Acquedotto di Vanvitelli

 Province of Caserta [Author: Bryan]
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Native Hawaiians wary of pandemic surge, feds OK CARES money for Honolulu robotic dogs, shift of legislative seats unlikely as Reapportionment Commission beings work, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiians kayaking ©2021 All Hawaii NewsNative Hawaiian leaders urge the lahui to help stop COVID-19 surge. Dr. Gerard Akaka joined more than 20 Native Hawaiian leaders — kumu hula, educators, health care professionals, public officials and politicians — at a news conference Thursday at the state Capitol to urge their lahui (nation) to help stop the surge of COVID-19 cases by wearing masks, maintaining physical distancing and getting vaccinated. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Garden Is...
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What did India’s 2019 pandemic plan say? Some hints

I’ve not been able to locate India’s original 2019 pandemic plan – the current version (No. 3) is a piece of garbage (copy on my server). But there WAS a 2019 plan (source: – around 50 minutes). We also know this paper exists: The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: A review of the […]
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Kiss Kiss

  Gabriel likes to kiss me I cannot complain. Sweet little Boy Boy. Cherish childhood.                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Oil posts biggest weekly gains in over a year ahead of Hurricane Ida | Reuters

Oil posts biggest weekly gains in over a year ahead of Hurricane Ida | Reuters Oil prices rose 2% on Friday, posting their biggest weekly gains in over a year, as energy firms began shutting U.S. production in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a major hurricane expected to hit early next week.Brent futures rose $1.63, or 2.3%, to settle at $72.70 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose $1.32, or 2.0%, to settle at $68.74.That was the highest close for Brent since Aug. 2 and for...
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This laidback European country has the fittest people on earth

It’s always important to make sure you’re getting enough physical activity to stay healthy. But now more than ever, exercise is an important way to stay healthy both mentally and physically against COVID-19. One recent study even suggested the lack of physical activity could more than double the risk of dying from the coronavirus. As life gets busier and working from home grows in popularity, city-dwellers could find it more difficult to stay on the move and ensure an active lifestyle. Accord...
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Airbnb is giving temporary housing 20,000 Afghan refugees

After a tumultuous August, the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, causing many Afghan refugees to flee the country. It’s estimated that there are already 2.2 million Afghan refugees in neighboring countries with 3.5 million more forced to flee their homes within the country’s borders, according to BBC News. These numbers are expected to rise. In an effort to do its part, Airbnb’s non-profit branch will be temporarily housing 20,000 refugees free of charge. “As tens of thousands of Afghan ...
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Berliner Bakery Donut Delivery

Craving a soft, puffy Berliner donut with a silky custard or jam filling? Berliner Bakery makes puffy delicious Berliner donuts stuffed with vanilla custard, Nutella, raspberry jam or rhubarb and custard! Available at outdoor markets or delivered to your door during lockdown! They also make an excellent food gift (and there's a Father's Day gift box coming up)!
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North America’s biggest wine museum collection is planned for Colorado

There are wineries in all 50 states, but there’s a good chance that California comes to mind when you think of the epicenter of wine and wine culture in the US. When it comes to wine history, however, people may soon start looking to Colorado. Zoning and logistics for a museum of wine was recently discussed in Palisade, Colorado, that will house the largest wine artifact collection in North America, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports. Scott High, the owner of Colterris Winery in the C...
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Woman sentenced to jail for walking on thermal ground in Yellowstone National Park

A Connecticut woman was sentenced to seven days in jail for walking on thermal grounds at Yellowstone National Park. According to a press release issued by the national park, in July, Madeline S. Casey and two others got off the boardwalk and walked on the thermal ground around the park’s Norris Geyser Basin. People who witnessed the incident took photos and videos of the three. Norris Geyser Basin is well marked with signs ordering visitors to stay on the boardwalk. “Boardwalks in geyser ba...
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Viking: Up to $500 Shipboard Credits

Viking: Up to $500 Shipboard Credits Book Viking with Roaming Boomers Travel Services and enjoy up to $500 in shipboard credits. That’s right!  Book any of the Viking ocean or river cruises below, and we will add $500 in shipboard credits to your booking. Further, you can use these shipboard credits to purchase optional shore excursions, pre-paid gratuities, or optional drink packages. Our Collection of Viking Top Agent Trophies. Further still, take a look at these other compelling reaso...
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Hippos are taking over Colombia, and it’s Pablo Escobar’s fault

It’s pretty common knowledge that hippos are indigenous to the continent of Africa, but there’s a population living in a place you’d never expect — Colombia. As in South America. And the root of the hippo problem is even weirder as the country had never been home to a hippo until 30 years ago — all thanks to Pablo Escobar. Before Escobar died in 1993, the drug kingpin decided to create his own private zoo and smuggled several species from other countries into Colombia. After his death, the zo...
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The 20 funniest French expressions

Whoever said the French were a romantic, sensual bunch has never heard them use their everyday expressions. The good people of France have crafted very imaginative (and sometimes a little crude) ways to tell people to mind their own business or to take a hike. Learn a few of the following hilarious French expressions to elevate your language skills and pass for a local. 1. The French don’t “piss you off”… they “shit you off” (Faire chier quelqu’un). 2. The French don’t call you “idiotic”… they ...
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Win a free trip to Munich’s 2022 Oktoberfest if you find a Sam Adams golden bottle

In 2020, the famous Munich Oktoberfest was canceled for just the 25th time in two centuries. And now, in 2021, it’s canceled for the 26 time due to the continued threat of coronavirus variants. Yet 2022 is still on the calendar, and you could win a free trip with three friends if you find the golden bottle ticket in a pack of Sam Adams Octoberfest. Boston Beer Company (which owns Sam Adams) is selling specially marked 12 packs of Sam Adams Octoberfest. Five of those will have a golden bottle,...
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OPEC+ Seen Sticking to Planned Output Hike as Oil Prices Rebound - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Seen Sticking to Planned Output Hike as Oil Prices Rebound - Bloomberg OPEC and its allies are expected to press on with their planned revival of oil production when they meet next week, as prices bounce back from their August stumble. The coalition led by Saudi Arabia and Russia is gradually restoring the vast amount of crude production halted during the pandemic, and will probably ratify the next monthly installment when it gathers on Sept. 1, according to a Bloomberg survey of trader...
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Oil heads for biggest weekly gains in over a year ahead of Storm Ida | Reuters

Oil heads for biggest weekly gains in over a year ahead of Storm Ida | Reuters Oil prices rose more than 2% on Friday and were on track for their biggest weekly gains in over a year as energy firms began shutting production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico ahead of a major hurricane expected to hit early next week.Brent futures rose $1.56, or 2.2%, to $72.63 a barrel by 11:51 a.m. EDT (1551 GMT), while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose $1.48, or 2.2%, to $68.90.That puts Brent on track f...
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A trippy light festival will turn this city in upstate New York into an outdoor art gallery

The fantastical and transportative LUMA Projection Arts Festival is coming back this fall, and the show will be bigger and brighter than ever. Credit: LUMA Projection Arts Festival LUMA is an immersive outdoors art festival where artists project photos and videos and 3D animation on the historic buildings of Binghamton in upstate New York. Photo: Mark Doyle via the LUMA Projection Arts Festival This year’s LUMA will take place on September 10 and 11, and feature artists from around the wo...
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I grew up in Portland, and I love it. Here's why I'm never moving back, even though I can work from anywhere.

Portland is home to violent protests, tent cities, killer heat waves, and my parents. (That's me in the striped shirt, with my mother and brothers, from a family photo circa 1983.) Dakarai Akil for Insider It was around the time of the second baby that we started to think about where to settle down. For many years my wife and I had pursued the semi-itinerant lifestyle of freelance workers. Place was a liquid commodity. We changed apartments every year or two. The one consistency was the...
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TikTok will live stream Africa’s Great Migration of millions of animals

This weekend, the largest and most stunning wildlife migration in the world will be visible in the palm of your hand. On Saturday, August 28, the annual migration of millions of Africa’s most iconic animals will be live-streamed on TikTok. The Great Migration is the remarkable movement of over two million wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and other mammals from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the fresh grasses of Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve. As they cross the Mara River on their perilous j...
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This airline travel hack gives you first class space at economy prices

If you caught a flight in economy class in 2020, you likely had the pleasure of not having someone sit next to you in the dreaded middle seat. But when Delta Air Lines became the last to reverse its open middle policy in May 2021, the days of the extra precaution (and space) are over — unless you’re willing to pay for it. If business or first Class prices are not for your wallet, some airlines have reintroduced “sleeper rows” or “neighbor-free seats” to ensure your comfort and safety. The de...
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Stay in an iconic 4-star Chicago hotel on the riverwalk for just $169

We hope you love the spaces and stays we recommend! Just so you know, Matador may collect a small commission from the links on this page if you decide to book a stay. Listed prices are accurate as of the time of publication. See our full Advertiser Disclosure here. Chicago hotel deals are often tough to come by during the busy season, but we have two for you right here. Chicago’s Swissotel is among the city’s most iconic buildings and a regular stand...
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8 intriguing global pizza styles every connoisseur should know

Pizza is the people’s food. Its simple components might create the false impression that pizza itself is simple, but the genius of pizza lies in its ability to be both simple and complex at the same time. While the basic construction of pizza has long been the same, pizza’s evolution is endless. Much like fine art, it assumes a different aesthetic depending on where it’s eaten. The United States alone has a number of different styles of pizza, from New Haven’s apizza to Detroit’s Sicilian-ins...
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Have you heard of the term ‘Bleisure’? | By Magno Fugisawa

Bleisure is a combination of the words ‘business’ and ‘leisure’ and, with that in mind, bleisure travel refers to the concept of combining professional business travel with personal leisure time.
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Week 32: a scene on a bus

100 years ago this week: Week 32A rapid interaction on a bus observed by a journalist - recreated in words in the form of a scene from an imaginary film - tells us more about the invisible effects of World War One that were still hanging heavily in the air in 1921. Life had returned to normal, but nothing would ever be totally normal for those that had lived through the conflict.Hop on the bus [Author: Adam]
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Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa OpensOutrigger Kona Resort and Spa Opens

It opens with 30 percent off introductory offe
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IKEA will sell renewable energy through an app, no solar panels required

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. Swedish home supply retailer IKEA announced that its Swedish customers can now purchase solar and wind power through a new service called STRÖMMA. The company is on a mission to become carbon positive by 2030. Customers will no longer need to have their own solar panels to power their homes sustainably. This new offering adds to the IKEA renewable energy offerings, which already include solar panels an...
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Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland

CLICK FOR LARGE VIEW Best Time of Year to Visit Ireland Are you wondering about the best time of the year to visit Ireland? From a longitudinal standpoint, Dublin, Ireland, and Ketchikan, Alaska sit at comparable latitudes. So that means cool summer temperatures and long summer days. If you click the map to the right, you will notice that the high temps for the year occur in July with an average high of 68º. Further, because of Ireland’s northern position globally, you will get to enjoy up to...
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AAHOA Statement on Human Trafficking Awareness Program Updates and Enhancements

In response to a constantly changing landscape around human trafficking prevention in the lodging industry, the Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) Inhospitable to Human Trafficking Training Sponsored by AAHOA program recently underwent enhancements to content and programming.
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Antigua and Barbuda hotels want guest vaccination mandateAntigua and Barbuda hotels want guest vaccination mandate

AandB should only allow fully vaccinated tourists, say hoteliers
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