The Hard-to-Fill Skills (HFS) Pilot under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)

  The Hard-to-Fill Skills (HFS) Pilot is a three-year pilot under the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) that will enable eligible employers to recruit foreign workers in hard-to-fill intermediate-skilled occupations and entry level occupations. The SINP will issue nominations under this Pilot.   The pilot will be open for employers to submit a Job Approval Letter beginning December 15, 2021, and for foreign workers to submit an application to SINP for the HFS Pilot beginning Jan...
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Data from Ontario clearly shows it's the fully vaccinated who are now the super spreaders of covid

In Ontario like many jurisdictions, the unvaccinated are required to submit to regular testing.  University and college students who have declined the injections are required to show proof of a negative test every 72 hours in order to go to school.  And it's the same for many workers.  Fully vaccinated people are exempted from this requirement, even though they're not immune from catching and spreading covid around. And yet, despite the fact that the fully vaccinated only make up a minority of t...
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What’s New: Windstar Cruises

  What’s New: Windstar Cruises Want to know what’s new at Windstar Cruises? First, let me share that Windstar Cruises is on our Favorite Ocean Cruise Brands List . You should also know that Carol and I sailed with Windstar Cruises on one of their sailing yachts back in 2016 and loved the experience. To read our review from that cruise, please CLICK HERE . CLICK FOR LARGE VIEW Windstar Cruises News Motor Yacht Stretch Program –  In October of this year, Windstar Cruises completed a $...
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Southwest Airlines is asking corporate employees to work customer service roles at airports amid staffing shortages over the holiday

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File Southwest Airlines is asking non-operational employees to work at airports during the holidays.   Volunteers would work eight-hour shifts in December and January doing customer service tasks.  The company has faced staffing challenges this year and hopes to hire 5,000 workers in 2021 and 8,000 in 2022.  Southwest Airlines had a tumultuous year, having faced operations meltdowns, staffing shortages, and millions in losses, and it's doing everything it can to...
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Bay Ten Espresso, Lavender Bay

Dog play dates and dog mum café dates are on the agenda today and we visit Bay Ten Espresso in Lavender Bay, hidden away on a quiet street just under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If you're looking for a cafe to take your dog to and then go for a picturesque walk then this is for you!
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Oil Posts Strongest Week Since August as Virus Fears Abate - Bloomberg

Oil Posts Strongest Week Since August as Virus Fears Abate - Bloomberg PRICESWTI for January delivery rose 73 cents to settle at $71.67 a barrel in New YorkBrent for February settlement increased 73 cents to settle at $75.15 a barrel Oil set its biggest weekly gain in more than three months as the worst fears over the new virus strain have receded.West Texas Intermediate futures climbed 8.2% this week. Fuel consumption so far has escaped any major blows from the omicron variant. Yet confide...
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Expat Guide: How to Effectively Manage Cost of Living in Dubai

Dream of having a high-paying job in a foreign country is in the eyes of every second working professional or a job aspirant. However, with all the administrational issues and cultural differences, living in an unknown land can be a hard nut to crack. So, if you actually want to escape the expat bubble, you […] The post Expat Guide: How to Effectively Manage Cost of Living in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
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Want to watch TV in your hotel? Better bring your phone

The pandemic has brought a lot of changes, but one you may not be expecting is in hotel rooms, where TV remotes are quickly becoming artifacts of a past era.
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Nomadix Defends Innovations, Prevails on its Licensing Claims Against GuestTek

On December 8, 2021, a jury determined that GuestTek breached its License Agreement with Nomadix by failing to pay Nomadix royalties it owed for licensing Nomadix's patented technology. The jury awarded Nomadix $6.5 million in damages. The jury's verdict resolves a breach-of-contract lawsuit Nomadix filed in 2016 in federal court. The parties' License Agreement dates back to 2010 and was part of the parties' settlement of a 2009 patent-infringement lawsuit Nomadix brought against GuestTek...
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Ontario's Health Minister Christine Elliot - Playing politics with people's health

Christine Elliot has degrees in history and law and is the current health minister for the province of Ontario.  She's also a carerr politician which means her greatest understanding of science is of the political variety, not the medical kind.Politics is about talking points, about framing a narrative.  And the narrative of the covid vaccines is that they're highly effective.  That's not science, it's a sales pitch.  Science is about evidence and data, and it doesn't care about the talking poin...
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Monsanto pay $12M for illegal pesticide use in Hawaii, cyber attack shuts down Honolulu transit servers, teachers escape discipline, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Monsanto workers (from Monsanto Hawaii Facebook page)Monsanto to plead guilty to illegal pesticide use in Hawaii; pay $12M in fines. The court filing said Monsanto agreed to plead guilty to 30 environmental crimes after workers were allowed to go into corn fields last year on Oahu after glufosinate ammonium-based product named Forfeit 280 was sprayed on the fields. The company will also plead guilty to two felony crimes related to the storage of a banned chemical on Maui. Associated Press. C...
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take a social media human rights challenge: write for rights 2021 #w4r21

Advanced planning is no match for the calendar! Despite my early preparation, December 10 -- Human Rights Day -- still caught me off-guard. I haven't reviewed any cases or set any time aside.  I recently finished an excellent book called Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World. (I have a review in drafts... coming soon-ish.) My usual time crunch plus thinking about this book gave me an idea for a new personal challenge: substitute 15 minutes of social media per day with o...
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World Class Tech Innovator Joins Advisory Board of Fornova

Fornova, the hospitality intelligence solutions provider recognized for its leading rate integrity and business intelligence management platform, yesterday welcomed Ira Vouk, MBA, as the newest member of its advisory board. Ira, a hospitality revenue management professional with almost 20 years of practical experience within the sector, will support Fornova with its product development and business strategy.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Christmas angel in Wailea

Mahalo to Cyndi from China Grove, North Carolina for sharing this angelic photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Here’s the background information that Cyndi shared with us about this lovely scene, “This picture was taken at Longhi’s Restaurant at The Shops at Wailea in Wailea, Maui in December of 2017.  My husband and I were having dinner at Longhi’s.  We walked into the restaurant and this beautiful Angel was sitting on the counter next to the Christmas tree.  This was our fifth trip to Maui ...
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Oil prices on track for biggest weekly gain since August | Reuters

Oil prices on track for biggest weekly gain since August | Reuters Oil prices were on track for their biggest weekly gain since late August, with market sentiment buoyed by easing concerns over the Omicron coronavirus variant's impact on global economic growth and fuel demand.The Brent and WTI benchmarks were both on course for gains of about 8% this week, their first weekly gain in seven, even after a brief bout of profit-taking.Brent crude futures were up 99 cents, or 1.3%, at $75.41 a barre...
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Road Trip Safety Tips

Are you getting ready to hit the road for a multi-day road trip adventure? Make sure that your trip is fun and safe, whether you’re going alone or with your family, with these top road trip safety... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Summit Hotel Properties Announces Board of Directors Transition

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced that Dan Hansen will retire from his role as the Company’s Executive Chairman effective December 31, 2021. Mr. Hansen will continue to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors for the remaining term of his current nomination through the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. Jeff Jones, currently the Company’s Lead Independent Director, will assume the role of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2022.
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These are the 7 'World Class' airlines excelling in customer service, safety, and sustainability — see the full list

A Qatar Airways jet arriving from Doha, Qatar, at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, in January 2015.AP Photo/Michael Probst, File The Airline Passenger Experience Association has named seven airlines as "World Class." Three are Middle Eastern carriers, two are Asian, and two are European. The rankings were based on passenger surveys and professional audits regarding service, safety, and sustainability. The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) has dropped its 2022 "World Class" air...
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NH Hotel Group launches an exclusive and personalised website for companies and travel professionals

In its effort to offer agile, flexible and efficient business solutions, NH Hotel Group has launched NH PRO, an exclusive online platform that centralises processes in one place, offering greater tools to travel agencies, companies and event organisers.
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The Sleeping Giant | By Jonathan Morales

During the last several months, we have seen a lot of change in all types of industries. Hospitality, travel, and tourism got hit very hard.
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The 2021 Top 25 Historic Hotels of America Most Magnificent Gingerbread Displays List Announced

Historic Hotels of America® offer travelers many memorable ways to experience holiday traditions, many dating back decades if not centuries. 25 of these legendary hotels, resorts, and inns have created magnificent gingerbread displays to delight and inspire guests. The tradition of gingerbread cookies in the United States of America dates to the late 18th century and the tradition of gingerbread houses in the U.S. dates to the early 19th century. From life-size gingerbread cottages to a l...
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OTO Development Acquires Dunes Manor Hotel, Court & Suites

OTO Development has acquired Dunes Manor Hotel, Court & Suites in Ocean City, Maryland. The deal adds a long popular resort complex to the hotelier’s growing beachfront portfolio.
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James Beard Foundation Releases Winter 2021 Survey Results on Health of the Restaurant Industry This Season

The James Beard Foundation unveils results from its Winter 2021 Survey, which polled their network of chefs and restaurant owners on the health of their business and the top challenges the restaurant industry is facing this winter. The survey also explores chefs and restaurateurs’ thoughts regarding how their businesses could survive the winter season amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimate findings show that restaurants face a precarious future heading into the winter season. Whil...
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Valor Hospitality Announces Addition of St. Andrews Scores Hotel to Global Portfolio

Valor Hospitality Partners, a global, full-service hotel management company announced today their partnership with U.S. based Links Collection and Ireland-based Wirefox to operate the Scores Hotel in St. Andrews, beginning with an 18-month renovation. Form ed by Dallas, Texas based partners Robert Covington and Jonathan Harper, the Links Collection is the culmination of a mutual goal to develop and grow a desirable portfolio of small boutique hotels around iconic U.K. golf destinations, f...
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Tasty terrines

I mentioned earlier that one of our supermarkets advertised some interesting terrines on special this week. It's that time of year when French traditional foods are offered everywhere for the holiday table. Not that they're not available year-round, just that they're much more varied and abundant this time of year. Our branch of the store didn't have every variety of terrine that was in the advertising circular, but I got one of the two that I wanted to try along with another less fancy, but no ...
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Deloitte #UAE to switch to Monday-Friday working after weekend change

Deloitte UAE to switch to Monday-Friday working after weekend change Accounting agency Deloitte's UAE offices will follow the public sector by switching to a Monday to Friday working week from January, its Middle East boss said.The company's UAE operation, which employs more than 1,000 people and audits a large number of public sector clients, is the latest to switch to a Saturday-Sunday weekend.It did not say whether it would adopt the 4.5 day working week that the federal and local governmen...
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Oil Set for Biggest Weekly Gain Since August Despite Virus Fears - Bloomberg

Oil Set for Biggest Weekly Gain Since August Despite Virus Fears - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for January rose 0.3% to $71.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 10:19 a.m. in London.Brent for February settlement gained 0.2% to $74.54 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange after sliding 1.9% on Thursday.The prompt timespread for Brent was 20 cents in backwardation, compared with $1.34 at the start of last month. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil B...
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One of My Favorite Videos of Gabriel

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#Saudi Wealth Fund Raises $3.2 Billion From Sale of STC Stake - Bloomberg

Saudi Wealth Fund Raises $3.2 Billion From Sale of STC Stake - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund raised $3.2 billion selling part of its stake in the Middle East’s most profitable mobile-phone operator.The Public Investment Fund offered 120 million shares in Saudi Telecom Co. at 100 riyals ($26.70) each, lead manager SNB Capital said in a statement to the Saudi stock exchange. The wealth fund sold 6% of its shares at a 9.1% discount to STC’s closing price of 110 rials on Thursday....
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It’s What’s Behind The QR Code That Counts | By Laurent May

Since the beginning of the pandemic, half of all full-service restaurant operators across the country have implemented Quick Response (QR) code menus, and there has been a 750% increase in QR code downloads over the past 18 months.
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