategy to prioritize the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic to make the country a safe destination to receive millions of visitors after the pandemic.
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Golf Ireland: "Members only was part of our submission to government"

Golf Ireland CEO Mark Kennelly Golf Ireland has defended its decision to limit the return to golf to “members only” as it was part of its submission to government seeking the resumption of golf in Level 5.While Minister of State Jack Chambers said in the Dail last week that “the public health regulations do not draw a distinction between members and n...
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New CDC mask guidance: Vaccinated people don’t need face coverings in most outdoor settings

People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely go for a jog, dine on a restaurant patio, gather with small groups and do other outdoor activities without wearing a mask, the Centers for Disease Control said in updated guidance Tuesday. The new guidance marks a dramatic shift in how federal health officials, who have long insisted that people wear a mask any time they are within six feet of others outdoors, are advising the public to protect itself now that nearly 100 million America...
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The European Club welcomes non-member play from Wicklow or 20 km visitors

The 7th at The European Club. Picture © The European Club The European Club in Co Wicklow has thrown out the welcome mat to visiting golfers after Minister of State Jack Chambers contradicted Golf Ireland’s Return to Golf Protocol on the Dail record last week.According to Golf Ireland’s Return to Golf Protocol, “Golf Clubs can reopen from Monday 26th ...
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The Current Role Of Guest Reviews In The Hotel Industry

Guest reviews and responding to them have always been a vital part of the hotel industry. They are a way for travelers to share their experiences with other potential hotel guests, and they can be used not only by future travelers but also by competing hotels to see what others are saying about them so that they may improve their own services.
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Leading Hotels Announces New Leading Strategic Sourcing Partners: Bonotel Exclusive Travel, TripArc, OTA Insight, Fastpayhotels

The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW) is pleased to announce collaboration with four new companies under their Leading Strategic Sourcing (LSS) program. The additions include luxury-focused Wholesale Partners Bonotel Exclusive Travel, TripArc and Fastpayhotels, along with OTA Insight, the leading Rate Parity and business intelligence platform.
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Southwest execs reveal the reason the airline doesn't fly to Canada yet is because its system isn't set up to accept Canadian dollars

Toronto, Canada, a city currently unserved by Southwest Airlines. Markus Mainka/ and Southwest Airlines is the largest US airline that doesn't serve Canada. The lack of service isn't for a lack of potential customers but is technological is nature. Southwest's system isn't set up to handle foreign currency sales, required for Canada flights. See more stories on Insider's business page. By the end of 2022, all except for one of America...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf markets end mixed as petchems boost #Qatar | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf markets end mixed as petchems boost Qatar | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf closed mixed on Tuesday, with petrochemical shares boosting the Qatari index.In Qatar, the benchmark (.QSI) rose 0.6%, led by a 2.9% increase in Industries Qatar (IQCD.QA), extending gains from the previous session when the petrochemical maker reported a higher net profit for the quarter ended March 31.Mesaieed Petrochemical (MPHC.QA) jumped 4.2%, ahead of its first-quarter earnings ...
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Accommodation Provider Vivere Stays Takes 25+ Properties Live in Six Months with apaleo’s Cloud Platform

Vivere Stays, the new and agile accommodation provider, attributes its rapid expansion and continuous success to its digital technology stack. The European market is incredibly diverse and demands highly flexible technology that can be completely localized, an imminent threat to incoming brands with a globalization strategy. Vivere Stays is the result of an experienced team uncovering a significant market opportunity with smaller hotels lacking the knowledge of top-notch European-made sof...
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OPEC+ Prepares for Meeting Amid Troubling India Covid Virus Surge - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Prepares for Meeting Amid Troubling India Covid Virus Surge - BloombergOPEC and its allies are reviewing their plans to revive oil production, as a robust recovery in global demand was clouded by surging coronavirus infections in India.A panel of ministers that monitors the oil market met online on Tuesday, after bringing forward their discussions by one day. They will determine whether the full OPEC+ meeting scheduled for Wednesday -- which has the power to change output policy -- needs t...
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My comment on a Tweet by Ron Dunn – where is my “political heart”?

Someone sent me this: MY RESPONSE It should be clear to everyone that my heart is in India and I am founder and mentor of India’s only liberal party. But I don’t have voting rights in India and have now been forced to enter politics directly in Australia. My experience of 20+ years in developing […]
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Six Senses is the First Hospitality Brand to Partner with The United States Coalition on Sustainability and SustainChain™

As part of an ambitious Plastic Free 2022 strategy to remove and avoid all virgin plastic materials from its hotel and spa operations, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is the first hospitality brand to collaborate with the United States Coalition on Sustainability and SustainChain™. This follows a partnership with the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative signed in 2020 to work with suppliers to seek safer alternatives and address the root causes of plastic pollution.
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Seeing the Post-Pandemic Travel Landscape as an Opportunity for Hotels to ‘Be Direct’ | By Nancy Huang

In New York City, the sidewalk cafes are bustling, the parks are full of picnics, and the city's attractions are coming back to life. The city is blooming again, cautiously but happily. And tourists are coming back to town. The same is true across the United States.
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