Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG)is the recipient of a $100 million transitional gift to support the creation of a new building in downtown Vancouver. The Audain Foundation's gift is the largest single cash gift to a Canadian art gallery and comes at a time when the VAG is celebrating its 90th anniversary.  The new Vancouver Art Gallery at the Chan Centre for the Visual Arts will be located between Cambie and Beatty streets, with a front entrance on Georgia Street. It will include more than 80,000 ...
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Auditor's work papers protected, Maui ex-police officer gets prison time for soliciting sex for ticket fixing, Honolulu police defend arresting 10-year-old, keiki get vaccinated, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

  Hawaii Auditor Les KondoJudge rules to keep Hawaii state auditor’s ‘work papers’ confidential. Both state auditor Les Kondo and the chairwoman of a special House committee investigating Kondo’s handling of two critical audits of state land management could claim partial victories after their dispute over subpoenas and “confidential work papers” went to Circuit Court on Wednesday. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii unemployment offices to reopen Dec. 1 with limited hours. Hawaii’s unemp...
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My recommendation to my children: LEAVE. NOW! As soon as possible.

My FB post: My recommendation to my children: LEAVE. NOW! As soon as possible. I brought them to Australia 21 years ago hoping this country will be good for their future. But I was VERY wrong. Australia may or may not be recoverable as a Western civilisation nation anymore – that’s my fight but it […]
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Marriott International Signs Agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to Bring St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and EDITION to Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project

Marriott International, Inc. today announced it has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to develop two luxury hotels as part of the highly-anticipated Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia. The St. Regis Red Sea Resort and The Red Sea EDITION are expected to further enhance Marriott International’s footprint across the Kingdom where it currently has a portfolio of over 30 properties with more than 9,000 rooms across ten brands.
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Accor becomes an official partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet and Chairman and CEO of the Accor Group Sébastien Bazin announced a partnership between Paris 2024 and Accor at the Destination France Summit, which took place today in Paris and was attended by the French President Emmanuel Macron. Accor, a leading global hotel group and the largest hotel operator in France, thereby becomes an official partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. Accredited personnel will enjoy the full extent of Accor’s sav...
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I went out one night with friends for dinner at an Indian restaurant. I was surprised when we arrived to find a very opulent place with white table clothes and waiters with ties. Isn’t that lovely? My chicken dish. I can’t remember the name but it was very good. Cocktail maison. Yummy. A very good dessert. This huge container was filled with real roses.
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A terrifically askew row of old Tokyo houses

This compact row of old Tokyo houses stops me in my tracks every time I see it, and while far more ramshackle and on a much smaller scale, it somehow always reminds me of Edward Hopper’s Early Sunday Morning. With that in mind, my hope has always been to capture a lone, suitably Hopper-like figure looking out of a window. Frustratingly that still hasn’t happened, but a resident stood in her doorway will definitely do for now.
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Tripadvisor Signs Letter of Intent to Engage in €2 million Promotional Collaboration with Atout, France's National Tourism Development Agency

NEEDHAM - Tripadvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), the largest travel guidance platform in the world, today announced it has signed a letter of intent to engage in a promotional collaboration with Atout France, the French tourism development agency leading the country's post-pandemic travel and hospitality recovery efforts. The deal announcement follows Tripadvisor CEO and co-founder, Stephen Kaufer, meeting in Paris on November 4th with Atout CEO, Caroline Leboucher, during the Destination Franc...
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How to work part time in Dubai

Dubai expats are always looking to increase their means of earning and part time jobs are a great way to do that. There are plenty of part time and freelance opportunities in Dubai. However, do note that you have to follow certain rules and guidelines in order to work part time in Dubai. How to […] The post How to work part time in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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EASIEST Ever Apple Cake!

This easy apple cake is simplicity itself. It's great for those low effort days or days in which you don't have time but you want something wholesome and delicious. It requires nothing more than a bowl and whisk or spoon to mix together You can use fresh apples or tinned apples-both work well in this and it lasts for days. Just heat it up and serve it with some cream or ice cream for the best standby apple cake!
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Tambourine to Speak on Success of Wedding Amplifier at the 2021 Wedding MBA Convention

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Tambourine, the Fort Lauderdale-headquartered digital marketing technology company serving hotels, resorts, and tourism destinations worldwide, is set to take the stage at the 2021 Wedding MBA Convention from November 8-10, 2021 to speak on the success of its Wedding Amplifier—a-first-of-its-kind product uniquely combining strategy and storytelling to increase event bookings.
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#Dubai’s Bourse Reform Gives Edge to Bellwether Developer Emaar - Bloomberg

Dubai’s Bourse Reform Gives Edge to Bellwether Developer Emaar - Bloomberg Dubai’s bellwether property developer is shaping up to be a beneficiary of a series of reforms of the city’s bourse.Emaar Properties PJSC shares have soared nearly 20% over the past week, with the highest volume traded in more than a decade, after Dubai unveiled a series of moves to boost liquidity on its stock exchange.The real estate firm’s market capitalization has now caught up with rival Aldar Properties PJSC in Ab...
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Malaysia’s 1MBD Gets Go-Ahead to Pursue #AbuDhabi in U.K. Court - Bloomberg

Malaysia’s 1MBD Gets Go-Ahead to Pursue Abu Dhabi in U.K. Court - Bloomberg Malaysia was given the go-ahead by a London judge to continue its pursuit against Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund for its role in the multi billion-dollar 1MDB scandal.Malaysia’s government challenged a 2017 arbitration settlement between the two sides in the U.K., arguing that Abu Dhabi state-owned International Petroleum Investment Co. and Aabar Investments were aware of fraud allegations against former Prime Minis...
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Oil prices sink, reversing gains as #Saudi TV reports looming output rise | Reuters

Oil prices sink, reversing gains as Saudi TV reports looming output rise | Reuters Oil prices sank on Thursday, reversing earlier gains in a volatile session after a report that Saudi Arabia's oil output will soon surpass 10 million barrels per day for the first time since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.The report, from Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV, came after the nation, along with other Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, agreed to stick to previously agreed u...
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#Saudi Wealth Fund Moves Step Closer to Direct China Stock Deals - Bloomberg

Saudi Wealth Fund Moves Step Closer to Direct China Stock Deals - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund may be poised to start making major investments in Chinese companies, after so far mostly limiting its overseas holdings to the U.S. and Europe.The $450 billion Public Investment Fund has applied for a Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor license in China, according to information published on the website of the country’s top securities regulator. That will give it the ability t...
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OPEC+ rebuffs U.S. calls for speedier oil output increases | Reuters

OPEC+ rebuffs U.S. calls for speedier oil output increases | Reuters OPEC and its allies agreed at a meeting on Thursday to stick to plans to raise oil output by 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) from December, despite calls from the United States for extra supply to cool rising prices.The White House said Washington would consider a full range of tools at its disposal to guarantee access to affordable energy.All oil producers suffered a drop in income during the COVID-19 pandemic and as demand re...
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FAA sent 37 of the 'most egregious' unruly passenger cases to the FBI for criminal review

Photo by Bob Riha/WireImage The FAA has sent 37 cases of unruly airline passenger behavior to the Justice Department for criminal prosecution. The agencies said cases where "evidence supports criminal review" are referred to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FAA has received over 5,000 unruly passenger reports since the beginning of the year. The Federal Aviation Administration has sent 37 of the "most egregious" unruly passenger cases to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for cri...
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GlobalFoundries (GFS) Hopes to Turn Profit Amid Chip Shortage - Bloomberg

GlobalFoundries (GFS) Hopes to Turn Profit Amid Chip Shortage - Bloomberg When Apple Inc. reported its most recent quarterly earnings, it said that revenue was $6 billion less than it could have been because it couldn’t get all the chips it needed and that the current quarter would be even worse. In doing so, it was revealing not only that the global semiconductor shortage was affecting one of the world’s most valuable companies, but also how it did so.Apple’s devices famously use cutting-...
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Revision to the international travel requirements to Hawaii

Yesterday, we shared the news about Hawaii’s plans to welcome international travelers starting November 8, 2021. As part of that, we shared significant portions of Governor Ige’s press release. After our article was published and released via our email service, Ige made a significant revision to his press release. The revision relates to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens who travel directly to Hawaii from an international destination. In addition to providing proof of vaccination they must also pr...
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ProfitSword and Tripleseat Partner to Provide Hotels With Seamless Data Intelligence Over Catering and Group Sales

ProfitSword, a premier developer of business intelligence and data integration software, has today announced the finalizing of a strategic partnership with Tripleseat, a leading innovator of fully comprehensive group sales and catering technology for the hospitality industry. The integration between both companies notably comes at a time when events and group bookings are rebounding, and provides hoteliers with robust business intelligence abilities to ensure sales strategy alignment for ...
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Sarah Jessica Parker hosts Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment (and closet) on Airbnb

In celebration of the upcoming release of the HBO Max Original And Just Like That..., the highly-anticipated new chapter of Sex and the City, the award-winning actress and producer is opening the doors to Carrie Bradshaw’s New York City brownstone, in partnership with Airbnb and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Hopeless romantics can sip Cosmopolitans, type pensively at their laptop and chat with friends on a circa-2000 cordless phone at Carrie’s Upper East Side apartment. For the first t...
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 30 October

As anticipated ahead of Halloween, U.S. hotel performance fell week over week, according to STR‘s latest data through 30 October.
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IHG Hotels & Resorts enhances hybrid meetings offering across Europe in partnership with technology expert Weframe

Building on IHG’s leading Meet with Confidence Programme, the new partnership with WeFrame will offer enhanced technology for hosting virtual and hybrid meetings at 18 IHG Hotels & Resorts in Germany and 6 Hotels in Benelux, with more hotels to be added in future.
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Lions Gathering in Kingston Ontario at Jakk Tuesdays Pub...

By-law officials and other associated jack booted types are going all in with their efforts to have Kelly Hale violate both Canadian and Ontario law.  They want Jakk Tuesdays, a west end Kingston Pub on Progress Avenue, to require patrons to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination in order to patraonize the establishment.  But Kelly is refusing to back down.  Not only does this violate Ontario Human Rights legislation, it goes against Privacy Laws to say nothing of the Constitution, Charter of Rights...
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Southwest Airlines paints state flags on its aircraft - take a look

Southwest Airlines state flag liveries Southwest Airlines/Southwest Airlines Southwest painted 12 aircraft with special state flags liveries to honor the destinations it serves. The painting can cost $50,000 to $300,000, and more intricate plane designs are more expensive. The job takes 12 days to complete, according to Southwest. Southwest Airlines is the country's largest domestic carrier and celebrated its 50-year anniversary in June. The company prides itself on its history, strong...
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Four Seasons Resort Maui At Wailea Launches 31st Annual Virtual Day Of Hope Run/walk

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea announces the 31st Annual Day of Hope Run/Walk, with proceeds benefitting Pacific Cancer Foundation, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, and American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge. Following a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Resort has reimagined the fundraiser, with safety top of mind. This year, a virtual 5K and 10K run/walk and streamed ceremonies will allow participants worldwide to be a part of the Resort’s tradition.
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Mideast Stocks: #AbuDhabi leads most Gulf bourses higher; Egypt retreats | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Most major stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Thursday, with the Abu Dhabi index leading the gains, while the Egyptian bourse retreated on profit-taking.In Abu Dhabi, the index gained 0.6%, within sight of record high, with telecoms firm Etisalat advancing 1.1% and First Abu Dhabi Bank, the country's largest lender, closing 0.6% higher.Abu Dhabi's stock exchange, the Gulf's best performer this year, launched a derivatives market on Thursday which allows trading in single equity futures of...
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Hilton Global Trends Report Unpacks Surprising Ways the Pandemic Changed People, Profiles Expected 2022 Traveler Passions

There is no doubt that the pandemic modified travel – but that’s just part of the story. Today, Hilton released a global trends report unpacking how the pandemic changed people. “The 2022 Traveler: Emerging Trends and the Redefined Traveler, a Report from Hilton” – dives into an important truth: in two years, people’s lives were dramatically altered and that radically changed people.
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Hyatt Reports Third-Quarter 2021 Results

CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation ("Hyatt" or the "Company") (NYSE: H) today reported third-quarter 2021 financial results. Net income attributable to Hyatt was $120 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss attributable to Hyatt of $161 million, or $1.59 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020. Adjusted net income attributable to Hyatt was $241 million, or $2.31 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021, compared to Adjusted ...
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At Ian Schrager's PUBLIC Hotel, cutting corners isn't an option

At a time when the hotel industry is desperately trying to revive itself, hotel visionary Ian Schrager said it is a mistake to reduce the quality of service through cost-saving measures.
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