United will stop flying to 11 US cities indefinitely - see the full list

United Express aircraft William Howard/Shutterstock United Airlines is dropping 11 routes to small cities from its hubs in Houston, Denver, and Chicago. The small communities are getting cut "due to changes in the long-term sustainability," according to United. Delta and American have also stopped service to a handful of small, low-demand markets since the pandemic. United Airlines is dropping 11 small US cities from its network as regional routes continue to feel the lingering impact of t...
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Mashreq’s Q3 profit rises on strong capital and liquidity

Mashreq’s Q3 profit rises on strong capital and liquidity Mashreq, the Dubai lender controlled by the Al Ghurair family, posted a higher profit during the third quarter of this year, underpinned by a strong capital and liquidity position.The company declared a net profit of Dh180m ($50m) in three months to the end of September, compared to a net loss of Dh183m during the same period last year, the lender said in a statement to the Dubai Financial Market, where its shares are traded. It was mor...
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Ala Wai project back on the table, legislative leaders want to curb governor's emergency powers, assaults on nurses worry union, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kayaks on the Ala Wai ©2021 All Hawaii News Ala Wai project back on the table to develop a new flood risk management plan. A new plan for the controversial Ala Wai Flood Risk Management project won’t emerge until at least 2023. However, on Wednesday, the first of a series of virtual public meetings will restart the clock on the two-decades-old project. Star-Advertiser.Citing COVID response, legislative leaders push to curb governor’s emergency powers. As the pandemic drags on, along with ...
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What One Can Find at the Brocante

  What you can find at the brocante  if truth be told is pure delight the possibilities are endless and surprising. There are miles and miles of fairs and stacks of boxes and places to go all over France. The list of things one can find is from simple everyday pieces to the rare and unusual and often at an affordable price. A great way to see France and learn about its culture and history is to go to the brocante.     The brocante never ceases to amaze me even if I am a bit jaded by certain...
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Europe Hotel Pipeline Update

During “normal” years, hotel development delays are common due to construction problems, permit issues, or some other minor situation solved by bumping an opening date. In these “pandemic years,” plenty of opening delays have also come from hotels unwilling or unable to operate amid lockdown restrictions or find adequate staffing to service a property during its ramp-up.
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Davidson Hospitality Group Adds Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel to Management Portfolio

Davidson Hospitality Group announces the signing of Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. to be operated under the company’s Davidson Resorts operating vertical. A year-round playground in the West Coast’s premier ski destination, the 399-suite landmark resort is situated at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Sierra Nevada, steps from the Heavenly Gondola and within moments of hiking, biking, lake activities, golf and world-class entertainment.
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Middle East Q3 2021 Hotel Performance Update

Several countries in the Middle East have been racing ahead of the rest of the world in vaccination rollout. The United Arab Emirates is a prime example with more than 86% of its population fully vaccinated as of 25 October 2021, according to Our World in Data.
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Thompson Hotels Unveils Immersive Experiences Curated by Emerging Creatives Through New ‘Culture Lives Here’ Campaign

CHICAGO - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today introduces Culture Lives Here, the Thompson Hotels brand’s new campaign that celebrates the brand’s passion for elevating noteworthy and emerging creatives, dubbed ‘culture shifters.’ Taking place at 13 Thompson Hotels via creative local collaborations in tandem with the brand’s 20th anniversary, this campaign recognizes the abundance of creativity that influences today’s cultural landscape by curating cultural experiences that connect ho...
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25 Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

As the largest city in Atlantic Canada, Halifax has loads to offer the visitor, especially with its location adjacent to one of the largest and deepest ice-free harbours in the world. What that means for water lovers is that you can easily access the Atlantic Ocean and beaches galore, along with loads of interesting attractions, activities, amazing food, and nightlife. There are so many things to do in Halifax, I think you’ll find you need at least two to three days in the city. Described are ...
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I have a great view from my apartment and can see some magnificent sunsets. I face East and the sun sets behind my building so while I don’t see the actually sunset right in front of me, I get really wonderful sunsets when the light reflects on the clouds. I’ve had some extraordinary sunsets. But, if it’s been raining as the sun sets, I see some fantastic rainbows. Here are three photos I took the other day of probably the best rainbow I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t get the whole thing but I got som...
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DELICIOUS Prawn Cocktail With Yogurt Tartare

Love a classic prawn cocktail but looking for a lighter yet creamy dressing? This yogurt Marie Rose tartare sauce was inspired by the one from Fish Butchery and mimics a creamy mayonnaise based dressing but with yogurt instead of mayonnaise or oil! It's every bit as delicious as a classic seafood sauce!
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#SaudiArabia gets $3.25 billion with year's third international bond sale | Reuters

Saudi Arabia gets $3.25 billion with year's third international bond sale | Reuters Saudi Arabia sold $3.25 billion in dual-tranche bonds on Tuesday comprising a sukuk tranche and a conventional portion in its third international bond sale of the year, a term sheet viewed by Reuters showed.The world's top oil exporter sold $1.25 billion in 30-year bonds at 3.36% and $2 billion in sukuk due in May 2031 at 90 basis points over U.S. Treasuries (UST), the term sheet showed.Guidance was tightened a...
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Oil rises on higher demand forecasts, tight supplies | Reuters

Oil rises on higher demand forecasts, tight supplies | Reuters Oil prices rose to a two-week high on Tuesday after the United States lifted travel restrictions and other signs of a global post-pandemic recovery boosted the demand outlook, while supply remained tight.Prices rallied after the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO) on Tuesday projected retail gasoline prices would decline over the next several months.U.S. President Joe Biden's adminis...
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HSBC Chosen to Advise on #Saudi Food Giant’s IPO as Boom Rolls On - Bloomberg

HSBC Chosen to Advise on Saudi Food Giant’s IPO as Boom Rolls On - Bloomberg Almunajem Foods Co., one of the largest Saudi food companies, has appointed HSBC Holdings Plc as adviser to manage its initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.Riyadh-based Almunajem, which specializes in the import and distribution of food in the kingdom, could announce the deal as soon as in the next few weeks, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is priva...
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UNESCO Chief Re-Elected for Second-Term

PARIS (Reuters) - UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay was elected to a second four-year term as head of the United Nations' cultural agency on...
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Oil edges up on rising demand forecasts, ahead of U.S. price outlook | Reuters

Oil edges up on rising demand forecasts, ahead of U.S. price outlook | Reuters Oil prices edged up on Tuesday as the U.S. lifting of travel restrictions and more signs of a global post-pandemic recovery boosted the demand outlook, while supply remained tight.The rally came ahead of the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) release of oil and gasoline price predictions in its Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO), which U.S. President Joe Biden's administration has said it would use to dete...
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Messenger RNA and children? Think long and hard because there's no "UN"injecting

It's already started in the United States, and Canada won't be far behind.  Five to eleven year olds in this country will soon be eligible to roll up their sleeves for a shot that will send instructions into their little bodies telling which proteins to recruit and how to build the infamous SARS-Cov-2 spike protein.  These are the same shots that have caused hundreds of cases of heart damage, (myocarditis and pericarditis) across Canada, maybe even thousands.  In Ontario alone over 200 cases wer...
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#SaudiArabia's Tadawul increases size of its shares offered to retail investors in IPO

Saudi Tadawul Group, the owner and operator of the kingdom’s stock exchange, said it has increased the size of the offering for retail investors to 30 per cent, up from 10 per cent that were offered initially, as it seeks to increase the participation of individual investors.The holding company plans to sell 36 million shares or 30 per cent of its 120 million issued share capital to the public, it said in a statement earlier this week.“Our aim is to provide an adequate opportunity to all type of...

#SaudiArabia Readies Third Foreign Bond Sale of Year - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Readies Third Foreign Bond Sale of Year - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia is tapping the international bond market for the third time this year to lock in low borrowing costs.The kingdom is selling dollar-denominated Islamic debt maturing in 9 1/2 years and a 30-year conventional bond, according to a person familiar with the matter. The deal may price on Tuesday, the person said.The Saudi economy has rebounded this year as the coronavirus pandemic eases and oil prices soar. Moody’s Inv...
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10 Ways to Increase Operational Performance in Hotels | By Patrick Landman

If you´re reading this, chances are you´re looking for ways to improve your hotel´s operational performance – and you are unsure what actions to take and which tasks to prioritize. And understandably so, since creating a successful hotel business is anything but a straightforward – cookie-cutter process, and success definitely doesn’t come overnight… It requires careful planning, prioritization and dedication to achieve great results for a hotel.
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Hawaii travel news: November 9, 2021

Laniakea Beach on Oahu’s North Shore * Foot and automobile traffic patterns are changing at popular Oahu North Shore site – Laniakea Beach. This stop attracts many visitors hoping to see a honu, which are Hawaiian green sea turtles. We’re glad to see short-term and longer-term solutions being implemented at this traffic bottleneck. If you plan to stop here, for your safety and for the benefit of the drivers passing through, please use the designated crosswalks. For more information about this...
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Mashreq Bank Draws $100 Million N.Y. Fine Over Sudan Violations - Bloomberg

Mashreq Bank Draws $100 Million N.Y. Fine Over Sudan Violations - Bloomberg Mashreqbank PSC, Dubai’s third-biggest bank, will pay $100 million to settle allegations that it violated U.S. sanctions by illegally processing more $4 billion of payments tied to Sudan, a New York financial regulator said Tuesday. The oldest privately owned lender in the United Arab Emirates processed the transactions from 2005 to 2014 and instructed employees to leave out key details in messages sent between banks...
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#Dubai's Expo Spurs Tourism - Bloomberg video

Dubai's Expo Spurs Tourism - Bloomberg Monica Malik, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Chief Economist discusses Dubai's successful management of pandemic. She speaks with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East." [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Small Engine Technician job opportunity in Manitoba

  Become a part of a growing family-owned Motor shop in rural Manitoba, they are looking for International Engine Technicians with experience. Job Description: Review work orders and discuss work to be performed with supervisor and relay work required to be preformed with customer when over above work order Inspect and test engines and other mechanical components using test devices to diagnose and isolate faults and write up on potential work orders Adjust, repair or replace mechanical or elect...
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India's Paytm's IPO subscribed 48% as fintech firm heads into last issue day | Reuters

Indian fintech firm Paytm's initial public offering (IPO) of up to 183 billion rupees ($2.47 billion) was subscribed 48% on the second day of the issue period, receiving bids for 23.5 million shares, stock exchange data showed on Tuesday.Earlier in the day, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board put in an order for about 6 million shares in the main book, a source told Reuters. At the higher end of the price band, this translates to about 12.8 billion rupees.Paytm has put 48.3 million shares for s...
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TrakNProtect CEO Shares Insights on Hospitality Safety Culture, Technology and Her Global Mission to Help Eradicate Human Trafficking | By Alan Young

Across industries, many entrepreneurs and leaders will speak about their desire to have an impact on their respective fields. For many of us, it’s not just about bringing a great idea, product, or service to the market; rather, it’s about leveraging that idea to change the market for the better and to be a catalyst for meaningful growth and evolution.
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Mount Rainier From the Sky

Mount Rainier From the Sky One of the benefits of flying to Seattle from Phoenix is the opportunity to see Mount Rainer from the sky. Remarkably, Carol shot this photograph out of the window of our Delta flight as we flew by yesterday afternoon. According to Wikipedia , “Mount Rainier, also known as Tahoma or Tacoma, is a large active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, located in Mount Rainier National Park about 59 miles south-southeast of Seattle. With a summit el...
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#Dubai bourse gains on property shares; #Saudi retreats | Reuters

Most stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Tuesday, with Dubai index rising on the back of property shares, while Saudi stocks fell, ending three sessions of gains.Dubai's main share index (.DFMGI) rose 0.5%, boosted by a 3.4% rise in blue-chip developer Emaar Properties (EMAR.DU), while its unit Emaar Malls (EMAA.DU) jumped 3.9%, following a sharp rise in quarterly earnings.Emaar Properties, which owns close to 85% of Emaar Malls, will buy out minority shareholders of the unit and del...
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BlackRock (BLK), Brookfield (BAM) Are Among Bidders for Aramco Gas Pipelines - Bloomberg

BlackRock (BLK), Brookfield (BAM) Are Among Bidders for Aramco Gas Pipelines - Bloomberg BlackRock Inc., Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and EIG are among investment firms that made final bids for a stake in Saudi Aramco’s natural-gas pipeline network that could fetch more than $15 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Italian energy infrastructure operator Snam SpA, China’s state-backed Silk Road Fund Co. and Saudi government-controlled Hassana Investment Co. also made offers for th...
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Mobius Bets on ‘50-Year Rally’ in Indian Stocks as China Slows - Bloomberg

Mobius Bets on ‘50-Year Rally’ in Indian Stocks as China Slows - Bloomberg Veteran investor Mark Mobius has allocated almost half of his emerging-markets fund to India and Taiwan to help offset a slide in China shares that has dragged down returns from developing nations as a whole.“India is on a 50-year rally,” even if there are short bouts of bear markets, Mobius said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “India is maybe where China used to be 10 years ago,” he said, adding the govern...
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