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Behold the Photographs of John Thomson, the First Western Photographer to Travel Widely Through China (1870s)

In the early 1860s, a few Westerners had seen China — but nearly all of them had seen it for themselves. The still-new medium of photography had yet to make images of everywhere available to viewers everywhere else, which meant an opportunity for traveling practitioners like John Thomson. “The son of a tobacco spinner and shopkeeper,” says BBC.com, ” he was apprenticed to an Edinburgh optical and scientific instrument manufacturer where he learned the basics of photography.” In 1862 Thomson sa...
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Trailblazer of Love

Today is my mother’s birthday. She baked two cakes « in case anyone comes over » my mother is thoughtful of others even on her birthday. Birthdays highlight the time that has passed between one year to the next, There is a tradition in Provence to take one of the lite candles from the birthday cake and to watch it slowly burn down and while it is doing that to reminisce about the year that has passed. When I think of the year that has passed for my mom my heart is full, it hasn’t been as one w...
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Analysis-State investors step up unicorn hunt as valuations swell | Reuters

Analysis-State investors step up unicorn hunt as valuations swell | Reuters Sovereign wealth and public pension funds are piling into venture capital mega-deals beyond Silicon Valley even as frothy valuations raise fears of overheating among a surging number of unicorns.The promise of returns at multiples of equity markets’ has made venture capital increasingly inviting for state-owned investors, while their deep pockets make them enticing backers for cash-hungry start-ups.In the first nine mo...
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Hawaii Supreme Court blocks early inmate release, data shows COVID much more deadly than flu, Hawaii County to consider lodging tax, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Corrections officer at Hawaii jail ©2021 All Hawaii News Hawaii Supreme Court blocks the early release of certain prisoners. The state Supreme Court denied a third request by the office of the Public Defender to release certain classes of prisoners early to help alleviate the crowded conditions that help COVID-19 spread, noting rising inmate vaccination rates and a declining number of infections in Hawaii’s jails and prisons. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Tribune-Herald.Race expanding for ...
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BC FERRIES' SIXTH ISLAND CLASS FERRY EN ROUTE FROM ROMANIA TO VICTORIA, BC

BC Ferries sixth Island Class ferry, pictured above departing Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on October 11, is on its way to British Columbia. Temporarily named Island 6, it is the last in the series of newly built Island Class ferries to join BC Ferries' fleet. The transoceanic voyage will take approximately 60 days, depending on weather. The ship will sail under its own power for approximately 10,700 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean, through the Panama Canal and up the Pacific ...
Tags: Travel, Romania, Panama Canal, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Coast, Victoria BC, Damen Shipyards Galati, BC Ferries, Eat Play Sleep, Columbia Temporarily, Norther America, Point Hope Maritime, Nanaimo Harbour Gabriola Island


Edomae Sushi Yokocho Takeaway, Sydney CBD

Takeaway sushi is a great picnic friendly idea. Edomae Sushi Yokocho stopped their sushi train during COVID-19 but you can order sushi online for takeaway or delivery. It's expensive, tasty and fresh sushi with alcoholic and soft drinks available too.
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Viking Saturn: New Ship & New Itineraries

Viking Saturn: New Ship & New Itineraries Viking announces the Viking Saturn: a new ship & new itineraries for 2023. Viking has been on a tear building new ships. They released two new ships in 2021, another is coming in 2022, and now their 9th ship will debut in 2023. Before we get started, you might enjoy our latest Viking review from when we sailed with them in September: CLICK HERE . Okay, let’s take a peek at their press release and see what all the excitement is about. Viking Saturn: 9t...
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Oil eases on profit taking, demand jitters; stays near highest in years | Reuters

Oil eases on profit taking, demand jitters; stays near highest in years | Reuters Oil prices eased on Wednesday on worries that crude demand growth would slow, which ate into recent gains that had brought prices to multi-year highs in recent sessions.Analysts noted that some traders likely took profits in U.S. crude after West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures hit their highest since October 2014 during the past three sessions.Brent futures fell 24 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $83.18 a barrel, ...
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Partners with UniFocus for Labor Management and Time and Attendance Software

Bethesda, Maryland and Dallas, Texas ( October 13, 2021) -- Curator Hotel & Resort Collection(“Curator”) and UniFocusannounced today a partnership agreement that provides Curator member hotels with access to the industry’s latest capabilities in labor management and time and attendance software to optimize productivity for today’s complex and ever-changing workforces.
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Hotelbeds partners with Experience Hub to showcase Yas IslandHotelbeds partners with Experience Hub to showcase Yas Island

Special rates for accommodation and theme parks
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A federal judge in Texas said United must pause its vaccine mandate for employees seeking a medical or religious exemption

United Airlines A Texas judge told United it must pause its plan to put workers who requested an exemption on leave. The temporary order follows a lawsuit filed by 6 United employees who say the mandate is discriminatory. United defended its policy, saying vaccinations work and most of its US workforce has gotten one. A federal judge in Texas ordered United Airlines to temporarily pause its plan to put unvaccinated workers on leave if they requested a medical or religious exemption from c...
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The Secret To Customer Loyalty | By Shep Hyken

Okay, maybe it’s not the secret, but what I’m about to share with you is one of the secrets. Actually, three secrets.
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Malfunctioning NHS app for Covid vaccine status causes travel delays

Problems accessing Covid pass cause travellers to be turned away from flight and ferryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers have been blocked from boarding flights and ferries for trips abroad after a four-hour outage of England’s NHS app left people unable to access a Covid pass to prove their vaccine status.Hundreds tried to download information that many countries require before departure – including a QR code and details about the jabs they have had – but we...
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Hotelbeds partners with Experience Hub to showcase Yas Island

Special rates for accommodation and theme parks
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Khiri Travel rolls out new Sri Lanka ecotoursKhiri Travel rolls out new Sri Lanka ecotours

Four new itineraries as Sri Lanka lifts quarantine
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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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Islamic Development Bank gets $1.7 billion via sukuk | Reuters

Islamic Development Bank gets $1.7 billion via sukuk | Reuters The Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank on Wednesday sold $1.7 billion in five-year Islamic bonds at 25 basis points over mid-swaps, a bank document showed.The multilateral development bank was expected to raise $1.5 billion through the sukuk sale, another document also from one of the banks on the deal showed earlier.The spread was tightened from initial guidance on Tuesday of around 30 bps over mid-swaps after the sukuk drew mo...
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#UAE economy to grow at 4.9% in 2022 - IIF | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE economy to grow at 4.9% in 2022 - IIF | ZAWYA MENA Edition The UAE economy is rebounding from its deepest downturn in decades as oil prices recover and the country’s accelerated vaccination policy has allowed a broad-based reopening of sectors.In a report on MENA economies, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) said it expects the real GDP growth to pick up to 2.2 percent in 2021 and 4.9 percent in 2022.In September the UAE Central Bank had forecast the economy will grow 2.1 percent...
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Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts President And CEO, John Davison, Announces Retirement, Accepts Appointment To Company Board Of Directors

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today announced that after two decades of service to Four Seasons, President and CEO John Davison, 63, informed the Board of Directors that he intends to retire as President and CEO in 2022. Davison will continue to lead the company until the selection and onboarding of a new CEO is completed next year. The company also announced today that Davison has accepted an appointment to Four Seasons Board of Directors.
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Southwest Airlines' exec says a 'staffing cushion' is needed to avoid further schedule reductions

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Stephen M. Keller/Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines canceled over 3,000 flights in a weekend meltdown, leaving passengers stranded. COO Mike Van de Ven says the airline needs a "staffing cushion" to better prepare for disruptions. Van de Ven warns the company may reduce its winter flight schedule if it cannot find enough workers. Southwest Airlines' COO Mike Van de Ven told employees on Sunday that a "staffing cushion" is needed to prevent further sche...
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IEA World Energy Outlook 2021: Throw Money, But Aim Carefully - Bloomberg

IEA World Energy Outlook 2021: Throw Money, But Aim Carefully - Bloomberg The recent jump in energy prices has been portrayed as an act of retribution by fossil fuels after years of low investment. The International Energy Agency’s latest long-term outlook trumps that: We’re underinvesting in energy, period.Rather than some neglected soul seeking vengeance, the global energy system might better be thought of as a particularly confused, and volatile, tween. It’s a phase we’re all going through ...
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Four Seasons President and CEO, John Davison, Announces Retirement

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today announced that after two decades of service to Four Seasons, President and CEO John Davison, 63, informed the Board of Directors that he intends to retire as President and CEO in 2022. Davison will continue to lead the company until the selection and onboarding of a new CEO is completed next year. The company also announced today that Davison has accepted an appointment to Four Seasons Board of Directors.
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MIDEAST STOCKS #Saudi outperforms major Gulf bourses after IMF forecast | Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS Saudi outperforms major Gulf bourses after IMF forecast | Reuters Most major stock markets in the Gulf were little changed on Wednesday, amid inflation fears, while the Saudi index outperformed the region after the International Monetary Fund raised its economic growth forecast.Investors are worried about the economic slowdown and inflation, which is proving less temporary and could entail central banks to take action earlier than expected, said Wael Makarem, senior market s...
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OPEC trims 2021 demand forecast but says gas price surge could help | Reuters

OPEC trims 2021 demand forecast but says gas price surge could help | Reuters OPEC has trimmed its world oil demand growth forecast for 2021 while maintaining its 2022 view, its monthly report showed on Wednesday, but it said surging natural gas prices could boost demand for oil products as end users switch.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) now expects oil demand to grow by 5.82 million barrels per day, down from 5.96 million bpd in its previous forecast, saying that...
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Oil falls on fears faltering economic growth to hit demand | Reuters

Oil falls on fears faltering economic growth to hit demand | Reuters Oil prices edged down on Wednesday as expectations grew that oil demand growth will fall as inflation and supply chain issues strain major economies, though surging prices for power generation fuel limited losses.Brent crude futures fell 58 cents, or 0.7%, to $82.84 a barrel at 1220 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 48 cents or 0.6% to $80.16 a barrel.Weighing on prices, China, the world's biggest cru...


John Padgett appointed as President of Princess CruisesJohn Padgett appointed as President of Princess Cruises

Padgett was Carnival's Chief Experience and Innovation Office
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