Omicron variant detected in Hawaii, Navy works to flush petroleum out of Red Hill drinking water, blizzard warnings for Hawaii peaks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble       First Omicron Covid Variant Case Is Detected In Hawaii. The patient was not vaccinated and had no history of out-of-state travel, indicating it’s a case of community transmission, state Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Kemble said. Civil Beat. Star-Advertiser. Associated Press. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News. Big Island Now. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now.  KHON2. KITV4.Here’s what we know (and don’t know) about the Omicron mutation. While counties ha...
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Delta flights from South Africa have been forced to make stops in places like Boston and Puerto Rico because of 'payload' issues

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A350-900 XWB.viper-zero / Two Delta Air Lines flights from South Africa have had to make fuel stops in the past week. A mix of worsening weather conditions for aircraft and increased passenger and/or cargo count might be to blame, experts say.  Both flights, operating from Johannesburg to Atlanta, were operated by Airbus A350-900 XWB planes.  Two Delta Air Lines flights from South Africa to the US have had to make unscheduled stops for fuel in recent ...
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Little Hunan, Haymarket

One night Ivy, JY and I made our way around the corner to Little Hunan. Specialising in Hunanese cuisine it is full of spicy options with Hunanese specialties like smoked pork and chilli paste.
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Oil steadies, paring gains as rising COVID cases spur demand worries | Reuters

Oil steadies, paring gains as rising COVID cases spur demand worries | Reuters Crude prices ended little changed on Friday after erasing earlier big gains on growing worries that rising coronavirus cases and a new variant could reduce global oil demand.Earlier in the day, oil prices climbed more than $2 a barrel after producer group OPEC+ said it could review its policy to hike output at short notice if a rising number of pandemic lockdowns chokes off demand.Brent futures rose 21 cents, or 0.3%...
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Omicron Travel Update

Omicron Travel Update Here is a crucial Omicron travel update. If you are traveling overseas soon, you must read this. Well, here we go again; a new strain of the Covid virus, a media complex with seemingly nothing else to talk about, and a bit of panic and confusion in the traveling public. Here are a few things you should know: Covid Problems Have Been Infantisimal for International Travelers We have had hundreds of our clients traveling overseas (predominantly to Europe), and we’ve had jus...
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7 questions potential camper van or RV owners should ask themselves before purchasing one

The Last Resort Mercedes-Benz Sprinter conversion by Advanced RV.Advanced RV Camper vans have skyrocketed in popularity throughout COVID-19. There are several routes potential owners can take, from building one yourself to purchasing prebuilt units. Here's a guide potential camper van owners should ask themselves before making the investment.  Converted camper vans have become a popular living and travel trend across the US, and skyrocketing RV sales throughout COVID-19 has proven that ti...
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10 questions about the Omicron variant — including its symptoms and spread — answered by an expert

Dr. Leana Wen said the Omicron variant seems to be more contagious than Delta in South Africa. It has at least 50 mutations, which could make existing vaccines and therapies less effective. She urged people to get their booster shots and "stay flexible" about any holiday travel plans. Dr. Leana Wen from George Washington University said the Omicron variant seems to be more contagious than the Delta variant in South Africa. It has at least 50 mutations, which could make existing vaccines and the...
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Winter is coming: 9 ways to enjoy it with Google

As a native Oregonian, I thought living in California would be an incredible break from the nine months of rain I’d endured growing up. What I didn’t realize was that 70-degree winters felt…wrong. Where were the mittens? The down jackets? The occasional snowy days? I’ve since moved back to the Pacific Northwest, and I’ve had a renewed appreciation for winter weather.In fact, I enjoy the chilly months of the year so much, I’ve put together a few ways to make the most of the cold weather.I love sn...
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My email to All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee to get Tikait to debate Ghanwat

Sent a moment ago to all email addresses here. Please inform Rakesh Tikait about a challenge to a debate by Anil Ghanwat Dear farmer’s friend Despite trying to communicate with Rakeh Tikait, it appears that this message has not reached him. Details at: and follow-up tweets. I hope Mr Tikait accepts the challenge – and then a media […]
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Oil Rallies After OPEC+ Takes Flexible Stance on Supply - Bloomberg

Oil Prices for Dec. 03, 2021: Brent Crude, WTI - Bloomberg PRICES WTI for January delivery rose 3.1% to $68.57 a barrel by 1:44 p.m. in London.Brent for February settlement added 3.2% to $71.88. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Hospitality and the Technology Concerns Behind that Welcoming Smile that Greets You When You Walk Through the Door | By Jonathan Morales

As we move towards the end of a roller coaster of a year for our industry, the ever so popular pineapple, the early symbol of hospitality, has taken a hit as we pivot around so many obstacles that go against the normal traits that come so naturally for those of us serving guests in hospitality.
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get ready for write for rights 2021 #w4r21

Write for Rights, Amnesty International's annual global human rights campaign, begins on December 10. I like to think of W4R as a month-long event, and generally spend the month of December -- and often part of January -- writing my letters. Amnesty recently sent this:5 ways you can get ready to Write for Rights on or around December 10!  Get the cases: Read their stories, watch the videos, sign the online actions and send tweets to get warmed up. Find a local event: Join a virtual or socially d...
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All India Kisan Coordination Committee (AIKCC) vs All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee

The KCC was started by Sharad Joshi and canvasses reforms. The Sangharsh Committee is a branch of the Congress Party and wants TOTAL communism. All India Kisan Coordination Committee (AIKCC) The All India Kisan Coordination Committee (AIKCC) since its inception from the early 1980s has been leading a sustained struggle to free farmers from the […]
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How Hotel Technology Can Help Small Hotel Businesses

To say that 2020 was a rough year for hospitality businesses is a massive understatement. It was a time of incredible upheaval, and it didn’t end when 2021 was ushered in. The lingering effects of the pandemic will likely be felt for years to come.
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Man on flight snarls like zombie

The latest viral video of an air traveler losing their temper—10m views and counting—doesn't show any acts of overt violence or criminality beyond disrupting a flight and disobeying the flight crew. But as in-flight horror goes, it doesn't get much more menacing than "man gnashing teeth and snarling alone in his chair like a zombie." — Read the rest
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Aloha Friday Photo: Christmas ornament hanging in palm tree

Mahalo to Melanie Hubert for sharing this merry photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. A Christmas ornament hanging from a palm tree is an unexpected, but delightful sight. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Christmas ornament hanging in palm tree appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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My 2018 article in Times of India print edition regarding farm sector reform

Noting here: Get out of farmers’ way: In the end government interventions end up sustaining, not reducing, rural poverty While most other sectors were liberalised in 1991, agriculture was not. Indian farmers arguably remain among the most unfree in the world. Some claim India won’t be able to feed itself without the government playing a hands-on […]
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How To Have A Good Time While Traveling For Business

Business travels do not have to be solely for business purposes. Here are some ideas to make travelling for business a little more fun. The post How To Have A Good Time While Traveling For Business appeared first on Young Upstarts.
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CoralTree Hospitality to Manage the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, California

Tom Luersen, president of CoralTree Hospitality, announced that the company has taken over the management of the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, Calif. The 253-room hotel offers easy access to hundreds of wineries in Sonoma County and is conveniently located near the Historic Railroad Square and downtown Santa Rosa.
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Amadeus releases new HotSOS experience assisting hotels to improve operational efficiency

The hospitality industry has adapted at record speed during the COVID-19 crisis, adopting new cleaning protocols and processes as part of its response. Now as restrictions change and travel resumes in some areas, hotels continue to face challenges such as labor shortages, rising operational costs and changing guest expectations.
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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Acquires Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa in La Jolla, CA for $108M

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) (the “Company”) today announced that it acquired the AAA Four Diamond 210-room Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (“Estancia”) in La Jolla, California for $108 million. The Company retained Noble House Hotels & Resorts (“Noble House”) to manage this unique and impressive hacienda-style resort.
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‘It’s fantastic to see’: Lake District warms to its new ‘trendy’ status

People from younger and more diverse demographics are exploring area amid boom in nature tripsThere are still plenty of lean, grizzled oldies in well-worn gear zipping effortlessly up Lakeland hills like it’s a walk to the corner shop. But there are also younger and more diverse communities exploring the area as hiking, climbing and enjoying nature become “fashionable and trendy” again.“It is absolutely fantastic,” said Richard Leafe, the chief executive of the Lake District national park. “This...
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The Home Alone house is on Airbnb. Sounds like a trap | Stuart Heritage

Just how lucky will the guests who get to stay at the McCallister house later this month be? I foresee troubleIn the interests of public service, I need to make you aware of a trap. Yesterday, a property became available on Airbnb. It is a large home in the Chicago area, available for one night only and it is suspiciously cheap. Look, it’s the Home Alone house.Apparently, for $18 (£13.50), you and three friends can stay overnight in the iconic McCallister residence. You will be greeted by the ac...
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Hotel Chief Financial Officers Shift Attention to Localized Demand

Hotel brands and companies with a global growth strategy have been compelled during the COVID-19 pandemic to rein in that focus, and tend to their portfolios on a more local level.
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At least it's not corn

Fall brings a lot of browns to the landscape around us. The grape vines are naked now, their brown leaves carpet the ground below them. Most of the fall color in the woods is more brown than orange or yellow. Late summer wildflowers have sown their seeds and stand dead and brown on the margins of the vineyard parcels. The grasses and evergreens provide a contrast of deep green against the brown. And the rose hips punctuate it all with brilliant red. Remnants of wildflowers. They'll be back nex...
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#Qatar completes first merger of two publicly listed banking giants; Masraf Al Rayan has QR182b in assets | Banking – Gulf News

Qatar completes first merger of two publicly listed banking giants; Masraf Al Rayan has QR182b in assets | Banking – Gulf News Qatar’s banking sector has completed the first merger of two of its publicly listed entities. With the legal process done, Masraf Al Rayan is focussing on operational integration with Al Khalij Commercial Bank. The new entity will continue to bear the 'Masraf Al Rayan' name and with the headquarters in Lusail City.The integration of products and services is expected to...
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UK- #Saudi M&A deals on the rise as ties strengthen

UK-Saudi M&A deals on the rise as ties strengthen Merger and acquisition activity between Saudi Arabia and Britain has soared since August when travel restrictions eased, as a new direct investment programme between the two countries offers a further boost to Saudi-UK relations.Fikry Younis, the Riyadh-based partner of Lumina Capital Advisers, said activity in the Saudi-UK corridor has risen 50 per cent since the summer on the back of eased travel regulations, Brexit and Saudi Arabia’s implemen...
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Destinations International, IAEE and PCMA Announce Inaugural Business Events Industry Week

Destinations International, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and PCMA today announced Business Events Industry Week, a week dedicated to community, commerce, content, awards and advocacy in order to unite the global business events industry and to reinforce the power of business events to advance economies and social good. This week is intended for destinations and industry service suppliers to optimize their time with clients and engage with exceptional lear...
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stayAPT Suites Teams with Aileron Management to Expand Southeastern U.S. Footprint

Apartment-style hotel brand stayAPT Suites has joined forces with Aileron Management, based in Greenville, S.C., to develop up to 10 new franchised stayAPT Suites locations across the United States Southeast region by 2025.
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