How to Be a Samurai: A 17th Century Code for Life & War

Many today draw inspiration from Bushid?, the Way of the Warrior, a comprehensive code of conduct for premodern Japan’s samurai (or bushi). The above installment of History Brothers David and Pete Kelly’s primary source web series Voices of the Past suggests that some aspects of the samurai code are more applicable to 21st century life than others. For instance, when was the last time you slaughtered someone for rendering offense to your Lord? Not that the best practices surrounding ...
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Hotel Innovator, Life House, Raises $60M in Funding from Inovia Capital, KAYAK, and Tiger Global to Begin Selling its Software Platform to Hoteliers

Life House, the all-in-one hotel operations platform and one of the fastest-growing hotel companies in the U.S., today announced raising $60 million in Series C financing led by new investors KAYAK and Inovia Capital with participation from investors Tiger Global, Derive Ventures, JLL, Trinity Ventures, Sound Ventures, Cooley LLP among others.
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Outrigger Hospitality Group Invests in the Marriage of Technology and Travel

SAN FRANCISCO - Medallia, Inc., the global leader in customer and employee experience, today announced that Outrigger Hospitality Group selected Medalia Zingle as the intelligent messaging platform of choice for its premier resort destinations in Hawaii.
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Petroleum in drinking water at Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Honolulu council passes visitor tax, sperm whale carcass washes up on Kauai, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Pearl Harbor ©2021 All Hawaii NewsPetroleum detected in water from Navy water system. The state Department of Health on Wednesday detected petroleum product in water samples taken at Red Hill Elementary School, augmenting fears about widespread fuel contamination within the Navy’s water supply system that serves an estimated 93,000 people. Star-Advertiser. Civil Beat. Hawaii Public Radio. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now. KHON2. Oahu military water contamination is a crisis of health, environme...
Tags: Travel, Navy, Hawaii, City Council, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, Honolulu, Legislature, Federal Emergency Management Agency, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, Garden Island, Hilo, David Ige

Painting My Mom’s Mailbox

Every month one of us in the Amaro family paints my mom’s mailbox at the end of her lane. Today Elena was the one to give it a go. My mom likes her big country mailbox to be painted following holiday themes or monthly traditions this month it is a given … Christmas. Elena asked my mom what she preferred her to paint and  Santa was decided upon.   First, we scrapped some of the paint off. Layers of painted themes from over the years. Themes such as… January champagne glasses, February hearts...
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Gift ideas for your Italy-loving friend or relative

Vinegars. A ridiculously long post about vinegar recommendations crossed my feed just now. It prompted me to scan the comments for Italian ones and think about which ones I like, too. It also prompted me to brainstorm the other ideas below. What kinds of things would I, an Italy-loving person, like as a gift? And...
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There is a really good exhibition at the Arts Decoratives Museum of the fashion designs through the years of French designer, Thierry Mugler. Interestingly, he left fashion in 2002, except for his perfume line. He now goes by his first name, Manfred, and is into body building big time. Celebrities will sometimes call him out of his reclusive life to design something, Beyoncé and Kim Kardasian being two. Here are a few photos of the many things in the exhibit:
Tags: Travel, Photos, Fashion, Beyonce, Paris, Manfred, THIERRY MUGLER, Kim Kardasian, Museum Arts Decoratives

Japanese drinks, lanterns and looks

The now standard but incredibly distracting hand sanitiser bottles and vinyl screens make shooting bars a lot more difficult these days. On the other hand, the similarly important need for ventilation can have some visual benefits. Or at least it can for those stood on the outside looking in.
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Swiss Semester Abroad Program Attracts U.S. Students with Well-Paying Internships and Worldwide Experience

MONTREUX, Switzerland; Dec. 2, 2021 — The largest private educator in Switzerland, Swiss Education Group(SEG), is expanding its semester abroad work-study program to more American college and university partners.
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EASY 5 Ingredient Cheese and Spinach Spanakopita

This 5 ingredient Spanakopita or cheese and spinach pie came about by pure, serendipitous accident from random things that I had in the fridge! Cheese and spinach are an undoubtedly winning combination and you can make this easy spanakopita using frozen pastry, tasty cheese, spinach and vegetables. This has no eggs and onion and is just five ingredients!
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A Guide to Mandatory Medical Insurance Law in Dubai

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued a law requiring all Emiratis and Dubai expats, including dependents, to have insurance in place to pay for their emergency and curative healthcare needs. While Emiratis will be handled by a Dubai government-funded scheme, Dubai expats and their dependents will be handled under private health insurance schemes. The law […] The post A Guide to Mandatory Medical Insurance Law in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Over 1,000 fully vaccinated people succomb to breakthrough infections over the past 3 days in Ontario

Ontario reported a total of 959 newly identified Covid cases on Thursday December 2nd with 429 of that total being in people who were fully vaccinated against Covid.  The number of breakthrough cases reported the two days previous was over 300 each day bringing the three day total to over 1,000 for infections amongst the fully vaccinated.  While it is true that over 80% of the overall eligible population has been vaccinated, those who've rolled up their sleeves two or three times are not subject...
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How the world's largest Hanukkah menorah makes it to New York City

For the eight days of Hanukkah, a 32-foot-tall menorah lights up New York City's midtown. For the rest of the year, the world's largest menorah lives in a welding shop owned by a Catholic man.  But owning and fixing up the menorah is good business — it brings in $40,000 a year in setup costs. New York City's menorah started a trend for big Hanukkah celebrations around the globe.   Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Daniel T....
Tags: Travel, Video, Life, New York City, Trends, Retail, Hanukkah, Catholic, Holiday Season, Menorah, World's Largest, Video Format Big Business, Holiday 2021

Oil Rises as OPEC+ Leaves Door Open for Quick Change of Plans - Bloomberg

Oil Rises as OPEC+ Leaves Door Open for Quick Change of Plans - Bloomberg PRICES WTI for January delivery rose 93 cents to settle at $66.50 a barrel in New YorkBrent for February settlement rose 80 cents to $69.67 a barrel [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Timbers Company Introduces Soleil Hotels & Resorts

For more than two decades, Timbers Resorts have extended from the iconic mountains of Aspen to the sprawling vineyards of Tuscany. Intimate in scale with relaxed charm and a welcoming sense of home, the luxurious collection of retreats has been complemented by world-class hospitality and exceptional experiences. Building upon this successful legacy, Timbers Company, the company behind Timbers Resorts, is proud to announce the launch of a new brand, that true to Timbers roots, will focus o...
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OPEC+ Agrees to Proceed With January Oil-Production Hike - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Agrees to Proceed With January Oil-Production Hike - Bloomberg OPEC and its allies will proceed with their next oil-production hike, but said they could revisit the decision at any moment as the risk to demand from the omicron variant of Covid-19 becomes clearer. The group agreed to add 400,000 barrels a day of crude to global markets in January. However, it also left the door open to adjusting the plan at short notice if the market changes, an unusual step that underscores the uncer...
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Selects Silverware as a Preferred Provider of Point-Of-Sale, Mobile Ordering, and Contactless Guest-Facing Digital Dining Solutions

Silverware and Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) today announced a partnership agreement that enables hotels in the Collection to use Silverware’s point-of-sale, mobile ordering, and contactless guest-facing digital solutions. Hoteliers within Curator can deploy these technologies to elevate their guests’ dining experiences, improve speed of service, increase check averages, boost operational efficiencies, and keep guests and staff safe. Silverware POS solutions drive efficien...
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GolfBlogger’s Gift Guide: Golf Trips Pt. 2

The post GolfBlogger’s Gift Guide: Golf Trips Pt. 2 appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog. A golf trip just might be the ultimate golf gift. Whether it is in-state, across the country or overseas, the memories will last a lifetime The post GolfBlogger’s Gift Guide: Golf Trips Pt. 2 appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog - Golf news, course & equipment reviews & more
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10 Most-Booked Experiences This Winter

Now that we’re fully into the swing of the holidays and winter, wanted to shed some light on the activities Americans are getting up to this season, according to data from Tripadvisor.
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U.S. Lodging Industry and Market Outlook – 4Q-2021

LARC has released its latest Market Intelligence Reports for 44 markets under current coverage and the U.S. overall.
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Four Seasons Private Jet 2023 Journeys Announced in Response to Pent-Up Demand

As travellers look forward to embarking on long-awaited adventures, leading luxury hospitality company Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces the 2023 departures of African Wonders, a family-friendly Private Jet journey; Timeless Encounters, a returning favourite itinerary; and International Intrigue, a 24-day adventure, following record interest in the Four Seasons Private Jet 2022 line-up.
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‘The Hand of God’ by Paolo Sorrentino Is a Love Letter to Naples

Could "The Hand of God" be Paolo Sorrentino's best film?
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#Saudi crown prince showcases $500 billion ‘smart city’ plan | Evening Standard

Saudi crown prince showcases $500 billion ‘smart city’ plan | Evening StandardA global roadshow to promote investment opportunities in a planned $500 billion (£376 billion) megacity in Saudi Arabia called Neom has kicked off with a major conference in London.The inaugural Discover Neom event was held at Spencer House in St James’s Place and attended by about 250 guests, including City grandee Baroness Morrissey, former culture minister Lord Vaizey, and TV adventurer Bear Grylls.They heard from N...
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Cook wanted in Mexican restaurant in Canada

  Job duties: Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foodsSchedule and supervise kitchen helpersOversee kitchen operationsMaintain inventory and records of food, supplies, and equipmentMay clean kitchen and work areaMay plan menusPrepare food according to restaurant menu and recipe standardsMust be able to produce a large volume of food in a short amount of timeResponsible for presentation, preparation, and making sure it's ready for customer consumptionPacking meals for taking...
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What are the arguments of the socialists regarding farm laws/ MSP?

Time permitting I’m planning to write a 3-4 part article demolishing the ridiculous arguments of the socialists. There is no end to their stupidity so I can’t obviously spend time on each and every concoction that they cook up.  But at least the big ones. BACKGROUND “Why is...
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 27 November

U.S. hotel performance came in higher than any other Thanksgiving week on record, according to STR‘s latest data through 27 November.
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How We’re Creating the Best Hospitality Workplace on Earth | By Jeff Venza

As Howard Stevenson once said, “Maintaining an effective culture is so important that it, in fact, trumps even strategy.” This quote from Harvard Business School professor makes me wonder: What does it take to create the best hospitality technology company on earth to work for? At Venza, we believe the answer lies in our core values and creating the right company culture.
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Hotel Employee Safety in a Changed World: New Guide Reveals Everything Hoteliers Need to Know to Prepare for 2022

Finally, hotel reservations are on the rise, airports are buzzing with energy, and travel plans are already looking promising for the upcoming calendar year. But are things really getting back to ‘business as usual’? Well, not quite.
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Shaking up the Middle East Tourism Sector

Two leading figures in the tourism industry have launched a global hospitality startup incubator in the Middle East as they look to expedite the digital transformation of the sector. KUBE Ventures, the brainchild of long-time friends Michael Levie and David Keen, aims to drive the transformation agenda in the industry by incubating and accelerating hospitality startups. And according to Levie, co-founder and operations chief of citizenM, a techforward luxury lifestyle hotel brand, its cre...
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Oil buoys #Saudi, #Qatar stocks; OPEC+ decision in focus | Reuters

Oil buoys Saudi, Qatar stocks; OPEC+ decision in focus | Reuters Saudi and Qatari indexes extended gains on Thursday, supported by higher oil prices as investors adjusted positions ahead of an OPEC+ decision on supplies, while markets in the United Arab Emirates were closed for a public holiday.Brent crude futures rose 35 cents, or 0.5%, to $69.22 a barrel by 1215 GMT while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 29 cents, or 0.4%, to $65.86.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index (...
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