Most oppose costly Honolulu rail project in poll, Maui ex-cop pleads guilty in sex-for-perjury case, American Rescue Plan funds on the way, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Honolulu rail route as planned, courtesy HART Majority oppose rail project in poll. The largest public works project in Hawaii history is opposed by 53% of registered voters on Oahu, with just 34% expressing support for Honolulu rail. The numbers are similar when voters living on the neighbor islands are factored in — 50% and 35%, respectively. Civil Beat.HART's interim CEO believes parts of Honolulu rail line can open by December. According to HART, since construction started more t...
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Life is Good

Cassis     Chelsea is four months along, at first she didn't feel so good but the second trimester is proving easier. Gabriel kisses her tummy with tenderness, and baby kisses bring such sweetness. We are over the moon and back with excitement good news is welcomed anytime, and especially this year. I only wish my mother could see Gabriel more often and be here to witness the birth. Unfortunately, that is one of the disadvantages of my living in another country. Separation of celebrations. What...
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Horticulture Worker wanted in Canada

  2 years full time Job, Year round  Job duties: Prepare soil; plant bulbs, seedlings and cuttings; graft and bud plants; and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttingsMonitor trees for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertilizer problems in cropsInstalling seedlings in fields and nurseryPosition and regulate irrigation systems to water trees Acquiring, processing and planting to produce new trees as well as harvesting, packaging and field plantingPut material into processi...
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A faded and atmospheric old Japanese village

Old and long-abandoned Japanese villages are hard to top when it comes to looks and character, but this wonderfully faded and atmospheric little mountain settlement more than holds its own. Slowly deteriorating signs for souvenirs and refreshments point towards better, and previously busier times, yet just like so many of Japan’s old resort towns and crumbling day-trip destinations, they are now little more than dying reminders of a very different past. The clearly visible decline unsurprisingl...
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EASY Chocolate Coconut Rough Slice

This chocolate coconut Coconut Rough slice is so easy and utterly delicious. This two layered slice has a simple chocolate biscuit base and on top is a delicious coconut frosting that melds with the base to form a delicious chocolatey coconut slice! No mixer or special equipment necessary-just a bowl and a spoon will do! And this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader, especially if you love the chocolate coconut combination.
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While It’s There

In Spring I have learned to quickly get to places where there are Spring flowers or blossoming trees or they will either be faded or gone. Unlike green leaves, or autumn leaves, they are quickly gone. I saw a photo of some wisteria not too far from my apartment and quickly went the next day. The blooms were indeed looking a little sickly and starting to fade. These were on a strret appropiately called rue des Glycines (wisteria) They totaly covered the wall of a house. I’ve read tha...
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20 fun travel toys to keep toddlers entertained on long road trips

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Travel toys for toddlers aren't just good to have, they're an absolute necessity. To keep a toddler busy while traveling, you need engaging toys that aren't too challenging. Travel toys should also be easy to carry and difficult to lose - the fewer pieces, the better. Travel provides a lush breeding ground for boredom, which is why every caregiver needs a reliable selection of mobile...
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Oil prices fall 1% on worries of pandemic surge in India | Reuters

Oil prices fall 1% on worries of pandemic surge in India | Reuters Oil prices settled lower on Thursday, reversing early gains under pressure from rising COVID-19 infections in India and elsewhere although prices retained some support from a report a day earlier that U.S. crude inventories fell more sharply than expected.Brent crude oil settled lower by 87 cents, or 1.3%, at $68.09 a barrel. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) U.S. crude futures dropped 92 cents, or 1.4%, to $64.71."When Saudi Arabi...
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Cruise lines will have to mandate masks even by the pool and nix buffets for trial sailings without vaccine requirements, CDC says

Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras ship. Carnival Cruise Line The CDC has unveiled the next two phases of its Conditional Sailing Order. The new phases detail how a cruise's "simulated" trail sailings should look. New requirements include masking up when poolside, and the potential ceasing of buffet services. See more stories on Insider's business page. On May 5, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on how cruise lines should go about trial v...
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Torsus Praetorian 4X4 Off-Road Bus Updated

Torsus’ Praetorian, heavy-duty, off-road 4X4 buses, has announced a number of technical advances. These rugged off-road buses are made to cross some of the most inhospitable terrains on earth. Updates include LED lights, an advanced air conditioning system, passenger door, and pneumatic footsteps, a new fire system, and improved interior features. Built to transport up […] The post Torsus Praetorian 4X4 Off-Road Bus Updated appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Sheikh Mohammed updates DIFC's founding law - new version expands free zone's 'strategic objectives' | Banking – Gulf News

Sheikh Mohammed updates DIFC's founding law - new version expands free zone's 'strategic objectives' | Banking – Gulf News Dubai has updated the laws for the Dubai International Finance Centre, thus expanding the financial hub’s “strategic objectives”.These objectives now also include “advancing sustainable economic growth for Dubai, developing and diversifying the economy and increasing the GDP contribution of the financial services sector, to promote investment into Dubai and to attract regi...
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#Qatar finance minister arrested in rare crackdown | Financial Times

Qatar finance minister arrested in rare crackdown | Financial Times Qatar’s finance minister has been arrested for questioning over allegations of abuse of power and the misuse of public funds, in an unprecedented move by authorities in the gas-rich Gulf state as part of its drive to boost transparency and clamp down on corruption.  The public prosecutor has opened an investigation into allegations of embezzlement by Ali Sharif al-Emadi, according to a statement carried by the stat...
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Hilton Reports First Quarter Results

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton" or the "Company") (NYSE: HLT) today reported its first quarter 2021 results. The following results reflect the material impact that the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic has had on Hilton's business. Highlights include:
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The 5 best electric scooters for city commuters, weekend riders, and kids

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An electric scooter is a convenient mode of transportation that's great for commuting or running errands. The best should offer enough range to get around town, travel at speeds of 20 mph and up, and be highly portable. Our top pick, the Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES4, is a versatile scooter that delivers up to 28 miles of range. Thanks to improvements in technology and design over the past few years, electric scooters have gone from curious novelties ...
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 1 May

U.S. hotel occupancy remained relatively flat compared with the previous week, according to STR's latest data through 1 May.
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Quiz: All About Moms: Mother’s Day Trivia

Reading Time:  < 1 minute It’s that special time of the year to honor your mom – but how much do you know about mothers and the day itself? Take the quiz and find out! We’ve provided a little Mother’s Day trivia to pass the time. So grab a coffee and let’s see how much you know! START QUIZ The post Quiz: All About Moms: Mother’s Day Trivia appeared first on Clifton Hill Blog.
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"Paper architecture has often had a real utopian or critical underlying agenda to it... [It] was often explicitly anti-capitalist, and emphasized the possibilities of a post-revolutionary society."

"Today’s C.G.I. interiors, on the other hand, offer a fantasy of individual consumption and relaxation, but suggest a certain amount of political indifference. 'This seems like there’s no plan, no societal vision, no critique....Taking a historical view, to have anything appropriating fictional utopian architecture with no utopian vision is a bit depressing.' The earlier part of the twenty-tens saw an explosion of 'cabin porn' on Tumblr: a nostalgic, earthy aesthetic of Obama-era hipster America...
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​Just The Ticket: How To Prevent Unused Tickets From Going To Waste

Travel managers play a critical role in managing and recovering unused tickets for their company. But never before have they had to manage such a high volume of unused tickets as over the past year. During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, ticket cancellations went through the roof. Business Travel News reported that on a global basis they amounted to millions of dollars' worth of airline vouchers or refunds.
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NFL Draft Lifted Downtown Cleveland Hotel Performance To 532-Day High

The NFL Draft boosted daily hotel performance to a 532-day high for hotels in the downtown Cleveland area, according to data and analysis from STR.
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You’d Better Ask How Much! - The Life Of A Hotel Doctor | By Mike Oppenheim

Before hanging up the phone, I tell guests my fee, but this is not universal among hotel doctors. Guests may learn when the doctor hands over the invoice at the end of the visit.
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California Cannabis Tourism Association (CCTA) Evolves To Cannabis Travel Association International

The California Cannabis Tourism Association (CCTA) founded in 2017 is changing its name– as well as its geographic focus– to the newly branded Cannabis Travel Association International (CTAI). The new web site launched this week.
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MIDEAST STOCKS IHC lifts #AbuDhabi as major Gulf markets end mixed | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS IHC lifts Abu Dhabi as major Gulf markets end mixed | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets were mixed on Thursday, with the Abu Dhabi index rising after aquaculture firm International Holding Company reported a higher quarterly profit.Abu Dhabi's index (.ADI) closed 0.6% higher with a weekly gain of 1.7%. International Holding (IHC.AD) was up 3.3%, boosting the index the most. The firm posted 1.5 billion dirhams of profit in the first quarter compared with 112.2 million dirhams ...
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The Great Rebalance Of European Travel

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on everyone and almost everything across the world, including tourism. This has been particularly hard felt in Europe which accounted for more than half of international tourist arrivals – or over 745 million visitors – in 2019.
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Nightly Hotel Audit Reports That Are a Must!

As part of the order of running a hotel, most hotel owners conduct nightly audits on their day's business to ensure that all accounts are reconciled, pending folios generated, revenue collated under various revenue heads, discrepancies in reservations checked, cash counters closed, and reports generated for the following day's activities. While some continue to follow the conventional method and conduct manual audits and employ a night auditor to do the job, others have resorted to the mo...
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The First “Crypto Hotel” Presented By Hotel Manager Johannes Fritz Groebler

In the current pandemic, the situation is very difficult, especially for hotels. A real challenge. Well-known hotels all over the world, in tourist regions and cities, are currently closed. The Crypto Hotel offers a fictional perspective and conveys a "desire to travel." Their vision is to create the very first hotel that is 100% on the blockchain. The blockchain and crypto scene has inspired us at UNYCU to create and develop this unique hotel project.
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IDeaS a SAS company Presentation - re/ignite your profitability

IDeaS, a SAS company, is the world's leading provider of revenue management software and services. With over 30 years of expertise, IDeaS delivers revenue science to more than 15,000 clients in 143 countries. Combining industry knowledge with innovative, data-analytics technology, IDeaS creates sophisticated yet simple ways to empower revenue leaders with precise, automated decisions they can trust. Results delivered. Revenue transformed. Discover greater profitability at
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Now Open: The Wine School At World Of Wine In Porto

Porto's newest cultural destination, World of Wine (WOW), is delighted to announce the opening of The Wine School.Housed in the old Croft Port building and offering a combination of workshops and wine tastings, The Wine School is another great experience to open at WOW, designed to cater to the curious, the connoisseur and the professional.
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#Qatar finance minister arrested over alleged embezzlement -statement | Reuters

Qatar finance minister arrested over alleged embezzlement -statement | Reuters Qatar Finance Minister Ali Sherif al-Emadi was arrested for questioning over allegations of embezzlement, abuse of power and crimes related to the public sector, a statement carried by state news agency QNA said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Qatar's Minister of Finance Ali Sherif Al Emadi speaks at the Qatar UK Business and Investment Forum in London, Britain March 27, 2017 REUTERS/Neil Hall An investigation is un...
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Mubadala Keeping Pace With KKR as $29 Billion Deployed Last Year - Bloomberg

Mubadala Keeping Pace With KKR as $29 Billion Deployed Last Year - Bloomberg Mubadala Investment Co. joined global investors like KKR & Co. in pouncing on opportunities presented by the pandemic, embarking on a record dealmaking spree while many of its peers among sovereign wealth funds hunkered down.In a year that saw the worst oil-price crash in a generation, Mubadala delivered a record income for the Abu Dhabi government as it doubled down on a bet that sectors like technology and consumer ...
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#Qatar Orders Arrest of Finance Minister Over Misuse of Funds - Bloomberg

Qatar Orders Arrest of Finance Minister Over Misuse of Funds - Bloomberg Qatar’s prosecutor ordered the arrest of Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi to question him over an alleged abuse of power and misuse of public funds, state-run Qatar News Agency reported.Al-Emadi was named finance minister a day after Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani took over leadership of the country in June 2013, and has held the role since. The prosecutor has launched an investigation, QNA said on Thursday. No furth...
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