Hotel occupancy stays low, Maui plastic takeout ban to commence, Big Island council bans glyphosate at county parks, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Quiet hotel lobby in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii News November hotel occupancy in Hawaii stays below 60%. Occupancy at Hawaii hotels in November was still significantly below the 2019 pre-pandemic level. Star-Advertiser.Inconsistencies In Data From U.S. Military May Hold Up Hawaii Redistricting. Hawaii’s redistricting process will move forward while a commission that redraws political boundaries awaits accurate data. Civil Beat.Residents reject redrawn Hawaii district maps, call out lack ...
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Christmas Decor from my Readers

Thank you for the wonderful sharing of your Christmas trees, decor, stories and homes!  Click on the photos to enlarge for details xxx I will keep adding as the days go on so many more to share! please send me your Christmas photos for my blog sharing [email protected]   ❤️❤️❤️❤️   “Merry Christmas from Texas! I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!” Via Michelle White Hahn ❤️❤️❤️❤️ “When the kids were little we would put up trees in every room, including the bathroom and front por...
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Hawaii small town Holidays

We’re right in the heart of Hawaii Holiday Season , and the snow-covered small-town Christmas commercial trope is airing pretty much every second of every broadcast hour on at least one of countless networks during this time of year. It’s got us thinking about Hawaii small town Holidays. On television, happy families smile and laugh, […] The post Hawaii small town Holidays appeared first on Hawaii Aloha Travel.
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A selection of my favourite photographs from 2021

With 2021 now lurching towards its socially restricted end, it’s time once again to share my favourite photos from the last 12 months. 2021 hasn’t been a good year for many people, and personally it’s one that changed life forever. The tragic loss of my wife Akiko in the summer is still something that feels unreal at times. I miss her enormously, and the daily reminders and memories remain far more upsetting than comforting. A period made just about bearable with the help and support of friends ...
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Baked Ricotta Wrapped In Vine Leaves

Christmas and New Year's is coming up and if you're entertaining then give this baked ricotta a try! You can make it regular or as a Christmas wreath. The flavour of this baked ricotta is so delicious thanks to a clever mix of cheeses. Just slice off some creamy ricotta and spread on crackers for an utterly moreish festive appetiser!
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Mapping One Of Machu Picchu’s Most Unusual Features

“Pilgrims traveling to Machu Picchu in the 15th century were greeted by Chachabamba, a ceremonial water complex that was designed to demonstrate the power of the Inca peoples. Now researchers have used 3D imaging technology to map this unique feature of the citadel.” – Artnet
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Oil Steadies Near Four-Week High as Inventories Vie With Omicron - Bloomberg

Oil Steadies Near Four-Week High as Inventories Vie With Omicron - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for February delivery rose 18 cents to $72.94 a barrel at 10:42 a.m. New York time.Brent for February settlement climbed 10 cents to $75.39 a barrel. Oil steadied near a four-week high as traders weighed falling U.S. crude stockpiles against the threat to demand from the omicron virus variant.Futures in New York traded near $73 a barrel during the session, though liquidity is dwin...
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Farm Labourer Seasonal

  Location:   Biggar Saskatchewan Come for the 2022 spring season to sunny Saskatchewan and work on a beautiful farm. Job Duties: Plant, fertilize, cultivate, spray, and harvest crops as per the yearly rotation Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment to the highest standard Detect disease and health problems in crops when possibleClean farmyard of hazards and maintain for cleanliness Job Requirements: At least 1 year of experience on farmsBe able to Operate machinery as required Be ...
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#Iran-#Saudi Talks Move Ahead as Tehran Says Diplomat Visas Issued - Bloomberg

Iran-Saudi Talks Move Ahead as Tehran Says Diplomat Visas Issued - Bloomberg Iran and Saudi Arabia appeared to have made progress in their efforts to repair ties as Tehran said three Iranian diplomats had been granted visas to be based in the Saudi city of Jeddah.Speaking to reporters alongside his Iraqi counterpart, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said Baghdad-brokered talks with the kingdom had gone well, and officials in Riyadh responded positively to “constructive proposals...
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Most Gulf markets end higher as Omicron fears recede | Reuters

Most Gulf markets end higher as Omicron fears recede | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf ended higher on Thursday, as worries around the Omicron coronavirus variant eased after a study suggested the strain might be less severe than feared. The risk of needing to stay in hospital for patients infected with the Omicron variant is 40% to 45% lower than those with the Delta variant, according to research by London's Imperial College published on Wednesday.  read more Saudi Arabia's ben...
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Oil Climbs From Four-Week High as Inventories Vie With Omicron - Bloomberg

Oil Climbs From Four-Week High as Inventories Vie With Omicron - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for February delivery rose 0.5% to $73.10 a barrel at 1:36 p.m. London time.Brent for February settlement climbed 0.4% to $75.57 a barrel. Oil rose from the highest settlement in four weeks as traders weighed falling U.S. crude stockpiles against the threat to demand from the omicron virus variant.Futures in New York traded above $73 a barrel, though liquidity is dwindling heading i...
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United is dropping 14 regional routes out of Washington DC as small cities continue to lose commercial service — see the full list

United Express aircraftWilliam Howard/Shutterstock United Airlines is dropping 14 more small markets, citing the pilot shortage as a contributing factor. All 14 cities were routes out of Washington Dulles, though 5 will be shifted to United's Newark base. Delta cut 10 routes in a network adjustment on Monday, with a majority being to small communities. United Airlines is dropping 14 routes from its Washington Dulles hub, dealing another blow to small markets.United confirmed to Insider on...
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Hotelogix enhances its Hotel PMS with powerful features in 2021, eyes 2x growth in 2022

Bangalore, December 23, 2021: Hotelogix, a globally leading enterprise-grade cloud-based Hotel Property Management System provider, announced the addition of several operationally imperative features to its Hotel PMS in 2021, primarily to empower chain/group and large hotels in every aspect of their business. Moreover, riding high on the back of technology adoption that is expected to pick up next year, the company is also looking at a 2x growth in 2022.
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"During his COVID blather, Biden went on to claim that if he had said in November it would spread as rapidly as it has, people would have replied, 'Biden, have you been drinking?'"

"While that would be one explanation for why he slurred every third word in the speech, in fact, no one would have thought he was drinking had he said this — since that’s what everybody was saying would happen. The truth is that he and his people didn’t do anything about testing then because — well, who knows why he didn’t? We need a Bob Woodward book to explain it to us in a year’s time. For now, it’s enough to say Biden didn’t act — and right now, nationally, you cannot get your hands on a ho...
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UNWTO Announces the Results on the Election of the Board of Directors of The Affiliate Members

UNWTO expresses its satisfaction with the active participation of the Affiliate Members in the voting process and its full conviction that UNWTO and the new Board will continue to deepen their joint work to foster the partnership between the Organization and the private sector, through the Affiliate Membership, in order to accelerate tourism recovery in the current context.
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Most Gulf bourses rise as Omicron worries fade | Reuters

Most Gulf bourses rise as Omicron worries fade | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Thursday, as investor sentiment improved after a study suggested the Omicron variant of COVID-19 might be less severe than feared.The South African study suggested reduced risks of hospitalisation and severe disease in people infected with the Omicron coronavirus variant versus the Delta one, though the authors said some of that was likely due to high population immunity. read moreSau...
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黑桑葚是儿时的一种好吃的零食,常常能够在马路边上寻找桑葚树,可是了解哪些食物都不能多吃,那麼黑桑葚吃多了会有哪些不良影响? 常吃黑桑葚有啥益处呢? 1.黑桑葚含有的铁和维他命C很高,因此是补血补气上品,不管生吃、浸酒,或作药剂都能够。女性产后出血、气血虚体质虚弱都宜食黑桑葚,神经衰弱和失眠人员,血气通常较为孱弱,因而也合适服用黑桑葚。 2.黑桑葚能够健脾开胃润肠通便,能安神助眠、生津解渴,常常服用能够推动胃酸代谢,刺激性胃肠功能,另外能够协助提升睡眠。 完善的黑桑葚质油润,甜酸鲜美,黑中晶莹剔透,以个大、肉厚、色紫黑色、糖份足者为宜。因为黑桑葚外皮太薄,应轻拿小心轻放,买回来后能用冷水侵泡一会,清洗就可以立即服用。但黑桑葚除开立即服用,还能泡药酒、煮粥、熬汤、制苹果酱等。 1、不可以多吃 黑桑葚不能够多吃,特别是在针对一些胃肠作用较弱的人也是不可以多吃。多吃黑桑葚的伤害关键有:非常容易引起溶血性肠炎,由于黑桑葚中带有较多的玻尿酸及其溶血性皮肤过敏物质;易导致腹痛腹泻,由于黑桑葚为凉性水果,吃多了易加剧胃肠承担,特别是在针对脾胃虚弱的人;影响身体营养成分消化吸收,黑桑葚中的单宁酸...
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Seven lessons from a global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact across the events industry. Almost all live meetings and events were cancelled or postponed in 2020 and 2021. In an ever-changing situation, with different restrictions at country levels, we quickly adapted our procedures to protect our clients and provide suggestions based on our experience and knowledge of the industry, with many lessons learned.
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Here Comes the Winner from CENTARA Startup Sandbox Programme

Bangkok, Thailand – The inaugural Centara Startup Sandbox programme, presented by Centara Hotels & Resorts x True Digital Park recently concluded with team PMPO taking home the grand prize. Markland Blaiklock, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts (Far left), Dr. Tarit Nimmanwudipong, General Manager of True Digital Park (2nd from the right), and Nichapat Ark, Director & Thailand Coverage from Openspace Ventures (Far right), congratulated the winning team who won cash...
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Ornamental [5]

Rainbow trout? Probably not. It's one of a box of glass animal ornaments that Ken gave me in 1985. They are among my favorite ornaments. I've only broken one of the six since then. Not bad for a guy with ten thumbs. Nothing fishy here. Today we pick up the holiday bird, a guinea fowl capon, at the special marché de noël in Saint-Aignan. We still do the holiday thing American style. In France, the réveillon de noël is celebrated late at night on Christmas eve with a big meal that often includes...
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HotelPlanner Celebrates Landmark Year of New Partnerships and Innovations

HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology platform powered by proprietary artificial intelligence, today shares the following milestones the company achieved in 2021.
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Cycas signs strategic partnership with Borealis Hotel Group

Two of Europe’s leading hotel companies, Borealis Hotel Group and Cycas Hospitality, have this week announced a strategic partnership to open and operate new, branded hotels across Europe.
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Jin Jiang International and Louvre Hotels Group recognized at the 21st ceremony of the Hospitality Awards

The 21st ceremony of the Hospitality Awards was held on November 30th in Paris, organized by Hospitality On media, under the high patronage of the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron and in the presence of Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, Tourism Secretary, as well as former football star Christian Karembeu, President of the Jury.
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Five trends that shaped real estate in 2021 - JLL

From the very start, it was clear that 2021 would not be like other years in recent memory. But exactly how the year unfolded wasn’t completely as imagined, either. Hybrid work moved firmly into the mainstream at a pace quicker than some anticipated (or even hoped). Sustainability became a dominant discussion point in boardrooms with more companies starting to formulate net zero action plans. The real estate industry was forced to reckon with real, urgent needs to adopt new technologies.
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Debt levels of government-related entities in GCC remain elevated - Fitch | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Debt levels of government-related entities in GCC remain elevated - Fitch | ZAWYA MENA Edition Government-related entity (GRE) debt as a share of GDP has declined across the GCC in 2021, due to higher oil prices and incipient recovery from the pandemic. However, in most of the GCC states, GRE debt levels remain higher than before the pandemic, according to a report by Fitch Ratings."The upward trend in GRE debt/GDP that has been in evidence since 2014 could resume as GREs help to drive n...
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IHS Markit includes Saudi govt Sukuk market in iBoxx global bond index - #Saudi Tadawul | Reuters

IHS Markit includes Saudi govt Sukuk market in iBoxx global bond index - Saudi Tadawul | Reuters Saudi exchange operator Tadawul said in a tweet on Wednesday that IHS Markit had included the Saudi government Sukuk market in its iBoxx global government bond index. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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Aramco Trading signs fuel deal with Australia's United Petroleum | Reuters

Aramco Trading signs fuel deal with Australia's United Petroleum | Reuters Aramco Trading Company (ATC) said on Wednesday it has signed an agreement with Australian retailer United Petroleum for potential long-term fuel supply, product storage and other business opportunities.Australia, which is already the largest fuel importer in the Asia Pacific, is a hot target market for fuel exporters as its domestic refining capacity has dwindled over the years.The companies signed a non-binding memoran...
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Bustling bars, surging business: #Dubai sees a post-vax boom | AP News

Bustling bars, surging business: Dubai sees a post-vax boom | AP News Nations around the world are lurching into lockdown, steeling themselves for a brutal surge as the omicron variant spreads like wildfire.But in Dubai, Donna Sese is bracing for a very different surge: countless restaurant bookings and meter-long drink bills.“We’re back and busy like the way things used to be,” said Sese, manager of the Yalumba restaurant at the five-star Le Meridien hotel, where devotees of Dubai’s Friday br...
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Oil Steady Near Four-Week High After U.S. Crude Stockpiles Fall - Bloomberg

Oil Steady Near Four-Week High After U.S. Crude Stockpiles Fall - Bloomberg PRICES West Texas Intermediate for February delivery was little changed at $72.72 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 7:15 a.m. London time.Brent for February settlement dipped 0.1% to $75.21 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange after climbing 1.8% on Wednesday.The prompt timespread for Brent was 4 cents in backwardation, compared with 30 cents at the start of the month. [Author: [email protected]
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Oil prices edge higher on optimism over Omicron impact | Reuters

Oil prices edge higher on optimism over Omicron impact | Reuters Oil prices edged up on Thursday for a third consecutive session over positive developments around COVID-19, even as China imposed new travel curbs and Australia reinstated restrictions to combat surging cases.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 10 cents, or 0.1%, to $72.86 a barrel at 0625 GMT after jumping 2.3% in the previous session.Brent crude futures also gained 8 cents, or 0.1%, to $75.37 a barrel, extendi...
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