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Federal judge requires pandemic protocols in Hawaii prisons and jails, Jill Biden to visit the state, conservation and Hawaiian groups sue over aquarium collecting rule, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hilo jail  ©2021 All Hawaii NewsFederal Judge Rules Prison System Has Failed To Protect Inmates From COVID-19. Prison officials must immediately provide sanitary living conditions and take appropriate measures to protect inmates. Civil Beat.Jill Biden to hold events in Hawaii, bookending trip to Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. Biden is expected to hold official events in Alaska and Hawaii on the way to and from Japan. Associated Press. Hawaii News Now. KITV4. Federal legislation seeks t...
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Maunakea Visitor Information Station reopens

The Maunakea Visitor Information Station (VIS) will reopen to the public on Thursday, July 15. The announcement comes more than a year after it was closed for safety concerns due to the global COVID pandemic. It is a weighty decision, one that arrives as terrific news for many residents and visitors, and as a crushing […] The post Maunakea Visitor Information Station reopens appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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Gigi Foster’s Voices against lockdowns – (7) 14 July 2021

Continuing from the sixth report: === Dear all, The New South Wales leadership announced today a further two-week extension of the lockdown instituted several weeks ago, plunging us even deeper into this self-inflicted dystopian nightmare.  Other Australian states too have called snap lockdowns over the past month, at times with no or precious few covid […]
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#UAE Closes In on Oil Output Deal to Resolve Standoff With OPEC+ - Bloomberg

UAE Closes In on Oil Output Deal to Resolve Standoff With OPEC+ - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates has made significant progress in resolving its standoff with OPEC+, nearing a compromise that could give the country a more generous output limit next year and allow the whole group to pump more oil in the coming months.The talks, involving the UAE and Saudi Arabia, are still ongoing and any deal would need the support of other OPEC+ nations, according to delegates familiar with the discussions...
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Franklin Templeton's Eid on Tight Spreads in Fixed Income Markets - Bloomberg video

Sharif Eid, portfolio manager, Global Sukuk and MENA fixed income at Franklin Templeton discusses Saudi Arabia's surplus oil revenue and the impact of higher oil prices on sovereign debt. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din and Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Heavenly Reyna Releasing New Single - "Exit" July 21st!

Heavenly Reyna Releasing New Single - "Exit" July 21st! Pop Prodigy Heavenly Reyna is releasing the piano-driven     Pop prodigy Heavenly Reyna is releasing the piano-driven acoustic version of her much anticipated upcoming single "Exit" on July 21st and pre-sales are open now on Spotify and all music outlets. She is also releasing a beautiful, touching acoustic Youtube video with it!   Heavenly has been going viral on Twitch with over 2 million channel views and with global audience of 3...
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Franca Boulangerie Bake Sale

Set your alarms Dear Reader! Franca’s lockdown Boulangerie bake sale is on to help get us through Sydney's 2021 lockdown. But you'll have to get in early to join the queue to nab one of their fantastic pastries or sandwiches!
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What Hoteliers Can Learn from the Biggest Global Ransomware Attack on Record | By Jeff Venza

Sometimes, the biggest threats in life are the ones that we cannot see – especially in a primarily digital world that offers frequent opportunities for anonymity across virtual channels and data-driven infrastructure. The technological ecosystems we’ve come to rely on both personally and professionally provide a wealth of convenience and personalization, but with great power comes great responsibility. With sophisticated technology comes sophisticated attacks.
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Armenian state fund and Air Arabia to launch Armenian low cost airline | Reuters

Armenian state fund and Air Arabia to launch Armenian low cost airline | Reuters The Armenian National Interests Fund and Middle East budget carrier Air Arabia (AIRA.DU) said on Wednesday they planned to launch a new budget airline with Armenian capital Yerevan as its base.The new carrier will operate as a joint venture between the pair, they said in a statement, adopting the low-cost model operated by Air Arabia."We see tremendous potential for Armenia in building its airline sector, which wi...
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Mashreq reports Dh85 million net profit for first half of 2021 | Banking – Gulf News

Mashreq reports Dh85 million net profit for first half of 2021 | Banking – Gulf News Mashreq, one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, Wednesday reported Dh85 million net profit for the first half (H1) of 2021 compared to Dh535 million reported in the same period last year.The bank’s operating income increased by 1.4 per cent over the previous year to Dh2.9 billion due to improvements in fees and commission.Mashreq’s non-interest income to operating income ratio improved to 49.8 ...
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#Dubai bank's win in #AbuDhabi court to remain legal headache for NMC | Reuters

Dubai bank's win in Abu Dhabi court to remain legal headache for NMC | Reuters An Abu Dhabi judge referred to arbitration a dispute between NMC and Dubai Islamic Bank and ordered the firm to pay most of the legal costs incurred by the lender, in a case that impacts creditor recoveries in NMC’s multi-billion restructuring.NMC, the largest private healthcare provider in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ran into trouble last year after the disclosure of more than $4 billion in hidden debt.Its UAE ...
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“Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius

We live in the best time in all history. Note that it is not the best possible time in all of history — only that it’s the best time ever but better times are yet to be. You could have… Continue reading →
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Oil Drops as U.S. Fuel Stocks Grow and OPEC+ Nears Deal - Bloomberg

Oil Drops as U.S. Fuel Stocks Grow and OPEC+ Nears Deal - Bloomberg PRICES: West Texas Intermediate crude for June delivery lost $2.12 to settle at $73.13 a barrel in New YorkBrent for July settlement fell $1.73 to settle at $74.76 a barrel [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Jarir Sees 'Much Stronger Profit' in 3Q - Bloomberg video

Jarir Sees 'Much Stronger Profit' in 3Q - Bloomberg   Muhammad Al-Agil, Chairman, Jarir Marketing discusses the company's latest half-year earnings as the Saudi retailer missed profit estimates. He speaks with Yousef Gamal El-Din and Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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A Tour of The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort on the Beach

While there are quite a few resorts north of Puerto Vallarta that have "Punta de Mita" in their name, only two of them are actually inside the manned gates of the upscale Punta Mita development of hundreds of prime acres. It's where some of Mexico's most exclusive villas are located and where you can play two of the best golf courses on the Pacific Coast outside of Baja. One of the two luxury hotels you can stay in there is The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. The Four Seasons opened at the very e...
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Reykjavik cheap eats: Save on restaurants, cafes and bars

Eating out in Iceland is not usually a budget option, except for take-out foods like hot dogs, burgers, and fish & chips. For those of us who would like to eat well and affordably, here are some ways to save on food in Reykjavik. Note: This article is part of our budget travel guide to Iceland. Supermarkets The Icelandic supermarket will be your best friend if you really want to keep your food costs down. Bonus is a discount chain that can feed you for just a few dollars a day, and there is on...
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Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana Opens with Staff of 1,200 and InvoTech Systems for Reliable RFID Uniform Management

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 14th, 2021 -- InvoTech Systems Inc. announced the recent implementation of its Uniform System at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana. 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 Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana manages the Un...
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Hawaii travel news: July 14, 2021

– Please don’t make the news for what these folks did for disturbing endangered Hawaiian Monk Seals. These seals don’t come to the shoreline to be petted or for selfies. They come there to rest! If you are lucky enough to see a monk seal in Hawaii, please keep a distance of at least 50 feet or 16 meters. (Read our article about these seals here.) – A lot of people must be “missing the boat” to the USS Arizona Memorial. We’ve seen repeated messages from Pearl Harbor National Memorial social medi...
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How To Say Yes – Every Time | By Shep Hyken

How do you say Yes to every customer request? Is it possible? Is this customer service utopia? My friend Christine Trippi wrote a book titled Yes Is the Answer. And Cameron Mitchell, about whom I’ve written before, wrote a book with a similar title, Yes is the Answer. What is the Question?
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Alice Joins Alpine Investors' Asg Family

NEW YORK, NY & WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - July 14, 2021 – ASG, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors that buys, builds and operates vertical SaaS companies, today announced that it has acquired hotel operations management platform ALICE from Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) in a carve-out transaction.
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MIDEAST STOCKS #AbuDhabi leads Gulf higher as Yahsat makes strong market debut | Reuters

Most major Gulf markets closed higher on Wednesday with Abu Dhabi stocks leading gains, as Mubadala-backed satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) listed after a $730 million initial public offering (IPO).Abu Dhab's index (.ADI) closed 0.5% higher boosted by a 1.9% rise in International Holding Company (IHC.AD).Shares of Yahsat surged as much as 12.7% in the first day of trading before closing at 2.80 dirhams ($0.7624) per share, 1.8% above its IPO price of 2.75 dirhams. ...
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Balearic Islands to be added to England’s Covid amber list

Change means some people will have to quarantine when arriving in England from Monday, as red and green lists also updatedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Spanish Balearic Islands will be added to England’s travel amber list from next Monday, meaning some passengers arriving from the popular set of holiday destinations will have to quarantine for up to 10 days.The update to the government’s traffic light system that grades countries according to their Covid case, v...
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#UAE News: #Dubai Regulator Hits Ex-Abraaj Finance Chief With Record Fine - Bloomberg

UAE News: Dubai Regulator Hits Ex-Abraaj Finance Chief With Record Fine - Bloomberg The former finance chief of the now-defunct Abraaj Group said he was aware of the fraud that led to the private equity firm’s 2019 collapse but was too afraid to speak out, according to the Dubai financial regulator.Ashish Dave was handed a $1.7 million fine by the Dubai Financial Services Authority on Wednesday for his involvement in the scandal, the largest-ever penalty imposed on any individual in the emirat...
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#UAE says agreement with OPEC+ on oil supply deal not yet reached | Reuters

UAE says agreement with OPEC+ on oil supply deal not yet reached | Reuters The United Arab Emirates' energy minister said in a statement on Wednesday that an agreement had not been reached yet with OPEC+ regarding its position on an extension of an oil supply deal."Deliberations and consultations between concerned parties are ongoing," the statement said.Earlier on Wednesday, Reuters reported that the UAE and Saudi Arabia reached an compromise giving Abu Dhabi a new production baseline to allo...
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Norwegian cruise company sues Florida over ban on Covid vaccine passports

• State law forbids asking passengers to prove their vaccine status• Lawsuit is ‘last resort’ as company considers leaving FloridaA Norwegian cruise ship company has filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida surgeon general, over a state law that prohibits companies from asking or requiring customers and employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Related: As Covid cases rise in Florida, Governor DeSantis digs at Fauci with merchandise Continue reading...
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Grupo Xcaret In Mexico, Tourism As A Partner To Sustainable Development

Extension of the collaboration between UNWTO and the Grupo Xcaret has coincided with the opening of the new Hotal Xcaret Arte, an important investment that reveals the confidence of the Grupo Xcaret in the sustainable recovery of tourism. It is also taking shape in the context of the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development declared by the United Nations.
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CWT Exceeds 2020 Messaging Program Goals

CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announced it has reached a milestone in its messaging solution service, with over 750 corporations in more than 110 countries now actively using the service. After an initial launch with 25 clients in late 2019, CWT saw 300 clients adopt the service across 2020 (a 50% increase on CWT’s own program goals set for that year) with a further 425 additional clients signed-up to and actively using messaging as ...
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Four Seasons Invites Travellers To Reconnect With The World: From Wanderlust To Wandermust

After a year of lockdowns and restrictions, it's clear that travel is more than just a 'nice to have'; it's an essential part of life for many. Now, as vacations and getaways become less of a dream and more of a possibility, travellers can finally shift from wanderlust – the longing to travel – to wandermust, the insatiable need to travel.
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Airbnb Recognized As A Disability Equality Index® Best Place To Work For Disability Inclusion

We are proud to share that Airbnb received a 100 percent score on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI) and is being recognized as a DEI Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.
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