Grand jury declines to indict police in 16-year-old's shooting death, teachers ratify contract, hot housing market squeezing out renters, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii mai tai on the rocks ©2021 All Hawaii NewsSurvey says Hawaii residents among the least likely to switch to alcohol-free drinks. 3,000 drinkers were surveyed across the country and it revealed that just 58% of people in Hawai'i would be willing to switch to a non-alcoholic drink -- for at least a month. KITV4.Gov. David Ige continues to restrict the release of public records, citing the ongoing pandemic. The state’s public records law continues to be partially suspended under Gov. ...
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More Garden

More photos from a beautiful day inthe Tuleries Garden. A sculpture celebrating the author of Puss in Boots, Charles Perrault. I think this is the only cedar tree in the garden. The iris was just starting to bloom. The morning sun tipped the iris in silver. Great color but the tulips were finished.
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Expat Guide to Moving to Dubai from UK

Dubai is an attractive relocation spot for British citizens. Every year, hundreds of British expats move to Dubai from UK for better prospects and financial gains. With over 200,000 new resident arrivals each year, Dubai continues to attract more expatriates. Affordable accommodations, high salaries, employee-friendly taxes are only some of the reasons why more people […] The post Expat Guide to Moving to Dubai from UK appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Travel Reopening Update: June 2021

Travel Reopening Update: June 2021 Here is your travel reopening update for June 2021. Travel’s Back Baby! European countries are reopening at a rapid pace. And while there are parts of the world still shut off to U.S. travelers (Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, for example), Mexico, Italy, France, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, Spain, Portugal, and quite a number of other countries have rolled out the welcome mat. And according to this from Wednesday, President Biden and British Prime Minist...
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A Tokyo elevator girl from the past

This photograph was taken in early 2012 which was a time of experimentation of sorts, as after switching to a Leica, I was thoroughly enjoying the relatively unobtrusive nature of a compact camera system. It was also a time when elevator girls were a regular sight in Tokyo, and elevator girl was the actual job title. It still is in fact, as while considerably less common these days, the role persists — a sign in some respects of Japan’s slow progress when it comes to gender equality. Of course t...
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Action! Hawaii film and television production thrives

 Hawaii’s film and television industry hummed along quietly during the worst of the pandemic. The pandemic slowed productions, but it did not stop them altogether. Funded by big “Hollywood money”, productions were able to maintain rigorous testing and distancing practices. The cameras kept rolling. No one seemed to notice because most of us were self-isolating […] The post Action! Hawaii film and television production thrives appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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The question of informed consent in the disability sector in Australia

Publishing this email received which contains information that could be helpful to some people. I’ve not had time to thoroughly understand the ethical issues raised here, but I believe that we need a genuine approach to informed consent in all cases. Dear xxx MP, As my local member of parliament, I write to you to […]
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10 tropical hotels on Key West you'll want to book for a relaxing island escape

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Tripadvisor The southernmost U.S. island, Key West offers a tropical climate, lush gardens, and warm ocean water. Nicknamed the Conch Republic, Key West has distinct hotels, from colorful inns to expansive resorts. The best time to visit Key West is in summer and early fall when prices are low, beginning at $140. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Sometimes weird, often wacky, but always wonderful, Ke...
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FINNISH Rosolli Beetroot Salad!

This wonderful Finnish Rosolli salad is a staple at Christmas time. It's one of my favourite ways to eat beetroot and is simplicity itself! It's made of cubes of beetroot, carrot, potato and apple with onion. The dressing is a simple sour cream one but I put a teeny little spin on it. If you love beetroot, this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Ashir Azeem (a Canadian of Pakistani origin) is fighting for citizen sovereignty

Msg received: Ashir Azeem is a Canadian of Pakistani origin. He served as a customs officer in Pakistan, got fed up of the system and migrated to Canada where he now works as a truck driver. He makes youtube videos in Urdu that get thousands of views, which shows many people want to improve their […]
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BofA’s Yazhari: #Saudi British Bank Has Strong Growth Trajectory - Bloomberg video

BofA’s Yazhari: Saudi British Bank Has Strong Growth Trajectory - Bloomberg Hootan Yazhari, head of MENA & global frontier markets equity research at Bank of America Securities discusses his investment outlook for Saudi and Qatari banking shares. He speaks with Manus Cranny and Yousef Gamal El-Din on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#Saudi Aramco Is Said to Hire Morgan Stanley for Gas Pipeline Deal - Bloomberg

Aramco Is Said to Hire Morgan Stanley for Gas Pipeline Deal - Bloomberg Saudi Aramco has hired Morgan Stanley as the lead adviser to review a potential multibillion-dollar stake sale in its natural gas pipeline network, people familiar with the matter said.The state-owned energy producer is making early preparations for the sale, according to the people, who asked not to to be identified because the information is private. The company hasn’t yet started a formal process and could add more bank...
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Oil hits two-year highs on rising demand expectations | Reuters

Oil hits two-year highs on rising demand expectations | Reuters Oil prices edged up to their highest in over two years in volatile trade on Thursday, on optimism for strong economic demand after new U.S. unemployment claims fell to their lowest since the country’s first wave of COVID-19 last year.The market shook off a brief plunge after media reports suggested the United States lifted sanctions on Iranian oil officials.The U.S. Treasury later said it had removed sanctions on three former Iran...
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MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rise as oil rebounds; Egypt bucks trend | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Most Gulf markets rise as oil rebounds; Egypt bucks trend | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Thursday, supported by a rebound in oil prices, but the Egyptian index bucked the trend to close lower.Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were up 18 cents, or 0.25%, at $72.40 a barrel by 1024 GMT, holding just shy of a high not seen since May 2019.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) edged up 0.1%, extending gains for the fourth consecutive session, with Al Rajhi...
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ALICE Launches New eBook as Resource to Hotels with Lean Staff

ALICE, the hospitality industry’s leading operations technology company, has launched a new eBook for hoteliers: The A Team: A look at how ALICE’s Success Team Advocates, Accelerates, Augments, and Amplifies with Amazing Advice and Acumen.
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#Israel's valued at nearly $7.6 bln in Nasdaq debut | Reuters

Israel's valued at nearly $7.6 bln in Nasdaq debut | Reuters Shares of Ltd (MNDY.O) jumped nearly 12% in their Nasdaq debut on Thursday, giving the Israeli work management company a market capitalization of about $7.6 billion.The company's shares opened at $173.15, compared with their initial public offering (IPO) price of $155 per share.Tel Aviv-based sold 3.7 million shares in its IPO, raising about $574 million.Launched in 2014, the company operates a cloud-...
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Despite uncertainties, OPEC sticks to forecast of oil demand surge in second half | Reuters

Despite uncertainties, OPEC sticks to forecast of oil demand surge in second half | Reuters OPEC stuck to its prediction of a strong world oil demand recovery in 2021 led by the United States and China despite uncertainties stemming from the pandemic, pointing to a need for more oil from the producer group.In a monthly report on Thursday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries said demand would rise by 6.6% or 5.95 million barrels per day (bpd) this year. The forecast was unchan...
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New Ship: American Countess

? New Ship: American Countess In March of 2021, our friends at the American Queen Steamboat Company christened their newest ship, the American Countess. Interestingly, the ship was built using the existing hull of the Kanesville Queen, a former gaming vessel built in 1995. The American Countess was cut in two as part of her planned lengthening, with the addition of a 60-foot mid-body section. Before we get started, you should know that the American Queen Steamboat Company is on the list o...
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HVS Market Pulse – South Dallas, Texas | By Kathleen Donahue & Niraj Bhavsar

The industrial sector is a key player within southern Dallas County and northern Ellis County, which are part of the Best Southwest Partnership. A vast network of roads in the greater Metroplex provide direct access to other parts of the region and country. South Dallas is home to the International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD), an intermodal and logistics district that encompasses 7,500 acres and five municipalities. This area hosts over 17,000 workers, and major manufacturing tenants in...
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‘The city is buzzing again’: Marseille reduces curfew hours after winter lockdown

In a Mediterranean city where summer is lived outdoors, residents delight in revelling in the streets once moreIn a city as boisterous as Marseille, a summer curfew can be considered something of an affront. Summer is when the Marseillais live outdoors. From May to September, a post-work apéro can easily stretch well into the night. And at the weekend anything goes. As the days became sunnier, France’s second city began to chafe under an early evening curfew that had been in place since October....
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The hotel Biden and G7 leaders are meeting in is the worst in the area, TripAdvisor said. Recent building work has enraged guests and environmentalists.

The beach in front of the five-star Carbis Bay Hotel which is set to be the main venue for the upcoming G7 summit. Carbis Bay/Getty Images Tripadvisor reviewers are unhappy with the hotel that G7 leaders are using for their summit. They complained about building work, which has been controversial locally. A leading hotel reviewer questioned the choice, saying it would likely never be included in his guide. See more stories on Insider's business page. The five-star hotel hosting the me...
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Consolidation In Business Travel Could Become A Necessity Amid A 63% Fall Of Trips In 2020, Says GlobalData

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the business travel industry. The international sector was by far the worst affected, facing a 75% drop in total trips. Domestic business tourism also suffered, dropping by 56% (63% decrease overall in 2020). As a result, the global business travel industry has lost billions in client revenue, creating an overcrowded marketplace among business travel agencies. To survive the pandemic, some firms will need to consider mergers and acquis...
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The Westin Anaheim Resort Marks Grand Opening with InvoTech Systems

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 10th, 2021 -- InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its Uniform System at The Westin Anaheim Resort. InvoTech Systems is the leading provider of advanced Linen Management, Laundry and Uniform Systems that integrate the latest RFID technology to increase profitability for hotels, resorts, casino operators, sports arenas, convention centers and theme parks. The InvoTech System installed at The Westin Anaheim Resort manages the Uniform inventory ...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: holidays in the time of covid: let your library help (yes, that's how long it's been)

Oh dear, I'm way behind on posting the biweekly columns I write for the local free newspaper. I don't imagine wmtc readers need to read these, but I like to preserve them on this blog.To avoid a barrage, I'll post a few columns each week until I'm caught up.* * * *Holidays in the Time of Covid – Let Your Library Help“Give Library” is back! The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) stocking stuffer for you. They’re good for everyone on your list, they look great -- and best of all, they’re fre...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: happy new year and happy book lists

Happy New Year and Happy Book Lists2020 was such a difficult year. Most of us were not sorry to see it go! Your library is here for you, dreaming of a time when we can open our doors wide and welcome everyone back inside.Do you ever wonder what to read next?Do you ever want to learn about a specific topic but you don’t know where to start?Librarians have lots of tips and tricks to help you find what you’re looking for. For my next few columns, I’ll be sharing lists of books on various topics and...
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 5 June

U.S. weekly hotel performance remained relatively flat from the previous week but still reached pandemic-era highs, according to STR‘s latest data through 5 June.
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RMS Releases 2021 State Of The Industry Report

RMS North America, a leading provider of cloud-based reservation and property management systems to the hospitality industry, released its 2021 State of the Industry Report. The report offers actionable insights on what travelers are looking for and how hospitality businesses can adapt to meet new consumer expectations.
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Kipsu and Quore Announce Integration

Kipsu, the leading guest engagement platform in the hospitality industry, and Quore, the leading provider of workflow management and productivity tools for hotels, are excited to announce their new alliance and integration that will allow teams to streamline communication between front- and back-of-house operations.
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TMC Hospitality Caters To Social Group Travel Through Its Two Boutique Brands

After helping his company launch a venture capital fund in 2015 and recognizing a trend in social group travel, TMC Hospitality CEO and Founder Philip Bates launched two boutique brands to cater to that segment.
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The Chain: SLS Hotels & Residences

SLS is the home of unique experiences coupled with a playful ambiance. Culinary artistry, theatrical interiors, subversive design touches and unexpected indulgences are at the heart of every SLS property. Collaborations with leading developers, architects, designers and chefs allow SLS to continue anticipating, innovating and shaping the future of luxury lifestyle living.
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