Autumn Walkabout

Season’s constant change Autumn’s golden crown Was once Spring’s fertile green now falling leaves dance around my feet.                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Governor cancels Veterans Day ceremony, Connors acting governor in Ige's, Green's absence, missing girl's adoptive parents charged with her murder, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

2017 Veterans Day parade in Hilo ©2021 All Hawaii News Governor’s Veterans Day Ceremony has been canceled. Due to the limiting factors associated with the pandemic, the State Department of Defense in conjunction with the State Office of Veteran's Services has canceled the Governor's Veterans Day Ceremony. KITV4.Josh Green Raises Money On Mainland For Hawaii Governor’s Race. His absence leaves Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors to fill in as acting governor while Gov. David Ige is i...
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A Tokyo story we will likely never ever know

We all contain stories and painful feelings that only those close to us will ever know. Even then it likely won’t be everything. Then there’s the person sat opposite on the train perhaps, or maybe someone at work — there’s always so much that we are utterly unaware of. Very often there’s little or no hint either, as publicly at least, the vast majority of us tend to keep a good deal inside. The lady below, however, seemed different. It was her expression that initially caught my eye, but then I ...
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Moving Mountains at the First Innovation Week | By César Ritz Colleges Switzerland of Swiss Education Group

When so much of mountain tourism in the Swiss Alps depends on snowfall, what happens when winters become increasingly warm? A group of creative students from César Ritz Colleges Switzerland rose to the challenge in the school's very first “Innovation Week.”
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Oil bounces around, settles up despite strong dollar, near $83/barrel | Reuters

Oil bounces around, settles up despite strong dollar, near $83/barrel | Reuters Oil prices settled slightly higher on Thursday, as the market grappled with a stronger U.S. dollar along with concern over increasing U.S. inflation, and after OPEC cut its 2021 oil demand forecast due to high prices.Brent crude futures settled up 25 cents to $81.59 a barrel after falling during the session to $81.66. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were up 23 cents to $82.87, bouncing off the session lo...
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The 5 best electric scooters of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Electric scooters are a convenient and fun way to commute to work or run errands around town. The best electric scooters should have a reliably long battery range and travel at speeds of up to 20-plus mph. Our top pick, the Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES4, has a dual-battery design and up to 28 miles of range. Electric scooters have gone from curious novelties to a bonafide form of transportation thanks to advancements in tech and the rise of e-scooter renta...
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Paris Photos

I met a friend that I knew from my Provence days the other day and, of course, took photos as we walked around. Repetto always has lovely tutus in the window. Makes me wish I danced. Lots of interesting architecture. Chocolate store. Heading toward the Saint Sulpice Church. Inside is this great sculpture of Mary.
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A CLASSIC Spanish Tortilla Omelette!

Spanish Tortilla or Omelette is a classic dish that is served at tapas bars at room temperature. It's a simple but wonderfully tasty dish made with just four ingredients: potatoes, eggs, onion and salt and is delicious hot, room temperature or cold!
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American and JetBlue are expanding their Northeast Alliance despite a looming DoJ lawsuit that could unravel it all

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways NYC Russ/Shutterstock American Airlines and JetBlue Airways are strengthening their controversial Northeast Alliance. Despite a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department, the duo is expanding its network and catering to business travelers. The alliance has the most frequencies in New York, with JetBlue adding its code to more American flights. American Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced their Northeast Alliance in July 2020 with the intent to of...
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#AbuDhabi's ADGM set to double number of cryptocurrency exchanges

Abu Dhabi's ADGM set to double number of cryptocurrency exchanges Abu Dhabi Global Market has three operational virtual assets, or what are commonly called cryptocurrency exchanges, and three more are at various stages of preparation for a soft launch as it looks to expand online asset trading options for investors, the financial hub's Financial Services Regulatory Authority chief executive said.The soft launch phase refers to a stage where a company signs up clients and accepts their digital ...
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The best air mattresses for all sleepers in 2021

Suzy Hernandez/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air mattress is a convenient option for unexpected visits, sleepovers, and camping trips. A great air mattress is comfortable, easy to set up, and can be stored quickly. Our top pick from SoundAsleep provides great back support and comes with excellent customer service. An air mattress is a great investment for those who like to be prepared for unexpected visits, sleepovers, spontaneous trips, or even camping. It can be set up ...
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STR: U.S. Hotel Results For Week Ending 6 November

U.S. hotel performance increased slightly from the previous week, according to STR‘s latest data through 6 November.
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Award-Winning Naples Bay Resort & Marina Sees Quick Rebound and Strong Growth with a Transformative APS Hotel In A Box™ System

Located in the heart of one of Florida's most exclusive beach city destinations on the Southwest coast, this award-winning tropical luxury resort is like no other. In June 2020, the Naples Bay Resort & Marina selected Above Property (APS) as their preferred technology partner. The property replaced eight systems in their tech stack by implementing the vertically integrated microservices Hotel In A Box™ solution, including their PMS, CRM, RMS, website booking engine, and call center.
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Hotel Industry Veteran Rick Day Shares His Thoughts on Driving Business Forward in the New Normal | By Alan Young

With the hospitality industry’s imminent post-pandemic recovery on the horizon and fully underway, hoteliers and travel professionals are all faced with the same question: what’s next? How can hotel brands drive business forward in the new normal? How can we return properties to their former glory of lead flow and conversion of leads to definite bookings, while also laying the foundation for a more successful future? In this case, the best insights are offered by those who have experience...
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Billionaire Sawiris Says Now Is Not Time To Buy #Dubai Property - Bloomberg video

Billionaire Sawiris Says Now Is Not Time To Buy Dubai Property - Bloomberg Naguib Sawiris, executive chairman of Orascom Investment Holdings and chairman of Ora Developers, says he wouldn't invest in Dubai's real estate market now as it is oversupplied. He speaks on ``Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East'' [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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#SaudiArabia Gives Citizenship to ‘Outstanding’ Expats in Shift - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia Gives Citizenship to ‘Outstanding’ Expats in Shift - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to an unspecified number of foreigners whose expertise could help the country as it diversifies away from oil, a major shift that follows a similar decision by the neighboring UAE earlier this year.The program targets people with “outstanding capabilities” and backgrounds in “rare specialties,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The kingdom will focus on naturalizing foreigners i...
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U.S. Warns #SaudiArabia That Its Tax Regime May Drive Firms Away - Bloomberg

U.S. Warns Saudi Arabia That Its Tax Regime May Drive Firms Away - Bloomberg The U.S. has criticized Saudi Arabia’s tax authorities and warned that disputes with foreign companies risk discouraging investment in the country.“Numerous multinational enterprises” operating in Saudi Arabia “have experienced tax issues exhibiting a lack of transparency, consistency and due process compared to what they have come to expect from other nations,” the U.S. embassy in Riyadh said in a letter to the Saudi...
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Oil recovers from U.S. inflation-driven plunge | Reuters

Oil recovers from U.S. inflation-driven plunge | Reuters Oil prices rose above $83 a barrel in volatile trading on Thursday, recovering from sharp falls triggered by concerns over increasing U.S. inflation as OPEC cut its 2021 oil demand forecast due to high energy prices.Brent crude futures rose 63 cents, or 0.76%, to $83.27 a barrel by 1443 GMT after falling earlier to $81.66. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were up 63 cents, or 0.77%, at $81.97 after hitting a session low of $80....

Roofers-Job opportunities in Alberta, Canada

  Full Time Permanent, 2 years contract. Job duties: Oversee the integrity of applied various low sloped roofing systems, including SBS, EPDM, TPO.Flat roofers will assist with removal of old roofs, install new roofs, and perform repairs. Erects scaffolding and reads blueprints. Job Requirements: Completion of Secondary schoolNeed to be able to communicate in basic English: orally and writtenExperience between 3 and 5 yearsNeed a valid drivers license Work conditions :  Physically demanding and...
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Another #Saudi Family Empire Steps Into Glare of Public Markets - Bloomberg

Another Saudi Family Empire Steps Into Glare of Public Markets - Bloomberg Amid a  rush  of initial public offerings, another Saudi family business is set to capitalize on soaring demand for stocks in the kingdom. Riyadh-based Almunajem Foods Co. on Thursday  became  the latest family-owned firm to say it will test the equity markets. It appointed  HSBC Holdings Plc  as adviser to manage its IPO of a 30% stake, representing 18 million shares. Now one of Saudi Arabia’s largest private foo...
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Expedia Group Media Solutions Releases Q3 Trend Report for Travel Recovery

Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, the global travel advertising platform connecting marketers with hundreds of millions of travelers across the Expedia Group brand, today released its Q3 2021 Travel Recovery Trend Report. The quarterly report combines Expedia Group first-party data and custom research with actionable insights to help travel marketers on their continued road to recovery.
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#AbuDhabi's new secular family law steps up Gulf talent competition | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's new secular family law steps up Gulf talent competition | Reuters Legal reforms in Abu Dhabi designed to enhance the emirate's appeal to foreigners will allow for non-Muslim judges, birth certificates for children of unmarried parents, equality of men and women as witnesses, and new alimony and inheritance laws.The new secular law, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, intends to make the political capital of the United Arab Emirates more attractive for outsiders to live and work.It...
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OPEC says high prices to dampen pace of oil demand recovery | Reuters

OPEC says high prices to dampen pace of oil demand recovery | Reuters OPEC on Thursday cut its world oil demand forecast for the last quarter of 2021 as high energy prices curb the economic recovery from COVID-19, although the group stuck to its prediction of robust growth to above pre-pandemic rates in 2022.The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in a monthly report also raised its forecast for supply from U.S. shale producers next year, a potential headwind to the efforts of th...
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KPMG Sued for $600 Million Over Alleged Sloppy Auditing in #Dubai Abraaj Scandal - Bloomberg

KPMG Sued for $600 Million Over Alleged Sloppy Auditing in Dubai Abraaj Scandal - Bloomberg KPMG LLP was sued for at least $600 million over its role in the insolvency of Dubai private-equity firm Abraaj Group, the latest in a string of complaints of sloppy auditing made against the Big Four firm.The claimants, two units of Abraaj now in liquidation, allege that KPMG accountants “failed to maintain independence and an appropriate attitude of professional skepticism,” and breached their duty of...
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Mideast Stocks: #Dubai leads most Gulf bourses higher, #AbuDhabi at peak | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai's stock market outperformed its Gulf peers on Thursday, closing out a fifth straight week of gains, while the Abu Dhabi index reached a record high.Dubai's main share index rose 1.1%, buoyed by a 2.5% rise in Emirates NBD Bank and a 4.8% jump in budget airliner Air Arabia, after it swung to a profit for the third quarter. Blue-chip developer Emaar Properties added 0.4%, after it said all conditions for the merger with its unit Emaar Malls have been met. Shares of Emaar Malls gained 0.8%; ...
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#Qatar Airways says profitable, to keep expanding | Reuters

Qatar Airways says profitable, to keep expanding | Reuters Qatar Airways is profitable and plans to keep expanding, Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said on Thursday.It plans to return to a pre-crisis network of 180 destinations and then resume prior expansion, he told a news conference. The airline says it has over 140 destinations now.However, Qatar Airways has been "damaged" by the grounding of some A350 jets in a dispute with Airbus (AIR.PA), he said after a meeting of the Arab Air Carriers ...
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How to bring back meetings & events safely, in 7 steps

The world of events is recovering, and live events are making a return. One thing is certain. Post pandemic the health and safety of your attendees will be a top priority. But managing risk means more than just checking and meeting the relevant safety obligations and rules. As we return to live, it will also mean addressing growing concerns around climate change and sustainability. Therefore developing a consistent risk governance framework for your meetings and events program is advisabl...
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What’s Next for the Future of Hotel Property Management Systems | By Kevin King

Hotel technology systems have come a long way in recent years due to the rise of various innovations like the cloud, the adoption of open APIs, and the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to everyday business operations. The global pandemic has pushed certain sectors of the hospitality tech industry further into the future. SkiftX spoke with Shiji’s COO Kevin King to look at Property Management Systems, in particular, and how hotels stand to benefit from this new e...
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Oil recovers from inflation-driven plunge | Reuters

Oil recovers from inflation-driven plunge | Reuters Oil prices rose above $83 a barrel on Thursday, recovering from sharp falls triggered by concerns that rising U.S. inflation could prompt Washington to release more strategic crude stockpiles to drive down prices.Brent crude futures gained 70 cents, or 0.85%, to $83.34 a barrel at 0956 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures rose 79 cents, or 1%, to $82.13.Wednesday's data showing U.S. inflation increased at the fastest rate in 30 yea...
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A Bumper Crop For 2022: The Hoxton to Open in Barcelona, Brussels, Berlin, and Shepherd’s Bush

The Hoxton is set for its biggest year yet with 2022 seeing the brand spreading its footprint further across Europe with openings in new cities Barcelona, Brussels and Berlin, and a fourth London hotel in Shepherd’s Bush. As part of the expansion, Working From_, The Hoxton’s coworking brand, will also open its first mainland Europe location, bringing an exciting new co-working offering to Brussels.
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