Hawaii recovery slow, drastic changes in Honolulu redistricting, lava buyout program expands, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaiian Airlines at HNL ©2021 All Hawaii NewsDespite Momentum, Hawaiian Airlines Forecast Signals Slow Recovery. In a sign of the challenge Hawaii tourism companies face recovering from the Covid-19 travel drought, Hawaiian Airlines said Tuesday it expects revenue to be down 32% to 37% during the last three months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2019. Civil Beat. Maui Now.Nominations of female judges to Hawaii Circuit Court applauded. Leaders of the state Senate’s Women’s Caucus...
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Media literacy training for Southeast Asian communities

Forty million people in Southeast Asia started using the internet for the first time in 2020. Yet the level of media literacy in the region remains relatively low. Often, people in Southeast Asia lack the skills to interpret the information they encounter online — and efforts to change this have historically been fragmented and under-resourced.As we mark 10 years since UNESCO’s first Global Media and Information Literacy Week, we want to ensure more Southeast Asians — especially first-time users...
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Gigi Foster’s Voices against lockdowns – (10) 27 October 2021

I had published the ninth newsletter here. The 10th newsletter from Gigi Foster, below. Gigi’s newsletters often document issues that are not covered by MSM. So if you can, please share this around. And DO BUY THE BOOK – “THE GREAT COVID PANIC” AND SHARE IT AROUND. AND REVIEW IT ON AMAZON. ==== Dear all, […]
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NorthStar Rails to Trails: Cranbrook to Kimberley by Bike

For those of you who love a dedicated bike trail (albeit a multi-use one), check out the scenic NorthStar Rails to Trails that stretches for 26 kilometres between Cranbrook and Kimberley, British Columbia. Along its length, you are treated to views of the Steeples range, the Purcell range, and pretty St. Mary’s River. Visit in the shoulder season for breathtaking fall colours.  The trail, completed in 2010, is on a former CP railway bed and as such the grade is gentle. The elevation profile is...
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Forex Trading in Dubai

Dubai is a hub of forex trading. The investors in Dubai have turned to forex trading after the fall of real estate market in Dubai. Since then, forex brokers and trading companies have grown in Dubai, attracting local and foreign investors alike. About Forex Trading: Forex trading involves two parties where both the parties exchange […] The post Forex Trading in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Aria Restaurant, Sydney

It has been a while between visits to Aria Restaurant in Sydney and this stalwart of the restaurant scene has seen a couple of chef changes over the last few years. When Laura and I were looking for a quintessential Sydney dining experience to celebrate the end of lockdown we decided to try Aria again. So what is Aria and fine dining like post-lockdown and with a new chef?
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EXCLUSIVE Major gas supplier #Qatar Energy plans 'green' bonds -sources | Reuters

EXCLUSIVE Major gas supplier Qatar Energy plans 'green' bonds -sources | Reuters Qatar Energy, one of the world's top liquefied natural gas (LNG) suppliers, is working on a plan to reinvent itself as environmentally responsible for investors via a framework that will pave the way for it to sell "green" bonds in a deal likely to be worth several billion dollars, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.Qatar Energy is working on establishing an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ...
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Oil drops more than 1% as U.S. stockpiles rise sharply | Reuters

Oil drops more than 1% as U.S. stockpiles rise sharply | Reuters Oil prices fell on Wednesday after U.S. crude oil stockpiles rose more than expected, even as fuel inventories dropped and tanks at the nation's largest storage hub emptied further.The bigger-than-expected rise in U.S. crude stocks gave some investors an impetus to unload long positions after strong gains in recent weeks brought both the Brent and U.S. crude benchmarks to multi-year highs.Brent oil futures ended down $1.82, or 2....
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Chexology Launches ChexPass, the Digital Claim Ticket for Apple Wallet and Google Pay

Chexology, builders of Shark Tank featured CoatChex app, has partnered with Live Nation Entertainment, Big Night Entertainment Group, The Bowery Presents, I.M.P. Concerts and House of Blues to launch ChexPass, the first-ever NFC enabled claim ticket for Apple Wallet and Google Pay. The groundbreaking technology empowers businesses to go contactless at the checkroom and dramatically cut down wait times.
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Spanish Hotel Barometer Q3 2021

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#Saudi Deal With Euroclear to Allow Foreigner Access to Debt - Bloomberg

Saudi Deal With Euroclear to Allow Foreigner Access to Debt - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia reached an agreement with one of the world’s biggest bond clearing systems to settle transactions in its debt market.The deal between the kingdom’s Securities Depository Center Company, known as Edaa, and Brussels-based Euroclear Bank will give foreign investors access to the sukuk and bond market within the Saudi Exchange. Under the terms of an agreement signed at the Future Investment Initiative conference i...
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#Saudi investment min says FDI up 60% this year, excluding Aramco pipeline deal | Reuters

Saudi investment min says FDI up 60% this year, excluding Aramco pipeline deal | Reuters Saudi Arabia's investment minister said on Wednesday foreign direct investment (FDI) had seen a big jump this year, even without Aramco's oil pipeline sale.Minister Khalid al-Falih told an investment conference: "FDI has been fantastic this year ... 60% jump excluding Aramco oil pipeline."Saudi oil producer Aramco (2222.SE) has agreed in April a $12.4 billion deal to sell a 49% stake in its pipelines to a ...
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Ruby Hotels' China JV announces hotel openingsRuby Hotels' China JV announces hotel openings

Rebranded hotels coming to Shanghai, Chengdu and Hangzhou
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Upstart airline Breeze just took home its first Airbus A220 aircraft with business class-style seats that will fly transcontinental and eventually to Europe - see inside

Breeze Airways's first Airbus A220-300. Breeze Airways and Airbus Breeze Airways just took delivery of its first Airbus A220-300 jet, five months after the airline launched. The A220-300 can fly 3,450 nautical miles, opening up transcontinental flights and potential European service. New premium seats will be found onboard with in-seat power also available for all passengers. One of America's newest airlines is celebrating its five-month anniversary with a brand-new plane. Breeze...
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Tripadvisor Content Moderation Transparency Report Reveals New Data in Fight Against Fake Reviews

Tripadvisor, the travel platform trusted by hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide for its traveler reviews, has today published its 2021 Review Transparency Report, revealing in detail the volume of review contributions to the platform in 2020, the impact of COVID-19 on user-generated travel guidance, and the multi-layered approach Tripadvisor takes to ensure reviews posted on its pages comply with the platform’s community standards. It follows the inaugural report published in 2019...
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TechOvation Voting Now Open!

The 2021 TechOvation videos are now online for you to watch! HTNG's TechOvation competition continues to grow year after year, proving to be a valuable award within our industry. This year we are proud to have nineteen participants vying for their product to be named the most innovative technology solution in 2021!
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Brilliant bookstores

The Financial Times has a lovely gallery of "brilliant bookshops", each with a short but substantial caption about its history written by a nominated contributor. Founded in 1879, Blackwell's has been selling books to Oxford students and residents since the first lightbulb was invented. — Read the rest
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Dealing With Angry Customers: Be Sincere When You Apologize | By Shep Hyken

“I’m sorry.” Customers love to hear those important words, especially when they are calling about a problem or have a complaint. I briefly covered this in a recent article (The Five Best Things to Say to an Angry or Upset Customer), but I want to dive into the “I’m sorry” comment a little deeper.
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Hyatt Announces Plans for Grand Hyatt The Red Sea in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with The Red Sea Development Company for a 430-room Grand Hyatt hotel on Shaura Island, the hub of the ambitious Red Sea Project on Saudi Arabia’s west coast. The luxury resort hotel will represent the largest of 11 hotels set to open on the island and will occupy a prime position within this innovative tourist development. Grand Hyatt The Red Sea will be the second Grand Hyat...
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Update on my father’s health – 6

This is an update from the previous one just a week ago – the next steps are now much clearer. Radiation to the brain completed A 5-day course of radiation (cyberknife) to my father’s brain was completed yesterday (26 October) to deal with six cancerous lesions that had started causing significant issues (MRI of the […]
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#SaudiArabia Says in Talks With Car Makers for West Coast Hub - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Says in Talks With Car Makers for West Coast Hub - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia is in talks with auto manufacturers to establish a presence in the kingdom on the West Coast of the kingdom, according to Industry and Mineral Resources Minister Bandar Alkhorayef.There are “a couple of projects” underway for automakers to a establish manufacturing presence in Saudi Arabia, he said in an interview in Riyadh. The King Abdullah Economic City has been chosen as the location for these projects, ...
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#Saudi State Miner Will Spend ‘Huge Amount’ on Battery Metals - Bloomberg video

Saudi State Miner Will Spend ‘Huge Amount’ on Battery Metals - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s state miner said it would start to invest heavily in battery metals, as prices soar with the uptake of electric vehicles and the growth of wind and solar power.“In the next 10 to 20 years we are going to spend huge amount of money looking for those metals in Saudi Arabia,” Abdulaziz Al Harbi, chief executive officer of Maaden, said to Bloomberg Television in Riyadh, when asked about nickel and lithium.Inv...
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Mideast Stocks: Major Gulf bourses in red; Aramco hit $2trln valuation | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Major Gulf bourses in red; Aramco hit $2trln valuation | ZAWYA MENA Edition Major Gulf bourses ended lower on Wednesday as oil prices retreated following a more-than-expected rise in stockpiles, while the Egyptian bourse extended gains.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index fell 0.3%, with petrochemical maker Saudi Basic Industries Corp2010.SE and Al Rajhi Bank losing 1.2% and 0.3%, respectively.The market was in the red amid decreasing oil prices and as investors continue to take thei...
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Teva Pharm Q3 profit misses estimates, to sell $4 bln in bonds | Reuters

Teva Pharm Q3 profit misses estimates, to sell $4 bln in bonds | Reuters Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA.TA) reported third-quarter profit that missed estimates, citing lower North American sales while Huntington’s disease treatment Austedo and migraine product Ajovy continue to show revenue gains.The world's largest generic drugmaker said on Wednesday it earned 59 cents per diluted share excluding one-time items in the July-September period, up from 58 cents a share a year e...
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Oil drops 1% as U.S. stockpiles sap rally | Reuters

Oil drops 1% as U.S. stockpiles sap rally | Reuters Oil prices fell on Wednesday after industry data showed crude oil stockpiles rose more than expected and fuel inventories increased unexpectedly last week in the United States, the world's largest oil consumer.Brent oil futures were down 88 cents, or 1%, to $85.52 a barrel at 1400 GMT after closing at the highest level in seven years on Tuesday.West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were down 76 cents, or 0.9%, at $83.89 after gaining 1.1% in ...
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