Experts tell House committee time to open Hawaii, UH to require employee vaccinations, mayor denies permit for Mandate Free Maui Unity March, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Tourist at Waikiki ©2021 All Hawaii NewsPressure mounts on Gov. David Ige to ease COVID-19 restrictions. But Ige, known for his cautious approach, doesn’t seem ready to announce that Hawaii is fully open for visitors, just yet. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald. Garden Island. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Potential extension of Hawaii homeless program being considered by lawmakers. Enacted in 2018, state legislation requires the creation of a minimum of six Ohana Zone program proje...
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Even This is Different in France

    Colors are the same, Money is in Euros, Rules and format the same, Names of properties French streets and train stations. Yann and I have been playing after dinner it takes less than an hour for one of us to win. We are tied. Luck still has plenty to do with it. When is the last time you played a board game?                 [Author: French la Vie]
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Stay in Rimini for 1 Euro Per Night…But There’s a Really Big Catch

A hotel deal for our dystopian digital age
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The Eiffel Tower was lit up in pink for Breast Cancer awareness. I saw photos, did a little research and foolishly thought it would be pink the whole month of October. I was wrong. I did get some night photos, just not in pink. Included are some day photos when I had an appointment in the area. Here’s the moon crossing the Seine. The moon as I near Trocadero. Here she is along with quite a few people. Day time shot. There are doing a ton of renovation to it so I try to ...
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SPOOKY Pentagram Pies!

These Halloween Pentagram pies are spooky and creepy-licious! Shortcrust pastry cases are filled with a delicious fruit mixture with apples and strawberries with a shortcrust pastry pentagram design on the top. Dare I say they're cute and creepy at the same time. Just beware of opening yourself up to the dark side!
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Southwest says it still plans to implement its employee vaccine mandate, citing federal rules that trump the Texas governor's blanket ban

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Carrington Tatum/Shutterstock, Stewart F. House/Stringer/Getty Images Southwest Airlines plans to keep its vaccine mandate despite the Texas governor's executive order. President Biden's federal vaccine requirement supersedes state law, according to the carrier. Southwest said that to remain a government contractor, it must comply with the president's mandate. Southwest Airlines said it will comply with President Joe Biden'...
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#UAE Approves Four-Year Federal Budget Focused on Social Spending - Bloomberg

UAE Approves Four-Year Federal Budget Focused on Social Spending - Bloomberg The United Arab Emirates approved its federal budget to 2026 and focused most of next year’s spending on social benefits and development. The Gulf country approved a total of 58.9 billion dirhams ($16 billion) of spending in 2022, nearly the same as last year. Most of the spending is going to development and social benefits, according to the state-run WAM news agency. Nearly 16% will go to higher education, 6% to soc...
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#Saudi energy minister to discuss energy cooperation with Britain - cabinet | Reuters

Saudi energy minister to discuss energy cooperation with Britain - cabinet | Reuters Saudi Arabia's energy minister will discuss with Britain a cooperation agreement in the energy field, a cabinet statement said on Tuesday without providing further details. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Oil steadies after energy crunch stirs up volatility | Reuters

Oil steadies after energy crunch stirs up volatility | Reuters Oil prices steadied after whipsawing in a volatile session on Tuesday, as traders weighed the effect that higher energy costs could have on the global economic recovery.Brent crude fell 23 cents to settle at $83.42 a barrel, after trading from a high of $84.23 to a low of $82.72. On Monday, the global benchmark hit $84.60, its highest since October 2018.U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures (WTI) ended 12 cents higher at $80.6...
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Fiji set to begin quarantine-free travel from DecemberFiji set to begin quarantine-free travel from December

Available for fully-jabbed travellers from selected countries
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IMF increases #Saudi 2021 growth forecast slightly | ZAWYA MENA Edition

IMF increases Saudi 2021 growth forecast slightly | ZAWYA MENA Edition The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Saudi Arabia, the biggest Arab economy, to post 2.8% economic growth this year, it said on Tuesday.In July it had forecast 2.4% gross domestic product growth for 2021. Saudi growth for next year is seen at 4.8%, the IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook, keeping unchanged its previous forecast.Saudi Arabia's economy contracted by 4.8% last year amid the twin shocks of th...
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#Saudi Mining Plan Gets $3 Billion EV Boost From Australian Firm - Bloomberg

Saudi Mining Plan Gets $3 Billion EV Boost From Australian Firm - Bloomberg An Australian company plans to invest $3 billion in Saudi Arabia in a bet on the metals used in batteries for electric vehicles.EV Metals Group Plc’s spending will be on building plants to process minerals including lithium and nickel, and later expand into exploring for the battery metals, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Michael Naylor said. It would be one of the first major deals since Saudi Arabia pas...
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Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index rose 5.2% in September

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index rose 5.2% in September to a level of 5,167. Year to date through the first nine months of 2021, the stock index was up 13.0%.
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MIDEAST STOCKS Major stock markets track oil prices higher | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Major stock markets track oil prices higher | Reuters Major stock markets in the Gulf rose on Tuesday with higher oil prices, with the Abu Dhabi index extending gains for a third consecutive session.Oil headed towards $84 a barrel and was within sight of a three-year high as a rebound in global demand contributes to energy shortages in big economies such as China.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) finished 0.3% higher, led by a 0.8% gain in Al Rajhi Bank (1120.SE) and a ...
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International Careers: Why you Should Study Abroad?

If you are considering to study abroad, this article aims to explain what you should consider when choosing a study abroad country, program and university:
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Expedia releases 2022 travel hacks including the best time to book airfare and hotels

SEATTLE, - Today Expedia® released its seventh annual report in partnership with Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) revealing travel hacks including the best time to book airfare, when to travel and other tips to help travelers navigate booking a vacation in 2022. The insights arrive just in time, as research conducted by the online travel brand found that one in five Americans are seeking savings tips and more than a third (38%) are willing to be flexible with their travel plans in ord...
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ACWA Power IPO, Quote: Saudi Arabia IPO Stock Sinks on Riyadh Exchange - Bloomberg

ACWA Power IPO, Quote: Saudi Arabia IPO Stock Sinks on Riyadh Exchange - Bloomberg ACWA Power International slumped as much as 10% on its second day as a listed company, giving up some gains from a debut that saw the stock surge by the daily limit. Shares in the utility closed down 8.4% at 66.7 riyals ($17.78) on Tuesday. All six companies that have listed in the kingdom this year have surged on opening day, but ACWA is the first that hasn’t been able to carry the momentum into a se...
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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Plans to Double Its Global Resort Portfolio Over the Next Five Years by Debuting in the World’s Most Glamorous Destinations

Solidifying St. Regis Hotels & Resorts’ position as a leader in luxury, the iconic brand expects to expand its existing portfolio of 15 curated resorts with plans to debut eleven new enchanted escapes by 2025 in some of the world’s most coveted leisure destinations, including locales most desired by the next generation of luxury travelers within the Caribbean, North America, North Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific. St. Regis has 49 open hotels and resorts today, with 29 hotels and reso...
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TraknProtect Raises the Bar on Hotel Staff Safety and Operational Efficiency by Showcasing the Latest in Location-based technologies at HITEC Dallas

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, Oct. 12, 2021 —Real-time location technology provider TraknProtect is honored to have participated at this year’s HITEC with the goal to empower attendees with the vital insight needed to deliver the heightened security and operational efficiency that today’s hotel guests and employees increasingly expect. TraknProtect representatives were on hand to provide visitors with first-hand demonstrations on the latest capabilities that advanced location-based technologies can ...
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CBRE Updates U.S. Lodging Forecast to Further Account for Delta Variant’s Impacts

DALLAS - The COVID-19 Delta variant’s emergence and spread has hampered plans for group and business travel this fall and winter, spurring CBRE Hotels Research to temper its expectations in September 2021 for Q4 2021 U.S. lodging performance on a national basis. CBRE’s tempered outlook extends into 2022, given the likelihood that corporate travel budgets will remain constrained next year. Earlier this year, the lodging outlook had been brighter due to strong leisure demand boosting summe...
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Eagle Island Sea Kayaking Shore Excursion in Ketchikan

We awakened to a sunny day in Ketchikan, the last port on our Majestic Princess Alaska cruise. One of the rainiest cities in the state, was a treat to see sunshine. Especially a treat, since my husband and I chose... Read More The post Eagle Island Sea Kayaking Shore Excursion in Ketchikan appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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#AbuDhabi launches 5 billion dirham IPO fund -media office | Reuters

Abu Dhabi launches 5 billion dirham IPO fund -media office | Reuters Abu Dhabi's Supreme Council for Financial and Economic Affairs on Tuesday launched a 5 billion dirham ($1.4 billion) IPO fund to strengthen the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) as a leading stock market, the emirate's media office said in a tweet.The IPO fund will invest in five to 10 private companies per year, with a focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It will have a target ticket size of between 10% and 40% of...
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#SaudiArabia to ask foreign energy companies to up domestic input to 70%- sources | Reuters

Saudi Arabia to ask foreign energy companies to up domestic input to 70%- sources | Reuters Saudi Arabia will require foreign firms working in the energy sector, including petrochemicals and water desalination, to boost local input to at least 70% in order to secure government contracts, three sources familiar with the matter said.Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman discussed the plan to increase domestic input with local and international energy executives at a gathering in the Easter...
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"[Iohan] Gueorguiev made his name overcoming challenges hurled at his body and spirit. He was a star in the world of 'bikepacking'..."

"... long-distance bike travel conducted off main roads. Calling himself the Bike Wanderer, he stood out for his Beatnik-like romanticism about the open road, in contrast to the competitiveness of many bike jocks and gear heads.... [H]e spent from April 2014 to March 2020 biking from the Canadian Arctic Circle to its South American antipode, the icy mountains and valleys of Patagonia.... He shot his videos with a simple GoPro camera charged by a portable solar panel.... Headwinds on desert plain...
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Marriott International and Howard University to Address Racial Equity in the Hospitality Industry

Today, Marriott International, Inc. and Howard University announced the inaugural Howard Hospitality Week, an event beginning October 25 that will bring together the Howard community and hospitality leaders to discuss the need for more diverse and equitable opportunities within the hospitality industry. Over the course of five days, students, members of the faculty and industry leaders will gather on Howard’s historic campus in Washington, D.C. to tackle key hospitality business, leadersh...
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The Grand Resort to Transform Guest Experience with INTELITY Platform

INTELITY®, the developer of hospitality’s most comprehensive guest experience and staff operations platform, announced today a new deal with The Grand Resort in Warren, Ohio. The Midwestern destination resort, well regarded for its high standards, will deliver contactless service for guests through a branded mobile app with robust capabilities including mobile check-in and mobile key.
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