Can Your Hotel Stand Out in a Sea of Ghost Kitchens? | By Larry Mogelonsky

Pre-pandemic, the operative model for many hotels was to generate core earnings through the rooms division with more-or-less break even or slightly positive support from one's F&B offerings.
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Aramco’s dividend defences are triple-locked – Breakingviews

Aramco’s dividend defences are triple-locked – Breakingviews: Saudi Aramco has deployed its triple-bottomed dividend defences sooner than expected. The Saudi state energy giant is handing $18.75 billion to investors this quarter even though earnings plunged to little more than a third of that amount. It’s a contrast with rivals BP and Royal Dutch Shell, which both trimmed their payouts. But even if crude demand plunges again, the $1.8 trillion firm has multiple ways of ensuring rewards for shar...
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Andaman & Nicobar islands get 400Gbps undersea cable link to Chennai

The Andaman & Nicobar islands now have a 400Gbps undersea cable link, the Chennai-Andaman Nicobar Island (CANI) system, that massively increases the internet bandwidth available to the archipelago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Monday. The 2,300 kilometers of cable were laid between Chennai and Port Blair, and then between Port Blair and Havelock, Little Andaman, Car Nicobar, Kamorta, Great Nicobar, Long Island, and Rangat, according to a press release by the government. So far, Anda...
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Duke university research shows masks can be worse than no masks....

I know for a lot of people the debate over masking is over: "Its been proven scientifically that masks help limit viral spread" they'll say.  Often it's because they read a headline somewhere that says masks can be an effective tool.  Of course science is always evolving, research goes on and on and what was true on Monday can be proven false on Tuesday.   That's certainly been the case with the debate over masks.  We've gone from hearing that they offer no real utility, to that they are vita...
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8 Best Hiking Apps Of 2020

The best hiking apps for 2020 ranging from GPS hiking apps, to safety to ones that will enhance your hike and increase your knowledge. You can read the original article here: 8 Best Hiking Apps Of 2020. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Trekking and Hiking Tours in Europe | Mountain Hiking | Adventure Travel Blog
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rotd: love and labor in alliance

Revolutionary thought of the day:Wherever capitalism appears, in pursuit of its mission of exploitation, there will be socialism, fertilized by misery, watered by tears, and vitalized by agitation. It will also be found unfurling its class-struggle banner, and proclaiming its mission of emancipation. Love and labor in alliance, working together, have transforming, redeeming, and emancipating power. Under their benign power, the world can be made better and brighter.Eugene V. Debs [Author: laura ...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets mixed; Aramco's Q2 profit declines - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets mixed; Aramco's Q2 profit declines - Reuters:Dubai’s stock market traded lower early on Sunday, hurt by losses at financials and property shares, while other major bourses in the Gulf were little changed.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index rose 0.3%, with Al Rajhi Bank gaining 0.7%, while oil giant Saudi Aramco was up 0.3% despite reporting a fall in second-quarter profit.Aramco’s net profit fell to 24.6 billion riyals ($6.56 billion) for the quarter to June 30 from ...
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DELICIOUS Trio Sushi Bake (Kani, Volcano Prawns & Spicy Tuna)!

Guys, guys, the best quarantine dinner idea is here! A Sushi Bake is a fun way to serve sushi that is ridiculously easy. Sushi rice is layered in a baking tray and then topped with three seriously easy toppings and then briefly baked or grilled! Then you scoop some out with a spoon and place it on a crisp nori seaweed square and eat! It's fun, interactive but most importantly it's absolutely delicious. This is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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China blocks all HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3

Research shows that the Chinese government has updated its Great Firewall to block ESNI (Encrypted Server Name Indication), a feature of the new TLS 1.3 which underlies HTTPS communication. Given the manner in which ESNI works, this means that China is basically blocking all web traffic that uses TLS 1.3. Three organisations that track Chinese censorship — iYouPort, University of Maryland, and the Great Firewall Report — published a joint report said that such blocking occurred for the first tim...
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Cuba is getting a crash course in internet culture — and it’s changing everything

Those changes have had both positive and negative effects
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt outperforms Mideast markets; Aramco's Q2 profit slides - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt outperforms Mideast markets; Aramco's Q2 profit slides - Reuters:The Egyptian bourse rose sharply onSunday, extending gains for a fifth straight session as most ofits constituents were in positive territory, while the Saudiindex ended higher helped by its financial shares.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index rose 0.4%, led by a0.8% gain in Al Rajhi Bank and a 1.5% increase inBanque Saudi Fransi.Elsewhere, state-owned oil company Saudi Aramcoadded 0.3% despite reporting a steep dec...
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COLUMN-Oil market stalls as absence of signals compounds summer slowdown: Kemp - Reuters

COLUMN-Oil market stalls as absence of signals compounds summer slowdown: Kemp - Reuters:Hedge funds’ oil trading largely dried up last week as the normal summer holiday slowdown was compounded by an absence of price or fundamental signals about the future direction of the market. Hedge funds and other money managers purchased the equivalent of 13 million barrels in the six major petroleum futures and options contracts in the week to Aug. 4, after selling 40 million the week before. Portfolio ma...
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Sanctuary in the city: how urban parks saved our summer

Created by the Victorians as Britain industrialised, city parks and green spaces have ‘become living rooms’ during the pandemicAs lockdown eased, green spaces nationwide began to throng with crowds, drinking, picnicking and ordering pizza to be delivered to specific park benches. Tons of rubbish piled up and councils struggled to cope. But then there was an unexpected upside. “People started to do their own thing, cleaning up with bin bags and litter- pickers bought off eBay,” says Paul Rabbitts...
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Les meilleures appli pour télécharger de la musique sur iPhone : notre top 8 !

Avec les meilleures appli pour télécharger de la musique sur iPhone, vous pourrez emporter vos sons favoris partout et les écouter sans restrictions, en les convertissant en MP3 et en les rangeant dans votre bibliothèque sur IPhone. Voici un top 8 d'applications de musique pour IPhone de bonne facture ! L'article Les meilleures appli pour télécharger de la musique sur iPhone : notre top 8 ! a été rédigé par Mika pour NWE / NOWHEREELSE.FR.
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Weekly Top Posts: 2020-08-09

French Antique Guessing Game: Takaans Paper Mache Molds from the Philippines Miss You Readjusting Slowly So Worth Listening To... Brocante Diet
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf markets gain as financials jump - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf markets gain as financials jump - Reuters:Most major Gulf stock markets advanced in early trade on Monday, supported by gains in their financial shares, although Qatar bucked the regional trend to trade lower.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index ticked up 0.2%, with Saudi Arabia Fertilizers rising 2.5% and the kingdom’s largest lender, National Commercial Bank, gaining 0.4%.Oil giant Saudi Aramco firmed 0.3%. The state-owned company on Sunday reported a 73% plunge in pro...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Aramco, Emaar Properties, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Dubai Islamic Bank, National Commercial Bank

Top 5 Pear Recipes!

Don't let life go pear shaped with these delicious pear recipes! Transform pears into a wonderful Italian pear and chocolate breakfast cake, the EASIEST one bowl pear tea cake or a show stopping whole spiced pear and chocolate loaf cake that also happens to be gluten free. There's also the prettiest, lightest pear and ricotta cake or good old fashioned spiced red wine poached pears!
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A New Normal: travel and the environment after Covid-19 – video

In this week's episode of A New Normal, Iman Amrani asks viewers what their thoughts are around travel and the environment post-Covid. With international travel increasingly more difficult to do during a pandemic, and persisting questions around the impact is has on the environment, she goes to speak to people who are taking a summer break closer to homeA new normal: work, life and balancing it all during coronavirus - videoWho do you trust on coronavirus? From Trudeau to Piers Morgan | A new no...
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Union Properties completes Dh946m debt restructuring deal with Emirates NBD | Property – Gulf News

Union Properties completes Dh946m debt restructuring deal with Emirates NBD | Property – Gulf News:Union Properties, the Dubai developer behind Uptown Mirdiff and other high-end communities, has completed a debt restructuring deal with Emirates NBD. Deal applies to the full Dh946 million outstandings the developer has with the bank.Payment of the initial amount has also been made, as per the terms of the deal.It was on Sunday that Union Properties announced it had put together a three-year turna...
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Emirates NBD, Dubai Autodrome, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Union Properties, Uptown Mirdiff, Emirates NBD Deal

Oil rises 1% on #Saudi Aramco's upbeat demand view, Iraq supply cut - Reuters

Oil rises 1% on Saudi Aramco's upbeat demand view, Iraq supply cut - Reuters:Oil prices climbed on Monday, supported by Saudi optimism about Asian demand and an Iraqi pledge to deepen supply cuts, although uncertainty over a deal to shore up the U.S. economic recovery capped gains.Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose 34 cents, or 0.8%, to $44.74 a barrel by 0641 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 futures were up 47 cents, or 1.1%, to $41.69 a barrel.Both benchmark contracts fell ...
Tags: Travel, Iraq, Brent, Reuters, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Cmc, Michael McCarthy, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Uber-efficient Tokyo food delivery

The uber-efficent delivery of food is a tried and long tested process in Japan. Traditional bicycle transportation may well have (mostly) given way to faster motorbikes, but invariably it’s still the fella who made the dish that also delivers it. And while a well-known American company is very visibly making inroads, there’s thankfully still lots of sights like this on the roads.
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Marriott President Laments ‘Frustratingly High’ Covid-19 Rate in the US

Hoping that the worst of the pandemic is behind it, Marriott announced losses of nearly $232 million in the second quarter. Revenue per available room (RevPar) for the world's largest hospitality brand dropped more than 84% worldwide, while North American occupancy rose to nearly 20% on average, reaching nearly 34% by the end of July....
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Kashmir’s doctors, patients struggle as critical medical services are crippled by year-long Internet shutdown in region

By Aakash Hassan This is the final part in a series of three articles chronicling the impact of the nearly year-long disruption in internet services in the Kashmir region, one of the longest in the world. Part Three looks at how medical services have been affected. It had been two months since Shaista Jan lost her mother to cardiac arrest and a month prior to that her brother had lost his life in a car accident. The loss of two close family members in quick succession had taken a major toll...
Tags: Travel, London, News, Kashmir, Telemedicine, World Health Organization WHO, Srinagar, Jan, Ahmad, Pulwama, Farooq, Shafi, Wani, Jammu and Kashmir, Irfan Ahmad, Shifa

Cruise News Wrap-Up – Week Ending August 8, 2020

It’s been a busy cruise news week, and still not much is good news. Some cruise lines are anxious to resume cruising and following the money. Though they think they’re following safety protocols, apparently it isn’t effective enough. Muster drills are about to change Highlights: Read More The post Cruise News Wrap-Up – Week Ending August 8, 2020 appeared first on .
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India to ban import of defence-grade fixed wing mini drones from December 2020

India will place a ban on importing fixed-wing mini drones for military purposes starting December 2020, as the Defence Ministry on Sunday released a list of 101 items for which there will be an import embargo. The import of items included in the list will be progressively be banned from December 2020 to December 2025. Apart from fixed-wing drones, the list contains other technology weapon systems such as radar, assault rifles, and sonar systems, among others. The Ministry also said that it will...
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Oil Giant Aramco Sticks With Dividend Even as Profit Crashes - Bloomberg

Oil Giant Aramco Sticks With Dividend Even as Profit Crashes - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia’s state-controlled oil giant pressed ahead with a plan to pay $75 billion in dividends this year despite crashing profit and a surge in debt, as the kingdom battles a widening budget deficit.Saudi Aramco, which Apple Inc. recently dethroned as the world’s most valuable listed company, said net income in the three months ending in June was 24.6 billion riyals ($6.6 billion), down 73% from a year earlier, accordi...
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False invoices at centre of new NMC probe | Financial Times

False invoices at centre of new NMC probe | Financial Times:False invoices and forged documents covering hundreds of millions of dollars worth of purported medicine sales are at the centre of a new investigation into fraudulent raising of debt at NMC Health, the troubled healthcare group. NMC, the largest private healthcare provider in the UAE, was once a rising star on the London Stock Exchange but it collapsed spectacularly earlier this year as it disclosed billions of dollars in unreported de...
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Port Maitland Beach in 360

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‘I'm 21 and I've never been kissed’: six people on big experiences they haven’t had

We all remember our first kiss… but what if it hasn’t happened yet? And what about swimming in the ocean, riding a bike or going to the cinema? Amelia Tait talks to six people about things they haven’t doneLauren, 21, Michigan Continue reading...
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"at your library" in the north island eagle: make screen time count with library e-resources for kids and teens

At Your Library: Make Screen Time Count with Library E-Resources for Kids and TeensYou know I’m always going on about the great e-resources you can access through your library. “E-resources” means e-books, digital magazines, streaming music and movies, plus ways to learn new skills, expand your small business, and so much more. But did you know that Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has e-resources just for kids and teens?My favourite e-resource for kids is TumbleBookLibrary. It offers pi...
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