Mayors mull vaccination mandates for county employees, schools open to in-person learning, local celeb chef dies of COVID, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

COVID vaccination PC:Steven Cornfield via Unsplash All 4 Hawaii mayors are considering vaccine mandates for county workers. Potential policy changes would apply to nearly 13,000 workers statewide. Hawaii News Now.Health officials look to add contact tracers. After scaling back its contact tracing program at the start of the year, state health officials are increasing the number of staff used to track COVID-19 cases as the highly ­contagious delta variant causes cases to spike to the highe...
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Downtown Calgary on a summer day.©SueFrausePhoto Canada's WestJet Airlines begins service between Seattle and its main hub in Calgary, Alberta beginning November 4, 2021. This marks WestJet's first service to Seattle and will provide additional options to and from Alberta's largest city.  WestJet is a brand-new carrier to SEA Airport. "Whether you're traveling for business or taking a long awaited trip to the beautiful Canadian Rockies, West Jet is a valuable addition to passeng...
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Feel Your Feelings

Via Christine_More on instagram Feel your feelings My son-in-law asked me, "How are you feeling?" Without hesitation I gave the classic response, "I'm fine." He persisted, "No, really how are you?" and he paused to listen. I answered more truthfully. I knew he wanted to know how I was... how loving, how loved I felt.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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Burano Is a Neverland, Yet it Exists - Celebrating 30 Years of Martina Vidal Venezia

"Burano is a neverland, but it exists." From Semplice Determinazione by Andrea Bettini (Venice, Italy) On Friday evening, July 30, 2021, I was whisked across the waters of the Venice lagoon to Burano -- the island of colorful houses, fisherman and lace -- in a boat taxi provided by the atelier Martina Vidal Venezia. The occasion was the launch of a book entitled Simple Determination, celebrating the 30 years that the family lacemaking company has been in business.  "For visitors, the ...
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Top tips for entertaining yourself on a plane, train, or bus

There’s no denying that traveling brings with it a lot of perks. We get to know a new place, experience a new (and often altogether different) environment, and try out new experiences, new cuisine, and partake in a wholly new adventure. But if you’re traveling somewhere, the hardest part is often the journey itself and not the destination. Being on an airplane, train, or bus can drain our energy and leave us feeling completely bored. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are ways ...
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Krabi Town, Thailand – Like an Outdoor Art Gallery

Most people barely give Krabi Town a second glance. If they visit at all, they stay overnight on their way to Railay Beach, Koh Lanta, or the Phi Phi Islands. But during a recent visit to Railay Beach, I decided to stop over in the town of Krabi for three days and was pleasantly surprised ... Read more The post Krabi Town, Thailand – Like an Outdoor Art Gallery appeared first on Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel.
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Innisfree Hotels Chooses StayNTouch to Deliver Guest-Centric Mobile PMS Across 5 Independent Properties

Innisfree Hotels, an owner and operator of both full and focused service properties throughout the United States, selects StayNTouch, a global leader in guest-centric technology and mobile hotel property management systems (PMS), as the PMS provider for their 5 independent Gulf Coast Properties, totalling more than 590 rooms.
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Now accepting personal donations via Paypal

Dear all, things are now at a stage when I’d be happy to receive donations to support my ongoing work. I have twice in my life cut short my career mid-stream to fight for principles. The first was my resignation in January 2001 from India’s senior civil service (IAS) in protest against the corruption of […]
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IIKO Mazesoba Truffle Kit Home Delivery

Want to spoil yourself with some winter truffle but don't want to break the bank? Iiko mazesoba delivers a delicious truffle (and non truffle) menu. On the savoury side there are hand made noodles or Mazesoba (a broth-less ramen) where you can shave fresh truffle on top and on the sweet side there's also a truffle tiramisu!
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Oil falls on U.S. crude stock build, Delta variant spread | Reuters

Oil falls on U.S. crude stock build, Delta variant spread | Reuters Oil prices fell for a third day in a row to a two-week low on Wednesday on a surprise build in U.S. crude stockpiles, negative U.S. economic report and worries the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant will weigh on global energy demand.Traders noted the oil price drop came despite reports of increased Mideast geopolitical tensions.Brent futures fell $2.03, or 2.8%, to settle at $70.38 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Interme...
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Historic Summit Inn: Best Mountain Sunset Views in PA!

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Gulf buy now, pay later firm Tabby raises $50 mln, to speed up expansion | Reuters

Gulf buy now, pay later firm Tabby raises $50 mln, to speed up expansion | Reuters Buy now, pay later firm Tabby will accelerate expansion plans into new Arab markets after raising $50 million in its latest funding round, giving it a $300 million valuation, it said on Wednesday.Tabby, whose investors include Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala, is already available in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates where consumers can use its services with over 2,000 merchants including with brands such a...
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PM Hotel Group Celebrates 25 Years of Extraordinary Hospitality with Refreshed Visual Identity, New Website, and Expanded Commitment to Community

PM Hotel Group is celebrating 25 years of delivering extraordinary hospitality and announcing the launch of its new visual identity and website. The reimagined brand identity is modern and speaks to the future. It reflects the company’s evolution and passion for curating personalized experiences that meet the mindset of today’s travelers.
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Disney's new Star Wars hotel costs anywhere from $4,809 to $6,000 for 2 nights - and that's just for the cheapest packages

Courtesy Disney Parks A two-night stay in Disney's Star Wars hotel costs up to $6,000 just for the cheapest packages. Disney calls the experience, which opens in 2022, "the most immersive Star Wars story ever created." The hotel has 100 cabins and suites, all of which have at least some bunk or pull-down beds. See more stories on Insider's business page. May the force be with you if you're trying to cough up some money for Disney's new Star Wars hotel. Disney has revealed ...
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GCC economies expected to grow 2.2% this year, says World Bank | Reuters

GCC economies expected to grow 2.2% this year, says World Bank | Reuters Economies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will likely grow at an aggregate 2.2% this year after a 4.8% contraction last year caused by the pandemic and lower oil prices, the World Bank said on Wednesday.“With recent progress made with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine globally and with the revival of production and trade worldwide, the prospects for an economic recovery are firmer now than at the end of last year,...
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Gulf economies are ready to take on clean energy and hydrogen projects | Analysis – Gulf News

Gulf economies are ready to take on clean energy and hydrogen projects | Analysis – Gulf News The global energy industry has seen its share of forecasts related to what could drive the next wave of growth – or even what hurdles are likely to come about in its way. This is where so much has been debated about the prospects for renewable energy projects and what role the Gulf oil producers will have in shaping such a future. Can Gulf economies make that transition to a clean energy future?For ex...
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MIDEAST STOCKS #Dubai gains as #UAE eases travel curbs; other markets mixed | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Dubai gains as UAE eases travel curbs; other markets mixed | Reuters Major bourses in the Gulf ended mixed on Wednesday, knocked by tensions in the region after the seizure of an oil product tanker, although an easing of UAE travel curbs boosted the Dubai index.On Tuesday, three maritime security sources claimed Iranian-backed forces seized an oil product tanker off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Iran denied the reports. read more"The latest news about an oil tanker ...
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Red Roof® Launches New Hometowne Studios Prototype

Red Roof®, the leader in economy lodging, unveiled a new prototype for its groundbreaking HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof brand at the 2021 AAHOACON conference of hotel franchisees.
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Hotel With a Past: Ciragan Palace

Read the full article on at - Hotel With a Past: Ciragan Palace In a city of palaces, it’s both a hotel and an authentic Ottoman Palace. And it holds a unique place in the history of a city and of a country. Sultans lived here. Wars were declared here. Peace treaties were signed here. It was burned to the ground and rebuilt from the ashes. And it’s... The post Hotel With a Past: Ciragan Palace appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
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ICYMI: Peter Greenberg on Facebook Live — August 4, 2021

Read the full article on at - ICYMI: Peter Greenberg on Facebook Live — August 4, 2021 This week, my Facebook Live Global Travel Update came three miles from this kitchen in Mersin, Turkey! Click here to watch.   The post ICYMI: Peter Greenberg on Facebook Live — August 4, 2021 appeared first on Peter Greenberg Travel Detective.
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Mubadala Capital's SPAC Blue Whale Acquisition prices IPO at $10 per share | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Blue Whale Acquisition I, a blank check company formed by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Capital targeting media and entertainment, announced the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) of 20 million shares at $10 per unit on Wednesday.The units will be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market in the US and trade under the ticker symbol “BWCAU” beginning on August 4, 2021.Blue Whale is sponsored by Mubadala Capital, the asset management subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based sovere...
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Most Affordable Cities for Solo Renters: A New Ranking

Read the full article on at - Most Affordable Cities for Solo Renters: A New Ranking In a world where more people are living outside major cities and “working from anywhere” — the average rents in those large cities have dropped. And in some cases, they have plummeted.   The most recent survey of solo renters by financial technology company ranked the most affordable cities to live based on average... The post Most Affordable Cities for Solo Renters: A New Ranki...
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Oil prices fall on U.S. crude stock build, Delta variant spread | Reuters

Oil prices fall on U.S. crude stock build, Delta variant spread | Reuters Oil prices fell for a third day in a row to a two-week low on Wednesday on a surprise build in U.S. crude stockpiles and as the spread of the coronavirus Delta variant outweighed the impact of Mideast geopolitical tensions.The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said crude stockpiles rose 3.6 million barrels during the week ended July 30.That compares with the 3.1-million barrel draw analysts forecast in a Reute...
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Travel: What it’s like to visit Kauai right now

Like a breath of fresh tropical air, rules that have scared away mainlanders from visiting what many consider as Hawaii’s most beautiful island have been significantly loosened. Kauai recently reaching Tier 5 status, the least restrictive of Hawaii’s five-level system of coronavirus orders, has the tourist-hungry Garden Island embracing visitors with a sigh of relief and heartfelt “e komo mai!” The “welcome” mat at Lihue Airport, Kauai’s primary gateway, still comes with strings attached — maski...
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Registration Officially Opens for the 2022 HotelTechAwards

Registration is now open for the 2022 HotelTechAwards (, the industry's only data-driven awards platform that recognizes best-of-breed hotel technology companies who win in the eyes of the judges that matter most - their customers.
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Would You Rather Go to the Dentist or Call Customer Support?  | By Shep Hyken

Here is a stat that’s hard to believe: Forty-eight percent of Americans would rather go to the dentist than call customer support. OUCH! It seems that going to the dentist to get a filling or a root canal is preferred over having to call customer support.
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Joe Heller True story, Word of Honor: Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer now dead, and I were at a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island. I said, “Joe, how does it make you feel to know… Continue reading →
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Best Time to Visit Lake Tahoe

Best Time to Visit Lake Tahoe ~ There are plenty of reasons to visit Lake Tahoe. As one of the most visited freshwater lakes in North America, Lake Tahoe offers something for all outdoor adventurers. In this article, we’re telling you the best time to visit Lake Tahoe, and giving a full rundown of the top experiences the region has to offer. Best Time to Visit Lake Tahoe The best time to visit Lake Tahoe ... Read more The post Best Time to Visit Lake Tahoe appeared first on As We Travel | Travel...
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Why are low-risk countries on the Covid travel ‘red list’? | Letters

Dr Peninah Murage says the unjust traffic light system penalises poor countries even though some have relatively low numbers of cases. Plus Dot Mornington-West on being under house arrest after returning from FranceCan the Guardian please investigate the rationale behind the Covid travel restrictions relating to “red list” countries? Some of the countries on the red list, such as Kenya, have very low Covid cases and deaths, but are among the world’s poorest and with little influence on governmen...
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friends and family road trip reunion: day twelve: ashland to portland

On our last day in Oregon, we met my mother and sister-in-law for breakfast in Ashland, finally getting to Brothers, a favourite of mine from our 2016 trip to the area. After breakfast, we brought my mother with us to the dog park, which I knew she would enjoy. Allan is having a lot of hand pain (he has a compressed ulnar nerve) and he met our nephew D in town for some treatment. At my mom's apartment, we all said goodbye, which was painful for me. I realize I have to come down here every year, ...
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