Case not dismissed against 3 police officers charged with killing teen, Feds: prosecutor Kealoha spread cocaine on husband Honolulu police chief's desk, COVID cases continue climb, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Police Officer Zackary Ah Nee, front, followed by Officers Christopher Fredeluces and Geoffrey Thom enter Judge Domingo's courtroom after a short recess, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Honolulu. Pool photo by Cory Lum/Honolulu Civil Beat. Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against 3 Honolulu Police Department officers in fatal shooting of teen. An Oahu District Court judge Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss murder and attempted murder charges against three Honolulu police off...
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Thank you for your messages, your thoughtfulness, the steady encouragement. I appreciate you deeply.   My friend Pam wrote a simple line that had a good punch of truth to it:   "Not every day is going to be a 10."   It made me think how confusing it is when others say live every day as if it is your last. As if it has to be superbly perfect, overabundant, celebrated to the fullest with god knows what. I like the fact that every day might not be a 10, and that letting that truth be told and heari...
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What is Latvia famous for? Prepare To Be Surprised

Close Your Eyes and Think of Latvia If I asked you, without pause for a heartbeat, what first comes to mind when you think of travel to Latvia, I wonder what I’d hear. Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
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Australia races against time to avoid an 'in danger' rating at UNESCO vote

The Australian government and a United Nations body are facing off this week over whether the Great Barrier Reef is "in danger" of losing its "outstanding universal value."
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Tips for visiting the Oktoberfest in Munich

Do you like to drink beer with your friends at a nice party? Then you really should visit the Oktoberfest in Munich with your group of friends for a few days. This largest beer festival in the world is celebrated annually in Munich and should therefore certainly not be missed on the bucket list of your group of friends! At the Oktoberfest, beer is only served in one-litre mugs, all women wear dirndls and you can enjoy delicious local dishes on the party site. Convinced your friends with these e...
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Tacos Muchachos Pop Up, Surry Hills

Real Mexican food that tastes just like Mexico? That's the proposition at the new pop up takeaway Tacos Muchachos in Surry Hills. There are the internet's favourite darling: birria tacos that are crisp shelled tacos made with cheese and beef that comes with a consommé to dip it in. There's also some amazingly addictive nachos and meat stuffed burritos. Wash it down with a hibiscus aguafresca spiked with mezcal. And best of all they do takeaway and home delivery.
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Canada Reopens Borders to U.S. Travelers

Canada Reopens Borders to U.S. Travelers Oh, happy day!  Canada has reopened its borders to travelers from the U.S. And if you hurry and let us book something for you in the coming days, you can get there in time to see the fall colors! The border will open to U.S. travelers on August 9, 2021, to fully vaccinated travelers. Further, you must have a negative PCR test 72-hours before your visit, and you must not have any disease symptoms. Carol at the Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies. ...
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Radical Restoration of a Masseria In Pugila

In 2009 Martha and I were fortunate enough to meet Francesco Selvaggi, a wizard of the art of stained glass and a fine example of an ambassador for this territory. He owned a historic masseria in Puglia called Masseria Li Reni, and welcomed us into his studio there to do some video. I was honored. Francesco maintained a precious corner of the Salento. It brought joy to visitors. And that’s why I was stunned when I came across a link to Masseria Li Reni. It didn’t look much like I remembered; ...
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The 7 best compression socks of 2021 for runners, seniors, and anyone looking to improve circulation

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Compression socks help speed muscle recovery and potentially improve athletic performance. They also improve blood flow for venous or lymphatic issues for pregnant women or the elderly. Our top pick, CEP's Progressive+ Compression Socks, are incredibly comfortable and won't sag throughout the day. Compression socks are one of those garments that seem gimmicky but science actually backs up their biggest claimed benefit: Improving your circulation."Compr...
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HITEC Ready to Welcome the Hospitality Technology Industry to Dallas in September, Event Given the Okay to Proceed at 100 Percent Capacity

As the 2021 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) nears, the event is ramping up its program and getting ready to welcome back the industry after a year off from taking place in-person. Now producers Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is planning for increased capacity as it was just given word from the convention center that there will be no attendance limitations. In consideration of the ongoing pandemic, health safety guidelines and ...
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This vineyard suite is tucked into a Tuscan UNESCO world heritage site

Recently unveiled in the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Val d’Orcia, Italy, part of a UNESCO world heritage site, the first unit of a luxury vineyard suite project was recently unveiled to the public. Known as Casa Ojalá, the guest suite has a few whimsical features like retractable beds, hidden furnishings, a merry-go-round terrace, roof portholes and a series of pulleys, gears and ropes. With over $1 billion worth of development expected by 2025, the hotel will embrace the surrounding natur...
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Oil climbs over 4% despite rise in U.S. inventories | Reuters

Oil climbs over 4% despite rise in U.S. inventories | Reuters Oil prices rose more than 4% Wednesday, extending gains from the previous session as improved risk appetite provided support despite data showing an unexpected rise in U.S. oil inventories.Brent crude futures rose $2.88, or 4.2%, to settle at $72.23 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose $3.1, or 4.6%, to settle at $70.30 a barrel.Futures are rebounding after dropping around 7% on Monday, following a deal by...
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Everton’s Bramley Moore Stadium cited as reason Liverpool loses UNESCO status

Liverpool is a city that is rich in history, particularly along a waterfront that played a vital role during the 18th and 19th centuries but has now lost its status as a UNESCO World Heritage city on the back of progress through Everton and its Bramley Moore Stadium project. The city of Liverpool has lost its World Heritage status. — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 21, 2021 The stadium development project gained unanimous approval from the UK government back in March, with the 500...
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Liverpool’s loss raises questions on the future of our cherished sites

Analysis: removal of world heritage status is a humiliating moment for Britain and the UK governmentThe threat has loomed over Liverpool for almost a decade. With every new building, crane and construction site that appeared on its historic waterfront, there was a growing inevitability that the city would be stripped of its prized world heritage status.Many believe the final nail in the coffin was the approval of Everton FC’s new £500m stadium at Bramley Moore-Dock. The 53,000-capacity venue wil...
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Liverpool’s heritage is not under threat | Letter

Gavin Davenport, the chair of Merseyside Civic Society, responds to Unesco’s decision to strip the city of its world heritage statusRe the disappointing decision by Unesco to strip Liverpool of world heritage status (21 July), the value of Liverpool as a world heritage city goes far beyond the narrow encapsulation of the original citation. Heritage is about the life and utility of a historic city’s environment and must serve its citizenry. Having lived in Liverpool since before world heritage st...
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Should you add San Juan to your travel wish list?

Should you add San Juan to your travel wish list? Located on the north-eastern coast of Puerto Rico, San Juan is the capital and largest city on this fascinating Caribbean island. Given it’s prime location in the heart of the Caribbean, it’s no surprise that Puerto Rico is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean.  Aside from its beautiful sandy beaches and tropical climate, San Juan is a city rich with history and culture. San Juan a Latin American city with Spanish-b...
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Liverpool has been vandalising its waterfront for a decade – it’s shocking Unesco didn’t act sooner | Oliver Wainwright

Losing world heritage status has shone a light on the city’s redevelopment from maritime metropolis to pound-shop Shanghai, plagued by allegations of bribery and corruptionUnesco strips Liverpool of its world heritage status“A certificate on the wall” is how Liverpool’s former mayor Joe Anderson used to describe the city’s Unesco world heritage status. The unbridled contempt he showed for his own city’s architectural heritage has now come to its logical conclusion: the certificate has ended up i...
Tags: UK News, Culture, Architecture, Unesco, Art and design, Liverpool, United Nations, Shanghai, Joe Anderson, Oliver Wainwright

Evolution Hospitality Welcomes Antrim 1844 To Its Growing Portfolio

Evolution Hospitality, the lifestyle operating division of Aimbridge Hospitality, welcomed luxury boutique property Antrim 1844 to its growing portfolio beginning July 1st.
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How Labor Shortages and New Travel Trends are Shaping Hotel Operations | By Daniel O'Keefe

As global restrictions ease and hotels begin to reopen, the outlook for leisure travel is increasingly optimistic. With the global hotel industry recording a 60% increase in net reservations since the beginning of the year and 56% of consumers are expecting to travel for leisure in 2021, data suggests that traveler confidence is returning.
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CWT Enriches Customer Experience Through New Omni-Channel

CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces the launch of its global omni-channel customer experience (CX) platform. Enabling efficient information sharing across all customer channels and work streams, CWT travel counselor’s responsiveness is boosted via a 360° real-time customer view, including where they are in their trip, their travel policy and trip history, as well as their channel contacts - via a consumer-grade service screen.
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Phoenix Hospitality Group Awarded Management Of The William Hotel

Phoenix Hospitality Group is celebrating its most recent portfolio addition with the William Hotel in Boerne, TX. The luxury boutique property is located in the heart of Boerne at 170 S Main Street. It features 11 uniquely designed guestrooms with New Orleans-style balconies overlooking Main Street, as well as a communal hospitality room. 
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Hotel Operating Models Keep Building Inspections Front And Center

Routine building inspections, preventive maintenance and a good management team all contribute to keeping a hotel in good working condition.
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Oil extends gains despite rise in U.S. inventories | Reuters

Oil extends gains despite rise in U.S. inventories | Reuters Oil prices rose more than 3% Wednesday, extending gains from the previous session as improved risk appetite provided support despite data showing an unexpected rise in U.S. oil inventories last week and a weaker demand outlook due to rising COVID-19 infections.Brent crude futures had gained $2.13, or 3.1%, to $71.48 a barrel by 1403 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose by $2.27, or 3.4%, to $69.47 a barrel."Oil ...
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From stunning Malibu to iconic Santa Monica, here's where to find LA's best beach hotels

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor Los Angeles has some of the world's most beautiful coastline. Many hotels also front LA's stunning beachfront, from Malibu to Santa Monica and the South Bay. The best LA beach hotels start from $198 to $675 per night and come with pools and ocean views. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Sure, the Hollywood sign is one of Los Angeles' most famous landmarks, but there's perh...
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STR: U.S. Hotel Performance For June 2021

The U.S. hotel industry recorded its highest monthly occupancy and revenue per available room (RevPAR) since October 2019, according to June 2021 data from STR.
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How Technology is Helping Find and Retain Hotel Talent | By Andrada Paraschiv

Finding dedicated workers and retaining them once they are trained has always been a challenge for hospitality, but in the current economic and social climate there is no time to waste on retraining workers only to lose them in the short term. In a market where acquiring skilled workers is the greatest challenge, retaining them becomes imperative.
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International Travel Largely On Hold Despite Uptick In May

The biggest crisis in the history of tourism continues into a second year. Between January and May, international tourist arrivals were 85% below 2019 levels (or a 65% drop on 2020), UNWTO data shows. Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of COVID-19 variants and the continued imposition of restrictions are weighing on the recovery of international travel. Meanwhile, domestic tourism continues to rebound in many parts of the world.
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Rebel Hospitality Chooses Infor Hospitality To Deliver Great Guest Experiences

Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Rebel Hospitality, a rapidly-growing hospitality management company that specializes in independent and lifestyle hotel properties, has selected Infor Hospitality to provide hospitality management solutions for its growing property base. Specifically, by working with Infor, Rebel Hospitality has access to agile cloud-based tools that help it better serve guests and achieve competitive positioning in an evolving industry. Infor will p...
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Join tomorrow's Webinar: What's New In The Revenue Management Toolbox?

Based on the success of FunnelTV's Marketplace, Hospitality Net and funnelTV teamed up in 2021 to launch a bi-weekly series of live streaming events exclusively covering revenue management and digital marketing in hospitality. Started last April, The Revenuemanager events served as a platform for smart insights and transformative debate as we navigate a brand-new, re-invention environment for the global hotel industry.
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22 of the Best Scenic Drives in the USA

There’s no doubt that the best way to see America is on a road trip. Where the adventure lies not only in the destination, but on the road there with miles of eye-popping views and places to pull over to gawk, for a selfie, or a short hike. We’re excited to share with you what we feel to be some of the best scenic drives in the the USA. Independence Pass, Colorado In this post you’ll find spectacular scenic drives that hug the rugged coastline, take you deep within ancient forests,...
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