Hawaii governor defends most restrictive COVID regulations in the nation, gas tops $4 a gallon, firearms bills signed into law, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kilauea volcano ©2021 All Hawaii NewsGov. David Ige defends most restrictive COVID regulations in U.S. Gov. David Ige on Thursday defended Hawaii’s COVID-19 rules, the most restrictive in the nation, saying that the Delta variant continues to spread among those who are not vaccinated and that he worries about a repeat of a Fourth of July 2020 spike in COVID-19 cases. Star-Advertiser. Big Island Now. Hawaii News Now. Hawaiʻi Gas Prices Climb Over $4 Per Gallon Heading into July 4th Holida...
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Dinner with Mo & Mo

Last night we went to dinner at our friend's home. We hadn't seen Mo and Mo since last year -you know how Covid makes us recalculate dates since that whole year seems to have vanished? Mo (my friend who makes pottery and lives ten minutes away) had covid she was in bed for months and only recently has started to feel better but her sense of smell and taste have not come back. Though that doesn't stop her from pumping out delicious dishes. Everything she served was homegrown, homemade, and to...
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Celebrating Freedom: More People Getting Out Of Town For 4th of July Weekend

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OPEC+ to resume oil policy talks on Monday after #UAE roadblock | Reuters

OPEC+ to resume oil policy talks on Monday after UAE roadblock | Reuters OPEC+ will resume talks on Monday after failing to reach a deal on oil output policy for a second day running on Friday because the United Arab Emirates blocked some aspects of the pact.The standoff could delay plans to pump more oil through to the end of the year to cool oil prices that have soared to 2-1/2 year highs.Without a deal, the OPEC+ alliance could keep tighter restraints on output with oil prices now trading a...
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Why the World Can’t Afford an Oil War - Bloomberg

Why the World Can’t Afford an Oil War - Bloomberg It wouldn’t be an oil meeting without brinkmanship, but the stakes are high for the world economy as OPEC+ ministers resume talks today on an output agreement. Until a last-minute objection by the United Arab Emirates, the oil cartel and its allies thought they had a deal to boost monthly supplies by 400,000 barrels a day between August and December to ease crude prices amid a revival in global demand.As Salma El Wardany, Grant Smith, Dina Khre...
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Big Sam Young's Meal Kit Delivery

Sam Young is an ex Merivale chef turned private chef who was one of the first chefs to pivot to home delivery last year during the COVID-19 lockdown. This year as soon as the lockdown was announced he already had an offering. Sam's choices change weekly and currently he has a truffle pasta for when you want to spoil yourself a little (and who doesn't need that every now and again?).
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Oil steady, traders on sidelines as OPEC+ talks drag on | Reuters

Oil steady, traders on sidelines as OPEC+ talks drag on | Reuters Oil prices steadied on Friday after OPEC+ ministers resumed talks on raising oil output the day after the United Arab Emirates blocked a deal, which could delay plans to pump more oil through the end of the year.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies, known as OPEC+, are meeting again after UAE opposed the proposals, saying it wanted its quota to be higher, sources said. The long rally in prices could b...
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‘It makes me sick’: families of Australians stranded overseas devastated after arrivals cap slashed

Father of three-year-old citizen stuck overseas says the move wouldn’t be necessary if the vaccine rollout had been better handledThe families of Australians stranded overseas have criticised a national cabinet decision to halve the incoming arrivals cap, likely for the rest of the year, saying it is cruel and wouldn’t have been necessary if the vaccine rollout had been better handled.The prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced on Friday that the federal, state and territory governments had ag...
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Lots Of Travelers Expected This Fourth Of July

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2 Days in New Orleans: Best Things to See and Do

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Batgirl's New Threads Are All About Function, Style, and Kicking Ass

Over the course of DC’s upcoming Fear State event, present-day Gotham City will increasingly begin to look like its Future State incarnation as the Scarecrow ushers in a new era of terror with the widespread use of his fear toxins. As Gotham plunges into chaos that brings the entire Bat Family to the front lines,…
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Airline traffic finally topped pre-pandemic levels going into one of the busiest travel weekends yet

AAA estimates that 47.7 million Americans will travel for the July Fourth weekend. Thomas Pallini/Insider AAA estimates that 47.7 million Americans are expected to travel this holiday weekend. The number of people traveling on airplanes has increased 164% compared to last year. Hotel and car rental prices have increased as more people are gearing up to travel. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 2 million people passed through TSA checkpoints on Thursday, nearly tr...
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US Hoteliers Hopeful Despite Slowing Vaccination Rates

Top U.S. officials had openly professed hopes the upcoming Fourth of July weekend would mark a return to normal for the country, with a target of at least 70% of adults having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by that point.
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Controlling Telecommunication Costs | By Robert Mandelbaum & Michael Kane

Although telecommunications costs account for a small percentage of expenses, data during 2015 through 2019 revealed a significant upward trend in telecom related expenditures. To achieve more efficient hotel operations and survive the changing landscape, hotel owners and operators are finding new ways to control telecommunications expenses.
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Larger Hotels Continue To Weigh Down US Hotel Recovery

Any hotelier will agree the hotel industry is a street-corner business, and the pace of the U.S. hotel industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has similarly followed that adage.
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#AbuDhabi's stock market continues bull run

Abu Dhabi's stock market continues bull run The Abu Dhabi Securities Market index closed the week up 4.9 per cent on Thursday, taking its gains since the start of the year to 36.75 per cent. Over the past year, the bourse has soared 68 per cent.ADX now has a market capitalisation of Dh1.18 trillion ($321.6bn), with the most recent impetus coming from the listing of Alpha Dhabi, a broad investment group with 40,000 employees and revenue of Dh3.8bn.The company's shares and have gained 16.4 per...
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MGM Resorts to own CityCenter, buys partner #Dubai World's stake for over $2 bln | Reuters

MGM Resorts to own CityCenter, buys partner Dubai World's stake for over $2 bln | Reuters MGM Resorts (MGM.N) will buy the remaining 50% stake in its joint venture on the Las Vegas Strip from a unit of investment firm Dubai World for $2.12 billion, the U.S. casino operator said on Thursday.The venture, CityCenter Holdings, is an urban complex comprising Aria Resort and Casino and Vdara Hotel and Spa.After buying it from Infinity World Development Corp, MGM said it will sell the two properties ...
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#Qatar Investment Authority Holding in Credit Suisse to Rebound - Bloomberg

Qatar Investment Authority Holding in Credit Suisse to Rebound - Bloomberg The Qatar Investment Authority’s stake in Credit Suisse Group AG is set to rebound after it subscribed to two convertible bonds, taking its holding to over 6%Earlier this week, the Gulf nation cut its existing holding of 133 million shares to about 128 million shares or 4.8% of Credit Suisse. However, subscription to notes that convert to shares in November grants rights to another 1.168% stake, or an approximate 31 mil...
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#Kuwait’s Life-After-Oil Fund Swells to a Record $700 Billion - Bloomberg

Kuwait’s Life-After-Oil Fund Swells to a Record $700 Billion - Bloomberg Kuwait is making strides in an effort to invest its way out of dependency on oil money.The Future Generations Fund, a national savings pot designed to help the country prepare for life after oil, has risen to about $700 billion, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Its assets were valued at about $670 billion at the close of the last fiscal year on March 31, the person said, asking not to be named discussin...
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Insider Life: Great Jones mutiny - $600 million superyacht - The ultrawealthy's trophy trees

Happy Friday, everyone! As you're gearing up for the July 4th holiday, take some time to relax with some of our best weekend reads from the intersection of real estate, style, food, and more. Today we're going over the drama at Instagram's trendiest cookware brand, showing you the world's largest superyacht, and introducing you to a woman who brings "trophy trees" to the rich and famous.Let's dive in.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. For more of our newsletters, sig...
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The Excellence Collection Resumes Operations Of Its Properties In Mexico, The Dominican Republic And Jamaica

The Excellence Collection announces all its properties are now open following temporary closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Excellence Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has opened its doors and officially brings the brand to a full operation of its hotels and resorts.
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IBTM Wired Day Four Wrap Up: Re-Imagining The Future Events Experience

Wrapping up the keynote speaker slots for IBTM Wired was Stephen Attenborough, Commercial Director, Virgin Galactic, who inspired us all to reach for the stars – literally - and dream big with a discussion about the very real possibility of sending people into space on Virgin Galactic’s commercial spacecraft.
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Report: 21 Of Top 25 U.S. Hotel Markets In Depression Or Recession

Despite an uptick in leisure travel, a new report released by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows that the road to recovery for the hotel industry is long with 21 of the top 25 U.S. hotel markets remaining in a depression or recession. The new data shows urban hotels are still in a “depression” cycle while the overall U.S. hotel industry remains in a “recession.” Urban markets, which rely heavily on business from events and group meetings, continue to face a severe finan...
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Beonprice & Juyo Analytics announce partnership to provide world class analytics and Business Intelligence to customers

Beonprice, the global leader of revenue optimization based on artificial intelligence to maximise hotel revenues, has signed a strategic agreement with Juyo Analytics, the most advanced hotel analytics and data visualization platform in the market, to provide its customers with a more strategic view of their business.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Happy Independence Weekend!

Mahalo to Teresa Wood from North Carolina for sharing this patriotic pic for Aloha Friday Photos! Teresa took this photo while while taking a Maita’i Catamaran sunset cruise from Waikiki Beach. What a neat scene with the flag, ocean and Diamond Head. Have a great Aloha Friday and Independence Day Weekend! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Happy Independence Weekend! appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Covid: entry rules for UK travellers to holiday hotspots across Europe

What travel restrictions apply for Malta, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Tunisia and Turkey?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMost of the UK’s favourite European summer destinations remain out of bounds under the British government’s Covid traffic light travel system. Here is a rundown of the entry rules from both sides for some familiar holiday hotspots. Continue reading...
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Pandemic Impact Severe On Moroccan’s Hotel Industry | By Rachel Mammen

Morocco is located in North Africa, a lot of its country depends on tourism, and it is the second or third largest industry in Morocco. There are 585 hotel properties in Morocco participating in the Smith Travel Research (STR) data. Oriental Bay Beach Golf & Spa Resort Saidia is the largest hotel in Morocco with 614 rooms followed by Mogador Palace Agdal Marrakech with 610 rooms. Majority of the Moroccan hotels are upscale class, at 34.36%, followed by 17.09% economy class as shown in the...
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Hilton Named One Of Sri Lanka’s Best Workplaces

Today, global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® announced Hilton’s placement on this year’s Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka list. This is the second time that Hilton has been named one of Sri Lanka’s Best Workplaces.
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The Conspiracy Behind the Iconic Statue, the Venus de Milo

The Venus de Milo is one of art’s most widely recognized female forms. The Mona Lisa may be the first stop on many Louvre visitors’ agendas, but Venus, by virtue of being unclothed, sculptural, and prominently displayed, lends herself beautifully to all manner of souvenirs, both respectful and profane. Delacroix, Magritte, Dali, and The Simpsons have all paid tribute, ensuring her continued renown. Renoir is that rare bird who was impervious to her 6’7” charms, describing her a...
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PredictHQ Presentation - Demand Intelligence for a Dynamic World

Smarter demand forecasting needs external data to learn and adapt. Whatever forecasting platform you’re using, you can integrate PredictHQ's API to discover the anomalies impacting your demand. Our systems aggregate and verify millions of demand causal factors and ranks them by predicted impact so your team can make better decisions faster. Our demand intelligence is used by some of the smartest companies globally including Uber,, Amazon Alexa, Accenture, Domino’s, and many mo...
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