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Most Hawaii lower-grade students a year behind, woman indicted in church sex trafficking ring, USS Daniel Inouye reaches Pearl Harbor home port, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii schoolchildren pre-COVID ©2021 All Hawaii News Most Hawaii elementary and middle schoolers are at least one grade level behind, testing shows. An analysis of fall testing data indicates that three-quarters of Hawaii’s public school students in first through eighth grades were at least one or two grade levels behind in math after the first quarter of the 2021-22 school year while two-thirds were also behind in English language arts. Star-Advertiser.Slight increase in Japanese visito...
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Xi Bay, Burwood

Xi Bay is a restaurant on busy Burwood Road. They serve a range of noodles from dry to soup noodles, all house made with a wonderful chewy texture to them. And there's no waiting about for ages for a quick meal!
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Oil dives 3% to below $80/bbl on resurgent pandemic in Europe | Reuters

Oil dives 3% to below $80/bbl on resurgent pandemic in Europe | ReutersOil prices fell about 3% to below $80 a barrel on Friday as surging COVID-19 cases in Europe threatened to slow the economic recovery while investors also weighed a potential release of crude reserves by major economies to cool prices.Brent futures for January fell $2.35, or 2.9%, to settle at $78.89 a barrel.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for December fell $2.91, or 3.6%, to $76.10 on its last day as the front-mont...
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Reliance (RIL) Scraps Plan to Sell Oil-to-Chemicals Stake to Aramco - Bloomberg

Reliance (RIL) Scraps Plan to Sell Oil-to-Chemicals Stake to Aramco - BloombergReliance Industries Ltd. scrapped a plan announced more than two years ago to sell a 20% stake in its oil-to-chemicals unit to Saudi Arabian Oil Co. as the Indian company focuses on its renewable energy investments.“Due to evolving nature of Reliance’s business portfolio, Reliance and Saudi Aramco have mutually determined that it would be beneficial for both parties to re-evaluate the proposed investment in O2C busine...
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Reliance, Aramco to re-evaluate stake sale in oil-to-chemicals arm | Reuters

Reliance, Aramco to re-evaluate stake sale in oil-to-chemicals arm | ReutersIndia's Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.NS) said it has decided with Saudi Aramco (2222.SE) to re-evaluate the oil major's proposed investment in Reliance's oil-to-chemicals business.The companies had signed a non-binding letter of intent in August 2019, which would have seen Reliance sell 20% of the unit to Saudi Aramco to fetch roughly $15 billion.Reliance also said it would withdraw its application to separate the oil-t...
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Oil dives over 2%, below $80 on resurgent pandemic in Europe | Reuters

Oil dives over 2%, below $80 on resurgent pandemic in Europe | ReutersOil prices fell on Friday below $80 a barrel as surging COVID-19 cases in Europe threatened to slow the economic recovery while investors also weighed a potential release of crude reserves by major economies to cool prices.Brent futures for January fell $2.24, or 2.8%, to $79.00 a barrel by 11:00 a.m. EST (1600 GMT). U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for December fell $2.54, or 3.2%, to $76.47 on its last day as the fro...
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Island Hospitality Management Announces New Developments Ahead of 2022

Island Hospitality Management, the premier third-party management company for select service and upscale extended stay hotels in the United States, is commemorating 35 years with the announcement of new property additions to its portfolio of more than 70 North American hotels.
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More than £3bn wiped off travel shares as Austria orders lockdown

Fears of restrictions in other European countries this winter knock airlinesBusiness live updates: Austria’s lockdown knocks travel stocksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than £3bn was wiped off the value of UK airlines and travel-related companies on Friday as Austria’s decision to order a national lockdown stoked fears of the introduction of new pandemic restrictions across Europe.Austria will go into its third national lockdown from Monday, which could last unt...
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Frontier Airlines will end service to 2 major airports in 2022

Frontier AirlinesCarlos Yudica Frontier Airlines is leaving Newark Liberty International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The airline will end service to the two cities indefinitely in Q1 2022, citing high airport costs as the reason. Frontier's cited high-costs stem from the major redevelopment project going on at Newark Liberty. Frontier Airlines is ending service to two major cities on the East Coast in the first quarter of 2022, the company said in its Q3 earnings ...
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Aloha Friday Photo: Making a new friend in Haleiwa

Mahalo to Mara Barnhart for sharing this neat pic with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Mara tells us that this shot was taken at The Backpackers Inn in Haleiwa, Oahu in April. She caught this friendly gecko checking out her delicious pineapple from Dole. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Making a new friend in Haleiwa appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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Oil slumps below $80 on resurgent European COVID fears | Reuters

Oil slumps below $80 on resurgent European COVID fears | ReutersOil prices fell sharply on Friday towards $78 a barrel as a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe threatened to slow the economic recovery while investors also weighed a potential release of crude reserves by major economies to cool prices.Brent crude was down $2.78, or 3.42%, at $78.46 a barrel by 1300 GMT, its lowest since early October, after earlier rising to as high as $82.24, extending volatility seen on Thursday.U.S. West T...
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Prices rise on robust demand ahead of peak winter months | Reuters #LNG

Prices rise on robust demand ahead of peak winter months | ReutersAsian liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices rose for the second straight week on robust demand from Asian buyers ahead of peak winter months and on supply concerns in Europe after delay in licensing the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline.The average LNG price for January delivery into Northeast Asia rose to $36.7 per metric million British thermal units (mmBtu), up $5.2, or 16.5%, from the previous week, industry sources said."The delays to ...
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Crestline Selected to Manage the Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Downtown

Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC (“Crestline”) announced today that it has been selected to manage the 150-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee. The hotel is located across from AutoZone Park, and within walking distance of Beale Street and the FedEx-Forum. It is also near the Orpheum, South Main, the National Civil Rights Museum, and a short drive to Graceland. The hotel offers 1,278 square feet of meeting and event space. Crestline now manages seven hotels i...
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Benchmark Pyramid Adds 34 Hotels to Management Portfolio

Benchmark Pyramid has added 34 hotels to its management portfolio in recent months, as the company sees a surge of demand across all areas of its business in both acquisitions and new management contracts. The new properties in the U.S. include both select- and full-service brands by Marriott, Hilton and IHG, and range in location from Michigan to Texas. In Europe, additions to the portfolio have included three English properties: Staverton Estate in Daventry, Yotel in Manchester, and Lon...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Texas, London, Spain, Barcelona, Manchester, Ihg, Michigan, Caribbean, Marriott Hilton, Staverton Estate in Daventry Yotel, Benchmark Pyramid, Mallorca Ibiza


Dreamscape Companies Penetrates Red Hot Charleston Market with Acquisition of The Saint Hotel Charleston

Dreamscape Companies, founded by real estate industry veteran Eric Birnbaum, today announces its acquisition of The Saint Hotel Charleston, a boutique hotel situated in the heart of the city’s historic French Quarter, centered in Downtown Charleston. The purchase of The Saint Hotel Charleston comes on the heels of several recent acquisitions in key regional markets and illustrates the company’s commitment to its target goal of $1 billion in acquisition over the next 24 months. This acquis...
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Accor announces the success of its inaugural “Sustainability-Linked Bond” indexed to the Group’s sustainable development goals

Today, Accor successfully placed its first bond issue indexed to the Group’s sustainable development goals (Sustainability-Linked Bond) for an amount of €700 million, with a coupon of 2.375%, due November 2028. The proceeds of this issue will be essentially used to refinance part of the existing debt.The transaction, which was oversubscribed three and a half times, demonstrates investors’ commitment to sustainable finance and recognizes Accor’s sustainable development ambition.
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Apple Hospitality REIT Acquires Portfolio of Three Hotels

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (the “Company” or “Apple Hospitality”) today announced the acquisition of a portfolio of three hotels for a total purchase price of $126 million. As previously announced, the portfolio consists of the existing 157-room Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, for a total purchase price of $29.5 million, or approximately $188,000 per key; the existing and recently renovated 112-room Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Medi...
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A Florida-based cruise line has unveiled a five-month, around-the-world cruise in 2024 for $34,700— see what it'll be like

Santorini, Greece.Azamara Miami-based cruise line Azamara has announced a five-month 2024 world cruise. The cruise will sail for 155 nights to over 40 countries across six continents. Prices range from $34,700 for an interior stateroom to $128,200 for the most premium suite.  Miami-based cruise line Azamara has announced a five-month world cruise for 2024 as global sailings continue to sell out or sell fast. Santorini, Greece.Azamara Source: AzamaraSeveral cruise lines have already announc...
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5 Ways That Restaurant Systems in the Cloud Unite Operations and Strategy

Recently, the capacity for restaurants and food services organizations to adapt quickly to drastic changes was sorely tested. To move as a whole organization in one accord between one paradigm and another to continue to serve guests and thrive was key to success. It remains to be that. Achieving that mission centers around efficiently managing restaurant systems in a more centralized manner.
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NYC Hotels Brace For Slow Recovery Despite Rebound In Foreign Tourism

After 20 months without a single guest in its more than 1,000 rooms, the Hyatt Grand Central in Midtown Manhattan is now sold out on weekends through the end of the year.
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Mytaverse launches a metaverse for business travelers

Mytaverse wants to make executive travel obsolete with its business metaverse for people who would ordinarily be jetting around the world.
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Olivia

  Olivia the easy birth baby. who sleeps eats, poops, and repeats. Cries rarely. I have only heard her cry twice, once was right before these photos  were taken and that is why I am laughing, as it was so surreal to hear her cry... What? Is she ... "A real baby?" Four weeks old.                  Related Stories You Know What I Am Going to PostHanging Out with This BoyloOlivia  [Author: French la Vie]
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Maple

This variety of érable (maple), whatever it is, has dark red leaves that turn bright orange in the fall. The leaves are all on the ground now; this photo is a couple of weeks old. Now it's time to get out there and rake. The two maples next to our driveway have deep red leaves in summer that turn bright orange in fall. When I got up this morning I saw the full moon out the window. A few minutes later I looked again and it was gone. The eclipse is just about to start, but I have a feeling that ...
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Bankers predict only 55% of business travel will return

Cross-border transactions have been executed perfectly well without anyone getting on a plane. People working in the capital markets have identified three main reasons why business travel, especially of the long haul variety, will not return on the same scale as before the pandemic.
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Accor Sees Travel in Full Swing by Early 2023

Sébastien Bazin, chairman and chief executive officer at Accor, says travel should spring back to pre-Covid levels by around early 2023. He speaks with Haslinda Amin on the sidelines of Bloomberg's New Economy Forum.
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Meet the New Platform That’s Bringing the Travel Agency into the Creator Economy: Fora

Co-founded by onefinestay’s Evan Frank, Indagare vet and Virtuoso agency owner Henley Vazquez, and entrepreneur and technologist Jake Peters, Fora launches today to modernize the traditional agency model, bringing a new generation of entrepreneurs into the industry.
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Light at the End of the Tunnel - SHTM researchers develop pioneering method of forecasting tourism demand in times of crisis

Tourism around the world is reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Hong Kong’s once vibrant industry is no exception. The path to recovery is unclear. In such extreme circumstances, is it even possible for tourism businesses to plan for the future? The answer is yes, say Ms Hanyuan Zhang and Professor Haiyan Song of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – but only if we can predict the unpredictable. In a study offering ne...
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Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) Assumes Management of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta - Alpharetta

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel management and investment company, today assumed operations of the 80-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta – Alpharetta. The hotel is owned by RADCO, an Atlanta-based national real estate company that specializes in the acquisition and redevelopment of value-add hospitality and multi-family investments.
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Oil drops below $80 on European COVID concerns | Reuters

Oil drops below $80 on European COVID concerns | Reuters Oil prices dropped below $80 a barrel on Friday as a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe threatened to slow the economic recovery while investors also weighed a potential release of crude reserves by major economies to cool energy prices.Brent crude was down $1.54, or 1.9%, at $79.70 a barrel by 1023 GMT after earlier rising to as high as $82.24, extending volatility seen on Thursday.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for Decem...
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I review three excellent and thought-provoking new books on democracy for The American Prospect. [Author: Art Goldhammer]
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