From the Great Hysteria to the Great Insanity

Some comments: Insanity has two definitions: (1) When we forget the basic concept of proportionality, (2) When we do the same thing again and again (e.g. lockdowns) and expect different results. The Great Hysteria is now firming up as a long term mental disorder to be known as The Great Insanity.  
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Russian military vessel spotted off Hawaii, public schools nearing crisis as staff shortage rises, Rep. Har's drunk driving charge dropped, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Kahuku High & Intermediate School PC:Hawaii News Now from social mediaU.S. military tracking Russian military vessel near Hawaii. The vessel has been in waters just outside of the Hawaii’s exclusive economic zone while commanders have monitored movements since at least Friday. Star-Advertiser.Public schools improvise as strain of COVID staffing shortages mounts. COVID staffing shortages are hitting public schools hard, forcing many campuses to improvise. Hawaii News Now. KHON2.Fourteen l...
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Ecologic obsolescence: calculating the value at risk for stranded hotel assets | By Daniel Voellm

This is an abbreviated version of the full article, which can be found on our website, linked below. The failure to convert hotels to become net-zero carbon emitters has a major impact on the bottom line by incurring carbon credit expenses or penalties as well as excess energy consumption levels. This article analyses current asset performance, future goals and the value at risk from foregoing necessary conversions to net-zero carbon by 2050. Failure to do so results in stranding of asse...
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SiteMinder Takes Out Top Prize At The 2022 HotelTechAwards To Affirm Hotel Commerce Market Leadership

SiteMinder has affirmed its position as the world’s leading hotel commerce platform after securing the top prize and the highest number of major accolades at the 2022 HotelTechAwards by Hotel Tech Report. SiteMinder was awarded the 2022 People’s Choice Award for its customer-centricity, as well as Best Marketplace & Integrator, Best Channel Manager and Best Booking Engine.
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Identify the Strengths and Weaknesses of Competing Hotel Brands | By Daniel Diosi

All around the globe, hotel marketing teams tend to copy marketing practices from one another. Embracing proven strategies is one thing, but blindly copying anything that seems like a good idea is not a smart move.
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DIVINE Burrata With Fennel Jam & Peach

This burrata with fennel jam is something special. It's also a very handy salad recipe for summer entertaining as it can mostly be made ahead of time and can even sit in the fridge patiently waiting its turn without wilting or getting soggy. Plump creamy centered burrata is paired with a wonderfully fragrant sweet and tangy fennel jam. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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M3 Named Best Reporting & Accounting Software in 2022 HotelTechAwards

GWINNETT, Ga. – January 11, 2022 – M3's flagship product, Accounting Core, the hospitality sector's #1 cloud-based accounting and financial management platform across North America, received the 2022 HotelTechAward for Best Reporting & Accounting Software by Hotel Tech Report.
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OTA Insight Winner of Three Categories In 2022 HotelTechAwards

LONDON, SINGAPORE and DENVER - OTA Insight, the global leader in cloud-based hospitality business intelligence, has today been named the winner in three prestigious HotelTechAwards by Hotel Tech Report. For the second consecutive year, OTA Insight has been recognized as best-in-class in the following categories:
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ProfitSword Again Wins Industry-wide Acclaim With Multiple Recognitions During the 2022 HotelTechAwards

Alpharetta, Ga. (January 11, 2022) – ProfitSword, a premier developer of business intelligence and data integration software for the hospitality industry, is today honored to announce details on its impressive performance at this year’s HotelTechAwards. Recognized as an industry-leading organization in the categories for Best Business Intelligence Software, Best Places to Work as well as coming in among the top 10 for the People’s Choice Award, ProfitSword’s achievements are all the more ...
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Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraud in South Africa Probed After Brothers Vanish - Bloomberg

Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraud in South Africa Probed After Brothers Vanish - Bloomberg South African police are investigating a number of criminal cases brought by out-of-pocket investors who want two brothers arrested over an allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency platform. A group of investors are seeking the arrest of Raees and Ameer Cajee, who ran the Africrypt platform, after a number of them were offered some of the lost investment by a #Dubai-based mystery investor known as Pennython Projec...
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Watch people get scammed in Italy

Beware of currency exchange offices, especially in tourist areas. The folks at Honest Guide went to Florence Italy and spoke to people who exchanged U.S. dollars for euros and got ripped off. One American they interviewed exchanged US$1000 for 653 euros (US$741). — Read the rest
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Cloudbeds named Best PMS, Best HMS in 2022 HotelTechAwards

(SAN DIEGO) January 11, 2022 — Cloudbeds has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as one of the industry’s top technology providers by Hotel Tech Report. The 2022 HotelTechAwards honors Cloudbeds with five total awards: Best Property Management Systems, Best Hotel Management Software, 10 Best Places to Work, Top 10 People's Choice, and Channel Manager Finalist.
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Event Temple Named Best Hotel Event Management Software & Best Group Sales Management Software in the 2022 HotelTechAwards

Event Temple has been named 2022’s #1 Event Management Software & #1 Group Sales Management Software by Hotel Tech Report. This is the second year in a row that Event Temple has won the coveted HotelTechAwards in both categories.
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ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions Named Best Mobile Key Provider by HotelTechAwards for Third Consecutive Year

Stockholm – January 11, 2021 – ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, a leading provider of advanced security technology for the hospitality industry, is today honored to announce that its Mobile Access platform has once again been named the Best Mobile Key & Keyless Entry Solution by the HotelTechAwards. Hosted by HotelTechReport, the Awards are highly regarded across the industry as winners of each solution category are selected by hoteliers themselves with the submitting of verified customer rev...
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City of Niagara Falls Winter Activities

Reading Time:  3 minutes - For many of us locals, we have turned to the great outdoors as a way to escape our homes during the lockdowns, where we can meet others with a measure of safety. Expansive fields, parks and trails has made the lockdowns far more bearable and so its time to brave the chill and get in a workout! Since temperatures fluctuate during the winter, the municipality has provided activities to enjoy in all conditions. So check the weather and dress appropriately ...
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OPEC+ Supply Hikes Enough to Prevent Market Overheat, #Oman Says - Bloomberg

OPEC+ Supply Hikes Enough to Prevent Market Overheat, Oman Says - Bloomberg OPEC and its allies don’t want crude prices to climb to $100 a barrel, and are reviving production quickly enough to prevent global markets from “overheating,” Oman’s oil minister said.The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, a 23-nation group led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, continues to restore output halted during the pandemic at a gradual pace of 400,000 barrels a day -- though in practice i...
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Oil Surges Alongside Equities as Powell Reassures Investors - Bloomberg

Oil Surges Alongside Equities as Powell Reassures Investors - Bloomberg Oil jumped by the most in month after Jerome Powell’s comments to the Senate Banking Committee appeared to be less hawkish than the Federal Reserve had recently telegraphed. West Texas Intermediate crude rose, in tandem with equity markets, as much as 3.8%, to the highest since November 16. Markets were supported after the Federal Reserve Chair said at some point this year he and his colleagues will allow the Fed’s $8.77 t...
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Billionaire Jaime Gilinski Faces Moment of Truth in His Colombia Bids - Bloomberg

Billionaire Jaime Gilinski Faces Moment of Truth in His Colombia Bids - Bloomberg Billionaire Jaime Gilinski has shaken the normally sleepy Colombian markets with bids worth as much as $3.4 billion to take substantial stakes in the nation’s biggest foodmaker and a financial holding company. Now, with both offers expiring this week, he’ll find out just how successful he was in wooing shareholders. Investors in Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana SA have until Tuesday afternoon to tender their sha...
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#Egypt’s Bonds Poised for an Influx of Passive Cash, Double-Digit Returns - Bloomberg

Egypt’s Bonds Poised for an Influx of Passive Cash, Double-Digit Returns - Bloomberg Egypt’s red-hot bond market has made it a favorite of emerging-market investors, and they’re counting on another year of big gains.JPMorgan Chase & Co. will add Egypt -- which has $26 billion of eligible government bonds -- to a group of indexes this month, setting the market up to receive an influx of cash from passive money managers. Investors have already been enticed by Egypt’s hefty interest rates, which ...
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Hapi Hits Milestones in 2021 with Nearly 5,000 Hotel Partners

MIAMI – January 11, 2022 – Despite a turbulent and dynamic hospitality market in 2021, hotel companies continue to understand the importance of improving the data flow between their systems to ultimately build better guest experiences and increase direct bookings. And they’re turning to Hapi in growing numbers to solve their integration and CRM challenges.
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Advent International and Eurazeo complete the acquisition of protel Hotelsoftware GmbH, a leading software hospitality solutions business

Advent International (“Advent”), one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, and Eurazeo, a leading global investment company, today announce the completion of their acquisition of protel hotelsoftware GmbH (“protel”), a global leader in developing technology and service solutions specifically for the hospitality sector.
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STR: London hotel occupancy fell in December amid latest COVID concerns

Amid increased COVID-19 cases, London’s hotel industry reported lower occupancy but higher room rates, according to preliminary December 2021 data from STR.
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STR: Sydney hotel rates reached pandemic-era highs in December

Reflecting the beginning of summer and impact of the holiday season, Sydney’s hotel industry reported its highest room rates of the pandemic-era, according to preliminary December 2021 data from STR.
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Royal Caribbean is quarantining crew members who test positive for COVID-19 on 2 of its cruise ships

Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas ship.Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean is using two of its cruise ships to quarantine crew members who have COVID-19. The CDC is now monitoring the two ships, the Vision of the Seas and Rhapsody of the Seas. COVID-19 cases have been spiking aboard cruise ships since mid-December 2021. Royal Caribbean is using two of its cruise ships as quarantine facilities for crew who have tested positive for COVID-19.The cruise line's COVID-19-infected crew members ar...
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United CEO says nearly 33% of airline staff at its Newark hub called in sick one day

A United Airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.Markus Mainka / United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said in a memo that one-third of its Newark staff called out sick in one day. Currently, 3,000 of the airline's employees have tested positive for COVID, according to Kirby. Airlines continue to battle Omicron-related absences, with some preemptively cutting their flight schedules. The highly contagious Omicron variant has proven to be a major challenge for airlines, causing operati...
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STR: Dubai hotel rates reached six-year high in December

Lifted by Expo 2020 and the holiday season, Dubai’s hotel industry reported its highest monthly room rates since 2015, according to preliminary December 2021 data from STR.
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Cooks needed in Ontario, Canada

  Cook (Seasonal)                                                                                               (NOC: 6322) 20 vacancies                   Work Locations: Ontario (Millton, Port Carling, Huntsville, MacTier) Type of Employment: Full time – Seasonal/ 6-month contract Estimated Start Date: May 1st 2022   Job Description:   ●        Prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes and foods ●        Prepare and cook special meals for...
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Collapsible Water Bottle – Compact, Leak Proof and Reduces Your Carbon Footprint

Collapsible Water Bottle – Just about all eco-conscious travelers are aware of the virtues of stainless steel water bottles. And if you want to know which ones are best, check out our Stainless Steel Water Bottle Smackdown. There are advantages to a collapsible water bottle. The first is that you can always fit it in your purse or backpack. That’s important because most of us carry around a heavy water bottle with us and we don’t want it to get overfilled with water. What is a Collapsible Water ...
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Finding Happiness

On the way to finding happiness  peddling towards our goals, our dreams, our hopes- Focusing ahead, Taking note of the route, Twist, turns, vistas and downhill slides, admiring what others have carved out on their path. Then wondering if that is something we too should be doing? Isn’t it easy to be distracted from our essence, from our own journey - from happiness?     I remind myself that  Gratitude is happiness. To recenter my focus on what is in front of me, to listen  to see to be aware ...
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Bullets in deodorant, a meth burrito, and the TSA's other "Top 10 Catches of 2021"

The US Transportation Security Administration released its "Top 10 Catches of 2021," items that travelers attempted to bring through airport security checkpoints in luggage or on their person. Some are more unusual than others. Chainsaw (New Orleans International Airport)  A wine holder shaped like a gun (Sacramento International Airport)Fireworks (Syracuse Hancock International) Machete (Reagan Washington National)Bear spray (Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport)A meat cleaver (Harr...
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