Libraries, courts limit services as pandemic hits home, ICU beds fill statewide, Honolulu city employees get vaccination reprieve, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii State Public Library ©2021 All Hawaii NewsHawai‘i’s Public Libraries to Close Wednesdays Beginning August 18. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, all Hawai‘i State Public Library branches will be closed to the public on Wednesdays beginning August 18. Garden Island. KHON2. Hawaii courts to postpone jury trials until October. Responding to the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases, Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald today ordered jury trials postponed across Hawaii through Oct. 4. Star...
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Trailfinders questions motive behind PCR testingTrailfinders questions motive behind PCR testing

It suggests it is a deliberate deterrent for international travel
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Hospitality Upgrade Announces the Recipient of the John Cahill Student Seat for the 2021 CIO Summit

Hospitality Upgrade Publisher and President Rich Siegel announced the next recipient of the John Cahill student seat will be Alana Agcaoili, an undergraduate student of the Kennesaw State University School of Hospitality Administration. In its 19th year, the upcoming CIO Summit will be held Sept. 8-10, 2021, in Atlanta.
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Enterprise Bank Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5k & Brewfest is Happening THIS SATURDAY!

Okay, ladies! Get your running sneakers (and your dancing boots) ready for this weekend! The Enterprise Bank Boot Scootin’ Boogie 5k and Brewfest is happening August 21, 2021 at the Londonderry Athletic Field Complex on 98 Sargent Rd. in Londonderry NH. More than just another NH road race, this exciting and highly popular event is also known for its fabulous live concert event, 40-foot bonfires, and a drool-worthy Brewfest featuring local and regional breweries. This year’s live musi...
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M3 Receives National Recognition as Top 2021 Employer

M3, the hospitality sector’s #1 cloud-based accounting, financial and data management platform in North America, was recently recognized in Energage's quarterly national Culture Excellence Awards, which acknowledges companies based on employee feedback. M3 received high scores in the following categories: Formal Training, Top Managers, Work-Life Flexibility and Employee Value Proposition.
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DELICIOUS & EASY Chorizo Feta Stuffed Pasta Shells!

These delicious and easy stuffed pasta shells are the ultimate in pay off for effort vs result. Pasta shells are filled with a delicious mixture of chorizo sausage, feta and spinach for the ultimate one tray meal! It requires 15 minutes prep total and feeds 6 very happy people! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Oil eases as weak Asian data, more lockdowns dampen demand hopes | Reuters

Oil eases as weak Asian data, more lockdowns dampen demand hopes | Reuters Oil prices weakened for a fourth session on Tuesday on the back of surging cases of coronavirus in Japan, a weak demand picture in Asia and a belief in OPEC and among its allies that the market does not need more crude.Brent crude ended the session down 48 cents, or 0.7%, at $69.03 per barrel, while U.S. West Intermediate crude (WTI) settled 70 cents, or 1% lower at $66.59 a barrel. Both contracts had fallen for three s...
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Bob had a bad night: IoT mischief in a capsule hotel takes neighborly revenge to the next level

Researchers have revealed how security vulnerabilities could be exploited to compromise hotel Internet of Things (IoT) devices -- and take revenge on loud neighbors.
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Hotels must cease the dangerous trend of hygiene theater | By Dr Lisa Ackerley

At a time when many Americans are patronizing hotels for the first time in almost 18 months – and cases of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 are on the rise – hotels must cease the dangerous trend of ‘hygiene theater’ and adopt an effective, sustainable, cost-effective and risk-based approach to hygiene interventions.
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Where Are All These Guests Who Supposedly Prefer Humanless Hotel Experiences? | By Doug Kennedy

For probably a decade now, I have almost daily been reading articles and blog posts about how today’s hotel guests prefer to interact with technology rather than humans. Of course, it is not by coincidence that most of these are authored by executives who are peddling the latest “essential” guest technology. Often these articles and blogs are accompanied by survey results to supposedly support the theme. Yet when I look for details on sample size and methodology, I usually find there is n...
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Latest Hotel Forecast: Leisure Surpasses 2019; Business and Group Have 'a Long Way To Go'

There is a lot of good news to pull out from STR's latest full-year 2021 forecast for the hotel industry — leisure demand surpassing pre-pandemic levels and hoteliers holding rate through the downturn — but a hazy outlook for corporate spending is keeping growth projections for the remainder of the year somewhat muted.
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Loire Valley Château Week : Château de Villesavin

Continuing with Loire Valley Château Week, today I am writing about Château de Villesavin, which is located on the Sologne region of the Loire on the Beuvron River. Originally a manor house was constructed on the site in the 14th century, but the present-day building was built by Jean La Breton, Lord of Villandry, (he also owned Chateau Villandry) who was the finance minister under the reign of King Francois I. Breton oversaw the construction of the extravagant Chateau de Chambord and taking ...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf markets gain, #AbuDhabi hits record high | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major Gulf markets gain, Abu Dhabi hits record high | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf rebounded on Tuesday, with the Abu Dhabi index touching an all-time high boosted by gains in telecoms firm Etisalat.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) gained 0.6%, buoyed by a 1% rise in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a 2.8% increase in Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services (4013.SE). Oil behemoth Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) was up 0.7%.Saudi Aramco is looking to raise at least $...
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COVID cases surging in Hawaii

Sadly, the state of Hawaii is recording their highest case counts since the start of COVID-19. As you can see from the above epidemic curve chart, cases are on a sharp incline. You can review all the official data at According to the Star Advertiser, Hawaii hospitals are edging towards capacity. At the moment, statewide, 308 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19. Additional heath care workers are being added to support this surge. The data reveals that the ...
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StepStone Hospitality Awarded Management of Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington/Minneapolis

Rhode Island-based StepStone Hospitality, a hotel management company, announced today that it was awarded the management of The Embassy Suites by Hilton Bloomington/Minneapolis.
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Why It’s Time for Hotels to Prioritize Long-Term Controlled Spending | By Ryan Hamilton

After the year that was 2020, 2021 seems to be a period defined by cautious optimism. A world on the precipice of a long-awaited reopening, with a predicted surge of social and economic activity ready to shift our respective communities from the ‘new’ normal to the normal we once knew. The desire for this return is palpable and warranted, but we must acknowledge that much still remains uncertain in that same breath. Our attention is fixed on the future, but what does that future hold from...
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Thai Airways posts a rare half-year profitThai Airways posts a rare half-year profit

It improved bottom line by selling off assets
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Caké salé vapeur et vegan

Ces derniers temps, j’expérimente en cuisine des choses un peu improbables. J’essaie autant que possible de sortir de mes classiques, de m’asseoir sur mes vieux réflexes et de tester de nouvelles choses, aperçues ailleurs ou juste sorties de mon chapeau. Ce n’estLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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#Kuwait Asks Ministries to Cut Spending by 10% Amid Budget Gap - Bloomberg

Kuwait Asks Ministries to Cut Spending by 10% Amid Budget Gap - Bloomberg Kuwait’s cabinet instructed state entities to reduce spending by at least 10% in an attempt to cut its budget deficit, state-run Kuwait News Agency reported.The OPEC member posted a record 10.8 billion dinar ($36 billion) budget deficit in 2020, up 175% from a year earlier. It has been battling to reduce the gap due to its dependence on oil revenues, and high spending on civil servant wages and subsidies.The measures inc...
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Oil prices broadly stable after weak Asian data | Reuters

Oil prices broadly stable after weak Asian data | Reuters Oil prices were broadly stable on Tuesday, recouping losses incurred earlier in the session on the back of weak demand picture in Asia and OPEC and its allies saying the market does not need more crude.Brent crude was up 25 cents, or 0.4%, at $69.76 per barrel as of 1346 GMT. U.S. West Intermediate crude (WTI) rose 9 cents, or 0.1%, to $67.38 a barrel. Both contracts had fallen for three straight sessions.On the demand side, daily crude...
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China Airlines to pilot IATA Travel Pass on international flightsChina Airlines to pilot IATA Travel Pass on international flights

It will be tested on inbound flights from North America, Europe and Singapore
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360 Networks and Nomadix Partner to Create Contactless Calling and Digital Concierge Experiences

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – August 17, 2 021 – ​​360 Networks, makers of the hospitality communications platform, ComXchange, today announced its new partnership with Nomadix, a technology leader in hospitality and multi-tenant industries, to equip hotels with Angie in-room voice assistants, an upgraded phone alternative powered by the ComXchange PBX. This partnership comes soon after the Nomadix announcement of its acquisition of Angie Hospitality and will expand Angie’s market share through 3...
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Hospitality Industry Veteran Launches Company Bringing Innovative Products and Services to the Hotel Industry

Hospitality industry veteran Jill Dean Rigsbee announces the launch of a new company, iDEAL Hospitality Partners Group, a company that identifies and presents innovative products and services that are "a must have" for hotels, resorts, and hospitality properties to consider. iDEAL also assists businesses focused on offering innovative and exceptional products or services for hotels, resorts, clubs, and other hospitality venues to grow their organizations.
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