At Home Video : An Amazing Revolution, part 2 (the 2000s and beyond)

Whether modular or single units, television monitors are now available in unimaginably huge sizes and with stunningly bright clear resolution. This is the second part of our article on the amazing evolution of at-home movie watching.  It actually starts in the very late 1990s, with the introduction of new higher-resolution digital televisions, and continues on to the present day and the likely future.  Our first part, which covers the period through the DVD era, can be seen here. Home Video ...
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Discover Greece’s best-kept-secret spots by yacht charter

While the Greek Islands are one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations, it’s still possible to find secluded islands where time seems to have stood still. Several can be found in the Cyclades and the Ionian groups of islands, as we’ll discover below. Which are some of the quietest places to enjoy in Greece? Perfect for discovering by private yacht charter, Greece still has many unspoilt islands that retain a timeless charm that will make for a magical vacation you’ll never forget. ...
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Textile Thoughts

  Love when I see someone's handiwork, handiwork from many years ago going strong. Who nowadays if they found a hole in something would discard it? Maybe give it to recycling or a second-hand shop... When I do that is allows me to feel good about it, giving it away for all the wrong reasons, it is too old, I don't like it, or use it, or it has a hole, I can afford to buy another one... but really should I do this and feel okay about it? I am guilty of this and yet here I am admiring antique pi...
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Senate panel rejects Gluck for appellate judge, 370-acre Maui solar project advances, Kauai prosecutor stepping down, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Daniel Gluck at Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Senate Committee Rejects Dan Gluck’s Nomination To Appeals Court. For members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the vote on Gluck wasn’t just a vote for a single judicial candidate. Fair or not, his nomination has become a symbol of deeply rooted issues in Hawaii, specifically race and gender diversity. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Hawaii News Now. KITV4. Hawaii businesses in ‘wait-and-see’ mode on vaccine mandates. While a few have ...
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Should we worry about Klaus Schwab?

A lot of people are very angry about WEF founder Klaus Schwab. I’ve tended to ignore the WEF as just another think tank. But it is a mystery why it is so popular with big businesses and politicians. I’m noting down here something entirely unverified by me. I hope by publishing this I’ll be pointed […]
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French Twist

1996 Memory Sacha (five years old) and I are at the hair salon I am looking at a magazine. Sacha is checking out his surroundings. The women waiting, are admiring his curls and English vocabulary. "Mommy do you know how to say, "haircut" in French?" Sacha has something up his sleeve, I can tell by that twinkle of mischief in his eye.   "Oh no, I don't!" I pretend. "Do you want me to tell you how to say, haircut?" "Yes, Sacha that would be helpful please tell me."  He le...
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friends and family reunion road trip: a story about the digital divide

I separated out this story, because I didn't want to give the impression that it ruined our day -- and because I wanted to properly explicate it. The events were of minor consequence to us personally, but of major importance in the world at large. We hit a technology snag, and it was a perfect example of how the digital world -- and the absence of paper, analog options -- frustrates and excludes people. It was the kind of thing I see happen in the library all the time. This is about access, a...
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friends and family reunion road trip: day six: san francisco

Ah, San Francisco, how I love you. I love the energy of this city, its unique beauty, its mosaic of people and cultures and vibes. Just being here today was so fun and energizing. We had a late start and a frustrating morning (more on that later), but eventually had the dogs in daycare and ourselves on a BART train. It's an easy trip in, around 25 minutes. We bought Clipper cards, good for all transit in the region, which, if you can do it, is super convenient. We walked a bit downtown, heading ...
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A tiny and incredibly urban Japanese garden

When space is at a premium, and greenery is just as sparse, it’s sometimes a case of simply making the most of what little you’ve got.
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West Waterford members buy club at auction for €1.25m

West Waterford members celebrate Seamus Power’s win in the 2097 Irish Youths at his home club. Picture: Pat Cashman Photography West Waterford members have averted the sale of their club by purchasing it at an online auction for a fee believed to be €1.25 million.The 28-year-old club was in danger of being sold by the receiver to a third party and ret...
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Oil settles up, Brent tops $76 as U.S. supplies tighten more | Reuters

Oil settles up, Brent tops $76 as U.S. supplies tighten more | Reuters Oil prices rose on Thursday, with global benchmark Brent topping $76 a barrel, as supplies in the United States tightened further after shrinking to the smallest levels since January 2020.Brent crude oil futures settled up $1.31 a barrel, or 1.75% at $76.05 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures settled up $1.23, or 1.7% at $73.62 a barrel.Data from information provider Genscape indicated that the in...
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Lockdowns – Part 2

In the previous post on lockdowns (July 25th), I made the ethical/moral argument against lockdowns. In this part, I make the economic argument against lockdowns. The economy is a complex set of interlocking activities undertaken by an arbitrarily large collection… Continue reading →
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DELICIOUS Hot & Cold Tuna Chilli Dip

This hot and cold tuna dip is ridiculously tasty and easy to make. Tinned tuna is the base of this creamy, delicious dip. It can be served hot so that you get gooey cheese strings or it can be served cold. If you love tuna this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Heather Mountain Lodge BC – The Summer Experience

If you’ve driven the Trans-Canada Highway between Golden and Revelstoke, British Columbia then you’ve passed Heather Mountain Lodge & Cabins – but perhaps unknowingly. I know I’ve seen a sign pointing to heli-skiing in the winter but not once on the multiple times I’ve driven the Trans-Canada, did I clue into the fact that there was a beautiful lodge, just off the highway. But there is, and though it does cater to the heli-skier in winter, it’s a destination lodge come summer and fall, especiall...
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15 of the best hotels in Texas, from old school luxury in San Antonio to Wild West vibes in Fort Worth

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Every room at Rancho Pillow is vibrant, colorful, and wholly unique. Rancho Pillow Texas is a big state with cosmopolitan cities, cowboy culture, and white-sand beaches. Major cities and towns have great hotels, from luxurious splurges to quirky, affordable properties. We compiled the best hotels across Texas in places like Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Marfa. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky They...
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Top 20 most beautiful places to visit in Cuba 

I will never forget my visit to Cuba, the magic of the place still lingers with me; the beautiful juxtaposition of old and new in the city’s, the stunning natural beauty and the breathtaking beaches and an extraordinary spirit like no other place on earth, are all unforgettable. Here are 20 of the best and...
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12 Best Things to do in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Renowned for both its cowboy culture and Old West look and feel, Cheyenne is the capital and largest city of Wyoming. Set in the southeast of the state, just a stone’s throw from Colorado, it has a wealth of great things for you to see and do with many of its attractions relating to eithe
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Top 15 most beautiful beaches in Barbados

The famously beautiful Caribbean island is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, from idyllic white sandy bays to intriguing coves. Here are the best and most beautiful beaches to explore in Barbados… Bottom Bay – one of the most famously beautiful beaches to explore in Barbados This semi-private beach is...
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I decided to have a look at the art in the Orangerie, known for the water lily paintings by Monet. They were having an exhibit of Magritte and his influence from Monet. To tell the truth I misread who was showing there and thought it was Matisse whom I like much better. Magritte was a surrealist doing the sort of artwork Dali did, a little strange to my untrained eyes, but interesting. I recognised this one. It was painted as WWII ended and he got to leave the South of France and return t...
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Essex Hotel Management Adds Courtyard By Marriott Rochester Downtown To Growing Hotel Portfolio

Essex Hotel Management, LLC, has added Courtyard by Marriott Rochester Downtown, which first opened its doors in June 2021, to its growing portfolio of hotels.
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HSMAI Perspective: Helping Students Help You | By Robert Gilbert

A few months ago, I offered a cautionary outlook for the hospitality talent pipeline as the industry moves through recovery, noting that “hotel companies may not be sufficiently staffed with sales, marketing, and revenue professionals at the property and above-property levels to meet the return — now or in the years ahead.” That was based on insights we collected during a series of academic forums for hospitality deans, directors, and faculty that the HSMAI Foundation hosted this past spr...
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NYSTIA And Airbnb Partner To Help Guests Roam The Empire State

The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA) and Airbnb announced today the launch of a new partnership to promote travel within the Empire State, with a focus on local attractions, unique stays and experiences in seven New York State counties, highlighting the best each has to offer guests.
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SHR Expands Google Connectivity to Drive Direct Traffic Through Free Booking Links

SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources, a leading provider of technology that helps hotels execute their best revenue generation strategies, has teamed up with Google to provide its clients with the search giant’s newest product, Free Booking Links. Free Booking Links appear organically in Google search results when users search for hotels and can be used to drive traffic directly to the hotel, avoiding costly OTA commissions.
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Optii Solutions accelerates European expansion in housekeeping operations with integration of Mews

Optii Solutions, the leading optimization technology for hotel teams, has announced its partnership with Mews, the leading cloud-based property management system, with European property Ülemiste City Residences.
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Current Covid Hysteria

“Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages.” That’s a truth that Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) — the great English poet, playwright,… Continue reading →
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NH Hotel Group Reports A Turnaround In Results For The First Time Since The Start Of The Pandemic, Enabling No Operating Cash Drain In July

The gradual recovery since May, more dynamic in southern Europe, coupled with cost control, drove an improvement in EBITDA in both the second quarter and first semester of 2021.
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Supporting The Local Community And Protecting The Children: The Focus Of RIU’s Social Responsibility Work During The COVID Era

The RIU chain is presenting its new Sustainability Report for 2020 — a year marked by the challenges facing the tourism sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in which it strengthened CSR with 30 social and environmental actions worldwide to support the local community and protect children, that directly or indirectly benefited 13.644 people.
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New York and Boston are finally getting a seaplane link with 75 minute flights and fares starting at $395 one way - and it may give Acela a run for its money

A Cessna Caravan seaplane in Boston Harbor. Tailwind Air Tailwind Air is launching seaplane service between New York City and Boston starting August 3. Flights are only 75 minutes long and flyers can show up as late as 10 minutes before departure. Fares start at $395 and as many as four daily flights will be offered starting August 21. See more stories on Insider's business page. New Yorkers and Bostonians will have yet another link as an airline is finally launching seaplane flights...
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 24 July

U.S. weekly hotel occupancy reached its highest level since October 2019, while room rates hit an all-time high, according to STR‘s latest data through 24 July.
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