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STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 28 March

Showing further COVID-19 impact, the Canadian hotel industry recorded steep year-over-year declines in the three key performance metrics during the week of 22-28 March 2020, according to data from STR.
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Air Canada temporarily laying off more than 16,000 workersAir Canada temporarily laying off more than 16,000 workers

Airline trimming workforce by nearly half
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five reasons streaming is still better than cable, even if the price tag is the same (plus a long story mostly for myself)

If you stream movies and TV series, you know that the proliferation of streaming channels has had mixed results for consumers.Many shows that were formerly on Netflix have been pulled by their media parents, and are now found on different streaming apps. At the same time, Netflix's monthly price has increased -- so you're paying more for less.Those who still want access to the shows no longer on Netflix need to subscribe to an additional streaming service; Disney (which has all the Marvel prope...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Hbo, New York, Advertising, Disney, US, Netflix, Canada, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Mlb, Roku, Buffalo, Amazon Instant Video


Cannabis laws in South Africa

In 2018, South Africa decriminalized the use, possession, and growth of marijuana. This made it, at the time, one of the most lenient countries in the world when it comes to cannabis. The new laws didn’t go so far as to open South Africa to cannabis tourism like the legalization in Canada and select parts of the United States. It is, however, possible to enjoy cannabis while traveling through South Africa. But before trying South Africa’s top strains like Durban Poison or Swazi Gold, you need...
Tags: Travel, Marijuana, Cannabis, Canada, United States, South Africa, Amsterdam, Zimbabwe, Johannesburg, Parliament, Cabinet, Lesotho, All, Constitutional Court, Department Of Health, South African Police Service


Good news LGBTQ headlines

March wasn’t an easy month. If the coronavirus didn’t impact you directly, headlines concerning the pandemic surely stirred up anxiety related to the current moment’s uncertainty. On top of the health crisis, outlets and events for the queer community are being closed and canceled at an alarming rate, leaving LGBTQ folks with very little light at what’s looking to be a much longer tunnel than expected. But let’s not dwell on the bad stuff. In 2015, Harvard researcher Shawn Achor, psychologis...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Arianna Huffington, France, New York City, Spain, Harvard, West, Canada, Stephen Sondheim, Wheeler, Broadway, Lgbtq, Shakespeare, Andrew Cuomo


Oil Heads for Worst Quarter Ever as Real Crude Prices Plunge - Bloomberg

Oil Heads for Worst Quarter Ever as Real Crude Prices Plunge - Bloomberg:Oil clawed back some losses as Chinese manufacturing data beat expectations, but futures were still heading for the worst quarter on record as the physical market showed further signs of collapse.Futures in New York were higher on Tuesday but crude is still down 65% since the end of December. While Brent and West Texas Intermediate futures are holding up above $20 a barrel, in the world of physical crude, where traders buy ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Saudi Arabia, India, Bloomberg, Canada, Egypt, South Africa, North Dakota, North America, Midland, Bakken, West Texas, Permian, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Competition watchdog voices concerns over Air Canada-Air Transat mergerCompetition watchdog voices concerns over Air Canada-Air Transat merger

Customers will get a raw deal, says Canada's Competition Bureau
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Goldman Sees U.S., Russian Oil Most Vulnerable to Demand Crash - Bloomberg

Goldman Sees U.S., Russian Oil Most Vulnerable to Demand Crash - Bloomberg:Oil demand is getting hammered at a faster pace than anyone had predicted and landlocked crude production in the U.S., Russia and Canada is most vulnerable, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Consumption will drop by 26 million barrels, or 25%, this week as social-distancing measures to contain the coronavirus now impact 92% of global GDP, analysts including Jeff Currie and Damien Courvalin said in a note. There’s been...
Tags: Travel, Russia, Canada, Goldman, Damien Courvalin, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Jeff Currie, Goldman Sees U S Russian Oil, Goldman Sachs Group Inc Consumption


Our new course for food service workers looking to immigrate to Canada is Live in Skillshare Now.

For the last few weeks, I’ve been working on my first class for Skillshare and today it’s officially live! If you’re not familiar, Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes on everything from business to graphic design to fashion – it’s the Netflix of learning.  My class is on How to immigrate to Canada as a Foodservice worker , where you’ll learn: Canada work permit eligibility, Main Employers in food service in Canada temporary work permit Can...
Tags: Travel, Canada, NOC, Canada Canada, Andy Rodriguez, Foodservice, LMIA


6 Ways of Cooking with Eggplants

In a country as diverse as Canada, it is easy to find 6 ways of cooking with eggplants. I have learned to cook by ingredients to take advantage of the seasons and the store sale. If eggplant is on sale, I will grab that opportunity… The post 6 Ways of Cooking with Eggplants appeared first on The New Canadians.
Tags: Travel, Chinese, Canada, Recipes, Filipino, Vegetarian Recipes, Canadian recipes, Recipes by Country, Ways of Cooking, Asian Inspired Eggplant Recipe, Different Types Of Eggplants, Different Ways Of Cooking With Eggplants, Eggplant Babaganoush, Eggplant Feta Rolls, Eggplant Pate, Filipino Eggplant Omelette


Why lilies associated with Easter

General Mills could make Easter-themed Lucky Charms with all the holiday’s symbols. The jingle practically rewrites itself: lamb, fish, and rabbits; pastel eggs in baskets; butterflies, palm branches; and some hot cross buns! And then there’s the Easter lily. Attend an Easter service anywhere in North America, and you’re bound to see white, trumpet-like flowers anchoring the floral arrangements, or at least pick up their strong perfume. Also known as Bermuda lilies, or Lilim longiflorum to t...
Tags: Travel, Garden, Japan, England, California, Oregon, Canada, United States, Egypt, Jesus, West Coast, North America, Houghton, Flowers, Pearl Harbor, Easter


"at your library" column in the north island eagle: two columns suddenly without relevance, part 2

This ran after the library was closed... and it's about a resource that can only be accessed in our branches!Ancestry Library: Your Library Can Help You Discover Your RootsMany Canadians are interested in learning about their family background. After all, unless you’re an Indigenous person, your ancestors were once newcomers to this land. Where did they come from, and what was life like there? Why did they decide to leave their original country, travel to a strange place, often on the other side...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Laura K, Canadian Culture, My Writing, VIRL, Vancouver Island Regional Library VIRL, At Your Library" Column, COVID-19, Ancestry Library, Ancestry Library Happy


10 things on my mind about covid-19

1. Wealthy urbanites are fleeing to their second homes -- buying out grocery stores, expecting personal shoppers and home delivery, swelling vacation towns' size to summer proportions. This is the epitome of the egocentric, classist arrogance that often pervades the United States.2. In India, a planned lockdown of more than a billion people is expected to leave millions dead of starvation. As people become desperate, there will inevitably be rioting, police shootings, and all forms of rampant vi...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, India, Canada, United States, Labour, Health Care, Loblaws, UFCW, Laura K, Becoming A Librarian, Poverty And Class, We Like Lists, COVID-19, Brazil Pakistan Nigeria, Blogger Google


STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 21 March

Showing further COVID-19 impact, the Canadian hotel industry recorded negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 15-21 March 2020, according to data from STR.
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Five Days in Transit Six Airports Seven Temperature Guns Returning to Canada in March 2020 Was An Adventure Like No Other

Our return flight to Canada from Bali was originally booked for April 28th but we moved it ahead to March 21st in light of our Canadian Governments calls for its citizens to return home combined with those of our son and his partner both highly trai
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9 Canmore Hikes That Offer Great Views

The town of Canmore is both the gateway to Banff National Park and an access point to Kananaskis Country. As a result there is an unbelievable amount of truly exceptional hiking within an hour’s drive. I’ve tried to showcase Canmore hikes that offer views within a short distance of the town, with most about a 15 -20 minute drive away. The hike to the Sparrowhawk Tarns is the exception. Many of these Canmore hikes can be done beginning early in spring – save for the Year of the Virus. Ha Ling i...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, Canada, Alberta, Calgary, Banff National Park, Don, Alpine Club, Canmore, MacDonald, Trans Canada, Bow River, Kananaskis, Grassi, Canmore Nordic Centre, Grassi Lakes


Olympics Games to be postponed 2021

Amid mounting pressure for the 2020 Olympics to be postponed, and countries like Australia and Canada even withdrawing their athletes a few days ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), have agreed to postpone the Games to 2021. The Games, originally slated to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020, will now be delayed a whole year, and will stay in Japan. According to a joint statement from the IOC and the Tokyo ...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Australia, Canada, Shinzo Abe, Olympics, Tokyo, Ioc, All, 2020 Olympics, Organizing Committee, Thomas Bach, International Olympic Committee IOC, Olympics 2020, Tokyo Olympics


How coronavirus stopped a 23,000km American odyssey

Martín Echegaray Davies was about to cross into Canada when Covid-19 stopped him in his tracksNothing on his 23,000km (14,000-mile) walk across desert, jungle and mountains was going to stop Martín Echegaray Davies, 62, in his determination to walk from the southernmost tip of South America to Alaska. Nothing, that is, except for the closure of the US border with Canada amid efforts to contain the coronavirus.Since last Wednesday, the Argentinian adventurer has been holed up in a hotel room in ...
Tags: Travel, Americas, US, World news, Canada, Argentina, South America, Travelling Solo, Fargo North Dakota, PEMBINA, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Martín Echegaray Davies, Alaska Nothing


Enable raises $13M to help distributors, manufacturers and retailers manage rebates

Enable, a U.K. startup that has developed a cloud-based “rebate management solution” to help distributors, manufacturers and retailers manage rebates, is announcing $13 million in Series A funding. The round is led by Menlo Ventures, with participation from Sierra Ventures. As part of the investment, Menlo Ventures’ Steve Sloane has joined the Enable board. Founded by long term business partners Andrew Butt and Denys Shortt in 2015 but launched fully in 2017, Enable makes it easy for distributor...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Canada, Wolseley, Menlo Ventures, Butt, Sierra Ventures, Steve Sloane, Andrew Butt, Denys Shortt, Rexel Travis Perkins


farmers concerned about harvest labour: improve working conditions, hire locally

I've read that the recent border closures, part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, have raised concerns in the agricultural sector. Farmers are worried that there will be a shortage of the seasonal workers they employ -- and depend on -- at harvest time. Farmers normally apply for workers through Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program.There are many problems with the TFW system, including a lack of oversight that opens the door for all kinds of abuses. But leaving that aside, righ...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Labour, Farmers, Central America, Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta, What I'm Reading, Laura K, Canadian Culture, COVID, Immokalee USA 2009 and Food Inc


RUSSIA...There's something about Cyril

My Great Uncle Cyril stowed on a ship as a lad...discovered and made cabin boy...arrived in Canada and spawned.Met him on a visit to Australia where he enchanted me with the way he said Hi...or was it his 17 year old granddaughter that caught
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how to afford a real social safety net: tax corporations, tax the rich, reduce u.s. military spending

As waves of shelter-in-place orders sweep over the continent, Canada and the US must figure out how to support an entire population thrown into unemployment and in need of food, fuel, shelter, and in the US, health care. A brief dip into recent history provides two very simple answers.Demand corporations pay their share.The corporate tax rate is at an all-time low (for modern times), offshore tax havens are rampant, and as if that's not enough, in the US the largest corporations are now receivi...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, White House, US, Canada, Socialism, Va, Stephen Harper, Halliburton, Donald Trump, Fortune, Chevron, Justin Trudeau, Trump, Amazon Starbucks, Laura K


Distilleries making hand sanitizer

Craft distillers may well prove to be the Henry Fords of the COVID-era. Much like Ford famously repurposed his auto plants to make thousands of airplanes needed during World War II, craft distilleries are repurposing their stills to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. When people bought the country out of hand sanitizer — an alcohol-based product — last week, distilleries from Oregon to Alabama to Canada realized this was an opportunity to use their facilities for the greater good. That...
Tags: Travel, New York, Oregon, US, Alabama, Canada, Ford, Connecticut, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Victoria, Portland Oregon, British Columbia, Vermont, Lvmh, All


Toilet paper shortage

American derrieres are spoiled for choice. Supermarkets across the country shelve a comical number of toilet-paper products, inundating shoppers with more deals on two-ply than any consumer actually needs. On a typical day, the biggest dilemma shoppers face when it comes to the fluffy stuff is whether to swear allegiance to Charmin or Cottonelle. Anyone who’s been to the supermarket lately knows that the toilet-paper aisle is decidedly not typical, however. Across the United States, and aroun...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, China, India, US, Canada, United States, Philippines, Italy, Middle East, Portugal, South America, North, Toilet, Customs


New Brunswick: A road trip itinerary

A friend from New Brunswick once revealed to me the secret of his native province. “We have everything that all the other provinces have,” he said, “but we have it all in one place.” Indeed, New Brunswick does seem to have it all: beaches, mountains, islands, colorful cliffs, high tides, and charming towns and cities with local music scenes and fresh seafood. And it’s all contained in the tidy package that is Canada’s third-smallest — and only officially bilingual — province. To put the size ...
Tags: Travel, Virginia, US, Itinerary, Canada, Atlantic, New Brunswick, Maine, Delta, John, Grand Canyon, Anthony, Road Trip, All, Crowne Plaza, Trip Planning


STR: Preliminary Mexico Hotel Results For Week Ending 14 March

Mexico’s hotel industry has yet to see declines as steep as those experienced in the U.S. and Canada, but the effects of COVID-19 on travel still played a role in negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 8-14 March 2020, according to preliminary data from STR.
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642,000 international students: Canada now ranks 3rd globally in foreign student attraction.

Canada’s international student population has tripled over the past decade to 642,000 in 2019. Canada has moved into third place globally behind the United States of America and Australia. By  Kareem El-Assal Canada is now the world’s third-leading destination of international students, with a staggering 642,000 foreign students. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data, Canada’s international student population grew by 13 per cent in 2019 compared to the previo...
Tags: Travel, Australia, China, India, Nigeria, European Union, Unesco, Canada, Atlantic, United States, United Kingdom, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Donald Trump, Quebec, Columbia


STR: Canada Hotel Results For Week Ending 14 March

Reflecting the broadening concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian hotel industry recorded negative year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 8-14 March 2020, according to data from STR.
Tags: Travel, Canada


17 Books to See You Through the Covid-19 Crisis

How do you get through the COVID-19 crisis with your physical and mental health intact? I for one have loads of work to do (updating old posts, writing new ones, fixing photos…) so staying busy isn’t a problem. It’s how to make the most of my down time. I’m less and less keen to even watch the nightly news and spend time on social media. There is too much hype and misinformation for my liking. In my non-working hours I exercise daily, walk my dog, cook and now help with babysitting my gran...
Tags: Travel, Silk Road, Books, Australia, Mexico, China, Africa, Book Reviews, Canada, Italy, Burma, Argentina, Newfoundland, Kenya, Albert Einstein, Jaguar



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