Worn Smooth

Certainly, a person wore this since their baptism Because the medal has been worn  smooth on both sides.   Imagine the prayers that brought confidence because who would wear a religious medal all their life if they didn’t have a knowing in faith?   Blog  reader Ellen has this psalm on her FB « … why would I fear the future for I am being  pursued only by your goodness  and unfailing love. » psalm 23:6  ---- The newer translation sparks the psalm anew. Maybe if I mediate that I am being pursu...
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Hawaii opens its gates to travelers, Health Department whistleblower sues state, Kauai water rights case heads to Supreme Court, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Safe Travels Special Projects Administrator Sherilyn Kajiwara Fully Vaccinated US Travelers Can Bypass Quarantine, Testing Requirements. Fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and its territories can bypass quarantine and COVID-19 testing if they possess one of three federally recognized vaccination documents. Hawaii Public Radio. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Tribune-Herald. State leaders question need to market Hawaii as vaccination exemption adds to a travel surge. The leaders of the state...
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Unplug, Unwind and Reconnect at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, North Georgia

We enjoyed a lovely three day stay! Drive up the entrance road. Hand over your bags to the bellman. Check in. Let the outside world disappear. There is no need for it at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. This 503-acre property has everything you can possibly want for a relaxing mountain getaway, far from the chaos of your everyday life. Brasstown Valley Resort opens the door for you to unplug and reconnect to those you love most. What Yo...
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Regent Seven Seas World Cruise 2024

? Regent Seven Seas World Cruise 2024 On July 14, 2021, Regent Seven Seas Cruises will open the booking window for its 2024 World Cruise. The cruise will be roundtrip from Miami on January 6, 2024, and will feature: 132 nights on the Seven Seas Mariner 2 Canal Crossings 3 Oceans Cruised 4 Continents 12 Overnight Stays 15 Seas, Straits, Gulfs, Bays & Channels Cruised 31 Countries 61 UNESCO World Heritage Sites 66 Ports of Call 442 Free Unlimited Shore Excursions Complimentary First Class Ai...
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Bounty Toasted Muesli

Make your breakfasts totally delicious with this Bounty aka Chocolate and Coconut toasted muesli. Making muesli is one of the easiest things ever and you can control the amount of sugar and oil that goes into it - plus you can control the amount of the good stuff like nuts, coconut and chocolate!
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Tombstone Lakes Hike & Camping Trip in Kananaskis

Alberta’s Kananaskis Country offers an incredible diversity of hiking experiences that are almost on par with what you’ll find in the Rocky Mountain national parks – specifically Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay. Many  of the trails are busier than they used to be – probably because so many people have discovered the joys of hiking thanks to COVID. But you can still lose the masses if you choose a hike that’s a little longer. The Tombstone Lakes hike in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park is j...
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Mont Saint Michel

We were very close to Mont Saint Michel and had to make another visit. We went very early and escaped a large crowd but were in time to see the garbage men who were required to use tractor like vehicles to remove garbage on the narrow streets. Here it was in the distance, over 1000 years old. A partial reflection. It is surrounded by water at high tide. As you can see, the tide was out. The entrance. Joan of Arc. The beautiful cloister. A view of the water...
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Why the OPEC+ Crisis Has Sparked an Oil Price Frenzy: QuickTake - Bloomberg

Why the OPEC+ Crisis Has Sparked an Oil Price Frenzy: QuickTake - Bloomberg A year after rescuing the global oil industry from the ravages of the pandemic, the OPEC+ alliance has been thrown again into disarray. The group of crude producers has split at its core, after a bitter feud flared up between long-standing allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over how quotas should be calculated. Prices have swung as their standoff threatens to deprive markets of the supplies needed to feed...
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Mubadala's Yahsat garners strong demand at middle of IPO price range-sources | Reuters

Mubadala's Yahsat garners strong demand at middle of IPO price range-sources | Reuters State investor Mubadala's satellite company Yahsat has garnered strong demand for its initial public offering at the middle of an indicative price range, three sources familiar with the deal said.A final decision on the IPO price is likely to be taken by Mubadala late on Thursday, they said.Al Yah Satellite Communications Co (Yahsat) had set an indicative price range of 2.55-3.05 dirhams a share.If the IPO i...
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Oil prices rise after big draw in U.S. crude, gasoline stocks | Reuters

Oil prices rise after big draw in U.S. crude, gasoline stocks | Reuters Oil prices rose on Thursday, rebounding from early losses after U.S. government data showed a much bigger drop than expected in crude and gasoline inventories.Still, Brent prices remained about $3 a barrel below Monday’s close, as traders remained worried that global crude supplies might swell following the collapse that day of negotiations between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies including ...
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#Saudi's AHAB nears end of years long debt dispute | Reuters

Saudi's AHAB nears end of years long debt dispute | Reuters After more than 12 years of back and forth between the Algosaibi family’s conglomerate AHAB and its creditors, one of Saudi Arabia's largest debt disputes is set to finally reach a resolution.A debt restructuring proposal was submitted to the Dammam commercial court this week after approval from a creditor committee, Simon Charlton, chief restructuring officer and acting chief executive of AHAB told Reuters on Thursday.The proposal wo...
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IMF sees #Saudi growth at 2.4% this year with non-oil sector leading rebound | Reuters

IMF sees Saudi growth at 2.4% this year with non-oil sector leading rebound | Reuters The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday Saudi Arabia's economy is recovering well from the COVID-19 pandemic and the fund expected the non-oil economy to grow by 4.3% this year, with overall GDP growth seen at 2.4%.Real oil GDP is expected to shrink by 0.4%, the IMF said in a statement, as production is assumed to stay in line with an agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Coun...
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Viking Cruises: Bermuda Escape

? Viking Cruises: Bermuda Escape Viking Cruises’ Bermuda Escape is the perfect 2021 getaway for a close-to-home adventure. When Viking first offered this cruise, I poo-pooed it in my mind as you were required to stay in the Viking bubble on and off of the ship. BUT, that has changed, and guests are now allowed to explore the island on their own freely. AND, as I explored the day-by-day itinerary, I told Carol, “we should go on this cruise.” It’s easy to get to. It’s a stone’s throw away f...
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#Dubai developer Emaar Properties expects buyout of retail arm by year-end | Property – Gulf News

Dubai developer Emaar Properties expects buyout of retail arm by year-end | Property – Gulf News Emaar Properties expects to complete the planned merger with its retail arm Emaar Malls by year-end, adding that progress is being made to get the regulatory clearance from the UAE’s Securities & Commodities Authority.It was in March this year that the Dubai master-developer confirmed such a plan of action, which would give it considerably more clout in leveraging the potential of Emaar Malls in a ...
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Adia acquires stake in southeast Asia-focused EdgePoint Infrastructure

Adia acquires stake in southeast Asia-focused EdgePoint Infrastructure A wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia), one of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, acquired a significant minority stake in digital infrastructure platform EdgePoint Infrastructure, committing to invest up to $500 million in the company.EdgePoint is focused on developing, acquiring and operating telecommunication towers, distributed antenna systems and adjacent infrastructure in southeast...
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The Deschutes River and Drake Park in Bend, OR: Gorgeous!

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WTTC Responds To The Newest Announcement From The UK Government

Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President, said: "Holidaymakers and the Travel & Tourism sector will breathe a sigh of relief now that quarantine-free holidays have been given the green light by the government for those that have been fully jabbed. “While it’s a step in the right direction, there is still a long way to go before holidays become truly affordable - and accessible. The requirement for PCR tests to return from amber list countries will remain, pricing out many hard-working...
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The Italian Landmarks You Need to See At Least Once

Oh, Italy, you unfair beauty, you. It's hard to know where to start but here we will introduce you to the best Italian landmarks. The places you simply have to see. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
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Hawaii travel news: US vaccine exception starts today + Win a trip to Hawaii Food & Wine Festival + More!

* Starting today, July 8th, travelers who have been fully vaccinated in the U.S. may bypass both Hawaii’s COVID quarantine and pre-travel testing requirements. Per, “Beginning July 8, any traveler who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States or U.S. Territories will be eligible for the quarantine exception. This means two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of Johnson and Johnson plus 15 days after the last dose.” Additionally, traveler...
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America's Great Restaurant Rebound | By Rodney Clough

The pandemic has hit America’s food and beverage industry hard, with restaurants and cafes bearing the full brunt of social gathering restrictions. Many were forced to offer takeaway only during the lockdowns. When they reopened, they had to adhere to capacity restrictions. While some were able to endure the difficult period by securing funds through the Paycheck Protection Program, other establishments were not so lucky and closed permanently. It is clear, however, that Americans are eag...
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‘Falcon’s Beyond Global’ Launches As Fully Integrated Development Enterprise For IP-driven Parks, Resorts, Media, & Merchandise

New enterprise brings proprietary ‘Katmandu’ and partner IPs to global markets through theme parks, resorts, feature films, episodic series, consumer products, and beyond.
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It's the summer of multiple short getaways - Allianz Poll

Americans are increasingly looking to take more, but shorter, vacations this summer, according to travel insurance company Allianz Partners.
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Hoteliers Update Food-Handling Policies As Groups Return

Hoteliers had to change how they served food to guests during the pandemic, but as the recovery nears, they must again adapt what food and beverages they serve and how they serve them when large groups and events business return.
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Two Dozen Industry Groups Release Blueprint To Reopen International Travel

A coalition of 24 trade organizations representing a large and diverse swath of the U.S. economy is renewing urgent calls to lift restrictions on international visitation to the United States, and on Wednesday released a policy blueprint for reopening borders safely.
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US Gouvernment To Make Restarting Business Travel a ‘Top Priority’

Restarting business and international travel was a “top priority” of the Biden administration, according to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo. Speaking on a virtual forum conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association, Raimondo said the department would soon announce a package of $750 million in aid to the US travel and tourism industries.
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Nashville Rental Performance Swiftly Approaching Normal

As the unofficial bachelorette party capital of the U.S., home to several professional sports teams and uncontested home of country music, Nashville accommodations operators enjoyed spectacular performance in the lead-up to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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IMF’s Technical Help in #Oman Will Unlikely Result in Aid Package - Bloomberg

IMF’s Technical Help in Oman Will Unlikely Result in Aid Package - Bloomberg The International Monetary Fund’s technical assistance for Oman doesn’t come with conditions and isn’t going to lead to any financial assistance, its mission chief to the Gulf country said.“The medium-term fiscal plan is not a plan with the IMF, it is the authorities’ own plan,” Daniel Kanda told Bloomberg in an interview late Wednesday. “It was pretty much completed by the time we got into the picture, it’s not somet...
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3 Trends Shaping The Future Of Travel

Given the vastly differing circumstances between continents, it is clear that recovery of travel will be varied and fragmented.
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