Majestic Existence

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Incentives on the way for Hawaii vaccinations, Oahu battles for ag land, opponents renew Thirty Meter Telescope fight, bedbugs, maggots and roaches close establishments, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Gov. David Ige gets vaccinated in this Feb. 22, 2021 courtesy photoHawaii poised to join a growing list of states offering incentives for people to get vaccinated. To help Hawaii get there, the state and local businesses are set to offer up prizes in an effort to motivate people to roll up their sleeves. Specific details are still in the works. Hawaii News Now.Maui Mayor Victorino offers sneak peak of Governor Ige’s Tuesday press conference. Maui Mayor Michael Victorino recommends Maui ...
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Honolulu Beerworks and comfort brew

Tucked just off of Ala Moana Boulevard on Cooke Street in Kakaako, on the way from Waikiki to Downtown, Honolulu Beerworks looks much more like a charming farmhouse than a warehouse. Its exterior corrugated walls are painted a clean blue-jeans blue, trimmed with white. It opened in 2014 and has been a vital part of […] The post Honolulu Beerworks and comfort brew appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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To Shanghai

I’m moving to Shanghai. Well that’s something. After six years here in Montreal, we’ve (my wife and I) decided to embark on a new adventure, and one that involves a return to Asia. It’s not a return to Japan, that I think many would have expected, but rather a return to China, which is how I started my Asia adventure in the first place. May has turned out to be a defining month in my life — on top of the fact that it’s my birth month. It was in May 1997 that I first went to China, to the c...
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AMAZING Khao Soi Recipe (Thai Laksa Soup)!

Khao Soi is a wonderful curry noodle soup from the Chiang Mai region of Thailand. And here I show you how to make it from scratch including the curry paste (and show you a short cut using a bought curry paste)! This wonderful noodle soup is delicious, flavour packed version of laksa but it is paired with chicken, a side of crispy noodles, eschallot and mustard pickles. This soup will transport you straight to Thailand and it is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges (or Bruges if you are French) is a lovely place lost in time. It was once properous with a very busy port until the water filled with silt and all of the business moved to Antwerp. I could be wrong, but I think it kept Brugge unchanged in many ways. In any case, I really enjoyed visiting it. The Grand Place with horse and carriages await. Really ancient and beautiful architecture. Mary holding an ink pot and baby Jesus with a pen and scroll. He was of course brilliant a...
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Here are 10 don'ts when traveling to West Virginia

Wolters World is a fun YouTube channel for people looking for (or fantasizing about) their next vacation, and "the don'ts" when visiting cities, states, and countries is one of their common video topics. Their latest video lists the 10 don'ts when traveling to beautiful West Virginia. — Read the rest
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Hawaii’s governor drops outdoor mask mandate

Effective May 25, 2021, Hawaii had dropped the mandate to wear a mask in outdoor settings. Governor Ige shared these statements on Twitter: “Today I announced that Hawaii is dropping its mask mandate in outdoor settings – effective immediately. This is across all islands. I spoke with county mayors and we agree this is the right next step. We’ve been seeing fewer cases of COVID and have made progress on vaccinations. We do highly recommend mask wearing if you are in large groups, even if you’re...
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Oil edges up as rising demand faces Iran supply worries | Reuters

Oil edges up as rising demand faces Iran supply worries | Reuters Oil prices edged a shade higher on Tuesday as rising demand from the approach of the Northern Hemisphere’s summer driving season and lifting of coronavirus restrictions faced worries that Iran’s possible return to the market will cause a supply glut.After gaining over 5% in the prior two sessions, Brent futures rose 19 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $68.65 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 2 cents to se...
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Wealthy millennials could be the key to driving America's post-pandemic economic boom

High-earning millennials are ready to spend. NurPhoto/Getty Images Higher-income millennials plan to spend the most post-pandemic, a McKinsey report found. They're already to set to spend big on the luxury travel sector. It's a good sign for the US recovery, which needs the wealthy to spend to boost the economy. See more stories on Insider's business page. A lockdown lift and increasing vaccination rate have put the US on the verge of an economic boom, but Americans need to spe...
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Tesla Rival Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson Interview on Musk, Supply Chain - Bloomberg

Tesla Rival Lucid Motors CEO Peter Rawlinson Interview on Musk, Supply Chain - Bloomberg Lucid Motors Inc., the Saudi-backed electric-vehicle startup waiting to go public via a blank-check company, is facing supply chain disruptions and delays amid a global chip shortage that’s impacting its path to production.The Newark, California-based company is looking at alternative semiconductors and evaluating if those chips can work in Lucid’s existing systems, Chief Executive Officer Peter Rawlinson ...
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#Oman orders speedier job creation amid protests over unemployment | Reuters

Oman orders speedier job creation amid protests over unemployment | Reuters Groups of Omanis demanding jobs held fresh protests on Tuesday, activists said, in the biggest challenge yet to the Gulf state’s new ruler, who ordered the government to accelerate plans to create thousands of jobs.Social media postings showed a group of protesters holding a sit-in under a bridge in the northern city of Sohar, where protests have taken place for three consecutive days. Other protests were reported in s...
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Outback camel trek: one woman’s 5,000km journey across Australia

After working with camels for five years, 32-year-old Sophie Matterson decided to embark on an epic trek across Australia, with nothing but the animals she had come to love for company. She trained five of them to carry her provisions before beginning a 5,000km coast-to-coast walk from Australia’s western-most point in Shark Bay, Western Australia, to the eastern-most point in Byron Bay, New South Wales Continue reading...
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Oil edges up as rising demand offsets #Iran supply worries | Reuters

Oil edges up as rising demand offsets Iran supply worries | Reuters Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday as rising demand from the approach of the Northern Hemisphere’s summer driving season and lifting of coronavirus restrictions offset worries that Iran’s possible return to the market will cause supplies to jump.After gaining over 5% in the prior two sessions, Brent futures rose 16 cents, or 0.2%, to $68.62 a barrel by 12:18 p.m. EDT (1618 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude r...
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Benefits of Switching from a Generic Accounting Platform to an Industry-Specific Financial Software | By Jack Fritsche

Accounting software is commonplace in every industry, but one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to finding the right package for your business. While accounting software like QuickBooks can handle general bookkeeping and daily expense tracking, they lack the specialized tools needed to drive financial performance. For the hospitality industry, customized data analytics are essential in understanding and reacting to the ever-changing market to boost bottom lines and improve operational ef...
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#AbuDhabi sells $2 billion in bonds despite oil rebound | Reuters

Abu Dhabi sells $2 billion in bonds despite oil rebound | Reuters Abu Dhabi sold $2 billion in seven-year bonds on Tuesday in its first foray into the international debt markets this year, raising cash for state coffers despite a recent rebound in oil prices.The oil-rich emirate sold the bonds at 45 basis points (bps) over U.S. Treasuries. That was tightened from initial guidance of 70-75 bps over Treasuries after the debt sale received over $6.9 billion in orders.The United Arab Emirates, whe...
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MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi leads major Gulf markets higher; Egypt slides | Reuters

Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Tuesday, with the Saudi index leading the way, while broad-based losses pulled Egyptian shares lower amid media reports the country's National Bank is set to raise $1 billion to refinance debt.Egypt's blue-chip index (.EGX30) declined 2.1%. Most of the stocks on the index were in negative territory, including Commercial International Bank (COMI.CA), which dropped 2%.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) finished 1.3% higher, buoyed by a 1.8% ri...
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#AbuDhabi judge rules in favour of #Dubai Islamic Bank in NMC case | Reuters

Abu Dhabi judge rules in favour of Dubai Islamic Bank in NMC case | Reuters A judge in Abu Dhabi ruled in favour of Dubai Islamic Bank and against the administrators of NMC, in a case that could complicate the private healthcare firm's multi-billion-dollar debt restructuring.NMC ran into trouble last year after the disclosure of more than $4 billion in hidden debt and its UAE operating businesses were placed into administration in the courts of Abu Dhabi's international financial centre ADGM.D...
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#Saudi Jeddah Port Eyes Overseas Deals After Wealth Fund Backing - Bloomberg

Saudi Jeddah Port Eyes Overseas Deals After Wealth Fund Backing - Bloomberg The operator of Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Gateway Terminal is looking to invest in ports in Africa and the Middle East, following backing from the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund.The RSGT plans to invest in at least three international ports in the next five years, with each investment totaling as much as $500 million, port chief Jens Floe said. It’s also aiming to spend up to $1.7 billion developing its main port in Jedd...
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Spotii management to stay on after purchase by Zip | Reuters

Spotii management to stay on after purchase by Zip | Reuters United Arab Emirates-based digital buy now, pay later (BNPL) firm Spotii said on Tuesday its management would stay on to lead the company's expansion after it was acquired by Australia's Zip.Zip, Australia's second biggest BNPL firm, said on Monday it had bought the shares in Spotii it did not already own for $16 million. It later said it would rebrand Spotii as Zip.Spotii Chief Operating Officer Ziyaad Ahmed said the day-to-day mana...
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SiteMinder Helps Fuel edyn’s European Expansion, Connects To The Hospitality Group’s Extended-stay Platform

The edyn Group, one of Europe’s pioneering providers of lifestyle aparthotels and serviced apartments under the Locke and SACO brands, has partnered with SiteMinder, the world’s largest open hotel commerce platform, to help fuel its pan-European growth plans. A leader in extended-stay and transient living for more than 20 years, edyn is capitalizing on the grown number of travelers seeking flexible living spaces.
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what i'm reading: true story by kate reed petty

Kate Reed Petty's True Story is one of the most impressive debut novels you'll ever read. It is both a riveting page-turner and a narrative puzzle, twisting and turning in on itself, leaving the reader reeling and uncertain. This book is very smart and very compelling. It is also very difficult to write about without spoiling! But don't worry, I hate when reviewers reveal too much, and always do my utmost to avoid that.Begin with an incident. A sexual assault. Think , who was assaulted by Brock...
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Viking: Three More Summer 2021 Med Cruises

Viking: Three More Summer 2021 Med Cruises Viking rolls out three more summer 2021 Med cruises. And this is in addition to four recently released summer 2021 ocean cruises and a reopening of summer 2021 river cruises with 5 itineraries. Let’s take a peek at Viking’s recent announcement: New Viking 2021 Summer Ocean Cruises Los Angeles (May 24, 2021) – Viking® ( ) announced today that it will expand its presence in the Mediterranean this summer, adding a third ship to sail round...
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Selects Duetto As Preferred Revenue Technology Partner

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) named Duetto, the hospitality industry’s leading cloud-based revenue strategy platform, as a preferred partner for revenue solutions for Curator’s independent hotel members. The partnership agreement enables hotels in the Collection to contract with Duetto at preferred terms for its GameChanger application for pricing optimization, ScoreBoard for intelligent reporting, and BlockBuster for optimizing contracted business segments.
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#AbuDhabi's ADIA buys minority stake in healthcare IT group Dedalus | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's ADIA buys minority stake in healthcare IT group Dedalus | Reuters The private equity arm of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) said on Tuesday it had bought a significant minority stake in healthcare software provider Dedalus Holding from private equity firm Ardian.Florence-based Dedalus provides healthcare information and clinical and administrative software to hospitals, clinics and laboratories, in more than 40 countries.Ardian will remain Dedalus' majority shareholder.AD...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Halepuna Waikiki Hotel Selects Agilysys IG OnDemand For Contactless Food & Beverage Ordering & Payment Self-Service

ALPHARETTA, GA. — May 25, 2021 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS), a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, today announced that Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani has expanded its existing relationship with Agilysys with the addition of its modern cloud-native SaaS food and beverage ordering solution, IG OnDemand.
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The Biggest Trends For Summer 2021, According To New Report

Today we announced 100+ upgrades across our entire service to meet a new era in travel. Many of these upgrades were inspired by the Airbnb Report on Travel & Living–a comprehensive analysis of Airbnb booking data and consumer research–revealing how guests are going from traveling at all the same times to all the same places, to living anywhere at any time, for however long. Below are some of the key trends we found around who’s traveling, where they’re going and for how long this summer.
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UNWTO Gives Voice To The Initiatives Of The Private Sector At FITUR 2021

UNWTO Affiliate Members from the tourism sector, including private entities, associations and tourism boards across the world, have presented their initiatives and projects on tourism recovery at the ‘’UNWTO Affiliate Members Corner’’, held on 21 May at FITUR 2021, the International Tourism Fair Trade in Madrid (Spain). The forum, organized by the UNWTO Affiliate Members Department, provided a professional space for the UNWTO Affiliate Membership to showcase their projects at this importa...
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WTTC Says ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ Could Unlock The Door To International Travel

Virginia Messina, Senior Vice President WTTC said: “WTTC welcomes the agreement reached on the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which has now been given the green light by all member states. This new certificate could be the key to unlocking international travel and save thousands of businesses and millions of jobs across Europe and beyond.
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