Oahu loosens COVID restrictions, HMSA to eliminate hundreds of jobs, state fines Navy $325k for Red Hill fuel leak, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi Oahu to loosen COVID-19 restrictions for large events. Mayor Rick Blangiardi is loosening COVID-19 restrictions in Honolulu, starting with allowing more vaccinated people to gather at indoor and outdoor events, effective Wednesday. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. KITV4. HMSA to eliminate hundreds of positions as it outsources some functions. HMSA President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Mugiishi said the ...
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Hanging Out with This Boylo

                 Related Stories OliviaGabriel Adores OliviaFive Seconds with Gabriel at the Park  [Author: French la Vie]
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o-li-via in French Photo by Chelsea                Related Stories Gabriel Adores OliviaFive Seconds with Gabriel at the ParkThe Pied Piper  [Author: French la Vie]
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Gabriel Adores Olivia

A happy little family. Gabriel adores Olivia.   When Gabriel started to consume solids I would say, "Mmm, mmm, mmm, yummy for the tummy." Gabriel started to say this too, especially when something was extra delicious. He refers to being hungry, or wanting something to eat as, "Yum". When Gabriel first saw his mother he let out a giggle, nearly leaping out of his father's arms to get to his mother and his sister. He was very aware that a baby was coming referring to her as Papilotte. After he ...
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Someone was Born Today

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You Know What I Am Going to Post

  As one can imagine I am gaga over this new little person. When comparing the two loves One seems extra tiny and the other oversize. Everyone is doing well. Olivia was born in a bathtub at a natural birthing clinic in Paris where Gabriel was born. Chelsea's birth story can be summed up like this: Fast, painless, unless you count two contractions hard, came home a few hours later, and hasn't missed a beat.   Four days old.                  Related Stories Hanging Out with This BoyloOliviaGa...
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Meanwhile Sacha was Working on a Documentary

        Sacha worked on a documentary, though I cannot say much more than that. He went to Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. These are a handful of photos he shared on his instagram. His energy and longing to work in cinema is a reality. How often do we get to do  what we love and be good at it? As the saying goes, "When your children are happy you are happy too." ___ Let's stay in touch with what brings us joy!                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Notre Dame Report by "The Curbed"

My cousin Joan sent me this article. I hope you will enjoy it.   The Curbed ——    Text Shawn Mc Creesh by Photos by Greg Khan   “I started getting calls as soon as the fire was put out,” said Rick Brown, standing on the lawn at Catholic University the other day. Brown and his wife, Laura, are the co-founders of Handshouse Studio, an educational nonprofit that replicates large historical objects using the precise techniques with which they were built. In 2011, he led a trip to Poland to rebui...
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Boeing is upping production of its 737 MAX cash cow despite Chinese airlines still not being allowed to accept deliveries

Boeing 737 MAX BlueBarronPhoto/Shutterstock Boeing announced it is upping the production of its 737 MAX jet from 19 planes per month to 31 planes per month in early 2022. The manufacturer is moving forward with the goal despite China, one of its biggest buyers, still grounding the plane. Boeing would need to deliver over 500 MAX aircraft in 2022 to meet its goals, according to an aviation analyst. Boeing is upping the production of its 737 MAX aircraft from 19 a month to an ambitious 31 a ...
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Auckland, closed to the world by Covid, tops Lonely Planet’s list of best cities to visit

New Zealanders react with amusement at travel guide’s optimistic ranking for 2022In further evidence that we all want what we cannot have, Auckland has taken out the top spot in Lonely Planet’s “best cities to visit” rankings – despite currently being in lockdown, the centre of a Covid outbreak, and off-limits to both the rest of the country and the world.The announcement generated some amusement in New Zealand, given anyone who now attempts to visit the locked-down city risks being slapped with...
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A blue-eyed Tokyo host in the darkness and light

Some days are still really quite warm, but there’s finally a genuine sense of autumn in Tokyo, and along with more comfortable temperatures comes some truly wonderful light. The angle and intensity of it is mercifully a world away from that of the summer, so once again it allows for photos like the capture below. The man, along with the contrast of light and shadow, reminded me of a documentary I’ve mentioned on Tokyo Times before, The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief. A film ...
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Oil Eases as Investors Weigh U.S. Stockpiles, Iranian Outlook - Bloomberg

Oil Eases as Investors Weigh U.S. Stockpiles, Iranian Outlook - Bloomberg PRICES:West Texas Intermediate crude for December delivery rose 15 cents to settle at $82.81 a barrel in New YorkBrent for December settlement fell 26 cents to settle at $84.32 a barrel Oil eked out a gain with OPEC and its allies expecting a tighter global oil market in the fourth quarter. Futures in New York closed higher by 0.2% on Thursday, erasing earlier losses. World oil inventories will decline by a...
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Avelo Airlines is launching 6 new routes this winter as it continues to expand on both coasts - see the full list

An Avelo Airlines Boeing 737-800. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo Air Avelo Airlines is launching six new routes to popular vacation destinations this winter. The young airline is starting operations in Florida out of its new East Coast base on November 3. Avelo's network expansion comes as airlines continue to see an uptick in holiday bookings. New low-cost carrier Avelo Airlines is expanding its route network with six new destinations this winter, including beach and ski destina...
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DELICIOUS TikTok Salmon Rice Bowl!

TikTok's Salmon Bowl is one of tastiest, simplest and most versatile lunch or dinner recipes! Leftover rice and salmon are mixed with avocado, seasonings and served with crispy Korean seaweed for the most delicious and quick meal! This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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Aina Lani Hikes: safe, guided exploring

The completion of improvements to the Koko Crater Stairs hiking trail made headlines in the local news media last week. It has become a popular hike for residents and visitors over the past few years. High traffic had degraded the trail, which is made of railroad ties. The trail is much safer now thanks in […] The post Aina Lani Hikes: safe, guided exploring appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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More photos with the great colors of Autumn. Pere Lachaise Cemetery. A tomb in Autumn. Mums in Pere Lachaise. An Autumn display seen in Provence. A river at sunset in Provence.
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Delta is introducing hands-free facial recognition technology to quicken the security process ahead of the busy holiday season - see how it works

Delta facial recognition technology Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines is launching facial recognition technology at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The program will be offered to Delta's TSA PreCheck passengers traveling domestically from Atlanta. The technology will allow passengers to check luggage, pass through security, and board the aircraft hands-free. The US is reopening its borders to fully vaccinated travelers on November 8 and airlines are preparing for th...
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Chinese travel to Thailand unlikely until late 2022Chinese travel to Thailand unlikely until late 2022

No indication Chinese will be allowed overseas for several months
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Cora Cora Maldives launches new guest appCora Cora Maldives launches new guest app

In-app booking for spa treatments, activities
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#SaudiArabia in talks with automakers on plant plans, minister says | Reuters

Saudi Arabia in talks with automakers on plant plans, minister says | Reuters Saudi Arabia is in talks with several carmakers about manufacturing in the country, Saudi Investment Minister Khalid al-Falih told Reuters, with an announcement expected this year.The discussions are part of plans to attract foreign investment to support the transformation of Saudi Arabia's economy and diversify it away from oil."A car manufacturer will be announced before year-end, and following that there will be a...
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Oil hits two-week low on Iran talks resuming, U.S. crude build | Reuters

Oil hits two-week low on Iran talks resuming, U.S. crude build | Reuters Oil prices fell about 1% to their lowest in two weeks on Thursday after Iran said talks with world powers on its nuclear programme would resume by the end of November and on rising U.S. crude inventories.Brent crude was $1.06, or 1.2%, lower at $83.52 a barrel by 12:31 p.m ET (1631 GMT), having hit a two-week low of $82.32 earlier in the session and falling 2.1% on Wednesday.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell 7...
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FAA let American Airlines fly planes that shouldn't have been considered airworthy after maintenance oversight lapses, DoT investigation finds

An American Airlines pilot. COOPER NEILL/AFP/Getty A DOT report says the FAA "lacks effective oversight" of American Airlines' maintenance safety programs. As a result, the airline flew planes that should not have been considered airworthy. The Federal Aviation Administration "lacks effective oversight" of American Airlines' maintenance safety programs, the US Department of Transportation reported on Friday, and as a result the airline flew aircraft that should not have been consid...
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Leader in Group Sales Data Insights Launches Knowland Academy

Knowland, the world’s leading provider of data-as-a-service insights on meetings and events for hospitality, today launched Knowland Academy, a new way for customers to learn its platform, quickly, easily and in a self-paced environment. Visit to see the user portal.
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GlobalFoundries shares open flat on Nasdaq debut, valuing chipmaker at $26 bln | Reuters

Shares of GlobalFoundries Inc (GFS.O), which is owned by Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co, opened flat on Nasdaq on Thursday, giving the chipmaker a market capitalization of about $26 billion.GlobalFoundries priced its IPO, which is the third largest in the United States so far this year, at $47 a share. Only South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang and ride hailing company Didi Global have had larger stock market floats this year.GlobalFoundries, which disclosed a 13% r...
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EIG shortlisted as possible buyer for Aramco gas pipelines - sources | Reuters

EIG shortlisted as possible buyer for Aramco gas pipelines - sources | Reuters U.S.-based energy investor EIG has been shortlisted as a potential buyer of Saudi Aramco's gas pipelines, part of a sale that could exceed $17 billion and is likely to be completed later this year, three sources familiar with the matter said.Aramco (2222.SE) is looking to sell a significant minority stake in its gas pipelines, other sources have previously said.In addition to EIG, private equity firms such Apollo co...
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Mideast Stocks: Major Gulf bourses end mixed; Egypt outperforms | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Major Gulf bourses end mixed; Egypt outperforms | ZAWYA MENA Edition Major stock markets in the Gulf ended mixed on Thursday, with the Saudi index extending losses, while the Egyptian bourse outperformed the region as investors await central bank's decision on interest rate.Market sentiment remains mixed as the earnings season continues to produce good results while concerns about inflation levels cloud expectations, said Wael Makarem, senior market strategist at Exness.Oil pri...
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 23 October

U.S. hotel occupancy dipped a percentage point week over week, while room rates rose slightly, according to STR‘s latest data through 23 October.
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