My Cousin Julie

  Ah, my cousin Christine, Julie’s sister sent me this photo today. When Yann and I were newlyweds living in Paris, Julie came to visit. She would come visit us many many times as the years came and went.   Julie and I were 30 years old.    In this trip visiting us we went through Paris’ famous underground illegally, climbing on telephone wires with rubber boats we bought in Bon Marche for 150 Francs. It was probably the most daring, outrageous, thrilling experience I had ever had. An eye open...
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New open work permit available for recent permanent residency applicants

  From:   Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada News release July 15, 2021—Ottawa— The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced today that, beginning July 26, 2021, individuals who have applied for the recently opened pathway to permanent residence will be eligible for an open work permit while awaiting the results of their application.The pathway to permanent residence was opened to international students who graduated from a C...
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Vicky Cayetano weighs gubernatorial bid, Hawaii prices climb, Ige speaks out against harassing monk seals, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Vicky Cayetano PC:Hawaii News Now from videoFormer Hawaii first lady Vicky Cayetano weighs bid for governor. Former Hawaii first lady Vicky Cayetano is considering a run for governor next year to bring a “fresh perspective” to the position. Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now. Civil Beat.Hawaii residents feel the burden of rising prices as pent-up demand drives up costs. The latest local data from May showed inflation in Honolulu at a rate of 3.8%. Hawaii News Now.Other States Have Tough Po...
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Passport Backlog: Stressed Travelers Worry They’ll Miss Trips

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DELICIOUS Apricot Jam Slice

This layered apricot jam slice is the perfect afternoon sweet. With a bottom layer of vanilla cookie and coconut, then a layer of apricot jam (or your favourite jam) and then a streusel topping and flaked almonds it's sticky, buttery and sweet. The perfect slice!
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Canada cuts its ban on cruises short, plans to welcome back cruise ships Nov. 1

Canada's cruise ban will end Nov. 1 as the outlook of the COVID-19 pandemic "continues to improve."        [Author: USA TODAY]
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July 14

July 14th, or the Fête Nationale, is celebrated in France and is called Bastille Day by nonFrench as it celebrates the beginning of the Revolution when the Bastille was captured in 1789. It is celebrated each year by a big military parade and fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. I’ve seen the parade several times but wanted to get a good photo as the jets releasing gas in the colors of the French flag went over head so I went to the Louvre Museum to stand behind the pyramid in the courtyard which line...
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On Monopoly

“I am confused about the correctness of government interference to break monopolies. Sometimes I think this is good. I do believe that a free market without competition is terrible. But if the government starts deciding what a “monopoly” is and… Continue reading →
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Oil prices sink again, as investors look out for more supply | Reuters

Oil prices sink again, as investors look out for more supply | Reuters Oil prices fell by more than $1 a barrel on Thursday on expectations of more crude hitting the market after a compromise deal between leading OPEC producers and a surprisingly poor weekly reading on U.S. fuel demand.Brent crude settled at $73.47 a barrel, dropping $1.29, or 1.7%. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude settled at $71.65 a barrel, down $1.48, or 2.2%.The slide continued Wednesday’s losses, after Reuters rep...
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Delta Air Lines refuses to use the name of the delta COVID-19 variant: 'We just call it the variant'

Delta Air Lines is lamenting the unfortunate naming of a new COVID-19 variant. VanderWolf Images / and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Delta Air Lines does not use the name of the new COVID-19 variant named "delta" by the World Health Organization. CEO Ed Bastian told the Wall Street Journal "we just call it the variant." The Greek alphabet is used when naming variants to discourage stigmatization based on their country of origin. See more stories on Insider&#...
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OPEC Sees Gradual Recovery in Demand for Its Oil Into Next Year - Bloomberg

OPEC Sees Gradual Recovery in Demand for Its Oil Into Next Year - Bloomberg OPEC forecast a gradual recovery in demand for its crude this year and next, as the group closes in on a deal to revive the production still shuttered since the pandemic.The need for supplies from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will continue to climb, remaining well above the group’s current output and exceeding pre-virus levels by the second half of 2022. But it will go through a lull in the first q...
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Putting Money Where One’s Mouth is

In a comment addressed to Prabhudesai, Engr. Ravi wrote, “Food has already become the first limit that we have hit, so be careful about what you bet your money on.” Advising care in placing bets is excellent advice which ought… Continue reading →
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Quick Study: An International Reckoning of Economic Losses from COVID-19 to the Arts

For this episode of the NEA podcast Quick Study, I discuss UNESCO’s report, Cultural and Creative Industries in the Face of COVID-19: An Economic Impact Outlook. The full report is available here. A transcript of the podcast is at the NEA’s website. Click here for the most recent episode of Quick Study.
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WTTC Release Key Guidelines For Travel & Tourism Businesses To Advance The Prevention Of Illegal Wildlife Trade

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has released major new guidelines outlining how the global Travel & Tourism sector can work together to tackle illegal wildlife trade (IWT).
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Publication Of First International Standard On Accessible Tourism For All, Led By UNWTO, Fundación ONCE And UNE

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the world’s first standard on accessible tourism, ISO 21902 Tourism and related services – Accessible tourism for all – Requirements and recommendations. This is an international standard offering guidelines to ensure access and enjoyment of tourism for all on an equal basis.
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MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi index gains on petrochemicals boost; other major markets ease | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi index gains on petrochemicals boost; other major markets ease | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Thursday, weighed by financial shares, while the Saudi index was lifted by shares of petrochemical companies.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) finished 0.2% higher, with Sahara International Petrochemical Company (2310.SE) rising over 3% and Saudi Basic Industries (2010.SE) gaining 0.7%.Goldman Sachs expects an oil supply agreement between Sa...
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Clearwater is frequently named one of the best beaches in America - here are 9 of the best hotels to enjoy its white sands and calm waters

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. This hotel is designed so that every room has a waterfront view. Clearwater Beach is one of Florida's top destinations for white-sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Summer can be humid and rainy, but it's also a good time to find hotels at lower rates. We rounded up the best Clearwater hotels, from Tampa Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Living on Florid...
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 10 July

U.S. hotel occupancy improved week over week, while average daily rate (ADR) was the highest on record, according to STR‘s latest data through 10 July.
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Relaunch Of GBTA Certificate In Corporate Travel Execution (CCTE)

TheGlobal Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking and advocacy for the industry – today announces the relaunch of the GBTA certificate in corporate travel execution (CCTE), in partnership with Cornell University Executive Education and the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business’s School of Hotel Administration, a global leader in hospitality business education.
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hihotels Signed and/or Activated Six Properties in Q2

(ATLANTA, July 15, 2021) – hihotels by Hospitality International, a recognized leader in franchising of conversion and new build hotels for economy lodging, is pleased to report that the company signed and/or activated six properties into the system during the second quarter of 2021.
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Costing The Earth: The Lifestyle Changes Our Followers Are Willing To Make For Sustainability

We have had better times than the past 18 months. But there has perhaps been one silver lining. A ban on non-essential travel and lockdowns enabled us to witness - for the first time ever - what happens to our environment when normal life grinds to a halt. According to Global Carbon Project global greenhouse emissions dropped by 7% in 2020. In the first few months of 2020 it seemed that there were more blue skies in several regions, leading to a new phenomenon: ‘Blue Sky Thinking’, in whi...
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Agilysys Hosts Virtual Event To Unveil New And Modernized Products

ALPHARETTA, GA. — July 15, 2021 — Agilysys, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGYS a leading global provider of next-generation cloud-native SaaS and on-premise hospitality software solutions and services, today announced its upcoming Virtual Event: Agilysys - Next Generation Hospitality, to be held online from July 27-29, 2021.
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Partners With Paylocity To Provide Leading HR & Payroll Solutions

Announced today, Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) has selected Paylocity to offer easy-to-use, innovative workforce solutions to Curator member hotels.
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Radisson Hotel Group And Allego Partner To Develop Pan-European Charging Network For Electric Vehicles

Radisson Hotel Group (“Radisson”), one of the world's largest hotel groups with nine distinctive hotel brands and more than 1,500 hotels in operation and under development across 120 countries, and Allego, the leading pan-European provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, are proud to announce a strategic partnership to provide a Green Mobility network throughout Europe.
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Fitch Revises #SaudiArabia's Outlook to Stable; Affirms at 'A'

Fitch Revises Saudi Arabia's Outlook to Stable; Affirms at 'A' KEY RATING DRIVERSThe Outlook revision reflects prospects for a smaller deterioration in key sovereign balance-sheet metrics than at the time of the previous review, owing to significantly higher oil prices and continued government commitment to fiscal consolidation. We continue to forecast government debt/GDP to rise and sovereign net foreign assets (SNFA) to decline over the medium term, but these metrics will remain considera...
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The monetization of the legalization.

I'm reading a NYT article titled by the aptly named Julie Weed. (Excellent illustration by Russell Cobb, by the way.)The article begins:For Caitlyn Hunter’s 21st birthday trip to Las Vegas last month, her mother booked spots on a “Las Vegas Cannabis Tour,” a business started during the pandemic that guides tourists through marijuana dispensaries in that city. Ms. Hunter, of Houston, Texas, expected an educational afternoon where she, her mother and grandmother could smoke marijuana together, a...
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Oil Price Slides on #UAE-#Saudi Talks, U.S. Stockpile Gain - Bloomberg video

Oil Price Slides on UAE-Saudi Talks, U.S. Stockpile Gain - Bloomberg Oil losses extended on signs that the United Arab Emirates is nearing a deal on what could be a more generous output level, along with an unexpected expansion of U.S. stockpiles. Bloomberg’s Stephen Stapczynski reports. (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Russian healthcare provider EMC valued at $1.1 bln in IPO | Reuters

Russian healthcare provider EMC valued at $1.1 bln in IPO | Reuters Russian healthcare provider European Medical Centre (EMC), which was valued at $1.1 billion in its initial public offering (IPO) on Thursday, said it sees strong potential for growth as more wealthy Russians seek private healthcare.EMC has been offering healthcare through a network of medical centres in and around Moscow for over three decades and is the second private Russian healthcare provider to list shares after MD Medica...
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A Need For Nature

There’s no better time to recharge than when surrounded by awe-inspiring natural sights. With breathtaking white-sand beaches, towering mountain views, and subtle rolling hills covered in lush flora, these eight properties offer inspirational stays through intimate connections with their surrounding landscapes. Click here for the online version of A Need for Nature. 
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Azul Hospitality Adds Seaview Investor Hotels To Management Portfolio

Azul Hospitality Group, a premier hospitality company providing an innovative approach to maximizing performance, announced today that they have added all eight Seaview Investor hotels to their growing portfolio of managed assets.
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