Navy kept mum about Red Hill fuel tank leaking into Pearl Harbor, illegal tour groups, boat tours fined, condos drive Maui's hot real estate market, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Healthcare leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about COVID conditions, support governor's plan to ease restrictions. Governor David Ige is expected to announce details on the adjustments by the end of this week. KITV4. Star-Advertiser. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Now. KHON2. Task force studies scourge of missing and murdered Native Hawaiian women and girls. The panel, created by the state House earlier this year, aims to gather data and identify the reasons behind the problem. As of now, few figure...
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One of the Best Friday Nights in Paris

Dinner around a coffee table with a two year old who learned the classic French childhood expression  »Caca Boudin » … Giggling when mastering a bottle squirter in the bathtub  while more water is out of the tub than inside the tub. …. Six stories some read twice Three retelling of Goldilocks Fifteen times answering  »Where is momma and daddy? » … Pretending to be asleep in a boat while someone else is experiencing their shadow on the bedroom wall. … Having my closed eye lids poked, while someo...
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Don’t expect Jodie McVernon to reply – she knows she is doing the wrong thing

An important and detailed letter by Emma McArthur to Jodie McVernon: PDF.   For the attention of: Professor Jodie McVernon Doherty Institute and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute   Dear Professor McVernon In a press conference on 3 August 2021, you said you would like everyone ‘immunised tomorrow’ for Covid-19. Professor McVernon, please explain how people can be ‘immunised’ with […]
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Oil rises 4% in week as energy crunch shows no signs of easing | Reuters

Oil rises 4% in week as energy crunch shows no signs of easing | Reuters Oil rose on Friday, gaining about 4% on the week as a global energy crunch boostedU.S. prices to their highest in almost seven years as big power users struggle to meet demand.Even with worldwide demand growing as economic activity rebounds from pandemic lows, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allied producers (OPEC+) this week said they would remain on the path of gradually bringing back productio...
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This fun free app lets you check off the states you've visited

My daughter told me about an iOS app called Visited States Map which lets you keep track of the states you've visited in the United States. You can color-code the the states if you want to show states you've lived in, states you have only been to when making a connecting flight at the airport, and states you forswear never to set foot in. — Read the rest
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This fun free app tracks the states you've visited

My daughter told me about an iOS app called Visited States Map which lets you keep track of the states you've visited in the United States. You can color-code the the states if you want to show states you've lived in, states you have only been to when making a connecting flight at the airport, and states you forswear never to set foot in. — Read the rest
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Graze With Cheese and Chocolate Picnic Boxes

Graze With Cheese and Chocolate is a new picnic box business located in Strathfield. They create picnic boxes across Sydney that contain cheeses, charcuterie and a range of desserts and sweets all delivered to your door!
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USVI: Collaboration essential for Caribbean cruise reboundUSVI: Collaboration essential for Caribbean cruise rebound

Commissioner of Tourism urges regional cooperation
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Florida to appeal ruling in Norwegian Cruise Line vaccine passport caseFlorida to appeal ruling in Norwegian Cruise Line vaccine passport case

State has outlawed businesses requiring vaccine proof
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Uber offers new airport pickup featuresUber offers new airport pickup features

Flight-tracking for Uber Reserve bookings
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Oil prices surge; U.S. crude touches high above $80 a barrel | Reuters

Oil prices surge; U.S. crude touches high above $80 a barrel | Reuters Oil prices rose on Friday, upmore than 4% on the week as a global energy crunch has boosted prices to their highest since 2014 and prompted China to demand increased coal production.With global energy demand growing, OPEC and allied producers have said they would stay the course of gradually bringing back production cuts, and while the U.S. government said it was monitoring energy markets, it did not announce immediate plan...
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Wizards' Marcin Gortat sneaks into Celtics huddle, tweets jokes about it

NBA Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat pulled the oldest trick in the book Wednesday when he jumped in the huddle with the Boston Celtics. Rajon Rondo, who uses the same trick at times, unknowingly welcomed Gortat into the huddle and wrapped an arm around him. MORE: Knicks closer to playoffs | Clippers clinch Pacific Division “I just got to do my scouting, and Rajon Rondo was kind enough to let me in,” Gortat told the Washington Post. “For...
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Steve Nash overtakes Mark Jackson for 3rd on NBA all-time assist list

NBA The Lakers' season isn't all bad, after all.  Veteran point guard Steve Nash passed Mark Jackson on the NBA all-time assist list late in the second quarter against the Rockets Tuesday night. Assist No. 10,335, a fast-break dish to Jodie Meeks for an easy dunk, placed the future Hall of Famer third on the list behind John Stockton (15,806) and Jason Kidd (12,091). Standing ovation for Steve Nash at STAPLES Center. —...
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The Washington Wizards need help with their jumbotron jokes

NBA The following is an actual picture of the jumbotron at the Verizon Center during tonight's game between the Washington Wizards and the Charlotte Bobcats. One would have to assume that the Wizards are trying to poke fun at the Bobcats, but after looking at the photo, well, you be the judge. MORE: Does Kobe want a new coach? | Silver doesn't believe in tanking lol wut — Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) March 12, 2014...
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Pelicans' arena sponsor failed drug test of some products

NBA The NBA, in addition to being a worldwide basketball industry, also moonlights as a consumer watchdog. According to The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune , the league took a hard look at Smoothie King, the new sponsor of the New Orleans Pelicans' arena, before any deal was completed. As part of the process , the company's products were tested. Some were found to contain banned substances, including DHEA and androstenedione (the stuff Mark McGwir...
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Pelicans waive recently acquired guard Tyshawn Taylor

NBA METAIRIE, La. — New Orleans general manager Dell Demps says the Pelicans have waived guard Tyshawn Taylor. Taylor was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week, along with unspecified cash considerations, in exchange for the rights to the 6-foot-10 Edin Bavcic, who is currently playing professionally in Europe. Taylor was selected by the Nets out of Kansas in second round of the 2012 NBA draft. He has appeared in 29 games this seaso...
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NBA Draft 2014: Early Entry List

NBA With the 2013-14 college bask etball season in the books, it's now time for the top players in the country to decide what there next move is. Some players will take their talents to the next level, while others will return to school to hone their skills even more. The following is a running list of players who have officially announced their decision to leave school and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. The NCAA deadline for early entry withdrawl is...
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A year after trade rumors, all is well for LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland

NBA NEW ORLEANS — There was talk, at this time last year, that Portland star LaMarcus Aldridge would rather be elsewhere. Aldridge, 27 at the time, was an All-Star, in the heart of his prime years. The Blazers, though, were a young team still trying to figure out how to remain competitive in the Western Conference. That was the basis for rumors of his unhappiness—the team was starting over, but Aldridge was already fairly advanced in his career. A...
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Finland gets disputed wild card for FIBA tourney

NBA Flying high with the backing of Angry Birds, Finland received a wild card for the World Cup of Basketball on Saturday in a decision criticized for being more about business than basketball. Traditional contenders Brazil, Greece and Turkey drew the other three spots to complete the 24-team field for this summer's tournament in Spain, basketball governing body FIBA announced Saturday at its meeting in Barcelona. The draw is Monday. Greece is ran...
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Rick Adelman expected to retire; final game a Timberwolves loss

NBA Bad news travels fast: Rick Adelman will not return as Minnesota Timberwolves coach, a source told the Minneapolis Star Tribune a day after the NBA season ended. Now attention turns to possible successors, and the newspaper mentioned two college coaches: Michigan State's Tom Izzo and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg. Also mentioned: Flip Saunders, an NBA coaching veteran who is the team's president of basketball operations. Adelman is expected to re...
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David Stern appearance on Letterman's Top 10 won't be his first

NBA NBA commissioner David Stern will present the Top 10 list on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, according to the show's website. Stern, who is set to retire from his position on Feb. 1, can bask in attention at times, as we all have witnessed on past NBA Draft days, where he welcomed boos from the crowd with snide smile. When Stern steps in front of the cameras this week, it won't be the first time he has done the Top 10 on Le...
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Aloha Friday Photo: A view of Ko’olau Mountains

Mahalo to Juli Torres for sharing this great view with us for Aloha Friday Photos. This view from the water shows the rugged, green Ko’olau mountain range. What pretty view of Oahu! Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: A view of Ko’olau Mountains appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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AJ Capital Partners Announces Acquisition of Slieve Donard Resort & Spa

Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners announced today that it has acquired Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland. The property has been acquired from Hastings Hotels, the largest independent hotel operator in Northern Ireland, who has proudly operated the property since 1972. Positioned adjacent to the world-renowned Royal County Down Golf Club, the 181-key hotel will be the first Marine & Lawn Hotels & Resorts property in Northern Ireland and the f...
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Cruise Ships May Be Allowed to Bypass Required Canada Port Call

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has introduced new legislation, the Cruising for Alaska’s Workforce Act.  The legislation was created to provide permanent exemption from the century-old Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA).  Cruise ships that transport passengers to Alaska from the... Read More The post Cruise Ships May Be Allowed to Bypass Required Canada Port Call appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Carnival Mardi Gras Dining Guide to All 22 Restaurants

A cruise on Carnival’s Mardi Gras ensures a party for your tastebuds — after all, you can’t name a ship after one of the world’s most famous festivals and not expect the food to be a celebration.  Carnival Mardi Gras... Read More The post Carnival Mardi Gras Dining Guide to All 22 Restaurants appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Travel Insurance and COVID-19

Travel Insurance and COVID-19 Covid-19 has changed the world in many ways, and that is certainly the case with travel insurance. When the Covid-19 outbreak happened in the spring of 2020, travelers were shocked to learn that their travel insurance policies did not cover Covid-19 as most policies had a clause exempting pandemics. That has all changed, and today travel insurance policies typically cover travel losses due to a Covid-19 infection. Further, as we all know, travel brands responded to...
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Weekly US Hotel Demand Sinks even as Air Travel Rises

U.S. airport security screenings were up, but hotel demand was down in the latest weekly data, particularly in the country’s largest markets and among hotels that typically rely on significant group and corporate business.
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