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ed asner, rest in power

People of my generation loved Ed Asner for his portrayal of Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", and Allan and I both remember enjoying the spinoff "Lou Grant".* But in my home, Ed Asner was admired for more than his canny character acting. Asner was a union man. He was president of the actors' union, a visible and vocal supporter of the United Farm Workers, and an outspoken critic of the brutal Reagan regime. With Ralph Waite, Asner co-founded a group of actors that supported human rights...
Tags: Travel, Activism, Washington Post, US, Los Angeles, Reagan, Labour, Broadway, Obits, Karl Marx, El Salvador, Allan, Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant, United Farm Workers, Asner


Hospital beds, oxygen, nurses in short supply, hotels start feeling the hit of governor's stay-away request, state and county workers vaccine mandate stands for now, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Photo by Javier Matheu on Unsplash Medical facilities struggling to find beds and enough staff to care for new COVID-19 patients. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 jumped to 437 on Tuesday, a nearly 5% increase from the previous day, further straining the resources of Hawaii’s hospitals, which have had to set up overflow tents and bring in nurses and other medical staff from the mainland to help care for the influx of patients. This week, hospitals also have had to begin...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Illinois, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii News Now, Garden Island, Waikoloa, David Ige, Hawaii News, Star Advertiser Hawaii, All Hawaii News, Honolulu City Council


Wizz Air requires Covid-19 vaccination for flight crewsWizz Air requires Covid-19 vaccination for flight crews

Covid tests required for crew unable to be vaccinated
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New Trend in Paris

  When we went to Barcelona to surprise Sacha for his birthday back in June I noticed that women were not wearing bras, but it didn't register that it might be a trend or movement like it was in the sixties instead it was something I noticed without equation ...  Until I came to Paris this week. Oh, braless-ness is a thing- If you want to be in style throw your bra away. It is a thing and has been and I live under a rock when it comes to fashion. How about you are you into fashion? Are you brale...
Tags: Travel, Barcelona, Paris, Sacha, French la Vie


India air pollution cutting years off life expectancyIndia air pollution cutting years off life expectancy

Nearly 500 million potentially affected in northern India
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WTTC: UK government has a month to save travel industryWTTC: UK government has a month to save travel industry

Time to ditch traffic light system, it says
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Guests struggle to get VRBO refunds amid California wildfires

The Caldor Fire has ripped through a popular travel region, but travelers say they've struggled to get their money back after booking trips to vacation rentals.
Tags: Travel, California, Radio, Wildfire, Airbnb, Tahoe, Rentals, South Lake Tahoe, Vacation Rental, Vrbo, Caldor, Property Portfolio, Caldor Fire


Pegasus Recognized as Top Connectivity Provider

NEW YORK - Pegasus today announced their status as an Elite Connectivity Partner, the highest designation available in Expedia Group's Connectivity Partner Program. The Expedia Group Connectivity Partner Program recognizes and rewards top connectivity providers – including channel managers, property management systems, central reservation systems, and other vendors – for maintaining high-quality connections and helping lodging properties grow their business on the Expedia Group marketplac...
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5 Tips for Furnishing Your Vacation Rental Property Like an Interior Designer

For a time, the pandemic managed to turn all of us into temporary shut-ins. Today, with the vaccines rolling out, millions of adventure-starved travelers are storming to vacation sites. This gives you a unique opportunity to charm your future guests. Below you will find some helpful tips for furnishing a vacation rental property like an interior designer. Inspire your guests to show off to their friends with pics of your breathtaking interior design ideas. Read on and discover how you c...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Ebay, Vacations, Vacation, Interior Designer, Interior Design, Vacation Home, Guest Bedroom, Vacation tips, Vacation Property


Din Tai Fung Dumpling Delivery

If you miss dumplings and noodles, Din Tai Fung delivers a Chinese cook-at-home feast with a 50kms radius of Sydney's CBD. From perfect pleated dumplings to heat-and-eat lobster noodles, roast duck and truffle egg fried rice it's perfect for a weekend or Father's Day feast!
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Oil steadies; OPEC+ sticks to gradual output hikes | Reuters

Oil steadies; OPEC+ sticks to gradual output hikes | Reuters Oil prices steadied on Wednesday after OPEC and its allies agreed to stick to their existing policy of gradual oil output increases.Brent crude fell 4 cents to settle at $71.59 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 9 cents to settle at $68.59 a barrel.Brent had plumbed a session low of $70.42 a barrel, while WTI fell as low as $67.12 a barrel.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies led by Ru...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Petroleum Exporting Countries, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Testing, and vaccines, and forms, oh my: How travel became the preserve of the administratively gifted

The number of hoops to jump through is likely to put off all but the hardiest of pen pushers, argues Helen Coffey
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We need to start traveling again? Why, exactly... and why don't you even mention climate change?

I'm trying to read by Tony Blair, John Bell, and David B. Agus (NYT). The piece is all about documenting vaccinations worldwide, and the assumption that people should be encouraged to travel is a given. We're barraged with articles about climate change, full of demands that we cut back on all sorts of things, but here we are, already traveling much less. Why don't we assume that's a good thing — a wonderful accomplishment — and speak only of restraining ourselves from getting back to the ...
Tags: Travel, Law, Economics, Global Warming, Tony Blair, Ann Althouse, Tony Blair John Bell, David B Agus


Oil dips; OPEC+ sticks to gradual output hikes | Reuters

Oil dips; OPEC+ sticks to gradual output hikes | Reuters Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday after OPEC and its allies agreed to stick to their existing policy of gradual oil output increases.Brent crude fell 18 cents to $71.45 a barrel by 1:09 p.m. EDT (1709 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 6 cents to $68.44 a barrel.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies led by Russia, a group known as OPEC+, agreed on Wednesday to stick to a policy from July of p...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Reuters, Reuters Oil, Petroleum Exporting Countries, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


OPEC+ Ministers Recommend Sticking With Planned Output Increases - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Ministers Recommend Sticking With Planned Output Increases - Bloomberg OPEC and its allies agreed to stick to their existing plan for gradual monthly oil-production increases after a brief video conference. Ministers ratified the 400,000 barrel-a-day supply hike scheduled for October after less than an hour of talks, one of the quickest meetings in recent memory and a stark contrast to the drawn-out negotiations seen in July. “OPEC have proven once again that they can meet and do things ...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Bloomberg, Iran, Islamic Republic, JPMorgan Chase Co, Bloomberg TV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg OPEC, Christyan Malek


#AbuDhabi equities market to launch derivatives offerings in Q4 -statement | Reuters

Abu Dhabi equities market to launch derivatives offerings in Q4 -statement | Reuters Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) said on Wednesday it plans to launch a derivatives market in the fourth quarter of this year.The stock exchange will introduce single stock futures and index futures, it said in a statement, before expanding to a wider range of derivatives products.ADX said it signed an agreement with Nasdaq (NDAQ.O) to deliver marketplace technology solutions, including matching, real-time ...


MIDEAST STOCKS #Dubai index at highest in over 2 years; #Saudi dips | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Dubai index at highest in over 2 years; Saudi dips | Reuters Dubai's stocks closed at their highest level in over two years on Wednesday, bolstered by gains in real estate shares, while the Saudi index ended three sessions of gains ahead of the OPEC+ meet.Dubai's main share index (.DFMGI) gained 0.5%, with its biggest listed property firm Emaar properties (EMAR.DU) rising 1.4%, while its unit Emaar Malls (EMAA.DU), operator of glitzy Middle East shopping centers, advanced ...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Opec, Middle East, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Uae, Namshi, Reuters, Tadawul, SPAC, Adi, Emaar Properties, Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC, Emaar, Tasi


Opec member urges oil producers to focus more on renewable energy | Fossil fuels | The Guardian

Opec member urges oil producers to focus more on renewable energy | Fossil fuels | The Guardian The finance minister of Iraq, one of the founding members of the global oil cartel Opec, has made an unprecedented call to fellow oil producers to move away from fossil fuel dependency and into renewable energy, ahead of a key Opec meeting.Ali Allawi, who is also the deputy prime minister of Iraq, has written in the Guardian to urge oil producers to pursue “an economic renewal focused on environment...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Opec, International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ali Allawi


#AbuDhabi's TAQA looks at possible sale of oil, gas assets | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's TAQA looks at possible sale of oil, gas assets | Reuters Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) (TAQA.AD) said on Wednesday it could sell some or all of its oil and gas assets as part of a broader strategic review.The review will take "into consideration the evolution of the global energy industry as it transitions towards a cleaner and more sustainable future," TAQA said in a statement.Major energy firms have set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or are exploring invest...
Tags: Travel, United Kingdom, Abu Dhabi, Reuters, Iraqi Kurdistan, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Taqa, ADQ, Abu Dhabi state, North Sea the Netherlands Canada


Amazon Sets The Standard For Every Business | By Shep Hyken

I’ve written about this before. Our customers are smarter than ever when it comes to customer service and receiving a great customer experience. They no longer compare us only to our direct competitors, but instead, to the best service they have received from any company, large or small, global or local. These companies are setting the bar higher. They are forcing everyone in business to up their game, and that’s great for us as customers.
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Extracts from Gigi Foster’s testimony to a Victorian Parliamentary Committee on 11 August 2020

Came across this testimony by Gigi Foster. It is sharp and incisive. My slightly restructured and truncated extract, below. ===EXTRACT== COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS IS A CRUCIAL REQUIREMENT OF ALL PUBLIC POLICY I am an economist, and I look at this situation as an economist would, trying to privilege human welfare gains above anything else. I believe [in] […]
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12th annual contest to predict Hawaii’s first humpback whale sighting of the new season

Though the peak of Hawaii’s exciting humpback whale season runs from January through March, some humpbacks arrive a bit earlier. How much earlier? Well, we want to hear your best guess in our 12th annual contest to predict the first humpback sighting! This year’s prize in this fun little contest is a paperback book of 125 Fun Facts About Humpbacks by Paul Forestell and Gregory Kaufman. The winner will not only have bragging rights, but also they’ll be able to impress their friends and family wi...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Hawaii, Italy, Giveaways & Sweepstakes, Gregory Kaufman, Paul Forestell


Portugal drops vaccination demand for UK visitors

The nation no longer distinguishes between arrivals who have been vaccinated against coronavirus and those who have not
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